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“Readers worldwide may not remember the author’s exact words, but they will never forget how you made them feel. The highest compliment is not for the words you scribble on paper to inspire others, but the satisfaction of knowing that … Continue reading

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Caddywampus: Murder at Woebegone Dunes Resort

When Lieutenant Baron Dunning is sent to Nigeria to investigate the plundering of natural resources for use in biological warfare, he can’t guess that the money trail will lead him to Wisconsin’s lavish Woebegone Dunes Resort … and an abandoned research site known as Gravestone Castle. Competition for ownership of the resort and the castle has resulted in a series of freakish deaths, and Dunning’s sleuthing brings him into contact with a plethora of odd characters:

Bo-Bo Bigelow, the world’s largest exporter of misappropriated oil and rare earth minerals. He wants to convert the Hermitage at Gravestone Castle into a playboy mansion.
Jack Daniels, who sees Gravestone Castle as the ideal headquarters for the Royal Enouement Society, a secret club for objectivists.
Father Feely, a talented but corrupt priest who’s indebted to Bo-Bo Bigelow.
Professor Adam Baum, a brilliant biological researcher with the personality of a serial killer.
Deputy Sheriff Bud Light, a brandy-swigging Green Bay Packers fan who finds himself in over his head when confronted with the ghastly murders.
Crystal Glass, the enchanting reporter who sweeps Dunning off his feet.
Can Lieutenant Dunning find the answers he seeks — to the case or to life’s deep philosophical questions — amidst the chaos? Continue reading

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Wire Monkey Mothers

“Poets, song-writers, and novelists responding to simple observations, sentiments, feelings, and emotions seem better able to describe the importance of maternal love than scientists, lawyers, and the cold-hearted money changers responsible for the fair and equitable distribution of adopted children.” … Continue reading

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BOOK CLUB REVIEW

Adoption Detective: Memoir of an Adopted Child Adoption Detective is a multi-genre thriller that resonates with men and women and people of all ages in every culture. Emotional tension is intense and never-ending throughout. Judith Ramano is a sympathetic heroine … Continue reading

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“A New Adoption Classic”

5.0 out of 5 stars  A book review by Donna Montalbano, Radio Host Adoption Detective: Memoir of an Adopted Child belongs in the pantheon of adoption classics. It is a powerful, complex, and unforgettable journey of an adopted child from birth … Continue reading

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“Adoption—Stowaway Orphan from Peru found in London train station”

A stowaway orphan from deepest darkest Peru was discovered in a train station in London wandering alone with a battered suitcase. He was wearing an old hat, spectacles and a rumpled duffle coat. On his suitcase was a note that … Continue reading

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Adoption Detective—Judith Land Quotes

  Choices – Our lives are the sum of all the choices we make, the bridges we cross, and the ones we burn. Our souls cast long shadows over many people, even after we are gone. Orphans – Each personal … Continue reading

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A radio Interview with Judith Land

Why did you write a book about adoption?  Media, social workers, parents and adoptees encouraged me to write a book. Audiences showed high enthusiasm for my story around campfires and dinner tables. The topic of adoption has universal appeal for … Continue reading

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“Adoption story—the old wedding shoes”

The last few years I have had some stunning breakthroughs in knowledge about my family history. When I began my adoption search I didn’t even know the names of my birth parents. Finding them seemed like an impossible task, but … Continue reading

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“Adopted? Metamorphose yourself into a butterfly.”

Butterflies serve to remind us that adoption is just the beginning of life’s big adventure, not an ending. Remarkably, there is nothing in the early life of a child or a little green caterpillar that gives a hint of the … Continue reading

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