Author Archives: Janice Hall Heck

About Janice Hall Heck

Janice Heck, coauthor of Triumph Over Terror with Bob Ossler, is a retired educator (special education, early childhood administration). An AARP card holder, she is still raring to go! After official retirement, she kept her hand in education by teaching English, writing, and computer applications (part-time)in a residential adolescent drug/alcohol rehab program. In her free time (whoever said you have free time when you retire? Wrong!), she writes for, edits, and publishes a community newsletter; sings in the Margate Community Church choir; and collects old grammar books just for the heck of it. (Stop that snickering!) She loves travel, cats, writing, blogging, blogging challenges, and life-long learning. She is a wife, mother, and Grannie to thirteen grandchildren. She is committed to Relay for Life (cancer), the annual City-to-Shore MS Bike-a-Thon, and the American Heart Association. She is rapidly learning about eldercare for an older sibling. Welcome to her blog. Connect with her @janiceheck on Twitter, Janice Hall Heck on Facebook, and website

Excerpt: Triumph Over Terror

We invite you to read an excerpt of Triumph Over Terror, a book coauthored by Chaplain Bob Ossler and Janice Hall Heck. The book relates Chaplain Bob Ossler’s experiences at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on … Continue reading

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A.D.D. and Doing What I Do Best: Talking with People

So I’ve owned up to being A.D.D./A.D.H.D, and that explains a bit of my poor performance in school in my early years. It may also explain a bit of my impulsiveness, inattention, and hyperactivity as a child and as an … Continue reading

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A.D.D./A.D.H.D and Readers Choice Book Competition

So what does A.D.D./A.D.H.D have in common with the Readers Choice Book Competition? Me. Bob Ossler. That’s right. Me. Ages ago, I was one of those kids that teachers argued over: “Don’t put that kid in my class.” My reputation … Continue reading

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A Dog, A Cat, or a Hero

Which topic would you rather read about? I know. Everyone loves dogs and cats, so those books snag my attention, too. Always cute, touching stories. But, here’s another. Chaplain Bob Ossler volunteered at Ground Zero in New York City after the … Continue reading

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Daily Post Prompt: Underdog

So this prompt I can write about: Underdog. My coauthor (Janice Hall Heck) and I have written a book entitled Triumph Over Terror, a book about my experiences as a volunteer chaplain at Ground Zero after September 11. It was … Continue reading

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Triumph Over Terror – Finalist – American Book Fest 2017

Chaplain Bob Ossler and Janice Hall Heck are happy to announce that Triumph Over Terror is a Finalist in the American Book Fest competition in the History Category. November, 2017.  ( Triumph Over Terror also has 51 5-star reviews on Amazon. Now we … Continue reading

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Triumph Over Terror – Award Winning Book

Triumph Over Terror by Chaplain Bob Ossler and Janice Hall Heck is in TCK Publishing Readers Choice Books competition at Category 6 #Memoir “Chaplain bob Ossler has been in the rescue business for a long time as a firefighter, paramedic, … Continue reading

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