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). After retiring, 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, 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. She loves travel, photography, 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. Welcome to her blog. Connect with her @janiceheck on Twitter, Janice Hall Heck on Facebook, and website www.TriumphOverTerror.com.

A.D.D. and High-Risk Jobs

People with ADD/ADHD often end up with high-energy, fast-action, high-risk jobs. Bob Ossler is no exception. In his life time Bob has been an EMT, a paramedic, a firefighter, and an air-sea rescue diver with the Chicago Fire Department. In … Continue reading

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ADD/ADHD: Like a Runaway Train

By Bob Ossler and Janice Hall Heck Once people find out that I talk and write about ADD/ADHD, they want to talk. (ADHD is the official term for this disorder generally associated with children–attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. ADD, attention deficit disorder, … Continue reading

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ADD/ADHD Shame

This morning I read an article on the Internet about a middle school student who received an end-of-year award in front of his classmates. His mother later reported: “He had tears in his eyes. He’s embarrassed because he had to … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for the A.D.D./A.D.H.D Writer

How does a person with ADD or ADHD end up writing a book? Don’t these children, teens, and adults with ADD/ADHD have difficulty completing projects? Don’t they jump from project to project based on their rapidly changing interests? Aren’t they … Continue reading

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One World Trade Center

Originally posted on The World Is a Book…:
The building itself is 1,368 feettall, the same height as the North Tower that fell during the 9/11 attacks. And if you add the height of its decorative spire, 1 WTC measures 1,776 feet.…

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A Tale of Two Titles: Triumph or Trump?

by Bob Ossler and Janice Hall Heck Choosing a title for a book is tricky. Designing the book cover is another matter. Our first book, Triumph Over Terror, has just gotten a new cover. Look at cover 1 and  cover 2. … Continue reading

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Cute Dogs or American Heroes? Who Wins?

by Bob Ossler Chaplain and Janice Hall Heck Three days remain in the Christian Indie Awards Book contest  (www.christianpublishers.net/18votes/)  Deadline March 31. Will dog stories win first place in this contest? Our book, Triumph Over Terror, has been in two … Continue reading

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