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Illinois State Police History

Edmond P. DeRousse June 28, 2018

(hat provided by Master Trooper Gregg A. Cox 4689)

On December 3, 1818, my home state of Illinois became the 21st state to enter the Union. I honor of th

Adventures in the Publishing World

Edmond P. DeRousse June 22, 2018

My first book was released January 2010. Since then I have published several books. Two of them have been republished. I have had many positive adventures and some not so positive. I have learned much about the publishing business. My goals change constantly.

Here are some thoughts on and adventures with my book business since I began it.

I have published 7 books. 5 were on Amazon. 3 remain (see below

Secret Ingredient

Edmond P. DeRousse June 17, 2018

Here is a fictional story I wrote some time ago. Someday It may appear in a future book. Not sure what I will do with it.

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Mom has been gone for over forty years. Dad never remarried so it became his responsibility to raise all us kids. Nor d.id he ever move from the ol

Father’s Day history

Edmond P. DeRousse June 11, 2018

 

Nearly 4,000 years ago a young Babylonian boy named Elmesu carved a message to his father on a card. He wished his father good health and a long life. Although there is no re

Martha and Buttermilk (The Champions)

Edmond P. DeRousse June 5, 2018

My writing is always positive and I try to make my reader chuckle. My wife and I own a horses. As my writing and riding abilities progressed, I decided I wanted to attempt an inspirational short story which included a horse and a devastating health problem I had some familiarity with.The challenge here, of course, is to write about a negative, turn it into a positive while including humor. Horses can help people t