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Welcome to “THE CHOICE, the Unexpected Heroes” Blog Tour! @gmplano @4WillsPub #RRBC

It’s my pleasure today to welcome author Gwen Plano back to Words To Captivate. Gwen is not only a good friend and former colleague but she is also an excellent wordsmith and storyteller. This post will serve to highlight her newly released novel “THE CHOICE, the Unexpected Heroes” and tell you about the author. Please give Gwen a warm welcome here today.

Edward W. Barrett, the former dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University made the claim, “Above all, one seeks the attitude of ruthless fairness, of reporting what he dislikes as honestly as what he likes — in short, true intellectual integrity.”

The scene: Documents related to the cabal were sent digitally to journalism departments at key universities across the United States and abroad. Also sent was an invitation to a debriefing at the base. In the following exchange writer, Julie Underwood addresses students and their questions.

Students line up and approach the mic. Ms Underwood asks that they begin by introducing themselves and identifying their college.

“Raymond Augustine from the University of Connecticut. You sent the evidence to journalism departments. Why?”

“First of all, you must have taken a redeye flight to get here, Ray. Thank you for doing so. To your question, I sent the information where I did because students are naturally investigative. They question, they search, and they want to cover a real story. This is a REAL story. This is what a story looks like when not fed to you. It is raw, scary, and potentially life-threatening. Just yesterday, a crucial player in this cabal was murdered while behind bars. The Lion made sure the man could never speak. However, we made sure that you and objective reporters would see the evidence. If someone tries to change the facts, you will know it, and you will remember this day.”

“James Ahern, NBC News. Ms Underwood, don’t you think you’ve exaggerated things, maybe come to misleading conclusions?”

“Mr Ahern, in what way do you believe I exaggerated? As I stated, close to two-dozen people have died. Executed. All associated in one way or another with the Lion. Tell me, how do you imagine that anyone inflated this story?”

“It’s just a question.”

“Who paid for you to travel here today, Mr Ahern? What are your marching orders? Would you like to share?”

Students start to yell at James Ahern, and Security Forces move closer to the stands. Admiral Parker walks to the mic. “Could we have quiet, please.”

“THE CHOICE” Book Trailer


Growing up in Southern California, Gwen Plano loved learning. She earned four degrees and taught and served in universities and colleges across the country and in Japan. Now retired, she is focused on writing. Gwen’s first book, Letting Go into Perfect Love, is a memoir. Her second book, The Contract, is a thriller co-authored by John W. Howell. Gwen lives in the Midwest with her husband, and when she is not writing, she is travelling, usually to see one of her four children and many grandchildren.






To follow along with the rest of the tour, please visit the author’s tour page on the 4WillsPublishing site.  If you’d like to book your own blog tour and have your book promoted in similar grand fashion, please click HERE.  
Lastly, Gwen is a member of the best book club ever – RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB {#RRBC}! If you’re looking for amazing support as an author, or if you simply love books, JOIN US! We’d love to have you!
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Author: John Fioravanti

I'm a retired History teacher (35 years), husband, father of three, grandfather of three. My wife, Anne, and I became business partners in December 2013 and launched our own publishing company, Fiora Books (, to publish my books. We have been married since 1973 and hope our joint business venture will be as successful as our marriage.

55 thoughts on “Welcome to “THE CHOICE, the Unexpected Heroes” Blog Tour! @gmplano @4WillsPub #RRBC”

  1. Thank you so much for hosting Gwen here on your blog, John! It’s great to see you pop back up! You’ve been missed. This has been such a fun tour, Gwen! I wish you the best with The Choice!!


    1. I’m honoured that Nonnie asked me to host on Sunday, Jan. Gwen is a great writer and I’m happy to help. Great seeing you again!

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    1. Hi, Jennie – so good of you to visit! Gwen and I worked together on the RRBC Governing Board for a few years. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this trilogy co-written with another colleague, John W. Howell.

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        1. I’m doing ok, Jennie. Thinking about returning to my original blogging – writing reflections about inspirational quotes. Maybe once or twice a week. We’ll see.

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          1. So why am I not getting your posts? Hmm… I go to your blog once in a while to see if there’s a post you’ve written, but I haven’t checked in a while. Will do that! I love inspirational quotes. Glad you’re doing okay. Best to you, John.

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  2. Hi Gwen. Another excellent excerpt although I think sometimes this is all over my head. But we shall see.

    Hi John. Good to see you again like old times. We’ll just pick up where we left off.

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    1. Thank you, Julie. It is wonderful to be a guest on John’s website today. What a surprise and delight! I’ve been smiling all day! ♥


  3. Hope your tour is everything you hoped it would be, Gwen! The Choice is a wonderful book and a tribute to your talent and worldview. Hugs!

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  4. Thank you, John, for hosting me today. I am so happy to be a guest on your beautiful site. You’ve taught me so much over these past years, and I’m forever grateful. Big hugs! ♥

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