Troy Veenstra grew up in the city of Wyoming Michigan. He was born the eldest of two brothers and two sisters. In 1998 after the death of his father: who he quit school to take care of, he went to live with his maternal grandparents, living with them until they passed away one after the other in 1999.
In 2000, his mentor, John Collins, owner of Weird Review Magazine, felt that Troy had much more potential than he realized, assisted him in getting back to school, where he obtained his High School degree six months later. Throughout 2001-2003 Troy attended Grand Rapids Community College majoring in English & Criminology studies. Later in 2004, he transferred to Davenport University studying in the area of Law, making the Dean’s List in both summer and winter semesters for 2004, 2005, and 2006. Troy also received several competitive scholarship awards from various foundations, twice obtaining an award from the Grand Rapids Foundation.
In late 2004, he became a member of the Kent County CASA program (Court Appointed Special Advocate for Abused and Neglected Children) and served as a child advocate until health issues prevented him from doing so in late 2008.
Currently Troy has six novels accredited to his name as well as over 150 other titles in two pen names, ranging in genres such as True Crime, Legal Reference, Drama, Historical Fiction, Legal Fiction, Christian Fiction, satire, comedy, Children Fiction and women's romance/lit.
Troy has won 2nd place in the 2013 Best Author Award from Fiction4all.com
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The Impact of Music, Dance, and Theater from the Harlem Renaissance
In the late 1880s, blacks began to emerge as professionals in many areas including scientific research, and artistic achievement. By the 1900s, many had become intellectuals, scientist, poets, artist, and musicians. Some of the more illuminating of these intellectuals lived or migrated to Harlem where there was a desire to both defend and endorse the talents and worth’s of blacks.
The Cheating Heart
Cheating on your Dark Arts lover may lead to you being her next satanic sacrifice... Nothing is worse than a woman scorned, except maybe one that has the Devil on her side...
Can You Hear Me Now?
A young woman is haunted by her phone. Photos that she never took, which reveal images of her working on her computer show up on the phone. Is there a night stalker following her around? Or is there something even more sinister lurking about her apartment?
The Wrong Side of a Frying Pan
It was the early summer of 1973, Paul McCartney had just released “Red Rose Speedway,” which included “My Love,” President Nixon had announced the resignation of Halderman, Ehrlichman, and my then 16 year-old mother was about to tell my grandmother about the coming of my birth...
The Truth behind Truth: Female Domestic Perpetrators & The facts Surrounding Male Domestic Abuse
Enter a world most believe does not exist, a world where men can be abused, beaten & even murdered by their significant other. Enter the world where men, everyday are ignored by our own society as victims of Male Domestic Abuse. Men being abused and killed by the Female's they vowed to love until death do they part. These facts may change your perception on the truth you've been spoonfed.
Reasons to be Missed
Note: This book is currently entered into the second round of the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, beating out 9,500 author entrants already. See Long Description for more details about this book.
Suffering Passions: A Dramantic Romance
Ana prepared herself for the coming day, getting ready for that night, when her & her lover would celebrate the one-year anniversary of their first day, and the night they would begin talks about their future as husband and wife.
Sadly, for Ana, that was yesterday, and today is a whole new day.
Romance, Drama, love, death
The Murder of Jeffrey Dryden: The Grim Truth Surrounding Male Domestic Abuse
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The Murder of Jeffrey Dryden: The Grim Truth Surrounding Male Domestic Abuse by Troy Veenstra is an account of the circumstances surrounding the death of Jeffrey Dryden. In the early hours of July 18th in 2010, Jeffrey Dryden returned home after spending some time with his twin brother. Within minutes, he was dead, stabbed in the neck by his girlfriend, Chiquita.
The Heat of Passion Doctrine: Killing Your Spouse & Getting Away with Murder
In Maryland, for instance in 1994, Kenneth Peacock returned home to find his wife of several years in bed with another man.
he spent several hours drinking and arguing with his adulterous wife before shooting her in the head with his single shot rifle. Thanks to the Heat of Passon Doctrine he only served 18 months in a work release program after being charged with 1st degree murder.
Your Own General Durable Power of Attorney
Simply Cut, past, fill in the blanks and change this document to fit your own personal needs. Leave your loved ones and yourself with the peace of mind that you, and them will have a say in your healthcare and life should you become unable to do so yourself... Most importantly... save money, by doing it all yourself instead of spending hundreds on lawyer fees...
The Worthless Agreement:
The Truth behind the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and the Separation of Religion & Government
Its value once held as a priceless artifact worth the country’s weight in gold, now worth just as much and just as useless as an average roll of toilet paper found at any grocery or convince store across America.
Titanic: Echo of the Dying Confession: Book One of the Aroich Saga
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Based specifically around the factual details in regards to the design, creation, and ultimately the sinking of the steamship Titanic and gives a whole new idea to the question of what was really the cause of the ship being destroyed. With accuracy and a readable style of writing that captures the Victorian/Edwardian
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