Don Canaan

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Don Canaan went from a Bronx tenement to success in television news film, immigration to Israel, return to the U.S. and then to print journalism.

He edited news film and documentaries for NBC News in New York, receiving a joint editorial commendation (as Donald Swerdlow) for Producer Fred Freed’s “American White Paper: Organized Crime in the United States.” In 1974, Canaan immigrated to Israel as part of an American group planning to found and settle in the new city of Yamit in the Sinai, north of El Arish. Upon returning to the U.S, Canaan became a unemployment statistic because news film had been superseded by videotape, which was controlled by a different union..

Ohio State University's School of Journalism came to the rescue with an offer to earn a master's degree while serving as an assistant in its TV news workshop.

Canaan was hired as staff writer and photographer for The American Israelite in Cincinnati where he enterprised many stories.. His series, "Jews in Ohio's Prisons: Does Anybody Care?" won first place for best weekly journalism in Ohio from the State of Ohio Bar Association.
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He is the author of “Horror in Hocking County” (a true-crime documentation of alleged satanic murders.

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Wayward Pines: An Unauthorized Guide
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: American English. Published: August 18, 2015 by Don Canaan. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
"Wayward Pines: An Unauthorized Guide" is based on the Fox Network's television mini-series and Blake Crouch's wonderful print trilogy. "Pines," "Wayward Pines" and "The Last Town." What is the truth? Are the residents of Wayward Pines dead or alive-or both?"
Pretty Little Girl: A Liz Roberts Mystery
Series: Liz Roberts Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,590. Language: American English. Published: September 13, 2012 by Don Canaan. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Laura turned 13 and became a perfect daughter-- devoting herself to taking care of her Alzheimer's father. But now Laura decides it’s time for her to reclaim her life. Detective Liz Roberts investigates when a confused man is found wandering in a county fair unable to tell anyone who he is. As Liz uncovers his identity, she also begins to uncover long-kept secrets in her own family's past.
Miss Rainbow & the Magic Teapot
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,700. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011 by Don Canaan. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
The initial magical adventures of librarian Miss Rainbow, her 4th-grade student volunteers and the felf that shows them worlds that were only previously found in print books. This will be a continuing series that will traverse time and space, fairy tales and real tales, and will keep readers on the very edge of their seats.

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Daddy's Girl: A Prequel to Pretty Little Girl
Price: Free! Words: 6,710. Language: American English. Published: March 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
"Daddy's Girl," a prequel to "Pretty Little Girl" provides you with a horrific story of pedophilia that segues into a psychological thriller of misdeeds. In Volume 1 of this series of Liz Roberts Mysteries," we found that for 20 years, from age 13, when her father paid a $50,000 ransom for her, until after she married, Laura Bedrosian literally acted as her father Armen's "substitute wife."
A Giant Shadow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates, Fiction » Inspirational
With the exception of a parent's love, nothing matches the love in "A Giant Shadow" that Avi has for his dog--a bond that transforms both miraculously. The K-3 illustrated book explores Avi's love for his canine buddy, as well as the sadness that arises when the pet is injured and cannot romp any more after he falls from a cliff. The book's happy ending shows that miracles can occur.
The Bronx Boy Discovers Invisible Ink
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books, Nonfiction » Children's Books » How-it-works
Pre-teen or "tween" chlldren growing up in urban areas during the late 1940s and early 1950s, the nostalgic era between radio and television, learned primarily from other youngsters in the street. And this learning was not what we now consider to be conventional education. These naive youngsters loved to experiment.
Geneaology for Children: Family Trees Have Strong Roots
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Family / Multigenerational
A nostalgic introduction to genealogy and the creation of family trees for youngsters in grades one through four. The illustrations complement advice contained in the text.
Dedicated Doctor or Baby Broker
Series: Liz Roberts Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,790. Language: American English. Published: September 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
An idealistic young doctor loses her idealism after events intervene to rob her of everything she loves. Is Ellen Goodman the kind, empathetic obstetrician or a greedy baby broker and murderer? Detective Liz Roberts unravels 70 years of secrets to discover a complicated tale of profound love between two people forbidden by law to be together. It is a tale of great sacrifice…and of greater evil.
Pretty Little Girl: A Liz Roberts Mystery
Series: Liz Roberts Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,590. Language: American English. Published: September 13, 2012 by Don Canaan. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Laura turned 13 and became a perfect daughter-- devoting herself to taking care of her Alzheimer's father. But now Laura decides it’s time for her to reclaim her life. Detective Liz Roberts investigates when a confused man is found wandering in a county fair unable to tell anyone who he is. As Liz uncovers his identity, she also begins to uncover long-kept secrets in her own family's past.
Jews in Prison
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,650. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Civil rights, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism
There were, in 2007, more than 50,000 people incarcerated in prison facilities in Ohio. And only about 50 inmates were Jewish. This book examines the status of Jewish inmates in Ohio's prisons, how they live and how they survive in a penal situation where only about.001 percent of the prison population is Jewish. Many Jews on the street do not realize there are, nor do they care about J
Horror in Hocking County
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,550. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
In 1982, Annette Cooper Johnston and her fiance, Todd Schultz disappeared from their Ohio homes. Their bodies were later found dismembered. Stepfather Dale Johnston was arrested, tried and convicted of aggravated murder and was sentenced to death. His conviction was later overturned. The defense had on its back-burner, a forensic historian to testify that the teens were murdered by a Satanic cult.

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