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 Upon returning to the U.S, Canaan became a unemployment statistic because news film had been superseded by videotape, which was controlled by a different union..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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Miss Rainbow & the Magic Teapot
By Marcia Koski
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,700. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011 by Don Canaan. Category: Fiction
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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The Bronx Boy Discovers Invisible Ink
By Don Canaan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
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.
Family Trees Have Strong Roots
By Don Canaan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
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
By Don Canaan
Series: Liz Roberts Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,800. Language: American English. Published: September 13, 2012. Category: Fiction
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.
Alzheimer's: Dutiful Daughter
By Don Canaan
Series: Liz Roberts Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,600. Language: American English. Published: September 13, 2012. Category: Fiction
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.
Cracker Barrel
By Don Canaan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,480. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
Life tends to be cyclical. Everything, fashion, music or economics -- eventually returns. And so did Don Canaan -- from a Bronx tenement to marriage, children, success in television newsfilm, immigration to Israel, re-marriage, two more children and a return to the U.S.A. and a new facet of journalism--print. The following are just a few of his many articles.
Jews in Prison
By Don Canaan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,650. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
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
2021: A Spaced-Out Odyssey
By Don Canaan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011. Category: Fiction
The bell rang signaling the last round of the struggle -- the end of the week-- Friday. In just six hours, Tammy thought, as she entered Chauvin Junior High School, I'll be on my way to the beach house for the weekend with mom and dad. She loved the salt water and she especially loved the beach house on stilts. Dad was so impressed with what she had built with her Lego set that he had bought
Horror in Hocking County
By Don Canaan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,550. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
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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