'The Diary of a Patient Man, a Father's Struggle - F4J® Limited Edition' - Oprah's Next Book Club Selection?

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Author Bill Stoneking re-releases "The Diary of a Patient Man, A Father's Struggle" in a limited edition, focused on gaining attention to the problem fathers and their children face in family courts across the nation and the need for harsh accountability of judges.

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In stepping up the marketing on my book, I am approaching the television circuit, and the Queen of Daytime, Oprah

October 26th 2007 marked the one year anniversary of the release of Bill Stoneking's book, "The Diary of a Patient Man, A Father's Struggle" (LuLu Press, Oct. 26, 2006, ISBN: 978-1-4303-0198-1). As the past year has lapsed, exposure to the problems of domestic violence and child abuse that fathers and their children suffer in family court has brought positive response from readers, voters and families affected in Clay and Platte Counties in Missouri that wish to take action as well as significant responses from other jurisdictions across the United States.

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the ongoing problem of child custody interference by mother's who make unsubstantiated claims of abuse against fathers to interfere with the parent-child relationship, author Bill Stoneking releases a LULU exclusive edition, "The Diary of a Patient Man, A Father's Struggle F4J® Ltd.Ed." intended to push this problematic and often condoned behavior of family court violence into 'Plain Sight.'

What's new inside? The 'Fathers-4-Justice® Limited Edition' has updated child abuse statistics from the United States Department of Health and Human Services. "These are sad numbers," Stoneking stated, quoting case law ... "One kind of parental misconduct that is of particular significance in child abuse cases is a parent's making false allegations of child abuse against the other parent. Such conduct itself constitutes child abuse" See Pallay v Pallay, 605 So2d 582 (Fla App 1992).

"The Criminal system in enforcing and protecting father's and children's rights is also an embarrassment to the Justice System. With criminal charges of custody interference (Platte County Missouri, Case # 07AE-CR01097) dismissed against a mother as a civil misunderstanding, I was floored," Stoneking stated. "With felony child abuse charges filed against the mother by the sheriff's office, it appears that the Judge wasn't apprised of these charges (Platte County Sheriff's Report #1-07-002347) brought against the mother." Stoneking further asserted, "Failing to bring these matters to the attention of the court only leads to an escalation of violence where harm can be prevented, not reacted to."

"After the initial release, my book has served to cast a brighter light on the well known corruption of the 'Good Old Boys Network' in Western Missouri, but my work is not done." Stoneking added, "Family court corruption is a problem and I'm not going to rest until justice is seen."

A Champion in the making, after his first interview with 'Dads on the Air' in Sydney Australia January 2nd, 2007, Stoneking's book gained global exposure. His push for the recognition of the need to enforce child custody aggressively is also gaining momentum. Since his books initial release, Stoneking has joined the ranks of Fathers-4-Justice® and is gaining a large following in Clay, Jackson and Platte Counties in Missouri and Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas.

"I decided that even though the initial release of my book has achieved some of the desired results it was intended to achieve, the marketing efforts need to be increased in order to get those fathers and families who are scared of the system to speak up as well as to stand up and unite for the best cause possible, our families," Stoneking added. "By readers buying the 'Fathers-4-Justice® Limited Edition', I am going to donate 10% of my net proceeds to Fathers-4-Justice® US as well as 10% of my net proceeds to Jan Brown's, The Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women."

"In stepping up the marketing on my book, I am approaching the television circuit, and the Queen of Daytime, Oprah," Stoneking said. "With the title of my book coming from Susan Matukas, formerly of DDB Marketing in Chicago and a mutual friend of mine and Oprah Winfrey's producer, this is the type of true story she embraces." As Stoneking put it, "Domestic violence is a societal issue, not a gender specific issue and I'm confident that I'll get her nod of approval on these works."

Stoneking went on to say, "I was happy to find out that several of my readers are Oprah book club fans that have suggested my works be presented for her book club. As well, two former employees of the Platte County Missouri Prosecuting Attorney's office who are well aware of the subject matter of my book and the problems I've been subjected to in that jurisdiction suggested going on the show. Given that I'm here in Chicago and 30 minutes from Harpo Studios, and I was in the movie Paradise Lost, Paradise Found filmed in Oprah's restaurant, I have a great shot at being on her program."

"Aside from addressing the broadcast media, I am also stepping up my efforts with State Legislators," Stoneking said. "I met on October 4th, 2007 with Missouri Representatives Jason Holsman, Paul LeVota and Mike Talboy along with Jackson County Sheriff's Candidate John Bullard in Kansas City where we addressed child custody and domestic violence issues. Repsentative Holsman has asked me for proposed legislation which I am now crafting. The legislative intent is to narrowly limit judge and prosecutor discretion when it comes to parental kidnapping and interference with custody including mandatory prosecution. I will seek to take away bully tactics from prosecutors who would rather provide child support threats against a father who is denied his children rather than ensure a father and child's rights are enforced, protected and that these violent crime victims are compensated by reductions and/or termination of child support." Stoneking further stated, "These representatives have invited me down to address the General Assembly in January when they reconvene and I will be there." Stoneking also stated, "With his experience in child abuse investigations and focus on children's safety, I strongly endorse John Bullard for Jackson County Missouri Sheriff. Having spent time with Mr. Bullard, I feel he will do an exceptional job for Jackson County Missouri." Visit his campaign website at http://www.jacksoncountysheriff.com/.

On Sale Now. Order your copy of The Diary of a Patient Man, A Father's struggle, Fathers-4-Justice® Limited Edition today.

This reduced price, Limited Edition book is available only through Lulu.com, a leader in print on demand self publishing, from now until March 31st, 2008. You can still obtain a copy of the inaugural copy on Lulu or through bookstores internationally.

Stop the War on Fathers! Click Here To Join Fathers-4-Justice® Today.    

Are you a victim of domestic violence? Contact 'The Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women' by Clicking Here or by calling 1-888- 7HELPLINE (888-743-5754)


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