Henley-Putnam University Professional Wins Prestigious Literary Award

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"I am deeply humbled by this award. As a new author, I am grateful to the Military Writers Society of America for bestowing such an esteemed honor on my debut novel, Child Finder." -Mike Angley

Henley-Putnam University Public Relations Officer Mike Angley's mystery/thriller debut novel, Child Finder, received the Silver Medal in the Fiction category in the 2009 Military Writers Society of America's Annual Awards program. He will attend the MWSA's annual conference in Orlando, FL from October 9 - 10 to receive this prestigious honor.

Each year the MWSA judges numerous submissions in several literary categories and selects the best for award of gold and silver medals, with one or two additional runners-up. Angley's novel received the Silver Medal in the Fiction category for the highly-competitive 2009 MWSA program (http://militarywriters.com/2009Awards.html).

Child Finder (http://www.childfinder.us) introduces a protagonist as tough as 24's Jack Bauer, but with the endearing, family-values heart of 7th Heaven's Eric Camden-Special Agent Patrick S. O'Donnell...an early-thirties Air Force Major assigned to the Pentagon when the 9/11 terrorist attacks take place. His haunting dreams about abducted children reveal a hidden psychic gift which the government eagerly exploits, drawing him into a TOP SECRET program to find missing kids. But to make matters complicated, Uncle Sam has other ideas in mind for his unique paranormal talents...after all, there is a War on Terror underway. One thing's for sure -- ever since joining this new, secret community, he is surrounded by murder, and the very real threat of harm to his own family!

The book is no stranger to kudos. The prestigious Library Journal placed it on its 2009 Summer Reads list and said, "This compelling debut novel, the first in a trilogy, features a memorable protagonist who is a combination of devoted father and mystic. For fans of supernatural thrillers and those who enjoy the TV series Medium, this is a real find." (http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6660938.html?industryidG120)

Child Finder gets its inspiration from Angley's long, multifaceted career where he was able to experience the full gamut of felony-level criminal investigations, as well as dangerous counterintelligence and counterterrorism operations around the world.

Colonel Michael "Mike" Angley retired from the US Air Force in 2007 and decided to pursue his passion - creative writing. He had enjoyed a rewarding 25-year career as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI). He held 13 different assignments throughout the world, among which were five tours as a Commander of various units, to include two Air Force Squadrons and a Wing. He is a seasoned criminal investigator and a counterintelligence and counterterrorism specialist.

Mike Angley has an M.A. in National Security Affairs from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, and a B.A. in Criminal Justice and Psychology from King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA. He is a former National Defense Fellow and Adjunct Professor of International Relations at Florida International University, Miami, FL, and is an Honor Graduate of the Defense Language Institute's Korean language program.

In addition to writing the Child Finder Trilogy, Mike Angley works as a Public Relations Officer for Henley-Putnam University where he helps showcase the school's strategic security programs to the military community.

Founded in August 2001, Henley-Putnam University is a leading educational institution in the field of Strategic Security. The University offers accredited online Bachelor, Master of Science Degrees in Intelligence Management, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, and the Management of Personal Protection, a Doctoral Degree Program in Strategic Security, and most recently added new Certificate Programs. Henley-Putnam prepares law enforcement, military, intelligence community, and private industry professionals with the network, skills, and insights to advance in their careers and protect the future. Henley-Putnam University, which is committed to building a student and alumni network that will serve its community, is an accredited member of DETC (detc.org) and offers 125 courses taught by hands-on faculty members from renowned organizations such as the CIA and FBI. For more information on Henley-Putnam University, call 888.852.8746 or visit http://www.Henley-Putnam.edu.


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