Author Richard Colyer’s New Book “The Dash Between” Is a Collection of the Entertaining, Educational, and Inspirational Stories of a Proud American

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Recent release “The Dash Between” from Page Publishing author Richard Colyer is a compilation of tales from the author’s own life that he used to teach, entertain, and inspire his high school students during his thirty-three-year career in education. These stories also serve to fill in the blanks of his life and provide a deeper understanding of who he is as a person for his children, grandchildren, and beyond.

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Richard Colyer, a former high school English teacher, track coach, union president, board of education member and musician, has completed his new book “The Dash Between”: an intriguing personal and family history that provides a full and often hilarious picture of the author’s life.

Richard shares, “I don’t want my progeny looking down on my tombstone someday in the late twenty-first century and, upon seeing my name and the two dates, wonder what the dash between was all about. I don’t want the only additional information forthcoming from their parents to be, ‘Oh, he was your great-grandfather.’ For one thing, I was a teacher, an English teacher, and for most of the thirty-three years I taught, I assigned my freshmen an autobiography. I told these students to do the best possible job they could because their audience was to be their own children someday, just as I’m doing here. I’m also influenced to write this because whenever I told my students personal stories that illustrated a point in the literature we were studying, my students loved them. I was always hearing, ‘Mr. Colyer, tell us another story.’ Obviously, my stories were far different from the ones they might someday tell. So here I go, and remember that the background is the rather fascinating and event-filled twentieth century. The year is now 2016 and I’m seventy-four years old. You know what? Life is a ‘dash between.’”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Richard Colyer’s heartwarming stories inspire the reader to reflect on the lives of family, friends, and distant ancestors who came before.
When Mr. Colyer taught literature, he often told personal stories that had some bearing on what his students were studying. His students loved these stories as he often heard “Mr. Colyer, tell us another story!” When he retired, he decided to record these stories so his progeny would know more about him than what was on a tombstone—name, birthdate, death date, and the dash between. This book is his dash between. 1942–?

Richard Colyer had three goals as a teacher: to entertain, to educate, and to inspire. He figured that if he entertained his students, he would get their attention; and if he got their attention, he could educate them; and if he educated them, perhaps he could inspire them as well. Those same three goals are attempted in this story-telling autobiography—to entertain, educate, and inspire the reader. Much twentieth-century history is revealed in this book, and Mr. Colyer has provided some commentary on the significance of some of these events as he has interpreted them. It is his hope that as people read this, they will be inspired to write their own “dash between.”

Readers who wish to experience this inspiring work can purchase “The Dash Between” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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