New Memoir Follows ‘Two Good Deals’ Navigating Life’s Adversities

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Ken Deal’s new memoir follows two lives through 20th century America’s most pivotal periods

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Ken and Shirley Deal’s memoir shows readers how “Two Good Deals” (published by Trafford Publishing) came to be – the title being a play of words for the couple’s surname. The deals in this case do not involve buying or selling, accumulating wealth or business enterprises. Instead, the authors say that these are about the “many good deals were made in the course of our life and by virtue of the Lord putting us together from miles apart was a good deal for Him as well as for us.”

Their memoir captures events of the authors’ lives from childhood to marriage in their early 20s. It then proceeds jointly from their marriage through their experiences in child rearing and during their careers in civilian and military service. The narrative then covers a career in the business world, combined with community service volunteers in Lions Clubs International, Veterans Administration and jail prison ministry. It is primarily a history and spiritual guide book for family members, offering nuggets of wisdom and a portrait of pivotal moments in the past.

“Our lives covered a period of history that was fast moving in increased knowledge and technology of which we were participants in family life, careers, voluntary services and spiritual leadership that may be of value to future generations,” the authors say.

“Two Good Deals”
By Ken Deal
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 312 pages | ISBN 9781490770826
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 312 pages | ISBN 9781490770833
E-Book | 312 pages | ISBN 9781490770819
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ken and Shirley Deal have many things in common. Ken grew up in Texas and Shirley grew up in Maryland on farms during the depression. Each had very early family responsibilities looking after parents. Each was the only remaining child at home with aging parents. Each was the only high school graduate in their family. Kenneth participated in sports while Shirley was the sports editor in her school paper. Each became Christians at early age.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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