Author Evans MacDowell Inspires Readers with His Captivating Debut

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“905 to Rio” is an engaging biographic account of the life and times of Jordan Makk, a man who defied all the odds against him.

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Jordan Makk was a regular kid who grew up with many struggles. How he was able to rise above his adversaries is an amazing tale of accomplishment. Whether completely unorthodox or just plain crazy, Makk was able to emerge as a force to be reckoned with. In 905 to Rio, author Evans MacDowell unravels the story of Jordan Makk’s life and how he defied all the odds against him.

This engaging memoir recounts Jordan Makk’s journey through life and shares how he emerged triumphant against life’s tremendous ordeals. His grueling childhood experiences of bullying and cruelty by those older children in the neighborhood molded the demons that he carried inside him for many years. How would he unleash the demons and live a peaceful life? This book reveals that by always traveling the paths less chosen, Makk was able to outwit his childhood demons, create a small fortune out of a foreign commodity and find true love on the other side of the world. Based on true events that followed the three major hurricanes that struck south Florida in the early new millennium, 905 to Rio will inspire the entrepreneurial spirit and captivate its audience. It invites the readers to get ready for a wild ride with many sleepless nights, international endeavors, an incredible love story, and piles of money.

In 905 to Rio, MacDowell has written a story of life that will surely inspire the readers. Makk’s story will become a spring of hope to those who are on the same road, facing similar obstacles. It is a vivid portrayal of life’s diverse realities that provides readers a better understanding of the true meaning of life and the essence of their existence.

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About the Author
Evans MacDowell grew up in South Florida. He has a passion for the old Florida lifestyle and the real American mentality. MacDowell attended college briefly in Tallahassee, Fla., but later withdrew himself from school due to lack of interest, and an unquenchable thirst for entrepreneurial achievement. He started a small construction company catering to the needs of high end clients in south Florida in the late 1990s, which is still in operation today. MacDowell continues his self education in History and Science and is currently pursuing an additional career as a writer. He currently resides in Lake Worth, Fla. with his wife Kelly and his daughter Hyka.    

905 to Rio * by Evans MacDowell
Publication Date: March 26, 2013
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 215 pages; 978-1-4836-0309-4
Trade Hardback; $22.99; 215 pages; 978-1-4836-0310-0
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-0311-7

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