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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Leah Bassinger Riley  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1964 in Tulsa, Oklahoma


-- Leah Bassinger Riley on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=leah+bassinger+riley


Illinois Connection

Riley, born in Tulsa, Okla. , moved to Illinois approximately 18 years ago with her husband Jon.

Biographical and Professional Information

She attended college at Millikin University in Decatur and received a bachelor's degree in music education in 2001, after which poverty set in. She quickly discovered that schools could not affort to hire music teachers. That in conjunction with her husbands disability sent them on the slippery slope to poverty. Read more: http://www.thetelegraph.com/articles/poverty-12518-riley-book.html#ixzz1Zq57D5DY


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Spread the Peanut Butter Thin!
ISBN: 1424183790

PublishAmerica. 2007

A family shivers as they gather sticks to burn in their wood-burning stove for warmth. The firewood that was donated to them earlier this winter is all gone. There is never enough water to supply their needs for cooking, bathing, and cleaning. Buying food at a grocery store is only a dream. Food is obtained through the many charities that service their area. Even though schooling is free, school supplies are not. It is either an extreme hardship or a complete impossibility to buy school supplies. Shopping for clothing or anything else for that matter is cost prohibitive. Clothes and household items must also be donated by charitable organizations. This is not a description of some third world country. This is the United States and this is one Central Illinois family’s story.

As in the Days of Noah: The UFO Phenomenon Exposed
ISBN: 1605636940

PublishAmerica. 2008

The Bible is the instruction manual for living the human life. The Bible is also a book of prophecy and warning! If there is anything that would profoundly effect the human race, don’t you suppose that God would include this information in our handbook to human existence? The UFO phenomenon has the potential to produce calamitous consequences for all humanity. UFOs have been seen by persons all over the world. This is genuinely a global threat! Only the very naïve would believe that all the alien races come in peace. A few might be here to help us, but what of the others? Who are they? Where are they from? Why do the numbers of UFO sightings seem to be on the increase? What do they really want? Can we safeguard ourselves against them or are we defenseless? Most importantly, what does God say about the subject?


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