A New Chance


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$18.99  $17.47
Saint Gaudens Inc.
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5.98 X 9.02 X 0.83 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author

Kevin E. Ready has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver College of Law and his bachelors degree in Government and History from the University of Maryland, University College campus in Berlin, Germany. Kevin served as a military officer in both the US Army and US Navy. After high school in Colorado, Kevin served as a intelligence analyst and Arabic and Russian Linguist for the US Army in Berlin, Germany. He was decorated for duties during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. After law school, in 1977, Kevin went back into the military as a US Navy Surface Warfare officer and served in the Persian Gulf during the Iran Hostage incident. After four years in the Navy, onboard ship, Kevin transferred to the US Army in order to practice law as an Army Judge Advocate officer. MIDWESTERN ROOTS Kevin was born in Iowa. His parents were farmers in Iowa and Minnesota. Kevin's mother, Orahlee, was an honest to goodness farm girl. Kevin's family moved from the farm to the big city, Denver, after his birth. Kevin's father, George, worked as a steelworker and his mother as a restaurant cook for most of Kevin's youth. Kevin's mother taught him to be a voracious reader. A used goods store, the Red Barn, near their house was visited every couple weeks to buy and trade in books. Kevin's favorite purchases were science fiction and fantasy novels and geography texts. Kevin grew up in a Denver suburb, Wheat Ridge, Colorado. He went to a fine high school and took Russian for six years in junior high and high school, which led to his first US Army job as a Russian linguist and, later, to his marriage to a beautiful girl he met in Russia years later, Olga Zavorotnova. During high school and in law school Kevin worked at a large camera store in Denver. His love of photography stayed with him throughout the years. FAMILY LIFE Kevin has made his home with his wife Olga in rural Santa Barbara for many years. They live in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. The background photos on this website are Kevin's pictures of the Valley. Kevin's youngest two children grew up in the Valley. Kevin has three sons and a daughter. Life is good. After his military service, Kevin practiced law in Iowa, Colorado and then California. He was also a major party candidate for U.S. Congress on two occasions. Each time he lost to the incumbent. He retired from his law practice representing Santa Barbara County after thirty years. His final job in that law practice was his favorite, acting as in-house legal counsel to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff. After retiring from government legal work, Kevin decided to write full -time, having earlier written his first books while working as an attorney. Kevin also works as an editor and graphic designer for publications and lectures on copyright law and a civil law.