Saturday, July 19, 2014

"Reading and Writing"

 “Writing begins with Reading”

"It is through reading that we learn how to tell stories, how to choose words and craft sentences. The books we read will inform and inspire the books we’ll write, and there’s a lot we can learn from the authors who have gone before us. 
"How can we write if we don’t read?
“It might seem obvious: if you want to be a writer, you have to write a lot. But a lot of would-be writers are struck with an idea and think they can become published authors overnight.

“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people say things like how hard can it be to write a book? Anyone can write a book. You have to do a lot of writing before you’re experienced enough to write a book that people will pay to read–unless you’re some kind of prodigy, which most of us are not.”

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” – Stephen King
I took Stephen's advice, and I read a lot and then wrote "Fighting the Devil" a true story about the arsenic poisoning murder of my millionaire ex-husband. It was a heinous murder that I helped solve by becoming a real-life Sherlock Holmes. Stephen's advice helped me become a writer with my debut book winning awards, for which I am very proud.
And, then I wrote a true story about my Near-Death Experience, "I Saw the Light"

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Loves Goes On Forever

Grave of Texas Millionaire Jerry Sternadel
Becky Sternadel
On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ.
Easter Sunday is typically the most well-attended Sunday service of the year for Christian churches.
Christians believe, according to Scripture, that Jesus came back to life, or was raised from the dead, three days after his death on the cross. As part of the Easter season, the death of Jesus Christ by crucifixion is commemorated on Good Friday, which is always the Friday just before Easter.
Jesus paid the penalty for sin, through his death, burial and resurrection, thus purchasing eternal life for all who believe in Jesus Christ.

Becky Sternadel celebrates her dad’s life this Easter holiday by decorating the grave of her father, Jerry Sternadel - who was poisoned to death with arsenic poisoning in the prime of his life.

The love of a daughter goes on forever...

Read the true story of the horrendous murder of Jerry Sternadel and the terrible injustice done to the Texas millionaire rancher, and his family in the Award-Winning True Crime 

"Fighting the Devil" 

A True Story of Consuming Passion, Deadly Poison, and Murder   

Jeannie Walker Website   Amazon  Barnes&Noble  Smashwords

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Poisoning Murder Case Remains Open

JerrySternadel died of arsenic poisoning in 1990. His convicted murderer was released June 20, 2014. However, the murder case remains open.

Award-Winning Author Jeannie Walker 

Friday, August 30, 2013

It was like an Errol Flynn movie!

 Arsenic poisoning murder of Texas Millionaire

 (murder depicted in Award-Winning True Crime

"Fighting the Devil"  Amazon   Barnes&Noble    Smashwords

Texas Ranger talks about the murder investigation -

A secretary poisoned her boss over a period of time ... her and the wife were doing it.... It was an arsenic poisoning case.
Sheriff Bogard called me ...he said, "I've got something here ... the hospital called me and said there's a man that died in Wichita Falls from arsenic poisoning and he's from Clay County.
We went out to the murdered man's ranch in Clay County and talked to the secretary and the wife ...the murdered man had made three  visits to the hospital in Wichita Falls and nobody in the world ever snapped on that arsenic poisoning. But we went through the records and they knew about it two or three weeks before he died, you know? Every time the wife and secretary would visit Sternadel in the hospital, he'd have a relapse. He'd get sicker and sicker. I think they were giving it (arsenic) to him in the hospital. So he finally died. He died of acute arsenic poisoning.
Well, we went out one day, this was kind of funny. We went out and talked to the grieving widow and we're talking...

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Where is Justice when convicted killer is given Probation???

Family of murdered millionaire seeks answers.

 Jeannie Walker - "Some people say I'm obsessed with my ex-husband. I'm obsessed with getting justice. There's not any closure for our children or grandchildren."

A woman convicted for the murder of wealthy businessman Jerry Sternadel is released from prison after only 10 years in prison.    
Debra Baker was Sternadel's bookkeeper. Baker was convicted of First Degree Murder of Sternadel by giving him lethal amounts of arsenic poison until he finally died of extreme arsenic poisoning.  It is alleged Debra Baker conspired to murder Sternadel with Lou Ann, Sternadel's widow. The widow has never been charged 
and the murder is still an open murder case.
 Convicted murderer Debra Baker


                 Jeannie & Jerry Sternadel with children before their divorce.

Jeannie Walker, Sternadel's ex-wife and author of the award-winning true crime "Fighting the Devil" said the family still has hope that a break in the case will come. "It's been a constant battle," Walker said. In Walker's book, she said Sternadel had informed her that he believed Baker and Lou Ann had embezzled money from him. "Jerry said, 'I just found out $35,000 is missing from one of my bank accounts. I told Debbie and Lou Ann they better get me the damn money back or I'm going to turn them in. I told Lou Ann as soon as I got the money back, I'm going to divorce her.'" 
Jerry Sternadel was fed arsenic poison and murdered before he got the money back or divorced Lou Ann. 
"Fighting the Devil" shares personal stories and the theory as to why the arsenic poisoning murder of Jerry Sternadel is believed to be more than a one-person job.