Local author Troy Veenstra to be attending Book fair hosted by the Grand Rapids Library

Troy Veenstra, Author of the book, “The Murder of Jeffrey Dryden: The Grim Truth Surrounding Male Domestic Abuse" will be at the 2012 Grand Rapids Library Book Fair. October 13, 2012.
 
 
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Sept. 24, 2012 - PRLog -- At 2:45 am on the humid summer morning of July 18, 2010 Jeffrey Dryden, a 28 year-old male returned home after hanging out with his twin brother. In the moments that followed, evidence indicates that his live-in 21 year-old girlfriend stabbed Jeff in the neck as he attempted to flee from her after an altercation erupted over her cell phone. Jeff ran out of the apartment before collapsing feet away from his car just outside of the apartment, he was pronounced dead shortly after Police arrived on scene.

His alleged girlfriend, Chiquita R Fizer, was taken into custody and subsequently charged with Second Degree Murder in Jeff's death. In the days and months that followed, it became clear that Jeff had been living a secret life, a life that our society does not currently recognize nor socially accepts as existing. Jeff was the victim of Male Domestic Abuse, the batterer, his Female Girlfriend.

This book details the days and months leading up to Jeff's Murder. It further goes into detail on the hearing and trial of his abuser and murderer, now serving 14 to 45 years in prison for the death Jeffrey Dryden. Furthermore, this book exposes the truth behind truth in regards to the highly ignored and purposely overlooked disease known as Male Domestic Abuse... Men being abused by their Female Lovers...

Troy Will be selling, signing, “The Murder of Jeffrey Dryden,” and meeting current and future fans of his written works at the Grand Rapids Public Library, 2012 Local Author Book Fair located at 111 Library Street, Grand Rapids Michigan, on Saturday, October 13 2012, between the hours of 11am and 1pm.  

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Troy Veenstra grew up in the city of Wyoming, Michigan. He was born the eldest of two brothers and two sisters. In 1998 after the death of his father, who he quit high school to take care of, he went to live with his maternal grandparents, living with them until they passed away one after the other in 1999.

In 2000 his friend and mentor, John Collins (CEO of wierdreview.com), sensing Troy had much more potential than he realized paid Troy to go back to school, where he obtained his High School degree. Throughout 2001-2003 Troy attended Grand Rapids Community College majoring in English & Criminology studies. Later in 2004, he transferred to Davenport University studying in the area of Law, and received several scholarship awards from various foundations, twice obtaining an award from the Grand Rapids Foundation.

In late 2004, he became a member of the Kent County CASA program (Court Appointed Special Advocate for Abused and Neglected Children) and served as a child advocate until health issues prevented him from doing so in late 2008.

Currently Troy has three novels accredited to his name as well as over 100 other titles in two pen names, ranging in genres such as True Crime, Legal Reference, Drama, Historical Fiction, Legal Fiction, Christian Fiction, satire, comedy, Children Fiction and women's romance/lit.

For more information on Author Troy Veenstra and his other written works please visit his website at www.veenstrapublishing.biz
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