The American Vision – Growing Monsters & Complete Disclosure – With Guest – Gold Star Marine Mother, & Author, Stephanie Parker McKean
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Stephanie Parker McKean grew up in Texas and Georgia. When she was five, she became inconsolable when her pet grasshopper died. History repeated itself when her son Luke was five years old, his pet grasshopper was eaten by a spider. That inspired her book, “I’m the Grasshopper.”
Stephanie states she was an unpopular child who kept snakes. The day after she appeared on a TV show explaining how to tell poisonous from harmless snakes, she was bitten by a venomous cottonmouth.
Growing up, Stephanie’s family had a roadside zoo. One day, their 150-pound Lion, Ebenezer arrived in a station wagon to join: opossums, raccoons, snakes, a fox, monkeys, a skunk, and a jaguarondi. When he reached 400 pounds he became a lion. She had invited Ed, a fellow college student to meet Eb, not realizing that Eb had transformed into a lion. Eb grabbed me by the stomach and mauled me. Ed jerked me out of the cage. “I hope I did that right,” he panted. “I’ve never rescued anyone from a lion before.”
Stephanie survived being mauled Ebenezer and childhood sexual abuse. Her writings have been influenced by her experiences including living under a bridge.
Growing Monsters and Complete Disclosure
What doesn’t make you bitter makes you better. You can’t make lemonade without lemons. Stephanie made the transition from atheist to Christian. Her favorite Bible verses are: in everything give thanks; and all things work together to good for those who love the LORD.
Stephanie thought the worst day in her life was the day she lost her job; her mother died and she couldn’t attend her funeral because her husband was sent home from the hospital to die; her sheepdog died, and her truck caught on fire. But the worst day in her life was November 17, 2013, when her son, Major Luke Parker, USMC died in a plane crash.
“Dead Body in a Pickup Truck”
Stephanie dedicated this book to Luke and includes the prophetic poem he wrote one year before his death. She has eighteen books published to date.
Live from and Living in Scotland
Stephanie is married to retired Scottish minister Alan McKean, author of time travel novels. They met when a pulpit exchange sent him to Pipe Creek, Texas, and she interviewed him for a newspaper article. She now lives in Scotland where The American Vision caught up with her for this article and video.
Hopefully reading my books will encourage folks to make lemonade from lemons. What doesn’t make you bitter makes you better. Just add prayer and praise.
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About TLBTV Show Host and TLB Project Contributing Author … Author of ’20/20 A CLEAR VISION FOR AMERICA’
Bill Muckler is a long-time contributor is The Liberty Beacon Project and has appeared on numerous TLB radio and TV shows. He was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri; graduated from Christian Brothers College High School (an Army Junior ROTC School) and received a B.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. While at Mizzou, he spent two years in Air Force ROTC.
Bill entered the USMC Officer Candidate Course in Quantico, VA upon graduation and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant; spent four and one-half years on active duty, and then eleven years as a Ready Reservist. He holds the permanent rank of Captain and held a Top Secret Security Clearance.
As an entrepreneur, Bill founded Muckler Typographic Corporation in St. Louis, MO. He was the owner and operator of that small business which provided typography services for Ad Agencies, Art Studios, Printers and Lithographers for ten years.
Bill has been a Work Process Management Consultant for 40 years and eventually an owner and director of his consultancy. His firm assessed business operations, conducted management and leadership training, and implemented process solutions as a problem solver in energy, mining, manufacturing, construction, fabrication, assembly, technology, food processing, health care and communications at more than 300 locations over the past 40 years.
Bill has three children: Angela, Christa and Christian; five grandchildren and one great granddaughter. He has lived in St. Louis, Columbia, Ferguson and St. Charles in Missouri. Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii. Panama City, Marco Island, St. Augustine and Cocoa, Florida. He has worked in, visited or travelled to 45 states, eleven countries and numerous islands in many seas.
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