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About The Author

Ted Bagley, a vice-president at a large pharmaceutical company on the West Coast, was born in Birmingham, Alabama to Ted and Eddie Mae Bagley both deceased. After graduating from high school, Ted joined Uncle Sam’s Army where he served in the Old Guard, a ceremonial unit in Ft. Myer, Virginia. After serving for several years in that prestigious unit, he was sent to Viet Nam at the height of the conflict. At the end of Ted's military career, he continued his degree at Ohio State and later graduated from Franklin Business Law School in Columbus, Ohio. After college, Ted joined the General Electric Company’s world-renowned Executive Leadership Program. There, he served in many capacities of the human resources field. After Ted worked his way to the executive ranks, the author left GE to join the Russell Corporation based in Atlanta, Georgia. After several years with Russell, Ted joined Dell Computer in Nashville, Tennessee. Ted currently is an executive with Amgen Pharmaceuticals in Thousand Oaks California. Ted's hobbies are bike riding, reading, skating, and minor car repair. He has a wife, Debra, and four children, Marcus, Chantal, Christopher, and Jared. The author’s passions are: public speaking, counseling, working with young people, and exercising. Ted has written two novels, The Tragedy of Darkness and My Personal War Within.