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Joseph M Lenard

(pronounced "Len' erd")

This is NOT a book about death, but one about LIFE (and Living) and those (foreign and domestic) that would deprive you of Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness.

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Honor. Integrity. Patriotism. -- For some people these are words. For bestselling author Joseph M Lenard, these are the core values that he embodies – every day - deeply engrained in every facet of his life and work.

It is this set of cherished values he brings to life in his latest #1 bestselling historical fiction novel, Terror Strikes. The book has been compared to The Sum of All Fears and Deep Impact. Joseph M. Lenard shred the “creative writing process formulaic methodologies” to create a writing style and literature like no other Author before.

Billed as a book for conservatives, but appropriate for all readers, this extraordinary new book is a stunning achievement, set apart from even the best historical fiction books, as it clearly demonstrates the need for situational awareness and vigilance in a world in which mass shootings and other forms of terrorism have become the norm. Reviewers have called the book "compelling", "historically accurate", and utterly "unique".

Terror Strikes connects the dots of not just foreign terrorists, but those both foreign and domestic that abhor Western culture and their attempts through terror attacks and other more shadowy undermining of our collective freedom to enjoy  our individual lives, liberty, and the personal pursuit of happiness.

Whether you are a staunch conservative, a prepper, or just have concerns about what is happening in American life/society today, Terror Strikes will answer many of the questions you have regarding terrorism, foreign and domestic, and will make for a remarkable reading experience.


More than anyone would ever like to know... but here it is...

Born 1962. Former IT Professional. Political issues blogger/vlogger/speaker. Constitutional Conservative. Now author.

Born, raised, remains a resident, Wyandotte Michigan (southern suburb of Detroit Michigan). Former Information Technology Administrator. Writing, in one shape or form whole life, and eager to release

While who Joseph is and from whence he came, in his opinion, is not an enormously relevant issue in whether you will enjoy this Publication, he recognizes that such a recognition of the Author is a tradition within the literary culture and therefore agrees to provide such information.

No offense, however (he adds), is taken toward those who pass over these, as he characterizes as often “self-indulgences,” and respond with his normal reaction of “who cares?” in that it is not relevant to most publications.

Joseph believes this to be especially the case in, his or anyone’s, work(s) of fiction. For those who might otherwise be actually interested as a way to gain insight to the authors background and potential influence within the authors body of work, the following is provided:

The author was born Joseph Martin Lenard in August 1962. He was raised by his mother and father in Wyandotte Michigan, a city in Michigan’s Wayne County and known as a “Downriver” community and suburb of Detroit (aka: The Motor City). He is happy, and proud, to remain a resident of Wyandotte community (though not a fan of the Michigan winters)!

He was raised as an athlete, theist, and an intellect with unlimited pursuits in regard to the acquisition of knowledge and wisdom through study of any and all subject matter; as demonstrated in his writings. The “Jack of all Trades, Master of none” approach!

Joseph is very politically active in south-east Michigan. He is a MIGOP Delegate, a member of current MICD12GOP (Though redistricting in 2022 will be changing that soon) and is the webmaster for the MI 12CDRC (see: as well as a member of the Wayne-12CDRC (the Wayne County portion of the MICD12) and is the editor for its Newsletter (see last edition of 2021 at: Joseph is a frequent caller into several WAAM radio (1600 AM, Ann Arbor, known as: "Michigan's Conservative flamethrower" ( station shows to talk about Michigan as well as national politics.

Joseph’s "creative" (written, otherwise) body of works contain copyrighted and published poetry (none, in his opinion, all that worthy of note). Joseph has written and recorded music, in the tradition of the Lenard family legacy; though not entirely in the tradition of as his father Thaddeus was creator/leader of “The Polka Kings” and grandpa Lenard also had a Polka Band. While these musical pieces (She’s Mine, Rainy Night [Instrumental], and additional titles) provide a wonderous personal accomplishment for Joseph, his recordings have not been published to the general public; only existing in his personal musical archives where they are likely to remain forever hidden.

In addition, Joseph has about a dozen copyrighted short-stories (Watchful Eyes (sci-fi), Blue Monday (political thriller), Funhouse of Terror (horror)) to his credit, as well as one novel (not including the one your currently considering); which is more appropriately called a novelette based upon modern definitions of today’s novel releases) titled: The Gestapo Kidnap File (that perhaps one-day, he is still considering, to further develop into a full-fledge novel with a new/rewritten “happier” ending than was originally written.

He has also written a short, four minute fast-paced, radio play (Eyes Without A Face, crime-drama) that was written in response to a radio station’s contest that then aired during the 1980’s on a Detroit area radio station that was actually Canadian owned and operated, 89.7 on the FM (aka: 89X, CJOM on AM) radio dial (in, around, south-west Ontario Canada and south-east Michigan) broadcasting out of Windsor Ontario Canada – south of Detroit. Yes, look at it on an Atlas! This close proximity to the Canadian border and Canadian television and print media provided Joseph with a broader perspective toward living, and made available a wide-ranging scope of pursuits.

Joseph as a former IT guy has been involved with writing articles on the internet, even back before the modern internet was even created (the squawking modem days); participating on several Michigan BBS' (Bulletin Board Services, the days before "continued connection" internet, and one had to use "dial-up" modems to connect with others) and make posts. Many will recall such service provider names as: Compuserve, AOL, Prodigy, and more, all of which he used/belonged at some point in the past. Joseph wrote, for several years, for conservative site "RedState," but now his blogs/articles mostly exist via "Before It's News" (see: (especially: for political bio)). Joseph was Writing Committee Chair ( of the "Rattle With Us TEA Party" group of south-east Michigan, now no longer in operations. Also no longer in operation was Joseph's own website (SSCE - he operated in the 1990's through early 2000's and several of his writings, as well as some others, appeared. Joseph made powerful enemies in the 2016 Election as Politico and Hillary Clinton both directly tweeted out against him and 199 other U. S. Citizens (out of 330+ Million in the U. S. A.) as a threat to the Democrat Party chances (related:

Life experience was derived through various work environments while growing. Having worked in various jobs from busboy, cook, general labor, retail experience, the hospitality industry (hotel/motel operations), building management, accounting, cash handling, and in his primary career in computer technology sciences (administration, operations, instruction, and minor programming – across platforms for the Personal Computer up to the room-filled Mainframes).

Apollonia (yes, the one from Purple Rain fame), Vanna White, Ian Anderson, Peter Ustinov, Rick Springfield, other celebrities and historically relevant persons (that he met over the years via his Hotel Operations interactions, gave Joe a sense of inspiration, as to having met such wonderful individuals who had the pleasure of earning a living while seeking pursuits that allowed their lives, for their part, fulfilling.

Some of Joseph’s favorites and early life influences:

Books include The Second Coming of Lucas Brokaw, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, H. G. Wells collection, among others. Later stimuli include: Dan Brown novels, How Do You Kill 11 Million People. Most recent additions to his library include:  The Negro Project – Margaret Sanger’s Diabolical, Duplicitous, Dangerous Disastrous, and Deadly Plan for Black America; Jesus Is Involved In Politics; and Wrestling Gators (a non-fiction piece about Michigan politics) and need to not just drain-the-swamp in D.C. but closer to home in Lansing Michigan (Capitol of Michigan).

Movie favorites include: (classics like) It’s A Wonderful Life, John Wayne films, Looker, and more. A little later time-frame: Capricorn One, Conspiracy Theory, Back To The Future, Rocky (all of them), Rambo (all of those too), Stargate, Independence Day, The Thirteenth Floor, any/all John Clancy novel adapted films, Ghostbuster’s franchise, Groundhog Day.  Some recent hidden gems: Last Christmas, Harriet, A Chance for Christmas (TUBI streaming original), Free Guy, Ron’s Gone Wrong, American Underdog, and more.

Music: we do not have the space to list all his favorites. Joseph, having grown up in a musical family, had access to wide-variety of musical genres; and grew to, at least, appreciate aspects of all of them.

Radio Talk-show Host: None of those National one’s, Joseph prefers his friends over at WAAM (1600 AM, Ann Arbor Michigan) radio and is a frequent caller into those Programs.

Roller-coaster: Nothing shall ever surpass, even as old as it is, the great wooden “THE BEAST” at Kings Island Ohio.

TV Series: Oldies like I Love Lucy, Gunsmoke, Wild Wild West (yes, was a series before many came to know it as a Will Smith movie), Mission Impossible (ditto, old black-and-with TV series, long before movie franchise), I Spy, and many more. Moving more currently: 24, Stargate SG1, Lost, Mike and Molly, Last Man Standing. Most recent series involved: CFL games, The War of the Worlds (2020 reboot), The Flight Attendant, Manifest, God Friended Me, My Cat From Hell, America’s Got Talent, Funny You Should Ask, and more.


The author is available for speaking engagements with your club, company, organization, etc… for such topics as:

  1. This book/publication

  2. Writing development and publishing

  3. Living with disease (CFIDS and related ailments)

  4. Terrorism / homeland-security issues

  5. Religion, embracing understanding and coexistence (but NOT turning a blind-eye to those who reject love/togetherness)

  6. more…

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    [Mon. Feb. 6th 2023 update - see too: LIFE AND LIVING page]

J.M.Lenard - What genre is this book?Joseph M Lenard
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MORE about Joseph M. Lenard:


Joseph is very politically active in south-east Michigan. He is a MIGOP Delegate, a member of current MICD12GOP and is the webmaster for the MI 12CDRC as well as the Taylor Republican Club, as also a member of the Wayne-12CDRC and is the editor for its newsletter.


Joseph’s body of works contain copyrighted and published poetry. Joseph has written and recorded music, in the tradition of the Lenard family legacy; though not entirely in the tradition of his father Thaddeus, who was creator/leader of “The Polka Kings” that often toured throughout northeast United States.


​In addition, Joseph has about a dozen copyrighted short-stories including Watchful Eyes (sci-fi), Blue Monday (political thriller), Funhouse of Terror (horror) to his credit, as well as one other novel titled, The Gestapo Kidnap File. Joseph was also winner of CJOM (Windsor Ontario Canada) radio contest in the 1980’s with his radio play “The Adventures of Detective Idle” based upon the Billy Idol song, Eyes without a Face, to which it was paired with.


He resides in Michigan.


Joseph M. Lenard is also the author of HOW TO WRITE A BOOK AND GET IT PUBLISHED.

Have you written some poems? Put them together in a collection.
Have you written some short stories? Put those too in a collection.
How about a novel, do you have a story in you waiting to come out?
Have a collection of blogs? Get them a larger/broader audience!
Advance your career by writing a fiction or non-fiction technical book about your business/industry.
How to Write a Book and Get It Published can/will help you get your writing to the masses.

So if you decided to write a book. Now what do you do?


The life of an author isn’t easy. First, you need to write your book (hard!). Then you need to publish it (even harder!). Finally, you need to promote it (so much harder!).


Stress no more!


In How to Write a Book and Get It Published, Amazon Political Thriller bestselling author Joseph M. Lenard gives you the tools you need to write, publish, and promote your book. Follow along as he shows you

  • How to create an outline that grabs your readers’ attention

  • Keys to character development that wins the hearts of your audience

  • Secrets to creating a book cover that drives customers to buy it

  • Time-saving marketing tips that sell books even while you sleep


Remember, today's top-selling authors were at one time unknowns too. This is your how-to guide to making your publishing dreams come true.


Isn’t it time you published your bestselling book?

Do you do a Radio Show or Podcast? Would you like to discuss the many issues touched upon in this Book?
Reach out at:
Important questions to be examined
Have Terror Strikes STOPPED during the Wuhan Lockdowns?
Would a national/federal BROKEN WINDOWS policing policy have prevented 9/11?
What are GIJIA? and/or What is a GIJIAS?
What is SCHRODINGER CAT theorem and what does it have to do with this book?
Who was ARETHUSA and what does she have to do with Terrorism today?
How do I avoid metaphors in my book and why? (humor)
What genre is this book, really? (not as simple as you'd assume)
What does HELL MICHIGAN have to do with this book?
more (see discussion points)….

see too: interviews/media.

This is NOT a book about death, but one about LIFE (and Living) and of  those (foreign and domestic) that would deprive someone of that Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness.

Live your Life, but be aware, be alert, maintain situational awareness.

This book is intended for all audiences - young, old, and everywhere in-between; male, female; religious, non-religious; political, non-political. However, it is impossible to address the topic and why they want to kill us without delving into some religious texts and politics. The Torah, the Holy Bible, and the Quran, are all, places there-in, addressed. 


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

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