Val Canon’s education at Texas A. & M. provided two career tracks. Professionally, he was an architect with registrations in twenty-seven states and the District of Columbia. A parallel career encompassed twenty-six years of service in the Army, the Army Reserve, and the Texas Army National Guard. This endeavor provided the signature line, “COL, USAR, Retired.”
Val’s interest in Bible study began as a young boy and has continued through a lifespan of seventy-eight years. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at the age of nine, and through the years he has been privileged to study the Scriptures with many excellent teachers.
At some point in these Bible studies he became intrigued with a particular day: not in the activities reported about the day, but in the almost total lack of information regarding that day – an historical day, the subject of this novel.
Retirement brought the opportunity to revisit his old notes regarding that silent day – time to gather old ideas and indulge in the arena of “what if”. A story was born! This was followed by a decision to share that story with others.
Val and Ruth Canon live in Dallas, Texas. Their children are scattered from New York to California, but five of their seven grandchildren live in Texas, furnishing many opportunities for fun and excitement.