A TIME TO… is a story about Al Masterson, a baby boomer and a risk manager who worked in the World Trade Center on 9/11. As Tower One collapsed on him and his companions, he was taken away on a mysterious guided tour of his life. He revisited his childhood in the ‘50s when he had a hard time adapting to his New York City home. A teacher had rescued him from a disastrous year so he gave her a special gift; he couldn’t imagine how that gift would later impact his life. In the turbulent ‘60s, he struggled to become a man, but, his attempt to join a street gang led to a terrible loss that would haunt him for years. His life drifted into the ‘70s until he left New York for Ethiopia where he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer. While there, he experienced a world full of fascinating people and situations. In the process, his life had purpose once again. Jobs as a broadcast journalist and a public relations executive in the 80’s gave him a front row seat to social events that defined the times. But, he learned that high-profile glamorous jobs can be more trouble than they are worth. At the end of his journey, thanks to everything he had experienced on it, he learned that love, faith, hope and charity all survived 9/11 and that his life would never be the same again.

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Ronald Louis Peterson is a college writing instructor and a freelance writer/public relations counselor/voice talent. He is an award-winning public relations executive and broadcast journalist. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia during Haile Selassie's last days as emperor. His debut novel A Time To... is dedicated to families and friends who lost loved ones on 9/11 and all those who have called NYC home at one time in their lives.

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