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Antony Barone Kolenc (“Tony”) is an award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction books and articles, and a columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine. He's been a guest on CatholicTV, NPR, and other radio and television programs. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps after 21 years of military service. He currently teaches law at the University of North Texas Dallas College of Law, and he speaks at writing, legal, school, and homeschool events. Tony and his family live in Jacksonville, Florida, and are the proud parents of five children and three grandchildren. His youth historical fiction novel, Shadow in the Dark, Book One in The Harwood Mysteries, won a gold medal in the 2020 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, and it was awarded the Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval.