My first guest on the Tami Jackson Show* tonight will be Matthew Betley. A former USMC officer of ten years, Matthew was deployed to Djibouti after 9/11 and Iraq, prior to the Surge, and very much understands the military life, having lived it himself. He appreciates the intricacies of an officer's mind and that personal experience shines through in the authenticity of his writing. A New Jersey native who considers Cincinnati home, he graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a B.A. in psychology and minors in political science and sociology. Matt's debut novel, Overwatch, hit the market in March 2016 with a big bang, a high-octane thriller that we talked about on the show two years ago. It was announced in February of this year that Thunder Road acquired the movie rights to Overwatch! Thunder Road Pictures has acquired film rights to Matthew Betley’s novel “Overwatch.” J.P. Davis is set to adapt the thriller. Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee, and Braden Aftergood are attached to produce the upcoming movie. The novel was published by Emily Bestler Books, a division of Simon&Schuster, and was nominated for a Barry Award. Betley, a former marine, writes intense, high-action thrillers that center on the adventures of former Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance officer Logan West. In this novel, West impulsively answers a dead man’s ringing phone, triggering a global race against the clock to track down an unknown organization searching for an Iraqi artifact that is central to a planned attack in the Middle East — one that will draw the United States into a major conflict with Iran. Last year I had Matt on to talk about the release of book number two in his Logan West series, Oath of Honor. Today marks the release of the third installment in the Logan West series, Field of Valor: Set in the aftermath of Betley’s “machine-gun pace” (Booklist) Oath of Honor and the discovery of a deadly global conspiracy, the president requests Logan West to form a covert task force with the mission to dismantle a nameless enemy. With the full resources of the Justice Department, Intelligence Community, and the military (not to mention presidential pardons pre-signed), Logan must battle a secret organization with the connections and funding to rival many first-world nations. The goal of this organization is both singular and sinister—to pit the United States against China in a bid to dismantle the world’s security and economy. Back on US soil, Logan and his task force pursue the elusive foe from the woods of northern Virginia to the banks of the Chesapeake Bay, from suburban Maryland across the urban sprawl of Washington DC. The stakes have never been higher for Logan or America. Check out Matthew Betley's website with interview and book signing dates: MatthewBetley.com/events Don't miss a minute as Matt and I discuss his newest book and the Overwatch movie -- it's great to watch a truly good guy find his niche in writing and see the rewards of his hard work! ************************** My guest in the second half hour will be Joe Dan Gorman. Joe Dan's bio at Intellectual Froglegs: Born in Dallas Texas, and raised in the hills of eastern Kentucky, Joe Dan Gorman spent most of his adult life in the southern Arizona real estate investment market where he served as broker, investor and private consultant. He was vice-president of the largest (at the time) real estate investment company in southern Arizona. When the real estate market collapsed in 2007, in combination with a multi-year custody battle for his son— Joe Dan lost everything. Within a 3 month period, Joe Dan’s dad died, his son was taken, and his livelihood collapsed. Suddenly Joe Dan went from a beautiful home in the Catalina foothills to living and working in an unfinished basement for the next six years. In May of 2008, Joe Dan, almost 50 years of age at the time, moved to his Aunt Jean’s Kansas City basement. He could not find a job anywhere, doing anything -- not even working in fast food restaurants. In 2009, Joe Dan produced his very first video on a laptop and the free Windows Movie Maker software that came with the computer. “I will follow him” was the title and it accrued over 200K views. Soon thereafter, he became a semi-regular on KMBZ AM-Radio in Kansas City until he was banned after the station took a liberal slant. In 2011, Joe Dan who was about to be baptized— was ‘dis-invited’ from his baptism at the KC church for asking too many questions. He wrote about that here. It was shortly after that when Joe Dan said God came into his life via the basement, and just a few months later, in 2012, Joe Dan created Intellectual Froglegs. In 2013, he was nominated for Video Blogger of the Year at CPAC in Washington DC. And now his job is Intellectual Froglegs, where he makes just enough to produce the next episode. Joe Dan has rejected corporate affiliations that require him to compromise his core Christian beliefs. Intellectual Froglegs If you've not see an Intellectual Froglegs episode you are missing out on maybe the most entertaining 30 minutes you've ever seen: Joe Dan narrates each fast-paced, irreverent, hysterical minute! Gorman adds fantastic music -- lots of rock -- to punctuate the segments. Making fun of liberals and their wholesale lunacy has never been so much fun! Bookmark IF and listen as Joe Dan brings his humor to the political discourse on my show! Follow Matthew on Twitter at @MatthewBetley, Joe Dan Gorman at @JoeDanMedia, and me at @tamij AND tweet your questions/comments during the show. *Sponsored by Camera Security Now, your premier source for surveillance and access control systems for business nationwide; by ROBAR® Companies, a True Custom firearms and firearms finishing shop located in Phoenix, AZ, and found online at RobarGuns.com; and by Dispatches, your site for the BEST conservative resources to fight and win the information war.