Edward (E.T.) Milligan is an accomplished speaker, published author and award-winning poet. A native of Leesville, Louisiana, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in News-Journalism from Northwestern State University in 1981 and a Master’s Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University in 1995. As a published author, Milligan has four novels in print; two young-adult fiction novels entitled The Looking Glass Self and Inclinations of Fear, a non-fiction biographical novel entitled On Linda: Love, Loss and Renewal, The Case For Human Organ Sharing and his most recent novel, a fiction detective drama, entitled Past The Line, which is the first in a detective book series. He is currently authoring the second book in the detective series entitled No Badge To Hold, which is planned for release in 2018. He has also excelled in poetry, having self-published a book of poetry entitled Images of Life. He is the recipient of the International Pen Award for his poem I’ll Never Die and the Editors’ Preference Award for his children’s’ poem, If I Were A Tree. His poetry has been published in nine national and international anthologies. Milligan founded his own book publishing company, ETM Book Publishing Company, in 2005. He has been the recipient of numerous recognitions including Who’s Who Among Students in Colleges and Universities, Outstanding Young Men in America and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Citizen of the Year. He is a member of the Independent Book Publishers of America. Through sponsorship by PMG International and Barnes and Noble, he has conducted numerous book signings in Europe and the United States. He has been an inspirational guest and keynote speaker and lecturer for numerous church, youth, and civic groups and has served on a variety of charitable and educational committees and organizations. Additionally, he conducts creative writing seminars for literary groups at universities and high schools. He is also a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, having served 23 years on active duty with military assignments both stateside and abroad and has continued on in government service as a Department of Defense civilian.