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Former DART Spokesman Whittington Brings Second Strike Tour to Dallas Print E-mail
by Sharon Adams    Thu, Jul 29, 2010, 09:35 AM

Book signing to be held at Hectors on Henderson Aug. 4th

RonWhittingtonheadshot.jpgOne-time Dallas resident and former Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) spokesman Ron (R.P.) Whittington will be signing copies of his novel Second Strike, a fictional account of a terrorist attack planned in the months after 9/11, from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4 at Hector’s on Henderson at 2929 N. Henderson Ave.

Whittington will donate a portion of the proceeds from book sales to the Wounded Warriors Project, a national, nonpartisan organization that supports severely injured service members.

“I still have a lot of friends in Dallas, and I still love and miss Texas, so I’m looking forward to doing a book signing there,” said Whittington, who lived in Dallas, Plano, and Allen, Texas for 10 years.

In Second Strike, Whittington’s first fiction novel, the life of businessman Parker Glynn is
dramatically affected by the attack on the Twin Towers. But unlike most Americans, Glynn is offered an opportunity to avenge the death of his family as he uncovers a terror plot in the months after 9/11.

“The main character has Texas roots as well,” Whittington said. “Glynn grew up in Duncanville and attended Southern Methodist University, so Dallas certainly made an impact on my writing.”

Whittington started his career as a journalist with CNN Radio and the Dallas-Fort Worth
Business Journal before going into the public relations profession in 1984. He worked as media coordinator with the Dallas Chamber of Commerce before joining DART, where he served as media spokesman from 1984 until 1992. He served as Olympic Information Officer with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transportation Authority (MARTA) from 1994 to 1996. He currently resides in Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

Over the last 20 years, Whittington has also worked as a ghostwriter on two national best-selling books and his freelance writing has appeared in national publications including Texas Business, Texas Monthly, Water's Edge, Jacksonville Magazine, Beson Publications, and The Florida Times-Union.

In addition to consulting and writing, Whittington periodically serves as a field public information officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

For information about The Wounded Warrior Project, visit
Second Strike is currently available for sale on-line at and, or by phone at 904-563-0402.

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