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About The Author: Dan Murphy

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Don’t Leave Your Dreams on the Table
If you want to do something—try it. If it doesn’t work out, at least you tried. Because if you want to do something and never try, then you’ve totally failed. - David Brenner Paraphrased from “Soft Pretzels with Mustard” 

Kicked out of school at 16, by 21 I thought I’d be a dishwasher for the rest of my life. 

The above quote from David Brenner hit me like a thunderbolt. I’d had dreams and ambitions, but my defeatist, worst-case-scenario thinking crippled me. I was failing at life because of me.

I started listening to people who admitted, "I'm scared but I'm doing this no matter what." It pushed me to leave the coulda woulda shouldas behind. I did ‘extra’ work in tv and movies, which inspired me to take theatre and become an actor. 

This success drove me to test other boundaries. A series of marathon weekend walks. I got my motorcycle licence.  Then, a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. A solo motorcycle ride from Newfoundland to Alaska to the Grand Canyon.

I kept a travelogue of my 85-day adventure, which turned into a book once back home. 

After the dust settled, I really missed writing. This sparked an idea.

Could I write fiction?

I started to envision my superhero. Someone ordinary who faced danger with courage.

Of course he’d ride a motorcycle. But what would he wear? A cape wouldn’t work. 

A Dispatch Rider! Everything I knew totally fit the bill. (I had a personal connection, which I talk about it at the end of book one.) 

The plot came to me in a rush. 

Although the writing started well, I wasn’t sure I could finish. So back to school I went. Only this time, it didn’t feel like the part-time prison of my childhood—thanks to a great teacher.
These books were written because I had an idea and chose to write. 

I’m no longer limited by the coulda woulda shouldas. I go for my dreams. 

And I want the same for you. 

Don’t leave your dreams on the table okay? Life’s too short.

What is a Dispatch Rider?

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A motorcycle riding Dispatch Rider was used in World War 1 and 2. The Dispatch Rider would carry a secret message or document to take to another area where other soldiers were stationed.

The battlefield lines of communications were not always reliable, so the messages were given to the Dispatch Rider to ensure they were delivered. This was known by the enemy as well, so the Dispatch Riders were targets. It was an extremely dangerous job.

Back in England female Dispatch Riders were used by the navy. They were the Women’s Royal Navy Service or WRENS. They also carried vital messages on their motorcycles throughout the city and countryside. It was also a very dangerous job which they carried out with bravery and skill.

To learn more about them and their other duties please see the links for other websites.

Male Dispatch Riders:

Shipping & Returns

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Our policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Perishable goods such as food, flowers, newspapers or magazines cannot be returned. We also do not accept products that are intimate or sanitary goods, hazardous materials, or flammable liquids or gases.

Additional non-returnable items:

* Gift cards

* Downloadable software products

* Some health and personal care items

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.

There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted: (if applicable)

* Book with obvious signs of use

* CD, DVD, VHS tape, software, video game, cassette tape, or vinyl record that has been opened.

* Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error.

* Any item that is returned more than 30 days after delivery

Refunds (if applicable)

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.

If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

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If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at

Sale items (if applicable)

Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded.

Exchanges (if applicable)

We only replace items if they are defective or damaged.  If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at and send your item to: 4 Trott Lane, Ajax, ON, L1S 7N2, Canada.


If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.

If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and he will find out about your return.


To return your product, you should mail your product to: 4 Trott Lane, Ajax, ON, L1S 7N2, Canada.

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

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