Set in the poorest neighborhoods of Chicago, TRAPPED tells the story of a family’s triumphs to tragedy. Follow A.J. through the ups and downs in relationships and the values he learned in the process. The family values of AJ, keep him out of harm’s way for most of his journey but his poor decision-making seals his fate. TRAPPED shows how the dark side of relationships, family and community had such an adverse affect on the personal failures of this character. In retrospect, A.J. is more like many of us than we want to admit.
About the Author
Ted Bagley, vice president of human resources at Amgen Pharmaceutical Company in Thousand Oaks, California, was born in Birmingham, Alabama, to Ted and Eddie Mae Bagley, both deceased. His brother, William Bagley, recently retired, resides in Indianapolis with his wife, Larnell, and daughter, Jennifer. After graduating from high school, Ted joined Uncle Sam’s Army, where he served in the Old Guard, a ceremonial unit in Fort Myer, Virginia. After serving for several years in that prestigious unit, he was sent to Vietnam at the height of the conflict. At the end of his military career, Ted continued his education at Ohio State University and later graduated from Franklin Business Law School in Columbus, Ohio. After college, he joined the General Electric Company’s world-renowned executive leadership program. After working his way to the executive ranks, Ted left GE to join the Russell Corporation based in Atlanta, Georgia. After several years with Russell, he joined Dell Computer in Nashville, Tennessee.His hobbies are bike riding, reading, writing, skating, and minor car repair. He has a wife, Debra, current chair for the Ventura County Women’s Commission, and four children, Marcus, Chantal, Christopher, and Jared. His passions are public speaking, counseling, working with young people, and exercising. He currently has another piece of his work in publication. The book’s title is My Personal War Within. It’s scheduled to be released in April 2011.
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