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    Commodores Messenger Book I, A Child Adrift in the Scientology Sea Organization by Janis Gillham Grady

    Expecting to be released in July 2017.

    Introduction as to who I am:

    My mother was Yvonne Gillham-Jentzsch, the founder of Celebrity Centre for the Church of Scientology. After my parents divorced, my mother married Heber Jentzsch, who is well known as the President of the Church of Scientology International.
    My father is Peter F. Gillham (AKA Pete or Peter Snr.) who, in the 1970s, was known as one of the top lecturers on the subject of Scientology. In addition to his lectures, Peter authored two successful books “Tell It Like It Is” and “The Fundamentals of Success” which thousands of people credited with helping them. He later became internationally known as a nutritionist with monthly newsletters giving nutritional advice and tips. In the 1980s he developed instant CalMag, leading him to develop Natural Calm by Natural Vitality in the 1990s, which he writes about in his book “The Miracle Nutrient.” Natural Calm remains a best-selling magnesium supplement and has helped thousands of people internationally improve their health.

    In the mid-1960s ”the Gillhams” were regarded as Scientology’s first family in Australia. When Scientology was banned in the Australian state of Victoria, my parents moved the family to England. Shortly afterwards we moved to the Scientology ships. In later years, we were accepted as the second family of Scientology. Yvonne headed up Scientology’s Celebrity Centre and built it to more than two hundred staff, while Peter introduced people into Scientology through his books, lectures and as the Executive Director of the Scientology Phoenix mission. Meanwhile my sister Terri, my sister-in-law Doreen Smith-Gillham and me were all senior ranking Commodore’s Messengers working directly with L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology. My brother, Peter Jr., also worked directly with L. Ron Hubbard on the ship and on land.

    As a child of 11, in January 1968, I arrived on the Scientology ship, the Royal Scotman where I became an original Commodore’s Messenger for L. Ron Hubbard. Over the next 11 years I spent six hours or more a day with L. Ron Hubbard, until December of 1979, when shortly after, Hubbard went into “hiding” with fellow Commodore’s Messengers, Annie and Pat Broeker. Hubbard passed away in January 1986.

    Many who were there say I was raised by Hubbard. My husband jokes that I was raised by wolves (living in a pack), but I believe I was not raised at all, but grew into the world around me. Ha!

    Having lived on the Scientology ship, Apollo (previously named Royal Scotman) for eight years as a personal messenger for L. Ron Hubbard and then another three years by his side as he moved around the U.S. east coast to the west. As Commodore’s Messengers, we were direct representatives of Hubbard within the world of Scientology. After 22 years, I left in August 1990, no longer able to agree with the direction the Church of Scientology was taking. Along with my husband of 11 years, we disappeared into the night to raise a family outside of the world of Scientology.

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    Cant wait to read your books! Storys/books about life on the boats fascinate me. It seems so unreal but knowing it really happened just, well, fascinates me. Thank you for telling your story.

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    Janis.

    I am so looking forward to reading your story as you tell it in this book.

    Can it be advance ordered perhaps through Tony Ortega's Amazon link at the Underground Bunker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dchoiceisalwaysrs View Post
    Janis.

    I am so looking forward to reading your story as you tell it in this book.

    Can it be advance ordered perhaps through Tony Ortega's Amazon link at the Underground Bunker?
    It will be released on Amazon as a Kindle followed by paperback. Tony will announce it on his blog once it is ready for prerelease orders. We are doing final proofreading and correctiones this 4th of July weekend.

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    Yay!

    As part of one of the Aussie families who followed you all to Saint Hill, I am SO happy you are doing this. I so look forward to reading this!
    (Luckily only one family member followed you to the ship.)

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    Having interacted & gotten to somewhat know both Yvonne and Heber. Over the years, I've had a lot of respect for each of them - can't wait to read your book !

    No slight to Peter, but, he has always been someone I knew of rather than ever got to know.
    Ain't life grand !

    Over the years, I've come to really believe there is here & now . . . . . . . only.

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    Any release date?
    Where can we pre-order it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakemaker View Post
    Any release date?
    Where can we pre-order it?
    I am hoping to have the release date tomorrow. The book is with the publisher for final review. It will come out as an ebook first while the paperback is being printed.

    So stay tuned!

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    Quote Originally Posted by janisgrady View Post
    I am hoping to have the release date tomorrow. The book is with the publisher for final review. It will come out as an ebook first while the paperback is being printed.

    So stay tuned!
    Can't wait!
    What's the release schedule for #2 and 3?

    BTW, I admire your composure with a certain bozo at the Bunker!

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