The Authors

Justin Time:  A Memoir of Faith and the Fight for Life is the collaboration of a masterful storyteller and a true scribe of the written word.  One navigated life threatening medical issues and sports moments that rival Forest Gump.   The other has poured his passion into penning these experiences for readers to not only read, but feel.

Joe Lafferty


Joe Lafferty is a Pittsburgh born and bred child of God.  He graduated from Woodland Hills High School and coached football there for thirteen years. Lafferty studied marketing and sports management at Mercyhurst College and the University of Memphis while working in their respective athletic departments.  Joe has experienced several "once-in-a-lifetime" moments, including beating childhood cancer, becoming friends with Dan Marino while a teen, losing his vision in one eye, coaching several future NFL players while they were in high school, and dying for seven minutes when he was 35. He has endured a kidney and pancreas transplant. In this memoir, Joe narrates his story while celebrity friends and family share their perspective of Joe's fight for life.   After beating the toughest challenges, Joe finally discovered the love for which he'd always searched.  Her name is Jennifer and she has two sons, Cameron and Brannon.

Jeff Schober


Jeff Schober has a journalism degree from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo.  As a journalist, he has written for several Western New York publications.  He taught American history and Shakespeare in an alternative education high school for several years before becoming an English teacher at Frontier High School.  In 1998, he was part of the National Endowment for the Humanities summer program, Teaching Shakespeare, at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.  He has acted in plays around Buffalo and in St. Catharines, Ontario.  In addition to writing, he is an avid reader and hockey player.  With his wife, Teri, he has two stepsons. Learn more about his other books at

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