Follow the incredible journey of a young Haitian girl from childhood to adulthood as she and her family emigrated from the Bahamas to America.
Life seems to be going great until one day she receives devastating news that will forever change her life, causing her to experience guilt, depression, anger, and attempts at suicide. She seemed so happy on the outside but lived in the dark for many years. No one knew her struggles or Pain.
Welcome to Dante’s Inferno with gags, an absurdist tale of apartment living in Los Angeles. The Dryden Arms (House of Despair, a comedy) charges forth with a distinct, comic voice. Put on your harness and embark on a ride that feels like something between a roller coaster and a Tilt-A-Whirl.
Alex Bodnar is a professional illustrator and art teacher native to Los Angeles. This book features a collection of art spanning ten years. From cover to cover you will immerse yourself in portraits, figures, and landscapes done in a variety of media that includes watercolor, dry-brush ink, and markers.
Animal Riddles is a colorful and pun-filled children's book, written and illustrated by Hollywood cartoon animator, Mark Christiansen. Do you know why Cowboy Sam rides Hector Horse? Or do you know what kind of dog can unlock the door of your home? These and many other riddles are humorously answered with appealing cartoon critters that will delight both adults and children!
In this gripping biography, readers meet James Mo, a contradictory man full of passion, rebellion, and experiences that will haunt you. His life is one of imprisonment—imprisonment to his ideals, to love, and to the lies that perpetuate his grim entrance into a series of labor camps. Yet his nobility saves him as he spends years in search of his long-lost daughter, the only family he has left, the estranged family that will give him purpose beyond his Communist beliefs and optimistic ideologies. Packed with painstaking research and brought to life with impeccable description, James Mo’s is a life worth sharing and reading about.
Meet Dabresha: a tough-minded Texan fashionista with a burning internal desire to escape her past. This intriguing urban coming-of-age tale follows ‘Bre’ on her journey from fear to flight as she breaks away from her small-town mentality to pursue international daydreams despite her lack of finances and firm supporters. Self-discovery, renewing of the mind, and true love may lay ahead in Dabresha’s adventure if she commits to taking the chance.
The story of an impetuous teen at sea in the Mediterranean in the early 1600s. Taught respect for authority, diligence and fair play - and guided by his aunt's moral compass, Morgan Harmony becomes a man. A healthy variety of characters lend a hand in the building of Morgan's character - from an unseen guide to a sweet young lass who boarded the ship in a rescue.
Glenfiddich Inn is set in WWI-era Boston and New York—silent movies, the automobile, and fashion become part of life in America. Yet, creeping across the Atlantic Ocean is the Great War, threatening to engulf the country in its unimaginable ferocity.
When members of two Boston families set sail on the HMS Lusitania the families, and America’s, destiny is determined.
A new technology—wireless Morse code—allowed the stricken Titanic in 1912 to send for help. Otherwise those many survivors, and their stories, would have been lost to history. The wireless transmission of the human voice—perhaps even music—becomes the next communications frontier. The early experimenters call it "radio."
Two of the female characters of Glenfiddich Inn are absolutely certain of radio's ability to connect the world in ways never before imagined—despite the skeptics who couldn't see how it could ever be relevant.
This autobiographical account will take the reader through the first half of a life filled with self-loathing and self-degradation. These feelings are not brought on naturally , but rather are inflicted throughout not only the formative years of a young girl but in the relationships she is forced into and ultimately chooses.
The Bone War of McCurtain County is a true story about two amateurs who discovered and excavated a world class dinosaur specimen and were forced to battle a major corporation and its’ friends in government and academia over ownership rights to the treasure. Cephis Hall and Sid Love faced a whirlwind of controversy as they found themselves at the crossroads of science, politics and religion. A tale of nature, mystery, adventure—Indiana Jones, Southern style.
A cascading adventure of discovery, intrigue, and romance, He Can See Heaven tells the tale of Ellen Shea, an intrepid graduate student on a perilous search through exotic locales for a trove of lost scrolls.
The Fifth Sister explores incest's devastating effects on two continents, over three decades. In this compelling, intimate, and artfully told story, readers will experience the crushing impact of psychological, physical, sexual, and spiritual abuse, the burning desire to transcend the family script, and the gritty determination to succeed. Readers who have experienced incest will find their anguish validated by this book. Those who have not faced this trauma will gain deep understanding of dysfunctional families that have many secrets. But above all, The Fifth Sister is a story of hope.
Jonathan Thornton Flynn owns a billion-dollar diamond corporation, has a strong marriage, and two children. A backfired scheme costs Johnny the person he loves most, and he decides to end his own suffering. His plan goes off without a hitch… until Auster finds him.
Now Johnny has a new body, a new life, and a new purpose, whether he likes it or not. Johnny struggles to discover who, or what, he is now, and why Auster brought him back.
This dark and gritty work ruptures insular views of what constitutes good and evil while crossing the boundaries of several genres in an epic tale of suspense, mystery, horror, and science fiction.
This 350-page collection of poetry and prose touches on philosophy, theology, metaphysics, science, and God. It attempts to answer the question, why are we here? In metaphor, syntax and syllable without hiding behind clichés, corny quandaries, or curious canons. This tome is a breakthrough for Luza, who writes in a more down-to-earth, relaxed, and modest style than in 2014's New York Nadir, for example.
Marilyn Mahan takes us on her life journey from Salinas, California to many points throughout the world. In her collection of vignettes she describes experiencing a lot of extraordinary events. On reading glimpses of her life, you might well conclude that she's much more than an ordinary person after all. Written with candor, whimsy, and a bit of irony, her vignettes are sure to entertain and inform you.
Trina; a biological research subject and mind-controlled super soldier who possesses the lost power of magic, has spent most of her life as an unwilling slave to the empire. During a mission to a small mining town, she makes contact with an ancient creature thought to be long extinct and is broken free of the chains binding her mind. Having no memory of her past or identity, Terra finds herself on the run from the imperial army and by fate, is rescued by a young resistance fighter named Code. Together they set out on a quest, enlisting the aid of rebels, defecting soldiers, and warn-torn citizens, to battle the empire and a sadistic general who wishes to eradicate all who oppose and enslave the world to his control.
Walking the Dunes with Tennessee Williams is an intriguing book of recollections and poems by Mia Elkovsky Phoebus, edited by Elaine Ash. The title itself is compelling, and readers, especially those interested in theatre and literature, are anxious to know “what happened” in Provincetown during that “glorious summer of 1940.” Readers will wonder what Mia and Tennessee talked about when they “held hands” and spent time together. Did their friendship develop into a deeper relationship and frame a precious time under “a myriad of stars?” Perhaps that magical time is reflected in one of Mia’s “Poems in a Glass Jar,” when she states, “most beautiful is the object that does not exist.”
Crawfrere the Crawfish lives on a Louisiana bayou and dreams of winning a spot for him and his very special friends on a float in the Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans! His pals/classmates, Creole the Catfish, Saute' the Shrimp, Pecan the Pelican and Oculo the Oyster are different than the other kids. Their adventure encompasses the qualities of compassion, love, acceptance, caring and tolerance that we all have in ourselves. The sky's the limit when hoping to attain your dreams. Enjoy their adventure!!
Twelve-year-old Luke Cedrus lives in the most un-magical place (an adoption ward), under the authority of the most un-magical person (Mrs. Hall), believing only un-magical things happen to him (detention). Until one night, Luke discovers he is anything but un-magical. He is a keeper of magic. The one thing Luke wants in life? Family. With his new magical powers, he's convinced he can have just that.
Every music student has wanted to quit. In this book, 27 easy-to-read interviews of professional musicians, radio hosts and music educators reinforce the author's five powerful reasons why kids should hang in there with music. The work can pay off with a lifetime of playing or singing for fun - and perhaps even for profit.
Lane Stone, a lawyer frustrated with the inadequacies of the justice system takes matters into her own hands, becoming the ruthless anti-heroine in A. L. Sutter’s new psychological thriller novel. These “Confessions of a Female Vigilante” reveal to readers the consequences of misplaced trust and the irreparable harm to the female psyche caused by relationships with men. Lane finds a second chance through the encouragement of the only true love she has ever known – Christopher. Doubt as to Lane’s motives is raised by Chris’ best friend, Jimmy, an LAPD cop, and readers will see if the unbreakable bond Lane has with Christopher is strong enough to put her demons to rest.
A finalist at the 2015 Indie Book Awards, The Guestbook at Asilomar is the engaging story of Maurice Summerlin, a frustrated magazine writer. What was intended as a brief vacation to reassess his career becomes a long term adventure at an unconventional Spanish retreat called Asilomar. With the help of strangers with whom he’ll forever be connected, he discovers there is no such thing as coincidence and that his dreams are closer than they appear.
This book is a compilation of tax tips that I penned for magazines and newspapers over several decades. My writings are based on actual battles with the IRS. My tales are born of experience, my tips from actual dealings with the IRS. Dealing with the IRS requires you to understand the Agency’s culture: shoot first, ask later. You are guilty until proven innocent. It’s a battle to overcome this culture. To win a battle against the IRS, you must unlock its secrets.
Stardate: 2031 Jake Love is a revered obstetrician who by happenstance or design is given the opportunity of a lifetime. The chance to spend the day with anyone from the annals of history. Which renowned philosopher, monarch, or religious icon can withstand a dose of scientific inquiry from the future? Jake's choice is one that raises the bar to unimaginable heights, as he dares to question the unquestionable. This forbidden fruit must be bitten and the only challenge is... Will he live to tell about it?
This debut memoir, written in journal fashion, opens a window on the real world of nurses and doctors training in the hectic, emergency-laden environment of an inner city hospital. How staff contend with a crushing patient census, ethical dilemmas, and challenging patient problems makes a compelling read.
A talking tigress. A wandering yogi. A young woman’s journey through an ancient land where chaos threatens gods and mortals alike.
When a tigress speaks to the outcaste girl Mala, she flees in terror and collides with an old yogi. She offers him hospitality, and in return he spins wondrous tales that awaken her hunger for forbidden spiritual knowledge.
A corpse in a tavern turns out to be a Templar knight charged with protecting a certain relic which is now missing. Crispin Guest, disgraced knight turned detective, investigates.
Booklist says: “Westerson paints a murky portrait of a medieval world suitably full of shadowy characters and unexpected twists and turns."