ANTIGONE PROJECT is a play in five parts by Tanya Barfield, Karen Hartman, Chiori Miyagawa, 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, and Caridad Svich that reconsiders the story of Antigone from a... More > variety of rich and radical perspectives. With a preface by dramatist Lisa Schlesinger and an introduction by classics scholar Marianne McDonald, this is a unique addition to contemporary drama.< Less
Ali couldn’t have known that the door, that had been in her floor her whole life, was not just to keep monsters from getting out…but to keep her from getting in. She will soon discover... More > another realm that she is destined to be a part of. Full of power struggles and greed, Ali will become the target, a key to the top. Desiring something unattainable and discovering who she really is, she gets caught up in an epic battle. Just when she thinks her world has calmed down, she receives a letter from an impossible source. On a mission to find the author of the letter and answers about its contents, Ali finds her world thrown upside down once again. Will she find the answers she is seeking and deserves? Or will she continue to be swallowed whole by the demons of her past and present?< Less
An hallucinogenic mid-life crisis/adventure, and homage to Malcolm Lowry and Hermann Hesse. An American expatriate and his Japanese wife set out on a journey to Europe to retrace a path from his... More > youth. What lies ahead--a trip through the Magic Theater, a sudden death, an encounter with Lowry's ghost, and a descent into the Capuchin Crypt in Rome--will change their lives irrevocably.
"A journey in miles and of states of mind. The reader travels through Europe with an American expatriate who recapitulates his past in a transcendental and evocative fashion.... An insightful and very enjoyable read."--David Echt, author of Messenger from the Summer of Love.< Less
This is a wonderful tribute to the heroes of my childhood and adult life to this point, as well as to the many other men and women in the world of racing. The race car drivers of the Indianapolis 500... More > to this day, drive my heart and the hearts of many others throughout the world of motor sports. There have been so many race car drivers that have lost their lives at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is always such a tragedy, but in a way they have helped pave the way for our safety.This is a story of a young man that has guardian angels (that were former race car drivers) help the young man become a champion of the greatest race in the world.< Less
“Watching The Skies & Other Beastly Tales” is Jim Marquez’s 14th self-published book in 8 years! A departure of sorts for Jim as he leaves the grimy confines of Downtown Los... More > Angeles and takes us on a surreal journey across the alien landscape of a forbidden Nevada desert (through the eyes of a ‘young Jack Morales’), tumbles alongside the inebriated canals of Amsterdam, looks for love in all the wrong places in Scotland, and has to run for his life in London! This collection of ‘Beastly’ tales of life on the rocks then returns to the warped sensibility of L.A. for a wicked homage to Nathaniel West’s “Day of the Locust” (illustrated by artist Emmeric Konrad), and finally comes to a crushing halt in Jim’s hometown of East L.A. In between, for how could he resist (?), Jim examines the base nature of man back on the wee-hours-streets of a changed & vanishing Downtown arts scene: Booze. Sex. Racism. Violence. Madness. Family fun for all!< Less
Through the madness I shuffle. A wretched shell of the man I was when her Love possessed me. Lucifer has given me one chance at redemption. I am compelled to drag myself to the dusty finish line.... More > Compelled by the love I have somewhere in my drowning heart and by the curiosity of a new adventure that will one day, surely kill me. This is the story of William Control< Less
Stereovision is a fictional drama about astrophysicist Philip Duke and his family and friends who help shape his life. A thought-provoking read that weaves through the lives of people with varying... More > belief systems that make up the struggle of science vs religion. You'll never look at our universe the same way again.< Less
Retired on a Mexican beach, Jack Spence’s only worry is his putting. Then, back home in Cypress Point, his Uncle Stuart is brutally attacked and robbed, and the police haven’t a clue who... More > done it. Outraged, Jack flies north and with help from friends sets a trap for the thieves baited with buried treasure.
But what Jack sees as a direct path to revenge makes several near fatal detours. Charging headlong down it anyway, the former Stanford tight end then golf magazine publisher finds himself stalking bad guys during The Crosby and pitted against some very strange characters indeed; among them, a cross-dressing ex-cop from Manila, a Korean billionaire, a besotted Southern golf pro, a pot-fueled caddy, a cute surfer chick and her felonious boyfriend, a hulking gimp biker, and a deadly Asian con-man. He even runs into his great-great grandfather and his friend, Robert Louis Stevenson.
But no 19th century novelist could have plotted all the twists this path takes, or where Jack winds up at its end.< Less
Community Field is a coming of age story about the effects of living in a small town in the late 30's and early 40's. It was a time of World War II, union formation, politics and racial prejudices. ... More > Growing up in small towns that shared a sense of community and values helped determine the lives and direction of childhood friends, Eddie, Norm and Jessica. This book takes you from the small town life of Berkley, strategic times of World War II, Hollywood in its heyday, Washington's political web and comes full circle back to Berkley.< Less
The quick temper of Jan Žižka, a one-eyed warrior, thrusts him into leadership of a revolution that will challenge the very foundations of medieval society. Could the love of a widowed... More > queen help him overcome a devastating wound in time to stave off wave after wave of invading armies?< Less
Connor Sullivan goes in search for his biological parents. Although things don't go as planned, he's not disappointed in what he discovers. He begins to learn more about himself and the choices he... More > makes will change his life.< Less
Tim Rutger writes his diary from prison. After killing the wife he still adored, he’s on a one-man, isolated mission to redefine himself in the eyes of his family, and of his son who he... More > hasn’t seen since he was lead away from the murder scene, five years ago. A gut-wrenching, gritty story of love, loss, grief, and redemption.< Less
Mouthy dogs, television, repressed scientists, beautiful women, amoral men, aliens, God, and a multi-universe machine populate the sometimes excerpts from plays, screenplays and complete short... More > stories contained in this collection.
There is a little something for everyone here dappled with traces of dark humor. Be aware this book contains in some places adult language and situation which are not suitable for young people.< Less
A bad relationship bringing you down? Psychologist June Gray, Ph.D., knows all about that. And she’s desperately trying to figure out what to do about it. Travel with her as she... More > roller-coasters between the depths of despair and the heights of joy, all the while trying to make a living treating her patients, who have issues painfully similar to her own. An experienced psychologist, June knows how to help others with their relationship troubles. But can she follow her own good advice? On your journey through the life and mind of a neurotic psychologist, you might just gain some valuable insight into yourself and others as well as have some laughs along the way.< Less
What if you had to choose between the person you loved, and the world that made your love possible? VDare’s first work of fiction wrestles with the conflict between the head and the heart, the... More > choice between what feels good – and what is right.
Author Ryan Andrews presents the wrenching tragedy of a man who learns what’s most important in life from a woman named Prudence – but comes to see his relationship as threatening everything he’s come to treasure. It’s a story about love, loyalty, and the meaning of identity -- and once you experience it, you’ll never be able to forget.< Less
And ‘I said to Mabel, I said’ is this Simpsons line that was a slight meme online back in 2005 and is rumored to be from Gatsby and rumored to be from Wodehouse and is from neither so I... More > love that it’s this ghostly stand-in for the depiction of casual speech in literary fiction/an internet hallucination of a hilobrow cartoon’s memory of the literary representation of casual speech. And I like the Thomas Bernhard endless-monologue style of novel and wanted to do something like that.< Less