Penelope’s Perils is the story of a young girl who lives in medieval England. Her father, who is a knight of the King’s order, raises her after her mother passes away on the night of her... More > birth. She follows her father to London and back. While on the way she finds herself involved in many adventures. Her companions are the squires of the many knights at the tournament, the triplets from her father’s hamlet and a prince to be who ends up to be her hero and later her husband. Follow them as they save the King, slay a dragon, save others from harm and many other perilous adventures on the highways and in the villages of England during the medieval age.< Less
The Bachelor Farmers is a story about two Norwegian brothers who learn the meaning of love from a most unlikely source.
Hans and Jon, the youngest of four immigrant brothers have just inherited land... More > from their recently deceased father. They set out to develop the land, thus perpetuating the family dream of success in America. When Jon learns that the husband of Mahal, a beautiful half-breed Ojibwa woman has been injured on their property and cannot work, Jon hires her and brings her home.
Under the eye of his disapproving brother, Jon finds himself falling in love, but when a terrible blizzard blows into town without warning, the three of them must deal with the consequences, and Mahal is forced to make a decision that reshapes their lives in profound and unimaginable ways.
The Bachelor Farmers takes us into a world where true meaning and healing are found in the complexity of human relationships and dreams of a better life fuel a family's drive for success.< Less
Jack Stiler’s return to The Lucky Star Ranch in South Texas is bittersweet. The property along this stretch of the Little Hondo has been in his family since the early 1900s. An ex-Wall... More > Streeter, Stiler is still dealing with the loss of his beloved wife to cancer and the humiliation of a scandal that ended his career. He now faces the challenge of a lifetime as he tries to save the ranch.
The region has been plagued by a drought of historic proportions, and the area surrounding his home is rife with the traﬃcking of drugs, guns, and desperate human beings who want nothing more than a better way of life.
But Stiler’s return is more than a battle to save The Lucky Star from ﬁnancial ruin and from the invasion of smugglers; it’s a desperate attempt to defeat the demons within. He battles to hold onto those he loves in the midst of even more death and destruction, while struggling with his own sense of mortality.< Less
Set in rural Minnesota in the 1930’s, The Way Back ‘Round follows young Jake Frye, who enjoys nothing more than sitting between his father’s legs while driving a wagon team of... More > horses. However, when a large buck juts across their path and pitches Jake from the seat, his mother, tender from a string of miscarriages, reins him in. Jake’s frustration builds and he makes a devastating mistake.
Rejected by his mother and wracked with guilt, Jake hops a freight train joining the thousands of men and boys riding the rails during the depression. He meets Franz, another runaway, and they become brothers. Picking fruit in California, and cotton in Texas, they beg at back doors, eat in soup kitchens, sleep in “jungle” camps – all under the threat of brutal railroad “Bulls” who patrol the tracks. While Franz dreams about marrying a red-headed girl, Jake yearns for his family. When a farmer tells them about Roosevelt’s Conservation Corps camps set up to help young men like themselves, they head to California and join up.< Less
Pete felt from an early age that he was born for the married life. He thought he had finally found the “perfect” girl. Little did he know that on his wedding day he would have, “A... More > Change in Plans,” by way of being stranded at the altar with only a note left behind by his would-be bride. In an effort to uplift his depressed state, his friends strongly encourage him to still take advantage of his honeymoon trip to Las Vegas. The empty seat on the plane where his wife should have been is occupied by a mysterious woman named Elizabeth. She reveals that she is taking the trip in order to claim her deceased father’s body. Shortly after arriving at the airport, Pete unknowingly finds himself kidnapped by a local mobster, confronted by the FBI, and chased by the police all on the first day of what was to be his honeymoon. With the FBI and the mobster hot on their coattails, Pete and Elizabeth discover that they must work together in order to find their own individual redemption before it is too late.< Less
Noah Crockett is a nationally renowned football player entering his senior year at Joplin High School in Southwest Missouri. Known for his 100-yard passes captured via YouTube, he has received offers... More > to play for nearly every college football program in the country. When he’s not in the huddle, he’s at the movies with his girlfriend Hannah, fishing with his dad, or cutting up with the guys on the team. Senior year of high school is supposed to be the best time of an American teenage boy’s life.
When we’re young, we say we have it all figured out. On May 21st, 2011, Noah Crockett thought so. On May 22nd, he was proved wrong when an EF5 twister tears through the heart of Joplin. It becomes the costliest tornado in US history and the deadliest in decades taking 158 lives and causing $2.8 billion in damages.
20th and Rangeline is the tale of Joplin after the storm. It’s Noah Crockett’s off the field comeback story. It’s about a town that was thankful when life was good and faithful when it was not.< Less
The purpose of the Trinity Christian School literary magazine, known as The Gryphon’s Quill, is to promote artistry and creative expression among the students at Trinity Christian School. We... More > believe creative expression comes from God (Colossians 1:16), and his people are called to create things for his glory (Ephesians 2:10) and to praise the creator (Psalms 86:12). Poetry, prose, and art are just some of the ways in which we can “glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” This is the purpose of man, and The Gryphon’s Quill seeks to help Trinity Christian School continue to fulfill this purpose.< Less
Exiles is a collection of 26 short stories, all featuring the common theme of 'outsiders'. Dedicated to Jeff Luke and Colin Graham. All proceeds go to the Marfan Foundation, in aid of people... More > suffering from Marfan syndrome.
Contributors: Heath Lowrance, Colin Graham, K. A. Laity, Chris Rhatigan,Steven Porter, Patti Abbott, Ryan Sayles, Gareth Spark, Pamila Payne, Paul D. Brazill, Jason Michel,Carrie Clevenger, David Malcolm, Nick Sweeney, Sonia Kilvington, Rob Brunet,James A. Newman,Tess Makovesky, Chris Leek,McDroll,Renato Bratkovič,Walter Conley, Marietta Miles, Aidan Thorn, Benjamin Sobieck, Graham Wynd, Richard Godwin.< Less
The end of the world is probably the best thing that happens in these fourteen tales of life, death, and everything in between. Meet a man who refuses to accept his fortune; a loser who... More > doesn’t want to win; a cripple whose miracle cure is his downfall, and a dreamer who cherishes love more than life. Not since The Twilight Zone has such a riveting collection of stories with a twist (or just twisted) been collected. If you relate to any of these characters you may need therapy. If not, you’ll surely learn something you never wanted to know. Either way, it’ll make you think…at least twice.< Less
Original work from the Fiction Class of The Putney School Summer Programs, Session One, 2014. Featuring Franci DuMar, David Fadul, Jake Green, Meave Gurche, Eliza Kupka, Yasmeen Sahibzada, Sophie... More > Walker, Chris Wendland, Emily Wolbert, Lily Wollheim-Martinez. With a special appearance by the Graphic Novel class.< Less
In the time of Isaiah the prophet, Jerusalem is in shambles. The temple is stripped to pay tribute, and the people seek answers from gods made of wood and stone.
The youngest daughter of a poor... More > potter, Rizpah’s future is certain. She’ll marry whomever her father chooses and work hard until her last breath. But after seeing her sister’s tears at her wedding, Rizpah knows she can never accept the same fate. Her stubbornness—and an act of bravery—land her in a worse position than before: a slave in a vineyard.
But perhaps her chance at love hasn’t vanished after all. Rizpah finds herself caught between two startling prospects and the gods they represent. Will her choices lead her to freedom and love or to danger and despair?< Less
“Of all the things I’ve ever written, this journal was the most fun and the thing that gave me the most pleasure,” says the grandfather of Farrin and Owen.
Papa... More > Clarke’s bedtime chapter readings always ended with the same four words:
“ Now go to sleep !”
Sometimes Farrin did.
And sometimes she stayed awake.< Less
Rupert Rochester had everything a boy might dream of, if you don't count love and friendship. Then, when tragedy strikes, a very surprising person comes to the rescue: the mysterious Elsie Pocket,... More > who has experienced tragedies of her own and therefore has a very good sense of what a little boy might need.< Less
The fourth book by G.S. Bullen. A novel about choice and relation. Untitled exposes the theory and concept of choice. Beyond breathing, and other such bodily functions, any action, reaction,... More > thought and movement is a choice. Our choices show who we are, what we are. Seemingly choice is something we are in control of, but what is to be said for the ability to understand choice? Can you deny the influence of emotion when it comes to choice, the influence of others, of environment?< Less
An eclectic collection of stories from 21 different authors, all with differing styles of writing and a vast array of genres. This book truly has something for everyone - romance, mystery, adventure,... More > science fiction, western, supernatural, fantasy, slice of life and even ducks and cows! A perfect place to come on those hot summer days or cold winter nights when you want something to take your mind off your worries and be whisked away to other worlds.< Less
A selection of in-process writing from The Putney School Summer Programs,
Session II. The work presented here was drafted between July 21 and August 6 of 2014. Featuring Charlotte Ainslie, Sarah... More > Begum, Olivia Berlin, Clare Eigenbrode, Danny Evans, Karen Gonzalez-Videla, Debi Klebansky, Aimee Li, Ileana Minor, Mia Quinn, Nick Raphaelson, and Charlotte Rouhandeh.< Less
A gripping collection of short stories and poetry from the talented students at Fontbonne University. Covering a wide range of topics from age to sexual assault to eating disorders and growing up,... More > this diverse and relatable collection is sure to entertain and intrigue with its heart wrenching honesty and eloquent storytelling.< Less
Renee Delilah Parker has always been an average girl. She had average grades, she was funny and a basic tomboy.
Her mother sends her to spend the Summer in Mullingar, with her paranoic grandmother,... More > her grumpy grandfather and her slutty cousin.
She doesn’t want to do anything but stay inside all day on Tumblr. It all changes for her when she meets Niall Horan, the bad boy. Niall's tattoos, his attitude and his flirty ways annoy her, but she can’t help the attraction he feels towards him.
They’re complete opposites: he’s the punk bad boy, while she’s the goody two-shoes.
Soon, he shows her what his life is all about: skating, smoking, drinking, partying, drugs and sex. The normal life of a teenage dirtbag.
Without either of them noticing, the start to fall in love. But what will happen when she’ll have to leave Mullingar, to go back to London? Is it just a fling for them, just a normal summer love?
Find out in Teenage Dirtbag.< Less
The fear of living a dull life, the risks of a lucid one and examining what lies in between.
An immersion into the the tantalizing nightlife of South Tampa and the consequences that can accompany... More > these hedonistic escapades. He thought he had a simple but fun-filled life for someone in their late-20's. He was a professional during the weekdays and partied professionally on the weekends. However, when his life is turned upside down by a combination of tragic events, he finds himself searching for answers. While he doesn't find complete clarity, he finds a sense of adventure and purpose in the journey towards it.< Less
Viviane Sinclair is a 24 year old Mormon grad student in Savannah, Georgia and she just broke up with the man she has loved for a quarter of her life. It will be two years before she falls in love... More > again, but there will be men in between.
This is a story of the time between when you finish your education and start your career, of the difference between losing your religion and losing your faith, of the men who are not the love of your life, and of how you get to what happens next.< Less
These strange tales whisper of a youth long gone into the Rorschach blot of memory. For the street dwellers whose angelic company consoled me in the YMCA bunkroom night. On the Author: John Hindle,... More > 48 years old, lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He looks for the Buddha both in nature and the cities whose tenements and sprawling suburbs feel like home in his nomadic migrations.< Less