Billy, a collage freshman, enters a new drug study program. As part of the study, he needed to be constantly ‘evaluated’ by a psychologist. Billy didn’t think he needed a... More > “shrink,” but was willing to give it a try. As the weeks go by, Billy finds that his attitude and body improve with each session at Dr. Smith’s office. Soon Billy discovers that he would much rather focus on looking pretty and meeting cute boys! Over 25 pages with full color illustrations!< Less
How does one write an accurate memoir when its subject makes it close to impossible? In the present, from 1928 to 1929, Teddy Madison decides to have his memoir written. The novelist, Mrs. Fairfax,... More > works to construct Teddy’s life based on the opinions of his biggest enablers, as well as his greatest opponents. Through letters back and forth from New York to Paris, to London, and Teddy’s coveted diary, Mrs. Fairfax gets a diversified glimpse into Teddy’s life during the past fifteen years. Mrs. Fairfax must decipher between what is reality, and what Teddy’s mind has constructed based on his increased obsession with dreams and a world beyond what we can distinguish.< Less
These strange tales comprise the best of my New Orleans prose for the last 25 years.
On the Author: John Hindle, 48 years old, lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He looks for the Buddha both in... More > nature and the cities whose tenements and sprawling suburbs feel like home in his nomadic migrations.< Less
This is not your average teenage love story. This is a roller-coaster ride of a relationship concerning two teens, who couldn’t be more different from each other. Donna is the result of a... More > traditional and religious family; while Chris, is an atheist, retro-hippie from a liberal family. Initially, the courtship runs smoothly. Ultimately, their different beliefs and perspectives invade their similarities. It seems impossible for them to endure as a pair, except that they both share a quest for Truth and knowledge, as well as a strong, physical attraction, which makes it difficult for them to go their separate ways. Together, amid contentiousness with one another and admiration of one another, they claw at the Truth, while referencing the worlds of literature, religion and philosophy. As they try to answer many of life's questions, will their differences tear them apart? Only time will tell.< Less
Stop and spend a while in North Texas in 1886. Join sixteen year old Hayley Anderson and her family in the city of Dallas. The city began as an upstart town for farm families, merchants, and former... More > slaves, on the edge of the great frontier. It became a city of promise.
On an important day in her life, Hayley is given Mother’s precious golden necklace. As she overcomes obstacles and pursues her dreams, her fingers clutch the necklace and her actions seek to follow the genuine gift of Mother’s heart.< Less
This is an extensive listing of almost everything published on the fourteenth century Spanish Libro de buen amor by Juan Ruiz, Archpriest of Hita. It is essentially the same as the online... More > bibliography at http://home.comcast.net/~vetterma but it also contains a history of this project starting in the 1970's and a listing of other bibliographies on this work of literature.< 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
Elephant’s Kitchen – An Aspergirl's Study in Difference is about a quiet teenage girl named Delphine who has Asperger’s, but just as with the television shows Bones and The Big Bang... More > Theory, the condition is never mentioned. Instead, the story walks the reader through many of the markers of the condition.
The story also addresses the misery associated with poverty, with the “haves” of society, and their oblivious callousness towards those who struggle to survive. Viewed by a teenage girl who volunteers at a church’s charity kitchen, it highlights the damage that such insensitivity can inflict upon the very people that such institutions claim to benefit. Delphine also attends a private school, plays the violin, acts in a play, and deals with bullies. She is quiet, stealthy, and effective in her own way.
This story was written to inspire teens with Asperger’s, to show them that there is nothing wrong or bad about them, and to celebrate rather than condemn difference.< Less
Chase is followed by a small crew of men and the last of his family members. They have all seen his wrath and know better than to question his motives. It’s no secret that behind his smile... More > there are no good intentions and to prove a point Chase will go to no end. So when chaos erupts in the streets it’s anybody’s guess on whose victory it will be. Can Chase hold on to the power he’s gone through great lengths to keep? Anyone invested in the streets knows that there can only be one winner and Chase intends to be the last one standing, by any means necessary. The people that love him, fear him and the people that fear him, should.< Less
Saints & Roughnecks is a playful analysis of international scams that occurred between 2008-2013. Most importantly three men who scam nighclubs, restaurants, hotels, adventure tours pretending to... More > work as Frommers Travel Writers.< Less
Jane used to have a different name, a different life—but that was before she was rescued from the refugee camp after the Rwandan genocide and brought to the convent to be raised. Now she is... More > being dismissed, told to go out into the world. But how does she do that when all she knows is the convent?
Tim Singleton lost his wife to breast cancer less than a year ago and yet the pain and anger is still fresh in his mind. He hates the sympathetic looks from his colleagues and tolerates the invitations from friends with their good intentions. When Corrine died, so did Tim’s faith…so when he received the call from the convent that his wife had focused her charitable endeavors, Tim isn’t quite sure why he agreed to help the young African girl with a job.
Can they forget their difference in race and age? And more importantly, would being with him mean the loss of her innocence?< Less
Upon retirement from their medical careers, a trio of friends reunite for conversations that reignite old passions and interests, and spur them to reflect on the choices they have made in their... More > public and private lives.< Less
Upon retirement from their medical careers, a trio of friends reunite for conversations that reignite old passions and interests, and spur them to reflect on the choices they made in their public and... More > private lives.< Less
When the aftermath of a single tragedy causes Nathan Smith's life to start tearing apart at the seams, he begins keeping a journal. When the aftermath of a multitude of tragedies, not limited to the... More > anarchic collapse of civilization, causes Nathan Smith's life to devolve into a pile of ashes and stitches, his writing becomes more important than anybody could predict. Including himself.
(not for the faint of heart)< Less
Revenge of the Scammed is a benefit anthology to support Edward J. Rathke. The anthology features 17 tales of revenge from the following authors: David S. Atkinson, Susan Gibb, Douglas Hackle,... More > Christopher T Garry, Alex Pruteanu, Ben Tanzer, Rory Fleming, Matt Rowan, Richard Thomas, William Lemon, Stephen Conley, Paul Beckman, Ryan Shoemaker, Matt Potter, Sameul-Snoek Brown, Stephen V Ramey, and Peter Tieryas Liu. Cover art by Ryan Bradley.
While many individuals are harmed in these stories, no one was harmed in the making of this anthology. However, we can't guarantee that you won't be harmed from reading it.< 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 dark humor. Be aware this book contains in some places adult language and situation which are not suitable for young people.< Less
when I was younger I went through a lot of things and saw a lot of things also, I moved from California to Illinois and got into big trouble and got sent away from my family so I had to go step by... More > step to change my values to get back home.< Less
Once again Ron Iddon has given us sharply drawn characters, placing them this time in an inland Australian town, and wrapping around them stories that engage us to the end. Here is Georgia, born to... More > an Aboriginal woman, and the best stockman in the district; Errol, who manages a motel and his enterprising love life with equal dexterity; the visiting Duchess, welcome member of the Royal Family; Bobbo, the boy/man with unexplained powers; Maggie, ex-jockey with a long held love secret, and Mary---very old---but still the economic dynamo of Redspear. Even some of the town’s crows have roles.
As revealed in the previously published “The Murray River Collection” and “The Queensland Collection”, Australia today has no finer chronicler of life outside its big cities than Ron Iddon< Less
On the daring road to happiness out of mental hospital via NYC's drug scene and the London escort life, a low-life odyssey with down-and-out rockers, dreamers and comedians.
“...an elegant... More > picaresque romp through the slums of the human soul..."
"...scattered with poignant classical references..."
"...young woman’s personal ordeal has become more than a simple autobiographical account and approaches pure allegory when it hits its stride...”< Less
Andrea tumbled off the rocky road to success when the man she believed had been sent by the universe to bring stability to her life leaves her jobless and with an extra mouth to feed. She is forced... More > reinvent herself while her former lover torments her with a suspiciously prosperous lifestyle and a custody battle for her child, all from within walking distance of her house.
She forges on in “The Underground Diva Lounge,” a clandestine beauty salon in the basement of her home. The “Divas” share no common ground when it comes to their outlook on relationships until they find themselves caught in a web of lies, con-games, and crimes; all at the hand of the men they have loved. Their search for validation, security and love sends them on a tumultuous journey towards personal growth, self-awareness, and self-esteem. But…at what price?
TALES FROM THE UNDERGROUND DIVA LOUNGE, is a heartfelt, reflective and humorous trek though the lives of four women and the events that forever change their lives.< Less
The story about a boy who cared so much about humanity. His in-depth analysis of the relationship between Life and Man and a comparison of Life and Man using his family issues, his struggle with... More > corruption and tribalism in Cameroon and his adventure in Europe in search of freedom and prosperity. Based in Cameroon and Switzerland, it explores and depicts the reality of growing up with aspirations in a Cameroon handicapped by corruption and the cruel reality and bitterness of life in Switzerland for foreigners of underdeveloped countries.< Less
What would you create if imagination dictated your future?
What would you do if you had to take responsibility for all of your actions?
Would you act or treat people differently if you lived in a... More > perfect world?
Twelve-Poke, Shelley Williams’ exploration of humans’ capacity for creativity, love and compassion is a wholly original and refreshing take on the afterlife, taking what could be a heavy subject and instilling it with imagination, humour and grace. We see Williams’ vision of Heaven through the eyes of Scott, a pragmatic realist who has great difficulty adapting to the rules and nuances of the afterlife. Through Scott, Williams mixes the ordinary actions of everyday life with the dreamy atmosphere and ecstasy of her vision of Heaven. An uplifting, funny and original work, Twelve-Poke is a must-read for those looking for a book with both heart and soul.< Less