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
He fought in a war. He loved a woman. He fathered a son. Then he sought the happiness he believed was a birthright. But the horrors of Vietnam and a life of discontent leave a scar that transforms... More > him into a recluse in an unforgiving land. When a natural evil, a return from the past, and an unexpected arrival clash in the Wisconsin northwoods, a new path is set before him. It is then he is given one last chance for absolution. CONSIDER THE NIGHT is an unforgettable story of friendship, family and the redemptive power of forgiveness.< Less
Beginning in the late 1980s, northern Nigeria saw a boom in popular fiction written in the Hausa language.
Known as littattafan soyyaya ("love literature"), the books are often inspired by... More > Hindi films--which have been hugely popular among Hausa speakers for decades--and are primarily written by women. They have sparked a craze among young adult readers as well as a backlash from government censors and book-burning conservatives.
Sin Is a Puppy That Follows You Home is an Islamic soap opera complete with polygamous households, virtuous women, scheming harlots, and black magic.
It's the first full-length novel ever translated from Hausa to English.
And it's quite unlike anything you've ever read before.< Less
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
MOTHER'S NEW DAUGHTER- Jesse's mother gives him only one choice to keep his long hair: the beauty parlor! There he meets a very special friend. Illustrated. Quote Board. In the Pink. TV FICTION... More > CLASSICS #56. 97 pages< Less
DRESSES & TRESSES-Bobby has a few problems. The three most important women in his life seem intent on getting him into dresses. But they'll stop soon, right? Wrong! Many great drawings by... More > Puyal. Quote Board. In The Pink. CONTEMPORARY TV FICTION #60. 84 pages< Less
SUDDENLY A SISTER-A twin is forced by his brother and mother to become the "girl" of the house! Part 1 of 2. Illustrations by Puyal. Quote Board. In the Pink.
TV FICTION CLASSICS #50. 76... More > pages< Less
Danny Lee Ingram -- PAPERBACK -- Dangling from a rope in an Appalachian cave or trembling from vertigo on a canyon ledge, wrestling a chain-scarred boulder or arguing with a wily Leprechaun, Ingram's... More > short story characters bring to life humor, challenge, regret, and hope. After decades of procrastination, a field worker finally decides to attend his high school reunion. Another character seeks understanding of a journey into the Southern river wilds to evict its backwoods inhabitants. In contrast, some stories deal with the laughter in life, such as a frustrated student who never seems to have the correct time and an inebriated musician tackling an unfamiliar delta dish. These stories are sure to bring chuckles and tears, reflection and foresight, and you'll find yourself reading them, sharing them, again and again.< Less
Angel Perez had a second chance at a new beginning. After the death of her Aunt Rosie, Angel followed the instructions of her aunt and packed up only a few of her belongings and headed to Florida.... More > After moving into her Aunt Rosie’s small cottage on Siesta Key Beach, she was quickly adjusting to her new life.
After finding a job at an insurance company, Angel became friends with the two owners, Sara Roberts and Brea Kinsley. Sara and Brea made it their mission to fix Angel up on a blind date with their very handsome and single friend Mason Myles.
Afraid that her past would catch up with her, Angel lived a very private life. When she met the tall, dark, and handsome Dr. Mason Myles, she knew she wouldn’t be able to resist him. He swept her off her feet with his sexy, dimpled smile and charm.
Living on the run from a very abusive boyfriend, Jim Davis, Angel lived in fear that Jim would somehow find her. After she revealed her abusive past and fears to Mason, Mason vowed to protect her.< Less
Boredom from retirement is lost on a day when two retired friends discover the horror of an auction where they have mistakenly bid on the wrong racehorse.
But perhaps a hidden blessing might have... More > been planned, unknown to these horse lovers. God allows trouble to help us grow and with God, all things are possible.
Join Jim and Norm and lady jock Vickie in the training of a wonder horse. Charlie and his trainer, Steve take the reader on a fantastic fairytale of an adventure.< 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
Meditations on Connections Lost (2003-2014): Poetry, short fiction, and autobiographical writing on transculturation, fragmented identity, and the disintegration of human connection in the midst of a... More > frantic search for individual purpose. Written in Japan over the course of the author's 11-year stay, "Sinew of the Social Species" includes such poems as "lesser animal" and "This Most Heartfelt Sacrilege," short stories such as "The Replacement Crier," and an assortment of other poetry and prose writings.< 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
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
Del Ray Presley is having a bad day. He wakes up one late morning to find the love of his life has left him and taken the one-eyed fish with her. Del Ray was very fond of that fish. He hauls all of... More > their possessions out behind their house and shoots them full of holes with an illegal assault rifle. As the local law enforcers investigate Del Ray decides it's a good time to revisit his hometown and reconnect with his floundering family. But how can he save them when he can't save himself?< 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
A feature-length screenplay about the purpose of art, and the vital role of the Bohemian artistic culture, within a society which is being oppressed.
An Oxford University student drops out of... More > college in order to pursue his life as a working artist in 1968 Paris, France. Amidst an artistic revolution, John (Oxford student) must overcome censorship on all levels, whether it be societal, governmental, or self-imposed, in order to make his voice heard.< Less
The Trouble with Dragons is the first in the Chronicles of Hausse Series by Debbye Graafsma. It is a fantasy novel, filled with castles, dragons, shades, evil queens, knights and battles. Escape for... More > a few hours into the Kingdom of Hausse, where the invisible is visible, everything is prone to fall apart without warning, and survival means everything.< Less
Two freinds establish a Native American Franciscan Friary during World War II in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Adventures carry through the 1960s and into 2009. A story of three cultures: Native,... More > Euro-American and Metis. Modern Historical fiction.< Less