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Be the Change You Wish to See By Sueann Wells
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Why must people fight? Why can’t people get along? We can do better. Do what’s Right even when it’s hard. Be the best You you can be, and let your self shine as inspiration to... More > others. This volume takes readers on a journey through humanity's heart. The myriad authors' words and lessons shine above the darkness. Authors grapple with challenges and continue to strive to be better people in their own lives. You can do the same. You can make a difference. We can. We must. By knowing and writing our hearts, we will make the change we wish to see. ~ "This is what we need today in order to change America, because our nation has lost its way. We are angry and divisive and want to blame everyone else for our problems. This is wrong. We are a nation of immigrants and diversity, and we must accept and acknowledge the contributions of all." - Laila S. Dahan, "Dear Parents"< Less
Mystery Gifts By Denise Thompson-Slaughter
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A “cozy” mystery set on the beautiful shores of Nova Scotia, Mystery Gifts draws on the colorful culture and people of the southwestern coast of that Canadian province. The cast of... More > characters includes people from different cultures and religions who work together to solve a mystery uncovered by bored U.S. visitors when five days of their vacation are rained out. The backgrounds of the characters contribute to their unique methods, as do the surprising and unusual “gifts” that three wish they didn’t have. There is also a touch of magical realism—in the form of seagulls. ~ Mystery Gifts is a compelling murder mystery with some unexpected twists and turns. But it is also so much more. It's a story about human connection and how that connection can help us recognize the unique gifts we all possess. Thompson-Slaughter’s debut novella inspires just as much as it entertains. ~ Christine Green, Words on the Verge< Less
Mystery Gifts By Denise Thompson-Slaughter
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A 'cozy' mystery set on the beautiful shores of Nova Scotia, Mystery Gifts draws on the colorful culture and people of the southwestern coast of that Canadian province. The cast of characters... More > includes people from different cultures and religions who work together to solve a mystery uncovered by bored U.S. visitors when five days of their vacation are rained out. The characters' backgrounds contribute to their unique methods, as do the surprising and unusual 'gifts' that three wish they didn't have. There is also a touch of magical realism - in the form of seagulls. "Mystery Gifts is a compelling murder mystery with some unexpected twists and turns. But it is also so much more. It's a story about human connection and how that connection can help us recognize the unique gifts we all possess. Thompson-Slaughter's debut novella inspires as much as it entertains. ~ Christine Green, Words on the Verge< Less
Ten Good Things About the Rain & Other Poems By Jerri Lynn Sparks
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As someone who was trapped and nearly lost her life a few years ago, I can attest to the suffocating hell of not living life truthfully. I now am living my life honestly, boldly, on fire, and with... More > direct purpose. I want to be known and I want my feelings to be known. No one I love will die not knowing my true feelings. Love should not be a secret. Love is not to be hidden but shone out like a light into your heart-world … and I am, after all, a heart girl. "Jerri Lynn Sparks takes the reader on a journey into her own heart where we learn about love in all its incarnations. Her vision is vibrant, sensuous, vivid and painfully true. We find love in the rain and the juice of a plum and the planting of trees and the forgiveness of finches, as well as in a thousand black starlings and the many ghosts of loves lost. This is a volume to be sipped and savored. Accompanying this collection are photographs by the author, each a poem, in and of itself." David B. Seaburn< Less
Sixty-ish: Full Circle (Poems) By Denise Thompson-Slaughter
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Join poet Denise Thompson-Slaughter as she comes full circle in her poetic life, from the revolutionary 1960s as a teen and young adult to the maturity of a woman in her sixties. Each poem stands... More > alone but also within one of three life phases with many lessons learned and maturity reached. Thompson-Slaughter's poetic excellence shines and allows readers of all ages to appreciate her unique yet universal thoughts on social, political, and intensely personal topics.< Less
Sixty-ish: Full Circle (poems) By Denise Thompson-Slaughter
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Join poet Denise Thompson-Slaughter as she comes full circle in her poetic life, from the revolutionary 1960s as a teen and young adult to the maturity of a human being in her sixties. Each poem... More > stands alone but also within one of three life phases with many lessons learned and maturity reached. Thompson-Slaughter's poetic excellence shines and allows readers of all ages to appreciate her unique yet universal lessons and thoughts on social, political, and intensely personal topics. All may learn from and appreciate Denise Thompson-Slaughter's style and messages.< Less
Ten Good Things About The Rain & Other Poems By Jerri Lynn Sparks
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As someone who was trapped and nearly lost her life a few years ago, I can attest to the suffocating hell of not living life truthfully. I now am living my life honestly, boldly, on fire, and with... More > direct purpose. I want to be known and I want my feelings to be known. No one I love will die not knowing my true feelings. Love should not be a secret. Love is not to be hidden but shone out like a light into your heart-world … and I am, after all, a heart girl. "Jerri Lynn Sparks takes the reader on a journey into her own heart where we learn about love in all its incarnations. Her vision is vibrant, sensuous, vivid and painfully true. We find love in the rain and the juice of a plum and the planting of trees and the forgiveness of finches, as well as in a thousand black starlings and the many ghosts of loves lost. This is a volume to be sipped and savored. Accompanying this collection are photographs by the author, each a poem, in and of itself." David B. Seaburn< Less
My Mother Taught Me By Sueann Wells
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We all have mothers who have impacted who we are today. We must reflect on and grow from the lessons they have shared. In this volume, you will find inspirational pieces by writers and photographers... More > who seek to celebrate these lessons. No matter what relationship we have with our mothers, we must understand our pasts to make our futures great. Reflect. May the Mother Muse inspire you to be the best human you can be. If we all seek love, peace, and understanding, this globe we share will shine. Let's make our legacy a great one!< Less
My Mother Taught Me By Sueann Wells
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This is the year of peace, making peace with our selves and our neighbors, cherishing those closest to us, appreciating differences between us as humans, and mending fences broken by disagreement or... More > discord. It is never too late to reconcile or to make a concerted effort toward peace, love, and understanding. To best understand ourselves, we need to understand our heritage. We must look inward, make peace within our own souls, and recognize those who have shaped our beings. We all have mothers who have impacted who we are today. We must learn from and grow with the lessons they have shown us. In this volume you will find inspirational pieces by writers and photographers who seek to celebrate these formative lessons. No matter what kind of relationship you have with your own mother, you must understand your past to make your future great. Make time for a better you. Reflect. Hopefully, you will find inspiration within this volume. Be the best you can be.< Less
Stone Soup ~ Suburban Style By Sueann Wells
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This variation on the classic folk fairy tale of Stone Soup takes readers to a common suburban neighborhood, in which the Strassner family has fallen upon hard times, but the young children in the... More > area are hard pressed to look beyond rumors to understand the real situation of the neighbor they pass each day. The kind patriarch of the neighborhood, Mr. Drum, is disheartened to hear the neighbor children share such disgust of the Strassners, especially eight-year-old Jonah, their ugly duckling classmate. Mr. Drum convinces the children to contribute to his soup concoction for the neighborhood block party. The children converge in this preparation, bringing into their folds Jonah Strassner, whom they come to find they have severely misjudged. This variation on the folk tale brings the message of inclusion and acceptance home to all readers, young and old.< Less