Ashley Strosnider

Ashley Strosnider - Editor

Lincoln, NE, United States

A writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in editorial publishing, currently the Managing Editor of Prairie Schooner.

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As a writer and an editor, my experience ranges from traditional to commercial to indie/self-publishing to small-press literary journals. I currently serve as the Managing Editor at Prairie Schooner, one of the oldest and most celebrated literary journals in the US. I am dedicated to supportive critique, to empathetic editing, and to the creative exchange of ideas.

I'm an enthusiastic and detail-oriented professional editor and writer with a MFA degree in creative writing and ten years of broad professional editorial experience. I bring to each project a unique range of experience, expertise in multiple editorial styles, creative problem-solving skills, clear communication, and an eye for clean, concise copy.

From substantive developmental editing to a nitty-gritty proofread, I’ve helped writers with a range of work across multiple genres. Whether you’re looking for a short story critique, feedback on query letters or other submission materials, or a full-on line edit of a manuscript draft, I’d love to take a look.
Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (SA)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
History
Fiction
Contemporary Romance
Cozy Mysteries
Literary Fiction
Short Story
Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • Master of Fine Arts, University of South Carolina

Work experience

Managing Editor

Prairie Schooner, University of Nebraska
June, 2014 – Present (over 5 years)

Prairie Schooner is one of the oldest and most-respected literary journals in the United States, currently in its 92nd year of continuous publication.

Manuscript Consultant

Self-employed
January, 2012 – Present (almost 8 years)

For more than six years, I've been working collaboratively with indie authors and publishers to provide a variety of editorial services. From editorial assessment to developmental editing, from copy/line edits to proofreads, I am flexible, thorough, and committed to delivering work that directly answers to the author's goals for the project.

Proofreader

History Press
December, 2013 – June, 2014 (6 months)

History Press empowers history enthusiasts to write local stories for local audiences.

Book Reviewer

Publishers Weekly
September, 2013 – August, 2014 (11 months)

Publishers Weekly is an international source for book publishing and bookselling news, reviews, and information.

Content Editor, Content Media Specialist, Content Media Coordinator

CreateSpace, an Amazon.com Company
May, 2012 – June, 2014 (about 2 years)

CreateSpace, an Amazon company, helps people independently publish and distribute books in physical or digital formats. During my two years in the company I was promoted twice. My work ranged from company-wide collaboration to implement data-driven decisions and document policy and process improvements to performing in-house editing and basic manuscript formatting for VIP clients like Hugh Howey and H.M. Ward, from managing productivity and subject-matter expertise within a team of editorial coordinators to serving as a liaison between authors and third-party vendors.

Editorial Intern

Milkweed Editions
May, 2011 – September, 2011 (4 months)

Milkweed Editions is an independent publisher of literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The mission is to identify, nurture, and publish transformative literature, and build an engaged community around it.

Co-Editor-in-Chief

Yemassee Journal
May, 2010 – September, 2012 (over 2 years)

Yemassee Journal is the literary journal of the University of South Carolina, founded in 1993.

Portfolio (38 selected works)

The Escape of Light

Fred Venturini

Teenage burn survivor, Wilder Tate, begins high school ashamed of his disfigurement. He finds an outlet tapping into his one-dimensional basketball talent as a shutdown defender and courts his cheerleader dreamgirl, only to endure heartbreak and setbacks that drive him to have a tissue expander operation to rid himself of his scar tissue for good, but at what price? The operation costs him his... read more

Teenage burn survivor, Wilder Tate, begins high school ashamed of his disfigurement. He finds an outlet tapping into his one-dimensional basketball talent as a shutdown defender and courts his cheerleader dreamgirl, only to endure heartbreak and setbacks that drive him to have a tissue expander operation to rid himself of his scar tissue for good, but at what price? The operation costs him his... read more

American Animals: A True Crime Memoir

Eric Borsuk

AS SEEN IN THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE “One of the most esoteric and far-fetched crimes in 21st century annals.” ―The Hollywood Reporter “A rare book heist that Danny Ocean may have applauded―except for one mistake.” ―Vanity Fair “A tragicomedy of errors.” ―Salon “They are the young people, the people with the idealism, the passion, the courage to do something interesting with their lives: an act... read more

AS SEEN IN THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE “One of the most esoteric and far-fetched crimes in 21st century annals.” ―The Hollywood Reporter “A rare book heist that Danny Ocean may have applauded―except for one mistake.” ―Vanity Fair “A tragicomedy of errors.” ―Salon “They are the young people, the people with the idealism, the passion, the courage to do something interesting with their lives: an act... read more

Before Anyone Else

Leslie Hooton

As a designer of upscale restaurants, 30-year-old Bailey Ann Edgeworth can go into an empty space and immediately see what it would take to transform it into a beautiful and memorable spot. She learns transforming her own life is another proposition entirely. It can get messy and it doesn’t always go according to a neat blueprint. Bailey’s brother, Henry, and his best friend Griffin are stars ... read more

As a designer of upscale restaurants, 30-year-old Bailey Ann Edgeworth can go into an empty space and immediately see what it would take to transform it into a beautiful and memorable spot. She learns transforming her own life is another proposition entirely. It can get messy and it doesn’t always go according to a neat blueprint. Bailey’s brother, Henry, and his best friend Griffin are stars ... read more

Tiny

Kim Hooper

Nate and Annie Forester are faced with every parent’s worst nightmare when their three-year-old daughter, Madeline, is hit by a car right before their eyes. In the aftermath of her death, the distance between them grows. Nate just wants to move on and return to some version of normal, while Annie finds herself stuck in the quicksand of her grief. Josh, 22 years old – third party to the nightma... read more

Nate and Annie Forester are faced with every parent’s worst nightmare when their three-year-old daughter, Madeline, is hit by a car right before their eyes. In the aftermath of her death, the distance between them grows. Nate just wants to move on and return to some version of normal, while Annie finds herself stuck in the quicksand of her grief. Josh, 22 years old – third party to the nightma... read more

I Am Net Worthy - The Financial Master Plan For Millennials

Chris Smith

From student loans to savings accounts, cars to credit scores, I Am Net Worthy covers all the essential aspects of personal finance for today's young adults. Let's face it, many young adults and millennials today have no grasp over their personal finances. In a world where everybody is trying to one up one another, it's more important for people to "look" rich right now, rather than be rich or... read more

From student loans to savings accounts, cars to credit scores, I Am Net Worthy covers all the essential aspects of personal finance for today's young adults. Let's face it, many young adults and millennials today have no grasp over their personal finances. In a world where everybody is trying to one up one another, it's more important for people to "look" rich right now, rather than be rich or... read more

Recusal

R.L. Sommer

Jake Lehman, fresh out of law school at NYU, finds himself swept into the political intrigue and moral dilemmas plaguing the nation’s capital when he lands in Washington, DC, for a clerkship with the venerable Supreme Court Justice White. As he begins falling for a fellow clerk--a brilliant and gorgeous Rhodes scholar from Stanford--a political scandal erupts, implicating the president and rai... read more

Jake Lehman, fresh out of law school at NYU, finds himself swept into the political intrigue and moral dilemmas plaguing the nation’s capital when he lands in Washington, DC, for a clerkship with the venerable Supreme Court Justice White. As he begins falling for a fellow clerk--a brilliant and gorgeous Rhodes scholar from Stanford--a political scandal erupts, implicating the president and rai... read more

Dead and Butter (Southern Psychic Sisters Mysteries Book 1)

A. Gardner

A witchin' new series from USA Today bestselling author A. GARDNER!Ember Greene, savvy businesswoman and troubled psychic, returns to her family's bakery in southern Alabama after her sister mysteriously disappears.The magical folks of Misty Key have always lived in harmony. But that all changes when a maid at the local hotel is murdered, and a rogue witch is to blame. Desperate to find her si... read more

A witchin' new series from USA Today bestselling author A. GARDNER!Ember Greene, savvy businesswoman and troubled psychic, returns to her family's bakery in southern Alabama after her sister mysteriously disappears.The magical folks of Misty Key have always lived in harmony. But that all changes when a maid at the local hotel is murdered, and a rogue witch is to blame. Desperate to find her si... read more

Terms and Conditions

Helen J. Darling

An ambitious single woman. A lifelong goal within reach. Will Manhattan’s unexpected challenges turn her fantasy into a disaster? After ten lackluster years in a dead-end job, Jane Desmond can’t wait to pursue her enduring ambition of a career in the glittering NYC literary scene. But the city starts throwing her curveballs the moment she arrives and what’s worse, her nervous mother, petrified... read more

An ambitious single woman. A lifelong goal within reach. Will Manhattan’s unexpected challenges turn her fantasy into a disaster? After ten lackluster years in a dead-end job, Jane Desmond can’t wait to pursue her enduring ambition of a career in the glittering NYC literary scene. But the city starts throwing her curveballs the moment she arrives and what’s worse, her nervous mother, petrified... read more

Prairie Schooner (Winter 2014)

Prairie Schooner, a national literary quarterly published with the support of the English Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Press, is home to the best fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews being published today by beginning, mid-career, and established writers.

Prairie Schooner, a national literary quarterly published with the support of the English Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Press, is home to the best fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews being published today by beginning, mid-career, and established writers.

When Are You Coming Home?: Stories (Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction)

Bryn Chancellor

Humans have always connected deeply to the idea of home. In Bryn Chancellor’s nine stories, home means, in part, the physical spaces: the buildings, cities and towns, the fragile, imperious landscapes of the region. But home is also profoundly rooted in intangibles. Set in urban and rural Arizona, home, for the characters in these stories, is love—familial, romantic, and unrequited. It is loss... read more

Humans have always connected deeply to the idea of home. In Bryn Chancellor’s nine stories, home means, in part, the physical spaces: the buildings, cities and towns, the fragile, imperious landscapes of the region. But home is also profoundly rooted in intangibles. Set in urban and rural Arizona, home, for the characters in these stories, is love—familial, romantic, and unrequited. It is loss... read more

Reliquaria (Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry)

R. A. Villanueva

In his prize-winning poetry collection Reliquaria, R. A. Villanueva embraces liminal, in-between spaces in considering an ever-evolving Filipino American identity. Languages and cultures collide; mythologies and faiths echo and resound. Part haunting, part prayer, part prophecy, these poems resonate with the voices of the dead and those who remember them. In this remarkable book, we enter the ... read more

In his prize-winning poetry collection Reliquaria, R. A. Villanueva embraces liminal, in-between spaces in considering an ever-evolving Filipino American identity. Languages and cultures collide; mythologies and faiths echo and resound. Part haunting, part prayer, part prophecy, these poems resonate with the voices of the dead and those who remember them. In this remarkable book, we enter the ... read more

Speak Connect Succeed: Build Your Reputation As You Speak

Aletta Rochat

Is your speaking letting you down? I am confident that you, like me, have sometimes spoken words in anger, without thinking. Almost as soon as the words leave your mouth, you’re already regretting saying them. Then follows the awkward apology, the ‘trying to set things right’ conversation. How often have you spoken in a work-related context and felt you haven’t quite done justice to yourself, ... read more

Is your speaking letting you down? I am confident that you, like me, have sometimes spoken words in anger, without thinking. Almost as soon as the words leave your mouth, you’re already regretting saying them. Then follows the awkward apology, the ‘trying to set things right’ conversation. How often have you spoken in a work-related context and felt you haven’t quite done justice to yourself, ... read more

The World Was Our Stage: Spanning the Globe with ABC Sports

Doug Wilson, Jody Cohan

In The World Was Our Stage, producer/director Doug Wilson recounts his incredible fifty-year journey with ABC Sports and its beloved sports anthology program ABC's Wide World of Sports. His natural story telling style and entertaining anecdotes capture not only "the human drama of athletic competition"--the hallmark of ABC's coverage--but also the unforgettable golden era of sports television.... read more

In The World Was Our Stage, producer/director Doug Wilson recounts his incredible fifty-year journey with ABC Sports and its beloved sports anthology program ABC's Wide World of Sports. His natural story telling style and entertaining anecdotes capture not only "the human drama of athletic competition"--the hallmark of ABC's coverage--but also the unforgettable golden era of sports television.... read more

Only in Old Kentucky:: Historic True Tales of Cultural Ingenuity

Marshall Myers

Tracing Kentucky's unusual history through its early days as the rough-and-tumble frontier and its settling down and growing up in dozens of directions, Only in Old Kentucky" offers a series of novel and fascinating stories of bygone days from Cadiz to Versailles. Kentucky's saltpeter reserves take a backseat to coal mining today but played a critical role in the military engagements of yester... read more

Tracing Kentucky's unusual history through its early days as the rough-and-tumble frontier and its settling down and growing up in dozens of directions, Only in Old Kentucky" offers a series of novel and fascinating stories of bygone days from Cadiz to Versailles. Kentucky's saltpeter reserves take a backseat to coal mining today but played a critical role in the military engagements of yester... read more

Whidbey Island: Reflections on People & the Land

Elizabeth Guss, Mary Richardson, Janice C. O'Mahony

For generations, Whidbey Island's vivid beauty has made it a home for those drawn in by a rural landscape and thriving communities. Whether native tribes, pioneers, vacationers or retirees, all have enjoyed the island's legacy. Their stories illustrate Whidbey Island residents' devotion to their home. Authors Elizabeth Guss, Janice O'Mahony and Mary Richardson offer a compelling anthology that... read more

For generations, Whidbey Island's vivid beauty has made it a home for those drawn in by a rural landscape and thriving communities. Whether native tribes, pioneers, vacationers or retirees, all have enjoyed the island's legacy. Their stories illustrate Whidbey Island residents' devotion to their home. Authors Elizabeth Guss, Janice O'Mahony and Mary Richardson offer a compelling anthology that... read more

Hidden History of Milwaukee

Robert Tanzilo

Join OnMilwaukee.com's Bobby Tanzilo for a behind-the-scenes tour of Milwaukee's past. Sail out to the Breakwater Lighthouse, scramble up the wings of the Milwaukee Art Museum and dig up the city's roots on the corner of Water Street and Wisconsin Avenue. Seize the chance to do a little urban spelunking and explore basilicas, burial grounds and breweries. Ring the bell in the city hall tower, ... read more

Join OnMilwaukee.com's Bobby Tanzilo for a behind-the-scenes tour of Milwaukee's past. Sail out to the Breakwater Lighthouse, scramble up the wings of the Milwaukee Art Museum and dig up the city's roots on the corner of Water Street and Wisconsin Avenue. Seize the chance to do a little urban spelunking and explore basilicas, burial grounds and breweries. Ring the bell in the city hall tower, ... read more

Remarkable Women of Stockton (American Heritage)

Mary Jo Gohlke

Women played prominent roles during Stockton's growth from gold rush tent city to California leader in transportation, agriculture and manufacturing. Heiresses reigned in the city's nineteenth-century mansions. In the twentieth century, women fought for suffrage and helped start local colleges, run steamship lines, build food empires and break the school district's color barrier. Writers like ... read more

Women played prominent roles during Stockton's growth from gold rush tent city to California leader in transportation, agriculture and manufacturing. Heiresses reigned in the city's nineteenth-century mansions. In the twentieth century, women fought for suffrage and helped start local colleges, run steamship lines, build food empires and break the school district's color barrier. Writers like ... read more

Going Home: Roger (Sweet and Sensuous Book 2)

Barbara James

Roger M. Young turned his back on his conservative upbringing when he left home at eighteen and joined the Coast Guard. He was quite happy with his life. When he served as a groomsman at his best friend Rick Santelli's wedding, dating Denise Perigault, Rick's teenaged sister-in-law, was the last thing on his mind. And she felt the same way too. Having recently finished her junior year in high ... read more

Roger M. Young turned his back on his conservative upbringing when he left home at eighteen and joined the Coast Guard. He was quite happy with his life. When he served as a groomsman at his best friend Rick Santelli's wedding, dating Denise Perigault, Rick's teenaged sister-in-law, was the last thing on his mind. And she felt the same way too. Having recently finished her junior year in high ... read more

Mississippi Blood Cake (Southern Psychic Sisters Mysteries Book 2)

A. Gardner

The Greene sisters are back in this witchin' new series from USA Today bestselling author A. GARDNER!Kill 'em with kindness . . . or just kill 'em. A simple act of southern hospitality pulls Ember Greene into a murder investigation when she finds her new neighbor, a vampire exec at Corpse Corp., dead. And the mysterious wound that killed him points to someone she least suspects.The coastal tow... read more

The Greene sisters are back in this witchin' new series from USA Today bestselling author A. GARDNER!Kill 'em with kindness . . . or just kill 'em. A simple act of southern hospitality pulls Ember Greene into a murder investigation when she finds her new neighbor, a vampire exec at Corpse Corp., dead. And the mysterious wound that killed him points to someone she least suspects.The coastal tow... read more

Dead Velvet Cheesecake (Southern Psychic Sisters Mysteries Book 3)

A. Gardner

The Greene sisters are at it again in this witchin' new series from USA Today bestselling author A. GARDNER!A hotel billionaire is dead, and Ember Greene is the prime suspect.Misty Key's annual Mardi Gras celebrations are approaching, and the Lunar Bakery is busier than ever cranking out beignets and King cakes. Ember is tasked with juggling her responsibilities at the family bakery with her n... read more

The Greene sisters are at it again in this witchin' new series from USA Today bestselling author A. GARDNER!A hotel billionaire is dead, and Ember Greene is the prime suspect.Misty Key's annual Mardi Gras celebrations are approaching, and the Lunar Bakery is busier than ever cranking out beignets and King cakes. Ember is tasked with juggling her responsibilities at the family bakery with her n... read more

Perfumed Steamroller: A journey into the world of technology

Christine McNamara

For some people, technology is a necessary evil – for others, it’s something they can’t imagine living without. For Christine McNamara – a ground-breaking businesswoman and technical expert – it has led to a dynamic and rewarding career in the Information Technology industry. Christine’s journey into the world of technology began in 1986, when the new generation of mini computers was considere... read more

For some people, technology is a necessary evil – for others, it’s something they can’t imagine living without. For Christine McNamara – a ground-breaking businesswoman and technical expert – it has led to a dynamic and rewarding career in the Information Technology industry. Christine’s journey into the world of technology began in 1986, when the new generation of mini computers was considere... read more

The Chocolate Therapist: A User's Guide to the Extraordinary Health Benefits of Chocolate (Revised Edition)

Julie Pech

An updated edition to a classic book about the amazing benefits of everyone's favorite food: Chocolate!Dark chocolate sales are on the rise as people embrace the concept that chocolate can truly be good for them. But how do they know what to eat, how much, and which kinds are the best?The Chocolate Therapist answers these questions and more. This book has everything a person needs to know to s... read more

An updated edition to a classic book about the amazing benefits of everyone's favorite food: Chocolate!Dark chocolate sales are on the rise as people embrace the concept that chocolate can truly be good for them. But how do they know what to eat, how much, and which kinds are the best?The Chocolate Therapist answers these questions and more. This book has everything a person needs to know to s... read more

Lemon Meringue Die (Southern Psychic Sisters Mysteries Book 4)

A. Gardner

An ancient crystal ball is hidden on the Georgia coast, and a killer will stop at nothing to find it.Ember Greene, a sharp businesswoman but troubled psychic, is invited to a Seer retreat on the Georgia coast complete with fruity cocktails, spa treatments, and daily affirmations. But her relaxing weekend turns sour when a dead body turns up in the hotel kitchen. The victim, a suspected witch c... read more

An ancient crystal ball is hidden on the Georgia coast, and a killer will stop at nothing to find it.Ember Greene, a sharp businesswoman but troubled psychic, is invited to a Seer retreat on the Georgia coast complete with fruity cocktails, spa treatments, and daily affirmations. But her relaxing weekend turns sour when a dead body turns up in the hotel kitchen. The victim, a suspected witch c... read more

Yin Yang Diet

Ken Babal

The Yin-Yang Diet is a modern, scientific approach to balanced nutrition based on the ancient Asian concept of Yin and Yang. Yin and Yang describe how opposites or contrary forces are interconnected, interdependent and complimentary. The book explains the Yin or Yang nature of foods and nutrients and how they affect our constantly changing body chemistry. A diet that is too extreme in either Y... read more

The Yin-Yang Diet is a modern, scientific approach to balanced nutrition based on the ancient Asian concept of Yin and Yang. Yin and Yang describe how opposites or contrary forces are interconnected, interdependent and complimentary. The book explains the Yin or Yang nature of foods and nutrients and how they affect our constantly changing body chemistry. A diet that is too extreme in either Y... read more

Step by Step to Stand-Up Comedy - Revised Edition

Greg Dean

If you think you're funny and you want others to think so? The this is book for you. Dean has cracked to joke structure code, and then developed an original joke writing system, The Joke Prospector. This is the most comprehensive step by step manual on the planet for learning the principles and skills of being funny.

If you think you're funny and you want others to think so? The this is book for you. Dean has cracked to joke structure code, and then developed an original joke writing system, The Joke Prospector. This is the most comprehensive step by step manual on the planet for learning the principles and skills of being funny.

Scripted Unscripted

Kristina Miranda

Ellie Quinn has spent most of her sixteen years behind the scenes, helping her father manage a crew of four-legged movie stars. Although she longs to be acknowledged as an animal trainer in her own right, she often gets stuck babysitting actors’ personal pets and is known around the studio as “the dog sitter for the stars.”When teen megastar Kate Montgomery’s sidekick gets fired while filming ... read more

Ellie Quinn has spent most of her sixteen years behind the scenes, helping her father manage a crew of four-legged movie stars. Although she longs to be acknowledged as an animal trainer in her own right, she often gets stuck babysitting actors’ personal pets and is known around the studio as “the dog sitter for the stars.”When teen megastar Kate Montgomery’s sidekick gets fired while filming ... read more

Where I'm Supposed To Be

H.K. Christie

Where I'm Supposed To Be is a heartfelt novel about love and self-discovery. It will make you laugh, cry, and stop to think about what's really important in life.An inspiring read perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Catherine Ryan Hyde, and Jodi Picoult.When Casey and her husband, Jason, decide to add a new member to their family, a feisty Shih Tzu puppy, aptly named Roxie with the Moxie, a glimme... read more

Where I'm Supposed To Be is a heartfelt novel about love and self-discovery. It will make you laugh, cry, and stop to think about what's really important in life.An inspiring read perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Catherine Ryan Hyde, and Jodi Picoult.When Casey and her husband, Jason, decide to add a new member to their family, a feisty Shih Tzu puppy, aptly named Roxie with the Moxie, a glimme... read more

The Wedding Bet: Lauren (Sweet and Sensuous Book 2)

Barbara James

What if the hottest and most eligible guy you’ve ever met makes you an offer you can't refuse?College student Lauren Boucher was happy to be a bridesmaid at her friend Annelise Perigault’s wedding. Her partner, groomsman Don Lamoreaux, was too hot for words, but she wasn't interested, because she knew he had a roving eye.Although he asks her out, she puts him off by saying she’s only intereste... read more

What if the hottest and most eligible guy you’ve ever met makes you an offer you can't refuse?College student Lauren Boucher was happy to be a bridesmaid at her friend Annelise Perigault’s wedding. Her partner, groomsman Don Lamoreaux, was too hot for words, but she wasn't interested, because she knew he had a roving eye.Although he asks her out, she puts him off by saying she’s only intereste... read more

Diabhal (Book 1)

Kathleen Kaufman

Diabhal (Devil) is the story of cults, exorcisms and the devil in 1980’s era Los Angeles. Ceit Robertson, age ten, is the next Matrarc to the Society, a cultish, matriarchal group living in an inconspicuous cul-de-sac in Venice Beach. When Ceit’s mother is attacked by spirits from the old world, a failed exorcism results in Ceit’s exile into the foster care system in Los Angeles. She eventuall... read more

Diabhal (Devil) is the story of cults, exorcisms and the devil in 1980’s era Los Angeles. Ceit Robertson, age ten, is the next Matrarc to the Society, a cultish, matriarchal group living in an inconspicuous cul-de-sac in Venice Beach. When Ceit’s mother is attacked by spirits from the old world, a failed exorcism results in Ceit’s exile into the foster care system in Los Angeles. She eventuall... read more

Another Kingdom Book 1

Andrew Klavan

Austin, a struggling screenwriter living in LA, is transported to the medieval city of Galiana, where he is charged with murder. He is suddenly transported back to LA and sets off in search of the only book written about the medieval kingdom. But Austin is not the only one interested in the book – Serge Orosgo, a powerful billionaire and family friend, wants the books so badly that he threaten... read more

Austin, a struggling screenwriter living in LA, is transported to the medieval city of Galiana, where he is charged with murder. He is suddenly transported back to LA and sets off in search of the only book written about the medieval kingdom. But Austin is not the only one interested in the book – Serge Orosgo, a powerful billionaire and family friend, wants the books so badly that he threaten... read more

I'll Know Me When I Find Me (A Jane Desmond Novel Book 1)

Helen J. Darling

Jane’s in a rut. Can she dig herself out without burying her best friend?Jane Desmond feels like a failure. Sure, she has a good job and a roof over her head, but nothing else seems to ever go her way. Unwanted attention from an infatuated coworker and meddlesome matchmaking from her mother has her professional and social life in tatters. When her best friend Thea loses her job a few days afte... read more

Jane’s in a rut. Can she dig herself out without burying her best friend?Jane Desmond feels like a failure. Sure, she has a good job and a roof over her head, but nothing else seems to ever go her way. Unwanted attention from an infatuated coworker and meddlesome matchmaking from her mother has her professional and social life in tatters. When her best friend Thea loses her job a few days afte... read more

Motorbikes and Camels

Nejoud Al-Yagout

Diverse characters. Diverse tales. Sometimes intertwining. There is Salma, facing a spiritual crisis in a country steeped in dogma; Hussam - a billionaire’s son who tries but fails to conceal his gay relationship; Mohammed, a bigamist, grasping tightly to antiquated patriarchal ideals at the expense of his love life; Mike, who adopts cultural appropriation to provide him with a stable foundati... read more

Diverse characters. Diverse tales. Sometimes intertwining. There is Salma, facing a spiritual crisis in a country steeped in dogma; Hussam - a billionaire’s son who tries but fails to conceal his gay relationship; Mohammed, a bigamist, grasping tightly to antiquated patriarchal ideals at the expense of his love life; Mike, who adopts cultural appropriation to provide him with a stable foundati... read more

He Came in With It: A Portrait of Motherhood and Madness

Miriam Feldman

“…a cleansing narrative that should inspire mothers―and other caregivers―to rise up, unite, and breathe hot new life into the drooping cause of mental healthcare reform.”― Ron Powers, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author. “To know that you are not alone in this loneliest and most emotionally difficult of all family situations is a great gift, a comfort and s... read more

“…a cleansing narrative that should inspire mothers―and other caregivers―to rise up, unite, and breathe hot new life into the drooping cause of mental healthcare reform.”― Ron Powers, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author. “To know that you are not alone in this loneliest and most emotionally difficult of all family situations is a great gift, a comfort and s... read more

Stuck in Manistique

Dennis Cuesta

Near the midpoint of the Upper Peninsula, along a Lake Michigan bend of shore, is the town of Manistique, Michigan. Mark had never heard of Manistique before the death of his estranged aunt, but as sole beneficiary of Vivian's estate, he travels there to settle her affairs. As Mark tours his aunt's house for the first time, the doorbell rings.Days after graduating medical school, Dr. Emily Dav... read more

Near the midpoint of the Upper Peninsula, along a Lake Michigan bend of shore, is the town of Manistique, Michigan. Mark had never heard of Manistique before the death of his estranged aunt, but as sole beneficiary of Vivian's estate, he travels there to settle her affairs. As Mark tours his aunt's house for the first time, the doorbell rings.Days after graduating medical school, Dr. Emily Dav... read more

EndoMEtriosis: A Guide for Girls

Tamer Seckin MD

From the award-winning Dr. Tamer Seckin comes a book written for all of the Endo Warriors out there, from the thirteen-year-old girl who is being told that her pain is “part of becoming a women,” to the woman who has been misdiagnosed for decades―and needs to know she is not alone. Every girl has the right to be pain-free. To live the life they want to live. The journey toward new and happy li... read more

From the award-winning Dr. Tamer Seckin comes a book written for all of the Endo Warriors out there, from the thirteen-year-old girl who is being told that her pain is “part of becoming a women,” to the woman who has been misdiagnosed for decades―and needs to know she is not alone. Every girl has the right to be pain-free. To live the life they want to live. The journey toward new and happy li... read more

Instant Authority: The Ultimate Strategy to Position Yourself as the Obvious Expert Allowing You to Eliminate Competition and Command High Prices

Drew Laughlin

There’s a little-known strategy that smart coaches, consultants, professional service providers and other entrepreneurs are using to position themselves as the obvious go-to expert in their marketplace.The ever-increasing gap between running a successful, growing business and a failing one comes down to this one harsh truth: If you aren’t the one standing out and being noticed chances are you ... read more

There’s a little-known strategy that smart coaches, consultants, professional service providers and other entrepreneurs are using to position themselves as the obvious go-to expert in their marketplace.The ever-increasing gap between running a successful, growing business and a failing one comes down to this one harsh truth: If you aren’t the one standing out and being noticed chances are you ... read more

Anxiety After Cancer: How Beating Cancer Makes Life Worse (And How to Turn it Around)

BH Lindblad

The ultimate post-cancer survival guideThrough painful personal struggle and discovery, BH Lindblad discovered that life after cancer wasn't as he imagined. Crippling anxiety and PTSD plagued him for years, with no end in sight.From vigorous research, Lindblad found a dozen natural ways to cure his anxiety, for good. In this ground-breaking book, which is part memoir and part prescriptive self... read more

The ultimate post-cancer survival guideThrough painful personal struggle and discovery, BH Lindblad discovered that life after cancer wasn't as he imagined. Crippling anxiety and PTSD plagued him for years, with no end in sight.From vigorous research, Lindblad found a dozen natural ways to cure his anxiety, for good. In this ground-breaking book, which is part memoir and part prescriptive self... read more

Getting out of the Comfort Zone: Ayanna

Barbara James

Ayanna Pagdell, a young military officer and seminary student, had things all figured out. She was going to take her required unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at her local hospital and go on with her career in ministry. But she wasn’t prepared for the emotional intensity of being confronted with her baggage: the things she ignored and the relationships that made her cynical. She wasn’t prep... read more

Ayanna Pagdell, a young military officer and seminary student, had things all figured out. She was going to take her required unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at her local hospital and go on with her career in ministry. But she wasn’t prepared for the emotional intensity of being confronted with her baggage: the things she ignored and the relationships that made her cynical. She wasn’t prep... read more

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