I am a freelance creative professional living in South Dakota. I have a reverence for those who are brave enough to share what they've written with the world, and I am meticulous in presenting those words in a way that enhances, never distracts.
I have several skills utilized by the publishing industry; let me put them to use for you. I specialize in print layout, ebook file conversion (both epub and mobi), and full and/or ebook cover design.
As a reader, I admire anyone who can create a world and write about it. As a designer, I can create a beautiful cover and a typographical design that touts professionalism. As a collaborator, I will be as sensitive to the author’s voice as I would be their deadline. Communication is essential, and our relationship will not be lacking.
Inspirational poems about challenges in relationships from a teenager’s perspective. The search for love until you find the one that is your soul mate. Can you really find your soul mate in the eighth grade? Sometimes you can so make sure you date wisely on your journey of life to find your one and only.
After the storm of the century rips apart New Orleans, sixteen-year-old Adele Le Moyne and her father are among the first to return. Adele wants nothing more than to resume her normal life, but with the silent city resembling a war zone, a parish-wide curfew, and mysterious new faces lurking in the abandoned French Quarter, normal needs a new definition.Strange events—even for New Orleans—lead... read more
Inside South Africa’s Kruger National Park, ranger Promise discovers the remains of a crashed military drone—and a live missile. Immediately, Promise calls her uncle, Juma, a rhino-poaching kingpin and an illegal arms dealer. With Promise’s help, Juma has kept her and her grandparents out of crushing poverty with illicit money.Alerted US authorities send pararescuemen LB and Wally into the Kru... read more
When Houston reporter Lucy Resnick cashes in her retirement to buy her grandmother’s farm in Buttercup, Texas, she’s looking forward to a simple life as a homesteader. But Lucy has barely finished putting up her first batch of Killer Dewberry Jam when an oil exploration truck rolls up to the farm and announces plans to replace her broccoli patch with an oil derrick. Two days later, Nettie Kocu... read more
After a betrayal ends in tragedy, Katy seeks refuge from her abusive husband, Hank, in her quiet hometown of Cedar Branch, North Carolina. Taking up residence on the old family farm and landing a job at the local Quaker Café, she hopes to leave her troubled past behind.At the café, Katy finds allies, kind people willing to protect her and offer advice. There’s the gracious owner who insists th... read more
GRIND: Greatness Rises In each New Day revolves around the philosophy that greatness and success are attainable- but only to those willing to show up and put in the necessary work to get there. Whether it be in your profession, social life, hobbies, sport or any endeavor you are pursuing- it’s only if you are willing to chase down your goals with grit and determination that you are going to at... read more
Charlotte Greene is a beautiful and successful nurse practitioner, married to her first love and best friend, Derek Greene. Their lives are picture-perfect before an unfortunate series of tragedies befall them. Derek finds solace in a liquor bottle while pushing the grieving Charlotte away. Charlotte feels all alone, but she isn’t alone. After returning to work, she catches the eye of a loner ... read more
The Haunting of Marcasite is about a small western town built with the idea it would be a gem on the flat prairie landscape. Little did the founders realize their little town was haunted by ghoul and werewolf creatures. These noxious, fiendish, heinous foreign intruders came out during each severe thunderstorm that struck from spring till fall each year! More and more people were killed and ot... read more
The great Angelic Civil War has been declared!Destruction of faith is now at hand, as the angelic battles consume the heavens. Michael the Archangel and his band of angels must battle Lucifer and his legion of demons for control of Heaven and Earth. The cosmic clash between good and evil will result in one victory, a victory from a war that will take you on a journey to the epic end! How did t... read more
In the tradition of Jay McInerny’s Bright Lights, Big City and Richard Price’s Ladies Man, Peter Conti’s debut novel chronicles the week in the life of an abandoned husband. Bobby Ryan’s downward spiral begins when his wife, a wanna-be B actress, boards a place for Morocco (or is it Monaco?). Almost immediately he gets caught in the middle of a celebrity-crazed, drug-fueled Hollywood nightmare... read more
Mindscape is a collaboriate strategy book series that combines true fiction with math, physics, and psychology across multiple story paths. As a reality architect, the reader changes the reality of the main character by selecting various paths, each with their own clues to help him find answers and reach one of the many ends that may or may not help him complete his revenge mission.The first b... read more
Gabriella McPherson’s life is turned upside down when the father of her young son reappears back in her life. Much to her surprise, Billy Carter hasn’t changed at all. He is still the same selfish boy that broke her heart over five years ago. Not only does she not buy his lies, she has something else on her mind these days. Jake Riley. The young man that made her feel love again and break down... read more
I have spent the last twenty years (on and off) working on my memories of my ‘cowboying’ days and how I supported my family and hobbies by working in the mines as a heavy equipment operator. For thirty-two years, I worked shift work and at the same time helped my father-in-law run 125 head of mother cows and farmed 960 acres of alfalfa hay. I would use my weekends and vacation time to operate ... read more
Emily is taken on a sad journey through her young life. She will have experiences that mark her and cause her to choose the wrong path. Obsessed with a boy named Garner, she will follow him to the ends of the earth. Seeking to escape her pain, she is continually struck down by aching developments. Where will this sadness lead her? Does she find contentment or does something more destructive fi... read more
Jaycee becomes a far cry from the anxious and sheltered young girl she was before moving to the big city for college. The move is a desperate attempt to find her womanhood and to escape her overbearing and abusive mother, Belinda.Under baffling circumstances, Jaycee meets a young, strapping actor named Mustapha Graham who transforms her entire life in just one night. Little did she know, her m... read more
New York City… 1859Brody has called the streets of New York City home for as long as he can remember. At 17 years old, without a family or even a last name, he is determined to build a better future for himself in California. With nothing but the clothes on his back, a dream, and wild determination, he starts his journey west, but all of his plans suddenly come shrieking to a halt when he enco... read more
In some ways the South Hill Rascals is a reminder of Tom Sawyer. It has been said that all modern American literature comes from Samuel Clemen’s “Huckleberry Finn”. Mark Twain actually grew up in Hannibal, Missouri on the Mississippi River. Unlike St. Petersburg, the fictional Mississippi River town setting of Huckleberry Finn, Dubuque, Iowa is a real place. The author and his brother, Tom, gr... read more
The America dream has become an American nightmare for the majority of US Citizens. We must find a way to reverse the trend, so that America can live up to the ideals that the founding fathers espoused over two hundred years ago. Capitalism hasn’t worked for the majority of people on this planet. It time to investigate other economic systems and create a system that works for everyone. This bo... read more
My poetry is about life and it’s the highs the lows what makes us tick. What we all go through on any giving day with relationships heartache and pain, love and inspirational. The words are what I see from when I open my eyes till I close them.
Jean Guy DeSaguenay is Head Coach of the Marquette Ice Flow Professional Hockey Club, which plays in the Eastern Midwestern Professional Hockey League. The team stands an excellent chance of winning the League Championship and the Slurrystone Cup. The new two referees and two linesmen system is under the direction of newly hired League Commissioner Paxton Clapperwell who brought unqualified re... read more
The urban south has been well-written and documented in today’s television shows, book series, plays, and events. Black art, music and films have all been based or created around the black man’s Mecca: Atlanta. The idea of a Mecca in America for black folks is one where every dream comes true. This dream is hammered into the consciousness of everyone in America, with Atlanta as the focal point... read more
Fourth grade best friends, Betty, Wendy, and Sherri formed the Friendship League to help others and solve mysteries. Little did Betty know that their latest mystery would be at her own house during Passover! This year, things are a little different when Wendy and Sherri join Betty's family for their traditional Passover Seder dinner. It's Sherri's first Seder and she's having fun learning what... read more
One Amish boy was “a little different” than the other boys he grew up with. His intense curiosity about life and the world led to a career that was profoundly non-Amish. The author left the Amish community initially to do his obligatory two year work experience at a large hospital as a conscientious objector. There, educational opportunities emerged which he pursued all the way to a doctorate ... read more
"Winner 2017 INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD Distinguished Favorites""Enlightened is exactly the sort of book that remains in your mind long after you've read it, for all the best reasons." authorstalkaboutit.com""Enlightened is such a fascinating read and is not mindless by any stretch of the imagination." lisaluvstoread.blogspot.comHarmony is a student at the biggest, most famous school ever known .... read more
Rev. Skipworth’s courage, candor, and compassion jump from the pages of this compilation of his weekly newspaper columns, letters to the editor, rebuttals from area ministers, and responses from readers written in the heart of Tennessee’s Bible-belt. This book is a give and take between a progressive follower of Jesus and his often irate readers/respondents, most of whom are biblical literalis... read more
“I love you, but I don’t want to die for you.” That was Gionnolen’s mantra for surviving domestic violence. Similar to thousands of other domestic violence victims, the successful business owner, retired military veteran, and college graduate Gionnolen felt the psychological, emotional, financial, and psychical abuse she endured from her ex-common-law husband was her fault. The continuous betr... read more
Shante and Vanessa, two working class women hustle hard, due to a materialistic obsession which leads them into a world of trouble. Along the way true and new friendship forms. Killings are the results from good and bad business dealings. Jay and his friends prove that if there's ever trouble that they're friends that can be counted on...
I wrote this book because in our world today with so much happening people who don't know God, maybe could learn of His writings through His Apostles who walked with Him .The purpose of our being here on this earth every individual person has a purpose and God has a plan and a destiny that He has died and prepared for us to walk there in. I wrote this book for the purpose of sharing some light... read more
If you are one of many people who have experienced seasons of pressing trials, pain, and tragedy, you may have also questioned God in moments of insecurity, confusion, and controversy brought on by your experience. Maybe you wonder about the purpose of trials or why there is no end to cycle of pain. This book will help you to gain understanding of the mind of God concerning pain and purpose. I... read more
A Debut contemporary romance novel by Renee Pellegrino.One dart.Two fates come together.Both wounded by their pasts.When Daniele Galluccio moves to Lexington, Kentucky, she has a need to start over. She meets Sam Thompson, Attorney at Law, who returned to the home of his youth after his father died. But Robert Reynolds’ conspiracy to hide a secret forces Danielle to leave Kentucky.Yet fate has... read more
Unstuck and Over It: Thoughts on Alcoholism, Depression and Entitlementwas written for the sufferer trying to make sense of why people in analcoholic setting do what they do.Reacting in, at times, bizarre fashion when one has lived with one ormany alcoholics, as the author did as a child, often surfaces later in lifeand is truly a mystery.Parenting and the mystical way in which it materializes... read more
It's a very special place,where special and strange things happen. You'll find cloud riding, snow flurriessparkling and dancing in the air. Talking specialholiday squirrels. And a snow flurry catching partywith unusual objects beingused to catch the snow flurries.
Ling Cai, daughter of the Emperor driven away from home because of one of her father’s retainer’s betrayal. With her sense of duty, she dives in the sea of chaos to reunite the land under her name. With the help her friends and family, they fight those who dare to stand in her way of uniting the land.
This story has been presented in 'limerick style poetry' to lighten the seriousness of the topic for a child. Because of Xavier's destructive behavior, he is placed in various state institutions. Xavier meets a person while incarcerated that offers him hope and a different way of thinking. His inner spiritual change eventually points him in a new, more positive direction. Now with new hope, he... read more
Most of Orphaned Ophelia's story takes place in a very unique orphanage. Ophelia lives with the discomforts of not having a traditional family, but through it all she finds the compassion to help others. One day that compassion is returned, and she receives the most rewarding surprise of her life. This story can be enjoyed by children ages five and up even though it's written at a 4th or 5th g... read more
This story explores the hatching of a bird from a bird's perspective. As this special bird explores her new world, words of wisdom flow from its mother. these words eventually take root in Nelly's, heart in a very unique way. Soar with Nelly as she learns a very important lesson by refocusing her perspective on a part of her life she once perceived as gloomy. This story is dedicated to my firs... read more
Dan has been dealing with many issues from his youth he had trouble getting past. Now it will take prayers and love from his family and strangers whose lives he touched to help him find the will to live.
It comes as no surprise that Jacob is quite happy with the current state of his life. Aside from the fact that Jacob’s girlfriend, Rachel, is pregnant with Isaac, his unborn son, the detective is extremely close to foiling the most recent assassination order by The Butcher. No form of authority has been able to stop the notorious crime lord until Jacob comes along. Sadly, The Butcher soon reaf... read more
Ginny Donovan is a young woman with a lifelong fascination for pirates stemming from an old memoir she had found as a child in her grandparents attic. While away at college a mysterious illness has her grandmother near death. Rushing back to her home town in Pennsylvania, Ginny is given a key that has been in the family for many generations. Upon her death, her grandmother starts her on a ques... read more
Suspenseful. Electrifying. Shocking. Scandalous.Winter, a 15-year-old girl, has a complicated relationship with her mother. When Winter was younger, her mom walked out of her life, leaving her and her father. Devastated, the two never thought they would see her again… Until one day when Winter’s mom unexpectedly reappears…Still stuck in the past, Winter’s father never got over how his wife lef... read more
Greta believes in magic. Her brother Hanno, does not. The forest is ready to prove him wrong. After moving to a new town on the edge of a great woods to live with their uncle, a brother and sister find themselves immersed in folklore and whispers of magic. Their uncle insists that the forest is rife with magic, and although Greta is enchanted with the legends of witchcraft, Hanno refuses to be... read more
Gretchen's Song is an inspiring story of friendship between a girl and her beloved dog and the unexpected stranger that changed their lives forever. In the center of it all is Gretchen, a devoted little dog who manages to weave her way into the tapestry of every life she touches.
A Midlife Crisis in Africa is the story of a couple in their late 40’s joining the Peace Corps. Leaving family and friends behind, Lonnie and Kathy venture to Uganda where they hope they will be able to help others in need. Along the journey they develop life-long friendships with other volunteers, witness the good and the bad of their fellow man, and marvel at the wonders of this glorious pla... read more
Can any good transpire when Gypsy magic collides with Voodoo Magic? For Voodoo High-priestess Grandmother Zenobia, the answer is unclear. 1890 Carrefour Parish, Louisiana. A self-proclaimed Voodoo high-priestess with a mysterious past, Grandmother Zenobia conceals her magical powers from her teenage grandson Will. She wants to live a “normal” family life, including savory down home Southern di... read more
Isaiah 43:7 “…whom I created for My Glory…”“The measure in which our self-pity in the midst of trouble is consumed by a passion for the Glory of God is the true measure of our spiritual strength.” —Alan Redpath, AuthorMy checklist was complete.Seek to be a good disciple of Christ. (check)To be a good husband. (check)To be a good father. (check)To be a good… (check)I was measuring my spiritual ... read more
Growing up during the mid-twentieth century, the 1950s and ’60s, had a flavor all its own. It was the culmination of winning a Great World War and surviving a Great Depression that allowed the next generation, a generation of baby boomer children, to reap the benefits. Benefits included thousands of new inventions that made life easier, and quite a bit more fun, along with the freedom and inde... read more
Gabe’s life had been typical of a college student, until he made a heinous decision that sealed his fate. This decision led to Tobias entering his life and changing everything. Tobias opened Gabe’s eyes to an otherworldly realm that he’d always felt had existed but had never known for sure if it did. It’s a realm where Greek mythology isn’t just myth but life. Or, in this case, the afterlife. ... read more
Nina Hurston lay raped, stabbed, and left for dead, when Joshua Hunt, an attorney who is a frequent visitor at the toy store where Nina is employed, finds her naked half-frozen body not far from the building. After a brief conversation, a few minutes before the attack, outside of the store Joshua offers to take her home, but she declines. Several hours later on his way home from a Christmas en... read more
We all know people popularly described as “on the spectrum” - people who have Aspergers Syndrome. In this memoir, David vividly and clearly describes what that means: in the home, in schoolyards, in classrooms, in the work place and in a love relationship. And the reader learns from the inside out.-Susan Bergman
Ashley and Darnell are having problems. After 14 years of marriage and 3 children, times get tough, and money gets tight. Instead of coming together as a couple, they start to drift apart, going down separate paths. After Ashley decides to go back to work, things go from bad to worse, QUICKLY. Darnell gets stressed out from all the strain, and begins to seek comfort, elsewhere. Ashley’s respon... read more
Ancient Treasures of Precious Stone is about the word of God. The word of the high God. These are a collection of sermons never preached. Why reading the writings in this book it will reveal the gospel of Jesus Christ from his Father to him; reminding all men that the Holy Spirit continues to speak to mankind.In Ancient Treasures of Precious Stone, Elder David E. Reddick Jr. helps us to unders... read more
Standing Tall Through It All, Volume III, resumes the work of creativity and actual participation in action and reaction toward life. My greatest desire in writing this book of poems is to enlighten, entertain and be a motivational tool for young and old people.Each group of poems is focusing on experiences, ideas and visions that is designed to communicate facets of my life's journey, as well... read more
Look Mom, I’m the Dumest One in My Clas is the true story of nine-year-old Sky Rota, who during the fourth grade discovers he is severely dyslexic, a disorder Sky and his parents aren’t familiar with. Sky and his parents quickly learn dyslexia comes with as many gifts as it does challenges. Hopeful that his school would be understanding and help him embrace and develop his unique methods of le... read more
Andy is growing up in coal country. Like other boys his age in the area, he is learning the coal business from his father. Members of the tight-knit coal mining community rely on the stability of the coal industry for financial support. Even as a boy, Andy benefits from the work he does around the mines with his father. As he works the equipment his father has taught him, Andy thinks about the... read more
Bubble, the yellow little duck, was adopted by a mother Hen. He is always looking for adventure’s and running into danger. Bubble occasionally embarrasses himself by doing the wrong things. He trusts everyone, with no exceptions, and that leads him into trouble.Bubble’s friends try to teach him good etiquette, camaraderie, compassion, and love towards others. They advise him not to associate w... read more
This story is about a very quiet little boy who has some very interesting talents. He spends a lot of his time alone; however, he is extremely observant. Stanley meets a girl around his same age with similar gifts and interests, which creates a bond that opens them both up to view their world differently. Let's visit these interesting young people and discover what their talents are. Maybe you... read more
Wherein The Secret Lies, is a debut, non-fiction personal memoir of a little girlwhose already dysfunctional world was further shattered when shediscovered the family secret that she was adopted. Throughout her lifetimesearch for the missing piece to her completeness, Bettye experiencedrebellion, emotional/sexual/physical abuse and a destructive lifestyle thatwould have destroyed her but by th... read more
Dr. Nicole Phillips gets dumped by her fiancé, Dr. Winston Thorpe. She takes revenge and is fired by the hospital. Upset and out of work, she heads home to mend her broken heart. Along the way she runs into a fence owned by the RFK Ranch. She meets cowboy Ross Kincaid, a man with a body and hot temper that matches her own. The two get along like oil and water. When she is forced to do communit... read more
Life has taken a sudden turn for the worse for ten year old Sir Nicholas. He is standing on the executioner's stand while his father is beheaded. Expecting to soon follow his father in losing his head, Sir Nick has lost all hope. As Nick stands staring at the still twitching body of his now dead father, the queen whispers a plea of clemency into the king's ear. Acknowledging the queen, the kin... read more
The Bhagavad Gita, a scripture, is summarized as REFLECTIONS of Essays of 700 verses among 18 chapters. This takes you, a reader, to find your own qualifications as Devotee of God, in Chapter 12, to basic facts of Spirituality. This also explains doctrine of reincarnation, creation of life and the soul resides in each and every being. My personal reflections is to approach systematic in one bo... read more
Close to Hopeless is a spiritual guide to brokenness in close relationships. We have to realize healing comes from God through human agency. Most of our brokenness comes from the attacks of the enemy through human agency. As an individual first we have to want to heal. I believe this book takes us back to the origin of love and also pain. Also, we have to realize most of our pain is tied to ou... read more
All Alex ever wanted was to live a normal life, so when she moved to Lexington she began her new journey. Alex enjoyed everything about the small town until she bumps heads with one of her co-worker. As much as she tries to keep the peace, her dark side Xela gets fed up. A body found in the once quite town has everyone one edge knowing that a killer is on the loose.Alex has finally found someo... read more
Every person needs to learn how to harness the power that is contained in Knowing their WHY. I wrote this book to motivate, inspire, and challenge people to achieve the things in life that they say matters to them. We all do or don’t do things based on our feelings in the moment. Your WHY or WHY Not is the single most important reason for doing or not a certain thing. My hope is that this book... read more
Do you feel the spiritual awakening shift in your life? In this twenty-first century, there is more divine light being poured onto the earth to raise our vibration, to assist us, in ascending our souls to higher dimensions, to live in love, peace, compassion, and harmony. Be inspired and gain insight on how your angels can guide you in your life everyday with the true heart felt angel stories ... read more
Embrace your darkest desires.Alesia Benoit, a single, twenty-three-year-old bookstore owner living in Murphy, North Carolina, dreams of finding her one true love, but considers it an impossible feat considering her unique desires. When Alesia reluctantly agrees to attend the Eternal Night Masquerade Ball at the famous Dubois mansion with her best friend Ema Jones, she encounters Sebastien Dubo... read more
“Your mind is the most powerful thing in your control.”Keith R. Holden, M.D.For centuries, man has sought to understand the mysterious link between the mind and body as it relates to health and healing. Can we really unlock the power of our minds to improve our health and heal? The answer is a resounding yes!In Power of the Mind in Health and Healing, Dr. Holden shares the latest advances in m... read more
AMAOKE IS AN ARCTIC WEREWOLF WHO WAS CREATED TO LEAD AN APOCALYPTIC ARMY AGAINST HUMANKIND. HE ENDURES TORTURE, FAMINE, AND PREJUDICE IN HIS QUEST TO SURVIVE. DURING HIS LONG CENTURIES OF LIFE, HE FINDS REDEMPTION WITH A WOMAN WHO TEACHES HIM ABOUT A LOVE HE NEVER THOUGHT WAS POSSIBLE, AND LEARNS A POWERFUL LESSON ABOUT HIS OWN HUMANITY. THE DESTINY CHOSEN FOR HIM IS NOT A LEGACY HE IS WILLING... read more
Riley, a young lawyer in Savannah Georgia, works to maintain the city’s rich history. When she meets a mysterious man named Brayden, she uncovers a part of Savannah that she never knew existed. Through sexual discovery and uncovering Brayden’s dark and bloody past, she quickly realizes there’s more to this city than meets the eye.
Can Ace and Zeke survive the discovery of a lifetime: a secret the Vatican will stop at nothing to protect?Marion (Ace) Acevedo grew up on the streets as a Latin American. The things he had to do to survive as a child, no one should have to do, but a chance encounter changed his life. Now he is the face of an international corporation. Wealth, social standing and travel is what his life is all... read more
Sarafina Mayweather is not your typical teenager. For one thing, she lives on an exotic wildlife sanctuary owned by her grandparents. She also has to cope with the unexplained murder of her mother while trying to survive in everyday life. Little does she know that her life is about to change drastically because her mother's killer may be back and out for blood!!!
Lexi Danner’s life changed the night her husband, Mark, was murdered before her eyes. They met and fell in love in college. They had married a month after graduation from law school and started working in different areas of the law. To keep from sinking into a deep abyss of depression after his death, Lexi vowed to find the person who murdered him, only to come face to face with more danger th... read more
set in a 16th century parallel Earth, full of magic, secret technologies, Elves, Wizards, Gods, Centaurs, Dragons, several evil cults and a criminal empire plotting world domination.
In Service to Your Community is a sometimes tongue-in-cheek, informative guide to assist new and veteran staff with their on-the-job training in basically any setting providing community-based services. It is designed to appeal to a wide range of adult learners.In Service to Your Community has two purposes: (1) to provide information to front line community mental health and social services wo... read more
Elyse August is at a pivotal time in her life. She had resigned herself to living a single, celibate, sheltered life. Needing to find employment, she finds herself in the famed Blyss building of Chicago, when she sees him standing outside of a conference room near the human resources office. At a point of moving forward or falling to the wayside, welcome Reid Jamison. Mouth-watering, lip-licki... read more
Buckwheat has the nature and some characteristics of a "black buck bull." He is naturally aggressive due to the chemistry in his brain "mental illness."He believes in strength and aggression caused by high testosterone in his body. He is not willing to change his opinion or plan for a better future. He is very stubborn in a foolish way and annoying.He talks foolishly, boastfully, or idly. He t... read more
Mr. Van Kempen is a man whom the Lord has revealed Himself in sovereign grace in Christ. We both served the Lord’s church in consistory for several years, which also included our visiting many elderly saints in their spiritual needs. We have been labeled “sidekicks” by those who find where one is, the other is sure to be near. Case speaks freely of his meditating upon the preciousness of Scrip... read more
Ignoring pain & suffering of one Nation from far South Eastern corner of the World that all the rich countriesand all the Super Powers love to settle their differences on that land. Cover up and forgotten by most of our World.
After the football game, Orville Osentoski, Canton High’s eighteen-year-old center, fell asleep in a locker room toilet stall. The team bus left without him. What happened next would change his life, and the lives of many others, profoundly and irrevocably. The story ponders the question of whether we choose our lives, or if our lives choose us.The very best novels give us a glimpse into areas... read more
J-Dub and Rell are two young brothers from the mean streets of South Philadelphia, struggling to survive in the hood—until they surmise a plan to make it out. At least that's what they thought. They start out with a small group of family and close friends and grow an empire. And with greed, envy, drugs, betrayal, and murder hovering at every turn, will they survive? And if so, at what cost? Th... read more
We all have a limited amount of energy, or elan vital. How we maintain and conserve it will determine how healthy we will be. Knowing how to defend against the stressors we encounter can arm our defense system with the weapons it needs to prevent that energy from being used up too quickly. Armed with this knowledge we can achieve our optimum stress level and create homeostasis or balance, wher... read more
All caterpillars dream of the day that they will find their wings and become butterflies. The little caterpillar with wheels is no exception, but the other caterpillars don’t want to be around her while she searches. One day, she hears a voice that helps her. Can you guess who the voice was? Follow along with the little caterpillar on wheels! Will she find her wings?
The Next 20 Years Will Be Completely Different From The PastCurrent global trends are bleak: weak economic growth, too much debt, declining incomes for the lower 99%, a dangerous addiction to fossil fuels, and ecological destruction – just to name a few. Many of usunderstandably feel resigned to an eroding standard of living in the years to come. At best.But what if we told you that there are ... read more
Lilly, a fairy princess, lives in a forest with her animal friends. One day, she is asked to help find a lost baby bunny. Lilly and her friends must work together to search the forest and reunite the baby with her mother.
Growing up, Mike Theodore never thought his life would be so surprising or full of such unpredictable twists and turns. After losing his father to cancer at a young age, Mike and his family struggled. Soon after, Mike’s mother’s health also began to fail, forcing him to leave her in Maryland so he could pursue a new life with his Aunt and Uncle in New York City. While living in NYC, an unfortu... read more
ONLY TIME WOULD TELL IF THE PAST COULD BE MADE RIGHT Young Redmon Drury was dragged away from the love of his life. He was branded and humiliated. Forced to flee England for Canada, Redmon learned the skills needed to survive in a harsh land. Ten years after being branded, Redmon finds his hated childhood adversary in Santa Fe in the New Mexico Territory. The man who forced Redmon to flee his ... read more
Ronnie Ventura grew up in a family that dismantled her mentally, physically, and emotionally. To say she had a hard knock life would be an understatement. Despite growing up in a lush home Ronnie was viewed as the runt of the family. After many years dealing with school bullies, her father cheating, being sent to rehab, and her mother’s “sudden death”, she’s more than happy to move from undern... read more
This is a collection of stories about the Irish in the I800's. The ancestors in this book came from every county in Ireland, the North and the South. These are stories of the farmers, merchants, orphans, criminals, miners, railroad workers and many others, written by their direct descendants. Stories past down, told and retold so the children would know their heritage. Many success stories and... read more
Cy Sullivan, failed alcoholic author, has returned to his hometown from years of exile, scandal and disgrace, not in triumph but simply to die. He has but a week to compose his great American novella, Curse of the Blue Nun, which he cynically structures in relation to the seven days of creation in the Book of Genesis. A surrealist bible of sorts--but unlike the original, this one does not purp... read more
Writing this memoir has been challenging for me, but I have looked at the end result. If I can shed light on the plight of the people of Afghanistan Iraq, Syria, Libya, and other war torn countries, and if I can help people see things from a different point of view and perspective, I have accomplished something. This book asks questions that most of us don’t dare ask our politicians, who go on... read more
“All that I see are those mesmerizing blue eyes looking at me as if they can see through the mask I wear and into my soul.” Clone number A14B45T3R is always keeping secrets. Secrets that could get her killed. Secrets she has kept hidden until she meets Cameron, and discovers she is not the only one with secrets. This revelation stands to destroy her and all she knows and loves.
Three voices in Anthony’s head know the whole story, but they’re not letting him in on what’s going on. Two voices are trying to keep him from finding out, while the third is trying to get him to go to the shallow grave where the murdered body lays. As Anthony is pushed and pulled toward the body, Sheriff Tim Callahan finds another body on the cliffs at Montana de Oro State Park. Anthony shows... read more
A fast-paced tale of the Old West. A legendary mountain man, a renegade Indian, organized crime, Indian attacks, romance, and more!
At a very young age, I knew that there was something or someone much greater than we could realize. I was determined to find out what or who it was. I found out, It was God.
A collection of short stories. Not all romances are fairy tales. Sometimes you’ll find your heart has nowhere to go. It gets caught up in a spiral of emotions and events over which you have no control. The turmoil may be hidden beneath a surface of lies and niceties. Will it be tragedy? Or will it be a Forever Love? Only time will tell.
A free-lance reporter seeks information on a disappearance which appears to tie into a series of murders forty-five years later. She finds her own life to be in danger when she uncovers the truth about the disappearance, the current murders and her own narrow escape from the people involved when she was a young teenager.
The journey began in Big Southern Hair & Highlights when two little girls were born in Truway, Texas. One of them stayed in Truway with her great aunt, Lottie Jean Trinity, owner of the Big Southern Hair Beauty Salon. The other one was taken to Las Bonitas Ranch in New Mexico to live with her great aunt, Thelma Louise Tune and Sam, the snow-white burro. The girls didn’t meet each other until t... read more
Many folks in the south are called by two names, like Bobby Jo, Sally Jane, or John Mark, that’s just the way things are. How important are names? We label everything in our lives with names. In school, we learn that the names of people, places, and things are known as proper nouns. Proper nouns pretty much describe all that surrounds us as we walk through life. This story is about Cora Jean T... read more
Christ and Roots is about Christ Jesus, who revealed himself to me when I was six years old, about how Jesus talked about himself in the seven “I am” statements in the Gospel according to John, and how the New Testament writers experienced him and wrote about him. It is also about preexistent Christ who revealed himself to the African people long before the missionaries came to Africa. However... read more
Henry is full of anticipation for the new school year and is hopeful he will not experience the disappointments he has had in the past. He apparently gets disappointed over and over again until a tragedy occurs in his life and he ends up being supported by the very people he thought were insignificant. He learns also, not only to see things differently, but to always be grateful and remain hop... read more
A story of hope, strength, struggles and tenacity that started with a young girl’s dream of coming to America from South Africa during the hated apartheid era. South Africa remains etched in Helen’s heart, she recounts her stories. Encountering AK47’s aimed at her back and stomach in Niarobi, Kenya, to struggling to get and keep a work visa in Texas, to meeting a President face to face. Her jo... read more
This is her fall, fight, her struggles from prostitute to princess. My journey, my path, has been a rocky road with hill after hill to climb. “It has been said that when you’re climbing a mountain, it gets harder toward the summit. Indeed, it does, but every time I would fall down that hill something inside me told me to get up and start climbing again. My worn and tattered shoes have walked m... read more
This story takes you on a short journey with a twelve year old girl who lost her eyesight in a car accident a year ago. she yearns for life to be as it was before the accident; however, life has a way of throwing you constant challenges that could cause you to either withdraw further into bitterness, or to emerge with a heart of gratefulness. Which one will Yolanda choose? Walk with Yolanda th... read more
This story is played out using a pack of dogs as characters. One of them misjudges some physical symptoms of another dog, and begins teasing him. Itchy Irvin gets picked on constantly because of a skin condition. This particular pack of dogs meets a little boy who is going through a similar situation with his classmates at school. Let's see how this doggy story barks out. This story can be enj... read more
The protracted global financial crisis and perceived rise in economic inequality have awakened the long-dormant debate as to whether the international monetary system is in need of fundamental reform. While not surprising given that there is now general agreement that excessive money and credit growth played a key role in the near collapse of the global financial system in 2008, John Butler ma... read more
Memory lane may draw you back to days of “Washing Dishes Way Back When” or maybe when your Mama did laundry down at the creek on a wash board. The days come to mind when family members were overseas somewhere serving in World War II. Perhaps the job of milking cows and making butter, shucking corn and cooking on a wood fired stove make you twist your nose a bit. Could be you can laugh and reme... read more
Life can take you on an adventure that proves to you that sometimes all you have left is a story to tell. https://www.youtube.com/user/boredlady1000/m
"I wanted to kiss you, when I first saw you."I jump in surprise and look at her."You were lost, but I saw you. I saw who you were, who you are, and who you're going to be. Even without having said a word to you.""You don't know me. We've hardly spoken twenty words to each other."She turns her head and looks at me, almost as if that doesn't make any difference."I want to change that into a tril... read more
Successfully happy is a motivational book that focuses on happiness as the ultimate goal in life. The author intends to explain based on his own life experiences how, despite some negative life events, he is been able to accumulate as many happy moments as possible, understanding that happiness is not a permanent state but manifested in particular and unique moments in life. The closest thing ... read more
Lily Higgins Beausoleil, respected mother, grandmother, bank employee and upstanding citizen of bucolic Gold Flume, has passed. A suicide no one will mention. Now the grieving family and town is turned upside down as her secret life is slowly uncovered. Joanne Greenberg, renowned author of the classic, I Never promised You a Rose Garden, spins an intriguing tale of family, betrayal, false appe... read more
Companies and brands today are missing out on the opportunity to market to their newest, biggest, most knowledgeable and influential demographic: Generation Z. Sky Rota wants to change that. In The Gen Z Answer Key for Business, Sky explains how technology has evolved to meet their needs and how you can futurize your business to appeal to the short attention span of a constantly changing, alwa... read more
My true story of my life with the name CARLO GAMBINO.The nun's calling me Carol the cousin's calling me"Carlouch The Gul Of The Cooch." A donkey's ASS.Growing up the youngest cousin.My altar boy happenings, my growing up in THE BRONX.My world as a serviceman in Vietnam the hospital care from the VA.Working on Madison Ave. for 30 years for all the designers.My world of Art, how it affected me a... read more
Sydney Roberts took pleasure in getting lost in the cadence of the drum or the strings of the violin. Struggling to self-heal from a childhood of sexual abuse, Sydney initially sought therapy in one thing only – music. As she grew into young adulthood, Sydney sought a love story that mirrored a typical relationship. Ultimately, she gravitated to a non-traditional connection. Her first experien... read more
Join Edwyn, Imara, and Slayzer as they begin a journey to uncover the secrets of a mysterious orb. Each carries with them a past wrought with shadow and despair and must face their own personal demons in order to prevail. As their friendship grows, sinister figures rise up to stop them at whatever cost. Only by piecing together their Shattered Memories will they uncover the truth and find out ... read more
Phillip grew up with two adoptive, religious, violent parents. After his 3rd time in Vietnam, and being wounded a second time, he came home on a hospital plane. He was lost, angry, isolated, broken…socially, mentally, physical and spiritually. He became homeless and hitch hiked around America; became a drug dealer, smuggler, and faced life in prison. Phillip battled with suicidal depression an... read more
One woman's triumphs to smile; while falling down. As the other shoe is thrown at her and she catches it.
The Tracy Lee Harrington story Freedom From My Storm is full of hope and redemption. Are you trapped in a difficult situation and looking for answers? This story will help you find the answers you are looking for. Tracy Lee Harrington’s story is guaranteed to captivate and entertain you.
This story contains 'sensitive' material. It is recommended for children ages ten and above. The story deals with a teenaged girl who grew up without her mother, and who very rarely saw her father. However, because of her grandmother's recent illness, she must now live with her father. She begins to us 'cutting' as her method of coping. Things smooth out, but it's a very bumpy, painful ride. W... read more
I am writing this book to set myself free. Hopefully, it will inspire others not to live in misery. I am telling my story all truth and lies, so that way I can live, forgive, and rise. It is through my eyes only, as I choose to share. I cannot speak for others, although I might dare. I am doing this for me, and everyone can see, not trying to drag others through my pain and agony. I have final... read more
The first Mormon pioneers settled southern Utah in 1862, fifteen years later the mines 20 miles north had a booming production of silver. There 17-year-old Rebecca Larson meets Henry Williams, from Silver Reef, at her family’s vegetable wagon. Mama Larson’s back was turned, but she saw Henry kiss her daughter’s hand and Rebecca didn’t seem to mind. She told Papa they must find a good Latter-da... read more
This story is about a little boy whose mother is an active Marine in the United States' armed forces. Winston is a very responsible little boy; however, he does worry a great deal about his mother's well-being. While on a Treasure Hunt, a game designed by his mother using riddles written in a letter Winston received, an unfortunate accident occurs and his mother ends up with a serious injury. ... read more
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