A.D. 869 to 870Emma's future looked bright. King Charles the Bald was marrying her aunt and her father had become his chief advisor. There was even talk of a possible engagement between Emma and the king's grandson. Then everything changed. While taking a walk on the grounds of the royal palace at Aachen, she overheard four men discussing the final details of a plot to overthrow the king and b... read more
A.D. 871 to 875In A.D. 870, King Charles of France crushed a rebellion, annexed Provence, and reached an agreement with his brother, King Ludwig the German, to partition the Kingdom of Lorraine between them. But the pope ordered Charles to withdraw from all occupied territory, or face excommunication. Seeking to settle his claim, and to save his soul from damnation, King Charles sent an embass... read more
"A neighborhood mainstay of old New York, Nelson’s Restaurant was a kosher deli that was in my family for over seventy years. Anchored on the busy corner of 170th Street and Broadway in Washington Heights, New York, the store was conceived by my father Morris and his brother Al, who set sail from Russia at the dawn of a new century with a boatload of relatives and a dream. They all had great c... read more
A luscious mÉlange of art, love, and murder...In Cologne, West Germany, in the 1980s, Amanda Lee, a young American gallery owner, discovered the murdered body of her business partner, Marlene Eichler. Hours later, she found a painting that depicted the scene down to the jagged knife wounds and splattered blood. She offered to help the police identify the artist/killer, but learned that she was... read more
Three twisted tales explore the dark side of human nature ...and the possibilities of fantastic unexplored worlds.•Three new and different short stories•Experience psychological horror in the short story "CRDL" •A lost family member may be found in the afterlife, "Christmas Never Snows" •In "Cosmo's Tale," growing up is harder than it looks for a young Esther•A thread of dark irony weaves thro... read more
Good Girls on Bad Drugs portrays the shattered lives of girls next door who became crack, coke, opioid, and heroin addicts, and who in their hustle for drugs became streetwalkers and internet escorts. In jailhouse journals and interviews, they confess with candor and courage to their sex work and drug crimes amid two Connecticut mega-casinos and the three nearby small cities. Doomed by their a... read more
He wasn’t looking for convention, but he’s learning there are limits! When a middle-aged British man meets a charming New Yorker with a passion for photography, he thinks he might have found what he’s looking for. But she lets slip a secret and everything changes, forcing him to confront her past and try to understand the choices she’s made. Seeking answers but filled with self-doubt, he plung... read more
Ownership of Plot 547 is in dispute. Bastien, a wealthy land developer who secretly enjoys designing torture devices, and Martin, an ex-itinerant farmer aiming to charter a tent city for a massive group of thieving squatters, both seek legal title. Their conflict unfolds mainly through the perspectives of two young Trams city zoning officials, Pollock and Hans, who are jockeying against one an... read more
The story of the Chinese Tiananmen Square massacre, as told by the young man who would become the iconic figure of the event.
SPAIN, 1550s. In the bustling port city of Seville, Rodrigo is a qualifier for the Inquisition. His job, to evaluate books and testimony for the stain of Lutheranism. However, he guards a secret that the Holy Office does not know about... that is, until he is denounced as a heretic. New to the city, Genoese merchant Domenico seeks a better life working for his rich and powerful uncle. Wanting ... read more
Is reality as we experience it as conscious beings equivalent to the reality that forms the foundation of our universe? J. Joseph Kazden explored this theme in his book "TotIs" and showed why Albert Einstein was not joking when he said that "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a persistent one."In "Gita" Kazden explores anew the nature of the reality that underpins our Universe as opposed to... read more
Are you in the middle of the fight of your life? Do you feel overwhelmed, tired, and ready to give up? Do you feel like no one really understands the journey you are on or the obstacles you are up against? Or it might be that you have a loved one in this situation. If so, The Fight of My Life is the book for you! It is D’Edra’s desire to inspire and motivate you through her story. It’s not jus... read more
A running memoir
Prepare to re-create your life, your future... through methods, LaVerne uses to overcome her seemingly terminal and insurmountable situations. As you learn to harness your power, control your words and internal dialogue (ID)... you will no longer ask the question Why me?Instead you will jump into life saying, Why not me? Then you can discover how a simple shift can transform your life into... ... read more
Our minds’ capabilities are limitless, yet most of us rarely challenge ourselves to see our true potential. Every experience, whether good or bad, gives each of us more wisdom if viewed from a positive mind-set. You must continue to dream and try to visualize a new reality that you can be happy with. These are the first steps toward change.Somewhere along the line from childhood to adulthood, ... read more
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Assistant editor at an academic publisher with a keen interest in literary/genre fiction and narrative nonfiction.
I am a published novelist. I want you to become one, too. I specialize in literary fiction, YA, women's fiction, thrillers and memoir.