Sarah Flores

Sarah Flores - Editor

Houston, TX, United States

I'm a line editor and copy editor of many best sellers, and I work on fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. I'm also an author.

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Overview

I'm a line editor, a copy editor, a proofreader, and an author, and I specialize in fiction, self-help, and children's books, but I'll get my hands dirty in almost everything.

What do I do?

I check every word of your manuscript, ensuring accuracy in spelling, punctuation, grammar, word choice, tenses, sentence structure, parallel structure, clarity, subject-verb agreement, eliminate or alert you to wordiness and redundant words, and I make sure that your voice and tone are appropriate for your intended audience. I also check illustrations, graphs, and captions in nonfiction works, and I make sure that all of the technical aspects of your book are in order. I also alert you to possible legal issues.

I always provide a style sheet to help maintain absolute consistency. (We want to make sure your 25-year-old fiery redhead doesn't somehow become a 19-year-old blonde without a trip to the salon and a time machine.)

You will never have to worry about your author "voice" changing after my editing process. Your words are your words. Your style is your style. I won't take that away from you. I'll simply clean up your manuscript to make your work the best it can be.


TESTIMONIALS


Cap Daniels, best-selling author of the Chase Fulton Novels
“Sarah is the most amazing editor I've ever worked with. Her attention to detail is remarkable. The personal attention she provides is absolutely unbeatable. She has the warmest and most wonderful personality imaginable. Her pace of work is unlike any other literary professional I've ever encountered. She is driven, passionate, and skilled beyond measure. She is the last editor I'll ever need. I couldn't imagine anyone providing a higher quality, more efficient, or more personable service. She is not only a remarkable teacher, but also an inspiration. She's demanding when necessary, but always courteous, compassionate, and enthusiastic. If you're in search of an editor, look no further. I don't believe they come any better than Sarah Flores.”

Logan Ryles, author of the Reed Montgomery Series
“I've written fiction for over a decade, attending writing conferences and workshops, reading stacks of books on writing, enduring intense critique groups and spending hundreds of hours improving my craft. Nothing has made as great an impact on my skill set and success as Sarah. She works tirelessly not only to improve the quality of my work, but to educate me on how to write better in the future. She's more than an editor, she's a coach, with extensive levels of expertise, supreme patience, and a true passion for her work. She's also a lot of fun to work with, and maintains a spunky sense of humor. If you've ever edited a novel, you know how vital that is. Probably my favorite thing about Sarah though is that she shares my passion to get it right, no matter how long it takes. It's a true pleasure to work with somebody who takes so much pride in the quality of her work, and is so dedicated to her customer's success. Sarah Flores is as good as they come.”


Matthew Rief, author of the Florida Keys Adventure Series
"Sarah has the best qualities you could hope for in an editor and more. From the first few pages I reviewed, it was clear that she takes a tremendous amount of pride in her work. Focused and with an astute attention to detail, Sarah offered suggestions, but left enough space for me to make the final decisions. Smart, creative, and hyper-competent, Sarah breathed life into my manuscript. I’m looking forward to our next project, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to vastly improve their work, as well as sharpen their writing ability. Sarah is precisely the editor all writers need."

Kathy Love Cowen, author of The Walking Stick Series
"As an author of three novels, it has been a challenge to bring my work up to industry standards when it comes to editing. I’ve hired editors, had friends and relatives go over my work but errors still cropped up. Sarah is absolutely remarkable. She is fast and efficient. I finally have the secure feeling that my books could not be any better. Her suggestions have helped me become a better writer. She always makes suggestions kindly and lets you make the final decision. Her experience and work is second to none. She will forever be my go-to editor. Sarah has also pointed me in the right direction for other parts needed for publishing, such as interior design, cover creation and audio book narration. I highly recommend Sarah."


Greg Clark, DC, author of the Kati MacKenzie Mystery Thrillers
"Sarah has just completed the editing of my second book and I feel like it was as much an advanced course in writing as it was a superb job of editing. What struck me the most was when I realized that she had re-written a section of my text and matched my own writing style so well I had to actually check my original to be sure. I look forward to working with her again on three more books I have in line. "


Jolyn Janis, author
"Sarah should be considered more like an inspirational editing coach.
I spoke with her when I was considering a handful of projects to work on while working on a fantasy series in the background. She was open to looking at all of my ideas and offering her opinion and guidance based on years of invaluable experience which saved me hours of extra research.
Working with her inspired me to begin my poem book series "Poems For Breakfast", as an enthusiast for the idea and as an editor. Throughout the entire process, I felt very taken care of on both professional and personal levels, which was key for me as I ventured into creating and publishing my very first books."

JoAnn Hogenson, author
"Sarah gave me an absolutely spot-on edit for my novel. I’m in an author critique group and had the manuscript vetted through the group prior to submitting to Sarah, and she still found numerous issues that weren’t caught by others. She was extremely thorough, and I learned a great deal from her comments. She also gave me an overall opinion of my work, which was invaluable. It can be difficult to hear criticism, but Sarah’s style didn’t make me feel bad about my writing; I felt like she was a helpful partner, wanting my work to succeed. And not only did she do everything she promised and more, but she did it well before the deadline. I would highly recommend Sarah to anyone needing a professional edit to bring their work to perfection."

Michele Miles Gardner, author of Craving Normal
"Sarah deserves a standing ovation for her work. Truly impressive!
I don't know how she could do so much--researching, correcting, advising, readjusting--in so little time. Sarah also taught me things I never knew.
She worked my book manuscript into a more polished, consistent, and structured document. It's now so clean and clear, it sparkles."

P. Nichols, author
"I worked so long and hard on my first nonfiction book (11 months and 3 weeks, to be exact), and Sarah’s edit turned it into the book that I envisioned. I appreciate her hard work, constant contact, and understanding of all of the concerns I had. She pushed me to really open up and add more story to my story. I KNOW I wasn’t the easiest person to work with, so I’m thankful that she stuck with me and coached me through the revisions. It meant a lot. To anyone in need of a book editor: I highly recommend Sarah. Not only was I lucky enough to find a great editor, but I also feel like I made a friend."

Ta'She'Ana Banks, author of Cracked Foundation
“Wow, what an amazing first time editing experience! Sarah, thank you for your professionalism, sharp eye and writing expertise. You encouraged me to peel back the top layer of my story, and unveil the depth of the core. Your editing style showed me multiple new writing approaches, of which will be utilized as a guide for my future projects. Thanks for everything! You’re awesome!”

Jed Doherty (Jedlie), author and host of the Reading with Your Kids Podcast
“I love working with Sarah and Write Down the Line. Fantastic communication throughout the entire editing process. The price was very reasonable. And most importantly the editing was top notch. Sarah is absolutely my go to editor from here on out. My highest recommendation.”

Dwayne Redmond, author of A Revelation and Die...Black Boy
"I was shopping around for an editor for my manuscript, but I wasn't trying to spend a fortune. I was comparing prices from one editor to the next. I saw Sarah's prices and they seemed very reasonable. She looked like a nice person. I took a chance and called her. Not only was she a nice person, but she made me feel like my manuscript was important to her. She has very good communication skills. She's very personable and I truly feel that's what makes her special. She's very professional, and she informs you about the legal aspects of writing as well. I would recommend Sarah Flores to anyone who's trying to get any type of writing completed. I think my main problem was having several characters in one room all talking to one another, and Sarah showed me how to make that happen. I think she's a thoughtful, insightful, writer and editor, with a very promising career. Thank you, Sarah, for your time and patience.”

Renee J. Heimerman, author of children's books
"BRAVO! Sarah made the editing process so easy! I thought I loved my story until I sent it to Sarah. With the changes she made, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the final product and think everyone else will too. I have already recommended Sarah's services to my publishing coach and the publishing service provider I am using to self-publish my children's book. I can't say enough about how thrilled I am! Thank you, Sarah!"

Angela Hairston
"Sarah Flores is one of the most talented, professional, and gifted editors I have ever met. She's professional, educated, and most of all compassionate, which speaks volumes in regards to her career. I have worked with many editors through the years and she's the best."

Natalie Meraki, author of children's books
“Sarah is SO helpful! She really went above and beyond to make sure that my children’s book was absolutely perfect. I feel so good about publishing my work after she worked her magic on it. I had no idea an editor was this important. Huge difference. I highly recommend her! Brava, Sarah!”

Richard Harris, education consultant
"Excellent editorial work that exceeded our expectations. The editor was professional and courteous. I would use their service again and highly recommend it."

Erin Morris-Stearns
“Sarah was absolutely wonderful to work with. I highly recommend her services to anyone, but especially those who are are brand new to writing and publishing and need help understanding the entire process. She is very responsive.”

Stacia Cummins
"Sarah is so easy to work with! She is prompt, professional, and an expert in her field. Her suggestions for edits were spot on and she was always kind and positive in her delivery. I will certainly be using her services again!"

Nichole Lynn, author
“I learned a lot about writing through this service. It definitely has prepared me for any future writing that I do!”

Sue Wickstead, author of children's books
“It is always a bit of a scary process to let someone read your work. Will they like it as much as you? Will they understand your style? But having a second opinion and a critical impartial eye is important. I was very pleased with the feedback, and the help that I received with my children's book. The book, which currently in the editing process, needed a second opinion.The feedback changes were subtle and correct, it made the story flow a little more easily. The service was very quick and now I feel confident that my children's story is ready to proceed. Phew! Thank you, Sarah.”

Emma Walker, author
"I just want to thank you for your excellent job in editing my story and taking the time to guide me in the wording of the text. It has enhanced my story to another level. I will definitely be calling on you again. It is one thing to have the skill in editing a story, but it’s a rare person to have the patience and willingness to work with another in order to give them a sense of completion in their writing. Thank you."

Adam Smith, author
“Excellent service at an affordable price. Sarah is nice and does her work professionally and swiftly. Dream editor for every author, I think.”

Rachel Austin, author
“Sarah, you are an angel. Thank you so much! I will definitely be using your service in the future and recommend you to other people! You are amazing!”

Chris Mann, business owner
"I hired Sarah for editing. I was absolutely impressed with her skills. Her work was extremely thorough, quickly done, and she caught inaccuracies that could have easily been missed. Her work was of great value, and I highly recommend her."

Ron G., business owner
"Sarah, Thank you for editing my website! I can obviously build a website, but I’m NOT a grammar wiz. I knew it needed some changes, but I didn't know where it needed it. If I can finally read it and understand the point I’m trying to get across, I know it makes more sense to my visitors too. (I’m hoping I get more of those now.) Thanks again!"

Diane Tantillo, business owner
"Sarah is a professional who is blessed with high standards and graciously accepts all assignments for our magazine. She understands the goals of each project and returns her articles on deadline or before. I find Sarah a pleasure to work with and look forward to her continued success as a professional writer. I highly recommend her to anyone interested in using her writing skills."

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Literary Fiction
Picture Books
Thriller & Suspense
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
History
Self-help & Self-improvement
Sex & Relationships
Works with
Wix

Certifications

  • Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing

Work experience

Line Editor, Copy Editor, Proofreader, Author

Self-employed
January, 2010 – Present (almost 11 years)

EDITOR
• Line editor, copy editor, and proofreader of many best-sellers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children's books
• Head editor and writer for a lifestyle magazine
• Editor of business and marketing materials and web content for businesses, non-profit agencies, and individuals

AUTHOR
• Author of children’s picture books, Tree Soldier and If Animals Could Wish
• Author of a young-adult fiction novel (pending publication)
• Ghostwriter for historical non-fiction novella

RELATIONSHIP ADVICE COLUMNIST (Sarah Sideways)
• Owner, writer, and editor of hundreds of articles for relationship advice website

Proficient in: Chicago Manual of Style, AP, and APA

Portfolio (56 selected works)

The Opening Chase: A Chase Fulton Novel (Chase Fulton Novels Book 1)

Cap Daniels

When collegiate baseball phenom Chase Fulton suffers a freak injury on the field that shatters his dreams of becoming a Major League catcher, his future looks bleak until he’s recruited into quasi-governmental covert operations, where his training as an assassin and covert intelligence operative launches him into a world fraught with danger, intrigue, and unexpected passion. As Chase navigates... read more

When collegiate baseball phenom Chase Fulton suffers a freak injury on the field that shatters his dreams of becoming a Major League catcher, his future looks bleak until he’s recruited into quasi-governmental covert operations, where his training as an assassin and covert intelligence operative launches him into a world fraught with danger, intrigue, and unexpected passion. As Chase navigates... read more

The Broken Chase: A Chase Fulton Novel (Chase Fulton Novels Book 2)

Cap Daniels

When American covert operative Chase Fulton finds himself aboard a luxury mega-yacht off the Florida Keys with a dead Russian billionaire on deck and the beautiful SVR officer he loves standing over the body with a bloody knife in her hands, he believes his life could never become more complicated. But he is wrong. A vow to a mentor and beloved friend sends him on a tumultuous quest through th... read more

When American covert operative Chase Fulton finds himself aboard a luxury mega-yacht off the Florida Keys with a dead Russian billionaire on deck and the beautiful SVR officer he loves standing over the body with a bloody knife in her hands, he believes his life could never become more complicated. But he is wrong. A vow to a mentor and beloved friend sends him on a tumultuous quest through th... read more

The Stronger Chase: A Chase Fulton Novel (Chase Fulton Novels Book 3)

Cap Daniels

After learning that he’d been the target of the most elaborate infiltration scheme by Russian intelligence since the Cold War, American covert operative and assassin, Chase Fulton, vows to coax the mastermind of the complex scheme out of the Kremlin and into the open, where he’ll exact his revenge. An unexpected encounter with a mysterious figure who claims to have known Chase’s father opens d... read more

After learning that he’d been the target of the most elaborate infiltration scheme by Russian intelligence since the Cold War, American covert operative and assassin, Chase Fulton, vows to coax the mastermind of the complex scheme out of the Kremlin and into the open, where he’ll exact his revenge. An unexpected encounter with a mysterious figure who claims to have known Chase’s father opens d... read more

The Unending Chase: A Chase Fulton Novel (Chase Fulton Novels Book 4)

Cap Daniels

When the Chinese Ministry of State Security unleashes a bold plan to sink a massive freighter in the Panama Canal as part of an elaborate intelligence gathering operation, American covert operative, Chase Fulton, is called upon to infiltrate the operation and turn the tides against the conspirators. As demanding as the mission appears on the surface, what lies deep beneath the murky waters of ... read more

When the Chinese Ministry of State Security unleashes a bold plan to sink a massive freighter in the Panama Canal as part of an elaborate intelligence gathering operation, American covert operative, Chase Fulton, is called upon to infiltrate the operation and turn the tides against the conspirators. As demanding as the mission appears on the surface, what lies deep beneath the murky waters of ... read more

The Distant Chase: A Chase Fulton Novel (Chase Fulton Novels Book 5)

Cap Daniels

Following the death of his beloved mentor, Dr. Robert “Rocket” Richter, American covert operative, Chase Fulton, inherits far more than a life insurance policy. In Richter’s belongings, Chase discovers journals that take him back to the final days of World War II and into the skies over Europe, where he learns that his own battles with the demons of his past aren’t so different from those of t... read more

Following the death of his beloved mentor, Dr. Robert “Rocket” Richter, American covert operative, Chase Fulton, inherits far more than a life insurance policy. In Richter’s belongings, Chase discovers journals that take him back to the final days of World War II and into the skies over Europe, where he learns that his own battles with the demons of his past aren’t so different from those of t... read more

The Entangled Chase: A Chase Fulton Novel (Chase Fulton Novels Book 6)

Cap Daniels

When American covert operative Chase Fulton is arrested for first-degree murder only minutes after returning from a grueling mission in the frozen wilds of the Russian interior, nothing is what it appears to be. From deadly gunfights in America’s oldest city to abductions on the high seas of the Caribbean, Chase must face a new and deadly enemy and learn to adapt his skill set of international... read more

When American covert operative Chase Fulton is arrested for first-degree murder only minutes after returning from a grueling mission in the frozen wilds of the Russian interior, nothing is what it appears to be. From deadly gunfights in America’s oldest city to abductions on the high seas of the Caribbean, Chase must face a new and deadly enemy and learn to adapt his skill set of international... read more

The Devil's Chase: A Chase Fulton Novel (Chase Fulton Novels Book 7)

Cap Daniels

When American covert operative Chase Fulton embarks on the most dangerous mission of his life to rescue a team of wounded, abandoned commandos in the mountains of Afghanistan, a new enemy shows his face. This time, the enemy is closer and more sinister than ever before.Just when Chase believes he’s most alone, surprising allies and long-forgotten family ties arise and change everything he beli... read more

When American covert operative Chase Fulton embarks on the most dangerous mission of his life to rescue a team of wounded, abandoned commandos in the mountains of Afghanistan, a new enemy shows his face. This time, the enemy is closer and more sinister than ever before.Just when Chase believes he’s most alone, surprising allies and long-forgotten family ties arise and change everything he beli... read more

The Angel's Chase: A Chase Fulton Novel (Chase Fulton Novels Book 8)

Cap Daniels

When American covert operative Chase Fulton finally believes his life has become as close to normal as it will ever be, he finds himself in a magnificent anchorage in The Bahamas with his beautiful new wife on the first night of their honeymoon. But as the sun melts across the western horizon, his dream vacation is thrown into chaos when a mega yacht races into the harbor at full speed, bearin... read more

When American covert operative Chase Fulton finally believes his life has become as close to normal as it will ever be, he finds himself in a magnificent anchorage in The Bahamas with his beautiful new wife on the first night of their honeymoon. But as the sun melts across the western horizon, his dream vacation is thrown into chaos when a mega yacht races into the harbor at full speed, bearin... read more

We Were Brave

Cap Daniels, Melissa Mason

When New York Times best-selling novelist Cap Millhouse finds himself alone, destitute, and defeated on the cold winter streets of his hometown, his former fame now buried beneath mountains of despair, his new reality dances in the wake of decisions he can never undo and memories he can never escape. Imprisoned inside his own psyche, Millhouse believes his death is the only path capable of fin... read more

When New York Times best-selling novelist Cap Millhouse finds himself alone, destitute, and defeated on the cold winter streets of his hometown, his former fame now buried beneath mountains of despair, his new reality dances in the wake of decisions he can never undo and memories he can never escape. Imprisoned inside his own psyche, Millhouse believes his death is the only path capable of fin... read more

I Am Gypsy: Proceeds Go To Hurricane Michael Relief

Cap Daniels

*** This is a Novella NOT a Full Length Novel - All Proceeds Will Directly Go To Aid Those Affected by Hurricane Michael ***For hundreds of years, sailors have considered their boats to be trusted companions, brothers-in-arms, and even members of the family. I Am Gypsy explores this remarkable relationship from the unique perspective of the sailboat.This is the heartwarming and heartbreaking t... read more

*** This is a Novella NOT a Full Length Novel - All Proceeds Will Directly Go To Aid Those Affected by Hurricane Michael ***For hundreds of years, sailors have considered their boats to be trusted companions, brothers-in-arms, and even members of the family. I Am Gypsy explores this remarkable relationship from the unique perspective of the sailboat.This is the heartwarming and heartbreaking t... read more

OVERWATCH: Book 1 in the Reed Montgomery Series

Logan Ryles

His name is Reed Montgomery, but they call him The Prosecutor—an assassin who will stop at nothing to finish the job. Three years ago Reed made a choice that landed him with a one-way ticket to death row. It was there, in the dank confines of federal prison, that he made a deal with the devil: thirty kills in exchange for his freedom. Over the last three years, he’s made good on that bargain, ... read more

His name is Reed Montgomery, but they call him The Prosecutor—an assassin who will stop at nothing to finish the job. Three years ago Reed made a choice that landed him with a one-way ticket to death row. It was there, in the dank confines of federal prison, that he made a deal with the devil: thirty kills in exchange for his freedom. Over the last three years, he’s made good on that bargain, ... read more

Hunt to Kill: (Book 2 in the Reed Montgomery Series)

Logan Ryles

All he wanted was to finish the job and disappear. It wasn't his idea to start a war.Former Marine and professional assassin Reed Montgomery bought his freedom with blood. Thirty assassinations in exchange for liberty from death row—that was the deal. He delivered on twenty-nine of those kills before the kingpin of the hitman world turned on him. There’s no deal now, but the killing has just b... read more

All he wanted was to finish the job and disappear. It wasn't his idea to start a war.Former Marine and professional assassin Reed Montgomery bought his freedom with blood. Thirty assassinations in exchange for liberty from death row—that was the deal. He delivered on twenty-nine of those kills before the kingpin of the hitman world turned on him. There’s no deal now, but the killing has just b... read more

Total War: Book 3 in the Reed Montgomery Series

Logan Ryles

He didn’t start this fight, but he’s going to end it.Former Marine and professional assassin Reed Montgomery is facing the fallout of total betrayal. The shadowy organization he used to work for murdered one of his dearest friends, framed him for the homicide of a Georgia lawmaker, and destroyed the trust of the woman he loves.Reed is now torn between a fight to rebuild that trust and a burnin... read more

He didn’t start this fight, but he’s going to end it.Former Marine and professional assassin Reed Montgomery is facing the fallout of total betrayal. The shadowy organization he used to work for murdered one of his dearest friends, framed him for the homicide of a Georgia lawmaker, and destroyed the trust of the woman he loves.Reed is now torn between a fight to rebuild that trust and a burnin... read more

Raven and the Wolf (The Walking Stick Book 1)

Kathy Love Cowen

A treacherous journey leads to a spiritual awakening and a bright new future. Chewahnih, a young Cherokee maiden, escapes to the wilderness after witnessing a horrendous raid on her village. She is soon joined by a blue-eyed wolf and a raven. These two unlikely traveling companions guide and protect her until she reaches the banks of the Red River. When Chewahnih hears the whinny of a horse ne... read more

A treacherous journey leads to a spiritual awakening and a bright new future. Chewahnih, a young Cherokee maiden, escapes to the wilderness after witnessing a horrendous raid on her village. She is soon joined by a blue-eyed wolf and a raven. These two unlikely traveling companions guide and protect her until she reaches the banks of the Red River. When Chewahnih hears the whinny of a horse ne... read more

Willow of the Wind (The Walking Stick Book 2)

Kathy Love Cowen

The Walkingstick saga returns in this second installment of Cowen’s 2016 mid-19th-century Cherokee narrative. This tale highlights Chewahnih’s mother, Willow of the Wind; and her soon to be husband, Snow Eagle. Kirkus Review. . .The Civil War is hovering, and illegal slave traders have been committing atrocities within Oklahoma’s CherokeeTerritory. Specifically, raiders have been stealing Nati... read more

The Walkingstick saga returns in this second installment of Cowen’s 2016 mid-19th-century Cherokee narrative. This tale highlights Chewahnih’s mother, Willow of the Wind; and her soon to be husband, Snow Eagle. Kirkus Review. . .The Civil War is hovering, and illegal slave traders have been committing atrocities within Oklahoma’s CherokeeTerritory. Specifically, raiders have been stealing Nati... read more

Winter Moon (The Walking Stick Book 3)

Kathy Love Cowen

Deception and murder flourish during the season of the Winter MoonIt was a cold morning and she was still alive. Golden Meadow prayed for the mercy of death but knew her punishment would be the severe guilt she would have to live with for the rest of her life. To escape Tahnie, her father, and the reverend, running away was her only option. And Meadow was good at it. Chief Gray Storm’s men joi... read more

Deception and murder flourish during the season of the Winter MoonIt was a cold morning and she was still alive. Golden Meadow prayed for the mercy of death but knew her punishment would be the severe guilt she would have to live with for the rest of her life. To escape Tahnie, her father, and the reverend, running away was her only option. And Meadow was good at it. Chief Gray Storm’s men joi... read more

Shifting Sands (Tides of Fortune Book 4)

Steven Becker

Things are never easy when you’re labeled a pirate in the Caribbean.On the run from his past, Nick and the crew of The Panther have enough treasure aboard to live like kings, but nowhere to spend it. Not all the crew agrees on his plan, and after a near mutiny, the crew decides to try for a new startWhen his heritage catches up to him, and a new treasure appears, bigger than anything they’ve t... read more

Things are never easy when you’re labeled a pirate in the Caribbean.On the run from his past, Nick and the crew of The Panther have enough treasure aboard to live like kings, but nowhere to spend it. Not all the crew agrees on his plan, and after a near mutiny, the crew decides to try for a new startWhen his heritage catches up to him, and a new treasure appears, bigger than anything they’ve t... read more

Mars Mission I: Surviving the Kessler Effect

Jones, Christopher, Flores, Sarah, Kessler, Donald

Cracked Foundation (Eruption of Life) (Volume 1)

Ta'She'Ana Banks

Talisa is only eleven years old when she finds her mother lying on the kitchen floor fighting for her life. Within a matter of minutes, Talisa’s life changes. As her mother slowly fades into the unknown, the family tries to stay afloat through waves of turmoil. With a distant father, a rebelling older sister, and a younger brother to look after, Talisa’s life becomes complicated, and the odds ... read more

Talisa is only eleven years old when she finds her mother lying on the kitchen floor fighting for her life. Within a matter of minutes, Talisa’s life changes. As her mother slowly fades into the unknown, the family tries to stay afloat through waves of turmoil. With a distant father, a rebelling older sister, and a younger brother to look after, Talisa’s life becomes complicated, and the odds ... read more

Into the Breach: The Life and Times of the 740th Tank Battalion in World War II, Revised Edition

Paul L Pearson

December 1944. When the Daredevil Tankers of the 740th Tank Battalion moved into the breach against Kampfgruppe Peiper in the ice and snow of the Belgian Ardennes, the ferociousness of their attack sent the elite panzers of Hitler's 1st SS Panzer Division reeling. In bastard tanks pieced together from the scrapheap only the night before, the 740th plunged awkwardly into the war, spearheading l... read more

December 1944. When the Daredevil Tankers of the 740th Tank Battalion moved into the breach against Kampfgruppe Peiper in the ice and snow of the Belgian Ardennes, the ferociousness of their attack sent the elite panzers of Hitler's 1st SS Panzer Division reeling. In bastard tanks pieced together from the scrapheap only the night before, the 740th plunged awkwardly into the war, spearheading l... read more

Craving Normal: An Ordinary Life Veers Off Track...Way OFF

Michele Miles Gardiner

Living in a rock hut on a nude beach. Staying in a religious commune. Facing an angry man with a gun. Riding camels. Hiding freaky health food lunches from lucky Twinkie eaters.Michele didn’t experience these things living in the suburbs of San Francisco. Then came the counterculture revolution. Her entire life changed. Michele’s young parents sold their home, bought a car and trailer overseas... read more

Living in a rock hut on a nude beach. Staying in a religious commune. Facing an angry man with a gun. Riding camels. Hiding freaky health food lunches from lucky Twinkie eaters.Michele didn’t experience these things living in the suburbs of San Francisco. Then came the counterculture revolution. Her entire life changed. Michele’s young parents sold their home, bought a car and trailer overseas... read more

A Revelation: A Book of Poetry

Dwayne Redmond

Dwayne Redmond was born in Greenwood, a small town in Mississippi. Though he always enjoyed writing poetry, he never took it seriously until his oldest sister, Thelma, sent him an article about a poetry contest given by the National Library of Poetry. He entered it, and his first poem, "May," was published in the early 1990s. He also had his own successful television show in 1994 called "Poetr... read more

Dwayne Redmond was born in Greenwood, a small town in Mississippi. Though he always enjoyed writing poetry, he never took it seriously until his oldest sister, Thelma, sent him an article about a poetry contest given by the National Library of Poetry. He entered it, and his first poem, "May," was published in the early 1990s. He also had his own successful television show in 1994 called "Poetr... read more

Die...Black Boy?

Dwayne Redmond

It's 1997 in Washington, D.C., and eleven-year-old Brennan Felton wants to know why black people are shooting other black people. He's living a life no child should have to live, but in his quest for knowledge and reasoning, he experiences something that will change his life forever.

It's 1997 in Washington, D.C., and eleven-year-old Brennan Felton wants to know why black people are shooting other black people. He's living a life no child should have to live, but in his quest for knowledge and reasoning, he experiences something that will change his life forever.

Echoes of Candor: Poetry and Epigrams

Adam Smith

Echoes of Candor, by Adam Smith, is a meditative poetry anthology influenced by modern music and classical Western and Eastern philosophies. Adam bends the time barrier and cultural differences into lyrical words that are pleasant to the ear and soul. You will find rhyme, meaning, and originality among the lines of this book. There are eye-opening and honest pieces among the pages of this book... read more

Echoes of Candor, by Adam Smith, is a meditative poetry anthology influenced by modern music and classical Western and Eastern philosophies. Adam bends the time barrier and cultural differences into lyrical words that are pleasant to the ear and soul. You will find rhyme, meaning, and originality among the lines of this book. There are eye-opening and honest pieces among the pages of this book... read more

BUDDHA, ME, AND A CUP OF TEA: Finding Your True Zen

Adam Smith

In Buddha, Me, and a Cup of Tea, Adam Smith helps you tame your fears with his step-by-step guides and personal examples of how to maintain a calm mind in anxious situations. He has chosen Zen Buddhism and its guidance to express his being throughout different journeys in life. This is a profound yet succinct guide to living in the present without losing the grasp of what may come. The breathi... read more

In Buddha, Me, and a Cup of Tea, Adam Smith helps you tame your fears with his step-by-step guides and personal examples of how to maintain a calm mind in anxious situations. He has chosen Zen Buddhism and its guidance to express his being throughout different journeys in life. This is a profound yet succinct guide to living in the present without losing the grasp of what may come. The breathi... read more

Mettle of the Mind: Poetry of an Outsider

Adam Smith

Mettle of the Mind: Poetry of an Outsider is the result of three years of wandering through the country of Israel, where Adam Smith spent his childhood and most of his young adulthood. He struggles with self-identification within the complex system of ideas in this vast world—online, and in the military-centered world around him in the Middle East. Smith meditates on topics of religion, true s... read more

Mettle of the Mind: Poetry of an Outsider is the result of three years of wandering through the country of Israel, where Adam Smith spent his childhood and most of his young adulthood. He struggles with self-identification within the complex system of ideas in this vast world—online, and in the military-centered world around him in the Middle East. Smith meditates on topics of religion, true s... read more

This Won't Save You

Mila Rain

Two girls are walking barefoot through an icy cold winter, while reminiscing about the past—how a girl stole half the moon, how a baker became a rebel and how a lie sometimes is a million times better than the truth.

Two girls are walking barefoot through an icy cold winter, while reminiscing about the past—how a girl stole half the moon, how a baker became a rebel and how a lie sometimes is a million times better than the truth.

The Astral Offsprings: Reign of Aries

Nichole Lynn Lemos

Every century, the twelve astrological zodiac gods make their way down to Earth and procreate with mortals to bear one single offspring. Each offspring has special abilities associated with the four major elements that are related to each god: Fire, earth, air and water. Aries, the god of war and famine, begins to plan his reign over mankind to express his hatred toward humans for being the ou... read more

Every century, the twelve astrological zodiac gods make their way down to Earth and procreate with mortals to bear one single offspring. Each offspring has special abilities associated with the four major elements that are related to each god: Fire, earth, air and water. Aries, the god of war and famine, begins to plan his reign over mankind to express his hatred toward humans for being the ou... read more

Needle Felting Apple Tree Farm

Rachel Austin

In this sweet how-to book, Needle Felting Apple Tree Farm, the crafter will use simple to advanced techniques to create a charming scene with adorable characters.The directions to make these beautifully designed sculptures are simple and easy to follow. The crafter will be making a barn, farmers, trees, animals, and more creations. Included at the end of the book is a delightful short story th... read more

In this sweet how-to book, Needle Felting Apple Tree Farm, the crafter will use simple to advanced techniques to create a charming scene with adorable characters.The directions to make these beautifully designed sculptures are simple and easy to follow. The crafter will be making a barn, farmers, trees, animals, and more creations. Included at the end of the book is a delightful short story th... read more

Needle Felting Winter

Rachel Austin

Needle Felting Winter is a How-To Needle felting book written by artisan ‘Rachel Austin.’ The book contains over 20 beautiful winter themed projects to make, with projects ranging from easy to more challenging. Each design has step by step photos and instructions. Stencil sheets help you to create the more challenging projects, so whether you are a beginner in needle felting, or a more advance... read more

Needle Felting Winter is a How-To Needle felting book written by artisan ‘Rachel Austin.’ The book contains over 20 beautiful winter themed projects to make, with projects ranging from easy to more challenging. Each design has step by step photos and instructions. Stencil sheets help you to create the more challenging projects, so whether you are a beginner in needle felting, or a more advance... read more

Taiwo and Kehinde: The Wedding Trip

Lola and Dupe Ajayi, Darrion Beckles

Taiwo and Kehinde: The Wedding Trip takes readers through a colorful, cultural, emotional yet humorous, and family-oriented journey of twelve year old twin sisters who venture into the world of entrepreneurship to achieve their financial goal. Taiwo and Kehinde learn that they will be attending a wedding in their parent's home country of Nigeria! They are super ecstatic, but need money to purc... read more

Taiwo and Kehinde: The Wedding Trip takes readers through a colorful, cultural, emotional yet humorous, and family-oriented journey of twelve year old twin sisters who venture into the world of entrepreneurship to achieve their financial goal. Taiwo and Kehinde learn that they will be attending a wedding in their parent's home country of Nigeria! They are super ecstatic, but need money to purc... read more

Abigail's First Day of School (Kinder Kids Book Series 1)

Sarah L. Bailey

It is Abigail's first day of kindergarten, and she's excited to learn new things and make new friends. Join Abigail in this enjoyable and encouraging book as she discovers what kindergarten is all about.

It is Abigail's first day of kindergarten, and she's excited to learn new things and make new friends. Join Abigail in this enjoyable and encouraging book as she discovers what kindergarten is all about.

Who Is Sam the Soldier?

Erin Morris

"Ever wonder what a soldier actually does? Why does he dress that way? Could I be a soldier one day? Private First Class Sam Smith is a soldier in the U.S. Army. Come along with Sam as he tells all about what it's like to live, work, and (even) relax like a soldier."

"Ever wonder what a soldier actually does? Why does he dress that way? Could I be a soldier one day? Private First Class Sam Smith is a soldier in the U.S. Army. Come along with Sam as he tells all about what it's like to live, work, and (even) relax like a soldier."

The Christmas Play Rehearsal

Sue Wickstead

Children's picture book for christmas. It is Christmas time, and the school has been getting ready to perform their Nativity play. With lines learnt and songs to be sung, it is time for the dress rehearsal. The teacher knows there might be a few problems to sort out, but at least they will know what to improve on or change along the way.

Children's picture book for christmas. It is Christmas time, and the school has been getting ready to perform their Nativity play. With lines learnt and songs to be sung, it is time for the dress rehearsal. The teacher knows there might be a few problems to sort out, but at least they will know what to improve on or change along the way.

Jay-Jay The Supersonic Bus

Sue Wickstead

‘Jay-Jay the bus was rescued from the scrap yard where he was sadly gathering dust and cobwebs. He is taken to an airport where he is magically transformed into a ‘Playbus’ full of toys, games and adventure.A fictional tale based on a real life bus ‘Supersonic’ which flew in the imagination of the many young children who visited him.’

‘Jay-Jay the bus was rescued from the scrap yard where he was sadly gathering dust and cobwebs. He is taken to an airport where he is magically transformed into a ‘Playbus’ full of toys, games and adventure.A fictional tale based on a real life bus ‘Supersonic’ which flew in the imagination of the many young children who visited him.’

Daisy Daydream the Nursery Rhyme Bus

Sue Wickstead

‘‘A sweet story, wonderfully illustrated, and with a very important message." The Wishing Shelf'Perfect for a restless child at bedtime.There was so much to enjoy here, whether it be the wonderfully playful language – ‘Her new green and blue colours became a landscape filled with trees and rolling hills – or Daisy, the bus, who helps the young reader to understand how not everything old should... read more

‘‘A sweet story, wonderfully illustrated, and with a very important message." The Wishing Shelf'Perfect for a restless child at bedtime.There was so much to enjoy here, whether it be the wonderfully playful language – ‘Her new green and blue colours became a landscape filled with trees and rolling hills – or Daisy, the bus, who helps the young reader to understand how not everything old should... read more

Sparky the Dragon Bus

Wickstead, Sue

If Animals Could Wish

Sarah M. Flores

What do silly animals wish for? Silly things, of course! Vacations? Oh, yes! Pickle jars? Why not? From squirrels to bears to monkeys to elephants and more, fun wishes can come true for them all!

What do silly animals wish for? Silly things, of course! Vacations? Oh, yes! Pickle jars? Why not? From squirrels to bears to monkeys to elephants and more, fun wishes can come true for them all!

Henry's Hat Collection: A Henry the Fish Adventure

Megan Raugh

Top Hat. Red Hat.Cold Hat. Chef Hat.Meet Henry.He likes hats.His collection of hats makes him extraordinary, even if his friends disagree.Henry learns that it’s okay to be different and swim upstream from the crowd. In fact, standing out from the crowd is the best difference of all!Through the vibrant and colorful illustrations, Henry the fish explores a range of emotions, personal values and ... read more

Top Hat. Red Hat.Cold Hat. Chef Hat.Meet Henry.He likes hats.His collection of hats makes him extraordinary, even if his friends disagree.Henry learns that it’s okay to be different and swim upstream from the crowd. In fact, standing out from the crowd is the best difference of all!Through the vibrant and colorful illustrations, Henry the fish explores a range of emotions, personal values and ... read more

Tree Soldier

Sarah M. Flores

Billy isn't happy with his house or his toys until an enchanted tree takes him on a journey that will forever change the way he views happiness. Tree Soldier is a charming rhyming story, with beautiful and glowing illustrations, that shows children that spending time with family is more meaningful than a big home overflowing with toys.

Billy isn't happy with his house or his toys until an enchanted tree takes him on a journey that will forever change the way he views happiness. Tree Soldier is a charming rhyming story, with beautiful and glowing illustrations, that shows children that spending time with family is more meaningful than a big home overflowing with toys.

The ABCs of Rose

JRenee Heimerman

Rose is teased at school and feels bad about herself. When her Mom hears her crying, she decides to teach Rose how powerful words are when they follow the words I AM. Rose learns that she has the power to determine how she feels about herself, not the kids at school that bully her. To help Rose see herself more accurately and positively, Rose’s mom makes up a fun game called The ABCs of Rose u... read more

Rose is teased at school and feels bad about herself. When her Mom hears her crying, she decides to teach Rose how powerful words are when they follow the words I AM. Rose learns that she has the power to determine how she feels about herself, not the kids at school that bully her. To help Rose see herself more accurately and positively, Rose’s mom makes up a fun game called The ABCs of Rose u... read more

Tommy's ABCs

JRenee Heimerman

Tommy is furious with himself. He thinks he’s stupid because he didn’t play basketball well in gym class.His mom wants to show him that his worth is not tied to his athletic abilities, so she teaches him a new game. They go through each letter of the alphabet and find positive words that describe Tommy. She explains that words have a great deal of power, and what you say after the words “I AM”... read more

Tommy is furious with himself. He thinks he’s stupid because he didn’t play basketball well in gym class.His mom wants to show him that his worth is not tied to his athletic abilities, so she teaches him a new game. They go through each letter of the alphabet and find positive words that describe Tommy. She explains that words have a great deal of power, and what you say after the words “I AM”... read more

Chehalem Valley Children's Play: A Kid’s Book About Teamwork and Kindness (Conscious Kids 2)

Natalie Meraki

It’s fall again and time for the annual Chehalem Valley Children’s Play. A young lady full of natural beauty, brains, and talent is feeling pretty good about scoring the lead role. The other children are thrilled to work with her, but the young star is very self-involved. Through a series of unfortunate events, she is stripped from what she believes are her most favorable attributes. She is ce... read more

It’s fall again and time for the annual Chehalem Valley Children’s Play. A young lady full of natural beauty, brains, and talent is feeling pretty good about scoring the lead role. The other children are thrilled to work with her, but the young star is very self-involved. Through a series of unfortunate events, she is stripped from what she believes are her most favorable attributes. She is ce... read more

The Shiny Bee Who Felt Out of Place (Conscious Kids) (Volume 1)

Natalie Meraki

A shiny bee feels out of place. One night, as she's reflecting by a lake, a sassy star descends from the sky. Together, they embark on a journey of self-discovery through the universe, and the star shows the bee why she is truly at home wherever—and as whatever—she is. In the end, the star has a surprising revelation for the shiny bee!

A shiny bee feels out of place. One night, as she's reflecting by a lake, a sassy star descends from the sky. Together, they embark on a journey of self-discovery through the universe, and the star shows the bee why she is truly at home wherever—and as whatever—she is. In the end, the star has a surprising revelation for the shiny bee!

Go-Cart Gertie

Cindy Shirley

When a young girl named Gertie Gilbert decides to race go-carts, her older brother laughs and says, "You're a girl and girls can't race!" With the family divided and the girls on one side and the boys on the other, the race is on to prove that girls can do anything boys can do! This funny family adventure will have everyone cheering.

When a young girl named Gertie Gilbert decides to race go-carts, her older brother laughs and says, "You're a girl and girls can't race!" With the family divided and the girls on one side and the boys on the other, the race is on to prove that girls can do anything boys can do! This funny family adventure will have everyone cheering.

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