by K Kibbee
In the summer of ’79, hell bubbled right up through the loamy Louisiana bayou just outside of Lafayette Parish and set Olive Abernathy’s world on fire. Maybe it was the little devil sittin’ side-saddle on her shoulder that turned Olive into a murderin’, hitchhikin’, train-hoppin’ vagabond at the tender age of thirteen. Or maybe…just maybe…there were a few secrets itchin’ to claw their way out of that bayou along with her.
by Inder Sandhu
Inder lives in a picturesque town in India, far from the dismal conditions of those less fortunate. However, nowhere is he completely safe from the crime and violence that clings to his country’s underbelly. He soon finds himself on the receiving end of a brutal attack in the streets.
The entirety of our monetary system has been proven to be flawed by a small-town South Pasadena, California plumber. How flawed? He paid not only his bills and the IRS, legally, in gold coins, he never utilized standard notes, checks or credit cards for over 30 years.
by Emma Janson
Jack and Jill Reed never dreamed of running a mental health facility. Far from it. They were nerdy hippies who were better suited to be flower growers. But as life happened and dreams changed, and by way of unforeseen circumstances, they found themselves at the helm of one of the most unique mental health facilities in the country.
At the Reed’s Northern Lights mental health facility, the patients mingle freely with the staff and each other. Some of the personalities are quiet and contemplative, some inappropriately humorous, and a few seductive and sexual. But all are on a shared path that will lead them, and the staff, on the road toward self-discovery and self-destruction. And, in the end, the only sanity they will discover, is that which lies in the disequilibrium of love.
Steph (Hammerman) Roach is an accomplished fitness personality and owner of Staying Driven, LLC . Over the past decade has used her influence and life experience to help shift societal perceptions of what it means to have a physical disability and be included in the fitness industry. Becoming the world’s first Level 2 CrossFit trainer living with Cerebral Palsy, and the first adaptive athlete to be signed by Nike Training, Steph is used to blazing trails for herself and those who follow after her.
No stranger to adversity, Steph understands the true meaning of the word overcome. In recent years, Steph incurred a different challenge, Surviving Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Stage 3B. In 2016, she showed the world why being fit truly pays off; especially for a fight like cancer. Now a survivor, Steph needed to take her passion for fitness to the next level. This book is a collection of stories that will hopefully not only inspire you but, motivate you. You are capable of way more than you think. All you have to do is be DRIVEN.
by K Kibbee
Deep in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest lies a town that has fallen prey to the forest. The souls of the townsfolk who vanished there over a century ago still cleave to its dilapidated buildings and yet the streets are empty, and the air is eerily still. Bent on unravelling the town’s mysterious past, 13-year-old Anne sets out on a journey that will lead her to the dark realm of the Fae Changelings, where the thirst for human children is ravenous enough to empty entire city—save one.
Cynthia Kyriazis shares with you the best organization and time-management principles of her 25-year professional career as a productivity trainer and coach. From small business owners to Fortune 500 companies, these principles are proven, effective, and most importantly, applicable to your life, work, and business.
In this touching, often humorous and very personal account, Bernie shares his 86 years of life, love, loss and laughter as an inspirational guide to what it means to age without growing old. His advice on love after 60, how to talk with family members about illness, what you should be prepared for when confronting tragedy and loss, what it means to be a caregiver to a loved one and many other of life's challenges are a must for family members young and old.
My story of grit, grace, and identity is beautiful and messy. It’s a love story; it’s about losses and wins. It’s not a heroic journey or how I became famous or wealthy. It’s the story of what happens when life is unfair and can still be exhilarating. It’s about the choices we make and how the only thing that really matters is how we live; discovering along the way, just who we are.
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It was just past lunchtime during a cold October day in New England. The brisk air carried the sweet smell of autumn as it swirled the early fallen leaves. I sat on the edge of a curb, dazed.
I was vaguely aware of my surroundings and the fresh scent. I didn’t take much note of the late afternoon traffic inching by or the crowd of people who had gathered along the sidewalks. Nor did I give thought to why I was sitting there. A large hand gently cupped my shoulder. A man kindly asked, “Are you alright ma’am?”
I glanced up at him and then back down. I stared unblinkingly at the gold and orange leaves plastered along the wet gutter. Flashing red, blue, and white lights danced across their surface. I didn’t want to make eye contact with anyone just yet. He bent down and I could feel his eyes searching my face.
His dark blue uniform looked familiar. He stood, and I slowly tilted my head up. My gaze cleared. For a moment I stared into his concerned brown eyes.
“Yes,” I managed to say. “Yes, I think so.” I followed unconvincingly.
“Are you hurt?” He came around and stood in front of me. He pointed to the elongated red stain of blood, now nearly dried on the front of my white blouse. I looked to where he pointed but said nothing.
He crouched in front of me and took my hand into his large grip. He turned my palm upward, revealing dried blood that had settled into the thin creases of my life line. His previous question registered in my sluggish brain.
“It isn’t my blood,” I said quietly.
An unusual epistolary novel of lost love, mystic fantasy, and the search for meaning in life, wrapped up in a world-wide travel log of people and places.
While on a business trip to Cambodia, a man is given a package of letters by a mysterious elderly woman. All of the letters are addressed to someone in Mexico City named, Conceição and are return addressed to locations all over the world. What the businessman finds within the letters, is the love story of a man named Vasco, in his early thirties, who has decided to recount the story of his life to his first love Conceição, whom he lost many years earlier.
At first, it is evident that Vasco seeks closure, and to rid himself of an emptiness he’s felt since Conceição’s departure. But, as one letter turns into dozens, the correspondence becomes a journey itself describing not only his desolation, but his life and adventures as well.
As Vasco, travels the world remorseful over his lost love, he begins to have strange visions of the future along with haunting dreams of a girl named Sok Meta. Continuing his journey, Vasco becomes convinced that Sok Meta is real and that she is his one, true soul mate. Consumed with passion and longing, Vasco seeks out Sok Meta, only to find that he must undertake one last, desperate leap of faith before he can know the meaning he has long sought and be with his one true love.
Mysterious Monsters is a humorous, six-book early chapter series full of mystery and adventure. When Marcus Mattigan, star of the popular show, "Monstrous Lies with Marcus Mattigan", offers to let his kids; Maddie, Max, and Theo, travel around the country with him as he exposes frauds and fakes, the trio manages to find and capture the world's most mysterious and elusive creatures – and then to hide them in their increasingly crowded basement. As you can imagine, with each book, the situation gets more and more hairy.
by Daniel Yost
NEVER FOUL A JUMP SHOOTER, A Guide To Basketball Lingo, Lessons and Laughs began as the author having fun with a few quirky basketball expressions, such as “penetrate and dish” and “a foul waiting to happen.” But then it just kept growing into a humorous look at wonderfully colorful basketball expressions.
by Tim Ortman
News Division is my personal journey through the last thirty tumultuous years of broadcast journalism. Through honest reflection, enriched by the author’s on-assignment experience and firsthand perspective, Tim Ortman provides a critical examination of the many news events and industry developments which transformed just how our television news is covered and consumed.
by Tim Ortman
In today’s thousand-channel, blog-heavy news environment, it’s tough to envision a time when everyone was, more or less, on the same page; when news coverage was less contentious and delivered in a straightforward fashion. NewsReal is a view through the lens to when such a time did truly exist.
The Book kids love to read and the AFT teacher's union president, Rudi Weingarten called "inappropriate to distribute". Educators say books like this help kids to read! Kids say, "It's just really funny to read about poop."
Don't leave your child, grandchild, niece, or nephew in the dark about Poopy. Get your copy today!
Mr. Mensch and His Magical Meshugenahmobile is an early chapter book series full of magic, adventure, and learning opportunities for young readers of all backgrounds. In each story, Mr. Mensch will instill in kids, in the most memorable and exciting ways possible, positive values and important life lessons.
In this book, you’ll follow Taimak’s inspirational, hilarious, shocking, eye-popping life story. You’ll be right there with him as he meets everyone from David Bowie to Mike Tyson, and you’ll join him as he experiences triumphs and heartbreaks in the world of Hollywood. You’ll even learn more about his relationship with Denise Mathews (a.k.a. Vanity) and his other co-stars from The Last Dragon.
Tales of Whimsy is a series revolving around a curious orb spider named Whimsy, who will do anything to find the answers she seeks. Throughout the series, Whimsy will have to face her fears, learn about the power of wishes, and teach others the value in humility, friendship, and community, all while discovering her own destiny and part she’s meant to play in the forests of Weyburn.
Read All About The Book AND book two coming in May – The Wayward Wind
Watch the launch video from author J.H. Winter and learn how to crochet Whimsy!
PLUS- this year’s big prize giveaway a Wishgam afghan crocheted by J.H. Winter.
by K Kibbee
Poor, poor Theodore. He was born a painfully awkward, near-sighted little Corgi, and things only seemed to worsen as time progressed. Despite a briefly joyous stint with his adoptive Mum, Theodore quickly found his little world crumbling with the addition of a human baby who he kept tripping, running into, and generally aggravating. It wasn’t long before Theodore found himself at the end of a short leash on a long walk down the intake line at the local dog shelter. Thoroughly disenchanted with the world, Theodore had all but given up hope of ever being anything but a bumbling, unloved, miserable little dog. Then, in walked Sam.
by K Kibbee
Cora Catlin is a misfit at best, and an outcast at worst. She feels out of place, as if everything is backward and something is missing from her life. Her well-meaning mother triess to force her unstylish physique into new school clothes while the school bullies look on and laugh. She is picked on at school and dreads the start of a new year. Her loving father fills Cora’s emotional void with sweets and ill-conceived support, leaving Cora in a tug-of-war between her parents and within herself.
And then, on her first day of middle school, everything changes when, while taking a shortcut through the woods, Cora encounters an elfin stranger who speaks to her of the magical world of Clouden, an entire kingdom hidden up in the sky. This is the kingdom, he tells her, of her real parents and where she truly belongs.
Cora can’t wait to leave her boring, humdrum life behind. As she travels to her new home, where children sprout from the ground and rivers flow with chocolate, she finds herself transformed on the outside to the beautiful girl she has always been inside. And if that weren’t enough, she has to adjust to royal parents, a talking Pegasus, a raging war, and an alluring love interest ag well.
Exploring thig new land, Cora unearths wonders and secrets beyond her wildest imaginings, discovering the meaning of true friendship, love, and what it means to feel whole in the clouds.