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by Doreen M Cumberford
Life in the Camel Lane
Life in the Camel Lane: Embrace the Adventure is what Doreen Cumberford, a Scottish author, calls her learnoire! It is a combination of her story and the stories of other expats learned while living in Saudi Arabia for 15 years as expat employees or spouses.
The book takes the reader through the four stages of culture shock: arrival, honeymoon, frustration and adjustment stages to final acceptance followed by the retu... more
by Tania Romanov
Tania Romanov hangs from the final limb of a family tree of generations of unintentional travelers—exiles, refugees, displaced people.
She grew up with stories of exile—stories of adventure. Perhaps that’s why, as an adult, she started living her own adventures—and hasn’t stopped since.
In India, she learned that to Indians the way she mourned her husband was far less personal than their custom of dropping cremated bodies into a river; in Japan,... more
by Kristy SweetlandStark Raving Zen is the story of how one woman came home to her soul on a road trip from Minnesota to California, a journey both terrifying and beautiful. Her only physical companion through each stage of this sudden awakening was her dog, Arya, who kept her grounded through shocking revelations, heavenly and hellish visionary experiences, and an intuitive opening including a voice in her left ear that guided her, working to keep her safe as her mind unraveled. This heroine’s journey is also th... more
by Mark SimonIn 1980, in Houston, Texas, I was bullied in high school. I ignored the gang and the bullying grew worse. The first major attack was at a bonfire party and about 30 teens attacked me in my car. A number of them showed up later that night at my home and attacked my family in our front yard. My family was terrorized for months including horrible death threats of our bodies being found in a bag in bloody pieces. I was attacked with bats, chains and tire irons on multiple occasions. My friends were... more
by David ToledoSKIN, BONE, and FAT LACES - Race, Culture, and Community in Seattle is an eye-witness account of the who/what/where that happened on the Northwest Hip Hop scene from 1982-1994 which shaped Seattle’s cultural identity and its vision for race relations & social justice advocacy. The historic Dance Clubs, iconic Breakdance Crews, seminal Graffiti Artists, legendary Djs, and platinum selling Rappers are all waiting inside.
by Tommy Swanhaus
Looking to become an entrepreneur and start your own business? Before you take on your new venture learn the harsh reality of what it takes to succeed. Or maybe you are a business owner that wants to amplify or grow your existing company, but do not have the money here are some ways to achieve that growth without using physical capital. Or maybe you are someone that wants to grow within your current company, “Amplify Your Marketing, Career, and Company” has the secrets or “k... more
by Melinda Deir-Boyette
Author Melinda Deir-Boyette proves Jesus Christ is real in this powerful spiritual memoir. Get ready to be comforted, challenged, and healed by God’s glory.
I Know Jesus Christ Is Real, is a candid, spiritual and philosophical memoir aimed at adults. There is no doubt in my mind that Jesus Christ is real. Time after time, he has appeared to me to comfort, challenge, rebuke, encourage, provide, heal, rescue, or gave me a message to deliver. Hoping to bring others to a re... more
by Sara Marie AndersonA 27 year old woman returns from the gym and her life changes forever when she nearly dies from a massive cerebellar stroke.
by Laura SgroiTurning thirty is easy, but...what happens when we become a thirtysomething? What comes next shapes us in ways we could never imagine. Many of us dread our thirties, but they show up no matter what we had planned—our dreams and aspirations, our self-imposed goals, or the accomplishments by which society attempts to measure and define us. In Our Thirties explores the opportunities and challenges in this remarkable decade of life, encouraging a deeper, more mindful journey that leads to growth a... more
Never a Stranger: From her past in Croatia and Russia, to finding a son in Bhutan, to befriending women in Africa, one woman's sby Tania RomanovTania Romanov hangs from the final limb of a family tree of generations of unintentional travelers—exiles, refugees, displaced people. She grew up with stories of exile—stories of adventure. Perhaps that’s why, as an adult, she started living her own adventures—and hasn’t stopped since. In India, she learned that to Indians the way she mourned her husband was far less personal than their custom of dropping cremated bodies into a river; in Japan, that her ancestors could find her in the oddest... more
by Becky BrinkleyBeginning on the playground as a child, the love of football drove Bobby Burton through his life. Nobody expected 145- pound Bobby to play or survive college football, let alone be MVP. Follow Bobby’s adventures as a college football player, a pro recruit, an Air Force pilot, a Vietnam vet, a survivor of two plane crashes, and a father of six. A true sportsman at heart, Bobby’s humor and sports go hand-in-hand. If you like classic football or true military stories, you'll love this one.
Unfading Light - The Sustaining Insight & Inspiration of Abraham Lincoln to be published by Rowman-Littlefield/Hamilton Booksby Richard FritzkyWhile of value to all, Unfading Light will uniquely appeal to the ‘Lincolnians’ because it brings a great and diverse cross-section of champions and living lights of Lincoln from all corners of America together to focus on the same questions about him – questions that evoke rich and moving observations and considerations of him - questions that more often than not, required me, as prodded by them, to dive deep into the depths and oblique ‘nooks and crannies’ of Lincoln’s actions, thoughts and co... more
by Evelyn Kohl LaTorreAt twenty-one, Evelyn is naive about life and love. Raised in a small Montana town, she moves at age sixteen with her devout Catholic family to California. There, she is drawn to Latino culture when she works among the migrant workers. During the summer of her junior year in college, Evelyn travels to a small Mexican town to help set up a school and a library--an experience that whets her appetite for a life full of both purpose and adventure. After graduation, Evelyn joins the Peace Corps an... more
by Vicky Perrone
Vicky Perrone is a prize-winning photographer and former photojournalist, who has gone from troubled teen to adventurer and world traveler. Along the way, she's learned about life, relationships -- and herself. In these essays, she shares her unique experiences, insights, and foibles with humor and a strong dose of self-deprecation.
Vicky's life may have been "imperfect," but it's also been fascinating. She began traveling the world before she was 10 years old, and... more
by Chinamelum MenakayaGrowing up Nigerian American in America was tough by itself, but what people didn’t know was that 13yr old Chinaemelum endured physical and emotional abuse by her father. At a young age she took on protecting her mother from her fathers fist, nothing she ever did was good enough, though she tried so hard to seek approval from her father, she always fails. As Chinameleum became a preteen, her father begins to calls her a prostitute, to the point 13yr old chinamelum begins to believe her father... more
by T. R. RobinsonThe terror of an abusive spouse and The innocence of a young child.