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by Lesley LoweInspired by true events, Autumn Gold celebrates the indomitable courage embodied by young biracial lawyer Vashti Warner. At age 34, Vashti radiates good health and is an excellent litigator in a district attorney’s office where she seeks to make a difference in the lives of the disadvantaged and disenfranchised. Suddenly she is diagnosed with multiple myeloma, and undergoes high-risk medical treatments never parting with her humor or passion for life—and in large measure buoyed by her renewed re... more
by Bill Dutcher
Like a mosaic, my book is composed of bits and pieces of memories dating back to the end of World War II. Its goal is to show what a balanced life looks like. From running my own neighborhood gang of "Little Rascals" to turning a journalism degree and a $500 investment into a family owned, multi-million dollar oil and gas producing company, my life has felt like a balancing act on a roller coaster. In this book, written as a septuagenarian sesquipedalian, I look back on my eff... more
by Paul W. J. O'Brien“Big Wheels Rolling On” portrays many events that transpired over several decades in the author’s life, the majority as an adult. From funny things that happened to dangerous life threatening situations, the short stories contained in these pages center around real life interactions with key players that were a part of Paul’s life. A canoe trip that “went south” to a near death experience while trucking. While flying, a near miss with a flock of geese, to loneliness and fear in a serious blizzar... more
by Rima PandeAgastya Raj has a stroke that leaves him paralyzed from the neck down and unable to speak. As he lies in bed enveloped by a circle of love and care orchestrated by his wife Khushi, he shares with us the tumultuous thoughts that swirl in his mind. In this fictionalized narrative, Rima Pande immerses herself in her father’s consciousness to become his voice, bringing to you the story of her parents, her father’s illness and her powerful, giving mother. His Voice is a sensitive portrayal of deep fa... more
by Daniel D. Lee
FORTUITY, LOVE, AND ADVENTURE FORGE A PATH TO HEALING WHEN LIFE MEETS HISTORICAL FICTION
A father and son, whose lives were tattered by divorce and addiction, reunite and move to a new city to start over. They receive a strange inheritance from an unknown ancestor who died eighty years before—Valentine T. McGillycuddy—the first topographer of the Black Hills in South Dakota, a field surgeon during the Indian Wars, the first Indian Agent at Pine Ridge, and th... more
by Kathy Haley Buhrman
“Jack, did you hear the whistle? Live your life with passion, son. Always listen for the whistle.”
In 1984, the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad sold a 100-mile line of railroad track to retired USAF pilot and real estate entrepreneur, Jack Haley, who had a dream to buy a railroad. A year later on Christmas Eve 1985, Jack, as president and chief executive, took possession of their Iowa Division, renaming it the Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad, having secured a $75 million ... more
by Mark Langan
JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I’D SEEN IT ALL...
In his award-winning book Busting Bad Guys, narcotics sergeant Mark Langan told gripping street stories about bookies, drug dealers, and ladies of the night.
Now Langan tells more true-crime stories and those of his fellow Omaha police officers in blue—
- Sharp-shooting snipers who made a split-second life-and-death decision in Omaha’s most infamous hostage standoff
- The bust that took down the Hells Angels a... more
by Steve KravetzTHis is a tribute book to Darlene, my wife of 28 years, and the force behind our involvement with Dog Rescue for over ten years. First two years as volunteers, then eight years a owner of our own 24/7 non-profit Dog Rescue. Each of the hundreds of dogs that came across our door had a story, and I have picked out over twenty stories of our dogs, with pictures to bring a smile or two to your faces. The book also gives insite into the rescue business and how important the volunteers that give mo... more
by Cat Ellington
Hot on the heels of More Imaginative Than Ordinary Speech: The Poetry of Cat Ellington comes a riveting and remarkably uplifting compilation of free verse that was erected to witness the uncommon life of its distinctive authorship in the captivating art of Gogyohka poetry.
Introducing Memoirs in Gogyohka, an alluring, albeit double-edged, biographical account inspired by the diaries of Cat Ellington.
Highlighting a selected assemblage of Ellington’s random diary entries from... more
by Martha LouiseMarried to Merlot is a true story of love and loss, of one man’s vulnerability and fragility after experiencing the trauma of the Vietnam War, and of one woman’s desperate attempt to make sense of her shattered world and the tragic events that occur. It is a chronicle of the progression of his depression, anxiety and alcoholism and the toll his sinking mental health takes on his family. Within the book’s pages the author describes her own desperation and her desire to heal and maintain her emoti... more
by Laura WhitfieldWhen Laura Whitfield was fourteen, her extraordinary brother, Lawrence, was killed in a mountain climbing accident. That night she had an epiphany: Life is short. Dream big, even if it means taking risks. So, after graduating from high school, she set out on her own, prepared to do just that. Laura spent her first summer after high school on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, a magical few months filled with friendships, boys, and beer. There she met a handsome DJ whom everyone called “Steve the D... more
by James McEachiinThe road has been hard, and the road has been long... In his own words comes the song of James McEachin's his-story, his early years were spent in segregated North Carolina where he had few opportunities to know what was beyond the cotton fields and shanties of Rennert. The move to Hackensack, New Jersey opened his eyes to new possibilities and there he fell in love with the uniform, joining the Army at just 17. It was during his second hitch that he would experience the darkest of days, t... more
by Mark Langan
13 seconds of pure terror in a shootout with a drug dealer... Real crime. Real-life cop stories.
Sergeant Mark Langan relives his front-row seat working the seamier side of crime during his decorated twenty-six-year career from youngest rookie in 1978 to narcotics sergeant on the Omaha Police force.
Langan caught bold burglars who silently entered homes to get thrills off of touching sleeping victims. He hit bookie joints in smoke-filled bars, squeezed snitches for information, an... more
by Margaret J. MoschakTo save yourself and your family from the destruction the alcoholic brings to your life, you must turn away and learn how to take care of yourself and your loved ones. This is not easy. Most of us have been raised to love and care for the people in our lives. To break this tradition is heart wrenching and nearly impossible. Few can do it alone and the author found the Al-Anon organization of tremendous help. Here are the author's struggles as she battled to find her way to a new satisfying life ... more
by Michael N. SeverIn the fall of 1993 author Michael Sever smuggled $10,000 to family members in war torn Yugoslavia. He undertook this mission to honor his father who passed away earlier that year. But prior to the harrowing border crossing, (with a forged visa), and subsequent monetary handover, he traveled through Europe on the cheap. While planning and plotting, he experienced nearly the whole gamut of Europe, from artistic to atrocious, from silly to somber. This journal details those two months of adven... more
by Arlo Hennings10 years 10 spells about true stories as an expat living in Bali.