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by Margie Smith HoltWhen her carefully laid plans for career and marriage fall apart on the eve of her 40th birthday, a risk-averse Philadelphia journalist finds adventure, love, and meaning in an offbeat Caribbean “paradise,” but two back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes threaten to blow it all away.
by Alex CharnsPoignant, philosophical, humorous, and wise. Part handbook on hockey and part memoir. The story is periodically interrupted by hilarious tips on the sport, as the author narrates his family story, including his son and daughter’s passion to play and his missteps as a hockey dad and husband.
by Gordon FrisbieBoo was a predominantly white Australian shepherd. Her only handicap, aside from bone-headed bravery, was deafness in one ear. Deafness is a common disability for the lethal white variety of this breed. She was found alone in a city park, brought to an animal shelter, and ended up with a man who had never owned a dog. For fifteen years man and dog enjoyed dog-sports, adventure, friendship, mishaps, law breaking, and (unofficial) law enforcement. This collection of stories and essays also include... more
by Gregory L Fischer
New Orleans Mardi Gras parades date back to 1857. Many people attend Mardi Gras. Fewer people participate as members of a krewe, and still fewer work year-round as artists and float builders. My cousin McKinley "Mackie" J. Cantrell, III was one of the artists and builders who worked full-time to bring Mardi Gras to life. A third-generation float builder, Mackie's grandfather began building floats during the Great Depression. By the mid-70s, "Big Mac" Cantrell had his o... more
by Sean Taylor-ColeMy story is about how other people's actions, abuses and words can impact,alter and completely annihilate your life. It shows how apathy and complicity are just as ruinous. It is a disturbing, candid and gritty memoir that reveals the deterioration of the mind when unlawful harassment is allowed to run rampant in the workplace. It reveals how this grievous and shameful abuse caused mental suffering which left me alone and vulnerable to unscrupulous and negligent people. My harassers poss... more
by Kenneth Nixon
The American mental health system is in crisis, and those affected by its shortcomings are drowning without the tools and resources they deserve and need to thrive. In Born Into Crisis, author Kenneth Nixon shares his story of growing up with a mother with severe mental illness and a family stuck in an enduring cycle of trauma. He knows firsthand the impact trauma can have on a person's life. Kenneth not only takes you on a powerful journey through his stories, he provides cogent and prac... more
by Connie EasterbrookGrief and mourning are taboo subjects-in our society, so how do you interact with the world after your daughter dies in a tragic car accident. My Daughter, Myself is Connie Easterbrook’s journey towards understanding the complex relationship she had with her daughter, Simone, and the complicated grief that ensued.
by Sara-Savannah Sparrow
Summer Fling or Soulmate?
True story of taboo love.
Sara Sparrow has spent the past decade of her life dedicated to her work, her wellness, and most of all, her young daughter. This single mom does not have time for anything else. So when a shocking court decision gives her ex shared-custody, Sara doesn’t know what to do with her time. COVID has let up a bit and she’s craving to be out again. She has a new slice of freedom, but she’s sti... more
by Patricia AngelesMidpoint: A Memoir is an immigrant woman’s story of perseverance and building a legacy future generations can be proud of. Patricia Angeles is at the midpoint of the average human lifespan. Decades of experience, mistakes, love, and loss have led her to contemplate what anyone might when they’ve lived half their life. “What kind of legacy am I leaving behind? What do I want my friends and family to remember after I’m gone? What are the biggest life lessons I can impart while I’m still here?” ... more
by Craig ReemBABY BOOMER Craig Reem’s upbringing in Los Angeles is a reflection on the life, loss, and laughter of a boy who walked toward Haight-Ashbury in the 1960s and ended up at Sears. His family’s early abandonment by his father awoke a five-year-old to the emerging turbulence of the new decade. He became an active player as both an inquisitive journalist and traveling chronicler beginning in the 1970s. This prepared him for fatherhood at the dawn of the 21st century, an effort of love and direction he... more
by James ObiThe author was born and raised in a traditional rural village in the most violently homophobic country on earth – Nigeria. His memoir tells a harrowing story – how he negotiated ostracism, imprisonment, homelessness, violence, extortion and intense persecution. But he is never a victim – drawing on his own spiritual and emotional resources, he overcomes. He seeks to understand the root causes of homophobia, providing fascinating insights into Igbo culture, history, spirituality and cosmology. Mo... more
by Michael WaldSynopsis: After practicing business law for over 35 years, the author joined the Peace Corps. This is the incredible story of that experience. Reading this book will give you a new perspective on the world and your place in it. If you or anyone you know is considering living, working, or volunteering abroad, the author sheds sunshine on what it’s truly like with a full chapter on culture burnout. For adventure travel lovers, the book unearths hidden gems that will whet your desire to explore fur... more
by Khaleel The WriterLaurence Washington, a prolific, Colorado writer and journalist, experience-driven college professor, knowledgeable mentor, movie connoisseur and true friend, departed this world in February 2021. I penned Laurence: Tales of Me & My Mentor to chronicle some of the memories we’ve shared, and the wisdom he provided me in his last five years. This book preserves Mr. Washington’s legacy, and gives others a chance to know him like I, and so many others, did.
by KRISTA MARSON
TIME TRAVELED strings together a slew of travel vignettes that are punchy and fun to read. The author seamlessly alternates being witty, poignant, or philosophical, yet never wavers from being brutally honest. This author lays herself bare and doesn't flinch whenever she feels vulnerable. Themes such as nature, history, and identity rank high on her literary list, as well as loneliness and the importance of having someone to love. Tripping over the remnants of who we used to be, this expl... more
by Maryla Mary Storm
An Inspirational Story of Grit, Determination & Love The Miracle Isn’t Surviving Cancer—The Miracle is Thriving While Fighting Cancer In a world filled with blockbuster superhero movies and a new superhero TV show every week, it’s easy to forget that our real world is filled with heroes too. Keith’s Inspirational Story Negotiating With Cancer —Survive, Revive, Thrive is a story about one of those real-life superheroes, Keith Storm. Keith’s superpower was in... more
by Barbara A. MudgeMY HOOMAN AND ME shares the true story of rescue dog, Cassie whose background reveals startling discoveries when a mysterious malady develops. With a stubborn determination to find the elusive cure, Cassie’s hooman draws on a lifetime of ingenuity while investigating a canine cancer with repulsive symptoms whose pestilence spans more than 10,000 years. An enthralling voyage written in an easy style, this memoir serves as an inspiration to caretakers everywhere - both human and hooman - on h... more