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by Joshua HolmesToday, artist Joshua Holmes is secure in Christ, at peace with His timing, eager to create, and ready to overcome any life obstacle. In thirty-eight years, he faced a myriad of struggles, however, before arriving at a place of acceptance. Born a fighter, from day one he defied misdiagnoses, cerebral palsy, and epilepsy. After brain surgery, against all odds he adjusted to new acquired disabilities, including visual and sensory deficits. He acknowledged stigma, embraced failure, set creative goal... more
by A. H. Nazzareno
In June 2021, a typical 30-year-old self-proclaimed car and coffee enthusiast's life was suddenly derailed. The humor-laced and nostalgia-infused debut memoir follows A. H. Nazzareno in his attempt to make sense of a rare diagnosis. Written in a hospital bed and in the immediate weeks following major surgery, courtesy of Dr. Summeroff, an uncertain yet hopeful future emerges from a villain-riddled past.
by Andrew PruettThe streams, lakes, rivers, and oceans—in these waters, I was shaped. My name is Andrew. I grew up in Rochester, Minnesota, exploring the waterways of my youth. It wasn’t until survival and combat swim training in the United States Air Force that I found God in the water. As I got older, my adventures and experiences with water continued to teach me the power water has to support life and shape the world. Now, I am a father. Just as water has shaped me into the man I am today, water is shapi... more
by Linda Murphy MarshallA professional translator, following the deaths of her parents, Marshall returns to her childhood home to sift through 40 years of contents and uses these translation skills to reinterpret objects, memories evoked by being back in her home. Many of the objects remind her of the often troubling relationship she had within the highly patriarchal family, and serve as a jumping off point for her to begin to forge a new sense of self in the midst of these objects and memories.
by Elizabeth J. Simpkins
Do you like sex, drugs, and rock n' roll? Do you know what jails, institutions, and death are all about? I don't want to be controlled, but can I control myself? Who says I have to live by society's rules?
Elizabeth J. Simpkins is an American Author who resides in Phoenix, AZ. She has been on the best sellers list (for bios on persons with disabilities) in the year 2021 for her Autobiography, "Elizabeth" My journey through control. This book is a raw and close look... more
by Michael BoyajianMike and Jeri decide to go camping. Mike’s been camping since childhood but teaches Jeri everything about camping until eventually she is the lead camper on trips with friends and family and alone together when Mike becomes ill and finds solace gazing deeply into the roaring campfires Jeri builds to help heal him.
by Stedman J. Slick Esq.This is the story of my friend Daniel. His story is one to build bridges, not walls, and to bring everyone together through Jesus Christ. We should be one union united, not divided.
by Tom Patrick McAuliffeMr. Mulligan is the uplifting true life story of world-famous champion armless Golfer Tommy McAuliffe (1893-1967). Through the turmoils of the Great Depression, the golden days of Vaudeville and World War II, Tommy McAuliffe, who lost both arms in a tragic street car accident at the age of eight, thrilled audiences around the world with his golf tricks and later in life touched their hearts with this inspiring story and life philosophy. One of the original positive thinking proponents his “No Ha... more
by Mekdela“Plus-Size: A Memoir of Pop Culture, Fatphobia, and Social Change” chronicles the rise of the body positive movement and body positivity through pop culture reviews and personal reflections. This essay collection illustrates the insidiousness of fatphobia through analyses of film, television, books, and how they affect our perceptions and treatment of others. Altogether, the essays paint a big picture of fatphobia, misogyny, misogynoir, ableism, and capitalism in American society. Furthermore, t... more
by Kaitlin ThomsonKaitlin is an energetic and imaginative girl whose life is upended at the age of ten when her parents divorce and her mother reveals a secret she’s hidden for years. Kaitlin’s father isn’t her biological dad. Kaitlin’s mother remarries an Army vet, but he is unable to connect with Kaitlin because of the PTSD he developed after his experiences in the Gulf war. Kaitlin finds refuge in God and attempts to deal with the abandonment of her first father, the hostility of her second, and the growing r... more
by Jesse FiedorAngels From Heaven is the true story of my life as a child, disabled for life, not expected to live due to horrific grand mal seizures from epilepsy. I turned my life over to God and he sent me angel after angel where I experienced the miracles that gave me life and my faith in God when I became a Christian. I never gave up and praise God for what he has done for me by sending me angels from heaven.
by Steve HaberlyThe foundation of everything we desire in life is connection. We feel broken and are in search of repair. Life without connection results in loneliness and turmoil. The Covid Disconnect is a compelling book written to help readers understand and recognize relationship connections. Haberly walks you thru the steps to take to repair the disconnect before it is forever broken.
by Lalita GandbhirLalita Gandbhir, who was born in 1938 and grew up in Pune, India, vividly and insightfully describes her family's life, spanning a period from her great-grandfather's generation to the recent past (1846 to 1990). She addresses everything from issues of caste to birthing and parenting practices to arranged marriages, family living arrangements, and customs. She covers such memorable events as the influenza pandemic of 1918, her family's periodic retreat into the jungle during epidemics of plague,... more
by Keith Mason
A man finds his unknown father on a video of a TV quiz show from 1961. Across four years he charts a sociopath's life - his dad's seven marriages, eight "new" siblings, and a murdered grandfather and crusading reporter, all set against oddball chapters of the American parade.
by Rose Cantera MarshallseaMy experiences as a B-Polar
by Raphael Cushnir
When Raphael Cushnir's marriage fell apart, he decided to stop running away from the pain and embrace it.
This led to an unintended explosion of "Kundalini" energy, as well as a spiritual awakening. Yet his awakening was anything but typical. At first it was chaotic, terrifying, and even sometimes demonic.
With his life in danger, struggling to distinguish between madness and legitimate energetic attack, Cushnir chanced upon a seasoned guide who helped him restore his ... more