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by Marc Sherman“Curmudgeons, Conundrums and Druthers That Sail” a collection of humorous poems and short stories. Although I call these poems, I do not consider myself a poet. I consider myself as a “humorist that rhymes.” These stories are often comical and satirical. The wonderful light hearted black and white illustrations by Gabe Schleifer, bring my stories alive.
by CRAIG HURD-MCKENNEYA spiritualist with a secret to hide. A choral performer who can't fit in. A Comtesse trapped against her will and in her own body. Victorian London & the evils within will bring these three together to fight against the darkness, both personal and phantasmagorical, that threatens to consume them all.
by CRAIG HURD-MCKENNEYWinner of the 2004 Xeric Foundation Grant Living in the isolation of the Parsonage house in Haworth Village, the four Bronte children make a startling discovery: a doorway to another world! What seems like paradise soon reveals itself to be just as dark as the real world. Can the siblings resist the allure of Angria, or will they be seduced -- and destroyed -- by it? Either way, their spirits, their beliefs and their family bond will be tested to the limit!
by CRAIG HURD-MCKENNEYIf your career was at a standstill... If you were close to hitting the big time... Would you sacrifice everything to get there? In an era of ubiquitous and obsessive media celebrity, stage magician Wynter Steele is faced with this very question. Will he take his career to "the big time," or will he keep the status quo to save his relationship? Frustrated with his magic career, Wynter Steele obsessively runs routines and hustles for gigs to hit the big time. When stunt magician Blaine... more
by Anthony Phillips“Phoenix Angel Illustration” showcase nine characters from three of my published books. “Phoenix Prime One and Two”, and “Ultimate Weapon.” Two of the characters have a short story with their illustrations. The first short story is called “SpiritHawk.” He is an African American Buffalo Soldier an Ex-Musketeer, with the spirit abilities from The Wolf, Hawk, Bear and, Wolf. The second short story is titled “Phoenix Angle.” She is a covert spy for the United Nation. An Egyptian amulet gives her th... more
by Raymond DawsonThis semi true story takes place in a lush green tropical place filled with deadly snakes, crocs and sharks, it’s in exotic Borneo. “Diary Of The Wild Borneo kid” is a story about 9 year Armond, his family and two best friends Delip and Daniel. Armond is known as a ringleader and troublemaker only by the grown-ups, but to his friends he’s the go to guy for dreaming up harebrained schemes just for fun then pulling it off big time just to prove it can be done. Their plan is to build a “Longhou... more
by Michael Adam LengyelThe Mannamong - Volume 1 is a graphic novel urban fantasy series for ages 8 - 12. Set in a fictional version of earth with its own lists of mythos, the mannamong is a common topic of ancient folktale discussing Mother Nature as a deity, the world's natural order, and the conditioning of the soul. While interpreted as a myth to the common man, our main lead Kali Teal learns they are indeed real after being cured by them of an intense unexplainable illness that has plagued her for a long time. The... more
by Rory SmithWhat can the squirrels of Bryson City do to save their acorns? The Squirrel population outside of Bryson City N.C. in the Great Smokey Mountain National Park live a safe playful life until their food supply is challenged by forces outside of their control. Join the squirrel tribe as they seek a resolution to the problem affecting their safety.
by Andre Adams
Freedom Fries is a satirical, illustrated compendium featuring musings on French and American culture. My ex-wife is French (from Lille, north of Paris) and I lived there for five years. I do visit quite often and have many friends hounding me when I will move back. After the last election especially, it may be sooner than later. The experiences & frustrations I had there—as well as here as well--inspired me to chronicle them into a humorous collection of observations. It is definitely ... more
by Abrian Curington
The full-color fantasy tale of a best-friend breakup set in a world of weaving and mythical lightning sheep.
by Darryl HughesBFF's Bella and MaryBeth are just typical teenagers dealing with typical teenage stuff: the cut throat popularity contest of high school, the social minefield of social media--Boys! Their one saving grace is their unusual after school job--Being hired assassins for the mob.
by The Daley Doodle
People who travel the world live a life of smoothie bowl diets, watching sun rays glisten on the lapping waves of iris lakes and bedding down at night knowing they can sleep safe in the knowledge that everything is perfect and life is a figured out, right? Well, not quite. The Daley Doodle's illustrated journal tells the story of one clueless country bumpkin's very honest, hilarious and 'bowel movement altering' time travelling the world to lands far and wide for the best part... more
by The Daley DoodlePeople who travel the world live a life of smoothie bowl diets, watching sun rays glisten on the lapping waves of iris lakes and bedding down at night knowing they can sleep safe in the knowledge that everything is perfect and life is a figured out, right? Well, not quite. The Daley Doodle's illustrated journal tells the story of one clueless country bumpkin's very honest, hilarious and 'bowel movement altering' time travelling the world to lands far and wide for the best part of two years... more
by Allen LingSet in near-future San Francisco. Humans have mastered space travel and interspecies genetic engineering. Governments are in shambles, and corporations operate as nation-states with paid militia. Lisa, a scientist researching ground-breaking – and potentially world-ending– technology, has attracted the attention of a malevolent corporate tyrant. Daniel, along with his GMO animal hybrid guardians, fights to save Lisa and prevent global genocide.
by Jamiyl SamuelsAmani Taylor is a boy of few words until he falls asleep. When night falls, he becomes AWESOME AMANI—crime fighting superhero and defender of all that is good. Taking on life’s challenges by day and tackling superhero problems by night, there’s nothing Amani can’t do!
by Erick Kenneth French
Iphelia is the story of a sensitive child who loves to draw and is really good at paying attention to her feelings and making sense of their messages. Her story illustrates the language of feelings and teaches valuable lessons of empathy, friendship, forgiveness, creativity, and the importance and power of feeling! It is a passionate exploration of the feeling-dimension of experience, inviting children and parents alike to journey toward a deeper understanding of feelings, grea... more