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by K.E. Bosley
A Great Day for Ice Cream is a fiction anthology about everyday people who encounter unexpected events in love, careers, marriage, and other matters of life.
by Maura LinAny Joe is a novel about Joe and Cherie, two young people who must negotiate their environment, and family and peer influences in the morally ambiguous, sexually-infused culture of the 1990’s and early 2000’s. Can they stay true to themselves, or will they succumb to the worst effects of adversity? Their story is one we can all relate to on some level: How do any of us navigate the effects of environment and culture when their messages conflict with our values and our own autonomy?
by Mukana PressWho are Africa’s most promising emerging short story writers? Mukana Press sought to answer this question by scouting the continent for largely undiscovered talent. The result? This collection! Africa’s stories have largely been relegated to themes of poverty, and war; yet there is so much more brilliance, texture, and layers to our stories. This collection seeks to provide a platform for the rest of the world to become acquainted with the excellence of talent outside of the mainstream, as we... more
by Ken WhiteWhat we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others is, and remains, immortal. Mikey Wright is a normal 13-year-old. With normal problems. Until the day he finds out his dad has cancer. Getaway Day chronicles Mikey's journey to save his father's life and learn the meaning of his own. His journey to help his father takes him from the safety and security of his home town of Modesto, California, to Anaheim, Chicago, and back down Route 66. Along the way, he's helped by some ordinary and e... more
by Naveen SridharAn outbreak of war with the Hittities is imminent. Queen Nefertari of pharaoh Ramses II resolves to preserve peace. This is the untold story behind the first Peace Treaty between ancient powers (displayed at the UN Headquarters in New York).
by Tammie AdeleFaced with the mortality of her beloved mare, Beauty, and while trying to provide guidance and support to her twelve-year-old niece, Trina starts to reminisce her twenty-year friendship with Beauty. Trina was a shy and nervous twelve-year-old that wasn’t just happy in the shadow of her big sister, Talicia, but actively sought it out. This happened despite her not really noticing or caring that she and Talicia had been cast from the same mould, being physically similar, having similar names an... more
by Jen ParkerJane has gotten used to wading through life with zero goals and even less ambition. When her grandmother says that all she wants for her eightieth birthday is for Jane to track down a painting from her college days, it means she’ll have to re-join the art world she left behind and, even worse, find that bitch Ridgeley. Then again, Jane really could use an epic “hike the Appalachian Trail but still go to work”-type journey to get her off her butt. And she’s not the only one. Her best friend Elle ... more
by Walter Stephen GeedingJack and Jim, two footloose, lifetime friends and beer drinking buddies, are out back-roading when they spot the cabin. Aha, it’s treasure, treasure indeed, and much more. As Jack runs out with some little gold figures, deputies start shooting. They have discovered a way to travel the time road disguised as a dilapidated shack. The only problem is those deputies. A “start no violence” command is broken; now, travelers must dodge lawmen. Jack throws the gold back in; time returns to normal. Some ... more
by Neal Sellers
Gregory Que (pronounced “Q”), takes readers on a literary ride, bobbing, weaving and sparring with them about his exploits, sharing wisdom and secrets with wit, sarcasm and blunt honesty. He believes he is writing a “how to” book, but readers will ultimately surmise correctly that his profferings revolve around women in his life, four in particular with whom he shares secrets involving his past, present and future. A charismatic, complex, self-proclaimed “ladies ... more
by Gregg McBrideBiron the bee isn't sure he wants to be like the rest of the bees in his hive. But he doesn't know what he would be good at besides making honey. Thus begins the delightful adventures of a sprightly little bee with a big imagination. When all of Biron's exciting ideas are discouraged, he wonders if any of his dreams "as big as the sky" can come true. His amusing exploits take him from honey homes to spaceships with wings, until he's finally reminded of the importance of believing in himself—"the... more
by John LebenAmy, a twelve year old girl, lives under a glass dome. Her friend Gus is a grumpy 100 year old tortoise, who barely survived the ravages of global warming in his younger days. Amy narrates Gus's story of environmental disaster, when the forests burned and humanity almost destroyed the planet. Gus remembers that technocrats called Bald-Headed Suiters were in charge of the survival of humanity. They cared little about the planet or the animals that populated it. Their solutions were short-sigh... more
by Leah T. WilliamsSeventeen-year-old Kadeem is suspended after yet another fight at school. Frustrated, his single mother takes him to her native island, St. Kitts, where she leaves him with her father. Away from his video games and distracting city life, Kadeem must either sink or swim in his new environment. Neither Out Far Nor in Deep, explores Kadeem’s peculiar journey in his mother’s homeland with an even more peculiar man sporting a heavy Caribbean accent. While navigating his new environment, Kadeem connec... more
by Izzy AbrahmsonLife in The Village is rarely quiet or uneventful, but after The Village Twins are born, everything gets even crazier. Adam loves to create elaborate pranks. Abraham usually takes the blame. As teens, they both love Rosa, a wandering princess. But the Russian army is looking for Adam, who falls for Rivka Cantor, but she thinks he’s Abraham.… Confused? Imagine how they felt. Every chapter will take you deeper into the Black Forest. You’ll laugh and smile, and perhaps shed a tear. The Village... more
by Annabel Thomas“Reading Annabel Thomas is to appreciate a master at the top of her craft. In three novellas, Choices uses the backdrop of rural Ohio to introduce real people wrestling with universal challenges. In ‘Dorsey and the Amishman,’ young love is caught in the crosscurrents of cultures that intertwine yet stand distinct and separate. In ‘The Lost Book,’ mature love faces physical and mental decline, as well as the demands of mortality itself. In ‘Tuesday at the Airport,’ an aging woman searches for m... more
by Kerice RobinsonCaribbean illustrator Kavion Robinson's oil paintings beautifully portray a father and daughter's heartwarming bond in "Dad Is My Best Friend." The reader will learn why Angela's dad is her best friend as she recounts all the fun things they do together. Racing, bike riding, and push-ups are some of the things Angela loves to do with her dad. Readers will have the chance to count and interact with Angela and her dad while they exercise.
by Lin Hawthorne
In Mom’s Not Wipin’ Your Bum, Zeke's mom teaches him all about potty training and he takes us on his imaginative bathroom adventure, ultimately learning to wipe himself. It's the launch of a long list things he can do “by himself!” With whimsical illustrations and fun humor, the book captivates kids and parents alike and opens the door to dialogue about responsibility and steps to learn it. It's chock full of helpful tips for all the boy moms who n... more