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by K. Patrick ConnerRetired newspaper editor Elliott Madison has written a book about his great-grandfather's harrowing journey around Cape Horn and his great-grandmother's tragic journey west on the California Trail, the homestead they developed into a prosperous ranch in Northern California. But Madison's life is turned upside down when a woman from New York City flies out to San Francisco and tells him that she believes a distant relative, a former Civil War infantryman named Benjamin Harrigan, and his great-gra... more
by Chevron RossA failed novelist awakens one morning to find that his mother has come back to life, seven years after her funeral.
by Otto BocktopusYou probably never met anyone who thinks like Otto – laugh your way to a new life perspective! People always told Otto that working hard would lead to being more successful and that being more successful would lead to being happy. But that wasn't true. Shake your head at his antics, giggle at his tales, and come away with a whole new perspective on companies and work and laziness and happiness. --- At his first job, Otto Bocktopus busted ass and made $3.35/hour. Last year, like most ... more
by Manu NellutlaRead through an exciting rollercoaster journey of a commoner, his family and his tribe during the times of Kurukshetra war. A never before seen perspective of the epic Mahabharata, through the lens of common people. This story is not about the Pandavas and Kauravas. This story is about a common man, his family and his tribe. Janya Bharata is a commoner's epic. Ever since the Kalingas invited them to participate in a training camp up north of the Vindhyas, the Ustrakarnikas were worried about ... more
by Monty Clayton RitchingsMankind is in a flux. We are evolving, but not in pace with the needs of the Universe. As we move deeper into the cusp of the transition from Pisces to Aquarius, mankind needs to evolve more deeply and more quickly on all levels. Introducing a new species of human being, Homo Integratis. They look and act just like Homo Sapiens except their male and female aspects are complete, have different personalities and can express physically as they choose. The trick is for them to learn to cooperate an... more
by Rod PalmerLucretia became the Cinderella of Charleston’s elite by marrying the charming Russ Rutledge, but Cree’s blue-collar upbringing wouldn’t let her bask in a life of ease. She heads a reputable nonprofit that facilitates lucrative connections for Russ. Now as her marriage begins to unravel Cree mourns the life that could’ve been had she followed her passion, instead of spending so much energy proving her worth in the marriage. Teetering along depression, suddenly she finds herself staring down a Pan... more
by Kimberly Vincent- HamptonJoin Lyle, the mouse, in his adventure on Christmas Eve as he prepares to fall into a Christmas slumber. Lyle experiences the magic of the Christmas holiday while impatiently waiting for Santa Claus. Little does Lyle known that he will get to meet Santa Claus in the light of the fireplace. May the Magic of Christmas remain in our hearts and the twinkles remain ageless. This story is inspired by the curiosity, adventure, and innocence of my five children, who will forever be my little children w... more
by D. Manning RichardsIntent on enjoying life in spite of the German occupation of Paris during WWII, a spirited French woman lives an elite cultural life with an aristocrat German colonel. When her charismatic first love seduces her to spy for the Resistance, she risks her life while choosing between the two men. The story is based on true events in their actual settings and inspired by public figures who courageously fought the battle to save Paris from ruin, following Hitler’s order to destroy the city.
by Megan TromposchThe year is 2236. Global warming, war and disease have left Earth a barely habitable shell of its former self and the last surviving humans live indoors in complexes designed to protect them from the outside world. Zoey and Blythe have spent their entire lives indoors; they will live and die inside these walls. The government has done this all to keep them safe and ensure the survival of the human race. Or have they? When Zoey discovers that the situation is far worse than they have been led to ... more
Dare to Survive: Based on the true story of a woman conned and imprisoned in South America for drug traffickingby Carolyn V. HamiltonSan Francisco businesswoman Cathryn Prentis’ dream of visiting Peru’s Machu Picchu turns into a living nightmare on October 21, 2003 when she is arrested in the Lima airport and charged with transporting cocaine. Advised by DEA agents, Peruvian lawyers, family and friends to plead guilty and do anything she can—legally or illegally—to escape Peru, Cathryn must choose: should she plead guilty or should she maintain her innocence and risk a deadly prison sentence? And can she overcome a fore... more
by Mark Linden O'Meara
Teach Your Child About Teamwork, Trusting and Letting Go
Captivated by a rainbow appearing high in the sky, a raindrop desires to find how rainbows are created. With its own idea of how to achieve its goal, the raindrop eagerly begins a journey on it own. Struggling ensues, while its friends happily swim by advising the raindrop that there is a better way!
Should the raindrop abandon its belief that it knows the way? Should it trust its friends?&... more
by Benjamin VanDykeEvery moment can be a teaching moment with your little one! "Where did the Sun Go? A bedtime story" is full of teaching without waiting to be asked a question. This bedtime book follows a day in the adventurous life of a little girl whose curiosity grows with each new page. Join in on the learning and ask questions about her father's teachings about the world around them. From sunrise to sunset and from near to far, the Sun plays a huge part in our lives. Learn about the Sun while enjoying... more
by Alex StormTravis Tanner was on the management track at Whataburger in Houston. He gave that up to become a film maker in LA. Ever since he made that sacrifice, things haven’t gone to plan. The only ray of light in this bleak, merciless town is Rachel. When Travis is with Rachel, the future feels possible. He can dream again. He matters. But he can’t be with Rachel. She has a conniving hell hound named Mr. Underwear who hates Travis and seems intent on getting rid of him. To spare her dog, Rachel has put t... more
by Keegan BrownIn My Papa, My Prince, a quartet of hardworking princesses await a waltz from their hardworking Papa princes, when one little girl’s dance hopes hit a roadblock.
by Ian Anthony HollisIn a small unaffected village outside of the city, the townsfolk of a close-knit community rarely leave and they even more rarely have any visitors. So when a young man named Adam arrives, the village is feverish in welcoming the newcomer. It’s not long before the tranquility of the halcyon settlement is disturbed with off-kilter ordeals, setting into motion a series of events affecting each dweller. With In a Small, Quiet Village, author Ian A. Hollis brings a slice of life story with intri... more
by Jo EmoyonNosa, a young man from an indigent background, has aspirations to succeed in life. For him, leaving Nigeria is one of the ways to achieve that success. Still, he is resolutely against travelling by land to Europe, a common route for many and Leo’s proposal for overcoming their respective challenges. Leo is Nosa’s best friend and Nosa tries to convince him against embarking on such a perilous journey. However, events conspire to force him into joining Leo and others on the journey. Thus begins a... more