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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Hot Air

    by Charlie Suisman

    It's summer in Arnold Falls, where's the more than enough hot air to go around and. Will order be restored in this most disorderly town? Probably, but, as always in Arnold Falls, they'll take the long way home and they will definitely stop for doughnuts.

  • Five Hundred Moons

    by Buzz Anderson

    They all saw it at once. A wooden craft of sorts—as long as an ancient redwood, as tall as a river alder. It moved not with the wind but across it.

    “Look! There are men riding atop the giant craft! Some climb near the top of wooden poles. Others pull on thick twine. They are adorned in strange capes and wear odd coverings on their heads. They must be gods from the land beyond the setting sun!”

    Charquin lifted his hand high above his head in greeting. His fellow t... more

  • The Polar Bear, Chicken Soup and Friends

    by Doug Brown
    “The Polar Bear, Chicken Soup and Friends” reveals the importance of friendship. It teaches the reader that nothing should come between friends. It also reminds the reader what delicious chicken soup is and how it can always make one feel better.
  • A Heart Worth Healing

    by Cara Devlin
    Doctor Elliot “Ellie” Lennox defied society rules when she became a physician, but after a tragic mistake leaves her reputation in tatters, she has no choice but to travel west to the only place willing to have her: the rugged Rocky Mountain mining town of Sage Canyon, Colorado. It isn’t exactly a warm welcome. Sage Canyon’s mayor believed he’d hired a man, and he insists Ellie cannot possibly stay. However, giving up isn’t in her blood. As she settles into the precarious role as town physici... more
  • The Last Rhino War: A Journey of Survival

    by Rory Johnston

    This is a story of one man, Mike Delport, a professional hunter, and his journey as he is caught up in in the unspeakable violence of the illegal rhino horn trade to his redemption through love and newfound commitment to conservation. At his hunting ranch in South Africa, times are tough. Hunting of rhino has just been banned, cutting off Mike’s income. Rhino poaching is on the rise just as his income is falling. Mike is forced to consider illegally selling the horns to a crime syndicat... more

  • Tae Kwon Dog - The Power Within

    by Diane DiRoberto
    Tae Kwon Dog - The Power Within - a fun read with a mindful twist for middle-graders who love dogs and/or martial arts. In my book, Tae Kwon Dog is no longer the bone-thin, nearly bald little dog he used to be, but a strong and powerful dojang Master who shares the skills and philosophy of his martial art with other dogs who doubt themselves and lack confidence. The story features Max, a quiet and meek dog who is bullied by the Ratwailer brothers, a pair of Rottweilers who enjoy harassing other... more
  • We Shell Flip

    by Megan Levy
    The visually-compelling short tale is a story about a very special Horseshoe crab named Helen. Through Tara Victoria's stunning illustrations, parents and children everywhere will discover what happens on the beach when Helen goes woosh. Helen overcomes obstacles, discovers the power of creative expression, and digs-deep to access her inner-strength. The book teaches kids lessons about perseverance and mental endurance, and opens up a dialogue for parents and children alike to discuss wha... more
  • I Met Her Before

    by Chandra Moyer

    What if you found out your perfect childhood wasn’t so perfect? What if parts were so terrible you couldn't even remember... until now?  Marcia Thompson has always had happy memories of growing up an Air Force brat in the Philippines. Sure, her father could be controlling, but she loved living on base and exploring the jungles with her siblings. Today, she and her husband, Tony, have worked hard to give their children an equally content military childhood in Hawaii. But when th... more

  • The Other Side Of Good

    by E. A. Coe
    Reputed criminal, Theo Jackson, proposes a donation to the city for a new youth center and the mayor sends police officer, Denton Jones to negotiate the terms. Theo and Denton, once friends from the same Cincinnati tenement, took different career paths. Denton’s efforts make him a target for a corrupt city official, but a dishonest bureaucrat is the least of the city’s problems. Theo uncovers evidence that a criminal organization has set up shop in the city to facilitate human trafficking... more
  • Becoming Athena

    by Katherine Lore

    In a rural Mormon town in Utah, a non-religious girl struggles with spirituality and self-identity amongst her peers and within her dysfunctional family. To cope, she leans on science and Greek mythology, casting those around her with god-like traits, including the charming Mormon boy next door that she crowns as Apollo. Falling for him isn't in her carefully calculated plans, but over the span of several years, they develop a bond that possesses the power to both heal her heart and break... more

  • Pitch, Yaw & Roll: Identity, Love & Addiction

    by Mary Taylor

    In Pitch, Yaw & Roll, book two of the Emotional Imprints Series, we find Beth Lawrence tossed into the unknown. In July of 1979 her parents suddenly moved to the remote woods of rural New Hampshire where everything is upside down and 180 degrees different from everything she knew before. She went from being the poorest girl in an urban, all-girls, elite private school to being called a "rich, preppy, flatlander" in the co-ed, public school in a small New Engl... more

  • The Friendly Bookshelf

    by Caroline and Katherine Brickley
    Meet Bibli, a brave little library bookshelf in search of a story about someone like him . . . Once upon a time, in a library like any other, there lived a little bookshelf named Bibli who carried a BIG question on his shelves: “Could there be a story somewhere about a bookshelf like me?” Bibli is told that bookshelves are supposed to hold stories, not have ones of their own. But everything changes when he meets Cassie, a girl longing for a friend just as much as Bibli longs for a story to relat... more
  • Bullied

    by Scott Langteau

    A Mom's Choice Award Winner & Moonbeam Children's Book Award Winner!

    Written by veteran Video Game Producer and bullying survivor Scott Langteau, "Bullied" is a modern-day-inspired anti-bullying picture book that casts light on a route to self-acceptance and empowerment. Bullied follows the day-to-day struggles of 7 young targets of aggression along with their tormentors from adolescence to adulthood. Through the journey of this book, the reader discovers that acceptin... more

  • The Legend of the Green Gorilla

    by Sean Woolford
    Imagine growing up hearing a legend about a fifty-foot gorilla. Would you go in search of it? This is a story of two brothers who do! When Mark and Stu believe the tales of a huge green ape living on an island nearby and are determined to find him. His cage is surrounded by signs with one instruction: "DO NOT TOUCH!" When the boys ignore that warning, a game of cat and mouse (or gorilla and boys) begins.
  • Alexander's Infinity

    by Lidija Stankovikj
    Beset with a deep sense of alienation, Alexander, a middle-aged Scandinavian mathematician with a bent for the metaphysical, begins to question everything, from his failed relationships to his declining career prospects and the attainability of happiness. On a cold winter night, a seemingly random encounter with a stranger obtrudes onto him an unsought responsibility over a dog and a series of bargains with eccentric individuals. Caught up in piquant musings on the crossings of poetry, mysticism... more
  • The Outcasts - A Thousand Dreams of Redemption

    by Lidija Stankovikj
    The Outcasts is a story of loss, running away, hope and return. Three protagonists boldly confront a tradition-driven and repressive world. Through a series of serendipitous encounters, and against all odds, their paths intertwine at a time when each stands at a personal crossroads. Tabu is a rebellious young Muslim woman, who speaks her mind under the guise of jinn influence. Santan, an aging Hindu man, in the face of a near-death experience, suddenly discovers a new spark for life. And Cha... more