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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Sailing South 'til the Butter Melts

    by LeCain Smith
    Most cats don’t dream about sailing around the world. Neither did Chowder. But in the 1990’s, she somewhat reluctantly joined her caregivers, Captain Lee and mate Sheila, on a voyage that lasted six years, covering over 45,000 miles while visiting foreign lands and remote paradise islands. \tIn this first of three books based on her true life sea adventure, Chowder reveals how she left her home on land and got her sea legs onboard a forty-three foot sailboat that Lee had built. While they sail ... more
  • Runaway Train

    by Lee Matthew Goldberg
    They told me I was an out-of-control train about to crash… Everything changed when the police officer knocked on the door to tell me – a 16-year-old – that my older sister Kristen had died of a brain aneurysm. Cue the start of my parents neglecting me and my whole life spiraling out of control. I decided now was the perfect time to skip town. It’s the early 90’s, Kurt Cobain runs the grunge music scene and I just experienced some serious trauma. What’s a girl supposed to do? I didn’t want ... more
  • Attention, Distraction, Possible: Three Plays

    by Elle Crane
    A debut collection of three dramatic works. "Attention" is a full-length play that examines technology's effect on human communication. "Distraction" is another take on technology by way of a one act play set in an American nail salon. "Possible" is a one act play about healing from grief (2018 Council on the Arts award recipient).
  • The Pink Mutiny

    by A E Spencer
    When Amelia’s psycho army-officer husband shatters her dream life of ‘Liberated Woman’ and she screams “Me too”-her voice sinks in the commotion of the historical Sepoy Mutiny of the British-India in the year 1857. Forced to run for her life, Amelia descends on Lucknow’s streets and intends to navigate her way to London through Calcutta port. But the Civil War and her white skin create too many impediments for her. When she stumbles upon a secret that could result in genocide of thousands of... more
  • Harry Harambee's Kenyan Sundowner: A Novel

    by Gerald Everett Jones
    Intrigue on the white sands of the Indian Ocean. From the award-winning author of Clifford’s Spiral. A lonely widower from Los Angeles buys a tour package to East Africa on the promise of hookups and parties. What he finds instead are new reasons to live. Aldo Barbieri, a slick Italian tour operator, convinces Harry to join a group of adventuresome “voluntourists.” In a resort town on the Indian Ocean, Harry doesn’t find the promised excitement with local ladies. But in the supermarket he me... more
  • Bucky McGuire: The Adventures of a Prairie Boy

    by Bryan Foy
    Twelve-year-old Bucky McGuire climbs aboard his family’s covered wagon and heads west in 1867. Wrapped in buffalo robes, young Bucky watches the new world unfurl before him and dreams of the possibilities of frontier life in post–Civil War Illinois. Bucky soon learns he will need every ounce of his considerable grit and good heartedness to assist the McGuire clan tame their new surroundings. There are crops to protect from a biblical plague of locusts, a cowboy posse to join when a fierce bl... more
  • Crimes Against Posterity

    by A.R. Miller
    In the not-too-distant future, the dire consequences of environmental destruction and Internet dependence are making themselves known. Who will emerge in defense of tomorrow? Told through a unique literary voice, Crimes Against Posterity is the coming-of-age tale of an environmental revolutionary. Its pages push the boundaries of storytelling and what is possible when the collective will is made manifest. A must-read for anyone who believes in the possibility of a better tomorrow.
  • Hello, Rest of My Life

    by Rick Lenz
    When Danny Maytree, an ambitious young 1970s film actor, met Samantha on a blind date and fell in love, he decided he no longer cared about Tinseltown stardom. He still acted sometimes, but he became a writer too. Now married and in their seventies, they find a dog whose faded tag has the name “Tali” and a Beverly Hills phone prefix from fifty years earlier. Writing a time travel novel in 2021, Danny gets a call from a mysterious, velvet-voiced acting agent. He has a meeting tomorrow in ... more
  • The Fools' Circus: Lost Pup

    by Dani Rei
    Never stop improving. Never reveal your location. Never protest the Fools' King. By signing this contract, you agree to live under Rex's command, at the mercy of the stage. Failure to abide by these rules will result in contract termination or worse. Blake Avery has dreamed of this opportunity for years, and quickly falls in love with the hidden world of his favorite circus. As an outsider, he expected the other members to outcast him, and he could've guessed he'd have to prove his worth.... more
  • Ten Thousand Rocks

    by Ndirangu Githaiga
    Will’s abrupt decision to leave his medical practice in Atlanta and take up a new job in Virginia Beach catches Laura by surprise. But moving back to their hometown was always going to be complicated since Will never told his family about their eight-year marriage. Still fresh in their minds is the stinging memory of Laura’s disastrous first meeting with his parents, particularly his mother—for whom a white daughter-in-law is an anathema. As Will settles into the tedious routine of his new jo... more
  • The Last Good Day

    by John L. Lansdale
    As the Civil War draws to a close, Major Rance Allison is injured in one of its last battles. He later awakens in an enemy field hospital only to find out he is now on the same side as those he was fighting. The war is over. Missing a limb, his home and his family, Rance sets out to find a new life for himself. Along the way, he encounters B.W., a Native American Union soldier on a similar journey, and a young orphan named Tommy. The three riders set off without a purpose, but soon find they wi... more
  • Potty-Training Day

    by Akilah Trinay and Ziana T. Washington
    Together ZiZi and Mommy explore the joys, challenges and frustrations when transitioning from being a baby into becoming a Big Girl. Potty Training is not a one-size-fits-all process, and everyone experiences it differently. Potty-Training Day celebrates that space in between where your little one is curious and ready and as a parent you are eager and scared for what a potty-trained baby really means.
  • Made by Sea and Wood, in Darkness

    by Alexandros Plasatis
    Made by Sea and Wood, in Darkness takes place in and around a 24/7 harbourside café in a Greek town. It tells the story of the Egyptian immigrants who work as fishermen on the trawlers and other outcasts who hang around the café and the harbour. Each chapter is a stand-alone short story and each story is a step further into the darkness and light of a novel where the Egyptian fishermen, the beggars, the cafe's servers, the prostitutes and the spat-upon homosexuals become the grotty heroes of the... more
  • Disrupting Destiny

    by Jan Foster
    1536 – Hunted, hiding for a century, two outcast Fae soulmates have their dreams of freedom and eternal life ripped apart after a violent confrontation with a ruthless figure from Annabella's secret past. Racing against time itself forces Annabella to choose - confront or flee from her destiny. The shadowy realm she knew before haunts her and rebellion looms. To avert catastrophe, she must challenge history, as well as accept a solitary future. Once a mortal, homebody Joshua must desperately n... more
  • Because the Sky is a Thousand Soft Hurts

    by Elizabeth Kirschner

    “We need more voices like Elizabeth Kirschner's, whose words connote the reality of trauma, illness, neurodivergence, and beauty through the juxtaposition of her own associative metaphors, similes, and images. A published poet and memoirist, she also proves adept at fiction. These are not conventional stories but quantum fictions.”

    —Kevin Richard Kaiser, editor-in-chief of Punt Volat and author of  An Ethics Beyond: Posthumanist Animal Encounters and Varia... more

  • The Dark Descent

    by Kimki Kita

    After the loss of her grandmother, Kokoro will face the biggest challenge of her life: psychosis. Based on true events, this autofiction will spiral you down the path of a mentally ill twenty-year-old in Southern Ontario, Canada, who has to fight for her sanity.