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  • The Sacred Blues Trilogy

    by C.T. Williams, Jr.

    The story begins on August 22, 1848 and ends on December 28, 1946.  The first book is "Breed Tucker", the second is "On Brotherhood", and the third is "Boone".  The terrain is mostly in the Carolinas and northeast Georgia, and there are three families with a strong supporting cast.

  • A Dipthong Ain't Swimwear

    by C.T. Williams, Jr.

    This is a short story anthology about the people in my home of Catchmore County, deep in the heart of the Deep South. It is for anyone who enjoys being taken away by a clean and fun read.

  • Stein, Gender, Isolation, and Industrialism: New Readings of Winesburg, Ohio

    by Duane Simolke
    Stein, Gender, Isolation, and Industrialism: New Readings of Winesburg, Ohio examines the best known work of the influential American writer, Sherwood Anderson. This book served as the doctoral dissertation of Duane Simolke at Texas Tech University, December 1996. Simolke examines Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, as it relates to Gertrude Stein, gender roles, failed communication, and the machine in the garden. Anderson's friendship with and admiration of Stein greatly affected the con... more
  • The Acorn Gathering: Writers Uniting Against Cancer

    by Duane Simolke
    Join the fight against cancer by purchasing this fund-raiser by authors Jan Chandler, Shawna R. Van Arum, Huda Orfali, Duane Simolke, Timothy Morris Taylor, and Bill Wetzel. All author and editor royalties go to funding cancer research! These stories range from gritty and controversial to gentle and touching. Starting with the West Texas setting from Duane Simolke's collection The Acorn Stories, this new anthology takes readers across several landscapes, during times of trouble, change, hope, an... more
  • Littlethumb Sneezed

    by Truant D. Memphis

    What would happen if everything in the world froze but you?

    Littlethumb Sneezed is the tale of prolific artist and renowned philanthropist Littlethumb Brooks. From the discovery of his creative genius as a child to his rise to fame, join Littlethumb on a satirical journey through the world of American pop culture. It is a life filled with love, laughter, charity, art, disguises, magic tricks, international intrigue, and unfortunately, horrible tragedy. There’s also a punk... more

  • The Unusual Investigations of Dr. Yao (English Edition)

    by Ludger Gausepohl
    These 5 short stories are about an old Chinese physician from the Ming dynasty. They describe criminal cases, solved by the doctor with intelligence and a good ability to observe, obviously much better than by the authorities. Incidentally, the reader learns something about old China. Names and circumstances of the stories are fictional. Translated from German by the author.
  • Soziotopia

    by Ludger Gausepohl
    Der junge Journalist Lukas erlebt als Korrespondent einer westdeutschen Zeitung die ersten Zeichen des Zerfalls des DDR-Regimes. Er verliebt sich in einen Leutnant der NVA und wird Zeuge, dass dieser Teil einer Verschwörung ist: Offiziere der NVA putschen unter Androhung des Gebrauchs einer Atombombe, die sie aus den Lagern der Roten Armee gekapert haben. Sie zwingen die SED zur Übergabe der Macht und beginnen mit Reformen, die zu einem echten, demokratischeren Sozialismus führen sollen. Der Jou... more
  • Die Reiseabenteuer Des Joachim Polsbroekerwould Und Seiner Freunde: Ubersetzt Und Bearbeitet Nach Der Originalausgabe Von 1841 V

    by Ludger Gausepohl
    Eine Gruppe junger niederländischer Männer reist mit Dampfschiff, Postkutschen und teilweise zu Fuß entlang des Rheins durch Deutschland und die Schweiz bis nach Mailand und wieder zurück. Dabei machen sie allerlei Bekanntschaften mit Landsleuten, aber auch Deutschen, Engländern und Franzosen und erleben manche lustige, aber auch dramatische und seltsame Abenteuer. Die Geschichte schildert sehr farbig das Leben in den dreißiger Jahren des 19. Jahrhunderts und wir erleben die Anfänge des modernen... more
  • Die Heimliche Liebe Der Friedensboten Zu Münster

    by Ludger Gausepohl
    Ein junger Jesuit kommt als Mitarbeiter des Bischofs Chigi zu den Friedensverhandlungen in Münster, die den dreißigjährigen Krieg in Deutschland und den achtzigjährigen Krieg in den Niederlanden beenden sollen. Er steht wegen seiner kritischen Haltung zur Religion und weil er sich zu Männern hingezogen fühlt im Widerspruch zu seiner Kirche und der Gesellschaft. Während der Verhandlungen in Münster begegnet er einem Mitglied der niederländischen Delegation, einem jungen Juristen aus Nimwegen. Nac... more
  • Die Ungewoehnlichen Untersuchungen Des Doktor Yao

    by Ludger Gausepohl
    9 Erzählungen, die in der Zeit der Ming Dynastie im alten China spielen. Protagonist ist ein Arzt der traditionellen chinesischen Medizin, der aber in vieler Hinsicht nicht konventionell denkt, sondern im Rahmen seiner Zeit ein freier Geist ist und seinen Weg entsprechend seiner persönlichen Philosophie geht. Die erste Geschichte ereignet sich am kaiserlichen Hof in Peking. Im Rahmen seiner Tätigkeit als Arzt für die weiblichen Angehörigen des Hofs klärt Yao den Mord an einer kaiserlichen Nebenf... more
  • 'Bittersweet'

    by p.d.r. lindsay
    In the British army of 1872, corrupt young officers play games of a different kind. Their favourite is to rape young society women in their homes. The rogues make a competition out of it. The more girls the regiment savages the greater their merriment and cheers for the winning regiment. But the victims go through hell. They can't tell anyone, not even their mothers and suffer the social shame. Their families suffer too. Banker Bryce Ackerman loses the love of his life because she is now preg... more
  • Tizzie

    by p.d.r. lindsay
    Families support and aid each other don’t they? Especially in the Yorkshire Dales, in 1887. Life can be hard but gentle, kindly Tizzie has loving help from her brother, Jack, his Scottish wife, Maggie, their three sons and one daughter, Agnes. She is happy to work herself down to skin and bones as a dairymaid for them. But though an expert in complex dairy work she is no expert at spotting the conniving plans her loving family use to enslave her. Tizzie’s one dream is to see that young Agnes wi... more
  • For No Reason

    by Kathleen Gauer

    Jamie Higgins has a problem. The new boy in her class, Brad Lugsley, keeps picking on her...FOR NO REASON! Can Jamie solve this problem without getting into trouble? And will she make a new friend in the process? Find out in this animated, heart-warming tale that will delight young readers with its colourful, realistic characters. At the end of the book, there are creative activities to engage readers and get them thinking about their own experiences and how they might handle a bullying situa... more

  • The Acorn Stories

    by Duane Simolke

    Visit the West Texas town of Acorn! Enjoy the German festival, a high school football game, homemade apple pie from the Turner Street Café, and the cool shade of a hundred-year-old oak tree. Meet dedicated teachers, unusual artists, shrewd business owners, closeted gays, and concerned neighbors. See how lives become intertwined in moments of humor or tragedy. Just be careful, because in Acorn, the sky is always falling!

    From romantic comedy to razor-sharp satire to moments of qui... more

  • Wipeout the Wave

    by William Baldwin
    Watch out... Here comes Wipeout The Wave! Wipeout wonders why he’s so different from all the other waves on the beach. Lonely and sad, Wipeout decides to travel the Seven Seas looking for waves like him. He nearly gives up hope until he makes a new friend, Surfer Steve, in the North Pacific. Together they travel for a meeting with the Wave Council of the Seven Seas where Wipeout discovers the reassuring answer he’s been searching for.
  • Ship Rats

    by Rhian Waller
    Ship Rats follows the adventures of three sisters who accidentally stow away on a trading ship bound for Jamaica. They must use their wits to survive storms, sailors and the sinister leader of the ship rats. This is a 118 page adventure story for ages five to eight (or for older people with an imagination!). It is available now on Amazon Kindle, through, on as a print and e-version and on Prices will vary according to the format. It is also available di... more