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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Noodles' and Albie's Birthday Surprise

    by Eric Bennett

    It was early Summer in the Antarctic.  As the temperature climbed to a balmy
    ten degrees below zero, Noodles and his friends were spending their long days playing in the snow and belly-sliding on ice.
    Today was December 24th, and it was Noodles’ birthday.  While Noodles’ parents were preparing for his party, Noodles frolicked on the ice with his friends. A group of red jacket wearing tourists were taking their picture.   While under the sea his best p... more

  • Blood of Pioneers

    by Michelle Isenhoff
    Hannah craves excitement, but all local adventures dried up long ago, when her parents unpacked their wagon on the Michigan frontier. Then war breaks out and her father and brother leave to fight the Confederacy. Hannah is left at home chafing under the boredom of never-ending chores--until unscrupulous speculators set their sights on the unmanned farm. The one place she longs to leave suddenly becomes the one place she'll risk everything to save.
  • Father Flanagan Laments

    by Denny Goetz
    This new novel features an addled priest who struggles riotously to please his god and repress his personal demons. It's anyone's guess which compulsion will come out on top. In this Rabelaisian satire of religious and sexual mores, we follow the struggles of an all-too human man of the cloth as he grapples with the hypocrisies of church and community. "...with inevitable reminders of satirists Mark Twain and Lenny Bruce - Denny Goetz offers up an unexpected chronicle, "penned" by an artfully ... more
  • Red Mountain

    by Boo Walker
    With its astounding beauty, cult vineyards, and Bohemian culture, Red Mountain attracts characters so colorful each of them is worthy of their own memoir. Some have come to hide; some have come to start a new life; some are looking for love. These beautifully diverse inhabitants will proudly tell you that Red Mountain, like a tiny island, is a place where everyone knows each other and goes out of their way for each other. But sometimes, these same bigger-than-life characters collide, causing pro... more
  • Happy Friends: 12 Animal Stories of Friendship and Adventure, One Happy Ending

    by Patricia Furstenberg
    When you see the best in every situation something magical can happen: you make new friends and discover that clouds do taste like ice-cream! Pete is an ordinary elephant with an EXTRA-ordinary gift. Little Tail is a small dog with a big heart and an even bigger wish, to see the snow. Usual animals found in unusual situations; one thing helps them all: friends, regardless of differences, old and new. Promises a smile per page.
  • Skeleton Dance

    by C. Jai Ferry
    After the death of her mother, a young girl must survive the eccentricities of her grandmother in this award-winning short story.
  • Unraveled: A collection of flash fiction and short stories

    by C. Jai Ferry
    Step into a world of struggling fathers, aging English teachers, terrified mothers, plague-bearers, revenge artists, ill-fated lovers, and children searching for their place in life—all characters brought to life in the flash fiction of C. Jai Ferry. Ferry uses evocative language and imagery to highlight those telling moments when a person’s entire life changes from a seemingly simple decision. These bite-sized morsels, most fewer than 100 words, examine the human condition and all its bitterswe... more
  • Cat Facts

    by Ali FitzGerald

    Love and friendship conquer all trumpery in Cat Facts, a sweet story about embracing differences, playing with others, and cats! 

    Cat Facts asks the tough questions. Cat likes tiny spaces, but do they also like relay races? Facts vs. fictions make for learning and silly fun between best friends.  

  • Have You Seen My Egg?

    by Andrew Fairchild

    "Have You Seen My Egg?" is an endearing story written by multi-award winning author Andrew Fairchild. This is a children’s fiction about following your heart and allowing true love to be your guide. "Have You Seen My Egg?" is beautifully illustrated by Melissa Shultz-Jones.
    The story opens with the main character, Red the rooster, awakening from a dream. It is a dream that he has often and believes to be true, but normally roosters don’t have eggs. Convinc... more

  • Tinker - How I Became an Elf

    by John Williams
    My name is Billy. I would like to tell you about my big adventure - how I became an elf. This is the story about how I get to go to a special school, fly in a jet, go to the North Pole and meet Santa! "All of a sudden it hit me. I was at the North Pole, in Santa’s castle, standing next to Santa. This was real!"
  • Cancer, Faith & Butterflies

    by Johnny M. Sanchez
    Joe can only helplessly watch his beautiful wife, Brooke, lose her fight against breast cancer. Brooke has unbreakable faith toward God—despite her current circumstances. Joe, on the other hand, has only entertained a belief in God in order to honor his love for his wife. Not only must he cope with the reality of losing his wife, but his thoughts are constantly focused on how in the world he is going to raise their ten-month old daughter, Sara, alone. He faces grief, anger, and betrayal—which on... more
  • Curly Bear: The Little Girl Bear with the Curly, Curly Hair

    by Gerald Kosel
    What's a curly girl bear to do? Every day she does her best to tame her hair but nothing seems to work. Every day Mama Bear tells her how beautiful she is with curly, curly hair. But what do mama bears know? Or daddy bears, for that matter? Curly Bear simply wishes her hair was different - until a surprise friend shows her a new way to look at herself.
  • A Curious Host

    by Nanette L. Avery
    In her latest work of realistic literary fiction, Nanette L. Avery introduces a “plain town,” set in Pre-internet America, a time when wires connected phones to the wall, and doctors made house calls. Our unlikely guide is a yellow dog, and he unwittingly leads the reader deeper into the lives of the town’s residents. Through a masterfully constructed narrative that explores the constructs of place and history, Avery introduces us to idiosyncratic townspeople and weaves a story as humorously... more
  • The Theory of Talking to Trees

    by Karl Dehmelt
    Stephen Christiansen's life has been defined by tragedy and achievement; after experiencing horrors in his youth, he's gone on to publish three novels and works as an editor at the prestigious Bessemer Press of Baltimore. He and his fiance, Phoebe Walker, seem to have an impeccable relationship in the 8th year of their engagement. Stephen's affluence, however, is shattered when he's shot trying to stop a robbery on the street. The stranger for whom he intervenes, Isaac Sellers, is a disenfranchi... more
  • Stone of Destiny

    by Mary L. Ball
    Taylor Harrison has given up on everything but her work. After becoming the youngest CEO of Mugful’s Beverage Company, she believes life is complete--until her grandmother asks her to oversee the renovations of the family home, in addition to searching for a missing heirloom. Her first contact with what she believes is an insignificant ring, lost for fifty years, sends her life spinning. Taylor experiences strange dreams. Unexpected feelings surface that she doesn't understand. Thoughts that... more
  • Judah's Scepter and the Sacred Stone

    by D. A. Brittain
    In 586 BC, Princess Teia, daughter of Judah's last king, begins a harrowing journey after she’s rescued by the prophet Jeremiah from the burning city of Jerusalem. They flee to Egypt, where amid Teia’s efforts to cope with devastating loss comes an unexpected awakening of her heart when she meets Eochaid, a foreign prince. The two young nobles fall in love, but are soon forced to part and follow their preordained destinies of ruling separate nations. Against the backdrop of daring escapes on ... more