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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Brief Instructions

    by Paul Luikart
    In the midst of lives punctuated by blood and fear, mercy arises in surprising places. Turtle glimpses what could still be, even after he shoots himself in the head. Neal owes money to bad men, but a noisy bird in a tree saves his life. Marnie loves Trig and she’ll get them from Chicago to Seattle no matter the cost. The flash fiction pieces in Brief Instructions, my new chapbook, reveal characters struggling like their lives depend on it for a second chance at real life. Fans of Nelson Algr... more
  • The Runaway Dandelion; Adventures in SustainAbility

    by Jill Regensburg
    A once idyllic meadow, home to animals, birds, insects, wildflowers and ancient apple trees is clear cut by a bulldozer to make way for new construction. Miraculously, there is one survivor...a lonely little dandelion. When her golden petals turn to white fluff, she takes flight in search of a new home. We get a bird's eye view of her journey over many big houses and manicured green lawns. When she spots a lush green meadow, surrounded by wetlands, we follow her down to earth, and cheer as she p... more
  • Ladybug Junction, Book IV

    by Renee Barnes
    A wave of terror ran through the tiny mayor as he received the news that the crows were on a rampage and planning to attack all the insect villages within the Evergreen Wood. While frantically considering his options, Spike the turtle appears and offers his assistance. Spike suggests they go over to see Katrinka the frog and perhaps she will have a solution. To save time, they all pile on Spike's back for a rather wild ride to Katrinka's place. There were several forest friends alread... more
  • Futura: A Novella

    by Jordan Phillips

    By the year 2050, Paris is a stark contrast from other large cities, which had long ago morphed into ultramodern metropolises, where every new building was practically a city within a city. Even in France, humans cannot escape the fact that the Invisibles have taken over. Some come in the form of microscopic chips that are embedded practically everywhere, while others are more visible because they power robots. Humans were suddenly underutilized, and they would be forever.

    Past futurist... more

  • 4 Spanish-English Books for Kids: With English-Spanish Pronunciation Guide

    by Karl Beckstrand
    (Language learning) 4 libros bilingües para niños. Comes with full text and pronunciation guide in both languages, beginning vocabulary, finding and counting activities (ages 3+/ESL), multicultural characters; 100 illustrations, about 2,500 words by award-winning author Karl Beckstrand (The Bridge of the Golden Wood), additional art by Channing Jones and David Hollenbach; available in English-only, Spanish-only; soft cover, hard cover, and ebook; 8”x10” children’s Spanish picture book with diver... more
  • To the End of Days

    by Arnold Holtzman
    Adult fiction, action saga begins in 1898 in the Ukrainian forests near the Polish border. Before her death in the wake of a Cossack pogrom, a mother delivers a mysterious, cryptic message/prophecy, to her two very young sons who alone escape the killings. A tale with rich Old Testament narratives, the two children are soon forcibly separated. Neither the passage of very violent years, the eventual crossing of oceans or the uncertain, aggressive ambitions of those whose lives merged with their... more
  • Ellie Anders: The Impossible School Project

    by Craig Kunce
    Ellie Anders has a good life. She has wonderful parents, a furry dog named Sam, and a pretty-okay little brother. She plays tennis, eats pizza, and swaps toys and games with her best friend Lex. But a new school project is threatening to disrupt it all. Her free-spirited teacher, Miss Parker, has assigned an impossible project. Ellie must choose who’s more important to her—her mom or dad.
  • Pepper Zhang, Artist Extraordinaire!

    by Jerry Zhang

    "Pepper Zhang, Artist Extraordinaire!" is a children's book born out of a father's mission to write a book for his daughter that doesn't currently exist: an inspirational book with a strong Asian girl as the main character. Yes, Pepper Zhang is Asian, and no this book is not a book about Asian culture -- it's just a fun and dynamic story that children of all backgrounds can enjoy! At its core, "Pepper Zhang, Artist Extraordinaire!" is an extraordinary story... more

  • Forlorn

    by Gina Detwiler

    "They're closer than you think." A group of teenagers take on the demonic world in order to free one of their own from an eternal curse.

    Bad luck seems to follow Grace Fortune wherever she goes. She was orphaned at a young age, and her musical talent got her accepted to a prestigious school for the arts, where she was caught in the middle of horrific school shooting that nearly takes her life.

    But then she meets gorgeous loner, Jared Lorn, and falls madly in love. Th... more

  • Raising the Blackbirds

    by Edward F. Moncrief
    Raising the Blackbirds traces the life of Sixto Torres, a Mexican national who comes to the U.S. at the age of twenty four in search of greater opportunity for himself and his family. The story begins with Sixto’s life as a child in San Ciro; his “coming-of-age” experiences as a student attending a Catholic seminary and his struggle to lay aside that vocation. It follows Sixto’s efforts, after the death of his father, to care for his mother and siblings; and describes his marriage to Elida and h... more
  • Gregory and the Grimbockle

    by Melanie Schubert
    This is a tale about another world within our own. It’s a world of mysterious magical devices, cockroach steeds and the invisible threads that connect all of humanity. This is the tale of Gregory and the Grimbockle. Gregory is a young boy of ten who thinks he must be the most unfortunate boy who ever lived. He barely has any friends and is the object of jokes and jabs from his, often disagreeable sister. If that isn’t bad enough, poor young Gregory has recently developed an enormous an... more
  • 978-1544261539

    by Ebony Troncoso
    A heart felt story told by a child who cherishes nothing more than spending time with her mother and begins to realize that moms really do have super powers! "Mommy And Me" displays the strength single mothers possess within an African American household. It sheds light on the hard work and sacrifices mothers make everyday for their children.
  • Violet Shadows

    by Melanie Rose Huff

    She entered Nazi-occupied France in the summer of 1943, seeking only a worthy death in the service of a noble cause. She did not expect that her quest for death would, in the end, teach her how to live.

    Violet Shadows was chosen as the winner of the novella category for the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. It can be enjoyed as a stand-alone, or as a companion novel to 2012's Ashford.

  • Ashford

    by Melanie Rose Huff
    When seventeen-year-old Anna is sent on a tour of Europe by her grandmother in the summer of 1939, she thinks it will be a chance to see the world, to expand her horizons, and even, if she can escape the scrutiny of her exasperating chaperones, have some adventures. Soon, however, the threat of war turns to reality when Hitler invades Poland, and Anna and her companions find themselves stranded in England. Though at first Anna feels isolated and alone, she soon finds friends in the kind Bertr... more
  • Son of the Moon

    by Jennifer Macaire
    Alexander the Great journeys to India, where he and Ashley are welcomed with feasts and treachery. With their son, Paul, being worshiped as the Son of the Moon, and Alexander’s looming death, Ashley considers the unthinkable: how to save them and whether she dares to cheat Fate?
  • Legends of Persia

    by Jennifer Macaire
    When Ashley Riveraine jumped at the chance to travel back in time to meet her hero Alexander the Great, she never thought she would end up staying there… Following Alexander the Great’s army on its journey across Persia, Ashley is walking the knife edge of history. As a presumed goddess, Ashley is expected to bless crops, make sure battles are won and somehow keep herself out of the history books. Can Ashley avoid the wrath of the Time Institute while keeping the man she loves alive?