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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Twelve Feet Down

    by John Penteros
    Whoever said life would be easy … was a liar. A car wreck took away his father and his leg. But a year later, thirteen-year-old Joseph McKinnon has a mission and it begins with an underground construction project in the woods. Joe’s relying on dad’s buddy Fred to get the supplies he needs and to keep things secret from mom. Aside from that, Joe plans to finish the project alone—so he thinks. But help keeps knocking, people interfere, and the situation gets dangerous. If that’s not enough, J... more
  • The Actor? A Thriller and Love Story at the Height of the Cold War

    by Lee Welling

    “The Actor?” is a thriller and a love story at the height of the Cold War during the Cuban missile crisis. It is about the biggest star on Broadway in the 1950’s who is recruited by the CIA to lead a cultural tour to Russia. What unfolds is a fast-paced thriller, filled with danger, mystery and state secrets.

  • K My Name Is Kendra

    by Kamichi Jackson

    Fifteen-year-old Kendra James' life begins to spiral out of control with the return of her long-lost runaway sister Meisha, and the visit of a young celebrity uncle with questionable intentions. Things take a particular turn for the worse when that uncle exploits Kendra's loneliness and untreated depression and makes a move on her that sends her world into a tailspin from which she's not sure she'll ever recover. Will she survive this tragedy...or will she hit rock-bottom befo... more

  • A Fine Witch For A Cat

    by Catherine Callie
    Shadow the cat isn't great at being a cat. The little black feline's not a good hunter, and he's more likely to fall over his tail than land on his feet. The night of the big storm starts a chain of events that will find Shadow lost in a world where he doubts his purpose, his abilities, and even the good in his heart. Will he master his new-found powers to save a child from the beast that murdered his witch?
  • Dream Storeys

    by Clara Chow
    What if you could dream up any building you like? What would it be? How would constructing it change our lives? A mall self-destructs, and a single mother vanishes. A tree house for orphans and old folks is torn apart by an act of mercy. A ferris wheel becomes a political prison. In this collection of nine tales, Clara Chow examines an alternative Singaporean landscape—one that exists only on paper—and the people we might be in it. A former newspaper correspondent, she interviews nine archite... more
  • The Last Leaf

    by William Baldwin
    THE LAST LEAF, is a beautifully illustrated story about a special leaf whose courage and tenacity helps him overcome defeat. This is a story that expresses triumph over adversity and celebrates the underdog. THE LAST LEAF begins on a fine day in early spring as the newly sprouted leaves on The Great Oak Tree laugh when they see a small misshapen leaf blossom on their branch. The bright green leaves tell this odd leaf, named Crinkle, that he will surely blow off the tree with the first st... more
  • 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!"

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