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by Jeannine HenveyHigh school is hard enough. Imagine having to keep a secret that can change your twin’s life. Sixteen-year-old twins, Stella and Peter, move cross-country with their parents to start fresh and leave their former life behind. Will the past determine their future, or will they finally get their happy ending? Peter and Stella may be twins, but individually their struggles are one of a kind. From the outside, they seem like two kids just trying to find their way at a new school, but behind clo... more
by Jenny Knipfer
Just as Robin Holcomb settles into married life with her husband, Willis, on his aunt and uncle’s farm in Wisconsin, WWI calls Willis away. With an unknown future and a child on the way, Robin makes the best of life among people she barely knows.
After the birth of her child, Robin struggles with depression and battles to overcome her inner demons before despair and hopelessness drive her to attempt to take her own life. Will Robin survive her dive into postpartum depression, let ... more
by Charlie GriffinIndy and Jenny is a children’s picture book based on the true story of an abused and abandoned pit bull who was discovered and rescued on Independence Day. He only survived because a chain of empathetic and compassionate people did not give up on him. We initially track his journey in parallel to Jenny’s own: she is new to the city and lonely. She is looking for work, surrounded by strangers, and in need of loving friendship. When the two come together, we recognize that Indy has a Jenny-sized h... more
by Jean Illingworth2039 Forced from her home in York by flooding, fifteen-year-old Lexey goes to stay at her Aunt Jenny’s farm, high on the North Yorkshire Moors. Lexey’s father is missing abroad, and when her aunt joins her mother in her search for him, Lexey is left alone with no power, no means of communication and rapidly dwindling food supplies. Lexey will need to grow up fast, learn to live in a new way, redefine what family means and work out who she can trust… and who she can’t. Whilst this sto... more
by Mike StonerWinner of the Guardian Self-published Book of the Month. A story of travel, loss, reinvention, a little quantum physics and a persistent dead girlfriend. Newbie travels to Indonesia to reinvent himself and forget his past. His girlfriend has died and he wants no more painful reminders, no more memories, no more missing her. The trouble is, she's followed him there. Club-land bosses, prostitutes, shaman, damaged expats, they all help with his reinvention. The local mushrooms, jungle gras... more
by Mike StonerEveryone loves a good book. But what happens when a book returns the feeling? Marco and Filip are about as down as two boys can be. The world to them is a harsh, sad place that gives them no breaks. Then one day, on a very rare visit to the school library, they borrow a book which changes their lives forever. Book is its name, and Book has a wicked sense of humour, a big personality, and a knack for knowing exactly what its reader needs to hear. As the three of them get to know each other and... more
by Kathleen LatlipWhen three young monsters realize that their outsides don’t reflect who they are on the inside, they begin a search for their own identity and find encouragement and acceptance along the way.
by Charles PetersonPenguins! The Boss will see you now. OMG! Guess what day it is? It's Penguin creation day at the Creation Station! These little fellas have a lot to look forward to in life, if only they can decide who will live where. Will they be able to work together, or will competition bring out the worst in them? Our Penguin buddies teach us that when it LOOKS like bad news, all we might really need is a little change in perspective!
by Cyndi "Go Go" MerrittEvery parent dreads the day, usually a few days before Christmas, when their child comes home in tears because someone at school has ruined the tradition of Santa for them. What do you say when your child questions the magic, the spirit, the existence of Santa? It's time to read a story that will change the way you handle the doubt.... a story that will change the way you console the tears.... a story that will make it okay to believe! Becoming Santa is a story that will change your child's li... more
by James Channing Shaw and Cal OreySHORT SYNOPSIS: THE CAGED BIRD SINGS \tby James Channing Shaw and Cal Orey In Nazi-occupied France, Benjamin Cohen, a young gifted musician, becomes obsessed with studying the fifty-five-bell carillon in the Catholic Rouen cathedral. Forced by his father to see a child psychiatrist, he learns to express his emotions through diary entries and seeks companionship through his pet cockatiel, Frère Jacques. Benjamin cannot share with his family the joys of his new un-Jewish instrument or the lov... more
by Leslie AllenAn unexpected turn of events leads to an adventure to places never explored.
by Charlie Suisman
It's summer in Arnold Falls, where's the more than enough hot air to go around and. Will order be restored in this most disorderly town? Probably, but, as always in Arnold Falls, they'll take the long way home and they will definitely stop for doughnuts.
by Buzz Anderson
They all saw it at once. A wooden craft of sorts—as long as an ancient redwood, as tall as a river alder. It moved not with the wind but across it.
“Look! There are men riding atop the giant craft! Some climb near the top of wooden poles. Others pull on thick twine. They are adorned in strange capes and wear odd coverings on their heads. They must be gods from the land beyond the setting sun!”
Charquin lifted his hand high above his head in greeting. His fellow t... more
by Doug Brown“The Polar Bear, Chicken Soup and Friends” reveals the importance of friendship. It teaches the reader that nothing should come between friends. It also reminds the reader what delicious chicken soup is and how it can always make one feel better.
by Cara DevlinDoctor Elliot “Ellie” Lennox defied society rules when she became a physician, but after a tragic mistake leaves her reputation in tatters, she has no choice but to travel west to the only place willing to have her: the rugged Rocky Mountain mining town of Sage Canyon, Colorado. It isn’t exactly a warm welcome. Sage Canyon’s mayor believed he’d hired a man, and he insists Ellie cannot possibly stay. However, giving up isn’t in her blood. As she settles into the precarious role as town physici... more
by Rory Johnston
This is a story of one man, Mike Delport, a professional hunter, and his journey as he is caught up in in the unspeakable violence of the illegal rhino horn trade to his redemption through love and newfound commitment to conservation. At his hunting ranch in South Africa, times are tough. Hunting of rhino has just been banned, cutting off Mike’s income. Rhino poaching is on the rise just as his income is falling. Mike is forced to consider illegally selling the horns to a crime syndicat... more