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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • A Very Scary Pumpkin

    by Jeff Minich
    With all their toys and treats packed away, Chomper and Coco learned it was moving day. After they arrive at their new home they discover they're not alone. The house is haunted by a very scary ghost named Pumpkin. Will Pumpkin scare the Nuggies away? Or will they find a way to become friends and stay? Find out in Nuggies Volume 3, "A Very Scary Pumpkin".
  • All the Other Nuggies

    by Jeff Minich
    Coco is a very lonely Nuggie. Everyday she hides away and watches while all the other Nuggies play. One day she's discovered by a friendly Nuggie named Chomper who goes out of his way to help her make some new friends. As she learns to fit in, Coco discovers that being different isn't a bad thing, it's what makes her unique and fun to be with!
  • Daddy Forgot My Dinner

    by Jeff Minich
    Chomper is a very hungry Nuggie who will do almost anything to for a treat or a bite to eat. Find out what happens when he's left home all alone with an empty bowl!
  • 27 Revelations

    by Harlow Hayes
    Mara Goodwin is a professional keeper of secrets, or that is what she intends to be. As a counseling psychology student at Northwestern, Mara’s ambition is unrivaled. She has the grades, the compassion, and the dedication, everything she needs to gain entry into the clinical psychology program. However, after a traumatic experience leaves Mara in a state of mental distress, she finds herself keeping more secrets than she intended, most of them her own. Finding herself in trouble with the law, ... more
  • Layla in the Sky with Diamonds

    by Manbeena Bhullar Sandhu

    It has been twenty-four hours since Layla last had cocaine. The blonde American now on a flight to New Delhi with her one white child and one brown child is struggling to keep it together. As she departs the airplane, all she can focus on is how quickly she can hook up with her friend and drug baron Leonardo so he can provide her with her next fix.

    Layla, a flower child of the 1960s, has travelled around the world in search of a utopian land. Her life story begins with her wild rock and... more

  • Skipping Stones in the Sky

    by Margaret Guy
    A collection of poignant literary short stories unified by the authors respect for the human spirit and its ability to cope with losses and unanswerable questions.
  • The Mountain Goat

    by Jim Trainor
    An old camper van was all Ryan Browning’s mother left him when she died last year. Ryan, a thirty-something physicist, has just been fired and could be facing prosecution. It might be a good time to hop in that old van and head out on a long road trip, perhaps to never return. When he goes to the bank to close out his account, Ryan meets the lovely customer service rep, Amanda Seward, who has a few issues of her own. And that’s just the first unexpected encounter on a two-thousand-mile trek thro... more
  • Rules for Giving

    by Timothy Sunderland
    Teenaged Gavin Oliver and his girlfriend Tilda visit a California abortion clinic in 1971. The result is not what they expect, and their relationship does not survive the trauma. Thirty-six years later the truth of that day comes back to confront Gavin.
  • Jaden Israel, America by Train: The California Zephyr

    by La'Wana Harris
    Read about wonderful adventures and then go out and experience them in real life! "Jaden Israel, America by Train: The California Zephyr" is a story about a little boy and his grandmother taking an exciting train adventure across America. Together they set off on the path that the pioneers did when traveling west for the gold rush. This story offers simple lessons about the beauty and history of America for the next generation of train enthusiasts. The "America by Train" book series seeks to pro... more
  • Max in Filmland

    by Kia McInerny
    MAX IN FILMLAND – A smart and lively tale of misadventure in 1970s Euro-Hollywood It is Hollywood 1979 when Maxwell Rider, 26, arrives in LA from the East to break into filmmaking. Having gambled his law-firm earnings on a couple small films, Max is introduced to Alex des Prairies, an international filmmaker with more charm than credentials. Raised in wealthy homes where his mother worked as governess, and shut out of his aristo-father’s life, Max is seduced by Alex’s circle. With to... more
  • Dream Dancer

    by S. J. Schwaidelson
    Doctoral candidate Leah Fine goes to Peru to record a dying culture. What began as a year of research living with and becoming a part of a small but vibrant community outside the world as modernity knows it, becomes a year of incredible adventure. Nothing is really as it seems. What was hidden from view is exposed, and time becomes a precious commodity as the people decide their own fate. Leah is the catalyst; Dr. Morales and Tan become the unsuspecting agents of change in their own world.
  • The Legacy of John: A Journey of Wisdom

    by Peter Lago

    The terminally ill John Hannover is well versed in the intricacies of philosophy and religion, as well as the world of high finance. He has recently found out that he has a daughter, now in her thirties, and she wants to meet him after he has completed a journey, a journey that will teach him of her history. Alone and fragile, John needs a companion to help him along his travels, and he finds Paul. Bankrupt, suicidal and in the process of divorcing his wife, Paul meets John at a cemetery... more

  • Rings of a Tree (A Short Story)

    by Carolyn Arnold

    Carolyn Arnold deviates from her typical genre and delves into literary fiction to bring readers Rings of a Tree. This short story draws a poetic correlation between the changing seasons and the stages of our lives and was inspired by the author’s observations of the human journey. It is told through the viewpoint of an oak tree in snapshots of events that take place over generations.

    “It’s a well-told tale. One that will stay with you long after you’ve turned th... more

  • Margie Makes a Difference

    by Dawn Brotherton
    The Lady Tigers were all about being a team. From the very first tryout, Margie, Trish, Sally and Nikki, with the help of their coaches, found they were a force to be reckoned with. But like all teams, the girls find that even the highs of winning cannot crush the painful lessons of hardship both on and off the field. When Margie’s dad is called away to serve his country, the Lady Tigers must band together to make a difference in the lives of military kids on the base. But will their efforts ... more
  • Trish's Team

    by Dawn Brotherton
    Being part of the Lady Tigers is about more than playing fastpitch softball. It’s about being part of a team. Trish learns what that really means when she tries to pull a fast one to get what she wants without thinking through the consequences. Her decision could affect the game, but more importantly—her friends.
  • Shelby's Creek

    by Mark Matthiessen
    Valentin Schmitz loves Shelby's Creek, a 160 acre farm that seems as close as he can get to being with his beloved late parents and grandparents, whose farm-life memories remain with him deeply every day. Then, one day, he receives a letter that requires him to leave his farm to help his remaining family in war-torn Europe. As he leaves, he wishes for just one more harvest, one more spring season, one more winter night in the cabin. But, he realizes soon that there's something even more endeari... more