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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Oh So Quiet!

    by Lindsey Craig
    It s not always easy to get kids outside, but OH SO QUIET! may just tempt the wee ones on an adventure. The nighttime forest comes alive with Daniel Dunkley's indigo lit illustrations. And Lindsey Craig's chant-like text will have children turning the pages to find out what's waiting outside the brave camper's tent. "The forest is so quiet, oh so quiet in the night...UNTIL!" Is it flapping bats? Squeaking mice? Or even a BEAR!? OH SO QUIET! will make for a giggly read and a favorite camping book... more
  • Love Canal

    by Tima Smith
    What does a person do who's lost everything? For Nate, it's taking the neighbor's dog and heading north on a road trip. But then, he hasn't made a good decision in a while now. For Mina, it's going a little crazy. And who can blame her. Especially when Love Canal, the source of all her loss, is being fouled all over again and no one will do a thing about it. Can anything good come out of all this? Throw in a bad engine coil, a wax replica of Marilyn Monroe, a Native American of few words, and a ... more
  • Frankie Jones

    by J. R. Klein

    Abandoned as an infant by his father, orphaned after his mother died when he was a child, Frankie grows up tough, edgy, and street smart. The quintessential self-made man, he lives life to the fullest. Frankie becomes a journalist, hoping to be the next great American writer. While in Boston, he meets Mercedes Brewster. Refined, sophisticated, and from a prominent New England family, she is the complete opposite of Frankie. He can't help falling for her, but can he keep his wanderlust in ... more

  • Writing "Cunningham Believe!"

    by Charles Wesley
    An author is writing a novel. He is also commenting on the process of writing it. But soon he discovers that his characters are not willing to be shaped by him the way he wants. He also finds that his life is becoming so complicated that he cannot focus his attention on writing the novel.
  • Ayumi's Violin

    by Mariko Tatsumoto
    In 1959, when her mother dies, grieving twelve-year-old Ayumi must leave her home in Japan and cross the Pacific Ocean alone to find her American father. Biracial, she is confronted with a resentful half-sister and a racist stepmother. She wants to be accepted by her new family, but how much of her true self must she give up? A violin prodigy, Ayumi’s only solace is her music. When she is deprived of her violin, she feels like her mother has died all over again. Desperate for a violin, she shoc... more
  • Wealth, Beauty, Family

    by Sophia Ladouceur
    Three short stories circle the lives of young adults living and dying in the city. A love triangle, a devastating diagnosis, and acts of violence. The dysfunctional nature of life in restrictive social environments is laid bare. Actions are put into context. Controlling beliefs are exposed.
  • HEART - WARMING TALES: Tales of Crime, Love, Unhappy Marriages and Dead Business

    by Brenda Mohammed

    HEARTWARMING TALES  consists of six stories of Romantic Relationships., Mystery, and Crime.

    The Caregiver is a romance fiction. 

    Torn between two men who love her, Lena faces a choice between Ben and Steve.
    Whom will she marry and what will be the outcome? 

    Why didn't Steve try to stop Lena from leaving his home?

    Her Online Predator is a mystery - thriller /romance. 

    Th... more

  • Adventures of Squeaky Doo: A Teddy Bear's Adventures

    by Brenda Mohammed

    Children love Squeaky Doo. You will too.

    This short story collection teaches children Geography, Cultures, and love for pets. 

    Adventures of Squeaky Doo : A Teddy Bear's Adventures is the Travel Memoirs of Squeaky Doo, a child's short story collection.. 
    1. Squeaky Doo on the Beach -  Squeaky Doo has a scary adventure on the beach. You will want to keep on readi... more

  • Ayumi's Violin

    by Mariko Tatsumoto
    In 1959, after her mother dies, twelve-year-old Ayumi, a violin prodigy, must leave her home in Japan. She crosses the Pacific Ocean alone to come live with a Caucasian father she’s never met, a resentful half-sister, and a racist stepmother. Ayumi wants to be accepted by her new family, but how much of her true self must she give up? Her only solace is her music, but when she is deprived of her violin, she feels like her mother has died all over again and shocks even herself by doing the unthi... more
  • Wide Mouth Frog's Big Birthday

    by Jerry Barrett
    Wide Mouth Frog throws a big birthday party and invites his friends! It is all fun and games until he ignores his mother’s warning and lands into trouble But all turns out well and there is cake!
  • My Author Is Dead

    by Michel Bruneau

    For sure, Adam is weird-although "weird" is all relative. Weird is problematic, but tolerable. What's forbidden though is talking to Kafkaists, who are nothing but dangerous worms guilty of "moral turpitude"-cockroaches that the Author most probably forgot to erase. So helping Kafkaists wasn't the brightest thing to do.

    Unfortunately, he didn't have a choice. For one, June was a Kafkaist-cockroaches can't possibly have such d... more

  • A Soldier's Son

    by Jack Estes
    In 1968 Mike Kelly's chopper is shot down over the jungles of Vietnam. The crew is dead. Most of his team are dead and Mike makes a life altering decision. Now it's 2004 and Mike is a successful author and journalist, living in a big house on the lake with his wife Claire, twenty year old daughter Katie and son Jake, a senior in high school. Life looks great but Mike is still haunted by Vietnam and the war in Iraq is raging. Claire is threatening to leave if he doesn't get therapy, Katie is de... more
  • Mr. Zip and The Capital Z

    by Kimberly Bryant-Palmer
    After a terrifically hard and terribly disappointing day, Peanut Johnson, wandering aimlessly down Main Street, stumbles upon The Capital Z, a This and That Shop. Stepping inside, he meets Mr. Aloysious Zip, the kind and eccentric shopkeeper, who introduces Peanut to a most wondrous place. There are toys and trinkets, model cars and miniature wagon trains, even memorabilia from days gone by—“reminders,” says Mr. Zip with an air of mystery. Discovering “everything from A to Z” inside The Capi... more
  • Daddy Do My Hair?: Beth's Twists

    by Tola Okogwu
    Join Daddy and Beth on a wonderful hair adventure in this heart-warming story, which celebrates the unique and special relationship between a father and child. The perfect rhyming picture book read for every family, this is a book to be shared time and time again.
  • World War A

    by Clarence Xon
    2030 A.D. An economic crash is looming but college student Kaden Sun has bigger concerns at hand. Winning the WarGames Championship won’t be easy, especially when the crowd prefers shouting racial slurs to team chants. With Chinese ownership and investment in the US at an all-time high, Kaden’s black hair, dark eyes, and distinctive cheekbones have become dangerous assets. But Kaden is determined to walk the high road. On the verge of destitution, he finds an expensive wallet with thousands of d... more
  • Guestlist

    by Jay Fingers
    Juliet Feliz moved to New York City, leaving an unfulfilling life and uncertain future behind her. However, despite her new surroundings and social circle, Juliet's life threatens to fall into the same rut as before-that is, until she meets successful party promoter Napoleon Fey. Napoleon introduces Juliet to an exclusive world of VIP nightclubs, luxurious parties, celebrity friends, and sparkler-adorned bottles of champagne. But when Napoleon begins to show romantic interest in Juliet, that ... more