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  • The Word: The Best of Simon's 10Q Interviews

    by Simon Duringer

    Have you ever fantasized about working alongside screen legends as their equal? What would it take to work for the same publisher as Dan Brown, or better still, to be nominated for and awarded an Oscar, Pulitzer, Emmy or Best Novel Award? How would an entertainer survive on a desert island with nobody to entertain...what keepsakes would companion them? What thoughts would cross your mind moments before death? Who inspires the inspirational; who do they hold high on a pedestal? Why do writers ... more

  • Back In Six Weeks

    by Sharon Gerdes
    It’s 1980, and Kate wants it all—her career as a food scientist, her sexy pilot husband, and a family. After the birth of her second child she expects to go back to work in six weeks, but a postpartum psychosis derails her plans. The harder Kate struggles to pull together the shattered pieces of her life, the more she fears she will ultimately lose everything. Postpartum Psychosis can strike healthy, happy women with no history of mental illness. Inspired by true events, this novel gives a co... more
  • The Buck Pass

    by T.R Whittier
    When an ordinary dollar bill passes through the hands of six strangers, the life of each one takes an extraordinary turn. The psychologically-impoverished heiress, the homeless housewife, the closed-minded artist, the car-hating cab driver, the down-to-earth rising star, and the paternally-challenged stay-at-home dad have nothing in common other than the fact that they are miserable. Their lives are filled with problems, but their heads are void of solutions. It is only after coming in co... more
  • The Death of Ganymede: A Gay Teenage Wasteland

    by Clayton Kinnelon Greiman
    In mythology, Ganymede was a young man whose beauty was so profound that Zeus abducted and appointed him cupbearer to the gods. In modern society, Ganymede (analogous of gay male teenagers) has been taken and made subservient to the desires of others, often (via HIV infection) at the cost of life. "The Death of Ganymede" is a collection of works that focus on gay teenaged males and the manner in which they are exploited (or engage in exploitation). The characters delve the extent of their fait... more
  • The Soul's Tariff

    by Jay Johnson
    When a telescope arrives in Venice from the East, Jacopo Robusti, better known as the painter Tintoretto, is asked to examine and replicate it. In the winter of 1571 Cyprus has fallen. The Habsburgs press on the Venetian State from the north. War with the Ottoman Empire is coming to the seas.
  • The Duke's Shadow

    by Louise Charles
    One man, two lives, shadows from the past. Can young Duke, William Kenilworth continue to keep his secret?
  • After the Sucker Punch: a Novel

    by Lorraine Devon Wilke

    They buried her father at noon, at five she found his journals, and in the time it took to read one-and-a-half pages her world turned upside down… he thought she was a failure.

    Every child, no matter what age, wants to know their father loves them, and Tessa Curzio – thirty-six, emerging writer, ex-rocker, lapsed Catholic, defected Scientologist, and fourth in a family of eight complicated people – is no exception. But just when she thought her twitchy life was f... more

  • Hayden's Halloween

    by Brenda Spalding
    It's time for the annual Halloween Party on the farm. The guest come in costume and enjoy a bon fire and haunted house. Some special creatures of the night arrive and a Halloween treat for everyone.
  • Hayden's Garden

    by Brenda Spalding
    Hayden want's to grow a vegetable garden to help the family. things don't go quite as planned but with help from his family and the local farm stand he learns a valuable lesson in commerce.
  • Everywhere Man

    by Jim Nelson

    "It was a year ago today we discovered the Everywhere Man." 

    So begins the search for a man obscured and faceless in millions of tourist photos taken along San Francisco's historic cable car routes. Never identified, his anonymity quietly frustrates the fabric of the city's digital history until the explosive moment arrives when he can no longer be ignored. 

    Everywhere Man invites the reader aboard a cable car and into a mystery ... more

  • A Concordance of One's Life

    by Jim Nelson
    • A young man indexes his memoirs into a concordance, creating a media sensation as millions of readers jockey to decode his unpublished life story.
    • A man constructs his new girlfriend from scraps of photos collected off the Internet.
    • A shortwave radio threatens to demolish a South Pacific island culture's traditions.
    • Two Americans in a sleepy Mediterranean seaside town witness a bizarre annual ritual performed by the locals.
    • A professional obituary writ... more
  • Searching for Nada

    by Jeff Haas
    "A collection of amusing stories that will pique the imagination." --Kirkus Reviews
  • Over the Yahoola

    by Johnee Cherry
    Lilly Corn doesn't have time to believe in old penny-behind-the-ear tricks. She's been bamboozled by a man too many times. Voodoo, shaman tricks, and omens are make-believe as far as Lilly is concerned and the mention of folklore will strike flames in her eyes She has a full-time job, her aging father, a rambunctious son, a tiresome ex and Sally's Pick-Ur-Own blueberry farm to upkeep. When Hudson McGee shows up, after her father put up a help wanted sign, looking for a place to camp-out, she bal... more
  • A Word to Rhyme with Orange

    by Matthew Wilson
    Suppose you live in a world where the only way to court a girl is to write her a rhyming poem, but the girl you're in love with has a name that doesn't rhyme with anything. What would you do if you had to find a new word? This is the plot of "A Word to Rhyme with Orange", a story told in rhyme with hand painted illustrations. A treat for fairy tale lovers of all ages.
  • Just Batty

    by Brenda Spalding
    Hayden learns about bats in school and how they are struggling to survive. His family helps him build a bats box on the family farm to help the bats survive.

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