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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Dandelion Who Refused to be a Weed

    by Ann
    This is a charming and colorful children's picture book about a dandelion called Dolores who can’t understand why she is called a weed when she is just as beautiful as the other flowers. But when a storm comes, it’s Dolores and the little weeds that keep their heads while the beautiful flowers lose theirs! The story values and promotes self-worth in an easily understandable manner, as one 5* Review has said. It also teaches children that even though they may be different, everyone has their u... more
  • Sydney the Monster Stops Bullies

    by Dr. Tom DePaoli

    Sydney the Monster Stops Bullies is a new children's book about a quirky and friendly monster who overcomes his own bullying nightmare to emerge a true victorious hero. Through a story that is entertaining, uplifting yet inherently serious, young readers will not only learn how to spot bullying and its social, physical and mental detriments – but also find the empowerment they need to respect humanity’s rich differences.

    “The story’s bottom line is a powerful... more

  • Infinite Exposure

    by Roland Hughes

    An espionage novel written in 2008, the author has predicted stories that are now in today's news headlines! This heavily researched work of fiction was written shortly after 9/11 and long before identity theft or data breaches were in the news.

    Read and decide for yourself which is scarier, what it says is coming or how much it has already gotten right?

    This work of fiction uses historical information and relevant news stories to draw a line from post 9/11 through the off-sho... more

  • Hitler's Secret Jet Designer

    by Roy E Peterson
    This is the real story of the invention of the first jets in the world, their operational testing as the Messerschmitt 262 fighter/bomber, and their production in underground facilities in Austria. The semi-fictional story surrounding the design team and Chief Designer, Helmut, details the rise of the Austrian version of the Luftwaffe, incorporation into the German Luftwaffe, and the use of SS Concentration Camp slave labor.. After the war Helmut and his family were spirited out of Europe by the... more
  • California Works: Stories

    by Dwight Holing
    California Works is an award-winning collection of short fiction whose characters dwell on the far side of the California Dream. These brutal, beautiful stories are told in a style that not only pounds on the reader's sensibilities and emotions but claws at the soul. Place is as much a character as the people who inhabit these works: a war vet who rustles cactus near Palm Springs, a teenager living in the shadow of Disneyland about to be pulled into the draft, a convict looking for redemption, a... more
  • Sparkys Night Out

    by Mandy Segal
    About a Pink Green, Blue, Red, patchy furry cat named Sparky, who is going downtown with her  buddies, where they will Hunt mice all around the streets. 
  • Redemption in Big Fork Lake

    by Mary L. Ball
    Can he be forgiven? Only after Robert Turner hurts a woman does he realize how much of a hold alcohol has on his life. For Robert, a chance meeting with an Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor offers hope. A new devotion to the Lord and a relationship with Belle McBride gives him expectations for a better future. His life appears to be on the right track, until he comes full circle with his past and faces the one mistake that haunts him daily. Can forgiveness-free Robert? Or will heartach... more
  • Silverwood

    by Dietz Vollrath
    Eleanor is a quiet student at Penwick Academy, when she and several classmates are asked by a visitor to help crack a strange code. Doing this takes Eleanor deep into the rambling maze of libraries at Penwick, where she discovers that the code refers to an old ship that visited a mysterious island nearly a century ago. Trying to discover what the ship found there leads Eleanor into the most dangerous part of the city, a basement filled with liquid books, a chase through the sewer drains, and a d... more
  • Beverlee Beaz the Brown Burmese

    by Regan Macaulay
    Beverlee Beaz, the brown Burmese, longs for adventure and has the powerful imagination to make it happen! On a lovely but otherwise ordinary day, she seeks excitement among the forests and fields surrounding her home, where she lets her imagination run wild. The ordinary suddenly becomes extraordinary in the eyes of this little brown cat. Let’s follow Beverlee on her adventure…through the forest, and inside her mind!
  • Nerve: a novel

    by S. R. Skelton
    A young couple meet in the twirl and heat of a dance club. Jesse, from the suburbs, is captivated by exotic Maya. Together they hatch a plan to hitchhike across the country in search of a child that Maya gave up for adoption three years earlier. Can fresh love survive the realities of an uncomfortable road trip? Meanwhile, Jean, struggling with the work/life balance, is petrified that her daughter’s biological mother will show up and destroy their already precarious relationship.
  • The Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon

    by Linda Ballou

    Gemcie and her Irish Hunter, Marshal, are about to capture the World Cup when a nasty fall dashes their chances. While she is mending, her arch rival seizes this opportunity to catch a ride on Marshal, and to seduce her young husband. Confused and dazed by her new circumstances, Gemcie heads for the high Sierras hoping the majestic spires that captured the heart of the father she never met will provide the answers she seeks. She finds strength and solace riding solo on the John Muir Trail, bu... more

  • Unpredictable Worlds: Stories

    by Jessica Knauss

    A teacher controls her students with an edible microchip. A reporter turns into a rhinoceros. A couple's efforts to eat local go frighteningly awry. If you're looking to be surprised, puzzled, or just plain entertained, pick up this omnibus. There's something for everyone!

    More than twenty years in the making, UNPREDICTABLE WORLDS contains all of Jessica Knauss’s published and prize-winning short fiction as of March 2015 and a few of her best stories never before seen ... more

  • The Spanish Patriot: A Novel of Corunna

    by Nicky Penttila

    When the British army is sent into Spain to help expel Napoleon’s invaders, nothing goes as expected. Not for London newsman Sam Kerr, hunting a story that will win him the editor’s chair, who instead nets one that could wreck his career. Not for the Wakefield family, loyalist refugees from America seeking peace among people of their faith, who find war has followed them even here. And certainly not for the British troops, whose mission of support turns into a fight for all their ... more

  • Things to Build on: Poems of Constructive Character

    by Gloria P. Humphrey
    Hammer MC is a director at a construction site. However, it's not the normal building project where trucks, cement and workers are busily employed. Building character has never been easier.
  • This Place

    by Amitabha Bagchi
    Jeevan Sharma, an Indian immigrant in the US and a former taxi driver, manages his Pakistani landlord Shabbir Ahmad's accounts in return for rent-free accommodation. The quiet rhythm of his days in Baltimore is punctuated only by interactions with his neighbors on 26th Street: Miss Lucy, an old black lady who makes him pancakes; a World War II veteran, Henry, and his dog Oscar; and Matthew and Kay, a married couple in their late twenties, who are negotiating a difficult relationship. Then two th... more
  • A Long Trail Rolling

    by Lizzi Tremayne
    She didn’t expect to become a target, but she is one now! It might have been the mare that did it, stopping dead in her tracks, nearly dropping Aleksandra over her shoulder, or maybe it was the flies that buzzed around the blood pooling beneath the butchered man in the Pony Express station doorway. Whichever it was, it got her full attention. Seventeen year old Aleksandra, trained in the Cossack arts from infancy by her father, finds herself alone and running to prevent her Pa's killer from ob... more