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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Dog Boy

    by Noel Anenberg
    In the same way that THE HELP focused on the exploitation and humiliation of black housemaids in the ‘50s, Noel Anenberg’s riveting first novel, THE DOG BOY, based on his own life experiences, focuses on the strength of a black family maid who struggles valiantly to right the wrongs in a highly dysfunctional family post WW II. Phosie Mae Eaton has left Galveston, Texas, to visit her wounded son in a segregated military hospital in Los Angeles. She is stunned to discover her son, a Marine hero,... more
  • The Holly & The Icy: Twenty-Five Christmas Tales to Warm Your Nose and Freeze Your Toes

    by Chelsea E. Dill

    The Holly & The Icy contains twenty-five stories, one to read on each day of December until Christmas Day. From anthropomorphic cookies, Nutcracker-like nostalgic fantasies, romanticized earthy Americana, humorous spins on traditions, and bizarre festivities gone awry, there's something to enjoy every day in twenty-five days of December.

  • The Journey

    by Chariss K. Walker

    Katy is desperate to get away from a controlling, abusive, and terrifying man who hurts her in the most savage ways. He was once a kind, thoughtful lover. Now, he has her paralyzed with fear from his ruthless and revolting behavior. She can't think straight, but she's sick and tired of being beaten down. She knows she has to escape - but his threats make her feel vulnerable and trapped. Is there no way out? Read one woman's nightmarish journey as she closely listens to the guidanc... more

  • The Retreat

    by Chariss K. Walker

    Looking for answers and desperate for change, Amanda goes on an awe-inspiring spirit quest in the Jemez Mountains. While in that remote location, she meets a wolf, a bear, a hawk, and a swarm of bees. These surprising personal totems lead Amanda to eye-opening and much-needed answers. Magically imbued with a desire to live again, Amanda understands where her path detoured. This heartwarming, magical realism adventure could be anyone of us facing personal tragedy - whether the crisis is death,... more

  • Bandit, The Chubby Chihuahua

    by Pat Postek

    Bandit, the Chihuahua, was named by Jackson who adopted him from the animal shelter. Malcolm, the strange orange cat, befriends Bandit and welcomes him to the neighborhood. Bandit and Malcolm become true friends. Bandit's life is changed forever by Jackson's kindness and Malcolm's wisdom. This adorable dog story teaches a valuable life lesson to children of all ages.

  • Lamb's Creek

    by Don Miller
    Don Miller’s first novel, Lamb’s Creek, is a work of fiction set during a perplexing time in American history. From 1820’s South Carolina to the hills of Tennessee, Don captures life and the everyday struggles of those who lived in a nation divided by war.    Lamb’s Creek traces the lives and loves of two unforgettable characters as they journey through a changing American landscape. Sammy, the independent, free-spirited boy born into slavery, and Eli, the determined boy resolved to see all me... more
  • Tome of a Heretofore Unknown Personage

    by Kenneth Gentry
    It's an experimental novel consisting of three sections (short stories, meditations, and a lengthy narrative), which reads as a trilogy written by three different authors.
  • Smokey Bear: The Cub Who Left His Pawprints on History

    by Karen Signell
    Heartwarming and bittersweet, this historical novel tells the heroic journey of a real wild cub named after the iconic Smokey Bear. What intelligent choices and inner resilience let this black bear survive a terrifying forest fire, adapt to the family home of a game warden, and endure his confinement at the National Zoo? Millions visit him, so his lifetime of sacrifice saves wildlife and wilderness from careless fires.. Written for adults and all ages. Contains 60 photographs.
  • Pandemic Reckoning

    by Lewis A. Hoffman

    Twenty billionaires conspire to profit from a horrendous man-made avian flu pandemic for which they possess the only vaccine. Six of these billionaires want more. They double cross their partners and spread the pandemic in a fashion that ensures that almost all humanity perishes, the goal being not profit, but domination of the world’s small remaining population and total control of the world’s resources. Five of the six in turn double cross their leader, a U.S. citizen. These fiv... more

  • "I'm The Mulcher"

    by Diana Reid Haig
    “I’M THE MULCHER!” roars a big, loud, tree-eating machine as he plows through the forest and brags about all the branches he’s ready to knock down. Boy, is he in for a surprise when he destroys the nest of a southern ladybird named Dee Dee. Will a tiny hummingbird outsmart this big bully? A perfect story for reluctant readers and for children who love machines of all kinds. The illustrator, Virginia Kassay, works magic in bringing these colorful characters to life.
  • Momma Days

    by Marie Schmuggins
    Momma Days is a beautiful bedtime story that tells about the enjoyable times a Momma spends with her children. Playing at the park, baking cookies, and swimming at the lake are just a few of the fun experiences found in Momma Days. The beautiful rhymes and hilariously realistic illustrations will bring a smile to every child's face and touch every Momma's heart.
  • The Red Road: A Novel

    by Jenni Wiltz
    Honor student Emma knows more about galvanic cell diagrams than guns. College is the only way out of her gang-ridden hometown, but her parents can't afford it. When her unemployed dad lands a job as a census taker, things start looking up. But he's sent deep into East Malo Verde, where gang members rule the streets and fear anyone with a badge who knocks on doors. One night, a gang member mistakes him for a cop and beats him savagely, leaving him for dead. Her best friends, her chem lab pa... more
  • Killing an Idea: Exhuming Say' Law

    by Rand McGreal
    A meeting in Portland, Oregon occurs between noted French economist, Jean Baptiste Say, and economic's writer Rand McGreal. The two spend a couple of days discussing the state of Economics while walking through downtown Portland. Say's anger overflows when he discusses the dismissal of his ideas by John Maynard Keynes. As the two establish a relationship Say asks Rand to help him restore his theory of the market as the dominant driver of economic health. Say's passion gets the better of him at t... more
  • The Wig: Cold Feet, #4

    by Renata Suerth
    Sofie is faced with lots of FIRSTS this time around: a FIRST job she might not be qualified for, a terrifying FIRST school dance, and a whole bunch of other stuff. Will she handle it all smoothly or will she chicken out because she's got 'cold feet'?
  • The Wig: Happy Holidays, #3

    by Renata Suerth
    Sofie has high hopes for the upcoming holiday season but Mother Nature has different plans...An unexpected invasion, a new family pet, a Christmas non-miracle, and other mishaps await Sofie, the queen of not-so-great luck.
  • The Wig: New School & Other Stuff, #2

    by Renata Suerth

    "Everything's temporary...until it's NOT."

    Join Sofie on her new (mis)adventures in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

    She didn't ask for those nasty 'pets'. She didn't want to be famous. And she DEFINITELY did NOT expect a bigger family! But no one ever asks the 5th grader for HER opinion.