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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • High Wind to Idaho: An Historical Airship Adventure

    by Rod Barclay
    Set during the nation's first UFO scare of 1896, Japanese boy steals a ride on a secret balloon and is blown over the Pacific Ocean to Idaho amid rumors of Martian Invaders and Alien abduction. Befriended by Idaho farm boy and family, who help him return pursued by zealous sheriff, a female Pinkerton detective and a vengeful Japanese army officer. Story based on actual events and technology of Japanese balloon bombs during WWII.
  • Things Grak Hates

    by Peter J Story

    Grak hates things. Lots of things. And with a peculiar intensity too.

    Grak’s contempt is so strong, in fact, that it often leaves his fellow tribesmen bewildered. And when attempting to describe his personality, they find themselves in need of words with greater nuance. “Neurotic” is typically used. “Sociopath” and “narcissist” are also common terms. The most popular descriptor, however, is “pathological.”

    Grak, on the other ha... more

  • Looping in Limbo

    by Ginney Etherton
    She was prepared for the storms. But it’s the calms that could crush her. As her first season as a professional caddie winds down, Lainey Tidwell struggles to keep her dream alive at Singing Bluffs Resort. She may have a knack for guiding golfers around hazards on the links, but the unpredictable, nervewracking bouts of low-season blues are harder to avoid. Worries about money, men, and her unchecked mouth take their toll on this independent, yet conflicted, scrapper. Like a golfer with the ... more
  • A Far Strange Country: Banquet of Choices

    by Arielle Hunter

    Arielle Hunter’s debut novel, A Far Strange Country : Banquet of Choices, takes place against the backdrop of social unrest, the rise of the drug culture, upheaval and assassinations. Like postcards from the past, cinematic description and crisp dialog bring elements of 1968 California to life in this tightly-written, fast-paced novel. Thrown into the mix are Buck and Pauline Harper, a staid couple who are riding out the upheaval tucked away on their ranch in the Sierra Nevada foothills... more

  • Who We Are

    by Micaela Luque
    Frank is a seventeen year old boy who is just trying to get through high school. When his girlfriend, Emma, leaves him for his twin brother, Frank feels more lost than ever. But when he meets wallflower Phoebe Carpenter, all of the troubles in school, growing pains, and family drama lead him to the conclusion that falling in love with Phoebe might make everything easier.
  • Fleischerhaus

    by Melissa Bowersock
    Julia Martin, newly-divorced but still reeling from her husband’s infidelity, takes a much needed vacation to visit old college friends in Germany. While touring a little-known concentration camp and museum, she spontaneously experiences a violent past life memory of being murdered in this very camp during the Holocaust. Efforts to understand her memories only lead to more questions, the largest being: is her killer still alive? Supported by her friends and comforted in the arms of a handsome do... more
  • Welcome to Mineola

    by A. Louise Robertson
    Rachel and Matt settle in Mineola after World War II to raise their family in the suburbs. They enjoy the neighborhood barbeques, endure the loss of close friends, cope with sorrow and jealousy, rejoice during times of celebration and eventually are faced with a devistating event that changes the dynamic of their inner circle forever. The saga spans the middle of the Twentieth Century encompassing the advent of television, the Kennedy presidency and the popularity of the King of Rock and Roll,... more
  • 1066 What fates Impose

    by Glynn Holloway
  • Out of the Mist: 22 Atlantic Canadian Ghost Stories

    by Evergreen Writers Group
    Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the Maritime Provinces boast sandy beaches, rocky shores, quaint seaside villages, and sleepy small towns. However, there's more to these isolated villages and seemingly quiet communities than you might think. The Evergreen Writers have crafted this collection of ghost stories from the not-so-scary to the shivery-spooky. Though several stories are based on real events in real places, others are purely fictional. These stories will open your eyes and cause you... more
  • Between These Pages

    by Catherine A. MacKenzie

    This book is a compilation of 18 short stories. There are several "sappy" stories, but the rest are the author's usual dark and twisty stories. Some of the stories start out "normal," but eventually the reader realizes something isn't quite right. The stories include: women seeking revenge against their lovers; a “vitch” who has proclaimed herself judge, jury and executioner; a young woman afraid of her scars; a dying woman’s last wish; a family s... more

  • Paper Patches: Short Fiction for Women

    by Catherine A. MacKenzie
    28 short stories geared toward women and women's issues. Although, at times, the writing leans toward the dark and dreary and death, these are stories women can relate to. The stories may be bizarre at times yet still ominously real. This is women's literary fiction with a darker twist that transcends simply romance.
  • Broken Cornstalks

    by Catherine A. MacKenzie
    The 28 stories in this book, though geared toward women, include tales of the supernatural, horror, fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, romance, even a couple of sappy stories. Some of these have been published previously (or will soon be published) in anthologies and are reprinted here with permission.
  • Peeling Oranges

    by James Lawless

    A diplomat's son traces his origins through the turbulent histories of the Spanish and Irish civil wars.

  • Playing Charlie Cool

    by Laurie Boris
    With a few humble words, mayoral staffer Joshua Goldberg comes out to the New York press, resigns his post, and leaves his wife. Three months later, he is still skittish about making his relationship with television producer Charlie Trager public. Charlie understands Joshua’s stress over the divorce and his desire to step back into the political spotlight. But he’s tired of schedule conflicts and frustrated about getting put on the back burner while the pressure ravages the man he loves. Man... more
  • You Are Perfect Just the Way You Are

    by Sannel Larson

    'You're a snowflake unlike any other, so unique in one way or another.' 
    These lines convey the essence of what the author wants to tell young readers. The rhyme, the whimsy, the colors, the illustrations and the rhythms make it a charming story book. The pictures complement the words beautifully and add to the effect of the concept. 

  • No Tears for Old Scratch

    by Ken Wohlrob

    “Welcome to Knob’s End—The Holiest Town in America.”

    So reads the sign that greets a mysterious stranger as he steps off a bus one dark night in upstate New York. But life is not so great in the small town of Knob’s End. The economy has tanked, jobs are drying up, and people are losing their homes. Led by their local pastor, Father Balano, the citizens’ only source of pride is an award-winning community display—“The Gravey... more