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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Ryan's Imaginary House: The Power of Imagination

    by Judith Z. Brutus

    Ryan lives in a small house and needs more space indoors and outdoors to play with his classmates. His mom and dad cannot afford it and he is too young to buy a house himself. What will Ryan do?


    • Ryan is a popular little boy, 5 years old and a kindergartener, who lives in a small house with his mom, dad, and younger brother on the outskirts of his town. However, he is not happy with his life because his house is too small to invite his classmates over t... more
  • Twilight in the City of Angels

    by Chris Ahrens
    Nothing was ever the same for Jose after the train ran him over. When the train hit Jose, he miraculously survived, and he was left with a deep dent in his forehead, a joyous disposition and a belief in Jose Cuervo Tequila, because he was drinking it at the time; Our Lady of Guadalupe, because of the medal around his neck, and The Union Pacific Railroad, because it had spared his life–his own personal trinity. \tOnce Jose’s spirituality is combined with that of his sorceress Apache wife Sori... more
  • The Storyteller's Anthology: Presented by Southwest Writers

    by Peggy Herrington
    The Storyteller's Anthology features eleven delightful short stories by SWW members , enriched by five intriguing book excerpts, three memoirs, eight essays and nonfiction articles, and nine poems recommended for people who aren’t into poetry. All family friendly. New Mexico -- The Land of Enchantment -- comes to life in prose, poetry and photos in The Storyteller’s Anthology, a fund raising publication in support of SouthWest Writers nonprofit writing group.
  • Imperfect Inside

    by Scott M Sullivan

    What would happen if fate stepped in on your impromptu suicide and turned your world inside out? Sean O’Rourke will soon be forced to answer that question.

    Sean meets an unusual man at the oddest of times, mere seconds before he committed to ending it all. What happens after that is an unexpected journey that he is ill-equipped to handle.

    As Sean delves deeper into his new tasks, the strands of his life begin to unwind. A sickly-looking man that only he can see, worsening ni... more

  • Golden Chains

    by David I. McCaskey
    A North Carolina Farm boy enlists, and in the early hours of D-day, he is wounded on the cliffs at Pointe Du Hoc. Hisd injuries take him to the Woodrow Wilson Army hospital in Augusta County, Virginia. On discharge and arrival home, he realizes that his wounds have ended any future as a farmer. He returns to the Shenandoah Valley to drive an oil delivery truck that supplies crossroads' general stores. His war has been short, but long enough that he has to learn to cope with the truths -spoken a... more
  • The Homeless Hostel

    by John Thompson
    A journey through homelessness, despair to the many comical characters in a hostel where only religion and spirituality can restore you back to normal life and living.
  • The Secret Lake

    by Karen Inglis
    A time travel mystery in which Stella (11) and Tom (8), when trying to find their elderly neighbor's missing dog, discover a tunnel and lake that take them to their home and the children living there 100 years in the past. Here they make both friends and enemies, and uncover startling connections between the past and present.
  • Greener on the Other Side

    by Lionel Ntasano
    This perceptive, coherent, thought-provoking and piercing work highlights the subtle social game of everyday life filled with puns and double meanings, seen through the eyes of an unorthodox hero - a very young priest by the name of Nickolas Jordan. He is a teenage African boy who loses his family in a gruesome genocide. He finds himself in New York City as a political refugee; disillusioned with the adult world and its phoniness; where his world takes another tumble as he meets all kinds of... more
  • The Conspirators

    by John Theobald

    Assassin or pawn? The Conspirators discovers the truth behind the most famous murder in history.

    On 28 June 1914, 19 year-old Gavrilo Princip assassinated the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, setting into motion the First World War. Throughout his trial and prison term, Princip harbours a secret, one that both poisons him and keeps him alive. How can a young man bear the burden of setting the world on fire?

    Filled with engaging friendships and extraordinary betrayals, the power of belief... more

  • Toto's Adventures with Dorothy

    by Dennis Sanchez
    With dogged determination and bravery, Toto guided Dorothy and the others through one perilous adventure after another. At least that is how Toto tells it in his humorous interpretation of the Wizard of Oz, filled with offbeat conversations and peppered with puns. Now read Toto's side of the story in his own words that, strangely, seemed lost to his companions although he enunciates his barks clearly. If you have ever owned and loved a dog, you will enjoy this parody of that follows the origin... more
  • Fighting for Freedom and General Washington

    by Michael Justin Lee

    Thirteen year old twins from Virginia, Amanda and Alexander Lee, have yearned for adventure off the family farm all their young lives. Their opportunity arises when fellow Virginian, George Washington, is commissioned as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army in 1775.

    Three years too young to enlist, Alexander devises an audacious deception to serve under General Washington. Meanwhile, Amanda devises an even greater deception and fights with many of the Revolutionary War’s gre... more

  • Orange Peels and Cobblestones

    by Rose Marie Dunphy
    “A coming-of-age love story, compellingly told, with a combination of controlled sentiment and wry humor that brings to life Italy during the early postwar years, Brooklyn during the 1950s, and New York and Southern California during the 1960s--each location forming the backdrop of Marietta's unique narrative and complicated family life From her early childhood days in Italy to her life as a young wife and mother in Brooklyn, Marietta is haunted by hard questions from her past. In her struggle... more
  • One Last Time

    by Jan Strnad
    Grief counselor and skeptic Claire Devane finds her life turned upside down when the recently deceased begin to return from the hereafter to visit the living one last time. Secrets are revealed. Love and longing… betrayal, murder, guilt… the visitations bring them all out of the shadows and into the light. It's a strange new world, one that threatens to swallow her whole. Little profanity, no explicit sex, mild violence

    by S. Eric Wachtel
    A high ranking Israeli minister has been murdered in Jerusalem. Muslim terrorists are suspected, but no group has claimed responsibility. Discovering a barely legible name scribbled on a blood-stained business card in the shirt pocket of the slain minister, the Director of Israeli Intelligence calls upon international security consultant Harry McClure to investigate a possible American connection to the brutal crime. Follow McClure as he uncovers a Wall Street money-launder... more
  • There's an App for That

    by Ed Toolis
    For the last 150 million years, we’ve longed for a time when all of human knowledge and wisdom would be at our fingertips, so we could finally live up to our potentials and be the geniuses we think we are, be able to out-smart our kids when they ask for money, and know what to do when the loves of our lives scream, "If you really loved me, you'd know what I'm mad about,” just to name a few. And with the Internet and mobile devises, there are now apps for all that. However, there are some unin... more
  • What Is Your Cat Doing?

    by Renee Williams
    A cute and adorable cat taps into the imagination of every boy and girl. He shows them many different occupations and inspire their dreams.