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by Ben OhmartPaul Frees. The voice of your Ghost Host at Disneyland/world's Haunted Mansion. The dastardly Boris Badenov from Bullwinkle. Professor Ludwig von Drake via the Wonderful World of Disney. The Pillsbury Dougboy. The Ape in George of the Jungle. Half the Beatles in their cartoon series. Narrator of The Shaggy Dog, The War of the Worlds, and other classic films. And 1000s of radio shows (Suspense, Escape), commercials (Toucan Sam of Fruit Loops cereal) and voice overs (Spartacus, Patton and hundred... more
by Alex Kane
Alex Kane lives in west-central Illinois, where he works as a freelancer, plays too many first-person shooters, and blogs about culture and technology in his spare time. A graduate of the 2013 Clarion West Writers Workshop, his stories have appeared in Omni, Spark, Digital Science Fiction, and the YA anthology Futuredaze, among other places. His reviews and criticism have also been published in Foundation: The International Review of Sc... more
by m.jules bevansA teacher of English at a private boys school in Istanbul is confronted with his past when the CIA and Turkish intelligence interrogate Mehmet about his association Ali Bin Shah Ram, a known Yemeni terrorist. He is forced into becoming a double agent to betray his friend. Events become complicated when he finds himself caring for his CIA handler, Josie Halavi. From the cobblestoned streets of Istanbul to terrorist attacks planned for the Paris metro, the American Embassy in Madrid and New Yor... more
by James EdwardThis is the complete unofficial Tell-All book combining the history of the past with the present stars of the motor sports world of NASCAR. In depth coverage of 10 tracks, 20 moments that defined the sport, 50 drivers mixing with yesteryear and today, 14 families that made the sport and 6 owners that changed how it has been run. Book is written in large print.
by Bobbi JG Weiss
WRITERS ARE ACTORS. I know that for a fact because I've been both. And over the years I've realized how much the two arts overlap. Writers are onpage actors. The skills necessary for the page parallel those necessary for the stage. So I've turned my training as an actor into a handy little bag of writing Tools, Techniques and Tricks that I still use to this day. Come discover a whole new, hands-on, and if I do say so myself, fun way to develop characters, plot solid stories, and j... more
by Leslie AdattoNew York City is world-renowned for its skyline and high atop its lofty heights beats a feast of breathtaking rooftop destinations for every taste and imagination. ROOF EXPLORER’S GUIDE: 101 New York City Rooftops by Leslie Adatto is the first and ultimate guide to an urban treasure trove of rooftop gems. This complete guide showcases a dazzling array of surprising rooftop escapes in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx, from hotel rooftop bars and restaurants to elevated p... more
by Caryn Rose18 days, five countries, and seven concerts: this was how long-time Springsteen chronicler and veteran Backstreets contributor Caryn Rose spent her summer vacation, running from Paris to Prague to Vienna to London to Dublin, following Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on tour. Were European Springsteen fans that different from their Stateside counterparts? Were the shows overseas truly better than the ones in the States? Part travelogue and part rock and roll love letter, Rose takes you wi... more
by Bo BrockWhat do you do when you have a goat in your kitchen in the middle of the night? Why should you never put a pig in your mouth? With humor and heart, seasoned Texas veterinarian Bo Brock answers these questions and many more in his lighthearted collection of autobiographical essays, crowded in the middle of nowhere. Drawing from decades of work with every imaginable animal, as well as from his time off with his friends and family, Brock admits that this book is void of literary terms such as ri... more
by Eric BennettA penguin tale of friendship and coming of age. It’s the story of a young penguin named Noodles on his first (very memorable) adventure at sea in the mysterious Southern Ocean. When his fun takes a turn and Noodles discovers he is lost, he tries to find his way home before darkness sets in, meeting an interesting cast of characters along the way. Noodles has nearly given up when he meets a friendly fish named Albie who knows the sea “like the back of my fin.” They begin the journey together. But... more
by Michael RaysEntertaining and inspiring, Guitar Odyssey is the day-to-day journal of amateur guitarist Michael Rays as he attempts to learn the guitar solo on Deep Purple’s “Highway Star.” Michael dives right in, blissfully unaware the project will take him two years. It's a book for 1) guitarists of any caliber; 2) rock music lovers; and 3) fans of persistence and patience.
by Amy Goodridge-BakstThis book is a humorous look at bathroom advice and etiquette your mother has told you over the years. It's amazing how all of Amy's early potty lessons come flooding back when she approaches a women's restroom. Every woman will relate to the various potty scenarios and situations that causes them to convert their body into a human pretzel.
by Les MacDonaldThe Day the Music Died: Updated covers the deaths of many of the music industry's brightest lights. There are more than 100 stories including chapters on Buddy Holly, John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Michael Jackson and many more.
by Michael PaulsThis year, go where the rich and famous are going... Wrapped in the improbable guise of a parody guidebook, The Travellers’ Guide to Hell takes you to places you never dreamed you would see, and fairly rubs your nose in them. You’ll feel the heat and savour the sulfur as you’re dragged through the twisted hallucinations of cultures ranging from the Mesopotamians to the Alabamians. The Guide to Hell is profusely illustrated and packed with practical info: how to get there, what to pack, tips on... more
Comedy Writing for Late-Night TV: How to Write Monologue Jokes, Desk Pieces, Sketches, Parodies, Audience Pieces, Remotes, and Oby Joe ToplynFour-time Emmy® winner Joe Toplyn has written and produced comedy/talk shows for over fifteen years. Now he reveals his proven methods of writing for late-night television in this one-of-a-kind insider’s guide. Toplyn analyzes each type of comedy piece in the late-night TV playbook and takes you step-by-step through the process of writing it. Also use this comprehensive manual to write short-form comedy for the Internet, sketch shows, magazines, reality shows, radio, advertising, and any... more
by Paul SpencerA music industry overview with look at skills artist need to succeed. Includes selling music, submit material to radio, labels, industry, contracts and much more!
by Jayesh PatelThe amazing but unsung cricket history of Americas profusely illustrated with rare material, vintage lithographs/pictures/early team scores of the pioneering English, Irish and Australian cricketers.