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  • The Five-Star Review: A Collection of Cat Ellington's Top-Rated Book Reviews from 1981-2021

    by Cat Ellington

    Quill Pen Ink Publishing presents The Five-Star Review: A Collection of Cat Ellington’s Top-Rated Book Reviews from 1981-2021. Spanning 40 years of Cat Ellington’s work as a critic of literature, the reference features an alphabetized list highlighting all of her five-star reviews composed throughout that time.

    Part of the Cat Ellington Literary Collection, this stand-alone selection is an excellent read for both reviewers and book lovers alike.

  • Reviews by Cat Ellington: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 6

    by Cat Ellington, Naras Kimono

    Dipped in an intense hue of neon green, Reviews by Cat Ellington: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 6 continues the journey through the analytical world of literary criticism with the next collection of critiques.

    Swimming in a stream of thrills, chills, crime, drama, and suspense, the 6th installment features Cat Ellington's comprehensive take on a variety of fictional tales that usher in the next generation of literature, including "Day of the Tiger" by Dallas Gorham... more

  • Reviews by Cat Ellington: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 5

    by Cat Ellington, Naras Kimono, Joseph Strickland

    Painted in a rich hue of ultraviolet blue, Reviews by Cat Ellington: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 5 continues the journey through the analytical world of literary criticism with the next collection of engrossing examinations that either ooh, aah, or grimace their way through the vast realm of literary fiction.

    In the fifth installment of the original series, Cat Ellington presents her trademarked style of interpretative criticism in a diverse set of fictional compositions, including &qu... more

  • Reviews by Cat Ellington: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 4

    by Cat Ellington, Naras Kimono

    The latest successor in the Reviews by Cat Ellington series, Reviews by Cat Ellington: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 4 takes center stage to cover the years of 2014-2017 in a more comprehensive layout.

    As the effort excitedly shows off the evolution of its uniquely distinctive authorship in the art of literary criticism, Cat Ellington evaluates her way through the fourth installment of the fascinating progression with a hearty helping of examinations that both speak to and entic... more

  • Reviews by Cat Ellington: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 3

    by Cat Ellington

    The journey through the analytical world of literary criticism continues with this, the third installment in the progressive Reviews by Cat Ellington book series.

    Following in the footsteps of its one of a kind predecessors, Reviews by Cat Ellington: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 1 and Reviews by Cat Ellington: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 2, Reviews by Cat Ellington: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 3 marks the beginning of Cat Ellington’s foray into the bra... more

  • Reviews by Cat Ellington: A Trilogy of Unique Critiques #1

    by Cat Ellington

    Commemorating the one-year anniversary of her fascinating book series of the same name, Cat Ellington presents Reviews by Cat Ellington: A Trilogy of Unique Critiques #1, a vastly entertaining collection of literary criticism featuring the first three volumes that laid the foundation for it all.

    Comprised of (130) written examinations from the Cat Ellington Literary Collection, Reviews by Cat Ellington: A Trilogy of Unique Critiques #1 includes:

    REVIEWS BY CAT ELLINGTON: T... more

  • The Making of Dual Mania: Filmmaking Chicago Style

    by Joseph Strickland, Cat Ellington, B.J. Patterson

    Inspired by the feature film produced, written, and directed by Chicago filmmaker Joseph Strickland, The Making of Dual Mania: Filmmaking Chicago Style is a boldly personal account of what it takes to create, produce, and direct an independent feature film in current times.

    The nonfiction narrative takes the reader through the sometimes hilarious, frustrating, and bewildering film production process with the fiercely creative Strickland, along with co-authors B.J. Patterson and... more

  • Reviews by Cat Ellington: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 2

    by Cat Ellington

    Succeeding her debut effort Reviews by Cat Ellington: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 1, the adroit wordsmith continues her journey through the analytical world of literary criticism with the second installment in the ongoing series, appropriately titled Reviews by Cat Ellington: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 2.

    Covering the years from 1996 through 2010, Ellington presents (50) insightful, articulate, witty, and sometimes amazingly humorous literary examinations that ... more

  • Reviews by Cat Ellington: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 1

    by Cat Ellington

    Reviews by Cat Ellington are now available in a progressive book series!

    Accessible exclusively through the complete anthology succession, Vol. 1 features a collection of the first (50) literary examinations (compiled from 1979 - 1996) that were penned by the distinctive author and public figure during the earlier years of coming into her own as a hobbyist critic of literature prose.

    Enhanced with an exciting personal colloquy, Reviews by Cat Ellington: The Complete Antho... more

  • Sexual Fascism: Essays

    by Isham Cook
    At present the USA is the global innovator in sexual repression, with almost one million Americans under electronic surveillance, many rendered unemployable and indigent for offenses as minor as frat-party mooning or streaking, consensual relations between teenagers, teen sexting, erotic massage, and public urination. We seem to be a step closer to Big Brother telescreens installed in every home and Thought Police crashing through bedroom windows. But if George Orwell’s 1984 comes to mind, it’s ... more
  • Ways & Sounds: Inquiries. Interconnections. Contours.

    by patrick brennan

    What transforms sounds into music? What does it mean to compose from the inside out or the outside in? Do recordings reshape our conceptions? In this series of essays, New York composer & musician partrick brennan probes a more inclusive, non-centricized, relational framework for understanding various ecologies of composing — and, most compellingly, how can we, as listeners, listen?

     

  • A Montage of a Mauve Reality

    by Thomas James Taylor

    This collection contains my very first scribblings, when I realised that if I did not depart from the self-destructive path I was on, the future would not be stretching very much further for me. The stories and accounts within are what emerged from of a mind in turmoil; eighteen constructs hastily reported as they were viewed, playing out in the theatre of the mind.

    Few are constructed stories; being the teetering first steps of a writer ... more

  • A Contrary Journey with Velvel Zbarzher, Bard

    by Jill Culiner
    In 19th-century Eastern Europe, religious law dictated every aspect of Jewish life. Secular books were forbidden; independent thinkers were threatened with moral rebuke, magical retribution and expulsion. But the Maskilim, proponents of the Haskalah or Jewish Enlightenment, were determined to create a modern Jew. Velvel Zbarzher, rebel, Maskil, and glittering star of fusty inns, spent his life singing his poems to loyal audiences of poor workers and craftsmen, and his attacks condemning t... more
  • James A. Bailey

    by Gloria G. Adams
    A biography of James Anthony Bailey, partner of P. T. Barnum and owner/manager of The Greatest Show on Earth during the Golden Age of the 19th Century circus.
  • Tesla's Words: A Stunning Utopia of the Future

    by Ellis Oswalt

    Emphasizing direct quotes from Nikola Tesla, Tesla’s Words explores exciting details about the great inventor that have seldom been fully recognized, or have perhaps been misunderstood.


    "A startling peek into the mind of a true genius."
    —Kirkus Review

    "Indeed, Tesla often suffered from visions and hallucinations."
    —BlueInk Review

    "Tesla's Words is an eye opening ada... more

  • Ending Wars on Uganda's Children

    by Barbara Gibby
    I arrived in Uganda in 2004, not knowing what to expect but amongst protests by friends and family who equated the country to what they saw happening in South Africa. At that time we grew to expect the frequent loss of electricity in Uganda. We knew to bring flashlights after that first year. During my first visit I was overwhelmed when I heard people talking outside the home we were staying at. Dogs barked which added to the mysterious sounds outside my door. We left the next day to go out to t... more

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