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by Peter Rupert Lighte
Neither the “bamboo curtain” nor sexual confusion could keep Peter Rupert Lighte from his appointed rounds. He was determined to become a sinologist before President Nixon called in on Chairman Mao and to be a father when gay still meant festive. In his latest book, Host of Memories: Tales of Inevitable Happenstance, he crafts a collection of personal anecdotes into a loving and quirky history. In luscious descriptions, he portrays the drama and security of his Jewish New York upb... more
by Wendy Sue Knecht
LIfe, Love, and a Hijacking: My Pan Am Memoir is an insightful, hilarious, sometimes seat-gripping look at the adventures of an ebullient flight attendant, who flew for the world’s most iconic airline, iconic airline, Pan Am. With the world at her fingertips, anything was possible...even the improbable. Single until age 47, Wendy’s Pan Am story of her “life of freedom” is thought provoking and peppered with celebrity, adventure, tragedy, and a lot of laughter. Life, Love, and a Hig... more
by Quest Delaney
If your "Lost Loved One" came back to you for a day. Where would you go? Can you imagine heaven?”
Christians expect to see heaven when they die, but Quest Delaney didn’t have to wait that long. When his young sister tragically died, Quest’s 'Christian and Spiritual beliefs' allowed him to travel past the pearly gates, where angels flock and people fly.
Quest had several clues early in life that he was different. As a child he heard his lat... more
by Peggy HollowayThis is a personal story about one woman's journey with Meniere's Disease that covers diagnosis, treatment and ultimately living with hearing loss.
by frank barbehennThe highly readable story of Frank’s emerging faith in Jesus is a spellbinding dance among various forces in his life. In this most personal, page-turning exposé, he courageously discloses how trauma shaped his life—nearly from the moment of his birth. Beginning in infancy, he was traumatized by an extraordinarily cold, emotionless alcoholic mother. From early childhood on, he was emotionally abused by an angry, disabled father. Later, in midlife, he was twice traumatized by disabilities... more
by Tom RobsonTom Robson began to write creatively in his forties after he moved to Nova Scotia. Originally, his work was either with or for his elementary school students, or purely for the satisfaction that results from creating. Though his students were primarily the target audience for much of his fiction, poetry and plays, he also compiled reminiscences of his ancestry, his early life in England and, later, his life after becoming an immigrant in Canada. "Written While I Still Remember" is a history ... more
by Bryna KranzlerI work as a developmental and copyeditor for other authors, ensuring that their manuscripts are thorough within their subject matter and well-written. I edit both fiction and non-fiction. See my approach to editing under my description as Editor or go to BrynaKranzler.com/Editor.
by Elizabeth WashingtonLizzy, a charismatic firefighter from the west coast, shares an intimately detailed experience of her time in Taji, Iraq. In her memoir, she reveals the joys and harsh realities of a career in firefighting, interlaced with a passion to seek greater purpose in her own life. New friends are made, and lessons are learned as she journeys through the Middle East, Europe, and home again. Depression, death, trauma, religion, travel, culture, war, peace, rejection, life, and love—as a young and somewhat... more
by Kathleen Bliss DominguezFat Fanny is based on a true story about a young woman who finds herself involved with Frank Colacurcio and his cohorts as a Feature Dancer. She performs in Frank’s go-go girl clubs located throughout Seattle, Tacoma and Yakima in Washington State as well as clubs in Texas, Canada and New Jersey during the late 1960s and 1970s. Frank Colacurcio was sometimes referred to as the “godfather” of the Seattle area! The young woman came from an environment where she had been controlled and abused b... more
by Neil WJ Smith
by Mike RobbinsIn 1987 Mike Robbins, a 30-year-old London journalist, decided on a change of lifestyle and signed up for two years as an overseas volunteer. Some weeks later he found himself standing with his luggage in the middle of a featureless baked-earth plain in Eastern Sudan. It was over 100 deg F in the shade. And there was no shade. This is Robbins's account of the two years that followed, working with the Sudan Government in the last months of a failed democratic experiment, as the country coped ... more
by Mike RobbinsIn 1987 Mike Robbins, a young journalist in London, felt restless and decided to travel. He never really stopped. In the quarter century that followed he lived and worked in countries as diverse as the world itself. The pieces in this book take the reader from rural Sudan to the headwaters of the Amazon, from Semana Santa in Quito to Buddhist temples in the Himalayas, across Bhutan on a motorbike, into the ancient souk of Aleppo, to the steppes of Central Asia and finally to New York. Along t... more
by Christina LaversBeginning with a playful Ouija session, an eighteen year old Christy realises that reality might not be as straightforward as her rational western upbringing has led her to assume. As she opens to a cascade of subtle energies these forces increasingly influence her perception until she finds herself in a wild, enthralling space governed by magic and synchronicity. As her consciousness expands and revelations abound, the socially constructed version of herself crumbles away. Immersed in the su... more
by Sulaiman Abdur-RahmanUnder Siege: Black Muslim Down Under is a memoir that chronicles the life of professional journalist Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman as it gives the gripping account on why he walked away from his high-profile journalism career in the United States to migrate to Sydney, Australia. Drawing upon his life experience and writing from his perspective as an African-American Muslim, Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman uses his hard-hitting journalism style, backed with compelling evidence, to explain why the Commonwealth of A... more
by Judith GlynnThe Street or Me: A New York Story, is a true story that proves an ordinary citizen can rescue a street person. Judith is divorced and struggles to support herself in her adopted city when she meets drunk and homeless Michelle Browning in her neighborhood. Previously a beauty queen in Italy, Michelle nears death after six years of street life. At first, Judith gives Michelle food and clothing; never money. Despite setbacks, an unusual street friendship develops that leads Judith to put her life ... more
by Susan Schenkel, PH.D.Through an extraordinary chain of events, a German Jew and a Polish Jew found themselves in Central Asia. They met and fell in love. Together, they struggled to survive hunger, homelessness, deadly epidemics, a black market economy, and Soviet police harassment. After the war, they managed to get from Central Asia to a displaced persons camp in Southern Germany. Along the way, they had a baby. Incredibly, in the DP camp, this Jewish couple developed an enduring friendship, which defied the hatre... more