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  • Developmental and Copyeditor of Other Authors' Books

    by Bryna Kranzler
    I 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.
  • Fire Diary

    by Elizabeth Washington
    Lizzy, 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
  • Fat Fanny

    by Kathleen Bliss Dominguez
    Fat 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
  • Even the Dead Are Coming

    by Mike Robbins
    In 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
  • The Nine Horizons: Travels in Sundry Places

    by Mike Robbins
    In 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
  • Jump Into the Blue

    by Christina Lavers
    Beginning 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
  • Under Siege: Black Muslim Down Under

    by Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman
    Under 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
  • The Street or Me: A New York Story

    by Judith Glynn
    The 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
  • An Improbable Journey: A True Story of Courage and Survival During World War II

    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
  • Glad You're Not Me

    by Jonathan Harnisch
    Book Five of the groundbreaking bestseller Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography, Glad You're Not Me, takes the act of transgression to another level. Harnisch, the author himself, discovers he has been fictionalized as a character in an old friend's chapbook, and decides to come out of the woodwork as a real person, The Mentally Ill Artist, in this explicit transgressive reaction chapbook.
  • Freak

    by Jonathan Harnisch
    Book Two of the groundbreaking bestseller Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography, Freak, explores Ben's days at Wakefield. School is too traumatic, so Ben lets Georgie attend and take the abuse. The book explores Georgie's relationship with the original Claudia Nesbitt, the girlfriend of the jock Ozer, who tormented Georgie mercilessly. Claudia befriends Georgie and loves him for who he is. The other good part of Wakefield is Heidi Berillo's philosophy class, in which Georgie excels. Heidi encourage... more
  • The Oxygen Tank

    by Jonathan Harnisch
    Book Four of the groundbreaking bestseller Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography, The Oxygen Tank, shows Georgie back in his morning routine of breaking coffee cups, falling in the shower, and of course, meeting Claudia for the first time. Georgie's house grows in size and grandeur with every dream. Claudia has an affair with Sir Tony Halldale and is caught by Georgie. Claudia is hit by a car and paralyzed. She then drowns when Georgie takes her boogie boarding on his boat. Georgie tries to kill hi... more
  • Porcelain Utopia

    by Jonathan Harnisch
    Book Three of the groundbreaking bestseller Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography, Porcelain Utopia, explores Dr C's interactions with Georgie and Ben. She thinks that dredging up Ben's past will somehow fix his present. Ben describes what went down at the holdup with the cell phone "bomb." He describes being booked into the psychiatric ward. Ben develops a strong obsession with Claudia/Heidi. Ben describes his first sexual encounters at age 10, in the Boy Scout treehouse. Ben describes some of his... more
  • steady as she goes

    by john molloy
    There are many ingredients necessary to make an adventure. For example take one young and enthusiastic Irishman, a thirst to visit far places, a love of the sea and a capacity to observe life and the adventure can begin. John Molloy in 496 well written pages takes the reader around the world on a journey to great ports, and out of the way places through freezing Atlantic waters to sometimes placid waters of the Pacific Islands. As his journey through life begins, so does the understanding of the... more
  • The Blameless Victim: Our Ten-Year Legal Battle Against Zurich American Insurance and American International Group

    by Harold Rhodes
    On January 9, 2002, there would be no predicting that a forty-ton tractor-tanker carrying liquid asphalt would crash into Marcia Rhodes’s stopped car, leaving the wife and mother paralyzed from the waist down and with extensive secondary medical damages. The Blameless Victim is the story of the Rhodes family’s decade-long struggle against the devastating consequences of this crash—horrible medical traumas, an unending financial struggle, a daughter’s deep depression and alienation, as well as... more

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