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by Jolene DeLilysAt the onset of a bout with mental illness that erupted at the age of seventeen was when the author penned her first three poems, barring a few rhyming poems written as a child. Recovery began immediately. After the standard E.E.G. and prescribed psychiatric therapy, the worst of it was short lived. Having moved from the north to a stretch of the Bible Belt, Nashville, Tennessee, at age thirty, also sets a central theme for this deep psycho/spiritual journey through an interesting labyrinth... more
by Douglas BullisMost people who look into the sky at night don't think of it as an art form. As a producer of an astrophysical journal, I see the night sky through a vastly different set of lenses. Our eyes see only one percent of all the energies emitted by the objects of the universe. I am accustomed to seeing the other 99 percent. What I see is an art form that is inconceivable to people who have not seen the sky in ultraviolet, X-ray, infra-red, and radio waves. Sky Candy is a non-technical portrait of the ... more
by Lawrence D. MassOn The Future of Wagnerism: Art, Intoxication, Addiction, Codependence and Recovery is the sequel to Lawrence Mass’s memoir, Confessions of a Jewish Wagnerite: Being Gay and Jewish in America. Together, they form a narrative of consciousness and experience in the author’s life as a gay Jewish man, as a physician, and as a writer. Via the trajectory of his own struggles with and specialist work in addiction, Mass explores interfaces of culture, social tolerance, health and spirituality. How do su... more
by Jacqueline P. WalkerObstacles are a part of life. Overcoming them motivates others to persevere and soar! A Season of Disruption is a fictional memoir that tells a story of courage, love, and the willpower to withstand challenges that often break and defeat families. Widowed due to a twist of fate, Murna Moreland, a Caribbean homemaker, makes a nearly unimaginable choice. She leaves her children—alone— in Jamaica and journeys to the US to find opportunities. Murna anticipates that she will be able to have the ... more
by Sharon Emery
Sharon Emery struggled with the losses and limits she faced but couldn't change – no matter how hard she tried.
And she did try. First with her incurable severe stutter, then with the death of her daughter, Jessica, and the too-early deaths of her own younger siblings. Meanwhile, her “broken” voice meant her long career in communications was regularly a battle.
Emery wrote this memoir to help guide her children on their own life journeys, stressing t... more
by Simone YemmStalked by Demons, Guarded by Angels: The Girl with the Eating Disorder is a window into the depths of dysfunction as experienced through bulimia, binge-eating disorder, self-harm, and suicidality. Carrying messages of self-loathing and inadequacy from her childhood, Simone explores key relationships and how they shape her—for better and for worse—over the decades. Stalked by Demons, Guarded by Angels offers vulnerable insight into an oft-hidden world. It doesn’t pretend to answer all the questi... more
by Fanen ChiahemenA true story told through the eyes of a child in a raw suite of stories and poetry, this creative memoir showcases the resilience and strength of the human spirit as a young girl finds a way to survive a turbulent family setting.
by Michel DeliferThe author's life journey begins in Lebanon where he volunteers as a field medic for the Lebanese Red Cross during the civil war. He immigrates to the United States and lands a position in the insurance industry that leads to success and international adventures. He encounters many learning challenges, including how to survive in the U.S. business culture and when to use the many idioms of American English. As he continues to expand his international business skills he also discovers his own i... more
by BD TimminsRunning From Hippos: A Memoir of Trauma and Depression by BD Timmins is a moving, powerful autobiography about surviving the darkness of trauma. Starting with the early days, the author takes you back to the beginning of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, onward through the turmoil of depression, self-harm, and suicidal ideations, then into the light of triumph. It wasn't an easy journey, but if you've been there or know someone who has, you will relate on a personal level. If you feel alone... more
by Stephen BentleyMeet the real Line of Duty ™ undercover team in this previously untold and gripping story of how a Northern Irish terrorist and murderer and one of his followers, were caught in an audacious and brilliantly executed undercover sting on the English mainland, codenamed, Operation George.
by Anthony WaldrenFinding success in this thing called “life” can be complicated. Sometimes we’re driven by an insatiable hunger; other times, we drift in life aimlessly looking for purpose. Yet, what appears to be circumstances meant to bury us can become the foundation from which we grow. In life, we grow strong and resilient simply because of our courage to continue through seemingly insurmountable obstacles. This book is an example of what happens when perseverance becomes less of an admirable quality and ... more
by Charity PleasantThis book follows the journey of an Ohio native from birth throughout adulthood. It recalls many of her memories and lessons throughout her life that has given her an understanding of how she thinks and who she is today. It explains transparently some of the mistakes she's made on her journey in hopes to keep others from making the same ones. It's a real-life take on the basic principles she was taught and how she has lived by some and let others fall by the wayside. This reading will connect yo... more
by Paula Baysinger MorhardtThis book is a companion volume to Widow's Walk. It contains all the poems from the first day, when I found my husband of 42 years in his chair, gone, to three years later. There are 42 poems to celebrate our 42 years of marriage, and three poems for my mother, who passed away the next day. They are not happy poems, they are gritty, they are painful, and they are real. My hope is that these poems touch your heart, and let you know that are not alone, that at some point we all go through this in... more
by Paula Baysinger Morhardtwhen you start married life at 17, problems are everywhere you look. First baby, second baby, husband out late, children getting sick. Problems, problems, and more problems. But there are bright moments, too- the first daughter-in- law, the first grandbaby. Tears of Pain and Tears of joy were shed during the first 25 years of this marriage. Learn what being a mother meant to this woman, and how she handled it.
by Paula Baysinger MorhardtThe fourth in the series, A Year of Celebrations shares 12 memories of the authors life during special occasions- the ones that celebrate food! Contains 24 recipes from the authors grandmothers' and great grandmother's recipe boxes.
by Paula Baysinger MorhardtThird in a series, Season of Harvest 2 shares 12 more essays on gardening, harvesting and cooking for a year, in the authors gardens. Contains recipes from the authors grandmothers' and great grandmother's recipe boxes.