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by Peter Kurtz
A 55-year-old man with a yen for the outdoors feels time running out. One day he decides to dig out his old backpack from the basement and hike a section of the Appalachian Trail. He does not know that this weeklong hike through Georgia and North Carolina will propel him into other mountain adventures, culminating in a mystical trip to the Continental Divide to follow the footsteps of a childhood friend.
The author leads the reader along dirt paths across multiple mountains, meeting e... more
by Rex NelsonAt some point you’ll think, “These people are nuts,” and you’ll be right. You may find yourself suddenly glad for the little things in life, like sunlight (a big little thing) or above-zero temperatures (equally appreciable). What you might not know is that the lack of these things can drive a person nuts. Or in this case, more nuts. That’s the road five guys have chosen as they spend an isolated winter together at the summit of the Greenland ice cap. Throw in colossal special effects, a twisti... more
by Cristina G.A naïve farmer’s daughter, who never saw a computer before the age of 24, goes to Italy, one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Here, her dreams turn into a perpetual nightmare. Everything and everyone is against her. Attractive, single, and humble she becomes a target of unfaithful men and an innocent victim of their wives. Alone, terrified, abused and on the edge of insanity, she contemplates death. But the love for her family stops her. Slavery at the end of the 20th... more
by Cristina G.True stories from a communist regime. Black and white TVs, no exotic food, no freedom.
by S. C. SterlingScott has played over 500 concerts at hundreds of venues spanning almost two decades. From performing to the bar staff at strip mall dive bars, to a sold-out show with members of The Misfits and the Ramones, 33 Percent Rockstar: Music, Heartbreak and the Pursuit of Rock Stardom is about the love of music and life as a struggling musician. It is the true story of what happens when you give up everything to follow your dreams—even when they lead to a run-down strip club in a seedy part of Lincoln,... more
by Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo
In some parts of the world, people throw parties when they get a visa to come to America. What awaits them in America is often not of great concern to them at that point. After all, they have consumed and internalized the sanitized one-sided stories of life in America from the media, from returnees, and most recently, from well-choreographed, and often, photoshopped images on social media. But the real America waits in ambush for every new arrival, ever ready to transform his or her life for ... more
by Beth M. Howard
By the age of 40, adventure journalist, Beth M. Howard, was convinced that no matter what she set her mind to, she could find a way to do it. Nothing, however, had prepared her for moving to Stuttgart, Germany, to marry a German.
After a lust-filled, trans-Atlantic courtship, Howard trades the West Coast for a newlywed life with Marcus, an automotive engineer. With fairy-tale optimism, she’s determined to learn the language, settle into her new home and live happily ever after&mdas... more
Past, Present, Future: Fashion Memoir of 70 Years of Design, Education, Engineering, Manufacturing & Technology. ISBN-13: 978069by Shirley WillettMy 70-year memoir is targeted to all designers, makers and consumers of fashion, from beginners to professionals to educators. It talks of all the social and industrial connections to understand the big picture in which fashion design takes place. It is filled with fun and enlightening experiences to be enjoyed by both designers and consumers of fashion. The second chapter is FAIR, Fashion Apparel Industry Renewal. It introduces innovative business structures for the future, especially in engine... more
Let My Legacy Be Love, A Story of Discovery and Transformation: Tracing Adult Issues to Childhood Hurtsby Christina BeaucheminWhen Christina's second marriage came to a heartbreaking end, she found herself on an unexpected path of discovery--a path that soon revealed the root of her lifelong avoidance of the mirror, her lack of personal boundaries, her mystery illness, and her belief that she was never quite good enough. By digging in--and for the first time, taking a very honest look at the childhood events that shaped her adult life--Christina found her truth. Each short story is followed by a "Discovery" culminating... more
by Marjory LyonsThink you can't write? Think again! A foolproof guide to getting your story written at last! is a step-by step guidebook for writers in how to get started and complete the book that you have dreamed about, with the co-authors drawing on many years as educators, authors, speakers and workshops leaders. A second book is being prepared now Think you can't write? think again!
by Malcolm WelshmanMalcolm has had a lifetime filled with exciting encounters with animals. As a lad in Nigeria, he is attacked by soldier ants and terrified by a snake in his treehouse. His treasured companion, Poucher, an African bush dog, prevents him and his mother from being savaged by baboons. Once qualified as a vet Malcolm has to attempt life-saving surgery on his beloved parrot. On a road trip across the Sahara, there is a tussle with a lame camel and the operation on an ostrich gored by an antelope. Sett... more
by T. R. RobinsonAfter years of abuse, endless struggles and, through no fault of her own, many failures, this gentle woman decides a change of lifestyle may be for the best. Several relocations, both within her adopted England and back to her homeland, eventually follow. Nevertheless, many ‘challenges’ continue to trouble her and yet again, her historic naivety and innocence are taken advantage of. She faces the potential of being shot, knifed and cut into pieces and has encounters with her homeland’s native wi... more
by T. R. RobinsonHaving gained her freedom from an abusive situation this naïve woman looked forward to a peaceful and contend life with her young son. But life, lust and fate had other ideas. Besides the hardships of single parenthood when it was socially unacceptable she had to also endure continuing unwanted attention from both men and women. Lesbian violence, pimp intimidation, rampant jealousy, gunman, love, lust, homelessness, financial difficulties and a host of other situations led to several serious sui... more
by T. R. RobinsonAt the age of five this young girl suffered a loss which was to have a massive impact upon the rest of her life. Her innocence, loving nature and incredible naivety combined with her natural beauty where taken advantage of by family and strangers. After escaping from attempted sexual abuse she falls into the hands of an occupying force who torture and violate her and leave her for dead. Rescued by a local family she is ultimately, after many hardships, restored to her relatives through whom she ... more
SAINT UNSHAMED: A GAY MORMON'S LIFE--Healing From the Shame of Religion, Rape, Conversion Therapy & Cancer To Find My True Selfby Kerry AshtonThe first paragraph of Kerry Ashton's new memoir explains a lot: “I told this story once as fiction in the 1980s, but this time I tell the truth. I even tell the truth, in #MeToo fashion, about being violently raped by another man when I was 18, with a knife held to my throat—a secret I kept from everyone, including myself, for over 40 years. The rape, like other experiences I endured while a student at Brigham Young University, where I came out in the early 1970s, had a profound impact ... more
by Joseph Powell