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by Howard LownesThe story is about a couple in England that were Quakers and prosecuted numerous times while preaching. Then after paying the fine to be released went back to preaching again.
by Jennifer A. Payne“She thought about him often over the years. Looked him up online occasionally to see where he was and if he was all right. It wasn’t until last fall that she found his email address, and several months more before she got up the courage to write.” So begins the epistolary novella Water Under the Bridge, a sort-of love story told through a series of emails, about two people who reconnect after 15 years and work to reconcile their pasts…and futures. It’s a story about being brave and speaki... more
by Paul GormanHaunted for thirty years by a dream of a female friend’s death eight years before she died in a skydiving accident, Filmmaker Paul Gorman hopes to unlock the mystery of his dream by making a film about her. Gorman’s memoir tells the remarkable story about the making of his 2014 award winning documentary film, "Ride The Sky". Gorman retraces pioneering skydiver Joan Carson’s nomadic life from the time of her death in 1981 back to her childhood. His journey uncovers a cult-like band of skydivers a... more
by Paul GormanSeeking adventure in 1969, nineteen-year-old Paul Gorman sets off on what becomes a wild and terrifying solo hitchhiking trip to Europe. Less than twenty-four hours later, he experiences 120 mph car chases between cops and ex-cons, becoming a fugitive. Shortly after arriving in Europe, he endures a snowstorm and heads south in search of sunny beaches and cheap prices, landing in possibly the most fascist country since WWII: dictator Francisco Franco's Spain. Struggling to survive, he relies on s... more
by H. Walter VanderHeideFrom the Appalachian Mountains of the east to the Rocky Mountains of the west, each U.S. state has one geographical point rising above the rest. Rugged mountains such as Montana’s Granite Peak and Washington’s Rainier clearly make the list, yet this collection of 50 highpoints also includes unfamiliar hills and gentle landmarks often located in obscure parts of the country. Discover the adventure and follow my 20-year journey from North Carolina’s Mount Mitchell, to the top of Denali Alaska, ... more
by Jody WhiteBeing forced to confront death is a profound opportunity to explore what it means to be alive. In 1999, on the cusp of adulthood and newly in love, Jody White's whole world caved in, taking his breath away. He was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of acute leukaemia and given two weeks to live. After a whirlwind of intensive treatment, and close to death, he drifted between worlds, dreaming himself into the care of a wizened old cowboy, his own personal SWAT team and an old crone who ... more
by Marci Glidden SavageOn August 13, 2014, Marci found Paul, her beloved husband of thirty-four years, dead by suicide. No warning. No explanation. No final good-bye. Less than five years later, on March 15, 2019, the unthinkable happened again. Michael, Marci's second husband of only eight months, was found dead by suicide as well. In And No One Saw It Coming, Marci vulnerably shares her journey from anger, hopelessness, and sorrow to acceptance and joy while offering hope to others facing similar situations today. ... more
by Ignacio J. EstebanATF Undercover is by retired ATF Special Agent Ignacio J. Esteban detailing his dangerous undercover cases with repeat violent offenders, gang members, armed drug dealers and international firearms traffickers.
by Lesley LoweInspired by true events, Autumn Gold celebrates the indomitable courage embodied by young biracial lawyer Vashti Warner. At age 34, Vashti radiates good health and is an excellent litigator in a district attorney’s office where she seeks to make a difference in the lives of the disadvantaged and disenfranchised. Suddenly she is diagnosed with multiple myeloma, and undergoes high-risk medical treatments never parting with her humor or passion for life—and in large measure buoyed by her renewed re... more
by Bill Dutcher
Like a mosaic, my book is composed of bits and pieces of memories dating back to the end of World War II. Its goal is to show what a balanced life looks like. From running my own neighborhood gang of "Little Rascals" to turning a journalism degree and a $500 investment into a family owned, multi-million dollar oil and gas producing company, my life has felt like a balancing act on a roller coaster. In this book, written as a septuagenarian sesquipedalian, I look back on my eff... more
by Paul W. J. O'Brien“Big Wheels Rolling On” portrays many events that transpired over several decades in the author’s life, the majority as an adult. From funny things that happened to dangerous life threatening situations, the short stories contained in these pages center around real life interactions with key players that were a part of Paul’s life. A canoe trip that “went south” to a near death experience while trucking. While flying, a near miss with a flock of geese, to loneliness and fear in a serious blizzar... more
by Rima PandeAgastya Raj has a stroke that leaves him paralyzed from the neck down and unable to speak. As he lies in bed enveloped by a circle of love and care orchestrated by his wife Khushi, he shares with us the tumultuous thoughts that swirl in his mind. In this fictionalized narrative, Rima Pande immerses herself in her father’s consciousness to become his voice, bringing to you the story of her parents, her father’s illness and her powerful, giving mother. His Voice is a sensitive portrayal of deep fa... more
by Daniel D. Lee
FORTUITY, LOVE, AND ADVENTURE FORGE A PATH TO HEALING WHEN LIFE MEETS HISTORICAL FICTION
A father and son, whose lives were tattered by divorce and addiction, reunite and move to a new city to start over. They receive a strange inheritance from an unknown ancestor who died eighty years before—Valentine T. McGillycuddy—the first topographer of the Black Hills in South Dakota, a field surgeon during the Indian Wars, the first Indian Agent at Pine Ridge, and th... more
by Kathy Haley Buhrman
“Jack, did you hear the whistle? Live your life with passion, son. Always listen for the whistle.”
In 1984, the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad sold a 100-mile line of railroad track to retired USAF pilot and real estate entrepreneur, Jack Haley, who had a dream to buy a railroad. A year later on Christmas Eve 1985, Jack, as president and chief executive, took possession of their Iowa Division, renaming it the Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad, having secured a $75 million ... more
by Mark Langan
JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I’D SEEN IT ALL...
In his award-winning book Busting Bad Guys, narcotics sergeant Mark Langan told gripping street stories about bookies, drug dealers, and ladies of the night.
Now Langan tells more true-crime stories and those of his fellow Omaha police officers in blue—
- Sharp-shooting snipers who made a split-second life-and-death decision in Omaha’s most infamous hostage standoff
- The bust that took down the Hells Angels a... more
by Steve KravetzTHis is a tribute book to Darlene, my wife of 28 years, and the force behind our involvement with Dog Rescue for over ten years. First two years as volunteers, then eight years a owner of our own 24/7 non-profit Dog Rescue. Each of the hundreds of dogs that came across our door had a story, and I have picked out over twenty stories of our dogs, with pictures to bring a smile or two to your faces. The book also gives insite into the rescue business and how important the volunteers that give mo... more