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Memoir

  • NOT ON ANY MAP

    by Margie Smith Holt
    When her carefully laid plans for career and marriage fall apart on the eve of her 40th birthday, a risk-averse Philadelphia journalist finds adventure, love, and meaning in an offbeat Caribbean “paradise,” but two back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes threaten to blow it all away.
  • How Hockey Saved My World. An off-beat family memoir.

    by Alex Charns
    Poignant, philosophical, humorous, and wise. Part handbook on hockey and part memoir. The story is periodically interrupted by hilarious tips on the sport, as the author narrates his family story, including his son and daughter’s passion to play and his missteps as a hockey dad and husband.
  • Echoes in the Stars

    by Gordon Frisbie
    Boo was a predominantly white Australian shepherd. Her only handicap, aside from bone-headed bravery, was deafness in one ear. Deafness is a common disability for the lethal white variety of this breed. She was found alone in a city park, brought to an animal shelter, and ended up with a man who had never owned a dog. For fifteen years man and dog enjoyed dog-sports, adventure, friendship, mishaps, law breaking, and (unofficial) law enforcement. This collection of stories and essays also include... more
  • The Mayor of Mardi Gras: A Memoir

    by Gregory L Fischer

    New Orleans Mardi Gras parades date back to 1857. Many people attend Mardi Gras. Fewer people participate as members of a krewe, and still fewer work year-round as artists and float builders. My cousin McKinley "Mackie" J. Cantrell, III was one of the artists and builders who worked full-time to bring Mardi Gras to life. A third-generation float builder, Mackie's grandfather began building floats during the Great Depression. By the mid-70s, "Big Mac" Cantrell had his o... more

  • A Human, Then a Building, Now a Rising Stock

    by Billy Beans
    A Human, Then a Building, Now a Rising Stock follows the author’s journey through turmoil following the loss of his brother. This account chronicles the far-reaching damage and suffering felt by him and his family. Repeatedly seeing the person he believed responsible for his brother’s death exacerbated a destructive path for the author, leading to alcohol addiction and criminal actions to deal with the anger and hurt. It is a vivid description of how a difficult loss and perceived injustice impa... more
  • Let that dark horse run

    by Sean Taylor-Cole
    My story is about how other people's actions, abuses and words can impact,alter and completely annihilate your life. It shows how apathy and complicity are just as ruinous. It is a disturbing, candid and gritty memoir that reveals the deterioration of the mind when unlawful harassment is allowed to run rampant in the workplace. It reveals how this grievous and shameful abuse caused mental suffering which left me alone and vulnerable to unscrupulous and negligent people. My harassers poss... more
  • Born Into Crisis

    by Kenneth Nixon

    The American mental health system is in crisis, and those affected by its shortcomings are drowning without the tools and resources they deserve and need to thrive. In Born Into Crisis, author Kenneth Nixon shares his story of growing up with a mother with severe mental illness and a family stuck in an enduring cycle of trauma. He knows firsthand the impact trauma can have on a person's life. Kenneth not only takes you on a powerful journey through his stories, he provides cogent and prac... more

  • My daughter, myself

    by Connie Easterbrook
    Grief and mourning are taboo subjects-in our society, so how do you interact with the world after your daughter dies in a tragic car accident. My Daughter, Myself is Connie Easterbrook’s journey towards understanding the complex relationship she had with her daughter, Simone, and the complicated grief that ensued.
  • Firsts and Lasts

    by Sara-Savannah Sparrow

    Summer Fling or Soulmate?

    True story of taboo love.

    Sara Sparrow has spent the past decade of her life dedicated to her work, her wellness, and most of all, her young daughter. This single mom does not have time for anything else. So when a shocking court decision gives her ex shared-custody, Sara doesn’t know what to do with her time. COVID has let up a bit and she’s craving to be out again. She has a new slice of freedom, but she’s sti... more

  • Midpoint: A Memoir

    by Patricia Angeles
    Midpoint: A Memoir is an immigrant woman’s story of perseverance and building a legacy future generations can be proud of. Patricia Angeles is at the midpoint of the average human lifespan. Decades of experience, mistakes, love, and loss have led her to contemplate what anyone might when they’ve lived half their life. “What kind of legacy am I leaving behind? What do I want my friends and family to remember after I’m gone? What are the biggest life lessons I can impart while I’m still here?” ... more
  • Strange Vibrations: What it was really like to grow up a Baby Boomer

    by Craig Reem
    BABY BOOMER Craig Reem’s upbringing in Los Angeles is a reflection on the life, loss, and laughter of a boy who walked toward Haight-Ashbury in the 1960s and ended up at Sears. His family’s early abandonment by his father awoke a five-year-old to the emerging turbulence of the new decade. He became an active player as both an inquisitive journalist and traveling chronicler beginning in the 1970s. This prepared him for fatherhood at the dawn of the 21st century, an effort of love and direction he... more
  • Love Is A Losing Game

    by Preston Nelson
    Always love yourself first, be cautious of giving love too soon, you should make a conscious effort to make sure that you’re getting loyalty, honesty, respect and dedication from the other person before you give in to the emotion of love. Keep in mind love can’t be turned off like a faucet if the other person becomes problematic. How many times have you heard of someone staying in a toxic relationship they obviously shouldn’t be in and the reason is that they love that person? In my opinion, you... more
  • Clearwater

    by James Obi
    The author was born and raised in a traditional rural village in the most violently homophobic country on earth – Nigeria. His memoir tells a harrowing story – how he negotiated ostracism, imprisonment, homelessness, violence, extortion and intense persecution. But he is never a victim – drawing on his own spiritual and emotional resources, he overcomes. He seeks to understand the root causes of homophobia, providing fascinating insights into Igbo culture, history, spirituality and cosmology. Mo... more
  • Why Didn't You Call? A Peace Corps Panama Exposé

    by Michael Wald
    Synopsis: After practicing business law for over 35 years, the author joined the Peace Corps. This is the incredible story of that experience. Reading this book will give you a new perspective on the world and your place in it. If you or anyone you know is considering living, working, or volunteering abroad, the author sheds sunshine on what it’s truly like with a full chapter on culture burnout. For adventure travel lovers, the book unearths hidden gems that will whet your desire to explore fur... more
  • Laurence: Tales of Me & My Mentor

    by Khaleel The Writer
    Laurence Washington, a prolific, Colorado writer and journalist, experience-driven college professor, knowledgeable mentor, movie connoisseur and true friend, departed this world in February 2021. I penned Laurence: Tales of Me & My Mentor to chronicle some of the memories we’ve shared, and the wisdom he provided me in his last five years. This book preserves Mr. Washington’s legacy, and gives others a chance to know him like I, and so many others, did.
  • Time Traveled

    by KRISTA MARSON

    TIME TRAVELED strings together a slew of travel vignettes that are punchy and fun to read. The author seamlessly alternates being witty, poignant, or philosophical, yet never wavers from being brutally honest. This author lays herself bare and doesn't flinch whenever she feels vulnerable. Themes such as nature, history, and identity rank high on her literary list, as well as loneliness and the importance of having someone to love. Tripping over the remnants of who we used to be, this expl... more

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