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by John Coburn
What is your first step in moving forward from a tragedy? How is that process affected when you’re confronted with another tragic event… and another… and another? How resilient can one person be?
U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer John Coburn has patrolled the Coronado National Forest in southern Arizona for over eight years. In one of the most inherently dangerous law enforcement jobs in the world, Officer Coburn has had his fair share of dangerous encounte... more
by Karen gedneyMemoir of Dr. Karen Gedney, an internal medicine specialist who spent almost 30 years behind bars as a prison physician. Her true stories, including that of being taken hostage bring the reader with her on a journey into a world she was ill-prepared for and against all odds turned it into a calling.
by Libby J. AtwaterWhat Lies Within Reminds Readers How To Be Human. “When the storyteller tells the truth, she reminds us that human beings are more alike than unalike… A story is what it’s like to be a human being—to be knocked down and to miraculously arise,” said Maya Angelou. Libby J. Atwater’s memoir, What Lies Within, illustrates what Angelou meant. This riches to rags to reality tale begins in New Jersey and portrays life in small town America during the 1950s and `60s. Fathers worked, mothers ran th... more
by Carla FeaganCarla talks about how her belief system was ingrained at an early age and how traumatic experiences solidified those beliefs (#metoo). Throughout her story you’ll see how her decisions were affected by those demons rising when she least expected and the resulting impacts. It is also a realization of the inner strength that kept her going, the process of setting those beliefs free, and the will to live a life she deserved.
by Jean BoulerChasing the Mockingbird is the story of my collapse into mental illness while doing research for a book about Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird. If you're interested in how a writer works, or new information about Harper Lee, or a personal struggle with mental illness, you might enjoy my book. I had a life-long fascination with Harper Lee and Mockingbird because I grew up 40 miles from her hometown of Monroeville in south Alabama. She knew my parents. Her fame convinced me to become a writer... more
by Kelly BranyikKelly was a writer ever since her favorite third-grade writing project. And while she did well in school and excelled in her English classes, her mother, Kathy, felt there were other lessons to be learned from the world. As the middle child of three children, her mother often took them on family road trips across the country. For Kelly, it wasn't long before those adventures became a genuine part of her happiness. For years, her obsession with planning trips to exotic destinations grew. They wer... more
by Victor M AlvarezIn ‘No Time to Kill,’ Victor Alvarez tells of his true-action packed, fast paced adventurous life that of a Puerto Rican bounty hunter out after several hardened and dangerous bail jumpers. Collected in the book and lavishly illustrated, are 6 stories that are shudder-inducing adventures of car chases, gun-fights, fist-fights, knife wielding attackers and hand-to-hand combat with both male and female bail jumpers. These stories allow readers a spine-tingling and visceral experience as they fin... more
by Kerrie BaldwinThis groundbreaking memoir unveils the light and shadows of anorexia recovery as an adult--from what it requires to what it can ultimately deliver. In this chronicle of the perilous journey between choosing recovery and ultimately reaching remission, Kerrie faces years of pain and exhaustion in her limbs, a body expanding to proportions beyond her expectation, the unraveling of her marriage, and a new understanding of weight and health that rises far above society's misconceptions.
by Regina AnavyAn inspirational story about a woman who embraces a challenge to help a Cuban man change his destiny. Together, they struggle to overcome political and cultural obstacles, as they create a family bond and transform despair into hope. The narrative will resonate with anyone who has helped someone escape from oppression, and anyone who has had to leave home in order to have a future. The story shows how love, cooperation, and perseverance can change lives. The reader will come away with a renewed ... more
by Michael Goddart
by Jewel HartIt was 1969, and all the rules were changing, when Betty, a woefully single French teacher on Long Island, met the handsome but edgy new teacher at her school, a hippie just back from Woodstock. His vitality opened up a new world to her―but when they married, his rages turned against her, and often ended with physical violence. Like millions of women who discover they’ve married an abusive man, Betty was forced to make daily decisions―to suppress her feelings or risk confrontation, to keep it se... more
by robert gilbergGilberg delivers a debut memoir about coming-of-age in 1950s Ohio. The author serves as a guide to the seemingly quintessential Midwestern town of New Bremen. He shows readers a time and place in which everyone seemed to know their neighbors, from the doctors who made house calls to the farmers who needed extra help in hay season. Hardwood trees stood in abundance, so that “riding a bicycle down most of the town’s streets was like going through quiet, leafy, shady, green tunnels.” Of course, ... more
Confessions of a Private Eye: My Thirty Years Investigating Cheaters, Frauds, Missing Persons and Crooksby Scott FulmerDiscover what it's really like to be a Private Investigator from one of the top Private Eyes in the country. Confessions of a Private Eye offers an accurate behind-the-scenes look at the real-life cases of celebrated Private Investigator and Super Sleuth, Scott B. Fulmer. Join Fulmer as he reflects on thrilling investigative career, spanning almost three decades, detailing, in breathtaking detail, investigations involving kidnapped children, missing diamonds and insurance scams. Discover how he ... more
by Sebastian SlovinVernon Slovin was a legend—one of the best swimmers in his home country of South Africa, and for a time in the world. He prided himself on being the best—in sports, business, and life. He had it all, a big home, athletic prestige, fancy clothes and cars, and a beautiful wife and family. Everything was going his way until it all came tumbling down. He lost everything, including his own life. In the wake of his suicide he left his wife and two young children. In this riveting memoir, Vernon’s ... more
by Lee F.SatterfieldThis book is about courageous warriors and how they adjust to setbacks, make greater comebacks, and overcome extraordinary obstacles to live, inspire, and in some cases, lead. In it you will meet people who have adjusted to the changing conditions of life ranging from life-threatening health challenges and serious disability to challenges related to being victimized by crime. You will see how a positive attitude helped these individuals adjust to the changing conditions in their lives and not su... more
by Don FeeneyDon Feeney has seen it all. As a diplomat working for the United States, he served in embassies and consulates around the world. As an air force officer, he had some daring exploits of varying levels of sanity and sophistication. He?s lived, worked, and played in more than fifty countries on five continents. In his memoir Gathering No Moss, Feeney recalls his three-decade trip down the wild, weird, and surprising journeys of his life. A somewhat reluctant traveler, he conveys the heavy burden of... more