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Category: Biography/History Hits: 3134
Nick and Viola is a family story about a neglected period of Kentucky history and traces the impact of the tobacco wars on three generations of the Muntz family. The story, lost for two generations, recreates a family’s experience before tobacco farmers had any safety net; when monopolies controlled the…
Category: Literary Memoirs Hits: 3888
No one just adopts. From the very first steps of acknowledging adoption as a choice to the final document that seals the deal, Jody Cantrell Dyer paints a raw, warm, heartbreaking and eventually triumphant portrayal that narrates the entire adoption process through compassionate and humorous prose. Dyer’s candor and soul…
Category: Literary Fiction Hits: 115
A compilation of horror, mystery, and urban fantasy short stories by Austin authors with a distinctly dark side... Pages: 157 Available: Paperback / Kindle Kindle Price: $4.99 Paperback: $9.95          
Category: Short Stories and Essays Hits: 4163
The Nana Stories is full of outrageously funny events, some with nail-biter endings and other real-life stories that will tug at the heartstrings of every grandparent. The author also enjoys writing for young children. When You Hear a Siren marked her debut into the world of children’s literature. Available in:…
Category: Western/Native American Hits: 2571
The story continues as Joshua and his deputies are in Cheyenne Wyoming setting up a base camp of operations. He is enjoying his time with Mac and his nephew. But a lawman has no time to rest when he and his deputies are asked for help from a local rancher…
Category: Non-Fiction Hits: 3882
A School For Healing: Alternative Strategies for Teaching At-Risk Students by Rosa L Kennedy and Jerome H. Morton  A School For Healing: Alternative Strategies for Teaching At-Risk Students describes an alternative school that dealt with students who were expelled or suspended from public school and who perceived themselves as victims…
Category: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 3583
Alex Trotter, who owns and operates Globe Trotter Travels, has had misgivings about taking a group of thirteen tourists for a week’s vacation to sparsely populated Bedford Island off the coast of Georgia.  While discounting the Norse legend that “when thirteen eat together one will soon die,” as being pure…
Private Nick Parilli was both physically and emotionally scarred when he returned from the Korean War to his Chicago home. Disillusioned with big-city life, he traveled to a small town in the Deep South, where he became involved in an improbable romance and several sinister events that forever changed his…
A stipulation of the Patriot Act gives Chief Sam Jenkins an easy job; investigate all the civilians working for the Prospect Police Department. But what looks like a routine chore to the gritty ex-New York detective, turns into a nightmare. Preliminary inquiries reveal that a middle-aged employee didn’t exist prior…
Category: Childrens Literature/Christian Hits: 3484
Sammy helps in the cleanup of the deep woods after a storm. Mr. Porcupine, a story teller, frightens the animals with a story. Mrs. Porcupine comes down with a condition called, ‘quil-la-ti-tus-i-tus.’ Miss Deer meets the bear family while taking the little animals to a birthday party. Available in: paperback…
Category: Short Stories and Essays Hits: 3543
Jody Dyer’s unique writing style engages readers as she presents concise, yet emotional reflections that address a variety of issues today’s students face. Dyer’s artful, witty perspective will certainly make readers “Stop and Think.” And likely, laugh! CONTENTS Offering Freedom Creating Memories Expressing Gratitude Embracing Seasons Managing Time and Priorities…
Joan’s second booklet on Teneriffe Embroidery  (an authentic Colonial needle art) is the ultimate combination of full-color illustrations, projects/photos/instructions for the beginner to the advanced stitcher, hints on designing your own project and exploring with the color wheel. This 36 page booklet is a stitcher’s treasure trove. $12.00 plus shipping/handling.…
Category: Literary Memoirs Hits: 1988
Bobbi Wolverton and her husband became familiar flyfishing figures after graduating from the University of California and traveling around the world.  On their eighteen-month trip, they arrived in the Middle East in 1972.  They worked in Iran, a Muslim country, for almost four months.  From there they flew to India…
Category: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 2852
Jane doubted she would see a spirit at a paranormal investigation in a client’s haunted barn, but she never dreamed she would see a corpse. The police ruled that the Ghost Hunter died from natural causes, but Jane and her fellow hairdresser, Rodney, aren’t convinced. Once other people from the…
Category: Literary Fiction Hits: 775
An extended family in small town East Tennessee navigates the troubled waters of growing up, religion, abuse, and social justice issues in Little River.  Caleb Salt is fifteen. The youngest of four boys whose father is dead and whose mother is unwell, Caleb finds himself in the care of his…
Category: Literary Fiction Hits: 98
Eight stories of women who got rid of the biggest problem in their lives... Enter a world where a woman has to deal with an obsessed lover - one who won't let *anything* stop him from coming back. Meet a harried housewife who's finally gotten her drunkard husband to 'dry…
Category: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 1076
This is the fourth book in the series featuring tour operator/amateur detective Alex Trotter, owner of Globe-Trotter Travels. Alex and her fiancé, homicide detective Arlie Tate, are about to get married before leaving on their honeymoon in France when Alex gets a phone call that changes their plans for sightseeing…
Category: Biography/History Hits: 3933
Author Dr. Eva Nell Mull Wike is a storyteller. This account of her Uncle Johnny Mull, “Fiddler of the Mountains” resonates with the special flavor of vernacular Appalachian mountain language, the way Johnny and his ancestors talked. Unrequited love becomes a part of her story played out on Tusquittee in…
Category: Humor Hits: 4138
A fiftieth high school reunion creates more complications for Tom Spencer, a semi-retired graphic designer. Already besieged with foibles of age, widowhood, meddling daughters, and changing technology, he now comes face-to-face with a past that has changed the direction of his life. That past arrives in the still attractive form…
Category: Christian Fiction/Adults Hits: 2415
Abandoned by her husband with two babies and no means of support, Belva leans on God to provide.  Acorns from Ivy is a story of a mother’s love and a daughter’s journey from bitterness, resentment, and hate for her natural daddy to healing, forgiveness, and love through trust and faith…
Category: Western/Native American Hits: 2221
Lisa and Mark have known each other since they were eight. Bullies brought them together, and a stray dog might change their lives, their dreams, and their future….”I said you were not getting past us.” Sam began to laugh. Just as Mark stood up again he heard a voice come…
Category: Childrens Literature/Christian Hits: 3328
Learn how Sammy teaches the forest animals about Dr. Raccoon, the dentist. You will meet the rabbit family and learn how Sammy helps a little rabbit who broke his leg. When a storm threatens the deep woods and lightning starts a fire, Sammy comes to the rescue. Available in: paperback…
Category: Short Stories and Essays Hits: 632
Five mysteries spanning more than four decades in the life of career police officer Sam Jenkins.             THE BOAT TO PRISON—set in 1963 when a teenaged Jenkins and his friends attempt to foil a plot to kill a Long Island union leader and keep Sam’s shop steward father from doing…
Category: Science Fiction/Fantasy Paranormal Hits: 2406
This second book in the Mobis Trilogy follows Amara, the last true Senoobian, as she travels from Karyntis and lands on Nanzema with a war brewing between the hybrid Bretin and the Native Shun. It will be an epic war, a war between advanced and primitive peoples, a war that will determine…
Category: Romance Hits: 3041
Love. Friendship. Intrigue. Lost. Found. In 1986 Richard Zacharias went back home for his 25th high school reunion, his first, out of curiosity and a sense of unfinished business. He found all five. But Zack, as his friends called him, was not prepared for the power and durability of long-buried…
Dark fantasy/horror short story published as part of The Twelve Days of Christmas for Dark Valentine 2010-2011 Pages: 7 Available  in: Kindle Price: $0.99            
Category: Humor Hits: 3817
A dedicated public servant A powerful religious leader and the secret militias. A gay biker combat battalion from San Francisco. Combat ready up-armored RV’s. Secret computer technology. All of them clash over an explosive national issue – Evolution VS Intelligent Design. Can they decide the question once and for all…
Category: Poetry Hits: 3986
Art Stewart’s fifth volume of science-based poetry explores the the latest findings on human origins. “Reaching deep into compelling examples from human history, and the history of our natural world, Stewart delivers carefully crafted meditations that seamlessly braid fact, loss, longing, and imagination. Price: $15.00   Published by Celtic Cat…
Category: Romance Hits: 2444
Young newspaper reporter, Colette Withers, witnessed a horrific act she was not supposed to see and instantly became the target of a corrupt county judge, an unscrupulous sheriff and a greedy developer. Fearing for her life, she fled and found refuge with new found friends in Atlanta’s literati high society.…
Category: Humor Hits: 3261
A humorous tale about Internet Dating. The story is also a historical approach to familiar stories about mice such as The Three Blind Mice, Hickere-Dickere-Dock, The Pied Piper, and other mouse tales including The Computer Mouse. The book also has several interesting chapters not related to the mouse, but humorous. Available in: paperback…
Nine previously published tales from sunny side up to over hard. Includes Agatha nominated short story of 2010.This collection includes the story nominated for an Agatha in 2010, a diet spoof, a Walmart people short short, and much more. These stories originally appeared in Hard Luck Stories, Mouth Full of…
Category: Childrens Literature/Young Adult Hits: 341
An illustrated children's book about a flock of chickens, a little girl, and some rose-colored glasses. Sometimes it helps to look at the world a little differently. Pages: 26 Available in Paperback Price: $12.00      
Category: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 3934
Tour operator Alex Trotter has been hired by a former schoolmate, the exotic Jasmine Keahu, to arrange for and oversee her wedding/honeymoon cruise to Bermuda. Alex predicts a “sea of trouble” ahead when she learns that the groom is the notorious global art dealer Victor Garza, and that the guest…
Category: Biography/History Hits: 4536
In August of 1946, the Minnesota State Fair in Minneapolis was canceled for only the fourth time in its nearly one-hundred-year history. The previous cancellations had been due to this country being engaged in war: the Civil War and World War II. The Fair’s failure to open in the summer…
Category: Non-Fiction Hits: 4602
Blossoms of Winter is the emotional account of a middle-class family in a small East Tennessee town in which family members endure the hardships of the Great Depression, wars and personal crises, all from which they emerge stronger in spirit. In this saga of a male-dominated family, the author takes…
When I first met Ku Adams and heard the story of family and their tumultuous escape from Estonia at the end of World War II, fleeing literally just moments ahead of rumbling Russian tanks coming down their street in the dark of night, I knew immediately that this was a…
Category: Poetry Hits: 4185
His fourth book, points out that ambiguity, which we encounter and deal with constantly as we try to make sense of the world, is both the basis for and lifeblood of poetry and science. So, poets and scientists, at their roots, are similar – they just address ambiguity differently, and…
Category: Poetry Hits: 3231
Stewart’s first book of “science flavored” poems and essays challenges scientists to think about communicating their science to the public more effectively through deep consideration of imagery, metaphor, cadence and diction. Celtic Cat Publishing. Available in: paperback (6×9, 96 pages) $15.00 Published 2003 Also available on Kindle and e-book.  …
Category: Short Stories and Essays Hits: 4046
Stewart’s second book, digs deep into the culture of the Samurai warriors of Japan to refocus readers, through poetry and essays, on the importance of respect (Rei) and truth-sincerity (Makoto) as guiding principles and critical components of good mentoring and teaching in preparing the next generation of scientists. Celtic Cat…
People can be passionate about food. In Cooked to Death that passion is whipped into a murderous froth. Each story revolves around some aspect of food: its origin, preparation, consumption and, in some cases, its convenience as a murder weapon. Appetizers, entrees, salads, desserts--they're all here. It's a delectable menu,…
Category: Humor Hits: 272
Friends, I simply feel compelled to write and free to write in any genre, but my overall goals are to encourage, enlighten, and entertain readers. In Theories: Size 12, Go On, Get Mad, But You Know You'll Agree, readers will find a friend, and many laughs, on every page. This…
Category: Literary Fiction Hits: 91
We are born fearing the dark, or at least, what lives in the dark, the things with teeth and fangs and blood on their breath. And now, darkness is falling--in the city; in the country; around the globe; in the universe. It's the end of the Mayan Long Count. It's…
Category: Humor Hits: 143
Twenty-one short stories - sometimes satirical, sometimes, frightening, and mostly humorous, imagining of life under President Donald Trump! Price $11.95 248 pages          
Category: Literary Fiction Hits: 775
Tormented by an abusive father, Boone spends most of his time second-guessing himself and looking over his shoulder. He's almost seventeen, old enough to walk out, but that would mean abandoning his mother and younger sister. Then, in a single weekend, everything changes. Boone is left struggling to come to terms…
Category: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 126
Imogene Duckworthy is twenty-two and has a job (PI assistant) and a new car (used). She loves her mother, but it's time she was on her own. The problem is her daughter Nancy Drew Duckworthy’s pet potbelly. Not a lot of rentals in Wymee Falls will permit a pig, even…
Category: Humor Hits: 3275
A humorous and serious view of television and its commercials. Can you imagine the reaction of real rabbits when a television commercial announced a “free set of rabbit ears with every television set sold during their sale”? The whole story is in the book. Available in: paperback (5-1/2×8-1/2, 75 pages)…
Category: Short Stories and Essays Hits: 4411
5.0 out of 5 stars  Funny and Entertaining  October. 21, 2014 By Deanna Kahler, author, Echoes of Paradise – From Pain to Parenthood Jody Dyer’s short story, Field Day, is not only well-written, funny and entertaining, but has a powerful message for both kids and parents. So many kids struggle with…
Category: Childrens Literature/Young Adult Hits: 3826
Hooty, Rudy ‘n’ Tooty are three German Shepherd puppies that live on a picturesque farm. Twenty-one bigger-than-life characters form the puppies’ group of friends, with whom they frolic daily, on the farm and in the surrounding woodlands. As the day starts, the threesome and their pals celebrate “The Roasty of…
Aspiring conductor Cressa Carraway arrives at her grandmother’s cabin at a rural Illinois lake resort, hoping to find some peace and quiet so she can finish composing the symphony she needs to earn her master’s degree in composition. Instead, she finds her grandmother’s corpse in the lake. The authorities dismiss…
Category: Western/Native American Hits: 2459
Joshua Brandt cuts ties in Tennessee and goes in search of his brother in the Wyoming Territory. Along the way he finds old friends and new enemies. A Texas judge lets him forge an unlikely team of U.S. Marshals. He leads them against train robbers, land-grabbers, and finds some unexpected…
Getting kidnapped and becoming infatuated with a married policeman never made TV reporter Rachel Williamson’s list of things to do before Christmas.  Helping her friend, Sam Jenkins, the police chief in Prospect, Tennessee, with a fraud investigation sounded exciting and would get her an exclusive story.  But Sam’s investigation put…
In the year 3504 the author of the book realizes that his children have no knowledge of Earth's history. The schools no longer teach it because nothing of historical significance has occurred for 1000 years. However, between 2019 and 2520 the Earth went through some significant changes. It all started…
Category: Humor Hits: 3220
“Tall Tales and Short Stories” is tall tales and short stories. The books are small, the type is large, and would be a great gift. Sometimes, the author writes in a different perspective by intentionally not using traditional or historical standards of writing. The spelling and improper use of some words…
Category: Short Stories and Essays Hits: 4018
In a brief account of his earlier life, the author reminisces about growing up in a family with four mischievous brothers while under the domination of a strict father. The remainder of the book is a collection of short stories and poems, some of which are poignant, while others are…
Category: Childrens Literature/Christian Hits: 3806
Meet Blinky, a circus pony, who would rather impress farm animals than practice his circus pony act and discover how Clancey, a blue-striped grunt fish learns that he is not the only fish in the sea. Three additional stories take you to an eagle’s nest, a tree farm, and a…
When his wife abandoned him, Ben Granger found himself faced with parenting six daughters without the help of their mother. The daughters were hardworking, loyal, and obedient, but sometimes mischievous. The father worked them like men on his farm; however, his nurturing guidance enabled them to retain their femininity. An…
With intimidating tales of bellowing drill instructors and their seemingly incongruous tasks, Reluctant Lieutenant captures the essence of what it meant to survive the training regimen of the Old Army.  In this engaging memoir, Jerry Morton reconstructs his reluctant journey through basic training, advanced infantry training, and Infantry Officer Candidate…
Category: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 3789
Tour operator Alex Trotter is back, escorting a group of authors to the annual Key West Literary Seminar. The historic C’est La Vie Hotel, and its adjoining Some Like It Hot lounge, featuring female impersonators, is the quirky setting for the clashing of ambitions, morals, and personalities of the writers…
Category: Literary Memoirs Hits: 4182
Saying Goodbye to The Iris Lady is a true life novel centered around the eccentric, elderly “Iris Lady” of Williamsburg, Virginia, in the 1990′s. Although she is locally and even nationally respected for her extensive work in hybridizing fragrant tall bearded irises, her grown children consider her obsessive, self-centered and…
Category: Mystery (Historical) Hits: 129
Enga Dancing Flower knows her Neanderthal tribe is in trouble. The dark seasons are becoming longer and the mammoth herds are fleeing south. When the tribal leader is found stabbed to death, the new leader thinks Enga did it. Expulsion and certain death loom. Enga must find the murderer to…
When a stranger walks into the neighborhood bar, The Fine Kettle O’Fish, Finn and the others aren’t sure what to think of him--at first. Soon, it’s apparent that Malcolm, the new guy, is bothering everyone’s favorite striptease artist, Violet, who has had a rough time climbing out of the gutter.…
Category: Literary Fiction Hits: 290
Edward, a twenty-something part-time college student, lives an uneventful life and likes it that way. Then his relationships with Joey, a friend Edward is tutoring in math, and Melissa, a casual acquaintance, both take unexpected turns and complicate his life in ways that he never imagined, and he discovers things…
Category: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 137
Twenty-two-year-old Imogene Duckworthy has been waiting tables at Huey's Hash in tiny Saltlick, TX, itching to jump out of her rut and become a detective. When Uncle Huey is found murdered in his own diner, a half-frozen package of mesquite-smoked sausage stuffed down his throat, Immy, an unwed mother who…
Against his better judgment, Police Chief Sam Jenkins hires Dallas Finchum, nephew of two corrupt politicians. Now, Finchum is accused of a rape that occurred when he attended college in Chattanooga three years earlier. The young man claims his innocence, but while investigating the allegations, Jenkins uncovers corruption in the…
From the uplifting experience of a friend's confirmation service to a first-hand account of the church shooting in 2008, from the narrow world of small-town life to the unexpected diagnostic techniques of a new doctor, these eleven short pieces - ten stories and one poem - sometimes funny, sometimes touching,…
Category: Health and Fitness Hits: 453
You'll find adventure, inspiration, fatigue, humor, and sometimes danger in David Curran's essays that cover a lifetime of exploration in the mountains of Tennessee, Wyoming, and New England. Hiking for Fun and Pain gives the basics of the sport and includes vivid accounts of David's experiences on the trails, all…
Category: Childrens Literature/Christian Hits: 3594
Lucy is a little girl that doesn’t like the sound of sirens. They scare her! That is until she realizes that sirens mean someone is getting help. Now, every time she hears a siren, she says a prayer for those needing help. She also prays for the policemen, firemen and…
Category: Humor Hits: 4031
‘Pert Near It But Not Plumb’ is a conversational phrase spoken by rural settlers in the U.S. Territories and other areas in the early 1700-1800’s prior to the availability of public education. A single word interpretation would mean almost. Another phrase commonly used at that time would be ‘I seed…
This is what happens when a room is out to get you.  Dark fantasy/horror short story accepted for Fall 2011 issue of Dark Valentine. Sadly, the magazine went out of business before this could be published by them, however. Pages: 6 Available: Kindle Price: $0.99        
Category: Childrens Literature/Christian Hits: 3228
In the first book you will meet Mr. Fox. You will find what Sammy did to him and how Sammy becomes his best friend. You will also learn how Sammy helped a beaver who lost his teeth. Available in: paperback (8.5×11, 26 pages) $9.95 The set of all four books…
Category: Biography/History Hits: 4276
Like most Americans who were alive when it happened, Richard Cross vividly remembers where he was and what he was doing at 11:40 a.m. on November 22, 1963 – the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. As a member of the CIA physical security team, Cross…
Category: Poetry Hits: 3711
His third book, uses poetry and essays to explore the importance of early childhood experiences and non-traditional forms of science education in shaping the ways we think about and engage in science. Celtic Cat Publishing. Available in: paperback (6×9, 108 pages) $15.00 Also available on Kindle and e-book.    …
Category: Christian Fiction/Adults Hits: 511
To believers and nonbelievers alike, the Three Wise Men are highly mysterious figures. In the nativity story, they arrive after the birth of Jesus, having followed a star across the desert. But who were these men? Where did they come from? How were they connected—if in fact they were? And…
Category: Science Fiction/Fantasy Paranormal Hits: 1655
  From another world and another time― a game like no other. Uniquely challenging . . . Totally different. Always fun! The quest to become the Surjee.   You’re Face to Face . . .  The Pressure’s On . . . Let the Fun Begin!   A radically new board…
Category: Western/Native American Hits: 2119
Jack lives in Gladstone now but it’s time for a trip. He invites Susan along to get his printing press, see Denver, and meet his best friend Frank. Jack’s got a surprise or two for Frank. Susan gets to show off her skills. Gladstone’s rescue squad flies into action. Can…
Dana Knowles is the only female nuclear weapons courier employed by the Department of Energy, working out of Y-12 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Having served in the Middle East in wartime, and losing her fiancé in the conflict, at first she had been grateful for the opportunity to move back…
Category: Science Fiction/Young Adult Hits: 654
The Federation begins sending experimental robots to Mendel; robots that have the ability to withstand the planet’s elements better than any previously sent. They have orders to persuade the mutant settlers to comply with Federation orders and any mutants who do not will be hunted and destroyed.  Even without the…
The novel, Southern Storm is a sequel to the book, Southern Sanctuary. After recapturing the main events of the original story, the narrative presents a shocking conclusion. An unusual love story and stimulating mystery, it is a continuing testimony that displays a vivid picture of revenge and the nature of vigilante…
In Book 1 of this series we found out how the invention of the power module by Albert Simpson changed the Earth. It brought on an era of prosperity and scientific development unlike anything the people of Earth experienced before. The inexpensive and unlimited power that the power module provided…
Chief Sam Jenkins runs headlong into Tennessee’s faction of Korean organized crime when a mobster tries to shake down two former call girls attempting to establish a legitimate business. Soon, bodies begin piling up—all with a Korean connection—in Sam’s town of Prospect and nearby Knoxville. Sorting truth from fiction calls…
Category: Humor Hits: 659
A humorous story that is --almost. 2016 Available in: paperback (5-1/2×8-1/2) $15.00 from Author                        
Teneriffe Embroidery is an authentic colonial needle art - combining needle weaving and cross stitch - traditionally, worked on checked gingham fabric. This full-color, 20 page booklet provides instructions for the beginner to the intermediate stitcher. This booklet will provide many hours of enjoyment as you explore this fascinating needle…
Category: Audio Book/Narrators Hits: 2332
Jack Saunders just wants a new start after a messy divorce. He doesn’t bargain on a wrong turn and a breakdown in the Arizona desert. A beautiful girl coming to his rescue on a classic Indian motorcycle might mean things are looking up. Or, they might be turning really strange…
A speck of dust floats in the air, illuminated by a sunbeam. To a daydreamer like Thom Finch, that speck is an imaginary commander leading his army against an equally imaginary foe. The reality is something even Thom's fertile imagination cannot fathom. He must somehow convince himself, his family and…
Category: Action/Adventure Hits: 3455
The Clampton family was typical of many families in the northwest Alabama town of Carmichael. They lived in a rusting mobile home beside a kudzu jungle that constantly tried to overtake their humble homestead. They all worked for low wages in the Southern Comfort Manufacturing plant just outside of town.…
Category: Mystery (Historical) Hits: 124
The Neanderthal tribe of Enga Dancing Flower must trek south to flee the approaching glacier, but the distance is long and the food is scarce. When a venerable elder drowns crossing a flooded river, Enga suspects that it was not an accident, and that a murderer travels with them. Pages:…
Category: Literary Memoirs Hits: 4179
As I entered the hotel lobby, a grenade exploded, shattering glass everywhere. An employee shoved me into a hall closet and locked the door. Eager to taste adventure at age 23, Bobbi Wolverton became an international flight attendant in 1965. It was a more innocent and glamorous time of travel,…
Category: Childrens Literature/Young Adult Hits: 163
Noki, a young Native American, finds his life changed forever with the arrival of the Spanish to his homeland in 1798. In the midst of the upheaval, he is drawn to a charismatic Padre and his new God.   Pages: 180 Available in Paperback Paperback Price: $10.00      …
Winter in the Smoky Mountains of east Tennessee can be a tranquil time of year—unless Sam Jenkins sticks his thumb into the sweet potato pie. The police chief is minding his own business one quiet day in February when Prospect’s Mayor Ronnie Shields asks him to act as a bodyguard…
Category: Romance Hits: 4444
Tillery Vargas, intelligent, attractive, divorced and bored, lives with her mother in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, Georgia. Her aspirations of writing a best-selling novel were crushed after three of her manuscripts were rejected. She abandoned her dream and took a position with a popular women’s magazine published in downtown…
Category: Action/Adventure Hits: 3504
The story of protagonist Yancy Eldon Scarbro’s evolution from raw high school underachiever and eastern Kentucky redneck into a secret anti-terrorism agent for a special unit of the U.S. Marine Corps. The story unfolds in 2029 following the losses of the Washington Monument and Golden Gate Bridge to terrorist assaults…
Category: Literary Fiction Hits: 615
By the time I was 53, I thought I was all grown up. After all, I had celebrated all of life's major coming-of-age milestones: first day of school, graduations, first 'real' job, marriage, births of my children ... each duly noted with cards and flowers, maybe even balloons. But, as…
Sam Jenkins never thought about being a fish out of water during the twenty years he spent solving crimes in New York. But things change, and after retiring to Tennessee, he gets that feeling. Jenkins becomes a cop again and is thrown headlong into a murder investigation and a steaming…
Category: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 128
Imogene Duckworthy, who yearns to be a PI, has landed a job assisting Mike Mallett in Wymee Falls, Texas. Bringing home a pot-bellied pig as a birthday gift for her daughter, Nancy Drew Duckworthy, Immy discovers the body of the owner of Jerry's Jerky hanging in the smokeroom. Now she…
Category: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 3201
Savannah LeBlanc lived with her parents in a badly rundown old house on River Road in South Louisiana, just a few miles upriver from New Orleans.  Her father never held a job, but somehow the family got by.  He had Alzheimer’s and was delusional near the end, often rambling on…
Fish Tales, The Guppy Anthology, casts a wide net across the mystery genre, delivering thrills, chills, and gills. This water-themed collection features locked room puzzles, police procedurals, cozy characters and hardboiled detectives. With a pool of motivations ranging from greed and revenge to loyalty and justice, these stories will lure…
Category: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 3099
Jane, a hairdresser in Knoxville Tennessee, is shocked to learn that a long-time client was stabbed to death while searching for a Civil War roadside marker. Most of the community is participating in the East Tennessee Historical Society’s Civil War contest, and Jane is no exception. She unwittingly discovers a…
Cops run into all kinds of characters on the job. But when Chief Sam Jenkins meets four people from his former life as a New York detective, it throws him for a loop. The first was a low level gangster named Carlo “Carly Nickels” DeCenzo—lying on a slab in the…
Category: Childrens Literature/Young Adult Hits: 903
What would you do if you found a scrawny kitten clinging to a ladder high up in an old barn?  Why, you would rescue it and bring it home! And that’s exactly what happened. Saving Frankie is a nine-chapter text and coloring book that will delight readers of all ages.…
Dark fantasy/horror short story published in Dark Valentine's second issue, Autumn, 2010. Pages: 4 Available: Kindle Price: $0.99            

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Category: Authors Hits: 239
I held a lot of different positions during my working career. Each was, to some extent, built on the experiences I had in my previous position. Most of the jobs I had were technical. My first job was repairing radios. During college I worked as a machinist. After college I…
Category: Authors Hits: 122
A retired Human Resources/Training professional, Gale is a fifth generation Floridian currently living in Knoxville, Tennessee. She has been married for 50 years to her incredibly supportive, understanding and patient husband, Dave Hickman. They have two amazing sons, one awesome daughter-in-law and one phenomenal grandson. Gale and her husband enjoy…
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Kaye George is a national-bestselling author whose work has been nominated for three Agatha Awards and has been a Silver Falchion Finalist once. She writes four mystery series. Imogene Duckworthy humorous mysteries: CHOKE, SMOKE, BROKE. 

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Cops run into all kinds of characters on the job. But when Chief Sam Jenkins meets four people from his former life as a New York detective, it throws him for a loop. The first was a low level gangster named Carlo “Carly Nickels” DeCenzo—lying on a slab in the…
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  • The Story "And the Angel Cried The Miracle Of An Abandoned Baby In 1955"
    Written by Gale Frances Created on Monday, 13 February 2017 14:26
    Readers will envision the emotions of a 14 year old boy as he tries to comprehend the tragic circumstances of the attempted murder of a newborn baby. Throughout the book, Dave’s 58 year search for the missing child intertwines with his personal family life. The story unpacks the struggles that Dave’s family faced with autism, poverty and divorce. It travels through Richmond’s history as the city where the first motion picture was viewed in the late 1800’s, and how the city became the focal point of the hot jazz revolution and center for audio recordings during the early 1900’s. Readers...

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  • Reality: Sometimes Fiction Immitates Life
    Written by Wayne Zurl Created on Friday, 30 September 2016 13:42
    Every book I've had published contains a caveat on the copyright page stating something to the effect: This is a work of fiction. Any similarity between this story and/or characters contained herein is a figment of the author's immagination and bears no resembalance to anyone living or dead. Well HOGWASH. Everything I write has some basis in fact. I'll readily admit that I have more of a memory than an immagination. My stories are based on real police cases I investigated, supervised, or just knew a lot about. Then I fictionalize and embellish them, and transplant them from New York...

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  • New Book by Bobbi Phelps ~ Saving Frankie
    Written by AGT Created on Thursday, 25 August 2016 12:10
    Bobbi Phelps did it again, another wonderful book. What would you do if you found a scrawny kitten clinging to a ladder high up in an old barn? Why, you would rescue it and bring it home! And that's exactly what happened. SAVING FRANKIE is a nine-chapter text and coloring book that will delight readers of all ages. The unusual format and nonfiction text is a children's classic in the making. In this inspiring memoir, award-winning author, Bobbi Phelps, tells of her bond with a cast-off kitten who brought countless funny stories and untold happiness to her family and friends. For more...

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  • A Special Book
    Written by Adele Roberts Created on Thursday, 23 March 2017 14:19
    Our library in Montague, MI was above the firehouse.  I was happy to know I could go there and check out fun books to read. We didn’t have a television so our activities were simple. Reading became an important part of our lives. One day my father said he had a surprise for me. “I want to show you something, Adele. I’m going to take you to a place where there are many books! We’re going to go to Grossman’s.” (Grossman’s was a very popular department store in Muskegon, MI).

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  • Testimonial for The Gifts of Man
    Written by Stephanie McElligott Created on Saturday, 18 March 2017 14:47
    "In the tradition of such Biblical historical novels as The Red Tent and The Robe, Stephanie McElligott offers us a story spanning generations as well as the disparate nations of the ancient world. Her speculations on the identities of the Three Wise Men are compelling and well-researched, immersing us in the lives of three very human characters." Thomas F. Monteleone, author of The Blood of the Lamb and The Reckoning

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  • Reviews & Endorsements for Some of Wayne Zurl's Books
    Written by Wayne Zurl Created on Saturday, 18 March 2017 12:10
      Reviews/endorsements Wayne Zurl books   FROM NEW YORK TO THE SMOKIES Masterful plots, penetrating psychology, rich background and intriguing, diverse characters –let’s face it – this series is addictive. You read one, you want more. Wayne Zurl is a wonderful writer, whose books should not be missed! Five stars! Ilil R. Arbel, author & researcher...

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  • Dialogue Grammar
    Written by Tilmer Wright Jr. Created on Wednesday, 15 March 2017 10:12
    Wayne's excellent post about dialogue prompted me to revisit a lot of my current project's content. While doing so, I started obsessing (as I am wont to do) about grammar rules. I'm not talking about the content of the characters' speech or anything like colloquialism. I'm talking about how we structure our work around such content.  For example, the following is NOT correct. Hopefully, everyone can see this. "Come on in." The minister said. Even though it should be obvious that this is incorrect, I see it all the time. The right way to write this is... "Come on in," the minister said....

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  • WRITING EFFECTIVE & REALISTIC DIALOGUE
    Written by Wayne Zurl Created on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 12:13
    Writing Effective and Realistic Dialogue By Wayne Zurl     I can do something Nelson DeMille can’t. He admitted so in an interview. Well, not exactly. Although we’re both native Long Islanders, he didn’t mention me specifically, but said he has trouble writing dialogue for a woman’s voice. He’s not alone. Sometimes people experience difficulty satisfying the most important rule of dialogue—each character MUST have a unique voice....

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  • "A Daughter Remembers" chosen by Encouraging Dads Project for March Story
    Written by Stephanie McElligott Created on Monday, 13 March 2017 14:58
    Check out my short story, A Daughter Remembers, at this link: New post @EncouragingDads from @INDIEBOOKSOURCE "A Daughter Remembers". Please share 2 encourage dads! http://ow.ly/1FbY309ONxD

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  • A Daughter Remembers
    Written by Stephanie McElligott Created on Monday, 13 March 2017 14:40
    I'm excited to share the news from John Finch, head of The Encouraging Dad's Project, that my essay, "A Daughter Remembers"  has been chosen as an encouraging story for March! The link below to my essay will be included in the following social media sites on the dates listed. New post @EncouragingDads from @INDIEBOOKSOURCE "A Daughter Remembers". Please share 2 encourage dads! http://ow.ly/1FbY309ONxDTwitter: @johnpfinch - https://twitter.com/johnpfinch @thefathereffect - https://twitter.com/thefathereffect @encouragingdads - https://twitter.com/EncouragingDads...

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