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Category: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 4317
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…
Run along with Hopkins as he learns that even with all the excitement of a day at the beach, nothing compares to the love and security of his mommy! Bright ocean colors and playful rhyme come together in this beautiful dog story that is sure to garner lots of giggles…
Category: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 1662
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…
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: Cozy Mysteries Hits: 387
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: Informational Hits: 4289
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: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 413
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: Mystery (Historical) Hits: 476
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…
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…
Category: Literary Fiction Hits: 403
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…
Category: Humor Fiction Hits: 3674
“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…
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: Humor Fiction Hits: 286
The story editor said is a well-managed, unusual story of intrigue, romance, money and a dead body. Surprise 2017.   Available in: paperback (5-1/2×8-1/2) $15.00 from Author          
Category: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 4022
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…
Category: Short Stories and Essays Hits: 4709
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:…
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: Literary Memoirs Hits: 2560
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: 4505
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: Informational Hits: 293
These are some of the true stories I have found about my real direct ancestors, some of them traced back over 1500 years. They were rich and poor, military leaders and traitors, saints and pagans, world leaders and small shopkeepers, kings and peasants, benefactors and thieves, pirates and patriots. They…
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: Informational Hits: 370
BJ Gillum and his wife Saundra purchased a 25 foot Bayliner Sierrra 2556 in Millsboro, Pennsylvania in 1994 and christened it the Saundra Kay. They cruised it down the Monongahela, Ohio, Cumberland and Tennessee rivers to Rockwood Tennessee, where they planned to build their home in the near future. They…
Category: Literary Fiction Hits: 285
"Matching Scars" continues Boone's story begun in "Pushing Back".    Boone has a place to stay and enough to eat, but Gamaliel is back in the hospital and Boone’s getting more pressure from Jerry the longer he stays in Gamaliel’s house. Jerry wants him out, Carrie isn’t fighting for him…
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…
  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: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 415
Stories by some of the city's finest writers....This new collection is a boon for readers who love a good ghost story and a shiver in the night....The skill of the fifteen writers represented here is evident on every page of Memphis Noir, a testament to the cultural richness of the Bluff…
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: Western / Native American Hits: 2851
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: Humor Hits: 1162
A humorous story that is --almost. 2016 Available in: paperback (5-1/2×8-1/2) $15.00 from Author                        
Category: Literary Memoirs Hits: 4423
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…
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…
Category: Crime, Mystery Hits: 390
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: Poetry Hits: 4509
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…
Category: Humor Hits: 4624
‘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…
Category: Childrens Literature / Christian Hits: 3763
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: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 395
The eleven stories in Murder on Wheels put the pedal to the floor and never let up! Whether by bus, car, tractor, or bike, you'll be carried along at a breakneck pace by the talented Austin Mystery Writers. These eight authors transport you from an eighteenth-century sailing ship to the open roads…
Category: Childrens Literature / Christian Hits: 3956
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: Romance Hits: 4855
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: Childrens Literature / Young Adult Hits: 1100
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…
Category: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 115
Book Size: 5.5" x 8.5" Book Page Count: 257
Category: Poetry Hits: 2870
What can we do as writers and poets to help animals in need? We can write, sell the book and donate the money – after publishing fees – to animal shelters, sanctuaries and animal hospices to help their dedicated work. The Read for Animals project started when I was organizing…
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…
Category: Literary Memoirs Hits: 589
It was cold and wet the day a 14 year old boy, hunting with his beloved grandfather, found an abandoned infant girl who had been thrown over a barbed-wire fence into the briers and underbrush alongside a desolate Wayne County, Indiana road. Wrapped in a towel, discarded like trash, infested…
Category: Literary Fiction Hits: 632
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: 3642
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…
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      …
Category: Childrens Literature / Christian Hits: 298
In book five, Sammy wakens to warmer weather after a long winter. Mrs. Groundhog is missing. Miss Deer has a special surprise for all her animal friends. Sammy has a plan to keep humans out of the deep woods.Available: Paperback / Ebook Price: $16.95 paperback    Pages: 32 Size: 8.5 x…
Category: Childrens Literature / Young Adult Hits: 1141
The Federation is desperate for the rare materials probes have detected on Mendel, but the system’s blue sun is deadly to humans. The solution? Create a race of young mutated humans who can live and work on the planet.  Corree has successfully led her small group of forest mutants for…
Within Sector 3309 of the Bortuks Galaxy there are five planets that support intelligent beings: Karyntis, Peyr, Nanzema, Krees and Senoobis. In this first book of the Mobis Trilogy, Senoobis is destroyed eventually leaving only four survivors. Three bold Senoobians escape the destruction of their starship to find themselves marooned…
Category: Short Stories and Essays Hits: 4043
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…
Category: Humor Fiction Hits: 4893
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: Biography / History Hits: 5163
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…
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: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 360
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: Christian Fiction / Adults Hits: 2763
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: Biography / History Hits: 4885
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: Cozy Mysteries Hits: 477
Mandy adores Bavarian Krisp donuts. A nice day at Boston Common with her niece, Ella, turns ugly when her quest for the goodies takes her down a dark path. Out of work and out of donuts. What lengths will she go to in order to satisfy her sweet tooth? A…
Category: Childrens Literature / Christian Hits: 314
Book six is the last in the series of The Adventures of Sammy the Skunk. In book six, Sammy discovers a little lost dog named Shadow and a very large dog named Brutus. Sammy sees humans for the first time. Sammy and Mr. Fox become friends with Shadow and Brutus,…
Category: Literary Fiction Hits: 1242
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: Action / Adventure Hits: 4017
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…
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: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 297
A good friend murdered, a son arrested, a wedding cancelled and a husband nearly killed by a young fool playing with a gun. How much worse is it going to get? Available in : Paperback Price: $15.00 Size: 5.5" x 8.5" Pages: 248          
Category: Biography / History Hits: 4600
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: Literary Fiction Hits: 447
Rough around the edges, Josiah Jackson is a young man who loves his family and lives by his gut. When a past decision comes back to haunt him, Josiah looks for peace wherever he can find it. Mary Bailey has been alone for years, and never expects the way her…
Category: Humor Fiction Hits: 4730
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: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 609
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…
Category: Humor Hits: 4312
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: Humor Hits: 609
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 Memoirs Hits: 1112
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…
Category: Romance Hits: 3521
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…
Category: Literary Fiction Hits: 787
Journey is a fictional work about an anonymous teenager living on the fringes of society. Assigned to an alternative school, minimally functional in academics, he spends much of his time spoiling for a fight. Angry, resistant, and mistrustful, he is at first unaware of the fact that he is changing,…
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…
Frank Carver has just been promoted and he is now the only homicide detective in a small police department. However, he frequently finds himself involved in cases with international implications. Prior to working for the police department he spent several years in Army Intelligence. The book contains six short stories,…
Category: Humor Hits: 3737
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: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 417
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          
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: Biography / History Hits: 3659
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: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 456
GRIMM TALES is a collection of stories by some of the top names in online crime fiction, all based on classic fairy tales. As novelist Ken Bruen writes in his introduction, "Ever imagined what would have come down the dark pike if The Brothers Grimm were more Brothers Coen and…
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…
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: Religion / Spiritual Hits: 2704
This book introduces the paradox as a way of exposing mysteries of secret societies and the coming of a new world order. It is a book about paradoxes and how they were actually created by God to bring unique enlightenment but also to confound the so-called earthly wisdom. Paradoxes also…
Category: Health and Fitness Hits: 926
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: Literary Memoirs Hits: 4791
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: Humor Fiction Hits: 481
Twenty-one short stories - sometimes satirical, sometimes, frightening, and mostly humorous, imagining of life under President Donald Trump! Price $11.95 248 pages          
Category: Short Stories and Essays Hits: 1219
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: Western / Native American Hits: 2759
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…
Category: Biography / History Hits: 438
The untold story of the GI's who were used as pawns to draw the Germans away from the impending Normandy invasion. Written by the combat photographer who saw the action first hand and fought his way up the Italian landscape, into the cities and over the mountains with the Fifth…
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…
Aspiring conductor and amateur sleuth Cressa Carraway returns for a second installment of music and murder in this fast-paced mystery from author Kaye George. Fresh out of grad school, Cressa lands her dream job as conductor of a fledgling ensemble in Minnesota that aspires to grow into a major orchestra.…
Category: Childrens Literature / Christian Hits: 4017
Sammy helps save the animals when they get stuck in a mudslide. Sammy’s father builds a canoe, and the animals find out what it is and what can happen when it tips over. Sammy says a sad goodbye to his forest friends as winter approaches. Available in: paperback (8.5×11, 33…
Category: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 343
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            
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: Childrens Literature / Christian Hits: 4225
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…
Category: Humor Hits: 3768
The Erectolite Affair is the story of Peter Swingsright, a black sheriff in the white southern town of Profit, Alabama, who must solve a series of mysterious deaths of prominent elderly male residents. Befriended by white County Coroner “Shorty Long”, a diminutive genius who has gained national fame as a…
Category: Childrens Literature / Christian Hits: 3694
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: 3819
Richard Cross vividly remembers the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. As a Security Officer for the CIA, it had been his assignment two years previously to protect his President, and he clearly understood with his head as well as his heart what a world-shaking…
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: Action / Adventure Hits: 4078
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: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 421
Dark fantasy/horror short story published in Dark Valentine's second issue, Autumn, 2010. Pages: 4 Available: Kindle Price: $0.99            
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: Crime, Mystery Hits: 454
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…

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Category: Authors Hits: 211
Born in New Jersey. Grew up in a south suburb of Chicago. Joined the Army shortly after realizing a college degree in engineering was not for me. Spent the majority of my Army life in Phu Bai Vietnam, just south of Hue (not even a nice place to visit). After…
Category: Authors Hits: 188
Jennifer Hultz grew up at the beach in Virginia and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She spent weekends and summers enjoying all that its beauty had to offer. She is a lover of Labs and all things crafty. Jennifer currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, with her husband, three beautiful…
Category: Authors Hits: 330
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. 
Category: Authors Hits: 355
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…
Category: Authors Hits: 419
  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…

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Category: Literary Fiction Hits: 285
"Matching Scars" continues Boone's story begun in "Pushing Back".    Boone has a place to stay and enough to eat, but Gamaliel is back in the hospital and Boone’s getting more pressure from Jerry the longer he stays in Gamaliel’s house. Jerry wants him out, Carrie isn’t fighting for him…
Category: Humor Fiction Hits: 327
HB Graphite II is a collection of short stories involving an HB Grapite II. Published 2017.   Available in: paperback (5-1/2×8-1/2) $15.00 from Author          
Category: Humor Fiction Hits: 286
The story editor said is a well-managed, unusual story of intrigue, romance, money and a dead body. Surprise 2017.   Available in: paperback (5-1/2×8-1/2) $15.00 from Author          
Run along with Hopkins as he learns that even with all the excitement of a day at the beach, nothing compares to the love and security of his mommy! Bright ocean colors and playful rhyme come together in this beautiful dog story that is sure to garner lots of giggles…
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: Biography / History Hits: 438
The untold story of the GI's who were used as pawns to draw the Germans away from the impending Normandy invasion. Written by the combat photographer who saw the action first hand and fought his way up the Italian landscape, into the cities and over the mountains with the Fifth…
Category: Humor Fiction Hits: 481
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 Memoirs Hits: 589
It was cold and wet the day a 14 year old boy, hunting with his beloved grandfather, found an abandoned infant girl who had been thrown over a barbed-wire fence into the briers and underbrush alongside a desolate Wayne County, Indiana road. Wrapped in a towel, discarded like trash, infested…
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…
Category: Christian Fiction / Adults Hits: 992
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: Childrens Literature / Young Adult Hits: 1141
The Federation is desperate for the rare materials probes have detected on Mendel, but the system’s blue sun is deadly to humans. The solution? Create a race of young mutated humans who can live and work on the planet.  Corree has successfully led her small group of forest mutants for…
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: Humor Hits: 609
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…
Frank Carver has just been promoted and he is now the only homicide detective in a small police department. However, he frequently finds himself involved in cases with international implications. Prior to working for the police department he spent several years in Army Intelligence. The book contains six short stories,…

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