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Category: Action / Adventure Hits: 5880
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: Humor Hits: 4884
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: Poetry Hits: 5876
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: Biography / History Hits: 92
Richard F. Cross,author of "Lee Harvey Oswald - Rogue KGB Agent," shares the details of his interesting life in this action packed memoir. A security specialist and off-shore sailor as well as a former CIA agent, he continues to edify and entertain us with his latest work. Cross takes the…
Category: Literary Fiction Hits: 15
Boone is doing well in his new home and at his job, things are going well with Nancy, and it's a while before she has to leave for college. Then Jerry, his nemesis from the past, shows up and his Aunt Claire starts making impossible demands on him. When Tiny…
Corree never wants to leave Mendel again, but she has no choice when something happens on the orbiting space station and it is tied to upheaval in the Federation leadership. Someone wants the clone of Corree's creator and she must travel back into danger to find out why and to…
Category: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 92
Previously released as singles, in Fish Tales 1, find all six of the original novellas by C. A. Clark, P. A. Copeland, Sharon Higa, Tabitha Baumander, Pete Clark, and Keith Milstead published by J Ellington Ashton Press. All original covers are here. Included are scary fish poetry by D. Jonathan…
Category: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 1192
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: Humor Fiction Hits: 5105
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…
Category: Poetry Hits: 5708
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…
Frank Carver continues his adventures in this book. In the first story, ​The Time Travler, ​​​​ ​Frank is confronted by a man who wants to report a murder that hasn't happened yet. The man claims to have visions of both past and future events, and he presents Frank with enough evidence…
Category: Action / Adventure Hits: 82
FORTY-FIVE YEARS AFTER A ROGUE MOON SMASHED INTO OUR WORLD. . . THIRTY YEARS AFTER HUMANITY EMERGED FROM THE CAVES WHERE THEY TOOK REFUGE. . . ONE TEEN DISCOVERS THERE IS MORE TO THE STORY. . . A FROZEN WORLD. . . where rule number one is to be inside…
Category: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 119
Twisted Yarns is a collection of eleven depraved stories that will warp your mind and spark your curiosity for tales best muttered in hushed tones and dark corners. Imagine finding a baby in a dumpster; how far would you go to protect it? Picture yourself trapped in a maze with…
Category: Short Stories and Essays Hits: 5356
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: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 1182
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: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 1633
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: 6102
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: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 5561
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: Western / Native American Hits: 3454
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: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 1739
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…
When your high school classmate shows up on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List, can your police career get any more interesting? As a favor to a beautiful treasury agent, Prospect, Tennessee’s police chief Sam Jenkins handles a cold case robbery-homicide and clears the forty-three year old mystery of THE…
Category: Childrens Literature / Christian Hits: 1195
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,…
Donna Habib's mother and father were an unlikely pair ... an American southern belle and a tribal prince from Jordan. How they came together and forged a lasting union creating an amazing, unique family of blended traditions, religious practices, clothing and cuisine - and filled it with love - is…
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: Literary Memoirs Hits: 580
"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…
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: Crime, Mystery Hits: 1362
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: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 129
Collecting 17 chilling horror and supernatural tales, Kill For A Copy boasts a foreword from Shaun Hutson, 'the Godfather of Gore' himself. Dark Chapter Press has gathered a motley crew of authors most of whom are at the early stages of their writing careers, to showcase their grotesque works. With…
Category: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 1580
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…
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: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 1065
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            
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: Christian Fiction / Adults Hits: 370
God continually calls to us: “Come away with me to the Secret Place” Destiny’s Journey is one woman’s real life story about how Father God continued to speak to her from early in life, to draw her and minister to her. He brought her out of a life of being…
Category: Poetry Hits: 5962
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: Humor Fiction Hits: 1421
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
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…
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…
The lowercase letter t from alphabet soup is rejected. He journeys his way around Tennessee to find his place leading a crowd of adoring fans as an upper case letter T in the world's largest bowl of alphabet soup.
A Secret . . . A Confession . . . A Decision . . . that will change the lives of an entire country. The palace is scrambling to recover from a brutal assault . . . the country is in disarray . . . and the royal security team…
Category: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 64
Venture forth into the autumn woods and share in the atmosphere of these Halloween tales. From the dark fantastic to the brutal depths of the imagination you’ll find just the classic tone you’re looking for from authors like: Andy Bove, Roy C. Booth, Christina Engela, Dona Fox, Samantha Gregory, Jim…
Most vampires like the 'Night-Life Party' scenes, thrive in dangerous situations, or get their thrills by weaving boldly in and out of the human society. Not Homer Chao. He lives happily under the radar and among those he feels comfortable with - the homeless, the disenchanted, those who are either…
Category: Biography / History Hits: 6862
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: Childrens Literature / Young Adult Hits: 2323
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: Humor Fiction Hits: 1376
Twenty-one short stories - sometimes satirical, sometimes, frightening, and mostly humorous, imagining of life under President Donald Trump! Price $11.95 248 pages          
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…
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…
A Reluctant Assassin . . . made A Treacherous Decision . . . leading to A Desperate Escape . . . And now . . . A Tragic Consequence has led them to A Broken Kingdom. When she fell in love with her target, Kayden realized she could not fulfill…
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…
Sam Jenkins is the new police chief in town and everyone wonders, will Prospect, Tennessee ever be the same?    Here are six novelettes where Jenkins gets to show off his skills learned as a former New York detective.    A LABOR DAY MURDER and A MURDER IN KNOXVILLE take…
Category: Christian Fiction / Adults Hits: 2480
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: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 150
So you think your job is dull? Routine? A dead end? Well, my friend – Dust off your resume, grab a pen and open these pages to see if any of These ‘Dark Possibilities’ of job opportunities may interest you: A hair salon where displaying hair designs is done in…
Category: Crime, Mystery Hits: 1229
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,…
A collection of six crime stories that take you on a trip through the more off-beat regions of law enforcement.
Category: Western / Native American Hits: 3275
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: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 1403
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…
Category: Humor Hits: 1629
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: Humor Fiction Hits: 1238
The story editor said is the book 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
Category: Humor Hits: 6623
‘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: Short Stories and Essays Hits: 2755
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: Poetry Hits: 4742
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: Religion / Spiritual Hits: 477
Do you or someone you know have questions concerning the new birth? Many people have experienced confusion as to what it actually means to be born again. This book answers those questions and more. You will become excited as the Bible becomes alive to you while digging deep into the…
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.…
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: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 1268
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…
Category: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 64
Katie Chupp arrives for work on what seems like a normal morning – only to discover that a disaster has taken over the bakery . . . Not only do she and her co-workers have quite the mess to deal with – they must figure out who destroyed all of…
The second book of the ‘Searchers Inc’ Series finds Shane Rose and his crew enjoying their first Christmas holiday together. Fun and relaxation ends with the ringing of the phone and the discovery of a tortured, barb-wire tied body on the I-15 freeway headed towards Las Vegas in sunny Southern…
The year is 3504. The Earth has gone through massive political, scientific, and social changes during the previous 1500 years. Most of these changes occurred between 2019 and 2500. This is the first book in a series that describes how those changes happened and the effect it had on the…
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: Biography / History Hits: 6210
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…
Category: Children/Young Adult Hits: 2991
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.…
Category: Informational Hits: 5430
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…
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: Humor Fiction Hits: 6081
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…
A one month old baby found in a yacht floating off the coast of Catalina Island, alone and wrapped in burlap. Five other one month old infants found in just as strange circumstances. What do they have in common and what brings them together? Shane Rose and Jason Range –…
Category: Cozy Mysteries Hits: 1429
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…
What happens when millions of tiny minds find a way to work together? At what point do they become one? At what point are they no longer merely machinery, but actually alive?
Category: Biography / History Hits: 6431
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: Poetry Hits: 5494
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: Religion / Spiritual Hits: 246
                     Developing Character, Integrity and Respect Every day we hear about corruption, deceit, and theft. If we choose to, we can hear about it twenty-four hours a day. What has happened to our world? Have we completely forgotten what character, integrity,…
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: Romance Hits: 6161
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: Religion / Spiritual Hits: 278
Living a Christian life in today’s world is not easy. Every day someone or something questions your faith and beliefs. Living With the Son in Your Eyes is a collection of Christian writings and devotionals written to help you see God’s love around you and within you. It is a…
After nearly a year of aggressive and debilitating treatments for stage three breast cancer, enjoying life again was all Jody hoped for. Ironically, the hardest part of her journey had just begun.  She was three weeks into her six weeks of daily radiation therapy when a very important person in…
Category: Humor Fiction Hits: 6261
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: Literary Memoirs Hits: 6479
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,…
Readers are falling in love with Titha & Paw, their companions, and the world of Gaela! "Loved how Yythengrey, Autumnhill, and the wider world feels old and lived in, but the language used is in a voice for this generation. A great novel to introduce young fans into the fantasy…
Category: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 516
A riveting collection of tales inspired by locations in East Tennessee and legends of the area written by members of the Etowah Writers Guild. Monsters, ghosts, legendary creatures and cannibals descend on local towns giving us many reasons to check under our beds and in our closets. Co Authors: Susan Kite,…
Category: Literary Fiction Hits: 1682
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: Cozy Mysteries Hits: 1354
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: 1613
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.…
Her mission was simple -- get close to the Prince, and kill him. . . Kayden entered the palace under a lie, one designed to get her close to the Prince. On the outside, she may look like a princess but beneath the mask, a killer lays in wait --…
Category: Poetry Hits: 3832
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…
Category: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 1937
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: Childrens Literature / Young Adult Hits: 1294
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…
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: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 57
In the small town of Abbott Creek, mystery is as much a part of daily life as The Sweet Shop’s Pumpkin pies. Katie Chupp spends her days at The Sweet Shop. . . baking for the upcoming holidays and enjoying the changing seasons. Thanksgiving is approaching and the residents of…
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: Humor Hits: 5669
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: Childrens Literature / Christian Hits: 1312
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: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 68
It’s Christmas time in Abbott Creek, and who would expect a mystery… or even two… to pop up and interrupt Katie while she tries to keep up with the Holiday rush? With a winter chill settling in and Christmas right around the corner, no one would expect a mystery, but…
Category: Childrens Literature / Young Adult Hits: 1994
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: Literary Fiction Hits: 2117
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,…
Category: Western / Native American Hits: 3339
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…
Category: Childrens Literature / Young Adult Hits: 1732
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: Biography / History Hits: 85
Richard Cross, author of "Lee Harvey Oswald - Rogue KGB Agent," has found it in his heart to share the true, heartbreaking story of his beloved son Rick, lost to his loving family through the insidious nightmare of drug addiction. Even though Rick had advantages others could only hope for…
Category: Humor Fiction Hits: 4946
“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: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 86
Discover the most gruesome beasts from Werewolves to Mermaids and the stories behind them, written by the most talented horror authors. Arnaldo Lopez Jr, Dana Wright, Andy Lockwood, Sharon L. Higa, Kyle Flak, Kevin S. Hall, Josh Walker, Kody Dibble, Matt Mesnard, Mathias Jansson, Lila L. Pinord, John M. Wills,…
Category: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 116
Butterscotch tabby Quincy is back and hungrier than ever in this frisky follow-up to Fat Cat at Large… A booth at the Bunyan County Harvest Fair seems like the perfect opportunity for Charity “Chase” Oliver and Anna Larson to promote their Bar None bakery business. Unfortunately, plus-sized pussycat Quincy has…
Category: Childrens Literature / Christian Hits: 5189
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…
Kayden’s mission should have been simple — she was sent to kill the prince . . . not to fall in love with him. Within the palace walls, Kayden has discovered that things are not as she expected. Is there more to the royal family, or . . . is…
Category: Action / Adventure Hits: 80
FORTY-FIVE YEARS AFTER A ROGUE MOON SMASHED INTO THE WORLD... THIRTY YEARS AFTER HUMANITY EMERGED FROM THE CAVES WHERE THEY TOOK REFUGE... A GROUP OF TEENS DISCOVER THERE IS MORE TO THE STORY.  A FROZEN WORLD... A LOST LOVE... A DIMINISHING HOPE...    Everything Jude has been taught, tells him…
Category: Poetry Hits: 6427
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: Literary Memoirs Hits: 4104
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…
Ida Mareno had a good life. Head curator of the New York Public Library, lots of friends and acquaintances among her co-workers, a nice cozy apartment close to work, and the simple company of her cat, Tansy. All that changes in one horrifying moment. Raped and murdered by someone in…
FORCED TO FLEE . . . WOUNDED . . . AND ON THE RUN . . . Not exactly a safe place for a former assassin and a prince with a price on his head. In the dark streets of Auralius, Kayden and her prince struggle to find a way…
Category: Health and Fitness Hits: 2456
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: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 1163
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: Biography / History Hits: 5292
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: Romance Hits: 4336
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: 2517
A humorous story that is --almost. 2016 Available in: paperback (5-1/2×8-1/2) $15.00
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…
Category: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 101
When she’s not dreaming up irresistible dessert bars for her Minneapolis treatery, Bar None, Charity “Chase” Oliver is running after her cat, Quincy—a tubby tabby with a gift for sniffing out edibles. But what happens when this cat burglar leads Chase to the scene of a real crime? The jig…
Category: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 67
Flash fiction horror stories Publisher: Alucard Press ISBN: 978-069256357 Available in: Paperback / eBook Price: $8.75 Kindle: $2.99 Kindle unlimited: $0.00 Pages: 270 Size: 6x9 Amazon
Category: Childrens Literature / Christian Hits: 4839
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: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 1296
This is the fifth book in the author's travel mysteries series, featuring tour operator, Alex Trotter. Alex's husband, Homicide Detective Arlie Tate, agrees to help her escort a group of seniors on a European river cruise. He couldn't imagine that his help would include investigating a murder before they left…
Dana Blake is a top-notch attorney who succeeds at everything except love. Char-Mer is a fortune-teller who claims to know the cure for a broken heart. With her dignity gone and her self-confidence in ruins, Dana agrees to try Char-Mer’s outlandish remedy. A moonlit night on the beach in Sardinia…
Category: Western / Native American Hits: 3566
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…
This is the story of how a sweet, shy kitten found two children and decided they would be her new family. Read along with Sammy and Macy as they tell the story of finding a little lost kitten, naming her, loving her, and making her part of their (or rather,…
Category: Action / Adventure Hits: 5443
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…
  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…
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: Humor Hits: 5005
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: Literary Memoirs Hits: 2676
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…
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: Childrens Literature / Christian Hits: 5203
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: Religion / Spiritual Hits: 309
A Promise Fulfilled is a collection of short inspirational writings and devotionals of faith, hope, and love that make you realize that life is entirely about these three things. When you make yourself vulnerable to God, you accept a faith in something greater than yourself that fills you with hope…
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: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 103
Quincy the butterscotch tabby has a talent for sniffing out sweets—and uncovering crimes—in this Fat Cat mystery from the national bestselling author of Fat Cat Spreads Out. When their former classmate Richard “Dickie” Byrd throws a high school reunion to gather support for his mayoral campaign, it drums up some…
As if being a teenager isn't hard enough. . . Can you imagine how it feels to wake up one day and find out that you are not who you thought you were? If you're anything like me, you know it's hard enough trying to fit in—in high school—without having…
Category: Mystery (Historical) Hits: 1372
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: Biography / History Hits: 6503
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: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 58
Amelia Simpkins may be a great cook, and have a head for business, but sweet treats are out of her league and the owner of the Irish Blessings Cafe says it’s because she adds the tart to the Sweet Shop’s new dessert that Katie Chupp insists is only filled with…
Category: Children/Young Adult Hits: 266
Lessons For Life is a collection of 122 short, easily understood lessons that help teenagers cope with growing up in a world they do not understand. The lessons teach ways to cope with others and build more confidence and self-esteem. Teenagers are exposed to many unrealistic examples of how they…
Sometimes, what we can't see is the real danger. What lies beneath the seemingly calm water? What monsters swim, waiting for a chance to strike? Be careful when swimming at...the dam.Paul Harvey thought his new job with TVA would be perfect – no stress, no politics – just the ability…
Category: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 3300
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: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 1221
Dark fantasy/horror short story published in Dark Valentine's second issue, Autumn, 2010. Pages: 4 Available: Kindle Price: $0.99            
Category: Literary Fiction Hits: 1244
"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…
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…
A serial killer dubbed The Riverside Strangler by the Knoxville press corps has murdered eight Internet prostitutes in East Tennessee, the most recent found floating in Prospect’s Crystal Creek. Chief Sam Jenkins joins a task force led by the county’s chief deputy, Ryan Leary, a cop known for his flamboyant police…
Category: Poetry Hits: 319
Like my preceding five books, Elements of Chance contains 'science flavored' poems. The theme focuses on the principle of causality -- the belief that something happens because another thing causes it to happen. This is, In short, a cornerstone concept in science: we live in a world of cause and…
Category: Childrens Literature / Young Adult Hits: 5395
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…
Category: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 1254
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: Audio Book / Narrators Hits: 3486
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…
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…
This is the story of Sophie’s first Thanksgiving with her new family. Read along with Sammy and Macy as they tell the story of changing seasons, going back to school, preparing for cooler weather, and celebrating the day of giving thanks with the newest member of their family.
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…
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…
If you were sentenced to death, wouldn’t you jump at a chance for life? Even if it was to leave Earth and board a ship full of freaks, the hideous survivors of a DNA altering plague? Arlen Rowell took that chance and found the freaks were a finer stock of…
Category: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 5935
This is the third book in the travel murder series featuring tour operator Alex Trotter.  Alex escorts a group of Chicago area writers to Key West to stay at the historic C'est La Vie hotel on Duval Street while they attend the city's annual Literary Seminar.  On the first night…
Category: Christian Fiction / Adults Hits: 61
Will Leah Fisher find love because of a buggy accident? Could love soften Leah’s heart so that she is able to see her answered prayers in Naomi Yoder or will she drive a wedge between her father and the only woman he has shown interest in since Elisabeth Fisher’s death?…
Category: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 76
Katie Chupp is not the only person in Abbott Creek looking forward to the most romantic holiday of the year. . . But Valentine’s Day will not be all hearts and flowers. There are secrets to be kept, feelings to be explored, and difficult decisions to be made — and…
Category: Childrens Literature / Christian Hits: 5141
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: Religion / Spiritual Hits: 152
This Joy has NO opposite!! Instantly change and become renewed no longer suffering in life's lows. Lift your head and leave behind the brokenness, resentment, bitterness and depression that destroy life's true purpose. “Death by Happy-Life by Joy”, will instantly help you to see and then change your view on…
Category: Mystery (Historical) Hits: 1664
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…
Category: Biography / History Hits: 380
What’s this book about? It's about TRUTH. According to the Internet and the media, the Founding Fathers were deists and atheists.That is NOT TRUE. The Historical Record is clear: The Signers of the Declaration of Independence, an exemplar of the Founding Fathers, were, for the most part, men of religious…
Category: Informational Hits: 1520
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: Religion / Spiritual Hits: 4070
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: Literary Fiction Hits: 1601
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: Childrens Literature / Young Adult Hits: 2300
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…
Category: Childrens Literature / Christian Hits: 4843
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: Christian Fiction / Adults Hits: 219
God places Kairos moments in our lives to change our perspectives. These opportune moments spring up at just the right time as God moves through our lives, revealing the people, paths, and experiences that we need in that season. God has the ultimate timing, and this is how he provides…
February 1, 2031. The virus dubbed by the media as 'The Zombiefication Plague' has struck worldwide. The deadly disease turns people into raging, flesh rending, rotting/liquefying creatures attacking every still living individual in their wake. Dr. Carl Gavois, a researcher at the CDC, is in a race against time to…

WIT and WISDOM from our WRITERS

Randall Carpenter
23 April 2018
Sometimes, the measurement of our day is not whether we gain or lose something, but whether we were moved emotionally and did our tears flow around a smile or slowly back to our heart....
Randall Carpenter
21 April 2018
If I could hand you happiness, I would do so every time you’re sad. If I had joy I could place in your heart, I would sacrifice it all to see you smile. All I want is for you to see yourself as I see you. Someone worth loving....
Randall Carpenter
20 April 2018
Sometimes, the only constant in our life is confusion. Nothing seems simple because we worry if we are making a mistake. Just be sure your worry is not more about what others will think than making the mistake itself....
Randall Carpenter
19 April 2018
Sometimes, the right decisions we make in life involve the greatest amount of sacrifice. In spite of the pain we endure, we know what must be done and, therefore, our heart and mind must learn to accept it....
Randall Carpenter
18 April 2018
You might not succeed in all your attempts. You may stumble somewhat through a task. Or, you may be criticized for doing something others would not. But, keep in mind, anything that became something happened because someone didn’t give up....
Randall Carpenter
17 April 2018
Some words we hear mean little to us. Others, we apply to our life. But, there are certain words, when we hear them, touch our heart so deeply we know they will be written into our heart the rest of our life. Inspired by words from Linda Clegg Workm...
Susan L Kite
16 April 2018
I did not wait a year and a half this time to write another blog post. This time it's only been six months! I think I might be getting my writing groove back. How did I do that? Not really sure. Simply saying that I have more time isn't the total re...
Randall Carpenter
16 April 2018
We sometimes feel our life is about missed opportunities and unfilled dreams. But, actually it’s filled with jobs well done, acts of compassion, and moments of character & integrity envied by many. You’re far more successful than you think....
Randall Carpenter
14 April 2018
Never argue with someone who has no idea what they’re talking about. When you do, you’re giving them an audience they don’t deserve and consideration they have not earned....
Randall Carpenter
13 April 2018
If the challenges we face in life make us stronger and everything happens for a reason, I’m ready for that reason to become clearer while I’m gaining strength doing something challenging that I enjoy....
Randall Carpenter
12 April 2018
There are those in our life that touched our heart and left fingerprints that never went away. They may have been in our life only a short period of time, but it’s never how many memories we have, it’s the beauty of the few we hold onto....
Randall Carpenter
11 April 2018
Trying to make everyone happy in our life is not possible. Expecting to be something special to everyone is too much. We don’t need everyone to love us. We just need a few people to love us a lot. Randall L. Carpenter, Author....

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Boone is doing well in his new home and at his job, things are going well with Nancy, and it's a while before she has to leave for college. Then Jerry, his nemesis from the past, shows up and his Aunt Claire starts making impossible demands on him. When Tiny…
A serial killer dubbed The Riverside Strangler by the Knoxville press corps has murdered eight Internet prostitutes in East Tennessee, the most recent found floating in Prospect’s Crystal Creek. Chief Sam Jenkins joins a task force led by the county’s chief deputy, Ryan Leary, a cop known for his flamboyant police…
As if being a teenager isn't hard enough. . . Can you imagine how it feels to wake up one day and find out that you are not who you thought you were? If you're anything like me, you know it's hard enough trying to fit in—in high school—without having…
Dana Blake is a top-notch attorney who succeeds at everything except love. Char-Mer is a fortune-teller who claims to know the cure for a broken heart. With her dignity gone and her self-confidence in ruins, Dana agrees to try Char-Mer’s outlandish remedy. A moonlit night on the beach in Sardinia…
If you were sentenced to death, wouldn’t you jump at a chance for life? Even if it was to leave Earth and board a ship full of freaks, the hideous survivors of a DNA altering plague? Arlen Rowell took that chance and found the freaks were a finer stock of…
Category: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 76
Katie Chupp is not the only person in Abbott Creek looking forward to the most romantic holiday of the year. . . But Valentine’s Day will not be all hearts and flowers. There are secrets to be kept, feelings to be explored, and difficult decisions to be made — and…
Category: Biography / History Hits: 92
Richard F. Cross,author of "Lee Harvey Oswald - Rogue KGB Agent," shares the details of his interesting life in this action packed memoir. A security specialist and off-shore sailor as well as a former CIA agent, he continues to edify and entertain us with his latest work. Cross takes the…
Category: Biography / History Hits: 85
Richard Cross, author of "Lee Harvey Oswald - Rogue KGB Agent," has found it in his heart to share the true, heartbreaking story of his beloved son Rick, lost to his loving family through the insidious nightmare of drug addiction. Even though Rick had advantages others could only hope for…
Readers are falling in love with Titha & Paw, their companions, and the world of Gaela! "Loved how Yythengrey, Autumnhill, and the wider world feels old and lived in, but the language used is in a voice for this generation. A great novel to introduce young fans into the fantasy…
The lowercase letter t from alphabet soup is rejected. He journeys his way around Tennessee to find his place leading a crowd of adoring fans as an upper case letter T in the world's largest bowl of alphabet soup.
A Reluctant Assassin . . . made A Treacherous Decision . . . leading to A Desperate Escape . . . And now . . . A Tragic Consequence has led them to A Broken Kingdom. When she fell in love with her target, Kayden realized she could not fulfill…
Category: Action / Adventure Hits: 80
FORTY-FIVE YEARS AFTER A ROGUE MOON SMASHED INTO THE WORLD... THIRTY YEARS AFTER HUMANITY EMERGED FROM THE CAVES WHERE THEY TOOK REFUGE... A GROUP OF TEENS DISCOVER THERE IS MORE TO THE STORY.  A FROZEN WORLD... A LOST LOVE... A DIMINISHING HOPE...    Everything Jude has been taught, tells him…
Most vampires like the 'Night-Life Party' scenes, thrive in dangerous situations, or get their thrills by weaving boldly in and out of the human society. Not Homer Chao. He lives happily under the radar and among those he feels comfortable with - the homeless, the disenchanted, those who are either…
Category: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 150
So you think your job is dull? Routine? A dead end? Well, my friend – Dust off your resume, grab a pen and open these pages to see if any of These ‘Dark Possibilities’ of job opportunities may interest you: A hair salon where displaying hair designs is done in…
Category: Christian Fiction / Adults Hits: 219
God places Kairos moments in our lives to change our perspectives. These opportune moments spring up at just the right time as God moves through our lives, revealing the people, paths, and experiences that we need in that season. God has the ultimate timing, and this is how he provides…

We Welcome our New Authors

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JC Morrows is the bestselling author of the young adult dystopian series: Order of the MoonStone and the post-apocalyptic Frozen World series. A believer in sharing knowledge, JC is passionate about both stoking the creative fire in young minds and doing all she can to help authors of all experience…
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Naomi Miller  mixes up a batch of intrigue, sprinkled with Amish, Mennonite, English & Irish characters (so far), adding a pinch of mystery – and a dash of romance! Naomi’s time is spent focusing on her writing, editing, and blogging about her experiences. When she’s not working diligently to finish the next…
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Jon is a Nashville, TN-based creative writer and illustrator, his work spanning from professional theatre to movie reviews and literary fiction. A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Jon’s used his multiple creative degrees to pursue storytelling in many forms. 
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Denise Sherriff lives in Ooltewah, Tennessee, and is married to Richard Sherriff. She lovingly supports him in all his endeavors. She is also a zealous mother to Anthony, her twenty-three-year-old son, a college student studying psychology and neuroscience.
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My wife, Winnie, and I grew up in Thomasville, GA. Following graduation from college, I had careers in Manufacturing and Recruiting. Upon retirement, I began dabbling as a freelance writer. Winnie and I have been married 57 years. We moved to Knoxville in 1978 and this is now home. We…
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Patricia Crumpler is a writer and an artist with a life-long addiction to reading science fiction. Her space drama, "Benevolence" debuted in February of this year by First Realm Publishers. In addition to a novella, "Sorrow Song" which features a very sexy merman, Patricia has published an anthology with her…

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