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Category: Childrens Literature / Christian Hits: 4716
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: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 5911
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: Christian Fiction / Adults Hits: 99
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…
Category: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 20
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…
Category: Crime, Mystery Hits: 1253
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: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 1301
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: 1502
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: Western / Native American Hits: 3366
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: Audio Book / Narrators Hits: 3393
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…
Category: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 22
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…
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: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 968
Dark fantasy/horror short story published as part of The Twelve Days of Christmas for Dark Valentine 2010-2011 Pages: 7 Available  in: Kindle Price: $0.99            
Category: Informational Hits: 5316
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 Hits: 21
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…
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: Humor Hits: 5531
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: Western / Native American Hits: 3477
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: Cozy Mysteries Hits: 1328
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: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 1616
Imogene Duckworthy is twenty-two and has a job (PI assistant) and a new car (used). She loves her mother, but it's time she was on her own. The problem is her daughter Nancy Drew Duckworthy’s pet potbelly. Not a lot of rentals in Wymee Falls will permit a pig, even…
Category: Poetry Hits: 5559
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: Poetry Hits: 5397
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: Horror Hits: 25
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: Biography / History Hits: 5991
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: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 1148
Dark fantasy/horror short story published in Dark Valentine's second issue, Autumn, 2010. Pages: 4 Available: Kindle Price: $0.99            
Category: Childrens Literature / Young Adult Hits: 5303
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: Biography / History Hits: 5105
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: Christian Fiction / Adults Hits: 2332
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: Short Stories and Essays Hits: 2610
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,…
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…
A collection of six crime stories that take you on a trip through the more off-beat regions of law enforcement.
Category: Childrens Literature / Christian Hits: 5040
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: Literary Fiction Hits: 1142
"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: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 30
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: Childrens Literature / Young Adult Hits: 2176
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…
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…
Category: Literary Memoirs Hits: 1950
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…
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: Humor Fiction Hits: 1132
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: Horror Hits: 23
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…
Category: Health and Fitness Hits: 2314
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: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 1810
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…
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: Literary Fiction Hits: 1562
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: Poetry Hits: 5773
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…
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: Childrens Literature / Christian Hits: 1197
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: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 1168
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: Childrens Literature / Christian Hits: 4725
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: 4769
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…
Category: Biography / History Hits: 210
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…
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…
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: Literary Fiction Hits: 1990
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: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 1168
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: Romance Hits: 4190
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: 2379
A humorous story that is --almost. 2016 Available in: paperback (5-1/2×8-1/2) $15.00
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: Literary Memoirs Hits: 6290
As I entered the hotel lobby, a grenade exploded, shattering glass everywhere. An employee shoved me into a hall closet and locked the door. Eager to taste adventure at age 23, Bobbi Wolverton became an international flight attendant in 1965. It was a more innocent and glamorous time of travel,…
Category: Childrens Literature / Young Adult Hits: 2804
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.…
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: Cozy Mysteries Hits: 1252
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: Childrens Literature / Christian Hits: 5076
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: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 1092
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…
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…
Category: Mystery (Historical) Hits: 1303
The Neanderthal tribe of Enga Dancing Flower must trek south to flee the approaching glacier, but the distance is long and the food is scarce. When a venerable elder drowns crossing a flooded river, Enga suspects that it was not an accident, and that a murderer travels with them. Pages:…
Category: Literary Memoirs Hits: 5624
No one just adopts. From the very first steps of acknowledging adoption as a choice to the final document that seals the deal, Jody Cantrell Dyer paints a raw, warm, heartbreaking and eventually triumphant portrayal that narrates the entire adoption process through compassionate and humorous prose. Dyer’s candor and soul…
Category: Childrens Literature / Young Adult Hits: 2183
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…
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: Mystery (Historical) Hits: 1543
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: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 1059
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: 6644
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: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 3131
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: Religion / Spiritual Hits: 161
                     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,…
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…
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…
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: Action / Adventure Hits: 5704
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: Poetry Hits: 6262
In a brief account of his earlier life, the author reminisces about growing up in a family with four mischievous brothers while under the domination of a strict father. The remainder of the book is a collection of short stories and poems, some of which are poignant, while others are…
Category: Childrens Literature / Young Adult Hits: 1868
An illustrated children's book about a flock of chickens, a little girl, and some rose-colored glasses. Sometimes it helps to look at the world a little differently. Pages: 26 Available in Paperback Price: $12.00      
Category: Mystery (Cozy) Hits: 1513
When a stranger walks into the neighborhood bar, The Fine Kettle O’Fish, Finn and the others aren’t sure what to think of him--at first. Soon, it’s apparent that Malcolm, the new guy, is bothering everyone’s favorite striptease artist, Violet, who has had a rough time climbing out of the gutter.…
Category: Childrens Literature / Young Adult Hits: 1187
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: Humor Fiction Hits: 4784
“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: Informational Hits: 1392
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: Western / Native American Hits: 3247
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: Short Stories and Essays Hits: 5242
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…
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.
Category: Poetry Hits: 214
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…
  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…
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: Horror Hits: 18
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…
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…
Category: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 23
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: Poetry Hits: 3744
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…
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…
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: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 422
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: Horror and Fantasy Hits: 23
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…
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: Western / Native American Hits: 3189
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…

WIT and WISDOM from our WRITERS

Cheryl Peyton
22 February 2018
Feb. 1st         -      Jim Farmer:  Humorous excerpts from my seven books...   March 1st    -     Ray Strobo:  I will talk ...
Wayne Zurl
21 February 2018
  Shake and Bake and Double-O Buckshot By Wayne Zurl   This story was fabricated from an outtake which originally appeared in the Sam Jenkins novel, A NEW PROSPECT. I reworked it to create a stand-alone story. The scene was deleted prior t...
Kaye George
17 February 2018
  This is a very readable collection of Zurl’s stories. He has put out several volumes of Sam Jenkins tales. As usual, these are on the long side for short stories, but you’ll zip through them. Jenkins, the sheriff of tiny Prospect, located in...
Kaye George
17 February 2018
This is a very readable collection of Zurl’s stories. He has put out several volumes of Sam Jenkins tales. As usual, these are on the long side for short stories, but you’ll zip through them. Jenkins, the sheriff of tiny Prospect, located in the foo...
Tilmer Wright Jr.
25 January 2018
There are two errors in this article. 1) My father is still very much alive and 2) My third novel, Talisgate, is NOT complete. It's just getting started. Otherwise, this is a pretty cool article about me in a local newspaper. http://www.farragutpres...
Cheryl Peyton
19 January 2018
Kelly Flemings, community Business Develpment Manager of Barnes and Nobel in Chattanooga recently contacted new AGT member Denise Sherriff to discuss a potential book signing for her book, Kairos Moments, on Saturday, March 24th, at 2:00 p.m. &...
Wayne Zurl
18 January 2018
  Whenever someone asks me what well-known author has influenced my writing most, I tell them the late Robert B. Parker. Parker in turn had been greatly influenced by Raymond Chandler. So, I’ll assume some of his style rubbed off on me, too. Ch...
Art Stewart
15 December 2017
Recently, while trying to market my books of “science-flavored” poems, I encountered what I think is an interesting problem.  To help expose this problem and reveal a potential solution, I need to set the stage with some important context....
Susan L Kite
28 November 2017
Decided 'tis the time to blatantly advertise, so I made a You Tube video. I haven't graduated to doing anything fancy, but here is my latest. Let me know what you think. I have pasted the link. Hopefully it will take you right there. I have tried th...
Cheryl Peyton
25 November 2017
This book is a departure from the format of my others in the series that follows the adventures of tour operator Alex Trotter as she conducts groups on vacation that's always interrupted by murder. Here, Alex is reuniting with four of her college fr...
Wayne Zurl
20 November 2017
If my world hadn't changed in 1957 perhaps the outcome of the latest World Series would have bothered me. But the Dodgers abandoned Brooklyn when I was just a kid and I vowed never to watch a major league ball game for as long as I lived. A cou...

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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…
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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…
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