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The Coffee Shoppe

FlatWhiteCoffee2A Sampling of the Many Talents

On this page you will find some of the most talented authors. Each week, new creations will be posted here for your enjoyment. Pull up a rocker, grab a cuppa and snuggle in for the best!

If you would like to see your work here, instructions are at the bottom of this page or send a request through the Ask Momma page (under About Momma).

NEW ARRIVALS

Mark Roush

Mark Roush writes, directs, produces and edits commercially for companies including Nike, Autodesk, Intel and Laika. He has several optioned scripts. Currently, he is promoting his newest short film, Persephone – a story from Weevil & Nightshade’s Compendium about a girl who is made out of chocolate.

Weevil and Nightshade’s Compendium of Farables & Tales

Those who miss the whimsy of classic childhood tales but want a little food for thought – maybe a chocolate arm – will be delighted by the characters in Weevil and Nightshade’s Compendium of Farables and Tales as they confront societal issues including self-confidence, enslavement, faith, suicide, obsession, sacrifice and redemption. These insightful fairy tales for adolescents, teens and adults cross the boundaries of reality and provide a touch of the offbeat.

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Red Dwyer

Red Dwyer is first and foremost a mother. After that, her titles in order of importance are grandmother, daughter, sister, friend. She occupies her time, not otherwise consumed by family, freelance writing.  She lives with and homeschools her autistic, mid-life crisis toddlers in South Carolina. She supports the South Carolina Autism Society and encourages everyone to contribute to autism research. You could be the missing piece to the autism puzzle.

Mantra’s Book of Shadows

Straightforward, thought-provoking and sometimes twisted poetry speaks to the darker side of human nature and passionate truths of attributes lurking in the shadows. Compelling and edgy, this poetry collection is frightening and bone chilling at times, but the intricate complexities of relationships which spiral into disarray and uncertainty bring the reader face-to-face with their own hidden demons. Those which we all possess.

Revenge, loss, grief and chillingly twisted portrayals of scenes with vivid images and metaphors draw you into the vortex of the shadow side of human emotion with Red Dwyer as your midnight guide.

Dare to face the abyss.

Darkness Introduced

The first book in the Darkness series introduces readers to the mysterious, often misunderstood world of BDSM. Darkness Introduced is intriguing from page one because, in Darkness, action, drama and sex blend seamlessly into a story which will have you immersed and wanting more. Follow three characters through their introduction to others in their culture and the unfolding events that test their roles as dictated by the lifestyle they choose.

Killing Us Softly: Becoming a Surviving Spouse of Cancer

Red Dwyer’s Killing us Softly is a monumental book of heartfelt and practical advice for getting through and surviving the onslaught of cancer and death of a spouse. With the use of real time journal entries and blog posts, the author reaches out to readers in a unique way.

From discussion on diagnosis and decisions to be made, through treatment and endgame, Red Dwyer holds our hand and shares with us her advice for not only surviving but also claiming our lives as we traverse this difficult and often hidden journey. She discusses the role of spirituality in the lives of the caretaking spouses, and the details of cancer treatment as a partner in the comfort of her loved one.

Mantra for a Muse

Muses are funny characters. Mantra, Dwyer’s muse, has been described as incessant, insightful, inspiring, probing and elucidating. With Mantra for a Muse, turn the pages on 100 poems which will make you think, laugh, cry and look at yourself in a different light.

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Taming the Terrible Twos: A Parents’ Survival Guide

The Terrible Twos are a bittersweet time for toddlers and parents: both too long and too short…but either way, completely survivable. Learn from parents who have been there. From what toddlers understand to how to get them to talk to you and from managing defiance to keeping them happy and healthy, everything you need to survive the Terrible Twos is right here.

Find out how much your toddler’s behavior will predict how he will act as a teenager. Teach him to make good decisions, take on responsibility and cope with new siblings and friends. Conquer sharing, hair pulling and tantrums at the mall. Along the way, learn to laugh at the amazing things this little person does right before your eyes. Author credit: Ann Marie Dwyer

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Liz Campbell

Liz Campbell is a boatload of fun and never has a dull moment.  A bit of a loon, she works as a freelance writer and artist out of her home in Chandler, Arizona and is a military vertern and mother to a gaggle

A Month of Mental Moments

In thirty-one days of self-reflection, author Liz Campbell offers insights and questions into the nature of our beliefs and values.
Ideas borne of how we grow up, the society we live in, and even our spiritual beliefs are all on the table for exploration and discovery in this truly ground-breaking and introspective book.

A Month of Mental Moments will stay in hearts and minds as a turning point in the lives Liz Campbell touches.

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Raymond Alexander Kukkee

Raymond Alexander Kukkee is a writer, freelancer and author living and writing in Northwestern Ontario, Canada . His diverse background allows him to write highly varied content. His portfolio includes novels, children’s literature, screenplays, poetry, short stories and specialized niche articles.  His favorite genre is fiction.  Raymond  is the author of Morgidoo’s Christmas Carol, a unique Christmas Classic, and more recently published  The Fires of Waterland with Redmund Productions.

The Fires of Waterland

A  family forced to move  by society, fragmented by the past, dysfunction and poverty,  leaves a young boy to fend his way through the complexities of  life the only way he can.  Although temporarily taken in by caring folks and meeting Livvy, who becomes a lifelong friend,  Fletcher is soon snatched away and plunged into the  life of an orphan and the confusion,  the pain and the brutal, stark reality of those surrounding him.

His desires  are fulfilled but tragedy, the complexities and the destructive darkness of human nature surface in the Fires of Waterland…

Morgidoo’s Christmas Carol

Morgidoo’s Christmas Carol is a new Christmas classic for all ages. Morgidoo, a young boy searches for the long lost Great Silver Bell. Christmas was celebrated with joy, and snow was warm as popcorn –until the Great Silver Bell disappeared.

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Janet Russell

It all started many years ago as a hobby – digital art. Suddenly a few years back I discovered fractals and fractal art and I haven’t looked back. I live and work with my family, the Buddhakats in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I am head cat, Mimi is daughter to Mama, and we all know the pecking order (ahem/meaw).

So here I am showing my art on several online galleries. I see no end to the immeasurable joy of making fractal art. It is a rare feeling that is greater than being one with the creative spirit of my muse.

Fractal Dreams

Come explore Fractal Dreams with Janet Russell. She guides us though more than 80 images, each with its own story (in the title). You will want to simply stare and get lost in the depth and rich color each example presents, while contemplating the title.

She gladly shares programs to try rendering a fractal yourself and gets you excited to see more. This book of fractals is joy and beauty presented with delight.

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Ian Shaw

Ian Shaw is a single man aged 52 who enjoys writing for its own sake and is an avid computer game player.

Diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in 1997, and taking a break of two years to recover, Ian has not let his illness limit him. He has been steadily working on the others in The John Thorn Saga. These days, Ian continues to write and is an irregular church goer with many friends across the planet who keep him active and challenged.

As Ian quoted from the ‘Messia’s Handbook’: Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they’re yours.

Jabberweil Hunt.

John Thorn is on a mission. He is after those responsible for the poisoning deaths of his wife, daughter and the residents of Kemp. In a ship with disguised intent, he travels the galaxy. He is after the bounties he placed on their heads. The Jabberweil on the front of his ship will be the last thing they ever see.

Can John Thorn find the peace of the Jabberweil’s song?

Book 1 of the John Thorn Saga

Songs of Angels.

John Thorn is a free trader on a mission to seek out those responsible for the mass poisoning of the people of Kemp and the deaths of his wife, Rianna, and his step-daughter, Mara. He has torn a bloody gash through human-occupied space and attracted the attention of the Black Judges through his actions.

Thorn has met and fought against the head-collecting manhunter, Lassiter. John survived his predations as part of a team of survivors Lassiter had chosen as trophy prey. Lassiter became John’s prey, and the one hundred credit bounty on the hunter’s head was collected.

John’s targets have responded by putting an eleven-million credit bounty on him in the desperate hope of putting an end to his vendetta before he wipes them all out.

Book 2 of the John Thorn Saga

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Gail Thornton

Gail Thornton lives and writes in her hometown of Canton, Massachusetts. She has read poetry by invitation at the Boston Center for the Arts, and the Newton Free Library for an exhibition of art using found materials from the abandoned Danvers Psychiatric Hospital. She has attended workshops at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education with poet Jane Katims, and the School of War and Its Social Consequences, mentored by poet George Evans. At present, she is working on her a second book of poetry and her second memoir.

The Regret of a Flower.

The Regret of a Flower is a profound and intense journey into the human experience in verse. Chapters on Love, Nature, Vulnerability, Culture, Portraits, and Writing all paint unforgettable images for the reader as they traverse a spectacle of human landscape and are brought to laughter and tears in this unpredictable and unique poetic journey.

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Laurie Childree

Making a living online since 2007 when she refused to go back to the traditional work force and leave her youngest child in daycare. The baby’s autism diagnosis proved the refusal was right. Now, she makes her own schedule around a million appointments and interruptions. Three marriages and three kids later she’s almost figured it out.

Moments, Money & Memories

Money, Moments & Memories offers a realistic look at life through verse. Issues normally swept aside as inappropriate topics of polite conversation are given the spotlight. Attention is drawn to the realistic struggles of average people hit by poverty. Balancing acts of parenting and budgeting while living on third world income is explored. Emotions run high as controversial issues are explored without flinching.

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Ben Woodard

A spellbinding storyteller of high adventure, Ben has walked the Great Wall of China, hiked in Tibet, and climbed to 18,000 feet on Mt. Everest. His Shakertown stories sprang from family tales about growing up in the small town. Tales of lost gold and river caves, and sorrow.  Ben is active in SCBWI and in a children’s writing critique group. His first story was in 2008, and he has since written picture books, middle grade and young adult.

A Stairway to Danger

It’s 1923 and Tom and Will, two small town boys, discover the body of a local deputy. Was the death an accident? The boys don’t think so and become immersed in a harrowing mystery. A giant assailant with a single gold tooth attempts to kill them. With their friends, they battle a shadowy group involved in an illegal activity.

Will Tom’s “crazy” book ideas save them or get them killed? And where does the stairway to danger lead?

The Hunt

Two boys, two guns, hornets, a wild squirrel, and a haunting memory. A YA short story

The Boy who Flew with Eagles

Famine. A giant eagle. And a boy who would be prey.

The book combines excitement, adventure, and the dream of all humans. To fly. Naa’ki, a boy snatched by a giant eagle, must use his wits and knowledge to survive. And to save his people and animals from starvation. To succeed, he will have to give up his future.

The Trestle

Tom craves danger–to forget. He persuades his cousin Will to walk across High Bridge, a single track railroad bridge with no railings. Danger follows them onto the track, and Tom has to make a deadly choice. A YA short story.

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Winfred Cook

Winfred Cook is a successful and influential African American hair stylist in San Francisco, working with a broad and diverse group of clients that has included Condoleezza Rice. Winfred started writing for his own pleasure four years ago, and has since written a number of short stories and three novels.

Uncle Otto

Uncle Otto, the fictional story of a large African American family from Arkansas and their move to a new life in St. Louis, documents the history of black migration to the north in the 1920s and ’30s. The author vividly captures the tone of the times in this story with details of the family’s lives—births, marriages, separations, and deaths, to their compelling experiences with racism and Jim Crow laws, criminal activity and, eventually, redemption.

Wayfarers

In Wayfarers, Jeremiah Hawthorne – master of the Manor – is murdered late one night on his way home, which sets into motion a complex and absorbing saga. Grief, loss, and betrayal are experienced in different ways by both Jerry Hawthorne, the Massa’s young son, and Daniel, the slave playmate given to Jerry when both were toddlers.

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Theodore Homa, MD

Dr. Theodore Homa is a practicing physician, seasoned history buff and an avid science fiction enthusiast. He is a heart transplant recipient and a faithful Christian. Among his favorite themes are time travel, the unknown and places of unique historical interest. He is currently working on a sequel to his first novel.

Archimedes’ Claw

Driven for truth, one man uncovers a secret hidden in time that catapulted the Roman Empire to find Archimedes. Hunted by the government, haunted by his past, driven by passion, he must risk all. Travel back through the vortex of time and encounter Mankind’s greatest mystery.

Standing Between the Gates of Heaven and the Precipice of Hell:
A Doctor’s Experience with the After Life

From life as a successful doctor attending church just to set a good example for his family, to his pilgrimage to Medjugorje, to his life-altering experience with congestive heart failure and an eventual heart transplant, Homa takes us on a journey both geographical and spiritual.

“Rather I am called to be a witness to the Spirit in the world today as was John in his day. When the Spirit asks for an expectation of performance, there is no debate. Thus I continue with pen in hand to write for you what the Lord has allowed me to know,” says Homa of why he published the experience.

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Christine Nolfi

Christine Nolfi owned a small public relations firm in Cleveland, Ohio. She closed the firm sixteen years ago after she traveled to the Philippines and adopted a sibling group of four children. She now resides in Charleston, South Carolina. She has been writing novels full-time since 2004. The new book in the Liberty series, Second Chance Grill, and her stand-alone contemporary novel, The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge are out and waiting for you.

Second Chance Grill

An unforgettable tale of love, loss and second chances. Second Chance Grill is the prequel to Treasure Me, 2012 Next Generation Indie Awards Finalist, which The Midwest Book Review calls “A riveting read for those who enjoy adventure fiction, highly recommended.” Dr. Mary Chance needs a sabbatical from medicine to grieve the loss of her closest friend. But when she inherits a struggling restaurant in Liberty, Ohio, she isn’t prepared for Blossom Perini. Mary can’t resist falling for the precocious preteen—or the girl’s father. The bond they forge will transform all their lives and set in motion an outpouring of love that spreads across America. Welcome back to Liberty, where the women surrounding the town’s only restaurant are as charming as they are eccentric.

Tree of Everlasting Knowledge

A savage rape on hallowed ground. Secrets buried for decades by the town’s most influential family. Now, Ourania D’Andre will learn the Great Oak’s secrets as construction begins at the Fagan mansion. She can’t afford to turn down a job that promises to stir up the long-buried guilt–and the passion–she shares with powerful Troy Fagan. She’s already juggling the most important job of her career with her new responsibilities as a foster mother for young Walt and Emma Korchek. And there’s a hard, older man on the construction crew with eyes void of emotion–cold and killing. The secrets of his brutal past will pose a grave threat to the children in her care. Will she find the courage to face him?

Treasure Me

When Birdie Kaminsky found out about the portrait of her ancester which just happenned to hide a clue to untold riches, she arrived in Liberty, Ohio to steal it. She’s in possession of a charming clue passed down in her family for generations: Liberty safeguards the cherished heart. She secretly admired the clue’s author, freedwoman Justice Postell, who left South Carolina at the dawn of the Civil War. She carried untold riches on her journey north and was also pregnant. Birdie’s ancestor, the French plantation owner, Lucas Postell and Justice’s love story started to sound plausible to Birdie. As Birdie searched for the treasure, she came to know of more family history, which turn out to be very valuable to her. Would her conscience allow her to start a new life with stolen riches?

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Amanda Dcosta

Amanda is an author, poet, botanist, entrepreneur and management professional.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Botany, a Master’s Diploma in Hospital Management and a Post Graduate Certificate in Project Management.  Her work experience of 16 years spans across the Hotel, Hospital and Retail Industries including working for a Pest Control firm for over a year. Alongside this, Amanda has been writing on the internet for many years, building up her career as a content writer.

Project Management for the Beginner: Part I

Project Management for the Beginner – Part 1 is a handy guide for a project management student or an amateur project manager. It is designed to convey the basics of a project and what one, with little experience can expect to encounter. Take a tour through the phases of a project as the author touches on various aspects of a project’s life cycle. This book is the first part of the ‘Project Management for the Beginner’ series and gives an in depth description of Project Initiation and Planning.

Project Management for the Beginner: Part II

Project Management for the Beginner – Part 2 is the second book in the ‘Project Management for the Beginner’ series. While the first book deals with a project’s initiation and planning, the second book takes the reader through the basics of risk management and effective communication in a project. These two aspects are very vital to the existence and life of a project, and hence in recent years has been given ample amount of attention. This book is ideal for project management students and amateur project managers. Equip yourself for a competitive business world. Get creative with the basics.

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Samantha Light-Gallagher

Samantha says:  I am a recent widow, an author, and a member of MADD. I lost my husband, Mike, in September 2010, to a drunk driver’s awful choice. Our two boys inspire me every day with their courage. I try to live up to my Crazy Courage.

Crazy Courage: A Young Widow’s Survival Guide

Crazy Courage is something the author – a wife and mother – finds after her husband’s untimely death. She faces decisions and events in her new life as a widow and works through her own grief as she helps her children face theirs. The book includes thoughts and events from her first year of widowhood. Crazy Courage is written to inspire others and to validate feelings a widow(er) might experience.

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John Hawkins

John M. Hawkins is a consultant who helps companies and individuals achieve their goals. He graduated with a degree in business from the University of Portland. He is also the author of Affinity: Managing Java Application Servers.  John lives in Oregon with his wife and twins.

Building a Strategic Plan for Your Life and Business

Business consultant John M. Hawkins learned long ago that the secret to success is building a strategic plan to get what you want. In Building a Strategic Plan for Your Life and Business he provides a detailed road map so you can learn how to build a smart, strategic plan; take risks; change the way you think about challenges; maintain your focus and stick to your plan.

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Robin Tidwell

Robin lives in the St. Louis, Missouri area with her husband, Dennis, and their youngest son. She has a rather eclectic educational background, and finally finished her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies. She has held a plethora of jobs, appointments, and volunteer positions, and tries very hard to make it through one week at a time without a crisis.

REDUCED

A devastating biological agent is about to be released, to be tested in remote areas. Rumor has it, though, that there is more to this than meets the eye. One group makes plans to hide out, and survive, in case that rumor proves to be truth. Meeting at an abandoned summer camp near St. Louis, Missouri, a dozen old friends gather after the alarm is raised.

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Reg Johnston

Reg is the founder of “Spiritual Free Thought Study Group” in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. A 25-year involvement in spiritual studies enlightened him about the connection between the environment and universal laws. Reg is working on a second book, probing deeper into the effect that spiritual laws have on the environment.

Ingram Mountain: A Journey to Enlightenment

Reared in an atmosphere dominated by fundamentalist Christianity prompted Johnston to ultimately look for answers that the dogmatic restrictions of organized religions could not supply. “Ingram Mountain: A Journey to Enlightenment” is the result of that background and also signifies the direction the author has chosen for the remainder of his life. The book asks, “Is there yet time to reverse the deadly trend of environmental distruction, or is it already too late?”

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RLB Hartmann

I was once Associate Editor of the online “AB Bookman’s Weekly”, a print magazine about scholarly and out-of-print books. Currently serve as reader and devotee at Wombania. Chief interests besides writing are: my spouse, reading, and painting Mexican scenes. Favorite music includes Ray Lynch, Kitaro, Enya, and meditative New Age.

Forty Grains of Black Powder

When aristocratic Marieta discovers her husband’s grim secret, no one is safe.  Growing up in a household filled with mystery and hate, young Ramón sets out on a quest for revenge and freedom.

Book One of Tierra del Oro: The Corderos Saga set in Sonora, Mexico, in the 19th century was a beautiful yet dangerous land.  Only the strong survived. One family, four generations, one story.

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Selso Xisto

A King’s College London graduate and lifelong science fiction-lover, Selso Xistoworked in kid’s television for over 10 years making promos and ads for Disney and Cartoon Network. Perhaps as an antidote, he writes gritty, thought-provoking science fiction; forever his first love.

Particle Horizon

From the blood and dust of New Jerusalem, the Legion of the LightBringer wages a galactic war against those who would replace their god. Now, the time has come for the Union of Free Worlds to make a stand. The front line is the idyllic asteroid world of Angelhaven, where the greatest mind in human history has discovered an elemental power with far-reaching implications. A power that both sides will do anything to harness.

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Alexandra Heep

Alexandra Heep always had an interest in writing, but did not start pursuing her passion until 2007. She has been a full-time copy writer on a freelance basis since April 2011. Love, Life and Time is her first book.

Love, Life and Time

A collection of 20 poems, mostly freestyle, written by Alexandra Heep. Some are illustrated with photos taken by Alexandra. Full color.

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Mac Kinnon

I worked 42 years as a journeyman ironworker, carpenter, electrician, insurance salesman, some real estate and furniture builder.  I was a foreman, pusher (ironworker foreman), superintendent, project manager, estimator, quality control person and safety enforcer. I started writing on a jobsite and am now retired and working on a sequel.

Breaux: An American Icon

Breaux is a self-made man born in the deep South. He is a man with principles and morals, prone to helping others in any way he can, a tough man who stands against armies for a cause he knows is right. In the book, an unknown power tries to push the title character off his property. Breaux stands his ground even when ridiculed. He uses all of his life lessons to combat the evil power.

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G.H. Ellis, MD

I am a pathologist, a past president of the Central Indiana Friends of Jung, an avid gardener, a golfer, and a bridge player. I picked up my daughter’s copy of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” at mid-life and realized that it explained so much that I wrote Re-Membering Frankenstein to share it.

Re-Membering Frankenstein

I wrote Re-Membering Frankenstein because I wished it was available when I was engaged in psychotherapy. I picked up my daughter’s copy of Frankenstein from a coffee table and connected the character metaphors with my own path of analysis mid-life strife. Michelangelo said that he merely unveiled the work that was in the stone. That is my opus – that I explained the therapeutic truth and clarity of male psychic processes embedded in Shelley’s masterpiece.

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Red Tash

Leslea Tash is a professional writer, a novelist, and formerly the author of a syndicated column on parenting and family life called Guerrilla Mothering. She publishes quirky dark fantasy as Red Tash, and a comic every Monday. Visit LesleaTash.com for the light roast,  RedTash.com for the dark.

Troll or Derby

In Troll or Derby, fifteen year old Roller Deb is singled out by town bullies for both her skates, and her sexual orientation.  When her popular homecoming queen of a sister is kidnapped by a scuzzy drug dealer, Deb must flee the trailer park in which she’s grown up, and rescue her.  Along the way, Deb becomes enmeshed in the magical realm of trolls and fairies, and the blood-thirsty version of roller derby at which these beings excel.  But spending too much time among the fairies comes with a price.  Will Deb choose to save her sister, with the aid of a mysterious troll?  Or will she be lost to the lures of roller derby, and the blonde temptress April, forever?

This Brilliant Darkness

Christine Grace is an American college professor.  A whole batch of weird things happens to her in short order.  A strange unmoving star appears in the sky, and it’s only visible over Bloomington, Indiana.  A dark immortal creature is hunting her.  A man she’s never met but has long felt connected with has come to Bloomington.  A mysterious young religious pilgrim is seeing her in visions.  And one of her students is exhibiting strange powers.  It’s all connected, and somehow Grace is at the heart of it.

Wizard Takes A Holiday

A well-loved wizard takes a much-needed vacation in rural Indiana, and visits Night of Frights at a small-town drive-in theatre. Turns out it’s harder to be off the job than he thought.  Flash fiction, 1500 words.  Cover painting by Nicolas Caesar.

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Emma McClain

At sixteen, Emma McClain began writing the “Great American Novel” but turned to writing poetry instead. Being a very shy person, she found that poetry was a natural vehicle to convey the deep emotions that evaded expression through speech. The mother of two grown children, she is a long-time resident of sunny southern California and an active member of her church.

Poems from Still Waters Running Deep

Poems from Still Waters Running Deep presents a collection of poetry written by author Emma McClain over a period of forty years. Penned at various stages of her life, they echo the thoughts, feelings, and transitions of those moments. She touches on topics ranging from experiencing her freedom from her mother for the first time in Farewell Song to marveling at the fact she has found her one true love in My Man She also carefully examines her relationship with God and the depth of his loving-kindness.

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Ann Uhry Abrams

An Atlanta native, Ann Uhry Abrams has years of experience in studying and teaching history. She’s authored four books, including Formula for Fortune.

Formula for Fortune: How Asa Chandler Discovered Coca-Cola and Turned It into the Wealth His Children Enjoyed

Formula for Fortune tells the story of Asa Candler, founder of the Coca-Cola Company, and his five children.  Played out against the background of four wars, a race riot, the early days of flying, a private zoo and numerous courtroom dramas, the saga captures both the essence of life in the U.S. South and the struggles of building and marketing the world’s foremost soft drink company.

Explosion at Orly

The 1962 Air France crash at Orly Airport was the worst airplane disaster to date. One-hundred-thirty passengers and crew perished. Many were prominent Atlantans who had just completed a tour of Europe, organized by the Atlanta Art Association. Explosion at Orly is more than the chronicle of a catastrophe; this narrative recreates a period of volitile change when Atlanta was the center of the Civil Rights Movement.

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Karen Jourden

Karen Jourden was born in Louisiana in 1951. She received a BA in business administration from Adams State College and an associate’s degree in office technology from Trinidad State Jr. College. Jourden lives in Colorado with her husband, Don, a retired disabled veteran of the US Navy.

Why I Am an Independent Conservative

Liberty is never free-it comes at a cost. Throughout the history of the United States, our freedom has been safeguarded through immense sacrifice. But without the truth and knowledge of the past, this liberty can be threatened. Bringing to light some of the key incidents of American history, author Karen Jourden seeks to safeguard liberty by remembering the past in Why I Am an Independent Conservative.

She delves into early American history, the writing of the US Constitution, the American Civil War, and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s massive government expansion during the Great Depression. Urging all Americans to do their research, Jourden offers her straightforward, unvarnished opinion on the state of America today. She tackles tough subjects, including threats to our freedom of speech, the rise of the ACLU, liberalism, environmental activism, and much more. Keeping America free requires hard work, dedication, and, above all, vigilance. This treatise seeks to light the path for concerned Americans to take a stand, urging them to protect liberty and justice for all.

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Andrea Trask

Andrea Trask, the internet’s Bliss, is a Thingmaker – from knits and knots to words and worlds, she creates things for the joy of others. When not creating chills and thrills, she raises two children on the Massachusetts coast and encourages people to be excellent to each other.

Nightmare Fuel

Nightmare Fuel is twenty short horror fictions, plucked from the mind of the author in a wild attempt to stave off an annual influx of sleep deprivation-inducing nightmares. From werewolves to walking statues to the question of humanity in tiny alien cephalopods, there’s fuel aplenty for your own nightmares from under the bed.

Bits of Bliss

Bits of Bliss is nine pieces of erotic fiction, ranging from modern times in familiar settings to long ago and far away, with several stopoffs at strange and unfamiliar lands along the way – and every one exploring hot sex and its connection to our essential humanity and understanding of the world, each other, and ourselves.

That’s right. Hot sex.

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Cliff Bacchus

Originally from Guyana, Dr. Cliff Bacchus practices conventional, alternative and anti-aging medicine in the Bahamas, where he has been living for the past 37 years. He was a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians from 1977 to 2010, and a Member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.

Do No Harm

Do No Harm  is a medical thriller, set in a sultry, tropical atmosphere, and raced through a world of corruption, medical ethics, romance – and murder!

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Zane Bradey

I was born and raised in Michigan, just outside of East Lansing, where I still live with my beautiful wife and six little zombies. Horror has always been my genre. I grew up waiting for the Saturday-morning creature feature. While other kids were watching Scooby -Doo, I was soaking up Vincent Price films. I like the new stuff, but I love the classics. I remember watching George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead in black-and-white and thinking, That’s what I want to write!

Aftereffects: Zombie Therapy From the Case Files of Dr. Victor Frenzel, Zombie Psychiatrist 

One day you are an average citizen, carrying on with everyday mundane tasks. The next day, you are a fiendish zombie looking to tear off and eat the flesh of every family member, friend, neighbor, or stranger on the street. That’s where your story ends, right? You’re destined to live out your remaining days as a blood-thirsty zombie until deprivation or some un-infected vigilante lays you to rest?

Wrong. The government creates a cure for your cannibalistic condition. Unfortunately, you remember every gory detail of your killing sprees. Can you cope with the fact that you ingested your fellow human beings? Good news: Psychiatrist Dr. Victor Frenzel has devoted himself to treating the psychological aspects of living life after being a flesh-eating zombie. He’s accepting new clients and wants to help you get on with your life. Unless he suspects that you are one of the infected cannibalistic fiends who ate his lovely young wife, Barbara. In that case, you might be a prime candidate for one of his more cutting-edge treatments. Either way, you will be cured…

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Lizzie Belle Quimby

Lizzie Belle Quimby lives in Arizona where she enjoys her family, the outdoors, reading, writing and searching for her family roots. My Leaning Post is the author’s first book.

My Leaning Post

When faced with the truth of her experiences, Elizabeth Jeane Baldwin finds that in an effort to find acceptance, she has lived her life as someone else. While in pursuit of a sense of belonging, Elizabeth uncovers her mother’s most guarded secrets. It is the discovery of these secrets, which allows her to discover the woman she truly is, as opposed to the woman others have molded over the years – a woman who finds you can love others for all their humanity and not be forever bound by their limitations. It is her lifelong yearning for a connection with God and family that eventually leads Elizabeth to discover that the strongest, most supportive relationship she will ever have is the one she forges with the Spirit of God within herself. It is this discovery which changes her life, and perhaps, will change yours.

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Lisa Neumann

Lisa Neumann is a life skills and recovery coach and a fully recovered alcoholic. She is the founder of Competency Coaching, a creative coaching agency that works with individuals struggling to maintain sobriety. She lives with her family in San Juan Capistrano, California.

Sober Identity

Take a unique and refreshing look at the science behind our addictive drinking patterns and see how we’ve subconsciously and unwittingly programmed ourselves for failure. Learn to reprogram your subconscious mind and begin the journey that will forever change the trajectory of your life. A new you is waiting to emerge. Will you let it? Holding on is killing you; letting go is unfathomable. The acquisition of life skills, competencies, and universal principles will change your relationship with alcohol—forever.

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Joel Andre

Joel M. Andre is the author of more than 2o titles including his latest, Tea with Death. Currently, he resides in Chandler, Arizona.

Brutal

One dark and warm October night in the heart of Arizona, a group of friends are out for an evening of fun. As they drink the night away, a dark and handsome stranger watches them in the distance. Too drunk to make it home on their own, the stranger offers the group a ride home in his taxi. Reluctantly, the girls agree.  What follows is a dark and brutal act of revenge.

Perfection

Carol and Tammy Long have fought a constant battle with their weight all their lives. When a stranger on the television offers an amazing new diet plan with a weight loss success rate of 100 percent, Tammy feels like it was an answer to their prayers.

As the pair ventures off to the Verde Valley Weight Loss Clinic things start to take a darker turn.

Valley Vampire

Bambi Simmons is the perfect woman. She is tall, slender and blonde with everything going for her.

But she also has a very dark secret that only a few unfortunate people have learned. When an officer comes too close to the truth, she totally has to take care of business. Embark on a different sort of vampire tale in this dark comedy by Joel M. Andre that features his beloved detective, Lauren Bruni.

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Rick Daley

Rick Daleyhas been writing professionally for over 15 years.  His essays have been featured in The Columbus Dispatch.  Rick lives in Lewis Center, Ohio with his wife and two sons (and a neurotic schnauzer).  He enjoys cooking, playing guitar and bass, running, and yoga.

The Man in the Cinder Clouds

A novel for the kid in all of us: A young boy and his scientist father make an incredible discovery at the North Pole—an ancient book embedded deep within an ice core. They quickly discover that this is no ordinary book: It tells the long-lost story of Kris Kringle and how came to be known as Santa Claus. It wasn’t easy.

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J. W. Bouchard

I live in Iowa with my wife, two kids, and a Ring-Necked Dove that seems to have discovered the secret to immortality. When I’m not writing, I enjoy cave surveying at Wind Cave in South Dakota. I also manage several businesses and am co-owner of Heroes Only Comics & Games in Cheyenne, Wyoming. I recently worked with Jason Dudek on the first drafts of the screenplay for Infected (fka “Mentryville”), starring Danny Glover, Vinnie Jones, and Taylor Handley.

Last Summer

During the summer of 1993, Zach and his friends set out to have one final adventure before they start high school.  But instead, they accidentally discover an entrance to hell and the dark secret which resides there. People are disappearing, and when Zach’s girlfriend goes missing, he suddenly finds himself caught up in a battle against an ancient evil which threatens to destroy anything that gets in its way.

Rabid

Taylor and Carl Mitchell are brothers who have taken wildly divergent paths in life.  But when a mysterious virus transforms most of the Earth’s population into bloodthirsty lunatics, they must learn to trust each other and work together in a dangerous new world where the slightest misstep could lead to the ultimate consequence.

All The Dark Places

J.W. Bouchardtakes us on a joyride into the darker recesses of our lives; a parallel universe just below the surface of our own… In this collection of 10 stories, a blue collar man wages war against an unrelenting army of pests (“Hatchlings”); a bar-hopping vampire falls for the wrong man (“Jealousy”); an aging detective struggles to adapt to a future where a virus is his prime suspect (“Open Windows”); and more…

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Edmond Campbell

Formerly Director with United Way Worldwide, Edmond Campbell is now retired and lives with his family in Alexandria, Virginia. Edmond was born in Warrenton, Virginia. Everything he knows and understands about his extended history came from his spiritual experiences that have happened since childhood.

Edmond’s Visionary Path: Past, Present and Future

Edmond’s Visionary Path is a book showing my life through visions that include my past, present, and future. This book shows visions reaching into the lives of everyone on earth, and how they influence changes in our lives if we do not make changes first.

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Abigail Brand

Abigail Brand is the 6-year-old author/illustrator of the Hello Little Series. All her books are self-published, hand-written, and hand-illustrated, 14-page children’s books. Abigail Brand donates half the money from her “Hello Little” books to Neonatal Intensive Care Units.

Hello Little Cloud

Hello Little Flower

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Wendy Reid

Award winning author Wendy Reid lives in Gatineau, Quebec with her husband of 25 years and her 3 grown children. She is presently working on her second thriller and the second volume of the Bedtime Stories series.

A Mother’s Love

Colin is 10 years old when he has his first orgasm while watching his mother masturbate. He is 12 when she starts to come into his room at night to touch him. His mother’s twisted views on sex, love and parental guidance will ultimately shape the way Colin handles all future relationships with women. His father is serving a life sentence in Florida and left him 2 things: his cherished AK47 and an inherited taste for blood.

Bedtime Stories: Volume 1

Winner of Literotica’s Best Erotic Horror for 2003, The Devil & Mrs. Jones:  When Amanda Jones yearns for popularity and social acceptance, she makes a deal with Satan himself.  Now, every time she has a sexual encounter on earth, she is forced to pay the devil his dues in hell.

This collection of short stories includes 3 stories from this series, along with 5 other stories that will appeal to all tastes and preferences.

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H.E. Ellis

H.E. Ellis is the author of The Gods of Asphalt, a young adult novel about boys and basketball, motorcycles and music. A die-hard New Englander; H.E. dances like a ballerina, swears like a trucker and listens to classic rock way too loud.

The Gods of Asphalt

The Gods of Asphalt is the story of Sawyer Hayden, a teenager bounced around the country by his trucker father who decides to put down roots and get into college. Sawyer knows a basketball scholarship is his only way in and life with his grandfather is the only way out. What he doesn’t know is if he can break free and make a life for himself before it’s too late.

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Armand Rosamilia

Armand Rosamilia is a New Jersey boy currently living in sunny Florida, where he writes about zombies, heavy metal, horror and steampunk. But not necessarily in that order… he can be reached at armandrosamilia@gmail.com

Dying Days

Sunny Florida, beautiful beaches, no traffic on A1A… Zombies roaming the dunes in search of the living… Darlene Bobich in a fight to survive, find food, safety and ammo for her Desert Eagle before its too late… Dying Days are upon us… The Undead Roam the Earth… Searching for the Living… To Eat… To Feast… To Rip Apart… Extreme Violence… Extreme Sexual Situations… Extreme Undead… Continuing the Darlene Bobich story begun in “Darlene Bobich: Zombie Killer”… And soon to be an independent film!

Darlene Bobich: Zombie Killer

Thirteen tales of Darlene Bobich! The prequel to the successful “Dying Days” zombie novella.

Zombie Tea Party

Includes Zombie stories from Armand Rosamilia, including seven short stories, four flash fiction pieces, a “Why I Write About Zombies” blog and a preview of the extreme zombie novella “Dying Days”…

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Stuart Haddon

Stuart Haddon is a Scot, living in Southern Maryland. He is the author of action thriller The Butterfly & The Bull, recently published, and a number of short stories… He is working on a sequel to his novel.

The Butterfly & The Bull

A global financial crash causes the destabilization of the American government and results in a coup by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Donnie McLennan, a Scotsman with an uncanny talent, is seeking his wife Ellie who has been abducted by agents of the state. In the process, he becomes involved in a conspiracy to restore democracy to the land of the free.

Donnie goes to work for the resistance movement, led by the charismatic Phaedrus. He becomes a fugitive with a laptop, a ghost in cyberspace harvesting valuable information. Constantly harried by the sociopathic Agent Farrell, he is forced to escape from DC. A gunfight on the Chesapeake, a storm-lashed transatlantic crossing, a run-in with ex IRA bounty-hunters, betrayal and kidnapping follow, forcing Donnie to come to terms with himself, those around him and the extraordinary challenges he has to face. Donnie puts together a team of unlikely heroes and returns to his adopted homeland. En route, he finds new ways of using his ancient skills and, in a series of violent and risky encounters, eventually faces his ultimate challenge.

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Michael Williams

Michael Williams is an author, writer, editor, and web page designer who writes under the pen name MJ Logan. His professional background includes electrical, computer and test engineering, real estate investment, network engineering, programming and former remodeling company owner. “Until you get your hands dirty, you haven’t lived,” says Michael.

Snowed In

A young woman, stranded and injured in a snowstorm, is rescued by backwoods lumberjack Jake. Jake saves Julie from hypothermia and certain death when he finds her unconscious in the snow. Over the next five days, the gentle giant cares for her and begins to win her heart.

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Kerry Michael Wood

Past Imperfect, Present Progressive is a smorgasbord of reminiscences–dour and sprightly–by a vocal member of the Silent Generation. Kerry Wood traces his childhood, consigned for the duration of World Wat II to a Catholic military boarding school at age 4, to adulthood and seniority, in stories and poems born of experiences as an awkward adolescent, an undergraduate at Yale, and a career English teacher and writer.

Past Imperfect, Present Progressive

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Roger Smith

Roger Smith was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and now lives in Cape Town. His thrillers Mixed Blood and Wake Up Dead have been published in six countries and both are in development as movies in the U.S. His books have won the Deutscher Krimi Preis (German Crime Fiction Award) and been nominated for the Spinetingler Magazine Best Novel award. Dust Devils is published internationally in 2011. website: www.rogersmithbooks.com

Dust Devils

To avenge what he loves, he becomes what he hates.

Framed for murdering his family, South African journalist Robert Dell’s only ally is his oldest enemy: his father, an ex-CIA hitman with one last shot at redemption. Hunting the real killer, father and son take a bloody road trip into the heart of darkness, uncovering a conspiracy reaching to the highest levels of the state.

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Robin Badillo

Robin Badillo is a multi-tasking mother of four and new author from deep in the heart of Texas. Her novels stretch across genre lines, covering everything from contemporary hometown themed stories to thrilling paranormal romances.

Blood Hunter: The Beginning

Vampire, Raven Prince has spent thirty care-free years, lusting for one thing– human blood. The more handsome the snack, the happier she was. Human, Thorne Abbott has a different thirst for blood—revenge against the vampire who murdered his father twelve years ago.

The hunter becomes the hunted when Raven falls into Thorne’s deadly trap, but fate tips the scales of justice and hearts become entwined until a hidden secret threatens to destroy everything.

Blood Hunter: The Betrayal

Conflicted vampires, Jason Craft and Jazmine Fabre are thrown together on a twisted mission to hunt down a rogue vampire. Somehow managing to get past their initial differences, they work together toward the common goal of destroying their target, Jazmine’s sire, but not before the friction between them ignites and passion ensues.

More than lives are soon on the line when their worlds are rocked by a shocking truth and tragedy, nobody sees coming.

Flesh Wounds

Julia Benson, haunted by her past, has come home to face the music after five years away at college. Dylan Banks, the boy across the street, is all grown up, but still harbors a secret flame for Julia.

Sparks fly and passion explodes when they find their way to each other, but it’s not long before their troubled pasts and the pain of childhood threatens any hope of a future.

Midnight Beckoning

Damphyr, Ford Lenox had waited three hundred years for an ancient prophecy to be fulfilled allowing his destined mate to assume her rightful place at his side.

Until now.

Lauren Neil had no idea that the damphyr lurking beneath her human surface was about to be unleashed, and no idea that her greatest enemy would be the incubus who sired her. Even a match made in heaven, may have to go through hell to survive!

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Jeffrey Michael Tebelak

Jeffrey Michael Tebelak is a husband, father, teacher and writer. He spends his days teaching students how to write and practices the art himself, at night.

Just One More

The novel Just One More is detective fiction that takes place in the Southern California desert region known as the Coachella Valley. It features protagonist Blake Rockwell in his first comedic murder mystery

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Tim Tash

Tim Tash is a full-time cubicle dweller, the father of one daughter and three bonus kids, a lover of coffee, dogs, and gadgetry.  In between his other pursuits, Tim is writing a fantasy novel set in the land of Haydon.  His short story collection Tales of Haydon is available free on Smashwords, iTunes, and Barnes & Noble.  It is $0.99 on Amazon.  He would love to hear from you at his blog.

Tales of Haydon

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S.A. Miller

S.A. Miller, pastor of Team Church of Lancaster County, South Carolina, presents two books:

The Big World of Small Groups

Do you want to understand the basics of small groups ministry? I want to introduce you to the big world of small groups.  This thorough workshop can help the traditionaly trained church worker better understand the philosophy, theology, and structure of small groups ministry.

Stanley Stokes: The Story and the Songs God Gave Me

In this autobiography, Stanley Stokes tells of his early life, his faith, and his family. It’s real, honest and inspiring. Over Stanley’s eighty years, he has written more than thirty Christian songs. These country Gospel songs are included in leadsheet form, and are especially suitable for guitar players.

S.A. Miller, Stokes’ grandson, helped make this family keepsake a possibility and recorded five original songs by Stanley Stokes on a companion music CD.

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Conny Manero

Freelance writer and author of three novels and two children’s books. Animal lover with a particular fondness of cats. Volunteer for Toronto Cat Rescue organization.

Waiting for Silverbird

Danielle Hamilton wants nothing more than to be a Broadway dancer. At age 21 she moves to New York, accompanied by her sister Laura. But life in New York is nothing like Danielle imagined, and after countless auditions, she is still as unemployed as the day she arrived in the city. Then she meets Steve Savage. Steve is an ex-Broadway manager who disappeared off the scene after a car accident. He agrees to work with Danielle and to introduce her to the right people on Broadway. Danielle is thrilled that she finally is going to live her dream, but Laura suspects that he has a hidden agenda. And he does.

Voice of an Angel

Talent agent, Jack Garrett, hears the voice of an angel drifting down from a balcony in Greenwich Village. Frustrated, he spends nights walking the streets trying to find his angel. Jessie Green is in a dead end job until she loses it, and quickly grabs an opportunity for a better life. With her best friend, Betty McGill, they both stumble into new but different careers with the help of serendipitous good luck. Through a web of unexpected circumstances, Jack and Jessie’s lives are about to collide with more than a few surprises. Will love get in the way of making their dreams come true? Jessie and Jack both have a lot to learn, but can they really trust each other? Voice of an Angel…where more than one dream can come true.

Kitten Diaries

A cute and informative children’s book to create awareness for the adoption of shelter animals.

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M.J. Joachim

M. J. Joachim is a well respected author, known for the quality work she produces. Writing everything from blog posts, to ebooks and website content, M. J. consistently pleases her fans with her unique writing style, thoroughly researched articles and elegantly phrased message.

Beyond Our Words Prayers and Reflections Book 1

M. J. Joachim reflects on Catholic Trinity, Marian and Mass prayers in Beyond Our Words Prayers and Reflections Book 1.

FlashTyme: Five Flash Fiction Stories, Volume 1, Gimme the Creeps

The psychological twists and turns of M. J. Joachim’s Gimme the Creeps, nano flash fiction stories, will send shivers up your spine and make your hair stand on end. The dramatic intensity M. J.’s FlashTyme series gives you, presents a fast-paced, riveting adventure in record time.

FlashTyme: Five Flash Fiction Stories, Volume 2, Garden Variety

Whether you are harvesting, praying or smelling flowers in your garden, FlashTymes Garden Variety is sure to challenge your efforts. The unfolding drama will capture your attention, freak you out and tempt you to let your weeds grow uncontrollably.

The Merciful Victory of the Cross

The Merciful Victory of the Cross is a reflection and challenge for people to witness the love of God in their lives and in society. It is M. J. Joachim’s personal meditations on the Stations of the Cross; M. J.’s commentaries discuss the significance of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, particularly in today’s times.


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John McDevitt

Accomplished author and lifelong photographer shares his insight.

How to Create & Publish Your E-Book Using Free Tools

The tools you will use are free. So is the ebook telling you how to do it.

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Roger Grubbs

Author of over 30 novels, include top pick for suspense fans by Midwest Books Review. Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, e-book and paperback.

The Greatest Gift of All

Destiny is an orphan, and she hopes to please Mr. David with her present.  While chosen with great care and much love, it did not cost much, and that concerns her.  But the sly, old fox realizes her predicament and decides to teach the children that are watching a valuable lesson.

The Mystery of the Mummy

Dr. Andrew Rogers, a notable archeologist, along with his equally famous partner and friend, Dr. Kathleen McGregor, are persuaded to chaperon a class of thirty female students to the ruins of Egypt. And, as expected, everything goes awry.  To complicate matters further, a 5,000 year old curse is unleashed on the world.

For The Victims

Enter with us if you dare into a story of hidden corruption and corporate espionage that came to light with Daniel Stevens and his family caught in the middle of its powerful jaws!  Can they survive and go back to the life they once knew? Is corporate America so callused that they would even consider attacking women and children?  How can you and I fix this problem to protect innocent victims?

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