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Retired as an Assistant Director of Financial Aid at a Florida community college, I have become a self-published author (what fun!). Growing herbs and experimenting by concocting healing salves and infusions is part of my spiritual life. As a 75% Romani, I learned to create my path, The Drom Ek Romani, from my grandmother, a drabarni, or herbalist, while growing up in Philadelphia. My books include The Way of One Gypsy, The Gypsy's Book, Drab Lil: A Gypsy's Medicine Book and Madame Sosostris Explains (a poetry patchwork). Married and living in Florida, my two sons and granddaughter live at least 995 miles north but cell phones and eMail bridge the distance daily.
THE TITLE: At the age of seventeen I discovered T.S. Eliot's poem “The Wasteland.” The only part of the poem I could relate to was about “Madame Sosostris, famous clairvoyante.” Four of the tarot cards are invented by Eliot (Drowned Phoenician Sailor, Belladonna, the Lady of the Rocks and the Lady of Situations). Having invented my own Drom Ek Romani cards as part of my heritage, I could appreciate his imaginary cards with their mystical names. My first poem explains each tarot card and the second one details the Drom Romani although I make no claim to be a “famous clairvoyante.” The other poems are a patchwork of subjects including tributes to Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, and other writers of music and poetry.
THE POEMS: With the exception of several free verse poems, the others are a mixture of Shakespearean Sonnets, Terza Rima, Rima Royale, and, well, more sonnets. The poetry forms are very confining yet I attempted to make them all-encompassing in their little world. When writing the 22 sonnets for the Drom Romani I began speaking in rhyming iambic pentameter in my dreams. Does that make me a poet? I hope so. Failing that, a sonnet a day keeps senility away. I am hoping that whatever your age, you find enjoyment in my poetry.
From a broken-down entrepreneur and management consultant! It's time to pass on all that was taught
me while establishing, running profitably - and then selling three businesses during my business career.
Plus, those all important Life's and Prayer Lessons that bring about a state of happiness, joy and hope!
Through the many business lessons in this eBook, there has to be at least one that will improve your
financial situation – making your investment of $0.99 probably the most rewarding you will ever make!
Find out – in the time it takes you to read this eBook – those ‘magic’ teachings it took the author a
lifetime to learn.
Then too, how do you put a money value to increased joy and happiness? Discover the means to
achieve this state of life. Walk through these pages and discern a Dear Friend who is totally concerned
Hi, my name is Sydney Paige McCutcheon, and I wrote the first draft of "Henry" the summer after I graduated high school.
After years of edits and sending out queries letters, I chose to go the self-publishing route believing this is the way, at least for this first book, to go. I am excited to have it published and thankful God gave me connections who told me of LiberWriter when I wanted to get a Kindle version for my book (it is also available in Paperback on Amazon.com).
The process was very easy and I would reccommend authors to use their website for creating ebooks!
The story for "Henry" I think has a different twist than common boy-meets-girl-type and I'm sure people like a change up in books from time to time. Readers meet Prue where her life changes, and follow her journey as she deals with the loss of her closest friend and sister, and also deals with her new roommate, Henry.
Henry was a natural character to see, especially for such a complicated man. At least, Henry would say he's complicated and Prue would counterback that he's not as complicated as he likes to think - or as much as he likes to make other people think. And of course this automatic interaction between them makes me smile, remembering the days of writing their conversations.
I love Prue. She's spunky, heartfelt, and says things others wish to say.
I love Henry, too. He's fantastic, and dramatic, and has emotion even when being indifferent and dry. He says things without filter, too - good or bad. Together, these two can create quite a clash - but how will it end? The truth goes both ways, and for Henry and Prue, it could separate them forever.
I hope this blurb has piqued your interest! "Henry" is a book full of joy, laughs, tears, and more.
After witnessing her sister's murder, Prue Collins is sent to a small town outside Astoria, Oregon, under the protection of the most unlikely guardian.
Rude and sarcastic, Ex-Officer Henry Clay wants nothing to do with his new roommate and doesn't mask any hard feelings, only secrets. His wheelchair gives Prue a glimpse of his tragic past and she can't fight curiosity as more clues come her way, opening her eyes to the true stranger she's been sent to live with—and possibly, meant to help save.
But the truth is like a loose string on an old shirt—you pull at it, and the entire fabric could come undone. As the trial looms closer, Prue will soon have to go back home. Will she leave well enough alone, or risk everything, even her own heart, to know the truth?
Toni and Maria have written bilingual children's books for years. They have specialized in English/French and English/Spanish. (And will soon add English/Arabic)! As healthcare and educational professionals, the authors are particularly prould of "The Runaway Match - La L'Allumette Fugitive" for its special message on fire safety and protection. In play format, children will love acting out the characters as they learn. Great fun for home, school and stage, too. Both French and English dialogue.
A match escapes from the pocket of a careless boy6 and meets a tree and a leaf in the park. Poor Leaf is horrified - after all matches burn leaves! The Tree and the Match teach the Leaf the rules of fire safety. And Stop! Drop! Roll!
Delightful play on fire safety for children at home or school. Fun character roles that kids will enjoy performing in the living room, classroom or on stage. English and French dialogue. Ages 3 - 10 and up.
Une allumette réussit à s’échapper de la poche d’un garçon négligent. Elle rencontre un arbre et une feuille dans un parc. La petite feuille est horrifiée. Après tout… les allumettes brûlent les feuilles. L’Arbre et l’Allumette lui apprennent les règles de la prévention contre le feu. Et, Halte ! Tombe ! Roule !
Saynète bilingue et comique que les enfants pourront jouer aussi bien à la maison qu’à l’école. Ils s’amuseront à jouer ces rôles chez eux, en classe ou sur scène.
Dialogues en Anglais et en Français, pour enfants âgés de 5 à 10 ans.
Since early childhood, Lala has been passionate about all the arts. She is a painter and a former stage performer. Early work careers blended high-end real estate sales and as President of an interior design firm.
Her fifth grade teacher, Miss Macy, was the first mentor to suggest she consider a career in writing. That extension of the arts, the written word, turned into a full time passion in 2001.
· Endorsement and long-term mentorship by the late Sidney Sheldon
· Published in regional magazines, newspapers, writer’s guides and journals.
· Award winning poetry.
· Endorsements from Andrew Neiderman [author of the Devil’s Advocate], Paris Afton Bonds, and many others remarkable authors.
· Her first novel, Widow’s Row. Available as an e-Book, a trade paperback, and audio book.
· Her second book, Coverboys & Curses. Available as an e-Book and trade paperback.
· Evil Cries. Available as an e-Book. Trade paperback coming summer, 2013
· Kiss and Kill, coming fall, 2013.
· Bye Bye Bones, coming summer, 2014
Readers and reviewers applaud her hallmark original plots, her in-depth character portrayals, rich scene settings, and authentic dialogue, all delivered with a fresh new voice. Oh, and her TWISTS!
Lala is a desert rat. She nestles there with her husband of over 25 years along with a Ragdoll, an American Curl, and Finnigan & Phoebe— Teacup Yorkies.
Skin isn’t the only game in town, but for plastic surgeon Marcus Armstrong, it’s his passion and his profit.
Sterling Falls’ grand opening isn’t going as planned. Instead she sees a gun-yielding man shot dead on her new jewelry showroom floor, and the woman that mortally wounded him? A bag lady.
Not the first two customers Sterling envisioned.
Feeling neglected by the man that brought her to Tucson, she enjoyed the attention of the handsome plastic surgeon. After all, what harm could there be in his flirtations? She had sold him an $80,000 engagement ring.
What woman could say no?
As a child, I didn’t care much about reading or writing. I was a slow reader and one of those left-handed writers that teachers in the late 1950’s thought should be taught to write right-handed. My penmanship looked as confused as I felt and I shied away from anything literary for decades.
My fascination with people took hold when I was twelve years old, delivering newspapers to every corner of my small home town. It was often the people that society tended to shy away from, that I found great joy in spending time with.
As a teen in the late 1960’s, I was confronted with my inability to change my sexual orientation. I’d known from an early age that I wasn’t like the other boys. I felt my pleas to God were unanswered. It never dawned on me that maybe I was exactly who I was created to be.
Over the years, I crossed this nation and back again, living in large cities and tiny rural towns. I’ve held jobs from sweeping floors to corporate management. Several years ago, in recovery from chemical dependency, I began to use writing as a tool for self-discovery as well as self-expression. I slowly came to love writing stories, largely to see what the characters might do next. Many stories later, Franklin was born.
Franklin Harrison is seventeen years old and about to enter his senior year of high school. Tormented by the teachings of his church that condemn him, he is desperate to change who he is. Franklin struggles to conform to what he has been taught is God’s will for him. This change that he seeks never comes.
When he loses the small solace he found in his love of photography and abandons his camera, any glimmer of hope slips away. He can no longer face the God he believes in or himself.
With all hope gone, the miracle of grace that is extended to him opens the door to a journey that soothes his soul. It leads Franklin to discover, and then share, the love and beauty that is within and around him.
—Through my eyes as a child, I knew that all children have the right to find that "magical place within themselves" - where they're able to develop their own unique gifts and talents. Children also need to be able to express their own voice within the family - and be heard.
—As an author of young people’s books - The stories I write emphasize the need for understanding and dignity for children of all ages and cultures. My books focus on strong family communication, as well as fulfilling expression. I write classic, timeless stories of hope, understanding, and dignity that warm the heart and soul.
I have written four Middle Grade novellas:
THE MAID’S DAUGHTER – A story of hope and inspiration about an African-American girl, Sally, and her loving mother. Despite many odds, Sally is able to maintain her strength of character and attain her hopes and dreams.
— currently on sale as a Kindle 3-book at Amazon link:
THE NOBLE PEASANT – A heartwarming tale of adventure and intrigue, set in medieval Europe, telling the story of a young princess, Rosalinda, who is rescued from certain death by a humble, honorable peasant.
BELLA – A lighthearted mystery of a caring Latino Middle School girl, Bella, who learns to balance her need for dignity and voice with her family relationships and responsibilities.
— Coming Soon
HER DIVIDED HEART – An enlightening story of growth and healing after Kate comes to terms and accepts her parent’s abrupt separation and divorce. The family finally learns to listen, and open their hearts to one another.
— Coming Soon
Lois J Bailey, Author
"Children’s lives are beautiful and happy when expressed through their talents"
Pater’s family tragedies as well as his futile struggle to thrive leave the old peasant embittered and without hope, until he discovers the fragile young girl, clinging to life in the cold water of the Zwin Canal. The trauma of the ordeal leaves her unable to remember who she is.
The story unfolds, as a series of small clues finally reveal the true identity of his beloved little Rosalinda. Intrigue ensues as Pater and his two humble companions devise a plan to return the Princess safely to the Castle in Bruges.
The Noble Peasant is historical fiction based around the early life of Judith of Flanders. Bruges, during the era of the Holy Roman Emperors, sets the scene for this story of tyranny and intrigue.
When Annie Fox's first book People Are Like Lollipops (Holiday House) was published, she wasn't old enough to legally sign the contract! By the time she turned 21, though, she decided that helping kids would be her life's work. After graduating from Cornell University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies then completing her Master's in Education, she began exploring ways to use technology to entertain kids while building their emotional intelligence skills.
In 1977, Annie and her husband David opened Marin Computer Center, the world's first public access microcomputer facility. Her work there led her to write her best selling book, Armchair BASIC: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Microcomputers and Programming in BASIC (Osborn/McGraw-Hill). After a detour into the world of screen writing, Annie returned to computers as an award-winning writer/designer of children's CD-ROMs. (Putt-Putt; Madeline; Get Ready for School, Charlie Brown; and Mr. Potato Head Saves Veggie Valley are just a few of the titles on which she worked.)
At the dawn of the Internet age, Annie dreamed up the idea for The InSite (TheInSite.org), a place "for teens and young adults to turn their world around." She is the creator, co-designer, writer, and executive producer of that award-winning site. One of The InSite's most popular features is Hey Terra, a Cyberspace Dear Abby. Annie's first book for teens, The Teen Survival Guide to Dating & Relating: Real World Advice About Guys, Girls, Growing Up And Getting Along (2000, 2005 Free Spirit Publishing), is based on hundreds of emails to Terra and Annie's responses to them. Teen Survival Guide is now available as a free PDF download from TeenSurvivalGuide.com.
Are You My Friend? a Read-it-to-Me iBook was written by Annie Fox, illustrated by Eli Noyes and produced by Electric Eggplant. This digital story book for 4-8 year olds is the first of the Raymond and Sheila Series and is now available in print form on Amazon, and as Android apps for Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, and other Android tablets. The second Raymond and Sheila story "Are We Lost?" will be available in print in 2013. See RaymondAndSheila.com for more info.
Annie's other books include: Too Stressed to Think? A Teen Guide to Staying Sane When Life Makes You CRAZY, co-authored with Ruth Kirschner (Free Spirit Publishing) and the popular 3 book Middle School Confidential™ series (Free Spirit Publishing). Annie's Middle School Confidential apps (developed by Electric Eggplant) are available for iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, and other Android tablets (see MiddleSchoolConfidential.com).
Through her conference appearances and public events for kids, tweens, teens, parents, and educators, Annie continues working toward her goal of empowering young people through increased emotional intelligence skills, social courage, and stress-reduction strategies. Her new book for parents and teachers, Teaching Kids To Be Good People, is now available in print and for Kindle (see TeachingKidsToBeGoodPeople.com)
Visit Annie at her website, AnnieFox.com
Follow Annie on Twitter: @Annie_Fox
Follow Annie on Facebook: facebook.com/Annie.Fox.author
“Not all teachers are parents, but all parents are teachers. When we teach kids to be good people who possess the social courage to do the right thing, we help to make the world a safer, saner, more accepting place for all of us.” —Annie Fox, M.Ed.
We live in a time shaped by a viral culture of cruelty. Now and in the future, we desperately need more good people. But where will these young people come from? From the homes of parents with a game plan! In Teaching Kids to Be Good People, Annie Fox has written a very personal, step-by-step guide to teaching your children to make healthy choices (online and off). Because being good is not enough. We have to do good.
This very pragmatic and funny guide includes essays, podcasts, prompts, tools, questions, answers, and self-assessment quizzes, all for the purpose of teaching kids to be good people. Hopefully, you’ll become so engaged in this process that you will inspire your children to do the right thing when no one's watching, and when everyone is watching.
“Stellar! Unlike many solution-based parenting books, Teaching Kids to Be Good People is insightful, intuitive on so many levels… a truly meaningful book for our times.”
—Lynne Kenney, Psy.D., author of The Family Coach Method
“[G]reat advice on how exactly we can help our kids with their most important skill set—the social-emotional one.”
—Rick Ackerly, author of The Genius in Every Child
“Annie Fox has a genuine passion for helping our young people and she has many years of experience doing it. Both are evident in this wonderful resource for parents and teachers.”
—Dr. Hal Urban, Ed.D., author of Life’s Greatest Lessons
Muriel Marks is currently preparing her next book, while making chutneys, jams and continuing to enjoy her passions of animals, antiques and books. My Double Life is her first book.
In 1987, in her late forties and with two marriages behind her, Muriel Marks decides to take control of her destiny, putting herself through night school to qualify as a chef. Destiny takes the upper hand however when, on a weekend break in the West Country she meets debonair English actor Leo Lewis, recently returned from the glittering world of Hollywood. Falling instantly in love, they decide to open their own restaurant together, fulfilling a long-cherished dream for Muriel. To attract visiting entertainers, they call their new venture ‘Backstage’, and Freddie Starr, Les Dawson and Johnny Cash all become appreciative patrons. Leo however prefers centre stage, especially when the alcohol is flowing. Toss a few pretty waitresses into the mix and the recipe soon becomes explosive. The little town of Paignton doesn’t know what’s hit it and neither does Muriel. As Leo’s wildly drunken behaviour escalates into violence, the restaurant degenerates into a nightly farce for the customers and a living nightmare for Muriel. After much angst she is forced to sell the business, and Leo departs back to the States and his Hollywood career. Absence soon makes the heart grow fonder however. Realising she is still in love, Muriel flies out to America to be with Leo. She finds him not in Hollywood but New Jersey, and living a far from glamorous life. The pair survive for a while on poorly paid menial work, buy a second-hand car and head west, bound for the sunshine coast of California and the movie capital of the world, where Leo has ‘contacts’. But as they pass deeper into the heart of America, with Leo increasingly drunk and Muriel in constant fear of arrest as an “illegal”, she realises she has absolutely no idea what lies ahead of her. “My Double Life” is a unique true story of cookery and crookery, showbiz and booze, of love, enduring friendship, aspiration, despair, and starting all over again. Its cast of characters is vivid and varied, from movie stars to tragic has-beens, villains and freaks to the merely eccentric, along with kindly, lost souls, everyday heroes and heroines, all set against the deceptively sleepy backdrop of the British seaside and the vast, alien landscape that is America. It is also about a woman who followed her heart and survived to tell the extraordinary tale.
David Joseph is a veteran Air Force Flyer. While in the Air Force, he flew on the HH-53, HH-3, HC-130, C-141, and KC-10 aircraft, and traveled to every continent in the world. His travels and experiences provide unlimited material for writing.
He is the author of Korea x 2, Silent Six, and Putin’s Gold, a military thriller Trilogy, set on the Korean peninsula, The Bully & Other Stories, and the three best-selling novelettes, The Great Hijacking, Putin's Shoot-down! and Codename: Alps. He is currently writing a short story collection called Stories From The Abyss, The Blind Gardener, and a novel about expelling the Russians from Crimea. He holds a Master of Arts in Military Studies from American Military University.
"I have twenty short stories and three novels in my head!"
David Joseph has established himself as one of the most unique military fiction writers of our time. Wielding all the power and magic of a master storyteller, Joseph delivers in Spooky Military Tales the stories the military does not want you to know. He introduces the origins behind the haunted KC-135 tanker that still flies, the aircraft that flew the remains to the U.S. from Jonestown, the strange sightings at Arlington National Cemetery, and connects the unexplained incidents in the corrosion hangar at Atsugi Naval Base, Japan.
Gene Twaronite's stories have been published by Avatar Review, Fast Forward Press, Highlights for Children, Kids'Magination, Mouse Tales Press, Read (Weekly Reader), and The Write Room as well as in a book anthology by Heinemann (In Short: How to Teach the Young Adult Story, Edited by Suzanne I. Barchers, 2005). He is also the author of the middle grade novel The Family That Wasn't - the prequel to My Vacation in Hell.
"Before writing his novel," says the author, "I spent time researching Dante’s work as well as to other depictions of hell as described by various religions. I also read some of the literature dealing with sexual abuse and treatment. In my novel, I have tried to incorporate the three main symptoms or stages that a sexual abuse victim displays: disassociation, denial and repression of memories. Because it is sometimes necessary for a victim to confront the abuser, I decided to have John face his Uncle Vinnie in hell. And I especially wanted to have John’s gradual healing follow the general goals of sexual abuse treatment – of “finding the inner child” or the inner spirit that was damaged, of finding a place where one is whole and safe again."
"Having exposed my character John to sexual abuse in my earlier novel, I felt that I couldn't just leave him hanging there without trying to help him resolve his issues. I tried to imagine as best I could part of the horror experienced by a sexual abuse victim and how he might deal with it. It is my hope that in some small way my novel helps to address the needs of all who seek to find their own way out of hell."
My Vacation in Hell is a humorous young adult fantasy, written in first person narrative by a 15-year-old writer named John Boggle. The time period is the mid-1960’s. A troubled nerdy misfit and a frequent flyer of his imagination, John is inspired by a book report reading of Dante Alighieri’s the Inferno. In the eternity of the five minutes before summer vacation, he embarks on a pilgrimage based upon his own free-wheeling interpretation of the work.
Following Dante's lead, John populates his hell with all the people who have wronged him over the years, inventing deliciously cruel punishments for each of them in his teenage version of cosmic retribution. Aided by his best friend Virgil, a trusty guide in this shared imagination, John also struggles to come to terms with the world’s many evils. And as he descends further into this realm, he constructs his own hierarchy of evildoers, assigning them to the levels he believes they deserve.
But it is the evil perpetrated upon John, a victim of sexual abuse, which poses the most difficult challenge for him. The deeper he goes, the more he encounters obstacles, some of whom in the guise of colorful demon characters try their best to keep him there. But the worst obstacle of all is his own self-image, forged out of guilt and shame. He will not leave this hell of his own making, Virgil tells him, until he learns how to deal with the evil done to him and finds the true center of his being.
Fortunately, he has other help besides the ever wise Virgil, who it turns out has a few problems of his own to deal with. John needs more than reason to get him through this, and divinely beautiful aid arrives in the form of Beth, an idealized version of his secret love. Rescuing the pair from the evil that threatens to consume them, she will guide John in the last stage of his spiritual odyssey. She shows him that there are even some good places in Hell, just as there is always some good, however slight, that comes from our worst experiences. Though of necessity a darkly disturbing tale, My Vacation in Hell delivers an essential message as affirmative as the dawn.
Kris Bock writes novels of suspense and romance involving outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. Counterfeits starts a new series about art theft. What We Found is a mystery with romantic elements about a young woman who finds a murder victim in the woods, Rattled follows a treasure hunt in New Mexico, and Whispers in the Dark involves intrigue among ancient Southwest ruins. Read excerpts at www.krisbock.com or visit her Amazon page.
Kris writes for children under the name Chris Eboch. Her novels for ages nine and up include The Eyes of Pharaoh, a mystery in ancient Egypt; The Well of Sacrifice, a Mayan adventure; and the Haunted series, which starts with The Ghost on the Stairs. Her book Advanced Plotting helps writers fine-tune their plots. Learn more at www.chriseboch.com or her Amazon page, or check out her writing tips at her Write Like a Pro! blog.
Young archeologist Kylie Hafford heads to the remote Puebloan ruins of Lost Valley, Colorado, to excavate. Her first exploration of the crumbling ruins ends in a confrontation with a gorgeous, angry man who looks like a warrior from the Pueblo’s ancient past. If only Danesh weren’t so aggravating… and fascinating. Then she literally stumbles across Sean, a charming, playful tourist. His attentions feel safer, until she glimpses secrets he’d rather keep hidden.
The summer heats up as two sexy men pursue her. She finds mysteries – and surprising friendships – among the other campground residents. Could the wide-eyed woman and her silent children be in the kind of danger all too familiar to Kylie?
Mysterious lights, murmuring voices, and equipment gone missing plague her dig. A midnight encounter sends Kylie plummeting into a deep canyon. She’ll need all her strength and wits to survive. Everything becomes clear – if she wants to save the man she’s come to love and see the villains brought to justice, she must face her demons and fight.
Whispers in the Dark is action-packed romantic suspense set in the Four Corners region of the Southwest.
“This book kept me turning pages until the end. The plot was full of twists and turns, always keeping the reader rooting for the heroine. Excellent read!” Reader Suzanne B.
Janae Weinhold grew up on a farm in the Midwest, surrounded by her father's predatory friends. She learned early on about con artists and sociopaths, as they were everywhere. Even her father. At the time, it all seemed "normal." Only later did she see recognize that they run the world.
It took her many years of being targeted by con artists before she recognized how they trapped people into doing things. Not only were these predators able to persuade people to do things that were self-defeating, but also things they didn't believe in.
Rather than being a victim, Janae decided to "get smart." Her Con Job series of books are the outcome of her journey to break free of con artists, sociopaths and predators. She shares many of her experiences in this series of books.
Janae had a doctorate in Planetary Psychology, is a former university professor and a licensed professional counselor. She has also lived and worked out of the country for extended periods of time, and credits these “outside the box” experiences with helping her develop a global and systemic perspective in her professional work.
She has co-authored four print books on relationships and conflict resolution with her husband, Barry, that grew out their “relationship laboratory.” They live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.
Are you softhearted, caring and kind?
Do you love kids & animals?
Does violence turn you off?
Do you attract people who steal your heart or ideas and use you?
Have you tried to fix broken people by showering them with your love?
If any of these things describe you, then this book is for you.
It was written for nice people who get ripped off.
It shows you how to break free of con artists, sociopaths and other kinds of “life-takers” who see your “life-giving” as a weakness and you as an ideal “mark.”
In this mind-stretching book, Janae shares stories of her encounters with con artists, sociopaths and predators. She describes how to spot these people and then to break free from their influence.
This ruthless Warrior for Truth and Seeker of the Shadow talks about her journey to know what is real and what is illusion. Eventually she decided to “get smart” rather than be a victim. This helped free her from the tangled web of family secrets and lies that she grew up with.
Harambee K. Grey-Sun is a poet and metaphysical/speculative fiction writer. The word best describing his work is dark. He uses elements of fantasy, horror, noir, and science fiction to spin bizarre, mind-bending, and (some might say) heretical tales that explore the meaning of identity and the nature of consciousness. His metaphysical fantasy series Eve of Light reexamines the nature of God and what it means to be human.
Find out more at www.nextpoet.net
When thirty-five-year-old office worker Avery Brocus set up a profile on an adult hook-up site, he never dreamed a twenty-two year-old hottie would contact him. Nor did he imagine she’d want to meet him in person. After agreeing, he immediately has second thoughts. He’s expecting someone out to rob him of his money or identity. He’s not expecting to encounter creatures that want his very soul.
A dark and surreal Metaphysical Fantasy for mature readers.
There is no other medium that feeds the soul and captures the imagination like a good book. When the weight of the world presses down on each of us, or we simply need an enjoyable break from a busy and harried life, a book can transport us to places of dreams, incredible imagination, and enlghtenment. As has everyone, I have experienced many highs and lows in my life. This is reflected in my writing by trying to be true to human experiences: love and hate, incredible joy and heart-breaking sorrow, open-mindedness, bigotry, the wonders of our natural world, the astonishing things to be learned beyond our physical senses, and the redeeming and universal qualities of "goodness".
I loved my years in school and eventually earned a university degree in English Education for K-12, and a second in Creative Writing. While teaching kids of all ages I was impressed by how smart, funny, creative and resilent they could be even in the toughest of curcumstances. Knowing the benefit of growing up loving to read anything and everything, I endeavored to instill the love of reading (and writing) in my own children, as well as the many students I was honored to teach.
I began writing before I had a whisker on my face. I have never stopped writing..whether short stories, essays, news articles, technical papers, magazine pieces, plays, a sreenplay, advertising, or simply recording my dreams in a journal. I have done stints as a teacher, an oral storyteller, a recording engineer, a songwriter and musician, a poet, a blue collar worker, and more...all the while crafting my style, raising my huge family (and growing a huge garden to feed all those mouths). I have kept really busy...and in doing so I have never been bored...and it has given me much opportunity to keep my ear to the world and my eyes to the rythym of the hopes and dreams of people.
I am happily married for 43 years to my high school sweetheart, the father of 7 children, and "Papa" to my 25 grandchildren ages 22 to a few months. There is no way (and I wouldn't have it any other way!) to not be immersed in the creative and wondrous world of children. For the last 3 years I have enjoyed being a real bearded Santa for the children of our area. I always spend time with the children and enjoy answering their Santa, Reindeer, and Elf questions. I think I could write a book about all the interesting and funny things that I have heard the children say to me as Santa.
I wrote the first Laser O'Hara book "The Hole In Eighth Level" for my children and grandchildren (my best and greatest critics) and have passed it on to you. I am currently working on the 2nd and 3rd of 7 books in the Laser O'Hara series, and finishing up a picture book for the little ones. I certainly don't shy away from the complicated questions that are part of our culture and world, but believe that children should be well-rounded and given the chance to explore a bit of philosophy, religion, mythology, mystery,and universal human dramas and dilemmas. I have not failed if I can engage the reader...and inspire a bit of thought, a smidgin of inspiration, and a good serving of entertainment. So...
The Laser O'Hara Series will be great reading for older children and young adults. I hope that parents will enjoy reading to their younger children the escapades of Laser and his sister Gabby, as they grow up, have fun adventures, and are challenged with everyday life and some tough decisions and incredible experiences in some not so everyday places.
Laser O'Hara and his younger sister Gabby find themselves in a dire predicament after their family has been relocated, discovered, and then threatened because of the research of their long missing scientist father. Luckily, through instructions his Dad has left coded and hidden for him in case of such a threat, Laser is able to build an L.D.D., a machine that makes it possible to travel inter-dimensional levels and to find and rescue their trapped father. Exciting ,sometimes scary, and even humorous events unfold when they unexpectedly pick up a couple of unplanned travelers. The greatest challenge for the kids is to stop an evil plan from collapsing all the levels and ultimately bringing about the destruction of the multiple worlds where they have learned to love and trust themselves and other wonderfully diverse beings. This book is a great triumph for illustrating the ongoing battle between good and evil...the dynamics of love and hate...and the complexities that often come with discerning the difference. You will want to continue on with Laser and Gabby as they pursue more adventures together discovering, shedding light on, and solving universal mysteries and intriguing enigma and puzzles.
I'm a housewife with an imagination that is always on the move. I created the beginning of this book while I was working in a factory, sewing covers for theater seats. I would 'write' in my mind while I sewed, and then put it to paper when I got home from work. An active imagination is a wonderful tool for making a long day pass quickly.
When we choose to step into the inner realm of imagination we remove the limits placed upon us by the ‘real’ world. The characters in Willow Crossing find out that the imagination is a powerful thing, when they use it to escape their own realities.
This is a fun, imaginative read. It was written with middle-graders in mind, but college students and even adults have said it's a fun read, because it forced them to use their imagination.
Gnosis Book One
After being ejected from the confines of an Alpine monastery, a young monk returns to a life in which he struggles to find his place. A chance meeting with a mysterious scientist, draws him out of his, once isolated, existence and into a world of intrigue and mystery. Together they uncover a secret that spans across time and space, joining two humanities and piercing the fabric of a broken cosmos.
‘All evil is privation and all it’s agents, parasites.’ Shulkra: Book of Human Principles
Astrid’s father stared out of the window, down to the New York streets below. He feared for his daughter but was careful to show no emotion. A Clerical Agent from Dess, stood behind him, dressed in the same garb as the old man at the wedding. He spoke quietly with a smooth, Caribbean baritone, his hand resting on the back of Astrid's Father's office chair,
‘We know about the portfolio - the accounts. It’s OK. Perfectly understandable - given your daughters complete lack of formation and faith.’
He removed his hand and proceeded to walk about the office, casually eyeing-up it’s contents, like they were part of some new acquisition,
‘No matter. As you know, she’s been very fruitful in yielding Readers and her research has proved to be very interesting indeed. Your concealing her talents has actually worked out for the best.’
Astrid’s father was motionless. He continued to stare out of the window as if he were alone.
‘...Your wife, true to form, has struck a deal with the 9th Chamber. She and your daughter are safe. You get a little time and your life. But after this is over? - Excommunication. And you better make provision... because we are taking it all back - everything.’
PETER JOY © 2013
New School. New Powers. New Danger.
In Book Two of the Super Shy series, the past comes back to haunt Edelweiss Featherwhite and her buddies, Tom and Dewanna. They start high school as normal kids, but then, Edelweiss unexpectedly displays a new power in front of the whole school. Tom and Dewanna’s powers also reboot, which wouldn’t be so bad, except the world finds out about one of them. The trio is thrown into a firestorm of media attention, mixed up emotions, messed up relationships, and an almost-fatal case of mistaken identity. All of this, while battling the red hot hate of a burning mad bad guy intent on incinerating them all. Will the teens return to normal? Do they even want to? Or will their hopes for any kind of life go up in flames at the hands of the Dragon? You won’t believe what happens next as the funny and fantastic adventures of a wallflower continue in What the Fire Wanted.
Larry’s motto is “take the road less travelled.” After earning his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Georgia Tech he built a lab for a flavor and fragrance company (where he was responsible for manufacturing the flavoring for Fresca) earning two patents for a process used to manufacture additives to be used at Savannah River Nuclear Plant to remove radionuclides from the waste stored in the leaking underground storage tanks there.
He moved on to running chemical plants, learning Chemical Engineering on-the-job, as Operations Manager as well as Project Manager, Lab Manager, Quality, Safety & Environmental Manager, ran Packaging & Shipping and was Emergency Response Team Leader. He was responsible for implementation of an SAP Enterprise Resource Planning system for his plantsite and led a successful ISO 9002 reregistration as well. And he earned an MBA from Pepperdine University.
When the Montreal Protocol regulations caused his plant to shut down he moved from Los Angeles to Victoria, BC in Canada where he bought a restaurant & sold it, bought a franchise business & sold it and was a financial advisor for a time. He lives there with his teenage son where he hikes, reads and writes & blogs about business.
If your business is not earning profits you will soon be out of business.
In The Profit Machine, author Larry Earnhart shows you what it takes to turn your business into a profit making machine. Find out how to put Profit as the goal of your business driving all other aspects of your operation.
Learn how to transform your business into the business you always dreamed it could be. Follow Handyman Joe and see how he learns to apply the 5 Parts of Profit to his business dealing with the same problems small business owners face every day.
Learn how to create a referral-based business and how to get customers to return again and again.
Learn about the folly of discounting and how to raise your prices instead.
Learn about the 5 Parts of Profit
Each of the 5 Parts of Profit fits with the others to cover the entire process of operating a business. By putting Profit first, by making incremental improvements, by delighting your customers you can make your business the best.
Become the entrepreneur you know you can be. Turn your business into a Profit Machine.
Threat is my first novel, Book One of The Barren Spheres Trilogy. It's science fantasy with an environmental and political thriller component. The scale is small, the scope large. The main characters live below our feet, in a world thrown out of balance by inexplicable changes in access to resources, nutrition and living space. They may have ten legs and eight eyes but that does not stop them from engaging in Machiavellian schemes to exploit the riches of neighboring spheres, or mounting diplomatic initiatives to forestall war and bring peace.
My background as an Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker focusing on human rights and social justice issues definitely influenced the story of Threat. Without being fully conscious of it, countless moments from my experiences making films in many parts of the world found their way -- transformed of course -- into the story of Threat. For example, I once spent weeks in holed up in a delapidated hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, working with the man who led the 1964 revolution in Zanzibar, Field Marshal John Okello on his memoir. Palace intrigues, clandestine operations, ideological purity, and armed force all played a part in his story and, many years later, informed my own understanding of how the Hyavvi and the Lo-Ans, the principal groups of "Liviings" in Threat, would act in the midst of a conflict over wealth and resources. Similarly, my years of working with one of the leading trade unions in North America, UNITE HERE, helped me understand how the characters in Threat would go about implementing strategies, mobilizing their followers, and responding to serious challenges to their health and well-being.
I'd say that anyone who likes a good political thriller, set in a world that co-exists with ours, but with all the elements of speculative fiction and fantasy, will find Threat an unusual read, both entertaining and thought-provoking.
The declaration of war was delivered just before darkfall.
Prepare to be invaded.
Winkon’s breath caught in his throatstem at the document’s audacity.
Our food sources are disappearing.
And ours are not? thought Winkon.
Our offspring shrivel from lack of nourishment.
Yes, and ours also. How will sending the parents of your offspring into another Sphere, ours, to die while killing the parents of our offspring—address the Threat?
If you wish to capitulate in advance….
This time it wasn’t a thought, but a response, reverberating through Winkon’s whole being. Never. Never. Never.
* * *
An eight-eyed Hitler. A ten-legged espionage agent. A carapaced Queen. An intelligence-gathering avian courier service. A resistance fighter able to blur herself into invisibility. Sibling survivors of The Mist.
These vibrant, dimensional characters and many more come together, and burst apart, in Threat. It’s a war of the worlds, in a time of diminishing resources, incomprehensible plagues, apocalyptic catastrophes, and tremors of extinction. Is it our world? Yes; no. Threat is familiar, casting a storyteller’s timeless, irresistible net (courage, betrayal; humor, fear, hope; a hostile, take-no-prisoners political climate and a desperate diplomatic search for peace).
Yet Threat is startlingly new. The ground it breaks is right below our feet, where the main characters reside. There, on a fine, thin thread already fraying, the future hangs in the balance. Must it be the terrifying one, whose limits are already in evidence? Or is there another, more hopeful possibility?
In 350 pages, Threat shows us the biggest picture there is, writ deep and small, microscopically so. With elements of science-fantasy, speculative fiction and political thriller, filled with brilliant characters, and non-stop, cliff-hanger action, told in language reminiscent of A Clockwork Orange’s inventiveness, Threat will provoke, satisfy, and enthrall readers.
Florentina Gómez Guasp (Palma de Mallorca, 1954)
Licenciada en Filosofía y Ciencias de la Educación, especializada en Pedagogía Terapéutica. Poeta.
"Pasos de Arco Iris"
"Torres de Esperanzas Amarillas"
"Poemas de Amor"
"Love Poems" (bilingual edition)
Mis versos son verdades incompletas, nacidas en los instantes de una mirada entre párpados intimidados; un acercamiento fugaz a la forma en que unos brazos yacen apoyados, al color brillante de un suspiro, a la exigencia de alegría o tristeza que guardan los pequeños gestos que apenas se perciben, a la lágrimas de la emoción estética...; afloran como un saber dormido en una idea que despierta.
Porque yo, soy poeta, leo las almas
y cuento las lágrimas de la vida.
(Pasos de Arco Iris. Amarillo y violeta)
Me gusta definirme como: "amiga de Las Horas, que custodian las puertas del cielo, de la lluvia, el silencio y sus colores".
Este libro es un canto al mar, al agua y a la vida.
El agua, uno de los elemenbtos que nos constituyen y habitamos, se mueve y se transforma entre azules, pacíficos o plenos de conmoción. Siempre hay que atrapar la mano de su color, guía hacia las verdades iniciales y profundas.