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Roger K. Miller, author also of the novels Invisible Hero and Dragon in Amber and of the non-fiction work, The Chenango Kid: A Memoir of the Fifties, was a newspaper writer and editor for more than thirty years. He is a freelance writer and critic whose work has appeared in numerous metropolitan newspapers and other publications. He and his wife Nancy, parents of three grown children, live in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.
Constance (Connie) Pendleton and Connor Martin live in the rundown working-class section of a medium-sized industrial city. Their sixth-grade teacher calls them her “two Connies,” a label they despise but that is the spark that melts their wariness of one another and turns them into friends.
It is the early 1950s. While the rest of America is growing prosperous, their two families live on the economic edge, Connie with her parents and younger sister, Connor with his Aunt Meg, older sister of his deceased mother. At first the only thing Connie and Connor share is their embarrassment over the shabby, small apartments in which they live. But gradually the things they have in common, including a love of the decade’s movies and music, bring about mutual admiration. Each is troubled by a death in the past.
Connor’s Aunt Meg, divorced and childless, loves him fiercely. But she has a married boyfriend, Sam, whose volatility and air of danger add to Connor’s fearfulness.
As friends Connie and Connor complement and are good for each other. Throughout the decade—as they go through school and domestic routine, enjoying dances and movies and other activities—the closeness of their relationship wanes and waxes, until by their senior years it looks as if it might blossom into romance and love.
Theirs is a Lost World in that the 1950s (revived for the reader in the narrative of these lives) is a time long gone by and foreign to most of us. In a darker sense of the title, Connie and Connie lose their world, smashed for them by a series of disasters.
They flee from each other and from their sorrows, lost to each other for years—until one of those coincidences that happen in life more often than in books. But after all the sadness, can the coincidence bring happiness?
An epilogue provides a startling, even shocking, ending—and resolves a troubling issue, introduced in the prologue, that crops up again and again throughout the novel.
The author joined the Women's Movement in 1968 after personal study in Mythology, Anthropology and Archaeology with a final commitment to AnthroApology. Her work includes the current e-book THE ONUS ON MEN AND HOW IT GREW -- THE BONUS TO WOMEN and soon to be e-books: WARTIME IN AMERICA, 1941-1945, A HOMEFRONT IDYL; GENDER THERAPY, AN ILLUSTRATED ANTHOLOGY;. THE SEARCH FOR THE LEGENDARY SKYSCRAPER PEOPLE. She is a cartoonist as well as a researcher and writer.
Here is an updated dating game from antiquity. THE SINGLE GIRLS GUIDE TO GREEK GODS prepares a modern woman to meet all of the Greek Gods from A to Z, from Aesculapius to Zeus. This is a matchup that lets a woman know what to really expect in the relationship with valuable tips about how to meet each of the Gods and their various relatives. There are no surprises left for later.
The Guide is intended for the down-to-earth woman who does not expect every man to be the equal of a Greek God -- and for those who are interested in the Classics -- and who have met a few too. It is tongue-in-cheek, so to speak, informative and fun.
Lois J Bailey
As an author of Children’s books,
I believe in writing wholesome fiction that is
entertaining as well as educational.
I emphasize the need for understanding and dignity
for children of all ages—and my stories focus on
strong family Communication as well as
fulfilling personal expression.
Originally from Akron, Ohio, my husband and I currently reside
in Florida, with our Maltese, and two cats.
A Story of Family
Anxieties from family responsibilities, along with the appearance of a new gang in the neighborhood, only worsen when Bella catches the glimpse of the eerie face of the old woman watching her on her way home from Middle School.
Her imagination is then fueled by rumors—and Bella is haunted by the thought of seeing the creepy face once again.
Finally, through the strength of her family’s love, Bella learns to face her challenges in positive ways—and the mystery of the old woman in the window—is finally revealed.
Bella, is the story of a loving Hispanic family, who live in central Florida.
Aubrey Glen Mobley lives in Northeast Arkansas, on Spirit Lake with his dog Zoey, his wife passed away June 22, 2007 from a tick borne illness. Coping with the loss has proven very difficult.
Madeline Throesch, a lifelong resident of Randolph County, Arkansas, is a farmer’s wife, mother of four wonderful children, and a proud grandmother. Having grown up in a large family, she always liked to read and developed a keen interest in history and genealogy. So she was thrilled when the opportunity arose to collaborate with Aubrey Glen Mobley on writing this book. “It has been fascinating to learn the early history of our area, and just plain fun! I am greatful.”
In the early 1800’s the new government was encouraging people to go west and settle the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase. This story is about one of those families.
Herschel and Rachel Ledbetter took their thirteen children and headed west in search of free land and a new beginning. They followed National Road from North Carolina to the Mississippi River, then headed south on the Southwest Trail to the Fourche River. That was where the New Madrid earthquake changed everything.
This story is about the Ledbetter family and the rise and fall of Old Davidsonville, the oldest settlement in Arkansas
Rona Lewis, fitness and lifestyle coach, speaker and healthy chef, believes anyone can laugh and cook healthfully at the same time. Her biting sense of humor makes "Does This Cookbook Make Me Look Fat?" entertaining, while imparting interesting and pertinent information about food not usually seen in a basic cookbook. 99% of the recipes can be made and served in an hour or less...and they're not your "average Joe" recipes, either! Try something new tonight...and tomorrow night...and giggle while you do it!
Included in this low fat/low carb cookbook are nutritional breakdowns of the recipes and explanations of what these vitamins and minerals actually DO for the body! Rona regales us with fun food facts and helpful tips as well as hysterical quotes about food from surprising sources...
Over 100 Yummy, Low Fat/Low Carb Recipes EVERYONE will eat!
Every day, women come home from work harried and stressed to face the unenviable question, “What can I make my family for dinner that’s quick, easy, nutritious and doesn’t have 5,763 calories per serving?”
Well now there’s help. In Does This Cookbook Make Me Look Fat? Rona Lewis’s humor combined with her healthy, tasty recipes make preparing meals for you and your family easy and fun. Her hilarious, edgy prose keeps you smiling, while the delicious dishes will keep your family coming back for more.
And she doesn’t stop there. With fascinating chapters like “Herbs and their Health Benefits”, “Foods with that Extra Punch and Mood Boosting Foods”, Rona gives you great information you won’t find anywhere else. Does This Cookbook Make Me Look Fat? will surely become a staple for your everyday, healthy cooking.
Dr. Abernathy has been involved with biological research and
laboratories most of his adult life. He is an avid environmentalist
and is deeply concerned about global warming, pollution, recycling,
and renewable energy sources. He has a number of scholarly
publications as well as patents on environmental friendly processes.
The tower is an incredibly mammoth undertaking involving a remarkable
coalition of private investors and governments. Part space elevator,
part launching pad, the tower is placed on top of Mount Everest for
several reasons: the mountain is one of the tallest peaks in the
world, providing a 29,000 foot platform from which to work. It is the
most famous peak in the world, making it a strategic marketing tool
for attracting both investors and customers. Cities are actually
built within the mountain to help finance the project. As the story
unfolds, the unscrupulous nature of some men is quickly revealed,
coupled with a blatant disregard for a global treasure. Amazing feats
of technology are accomplished which boggle both the mind and
imagination. Loyalties come and go, the end justifies the means, and
the law of unintended consequences always seems to have the final say.
The author has over 10 years of experience and training to help you maximize the enjoyment and possibilities of this stage of life.
His blog is #1 on the web for information about having a satisfying retirement.
How to successfully build your satisfying retirement lifestyle. Chapters help you master the ins and outs of realationship changes during retirement, financial planning, maintaining your health, working after retirement, tapping your creativity and developing a lifelong passion.
Song of the Canyon Kid is my second novel and my first full-blown comedy. My previous works were the road rage novel Red Asphalt, a true travel tale called Please Hold Thumbs and my movie memoir In the Dark.
This one is a total cartoon. The main character is a singing cowboy. What is the last book you hummed? The characters are intentionally over-the-top and the entire tone is a sweet parody, an homage to the B-movies westerns of yesteryear. And in full disclosure, it's also a novelization. I based this novel on my comic melodramatic play entitled Song of the Lone Prairie or Poem on the Range. Prairie debuted in 1987 at the late, great Pollardville Palace Showboat Theater in Stockton, California, a production I also directed.
Pollardville was a magical place. We had the theater that specialized in melodrama and vaudeville. On the same property was a western ghost town that housed movie sets from the William Wyler film The Big Country. This is where we'd get paid to play cowboy on the weekends, duties that included robbing the train, engaging in fisticuffs and shooting it out with fellow gunslingers at High Noon. Pollardville was the birthplace of The Canyon Kid.
I realize the stigma of a novelization, but I felt creatively stagnated and needed an writing exercise to get myself in gear. Digging through my old writings, I came across his script for Lone Prairie. a melodrama I consider to be the culmination of everythin I learned at Pollardville. Adapting it into novel form came fairly easy, fleshing ot the characters and transposing the stage direction into prose. Soon, it took on a life of its own and I was hooked.
I loved revisiting my old characters like Nastassia Kinky and her brother Two Gun Boris, the fastest gun this side of the Ukraine. I also made The Kid's horse, Thunder, more of a supporting character. And the love story is something I never I thought I was capable of pulling off, but I feel like I did.
Overall I had a blast with this, the most fun I've had with a project since I wrote the original back in the '80's. Song of the Canyon Kid has given me back the joy of writing. By returning to my roots, I found that in order to move forward, sometimes you can go home home again.
For more info on Song of the Lone Prairie or my other works, please visit my website at: www.scottcherney.com
Be it ever so hostile, there's no place like home.
When a straight-shooting, guitar-strumming singing cowboy known as The Canyon Kid returns to Dirt Clod, Missouri, he finds his hometown in ruins due to the machinations of a corrupt "hanging judge" named Basil Kadaver. With the help of his co-horts, a slinky seductress named Nastassia Kinky, owner of The Golden Goulash Saloon, and her brother, Two Gun Boris, the Judge has the town in his tyrannical grip and is beginning to squeeze. To make matters worse for The Kid, he also discovers that his childhood sweetheart, Darla Darling, is engaged to his sworn enemy, a desperado nicknamed "The Bushwhacker" who is now the town sheriff. How is The Canyon Kid going to save the day, let alone croon a few tunes, with a noose around his neck?
Song of the Canyon Kid is a wild and wooly western comedy romance that'll put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. It may even make you say "Yee-haw!"
For more info and to read an excerpt from Song of the Canyon Kid, visit my website at www.scottcherney.com
In the first grade, learning The Pledge of Allegience, I asked: "What's a Republic?" In hindsight my Teacher took me to a map and explained a confederation of states, not a republic.. However, the real answer to my question took twenty six years to answer. Six of those twenty six years were spent going from library to library; huddled over age old books, amidst dusty Winter nights, and humid New England days. As I was able to read at an Adult level in the First Grade; I remember; with such joy;finding "A Biography of Deborah Sampson." The joy was due to that was the first Adult book I ever read. She among many others had impersonated a male so she could fight in the Revoltuion. This was an ancient European tradition, (without the masquerade).
Years passed, as I traversed America, France, and India; and somewhat settled down; got married and had a beautiful Daughter. For my Daughter's sake, I began college a bit late at twenty eight years of age. So with a two month old infant I arrived at Mount Ida College, enrolled, and soon began realizing; I had brought a Classcial education with me. By the time I graduated with honors, (Who's Who and an Award in Scholarship), I was headed to Harvard. I believed this to be my last summer working in mental health. Unfortunately, in protecting a female patient from harm; I was struck down; which resulted in a spinal injury that lasted many years. I then arrived at law school; earning the nickname, "The Prosecutor," (one I was never comfortable with, but Student Loans as they are, were too large an obstacle to overcome and continue.
However I did go on to earn my Ph.D. in Early American and European history. I went on to teach Liberal Studies and was praised for my Socratic Method. Although my favorite course to teach was Western Civilization, I taught many others: Western Civilization, Philosophy, Ethics, Humanities, American History, Political Science, Introduction to Anthropology, Introduction to Sociology, Native American Studies, and Twentieth Century History. I also developed abridged critical thinking and mapping as an introduction to all classes. This provided tangible results for measuring learning. Critical thinking essays were requisites for exams, rather than true or false, questions, and the like.
When I wasn't teaching I remained active working in Human Services, as a Consultant for private families. Presently I reside in New England and am retired.
What is virtue, as opposed to a virtue? Corruption for example, is a word often used, in accusing someone of not being true; but true to what? One needs to grasp principle as a basic truth; on which all other truths rest, before corruption can be applied. Once the truth is identified, it can be understood that the accused, has fallen away from and is not being true to principle Can it be a disagreement? Certainly it can. However, just because one believes something to be true, doesn't necessarily make it knowledge, it makes it true belief. Subsequently, corruption rolls off the tongue, as easy as virtue or corruption.
In western civilization; from Athens to America, even as today worldwide, is another word used; Republic. It has been used so often, to identify so many Countries, that Republic has and is, misconstrued with Democracy. Which is unfortunate.
Polity for example, is how societies organize into governing bodies. America's polity, is a bicameral system, having two legislative houses, voting on the passing of laws. This is neither a Democracy as America's founders understood it; and neither is it a Republic. For Republic is not a polity; but it is and has always been the remedy for political evils, from Athens to America. Thus, a Republic is a why, rather than a what. For example: America's Founder's without question, regarded America; especially after the Constitutional Convention of 1788, that America was to be a Representative Republic. So what happened?
Through the ages of western civilization, from Athens to America, as all republics arose to confront political evils; regardless of their new found polity; there has been a promise. A promise of virtue and the threat of corruption.
America's Founders knew this well. From a Classical Education, of a centuries old tradition, to Religion, and active citizenship, which all held that independent thought and action, was the highest virtue. Where ethics, morality, and a new commercial age; had the potential to unite Humankind; and free their political economy, from the misery of the British political economy.
The transition, of this heritage,—cultural, political, social, religious, and economic— that ultimately brought revolution and self-realization, was sprung from an intellectual and spiritually faithful civilization. Colonial, European, and classical history was America's history, in the sense that, the social evolution, and events from the Renaissance, led the revolutionary generation to make a break from the past. Not a divorce from the past; just a break; and to begin anew.
The History of Virtue and Corruption tells the story of the tens of thousands of Western Europeans who ventured to the North American British colonies during the seventeenth and eighteenth-centuries. What were their customs of Law and education; religious, philosophical, or political thought?
The Founders’ ideas about the duty and obligation of government, came from more than five hundred years of English tradition. For it was their ancestors who brought their king under the law; and the revolutionary generation of the eighteenth-century, was determined to do the same, but this time, they would make a government of laws not of men. Privilege was out and merit was in. However, in the 1790s, a new political base emerged, with quite different ideas in mind. Subsequently, the great republican experiment, not only; DID NOT FAIL, it was never allowed to happen, before a new and different kind of authority and political base had changed the republican regime from within, immediately after the inception of the infant republic.
As the revolutionary generation stood in awe of what was happening, to their Revolution, they could only and quickly, distance themselves, as their republic unraveled about them.
Heaven's Not a Place is a story very close to my heart. I fell in love with the characters as I was writing about them. I lived and breathed them for so long in the writing process that I almost felt that they were my "other children." Their heartache was my heartache, and their triumph was mine as well. In this tender story of love, I hope that my readers fall in love with the characters of Annie, Jack and Jenna--just as I did.
Thank you for reading,
It's summertime, and Annie Harrison suffers the plight of many single parents—she misses her daughter. While she is struggling to adjust to Jenna’s absence, the tragic death of a dear friend delivers another cruel blow. Then her dreams begin—dreams that are both haunting and intriguing. And a series of strange incidents occur—each of them making Annie question her beliefs about life, death and the muted line in between. Can her friend really be reaching out to her with an after-death message? Or is grief loosening her grip on reality?
Heaven's Not a Place is a different kind of love story. And it also has tantalizing touches of the supernatural. There are many different kinds of love...but the one most compelling is the love that transcends space and time...
Chris Eboch writes fiction and nonfiction for all ages, with 20 traditionally published books for children. Her novels for ages nine and up include The Genie’s Gift, a middle eastern fantasy, 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. Chris also writes novels of suspense and romance for adults under the name Kris Bock; read excerpts at www.krisbock.com.
About The Genie’s Gift, Chris says: My first memories come from living in Saudi Arabia as a child. Though my family lived in an American camp, we got to visit local cities and explore the desert. We spent six years there, moving back to the United States in time for me to enter sixth grade. My parents returned to Saudi Arabia when I was in college, and I spent a month there one winter. We also visited Egypt and Bahrain, and I later traveled to Turkey with a friend.
The Middle East today is very different from the culture shown in this novel. Still, reminders of those days exist in the buildings, artwork, and food. And of course in the stories. I drew heavily on One Thousand and One Nights, often known as The Arabian Nights, for the mythology in The Genie’s Gift. The stories in One Thousand and One Nights came from Indian, Persian, Arabic, and other sources. They were collected over hundreds of years, beginning in the eighth century. They were not originally seen as children’s stories, though later translations targeted kids.
As in The Arabian Nights, The Genie’s Gift is a series of interlocking stories that make up a whole.
The Genie’s Gift is a lighthearted action novel set in the fifteenth-century Middle East, drawing on the mythology of The Arabian Nights.
Thirteen-year-old Anise, shy and timid, dreads marrying the man her father chooses for her. Her aunt tells her about the Genie Shakayak, the giver of the Gift of Sweet Speech. He lives high atop Mount Quaf, many weeks’ journey across a barren desert. The way is barred by a dozen dangers and trials. But those few who cross the desert and defeat the guardians of the mountain receive their reward. From that day forward, their words drip like honey from their lips, charming all who hear them, and no one can deny them anything they ask.
Anise is determined to find the genie and ask for the gift, so she can control her own future. But the way is barred by a series of challenges, both ordinary and magical. How will Anise get past a vicious she-ghoul, a sorceress who turns people to stone, and mysterious sea monsters, when she can’t even speak in front of strangers? Will she ever reach the top of Mount Quaf—and if she does, can she convince the Genie to give her the gift?
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. The Way Of One Gypsy, a barely fictionalized memoir, contains the entire Drom Ek Romani, my personal path, and other information about O Jakhalo, the evil eye (CURSES RETURN! NEVER CURSE ANYONE!), and the importance of good nutrition in helping us to fight the sometimes difficult hike on our path. The Gypsy's Book is mainly for Young Adults—or maybe Aging Hippies--and I hope that anyone reading it will come away with a bit of knowledge about the modern Gypsy and the importance of tolerance and love. Drab Lil, A Gypsy's Medicine Book, is a treatise on my philosophy of life: help others when possible. It is a non-fiction account of what commonly is known as a book of shadows. I'm married and live in Florida. My two sons and granddaughter live in Pennsylvania.
In a small row home, in 1956 South Philly, down in a dirt floor cellar, a drabarni grandmother picks up pieces of wood chips discarded on her husband's worktable. Using a carpenter's pencil she sketches a circle with spokes and hands it to her eight-year-old granddaughter. “Ashok Chakra, Wheel of Origin,” she says. “This is the first step on your path. One day there will be twenty-two of them...”
This book is one Romani's (Gypsy) grimoire, a family compendium about moving along our path in life with a minimum amount of stress. It is not meant to be a guide but it is a slice of life that I hope you will learn from and enjoy.
Drab, in Romanes, means herb and fortune telling. A drabarni is one who can heal with herbs and advise by using cards, tea leaves, dreams and the lines on the palm of the hand. Let's change the word fortune telling because no future is engraved into gold and our past will determine our actions for the future. It is more a holistic way of looking at another's life and prescribing—through the use of herbs and advice—how to cope.
When I was about eight, my grandmother drew symbols on small pieces of wood that I have reproduced. She gave me the first five and instructed me to observe life as I grew older and add my own. They could be altered but she hoped I would not commit them to paper (or wood) until I was sure. Although I've been enamored of the tarot most of my life, I discovered that in my mid fifties, the markers and pens found their way to the blank cards I bought and my Drom Ek Romani (the way or path of one Gypsy) was completed, all 22 of them.
The main philosophy of my medicine book is written in 22 chapters, each one with the title of the 22 cards, or disks of the Drom Ek Romani. I have tried to show how life often follows each little path as we spiral through it.
Also included is information about o jakhalo (the evil eye) and some basic curatives made mainly from kitchen herbs. However, this is not a “how-to” book. We Gypsies traveled, did not have a homeland, and were unable or unwilling to put down roots. So everything was kept simple. I still make dinners where I put the pot of goulash or soup on the table with bowls and spoons and tell all to help themselves, including going into my refrigerator for anything needed. This is my metaphor for not spoon-feeding you. With internet sources and overloads of information, it is almost like I am saying, “Help yourself. Here's the pot of soup, you do the rest. My sustenance is your sustenance and I'm here to start you on your own personal path...”
Hi! I'm Toni Annable, author, editor, nurse, educator, and a few other hats. Maria Kaspar and I started writing bilingual children's books for school language programs lots of years ago. We are really pleased to reissue these books in the ebook format as well as the new stories coming up. Currently, the ebooks are in English/French and English/Spanish. We hope to get some of them out in English/Arabic soon.
When I'm not writing, I spend my time editing other manuscripts and a plant tissue culture newsletter. I have a Master's Degree in Public Health and started out in nursing and health education. Later I taught in elementary schools and was teaching when I met Maria. She and her husband had come to the US to further their education. She was a French teacher writing children's short stories and poems - and we were off and running in bilingual children's books, French, English and Spanish. Over the years we have had lots of fun creating these stories and plan on many, many more.
We were most fortunate to get Lawrence Lumetta to illustrate the first 3 books. You can see these in the ebooks Sherm the Worm, The Four Seasons and The Silver Tree. He was a noted artist and had many fine works exhibited world wide. The detail he put into the illustrations makes them works of art on their own. Larry retired and is no longer available for additional illustrations. We have sorely missed him as we develop new works.
Full Color Version!
Children will love this story about Sherm, the very lazy worm. He dreams about a home in a big red apple. But a crow, a bluejay and a boy have very different ideas. Poor Sherm! His ant friends are laughing so hard they are rolling on the ground.
Enhanced by the wonderful Lumetta illustrations in full color.
Bilingual French-English. For children ages 3 – 10 and up. Grownups will love this story, too!
Les enfants vont adorer ce conte qui relate les mésaventures de Valère, un ver très paresseux. Il rêve d’une vie facile à l’intérieur d’une grande pomme rouge. Cependant, un corbeau, un geai bleu et un petit garçon ne partagent pas son avis. Pauvre Valère ! Ses amies, les fourmis, sont éclatées de rire.
Ce conte est égayé de magnifiques illustrations en couleurs par Lumetta.
Ouvrage bilingue. Anglais-Français pour enfants âgés de 3 à 10 ans et plus. Les adultes adoreront aussi ce conte !
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.
Finding a dead body changes a person.
22-year-old Audra Needham is back in her small New Mexico hometown. She just wants to fit in, work hard, and help her younger brother. Going for a walk in the woods with her former crush, Jay, seems like a harmless distraction.
Until they stumble on a body.
Jay, who has secrets of his own to protect, insists they walk away and keep quiet. But Audra can't simply forget what she's seen. The woman deserves to be found, and her story deserves to be told.
More than one person isn't happy about Audra bringing a crime to life. The dead woman was murdered, and Audra could be next on the vengeful killer's list. She’ll have to stand up for herself in order to stand up for the murder victim. It’s a risk, and so is reaching out to the mysterious young man who works with deadly birds of prey. With her 12-year-old brother determined to play detective, and romance budding in the last place she expected, Audra learns that some risks are worth taking – no matter the danger, to her body or her heart.
“Another action-packed suspense novel by Kris Bock, perhaps her best to-date. The author weaves an intriguing tale with appealing characters. Watching Audra, the main character, evolve into an emotionally-mature and independent young woman is gratifying.” Ellen Rippel
Chris Darnell was an officer in the British Army for thirty years. He served in the 2nd Gurkha Rifles and The King’s Own Scottish Borderers. He resigned from the Army in 1999 having reached the rank of Colonel and whilst serving in the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall, London. During his time in the Army he had a number of operational tours in Northern Ireland and was a battalion commander in the 1st Gulf War.
After leaving the Army he worked as a strategy director for a major defence electronics company and as global account general manager for a leading technology company. He specialised in the NATO region.
He lives with his wife and shares his time between homes in London and South Africa. He now combines his consultancy work with writing and certain charitable interests and involvements.
The Return is his first novel in the planned series of military thrillers featuring Paul Stanton, SAS.
Bernard Cornwell says of The Return:
"A novel of brutal authenticity, unflinching realism and compelling story-telling. This is an enormously impressive debut and I look forward to more of Paul Stanton’s exploits!"
Introducing a new, modern day action hero, Paul Stanton, SAS
When the IRA mount a blitzkrieg attack on one of his operational bases and kill his men, Major Paul Stanton knows his security has been compromised. But proving it and then finding those responsible is another matter.
Given the chance to do so, but with no safety net if he fails, Stanton goes undercover. He tracks his targets from Bandit Country and the IRA strongholds of West Belfast into the South. His trail takes him to the wrecked Wall Zone in Cold War Berlin, and here he delivers the return.
The Return is the first in the new series: The Paul Stanton novels.
"Intelligent, emotive and entertaining." Matt Lynn, author of the Shadow Force novels
"… a gripping read in the best tradition of the military thriller…” Patrick Mercer, author of To Do And Die, Dust and Steel and Red Runs The Helmand
“…a rattling good yarn…heartily recommend it as a good read.” Reviews from the Army Rumour Service (ARRSE) book reviews
Born in Osaka, Kelly Kitano was raised the only child in a traditional, conservative Japanese family. By day she is a sexual predator on the hunt and a secretive, erotica writer, writing about her experiences as an Air Force officer’s wife. By night, she is a devoted housewife to a retired officer, now employed with a fortune 500 company in northern California.
The special day finally arrives when Akako marries the Air Force pilot, Jim Turner, at Yokota AB, Japan. Miko is her maid of honor and a transgender named Nicky is the wedding preparer. Miko makes it day she will never forget.
I am a Professional Medical Coder with a specialty certification in Evaluation and Management services, as well as a BA degree in Psychology. Having worked in the medical field for over a decade, I frequently found medical providers that did not know how to evaluate their services and were often overwhelmed during compliance audits. Recognizing this need and having a passion for teaching, I began developing a manual that would help providers analyze their services and documentation based on the guidelines specific to any state or territories Medicare guidelines. I wanted to develop a resource that could be used over time by Residents, Fellows, Locum Tenen Physicians or new providers regardless of the area where they might practice and that helped to make Compliance and Reimbursement a more harmonious couple.
E&M: Decoded instructs readers on how documentation for Evaluation and Management services are audited according to EACH Regional Medicare Administrative Contractors' (MAC) guidelines. E&M: Decoded teaches readers how their documentation supports various levels of service using CPT (R) Manual codes. Learn how each key component is broken down to determine the overall level of service provided, and most importantly, documented. All Evaluation and Management services are discussed including inpatient and outpatient services, nursing facility and home services, critical care, prolonged care, transtitional care coordination services, behavior change interventions and preventive medicine services.
Alan H. Dawe has been a student of life and spirituality for over five decades. He has always been interested in writing, and has been itching to write a book for many years. This came to fruition in 2012 with the publication of The God Franchise: A Theory of Everything. He was rapt to have The God Franchise win the Ashton Wylie Book Award 2012.
He is currently publishing his first e-books, The God Franchise: Tweet by Tweet, and award-winning The God Franchise: A Theory of Everything, as well as writing his new book, Two by Two: Soul Mates, Spirituality and Sex, which takes The God Franchise into the area of personal relationships.
Home for Alan is Auckland, New Zealand.
The God Franchise: A Theory of Everything was published in January 2012 in paperback. It was awarded the $10,000 Ashton Wylie Book Award 2012 in August 2012. It is now published in its entirety as a Kindle e-book.
The God Franchise dares to offer refreshing answers to the big questions of life and God and the universe in a friendly, down-to-earth, thought-provoking, stimulating, entertaining yet practical way. You will clearly see why God exists, why the universe exists and most importantly, why you exist. You will get a clear understanding of the meaning of life and the Universal Laws that guide it. You will be astounded at the simplicity of the big picture, while recognising the profundity of this glimpse of the Truth. You will begin this journey of discovery in the timelessness before the universe began and will reach today, this moment in time, in a state of clarity about how to live your daily life with purpose and fulfilment.
Note: This book is a spiritual book, and not a religious book. As you might appreciate, there is a difference.
Pain is something Carol puts her hands on every day. With training and experience, it is sometimes obvious that the pain that troubles a person has roots deeper than the pain that presents.
Sometimes, it is quite simply a postural fault, especially as we all crunch ourselves in front of computers for hours on end, whether we are working or playing.
Carol has been doing hands on work with clients for over 20 years and became a licensed massage therapist in 2006 with well over 2000 hours of training and thousands more in experience and learning. Her desire to help with her clients' healing probably stems from a family history of migraines, her mother's background in nursing and her father's in spiritual care.
This is a straight forward look at the most common, "every day" injuries and pains that tend to present in the offices of doctors, physios and other manual therapists.
Carol writes in a light hearted, clear style. Medical terminology is explained simply and some of the most obvious reasons for pain are illuminated. Headaches, knee pain, and back pain are common to many people. This book helps you to pinpoint what's hurting and why.
I spent the better part of my life listening to the stories of the last three generations. It was more than just luck that I had the opportunity to hear first hand of these tales. Older people talk about their lives not so much that the young ear will understand. It gives them a chance to relive their lives and remember how they reached a particular point in their lives.
From this vantage point, I write. I memorized their stories, not in just the words spoken, but of the meaning behind the words. I don't know if the relatives who poured out their lives to a young child would be happy or angry in that I have taken their stories to heart. Maybe they would be surprised that someone actual listened and understood them.
As in this novel, TRUST, or the characters in upcoming books, ask and have answered is an intrinsic question. A question that we as humans ask ourselves near the end of our days, "Was i loved? Was I truly loved for myself?" How do you answer that question for yourself today?
This novel tells a tale of New York City about one of the last centuries noteable characters.
Mrs. Helen London: it was a title she never rightfully earned. She lived a charmed and equally tragic life. As an irrefutable New York beauty of her generation, she was desired by many but only a few held. Mrs. Helen London was a woman from a questionable background who after a sensational trial became a woman of wealth at the height of the Great Depression.
The novel chronicles her as lies, loves and death follow her. It is an amazing tale of an amazing woman. Although the time period is the early twentieth century, the themes resonate as current as today. Only technology and fashion change, people remain the same. Equally intriguing is the fact that Helen London was my great aunt.
The author lives in wilds of eastern Washington State where the Colville National Forest edges out onto the channeled scablands. He shares his home with his wife and two Golden Retrievers. Before moving out west the author lived and worked in Washington D.C and Europe.
He graduated from the University of Utah and holds a Masters in International Relations from the University of Southern California. After his service with the US Army, he worked in both private industry and state government.
Their only child was dead. They’d squandered their time with their precious daughter and now she was gone. Absorbed in their own lives, blinded by selfishness they didn’t see their daughter grow up alone.
Neglected by her family, Sarah found solace in her cherished garden. It was there, sheltered within her tidy nursery and comforted by the simple elegance of her garden, that she longed for love, nurtured her dreams and pursued her passion for knowledge.
Working alone among the roses, Sarah made a remarkable scientific breakthrough. Her discovery was worth millions for agricultural and pharmaceutical concerns. Despite the commercial potential the goal of her work was never money. Sarah's goals were much more profound and deeply personal. Her discovery could heal the rift between her parents, save their marriage and even their lives.
Sarah’s love, her dreams and her secrets did not die with her but unravelling the mystery of her daughters death would lead her parents on a journey across the ocean and deep into their own hearts. The gift Sarah left for them could save them both if the could find it in time.
Could her parents find the strength, and the courage to face the truth before it was too late? The answers could only be found in the Gardens of the Heart.
I have many years of experience in the career development area. My background includes experience with an executive search firm and director level positions in Career Services with the College of DuPage Dislocated Worker Program, Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University and most recently, Director of Career Services for the Liautaud Graduate School of Business at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Based on this experience, I know how difficult changing your career or completing a successful job search can be. We offer expert advice during all facets of the search from professionals that have been on the front lines in assisting people reach their career goals. Additionally, we have a team of expert resume writers who will work with you in creating the most effective format for your resume and cover letter.
We recognize that our clients have compressed time frames in moving through the transition and job search process and our staff is equipped to accommodate these rigorous schedules. Whether you are changing your career, looking to move up the career ladder at your current company, or are conducting a job search in your current functional area of employment, Job Transitions can meet your needs. If you would like to learn more about our services, please call me direct at 708-277-8813.
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This manual outlines a step by step process on how to successfully conduct the job search and career transition process.
* Career Direction – This manual will quickly take you through the necessary steps to identify your “DREAM JOB.” YES — people can secure a new position very close to their dream job. It can be done!
* Establishing“POINTS OF MARKETABILITY” – Learn a variety of strategies that will help you identify and prioritize your most marketable skills based on your experience and qualifications.
* Resume Development – This section focuses on ways to help you develop and format an effective resume that is both marketable and visually striking. If you are transitioning or changing your career, you will want to create a resume format that is appropriate for a career transition.
* Cover Letters – Learn how a cover letter can lead to an interview. This section offers advice on how to tailor a cover letter specifically to the position you are seeking.
* Strategies and Techniques to Secure Interviews – These strategies and techniques will help you establish a comprehensive plan that will give you the tools necessary to secure a job interview.
* Interviewing Essentials– This section of the guide encompasses the basic fundamentals that can lead to interview success. These tips can help prepare and give you the confidence needed to answer the most commonly asked interview questions.
* Salary Negotiation – Learn how to effectively handle the salary question and negotiation techniques.
This manual is easy to understand, fun to read and will provide you with the basic information to prepare and successfully conduct the search for your ideal job.
J. E. Tardy is a self-employed consultant. At age thirty-eight, he had a personal encounter with Christ. It changed his life. Jean is currently developing the blueprint to build a conscious machine. He also enjoys writing and sailing.
The Beginner’s Bible contains one sentence and five comments. It is two pages long. This book is designed to bring you to the source of faith. It is intended to be shared, especially with those who pick at the fringes of religion but avoid facing the question that lies in its heart.
‘Matt Chase’s descriptive powers really conjure up the sights and sounds of India.’ Andrew Watson.
‘Matt Chase’s way of introducing a subject is so graphic and magnetic…the reader walks beside him as he takes you from one scenario to the other’. David Bachop.
‘The Golden Thread is a very clever piece of non-fiction writing that reads like a novel. Why not join Matt in the back of a rickety rickshaw as you travel through India. A wonderful tale of twists and turns filled with delight and tension. I challenge you not to enjoy this book!’ Sharon Ball, Editor.
The Golden Thread is written by a true Dream Weaver. It draws you into his world with precision, succinctness and a touch of magic.
Once you have stepped onto the path with Matt Chase and spent a life enhancing month in India with him, diving from one synchronistic happening to the next – you will never want to leave.