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‘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.
The author is a former altar boy, a former usher, a former Eucharistic Minister, and a former Knight of Columbus. He was also a dishwasher, a waiter, a steelworker, an editor, and a prosecutor He is in residence near Bethany Beach, DE.
A young priest’s romantic quest for discernment unfolds in this tale intriguing woven by author E. M. Whyte. Intricately written, with a creative web of fiction and truths, the novel is a profound read that’s sure to stir readers’ minds, hearts, and beliefs. Gail O’Grady
It took only a few weeks for Jason Adams, a newly minted priest, to fall into sin.
His occasion of sin - a gang-raped teenage-victim and her parents in galvanic distress and looking to him for solace. His church’s list of unstinting no-no’s regarding the child-rape victim are pitiless. His conscience guides him - Jason bends the rules. The sinning begins.
His conscience again pre-empts his church’s unfeeling dogmas when he shares the anguish of souls living in pious wretchedness and souls living in unexamined certitude.
Disobedience to church authority is anathema. Jason skirts this issue by regarding his straying as minor and venial. He is convinced that his infringements are signposts guiding him on the way to a compassionate and joyful priesthood.
A mission for the archbishop takes Jason to Las Vegas. Yielding to the temptation of “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas’ Jason decides to explore Sin City. He begins to esteem and appreciate the wholesome delights of the female body..
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Jason’ s sister, Abigail, a law student at Harvard (class of 1982), is a Women’s Libber. “The Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right to vote is a gross insult to the women of America,” she declares.
She disses the U.S. Supreme Court. During the Supreme Court’s 192-year history, the Justices, all male, have denied women true parity with men by ignoring the plain meaning of the Constitution. This bigoted interpretative stance infuriates Abigail. She proposes that the Court’s mascot be Humpty Dumpty and for the Court’s slogan, “Keep Women Barefoot And Pregnant.”
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When Jason meets Lilith, his quest comes to its end.
Auubrey Glen Mobley was born in the northeast corner of the state of Arkansas. When he was 5 years old he moved to the state of Arizona.
There he met an indian boy named Petie Martinez. Although Glen was only in the first grade, he was fascinated by his Indian friend. On day, Glen went, with his mother and father, to the Indian reservation to meet the real American Indian. They even went to the mountains, where they explored the village of the cliff dwellers; an awesome sight.
He returned to Arkansas five years later where he attended Lafe High School. After graduation, he went to Flint, Michigan, where he got a job at the Fisher Body Plant, later named the Chevrolet Truck and Bus plant. He retired in 1995, and returned to northeast Arkansas, where he purchased the Spirit Lake property.
The original lake, built by beavers, was destroyed in the 1800's when loggers cleared the land of all the trees.
In 1980, the Spirit Lake Development Corporation rebuilt the lake, renaming it Spirit Lake. Reaganomics halted any further development of the property.
In 1995, Glen learned he had Indian blood. His great grandmother was full blooded Quapaw Indian. With that knowledge and a story to tell, he began to research his heritage. With the help of Bill Jones, the story has now been told.
This story is about the Quapaw Indians who lived here.
“Quapaw,” Indian word meaning, “Down stream people.”
In 1541, Hernando De Soto slaughtered all the people of a tiny village of Quapaw Indians except for a 15 year old boy named Kyota. Kyota fought back killing many Spanish soldiers, and finally put the fatal shot into De Soto. The village was rebuilt, and Kyota vowed to never allow his village be destroyed again. But he died in 1593, leaving his son Cotekya in charge of their safety.
The village is near Spirit Lake, as the Indians called it, and is nestled in the foothills of the Osark Mountain range in Northeast Arkansas, near the present day town of Pocahontas. The year is 1610 and the Spaniards have returned. They were in search of the fabled city of gold that De Soto had sought long and unsuccessfully for. But this time it would be different.
The Chief, Cotekya, had a grandson also named Cotekya. This is his story.
Hi, my name is Jesse A. Mayfield and I'm an actor, singer, writer and teacher. I've appeared on Broadway, on the Lincoln Center stage and at the Kennedy Center and in many concert venues around the world. As the former Artistic Director of the famed "Paul Robeson Theater" in New York, I produced and starred in many notable productions, among them, "A Raisin in the Sun," "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men" and "Of Mice and Men." I've spent much of the last decade touring in various stage productions. Always a New Yorker at heart, I presently reside in Los Angeles where I teach acting. I recently launched Greedy Reedy Productions to develop projects for television and film and my company, Lamarr Talent & Literary Management represents and guides the careers of young, aspiring entertainment professionals.
My touching memoir titled "Away From My Mother's Watchful Eye...a coming of age story," chronicles my early years growing up in Brooklyn, New York during the Civil Rights era. It tells of me being one of the first African-Americans bused to a White school when New York City started busing for school integration. My years in predominately White, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn were both character building and life changing and laid the foundation for my becoming the man I am today. This story is told through the eyes of a precocious and intelligent little boy and it's told with humor and love.
It is my sincerest hope that while reading this book you will get a strong sense of the love I had for my family, my community and the new world of friendships that embraced me. Being "away from my mother's watchful eye" offered me a new-found freedom but it also demanded that I grow up quickly, keep my wits about me and utilize everything I'd ever learned. This is a "nostalgic" and "feel good" story that will take you on a journey through a crazy time in our nation's history and make you laugh, cry, think and then laugh some more.
"Away From My Mother's Watchful Eye...a coming of age story" is a memoir that tells about the author, Jesse A. Mayfield, growing up in Brooklyn, New York during the turbulent, dangerous and racially charged 1960s. When the New York City Board of Education implemented busing to further integrate New York public schools, Jesse was one of the first African-Americans bused from the inner-city to a White school in lily-White Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn in the Fall of 1965. Since all young Blacks were expected to be militant and "down with the revolution," Jesse was viewed as being a "traitor," "Uncle Tom" and "house nigger" for going to school with "Whitey." Surprisingly, he found peace, friendship and acceptance in the most unlikely of places; the White community he'd been warned to view with fear and distrust.
This entertaining, uplifting and inspiring story will take you on a magical and nostalgic journey to an exciting time gone by and you'll relive history as you revisit President Kennedy's election and assassination, the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, President Lyndon B. Johnson, the Vietnam War and the healing effects of the Beatles' music on a post-assassination America.
Away From My Mother's Watchful Eye is a not the usual unfortunate and sad story about busing that we've all heard but instead, it's an inspiring story of one boys journey as he navigates between two distinct worlds forging friendships, excelling and forming a unique perception of the world. As one reviewer so aptly put it, "Away From My Mother's Watchful Eye is the epitome of all coming of age stories."
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.
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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 !
For women, about women! That is what I try to accomplish.
I am a new young author that goes to school at UT Knoxville where my stepdad and I have a permanent residence in the woods of south central Tennessee. This is where I enjoy the rural woodland setting of the home I share with my dad.
I began delving into reading erotic stories several years ago and quickly became frustrated with the plethora of rude and violent stories with practically no plot and line after line of nothing but 4 letter words. After much encouragement from friends and family I decided to write short stories with what I feel would be more true to life experiences.
If you are tired of non-descript sex and want to read of a loving encounter with writing so good you can visualize the participants and what they are not only doing but what they are feeling then I hope you will find my writings enable you to do so.
Shannon's Exploration, Daddy's Torment is a compilation of emails between a daughter and her stepfather after she leaves home for school. It delves into the relationship between her and him well before her leaving. Both of them tell their story of seduction, pleasure and forbidden acts.
The format is that of the emails sent back and forth and gives the reader a unique view from both sides of this illicit affair.
You will read details about not only the sexual acts themselves and how they evolved but also the feelings of these two lovers as their affair grew and got more forbidden.
While most erotic writings that are short are meant to be read long enough to excite someone you will find this novelette will keep you entertained for much longer. However, you will want to read this several times as each time you read it the Love between the two becomes deeper.
This is a republished (in ebook form) collection of some of Mr. Jacoby's finest poem.
After graduating high school in beautiful and naïve Carson City, Nevada the author spent 4 years in the US Navy learning Chinese Mandarin and bureaucracy. He spent his GI Bill earning a Manufacturing Engineering Degree from Oregon State University – home of the Beavers. Upon graduation he was lucky enough to get sucked into the vortex of a major truck manufacturer where he spent the next 25 years doing everything from licking boots to booting up IT systems. His 3 year honeymoon in China, from bumfuck to Beijing, along with many, many meetings and assignations across the country and all over Europe made it clear that people are strange and wonderful no matter where you find them. Tim has been capturing his impressions for a long time. This book is the first exposure for people outside his immediate loop. He lives in Seattle with his lovely wife Dulcie and the semi-domesticated hummingbirds that come to the back deck for nectar. The cats and dogs doing their business in his yard are, presumably, some sort of cherry on top.
This is a book for pet lovers and pet haters and other people that live in America today. Everyone wins – especially the helpless animals that are forever being processed through the Pet Retailing and Industrial Complex (Big Pet). This book will help change minds about what needs to be done to reduce animal suffering and how people can start on that today. But instead of the guilt-trippy misery associated with a lot of facts and sad pictures, this book makes the case with hilarious tales, outrageous suppositions and totally made up charts and graphs. Perhaps the most useful information within is the many helpful tips on how to get laid! Improve your batting average in just 10 minutes! Start reading immediately!
Some people love pets. Some people tolerate pets. Some people actually, really hate pets. Some actual people and some corporate persons sell pets. Individually each person goes about their business related to pets and thinks they are doing normal things in their lives. The truth is that the entire pet ecosystem is out of whack. Seriously out of whack. Anyone willingly participating in a system responsible for the death of a cat or dog in America every 8 seconds is fantastically deluded or sadistically deranged. Nevertheless, here we are with “the people” up to their lips in vet bills and cat taco outfits and sh*t management solutions. Everywhere you go there are pets. Everybody is either convinced or getting convinced that pets are a good fit with whatever they are doing at the moment. Be it working, playing, eating, teaching, learning, shopping,… it doesn’t matter they think a pet should be there. I propose a climb-down from pet ubiquity. A fresh look at and a changing of the national mind about pets. Can’t we get along with a hell of a lot less pet choice? Can’t we agree to try to get the death rate up to 10 seconds? Go hog wild and shoot for 20?
"Faithful Journey" attempts to reflect the lives and times of Paul, Peter and other well-known apostles in the spread of the gospel. Researching and writing the novel was a personal journey of faith, in helping me better understand the early church and to draw nearer to God and his grace, mercy and love. My hope is that the book will encourage you to study the Bible and it will enrich your own faith in Christ.
"Faithful Journey" is a unique historical novel based on the Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament of the Bible. The novel hews closely to Luke's account and adds touches of fiction to help you meet the flesh-and-blood people who carried the good news of Christ from Jerusalem to Rome in the first century. "Faithful Journey" is a modern portrait of the lives and times of people who played roles in this remarkable New Testament odyssey.
Patricia (Uziel) Terry was born in Kansas City, Kansas, Oct. 1941. Grew up on Strawberry Hill, went to Saint John the Baptist School and was in the adjacent orphanage just like my Uncle Willie Radkay. I was raised by my grandmother, Uncle Willie's mother. I never meant to be an author but listening to my Uncle's stories I knew they had to be in print for posterity. I can only imagine what he didn't tell me about the life he led.
Willie Radkay grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, spanning the two World Wars, Prohibition, the Great Depression and the Gangster era. A lawless soul, Willie survived numerous bank robberies, jail breaks, escapes and gun battles. Looking at old microfilm of newspaper articles in relation to a jewelry heist my Uncle told me about it, I read that he had been shot 12-times. I took the printed article to my Uncle to ask him about being shot. He said he didn't remember. I said: "How can you get shot 12-times and not remember", he replied, "Tough skin, soft bullets and they didn't hit anything important". In the book a picture of Willie's torso shows the six slugs still in his body but imagine my surprise after viewing the entire X-ray after the book was published he also had a slug in each arm, which meant he carried 8-bullets in his body for over sixty-years. In later years when he drove to our home with a fractured hip from a fall my husband and I carried him from the driver's seat to the passenger seat. My husband commented: "You sure are heavy for a little guy". Uncle Willie said: "Yeah that's from all the lead in my ass".
The Kansas City Star said that Willie was one of the most notorious armed robbers in Kansas City's history.http://www.willieradkayalcatraz.com
Will is married and the father of 5 children. He was born and raised in Oklahoma and continues to call the Sooner state home! Will enjoys spending time with his family on their small farm, and even playing the occasional video game!
The year is 2025, the nation is in turmoil and the quest to save the human race from extinction is at hand. A government experiment gone bad results in a mutated virus that attacks most of the animal kingdom and turns them from mild, non aggressive beings into raging, vicious, monsters! A small group of survivors, led by a courageous young Nathan Lee, combat these wild beasts, while trying to bring the only person who can stop this insanity, to safety.
After growing up in the unique town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Susan Moore Jordan attended the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati as a vocal performance major. While in Cincinnati, she was on the administrative staff of the Edgecliff Academy of Fine Arts and the Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival. In 1971 she moved with her late husband and three children to the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Jordan established a private voice studio a few years later. She began directing musical theater productions for community and high school in 1984, and has directed over eighty shows. She published her first novel, How I Grew Up, in October, 2013. Eli’s Heart is her second novel.
In the nineteen fifties, ELI LEVIN, a brilliant teenage pianist born with a serious heart defect and not expected to live past the age of thirty, meets KRISSY PORTER on a visit to a small town in the Southeast. They play piano duets, talk about baseball, eat banana splits. A budding romance is ended by interference from Eli’s family, but they find their way back to each other three years later.
They marry on Krissy’s twentieth birthday while they are both college students. The music they share is a vital part of their life together. Once he begins his career, Eli’s rise in the music world is meteoric.
Although they are devoted—and intensely passionate—from the beginning, the couple must struggle with never knowing when the various repairs to Eli’s heart might give out.
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.
Akako’s addiction—black men—is a collection of juicy interracial stories: First Taste, Back to Yokota, Akako’s Wedding, and Akako in India. Akako is a naughty girl loyal to all sex involving flesh and juice. To look at Akako, a traditional Japanese woman raised in Japan, most people would never imagine the sexual taboos she crossed—always leaving wet-mouthed, with her brain desiring more—leading to her addiction!
While the author loves all of America, he prefers the American Southwest. A local saying is that Fort Worth is where the West begins: Dallas is where the East peters out. J. Adams lives and works right on the edge. America is the longest-running party of all time, but America's Indians know the party can end.
J. Adams has long been a reader, during which time he criticized the works of others. Years ago, he decided to write something of his own and give others the chance to criticize him.
Funding Angel, by J. Adams, is available at Amazon. com. The second book in the series, Elmyr's Angel, should be on Amazon by the end of August. LiberWriter is on it now.
The author is working hard to make the third book, Angel, Home Again, available by Christmas.
"My real name is Mary Margaret, but for some time now I've been 'Angel,' which I like a lot better than 'Mary Margaret'." When May Jennings sent her daughter away for a week at a desert resort to search her soul and find herself, she never expected Mary Margaret to return with two million dollars to hide in the attic. This crime novel features numerous erotic passages, both hetero and girl-girl.
Daniel Hernandez, Sr. LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker practicing in San Antonio, Texas. He has a Master of Social Work degree from the Worden School of Social Service at Our Lady of the Lake University, 1998 and a Bachelor’s degree in social studies from St. Mary’s University, 1988. He has over 20 years of human service experience serving people in various key capacities, such as civilian psychiatric hospitals, medical hospitals, non-profit urban and rural community clinics, and independent clinical social work practice.
Daniel has accumulated extensive experience serving people with uniquely challenging needs by making people first priority and he is highly dedicated to making a positive impact in people's lives. He currently works as a medical social worker for a South Texas hospital and works part-time at his independent clinical practice as a therapist. He has been married to his wife Terri Hernandez for 17 years.
Are you a part of the personal awareness development revolution currently happening worldwide? This highly unique course and exercise book, Creating a Cohesive Family, is a must-read for everyone now getting their personal and family affairs in order to prepare for the opportunities of the new age beginning in 2013.
What you’ll find within Creating a Cohesive Family is a very easy to use step-by-step guide that teaches and evokes ideas on how to:
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 and Silent Six, a military thriller Trilogy, set on the Korean peninsula, The Bully & Other Stories, and the two best seller novelettes, The Great Hijacking and Putin’s Shoot-down! Both novelettes based on the Malaysian MH370/MH17 Flights. He is currently writing Korea Unified, the third book in the military Trilogy, and Inspirational/Thriller short stories. "I have twenty short stories and three novels in my head!"
The Korean CIA Director is killed by a North Korean assassin. Counterfeiting, drugs, and weapons of terror finance the North Korean government. Three Air Force Pararescuemen and a CIA Officer join with the South Korean 707th Brigade, a team of female assassins, to form a team, known only by President Reagan and CIA Director Casey, as "the Silent Six." Their task: the destruction of the North Korean gangster regime. “The Silent Six” is the ultimate Special Operations Team.
As a Feminist, I joined the Women's Movement in 1968. Feminism is about how great it is to be a woman -- the Women's Movement addresses the many difficulties women cope with, including the nasty or non-use of the term Feminist until about three years ago. My writing extends from personal study in Mythology, Archaeology and Anthropology with a final commitment to Anthroapology, I am a cartoonist as well as a researcher and writer. The cover of Learning By Heart is my original drawing and I would like to see it replicated because mothers and daughters need one another. This is my sixth e-book with the excellent assistance of LiberWriter.
LEARNING BY HEART, COURAGEOUS GROWTH, GYNOCENTRIC EDUCATION is Factuality Fiction about the actual or psychological and cultural loss of daughters and it is about a returning. The severance of the matrilineal bloodline of daughters and sons through the barbarian imposition of sons-in-law has been told more times than mother-in-law jokes. I try to write Women's Fiction believing that emotion is women's preferred action -- and a relevant basis for action. The emotional level is dramatized from an internal viewpoint; in other words, from the way women act OUT their feelings.
LEARNING BY HEART is also Historical Factuality Fiction that offers applicable heritage for modern families. The story conforms to the known facts and assumed spirit of the historic period (600 BCE), which was a climactic shift from gynocentric culture to patriarchal conquest society -- to the politics and economics of city states, finally from trading empires to warring empires; and from visionary education to authoritative, even monolithic, disciplines; from ecstatic nature worship to the extremes of sexual prudery and eroticism. The story centers on a single woman whose life and personality reflect these contrasts; however the many characters span generations and ethnicisities.
After the fall of Sikah-hara, Naqia, a lady of the royal harem flees to the school where she was briefly educated before her marriage -- to the famous school of the sibyls (Western Erythraea) said to have existed in the Ocean Stream, possibly on one of the Canary Islands. Naqia has lost everything in the turmoil following the collapse of the most powerful Hittite empire. Of her family, only a daughter may survive as a captive but, so pitiable is that fate, no mother could wish it.
Realizing her ownly wealth is her learning, Naqia plans to teach eme-Sal, the women's literary language (known to have evolved over the course of thousands of years in the harems of the east -- the gynocratic Womens Courts). Naqia vows that her mind will be a tool not a torment, but from the day of her arrival at the school, memories assail her. While Naqia tries to forget the past, the sibyls recognize her as a woman of the future; she is a lost daughter of Demeter carried off to Hades, and the sibyls believe she can return. Others conclude that Naqia doesn't belong at the school. She offends her oldest friend and clashes with the red bodu, a dominant student.
Yet in coming to the sibylline school on the volcanic island of Erythraea, Naqia and her seven-year-old servant girl, Tayet, have travelled to the home of the Nine Muses whose mother is Memory. Amused and bemused among an international assembly of teachers and students, woman and girl learn by heart through the diverse talents of the muses to design the mind as a temple with the heart as an altar where a choice of memories are dedicated with which to grow up courageously and to grow old courageously.
Toni Annable and Maria Kaspar started writing bilingual children's books for school language programs lots of years ago. They 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.
When Toni is not writing, she spends her time editing other manuscripts and a plant tissue culture newsletter. She has a Master's Degree in Public Health and started out in nursing and health education. Later she taught in elementary schools and was teaching when she met Maria Kaspar. Maria 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 they were off and running in bilingual children's books, French, English and Spanish. Over the years they have had lots of fun creating these stories and plan on many, many more.
They were most fortunate to get Lawrence Lumetta to illustrate the first 3 books. You can see these in the ebooks. 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. He will be sorely missed him as they develop new works.
Why do the leaves change their clothes in the fall? Why do the birds hide in the winter? Young Celine, her sister and brothers have many questions about the seasons. And their mother has all the answers.
The beautifully detailed Lawrence Lumetta drawings highlight the different seasons. Color enhanced by Bashar Attar. Bilingual French-English. For ages 7 - 10 and up.
Pourquoi les feuilles changent-elles de robe en automne ? Pourquoi les oiseaux se cachent-ils en hiver ? La jeune Céline, sa sœur et ses frères se posent des questions sur les saisons. Quant à leur maman, celle-ci a réponse à tout.
Les illustrations détaillées de Lumetta mettent en valeur les différentes saisons. Mise en couleurs par Bashar Attar.
Ouvrage bilingue. Anglais-Français pour enfants âgés de 7 à 10 ans et plus.
The author was born a “middle class,” over-privileged WASP in 1943. and “came out” into gay life in 1965. After an internship at a major hospital in Cleveland, she graduated from Kent State University in May of 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, and also a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a general minor. She became a Jew-by-Choice in 1973. She is a proud retired member of 1199SEIU, the National Healthcare Workers Union, and participated in the great 1984 Hospital Strike in NYC. She is also a Wobblie.
Barbara G Louise is an Empath, her own feelings always strongly affected by the presence of other beings (usually human, although she can feel other mammals too, like horses, cats dogs, and dolphins). While writing The Rabble and the Rich, she finally had to realize she had to do the creative part physically alone, in order to discover, without the emotional input of anyone else’s worldview, exactly what she personally had to say about capitalism, the necessity for revolution, Marxism, government, and anarkhism. She knows her communist friends will disagree with her, and most other anarkhists also. Which is why she had to find her own ideas and opinions.
Barbara conceives of her potential audience as “middle class” or formerly “middle class” mostly-white people who are disgusted by our current economic system and disenchanted with the failed idea of the “American dream,” whereby we were all supposed to work hard and grow into a comfortable life free of hunger, economic worry, and random violence (regardless of skin colour), where we could raise our children in safety. She cannot pretend to be anything other than what she is: a white, anti-Racist, formerly “middle class” person who can speak most genuinely to other “middle Class” people.
Since she was born in 1943, she is not young. For most of her life, the twenty-first century was the far future. ((She can even remember when 1976 was the ‘far’ future.)) She did not grow up with the InterNet.
So she was at first reluctant to publish electronically. To her, and to most people her age, a book is bound hardcopy she can decoratively store on a bookshelf, hold in her hands, and manually turn the pages with more than a casual flick of her fingers.
But as a long time reader of science fiction, Barbara must admit, and rejoice, that the future is here now. To the people of the twenty-first century, the InterNet is Reality. She even has a connection in her house. Although she has plenty of hardcopies on her bookshelves, her most useful dictionary is online, so she can most quickly consult it while she is writing with her computer on her lap.
Having finished the Work which serves as the culmination of her lifetime of reading, thinking about politics and philosophy — and engaging in whatever progressive activism she was not too cowardly to commit — she began the soul-numbing process of trying to break into print without any interest in, or talent for, writing short stories to introduce herself to readers in her genre. Considering the difficulty an unknown new writer has in finding a publisher these days, especially for a book with a bluntly anti-capitalist theme, Barbara despaired of getting her novel published anytime before she died.
Then one night after Erev Rosh Hashannah services at her synagogue, someone suggested that the visiting Cantor — Bonnie J. Gordon, whose delightful retelling of the Exodus story — Escape from Goshen — for children, can be found on Amazon for Kindle (and in paperback) — could tell her how to publish online, so Barbara asked her how, and she did.
There is a song from the sixties or seventies, from the time when Barbara was “officially” involved with Gay Liberation:
It isn’t nice to block the doorway,
It isn’t nice to go to jail.
There are nicer ways to do it
But the nice ways always fail.
Of course, escape from the life-smothering excesses of capitalism is only necessary in the alternate universe of The Rabble and the Rich. In our universe, our relatively tiny corner of the Multiverse, capitalism is the greatest economic system the human species has ever produced. You better believe it. Anyone can get rich!
Only losers, like Barbara G Louise, who has no interest in, and no talent for, the thieving manipulations of high finance, cannot get rich and join the storied ‘1%’ who own our supposedly democratic government and manipulate it to further their own selfish financial interests, no matter how the losers suffer while their totally-unimportant qualities of life plummet as the rich get richer.
So, since Barbara is too old to survive arrest and torture by armed and armored agents of the federal or state governments, the reader will please remember that no revolution (especially by the Left) is necessary in our universe, absolutely none. Barbara is definitely not advocating a Leftist revolution.
Capitalism is the end of history. Revolution is unneeded, and impossible. You better believe it.
Cleaveland and the universe of The Rabble and the Rich can be found somewhere in the infinite reaches of the Multiverse, along with: Utopia; Erewhon; Oz; Lilliput; Precipice, CA; Shora; Earthsea; Hain; Gethen; Anarres; (The Word for World is) Forest; Aka; Middle Earth; the Shire; Barsoom; Malacandra; Salvay; Anthea; Wonderland; Underland; the Island of Dr. Moreau; Kendra-on-the-Delta; Arun; Barrayar; Quaddiespace; Lucifer (the planet); Zomia; Kkhadee; Chaos; Dyson Prime; Nueva Cuba; Darkover; the Stand on Zanzibar; (the disk of) Gaia (in orbit of Saturn); Beninia; Mouth-of-Mattapoisett, MA; A Paradise Built in Hell; Luna Free State; the Golden Globe; Babylon 5; and the Star Trek Galaxy.
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DOCUMENTS of the PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF NORTH AMERICA is a collection of non-narrative writing which supplements the three books of the controversial RABBLE AND THE RICH Trilogy, the tale of an alternative universe — a universe nothing like our own, of course — where the terrible division between the rich capitalists and the Working Class has reached its climax.
Truth in Advertising compels the author to reveal that each section of DOCUMRNTS has been published before, in the Xtra areas at the back of the books of the Trilogy, THE RABBLE AND THE RICH, although there have been extensive additions to A COLLECTION OF REBELS since the Trilogy was first published.
The DOCUMENTS excerpted from the controversial speculative-fiction trilogy-novel, The RABBLE AND THE RICH, are, first of all, THE CONSTITUTION OF THE PEOPLE’S SOLIDARITY OF NORTH AMERICA, wherein the customs and ideology of a future free, anarkhist society are enumerated and established.
Also included is an extensive BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SPECULATIVE FICTION AND LEFT-LEANING BOOKS which inspired and educated the author of The RABBLE AND THE RICH, as well as A COLLECTION OF REBELS, including Val Plumwood, Emma Goldman, Assata Shakur, Frederick Douglass, Big Bill Haywood, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Angela Davis, James Tiptree Jr, Ursula K. LeGuin, Urvashi Vaid, Emiliano Zapata, and Cindy Sheehan, as well as further activists, anarchists, socialists, communists, and others in our universe who have contributed to the evolutionary and cultural trend towards a civilization free from capitalism and its ills.
Helen Wilson was born in 1959 to Irish and Scottish parents. Since taking degrees at the universities of Hull and Manchester, she has been a lecturer in Further Education, but only began to write seriously after attending a course at the Hen House in Lincolnshire, and completing an M.A. at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Writing School. Her work has recently been broadcast on local radio and has appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies including Reactions 2, Muse 3, and Lancashire Life. She lives in the Ribble Valley with her husband and son.
Intense, tender, and fiercely-felt, the poems in Thoth confront the tensions between past and present. This is territory that Helen Wilson has made her own: a domestic world threaded through with history and myth.
Presided over by the ibis-headed Egyptian god of scribes, who records whether the dead are “ true of voice ”, these are poems which explore the magical properties of words, and the power of stories. Here a mother talks to her son, nuns, queens, crones and concubines speak to us across time; and women invariably have the last word.
Helen Wilson is a writer with compelling tales to tell.
Simon Armitage on “ Mother Love ”:
This is terrific stuff. The poem has a brilliant sense of certainty with the undepleted sureness of the female perspective, the alternative reading of what is otherwise a blood and guts boys’-own story. Excellent.
David Joseph (U.S. Air Force Reserve, retired) served with great distinction in the Air Force. In his thirty-three years of service, he was on flying status the entire time. As a Senior Master Sergeant, his final assignment was as Non Commissioned Officer In-Charge, Boom Operator, 70th Air Refueling Squadron. He is currently a writer and employed with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Lessons Learned From Pararescue shares Pararescueman David Joseph’s “Forever Five” fundamental lessons for success: Never Quit, Positive Attitude, Hard Work, Belief, and Discipline. Laced with personal stories from David Joseph’s eclectic career, this book shares the lessons he has been teaching to friends, family, co-workers for the past thirty years. While money may be nice, enjoying what you do is better, because true wealth is about experience. Told with a dose of humility, this book provides simple insight, practical advice, and words of encouragement from a former Air Force Pararescueman.
When the author, Robert Deason was a young child, two older boys tied him up by his feet and left him hanging alone, hidden inside a building. That memorable incident makes its way in an altered form into Super Shy. The author's situation isn't unique. Most kids experience either teasing, bullying, or being left out, especially during the junior high years. The author made it through junior high a long time ago, but watching his own children's struggles as pre-teens/young teenagers, it seems not much has changed. It's a time of great turmoil. Imagine going through it while carrying the secret of a super power, a power that could be your salvation or your downfall.
You won't feel sorry for Edelweiss and her friends. You'll be rooting for them to find their way, because you'll see yourself and those you love in their struggles. Super Shy is an adventure, it's a coming-of-age story, and a fantasy grounded in the hard realities of being a kid.
Edelweiss Featherwhite lhides behind her shyness to cope with the bullies who tease and hurt her in junior high school. During Science Club, an accident changes Edelweiss from a wallflower into a girl who can walk through walls What do you do with a weird power like that? Well, when two other eighth grade outsiders get secret super powers, too, Edelweiss teams up with them to get back at the kids making them miserable.
Revenge doesn't taste so sweet, though, once Edelweiss falls for the most popular boy in school, nor when she and her classmates are forced into an unexpected fight for their lives. Unless Edelweiss and her partners overcome their own weaknesses and embrace what truly makes a hero, no kids will survive to see graduation day.
Anyone who has attended school, been bullied, or possesses a secret power will relate to this fanciful tale of overcoming jealousy, betrayal, doubt and the desperate need to fit in.
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.
Susan Barnett Braun grew up in the small town of Seymour, Indiana. She earned a BA in retail management from Indiana University and an MA in elementary Education from the University of Alabama. She taught elementary school for eight years in northwest Indiana. She wrote grant proposals which won a Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Study Scholarship.
After becoming a mom to three daughters, Susan found her calling in the home for several years. But as her children grew up, writing pulled Susan towards the keyboard again. She has had work published in Parents, Children's Ministry, The Secret Place, Evangel, and Standard. She also writes online as a Featured Arts & Entertainment writer for Yahoo/OMG.
Like most people, I wanted to document my childhood memories for my kids. Why? When I was a teacher, before I had kids, I used to tell the kids stories from my youth. They loved them and begged for more. Same thing when I had my own kids. I wanted to document these tales, but the problem always came in finding the time and the motivation to actually get around to writing them down.
Since many of my most vivid memories revolved around church, I decided that that was the perfect theme. And I Love to Tell the Story was born. Each chapter is titled with a hymn that reflects its theme. As I delved into the writing, I had a lot of fun reliving the decidedly memorable life I had led as a youth . I realized, too, that many aspects of my conservative midwestern upbringing don’t exist anymore in the 21st century. I became nostalgic thinking about the many cultural markers of the 1970s — Lawrence Welk, the Flintstones, heck — even macrame and latch-hook!
Another incentive I had in writing this book was to put out a positive Christian memoir. So many that I read started out fine, but then dissolved into abuse, disillusionment, or even worse. I began to wonder if anyone had grown up in the church and actually enjoyed the experience … surely I wasn’t alone, was I?
Is it possible to emerge unscathed from an evangelical upbringing? Yes, as surely as David slew Goliath!
I Love to Tell the Story is Susan Barnett Braun’s account of growing up Baptist in a small midwestern town, touching on many cultural icons common to those who came of age in the 1970s. Braun recounts childhood obstacles, which loom as large as the walls of Jericho in her eyes. She encounters a trio of Sunday school mean girls who make King Herod look tame. She worries about being “ugly as sin” due to her chubbiness, glasses, and braces. She’s so consumed with the idea of Jesus’ imminent return that she wonders whether it’s even worthwhile to brush her teeth at night.
Humorous, poignant, and ultimately triumphant, I Love to Tell the Story will stay with readers long after the last Vacation Bible School craft stick cross has fallen apart.