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—Through my eyes as a child, I knew that all children have the right to find that "magical place within themselves" - where they're able to develop their own unique gifts and talents. Children also need to be able to express their own voice within the family - and be heard.
—As an author of young people’s books - The stories I write emphasize the need for understanding and dignity for children of all ages and cultures. My books focus on strong family communication, as well as fulfilling expression. I write classic, timeless stories of hope, understanding, and dignity that warm the heart and soul.
I have written four Middle Grade novellas:
THE MAID’S DAUGHTER – A story of hope and inspiration about an African-American girl, Sally, and her loving mother. Despite many odds, Sally is able to maintain her strength of character and attain her hopes and dreams.
— currently on sale as a Kindle 3-book at Amazon link:
THE NOBLE PEASANT – A heartwarming tale of adventure and intrigue, set in medieval Europe, telling the story of a young princess, Rosalinda, who is rescued from certain death by a humble, honorable peasant.
BELLA – A lighthearted mystery of a caring Latino Middle School girl, Bella, who learns to balance her need for dignity and voice with her family relationships and responsibilities.
— Coming Soon
HER DIVIDED HEART – An enlightening story of growth and healing after Kate comes to terms and accepts her parent’s abrupt separation and divorce. The family finally learns to listen, and open their hearts to one another.
— Coming Soon
Lois J Bailey, Author
"Children’s lives are beautiful and happy when expressed through their talents"
Pater’s family tragedies as well as his futile struggle to thrive leave the old peasant embittered and without hope, until he discovers the fragile young girl, clinging to life in the cold water of the Zwin Canal. The trauma of the ordeal leaves her unable to remember who she is.
The story unfolds, as a series of small clues finally reveal the true identity of his beloved little Rosalinda. Intrigue ensues as Pater and his two humble companions devise a plan to return the Princess safely to the Castle in Bruges.
The Noble Peasant is historical fiction based around the early life of Judith of Flanders. Bruges, during the era of the Holy Roman Emperors, sets the scene for this story of tyranny and intrigue.
Twelve For 12 is a collection of twelve short stories, the stories are dark, the endings are not always happy and the journey on the way might be uncomfortable.
S.J. Munson has been a pastor, writer and teacher for the past two decades. He received a B.A. in English from Princeton, along with a prize for fiction. The author of numerous Christian dramas, his call to fulltime ministry came while he was working as a screenwriter in Hollywood. He went on to receive an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, with a concentration in New Testament Greek.
“I love history and this story gave me an opportunity to weave history, faith and mystery into one story,” Munson said. “Anyone who is interested in fiction, art or ancient history will love this book.”
"There’s a lot of fiction or non-fiction out there that deals in some way with the temple treasure, the rebuilding of the temple, end-time prophecy and the State of Israel. I wanted to write a detective novel that challenges the reader both intellectually and emotionally to reexamine some dearly held assumptions in the light of history.
"The Romans looted the Jerusalem temple in AD 70, and I always wondered what became of those treasures. The Romans were such careful historians, whatever happened, there had to be a paper trail. As it turns out, the story is quite an epic. For five hundred years, the treasures survived fire, barbarian invasions and war, traveling from Jerusalem, to Rome, Carthage, Constantinople, and back to Jerusalem. Then, oddly, in the mid-sixth century, the trail goes cold. What happened after that is, of course, a source of much speculation, and that’s where fiction and imagination take over. The protagonist in my book gets caught up in the search but ends up finding something infinitely more valuable."
For more information and resources, go to www.treasureofisrael.com
What ever happened to the treasures of the Jerusalem temple looted by the Romans in AD 70? Their fate is shrouded in mystery ...
Former art historian Michael Grammaticus, Jr. has inherited an ancient and dangerous secret-and it seems he is the last to know! When his parents are killed under suspicious circumstances, he travels to Rome to investigate, and the clues lead him to a fascinating world of ancient art, medieval manuscripts, and a dangerous mix of religion and international politics. Descended from an endless line of Greek scholars, he can't resist being drawn into their cryptic world, and soon the same relentless forces that destroyed his father begin to hound Michael as well. He discovers not only that his father had been an outspoken advocate for Palestinian Christians, but also that one of his ancestors was the bearer of a secret that continues to haunt his family-- a riddle regarding the whereabouts of the coveted treasure of King Herod's temple. This journey of discovery also becomes one of faith, as the cynical and disillusioned Michael undergoes a harrowing tribulation that leads him not only to the reasons for his father's death, but also to something far greater than the temple treasure itself. A delightful romp for lovers of fiction, art and ancient history-- and for anyone who ever wondered what really happened to that treasure!
"For a huge puzzle, I found not a puzzle-piece out of place. As the treasure-search genre of books expands, this quality is important. It also is an obvious treasure piece never before dealt with. This one hangs together. Needless to say, I recommend it without reservation." --Rev. Hank Keating, President, Keating Christian Ministries, Inc.
"Not since the early works of Morris West has a novel more accurately described the interplay of tensions between the religious world and Western society." --Christian Newswire
"What the avid reader of historical novels always needs is a well-researched, well-written novel that gives us a sense of having walked with the author into an enchanted land of his making. This, happily, is what S. J. Munson's novel does. It is not an ordinary historical novel, but one of depth and learning and style." --Ralph Stewart Smith, author
Tina is an early school leaver who used to be thrown out of class for laughing too much. She's an unschooler at heart and an ungraduate who made her own education in life, she thanks everyone she's ever met, they all taught her something. She landed on Earth in Karlskoga, Sweden, 1969 and has tried to adjust ever since. Tina's writing takes her off the beaten track and the best writing advice she ever got was, write what you want to find out more about. She lives in Dublin, Ireland with her non-traditional family.
This story is rewritten more times than Tina can remember, it’s her learning to write in English story and she’s immensely proud for not giving up, but she has given in to the fact that she does tell a story differently. Tina loves dialogue, a lot, and she doesn’t pay attention to details as much as maybe she should, she likes the bigger picture, and for her deep hearted, radically honest conversations are it.
Do you dare to follow your heart when school tells you to follow the rules?
When Milla is sent(enced) to six years in secondary school her unrecognised school-itis gets worse.
“It’s a real disease,” Milla insists who has survived early puberty and two uncompleted suicides due to being forced to become who she isn’t.
“No, I’m not bullied, sometimes it’s “just” school.”
But she can’t let her parents go to prison again. She meets Sky, a homeschooled, disabled boy who self medicates on laughter and Sunny, a girl of unusual origin who insists she’s Milla’s guardian angel. “You’re more powerful than you know,” she says and Milla listens as the animals whose powers she has always been fascinated by suddenly comes to life through her.
Together with her Irish twin brother, Torsten, the foursome take on school in a battle to regain ownership of their own lives.
In this often outlandish story, four teens already of age, fight against school as the only option to journey through the start of life, but violence, punishments and threats can change minds, will it change theirs?
Will Milla be allowed to become who she is or made to fall back into line and follow the mass schooling?
A provocative and candid memoir spanning the first nineteen years of the author's life, The Bookie's Daughter resonates with elements of Sopranos and Running with Scissors-zany, violent, and oh-so-human. Written by Heather Abraham, The Bookie's Daughter is a wild ride through a childhood dominated by Big Al, the author's larger-than-life bookie father, and Bonnie, her trigger-happy alcoholic mother. Devoted to their family yet in thrall to their prodigious addictions, they recklessly plunged their daughters into a dangerous life of crime. Join The Bookie's Daughter in a perfect storm of adolescent angst, crime, and shocking adventures. Follow along as the author and her sister traverse a childhood where gambling, police raids, trials, public scorn, spitting Studda Bubbas, hitmen, IRA gunrunners, pedophiles, bodyguards, and midnight runs for illegal goods were considered routine. The narrative is twistedly entertaining, with a range of colorful wacky characters, as well as shockingly raw in its recognition of the destructive nature of dysfunctional family dynamics and parental addictions. Throughout a series of outrageous, oftentimes violent, misadventures, Abraham manages to conjure up loony vistas, thick with description and humorous acceptance
Sheldon Myers is a licensed New York Real Estate Broker. He has been consistently active in the real estate rental industry since March 2004. Sheldon has worked very hard and gained the right knowledge and skills from numerous experiences on different rental deals and encounters with many people.
Sheldon’s experience and knowledge has led him to becoming a licensed real estate broker and starting his own real estate company, Myers Capital Properties LLC.
The Realtor’s Guide on How to Make Money In The Rental Market Updated and expanded with new information and techniques including:
How to gain rental inventory, how to gain new clients, and marketing strategies that will ensure you successfully stay in business.
Whether you are an experienced real estate broker, a novice, or even just considering getting into the industry, this book can help you take your career to the highest level.
Inside you will find information and tools that can help you start earning (more) money in the rental niche.
Don’t be afraid dive in.
I live with a crazy family and a crazy dog, all of whom I love dearly. My interests are wide-ranging, and I hope my writing can help me pay for my expanding number of hobbies. I write what I like to write, in a number of genres, and with a good dose of humor in each. Eventually, I would like to quit my boring job and write full-time.
Athene Arrington’s new house is perfect, except for one little thing: There’s a vampire living in the basement. His name is Brandon, and he insists he still owns the place. One heated argument and a death threat later, it’s decided that Athene can stay.
In spite of Brandon’s constant teasing, his insistence that Athene is not as nice as she looks, and his peculiar diet, she's still attracted to him. Torn between normal and Brandon, she has to decide what she really wants. Should she settle into a regular life, or follow deeper feelings? Will Brandon let her live, kill her, or turn her into a vampire? Not even he knows.
I hope to inspire others to enhance their total wellbeing, by pointing out some of the facts and benefits of living a healthy lifestyle --at the individual level, national level, and global level.
Based on solid evidence and scientific research, I am confident that anyone can improve their wellbeing by the lifestyle choices they make on a daily basis; and that those choices will significantly determine how long they get to live.
I am a healthy and very active 78-year-old chap, who formerly was CEO of a petroleum engineering firm based in Caracas, Venezuela for 30 years. I have lived in several countries, travelled around world and love to learn from other cultures. A few years ago, I had a life-changing health problem which nearly took my life. Fortunately, I recovered quickly and resumed a normal and healthy lifestyle. Through this episode, I gained a new perspective, which motivated me to look and go further in enhancing my wellbeing.
In only 9 minutes, you will get a bird’s eye view of eating habits and lifestyles of 99 percent of the world’s population, and discover 99 things about yourself that would allow you to enhance your total wellbeing. All of this for only 99 cents! That is the magic of the 9.99 formula.
You will also learn about life expectancy and prosperity around the world; which countries have reached the top and why; what lessons can we learn from them; discover the ultimate diet, your metabollic rate, and more!
The Singapore Werewolf
Jacky Wu is a laid back happy go lucky guy, he is a fairly average and slightly timid young man, he has a decent job, he has his own apartment and he is about to buy a new car after saving for months. Life is okay, neither too good nor too bad, although his boss regularly bullies him, but he likes career and his colleagues at State Bank,
While on a week of National Service training in Western Australia Jacky is bitten by a feral dog. The incident takes place at The Pinnacles a strange Limestone formation dating back millions of years, there is something eerie about the place and this encounter takes place under a full Moon.
Jacky begins to feel stronger in both mind and body and changes quickly envelop him, with both positive and negative consequences. He grows in stature but something is also growing inside of him. Jacky will need to fight for his own life, fight against the horrible wrath that the stray Australian dog has brought upon him while trying to live a normal life. His life begins to turn into a living hell and he tries to cope. He has to battle internal demons and has terrible dreams that are hard to understand.
When the full moon rises in Singapore Jacky Wu is in trouble and so are the islands females; Singapore a safe place for women to walk at night is plunged into a crisis as the mutilated young female bodies appear. Jacky morphs into a seven foot tall beast although he does not recall his transmutation until he cannot ignore it.
He is sent to other places in Asia to work and during the full moon he again morphs and takes innocent life. While in Hong Kong he slaughters and when working in Bangkok he once more slaughters.
Jacky changes in his daily life becoming withdrawn and ill tempered, he blows up at work and becomes the focus of police attention. The hunt is on and Jacky is the target as he is relentlessly hunted down in a dramatic end spread out across the main landmarks of Singapore.
I am a retired Marketing and Sales professional living in Silicon Valley since 1978. I spent more than 25 years working for some of the largest and most successful companies in the business of Information Technology. In 1992 I was sent to Moscow on expat assignment and worked there for more than 2 years. Although my novel is historical fiction, it is inspired by the events I witnessed in that amazing time of great hopes and dreams.
In 1992, the CEO of a successful Silicon Valley company that invented networked computing came to believe Yeltsin’s reforms will attract large flows of foreign capital to Russia. He thought Russia will be a new large market for his company. Mark Valli, an employee experienced in marketing company product line overseas spoke Russian. He was sent to Moscow on an expat assignment. An office was open, and a team was put in place. Mark spent lots of effort chasing the deals that proved elusive. Great many Western investors did come to Moscow in 1992. It became a cauldron of corruption, intrigue, organized crime, prostitution, and conspiracies against foreigners. SVR, the successor to KGB, deployed their pretty honeypot operators and compromised foreign businessmen. Many lost their investments, and some lost their lives. The Russian market was a mirage. But Mark did find a gem that was real. Cut and polished in Scotland. Her name was Anna Brown…
Expat is a work of historical fiction inspired by real events.
Mike Wendland is known to millions from his NBC-TV PC Mike technology reports. Trained as an investigative reporter, he has won numerous Emmy Awards and his stories and reports have appeared coast-to-coast in the nation's leading newspapers, from USA Today to The New York Times. Wendland's personal battle with obesity is chronicled in his popular SuperHealthyMe.com blog and he has lost 60 pounds as a result of putting into practice the things he shares in this book.
"I'm no expert," Wendland says. "I'm a journalist. I'm sharing what I have leared as I've researched the obesity crisis in America with top medical and nutritional experts and as I've personally experimented with their healthy eating and fitness recommendations."
The book chronicles the author's continung journey from sickness to wellness and how he's cut body fat and lost weight by eating healthy, natural food.
You don't have to starve yourself to lose weight and cut body fat. Instead, eating good, nutritious food and following the powerful tools in this to-the-point, no-nonsense book will help you keep your New Year's Resolution to lose weight in 2012.
Written by well-known technology journalist Mike Wendland from his ongoing personal experience in losing 60 pounds as chronicled in his popular SuperHealthyMe.com blog, this is a guide chock full of valuable nutrition and weight loss tips from a multidisciplinary team of medical, nutritional, physiological and psychology experts, as supplemented by Wendland's journalistic research and experiments.
If you are serious about cutting body fat, losing weight, embracing fitness and wellness in 2012, this is the only book you need. Obesity is a national scandal. The food we are eating is literally making us sick. Overly processed, unnaturally preserved with a witches brew of unpronounceable chemicals, doused with fungicides, insecticides, herbicides and fertilizers, the food we buy is making us fatter and sicker. This book tells you how to fight back.
And the best part is, if you follow Wendland's to-the-point tips, you WILL start losing weight right now. Today.
And you'll do so while eating good, whole, nutritionally balanced, healthy and natural food. If you want 2012 to be different, follow this guide and you, too, can be... SuperHealthyMe.
Gnosis Book One
After being ejected from the confines of an Alpine monastery, a young monk returns to a life in which he struggles to find his place. A chance meeting with a mysterious scientist, draws him out of his, once isolated, existence and into a world of intrigue and mystery. Together they uncover a secret that spans across time and space, joining two humanities and piercing the fabric of a broken cosmos.
‘All evil is privation and all it’s agents, parasites.’ Shulkra: Book of Human Principles
Astrid’s father stared out of the window, down to the New York streets below. He feared for his daughter but was careful to show no emotion. A Clerical Agent from Dess, stood behind him, dressed in the same garb as the old man at the wedding. He spoke quietly with a smooth, Caribbean baritone, his hand resting on the back of Astrid's Father's office chair,
‘We know about the portfolio - the accounts. It’s OK. Perfectly understandable - given your daughters complete lack of formation and faith.’
He removed his hand and proceeded to walk about the office, casually eyeing-up it’s contents, like they were part of some new acquisition,
‘No matter. As you know, she’s been very fruitful in yielding Readers and her research has proved to be very interesting indeed. Your concealing her talents has actually worked out for the best.’
Astrid’s father was motionless. He continued to stare out of the window as if he were alone.
‘...Your wife, true to form, has struck a deal with the 9th Chamber. She and your daughter are safe. You get a little time and your life. But after this is over? - Excommunication. And you better make provision... because we are taking it all back - everything.’
PETER JOY © 2013
Daniel Raynes was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1984. With a lifelong passion for reading and writing he won multiple awards in high school and received a scholarship to Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, which hands out the Sophie Kerr Prize; the largest undergraduate literary award in the country. While a student there, he studied poetry, short stories, plays, screenplays, and novels. Screenplays may have been Daniel’s first love, but novels ended up as his true love.
After taking a long (too long!) absence from his dream of being a writer, Daniel has finally begun to write again. This book was largely written not only to help others, but to help himself remember everything he had learned and to shake off the rust from his finger tips.
Got a Great Idea for a Novel? That’s fantastic! But if you’re struggling to find the right words to breathe life into your reader’s mind, then don’t worry, you’re not alone. Between e-mails, texting, and tweeting, too many people have forgotten how to write with style. Some were never taught in the first place. By following the writing exercises in this guide, you’ll be crafting lines with all the rhythm and grace of poetic prose in no time.
Even though writing fiction is one of the most difficult forms of art and entertainment, as it is the culmination of story, philosophy, and an artistic grasp of language, you won’t start typing unprepared.
From doing research and forming a prewrite, to pacing your story and writing an ending, Write, Revise, Rejoice! will show you how to write a novel from start to finish with you controlling the shots - plus much more!
Improve Your Writing Skills By Learning:
Millions of people want to know how to write a book, but writing a novel isn’t paint by numbers. No one can tell you exactly what to do and when. What this guide will do is prepare you with all the tools and writing styles you need to write your story, your way.
In an ever-growing library of fiction, your greatest strength is your voice. Have the courage to raise it with the power of emotional writing to back it up. You have the whole world to gain.
I understand how valuable your time is, so written short and to the point, Write, Revise, Rejoice! is all meat – no filler. You’ve got things to do: Like Writing Your Novel!
The author been a long-time resident of Delhi, which as the capital of India was witness to the tumultuous action after the transfer of capital from Calcutta during the British colonial rule. His visits to the Coronation Park in Delhi that commemorates the coronation celebrations of Kind George V in 1911, and is now a heritage site, inspired him to write this story. See http://www.ratankaul.in
UNIQUENESS OF THE NOVEL
There have been several novels by western authors on British Raj, all of which received international acclaim with a large readership. The Far Pavilions, which is a comparatively recent one in the series of these novels having been published in 1978, sold millions of copies and inspired a popular television adaptation as well as a musical play.
However, my novel, Wings of Freedom, has a vital distinction as it’s written from an Indian’s point of view, and reflects the aspirations of the Indian masses during the turbulent colonial period. Moreover, with the Indian authorship, it depicts appropriately the locales, language, dresses, social customs and flavor of the Indian society as it existed a hundred years ago,
It’s the year 1911. Raju, a college student, struggles to establish his identity in the charged atmosphere of India’s freedom struggle. King George the Fifth is due in Delhi for his coronation celebration. A devastating fire in the royal camp gives rise to speculations of sabotage and an assassination attempt by the revolutionaries. Raju is caught up in the vortex of violent passions as two of his innocent friends are made scapegoats for the blaze by the British police and murdered. Thus begins Raju’s relentless journey against colonial rule and the economic exploitation of India.
A passionate romance with Eileen, the daughter of a British officer, keeps Raju inspired in their roller-coaster ride against the backdrop of British imperialism, turbulent political conflicts, the fury of the freedom revolution, the catastrophic first World War and the racial, cultural and social divisions in the post-Edwardian era.
Author Mick Sylvestre currently lives in British Columbia following an artistic career as a painter, a graphic designer, a fontographer and now a writer.
Imagine a world without Humans, a place where only the machines ruled. Corrode, a relic cyborg with a human past, drifts aimlessly searching for purpose through a degraded world. Hunted for answers he does not have; a motley crew of machines bent on saving the world rescues him from permanent deletion. Joining forces, they must save Arkus-12 from destruction.
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.
Author of The Folks at Fifty-Eight, Michael Patrick Clark, was born on The Fourth of July 1950.
He spent the first few years of his life in an orphanage, before adoption brought a new home and a change of name.
Unhappy at home, Michael joined the armed forces as a boy apprentice. He trained in telecommunications, and subsequently transferred to a specialist mobile-communications unit.
Over the ensuing years he travelled the world; living and working in environments as exotic, hostile, and diverse as the Libyan Desert, Europe, the Australian outback, South-East Asia, and Central and South America.
In the late seventies Michael moved into the high-tech industry. He worked predominantly on international consultancy, for U.S. based communications and computer manufacturers, but after twenty-five years in the industry, made the life-changing decision to move to Spain, with his wife Pamela, and write novels.
Since then he has completed the first and last parts of The Etzel Trilogy, The Folks at Fifty-Eight being the first. He has also written Flying with Cuckoos, an amusing and heart-warming account of his tortuous journey from the orphanage to Special Forces: due for publication In July 2012.
The Folks at Fifty-Eight is the first part in The Etzel Trilogy, a saga of espionage and conspiracy that views the Cold War from three viewpoints, three periods, and three locations. 1946 Washington D.C., 1952 Moscow, and 1957 London.
The Folks at Fifty-Eight kicks off the trilogy with the view from a 1946 Washington D.C. It is a Faustian tale of espionage and conspiracy that uses the disarray of Western Intelligence, the theft of atomic secrets from Los Alamos, and the adoption of dormant German spy networks, by members of the New York based Council on Foreign Relations, as factual backcloth.
The fictitious thread is provided by Gerald Hammond, a washed-up former OSS agent, and his preoccupation with a stunning young German woman. He is the exception to the rule; an incorruptible spy, whose lofty principles have brought him nothing but mediocrity and obscurity. She is the murderous and provocative daughter of a former spymaster; a femme fatale to compromise the principled man.
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."
Florentina Gómez Guasp(Palma de Mallorca, 1954)
Licenciada en Filosofía y Ciencias de la Educación, especializada en Pedagogía Terapéutica; Poeta.
"Pasos de Arco Iris"
"Torres de Esperanzas Amarillas"
"Poemas de Amor"
"Love Poems"(bilingual edition)
"Algunos Adioses sin Respuesta"
Mis poemas son el resultado de instantes fugaces en los que leo una mirada, una pequeña historia que cabe en la forma en que unos brazos yacen apoyados o en un gesto de profunda tristeza o alegría; o en un momento de temblor estético; instantes que, si bien son fugaces, provocan una intensa emoción en mi; surgen, entonces, los versos como verdades incompletas que buscan explicar esa realidad captada, vienen y van en mi mente hasta que aflora el poema como un saber dormido.
porque yo, soy poeta, leo las almas
y cuento las lágrimas de la vida.
(Pasos de Arco Iris. Amarillo y violeta)
Me gusta definirme como:" amiga de Las Horas, que custodian las puertas del cielo, de la lluvia, el silencio y sus colores".
Este libro se sumerge en la reflexión de las emociones y sentimientos que nos suscitan algunos adioses que afrontamos en la vida, la forma en que los enfocamos e intentamos superarlos.
As a "public healthe"r I have always been interested in adult literacy. Reading is vitally important and helping people get to their highest potential is a goal. I have taken many courses in literacy education and admired the methods, but I found that most relied on graded children's books to assist adult students. So, I decided to write stories incorporating the graded readers' vocabulary with an adult theme. I love mysteries and chose my first story in that genre. The Caretaker is writen for the young adult and adult new reader, ESL/EFL students. There is very little fiction which is based on this principle and I am pleased to make this story one of them.
When I'm not writing,both adult literacy books and children's books, 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.
Someone has been digging up the new graves in the cemetery. Caretaker Joe thought that grave robbing went out with the middle ages. So, who has been disturbing the sleep of the newly dead? Nothing to do but wait them out on a dark night among the gravestones. Just after the funeral of one of the town’s richest men, they strike again. Joe thinks he’s trapped them, but the surprise is on him. Super illustrations by Lauren Phillips really enhance the story.
What? No gore? No violence? No graphic sex? Can this story be any good?
This short mystery is written to encourage reading enjoyment especially for the young adult and the adult new reader. The story line is appropriate for ages 12 and up. It is extremely suitable for reading programs, adult education, ESL programs, libraries, prison libraries and special education programs. And really, for all of us who enjoy reading a scary tale.
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.
The Noble Peasant is a heartwarming fictional tale of Pater, an honest peasant, who discovers a vulnerable young girl clinging to life in the cold waters of the Zwin Canal. Overwhelmed by the shock of her ordeal, the little girl is unable to remember who she is.
As the story unfolds, a series of small clues finally reveal the true identity of Pater’s beloved little Rosalinda. Adventure and intrigue ensue as Pater and his two humble companions devise a plan to return their young friend safely to her home.
The plot thickens as the conspiracy is revealed, and the characters succeed in escaping imminent danger.
The Noble Peasant is historical fiction, based on the life of Judith of Flanders.
What kind of mother abandons her children? Donna George couldn't imagine, until heroin and opiates became more important to her than life itself. Even drugs couldn't mask the pain in her heart, but they could get her busted. Her choice became jail or Sunflower House, an extreme, last chance rehab she couldn't possibly face. No other program had worked ... but maybe, just maybe, tough-love counselors and a handful of colorful characters could help her find the way through the madness and back to her daughters and her better self. An intimate, gritty memoir about addiction and recovery.
A bestseller on Amazon in Substance Abuse, Recovery, and Drug Dependency. 5.0 out of 22 Amazon reviews. Described as "Honest and raw." "A story that needed to be told." "Gritty realism." "A story of redemption." "Intense and moving story of recovery."