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Retired as an Assistant Director of Financial Aid at a Florida community college, I have become a self-published author (what fun!). Growing herbs and experimenting by concocting healing salves and infusions is part of my spiritual life. As a 75% Romani, I learned to create my path, The Drom Ek Romani, from my grandmother, a drabarni, or herbalist, while growing up in Philadelphia. My books include The Way of One Gypsy, The Gypsy's Book, Drab Lil: A Gypsy's Medicine Book and Madame Sosostris Explains (a poetry patchwork). Married and living in Florida, my two sons and granddaughter live at least 995 miles north but cell phones and eMail bridge the distance daily.
THE TITLE: At the age of seventeen I discovered T.S. Eliot's poem “The Wasteland.” The only part of the poem I could relate to was about “Madame Sosostris, famous clairvoyante.” Four of the tarot cards are invented by Eliot (Drowned Phoenician Sailor, Belladonna, the Lady of the Rocks and the Lady of Situations). Having invented my own Drom Ek Romani cards as part of my heritage, I could appreciate his imaginary cards with their mystical names. My first poem explains each tarot card and the second one details the Drom Romani although I make no claim to be a “famous clairvoyante.” The other poems are a patchwork of subjects including tributes to Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, and other writers of music and poetry.
THE POEMS: With the exception of several free verse poems, the others are a mixture of Shakespearean Sonnets, Terza Rima, Rima Royale, and, well, more sonnets. The poetry forms are very confining yet I attempted to make them all-encompassing in their little world. When writing the 22 sonnets for the Drom Romani I began speaking in rhyming iambic pentameter in my dreams. Does that make me a poet? I hope so. Failing that, a sonnet a day keeps senility away. I am hoping that whatever your age, you find enjoyment in my poetry.
I began writing before I could write, telling stories to my young brother. When I learned to print, I toiled with the task of putting my stories onto paper.
Words take many forms. My background is in television production where every second counts, where scripts are analyzed for the power of word choices, clarity, motion, color, speed, and emotion.
I never fail to be amazed at how the printed word, no matter what the media, can change lives, bring pleasure, tears, or laughter to so many, and be so rewarding to those of us who are committed to the craft of writing.
The inspiration for WINTER'S DESTINY occurred while my husband and I were visiting Oregon's untamed coast in our motorhome. An early fall storm struck with such ferocity, that our parked RV rocked crazily on its axles, storm waves surpassed previous highs, the wind howled menacingly, and we were pelted with blowing sand and rain. We know the ocean and the coast, but the sudden, incredible ferocity of this storm was humbling. By morning the rising sun shone brilliantly over the vast Pacific Ocean, defying our memories of the night. This intriguing, pristine coast offers such raw, breathtaking beauty and extreme weather conditions that I felt it needed to be shared.
She's an architect, a wife, and a mother, but the quiet life ends abruptly for Amy Johnson. Alone, with a fall gale howling around the rafters, she turns to see a woman’s rain-streaked face staring at her through the dark window.
The face is identical to her own!
Instantly, Amy’s life crumbles. Her husband leaves, her only child disappears, and something sinister surrounds her and those she loves. Amy is catapulted into a world she knows nothing about--a place where a killer rules, where answers stay buried, where time ticks dangerously by, where her life is in constant peril, and worse, where her son, Jamie is hidden.
To find her child, she must find her look-alike, and that dislodges a killer who hunts her relentlessly. Sheriff Dallas Wayburne’s investigation parallels Amy’s, and their combined efforts draw them together when time is critical and when their relationship adds yet another dimension to Amy’s stressful life.
They finally track down the powerful, destructive man behind the scenes, learn the identity of Amy’s look-alike, and unravel a puzzle decades in the making. As time runs out, Amy struggles to save her son while fighting both a dangerous man and the perils of the treacherous Oregon coast.
WINTER’S DESTINY is an edge-of-the-seat thriller set on Oregon’s rugged Pacific Coast. Here, the story reaches its unique and spectacular conclusion.
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.
When Susan Moore Jordan was a high school student in the mid nineteen-fifties in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, a close friend went through a shattering event just as she was preparing to audition for the high school’s annual musical. Decades later Jordan used that experience of tragedy to triumph to write her first novel, How I Grew Up, in 2013. Two additional novels followed: Eli’s Heart in 2014 and You Are My Song in 2015, completing “The Carousel Trilogy.” A fourth novel, Jamie’s Children, was released in July, 2016.
Memories of Jake, the first book in a two-part series set during the Vietnam War era, was released in March, 2017, followed by Man with No Yesterdays in November, 2017. All of Jordan's novels are drawn from her life experiences as a voice teacher and stage director and are inspired by real people she has encountered.
Jordan attended the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati and moved to the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania in 1971 with her late husband and three young children, where she established a private voice studio in 1979. Her students have gone on to leading schools of music and opera or musical theater companies around the world.
Beginning in 1984, Jordan directed some eighty local community and high school musical theater productions. She retired from directing in 2015 after over thirty years and wrote about her adventures in “More Fog, Please”: Thirty-One Years Directing Community and High School Musicals, released in November, 2015.
All of her books are available on Amazon in paperback, and the novels are also available as Kindle editions. Paperback copies of Jordan’s books can be purchased locally at the Pocono Cinema and Community Center in East Stroudsburg whenever the theater is open.
"I was born somewhere over the South China Sea in a military transport plane ..."
Jake Cameron is facing the struggle of his life. A helicopter crash in Vietnam leaves Jake with total amnesia, and the young Green Beret returns home to a family he doesn't know and a life he can't remember.
Unable to be the son and brother his family has lost, Jake sets out to learn whatever he can about the man he was. When he uncovers a dark family secret, he decides to protect the people he loves by disappearing.
Susan Moore Jordan's new historical novel, MAN WITH NO YESTERDAYS, follows Jake on his journey as he fights to find himself ... a journey that takes him into his past, connects him with other Vietnam veterans, and eventually leads him to situations, places, and a love he would never have dreamed possible.
I have always loved the written word, from when I was a young lad reading "Mr. Popper's Penguins" to a slightly older lad who read Raymond Chandler and John Cheever to the middle-aged dude I am now, reading history by the likes of Doris Kearns Goodwin. Christmas has also always been a big deal. For as long as I can remember, back in time to my youth in Chicago, this was always a special time of the year for my family and me. Another things is, everyone in my family, including and especially, my wife, has, to one degree or another, a slightly off way of looking at the world. Therefore, writing humorous stories about Santa seemed like a natural thing to do.
"Twisted Tinsel" is a collection of four short stories, all about the goings on of Santa Claus, his reindeer, and the elves who work at the North Pole. It shows all of these things in a light different from what you may be used to. This Santa enjoys adult beverages, as do some of his reindeer, and don't get me started on the elves. They work hard so they're entitled to the occasional tipple as well. Santa gets into all sorts of adventures: He travels through time with Blitzen and meets Abraham Lincoln; he tries to get out of the business but just gets sucked back in, just in time to defeat an evil efficiency expert and deliver the toys on Christmas Eve; he solves the "mystery" of a "missing" reindeer; he gets stressed but finds peace through meditation and the wisdom of a ghost-like reindeer. You may not be able to read these tales to your young children, but there's nothing here that would embarrass your grandma to read. They are simply Christmas stories told from a slightly skewed perspective.
The historical accuracy of the story will appeal to train buffs, history buffs, WWII buffs, and to anyone who enjoys a good road novel with interesting and real characters. The character's flaws make them interesting and appealing. Each scene makes the story move forward. There are no fluff scenes with overdescription which is a common fault with this type of story.
The author has had published two non-fiction works on transportation history and has written two screenplays, one of which was produced and shown at three film festivals, winning one award.
THE NAVAJO, an action/romance/spy/buddy story wrapped up into a road trip. The setting is 1940 as Air Corps Sgt. Jake Vasquez and Marine Cpl. Rusty Henson are thrown together on a cross-country train trip in less than perfect surroundings. Jake and Rusty initially irritate each other, but soon learn to work togther for common purposes. They encounter Molly, a youngish Indiana country girl running from something, and Gabrielle, a fashionable New York model on her way to break into Hollywood. But something is wrong; someone wants something they may have. Follow their story in the best Agatha Christie Orient Express style. Extensively researched for historical accuracy, it’s a great tale for train buffs, military WWII buffs and fans of boy-girl romantic interaction. Although our heroes are straight arrows, there is a somewhat intense accidental homoerotic scene. Come along for the ride. (BTW, The Navajo is the name of the train.)
In this book you will get to know me and who I am in a book of poetry. I am wanting to share my journey as a person being inspired by God and the weakness that I face staying on the path that he has for me. i am sharing my journey as person in love and who has experienced heart break that follows. You get to read how silly and funny that I can be. You will laugh, cry, inspired and you will be entertained. Take the time and share in my dream by reading my first book of poetry.
This is a book of poetry about Faith, Love, Silliness, and other things and how it has impacted my life. This book also features the epic short story The Green Frog and The Fly.
Carol Mays has resided in seven states and sought truth through many religious and philosophical traditions. Throughout her life, she has been strongly drawn toward beauty in all its forms. She has been writing poetry for 47 years and has published several other books, including Poems of Peace and Renewal and Stardust, Shadows, and Secrets. The latter discusses the process of discovering and creating intrigue and enchantment in life. It also includes a novella in the magical realism vein.
Richard Bachtold has passionately followed his calling to poetry for over 30 years. He lives a simple lifestyle on a beloved two-acre homestead in rural Hardwick, Massachusetts. For the most part, inspiration for his creative work comes from the beautiful natural landscape which surrounds him. For many years, he has independently studied the poetical process and the poetical heritage. He has self-published four books of poetry, the most recent compilation being Poems of the One.
Nina Andersen is a poet who's search for truth and God has led her into realms of spiritual experiences, leading to spiritual knowledge and soul enlightenment. The visions and intensity of her experiences are expressed through her poems, in her desire to bring spirituality and enlightenment to others. Nina lives in Hardwick, Massachusetts, in a yellow-windowed house, surrounded by nature, flowers, and woodland. She is a poet, mystic, and therapist, and she teaches Critical Thinking and Problem Solving at a community college in Worcester.
Ninety soul-stirring poems by three authors are woven together in this beautiful, uplifting book. The writing is clear, sparkling, sophisticated, heart-felt, and non-dogmatic. Offered as a vital counterpoint to a world rife with anxiety, strife, divisions, confusion, uprootedness, and fear, the book's themes include natural connections, identities, relationships, time, eternity, visions, dreams, and fantasies.
Robert Chandler is a writer, filmmaker and sexual revolutionary.
He spent years toiling behind the scenes in Hollywood before starting up his adult website, Fantastic Foreskin. His first novel, Fifty Shades of Foreskin, draws on experiences in the gay adult industry and many of the characters are based on models and producers he's met.
He's happily single, devoutly atheist and a vocal intactivist.
He lives in West Hollywood, but is constantly complaining that it's not gay enough.
Jake Parker is barely legal...and very deadly!
He's a young, hot, uncut and impulsive twink with a secret. On his own for the first time, this seemingly normal gay teen is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. His journey from boyhood to manhood will be filled with sex, adventure, travel, danger and passion.
He'll be put through tests and training that will stretch him to his limits, teaching him what he's truly made of. But once he's stripped bare, face-to-face with a savage and seductive enemy, will he have what it takes to save the free world?
The first summer of his adulthood will leave Jake Parker changed forever... if he lives through it!
Fifty Shades of Foreskin is a boundary-pushing gay erotic adventure full of unforgettable excitement, forbidden desire and pulse-pounding thrills.
Find out more at jakeparkeradventures.com
David T. Pennington grew up in a small northern California town called Paradise, but his home is in San Francisco. While his associate’s degree in computer programming has helped pay the bills, his bachelor’s degree in psychology has informed his writing. His love of fiction—mainly mysteries, science fiction, and thrillers—is balanced by his fascination with books on futurism, theoretical physics, and cosmology. Peer Through Time is his debut novel.
In 2079, a time travel experiment sends physicist Carmela Akronfleck further back in time than she’d intended. Though she’s still in her small northern California town, the year is 1936 and she must learn to live without the technology she’s come to rely on. Her neurological implants should be dormant, but she receives a cryptic message, periodically accompanied by an audio transmission from the future. It’s the voice of her former psychotherapist, an android named Kass, stating his innocence in a series of murders occurring in 2079.
When Carmela deciphers the code as a hit list, she's shocked to discover her mother and sister are among the intended targets. Further evidence reveals the killer's true identity, but the inoperative time portal prevents her from returning to save her family and vindicate Kass.
She considers another option: hunt down the killer's ancestors and avert his existence without radically changing history. She devises a plan to protect her family, haunted by doubts that she's becoming the kind of person she's always loathed—one willing to take another's life.
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.
Christopher Meeks was born in Minnesota, earned degrees from the University of Denver and USC, and has lived in Los Angeles since 1977. He's taught English at Santa Monica College, and creative writing at CalArts, UCLA Extension, Art Center College of Design, and USC. His fiction has appeared often in Rosebud magazine as well as other literary journals, and his books have won several Noble (not Nobel) Awards. His short works have been collected into two volumes, The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea and Months and Seasons, the latter which appeared on the long list for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. He's had three plays produced, and Who Lives?: A Drama is published. His focus is now on longer fiction. His first novel is The Brightest Moon of the Century, and his second, Love At Absolute Zero.
Love At Absolute Zero is about a physicist who tries to apply the tools of science to finding a soul mate. Specifically, Gunnar Gunderson, a 32-year-old physicist at the University of Wisconsin, gets a promotion, and all he can think of now is finding a wife, causing his research to falter. To meet his soul mate within three days--that's what he wants and all time he can carve out--he and his team are using the scientific method, to riotous results.
"As if Einstein didn't struggle hard enough failing at a unified field theory," says Philip Persinger, author of Do The Math, "Meeks ups the ante by tossing philosophy, anthropology, hashish and love (with a capital L) into the mix. And while we're so sorry, Uncle Albert, in Love At Absolute Zero, Meeks succeeds absolutely."
"I've read both of Meeks's short story collections and The Brightest Moon of the Century," says author Kevin Gerard (Conor and the Crossworlds). "I roared through Love At Absolute Zero in a day and a half. Meeks's prose is carefully crafted, his characters compelling and entertaining. I love everything he writes, and I recommend Love At Absolute Zero without reservation."
Florentina Gómez Guasp (Palma de Mallorca, 1954)
Licenciada en Filosofía y Ciencias de la Educación, especializada en Pedagogía Terapéutica. Poeta.
"Pasos de Arco Iris"
"Torres de Esperanzas Amarillas"
"Poemas de Amor"
"Love Poems" (bilingual edition)
Mis versos son verdades incompletas, nacidas en los instantes de una mirada entre párpados intimidados; un acercamiento fugaz a la forma en que unos brazos yacen apoyados, al color brillante de un suspiro, a la exigencia de alegría o tristeza que guardan los pequeños gestos que apenas se perciben, a la lágrimas de la emoción estética...; afloran como un saber dormido en una idea que despierta.
Porque yo, soy poeta, leo las almas
y cuento las lágrimas de la vida.
(Pasos de Arco Iris. Amarillo y violeta)
Me gusta definirme como: "amiga de Las Horas, que custodian las puertas del cielo, de la lluvia, el silencio y sus colores".
Este libro es un canto al mar, al agua y a la vida.
El agua, uno de los elemenbtos que nos constituyen y habitamos, se mueve y se transforma entre azules, pacíficos o plenos de conmoción. Siempre hay que atrapar la mano de su color, guía hacia las verdades iniciales y profundas.
Threat is my first novel, Book One of The Barren Spheres Trilogy. It's science fantasy with an environmental and political thriller component. The scale is small, the scope large. The main characters live below our feet, in a world thrown out of balance by inexplicable changes in access to resources, nutrition and living space. They may have ten legs and eight eyes but that does not stop them from engaging in Machiavellian schemes to exploit the riches of neighboring spheres, or mounting diplomatic initiatives to forestall war and bring peace.
My background as an Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker focusing on human rights and social justice issues definitely influenced the story of Threat. Without being fully conscious of it, countless moments from my experiences making films in many parts of the world found their way -- transformed of course -- into the story of Threat. For example, I once spent weeks in holed up in a delapidated hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, working with the man who led the 1964 revolution in Zanzibar, Field Marshal John Okello on his memoir. Palace intrigues, clandestine operations, ideological purity, and armed force all played a part in his story and, many years later, informed my own understanding of how the Hyavvi and the Lo-Ans, the principal groups of "Liviings" in Threat, would act in the midst of a conflict over wealth and resources. Similarly, my years of working with one of the leading trade unions in North America, UNITE HERE, helped me understand how the characters in Threat would go about implementing strategies, mobilizing their followers, and responding to serious challenges to their health and well-being.
I'd say that anyone who likes a good political thriller, set in a world that co-exists with ours, but with all the elements of speculative fiction and fantasy, will find Threat an unusual read, both entertaining and thought-provoking.
The declaration of war was delivered just before darkfall.
Prepare to be invaded.
Winkon’s breath caught in his throatstem at the document’s audacity.
Our food sources are disappearing.
And ours are not? thought Winkon.
Our offspring shrivel from lack of nourishment.
Yes, and ours also. How will sending the parents of your offspring into another Sphere, ours, to die while killing the parents of our offspring—address the Threat?
If you wish to capitulate in advance….
This time it wasn’t a thought, but a response, reverberating through Winkon’s whole being. Never. Never. Never.
* * *
An eight-eyed Hitler. A ten-legged espionage agent. A carapaced Queen. An intelligence-gathering avian courier service. A resistance fighter able to blur herself into invisibility. Sibling survivors of The Mist.
These vibrant, dimensional characters and many more come together, and burst apart, in Threat. It’s a war of the worlds, in a time of diminishing resources, incomprehensible plagues, apocalyptic catastrophes, and tremors of extinction. Is it our world? Yes; no. Threat is familiar, casting a storyteller’s timeless, irresistible net (courage, betrayal; humor, fear, hope; a hostile, take-no-prisoners political climate and a desperate diplomatic search for peace).
Yet Threat is startlingly new. The ground it breaks is right below our feet, where the main characters reside. There, on a fine, thin thread already fraying, the future hangs in the balance. Must it be the terrifying one, whose limits are already in evidence? Or is there another, more hopeful possibility?
In 350 pages, Threat shows us the biggest picture there is, writ deep and small, microscopically so. With elements of science-fantasy, speculative fiction and political thriller, filled with brilliant characters, and non-stop, cliff-hanger action, told in language reminiscent of A Clockwork Orange’s inventiveness, Threat will provoke, satisfy, and enthrall readers.
Ralph Doyle has an interest in early European settlement in Australia and the impact this had on the indigenous population, the free settlers and those torn away from their loved ones and transported to the other side of the world. Ralph was motivated to write this book after reading a newspaper article in 2004 discussing the bicentennial of the Battle of Vinegar Hill in 1804. This was the only real revolution of convicts in Australia, yet little is commonly known of this event.
At the age of sixteen, Sean O’Donnell is torn away from his family and transported to the other side of the world. His life is filled with adventure, hardship, grief, friendship and love. This uneducated youth quickly becomes a man who, no matter what injustice is inflicted upon him, holds true to his values. His ability as a farmer, in a land where such skills are desperately required, provides him with opportunities most others are denied. Like the title suggests, Sean’s life ultimately turns from vinegar to wine.
The principle character of this book is an ordinary Russian guy named Vadim whose life is never uneventful, indeed Vadim can always be counted on to share a funny story with his friends; usually stories in which he was at the epicentre. Live through one summer of Russian life with Vadim and his attractive but at times critical wife Julia and come to understand how it is fun to be Russian. Drink vodka during a consultation at the clinic, experience a fishing weekend with friends, spend a relaxing summer week at the country Dacha and see how a seaside vacation to Egypt can be unusually eventful in the right company. Along the way you may find the answers to all those niggling little questions you never knew you wanted to ask. Why do Russians tie fishing boats to their feet while camping? How do you catch a bottle of vodka while fishing off your balcony? Why is it unwise to relieve yourself out the door of a Russian train at night? What German phrase do all Russian men know and when would they use them? Find out which is stronger; an Al Qaeda head or a Japanese television? And, just why is it essential that your wife always wears white knickers while travelling? While finding out, you will agree with the author of this book, that it is fun to be Russian and vodka is naked vitamin and pure energy! Enjoy reading and Na Zdorovie!
Born in NYC and having travelled and lived around the world I have been influenced by the works of James Redfields' Insights about syncronies and how the people we meet and the events in our lives can show us a new way of living. I like others of our time realize that our thoughts are very powerful and fear dominates our reactions in most things on earth. By changing from Fear to Love we can achieve anything. I tried to use local events from newspapers and historical events to illustrate these ideas. The writings of Pople John Paul 11 have not only inspired me but give us great hope in the future of mankind and for me confirm the belief that we are on the brink of a universal spiritual revival.
What are your intentions? Are your thoughts based on Fear and leading you to a destructive life or a life of love and purpose? Take a journey through different ages from the Russian revolution to life with the Carthars,to present day life in the UK. While Marchell and Johnny search for "Their Place" they encounter and try to influence the lives of those on earth and help them to understand our destiny -is to create heaven on earth. Along the way throughout all time they show us where there is love there is always hope and that Fear which destroys lives can be overcome .Or thoughts are very powerful, change is just a thought away.
Suzanne Ball was not able to start traveling until she was fifty years old. Since then, she’s been relentless in her dream to see the world.
She is a solo traveler and encourages others who are curious, but nervous, about going alone to follow her lead. The world is quite welcoming!
After a career as a registered nurse, Suzanne now finances her trips through freelance writing on health, medicine… and travel. Her next pilgrimage journey: Via Podiensis--The Le Puy Route across France.
The Camino de Santiago (Saint James Way) is the 500 mile path that crosses northern Spain. Starting in southwestern France, it takes "pilgrims" along a 1200 year-old route that includes mountain passes, tiny villages, magnificent cities, and breathtaking scenery.
The Camino experience includes carrying everything--from clothing to toiletries to water--in a backpack. Suzanne Ball explains what to bring and how to plan for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Besides listing the items to pack, she provides advice about:
Suzanne walked the Camino when she was 65 years old. Besides sharing information and offering advice gathered from her 38-day pilgrimage, she especially encourages solo walkers, women, and Baby Boomers to follow her lead. Anyone who is contemplating walking the Camino de Santiago will find "Follow the Yellow Arrows" useful and interesting. Buen Camino!
Steve Wolf operates a teaching and healing ministry based out of Broken Arrow, Ok. He is a former member of a Christian strength team,and a former associate pastor. Now he is focusing on fulfulling his calling which is restoring the body of Christ to the power it once walked in by equipping the Saints with the power of God which is the True Gospel (the gospel of God's unconditional love and radical grace).
"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.
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.
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.