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Kelly Kitano
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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.

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While visiting Jim at Yokota Air Base, Akako meets Miko and her husband at the Outback Bar.  The two become bored watching the men play pool until an older black man with a young Thai woman enter the bar.  Jim offers his fiancé up to give the Tuskegee Airman a ride on the rainy night to billeting.  One Tuskegee Airman leads to more, and Akako and Miko play their own game of pool.

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Bill Steigerwald
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Discovering Steinbeck's fictions & lies in "Charley" was an accident, but I was the perfect guy to do the job. I'm a veteran newspaper and magazine journalist born and raised in Pittsburgh. I was an editor and writer/reporter/columnist for the Los Angeles Times in the 1980s, the Post-Gazette in the 1990s and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in the 2000s. My interviews and libertarian op-ed columns were nationally syndicated for about five years at CagleCartoons.com, and I worked briefly for CBS-TV in Hollywood in the late 1970s. My freelance articles, interviews and commentaries have appeared in many of the major newspapers in the USA and in magazines like Reason, Penthouse and Family Circle. I retired from the daily newspaper business in March 2009. "Dogging Steinbeck" is my first book.

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Bill Steigerwald had a brilliant plan for showing how much America has changed in the last half century -- or so he thought. He’d simply retrace the 10,000-mile route John Steinbeck took around the USA in 1960 for his beloved bestseller “Travels With Charley.” Then he’d compare the America he saw with the country Steinbeck described in his classic road book. But when the intrepid ex-newspaperman from Pittsburgh started researching Steinbeck’s trip he uncovered a shocking literary scoop. Steinbeck’s iconic nonfiction book was a fraud. “Travels With Charley” was not just full of fiction. It was a deceptive and dishonest account of the great novelist’s actual road trip. Steigerwald made his own road trip in the fall of 2010, exactly 50 years after Steinbeck did. Chasing and fact-checking Steinbeck’s ghost for 11,276 miles and 43 days, meeting hundreds of ordinary Americans, often sleeping in the back of his car in Wal-Mart parking lots, he drove from Maine to California to Texas. Despite the Great Recession and national headlines dripping with gloom and doom, Steigerwald discovered an America along the Steinbeck Highway that was big, empty, rich, safe, clean, prosperous and friendly. He didn’t just reaffirm his faith in America to withstand the long train of abuse from Washington and Wall Street, however. He also exposed the half-century-old myths of “Travels With Charley,” ruffled the PhDs of the country’s top Steinbeck scholars and forced “Charley’s” publisher to finally tell the truth. Steigerwald is a well-traveled reporter and veteran libertarian columnist. With the spirit of a teenage driver, a dogged pursuit of the facts and a refreshing point of view about America proudly located in the heart of Flyover Country not Manhattan, he spins the story of his ride with Steinbeck’s ghost into a provocative, news-making and entertaining American road book.

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Marilyn Dalla Valle
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Dancer, photographer, entrepreneur and author best describe Marilyn Dalla Valle’s professional roles.  Forever listening to a creative voice, she pursued careers in the arts and business.

Wife, mother and grandmother are her favorite titles.  Most cherished is time spent with family and friends.

Love of the sea and fascination with the unexplained led to the birth of the Liz Adams Mysteries; Murder in Mystic, Murder in Newport and Two Headed Snake of Key West.

On a cold winter’s night, you will find her curled up in front of the fire with her husband, Roger and two year old Sheltie, Randy.

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        Seeking adventure, Liz and Garret Adams leave their homeport, Mystic, Connecticut and sail their 36 foot sloop to Florida.  The fiery orb melts across the horizon, cannons rumble, cheers resound and the partying begins as Sloopy sails into Key West harbor.

         Malevolence brews amidst rustling palms and tropical breezes.  Runaway wife, underworld trackers, predator, priest and friend comprise the cast.  Greed, power and jealousy cause brittle relationships to snap.  Liz’s uncontrollable psychic powers kick into gear, thrusting the unsuspecting sailors into a race to save a friend from unjust incarceration.

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Author:
Kip A. Kennedy
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I've had a lifetime of pleasure in writing short stories. I wrote The Geode Room so that I could bring some of my favorite characters to a setting that would allow me to more fully develop their personalities and understanding of life. I'm very interested in understanding people's feelings, and learning to know more about the interconnectedness they share with others in the development of their lives. Reader input has taken this process full circle for me, providing insights into both my storyline, and the private stories of readers, too.

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The Geode Room has provided me with a setting to share the wisdom I've learned throughout my life. It's a fun and interesting story that encourages readers to become deeply involved with both the characters and setting. Many readers of the first edition of this book have contacted me to share their satisfaction with having known my characters in this lengthy multigenerational perspective on their lives.

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Florentina Gómez Guasp
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Florentina Gómez Guasp (Palma de Mallorca, 1954)

Licenciado en Filosofía y Ciencias de la Educación, especialidad en Pedagogía Terapéutica; Poeta.

Mis versos son verdades incompletas, nacidos en el instante de una mirada entre unos párpados intimidados; una breve aproximación a la forma en la que yacen los brazos apoyados, con el color brillante de un suspiro, a la necesidad de la alegría o la tristeza que guardan los pequeños gestos que apenas se perciben, a las lágrimas de emoción estética ...; emergen como un conocimiento dormido en una idea que despierta.

...

Porque yo soy un poeta, leo las almas

y cuento las lágrimas de la vida.

Me gusta definirme como: "amigo de las Horas, que custodian las puertas de cielo, de la lluvia, el silencio y sus colores"

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Este libro habla de la experiencia emocional de amor, que al igual que la música y las matemáticas, es un lenguaje universal que nos hace ver lo mejor de los demás y nos hace sentir bien con nosotros mismos y con el mundo.

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Author:
Theodor Rasputin
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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!

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Author:
Sally L. Ford
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My book is the culmination of a personal 20-year spiritual journey. As happens with major shifts in life, I was catapulted onto this journey by my husband's life-threatening illness. I was terrified and had no place to turn. In situations like this, this is when most people turn to God,  Trouble was God and I weren't on speaking terms--I had been raised with the hell and damnation of the Baptist church and I had decided God wasn't such a nice guy. So, I found my comfort in books, New Thought books that suggested ways of living that were completely foreign to me.  Books that told me I could create my life however I wanted and that, in fact, I was entirely and solely responsible for my life and my circumstances. I began to practice the things I was learning and they were changing my life in significant ways.  I learned that what you think about, you bring about.  I learned that the Universe (my term for God) was for me and not against me. I learned that the Law of Attraction was a magnificent tool I could use to bring to me everything I wanted.

So, given my personal experiences, I wanted to share what I had learned with others so that they too could create a beautiful life.

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My book outlines the steps I have learned in my own life that lead to success and happiness.  We each create our lives either by default (whatever happens, happens) or deliberately. I show you in my book how you can deliberately create your life using your thoughts, your feelings, your intuition, your attitude toward gratitude and  visualization.. And, then last but not least, how to take action to actually create the life of your dreams.

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Author:
David Joseph
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David Joseph is a veteran Air Force Flyer. While in the Air Force, he flew on the HH-53, HH-3, HC-130, C-141, and KC-10 aircraft, and traveled to every continent in the world. His travels and experiences provide unlimited material for writing.
He is the author of Korea x 2, Silent Six, and Putin’s Gold, a military thriller Trilogy, set on the Korean peninsula, The Bully & Other Stories, and the two best-selling novelettes, The Great Hijacking and Putin's Shoot-down! He is currently writing a short story collection called Stories From The Abyss and a novel about expelling the Russians from Crimea. He holds a Master of Arts in Military Studies from American Military University.

 "I have twenty short stories and three novels in my head!"

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Putin and Kim Jong Un unleash a deadly reign of global terror by hijacking a Malaysian airliner, shooting down a Malaysian airliner, and circulating the “PBF,” the Perfect Ben Franklin. CIA Director Mike Perry followed the evil Office 39 Director for over thirty years and finally has a chance to eliminate him along with the Kim regime. As an added bonus, the Federal Reserve cripples the Putin government through manipulating the oil markets, applying economic sanctions, and acquiring huge gold reserves in North Korea. Putin’s Gold is a shocking Stand-Alone novel paralleling real world events.

David Joseph's electrifying conclusion to the Korea Trilogy--now a media tie-in to two airliner incidents--will have you glued to the page right down to the last word.

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Author:
boowalker79@gmail.com
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Boo Walker spent his College of Charleston years and a few after in Nashville as a banjoist and songwriter for the avant-garde punchgrass band, The Biscuit Boys. Some hand problems knocked him out of the game, and he stumbled into a position with a short term equity trading firm based out of Charleston, SC. To feed his ravenous muse, he began writing his first novel, Lowcountry Punch. Around that time, what started as a passion in wine became a neurosis.



After six years of the Wall Street thing, Boo decided it was time to end his sedentary, computer-driven lifestyle. He grew out a handlebar mustache and moved clear across the country into a double-wide trailer situated on 5 acres of Malbec vines just down the road from Hedges Family Estate on Red Mountain in Washington State. The Hedges family took him in and taught him the art of farming and the old world philosophies of wine. He now travels the world peddling the family’s juice, and chances are you can find him in an airport somewhere working on his next novel.

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In Charleston, South Carolina, Dewey Moses is a vegetable farmer, a bluegrass musician, a recovering alcoholic, and an aging hipster. In fact, he was wearing fedoras, rolled-up jeans, and Converse All-Stars before Portland and Brooklyn were born. Since getting booted out of his house and his band, he’s trying to get back on top. Now, he’s a year sober, and selling vegetables at the farmer’s market, but what he knows better than how to grow heirloom tomatoes is how to get down to the bottom of things. What started out as a favor for a friend is proving to be his most lucrative talent: investigative work.

But when Faye Callahan, the wife of one of the most powerful land developers in the South, comes to see him, she puts his talents to the test. Her daughter, Gina, jumped off the Cooper River Bridge a few days before. She left a suicide note in her abandoned car. There were witnesses. But Faye doesn’t believe it. Gina was as happy as she’d ever been, having just fallen in love. Why would her sweet baby take her own life? Agreeing to help, Dewey finds out quickly that sometimes it’s best to leave things alone.

Off You Go is a smart and quick read, and Dewey Moses is irresistible.

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Author:
TomKing97
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The Private Banker is a fast paced commercial fiction novel centred on Michael de Bruin, the owner of the Private Bank, Union Delta Bank. De Bruin is a charismatic, driven and globally known individual; he conducts business with sports stars, celebrities, political leaders and royalty, he is held in high regard as a successful, honest family man.

But he is not everything he appears to be.

UDB is growing fast, even in mainland China, it has a virtuous reputation after three generations of the de Bruin family have been carefully nurturing its growth.
Mistakenly two rogue bankers are hired into UDB, they bring corrupt, dangerous clients into the bank, clients from Myanmar and the former Soviet states who are making fortunes through underworld activities, illicit money, black money as it is known These vast amounts of ill-gotten, dirty, undeclared assets make their way into the ultra-clean and socially responsible UDB bank at the same time as the global economy is crashing and the geo political situation is erupting into conflict.

The black money is lost, the bank is finished and it starts to unravel in a nasty murderous manner, the underworld and others seek their revenge in original brutal ways.

The story is set in Europe and Asia among both a high net worth lifestyle and a darker low life world, bloody in places, sexual in others.

It is well researched and has a contemporary feel, in fact it could be happening right now.

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Author:
Tom Nagel
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Simple Pushes presents a method for finding balance in life. This balance has been described as the interplay of yin and yang from the ancient Chinese, to the classical Greek inscription ‘Nothing in excess,’ to the modern day balances of feminine and masculine.

Beginning with an exercise of determining whether you push or pull on the steering wheel of your car, you can become aware of your unconscious habit of pushing or pulling in life. Pushing and pulling are not inherently good or bad, one not better than the other. Sometimes it is appropriate to push and sometimes it is better to pull.

People whose habit is pushing act without considering the circumstances or the impact of their actions upon others. People whose tendency is pulling think and feel too much instead of acting. These chronic habits lead to imbalance and create barriers to leading a fulfilled life.

This booklet contains an idea for gaining insight into why you do what you do and why others do what they do. It then gives examples of how to use simple pushes to achieve balance. This book is a short and simple read, yet may lead to profound changes in your life.

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Author:
Barbara Bartocci
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I was 29 years old and the mother of three small children when my husband, a Navy fighter pilot, was killed in combat.  I was totally unprepared to be a widow and to offer my  fatherless children the support they needed. I tried! Oh, how hard I tried! But there were no books or support groups or guidance for a grieving young mother at that time.. 

 My son Barty was seven. By his early teen years, he was acting out in very self-destrictive ways. A psychiatrist told me, "Your son is emotionally stuck at the age of seven--the age he was when his father died-- and unless you  get help now he will grow up but stay 'stuck' emotionally. It will hamper his relationships and work career."  No parent wants to hear those words.  MY ANGRY SON shares with readers how we got help.

For most of my adult life, I have been a professaional writer and all my best writing appears in the form of stories taken from my own life. I deeply believe that in sharing our storiees we not only help others, we find a higher meaning for ourselves, even in the face of  tragedy. 

You will find my stories in many major women's magazines and in Readers Digest, as well as in nine  published books and several anthologies, including four Chicken Soup of the Soul books.I have won awards for my writing, but the reponses I savor are those from readers who say "Thank you. Your story helped me  through a difficult time in my own life.".

 

 

 

 

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For many years, readers have encouraged me to reprint my book, MY ANGRY SON, our family’s true story which first appeared as a book-length feature in Readers Digest magazine,  then became a hard back book, a soft cover book, and was optioned for a CBS-movie. 

 

MY ANGRY SON is now available as a Kindle book. I hope it will offer help and encouragement to parents and--yes--to sons and daughters as well. Click here. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=My+Angry+Son+by+Barbara+Bartocci 

 

Here are some responses to MY ANGRY SON as a hard cover book

“... this chronicle of a family in turmoil is revealing and relevant... invaluable reading especially for parents of teenagers.” Psychology Today

 

“Encouraging and insightful.” Booklist

 

“Frankly and with great honesty, the author relates the true story of a family crisis that has a happy ending.” The Chattanooga Times

 

Well- written, dealing with strong feelings of anger and depression--the healthy resolution of which is its theme.” Dr. Charles Blewitt, Best Sellers

 

“A realistic, touching story that [shows] the difficult work necessary to free child and family from old behavior patterns. ..inspiring and helpful to parents...

Roy W. Menninger, M.D., President, The Menninger Psychiatric Foundation

 

For more information, You may also “like” me on my Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Barbara-Bartocci-Author-Speaker/240394296030195

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Candida Andriole
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Candida Andriole was born in New York City and grew up in the suburbs in Westbury, Long Island.    She attended and graduated from Westbury High School and then went on to seek a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York in Cultural Studies.  After graduation she followed her passion and studied theater and dance; acting at the HB Studio and dance at Carnegie Hall and at the Chuck Kelly Dance Studio and then joined the musical revue “A Tribute to America” as a dancer and stayed with the show until it closed. 

Her interest in the world of arts and entertainment drew her to dabble in theater and film.  She worked on productions at Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York during summers. She had the good fortune to work with  Douglas Fairbanks Jr. on his last acting role in a theater production.  She later worked as an assistant on the production crews of the films Wise Guys starring Danny Devito and The Pick Up Artist with Robert Downey, Jr.

After a short lived career in arts and entertainment she decided to go back to school to study Entertainment Law at Nova University Law School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  She spent her last semester of law school as an intern in the Monroe County Public Defender's Office in Key West where she worked after passing the Florida Bar exam, as an assistant public defender.  Her life took a dramatic turn a year and a half later and she decided to stay in Key West and open her own practice as a criminal defense attorney.  In 1996 she threw her hat into the political arena campaigning for the seat of Monroe County Public Defender.  She did not win the election and the loss sent her right back to where she was most comfortable; to her passion for the arts.  She is currently semi-retired, writing mystery novels, living in Key West with her cat Cleopaco.

 

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 Key West attorney Candida Andriole delivers to her readers a birds eye view into the private lives of the local residents of a tiny island in the Florida Keys. Interwoven into her writing are some of her most memorable legal adventures of her twenty something years of experiences as a practicing attorney.  Her debut novel is the story of the harrowing roller coaster ride the residents and local police are forced to take and what they endure when a killer inserts himself into their calm and peaceful existence.

 

            Zoe St Clare lawyer and professor of forensic sciences has relocated to the island to escape a gruesome past filled with murder and mayhem and the lingering memories of a brutal murderer. The island Police Chief Rolando Castaneda enlists her aid in hunting a serial killer when an horrific series of incidents threaten to put a damper on the event that brings more business to the island in one week than all the rest of the year put together and to leave the Police Chief without a job.

 

The year round residents and law enforcement are bracing themselves for the onslaught of tourists attending the week-long celebration when the faceless body of a bride is discovered on the beach moments before her wedding ceremony is to begin. This is only the first of a series of grizzly incidents involving an elusive and insidious killer who can’t possibly be human and do the unspeakable things that he does. The island has never experienced such horror.

 

Zoe faces much more than she bargained for when she becomes mired in a frightening ordeal that involves her former life in New York City. She struggles personally with the similarities between the killings on the island and the murders that have been haunting her.

 

In the middle of his campaign for re-election and the worst heat wave in the history of the Florida Keys, Chief Castaneda assisted by Zoe St Clare makes a desperate attempt to keep his job and to figure out if there is more than one madman on the island before the killer strikes again.

 

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bill johnstone
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The author has been a journalist for more than 30 years, among the many news outlets for which he has worked are The Times, the BBC and UPI. He has taught journalism in the USA and the UK. He has lived for many years in London and Washington where this story is set.

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The story is a political thriller. The shooting of US senator Charles McKinsey and the near fatal car crash of media tycoon John Rochester, both in Washington, trigger an investigation by reporter Mike McCabe.

The story that unfolds is a thrilling contemporary tale of violence, political intrigue, conspiracy and duplicity, involving power, the banks, the security agencies and basic human frailty.

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Author:
kangwa
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I am a Therapist and a Christian. I have seen that insummountable tragedy can happen to people but "joy  comes in the morning". There is always hope.

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THE SURVIVING CHILD IS A HISTORICAL FICTION BOOK.

IT STARTS WITH A COUPLE IN A SMALL VILLAGE WHOM TRAGEDY BEFALLS ,ONE AFTER ANOTHER AND THREATENS THEIR MARRIAGE . THE BEGINING ALSO DESCRIBES MICROCOSM SOCIETY IN THE COUNTRY. EVENTUALLY THIS NEWLY MARRIED COUPLE HAVE THEIR FOURTH CHILD GREG AND SUBSEQUENTLY LOVE IS REBORN IN THE RELATIONSHIP AND HOME.

GREG GROWS INTO A FINE YOUNG MAN, BUT ALSO ENCOUNTERS HIS OWN CHALLENGES . IN THE END GREG WOULD APPEAR TO BE THE ONE WHO TRIUMPS, BUT TO VARIED LEVELS  EVERYONE IN THE BOOK  COME THROUGH AND ARE SURVIVORS WITH HOPE.

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Author:
Daniel Raynes
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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.

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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:

  • How to Create Vivid Settings: Simple, easy to do exercises that will paint your imagination onto the page and drop you and your readers right into your fully-realized fictional world.
     
  • Old Writing Tips and Tricks: Storytelling is nothing new. Learn timeless techniques to keep a fast paced plot and unpredictable characters – and these methods work regardless of the plot or genre of your novel. They’re story-telling tricks.
     
  • A Writer’s Block Sledgehammer: Unearth an endless well of writing ideas and discover ways to jumpstart your thoughts onto the page. Not to mention, a no-nonsense wake-up call for all you perfectionists out there! (Myself included.)
     
  • Novels and Other Formats: Learn how screenwriting, playwriting, poetry, journalism, and even video games can impact your style, for better or worse, and how they’re all family members of the written word.
     
  • How to Write Dialogue: Write realistic dialogue that plays off of the action and description instead of just repeating them. Reveal your characters and plot without boring exposition, too!
     
  • How to Write Action: See how to write fight scenes by focusing on the emotions of your events, and then stir those same intense feelings within your readers’ minds.
     
  • How to Write Description: Use similes and metaphors that focus on the meaning of your plot and the experience of your characters, and then revise your way to a polished final draft with a steady stream of thoughts.
     
  • The Emotion of Your Words: Revise your “informational” sentences into emotional, stylistic prose that creates the story in your reader’s head instead of just informing them about it.
     
  • Get Off the Nose: Don’t say what you mean! It kills the mood. Suggest what you mean and give your audience space to get their emotions involved. Don’t commit a common rookie mistake and be “on the nose.”
     
  • Research, Research, Research: Find out how to research your novel and discover the most important question you have to ask, which very few people actually do.
     
  • How to Become a Writer: From writing in layers to how to get the most out of a creative writing class, you’ll learn how to approach your craft from start to finish.

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!

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Author:
Christine H. Huynh, M.D.
About the Author:

Christine H. Huynh, M.D. has been practicing in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 1998. She treats the physical body, but finds the treatment of mental illness equally important. Here, she shares a topic that is dear to her heart: her understanding of the philosophy and practice of Buddhism, inspired by the innumerable and delightful sermons from the Venerable Thích Pháp Hòa.

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The Symbolisms in Buddhism is a translation of the sermons delivered by the Venerable Thích Pháp Hòa. It is a contemporary writing to reveal the symbolisms associated with the Buddha's teachings and philosophies and demonstrate how they can be applied to our everyday practice. It is written in a format that is engaging and easy to comprehend. This writing is for those who are eager to discover the Dharma teachings that are hidden in the statues and decorations at the Buddhist temple, the ceremonies and rituals at the altar, and the Pali and Sanskrit translations of the Sutras. Buddhism is generally well-known as a practice of meditation and mindfulness. However, it is important to understand the history and philosophies of what the Buddha taught in order to practice the teachings at a deeper level. There are 48 beautiful hand drawn illustrations to facilitate the understanding of the symbolisms and correlate to the descriptions.

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Author:
David Joseph
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David Joseph is a veteran Air Force Flyer. While in the Air Force, he flew on the HH-53, HH-3, HC-130, C-141, and KC-10 aircraft, and traveled to every continent in the world. His travels and experiences provide unlimited material for writing.
He is the author of Korea x 2, Silent Six, and Putin’s Gold, a military thriller Trilogy, set on the Korean peninsula, The Bully & Other Stories, and the three best-selling novelettes, The Great Hijacking, Putin's Shoot-down! and Codename: Alps. He is currently writing a short story collection called Stories From The Abyss, The Blind Gardener, and a novel about expelling the Russians from Crimea. He holds a Master of Arts in Military Studies from American Military University.

 "I have twenty short stories and three novels in my head!"

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For many years, I wanted to write a story about the mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana.  Particularly the role of the Air Force in airlifting the remains back to the United States.  I refused to write about it because I thought anything connected with Jonestown should entail one sentence: Guyana was a horrible, horrible event, and the U.S. Military did gruesome things they should never, never had done. 

But as time passed, the fact that I never wrote about Guyana became oddly disturbing.  If you’re a writer, the assimilation of experiences almost obliges you to write about them.  So I wrote Ghost of Guyana.

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Author:
Rhodora M. Fitzgerald
About the Author:

I'm a housewife with an imagination that is always on the move.  I created the beginning of this book while I was working in a factory, sewing covers for theater seats.  I would 'write' in my mind while I sewed, and then put it to paper when I got home from work. An active imagination is a wonderful tool for making a long day pass quickly. 

When we choose to step into the inner realm of imagination we remove the limits placed upon us by the ‘real’ world.  The characters in Willow Crossing find out that the imagination is a powerful thing, when they use it to escape their own realities.  

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This is a fun, imaginative read.  It was written with middle-graders in mind, but college students and even adults have said it's a fun read, because it forced them to use their imagination. 

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David Joseph
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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!"

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Military thriller author David Joseph invites you into the world of 'Spook 50,' tail number 58-0050, a haunted Air Force KC-135. An aircraft so evil no crew members want to fly on it, and no crew chiefs want to work on it. The stories surrounding this aircraft are legend--the problem is they're all true.

SPOOK 50 IS OUT TO GET BOOM OPERATOR BILL FOX.

Welcome to the Niagara Falls Airshow and the debut of the Air Force Thundereagles. There is only one KC-135 to fly in the airshow--Spook 50. But Boom Operator Bill Fox is set to retire from the Air Force and will watch the airshow from the hood of his red '68' Mustang

Novelist David Joseph is the author of Korea x 2 and the short story collection The Bully & Other Stories. Spook 50 is introduced in "Robins in Alaska," Happy Stories, by boom operators telling flying stories over a few beers.

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David Joseph
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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!"

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“The Bully," a cold-war short story classic.  One month after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, a HH-3, Jolly Green, rescue helicopter is sent on a mission north of Iceland to rescue a Russian with a head injury off a fishing trawler.  Pararescuemen Sam Young is lowered on the deck of the trawler and encounters the unexpected--Russian submarines appear and attempt intimidation--but in the end the entire Soviet Northern fleet is the one intimidated. Seven stories that overflow with the danger, excitement, mystery and possibility of life. David Joseph is a writer of astonishing compassion and honesty. His eye set only on describing and revealing the event as he sees it. The Bully shows a gifted military thriller writer emerging. Joseph stories write about military activity as he saw it--with humor, insight, and honesty.

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Julie M. Wood
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The story draws heavily from my various careers in publishing, media, and academia. Several of my screenwriting instructors have reviewed drafts, including Tal McThenia (Gotham Writers, NYC). Tal writes: “What comes roaring through, each and every scene, is not just a sharp wit and an ear/eye for emotional nuance… but a heartfelt connection with the protagonist and her struggle.”

I’ve written professionally for a national audience for many years. Publications include children’s books for HarperCollins, a book about how technology can help struggling readers and writers ("Literacy Online, Heinemann), and an educational book for Harvard Education Publishers that I am co-authoring with an award-winning teacher in the U.K. (see www.juliemwood.com). I’ve also been on the faculty at Harvard University, an experience that offers endless material for fiction writers. 

The locations serve as characters in and of themselves. Those who share my affection for Boston will appreciate the scenes that take place at the Copley Plaza Hotel, Fenway Park (with God) and Johanna's climb to the top of the Citco sign. This is the city my ancestors settled in three generations ago, driven out of Ireland by the Potato Famine. It's my tribute to them.

 

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NOTES FROM HELL’S KITCHEN, an update of the classic tale of Faust, is a romantic comedy/satire about an aspiring media diva, Dr. Johanna Lucky, who must find a way out of the pact she’s made with the Devil or else civilization as we know it will descend into a modern-day version of Hell.

Hell, as we come to know it, is a result of Johanna’s invention—“Thrill TV.” This entertainment experience is so seductive that people lose their souls as they succumb to its promise of wish fulfillment––regardless of the cost.

God arranges a meeting with Johanna to tell her she is furious about her pact with the Devil and insists that she destroy it. Johanna does. But the fallout of this take down wreaks havoc with the Devil, her investors, and her “deep throat” at MIT--the mastermind behind “Thrill TV.”

The location for NOTES FROM HELL’S KITCHEN spans New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, the glittery world of the high-tech industry, and Boston’s Beacon Hill and Fenway Park.

By the end of the screenplay we’ve seen Johanna have it all, lose it, and win it back by doing exactly what the Devil has forbidden--falling in love with Barney, the man whose heart she has routinely trampled.

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David Joseph
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David Joseph is a veteran Air Force Flyer. While in the Air Force, he flew on the HH-53, HH-3, HC-130, C-141, and KC-10 aircraft, and traveled to every continent in the world. His travels and experiences provide unlimited material for writing.
He is the author of Korea x 2, Silent Six, and Putin’s Gold, a military thriller Trilogy, set on the Korean peninsula, The Bully & Other Stories, and the two best-selling novelettes, The Great Hijacking and Putin's Shoot-down! He is currently writing a short story collection called Stories From The Abyss and a novel about expelling the Russians from Crimea. He holds a Master of Arts in Military Studies from American Military University.

 "I have twenty short stories and three novels in my head!"

 

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Korea x2 (Book One)

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.

 

Silent Six (Book Two)

Author David Joseph brings his most intriguing thriller yet—a terrifying story about terrorism and rescue—brilliantly paced with superb nonstop action.   While tracking the 9/11 terrorist hijackers at the “Kuala Lumpur Summit,” the Silent Six team are redirected on a rescue mission of sheer audacity and nerve--rescue a group of children being transported from Camp 14 in North Korea. Here is David Joseph’s heart-stopping masterpiece, a riveting novel about the most diabolical government and criminal syndicate that ever existed—the Kim regime and Office 39.

 

Putin’s Gold (Book Three)

Putin and Kim Jong Un unleash a deadly reign of global terror by hijacking a Malaysian airliner, shooting down a Malaysian airliner, and circulating the “PBF,” the Perfect Ben Franklin.  CIA Director Mike Perry followed the evil Office 39 Director for over thirty years and finally has a chance to eliminate him along with the Kim regime.  As an added bonus, the Federal Reserve cripples the Putin government through manipulating the oil markets, applying economic sanctions, and acquiring huge gold reserves in North Korea.  Putin’s Gold is a shocking novel paralleling real world events.

David Joseph's electrifying conclusion to the Korea Trilogy--now a media tie-in to two airliner incidents--will have you glued to the page right down to the last word.

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          People often ask what made me want to write a book at this stage in my life and career?  Well, I'm not sure really. I guess I had a story in my head that I needed to tell. That often leads them to ask if the book is somewhat autobiographical. The story itself is in no way connected to my life but the interplay between the characters in some cases includes elements of relationships I've had in my time. So I guess the answer is maybe a little bit?

          Some ask why paranormal? I can safely say I've been touched by practically every social disease that exists in one way or another - either personally or with family, friends - be it addiction, violence, disease, incest, mental illness, lack of faith, dysfunction, racism, sexism, or  . . . you name it. I guess these pieces since already explored in my real life, lost some of their horror and only seemed interesting enough to write about when rubbed up against the 'other worldly'.

           Who is Lyla? I get that one from time to time. Throughout the two years it took me to write the book, I believed Lyla to be more closely aligned to my daughter - saucy and sassy personality, appearance, multi-culturalism, etc. But later as I talked about the characters in detail, people closest to me pointed out that Lyla can only be 'me'. I guess I've accepted that to some degree at this point.

          What about Brian, and the sick relationship between he and Lyla? Well, I'll keep the answer to that between my therapist and I.

          And, Ollie? I sometimes think that character represents all I once thought I had to be in life:  self-less, dependable, extremely capable, and hopelessly bound by the past. 

          And well, of course, there's The Bishop. Everybody asks about The Bishop. I can only tell you - He Exists. :)

          Why do I think 'Standing in the Gap' is something special? Well, because I wrote it, of course. :)  But beyond that, it falls outside the commonly defined lines of street lit or urban fiction. While it certainly has its share of drugs, violence and sex, it is not really about street life per se- in fact, I believe its gift is the juxtaposition between those raw elements and that of the magnificent and mystical world of the Seioka (the meaning of which you'll only understand if you read my book).

          From the moment I sat down to key the first words of the book, I knew it would include lots of jaw dropping moments, tear jerker moments, and elements people with high sensibilities might find unacceptable or offensive. I wanted the reader to be completely surprised by the twists and shocked as the shameful secrets are at last revealed. I knew I had to deliver fast-paced action and the romance must be highly charged. I wanted the reader to truly feel it as the characters' lives spun out of control - there could be no 'down time' !

         While paranormal is the backdrop, the story is on the whole a hybrid of a crime thriller, erotica, and a tiny bit of existential philosophy.

         It would bring me absolute delight to have you read my novel!

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What’s left when the truth destroys? Lyla Frazier, trying desperately to put the past and the shame behind her, seeks an answer to that question in Standing in the Gap. Ollie loved Lyla. He loved her in spite of the dark secret, in spite of her mental illness, in spite of the fact she would never love him the way he deserved because no matter how much she wanted to, Lyla couldn’t get a dead man out of her heart.

They believed the horror of the previous year was over, that the cost to end it had been paid with the lives of those they loved. But they were wrong. Soon they would each realize the evil taking place in Arcola was but one step in completing a new and even more sickening campaign to bring forth the Shakshi Mati. Could Lyla stop Noire, the flamboyant, sadistic Seioka at the helm of the new campaign? Would she find a way to let the past go finally, to move on, in love? Or would the darkness envelope her mind again, this time forever? Standing In The Gap is a love story, a story of survival, bravery, and self-discovery.

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Paul R. Clarence
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Paul Clarence is a retired technical professional living in the desert southwest of the United States.  His primary field was electronics maintenance, construction, and development, and he has extensive experience in mechanical systems maintenance and modification.  He has worked in civilian, aerospace, and university environments and holds numerous awards for technical systems development and technical project support functions, and has experience in reverse engineering, QA, technical documentation, and complete systems design.  He says: "My career led me to meeting many interesting people with often incredible, and sometimes terrifying stories to tell.  My father was an excellent story teller whether he was relating actual events or just spinning a tale for pure entertainment, but he excelled at combining the two skills.  Eventually, I was compelled to start writing about what I had learned in a lifetime of listening and reading.  Making the most of my father's storytelling legacy has been one of the more difficult learning curves of my life.  But as is so often true, the very difficult task done well is the most gratifying accomplishment.  Hearing about an excited reader eager for another story is an incredible reward."

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Ride along as FBI agents are ordered to investigate a series of bombings that begin when aliens and bureaucrats that do not trust each other quarrel over a treaty that is worth more if it is broken.

 

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