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  • If It's Worth Doing, It's Worth Doing Well

    If It’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing Well

    Ken Wiginton and his sister were raised by their loving and incredible mother in Ballinger, Texas. Because their mother doesn’t have the resources to send them both to school, Mr. Wiginton worked hard to find a way to change their lives. After his senior year, he was fortunate enough to receive a full athletic scholarship to play football and basketball at San Angelo Junior College for a year and then transferred to Sam Houston State University.

    His four years in college were very significant for him. He enjoyed playing football and basketball. He met new friends and married the best-looking girl on campus. They were blessed with 2 beautiful children, Lee Glyndon Wiginton and Jill Ann Wiginton.

    If it’s Worth Doing, It’s worth Doing Well is a book about his High School Coaching career which began in 1963 up to 1999, Thirty-Six glorious years of doing something he loved and got paid for. This book will walk you through all his Ups and Downs as a coach, the schools he worked for and the athletes he coached.

    Author Bio

    Ken Wiginton is an award-winning basketball and football coach and was a health instructor in eight different schools for 36 years. He spends most of his time supporting his son Lee Wiginton who is following his footsteps as a coach. Currently, he lives in Lampasas Texas with his wife and cat.

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  • It's About Time To Get Up

    It’s About Time To Get Up

    This real life adventure is about persistence which has always been with me. Persisting to be the best at whatever I do, would lead me to a successful life. I faced many path ending situations and obstacles along the way. My story is rich with memories, fun, love, adventure, happiness, unbelievable dog escapades, comedy, death, sadness, and conflicts. A conflict with my boss ended with me quitting and my boss retaliating against my wife who later died from brain cancer. A conflict with a neighbor whose Pit Bull attacked causing my broken hip. Is there justice and success?

    Author Bio

    Gary Slemaker is a first time book writer. The idea came from his dog and a friend to write an autobiography of his life. He graduated from high school ranked 83rd out of 390 students. He attended various colleges and has earned credits over the requirement for an AA degree. The colleges were CSUN in Northridge, CA and Pasadena City College in Pasadena, CA. He submitted a poem that was selected and recognized by the International Library of Poetry. He produced many analytical screens of data for over 15 years that were published in a daily national business newspaper.

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    JUSTIFIED LICENSE TO KILL

    This is the true-life, roller coaster-ride story of a multi-talented, Earth-toned American singer, musician, and comedian, born and raised in Portland, Oregon, who survived a bullish upbringing that left him with a sense of unworthiness and not belonging, which metastasized into a wall of hopeless resentment and led to a rebellious, systemic journey of grapefruit-sour relationships, including a bogus military-based marriage, followed by a dysfunctional relationship in college, which led to a disastrous internship with the Portland Fire Department. He recognized early on his susceptibility to alcohol, and fell in love with a succession of women well-versed in the art of manipulation, relationships he respectfully describes as strange grapefruits. Having become involved in a biracial romantic entanglement, he relocated to the City of Seaside on the Pacific Northwest Oregon coast, working his way up to the position of supervisor of that city’s most popular beachfront hotel. However, he bites off more than he can chew as he is a convenient and continuous target, of police brutality, and endemic, rural-region bullying racism for eleven consecutive months. While attending the post-nuptial reception of a friend, he and the newlywed bride find themselves cornered by an invading gang of racist bikers with murder on their minds, which turns into an all-out melee in the host’s kitchen. After forcefully subduing the leader of the pack, he is elevated to instantaneous-hero status by the Seaside Police Department, who do a one-hundred-eighty degree turnabout regarding their treatment of a civilian they now hold in high regard. Despite this newly developed détente with the town heat, our plucky protagonist is still faced with another two-and-a-half years of constant death threats from the remainder of the notorious biker gang out of Portland, Oregon, who try to exact their racist revenge when they corner our hero once again. He escapes their clutches through a strange twist of fate, is arrested, charged with another infraction, goes to trial, and is found not guilty, twice, for acting in self-defense; Double jeopardy in a court of law, due to racism in the State of Oregon = Justified License To Kill in the eyes of the law.

  • Living a Second Chance

    Living a Second Chance

    A Story of Survival

    Fred grew up in the city with not a lot of money. As a young man he survived a terrible accident, only to find himself paralyzed from the neck down and his fiancée dead. But with two children to think of, he couldn’t give in to despair.
    Waking from a months-long coma, he endured many surgeries and much physical therapy, went into a nursing home, and learned everyday living all over again. Breathing, talking, eating, drinking, and sitting up in a chair. Through all the hard work, pain, and humiliation, he fought for a second chance at life. It was all worth it to be with his family.

    Fredrick Sipe was born in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1976. He is a quadriplegic and lives at home with his mother and two kids. His family overcame a lot of tragedies in their lives. So Fredrick decided to write about his accident, and other things that happened throughout his life.

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  • Memories of My Misadventures

    Memories of My Misadventures

    Peter VanNest grew up in a religious and somewhat dysfunctional family during World War II. In later life, he recalls some of the incidents from his late elementary and junior high years, reflecting on how he seemed to have a penchant for getting into trouble. His talent for innocently blundering into misadventure is both amusing and thought-provoking. He ruminates about religion, shares his curiosity about sex, gets into trouble with the family car, and acts out his fascination with fire. Each of the 15 stories, which are recounted with humor and sensitivity, will take you back to your own early years, and make you grateful that you survived your youthful indiscretions.

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  • Memories; Argentina, Austria, and the United States

    Memories; Argentina, Austria, and the United States

    This book features Esther’s Biography

    Author Bio:

    Esther T. Surany (Ethel) started her artistic career in 1996 in Los Angeles by studying Watercolor with Ed Krimston at San Fernando Valley, CA. Later that year she continued her studies of various media with Marilyn Lazarus. She furthered her talent from 1997 to 2001 at Pierce Colllege in Woodland Hills CA. Also for two years she has studied with Rosa Odow and continued to do until her move to Sun City Anthem. She has been a past board member of the San Fernando Valley Art Club, a member of the San Fernando Watercolor Society and the Pacific Art Guild and was a member of the Nevada Watercolor Society, the Boulder City Art Guild and the City Light Artist’s Gallery and Co-Op. She holds a Teaching Certificate in Multi-dimensional Paper Art with Miju Lee and “Simple Painting” by Frank Clark. With her first love for abstract art she also taught Watercolor, Acrylic, Collage and Cloisonne techniques at Sun City Anthem, Jo Ann,and the Department of Parks and Recreation. In the past her art was juried-in at many places including the Derfield Center Exhibition and the Las Vegas Fine Arts Museum. She has received many awards for her art.

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    Miz Bambo

    Carol Craig Cowan-Lanyon had an idyllic childhood. Her mother, “Miz Bambo,” embodied comfort, filling her world with art and magic. Her father kept her safe and told her she could be anything she wanted to be. But when Carol’s father died just before her fifteenth birthday, the foundations began to crack. Without warning, Bambo became volatile and impossible to please. And at the end of Carol’s sophomore year in college, Bambo disrupted all of her plans for the future with a declaration: they would be spending the next year abroad. What followed was the adventure of a lifetime. Though rooming with her mother didn’t exactly represent the bohemian freedom Carol had yearned for, their experiences together would teach her how much she still had to learn about the world-and force her to grow up in ways she couldn’t have anticipated. Miz Bambo tells the story of a unique mother-daughter bond, and of mysteries that will forever remain unsolved.

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    Molly

    The story Molly is about a little black girl named Molly who goes through trials and tribulations of pain and suffering and has to watch her parents brutally beaten and her dad is fatally wounded by a gang member from a past mistake which is ultimately drug related and results in his violent death at the hands of mobsters and the KKK’s.

    Molly grows up learning the truth about her mother being nearly fatally beaten at the hands of the gang members and KKK’s she is just an innocent bystander who just happens to be a target of the horrible crime.

    Molly ends up going through racism brutality verbal assault and sexually assault by the hands of Caucasian men and by the KKK members she ends up getting help by a mysterious man whom he saves her by defending her and fighting off the men.

    He later takes her to his hide out and then later tells his wife of her troubled life by what Molly had told him previously.

    The old man is named Ronald Stinger and the older lady is named Debra Stinger.

    Molly ends up meeting two white girls named Summer and r Rain who become her friends and help her gain independence and control of her life she later learns that the people responsible for her father’s death were the KKK’s and the mobsters and to Molly’s surprise the leader of the clan was the two girl’s father whom Molly became friends with and the helped her face all her struggles in life. Summer and
    Rain’s father is against Molly being friends with his girls.

    But after he later goes through suffering of his own with his two girls Rain and Summer being hurt by a gunshot by him unknowingly he has a change of heart and tries to make amends with his demons and he asks for forgiveness from Molly in an apology letter which Molly discovers after his sudden death.

    Molly reunites with her mother who is thought to be dead and she tells Molly of her reason of being gone for so long in a concentration camp hideout by the KKK’s in attempt to kill her she tells Molly of how she escapes and makes it out alive to reunite with her daughter once again.

    The story is about overcoming your challenges and making yourself a better person through the negative situations and make it a positive.

  • Mommy's Coming Home A Little Different

    Mommy’s Coming Home A Little Different

    Yes, Mommy came home a little different that year, but the love that a parent and child shares is magnificently unbelievable and, most importantly, unbreakable!

    Allow my story to assist you on your journey, discovering the fascinating strength we all possess. I hope that a positive outlook and uncompromising expectations take you and your family to a place you may have never known existed.

    This could be a valuable learning experience for everyone involved and, most importantly, for your children.

    I choose to show our children that we have to adapt and adjust throughout our entire life; this is what helps us to have inner strength that will allow us to be successful and accomplish great things.

  • My Father’s Daughter: A Story of Survival, Life, and Lynch Syndrome Hereditary Cancers

    My Father’s Daughter: A Story of Survival, Life, and Lynch Syndrome Hereditary Cancers

    As a child, Lindy Bruzzone knew how she would “someday” die. It would be from cancer as what occurred with almost everyone in her family up to her generation.

    Bruzzone tells the story of an American family coming to America in the early 1600s, through today. Defying the odds of fate while pioneering a new country, the stories Lindy’s ancestors leave behind inspire the following generations to endure future challenges of facing hardship and survival.

    Lindy shares the fear and uncertainty earlier family members experienced living with an unknown hereditary cancer syndrome during the eugenics movement in the early 1900s. Its mission was the mass sterilization of individuals considered “inferior” in an attempt to develop a “better breed” of persons.

    Bruzzone takes the reader inside the notorious San Quentin prison and upon California’s mean streets where she works as a parole agent. There, she learns there are many ways to die as she flirts with danger and defies mortality.
    Finally, embarking upon a genetic journey, Lindy recounts the challenges of her own battles with cancer and how she learns to save her family and herself from hereditary cancers.

    Providing inspiration and serving as a working guide of how one family confronted difficult challenges in life, My Father’s Daughter serves as a guide in how to survive life’s challenges and live with the hereditary cancers of Lynch syndrome.
    This revised 2017 edition of My Father’s Daughter: A Story of Survival, Life and Lynch Syndrome Hereditary Cancers, is scheduled to be released to the public in August of 2017.

    About the Author:

    Lindy Bruzzone is a retired peace officer, an investigator, and an author. In 2007, the diagnosis of a late staged, Lynch syndrome hereditary cancer changed her life. She and her husband Steve founded Lynch Syndrome International, a global, nonprofit organization.

    For five years she served as the CEO and Executive Director. That commitment ended July 1, 2014, when she handed the reins to others to further its development. Lindy and her husband Steve reside in the Southern Nevada desert with their Australian shepherd, Gus.

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