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  • Erie Spencer - A Darker Shade of Blue

    A Darker Shade of Blue

    The poignant coming of age story of a twelve-year-old, dark-skinned African-American girl named Rena, who grew up in a mulatto family in a small southern town during the 1940s and 50s.

    Rena has to cope with the blatant racism of the time and the tensions over skin color within her own family. She is the first dark-skinned child born to a family of first-generation offspring of people of mixed white and black ancestry. She is forced to confront her mother’s death with a family that sees her as an intruder. Thus, she embarks on a journey of discovery, uncovering family secrets surrounding her birth, her mother’s mental illness, and the motives behind the indifference her family feels toward her.

     

    About the author:

    Erie Spencer grew up in the state of Louisiana, surrounded by a rich history of African-American culture and folklore. She began writing short stories as a hobby, drawing characters with their own language, beliefs and mores from her vivid imagination.

    After high school, she moved to Chicago, Illinois where she earned a Bachelor of General Studies in psychology from Roosevelt University and a Master’s degree in criminal justice from Chicago State University.

    In 2006, she was awarded a grant from the Community Arts Assistance Program from the City of Chicago Cultural Center for Literature.

    $2.99$10.05
  • Shirley Jordan -  A Pretty Face

    A Pretty Face

    Society has taken over how a pretty face should look, so people are doing things out of the norm to become a pretty face to deal with life's challenge.

    About the author:

    Shirley Jordan is a mother of four and a grandmother of five, she was born and raised in Houston Texas and is a true entrepreneur. For ten years she was an owner, founder and operator of PlayHouse Cuts, a hair salon that catered to children of all ages and disabilities.

    $6.04
  • Jay Lillie - Beyond The Dunes

    Beyond The Dunes

    About the author:

    Jay Lillie is known for the novels shown in the trailers, not his short stories; but he had an attic full of shorts when he was 12 years old. The old fire was rekindled when a friend of his ran into an avalanche of peer jealousy and bias as he was promoted over them to do what he was the best qualified to do. We don’t learn his name and you can’t see him . . . but he’s in there beyond the dunes . . . so am I.

    $2.99$9.47
  • Debra G. Watts -front

    CARTER CAR and his Wild & CARazy Birthday

    Today is CARter CAR’s birthday and he is very excited. He and his friends CARissa, CARmen, CARina, CARly, CARlton, CARlos, CARson, CARol, and CARey celebrate a little too CARazy throughout the day. See how his party gets a bit out of control.

     

    About the author:

    Debra G. Watts is a retired teacher who resides in the small community of Harrodsburg located in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. She has authored a music teaching guide entitled “Listening Guides for America’s Greatest Musicals”. Currently, Debra is an MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) Supervisor for the University of the Cumberlands where she mentors Practicum and Student Teachers.

    $2.99$10.68
  • Deadly Treasure

    Deadly Treasure

    In a daring move, President Jack Royce and Admiral L. Charles Runion enlist the help of Captain James Shepherd, who gathers an elite force of SEALS and Marines to launch a new strategy against terrorism against America. Twelve men, staunch and true, prove that defending freedom is not an outdated ideal. Omega Force is born, and Bring It Up, a Maritime Search and Rescue company becomes the perfect cover. Under a new paradigm, America’s enemies within are faced with an invisible and powerful force that reveals their treason and uncovers their
    nefarious plot to destroy this great nation.

    About the Author:

    Bill Bennett served as a pastor for 37-years, taught U.S. History and English, served as a special deputy sheriff (marine search and rescue, lake patrol, shore patrol in Indiana), and currently serves as Director of
    Education, Family Visitation Center Program Director and teaches at Grace Resources, Inc. in Lancaster, CA. Married 44-years, he and Cathy have three children, all grown and married, and at present, eight grandchildren.

    $19.15
  • Jay Lillie - Four

    Four

    A young boy’s aspirations take him on a dangerous ride into the Eye of a bad
    storm and the land of adult infidelity.

    About the author:

    Author Jay Lillie, a Manhattan based lawyer, has travelled the globe representing
    American business clients and foreign banks and insurance companies regarding
    their investments in the U.S. His novels reflect the cultures and people of the
    many environments in which he has been employed to solve problems and close
    deals. The acclaimed Pacific Rebound is international suspense at its best and
    takes us from Manhattan, throughout what the author coins AustralAsia, to
    Japan, and the Great Australian Desert. His novels, Havana Passage, Justice,
    and Gitmo take place closer to home but feast on the same global awareness
    Jay Lillie brings to the stage of life. His characters are fictitious, but places and
    situations are very real, including those within the workings of Capital Hill
    and Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC, where most international lawyers
    spent the rest of their time. Jay’s experience racing sailboats in his teens, as a
    Naval Officer, and Bermuda Race veteran, brings the plot of FOUR to life.

    $2.99$11.05
  • Hate in Those Eyes

    Hate in Those Eyes: Bullying To Die For

    At age 85 I had published my first “Tryist” as an author, “A Cruise To Die For.” I referred to it as my Mini “Novel” covering 50 pages that can be read going up the elevator, great during halftime and easily slid under the door of your neighbor when finished.

    My current work “Voyage to Cryon”, deals with Cryonics, the preservation of humans in ice chambers with the
    hope of resuscitation in the future. A scheduled Anti-Aging Cruise sponsored by the Cosmetic industry changes course to indoctrinate unsuspecting candidates to prospective reincarnation and lasting life.

    My third book “Tunnel Vision” not yet published may be wallet size.

    “What’s it like being 80” is somewhat biographical and a comical relief in accepting yourself being “old”
    and left to the reader to edit his own experiences in this Octogenarian Society, with limited (By attrition) membership. I have recently combined six books, “A Cruise to Die For”, “Tunnel”, “Diner for Two”, “Walk with the Son”, “What’s it Like Being 80” and “Cryon” into One volume entitled, “The Books of Rathe.”

    I have just completed “Hate in Those Eyes” and “Octogenarian Guide to \Survival.” (Unedited)

    At age 89 I still have a lust for life or whatever is left of it, so I keep on writing until the Great Author Above Closes His book on me.

    $7.13
  • Hope Betrayed

    HOPE BETRAYED: A Stripping of TRUST

    James Armstrong, a man diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and his traveling companion, an attractive physician from Italy are chased around the world in a dangerous cat and mouse game by pursuers that want to keep their secret protected and their millions protected. Adding to James urgency is the diagnosis of his sixteen year old daughter with same disease.

    About the Author:

    Mr. Kuhn resides in Reno, Nevada. Mr. Kuhn has two young adult children and a grand-daughter. His daughter is the Vice principal of an elementary school and his son is an environmental engineer. Mr. Kuhn has had the privilege of traveling through Southeast Asia for work and many spots in Europe for pleasure. His writing style is largely based on personal experiences and stories he brings to life in riveting prose. Mr. Kuhn’s writing skills developed after many years of technical writing in the environmental field. Mr. Kuhn has a bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a master’s degree from the University of Nevada at Reno.

    Later in life, Mr. Kuhn found his voice as a recreational writer after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Today he manually types his manuscripts with one finger while entrenched in his wheelchair. He writes fictional stories in the adventure, mystery and science fiction genres. He also writes short stories and poems.

    Mr. Kuhn seeks to convey answers to mysteries we encounter in very day life. It is his hope to make us all question and seek the truth behind life’s surprises. If he is successful in making just one of his readers ask why, he deems himself a triumph in making us question a little above and beyond the ordinary.

    $16.99
  • Mara Entering the Book

    Mara Entering the Book

    Mara is a teenager who likes to read. She always thought it would be fun to pretend to be one of the characters in a book. A new one was on the market and came recommended. Her interest was activated, and she bought the book. Once her chores were done, she climbed to the attic and began to read. She heard the caution, watch what you wish for, yet moved forward anyhow.

    About the Book:

    Sharron L. Ensign is a published author and spends her time writing in her home state. She enjoys reading, traveling, and meeting new people. Her dream is to be able to travel some of the world where she has not been before. She is a published, as an author, international poet where she received an award, and short story writer. Her book is available to blind people via the Montana Library. An invite to an International book show was presented and she attended. Now it is time to return to writing.

    $13.96
  • Nanny in Prada

    Nanny In Prada

    She wore shiny red spiked open toed extremely high heels. I guess to look taller than her five-foot
    frame. These shoes not acceptable for work attire and would be destructive if someone stepped on
    your foot or used them as a weapon. However, this endearing woman who came to help me raise my
    children was too impressive for me to notice. Her name Mnemosyne, how impressive a soft woman
    with a silky dress and a gentle disposition, I could not have wished for a better nanny than what she
    appeared.

    About the Author:

    My name is Michelle Vermon-Vondra. I published two poetry books under the pen name Shelly V
    Vondra that were my first creations. One was My Life in A Nutshell and the other Pancakes for Sasha.
    They explain life growing up with my family, friends and children. I am publishing my first short story,
    Nanny in Prada, in hopes that my readers will be interested in my abilities to write fictional short stories. This story is based on events in my life, but fictional to keep my readers interest. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to keep the readers I have and introduce myself to any new readers of interest. I am a mother of three children that are now grown and accomplished and love writing fictional based short stories. You will find I love getting to the point and find that writing a novel will be my focus someday in the future. Thank you for reading!

    $5.67