Making the Low Notes: A Life in Music

Bill Harrison

A bass player navigates his way through the muddy waters of Chicago’s music scene

Bill Harrison chronicles his journey from bumbling music student to successful professional bass player in late twentieth-century Chicago. Told with a mixture of wry humor and hard-won insight, Making the Low Notes gives readers an insider’s peek into the prosaic life of a working musician.
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Power, Passion, and Faith: Emmy Carlsson Evald, Suffragist and Social Activist

Sharon M. Wyman

It is the morning of July 1, 1938, and New York City is just beginning to stir. For Emmy Evald, it is a day of reckoning.

Born the daughter of a pioneer preacher in 1857 in Geneva, Illinois, Emmy Evald grew up in the poor section of Chicago known as “Swede Town.” Despite her humble beginnings, she became one of the most influential and remarkable Swedish American women of her day.
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Women of the Plains: A Tale of 100,000 Years Ago

Brandon S. Pilcher

Set in eastern Africa 100,000 years ago, Women of the Plains tells the story of a confrontation between two cultures of early Homo sapiens, the ancestors of all modern human beings. When the young huntress Oja gets separated from her nomadic band after a hunting accident, she finds herself in a strange place where the people have settled into permanent villages. As she struggles to find her place in this new world, her old friends Uru and Namak go looking for her. Oja must eventually choose between the way of life she has always known and that of the people who have embraced her as one of their own.
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Priestess of the Lost Colony

Brandon S. Pilcher

A headstrong Egyptian priestess, her brother, their sacked colony—and a rescue mission.

When Itawaret’s beloved Per-Pehu falls to the tyrannical Scylax, she and her brother Bek lead a mission to save her captured people and depose Scylax. Along the way, they run into all kinds of perils, friends, and foes—and beasts sent by an angry goddess. Set in ancient Greece 3,500 years ago, this is a tale blending magical realism with history, high adventure with discovery . . . and Itawaret’s determination to save her people while learning her heart’s desires and realizing her deeper purpose.
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Brother Cobweb

Alfred Eaker

All Calvin Elkan has ever wanted to do is escape his mother and her Pentecostal church, the Lighthouse.

Brother Cobweb is a coming-of-age saga with a misfit, paradoxical artist at its center. Alfred Eaker’s debut novel seeks to change perspectives through innovative language, dark humor, and marginalized subculture. A surreal and provocative odyssey, it is sure to strike a nerve as it exposes the abuses and hypocrisy of an all-too-familiar Midwestern evangelical church.
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The Block Manager: A True Story of Love in the Midst of Japanese American Internment Camps

Judy Mundle

A Japanese American woman’s life in US internment camps and post-war Japan

The Block Manager is the gripping memoir of Janet, an American-born child of Japanese immigrants, and her family's internment after Pearl Harbor. Due to her fluency in English and Japanese, Janet is selected to be a block manager. Mundle beautifully captures the uncertainty surrounding the internment camps and the gaman—patience with dignity—of the detainees.
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The Ridgewalkers: When Legend Becomes an Encounter

Greg Walter

The legend of Bigfoot—and an astonishing showdown involving hired hunters, a sinister collector, the U.S. government . . . and a magical, otherworldly twist.

High adventure, legend and magical realism sweep together in The Ridgewalkers, the riveting novel of Alex Boldway, and his actions that lead to a climactic showdown rife with danger, rescue, heroism . . . and an enduring environmental message from the beings he protects.
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The Sweden File: Memoir of an American Expatriate

Bruce Stevens Proctor and Alan Robert Proctor

What leads a top-secret war-policy insider to desert during the Vietnam War?

A hybrid memoir set against a half century across two continents, The Sweden File is composed of letters to and from Bruce from 1968 to 1972, his reminiscences forty years later, and his brother Alan’s reflections in 2014. At a time when the US has been in constant conflict for eighteen years—longer than the Vietnam War—Bruce’s musings on peace, war, and government deception have a vital urgency.
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Wide as the Wind

Edward Stanton

The lyrical tale of a boy, a girl, their island, and how they saved it.

Wide as the Wind is the first novel to deal with the stunning, tragic history of Easter Island (Vaitéa). It could be described as quest fiction for all ages in the line of Tolkien’s The Hobbit, but it is set in the real world, not Middle-earth. Wide as the Wind portrays Polynesian voyages across the Pacific Ocean in canoes with no metal parts or instruments: the greatest adventure in human prehistory, as bold as modern space voyages (National Geographic).
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Treading Water at the Shark Café: A Memoir of the Yugoslav Wars

Lyndon Back

Heartbreak and hope, a Quaker mom's mission of peace in war-torn Yugoslavia.

Treading Water at the Shark Café is an American Quaker woman’s extraordinary journey of witness and discovery from her suburban Philadelphia home to the war zones of the former Yugoslavia. Set against a background of violence, her story focuses on young people—often forgotten in times of war—who lived outside the spotlight.
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Robert Yehling

Music. Love won, lost, regained. Festivals. Tours. Legends. Welcome to Voices.

Legendary rock-and-roll singer/songwriter Tom Timoreaux, who like many began during San Francisco’s epochal Summer of Love, emerges from a long retirement with his band, the Fever. Voices is a father-daughter-daughter relationship journey set against a half-century of rock and roll, where love and healing are always possible and music speaks louder than words.
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Tuck & Kara Get a Snow Day

Gina M. Sanfilippo

A husky is a girl's best friend.

When twelve-year-old Kara heard the weather report—seven inches of snow overnight—she plans a wonderful day of sledding with her Siberian husky dog, Tuck. Join Tuck & Kara on their adventure!
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Resting Places

Michael C. White

A woman’s journey of self-discovery and spiritual awakening

Resting Places is an inspiring, upbeat story, a tale of real faith in what we cannot see except with our hearts, a novel that follows a character from despair to hope, from despondency to renewal.
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The Fragrance of Angels: An Accident, a Taste of Eternity, and a New Life

Martha Brookhart Halda

It happened in an instant: a car crash, thrown from the vehicle, pronounced clinically dead while lying on the road, rotors turned off the Life Flight helicopter—and then swept into eternity . . . only to return, after being pronounced dead three times, to a far different life.

Welcome to The Fragrance of Angels, Martha Brookhart Halda’s memoir about time on the other side—and how and why she reshaped and developed a new purpose in life after it became more fraught with challenge after visiting heaven.
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Wherever God Takes Me: A Memoir

Senol Kiane

Granted with an extraordinary gift from a young age, Senol Kiane shares the story of his life and out-of-body experiences which have spanned his entire life. Join him on his visits to and from heaven, hear his conversations with angels, and find a renewed sense of self and spirituality. No matter your beliefs, Wherever God Takes Me will lead you through a remarkably uplifting journey of love, hope, and inspiration.

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Writes of Life: Using Personal Experience in Everything You Write

Second Edition

Robert Yehling

The IPPY Award–winning Writes of Life begins where your personal experiences and pen intersect—the starting point for great stories that touch others. In this compact book, journey to learn and practice the many ways to turn your experiences into compelling memoirs, short stories, essays, lyrics, poems, fiction, journaling, and articles of all types.
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The Write Time: 366 Exercises to Fulfill Your Daily Writing Life

Second Edition

Robert Yehling
Compiled by Melissa Jenkins

Robert Yehling's collection of 366 writing exercises for people of all ages and skill levels guides you to explore aspects of yourself through daily experiences,nature, your personality, your character, and your soul.
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D-A-T-I-N-G Your Customer®

A Relationship Manual

James D. Feldman, CSP™, CITE, CPIM, CPC®, CPT®, MIP, PCS, Transformation Advisor

Creating a Customer-centric relationship is much like dating, uncovering levels of trust and satisfaction. Over the past few decades, James Feldman has become one of marketing and innovation's most provocative thinkers and speakers. D-A-T-I-N-G Your Customer® challenges businesses to change how they think via six simple, pragmatic shifts.
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Through The Eyes of a Young Physician Assistant

Sean Conroy, PA-C

This memoir follows Conroy around the state, from one rotation to another, as he grows in knowledge and maturity. It tells the tales (some humorous, some harrowing, and occasionally heartbreaking) of patient encounters in wide variety of settings with individuals from all walks of life.
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Caulerpa Conquest: A Biological Eradication on the California Coast

Eric Noel Muñoz

The first known Western Hemisphere detection of the invasive seaweed Caulerpa taxifolia occurred in Southern California, at San Diego County's Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad. Caulerpa Conquest is the true story of the 2000 to 2006 precedent-setting local eradication effort inspired by missed opportunities and lessons learned from the Mediterranean Sea.
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Ever Faithful to His Lead: My Journey Away from Emotional Abuse

Kathleen Pooler

Nothing can rescue her until she decides to rescue herself.

Kathy loses touch with the faith she was brought up with as she attempts to find her way in the world, leaving her stable roots for adventure and romance. Despite a spiritual prophecy, self-defeating detours take her through a series of heartbreaking events.
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Confessions of An Imperfect Caregiver

Bobbi Carducci

Bobbi Carducci was an in-home caregiver for her father-in-law, Rodger, for seven years. They dealt with Schizophrenia, Parkinson’s Disease, Age Related Dementia, Dysphagia, C.O.P.D., and Congestive Heart Failure.
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An Incredible Talent for Existing: A Writer's Story

Pamela Jane

From her vividly evoked existential childhood (“the only way I would know for sure that I existed was if others—lots of others—acknowledged it”) to writing her first children’s book on a sugar high during a glucose tolerance test, Pamela Jane takes the reader along on a highly entertaining personal, political, and psychological adventure.

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Act Well Your Part: A Tribute to David W. Wiley

Anna K. Wiley

Anna K. Wiley tells the full story of their family drama in the world of a theatre professor in the latter half of the twentieth century. Follow Anna and David’s journey through a life of love and happiness, followed by a profound grief when inadequate medical care resulted in David’s death.

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Beyond Theory: Practical Strategies Making a Difference in Schools

Tyrone Olverson, Dr. Catherine L. Barnes & Scott Taylor

Positively impact student learning with strategies your professional learning community can implement immediately. Tyrone Olverson, Cathy Barnes and Scott Taylor collectively bring together over 75 years of classroom, supervisory and administrative experience in schools across the United States.
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Coyote-meeter's Abyss

Robert L. Hunton

Strange night sounds and halos of light are appearing in the night sky above Baboquivari, sacred mountain of the Tohono O’odham. Eerie sounds of weeping echo through the dark canyons. Two reservation men are fiercely attacked by spirits of the dead near the Mexican border!
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Secrets of the Medicine Pouch

Robert L. Hunton

Crystals filled with mysterious powers. Hidden wisdom protected by ancient spirits. A desert people on the edge of destruction! With his final breath, Chief Jonathan Gray Horse, known as ‘coyote-meeter,’ foresees catastrophe for the Tohono O’odham nation. A mysterious sickness, dying livestock, and a disastrous fire are only the beginning! Wise Joseph and his grandson Danny Rivas risk their lives to unravel the secrets of Jonathan’s medicine pouch and save their people. Will they find and decipher the ancient wisdom of the O’odham in time?
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Gift of the Desert Dog

Robert L. Hunton

A twelve year-old Tohono O'odham boy and his grandfather embark on a hazardous journey across borderland desert to the summit of legendary Baboquivari Peak to seek the spirits of their ancestors. Treacherous mountain passes, ruthless drug smugglers, and the mystery of ancient petroglyphs prove the ultimate test of their dedication to one another on a quest to where I'itoi, the first O'odham, walked Mother Earth.

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Playgrounds and Minefields

Olivia Grace

Olivia Grace captures the human experience in her revealing and highly emotional poetry. Honest and unapologetic, she believes poetry should deeply touch the heart and free our feelings. Playgrounds and Minefields launches a vibrant poetic voice, free of the cryptic technicalities of classic and contemporary poetry.
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Devil's Moon

Matthew Marine

Secrets shrouded in a tourist town. An FBI agent tortured by his past. A murder the local police don’t want solved.
"Fast-paced yet beautifully evocative, DEVIL'S MOON is a thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end."
—J Carson Black, Author of The Shop
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Change of Heart

Mitchell Fink

A Black Man, A White Woman, A Heart Transplant and A True Love Story
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The Eternal Struggle: Two Worlds, One War

James Rourke

Niccolo Bontecelli and Seamus O’Malley thought their afterlife would simply be a peaceful journey to Heaven. Little did they suspect their path would lead through Hell!
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Turtle's Dream

Delphina Nova

When Turtle dreams Mother Earth is in trouble, Turtle springs into action. Can Turtle come up with a plan to save Turtle Island? With no time to lose, Turtle sets out in the forest to share the Dream. Now, will the Animals and People play their part?

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Yü: A Ross Lamos Mystery

Joy Shayne Laughter

Forbidden love, the Imperial Court of the Han Dynasty, jades worth millions on the black market . . . Ross Lamos, 21st Century Karmic Detective, knows that somehow, the history of the three jades is his as well.

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Happiness Awaits You!

Happiness Awaits You! began with one woman’s desire to bring more happiness into the world. She realized loss and other life changing events often cause us to lose sight of the people and things that bring us joy. Sixty-eight true stories, written by fourty-four authors who have overcome adversity or found hope by exploring the mystical aspects of life, have been gathered to help readers find the peace and contentment that awaits them.

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Moochi's Mariachis

Mary Ann Hutchison

Their teen friendship is tight, forged by their love of Mariachi music and their shared dream. It seemed so easy to Moochi, Chico, Ladybug and Turo—work hard and save the money needed for the trip from their small Arizona town to Tucson, to take part in the Annual International Mariachi Conference. No worries, until the strength of their friendship is tested and then shaken by unforeseen problems that shatter their security and trust, threaten to break up their band, and force them to deal with an intolerance they’ve never felt before. The answers they need may lie in the surrounding desert that has always offered them peace, as well as danger.

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Cactus Cymry: Influential Welsh in the Southern Arizona Territory

Jude Johnson

They left Wales—legendary land of Celts, King Arthur, and their embolic Red Dragon—for opportunity and new identity in the hostile Wild West: the Arizona Territory. Some were honest hard workers, others were con men and outlaws. Some faded into obscurity. Some changed not only the Territory, but influenced the nation. These are true stories of Welshmen who left their mark on Tucson, Tombstone, Bisbee, and beyond.

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The Street Corner Ching

Randy Handley

The Street Corner Ching presents the ancient Chinese source of wisdom, the I Ching, in terms a modern westerner can easily understand. Now, with just three coins, paper and pen, and this book, you can draw on this fascinating and uncannily insightful divination tool to examine life, the universe and . . . pretty much everything!

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Cascabel: Treachery's Reward

M.A. Hutchison

The wide-open Western Frontier in 1865 paints the backdrop for murder and revenge. A young man's manic need to avenge the deaths of his family is aided by an Apache woman warrior. Skilled in the art of war and killing, she becomes his teacher and lover.

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The Hummingbird Review Vol. 2 No. 1

The Hummingbird Review promotes fine writing by publishing both new writers and fully established literary figures. The review is committed to portraying the beauty and challenges of life - the full human experience - through literature and art, and promotes cross-cultural writing in all forms.
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The Hummingbird Review Vol. 1 No. 2

The Hummingbird Review promotes fine writing by publishing both new writers and fully established literary figures. The review is committed to portraying the beauty and challenges of life—the full human experience—through literature and art, and promotes cross-cultural writing in all forms.

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The Hummingbird Review Vol. 1 No. 1

The Hummingbird Review promotes fine writing by publishing both new writers and fully established literary figures. The review is committed to portraying the beauty and challenges of life—the full human experience—through literature and art, and promotes cross-cultural writing in all forms.

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