A.L. Tayler, United Kingdom

Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

Smokey and the Mystery of Rabbitina

  • Children
Fiction
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Synopsis

Smokey and Portia become involved in another exciting adventure at Easter time when a ten foot tall white rabbit with big floppy ears called Snowball arrives in their garden. Portia is kidnapped and within a short time Smokey is grabbed by his ears and carried away too. He soon discovers why he and Portia have been transported to the Island of Rabbitina. The island is sinking and all the rabbits need to be rescued. How will Smokey save them? This is a charming and lovely story for younger children that will delight and enchant in turn. The Smokey Books adventure series are created by Anna Louise Tayler. They are based on her families pets. Smokey who plays the lead character is a white Welsh Mountain Pony, whose best friends are Portia and Balou.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

L.A.'s Last Street Cop: Surviving Hollywood Freaks, the Aryan Brotherhood, and the L.A.P.D.'s Homicidal Vendetta Against Me

  • Biography/Memoir
Nonfiction

Synopsis

A vivid, true-life tale of service, survival and sacrifice

This gripping memoir vividly recounts Al Moreno's rise as a gifted and fearless Los Angeles police officer, surviving gangs and homicidal situations in brutal urban war zones as he strove to achieve his personal and professional dreams. Packed with unforgettable scenes of both beauty and despair, it culminates in his vocal stand against corruption within the L.A.P.D., and the political retribution that ensued--a dirty internal investigation that unleashed the murderous vendetta of a violent ex-con from the Aryan Brotherhood.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

Scuba Zak Meets Thaddeus the Barracuda

  • Children
Fiction

Synopsis

Scuba Zak discovers a friend when he meets Thaddeus, a creature with fins. On this great dive adventure, Scuba Zak realizes sometimes things are not always what they seem. Enjoy this rhyming tale of misunderstanding and a newfound friendship. Visit Alice's website: tigerflybooks.com

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

No More Dodging Bullets

  • Biography / Memoir
Nonfiction

Synopsis

After overcoming a heroin addiction in her teenage years and striving to move forward, Amy Herrig faced an entirely different addiction twenty years later: money. She and her father, Jerry Shults, were thriving as the owners of the Gas Pipe stores in Dallas, Texas, as well as other successful businesses, when a government lawsuit threatened to take everything—their businesses, their money, and their freedom. Accused of crimes she hadn’t committed, Amy spent the next four years fighting to stay out of prison, but that wasn’t all she had to fight along the way. When one life-altering change after another shook up Amy’s world, she gained a new perspective on herself and on what matters most in life. From an exhausting and demoralizing situation came a new outlook of gratitude, but also remorse and humility. Although Amy’s actions in the past had not all been illegal, she had let the allure of money guide her decisions rather than using her moral compass; the shocking turn of events that resulted from those decisions led to profound changes and made a lasting impact on Amy’s life.

Available in English
Indie Author

Brook & Brax: Undercover Ninjas

  • Children
Fiction

Synopsis

Brook & Brax face a terrifying reality. Everyday, on their way home from school, they are cornered by bullies Puke and Lil Dumps, who threaten and hurt them. The boys always run and hide to escape further punishment, but one day, something extraordinary happens. While hiding, they are discovered by Sensei Iron Post, a teacher who would change their lives forever.

Fast forward to today. The boys have survived five years of intense martial arts training and finally achieve the skills to defend themselves. But there is more to it…the boys now need to prove they are worthy of receiving magical ninja suits—suits that can only be worn by the truest of warriors.

Unfortunately, while Brook & Brax train, Puke and Lil Dumps amass a huge army of goons and thugs—the Stank Rebels—and take over their school. The Stank Rebels bully, harass, and extort students, teachers, and even the principal!

It all falls to Brook & Brax. Can they prove they are worthy and save their school, or will they also become victims to the sinister Stank Rebels? It’s a battle of good versus evil, and the fate of Moondrop Academy is in their hands…

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

Along Came a Soulmate

  • Biography/Memoir
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Along Came a Soulmate, the true memoir by Armenia Jess, tells the story of poverty, survival, faith, hope, grit and pure love. Armenia was born in an impoverished village in Southern Mindanao in the Philippines. Her father passed away when she was only twelve years old, her youngest brother who was only nine years old, became the bread winner and supported her education through college. Later on, she met her husband who significantly changed her (and her family’s) life. The book follows Armenia and her family’s bittersweet life experiences in the Philippines before she made it to the USA. Her family struggled to survive their impoverished living conditions and the cruel circumstances they encountered in a village near her hometown; when they left to live in the town to chase her dream only to be evicted from multiple rental houses they couldn’t afford to pay; and when she unexpectedly met the man who loves her unconditionally and showed her the world.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Red Adept Publishing

Nowhere Near Goodbye

  • Women Literature
Fiction

Synopsis

A mother’s love vs. a doctor’s oath.Oncologist Emma Blake has dedicated her life to finding a cure for a rare brain cancer. Twenty-five years ago, Emma’s childhood friend Kate died of glioblastoma, and Emma vowed to annihilate the deadly disease. Now, Kate’s father, Ned, is pushing her to work harder to fulfill that promise.When Emma discovers she’s pregnant, she’s torn between the needs of her family and the demands of her work. While Ned pressures her to do the unthinkable, her husband, Tim, decorates the nursery. Unwilling to abandon her research, Emma attempts to keep both sides of her life in balance.Emma knows she needs to reconcile her past with her present and walk the fine line between mother and physician. But Ned has a secret, and when Emma discovers what he’s been hiding, the foundation of her world cracks.Nowhere Near Goodbye is a story of family, failure, and second chances.

Available in English
Interviewed by Danielle Hampson
Indie Author

Sudden Widow, A True Story of Love, Grief, Recovery, and How Badly It Can Suck!

  • Biography/Memoir
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Sudden Widow is a book for widows/widowers and everyone in their lives, to help readers make sense of an unbearable loss. Refreshing, authentic, heartbreaking, and funny, it is essentially a love story--validation for widows in a world where many don't recognize the colossal grief and adjustment after suddenly losing a spouse. Reading this intelligent, eye opening memoir, you will laugh, cry, and learn. Perhaps most importantly, readers will feel understood and less alone. This book is a moving, inspiring example of 'powering through'. For more information, go to suddenwidow.com.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
BookLocker.com

Finding 42: Cut the Rope

  • Adventure
Nonfiction
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Synopsis

Finding 42, at its core, is an amazing adventure series. Book 1, Cut the Rope, begins with the author leaving the familiar, New York City, and flying into the unfamiliar, Moscow, Russia.

The author, Benny Mailman, had just gone through some soulful healing in Denver, Colorado, after having been demoralized and drowning in darkness. He had been brought to the doorstep of hell, and ushered through the door. A proud Marine, a loving son, and a joyful, smiling friend had all been ripped away, rendering him a shell of his former self. He learned a difficult lesson in those darkest days: no amount of his Love could heal his mentally sick friend. The year was 2011.

Finally freeing himself from the clutches of evil energy, Benny sought to rebuild his soul through healers. He sought true freedom. He sought love. It was now January of 2012, the month and year Benny turned 42. As he walked in a winter storm, he knew this year was going to be life changing... he just knew.

On October 4, 2012, he began a journey that had no end date. He just went, determined to be true to his soul and live an extraordinary adventure on his terms, thus creating his own reality. When asked how long he would be traveling, he simply responded "I will know when I am done".

Finding 42 is a letting go of the known and often forced reality. It is about a man setting out to prove that a better reality was there for the creating. Within the journey, spiritual growth flourishes and an ancient knowledge is renewed in the strength, kindness, and beauty of the human spirit.

Book 1 is filled with stories and soulful connections with fellow travelers and locals alike. There is the story of Fire Horse in Mongolia, Tom Waits and Starbucks in Moscow, life aboard the Trans-Siberian Railroad, the Great Wall, and even a magical event in Luoyang, China. Fasten your seat belts! I remind you that this is all true.

The author's new website address as of May 2021:  BennyMailman42.com

 

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley

The Paraclete

  • Thriller/Suspense
Fiction

Synopsis

Several days after a world-renowned Catholic theologian meets a parish priest and 13-year-old altar boy at a church in San Diego, the young boy dresses in the vestments he wears while serving Mass and jumps to his death from the top of the Coronado Bridge. When the theologian learns about the suicide and discovers the boy killed himself to avoid any further sexual abuse by his parish priest, the theologian blames himself for not having recognized their pedophilic relationship. Distraught, the theologian seeks the advice of an expert on pedophilia, an elderly priest who has spent his entire life working as a paraclete, or advocate of impaired priests. Aided by a better of understanding of sexual predators in the priesthood and the accidental discovery of a naturally-occurring seed that contains a poison more lethal than ricin, the theologian returns to San Diego and visits the parish priest. His visit sets off a veritable epidemic of unexplained deaths among pedophilic priests in America. Discovering a pattern to the unexpected deaths and suspecting the theologian is a serial killer, a veteran FBI special agent, whose husband was sexually abused by a priest as a child, finds herself in the middle of a moral dilemma. Watching from the sideline is a beautiful nun who is having a love affair with the theologian.

Available in English
Interviewed by Danielle Hampson
Indie Author

Employee 5.0: Secrets Of A Successful Job Search In The New World Order

  • Business
Nonfiction

Synopsis

In the 21st Century, the job search is always on. Jobs no longer last a lifetime, or even much longer than a few years for some. At the first sign of economic trouble, corporations drop workers like a damsel in distress in hopes of keeping their stockholders happy. The news gets better, hires begin, and the cycle repeats over and over. In this talent attraction book you can fine tune the best tool set to find your next job.  Break the vicious circle and take your career back with the techniques of Employee 5.0. The savvy modern worker who takes their job into their own hands rather than waiting for a corporation to value—or devalue—their worth.


Veteran recruiter Bill Humbert has devised a simple 12-step system that, if followed, will translate into a job offer—or offers—in 90 days. He’ll take the job seeker through the immediate days after a layoff to negotiating their next salary for their newest job. All the while, he teaches how to think about employment in the 21st Century, where everyone needs to be working on their next job because, if they don’t, no one else will. Join the Employee 5.0 team and start building your career for you. It’s time.
 

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

The Byzantine Pineapple

  • Government/Politics
Nonfiction
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Synopsis

This author’s interview and book can also been seen on your television screen.  Look for “THE AUTHORS SHOW” app on AMAZON FIRE TV and on the ROKU CHANNEL.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over again, expecting a different result, so why should anyone believe that either the political right or the political left has a plan to solve the socioeconomic, legal, political (SELP) issues facing citizens around the globe when all they do is the same failing things over and over again? That's insane! The byzantine pineapple applies systems analysis and systems design methodology to propose a redesign of governmental SELP systems, including a new macroeconomic flat tax for the rising class of independents to implement. It is time to wake up from the matrix!

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Atlantic Publishing Group

Royal Pelican Tales: Introducing Prince Henry and Princess Henrietta

  • Children
Fiction

Synopsis

 

Introducing: Prince Henry and Princess Henrietta

Prince Henry and Princess Henrietta are the newest members of the pelican royal family. The island is full of joy and excitement for the new fledglings and their proud parents!  One day, a terrible storm arrives and the royal family is separated. The young pelicans are left to take care of each other, in hope that they will be reunited with their parents.

Available in English
Indie Author

Perpetual

  • Thriller/Suspense
Fiction
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Synopsis

This author’s interview and book can also been seen on your television screen.  Look for “THE AUTHORS SHOW” app on AMAZON FIRE TV and on the ROKU CHANNEL.

"No government or corporation will control perpetual energy. My discovery will be free for the world, or nobody gets it at all!" His own words haunt Dr. Jackson after his wife’s suspicious death. Can a reclusive man at a Lake Michigan compound, surrounded by security tighter than the White House, protect his son and himself from ever-powerful enemies? A generation later, an all-American whiz kid named Matthew Eaton learns the answer to that question. Who, if anyone, will control Dr. Jackson’s miracle of science?  The Perpetual series bursts off the first page when Matthew witnesses three men gunned down before his eyes. But not before he and Maria are handed the keys to solving one of society’s greatest dilemmas—how the world can fuel its insatiable energy demands. Drawn by a chance encounter into the life of a charismatic stranger called Cracker Jack, Matthew is soon dodging bullets from evildoers—to whom profit trumps life.

While Matthew and Maria take flight along the East Coast in a battered VW Bus, seemingly unrelated events unfold around the globe, some set in motion decades before Matthew was born. Can Matthew trust those closest to him? Can he trust the FBI? Can he trust anyone?

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

The Economy of Enough

  • Inspirational/Motivational
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Never put off being kind to yourself again.  What if you could go from feeling like the worst person in the world to stepping into happily ever after?
How about in the time it takes you to read this book?
'You're useless....' 'You're so dumb...' 'How could you be so stupid?'
How many times have you said these things to yourself? Probably multiple times a day, every day of your life, if this describes how you feel about yourself:
- Never have a kind word for yourself
- Easily find ways you could have done something better
- Have a foreboding sense of resignation that you'll never get anything 'right'
- Hold yourself to much higher standards than everyone else
- Nothing you ever do is 'good enough'
In her latest book, award-winning businesswoman Bronwen Sciortino unlocks the secret to happily ever after and shares practical and easy steps to allow you to experience the same love and commitment you give to everyone around you.
From exhausted to exulted, this book reveals just how easily you can infuse your life with outrageous happiness, love and laughter - using an easy to follow process and with loads of ease and grace.
The world is waiting for you to become the magnificent person you were always supposed to be.
Let's be real. There are no 'miracle' cures that work without applying attention. But there are simple and practical steps you can easily take to move your life in a different direction.
Infused with all the 'downloads' you need to catapult your life differently, The Economy of Enough is the golden nugget you've been waiting for to understand exactly what you need to be happy.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

Sid and the Boys: Playing Ball in the Face of Race and Big Business

  • Sports
Nonfiction

Synopsis

This is a true story about a small town, big oil, an undersized high school basketball team, a coach with a huge heart, and how a season was nearly undone by well-intentioned corporate interference and racism.

Big oil and basketball both grew up in Bartlesville, Oklahoma in the first half of the twentieth century. The eleven-time national AAU champion Phillips 66ers and their corporate sponsor gained international fame together in the 1940s and 50s. Due in large part to Phillips Petroleum Company, Bartlesville had a highly educated and affluent population. Thanks also to Phillips, there was a stockpile of All-American basketball stars who lived there and served as coaches and mentors to youth throughout the community.

In the late fall of 1966, just as the high school basketball season was getting underway, one of those former players was dispatched by Phillips to “assist” the local team, only to learn that the help was unwelcome. What Phillips failed to understand was the loyalty between the coach and his team. In an exceptional and unexpected show of unity, as well as fierce loyalty, the players rallied around their coach and commenced their season, playing against the state’s largest schools. This is a heartwarming story of that coach, his team and the lasting impact of their remarkable relationship.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

Patchwork Conversations Between Generations

  • Inspirational/Motivational
Fiction

Synopsis

"Patchwork" represents the stories and lives of women living in rural Bamberg, South Carolina during a time period of approximately 1939-1959. These God-centered women created an atmosphere that allowed the participants to help their families. Quilting was their point of focus; however this activity provided an opportunity to share their challenging stories.

Patchwork encourages us to find a way to bridge the gap between generations by sharing helpful information through conversation. Both groups the youth and the elder must be open to a two-way conversation. Being the elder does not mean you have a monopoly on teaching, the youth also have something to say. "Patchwork" says we should have the conversation.

Available in English
Banyan Tree Press

When Family Calls

  • Self-Help
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Long Distance Caregiving can be challenging—and one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.

No one is ever fully prepared to help a family member through a difficult illness, and aging issues, let alone prepare their loved ones for death. In today’s world many are called upon to help from afar—children, nieces or nephews, siblings and even friends. There are many “how to” books out there on caregiving but few share their story—the raw emotions, the exhaustion—but that show how, in the end, the caregiver gains wonderful gifts and a deepened love and understanding for those they help.

In her first book for adults, Caroline H. Sheppard shares her story of how she was called to oversee the care for five family members over a fifteen year period (from 1999 to 2014).  Due to the physical distance between those in need and herself, she learned the ups and downs and ins and outs of long distance care and how challenging and rewarding it can be.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson

Does She Think of Me, A Birth Mother's Journey to Forgiveness

  • Biography/Memoir
Nonfiction

Synopsis

"You're not permitted to see your child at birth." The nurse was cold and stern as she draped a curtain across the teenager's midsection. The baby's cries echoed off the cold operating room walls and boomeranged back to the girl's shattered heart. Wiping the tears from her eyes she desperately clung to her baby's fleeting shadow, cast upon the thin fabric that hung between them. An unplanned pregnancy at seventeen, and the feeling they had nowhere to turn, forced a young couple to make a decision they would regret for the rest of their lives. Although Cathy and Joey had their entire future planned to eternity, nothing could have prepared them for this fork in the road. One decision, either way, would change the course of their love forever. The pounding of her heart dances in rhythm to the methodical passing of time. How could nineteen painful years drag on like an eternity, yet suddenly fade in the blink of an eye? Anxiously waiting for the phone to ring Cathy accepts the unknown. Her future happiness depends on the questions she yearns to have answered. Did she make the right decision? Can her daughter forgive her?

Available in English
Morgan James Publishing

A Spoonful of Courage for the Sick and Suffering

  • Religion-Christian
Nonfiction

Synopsis

A Spoonful of Courage for the Sick and Suffering inspires the sick and suffering to see their challenges through a lens of faith.

Each “Spoonful” chapter provides a small dose of faith, hope, and encouragement written from a physician’s viewpoint. A Spoonful of Courage for the Sick and Suffering inspires readers to:

* Recognize they are not alone, * Respond to their health challenges with faith and courage, * Help others, and in so doing, experience healing, * Experience freedom from worry and stress, * Learn from the lessons of others who have faced a physical crisis and survived.

This compilation of real stories from real people encourages those who are sick and suffering to see their greatest challenges as their biggest blessings―one spoonful at a time.

Available in English
Indie Author

A collection of poems: A journey through life

  • Poetry
Nonfiction

Synopsis

A Collection of Poems takes us through the power of the human mind, good or bad, and its impact on one's direction and journey through life.

With the help of music, writing, and positive thinking, author Cheryl Williams found hope and purpose in life. Life isn't fair. It is unpredictable, bad things happen to good people, and we never know what tomorrow holds. Cheryl wants her readers to realize that even when faced with insurmountable, hopeless situations, even when life seems dark and uncertain, we should never let go of hope and appreciate the beauty and blessings that life has to offer, making the most of every day, loving, living, laughing, and learning. Seasons change, and there is always a rainbow after the storms of life.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Blossom Springs Publishing

Hope Has a Cold Nose

  • Military
Nonfiction

Synopsis

"To have a service dog like Able should be the medication any soldier is prescribed who has gone out and had trauma of some kind." In Hope Has a Cold Nose, Christine Hassing relays true stories of military veterans and others who rose from the ashes of PTSD and MST with the help of their service dogs. Devoting every chapter to a different human-canine pair, Hassing shares the story of each person with PTSD and their service dog with pathos and creativity. These powerful stories, part testimonial, part author's interpretation using rhythm and rhyme, bring important insights about how service dogs help people with PTSD and MST in countless ways. From sensing a nightmare and waking a veteran before terror takes hold, to placing a comforting paw on someone's shoulder to ward off a panic attack, these dogs play a key role in helping those who've lived through trauma reintegrate into society. Lovingly written, Hope Has a Cold Nose is a unique and compelling collection of survivors' stories for dog lovers of all kinds, for those who've experienced PTSD and their loved ones, and for those interested in how service dogs can help people heal from the deepest emotional wounds.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

Failure Is Not The Problem, It's The Beginning Of Your Success

  • Inspirational/Motivational
Nonfiction
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Synopsis

What would you do if you had a revolutionary resource to help you become a successful leader, reach your goals, make your life better and propel you to become all that you are meant to be? Sounds impossible? Well, its not! In the “impossible” is the “possible.” And if you want the possibility of becoming successful, U. S. Army Retired Colonel, George Milton’s book, Failure Is Not The Problem, It’s The Beginning Of Your Success is a must read. Most leadership books discuss how to achieve success only, but in life we all fail sometimes. If you want to succeed you must walk through the doorway of this life changing resource; failure. In his amazing book he addresses the challenge of adversity and how failure can motivate you, focus you, and change your life for the better. His inspiring story of growth from a difficult youth to a distinguished career Army combat officer, he shares that it was only possible because he changed his attitude. Not only does he reveal personal triumphs and defeats, he demonstrates in12 easy to follow steps, how you can transform your mindset from negative to positive regarding failure and in the process become successful.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

Immigrant Patriot

  • Historical Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

One family's struggle for freedom and faith in a world gone mad.

The call of freedom has propelled millions of immigrants to journey thousands of miles from all corners of the globe to come to America over the last four hundred years.

This story details the incredible cost that some are willing to pay to drink from freedom's fountain.

My grandfather crossed the Atlantic Ocean seven times to come to America. He fought in a global war, and nearly died in combat in the French countryside, wearing the uniform of an American.

My grandmother, at nine years old, came to the States with her family and within three weeks of arrival her father was dead. Her mother was pressured to remarry by the leader of their secretive church. Grandma married seven years later, at sixteen, to escape her abusive stepfather, only to walk into another devastating tragedy.

Shortly thereafter the worldwide pandemic broke out and life got even more challenging.

This is their unbelievable tale.  In the end, instead of becoming bitter, the epic struggles transformed both of them from isolated Immigrants, to genuine Patriots. The freedom and faith they fought for, changed them and through the hardship came the blessing. Those precious gifts were passed down to me and now I want to share them with you.

Available in English
Indie Author

Is This the Mary of the Bible?

  • Religion-Christian
Nonfiction

Synopsis

The evidence regarding this salvation issue is examined by a former pre- and post-Vatican Council II Catholic. In this easy-to-read, documented and Scripture-indexed volume you will be exposed to the present-day official teachings of Catholicism on Mary, which parallel what it has been declaring for hundreds of years through various past popes, cardinals, Catholic saints and theologians to the greatest Marian apparitions that have ever occurred. The Mary of Catholicism is so deeply interwoven throughout the whole of Roman Catholicism that it is impossible to logically reject it and still have a trustworthy religious system left to aid one with spiritual guidance. In this publication you will be presented with compelling evidence contrasting the Mary of Catholicism to the Mary of the Bible.

Available in English
Indie Author

The Believer’s Conditional Security

  • Religion-Christian
Nonfiction

Synopsis

This fully-documented, 801-page volume will take the reader from the origin of eternal security or once saved, always saved (OSAS) to the present time, as the contemporary OSAS teachers of our day are quoted hundreds of times and their teachings are examined under the light of God’s truth. If you are like many, among other things, you will be shocked to learn that the teaching of OSAS is sometimes equated to grace and the gospel! Furthermore, the chapters exposing Calvin’s dark side and unmasking the Synod of Dort (1618-1619), will give a factual, historical account that seems to be little known in our day. But most importantly, hundreds of Scriptures are cited in both offensive and defensive ways that will substantiate The Believer’s Conditional Security.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Publication Consultants

1845-1870: An Untold Story of Northern California

  • History
Nonfiction

Synopsis

1845-1870 An Untold Story of Northern California is a revisionist historical non-fiction narrative of the American settling of Northern California, and their difficult experiences with local native conflicts that arose. These hostility's have been eyeballed and extensively written about through the eyes of the indigenous locals. Modern knowledge on the true experiences of the pioneers settling of this specific area of 19th century Northern California, today, is seemingly swept under the rug. This literature serves as a window for the reader to understand the mindsets and culture of the American settlers as they homesteaded the Northern California region from 1845 to 1870. This literature includes massive amounts of information regarding unheard-of regional hostilities and depredations against the American settlers during this time-frame. 1845-1870 An Untold Story of Northern California also exposes and ties-in certain cultural. religious, and legal functions that solidified the history of what truly happened during Northern California's unstable history! A must-have for students, teachers, and history enthusiasts!

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

From Voiceless To Vocal

  • Biography/Memoir
Nonfiction

Synopsis

From Voiceless To Vocal is a heartbreaking memoir about finding one's inner strength. A story of resilience and courage, this personal account takes us on a journey of survival. As told through the writer's first-hand experience, we see her learn about herself as she tries her best to stay alive, conquer the abuse and manipulation inflicted upon her, and overcome her own demons in the process. Her story proves that it is possible to get back up when you've been knocked down time and time again and stands as evidence that it is possible to find your voice after it has been stripped away.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

Push It to Move It: Lessons Learned From a Career in Nuclear Project Management

  • Business
Nonfiction
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Synopsis

If you currently lead (or aspire to lead) a high-stakes organization, project, or facility, you need honest insights from people who have “been there and done that” in mission-critical roles. David B. Amerine’s Push It to Move It: Lessons Learned from a Career in Nuclear Project Management is a vital resource that will provide you with a full appreciation for what it really takes to avoid large-scale problems or to recover from them quickly and fully when they inevitably occur. Learn first-hand from a nuclear industry leader about what it takes to bring out the best in yourself and others while operating inside an organization in the midst of crisis, evolution or change.

Available in English
Interviewed by Danielle Hampson
Page Publishing

The In-Between Artist

  • Biography/Memoir
Nonfiction
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Synopsis

The successes and struggles of influential twentieth century artist Tony D'Orazi are detailed in this first-ever biography, The In-Between Artist: The Story of Tony D'Orazi, from his early years as a child prodigy in Missoula, Montana, to his ascension into an award-winning artist by way of New York City and Chicago and his days working for Disney to ultimately becoming the radio and television personality known as Uncle Tony O'Dare, "the first cartoonist of the air." Tony's personal struggles would repeatedly attempt to derail his artistic ambitions, but the art would always find a way to persevere.

Along his ascent, he would also meet his true love, whom he formed a vaudeville act with, which found them entertaining crowds across America. From there, he became a husband and father of four, who constantly struggled to find balance between his roles as a visual artist and family man, all while battling with severe bouts of mental illness.

This is a portrait of an artist and entertainer which also includes later chapters of his life, in which he went on to become a successful salesman and character actor, all while still pursuing his need to create. In the end, despite all these roles he played and the countless hurdles he faced, Tony remained an artist in between. Ultimately, his story proves that no matter what obstacles he faced, his art always found a way.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Greenleaf Book Group

Deliberate Duplicity

  • Mystery
Fiction
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One by one, dead bodies are being found at different points along the Constitution Trail, where abandoned railroad tracks once ran through the “Twin Cities” of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. The work of a calculating, methodical killer, each body is posed on the ground with the eyes manipulated so they remain wide open – witnesses who cannot testify to what they’ve seen. David Rohlfing’s debut novel, Deliberate Duplicity explores the twisted, vengeful mind of a serial killer, and follows dedicated detective Sasha Frank, who is hell-bent on solving the mystery behind this string of gruesome crimes. A complicated web of clues leaves Sasha and his team with more questions than answers: What’s the killer’s motive? And how are the victims connected to one another? As the story begins to unravel, the ordinarily calm and collected Sasha begins to feel the immense pressure of the case. Will he be able to solve the mystery before time runs out, and bring justice to all who were affected?

Available in English
Interviewed by Danielle Hampson
Indie Author

Investable Benchmarks: A Guide To ETFs, Technology and Leverage

  • Finance
Nonfiction
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Synopsis

This book answers:

1. Which ETF portfolio gained 976%, 4x the S&P 500?

2. Which bond ETF returned 7x the Aggregate Index?

3. Which leveraged ETF delivered over 60x? “Academic studies show that benchmark indexes are hard to beat. Using them as investment cornerstones within your portfolio, as this book suggests, is darn good advice. Beyond that, this book provides an investing framework for how to amplify potential returns using leverage.

David knows his stuff!” -Ron Delegge, Founder @ ETFguide

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

Why Is Pono not Pono Today? Subtitle: Bring out the best when someone is stressed

  • Young Adult
Fiction
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Synopsis

Set in Hawaii, this heartwarming book and its lovable characters offer adults and children helpful ways to discuss and handle stress."Why is Pono not Pono Today?" is a book where kids of all ages easily identify with the normally happy Pono the Bull. Pono snaps after others are mean to him. His friend Kuleana notices what happens and helps to quickly bring back the best in Pono.

Here, tough situations end well through love, creativity, and working closely together. When we learn how to work through the toughest situations together, STRESS becomes our SUPERPOWER.

 

Available in English
Indie Author

Boss

  • Romance
Fiction
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Synopsis

Dr. Jules Montgomery needed a hero for just one night. Dane Andrews, Boss to the men who know him, had only one rule--never mess with any woman in his home town. All it took was her arms wrapped around his neck, and her soft, warm lips caressing his ear as she whispered, "Help a girl out. Your name's Gary, and you're my boyfriend."
Boss quickly stepped into the role of hero and fantasy boyfriend, finding it impossible to say no to the mesmerizing beautiful redhead. He played Gary to her Red. For one night only, they belonged to each other.

Five years later, fate and a redheaded four-almost five-year-old reunite them once again. Life has gone on, although neither has forgotten the other. Jules returns to her home town to reconcile with her aunt, only to discover that her aunt is the housekeeper to Boss, a man with an occupation that goes against everything Jules holds dear. Boss is considered a hero by those who know him, although he now needs a service dog by the name of Lucky to keep him safe. Together, man and dog, become the heroes that Jules needs once again to keep her and her daughter safe for more than one night.

Available in English
Indie Author

The Conscious Teacher

  • Education
Nonfiction
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Synopsis

The Conscious Teacher is about all kinds of strategies and techniques educators might employ to become more effective teachers. In an accessible, conversational style, Deborah Nichols Poulos presents unique approaches to teaching that will inspire new and veteran teachers alike. She begins with her personal story of not being able to read all through elementary school. Her early failures convinced her she was dumb. At first, she struggled, but when she still failed, she adopted an avoidance strategy that served her well until junior high. An experience in the seventh grade flipped a switch and started her on a journey to becoming an outstanding student and, later, to applying the lessons she learned as a child to her own teaching


What makes The Conscious Teacher unique are the inspirational lessons that are unlike what most teachers get in their teacher-education courses or student teaching. Ms. Nichols Poulos points out, for example, that from the very first day, it is important that students learn they will be treated with dignity and respect no matter what. And especially helpful are the steps Ms. Nichols Poulos employs to set up a behavior management plan that works. She explains the strategic steps she takes before school starts—how essential it is to get to know each student before they walk into class on that first day. She also illustrates how setting up classroom routines helps students know what to expect and how to make the best use of every minute. And she emphasizes the importance of the parent-student-teacher team and includes many examples of how to communicate with—and involve—parents, even those who may be difficult. Foundational to her program are reading and writing. Among other things, she lays out the steps for students—even as early as fourth grade—to write five paragraph essays and their own student-authored books, and to research and write reports that include bibliographies. When she differentiated curriculum to support all students’ needs, she found their learning accelerated.


All teachers will appreciate her ideas about how to teach the basics of math, as well as advanced math concepts. And her ideas for teaching the arts are inspirational, as she describes in detail how her fourth graders performed Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, Julius Caesar, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She also shows how to integrate social studies with literature and writing. Her experiences taught her that young students are much more capable than many people realize.
The Conscious Teacher is an indispensable guide for all new teachers. Many of the ideas Ms. Nichols Poulos provides will also be an eye-opener for parents and experienced teachers as well. The Conscious Teacher is simply a must have for anyone truly interested in giving young children a positive and solid foundation for their later schooling.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

Thriving In Every Season Of Life With God

  • Religion-Christian
Nonfiction
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Synopsis

Thriving in every season of life with God discusses how you can still thrive, prosper, and flourish even though you are not in the harvesting season of life. Just like in farming as well as life there is a Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer season.

All of us would love to always remain in the fall season because that is the harvest season. Anything that can go well does and we are flying high with all the good things that are happening to us. However, God never promised us a blissful life, but he did promise to always be with us.

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. - Isaiah 41:10.

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." - Maya Angelou

"It doesn't matter if a million people tell you what you can't do, or if ten million people tell you no. If you get one yes from God, that's all you need." - Tyler Perry

Available in English
Indie Author

Miracles of Direction Miracles of Conquest Miracles of Provision Miracles of Purpose

  • Religion-Christian
Nonfiction
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Synopsis

Miracles of Direction, Miracles of Conquest, Miracles of Provision, and Miracles of Purpose delves into biblical miracles that took place while Jesus was here on earth and cross references with miracles that take place on a daily basis now in the 21st century.

Available in English
Indie Author

Book of Proverbs: Wisdom vs Wilderness

  • Religion-Christian
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Book of Proverbs – Wisdom vs. Wilderness delves into the necessity of obtaining wisdom. The primary purpose of the Book of Proverbs is to teach wisdom to everyone. The Book of Proverbs provides intellectual depth and insights and exceptional wisdom on how to live a fortunate and tranquil life, by honoring and respecting God as omnipotent. God wants us to live a life like Christ and to do that we need to aspire to have wisdom. King Solomon was the wisest man that ever lived. God gifted him with unsurpassed wisdom. King Solomon is credited with writing chapters 1-29 in The Book of Proverbs. Book of Proverbs – Wisdom vs. Wilderness discusses all chapters in Proverbs 1-31 and brings insight, clarity, and basic meaning to several verses in each chapter to solidify why wisdom is essential and mandatory in life, so you can have a blessed life versus living destitute, empty, and obsolete.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

Gaining A.C.C.E.S.S. to Lead Others: 14 Activities critical to continuous evolution & success for self

  • Self-Help
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Being a leader is a scary thought. You are responsible for individuals who are not related to you and whom you cannot control 100%. This group of people does not look like you, think like you, talk like you, or have the same interests as you. These people may not even like you. Yet, somehow, you have to get them to follow you. Most of these same statements hold true for your role when you are being led. There is someone responsible for leading you. You cannot control, speak, or even think like that person. How can we effectively survive to do and be our best every day?

In this second book of the LEAP Series, Dr. Elizabeth A. Carter once again provides you access to information based on situations that have impacted her life. Gaining A.C.C.E.S.S. to Lead Others: 14 Activities Critical to Continuous Evolution & Success for Self shines a spotlight on the three elements that have helped, hindered, and heightened her journey in leadership: chemistry, confidence, and communication. Including motivational quotes from pioneers such as John Quincy Adams, Oscar Wilde, Plato, and Helen Keller, Dr. Carter expands her use of alliterations and acronyms to entertain and educate her readers with topics and phrases such as•First impressions: “First Flush Final”—Don’t expect the hand you were dealt to change.•Overcoming obstacles: “No Not Never”—Response is temporary, not permanent.•Working with others: “Sometimes, you must DUMB it down” (Decode for Understanding and Maximizing Buy-in).•Leading volunteers: Accountability measures needed if “there is not a process of a review, raise, or reprimand.”

At the end of each section, there are reflection questions, and the last chapter helps you decide what actions you will take next. Get “access-smart” and let chemistry, confidence, and communication increase your effectiveness when leading others and being led.

Available in English
Interviewed by Danielle Hampson
Indie Author

The GARDEN and the GLEN, A Fable about Character and the Courage to Be Different

  • Children
Fiction
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Synopsis

"You are all different and all perfect, just as you are. Lately, you have become more than that. Now, you reach beyond yourselves, using your differences to help your friends. That is the magic of belonging."

A tiny blue butterfly is chased out of a yellow garden because she does not blend in.
She flees to the nearby forest glen, where she encounters a colorful band of woodland creatures-all of them expelled from the garden for the same reason-being different. The glen provides safety, friendship, and acceptance. However, it's the garden that holds the blue butterfly's true destiny.

A Queen, a mystical potion, and the fate of their natural world hang in the balance. The blue butterfly, and what makes her different, holds the key.
The Garden and the Glen is about the magic that finds us when we're brave enough to be our unique selves.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson

Numb

  • Contemporary
Fiction

Synopsis

A new voice in Australian fiction tells a story of trauma and the long shadow it casts over the lives of three unforgettable characters.

Fiona and her sons are fleeing her violent marriage. The farmhouse, west of Queensland's Gold Coast, is old and has been empty for many years, but Fiona says yes because the rent is low, and it is someplace else. Here, she can disappear.

Alick, an ex-army sniper, lies motionless on the ridge watching the woman and her children through his rifle scope. Something has changed. Not the house itself. That remains resilient, despite him. The changes are exterior. The paths have been cleared, the vegetable garden weeded, the broken edging heaped into cairns like the graves of dead dogs.

Sven, a young backpacker, walks the rutted track toward the old farmhouse in search of work. He joins Fiona and Alick on the property as a farmhand, but he has his own secret to protect and a history he is desperate to conceal.

Fiona, Alick and Sven carry their pasts close to the surface and they return to them in their waking hours. On this farm tucked away from the rest of the world, they confront their inner demons.

Numb is an extraordinary story of loss, fear and perseverance in the face of adversity.

Available in English
Indie Author

SMACK in the MIDDLE: My Turbulent Time Treating Heroin Addicts at Odyssey House

  • Holistic healing
Nonfiction
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Synopsis

In 1967, an eager 30-year-old psychotherapist named Gibbs Williams was offered a job treating heroin addicts at an innovative therapeutic community in lower Manhattan called Odyssey House. What followed over the next seventeen months represents one of the most harrowing and illuminating journeys a young professional can experience at the beginning of his career, due - in large part- to Odyssey's brilliant, pioneering, inscrutable, and mercurial founder and Director, (both a lawyer and psychiatrist). Williams documents his personal and professional Odyssey at Odyssey House in a new book that is both a fascinating look back and an important mirror on some of the most vexing problems our society faces today.

Available in English
Interviewed by Danielle Hampson
Indie Author

Presidential Spirit

  • Biography/Memoir
Nonfiction
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Synopsis

Gina has no intention of marrying again following a disastrous divorce. She wants to focus on raising her son and building a career, not falling in love. But then she meets a spirited airman named David Scheff and everything changes. It doesn’t take long for him to convince her that marrying her soul mate might be a good idea after all. A member of the Air Force, David eventually becomes the flight chief for Air Force One, giving Gina the opportunity to shake hands with presidents William Jefferson Clinton and George W. Bush. It’s a great adventure! Still, once David retires from the military, they’re ready to enjoy a quieter life on a small farm in Ohio. Life has a way of throwing you off-course, though, and when David is diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer, Gina learns the true meaning of standing by her husband not only in health but in sickness too. As Gina struggles to not fall apart as they face one devastating letdown after another, David shows her how to have grace under pressure and that you don’t need actual wings or even a plane to fly above your circumstances. David always knew he had the spirit of an eagle. This story tells how Gina discovered just how right he was.

Available in English

Interview Transcription

Danielle Hampson: Many women sadly experience the loss of a spouse way too soon. Our book today reflects true love amid such tragedy, and the relationship with a man who served in the air force and became the flight chief for Air Force One. Welcome to The Authors Show. I'm Danielle Hampson. Our book title is Presidential Spirit written by Gina S. Scheff, a wife who learned the true meaning of standing behind one's spouse, not only in health, but in sickness too. Gina, welcome to The Authors Show.

Gina Scheff: Thank you. I'm glad to be with you.

Danielle: Gina, first of all, I am very sorry for your loss and I know too well the agony that you felt. In just a couple of sentences, how would you summarize your book Presidential Spirit?

Gina: I would summarize my book Presidential Spirit as a true story with the highest of highs and the lowest lows of our marriage. It's about my husband David's military service, his battle with cancer. You can read how I almost missed out on the love of my life and soulmate by not taking David serious. David's spirit is a big part of my book and you can read how amazing he was and by the spiritual signs he left in two photographs that were taken.

Danielle: Now, is your book suited for any specific type of reader or can it be enjoyed by all?

Gina: My book would entertain a wide audience. There is something in my book for everyone or adults and teenagers. For someone with interest in the military or fighting cancer, or anyone that wants to be motivated. It will leave you feeling emotional and inspired.

Danielle: How did writing your book help you navigate the grieving process?

Gina: My book left me feeling very emotional, full of pain and many tears and heartache. Reliving the past and his death all over again was difficult for me while writing my book and my heart was full of feelings that helped me put him at rest and let him have peace. As I fulfilled a promise to write this book, it gave me closure to move on in my life and that's what David would have wanted me to do. I will always have something to treasure that is part of us

Danielle: Indeed. How long after he passed on did you start the process of writing the book?

Gina: I took notes while he was doing treatments and it took me probably about five years total to complete it because I would stop, write, and then I'd get upset, and then pick it back up and reliving his past all over again was difficult for me. My heart was full of feelings that helped me put him at rest and peace.

Danielle: I can understand that. Let's talk about your title. Selecting a title is typically quite difficult to do. How did you decide on Presidential Spirit?

Gina: First it came to me because David was the spirit of presidential Air Force One aircraft. He lived it every day and was honored to wear the presidential White House service badge on his uniforms daily. David soared like an eagle of the presidential spirit. It was a perfect title for the man that knew so much about the presidential aircraft Air Force One.

Danielle: Can you tell us a little bit about David's health crisis?

Gina: David's illness started when he could not eat. He just like went off of his feet and we had farm animals at the time, when he started turning a yellow color and itching, and he went to the VA for his yearly physical and they took nine tubes of blood and did an ultrasound of his liver, and the doctor called and said it was grave. He was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called cholangiocarcinoma and Klatskin's tumor at the age of 44.

David had a 13-hour surgery removing 70% of his liver, his gallbladder and all his bile duct. Then during the surgery, the surgeons created him a new bile duct and after the surgery, he did chemotherapy for four months, then two years to the day, he was re-diagnosed and he beat the odds of six years total for his type of cancer, and then he passed away.

Danielle: That must have been a very difficult period for both of you. How was his spirit when he passed on? Obviously, he must have known, he would expected that, but did he retain a positive look at life?

Gina: Yes, he did. He was special because he would always be happy and relaxed, and he always had a big smile on his face. He had the best attitude of anyone I've ever known. David was completely willing to be a scientific study. He knew the chemo trials were necessary if they were ever to find a cure for cholangiocarcinoma and Klatskin's tumor and my husband was using his body for other people to find a cure for this type of cancer, which says a lot about the kind of man that he was.

Danielle: How did you react to that decision of his?

Gina: I had to stay strong for him and it's like, his famous saying was, "Just suck it up and do it." Well, I had to suck it up too. It's almost like you have to psyche your mind out that they can beat it. You're hopeful that they can, but it was a deadly cancer.

Danielle: What big dream is in Presidential Spirit?

Gina: As a young airman, David had read in a airman magazine that inspired him to someday serve on presidential Air Force One. He thought that the Secret Service man the aircraft, but it was the United States air force maintenance. As I took notes along the way, his hard work and dedication gradually paid off and his dream that he read came true. As his wife, I stood right by his side as he achieved his dream and vision and became the presidential flight chief of Air Force One. David always said his spirit animal was an eagle.

Danielle: Now you write also about David as being your best friend. Someone who made you always smile, made you strong, and you say that some heroes wear capes, but your hero has wings. It is obvious that you had a tremendous amount of love for him. In what way did David show his love to you?

Gina: David never thought of himself as romantic, but he was. Once David gave me this crystal world globe with a wooden stand because he said, "You are my world." When I opened the box, I lost it and tears rolled down my face. David was my world too, and the two of us were a mess, crying happy tears. He knew just how to express his devotion for me, and he would get me crying with the way he would show me that he loved me.

He always showed his love to me by giving me heart shaped gifts or rocks that are heart shaped to express his love to me. David was always a shopper and a giver. David would always tell me we were connected because I had his rib and the two of us did everything together. Our communication was great, and we could talk about anything and everything. We were always looking for each other and holding hands.

Danielle: He said he was not a romantic type. If that's not romantic, I don't know what is.

Gina: He was very romantic.

Danielle: Now, since we're on the love matters, the word precious is often used when discussing a love issue. What is very precious about your book?

Gina: I would say the most precious thing in my book would be that David always said that time is precious. Everything is based on time from the day we are born to the day we pass away. You can never stop time, not even slow it down. It's always ticking away. We decide how we spend that time. It's about the moments, the minutes, the hours, the days, months, years. David believed in making time matter by counting his blessings. We both enjoyed our time together up until he passed away.

Danielle: Going back to his work, being the flight chief of Air Force One. How important was that to him?

Gina: David being the flight chief of Air Force One was his whole world and part of all his life. He would put that VC-25 747 aircraft first, which I always understood because it was such an important aspect of the mission for the Presidents of the United States in his military air force career. The aircraft is a symbol of America and always mission ready when the President needs it to fly on Air Force One.

Danielle: Did you get the opportunity to see the inside of the plane?

Gina: Yes, but I never flew on it. Got to walk through it.

Danielle: I can imagine. That's got to be a beautiful sight.

Gina: It is.

Danielle: Now, going back to your book, what chapter or chapters maybe, do you feel that the readers will particularly enjoy and why?

Gina: I think chapter one, our love story, because after reading that first chapter, it pulls you in and wants you to read the next chapter and the next chapter and so on. It lets you read how David and I became each other's Valentines and he made me feel whole again. Then readers will enjoy chapter six, titled Priority One. In this chapter, it highlights my husband's career going full time in presidential Air Force One, and then David always said he appreciated how I stood by his side while working for the flying White House.

Danielle: I'm a big believer in learning at least one thing each and every day, even if just a little thing. What have you learned through the process of writing your book that you did not know before?

Gina: Writing was a long process for me. I would write then step away for a while because it was so hard to relive certain moments in our life together. Doctors would say to David he needed to write a book and my husband would say, "My wife, Gina, is going to write my book." I did write David's book because he always had so much confidence in me, and I realized that I could write a book and become an author.

Danielle: Now, will you read a short excerpt from Presidential Spirit for us?

Gina: Yes. I want to read chapter 28, My Hero. "Sometimes you need a superhero in your life. My husband, David Scheff was my hero. He was my dream, my whole life, my partner whom I looked up to before, during, and after his cancer fight. When the battle started, David was such a fighter. He earned every one of his battle scars from his surgery, and that is when I knew I was married to a true hero. The cure for which we both prayed for did not happen during David's lifetime.

My heart goes out to anyone who is fighting cancer, or who has already won that battle and been cured. When you are a caregiver for someone with cancer, you need to believe that they can beat it, and you do everything possible to help them succeed. My hero was destined to have cancer so that he could play a significant role in finding a cure, and they did just that. As David often said, "Cancer was the card that I was dealt." If you had anything to do with David during his treatment as a caregiver or just as a friend, you know how he touched your heart in some way, and David touched my heart every day.

They say love happens only once in a lifetime, and if that is true, I was married to my hero, and I was honored to be his spouse. David was wonderful to me, and I was a spoiled bride. To have been married to the love of my life is something that I will always treasure. Although David and I will not grow old together, walking arm-in-arm down through the years like two happy lobsters. Until we meet again, I will cherish all the great memories and special times we shared during our life together. David made me happy, and it deeply saddens me that I lost my better half. The person who made me whole is gone, and now I have an empty hole in my art from losing my love, my best friend, and my soulmate."

Danielle: That's a beautiful passage and an absolutely beautiful tribute to your husband as well. Thank you for sharing that with us. Thank you.

Gina: You're welcome.

Danielle: What lasting value do you feel that Presidential Spirit will contribute to the readers?

Gina: People will read that the love that the two of us shared together was special, and not even death could take it away. Readers will feel captivated, and they will find pieces of themselves in this story. David's soaring spirit is an inspiration to so many and it will give them courage and strength. One important message is that everyone can fill their dreams, no matter what they are faced with in their own life.

Danielle: Gina, how have readers responded so far to your book?

Gina: Readers have been touched by reading my book Presidential Spirit. They say that they cannot put it down and stop reading it. My book leaves readers with goosebumps, and feeling captivated, inspired, and motivated. Men say it leaves them with tears and full of emotions. Presidential Spirit so far has a five-star book review.

Danielle: Would you recommend reading it with a hankie nearby?

Gina: Yes.

[laughter]

Danielle: Where can readers find out more about you? By the way, in what format is your book available, and most of all, where can they purchase it?

Gina: My book can be purchased at ginasscheff.com. You will find on my website links to purchase my book.

Danielle: Gina, in what format is your book available? In print, in ebook, in audiobook, what format?

Gina: It's in hardback, paperback, ebook, and an audio CD.

Danielle: Well, Gina, thank you very much for introducing your wonderful husband to our audience today. Memories are precious. You will never forget indeed. May they keep you warm inside always. Thank you for coming and sharing this with us today, Gina.

Gina: It was my pleasure. You're welcome. Thank you.

Danielle: Now, more than ever, love is very much needed. I hope that this review excerpt will inspire you to read this very warm true story of unbroken love between husband and wife.

Quote, "Absolutely loved this book, read it cover to cover in one setting. While the book, an underlying love story perhaps like any great love story has the inevitable ups and downs, the book is on balance so uplifting. Yes, folks, true love still happens, and it can endure through health and through sickness." End quote.

Presidential Spirit is the title of the book by author Gina S. Scheff. Her website is ginasscheff.com. Go and get it today. When done reading remember to leave a review as those are very important to authors and they are very much appreciated indeed. Remember to share this interview with your friends so that they too have the opportunity to discover our guest and her work. I'm Danielle Hampson, thank you for listening. Until next time with another author and another one-

Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

I Don't Want To Turn 3

  • Young Adult
Fiction

Synopsis

"And Mommy looks at me like today will be my last day alive." When does a toddler start to learn right from wrong? What happens in a family that influences a decision going through a young mind? "I Don't Want to Turn 3" explores the interaction between family that is happening in just about every household in the world.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson

The Matchmaker

  • Thriller/Suspense
Fiction

Synopsis

Perfect Lives Don’t Come Cheap.

Marcia Bailey has it all: a passionate marriage to a rich and handsome man who is utterly devoted to her; fame and success as London’s premier matchmaker; a beautiful home in a posh neighbourhood, and fabulous holidays in exotic places.

But her perfect life turns into a nightmare overnight when a mysterious caller suddenly threatens to reveal secrets from her past she thought she had left behind forever. Who is he and what does he really want? He says he wants three million pounds to keep quiet, and she’s willing to pay. After all, she has already sacrificed so much, and perfect lives don’t come cheap.

But Marcia has a hunch her caller wants more than money from her. He wants to hurt and humiliate her. But why?

As police investigate a brutal murder in a wealthy London neighborhood, they untangle a web of lies, violence, sex and jealousy surrounding Marcia Bailey and the group of wealthy and powerful men who have secrets of their own to keep.

The Matchmaker is filled with unexpected twists and turns — and characters that will haunt you long after you’ve read the last page.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

My Vietnam: A Gift to My Daughter

  • Biography / Memoir
Nonfiction

Synopsis

"Hey Dad, instead of a gift, would you share your Vietnam experiences with me?" My daughter's request set into motion a journey 50 years into the past as a "grunt" in the steamy jungles of Vietnam. Four months later, with my memoir completed, Naomi asked another question. "Hey Dad, let's go to Vietnam, just you and me?" Could the ghosts of Vietnam past morph into a father and daughter blessing in the present?

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Atmosphere Press

Tales of Little Egypt

  • Historical Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

Tales of Little Egypt is a fictional account of small town America and the peculiar, ordinary, eccentric, sturdy, cunning, and contented characters who created it. Set in the years between the Civil War and the great Influenza Plague of 1918, this is a pageant of imaginary people--the narratives of a score of men, women, and children whose lives illustrate the immense changes and challenges of that turbulent era. This was a period of great events and outsized personalities: splendid World's Fairs attended by millions, radical new inventions, devastating wars and violent revolutions; leaders like Theodore Roosevelt. But underneath were the people whose stories are as fascinating, troubled, compelling and triumphant as anything that has occupied the attention of historians. There was the town doctor, the local sheriff, the jeweler, the self-appointed matron of morality, a young black girl and her mother, a boy who ran off to the circus and many others: lovers, criminals, teachers, ministers, and odd characters. As a community, their lives and ambitions, their failures and tragedies--sometimes at their own making--and their small successes intersected and became a part of each other.

Marion, Illinois is both a real place and the imaginary location for these stories. Set in the center of Little Egypt, Marion is a county seat in the middle of this unique area, a river delta wedged between the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. These two great highways of American immigration and trade sent millions of settlers North and South, East and West and back. The few who stopped off to make it their home created something distinctive. Theirs was a society that reflected the crossroads it occupied and the mix of cultures and sections that it represented. It was both nowhere and everywhere. Therefore their struggles to make sense of this world exemplify the tale and the memory of modern America in the making.

Available in English
Indie Author

The ID Paradox

  • Thriller/Suspense
Fiction
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Synopsis

After disastrous experiences in law and education, Jake Kazmareck tries to disappear into a menial job picking melons on a farm in the Rio Grande Valley.

An estranged friend tracks him down, however, with news that their mutual bosom buddy is not dead but rotting in a Mexican prison. The stage is set for his rescue.

Jake, Connors McClain, and Artie Cavazos’s friendship was forged during an almost fatal canoe trip in which only Artie’s genius for survival kept them alive. Their brush with death, however, unleashed in Jake a primitive beast that has never stopped plaguing him. A few years later, the three engage in an attempt to rescue Artie’s uncle and family from the Mexican drug cartel that had forced his uncle to work for them. Jake mistakenly attributes their failure, and Artie’s death, to Connors’s betrayal. When Connors later contacts Jake, he shares some startling news. Connors, now the Texas attorney general, has discovered that Artie is still alive and imprisoned in a Mexican jail.

The harrowing rescue is successful, but Artie’s experiences have effectively destroyed his spirit. Jake and Connors now reconciled, they enlist the aid of psychiatrist Judith Neuwirth to try to piece back together Artie’s shattered self.

Available in English

Undercover: Crime Shorts

  • Thriller/Suspense
Fiction

Synopsis

Under one cover for the first time a collection of crime shorts from Jane Risdon with more twists and turns than Spaghetti Junction - a must for those who enjoy gripping yarns.

Available in English

Only One Woman

  • Women Literature
Fiction

Synopsis

Two women, one love story. June 1968. Renza falls head over heels for heartthrob guitarist Scott. But after a romantic summer together they are torn apart when Renza’s family moves away. December 1968. On the night she believes to be her last, Stella meets Scott at a local dance. He’s the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen and if this one night is all they have, she’ll take it. As the final colourful year of the sixties dawns, the question is: can there be only one woman for Scott?

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
BookBaby

On Solid Ground

  • Thriller/Suspense
Fiction

Synopsis

While tracking illegal immigrants through hidden passageways on Apache land in Arizona, FBI agent Gage Youngblood, stumbles upon what he believes is a human trafficking operation. Before he can pursue the matter, an unexpected phone call from Qiana Apachito, his former girlfriend, now heading up the local Indian Affairs Office for the Department of Justice, interrupts his endeavor. He soon finds himself grudgingly helping her investigate an unearthed corpse, a
corpse believed to be the body of a man they tried to get rid of years earlier. A secret incident that would be career-ending for them both.

Their quest to identify the human remains and true cause of death leads them to several young girls living in the clutches of a cult leader with sinister plans. While searching for answers they must reexamine their relationship and deal  with emotional wounds that have never healed.

Can these ex-lovers, combine their talents and put aside their anger and hurt long enough to bring down the trafficking operation, free the enslaved women and rekindle lost love? Trusting each other may be the only way to defeat the evil they face.

An exciting conclusion to the Grounded Series trilogy!

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

A Man Called Stan

  • Literary Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

Stan does things we all want to do sometimes but know better not to...

You are about to discover a modern tale that will draw you in completely. Stan is an ordinary man who is fumbling his way through life. His life flows along its turbulent course with rapids, twists and gentle stretches, while the man called Stan tries to stay afloat and to find some happiness and meaning. 

Every reader can relate to Stan as he flounders in the currents and seeks fulfillment while splashing about. You laugh, you will cringe, you will learn from his lessons in life. 

Most importantly, the strands of philosophy that tie the story together offer something substantial for the reader to take away. This is a read that you will certainly enjoy, and it will leave you with more than a smile.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

Beastly Bionics

  • Children
Fiction

Synopsis

Discover how the natural world inspires innovation in science and technology to create the latest and greatest breakthroughs and discoveries in this exciting book.

Did you know that scientists have developed a bionic tool shaped like an elephant's trunk that helps lift heavy objects? Or that the needle-like pointed beak of the kingfisher bird encouraged engineers in Japan to change the design of the Shinkansen "bullet trains" to reduce noise? Across multiple fields of study and methods of problem-solving, scientists are turning to biomimicry, or engineering inspired by biology or nature, to make all kinds of cool technological advancements. From robots that protect people and gather information to everyday inventions, like reflectors on the roads and ice-proof coatings for airplanes, to new sources of renewable energy, this book dives into the ways that nature can give us ideas on how to improve our world. Discover more than 40 examples of technology influenced by animals, learn about some of the incredible creatures who have inspired multiple creations, and meet some of the scientists and the stories behind their inventions.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson

Welcome to Piney Falls

  • Mystery
Fiction

Synopsis

Lanie has no idea what awaits her in Piney Falls...

Lanie Anders has a perfectly-ordered life. From her half-foam morning latte to her high-powered executive job - she controls every outcome. But when her house burns to the ground in mysterious circumstances, her life is thrown into confusion.

Searching for some kind of purpose, she stumbles across a century-old mystery and flees to Piney Falls, Oregon, an oceanside hamlet with a curious past. But something isn’t quite right in the picturesque town. Her neighbor speaks in riddles, the death rate is alarmingly high and the impossibly handsome town baker is hiding something. 

With each clue she unearths in the present and the past, she becomes more convinced that the townspeople are in imminent danger. 

Will Lanie be able to solve both mysteries without putting her own life in jeopardy?

Find out why readers are calling Welcome to Piney Falls “immensely immersive and totally gripping.” Don't miss the first in this exciting new mystery series!

Available in English
Indie Author

When the Angel Sent Butterflies

  • Children
Fiction
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Synopsis

Children need to know love from their parents and others surrounds them.  Love conquers fear and believing that angels are near can help sweep any childhood fear away. In this story Angel Ken’s sending Jones and Kate butterflies was my example of sending love.

Available in English
Indie Author

The Angel's Daughter

  • Fantasy
Fiction
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Synopsis

A secret lies in Mystic Bay California and only two people know it. First there's Hannah O'Ryan, a tender, curly-headed half-angel. Then there's her father, Gabe an effervescent, teddy bear of a full-blooded angel. And it's up to Hannah to keep the secret safe. But she's made a colossal mistake telling her ex-boyfriend and writing Professor, Sam Blakley. Now he's written a book exposing the secret to the world.

What will happen to her angel father? What can Hannah really do to stop this? With her special tears, animal ESP and a surprising gift she doesn't know she has, will Hannah be able to thwart Sam's efforts? With her new love Josh and her beloved Mystic Bay behind her, Hannah finds her very angelness can make all the difference. Maybe she'll get to fly again like she does in all her dreams.

Available in English
Indie Author

Town of Angels

  • Fantasy
Fiction
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Synopsis

Angel vs. Bully in the town of Mystic Bay, California, where a well-kept secret lies. Angels live as humans there. After angels appeared to three children, all was blissful in the town full of psychics, and ordinary folk. But as brute, Klaus Waxman, comes to town, angel Ken Leighton, a storeowner, must carefully guide his flock of humans not to give in to the bully's efforts. As Klaus opens a store mocking the resident angel sightings, angel Ken guides psychic Justine Greer, and her family to thwart his efforts. And with the help of the indomitable oldest psychic in town, Madam Norma, the bully meets his match through the soft voices and intuitive minds of his neighbors.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

Liberty's Flight

  • Historical Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

Liberty's Flight is the first in a series of novels attempting to capture the spirit and flavor of the evolvement of our nation. Well-known personages and events are seen through the eyes of an irredeemable Jacobite, who fled Scotland at the end of a bayonet fixed on a Brown Bess by order of King George II.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley

How to Change a Law

  • Government/Politics
Nonfiction

Synopsis

This book is a do-it-yourself manual for voters, small business owners, lobbyists, and policy advocates who want to take political action, influence leaders and change laws.

This book is for you if you ever

·  Wanted to change a law.

·  Thought a law was unfair or unjust.

·  Felt confused by bureaucracy.

Warning! This book is intended to be used in conjunction with our website; after all, you can’t do it all alone.The three things you need are:1. Clarify your issue. 2. Build a coalition.3. Appeal to a higher authority.Very few advocacy activities encompass all three areas, but you have to do them with other people.So if you really have an issue and want to change a law, you will realize that it takes more than just reading a book. Please let me know if you have any suggestions to improve the process and make it simpler.The book, the website, the worksheets, and the debate writer’s guide are an integral part of the entire process. Once you understand the power of advocacy lobbying, you will be able to improve your community, influence leaders, and impact the world.

How To Change A Law offers insight, actionable tools, and strategies that will lead you to becoming an active Citizen Legislator who realizes that their participation in public policy matters.

You’ll learn:

·  The 7-step process for successfully making a significant change and taking action in just 60 minutes.

·  Common mistakes to avoid.

·  Successfully getting past internal and external roadblocks.

·  Real life policy success stories where someone saw a problem and wanted to implement a solution to make a change.

·  Demystify politics.

·  How to vote on issues, not for candidates.

·  How to use the Political Persuasion Platform™ and the iLobby solution to change laws through crowd funded lobbying.

We are at a turning point in our politics; everyone needs to get involved, come together around issues, build coalitions, fund their initiatives, and intelligently pursue their agenda.

This book is your roadmap.

Available in English
Black Rose Writing

The Augmented Man

  • Science Fiction
Fiction
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Synopsis

What do you do with a deadly weapon when it's no longer needed?

Nicholas Trailer is the last of The Augmented Men, beings created first by society and completed by a political group the public can't even imagine exists. Captain James Donaldson takes severely abused and traumatized children and modifies them into monsters capable of the most horrifying deeds without feeling any remorse or regret.  But the horrors of war never stay on the battlefield. They always come home.  Battling what society and science has made him, Nick Trailer discovers he is loved. From the horrors of childhood to the horrors of a war, what does it take for someone to find true love and peace? Especially when everyone has their own agenda, from the senators who sanctioned his making to the Governor of Maine who wants to use Nick's struggle to propel himself to the White House.  The Augmented Men were good at war, perhaps a little too good. Now they have to come home...or do they? What do you do with man-made monsters? Nick must decide if his friends are his friends and if his enemies are his enemies, all while protecting the woman he loves.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson

Never Say Never

  • Young Adult
Fiction

Synopsis

After she walks in on her mom doing the horizontal mambo with a man that's decidedly not her dad, Brynn Stark swears to NEVER fall in love. One of her friends--Val-- reveals her true identity--Aphrodite, goddess of love, and promises to show Brynn why she shouldn't lose faith.

But when Brynn realizes she's beginning to fall for Adam, Aphrodite's boyfriend, Brynn's forced to decide if she'll choose her goddess-given fate, or risk it all for the wrong-but-right guy.

One thing's for sure. Love sucks. And it's all about to blow up in their faces.

Available in English
Greenleaf Book Group

Leo Gray and the Lunar Eclipse

  • Children
Fiction

Synopsis

Mom's Choice Awards Silver Winner

Readers' Favorite Silver Winner

Rated ★★★★★ by Readers' Favorite


Who hasn't dreamed of going to the moon? That dream for eleven-year-old Leo Gray is about to come true but he's in for the surprise of his life!

In the year 2113, most people live in robotically maintained homes, ride around in self-flying cars, and wear ozone-resistant clothes. Most people that is; just not Leo Gray's parents. They're stuck in the past, and science know-it-all Leo is completely fed up with his beyond-embarrassing living arrangement with them. But when he enters a rocket-building competition for a chance to attend the Lunar Academy, Leo's luck finally seems to turn in his favor!

However, it's not long after stepping foot into his dorm room that Leo discovers the moon's celebrated city is harboring a world of dark secrets. It's soon a race against the clock for Leo and his friends Andromeda Groves (a code-hacking whiz from Canada), Pavo Digbi (a history buff from Brazil), and Grus Pinwheel (a musically gifted and comically endearing Aussie) to intercept and foil plans to destroy the city leaving the group's leader faced with a decision that no eleven-year-old should ever have to make: save Earth or save himself and the city he fought so hard to reach.

Leo Gray and the Lunar Eclipse is an epic adventure set in a wonderfully imaginative, futuristic world overflowing with robots, anti-gravity sports, superhero-esque suspense, and page after page of laughter and heart that will leave boys and girls equally gripped under its spell!

Available in English
CreateSpace-KDP

An Era of Error

  • Historical Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

Kass Ghayouri's An Era of Error sheds light on an Indian girl growing up in a period of racial segregation enforced through the legislation of the Apartheid government, in South Africa during the period of 1960 to 2000. During the time of the Apartheid regime, Kay found it a liability being an Indian. The Immorality Act was a strict code of conduct, which prevented interracial affairs and marriages. It is a story of jaw-dropping dehumanization, torture and verbal intimidation, conducted in total violation of the Apartheid laws. The major characters suffered gross violation of civil rights and human rights, unleashed by the Apartheid era. Amidst the brutality, emerges the most beautiful love story that transports the major characters into a new dimension.

Available in English
Interviewed by Danielle Hampson
Stealth Books

Raven One

  • Thriller-Techno
Fiction
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UNARMED OVER HOSTILE TERRITORY...For a moment Wilson froze and looked at the white-helmeted pilot who sat high on the nose of the colossal fighter. Across the small void, he saw the pilot’s eyes peer over his mask. Dark, chilling eyes…Wilson kicked right rudder to slide closer and jam any chance for a bandit gunshot. When the bandit pulled all the way over, almost on its back but in control, he cursed in frustration at what he knew was coming next. The hostile fighter reversed over the top in a negative-g maneuver, his nose tracking down on Wilson like a falling sledgehammer in slow motion. Horrified, Wilson realized he faced an imminent snapshot. With the little air speed he had, his inverted his Hornet to avoid the attack. His aircraft still rolling, Wilson saw that the monster had another weapon at its disposal…

Available in English
Indie Author

Leadership with a Servant's Heart

  • Religion-Christian
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Leadership with a Servant’s Heart exposes front-line, mid-level and senior-level leaders of small, medium and large organizations to practical and proven leadership principles, strategies, facts and real-time examples. Our readers should begin in high school and college as well as the well-educated and progressive population of Millennials. Multiple proven lesson plans will enhance personal relationships while increasing performance and productivity.

This book’s principle goal is to teach, coach, mentor and share several aspects of leading others by valuing and caring for them. While it is true that “…many will not remember what you say, but most will remember how you make them feel,” the readers of this book will learn the truth of this emotion and how to effect change in their respective leadership styles. When leaders value and care for those that they are entrusted to lead, their influence increases exponentially.

Leadership with a Servant’s Heart is systematically divided into three parts, three chapters each, for a total of nine chapters, to emphasize the core characteristics of a servant leader – serving, inspiring and leading:
Part I - The Key to Servant Leadership: Serving Others
Part II - The Goal of Servant Leadership: Inspiring Others
Part III - The Result of Servant Leadership: Leading Others

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson

The Worst Thing I Could Do

  • Women Literature
Fiction

Synopsis

Maddie is a driven F.B.I. forensic researcher following a detailed life plan, until divorce turns her world, and plan, upside down. In an attempt to get her life back, she begins a research project at North Branch Correctional Facility with the determination that the success of the project, and subsequent promotion, is all that she needs to be happy. Enter Jonah, her handsome but off-limits research subject, is serving a thirty-eight-year sentence for armed robbery and assault. Unable to keep herself from doing the worst thing she could do, falling in love with Jonah, Maddie’s life unravels, forcing her on an unexpected journey of self-discovery. Through love, loss, and one spontaneous trip, she must question her own assumptions about what makes for a happy life.

Available in English
Interviewed by Danielle Hampson
Iguana Books

The Cardiff Giant

  • Literary Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

The Cardiff Giant, set in Cooperstown, New York, has up its novelistic sleeve Puck's profound declaration, "Lord, what fools these mortals be!" Jess Freeman, investigative reporter, arrives on the scene to look into the weird disappearance from the Farmers' Museum of a huge human figure. He had been unearthed in the late nineteenth century near Cardiff, New York. Jess confronts locals and outsiders who all have a theory, including that the giant has been reanimated and is lurching throughout the community. They are enmeshed in self-punishing belief systems such as alien abduction, astrology, kabbalistic numerology, New Age rebirthing, and religious dogmas reduced to literal absurdities. The fast-paced action centers around episodes where they pay a sorry price for their beliefs. But skeptics don't fare much better, susceptible as they are to mental disorders that show the faculty of reason is fragile indeed. These characters group and regroup, with romance always on their minds, and finally come to recognitions at once surprising and moving.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

Mrs. White's Sub Snips

  • Comic Book/Graphic Novel
Fiction

Synopsis

These humorous substitute teaching real life experiences show fun snapshots or 'snips' into the world in which all who sub, used to sub, or has had a sub can relate to. These cartoons illustrate 15 years of subbing grades K-12. All school teachers and administrators will be able to identify with this book. Have any of these situations happened to you? You've got to read it to believe it! This is a coloring book; color with colored pencils for hours of fun.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Level 4 Press

The Green Cathedral

  • Science Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

Deep in the jungle lies the deadliest kind of beauty.

As a DEA agent caught in an unwinnable drug war, Abel has spent his life with the ugliest side of humanity. It’s no wonder he’s given in to corruption, bribery, and an illegal side hustle that has him on the run from some of the most dangerous men in South America. 

Then, he stumbles upon an alluring creature—a stranded alien who has made her home under the green canopy of the deepest part of the jungle. Her spacecraft crash-landed a decade ago; his life crashed and burned well before that.

But as this unlikely pair grow closer, Abel will realize that his dark past has tracked him down and threatens to destroy the very beauty he has fallen in love with.

The Green Cathedral is a fast-paced thrill-ride that examines the nature of beauty and the power it has to heal our damaged souls.


"Non-stop action...a real flight and fight to the finish. Absolutely worth a read." - Screencraft


Fans of Monster and The Shape of Water will love this "high-energy, swashbuckling" book. (Screencraft)

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Chicago Review Press

Being A Singer: the Art, Craft and Science

  • Education
Nonfiction
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Being a Singer: The Art, Craft, and Science provides the solutions you need to make practical, consistent changes in your singing. This book pulls back the curtain on how singing actually works, from cognition to anatomy to your amazing hearing system and even your instincts and emotions. Based on the training approach of Seth Riggs, supported by vocal science, neuroscience and motor learning, Being a Singer offers clear tools and strategies that train your voice, empower you to find solutions, build your awareness, and develop confidence. Stories and interviews will inspire you. Exercises with clear how-to’s, evaluations, and troubleshooting will train your voice, mind, and body. Exercises are available online.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
BookBaby

2Connect

  • Self-Help
Nonfiction
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The book, 2Connect transforms the way an individual finds a soul mate using a new science of the mind technology for a more compatible, intimate, and long-lasting relationship. The key that unlocks this secret to finding a mate is the understanding of the predictive behaviors of a person and whether they are compatible with yours early on in a relationship and not after the honeymoon period is over and you are living together and married or worst yet expecting a child. The new "aha" described in this book is identifying a person's true self. The big "aha" is that people are born with innate differences. They have predictable behaviors that may or may not be compatible with yours. Individuals of opposite preferences from yours do not offer a comfortable, long-lasting, romantic relationship. 2Connect's new psychographic technology explains why and educates a person on how to find a good match, a soul mate. Until the discovery of 2Connect technology only happenstance and hormones contributed to the romantic relationship where both partners are so immersed in a strong connection mentally and physically. Sex is part of a relationship and can be playful and imaginative, erotic and passionate, pleasurable and exhilarating but needs to be personalized to the different intrinsic motivations of people and those predictable behaviors that affect a relationship for the ultimate sexual experience. The last best-selling book was in the 70's, The Joy of Sex and it only addresses how people experience their sexuality and not the relationship behaviors that contribute to the ultimate in compatibility and intimacy. 2Connect provides a sexual cognofile report that is personalized to your preferences based on how the mind works.2Connect sets the bar for a compatible and intimate relationship by defining the certain magical feel that is possible between soul mates with love that is so strong the chemistry is not explainable and sex is mind blowing. Seventy photographs and illustrations contribute to understanding key learnings.2Connect defines what a romantic relationship can be. How do you know what it is if you have never been there? Love is the center of everything a person does and the synergy that is magnified when two people find their soul mate. Soul mates feel that their souls are connected no matter the distance. Everything blends together harmoniously, conversations flow seamlessly, you feel their touch when apart and their voice echoes in your mind peacefully. A soul mate is your twin, a reflection of yourself, someone that will hold your hand and walk with you in challenging situations. Your soul mate makes you proud and everything he/she does or says you find enlightening. A soul mate completes you and provides a safe environment for exploring your sexuality in order to reach the highest levels built on total trust. It's like a best friend, but more. 2Connect helps in where to find your soul mate, the one person in the world that knows you better than anyone else. It's someone who inspires you. A soul mate is someone who you carry with you forever. It's the one person who knew you, and accepted you, and believed in you before anyone else did or when no one else would. And no matter what happens you'll always love them and have a special connection.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

The SPIRIT Method of Massage for Seniors: Raising the Bar...A Primer for Massage Therapists and Caregivers

  • Health & Wellness
Nonfiction
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A book both practical and spiritual. The care of our seniors takes many skills and natural abilities, but it also takes a deeper understanding of what it means to be a senior. Without that understanding, mistakes are made that are unnecessary and could cause harm. Connections are missed that could make all the difference in someone's life; maybe yours. Magical ahha moments are missed because they just aren't recognized in the daily routine. This book hopes to bring awareness to what and who is before you so that you can offer your best self in the care of others.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

The Buccaneers of St. Frederick Island

  • Mystery
Fiction

Synopsis

What can possibly happen when a crime happens under the very noses of a group of very savvy eighth graders at St. BeSillius’ Catholic School on St. Frederick’s Island? When the money they raised to buy toys for children in homeless shelters in near-by NYC is stolen, the Buccaneers, as they call themselves are outraged. Despite warnings from Father Felix and Sr. Jo, Sprocket, the leader of the Buccaneers, and her determined buddies set out to follow the clues, run down the thief, and get those toys for the homeless kids.  

Available in English
Indie Author

The Madonna Ghost

  • Young Adult
Fiction

Synopsis

THE MADONNA GHOST,  An Annie Tillery Mystery by Linda Maria Frank, winning  “Editor’s Choice” and “Rising Star” from iUniverse.  Annie Tillery sets out with her NYPD Aunt Jill for a vacation of sun and sailing on beautiful Fire Island. She meets Ty Egan, setting the stage for a sweet little romance. Together, with a local ghost hunter, they set out to investigate an eerie ghost from a shipwreck in the 1800’s. As the tale of the ghost unfolds, Annie and Ty stumble upon a diabolical plot that impacts national security, threatening the life of Annie’s aunt.

Available in English
Indie Author

Girl with Pencil, Drawing

  • Young Adult
Fiction

Synopsis

Another book in the Annie Tillery mystery series by Linda Maria Frank. Girl detective, Annie Tillery, wins art lessons at a glamorous N.Y. gallery. When the director of the gallery is found murdered, the prime suspect is Annie’s instructor, Francesca Gabrielli. While tracking the murderer, all the clues lead to a mysterious brownstone in Brooklyn, where they uncover a ring of art forgers and thieves, who will stop at nothing to protect their fabulous enterprise. Annie and Francesca face death by fire and water in the thrilling conclusion. It’s a case of Nancy Drew meets CSI.

Available in English
Indie Author

Secrets in The Fairy Chimneys

  • Young Adult
Fiction

Synopsis

Annie Tillery joins boyfriend, Ty Egan, and his best friend, Cedric Zeeks, at an archaeological dig in Turkey. All is not what it seems in the fascinating city of Istanbul. The gang finds themselves tracking treasure hunters and thieves through mysterious passageways in Istanbul’s old city, and the treacherous caves surrounding the ancient archaeological site.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Black Rose Writing

Sisters of the Vine

  • Women Literature
Fiction

Synopsis

"A novel about vineyard life and family, Linda Rosen's delightful and poignant Sisters of the Vine is for wine-lovers." –Laura Dave, author of Eight Hundred Grapes

Housewife and mother with a loving husband to take care of her - that's all Liz, a Fifties gal, ever wanted. Over her father's objections, she drops out of college to marry Rick, who dreams of living off the land. They buy a farm on a verdant hillside in the Hudson Valley, but can't agree on what to plant. When they discover French-American hybrid grapes, Liz is confident they'll be happy. Grapes are classy.

As the rich soil sinks into her soul and the vines begin to thrive, the marriage grows rocky. Refusing to disappoint her father again, Liz is determined to make her marriage work . . . until she discovers a photograph hidden in the old barn.

Faced with impossible decisions, Liz is desperate. She has a vineyard ready to harvest and no idea how to accomplish the task. Does she have the moxie to flourish? Or will she and the land turn fallow?

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

A Spiritual Pathway to Recovery from Addiction, A Physician's Journey of Discovery

  • Self-Help
Nonfiction

Synopsis

A SPIRITUAL PATHWAY TO RECOVERY FROM ADDICTION is the memoir of a group of physicians going through an intensive rehab program for addiction to drugs and alcohol. It is presented as a collection of their stories and the lessons they encountered during their time together. It is a step by step guide to understanding the disease of addiction and how to treat it.

Here you will discover how to overcome alcoholism and drug addiction through the use of spiritual tools-a simple and successful treatment that works for impaired physicians and can be used by anyone.

You will find answers to these questions: Am I an alcoholic? Am I an addict?  How did I get this disease? Can it be cured?  Will I ever be able to drink socially again?

How can I get over this insane craving?  How can spiritual principles help me?  What is a Higher Power, and why do I need one?

Topics covered include: The disease concept of addiction  -  Overcoming the uncontrollable craving  -  Finding the openness, honesty, and willingness to change  -  Dealing with past mistakes and removing character defects  -  Exchanging my old addictive ways of thinking for healthier ones  -  Finding spiritual principles I can live by  -  Living without fear or worry  -  Finding happiness within myself

Addiction occurs among physicians at the same rate as in the general population, about 10%. Unlike the general population, however, an intensive rehabilitation program, geared specifically for their profession, vastly improves their chances of finding long-term sobriety. Over 70% of these physicians will be clean and sober-and practicing medicine-five years later.

Available in English
Indie Author

A Love Letter to My Daughter

  • Biography/Memoir
Nonfiction
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Surrender: A Love Letter to My Daughter chronicles Crystal and her five-year journey with heroin told through the eyes of her mother, Lou Alpert. Two stints in detox, two trips to rehab, two babies, and homelessness are just broken fragments of this engaging story. As Crystal’s disease progressed, so did her mother’s. Stalking her daughter’s addiction and isolating herself to cope with the chaos of loving and trying to fix an addict, she lost herself in darkness until a CNN story exploded and forced her to look at her life and walk back into the light to face her own demons of co-dependency.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Author Academy Elite

Discover Your Joy

  • Christian Nonfiction
Nonfiction

Synopsis

JOY! It’s YOUR choice. Every day! Does life leave you feeling hopeless and joyless? Are your intentions out of alignment with your actions? What choices do you make in life to Discover Your Joy? Do you know you can live in joy every day of your life—but—it is a choice! I had to make a choice to have joy in my life. I had experienced loss and major change of life plans, and really, I just went through the motions of living. Sure, there were moments of joy but that was it—moments. Until I made the choice to discover my own joy. In Discover Your Joy, you will find:• Daily inspirations to be joyful• Learn how to live an abundant life filled with joy!• Discover inner peace• How to become a Joy-Fanatic. A quick inspirational read every morning will have you on your way to discover moments of joy each day. Chock full of encouragement and inspiration, you will learn to seek and experience true joy in your life. Discover Your Joy – Daily splashes of inspiration for living an abundant life of happiness, blessings, and inner peace.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Mascott Books

Green Haven

  • Mystery
Fiction

Synopsis

Luxury comes at a deadly price.

Nurse Cathy Arden must prove her innocence or spend the rest of her life in a prison cell.

Oscar Green's vision is simple: create a place where wealthy senior citizens can live their final days in the comfort to which they have become accustomed. On the outside, the ultra-luxury of Green Haven seems like heaven on Earth, but Green Haven is not the idyllic nursing home it appears to be.

Director of Nursing, Cathy Arden's complacent life is about to change as she discovers Green Haven's residents are suddenly dying at an alarming rate. She is determined to prove something is wrong, and her efforts have inadvertently placed her in the crosshairs. Who can she trust as the killer may be working right beside her?

Detective Oaks sets his sights on Cathy when all the evidence points to her. He is intent on bringing her to justice. Desperate, but unwilling to give up, Cathy is forced to put others at risk to find out who the real killer is and point detective Oaks in the right direction. If she fails, more will die and Cathy's new long-term home will be a prison cell.

Green Haven is the perfect place for the rich and forgotten. Perhaps it's also the perfect place for murder.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Franklin Rose Publishing

Misfit in Hell to Heaven Expat

  • Spirituality
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Placed on a ventilator for lung failure in 1999, M.K. McDaniel fought for her life in a drug-induced coma for three weeks. Misfit In Hell To Heaven Expat is a memoir of M.K.’s experiences before, during, and after a Dark Near-Death Experience. Her family waited and prayed, totally unaware of the horrors M.K. was bravely facing and miserably enduring in a seemingly eternal hell, culminating in her eventual glimpse of heaven and chat with her deceased fiancé. But M.K. still had work to do on Earth. During her lengthy recovery, as M.K. reflected on the purpose of her experiences in the Afterlife, she recalled the tribulations of her family ancestors and their courage to survive. If they could overcome their overwhelming obstacles, then so could she. As memories of former earthly hellish traumas surfaced and seemed to parallel her actual hell experiences, M.K. sought out others with the same story. She eventually found solace, hope, and understanding at the International Association of Near-Death Studies meetings in Seattle. IANDS offered insights, camaraderie, and joy she had nearly forgotten to be possible in this life. Uplifting, humorous, chilling, and engrossing, Misfit In Hell To Heaven Expat takes the reader by the hand to safely explore our human and otherworldly selves. Its gentle message will help the reader find their way along the bumpy, earthly road to eternity.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

The Giant's Giant

  • Young Adult
Fiction

Synopsis

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Minecraft-inspired Gameknight999 series with over 2 million copies in print.

Who do you trust when you can't believe your eyes?

A nuclear apocalypse has devastated the human race, turning survivors into four warring groups of Giants, tree-dwelling Dryads, remnant humans, and evil radioactive scavengers. But, not everyone appears as they seem.

Brianna MineShaker was born a giant. However, she's smaller than normal, constantly bullied by her peers, and exiled to Harmony School, a place for misfits and the unwanted.

At Harmony, there is little peace as Brianna's size continues to attract abuse, leaving her as an outcast. But then, she witnesses a shocking event...something is taking over the bodies of the other giants at the school.

Faced with an impossible choice, Brianna must venture into the dangerous Wastelands to find the truth, a place where no one has ever made it back...alive.

There is no one to trust, except three unexpected companions. If their plan fails, Brianna will never make it home or even survive to help save her family.

Beware of what hides in the Wastelands. But also, don't underestimate this little giant with a big attitude.

 

Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games, Divergent, and the Maze Runner series, The Giant's Giant is a gripping story of a dystopian world transformed by bravery, tolerance, and friendship. Start reading today.

Available in English
Interviewed by Danielle Hampson

Call Me Joe

  • Contemporary
Fiction
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Synopsis

The world is on the brink of disaster.

The environment, society and mankind itself are facing extreme challenges in a world that is both more connected, and yet more divided than ever before. Fear and confusion seep into all parts of everyday life… now, more than ever, the world needs one voice, one guide…  One day the Earth is plunged into darkness and when light appears again so does a man – call him Joe – claiming to be the son of God. Can Joe bring the world's most creative thinkers and leaders together to tackle the ills of mankind?  Can he convince us all to follow him before it’s too late? 

In this compelling and prescient novel, Martin van Es and Andrew Crofts highlight the key concerns of our time and imagines a future where we, at last, all work together to ensure the future of our world and all the life that calls it home.

Available in English
Indie Author

Ravens Cove, The Supernatural Battle for a Small Alaska Town

  • Paranormal/Supernatural
Fiction
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Synopsis

Welcome to Ravens Cove, Alaska, a tiny town nestled in a small hollow on the majestic Cook Inlet. A town familiar with storytelling—after all, Alaska abounds in rich legends. In Ravens Cove, though, legends have a tendency to come to life. Meet Josiah Williams, the peculiar stranger whose warning to lifetime residents Kat Tovslosky and her cousin, Sheriff Bart Andersen, raises more questions than answers; a man whose dark past and knowledge of the murders make him a suspect more than an ally. Join Kat and Bart as an unlikely troop forms (including an unwelcome FBI agent) to discover the identity of a killer. The unearthing of which will throw the reluctant warriors into a battle for their very lives and the lives of all who call Ravens Cove home.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Concordis Publishing

Silent Partner

  • Thriller/Suspense
Fiction
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Synopsis

LOGAN VAN HOEHN was at the peak of his profession, with the best job in the United States Navy. He was a seasoned aviator, and his mission as an adversary pilot, what the Navy commonly refers to as a "Bogey Driver," was to play the "bad guy."  As an adversary pilot, Logan trained other naval aviators to be the best pilots in the Navy. In simulated air-to-air combat missions over the deserts of Nevada, he "taught" the good guys, either by training or "killing" them in simulated combat scenarios, and then instructing them on how they might have done better. That is, until the fallout from the widely-publicized scandal known as "Tailhook '91." A small error in judgment ended his career. He found commercial airline work easy, but also uninspiring. He decided that what he really wanted was to be rich. He had a dream. All he needed was an "Angel," someone with seed capital. He found one, and more. SILENT PARTNER is a story about a naval aviator who finds himself unwittingly immersed in the most extensive distribution network of cocaine and heroin in United States history. At a time when Pablo Escobar was at the apex of his power, the war on drugs had just begun. Rumors that the CIA was selling drugs on the streets of the United States ran rampant in the wake of the Iran-Contra scandal.

In a war that seemingly has no end, sometimes even the good guys question whether they are the good guys after all.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Atlantic Publishing Group

Beyond the Miracle, Beyond the Grave: A Medium's True Experiences

  • Spirituality
Nonfiction
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Synopsis

Melissa Gabriel is 17 years past her expiration date.

When she was rushed to the emergency room as her liver failed and her body was pierced with agony, she didn’t think she would see her friends or family again––and fate didn’t plan for her to. But through a miracle from the other side, she recovered and began her second life on Earth, seeing it through new eyes.

After realizing that she was being shepherded and protected by her personal guides and angels, Melissa’s purpose in life changed completely. In Beyond the Miracle, Beyond the Grave, she tells her story of how her miraculous healing awakened her psychic mediumship and set her on a path to enlightenment. By seeking out those who have passed into the spiritual plane, she has been able to uncover her untapped potential that enables her to connect with her psychic abilities and spread healing and hope to those still in our world. In a collection of short stories, Melissa Gabriel recounts the miracles, both large and small, she’s experienced on her incredible and inspiring journey.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

In the Belly of the Bell-Shaped Curve

  • Humor
Fiction

Synopsis

Turk is a frustrated claims adjuster for a large insurance company and has developed a plan that will free him from his boring life and make him rich. If successful, his plan will liberate a vast majority of human beings from the drudgery and monotony of their jobs. Turk hopes to create the Primo-Primate Project and train chimpanzees to operate technology like cash registers or machines used in manufacturing. Consumers would be able to buy the chimps as surrogate workers, in turn freeing humanity from the mundane and dull. Due to his job, Turk has access to the personal information of policyholders. To finance his project, he develops a scheme to embezzle money from the company by creating a fictitious claimant who suffers an injury. Once he crosses the line into white-collar crime, Turk?s life spirals out of control. He wanted excitement and more?and now, he?s got it, as he faces either madness or revelation.

Available in English
Indie Author

Finding the Lost (Moose Beach Trilogy)

  • Young Adult
Fiction
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Synopsis

What was it that Alicia heard, groggy from sleep? Later that day, she takes a break from school assignments and ventures outside, stunned and confused to find her Mom and Dad frozen inside an amber bubble. No matter how loud she screams or how hard she beats on the bubble, her parents don't respond. The frightened teenager has a gut-wrenching feeling that she is the only one who can free them as she realizes the Wild Side has been calling her.

Three years older now, our heroine Alicia is on the annual family visit to their mountain cabin in the wilds of Idaho. This is the last summer before starting high school and she finds herself spending more time in the cabin completing summer assignments made by her teachers than doing her normal mountain cabin activities: exploration, discovery, and games of imagination. On a particularly normal day, Alicia takes a break from her school assignments and ventures outside expecting to see her father Richard chopping or stacking wood, and her mother Katie focused on her latest painting of the beautiful surroundings. She was stunned and confused to find them both seemingly frozen, trapped inside an amber-colored bubble. No matter how loud she screamed or how hard she beat on the bubble, her parents did not move a muscle, nor did they breathe. The frightened teenager has a gut-wrenching feeling that she is the only one who could save them.

Alicia had heard unusual sounds during this visit as if someone or something was calling to her. With the discovery of her parents in amber, she had the sudden realization that the Wild Side might be calling her back. This time, she prepared herself by filling a backpack with things she did not have three years ago when she somehow walked through the portal to the other side. With food, supplies, and an extra layer of clothes, she ventures on the most important adventure she has had in her short life. Somehow, Alicia knew she had to get back to the wild side to free her parents from the bubble and she knew that she must be prepared for anything.

Once on the other side, Alicia finds herself fearing for her life in the search for answers to the mystery that holds her parents captive. She befriends Tawny, a frighteningly beautiful cougar who becomes her ally and protector when Alicia decides to look for "The Ancients", beings that her friends in the Wild Side had talked about three years ago. She felt in her heart that they could help her free her parents but could they. More importantly - would they?

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley

Self Enquiry: A Testimony

  • Spirituality
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Michael J. Vincent uses his life story to illustrate how experience, no matter how trivial or intense and life-changing, becomes a deep well of learning for us to draw upon in our search for truth.

Exploring his journey through life, Michael demonstrates how the Practice of Self Enquiry can quieten the mind-driven anxieties, doubts and fears that grow along the way, moving us to a place of peace, fulfilment and positive action.

No doctrine; no belief system; not a crutch, mask or sticking plaster; Self Enquiry is a profound, radical and powerful Practice with one clear message: Believe in yourself.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

Dr. Stern's Rotation Diet

  • Health & Wellness
Nonfiction

Synopsis

AT LAST: A LIFETIME WEIGHT-LOSS SOLUTION WITH PROVEN RESULTS

If you struggle with weight loss, if you find yourself nearing your goals only to see them slip away, if you’re tired of programs that promise more than they deliver, or even if you’ve never tried a weight-loss program before, Dr. Stern’s Rotation Diet is the solution. Let Dr. Michael Stern show you how to . . .

  • set healthy and realistic weight-loss goals
  • kick-start your weight loss with a lightning-fast rapid-reduction technique
  • evaluate weight-loss options and choose the ones that are right for you
  • build your own rotation diet for lifelong weight maintenance
  • feel better, have more energy, and add years to your life through healthier habits
  • master motivation, meditation, and mindfulness skills that will enhance every area of your life and career

Wherever you are in your health and wellness journey, Dr. Stern’s Rotation Diet provides the science and the solutions to deliver the results you seek. Start today and make the change to a happier, healthier, and more satisfying way of life.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Atlantic Publishing Group

Living Cancer: Stories from an Oncologist, Father, and Survivor

  • Biography/Memoir
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Long days, important decisions, difficult conversations. A doctor’s work is never truly done.

After working as a pediatric oncologist for 40 years, Dr. Michael Weiner has collected a multitude of stories. From the best case scenarios to the worst, Dr. Weiner has chosen to share some of the most memorable and heartbreaking moments of his career.

Always in close contact with pain and heartbreak, his accounts express his willingness to help patients and their families through great times of need. His observations about cancer are further informed when his daughter was diagnosed with cancer as well as his own personal cancer journey.

Available in English
Indie Author

Misti Moments: The Collection

  • Inspirational/Motivational
Nonfiction
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Synopsis

Life is a series of moments. With courage, authenticity, and a commitment to her continually evolving spiritual growth, author, inspirational speaker, and spiritual teacher, Misti Rains, has gathered a collection of wisdom gleaned from various moments throughout her life. Misti Moments will fall as a refreshing rain to water the dry places of the soul and provide a fresh dew upon the human heart. These soul-stirring thoughts are rare gems that offer an intimate and compelling glimpse into lessons gleaned from life's most heart-piercing themes. These short essays will help the reader face the circumstances of their life with more purpose, intention, gratitude, awe, and an eagle's eye view of what the various moments they encounter throughout their life are truly there to teach them. The spiritual teachings in Misti Moments are prolific writings as well as genuine pieces of divine, higher truths that will serve to awaken, uplift, and heal the spirit. Her stories and universal lessons provide readers with the framework for living the truest, most authentic, and happiest versions of themselves. Misti Moments will serve to awaken and strengthen the power that lies within the human spirit to overcome any obstacle by fully connecting with their Divine Source.

Available in English
Indie Author

B Styled for Life - Living with Sass and Style Over 50

  • Women Literature
Nonfiction
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Synopsis

REALIZE YOUR OWN UNIQUE SASS AND STYLE AFTER 50

Are you a 'mature' woman who is feeling a bit lost?  Have you fallen out of love with your body and wardrobe?  Do you wish you could look and feel confident and alive again? 

You're not alone. Many women experience this as they move into their 50s, which can lead to anxiety and even depression.

This must-read book by professional stylist and life-coach Moana Robinson, will empower you to take charge of your life and rediscover your sass and style.

You've experienced many of life's challenges and rewards. Made it through the highs and lows. You have loved and lost and possibly loved again. But if you have a yearning for more, to live a full, vibrant life without regrets, read on.  With just a few tweaks, the most exciting part of your life journey is yet to come!

Women over 50 are changing the world. Many find they now have the freedom to use their experience, time and knowledge to create an impact, in their own lives and the lives of others. It begins within and ripples out.  The time has come to recognise the opportunities that are now before you. Use these 'Wisdom Years' to develop that sass and style that is uniquely yours and yours alone.  It's time to reclaim your confidence and your life. It's time for sass and style!

This is one book you'll read over and over and want to gift a copy to your friends because you won't want to part with your own!

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Fisher King Publishing

The Eye of The Unicorn

  • Science Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

On a dying planet two species compete for survival. The San, a people who have been divided into tribes through war, bigotry and hate, their population devastated by a mysterious illness. Their rivals, the Cuc, a hive species who declare all out war on the San. Born into this world are twin sons of the Chieftain of the Warrior Clan of the Chai, Remruc and Curmer. After the death of their father, they are burdened with the task of saving their people. Together they formulate a radical plan which could unite the divided clans. Taking advantage of the race weakened by illness and held together by very tenuous bonds, the Cuc a formidable enemy of the San take them to the very brink of destruction. When all seems lost a secret is uncovered, a secret that may secure the safety of their people but a secret that has a darker side and a high price will be paid for survival. A fast paced action packed adventure that will keep you turning the pages to find the answers and leave you breathless as the legend of Remruc and Curmer unfolds.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

Bird in a Snare

  • Historical Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

When Hani, an Egyptian diplomat under Akhenaten, is sent to investigate the murder of a useful bandit leader in Syria, he encounters corruption, tangled relationships, and yet more murder. His investigation is complicated by the new king’s religious reforms, which have struck Hani’s own family to the core. Hani’s mission is to amass enough evidence for his superiors to prosecute the wrongdoers despite the king’s protection—but not just every superior can be trusted. And maybe not even the king!

Available in English
Indie Author

Traces of Heaven (A Spiritual Guide to Life After Life)

  • Spirituality
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Traces of Heaven is an uplifting, light read about some very significant human transitions. Do you sense from time to time “there must be something more?” Are you curious about the mystical and spiritual nature of yourself and other human beings? Would you like to learn more clearly where your deceased loved ones are? And would you like to learn how to connect with them even now from your two different worlds? The book, Traces of Heaven, is a divinely revealed guidebook which maps out in delightful story form the answers to these and many other questions about life and afterlife mysteries.
The author, Nancine Meyer, is a long-standing angel medium and sixth sensory guide. In Traces of Heaven she shares in a reassuring, simple style the Angels' communications to her regarding our divine origin, the human experience, the spirit world, and how to reach each other from different energy realms.

Available in English
Interviewed by Danielle Hampson
Indie Author

NOC Three Times: Knock-On Effect

  • Thriller-Spy
Fiction
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Synopsis

"Due to censorship restrictions, a veteran of Britain’s MI6 intelligence service tells a fictionalized version of his covert action experiences" Publishers Weekly

In my days there were five classified UK Eyes Only security clearance levels. The higher you went up the secrecy ladder, the less people knew about you... I held the highest security clearance level a British intelligence officer could reach. This book, the third in the NOC Trilogy covers my last five years in the field being in charge of the 'uncammo' (not in uniform) unit of the special forces, 2003-2007, which encompassed the Iraqi War and being in the field in Afghanistan, Somalia and The Yemen, among others.

For obvious reasons I must remain anonymous. I am a British citizen and a 20-year veteran of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6).  I did three tours of duty, first serving in 1971-1983. I was recalled into active duty in 1992-1993 and 2003-2007, and volunteered for one more operation in 2008 after retirement.  Since that time I have been granted political asylum in France, where I now reside.

The first two books are:  “NOC - Non-Official Cover: British Secret Operations and  NOC Twice: More UK Non-Official Cover Operations.

Available in English

Interview Transcription

Danielle Hampson: As a former member of the Secret Intelligence Service of the United Kingdom, today's author writes under a pen name to protect his true identity, and of course his family. Welcome to The Authors Show®. I'm Danielle Hampson. He goes by Nicholas Anderson. He is a best-selling and award-winning British author who brings us his third book in the knock trilogy titled NOC Three Times: Knock-On Effect but this trilogy has a twist. It is a trilogy of four, four books. Well, why not? After all, a Baker's dozen counts 13, not 12, so why not a four-piece trilogy? And you will find out soon why this is as you hear from Nicholas. Now onto my guest and you will find out more about him at NicholasAnderson.info. Welcome to The Authors Show, Nicholas.

Nicholas Anderson: Hello, Danielle. Thank you for having me.

Danielle: Now for our audience, let's bring in a bit of your background before we dive into the book itself because it is very much relevant to your writing. You grew up in multiple countries, you were a national swimming champion who also played other sports, and you wanted to be a fighter pilot, but you flew a helicopter in the Royal Navy, and you ended up in secret intelligence service training.

You have said that you were born to do what you ended up doing: spying. You indeed became a spy and were involved for many years in covert operations. You speak Russian and you were involved in activities at the time of the fall of communism and the war in Iraq. I know you favor some level of secrecy on who you are, but would you like to add something else?

Nicholas: No, what I can tell you basically is I'm a 20-year veteran covert intelligence officer for the British Secret Intelligence Service known as MI6, who was recalled to active duty three times in my career. MI6 is the UK equivalent of CIA for you guys in the United States.

Danielle: Now you said you wanted people to know what goes on in the world, and you also said, and I quote: "I do believe that the Russians and the Americans could not agree on building a bridge, so they dug a hole for all of us" end quote. How much did that sentiment influence your decision to transition from a spy career to becoming an author of multiple books and especially the NOC Trilogy?

Nicholas: Well, it did. I think basically I wanted closure. It wasn't a financial decision that I decided to become an author. It's just I wanted closure and I had so many stories to tell. In 2007, I decided to group together and put all my stories together. I just started a manuscript, just playing, writing some stuff down as I've always done, and it evolved into these books.

Danielle: So, do tell us a little bit about the storyline in this specific title NOC Three Times: Knock-On Effect.

Nicholas: Well, it's not one storyline, Danielle, basically each chapter is a separate story that actually happened in my career as a covert intelligence officer. Some people say you could write a book on each chapter, but if you read the book, you'll see that each chapter is completely different to the next one.

Danielle: Who is your target audience for this book, or for the entire trilogy I should say?

Nicholas: Well, mainly men interested in real-life espionage events. Some women might like it as well. It's not for kids, but what I would say is be prepared to have your preconceptions changed.

Danielle: And what is the significance of your book title? Obviously, there's a play on word there but what else?

Nicholas: Well NOC or N-O-C stands for Non-Official Cover. Sometimes known as natural cover. It was later changed to non-traditional platform as it is still known as today. NOCs were undercover and covert operations behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War to defeat communism through to operate behind enemy lines, combat in the rise in Islamic militant fascism of today.

Danielle: NOC Three Times is understandably written in the historical fiction genre, but you did mention that you had a lot of stories to tell. So, how close are the stories in your book? How close are they to reality?

Nicholas: Well, all of it is close to reality. It's all that happened in my life. Some names and dates have been changed because I'm restricted by law from telling the truth. The traditional book industry is also rather backwards. It wants to label books as either fiction or nonfiction. In fact, mine states fiction on the cover, because I'm not allowed by the powers that be to say it is nonfiction. I think faction would probably be the best to describe my books. If only the book business opens its eyes to other possibilities. As a way of explaining, I often like to say this: what's right and what's true are different.

Danielle: That is indeed often the case, more than we want to know or want to acknowledge. Let's talk a little bit about the protagonist in your book and who are also some of the characters that we will find.

Nicholas: Well, according to the dictionary, a protagonist is the main character in a novel, which proves my point in answering the previous question.

Danielle: Right.

Nicholas: Nicholas Anderson is my pseudonym. For obvious reasons, I'm not permitted to state my real name. I'm sorry. Other persons mentioned appear briefly mainly as Dave Brennan. Also not his real name, who was my colleague in MI6. He actually became disabled after being duct-taped to a boulder in Nicaragua, after being caught by the Colombian cocaine cartel in the 80s. They rolled him down in a ravine, but he survived, barely survived.

Danielle: Now, what about NOC Three Times sets it apart from other books in the same genre?

Nicholas: Well, I'm told by avid readers that my books are a combination of a British Jason Bourne and John le Carré's work. I've never read any books on 007, but from the promotional film clips I've seen, it seems like it's supposed to be a farfetched comedy. What Bond did in Ian Fleming’s head and what I did in real life are poles apart if you like.

Danielle: On your third book in the NOC Trilogy, NOC Three Times back cover, you detail the five classified UK eyes only security clearance levels. What are those security clearances and which security clearance level did you achieve?

Nicholas: I'm quite happy to read out verbatim from the back cover of the book for your listeners if that's okay.

Danielle: Sure, of course.

Nicholas: I'll add some comments. In my days there were five classified UK eyes only security clearance levels. The higher you went up the secrecy ladder the less people knew about you. Remember too, that if you're in the topmost and highest bracket IA, which is ministerial only top secret, you're either a security committee politician or government head of a ministry. Both report and only to the Prime Minister of 10 Downing street.

The 1B category was reserved for any persons involved in a non-traditional platform, military operations previously known as a non-official cover or natural cover and had an uncommon NATO designation of CTS. Just, by the way, NATO is the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. For some people who didn't know. NATO designation of CTS which is cosmic top secret attached to it as is also known in the UK. I held the highest security clearance level a British intelligence officer could reach. Basically, the most secret of secret intelligence officers.

That's what, Danielle, will separate my book or my story from other people that you may have interviewed or may interview in the future, in regards to intelligence. There are tiers to these things. There's a totem pole of hierarchy to these things and I was lucky enough to be right up there, one under ministerial level, if you like. That's why it's very important that my identity and where we stay state of discrete.

Danielle: Totally understandable indeed. Now, in the prologue, you wrote about everybody in Belize, which is located in Central America, that they knew the open secret of a British citizen who was the middle man paying the South American drug cartels for the cocaine deliveries, which in turn ensured it would be distributed in North America. Now, this same individual instructed that $25,000 be extracted from your bank account in the bank he happened to own. My question is, do you still plan to expose the corrupt official in Belize? If you do, will that be in the format of another book maybe?

Nicholas: I don't know what you mean by will that be in the format of another book. Sorry, but to be sure, I wouldn't exactly describe the British individual as a corrupt official. He's more like the Emperor or the King of Belize if you would, even though there is no such given title there. Various codes of silence exist in the world, but you must understand that all the 54 countries that are under the British Commonwealth of Nations, even though they've been running their governments their way since being granted independence, is still under the thumb of Great Britain in all sorts of ways behind closed doors, a remnant from that day of the British empire, and Belize is one of them.

The UK is the world leader in offshore monies. London is a capital of dirty money. It's also the cocaine use capital too. Those worldwide in the business of finance full well know this. We will always look the other way at the right time when the moment comes. We've done this for centuries and our history betrays this routine fact. People that aren't British should know that the libel laws are rather draconian, simply stated they don't protect any accuser from prosecution.

As a result of this, people like me can only tell our true stories in an inferred way. So, you have to read and write between the lines to grasp what's really going on. To answer your question and in the longish way around, for me to identify such a person publicly at a platform like The Authors Show would expose me to the libel laws of my country so I won't, but the people of Belize know. If you went there and asked the question, "Who is this?" Some may deflect the question, but others would tell you his name. I would add that I once met a well-known investigative reporter from the UK's right-wing rag, which is called The Daily Mail, or some prefer to say the daily fail.

Danielle: [chuckles] I'm familiar with the newspaper.

Nicholas: You probably know it as the daily fail.

[laughter]

It has the biggest daily circulation nationwide in the British Isles, Danielle, and I asked him why he doesn't expose this person we've just been talking about and his answer was, "Why should we? He's on our side." There you have it, really, plain and simple in this partisan world we live in today if you like.

Danielle: Don't we love politics and all of the behind the scenes that's going on? Oh, my gosh. That is explosive what you're talking about and of course, the layman person, the vast majority of people unless they are in the business that you are or in politics as well, they just are not at all aware of all this. Now, there's another fascinating story in your book about working for the new King of Morocco. How did that come about?

Nicholas: Well, I breached the UK Official Secrets Act when I submitted my first book manuscript for clearance. In fact, I had 400 pages redacted from the original 850. I also had two bank accounts closed. Plus, my lawyers were hearing plenty of rumblings about a warrant being issued for my arrest. As you heard earlier in describing how the British Commonwealth works globally, so for a couple of years I deliberately avoided any overseas territory that had a connection to the UK if you like, which is actually 20% of the world's landmass.

France, on the other hand, where I live now and have done on and off for the past two decades, offered me political asylum in return for a good deed I once did for the French government. As a result of this, I stopped to visit in only former French colonies until my UK legal problems are sorted out. This entailed Morocco of course, and at the turn of the century when the old king passed away, his son, who inherited the throne, wanted to modernize the whole caboodle from top to bottom, if you like. That included changing of the guards, literally changing of the guards so I was brought in to train his new personal close protection.

You have to please understand that as we mentioned before, I'm under a lifelong nondisclosure agreement so I can't use names, places, and relay information like the royal palace's layout, et cetera. Over 10 months, I selected young men and women from their armed forces for special training to become bodyguards. At the end of the day, I brought in a handful of girls which blew away the king’s inner circle because they all looked like an Arabic version of Charlie's Angels, especially in their-

[laughter]

-casino garb of long backless evening dresses. It never happened in the history of Morocco. Again, they could professionally take care of any danger in seconds as they all carried a hidden firearm on their being or in their purse. I can still see the open mouths of the ministers' faces when they saw the ladies operational for the first time. They had said that the king himself was very pleased with the outcome. It made Morocco look a contemporary nation, which it is more or less now, I suppose. That was job done.

Danielle: There's also a full chapter on the British attempt to eliminate Osama bin Laden in the mountains of Afghanistan in 2005. Six years before the US claimed to have achieved this in 2011 in Pakistan. Can you elaborate a little further on this and what thoughts were going through your mind as you were leading your men into that hostile environment for the first time?

Nicholas: Yes, I can try and give you a condensed version of that because it would normally be quite a long-winded answer. Basically, my lawyers negotiated with the British government for my return to the UK to answer the charges against me. I arrived at London Heathrow Airport on Royal Air Maroc from Casablanca on the last day of 2002. I was the last passenger escorted off and spent a nominal one day in jail. I do admit to shedding tears of emotion to be home after an absence of many years.

Part of the trade-off to avoid two years of solitary confinement in prison was serving 36 weeks in the field doing hostage negotiation, which is actually a specialty of mine, to be served over a five-year period as needed. The Iraqi war was looming then, so in a way, I repeated my Moroccan experiences as given carte blanche to handpick Special Forces soldiers to protect me in the field in dangerous situations. I chose 30 from 75 individuals who hailed from either the Special Air Service, which is the SAS, or the Special Boat Service, which is known as the SBS.

I don't know what your American equivalent would be. I suppose it would be the US Army Rangers and the Navy SEALs, the waterborne guys. The big difference was that we looked like the locals in appearance and we had interpreters with us. We were active in Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Yemen, and one day we found ourselves on a special hush-hush operation in the mountains of Afghanistan's Hindu Kush in 2005, which is really the foothills of the Himalayas.

It basically was six weeks surviving in an extremely hostile environment. The planning was immense. The things that could go wrong, many! Loads of gaps in the intelligent picture, which means we had to improvise as we went along. I don't mind admitting there were times when we each got freaked out. I'm proud to have been chosen to undertake this tasking order, which was to seek and destroy high-value target number one, Osama bin Laden, at what Al-Qaeda called its lion's den.

He had many body doubles and one of my snipers summons me to stare down his telescopic gunsight attached to his long-range high-powered rifle. He and I were convinced it was him. He was perfectly doing the hand and facial mannerisms we were told to look for. It was a goosebumpy feeling. The longest short of their space is guided by us on the ground, a very expensive, secretly developed airborne equipment sort of a giant drone. It should have obliterated that mountain hideout, along with an estimated 100 Al-Qaeda fighters.

There’s no way of knowing from the rubble who survived and who didn't down there. I do know that we informed our allies of the successfully completed operation. Then nothing was heard further from Osama bin Laden. The CIA unit responsible for finding Elvis, in their internal name for him, was shuttered later that same year in 2005. Internally, we British called him the same name as he called himself, which was Abu Abdullah. Danielle, I could go on. There's a lot more to this but it'd be really interesting if people are interested in my books to read this part because there's a lot more detail in it.

Danielle: I think that will be fascinating to read indeed. That's a good segment to lead people to get the book and read all of this because it is indeed fascinating. So, whatever became of your 30 strong British Special Forces operators?

Nicholas: Some, unfortunately I can't answer what I'd like to answer on this program, but some are no longer with us. We must have done something right because the powers that be in the UK, officially in 2005 formed a new special forces unit alongside the SAS and the SBS, called the Special Reconnaissance Detachment known as SPR, which later became a 40-strong Special Reconnaissance Regiment that carries out "very specific tasks" if you like.

Danielle: So, giving all of your exploits if I may use that word, and the predicament in which you are, which is that you really can't talk too much about anything, what was the most challenging part of writing your book?

Nicholas: Well, I suppose the short answer Danielle would be I didn't have any challenges. It was already all in my head. I just wrote what happened. When you read my books, you'll see that everything's backed up. You can look in and have a look yourself and go back in time and research as much as you want. Again, I didn't really have too many challenges because it's already upstairs. It's already inside me.

Danielle: And how would you describe your writing style in this book?

Nicholas: [chuckles] Probably is staccato. Out in the field when things start to happen, there's no time to explain. Basically, you just do it. So, I had to write in the same manner as I lived it and take normal narrative and throw it out the window. This is reality. Reality doesn't fall into pre-arranged sequences. Real-life comes at you from all kinds of angles.

Danielle: I see a lot of pragmatism in the writing of your book.

Nicholas: I'm glad you enjoyed it, Danielle. It sounds like you did.

Danielle: Yes, I did. Tell us what message you are trying to disseminate, if any at all, that you're trying to disseminate to the readers?

Nicholas: Never believe what your government tells you through its cronies in the partisan media. How about that?

Danielle: [chuckles] That is so à-propos right now. We all know that, unfortunately we still do believe them. This is the last book in your trilogy. Could I pick up the third book without having read the other two and still make sense of everything or must I read the others first?

Nicholas: You could do that. Like I said previously, they're all short stories if you like each chapter. But each chapter I could go into more detail and make that a book on its own. I think it'd be best if you start from the beginning with book one and work your way through it. I actually have a fourth book as well as an addendum, as there was just too much to tell, but it's probably best you start from book one. The book one, really, it's quite explosive.

Danielle: You can call it then a trilogy plus one.

Nicholas Anderson: Yes. [laughs] You could.

Danielle: Now, the book we're talking about today was published in 2016. How have your readers responded to it?

Nicholas Anderson: Well, I get lots of emails and reviews. The large majority say they enjoy them. There's some knock it down killjoys, but you'll get that everywhere I suppose.

Danielle: Sure.

Nicholas Anderson: Each book I'm told is better than the previous one. Saying that, I'd actually like to take this opportunity and thank those that purchased my books. I'm very grateful to them. I really am.

Danielle: Well, you just mentioned that you're getting better with each book. So, can we expect another book? Do you have another book project?

Nicholas Anderson: Yes, I'm actually halfway through a fifth, the final NOC book. I'm told by many readers that each chapter could be expanded into a full-length book like I mentioned before, so look out for that one.

Danielle: All right, we will. In the meantime though, while we're waiting for your next project, where can readers find out more about you right now and most importantly, where can they purchase your book?

Nicholas Anderson: Well, all four of the NOC titles can be ordered from all bookshops worldwide or downloaded from the various online service providers. For further information, my website is NicholasAnderson.info. That's NicholasAnderson.info.

Danielle: Okay Nicholas, thank you so much for spending some time with me today. And when you release your next book, will you please come back again and share it with our audience?

Nicholas Anderson: I'd be happy to. I'd be more than happy to, Danielle.

Danielle: Here's a review excerpt that I hope will inspire you to read NOC Three Times: Knock-On Effect. "Nicholas has drawn the minds of his readers to dark and unseen corners. These stories have, at least for myself, provided a diagnostic file on maleficence and misdeeds based off historical events. I'd like to think that all readers of these series can now approach all angles of their life with a healthy amount of critical skepticism, particularly in those areas related in some way to governments and the decentralized power of oversight that people in democratic nations hold over their governments. Educating people in such a way is one of the most noble causes a person can pursue. Thank you for your writing."

NOC Three Times: Knock-On Effect is the title of the book by author Nicholas Anderson. Go out there and buy this book today. It is incredible to read, great stories. Stories although fictional, are based on true events. And when done reading it, please remember to leave a review as those are very important to authors and are very much appreciated. Also, please share this interview with your friends so that they too have the opportunity to discover our guest and his work. 

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Interviewed by Danielle Hampson
Indie Author

The Magic of Empathy: Theory and Practice

  • Communication skills
Nonfiction
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Synopsis

So many of our relationships—including those most important to us are complicated by not listening: we are eager to speak, we talk over each other, or we unintentionally disregard the inner experiences of others. This is most notable in the working world, where a gap exists between professional efficiency and true human connection. In this heart-warming and radically honest book, Dr. Nicole identifies the remedy for resolving the pain and distance caused by miscommunication: empathy. Empathy, the ability to recognize and make space for another’s emotions without judgment, is both an action and a choice. Discovering the power of empathy to heal and create connections dramatically improved Dr. Nicole’s life, both as a mother and a doctor.The initial chapters demystify the theory of communication, focusing on empathy in theory and practice. Dr. Nicole also shares numerous powerful stories from her own life and career that reveal how empathy has led to authentic connections and long-term healing. Lastly, she provides the reader with proven exercises that will allow you to practice listening without judgment, honoring silence, responding with wisdom, and speaking from the heart. Such communication skills will open the doors to moments of pure magic in your life.Foreword by Ruth Vachon, President and CEO of the Quebec Business Women’s Network.

Available in English
Interviewed by Danielle Hampson
Indie Author

Felix and Booboo - a series

  • Children
Fiction
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Synopsis

Dr. Nicole, a family doctor who has been in practice for over three decades, has published numerous medical and children books, and has received multiple national and international literary awards.  Her "Felix & Booboo" educational series on diseases and the body, originally published in French is now available in English. Find out more about Dr. Nicole HERE

Available in English
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Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

It's Not That Simple: Helping Families Navigate the Alzheimer's Journey

  • Health & Wellness
Nonfiction
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Synopsis

If your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s, be prepared for anything — it can be a shocking disease. Pam Ostrowski’s guidebook, It’s Not That Simple, walks you through what can happen and prepares you for the challenges you may face. Seemingly small tasks, such as who’s going to attend doctor's appointments or who will bathe them, become overwhelming without proper planning and support. This approximately 3-hour read provides practical tips, coping tools for caring for those with Alzheimer’s, and conversation starters for those difficult talks you may have with your loved one and family members. This knowledge allows you to anticipate and prepare for the future and reduces frustration, burnout, and compassion fatigue. Being a caregiver can be a transformational experience. This book provides a way to look at this journey a bit differently, not as a list of challenges, but as a way to expand your heart and transform the way you treat others. It provides examples on how to embrace the best mindset for dealing with this long-term disease. Your support role and responsibilities over these years are critical to all concerned. This book will help you make the best legal, logistical, medical, and emotional decisions. Learn how to communicate with Alzheimer’s sufferers, handle disagreements so they result in positive outcomes, and understand the stages and behaviors of Alzheimer’s disease. The more knowledge you have, the easier it will be to care for your loved one and offer support to everyone involved.Join Pam as she walks through her personal journey with her mother who suffered from Alzheimer’s, sharing the lessons she learned that expanded her heart and allowed her to embrace the value of compassion, empathy, and dignity over her 14-year experience.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley

Seen and (UN) Heard: A Little Girl’s Journey From Silence To Empowerment

  • Inspirational/Motivational
Nonfiction

Synopsis

This book tells the story of a little girl's journey from silence to empowerment. Feeling seen and (un) heard for most of her life, Patricia courageously shares how she was able to navigate a life of mental abandonment, abuse and trauma, and ultimately, find her power and worth within in order to create a new story. She shares her deepest secrets, pitfalls, and triumphs along the way in hopes of inspiring her readers to choose themselves, and realize that they, too, can have it all.

This book will inspire and empower you if you are ready to:

  • Listen to your inner child
  • Understand that you're never alone, and always supported
  • Look at the areas of your life where you are settling (and refuse to stay there any longer)
  • Want to take your power back
  • Realize it is time to write a new story
  • Remember that you are a gift

Are you at your wits end, feeling like you're trapped on a perpetual hamster wheel of chaos and confusion? I've been there, too. And the good news is, change is possible. In fact, it's probable when you decide to choose yourself first, and step into the life waiting for you.

We've all got a story, and although different, we're actually more alike than we give ourselves credit for. Most (if not all) of us have experienced pain. Most of us have had some form of trauma in our lives. Most of us have had to overcome something that felt impossible to navigate. And guess what? We're all still here which tells me...

You are a warrior, and far more capable than you realize. You can heal and rewrite your story. You can take all the lessons you've been given and create something beautiful from the mess. And you are worthy of the time and effort it takes to make your dreams a reality.

No matter where you've been, or what you've been through, I see you. I honor you. And I love you, as you are.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Global Wellness Publishing

TAKING THE CAPE OFF: How to Lead Through Mental Illness, Unimaginable Grief and Loss

  • Health & Wellness
Nonfiction

Synopsis

A Personal Guide on How to Lead through Mental Illness, Unimaginable Grief, and Loss

Taking the Cape Off shares Fire Chief Pat Kenny's journey to overcome his perceived failure as a leader in his most cherished duty, that of being a protector. His "Cape" failed to protect his 20-year-old son Sean from dying by suicide after a lifelong battle with mental illness. His anguish was complicated by his role as the leader of a fire department.

This is not a story of darkness but rather one of hope as he reveals the path he took to move forward with his life and return to a leadership role. In this book, he will share:

  • How you as a leader can address the stigma attached to mental illness in the workplace, at home, or with friends, utilizing professional resources and relying on your faith.
  • How you can develop the leadership communication skills necessary to help you both personally and professionally when faced with any health crisis.
  • How to foster a continuing, loving relationship with your deceased loved one's memory by acknowledging the signs you receive from the hereafter.

This comprehensive handbook is for leaders in any profession, for grief-stricken parents, and for anyone who struggles with the stigma of mental health. You will receive insight and guidance from the author’s personal experiences to help you understand and embrace the limitations of your leadership—your Cape—so that you can serve those suffering from mental illness, enhance your leadership, and enrich your life.

Available in English
Indie Author

Kalila and Dimna Vol 1 — Fables of Friendship and Betrayal

  • Romance
Fiction
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The tales in this book stem from humanity’s ancient immersion in oral traditions, when “once-upon-a-time” triggered utter entry into imaginary ‘storyworlds’. Wild extremes of primitive music (probably from flute or drum), voice, accent, mimicry, song and dance aroused small groups — then as now — into a vivid social sense of extra-dimensionality. Today, our more subdued, linear and sanitised literary storytelling tradition, developed over the past 2,500 years, is codified through the written word or notated score. It marks the difference between silently reading a play by Shakespearea or absorbing it through the hurly-burly of any stage performance. 

The stories of Kalila and Dimna hark back to wilder times, close to our hunter-gatherer era, before agriculture, when animals, shadows and spirits lurked nearby. Some of its ancient animal-stories were first transcribed and then rejigged by poets, monks and scholars through five languages — the Pali Jataka Tales (450 BCE?); the Sanskrit Panchatantra (300 BCE?); Arabic (750 CE); Persian (1505 CE); and the 1570 English rendition by Sir Thomas North (published when Shakespeare was a mere stripling of six). Two of the earliest scholastically “re-constructed” (and distinctly different) 19th Century Panchatantra manuscripts link directly to humanity’s oral tradition of physical storytelling. We are drawn to their stories as we are to the mysteries of pre-historic cave paintings. Here be dragons indeed!

Mexican novelist Carlo Fuentes noted in 1980: “Wood’s superb stories should be set alongside Italo Calvino’s retelling of the folk tales of Italy. No higher praise is necessary.”

Available in English
Interviewed by Danielle Hampson
Archway Publishing

Political Malpractice in America: Republic at Risk

  • Government/Politics
Nonfiction

Synopsis

America is more divided now than at any time since the Civil War; survival of the republic is at real risk. Americans are losing confidence in the future and have almost no trust in our federal government. Our federal government has failed to respond effectively to the Covid-19 pandemic to arrest transmission and restart the economy. At the same time, we are seeing historic, widespread protests against systemic racism in America, which in itself is a manifestation of increasing inequality, as well as deep cultural bias. Our political leaders have failed us for the last forty years.

Randall L. Hull proposes that startling thesis in this economic and political commentary that examines how we've arrived at this crisis and what we can do to reverse the political and cultural warfare that pervades our republic. He answers questions such as:

- What steps can we take to reduce divisiveness in America?
- How can we restore shared prosperity to the majority of Americans and rebuild our middle class?
- How can we get politicians to work on a bipartisan basis again?

Hull offers starting points to pursue a model of "balanced capitalism" based on large private-public partnerships to rebuild American infrastructure and new green energy capacity; such investments will both reduce disparities of wealth and begin to reverse damage from climate change. He also proposes ways to safeguard our elections and live up to the ideals of our founding fathers, the most important initiative of all.

Find out how to keep working to "form a more perfect union" and fight political hypocrisy with the insights and ideas in Political Malpractice in America.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

From Lockdown to Knockdown, the Fall of America

  • Religion-Christian
Nonfiction

Synopsis

America is falling! Some see a collapse coming that could bring martial law and FEMA camps. Our $1 bill says Novus Ordo Seclorum below the pyramid. What's behind the New World Order? The Bible is the all-time best-seller and it has more information on this than most people realize and it could save our lives, especially if we are Christian patriots planning to fight for our gun rights. When Christ was asked about the end of the world, He said to understand the book of Daniel which has a conflict between a ram and goat. Gabriel said Daniel’s vision is “at the time of the end,” Dan 8:17. Daniel named Grecia as the kingdom to conquer the Medes & Persians 200 years before it happened, Dan 8:21, but history repeats for our time with the Medes and Persians now as Iraq and Iran! This prophecy is half-fulfilled! Daniel wisely opted out of the king’s health plan in Daniel 1. This is also truth about government ‘healthcare’--Dr. Colin Campbell, author of the China Study, Prof. Nutrition at Cornell said our medical system is “rotten to the core.” Here is information that Rx drugs are the #1 cause of illness, death. If you have health problems, start with health in the Appendix--information that's gotten 5-star reviews in a previous book. Richard Ruhling, MD, MPH was board-certified in Internal Medicine before teaching Health Science at Loma Linda University.

Available in English

Life Is Short... Compared To Eternity

  • Religion-Christian
Nonfiction
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Who was (and is) Jesus Christ? What is the gospel of Jesus Christ? Is the Bible trustworthy? How can the gospel of Jesus Christ benefit you? (Apologetics) What are the central teachings of Islam, atheism, and secular socialism and why do these fail to measure up to Biblical Christianity? (Polemics) What are the major yet-to-be-fulfilled biblical prophecies and how will these affect you? (Prophecy) The Bible says that God created you in His image, that God loves you and wants to have a personal relationship with you! How can you know God and have a personal relationship with Him? How can you grow and mature spiritually? (Spiritual Growth) How can you share your faith with others? (Witnessing and Evangelism) How can you help other believers grow and mature spiritually? (Discipling) Come along with me and consider the answers to these and other questions that have eternal significance to you. This will be an exciting journey as you discover God's plan for an abundant life for you, now and forever, ... if you place your faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ!

Available in English

Growing in Intimacy with God: Accept, Adore, Abide

  • Religion-Christian
Nonfiction
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Have you ever wanted to get away, perhaps to a beautiful mountain top, and leave the worries of the world in the clouds below you? Would you like to go to a place where you could relax, rest, and refresh your body, mind, emotions, and spirit in the morning sun, and, more importantly, in the light and love of the Son?

The most important relationship you can have is a personal, intimate relationship with God – The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You can know God and have continual fellowship and communion with Him.

As you read this book, allow the Holy Spirit to lead you through three essential steps – Accept, Adore, and Abide - so that you may have the intimate relationship with God that you were created to have and begin enjoying the abundant life, now and forever, that Jesus promised (John 10:10). Additionally, experience an inward transformation into the likeness of Christ and the outward manifestation of His love for others.

Available in English
Old Stone Press

After All: A Gathering Storm of Romance, Revenge and Espionage in Postwar South America

  • Historical Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

This author’s interview and book can also been seen on your television screen.  Look for “THE AUTHORS SHOW” app on AMAZON FIRE TV and on the ROKU CHANNEL.

Two years before the end of WWII, two gifted German Jewish musicians—one a Holocaust survivor who barely escaped the infamous Theresienstadt concentration camp with his life, the other the daughter of a prominent Wehrmacht general—having fled the catastrophic Nazi conquest of Western Europe, where they had been hunted and hopelessly separated, reunite in Brazil. Dieter Meister, barroom piano man extraordinaire, and scintillating chanteuse Sofie von Siegler, the subjects of Robert Arthur Neff's first historical novel, Über Alles, seize a second chance at freedom and a life together.

But residual shadows from the war’s conflict soon darken the skies of their bright new world. Determined parties, from a fledgling American intelligence agency to Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, relentlessly sniff out the trail of Sofie’s father, hiding out in South America. As the net draws tight around Sofie and Dieter, it’s impossible to tell who can be trusted. And the United States, after having assembled a military force unparalleled in history and executed a remarkable strategy for victory, turns out not to be so well prepared for the war's aftermath.

Available in English
Indie Author

On The Devil's Side of Heaven

  • Thriller/Suspense
Fiction
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With the drop of a judge’s gavel, Walt Walker has finally lost everything. The badge and gun he used to carry and the moral certainty of right and wrong, good and evil that used to keep him grounded. Now Walt, sans gun, gets his badges from an Army Navy store. He spends his days in South Florida, working for a boutique insurance firm as their investigator. He spends his nights in dive bars, trying to forget the mess he has made of his life.

Ronald Jacobs always preferred the title Human Resource Manger to Hitman. But now that he's retired, he can concentrate on living in the shadows as a respectable gentlemen farmer. Far from the reach and pull of his past life.

Their transgressions are behind them but a chance encounter and a failed assassination attempt sets the two of them on a collision course of violence and retribution. Hunted by contract killers, the law, and corporate bag men, they are pursued across the unforgiving adobes and the sweeping vistas of the Mesa Valley in Western Colorado.

Survival means putting their past in front of them and their differences aside, because in this world the only thing that matters is to cast not others on the devil’s side of heaven, lest you be cast in with them.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

The Haunted Wind: A pulsating supernatural thriller

  • Paranormal/Supernatural
Fiction

Synopsis

Sometimes the wind can sound haunted… but what if it really is? Something sinister blows in the wind...

Ed, an archaeology graduate from Yorkshire, is out of options. Maria, a Brazilian anthropologist, seeks justice, and Neha, an indigenous Brazilian tribesman, seeks revenge.

Ed reluctantly accepts an archaeological audit job in the west of Ireland but soon discovers that many of the ancient sites have been damaged. Meanwhile, in Brazil, Neha encounters his estranged brother who warns him that something evil has been released into the wind. Following several strange reports, Maria goes to Neha’s village and joins him on a quest into the deep Amazon… but what they find will terrify and shock them in equal measure.

Having suffered several hauntings in his small Irish cottage, Ed eventually meets Neha and Maria who have felt compelled to chase something deadly to Ireland. Ed and Neha are yin and yang, but both soon realize that they must work together to stop an evil force before they, and everyone else, are all killed.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

Learning to Dance in the Rain II - Surviving Grief, Internet Dating and Romance Scams

  • Self-Help
Nonfiction
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“Learning to Dance in the Rain II,” by Shelby Wagner, is a compelling and inspirational story of loss and grief which encourages healing and activity as the means to progress beyond the grief and return to a life of balance and well-being. The author’s seventy-eight years of life experiences are carefully woven into informative discussions about multiple topics of interest including quality decision-making, self-awareness, and lifestyle comparisons so that readers can determine what they want to be “when they grow up.”

Should they decide to date again, Wagner offers the pros and cons of senior dating and internet dating while exposing the techniques of deceitful romance scammers. Wagner knows! She has learned the hard way and shares her knowledge to help raise awareness and educate others so they can protect themselves physically, emotionally and financially. Learn from a master! The life (or inheritance) you save may be your own!

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

Quick Fall of Light

  • Dystopian
Fiction

Synopsis

Can A Shocking Resurrection From Extinction Save Mankind? While the world succumbs to the horrors of a great flu epidemic, a woman vows to protect the perilous fate of a bird whose existence manipulates the destiny of man. In this suspenseful tale, part Michael Crichton, part Rachel Carson, a global virus sets the tone, but it’s a one-pound bird that determines who lives. . . and who doesn’t. Science collides head-on with the untamed in this powerful novel of redemption. “A wonderful reading experience... I think anyone who picks up this book will be changed by it.” Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Ph.D., Author of When Elephants Weep and Dogs Never Lie About Love “Quick Fall of Light shares Rachel Carson’s fears for our planet and exhibits Woodley’s own “sense of wonder,” as well as her sure instincts for mystery and suspense.” Linda Lear, Author of Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature “A prophetic mystery and an environmental thriller, Quick Fall of Light will keep you reading and wondering.” Brenda Peterson, Author of Animal Heart “This book has everything! Great characters, vivid language, a shocking resurrection, and birds. I loved it!” Sy Montgomery, Author of Birdology. “A suspenseful tale of a near-future virus, Quick Fall of Light is a unique contribution to the literature of extinction” Christopher Cokinos, Author of Hope Is the Thing with Feathers: A Personal Chronicle of Vanished Birds Award-Winning Finalist in the Fiction & Literature: Cross Genre Fiction and Visionary Fiction categories of the “Best Books 2010” Awards, sponsored by USA Book News

 

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley

Living a Parable: Finding Lessons in Unlikely Experiences

  • Christian Nonfiction
Nonfiction

Synopsis

This is not your typical devotional

Living a Parable: Finding Lessons in Unlikely Experiences is a testimony to how God uses our lives to teach us. Composed of several short and entertaining stories, Living a Parable is a compilation of real-world experiences from the author's life, that will undoubtedly make you laugh and take you down your own memory lane.
The author interweaves childhood experiences of life with her parents and four younger siblings with her experiences as as adult, wife and mother, to extract valuable Christian lessons that apply to us all. Each chapter ends with A Call to Action to give you ideas on how to apply the lesson learned and each chapter includes blank pages for note-taking and reflection.

Not only will you be able to relate to the stories within the book but the bigger hope is that the lessons and the messages shared will inspire you to draw even nearer to our Heavenly Father.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Blossom Springs Publishing

Siegfried and the Vikings

  • Young Adult
Fiction
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One day young Siegfried is fetching water from the river when he receives the fright of his life! A fierce dragon’s head looms through the mist in front of him. The mist clears revealing a longship containing more than forty grim-looking men, covered in chain mail, hefting swords and battleaxes. Who are these men? Why are they here? Siegfried discovers that they are Vikings from Norway and is so fascinated by these warriors and their leader,  Odo the Dragon Slayer, that he stows away with them on their departure. Little did Siegfried know that his life was about to change forever! This is a story of how one young boy, with natural abilities and a nose for treachery, saves the Vikings and finds favour and acceptance with Odo the Dragon Slayer and his mighty warriors.

Available in English
Indie Author

The MIT Murders

  • Mystery
Fiction
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Undergrad Susan Pearce meets Professor Hans Berger when she is selected to work on a cutting edge brain research project at MIT. After what appears to be a significant breakthrough in the quest to cure Alzheimer's, the team attracts 'angel capital' and launches a start-up biotech company. Later, several young women turn up dead in a series of sensational murders that rock the greater Boston area. Could there be a connection? Cambridge PD Chief Homicide Detective, Dimas Augustin, is tasked with finding out. The trail leads from New England to California and reaches as far as Europe. Unexpected twists and turns, with a strong dose of action and suspense will keep the reader riveted right through to the chilling climax.

Available in English
Morgan James Publishing

Winning the War on Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure

  • Biography/Memoir
Nonfiction
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A new breakthrough book.

Winning the War on Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure reveals the visionary discoveries of a French scientist whose suppressed research led to improvements in the prevention and treatment of cancer...naturally and without toxicity.

This book is a "story within a story" as through its pages, Sylvie Beljanski, the daughter of Mirko Beljanski, PhD, outlines a personal journey of discovery of her father's new, and promising, paradigm for the treatment of cancer. This tale unfolds against the backdrop of the French establishment, determined to obliterate the findings of the world's first green molecular biologist, one who spent over40 years studying the environmental impact on DNA replication and transcription. 

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson

Love Ordained

  • Romance
Fiction

Synopsis

Where Great Loss Turns to Ordained Love

When Gina Andros loses her husband Alex and almost two-year old daughter Teresa in a car accident, her world falls apart. Her mother-in-law Helena, a woman she views as a second mother, blames her for the accident and cuts her out of her life. Doing so, she turns her family, including Gina's best friends, Anna and Christian, away from her. Gina falls deep into the pit of grief, but slowly the family starts to heal—due in part to a major event in her life. But not before Helena goes to great lengths to derail Gina’s recovery. Will Helena’s heart melt, bringing the family back together?

As the months go by, the possibility of new love arrives in Gina’s life, but is it the love God has planned for her? Will Gina realize the one she is meant to be with, and if she does, will he be ready to love her unconditionally?

Available in English
Page Publishing

Beyond the Higher Ground

  • Literary Fiction
Fiction
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Synopsis

Tasked with an assignment to manage the construction of a prison on a remote Appalachian mountaintop, Tucker Mason sees an opportunity to restart his life past the death of his wife and the recurring demons of his childhood. But strange occurrences at the house that he rented on Bright's Mountain and the suspicion of drugs being smuggled through the prison construction site create distractions that lead to violence, intrigue, and his own imperilment. Struggling under the weight of loss and guilt, he encounters a world that he never knew existed in the shadow of the emerging prison. With a unique perspective on the human condition, Beyond the Higher Ground takes its reader through a historical glimpse of Southwestern Virginia to a powerful exposition of the drug crisis that has devastated the region and the abject brutality of those who deliver it.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Yorkshire Publishing

The Deacon: An Unexpected Life

  • Christian Nonfiction
Nonfiction

Synopsis

We often end up living an "unexpected" life. Yet through it, glimmers of hope, faith, love and peace find their way through.
After being married for forty years and serving the Catholic Church as a deacon for the last five years, leaving the diaconate was the last thing on my mind.
Life was good - wife, home, children, grandchildren, health, retirement and an amazing ministry. Never did I expect to be a suicide survivor. Grieving the loss of my wife was difficult enough, but with suicide, the grieving process was much more intense. Being a deacon in the Catholic Church intensified that process even more.

 

The Catholic Church made it clear. I could not stay a deacon and pursue another loving relationship that could lead to marriage. I was aware of the rule, but after two years of discernment, I couldn't seem to make a decision. This battle put me into the hospital for open-heart surgery. Finally, with God's help, I made my decision.
 

Rick, a local reporter, wanted to interview me with regard to my diaconate experience and how I came to that decision. Rick turned out to be more than a reporter. This is my story. Through it, I hope glimmers of hope, faith, love and peace find their way through your clouds as well.
 

Proceeds go to Suicide Awareness.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

Everything We Had: a Novel of the Pacific Air War November-December 1941

  • Historical Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

November 1941: War is coming to the Pacific.

In Europe, the Nazis are triumphant. England is under siege by air and sea. France has fallen to the Nazi Wehrmacht, which in turn fell on Soviet Russia. The Red Army is reeling in full retreat, with the Nazis at the gates of Moscow itself.

In the Pacific, Japan has been at war with China since 1937. Her war industries depend upon imports of scrap metal and oil from what are now the Allied nations. When an embargo is placed on imports to Japan, they are left with a year's supply of oil to supply their armed forces.

Japan surrounds American possessions in the Philippines on three sides. The US Army is making a desperate, last-minute attempt to reinforce the Philippines garrison, but the clock is ticking for the Japanese, with their oil running out. The armed forces of Imperial Japan may attack the Philippines at any moment.

Two brothers, Jack and Charlie Davis, are pilots in the US Army Air Forces. They are part of the reinforcements sent to the Far Eastern Air Force, charged with air defense of the Philippines.

For Jack and Charlie, in a time when the US is on the brink of world war, a simple question must soon be answered: what will I do when the Japanese come?

 

Available in English
Interviewed by Luc Rensonnet
Dudley Court Press

The Other Worlds: Offbeat Adventures of a Curious Traveler

  • Travel
Nonfiction
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Synopsis

“None of it was meant to be: the stories and anecdotes that appear in this book, my travels to far-flung other worlds, being face-to-face with hundreds of strangers. Yet here we are, and there I’ve been, and somehow, strangers became friends.” From the Introduction

Meet Tom Mattson’s friends including Maribel, on a park bench in Havana; Braulio, a silver miner in Bolivia; Chema, a Guatemalan fisherman —- and dozens more around the world. Discover the stories of their lives, their experiences, and their histories, so different from your own.

Be charmed by the Minnesota storyteller who draws you into The Other Worlds with ease and who delights in sharing the sights, sounds, smells, and serendipities of his adventures with armchair - and active - travelers everywhere.

Available in English
Blossom Springs Publishing

The Big City Dance

  • Children
Fiction
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Moe Doodle is a country mouse who decides to move to the Big City in search of excitement and adventure. Although he finds plenty of fun, he soon realizes he is homesick and missing his friends. Told in bouncing rhyme and rhythm with incorporated dance movements for young listeners and readers, discover how Moe solves his problems while exploring and living in the Big City. Ideal for children of three years and older.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

Good Morning I Love You, Maintaining Sanity & Humor Amidst Widowhood, Caregiving and Alzheimer's

  • Biography/Memoir
Nonfiction
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Sometimes, we find ourselves in situations where we haven’t much choice. Our heart tells us one thing while our mind tells us something entirely different. And Sometimes…We’re reluctant to admit that the person silently hiding within us is a much better version of our self than we ever realized was possible. That’s what Veasey learned, the hard way, after her husband died in 2017. That’s when she became her parents’ caregiver 24/7, and they both had Alzheimer’s. This is a truthful, personal story that bares the author’s soul as she struggled to find acceptance, forgiveness, and peace. You’ll shed a few tears and laugh along the way. But never forget that this could be you one day, a reluctant caregiver for a loved one. As Vicki states in the introduction, “No one should enter this world of caregiving blindsided, without some idea of what to expect.” Veasey takes us on a behind the scenes tour of the emotional struggles, relentless stress, and daily frustrations she contended with as her parents’ caregiver, while simultaneously trying to come to grips with the reality of recent widowhood. Despite everything, the author never gave up, even though there were many times when she was tempted to. Along the way, Vicki learned more about herself and her relationship with God; an enlightenment that helped her to accept the new chapter of her life as a widow and full-time caregiver. Her story is both spellbinding and honest, passionate and raw. Eventually, she was able to look herself in the mirror at night and say, “I’m an amazing caregiver!” The author doesn’t mince her words regarding her concerns about widowhood, quality of care for our loved ones afflicted with Alzheimer’s and dementia, the quality of life for dementia caregivers, and the need for short-term respite care so caregivers can take a much-needed break from caregiving once in a while. Scattered throughout the book are Caregiving Tips from the Heart. These invaluable bits of information, thirty-six in all, are provided to assist Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers. This book also includes an extensive bibliography and additional resource materials. Someday, you may find yourself a widow, widower, or dementia caregiver, are you prepared? Veasey wasn’t at the time, but she learned the hard way how to make the best of a bad situation and she learned so much about herself in the process. And, rather than turn her back on the experience, she’s embraced it by becoming an advocate for Alzheimer’s, dementia, and widowhood. “No one but another widow can understand what a widow goes through. And no one but another caregiver knows what a dementia caregiver goes through.”

Available in English
Archway Publishing

Enchantment

  • Fantasy
Fiction
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Princess Maagy has had great adventures and harrowing moments in her life, but none could prepare her for what she was about to discover behind the ominous doors she had never been allowed to enter.  King Henry surprises Maagy on her sixteenth birthday with a joyous, celebratory breakfast of pancakes and spumoni ice cream. However, his mood darkens when he tells her to meet him at the mysterious east tower. Henry pulls a key from around his neck and releases the heavy creaking door. Cobwebs reach and grab, as they ascend the darkened stairs. Once there, Henry begins to tell Maagy the truth about her mother’s death and enigmatic lineage. The greatest mystery in Maagy’s life has been her mother Queen Melania. How and when did she die? Why will her father never speak of her? His stubborn refusal to answer her questions has only fueled her inner rage. Maagy has been intrigued by her resemblance to the mysterious warrior woman in a portrait at Whitmore Estate, but no one knows her identity. Then Henry shows her a large blue crystal. Little does Maagy realize the significance of the portrait, the woman in it, or how her life will change when she takes hold of the mysterious blue crystal. Her destiny is before her, as her next and most challenging adventure begins.  This fairy tale for middle readers is the third in the seven-book Maagy Series about the coming of age of a young woman.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

It Began In Brooklyn

  • Humor
Fiction

Synopsis

Joey has a fork stuck in his side! I'll never use that pail and shovel ever again. I didn't know an ashtray could hold so much... What do you mean she doesn't have a penis? The great meatball Controversy of 1952, courtesy of 'Fat Mama' An industrial research chemist who participated in several technological breakthroughs and has a number of national and international patents in concert with his business partner to his credit has a much lighter side to his life. During the course of his life time he was often the cause or in the middle of a number of humorous and unique events that he focused this book on. I am sure that the reader will often smile and sometimes laugh out loud at his very original and unique stories. When was the last time you read a book that made you laugh or at the very least smile? This book will definitely do that. Read and enjoy.

Available in English
Indie Author

2019-Top Female Author - Empty Seats

  • Young Adult
Fiction

Synopsis

They were all stars in their hometowns. Then they were drafted to play minor league ball, thinking it would be an easy ride to playing in the big time. Little did they know that they’d be vying for a spot with every other talented kid who aspired to play professional baseball. Young, inexperienced, immature, and without the support of their families and friends, they’re often faced with split-second decisions. Not always on the baseball diamond.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Stratton Press

Make Your Own Job: Anytime, Anywhere, At Any Age

  • Finance
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Entrepreneur Wm. Hovey Smith details how to make your own job by providing methods of selecting and developing money-making opportunities than can be done anytime, anywhere, at any age. The possibilities include step-by-step methods of raising this month's rent to establishing a life-time income for you and your family to a late-life business doing work that you love. Particular attention is given to possibilities for those in high school and college, presently in the work force, participating in management, and retirees who need additional income.

The author's accomplishments include diversified experiences in retail sales, professional practice, the arts, cooking, international business, and entertainment which have provided him with an unusually broad range of activities which he provides as illustrations on how you can use your own life experiences and added skills to develop paying work that you enjoy doing. He is the author of 18 books, podcast radio programs, thousands of newspaper stories and currently has over 750 YouTube videos on line. This book is unusual in this genre in that it incorporates elements of drama, adventure, and fun.

Learn How to:

  • Raise cash fast
  • Identify your talents
  • Develop job skills
  • Make jobs you love
  • Make yourself a job at work
  • Operate a one-man company
  • Leave a legacy for your children
  • Have a profitable retirement
  • Use work to live longer
Available in English
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