Local Authors

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A Chaplain's Last Confession: Based on True Events Cover Image
ISBN: 9781457540653
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Published: Dog Ear Publishing - August 24th, 2015

Undaunted a Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941049358
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Published: Chiral House - March 25th, 2016

Saturnian Tonsure Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692819593
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Published: Brandon R. Burdette - January 1st, 2016

“Saturnian Tonsure” is an anthology of prose poems which explore the topics of God, spiritual conflict, personal dilemma, art and beauty, revolt and integration, and civilization. It is written in the tradition of Villon’s work, Baudelaire’s “Flowers of Evil”, Lautréamont’s “Maldoror”, and Rimbaud’s “A Season in Hell”.

Looking for Clara Cover Image
ISBN: 9781542439275
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - January 12th, 2017

Simona Grossi was born and raised in a small town in Italy, surrounded by books and music. She studied piano at the Conservatory and then attended law school and joined a prestigious law firm in Italy. After litigating for several years, she moved to the U.S. and joined academia. She loves teaching and writing, and in between these two things, she cooks, travels, and spends time with her friends.

SKU: 11-99-76965-7-x

"We created DRØME because it's something we wish we had in the past. The artists in Issue One represent the next generation of breakthrough artists pushing back against mainstream notions of labels and boundaries. The intimate interviews and portraits in the magazine capture the humanity behind the art. DRØME isn't just for artists or queer people, it's for everyone; DRØME is for those who dare."

Tender Omnibus: The First Twenty-Five Years of Tender Buttons Press Cover Image
By Lee Ann Brown (Editor), Katy Bohinc (Editor)
ISBN: 9780927920148
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Published: Tender Buttons Press - August 2016

Poetry. Women's Studies. Introduction by founding editor Lee Ann Brown. Since 1989, Tender Buttons Press has been dedicated to innovative writing. From cut-ups to clairvoyance, the forms championed by Tender Buttons authors have altered the possible and probable of new poetics. TENDER OMNIBUS gathers the first 25 years of Tender Buttons Press in a single volume.

Who's There? Cover Image
ISBN: 9781540646125
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - November 25th, 2016

Sharon Sullivan, was born in San Francisco, Ca to the Bogart's, a military family. She lived in the Bay Area, Maryland and Japan. She now resides in Hidden Valley Lake, Ca. with her husband and blended family. Sharon was a Journalism major at Diablo Valley College and a graduate of "The Institute of Children's Literature" writing for children and teenagers. Has numerous Editor's Choice awards from "The International Library of Poetry." Hosted local Bay Area Television shows, including the Shadelands Ranch Museum, Black Diamond Days and the Livermore Valley Wine Festival. Author of "Capricious Heart," a book of poetry and two whodunits written and illustrated for young adults, "A Wine Country Murder Fairy-Tale" and the sequel "Carousel, Cabernet and Cocoa Beans." Her current book, "Destiny's Son" is a story of passion and romance. Taking you back to a past life in a regression and into the present. It is about three lives that touched each other's souls, when a buried secret of fate appears in the future. Twists and turns filled with many adventures based on some true, sad and happy events.

Rockin' in the City of Angels Cover Image
ISBN: 9780997771107
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Published: Diego Space Productions - January 17th, 2017

This book celebrates the sensational albums and spectacular live performances staged in Los Angeles, the "City of Angels" during the 1970s by more than thirty classic and progressive rock bands of the era including: AC/DC, David Bowie, Camel, Alice Cooper, Eagles, ELO, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Genesis, Heart, Jethro Tull, Elton John, Kansas, King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, McCartney/Wings, Pink Floyd, Queen, Rolling Stones, Rush, Supertramp, The Who, Yes and others.

We'll share memories of their legendary albums and concerts along with reviews of the best video documents of the era, each band illuminated by a hand-picked collection of brilliant images - some never-before seen from the best photo-journalists of that time, so long ago...

Photographers include: Richard E. Aaron, Jørgen Angel, Fin Costello, Ian Dickson, Armando Gallo, Stacey Katsis, Terry O'Neill, Neal Preston, Michael Putland, Jim Summaria, Lisa Tanner, Brian Weiner, Neil Zlowzower and more.

This coffee-table book is nearly the size of an LP album cover, 396 pages, over 600 images, written by Douglas Harr, designed by Tilman Reitzle. Foreword by Armando Gallo.

Sing a Pretty Song--: The
ISBN: 9780688073411
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Published: Ediad Productions - December 1st, 1990

Singer-actress Edie Adams autobiography (www.edieadams.com) recalls that her career skyrocketed when she married comic genius Ernie Kovacs (www.erniekovacs.com). Their marriage lasted 11 years, until his death in an auto accident in 1962 at age 43. This funny, sad memoir of Adams's life until 1962 is a laudable for its lack of either bitterness or boasting, although Adams, found herself straddled with debt following Kovacs's death, has reason for both.

It Begins with Me: Navigating Your Journey to Personal Freedom Cover Image
ISBN: 9780977785261
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Published: Mlr Publishing - August 14th, 2015

Michael Blomsterberg walks alongside us, guiding us on our path to creating sustainable personal fulfillment. With a respectful yet frank delivery, It Begins With Me reads with a subtle simplicity, providing profound material in a refreshingly accessible way such that we leave feeling empowered and invigorated. Its candor and humor resonate on an intimate level, gently carrying us through important self-discovery that could otherwise feel perilous as we delve inward. Michael's supportive process assists us in identifying what needs to be addressed within us in order to set ourselves free. The tools and knowledge illuminated in this book allow us to recognize who we truly are, who we can be for ourselves, and how to constitute the transformations we desire for ourselves and our lives.

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ISBN: 9780692794234
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Published: Neon Burrito Publishing - October 31st, 2016

The Year of Uh Cover Image
ISBN: 9781366481504
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Published: Blurb - January 30th, 2017

Equation of Persuasion Cover Image
ISBN: 9780989919800
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Published: Juliet Huck - January 1st, 2017

This book includes never before seen examples of Ms. Huck’s work with the Department of Justice on the famous Enron litigation. It is full of the successfully proven methods examples that give you the steps from developing a persuasive story to 100's of full color examples of concepts and graphics. These examples will teach you the difference between an info-graphic and a graphic that moves your decision maker to decide in your favor.

Blazing the trials for over 20 years in the uncharted territory of Persuasive Communications, Juliet has been retained by the nation’s most prestigious law firms and fortune 500 companies moving billion dollar projects forward and securing billions of dollars in decisions.

Dawn to Dusk Through Indie: A Photographic Journal Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635874853
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Published: E.K. Morris - February 4th, 2017

Photographed during the course of a year "Dawn to Dusk Through India" represents one day's travels throughout India. This lush photographic book traverses India in color plates opposite black & white photographs, each set exploring a single theme amplified by captions from journals of old travel accounts and Indian epic poetry. It explores a range of images of landscapes, people & abstractions compelling a foreigner to reassess his beliefs, ultimately in a revised view of humanity & his deity. 8 x 10 in. oblong clothbound hardback with pictorial dust-jacket.

Dollhead Corporation Cover Image
By Lt Hill
ISBN: 9781634916868
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Published: Booklocker.com - January 1st, 2017

DollHead Corporation is the epitome of a new world where humans, spiritual creatures, and aliens coexist in complex harmony. This cooperation is due to the efforts of Loretta Wizelhause, a “Halfling” whose secret desire is to create a perfect world by giving others their true heart’s desire at a cost.

Nika: The Last Volsai Cover Image
ISBN: 9780998299518
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Published: Malkah Publishing - December 13th, 2016

When the mystical and peaceful inhabitants of the isle of Volsa are slaughtered by the jealous and lethally paranoid Emperor of Sennia, one child escapes. Five-year old Nika is taken in by a Sennian family who secretly raises her as their own in the Empire’s capital. Sworn to secrecy, her special powers remain a mystery even to her.

One fateful day, when the increasingly desperate Emperor Roddic orders a savage attack on his own people, Nika’s stunning powers are revealed. Terrified of her newly uncovered abilities and with the Sennian Army on her heels, Nika and her sister Maddy flee for their lives. As Emperor Roddic feverishly plots to secure his crumbling rule and a mysterious man arrives in the capital, Nika must venture deep into her painful past to unlock the secret of her power to save herself, Maddy and the innocent people of the Empire.

Herstorys: Her History Told Through the Eyes of Her True Self. Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692386507
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Published: Nyeesha D. Williams - March 10th, 2015

Nyeesha Williams is the CEO/Founder of Sacrit Devahood Incorporation. "Sacrit Devahood Inc, is a 501c3 non-profit organization in place to empower and help build young girls ages 11-19 through performing arts, social building skills and international interactions." Nyeesha has spent years dedicating her time motivating and inspiring teen audiences about the effects of happiness. She was known as the "grandmother" of her friends, but none knew she was a victim of sexual abuse and molestation by the age of 12. Nyeesha realized helping others in similar situations gave her such a rewarding feeling she decided to make it her career. Hailing extensive backgrounds in performing arts, community counseling and organizational psychology, Mrs. Williams prioritizes empathy, patience and understanding in all relational interactions. Traumatic personal experiences and a passion for mentoring youth led her to create the Sacrit Devahood Incorporation in March of 2009. Mrs. Williams is a strong believer that exposure to the performing arts inspires teen audiences to excel. Nyeesha strives to help women shape their future and heal from trauma and abuse through an inspiring herstorys approach. This book was Nyeesha's realization in empowering from within before empowering outwardly. She realized this approach later on in life, but she wants to now share it with the world.

Sound Cover Image
ISBN: 9780997150803
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Published: Quantum World Enterprises, LLC - March 21st, 2017

AFTER SEVEN YEARS of intensive research, reflection, and writing the João Mendes and Ramiro Mendes—Mendes Brothers—finally launch their debut book, entitled, SOUND—The Fabric of Soul, Consciousness, Reality, and the Cosmos.

Sound is a spiritually uplifting book about the human essences of soul, consciousness, reality, and the living energy behind nature and the cosmos. The book explores the realms of thought, emotion, attention, intention, mind, soul, consciousness, music, rhythm, and reality from a refreshing and intuitive perspective.

Using sound as the tool to probe human reality, the authors also present new insights into the essence of peace, agreements, health, and the evolution of human society while offering unconventional solutions to human conflict and the survival of our species and our planet. Sound is based on the authors’ personal experiences and on timeless traditional wisdom, music, and ancient cosmology, combined with the latest research in physics, biology, and subtle energy.

WE DECIDED TO WRITE this book to promote a new global consciousness based on the sound of love. Love is the vibration of life. Love is the true resonance of our souls. Only by encoding our thoughts, emotions, and actions with the energy of love, kindness, compassion, and goodwill will we manifest a human reality that is harmonious and life-sustaining.

We thank you for joining us in co-creating this new world, a human community dedicated to harnessing the primal love sound of our hearts and souls to create an abundant and peaceful world!

Moms for Hire: 8 Steps to Kickstart Your Next Career Cover Image
ISBN: 9781510705692
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Published: Skyhorse Publishing - January 31st, 2017

Moms For Hire is a stylish, eight-step guidebook for moms who want to re-enter the workforce and amp up their professional mojo.
Whether you downsized your bustling career to raise your children, or you chose the full-time job of being a stay-at-home mom, you now feel ready to get back in the work game, but re-entry can be intimidating. Using creative exercises, advice, and anecdotes from well-known working moms, this book will become a guide to creating your own successful re-entry strategy.
From simply giving voice to your desire to work, to learning how to negotiate the best deal once you land the dream job, Moms For Hire guides you through each step of the process in a way that keeps you motivated and inspired.
The simple promise is this: if you commit one hour a day to this book, you can find rewarding work. The search for fulfilling employment requires plenty of will, stamina, and support; let Moms For Hire be your devoted partner as you step into this new, life-changing adventure.

Journey to Joy: An Inspirational Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781634917438
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Published: Booklocker.com - November 1st, 2016

Through spellbinding poetry and prose, the author describes her journey with progressive vision loss, divorce and bereavement. While battling breast cancer, this legally-blind, menopausal single parent must rein in her hormone-driven teenagers. Her strong faith and sense of humor enable Joy to rise above adversity, becoming better, rather than bitter.

Fugitive Messiah Cover Image
ISBN: 9780578184791
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Published: Stardust Brand - April 1st, 2017

A drifter, John Waters, stops the sky-jacking of a 747 over Miami, and brings a dead pilot back to life. A flight attendant, Maria Caridad, the only witness to the miracle, follows John Waters south to Key West, where he begins preaching love...