Local Authors

 

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The Pilgrim's Progress: Graphic Novel Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780692965740
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Published: Whistle Key Books - January 2018

I set John Bunyan’s 1678 Christian allegorical journey from Destruction City to Celestial City in our present day world of the economy, labor, politics, religion and war. My work is an experimental design based in illustration and printmaking, not in a traditional comics. The narrative is a physical part of the landscape in my work to transmit the story with a high level of immediacy. Lynd Ward’s wordless pictorial narrative books, Gustave Dore’s prints, editorial cartoons, underground comics and visionary art have influenced me.

The King’s Highway, traveled by motorcyclist Pilgrim, is lined with doors to Hell in shopping malls, cities, gas stations, churches and farms. These crossroads open his eyes to the possibilities of his fate. He travels from his Temporal home to his Eternal home. I am true to John Bunyan’s biblical and societal references showing the commonality of his story in today’s world.


$12.00
SKU: 369708

At the end of the world, he's the last person you would want to save you, but here you are, running from them, and reaching out for him. This is not a book about zombies. This is a book about people, terrible people, just like you and just like me. This is a modern zombie tale of love, death and destruction. Set in the black heart of Los Angeles on the eve of the apocalypse.


TV Development Guide: How an Idea Becomes a TV Show Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781726245395
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - January 14th, 2019

The "TV Development Guide: How an Idea Becomes a TV Show” is perfect for anyone thinking about getting into the TV business, just starting out or already in it and looking for some insight and guidance. It includes how to come up with ideas, script development, pitching, strategies on selling shows and Q & A with TOP professionals. 


The Cloud That Fell From The Sky Cover Image
$75.00
ISBN: 9780998899800
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Published: Tigrefou Editions - September 2018

Inspired by a 15 year old girl who used poetry to cope with her parents' drug addiction, the CLOUD that fell from the sky is a first limited edition, hardbound, Asian-stitched, poetry coffee-table book written by Chinese American writers Judy Choi and Phoenix Brown, and illustrated with photographic interpretations of the text by award winning French photographer Francis George.


Couplets Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781733799003
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Published: Andrew Shaw - June 24th, 2019

In couplets Andrew Shaw explores a new poetic device. Reflective, magically-real, and augmenting process, the collection was initially shared as tiny pieces of street art; paper tags shared in public spaces, via photographs on social media. Informed by egalitarian Japanese traditions and the work of surrealist writers, couplets aims to inspire beauty as an act of resistance to the political. 


Sydney Car Seller Cover Image
$18.70
ISBN: 9781645704621
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Published: Florian Christoph Woerwag - October 2018

The couple of Francis and Dwight wanders along in the coming seasons of Sydney when a bunch of things emerge. Francis gets pregnant, and the surrounding at all of the car-seller Dwight experiences some sensitive crime-incidence. The area of Sydney reveals to be the kind of offering this.


Justice for District Nine Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781733691505
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Published: Literature Pictures - May 2019

It’s been two weeks since Katherine Brooks’ brother has been shot while patrolling the streets of Chicago. Katherine is done waiting around hoping District Nine will make an arrest in connection with her brother’s death. She decides to risk her own life in order to gain justice for Colin. In a story where love and justice become intertwined, Katherine will stop at nothing to find the one responsible for the murder. But what if the one responsible is someone Katherine trusts?


Ostraca: East-West Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781733794305
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Published: Matthew Duggan - May 25th, 2019

Ostraca is a searing work of literary fiction that tackles tragedy and triumph; love and loss; joy and suffering. The novel has been hailed as a nineties On The Road. It follows the misadventures and epiphanies of Gen Xer Jack Darmody as he zooms across the US in search of meaning.

 


Wine Savvy: Exploring and Enjoying American Wine  Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781938010064
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Published: Robert D. Richards - April 15th, 2019

Wine Savvy: Exploring and Enjoying American Wine by Robert D. Richards is a book for people who “like wine, but don’t know much about it.” This beautifully illustrated book takes the reader on an entertaining, step-by-step journey to learn about the many excellent American wines available in their local supermarket or wine shop. Learn about sensory perception, grape varietals, U.S. wine regions, food-and-wine pairing, winemaking, wine lists, wine labels and much more.


Don't Sleep with Him Yet: A Badass Guide to Dating in 10 Empowering Steps Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781545651766
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Published: MCP Books - June 4th, 2019

Any woman who's had her heart broken by a promising new partner or who has fumbled through a casual hookup will relate to Don't Sleep with Him Yet, a much-needed, groundbreaking book written by Beverly Hills clinical psychologist Dr. Nancy Lee. Having helped countless women with every dating and relationship issue imaginable (and then some), Dr. Lee clearly demonstrates how to let go of self-doubt to finally find the fulfilling romantic relationship you desire and deserve. Completely in step with today's oftentimes confusing sex culture, this no-nonsense, gripping guide is filled with intimate stories and thoroughly researched revelations including:

 

  • How to turn up the chemistry with someone you're interested in, including what flirting does for the brain        
  • How and where to meet ''good'' men, and exactly which men to avoid 
  • The real reasons guys bail on you from first date forward 
  • Why you and your male BFF may be predisposed to fall in love 
  • How to deal with the pressure to sleep with a guy you are dating before you're ready

 

Awaken your ''inner badass'': stand your ground while you do you. In the process you'll attract men, enjoy romance and ultimately realize true emotional intimacy. And that's just for starters.


The Downtown Underground: A memoir of my time with the underground drag queens of Downtown Los Angeles Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780578511078
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Published: London Alexander - June 2019

Surviving an encounter with a gun-wielding maniac, a car chase by a jealous stranger, and being drowned by drag queens, The Downtown Underground is the satirical memoir of a queer kid that stumbled into the outrageous world of Downtown Los Angeles’ drag scene. 

 


Combating Dementia in Thirty Days: Everything You Must Know to Keep Your Brain Sharp and Plan Your Future Right Cover Image
$97.00
ISBN: 9781480856868
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Published: Heila Productions - August 2019

Combating Dementia in 30 Days is the first and only comprehensive, research-based set of videos and book designed to guide you through aging with cognitive wellbeing. In a positive and uplifting manner, Dr. Dee Gaines, a dementia expert, takes you through crucial information you must know, such as aging-related changes, memorization techniques, memory-boosting foods, medical treatments, lifestyle, and more! Endorsed by experts, it is a must-have for aging individuals and their family members. 


Tales from The Beach House Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780578479569
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Published: Beautiful Arch - June 14th, 2019

In this wickedly satiric romp, tabloid journalist James Aylott captures the “Man-Bites-Dog” of world of contemporary South Florida. This interwoven novel is a work of Florida fiction with a postmodern Chaucerian twist.  Like The Canterbury Tales Pilgrims every Beach House resident has come in search of something, – fast money, an easy hustle, fleeting romance, enduring love, fame, power, dignity, happiness… a place they can call home.


Views from the Cockpit: The Journey of a Son Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780578460963
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Published: J. Ross Victory - June 9th, 2019

Views From the Cockpit: The Journey of a Son is a memoir born from pain. Intimate journal entries morph into a dialogue of tender father-son memories, loss, strength and turbulence in the life of a young boy on his journey into manhood. 


Prudence in Hollywood: And Other Stories Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780999853740
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Published: Morgan Road - May 10th, 2019

A rare glimpse into Hollywood at the end of the twentieth century––before Instagram and the Kardashians––a time of innocence and true love and longing. They made me feel glad to be alive and hopeful for our future.”

 – Jamie Cat Callan, author of Parisian Charm School


Love Learnings Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780368286971
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Published: Always Learning - February 2019

Love Learnings, a photobook of Ms.Rafi’s writings, takes the reader on a journey through the emotional rollercoaster of a break up, covering heartache and pain but also the inevitable come back and healing found not only through personal strength and reflection but the overwhelming power of connections and community.


A Baker's Passport Cover Image
$39.00
ISBN: 9781981225903
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Published: Susie Norris - February 25th, 2019

Travel the world with A Baker's Passport, a tour of regional baking including breads, savory pies, vegetarian dishes, tarts, cakes, and cookies classics. Based on the award-winning culinary travel blog, FOOD MARKET GYPSY, this technique-driven baking book for home cooks offers recipes for classics like Quiche Lorraine, Black Forest Cake, and Creme Brûlée. Pastry Chef and Educator Susie Norris brings stories of the world's great baking traditions home to you.


Tetrastatum: A Time Travel Thriller Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781948796675
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Published: Epigraph Publishing - May 6th, 2019

“People will be immersed in the concepts of translating other parallel universe ideas into visual/image interpretations of external quantum relativity theories.” —Stephen Hawking


The Classics Slacker Reads Moby Dick Cover Image
By Negr
$9.95
ISBN: 9781720054849
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Published: Independently Published - October 16th, 2018

You probably know the basic plot of "Moby Dick." Deranged captain of a whaling ship seeks revenge on a white whale that ate his leg. Sounds like a great story, right? But you.


The Cinderella of New York Cover Image
$49.99
ISBN: 9781793886460
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Published: Independently Published - January 31st, 2019

The Cinderella of New York.Pamela Quinzi. Someone once said, "A pair of shoes can change your life..".This is the story of how a pair of shoes changed my life My name is Pamela Quinzi but people call me The Cinderella of New York.It was July 2009 when Pamela arrived in New York City for vacation: a single, young, Italian girl with a luggage full of dreams. She only spoke one language: Fashion. With a heart full of passion, dreams and courage, she started the greatest adventure of her life. Born and raised in Rome, Italy young Pamela dreamt of one day becoming a Fashion Designer. She started designing dresses and shoes enveloped in a princess world from a very young age. At age fourteen Pamela attends a high school in Rome specializing in fashion, she interned for the oldest Italian couture brands. After getting her high school diploma she attended the Institute Marangoni to study fashion design and after graduating in 2005, Pamela starts her career in Milan. Pamela has designed extensively in the upper echelons of the fashion industry working for Made in Italy brands. She was living and working in Milan in 2009 when something unfortunate happened; the big recession arrived. After the economy crashed in America, it was then Europe 's turn, including Italy. After that, there was nothing left in Italy to salvage. People lost a lot of money and so there were no more investments to finance the collections that she worked so hard for. Inspired by a visit from her Canadian cousins Pamela's next big life changing decision was to head to Montreal, Canada to clear her head. It was then that she remembered that New York City wasn't very far away and so she decided to spend a week of her trip there as well, eager for inspiration. She didn't know yet that the greatest adventure of her life was about to start. A random girl, a random question: 'Where did you buy your shoes from?' turns into a fashion explosion that creates The Cinderella of New York.Pamela has made a name for herself in the big city over the years. She created and developed her own brand, Kilame, of One of a Kind Shoes and dresses. The uniqueness of her creations, especially her bespoke shoes embellished one at a time by hand in her Chelsea studio with crystals and embroideries, carried a very particular style of sophistication and a touch of elegant sexiness. This made Pamela internationally famous by capturing the attention of Media, Photographers and industry people. Her passion for her brand Kilame, her determination to follow her dreams and her ability to work hard to make her dreams come true are the keys to Pamela Quinzi's success. Pamela is a resilient spirit who arrived in the United States with no one and nothing, except for a dream. Pamela does not consider her story to be a fairy tale, even though many would say so. No, she believes it is a story about a girl that went through so much in her life and never stopped believing; a girl who worked long and hard and eventually made her vision her reality.Her mission is to inspire others with her story so that they too will follow their dreams and never stop believing in themselves and in their passions.


We Are We Dance We Paint Cover Image
$125.00
ISBN: 9780578433738
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Published: Dektor Film Group - May 2019

No one can be found on Skid Row if he doesn’t want to be found. You can live for free, eat for free, do drugs every day if you want. A place where hitting rock bottom can lead to finding yourself. “We Are, We Dance, We Paint" shares in and contributes to the process of witnessing the journeys of several artists as they passed through each other’s lives on Skid Row. Most of us don’t find ourselves on Skid Row, but to reject those that have taken that path is to deny a piece of ourselves. It’s a path, and we’re all taking paths to ultimately get to the same conclusion, trying to understand who we are.  


Potluck: Little Stories from a Big Table Cover Image
By Paula Thomas, Mikel Benton (Editor)
$22.99
ISBN: 9780999473009
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Published: Bay City Publishing LLC - October 31st, 2017

Collection of hilarious and heart-warming stories offer a first- ever peak at the life of a kid in the 1950’s when her siblings became overnight Hollywood celebrities. Her antics with animals, from pythons, to puppies, to pigs, are punctuated with tender tales sure to put a tear in your eye and warmth in your soul.

 


Death Valley Superstars: Occasionally Fatal Adventures in Filmland Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780692172391
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Published: Delancey Street Press - December 24th, 2018

A noirish collection of essays, profiles and memoir about Los Angeles and celebrity by showbiz veteran Duke Haney. Subjects range from the iconic, such as Marilyn Monroe and Jim Morrison, to the widely forgotten, like film-noir heavy Steve Cochran and Christopher Jones, "the next James Dean" who never was.


Step Away From the Phone Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780615646800
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Published: Power for Kids - December 4th, 2018

Step Away from the Phone. The idea for this important, timely, yet bound to become a classic book came when Patricia saw the children in a doctor’s waiting room using their parents’ phone to talk or text. Using colorful visuals and beautiful wordplay, Step Away from the Phone becomes a magical journey for children and adults alike - as they chase rainbows, swim with turtles, and create together. You can have fun reading Step Away from the Phone with your children as the author celebrates the power of unlimited imagination with the charming and whimsical illustrations, which invites children to seek out friendship with other children. Not only will you enjoy reading to your children, but they can also later read to you, and share these value-based thoughts and inspiring fun! There is an added bonus of vocabulary words on each page! Step Away from the Phone and let’s learn and have fun!


MiDdLe ScHoOl DaNcE 2000 Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780578490182
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Published: Dream Boy Book Club - April 11th, 2019

AOL chat rooms. *NSYNC fan club. Dead kid hanging from basketball hoop. Slow dancing with siblings. Satanists having a get together on Tuesday. y2k party. Low key space aliens. Social studies homework. Fingering. Cute cannibals. Strawberry flavored wine coolers. Skatepark dads. AIM boyfriends. N64. Plus pimples and Britney Spears and also friendship.