Local Authors

 

Book Soup is proud to be part of a lively, local literary community.
Please take a moment to browse this list of local authors whose books we sell.

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Happy Tunes Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781643789316
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Published: Austin Macauley - November 29th, 2019

The beloved, mild-mannered Ms. Sady Kara Oke, music teacher at Lakeview Middle School in New Orleans and daughter of the belated American Blues trumpeter Happy, faces two major battles that will either mean defeat or success: a historic middle school band competition win with her selected student musicians, and the discovery of the love of her life.


The Bear in the Chair Cover Image
By Steve Abramson, Susan Erlich (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781733362702
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Published: Steve Abramson - September 1st, 2020

What happens when Myles, the messiest 8-year-old boy in the world, meets Moxley, the messiest circus bear in the world?  Well, a lifelong friendship begins, of course.


Porn Again Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780990754619
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Published: JBS Books - November 4th, 2014

In PORN AGAIN: A MEMOIR, Josh Sabarra throws open the proverbial closet -- and bedroom --doors, taking readers on a Hollywood thrill-ride through growing up, coming out, coming of age and finally finding himself at 40. Despite being a high-level entertainment executive, Josh was still a virgin at 31. Uncomfortable in his own skin, haunted by painful childhood memories, he kept laser-focused on building an unparalleled career trajectory at the expense of his personal life.

Tormented by schoolmates for being "different," Josh clung to his aberrantly close relationships with a small circle of adult females. But, even with that support, the shame and contempt that grew from his sexuality locked him in a prison of self-hate that robbed him of an emotional and sexual identity for more than three decades. Movie studio jobs, through which he met celebrity idols, led to friendships and relationships with some of the industry's most notable characters. Those intimacies created a false sense of acceptance and approval, requiring that he continue to up the stakes - celebrity lovers, the crazy world of online dating, sexual fetishists and porn stars-for-hire.

The gay best friend you always wanted, Josh Sabarra delivers a whip-smart, poignant memoir set against a glittering backdrop that is at once heartbreaking, glamorous, sexy and hilariously honest.


Novel Red Horror Cover Image
$17.20
ISBN: 9781636492049
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Published: Florian C. Woerwag - September 24th, 2020

Mexico while shift of those 50 to 60 years. Beginning a race setting from the encountering of the public group and then the evil branches of master type Ted. Cruel blood wanders through all, streaming anyplace, and as curious group gets by increasing narrow tale further episodes describe the pity. Mexico's noise of destruction, of days of decay.


Honky in the House: Writing & Producing The Jeffersons Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781733079587
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Published: Antler Productions - October 20th, 2019

In this witty, very personal and unapologetic account of breaking into the entertainment business, Jay Moriarty is movin' on up with The JeffersonsHonky in the House serves up a master class in the essentials of writing and producing a TV series.


Recipes for Conversation: A Guide to Hosting Authentic Conversations in the Digital Age (and a Pandemic) Cover Image
$20.66
ISBN: 9781087930541
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Published: Indy Pub - November 24th, 2020

Recipes champions a return to meaningful and inspiring conversation. In the digital age, people talk but they seldom listen. This means we mostly talk AT each other rather than WITH each other, face to face. Recipes for Conversation advocates creating intimate gatherings that start with a topic of conversation, but quickly become something much more satisfying in a world that seems to be growing ever more distant and uncaring.


Pimps Whores and Patrons of Virtue Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781649906243
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Published: Palmetto Publishing - January 21st, 2021

Original, outrageous, refreshing, brutally honest, raw humor, in-your-face stream of consciousness and genuine depth of thought. Written with great passion for life and people: good, bad, indifferent. 

Manning writes in the first person, speaking directly to you! 32 unique pieces make an exceptionally captivating and compelling read, page after page, leaving you intellectually challenged, entertained, aching from belly laughs. 

Intelligence and a sense of humor preferred. 


Sleepwalking Through Life Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781088965108
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Published: Sheryl Hill - September 20th, 2019

 A TRUE STORY OF HOW ENVIRONMENTAL HYPNOSIS TRAPPED A WOMAN, MENTALLY AND EMOTIONALLY, FOR FIFTY YEARS!

“For Fifty Years, I Just Thought I Was Just Forgetful, Addicted and Phobic. Turns Out, I Was In a State of Hypnosis!”


I spent my entire life feeling less than adequate. As a young black girl growing up in Seattle in the 1960’s, my self esteem and self image was conceived during a trauma of racism and abuse. As I grew from a terrified child, to a rebellious teenager into an overwhelmed adult, I noticed I would often drift off into my own dreamworld, not remembering what I had been doing for hours at a time. I either became hyper focused on a single task, or wandering from room to room accomplishing nothing. I would lose important documents, tickets and jewelry and have no earthly idea where I left them. I was not able to stay awake in movies, at concerts, or while riding in a car. I began to feel overwhelmed and over burdened by my own life, which led to excessive drinking and overeating, evolving into unusual fears and phobias. Antidepressants and antianxiety medications did not work on me. Nothing worked. Until I discovered hypnotherapy.


Corona(tion) Year, Vol. 1: Short Stories Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780578849713
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Published: Opiate - February 11th, 2021

Is it anything like the ten Plagues of Egypt? Well, fairly close. 2020 was a year like no other in history both modern and "ancient" (that includes the much referenced 1918 Spanish flu pandemic). A cauldron of circumstances combined to make the kickoff year to a new decade one of the nadirs of the twenty-first century (which is really saying something, considering how many there have been thus far). Yet 2020 did not merely "end" on December 31st, but will persist for the foreseeable future with its ripple effect aftermath. In Corona(tion) Year, Vol. 1: Short Stories, the unfolding of the pandemic as it happened is explored through narrative fiction that both stylizes and accurately depicts a world gone stark-raving mad, having absolutely no idea how to function or treat one another when necessary restrictions vastly reined in everyday selfishness and frivolity.


Lindsay Lohan Stole My Life: A Satire of the 00s Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9789463863797
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Published: Opiate - July 2nd, 2019

A lurid account of how the socialite world became riddled with riffraff at the (allegedly) unwitting hands of Lindsay Lohan. This seemingly small butterfly effect, Tate Carmichael maintains, is the cause of all that is wrong post-00s. In her damning account, no celebrity is spared. Carmichael scorches the earth with what’s left of her wealth (because, it’s true, money can buy anything, including tailored natural disasters). It’s her turn, after all, to be a star. Since it seems like literally everyone else is. 


Pink Flamingo Waves: A Collection of Seven Short Stories Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781951985844
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Published: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing - February 15th, 2021

Pink Flamingo Waves is a gripping collection of short stories — including a tale about two friend's true test of loyalty and a stripper forced to work as an informant for the FBI. These stories exist in worlds just past reality, or not?  Just slightly uncomfortable, familiar — until, suddenly, they aren’t. Each story reveals at once the absolute absurdity and magnificence of being alive. Neil’s writing and world-building demand space to reflect on, react to, and then live in it.


The Biggest Problem in the World: Our Problem with Problems and Why Truth Matters Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781838371609
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Published: Logic Lane - March 8th, 2021

Over half of the profit will go towards making this handbook available to those who are otherwise unable to access it. 

Our biggest problem is one we don't know we have. 

By solving problems, we progress. When we choose not to solve them, we choose not to progress and suffer unnecessarily. Often, however, it’s a choice we don't know we're making.


Ladies Who Lunch Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781736165508
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Published: Household Ink - April 20th, 2021

Ladies Who Lunch, by Josef Woodard, is a satirical romance novel set in 1990s Los Angeles (a recurring “character”). Divorcee Daniel Wiffard navigates a maze of challenges, a cast of lunching friends, show biz folk, sundry romantic liaisons and calamities, both interpersonal and natural. Good--and sometimes nasty—fun is had, along with lurking social commentary.


Mission in Paris 1990 Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780997292725
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Published: Fifty Years Late Publishing - February 2nd, 2021

This novel, set during the normalization of relations between the U.S. and Vietnam, explores reconciliation among people and nations. It tells a powerful love story - between a man and a woman and between a father and a son. It’s about the strength of love and the power of forgiveness—a lesson that reconciliation must take place within us if it is ever to take hold between us. It’s a timely read. 


$11.99
SKU: 9748721257599

The Mortal instruments meets Supernatural in this edge of your seat thriller. After crash landing on an island not known on any mortal maps, Mercy Hawke finds herself hunted by the Seven Deadly Sins, every demon known to man, a terrifying cult, and the strongest evil since the dawn of time. Can one woman defeat an evil so strong even Satan runs away?