Local Authors


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The Woodstock Story Book Cover Image
ISBN: 9780977339983
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Published: Brunswick Institute - August 1st, 2009

For three days in the summer of 1969, 500,000 people spontaneously gathered like no others had before or since then, bringing together peace, love, aromatic smoke and the sounds of the greatest rock 'n' roll show in history. Sounds and smells wafted through the air, making this legendary event one that has never been duplicated. Barry Z Levine, a member of the Academy Award-winning Woodstock documentary film team, captured this entire event. Levine arrived days before the crowds when Woodstock was still a green, grassy pasture and continued to photograph long after the last person had departed the debris-strewn mud hole. Over the course of that tumultuous week, Levine had taken so many pictures, he had blisters on his index finger and thumb from clicking the shutter and advancing the film. Levine stopped only once, for a 45 minute nap on top of a piano cover that was on stage while Blood, Sweat & Tears performed. Along with 240 full-color photographs, the text by Linanne G. Sacket presents a chronological account of this historical event, capturing the performers, personalities, audience, excitement, mood, and actions. The Woodstock Story Book is a must for anyone who was at Woodstock, wishes they had gone, or just wanted a bird's eye view at the greatest historical event of the 1960s.


Fit for Life: Think It, Do It, Be It! Cover Image
ISBN: 9781945949869
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Published: Waterside Productions, Incorporated - July 30th, 2018

Emmy award winning, licensed life coach Saba Moor-Doucette has been in every facet of show business since age six. Now 75 years young, current reigning bikini diva, anti-aging expert’s mission is to share her story; secrets, humor and inspirational message. Saba’s Think it, Do it, Be it method, will help you reach any goal you desire.

Helder's Story: A Death with Dignity Cover Image
ISBN: 9781732215511
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Published: Brother Mockingbird - July 30th, 2018

Helder Pereira was a community leader, a healer of the broken, and a devoted husband and father; the memoir contains many inspirational messages, including his commitment to sobriety, his compassion for others, and his joy of life.

After being diagnosed with cancer at the age of forty-three, Helder and Carol began to navigate the very difficult healthcare system in search of the best treatment. After a long, hard battle, and realizing his cancer was terminal, Helder decided to plan the end of his life.

This book and his life are poignant reminders that love is the greatest gift of all.

Amelia Earhart Unrescued Cover Image
ISBN: 9780981896045
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Published: Flat Hammock Press - July 12th, 2018

Aviation pioneers Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan famously disappeared over the Pacific on July 2nd, 1937. Their fate is widely regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest unresolved mysteries. In Amelia Earhart UNRESCUED, author and archaeologist Tom King weaves a story around the history, archaeology, and environment of the remote atoll known as Nikumaroro to visualize what Amelia and Fred may have experienced, offering a solution to the mystery.

Keagan's Fury Cover Image
ISBN: 9780999893166
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Published: Pengate Publishing - August 1st, 2018

Refusing his parents advice to seek God and have forgiveness. A teenager Keagan Philips now faced with the conflict of Good versus Evil, Fighting his way through the constant torture and taunting of high school bullies, after suffering the loss of his best friend he becomes vengeful leading the bullies into their own pathways to destruction showing them no mercy as he carries out his vengeful plan to end their bullying.

Restored and Revisited Cover Image
ISBN: 9781388642181
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Published: Christopher Brown - April 1st, 2018

This striking visual survey of nine historic airport terminals in the U.S. and abroad charts the progress of architects and designers as they confront the problem of how to create an entirely new building type in the 1930s. Fans of architecture and history will enjoy exploring this rich and storied period of civil aviation. Original color photography documents recent restoration and adaptive reuse projects.

A Child in Paradise: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781543930603
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Published: BookBaby - May 15th, 2018

A Child in Paradise is a captivating and enlightening story that embraces the essence of human emotions: the joy of childhood, sadness and rejection, the celebration of simple things, a sense of religion and history and a love betrayed and conquered. All of this set against a landscape that seemed magical through the eyes of a child. Her adventures and curious nature gave her the knowledge to learn, accept and cherish places outside of her homeland and to hold dear relationships that went beyond friends and family. She was ready to face a world the way life presented itself to her.The years took her farther from her simple beginnings to a discovery of a world of travel, career, independence and many possibilities. With what she has achieved, she remains humbled and filled with a sense of gratitude.LL Starr's personal conflict and emotional discord ultimately led her to a place where she was compelled to search deep within her soul to find the courage to set herself free and to support those that matter most.In her memory, as she continues her life's journey, she will always have her "Paradise" of beauty, simplicity and unadulterated existence. It is something special that she shares and passes on to the generations that come after her.

Driven: From Love & War to Poetry Cover Image
ISBN: 9781987761399
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Published: Austin Ink Studio - April 19th, 2018

Take a ride on a journey through some life experiences of Cyann Ribeiro. Some happy, some painful, but all part of the life that drove her to write this book.
“Driven: From Love And War to Poetry” is a collection of poems that were written after dealing with abuse, heartbreak, true love, and all the other hills we ride over while going through life, not just in relationships.

Love and life has shaped her. Sex had its hand in molding her. But it all drove her, to write, this time, Poetry.

This book takes you through descriptions of certain situations in her life that happened and essentially drove her to writing poetry as a form of therapy. This book is a powerful collection of exotic, sensual, unapologetic poems that will challenge & change you. Sit back, and enjoy the ride.

The Gift of Awakening Cover Image
ISBN: 9781987530933
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Published: CreateSpace/Amazon - May 5th, 2018

After nearly forgetting her first spiritual awakening, the author fell into an avalanche of emotional and health crises similar to that of her clients suffering from anxiety and health problems. Twenty years later she came full circle as part of the healing community of highly sensitive and spiritual people teaching about special senses and spiritual gifts you can't talk about in usual conversation. This book will validate your mystical inner world and make sense of the healing journey we all must take, ultimately discovering the gift of your awakening.

Amusement Only Cover Image
ISBN: 9781543911077
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Published: BookBaby - October 26th, 2017

This is a story of Baltimore's underbelly. Set in the 1990s, a decade of citywide crime, the Army has left veteran Michael Bowers cynical, and unsettled over his future. With a wife, and a newborn on the way, a chance meeting with family friend and sociopathic millionaire Sonny Warner ushers Michael into the hierarchy of illegal gambling, a gray area of the city ripe for exploitation. They control the cities' pendulum of power. This alters Michael's life forever as his decision-making and sensibility derail himself and his family. Along the way, Michael and Sonny's lives intertwine with unassuming but curious Lieutenant Jessica Silver, undergoing a high stakes "investigation" of her own. With the odds stacked against her among her male counterparts, and secrecy as a code of honor around the department, she soon reconsiders whether her suspects are really the ones who need investigating, in this story of greed, trust and conspiracy.

The Last of Will Cover Image
ISBN: 9780999688809
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Published: Sheryl Benko - April 26th, 2018

Greer Sarazen is like any teenager. All she wants is to get her driver's license, to not be bugged by annoying people, and to NOT have her spring break interrupted. Yet, when her dad, Will - who has been unemployed due to downsizing - finally gets a job at the local cemetery, Greer is forced to tag along on a road trip to deliver a stranger's ashes out of state. A stranded van, a clown, a rodeo, a disco-dancing nerd and a belligerent dwarf threaten to throw off the itinerary, while the departed "passenger" becomes an unexpected friend ... proving that, sometimes, the things we truly need are the last things we would ever expect.

Music to My Years Cover Image
ISBN: 9780983655039
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Published: Amphora Editions - November 1st, 2017

Film- and TV-composer Artie Kane’s delightful memoir is a provocative and poignant insider's look at Hollywood and the major celebrities he worked with. With candor and acerbic wit he also writes about his romantic relationships and eight marriages, all of which formulated who he is today.

Transparent Falsehood: An American Travesty Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692138809
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Published: Picture Pending Productions/PPP - July 10th, 2018

Transparent Falsehood: An American Travesty - Imagine flipping through the channels of Trump's life as if it were a crazy behind-the-scenes reality show. Trump putting Barron to bed or celebrating Passover at Mar-a-Largo with Ivanka and Jared. The invented scenarios are simultaneously sad, funny and absurd. By filtering out the political noise and static, Transparent Falsehood aims to distill Trump into something that can be better understood if not contained.

Surface Streets Cover Image
ISBN: 9780988469082
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Published: Bywater Bros. Editions - January 1st, 2018

During the years 2007-2018, Daniel Trese photographed the city of Los Angeles documenting its coming of age art scene, unique urban landscape, iconic fashion personalities, and current queer culture. Almost entirely shot on film, Surface Streets is a poetic tribute to a decentralized city on the edge of finding itself.

Defining You: How to profile yourself and unlock your full potential Cover Image
ISBN: 9781473668386
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Published: Nicholas Brealey - July 24th, 2018

Take the online psychometric test and receive a full professional report

Have you ever wondered what a profiling session would tell you about yourself?

Fiona Murden helps some of the most successful people in the world to understand their behavior and improve their performance. Here she guides you through the professional profiling assessment process in private, to help you discover your strengths, understand what really drives you and learn which environments will help you to excel.

Step by step you will build your unique personal profile. Take a psychometric test, run a 360 assessment, draw up your early years timeline and enjoy some valuable self-reflection. Fiona then expertly - and sensitively - coaches you through interpreting your results and taking your next steps to fulfill your potential.

Our behavior is at the core of what we do. This is your ultimate self-awareness toolkit to help you understand both your own and other's behavior and to positively influence it. Along the way you may even start to sleep better, think more clearly and have good moods more often.

Defining You opens a window into the elite process of psychological profiling and presents a clear path to improving your effectiveness with immediate actions and tangible tips.

SKU: 297643

JAMES HENRY ZUKIN is an LA based poet who is active on the Board of Trustees of the Beyond Baroque Foundation, the Advisory Board of Get Lit and is the co-founder of the Carlos Segovia Scholarship Fund. His poem "Reverse" is in the Get Lit – Words Ignite textbook. Jim is a unique figure in the world of poetry. Throughout his life, he has written several volumes of poetry. His poems are expressive with heartfelt awe for the large and small miracles of ordinary life. His words go beyond emotional expression to become retellings of humanist archetypes from a sparsely lyrical, crisp and pensive perspective. He has recently transitioned as a co-founder of Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin in sovereign financial advisory to the life of a poet. Jim has explored life’s potential in an array of ways, but perhaps it will be the way of the poet that finally, fully, brings it all home.

Asian Male Portraits Cover Image
ISBN: 9781732088801
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Published: West Phillips - May 1st, 2018

AMP offers a glimpse into the world and vision of photographer West Phillips. Dedicated solely to Asian men he has photographed around the world, this book breaks cliche western stereotypes of what Asian men represent and captures them in artistic and diverse settings. This collection showcases 100+ models in 10 countries.