Introducing Roy H. Cantrell, Ph.D., author of Dancing on the Rubble: The Essence of Living

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Roy Harold Cantrell has lived and is presently living Dancing on the Rubble. He holds doctorates in ministry and philosophy. He is retired from more than half a century of pastoral and counseling ministries. He is the author of Scars and Stripes: Hope for Adult Children of Alcoholic Families and a book of poems entitled Sow Joy: It’s a Choice. The author and his wife have been married for fifty-eight years and live in Cleveland, Tennessee.

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Book description…

Are you wondering how you are going to recover from your depression, a wounded heart, or your fears and anxieties resulting from the stresses of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic? In Dancing on the Rubble, you will find 7 bible-tested ways to change your life from defeat to victory. Come, journey with me toward emotional and spiritual healing by using these time-tested steps that I call the essence of living. “Dr. Roy Cantrell puts life into practical perspective in this book. If you want to know how to get the most meaning in your ‘darkest hour,’ this book is a must read. . . .”   ~ Dr. Isaac Obure, Founder, Future Life Tabernacle Siaya, Kenya, Africa.  “. . . Dancing on the Rubble takes us on a God-focused seven-step journey from ‘keep on living’ through the pain of life to ‘keep letting go’ where he encourages us to be true to ourselves as we encounter the rubble in our lives.” . . .   ~ Samuel Said, PhD

Introducing William Teets, author of Upside Down

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William Teets is an author and poet born in Peekskill, NY, who currently resides in Dutchess County, NY. His personal memoir Upside Down (One on the House) was released to rave reviews in 2013. Before the Flood, a poetry collection that resonates with Americana, blues music and barrooms, whiskey and smoke, rivers and haunted highways, leather jackets and hoodies and Sunday’s best is currently available on Amazon. Teets is also featured in the anthology, Renderings, which is also available on Amazon, through the Hudson Valley Writers Workshop. Earlier works of his poetry can be found in Chronogram and Art and Life. The author is currently writing his first novel; Reverend Went Walking. Contact the author at P.O. Box 204, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533; call (845) 549-0250; or email

Product description…

Upside Down (One on the House) is not a standard story of alcoholism and recovery, but the harrowing tale of one man’s quest to regain his sanity and soul–and eventually his life. In his personal memoir, author William Teets recounts his uncontrollable and unyielding sojourns into surreal worlds of Mad Hatters, rye swilling, untruth telling gnomes, demons, hellhounds, and literary and religious notables. Teets sweeps away readers on a horrific and terrifying journey through his mind as he battles encephalopathy and near death. Through his trials and tribulations, the author is forced to revisit his past and the fractured reflections of who he has become. See-sawing endlessly between worlds of fantasy, reality, madness, and reason, the author searches for sanctuary and redemption…and hope. After enduring endless crucibles and re-examining himself, the universe, and all that is, he finally finds salvation and healing in the most unlikely of places. A place that has always existed within him, but needed to be rediscovered. Upside Down (One on the House) is a terrifying, humorous, sad, and joyful tale of one man’s journey home and ultimately to himself.

Introducing Ingeborg O’Bourne, author of Anatomy of a Tramp

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Ingeborg O’Bourne, writer, painter and dream analyst, immigrated from Austria to the US in 1967. The experience of her healing set her on the path of exploring how dreams interact with our day-to-day lives, and opened her eyes to the importance of acknowledging the feminine principle as part of the divine. She is the mother of five, has five grandchildren, and holds a Master’s degree in Psychotherapy. The great variety of her life experiences has made her a compassionate observer and healer.

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Ingeborg O’Bourne’s narrative of addiction is one of hope. Witness her amazing recovery, and explore the questions it raised by diving with her deep into the cauldron of her childhood and youth. Follow the life of an untutored, abandoned girl whose desire to be accepted drove her to despair—and experience the magic of divine motherly love that reached out to heal her. This elegantly constructed book, with its compelling testimony of mercy, is honest and poignant, providing hope for anyone who has been touched by addiction.