K. Raymond Zabielski, author of The Cantrill Book One

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K. Raymond Zabielski is a native of Long Island New York, where he spent time hiking and camping in the Catskill and Adirondack mountains, reinforcing his deep love of nature. He started writing The Cantrill series there. In addition to his passion for storytelling, he loves animals. After a stint in Florida, Zabielski moved to Colorado, back to the mountains, which continue to inspire him as a writer.”

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When eleven-year-old Etob Sheerbain starts learning about the legendary history of his homeland, little does he know that the stories he will hear are about to change his life forever. As the pageant of good and evil, brave men and women, shared values and family lore comes to life, a cloud is darkening on the horizon. As Etob comes to understand his calling as scribe and historian for his people, events are unfolding that will test him as never before. Warm, beautifully imaginative, rich with detail, this is both a sensitive, insightful coming-of-age story and the first installment in a gorgeously woven epic fantasy.

Introducing Joan Haddix Chisley, author of The Family Table, Too: Letters to My Granddaughter

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JOAN HADDIX CHISLEY is a genealogist and collector of family lore. By sharing her family’s history, Mrs. Chisley documents part of the African American experience. She enjoyed a 39-year career as an elementary teacher, a school psychologist, and a college professor. Mrs. Chisley is a proud grandmother, and she and her husband currently reside in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Our people were kidnapped from their Native land, their extended families, and their God and brought to America by force. Their lineage or pedigree goes back to creation. The reality of my genealogy, however, goes back only a few generations. I have endeavored to record and describe as many branches of our family tree as possible using the facts of limited records augmented by family lore or oral history. Each branch represents a real-live person who lived, loved, worked, passed down genetic code— and passed away. Each branch (person) left behind and passed on a lifetime of experiences and colorful stories. The Family Table, Too: Letters To My Granddaughter is an amalgamation of those branches, those wonderful stories. In retelling those stories, the American story is enhanced by adding the African American portion as an important adjunct rather than a marginally inconvenient and scarcely reported history. We need to continue recording stories from previous generations and complete all possible branches, and we need the younger branches to expand the visions that they must pass on to future generations.

Introducing Eric B, author of Realm of the Invader

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Eric B is an enthusiast of action, adventure and superhero drama, and considers himself observant of human nature. Aside from episode one of this series, he has published two books, about volunteerism and public transportation. Eric B lives in the Midwest, loves to travel and experiments with passions and hobbies.

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Here is a story of devastation and anguish and slavery…and the ensuing triumph and celebration. Lord Draegahn descends upon Earth, under the guise of a friend, but with aspirations of total world domination. He brings havoc and despondency to an unsuspecting world from where he is a stranger. Yet somehow, out of this iniquity, a curious friendship emerges between Siris — one of the wrongly convicted aliens — and four likewise incarcerated Earthlings. Hopeless and discouraged, Siris does not realize that though he is a little guy, he has a big destiny. This story is Siris’s journey as a detainee of injustice, a fugitive, an abated former soldier, a military prisoner and a military commander. All the while, Siris finds himself a mentor to his four Earthling friends who are destined to rise from the ashes of the alien invasion to become Earth’s most famous third-millennium superheroes: the Night Crusaders. Yet Siris has his own personal demons against which to struggle; his own insecurities haunting him night and day. But the moment of truth seizes Siris when he finally comes face-to-face with Lord Draegahn. Can Siris stand against his greatest fears, advancing toward him all at once? Siris will have to master his morality, conquer his insecurities and rediscover his great determination and strength if he will have any hope of leading the campaign to end the alien invasion on Earth once and for all!

Introducing Sujal Das, author of The Media Midas

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Sujal Das is a technocrat, business leader and social entrepreneur, and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, he is an executive at a large software company. As a supplier of data center technology, he has worked extensively with giant social media companies. His deep technology background and penchant for comprehending dramatically changing human behavior as a result of social media use give him a unique foundation to explore the pursuits of Donald Trump in a different light.

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When Trump’s net worth – his sole life mission – begins to stagnate, he decides to recreate his star status by running for the highest office in the planet.  He utilizes the pervasive influence of social media a step ahead of the pundits to win the election.  With increased scrutiny, his true financial status begins to unfold. He needs a recourse.  Emboldened by his power to fracture societies at will, he devises a plan that could turn the world’s most powerful financial system upside down.  But then, can he collect the haul?

Introducing Andrew Ceroni, author of IN THE BLACK

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Award-winning author Andrew Ceroni served a distinguished career as a Senior Supervisory Special Agent focused on global counterespionage and antiterrorism operations. He received his BS degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and an MA from Case Western Reserve University, and he studied the German and French languages at the University of Maryland. Andrew is a member of the Authors Guild.

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The CIA’s most valued Russian double agents are being assassinated one by one. In Langley Center itself, Jack Barrett, Director of Central Intelligence, barely escapes assassination. When the Agency discovers the attacks originate from a Russian top secret cyberwarfare program called Chernyy Almaz, or Black Diamond, they must respond swiftly to shut down the attacks and extract their top prized agents before they’re lost forever. Chief among them is Dr. Armand Mishenkov, the head of Russia’s research and development for cold fusion weaponry. Pursued by Russian assassins and Spetsnaz teams, Agent Dave McClure must find Mishenkov and smuggle him across Europe and to the United States—but can they make it alive?

The Fate of Our States is Great: 101 Poems on American History

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Bill Jordan is a sales manager by trade. He wrote for many publications during his time in college and still contributes to some websites. His first novel, Second Chance at Love, was published in 2018 by Outskirts Press and can be purchased online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Just a kid from Akron, OH, he lives, works, and writes in Ellicottville, NY with his wife and pets. He can be reached by email at billjordaniv@yahoo.com. You can follow him on Twitter @billjordan4.

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Rhyme your way through time with this entertaining collection of poems on American history. Immerse yourself in a unique journey through United States history. With sections covering significant events, important people and the presidents, this collection is guaranteed to bring you back to history class and help prepare you to win the fight during trivia night as you rhyme your way through time.

Introducing Con Trong Bui, author of Esoteric Christianity Made Simple

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The author’s interest in the worlds beyond this physical world of matter inspired him to study Metaphysics with the Brotherhood of the White Temple. His first book, Through a Glass, Darkly was published in 1988, followed by The Divinely Sinful Saints in 2018. Esoteric Christianity Made Simple is a revised and updated version of The Divinely Sinful Saints. In these books, he shares his knowledge of and insight into the scriptures of the Christian Bible with those who would like to gain a deeper spiritual understanding of their meaning.

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Is there any religion higher than truth? Esoteric Christianity Made Simple is a thought-provoking, inspiring look at the Christian Bible, presenting ideas and context that are not what typical Christians usually hear or read. Those who are open-minded will find this book to be entirely different from their concept of Christianity, but any reader can understand and appreciate the explanations and insights. Esoteric Christianity Made Simple challenges long-held beliefs about topics from the Creation of Man to the Last Supper, focusing on the deeper, metaphorical meanings of the parables and stories in the Bible. Whether or not you consider yourself to be religious or a Christian, this compelling examination of what the Bible is really saying can awaken any reader to a new spiritual reality.

Introducing T. L. Needham, author of The Biscuit & Timely Tales

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T. L. Needham is a native of Kansas City with an extensive publishing background. His historic memoir, When I Was A Child, won an honorable mention in Writer’s Digest Indie Book Awards and was a finalist in USA Book News-Best Books Award in the category of History, USA. It was also awarded the bronze medal by Readers Favorite, and a gold medal by Global Ebook Awards. Needham’s collection of poetry, Pesky Poems, was awarded a silver medal by Readers Favorite, and a children’s Christmas story poem called Kitty Claus was honored with a gold medal from Readers Favorite. He has also authored Winning and Keeping Relocation Business; Who’s Who in Relocation; started a national news magazine, Relocation/Realty UPDATE; and was a national consultant, speaker and trainer on real estate and corporate relocation issues.

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A timely collection of short stories by T. L. Needham, an award-winning author of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays. The Biscuit & Timely Tales offers short stories about time-as in running out of time, wasting time as the meter keeps running, and going back in time, as in dream time. Author T. L. Needham also presents poems that, like a helium-filled balloon, tug at the string of your imagination. The collection begins with THE BISCUIT-a story about the times when you do the wrong thing for the right reasons and then the right thing for the wrong reasons-and ends with THE RING, which describes traveling with spirits in the car…and not the kind of spirits you drink! These two stories frame short prose with broader themes based on growth and enlightenment, life, death, and the spirit world. The Biscuit & Timely Tales eloquently nudges us to learn to listen to the whispered guidance of spirit friends and family guiding us along the path we are destined to follow on our mission of discovery.

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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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 Barbara Jackson Engelhardt, author of Fannie and The Judge: A Love Story In Letters

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Barbara J. Engelhardt was born in Ohio in 1940. She always spent two weeks every summer in the Coultrap home with her Memaw. When Frances died in 1963 Barbara and her mother discovered these letters tied in a blue shoe string in the back of an old roll-top desk. Barbara lives in Southern Arizona with her husband, Bob, and their two rescue dogs. She can be reached at bjengy@gmail.com.

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Should she leave the children and the job she loves? Fannie Maria is a teacher at the Ohio Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphans’ Home. She loves her job and the students. Then she receives a letter from a stranger that could change her life.