Private Cummings

“… an engaging portrait of two lives filled with human longing and the costs of being different.”
—BlueInk Review

A man and a boy whose lives unexpectedly connect are impacted in improbable ways.

Private Hank Cummings didn’t ask for the fate that befell him during his service in WWII. Saving the lives of three men from the burning wreckage of a B-29 left him a hero, albeit scarred and disabled. But when his personal secret was revealed, he recoiled into a life of seclusion and solitude for much of his adulthood.

Never losing his spirit and will to endure, he persevered through his hardships, finding the determination to live a full and prosperous life. His humility caused him to resist the hero’s legacy he so richly deserved and would posthumously receive.

Thirty years after a chance meeting with an inquisitive thirteen-year-old boy, the two reunite in Hank’s final days, mending tragedy and suffering into self-discovery, peace, and purpose for both.

“…an evolving friendship between a boy and a man… a sense of tragedy that morphs into heroism and love, at the end.”
—Midwest Book Review


Meet Pete McGinty

Pete McGinty has seen life through the eyes of a roofer, bartender, bouncer, railroad track laborer, and auto racing photographer. As a writer, speaker, and brand consultant, he has had a vast career in marketing and advertising, observing and influencing how people think and behave. He is now putting his experiences of observation and curiosity to work through storytelling, creating characters beholden to deep flaws and abounding promises, and weaving tales rich with emotion.

Never straying from Ohio, Pete remains a Midwestern kid at heart. A graduate of The Ohio State University and a lifelong suffering Cleveland sports fan, fueled by caffeine and classic rock, he finds escape in love of family, travel, reading, furry creatures, and his home gym.

Pete can be found at www.petemcginty.com

Colorful Shapes Adventure: Learn Shapes with Story for Toddler (Children’s Books Ages 3-5, Children Learning Books, Children Bedtime Story)

“Colorful Shapes Adventure” is a captivating journey through a world of shapes, perfect for young readers learning about geometry and friendship. With its engaging storyline and vibrant illustrations, this book sparks curiosity and imagination. Children will delight in following the circle and triangle’s adventure through a landscape filled with colorful shapes. It’s an early learning adventure that’s as educational as it is entertaining! If You Enjoyed Reading This Book Please Leave A Review On Amazon

Meet Alan Barker

I enjoy my family warm and honest friendship, I will provide a favorable solution to the reader, to make them more hope to achieve the goals and needs.

In the Land of the Living: A Novel

A DEEPLY CATHARTIC EXPLORATION INTO THE HUMAN CONDITION There is an unrelenting presence that stirs a restless longing within Duncan. A longing to know the truth…His new stepfather, James, is an unwelcomed addition to his life. No amount of time or distance seems to be able to heal the deep-seated bitterness that strains their relationship. It only forces him to grapple with a childhood he would rather forget. Yet, all the while, God has not forgotten Duncan or the pain he suffers. In fact, He has been the One purposefully orchestrating it all, both calamity and blessing. How can God turn such turmoil into something beautiful and good? Duncan’s life is one such example that answers this very question, albeit in an unexpected way. Told in vignettes, this evocative story of trauma, grief, and forgiveness shines an honest light on the corruption and hope of the human spirit.

Meet A.T. Lischak

A.T. Lischak was born and orphaned in L’viv, Ukraine in 1998. He and his twin brother were adopted one year later by American parents. Lischak grew up in the small town of Brookfield, Ohio until he went to college at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. There, he received a bachelors degree in Pastoral Studies in 2021. After an eight-month gap season in New Hampshire, he moved to Owensboro, Kentucky, where he currently lives. He is a member of Grace Reformed Baptist Church. Lischak began writing this story in 2016 at the age of seventeen.

A Damsel Beyond Compare

In the heart of 19th century England, where reputation is worth more than gold, two souls meet on opposite ends of society’s spectrum. Lord Cedric Whitworth, esteemed and respected, guards his reputation with fervor, while Lady Evelina, spirited and untamed, rejects the suffocating constraints of societal expectations. When fate brings them together, their worlds collide threatening to consume them both in a dangerous passion. But as they navigate the treacherous waters of societal expectations and personal desires, they may discover that the very thing that divides them could also be the key to their salvation. Will love be enough to conquer the strict rules of society? Or will their differences tear them apart? Fans of historical romance will be captivated by this tale of love and rebellion set against the backdrop of Victorian England.

Meet Emily Higgs

Emily Higgs is a vibrant voice in the realm of fiction, weaving intricate tales that transport readers to captivating worlds. With a pen dipped in imagination and a mind brimming with creativity, she effortlessly spins narratives that enthrall and enchant.

No Halo Required (Carolina Callings Book 1)

Isaiah Hightower has everything a forty-nine-year-old man could want: respect as a high school principal; admiration as a leader in the black community; and a wife who would do anything for him.Despite his shining public image, Isaiah’s life is plagued with indiscretions. When these threaten to unravel his world, he silences the threat by any means necessary.When his wife, Yvette, witnesses her husband’s greatest sin, her life is about to change forever. But it doesn’t have to. One lie will protect her lifestyle and save her husband’s reputation.

Meet Travis Casey

Travis Casey – A Beach Read Writer Ah, the waves softly crash in the background as you wiggle your toes in the sand. Your significant other has left you in peace. The kids are with the grandparents. You have some serious me time. Just you, the warm sun on your back, a calm breeze flowing through your hair, and a Travis Casey book in your hands. You don’t want to have to think. You don’t have to. Travis will take you by the hand and lead you to places of suspense and fun-filled adventure. Whether he takes you back to the 1980’s Navy, the political tension of today, or traveling with him back and forth to England, it’s his job to help you forget about life’s problems for a while and give you a laugh. If real life was only as effortless as reading one of his books. But don’t try to predict where you’ll be going. He promises to put twists on the pages where you escape and give you surprises you’ll never see coming. You can contact Travis at: [email protected] or visit his website at www.traviscasey.com

Everything Here Belongs to You

Everything Here Belongs to You succeeds beautifully at telling an intimate and deeply felt story of a troubled connection between two young women, set against a larger narrative of ideological conflict.” -IndieReader (4.8 Starred Review)

Saborna Roychowdhury’s novel is an absorbing, richly detailed narrative set in the early 2000s in Kolkata that explores the complicated dynamics of social class, female bonds and family expectations. In alternating points of view, the Everything Here Belongs to You follows Parul and Mohini through their early lives and coming of age. The two young women grow up under the same roof, but live very different lives.

Parul was six years old when her desperately poor father brought her from their village to live with the Sens, a middle-class Hindu family. Following common customs, Parul was taken in as a servant, asked to hide her Muslim identity, and trained to do household chores alongside Mrs. Sen. By contrast, Mohini, the Sens’ daughter, who is a few years younger than Parul, has led a life of privilege and education.

As Parul grows older, she becomes increasingly unhappy and resentful with her lot in life. Mohini struggles with their relationship as well, never sure whether to treat Parul as a sister or a servant. When Parul has a passionate, secret affair with Rahim, a radical Muslim, the careful order the Sens have maintained is thrown into chaos.

Parul must decide where her loyalties lie when Rahim asks her to betray the Sens and endanger a young American man who is staying with them and to whom Mohini is attracted. Parul’s choice will shock the family and determine everyone’s future.

Follow the powerful and emotional story of two young women, Parul and Mohini, as they navigate their complex relationships and the strict societal expectations placed upon them. As tensions rise and secrets are revealed, one woman is faced with a heart-wrenching choice that will determine the fate of those around her. This beautifully written and deeply intimate exploration of love, loyalty, and identity will leave you questioning the norms and expectations placed upon us and the power of our own choices.


Meet Saborna Roychowdhury

In 2004, Saborna’s short story “Bengal Monsoon” appeared in New York Stories magazine and received a Pushcart Prize nomination.
Saborna was born and raised in Kolkata, India, and moved to the U.S. for undergraduate work in chemistry. She lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband and twin daughters. When she is not writing and chasing fictional characters, she is a very earnest Chemistry Instructor at various Community Colleges

A Damsel for the Duke

In the glittering ballrooms of Regency London, whispers of romance swirl amidst the aristocracy as the most coveted bachelor of the ton, Lord Percival Alden Whitworth, prepares to take a bride. Heir to the illustrious dukedom of Whitworth and esteemed friend of the Crown Prince, Lord Percival’s impending nuptials have set high society ablaze with anticipation. But amidst the fervor of matchmaking mamas and ambitious debutantes, a shadow lurks, threatening to shatter the dreams of love and happiness. Amidst the glitz and glamour of the ton, Penelope Hawthorne stands as a stark reminder of one unspeakable truth – a truth that shook the entire aristocratic society. As the Gazette eagerly anticipates the union of Lord Percival and his chosen lady, the question remains: will duty and honor prevail, or will the specter of past indiscretions tear asunder the chance for a true and lasting love? In a world where reputation is everything and secrets lie beneath every silken surface, one duty and one sin may indeed keep apart two souls from their happy ending. Will Lord Percival and his bride-to-be be able to overcome the shadows of their past and find true love, or will society’s expectations tear them apart? Find out in “A Damsel for the Duke,” a captivating tale of love, scandal, and redemption.

Meet Emily Higgs

Emily Higgs is a vibrant voice in the realm of fiction, weaving intricate tales that transport readers to captivating worlds. With a pen dipped in imagination and a mind brimming with creativity, she effortlessly spins narratives that enthrall and enchant.

Orpheus’ Blues

We first meet Jack Stewart on his way back to his apartment in New York City, where he is pursuing a career as a jazz musician. As the novel unfolds, we learn of the difficulties he encounters, of the friendship he develops with George, his roommate—also a jazz musician—and the women he meets in the city. But more importantly, we learn of the very close relationship he has with his mother, who writes to him regularly from Southern Virginia. Through these letters and series of flashbacks, we come to understand Jack’s background, the stifling environment he left behind, and his father’s resentment and disappointment that he did not take up the family business. But it is Hans, proprietor of The Empty Hand, philosopher and benefactor of every artist, who holds the novel together. It is from him that Jack receives those words of wisdom and encouragement so necessary for every artist. At the end of the novel, when Jack believes that he has made sense of it all, everything unravels. It is then that he must travel back to Virginia to face his father, his former friends and his unresolved past.

Meet Carlos Rubio

At the end of the novel, when Jack believes that he has made sense of it all, everything unravels. It is then that he must travel back to Virginia to face his father, his former friends and his unresolved past.

The Munich Girl

Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun.
Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did—that her mother and Hitler’s mistress were friends.

The secret surfaces with a mysterious monogrammed handkerchief, and a man, Hannes Ritter, whose Third Reich family history is entwined with Anna’s.

Plunged into the world of the “ordinary” Munich girl who was her mother’s confidante—and a tyrant’s lover—Anna finds her every belief about right and wrong challenged. With Hannes’s help, she retraces the path of two women who met as teenagers, shared a friendship that spanned the years that Eva Braun was Hitler’s mistress, yet never knew that the men they loved had opposing ambitions.

Eva’s story reveals that she never joined the Nazi party, had Jewish friends, and was credited at the Nuremberg Trials with saving 35,000 Allied lives. As Anna’s journey leads back through the treacherous years in wartime Germany, it uncovers long-buried secrets and unknown reaches of her heart to reveal the enduring power of love in the legacies that always outlast war.


Meet Phyllis Edgerly Ring

Phyllis Edgerly Ring’s novel, The Munich Girl: A Novel of the Legacies
That Outlast War, explores the enduring effects of a woman’s secret
friendship with Hitler’s mistress, Eva Braun. Phyllis is also the author
of the novel, Snow Fence Road, and of the nonfiction works, Life at
First Sight: Finding the Divine in the Details and With Thine Own Eyes:
Why Imitate the Past When We Can Investigate Reality? She studied plant
sciences and ecology, worked as a nurse, taught English to
kindergartners in China, coordinated programs at a Baha’i conference
center, and returns as often as she can to her childhood home of
Germany.

The Sun God’s Heir Return: Rent

17th-century seagoing adventure. Romance and revenge.

After mortally wounding a nobleman’s son, a young French swordmaster is drugged and taken from Bordeaux aboard an English slave ship. As he gathers allies to return home he is joined by the fiery daughter of a Moroccan sheik whose sword skills rival his. Travel with them to Spain, and Morocco, through fire, pirates, and assassins to the conclusion of this award-winning epic adventure.

Rapier sharp pulse pounding action across the warp and weave of the seventeenth century. Sailing ships, pirates, and past lives contend in this first book of an award-winning trilogy.

Read The Sun God’s Heir: Return (Book One) and set sail into a time where love and life were precious and easily taken away. Where the distance to one’s enemies was measured by the length of a rapier’s blade.

Alexandre Dumas meets Horatio Hornblower and The Mummy in this sweeping, swashbuckling tale. ̶ Kirkus Reviews

The Sun God’s Heir: Return, is an epic story, taking you into a time where actions and words ripple from the past into the present and then invade the future. A truly remarkable story. ̶ Readers Favorite

In this epic fantasy, THE SUN GOD’S HEIR by Elliott Baker, readers are offered a unique and compelling story line. Baker’s vivid descriptions and well-drawn characters seem to shimmer with life. ̶ Judge, 25th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.


Meet Elliott Baker