The Unstoppable Dream 2: Sailing and Touring Down Under

Join Mark and Helen, who sailed their catamaran, Charabia, from Florida to the Panama Canal, that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, to Australia.

Sail with them as they cruise the Australian east coast from Bundaberg to Sydney, navigating picturesque bays, rivers and harbors. Travel with them as they explore several Australia states and cities from their bucket list.

Follow them as they continue to fulfill their dreams in this second book in The Unstoppable Dream series.


Meet Helen Humphreys

Helen Humphreys, author of The Unstoppable Dream, sailing adventure, grew up in Canada, earning a Bachelor of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. She is a Reiki Master, Shamanic Touch Master, Medium, Clinical Hypnotherapist and sailor. Helen and her husband, Mark, reside in Jacksonville, Florida.

A Game of Extremes: 25 Exceptional Baseball Stories about What Happened on and off the Field

A Game of Extremes: 25 Exceptional Baseball Stories about the Myths and Legend from on and off the Field.

The game of baseball goes far deeper than balls, strikes, and homeruns. Every player has a story, from the roller coaster ride of getting to the major leagues to their play on and off the field. Those stories range from the hysterical to the historic to the heroic.

Famous players like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Ty Cobb can appear larger than life, but they are human. In A Game of Extremes, you’ll find the quirks and the drama from the not-so-obvious side of baseball and grow your love of the game and the characters in the sport.

These 25 incredible short stories talk of triumph and adversity, chaos and comedy. They cover past to present for those stars in the limelight and those underdogs who fly under the radar. It looks at rules that twist the game in funny ways, rarities, and lunacy.

Learn about:

  • An unusual player who demanded 10 Tons of Guacamole and a Samurai Sword be written into his contract.
  • A mythical pitcher who was the inspiration for a movie character and an April Fools joke that duped the nation.
  • The trickster who stole first base, forever leaving his mark on baseball with a new official rule written just for him.
  • Advice for living a long, healthy life from a player who stayed young through a career that spanned five decades before his Hall of Fame induction.
  • The real effects of drugs, drinking, and PEDs on players, including the experience of one pitcher who accidentally pitched an entire game on LSD.
  • A player born on Friday the 13th to later die on April Fools and how he rose against adversity to hold a place in the Hall of Fame.
  • The wisdom of every Yogi in baseball with quotes and stories from the player’s mouths that fill every chapter.

Whether you’re a baseball fanatic or just someone who enjoys the legend and lore of the game, A Game of Extremes won’t disappoint you. It has new twists on old stories and stories you’ve never heard. It is a baseball salad direct from the green fields of Summer. Experience the true spirit of the game, the diversity, richness, and surprises as you turn each page.

To find out what separates these extraordinary baseball stories from the rest and uncover the truth behind some of the game’s most famous and infamous players. Just scroll up and click the “Add to Cart” button to feast on this entertaining experience now.


Meet Roy Lingster

Roy Lingster is a military sports instructor and the author of The Baseball Player’s Guide to Hitting Like a Pro and A Game of Extremes: 25 Exceptional Baseball Stories.

Roy describes baseball as ‘a hobby that got out of hand’, and he’s spent 25 years in the game as both player and coach. The expertise he’s built throughout his career is evident in his writing, and his books provide a rich source of information and advice for baseball players who want to take their game to the next level.

Roy’s knowledge continues to grow and inform his technique and coaching style, and he’s passionate about sharing everything he’s learned with others.

A Little Dog’s Adventures in a Big Dog’s World

Learn how the human-canine connection can be  built and made stronger.

“The  best way to appreciate all we have in life is to always look towards our dogs and cue off of them for finding target odor and the funner things in life.”

Canine Detection is a relative new hobby and sport. This book will explain what it is and, with the use of stroytelling, author Suzanne Catalano writes about her experiences with learning, practicing, and competing in the Canine Performance Sport, Scent/Nose Work. She explains the history behind this new sport, the national organizations that sanction it, what nose work is, what the dogs are searching for, and more. She also gives information about the competitive aspect by sharing her own trial competition experiences.

But it doesn’t stop there. Suzanne also demonstrates how the bond, the human-canine connection, can be built by using as an example the relationship she has with her amazing dog, Winnie.

In this book, you’ll discover:

  • What nose work is
  • How to better understand (and love) dogs
  • A way to form an even stronger relationship
  • The pleasures in life with a happier dog
  • About faith and the personal transformation Suzanne has experienced doing Nose Work.
  • And lot’s more

“Nothing can heal our souls, bring us joy, and help us find our way in life better than the smiling face of a dog and her nose.”

Get A Little Dog’s Adventures in a Big Dog’s World today!


Meet Suzanne J Catalano

Suzanne J Catalano has traveled across the country with her dog, Winnie, learning, practicing and competing in the K9 Performance Sport; Nose Work. In a short time, Suzanne and Winnie have earned many competitive titles and are currently trialing at the Elite and Detective levels.

Suzanne’s stories are now filled with insight and inspiration as she shares what she has learned doing Nose Work. In her book, A Little Dog’s Adventures in a Big Dog’s World, Suzanne demonstrates the remarkably deep connection she now has with her dog and is passing on her philosophy with examples of doing Nose Work Winnie’s way.

Suzanne (D’Ambrogi) Catalano, a Sonoma County, CA native where she lived her whole life, has recently picked up and moved to the Sonoran desert in Tucson, AZ.

“I have been a Redwood Tree all my life. It’s time to be a Saguaro.”—S.Catalano

Finding Resilience: Lessons learned from getting lost in the Borneo jungle

When plans for a rendezvous with local guides went awry, author Steve Camkin, Ph.D., and his trekking partner, Mukhtar Makussara, found themselves in a remote corner of the Borneo jungle with little food, no maps, and no local guides. After making their own way, they emerged 16 days later onto a riverbank where they were able to attract the attention of locals who had been searching for them.

Finding Resilience: Lessons Learned from Getting Lost in the Borneo Jungle describes strategies you can use to:
Analyze a life or business situation you have been thrust into;
Deal with emotional and mental disorientation;
Survive, adapt and thrive in ambiguous situations;
Maintain resilience while dealing with setbacks;
Extract learning from life’s challenges.


Meet Steve Camkin

Steve Camkin is the author of the Amazon International Bestseller High Altitude Leadership: Small steps to get you to the top of big mountains. Steve has led or participated in wilderness expeditions for over 35 years on 7 continents including climbing the “Seven Summits.” For the last 13 years, through his own company, he has acted as an international leadership development coach and consultant in 18 countries. Prior to that held leadership positions inside global high-tech companies. He has served in the Australian and New Zealand Armies, as an Outward Bound Instructor in Australia and the U.S.A. and on Search and Rescue Teams in Australia and The U.S.A. Steve has a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems Design. Having grown up in Australia and New Zealand he now lives in Boise, Idaho where he can be found skiing, mountain biking, hiking or kayaking in his spare time.

COVID Aftermath: Game of Blood: Book One

COVID Aftermath is a post-apocalyptic science fiction thriller series exploring humanity’s future, as the characters face a harsh transmuted COVID pandemic world in which cultural and spiritual value conflicts arise. David Pan, the author, starts the story in his first story Game of Blood at Shanghai where an international cast of characters from North America, Europe, India, and China find a way to survive in this new era. For hard-core tech and history fans, some of the emerging technologies in AI, robotics, communications, and IoT are widely applied, juxtaposed with thousands of years of ancient wisdom and cultural heritage.


Meet David Pan

David Pan is a humanities enthusiast and a technology professional who has traveled extensively in 30 countries, exploring the cultural past, the likely future, and the current challenges facing mankind.

Bug Out Bag Encyclopedia: Emergency, Disaster, Survival Preparedness

What if…you had the power to choose life over death?

Disaster can take many forms including those created by nature and those by man. Will you be a survivor? You can take control and choose life by taking the time now to assemble a Bug Out Bag (also known as a “BOB”) to help you survive when disaster strikes.

The key is to prepare now. When disaster arrives, it’s time to “grab and go.” There may be no time to gather things from around your house. And, it will be difficult or impossible to shop for items that those who failed to prepare are also desperately trying to procure.

This book was written to save you valuable time learning how to put together your survival bag or BOB. Chapters are organized to make it quick and easy for you to find the information you need:

  • General Issues
  • 3 Bags To Help You Survive
  • Short-Term Bag Contents
  • Medium-Term Bag Contents
  • Long-Term Bag Contents
  • Selecting A Bag
  • Short-Term Bag Examples
  • Medium-Term Bag Examples
  • Long-Term Bag Examples
  • Organizing The Items In Your Bag
  • How To Pack Your BOB
  • Choosing Items For Your Bag: Explanation
  • First Aid Items
  • Water Items
  • Fire Items
  • Food Items
  • Shelter Items
  • Sleep Items
  • Hygiene Items
  • Clothes
  • Tools
  • Survival Knives
  • Cordage
  • Navigation Items
  • Communication Items
  • Personal Protection Items
  • Items For Your Pet
  • Extra Items If You Are Escaping By Vehicle

Some of the information covered in this book includes:

  • The concept that 3 BOBs are better than 1 and why you should consider setting up bags to protect you for short-, medium-, and long-term emergencies
  • A list of recommended items to include in each of your 3 bags
  • A detailed list of items organized by survival category (eg, 1st aid, water, fire, shelter, etc) along with the price and weight of each item, why you should include them, and which of the 3 bags they are best suited for.
  • Specific products are presented with examples of economical and more premium alternatives to help people with different budgets.
  • Learn how item selection within specific survival categories differs depending upon the anticipated duration of the disaster (eg, your knife choices will differ for your short- and long-term BOBs.
  • How to organize the survival items inside your BOB for easy access and recognition
  • How your BOB items will differ if you’re on foot versus escaping by automobile
  • Items to include for your pet
  • Reference list for additional information

Once you’ve gone through this book, you’ll be able to create your own personalized list of items within each survival category to put into your 3 customized BOBs. You can use the detailed item descriptions to calculate an estimate of the overall price and weight for each of your BOBs based upon your item selection. You can then add or subtract items from your BOBs to optimize price and weight.

Building a BOB is your insurance similar to having car or medical insurance:

  • You hope you never have to use it
  • It’s too late to get it when an emergency happens
  • And, you’ll be ever so happy you have it when you need it!

Life or death in the face of an emergency? The choice is yours. Empower yourself. Get started now to help ensure your survival.


Meet Joseph Yao

Joseph Yao, M.D. practices orthopedic surgery. He began his medical practice in Orange County, California, and later moved to Arkansas where he remains today.

Dr. Yao’s passion for creating things and bringing them from concept to reality lead to his inventing proprietary nerve protection pads. These pads divert external pressure and vibration away from the median and ulnar nerves of the hand to treat and prevent carpal tunnel syndrome and Guyon’s canal syndrome. He designed and marketed a line of gloves incorporating these patented pads.

His long interest in research and writing include writing 19 book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed orthopedic surgery medical journals. He also wrote a regular medical column for trucking magazines and several newspaper articles on orthopedic topics.

Dr. Yao’s diligence about preparation, spurred partly by his nature and reinforced by his surgical training, prompted his interest in emergency and disaster preparedness. He wrote the book, Bug Out Bag Encyclopedia, to provide others with valuable, comprehensive information to help improve their odds of surviving a disaster while shortening the learning curve. A section of the book is devoted to preparedness for furry, four legged family members.

Animals hold a special place in Dr. Yao’s heart. He is a long-time supporter of the National Wildlife Federation, The Humane Society Of The United States, and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). He particularly loves dogs and especially Shao Shoon, adopted from the Seal Beach Animal Shelter.

Battle Games: Book One

Meet Team Anunna and journey along with them through a season of Battle Games. Get to know the players as individuals and teammates as they train. Enjoy their fast-paced energetic battles with thrilling wins and crushing losses as they strive for the Championship. Learn the history behind the formation of Battle Games and the intricacies of the different battles. A fast-paced blend of romance, fiction, suspense and sci-fi that will leave you wanting more, this book has it all!


Meet T Alex Ratcliffe

I always got sick of stories that tried to preach to me or ruined a perfectly good storyline by shoehorning some pet belief into it. I just want to make good stories that can be enjoyed without others wondering what agenda I may be pushing.

The Foundation Game: Beginning (“The Foundation Game” Series – Book 1)

The Foundation Game. A global web of political and financial deceptive activities concealed under the auspices of a nonprofit, or “third sector” foundation, highlighting the conflicts between the public good and personal quest for wealth and power.

The first book Beginning introduces the characters Margo Maxwell and her nemesis Jonathan Ross in a fast-moving thriller about criminal and unethical behavior involving Silicon Valley players, Interpol, FBI and a US Senator.


Meet Brenda kempster

Born in Liverpool, England, Brenda Kempster immigrated with her family to California when she was a teenager. She received her undergraduate degrees from California State University, Long Beach and her Master’s Degree from the University of San Francisco in Public Administration.

Her career spans the corporate, government and nonprofit sectors. She understands the influence of the “Third Sector” in business and government, and weaves this experience into her suspense thrillers.

Brenda has received recognition from the White House, government, public sector and Fortune 500 companies for her work in coalition building and public policy. She has served on numerous national and international committees and advisory councils as expert in digital literacy policy.
She has lived in Europe, Latin America, and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her family.

The Foundation Game, Transactions

The Foundation Game, Transactions is Book3 in a political and financial “Third Sector” thriller series.
Activities of the Global Trust Foundation collide with past entanglements of the Zenkon Foundation. Margo Maxwell and Jonathan Ross discover that they may have been forced into deeds affecting national security. Transactions involving money laundering implicate pharmaceutical executives and covert operations of the CIA.

Conversations With the Golf God

Every day around the world golfers wonder if the Golf God is real and how much he impacts the game. This book answers many age old questions. Yes, the Golf God is real! He appeared to local golfer Shanks one day, dancing on a bar at The Fleece Muni Golf Course and told Shanks he had been chosen to be his disciple. “Why have I been chosen?” Shanks asked, bewildered. “Because you are the worst putter I have ever seen and to continue to play the game you have to be filled with devotion,” answered the Golf God righteously. 
The Golf God also informed Shanks he had been assigned the task to write the Golf Gods’ legacy. In between beer, cigarettes, and pizza the Golf God told Shanks the real history of golf, explained the fine points of throwing a club, what golf terms really mean, why we play the game, and a few tips about putting, while Shanks shared several stories about real life golfers at the Golf God’s request – the kind who take your hard earned cash and lie about their handicaps. Grab a slice of pizza, have a beer, maybe a smoke, then sit back and feel like you are in the room enjoying the conversations between Shanks and the Golf God!


Meet Robert K. Swisher Jr.

Robert K. Swisher, Jr. has been writing contemporary fiction since 1967. During this time seven of his novels were published by SUNSTONE PRESS ranging from young adult, contemporary, to historical fiction. Seven of these books are still in print of which three have been converted to e-books. He has received raving reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Best Sellers, Midwest Book Review, and numerous others. Over the past several years OPEN TALON PRESS has released a highly acclaimed four book comedy mystery series about a Vietnam vet and his not so nice Guardian Angel, a hilarious golf book, an off center love story, two literary novels, a highly acclaimed reader participation novel and its sequel, and a tongue in cheek writing instructional book based on a course he taught that goes against the grain of what most creative writing instructors hold as dear. Swisher’s novels can be found on Amazon, your local bookstore, Author Central, Facebook, and Goodreads. He can be reached via his Facebook page. At the moment two fiction novels are being edited, he is working on a third, and a contemporary fiction novel,