Tomorrow is Mother’s Holiday Extravaganza

From Book 1: Celebrate mothers and kids who are in tough situations and fight to stay together to the end! Set in the “Windy City”, Chicago, this family is determined to stay afloat even though to do it they must go the extra mile: a warped gameshow Q&A of the US presidents, Native-American Heroes and much more!

Single mother, Sheen, has only $50 to her name. After learning about an impending Government investigation against her, she takes her 12-year-old son, Tey, and her 8-year-old son, Jamal, out for some holiday fun in Downtown Chicago; only to find themselves lost on the Elevated Commuter Train. Before their first stop, Sheen finds a flyer for an event with free food and housing on the floor of the train. Soon after she reads about it, the train begins to shake . They watch their car separates, slide off the rail and crashe to the ground. This leaves them no choice. They get off the still relatively stable train and find Vinn’s Place. Vinn, the owner, is a man from Naples who creates phones using more than solar panels, located farther up then 30 floors overlooking beautiful, Lake Michigan. But all is not okay in their special world when Sheen, Tey and Jamal realize they might have gone too far.
While finding their way, they must contend with a city they soon no longer recognize. Together they face their worst economic crisis and the boys remember their absent father, who left the country to avoid deportation, not so long ago.

Meet Finestra Greene

Finestra Greene is an author who writes about characters who live and experience family life with or without the money they need in Chicago and all the excitement this brings. Even still, each character has a few things to say about their own life in this situation.
This book is written for Mother’s everywhere and kids workbook style with pencil sketches readers can submit to on her author page. This book is always under revision just like her characters who struggle in a children’s survival story, like the real children outside around us everyday.

Flavour with Benefits: France

Would you love to escape on a romantic journey? Your ticket is between the covers of the stunning Flavour with Benefits: France.Discover the world’s most popular travel destination:• Experience breathtaking France with over 100 original photographs.• Sail by limestone cliffs on a warm Mediterranean current.• Descend a glowing staircase to a wine cave filled with millions of bottles of champagne.Learn about women who changed the world• The Grande Dame of Champagne who couldn’t vote yet built an empire.• La mère (the mother) Brazier whose restaurants set new culinary standards.Food that doesn’t compromise flavour or health• Enjoy 50+ inspired recipes accompanied by stunning photographs.• Learn about food as medicine and a five-year-old girl.• Crave a dessert that reimagines: I’ll have what she’s having!Flavour with Benefits: France will inspire you to plan the trip of your dreams and indulge inflavours that deliver a pleasant surprise.Co-authors, Cathy Connally and Charley Best, are obsessed with developing new approaches toiconic flavours served with a side-dish of travel. Flavour with Benefits: France is the first bookin the series.


Meet Cathy Connally & Charley Best

Cathy Connally and Charley Best are world travelers who are obsessed with beautiful photography and are experts in maximizing flavour and health in their unique recipes. Take this journey with them to France and see some amazing sights, experience some beautiful food and meet some amazing women.

The Family Farm

After Beth graduates from college she decides to take the summer off and visit the family farm. A relaxing summer is what she thought would happen. After years it has changed, she meets new people and sees familiar faces. Her summer stay would reveal a family secret and a death that would change her life, a new romance and a neighbor out to get her. Will she find true love? Will she stay at the farm? Previously published as The Family Farm on Kindle Vella.

Meet Delia Coffey

Delia loves to create smaller stories that can be read in a few days, an afternoon off or relaxing anytime. She grew up in Missouri and spent 10 years on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She loves to travel and lives in the country.

Amidst the Stones of Celtic Ireland

Abby and Mark want the freedom to explore their new relationship away from the watchful eyes of family and neighbors. He is fascinated by lighthouses and she is drawn to ancient Celtic stone circles. They embark on a road trip around the coast of Southwest Ireland that takes them into mystical and magical experiences far beyond their planned itinerary. Messages from Abby’s past, even perhaps past lives, greet them as they visit stone circles, ancient Celtic church ruins and ponder the role of the Mother/Divine Feminine in ancient religion, local myth and history, and early Christianity.

Meet Jeanne Crane

Sharing Celtic Spirituality and Celtic Wisdom through writing blogs and books what I love to do. I also enjoy sharing Celtic teachings through speaking engagements including festivals and book clubs. My first trip to Ireland was as a teenager. I immediately felt a deep connection to my Celtic roots. But it was on a much later trip that I was introduced to the ancient sites, the dolmens, stone circles and beehive structures that have captivated me. These thin places stir me beyond any cathedral, temple or sacred site I have ever visited. Each trip I take to Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall or the Isle of Mann deeps my connection to the mystery and wonder of our amazing Universe.

Travel Adventures for the Young at Heart

When Al and Sunny Lockwood signed up for a 12-day Mediterranean cruise, little did they know that the trip would morph into 42 days of fascinating travel filled with old world wonder, colorful characters, and just plain fun. The three travel memoirs in this box set document the entire exciting journey in dazzling detail. Join Al and Sunny as they travel by foot, cruise ship, and train through seven famous cities in five European countries. You’ll be awed by gigantic cathedrals or swept away by romantic canals. Enjoy the enchantment of off-the-tourist-track neighborhoods. Indulge in mouthwatering cuisine, renowned museums, quaint hotels and magical moments that will warm your heart. Travel Adventures for the Young at Heart will take you on the journey of a lifetime.

Meet Al & Sunny Lockwood

Al and Sunny Lockwood met years after college and careers. They spent much of their time exploring California, Al with his camera and Sunny with her notebook and pen. But a serious car wreck changed their lives. In 2012, while they waited at a red light, a driver paying more attention to her phone than her driving, slammed into them at 60 miles per hour. The collision totaled both cars and filled the Lockwood’s summer with doctor appointments, pharmacy visits, and endless wrangling with insurance companies. The wreck also woke them up to the reality that life is fragile and there’s no guarantee you’ll have it for long. “We decided to stop putting off our travel dreams for some day in the future,” Sunny says. “We’ve made ‘someday’ today.” Their first dream cruise was through the Panama Canal. They loved the trip so much, they wrote a book about it: Cruising Panama’s Canal, savoring 5,000 nautical miles and 500,000 decadent calories. The book was a finalist in the 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards. Then Al and Sunny visited Amsterdam and cruised the Mediterranean, stopping at Venice, Athens, Istanbul, and various Greek islands. After their cruise, they took the train from Venice to Florence, and a few days later they took another train from Florence to Rome. From Rome they went to Barcelona. They wrote books about each segment of their fascinating trip. Those three books comprise this box-set and describe their adventures (and mis-adventures) in dazzling detail. “We write to encourage people to make their travel dreams come true,” Sunny says. “We want our readers to know that travel enhances health and enriches life. So step out of your everyday routine for a week or two and take a chance on adventure and fun.”

This is China – Misadventures in the Middle Kingdom Part 1: The North

Since leaving his job in the UK, journalist Alex Coverdale has spent over a decade working as an English teacher in China. During that time he has travelled the length and breadth of the country, seeing things he never thought he would see and doing things he never thought he would do, from digging for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert to eating snakes in Hunan Province, along the way finding himself in a series of awkward, often hilarious situations. This is his story.

Meet Alex Coverdale

Alex Coverdale is a London-based journalist, editor and dark fiction writer. When he writes about Asia he uses a pseudonym, rather than his real name, to protect the guilty as well as the innocent. And also because he doesn’t want his friends and family to know what he really gets up to when he travels.

My Love Affair with Manhattan (Vignettes of a Life in the City)

The very concept of New York City conjures up a wealth of emotions in many people. For writer Joanie Strulowitz, it has always been a place of magic: an enticing playground, a cascade of art, a wonderland of fascinating characters, a youth serum to keep her feeling forever young.

Believing herself to be a New Yorker who just happened to be born in Iowa, Strulowitz felt the tantalizing call of Manhattan from the time she was four, and eventually made her home there. In this love song to the City, she pays adoring tribute to the essence of Manhattan from its intense pace and the pounding excitement in the air to the funky charm and even the glittering pavement that provides a stage on which it all unfolds.

The City is her laboratory, her art studio, and the extraordinary inspiration for this collection of captivating vignettes. In each short but sublime piece, Strulowitz evokes the luminous ambiance that has lured artists and adventure seekers to the island metropolis for generations: enthralling chance encounters, the slightly terrifying exhilaration of first subway rides, the soothing clink of silverware in a favorite sidewalk cafe, the urge to break into song when discovering a perfect little boutique.

Anyone who has lived in New York City, played tourist there, or just dreamed of paying a visit will find something to love in this transcendent appreciation of the jewel-encrusted celebration of life and art that is Manhattan.


Meet Joanie Strulowitz

ALTHOUGH JOANIE STRULOWITZ is seasoned in numerous aspects of the arts and business, writing has always been her baby. While raising her two daughters in Iowa, she joined the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Years later, after finding her first apartment in Los Angeles, she discovered that–magnetically–the SCBWI offices were two blocks from her front door.
Originally from Iowa and later Chicago, Strulowitz moved to New York because, as she explains in My Love Affair with Manhattan (Vignettes of a Life in the City), “My soul has always lived there, and my body needs to catch up.”
With a memory that is largely emotive, she recalls almost every square inch of how she felt growing up. As an observer who always thought something was wrong with her because she didn’t fit in, she discovered that writing books, and being involved with all of the arts, help to make sense of life.
Now she seeks to be the voice she searched for, so the lessons she learned can help others to find the gifts in their differences–and to believe in themselves and their dreams.
Today you can find her (and her black turtleneck) in Los Angeles, writing a chapter on her grocery bag while walking home, or completing her YA fantasy novel during Pilates sessions.

Snapshots of Ireland Volume 2 Travels in Kerry

The Irish jaunting car gave horse-drawn rides through its famous Ring of Kerry long before the invention of automobiles. Buses, then luxury tour coaches followed. Now, Dingle has also become a destination of choice to thousands more. The third Kerry peninsula, Beara, is its hidden gem. All are part of the Wild Atlantic Way, the branding term for the magnificent coast line of western Ireland. Each is spectacular. Kerry has beautiful mountains, with picturesque manors and castles on the bluest of lakes tucked between; coastal vistas from dolphins of Dingle Bay to the monastic ruins on rocky Skellig Islands; and charming towns offering festivals, music and sport. I first visited Kerry in 1971 with my parents, traveling around the Ring of Kerry in early June when the wild rhododendrons blazed against the old stone walls along both sides of the road. Even back then, stone walls were being torn down to widen the road for tour buses. It is heart-breaking to think of what has been lost. Fortunately, some brakes have been exercised so that once the traveler is beyond the Killarney Lakes area, the charm of small villages, and a Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking/old ways) area can still be found.

Meet Jeanne Crane

Sharing Celtic Spirituality and Celtic Wisdom through writing blogs and books what I love to do. I also enjoy sharing Celtic teachings through speaking engagements including festivals and book clubs. My first trip to Ireland was as a teenager. I immediately felt a deep connection to my Celtic roots. But it was on a much later trip that I was introduced to the ancient sites, the dolmens, stone circles and beehive structures that have captivated me. These thin places stir me beyond any cathedral, temple or sacred site I have ever visited. Each trip I take to Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall or the Isle of Mann deeps my connection to the mystery and wonder of our amazing Universe.

Cruising from Boston to Montreal

Discover historic wonders and modern delights guaranteed to enlarge your heart and expand your understanding of Canada and its people.

Veteran travelers Al and Sunny Lockwood share their adventures and misadventures on this scintillating cruise of exploration.

Join them for an unforgettable journey through part of the largest country in the Western Hemisphere.

In “Cruising from Boston to Montreal” readers will:

– attend a rousing baseball game at Boston’s Fenway Park

– Learn Alexander Graham Bell’s involvement with Canada’s first airplane flight.

– Visit the Prince Edward Island farm that was the setting for the Anne of Green Gables books.

– Discover how lobster graduated from barnyard feed to gourmet fare.

– Sail Canada’s greatest waterway, the mighty Saint Lawrence River.

– View breath-taking cathedrals and romantic lighthouses.

– Discover Halifax’s heart-breaking connection with the Titanic tragedy.

– and much more.

This travel memoir will introduce you to the fascinating heroes, stunning beauty and staggering tragedies that have helped shape Canada’s Maritimes, Quebec City, and Montreal.

The first-person descriptions read with the drama of fiction and the excitement of journal writing….” – Midwest Book Review


Meet Al & Sunny Lockwood

Al and Sunny Lockwood have traveled by foot, car, rail, air and cruise ship. They’ve camped in national parks, photographed springtime flowers in Death Valley and wintry surf along the rugged beaches of Northern California.

They’ve ridden Scotland’s Falkirk Wheel, Norway’s Flam Railway, and Ushuaia’s train at the end of the world.

They’ve photographed Gibraltar’s Barbary apes and Gentoo Penguins frolicking in the surf on Falkland Island beaches.

Everywhere they go, they capture unforgettable moments with their cameras and notebooks, moments to share with their readers. Their award-winning work has been published in magazines and newspapers.

“We write to encourage others to travel, to take a break from their ordinary routine and discover the many rewards of traveling with your eyes wide open,” Sunny said.

Al added, “We also write to share the wonder of our own travels. To help you feel what it’s like to be on a cruise ship, or wandering the back alleys of Venice, Italy. We hope our books give readers a real sense of our travel adventures.”

STAR TREK NATION : An Englishman’s view of America

Professor Lyndon N. Smith’s first book Why You Can’t Catch a Rocket to Mars was a light-hearted foray into the future, which went to #1 bestseller in all the Amazon categories it was listed under and received almost exclusively 5-star reviews. Now, having given us a whirlwind tour of science and technology, in this new book he focuses his attention squarely on the New World. Star Trek Nation: An Englishman’s view of America is a desultory and humorous telling-off of Americans that will be engrossing for you if you experienced, or have interest in, the TV, music, and/or atmosphere of the 1960s and 70s. The model the Professor uses for understanding Yanks is Star Trek and the lens through which he views them is Sherlock Holmes’ magnifying glass. So, if you have any interest in these legends of Anglo-American popular culture, you must read this book to fully appreciate how the reserved folks in the Old Country view the loud dudes one finds stateside, and vice versa. To cut a long story short, the Prof’s conclusion is that we in Olde England love you and we need you! (As I’m sure Ozzy Osbourne once said.) Even so, like most Brits, the Professor is not shy of tackling such important questions as: why do Yanks drive on the right (i.e. wrong) side of the road, what have they got against (hot) tea, and when are they going to get smart (as Trump would say), and adopt The Queen as their head of state? To get the answers, read on…

Meet Prof. Lyndon N. Smith

Lyndon N. Smith has a strong interest in science and technology, and a particular fascination with developments in physics and engineering that can have potentially revolutionary effects on the way we live. He feels that scientific and technological developments of recent decades have been less dramatic than was expected, say, seventy years ago and that an investigation into why this is the case and what we can do about it is well overdue. His background includes degrees in physics, robotics and engineering, as well as 26 years of research experience in the UK (and USA), which has resulted in 180 technical papers, two books and the supervision of 20 PhDs. As well as being a professor at a major UK university, he is also something of a bibliophile; but has had a long-standing concern about the lack of accessibility of many science and technology related publications, in terms of the associated difficulties with public engagement with science, as well as reducing the likelihood of science having a strong and beneficial impact on society. He believes that one way to increase the accessibility of science is to employ an informal style, and to make liberal use of quotations and allusions to well-known figures from popular culture. This is what he has aimed to do with his new book. His intention is to make you wonder why we don’t hear more about how modern technologies can revolutionise our lives. He believes we need to spend more time and effort on looking to the future rather than agonising over the past. And he uses discussion of people and events from the past, as well as various predictions of the possible future, to throw light on the situation for science and technology, and what developments we might expect going forward. Lyndon lives in Central Somerset, with his wife and son.