The Funniest Dad Jokes ever

Welcome to Dad Jokes: Volume 1 A place where the penny regularly drops followed by a light-hearted shake of the head and an accompanying chuckle. They say laughter is the best form of medicine so why not treat yourself, a love one, a friend or someone who just needs some cheering up to this delightful compendium of the ‘Daddiest’ jokes you can find.

Meet Storyology

All That Is Hidden

“All That Is Hidden is a beautiful novel, the kind of book that sweeps you up in its story, makes you fall in love with its characters, and breaks your heart along with theirs.” — Writer’s Digest

Are secrets worth the price they cost to keep?

Ten-year-old Tina Hamilton finds out the hard way.

She always knew her father had a secret. But all of God’s earth to Tina are the streams for fishing, the fields for planting and harvesting–a world snugly enclosed by the blue-misted Smokies. Other than the seasons, nothing ever changed.

Until the summer of 1968.

Tina’s life changes forever. Trouble erupts when northern exploitation threatens her tiny southern Appalachian town.

Some folks blame the trouble on progress, some blame the space race and men meddling with the moon’s cycles, and some blame Tina’s father.

A past he has hidden catches up to him as his secret settles in like an unwelcome guest. The clash of progressive ideas and small town values escalates the collision of a father’s past and present.


Meet Laura DeNooyer-Moore

Laura DeNooyer thrives on creativity and encouraging it in others. She spotlights creatives of all kinds on her blog, Journey To Imagination, and highlights authors and their novels in her Standout Stories blog. A Calvin College graduate, Laura taught middle school and high school for nine years in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and currently teaches writing to home schooled students. Between those two jobs, she and her husband raised four children as she penned her first novel, All That Is Hidden. An award-winning author of heart-warming historical and contemporary fiction, she is president of her American Christian Fiction Writers chapter. When not writing, you’ll find her reading, walking, drinking tea with friends, or taking a road trip. Visit Laura at https://lauradenooyer-author.com or on Facebook, BookBub, and GoodReads.

Without Flaws

Mutant twins separated at birth take you through their thrilling adventure. Can they be a family again? Zach has been trapped in a mutant experimentation facility since he was a child and his father abandoned him there. When he notices that his mom is close to her breaking point, he realizes it’s time to plan a daring escape. A bizarre bond with a strange girl from the outside world might be the key he needs to escape. Zara has the ability to look into the future. One day has a grave vision that scares her beyond comparison, but she can’t remember the vision. Will she be able to connect the dots and save everyone? Or will everything and everyone she has ever cared for be taken away from her?

Meet Diane Asther

Diane Ivy Asther is a 15 year old girl who loves writing and getting lost in her own worlds. Her love of writing started with a writing project in fourth grade. She started working on her debut novel, Without Flaws, when she was thirteen. Diane likes to paint and not only with her words. She spends her free time creating any piece of art. She enjoys dancing, getting carried away by the beautiful music. She loves reading and watching films, which take her on great adventures and spending time with her adorable golden retriever, Stark. Her debut novel Without Flaws is out for sale from 7th July 2021

Dressing Up With Archchi: A Diverse Picture Book about Playtime with Grandma

Enjoy a colourful afternoon of fun and frolic with a spirited youngster as she slays monsters and demonstrates that girls can be whatever they want to be – they only need an active imagination and the love and support of a wonderful grandmother! This charming picture book is about a little Sri Lankan girl who loves playing dress up with her Archchi (grandma in Sinhalese). She selects a colourful sari, decorates her hair, and puts on her (non-toxic) makeup with care. But she is no ordinary Asian Princess. My brother has come to collect me. Monsters and maidens we play. This Princess fights her own battles. She’s not afraid. No way! Illustrated in vibrant colours this also includes three activity pages and a DIY Jigsaw Puzzle! Empowerment and entertainment go hand in hand as you spend an enjoyable evening Dressing Up With Archchi!

Meet Nadishka Aloysius

The Lost Sister

Sophie can read her foster parents’ minds. Her twin brother Jack can’t. Normally, they’d both be reading minds. Being together is all it takes to activate their powers. But the better they know someone, the less they can read, and Jack has had three years with the Westons. Sophie just arrived. Three years in the foster care system have taught Sophie that there’s nothing more dangerous than trust, even though Jack insists that the Westons deserve it. Sophie knows Jack must be blinded by the clean house, the warm food, and the Westons’ two-year-old daughter, who he calls his sister. But the more Sophie listens to their thoughts, the more she realizes the truth. It’s not that the Westons don’t deserve her trust. It’s that she doesn’t deserve theirs.

Meet Kaylie Night

Kaylie Night is a science teacher by day, fantasy writer by night. She loves exploring heartwarming “found family” themes in fiction, and she has a soft spot for adoption and foster care. In her free time, she enjoys reading, singing, playing board games, hiking, and kickboxing.

They Can’t Eat You for Supper

“…dysfunctional family dynamics at their finest.”-Reader review

Kristin Murphy is a nurse who doesn’t like change, but a lavish lifestyle and controlling marriage left her broken.

After she traded the pressures of perfection for her sanity, she’s whole again. Her southern farmhouse can’t compare to the mansion she left, but her young family has peace. Until she’s blindsided.

The fog lifts, and she’s separated from two daughters she swore to protect. An ill child relies on Kristin’s medical skills while luxurious promises lure her teen out of reach. Fighting to remain relevant to them wasn’t something she prepared for, but she’s here now.

It’s a familiar psychological hell. Only this time, the stakes are higher.

Kristin’s greatest struggle remains: Can she return to being the mother she always wanted, or will she give in to a twisted family past she vowed to bury?


Meet Roxanne Remy

Roxanne is a nursing graduate from the University of Virginia who spent most of her career caring for critically ill patients. Her passion for writing started early in life thanks to her mother’s encouragement.

Today, she lives in the Southeastern US with her husband. They enjoy spending time with their three daughters and three dogs.

Friends and Neighbours

Life as a Marie Osmond impersonator living in Stoke can be challenging enough.
But when your best friend has died and your other friends have moved away it can suddenly get a whole lot tougher. Now heartbroken Jenny has a female shaped hole in her life which – despite the presence of many women – won’t go away. Grief has turned her into a first class snob.

Husband Lonny preps the house for climate change and is unable to halt Jenny’s unravelling. Then gorgeous Trudi wafts into the creative writing class and brings some much needed hope.

Feeling that this is the only way out of her depression, Jenny’s intention to befriend Trudi builds to an obsession while facing all manner of setbacks. A motley crew of unsuitable local women is encroaching while lovely Trudi remains elusive. Why is something that used to be so easy, now so hard?.

Mixing serious issues with much hilarity ‘Friends and Neighbours’ is a feel-good story for our times.

“This book made me laugh out loud in many places and shed a tear in others.” – Siobhan Curham, author ‘An American in Paris’ ‘What a totally wonderful heart warming read, loved it’ Goodreads Review 

‘This was a nice, easy chick lit read. It has great characters and is really funny in places even though it is about coping with the death of a loved one. It can be related to on lots of different levels. I liked that it has a sort of hidden message, which is to not judge a book by its cover. I enjoyed it very much’ Goodreads Review


Meet Ruth Torjussen

Ruth Torjussen grew up in Stoke but now lives and works in Brighton as a Shared Lives Carer. She writes scripts and novels across different genres but all cover, in some way, the looming ecological crisis.

Secrets at Silver Pines Inn

Secrets at Silver Pines Inn -  B01HL1LGUS

A secret room. A secret stash. A secret hope.  
Nick likes secrets and he’s good at figuring out puzzles. He’s sure he’ll find a treasure soon, so Grandfather’s inn can stay open, and . . . maybe he and his family could live there too.

He discovers a box with historic old Notes and follows its clues to the cipher-symbols on an ancient sampler. He meets a wonderful coonhound who might become his pal. So far, so good! All he has to do now is explore those ruins in the woods with his new friend, Beckly—and dig out the treasure. But things get scary when the clues lead nowhere, and Mom can’t get well, and someone sets fire to a guest cabin.

Wait! What about the verse he read in one of the Notes: “What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.” Trust God? How does that work, anyway? Maybe he’d better find out. 

[aawp fields=”B01HL1LGUS” value=”button”]

A Life Singular (Volume One, Part One)

A Life Singular (Volume One, Part One) - ASIN B083TLD2Y6

Everyone has a life singular. One…Unique…Extraordinary.

One true Love for Life…One act of fate changes a Life forever…

Jeff Diamond built a life of influence and wealth by making choices for all the right reasons. He lived by the law of reciprocity; a lesson learned on the streets as a teenager with nothing but an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Plagued by the scars of a violent childhood, he created his vision and fought for it. 

And once he no longer needed to fight for himself, he fought for others. Yet when Jeff’s dream girl, Lynn, is taken from him by an act of a jealous misfit from his home town; the millionaire realises how he had succeeded in many ways and many like him were destined to fail?  The secret, he discovers, lay in the pursuit of love and wisdom; life’s two magic ingredients. 

Lynn was gone; his remaining days now only to account for their life together to inspire young people to make his type of choices, and not that of the desperate misfit named García.

Part One of Volume One – an amazing journey of discovery for life’s experiences through this fourteen-part series of love, passion and hope…

[aawp fields=”B083TLD2Y6″ value=”button”]

Life Lessons from Grandpa and His Chicken Coop: A Playful Journey Through Some Serious Sh*t

cover

Love is superior, family is mighty, and we were put here, not for ourselves, but for each other. These are the core values that were passed down to me from my grandfather. Don’t chase the chickens because one day one might just chase you back, beer is more than just a breakfast drink, and do what you want, not what you’re told… these were also some things of value that were passed down to me from Grandpa.

Growing up just down the hill from my grandfather and his chickens taught me more about life than anything that I could’ve learned in school (had I paid attention). Learning how to stand up for myself, to lend a helping hand, to nurture, and protect the things I love, are just a few of the lessons that I learned while crossing that grassy path between his house and mine.

Life Lessons from Grandpa and His Chicken Coop is a book about love, family, youth, maturing, and all the learning that happens in between. It is a powerful, humorous, insightful, playful, and philosophical narrative about perspective and the lessons that I have learned growing up just as ornery as my ornery grandfather and his precious chickens.