How to Become a Grown-Ass Woman: Modern advice for adulting while making money and smashing the patriarchy

College. Relationships. Career changes, existential dread and the dreaded patriarchy.

In How to Become a Grown-Ass Woman, you’ll get the down-to-earth, honest-to-goodness advice for navigating modern life that you usually only get from really drunk strangers at the bar.

In each easily digestible chapter, you’ll learn several handy tactics for becoming a boss lady, including how to:

Shut down boring diet talk from coworkers
Avoid financial pitfalls and make credit cards your bitch
Survive a break-up and emerge like a phoenix from a grease fire
Overcome the old, clingy wench that is adult loneliness

Meet Cailin Riley

Cailin Riley took her passion for giving unsolicited advice and telling stories and turned it into a career writing self-help books. When she isn’t writing, she likes to troubleshoot why her garden is growing fungus. She currently lives and works in Kansas, with her fiancé, three cats, and one horse.

Paracomicon

This book covers a large range of topics, including but not limited to: depth vs breadth worldbuilding style, the design of natural laws for universes, geographical features, flora and fauna, materials, settings and genres, in-universe art and architecture, relationships between characters and civilizations, cultural traditions, governmental systems, currency and trade, guides on naming various features of a world, constructed languages, and how to receive and handle feedback as a creator. The book contains judicious examples from all types of media, and a chapter showing the results of my worldbuilding in relation to the book’s content. For authorship, explanations are given in the context of a creator looking to build a world of fiction for any medium. It explores how the environments they create can improve their ability to drive a narrative, write compelling plots, and characters that interact with that world. The book is written with an educational slant, and gives a lot of technical information about why things in our world are the way they are, and how best to apply the research you do to inspire new creations.

Meet Shawn Fluhr

I am a traditional and electronic game developer, worldbuilder, and artificial intelligence safety researcher based out of Fort Wayne, IN, US. I develop tabletop roleplaying and wargaming systems for publication. My current works include: Simple Space Ship System, a wargaming system set in a space opera setting; Orros, a superhero themed tabletop roleplaying game; Keygemin, an extensive magic gemstone driven world of sky pirates and monsters; a traditional risk-like board game of the same name with a unique time keeping mechanic; and Yurisuto, a science-fantasy setting with both high tech and high magic. I have been worldbuilding since I was very young and have a preference for both of the high fantasy, and high sci-fi genres. I also produce pen and paper, card, traditional, and electronic games for both fun and profit. The thing I enjoy most about worldbuilding is the small details. Each time I write an article, I get two more things I can detail-build on. My backlog of things to write is endless. I have turned this process into a cornucopia of knowledge about my world’s smallest parts. I also enjoy magic systems and magic system design, putting into place clear rules for the people of my worlds to follow.

Coffee Cups & Wine Glasses, Hilarious Secrets to Heal a Broken Heart & Get Your Life Back!

Discover the One Word that will Change Your Life.

This inspirational collection of ingenious tales that include schemes for getting your life back is woven into a series of hilarious triumphs filled with love, grief, and mischief. High-spirited shenanigans will motivate you to move ahead after a loss, breakup, or divorce. No matter what you’ve been through, every reader (you) will achieve a heightened sense of happiness and a deeper level of confidence than you ever imagined. This book supersedes everything you’ve been told about healing.
Uncover unusual secrets for getting on with your life after a big disappointment or being dumped. You’ll be motivated to revitalize your life in ways you never thought of. Spoiler Alert: You’re going to learn more than how to fake your death and dance naked, with dignity. (You’ll love those chapters.)
Wine glasses raised here.
You’ll not only learn how to tie knots when you’re at the end of your rope, refocus your energy, and outsmart a bear; you will find remarkable ideas to enhance your notoriety before you croak. Begin rejuvenating and basking in self-appreciation and exhilaration. Learn how to get there in one spectacular day!
PLUS: a sure-fire plan for moving forward.
Discover the one true secret to living a meaningful life. You can laugh, you may cry, but you will ultimately be entertained and redirected. You’ll find that you’re not alone.

This Book is Full of

  • Encouragement
  • Enlightenment
  • Recipes
  • Affirmations
  • Life Hacks
  • Travel Flub Fixes
  • Fun facts about potatoes, dogs, cows, turtles, dolphins…
  • Gut-busting inspiration to create happiness all around you
  • Gleeful tactics to escape humiliation, balconies, & boredom


If you enjoyed bestsellers like Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, where she takes her life out of the comfort zone, you’ll love Coffee Cups & Wine Glasses‘ real-life examples of haphazard accomplishments. It’s nothing like the book He’s Just Not That Into You, where Greg Behrendt gives you the courage to walk away. You’re probably already walking. Coffee Cups & Wine Glasses is more like: Dance, Rejoice, Laugh, Live, Excel, and Get Your Life Back – no matter who isn’t into you.

  • It’s a Journal
  • It’s a Vision Board
  • It’s entertaining, comical, and inspiring


You deserve more than an old mattress and day-old coffee. Follow the 10 simple steps to getting over Richard Cranium (AKA Dick Head) and learn to live as if you’re going through Hell. Hint: Keep going.
Coffee Cups & Wine Glasses is the perfect gift for yourself, your girlfriends, and anyone who needs reassurance, a comical boost, a kick in the rear, or a reason to believe how brave, lovable, and magnificently courageous they are.
Be Brave. Scroll to the top and click the “Buy Now” button to find proof that your life can be rewarding and fulfilling!


Meet Debbie Seagle

Debbie Seagle lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia near most of the things she loves: family, friends, dirt, water, and mountain air. She has lived in several countries and all around the USA working as an airshow director, marketing director, operations manager, and Top Secret senior technical writer for some of the world’s unknown oracles.

Debbie authored a Sunday column in the New Orleans Times-Picayune, was a US Embassy newsletter author/editor/publisher, events director, teenage lifeguard, young military wife grocery-bagger for tips, shampoo girl, united airshow grunt (UAG), senior census field manager, and systems trainer to assist in finding bad guys.

When she isn’t hiding at the cabin writing to you, Debbie enjoys being with her family, scuba diving, snow skiing, sailing, gardening, hiking, kayaking, hanging with friends, and good wine in a magnificent wine glass. She once shared a bottle of $1,600 wine with a celebrity. It wasn’t any better than her favorite $28 bottle. That was a life lesson.

She has degrees and certificates for various other obscure vocations, but her lifelong endeavor to become an accomplished juggler has not transpired – yet. Someday she will DOiT.

Random Facts about me (from Debbie Seagle):
1. I’ve jumped out of an airplane 3 times (with a parachute).
2. My Indian name is “Little Whirlwind.”
3. I played the clarinet in the high school concert band.
4. Colonel Sanders touched my boob.
5. Don Hoe grabbed my butt.
6. Bill Clinton winked at me.
7. I had lunch with Nicholas Sparks. He talked to me.
8. I hung out all day with Jeff Foxworthy (once). He signed my sign.
9. Davy Jones & I spent a day at his horse stall. He sang a song to me. My life is complete.
10. I still sometimes twirl a fire baton.
11. I was married to a US Marine and moved 42 times.
12. I’ve been interviewed on TV and radio 72 times.
13. I’ve been to Camp David twice.
14. I planned an international gala ball in the Eiffel Tower.
15. I have 3 sons and 8 grandchildren (so far).
16. I once could do back walkovers on a balance beam.
17. I call my bathroom The Jim. I go to The Jim every morning!
18. I’ve touched 4 US Presidents (I shook their hands, ok?).
19. I’m an expert in fitted-sheet folding.
20. Bananas make my throat itch.
21. I love my truck.

Heartset ~ Expanding Your Heart Consciousness

HEARTSET : Expanding Your Heart Consciousness Do you sometimes feel stuck, blocked and unfree? Do you feel you are “locked down” mentally and emotionally? 95% of the time we are replaying a fixed heart-set. Is it programmed for your well-being and success? Or for your self-destruction and failure? After decades of research, JM Enage discovered a simple but ground breaking idea: the power of heartset. In this insightful book, he shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we use our heart in relation to our mind. People who focus too much on their mind lose touch with what is truly essential in life, preventing themselves from perceiving with clarity, seeing the big picture, and finding meaning in their humanity. Finding harmony between mind and heart is the key – but the heart must lead the way. The fixed negative heartset must be switched to a growth positive heartset. Here, Enage shares the H-E-A-R-T-S-E-T Formula for growth and abundance. It reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can use this paradigm shift to foster successful personal transformation. In this blueprint, Enage offers offers practical tips, exercises and meditations that integrate his ground breaking concepts into practical habit-forming and personal assimilation steps. With the right heartset, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love — expanding their consciousness and your own into a state of beingness, abundance and compassion. Learn how to change your heartset, and change your life for the better.

Meet JM Enage

JM Enage was born in a scenic country of 7000 islands. Coming from a multi-cultural country and a family of eight children, he’s learned to live a life of unity in diversity. He’s had a passion for art, music, sports, and the outdoors since his earliest days. As an Eagle Scout, his love for the outdoors led him into scouting adventures including two World Jamboree Scouting events in Japan and Norway. Creative expression has always been a part of his journey, from designing the cover of his new book to developing and marketing consumer products to art inter-school competitions. His first personal development book “Extraordinary Customer Service” earned the “Go The Extra Mile” award in Toronto and the “Entering New Markets” in London. His latest book “Heartset: Expanding your Heart Consciousness” is born out of his quest for integrating personal development programs with inspiring stories that expand, grow, and unify the mind and heart. He’s an evangelist for intuitive and heart-centered living, health & wellness and is a coach-teacher for meditation, reiki and healing. He is a certified KRI Kundalini Yoga Teacher. Bridging science and spirituality has become the focus of his studies and research projects.

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.”

Plague Diaries: a Covid Chronicle

This journal begins with a Russian-American-Canadian workaholic trying to keep his artsy and immuno-compromise girlfriend safe from covid in rural Ontario in March 2020. Things get a whole lot weirder after that. This book is a chronicle of one man’s quest to stay away from covid, to find vaccines, and – hopefully – maintain his sanity as the world falls apart. Part personal journal, part time capsule, each of the 406 days has a small personal update and a link to that day’s strangest news, be it political or covid-related. Mundanity and boredom are mixed with global horror as the virus spreads… Relive the events of that turbulent year with this book: the stranded cruise ships, the sourdough starter mania, the summer riots, the week-long uncertainty as Trump caught covid, the longest election of our lifetime, the long-awaited vaccine news, the January coup attempt, the GameStop saga, and much, much more. Along the way, there are road trips, abandoned mine exploration, a quest to become a Canadian, a love affair with an Instapot, a pursuit of financial independence and early retirement, and lots more.

Meet Grigory Lukin

Hi there! I’m just your average nomadic Russian-American-Canadian misadventurer. :) I enjoy writing non-fiction Kindle books, and my pandemic journal eventually grew long (and, I hope, interesting) enough to become a book all of its own. Please check out my blog if you’d like to learn more about me and my Quebecois adventures.

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.

Happiness Factory: Deal With The New World With A Winning Attitude

Are you wondering how to defeat day-to-day anxiety, failure, anger, and discouragement? Author Nafeez Imtiaz shares specific strategies for coping with the life it throws at you. Learn to allow healthy living principles to determine your self-worth. This book inspires readers to live life to the fullest. It will bridge the gap between people of various backgrounds, helping them embrace the joy of living. When our brain is happy, it has the power to change everything. We can achieve more of what we want in our careers and relationships. The secret of happiness is at our fingertips. This book brings hope to an uncertain world. Author Nafeez Imtiaz combines the talents of compelling narrative nonfiction with cogent discussion on what one can do to combat despair and find joy. The author also shares how rewiring our brain for happiness helps us achieve more in work and life. It teaches us to use mindfulness meditation to increase our positivity and find a lasting sense of fulfillment.

Meet Nafeez Imtiaz

Nafeez Imtiaz is an author and mentor beloved for his down-to-earth style and highly effective systems. Focused solely on helping people from all walks of life reshape their vision. His purpose in life is to help you achieve your dreams. He is a great mentor and trainer who has around 50,000+ student bases across the globe. Nafeez delivers proven messages of possibility, opportunity and action. His endearing and charismatic style captures audiences’ hearts as well as their attention in person. He is a seasoned leader and life coach with over 16 years’ expertise in business strategy formulation and execution, leading to new initiatives, business development, process improvement, and a growth in revenue streams and profits. A strong understanding of, and solid track record in negotiating business opportunities with clients across sectors, especially in marketing and sales.

Choosing Fulfillment Is Scary AF: Get Unstuck and Change the Life You Have into the Life You Want

Your life doesn’t look like you thought it would, and now you don’t know what to do to change it. It’s easy to get stuck in the suck because it’s the suck you know. You get used to the life you have, even if it’s not the life you want. You stay in that crappy relationship, you stay broke, or you stay unhappy because you’re afraid of what could happen if you had the courage to change your world. When you feel stuck, it is up to you to choose to change. Sara Stepa realized that, to start living the life she wanted, she needed to make her own change, so she took a risk and quit her job in the middle of the global pandemic. Now, in “Choosing Fulfillment Is Scary AF,” Sara shares her 7-step framework to help you make the decision to change your life easier. “Choosing Fulfillment Is Scary AF” will help you: – Trust yourself so you can make the best decision for you, – Navigate the emotions that make big changes feel impossible, and – Start living the life you want. Life is too short to live your life for everyone around you. It’s time to start choosing you.

Meet Sara Stepa

Sara Stepa is a writer, coach, and personal development nerd living in Calgary, AB. Through her social media presence, personal blog, and 1:1 coaching, she guides others to courageously seek lives they desire. To work with Sara or sign up for her blog, visit www.theattitudeisgratitude.ca.

The Night the Bridge Collapsed

A True Story This non-fiction novella relates the story of what happened to the Spokane Street Bridge in Post Falls, Idaho in 1971. All proceeds are donated to the local museum.

Meet N. A. Nation

I’m retired and love writing about fiction. This story affected me as I grew and lived in this town. As a result I now write nonfiction occurring in my life. This is one of them.