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Bartholomew's Visit

Seven-year-old Sam expects a humdrum holiday until the family welcomes a wonderful guest. A story of warmth, family, holiday traditions and the unexpected adventures that fill our lives. From the author and the illustrator of Grandpa’s Bees.

Dragon Symphony

In the Kingdom, Dragons keep the peace under the reign of good King Concord. As his daughter and heir, Princess Allegra, approaches the investiture of her first flight, though, there are forces abroad which will threaten the peace – forces of magic, warfare and court intrigue.

Dragon Sonata

The Battle of the Festival Grounds has been won for King Concord of the Dragon Kingdom, but now the war may be starting afresh. He and his daughter, the Princess and Regent Allegra, set off for a tour of the Kingdom which becomes a frantic race for life and freedom against foes both known and unknown. The Second Book of the Dragon Music Series

Changed Lives

As editor

Changed Lives is a memoir of the experiences of a girl from Newcastle who lived through the British evacuations during World War II. It documents the heartfelt dramas and the daily routines that got her and her companions through such a remarkable experience.

Scars: More Than Skin Deep

As editor

Scars tell the story of our lives, and everyone has at least one. ‘The Scar Lady’, Doctor Jennifer Melancon presents a new book that will help youimprove your scar tissue and change your life, without invasive procedures.

The Ergonomics of Life

As editor

The Ergonomics of Life surprises with deep wisdom at its root and innovative strategies on every page. Offbeat witticisms sneak themselves into each chapter as Gunner’s broad background connects wellness with success in every area of life. Forget rigid notions you have about ergonomics, nutrition, and productivity. The Ergonomics of Life empowers you to live the life you want to lead with balance and finesse, not drudgery and stress.

Letters Home: A Journey into Recovery

As editor

On Easter 2013, Neal Williams was incarcerated for a series of charges stemming from his long-standing substance abuse. He felt that he had bottomed out, caught between heading into darkness forever or finally lifting himself up. The choice he made, to recover his life, has been a difficult and challenging one, helped by a strong network of love and support especially from his father, Rex. Through letters shared between the two men throughout Neal’s confinement, this book documents the struggles and the slow painful steps to start on the road to recovery.

Sip & Run: From Stuck to Significant

As editor

Many people are looking for purpose, meaning, & significance in their lives. Sip & Run is a Well-Paced, inspiring devotional that takes you on a Journey to Discovering & Living your BEST life.

Eve: A Romance

As editor

Set in the Garden of Eden, “Eve” explores the awakening of human knowledge and the first fumbling attempts at emotion. With her trusty snake at her side, the heroine strives to form a better life in Paradise for herself and her mate.

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A YEAR IN ESSAYS: 1/20/22 – Is Time Money?

The adage goes, “Time is Money.” As with many an old saw, this is one of my most pet of peeves. I don’t dispute that time is valuable. It is a non-renewable resource, the only one that all humans have in their personal possession. Time is also an unknowable and...

A YEAR IN ESSAYS: 1/12/22 – Dental Wars

 I am in a continuous battle with my teeth. When I was young, there was a Mankin legend that my teeth were soft because my mother used Erythromycin during pregnancy. Or perhaps it was her smoking. But I will take full responsibility. Most certainly, it was my...

A YEAR IN ESSAYS: 1/8/22 – I Don’t Fry

 I enjoy cooking. I’m not a recipe type of cook. I get an idea in my head, summon the vision before me, and then armed with some basic culinary skills (I do know how to make a roux) and a cabinet full of spices, I produce the meal. Most often it works out with...

A YEAR IN ESSAYS – 1/6/22: Me, the Networker

 In my old medical practice, I had no concept of what Networking was. Granted, I was never the kind of specialist who sat back in his office and waited for the patients to come. Rather, I was in the field, meeting the front-line doctors, teaching and learning...