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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

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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 – 1/1/22

             So, this year, my New Year's challenge is to write a brief essay every day.            Last time I journaled (in handwriting and at bedtime – not the best time to...

A YEAR IN POEMS 10/1/2021

 “Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,Enwrought with golden and silver light,The blue and the dim and the dark clothsOf night and light and the half light,I would spread the cloths under your feet:But I, being poor, have only my dreams;I have spread my dreams...

NOTES FROM AN ISLAND – Aug 22 2021

 It’s my birthday, again. In a time such as this one, I shouldn’t be complacent about it. The passing of years is automatic. It is the compiling of them where the challenge lies. Last year was a ‘big’ birthday, one whose number need not be named. At the beginning...

A YEAR IN POEMS – 8/10/2021

 “Let it be forgotten, as a flower is forgotten,Forgotten as a fire that once was singing gold,Let it be forgotten for ever and ever,Time is a kind friend, he will make us old.” Sara Teasdale, “Let It Be Forgotten” This beautiful but bittersweet poem finds...

A YEAR IN POEMS 6/16/2021

 “Come hither, Child! And rest:This is the end of the day,Behold the weary West! “Sleep rounds with equal zestMan’s toil and children’s play:Come hither, Child! And rest.” Ernest Dowson, “Villanelle of Sunset” My brother’s favorite non-classical poet and by...

A YEAR IN POEMS 6/15/2001

 “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore –While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.‘’Tis some visitor,’ I...