In 1961-62, John Taylor played minor league baseball for the Yankees until they learned he couldn't hit a curve ball. Forced to change uniforms, he spent 1965-66 with the 101st Airborne in Vietnam. In 1971, John donned yet another uniform, and after thirty-one years service, he retired from the Oakland Police Department in 2002. Retirement boredom inspired John to write three published novels, with the last, Only in Berserkeley, published by Black Rose Writing in 2014.
Brian Barlics is a busy Pediatrician in Northern California with a practice that focuses mostly on caring for the poor and under-served children in the region. He has created a series of children's books entitled Fundamentales. The first book of this series, Brady Needs a Nightlight, was awarded a silver medal by the Mom's Choice Awards in the category of best bedtime story. His most recent release, The Perfect Shade of Green, helps children understand their individuality, that being yourself is the best thing you can be.
Most books about domestic violence are written from the victims’ point of view. Her Life is Showing has a unique perspective; the story is seen through the eyes of shelter staff. The life and death drama of domestic violence is the backdrop to their daily struggle. Like her characters, Alice Benson worked in a shelter for many years. She witnessed absolute desolation and emerging miracles, and worked to capture all of it on the page.
Perhaps, in his own small way, Lee Jordan can help a child. One Creepy Street- Annica's Broom is his first published children's picture book. It is a lighthearted look at the consequences involved when a little witch decides to text as she flies her new broom. He wrote this book for his children and your children. Lee hopes that when you read it, it starts a conversation about texting and driving and the dangers involved.
Battle Hymn: Revelations of the Sinister Plan for a New World Order
by John Scura and Dane Phillips
This book presents frightening, but truthful, facts that will shake many of your deepest beliefs to the core. A dark plan, put into place centuries ago, has come to fruition. Consider Battle Hymn your wake-up call... Painstakingly researched through hundreds of sources and interviews, Battle Hymn rips the cover off the invisible government that controls our leaders and soon, our very lives. Composed of just a few... Read more>
Is God Real or Pretend?
written by Jennifer Horsman, illustrated by Julie L. Weaver
Is God Real or Pretend? is the story of young Franklin's engaging and enlightening journey to answer this age old question. Franklin's grandmother, Dr. Wendy Knowles, a professor of astronomy, first provides Franklin with the basic scientific means of determining what is real and what is not and how science distinguishes questions it can answer and those it cannot. Franklin's mission of discovery... Read more>
The Sheriff's Son: Lessons Learned
by Wayne Skarka and Butch Campsey
This true story begins on Valentine's Day, 1961. 14 years old, Claudette Carolyn Covey went missing from Hondo, Texas. On Halloween evening, 1961, Claudette's remains were discovered eight miles from town in a field. She had been shot twice in the head. From the beginning, town folks believed that she was murdered by the corrupt sheriff or his 18-year-old son, whom she was dating. Because of the corrupt sheriff's influence... Read more>
Brady Needs a Nightlight
written by Brian Barlics, illustrated by Gregory B. Jones
Is your child afraid of the dark? Are you having trouble with bedtime? You are not alone! Even those least likely to have a fear of the dark may have a story to share. In this book you will meet Brady, a bat who oddly has a terrible fear of the dark. This poses quite a dilemma for a creature that sleeps in a dark cave and comes out to play at night. Learn how Brady discovers a creative way to solve this problem...with a little help from some friends. Read more>
The Autobiography of Billy the Kid
by Ralph Estes
Everyone knows the saga of Billy the Kid. That story's been told, in an avalanche of books, songs, movies, TV programs. And yet - no one has given Billy's side. Until The Autobiography of Billy the Kid. Oh, there have been many claims that it wasn't Billy whom Pat Garrett shot in Pete Maxwell's darkened bedroom on July 14, 1881. But in fact it was. Billy just didn't die then. With the help of loyal friends he played dead, was "buried" long enough for Garrett to leave, nursed back to health, made his way to Wichita... Read more>
Children of War
by Deana Ruggieri & Tom Nelson
Having endured the wrath of his parents, the child welfare system, homelessness, addiction and numerous incarcerations, Mike Rodriguez knows hell firsthand. Mike’s salvation arrives in the form of a journal and a pen, the means to record the horrors of his lost childhood and to somehow make sense of his place and purpose in the world. In his primitive scrawl, Mike writes not just to save himself but to share his story with young adults in the hope that it will save others like him from a similar fate... Read more>
News From the Rose Vine
"Don Gilleland has set the table with ample food for thought that is worth consuming." – John Terino on America:... http://t.co/AOjzYearqd