Jane Sweetland, a former dean and associate vice-president at California State University Channel Islands, has collected over the years a veritable bouquet of degrees: a BA in American Studies, teaching ... Read full author bio >
"A deft, engaging history of two young soldiers’ brief lives."
Born with grit and gumption, Paula Viale embraced life as a severely disabled child growing up in a not-so-enlightened small town of the fifties. "Polio, the A-Bomb and Me" chronicles ... Read full author bio >
"A surprisingly uplifting and moving depiction of courage in the face of a physically challenging childhood."
Tracey Brame matriculated at the United States Military Academy and graduated with the class of 1992 with a degree in International Relations. She was president of the Speech and Debate ... Read full author bio >
"A PTSD sufferer and distinguished West Point graduate grapples with the machinations of the Ku Klux Klan...A dark, chilling, yet memorable portrait of sheer personal strength, resilience, and perseverance in the face of adversity."
Dan “Tito” Davis grew up in a family of seven in South Dakota. After years of dealing drugs; time spent in prison; two marriages and a whole lot of living ... Read full author bio >
"This memoir is written with an intense, electrifying energy; for example, when Davis is finally caught by authorities in Venezuela, he says, “I had sworn early on that the only way I would return to America was with pennies on my eyes or in handcuffs.”"
Robert Traynham Coles is a native of Buffalo, New York, who was born on August 24, 1929. Robert was one of four sons born to George Edward and Helena Vesta ... Read full author bio >
"A beautifully crafted debut memoir about an award-winning African-American architect who broke through societal barriers and helped others do the same . . . A multifaceted life story that will enthrall architecture and history buffs as well as scholars . . . this informative page-turner is suitable for both in-depth
analysis or an afternoon browsing."
Diana J. Meyer is a secretary, author, and aspiring novelist with a meticulous background in editing and proofreading. She has been a bookkeeper for the family construction company for more ... Read full author bio >
"Debut author Meyer became a champion of parents' rights after her toddler son Chad Green was diagnosed with leukemia in 1977."
Shirley Greenwood Jones recently retired after 25 years as an academic, teaching Communication and Writing in colleges and universities in three states.
She is now experiencing what she calls “Act ... Read full author bio >
"[The book] doubles as a memoir and a critique of the modern American academy. Greenwood Jones finally found a tenure-track job in California—she spent some years marooned in Pennsylvania, apart from her family—and spent the last 20 years teaching there, in a peculiar state of professional fulfillment and estrangement. Her prose is refreshingly anecdotal, avoiding the turbid vernacular of collegiate communication. The uniqueness of Greenwood Jones’ place in campus culture (she’s a self-professed Mormon Democrat) permits the perch of both the insider and outsider, and the result is a remembrance brimming with common sense, and even wisdom."
Growing up, Clinton Galloway and his family always felt it part of their responsibility to help the less fortunate in their community. After getting his CPA license, he moved from ... Read full author bio >
"Part true-life noir replete with threatening power brokers and sleazy backroom deal-making, part populist courtroom drama with pointed allegations of judicial bias, Galloway’s memoir is an absorbing insider’s take on the sort of cable TV franchise controversy that has erupted in many cities."
Michelle spent her early childhood years living in the suburb of Redcliffe near the domestic airport in Perth Western Australia. At age nine Michelle her parents and three sisters moved ... Read full author bio >
"A heart-rending story of the triumph of spirit over circumstance."
Scott Depalma has a BA in Journalism and a MFA in Design. He has worked more than 20 years in the consumer magazine industry. Grandson of a Ghost is his ... Read full author bio >
"Depalma’s prose remains polished throughout, and although the story isn’t always a very sunny tale, its themes of freedom, self-discovery, independence, forgiveness, and resolution lift it to a satisfying place that readers are likely to appreciate. An often poignant and resonant rumination on the enduring effects of abuse and what it takes to overcome, survive, live, and love again."
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