Roberto Moulun, M.D., (1924-2013) was a master storyteller who became a prizewinning author for his magical realism in the style of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. His novella "The Iguana Speaks ... Read full author bio >
"Imaginative storytelling with real literary depth."
Johnny Townsend earned an MFA in Fiction Writing from Louisiana State University. He has published stories and essays in Newsday, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Progressive, The ... Read full author bio >
"an irreverent, honest look at life outside the mainstream Mormon Church....Throughout his musings on sin and forgiveness, Townsend beautifully demonstrates his characters' internal, perhaps irreconcilable struggles....Rather than anger and disdain, he offers an honest portrayal of people searching for meaning and community in their lives, regardless of their life choices or secrets."
C. Scoushe Rosa is a retired New York City teacher who has always had an interest in storytelling that started from listening to her relatives' entertaining Puerto Rican folktales or ... Read full author bio >
David Hoban, MD is a retired psychiatrist who lives with his wife Evelyn in Santa Cruz, California and Cinque Terre, Italy. Having practiced psychiatry in settings ranging from prisons to ... Read full author bio >
"The long generously full collection of odds and ends is designed to challenge assumptions and undercut rote thinking...
Hoban recounts many stories from his years as a prison psychiatrist and includes accounts of the things inmates typically say and think. But the range of his vignettes extends a good deal beyond...
Themes are expounded upon then seemingly disappear and crop back up with studied regularity; the coherence to these bagatelles is belied by their randomness...
the muscular compression of Hoban’s thinking is rewarding rather than frustrating, as when he draws on his employment history for metaphors: “Epoch to epoch, we continue to be in a prison where we fixate on bars of our own making while failing to see what lies beyond them.” The result is a book virtually guaranteed to have something to interest almost every reader."
Michael Justin Lee is the author of the Young Adult historical fiction novel, “Fighting for Freedom and General Washington” and the editor of the historical anthologies, “Heroes of American Freedom ... Read full author bio >
"Filled with action, glory and patriotism…Brimming with excitement while effectively teaching history...this book will undoubtedly appeal to young readers. Lee has a real talent for capturing the young mind...Swashbuckling tales for young readers that could bring smiles for older readers, too."
Steve Ward's passion to encourage others facing life-threatening or life-altering challenges was driven by his personal experience with cancer and subsequent heart attack to become an appreciative survivor. Steve ... Read full author bio >
"The book is quite remarkable for its inclusivity"
Prize-winning American poet, novelist, humorous memoirist, playwright, award-winning humorous speaker, author and philosopher Marvin Richard Montney’s The Seeker Is The Sought: Poems of Lovers’ Joys, Lovers’ Empowerments: Poems 1970-2010 ... Read full author bio >
"visionary poet Montney .... ... a great writer.... A great read for lovers, lovers of poetry and those with an interest in philosophy."
Daniela Bayer was born in the Czech Republic and graduated from a university in Prague. With a business degree from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts, successful career with Fortune 500 ... Read full author bio >
Michelle Bitting grew up near the Pacific Ocean and has work published or forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, Narrative, Nimrod, Rattle, River Styx, Silk Road, Crab Orchard ... Read full author bio >
"Bitting proves herself a sister poet to Anne Sexton, Sharon Olds and Sheryl St. Germain."
R.J. Fontinel-Gibran writes powerfully, passionate poetry, often times inspired by actual experience. The Great Niece of Kahlil Gibran, R.J. has a great passion that seems to transmit through ... Read full author bio >
Born in the near-north side of Chicago, IL, in 1945. Currently residing in Grand Rapids, MI with Joni, my wife of 46 years. BA and MA in English from Michigan ... Read full author bio >
"Short story writer Jung, here anthologized for the second time, circles themes of loss, regret and bereavement . . . in idiosyncratic prose, which includes rich imagery delivered . . . in run-on sentences and interior monologues that read like poetry.
Those seeking CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL homilies or tidy endings -- or standard English usage and grammar -- should look elsewhere, as author Jung explores depths of inner pain."
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