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Deborah Henry attended American College in Paris and graduated cum laude from Boston University with a minor in French language and literature. She received her ... Read full author bio >
Chris Mendius grew up in Naperville, Illinois. He earned a BSME from University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and an MBA from University of Chicago. After college, he moved to Chicago ... Read full author bio >
"A superb tale of the druggie lifestyle, by a writer with talent to burn."
Melina Sempill Watts' writing has appeared in "Sierra Magazine," "the New York Times motherlode blog," "Earth Island Journal" and "Sunset Magazine," in local environmental venues such as "Urban Coast: Journal ... Read full author bio >
"Far from cute, this book takes a serious look at the value of love, the impossibility of permanence, and the ways in which humans leave the world."
Steven Stosny, Ph.D., is the founder of CompassionPower. This is the first novel of a well-known psychotherapist and author of psychology books for the general public and popular blogger ... Read full author bio >
"The story gets gloomier and more harrowing in the final act, but narrator Henry One provides slivers of light throughout with a cynical but earnest voice: “Reality is a lot harder than I imagined.” Stosny’s typically dry descriptions provide a counterpoint to the plot’s somber content, like simply noting a children’s toothpaste commercial that follows a TV report on child sex-trafficking victims. The lead’s dual personality gives readers two absorbing characters, regardless of who can or can’t see them."
Vahan Zanoyan is a writer, traveler, global energy expert, retired executive, and anti-trafficking advocate.
Zanoyan has served as global energy consultant to numerous international and national oil companies, banks, and ... Read full author bio >
"...the story is relentlessly paced and brimming with historical insight."
Rita Welty Bourke has published over forty works of fiction and nonfiction in literary magazines including the NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, CIMARRON REVIEW, LOUISIANA LITERATURE, SHENANDOAH, WITNESS, and the BLACK WARRIOR ... Read full author bio >
"Bourke moves Kylie through her interesting careers with skill, maintaining reader interest and allowing her character to grow and develop through her widely varied experiences with animals. As a vet, Kylie articulates the particular pain of a caring medical professional treating creatures who are under the control of owners who may not value their lives or feelings very highly."
Karmak Bagisbayev was born in the Soviet Union. He graduated from Novosibirsk State University and currently holds PhD in Physics and Mathematics. Throughout his life, Karmak travelled and worked across ... Read full author bio >
"A writer tries to answer all of life’s mysteries by having a Socratic dialogue with God in this debut philosophical work. As translated from the original Russian by Joanna Dobson, the conversations between God and the protagonist rely heavily on wordplay, engaging rhetorical strategies, and a dry sense of humor that helps to ground the lofty subject matter. This ambitious book’s unique structure offers some unusual, intriguing moments."
Denny Goetz, for most of his life a resident of Manhattan, considers his appreciation of the foibles and idiosyncracies of his fellow citizens to be a trait that helped him ... Read full author bio >
"The Catholic Church and sex scandals are hardly an original topic for barbs, but Goetz's satirical novel - comprising interior monologues, letters, diary entries, and direct entreaties to God by Father Flanagan - is a funny, fresh take on organized religion."
Amy Rivers was born and raised in southern New Mexico and currently resides in Colorado with her husband and kids. She has a Master's degree with concentrations in Psychology ... Read full author bio >
As a novelist and screenwriter C C Canning (Chris) draws on an early career that spanned advertising and journalism, corporate finance and the making of award winning wines, in a ... Read full author bio >
"A family saga (that) shines in its depiction of the oddities and inanities of real life and in its delving into the numerous concerns of each day.
The narration alternates between the characters – and the storylines intersect and reflect upon one another in intriguing, thought-provoking ways. Canning’s characters are well-rounded and nuanced; although not always likeable, they act realistically, and he constantly puts them in compelling situations. In addition to ace character work, the author inserts thoughtful digressions about war, memory, ethics, business, sexuality, and ageing into his novel, making for an absorbing read with few slack moments.” - Kirkus Reviews, October 2016"
Michele Chynoweth is the award-winning author of three critically acclaimed, inspirational novels filled with drama, suspense and romance that are edgy, modern-day versions of Old Testament stories in the Bible ... Read full author bio >
"...an exploration of what a contemporary Job might look like, Chynoweth’s tale should more than satisfy."
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