Mother of three, grandmother to six Millennials, a voracious reader who enjoys family sagas, in particular, but who can keep turning pages until the wee hours reading crime novels and ... Read full author bio >
"An often moving story about the corrosive power of shame."
Shirley Russak Wachtel is best known for her memoir, MY MOTHER'S SHOES, which follows her mother's life from her hometown of Dombrowe, Poland, throughout her tortuous time in ... Read full author bio >
"The Music Makers--
'A touching study rich with introspection and finely crafted relationships."
I was 60 when I began writing novels after retiring the director of Tokio Marine & Fire Insurance Co, Japanese largest non-life insurance company.
So far, I published four paper books ... Read full author bio >
"An exceedingly thoughtful but often heart-pounding crime story."
Anne Moose has mostly made her living as a technical writer, but she has a background as a small book publisher in Berkeley, California, where she earned a degree in ... Read full author bio >
"Moose (Berkeley U.S.A., 1981, etc.) is a compelling storyteller, and this one unfolds with page-turning urgency as she paints a convincingly chilling portrait of white supremacy in a small Southern town."
Kathleen Glassburn lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband, three dogs, a feral cat, and a 50-year-old turtle. Her horse lives in a boarding stable nearby. She rides at least ... Read full author bio >
"A thoughtful, sensitive examination of the effects of war, sexism, and unfulfilling relationships."
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."
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