Mary is excited because today is Show and Tell at school. Mary’s innocent little lamb, Woolie, has a beautiful pink bow and excitedly, is ready to go with Mary to visit the kids at school.
The stage is set for a lively day as Woolie clip-clops down the classroom aisle and settles into a seat, ready to show off in front of Mary’s class. All is going splendidly until the class is called out for recess and Woolie encounters Tommy Leland Hupp, a bully who quickly knocks the little lamb right off her feet! But when the kids gather for a ball game and Mary hits the ball, it is Woolie’s turn to run. As she tears around the bases and heads for home plate, the school’s worst bully ever, strikes again. But what happens next is a big surprise for every one!
Woolie and the Bully is a heartwarming children’s tale that shares an important message for students around the world that sometimes all a bully really needs is someone to believe in him.
When Jakob Warsaw, a renowned black American, learns he will be offered a cabinet position, he decides to make his first visit to his hated birthplace, Bessedelya. Until faced with the prospect of a background check, he never discussed that small African country or the people responsible for giving him away as an infant.
Jake will discover a wonderful world whose culture and policies successfully deal with society’s most difficult issues, and the cosmopolitan American will fall in love with Bessedelya’s brilliant and beautiful presidential advisor, Dr. Hinda Raisal.
Upon his return to the States, a shocking event will force Jake to decide whether to accept the presidential appointment or to return to help his homeland survive an existential crisis.
Our heroine in Part One of the Muslim Romance Trilogy—The Year I Learned to Text; Why Am I Having Sex with a Muslim in My Basement?— actress/comedian/realtor Julie, returns and is now sixty-two. Her Marriage Islam-Style husband is forty. Her chemical addiction to the black-eyed, always-tardy Persian Prince remains insatiable, as her two loyal dogs and opinionated cat watch it all go down. When the honeymooners’ salacious pillow talk turns to Taliban training camps, dropping walls on homosexuals, and killing Republican presidents, conservative Julie must choose between love of country and the greatest physical and spiritual connection she’s ever known.
“A truly out-of-the-box articulate storyteller, if Ms. Montague has not yet succeeded in having the Ayatollahs issue a fatwa against her, she surely will be successful this time. Juliet’s hysterically funny romantic satire will soon become a collector’s item when Jihad Honeymoon in Hollywood is banned along with the author, when she is placed in the informal witness program along with Salman Rushdie. Be sure to take home Book No. 2 in The Muslim Romance Trilogy today, so you can say you knew her when.” - Steven Emerson, author of American Jihad; the Terrorists Living Among Us.
“The Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy is an unintentionally humorous lap cat compared to the Bengal cougar of this long-awaited sequel to The Year I Learned to Text; Why Am I Having Sex with a Muslim in My Basement? Juliet Montague continues to weave more colorful erotic tales in this intentionally funny, heartbreaking saga of love gone wrong.” - C. Stephen Foster, author of Awakening the Actor Within
As her family gathers for Thanksgiving, Georgie’s heartbreak is hard to conceal. After years of pursuing her dreams of motherhood, she has recently learned that her last option to conceive has failed. Grim amid the festive holiday celebrations, Georgie feels that she has little reason to give thanks.
Her sister-in-law, Robin, desperate to ease Georgie’s suffering, struggles for a way to help. On loving impulse, she offers a solution—surrogacy.
Flush with excitement, neither woman can predict how her life will change. But each is comforted by the knowledge that her love for the other will guide the way. Soon, after in vitro using a relative’s sperm and her own egg, Robin shares the joyous news that she is pregnant. Every conversation sparkles with her private joy at the gift she could give her sister-in-law. But she encounters unexpected criticism when discussing the plan with others. She must now deal with judgment and questions about ethics. Relationships are strained. Both must pay emotional costs they never anticipated. Soon, questions they never asked begin to haunt them both.
Where do boundaries of possibility meet long-term responsibility? Under what circumstances does science need to pause to consider moral outcomes? When organs and tiny bones grow in spite of circumstances never seen in nature, where does motherhood begin and end?
And most haunting of all is the question Robin couldn’t ask herself on that first day: Will she really be able to give up the child for the sake of Georgie’s dream?
Life as author Melissa L. Ross knew it was not only emotionally and mentally challenging, but also a harmful, physical journey. In Surviving Crazy, she narrates her life’s story, sharing how she navigated the rough periods of mental illness.
In the memoir, Ross describes not only the sporadic happy moments of her childhood, but also the details of the many deep, dark, self-abusive periods that imprisoned her and tried to destroy her truly bright and loving mind. Candidly, Ross discusses how she was confronted with one battle after another and how self-mutilation seemed to be the only recourse. Fortunately, she found the will to seek help, first with a counselor and then through a psychiatric hospital, to assist her in dealing with her haunting thoughts and self-destructive behavior.
Surviving Crazy shows how Ross’s strong will, determination, and love, coupled with a desire to help others, helped her to survive. She discusses how she learned ways to overcome the turmoil and confusion that lived in her mind. The process was long, hard, and often scary, but one that has brought her to a brighter future.
Claudia Broadstad, born and raised in Roswell, New Mexico, has always had a knack for looking for problems to solve. She hoped to follow in her father’s footsteps and join him in putting away the bad guys; Bernie Broadstad was well known for his crime-fighting knowledge and dedication to protect. When he mysteriously disappears, however, Claudia is left all alone.
Four years later, she is now an amateur private investigator and is still engaged in the search for her father when a letter arrives for him, begging for help in a strange string of murders in Victoria, Maryland. Claudia is snarky and self-made; she’s not the ideal candidate to solve a multiple murder, but she takes the case on anyway, with the help of her friends, Patrick and Bonnie. Even so, she might be in over her head.
As they search for the killer, they also continue the search for Claudia’s missing father, but nothing is easy. This killer is good, and there’s no sign of Bernie. Using leads “borrowed” from local police, Claudia is on the hunt. This is her first case on her own, and if she isn’t careful, Victoria could become a town full of victims.
Flight of Memory is a bold collection of short stories from octogenarian Robert Strehlow. He draws from his own experiences to show how life constantly evolves in directions we do not expect.
In the collection’s title story, “Flight of Memory,” Paul makes a memorable discovery while expanding his investments. His fading memory could be an asset while others might consider it a liability. In “Blind Vision,” the sudden avoidable tragedy of lost sight could restrict Marion’s future. Perhaps retribution is the only gratifying future left.
When an envied family structure is slowly diminished, the question of whether any member could have kept them intact is answered in “Snow Prints of Life.”
Would success at any job be enough to keep you there, even though you hate it? Find out how one man responds in “I Hate This Job.”
Whimsical, sometimes sobering, but always thought-provoking, the stories in Strehlow’s Flight of Memory will delight and entertain.
Ben is a dog in search of his family. They bought a new house, and while traveling to the new location, Ben chased a cat. He couldn’t help it; the cat was teasing him! When he returned, though, he found his family was gone. Now, he’ll do anything to get back to young Roy and Molly, but Ben has never been out in the world on his own.
He was with his family since his puppy years. How will he survive in the big world, filled with loud noises, angry cars, and mean people? However, not everyone is mean. On his desperate search, Ben comes upon good humans—humans who need his help. Although the dog needs rescuing, so do many people out there, who are just as scared as Ben.
Will Ben ever find his way to his family’s new home, or will the perils of the wild world keep him away? Everywhere he goes, Ben makes an impression; he makes things better and makes new friends. Still, he searches for Roy and Molly. With the endless devotion of man’s best friend, Ben won’t stop his journey until he is safely in the arms of his loving family.
Kim Henries has known since she was a little girl that she wanted to be an actress. Her fondness for the craft has always inspired her to want to go away and learn everything there is to know about movie making. She’s about to graduate high school and dreams of going to New York City with her sister, boyfriend and friends to pursue her dreams. Despite a no good father who watches her every move, she pushes through and doesn't let it get her down. She shows off her talents for her friends, family and peers, receiving nothing but positive feedback which fuels her to work harder and reach her career goals. Unfortunately, things take a turn for the worse and she gets sucked into a world of sex, drugs and alcohol. She’s forced into drastic situations that will test her spirit, tranquility and strength. Will she be able to pull off the performance of her lifetime and fight for her freedom and those of her new friends?
Kansas City is the home of an annual ritual now known as “Blood Week.” For the past four years, a vigilante has killed seven criminals over seven days and displayed their mutilated bodies as artwork for the masses. As the fifth anniversary approaches, the public debates whether murder can be justified.
Detective Alexander Saint is a playboy with a trust fund, but he takes his job seriously. He and his recently transferred partner, Marcus Delgado, have been assigned to find the Blood Week killer. The only evidence is the word reus—Latin for “accused”—that has been carved into the bodies of each victim.
The detectives search for the killer in an investigation that forces them to deal with the morality of the killer’s actions. The vigilante is doing them a favor by cleaning up the streets, but, in the process, he has declared himself judge, jury, and executioner. Saint and his partner must decide where they stand—and where they draw the line between justice and murder.
In My Steps is the heartfelt story of how Jesus Christ has lived His life within the context of author Bob Clapp’s life. It’s not so much what would Jesus do (WWJD) as it is what is Jesus doing (WIJD). From Clapp’s escape from death in his mother’s womb to the present day, Jesus has made miracles, signs, healings, wonders, and deliverance that can only be contributed to Him living in the author, walking in his steps. Jesus walked with the author through times of intense suffering, bondage to sin, and rejection by churches as well as through great times of revival, souls being saved, and lives being transformed at the touch of His presence. Living in obedience to Jesus and His love in spite of those who violently disagree has often been the order of Bob Clapp’s steps. Throughout all of his challenges, Jesus has been his protector and counselor. Without Him walking and living in His steps, the author would never have survived and moved forward into the much more abundant life He offers. Just as the Vine supplies life to the branch, so has Jesus proved faithful to bringing triumph out of tragedy, joy out of sorrow, peace out of pain, and good out of evil.
Sarah Morgan spells big trouble for Jon Burns even before they meet. In a dream, the wayward slacker hears her crying out. In visions, he’s confronted by a demonic image from her extreme paintings. When the two twenty-somethings meet at a Michigan college, it gets worse. Sarah, a prolific artist, is beyond gorgeous, but wild and maddeningly aloof. Ignoring the omens, Jon enters the fray and wins the brassy siren (sort of), only to discover the secret past that has left her damaged.
As the darkness in Sarah rises up, she becomes unpredictable. Aaron, an analyst, studies Sarah’s art and warns Jon of her precarious balance. Jon’s own grip starts slipping and his life gets bizarre—more than usual, that is. But the lovers are linked in spite of themselves, and they battle through Sarah’s ordeal until a great test is forced upon them.
Witty and darkly comic, May I Walk You Home, Sarah Morgan? tells of two lost souls, locked in different struggles, but mysteriously thrown together to face hard lessons of life and love.
Windows of Wonder, “Eight Timeless Tales for Today and Tomorrow” is a storybook told in classical style story tradition. It is filled with many different adventures which are fast moving and keep you ever guessing as to where each might be headed. Your imagination will be transported through incredibly panoramic vistas inhabited by the most unlikely assortment and collection of heroes one could possibly conjure up. What makes it unique, is that while there are all these totally different adventures, all are connected by a common theme which builds upon each successive story. The whole is truly greater than the sum of the parts. It is like the “Sergeant Pepper’s” of storybooks. The various journeys are both outward and inward. As for the characters, “Life goes on within them and without them. You will meet and get to know Native American Indians, horses, witches, knights, damsels, monsters, an alchemist, a cat, and even an alien. The most unlikely outcomes will leave you leave you absolutely amazed and believing anything is possible. You will have many harrowing experiences with these characters, but your spirit will be completely uplifted by them all. The magical, mysterious, and mystical await you with these timeless tales for today and tomorrow.