Nancy Hartney's Washed in the Water: Tales from the South offers a diverse collection of stories as unique as the humid landscape of the South. Set between 1950 and 1980, the eccentric characters struggle with daily survival while reaching out for redemption.
Restless Hearts, by Dennis Baker, is a book for all veterans and active duty military. It’s a fictional story of hope and destiny that follows five fallen Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen in search of closure to their unfinished lives.
TWA members brought home awards in the Florida Writers Association's Royal Palm Literary Contest held in Lake Mary. Congratulations to Doug Alderson, who got a first, second and third place; Darryl Bollinger, who got a second place and a third place; Donna Meredith, who got a second place; and Ann Powell, who got a first place. M.R. Street and Rhett DeVane were also finalists.
Kidder Instinctis a new novel out by Laurie Ann Cunningham. Hope has it all--a successful husband, a beloved stepson, and a promising career as a humor columnist. But after an airplane explosion turns her life upside down, she's left with a big empty house in the woods, a series of unexplainable phone calls, and the unsettling feeling that there's more to her family's disappearance than meets the eye.
Wildflowers in the Median, by Agnes Furey, won First Place in the Inspirational Category for Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published Book Awards. You’ve won $1,000 cash and promotion in Writer’s Digest, a one-year membership in Small Publishers Association of North American (SPAN), a one-year membership to Book Central Station, and more!
TWA members brought home lots of awards from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association conference. Those recognized include Marina Brown, April Kelly, Marsha Lyons, Donna Meredith, Jodie Renner, M.R. Street. Details
Check out "Delusional," the latest legal thriller by Terry Lewis. Ted Steven’s new client is a paranoid schizophrenic who insists he is being framed for the murder of his psychologist. And, maybe he is. Ted needs to uncover the truth, and quickly. His life, and that of his family, will depend on it.
In Walking Together Alone, Marina Brown demystifies the dying process and pulls from it poignancy and beauty. With an insider's knowledge, this collection of stories encourages all those who are caregivers to realize the lasting joy and meaning in the love they give.
In My Mom Loves Me!, author Amon Rwito spreads the message of love to young readers in order to make them realize the essence of a mother’s presence in their lives.
William Earl Levy Sr. "Dean of the Fire Service" Tallahassee Fire Chief and Family Man, by Maurice Majszak, will be published Sept. 16. The book takes the reader not only through Chief Levy's more than 50 years on the fire department, 37 as Fire Chief but also through his life outside the fire department.
Kermit Rose has a book of puzzles out through Author House, titled The First Book of ABC Puzzles.
“Dutch” Hinkle's new release is Brutal Wisdom: Comments on the 36 Strategies of Ancient Chinese Thought. A book of strategies SO DANGEROUS that a Chinese emperor of the past banned ALL mention of these strategies from the history books because they describe some of the most cunning and most devious strategies ever devised by man, and that it could possibly morally corrupt ALL who read them.
THE DAMN GOOD HUSBAND, by Laurie Cunningham, is the light-hearted story of a woman who comes face-to-face with her deadbeat ex-husband, a man she's waited twelve years to confront. What she doesn't expect is that he's nothing like the handsome, charismatic man he once was. Now, unfortunately, he's far better.
Laurie Cunningham's SINGLE LIFE IN A DOUBLE-WIDE is a novel about a young woman committed to being the perfect wife to an ill-tempered, socially climbing older husband, a man determined to refine her out of her rural Georgia ways. But when Leah Beth Withers turns thirty, the same age her mother was when her family vanished, she buys a trailer in the Georgia countryside as a secret refuge. Through the discoveries she makes and the characters she meets, she's forced to face her buried past and find the person she was meant to be.
Murder: Take Three, by April Kelly and Marsha Lyons, is the third book in their detective series. When movie action hero Micah Deifenschlictor is accused of murdering his longtime agent, private investigators Maureen O’Brien and Blake Ervansky are offered a small fortune by Micah’s attorney to prove her client’s innocence.
Liquidating Life: In sharing this first-hand account of her husband's battle with glioblastoma multiforme, Laura Cogdill hopes to touch a chord with others on the same path, and to show God's grace and mercy to the end.
Loosing the Lightning is Lyla Faircloth Ellzey's novel about Lily, whose innocence is stolen at age five. Thiis abuse affects every choice Lily makes as she hides her painful secret behind closed lips that don’t smile as often as before.
Congratulations to Pat Spears, who has two short fiction pieces accepted for publication. “Who Will Tell Their Stories” has been accepted by Snake Nation Review. “From Day One” will appear in the anthology Crimes and Misdemeanors from Main Street Rag, scheduled for publication this fall.
Congratulations to Jenny Crowleywhose prose poem, "St. George Island Afternoon Memory," was accepted by Saw Palm literary journal for Places to Stand in Florida. Also to Doug Alderson, whose "Sitting with Longleaf" is on the site.
Catherine Cameron has created a how-to book that helps get job hunters from the resume to job ready and be able to successfully function in a business environment. Check out Are You Looking for an Administrative Job?
Stefan Kulakowski has published a new novel, Yesterday’s Tides, available as an e-book and paperback. A local Florida panhandle story, the novel is a salty sea tale accented with tragedy, love, heartbreak, and endurance.
In God Provides a Way of Escape, author Dr. Gwendola Williams explores the concept of nouthetic counseling— counseling with the scriptures—to help abuse victims escape from the abuse and begin to heal from their traumatic experiences.
In Lourdes Rodriquez's new book, Mandy, Princess of LaLa Land, Mandy and her Abuela (Spanish for grandmother) shared a special bond.
In Search of The Diamond Brooch, by Terri and Pete Gerrell, is an historical saga starting with the migration of the pioneer families to the North Florida area. The text includes the family’s personal account of the Battle of Natural Bridge.
Mark Canter has a science fiction/thriller novel out, Orchard of My Eye. Aria Rioverde, a professor of ethnomusicology, is rapidly going blind. Nat Colt surgically implants tiny computers in her retinas and brain that give her extraordinary sight. Aria and Nat find themselves fleeing a team of killers who will stop at nothing to get at the implants in Aria's head. He also has published another novel, The Bastard. It is a thoroughly researched, action-driven, dark epic about the missing decades in the life of Jesus. The novel realistically portrays a human Jesus as an outcast character caught in a clash of cultures during an age of brutality and violence.
Breathless: A Devotional Book For Connecting Your Heart With God's, Or How One Minute With God Each Day Can Change Your Life (Devotionals for Women and Men) by Dr. Judith Rolfs is available as an ebook.
New title by Doug Alderson: The Great Florida Seminole Trail is the first comprehensive illustrated guide to Florida’s historic and cultural sites that directly relate to the Seminole Indians, covering Seminole history from when they first migrated into the state in the 1700s to the tragic Seminole wars to contemporary Seminole culture.
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