Author Alley 2014
Featured Authors and Their Books
Girls Gone Great is a collection of magical tales written for girls ages two to ten. These fable-like stories were inspired by real girls, girls taking a magical journey of self-discovery where doing the right thing turns into something great. When you believe in yourself and have confidence to face obstacles, then any girl has the ability to “go great” and surprise herself just like the heroines in these tales.
Business Wait Loss
A simple, informative guide to starting a business or starting a new and productive way of doing business. Visual imagery and acronyms are used to help the reader create and experience success on their own terms.
Picture Perfect Verses Presents: Social Commentary Expressed Through Art
Social Commentary Expressed Through Art blends the talents of 4 new authors and a photographer who throughout the book depicts the joys, defeats, hopes, struggles and triumphs of everyday life. This book offers strong, artistic interpe\retations of various issues. Seen from different perspectives giving its readers thought-provoking verses intertwined with real life images.
Sean Dubois Day
Tales From the Joint
This sure-to-be classic locks the readers imagination inside of one of Ohio's most notorious prisons....then throws away the key.
Wearing My Weird: In the Great White North
Especially in Canada, where even the money is called “Loony.”
Journey with me as I share my own personal story about what it’s like growing up always feeling a little different. You can move from one country to another, but no matter how far you travel, you can never escape from the true YOU.
Hey, take it from me. I tried. In these stories you’ll meet real characters from my childhood who were also delightfully strange. That includes my little sister, Mom and Dad, a few quirky friends, my Nana and Soupy, and a big fat cat called Bingo. Yes, life is weird. And there’s one thing I learned growing up:It just keeps getting weirder.
And I guess so do I.
Wearing My Weird: Journey Begins
It's hard when you have to say goodbye to your best friends, your school, and even your dearest pets - when your parents decide it's time to move someplace new. It's hard enough moving from one side of town to the other… but imagine what it would be like moving to a whole other country? Now THAT is weird. And it's really tough, too.
Change can be exciting, and change can be scary. But mostly change just makes life insanely weird… and all you want at that point is for things to just be normal again. Journey with me in this book to experience the excitement, the weird, and the wonder of facing my family's decision to move from Canada to the States.
Wearing My Weird: In the U.S. of A
Moving from Canada to North Carolina brought many lessons, including making new friends, learning to ask “what kind of meat is this?” before eating, and how to deal with disappointment. But the most important lesson learned was: No matter how far you travel, your “weird” travels with you.
This book takes you on a journey with Wendy as she discovers her first steps toward self acceptance, awareness, and understanding. At the same time, she experiences culture shock during her first year living in the South. Everything about this new environment is alien to her, and she feels a little like an alien herself while she tries to adjust, and begins to wonder if she will ever find a place where she “fits in.”
In 1837, a small pox epidemic decimated the American Indian peoples leaving Windsong a young widow with a son. Etienne is a former voyageur who is now a scout for the Indian Bureau. Can he be the right father for the next chief? (Prequel to Secret Shores)
Set on Mackinac Island in 1861-63, follow the adventures of Jock and Samantha who meet and fall in love amid the turmoil of the Civil War.
When Tessa DeGroot fell in love with a big old mansion high above the Hudson River, she had no idea how the house would change her life. Fortunately, she also met Max Mac Dougall, who was more than equal to the challenges of both house and lady.
But Not For Love
Having given up on love and romance, Charlotte Brantley at the age of 36, is happy with her career of writing romance novels. And then a real hero walks into her life, and nothing will ever be the same again.
I'm So Glad You Saved Me
The true story of a rescued baby starling that captures the hearts of his new family. A touching book that both children and adults will enjoy. A message of love and what makes a family, a family.
The Book of Duels
Thirty-three short stories, each comprised of of three dramatic monologues rendered at the ultimate moment of confrontation, that create a multiple-perspective narrative.
Murder On The Lunatic Fringe
The news is as slow as the lazy, final days of summer in Jubilant Falls when editor Addison McIntyre drives out tothe Lunatic Fringe farm, to interview Russian-born Ekaterina Bolodenka for a story on her award-winning weaving and the llamas and alpacas she raises there.
But there's something about farm manager Jerome Johnson that Addison doesn't trust, particularly when she-or the police-can't verify anything about either's past.
Meanwhile, crime reporter Graham Kinnon is on the trail of white supremacists that may be moving into the county. One in particular may have answers to Graham's fractured past-or his future.
When animals are mutilated and Jerome is murdered, the quest is on to solve the murder on the Lunatic Fringe.
Lethal Little Lies
Times are tough in the newspaper business these days. In between staff cuts, furloughs and declining advertising dollars, Jubilant Falls Journal-Gazette editor Addison McIntyre hasn't got time to listen when candidate Rick Starrett claims his opponent Virginia Ferguson ran a dirty state senate campaign. Short on staff, time and patience, she can't waste time on sore losers--then Virginia Ferguson is shot.
As she dies, names Rick Starrett as the man who pulled the trigger. That gets Addison's attention. To further complicate things, Kay Henning, the wife of reporter Marcus Henning, has come up missing and believed to be in danger. Did she leave of her own accord or was she kidnapped?
Is there something that ties these two events together? Who's telling the truth? And who is telling what could be lethal little lies?
This is the third title in Debra Gaskill's Jubilant Falls series.
Cleveland Goes Modern: Design For The Home, 1930-1970
Based on the award-winning exhibition of the same name, Cleveland Goes Modern: Design for the Home, 1930–1970, examines Modern movement houses in greater Cleveland within the context of American Modernism as a whole. The authors demonstrate that understanding and contextualizing this regional domestic architecture, along with the practitioners and clients who created it, makes a valuable contribution to the larger study of architecture and the Modern period as well as of the region’s architectural history.
Beautifully illustrated with more than 150 drawings and photographs in color and black-and-white, the book features the work of six architects: Don Hisaka, John Terence Kelly, Robert Little, William Morris, Ernst Payer, and Fred Toguchi. In their own words, the architects, clients, and restorers discuss the homes they created and preserved. Cleveland Goes Modern also documents other modernists who practiced during this period and the role they played. It examines how the modernist sensibility and tradition survives and thrives in national and local twenty-first-century architects. Functioning as both a historical overview and a gazetteer of significant examples, Cleveland Goes Modern makes a compelling case for preserving the works of architecture from the period.
Some of the homes featured in the book have been torn down since the project began; others may be altered or disappear in the future. Cleveland Goes Modern makes a lasting contribution to the study of architecture, one that will serve students and scholars of architectural history for generations after these singular structures no longer exist.
Alphabetical Bugs In Color
The newest in his series of alphabet books for children. This colorful title teaches about bugs from from Ant to Zorapteran, and in most cases indicates the actual size of each bug. A listing on the inside back cover of the book identifies each bug with the alphabetical letter it represents.
Western College for Women
Western Female Seminary, the first daughter institution of Mount Holyoke College, opened its doors in 1855 as a Christian institution. The seminary, which became Western College for Women, was founded on the Mt. Holyoke plan, with a strong emphasis on academics. Many of its graduates in the 19th century served as home and foreign missionaries, and by the 20th century, young women from many foreign countries attended Western. In the 1950s, the curriculum was expanded to include a strong international emphasis. Western was the first college in the country to have an artist-in-residence, when composer Edgar Stillman Kelley was invited to live on campus. Western attracted national attention when it hosted civil rights training for Freedom Summer 1964. In the 1970s, independent study programs were developed, and the college became coeducational. With its diverse architecture and the early emphasis on landscaping on its rolling campus, the college was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
Finding Freedom: Memorializing The Voices of Freedom Summer
Finding Freedom: Memorializing the Voices of Freedom Summer provides detailed information about the Freedom Summer Monument on the campus of Western College at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The monument, dedicated in 2000, commemorates Wester's role in Freedom Summer and memorializes James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman, the Freedom Summer trainees subsequently murdered in Mississippi, whose deaths focused national and world attention on the continuing existence of segregation and violent racism in the U.S. The book contains essays from participants in the 1964 training sessions at Western College, including essays by Oxford residents who supported the Friends of the Mississippi Project; monument architect Robert Keller; a poem by Miami University alumna Rita Dove; and period photographs by photographer George Hoxie. Filmmaker Keith Beauchamp contributes a preface.
Cleveland Inside Outside: A Personal Photographic Journey (1981 – 2011)
A beautiful coffee table book that truly celebrates the best of Cleveland.
As a commercial architectural photography, Jennie Jones was privileged to have worked on most of the major building sites in Cleveland. With her art history and fine art background, she was able to capture the beauty, strength and complexity of large construction sites. During her travels in and around the city of Cleveland she captured many other images that speak to the beauty of our great city.
The Natural Order of Things
From a startling new voice in American fiction comes a dark, powerful novel about a tragic city and its inhabitants over the course of one Halloween weekend. Set in a decaying Midwestern urban landscape, with its goings-on and entire atmosphere dominated and charged by one Jesuit prep school and its students, parents, faculty, and alumni, the story is a window into the human condition.From the opening chapter and its story of the doomed quarterback, Frank McSweeney, aka The Minotaur, for whom prayers prove not enough, to the end, wherein the school's former headmaster is betrayed by his peers in the worst way possible, we see people and their oddness and ambitions laid out bare before us.
A brief history of nature appreciation in America, as well as an insider's view of Look About Lodge. A history of the Cleveland Natural Science Club and how they came to build today's Look About Lodge.
Summer of Shadows
An intertwining narrative that tells the story of the 1954 Cleveland Indians (which would etch itself in history as one of the greatest baseball teams in MLB history) and the infamous murder of the wife of Dr. Sam Sheppard in their home along the shore of Lake Erie — which held both the city and the nation spellbound that summer. Both of these generation-defining stories take place in the final days of the "Best Location in the Nation," the nickname for the Cleveland of the 1950s, which truly was one of the great and most influential cities in America. These two parallel tragedies harbinger an onslaught of adversity that dragged Cleveland from its lofty standing as a leading American city to one with a bleak — even comic — reputation.
A heart-pounding journey through the most exciting season in Cleveland Browns’ history.
Every longtime Cleveland sports fan knows about “Red Right 88,” the play that ended the Browns’ 1980 season. Quarterback Brian Sipe’s ill-fated throw, intended for tight end Ozzie Newsome, was intercepted by Oakland in the end zone, bringing to a halt Cleveland’s “kardiac” campaign.
In Kardiac Kids Jonathan Knight paints a portrait of the Browns’ storybook 1980 season and its impact on the city of Cleveland. Knight takes us through that unforgettable year from beginning to end, describing in great detail how the city simply fell in love with this team.
Though the Cleveland Browns boast four world championships and possess a rich and respected past, the magical 1980 season was clearly the most memorable in team history. Kardiac Kids is a tribute to that team.
The Browns Bible
The essential guide to every game in Browns history.
Every Sunday in autumn, a new chapter is written in the long and storied history of the Cleveland Browns. Win or lose, with each contest, the mythos of this beloved franchise is extended and enriched in the hearts of the sport’s most loyal fans.
The team has played nearly one thousand games over the past eight decades, and The Browns Bible tells the tale of each one. Through individual game stories and box scores, it encapsulates every victory, every defeat, every touchdown from 1946 to the present. The most comprehensive account of the Cleveland Browns ever written, The Browns Bible narrates the legend of this cherished franchise season by season and week by week as it gradually wove itself into the fabric of the city’s culture—starting with its dominance of the All-America Football Conference and continuing through the glory years of the 1950s, the Kardiac Kids and Dog Pound eras, and the franchise’s rebirth in the twenty-first century.
Sundays In The Pound
A look at the last championship seasons of the Browns.
Before Art Modell moved the team to Baltimore, and before the frustrating expansion years and countless front office mistakes of the twenty-first century, there were the Browns of the late 1980s. The years 1985 to 1989 saw the Cleveland Browns explode out of a decade and a half of inconsistency and mediocrity to win four American Football Conference Central Division titles and make the playoffs five straight years. Twice they came within inches of a Super Bowl appearance, led by an unforgettable cast of characters Cleveland embraced and still cherishes. These teams are perhaps the most memorable in the history of Cleveland professional sports. Sundays in the Pound traces quarterback Bernie Kosar’s winding path from Youngstown to Florida to Cleveland, explains why there was so much more to running back Earnest Byner than one unforgotten fumble, and reveals how cornerback Hanford Dixon created a canine phenomenon in the endzone stands that has persevered to this day. Author Jonathan Knight delves into “the Drive” and “the Fumble”; examines the fairy-tale performance of an aging veteran quarterback who directed the Browns through the snow and into the playoffs in his final game at the old, cavernous Cleveland Stadium on Lake Erie’s shoreline; and recounts an epic playoffs saga in which the Browns staged one of the greatest comebacks in the history of Cleveland sports.
Cleveland Browns fans throughout the country fondly remember the “Dawg Days,” and they will welcome Sundays in the Pound.
Classic Browns counts down the fifty greatest Cleveland Browns games, from unexpected upsets to incredible comebacks to titanic championship battles. The rich, six-decade history of the Browns is layered into these tales, tying together the gritty All-American Football Conference games played in the shadow of World War II to the sleek Sunday battles at shimmering Cleveland Browns Stadium today. Sure to spark interest and debate, Classic Browns will appeal to Browns fans everywhere.
Classic Tribe counts down the fifty greatest Cleveland Indians games, from wild ninth-inning comebacks to dazzling pitching performances to spellbinding playoff encounters. The storied history of Cleveland’s endearing baseball franchise is sprinkled throughout these tales, from weekday matinees at cozy League Park at the dawn of the twentieth century to unforgettable autumn nights at Jacobs Field.
I Was Jackie Mason's Chauffeur For Five Minutes...And More Celebrity Encounters
Irv Korman continues to recount his interviews and personal encounters with some of the most legendary icons in the entertainment industry.
Irv once again breaks out his collection of stories to share with readers. Learn about their thoughts on acting, life, love, and politics. Be entertained by this unique collection of photos, memories, facts, and quotes.
There is sure to be something for everyone, so sit back, pick an entertainer, and learn something you’ve never known about them.
I Was Jerry Lewis' Bodyguard for 10 Minutes...And Other Celebrity Encounters
Irv Korman is an award-winning writer, theater critic, actor, lecturer and part-time magician. Join Irv as he recounts his experiences and interviews with legendary icons in the entertainment industry. This splendid memoir provides an entertaining look into a life many of us never get to take part in.
Filled with pictures and interviews, this collection shares with the reader the thoughts of many entertainment icons. Read their views, in their own words, on the subjects of acting, life, love, and politics.
A Vampire's Saving Embrace
Abigail Montgomery was happy with her life. She was independent, strong, and had managed on her own for a very long time.
That was, until the dark, handsome Desmond LaGrange showed up at the bar where she worked. How could she know that this mysterious man would end up saving her from the evil that she didn't even know existed? And why was she so drawn to him? Why did he make her body heat with just a simple look?
Desmond LaGrange was fighting a past he was trying hard to forget. But when he see's the beautiful Abby working behind the bar - something deep inside compels him to get closer. The only question is why?
And when he saves her from danger - can he resist the strong pull between them to let her go when the time comes? Or will the passion that she ignites in him be his end?
A Wolf's Savage Embrace
Hard-headed and fiercely independent - Katrina Winslow is definitely not use to being told what to do.
Yet - just when she thinks her life might be heading in the right direction for the very first time - she's hit with a bomb-shell; and her past pops up to haunt her. Suddenly, she is sent down a path that she has no desire what so ever to take; and is told to leave behind the one man that she could possibly care for - or he'll be killed. And that makes for one ticked off Witch!
Now, it's Lucas Blackwater's turn to show Kat that he is a force to be reckoned with. He is the Alpha male of his pack - sarcastic, overbearing and drop-dead gorgeous...and definitely not use to being told no. When Kat tells him that she's leaving - he doesn't take the news well - and forces her to take him with her. Whether she likes it or not.
Together they begin a journey that will change their world in more ways than they could ever have imagined. And, as Kat tries to push Luke away; for what she believes is his own safety - Luke has other idea's. And the sparks fly! Can Luke convince her that what they have between them is real - or will the dangers that threaten everything they are destroy them?
A young man loses the true love of his life and seeks vengeance from the man he holds responsible for his wife's death. Told with elegant simplicity, this novel of literary suspense is a tragic story of love and loss that ultimately reveals the cruelty of human nature and the healing power of forgiveness.
Sam and Sophie's idyllic life of Parisian cafés, fine wine, and romantic passion is torn apart when Sophie is diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. Then Sophie reveals something that happened years before they met-a horrific event that changed her life and left her wounded in ways no one knew. She's found peace in the years since, she swears to Sam. But then she's gone, and Sam finds only pain.
Bereft and alone, he leaves the City of Light and seeks solace in a small French village where no one knows him or his past. Troubled in heart and mind, he knows one man is responsible for Sophie's death. Sam cannot live without confronting him and holding him accountable for his past crimes.
And so Sam travels to America, to a charming little Ohio town where lights twinkle on the snow in winter and fairs shimmer in the summer heat. Here, Sam will seek his revenge-and find retribution for his lost love in a way he could never imagine.
The Year That Trembled
Both a love story and a wartime chronicle, this powerful novel reveals the effects of the Vietnam War on a group of young friends living in a small Ohio town. As the 1970 draft lottery nears, they examine their views of the war and the fate that awaits them. Each embarks on a painful, personal search that will strip away their youthful naiveté.
Loving Aunt Ruth: Recipes For a Live Well-Lived
A photographic essay that is the culmination of everything for which Lazar has cared: family, story, hardship, triumph, humor, and photography.
Sea Ridge: Voyage for Victory
Trapped under the rule of two outcast pirates, a young hero arises.Andrea sets sail on an adventure of a lifetime to retrieve the last magical gems of a legend. Along the way, she meets allies, enemies and the captivating pirate, Chris. Set sail with Andrea as she tries to save her beloved home. Will she succeed?
Promise of Blood
It’s a bloody business overthrowing a king…
Field Marshal Tamas’ coup against his king sent corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brought bread to the starving. But it also provoked war with the Nine Nations, internal attacks by royalist fanatics, and the greedy to scramble for money and power by Tamas’s supposed allies: the Church, workers unions, and mercenary forces.
It’s up to a few…
Stretched to his limit, Tamas is relying heavily on his few remaining powder mages, including the embittered Taniel, a brilliant marksman who also happens to be his estranged son, and Adamat, a retired police inspector whose loyalty is being tested by blackmail.
But when gods are involved…
Now, as attacks batter them from within and without, the credulous are whispering about omens of death and destruction. Just old peasant legends about the gods waking to walk the earth. No modern educated man believes that sort of thing. But they should…
The Crimson Campaign
When invasion looms, but the threats are closer to home…Who will lead the charge?
Tamas’ invasion of Kez ends in disaster when a Kez counter-offensive leaves him cut off behind enemy lines with only a fraction of his army, no supplies, and no hope of reinforcements. Drastically outnumbered and pursued by the enemy’s best, he must lead his men on a reckless march through northern Kez to safety, and back over the mountains so that he can defend his country from an angry god, Kresimir.
In Adro, Inspector Adamat only wants to rescue his wife. To do so he must track down and confront the evil Lord Vetas. He has questions for Vetas concerning his enigmatic master, but the answers might lead to more questions.
Tamas’ generals bicker among themselves, the brigades lose ground every day beneath the Kez onslaught, and Kresimir wants the head of the man who shot him in the eye. With Tamas and his powder cabal presumed dead, Taniel Two-shot finds himself as the last line of defense against Kresimir’s advancing army.
Jacobs Field: History and Tradition at the Jake
The sports landscape changed in the spring of 1994 when the Cleveland Indians moved into their new stadium at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario. No longer the joke of the league, The Jake made them the jewel of baseball and helped revitalize a city and a fan base. For the first time ever, these interviews and stories from the players, managers and front office personnel give the inside scoop on what happened on the field, in the dugout and behind the scenes of this exciting time in Cleveland sports history. Get the best seat in the house for the most recent addition to the Tribe's celebrated legacy.
Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness—until she meets Ernest Hemingway. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group—the fabled “Lost Generation”—that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Though deeply in love, the Hemingways are ill prepared for the hard-drinking, fast-living, and free-loving life of Jazz Age Paris. As Ernest struggles to find the voice that will earn him a place in history and pours himself into the novel that will become The Sun Also Rises, Hadley strives to hold on to her sense of self as her roles as wife, friend, and muse become more challenging. Eventually they find themselves facing the ultimate crisis of their marriage—a deception that will lead to the unraveling of everything they’ve fought so hard for loyalty.
A memoir about all the things we learn in a classroom that have nothing to do with textbooks. The hilarious, heartfelt, and humiliating things we learn about life during our journey through the education system.
A memoir about jewelry and gemstones. From the author's beloved hometown jewelry store to her lifelong crush on Tiffany & Co., it's a book that takes a look at the jewel industry from the eyes of a jewelry lover.
Humboldt: Or The Power of Positive Thinking
A satire based around a "creative misreading" of Voltaire's Candide: Or Optimism.
My Last Kiss
What if your last kiss was with the wrong boy? When Cassidy Haines dies and can appear to her boyfriend, she discovers her death wasn't a suicide, as assumed, and she must face all the decisions she made-good and bad-that led to her last kiss.
The Breath of Rapture
One day, different from no other, millions of people vanish in the blink of an eye. Cars wreck, planes crash and the disappearance of key figures in international government throw the world into chaos. The end seems near. But an eerie peace descends upon the planet. It's a peace that is unnatural and unexpected as the event itself. Skeptical and full of misgiving, those left behind are forced to accept that the Rapture of Biblical prophecy has occurred. But, there's something far bigger and far more interesting afoot. "The Change" and the aftermath are witnessed by life partners, Chris Neal and Keith Tennant. They rescue and befriend Holly Attwood, cop and Mom. It's a meeting that will have a lifelong impact on them all. Meanwhile, recently engaged Jen Taylor and Ty Richards are hiking a canyon in Tucson, Arizona. They too come to the aid of a stranger in an equally fateful meeting on this momentous day. Reporter, philosopher, poet and misfit Ed Harris begins to put together the pieces of what becomes known as "The Change", and in doing so, debunks traditional belief systems and values. In a series of thoughtful and thought provoking dialogs, the real truth emerges. Timely and thought provoking.
Deep Cover Cleveland: 99 Little Known Things About Northeast Ohio
Deep Cover Cleveland allows long time residents of a region, as well as newcomers, to view their home with new eyes--with fascinating buried facts dancing before them. Though the subject matter for this work is not well known, it should be. Far from bringing to light trivia, Deep Cover Cleveland presents topics of natural, cultural and social import and ties them to larger events in the region and world. Volume 1, spanning geological time and the last ice age up to the financial depression of 1893, uncovers forgotten facets of Northeast Ohio's changing landscape, prehistory, Native American heritage, unique architectural history, and more, always keeping the area's people primary.
Mortal Realm Witch: Learning About Magic
Mortal Realm Witch: Learning About Magic contains six seperate, but connecting, stories, each featuring a different aspect of Learning About Magic. In Learning About Magic you will meet DWW who is just learning she is a witch and that her dog, Trillman, can talk and he is going to teach her how to use magic but it won't be easy as DWW struggles to learn responsibility and Trillman struggles to teach it to her.
Throughout Book One, not only will you learn about DWW, who will tell you her origin story about becoming a witch and learning about her new powers and responsibilities and more, but you will get to read stories about DWW from the point of view of her familiar, Trillman, and the Head of the Witches Council who also plays a role in helping teach DWW, Trom.
In this book DWW will also become a magic teacher to two magical wolf pups where she will come to learn much about herself, as well as try to stop a warlock from taking over the Realms as her newfound responsibility gets tested. You will also meet Air Raid, a dragon, and his new friend and witch, Ally. Ally wants Air Raid to be her familiar, but Trom says dragons don't make good famliars. Together Ally and Air Raid will try to prove him wrong.
Mortal Realm Witch: The Magic Continues
Book Two, Mortal Realm Witch: The Magic Continues contains six separate, but connecting, stories, each featuring a different aspect of The Magic Continues. In The Magic Continues, DWW will return to tell several untold stories from the days when she was still learning about magic as well as some stories about her new life, and what will she do when the number of witch hunters in the Mortal Realm greatly increases?
You will also meet Turtle, a young witch living in the Mortal Realm who will help continue the stories from Book One, and teach you more about magic. Besides witchcraft you will learn about the other types of magic, and who uses them after Turtle meets a wizard, but before this Turtle will choose a familiar of her own who may just be the worst familiar in the Realms. Later, what will Turtle do when she and her new friend discover they are being hunted by witch hunters?
Also in this book, DWW will reunite with an old friend, an unwanted dog will do whatever it takes to find the right human friend to live with, and a warlock will take his cat familiar, Alaska, to school with him, but when he loses Alaska, how will he get her back? The warlock has also challenged you to discover his name, what he looks like, and where he lives. Will you be able to figure it all out?
J. Javier Provencio, M.D. & Kelly Ferjutz
An Intensive Care Guide for the Family
What would you do if one of your loved ones was suddenly admitted to an Intensive Care Unit? Even folks with medical backgrounds don’t always know who is who and what is what in an ICU. Regardless of the kind of unit, generally, they all operate under similar rules and policies.
But, what if you need extra help – of whatever kind – and don’t know who to ask? What do all those people do, anyway? Why are there so many people in there? Are they all necessary? This book will hopefully answer the myriad questions any family member might have when faced with an Intensive Care Unit.
It Came From Ohio
Turn on a night light, lock your door, and close the window blinds... Join investigative reporter James Renner as he looks into 13 tales of mysterious, creepy, and unexplained events in the Buckeye State, including: the giant, spark-emitting Loveland Frog, the bloodthirsty Melon Heads of Kirtland, the lumber-wielding Werewolf of Defiance, The Mothman of the Ohio River, the UFO that inspired "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" & more!
The first literary biography of the creators of Superman, the first superhero. Unauthorized and unmythologized.This is not the story you think you know.
Book of poetry, winner of the St. Lawrence Book Award. American Mastodon presents a land of absences, monsters, perfect sandwiches, and opposites. Here Sasquatch hides in Sears at Christmas. The night sky remembers a dog that died in orbit, compliments of the Soviets. And here, in the beginning, a five-foot-four human girl was sniffed for by the hounds who stayed on Earth. Ricca presents a surreal world located two steps to the left of our own, capable of not only laughter, but terrible violence and pain.
A Haunted Life: The True Ghost Story of a Reluctant Psychic
Follow this reluctant psychic through her amazing personal story as she struggles to come to terms with her ability...and the darkness that pursues her. It is finally the tragic deaths in her family-and visits from the other side-that lead her to the answers she's seeking and prove that love, indeed, survives beyond death.
Sarah can't believe she's dead. But apparently she is, because no one can see or hear her-at least not until her dead brother Jesse shows up! Jesse explains the mission: to save their father, who's stuck in this ominous Shadow Land between life and death- a strange world full of monsters, and demons. A twisted Wizard of Oz meets the afterlife, in a new kind of adventure.
You're Gonna Laugh Your Tail Off
The fourth and final installment of her laughter series, “You’re Gonna Laugh Your Tail Off” at these animal antics and hilarious jokes and stories about your favorite four-legged friends and more.
You're Gonna Laugh
A compilation of over 200 of the funniest Internet jokes ever!
Politics Is a Joke
A compilation of political jokes sure to make you laugh away your blue (or red) state. Tackling hot-button issues of recent political campaigns, these jokes will have both sides of the aisle laughing all the way to the polling booth.
Who Said Jews Aren't Funny?
A compilation of the best of the best of the best Jewish humor the author has amassed. This book makes a great gift and belongs in every Jewish home.
Namaste: A Meditation Journal
A book of thoughts on meditation, yoga and living a life of mindful awareness. Finding your true north-being the person you were created to be.
Calvin C. Rydbom & Thomas Kubat
Cleveland Area Disasters
A look back at some historical disasters which struck Northeast Ohio in the first half of the twentieth century.
House of Horrors: The Shocking True Story of Anthony Sowell
Documents the crimes and victims of Anthony Sowell, who was convicted of killing 11 Cleveland women from 2007 to 2009. Through interviews with police, psychiatrists, surviving victims, and Sowell himself, the book offers a rare glimpse into the mind of a serial killer.
Ups & Downs:Marriage, Working, and Everyday Life
Ups & Downs will put you on a rollercoaster and speaks of everyday life that has us distracted from God, but brings you full circle back to God.
Hockey In Cleveland
The history of professional hockey in Cleveland, Ohio, 1929-present.
Phoebe & Digger
With a new baby taking up Mama’s time and attention, what will happen when Phoebe needs her?
When Mama got a new baby, Phoebe got a new digger. And when Mama is busy with the baby, Phoebe and Digger are busy, too: "Waa!" says the baby. "Rmm!" says Digger. Poop! goes the baby. "Rmm!" says Digger. Finally, Mama says it’s time to go to the park, the one with real dirt — and while Mama and the baby sit on the boring bench, Phoebe and Digger happily build and knock down and dig things up. That is, until a big girl comes by, a kid with mean teeth and grabby hands. Phoebe tries everything she can, but what if she never gets Digger back? Comical illustrations and a spot-on story are sure to make readers of all ages smile in recognition.
What Happened on Fox Street?
Fox Street was a dead end.
In Mo Wren’s opinion, this was only one of many wonderful things about it. Mo’s lived her whole life on Fox Street and can’t imagine anything ever changing—until one unforgettable summer of alarming letters, mysterious errands, and surprising discoveries…
Mo Wren: Lost & Found
This is the story of what happened after Fox Street.
Mo Wren knew that eventually she, her dad, and her sister, Wild Child Dottie, would have to move from beloved Fox Street. She just never expected it to happen so soon.
At the Wrens’ new place, things are very different. The name of the street—East 213th—has absolutely zero magic. And there’s no Mrs. Petrone to cut her hair, no Pi Baggott to teach her how to skateboard, no Green Kingdom to explore. She’s having trouble fitting in at her new school and spending a lot of time using the corner bus shelter for her Thinking Spot. Worst of all, Mo discovers that the ramshackle restaurant Mr. Wren bought is cursed. Only Dottie, with her new friends and pet lizard, Handsome, is doing the dance of joy.
For the first time in her life, Mo feels lost and out of place. It’s going to take a boy who tells whoppers, a Laundromat with a mysterious owner, a freak blizzard, and some courage to help her find her way home for good.
Hetty St. James
A Regency Christmas Collection
Three delightful Christmas stories set during the English Regency era in the early 1800s. Love, family and tradition play a part in each charming novella.
The Patron Saint of Words
A book of poems about Cleveland and the world.
The Tedious Mining of Words
A book of poems about tall ships, romance, Kill Devil Hills, N.C., comic book heroes and more.
The Midwife's Tale
It is 1644, and Parliament’s armies have risen against the King and laid siege to the city of York. Even as the city suffers at the rebels’ hands, midwife Bridget Hodgson becomes embroiled in a different sort of rebellion. One of Bridget’s friends, Esther Cooper, has been convicted of murdering her husband and sentenced to be burnt alive. Convinced that her friend is innocent, Bridget sets out to find the real killer.
Bridget joins forces with Martha Hawkins, a servant who’s far more skilled with a knife than any respectable woman ought to be. To save Esther from the stake, they must dodge rebel artillery, confront a murderous figure from Martha’s past, and capture a brutal killer who will stop at nothing to cover his tracks. The investigation takes Bridget and Martha from the homes of the city’s most powerful families to the alleyways of its poorest neighborhoods. As they delve into the life of Esther’s murdered husband, they discover that his ostentatious Puritanism hid a deeply sinister secret life, and that far too often tyranny and treason go hand in hand.
The Midwife's Tale
It is August, 1645, one year since York fell into Puritan hands. As the city suffers through a brutal summer heat, Bridget Hodgson and Martha Hawkins are drawn into a murder investigation more frightening than their last. In order to appease God’s wrath—and end the heat-wave—the city’s overlords have launched a brutal campaign to whip the city’s sinners into godliness. But for someone in York, this is not enough. First a prostitute and her client are found stabbed to death, then a pair of adulterers are beaten and strangled. York’s sinners have been targeted for execution.
Bridget and Martha—assisted once again by Will, Bridget’s good-hearted nephew—race to find the killer even as he adds more bodies to his tally. The list of suspects is long: Hezekiah Ward, a fire and brimstone preacher new to York; Ward’s son, Praise-God, whose intensity mirrors his father’s; John Stubb, one of Ward’s fanatic followers, whose taste for blood may not have been sated by his time in Parliament’s armies. Or could the killer be closer to home? Will’s brother Joseph is no stranger to death, and he shares the Wards’ dreams of driving sin from the city.
To find the killer, Bridget, Martha, and Will must uncover the city’s most secret sins, and hope against hope that the killer does not turn his attention in their direction.
Jane Ann Turzillo
Murder & Mayhem on Ohio's Rails
The stories of ten historical train robberies in Ohio includes the first peacetime robbery in the U.S. and a hold up by Alvin Karpis of the Barker gang.
Wicked Women of Northeast Ohio
The stories of ten women who didn't play by the rules. they unleashed their most base impulses using axes, guns, poison and more. A few of the women you’ll meet are Velma West, a mere slip of a girl, who used a hammer to win an argument with her husband. Ellen Athey—no lady herself—wielded an axe to settle the score with her hired girl. Ardell Quinn, operator of the longest running brothel in Cleveland, would argue that she was just a good businesswoman. Grim? Often. Entertaining? Deliciously so.
Set in the mid-1980's, Wivenhoe Park chronicles the adventures of Drew, a music-obsessed student who moves to England and experiences the ascent of a new indie music scene.
Women In Prison
The true story of life in prison, what brought the girls there, and what they accomplished after returning home.
James A. Willis
The Big Book of Ohio Ghost Stories
More than 75 of the best, most spine-tingling accounts of ghosts from the Buckeye State, including the ghost-infested Franklin Castle, Moonville Tunnel's spectral brakeman, the state's urban legend capital, Hell Town, tortured souls of the inmates at Mansfield Reformatory, ghostly hand prints at the Gore Orphanage and the infamous "Stain" at The Ridges.
Your travel guide to Ohio's local legends and best kept secrets.
Enjoy a relaxing picnic in Shades of Death Park. Witness those eerie glowing spots known as Moody's Light. Slap another layer of color onto the world's biggest ball of paint, and yes, that really is a pink-spectacled elephant drinking a martini on the side of the road! From a town called Santa Claus to Indiana's most upright citizen--buried that way for almost 200 years--Weird Indiana proves that the Crossroads of America is also the Crossroads of the Weird!
A selection of the state's bone-chilling stories of the paranormal, including the ghosts of Kendallville's Strand Theatre, San Pierre's Dog-Headed woman,the haunted Purple Head Bridge near Vincennes, Indianapolis's House of Blue Lights, and the creepy 100 Steps Cemetery outside of Brazil.
Mary R. Woldering
Children of Stone: Voices In Crystal
A historical fantasy of an extraordinary man's journey toward becoming a god in the ancient world.