Beating Windward Press

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Beating Windward Press, established in 2011 by Matt Peters, is an independent publisher of novels, short story collections, and non-fiction by emerging authors. We produce 5 to 10 titles a year and our books reflect the individual tastes of our staff - mostly mainstream fiction with a literary edge. Beating Windward offers books with distinct voices and perspectives that we hope brings pleasure, knowledge, and entertainment to our readers.

We call Orlando, Florida home, but our hearts are wherever the written word reigns.

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Animal Behavior and Other Tales of Lycanthropy
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,190. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014 by Beating Windward Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A Chilling Collection of Werewolf Horror! "Keith Gouveia offers an irresistible buffet of werewolf stories. Succulent and satisfying, fans of lycanthropes won’t be able to resist digging their teeth into these tales." ~ Lorne Dixon, author of The Raw Box and Snarl
Crafting the Character Arc
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 46,460. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2014 by Beating Windward Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
Crafting the Character Arc offers a practical guide to character creation and development by expanding upon the concept of the character arc and creating a step-by-step guide for writers to ensure that their characters are dynamic and engaging. This is the essential guide for helping writers create an active and well-defined character arc.
The Screaming Field
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,020. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014 by Beating Windward Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
In The Screaming Field, young Tommy Wilson is about to turn the whimsical scarecrow upside down and make it a source of nightmares.
Crossfire
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Series: Doc Voodoo, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 73,270. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014 by Beating Windward Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Caught between trigger-happy vigilantes, a hexed holy man, and a mad mobster out for blood, Doc Voodoo finds himself torn between worlds and caught in the crossfire…
The Black Cat and the Ghoul
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,700. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014 by Beating Windward Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
On August 19, 1843, horror master Edgar Allan Poe released one of his darkest short stories, "The Black Cat", his exploration of the psychology of guilt. Now, over a hundred and fifty years later, the tale of an unreliable narrator is continued by horror author Keith Gouveia.
Leaving Little Havana: A Memoir of Miami’s Cuban Ghetto
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 92,620. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013 by Beating Windward Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
While most memoirs by Cuban-Americans revolve around childhood scenes in Cuba and explore the experiences of a young man, Leaving Little Havana is the first refugee memoir to focus on a Cuban girl growing up in America, rising above the obstacles and clearing a path to her own American Dream.
No Surrender
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,360. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013 by Beating Windward Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
No Surrender by Dale Lucas is a novella inspired by HP Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. In the wake of the American Civil War, Union Army Lieutenant Kenning leads a small detachment into the swampy countryside to investigate the madman’s reports of disgruntled Confederate soldiers running a brutal campaign of terror and murder…
American Fraternity Man
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 187,890. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013 by Beating Windward Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Charles Washington, a college grad brimming with energy and idealism and promise, is swept up in the Compassion Boom. At the height of the financial meltdown, he spurns the prescribed job market to take a job with a not-for-profit, sacrificing salary for the selfless mission of his first post-college employer. Charles is out to save the world – the world of fraternities!
Boat Kid: How I Survived Swimming with Sharks, Being Homeschooled, and Growing Up on a Sailboat
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,520. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013 by Beating Windward Press. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women
“Boat Kid” is the engaging memoir of what it’s like to grow up aboard a sailboat. During the 1980s and 90s, Melanie’s family lived aboard a 47-foot sailboat, spending their summers along the US East Coast and their winters in the Bahamas. But the cruising life was not all fun in the sun. "Boat Kid" is the Middle Grades version (ages 9-15) of Melanie's "Boat Girl."
The Snuff Syndicate
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,860. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012 by Beating Windward Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
"The Snuff Syndicate" offers readers a unique look into the gritty world of bloodletting. Keith Gouveia’s novella strings together eight disparate stories of serial killers. As his novella unfolds, it reacts to and intersects more and more with stories by C.A. Burns, Kevin Cockle, Lorne Dixon, Giovanna Lagana, Mark Onspaugh, Gerald S. Parker, Marsheila Rockwell, & J. T. Seate.
Boat Girl: A Memoir of Youth, Love, & Fiberglass
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 94,660. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012 by Beating Windward Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
“Boat Girl” is the heart-breaking memoir of what it’s like to grow up aboard a sailboat. Melanie paints a vivid picture of the trials and tribulations of family life aboard a sailboat without drowning the reader in the technical details of sailing. “Boat Girl” strikes a perfect balance between a coming of age story and a sea tale, enjoyable for boaters and land-lovers alike.
Right Behind You
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Price: Free! Words: 27,720. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012 by Beating Windward Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Sample this triptych of horror stories from Dale Lucas (author of Doc Voodoo: Aces & Eights) centered on damaged souls and dark pursuits, and discover “a writer whose work innovates and entertains, reinventing the familiar and breathing new life into old themes,” (Nathan Brazil, SF Site).
A Floating World: Stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,330. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012 by Beating Windward Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
With A Floating World, Karen Best infuses mundane life with elements of the fantastic. From mermaids and sea serpents to deadly pin pricks and crying icons, these 13 stories stretch the boundaries of reality while exploring the search for answers where there are none.
Débrouillard
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Price: Free! Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2011 by Beating Windward Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is a short story about Kendall, a sailor stuck in Venezuela, who needs to figure out what to do now that the boat's captain has given up sailing and is flying back to the States. Does he find someone to help him sail the boat home or backpack around South America? And what's that third option he's too busy to notice?
Aces & Eights
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Series: Doc Voodoo, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,510. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2011 by Beating Windward Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Jam-packed with mobsters, mystery, magic and mayhem, Dale Lucas offers a new twist on the action hero and a love letter to classic pulp fiction.


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