Amador Publishers, LLC

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AMADOR PUBLISHERS, LLC specializes in fiction and biography of unique worth and appeal, outside the purview of mainstream publishing. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the press started as a self-publishing venture when Harry Willson received the following letter from a New York literary agent: "This is fresh and new and heartfelt, and the world needs it, and I'm not going to do it." So, who needs New York? Harry and his wife Adela Amador decided they didn't, and they published DUKE CITY TALES themselves. Its release was met with a flood of manuscripts from other aspiring authors, a few too good to turn away.

And so a new publishing company was born. Since its inception, Amador has published more than 30 titles from over 15 authors, all touching in one way or another on humanist themes and principles important to Harry and Adela -- peace, equality, respect for all cultures and preservation of the Biosphere.

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The Two Magicians - Installment 11, "Lost and Found"
Series: The Two Magicians: From Nowhere to Forever. Pre-release—available December 9, 2016. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,500. Language: English. Published by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
With Installment 11, The Two Magicians concludes in dramatic fashion as the Coven roils over their misbehaving Familiars, returned Master Seers and long-ago intrigues. Brooks reveals himself to Robyn to get her help closing Piper Canyon and repairing the Spiral. The Gypsies must escape the Witches' domain.
The Two Magicians - Installment 10, "Down the Rabbit Hole"
Series: The Two Magicians: From Nowhere to Forever. Pre-release—available November 18, 2016. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,200. Language: English. Published by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
In Installment 10 of The Two Magicians: Robyn, separated from her troupe, and wearing Esmarelda's charmed ankle bracelet, is able to will herself to Ochersfeldt, that magical city where the charm was made. She soon learns why the Gypsy wanted to be done with the bracelet and the city.
The Two Magicians - Installment 9, "Time Winders Redux"
Series: The Two Magicians: From Nowhere to Forever. Pre-release—available October 28, 2016. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,220. Language: English. Published by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
In Installment 9 of The Two Magicians, Robyn's troupe readies to perform at the Harmony Convention, while the Gypsies team up with the Coven in Witches Meadow, and the dance begins...
The Two Magicians - Installment 8, "The Commerce Between the Worlds"
Series: The Two Magicians: From Nowhere to Forever. Pre-release—available October 7, 2016. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,740. Language: English. Published by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
In Installment 8 of The Two Magicians, Brooks learns about secret dealings across the Spiral from the Familiar of the Meadow Watch Witch. The Raven is revealed, but still a puzzle. Everyone seems to have their own agenda, but all must work together to fix the leaks in the Spiral.
The Two Magicians - Installment 7, "Mischief in the Morass"
Series: The Two Magicians: From Nowhere to Forever. Pre-release—available September 16, 2016. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,510. Language: English. Published by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
In Installment 7 of The Two Magicians: Nee-Reta catches up to the Gypsies in Time, and asks their help with the Coven's plan; Brooks discovers that Intuisha's Familiar, Yani-Yau, has her own loophole to the Alternate World; Robyn has two frightening visitors at the Harmony Convention; the shaman Black Star gets Zeek to bring more rugs up to the convention; a raven and a black cat cause trouble.
The Two Magicians - Installment 6, "The Familiars"
Series: The Two Magicians: From Nowhere to Forever. Pre-release—available August 26, 2016. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,110. Language: English. Published by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
In Installment 6 of The Two Magicians, we learn more about the Familiars; Brooks shares more of his own history; and Dark, previously known only to Nee-Reta, makes his first fierce appearance to Brooks. At the same time, the two Master Seers resurface, thus confirming for Brooks that some events foreseen by Nee-Reta at The Top of The World have already come to pass.
The Two Magicians - Installment 5, "The Weaver's Loom Remembers"
Series: The Two Magicians: From Nowhere to Forever. Pre-release—available August 5, 2016. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,040. Language: English. Published by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
In Installment 5 of The Two Magicians: Weaver Oshi spins out the history of Deannalisa Redfern of Ochersfeldt and her five daughters, who formed the Goathorns Coven; Nee-Reta returns to the Coven with warning of the troublesome rugs Malcom will make in the future, and she helps the Witches to prepare. Her plan is inspired by her encounter with Esmarelda: They must learn the Gypsy way of dancing.
The Two Magicians - Installment 4, "Nee and the Magic Satchel"
Series: The Two Magicians: From Nowhere to Forever. Pre-release—available July 15, 2016. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,350. Language: English. Published by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
In Installment 4 of The Two Magicians: Brooks, also watching the replay of Malcom's past, reveals his passion for Brunagwa, the Red Mountain Witch; Nee-Reta tries to learn the fate of the magic satchel - and Malcom - by going to Weaver Oshi at The Top of The World to see the Future; when Brooks recalls Nee-Reta's trek, he wonders how he failed to perceive her secret friend, the strange dog, Dark.
The Two Magicians - Installment 3, "The View from Intuisha's Cliffs"
Series: The Two Magicians: From Nowhere to Forever. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,770. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2016 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
In Installment 3 of The Two Magicians an eddy of Time replays Malcom's past so that the Gypsies, watching from their camp above Witches Meadow, see his arrival in the magical city of Ochersfeldt and his meeting with Master Seer Varluft, then follow his ill-fated trip to the Goathorns, where he steals Brunagwa's magic satchel from Nee-Reta - this is the very object they are on their way to return.
The Two Magicians - Installment 2, "Summer Solstice, Forward and Back"
Series: The Two Magicians: From Nowhere to Forever. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,830. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2016 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
In Installment 2 of The Two Magicians: Zeek, minding Robyn's store, The Lost Unicorn, is unnerved by a fierce black dog and spindly "scarecrow man" who's after more rugs like those the bellydancers took to the convention; Robyn tells Faye about the parallel worlds while they hike in Piper Canyon; and Nee-Reta contemplates her strange experiences as the Familiar of Brunagwa, the Red Mountain Witch.
The Two Magicians - Installment 1, "Converging on the Knot"
Series: The Two Magicians: From Nowhere to Forever. Price: Free! Words: 15,990. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Installment 1 of The Two Magicians, wherein: We meet our narrator, the Minder Brooks; Robyn vanishes for an instant while dancing with her troupe at the Harmony Convention; Ramon senses the proximity of Gypsy Esmarelda, and fears her strange effect on Robyn; Esmarelda and George Drumm journey to the Goathorn Mountains to return a magic satchel, and briefly encounter Nee-Reta, misplaced in Time.
Ancestral Notes: A Family Dream Journal
Series: Biography & Memoir. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 42,100. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Dream journal entries, poems, essays, short stories, and a drama based on the author's investigations into her family history and cultural identity. She explores the themes of Jewish spirituality, shtetl life in Europe, immigration to the USA, and men's and women's traditional roles. Repeated references to spirits suggest that this inquiry is not only guided but demanded by ancestral souls.
Digital Face
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 35,250. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Foreword Reviews gives this collection 5 Hearts (Summer issue, on stands 6/1/16): "The eleven short stories collected in Zelda Leah Gatuskin’s Digital Face all address, in one way or another, the question of what is real....each piece in the collection features an interesting sci-fi premise crafted well..."
The Carlos Chadwick Mystery: A Novel of College Life and Political Terror
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 82,760. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Literature » Literary
How and why does a college kid become a radical, possibly a terrorist, in the early 1970s? The mystery is why the mainstream media narrators fail to understand their own story. This wild tale predicts the pseudo-debate about political correctness. A marvelous spoof of Gothics, Harlequins, college life and the way the American mind works, or doesn't work.
The Pianist Who Liked Ayn Rand, A Novella & 13 Stories
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 79,610. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2015 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Childhood overseas. Trying to find oneself as an artist. Growing up Latino. Music, musicians, and an eccentric musicologist. A statue, a cigarette, a moustache. A nightmarish piano recital. Abortive romances. Loneliness, silence. The problem of fascism. These are among the subjects evoked in this collection of fourteen pieces, both "straight," realistic stories and more "experimental" narratives.
The Time Dancer
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 76,030. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2015 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A romantic tale of time travel, mistaken identities and parallel worlds. When George Drumm falls in love with Esmarelda, he must learn the secrets of the Spiral Map of Time, or lose her to the future. The two leapfrog across the spiral in search of lost cats, missing satchels and each other, and in the process share glimpses of their magical universe with residents of the dusty town of Caliente.
Castle Lark and The Tale that Stopped Time
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 124,150. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2015 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
In this futuristic adventure wrapped around a tale from the past, a pair of teenage protagonists take part in the resettling of Earth after two centuries of human exile on Mars and Luna. Disenchanted with life under the domes, Fasha and Alex discover that nature, magic and romance still prevail on the home planet -- with a little help from the Brotherhood of Wizards.
Hitler’s Last Gasp
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 55,310. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military, Fiction » Historical » General
America faces grave danger: Hitler has devised a weapon that could kill millions. A German U-boat is making its way toward the US, carrying missiles that will release a deadly virus on the country. U-boat skipper Brinker, refusing to allow the Nazi hijackers to commit such atrocities, stages an uprising. But Nazi Commander Krantz has survived and will stop at nothing to see the weapon unleashed.
"The Holiness of the Real": The Short Verse of Kenneth Rexroth
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 101,160. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2015 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Essay » Literature
With this e-edition of Donald Gutierrez's masterful "The Holiness of the Real," students and lovers of American poetry will now have an in-depth analysis of the short works of San Francisco's most iconic poet at their fingertips. Here is the exact text of Amador Publishers' 2014 2nd Edition of Gutierrez's authoritative guide to the works of Kenneth Rexroth, revised for convenience and ease of use.
Amerika? America! - From Immigration to Espionage
Series: Krutein Memoirs, Book 3 · Biography & Memoir. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 90,210. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
Vol.3 of the remarkable autobiographical memoirs of Eva Krutein finds the family moving to California - in the 1960s! - with five teenagers! Suddenly Eva's narrative is interrupted by her husband, Manfred. His secret diary is quoted at length, revealing how his "ocean mining" job for Howard Hughes is really a secret spy project to raise a lost Soviet submarine from the floor of the Pacific.
Paradise Found, and Lost: Odyssey in Chile
Series: Biography & Memoir · Krutein Memoirs, Book 2. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 74,220. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Central America
Eva Krutein's adventure continues with the family's nine years in Chile, where they are warmed by the beauty of the land and the openness of the people. Eva is sensitive to social injustice and machismo, and senses the pending violence of revolution and counter-revolution. As in part 1 of the Krutein memoir, "Eva's War," we see important world events from a new perspective.
Feeling the Unthinkable, Vol. 4: Power of the Pen - Iconoclasts to the Rescue
Series: Social Justice. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,450. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Donald Gutierrez's essays and reviews have been collected in a passionate appeal for sensitivity, change, and action in confronting government abuses and social inequity. Vol.4 focuses on a humanistic and poetic perspective against the preceding darkness that Feeling the Unthinkable explores. "Surely there is no more astute and sensitive observer of our political culture than Don Gutierrez."
Feeling the Unthinkable, Vol. 3: Business as Usual - Greed, Racism and Genocide
Series: Social Justice. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,390. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
Vol.3 of Professor Gutierrez's powerful collection of social justice essays and reviews focuses on issues of class, racism and greed. "His claim that democracy is under attack is spot-on and his cry for activism is necessary and timely." Earnest, informed and articulate, Gutierrez raises a voice of moral conscience too often lacking in today's public discourse.
Feeling the Unthinkable, Vol. 2: War and Democracy- War on Democracy
Series: Social Justice. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,430. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
Professor Donald Gutierrez's essays and reviews on social justice have been collected in a passionate appeal for sensitivity, change, and most importantly action in confronting government abuses and social inequity. Vol.2 focuses on problematic areas of America's democracy such as militarization, war, prisons, and political rhetoric. It includes the book-title essay "Feeling the Unthinkable."
Feeling the Unthinkable Vol. 1: State Terrorism - My Country Must Not Torture in My Name
Series: Social Justice. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,420. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2013 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Gutierrez's essays and reviews have been collected in a passionate appeal for sensitivity, change, and action in confronting government abuses and social inequity. Vol.1 focuses on Washington's abuse of power domestically and abroad. This is important reading for all Americans, who need to know that their government has used U.S. money and clout to direct hellish activities abroad in their name.
Eva's War: A True Story of Survival
Series: Biography & Memoir · Krutein Memoirs, Book 1. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 82,720. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » War
Danzig, a Free City between the Great Wars, then seized by Hitler in 1939, is threatened by Soviet troops as Eva Krutein flees with her daughter in January, 1945. It is the beginning of a harrowing year of privation, defeat, moral quandaries, growth and, finally, healing. This compelling account of the hardships and horrors of war remains throughout an uplifting family odyssey.
Caesar of Santa Fe, A Novel from History
Series: Southwest Fiction, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,440. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Historical
This rousing tale describes the administration of Governor Luis de Rosas, in colonial New Mexico around 1640. A tempestuous love affair determines, temporarily, the outcome of a bitter struggle for power between government officials and Catholic missionary/clergy.
From Fear To Love: My Journey Beyond Christianity
Series: Biography & Memoir · Harry Willson Humanist Philosophy, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 75,810. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism
WINNER! Philosophy Book, 2013 NM-AZ Book Awards! The "philosophical memoir" of Harry Willson, former clergyman and committed writer-teacher-activist. Those who come for the first time to Harry's work will discover an informed, irreverent voice of reason in a world gone mad on dogma, hype, guilt trips and power trips. Above all, Harry's commitment to personal and mutual liberation shines through.
Myth and Mortality: Testing the Stories
Series: Harry Willson Humanist Philosophy, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 72,430. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing
Informed by personal experience and scholarly study, Willson challenges readers to examine the ideas and beliefs they may have accepted by default, and to make a conscious choice to replace all that breed guilt, hatred and fear with those that bring joy, compassion, and enthusiasm for life. He suggests that fear or denial of death is the result of our unwillingness to set aside ego.
Freedom From God: Restoring the Sense of Wonder
Series: Harry Willson Humanist Philosophy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 57,740. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
Thinking Aloud Allowed! Thinking about God went into a black hole in the '60s with "God Is Dead." Fundamentalism doesn't count, because there's no thinking there. Here's a book that goes all the way into that black hole and comes out the far end -- into liberation. This challenge is for persons who can read and like to think, and can still sense wonder. The fresh air is wonderful!
Where the Sky Used to Be
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 129,390. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When Claire and her best friend Lydia reluctantly take on “the Muffin project” for the summer, they soon find themselves attached to Muffin and other residents of Westcare Manor. While teens and seniors bond, teens and parents clash; and Muffin and her aging daughter Jo battle on in their own way. Where the Sky Used to Be is a story about art, love, compassion, and following your own path.


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