Margaret Radisich Sleasman
I have many interests, love reading mystery books, anything about tigers, and grandkids (not particularly in that order). I wrote a Bible study and am pretty much unmoveable in my literal biblical view - so don't try. I am attempting to write a couple mysteries one for adults and one for pre-teens. I edited and published a monthly historical newsletter, "The Pacific Northwest Croatian" for seven years and learned much about my people during that time. I have been writing on Helium since July of 2009 and Faithwriters since December 2009. I found the humor section and discovered that humor may be my niche, but my first love is writing Christianity articles. I have five grandchildren. I have five children, grown - but not grown up. We have a German Shepherd (Kobe)and a potbelly pig (Porky). Spent 35 years of my life making concrete lawn ornaments. I am Croatian, my husband is German... a family of stubborn, but silly people. That's about it.
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Pacific Northwest Croatian, Volume 3
by Margaret Radisich Sleasman
Approx. 17,250 words.
Published on August 22, 2013.
The Pacific Northwest Croatian was a monthly newsletter that ran for seven years. The stories are historic in nature and tell of the early Croatians and their families, especially those working in the commercial fishing sector. There will be as many photos as possible to personalize these stories. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy them.
Twenty Funny Stories - Book 6
by Margaret Radisich Sleasman
Approx. 12,680 words.
Published on October 28, 2011.
Ever wonder about people who are always laughing? They are usually remembering stories they have read in the TWENTY FUNNY STORIES books.
What Happens When We Die
by Margaret Radisich Sleasman
Approx. 19,040 words.
Published on October 10, 2011.
Many of us wonder what will happen when we die, if there is life after death, where will we go, what will we do? This book sets out to answer some of the nagging questions that need to be answered.
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- Dancing in Heaven — a sister's memoir
on Oct. 12, 2011
In this poignant memoir of her sister, the author tells of the love and devotion of her parents and the blessedness of having Annie in their family for 51 years. The family never regretted the decision to keep Annie at home and take care of her themselves; saying, "God gave her to us and we will do the best we can to care for her, she simply does not belong in an institution."
I could not put the book down and read it in one sitting; from it, I learned what is really important in life. Everyone should read this memoir, the author wrote with love, honor, and care to preserve the precious memories of Annie. She also wrote about some of the mixed emotions she had growing up so that we could see the struggles in her and her famillies lives. A very true-to-live story that you won't be able to put down.
- Building Blocks
on March 23, 2012
This book is a must read for those who are trying to understand rebellious kids. There are so many factors in a child's growth that cause their behavior to be bad, good, or indifferent. Kevin Dominic has written a novel that understands these factors; whether or not these are his life experiences doesn't matter, but he understands them better than most and is able to put the story in to a fantasy-novel form. The star character of the book shares his feelings about many things including the God who seems not to care.
My favorite quote from his book is: "The fact that there are Christians who do not follow God's commands does not mean that God, Jesus, the Bible, or Christianity must be lies designed to milk the public out of their cash. People are imperfect. We make mistakes. We make bad decisions. We don't always do what is smart, fair, or right. We are imperfect beings, and we always will be imperfect beings. None of that has any bearing on whether or not God and His Son are real or whether or not He loves us."
His imagination is wonderful and had me believing in time travel. This is not only a great Christian testimony, but a heart-breaking story of an abused child and the child's understanding of "why" bad things are happening to him.
I highly recommend this book, many of us have been though various abuses and many have not, but we can all understand our fellow human beings better after reading this novel.
- Core Values
on June 03, 2012
I thoroughly enjoyed Core Values; as in previous books, Mr. Shalako has proved to be a professional and thoroughly researched writer. His character Charles Brubaker seems to be much like him, always researching, writing, researching some more and enjoying every minute of it.
The story takes place in Canada and Bru (as he is tagged) is on disability which gives him a lot of time to research the issues before writing letters to everyone that he thinks has the power to change things. He takes it upon himself to be the defender of all the people in the area who have been getting sick from the contamination and the others who are being cheated and/or mistreated by those in power. This puts Bru on the “crazy” list and he gets picked on by the law, the government, and the neighbors. He keeps plugging along and after losing his house due to a bad neighbor’s complaining and accusations; ends up living with his elderly father. Even with all his problems, he still investigates, writes and keeps his sense of humor and his sanity.
I can say no more because of the ending, but the story gets quite exciting towards the end and very scary. Mr. Shalako wrote the scenes so perfectly, that I did not want to go outside after dark (or sit close to a window) when I finished the book. You will enjoy this story and will wonder if, indeed, it could be a coming horrific scene caused by chemical contamination.
- The Recycling Kid
on June 04, 2012
I always enjoy Edwin Stark's books and this short story is yet another enjoyable read. His character Tim was a typical teen trying to earn money for a video game he wanted, (but that his dad would not allow him to have) by selling aluminum cans. He unwittingly meets a vampire in the sewer where there is a large pile of cans for his taking and has to escape. Mr. Stark does an excellent job portraying the feelings and thoughts of Tim as he writes the story. A really fun book to relax with on a rainy afternoon.