Skywater Publishing Co.

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Skywater Publishing Company was founded as a publisher of ebooks and audio books, as well as traditional print versions. We seek to publish quality poetry and prose that not only stands up to high literary standards but is also accessible to a wide audience of readers.

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The Stray Pitch
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,460. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012 by Skywater Publishing Co.. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Born into a family of thieves, Wendy Winkworth becomes a private investigator because “you don’t go to jail if you’re caught.” In 1950, 24-year old Wendy is hired by the mobster/owner of the Star Spangled Girls Baseball League to infiltrate the Burton City Hornettes and find the murderer of its star pitcher, a blonde bombshell of amazing physical powers and influence.
Ballistics Reports
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,460. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011 by Skywater Publishing Co.. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
The American poet Henry Rifle is dead. You could remember him as the guy who fell in a hail of bullets launched his way by a Mexican firing squad. Or you could remember him for his poems and the charitable work he liked to tell people he did. Undoubtedly, he would prefer the latter. He might especially appreciate it if you remembered him for his last collection of poems — Ballistics Report.
Mama Joy
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,260. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011 by Skywater Publishing Co.. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Mama Joy is lit with a quiet beauty, its language easy in the best sense of the word--graceful, melodic, never over-handled. The poems in Eileen Silver Lillywhite's collection move together like variations on a favorite theme, the "streets rasping with Cadillacs" and the "winds booming across continents," all of which set the tone for a frank look at life's major thematic movements.
Gigs
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,940. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011 by Skywater Publishing Co.. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Blues in D minor, big bellies over factory belts, and Elvis Presley license plates-Gigs is a collection of poems that shows us the gentle beauty of ordinary life. Davis's language breathes, without labor. His metaphors fit tight. And the rhythm of each word keeps pace with our innermost beats. Absolutely every poem in this book hammers a rightly strung cord.
The Baseball Diet Book
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,410. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2011 by Skywater Publishing Co.. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Pat Ryan won’t offer tips on dieting in his collection of short stories, but The Baseball Diet Book will appease readers’ appetites for small-town America’s favorite pastime—baseball. Ryan’s stories embrace those odd, both humorous and serious, moments in life. Each story stretches readers’ imaginations into extra innings, until they are lost in the timeless of the game itself.
My Father's Gloves
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,780. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2009 by Skywater Publishing Co.. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
My Father’s Gloves touches on that most conflicted of family bonds, the one between fathers and sons. With a hauntingly painful voice, Spiering explores the burdensome yoke of a father’s expectations and the struggles a son must face as he grows into manhood. His poems are accessible and wrought with emotions, his descriptions subtle in their complexity, and his pace slow yet deliberate.
Pacific
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,320. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2009 by Skywater Publishing Co.. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Pacific is a poetic mix of Rent and Romeo and Juliet, where two star-crossed lovers, David and Marti, set out to fulfill their dying wish: see the Pacific Ocean. In his poetry collection, Scott R. Welvaert chronicles the pair's journey through the Black Hills, past Devil’s Tower, and to Cannon Beach. Before reaching their destination, they must first accept their fates and the past mistakes.
Well Deserved
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,080. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2009 by Skywater Publishing Co.. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In a narrative with all the clarity and determination of a prophecy, Michael Loyd Gray's Well Deserved chronicles the struggles of four people as they come to the stark realization that their paths are not solitary, but entwined, and their very lives hinge on one shared moment.
Bodywearers
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,160. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2009 by Skywater Publishing Co.. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Whether Connie Colwell Miller writes of a red-tailed hawk hunting for mice or a lover’s underwear crumpled on the floor, her voice is filled with a revealing breathe of candor. The poems in Bodywearers draw our attention to the small details in nature and of the body, often showing us beauty where we may not have expected it.
The Prostitutes of Post Office Street
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,190. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2009 by Skywater Publishing Co.. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
The Prostitutes of Post Office Street drops readers into the red-light district of Galveston, where crooked cops and down-on-their-luck prostitutes dwell. Yet, in this seedy part of town, Frank F. Carden paints a picture of hope as his characters seek to rise above the pain of their broken hearts and misplaced passions, and break free from the ruts that their lives have fallen into.


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