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Sell the Pig
By Tottie Limejuice
Series: Sell the Pig, Book 1. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 46,360. Language: British English. Published: July 27, 2013 by Ant Press. Category: Nonfiction
What happens when dementia, depressed dipsomania and downright dottiness decide to uproot from the UK and move to France together? Eccentric Tottie, her manic depressive alcoholic brother, their mother, whose dementia has given her an obsession with bums, and an equally elderly border collie, decide France's Auvergne is to be their new home.
Voyages Through Life: The Story of John Dunlop Allison
By John Allison
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,560. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
The true adventure story of life at sea in the 19th century, of wars and wives, of gold fever and greed, of death and disease, of storms and shipwrecks all over the world. John Dunlop Allison appears to have written his memoirs in 1909, as he approached ‘the allotted life of man, three score and ten’, which were discovered and transcribed over 100 years later by his great-grandson.
Faces of War: Iraq, the Road to Heaven or Hell
By Michael Foster
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 58,310. Language: American English. Published: August 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
One young American soldier, a Mortuary Affairs specialist, went to Iraq to bring home fallen soldiers and almost ended up a fallen warrior himself. This is the true story of Michael Foster, his team, and their time spent on the battlefield and in the mortuary retrieving and processing the corpses of allies and hostiles, strangers and friends -- and it is the story of those who can no longer speak.
Finding Home: A Memoir of Arts and Crafts
By Anne Koch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,580. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Category: Essay
Finding Home speaks to everyone who appreciates arts and crafts and the role they play making a home. In a series of twenty-six brief essays the author reflects on a range of topics-from rug hooking and macrame to tole painting, letter writing, calligraphy, card making, and porcelain painting.
Dreamers and Deviants - The First Three
By TK Charles
Series: Dreamers and Deviants, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,610. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
Dreamers and Deviants is a series of short stories with two arcs. The first being TK Charles' struggle to transition from a meathead Division One jock to write and publish a novel. The second arc revolves around memories spurned by his observations of everyday life. These memories revolve around his past as an athlete and businessman. The First Three - Hawaii Arrival, Broken Jaw, LuLu Trippin
One Moment: A Memoir of Loss, Stillbirth, Faith, and Hope
By Joan W Higgs
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,730. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
"One Moment" chronicles the author’s experience with sudden loss in her personal life and inside her classroom. It is also her memoir of growing up in West Virginia, daughter to a working single mother for part of her life. Clearly, it is the loss of her granddaughter to stillbirth that dominates this memoir and helps inform the public about a little known epidemic.
When Rupert Murdoch Came to Tea: A Memoir
By David Nunan
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,900. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013 by Wayzgoose Press. Category: Nonfiction
This is acclaimed linguist and author David Nunan’s fascinating account of growing up in the Australian outback in the 1950s and 1960s. (Publisher’s note: Spellings and vocabulary are Australian English; a glossary of terms that may be unfamiliar to North Americans is provided at the back of the book.)
A Circus Without Elephants: A Memoir
By Maralys Wills
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,530. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
Maralys Wills unwittingly becomes the ringmaster of an eight-sport family—a troupe of five boys and a girl that discovers joy and laughter in offbeat creations like double decker bicycles and primitive hang gliders. Thanks to the kids, she soars to 2,000 feet on a tandem hang glider, plays tennis with Dinah Shore, and appears on Family Feud. When tragedy strikes she must find the courage to go on.
Dreamers and Deviants - The Second Three
By TK Charles
Series: Dreamers and Deviants, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,490. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
The second portion of Dreamers and Deviants. See "The First Three" for more information and stories. The Second Three - A Trip Unplanned, Reverse Drug Deal, A Bathtub Freakout - consist of memories revolving around Troy's move to Miami and return to Des Moines and his eventual move to New Zealand. It begins, though, with an unplanned trip in the present in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Damn the Rejections, Full Speed Ahead: The Bumpy Road to Getting Published
By Maralys Wills
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,850. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
A treasure trove of sage advice for the new writer packaged in easy to digest and fun to read anecdotes. Damn the Rejections, Full Speed Ahead offers real world suggestions for writing novels, or non-fiction and turning them into saleable works. Maralys Wills, creative writing teacher and author of 12 books in many genres, a shares from her own experience the dos and don'ts of getting published.