Cozy Publishing is located in northern Maine near the Canadian border. We represent cozy novels, poetry, screenplays and anything we please on many digital sites with paperback versions on Amazon. We are "cozy" in the sense that we produce books that are poiticized (Democratic) but non-violent and non-graphic. The Silver Lake Series is a series of brain-twister sub-plots and mysteries. We like to feel that we have published something of value.
We reside in a farming (rural) area watching the wildlife -- recently foxes, weasels and cardinals -- and the ubiquitous coyote, all protected by a wonderful rescued Yorkshire terrier named Sparky, or Superman considering his task. We support third world and other animal rescue organizations online and has owned quite a few amazing dogs and cats.
We have four book websites -- silverlakemysteries.weebly.com -- jitterbug-watson.weebly.com -- zarabrookswatson.weebly.com and appleciderpoetry.weebly.com -- We publish two series: The Silver Lake Mystery Series and the Bonaventura Cozy Mysteries -- samples of these books and links to online downloads are on the above websites.
Hidden Treasures is a volume of short literary-poetic-prose stories with socially progressive arguments. The stories range from themes of serendipity, cloning, animal rescue and property tax to race and ethnic relations. These stories are appropriate for teens as well as adults.
Officer Carlton Thomas, a dishonest cop newly hired in Silver Lake is an aggressively unfriendly professional poker player. We visit the "High Rollers" Casino in Silver Lake during an increasingly antagonistic game of "Texas Hold 'Em" where the local cop is becoming agitated because he met his match while trying to "take" a few naive tourists in a high stakes game ending with a whirlwind chase.
Jake Wheeler, a child computer prodigy and adult hacker, is about to undergo a radical personality change. Bullied as a child, inheriting a vast fortune from his Scottish grandfather, he is being chased by a slew of international police. Now is not the time to change, but he is a lost man and has no option. His personal helicopter loses altitude over the Scottish Hebrides, he must survive.
This is the first book in a mini-series about international cyber crime and Cyber Vigilantes within the Silver Lake mysteries. S
Jake Wheeler has been a major cyber-criminal, a teenage genius and computer prodigy, a hacker and Dark Net web-host,
the victim of a ‘copter crash on the cliffs off the Scottish Highlands, honorary member of Anonymous, an FBI fugitive.
Then, possibly, an FBI informant.
"Good Morning, America, How Are You?..." Tie Dye is the Sixties sequel to the Fifties historical novel, Jitterbug. In 1966, a young teenager faces anti-hippie prejudice when her father gives her a converted garage/barn in rural, central Illinois as a gift for her birthday. To top it all off, two runaway teenaged lovers complicate things by showing up in the area in the midst of these problems.
Soft, non-graphic, historical suspense novel of the Fifties. Vincente Bonaventura is a dashing, fancy-dressing tailor/farmer from the dark cypress bayous of n. Louisiana. He sells Fuller Brush & Electrolux vacuum cleaners door-to-door around the south while gently & skillfully raising his infant daughter Julietta & rescued bulldog, Romeo. He is tagged as an unwilling cocaine mule. A real thriller.
This is the First Book in the Silver Lake Cozy Mystery Series by Sophia Watson. Silver Lake Illinois is part of the East Cape Girardeau farming community and extreme sports - eco-tourist area. The town is situated across the Mississippi river from Mingo National Wildlife Refuge and the foothills of the Missouri Ozarks. It features bungee jumping, hot air balloon rides, spelunking & more.
This is a potpourri of shorts by Cathy Smith. It spans surprise stories of serendipity, prose poetry describing a wild child, freedom found stories, a ballerina, a generous, egalitarian elderly Cherokee woman in the old south and many more intriguing fantasy and fiction themes.
Silver Lake is an exciting eco/jet-setter nexus of extreme sports, fishing on the Mississippi, spelunking in the Ozarks & much more - plus Asia Reynolds, Elise Snuggles & Sgt. Sheila Rodriguez, dogs & livestock solving the problems of the rich and privileged. 4 books to the series -- the second book is "Snow Angels" -- the third book is "That Summer in Silver Lake" -- the fourth book is "Solstice". Books 2 and 4 comprise a mini-series on international cyber crime.
See silverlakemysteries.wixsite.com/sophia-watson for links and book descriptions.
The first book in this series is "Jitterbug" which begins in 1950 with the birth of Julietta Bonaventura. Her mother Emma died of Cholera about the time she was born. Her dad, Vincente, brokenhearted, decided to take the infant Julie with him as he begins a new life as a traveling salesman.
The second book in the two part series -- "Tie Dye" -- begins in Chicago where Vince has a life as a successful tailor in his own shop. Bannister Willis, an old childhood friend and gangster, is able to take a fishing boat to Europe and begin a new life for himself, as well.
Julie, about fifteen, now sews for herself. She tie dyes T-shirts and sells them, pot, incense and hippie stuff on a blanket in Lincoln Park in Chicago. It is the Sixties and the social revolution of the times is going full blast. Always the precocious child, Julie has gone from wearing lipstick at six to selling tie dye as a successful hippie entrepreneur in her teens.
A White Cat For Christmas
on April 02, 2016
I really enjoyed the smooth writing of Cherime MacFarlane AND the story. Set in the Alaskan "out-back" this is a slow-building romance and kitten rescue -- a way good "catch the wild kitten hiding under the shed" story. The of beginning of a real love makes one rush through the story to get to the relationship you know will be there. MacFarlane has interesting human observations and funny, hip metaphors. She smoothly switches voices and her building of the human relationship is intriguing. In all, this short romance fiction is done in a polished and beautifully written style by an obviously experienced writer.
on April 22, 2016
Cherime MacFarlane is a wonderful, polished writer with very subtle skills at building a love story from conversation to the first touch. In this story we see a true-to-life version of a strong, self-sufficient Alaskan, backwoods woman. Molly, the main character is self-described as "not having a lot of good sense." She loves to drive the Alaskan out-back and a cousin "needed someone a bit nuts" to freight one small vintage plane engine and exchange it for another. So, no surprise, she volunteers to drive it in her pickup. Riding with her, helping, is a silent male passenger, Lou. MacFarlane's knowledge of the life of an Alaskan fisherman paints an accurate, romantic picture of Lou right down to the scars on his hands. A very meticulous writer, note the synchronicity of the photos. In the chapter, "Palmer to Sutton" there is a tiny pickup in the photo. Also note, when the two are driving back to Anchorage at night, the truck lights go on in the photo.
Horn Hoof Feather Soul: A Year in the Life at a Farmed Animal Sanctuary in Photos
on May 04, 2016
This book is excellent. Anyone who is online with animal or even human rescue organizations knows that the internet revolution saves many lives, and all sentient beings have a life. And a life to save. The stories herein are not unusual. What is unusual is anyone's ability to endure the suffering of others. So be inspired and read this book and all its stories.
In The Cold I'm Standing
on June 07, 2016
beautifully written book. touching and sincere. like most poetry it represents a daily philosophic outlook. poetry is important to paint a picture of our lives. outstanding point of view. thank the writer.
and when the stars fell
on June 07, 2016
beautifully done creation. takes you in a moment of ms. perera's time. read and enjoy like the sunlight in an otherwise gloomy week.
Dogs of Delhi: A Photographic Journey of Must Love Metropolitan Mutts
on Dec. 23, 2018
This is a nice, little photo journal. It is lovely to see someone that notices the small things such as strays. Third world strays are notable for their gentle demeanor. Hope they fed a few on their way. Truly worth a few moments of your time to peruse their photos. It would be nice to have a few more books like this.