Astronaut Roy Bridges intentionally pursued a life of adventure. He diligently, and relentlessly made his dream a reality. Fed by the support of family, and formed by the wisdom and character of their example, he made his way from humble beginnings to positions of leadership and prestige—and followed his dream by flying into space as the pilot of the Challenger space shuttle.
God always has a purpose. We always have a choice. A suspicious drowning, a ghost ship, and a shaman’s chilling prediction of her death on the island force Melissa to question everything she believes. Amid the storm of human greed and natural disasters, a soulful young islander inspires her to make life-changing choices, while faith and friendship draw her to reckon with destiny.
If you love poetry, WHEN LEAVES FALL will fill a new corner of your heart. If you think you don't like poetry, its achingly simple beauty will prove you wrong.
--Linda Grimes, author of Tor Books' Ciel Halligan series
When you lose everyone and everything you love, can you ever live again? Or love again?
An unimaginable trauma. A future that seems impossible. When your world shatters, how do you put it back together?
The world of PTSD recovery is fraught with terror and pain for both Kathleen and Matt. Will their love prove strong enough to survive the agonizing and arduous journey?
Between plans and their execution rage the winds of war. The winds of chance. The winds of choice. The winds of political ambition and human error—and human schemes.
Without Warning is the gripping saga of the Battle of Gettysburg, the Union patriots who fought it, and the man who led them.
A little Romance, a little humor, a twist of Twilight Zone and a splash of vampires, Elise Skidmore’s stories deliver rich tales of a wide range of memorable characters, served up in bite sized pieces. Don’t have time to read a novel? Snack on these delightfully unpredictable tales!
Praying Town is the story of a brave experiment, a forgotten war, and a historic peace between New World Natives and Old World immigrants. Amid the confusion of colonization, two cultures found a way to live together in harmony and respect in communities that once dotted the landscape of what we now know as New England. They were called Praying Towns.
Where should you market your books? How do you make the choices that are right for you? And once you've decided, how do you make it happen? This book walks you step-by-step through the process helping you through the entire process.
What do blog posts and ebooks have in common? Frustrated writers struggling to format them well. This book will give you hands-on experience with basic HTML and CSS giving you the power to tame your formatting nightmares.
Learn the landscape of the modern indie publishing world. This book defines common terms, explains standard practices, provides links to needed resources, and lays out the general procedures for taking a book from a great bit of writing to something people can purchase.
Blogging, managing a website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and more! How is a writer supposed to do all of that and still have time to write? This book covers the building blocks of a unique online presence and basic strategies for each platform. You'll learn the demographics of different social media networks and how to choose which ones to invest your time in.
Being a writer is serious business. You're selling more than a book. You're selling yourself as a writer. Learn strategies for creating your unique brand, and an experimental mindset that will keep you on track through the roller coaster ride of the industry.
Elise Skidmore is a native New Yorker, who has been writing poetry since she was a child. She feels blessed to have had the best parents, husband, and children a woman could ask for, and the strong bonds of family are often the subject of her writing. Her books of poetry are available both in print and all digital formats.
What people are saying about Elise Skidmore --
I've read POEMS FROM THE EDGE OF SPRING, and can highly recommend it! The sort of book you can pick up for a moment's respite or inspiration--or just sit and read from piece to piece, always entertained/comforted/made to think. Lovely book! -- Diana Gabaldon
Poignant and lyrical, every sentence is a gem. -- Karen White
Elise Skidmore is a native New Yorker, who has been writing poetry since she was a child. She feels blessed to have had the best parents, husband, and children a woman could ask for, and the strong bonds of family are often the subject of her writing. Her first book of poetry, POEMS FROM THE EDGE OF SPRING was a finalist in the 2013 EPIC eBook Awards.
What if your mom was abducted? What if the people who held her hostage wanted to erase her mind? Seventeen year old XJ Patterson is genetically enhanced. So is her mother. CAGE, the Coalition to Assimilate Genetically Enhanced Persons, abducts her mom. XJ wants to rescue her, but she won't join the revolution to do it. If she does, she can't live a normal life. And all XJ wants is to be normal.
When a scouting expedition goes disastrously wrong, Marius Quinctius Regillus finds himself in a horde of trouble. With the Mongols encircling the grand fortress city of Antioch, Regillus and his men are trapped between a governor’s ambitions and the Mongolian weaponry. With nowhere to turn, can they save the city, or will Antioch Burn?
Indie publisher Lisa Norman walks you through each step of the process of publishing your own books. She shares stories of what she's learned from years in the business, helping you avoid the rocky areas and stake your claim in the writing industry. Updated for 2018.
on Oct. 08, 2019
This quick introduction to a new author is a must read for anyone who loves Douglas Adams. Sharp wit and humor take on gmo and insanity. I found myself laughing out loud one minute and muttering "ain't it the truth" the next. Fun!