Clare Nonhebel

Publisher info

Giving it all away! I love the idea of publishing online and being able to make my books - 7 novels and 6 non-fiction works so far - available free to anyone who would like to read them. So several are already FREE on Smashwords and others will follow. Feel free to read and enjoy!
The most recent novel is 'The Healing Place.' I'm fascinated by all the ways people go searching for peace and fulfilment and by the claims made by an ever-increasing variety of practices, therapies and treatments. But how do we discern the genuine from the fake, the harmless but useless and the downright dangerous? In this novel, Franz, the director of The Healing Place sets out to offer people choice; he tries to be accepting of everything - then starts testing everything, in the context of his own life.
The story has light-hearted aspects but touches on some deep questions. I hope you'll like it!
You can see titles and details of all my books on my website
I'm also the publisher and co-author of 'Survivor on Death Row' by Romell Broom, now published as an ebook at a minimal price.
This was a new venture for me. I had volunteered to write to Death Row prisoners in 2009 and the first one turned out to be Romell, who had just survived a two-hour execution attempt in Ohio's death chamber. The authorities intended to repeat the execution the following week.
For me, it was an eye-opener into the nature of the death penalty system. I read Romell's letters and visited him and others. I read accounts by lawyers such as Clive Stafford Smith OBE and by 'Dead Man Walking' nun Sister Helen Prejean, about the failures and flaws that can lead to innocent people being executed. I heard about executioners and prison governors and Ohio's former Attorney General, who now oppose the death penalty and testify that it harms everybody and benefits nobody, including victims' families.
More than 155 US death penalty inmates have been exonerated and Romell too has always claimed he is innocent. But how do you prove it - when you live on Death Row?
It began to seem more than coincidence that Romell's assigned penfriend happened to be an author. Could his dream of telling his story to the world, and somebody listening, be a possibility?
Romell is still alive seven years later, still on Death Row, still asking for his case to be reviewed. His book 'Survivor on Death Row' is on Smashwords, and YouTube links are on his author page.
Whether you have fixed views on the death penalty, or whether you have never given it much thought, I encourage you to read 'Survivor on Death Row' and meet someone who knows.

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Where to buy in print

Survivor on Death Row
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,080. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013 by Clare Nonhebel. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
30 years on Death Row, 1 failed execution, 2 non-matching dna profiles, no lawyer... Romell Broom, who has spent three decades on Ohio’s Death Row, tells his own story: a ‘throwaway’ boy from a disadvantaged background, hastily convicted for a crime he has always protested he didn’t do. Having survived a two-hour execution attempt in 2009 he is still asking, ‘Will anybody listen to the truth?'


The Healing Place
Price: Free! Words: 126,810. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
At 32, Franz Kane is owner-director of The Healing Place, appealing to an appreciative and ever-growing clientele seeking remedies for stress and formulae for fulfilment. The Healing Place has also been Franz’s escape from the past. But now, as one crisis after another challenges his own priorities, Franz has to decide whether it’s worth risking everything for the truth.
Price: Free! Words: 105,630. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Three gifted children: boy genius Eldred, acrobat Lulubelle and disabled visionary Keith are all learning to survive in a world that puts pressure on them to be normal. But, beyond their unusualness, is there another link between them that nobody knows about?
Don't Ask Me To Believe
Price: Free! Words: 88,390. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Faith, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A wide range of ordinary people tell of the life experiences that led them towards or through or away from faith in God. Issues as diverse as religious teaching, childhood abuse, fear, intellectualism, illness, homosexuality, bereavement and crises of confidence - reveal some of the factors that make someone say, 'I believe this - and maybe this - but don't ask me to believe that!'
Healing for Life - An Exploration of the Successes and Failures of Spiritual Healing
Price: Free! Words: 57,660. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healing
'Healing for Life' asks not only, 'Does God really heal?' but also, 'Does God fail?' Writing from personal experience, the author of 'Healing for Life' explores a range of failed as well as successful healings, and debates whether in the long-term some of those failures reveal more than the successes. Reading 'Healing for Life' may change your view of healing - or may change your life.
Far From Home - Stories of the homeless and the search for the heart's true home
Price: Free! Words: 57,820. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness
Mention the word 'homeless' and most people imagine an old tramp in a doorway but, young and old, many people whose lives seem secure can experience homelessness. These moving and honest interviews invite awareness that home means more than a roof over our heads; people may become homeless or rootless within their own mind or body, society or family. Sooner or later, we all need to find our way ho
Price: Free! Words: 18,740. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Foster child Soony has a sunny personality, learning difficulties, a tendency to swear like a trooper … and an imaginary friend called Popcorn. But is Popcorn imaginary? And if not, who is she?

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