Second Wind

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"We are storytellers. We have fulfilled an integral role for the human race ever since there was a spoken language. Storytelling is time travel and teleportation; it is prophecy; it is philosophy; it is not just the elimination of barriers but the co-mingling of perceptions; storytelling allows us to emotionally, spiritually and intellectually suspend barriers and relearn our humanity."
– Mike Simpson, Publisher

Second Wind Publishing, LLC, is an independent press that produces quality novels by talented authors with readable, distinctive voices. Each author was chosen to be a part of the Second Wind family based on his or her ability to tell a wonderful story.

The developers of Second Wind researched the publishing industry, emerging technologies, and realized what they needed to do differently. Using this knowledge, they started a new publishing company. The Second Wind staff carefully selected over a dozen incredible writers the first year of operation and, although still small, the company adds more outstanding authors and books every month.

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The First Second Wind Book Video
Includes: Yaweta and The Runaway, George Wright; False Positive, JJ Dare; Murder in Winnebago County, Christine Husom; Carpet Ride, Norm Brown; Colored Waters and White Lies, Brad Stratton; The Medicine People and Lacey Took a Holiday, Lazarus Barnhill; Indian Summer, Dellani Oakes; Fate and Destiny, and Images of Betrayal, Claire Collins; Badeaux Knights, and Mortals, Gods, and a Muse, Suzette Vaughn; Sonya Recovered, Janette Rochelle Lewie.

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No Honor Between Brothers
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 105,490. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Everyone has at least one weakness. Mitch Wilder’s is women. He has always been fussed over, coddled and protected by them. When his father dies in 1967 Mitch’s world starts to fray at the seams. Mitch sees no choice but to hire his brother. Other than the fact that Mitch hates Tom, he has also discovered that Tom had an affair with the woman Mitch loves.
Murder Is a Drag
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 76,100. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Henry Santiago resigned from the Bureau of Detectives when it cost him his family—the wife who divorced him; the missing daughter he failed to protect. Now transient, he comes to a bar in Carvel Ohio to indulge in two of his passions: 1960’s soul music and the comfort of dressing in women’s clothing. When a teenager dies in his arms, however, Santiago will be dragged into a murder conspiracy.
Toggle (one)
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 82,000. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Sophie is a woman of a certain age looking for romance in lots of interesting, unlikely, sometimes rewarding places.
What Goes Around
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 79,200. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Adopted as an infant, Phoebe has had a burning desire for as long as she can remember to know about her birth family. Now twenty-two and having recently graduated from college, she finally follows her heart and hires a private investigator to search for her foots.
Some Dreams are Worth Keeping
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 76,010. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Bipolar is a condition which is affecting thousands of Americans. Susie Johnson’s book takes you inside the world of bipolar, letting you see what life is really like on the other side of the rainbow.
Fly Toward Death
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,540. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
There were three all-female aviation regiments in the Soviet Union during World War II. This is a story about those female pilots, navigators and ground crews that flew and worked under incredibly adverse conditions. From women who flew the little, unarmed bi-planes and bombed the Germans at night; to the fierce, female fighter pilots who fought the seasoned German Luftwaffe.
Break Time
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,250. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Despite what might be idealistic times, not everyone is happy. Alexander Giston, 64 years old in 1966, invented a machine that broke time and allowed him to return to the past and save his wife and son from the train wreck that took their lives. Heeding his advice, they agreed to travel by aeroship instead, and were lost when the aeroship went down.
Rubicon Ranch: Necropieces
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,960. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Residents of Rubicon Ranch are finding body parts scattered all over the desert. Who was the victim and why did someone want him so very dead? Everyone in this upscale housing development is hiding something.
Second Helpings
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 44,310. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
From sweet childhood remembrances to fanciful solutions of family dramas to romantic relationships that begin--or end--during the holidays, Second Helpings is an anthology of stories and memories, but most especially of recipes. Our end-of-year celebrations are occasions that bring reunions with unforgettable feasts and that one special, treasured dish.
Novel Writing Tips and Techniques
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 87,040. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
"As someone who constantly evaluates novels for publication, I was astonished at the breadth and clarity of the wonderful advice contained in this handbook. It addresses concerns as grand as plot development and as simple but essential as formatting your submission." –Mike Simpson, Chief Editor
Rubicon Ranch: Riley's Story
Price: Free! Words: 80,510. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A little girl’s body has been found in the wilderness near the desert community of Rubicon Ranch. Was it an accident? Or . . . murder! But who would want to kill a child? Everyone in this upscale housing development is hiding something.
Change is in the Wind
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 67,270. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Change In The Wind is a fresh, challenging collection of seventeen short stories by as many authors, all dealing with the theme of change and renewal. Virtually every major theme in modern literature, including romance, mystery, crime, science fiction, religion and even nature find their way into these marvelous, eclectic stories.
Mystery in the Wind
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 48,620. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
A Second Wind anthology comprised of outstanding stories written by little known authors of the highest caliber. An engaging series of stories of mystery, mayhem and murder.
Murder in the Wind
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 71,510. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
An anthology of crime/mystery short stories contributed by the outstanding authors of Second Wind Publishing. Murder, mayhem and the unexpected are rife in each riveting story.
Love is on the Wind
Price: Free! Words: 78,010. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Love Is on the Wind is an anthology of romance short stories penned just for this collection by the outstanding authors of Second Wind Publishing.

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Pat Bertram
Latest book: Grief: The Great Yearning. Published February 29, 2012. (5.00 from 3 reviews)