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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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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Senior Scribbles Unearthed
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,150. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
They started out as series of “tall tales” shared with a co-worker. These vignettes proved so engaging, enjoyable and insightful that their author was encouraged to find a place to publish them. Soon afterward a newspaper in the mountains of North Carolina began to beguile its readers with the Senior Scribbles of Chuck Thurston.
Uriel's Gift
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,680. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
Children’s tales aren’t about murder. Bedtime stories rarely involve corporate corruption and ruthless, power-mad billionaires. Fairytales don’t center on environmental terrorism and the end of all life on earth. Grown up novels are never about lost fairies or magic. Or are they?
The Winter
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,390. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
How did the Winter start and when will it end. A courageous, hardy band of survivors struggles to survive a cataclysm that threatens to wipe out the entire human race. In the process they discover strength they did not know they possessed, along with some awful truths about those they admired and trusted.
Marble Mountain Memoirs
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,380. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A Diagnosis of stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma caused by Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam 35 years prior launches the author back into the depths of his soul as a young man, the soul of America at war, and the enemy within.
Senior Scribbles, Second Dose: Take Two of These & Keep Your Mouth Shut
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,600. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
In this series of insightful, humorous essays, Chuck Thurston delights, informs and inspires his readers. This second in a series of wide-ranging vignettes is full of misdirection, nostalgia, personal insight, warmth and beautiful writing.
The Duchess, The Knight and the Leprechaun
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 112,650. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A widow in her middle years, Anna Thornberg has recovered from the loss of her long-time husband Robert, a caring and cheerful Irishman who harbored a secret dark side. Anna’s best friend, Reenie, decides that Anna needs a man in her life .
Blue Belle
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,240. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.50)
Isabelle doesn’t want to be found. Michael doesn’t want to be found out. When Damon starts searching for the centuries-old gold he thinks is buried at Tobermory Bay, it won’t matter what walls they are hiding behind. Rocks will fall. Castles will crumble. No secret will be safe. Age-old castles and blue-watered bays; legends galore, buried treasure and more . . . in Tobermory, Scotland.
Sleeping Bear
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,770. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Life has finally calmed down for wife and mother Cerri Baker. That was until the annual Black Hills Motorcycle Classic and a murder atop a sacred Lakota site. Cerri is asked to use her special talents to assist law enforcement. Between her spirit guide and a pack of disagreeable fae, however, there doesn’t seem much hope of solving the crime before the bikers leave town.
The Knowledge Holder
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,610. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Greg Simon is a regular guy. His uncomplicated life is rudely interrupted when he begins hearing voices and develops an elevated level of consciousness he can’t comprehend. His frustration mounts until he realizes he has inherited a unique ability to help others, and makes it his goal to do so. Greg’s newfound knowledge, would give life a new meaning, and change the world forever.
The Ninety-Ninth Reunion
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,800. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
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The Ninety-Ninth Reunion is a sometimes nostalgic, sometimes macabre, venture into the world of class reunions. Two sisters, one a dyslexic psychic from Wisconsin and the other a purveyor of New South corporate etiquette, tackle a class reunion in the small Iowa town of their youth. In doing so they inadvertently open a hidden wellspring of better-forgotten events.
The Irreversible Life of Mann
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,780. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Ripe with irony, humor and realism, Odell Myer’s novel of young men called away to war simultaneously grips and embraces readers. Drawn into the narrative, readers soar and triumph—and crash and burn with the characters. His story has an astonishing ability to transport his listeners back to that period of time when very young people, through sacrifice and heroism, set the future course of history
A Murder in Her Past
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,120. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When India reads a newspaper account of a recent murder, it triggers a memory from her childhood. She and a friend TK Jonas witnessed a brutal murder fifteen years ago. Taking her research to a friend, Briar Rivers, Briar urges her to go to his brothers, Cade and Elliot. When they hear her story they find more cases with the same MO. As one clue leads to another they uncover a serial killer.
What If?
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 500. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
A book of curious questions asked by an imaginative boy. For example: What if kids were the parents, and the parents were the kids?
A Light to Keep
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Art
A Light to Keep is the inspiring true story of the renovation of the Currituck Lighthouse, a guardian of the North Carolina Atlantic Coast. The book tells the story of different generations that have fallen in love with the historic structure and how they all responded when time and the changes of technology took their toll on the beloved lighthouse and its 1,000,000 bricks.
Blue Flame
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,740. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Wade Capp is a twenty-year-old college student who has sworn never to return to Carvel Ohio or to Arthur, the father he hasn’t seen since his mother’s fatal car accident. When Arthur’s attempted suicide leaves him in a coma, Wade learns that he has the sole legal authority to remove his father’s life support. Wade returns to Ohio with Jeanine, his closest friend and occasional lover.
Right to Trespass
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,320. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Ellen wakes one morning with nothing more than an inner sense that something just isn’t right. It doesn’t take long before this attractive divorced woman discovers that her beloved brother Bud is missing—and something has been added to her world as well. A handsome, abrasive stranger—Zack—has moved into the farm adjacent to her little paradise where she raises cattle and grows flowers. Her world h
Redemption?
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,240. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
In his third novel, Redemption?, Bud Fussell reveals the stark contrast between good and evil in one enormously powerful family. The intrigues, passion and drama are as current as today's headlines--yet as ancient and timeless as recorded history. With his third novel, Fussell has emerged as a writer with keen insight into human nature that he uses to impact his readers as he spins his tales
The Curious Case of the Chinese Chest
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,680. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The Curious Case of the Chinese Chest by Samantha McDermott is a romantic novel wrapped in a crime mystery sprinkled with sarcastic humor and family secrets. When Cindy, the star of the book's ensemble cast, happens across a burglar in her home, she finds herself suddenly sucked into a treasure hunt for her aunt Daphne's prized possessions. This story can jump from funny to deadly serious in a tur
Knife Lines
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,480. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Jerzey Swift, beautiful detective on the Carteret County Sheriff's Department in North Carolina, finds herself investigating the murders of aged campers in an RV park. The trail of clues, replete with surprises, leads her and her partner into danger as they travel from North Carolina, Tennessee and Illinois.
A Ripple in the Water
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,300. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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Kate Penner, a lovely young widow raising her seven year old daughter, has managed to put her life back together with the help of good friends and a year to recover from her husband's accidental death. Fate isn't through dealing surprises to Kate, however. At a point in her life when she thought maintaining was the best she could do, Kate must decide if she can laugh, trust and love once again.
Deadly Adagio
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,810. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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Was the murder of the Peace Corps Director’s wife in Senegal just random anti-American violence, as the official investigative team seems to think? Emily suspects it may have been something else. She ignores everyone’s warnings that she’s putting her life in danger to find out. But it turns out they’re right.
Southpaw
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 560. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Physical & Emotional Abuse
In a wacky town of only left-handed people, something is not right... South Paw explores the ideas of discrimination, bias, and acceptance. Read this book for enjoyment, or use it to stimulate deeper discussions on how we should treat each other.
Grandpa's Legacy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,810. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Charles Tindell inspires and challenges in this fictionalized account of a boy growing up in a time and setting that is at once heartwarming and fearful. The seeds of adulthood are unfailingly planted in a youth through Grandpa's Legacy.
Vintage Treks
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,840. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel
Among the simple but easily attainable pleasures of life, having friends for dinner, corking a North Carolina wine, and reading a passage from VINTAGE TREKS, acts like an appetizer to an appetizer.
Wild Rose
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,500. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
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When Ian MacCraig tries to capture the thief who is stealing artifacts from his kirk in Loch Awe, Scotland, the last thing he expects to find on his video is a woman engaging in a passionate romp under the flying buttresses. Rose Wilson is mortified to learn that Digby, the online friend she met for what she thought was a harmless rendezvous, is a common criminal.
Enchanted Beast
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,150. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Doctors' visits and counseling bring no relief to 15-year-old Lyn. Then she has an exquisite dream--one that brings her immediate and lasting relief. Simply remembering the dream fills her with serenity. Then a stranger, a handsome young man, comes into her life by chance. She begins to believe that the creature who came to her in her dream is actually this same young man.
Cody's Almost Trip to the Zoo
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Cody's class field trip to the zoo is anything but ordinary. Join him and his class on an amazing trip.
Old Man Harry
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 230. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Elizabeth is a girl who wants nothing in the whole world but a kitty to call her own. Then one day at the beach, all her hopes and dreams come true when she finds and takes home the cat she names Old Man Harry. No one, however, is prepared for the big personality of this little cat.
Shepherds
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,120. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Romance » General
In his second novel, Bud Fussell has moved from historical fiction to modern settings and modern problems--that are eerily reminiscent of the most timeless themes: men of power and hubris forced to face the consequences of their actions and the cunning, resourceful women who must cope with their machinations. A page turning read.
Thistle Down
Price: Free! Words: 19,860. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
(4.75)
Can tenderhearted Pastor Ian MacCraig keep a pair of prickly sisters from marrying the wrong men? Emily Downey has found the perfect groom. If only she loved the man... Chelsea Downey is wild about her boyfriend. Trouble is, he’s two-timing her and everyone sees it but her. Their thorny situation gets even stickier when the church ladies come up with a plan.
Where Did You Get Your Tiger, Robert?
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,320. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Bullying, Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
Robert is moving up to middle school, which is difficult enough. He is also taking along his best friend, Boo the Tiger. Boo is talkative and very smart. He gives Robert good advice just when he needs it. The problem is, only Robert can hear what Boo says. Robert’s mother wonders if he needs counseling. Alton, the biggest bully in middle school, is determined to grab Boo and get rid of him.
See Jane Not Run
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,770. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Administration / facility management, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Administration / general
This outstanding application of family systems theory for American classroom educators in the 21st century is concise, light-hearted, extremely helpful and empowering.
Iris Goes To School
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 240. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Children's book. Iris Goes to School and learns about other dogs.
Fractured
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,510. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.00)
FRACTURED is a cautionary novel of the still urgent problem of nuclear waste disposal and the errors governments and the scientific community can make, and have made, in trying to safely solve deadly situations resulting from our technological advances.
The Telephone Killer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,270. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Who will he kill next? A local television station is the link between a murderer and his victims. When the unknown killer calls the station, misleading clues cannot help his intended targets. But why is he killing seemingly random people? An insurance salesman, a police officer and a hitchhiker; the police cannot connect the victims to each other much less to the killer.
Come Home to me, Child
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,260. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.00)
Things don’t work out as intended for Elaine Randolph when her doctors send her, with her young family, to the sleepy Texas town of Veil to aid her recovery from a serious illness. Much as she tries to rest, Elaine just keeps stumbling onto old, unsolved kidnappings, disappearances and cover ups. Veil, she discovers, has concealed a lot.
Off the Chart
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,190. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(4.50)
A terrorist’s mad attempt to bring down a commercial airliner results in a crash landing. The first question the survivors must answer is where they are—since the rugged winter landscape is off the charts. Smith Hagaman’s first novel is an epic tale of hardy souls struggling who survive a horrifying tragedy only to discover the most dangerous part of their story has just begun.
Celia Whitfield's Boy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,660. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Adventure » General
Celia Whitfield’s Boy is a riveting, bittersweet, funny and historically accurate account of a talented young man coming of age in a changing, challenging time. Set in the lumber country of eastern North Carolina in the early days of the 20th century, the novel allows us to watch the growth and challenges faced by of young people against a backdrop racism, economic change and politics.
Warning Signs
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,670. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00)
What harm could come from attending a séance? Kellan Brooks finds it silly until she steps into a crack between her world and a place she could never have imagined. The local grapevine pushes her cleaning business down the drain, her boyfriend to running damage control, and a steady stream of troubled souls to the gate that has appeared in her apartment.
Smokestack
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,470. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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An enormous, enigmatic object appears suddenly in a limestone quarry in the flat lands of the midwest. A reporter, a security guard, and government operatives all seek the answer to what the object is, and why it has appeared.
Just Between Friends
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,260. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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Emma's best friend Layne is getting married to Andy, the old friend Emma has always secretly loved. For the sake of dear friends, Emma keeps her love for Andy to herself. But what is she to do when Layne begins a torrid affair and expects Emma's complicity as she cheats on Andy.
Scoundrel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,230. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Historical » General
(4.00)
In his first novel, Bud Fussell has penned an epic: a struggle between two very different brothers; a pioneer man of the early 19th century building a family and an empire; a troubled soul far from home encountering travel and grace. Jake is the Scoundrel, an unforgettable character living out a saga that remains in the reader’s mind and heart long after the book is finished.
Love Notes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,230. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Christian » Romance
(5.00)
Hope Anderson’s heart is finally starting to thaw. Even Tommy Love’s is melting around the edges. They both want Rainbow Lake Lodge. Only one of them can have it.
Tattletale Roadhouse
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,180. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Tony Lindsay's first venture into social commentary and rural humor is a riotous collection of vignettes rooted in the Deep South and skewering preachers, salesmen, marriage, big shots and especially the downhome, hard-drinking, overly affectionate folks who are his heroes.
All Good Things
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,140. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2012 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Ralph the dog is back, bringing with him the entire beautiful cast of characters from Leigh Somerville's inaugural novel It All Started With a Dog. Back is Dupont Circle neighbor Susan, downstairs tenants Belle and Mary, super efficient legal assistant Georgia, George the aesthetic veteran, and a host of other memorable well-drawn individuals.
It All Started With a Dog
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,330. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2012 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.00)
Despite the good intentions of match-making friends, family, and neighbors, Rachel Springer, a tough Washington, D.C. lawyer, has spent a lifetime protecting her heart from the dangerous possibilities of love. When she finds a ragged stray dog on the streets of Georgetown and brings him home with her, she starts a sequence of startling events that lead her down a path she's never explored.
From Victim to Victory: The story of Regina Lane, the Integon Victim of Winston-Salem
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,730. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2012 by Second Wind. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Early on a Saturday morning, a young woman drove to her parking space in downtown Winston-Salem, got out of her car, and crossed the street to go into the Integon Office Building to work. Before she could step through the door, she was accosted, a gun was shoved into her side, and she was forced back into her car.
Grief: The Great Yearning
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,140. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012 by Second Wind. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Emotions, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
(5.00)
Grief: The Great Yearning by Pat Bertram is not a how-to but a how-done, a compilation of letters, blog posts, and journal entries Pat wrote while struggling to survive her first year of grief. This is an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.
Deadly Traffic
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,720. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Girls are disappearing from Standard High while the local sex trade flourishes. Their absences are barely noticed in the worst school in Arbor City, CA, where turnover and truancy are facts of life. Kendra Desola, the only faculty member likely to care, is on a leave of absence.
Donations to Clarity
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,230. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2011 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00)
The plan was simple: hoax bigfoot, then sell tours to bigfoot enthusiasts. The plan wasn’t brilliant, and neither were Harry, Earl, and Patch. The three chemical-abusing friends only wanted to avoid the 9 to 5 rat race, but their antics attract the attention of a real bigfoot. When mistaken for a female bigfoot by the nearsighted creature and captured; it is just the beginning of their problems.

Books

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.
Some Dreams are Worth Keeping
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 76,010. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00)
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.
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
(4.00)
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
(5.00)
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
(4.33)
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
(5.00)
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)