Kathy Steinemann, Grandma Birdie to her grandkids, is an award-winning author who lives in the foothills on the Alberta side of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. She has loved words for as long as she can remember, especially when the words are frightening or futuristic or funny.
Her career has taken varying directions, including positions as editor of a small-town paper, computer-network administrator, and webmaster. She has also worked on projects in commercial art and cartooning.
Learn how to harness body language, cut hackneyed adjectives, and draw on the environment for ambience. No more wooden characters. You’ll transform them into believable personalities that your readers will learn to love. Or hate.
Meet Megan and Emmett, a married couple who bicker and snipe but forgive the cookie crumbs in bed. Follow their humorous journey as they spar their way through pre- and post-retirement, with occasional appearances by their daughter and granddaughters—and their cat.
Ordinary writers describe the body in order to evoke images in readers’ minds. Extraordinary writers leverage it to add elements such as tension, intrigue, and humor.
The Writer’s Body Lexicon provides tools for both approaches, with a boggling number of word choices and phrases for body parts.
Add depth to your writing. Mold the body until it becomes an integral part of your narrative.
Writing should grab—and hold—a reader's attention. Mistakes hinder believable characters and memorable stories, but the right advice makes those mistakes easy to fix.
This book provides the resources that enable writers to create words that leap from the page into readers' imagination. It's the reference every writer and poet should own.
You just read your manuscript and discovered that your characters nod like marionettes in every chapter. When they’re not nodding, they roll their eyes.
Time to slash the Pinocchio strings.
Transform your protagonists into believable personalities that your readers will learn to love. Or hate.
Get in the driver’s seat, relax, and enjoy your journey—with Kathy Steinemann’s book as your GPS.
Rules, rules, rules!
Don’t feed the cat bacon. Don’t grab the closest fortune cookie. Don’t give Lisa milk.
And then there’s Rule 1: Emmett is always right.
Ha! Megan has her own take on that.
Emmett says he married Megan for her wicked sense of humor.
We know better.
Are you ready for belly laughs, chuckles, and a tear or two?
Buckle your flightbelt and enjoy a speculative fiction journey through universes of possibilities, probabilities, and what-ifs. This anthology will entertain you with humor and horror, love and hate, desperation and hope—shaped by the imaginations of nine authors with diverse voices.
If you’re allergic to laughter, get your meds ready. Nag Nag Nag will exercise your laugh muscles. It might even make you wet your pants.
Megan and Emmett share many of the same quirks and problems as other married couples. The way they deal with them might take you aback.
Suppose you saw something you couldn't explain. And then suppose it turned out to be something far stranger, or funnier, or more horrifying than you ever expected. That element of surprise, and a different way of looking at things, is what this anthology is all about. Most of the short stories take less than fifteen minutes to read, and the ultra-short drabbles take less than thirty seconds.
This e-book is a suspenseful and thought-provoking collection of short stories and poetry—dual-language pieces that will leave you wanting more. English students trying to learn German—or German students attempting to learn English—will benefit while reading intriguing plots that expand one's horizons and pose ancient questions about morals and ethics, sometimes with a dash of humor.
Lesen Sie zweisprachige Erzählungen und Gedichte, die Sie in ihren Bann ziehen werden. Ob englischsprachige Studenten, die Deutsch lernen möchten—oder deutschsprachige Studenten, die Englisch lernen möchten: Das Lesen fesselnder Handlungen, die den Gesichtskreis erweitern und die uralten Fragen über Moral und Ethik stellen—manchmal mit einem Spritzer Humor—bietet ihnen viele Vorteile.
Freebies are everywhere! Save many times the cost of this book just by accessing its free resources. No matter what foreign language you're studying, the tips in this book will help you learn more effectively. Don't buy another reference manual, audio package, or piece of software until you've read it.
Diese Auswahl an Kurzgeschichten und Gedichten ist gleichzeitig unterhaltsam und lehrreich. Lesen Sie die zweisprachigen Erzählungen über die Eskapaden von Matthias. Einige der Texte umfassen besondere Konzepte wie das Erkennen von Buchstaben. Man wird von dem einfachen Sprachansatz profitieren.
Not just for kids! Read short dual-language tales about the escapades of preschooler, Matthew. Some of the pieces embrace particular concepts such as alphabet recognition. Language learners will benefit from the straightforward approach. Note: this edition includes three previously unpublished pieces.
Escape IBS prison, and rescue your mind from its constant worries over unpredictable toilet habits. Discover what people from around the world have done to improve their symptoms. Once you have the information, reset your compass. Don't wait. Today's your day!
Confused about fiber? You're not alone! No more guessing. This book contains over 450 entries in several charts—useful for anyone with bowel problems like diarrhea/constipation, or for health-conscious individuals interested in increasing their daily fiber consumption.
Squish that suitcase! Squeeze everything into a carry-on, and save on excess baggage fees. Learn how to pack without wrinkling your clothing. Find out why you should use braided elastic instead of shoelaces. Create your own packing strategy by reading what other people do. Then enjoy your vacation.
Air angst no more! Are you a parent traveling with kids? A pregnant woman planning to fly abroad? A pet owner wanting to take Fido on the plane? A senior? A disabled traveler? A woman traveling alone? This book has targeted advice for all of you. Over 300 tips that will make your next flight smoother.