Stillwater River Publications

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Steven & Dawn Porter have been writing and producing books and magazines together since the late eighties when they collaborated on literary magazines and yearbooks at the University of Rhode Island.

Steven is the author of two novels -- "Confessions of the Meek & the Valiant" and "Manisses," which was honored by the New England Book Festival as one of the Best Books of 2013. Steve also served as the Director of Advertising and Public Relations for Lauriat's Bookstores.

Dawn holds a masters degree from Johnson & Wales University, and is an experienced book designer and editor. In 2013, she wrote and published her first book, "Searching for Rhode Island," which was named a finalist at the Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE) First Annual Book Awards.

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Meaningful Aging: How Mindset Makes It Happen
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 67,610. Language: American English. Published: May 23, 2020 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well
THE SECRET TO MEANINGFUL AGING: Learn how adopting a dynamic mindset can provide challenge and fulfillment after retirement and beyond.Most people look forward to retirement – until the novelty wears off. Faced with the loss of personal and professional identity, as well as physical and emotional changes, many find themselves struggling to find purpose and meaning in their remaining years.
Building Hope
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,440. Language: American English. Published: April 9, 2020 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
I’m gonna tell you a story about a school. It was a mad crazy place at first, kids just comin’ ‘n goin’ whenever they want and not much learning happening neither. There was gangstas and playahs and fights ‘n stuff like that. But then some big politician got involved and it must've been an election year or something ’cause all of a sudden we're on that skinny white dude's radar.
The Promise: Discovering Their Gifts
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,310. Language: American English. Published: April 7, 2020 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you were a teen boy or girl and you were given the incredible gift of invisibility? And suppose you could heal animals and people but you couldn’t tell anyone? In this second book of The Promise series, two ordinary brothers, Peter and David Wilson, are given these gifts and more. But no one can know of these abilities or their gifts will vanish.
Taken Out of Laos
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 36,320. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2020 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
With communist forces poised to overtake her home country of Laos, and her father already sent off to die in the work camps, six-year-old Dee, her mother, and her siblings begin the unthinkable act of escaping the only place they know and love.
Outsource Nation: The U.S. on 5 Pesos a Day
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 24,700. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2020 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » General
Follow trailblazers Dick and Jane and their family as they rise from the disaster and heartbreak of career termination to beating Globalization at its own game.
Going Down in an Blip: The Wreck of the "FOUNTAINHEAD"
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 1,320. Language: American English. Published: March 16, 2020 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » General
BUSINESS has always risked running onto the rocks of executive imbecility. But in the last 30 years, it has been driven onto the rocks by waves of financial plunder. Whether by banks, hedge funds, private equity, short sellers, raiders, lawyers, or Russians, THE WRECK OF THE “FOUNTAINHEAD” TELLS THE WHOLE STORY! WE ARE ALL JUST ONE STEP AWAY FROM THE WRECK OF THE “FOUNTAINHEAD” ... BE PREPARED!
Judge Hartwell: A Meredith, Massachusetts Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,000. Language: American English. Published: March 10, 2020 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Abbi Hartwell learned to love her chaotic life with a demanding husband, adolescent children, and an ailing mother. She escapes to the court, where she is a juvenile judge, when she needs rules and order. Then her sessions clerk is killed in the courthouse. Decisions need to be made about what secrets to keep and what secrets to reveal.
An Alien Helped Me with My Homework
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 21,610. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2020 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Science & Technology
Jax Bishop wonders how he’ll ever finish his report on space that he left to the last minute. Now it’s school break and the big soccer game is coming up. But when he turns on his laptop, Zaria from the planet Zix appears on his screen.
There Comes a Time
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 93,440. Language: American English. Published: February 5, 2020 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
THERE COMES A TIME in every life when one must make a stand. All previous experience leads up to this moment when one's true character is tested. How six young men faced their moment during the incandescent 1960's is revealed in... THERE COMES A TIME.
The Defense Millendustry
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 21,420. Language: American English. Published: November 11, 2019 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 21st Century
The defense industry protects our democratic freedoms while increasing threats gather on the horizon. It also fuels our economy and maintains a proficient Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) workforce.
The Unintentional Immigrant
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 68,580. Language: American English. Published: September 22, 2019 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Dr. DeNapoli moved to the U.S.in pursuit of a medical internship to further his promising surgical career.
Voices of the Vietnam War
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 75,090. Language: American English. Published: August 22, 2019 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Biography
Voices of the Vietnam War is an oral history told by the soldiers who fought, and others who were impacted by the fighting halfway around the word, most especially the wives and sibling who waited at home. This book listens to two people who were against the war and had to take their own philosophical stand, often agains their own families and friends.
The Teenager's Guide to Surviving a Horror Film
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 78,700. Language: American English. Published: August 9, 2019 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
Hello, I am your guide. Your spirit guide.Every year, the haunted Mathswell mansion lures eight teenagers into its depths on Halloween night. As a previous victim cursed to wander the estate, Jacqueline uses her expertise on horror films to guide the newest teens. But there is a problem. No one can hear her sarcastic voice.Keeping eight teens alive shouldn't be hard
Sifting Through the Ashes of Me
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 17,830. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2019 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General
Take a stroll outside the lines with Providence actor and poet Jason "Jay" Walker, as he zigzags and crisscrosses down Memory Lane,
Where I'm Comin' From
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 12,060. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2019 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General
Jay Walker is reaching out to the world through his poetry, speaking on world issues & reflecting on all the aspects & events of his life & his art. Where I’m Comin’ From is not a love letter to Rhode Island; it’s a declaration of the status of his emotional journey to the ultimate destination of peace, love & nakedness for all.
Flower
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 13,370. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2019 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General
This third collection of Jay’s poetry is an introspective on love, life, politics, poetry & our place in the world.
Nana and the Hungry Whistle-Pig
Price: $6.99 USD. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2019 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Let the Battle Begin! No matter what my Nana does, something is attacking her garden and eating all of her vegetable plants, over and over again. Nana tries everything she can think of to keep the critters out, but nothing seems to work. What kind of animal can be so hungry that it bites through fences to get her plants? And what will Nana ever do if she actually manages to catch it?
Night Watch
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 7,480. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2018 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General
"In the Night Watch Poems, B. G. Donohue finds the wide chinks of light in the dark.. These are powerful, complex and beautiful, perfectly measured and crafted. In his search for the Divine, Donohue discovers a fertile ground." - Colum McCann, National Book Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, Pushcart Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, et.al. Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing
Bucabella
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 15,680. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2018 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Join the amazing Miss B. and her seagull companions - Winton, Martin and Mario - from the magical secret island of Bucabella, as they journey around the world discovering new places, making new friends, and bringing joy and happiness to those who need it most.
Finding the Right Pieces: A Guidebook for Personal Relationships
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 22,020. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2018 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
“Finding the Right Pieces” is a book about casual relationships, friendships and romantic relationships, that was derived from Dr. Almeleh’s many years of observation and experience treating personal relationships.
Stewardship: A Life-Giving Spirituality
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,760. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2018 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Stewardship & Giving
“Fr. Joe gives us this quick read; reminding us we are all gifted. This means we are all stewards, and expected to be grateful and care for, as well as share, all we are given, including our very lives."
Bottom Line Fever: A Corporate Home Companion
Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 37,960. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2018 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Business
"’In Search of Excellence meets ‘Catch 22’” —Elaine T., exec at a large knowledge-based firm. "Funny as hell. And way—I’m sorry—way too real."—Terri B., former manager, M&A arm of a major telecommunications firm
Alice in Credit Land
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2018 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Remember the debt crisis? The worst economic crisis in America since the Great Depression. The United States almost went under. People say it was caused by the federal government forcing poor people to own their own homes. Were they nuts? Everyone That's why we have projects. That's why we have trailer parks. That's why we have shelters.
It's a Jungle in Here
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 11,160. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2018 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Does a day at the office leave you exhausted? It's because you're fighting off predators from one minute to the next. If you hope to survive, you had better be able to recognize them, and fast!
Wall Street Woman: A Dating Life
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 7,580. Language: American English. Published: August 13, 2018 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Workplace culture
WALL STREET WOMAN: A DATING LIFE IS A BESTIARY OF THE MEN IN THE ORBIT OF A SINGLE PROFESSIONAL WOMAN IN NEW YORK CITY.
Come, Bos
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,770. Language: American English. Published: July 27, 2018 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Educational
It takes just a split second of inattention to tear Jerry Duggan away from a lifetime of caring for his herd of Jersey cows. The dairy farm's best chance for survival is a young man who has done a tour of duty on a battlefield and finds similarities... life and death situations with hidden dangers. To save the farm he'll need to master the give and take dance with the cows at the heart of the job.
Have Mercy
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 42,110. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2018 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Orphans & Foster Homes, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Mercy is a survivor. Growing up in foster care, she always played it safe by taking the right path. She is the "good" girl. Or, at least she was... Even her younger sister using drugs and living on the street did not distract her. But, when Lily turns up just long enough to give birth to a premature baby, Mercy faces decisions that rock her world.
Midlife Magic
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 32,450. Language: American English. Published: April 22, 2018 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
The essential first step for any midlife woman ready to reinvent her life. If you're stuck at the midlife crossroads, wondering "what's next", Midlife Magic provides a powerful first step for your midlife renewal adventure.
The Weirdest Saturday Ever
Price: $6.99 USD. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2017 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Saturdays are supposed to be full of fun and friends, but Mikel Franklin’s Saturday isn’t going quite the way he planned. When a very grumpy Mikel spills his breakfast bagel all over the back porch, things begin to happen that turn his Saturday morning into the weirdest day ever. Can some very creepy little creatures help make Mikel’s day something his friends will never believe?
All the Way Home
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 89,780. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2017 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Alternative Family
Some journeys are simply ordinary. Others take you to places beyond your imagination and can change your heart forever. Life is harsh and racial tensions high in the hills of Kentucky as the Great Depression sets in. Maisy and her friends, Promise and Booker, embark on a journey that is exciting, terrifying, tragic, joyful, and ends in a place they never thought possible.
Full Circle
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 54,680. Language: American English. Published: September 4, 2017 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
What would you do if you possessed the most powerful weapon in the galaxy and every race in the quadrant wanted it? Would you bring it to your superiors? Would you share it with the other races? This science fiction, action-packed adventure with erotic under-tones is the sequel to Advances Of The Ancients, picking up where that story ends.
Soul Sister
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,370. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2017 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
Indigo, surfer extraordinaire, lives to ride the waves of her New England beaches. That is, until her dad banishes her to live with her two aunts in the dry, arid desert of New Mexico. She plans her escape until she meets not one, but two, very different boys. Then her summer gets complicated.
Out of the Box Learning
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,440. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2016 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Home schooling
Beverly assumes public school will provide everything her son Patrick needs to succeed; but he’s been beaten down by the system, and failing and falling further behind as each year passes.
Hitler's Assassin
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 158,100. Language: American English. Published: September 28, 2016 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
When Michael Cohen, a German-American Jew who spent the Second World War trapped in Germany, takes a New York magazine assignment to cover a war crimes trial in South America in 1952, he has no idea what he’s getting into. In spite of his resistance, his life will become inextricably intertwined with the fate of defendant Johann Richter, a former German army officer.
Crossing the Bamboo Bridge: Memoirs of a Bad Luck Girl
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,170. Language: American English. Published: August 30, 2016 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
This vivid, compulsively readable memoir of courage, grief and redemption illuminates the life of Mai, a young girl from Vietnam’s rice fields, who risks everything to escape poverty, abuse and war.
All Women Are Bitches: A Handbook for Men
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 14,560. Language: American English. Published: August 29, 2016 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
All Women Are Bitches is a short, historically factual, very irreverent and slightly biased account of the relationships between women and men and their connection to religion. Although this is clearly meant to be a handbook for men, it is dedicated to all the beautiful women who inspired me to write it.
The Pacas Are Coming!
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 10. Language: American English. Published: July 31, 2016 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Up in the Berkshires, it’s been snowing forever and ZuZu hasn’t been able to go on adventures. But suddenly there’s the promise of some excitement. The farmer is bringing new animals to the barn and ZuZu can hardly wait to make friends with these gentle creatures that hum and have fleas. The pacas are coming!
Oliver's Journey
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 10. Language: American English. Published: July 30, 2016 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Oliver is no ordinary octopus! He is usually off on an exciting adventure until one day when he longs for a place to call home and “fit in.” Join Oliver and his friends Denny, Simon, Miranda, Randall and Luna as they help Oliver discover his most important “journey” yet!
Mother At Seven
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 95,810. Language: American English. Published: July 28, 2016 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Mother at Seven is the shocking, inspirational true story of a little girl’s tragic childhood, and how she endured and overcame a decade of unspeakable abuse at the hands of her cruel and sadistic family. Mother at Seven tells of those critical moments in a child’s life when the only thing standing between the life and death itself was a pure and innocent belief that better days lie ahead.
Unorthodox
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 41,340. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2016 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Evolution... ...is just supposed to happen? But what if it never does? Should we just tie ourselves to the tracks and wait for the train? What do we have to lose by pushing it along?
Poverty & Despair vs. Education & Opportunity
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 42,270. Language: American English. Published: March 13, 2016 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness
Considering that the total costs of poverty, the common bond and requirement among these populations include experiential expertise, responsibility, authority, accountability, an understanding of the poverty arena, compassion and a demonstrated goal-oriented leadership and commitment to ending poverty!
Scared to Death... Do It Anyway
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 52,980. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Anxieties & Phobias
Brian Beneduce has always known there was something wrong with him -- very wrong. Even at a young age when his friends were enjoying activities as harmless as sleepovers, he would hyperventilate, sweat and tremble at the mere thought. He never told a soul. As he got older his condition worsened.
Safe in Crab Apple Creek
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 183,730. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2015 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Barbara Ann Gordon was dead and buried, never to be heard from again. The last few months had been a nightmare. With the help of the U.S. Marshals she was on her way to a new home with a new identity. And now as Emily Gail Henshaw, she looked out the window of her new little house in Crab Apple Creek and saw the same guy she had met on the road earlier that day. Oh my God! The Hunk!
Lolly's Picnic
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2015 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / New Experience
It's a beautiful sun-shining day when Lolly decides it's to go on a picnic with her toy friends. Off she goes, skipping and smiling until she remembers an important challenge she is about to face. Join Lolly's friends Oliver, Kirby, Lucky, Magic and Bellabear on a fun adventure as they help Lolly face her fears and doubts to strengthen her spirit.
Mangia with Micheline
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 55,530. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2015 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Essays
Started as a column in a small-town newspaper, Mangia with Micheline combines generations of Italian-American flavors and traditions with heartwarming, humorous and remarkable personal tales that celebrate those memories shared around the family dining room and kitchen.
Manisses
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 128,440. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Manisses is a rollicking adventure told through a thousand years of history, where you'll meet a brave native maiden, a demure pirate, Prohibition rum-runners, a vengeful witch and many others -- all connected through time by an inconspicuous pile of rocks.
The Kanc
Price: Free! Words: 20,120. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » Occult
When Rick and Annie Waldron, a bitter elderly couple, turn onto New Hampshire's legendary Kancamagus Highway in a dangerous snowstorm, they are unaware that their fate may lie with an ancient forest alive with a vengeful spirit. (Short Story) This special edition of "The Kanc" includes free bonus chapter's from Steven R. Porter's novels "Confessions of the Meek & the Valiant and "Manisses."
Confessions of the Meek and the Valiant
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 122,990. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Confessions of the Meek and the Valiant is not your father's -- or godfather's -- mob story. It's a fast-paced chronicle of love, family, adventure and redemption. It is a story of a young man's quest to discover who he is, who he wants to be, and whether he can accept what the world believes he has become.


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