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Title: The Drive In

Author: Douglas Gardham

Publisher: iUniverse

Pages: 130

Genre: Short Stories

Format: Kindle/Paperback

Have you ever been intrigued by what mysteries lie behind the doors and windows of the places you pass by on your drive into work everyday? The Drive In takes you on Tom Johnson‘s commute. Unlike Tom, you’ll get to peek behind some of those closed doors. Remember going to the “Drive-In” theatre? Each story reveals what goes on like watching the “dusk ‘til dawn” features through your car’s windshield. Meet the people at the places Tom only passes by each day. Then discover how his drive in ends like no other.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Douglas Gardham is the author of the STARbook-awarded novel The Actor. He lives near Toronto, Canada with his wife, dog and cat. He loves books, music and movies. This is his second published novel.

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Title: Untaught and Unlearned Knowledge

Author: Fred G. Womack

Publisher: iUniverse

Pages: 466

Genre: Fantasy

Format: History

Much has been said and written about faith in recent times, but do people of this generation really know what faith is? Why has raw faith, through the centuries, chosen Christianity in preference to other global religions when the freedom of choice was allowed? In Untaught and Unlearned Knowledge, author Dr. Fred G. Womack provides information and insight into the functioning of faith, which has been neglected by Biblical scholarship for several years. What is faith? How is faith? When is faith? Why is faith? Womack explores these questions and more and addresses what can be done to increase and strengthen faith. He discusses that an ancient paradigm ensures that authentic Christianity will prevail through faith, and it guarantees the ultimate triumph of truth in religion. In Untaught and Unlearned Knowledge, Womack casts light into the shadows where little or none has been directed with regard to faith, a theme central to all religions and one that enables Christianity to stand apart from the rest.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Fred G. Womack, D. Min., earned a Master of Divinity in New Testament Theology and a Doctor of Ministry. He is a Christian minister with thirty-five years of experience and has been an adjunct professor at the collegiate and seminary level. Womack is married and has three children.

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Title: The Rabbit Culture

Author: Tito Capaldo

Publisher: AuthorHouse

Pages: 200

Genre: Family/Relationship

Format: Kindle/Paperback

Direct and vivid in its telling of the details of the adoption of a 7-year old boy from Romania after the collapse of Communism, the novel manages ultimately to deliver much more. Despite this story, I have been very lucky in my life … I had two wonderful parents, who, in their simplicity they taught me to love and respect Nature and its Laws. I have had satisfactory work experience both economically and professionally, first as a military pilot in the Italian Air Force, and now as a Fire fighting Pilot for the Civil Defence . I am not rich, but I can not complain .. I have everything I need. If you have the adventure to stumble upon this book and buy it, you can be sure that every cent will be used for the survival of the protagonist, my adoptive son ,when I’m gone.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Antonio Capaldo was born at Campo di Giove (AQ) on 14thJuly 1948. Authentic mountaineer, he spent his adolescence in close contact with nature in a mainly agricultural and pastoral farming environment at the foot of the Majella massif. After high school he passed the admission course and joined the Air Force Academy, then he obtained the license as military pilot at USAF Air Force School in the US. He served as an Air Force Pilot on C-130 aircraft at Pisa Air Base for 19 years. He had the opportunity to travel around the world and carry out several humanitarian missions. Then he was transferred to Latina Flight School where he worked as an instructor and flight examiner where he held the position of Group commander. After a 2-year service for the Major Staf (Italian Air Force) he went on leave.

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Title: Generations of Betrayal

Author: NSLeumas

Publisher: Trafford

Pages: 690

Genre: Political Science

Format: Kindle/Paperback

. . .more-praises “You need to know everything in GOB if you are to understand the subversive forces which are destroying our nation, & our White-Heritage.” -gp “GOB is the one phenomenal’ ‘underground’ book that — if read by enough people — will turn America upside down!” -ss ¼-million words * No greater-action exists that YOU now can do for our-cause than to spread “GOBs” message!! * Hidden-truths revealed. . . .never-before combined in one-book * The most-important book of the 21st-century ! (published at-locations worldwide) NSL chose to be the mouthpiece against the schemers, before his own voice is stilled You’ll be fascinated by my-uncoverings, be satisfied that this is the final-word in exposing the lying-deceivers, & so-give your-commitment to spreading GOBs iconoclastic-&- scholarly research N.S. Leumas: He is multiply-published in all genres. He has voraciously-studied everything-historical since-ancient-times, revealing connected-links of ramifications, up to present times. He excels in history-research. “GOB” took him 25-years to complete.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Compiler/Commentator NSL is retired from the professions of music, education, publishing, while continuing his literary/political/social writings, & his mentoring prison-outreach. Besides being focussed on his AA-Teachings, he assists an international-seeking of a “survival-homeland” for kindred-families. Multiply-published in varied-genres (200+ times to-date), including poetics/criticism/editing/ courses/column-syndication, he’s edited/compiled 2 chaps, & is now-processing a book of his-own poetry. He was led into his present-scholarship by the late Jost, of NSK. Recently, he concluded that this, his scholarly-work of 2-decades, has been ‘lost’ (ie, ‘refused’) within the biasing/prejudicing/censoring Anti-Truth Anti-FreeSpeech Jew-Rom publishing monopoly, & so decided to self-publish in typescripted m/s form. He relaxes by singing/piano-styling his-set(“Memories & Remembering”) publicly, after voraciously study-reading everything historical/philosophical/religious/economic since ancient-times, in his isolated hermitage-home in-nature.

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Ted GroschTed Grosch is an American science fiction the author of the novel Quantum Level Zero and other published short stories. Ted has a Ph.D. and teaches electrical engineering. He has published over 25 works of fiction and non-fiction. He lives in Georgia where he works with wood and trains dogs.

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Winston Churchill stated that history is written by the victors. Germany terrorized Britain’s civilian population with V1 and V2 rockets. The Nazi historians would have a legitimate rational for that had they won the war. Quantum Quantum Level Zero 2Level Zero takes place in a dystopian society of the near future Earth, where fanatics are about to win the war on terror for the good for the people and the good of society.

Their leader, Matteen Al-Rama has outgrown his fanatical roots. Once an ambassador and secretary General of the United Nations, he now leads a fundamentalist revolution that uses cloud computing, holographic CGI recruitment rallies, computer worms, rootkits and Trojans, advanced communications, and cybernetic enhancements to spread apocalyptic chaos across the globe. If that weren’t enough, rumor of an alien race wanting to begin diplomatic relations with Earth threatens to solidify Al-Rama’s global stranglehold.

Quantum Level Zero follows three people at the pivot point in the war on terror, one who has knowledge, one who has great need, and one who has the courage to make a difference. Elijah Baraki is a scientist and former official of Al-Rama’s revolution. Eight years ago he lost his wife and three children in a suicide bombing meant to show the world that nobody leaves Al-Rama’s organization. Since that bombing, Eli has concentrated on research and radial technology with the intention to wage war on the revolutionaries. In a world where reasonable people become dissidents, Eli is joined by two-hundred other scientists, engineers and soldiers, all of whom have their own reasons to leave their former lives and battle the growing chaos.

Trevor Hadley sabotaged his own laboratory to prevent the authorities from confiscating his zero-point energy research. Now wanted as a terrorist, Trevor has been working on Eli’s secret project for the past few years as a lab assistant. Eli sends him to reconnoiter an Al-Rama outpost and is almost killed. He teams up with his brother, Eli’s former boss, and Sharon Murphy, a former army helicopter pilot also on the run, in a race to report back to Eli and join the fight to free Earth.

Forces of reason have the edge in the war, but will that remain the case if First Contact goes to the revolutionaries? Quantum Level Zero opens as the world awaits the arrival of Al-Rama’s latest ally, an advanced alien race offering anti-gravity, zero-point energy, and faster-than-light travel. Al-Rama won’t be satisfied with anything less than world domination. Eli won’t be satisfied with anything less than total destruction of Al-Rama’s empire.

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Would you call yourself a born writer?

Even though I’m compelled to write, I would not call myself a born writer. Writing is hard work. The English language is complicated. I would call myself a born storyteller and also love to read. I taught myself to read before I knew the alphabet by memorizing what words looked like. I asked my first grade teacher how to spell the letters the English letters a, b, c, and so on. She thought that was a silly notion. I felt so bad I didn’t tell her I knew how to spell the first few Greek letters, alpha, beta, gamma, delta, etc. There had to be a way to spell the English letters. I didn’t

What was your inspiration for Quantum Level Zero?

This novel started when my college roommate sent me a scene called Quantum Level Zero he had written in longhand. We had never talked about writing in college or in the 15 years since. In fact, we were both engineers and tended to discuss geeky stuff like Maxwell’s Equations and tensor metrics in Minkowski Space-Time. That’s how it all started. We wrote alternating chapters using his characters and my characters. I was pretty haphazard until he abandoned the work, gave me rights to the title, and I took on the job of finishing it.

I wanted to explore a new paradigm of world at war. Rather than battling with forces concentrated in armies and fleets, this new war paradigm is fought by swarms of fighters working alone under a loose central control as we are seeing with global terrorism. The terrorists use bombings, hijackings and recruiting strategies to wage war on individuals, not the opposing army and navy. My characters experience the breakdown of countries and economies. They have to come up with a new way of winning this war.

What themes do you like to explore in your writing?

I like to explore secrets. Whether it is a secret society or secrets between characters, secrets leads to lies and more secrets. The theme of my next novel is about how secrets beget more secrets and darker truths. When there is no transparency, we create an environment for deceitful people to hide other insidious and dangerous truths. The story is about an off-world operation the founders want to keep to themselves, but we find that there is much more hiding under the surface. Unscrupulous people get away with murder and more to keep the project from becoming public.

How long did it take you to complete the novel?

QLZ took about eight years to finish. When the collaboration with my friend broke down and I shelved the novel for a while. I kept coming back to the characters and the theme. I replaced everything my friend had written, got the rights to the novel, and finished the novel.

Are you disciplined? Describe a typical writing day.

I have to be disciplined. I get up early, make coffee, and start writing before anyone in the house gets up. I try to write at least 500 words every day. On weekends, I have a 1000-word goal and will turn to writing in the evening to get more done. I only work on one novel at a time. Right now, I have two in the works, but I’ll revise and rewrite each one from start to finish, then set it aside and work on the other one. I can’t wait to get one of them done because I have ideas and outlines for two more, but I won’t start on them until there others are finished.

What did you find most challenging about writing this book?

QLZ has three points of view that span the solar system. My characters interact at various places in the story, so I had a hard time making sure they could get from place to place in a reasonable amount of time. I had to get them from the Earth, to the Moon, to Jupiter, and back by using technology that would be realistic 50 years from now. In the first draft, I had events going on all over the place and no time for the characters to get from here to there. In the middle of the second draft, I had to rearrange the scenes and make a detailed schedule for the events and characters.

What do you love most about being an author?

I love writing. I would love it even more if I didn’t need to sell anything, but the only way to quit my day job is the start selling and create commercial fiction. I am looking forward to being my own boss, although that might be a myth from what I’ve heard about deadlines and speaking engagements from authors.

Did you go with a traditional publisher, small press, or did you self publish? What was the process like and are you happy with your decision?

I want to a small publisher. I don’t have an agent and very few large publishers accept unagented manuscripts. I sent queries to those SFFA approved publishers and waited. Three asked for the complete manuscript. My publisher, Double Dragon only opens for submission once a year. I sent the manuscript to them and they accepted right away.

Where can we find you on the web?

You can find my website and blog at www.tedgrosch.com. My twitter handle is @tedgrosch and I save photos of remodelling ideas and Australian shepherds on pinterest.

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David T. PenningtonDavid T. Pennington grew up in a small northern California town called Paradise, but his home is in San Francisco. While his associate’s degree in computer programming has helped pay the bills, his bachelor’s degree in psychology has informed his writing. His love of fiction–mainly mysteries, science fiction, and thrillers–is balanced by his fascination with books on futurism, theoretical physics, and cosmology. Peer Through Time is his debut novel.

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Peer Through Time 3Title: Peer Through Time
Author: David T. Pennington
Publisher: Quantaj Publishing
Pages: 371
Genre: Science Fiction
Format: Paperback/Kindle

In 2079, a time travel experiment sends physicist Carmela Akronfleck further back in time than she’d intended. Though she’s still in her small northern California town, the year is 1936 and she must learn to live without the technology she’s come to rely on. Her neurological implants should be dormant, but she receives a cryptic message, periodically accompanied by an audio transmission from the future. It’s the voice of her former psychotherapist, an android named Kass, stating his innocence in a series of murders occurring in 2079.

When Carmela deciphers the code as a hit list, she’s shocked to discover her mother and sister are among the intended targets. Further evidence reveals the killer’s true identity, but the inoperative time portal prevents her from returning to save her family and vindicate Kass.

She considers another option: hunt down the killer’s ancestors and avert his existence without radically changing history. She devises a plan to protect her family, haunted by doubts that she’s becoming the kind of person she’s always loathed—one willing to take another’s life.

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Would you call yourself a born writer?

Yes and no. I wrote stories from a young age, but I didn’t come back around to it until many years into my adulthood.

What was your inspiration for Peer Through Time?

Many things inspired me, but one significant inspiration was when the TV series Lost began its fifth season and finally began exploring time travel in earnest. My passion was sparked and I was inspired to write a time travel novel.

What themes do you like to explore in your writing?

I like to explore cause and effect, friendship, and what it means to be human.

How long did it take you to complete the novel?

It took two and a half years.

Are you disciplined? Describe a typical writing day.

I’m not as disciplined as I’d like to be, but I plan to get there. A typical writing day for me is squeezing in as much writing as possible in the morning, before other demands take over.

What did you find most challenging about writing this book?

Keeping track of my two timelines was most challenging.

What do you love most about being an author?

I get massive satisfaction in revising. Taking writing of questionable value, and turning it into something meaningful and intriguing, can be a reward in itself.

Did you go with a traditional publisher, small press, or did you self publish? What was the process like and are you happy with your decision?

I self-published Peer Through Time. The process was overwhelming at first, so much so that I postponed getting started. Once I educated myself on how to present a professional product, I took it step by step and found the process enjoyable. I’m happy with my decision.

Where can we find you on the web?

I blog occasionally on my website, http://davidtpennington.com/, I’m on Facebook nearly every day, https://www.facebook.com/david.pennington.90, and I tweet every now and then. https://twitter.com/davidtaj68

 


Title: While Being a Parent

Author: Eddie Marie Durham

Publisher: iUniverse

Pages: 216

Genre: Family

Format: Kindle/Paperback/Hardcover

Being a parent is a lifetime job. No one knows that more than Eddie Marie Durham, mother of three adult sons. In her guidebook filled with practical parenting advice, Durham shares not only her personal experiences but also poetry, scripture, and quotes in order to help parents find their way down what can be a very challenging road while raising children in today’s world. Durham, a retired elementary school teacher, has always relied on God’s guidance and her family values to carry her through difficult times while parenting her children. Guided by these principles, Durham leads others chronologically through her experiences, both good and bad, while offering wisdom and encouragement to other parents that will help them respect one another, talk to children about expectations and consequences, carry out discipline, allow children to grow and mature, be active with children in all facets of life, and lean on their faith for strength. While Being a Parent shares time-tested advice from a blessed mother that will help other parents attain the greatest reward in life: mentoring a child into a productive, loving adult.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Eddie Marie Durham is a retired elementary school teacher and mother of three sons. She is an avid reader, speaker, poet, traveler, and volunteer who is active in her church and community. Eddie resides with her husband, Bobby, in Port Arthur, Texas.

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