BOOKS

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FOR THE LOVE OF GRACE

Grace Ainsworth may be 88 years old, but she’s not dead yet…and she has stories to tell. Her fellow residents at The Gardens, an upscale, retirement facility, have lived full lives as well, although their tales, as with ancients everywhere, sadly, have been locked tight in untapped memories. For the Love of Grace offers the reader a peek inside the minds of Mildred, Maude, Henry, and Grace, whose past experiences—brash, heartrending, and colorful—have molded their personalities and commanded behaviors perhaps even they do not comprehend. They are not alone, for The Gardens is home to myriad vibrant souls interacting within a fixed and insulated world. Brazen impropriety, unfathomable faith, profound memory, and the clutches of dementia are the selective lifeblood of the elders there and are integral elements to the narrative. “But who cares?” one might ask. Should not all of us? For the past is a teacher, and if we do not listen, personal histories and treasures of the past will be lost forever.

978-0989021746 (paperback)

324 pages
6 x 9 x 0.8 inches

Go-With-the-Flow

GO WITH THE FLO | Book 1

When Hollow Vista’s top real estate broker is murdered, middle-aged high school custodian, Florence Gray, finds herself at the epicenter of a police investigation that exposes a dark, intertwining web of deception and binds several tortured souls in unpredictable and volatile ways. Very little occurs at Hollow Vista High without Flo noticing. Will her observation skills bring a killer to justice or might she become the next victim? "Go With The Flo" is a modern-day mystery that immerses the reader into the twisted lives of a bizarre cast of characters, each with a motive and opportunity to commit murder.

978-0989021715 (paperback)
978-0989021722 (hardback)

396 pages
5.5 x 8.5 x 0.9 inches

Not-A-Through-Street

NOT A THROUGH STREET | Book 2

The small town of Hollow Vista, California is once again rocked by tragedy in this follow-up to the novel "Go With The Flo." When privileged high school senior Courtney Taylor goes missing, custodian Florence Gray and a divergent group of concerned townsfolk join forces with the authorities to help find her. Was Courtney kidnapped or was her disappearance voluntary? Will an underlying resentment toward the arrogant teenager hinder Flo’s ability to effectively assist in solving the case? "Not A Through Street" is a modern-day mystery that leads readers through a maze of bizarre twists and turns as the details of Courtney’s disappearance unfold.

978-0989021739 (paperback)

352 pages
5.5 x 8.5 x 0.9 inches

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TUMOR ME: THE STORY OF MY FIREFIGHTER (MEMOIR)

I have a story to tell, one that has a beginning, a middle, and an end. It’s a tale of trials, fears, unknowns, and desperation. Yet it is countered with hope, determination, bravery, and unparalleled optimism that only my son could have mustered. And who was my son? He was a CAL FIRE firefighter, a Fire Apparatus Engineer, a Fire Inspector, a fighter, a friend, a confidant; he was responsible, trustworthy, funny, respected, and loved. He listened, he contributed, and he worked hard. Laughter was his sidekick and everyone knew it. The words between the covers of this book tell our story. It’s a mom’s perspective and every bit is true.

978-1495367816 (paperback)

508 pages
5.5 x 8.5 x 1.2 inches

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NINE BUCKS AND CHANGE

This follow-up to Big House Dreams offers insight into the mindset of individuals who slip, almost unwittingly, into a warped need for power and control but paradoxically fall prey to their own misguided intentions. It also reminds the reader that one’s ability to choose, to respond, or even to reject life’s contradictions, is indeed, a gift.Nine Bucks and Change is a contemporary novel that casts two women into a tangled web of events that throws them into unexpected and uncharted territories.

978-1482697827 (paperback)

322 pages
5.5 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches

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BIG HOUSE DREAMS

Big House Dreams is a southern family saga that spans four generations beginning with pious, judgmental Emma Jenkins who dictates the way life should be lived by spouting old adages and Bible verses. When she severs the relationship with her eighteen year old daughter, Sara Mae, Sara Mae must struggle onward, seeking to understand not only herself but a community that has been tainted with murder, destruction and cruelty at the hands of more than one unsavory resident.

978-1480177697 (paperback)

320 pages
5.5 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches

320 pages
5.5 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches