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Joe and Jude

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ISBN: 0-9789312-0-9

The office was small. Nothing extreme, very ordinary. Just a small office with a jumbled desk, three aging chairs, and a wicker trash can. The walls were off-white and the floor concrete. A practical office. A business office. It was mid-afternoon and a thick beam of light shone through the lone window, illuminating the room with a soft glow. I stood for a moment, in the doorway, and watched the dust particles floating aimlessly in the light. One in particular caught my attention as it tarried on the edge before slipping off and disappearing completely into the relative darkness beyond the beam. ‘Ugh, how depressing,’ I thought, as I reached over and flipped on the switch, extinguishing the remaining particles in the barrage of artificial light. And that’s when I saw it. Beneath the window. It had been shielded by the beam, but now, with the overhead lamp blazing, it was clear as anything I’d ever seen…A body. A head. Separated. Decapitated.

Am I Really A Manager?

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ISBN: 0979144205 | 978-0979144202

The seven mechanics that turn good managers into great ones and great managers into Legends!

The Seven Mechanics of Marvelous Management outline a proven, time-tested step-by-step approach to GETTING GREAT RESULTS EVERYTIME! It shows you how to create a standard of success that will grow and replenish ITSELF over time.

Along the Way, A Spiritual Journey

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ISBN: 0962813230 | 978-0962813238

Along the Way, A Spiritual Journey by Ida Mae Kempel is one woman’s story of survival in a less than perfect world. Ida Mae Kempel writes about growing up in North Dakota, moving to California, and dealing with the many issues she had to face—a traumatic childhood, a husband’s addictions, and their daughter’s murder, to name a few.

Ultimately it is the story of faith in God, how His mercy and grace enabled the author to move forward in life and to deal with difficult circumstances.

Ida Mae Kempel is currently living in Alameda, California. She is writing, traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Return to the Caffe Cino

Return to Caffe Cino

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ISBN: 0977421406 | 978-0977421404

Return to Caffe Cino, a collection of plays and memoirs edited by Steve Susoyev and George Birimisa

“This Ground Zero of the 1960s was a coffee house, a theatre, a brothel, a temple. a flophouse, a dope ring, a launching pad, an insane asylum, a safe house, and a sleeper cell for an unnamed revolution…”

Robert Patrick, author of Kennedy’s Children from his introductory memoir

“The Caffe Cino was one of the first and most important venues in the off-off-Broadway scene, launching the careers of major playwrights, actors, and directors.

Prof. Wendell Stone, author of Caffe Cino: The Birthplace of Off-Off-Broadway from his introductory essay
Is Life a Dream?

Is Life a Dream?

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ISBN: 1605304433 | 9781605304434

The poems in this book are intended to perhaps trigger the possibility of living the lives we dream. Life is a journey during which we human beings have the unique ability to explore our inner-most feelings and thoughts.
Imagine if we achieve this dream what new imaginations are possible. Imagine that we could live the lives we dream. In today’s reality, what goes up does not necessarily come down. We can explore the idea of a fearless state of being; we can examine a state of mind that does not recognize boundaries or limitations; and we can live the life we dream. So is life a dream or could we actually live the life we dream? Could we live in a world where there is no child left behind, no one goes to bed hungry and we all live in peace and harmony?

Only in America: An American Boating Adventure

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ISBN: 0615208940 | 978-0615208947

Only in America: An American Boating Adventure by John Mirassou is a rollicking, touching, at times outrageous Valentine to our country, in a story that combines elements of Huckleberry Finn, The African Queen, and Surfin’ USA.

This exciting buddy story follows “The Three Johns,” twenty-something lifelong friends from Redondo Beach, California, in their 17-foot Boston Whaler, as they take the trip of a lifetime through the eastern waterways of America, a nautical variation on the classic road trip saga. The author’s style is so natural and engaging, yet polished and accomplished, that he makes writing seem easy: an effortless telling of an epic adventure by a natural-born story-teller.

However, there is nothing easy about this trip as the guys tackle rivers and lakes, alligators and snakes, horrendous storms and endless summer days. From the Intracoastal Waterway to Old Man River, Chesapeake Bay, Erie Canal, Great Lakes and the Ten-Tom — 6,100 miles of American waterways and some of the most interesting and affable characters you ever will meet.

This book is a profound and personal celebration of America, its rivers, shores, forests, but most of all, its people. Every time the guys meet with some amazing instance of kindness, trust, hospitality, and just plain warmth, the author states the motto of the trip: “Only in America,” a concept coined by his dad. It takes a nation to make a voyage like this possible, and the American people come through every time, with food, drink, lodging, and above all, unconditional friendship. This story had me smiling, chuckling, and laughing out loud. Jump into The Whaler with John, John and John for a trip you’ll never forget: Fun, fun, fun!

—Roberta Tennant
Editor, Falcon Books

The Road to NAUM

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ISBN: 0615313450 | 978-0615313450

The SoMa was an area of the city that was plagued by poverty, homelessness, drug and alcohol addition, and violence. At sundown a carnival-like atmosphere emerged. It featured dope peddlers, panhandlers, prostitutes, and the down and out. Emotionally damaged lost souls moved chaotically through the streets. People passed with hollow eyes pushing shopping carts filled with their worldly belongings and raged at the top of their lungs against an invisible adversary. Hustlers whispered, “what do ya need?”as they slithered from the shadows. Sirens wailed, lifeless people lay passed out on the sidewalk, and occasional gunshots cracked above the constant hum of activity.

The SoMa is also an area where hundreds of recent immigrants from everywhere around the globe huddle together in cramped single rooms or substandard housing doing their best to survive and hoping to get a shot at the American dream. Most of the churches and community centers had headed for higher ground when the flood of blight began to breach the levees.

Neither Snow Nor Rain…

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ISBN: 978-0-9774013-9-0

Henry Thompson is a most engaging and sympathetic character. He seems to perfectly illustrate the concept of grace under pressure. I found myself so involved in all his concerns, including the passages about Post Office procedures, which I thought were fascinating and informative. I was rooting for him to defeat his foes in a noble and gracious manner. Henry Thompson is a type of Everyman Hero whose struggles and victories are very compelling, because most of us can identify and empathize with him.

—Roberta Tennant, M.A.
Editor-in-Chief
Falcon Books

In Mt. Diablo’s Shadow – Volume 4

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In Mt. Diablo’s Shadow (Volume 1, 2 and 4)– An Anthology of Prose and Poetry Compiled and Edited by Kati Short, Poet Laureate, City of Brentwood

In this age of electronic readers and books on computers there are still writers who yearn to have their work produced on paper in ink. We bring you some of them. The poetry, stories and non-fiction pieces in this anthology are created by writers ranging in age from sixteen to ninety-six.

In Mt. Diablo’s Shadow – Volume 2

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ISBN: 978-0-615-72868-1

In Mt. Diablo’s Shadow (Volume 1, 2 and 4)– An Anthology of Prose and Poetry Compiled and Edited by Kati Short, Poet Laureate, City of Brentwood

In this age of electronic readers and books on computers, there are still writers who yearn to have their work produced on paper in ink. We bring you some of them. The poetry, stories and non-fiction pieces in this anthology are created by writers ranging in age from sixteen to ninety-six.