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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.

In Mt. Diablo’s Shadow – Volume 1

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ISBN: 0615567142 | 978-0615567143

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.

Soleirolia soleirolii

Soleirolia soleirolii

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ISBN: 0985929022 | 9780985929022

Soleirolia soleirolii is an enchanting story about a 3-year-old boy and his mother as he journeys through a time of happiness, to a time of sadness, and back to a time of happiness, once again.

Readers of all ages will enjoy this beautifully illustrated heart tender keepsake story.

A Food Secret Just For You

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ISBN: 978-0-9859290-1-5

A Food Secret Just For You brings awareness to the healthy and holistic rewards of growing and eating homegrown food while contemplating the potential lack of rewards when eating unhealthy food. From pouting to smiling, the children in this book have a secret to share with you!

For ages 2 to 6.

Our First Garden

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ISBN: 978-0-9859290-0-8

Our First Garden is a delightful story about a father and son who start their first home edible garden together. From planning to growing, harvesting to giving thanks, they inspire and encourage us to follow along in their garden footsteps.

For ages 2 to 6.