Let Burn: The Making and Breaking of a Firefighter/Paramedic

WINNER OF THE 2014 FLORIDA AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION SILVER MEDAL PRESIDENT’S AWARD IN MEMOIRS In 1985, desiring a meaningful, high-paced career in public service, Rachel Wentz left her university studies to become a firefighter/paramedic. Only the eighth woman hired by the Orlando Fire Department, a highly competitive department steeped in tradition, Wentz excelled, completing an AS in Fire Science, a master’s in public administration, and numerous specialized training cou... [Read More...]

Chasing Bones: An Archaeologist’s Pursuit of Skeletons

In January 2001, Rachel Wentz walked away from a career as a firefighter/paramedic in Orlando to pursue a PhD in anthropology, specializing in the analysis of human remains. Her studies at Florida State University focused on the ancient skeletons from the Windover site, but took her into the darker world of forensics and beyond. Travel with Dr. Wentz to the famed museums of London, Paris and Italy, the fragrant landscapes of Ukraine, the beautiful shores of the Caribbean, and back to Florida. T... [Read More...]

Free: Being Authentic

Our existence is fragile. I learned that in many intricate ways, so I do not take today for granted. I do not know what tomorrow will bring. I do not even know if tomorrow will come. This memoir convinces the reader that it has something life or death worthy so that the reader can literally stop his reality and dare to learn something that may aid in his or her survival. The book has changed the way I view life. Celemnt Amolo-Thrive Global. ... [Read More...]

The Diary of an OCD Bookseller: One Book at a Time

Jim Bailey is a Gulliver walking the nooks and crannies of a beach community simply trying to sell his books, do his research, and find a port where he can write the Next Great American Novel and Worldwide TV Series – only to meet the weird, the wacky, and the odd – person or situation which may or may not get him back in time to switch his car to the other side of the street before the cops tow away his sleeping quarters. And the Power of O.C.D. Cannot Be Denied: Jim Bailey’s diary ... [Read More...]

Athena in The Rathole (Biography)

Athena is born at the wrong time, to the wrong parents, and in the wrong country. Her parents are Greek immigrants trying to find their way in America. Athena bounces between two countries, two cultures, eating Greek eyeball stew and lamb’s brain on the one hand, and ice cream cones with sprinkles on the other. Humorously told, Athena must survive her vicious mother, a shaming nun, bullying classmates, and an abusive babysitter. Her mother blames Athena for the family’s troubles and Athe... [Read More...]

Little Pink Roses

Little Pink Roses is a story based upon real-life events about a young girl begging to be loved, seeking acceptance, and overcoming loss and abandonment. Through the Cycle of Life as a youngster, the Author shares events in a humoristic fashion as she endures challenges and blossoms into a young lady. From hanging out with celebrities to starting a field fire, each chapter poises a different experience sure to keep anyone’s attention. $9.99 on Kindle ... [Read More...]

My Life My Story My Journey & A Tall Tale

Winner of the Canada Book Award Literary Titian’s – Silver Book Award Dark night of the Soul, Spirituality, Ascension. These were all new concepts to K.R. A whole new world had opened up to him. Willing to explore this new world, KR embraced the future with an open mind. And then there was Theresa the catalyst that awakened him, sending him on a quest for answers that led him to a juncture of two paths, where anything could be manifested. Remembering her last words: “I̵... [Read More...]

Free: Cuban Exile Memories

Cuban Exile Memories: Journeys of Courage and Resilience in the Pursuit of Freedom is a collection of narratives about the Cuban exile experience of the mid-20th century. It is a testament to the courage, perseverance, and determination of the people whose lives were upended quickly, dramatically, and irrevocably by a political revolution. Each story is told by a different Cuban exile. The book covers leaving Cuba, struggles on arrival to the U.S. and the cultural confusion encountered upon arr... [Read More...]

A Rendezvous to Remember: A Memoir of Joy and Heartache at the Dawn of the Sixties

In the early 1960s, Ann Garretson is in love with two men—an army lieutenant and a conscientious objector—and both men are in love with her. Caught between the old mores and winds of change, Ann must make an agonizing choice. Funny, heartbreaking, and delightfully uncensored coming-of-age memoir. $0.99 on Kindle. ... [Read More...]