By Roberta Gould

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Roberta Gould is the author of 11 books of poetry, including: Louder Than Seeds, Pacing the Wind and What History Trammels.
Gould’s poems have appeared in many poetry journals such as Green Mountain Review, Confrontation, and The Manhattan Poetry Review, in many Poetry Anthologies, The New York Times, and in numerous online publications.

Roberta Gould attended Brooklyn College, The National University of Mexico and The University of California in Berkley where she received an MA in Romance Languages. She enjoys playing the music of Baroque and classical composers at the piano. Gould feels that living in the Hudson River Valley has inspired her to deepen her awareness of geology and plant anatomy.


“I enjoy the whimsy-the amazing range and variety. Gould sifts our whole civilization in a mere stanza and gets it right” Kati Millett

“Lively , fresh, unpredictable, your vital poems strike chords.” X. J. Kennedy

“Roberta Gould’s themes move from the natural world to the historical and political, to art and love engaging the reader with the passion and precision of her language.” Jacques Travers

“Gould’s work is concise and communicative and should be considered for any comprehensive collection of present day poetry.”
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Apr 07


By G. Pinkney

Tessa has many questions & regrets about life. In a moment of desperation ‘IT’ happens. While Tessa tosses & turns sleep escapes her & suddenly the image of someone appears. Who is this messenger? And what is the life changing decision that has been presented to her?

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By Douglas Green

This book, written by award winning garden author Doug Green, describes the simple ways for beginner gardeners to succeed with growing vegetables in their backyard garden. The book lists a variety of techniques to both get a headstart on the growing season and succeed in short-growing areas. This is a practical how-to kind of book written by a seasoned pro gardener who’s been there and done that.

Green describes practical ways to get more vegetables from smaller spaces and maximize harvests on existing plants. From simple crop rotation to answering garden questions such as “How many plants do I need to feed my family?” this is a great starter book for feeding your family and reducing your food bills.

Written in Doug’s simple easy-to-understand style and tinged with his normal humor, this is a practical manual of growing vegetables in the backyard garden.

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Apr 03

Rising Shadow

By Jacquelyn Wheeler

Ashlyn Woods just transferred to one of the most beautiful campuses on the west coast, where she can’t wait to start her life over as a normal college student. But her plans take an unexpected turn when she discovers that she is a Soterian: a person who develops amazing powers when the balance of good and evil shifts too far in evil’s favor.

Soon she and the other Soterians are studying martial arts and learning to use their powers to prevent California from being plunged into chaos. But they quickly discover that they’re up against a much more dangerous enemy than they anticipated.

And when Ashlyn meets Kai, a devastatingly gorgeous guitar player, she realizes she must sacrifice more than she ever imagined.

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By Spencer Ratcliff

It’s Munich 1931.
In a plush apartment in Prinzregentenplatz, Geli Raubal is eight months pregnant and dying. She has shot herself after being ordered to ‘get rid of the child’ by the father, a man the world would shortly know as ‘The Fuhrer’.
With Geli’s last breath, the baby takes his first, sparking the biggest secret of Hitler’s life.
The man destined to lead millions to their deaths and become the world’s most evil dictator, never knew his baby survioved; and Wolfgang never knew who his real father was, though Hitler’s sisters, a Cardinal and three notorious Nazi leaders most certainly did know.
Hess, Bormann and ‘Gestapo Mueller’ hide the boy in a Catholic convent and have a secret tattoo printed under the child’s arm. With the support of a pro-Nazi Cardinal and of Hitler’s sisters Paula and Angela, they hide documentary proof of the boy’s parentage in a crypt in Vienna.
Wolfgang is raised by Catholic nuns and priests, but as war threatens, he is adopted out to a gentle, childless couple who treasure him, but who suffer as they watch him become a Nazi fanatic.
From orphanage to specialist Nazi school; from fighting with the Hitler Youth to imprisonment, Wolfgang evolves into a disturbed, psychotic young man, constantly battling his demons and unwittingly displaying traits of his real father.
At war’s end the fourteen year-old is captured, interrogated and eventually allowed home.
Hess is in prison and considered mentally imbalanced, Bormann is missing but Mueller escapes, determined to recover the vast fortune of Nazi gold and diamonds he’s hidden in Bavarian and Austrian lakes.
First he needs to find the crypt and the evidence of Wolfgang’s true ancestry; then he and his network of former Nazi Commandos must track down and kidnap the fleeing, psychotic Wolfgang to use as their figurehead… for the Fourth Reich.

The novel – which is supported by historically accurate quotes of key characters – examines the thoughts, fears, actions, indolence, complicity and conscience of Germans and Austrians, with particular focus on the pro-Nazi leadership of the Austrian Catholic Church, before, during and after WW2.
It brings to life the distorted minds of many notorious war criminals. It explores the horrors of so-called ‘mercy killings’ at special euthanasia centres, as well as the slaughter and torture inside the Death Camps.
It brings into sharp focus the question of ‘collective silence and guilt’ and climbs inside the terrified minds of anti-Nazi adults and innocent children.
It paints an horrendous picture of the living hell before and during WW2, through the eyes, emotions and tears of naive, pliable children – victims of mass indoctrination and horrific, evil abuse.

Hitler ~ The Secret, is the result of two years of detailed historical research and is part one of a trilogy. It is set in Austria, Bavaria and Italy spanning the years 1931 to 1950. The chronology and all non-fictional characters and personality features are authentic, as are descriptions of the cities, towns and buildings.

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By Christopher Dearman

SANTA’S VILLAGE – GONE WILD! is a revealing look at some of the fun, hilarious and outrageous stories that took place during the over forty years Santa’s Village in Dundee, IL was open. Summers spent working at Santa’s Village was a right of passage for thousands of high school kids growing up in the Chicago suburbs. It was to teach responsibility and life lessons, while bridging the gap from adolescence to adulthood in a safe environment. We can now lift the curtain and show what REALLY went on… Christopher Dearman shares some of the behind-the-scenes stories of his two seasons spent working in the hot summer sun, and all the hijinx and debauchery that went along with it. He also collects quotes & memories submitted by numerous employees that will paint an unforgettable overview of some of the coming of age tales that could only have happened if you were one of the lucky ones to have worked at Santa’s summertime home. With a historical outline spanning the nearly five decades the park was open, you’ll learn some fascinating and eye opening details never revealed before including: * Shocking secrets of the frozen North Pole. * A candid interview with Santa Phillip Wenz. * Stories from the notorious after-hour parties. As well as answering questions like: * How much hanky panky went on at the park? * Did a former employee steal enough $ to buy a car? * Were there contests to cause “protein” spills? * Did the Fire Truck ride really have no brakes??? Completely unauthorized and uncensored Santa’s Village – Gone Wild! unveils some of the secrets and stories of summers spent sweating in the hot sun working for minimum wage and food tickets that would make just about anyone “go wild”. A must read for anyone that ever visited the amusement park, or for those just curious to know what goes on behind-the-scenes of one.

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By Kim Kinrade

The year 1969 was one of the most pivotal years modern history: the first moon landing; Woodstock; the Tate-LaBianca murders; the first trans-Atlantic flight of the Concorde; and the end of the 1960’s revolution on the blood-soaked track of Altamont Speedway in California.

The beginning of this negative synergy was in the form of a body found on the bottom of a swimming pool in southern England on July 3rd. The founder, artistic driver and symbol of the Rolling Stones, Brian Jones, died under mysterious circumstances that night launching a bizarre string of celebrity deaths which included Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison. It also signaled the end of music as an artistic endeavor and ushered in the era of big business.

Brian Jones’ Diary, explores this transitory time in history through eyes of a rock wannabee named Andrew Widgeon, who just happens to die violently in the midst of playing a Rolling Stone song. A disheartened soul, Andy is propelled to an area between life and death where he comes face-to-face with his idol, Brian Jones, the founder of the Rolling Stones, as well as a gathering of persons who died at the same instant as Jones. The area appears to be a giant holding pen for all the unattained dreams of the 1960’s with young Andy as the reluctant interloper.

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Happiness is the greatest gift we can give ourselves. It’s the one thing we can all find each and every day, once we open our eyes to it. If happiness could take shape, it might look like Ellen the turtle, dancing beneath the sun. This is a book that must be shared with your loved ones, no matter what age they are.

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By Jeanne R Kraus

Wrinkles, Waistlines, and Wet Pants is an irreverent look at aging. Fashion, self -improvement and social etiquette are thrown out the window in this hilarious book that disregards good taste and dignity. The author disproves the theory that fifty is the new thirty with anecdotes, some of them actually true.

Existence after fifty, according to Jeanne Kraus, is fraught with peril from lifethreatening underwear to homeowners’ associations. Lifestyle activities are recommended, along with full schedules of doctor visits. Humiliation lurks at every corner with shotgun makeup interventions, bodily function failures, and swiss cheese memory. Condom trees, risqué photos found in a laundry mound, and DNA-tainted ornaments all have their part in this series of incidents.

Jeanne includes advice for those aging ne’er do-wells who hope to make it to the pearly gates eventually. And even though this book will not change you in any way, there is something for everyone in Wrinkles, Waistlines, and Wet Pants. Even self-help junkies will be delighted with the three insightful but useless surveys.

Wrinkles, Waistbands, and Wet Pants was wittily written by Jeanne Kraus, and illustrated by her sister, Diana Arneson, both having experienced wrinkles, expanding waistlines, and wet pants.

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Mar 14


By Tony Williams

On the heels of the slave rebellion in Haiti, the French Empire is rocked by another slave revolt in its colony Saint Helen. The upheaval plunges the colony into a racial war that pits the settlers against their slaves and keeps the community divided long after Emancipation.

Born into this deeply polarized society is Christian Joseph, a mulatto and a devoted acolyte of the Catholic Church. People look up to him because of his complexion and the fact that he was bought up by priests.

His world is turned upside down when he discovers that he was born out of wedlock. To his dismay, he further discovers that his father, heir to the island’s most renowned sugar plantation, has died and left his entire estate to Christian’s mother – a poor black girl. This causes disbelief and outrage among many in the community, including the priests. It forces Christian to return to the village of his birth to try and uncover the secrets of his past.

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