General Fiction

Cat Speak

Cat Speak by Rich Grimes

The text and the colorful illustrations contained in Cat Speak accentuate and celebrate the wonderful world of our beloved felines. Simulating language based on what author Rich Grimes believes cats might be thinking, we come to know and appreciate the minds and hearts of our furry friends. As one might expect, there are (9) stories in all. The cats’ words are laced with humor, sarcasm, and at times, melancholy.

Cat (and dog) lovers will undoubtedly smile and laugh for they will personally relate to the events and behaviors described. Background information and author commentary provide foundation and foreshadowing for the tales spun by both domesticated and feral cats. The author blends beautifully fact and fiction and augments the stories with several uniquely creative elements including vignettes, Simba’s farewell, a cinema tribute, and cat testimonials. A fun, imaginative, entertaining read, Cat Speak will speak to you.

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ISBN: 978-0-99864517-9

Price: $21.95

Checking in at the Crowbar Hotel

by Gary Delanoeye

Checking in at the Crowbar Hotel lets you check in without being arrested!

The Crowbar Hotel a popular slang for juvenile jail, the slammer, is a cultural phenomenon characterized by the resourcefulness, language, and rituals of its members.  Kids at the Crowbar create, invent, endure, and survive.  Some do these better than others. Just like each of us.Join the journey and experience life through the eyes of a Crowbar kid.

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ISBN: 978-0-9905886-2-7

Price: $18.95

Letters from the Outs

by Gary Delanoeye

First there was Checking in at the Crowbar Hotel and readers were introduced to Harly, Rage, the hookers, and Sammy – characters that make the Crowbar Hotel (a juvenile detention facility) buzz with life, intrigue, pathos, and humor.

The “next novel” is here: Letters from the Outs with more young adults who have come to mend their ways. Letters is full of new characters and events that once again teach us about learning and life in the Crowbar Hotel.

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ISBN: 978-0-998-6451-4-8

Price: $16.95

Psychic Princess

Psychic Princess: Admirable Avocation by Jolinda Pizzirani

is the story of a young woman with psychic abilities who unwillingly gets involved in solving various crimes. Daniella Luisa Celestina Speranza, or “Danni” as her friends call her, was content living with her menagerie of cats, dogs and a turtle while working on her sculptures and nurturing her creative side. She didn’t mention to people that she was psychic, having learned the hard way that most would only think she was crazy. But one person she confided in was her good friend, Peggy, who convinces her to use her capabilities to help find a rich couple’s daughter that is missing without a clue. Danni reluctantly agrees to try her best, unsure if she will help — or hinder — the investigation.

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ISBN: 978-0972871624

Price: $15.95

Skinning Rope

By Roger Simpson

These stories about San Francisco in the 60’s speak of that memorable time when the voices of hope and possibilities competed with the sinister drumbeat of the Vietnam War.

The characters struggle, succeed and sometimes fail, but in the end they courageously follow their choices. We see young men who stoically face the inevitability of the draft as well as those senior “pioneers” who endure daily lives of quiet resignation. Each story begins with a new opening; each story ends too soon.

Take your time. The essence of these stories comes to us slowly. The sensual side of this charismatic city seduces with scents, sounds, flavors and panoramic vistas. Step on to that iconic cable car that tenaciously follows the arterial network of its roadways.

Remember, “it’s all about the ride.”

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ISBN-10: 0996373675
ISBN-13: 978-0996373678

Price: $14.95

Strings

By Roger Simpson

When do you know that something has been the right deed, but for the wrong reason?  The novel Strings answers that question. It leads from police harassment of a working class San Francisco neighborhood to a distant, mysterious city beneath the Sahara desert.

It connects the strings between many unique characters: a powerful San Francisco politician, an ex-cop-turned-reporter and his ex-partner (a police lieutenant and Master of Zahu, the most ancient of the martial arts), and Esse, a man who comes from his desert city where advanced experimentation has evolved a science and technology far beyond the West to supposedly create a plan for world peace.

The reporter and detective are both disillusioned with day-to-day life, but their investigation of the harassment problem suddenly opens a direct line to Esse’s city.

His “right deed” for world peace may be for the wrong reason which might evolve in an attack against the West, city by city. They join with a brilliant renegade scientist and Esse’s only beloved daughter in a race against time to unravel the strings of power.

How they get there and what they must do brings the novel into the hands of a terrorist who sees peace as the end of the West.

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ISBN-10: 0998645125
ISBN-13: 978-0998645124

Price: $16.95

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