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Paul Michael Peters
May 2013


Peter can tell you how to run a great marketing campaign. He can tell you everything there is to know about successful trade show programs. He can tell you stories about the thousands of people he has met, miles he has flown, hotel rooms he has stayed in, and ways to work the system to your advantage when you travel. But he can’t tell the woman he loves how he feels. Think "Up in the Air meets Planes, Trains and Automobiles"... Based on his own extensive business trips, Paul Michael Peters brings us this funny, bittersweet story of a traveling software salesman. Filled with wry observations and entertaining vignettes, life moves fast in this quick read about a "trade show guy" and a love he thinks he can never have.

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by Bonnie Stanard

July 2, 2012


It is 1857 and Tilmon Goodwyn wields absolute power over his island plantation but hardly makes a profit because of his profligate spending and gambling. He secures financial benefits from his wealthy widowed mother, but when she trifles with an opportunistic artist, Tilmon meets head-on with a threat to his inheritance. Tilmon’s wife Georgiana, an orphan raised by an abolitionist, has married well because of her exceptional beauty. To secure her husband’s devotion, she vows to give him many sons, though her babies die. During her eighth pregnancy, she can no longer ignore signs that her husband has a base and shocking secret. Violence breeds in Westfall’s closet, and as a result the one servant Tilmon trusts dies suddenly. Tilmon buries his man but not the suspicions that linger. He credits himself with the benevolent care of his family and slaves, but little does he know of the venom hidden in their acts of obedience.

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by Luba Ruzicka

Alexvox Books June 30, 2012

Luba's Travels

Luba Haviar was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia in 1940, the daughter of the eminent Slovak cardiologist Dr. Vladimir Haviar. She attended Comenius University where she majored in foreign languages, centering on French. Her early plans to travel to Africa to teach French were derailed when she met the Slovakian doctor Fano Ruzicka. They fell in love, married and started their journey to America. After stops in New York, Wisconsin and Arizona they finally settled, with their two children Vladimir and Renata, in Taylor, Texas, just outside Austin. Fano went to work at the Johns Community Clinic and Hospital and Luba began her travel agency "Luba's Travel".

LUBA’S TRAVELS is much more than the classic immigrant’s story and will appeal not only to the millions of people who have traveled from far away to make America their home. It will speak to every wife and mother who wanted a life of her own, every businessperson who struggled to realize a dream, every person who ever believed in him or herself. It is about the attempt to keep a transplanted culture alive in a foreign land, about the never-ending yearning for home, about the education of a lifetime, and about the travels—geographical, psychological, and emotional—of an extraordinary woman. It is about the travels of the heart.

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by Abbie Rosner

Hilayon Press, April 2012


Breaking Bread in Galilee - A Culinary Journey into the Promised Land, by Abbie Rosner, takes the reader along a journey the author has made, exploring local foods and age-old culinary traditions that are described in the Hebrew Bible, and still being practiced in the Galilee today. In the process, she, and the reader, experiences how sharing foodways is a powerful means for overcoming suspicion and building bridges between individuals on each side of this country's bitter conflict. The book's investigation of indigenous food practices will appeal to those who are interested in food and food history, particularly when they identify with the local and slow food movements. Recipes included with some of the chapters will enable readers to enter further into this world. For an audience that is overwhelmed with troubling news from the Middle East, this book presents a refreshingly uplifting example of friendship and trust across the Jewish-Arab divide. The Galilee orientation and Biblical and Koranic references offer an unusually inclusive perspective on the Holy Land and sacred texts.

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by Dallas Hudgens

Relegation Books, 2012

Wake Up

In these stories of deeply human, deeply flawed men and women in search of connection, consolation, and better odds, Dallas Hudgens once again taps into the powerful and resonant view of ordinary lives made less so that has earned him national praise for his novels, "Drive Like Hell" and "Season of Gene." In a nation’s capitol fully occupied by the ninety-nine percent, going about the business of their lives--and in Detroit, Buffalo, Winnipeg, Oxnard and Tampa--life lays down its rhythm in dreams, promises, and bills, the truth in neon light through the hazy smoke, and the telltale beat of inconstant hearts, foreclosures, and the everyday rigors of smoking, drinking, working, parenting, cheating, and praying that just one break could change it. America, down on her luck, ready for redemption, has never looked closer than this, or more like us.

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by Bonnie Stanard

Fairview Publishing


St. Helena Island slaves speak English, but African drums still throb in their veins; they hear the whispers of their ancestors. From this arises a girl of unusual strength, whose pampered life ends when her kindly mistress dies, and she moves to a shanty in the quarters. Kedzie soon learns that the punishing fields aren’t nearly as grim as her master’s abuse. Enter Rio, a young man without a family and at a loss for a heritage. He loves Kedzie, but he can’t rescue her. Kedzie alone can save herself. How a people survives adversity is a story that never grows old. This is a bold look at slavery. No explanations. No apologies. If you like historical fiction, Kedzie is a must-read.

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by Kat Lowe

Highlands Publishing LLC
P.O. Box 1055
Virginia City, NV 89440

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