The Trampling Trembling Tanglelow Tale by Greg McGoon

Release date: June 12, 2017

Tension brews as a battle ensues within your mind. The Tramples and Trembles come face to face. These tricky types of Tanglelows know how to create a bit of chaos. Travel along the Tanglelows’ trail and work towards keeping our worries, doubts, and fears at bay.

Ultimate Resort by David Scott Ewers

Release date: August 1, 2017

An artists community is planning something big for this year's gathering - something to put them back on the map. The sudden influx of capital piques the interest of a couple of investigators searching for the mysterious benefactors. Thousands of miles away Avery Krizan and Aisha Sandoval recount their journey through Primera, their encounters with the local color, and what exactly led them to this place. Was it the search for a book? Wanderlust? Some sort of conspiracy? ''Build you and the world will come'' and in time all three things - the dream, the dream-come-true, and the memory - will merge.

The Princess of Herself by Roberta Allen

Release date: September 20, 2017

With dark humor, the recurring characters in Roberta Allen's stories see themselves and others through distorting mirrors. The pain of never quite connecting is thrown into shadow as they go about their everyday lives and try to recapture their youth.

Wayfarers by Katrinka Moore

Release date: January 23, 2018

Nomadic outsiders wander in a mythological world subject to chance, good or bad fortune. A family crosses the American Southwest in the 1920s. And a home dweller explores the mystery of familiar places. In these poems, tales told by multiple narrators, wayfarers move through a sparsely populated terrain, finding hardship, beauty, peril, the ineffable. Some are escaping events beyond their control, some choose to roam, and others stay in place, delving into the interior landscape.

Tales of the Mer Family Onyx: Mermaid stories on land and under the sea

Susan I. Weinstein

Tales of the Mer Family Onyx is an ''all in the family'' book about Neptune, his wife, Glendora, and their pair of Mer twins: the teenagers Emerald and Sapphire, the tweens Rainbow and Bowrain, baby Ruby and Neptune's daughter of the race of mini- mermaids, Pinky. The book begins with Glendora's introduction of her family and Neptune's challenge to his children. In the process, the Mer Children escape their father's shadow and make themselves proud. Can be read to younger children and enjoyed by those 8 to 11.

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"Tales of the Mer Family Onyx: Mermaid stories on land and under the sea" by Susan I. Weinstein
$21.95

Rain After Midnight

Don Skiles

Most of the pieces in Rain After Midnight can be thought of as filmic, as 'long story short.' The shortness of the form works, like the compression required in a good poem. There are four distinct groupings or sets of stories: One set has to do with film, cinema, movies; a second springs from thinking about writing, what is involved; pieces connected with England make a third grouping; and the fourth is the past, that great well. As the French film director Godard said, when a reporter asked him if he thought that a film should have a beginning, middle and end, 'Yes. But not necessarily in that order.'

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"Rain After Midnight" by Don Skiles
$22.00

Calls for Submission

Selena Chambers

Selena Chambers' debut collection guides readers out of space and time and through genre and mythos to explore the microcosmic horrors of identity, existence, and will in the face of the world's adamant calls for submission. Victorian tourists take a virtual trip through their (and the Ottoman empire's) ideal Orient; a teenage girl learns about independence and battle of the bands, all while caring for her mesmerized, dead mother; a failed Beat poet goes over the edge while exploring the long-abandoned Government Lethal Chambers. Visceral, evocative, and with a distinct style that is both vintage and fresh, Calls for Submission introduces a glowing, new writer of the weird and strange.

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"Calls for Submission" by Selena Chambers
$22.00

Paradise Gardens

Susan I. Weinstein

Weinstein’s PARADISE GARDENS is an Orwellian dystopia set in a near future world, where the Federal government has dissolved amid ecological breakdown. In the 2250s, Nate Greenfield, real estate visionary, with the help of P.R. maven Madge Chilton, sells corporate business on his “eden underground.” PARADISE GARDENS becomes the home of the United Business Estates (U.B.E). Left behind are the Unconnected, people outside corporate protection. Capitalism has devolved into the corporate feudalism of the U.B.E., where employees are conceived as Superior or Average to fit the needs of business. Suspended between the settings of 2250s on the Earth’s surface in NYC and 3011s underground, chapters alternate with a revolving cast of characters. Fates are determined by the Psychologicians, who manage the civilization’s data base. Yet, when model employee Janet McCarthy finds herself caught in a web of alternate identities, only her lover Michael can attempt to cut her loose. At stake, is the reset of the planet. In this cautionary near-future, Upton Sinclair’s classic It Can’t Happen Here, has already happened. It is a vision at once strange and familiar. The recognition it brings is a dark pleasure.

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"Paradise Gardens" by Susan I. Weinstein
$21.95

Footprints in Wet Cement

Peter Wortsman

These Footprints in Wet Cement are just that: stories some experienced, some homespun, some dredged from the fertile detritus of dreams; impressions gathered and ruminations fermented over the past decade or so—the fleeting imprint of a life left to harden in the tenuous mold of language. Straddling the tenuous borderline between the narrative and the poetic, they are all the product of a pressed aesthetic.

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"Footprints in Wet Cement" by Peter Wortsman
$22.95

Autobiography Without Words

Peter Cherches

There's a thin line between memoir and fiction, and Peter Cherches walks it in Autobiography Without Words. We follow the main character, variously known as Pete, Mr. Cherches and Peter Cherches, through the big and small adventures of life, from childhood crimes and punishments to trips to India and Mars. A departure from the cool minimalism of Cherches' previous collection, Lift Your Right Arm, this book will break your heart, mess with your head and have you rolling on the floor, all at once.

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"Autobiography Without Words" by Peter Cherches
$21.95

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Surf Music

R.S. Deese

The poems in Surf Music are all pretty short, and some of them are funny. Their subjects include being at the beach, believing people, believing things, losing people, encounters with plants & animals large and small, rain, machines, rocks, and sunlight.

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"Surf Music" by R.S. Deese
$18.95

Getting Started

David Allen

To mark his 20th anniversary at the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, David Allen goes back to the beginning to survey his first four years of columns, when the valley was new territory for him. After unpacking endlessly, he reports for jury duty in Chino, attends a Mexican wrestling match in Pomona and pays attention to movie dialogue about Rancho Cucamonga. Not limiting himself to local news, he wonders what a Rolling Stones tour in the distant future might be like (sponsor: Depends), considers applying for a job in Swaziland as the town hangman and enters clothing stores alert for clues about which side is for men. Even if you follow David Allen's current work in your daily newspaper, you probably never saw these columns, or if you did, forgot you read them or repressed the memory. Here they are again, with all the duds removed (we hope), and with a candid introduction by the author about trying to establish himself when he was just - wait for it - getting started.

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"Getting Started" by David Allen
$21.95

The Anarchist's Girlfriend

Susan I. Weinstein

The Anarchist's Girlfriend walks the Bowery in early 1980's New York City and absorbs the atmosphere and emotions of those around her. Both mystic and blank canvas, the AG's encounters reflect her society - art, politics, business, religion. Inspired by Dostoyevsky's divine "Idiot," the AG is a clairvoyant Brooklyn Go-Go Girl who designs clothes of the future. Delightfully retro and powerfully prescient, the novel satirizes New York's bohemian underground and the America of any time. The AG's roommates include her beloved Anarchist, a silkscreen artist, who wants to resolve Ireland's "troubles" with organic food, and nihilistic Sandy, a video verite switchboard operator. The story also involves the Llama, who's in the religion business, and his employee, Wayne, a deaf mute journalist with a nose for truth. As passion and hypocrisy erupt in a cloud of dust, character becomes destiny in this novel of ideas. The AG must save her imperiled city. And in the end, innocence is not lost but transcended.

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"The Anarchist's Girlfriend" by Susan I. Weinstein
$21.95

Right of Capture

Isadora Deese

Practically overnight, shape-shifting creatures and deadly portals have appeared, made possible by an otherworldly energy inside two children, Roan and Judge Gorey. To Judge, his sister is a selfish hack who deserves some payback. Roan thinks Judge is nothing more than a mistake that needs erasing. Dimond Industries claims a cure to their condition, but at what price? The answer to the mysterious origin of the Gorey children must be found - or constructed. Are the children a product of Nature, or a side effect of experiment? Will Roan and Judge destroy the world before being given the chance to save it? The exciting adventure begins with ''Right of Capture'', the first in a five book cycle by Isadora Deese.

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"Right of Capture" by Isadora Deese
$22.95

Jesus Christ, Boy Detective

J. Bradley

Trapped in the body of boy detective extraordinaire Timmy Hightower, Jesus Christ is forced by his father to solve mysteries no mortal should ever solve. With the help of Timmy's uncle, a fourth generation circus knife thrower/acquitted serial killer Leopold Franz, they search for answers and for a way home.

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"Jesus Christ, Boy Detective" by J. Bradley
$20.00

Heart Like A Starfish

Allen Callaci

Allen Callaci is a librarian, rock and roll singer, and heart transplant recipient. 'Heart Like a Starfish' is his account of that death-defying journey and the healing that follows for both himself and those around him. A portion of the proceeds of the book will be donated to Cedars-Sinai Heart Research Institute where the procedure was performed.

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"Heart Like A Starfish" by Allen Callaci
$25.00

Codex Ocularis

Ian Pyper

Codex Ocularis is the Log Book of a lone Astronaut/Psychonaut/Holonaut in a holographic exploration through space and time to an extremely large planet in the distant recesses of an unknown galaxy. Mimetic in character, it has focused its gaze on the Earth and its water and has consequently created weird and wonderful organisms in its vast internal fluid-filled centre.

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"Codex Ocularis" by Ian Pyper
$20.00

Traveling the Twisting Troubling Tanglelows' Trail

Greg McGoon

They exist in everyone's mind. The parts of us that twist and turn our thoughts into questions and doubts about ourselves. This is a guide through the messy thoughts we have from the day to day, showing us how to be kinder to ourselves and to others as we untangle their paths to a place of self-acceptance and understanding.

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"Traveling the Twisting Troubling Tanglelows' Trail" by Greg McGoon
$19.95

Heiberg's Twitch

Robert Wexelblatt

The fourteen stories in Heiberg's Twitch were not selected for their resemblance to one another, but for their differences in character, tone, and form. Settings range from a Scandinavian island to ancient Chinese courts, from the streets of Hyde Park in Boston to the galleries of midtown Manhattan, from Southern California to Eastern Europe, from Africa to South America-in one story, both continents at once. The stories are populated by schoolboys and poets, dictators and delinquents, college girls and composers, businessmen and scientists. Each tale conjures its own world, has its own language, aims to illuminate a distinct experience, a unique situation. Like human life, the stories in Heiberg's Twitch are comic, sad, pathetic, perplexing, and tragic

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"Heiberg's Twitch" by Robert Wexelblatt
$25.00

The Royal Heart

Greg McGoon

Once upon a time in a faraway land, an heir to the throne is born. The King has a son to follow in his footsteps. But life might not be quite as it appears for this Royal Family. All will be revealed on their child's 16th birthday. Family love triumphs over doubt and together they grow stronger. Join this Royal Family on the path to discovery, acceptance and celebration.

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"The Royal Heart" by Greg McGoon
$19.95

Stumbling Out the Stable

Sean Pravica

an irreverent trip down the turbulent backroads of early adulthood. Seamus, a college student with aspirations to hitch hike aimlessly after graduation, grows increasingly unsettled with the vagueness of the future. His friend Jamie, on the other hand, revels in its unpredictability. Together, they party with colorful characters, raise hell at their anarchistic workplace, and wax philosophic about life's hidden glitches. After a series of accidents intersect their lives, the boys stumble to find their footing as it becomes clear that not everything in life can be avoided.

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"Stumbling Out the Stable" by Sean Pravica
$25.00

The Underwater Typewriter

Marc Zegans

'The Underwater Typewriter' immerses us in the ritual of finding and expressing voice, bestowed by grace, in the face of cruelty, chance, betrayal and loss. It arrives as a collection of weathered shards, gathered and turned, through which light and by implication love, bent and at times nearly occluded, passes kaleidoscopically. The Underwater Typewriter's shifting patterns reveal the variety and range demanded of a poet traversing brutal terrain, tempted by but refusing bitterness. Zegans' poetry inverts Browning, finding human possibility in the broken, and discovers life beyond Joseph Cornell's wistful memory compiled in the collage of remaindered things. Listen closely as you read, for sound travels great distances under water.

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"The Underwater Typewriter" by Marc Zegans
$22.95

Closing the Book: Travels in Life, Loss, and Literature

Joelle Renstrom

A collection that explores the intersection of literature and life in personal essays about traveling, teaching, reading, writing, living, and dying. Each essay's narrative arc is formed and informed by the act of reading literature that makes a reader feel like the book she's reading was somehow written specifically for her to read in that exact moment.

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"Closing the Book: Travels in Life, Loss, and Literature" by Joelle Renstrom
$20.00

Burnt

Tim Kirk

Burnt is a dark multi-generational drama that spans a century of intrigue, murder and good daughters of bad guys. It was originally written as an online serial with chapters published weekly between January 2010 and February 2011.

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"Burnt" by Tim Kirk
$20.00

Crossed Paths: Desperation Squad and the Age of Fortuitism

Kevin Ausmus

'Crossed Paths' documents and explores a slice of the underground art and music scene in the Pomona Valley of California, beginning in the early 1980s and moving into the 21st Century with a particular focus on The Desperation Squad. Highlights include stories from The Warped Tour, America's Got Talent, and lead singer Kevin Ausmus's run for mayor of Pomona (the 'Rock and Roll Mayor').

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"Crossed Paths: Desperation Squad and the Age of Fortuitism" by Kevin Ausmus
$30.00

Mr. Abobaziz & The Nancy

Edward R. Beardsley

A cautionary tale of eroticism, innocence and corruption, and trickery told in 137 drawings. Mr. Abobaziz & The Nancy began life as a storyboard for a film, was transformed into a graphic novel, and is presented here, finally, in paperback form.

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"Mr. Abobaziz & The Nancy" by Edward R. Beardsley
$25.00

The Crazy Creatures Colouring Book

Liz Parkinson

a fine art colouring book from artist Liz Parkinson, features an imaginative slant on Australian animals. These wonderfully creative black and white drawings make perfect colouring pages for little hands and big hands alike.

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"The Crazy Creatures Colouring Book" by Liz Parkinson
$15.00

Cold Earth Wanderers

Peter Wortsman

A science fiction novel set in a completely built up world where vertical values are prized while all horizontal tendencies are suspect. An illicit underground group is hoping to break through to the elusive outside but special agents of the IVT (Institute for Vertical Thinking) are hot on the trail.

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"Cold Earth Wanderers" by Peter Wortsman
$20.00

Football

Don Skiles

This powerful, character-driven tale follows Larry Simmons through several life-changing events as 1957 looms on the horizon. Should he continue his athletic aspirations? Will he be inspired by more poetry? What does high school mean to him? And what is happening with Cameron Mitchell?

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"Football" by Don Skiles
$25.00

Pomona A to Z

David Allen

David Allen takes an alphabetical tour through 26 uniquely entertaining aspects of Pomona, California with this delightful series of newspaper columns that first appeared in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. This 10th Anniversary edition, the first time in paperback, includes updates, commentary, and a new introduction by the author.

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"Pomona A to Z" by David Allen
$20.00

Fingerless

Ian Donnell Arbuckle

Fingerless is an engaging story featuring a dynamic transgender protagonist. This compelling novel examines the frustration and confusion in her life as well as an insightful and compassionate exploration of gender, relationships, family, and friendship.

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"Fingerless" by Ian Donnell Arbuckle
$14.99

For Lack of Diamond Years

Caroline Beasley-Baker

An idiosyncratic collection of short poems - most under 20 lines - where questions lead the way. The poems are a mixed set of free verse, unabashed counting forms like the Hay(na)ku and the Elfchen, and a very minimalist version of John Cage's mesostic form, along with a small number of poems based on colors, and a few that steal freely from traditional American songs.

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"For Lack of Diamond Years" by Caroline Beasley-Baker
$12.00

Petrichor

David Scott Ewers

Stevie Ludich stumbles upon an isolated, word-covered dry lake bed in this cerebral and adventurous novel. Petrichor is a well-paced black comedy with a paranoiac dose of science fiction washed over with ruminations on identity, language and the composition of reality.

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"Petrichor" by David Scott Ewers
$20.00

Bugs of the Future Primitive: A Colouring Book

Ian Pyper

A fine art colouring book from artist Ian Pyper, featuring Future Primitive drawings of bugs in various evolutionary and transformative states, collectively and individually, rendered beautifully in black and white and awaiting their metamorphosis into vibrant works to hang upon the wall.

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"Bugs of the Future Primitive: A Colouring Book" by Ian Pyper
$9.99

Lift Your Right Arm

Peter Cherches

The five sequences in Lift Your Right Arm are minimalist novels of sorts – short prose that is mostly deadpan and often darkly humorous. The stars of these pieces are Peter Cherches' unique takes on Everyman and Everywoman—dead or alive—navigating a world in which very little is what it seems.

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"Lift Your Right Arm" by Peter Cherches
$10.00

Tales of a Minstrel

Tala Bar

Follow the adventures of a minstrel named Finbar as he travels around the countryside telling his stories. Tala Bar tells this tale in nine vignettes, discrete stories that paint a vivid and compelling work.

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"Tales of a Minstrel" by Tala Bar
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The Trampling Trembling Tanglelow Tale

Greg McGoon

Tension brews as a battle ensues within your mind. The Tramples and Trembles come face to face. These tricky types of Tanglelows know how to create a bit of chaos. Travel along the Tanglelows’ trail and work towards keeping our worries, doubts, and fears at bay.

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"The Trampling Trembling Tanglelow Tale" by Greg McGoon
$21.95 : pre-order
Shipping date: June 12, 2017

Ultimate Resort

David Scott Ewers

An artists community is planning something big for this year's gathering - something to put them back on the map. The sudden influx of capital piques the interest of a couple of investigators searching for the mysterious benefactors. Thousands of miles away Avery Krizan and Aisha Sandoval recount their journey through Primera, their encounters with the local color, and what exactly led them to this place. Was it the search for a book? Wanderlust? Some sort of conspiracy? ''Build you and the world will come'' and in time all three things - the dream, the dream-come-true, and the memory - will merge.

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"Ultimate Resort" by David Scott Ewers
$22.00 : pre-order
Shipping date: August 1, 2017

The Princess of Herself

Roberta Allen

With dark humor, the recurring characters in Roberta Allen's stories see themselves and others through distorting mirrors. The pain of never quite connecting is thrown into shadow as they go about their everyday lives and try to recapture their youth.

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"The Princess of Herself" by Roberta Allen
$18.00 : pre-order
Shipping date: September 20, 2017

Wayfarers

Katrinka Moore

Nomadic outsiders wander in a mythological world subject to chance, good or bad fortune. A family crosses the American Southwest in the 1920s. And a home dweller explores the mystery of familiar places. In these poems, tales told by multiple narrators, wayfarers move through a sparsely populated terrain, finding hardship, beauty, peril, the ineffable. Some are escaping events beyond their control, some choose to roam, and others stay in place, delving into the interior landscape.

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"Wayfarers" by Katrinka Moore
$18.95 : pre-order
Shipping date: January 23, 2018

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The Royal Heart

Greg McGoon

Once upon a time in a faraway land, an heir to the throne is born. The King has a son to follow in his footsteps. But life might not be quite as it appears for this Royal Family. All will be revealed on their child's 16th birthday. Family love triumphs over doubt and together they grow stronger. Join this Royal Family on the path to discovery, acceptance and celebration.

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"The Royal Heart" by Greg McGoon
$19.95

Traveling the Twisting Troubling Tanglelows' Trail

Greg McGoon

They exist in everyone's mind. The parts of us that twist and turn our thoughts into questions and doubts about ourselves. This is a guide through the messy thoughts we have from the day to day, showing us how to be kinder to ourselves and to others as we untangle their paths to a place of self-acceptance and understanding.

MORE...

"Traveling the Twisting Troubling Tanglelows' Trail" by Greg McGoon
$19.95

The Anarchist's Girlfriend

Susan I. Weinstein

The Anarchist's Girlfriend walks the Bowery in early 1980's New York City and absorbs the atmosphere and emotions of those around her. Both mystic and blank canvas, the AG's encounters reflect her society - art, politics, business, religion. Inspired by Dostoyevsky's divine "Idiot," the AG is a clairvoyant Brooklyn Go-Go Girl who designs clothes of the future. Delightfully retro and powerfully prescient, the novel satirizes New York's bohemian underground and the America of any time. The AG's roommates include her beloved Anarchist, a silkscreen artist, who wants to resolve Ireland's "troubles" with organic food, and nihilistic Sandy, a video verite switchboard operator. The story also involves the Llama, who's in the religion business, and his employee, Wayne, a deaf mute journalist with a nose for truth. As passion and hypocrisy erupt in a cloud of dust, character becomes destiny in this novel of ideas. The AG must save her imperiled city. And in the end, innocence is not lost but transcended.

MORE...

"The Anarchist's Girlfriend" by Susan I. Weinstein
$21.95

Paradise Gardens

Susan I. Weinstein

Weinstein’s PARADISE GARDENS is an Orwellian dystopia set in a near future world, where the Federal government has dissolved amid ecological breakdown. In the 2250s, Nate Greenfield, real estate visionary, with the help of P.R. maven Madge Chilton, sells corporate business on his “eden underground.” PARADISE GARDENS becomes the home of the United Business Estates (U.B.E). Left behind are the Unconnected, people outside corporate protection. Capitalism has devolved into the corporate feudalism of the U.B.E., where employees are conceived as Superior or Average to fit the needs of business. Suspended between the settings of 2250s on the Earth’s surface in NYC and 3011s underground, chapters alternate with a revolving cast of characters. Fates are determined by the Psychologicians, who manage the civilization’s data base. Yet, when model employee Janet McCarthy finds herself caught in a web of alternate identities, only her lover Michael can attempt to cut her loose. At stake, is the reset of the planet. In this cautionary near-future, Upton Sinclair’s classic It Can’t Happen Here, has already happened. It is a vision at once strange and familiar. The recognition it brings is a dark pleasure.

MORE...

"Paradise Gardens" by Susan I. Weinstein
$21.95

Tales of the Mer Family Onyx: Mermaid stories on land and under the sea

Susan I. Weinstein

Tales of the Mer Family Onyx is an ''all in the family'' book about Neptune, his wife, Glendora, and their pair of Mer twins: the teenagers Emerald and Sapphire, the tweens Rainbow and Bowrain, baby Ruby and Neptune's daughter of the race of mini- mermaids, Pinky. The book begins with Glendora's introduction of her family and Neptune's challenge to his children. In the process, the Mer Children escape their father's shadow and make themselves proud. Can be read to younger children and enjoyed by those 8 to 11.

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"Tales of the Mer Family Onyx: Mermaid stories on land and under the sea" by Susan I. Weinstein
$21.95

The Trampling Trembling Tanglelow Tale

Greg McGoon

Tension brews as a battle ensues within your mind. The Tramples and Trembles come face to face. These tricky types of Tanglelows know how to create a bit of chaos. Travel along the Tanglelows’ trail and work towards keeping our worries, doubts, and fears at bay.

MORE...

"The Trampling Trembling Tanglelow Tale" by Greg McGoon
$21.95

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