Gary B Maier (The KeyMasters, The Tyrannosaur Rebellion) published by Strategic Book Publishing and Rights. Children's Book
In the exciting children’s adventure Key Masters: The Tyrannosaur Rebellion, two fifth graders are tasked with stopping dinosaurs from entering the gateway to Earth, because once the creatures get here, they’re coming to eat.
Tuck and Sienne are sent on a dangerous mission to stop tyrannosaur rebels from acquiring the key to the gateway. They travel to the strange and terrifying dinosaur world via a gateway that all animals on Earth can go through at will. The kids are joined by their friends Prodie the beagle, Noelle the rat, magpies Sonki and Ceril, and Yiddah the tiny dinosaur.
Will they be able to stop the rebels before the gateway is opened and the tyrannosaurs go on a feeding frenzy?Gary B. Maier's Personal Website (to research the book)
Trish Jackson (Capricorn Cravings) Published by SoulMate, Novel. Fiction
Note: Please do not contact Trish. She does not wish to be contacted. Thank you!
Small town veterinarian Riley Shaughnessy never imagined she would fall for a man she suspected of being a serial killer.Hunky Powell Stewart fits the profile of the serial killer the FBI has named the Capricorn Killer, who murdered and mutilated Riley Shaughnessy's assistant, Jamie. Riley is desperate for the authorities to find the killer, and does everything she can to help bring him to justice. Despite her efforts to stay away from Powell, circumstances keep throwing them together, and when he kisses her she is unable to resist kissing him back. She tries to keep him at bay by going out with bad-boy horse wrangler, Randy Hansen, who is the real killer.
Jim Goddard (Jack and Charmain London) Novel, Fiction
“Why should I care what people think?” asked Jack London. “Let ‘em say I’m a rough, savage fellow. Untrained, unrefined, self-made. A man which strives to hide beneath an attitude of roughness and unconventionality. Do I attempt to un-convince them? It’s just easier to leave their convictions alone. It’s so much easier to live placidly and complacently. Of course, to live placidly and complacently is not to live at all.” Writer, sailor, gold prospector, tramp, oyster pirate, rancher. Jack grew up in a world that preached materialism and science over things of the spirit, and which spoke against out dated notions such as love. He came to believe that everything in life had to be approached scientifically. He believed that “all phenomena, whether it be an emotional response, or a sunrise, can be reduced to a chemical reaction.” He believed the only rational idea for marriage was for the breeding of the race (anyone’s race). His first marriage, to Bess Madden, was founded on scientific principles.Though he didn’t find any satisfaction with what he believed, this is how he saw life, and in his mind would never change. Until he met Charmian Kittridge. Charmian was not a lady of her period. She didn’t fancy dresses (though she could upon occasion), preferring pleated skirts. She’d ride a horse straddle, never side saddle. She was an editor at the newspaper her aunt owned. She could box, fence, play piano, and was always up for adventure. Most women hated her, most men loved her. She was, as her aunt wrote Jack; different from the average sort”.Jack wanted to know how different. They met, and, after a series of emotional mishaps (Jack’s scientific marriage having become a disaster), discovered something both had yearned for in life - love. Charmian believed in love, and knew what love should be all about. Jack wasn’t expecting love when it hit him senseless. In a time when men went adventuring with other men, and a man’s best friend was another man, Jack and Charmian adventured together as best friends. They traveled in and out of the States (for fun and for Jack’s lecture tours), sailed the South Seas in a 43 foot sloop, living life to the fullest. Jack wrote – “When I finally came to grips with love, I found fame a vanity, success - meaningless. But this did not cause me to become self-centered. I found meaning in the company of my kind, and self worth in the company of love, which is the best fame of all.” Near the end of his life – Jack said “I’m free! Free of the primitive, the survival of the fittest – and…free of materialist concepts.” When Jack died at the age of 40, he had written over 50 novels, built a working ranch in Sonoma County, and had traveled all over the world. When he died, literally, in the arms of Charmian, he said “you’re all I have left”. His strength of heart and presence was such that – within a few years of this death – many members of his “Bohemian crowd” committed suicide. They simply didn’t know what to do, now that their “spark of life” was gone.
Thomas Harrison, The Glassman, YA Novel, Fiction
The story opens with a bank raid; two gunmen attack workers and innocent bystanders in an attempt to steal money. Their plans, however, are ruined and their killing spree stopped by another intruder; the mysterious “girl in purple”, known around town as a secret vigilante and hero.
The story then moves to the main protagonist. In order to overcome the death of her father, Angela Burnheart is tracking down the faceless enemy who is following her every move. After an attack on her that accidentally injures a friend, she realises her family is embroiled in something much bigger than she thought possible.
Angela attempts to find the truth behind her father’s death and come to terms with the physical and emotional changes it had on her. A seemingly heroic range of powers materialised the moment her father passed away – yet she has one major flaw; her kryptonite is food.
At the same time, a young girl is trapped in a rehab centre for an eating disorder. Lindsay is troubled by images of a mystery man made from glass: anything she dares eat, he mockingly shows her within his mirror like shape. From talking to her psychiatrist, being locked in ‘isolation’, to a deadly patient outing at a local restaurant, the ‘Glass Man’ haunts every move Lindsay makes.
Within this range of characters are also Sebastian – a teenager who can only speak to a man covered in smoke; a celebrity trapped away, in Lindsay’s rehab centre, from an ever growing paparazzi intrusion; and Tony, a young man who cannot bring himself to finish any word with four letters.
With a few spare clues to go on, Angela is running out of time to capture her father’s murderer and save herself and her family. Only a business card for ‘Glassman Enterprises’ holds any information…
Lindsay and Angela’s stories eventually combine in a final battle against the dreaded ‘Glass Man’; Lindsay is the real girl, recovering in a rehab centre; Angela is her alter ego, her way to battle inner demons and combat the grief caused by the death of her father.
William Connelly, At Tether's End, YA Novel, Fiction
Martin Heydekker will not be home this summer. While his parents tour Britain, France and Scotland, hiking and bunking up in tents or hostels better suited to a younger clientele, Martin will live with his Uncle Chick at a camp on a lake in Maine, five long hours from home. Tether’s End. Martin feels abandoned, feels his parents are hiding from him, hiding some secret about their marriage. Uncle Chick seems a solid and supportive enough fellow, but Martin’s summer friend—Suzy, from the next camp over—maintains that Chick is gay. Gay? Nine year-old Martin’s not sure what the word means, nor why Suzy should respond to it the way she does. But then at age eleven, Suzy is the more versed in worldly matters. She knows what a man and a woman can do together to conceive a child, a mixed-race child like her, and knows from experience that parents may not linger to watch young children grow up. Into a summer of shared library visits, fishing and frog catching motors Uncle Chick’s wealthy, long-time partner, bringing with him an androgynous exchange student from Prague, a ‘nephew’ of his own. With the gayness at Tether’s End now an open issue, and at social and religious odds with Suzy’s camp, misunderstandings compound into a single, explosive incident. Angry and disappointed, the two children—and their camps—must fall back on individual devices. Martin must re-rig his time in Maine to suit his own inner gifts, whether reading, helping in the kitchen, or sailing on a Chick’s sweet water lake. Phoned unexpectedly to Boston, many days before his parents’ scheduled return, Martin will demonstrate—to family and reader alike—how thoughtfully, and thoroughly, a nine year-old can mature at Tether’s End