Join us on this Special Edition of “Between the Covers”! In the 1930s and 1940s Jewish men and women served as a “fierce resistance” fighting the British government that had mandated Palestine. These resistance fighters fought for a cause in which they truly believed: a free and independent Israel at peace. This novel salutes those “fierce” resistance fighters and their indomitable spirit. Join us as Larry and his theatrical troupe finish the reading of “Fierce Resistance” and hear the thrilling tale come to a conclusion! Listen now on Captivate! https://player.captivate.fm/episode/18f0cd3b-ff7d-4eec-a0fc-f343732829f4 You can buy Larry Bloom’s novel “Fierce Resistance” on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Fierce-Resistance-Lawrence-Bloom/dp/195285911
Please join us with authors Debra O’Fee, Gloria Drewitz, and William Schumpert.
Debra O’Fee, author of “I’m Sorry Jimmy Muscle: Why My Son With Autism Wanders” – When we first received my son’s autism diagnosis we were trying to settle into our new lives. Most important was looking into all the therapies that would help him learn how to communicate with us. It was such a new scary world. It was the first time we were being introduced to our school district and we were instantly put in a position to work closely with them on a subject that we knew nothing about but had just become the most important focus of our lives. A lot of children with autism have a lot of sensory issues; my son was one of them. We had many upsetting experiences, in the beginning, helping him cope with them. Many meltdowns and embarrassing scenes in public. Dealing with the judgmental stares of non-understanding people. Just when I felt so overwhelmed, exhausted, and not able to handle another thing, my son went missing for a short period of time. We figured out he is an eloper (48% of children with autism are). My son who seemed to be disinterested and not able to focus on most things was calculating and strategizing in one area: removing himself from situations he did not feel comfortable in. If I thought things were hard before, his eloping would have us not even able to get sleep at night. The theme of our lives had become trying to keep one step ahead of his beautiful creative mind. This is our story.
Gloria Drewitz, author of “Restora Hypnosis: A Faith-Based Journey for Spiritual Wholeness” – This book will reconnect you to divine truth, and provide a solid foundation for finding peace, wholeness, and fulfillment in a world of uncertainty and chaos. The book takes you through a spiritual and psychological inner healing process that will resonate with your being’s deepest core. The ultimate self-help book if you’re seeking freedom from self-deception. This book will be your companion on the road to the life that God intended for you. The book gives you access to real power and a new blueprint for rebuilding your life. If you’re seeking the courage to face a new chapter in your life or trying to gain a fresh perspective on life itself, this book will give you specific guidance from ancient wisdom that has become relatively obscure in modern society. It will plant the seeds and provide the framework for the transformation of both soul and spirit.
William Schumpert, author of “The Lakeside” – Matt was always fond of River Falls after leaving to live in the city. Eager to visit the countryside he grew up in he drove in anticipation to his old home by the lake, yet he finds that his old home is not what it used to be. Haunted by a bizarre atmosphere and mysterious creatures in the very bellows of Hell, all while a child’s life hangs on the balance of intricate madness- “But that shadow- that foreboding presence… As hard as I tried I could not ignore its presence… there had to be an end to it! For God’s sake, there must be an end to this menacing chaos!”
Author Rony Kessler and friends join us for a lively discussion on Rony’s new book “The Mysterious Animal Soup.”
Please join us with authors Elaine Donadio, Paul DiSclafani, and Samantha Evans.
Elaine Donadio, author of “March of the Blue Moon” – Eleven-year-old New York City boy Nestor Ramirez reunites with his father in Alaska on a journey of discovery, adventure, self-realization, and goal setting. With his good friend Kwan Min Park in tow, the boys visit the sites as they learn about the balance of nature and its precarious effects on the environment. Nestor finds role models to help him focus on GOALS – Go Out And Learn Something. In the end, Nestor’s self-esteem is raised to the point where even he likes himself.
Paul DiSclafani, author of “Burning Through the West Coast” – Paul (Disco) DiSclafani, his cousin Sal (The Catman) and their friend Bruce (Mr. B) as he transports you back to those carefree days in the late ‘70’s, recalling a zany but true trip as they burned their way through Southern California and Arizona.
- Stand next to them on the line as they use their New York attitudes to resolve car rental SNAFU’s, lost luggage, and useless hotel room vouchers.
- Be part of The Tonight Show audience as Johnny burns them on National TV.
- Spend a couple of foggy days in Arizona for a visit with their crazy friends, Felix and Kozshekka, as a flood of biblical proportions strands them across the street from the airport.
- Travel down Arizona’s Salt River with our inebriated heroes as they hold on for dear life when their lazy float turns into a white-water disaster.
- Experience the miracle of finding a bag of weed when they arrive in LA
- Participate along with them in the “Pause that refreshes” every time they hear a Bruce Springsteen song
Burning Through the West Coast is a lighthearted romp, with original photographs from the trip and chapter illustrations by John Colquhoun, which will make you smile every time you turn the page. 6,000 Miles, 576 Beers, 4 states, 3 Guys from the East Coast, and a bag of weed. What could possibly go wrong?
Samantha Evans, author of “Ella” – Prince Liam of Derzeli believes differently in what honor means. King Breen, Liam’s father, and Cullen, Liam’s brother, believe that real greatness is achieved once they slay a dragon. Liam thinks that dragons are majestic and do not deserve to die. King Breen, Liam’s father, brings Liam along on an expedition to slay a dragon. On one of the nights of the journey, Liam rescued a dragon’s egg. Liam decides to care for it, and it hatches on Liam’s birthday. Tragedy strikes, which leads to Liam having to leave Derzeli, and Liam goes on the run with the help of Ella, the dragon. Ella helps him escape and runs to a barren wasteland, where he saw himself to becoming a hermit for the rest of his life. But due to an event happening with the help of a new friend and a childhood friend, Liam has no choice but to return home. He has to decide to run away from his destiny, or embrace it, the chance of a king.
Please join us with authors Danielle Meggoe, Jasmine Tritten, and Greg Fields.
Danielle Meggoe, author of “Female Minority Report” – The world is dancing to a different vibration. The mass awakening has begun, technology is excelling yet the social stigmas continue to brew. Where do we see ourselves fifty years from now? Have we created a world free of racism, sexism, and judgment? Or have we simply patched an illness that continues to infect our viral nation? This report details the journey and hardships of being a minority woman in corporate America. An in-depth view of how people of color are limited and stifled in their careers and day to day life. It uncovers the true experience of low representation and lack of support in the industries. Examples of how we should respect and treat our fellow staff regardless of our belief systems are planted throughout each chapter. As you dive deeper you will find ways that you can unlock doors of new opportunities and better communication. This book will challenge you to self-evaluate and expand your level of understanding as it relates to various cultures of the world. Allow this information to push you in a direction of recognizing the beauty of variety, accepting change, and addressing some of our embarrassing truths about race relations.
Jasmine Tritten, author of “On the Nile with a Dancing Dane” – An adventurous travel memoir by award-winning author Jasmine Tritten, exploring the land of the pharaohs, overcoming challenges and obstacles while following her love for dance and the Egyptian culture. Filled with mystery and surprises. Original artwork and photos by the author.
Greg Fields, author of “Through the Waters and the Wild” – Haunted by lost loves and limping through a lifeless career, Conor Finnegan’s discontent mirrors the restlessness of his grandfather Liam, caught as a young man in the crossfire of the Irish Civil War. Drawing from Liam’s wisdom and courage, Conor seeks to reinvent his character and reclaim passions made numb by neglect and loss. Through the Waters and the Wild addresses the timeless questions, “Where shall I go now? What shall I do?”
Please join us with authors Jan Domagala, Kevin “Kajeman” Johnson, and Peter Koutsoukos.
Jan Domagala, author of “Ronin” – In the first of this thrilling sci-fi adventure series we are introduced to Kurt Stryder., a Special Forces soldier assigned to Col Sec, Colonial Security. Kurt is changed due to his volunteering for an experimental program he was told would change the military forever. This puts him in the path of an enemy that will stop at nothing to obtain what they consider to be the key to controlling the galaxy. With this new threat, Kurt has to decide whether to remain a pawn of his government or to become a soldier with no master, a Ronin.
Kevin “Kajeman” Johnson, author of “Insufficient Postage: A Week in the Life of a New Letter Carrier” – How does a letter get lost in the mail for years or decades? Is the check really in the mail? Do we pay too much to mail a letter? Insufficient Postage is an insightful lighthearted view of a Long Island post office. It opens up the inner going-ons of the post office and answers some of these questions.
Peter Koutsoukos, author of “Jailhouse Confidential” – These are not typical jailhouse stories. They are about events inside Rikers experienced through the eyes and ears of a correction officer who made it to the end of his twenty-year career. The uniqueness of this book is that it all happened in the 1970s. It wasn’t like it is today. Back then, we were the judge, jury and I use the word executioner, lightly. We never killed, only punished, when officers were attacked. There was always a need to show who was in charge. We could never allow inmates to think they were running things, the way it seems in today’s era. These tales are not so much about the inmate, but more about the mind of the officers and the different ways they coped, or couldn’t. Eyebrows will sometimes be raised. You will laugh, and at times lose your breath. The officer can gain your respect, and in an instant lose it. In the end, you will realize the job is not for everyone, and have a deeper understanding of how difficult it was to cope with it all. Guaranteed, you’ve never heard stories like these before.
Red Penguin Books is thrilled to have published 8 books thus far for “The Red Penguin Collection”, and this newest book – “Stand Out” – includes “the best of” featuring writers, poets and playwrights from around the globe. Join us and meet some of the amazing authors of “Stand Out.”
Join us with authors Verona Willis-Brown, Christopher Laine, and Krishna Sudhir.
Verona Willis-Brown, author of “Are You Free Enough? 2” – The love between the two has reached explosive dimensions, it was a steamy love affair…no, it was an extremely deep sexual connection between Michael and Michelle one that is hard to find or let go. Their body fluids had joined them together like Siamese twins with pure seduction. Find out what twists and turns will happen between the sheets when their fingers, tongue, and sexual organs get ignited by intense passion. Will the love fade away or remain the same?
Christopher Laine, author of “Screens” – Sometime in 2016, dark web posts began appearing about a document known only as “the Manuscript.” Originally created with a manual typewriter and impossible to digitize, the Manuscript can only be read by those who can procure one of its precious few copies. It is said that the Manuscript contains horrific knowledge, and those who have read it have immediately disconnected from the internet, vanished off the digital grid, never to return.
In short order, all online posts regarding the Manuscript were gone without a trace. Everyone with any knowledge or connection to them has disappeared or been gruesomely murdered.
Something horrible is happening. Something unspeakable is coming.
And yet you can’t seem to stop staring at that television, that computer, that mobile phone. THEY have you, and for all your justifications and bravado, you never can turn away.
Why are you still looking?
THEY are watching you…
Krishna Sudhir, author of “Prince of Typgar: Nujran and the Corpse in the Quadrangle” – This is the second in the Prince of Typgar series, the much-anticipated sequel to Nujran and the Monks of Meirar. At the end of the first book, we left Nujran as a teenager who has learned much through his journeys alongside his teacher Amsibh. He experienced romance, conflict, friendship, betrayal, and loss. He grew up along the way.
We begin the second book on the sprawling campus of the prestigious University of Western Foalinaarc, where a body has just been discovered. Who is this girl, and why is she dead? Could it be linked to the mysterious illness sweeping the campus and plaguing the teaching community? Why does Amsibh come to the school, and what does he need to protect Nujran from? Through what twist of fate is Nujran reunited with his old friends, the Monks of Meirar? And why does Nujran end up being a captive again?
The stakes are higher than ever before, with fugitives on the run, turbulence on the university campus, a new romance, a bizarre kidnapping, a perilous escape from prison, and a rescue mission where things don’t quite go as planned. Corpse in the Quadrangle is another fast-paced adventure that will hold young readers spellbound!
Join us with authors Bill Boggs and Aleisha Brooks.
Bill Boggs, author of “The Adventures of Spike the Wonder Dog” – Spike is an English Bull Terrier with a keen comedic eye for human foibles. He rockets to TV and internet fame after appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, along with his master Bud, who hosts a local morning show in High Point, North Carolina. Spike and Bud soon hit the fast track to bigger stardom when Bud signs on for a talk show in New York City. They embark on an endless stream of mind-boggling adventures that include the world’s first topless theme park, a Rabbi promoting Christmas shows, and a Yogi who discovers Spike’s comical talent for teaching Transcendental Meditation. Spike’s pop culture fame and the A-list crowd he mingles within Manhattan exact a potentially fatal price. Dangerous forces enact a scheme to snatch the famous wonder dog and plunge him into an international dogfighting ring. The brash, athletic, sardonic, honest, and hilarious Spike will capture the hearts of readers who enjoy a character who tells it like it is. They will fall in step with his eye-rolling observations and root for this underdog of a wonder dog. A category unto itself, Spike is not a cartoon version of dogs acting human, but rather a charming portrayal of the human-like, spunky, and passionate mind of a dog. Spike calls to mind the cultural icon Rocky Balboa as he goes into battle armed with humor and guile as well as the ancient, but never tested, skills of his breed. Will they be enough to enable him to survive?
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Aleisha Brooks, author of “Reunion” – Cleo Martin walked into her twentieth High School reunion like she was walking into the Academy Awards. She was going to turn heads tonight at her reunion, even if they were balding ones. High School had been traumatic. She was not the beautiful, sexy, sophisticated, and confident woman she is now. She was a geek, a very sexually frustrated geek. She grew up not really knowing her mother, or what happened to her. She was raised by her father, and although he did everything he could to make a good life for her, she had no female role model to turn to in times of need. Now, everything was different. She had been estranged from her father for ten years, she took a lover, she became an art curator. She started the careers of many hot L.A. artists. She was at the top of her game. Then, she saw him. Billy Pope. This reunion was about to get very hot.
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