The Day My Kisses Tasted Like Disorder, Emmanuella Hristova

Coming of Age, Grief & Hardship, Literature & Fiction

I hesitate when you kiss me because I  am afraid you will taste the disaster brewing underneath my skin.  Emmanuella’s debut poetry collection documents the birth and death of a relationship, and the death of her sister. Each poem is an emotional time-stamp that plunges the reader into the depths of the author’s feelings as … Read more

Hug Everyone You Know, Antoinette Truglio Martin

Grief & Hardship, Memoir & Biography, NonFiction

Antoinette Martin believed herself to be a healthy and sturdy woman—that is, until she received a Stage 1 breast cancer diagnosis. Cancer is scary enough for the brave, but for a wimp like Martin, it was downright terrifying. Martin had to swallow waves of nausea at the thought of her body being poisoned, and frequently … Read more

Finding Hope in the Darkness of Grief, Diamante Lavendar

Grief & Hardship, NonFiction, Religion & Spirtuality

This earthly plane offers much for us to learn: happiness, wisdom, loss, heartbreak, and enlightenment. It is a Pandora’s box of emotions, situations, opportunities, and failures, all wrapped into a package we call life. Nobody is immune, but everyone has the opportunity to grow tall or wither like a flower in harsh light. It’s completely … Read more

Before, Afdre, and After, Maureen Twomey

Grief & Hardship, Health & Well Being, NonFiction, Self-Help & Motivational

When Maureen Twomey was only thirty-three years old, she experienced a massive stroke—one that took away her ability to read, write, walk, and even speak (AAAAAAAHHH!!). Well, she wasn’t about to go down without a fight. In Before, Afdre, and After, Twomey offers a sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes comical, and ultimately inspiring account of what it is to … Read more

Lamchwa, D.R. Michael Buam

Contemporary Fiction, Grief & Hardship, Literature & Fiction

What would you do if someone you love dearly suffers a fatal disease? Pray for a miracle, search for all possible remedies and put everything at stake for the sake of a cure? This is the dilemma that faced all those who loved Lamchwa. Lamchwa had to shoulder responsibility of his mother and his siblings … Read more

The Longest Trail: A True Story, Roni McFadden

Coming of Age, Grief & Hardship, Memoir & Biography, NonFiction, Spirituality & Philosophy

At 14 years old, Roni McFadden was already headed for trouble. When her mother divorced Roni’s abusive step-father, whatever closeness existed between mother and daughter disappeared. The only thing that Roni had left in her life with any meaning was her little horse Sparol. When she met an old cowboy who lived down the road, … Read more

NAKED, Julie Freed

Grief & Hardship, Memoir & Biography, NonFiction, Parenting & Relationships, Self-Help & Motivational

10 years ago a Mississippi house and marriage violently disintegrated.  Abandoned by her husband and left alone to raise an infant in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Julie is surrounded by the rubble of her life – stripped bare by love and loss.  What happens when one woman loses everything?   Naked is a true story about … Read more