How DOES Washington REALLY work?
Twenty-Six Years of Shoe Leather answers this very vital question and lays out in a very personal way the pressures, the hard work, and the rewards of a true professional in a casual and frank manner that few people are ever exposed to. Most books on Washington are told from the very highest levels by Speakers of the House, Cabinet members, and White House officials. This book, on the contrary, tells the life of a Washington practitioner from the bottom up in agencies and trade associations that are major players in the implementation of Federal government policy and programs.
The book’s chapters coincide with the various positions held by the author over a twenty-six-year career as an industry lobbyist in the environment and energy public policy arena and as a congressional relations specialist in three different Administrations. The early chapters describe the author’s introduction to Capitol Hill and subsequently to a major Cabinet Department and show how his solid upbringing and challenging college training allowed him to thrive in a high-pressure environment. Later chapters detail his leadership in obtaining paramount legislative provisions saving his clients millions of dollars and in successfully representing agencies with powerful opposition forces.Read More
“Children’s sermons are always my favorite part of church because you never know what the kids are going to say or do. I also know that these sermons are the toughest to come up with. I asked a retired minister for help and together we have come up with some children’s sermons we felt were worth sharing.”
—P. J. WendelkenRead More
It was July 1942. Dorothy Carlin says goodbye to her boyfriend Clyde Justin, as he leaves for boot camp. As she awaits his return, a twist of fate leads her to his best friend, Duane Sanders. Duane’s family has been through many hardships, but somehow manages to get through each setback without bitterness. Now they, along with an entire nation, do their part to bring home their sons and daughters and win the war. But not all of them will be coming home…
A story inspired by true events of hardship, loss, love and hope.Read More
A chance encounter with a forgotten childhood friend makes
a woman take stock of her own shortcomings through the years.
A rural family's peaceful Sunday night is
disrupted by a frightening, unexpected visitor.
A charming blind student brings a new perspective
to an emotionally distant teacher.
A woman is eyewitness to a neighbor's struggle with
alcoholism and the tragic outcome of his problems.
These incidents and many others are captured in A Place That Was Home.
Chronicling a Western North Carolina woman’s experiences from the 1960s to the present, the twenty-one personal essays in A Place That Was Home vividly depict a regional world in which families live, work, and worship and others suffer from dire circumstances.
A Place That Was Home invites the reader into this compelling world.Read More
When John begins shouting his sermons in the middle of crowded downtown sidewalks, his only goal is to collect enough money for some food and a place to sleep.
. . . INSTEAD . . .
. . . he finds himself on the path to faith, a path that may cost him more than he ever imagined.Read More
A Dying Wish...
What would you do if your best friend’s last wish was to help him escape from a hospice so he could “take care of a few things?”
The initial dilemma for Dennis Sullivan is not the anger he will incur from Jack’s family, or how to manage a terminally-ill curmudgeon who mistakenly believes he knows everyone. He can even humor Jack’s desire to become like a mayfly – one of those nasty spring bugs with a lifespan of only a few days, but are unforgettable monsters.
The true question is why help someone who was not there for him when his own wife was dying and he needed a friend?
Guilted into this late odyssey, Dennis soon discovers the road to hell is truly paved with good intentions and it takes courage, faith, and a generous dose of anarchy to change the destination. He finds his best friend’s “bucket list on steroids” is not a tale of self-absorption at all, but rather a well-considered plan to touch his estranged family and seek forgiveness. And Jack plans the biggest makeover of all for Dennis. Chasing Mayflies is a “R.I.P.” roaring, hilarious journey that matches an intriguing plot with a thought-provoking message that will resonate with your soul long after the story ends.Read More
“For her fifteenth birthday, Anoira White’s step-mother bought her a boyfriend.”
So begins the coming-of-age tale of Ann, a young girl with undiagnosed Asperger’s Syndrome growing up under the thumb of her high-maintenance step-mother, Hilde. When Hilde forces Ann to enter a beauty pageant in order to continue to be with her friends, Ann will put everything on the line in order to stand up for them—and for herself. But will her hard work be enough to overcome the monumental hurdle of an undiagnosed mental disorder? Or will Ann discover a new way in which to accept the way that she was made?
The third installment of the Once Upon a Reality series, The Thing About Apples is a modern re-telling of Snow White that re-defines what it means to be “fairest in the land.”Read More
"WILL YOU WALK INTO MY PARLOUR?"
SAID THE SPIDER TO THE FLY?
Daffodil Simmons is a spider, and all the world is her fly. Her latest scheme for revenge against the two men who abandoned her—her father and her former lover—seems to be going as planned until...
...ANOTHER SPIDER ENTERS THE WEB.
It’s a battle of wits against a powerful foe. Will Daffodil gain the revenge she craves? Or will she be trapped by her own threads?Read More
NOW AVAILABLE IN A REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION FOR 2016!
Edna is a precocious trouble-maker wreaking havoc at her Beverly Hills school. Her therapist advocates medication, but her parents come up with an alternative cure: Edna will spend the summer in the desert with her grandparents. Their remote cabin is cut off from cell phone service, Internet and television. Edna’s determined to rebel until she meets an older local boy and falls in love for the first time. How can she get to know him from the edge of nowhere?
Praise for Edna in the Desert
“I loved this realistic, funny-and-yet-equally-serious, pitch-perfect novel about a young teen with no distractions—other than herself. What Edna learns over her summer in the desert makes for one of my favorite books of the year.”
Author of See Jane Date and The Mosts
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