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Thursday, October 02, 2014

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  • Nightmarriage

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    For the month of October, the Nightmarriage eBook is free in celebration of two years of releases! Download it today!

    Chad Thomas Johnston’s Nightmarriage is a whimsical memoir that explores the terrors of marriage and the perils of parenthood. Adapted from Johnston’s blog series of the same name, Nightmarriage proves that, when two people marry, their flaws tie the knot, too. In essays such as “My Wife, the Black Hole,” “Hearts and Jumper Cables,” “Knives and Wives,” “Honeymoonwalking (to Jail),” and “Blessed Are the Tentmakers,” Johnston weaves stories on his literary loom that are equal parts luminous and lunatic.

    Writing as only a minister’s son with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder can, Johnston has crafted an observational ode to both the blunders and wonders of wedlock, and his writing is punctuated accordingly with absurd alliteration, appalling puns, and madcap metaphors. Nightmarriage is a must-read for fans of David Sedaris, Robert Fulghum, and Anne Lamott.
     

     

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  • The Preacher

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    Secrets have a way of controlling a person’s life, and for Mike Fuller, a small town pastor, this has never been truer. His own secret could destroy his marriage. Desperate to keep his wife from discovering the mistakes he's made, Mike frantically searches for a solution, but his options are slim. Time is running out, and even God Himself seems to have turned a deaf ear.

    Then Sadie arrives in town, a peculiar old woman who has a secret of her own. It is through her that God teaches Mike a valuable lesson—a lesson about trust, patience, endurance, and most importantly, God’s timing.

    After all, everything happens for a reason . . .

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  • The Adventures of the Hobby Farm Family

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    If you've ever lived on a farm, or even DREAMED of living on a farm . . .

    . . . you'll relish the adventures of the Hobby Farm Family. This young couple and their 3 young children have finally fulfilled a long time dream of moving to the country, where life will be simple and easy. But as they soon discover, life in the country is rarely easy and seldom simple. Sometimes it's funny and sometimes it's sad, but life in the country is certainly never boring!

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  • Murmurings of a Madman

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    Take a journey into MADNESS, and find PEACE.

    Murmurings of a Madman is a psychological and spiritual exploration of mental illness from the point of view of the mentally ill person. With appearances by Woody Guthrie, Joe Hill, and Crazy Horse as the poet’s ego, super ego, and id, this poignant collection of poetry will astound, confound, and show the light of hope that can penetrate any situation...the light that only comes from hope in Jesus Christ.

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  • When the Roll is Called a Pyonder

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    "With grace, humor, and sensitivity, Diana R. Zimmerman renders a traditional Mennonite farm family in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as seen through a child’s eyes and spoken in the hypnotic rhythms of a young girl’s voice. The spirited speaker develops a rich sense of herself and her community as she grows up in a conservative religious context where “help means spank,” and female children are reared for lives of obedience, modesty, and piety. This is a remarkably immediate work of memory and imagination—authentic, fair-minded, and unsentimental— suitable for readers of all ages."

    —Julia Spicher Kasdorf, author of Sleeping Preacher and The Body and the Book: Writing from a Mennonite Life

    "Diana R. Zimmerman has written a great American memoir. I was reminded of Huck Finn and Harriet the Spy and Jo March as I chuckled and gasped and laughed out loud through this book. You will love this little Mennonite girl, and she will lead you back to your own inner child. You will also start seeing the world through her eyes. You won't want this story to end."

    —Shirley Hershey Showalter, author of Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World

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  • The Testimonium

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    PONTIUS PILATE SPEAKS!

    For two thousand years the tiny chamber on the island of Capri had been sealed, hiding a scroll that could confirm the single most important claim of the Christian faith—or disprove it once and for all.

    Now an earthquake has torn that chamber open, and a team of archeologists led by Italian scholar Isabella Sforza are about to make a discovery that will shake the world of faith—and make them the target of a deadly terrorist attack.

    What did Pontius Pilate say about the trial and execution of Jesus of Nazareth?

    Make no mistake . . .

    THE TESTIMONIUM will leave you breathless!

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  • The Elusive Magic Bullet +

    For some mind-numbing, low end entertainment, one has to only have a bit of insomnia and stay up to the wee hours of the night flipping channels. Regardless of where

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  • Oh, How Time Flies . . . +

    Starting back to school is now a distant memory as children everywhere are back in their familiar routines. And with summer seeming like it was just here and yet already

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  • Authors, Storytellers, and the Amish +

    Tucked away in the gently rolling hills of northern Missouri lies the sleepy Amish community of Jamesport. Known for the handmade furniture and baked goods of the Amish and other

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  • Passion . . . PLUS! +

    Passion. And the willingness to actively pursue it.

    For the last couple of decades, career counselors at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels have often had similar messages

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  • Let Us Have It . . . Your Manuscript, That Is +

    Of course we would love to see your manuscript!

    That is likely what you would hear from us if you were to ask.

    One of the great things about being

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Striking Out ALS: A Hero's Tale

Authors: Ethan D. Bryan

Release Date: March 29, 2013

Excerpt: Coming Soon!

eBook Price: $3.99 (BUY IT NOW!)

Paperback Price: $13.49 [Price INCLUDES all Shipping & Applicable Taxes] (BUY IT NOW, and receive the eBook version for FREE!)

Description:

When author Ethan D. Bryan sent an email to W. P. Kinsella (author of Shoeless Joe and the basis for the film Field of Dreams) describing the scope and vision of his latest project, Kinsella replied in short time and form:

"I'm very distrustful of anyone who claims to hear voices. It is the fiction writer’s job to create weird characters, but I wouldn't want to know any of them in real life."

Journey with Ethan D. Bryan, a self-proclaimed real-life "weird character," in his quest to attend the Kansas City Royals' Fantasy Camp in Surprise, Arizona, and the unforeseen twists in the journey that led Ethan to take up a new cause: to raise money and awareness for High School baseball coach Howard Bell, a Springfield, Missouri legend recently diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).

A portion of all proceeds will be donated to Howard Bell's Striking Out ALS Charity.

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