They Call Me Crazy by Kelly Stone Gamble

Publication Date: November 12, 2014

 

KG_They_Call_Me_CrazyCass Adams has always been a bit crazy but in recent years she’s gone off the charts to the extent that her husband had to move her out of town. When she’s found with her dead husband’s body, everyone knows what happened. Roland was well liked in the community and gregarious and no one knows what he was doing with Crazy Cass. Cass has always been a person without a filter and the quirky residents of Deacon, Kansas with the exception of her Grams and Roland’s brother, Clay, are ready to see her fry. Is everything as simple as it looks?

 

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The Clock Strikes Midnight by Joan C. Curtis

Publication Date: November 25, 2014   

 

Janie KJC_The_Clock_Strickes_Midnightnox is living a happy life with her partner in Savannah when she discovers that she only has a few months left to live. Time is short and Janie must face the past by returning to Atlanta to tie up the loose ends of the past. Will she reconnect with the sister she abandoned and will she be able to face off with her mother’s killer and do what must be done before time runs out?  

 

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The Paragraph Ranch by Kay Ellington and Barbara Brannon

Publication Date: August 30, 2014

 

KE_The_Paragraph_RanchDee Kaufman’s mother is injured in a car accident and Dee must return to the tiny Texas town in which she was raised to help her recover. Working against a make or break literary deadline, Dee must care for her mother while struggling with the eternal question. Can you go home again?

 

 

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Jonny Bails Floatin and the Luck of the Bioluminescence by J. Lee Glassman

Publication Date: July 14, 2013

 

jg_jonny_bails_floatinJonny Bails is a Florida street performer when he develops a case of bioluminescence. His lucky new skill and newfound celebrity come with marked disadvantages. Can Jonny find the answers he seeks before its too late?

 

 

 

 

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Pawnbroker by Jerry Hatchett

Publication Date: October 4, 2012

 

JH_PawnbrokerGary Bolton is a family man and pawnbroker. When he kills an armed robber, the repercussions are not what Gary might have thought they would be. Suddenly he’s the focus of some very bad people who will do anything to get what they want.

 

 

 

 

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The Clock of Life by Nancy Klann-Moren

Publication Date: November 12, 2012

 

nk_the_clock_of_lifeThe Clock Of Life is a coming-of-age story that takes place in the 1970s and 1980s. Jason Lee Rainey’s father was a hero. The senior Rainey was a man who strongly believed in the Civil Rights movement and fought in Vietnam. He died when young Jason Lee was only eight months old. Living in Hadlee, Mississippi with his mother and uncle, Jason Lee must decide despite the anti-black sentiment that lingers if he will pursue a friendship with Samson Johnson. When he meets him at the school the first day, Samson bears the taunts and beatings from the other white children. Over time, Jason Lee learns more about his father, Vietnam and the Civil Rights movement and also that sometimes you have to work to make your world a better place.

 

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Such Is Life by Jeri Walker-Bickett

Publication Date: January 29, 2013

 

JW_Such_is_lifeThis is a book of five short stories exploring varied aspects of modern life. In “Pretty Girl” a young girl meets up with a Carny Worker and in “For the Love of Dog” a woman’s connection with her dog proves stronger than any bond of moral code.

 

 

 

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Have No Shame by Melissa Foster

Publication Date: May 6, 2013

 

MF_Have_no_shameAllison Tillman finds the body of a black man while out for a walk. Even for the late 60s, Forrest Town, Arkansas is behind the times when it comes to the Civil Rights Movement and Allison knows that his death happened at the hands of white men from her town. Finding the body changes her life and causes her to look at people and events around her in a new way. She can no longer live with the way blacks are treated as lesser, disposable beings. Allison’s difficulty is that she’s engaged to a man who makes a sport out of beating people simply based on the color of their skin. Her much beloved Daddy, who she’d never want to disappoint, tells her to know her place. Her sister didn’t know her place and was sent to New York. Will Allison keep her feelings inside as her mother has or will she speak out like her sister, Maggie? Will she marry Jimmy Lee and what about Jackson Johns, the young black officer who fills in for his brother on the Tillman farm to whom she feels an undeniable attraction?

 

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Save Me, Rip Orion by Matt Bower

Publication Date: September 10, 2012

 

MB_Save_Rip_OrionIn Save Me, Rip Orion Roscoe and Mitch were never the shining lights of their town. Roscoe’s claim to fame is killing the career of the local football star by hitting him with a car and crippling his leg, while Mitch stays at bars late to avoid his nagging wife and the crushing reality of unemployment. When an arsonist strikes their town, Roscoe recalls their childhood obsession, superhero Rip Orion, and he and Mitch develop a plan to become heroes. Can they catch the arsonist and save the town?

 

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