Memoir – Nearly Orthodox

Nearly OrthodoxNearly Orthodox
On being a modern woman in an ancient tradition
By Angela Doll Carlson
Publisher: Ancient Faith Publishing
Published: July 2014
ISBN: 978-1936270965
ASIN: B00NH2Q066
Pages: 304
Genre: Memoir

From Catholic schoolgirl to punk rocker to emergent church planter, Angela Doll Carlson traveled a spiritual path that in many ways mirrors that of a whole generation. She takes us with her on a deep and revealing exploration of the forces that drove her toward Orthodoxy and the challenges that long kept her from fully entering in.

Recent Praise for Nearly Orthodox:
“With uncommonly keen insight born of uncommonly keen honesty, Angela Doll Carlson has given us an uncommon pilgrim’s journey, one that might actually serve, comfort, and assist other pilgrims along the way.” –Scott Cairns, author of Short Trip to the Edge and Idiot Psalms

“With deft, poetic writing, Angela Doll Carlson recounts the struggle to know herself, to know herself in God, and to know herself in and through the ancient tradition of Eastern Orthodoxy. Her story resounds with truth, humor and the desire to encounter the holy. Highly recommended.” –Mary C. Earle,  author of The Desert Mothers: Spiritual Practices from the Women of the Wilderness

“Angela Doll Carlson has been a chain-smoking poet, a singer in a punk band, a tattooed mother who types film scripts while nursing her infant daughter. Indeed, she’s unorthodox in almost every sense of the word . . . except for the one that ultimately comes to matter. A wise and beautiful memoir.” –David McGlynn, author of A Door in the Ocean and The End of the Straight and Narrow

“Because [this writer] is a poet, her deeply felt and unsparingly described progress as a seeker resounds with freshness. There is some extraordinarily authentic writing here, some insights of profound simplicity and truth, . . . a story penetratingly painful but revelatory. She tells us that Orthodoxy settled into her, soul and skin. And we believe her.” –Luci Shaw, author of Scape: Poems, and Adventure of Ascent: Field Notes from a Lifelong Journey; Writer in Residence, Regent College

About the Author:
Nearl Orthodox AuthorAngela Doll Carlson is a poet and essayist whose work has appeared in Burnside Writer s Collective, Image Journal s Good Letters, St. Katherine Review, Rock & Sling Journal, Ruminate Magazine s blog, and Art House America. You can also find her writing online at,, and Angela and her husband, David, currently raise their four chaos-makers in the wilds of Chicago with some measurable success.


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Poetry/Short Stories – The Sky and the Sea: Poetry and Prose

The Sky and the SeaThe Sky and the Sea: Poetry and Prose
By Kevin J. Johnson
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 978-1-48176-644-9
Pages: 70
Genre: Poetry, Short Stories

The Sky and the Sea is a collection of poetry (and two short stories) covering a number of different styles (sonnets, villanelle, haiku, rhyming couplets, freestyle) and a number of different subjects (religion, philosophy, astronomy, biology, racism, sexism). Influences include The book of Genesis, John Donne, William Shakespeare, Robert Frost, Anne Sexton, Malcolm X, Isaac Azimov, Elaine Morgan, Tursiops truncatus and more.

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About the Author:
Kevin Johnson studied poetry and creative writing at the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Wisconsin–Superior and the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. He has been published in Wisteria–The UWS Literary Journal and has guest editorials published in The Eau Claire Leader Telegram. He currently writes the Eau Claire County Progressive Examiner. This is his first book.

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Epic Fantasy – Indomitus Sum

Indomitus SumIndomitus Sum
Book 4, The Fovean Chronicles
By Robert W. Brady
ISBN: 978-0979367977
Published: December 2014
Pages: 340
Genre: Epic Fantasy

The battle for Fovea is on, and a girl named Raven and a man named Jack aren’t even sure of which side they should be on. On one front is the Emperor, Rancor Mordetur, from their home planet of Earth. He seems to have a lot on this side – a massive army of highly trained warriors, the most feared witch on Fovea as his wife and superior technology born of another world. On the other is every Fovean Nation; savage Men and wild Uman, long-lived Uman-Chi and merciless Swamp Devils and Slee; all of them unwilling to be subjects of the Empire. But is the Empire evil, or do Raven and Jack not yet have the whole picture? And what of the song that so few people can hear, sung to them by an Uman-Chi girl barely 167 years old? If they can find the weapons mentioned in the song, can they win the day? Or, as the song says, are they doomed to fail?

Indomitus Sum is the conclusion to Indomitus Oriens. Now you can finally learn the fate of those who have no faith, but who instead know the will of their gods.

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About the Author:
Indomitus Est AuthorRobert W. Brady, Jr. is the author of ‘The Fovean Chronicles.’Born in Connecticut in 1964, he graduated from University of Connecticut in 1986.He worked his way through college as a construction worker, an infant swimming instructor, a bartender, a waiter, a secretary, the manager of a dry cleaning store a security guard and a model. While in college, he began the first version of the ‘The Fovean Chronicles.’After college, he lasted exactly three months in the insurance industry as an Assistant Annuities Analyst, and then enlisted in the Naval Nuclear Power Program.He served in the Navy from 1987 – 1994, receiving the Navy Achievement Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Southeast Asia Service Medal, and Good Conduct Medal during the Gulf War. He was certified as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, a Reactor Operator, a Radiological Controls Shift Supervisor and achieved a rank of Petty Officer First Class while serving on board the USS Truxtun, CGN-35 and the USS Cape Cod, AD-43. He has two children, Billy and Jennifer. He and both of his children are born on the same day of different months.Since leaving the Navy, he’s been in sales, pest control, auto repair and .Net programming. He ran his own company specializing in add-on software and then sold it to focus more on his writing.He’s very involved in animal rescue, and has two dogs, a cat and two horses which he’s rescued and rehabilitated.

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Contemporary Romance

The Italian JobThe Italian Job
By Phyllis A. Humphrey
Publisher: Criterion House
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 978-1884162411
Pages: 227
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Sydney Cooke, a California magazine writer assigned to describe a tour of Italy, meets Taylor Mitchell, and artist / computer consultant, on the flight to Rome. They click but sometimes he’s mysterious. Just her luck if an eligible man has skeletons in his closet. Nine days later, a divorced mother who is also on the tour, accuses Taylor of molesting her young daughter. Innocent but angry, Taylor disappears. Can Sydney find him and – in her unique, resourceful fashion – heal old wounds and bring about a happy-ever-after?

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About the Author:
The Italian Job AuthorPhyllis A. Humprey is the author of fourteen published romance novels, plus a mainstream novel, a non-fiction book on investing and both short stories and articles. She was a Golden Heart finalist, won the San Diego Book Award and was a finalist in St. Martin’s Press Mystery contest. Plus she’s a member of Mensa.




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YA Fantasy, Dystopian, Adventure – Island Fire (Book 1 in Island Series)

Island FireIsland Fire
Book 1 in Island Series
By Toby Neal
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 978-0-9896883-4-5 (print)
ISBN: 978-0-9896883-5-2 (epub)
Pages: 230
Genre: YA Fantasy
YA Fantasy Adventure
YA Dystopian

In the very near future, on the tiny island of Lanai, teens from very different worlds must find a way to survive when technology is destroyed.

Bea and Sam, Hawaiian kids isolated by a paranoid, alcoholic father, are thrown together with orphaned big-city pickpocket Nick when a disaster fries all technology. Aided by a mysterious `aumakua dragon that may or may not be Bea’s imaginary friend, the kids face fire, plane crashes, gangs, pit bulls, thieves, sharks, hunger, thirst and abuse in a coming-of-age that explores a post-technology world where only the strong and connected survive.

Recent Praise for Island Fire (Book 1 in Island Series):
“Island Fire is another fantastic page turner from Toby Neal. It sucked me in until the very end and I feel like I know each of the characters personally. I still have goosebumps thinking of everything. Definitely a must-read!” ~Sophia, age 17

“My only complaint is that once again I am sleep deprived because I cannot put down Toby’s book. With Island Fire, I tried to go to sleep two nights ago, and I just kept thinking about what might happen and I finally had to read more. This is always the sign of a wonderful book, that the reader is so engrossed, so deeply enmeshed in the story and so invested that it is impossible to stop reading.” F. Pepoon

“Island Fire….unbelievable…I loved every moment of it. I was imagining seeing this in theaters and casting in my head!” G.Schneider

“Deep, fast-paced, filled with action, suspense, and heart, this little book about small islands is huge on the inside!” B. Morrison, middle school teacher

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About the Author:
Island Fire Author twoToby Neal is the bestselling author of the Lei Crime Series, with well over a million books in circulation. Island Fire is her first novel in the YA adventure/survival genre.

Toby Neal grew up on the island of Kaua`i in Hawaii. After a few “stretches of exile” to pursue education, the islands have been home for the last fifteen years. Toby is a mental health therapist specializing in work with children, adolescents and families, a career that has informed the depth and complexity of the characters in her books. Outside of work and writing, Toby volunteers in a nonprofit for children and enjoys life in Hawaii through beach walking, body boarding, scuba diving, photography and hiking.

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