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TALES FROM THE GOLDILOCKS ZONE
New Voices in Short Story
The Goldilocks Zone is the part of a solar system that is suitable for life: not too hot, not too cold. Step into the boots, high heels, spurs, or flippers of unconventional travelers, those who disappear in the blink of an eye, who fight environmental disasters, hide secrets, believe in true love; those who are looking for a new home, and those who will never go home again. This collection features new voices in both fiction and non-fiction. Whether sci-fi, fantasy, or absolutely true, each one brings new worlds of wonder and delight. These new voices in short story find the zone for a surprising take on life. And every time, it’s just right. Illustrated by Hayley Patterson and Edited by Polly Alice McCann featuring authors: Alexandra Ames, R.L. Aseret, Amy Bernstein, Brian C. E. Buhl, M.W. Dreygon, Clementine Fraser, Rebecca May Hope, Sol Jacobs, Jerry McCann, Amanda Michelle Moon, Greg Moravec, and Ashley Reisinger.
ROAD MAP: POEMS, PAINTINGS & STUFF
Kēvin Paul Callahan
"In a world of daily headlines...it is amazing to read the beauty of the incidental,” exclaims Hugh Merrill. “A long and winding road” the Beatles sang, but this "Road Map" is a poetic journey through an American Artist's life well-lived!” declares Dr. Alice Hixson. With a keen eye for wisdom, wit, and historically hilarious self-portraits illustrating his travels, you'll want to grab a walking stick and join Kēvin for a globe-trekking adventure around the world from African Safari to the old family farm. You'll have a good time.
SWEETENED CONDENSED: POETRY & PHOTOGRAPHY
"Sweetened Condensed" is two parts sugar, three parts milk: the life of a writer and mother of six encapsulated into raw moments of lyrical free verse with the author's black and white photography. Rebecca Grabill's first collection brings her readers home to rural Michigan and into the world of a woman on the path less traveled-- wife, daughter, teacher, author, artist, poet. "Tender poems are shot through with a bracing dose of realism," writes reviewer Caroline Grant, Sustainable Arts Foundation. Author, Mary Logue describes them as "Full-bodied, rich." Ron Koertge (Olympusville) decries, "I loved the easy, outright affection in poem after poem. Each one is written with a skill that never calls attention to itself but is there on every page. "
Reviewer: "Oh. My. Word! I opened the package today to discover your book. I could not put it down! It began with your awesome sense of humor, then moved to sweet and reflective, with a dash of whimsy before heading into a bit of melancholy that made my heart ache before winding up with love poems to your loves and a whopping poem for the ultimate encouragement to mamas and what we often perceive as the mundaneness of our lives. It was raw, it was real, it was heart-tugging, it was soothing, it was funny, it was encouraging. I felt like I was in your home and you were in mine. Every mama should have this book! Hospitals should hand these out to new mamas! "
KNEW: THE POETIC SCREEN PLAY
"Knew" is a hybrid lyrical screenplay in the heart of open mic night at the famous Blue Room in Kansas City's Jazz District. These poems are part of a story Sanders weaves around Dr. J. Dean, a quiet family man who flies to Kansas City to mourn the death of a father he hardly knew. There, in the old neighborhood where his father performed, The Blue Room holds just another stage where anyone can spit some lyrics. But this night, a new vision awakes when a community grieves a prodigal father. Something new emerges in the hearts of those willing to speak their truth . . . and just who takes the stage might surprise you.
KNEW: THE CHAPBOOK
What characterizes T.L. Sanders' spoken word poetry is his affinity for sound. He choreographs sound the way an artist chooses color. What we have here is an artist willing to let words tell their own tale, to rise up from the ashes and to weave characters you rarely meet on the blank page. However, you'll recognize these people-- people you’ve met in your neighborhood or in the reflection of your mirror. Enjoy these poems as well as many from his poetic screenplay by the same name where Sanders weaves biopic poems around a relationship between a prodigal father and a son he never knew.
HITCH A RIDE ON THE COLOR EXPRESS
Danielle D. Williams
Chuck has a rainy day and a cardboard box, but when he finds paints in his mother's closet, a whole new world opens up with destinations in every hue. Hitch a ride on The Color Express. To be released 2020.
WHAT'S THAT SOUND?
LeAnne Litka's new book series for children transitioning to phonemic awareness emerged from her personal journey as an artist and a teacher. Unlike typical ABC books, “What’s That Sound?” is beautifully designed to introduce the letter-sound relationship to early readers.
37 WAYS I BECAME AN ADVENTURER AND YOU CAN TOO!
Alexis Webb Bechtold
When Alexis moved to Kansas City she kept a small journal of her explorations. She took up letterboxing, art, and adventuring. Those moments taking the time to savor the place where she was, took her all over the world. Now she is the author and owner of x37 adventures. Follow her footsteps and learn how you too can have art and adventure every day.