Some Kind of Normal
Synopsis: If faith is all her daughter needs to be cured, Babs is sure the church and her family have more than enough. When twelve-year-old Ashley falls into a coma and is diagnosed with diabetes, everyone in their small Texas town deals with it the way they deal with everything else: food, friendship and prayer. But when Ashley develops a rare and deadly allergy to insulin – the only medicine that can keep her alive – Babs turns to the Internet and science instead of friends and God to find the cure the doctors say isn’t there. What she discovers is an answer no one wants to hear: a risky stem cell operation that pits her against her husband, her faith, and the conservative church that’s been their biggest support.
About the author: Heidi Willis was born in Texas but spent most of her youth growing up in Virginia. After graduating from Penn State with degrees in Education and Communications, she returned to her roots to teach middle school English and theatre near the Fort Hood, TX Army post. There she met her husband, and she traveled and moved extensively, teaching in a wide variety of schools until having three kids of her own and settling down outside Washington D.C.
The Bum Magnet
K. L. Brady
Synopsis: Real estate agent Charisse Tyson seems to have it all-a great job, a dream car, and a McMansion in high-and-mightyville. Everything in her life is just right…except the Mister. While lamenting the break-up with her most recent “the one” during a holiday meltdown, Charisse realizes she has a type when it comes to men—players, players, and more players. A magazine article motivates her to swear off men and examine the complex roots of her romantic fiascos.
Just five simple steps to turn her life to the stuff of legends, right? Life is never that easy…
Charisse commences her do-it-yourself therapy project and barely cracks open her emotional toolbox when she encounters the monkey wrenches: an irresistible new beau, two persistent ex-flames, and an FBI agent with life-altering secrets threatening to turn her world upside-down. A tug of war ensues and Charisse is dead center, trying her best to distinguish the Don Juans from the Romeos. As her love life is propelled into unpredictable twists not even she could imagine, will a twenty-seven-year-old secret keep Charisse from finding the right “one”?
Laugh loud and often as Charisse discovers whether her choices in men reflect more than a penchant for good looks, great sex, and bad judgment.
About the author: K. L. Brady is a D.C. native but spent a number of her formative years in Bellaire, Ohio. She’s an alumnus of the University of the District of Columbia and University of Maryland University College, earning a B.A. in Economics and M.B.A., respectively. She works for a major government contracting firm and is an active real estate agent with Exit Realty by day—and writes by night (often into the wee hours of the morning). She lives in Cheltenham, Maryland, with her son, William.
Synopsis: Follow the adventures of Homer the dulcimer as he meets and makes new friends while he open up the world of the Mountain Dulcimer. Homer faces many challenges because he is different and not well known. Homer has a positive attitude and uses it to win new friends.
About the author: dfwaldrop is a student of the Mountain Dulcimer. Using his love for this instrument the author has developed a set of characters that are unique and caring and reflect the diversities in all of us. d f waldrop is married with grown children and six grandchildren.
Novelist, blogger, and award winning travel writer, Perry P. Perkins is a stay-at-home dad who lives with his wife Victoria and their two-year-old daughter Grace, in the Pacific Northwest. Perry has written for hundreds of magazines including Writer’s Digest and Guideposts. His inspirational stories have been included in twelve Chicken Soup anthologies, as well.
His books include the novels Just Past Oysterville, and Shoalwater Voices, and his new humor collection, Elk Hunters Don’t Cry. Perry is the Portland Writing Examiner, and you can read more of his work atPerryPerkinsBooks, and on twitter at: http://twitter.com/PerksBooks
Perry’s books are available at Amazon.com