“UNLOCKED” by Shane Browning

UNLOCKED is the story of an exciting and tumultuous year in which one family endures two forms of cancer, three car wrecks, and a series of seizures. They wrestle with unemployment, unexplained infertility, a marriage in crisis, and spiritual disillusionment. Throughout this year, they learn the importance of community, family and friendship.Their … [Read more...]

“The Contingency Plan” by Eamonn Gosney

This is a story about someone who has two bodies: one on Earth and another on a different planet. He is attempting to run both bodies simultaneously, each with their own particular quirks and separate life, and most of the time all runs smoothly. Occasionally though, odd difficulties arise, and this person becomes somewhat confused and falls into … [Read more...]

“Father of the Year” by Lisa Gentry

My mother once showed me a newspaper clipping of my grandfather I never met. It stated how he won Father of the Year for his volunteer efforts. There is a reason I never met him, or anyone from my mother's side of the family. My mother was Jewish and raised in a Catholic foster home with her younger brother from the ages of 5-18. If that … [Read more...]

“Hearts on Fire (Heartwarming Birthday Messages)” by Vivek Kumar

The book is a collection of birthday messages written for friends and colleagues. The magic of the book lies in its humorous quotes and the fact that you can tweak the messages to add a personalized touch to your birthday cards. Vote for this Book IdeaVoting StatusCountdown to 2000 votes remaining50 votes – Production self-help guide150 votes – … [Read more...]

“DELIVERED: How I Survived 40 Years of Chronic Insomnia” by Rex Jamerson

The early chapters of the book would outline my growing up in a dysfunctional family in the inner city, a rebellious and rule breaking life as a teenager until almost ending up in prison. Then came spiritual and physical deliverance at age 18, which started my quest for a meaning in life. The remainder of the book would cover the period of chronic … [Read more...]

“A Beating Heart Never Stops” by MCMS Adolescents

11 adolescents educated in a Midwest Montessori school were tasked with writing a short story on the theme "A Beating Heart Never Stops". The breadth of their imagination, the depth of their thought, and the skill with which they told their stories is a tribute to the human spirit, the viewpoints of those coming of age in the pace of today's … [Read more...]

“The Final Letter” by Ralph Arbitelle

To say that they eventually fell in love would be quite the understatement. For him it was love at first sight. His heart was hers the moment they met. Margaret sensed immediately that he desired to help her and later came to realize that the saving of her life was had become the obsessive drive of his life. She soon learned that all his life had … [Read more...]

“Sixteen” by Adam Gibson

I received a diary for a gift when I had my purity ceremony. I was 15 at the time and didn't expect all of the changes that were on the horizon. I wrote almost every day for 4 months and in that time my life changed a lot.At the urging of my friends and family I decided to share my story with the world.Vote for this Book IdeaVoting StatusCountdown … [Read more...]

“A Texan Down Under” by John Dickerson

I lived in Canberra, Australia for four years. Having moved there from South Texas, it was like landing on another planet. The spoken language is English, but it is certainly a different English than American English. This story is about my experiences and observations in the time I spent down under working with the locals, making friends, learning … [Read more...]

“Passing Through” by Wendy Karasin

In the memoir, Passing Through, a Baby Boomer comes to grips with the loss of the two people she has never been without. Sandwiched between the growing needs of aging parents and four young adult children, she loses sight of herself. Surrendering to an inability to alter her parents’ fate, pain turns to acceptance, then presence, and ultimately … [Read more...]

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