The Light in His Soul: Lessons from My Brother’s Schizophrenia

Call Richmond, Jr. went missing. Twenty years later he showed up on a family member’s doorstep: homeless, broken, and suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. For the next 14 years, his sister Rebecca took on the struggle to restore him as they faced the dark traumas and painful memories of their past together. Rebecca Schaper has written a gripping new memoir in which she shares a stunningly candid chronicle of rescuing her lost brother from homelessness and mental illness, and her long, e... [Read More...]

Free: My Name Is Bacci Bogie Frequent Flyer Extraordinaire

“My Name Is Bacci Bogie Frequent Flyer Extraordinaire”…written with love and tears about a 4-pound adorable Maltese. His human-like antics drew people to him where ever he went. People stood in line for his autograph as he performed funny tricks. Bacci traveled over 500,000 air miles as my ‘jet pet’ experiencing life in a very unique way. His hometown was Aspen, Colorado where he co-hosted my local television show for many years. I wrote Bacci’s memoirs from his point of... [Read More...]

The Hooligans of Kandahar: Not All War Stories are Heroic

In the birthplace of the Taliban, some men lose their lives, some lose their sanity, and others their humanity. They are the Hooligans. A group of soldiers was deployed with a mission to train and advise the Afghan National Police and help rebuild the country of Afghanistan, discover how they survived the war-torn city of Kandahar. ... [Read More...]

Desde el exilio: A Collection of Poems from the Exile

From the Exile was born as a poetic memoir to describe the experience of being born in Venezuela in 1988 to the publication of this poem collection in 2019. This period entitles the last years of the Venezuelan democracy, already bruised by the discontent caused by the different political parties in the country before the arrival of Hugo Chavez Frias in 1998. In addition, it also describes how as the years passed, the elected president turned into an authoritarian figure sheltered by the Castro... [Read More...]

Precious Silver Chopsticks

The book is about Mae Adams, the narrator, who was born in Korea in 1933 as the second daughter and abandoned by her mother for she was not a son. In the Korean family system of that time, the first-born son was a blessing as he inherited the family fortune and was responsible for the entire family. This notion brought on the unfair treatment of daughters, although most families accepted the first daughter with reluctant grace. Mae grew up in her Aristocratic family which had retreated to the f... [Read More...]

The Results of a Failed Abortion: A Collection of Poems

The Result of a Failed Abortion is an autobiographical collection of poems by Shaun O. Smith. Dealing with issues from sexual and mental abuse to living with depression and anxiety, Shaun openly discusses the pain that has kept his mind captive most of his life. Freeing himself from these struggles, he hopes to either speak to or connect with others who have similar thoughts and problems. ... [Read More...]

Final Flight Final Fight: My grandmother, the WASP, and Arlington National Cemetery

When Arlington National Cemetery refused to accept my grandmother’s last request to be laid to rest there, I refused to let her legacy as a veteran die along with her. My grandmother, Elaine Danforth Harmon, flew as a pilot with the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of World War II. Despite being part of the first group of women to fly for the United States Army, the WASP remained officially unrecognized as members of the military due to discriminatory thinking about gender on Capitol ... [Read More...]