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The contribution on this site is THREE amazing books by three equally amazing authors + Familius Publishing.
The first book is great for both Y/A and Adults! donated by JoDee Neatherly, author.
Published July 2nd 2017 by Imagery Lit/JoDee Neathery
How much would you sacrifice to hide a secret? The answer reveals itself as Andee Camp, after inheriting a box of old photographs and journals, accepts a challenge from her mother to write a novel based on their family. What evolves is not only the fulfillment of a dream, but the reality of her relationship with her parents and theirs with each other.
As Andee writes the stories of two sets of twins born on the same day seventeen hundred miles apart, the mysteries defining the Smith and Brown families become more poignant as the pieces in the complicated puzzle begin to fit together.
The very fabric of long-held truths unravel in a tapestry woven with love and betrayal, joy and tragedy, humor and melancholy. As a reader, if given the opportunity, would you like to examine your own life in a box?
Life in a Box is a roller coaster ride until the very end providing a blend of mystery and history as the colorful and memorable characters come alive on the pages. It is like leaping off the diving board and seeing the sky from the bottom of the pool. When the author breaks through the ripples, readers understand the depth of the layered story...a literary gem
JoDee Neathery, drawing from her Southern California and Texas roots, plucked a few personalities off the family tree, encasing their world inside fictional events to create a literary novel. “I spent many hours savoring a suitcase full of old photographs and journals, realizing by discovering the past, the present became relevant. Every face and every word inside this treasure trove of antiquity told a story.”
JoDee spent her professional life in the banking industry, prior to branching out into the recruiting business with an exclusive contract with TracyLocke Public Relations and Bustin & Company in Dallas, and Creamer Dickson Basford in New York. Upon relocating to East Texas, JoDee spent six years handling public relations for a non-profit, and writing freelance articles for the newspaper, trade publications, newsletters, installation ceremony scripts, and sadly a few obituaries.
Her dream “job” has been chairing, writing minutes, and
reviews for her ninety-three member book club, Bookers, for the past thirteen
years. She also enjoys a byline, Back Porch Musings, a light-hearted view of life
in general, in an area newspaper.
She and her husband live in close proximity to their only daughter, son-inlaw,
two grandsons, a bird dog, three cats, a donkey, and a few head of cattle.
Always an avid reader with a love of the written word, JoDee took a leap of faith
debuting her novel, five years in the making.
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This next non-fiction book is for "mature" women who finds themselves in the "dating pool" after divorce or in "widowhood", or are simply, still single! This helpful book is donated by the author.
Fast Track To Romance: An exclusive online dating guide for the mature woman by Gail Karpus
| About Gail Karpus:
Starting a new chapter of life, Gail found herself working as a matchmaker in a Beverly Hills firm. She left the matchmaking business after the firm was sold and decided to start her own business called Heart Profile Service. Online dating was gaining in popularity and she wanted the people who needed her services equipped with the necessary tools to become successful at online dating.Gail’s extensive knowledge of online dating was gained over many years of her own trial and tribulations. This empowered her to write her new book:
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This third - BUT NOT LEAST - book is for pre-school and early elementary age children. It is just in time as an additional homage for U.S. Veteran's Day.This book is donated by the author & Familius Publishing
My America, The Beautiful by Katie Melrose, (lyrics by Katherine Lee Bates
Katie Melrose is an Orange County based Illustrator and Designer. She graduated from California State University of Fullerton with a BFA in Illustration and an emphasis in Graphic Design. When she is not buried in her illustration work,she co-partners in running a letterpress greeting card business (joyaddict.co for those who care)! You can usually find her messing around with her 35mm camera, weaving at her loom, or cooking. She is an avid backpacker and have nearly stomped around every part of her home state in California. She is a lover of great storytelling, and she is constantly looking to grow and expand her skills. Within her personal work, she draws her inspiration from people she knows, things she sees and philosophies she wishes to share.
ACP's 2014 Design of the Year Award (Illustration)
AIGA Flux Award, 2014
(from her WEBSITE.)
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