Living Resourcefully : A Handbook for Life

In ‘Living Resourcefully: A Handbook for Life,’ readers are invited on a transformative journey to conquer life’s challenges through the lens of resourcefulness.

From the outset, the book acknowledges the inherent struggle of existence, offering a refreshing perspective on overcoming obstacles. With a clear focus on actionable strategies, the author presents a framework centered around cultivating resourcefulness as a powerful tool for navigating life’s ups and downs. Unlike conventional self-help books filled with anecdotes and fluff, this handbook delves straight into the heart of the matter, providing practical insights and concrete steps for building resourcefulness.

Through a thoughtful exploration of various aspects of resourcefulness, readers learn to harness their inner strengths and leverage external resources to thrive in the face of adversity. Whether grappling with career transitions, relationship challenges, or personal growth, ‘Living Resourcefully’ offers invaluable guidance for anyone seeking to live a more empowered and fulfilling life.

Anna and the Missing Child

A young girl in a magical world. An invisible power attacking. Will she prevent a tragedy?

Anna Cameron feels uprooted. The day has come for the ten-year-old to begin her studies at Quentin Academy, however, because home is best, she rebels against flying to school.
But at last, she flies. On her first day, she meets a girl with intense blue eyes. Inexplicably, this girl exudes on Anna an uncanny influence.
Watching that girl invade her family, Anna fears her parents falling under her spell.
Prevented from maintaining harmony in her family by the uncanny girl’s constant presence, Anna watches in horror as a child disappears, plunging her peaceful home into chaos.
Can Anna and her loyal friends find and rescue the missing child, or will they suffer a terrible loss?

The Trials of Baromir

In the fantasy story Trials of Baromir, Baromir spends two weeks out of his farming life visiting the continent
he lives on. From Helva province he travels to Lagosia province and ends up in the city of Dormir. Along the way,
he encounters a female mage, a dragon disguised as a commoner, and a dwarf who can’t mind his business searching
for the ultimate fight. As he spends time in Dormir city, he encounters thugs, criminals, and a prince out to get a dragon
to stop eating his magical cows.

Fishing With My Papaw

This is a book about one day in the life of an old man and a young boy, his grandson. About one beautiful day they went fishing and had the time of their lives. The relationship between a boy and his grandfather. One of love and respect, one that grows every day over time. A day in which time slows down and stops. Where problems and stress in the outside world go away and there is only a young boy, an old man, and fishing. A time and place where an old man can pass on the skills that he himself learned from his father and grandfather to the next generation. Fishing is one way to get back to the basis of life. What is important and what is not? Making clear decisions in life. Having the patience to see things out. To learn how to follow instructions from others. When something not working for catching fish and change to something else. You can use these skills in life by using your imagination and abilities.

The Hang-Up

The Hang-Up (Synopsis)
The Stars that never were – or were they!
Is this a true story, could be, could be in part the Michael Hutchence story or the rise of The Divinyls or ACDC. But it isn’t!
Set in the mid 1970’s The Hang-Up is the fictional journey of a Aussie music icon that never let fame get in the way of reality. And reality for Jordie was the love of his life, Jess, and the music they made together. The Hang-Up is a love story, an adventure and a tragedy rolled into one. Told from Jordie’s perspective The Hang-Up takes the reader into a world most could only dream of inhabiting, from the creation of the songs to the recording studio and then onto the stages of some of the world’s most iconic venues. The Hang-Up will make you smile one minute and bring a tear to your eye the next. It will give you a front row seats in the life of a rock star, an invitation to the wedding that only someone as creative as Jordie could dream up and all the while you’ll be right there beside Jordie and Jess writing, recording and performing the songs and living the highs and the lows of life as popular music stars.
Footnote: All eighteen songs written within the story have been professionally recorded.

The songs can be heard on my website

The Silver Path and The Golden Bell

Contemporary magical realism – a reincarnated 17 year old who solves crimes with astral projection.

Triple Cross: The Greatest Alex Cross Thriller Since Kiss the Girls (The Alex Cross Thrillers)

James Patterson’s #1 bestselling hero Detective Alex Cross hunts down a
serial killer who targets entire families—and who will next be coming for
the Crosses. A precise killer, he always moves under the cover of
darkness, flawlessly triggering no alarms, leaving no physical evidence.
Cross and Sampson aren’t the only ones investigating. Also in on this
most intriguing case is the world’s bestselling true-crime author, who sees
patterns everyone else misses. The writer, Thomas Tull, calls the Family
Man murders the perfect crime story. He believes the killer may never be
caught. Cross knows there is no perfect crime. And he’s going to hunt
down the Family Man no matter what it takes. Until the Family Man
decides to flip the narrative and bring down Cross and his family. Read more

The Betrayal: How Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans Abandoned America

In two previous highly regarded books on the U.S. Senate, Ira Shapiro
chronicled the institution from its apogee in the 1970s through its decline
in the decades since. Now, Shapiro turns his gaze to how the Senate
responded to the challenges posed by the Trump administration and its
prospects under President Biden. The Founding Fathers gave the US Senate
many functions, but it had one fundamental responsibility—its raison
d’etre: to provide the check against a dangerous president who threatened
our democracy. Two hundred and thirty years later, when Donald Trump, a
potential authoritarian, finally reached the White House, the Senate should
have served as both America’s first and last lines of defense. Instead, we
had the nightmare scenario: today’s Senate, reduced through a long period
of decline to a hyper-partisan, gridlocked shadow of its former self, was
unable to meet its fundamental responsibility. Shapiro documents the
pivotal challenges facing the Senate during the Trump administration,
arguing that the body’s failure to provide leadership represents the most
catastrophic failure of government in American history. The last section
covers the Senate’s performance during President Biden’s first year in
office and looks forward to the 2022 Senate elections and beyond. Read more

Resting Scrooge Face: A Short Story

From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author Meghan Quinn comes a
festive short romance about old flames and mistaken identities.After a bad
breakup, Nola wants nothing to do with Christmas, especially in her quaint
hometown of Bright Harbor, Maine. Infuriatingly charming and cheery, Nola’s
surroundings only worsen her sour mood.To make matters worse, Caleb, the
boy who broke her heart years ago, is all grown up and still living in
town. While doing her best to avoid him, Nola bumps into the local mailman,
who gives her a mysterious letter. And when she finds that the writer is a
fellow Scrooge, she can’t help but feel her spirit lifting.Nola writes back
to her new pen pal—who, unbeknownst to Nola, is none other than Caleb. When
Caleb gets a response hand delivered by the mailman, he’s intrigued by the
mystery sender. A friendly correspondence develops—and quickly turns
flirtatious.Although Nola and Caleb claim they can’t stand each other, they
can’t deny the simmering attraction that brought them together in the first
place.Can these nameless pen pals write their own love story—or will they
be too caught up with the ghosts of their Christmases past to find a future
together? Read more

Dream Master

One reporter’s investigation into the strange and the unexplained. Reporter Billy Sloan receives a letter from a friend that her dreams are being invaded by the same shadowy figure that is invading her other female friends dreams.

Agents of Karma: Debt to Pay

Axel Drake was not a people person. He didn’t hate people, but he wasn’t particularly fond of them. He decided he needed a change, so when his uncle suggested he move into an old manor in New Orleans, he decided to take the opportunity. Unbeknownst to Axel, however, the manor has a few secrets away. Luckily for him, so does he. Now he finds himself brought into a world he never knew existed, and the possibilities are endless. Axel always was a man to take an opportunity given to him…

After the Fall: Being American in the World We’ve Made

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Vital reading for Americans and people
anywhere who seek to understand what is happening ‘after the fall’ of the
global system created by the United States” (New York Journal of Books),
from the former White House aide, close confidant to President Barack
Obama, and author of The World as It Is At a time when democracy in the
United States is endangered as never before, Ben Rhodes spent years
traveling the world to understand why. He visited dozens of countries,
meeting with politicians and activists confronting the same nationalism and
authoritarianism that are tearing America apart. Along the way, he
discusses the growing authoritarianism of Vladimir Putin, and his
aggression towards Ukraine, with the foremost opposition leader in Russia,
who was subsequently poisoned and imprisoned; he profiled Hong Kong
protesters who saw their movement snuffed out by China under Xi
Jinping; and America itself reached the precipice of losing democracy
before giving itself a fragile second chance. The characters and issues
that Rhodes illuminates paint a picture that shows us where we are
today—from Barack Obama to a rising generation of international leaders;
from the authoritarian playbook endangering democracy to the flood of
disinformation enabling authoritarianism. Ultimately, Rhodes writes
personally and powerfully about finding hope in the belief that looking
squarely at where America has gone wrong can make clear how essential it is
to fight for what America is supposed to be, for our own country and the
entire world. Read more

Saved: A War Reporter’s Mission to Make It Home

Dispatches from the Edge meets In an Instant in this dramatic memoir of
war, family, resilience, and recovery from Benjamin Hall, the Fox News
journalist who was gravely injured by a Russian attack in the early days of
the invasion of Ukraine.When veteran war reporter Benjamin Hall woke up in
Kyiv on the morning of March 14, 2022, he had no idea that, within hours,
Russian bombs would nearly end his life. As a journalist for Fox News, Hall
had worked in dangerous war zones like Syria and Afghanistan, but with
three young daughters at home, life on the edge was supposed to be a thing
of the past. Yet when Russia viciously attacked Ukraine in February 2022,
Hall quickly volunteered to go; despite the risks, he knew that Americans
needed to understand this world-altering conflict. A few weeks later, while
on assignment, Hall and his crew were blown up in a Russian strike. With
Hall himself gravely injured and stuck in Kyiv, it was unclear if he would
make it out alive.This is the story of how he survived—a story that
continues to this day. For the first time, Hall shares his experience in
full—from his ground-level view of the war to his dramatic rescue to his
arduous, and ongoing, recovery. Going inside the events that have
permanently transformed him, Hall recalls his time at the front lines of
our world’s conflicts, exploring how his struggle to step away from war
reporting led him back one perilous last time, and explaining how his years
of experience kept him safe, right up until they failed him. Featuring
nail-biting accounts from the many people across multiple countries who
banded together to get him to safety, Hall offers a stunning look at
complex teamwork and heartfelt perseverance that turned his life into a
mission. He’d been telling war stories for years, and now, suddenly, he was
one.Through it all, Hall’s spirit has remained undaunted, buoyed by that
remarkable corps of people from around the world whose collective
determination ensured his survival—the former and current military
personnel who rescued him, the medical staff who saved him, his coworkers
who fought for his safe return, and his family who supported him at every
turn. Ultimately, this trauma, the greatest of his life, serves as a
pivotal reminder to us all of the fundamental goodness in the world,
illuminating how the horrors of war can bring about the best in humanity.
Evocative, harrowing, and deeply moving, Saved is a powerful memoir of
family and friends, of life and healing, and of how to respond when you are
tested in ways you never thought possible.Benjamin Hall’s memoir includes a
16-page color photo insert. Read more

The House at the End of the World

Soon no one on Earth will have a place to hide in this novel about fears
known and unknown by #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense Dean
Koontz.In retreat from a devastating loss and crushing injustice, Katie
lives alone in a fortresslike stone house on Jacob’s Ladder island. Once a
rising star in the art world, she finds refuge in her painting.The
neighboring island of Ringrock houses a secret: a government research
facility. And now two agents have arrived on Jacob’s Ladder in search of
someone―or something―they refuse to identify. Although an air of menace
hangs over these men, an infinitely greater threat has arrived, one so
strange even the island animals are in a state of high alarm.Katie soon
finds herself in an epic and terrifying battle with a mysterious enemy. But
Katie’s not alone after all: a brave young girl appears out of the violent
squall. As Katie and her companion struggle across a dark and eerie
landscape, against them is an omnipresent terror that could bring about the
end of the world. Read more

Never Marry Your Brother’s Best Friend (Never Say Never)

Opposites attract?In theory, maybe.In reality, doubtful.When my brother’s
best friend asks me to fake marry him to secure a business deal he
desperately needs, I laugh in his face. Me help Carter Harrington? That’s
split-your-pants, rip-roaring hilarious. I don’t even like him.Besides, no
one would believe I’m Carter’s wife. It’s ridiculous.He’s tall, blond, and
attention-grabbing gorgeous. I’m short, curvy, awkward… and usually
invisible.He’s never met someone he couldn’t charm. I can barely talk to
friends, much less strangers.He’s a workaholic that lives and breathes
money and business. I prefer to lose myself in my art.Believability factor
of us as a couple? Zero.But when he puts his hand on my thigh, pulls me to
his side possessively, and whispers dirty things in my ear that make me go
liquid, all the reasons why we shouldn’t be together start to fade away.And
when we’re forced to share a bed to keep up the charade, this fake marriage
begins to feel real.Dangerously real.What’s a girl to do when the man she
can’t stand starts to feel like her husband?Never Marry Your Brother’s Best
Friend is a full-length romance with a Happily Ever After. It can be read
as a standalone. Read more

The Cabinet of Dr. Leng (Agent Pendergast Series Book 21)

Preston & Child continue their #1 bestselling series featuring FBI Special
Agent Pendergast and Constance Greene, as they cross paths with New York’s
deadliest serial killer: Pendergast’s own ancestor…and now his greatest
foe.AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY Astoundingly, Constance has found a way back to
the place of her origins, New York City in the late 1800s, leaping at the
chance, although it means leaving the present forever.A DESPERATE
OPPORTUNITY Constance sets off on a quest to prevent the events that lead
to the deaths of her sister and brother. But along the road to redemption,
Manhattan’s most infamous serial killer, Dr. Enoch Leng, lies in wait,
ready to strike at the slightest provocation.UNIMAGINABLE ODDS Meanwhile,
in contemporary New York, Pendergast feverishly searches for a way to
reunite with Constance—but will he discover a way back to her before it’s
too late? Read more

The Nazi Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER”An absolute home run! You will never
look at WWII the same way again.” ―Brad Thor, #1 bestselling author”Meltzer
and Mensch are masters.” ―Jon Meacham, author The Soul of America”A true
story that reads like a thriller.” ―Alexander S. Vindman, LT. Col., U.S.
Army (Ret.)”An outstanding and memorable reading experience….a true
page-turner from beginning to end.” ―Bookreporter.comFrom the New York
Times bestselling authors of The First Conspiracy and The Lincoln
Conspiracy comes the little-known true story of a Nazi plot to kill FDR,
Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill at the height of World War II.In 1943,
as the war against Nazi Germany raged abroad, President Franklin Roosevelt
had a critical goal: a face-to-face sit-down with his allies Joseph Stalin
and Winston Churchill. This first-ever meeting of the Big Three in Tehran,
Iran, would decide some of the most crucial strategic details of the war.
Yet when the Nazis found out about the meeting, their own secret plan took
shape―an assassination plot that would’ve changed history.A true story
filled with daring rescues, body doubles, and political intrigue, The Nazi
Conspiracy details FDR’s pivotal meeting in Tehran and the deadly Nazi plot
against the heads of state of the three major Allied powers who attended
it.With all the hallmarks of a Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch page-turner,
The Nazi Conspiracy explores the great political minds of the twentieth
century, investigating the pivotal years of the war in gripping detail.
This meeting of the Big Three changed the course of World War II. Here’s
the inside story of how it almost led to a world-shattering disaster. Read more

The Creative Act: A Way of Being

The #1 New York Times bestseller.From the legendary music producer, a
master at helping people connect with the wellsprings of their creativity,
comes a beautifully crafted book many years in the making that offers that
same deep wisdom to all of us.”A gorgeous and inspiring work of art on
creation, creativity, the work of the artist. It will gladden the hearts of
writers and artists everywhere, and get them working again with a new sense
of meaning and direction. A stunning accomplishment.” —Anne Lamott“I set
out to write a book about what to do to make a great work of art. Instead,
it revealed itself to be a book on how to be.” —Rick RubinMany famed music
producers are known for a particular sound that has its day. Rick Rubin is
known for something else: creating a space where artists of all different
genres and traditions can home in on who they really are and what they
really offer. He has made a practice of helping people transcend their
self-imposed expectations in order to reconnect with a state of innocence
from which the surprising becomes inevitable. Over the years, as he has
thought deeply about where creativity comes from and where it doesn’t, he
has learned that being an artist isn’t about your specific output, it’s
about your relationship to the world. Creativity has a place in everyone’s
life, and everyone can make that place larger. In fact, there are few more
important responsibilities.The Creative Act is a beautiful and generous
course of study that illuminates the path of the artist as a road we all
can follow. It distills the wisdom gleaned from a lifetime’s work into a
luminous reading experience that puts the power to create moments—and
lifetimes—of exhilaration and transcendence within closer reach for all of
us. Read more

Straight Shooter: A Memoir of Second Chances and First Takes

America’s most popular sports media figure tells it like it is in this
surprisingly personal book, not only dishing out his signature, uninhibited
opinions but also revealing the challenges he overcame in childhood as well
as at ESPN, and who he really is when the cameras are off.Stephen A. Smith
has never been handed anything, nor was he an overnight success. Growing up
poor in Queens, the son of Caribbean immigrants and the youngest of six
children, he was a sports-obsessed kid who faced a number of struggles,
from undiagnosed dyslexia to getting enough cereal to fill his bowl. As a
basketball player at Winston-Salem State University, he got a glimmer of
his true calling when he wrote a newspaper column arguing for the
retirement of his own Hall of Fame coach, Clarence Gaines. Smith hustled
and rose up from a high school reporter at Daily News (New York) to a
general sports columnist at The Philadelphia Inquirer in the 1990s, before
getting his own show at ESPN in 2005. After he was unceremoniously fired
from the network in 2009, he became even more determined to fight for
success. He got himself rehired two years later and, with his razor-sharp
intelligence and fearless debate style, found his role on the show he was
destined to star in: First Take, the network’s flagship morning program. In
Straight Shooter, Smith writes about the greatest highs and deepest lows of
his life and career. He gives his thoughts on Skip Bayless, Ray Rice, Colin
Kaepernick, the New York Knicks, the Dallas Cowboys, and former President
Donald Trump. But he also pulls back the curtain and talks about life
beyond the set, sharing authentic stories about his negligent father, his
loving mother, being a father himself, his battle with life-threatening
COVID-19, and what he really thinks about politics and social issues. He
does it all with the same intelligence, humor, and charm that has made him
a household name. Provocative, moving, and eye-opening, this book is the
perfect gift for lovers of sports, television, and anyone who likes their
stories delivered straight to the heart. Read more

My Thoughts on how to be better each and every day | 6 x9 Lined Journal with 120 Pages

Each day we better a chance to be our best selves. This journal is a 6 x 9
lined journal that allows you to record your thoughts or bookish notes on
how to be better each day. I love self-help books and often use journals to
record the gems that I read. I know you will love this journal. This is
also a great book to gift someone special in your life. My Thoughts on how
to be better each and every day 6 x9 Lined Journal with 120 Pages Read more

my Imaginary Friend

Journey along with Thomas Wermuth from his earthly beginnings in Kentucky through a very challenging childhood, learning to play an instrument that led him to the Juilliard School. From his life in New York to living in Canada performing in orchestral, chamber and solo events Thomas starts his professional musical career that takes him to many corners of the world. As a widely sought after teacher in Chicago as well as a trainer for other new teachers he also attended the Barbara Brennan School of Healing and developed a very successful healing practice. Read how his personal healing and growth has now taken him to Golden Colorado to spend this next part of his life with his family.

The House of Wolves: Bolder Than Yellowstone or Succession, Patterson and Lupica’s Power-Family Thriller Is Not To Be Missed

Instant New York Times Bestseller! James Patterson and Mike Lupica are the
thriller dream team! Jenny Wolf’s murdered father leaves her in charge of a
billion-dollar empire—and a family more ruthless than Succession’s Roys and
Yellowstone’s Duttons. The Wolfs, the most powerful family in California,
have a new head–thirty-six-year-old former high school teacher Jenny Wolf.
That means Jenny now runs the prestigious San Francisco Tribune. She also
controls the legendary pro football team, the Wolves. And she has a
murdered father to avenge—if she can survive the killers all around her. An
unforgettable family drama by two writers at the top of their craft. Read more