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A WINDOW FACING WEST, a novel by John S. Tarlton.

Winner of Eaton Literary Agency's 1998 best-book award.

 

A WINDOW FACING WEST is the first-person narrative of a baby boomer's midlife crisis, told over three consecutive days, surrounding his 47th birthday, the age at which his father committed suicide.  It is set in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  The story of Gatlin, the narrator, and his reflections on his life are both heartbreaking and hilarious, sparkling with intelligence and with Southern wit and dialogue.

 

Published by Bridge Works, ISBN # 1-882593-30-8, available through your local bookstore.

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BASIC BOAT MAINTENANCE, by J. Frank Brumbaugh

Winner of Eaton Literary Agency's 1999 best-book award.

 

Frank Brumbaugh has lived boating and written articles for most of his life.  In that time, he has tackled every conceivable problem a boater could ever be confronted with on a boat.  For the first time, he has put those years of knowledge into an easy-to-understand book, BASIC BOAT MAINTENANCE.

 

Published by Bristol Fashion Publications, ISBN # 1-892216-23-X, available through your local bookstore or through Bristol Fashion  Publications, 1-800-478-7147

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MARINE WEATHER FORECASTING, by J. Frank Brumbaugh

 

Frank has taken the mystery out of weather forecasting in his book, MARINE WEATHER FORECASTING.  He explains how to tell more about the weather, for hours and days to come, than any broadcast, but you must know what to look for when you go on deck.  The wind, clouds, moon, and sun all tell the story, and Frank explains how to read these signs.

 

Published by Bristol Fashion Publications, ISBN # 1-892216-22-1, available through your local bookstore or through Bristol Fashion Publications 1-800-478-7147

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RESURRECTION, by John Ruemmler

 

This short story was the winner of the Eaton Literary Agency's Annual Awards Program for Best Short Story, 2002.  Mr. Ruemmler is the only author to have won the annual award three times, twice for short stories and once for a novel.

 

Published by Thought Magazine, Issue III, available at www.thoughtmagazine.org and at Thought Magazine, P. O. Box 117098, Burlingame, CA  94011.

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YELLOW SILK II, an anthology of short stories, which includes the short story, THE PEDDLERS, by Joseph Leon, winner of Eaton Literary Agency's short-story award, 2000.

 

Published by Warner Books, ISBN # 0446775318, available through your favorite bookstore.

 

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AMERICA'S BEST SHORT FICTION, An Eclectic Anthology of American Short Stories, Edited by Larry Parr

 

*Highly recommended for those who love to read or write short stories.*

 

While most anthologies feature short stories of the same genre, AMERICA'S BEST SHORT FICTION celebrates the diversity of stories that some of America's best writers are creating.  AMERICA'S BEST SHORT FICTION includes CARTER by John Ruemmler, winner of Eaton Literary Agency's Short Story Awards program, 1998; and THE BIG YELLOW DOG, by John Ruemmler, winner of Eaton Literary Agency's Short Story Awards Program, 1999.  These stories entertain, challenge, and reveal the scope of imagination, which proves that quality fiction comes in many guises and in many genres.

 

ISBN # O-75960-861-X, Available through www.Amazon.com.

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NOVEL VOICES, 17 award-winning novelists on how to write, edit, and get published. Edited by Jennifer Levasseur and Kevin Rabalais, winner of Eaton Literary Agency's Annual Awards Program for the Best Book, 2000.

 

In NOVEL VOICES, you'll discover a wealth of practical and motivating insight from today's most talented authors.  Interviews with Ernest J. Gaines, Ha Jin, Melanie Rae Thon, Charles Baxter, William H. Gass, and more provide the instruction and inspiration you need to create winning fiction that will garner critical and creative success.  Learn how to spark ideas for your writing and bring a story to life.  Explore various elements of craft, from deciding on the best form for a piece of fiction to creating effective and realistic dialogue.  Read advice on how to deepen a story by adjusting pace, tone, or point of view.  You'll find first-hand tips on the craft of writing and breaking into publishing, all to develop and strengthen your own novel voice.

 

ISBN# 1-58297-245-1, Available through Writers Digest Books, Barnes and Noble, www.Amazon.com, or your favorite bookstore.

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STORIES FROM THE HEART, An Anthology of Short Stories, edited by Larry Parr, written by some of today's best authors, contains a mixture of tales that appeal to the emotions.  It features MISS NANCY, a true story by Bonnie Steckelberg, that won the Eaton Literary Agency's Annual Short-Story Award in 2000. It is a heart-rending story of an unlikely alliance formed between a country woman and a goose.

ISBN# 1-59286-522-4, available at www.Amazon.com

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INVISIBLE HERO, by Peter Hess. This is the first installment of the Gohan thriller series. INVISIBLE HERO has all the ingredients you expect in a modern, fast-paced thriller; martial arts, a surprise guerilla attack, the rescue of a beautiful woman, and a special mission into enemy territory. Tragedy juxtaposed with heroism and faith set the stage in this exhilarating first book in the brand-new series.

Published by Creation House. ISBN: 1-59185-663-9. Look for the other installments available soon in this thrilling new series.

 

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STORIES OF THE UNEXPECTED, an anthology of short stories edited by Larry Parr. This is a compilation of short stories by some of today's best authors. These gripping stories have in common the element of the unexpected, the surprise, the unknown that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

ISBN 1-4137-1824-8, available at www.Amazon.com.

 

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SAMSON AND THE BANDITOS, a novel by Peter Hess.

 

Gohan Rice gets his first missionary assignment only to find that a large group of banditos is harassing his and the other surrounding villages.  When the harassment turns to kidnapping and murder, Gohan puts his faith into action and takes a stand against the bandits.  When they threaten to destroy his entire village, and being outnumbered fifty to one, he turns to two old military buddies for help.  They go on a "search and destroy" mission, determined to save their village.

 

SAMSON AND THE BANDITOS is a classic story of one man's faith in action against improbable odds and the struggle of a fearful, newly-converted people to believe in their God, told within a setting that is riveted with edge-of-the-seat nonstop suspense.  A shocking and improbable ending sets the stage for Book IV of the Gohan Thriller Series.

 

ISBN 1-60034-505-0

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INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE, a novel by Peter Hess.

 

David "Gohan" Rice, having barely escaped with his life in Laos (INVISIBLE HERO), leaves the military, and after a short stint as a mercenary, signs on with a private detective agency in Baltimore.  The interstate car theft case, on which he is working, becomes far more involved and international in scope.  Gohan finds himself engaged, once again, with the CIA.  He is smuggled into China where a beautiful young Chinese girl, a member of the underground Christian church, offers her help.  Unable to dodge their adversaries, they must flee for their lives.  After escaping from China, Gohan is immediately sent to London, England, where he goes face-to-face with one of Europe's most notorious assassins.

 

INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE is an expertly woven tale of mystery, suspense and faith.

 

ISBN #:  1-60034-424-0

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THIRTY FABULOUS STORIES, AN ANTHOLOGY

By Some Of Today's Best Authors

 

This anthology is highly recommended for those who love to read or write short stories.

 

ISBN: 1-4241-9330-3

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EGRETS TO THE FLAMES, a novel by Barbara Anton

Winner of Eaton Literary Agency's 2007 best-book award.

 

A steamy saga of love, passion, lust, and greed, EGRETS TO THE FLAMES introduces the Hamptons, a wealthy and privileged family of sugar cane growers.  While the cane has brought the Hamptons enormous wealth, it also brings great misery.  Each year, when the cane fields are set afire in preparation for harvest, the Hamptons' palatial sugar estate is transformed into an inferno of smoldering heat, acrid smoke, and crazed egrets swarming above and diving into the flames.

 

This year, the heat is on for patriarch James Henry Hampton.  Someone must answer to forces seeking retribution for the cane's egregious impact on the fragile environment and the exploitation of Jamaican sugar cane cutters.

 

What will happen when the Hamptons come face to face with the flames of their own destruction?

 

ISBN-13:  978-1-933515-11-3

ISBN-10:  1-933515-11-2

 

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PRAYERS OF AN IGBO RABBI, by Richard Cummings.

Published by Africana Heritage legacy Publishers

Winner of Eaton Literary Agency's 2008 Book-Length Award

Set in contemporary St. Simons Island, Georgia, with the contrasting cultures of the elites and the Gullah people of Igbo descent, this is an amazing, provocative novel. Dark and mysterious forces draw together the privileged and the victimized across generations, as all must account for the sins of the past and present.

Chinua Achebe, author of the global best seller, "Things Fall Apart," and Nigeria and Africa's foremost novelist speaks highly of the authors work: Richard Cummings has written a remarkable story of how the unaccounted events of American slavery are at the root of racialism; and how they continue to haunt American life today. It brings to life one of the most haunting stories of the slave era, Ibo Landing, and shows the tragic connections that have been forged between peoples across centuries and continents.

Richard Cummings was educated at Princeton, Columbia Law School and Jesus College Cambridge. The author also of The Pied Piper, he has taught at the Haile Sellassie I University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and the University of the West Indies in Barbados. He resides in Sag Harbor, New York.

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COZY NIGHTTIME TALES, An anthology of short stories by some of today's best authors.

Find some time for yourself, all alone, a comfortable chair, a good glass of wine o cup of hot tea, and curl up with a cozy throw over your legs. Enjoy these varied and entertaining stories, written by some of today's finest authors. They will give you something to think about when you go to bed, and they'll color your dreams once you’re asleep.

ISBN 978-1-4626-2619-9

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SPECIAL ACCESS by Mark Hewitt

SPECIAL ACCESS is based on the secret acoustically quiet airplanes that are operated by the CIA to conduct their most-sensitive counterterrorism and counterdrug missions, always under the cover of darkness, and the people who fly and maintain these airplanes are specially recruited for this work.

SPECIAL ACCESS has all the ingredients of a modern, fast-paced thriller: secret airplanes and missions into enemy territory, foiled assassination attempts, the rescue of a beautiful woman, and spies interrogating the world's top terrorist.

Available at bookstores and online

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OBJECTIVE FREEDOM by James Huber

Winner of Eaton Literary Agency's Annual Awards Program, 2013

 

As an austerity measure to reduce expenses during tough economic times, the President cut six cabinet-level positions and eliminated six entire agencies from the Federal government. These reductions help, but the cuts backfire. The welfare kings and queens shout. "Now there's more money for us!" and a movement erupted with hundreds of thousands applying and getting increased welfare benefits. Reeling from the increased expenditures, the Federal government plunges toward financial default.

 

A Texas-style brawl breaks out on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Fed up with being compelled to fund such programs, the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Utah and Idaho make the radical decision to secede. Rallying together, these nine states form their own union - a sovereign coalition separate from the United States.

 

The novel includes double dealings, attempted murder, high-tech communications, romance, intrigue and is loaded with action.

Available at bookstores, Amazon.com, and online.

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ROSE'S VARIETY STORE by Robert J. Bernotus

This short story is a nostalgic look at growing up in the South Side of Chicago in a Polish-Irish family.

Available online at Doorways Memoirs and soon to be released in an anthology of short stories.

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A Few Of Our Other Titles: THE RED RADIO FLYER WAGON; RESURRECTION; LIVERWURST; INTERVIEW WITH DAVID MALOUF; SHE'S NOT SAFE; DBC PIERRE; A DISASTER OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS; AMERICA'S FINEST SHORT STORIES; ESCAPE TO WILLOW LAKE; A CHRISTMAS GIFT; QUALITY SHORT STORIES; TALL TALES AND SHORT STORIES; AUNT DOLORES AND UNCLE STAS; ANGIE'S LESSON; DILEMMA; IGNORANCE IS BLISS; THE IMITATION ROSE; THE WINDING PATH; LILY PAD; THE LETTERS; THE MICE; MOTHER'S LAST FLOWER; THE BRAZILIAN PRODIGAL SON; THE BRIAR ROSE; JOE'S STORY; FENCES; KEVIN, A BOY WITH A DREAM; THE OBLIGATION; LIFERS; NELLY; KATHLEEN; OFFICER FINLEY; JOHN HAS A CHURCH NEARBY.

 

 

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