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Allison Speer, Faith Flies and Theodore the Turkey Who Found a Zoo

Allison F. Speer is a former journalist, earning a number of awards for investigative reporting and feature writing in both Connecticut and Texas.

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By Allison F. Speer, Mike Jones (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781736374924
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Published: Allifish Press - May 28th, 2021

E.R. Bills, Texas Oblivion

Award-winning writer E.R.

Texas Oblivion: Mysterious Disappearances, Escapes and Cover-Ups Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467147378
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Published: History Press - April 12th, 2021

On February 2, 1963, a tanker with thirty-nine men aboard departed Beaumont and never returned. In the mid-spring of 1882, Billy the Kid's friend, foe and equal escaped Huntsville Penitentiary and vanished. On December 9, 1961, a young boy in Wichita Falls disappeared without a trace. On November 18, 1936, a father and son were swallowed by a Walled Kingdom.

Betty Swem, I Rise and Jena Parker: The Final Resolution

Betty Swem grew up in South Carolina and earned her degrees from Limestone College and the University of Phoenix. One of her philosophies in life is that if you believe in yourself you can accomplish almost anything.

I Rise: Forgive Me Pastor, Those of the Church, yet I Feel I Must Stand to Confess My Love and Faith in God! Cover Image
ISBN: 9781665524469
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Published: Authorhouse - May 10th, 2021

I Rise, Forgive me Pastor, those of the church, yet I feel I must stand to confess my love and faith to GOD, describes the authors soul confession of her faith and love for God.

Jena Parker The Final Resolution: Life Is a Mystery and Then You Die! Cover Image
ISBN: 9781663206039
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Published: iUniverse - October 25th, 2020

Jena Parker finds herself part of a mercenary army after its leader frees her from prison to fight his ruthless enemy in a war that started long ago. Now one of the recruits, Jena discovers there is more going on when she sees some of her fellow inmates have also been taken from prison and recruited to fight in this bloody conflict.

Wondra Chang, Sonju

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ISBN: 9781948692588
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Published: Madville Publishing - July 16th, 2021

Sonju opens on a chilly day in November, 1946 in Seoul, Korea. Japan has ended its thirty-five-year occupation of Korea after the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The American military has become the new occupier. Sonju is on the way to her best friend's house when she sees two Americans in military uniforms walking ahead of her, and her heart stirs.

Toni Draper, Wildfire

Toni Draper was born and lived most of her life in Maryland. These days, she calls home a two-acre sprawl that she shares with her spouse, three rescued dogs, and a stray that stayed in south Texas, within a 2.5 hour drive of the Rio Grande. Wildfire is her first novel.

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ISBN: 9781951954079
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Published: Interlude Press - July 27th, 2021

After a difficult breakup, a wildland firefighter and university professor have parted ways, but neither has moved on. When a life threatening accident reunites them, can a love that once burned so bright be rekindled?

Jessica Villanueva, Billy and Jake: The Beginning of a New Friendship

Jessica Villanueva is a children's book author who was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas.  She graduated from Texas A&M University-Kingsville with a degree in Communication Sciences  and Disorders. As a licensed Speech Pathologist Assistant, she has spent the last three years working with children.  Jessica lives in San Antonio, TX with her husband and two wonderful dogs.

Jeep Collins, Enid

When Jeep’s eyes opened in this life, the face he saw was his mother Enid. To him, she was just “Mimi”. In this story, he recalls the ranch in Medina, Texas, the intimate moments of family, life, work and art.

Carmen Tafolla & Regina Moya, The Last Butterfly

About Carmen Tafolla:
State Poet Laureate of Texas and author of more than 40 books, Dr. Carmen Tafolla has received many awards, including the Americas Award, five International Latino Book Awards, the Charlotte Zolotow, two Tomás Rivera Book Awards, and Top Ten Books for Babies. She lives in San Antonio, in a house surrounded by trees, a few raccoons and possums, a three-eared squirrel, and many butterflies.

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ISBN: 9781953447531
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Published: Juventud Press - April 30th, 2021

Subjects: 1. The Last Butterfly / La ltima mariposa. 2. Children's literature. 3. Regina Moya. 4. Carmen Tafolla. 5. Environmental awareness. 6. Bilingual literature. 7. Science Education.

Rina Brown, Isle of the Dark

I published my first book on my nineteenth birthday, and since then I have put out two other works. With three published books, and two more on the way I dream of sharing the crazy universes in my head with others.

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By Brown
ISBN: 9798620752836
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Published: Independently Published - March 11th, 2020

A nation divided must come together when the Datsoe plague begins; a race of monsters that are impossibly hard to kill. With a bite that turns any living creature into another Datsoe monster, Man must adapt to protect themselves.Centuries after the plague begins, our tale follows Ranger, a Guardian who has protected his nation for decades.

Elizabeth Gonzalez James, Mona at Sea

Before becoming a writer, Elizabeth Gonzalez James was a waitress, a pollster, an Avon lady, and an opera singer. Her short story, "Cosmic Blues," was a finalist in Glimmer Train's Short Story Award for New Writers, and her stories and essays have received multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. She's attended the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Tin House Writers Workshop, and Lit Camp.

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ISBN: 9781951631017
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Published: Santa Fe Writer's Project - June 30th, 2021


Mona is a Millennial perfectionist who fails upwards in the midst of the 2008 economic crisis. Despite her potential, and her top-of-her-class college degree, Mona finds herself unemployed, living with her parents, and adrift in life and love.


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