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John C. Payne, Three and Out

John C. Payne was born in Chicago but moved to Wisconsin as a youth. He is a retired US Army Officer and successfully operated three small businesses in the past.

Three and Out: Murder in a San Antonio Psych Hospital Cover Image
ISBN: 9781482525823
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - February 13th, 2013

A major catastrophe occurs when the main character and his wife arrive in San Antonio which sets up the major theme for this second book. After getting back on his feet the main character is appointed the administrator of a mental health hospital two blocks from the famous River Walk.

Tana Holmes, (Not) Scary Stuff at the Doctor's Office

Tana Holmes is the author and creator of beautifully illustrated and creatively constructed books for children of all ages. She is best known for The History Tree Series, where the story-telling tree asks the young reader, If old trees could talk, what tales could they tell?

NOT Scary Stuff at the Doctor's Office: Planning A Tear-Free, Fear-Free Adventure Into Healthcare. Cover Image
By Mahfuja Selim (Illustrator), Tana Holmes
ISBN: 9798715405517
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Published: Independently Published - March 9th, 2021

The doctor's office becomes a fear-free, tear-free place of fun and fantasy with this book. Endorsed by pediatricians, nurses, and child life specialists, use this book to prepare for your visit, then celebrate that the doctor's office is NOT SCARY Beautifully illustrated with bright, stimulating colors and adorable characters. Great for all ages

Deanna King, Lethal Liaisons

Lethal Liaisons is the second book in Deanna King's Jack West Mystery Series. Other published titles by Deanna King include a fantasy romance, Saving A Sioux Legacy and a children's book, Gracie's Stories.

Lethal Liaisons - A Jack West Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781684336319
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Published: Black Rose Writing - February 11th, 2021

"Smartly written and hauntingly entertaining." -Fort Worth Magazine

Michael Earney, The A-Z Book of Cats

Writing is more direct, in many ways a simpler means of communicating. We all use words, we know what words mean or we think we do. Nuance, the double entendre, irony, sarcasm, misleading statements and outright lies make things more complicated. that saying, ‘a picture’s worth a thousand words’ is never more true than when the written word has to somehow convey the expressiveness of the spoken word.

The A to Z Book of CATS: Wild and Domestic Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941345757
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Published: Erin Go Bragh Publishing - April 22nd, 2020

The A to Z Book of Birds: An ABC for Young Bird Lovers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781312514218
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Published: Worldwide Publishing Group - October 24th, 2014

While looking at my grand-daughter's books with her it occurred to me that here, at three years old, she can identify images which bear little resemblance to the actual creatures portrayed: whale, giraffe, ostrich, etc. At the zoo she recognizes the elephant, tiger, giraffe, etc. Why, I wondered, do children's books have such simplified renderings of animals?

The A to Z Book of Wildflowers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941345658
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Published: Erin Go Bragh Publishing - May 15th, 2018

How many names of wildflowers do you know? Considering that there are 5000 flowering plants in Texas at least a thousand of which can be called 'wild flowers' it's safe to say, not many.

The A to Z Book of Weeds and Other Useful Plants Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681814094
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Published: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LL - February 3rd, 2016

Children have a natural curiosity about the world around them. When it comes to the world of nature, adults often can't help other than to say, 'Don't touch that ' 'Don't play with that ' or 'Don't eat that ' Of course, children will do all these things anyway.

The A to Z Book of Did You Know: Guaranteed: Something you didn't know Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941345672
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Published: Erin Go Bragh Publishing - June 20th, 2019

This addition to the A to Z series delves into the realms of general and esoteric knowledge, things we should know, things we thought we knew and things you never before thought about. It's a fun, eclectic collection that is guaranteed to provide many 'Gee whiz ' moments and interesting information with which you can stun friends and family alike.

Janel Perez, The Best Day It Could Be

Janel is an expert in childhood mental health with extensive experience in developmental milestones and family systems.  She holds a Masters in Professional Counseling and a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Development.  Janel has worked in early childhood for many years as a counselor, early childhood intervention specialist, and childcare trainer.

Rolfe Stibbe, The Isle of the Dragon: The Last Flight of the Bugs Bunny

Born to German parents in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Rolf Stibbe has served the United States Air Force for over twenty years, in uniform during Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom. He has been an International Aviation magazine free-lance writer since 1997 in England and Australia. Stibbe has even been published with the Shingetsu News Agency in Japan.

The Isle of the Dragon: The Last Flight of the Bugs Bunny Cover Image
ISBN: 9781480995031
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Published: Dorrance Publishing Co. - May 3rd, 2019

In The Isle of the Dragon, author Rolf Stibbe portrays the heroism and courage of United States Army Air Corps flight crews during combat in World War II against the forces of Imperial Japan.


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