Starting out in the investment field, with a major financial services firm, and retiring as a vice president with decades of experience working with clients, Barbie O’Connor was part owner of a team that fielded cars in the 1995 and 1996 Indy 500 races. Virgin at Sonoma, just released, embraces Barbie's love of the California
Robert D. Jacobus is adjunct professor of history at Stephen F. Austin State University and was a teacher and coach in Texas public schools for twenty-six years. He is the author of Houston Cougars in the 1960s: Death Threats, the Veer Offense, and the Game of the Century. He resides in Village Mills, Texas.
Published: Texas A&M University Press - September 3rd, 2019
“What was it like for young black men growing up in a totally segregated environment and transitioning to an integrated one?” asks author Robert Jacobus in the preface to this collection of interviews. How did they get involved in sports? How did the facilities, both academic and athletic, compare to the white schools?
The gang of Starfish Island are learning something amazing about their world. Through their experiences exploring the island and the ocean around it, they come to know the truth about God, angels, and demons.
Izzy Anderson has a multi-faceted career as both a professional musician and an award-winning artist. Her love of teaching has culminated in the creation of Izzy’s Artistic & Musical Academy, which provides students with an engaging studio environment where creativity is nurtured.
Published: My Little Story Publishing LLC - October 8th, 2019
In Princess Zoe and Her Marvelous Carriage, Princess Zoe and her family travel around in her beloved old carriage. However, not all the princesses at school think Princess Zoe's carriage is marvelous, and she is bullied. With help from King Nicholaus, Princess Zoe learns to stand up for herself
Micki Fine Pavlicek is a longtime psychotherapist in private practice, a certified teacher of mindfulness meditation trained at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts, a TEDx presenter, the founder of Mindful Living (livingmindfully.org), and the author of The Need to Please: Mindfulness Skills to Gain Freedom from People Pleasing and Approval Seeking.
As a first-time indie author, it was easier to begin with a children's book. How do you get kids to enjoy reading? In The Greatest Treasure Ever, I tried to instill the sense of Wonder you get as a child while looking at a picture book. My momma was extremely good at mimicry and could change her voice for each character in a book, or she could make animal noises to make the story believable and real.
Ervin Mendlovitz, OD, lives in San Antonio where he has a private optometry practice. His own experiences as a minority in Texas helped inform the narrative in this story of immigration, love and natural disaster.
Published: World Castle Publishing, LLC - July 11th, 2019
Set in Galveston, Texas, Galvestorm 1900: A Story of Twin Flames is the story of Uri Petrokov, a Russian immigrant, and Genevieve Parker, a beautiful, independent- thinking young Texas woman who is far ahead of her time.
Haleigh Wenger has been writing and reading her entire life. The first book to really break her heart was Little Women, which she remembers staying up all night to read in the fifth grade. From then, she was hooked on the rush of being so emotionally invested in a story she could not sleep.