Friday, September 26, 2014

The Great Way by Greg Schulze

The Great Way

by Greg Schulze

Omaha. There it lay across the river. Looking across that river was like looking at another world. Katherine died there. That’s why James had traveled so far. No one else would come, not even her parents. Hell, James thought, they probably didn’t even know that she died.

James has traveled from Maryland to Omaha, the gateway to the western frontier, to seek answers about the death of the one he loved. Searching deep for answers, James finds that there is more going on than the simple death of a young woman. Encapsulated in the machination of men, James meets an Indian from his past who sets him along his Great Way.


Greg Schulze is from Shoreview, Minnesota, a suburb of St. Paul. He graduated from Mounds View High School in 1989 and the University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus with a degree in Forest Resources in 1993.
Greg's first novel, "The Great Way", took two years to complete. After reading one too many novels that were too long, not interesting enough, and stuffed with filler just to increase the novel's word count, he thought that "I can do better" and decided to write a short novel. Believing that every sentence should spark the reader's imagination or further the plot of the story, Greg set ahead to write a novel inspired by the TV show "Lost", the movie "Donnie Darko", and Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse 5". He called it "The Great Way" in which the archetypical young man travels to a new land and discovers something more about himself and his life, but in a different way that is new and fresh.
Greg is currently working on two more novels, each one different than the other. The first not yet titled novel is a fictional autobiography inspired by humorous and absurd writers such as Vonnegut. The second is a fantasy novel titled "The Anarch", inspired by Greg's thirty plus years of playing Dungeons & Dragons and the stories that he shared with his friends and fellow players.
Greg lives in Centerville, Minnesota with his wife of 8 years, Wendy, and his 7 year old son Andrew, who promised to read "The Great Way" someday.


Friday, September 19, 2014

One Man Against the Mountain by Mary Jo Mosher

One Man Against the Mountain

by Mary Jo Mosher

This is book is the slightly embellished story of one man’s true-life solitary struggle for survival in a brutal, unrelenting winter atop the Bighorn Mountains in Northern Wyoming. Some names have been changed and events left out in the telling of this story. Actual journal entries by long-time Sheridan resident and game hunter Danny Longwell punctuate this re-creation of his quest to prove he could survive anything the mountain could dish out.

This story isn’t just about a man’s struggle to survive a brutal Walker Prairie winter in a canvas tent. It’s also about Danny Longwell’s struggles within himself: his feelings about his overly strict father, his feelings about death, his lack of self-confidence, and his battles with loneliness.

Through the brutally cold, stormy winter, as he labors to keep warm and meditates on his life and his sanity for this undertaking, he slowly comes to an understanding regarding himself and others.


Mary Jo Mosher, whose home is in Becker, Minnesota, is a retired newspaper reporter and editor with a master’s degree in journalism. She was co-founder of her local newspaper, and several of her free-lance stories have appeared in horse magazines including Trail Rider and Western Horseman. She co-authored Hiking Minnesota published by Globe Pequot Press in 2002 and authored One Man Against the Mountain published by Studio See, Inc. in 2008. Her summers are spent volunteering for the U.S. Forest Service in Wyoming’s Bighorn National Forest with her husband and three horses.


Publisher: Galde Press



Hiking Minnesota by Mary Jo Mosher and Kristine Mosher, second edition published by Globe Pequot Press in 2009
Penny's Tale by Mary Jo Mosher, published by Galde Press

Friday, September 12, 2014

Spiritual Two-By-Fours and Other Wake-Up Calls by Kimberly Rooney

Spiritual Two-By-Fours and Other Wake-Up Calls

by Kimberly Rooney

Are you feeling stuck, unfulfilled, and without purpose? Do you feel like a cast member, deck crew, employee, or stagehand in your own life?

In this book, author Kimberly Rooney shows you how to take control of your life and become your own director, captain, CEO, choreographer, and policymaker. It’s the wake-up call you’ve been longing for—the doorway to finding your inner strength and voice.

Kim’s own dance with adversity began at age twenty-nine, when she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis—which she affectionately refers to as “Arthur.” In Spiritual Two-by-Fours, she shares her journey—her “dance with Arthur”—to find the mix of “gifts” that made her director and choreographer of her life. With openness and vulnerability, she shares what you need to know so that you too can overcome any adversity—whether physical, emotional, or spiritual.

Whether you have created your challenges or they have “cut in” to your life dance, you get to choose how you respond. You get to take responsibility for your happiness, inner peace, and overall well-being.

You have what it takes. You have the power within. And you can shift your life to make it spectacular. So make yourself head policymaker of your own life and get ready for the ride—knowing that Spiritual Two-by-Fours will guide you every step of the way.


Kim Rooney has danced with Arthur (rheumatoid arthritis) since 1995, having received the diagnosis at age 29. As an athletic, adventurous young woman, wife, and mother, the news of having to deal with fatigue, destroyed joints, and chronic pain was devastating. Her confidence was directly linked to her physical abilities and Kim became consumed by anxiety and fear of the future.

As questions of "Who will I be?" and "What will I do?" took centre stage, the fear - and the nudge that there was more to all this - opened Kim's mind and set her on a journey to healing, responsibility, and some pretty unique adventures. Now Kim sees 'Arthur' as one of her greatest gifts in life; a journey that illuminated her purpose.

Kim's passion is to inspire others to find their personal power and radiate happiness from the inside out. She also enjoys anything outdoors, reading, biking, meditation and all things that will help her grow as a person. Her bucket list includes following her wanderlust spirit to see and learn more about the world, to skydive at least one more time, enjoy many fires on the beach, and to live in Hawaii.

Currently Kim lives in Minneapolis, MNwith her husband, daughter (when she is home from college) and two dogs. She is working on a video series called "Konvo's with Kim," and looks forward to writing her second book. Kim volunteers for the Arthritis Foundation and is working towards sponsoring camps for kids with arthritis. Her dreams to inspire include; producing meaningful TV to promote change, host a talk show with others who inspire, bring awareness to Arthritis.

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Publisher: Balboa Press

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Altar(ed) Girl by C. M. Morgan

Altar(ed) Girl
One Woman's True Story of Confronting Clergy Sexual Abuse

by C. M. Morgan

Author C.M. Morgan recounts the forty-year journey of recovering from childhood clergy sexual abuse. From traveling to another state and having a face-to-face conversation with her perpetrator, to enduring five long years of litigation against the church, C.M. spiraled through the tears, fears, and struggles shared by almost all survivors of sexual abuse.

Feeling spiritually lost and emotionally worn out, C.M. found her soul and her long-lost self during her six-month hiatus traveling throughout Australia. Finding and embracing forgiveness proved, once again, that our history is not our destiny.

Through the power of love and guidance from friends and complete strangers, she celebrates her victories, while realizing the power of confronting the demons and trusting oneself.


This is the story of a profound experience in C.M. Morgan’s life. By facing her fears and sharing her story, she learns, among many other life lessons, that forgiveness is the path to acceptance and self-love.

Her experience with finding her perpetrator and the five-year litigation against the Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese regarding childhood sexual abuse should be shared with all survivors.

C.M. lives in Minneapolis with her wife, newborn baby, and their dog, Morgan. They also venture to their part-time home in Pahoa, Hawai’i, several times each year.

C. M. Morgan is a pen name used by Derryn Grey-Ziebol. Find out more about her work at her website.


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Publisher: Balboa Press

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