Unlikely Friends

(Book 1 Unlikely Friends Series)

By Vicky Kaseorg

Alone, broke, with only the street smarts gleaned from her addict parents, sixteen-year-old Leah Grace huddled in an abandoned trailer. Now that she had escaped, how to survive? How to reach her secret and impossible dream? Comfort, answers, and healing arrive on four hooves, four paws, two flippers and a fluked tail. Join her journey where misfit friends redeem each other with a language universally known.

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Non-human friends create one strong tie.

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About the Author

Vicky Kaseorg, describes when she first knew she would become an author: “I used to ride my horse through the neighborhood, though all the neighbors could see was a girl on a blue bicycle. My brain rarely paused in the internal narration of stories. I should have known I would either end up in an institution, or become a writer.”

Kaseorg, born in Pennsylvania in 1956, studied art and writing at Binghamton University, and became a professional artist early in her career. She went on to graduate school at USC Los Angeles where she studied Occupational Therapy. She owned her own Occupational Therapy practice for many years in NY, and with the birth of her prodigiously gifted first son, began homeschooling. She has bicycled across the USA, run a marathon, completed a biathlon, learned to ski at age 50, successfully graduated all three children from homeschool to prestigious universities, yet still feels the most difficult task she has ever had to accomplish “is living a consistent, righteous life before God and my family.”

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I Am Sarge

(The Dachshund Escapades Book 1)

By Mavis Duke Hinton

“I am Sarge the super dog, named after my Papa Duke, who was a sergeant in the Army—and I am very proud of my special name. I was a scared little puppy when Mama and Daddy adopted me at eight weeks of age, but quite a handsome and intelligent dachshund now.”

“I’m known as a chow hound extraordinaire, and believe me, I have earned the title! Papa calls me his granddawg, and I know I’ll do great and mighty things someday. Grandma says I’m not only a granddawg, but also a grand dog. Daddy and mama love me, and inside my home is all the warmth, fun, laughter, and love that I could ever want or need. The only thing lacking is people food. I never get enough of that, but don’t blame a dawg for trying. I also do my best to protect them, but Mama says I’m too loud. (Isn’t that the point of barking—to be heard??)

“Papa thinks like I do, a remarkable ability for a human. So does his buddy, Sellars—both of them are chow hounds like me, and they sometimes sneak me some good food when no one is looking. That makes me feel loved. I have lived through some zany times in this family–I even saved Papa’s life when he was attacked . . . by a fence. Such experiences only seem to happen to Papa.

“All in all, my humans are tricky to figure out, ‘cause they don’t always say what they mean—but I can handle them. After all, I AM SARGE.”

A heartwarming tale of family, joy, good food, and unconditional love, Sarge’s story will bring warmth and smiles to readers of all ages.

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

These are both stories about dogs, although mine is from first person POV by Sarge; the titles are the same except for the names, and both are heartwarming, family-friendly tales.

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About the Author

Mavis Duke HintonIn her 23-year career as an English teacher, Mavis Duke Hinton taught all levels of English and related subjects, with the final five years online to students across the USA and several foreign countries, retiring in 2013. She grew up in a military family and lived in several U.S. states as well as Europe during her childhood. Ms. Hinton has also been an editor for Christian and secular organizations, including Liberty University and the North Carolina State Budget, as well as a police officer. She has taught Bible studies to all ages, from preschool children to adult women, and has spoken in both educational conferences and women’s groups from time to time.

Married for forty-five years to Clark, a retired science teacher, they have two married daughters and three grandchildren.

Currently, she spends much of her time writing and marketing her books and also enjoys being involved in church activities. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, cooking, and stimulating conversation. The Hintons now live in the Atlanta, Georgia, area, and Ms. Hinton especially enjoys time with her friends and family, delighting in being a grandmother.

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I am Red

By Linda Heavner Gerald

Red and Bain could not wait for their vacation to begin at the beach on Cape San Blas. A dog and his boy looked forward to flying kites and playing frisbee. Vacation began in a perfect way. Then, the fireworks frightened Red. He did not like loud noises, they hurt his ears. Red ran to lose the noise. The distance that he traveled lost more than the noise. Red lost his family. Now, what was he to do?

NOTE: Although Linda Heavner Gerald writes mostly Mystery/Suspense, this children’s book grabs the heart of dog lovers. She writes this book for the Gulf County Humane Society. The tale of a real dog who lives on Cape San Blas, Florida tugs at the heart strings. Linda will donate the proceeds of this book to the local Humane Society who do an incredible job to love and protect all of the “Reds” who cross their path.

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

The book ties to the previous listing because of the color RED.

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About the Author

Linda Heavner GeraldLinda Heavner Gerald is retired with her husband. They live in Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. Her goal in writing is to demonstrate that regardless of our actions, God is always ready to welcome us back with forgiveness. Although her books begin with the mess of a life, which the protagonist may have created, they soon demonstrate hope does exist for all. The books are of substance with something to challenge or encourage. A medical background allows her to incorporate current facts which she hopes may cause a reader to seek professional advice for problems that may not have seemed important.

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Write Me Home

By Crystal Walton

He lives by his heart. She lives by her plans. Until an unseen enemy and a growing attraction threaten control of both.

Returning to his hometown in the Catskills is the last thing firefighter Ethan DeLuca’s ready for. He’d rather leave memories where they belong–buried under ashes. But if he doesn’t step up to take care of Nonna, who will? Working at the camp down the road seems like the perfect solution. Until his feisty redheaded boss ends up being one fire he has no idea how to put out.

Cassidy McAdams is on a mission. Get the camp Grandpa left her ready to sell, turn enough profit to bail Mom’s business out of foreclosure, and hightail it back to her life in New York City. With unexpected complications mounting, she can’t afford any distractions. Especially a ridiculously charming one who’s eager to rescue her at every turn.

It’d be easier on them both to hide behind professional boundaries. But when unexplained attacks on the camp ignite a connection between them they can’t ignore, running away is no longer an option.

If you like emotional romances mixed with humor, depth, and characters who come alive on the page, then you’ll love Crystal Walton’s moving story of love and forgiveness.

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

There is a fluffy dog in both Write Me Home and the previously featured book, Murdered by Words by Dianne Harman.

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About the Author

Crystal WaltonAmidst multiple moves up and down the east coast, Crystal received her bachelor of arts from Messiah College in PA, married her exact opposite in upstate NY, and earned her master of arts from Regent University in VA, where she currently resides with her husband.

She writes clean romances with humor, depth, broken characters, and emotional plots full of grace and hope.

When not working her accounting day job, she’s delving into the wonder of words, supporting her Starbucks habit, or laughing over movie quotes & singing eighties songs with her husband.

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Murdered by Words

(Midwest Cozy Mystery Series: Book 1)

By Dianne Harman

A widow living in a small college Midwest college town writing steamy novels? Her editor murdered? Kat Denham writes under the pen name of Sexy Cissy, but it all falls apart when her true identity becomes known.

Kat is the one who finds her murdered editor and she and several others are worried that she’ll be the next one to be murdered. She has to find the murderer to save her reputation and her life, but who did it? Was it her editor’s husband? Was it the woman who had become obsessed with any book she considered to be morally objectionable? Or was it the “trophy wife” of the local banker?

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Murdered by Words is about a widow and the choices she makes to support herself and her daughter. A widow and her mom are main characters in the previous book featured, The Cemetery Club by Blanche Day Manos.

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About the Author

Dianne HarmanDianne Harman lives in Huntington Beach, California with her husband, Tom, and boxer dog, Kelly.

She originally wrote a suspense series which was well received and has won several awards, but says it didn’t allow her to focus on the things she really enjoys: cooking, travel, and dogs.

“I decided to write a cozy mystery series and before I knew it, I’d written books in three series with another one soon to be out.”

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