Joseph Pio Asterita

The Quest for the Stone: An Adventure in Archeology and Past Lives

American archeology student, Elliot Rizzo, travels to England for his first dig, searching for Roman ruins. What he finds catapults him on an adventure that spans two millennia. In a surreal dream, he flashes back to a former life as a Roman Centurion, a cavalry officer of the famous Legion Ii Augusta that marched across southern England nearly two thousand years ago. As the story continues not only Elliot but his British Professor, Charles Weldon, and a young former business executive turned land manager, Rebecca, move back and forth from the present to this two thousand year old drama of love, mysticism, intrigue and the Roman-Celtic conflict. Elliot and Rebecca come to embrace as they did in their previous incarnations. Under the guidance of Rebecca's wise mystical mother, Anna, Elliot and Rebecca will understand how their growing attraction relates to events that happened two millennia ago. Intertwined in the story are spiritual insights coupled with quantum physics that implies traveling back to the past is feasible.

Paperback
236 pages, published 2015
Fiction/Fantasy Fiction

 

Philip L. Beaman

Eastern North Carolina Sayings: From Tater Patch Kin to Madder Than A Wet Settin' Hen

Growing up on a farm in the heart of eastern North Carolina's tobacco country, author Phil Beaman has been surrounded by country folk and their colorful language his entire life. Though these communities continue to change, the bond of their phrases, expressions, colloquialisms and just plain talk has remained within the hearts and minds of their people. Beaman chronicles this language in a humorous and fascinating collection of eastern North Carolina's most down-home sayings. Everything from the weather to drunken sayings to gobbledygook is presented straight from the horse's mouth. You may not know how to pronounce some of the words, but you will surely enjoy a trip back to the halcyon days of livin' off the land and chewin' the fat.

Paperback
144 pages, published 2014
Nonfiction/Humor

 

Julie Zehava Bohm

The Coloring Book of Hindu Deities

Paperback
24 pages, published 2016
Nonfiction/Coloring Books, Art

 

Anne Melyn Cassebaum

Down Along the Haw: The History of a North Carolina River

North Carolina's Haw River has a rich geographic, ecological and cultural history, tracked here from its source to its confluence with the Atlantic Ocean. From grinding mills to algae science, this popular history features interviews with mill owners and workers, archaeologists, environmentalists, farmers, water treatment managers and many others whose lives have been connected to the waterway. Additionally, it explores life on the river's banks and humans' place in its rich ecology.

Trade Paperback
240 pages, published 2011
Nonfiction/History, Science, Ecology

 

Wayne H. Drumheller

My Alamance: A Photographer's Notebook

In July 2013 I invited Burlington Writers' Club members to take a heritage adventure with me and write their personal stories. A few others joined me later through my free "Writing as Art and Publishing" workshops hosted at several coffee cafes and the Graham Library. The stories would be about their historical, educational, artistic and cultural link to Alamance County. The goal was to produce a collection of individual short books titled The Heart of Alamance County. As I assisted them in writing, editing and publishing their books, their stories became a part of my book, My Alamance, A Photographer's Notebook. It features 35 Alamance County scenic photographs along with writing selections by 25 county authors, songwriters, playwrights and poets.

Paperback
52 pages, published 2015
Nonfiction/Art, Writing, Photography

 

Jacqueline Dunkle

Gratitude & Grit: A Mother's Healing Journey

Gratitude & Grit - prequel to Paralyzed Without Fear - is the inspirational story, told from a mother’s perspective about her son, his miraculous survival from a seemingly fatal motorcycle accident, his difficult recovery as a paraplegic, and how the tragedy of her son's accident also facilitated her own healing. This true account is their story; an incredible story of pain, suffering and loss; an uplifting story of strength, love and determination; a story you won’t forget.

Trade Paperback
160 pages, published 2012
Nonfiction/Memoir, Inspiration

 

Jacqueline Dunkle

Paralyzed Without Fear: A Family of Their Own

Once in a great while, life grants us a fairytale. Not that anyone wishes to be paralyzed in a motorcycle accident at age twenty-five, but tragedy is what sets the stage for triumph and warrants the making of a fairytale - in this case, a real life fairytale. This sequel to Indie Book Award's, Gratitude & Grit - A Mother's Healing Journey, continues the incredible saga of Erik Fugunt's life as a paraplegic because mere survival wasn't miracle enough. When the harsh reality of paralysis turned the dream of having a family together into a nightmare, Erik and Jenny had to face their deepest fears and live courageously. They had more miracles to create. If ever a story needs to be told, this is it.

Trade Paperback
186 pages, published 2015
Nonfiction/Memoir, Inspiration

 

Kimberly Hamilton

Missions & Mayhem: The Adventures of a Female Private Investigator

Ever wonder what it is really like to be a real private eye? Licensed Private Investigator Kimberly Hamilton shares some of her stories and cases from the past 18 years while conducting investigations, working as a bodyguard and serving legal documents in North Carolina. Her stories might not be what you would expect if you watch a lot of reality shows, television, and movies. Although many of her adventures are crazy, unbelievable and absolutely wild at times, some cases are very inspiring, heartwarming and guaranteed to create feel-good moments.

Trade Paperback
126 pages, published 2017
Nonfiction/Real Life Detective Stories

 

Charina Illescas-Brooks

Finding God in the Ordinary: Embracing a God-Filled Life

Finding God in the Ordinary: Embracing a God-filled Life will make you cry and laugh at the same time. It is a book filled with emotions that is sure to give you hope when you doubt, joy in times of sadness, faith in a faltering trust, and assurance of His love…. This is our story.

Trade Paperback
222 pages, published 2015
Nonfiction/Religious Inspiration

 

Susan Latner

Know My Light: A Woman's Journey Through Past Life Experiences

Francesca loved to dance. The victim of bad parenting, Francesca sought the release from her mother's cruelty outdoors. With her brothers protecting her and playing music to accompany her, Francesca danced for whoever would watch. Her life took a dramatic turn when a couple approached with an offer her mother could not refuse. All alone in the world Mary Louise made her mark everyday by showing up to work and performing whatever task was asked of her. Employed by a harsh and demanding man, the spinster Elmers did her job and relaxed at home every night with her passion, her novels. The chance to meet her favorite author would change her life beyond her wildest dreams. Winifred, the shepherd's daughter, led a simple life. Without her mother's guidance for support, she tended sheep with her Da by day and tended to his home at night. An unforeseen change ripped her world apart. A twist of fate gave her the second chance to live the life she always hungered for.

Trade Paperback
284 pages, published 2016
Nonfiction/Inspirational, Self Help

 

S.D. McKeon and Stormi Mountain

The Short Life of Siouxzie... and Other Peculiar Tales

A collection of fantastical poems and whimsical illustrations to entertain and delight you! Some are charming. Some are tragic. All are peculiar.

Paperback
78 pages, published 2015
Poetry

 

Janet Sady

God's Lessons From Nature

Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote "Earth's crammed with hearers, and every common bush afire with God; But only he who sees takes off his shoes. The rest sit around it and pluck blackberries." As we look at God's gifts in nature, may our grateful hearts respond with worship and service.

Paperback
82 pages, published 2004
Nonfiction/Religious Inspiration

 

Janet Sady

Mr. Bernie's Most Favorite Place

When Mr. Bernie is faced with being homeless, he comes up with a creative solution for a home for himself and his beloved cat, Andy. Join Mr. Bernie for a fun adventure, in which he finds a new home in the best place he could imagine.

Paperback
22 pages, published 2009
Fiction/Children's Fiction

 

Janet Sady

Miracle on Green Mountain

A fast paced Christian adventure with a surprise conclusion. In the life and death situations that the characters find themselves, they turn to their faith. God uses a faithful husky, Loki, to intervene and save the lives of those involved. Sometimes, what we perceive as luck is actually God working miracles in our lives to bring us blessing and hope.

Paperback
110 pages, published 2015
Fiction/Religious Mystery & Thriller

 

Kathryn Scarborough

Das Medallion (The Locket)

It is 1980 and a woman is plagued by a recurring dream-turned-nightmare about a child, a foreign language, and the terrifying world of warfare and danger. Who is the little girl in that dream, and what language is she speaking? In Das Medallion, a novel of suspense and intrigue, Kathryn Scarborough creates a terrifying scenario of retrieved memories and family secrets. American Margaret Richardson is driven by exhaustion caused by a desperate need to know who she is and why her father has lied to her for forty years. In a gritty and often edge-of-your-seat story of deceit and reconciliation, Margaret travels to Germany to discover the truth about her past. With the help—and then the love—of Dutch General Pieter Van Leeuvan, Margaret is able to uncover the mystery behind the woman in the photo, the woman standing next to Adolph Hitler, the woman who could be her twin…or her mother. Who was the woman, and would her passion for this vile leader destroy Margaret’s ability to live…and love?

Paperback
344 pages, published 2009
Fiction/Historical Fiction, Thriller and Mystery

 

Kathryn Scarborough

This Just In...

Science teacher Gina Thompson is as pragmatic and level headed as the next person except for the perpetual TV announcer that lives in her head and comments on everything she thinks. Her large family drives her crazy by getting her the worst blind dates on the planet. Ken Armstrong is an astrophysicist working at NASA. He is alone except for his grouchy old cat and his grouchy old uncle, Ken’s only family, and he likes it fine that way. Uncle Johann meets Gina and decides ‘she is the one’ for Ken. Through a series of planned mishaps and an icy visit from Mother Nature these two seriously logical people discover that indeed, there is scientific proof of love at first sight.

Paperback
146 pages, published 2015
Fiction/Romantic Fiction

 

Kathryn Scarborough

I Long to be Lost and Swallowed up in God: A Short History of the Methodist Church in America, North Carolina, and Alamance County

"This book is not intended in any way to be a scholarly tome of church history. My aim was to write an entertaining informative pamphlet about the Methodist Church and especially in North Carolina and Alamance County where a great deal of church history did indeed happen."

Paperback
56 pages, published 2016
Nonfiction/History, Religion

 

Elizabeth Solazzo

Saxapahaw Girl

Memoirs and essays from a girl who grew up in the cotton mill town of Saxapahaw, NC.

Paperback
78 pages, published 2015
Nonfiction/Memoirs

 

Elizabeth Solazzo

A Little Book of Stories

A book of essays on family and relationships that have universal themes.

Paperback
70 pages, published 2014
Nonfiction/Memoirs

 

Jane Williams, PhD

Mysterious Moments: Thoughts That Transform Grief

Mysterious Moments: Thoughts That Transform Grief is a collection of 10 stories based on real life experiences of loss. The stories are diverse and involve issues such as the insatiable need for affirmation by our parents, generational family dysfunction, death of an African American male by authorities, compassion burnout, and the effects of cultural attitudes on grieving. Although each story is unique, a common theme ties the narratives together. All of the grievers, despite their distress and suffering, experience moments in which they have transformative thoughts that allow them to reframe their grief. Each person finds meaning through this unconscious process, providing both healing and newfound hope.

Trade Paperback
138 pages, published 2017
Nonfiction/Inspiration/Life, Loss and Grief

 

Brenda Loy Wilson

Transitions

The poems in Transitions take us on a journey from the blonde ringlets of youth to sudden losses, acceptance of things that can't be changed to patriotism. This book carries an unwavering theme of life-affirmation and love through generations.

Paperback
44 pages, published 2015
Poetry

 

Yoni & The Sandwitch

The Coloring Book of Feminine Divinity

The Coloring Book of Feminine Divinity is a book of collected words and hand drawn artwork, created to inspire and remind us of our divine connection through womanhood. Women are powerful and magnificent creatures in existence, the source of life, and half of the divine whole of Life. Each image was crafted to represent the feminine divine as it exists in community, in practice, in partnership, and in ourselves. Similar to Tarot, this book is as much about what it means to you as it is about what it meant to us as we made it, drawing by drawing, one line and flourish at a time. We could tell you all about what was going on in our lives when we were creating this, but it's much more fun to let you have a go at it. What will this book become to you? *Please note: our book celebrates the feminine spiritual as well as the feminine physical. Images including full or partial nudes are included*

Trade Paperback
84 pages, published 2016
Nonfiction/Coloring Books, Art