Local Author Showcase - January
Come enjoy light refreshments as you listen to 11 local authors talk about their books! The authors will each have 5 minutes to discuss their work; a book sale and signing will follow. Registration is required.
Interested in presenting as a local author? Contact Lisa Casper.
Life delivers lessons in unexpected ways. For a young girl on her family farm in rural Missouri, it all begins in the barn. That’s where Mary comes face to face with her questioning heart and the answers she never could have imagined. Growing Home is the story of one girl’s hunger to know more about her roots and herself.
Terry P. Beh
“T is for T. Rex: Some of God's Most Amazing Creatures from A to Z”
Containing funny rhymes, humorous illustrations and fascinating facts, T is for T.rex will both entertain and inform young minds about some of the strangest and most fantastic animals. Written from a young-earth creation science perspective, it stresses the importance of the Bible.
“The Geometry Code: Universal Symbolic Mirrors of Natural Laws Within Us; Friendly Reminders of Inclusion to Forgive the Dreamer of Separation”
An Inclusive Identity transforms our experience from separate to whole. Our inner teacher of kindness reinterprets every day events in ways that lead us to freedom. Observing our minds with this guidance, we apply universal laws to our individual lives, using geometric metaphors as memory aids, releasing the identification with unconscious victim scripts that sabotage our happiness.
Annie McAllister has lost touch with who she is. Stripped of her identify, her worldly possessions, and her self- esteem by 22 years in a loveless marriage she receives an unexpected second chance at life.
“South from Corregidor” - Republished by Mike Deal and Tim Deal with new introduction and additional information
On the evening of 6 May, 1942, hours after US Army General Jonathan Wainwright surrendered all US and Filipino forces on the island of Corregidor and other fortified islands in Manila Bay to the Imperial Japanese Army, 18 US Navy sailors from USS Quail began their daring escape to freedom. Using a 36 foot motor launch, the 18 sailors, led by Lieutenant Commander John Morrill began their 2000 mile journey through Japanese infested waters.
“Letters to Ann: The Korean War 1950-1951”
With North Korea rattling its saber again, Letters to Ann takes the reader back to the early years of the Korean War. Even in some of its darkest moments, Captain John F. Hughes finds and shares bits of humor about his daily military existence with his then four year-old daughter. It is a unique perspective of what often is called "The Forgotten War."
Jane Treat and Nancy Geha, Ed.D.
“Women & Middlehood: Halfway Up the Mountain”
Middlehood women-from forty to sixty-five-are in a rich and challenging time of life, full of contradictory feelings brought on by our growing strengths and the waning of familiar ways of life. It often feels like a mountain climb, full of glorious vistas, sudden storms, and winding trails. This is an exploration and celebration of how women journey through this unique time of our lives.
“The Berlin Affair”
Berlin, 1989, a bustling metropolis of three million souls 110 miles behind the Iron Curtain. Marianne Tucker, still emotionally wounded from being jilted at the altar, decides to start her life anew, a journey that takes her from sunny California, to exciting Berlin, the divided and dangerous capital city of Germany. While working as a Foreign Service Passport Officer at the American Consulate, she encounters her runaway ex-fiancé and tangles with the woman who had destroyed their lives.
Jeffrey T. Morris
“Won't Come Home”
Jake Preston is an American nomad, wandering the back roads of America, staying high while maintaining a self-imposed exile from family and friends. His troubled childhood-including an abusive alcoholic mother who committed suicide-left Jake in therapy and hospitalized, his senses numbed by drugs. This stark coming-of-age tale follows Jake from runaway teen, drug user, and alcoholic drifter into sobriety and reluctant but promising adulthood. In coming to terms with his new and tenuous sobriety, Jake is finally forced to face up to the various family issues he has run from his whole life.
“Dodging Dandelions: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Acceptance”
This book came about because of a promise Ron made to his wife, Sara. She was slowly losing her more than twenty-year-long battle with breast cancer. She asked him to tell their story so that I might help others. They gained experience and knowledge along this journey and they had a wonderful life together.
Lt. Col. Russ Bergeman
“Kick the Tires, Light the Fires”
Is an aviation adage that refers to pre-flight preparation (kicking the tires) and starting the engines of an aircraft (lighting the fires) in order to do what pilots really want to do: go flying! This book is a guide for: personal self-discovery; identifying personal values and goals; overcoming fear; preparing for and overcoming failures; and conducting an honest personal assessment in order to learn and grow. It is inspired by the life of a Marine Corps Officer and Pilot. This book weaves Marine Pilot terms, techniques, procedures, and stories into a process for living life to the fullest.