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Featured biographies & memoirs including personal insights, drama, humor, love, loss and more!

The Next Port

The Next PortThe Next Port by Heyward Coleman is a bold and entertaining memoir chronicling the five year voyage the author and his wife made sailing their 42-foot sailboat, Skimmer.

Readers will marvel at the warmth, generosity and wisdom the world had to offer them on this journey of a lifetime.

What began as letters to family and friends ultimately became an engaging book that chronicles the realization of a lifelong dream Continue reading

Perpetual Hell: A Memoir

Perpetual Hell: A Memoir by Wendy OthelloPerpetual Hell: A Memoir is my life story with a history lesson as a background for what I believe is a journey that began thousands of years before I was born.

I trace history back to ancient times before there was ever an America. Using historical events, I delve into the reality that has not only plagued African people but, all people of the world. Continue reading

Anomaly

It’s 3am…While most minds are in a blissful state of slumber, mine is wide awake conjuring and pondering endless thoughts.

Eyes are fixated on the dark popcorn ceiling above and ears are soaking in blue tunes as my autopilot mind becomes overwhelmed with the past, future and every cherry topped dream in between. These thoughts range from warm and fuzzy to dark and slightly crippling.

Sometimes I wish that my mind had an off switch so that I could power down at night. Continue reading

Blue Sky Lightning: How To Survive And Thrive When Life Blindsides You

Blue Sky Lightning How To Survive And Thrive When Life Blindsides You by Jeff KuhnAll of us deal with trauma, lightning bolts that disrupt our lives in small or devastating ways. But no matter what you’re facing, you can recover—through strength, fortitude, and belief.

Jeff Kuhn survived the unthinkable: burns over 80 percent of his body and a rare neuromuscular disease. Despite it all, Jeff found the courage to keep moving on. In Blue Sky Lightning, he shares both his unbelievable journey through trauma and what those experiences taught him Continue reading

Skin in the Game: The Stories My Tattoos Tell

Skin in the Game: The Stories My Tattoos Tell is Kelly Mendenhall’s autobiographical debut as an author.

In the book, Kelly tells of the significant events and pivotal moments of her life by way of recounting the stories behind her eclectic collection of tattoos. Those moments include the death of her father as a young girl, surviving the physical and sexual abuse she endured as an adolescent, the gut-wrenching loss of friends who died too young, and so much more. Continue reading

Secondhand Scotch: How One Family Survived in Spite of Themselves

Secondhand Scotch: How One Family Survived in Spite of Themselves by Cathy CurranWhen your grandparents make bathtub gin and go shopping with funny money, and your dad flaunts his degree from the school of hard knocks, you grow up learning that “life ain’t no got-dem picnic.”

These lessons are handed down to Cathy Curran by Eastern European immigrants who learned how to survive caring little for aesthetics–“if it worrrks, who gives a got-dem what da hell it looks like.” Continue reading

Escape from Uncle Sam’s Plantation

A teacher for over two decades, Edward Temple knows all about what your kids are learning in school.

He has teaching experience in rural schools and big city schools in Florida, Pennsylvania, and in Ohio.

He has wanted to speak out for many years but feared losing his job.

Mr. Temple finally made the escape and is now teaching at a Christian school where he has the freedom to expose the truth. Continue reading

Moving Forward

Sometimes in life, when one door closes, another door opens. Yet, we spend so much time looking at the closed door, and we ignore the open door of opportunity, love, and advancement. That’s not the case for Juanita Jackson.

In Moving Forward, Author Juanita Jackson tells her courageous story of moving forward in challenging circumstances. While abandoned by her parents, she found the beauty in her warm and compassionate grandparents who filled in the gap. Continue reading

Fool Me Twice: Confessions of a Perpetual Internet Dating Neophyte

Fool Me Twice: Confessions of a Perpetual Internet Dating Neophyte by Jules HannafordFrom her carefree early life on a farm in rural South Australia to a marriage that was broken even before it began, then living as a struggling single mother and navigating a string of bad romances – this is the story of a woman whose lessons in life – and love – have been learned the hard way.

Jules Hannaford grew up living an idyllic childhood, full of fun and adventures. Continue reading

I am a Runner: The Memoirs of a Sepsis Survivor

I am a Runner: The Memoirs of a Sepsis Survivor by Maria Papalia-Meier and Pamela Ackerson“You’ll never be able to run again.”

From running half marathons to being the sickest person in the hospital, Maria Papalia-Meier fought the river of death, and won.

Life changing moments, amputations, and negative thoughts refused to keep her down. With her rock-hard stubbornness, positive self-empowerment and persistence, she grabbed hope and unflinching faith to face the life handed to her. Her story offers an honest, tough-love approach to defeating pre-determined opinions, and self-imposed limitations. She refused to give up or give in. Continue reading

Paul: A Biography

Paul: A Biography by N. T. WrightIn this definitive biography, renowned Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author N. T. Wright offers a radical look at the apostle Paul,

illuminating the humanity and remarkable achievements of this intellectual who invented Christian theology—transforming a faith and changing the world.

For centuries, Paul, the apostle who “saw the light on the Road to Damascus” and made a miraculous conversion from zealous Pharisee persecutor to devoted follower of Christ, Continue reading