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Stories from the Sidelines

New for 2014
Michael E. Hughes presents North Carolina High School Football Tales from Murphy to Marion. Fifty-six years of gripping stories and cherished memories from 48 high school football coaches who guided NC teams. 524 pages plus 191 photos.
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Stones of Remembrance

New for 2014 (Available February)
Seven Christian women from different states, backgrounds, careers, and churches discovered that God has been with them throughout their lives. Stones of Remembrance is an anthology of some of their most precious stones remembered—moments shared with God.
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The Gumdrop Tree

New for Christmas 2013
Zeata Ruff's touching story of the Southern Appalachian Mountain tradition for families to find a thorn bush when they went into the mountains to cut their Christmas tree. They would decorate the sharp spires with colorful gumdrops for the children to enjoy.
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Doctor Jesus

New for December 2013: Doctor Jesus Still Performs Miracles
Warren Sears presents sixteen present-day testimonies about God's divine intervention. In this day and age, the promises of God are just as dependable as when He made them. They are as timeless as God Himself.
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Max Patch Bend

New for 2013
Life, Love, and Loyalty are on the line for Todd and Sarah in the Smoky Mountains of 1783 when Todd is accused of the attempted murder of British Loyalist, Lord Wellington Howe's son, and the young couple is forced to flee with a posse close behind.
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Memoir,Inspirational,Writers Groups,Western NC,Girls & Women
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Seven Women Gathered in Asheville, NC, to Share their Experiences of Faith
Memoir (Western North Carolina Writers Group)
Softcover: 126 pages
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 978-1-937449-27-8
Authors: Faye Rider, Beverley La Point, Fran Ohlsen, Suzanne Noble, Annetta Collins, Sophie Stenman, Kathy Rider
When God’s people crossed the Jordan River into the Promised Land, God told Joshua to choose 12 men, one from each tribe, have each one take a stone from the middle of the river, and carry it to their campsite that night. Joshua 4:6–7 from The Good News Bible says: “These stones will remind the people of what the LORD has done. In the future, when your children ask what these stones mean to you, you will tell them that the water of the Jordan stopped flowing when the LORD’S Covenant Box crossed the river. These stones will always remind the people of Israel of what happened here.”

What do the Stones of Remembrance mean to us? God is faithful and with us always.
Seven Christian women gathered together in the winter of 2013 to write their memoirs. Although they came from different states, backgrounds, careers, and churches, they discovered that God has been with them throughout the ups and downs of their lives. Stones of Remembrance is an anthology of some of their most precious stones remembered—moments shared with God. These are true stories from their lives.

“We hope our experiences will encourage you to seek and discover how God has been with you in your life.”
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Nonfiction,Sports,Western NC
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North Carolina High School Football Tales from Murphy to Marion
Non-Fiction, Sports, WNC
Softcover: 524 pages
Dimensions: 6.14 x 9.21
ISBN: 978-1-937449-24-7
Author: Michael E. Hughes
The chapters in this volume contain firsthand stories and oral histories of 48 coaches who guided 38 football teams from 18 mountain counties in western North Carolina. Five of the schools no longer exist. Some background and researched material has been added to make the setting more familiar, especially for readers further removed from the decades that are discussed and recounted in these pages. Each chapter has a dual narrative, and every coach is quoted at length as he shares his tales and occasional commentary. The dialogue from previous eras is given as it's remembered. You'll also read of some off-the-field activity during playoff trips, of games interrupted by harsh weather, and learn how the Juice Jug originated in one mountain rivalry. You might chuckle at some of the pre-game antics that are mentioned, or sympathize with coaches who had problems with the press.
Michael Hughes is writes about sports in western North Carolina.
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Nonfiction,Inspirational
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Sixteen Present-day Testimonies about His Divine Intervention
Inspirational
Softcover: 142 pages
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 978-1-937449-27-8
Author: G. Warren Sears
The people you'll meet in these pages have high hopes that their stories will give readers a faith-lift. These stories demonstrate the awesome power of prayer. Many readers will identify with someone in these stories. These stories include a variety of miracles. In a few cases, it was the Lord, "Doctor Jesus," working alone, who pushed aside the enemy. In other cases, it was the teamwork of down-to-earth doctors and nurses used by Jesus to facilitate healing. Medical professionals did not always offer hope. In these real stories, some actually pronounced patients dead. However, the miracles had one thing in common: Someone was calling on Doctor Jesus. Countless mysteries are associated with the subject of divine healing. No one understands why God heals some people, but not others; or why God allows some faithful Christians to suffer, yet He often seems to bless the lives of unbelievers. We just need to acknowledge that God's ways are higher than ours, and these mysteries are simply beyond our understanding. How can we possibly understand the One who created the whole universe; everything that lives; everything that breathes? One thing we know for sure: God loves us more than we can imagine, and He has a wonderful purpose for our lives when we put our lives in His hands. As we study the examples of Jesus healing various people in the Bible, we learn that the key is faith. Some were healed because of their personal faith; some were healed by the faith of Jesus or His disciples; and some were healed by the faith of a loved one. These same principles hold true today. Faith itself is a spiritual gift from God. So if we are weak in faith, we can ask God to increase our faith...and He will.
G. Warren Sears was the right person to compile this book. For the past sixty years, Warren’s life has prepared him in several ways for the job at hand.

A WWII veteran, Warren gave his heart to God in 1953. Ever since, he has sought to convince people that Jesus Christ is truly Who the Bible says He is. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die.” (John 11:25 KJV) In his first book, “Adventures of a Witness for Jesus,” Warren offers creative ideas on sharing with others the love, joy, and peace of knowing the God of the universe.

About thirteen years ago, Warren was hit with a type of cancer that was so rare that his doctors were not sure how to treat it. One evening, Warren was invited to a dinner meeting where the speaker told several stories about God using him to pray for people. Warren asked for prayer. Three days later all his symptoms were gone! So he knows firsthand the power of praying to Doctor Jesus.

When George Cupp first told Warren about George, Jr.’s accident and miraculous healing, God placed on Warren’s heart the urge to write this book. At first, he felt incapable of doing the job. One day, Wendy Agard visited his church. The moment Warren met her, he heard God say, “She will help you write the book.” Wendy is not only an excellent proofreader, she is also a registered nurse. She was a tremendous help to Warren, throughout.

Warren’s prayer is that God will touch the heart of every one who reads this book. They will be convinced that Jesus is truly the Son of God and they will open their heart to receive Him and make Him the Lord of their life.
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Children,Christmas,Western NC
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It doesn't take the tallest, most nicely decorated Christmas tree to be special
Children's Christmas Story Picture-Book
Hardbound: 34 pages
Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 978-1-937449-25-4
Author: Zeata Ruff. Illustrated by Jim & Zeata Ruff.
During the early 1930's through the 1970's, it was tradition in the Southern Appalachian Mountains for families to find a thorn bush when they went into the mountains to cut their Christmas tree. They would decorate the sharp spires with colorful gumdrops for the children to enjoy. THE GUMDROP TREE is the story of a young girl who wanted to find the tallest, fattest, most beautiful Christmas tree of anyone in her town. It had to be very special. In this tale, Susie takes a long time to pick out the perfect tree for her family. After the tree stands in the corner with its shinny decorations, her mother sends her next door with a food basket for an elderly neighbor. Susie is very reluctant to leave her beautiful tree. Upon arriving at the neighbor's house, Susie discovers the scraggly branch that that Miss Martha calls her Christmas tree. On her way home, she tries to figure out what she can do so that the elderly lady can have a colorful tree. THE GUMDROP TREE is written for children from the age of 4 to 13. It teaches that sometimes it does not take the tallest, fattest, most beautifully decorated Christmas tree to be special.
Jim and Zeata Ruff (The Fun Art People) specialize in personalizing art work. The operate a unique art enterprise called Grins and Giggles, in which they are joined by daughter, Tyla, and her husband Jason Moody. Their double-matted prints, especially the Christmas prints, are very popular at major art shows and festivals across the Mid Atlantic states. The prints are personalized (while the customer shops) with Santa’s list, home signs, street signs, mail boxes and other unique methods.

Grins and Giggles’ home base is located in Clyde, a small quiet village nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, an area where art is very prevalent to the culture. You might even consider “Grins and Giggles” a cottage industry, being that their studio and mat cutting shop are located in their home. Both Jim and Zeata are retired from the public schools where they both have been art teachers and are now doing what they love most: providing chuckles and putting smiles on faces of those who just happen to come in contact with their art work.
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Fiction,Historical,Western NC
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Life, Love, and Loyalty are at risk for Todd & Sarah in the Smoky Mountains of 1783
Historical Fiction
Softcover: 242 pages
Dimensions: 6x9
ISBN: 978-1-937449-17-9
Author: Nathan B. Tracy
In 1783, Todd and Sarah, meet in the wilderness of the Smoky Mountains. Todd, an honored graduate of a military academy, is accused of the attempted murder of British Loyalist, Lord Wellington Howe's son, and the young couple is forced to flee with a posse close behind. Meanwhile, thugs search for sixteen-year-old Sarah Tranthem. Days later, Todd, with the help of two dogs, prevents Sarah's rape and murder. They agree to travel together for protection while Todd searches for a hidden valley-fighting off pursuers-braving the elements in a sparsely populated mountain wilderness. Todd and Sarah homestead the valley, beset by bears, horse thieves, a corrupt sheriff, and gangs still determined to kill them. The labor, hardships, and dangers draw them closer together. Providence intervenes. The pursuers attempt to destroy the young adults for several years until their failed efforts of revenge provoke them to arrange a sham trial to hang Todd's patriot father-Captain Gilbert Casey. Todd and Sarah leave their valley to make the long and difficult trip through the primitive mountain roads and the Shenandoah Valley to Richmond where Gilbert is to stand trial. The trial begins, rigged by a corrupt judge and false witnesses. It ends with gunshots. Their enemy escapes by taking command of a well-armed ship. In desperation, he challenges an American vessel. Cannon smoke drifts across the sea.
Nate was raised in the mountains and his first home had gravity-fed water from a spring, two privies, and a wood-burning cooking stove. They had no electricity, used kerosene lamps and farmed with horses. He has owned his own home in the Smoky Mountains since 1985 after many years as a marine insurance adjuster in Florida handling claims on ships, work boats, and yachts. He loves to visit pioneer museums and read stories of the area from the revolutionary times to the present. He likes horse and oxen pulls better than tractor pulls. He enjoys the writing of John Fox Jr., particularly The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, an authentic mountain story of the 1880's.
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Inspirational,Writers Groups,Western NC
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Devotional Responses to Every 3:16 in the New Testament
Christian Life - Devotional
Softcover: 104 pages
Dimensions: 5.5x8.5
ISBN: 978-1-937449-21-6
Authors: Members of the Christian Writers Fellowship of Western North Carolina
God is speaking. Are we listening? When we're lonely, confused, or angry, God speaks to us. When we're content, satisfied, or joyful, God speaks to us. Join the Christian Writers Fellowship of Western North Carolina on a journey through the New Testament's 3:16 passages. God speaks to us through His word. He wants to speak to you too.
Nineteen members and friends of the Christian Writers Fellowship of Western North Carolina contributed 42 responses to the 21 chapters of the 27 books in the New Testament that have a Chapter 3, Verse 16. The members and friends who contributed are, in alphabetical order: Lucy N. Adams, Shelia Berry, Mary Bickerstaff, Bernard L. Brown, Jr., Gerry Burke, Bruce Wayne Glover, Diana Jurss, Denise Loock, Mary Jo Maples, Maureen Miller, Ron Miller, Beth Pleming, Helen Hughes Rice, Erlinda Rogers, Catherine Scott, Dee Shaw, Nathan Tracy, Carolyn Underwood, and Chris Yavelow.
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Fiction,Historical,Western NC
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How was R.L. to know that a yearlong grudge would end in two murders?
Historical Christian Fiction
Softcover: 202 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-937449-20-9
Authors: Members of the Christian Writers Fellowship of Western North Carolina
The Crawford family, Mom, Dad, and all seven children live at the END OF THE ROAD in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. They are typical of the other families living in the quiet, laid-back town of Hazelgrove, which is made up mostly of farmers. Work, school, church, and family are the most important parts of their lives. That is, except for the Hall family. David Lee Hall, a gruff husband and father, is the closest neighbor of the Crawfords. Physically and verbally abusive to both his wife and sons, he thinks farming is for the ignorant and that he is far superior because he makes moonshine, the crop that "takes a lot less work and gives a lot more pleasure." The grudge-driven year for David Lee begins in January 1949, when R.L. Crawford denies him one of his prize-winning puppies. It ends with a mysterious murder, the second in Hazelgrove in less than a month.
Author Zeata Ruff, a native of western North Carolina, has been fortunate enough to have great storytellers as a part of her life. In the END OF THE ROAD, she has taken these stories, changed them some, and made up a few of her own in order for the reader to understand what life was like in the Smoky Mountains during this period. Zeata, a cancer survivor and liver transplant recipient, feels that God must have had a purpose in saving her life and maybe finally finishing this story is a part of it.Crawford denies him one of his prize-winning puppies. It ends with a mysterious murder, the second in Hazelgrove in less than a month.
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Fiction,Juvenile,Girls & Women
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When life seems too boring, watch out! You might find yourself caught in the net!
Juvenile Suspense Fiction
Softcover: 108 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-937449-19-3
Author: Candace Pavese. Illustrator: Geraldine Holroyd
Robert thought his life was too boring, Reggie thought his was too confusing, and their pig-tailed pal Susan thought her's was pointless. When Reggie gets in trouble, however, Robert and Susan examine their hearts and are compelled to try to rescue their friend. Join them in their adventure of courage and self-discovery.
AUTHOR Candace Pavese ("Candy Card" until she married in her early thirties) has taught middle-school aged children in Christian schools and has a special love for them. She completed a correspondence course in writing in the late nineties, and this book grew out of one of her assignments. Candace has also written several songs and produced a Christian CD. She lives in Stewartstown, PA and works as a part-time bookkeeper for a law firm in the Baltimore area.

ILLUSTRATOR Geraldine Holroyd is a widow who lives in Baltimore with her daughter. Geraldine grew up in a neighborhood that would be considered "shabby chic" by today's standards. Her surroundings are still of a humble nature, but allow her to express herself and provide an opportunity to give back. Being a lover of nature and animal life from early on and an appreciative receiver of the blessings bestowed to her, Geraldine loves to testify that her drawings are imputed by God.
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Memoir,Inspirational,Writers Groups
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Reflections on growing old with a soul that is happily ready to listen to its Lord
Christian Life & Growth (Tennessee Writers Group)
Softcover: 108 pages
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 978-1-937449-14-8
Author: Members of the "Growing Old with God" project
The Joy of Growing Old with God, captures the reflections of several people who have found joy in the aging process. The authors wanted to provide a story that would encourage and inspire their children, their children's children, and others of the joys they were experiencing as they passed through this time in their life. They focus their reflections on how their relationship with God has influenced their perspective of these years. The authors believe that age strips away the pretense of younger years and leaves bare the soul that is happily ready to listen to its Lord and Master. Even though the latter years may be filled with some medical issues and other challenges, these authors believe that their lives now are bigger, better, and more profound than they were when they were younger. Through these letters, poems, testimonials, and essays, they share the spirit and enthusiasm they have for life with God in their later years. [from the Foreword by Ronald Lukat]
Lucy Neeley Adams, Marvel G. Adams, Woody A. Adams, Margie Bender, Jackie Cobb, Wayne Freeman, Vern Hippensteal, Ronald Lukat, Teri Pizza, Alta Chase Raper, Helen Hughes Rice, Nancy Richards, H. Alvin Sharpe, Faye Jean Warriner
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Fiction,Young-Adult,Girls & Women,Western NC
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After tragedy shatters Ellie's life, she is tested beyond her long held limits!
Young Adult Fiction
Softcover: 288 pages
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 978-1-937449-12-4
Author: Dee Shaw
At seventeen Eleanor Wallace is a privileged teenager obsessed with always having more-more of the latest stylish clothing and high-priced accessories. Indulging in shopping weekly, she wants to appear as the best-dressed girl in school. She is even willing to hurt a friend if it makes her look cool. In a chilling moment Ellie's life is shattered by a senseless tragedy. She is told to flee from a vicious man who assumes she is the only witness to his crime. Tested beyond what she believes is her limit, values she's been taught at home will surface. She will be compelled to cling to God's protection and the love of her family during her exhausting attempt to reach safety.
After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree, Dee taught high school for several years and was also employed as a hospital dietitian. As the mother of three young children, she worked a part-time job helping to produce a YMCA newsletter which promoted the health benefits of running as an exercise. Dee was presented with the Service to Youth Award for her involvement with teens. Volunteering presently at a Christian ministry, she helps assist needy families with their food, clothing and several of their necessary household bills.

She and her husband reside in Western North Carolina and have also lived in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Colorado and Georgia. Once their children were grown, they traveled the globe for more than a decade as the Pastoral Care couple to more than 600 missionaries of the Presbyterian Church in America. They have nine grandchildren.
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Fiction,Young-Adult,Girls & Women,Western NC
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What would you do if you found a briefcase full of stolen money?
Young Adult Fiction
Softcover:
192 pages
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 978-1-937449-08-7
Author: Dee Shaw
Running late to catch her bus, Tess Blake discovers an old briefcase. In a hurry, she snatches it, believing she will find the owner’s name inside. She never imagines it is filled with stolen money.

Taking the briefcase was a huge mistake.

The thief has viewed the entire innocent heist from his apartment window. Stunned and enraged, he instantly realizes he has lost a substantial amount of money to a teenage girl. Using deception and a clever disguise, he will stop at nothing to retrieve it as he sets a trap to catch her.

Wanting to keep the money, Tess stubbornly tries to soothe her conscience. She begins by telling bold lies, but soon is forced to face her greatest fear. Will her Christian faith, integrity, and grit help her do the right thing?
After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree, Dee taught high school for several years and was also employed as a hospital dietitian. As the mother of three young children, she worked a part-time job helping to produce a YMCA newsletter which promoted the health benefits of running as an exercise. Dee was presented with the Service to Youth Award for her involvement with teens. Volunteering presently at a Christian ministry, she helps assist needy families with their food, clothing and several of their necessary household bills.

She and her husband reside in Western North Carolina and have also lived in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Colorado and Georgia. Once their children were grown, they traveled the globe for more than a decade as the Pastoral Care couple to more than 600 missionaries of the Presbyterian Church in America. They have nine grandchildren.
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Nonfiction,Money
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We live in a system designed to steal from every U.S. citizen every minute!
Money & Monetary Policy
394 pages; Dimensions: 6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-937449-04-9 (softcover)
ISBN: 978-1-937449-02-5 (hardcover)
Author: M. Shane Coley
Know Stealing dispels preconceived notions about the root causes of our nation's problems, replacing them with essential, clear and precise knowledge capable of driving restoration in our American Republic. Building upon fifteen years of research, this breakthrough exposé provides the solutions that will enable us, as ordinary citizens, to reclaim individual Life, Liberty, Property, and Prosperity, all founded a policy of NO stealing.

We can no longer afford the lies and deception that are eroding our national economy and our freedoms. Armed with knowledge and the tools necessary to restore our nation, together we can change the course of history.
SHANE COLEY has a love for liberty, truth, and understanding, which drives him to study the world in which we live. As a committed Christian Shane is active in church and ministry.

Shane has spent years studying apologetics, history, economics, personality, organizational behavior, science and more. One of his favorite short debates is with people who say there is no absolute truth. The point is made simply by asking if the claim being made is that “there is absolutely no absolute truth...” The argument refutes itself.

Shane is the host of Liberty and Production, a radio show based in Commerce Georgia at WJJC, 1270 AM and WJJC.net.

Know Stealing is the written culmination of fifteen years of research and an extension of the message of Liberty and Production he vigorously presented during his 2010 Senate campaign.

Knowledge, wisdom and understanding can lead the American people from debt to savings, which will enable us once again to enjoy time, and build a legacy, with family and friends.
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Inspirational,Western NC,Personal Growth
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Ancient paths — timeless passages — all of them in plain view, but hidden!
Christian Life - Personal Growth
Softcover: 104 pages
Dimensions: 5.5x8.5
ISBN: 978-1-937449-01-8
Author: Dr. John Bennett
The Kingdom of God is filled with ageless laws that are like hidden treasures for the seeker— laws that govern prosperity in abundance; health in perpetuum; a mind filled with wisdom and understanding; a life of peace and joy and safety— all of these and more!

All determined by what you think and what you think about !!

The NARROW WAY is an in-depth manual and a step-by-step guide to creating your best conceived existence — all based on God’s Word and solidly in his will, for every Christian. The secular world has discovered parts of these paths accidentally, but God has reserved the best parts; the fulfillment of His ways; for those who walk with Him.

This new second edition adds chapters designed to help set you free in every area of your life, and to boost your faith.
DR. JOHN BENNETT and his wife Dr. Kathy Bennett, reside in the mountains of North Carolina, where he is the lead pastor at Beacon On The Hill Church. He and his wife are avid fishermen and spend as much time as possible at their island house in Ozello, Florida. They have both traveled the world ministering the Gospel and he has written five other books. Primarily, he teaches Christians how to stand up, individually, in the authority and power given to us, by the Lord Jesus, as the Church. As a teacher, Dr. Bennett has been in the ministry for more than 25 years, and has primarily been involved with starting new works.
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Writing,Nonfiction,Western NC
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50 Time-Saving Editing Techniques Every Writer Needs to Know Now
Language Arts: Editing & Proofreading
Softcover: 210 pages; Dimensions: 6x9
ISBN: 978-1-937449-00-1 and imprint of
Science of Writing
Final Edit Quick Reference now available (
sample); More info at ScienceOfWriting.com
Author: Chris Yavelow
What if you could finish your final edit in hours instead of weeks? What if you could automate most of the process? What if you could do it yourself instead of hiring an expensive editor?

You can do all this and more with a little-known feature in Word called “wildcard” searches. The 50 searches detailed in this book will scavenge your draft for thousands of errors and sometimes even fix the errors automatically. Equipped with the results from twelve years of data-mining bestsellers, the author is able to provide hard and fast rules pertaining to edit decisions that otherwise might force you to stop in your tracks while the clock is ticking.

The Science of Writing book series, and imprint of YAV Publications, reveals writing strategies of bestselling professional authors, and teaches you how to build upon those skills in your own writing. The first book in the series is Final Edit, The Final Hours of Your Final Draft. Although the subject of this first book is self-editing, many of the editing decisions derive from proven scientific data obtained through computational linguistics research. This is intentional. The series will gradually introduce you to an approach to writing that is focused on shaping your content into the form that will best communicate to your readers. Each succeeding book in the series will disclose more of the results of twelve years of research into bestsellers, both fiction and nonfiction, using proprietary software—an expert system that has undergone six years of development beyond the version that we released at FictionFixer.com.
CHRIS YAVELOW has worked in every aspect of the book business and has more than a dozen books to his credit. After his Music and Sound Bible received the Computer Press Association’s “Best Advanced How-To Book” award, he spent 5 years as series editor for A-R Editions’ Digital Audio Series. Since 2000, he has been developing an unprecedented software tool for authors: FictionFixer.com. In 2007, he launched YAV Publications, an author-friendly, digital publishing company with extremely high standards. He teaches online for the University of Maryland University College where he is a Full Professor. His courses are "Music as Cultural Expression" and "Digital Media." The latter, for graphic design majors, includes Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and web tools leading to the design of both a print catalog and a web-based portfolio. He and his wife are longtime avid hikers with a focus on the Camino de Santiago in Spain, which they hiked for the first time in 2012.
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This standard-format Quick Reference is designed to accompany the book Final Edit, The Final Hours of Your Final Draft, but may also be of some value to those who do not on the book, provided he or she is already familiar with Word's "wildcard" searches.

The Quick Ref includes 6 important tables, 46 searches (of the 80 total), and 9 of the 13 word lists. All the essentials!

ISBN: 978-1-937449-06-3

The Final Edit Quick Reference is discounted when purchased at the same time as the accompanying book, Final Edit, The Final Hours of Your Final Draft. Press the "Bundle" button above to purchase both together, or visit
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Family History,Memoir,Nonfiction
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The Sensing, Saintsing, and Sansing Family History
Reference: Genealogy
Hardcover: 600 pages
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-9790221-9-7
Author/Editor: Pat K. Sensing
This new edition of the Sensing family genealogy, published in 2011 and re-titled as The Sensing, Saintsing, and Sansing Family, adds more than 260 pages to the previous 336-page edition: The Sensing Family 1705 to Present, chronicled by Mamie Crues Davidson and printed in the mid-1990s.

New material that has been gathered and assembled by Pat K. Sensing and his son Pat II includes updates to the earlier volume, many new photographs, and numerous historical documents. Throughout the preparation of this volume, advances of technology, such as the Internet, enabled a much wider exchange of information than was possible with the tools available in the mid-1990s. As more branches of the family were revealed through this expanded sharing of knowledge, the interconnections to and significance of the Sansing and Saintsing lines was established, hence the renaming of the book to its present title, The Sensing, Saintsing, and Sansing Family.

State-of-the-art image processing software has been used to restore and enhance, as much as possible, the images and text throughout. One example of such is the removal of the dot-screen effect prevalent on photographs accompanying the many newspaper clippings reproduced herein.
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Fiction,Adventure,Western NC
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A sailing adventure, a pack of dogs, and a war with a drug runner!
Fiction: Adventure
Softcover: 210 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-9790221-8-0
Author: Nathan B. Tracy
A sailing adventure ends as a pack of dogs wins the war with drug runners while saving their Pack Leader in the Everglades swamp.

While investigating an insurance claim, Bart Casey is marked for death by a drug lord named King. Accompanied by his two dogs, Dutch and Kate, Bart sails his boat, the Pelican, down the Florida coast. King makes several attempts to sink Bart’s sailboat and kill Bart and his dogs.

Bart is shot and King's boat is damaged. The Pelican drifts into the Everglades, grounding deep in the swamp at an Indian mound. A pack of dogs meets the boat.

Meanwhile, King searches for the Pelican intent on disposing of Bart. The dogs intervene.

While the pack fights for Bart’s life, he experiences visions of his life and of a peculiar man with many names. He has only a shadowy knowledge of what is happening in reality beyond the smells of dog breath and peanut butter.
For more than thirty years, Dr. Nathan B. Tracy was a marine insurance adjuster and marine surveyor working out of Tampa, Florida. He owned, rebuilt, and sailed several boats, including one named “Pelican.”

He handled vessel casualties and cargo claims throughout the South East and the Bahamas, sometimes traveling to Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Martinique, and Venezuela.

Nathan and his wife, Martha, live on a mountain in Western North Carolina. Although born in Florida, he now prefers the cool mountain air.
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Poetry,Inspirational
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A prophetic and poetic journey into the heart of God
Poetry: Inspirational & Religious
Softcover: 148 pages
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-6154388-5-6
Michael A. Lee
A prophetic and poetic journey into the heart of God awaits you. Words of Love is a series of poems given to the author from God on several topics. It is sure to bring out points of discussion for those who read it and share it with others. Remember how poetic God is in the Psalms and Songs of Solomon? We see our creator portrayed as a wooing lover, seeking the world into an intimate relationship with him. In Words of Love, he is still saying, “I love you.”
Michael Lee is a lover of God and prayer. He is a passionate recipient of Heaven’s mercy and grace, and he has been preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ for over a quarter of a century. Michael Lee resides in Indianapolis, Indiana, with his wife, Angela.
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Personal Growth,Nonfiction
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A trailblazing attempt to uncover the specific nature of character.
Self Help- Personal Growth
Softcover: 114 pages (also
available on Kindle)
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 978-0-9790221-6-6
By D. Daniel Jones
Robert thought his life was too boring, Reggie thought his was too confusing, and their pig-tailed pal Susan thought her's was pointless. When Reggie gets in trouble, however, Robert and Susan examine their hearts and are compelled to try to rescue their friend. Join them in their adventure of courage and self-discovery.
AUTHOR Candace Pavese ("Candy Card" until she married in her early thirties) has taught middle-school aged children in Christian schools and has a special love for them. She completed a correspondence course in writing in the late nineties, and this book grew out of one of her assignments. Candace has also written several songs and produced a Christian CD. She lives in Stewartstown, PA and works as a part-time bookkeeper for a law firm in the Baltimore area.

ILLUSTRATOR Geraldine Holroyd is a widow who lives in Baltimore with her daughter. Geraldine grew up in a neighborhood that would be considered "shabby chic" by today's standards. Her surroundings are still of a humble nature, but allow her to express herself and provide an opportunity to give back. Being a lover of nature and animal life from early on and an appreciative receiver of the blessings bestowed to her, Geraldine loves to testify that her drawings are imputed by God.
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Personal Growth,Inspirational
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Two books in one! Discover the answer to one of life's most important questions.
Christian Life - Personal Growth
Softcover: 152 pages
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 978-0-9790221-5-9
Author: Harold E. Willett, Jr
Do Christians Go to Heaven?
This book will show you the differences between religion, tradition, and relationship, and reveals which one of these three will bring you into the kingdom of God.

Mixing the Bible with Your Life
This book will inspire you and your children about what can be done to have a better life and not to make the same mistakes I did in my life—the mistakes most of us have made, even mothers and daddies and some of your friends.

The primary purpose of this book is to bring you to a place of peace and joy that awaits us all if only we will listen when the Spirit of the living God speaks—if only we will take the time to read and listen to the words He has inspired within me.
Harold E. Willett, Jr. has a calling from God to go out into the world to preach and teach the true meaning of having a relationship with God rather than having a relationship with a religion. Harold believes it’s an honor and a privilege to have God speak through him and realizes God can and will use anybody who is ready to sacrifice himself or herself for His will with the goal of saving lives.
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Memoir,Inspirational
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The Astounding Account of Vera Mills' Search for, and Journey with, God
Religion: Christian Life - Inspirational
Softcover: 208 pages
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.6
ISBN: 978-0-9790221-4-2
Author: Marlene Cleaveland
I Saw a Man is the journey of Vera Mills’ search for God after being left motherless at 11 months old. Near death at the age of 5, Vera sees a man enter her room. Who is the man and why is she miraculously healed? She sees this man many times until at 18, in astounding detail, she is introduced to him by her deceased mother.

Her unwavering and dedicated walk with her Lord is manifested by visions, healings and gentle stirrings from the Holy Spirit. The stories unfold as her life’s puzzle intricately woven with the Holy Scriptures to confirm what she has seen.
Marlene Cleaveland currently directs the Charles County Literacy Council, a non-profit organization tutoring adults in reading, writing, math, and English as a Second Language. She has a background in art and entertainment law, management and marketing. She felt led by God to write this book for her lifelong friend, prayer partner and mentor, Vera Mills. She lives in Southern Maryland with her family.
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Personal Growth,Inspirational
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Children are our nation's future leaders. Me must prepare them for greatness!
Family: Christian Parenting
Softcover: 152 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-9790221-3-5
Author: Lynn "Raynee" Gloden, creator of
The Mask Program
Our children are in trouble. They are at best rude, defiant, disrespectful, and unable to accept responsibility for anything they do: it's always someone else's fault. These children are our nation's future leaders; we as parents, must prepare them so that they can be great leaders. We need to get back to the basics, back to values, back to the only parenting book that hasn't changed techniques or tactics since its conception—the Bible.

I've spent twenty-three years in school and hundreds of thousands of dollars to discover how to be a good parent. I've studied the human brain, psychology, sociology, criminology, behavior modification, effective communication, self-esteem, empowerment, and more. Know where I found all the answers? In my $12.00 Bible. I'll show you where I found the answers if you agree to take this journey with me.
Lynn “Raynee” Gloden, MA, has worked extensively with families consisting of “difficult” children who have multiple mental health diagnoses. She obtained her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling, while serving as the President of the Chi Sigma Iota honor society. At the time of this writing, she is pursuing her Doctorate at Argosy University. At the request of parents with whom she has worked, Mrs. Gloden developed a seminar that highlights the do’s and don’ts of parenting. She is the creator of the Mask Program, an accountability and self-respect program designed to assist parents with the development of their children’s character and values. The President of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Dr. Arrendondo, selected Raynee to present The Mask Program at the ACA in Canada. Raynee and her husband James have two children, one an adult, the other a teenager, and one granddaughter they absolutely adore. They live in Hughesville, Maryland.
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Personal Growth,Inspirational,Memoir
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52 true stories show how God empowers His people... to be witnesses!
Family: Christian Evangelism
Softcover: 192 pages (also
available for the Kindle)
Dimensions: 5.5. x 8.5
ISBN: 978-0-9790221-2-8
Author G. Warren Sears
These stories, selected from Warren’s journals, show how God works today in a wide variety of situations. Although prayer and dependence upon the Holy Spirit is still the master plan for leading lost souls to our wonderful Savior, this book will give you fresh ideas and new concepts that make witnessing a win-win ministry. The second story shows how meditation on one verse of scripture empowers you to overcome any fear. You will learn how God makes divine appointments for you—and even puts words in your mouth.

It’s marvelous to see the change in someone’s life when they fall in love with Jesus. And to know you had a part somewhere in the process—planting, watering, or harvesting is joy unspeakable!  By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit. (John 15:8).
Before WWII, Warren lived in a dream world of art and music. But when he saw 185 shipmates get killed by a torpedo in the Pacific, his eyes were opened to the terrible forces of evil that are destroying the world. At age 29, he had a sweet wife who loved him, a new baby boy, and he became born again. Realizing Jesus is the only solution for this sin-sick world, he dreamed of doing big things for God—like preaching to multitudes á là Billy Graham. But the Lord had other plans for him.

Although he supported his family as an advertising artist and part-time musician, God began to use his witness in unique ways. Upon retiring, he began an open-air ministry called Operation Salt and Light. Now, some of his activities include ministry every Sunday morning to juveniles in a detention facility in Southern Maryland, leading small group studies in evangelism at church, and motivational talks to Christians.
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Fiction,Adventure
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Two students stumble upon the hiding place of the true cross of the crucifixion.
Fiction: Action/Adventure
Softcover: 344 pages (also
available for Kindle and for Nook)
Dimensions: 6 x 9
ISBN-13: 978-0-9790221-0-4
Author: Chris Loveway (author site:
ChrisLoveway.com)
At the age of twelve, Stuart Pierce prayed to God that his parents wouldn’t divorce during a trial separation. God seemed to comply; his parents reconciled. The incident clashed with his atheistic upbringing, leaving Stuart with many questions. Now, as a twenty-year-old college student, he seeks answers. Best friend Roger Warren travels with him on a spiritual quest to Turkey where they discover a crater in which descendants of the original Apostles have guarded the true cross of the crucifixion for 2,000 years.

Exhausted from their climb to the crater rim, the young men see the village long-concealed within. As Roger snaps one photo, an earthquake throws him back down the rock face they had just scaled. The trembler hurls Stuart into the interior of the crater; he barely survives. His presence poses a dilemma for the ancient community; their sole contact with the outside world has been through the descendants of Simon of Cyrene.

Roger and Stuart are missing; the only clue to their whereabouts is the photograph inside Roger’s shattered camera that finds its way back to Los Angeles. Bryce Brinkman and her scheming assistant Earl Cole, both satellite-imaging researchers, recover the digital photograph. Father Rafael Romero, renowned authority on Byzantine churches, studies the picture of the crater, and finds his diminishing faith challenged by the golden church at its center. Stuart’s Jewish girlfriend, Meredith Montgomery, conflicted by her attraction to Messianic Judaism, joins Stuart’s parents to form a third search party.

Unbeknownst to one another, the three search parties race across Turkey. While seismologists in Antarctica wrestle with whether to disclose foreknowledge of an impending earthquake, the monks guarding the cross see portents of an imminent, earth-shattering spiritual event. The trees surrounding the cross are bearing fruit for the first time in history, but is it the fruit of life or death?
CHRIS LOVEWAY was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is the author or co-author (writing under a pen name) of many non-fiction books and numerous magazine and journal articles. Also, a graphic novel (under yet another pen name), and two opera libretti.
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Authors

Pastor John Bennett
Shane Coley
Marlene Cleaveland
Ade Esan
Lynn "Raynee" Gloden
Michael E. Hughes
D. Daniel Jones
Michael A. Lee
Chris Loveway
Candace Pavese
G. Warren Sears
Dee Shaw
Zeata P. Ruff
Nathan Tracy
Harold Willett
Chris Yavelow

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