When his dead-on voice impression of a famous white child actor lands young African-American Charles Tyne a hushed-up replacement gig on Detroit radio in 1940, his life is forever changed. Across a sweeping journey that takes him to post-war Harlem, swinging Paris, the lonely Mallorcan coastline, the British-run Mau Mau concentration camps in Kenya, burgeoning apartheid South Africa, and the ever-changing face of the South Bronx in the sixties, Charles constantly reinvents himself, becoming a noted painter, comic book artist, celebrity photographer, foreign news correspondent, and scenic designer all with only a handful of people knowing his race. “The Impressionist” is a story about the mystery of identity, the pain of regret, the enduring nature of love, and the search for one’s true self against a backdrop of dramatic upheaval and historical change.
From the desert wastelands of South Texas to a little old lady’s canyon cottage to a tight oven vent in an upscale New York restaurant, bestselling indie horror author/screenwriter Mark Wheaton (Friday the 13th, The Messengers) weaves a diabolical spell of madness, murder, and mayhem across ten terrifying stories. Called a “quite gifted storyteller” by Fangoria magazine and “an exciting new voice in the speculative, dark fantasy genre” by Queer Fear anthology editor Michael Rowe, Disembodied Spider Meat showcases Wheaton at his most fiendishly macabre.
Includes bestselling novellas Last Tuesday, Night of the Scorpions, Spider and Stuttering Hunter and six other horrifying tales.
Praise for Wheaton’s Four Nails in the Coffin:
“Remarkably character-driven…Wheaton convincingly showcases his talents as a writer of horror prose, taking his time to craft characters who are thoroughly fleshed out and engaging without holding off too long on the suspense…proves here to be a quite gifted storyteller undeniably worthy of an interested reader’s time and attention.” – Michael Compton, Fangoria
“Genuinely twisted and engrossing…may just leave you shaken for days.” – Jessa Sobczuk, Rue Morgue [referring to Sunday Billy Sunday]
“These stories are all incredible. Easily worth your buck, especially Sunday Billy Sunday, which is possibly the best slasher homage I’ve read.” – Alex Riviello, CHUD
“This is an outstanding collection of interesting, original horror fantasy fiction…Wheaton is out to tell a ripping good yarn and he delivers in spades.” – Craig Perry, producer, Final Destination I-V
“His tales are visceral, intellectual, and often grisly, but Wheaton never forgets that touch of humanity and wry humor which allow true horror to cut that much deeper to the bone.” – Ken Plume, author, There’s a Zombie In My Treehouse
“Wheaton’s writing is haunting. Days, weeks, even months later, you will find your mind returning to his worlds. Stephen King is no longer my only addiction.” – Todd Farmer, screenwriter, Drive Angry
More than 70 million Americans endure chronic pain. So what could be more relaxing, stimulating, fun, and even pain-reducing than a vacation? The Imperfect Traveler’s Guide to Traveling With Pain shows travelers with pain how to get out and explore new places while minimizing their pain and caring for their health. With simple tips and techniques, many gleaned from personal experience, Liz can help you get off your couch, out your door, and into the wide and wonderful world.
** Updated with information on the new Kindle Format 8 **
This document was written for the lay audience and outlines the steps necessary for creation
of a full-featured, professionally formatted electronic book for the Amazon.com Kindle platform.
Although the proposed approach is most suitable for Windows PC users who have Microsoft
Word, Mac users and people who do not have Word can read my KDP forum posts on how to
use Calibre or HTML only to create Kindle books:
Most of the book’s content is also available in that link (without pictures). In the book, readers
will learn how to:
create a fully functional “Go to” menu (table of contents, cover, and beginning)
embed a high-quality image to create a full-screen, native cover of a Kindle book
use different fonts in your Kindle book
create a logical table of contents (NCX) that will enable the use of the 5-way button
on a Kindle device (to skip through sections in your ebook)
edit HTML code of the book to achieve a desired format
convert your Kindle ebook to the NookBook format and put it up for sale on the Barnes
& Noble website
Additionally, the document contains an HTML template for a Kindle book.
Life gives everybody things they can’t control. Sometimes, even the most capable and productive people hit against a personal limitation and get discouraged over things they can’t do. With some of us, it can be something relatively small, like aches and pains that limit ability to play with our grandchildren, small disappointments. For others, the barriers and hurdles may be much more substantial.
So what do you do when life hands you a major setback? Do you quit, sink into despair and wait for something good to happen to get you past the depression? This book offers practical help.
Dr. Michael LeBow knows intimately the challenges of despair—but more than that— in Overcoming Disabilities Despair he reveals a systematic approach using Cognitive Therapy to rise above, attack and defeat the disabilities despair that can block us from effective happy living. While light-heartedly sharing some of his own stories of frustration, Dr. LeBow walks us through practical systematic tools and procedures to reclaim optimism.
Angela Elwell Hunt has worked with middle schoolers for 20 years, but it’s her parenting experience that qualifies her as an expert on tweens. With humor and compassion she offers support to parents of children who are at that awkward stage between childhood and adolescence. Hunt does a thorough job of describing the problems, circumstances, and situations affecting children of middle school age–everything from academics to zits. Hunt maints that tweens need special attention because today’s children are growing up faster than yesterday’s. Parents need to give firm guidance to counteract the effects of the media. . . Frustrated parents will take comfort in the knowledge that the growing pains of tweens are typical and temporary. Though you could read the book from cover to cover in a couple of sittings, you’ll want to keep it handy for future reference. –CHRISTIAN HOME AND SCHOOL, December 2000
The Doctor said I should be dead.
My heart beat furiously. I looked up at the flashes of lightning in the sky. Yes, I should be dead.
Why wasn’t I?
Seventeen year old Lisa Brown’s life is falling apart. First, her mother and father divorce, then their house forecloses and now, her mother has decided to commit herself to a psychiatric hospital.
If that weren’t enough, she must leave sunny south Florida to attend a boarding school full of geniuses in cold, Lynn, Massachusetts. The city where the locals taunt “Lynn, Lynn, city of sin; you never come out the way you went in.”
And, they aren’t kidding. Lisa must live in a tiny shack with two strange teenagers, a dog named Pig who growls when you look at him and a cat named Rat. “Mind the cat,” everyone says. What the heck is wrong with this place?
Lisa thinks she’s landed in her own house of horrors with the anti-social Alex and his facetious sister Ally. But, the real drama begins the day she is struck by lightning…
As I say on the first page, very first line, this is not a “cute kitty” book. I started out to create just that, but my cast of characters swiftly dug in their claws, insisting I tell their true story. Consequently, this comedy/drama turned out to be a very personal memoir. Six special cats are still the headline-grabbing stars of the show, but their human companions (my family) fill pivotal supporting roles.
ISubjects touched upon include grieving the loss of human and four-footed loved ones, moving cross-country with kids and pets, and living with a disabling genetic illness. I have tried to lighten the heavy stuff with smatterings of humor, but you still might want a tissue or two.
Most of all, this is a love story about the deep, unbreakable bonds I have shared with my adopted feline children.
An epic fantasy adventure which will appeal to readers of all ages. What if you found yourself thrust into a far away, mystical world of warriors, wars and magic? What if you were being hunted by the most ferocious warrior to ever carry a sword? What if you were the greatest hope we have in the eternal battle against evil, at just fifteen years of age? What would you do? Their world was searching for a hero. Ours never even knew that it needed one.
The wilding Estin just wanted to be left alone, find shelter and food, and live to a nice old age. With war escalating around him, these may be beyond his reach. Instead, survival becomes his only goal as he flees civilization to pursue the chance at a better life by following a fox wildling into the mountains, far from the war’s conflicts.
The war might still be raging elsewhere, but Estin will find the mountains are far from safe. Estin must decide what he is willing to do and become, as well as who to trust if he is to survive, no matter where he lives.