The Julia Street Series

A segregated train ride from the Southside of Chicago to South Berkeley, California is only the beginning. Old-time trains and train travel are often romanticized, but Sara’s cross-country ride signals a life-changing ending and a much-needed new beginning. Before she boards a segregated train on the Southside of Chicago, Sara takes the reader on a series of goodbyes as she leaves behind treasured family, friends, and favorite places. With her children, all three under the age of four, Sara travels to join her husband, Ben, who is waiting in Berkeley, California. In the Julia Street Series, there are everyday triumphs, trials, and tribulations common to many in the all-Black working-class neighborhood where Sara and family settle. The reader will feel a strong sense of time and place while traveling through the decades as Sara and the country experience tragedy, loss, and unprecedented milestones.

Although the residents feel their neighborhood is exceptional, Julia Street is in every town.

Sara and Ben Jameson, with their three young children, brought to Berkeley their hopes and dreams for a much improved life in a city where they knew no one and had never been before. They hoped for a fresh start, a new beginning. What they hoped for and what they got were very different.

Most everything they thought they had left behind was waiting for them; separate but unequal schooling for the children, segregated housing, minimal employment opportunities. But despite these obstacles, they not only made it work, they thrived. Very quickly the Jameson family found their place in their all-Black, working-class neighborhood where they and their neighbors were not only homeowners but many owned the surrounding businesses. Their neighborhood was a fiefdom, and the adults were the beacons. And because of the adults’ sacrifices and their example, the neighborhood children went on to fulfill their wildest dreams.

The Julia Street Series lovingly spans 1943 to 2000. $0.99 each on Kindle.

 

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The Journey to Source

The Journey to Source
May the poetry in this book serve as a reminder that we are visitors here.
One day each of us will let go of everything and everyone we love.
It is this powerful and humbling truth which makes us truly appreciate life.
Let us use this life as the grandest opportunity
to explore, strengthen, heal, grow, love, give, create,
and courageously forge ahead in service to others.
Heart first always in connection to Source.
Delve within and answer the necessary questions:
• Who am I?

• What is the meaning of life?

• Why am I here?

Let the answers which arise manifest as your legacy to this world. $0.99 on Kindle

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I Just Wanted To Kill:15 True Crime Cases

I Just Wanted To Kill:15 True Crime CasesAuthoritative yet accessible volume, brimming with 15 sinister true crime cases from around the globe. Discover the stories behind some of the most shocking murders in true crime history. Why did Marc Lépine hate feminists so much? Why did so many people go missing on the prairies of the Old West? Why did Paul Denyer just want to kill? This book tries to understand the reasons why seemingly ordinary people become murderers, and examines the social and political context behind the stories as the author digs deep into every case. The author doesn’t flinch away from the harrowing detail but approaches every victim with sensitivity, and every murderer with curiosity and insight. $0.99 on Kindle
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Free: The Blessing Book

The Blessing Book

Variously described as mixed, disguised, and best understood when counted, blessings occupy the space between what we want and what we need. Unconstrained from familiar definitions of success and failure, they are invitations to see ourselves and our lives differently. Just as we fall in love, blessings ask us to trust despite our vulnerability, promising support without a request for reward. They encourage not believe all our thoughts and through gratitude to trust in the mystery and the journey we are called to travel.

This collection of 72 short reflections are reminders there are no coincidences. Only connections to stumble upon and embrace.

You are not here by accident or mistake. You are neither small, nor insignificant.

No others smile is like yours…no others kindness is in your glow.

No others touch the world with your light, except you.

No others feel as your spirit feels, nor embrace another as you do.

No others experience your journey through your eyes and with your heart.

No others have the unique blessings waiting for you. Free on Kindle.

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Free: The Surprise Restaurant Manager

The Surprise Restaurant Manager

Surprise – you’re in charge now!

Steady money and new opportunities awaited as you moved up from server or bartender to front-of-house manager. But too often, restaurant management find themselves leading with minimal training, a ton of responsibilities, and no clue how to improve. In The Surprise Restaurant Manager, learn from Ken McGarrie, a restaurant operator who has helped launched dozens of successful restaurants, as he gives you the tools to master the unexpected challenges managers face every day.

Success as a restaurant manager is a constant quest to level up your game and your team-without sacrificing your sanity along the way. Free on Kindle.

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Free: Never Take for Granted: How a Near-death Accident and a Traumatic Brain Injury Showed me how much I’d taken for Granted

Never Take for Granted: How a Near-death Accident and a Traumatic Brain Injury Showed me how much I'd taken for Granted
How a near-death accident and a traumatic brain injury showed me how much I’d taken for granted. COVID 19 proved we all take things and people for granted. How to develop an Attitude of Gratitude

An inspirational memoir based upon my whole life (thus far) but it’s heavily weighted on the last 9+ years since my survival of a near-death accident in Aug 2011. I chronicle my early life, my 25-year marriage, my 30 years on Wall Street and my career as an avid age-grouper, all-distance triathlete. I competed and completed all distances of triathlon including the Ironman at Lake Placid, NY in 2005. Free on Kindle
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Stress-free move- Tips from a moving consultant

Stress-free move- Tips from a moving consultant
Moving can be stressful. In fact, it is consistently rated as one of the most stressful life events. This e-book provides all the information you need to have a successful move, whether you decide to use a moving company or not. It’s based on over a decade of experience working in the moving industry. Some of the topics covered include types of moves, moving estimates, packing tips, moving insurance, and what to look for when researching moving companies. Additionally, we provide a moving timeline with some important tasks that typically need to be done prior to moving, as well as a glossary with some terms used in the moving industry. We also included an inventory checklist that you can print and fill out to keep track of everything that you plan to move. This e-book will save you time and money on your next move. $8.00 on Kindle
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The Law Says What?

The Law Says What?
This book offers a crash course on some of the most bizarre, infuriating, and vitally important legal topics of today. Using real-world cases as a guide, you’ll explore laws that affect your everyday life and analyze the rationales behind the ones that might make your head spin. Your mind will be blown and you’ll even find yourself laughing as you learn about the weird quirks of criminal law, civil law, contract law, property law, tort law, international law, and courtroom procedure. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Screaming for Pleasure: How Horror Makes You Happy and Healthy

Screaming for Pleasure: How Horror Makes You Happy and Healthy

Whether you’re frightened to watch scary movies alone or a horror obsessive, Screaming for Pleasure is the entertaining guide to help cinephiles of all types fall in love with horror again. It thrills you with the diversity, beauty, and depth of the horror genre, dissecting films, literature and music that reveals how horror constantly reinvents itself and reflects the anxieties of each generation through spine-chilling tales of terror. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Char-lama’s Journey to the Other Side of the Hood

Char-lama's Journey to the Other Side of the Hood

Fifteen-year-old Char-lama is a young black girl who lives in the hood. Her father is incarcerated, and her mother is a single black woman who is the head of her household raising three children. She is not lazy, irresponsible or on welfare. She works two jobs, but still struggles to survive, Char-lama has a praying grandmother, who along with her mother, are determined that she will not become a product of her environment but become a leader for her environment.

Besides her mother, there are multiple people who will play a role in the center of Char-lama’s universe. Her grandmother, Mrs. Pearl, her Uncle Earl, her cousin Prosper, his mother, Aunt Peaches, her best friends, Aaliyah, Maya and Tavon, and boyfriend Kvon.

As a young teenager, Char-lama will face struggles, obstacles, and challenges as she journeys inside the hood to reach the outside of the hood. She will experience the shattering and healing of her destiny. Free on Kindle.

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The Superstar Puppy : The Complete Handbook on How to Raise and Train the Perfect Dog

The Superstar Puppy : The Complete Handbook on How to Raise and Train the Perfect Dog
Are you considering bringing a little fluffy ball of joy into your family?
Maybe you have long considered the idea of getting a puppy and welcoming them into your home, but you want to make sure you have all the information you need to offer that puppy a good life?

Perhaps you have only recently considered the idea, and are looking for a bit more guidance on what is required of a dog owner, to see whether it is a task that you can feasibly undertake?

Or maybe you have grown up around dogs all your life, decided that now is the right time to get a puppy of your own, and want to make sure you know everything about raising them before you start your journey?

Look no further! The Superstar Puppy: The Complete Handbook on how to Raise and Train the Perfect Dog is the perfect book for anyone considering a puppy in their lives, regardless of past experience. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Free: The Answer: The Peaceful & Rational Solution to Nearly All Our Problems

The Answer: The Peaceful & Rational Solution to Nearly All Our Problems

A concept so powerful the Deep State tried to bury it. Learn what they did not what you to know: A simple solution to save America, save the planet, and save yourself. This comprehensive and painless answer to most of the world’s problems is arguably humanity’s best and brightest hope for the future. Free on Kindle.

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Coming Around: Surprises and Surrender on the Path to Inspiration

Coming Around: Surprises and Surrender on the Path to Inspiration

You thought success would be more fun.

You can’t put your finger on it, but something’s missing. All the hard work has paid off and you’re checking off your goals quickly. Your life is progressing exactly according to plan. So why don’t you feel the joy and exhilaration that was supposed to accompany all this success? Instead, you’re feeling dissatisfied, disconnected, and—if you’re completely honest—even a little bored. Surely this can’t be all there is to life, right?

On a spiritual quest to reawaken the inspiration she lost on her way to success, author and entrepreneur Tina Berger shares the humorous and heartbreaking adventures that called every single one of her accomplishments into question. Join her in rediscovering the joy of a messy, brilliant life as she uncovers the magic of true receptivity and charts a new path towards a balanced mindset. $9.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Battle Hymn

Battle Hymn
This book presents frightening facts that will shake many of your deepest beliefs to the core. A dark plan put into place centuries ago has come to fruition. Consider Battle Hymn your wake-up call. Painstakingly researched through hundreds of sources and interviews, Battle Hymn rips the cover off the invisible government. Free on Kindle.

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Sapien Ethics: Who We Are, Why We Are Here, and How We Can Live Better

Sapien Ethics: Who We Are, Why We Are Here, and How We Can Live BetterDo you believe there are clear answers to the questions: Who are we? Why are we here? No? I didn’t either. Do you believe the meaning of life comes from within and not from outside yourself? Yes? So did I.

Well, we were wrong.

Have you ever desired to understand your purpose in this complex world? Have you ever wondered why people do the things they do? When presented with a choice, do you strive to make a sound decision?

This book is your key to discovering more about humanity’s existence. It explains how our seemingly divergent goals of happiness, success, and contributing to the betterment of humankind need not conflict.

At its core, Sapien Ethics is not a self-help book. It is a guide for those who thirst for knowledge and empowerment. It is for those who believe in the overwhelming value of truth.

Sapien Ethics brings the ancient philosophy of life known as Stoicism into our modern world. It combines two-thousand-year-old Stoic concepts with contemporary scientific theories. Best of all, the text uses simple everyday language to help readers absorb these universal truths and gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be human.

The book provides a framework to understand how nature influences our daily behavior, how our minds work, and how our social connections provide us with strength. Readers are presented with a new approach to perceiving and understanding the behaviors and actions of themselves and others. Readers can learn to understand different situations and view them in a way that makes their lives better and supports the advancement of humanity.

In addition, Sapien Ethics helps us understand how to make better choices. Decisions make a difference in an individual’s success and happiness. This book provides an opportunity to closely evaluate the choices we make and their impact on our lives. Finally, we look to the future of all humanity.

Author Mark F. Godwin, Ph.D., takes readers on an intellectual and spiritual journey that began in his youth, continued through his education, and saw him earn a Ph.D. with specializations in Mathematical Optimization, Machine Learning, and Controls from the University of California, Berkeley. He has worked in various Silicon Valley startups and has founded two of his own. In Sapien Ethics, he shares what he has discovered about the meaning of life and encourages readers to ponder life’s most important questions: Who are we? Why are we here? How can we live better? $0.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Undefeated Woman: A Memoir: Two Suitcases, Two Hundred Dollars and a Dream

Undefeated Woman: A Memoir: Two Suitcases, Two Hundred Dollars and a Dream
Undefeated Woman is a memoir of a woman transforming from victim to victor.

Rajni Raman is an immigrant from India who married her college sweetheart after graduation and moved across the world, leaving behind her family and friends for the promise of a life in America. As she made deep connections in a new land, she also experienced racial, color, and gender bias and struggled to overcome the hurt, trauma, and shame of childhood sexual abuse. She turned to prayer, faith, and holistic modalities as her health battles raged on for 15 years.

In this book, Rajni shares her discoveries and lessons from her 30-year Buddhist practice, and her healing journey, recovering from thyroid illness, insomnia, and hormonal imbalance. Her book is a life memoir chronicling her life journey, filled with heartfelt dreams, gut-wrenching challenges, severe trials, and triumphant victories.

Her friends call her the “Soul Recharger,” who vitalizes them with shots of motivation and spiritual lessons from the teachings of East and West. After twenty years of working in the Information Technology industry as a Software Engineer in both the Corporate and public sectors, she has turned her lifelong passion for holistic modalities into her mission to bring healing and wellness to women. She is the founder of Mind Body Holistic Healing and Wellness, a motivational speaker, and the Texas Ambassador for an international women’s empowerment organization, B.I.G. (Believe Inspire Grow). In addition, she has been a Buddhist practitioner with S.G.I. (Soka Gakkai International) for over 30 years. She cherishes the opportunity as a leader in faith to guide, inspire and nurture hundreds of young women and share her faith breakthroughs to encourage countless members of her faith family on three continents. Free on Kindle.

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How To Write & Release Your First Song

How To Write & Release Your First Song

Learn songwriting secrets from independent Billboard charting artist “Manafest” with over 700,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.

Chris Greenwood is the man behind Manafest: the globally successful rock and rap musician who’s sold millions of singles and albums worldwide.

Songs move people. They create visuals in our minds and stoke fires in our hearts. They lift us up, take us down, and allow our minds to soar.

With over 20 years experience in the industry, both as a signed artist and an independent musician, Chris shares his incredible experience as a song writer and hit-maker on the pages of this book.

The modern music industry has undergone a revolution in recent years. The traditional gate-keepers have ebbed away, and now more than ever new artists can find audiences without the backing of a music label. But it’s hard going it alone, and even harder to know what it takes to achieve the level of success that will sustain you both artistically and financially for years to come.

Chris has lived and learned through this remarkable time, forging his own path away from a record label, racking up hit after hit and continuing to reach new fans every day.

Practical, honest, and generous: this book is the ultimate guide to writing, recording, releasing and marketing your first song to a global stage.

You have the power to write your own destiny with your songs and lyrics. Now is the time for you to take the first step. Write the message that only you can write, and cause revolutions and revelations in the hearts of your listeners. $0.99 on Kindle.


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The DNA of Democracy

The DNA of Democracy

Historical vignettes discerning the future of our democracy by rediscovering the fascinating past of tyranny & democracy. Just as DNA is interwoven in every aspect of the human body, tyranny and democracy have their historically distinctive DNA. From Israel’s Ten Commandments to the overthrow of kings in England & America, he constructs a blueprint of what defines tyranny or democratic government. $0.99 on Kindle.

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