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Slack Tide is a literary mystery set in the Lowcountry town of Beaufort, South Carolina. On Cecilia Gilbert’s first day in town, her beloved dog, Wink, disappears. As she searches for Wink, she meets a quirky cast of characters who help her grapple with the dog’s unknown fate. Jonathan Haupt (exec director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center) praises it as an empathetic exploration of community, grace and forgiveness. (Book Club discussion questions appear in the back matter.)
by Author Nancy Ritter
Hope and Hollyhocks
Hope and Hollyhocks is a fantasy adventure which shows how love, loyalty and community can come together to defeat a bully.
by Author Zee Mink
At an early age, Ellen Busch was diagnosed as dyslexic and as a result, was given an academic death sentence; in a split second her self-esteem was destroyed, and her potential evaporated. Despite her challenges, or in spite of them, Ellen’s parents fostered her education outside the classroom, by teaching her how to pilot her father’s boat and how to navigate, understand, and respect the ocean. They enabled Ellen to participate in team sports, to go on a two-week Outward Bound program, and made it possible for her to get certified in scuba diving at the age of 17. As a young adult, becoming an expert skier and ski instructor, Ellen fell in love with adventure and the challenges it brought. Mastering these skills enabled Ellen to persevere and empowered her to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree, all with dyslexia.
Despite her accomplishments, Ellen still suffered from low self-esteem, and was consistently underemployed, as well as a regular target of bullies and predators. After escaping an abusive marriage, Ellen faced her trauma and the belief systems that had been holding her back. Even with the sudden loss of her parents, who were relentless in their support for Ellen, she learned to heal and ask for help. It has been through her work with coaches, therapists, and training with Navy SEALS that Ellen has learned to take back her power, to live confidently, and to thrive as she follows her dreams.
Ellen’s first book, (dis)Empowered, which chronicles her survival story of academic and domestic abuse, is slated to publish in May 2023. She currently resides in Colorado where she can follow her passions down the ski slopes, and the world beyond.
by Author Ellen Busch
Where the Mean Girls Go: The Complicated and Hurtful Relationships Between Women
Where the Mean Girls Go is about the complicated and hurtful relationships between women. Unfortunately, women’s harshest critics are other women. Laura shares memorable stories and hard-earned lessons. Her book is full of honesty, humility, humor and self-reflection. We have all been left out, not chosen, and not invited. We have been the target of whispering and pointing. Mean girls relish causing discomfort and emotional anguish, and it is usually aimed at other women. They enjoy the power that comes from being cruel. Too often it is other women elbowing us, labeling us, and creating obstacles to our success. Boys ignore us, girls score us; it is the law of the playground. A must read for females of every age.
by Author Laura Downey Hill
Women’s contemporary fiction. Dark comedy. Set in 1979, Cassie Tate–an aimless cashier in Marshall, Texas–jumps at the chance to visit her Army boyfriend stationed in West Germany, only to discover his invitation is a ruse. He had gone AWOL, is mixed up in gun trafficking, and he enticed her abroad as part of a Green Card scheme. She becomes entangled in his plot to sneak a terrorist into the United States. Desperate to escape, she hatches a risky plan to get back home. The novel features quirky Southern humor laced with 1970s pop culture and world events, along with ample suspense and plot twists.
by Author Scotty Comegys
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