Welcome Our New Pulpwood Authors!
I”ll Go: War, Religion, and Coming Home from Cairo to Kansas City
When the Twin Towers fell, Alexs Thompson didn’t rejoin the military, he quit his classes at the University of Chicago and backpacked through Yemen and Egypt to live with Muslim fundamentalists. Eventually, he fought alongside US Special forces and Marines in Iraq, Afghanistan, and throughout Eastern Africa.
Motivated by an unwavering commitment to live the best life possible, this is his story of triumph. Rather than succumbing to his tumultuous childhood or the trauma of combat, he confronted obstacle after obstacle in a heroic attempt to save a world at war.
After more than a decade, he realized there was a war raging within him and succeeded in creating a place he could finally call home.
by Author Alexs Thompson
The Unfaithful Widow Ten Years Later
Picking up where “The Unfaithful Widow” ended, Ten Years Later continues the author’s journey from widow to a slightly askew woman. A memoir written with warmth and candor on being single again, aging, and finding a creative path surrounded by dogs, friends, laughter, and a bit of craziness. Barbara Barth shares stories on the adventures that followed her first year alone as she moved headfirst into a new life, listening to her heart, sometimes not so wisely, but always full speed ahead. Join her on the ride of her life, from owning an antique shop to moving to a Victorian cottage outside of Atlanta, and all the follies in between. Going into the next decade with six dogs by her side, the author proves you are only as old as you feel, and happiness begins with a grateful heart. A funny and engaging memoir for anyone who wants to be their own superhero facing life’s good and bad moments.
by Author Barbara Barth
Go West, Young Woman!
Have you ever found a cougar on your swing set or a moose in your driveway? Go West, Young Woman! is the true story of one family’s transition from beltway living in metro Washington, D.C. to what they thought would be a “calmer” existence in rural Montana.They soon discover how unprepared they are for the challenges ahead, both comical and adventurous. The humor of their early encounters with cattle and local customs only masks the more ominous confrontations with predators and nature. Through their journey they discover the true meaning of “the code of the west,” a concept which has not entirely vanished from the American way of life.
by Author Nancy Quinn
After Happily Ever After
Maggie Dolin is forty-five and isn’t dealing with getting older very well. Seventeen years ago, she gave up her job in publishing to raise her daughter, Gia—but now her only child is about to leave for college, and Maggie isn’t sure what her new purpose will be. She’s been the caretaker and nurturer for so long that she can’t even remember the last time someone took care of her. She wishes Jim, her husband of nineteen years, would take that role on—but he’s been distracted and disconnected, and she’s convinced he’s hiding something from her. Her self-involved, judgmental mother and resentful brother, are certainly no help, and her father—the only person in her life who’s always been there for her and asked nothing in return—is dealing with increasingly serious health issues, leaving Maggie without her rock.
As all these stressors pile on, a chance meeting with a younger man causes Maggie to act in a way that is completely out of character for her. As she gets deeper in, she’s forced to make some big decisions about what she wants and deserves—decisions that could change her life forever.
by Author Leslie A. Rasmussen
Click here to Visit Her Website (Coming Soon)
The Moon Always Rising
Eleanor “Els” Gordon, a 33-year-old Scottish investment banker who has lost or tossed everything that matters to her flees to the Caribbean island of Nevis where she restores an abandoned plantation house only to find she’s cohabiting with the ghost of the former owner, Jack Griggs. He can’t leave this world without her help in making amends with the women he most loved and wronged; she can’t figure out how to keep living in this world without learning why her estranged mother ran away 30 years before. As Els gains courage from her rootedness in Nevis and the possibility of a new love with a local charter captain, she invites her mother to visit. Truths out when all the main characters explore the power of love and forgiveness. Noted as an immersive and transporting novel (a mini-vacation during the pandemic), The Moon Always Rising is the Winner in Women’s Fiction in the National Indie Excellence Awards and a Finalist in three categories in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
by Author Alice C Early
Well of Rage
A female rookie cop in Mobile, Alabama deals with finding bones in a well, a police cover up, and the fallout of rage stirred up by a cold-case hate crime of an African-American teenager.
by Author Lynn Hesse
Guesthouse for Ganesha
Weaving Eastern beliefs and perspectives with Western realities and pragmatism, “Guesthouse for Ganesha” is a tale of love, loss, and spirit reclaimed. The tagline is: “Left at the altar, spurned—what does that do to a young woman’s heart? And why would a Hindu God care?”
by Author Judith Teitelman
He Ain’t Heavy….He’s My Brother
GUNS, GIRLS, & GAMBLING in East Texas
by Author Rocky D Hawkins
The Illusion of Leaving
“Set in small town Texas, The Illusion of Leaving captures small town pettiness and grace, where grudges get held for a lifetime, and love sometimes rides out of the blue to our rescue.” Michael Gills
by Author Jeannette Brown
A Boob’s Life: How America’s Obsession Shaped Me… and You
A Boob’s Life explores the surprising truth about women’s most popular body part with vulnerable, witty frankness and true nuggets of American culture that will resonate with everyone who has breasts – or loves them.
Author Leslie Lehr wants to talk about boobs. She’s gone from size AA to DDD and everything between, from puberty to motherhood, enhancement to cancer, and beyond. And she’s not alone – these are classic life stages for women today.
At turns funny and heartbreaking, A Boob’s Life explores both the joys and hazards inherent to living in a woman’s body. Lehr deftly blends her personal narrative with national history, starting in the 1960s with the women’s liberation movement and moving to the current feminist dialogue and what it means to be a woman. Her insightful and clever writing analyzes how America’s obsession with the female form has affected her own life’s journey and the psyche of all women today.
by Author Leslie Lehr
Mamma Mia! Sinners, Saints & Escapades!
Hop aboard with International Bestselling author Stephanie Chance and her Sicilian partner as they take you on magical and fairy-tale journeys in Europe. From the “Mamma Mia!” chapel for two Greek weddings to the soaring mountains of Meteora, Greece, where monks live in the clouds, these unbelievable adventures will take you on a wild ride and leave you speechless and begging to hear more. Mamma Mia! Sinners, Saints & Escapades is the second book of the Mamma Mia! trilogy and contains hilarious and hair-raising stories of the unusual situations Americans get into while in Europe with world-known Italy tour guide, Stephanie Chance. Come along as they zigzag around cliff-hanging curves in the most beautiful corners of Italy and Greece, hang on tightly as you experience their outlandish escapades, and gasp at the raw truthfulness of the many secrets inside the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo\’s love for the Jewish people .Did you know that most of the apostles are buried in Italy? Stephanie Chance has spent the last twenty years taking Americans to Italy and beyond to the hidden jewels that most tourists would never see or experience. You will laugh until you cannot anymore and stand in awe when she takes you inside places that existed before Christ.
by Author Staphanie Chance
THE MADWOMAN OF PREACHER’S COVE
Lucy Addams, horribly disfigured in a fire that claimed the lives of her children and her sanity, becomes a creative genius and holds the key to an ancient secret that will save her town from destruction. But, will she be able to communicate and reveal the key before it is too late?
by Author Joy Ross Davis
A coming-of-age set during civil-rights era New Orleans
Note This was a Pulpwood Queen selection several years ago.
by Author Laura Lane McNeal
Reservations – Del Rio Book #1
DEATH STALKS THE RES
Who – or what – is killing members of the Navajo tribe? RESERVATIONS, the first book of the Jack Del Rio political mystery/thriller series, is set near Gallup, New Mexico, where the Navajo, Hopi and Zuni reservations lie adjacent. Three tribal leaders have been murdered – murdered in a fashion that suggests the deeds were carried out by COYOTE, a legendary supernatural evil trickster feared by many Native Americans.
The tribal president contacts an old friend in the FBI for assistance in solving the crimes and preventing more murders. Star agent, Jack Del Rio, is dispatched to New Mexico where he finds a situation tangled in political intrigue. Jack must work his way through those issues on his way to solving the mystery. Sparks fly as Navajo police officer Lucy Chee is assigned to assist him in his quest.
Question is can Del Rio and Chee solve the mystery and find the killer before he strikes again? Because the killer is on the hunt and he has his sights on Del Rio himself.
by Author Richard Paolinelli
Broth from the Cauldron: A Wisdom Journey through Everyday Magic
Broth from the Cauldron is a collection of ‘teaching stories’, a literary Wiccan soup for the soul. It is a distillation of the wisdom Cerridwen Fallingstar has gathered from her journey through life and from her forty years as a Shamanic teacher and Wiccan Priestess. At turns poignant and humorous, it chronicles her trajectory from a Republican Cold War upbringing to Pagan Priestess. Accessible and empowering, ‘Broth from the Cauldron’ is for anyone who’s ever stood at the crossroads wishing a faery godmother would show them the path.
by Author Cerridwen Fallingstar
Turn Back Time
Three years ago, a book and a song led Stella to the love of her life. Two years later, he broke her heart. Determined to shake off the memories of the fateful day, Stella promises herself she’ll move forward. Little does she know when she accepts her best friend’s invitation to a weeklong trip to France that the ghosts of her past will come roaring back.
David has reached the pinnacle of his career, but loneliness is the price he pays for being in the spotlight. Catching a fleeting glimpse of Stella a year after their breakup, David realizes he has to win her back. If he fails to earn her trust again, he’ll be cursed to follow in the footsteps of one of literature’s most haunted and desolate characters—the one he brings to life night after night.
What will it take for Stella and David to remember their dreams, and to believe in their future?
TURN BACK TIME is a story about forgiveness, second chances, and believing in yourself.
by Author Annette G. Anders
The author of the Love in Provence series returns to the South of France with a poignant portrait of a woman who must learn how to create a new life for herself…
Sixty-two-year-old Arianna arrives in the South of France for a two-week artists’ workshop full of anticipation but burdened by guilt. Back home in Toronto, she has been living with the devastating diagnosis of her husband’s dementia and the heartbreak of watching the man she has loved for decades slip away before her eyes. What does her future hold without Ben? Before her is a blank canvas.
Encouraged by her family to take some time for herself, she has traveled to Arles to set up her easel in the same fields of poppies and sunflowers that inspired Van Gogh. Gradually, she rediscovers the inner artist she abandoned long ago. Drawing strength from the warm companionship and gentle wisdom of her fellow artists at the retreat—as well as the vitality of guest lecturer Jacques de Villeneuve, an artist and a cowboy—Arianna searches her heart for permission to embrace the life in front of her and, like the sunflowers, once again face the light.
by Author Patricia Sands
- Welcome to the October 2021 Cover Issue of the Pulpwood Queens Newsletter! - October 3, 2021
- New Author Members – October 2021 - October 3, 2021
- Welcome to the September 2021 Cover Issue of the Pulpwood Queens Newsletter! - September 5, 2021
- New Author Members – September 2021 - September 4, 2021
- August 2021 – Pulpwood Newsletter Article: What You Want in a Story, I Want Too by Susan Wingate - August 12, 2021
- August 2021 – Pulpwood Newsletter Article: THE ELUSIVE LITERARY AGENT by Susan Wingate - August 12, 2021
- Welcome to the August 2021 Cover Issue of the Pulpwood Queens Newsletter! - August 12, 2021
- New Author Members – August 2021 - August 3, 2021
- Welcome to the July 2021 Cover Issue of the Pulpwood Queens Newsletter! - July 25, 2021
- New Author Members – July 2021 - July 9, 2021