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Amazon Reviews for The Kenny Cartwright Chronicles Book 1

Cartwright Cover - Amazon

List Price: $9.95

5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on White paper
82 pages

Saguaro Books, LLC
ISBN-13: 978-0692064658

ISBN-10: 0692064656
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Imagination & Play

Kenny Cartwright seems to be nothing more than a human lab rat to his neighbor, Rich Peterson. Although the boys have a different definition of what it means to be “best friends,” Kenny is always a willing candidate to try Rich’s potentially dangerous ideas. One day, while exploring a hill in the woods, the two boys stumble across an alarming plan of attack, aimed directly at them. Regardless of their differences, Kenny and Rich must work out the true meaning of friendship. The only way the two can survive is to unify—their lives depend on it. Their usually laid back summer will quickly turn disastrous if the two don’t work together. Their once quiet town won’t be safe again until the boys figure out their enemy’s master plan. Do they wave the white flag and give up? Or do the boys prepare for war? There are big decisions to be made for Kenny and Rich. The clock is ticking.

Amazon Reviews for The Kenny Cartwright Chronicles Book 1

Monty J. Curtis

5.0 out of 5 starsThe chapters, each and every one, were riveting …

January 30, 2018

Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

The chapters, each and every one, were riveting. I literally could not put this book down and literally didn’t until I had finished. Cleverly written with equally cleverly-named chapters! I look forward to the next!

Amy Weigel

5.0 out of 5 starsThis book is a great read! A new adventure in each chapter

January 17, 2018

Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

This book is a great read! A new adventure in each chapter. This was a fun one to read to the family!

Alexander Peacock

5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars

December 16, 2017

Format: Kindle Edition

4th and 5th grade students loved reading KCC, so did I. Each chapter starts with a famous quote leading into a short story, which makes the book am easy read especially for reluctant readers. All of the students, girls and boys alike were enthralled by Rich’s fun attitude, ideas and quick wit. At times I could hear students laughing as they read! They were eager to read the next adventure. This is a great read! I highly recommend it for every one. Adults too!

Debra

5.0 out of 5 starsI live in a small New England town and could …

December 16, 2017

Format: Paperback

I live in a small New England town and could picture all of this happening. I laughed out loud reading it to my granddaughter.

Terry Timothy

5.0 out of 5 starsthis book is funny! Be warned

December 17, 2017

Format: Kindle Edition

I’m 59 years old, this book is funny! Be warned, if you read this book in bed sleep will not come to either you or your partner. You will stay awake from the splitting belly laughter and your partner will ultimately also receive no sleep. In addition, when you’re through reading it, your partner will want to give it a read and the no-sleep cycle for both of you will begin. Very well written and throughly captures moments that most of us have encountered in our youth. If you like to laugh and reminisce about days gone by, this is a book for you! What a fun read!

Paul & Erica Robinson

5.0 out of 5 starsKeeps young readers interested

January 14, 2018

Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

Glimpse into the mind of a boy as he gets himself into and out of trouble. Great book for elementary students!…short chapters that read as stand-alone short stories but are joined together to create a complete book that keep kids’ attention.
I bought this book for all of my kids from 1st to 6th grade, but it’s pretty much perfect for my 4th grade son!

Mom of 3

5.0 out of 5 starsExtremely funny

December 11, 2017

Format: Paperback

This is one of the funniest books I have ever read. Although it is a book for elementary and middle school kids, I enjoyed it immensely as an adult.

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New Title from Saguaro Books, LLC

Chip Cover

 

List Price: $11.95

5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on White paper
202 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1978044838

ISBN-10: 1978044836
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Physical & Emotional Abuse

Danny Meyers is a kid with a plan—he’s smart, goal-oriented, and the definition of a goody-two-shoes. So how does an A+ student get mixed up with the school bully? In the summer of 1995, Danny is about to learn that people aren’t always what they seem, that sometimes the best-laid plans fail, and that the ordinary events of day-to-day life can be important—even if you don’t think so at the time. Danny is on the verge of turning a corner and he won’t be able to go back. But what he learns after turning that corner, and a few more, just might help him make sense of things after all.

Introducing K. L. Kranes as our next Author Takeover Participant…

K.L. Kranes lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her husband, daughter and dog. When not writing fiction, K.L. is a freelance editor.

Travelers - Cover

Happy Birthday!!!

Birthday Cake

Happy Fifth Birthday…five years ago we received our first manuscript, Kenning Magic, which became our first published title.

Our next Author to be introduced for our Author TakeOver…Jenny Hawes

Jennifer L. Hawes lives with her family in Hannibal, Missouri, Mark Twain’s boyhood town located along the Mississippi River. When she’s not writing, she can be found running or photographing her world. Her teenage son, a free runner, was the inspiration behind this novel.

Free Runner Coversmall

 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Call for Submissions

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submission Guidelines*

The Path

The Path to Publication Group publishes the literary publication – The Path. You are invited to submit short stories, essays, book reviews and poems for inclusion in the semi-annual issues.

The theme for Volume 7 No. 2 is ‘Behind Closed Doors’. For more information, please visit the websites: www.pathtopublication.net and www.thepathmagazine.com . Past contributors will receive a call for submissions by e-mail, automatically.

  • Short stories and essays – over 2,500 words
  • Poetry – 1 page

    Please polish your manuscripts to the best of your ability and, of course, have someone else edit your work before sending to Path to Publication.  Do not format your work: no page numbers, no headers or footers, no footnotes, no paragraph indentations (skip a line for paragraph spacing).  Manuscripts must be submitted in Microsoft Word or RTF form.  Font: Times New Roman – size 12.All submissions must be submitted electronically, as e-mail attachments, to: mjnickum@thepathmagazine.com .

Deadline for Issue #11 is October 31, 2017

All rights are retained by the author, and there will be no compensation for accepted work at this time*.
*Because we are staffed by volunteers, we can only compensate our writers in exposure to our audience.  Our columnists enjoy great publicity for their own blogs, books, websites, and projects.  Many find great reward in doing something good for the world of literature and literacy. You may also purchase add space to further promote your work.

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Labels: article, book review, essays, fiction, interviews, literary, magazine, nonfiction, short stories, writing

Friday, August 11, 2017

Our Next author who will be on Author TakeOver

 

As young Petros maneuvers the hallways of the Hellenic American School for the Arts, it’s the ice cream man, who stops by at recess, from whom he learns the most. Just one year shy of making it into high school, Petros challenges the strict rules of his school while also trying to follow the strict rules of his traditional Greek home in a tough neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens.

When he finally gets the chance to go to the specialized high school his brother now attends, his hopes and efforts are challenged by all the authority figures around him, except for his newfound friend, Mulvaney.

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Labels: Author Take Over, boys, family, George Giokas, Greek, new authors, Nickel Ice, novel, Saguaro Books, writing

Saturday, July 29, 2017

New Title

 

Something is making twelve-year-old Violet psychic. Is it the secret diary she found in her orphanage or the mysterious mountains of Vermont? She’ll soon discover supernatural power she didn’t know she had and learn secrets that adults don’t know—especially about children, America and the pyramid on the dollar bill.

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Labels: book, boys, fantasy, fiction, girls, MG, middle grade, mystery, novel, Saguaro Books, writing

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Meet Judy Fischer

Judy Fischer is our fourth author in our series. She is the author of

“He Fell from the Sky”.
I am an author, a teacher, a nana and a mother
With a thousand different stories to offer
Years of experiences under my belt
Love, sadness, loss and success.

The daughter of a man who married late in life
Who took a much younger woman, my mother as his wife
She married him for security and financial strength
I became the product of their bond, instead of wealth

A victim of civil war, I was robbed of my home
A daughter of a revolution, I lost my comfort zone
A refugee, an immigrant at a tender age
I sailed across the ocean, during a storm’s rage

I adopted a new country, swearing to its flag
With the clothes on our backs and only a single bag
A foreign language, a new city, displaced, ragged and poor
Thankful to Canada for opening her door.

A latch-key kid, I went to school, embracing my new life
My parents worked, they struggled, they toiled to provide
I had their love but their time I craved
Not really understanding the future they had paved

Education, example, love, devotion and travel
My parents had given it to me all
I am grateful for their guidance and sacrifice
Their efforts, patience and love did suffice

As a teenager, I travelled to all different lands
Finding the wonders of nature small and grand
And in every port, I left a piece of me
Giving my heart to young men willingly

As time went by, true love I found
And luckily, I was homeward bound
Destiny however soon upstaged my life
I did not become his partner in life

The teacher emerged, a new role to embrace
To educate, mould, to guide human race
Each young mind, my canvas and sponge to fill
My vocation, my obligation I was ready to fulfil

I met a man, someone I did not know well
He filled my emptiness and into his web I fell
To replace a love I missed so much, I relented, I committed
I promised to love him and so we wed

Two beautiful children blessed my world
However, for true love, my heart still yearned
After years of disappointment, heartache and grief
My marriage disintegrated, I turned another leaf

Life goes on and so did mine, with another man
Someone who gives me the freedom and is my biggest fan
I can now write the stories I have saved well
Those which developed and are ripe and ready to tell.

I write about love, I write about tolerance and peace
I believe in harmony, balance, equality and bliss
I see the beauty on this earth, the beauty in man’s soul
My stories blend and capture the essence of all of this.

My only fear I have today
Is that I cannot have enough time to say
All the thoughts about life I weave
Those words are the ones I want to leave.

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Labels: Author Take Over, book, Canada, Event, First Nations, girls, publishing, Saguaro Books, writing, YA, Young adult

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Coming soon…

Ezra’s Story; Saving Canis lupus

Raymond Greiner
List Price: $11.95

5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on White paper
130 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1548658595 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1548658596
BISAC: Fiction / Action & Adventure

The historical development of the human species has impacted our world with numerous changes, which have altered natural ecological formats beyond what could have been perceived during ancient human history. Humanity has inundated the Earth with such vastness it has caused disarray and loss of natural balance among what are viewed as lesser beings. The terrestrial non-human life forms have been challenged to adapt to the ubiquity of human imposed negative influences. Wolves have been an earthly presence for nearly a million years functioning the same as they do currently. Wolf and human character traits are amazingly similar. Ancient human hunter-gatherer civil design formed and operated exactly like we observe present day wolves. Tribes were small in number, socially connected, and completely reliant on unity and harmonious function installed as a means of survival. The wolf pack is a perfected uniform social order and these wolves are among the most adaptable planetary organisms. They function and survive in the harshest climates and remain a presence especially in high latitudes. I was inspired to create a story displaying the importance and necessity of predators like wolves to be allowed opportunity to continue as a viable species. Ecological balance is dependent on predatory animals as a means to gain longevity. Natural science has only recently truly understood the importance of wolves in the arctic and other remote regions of the world. It’s a hope as the human species confronts its future wolves will be included.

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Labels: Alaska, book, books, Canada, conservation, environment, fiction, nature, novella, publishing, watching wildlife, wolves, writing

Monday, July 3, 2017

Upcoming Facebook Author Takeover Event

This is a series introducing all authors who have agreed to participate in the Facebook Author Takeover Event on September 30, 2017:

  1. Megan Cassidy – is an author and English professor from Lockport, NY currently teaching at Schenectady County Community College. Her first book, Always, Jessie, a young adult novel inspired by Megan’s own ten-year struggle with eating disorders and exercise addiction and the treatment she received, will be published by Saguaro Books this spring. Megan’s short work has been featured in Pilcrow & Dagger, Wordhaus, and Gilded Serpent Magazine.  When not reading, writing, or teaching, Megan can be found painting, kayaking, hiking, belly dancing, and exploring New York’s Capital Region.

Jessie is an ambitious but lonely high school junior struggling with EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified), a disorder which takes on various features of anorexia, bulimia, and exercise addiction. Burdened with pressures from school, peers, and the responsibility of caring for two younger sisters, Jessie tries to control the chaos through her disorder, but finds herself becoming even more isolated and depressed. After a life-threatening incident sends her to the hospital, Jessie’s family confronts her; she admits she has a problem and agrees to enter a residential treatment facility.

Keywords:

Eating disorder, health, self-image, diary ,treatment

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Labels: Author Take Over, authors, books, Event, Facebook, fiction, Saguaro Books, writing

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