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Snapshots: Flash Stories From Random Lives, by Howard Schneider and Mizeta Moon

Snapshots is a collection of forty flash-style fiction stories, half of which are by Howard, the others by Mizeta.

Although some of the stories are from prompts used for writing during Writers Unite sessions at the Hollywood Senior Center, most stem from ideas conjured up independently by the authors. They range over a wide variety of settings, characters, view-points and situations, and range from less than one page up to four.

The collection is a journey through the minds and eyes of a wide variety of characters, providing a momentary glimpse into their divergent worlds.

The stories are perfect for a quick read, anytime, anyplace. Some will bring smiles, others, maybe tears, but all are intended to make you think, or feel, and hopefully will tempt you to read another one.

Snapshots was initially published as an ebook through BookBaby and can be purchased directly from their online bookstore by clicking https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Snapshots3     

The ebook is also available for ebook readers worldwide from: iBooks, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Copia, Gardners Books, Baker & Taylor, eSentral, Scribd, Ciando, EBSCO and Vearsa

The paperback version is now available and can be purchased from the Lulu Publishing Services online bookshop by clicking:  http://www.lulu.com/shop/howard-schneider-and-mizeta-moon/snapshots-flash-stories-from-random-lives/paperback/product-24119288.html    and can be purchased from Amazon by clicking:  https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Snapshots+flash+stories+from+random+lives

Aiiens, Fish Tales & Flying Hooves, by Mizeta Moon

This collection of novellas combines three completely different stories, each with its own unique voice. Kriga is about a psychic detective seeking treasure buried by an alien. Chuck's Salmon Heaven is about the controversy resulting when a man builds a theme park on pristine river-side  land. Railbird is a tale of a hard-working man who makes good in the world of horse racing.

Aliens, Fish Tales & Flying Hooves was published through BookBaby: purchase a copy by clicking https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Aliens,-Fish-Tales-and-Flying-Hooves

It is also available for ebook readers worldwide from: iBooks, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Copia, Gardners Books, Baker & Taylor, eSentral, Scribd, Ciando, EBSCO and Vearsa

 

Embracing Evil, By Mizeta Moon

EMBRACING EVIL is a compelling, fast-moving, evocative suspense novel written and set in Portland, Oregon.

Readers within and interested in the LGBTQ community will find it riveting, as the story line focuses on their daily struggle for equality.

Hatred, bigotry and physical pain are but some of the challenges facing a cast of everyday people targeted for extermination by homophobes. Their fictional lives vividly reflect the sad-but-true state of our society as a whole, and become an inspirational journey of grit, determination and transformation as they seek to extricate themselves from the clutches of dark and menacing forces.

Lizette Fontaine is a cross-dressing ex-Navy Seal that no one should mess with, but somebody does, and what happens then, as bigots try to eliminate members of the LGBT community, challenges Portland's reputation for acceptance of diversity and its "live and let live" way of life.

Anyone believing in their own right to exist as a free agent in a world that stresses conformity will find themselves reading faster and faster to see how the characters resolve issues that they also face.

As a full time cross dresser, Mizeta Moon brings real world experience into a tale that at times will disgust and repel the reader, but in the end leaves one amazed by the strength of the human spirit.

Embracing Evil  is available 
as an ebook from Amazon for Kindle readers for $2.99: click on the following link:  https://www.amazon.com/Embracing-Evil-Mizeta-Moon-ebook/dp/B01LWSAMU0/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_6?keywords=mizeta+moon&qid=1558110527&s=books&sr=1-6-fkmrnull

The ebook, formatted for any e-reader, can also be purchased from Smashwords by clicking: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/756790

Monkey Casserole: 33 Selected Short Stories

By Howard Schneider, Mizeta Moon, and Linda Burk. Monkey Casserole is a delight to the senses, combining humor, pathos and wonder to create a sumptuous feast of 33 entertaining stories: a great diversity of people, animals, places and ideas. The lead story, Monkeys in the Mango Trees by Howard, is set in a rural village in India and showcases the unprecedented accomplishment of a determined young young, Mizeta contributes 15 of her wide-ranging short stories that take us into fascinating worlds of human nature. Linda give us seven stories from her vivid imagination delving into both animal and human behavior.

Monkey Casserole as an eBook can be purchased directly from BookBaby's online bookstore by clicking https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Monkey-Casserole 

It is also available for eBook Readers worldwide from: iBooks, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Copia, Gardners Books, Baker & Taylor, eSentral, Scribd, Ciando, EBSCO and Vearsa.

 

Word Storms, By Mizeta Moon, Howard Schneider, and Silver Gladstar

Word Storms is a collection of short stories, which features Portraits of Carrolltown, a series of vignettes by Mizeta that have an ongoing central theme. There are several flash-fiction stories by Mizeta and Howard, and a multi-chapter serial adventure piece, Wheelchair Power, by Howard. Also included, is Raucous Offerings by Silver Gladstar, the newest addition to SpearPoint's growing family of writers.

To purchase this book from Amazon as the ebook version or the print format, click on https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Word+storms+mizeta+moon&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss:

A print version can be purchased directly from Lulu by clicking on this link:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/howard-schneider-and-mizeta-moon-and-silver-gladstar/word-storms/paperback/product-23221234.html

Survival, by Howard Schneider and Mizeta Moon

Survival is a collection of sixty-two very short stories (50 by Mizeta Moon, 12 by Howard Schneider), some less than a single page, and three longer works. The collection leads off with Howard's post-apocalyptic story "Survival", a multi-chapter tale set in the year 2084 on the northwest coast of Canada. The final story, also a longer one by Howard, is "Dark Mountain", an adventure tale set in current time in the Colorado Rocky mountains where innocent mushroom hunters become entangled with a drug cartel gang and have to fight for their survival. The third longer piece is a futuristic time-travel story by Mizeta, "Long-Term Investment", with some unexpected twists and turns. The stories range over a wide variety of genres, locations, times, and styles; there's something for everybody.

A copy of the print format of this book can be purchased from the Lulu online bookstore by clicking: 

http://www.lulu.com/shop/howard-schneider-and-mizeta-moon/survival/paperback/product-23670991.html

The ebook version can be purchased from Amazon by clicking: 

https://www.amazon.com/Survival-Collected-Fiction-Howard-Schneider-ebook/dp/B07CJLYXZT/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=survival+schneider&qid=1556991406&s=books&sr=1-4

Danger Wears Pantyhose, By Mizeta Moon

By Mizeta Moon. Danger Wears Pantyhose is a collection of 25 stories, three of which are longer format and the other 22 are in the short flash fiction style. The lead story is Naked Aggression, featuring the cross dressing, ex Navy Seal protagonist Lizette Fontaine, who was the heroine of Mizeta's earlier thriller novel Embracing Evil. A second longer tale is about the surprising trials and tribulations of an unlikely pair living in rural America, June Bug and Billy Bob. The third is about the interaction of an inspiring female scientist and an investigative journalist. The flash stories range widely over the full spectrum of human feelings and interactions and offer quick reads for busy people.

Danger Wears Pantyhose can be purchased as an ebook from BookBaby's online bookstore by clicking https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Danger-Wears-Pantyhose or from Amazon by clicking https://www.amazon.com/s?k=danger+wears+pantyhose+mizeta+moon&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss

It can be purchased as a print version from Lulu's online bookstore by clicking http://www.lulu.com/shop/mizeta-moon/danger-wears-pantyhose/paperback/product-23980117.html 

Seeds of Change, By Patricia Morgan

Pat has lived and worked in Turkey, Italy, and South Korea., and now resides in Iowa, where she shares a house with an assortment of adults, cats, and the occasional eight-year-old. She is currently finishing a series of short stories based on her Peace Corps experiences as a teacher in Turkey.

 Seeds of Change, is set in February. 1994 in El Salvador, which is still reeling from ten years of civil war. With six weeks to go before the first free national election, the country is rife with conspiracies and assassinations. Sent to El Salvador on a banking mission, Ray Irving is thrust into the turmoil. Will he survive? Visualizing death at the hands of a firing squad, a mob of armed banditos, or even a throng of irate bank customers, Ray is certain he won’t.

 During his two-week stay, he is kidnapped twice, clashes with a cynical professor from Iowa State University, meets a young  Salvadoran woman looking for her colleague’s murderer, a ten-year-old orphan, and a killer bent on revenge.

Ray learns that an over-active imagination is no substitute for real life, that bravery comes in all shapes and sizes, and that love is possible even for a mouse of a man who tiptoes around the edges of life.

Seeds of change is available as an ebook and in print format from Amazon:

For the ebook version, click https://www.amazon.com/Seeds-Change-Patricia-Morgan-ebook/dp/B0786S1H1C/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1513383302&sr=1-2&keywords=seeds+of+change+morgan .

For the paperback version, click: https://www.amazon.com/Seeds-Change-Pat-Morgan/dp/1724281496?keywords=seeds+of+change+morgan&qid=1539031300&sr=8-4-fkmrnull&ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_4 

45 Pieces of Turkish Delight, By Patricia Morgan

What does it take to be a Peace Corps Volunteer? Idealism? Adaptability? Perseverance? I thought I had what it took when I joined the Peace Corps in 1964 until I came face to face with the reality of living and teaching in Anatolia, Turkey. From my first experience with Turkish cuisine to my attempts to emulate America recipes, from my first meetings with Turks to my final good-byes, these forty-five short stories highlight the ups and downs of a fresh-out-of-college, know-it-all female Volunteer attempting to find her place in the conservative town of Konya, Turkey.

Patricia has lived and worked in Turkey, Italy, and South Korea. She now resides in Iowa, where she shares a house with an assortment of adults, cats, and the occasional eight-year-old. Seeds of Change was Patricia Morgan’s first novel and Turkish Delight is her first collection of memoir stories.

To purchase this ebook at the BookBaby bookstore, click on: https://store.bookbaby.com/book/45-Pieces-of-Turkish-Delight

To purchase this ebook from Amazon, click on: https://www.amazon.com/45-Pieces-Turkish-Delight-Volunteer-ebook/dp/B07Q2YGQG3/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=turkish+delight+morgan&qid=1556989040&s=books&sr=1-1-fkmrnull

The paperback version is available from Amazon by clicking: https://www.amazon.com/Turkish-Delight-Memoirs-Peace-Volunteer/dp/0359736475/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Patricia+Morgan&qid=1570657973&s=books&sr=1-2

The paperback version is available from Lulu by clicking: http://www.lulu.com/shop/patricia-morgan/turkish-delight-memoirs-of-a-peace-corps-volunteer/paperback/product-24237645.html

Fortunate But Fated, By Maurice Posada

Young, well liked, admired, and apparently privileged but in fact ill-fated, Adolf, my elder brother and only sibling, found what saved him, but it eventually doomed him. Though dead in body, Adolf lives on in mind — in my mind. Never before had he flown, but when about thirteen, up he went at an airshow to stunt in a two-winged plane for two, the pilot in one cockpit, he in the other. When he came down, he said, "I want to fly again." A few years later, in England where we grew up, Adolf decided he wanted to be a surgeon. But my father, a business man, wanted him go into the family tradition of business. Upon returning to our hometown of Medellín, Colombia at the age of twenty-two, Adolf, was accepted into a life of social privilege but found no interest in business—to my father's great displeasure. Bored by his lack of prospects, Adolf jumped at the opportunity, provided by the U.S. Government in wartime 1942, to learn in the U.S how to fly commercial airliners so as to replace U.S. commercial pilots in Colombia needed for the U.S. Air Force. After flight school he became a copilot in the Colombian airline. Some five months into Adolf's new career, my separated parents and I, living in the U.S., were stunned to learn by cable that he had died from excessive doses of Atabrine, a common medicine for malaria that had mentally disturbed him nearly to the point of him killing himself. This story is about the true cause of his death and the intrigue surrounding its cover-up. 

The cover image is based on an image of a lone man created by Antoine Art Studio.

Additional Antoine Art Studio creations are shown on their website: www.AntoineArt.com 

The e-book version of Fortunate But Fated is available from BookBaby's online bookstore by clicking:

https://store.bookbaby.com/bookshop/book/index.aspx?bookURL=Fortunate-but-Fated 

Or from Amazon by clicking:

https://www.amazon.com/Fortunate-but-Fated-Concealed-Revealed-ebook/dp/B07RWR7BJ5/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Maurice+Posada&qid=1558102674&s=books&sr=1-1-catcorr