Author Alley 2023

Academia Can Be Murder

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Ah-Choo!

Ah-Choo!

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I asked my mom if I could have
a pet, or even two.

But every time I brought one home,
my sister went

Ah-Choo!

When hunting for his new best friend, a boy goes through an alphabetical menagerie of animals. From an antelope, to bobolink birds, to wolves and zebras--and of course, a cat and dog, too--he brings them all home. But each creature just makes his sister go AH-CHOO! Will he ever be able to have the perfect pet?

All Roads to the Heart

All Roads to the Heart

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Amelia Marie Bel Rose

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BELLA LOVES HER UMBRELLA

BELLA LOVES HER UMBRELLA

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Step into Bella's magical world with her very special umbrella!


Have you ever loved something so much that other people thought was just ordinary? Bella LOVES her umbrella and shows us just how one girl's colorful imagination can turn an ordinary umbrella into much, much more! Join Bella on her journey as her umbrella takes her through the highs and lows of life and see why her love for her special umbrella will never go away!

Blue Paints My World

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Breath Before Drowning

Breath Before Drowning

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Isolde and her family relocated from their native Ireland in hopes of a better life in the small-town of Warwick, Rhode Island. As a social outcast, Isolde is no stranger to being a loner or seeking solace in the woods near her family's home. However, when there is an attack at a casual Friday night football game she is forced out of the shadows and into the limelight setting tongues wagging. With her memory distorted, she must work quickly to recover the missing pieces from that night or risk unrelenting torment. In an attempt to protect her family from scandal, she struggles to conceal evidence from that night straining the family bond she once so carefully protected. Armed with a curious mind and the support of an unlikely ally, she is determined to restore the balance within her family and solve the mystery that now consumes her every thought.
Calm Down Already!: A Practic Guide to Using Meditation and Reiki During Early Childhood Education (Calm Down Already!)

Calm Down Already!: A Practical Guide to Using Meditation and Reiki During Early Childhood Education

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This is an interactive book that introduces to early childhood, elementary teachers, home care providers, and parents, the tools needed to successfully promote a harmonic environment using unconventional techniques such as: positive affirmations, meditation, Reiki, soothing sounds, and various relaxation techniques which could be incorporated into both the classrooms and households.
CLEAN TIME: THE TRUE STORY OF

CLEAN TIME: THE TRUE STORY OF

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"Ben Gwin writes like F. Scott Fitzgerald high on meth and Clean Time is The Great Gatsbyfor a generation that thinks fame is the answer to every question."
-LORI JAKIELA, Portrait of the Artist as a Bingo Worker

"A vivid portrait of life in the druggy demimonde of petty scams, aimless loafing erupting in sudden violence, and epic pharmaceutical hangovers." -PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Framed as the drug-addled memoir of addict-turned-reality TV star Ronald Reagan Middleton (annotated and published by floundering doctoral candidate Harold Swanger), Clean Time is a darkly comic satire set in a near-future America ravaged by addiction. In this sprawling and ambitious debut novel, Ben Gwin masterfully balances farce and irony with a genuine compassion for the large cast of characters that fumble through a nightmarish and all-too-familiar version of America.

Cleveland Noir

Cleveland Noir

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Cleveland Noir joins Columbus Noir as the Akashic Noir Series continues its tour of Ohio, and navigates the dregs of the North Shore

Featuring brand-new stories by: Jill Bialosky, Thrity Umrigar, Michael Ruhlman, Daniel Stashower, D.M. Pulley, J.D. Belcher, Alex DiFrancesco, Miesha Wilson Headen, Abby L. Vandiver, Sam Conrad, Angela Crook, Susan Petrone, Paula McLain, Dana McSwain, and Mary Grimm.

From the editors' introduction:

"Cleveland is a working-class town, though its great institutions were founded by twentieth-century robber barons and magnates . . . It's this mix of the wealthy and the working class that makes this city--an urban center of brick and girders surrounded by verdant suburbs--a perfect backdrop for lawlessness. Cleveland has certainly seen its share of high-profile crime. Eliot Ness, Cleveland's director of public safety in the 1930s, hunted unsuccessfully for the 'torso murderer' who killed and dismembered twelve people in Kingsbury Run, the area now known as the Flats, then populated by bars, brothels, flophouses, and gambling dens. The famous disappearance of Beverly Potts in the early 1950s on Cleveland's west side made national headlines. The sensational murder of Marilyn Sheppard in Bay Village and the imprisonment and eventual acquittal of her husband, the surgeon Sam Sheppard, became the basis for a popular television drama The Fugitive . . . The noir stories in this volume hit all these same notes, and their geographies reflect the history of the city and its politics, its laws, poverty, alienation, racism, crime, and violence."