Saturday, March 22, 2014

Nine Lives

Authored by Tom Gumbert, April Kautzman

"Have you ever looked at a shooting star and wondered where it came from, how far it has traveled, and how much farther it has yet to go before its journey ends?
I have come to believe that my time spent on this earth was for a purpose greater than I myself could ever have imagined.
I am a cat."
In Nine Lives, authors April Kautzman and Tom Gumbert explore the historical application of tolerance and intolerance through the ages from ancient Egypt to a new beginning for mankind as witnessed by a cat through nine unforgettable lives.
As our narrator takes us through this remarkable journey, it reminds us ...
"Chief Dan George, a very wise man, once said, 'If you talk to the animals, they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them, you will not know them, and what you do not know, you will fear. What one fears, one destroys.'
Talk with me so that i may share my journey with you and we may know one another.

 About the author:
Tom Gumbert lives near Cincinnati, OH with his wife Andrea (Andy) in a log home overlooking the Ohio River, in an area that was an active part of the Underground Railroad. Operations Manager by day, he has been writing for over a decade with an eclectic taste in what he reads and writes.

April Kautzman was born and raised in southwestern Ohio. She and her husband Phil reside with their cat and two crazy dogs near Cincinnati. In addition to writing, medieval history is one of her passions and it's on her bucket list to visit the Tower of London and as many castle ruins as she can find in the United Kingdom. She has known co-author Tom Gumbert for many years and was thrilled when he asked her to collaborate on Nine Lives. This is her first published work.

First American Back

Authored by Abe F. March

First American Back is a story about the author's entrepreneurial pursuits that took him to Beirut, Lebanon. He got caught up in Lebanon's civil war that led to his abduction and financial disaster. He departed Lebanon when the civil war's 27th cease-fire failed to hold. Trying to recoup his losses, he returned one year later and was hailed as "The First American Back" by a British journalist. His travels throughout the Middle East reveal the difficulties encountered by westerners doing business in that region along with misconceptions associated with their culture. His thoughts and concerns are as relevant today as when they were first written.

About the author:
I am retired and live in a small town in South West Germany's wine region. I am a member of the Men's choir; I help out with the wine harvest, and enjoy hiking. My wife Gisela enjoys gardening, sings in the Church Choir and is an avid reader.
My three children all received their Bachelor's degree from Penn State University. My youngest daughter Caroline further received her Master's degree from Duke University. She is married, has two children and lives in Virginia. My daughter Christine is married and lives in Germany. Duane received his Masters Degree from UNC at Chapel Hill and his Doctors degree in ancient history from the University of California Berkeley. He is still single and lives in Germany.
Be sure to check out my other novels: THEY PLOTTED REVENGE AGAINST AMERICA and Journey Into The Past. 

Another Stone to Carry

In the small Midwestern town of Bear River, soft-spoken, shy, Kassandra Hayes lives a very sheltered life governed by the church and her goal to become a missionary. Things drastically change when she is sexually assaulted and her life begins spinning out of control.
To numb the pain she runs away and finds herself homeless in Chicago. For years, she embraces a life of exotic dancing, drugs, and sexual bartering until an unexpected encounter with an old friend lands her back home where she is brought back to the fold.
Her congregation embraces their prodigal daughter, and she acts and dresses the part, but her story is just beginning. Torn between desire and conventional morality, she goes on another journey of self-discovery and finds love in the most unexpected place, shocking the town and herself.

About the Author

Seraphina Nova received her BA in English/Theater from Concordia University in the Twin Cities, and went on to earn an MFA degree, in Dramatic Writing, from Smith College in Massachusetts. She also received a second MFA degree, in Directing, from the University of Idaho. She has travelled all over the world, worked as a volunteer teacher and AIDS worker in South Africa and Kenya, and she’s had several of her plays produced across the country. She currently teaches graduate Literary Theory at Tiffin University and Composition and Film and at several other colleges. She resides in Minneapolis.

Monday, March 3, 2014



The soul is eternal, and no more so than in Steve Lindahl's White Horse Regressions, the story of a group of individuals destined to share their lives throughout time, be it in ancient China during the Han dynasty, in 19th Century London during Jack the Ripper's reign of terror, or in a small town rocked by murder in present-day Vermont. It's been almost a year since Hannah Hersman's girlfriend was killed, and the police still have no leads, no suspects, and no one in custody. Undeterred and longing for closure, Hannah calls in Glen Wiley, a renowned hypnotist, as a last resort. Glen quickly discovers that in a past life Hannah was a prostitute in Victorian London named Rose and her girlfriend was Annie Chapman, a victim of Jack the Ripper. In fact, many of Hannah's friends and acquaintances were similarly connected to her, not just in then London but in multiple lives and multiple places throughout history. And, in all these incarnations, their existence is tied to a murderous plot that Hannah and Glen must uncover to ensure their future lives can avoid the pain and misery of losing their loved ones.

"White Horse Regressions is a compelling supernatural thriller that drops you down the rabbit hole and spits you out into the filthy streets of a not-too-long-ago London, the palatial estates of a long-forgotten China, and the seedy underbelly of small-town America." ~Patrick Lafferty, author of Anno Domina, Thinking Out of the Box, and Miller Time

About the Author

White Horse Regressions is the second novel in Steve Lindahl’s past life mysteries series. The first, Motherless Soul, is also published by All Things That Matter Press. Steve has published short fiction in Space and Time, The Alaska Quarterly, The Wisconsin Review, Eclipse, Ellipsis and Red Wheelbarrow. He served for five years as an associate editor on the staff of The Crescent Review, a literary magazine he co-founded. His Theater Arts background has helped nurture a love for intricate characters in complex situations which is evident in his writing. Steve and his wife Toni live and work together outside of Greensboro, North Carolina. They have two adult children, Nicole and Erik.