Tuesday, August 8, 2017



Authored by Margaret Panofsky

Sequoyah Morgan Hummingbird hates his name, his orphaned childhood in a Cherokee residential school, and just about everything else about himself. And he's different, living on the edge of reality where sharing thoughts is as natural as breathing. Even worse, the world's two oddest villains, the Moon People, orbit high above the earth in a small satellite where they manipulate him into doing their bidding. Why? They've seen World War III and humankind's fiery end. Soon Sequoyah hits rock bottom-but there are others like him who can help. In this epic tale of self-discovery, Sequoyah joins three families to sweep across continents and millennia. Serious questions about war and racism lie beneath the surface of this thought-provoking, attention-grabbing story, written with humor, satire, sensuality, and pathos.

"The Last Shade Tree takes readers on an enlightening journey across time and around the world. The profound narrative, expressive writing, and wholly original concept are sure to intrigue and please a vast audience." ~Alex Mcle

About the author:
Margaret Panofsky grew up surrounded by Northern California's live oak trees and golden wild-oat grass, but abandoned what's left of that idyllic beauty to live in New York City. She is a musician who plays the viola da gamba and is founder and director of New York University's The Teares of the Muses, a consort of viols. After years of playing Renaissance and Baroque music, she believes that her first novel has a definite musical lilt. Visit: www.lastshadetree.com 

Monday, August 7, 2017



Authored by Darbie Andrews

Fifteen-year-old Clarissa Cruz must cope with the disturbing behavior of a mother who pursues male compansionship at any cost. Chaos at home leads Clarissa into touble at school, with her stepfather, and with the law. She does a stint in Juvenile Hall, watches her brother Miguel get taken into custody by Child Protective Services, and navigates the twists and turns of first love. And if that isn't enough, shocking secrets are revealed as Clarissa tries to contact her biological father in time to invite him to her QuinceaƱera.

 About the author:
Darbie Andrews is a single parent of two, a bilingual high school teacher, Zumba instructor, and teen counselor in northern California. Her publication credits include Chicken Soup for the Soul - Curvy and Confident. Darbie loves working with youth and creating innovative ways to reach them.