Sneak Peek: Awakening in the Northwest Territories

awakeningToday we have a sneak peek from the memoir by Alastair Henry: Awakening in the Northwest Territories.

“Awakening in the Northwest Territories” is a humorous, episodic and intriguing tale of one man’s search for fulfillment. Although the book spans sixty years, the core of the story takes place in a remote location in Canada’s far north with a small First Nations band, where Alastair Henry, disillusioned with the passivity of retirement, went in search of adventure and a greater meaning to life. Cultural differences and a challenging environment ignited fresh perspectives, inspired a new way of life and fueled his soul searching. The memoir takes the reader on a roller coaster ride of hilarious and frightening situations, which resulted in his “awakenings.”

Awakening in the Northwest Territories is available through and Amazon UK.

Here is an excerpt from Awakening in the Northwest Territories

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Book Brief: Life First

Life FirstLife First
by RJ Crayton
Genre: Dystopian thriller
Word count: ~90,000

Strong-willed Kelsey Reed must escape tonight or tomorrow her government will take her kidney and give it to someone else.

In this future forged by survivors of pandemics that wiped out 80 percent of the world’s population, life is valued above all else. The mentally ill are sterilized, abortions are illegal and those who refuse to donate an organ when told are sentenced to death.

Determined not to give up her kidney or die, Kelsey enlists the help of her boyfriend Luke and a dodgy doctor to escape. The trio must disable the tracking chip in her arm for her to flee undetected. If they fail, Kelsey will be stripped of everything.

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Flash Fiction Challenge: Maureen the Christmas Moose

peeping moose maine 1997That’s Maureen peeking from between the trees there. She’s a little bit of a Christmas cookie fiend.

Every Christmas, Maureen follows old Santa on his route, and if he doesn’t eat all the cookies left behind for him, Maureen comes in and cleans up any remainders.

She always figured there was no harm in it and she was sure the old elf knew anyway. He always seemed to leave one or two cookies untouched.

One year, as Maureen was following along well behind the sleigh, she noticed Santa’s sack had developed a tear and some of the toys were falling out. Oh no! Santa didn’t seem to notice. Some of the children might not get their presents! Continue reading “Flash Fiction Challenge: Maureen the Christmas Moose”

The Trading Post

Indie authors are responsible for every aspect of production. For us, it doesn’t stop with typing “THE END” and sending the manuscript off to some intern.

The cover design, book description, interior formatting, proofing, and editing are our responsibilities as well. We have to either do it ourselves, pay someone to do it for us, or trade services with someone who has an area of expertise we lack.

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