A Selection for You to Peruse
Below are a selection of the works by Authors that we have worked with to get their writing through the publishing process and into the hands of readers.
Feel free to browse and see examples of what we are able to offer to new and experienced writers across a range of genres.
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ME, MYSELF AND MARILYN
“You look just like her!”
An uncanny resemblance to the platinum-blonde star persuades a promising young actress to supplement her income by impersonating Marilyn Monroe, only to find that the spirit of Marilyn has infiltrated her psyche to guide her through the rapids of tumultuous love affairs.
Join the impetuous Kelly Jean Cavanaugh as she recounts her most intimate relationship with Hollywood’s forever-reigning goddess of love.
Winner of the Mariposa Award for Best First Book by an Author and Second Place for Best Latino Focused Fiction Book in the 2015 International Latino Book Awards, and Pulitzer Prize nominated story of one combat veteran’s experience of Vietnam: “Twenty-seven years after I got off the flight home, I realized Nam war was just Raw Man, spelled backwards. I’m pretty raw today.”
FALLING FOR FRANCE
A Foreign Affair Book 1
Ah! France! Where wine and passion flow and flourish—but not without intrigue, and certainly not without consequences.
Welcome to the premier installment of A Foreign Affair, the novels of Nancy Milby. Pour yourself a glass of wine, toss a log on the fire, and lower your defenses. You are about to be seduced.
A Foreign Affair Book 2
Louise Marcel has crossed the pond with a perfect American smile and a flowing Southern accent to study the mystery of medieval architecture in France. What she discovers among the ruins is the ruins of a man, quite literally, who has been beaten and left for dead. Alex Bouvier is on to something … but what? And for whom? Louise must decide if he is more trouble than he is worth. And can he be trusted with her own hidden agenda?
A Foreign Affair Book 3
Gabrielle Walker is lamenting a life unraveling, the result of having loved and trusted a scoundrel, when a letter arrives from the other side of the world declaring that a distant cousin she had never met has bequeathed her an estate in
the heart of the Dordogne River Valley in France.
A Foreign Affair Book 4
Etienne is the Interpol cyber-sleuth whose current case is to connect those elusive dots that indicate the perfect crime is about to be perpetrated against France’s most sacred wine industry. The bad guys are as ruthless as they are brilliant. Murder is on their tool bar and in their tool box. A click away.
THE COFFEE SHOP CHRONICLES
Volume 1 – Oh the Places I Have Bean
A Word with You Press has assembled this selection of memoirs, essays, short stories and poems about coffee because we know that you can’t get enough of that magical, enlivening brew. You love to drink it, you love to think about drinking it, and you love to drink it while thinking about it. Sure, there are plenty of books dedicated to the beautiful, brown-black bean, but nothing like what you hold in your hands.
in the hope that you’ll come in…
A book of traditional Americana poetry similar in style to Robert Frost.
Winner of the 2012 San Diego Book Awards – Poetry
The Sky is Not the Limit
and Other Selected Poems
As every caterpillar knows, the sky is the limit; as every butterfly knows, that is a lie. When Robert Sedgwick emerged from his poet-cocoon, later in life than most, is very first flight resulted in winning the coveted Best Poetry award for “Left Unlatched” at the San Diego Book Awards. Delicate in flight, certain in purpose, Robert’s newest collection defies gravity, and colors the air with the flutter of wings. Enjoy!
Clipping the Wings of Chronos
This is the third volume of poetry from an award winning poet who proves that passion and sensitivity do not diminish with aging. Vibrant, loving, sensuous, seductive, and smart offerings from an octogenarian still on the left side of his prime as a writer. Reflective and generous of spirit, and a poignant excavation of the human condition. It will inspire the reader to discover that aging is malleable within the heart of the enlightened, as this poet truly is. In fact, in Robert Sedgwick, Chronos has met his match.
THE GIFT OF AN IMAGINARY GIRL
Coco and Other Stories
In this collection of magical realism tales, award-winning author and artist Kristy Webster offers hope and inspiration to those who never really imagined they fit in. Coco is the name a young girl assigns to her deformity, a third arm with which she is born. Coco is able to transform despair into joy, and impact an entire village, effusing everyone with hope and inspiration, until Coco’s own transformation takes place.
Other stories are equally fantastical, and are illustrated by the artist.
PROFESSOR McFARLAND IN REEL TIME:
Poems and Prose of an Angler
If you ever had any doubts that fishing is an art form, put on your wading boots and step lightly into the stream with Professor Ron McFarland. If you must speak, then whisper, better to hear the hum of the line made taut by the pull of a trout.For half a century Ron has had two passions: his beloved fishing, and the romance of the English language, expressed as a lifelong career teaching literature and writing. These two endeavors do not compete for his attention; rather, they complement each other.
THE BOY WITH A TORN HAT
A finalist in the 2010 USA Book Awards for Literary Fiction
“Henry Miller meets Bob Dylan in this coming of age romp played out in the twisted alleyways and smoky beer halls of Heidelberg. Sully is a cunning wordsmith and master of bringing music to art and art to language. Excessive, expressive, lusty, and once in a blue metaphor—profound. Here is what I mean: ‘Some women are imprisoned like a tongue in a bell—they swing violently but unnoticed until the moment of contact with the bronze perimeter of their existence—and then the sound they make astonishes us its power and pain and beauty, and its immediacy’—Wunderbar”
-Jonathan Freedman, Pulitzer Prize winner
FIRE IN THE BELLY
How to write your novel with Purpose and Passion
As the author of this tutorial, I hope you share my belief in the power and beauty of the written word. I’m convinced that by writing your story skillfully, with honesty and artistry, you serve our basic human need to connect to one another. Using my experience and acquired knowledge to liberate and develop your innate potential as a writer is my pleasure and duty, my purpose and my passion, my fire in the belly.
Avalon–the Celtic word for Paradise, lies just 26 miles from Los Angeles on Catalina Island. Aaron and Melissa are a young Adam-and-Eve who discard the life in the fast lane for a Spartan existence on the far side of the island to fish for lobster, and live on their boat. It’s almost Avalon, but not quite. Living the life they imagined–it’s NOT the life they imagined. Aaron is convinced that just a few good days of fishing will change everything, while Melissa is aware that everything needs to change. Can their love survive? They inhabit the same dream, but only one of them will awaken from it.
Thornton Sully and Mike Caspar
THE SING SONG CHILD:
A Love Story
At a time–five hundred years ago and in medieval Europe–being disabled was not a condition, but a curse. Young Andrew’s limbs will not support him, and his words are almost incomprehensible when he struggles to speak.
But have faith and don’t count him out!
Andrew, the sing song child, may yet prevail.
Thornton Sully and Mike Caspar
THE STONE THROWER
A Short Story Collection
A collection of short stories centers on the time of Jesus. The first tale in this volume begins with a carpenter with a withered hand. Although the man did well for himself, at one point he angered the wrong Pharisee and people began to wonder if his deformity was a curse from God. When the carpenter meets Jesus, his hand is miraculously healed. The story has its origins in the Gospel of Mark, and most ofthe other tales here also have their bases in the New Testament.
THE ART OF DIPLOMACY
The illustrated biography of Prince Tokugawa
This biography celebrates one of the great international statesmen of his time. Prince Tokugawa Iesato (1863-1940) (aka Prince Iyesato Tokugawa) was an adept diplomat and devoted humanitarian who served as a cultural and political bridge between the East and the West. While doing so, he also supported mutual respect within Asia. Tokugawa found creative ways to share his love of the arts, music, science, and nature to bring nations together in friendship and understanding.
THE EMPEROR AND THE SPY
The Secret Alliance to Prevent World War II
Sixty-five years after World War II, President Barack Obama awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to those who had served under Colonel Mashbir’s command.
The Emperor and the Spy, is based on and inspired by the author’s acquisition of Colonel Mashbir’s never-before-revealed intimate letters, secret official documents, and photographs. It is a rare occasion when the personal papers of a spy come to light!
THE ART OF PEACE
Heir to the Last Shogun of Japan
This biography celebrates the life of one of the great statesmen of his time, who, if not for his untimely death, would have prevented Japan joining the Axis Powers in World War Two.
Prince Iyesato Tokugawa (1863-1940) was an amazing Japanese diplomat and humanitarian, who devoted his life to serving as a cultural and political bridge between the East and the West, while also supporting mutual respect within Asia.
Thomas Bladen Thriller 1.
Do you love gripping espionage thrillers full of great twists and plenty of action? Meet Thomas Blade. Smart, sardonic, and in mortal danger.
The woman he’s always loved is threatened . . .
Thomas Bladen works in surveillance for a shadowy unit of the British government. During a routine operation, he sees a shooting which will expose a world of corruption and lies.
LINE OF SIGHT
Thomas Bladen Thriller 2.
A young woman lies dead at an army base. Was it really an accident?
Thomas Bladen works in surveillance for a shadowy unit of the British government. When Amy Johanson is killed during a weapons test, Thomas and his partner Karl are determined to get to the bottom of it.
But they are thwarted by dangerous and powerful forces. Thomas’s on-again, off-again girlfriend Miranda and her family are once again put in harm’s way.
Can Thomas get justice for Amy while navigating the shifting sands of espionage, big business, and the mystery of Karl’s past?
CAUSE & EFFECT
Thomas Bladen Thriller 3.
A random attack on a child and a clinical assassination thrust Thomas Bladen into a dark conspiracy.
Thomas Bladen works in surveillance for a shadowy unit of the British government. But just when he thought things had settled down, his girlfriend Miranda’s father calls in a favour.
Thomas must investigate an attack on the loved one of a drug dealer. As he delves deeper he finds out the truth about Miranda’s past and his investigation will take him to the heart of the shadow state and endanger everyone Thomas cares about.
An edge-of-your-seat thriller that takes you on an exciting journey through the dark streets of London.
Thomas Bladen Thriller 4.
A CAR IS BEING STOLEN . . . IN THE BACK SEAT IS A BABY. BUT SOMEONE IS WATCHING THE CRIME TAKING PLACE.
Spy Thomas Bladen has the car thief under surveillance and he has a split-second to choose what to do next. His intervention leads him on a deadly trail . . .
Meanwhile Thomas’s partner Karl is reunited with a very dangerous man: his father. And the Shadow State gives Thomas a choice between exposing a defector and his life being wrecked.
Thomas probes deeper into the abduction, uncovering more about the dangerous group known as the Shadow State. They are pulling the strings of both criminal and government interests. And Thomas’s girlfriend Miranda once more gets involved.
Thomas Bladen Thriller 5.
LONDON COMES UNDER ATTACK AND BLADEN’S LIFE IS FALLING APART.
As the security services scramble to deal with the aftermath of a coordinated terror attack, undercover operative Thomas Bladen is in deep trouble. His department has been taken over by MI5, his girlfriend’s gone, and he’s “lost” a handgun during surveillance of a high-profile politician.
Then two of his senior colleagues disappear. Who’s taken them and why? Bladen’s search for answers is blocked at every turn. Is there a double agent in his team?
In a thrilling conclusion, Bladen must face his doubts and put his life at risk against forces whose allegiance is unclear. This is the reckoning.