Just Try It Wyatt and Please Be Quiet Wyatt by Kelsey Fox

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“Wyatt did not like to try new things…”

In this adorable first installment of “The Adventures of Wyatt” series by Kelsey Fox, Wyatt learns that it can actually be fun to try new things. Full of stunning artwork by illustrator Cheyanne Luna, this short story follows the heartwarming tale of a little fox who “knows what he likes” and is stuck in the same routine. But when things suddenly start going differently, will he try something new? Continue reading “Just Try It Wyatt and Please Be Quiet Wyatt by Kelsey Fox”

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Featured Book: Critters of Cedar Hill: A Collection of Stories by Marta Kastner, Anne Weede

27434177In her book, Critters of Cedar Hill: A Collection of Stories, author Marta Kastner regales readers with stories of the creatures that make Cedar Hill their home. The stories are accompanied by whimsical pen and ink illustrations by artist Anne Weede.

Cedar Hill, both a house and a place, is a historic old farm on a modest hill spotted with cedars. All told it is about fifty acres of pasture and garden—enough space for all kinds of critters to call home. The largest and most visible creatures are the cows. The smallest are the many bugs and assorted insects. In between are animals of all sorts—from birds, squirrels, groundhogs and skunks to snakes, frogs, mice and deer. However, of all the creatures, the family dogs get most of the attention because they are constantly underfoot.

As you read these stories of the critters of Cedar Hill, Marta Kastner’s dry wit and descriptive style will have you taking a much closer look at the critters in and around your home, and you may recall stories of your own. Your dog may have battled with a skunk. Or you may have found a groundhog in a tree. Or perhaps a large black snake appeared in your kitchen one day. These stories, and more, will entertain you as you read this book.
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Featured Book: The Sparkle In Her Eyes by Aileen Friedman

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The Sparkle in Her Eyes

Plus Six more Short Stories

The devastating disease, Alzheimer’s, that ravaged her mother, left the author, Aileen Friedman, inspired to share her emotional roller-coaster ride. A heartfelt and non-fictional short story told from the depths of her heart also includes humorous encounters with other residents of the home in which her mother spent her remaining days.

Included are six more short stories, all designed to encourage and inspire the reader. From the story about a beautiful but selfish model who loses everything in an accident, to an actress who finds true love on an airplane, and an alcoholic who returns to her hometown for a school reunion.

The reader will also meet a woman whose life is changed when renovating a house, an elderly lady who returns home after sixty years and who is haunted by her past, and a young lady who by discovering a cozy bookstore discovers much more.
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Short Stories From The Heart by H. C. Heartland

In this collection of 8 short stories, H. C. Heartland takes the reader on a multitude of adventures, from the charming romance of Courage in a cup of coffee and Falling asleep at midnight, to the humorous Chicken Pox Revenge, to the heartwarming tale, A morning to meander.

This wide array of stories also includes a sci-fi story in The Kitty Incident, and covers a diverse range of settings, from farmsteads of rural America, to places as far away as the island of Madagascar.

Full of quirky characters, beautiful landscapes, and heartwarming moments, these stories will both encourage and inspire you. Heartland has the remarkable ability to capture those still, quiet moments in life that hold the most meaning- from an old man teaching a young boy to skip stones (A morning to meander), to a loyal house maid who grieves the loss of her employer and dear friend by falling asleep in his favorite chair (Lanto). Continue reading “Short Stories From The Heart by H. C. Heartland”