“ I give 25 Years in the Rearview Mirror: 52 Authors Look Back by Stacy Juba a definite A+!” Emeraldfire's Bookmark
“These short, autobiographical stories are variously interesting, entertaining, enlightening, and all the other adjectives sometimes used to describe a good tale of this type. They stand on their own. But they also give the reader some exposure to an author they might not be aware of, and what avid reader isn’t on the lookout for that?” Big Al's Books and Pals
Subjects: Free, free books, essay collections, anthology, writing life, inspirational, motivational, biographical, memoirs
Stacy Juba loves to write stories about Characters at a Crossroads: individuals who are finding themselves and getting on the right life path after overcoming obstacles. She has made numerous bestseller lists including GalleyCat’s Mystery and Thriller Bestsellers. Stacy has written about reality TV contestants targeted by a killer, an obit writer investigating a cold case, teen psychics who control minds, twin high school hockey stars battling on the ice, and teddy bears learning to raise the U.S. flag. Browse her website for more information on her mystery, romance, and contemporary fiction books for adults, teens and children.
“Is there more to this murder than a jealous spouse? Juba takes her short mystery to a twist ending that will take you by surprise. Laundry Day includes many extras, including an author interview and several bonus chapters from her novels.” Jacqueline Vick, A Writer's Jumble
“No easy task, Juba crafts a quality, satisfying mystery in an impressively short space.” Book Brouhaha
“This is my first introduction to the cozy mystery genre and it definitely has my interest now.” Curled Up With A Good Book and A Cup of Tea
Subjects: Free, free books, cozy mystery, short story, mystery short story, murder mystery, New England mystery
Using a vast record of original documents and personal narratives, Douglas A. Blackmon unearths the lost stories of slaves and their descendants who journeyed into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation and then back into the shadow of involuntary servitude shortly thereafter. By turns moving, sobering, and shocking, this unprecedented account reveals the stories of those who fought unsuccessfully against the re-emergence of human labor trafficking, the companies that profited most from neoslavery, and the insidious legacy of racism that reverberates today.
"Toasting author Stacy Juba with glass slippers bubbling with champagne! I absolutely LOVE Fooling Around with Cinderella - Stacy's created an enchanting place I want to visit. Fabulous characters, a drop-dead funny, gorgeous heroine (with glasses), some real sisters who need a few good verbal whacks, a nasty villain, and so much more. I loved it and want MORE!"
Elaine Raco Chase, award-winning romance author
-Dan Jones, author of The Plantagenets: The Kings Who Made England
There is an increasing realisation that our knowledge of world history – and how it all fits together – is far from perfect. A Short History of the World aims to fill the big gaps in our historical knowledge with a book that is easy to read and assumes little prior knowledge of past events.
The book does not aim to come up with groundbreaking new theories on why things occurred, but rather gives a broad overview of the generally accepted version of events so that non-historians will feel less ignorant when discussing the past.
While the book covers world history from the Big Bang to the present day, it principally covers key people, events and empires since the dawn of the first civilisations in around 3500 BC. To help readers put events, places and empires into context, the book includes 36 specially commissioned maps to accompany the text.
The result is a book that is reassuringly epic in scope but refreshingly short in length. An excellent place to start to bring your historical knowledge up to scratch!
The second in the LiBREttO series of short stories by
The art world is under siege. Art galleries, museums and
private collections around the world are being targeted by a criminal gang with
a preference for paintings by contemporary artists. But events take a turn for
the worse when a wealthy couple and a top London banker are murdered after
interrupting burglaries at their homes, their art collections taken. International
police forces are baffled. Who – or what – could be behind such a
perfectly planned crime spree?
As events unfold through the pages of the British national
press, the outcome is more bizarre than anyone could have imagined.