Category Archives: Writer/Author

Adveture’s of Frank DaPug

1 Frank DaPug

I am a writer and my book “Adventure’s of Frank DaPug” is an anthology of animal stories told though the eyes of me, Frank DaPug. I am member of a Snowbirding family and enjoys life on the open road in our fifth wheel dog house.

This is my first book of many more to come and I will be donating 10% of all sales to one of the three dog Rescue groups listed in my book. This is my way of helping out my four-legged friends.

I believe in and support many Rescue Groups all across the United States and donate whenever I can. I have had animals all my life. These three are one I help allot, maybe you can too.

Pugs For PINKY Foundation

Raises money to help sick pugs and their people with high medical costs. They started their foundation in 2012 after the long time sickness of Pinky from a brain tumor. Lisa (Pinky’s Mom) had Pinky with her 24×7 as the little pug had seizures. Pinky wore a little pink helmet to protect her head all the time and slept in a special crib wearing bells to alert her Mom of problems.

Pugs For Pinky holds actions for fun inexpensive items on facebook and on its website. Come say hello and maybe put in a bid I do as often as I can and have won many fun things.!/PugsForPinky?fref=ts

PJ‘s Small Dog Rescue

Is a not for profit 501(c)3 rescue. The purpose of PJ’s Small Dog Rescue is to foster homeless dogs, spay/neuter them, bring them up-to-date on their shots, de-worm, flea treatment, and microchip them before they are adopted into their new forever homes. We also try to educate the public who have unaltered dogs to the reason why it is so important to spay/neuter their pets as there are far too many unwanted dogs ending up in the shelters/rescues.

We DO NOT adopt our rescue dogs into home with unaltered dogs or cats. We adopt our small dogs to homes mainly in the SACRAMENTO, STOCKTON, ANTIOCH and East Bay surrounding areas, but we will consider adoptions outside our adoption area. We have volunteers located in Sacramento and Isleton areas. These dedicated people volunteer their love, support and hard work and are the best volunteers in the world. We are an all volunteer non-profit small dog rescue and no one receives pay for all the hard work that is so rewarding to us all.

DFW Pug Rescue Club, Inc.

DFWPRC is a 501(c)3 charity organization, and is one of the largest pug rescue organizations in the United States and has rescued and placed over 5,000 huggable, squeezable, absolutely adorable pugs. We rescue approximately 10 pugs a week.

We rescue ALL pugs regardless of age or medical condition. Since we rescue ALL pugs, our veterinary care is our biggest on-going expense and we average approximately $250,000 a year in veterinary expenses. This amount is after our veterinary care clinics provide deep discounts. 100% of all funds donated to DFW Pug Rescue are used to pay for Veterinary care.

Please remember to buy though the Giftsofdawn aStore   you help out Lee & Linda [and of course me] with each purchase large or small … we are in the 99% …

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Posted by on November 30, 2012 in Writer/Author


Deck The Halls…With Dark Angels

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As a fallen Angel of Death, Azrael is cursed to walk the earth alone in search of redemption. One night, as he wanders the streets of New Orleans, he discovers a woman surrounded by panther shifters.  No longer able to contain the anger simmering within, Az summons his dark powers and attacks, determined to protect this innocent human from certain death.

Only Jade Pierce is no delicate flower.  She’s spent years learning to survive and fight the evil forces sent by her ex-lover who refuses to let her go. But after seeing Az in action, she figures she could use a little supernatural help. And so she plans a course of seduction guaranteed to arouse his interest and his angelic passions…

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Posted by on November 28, 2012 in Writer/Author


Author Yvonne Mason

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The eldest of five children, Yvonne was born May 17, 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia. Raised in East Point, Georgia, she moved to Jackson County, Ga. until 2006 then moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida where she currently makes her home.

I have an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, I am a Bounty Hunter and a Published Author.

My first book Stan’s Story, A Touch of Love was released last year, I have just released Tangled Minds. A nove. In September Brilliant Insanity will be released and I am currently working on the Gerard Schaefer story.

The Pink Canary is the latest in the eclectic collection of books written by Yvonne Mason. She can take any subject and make it interesting to the reader. This latest work of fiction has two characters based on real people but the action and laughter are pure fiction. It is a great read and for anyone who loves drag or drag queens it is a must read.



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Posted by on September 27, 2012 in Writer/Author


Gary D. Henry

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Why Do IWrite?Some write for the grandeur of thinking your writings might be the next classic novel or maybe the potential of seeing the words you wrote presented on the silver screen. Possibly the money you hope you will amass with a perceived talent is the goal? These things are quite possible if one of your novels shook the world’s imagination.

Might I suggest another reason? The absolute pleasure of knowing in a hundred years, when we all are dust, a reader will pick up a book written by you and be fascinated by a story which makes them believe in the power of words. The novel needn’t be a best seller nor does it need to be written by a well-known, celebrated author. Taking a someone to the point where they shed a tear, laugh or long for a time when life was a little bit better, transcends generations.

To a future reader, the book would be a window to another era or an unread adventure longing to be lived. New discoveries in the next century will difficult to find. A tome from an obscure author from an earlier time who plied his thoughts on paper and hoped people would be affected in one way or another, could be that discovery.

I wonder if the literary genius’ of the past thought of future generations when they penned their extraordinary books? We write for the masses for myriad of reasons, some write for the praise and some for the potential riches associated with their creative thoughts. We all want instant success to validate our efforts in our era but the focus of a writer wanders well beyond their realm. An author writes for an eternity and for the people who can see the fantasy well after his or her present-day audiences have passed.

Should one person pick up a dusty, seldom read novel from a century past, written by a little known and obscure author, then he or she would achieve the greatest accolade ever bestowed upon an author. Remembrance and connecting with not only his generation but generations yet to come. This is the real gift that a writer should remember after their last story is told. A sense of immortality is achieved when a representative of a future time opens a book and turns the pages and takes generation after generation to places where the author always wanted to take them.

So, take heart and write your stories and don’t worry if sales are low or your name is not mentioned along-side the literary great’s. Time will decide whether or not you walk among them. At least this is my hope as a writer and is why I write.

Happily obscure and pleasantly unsung…for now.

Gary D. Henry

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Posted by on September 27, 2012 in Writer/Author


City of Slaughter by Cynthia Drew

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Fourteen-year-old Carsie Akselrod and her younger sister, Lilia, flee the Russian pogroms to live with relatives on New York’s teeming, dangerous Lower East Side. Like many Jewish immigrant Americans in the early 1900s, the girls go to work in sweatshops, eventually taking jobs at the ill-fated Triangle Waist Company, scene of the infamous 1911 industrial fire that claimed the lives of 146 garment workers. Set against Tammany Hall politics and gangland crime, City of Slaughter is a tale of a woman torn by family, faith, and her drive to rise from poverty, succeed in business, and claim her place in New York‘s world of fashion and society.Editorial Reviews

“… an excellent historical fiction novel that focuses on a Jew’s life under Pogrom Russia and in teeming New York. Fans will relish this strong look at the plight, dreams, setbacks and triumph of a Jew who is far from an American princess as she brings a spotlight on the first quarter of the twentieth century.” Midwest Book Reviews

“This rapidly paced novel kept me absorbed from the start as I followed the twists and turns of Carsie’s life. …” Phyllis Levin, Baltimore Jewish Times

“… It can be a challenge to go back in time and see the world through the eyes of another culture but the author has succeeded magnificently. A brilliant work of historical fiction, City of Slaughter is both heartbreaking and hopeful. …” Elena Vidal, Tea at Trianon

“…The author has obviously done her research; readers of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle will recognize this world…this is an interesting read. The strong theme of self-actualization will appeal to many female readers.” Historical Novels Review

“…Carsie (Akselrod) exemplifies a stubborn will to survive and succeed. The author employs much colorful detail in painting her characters and the historic time and setting.” ~ Jewish Book Council

“Bitter truths, sweet moments, and the gamut of human emotion thread together in Drew’s stark, detailed debut.. . . Taking on themes of women’s equality, parity for workers, and the role of immigrants in shaping their new countries, Drew stitches together a tale that will stun readers with what the human heart can withstand while never losing faith that hope lies just around the corner.” – Booklist

“This richly-textured, meticulously-researched novel is as expansive as it is exhilarating. With elegant language and immense energy, Drew creates a world in which hope is never entirely lost.” — Judy Goldman, Early Leaving

About the Author

Cynthia Drew’s short stories have appeared in many literary journals, including Perigee, Middle English Review, and Taj Mahal. The winner of Rapid River’s Short Fiction Prize, and Mountainland’s Humor Prize, she teaches Creative Writing at UNC/Asheville’s Reuter Ctr. She worked for several years in New York’s garment district, where she became aware of the sweatshops that even today are peopled by immigrants.


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Posted by on September 27, 2012 in Writer/Author


Bombshell by Mike Faricy

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Dysfunctional, bumbling, crazy babe-magnet Dev Haskell, P.I., becomes the envy of every guy with a heartbeat when he’s hired to watch over a team of gorgeous English roller derby stars. Though he’d rather be standing guard in the shower room, he suddenly finds himself under arrest and found guilty before he’s even charged.     He’s got an attorney who drinks too much, a beautiful woman with a bad attitude, a feisty team of females ready to kill him – and no answers. Bombshell is another fast paced, engrossing suspense thriller from Minnesota‘s master of the bizarre.      CUSTOMER REVIEWSBy NatureRabbi Another hit for Mike Faricy.

Roller Derby?! Really? What fun. Reading Faricy’s Dev Haskell series is always a romp – and always brings me a smile if not a belly laugh. Dev is such a nebish (if he were Jewish) — bumbling along in life, getting into and somehow out of, the weirdest experiences. Just picture our tattered hero, Dev, surrounded by Roller Derby babes, with names like Harlotte Davidson or Helen Killer. As he investigates a stalker, turned killer,our Dev gets hauled in to the police station so many times it’s a wonder he doesn’t have his own desk. How he manages to solve crimes is as amazing to him as it is for the reader. Faricy’s characters are great. No superheroes for him. All sort of gently broken – few you would proudly take home to mother. I enjoy reading Faricy when I am looking for guaranteed entertainment and a fun mystery. I look forward to his next book. Always a good time.


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Posted by on September 20, 2012 in Writer/Author


Lost and Found by Amy Shojai

Lost and Found by Amy Shojai.

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Posted by on September 17, 2012 in Writer/Author

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