In INSPIRE ME: RAW, Sonia Iris Lozada reveals the unspoken hidden moments, speaking courage and faith for all to move on. Traveling through the lands of her life from Chicago to Los Angeles, Lozada’s unique bi-cultural perspective captures incidents and images of rough terrain with honesty and wry acceptance. As a singer and performer, she moves her words through the body and soul; and by giving a glimpse into our spirits’ reconciliation with difficult days, her deft words lighten all our paths.
“A rollicking, big-hearted tale, full of laughter, bravery and unflinching humanity.”
~ Emily Kiernan, The Great Divide
A Boomer, an Xer, and a Millennial walk into a book and ask: “Are friends really `the family we choose for ourselves?’ And how cool is cool, really?”
Meet Hammerhead Hirsch, a charismatic middle-aged boho known in the 60s as The Pugilist Poet for his Golden Gloves boxing crown and Beat poetry chops. Thirty years later Head has become a first-time father, and his joy is immense—until the mom bolts. Can Head last fifteen rounds as a single dad with a paltry income, scanty prospects, biting demons, and a “ball-and-chain” kid? The tale is told by a worshipful youth who accompanies Head and his son on a turbulent yet often hilarious
“Prose that zings, swings and frequently sings.” ~ Tracy DeBrincat, Hollywood Buckaroo
“Funny, sad, relatable and engrossing.” ~ Stephen D. Gutierrez, American Book Award
“With unflinching honesty, humor and a keen eye for detail, Sindell brings unforgettable characters to life.” ~ Martin McCaw, The Low Road
Welcome to Mozzi’s world!
MOZZI PRESENTS: LOVE AND OTHER VALUES is the first book in “VALUES FOR A GOOD LIFE” Kids rhyme Series.
Mozzi is an optimistic dog with a unique look and a sensitive, loving spirit.
He lives in a village with his human family, surrounded by friends, nature, and love.
Your kids will be delighted by Mozzi’s sweet personality, the rhymes, and the colorful illustrations, while at the same time, they’ll absorb wonderful values for life, like love, family, responsibility, patience, courage, acceptance, giving, and compassion … as dogs can teach us how to live lives that are full of happiness, positivity, and self-actualization.
It’s a fantastic book for children to not only learn how wonderful and valuable it can be to have pets in our lives, but to learn about the importance of friendship, trust and respect.
The books in the series are suitable as Read-Aloud Books for preschoolers or Self-reading books for beginners.
Virgil is a royally bred foxhound. However, he refuses to hunt foxes or anything else for that matter. The Master of Hounds treats him quite cruelly. Virgil takes it in stride and stays true to himself. On one particular hunt, Virgil did what he always does. The hounds went one way and Virgil went the opposite way. The Mater of Hounds sends one of the huntsmen after Virgil and tells him to tie his whip to Virgil’s collar and drag him back. But when the huntsman finds him, Virgil teaches the huntsman a valuable lesson about compassion for all living things. This is a children’s book for all ages.
In the early 1950’s four 1st Nation’s children are taken to the Indian Residential School in Ft. Providence, NWT. Two believe this will be a good thing. The other pair are older, almost grown, and so far they’ve avoided white man’s school. On a visit to town, however, they are captured by Indian Agents. A winter of suffering and abuse follows, for the school’s mission is to “Kill the Indian inside the child.” Sascho, the oldest boy, makes a plan to escape. They will have to travel 800 kilometers through wilderness, living off the land, always hoping to reconnect with their nomadic family before the snow flies again. Based on actual stories of residential school survivors, “Fly Away Snowgoose” is a “Walkabout,” an adventure rich in danger, beauty, mystery, courage and love.
A dying man craves the time he has lost. Written as a long rhyming poem, Say Not “What If” recounts his journey and the consequences of the choices he makes in a desperate desire to stay alive. Exceptionally easy to read and understand, many readers have praised the power and thought provoking nature of this unique story. What would you do for more time?
“This was a lyrical masterpiece! Very deep with an important life lesson woven in. Excellent from start to finish, and highly recommended by me.”
“This literary work is something incredibly special. I highly recommend this book, and hope that its life lessons will stay with us for the rest of our journey.”
“The paradox of a man’s dying despair with the lyrical rhyming was intoxicating. Easy to read, and emotionally provocative, Mr. Friedman has written a truly unique short story.”
“This poetic short story is so gripping and compelling that you won’t stop reading. And more than reading, I was almost singing along with the story, it was so beautifully written.”
“Say Not “What If” is a beautifully written piece of literature with a dark heart at its core. The stark contrast between the lovely poetry and all the things that made this ugly was severe but it was also what made the story . . . beautiful in an uncanny way.”
“I found myself truly submerged in the story. I read it in one afternoon and it left me with lots to think about, which, really, is what books are all about.”