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hatred of one's fascination with an idea of wilderness Figures on the Beach, 1st Ed Dark Space
Dark Space
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Kirk VanDyke's stark and lyrical poems on life, death, nature and urbanization, 74pp. Paperback Only.

Conundrum
It is always
our
greatest strengths
that are our fastest means of defeat.
SALE! First edition of Kirk VanDyke's semi-autobiographical novel of the life of John Jones scraping by on a Texas beach provides a vivid illustration of the impact of schizophrenia. For e-copies, the 2nd edition of the e-book is available for $0.99 at Amazon, and Smashwords. Remarkable new science fiction collection exploring how future worlds mesh and clash with heroes and heroines with disabilities from a deaf-blind space ship captain to an autistic child being raised by artificial life forms. Come explore alternate universes with us!
Paperback available on this website for $14.95. All e-formats available at Amazon and Smashwords for $2.99!
Strange Flight Finding the Daydreamer Figures on a Beach, 2nd Ed
Strange Flight
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Finding the Daydreamer
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When you get to the very end of the line-- the end of freedom, of life support systems, of the world as we know it-- how do you cheat fate and keep going? What mysterious portals might open onto new dimensions, what previously invisible corners be turned, what fantastical opportunities appear? How do disabilities open doors? Secure your space helmet, buckle up, and meet the protagonists of Elm Books’ second science fiction anthology, Strange Flight.

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Join Elm Books for Estella Kuchta's stark and stunning depiction of an escape through the Canadian wilderness.

When daydream meets intuition, a young ranch wife's life turns upside down. Fleeing a dangerous husband, she steals away with her young daughter on a wild and unexpected adventure through Depression-era cowboy country in central British Columbia. All the while, she longs to reunite with the cowboy who compels her heart. One escape leads to another as she encounters wild animals, stunning landscapes, suspect businessmen, hunger, abandonment, loneliness, and love. She has nothing to guide her but a strange inner impulse that seems to know the way--if only she can trust it.

"At dawn, the blue spark of Venus pierced the horizon. If I were still at the ranch, I'd be sifting through the stove, hoping to find one red ember so I could start the day's fire. Instead, I stared up at the dented-tin sky and let myself dream about a cowboy. The one who was the only ember in all the ash I'd made of my life."

Estella Kuchta is a writer, researcher, and post-secondary instructor in Vancouver, Canada. She has worked as an intern for CBC Radio, an editor for Susila Dharma International, and a research assistant for best-selling author Dr. Gabor Mate. Her creative writing and journalism projects have been published, aired, and broadcast in newspapers and literary magazines, and on radio and TV in Canada and the United States. She earned a BFA in Creative Writing and MA in Literature from the University of British Columbia where she won several awards for writing. For two years, she lived on an isolated mountaintop with no electricity while raising her infant son.


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Praise for Finding the Daydreamer

"
With grace and poetic insight, Finding the Daydreamer explores the power of imagination and the prescience of the heart. It is a page turner, a love story, a profoundly affecting book."
-Donna Kane, author of Summer of the Horse

"This beautiful and poetic story is a quick wind moving through the imagination. It arises out of the memory and dream of the obligations to life in right relationship. Its insights both color and cut through the layers of forgetting brought upon this continent, the forgetting brought by control of women, water, land and sky, all the doorways to life. Its clear and vivid images of people moving in the surrounding world of Nature reveal the layers of that obsession, and at the same time they lead the way to the necessity of remembering a better, truer way to be. The brilliant young mother at the heart of the story, the storyteller herself, gives testimony to the insistence and courage it takes to find and live a life of dignity, trust, and respect. In this, she keeps the dream alive of what it means to be truly human, which is to love."
-Stan Rushworth, Citizen of the Chiricahua Apache Nation, author of Going to Water: The Journal of Beginning Rain

"The poetic imagery invites the reader to savor every sensory experience as if it were her own. When I find a book I enjoy, I will read it several times, like visiting with an old friend. Finding the Daydreamer will become one of those books."
-Laura Emerson, author of The Delegates of 1849

"Exquisite imagery drew me in, words painted on a canvas captivated me, and the unexpected turns in the story had me on the edge of my seat!"
-T.L. Fladager,
Peerless, Montana
2nd Edition of Kirk VanDyke's haunting novel of schizophrenia, discovery, and making do on a Texas beach.

Paperback is $14.95 through this website. E-book $0.99 at Amazon, and Smashwords.
Duchess of the Shallows
Duchess of the Shallows
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The first book in Neil McGarry and Daniel Ravipinto's brilliant Grey City fantasy series.

In the fog-shrouded streets of Rodaas, a game is played. From the mansions of the Garden to the slums of the Shallows, favors and secrets, lives and deaths are bartered and bet upon in a contest that has lasted for centuries.

Of the many players, none surpass the legendary society of thieves, spies and rumormongers known as the Grey.

To uncover the secrets of her own past, the bread girl known as Duchess will dare a daunting initiation and in doing so discover that, in Rodaas, the most dangerous game is one even the Grey does not play...

"The story pulls in the reader from the first sentence and doesn't let go...a fresh, compelling twist on fantasy."

Kirkus Reviews

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