"The jungle is never silent. It is too full of memories, too full of stories wanting to be heard.
This is the story of how one young toucan discovered what it means to be changed by life’s adventure, what it means to become all you were created to be.
It is a tale veiled in the mist of myth and legend, as old as the rainbow itself.
I know because I am a keeper of the old ways, a voice from the shadows whispering ancient words. And these words must never be forgotten." - The Black Jaguar
Annelyse Bellamy thought she knew her mother well. But, when unimaginable tragedy strikes, and a mysterious young man plants questions in her mind, everything Annelyse ever took for granted is cast into doubt.
Tracing a path outlined for her by a cryptic poem, Annelyse sets out on a journey to discover the truth about the mythical creatures called Woolems, and to find answers to the questions clouding her mother’s past.
Along the way, she learns a valuable lesson: that there is no more-foreign country through which to wander than Grief, but the way back to all that she once held dear lay hidden where least expected.
solitude is a collection of poems written within the span of nine months. During this time of discovery, the poet found himself living in a place that held great significance from his youth, a place whose present situation did not always easily reconcile with its past. In the quiet of his thoughts and the solitude of hidden moments, the poet picked up the threads he had long ago set aside, in an effort to reconnect past with present, and better understand the tapestry his life had become.
solitude seeks to forge connections between ancestry and destiny, life and death, questions and answers, and gratitude with a deepening of love. Though not written with the intention of presenting a collection of common themes, a commonality runs through the selections included in this compilation of poems. Perhaps that commonality is simply the poet’s recognition that all things are connected and even the passage of time flows along a riverbed of purpose. In solitude, we are often better equipped to hear and understand that purpose. Within these pages, the poet learned to listen.
Winter Bloom is the result of a reawakening of things which had lain dormant. The poems contained herein sing of rebirth; they tell a love story in free verse; and they mark the passage of long, bleak winter into the arms of hopeful spring.
Every word was inspired by the mutual discovery taking place between two hearts. If there is a frenzied exuberance characterizing this collection of poetry, then it is the excitement of having found - in the most unlikely of places - everything that the poet never dared hope for.
From time to time, the reader hears echoes of passion as unabashed as the most naked emotions penned by E.E. Cummings, or desperation as stark as that of Sylvia Plath. But, above all, there is joy bursting from between these pages! The joy of life, the joy of love, the joy of springtime amid the world's wintering.
Esmée Délancourt was perfectly happy never to leave her quiet home in Saint-Denis-lès-Chevreuse, France. But when the doors of the commuter train bound for Paris slide closed, trapping her inside, she finds herself an unwilling participant in an adventure through the City of Lights.
As Esmée struggles to find her way home again, the little butterfly meets a cast of characters and witnesses a world of wonders she could never have imagined.
Through danger, love, and loss, she comes to understand the meaning of the word home and the symbolism hidden in a sculpture tucked away in the Louvre Museum; a sculpture her mother used to teach an important childhood lesson.
Humphrey the Hummingbird’s friends think he’s lazy. He doesn’t join them in their hard work of gathering food for the winter. Instead, Humphrey spends his days humming songs from his branch high above the meadow.
But, as the day grows hotter and their work grows harder, the other animals begin to notice something surprising — something that makes them think that maybe Humphrey isn’t so lazy, after all.
Humphrey the Lazy Hummingbird is a heartwarming story proving that we all have a unique gift. When shared with others, our unique gifts can lighten their loads and brighten their days.
Tabouli is a real-life diabetes alert dog who lives with his owner, 13-year old Elizabeth Vaughan, in Greenville, South Carolina. Striving to overcome his tragic beginnings, Tabouli's love and devotion toward Elizabeth enable him to surmount challenges and obstacles, prejudice and doubt in order to become a certified service dog.
Recommended by world-renown dog trainer, Debby Kay, this book “so perfectly captures the spirit and journey of a remarkable service dog.”
Seer Shilliness: A collection of poems for the youthful heart is a collection of rhymes; rhythms; whimsy; wonderings; wanderings and ponderings for the youthful heart. Written purely to entertain, this little book of poetry could only be happier if it were also used as a coloring book!