The King’s Shilling

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The King’s Shilling by Cherise Morgan

Filled with vibrant details, The King’s Shilling is set in a rich time in history when men, in their quest for adventure, enlisted in the British Royal Army – for life! Some were willing. Some were not. Eric wanted nothing more. Trent wanted nothing less. But, after an encounter with a shrewd recruiting officer, their lives take very different paths. If Eric could have known his life was about to be destroyed, he would have preferred the hangman’s noose. He betrays his best friend, becomes estranged from his sister, and sacrifices a relationship with the woman he loves just to stay alive. Trent’s world is turned upside down after he wakes up one morning with a pounding headache – and a shilling in his pocket. Despair turns into an unsettling anxiety as the implication of the coin sinks in. He vows to one day take control of his life but that becomes elusive as the colonies push towards independence. While Eric struggles to escape his miserable existence, Trent makes a daring decision that could cost him his life. Steeped in early American history, this dramatic story is filled with unexpected twists and turns that will keep readers engaged to the very end.

 

About the author:

Cherise MorganCherise Morgan lives in the south with her husband and is a proud mother of two beautiful daughters each married to fine young men. She has three grandchildren and enjoys spending as much time with them as possible. Aside from her family, American history tops Cherise’s list of interests, traveling often to historical sites and attending American Revolutionary and Civil War reenactments. Touring period homes are among her favorite excursions. She enjoys reading a good novel but savors biographies of personalities from colonial and antebellum eras. Her other interests include a long day at the beach and stealing away to a cabin in the Great Smokey Mountains. Cherise holds a degree in elementary education. She plans to continue writing historical fiction and to pursue screenwriting as well.

 

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Ghost Dog of Red Rocks

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By Jerilynn Henrikson

 

Teddy, the William Allen White family’s fox terrier died in 1923. In this mix of history and imagination, the author uses Teddy’s ghost to tell his version of the family history. Family members, neighbors, and state historical society employees have experienced Teddy’s “presence” at Red Rocks to this day.

Using WAW’s own writings and historical accounts of his life, the author has created an engaging tale by filling in the blanks with her own knowledge of canine behavior and familiarity with the community of Emporia.

Teddy, the Ghost Dog of Red Rocks is amusing, engaging, and historically relevant!

 

Available at: Rowe Publishinghenrikson-jerilynn-teddy book

$11.95 (softcover)

$18.00 (hardcover with dust jacket)

  • 72 pages
  • Includes photographs and illustrations
  • 5″ x 8.5″

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The Traveling Herding Teacher

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By Bob Vest as told to Kathleen Freeman Kelly

 

The Traveling Herding Teacher contains the teachings of Bob Vest, a herding dog trainer in high demand, who traveled endless miles and conducted hundreds of clinics and private lessons annually. Before Bob’s passing in 2009, he traveled to Scotland to have his teachings put together as a collaboration with Kathleen Freeman Kelly. The result is a collection of herding concepts, philosophy, and instruction that represents his years of development and experience as a stockman, herding judge, and herding instructor. The Traveling Herding Teacher should provide an invaluable reference for anyone interested in herding, whether for use on the farm or ranch or in competitions, with many animals or a few, and with any breed of herding dog.bob-dog-herding teacher

 

Available at: Rowe Publishing

$35.00 (softcover)

  • 196 pages
  • Includes diagrams and some photographs
  • 0″ x 10.0″

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Wishing You Home

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By Eunice Boeve

 

How do you make a banana split? The answer? Step on it. That is one of the jokes ten-year-old Bobby Benson and his dad, fighting in Germany in this last year of WWII, send in their letters.

Wishing You Home begins with the news that Bobby’s best friend’s dad has been killed in the war. Bobby’s fear for his own dad’s safety increases.

 

Available at: Rowe Publishing

$12.95 (softcover)eunice-boeve-maggie rose and sass

  • 156 pages
  • Includes illustrated chapter title pages
  • 5″ x 8.5″

 

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Aussie Herding Dogs

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Preserving the History of this Unique Line of Aussie Herding Dogs!

By Kris Toft

The Mountain West equation was one of the most successful in the history of the Australian Shepherd breed. The combination of Jay Sisler, Fletcher Wood, and other dogs of that general type created the highest levels of intelligence, working ability, protectiveness, and versatility.

With the help of others personally familiar with these dogs, the author presents humorous, inspiring, and heart-felt stories shared by the owners of these foundation bloodlines.

 

Available at: Rowe Publishing

$150.00 (hardcover)

  • 676 pages
  • Full color with over 1500 photographs, diagrams, and charts
  • 5″ x 11.0″

 

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Richie LeClaire talks to the dead

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By Chip Reichenthal

Richie LeClaire talks to the dead as a Spirit Medium. He finds himself challenged when his best friend is charged with murder. The victim is known to them both, a former flame of the friend’s. With evidence mounting, the accused asks for Richie’s help.

Could he get the victim to help clear him? Upon asking, the victim seems to implicate the friend after all! Could the dead lie to us when we attempt communication? Can the medium really help his buddy?

 

Available at: Rowe Publishing

$14.95 (softcover)

  • 136 pages
  • 5″ x 8.5″

 

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Maggie Rose and Sass

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By Eunice Boeve

Maggie Rose and Sass explores the differences between two races and the culture of the times. The novel is set in 1888 in a fictional town based on Nicodemus, Kansas, a town settled eleven years earlier by ex-slaves from Kentucky.

Life in Georgia with an ugly-tempered, racist grandmother has not prepared the orphaned Maggie Rose for Solomon Town whose citizens are almost all black. Sass has lived all her life in Solomon Town, the daughter of an ex-slave mother and a free-born, educated, mixed-race father. Raised in such totally different cultures, the two girls are bound to clash.

“Insightfully written…historically moving…” -Angela Bates, Nicodemus Descendant, Historian, and Author (Recipient of the 2005 Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award)

“A memorable addition to Kansas young adult fiction. Solidly based on historical fact, yet illustrates some perpetual truths. It is a celebration of both the pioneer spirit and of diversity. Readers will not soon forget this book.” —Roy Bird, former Director of the Kansas Center for the Book, Author of Little Ike: Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Abilene Boyhood and Hark! I Hear a Meadowlark!

Available at: Rowe Publishing 

$12.95 (softcover)

  • 180 pages
  • 5″ x 8.5″

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Four Seeds: Inspiration, Renewal, Beauty, Love

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The beauty of ascension is in every moment!

In Four Seeds, Jennifer Wilson Cooper invites us in and shares with beauty and inspiring grace her life with cancer. Jennifer identified with Persephone being pulled down into the underworld over and over again. However, like Persephone, Jennifer refused to be a victim. If she was going to be forced to repeatedly return to the underworld, she would take control of what she could and create her own beautiful domain, hopeful and expectant for each change of season.

Four Seeds exemplifies Jennifer’s intention to surround herself with beauty and love and to focus attention on renewal and inspiration. Worldwide, Four Seeds readers continue to draw energy from Jennifer’s inquisitive mind and creative spirit and her strength and tenacity in living out her dreams.

Available at:   Rowe Publishing 

$19.99 (softcover)

$29.99 (hardcover)

  • 200 pages
  • Full color with photographs
  • 5″ x 8.5″

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No Right Answers

No Right Answers PosterNo Right Answers  by Whitney Horn

 

A group of teenagers on a volunteer class trip to the South Pacific crashed on a remote island. Little did they know they’ve become pawns in a magical yet deadly game where their most initimate secrets will be revealed.

To find out what happens next, you have to read the book, said Whitney Horn, slyly.

The 19-year-old’s first published novel, “No Right Answers,” was released earlier this month.

Horn started writing the first draft of the fantasy more than a year ago, when she was a senior at Olathe North High School. It was originally her Distinguished Scholars Program project.

Once she graduated in May 2013, Horn spent hours editing the novel and sent it to numerous publishing companies. Last September, her beloved manuscript was given the green light by Rowe Publishing, based out of Stockton, Kansas.

“I screamed and woke up my roommate when I got the message,” the Kansas State University sophomore recalled with a laugh. “And then I ran down the hallway of my dorm to tell my friends and we jumped up and down. It was surreal.”

The accomplishment fulfills her lifelong goal to be a published author. Growing up, she was always writing short stories.

“When I read, I read to escape from real life and fantasy allows me to do that more than any other genre of literature,” said Horn, of Lenexa. “So when I was writing my book, I tried to make a storyline in which people would get lost.”

Fortunately for her, the owner of Rowe Publishing was mesmerized by the first chapter.

“The story has strong characters and a writing style that is rich with content and highly entertaining,” said Sherri Rowe. “The many layers of this coming-of-age plot are engaging and we hope to see a sequel in the making.”

The author’s mom agrees.

“When I read the book, I could not put it down,” said Tracy Horn of Lenexa. “The story line kept me interested and I wanted to know what was going to happen next. I read the book in one night.”

In addition to a captivating plot, Horn spent a lot of time fleshing out characters and focusing on issues she hopes will speak to her peers.

“My characters face problems dealing with everything from unhealthy relationships to eating disorders,” she said. “I was inspired by hearing stories from my own friends. I think people my age will see a little of themselves in each character.”

Being a writer, however, is more than just writing, Horn quickly discovered.

“It’s almost like finding your way through a maze,” the teenager said. “It’s about finding a publisher and marketing your book and figuring out the layout and spending hours editing. Seeing what goes on behind the scenes was an exciting and insightful learning experience.”

When news of her accomplishment spread, not many people in her life were surprised.

“When Whitney has a goal, she’s driven to reach it,” said Paul Williams, the adviser for Olathe North’s Distinguished Scholars Program. “I think it’s awesome it happened so quickly for her. I’m very proud of her.”

He hopes her success will inspire other young people to follow their dreams.

“She proves that hard work, dedication and drive really do pay off,” Williams said. “You may not see it the next day, but some point in time, good things will happen.”

Horn’s novel is available in both print and e-book for purchase through Rowe Publishing, Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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Helen Marie Osterman, Author Events

Helen Marie Osterman is the author of the Emma Winberry Mysteries

Read an interview with Helen.

If you live in the Chicago area, mark these dates on your calendar and stop by to see Helen and check out her books.

Appearances and signings:

Homer Township Library Author Fair
Monday, October 20, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
14320 W. 151st St.
Homer Glen, IL
708-301-7908

Author signing:
Palos Health and Fitness Center
15430 West Ave.
Orland Park, IL
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 @ 9 AM-3 PM

Book Launch: Danger by Design
Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore
Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 @ 2 PM
7419 W. Madison St.
Forest Park, IL
708-771-7243

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