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Have you ever wished you could run away and leave your life behind? Born on the “Day of the Wanderer,” Lisa Dailey has always been filled with wanderlust. Although she and her husband had planned to take their family on a ’round-the-world adventure, she didn’t expect their plans to come together on the heels of grief, after losing seven family members in five years. Square Up shows us that travel not only helps us understand and appreciate other cultures, but invites us to find compassion and wisdom, heal from our losses, and discover our capacity for forgiveness, as well as joy.
“Lisa Dailey weaves an extraordinary and fascinating tale of her journey around the world with her family. But this is far more than a travel story; it’s a merciful, compassionate story of how traveling experiences can offer insight, perspective, and healing. As a therapist, I can say that I’d recommend this book to anyone who has struggled with profound loss or serious anxiety. It is a story of self-compassion, not self-pity, with moments of charm and humor that delight throughout. If you loved Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, you’ll adore this story.” ~Betsy Graziani Fasbinder, author of Filling Her Shoes
Sheaffer Blue can’t hold a job, a boyfriend, or her place in line at the liquor store. But she can solve murders.
In Blood on a Blue Moon, set in Seattle’s houseboat community, Sheaffer-just Blue to her buddies-tackles corrupt politicians, big money, and killers who think nothing of torching an old woman and blowing up her neighbors. In her current job as an insurance investigator, Blue must join forces with David Chen, a high-ranking detective on loan to the Seattle police department. Chen is precise, organized, and diligent-the polar opposite of Blue. Their relationship is icy. But when thrown together in life-threatening danger, things heat up, and sparks fly. Sheaffer Blue is a woman of many careers and many lovers, but the one constant in her life is murder.
“Sheaffer Blue is a smart, sassy insurance investigator who teams up with Detective David Chen to solve a brutal murder in Seattle’s houseboat community. Cleverly balancing humor, romance, and the right amount of thrill, Stone delivers a perfect mystery. You won’t be able to put it down. Highly recommended!” ~Michelle Cox, author of the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series
Jack Rider’s collection of poems, written over the course of fifty years, is the work of an evolutionary writer assured in his craft and comfortable with many forms. It is poetry that touches the heart, the soul, is rooted to the Earth, and reflects on what it means to be human, to be a man, a husband, and a father. Approachable and relatable, the poems in Rain Drops refresh as if from an early morning shower, and share with “perspicacious glows” the intimate reflections of a life lived in respectful equipoise.