Monthly Archives: March 2014

Jonathan Miller Author- LAWS & LOVES PART I REAL STORIES OF THE RATTLESNAKE LAWYER

LAWS & LOVES PART I REAL STORIES OF THE RATTLESNAKE LAWYER

by Jonathan Miller

LAWS & LOVES contains the real stories of the Rattlesnake Lawyer.  Jonathan Miller is a practicing criminal defense attorney in New Mexico and the author of eight books.  These are the chronicles of his early years, how he learned to balance the law with literature, all while looking for love in all the wrong courtrooms.  This book is a must for anyone thinking of practicing law or falling in love.

Available for Kindle, all Apple devices, Sony, Barnes & Noble (Nook) and wherever eBooks are sold.

Published by Casa de Snapdragon LLC

12901 Bryce Avenue NE

Albuquerque, NM 87112

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Paul Bailey Author- PAUL BAILEY BOOKS

BOOKS BY PAUL BAILEY

FATE’S KNIGHT

Genre: Fantasy Fiction

Too drunk to drive, Darren Jobelin parks his pickup in a rest stop just outside of Portland, Oregon and falls asleep.  He awakens in the Arizona desert.

Lost and confused, he seeks answers, but instead finds people who claim to have know him all of his life.

KNIGHT FALL

Sequel to FATE’S KNIGHT

What began ass a quiet desert evening erupts into violence as two gunmen break into the home of Darren and Denise Johelin and leave her at deaths door.

Darren and his friends soon realize their enemies include a powerful Prince and his savage right-hand man.

WEIRD STUFF

Collection of Short Stories

Featuring stories of the weird, the bizarre, and the unusual.  You’ll enjoy both short stories and feature length stories in this book.

Stories include: “the death of the devil,” “Murder, the Clown,” and “Treeville.”  Plus more stories that will make you laugh, cringe, and shudder.

THE WORLD BEYOND

Genre: Mystical Fiction

Leena Woods is about to begin an incredible journey to “The World Beyond.”  She’ll learn answers to some of life’s most complex questions.  Why was she born?  Where did she come from?  What was her purpose?

THE WORLD BEYOND will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you think.

HOW TO PUBLISH YOUR BOOK FREE!

Author and Publisher Paul L. Bailey walks you step;-by-step and illustration-by-illustration through the process of publishing your book without paying anyone huge fees or giving up on having your words your way.

With some companies charging $3,000 or more to publish your book, this $10 booklet is a bargain.

HOW TO PUBLISH YOUR BOOK FREE is available only directly from Paul L. Bailey and at his website at http://www.PaulBaileyBooks.com

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W. D. Mast Author and Photographer- POSTCARDS HOME 

POSTCARDS HOME

by W. D. Mast

A book of adventures  Join me traveling to over 125 countries.

“One of life’s many joys is sharing adventures, discoveries, and experiences. Come wander the world with me through image and story. I hope you enjoy the journey!”

http://www.WDMAST.com

MY WEB GALLERY
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Adem Trepedelen Author- DECIBEL Presents THE BREWTAL TRUTH GUIDE OF EXTREME BEERS

DECIBEL Presents BREWTAL TRUTH GUIDE OF EXTREME BEERS

by Adem Trepedelen

AN ALL-EXCESS PASS TO BREWING’S OUTER LIMITS

From the author of the “Brewtal Truth” column in DECIBEL magazine  THE BREWTAL TRUTH GUIDE OF EXTREME BEERS.  The first guide of its type, defining what makes certain craft beers extremely extreme, featuring descriptions and ratings of more than 100 of the most insane brews with unusual ingredients, ridiculously high alcohol by volume (ABV), bizarre names and sometimes unsettling flavors.

ISBN 978-0-7627-9152-1

$19.95 US   $21.95 CAN   Paperback  224 pp

Lyons Press is an imprint of Globe Pequot Press   Guilford Connecticut

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Paul Ulasien Author- THE CORPORATE RAT RACE THE RATS ARE WINNING

THE CORPORATE RAT RACE  THE RATS ARE WINNING

by Paul Ulasien

A Game Plan For Surviving and Thriving in Corporate America

ISBN: 143791875

Places to purchase:  Barnes & Noble,  Amazon.com & Publish America.net

Author Info   pulasien@gmail.com

Skype: pulasien

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Mattie Lennon Irish Author- THE IRISH WAKE

THE IRISH WAKE
by Mattie Lennon.

In the nineteenth and early twentieth century the party held before a person departed for the USA was known as an American Wake. This was because, whatever about the person’s siblings seeing them again, it was highly unlikely that the parents would ever set eyes on that son or daughter again.

Of course when an Irish person died in America an Irish Wake would be held there. This prompted the great Seanachi, Eamon Kelly, to say, “The best American wakes were held in Ireland and the best Irish wakes were held in America.”

At home the traditional Irish Wake was held up until about forty years ago. When the body of the dead person was “laid out” (there was usually one person in the area who traditionally did this) friends and neighbours would arrive. Nowadays when there is a house-wake the deceased is usually in a coffin but in olden times the corpse was left in a bed dressed in a brown habit. The smell of wax-candles would fill the room and Holy water from a dish would be sprinkled by each visitor.

There would be lots of food and plenty of drink to be consumed. Clay pipes, tobacco and snuff would be distributed. The simile “like snuff at a wake” has entered the lexicons of expressions. People would come and socialise and remember the departed person’s life. Unless it was the tragic death of a young person it would be more of a party than a funeral. The “parlour games”, sometimes boisterous, were not perceived as disrespectful of irreverent but as a means going some small way to help the bereaved deal with their grief. It was the traditional Irish way of celebrating one’s life and ensuring that they had a good send off. People adhered to the maxim “speak well of the dead.” Cynics might say that this was carried to the point of hypocrisy. In Sean McCarthy’s song you’ll find the lines;

O’ gra o chroi twas sad to see the poor man on the bed.
A mane oul craytor when alive but a fine man now he’s dead.

And according to his fellow county man, that great chronicler of rural life, the late, great John B. Keane, one departed man was remembered thus; “He responded neither to prayers nor to priestly touch and since they could not countenance his damnation in the presence of outsiders they felt it was in order to construe his final fart as a deathbed conversion.” On another occasion the famous Listowel man had this to say, “How proud we would be if we could see previews of our funerals. What a shame the deceased cannot acknowledge the regard of those who loved him not in life but lauded him in death.”
In his book ‘Irish Wake Amusements’, folklore author Sean O Suilleabhain gave a detailed account of what went on at wakes after the Rosary was recited at midnight; From songs that couldn’t be sung in the presence of a maiden aunt to games bordering on the obscene. All sorts of tricks were played, mixing pepper with the tobacco, tying old men’s coats to chairs hiding under the bed of the corpse and shaking it to frighten those of a nervous disposition. Sometimes the Rosary would be recited more than once. The Rosary would usually be “given out” by an important figure – teacher or leader who would recite the first decade then the relatives would take part.

Charlie Reilly lived with his father in Ballynultagh, an isolated and thinly populated glen in the heart of the Wicklow mountains. The nearest shop was in Lacken three miles away. One day Charlie set out for Lacken to buy provisions. When he arrived he found that a local person had died and a wake was in progress. He partook of the hospitality of the wake-house and stuic around for the funeral; taking the corpse to the Church in the evening and the burial next day.

By the time the funeral was over another person had died and Charlie attended that wake and funeral and all that went with it. It was almost a week before he arrived back home. When his father asked where he was he was told, “I was at two funerals in Lacken; how is it we never have a funeral here”?

But the Irish wake is not dead (pun intended.) Two different Funeral Directors in a town in Donegal set up funeral; parlours. It didn’t catch on. In the words of one local Undertaker , “The wake in the family home is still even to this day the way people express their condolences to the bereaved family.”

Steven Smith, a Columbus, Ohio native, is a “different” Irish American. He is an “Irish wake instructor,”teaching people about the Irish way of dealing with death, in particular the tradition of wakes in 19th century Ireland. Sometimes described as “the eccentric Irish American” he believes Irish wakes are “the healthiest way for the mourners to participate in the send- off of the deceased.”

Steven, who works in a tent made up as an Irish cottage, tells his audiences , “Irish wakes became more like parties because it was illegal for Irishmen to be together at the one time, in case they were planning a rebellion against the British Government. The exceptions to this rule were weddings and funerals. So they really made the most of those times.” He says that many funeral parlours contact him for advice on preparing an Irish wake. “It is a real celebration of life, and the life of the person leaving the community,” he says.

Mattie Lennon

Mattie Lennon <mattielennon@gmail.com>

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Loretta Hall Author- SPACE PIONEERS IN THEIR OWN WORDS

SPACE PIONEERS IN THEIR OWN WORDS

by Loretta Hall

COMING SOON!

Behind-the-scenes stories from 90 pioneers who worked in space programs from the 1940s through the space shuttle era.

Author of OUT OF THIS WORLD: NEW MEXICO’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO SPACE TRAVEL

To be notified when SPACE PIONEERS IN THEIR OWN WORDS is available, submit a request at http://spacepioneerwords.com/Contact.html

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