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The Monsterjunkies An American Family Odyssey

The Monsterjunkies An American Family Odyssey


A Graphic Novel


      In a small New England town called Foggy Point. At 1313 Road to Nowhere. Secluded behind massive stone walls. Lies a Gothic Mansion. A home to a most usually family and their menagerie of protected strange exotic and ‘non existing’ legendary creatures called the Monsterjunkies. Follow the adventure as teenagers Crow and Indigo are confronted with harsh “bullying” from their high school peers for being “different”. Simply because of their “odd” personal style and their strange funny name. But mostly because of the secrecy that lurks behind the wrought iron gates of Monsterjunkie Manor. This “secrecy” evokes an imagined fear from the Foggy Point community that allows for an atmosphere of distrust to flourish that sets the stage for the hurtful behavior brought to bear by the entire Monsterjunkie Family. With the guidance of their parents Talon, an accomplished cryptozoologist and Pandora, an extraordinary botanist, who’s slightly mystical, they learn to overcome the town’s harassment and eventually the Monsterjunkies throw open the gates to their private sanctuary. To everyone’s surprise, once the secret is exposed, the fear disappears and acceptance of the family’s “unique” individuality begins to grow.


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Leslie Jones Author- BAIT


by Leslie Jones

Duty & Honor Book Two

Witness   Impulse

” Leslie Jones writes compelling stories of love and sacrifice.”- Sharon Hamilton, New York Times Bestselling Author of NIGHT HUSH

After several assassination attempts on an allied royal, the CIA sends in operative Christina Madison – who bears a striking resemblance to the monarch – to pose as the famaous princess and draw out her would-be killer.

When Delta Force Lieutenant Garbiel Morgan’s team is assigned to Christina’s underground protection detail, he’s less than thrilled.  Gabe wants nothing to do with a woman whose rumored screw-up nearly got her last team killed.  Not to mention there’s bad blood between Gabe and the CIA – he doesn’t trust anyone who lies for a living.

But once the trap is set and the assassin takes the bait, Gabe must protect her with his life … because danger lurks in the shadows, and now Christina is in the crosshairs.

Leslie Jones has been an IT geek, a graphics designer, and an army intelligence officer.  She’s lived in Alaska, Korea, Belgium, Germany, and other exotic locations (including New Jersey).  She is a wife, mother, and full-time writer, and splites her time between Scottsdale, Arizona and Cincinnati, Ohio.


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by Amy M. Bennett

Join Currie Black and her friends as they investigate mysteries at their home and business in Bonney County, New Mexico.


A mysterious biker shows up just before a long-time guest ends up dead in his RV with a large amount of money missing.


A young woman is found dead in the pool and someone is using the campground as a base for illegal activities.


A guest is found dead in a cabin and long-lost family secrets begin to surface as the hunt for his murderer is on.

Published by Oak Tree Press

Available from:


The Back Deck Blog

Black Horse Campground  Bonny County, New Mexico

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AtticRep – From the Mahabharata – The Great Dance-Off

 AtticRep – From the Mahabharata – The Great Dance-Off

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Kore Press- 2015 First Book Award For Poetry Deadline Extended to May 30, 2015 & Dressed in Sibilant Sentences & Rhymes

Kore Press- 2015 First Book Award For Poetry Deadline Estended to May 30, 2015

2015 First Book Award for Poetry
 Deadline extended to May 30th

kore press / standing by women’s words since 1993

“I was entrusted with carrying voices, songs, and stories to grow and release into the world, to

be of assistance and inspiration,” Joy Harjo from Crazy Brave.  


Kore Press Points
May Biters / Airea D. Matthews
First Book deadline extended to May 30

 Kore Biters is a monthly interview series that highlights the writing and literary activism of women writers who are transgressive and transformative

May | Dressed in Sibilant Sentences & Rhymes
an interview with Tsering Wangmo Dhompa

Tsering Wangmo Dhompa


Tsering Wangmo Dhompa: “It is 8:31am now. The sense of the simultaneity of everything that has passed in this minute is ordered into the sense of a sentence. There is a sequence to the sounds. There is order. But that is not how I experience these sounds and sensations. I am aware of this incommensurability everyday. The language I use has a structure that indicates or builds on the independence of things whereas everything is interlocked and interdependent.

A wrangling implies a quarrel, a tussle where one thing battles with the other. I want to suggest instead, that we think of ways of listening, of opening wider and wider so that there’s always room for something else to exist, or to co-exist.


I have lived without my mother for twenty years. But every day, I take some time to close my eyes. I recall her face, I hear her voice. I bring her voice, and her image to the forefront for just a few minutes. It’s a way of listening.” [excerpt]


2015 First Book Award for Poetry
 Deadline extended to May 30th
4 more days to participate!
Tracie Morris is judging
Since the new April 30th deadline is a shift from our usual July deadline, we wanted to remove a barrier to give poets more opportunity to get their work in and the new date onto their calendar.

 So, if you haven’t gotten word on social media, lady poets,
you have 4 more days
to submit your manuscript to Kore’s 2015 First Book Award contest!

A prize of $1500 + publication + 20 copies of the book

Previous judges:

Joy Harjo, Nikky Finney, Bhanu Kapil, Claudia Rankine,
Patricia Smith, Sonia Sanchez, Marilyn Chin, Harryette Mullen,
Carolyn Forché, Jane Miller
Previous winners:
Monica Ong, Jen McClanaghan, Michelle Chan Brown, Laura Newbern,
Heather Cousins, Holly Iglesias, Spring Ulmer, Sandra Lim, Elline Lipkin, Deborah Fries, Jennifer Barber
KUDOS 2014 Open Submissions editorial team!

 Deep gratitude goes to the following writers who dedicated time away from their own practice to pay it forward by reading and reviewing work by other women writers. Kore Press bowsdown to each and every one of you amazing stars.

Amy Ash

Andi Werblin

Ann Dernier

Barbara Allen

Carolyn Hembree

Charlotte Porter

Ching-In Chen

Dawn Lonsinger

Donika Ross

Ela Harrison

Elizabeth McNeil

Heather Nagami

Jill Leininger

Joni Wallace
Kristen Eliason

Laura Newbern

Lisa Levine

Lynne Potts

Maitri Mehta

Meg Day

Mel Madden

Mia Malhotra

Michelle Chan Brown

Rebecca Seiferle

S.marie Clay

Sabrina Dalla Valle

Sarah Sousa

Sharon Suzuki-Martinez

Stacy Kidd

Adria Bernardi

Alice Ritscherle

Andria Williams

Brenna Fitzgerald

Lela MacNeil

Layli LongSoldier

Patricia Grace King

Brianna Nelson

Carla Barger

Charlie Buck

Elka Weber

Megan Coe

Melanie Madden

Melissa Buckheit

Raha Namy

Patricia King

Kendra Mullison

Sara Henning

Soma Mei Sheng Frazier

Stefanie Wortman

Tiffany Luckey

Lajla Cline

Laura Miller

Mary Byrne

Kore Press | | tucson | AZ | 85701

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Deena Remiel Author- DREAMS Convention, May 27th-31st 2015

DREAMS Convention, May 27th-31st 2015

30-Author Book Signing, Writing Classes, Reader Book Clubs, and so much more!
Get Your Tickets Here!
Wednesday night, May 27th, kicks off our Dreams Convention 2015! There are 30 authors with wonderful stories and swag to entice you! NO TICKET NECESSARY. Then, your Buildin’ the Dream ticket opens the door to our DREAMS AWARDS Thursday night and classes on craft and the business on Friday. But WAIT! There’s MORE! Your Arizona Dreamin’ ticket affords you a Friday evening of laughter, a Saturday filled with book clubs galore, meals with the authors, an evening of fun, and a Sunday morning to Realize Your Dream. Just click on the button above to get your tickets before time runs out!



Boroughs Publishing Group has picked up three of my backlisted titles! Burning Sage, Immortal Dance, and Distortion will get increased content and a fresh new look! I already love my editor and am enjoying be a part of a wonderful group of people.
Also, I’ve begun writing a wolf-shifter story! When an editor asks while getting down on her knees and gives me a boo-boo face, how can I resist??

 Next month a recap of the Dreams Convention


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Reese Monroe Author- MARKED BY HADES (Bound by Hades #2)

      MARKED BY HADES (Bound by Hades #2)

      One choice away from eternity…

by Reese Monroe

For 911 years, Gatekeeper companion Justin Bradford has denied the possibility of being mated to only one woman. He enjoys them all too much to settle down. So when he feels his mate’s Ahavah mark surface, his first instinct is to ignore it. But when he sees the leather-clad beauty in need of his help that’s easier said than done…

Yvonne wakes up naked on a cold park bench in a small town with no memory of who—or what—she is. All she knows is the gentle man who woke her was turned to dust when she touched him. And now the strange mark that appeared on her shoulder throbs in the presence of the raven-haired man now offering to help her…

As Justin and Yvonne navigate the mystery of her past, their bond grows, but the secrets they discover and the sacrifices that must be made could be enough to rip them apart for eternity.

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While you’re at it, be sure to check out the first book in the series, Forged by Fate!

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