Fiction & Poetry

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Ben Shaberman

Jerry's Vegan Women is a fun, poignant, and occasionally steamy collection of fictional stories that follows the adventures of Jerry Zuckerman as he makes his way through the shelters, sanctuaries, and bedrooms of an eclectic assortment of vegan women.

Susan J Crockford

A Newfoundland seal biologist gets help from a transplanted Alaskan carnivore specialist as they team up with officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Mounties) but stopping the carnage and relentless terror will be the biggest challenge they’ve ever faced. Will this turn out to be the most horrifying disaster in Newfoundland’s long history?

Matt Bille

Science writer Matt Bille makes his first foray into fiction with this tale of ancient folklore come to life.

Combining classic horror with a police procedural, The Dolmen begins when attorney Julie Sperling's fiancée is murdered while researching a controversial museum exhibit. She calls on her ex-lover, writer Greg Preston,for support.

Dennis Meredith

Solomon is an extraordinary chimpanzee, taught by primatologist Abigail Philips to understand and use language. But her research center is under a financial death sentence from her university. Philips agrees to give legal control of Solomon to billionaire Walter Drake. But the ailing billionaire has really bought himself a heart! He betrays Philips, planning to "harvest" Solomon's heart to biologically engineer it to replace his own failing heart.

Terra Ziporyn

Maxine, as she herself puts it, is “one opinionated broad.” Her grown daughter, Dodie, an au natural social worker in a domestic violence shelter, has plenty of opinions too — mostly polar opposites to those of her mother. But when Maxine discovers that Dodie has hidden Shelley, a victim of domestic violence, in her Annapolis skin care salon, they find themselves using their respective skills to shelter Shelley and disguise her from her abusive boyfriend.

Dennis Meredith

Something is devouring Earth … A suburban house in Oklahoma vanishes into a roaring abyss. A supertanker at sea suffers a fiery destruction. A blast in China drills a gigantic cavern into a mountainside. A severed arm plummets from the sky in Missouri. Could these catastrophes possibly be related?

Ann Parker

In summer 1880, many come to the fast-rising health resort of Manitou, Colo., at the foot of Pike’s Peak to “chase the cure” for tuberculosis. But Inez Stannert, part-owner of the Silver Queen Saloon in Leadville, travels for a different reason.

Marie Zhuikov

Zhuikov is an award-winning writer and poet in Duluth, Minn. specializing in environmental and medical topics. In her eco-mystic romance novel Eye of the Wolf, she explores the population issues facing the wolves on Isle Royale National Park, a remote island in Lake Superior.