Biographies and memoirs from the authors and publishers at Smashwords.  Enjoy!

Arctic Sven — Finding Ki by Loren Jay Chassels Arctic Sven — Finding Ki by April 26, 2018 $6.99 70,570 words Sample 20%
The true story of a young EMT / school teacher who found inner harmony on the Appalachian Trail
The Blake boys by Bad Moon Publishing The Blake boys by April 26, 2018 You set the price! 37,740 words Sample 10%
Growing up in Glasgow in the early twentieth century was quite eventful for the Blake boys, this is their story - told by one of them.
Far from Home: a memoir by Antoinette Kennedy Far from Home: a memoir by April 26, 2018 $5.99 56,580 words
Gifted story-teller Antoinette Kennedy draws us into the hidden heart of the convent. With remarkable honesty, humor, and a respect for paradox, Far from Home charts her journey, from a youthful decision to leave family for enclosure through the discoveries that propelled her return to secular life.
John Lennon and a Book of Dead: Part 2 by Anonymour John Lennon and a Book of Dead: Part 2 by April 26, 2018 $2.99 11,030 words Sample 20%
This present book continues a “ratcheting forward” process of refining the idea of a suspected hyperfine-detail to time by investigating the events in one’s life that fill in the temporal landscape between birth and death. If John Lennon’s life was in any way meaningful, then his death will be proportionately informational, at the very least to the forensic community...
Tania, la guerrillera que acompañó al che Guevara by Marta Rojas Tania, la guerrillera que acompañó al che Guevara by April 25, 2018 $4.99 43,230 words Sample 10%
Biografía de la terrroista argentina Támara Bunke alias Tania, enviada por la dictadura cubana a desarrollar acciones criminales contra el pueblo boliviano en 1966 y 1967, quien fue abatida por las fuerzas de seguridad de ese país por la misma época en que cayó el che Guevara
Common Sense Is Not So Common... by L Tait Common Sense Is Not So Common... by April 25, 2018 $1.99 30,360 words Sample 10%
From the mind that brought you 'Random Quest', 'School Daze!', 'Trivial Pursuits.' (and many more, which I'm not going to go into here!) is back, and ready to rock, with an all new,box fresh collection of observations recorded over the course of a mere month month! It's not so much a journey into the jungles of my subconscious, more of a road trip! So, fasten your seatbelts!
Trying to Care by William Wood Trying to Care by April 25, 2018 $4.99 86,390 words Sample 20%
After a life overseas, William agrees to lend a hand to his ageing parents in their cottage in Kent.
My Being and Calling by Captain Mother Olufunmilayo Hasson My Being and Calling by April 25, 2018 $2.99 37,320 words Sample 10%
Olufunmilayo was born almost 70 years ago into an ethnic royal family in Ogun State, south-western Nigeria. As time went on, she began a spiritual journey which has culminated in her being ordained as a Captain Mother, the highest women's rank in the African Christianity Order.
Rehabilitated by Valeria Tokoar Rehabilitated by April 25, 2018 $4.99 25,090 words Sample 20%
Rehabilitated is Valeria Tokoar’s raw account of growing up with insecurity and anxiety and with a personality that found it hard to resist temptation.
Bygones: In Memory Of The 50th Anniversary Of China's Cultural Revolution by Tang Win Bygones: In Memory Of The 50th Anniversary Of China's Cultural Revolution by April 25, 2018 $4.99 37,080 words Sample 20%
Tang Win’s Bygones is a brutally honest first-person account of his early life as one of the leaders of the controversial Red Guards during China’s Cultural Revolution some half a century ago.
Z: One Family's Journey from Immigration through Poverty to the Fulfillment of the Promise of America by K. Adrian Zonneville Z: One Family's Journey from Immigration through Poverty to the Fulfillment of the Promise of America by April 25, 2018 $3.99 67,220 words Sample 20%
The biography of a man, a family, and immigration from Europe to poverty and their climb towards the promise of America. Living through the Great Depression, the Second World War, failures and successes, he finds his greatest success in his family, helping others, lifting those he can as he lifts himself, and his love for the woman who gave up all her privilege to share his dream.
Fete of My Soul by Patricia Pizzey-Leeks Fete of My Soul by April 24, 2018 $4.99 36,290 words Sample 20%
Patricia’s hope and desire in writing this ‘true story’ is to take away the fear most people have regarding death.
Five Uniforms by Neville Clifford Henshaw Five Uniforms by April 24, 2018 $4.99 32,420 words Sample 20%
A life history of my experiences
Walk in Confidence by Paula Coffer Walk in Confidence by April 24, 2018 $1.99 68,020 words Sample 20%
Never a victim, always a winner. BE HERE NOW! Live in just this moment, this day. When you walk out the door don’t look for acceptance, take for granted that you are accepted. Don’t live in a world where you are looking at a timeline that appears impossible. Live in the moment and relish, with gratitude, what you do have and recognize how far you have come.
When I Thought I Was Good by Wayne Salmi When I Thought I Was Good by April 24, 2018 $4.88 134,870 words Sample 20%
The thought of flying consumed the young Scott, propelling him from a timid youngster to the man he became. Now as he looks back on the life he has led… fulfilling his dreams of being an airline pilot instead of choosing a more stable life with children… he is left with one of life’s most basic yet complex question – What if?
Jack the Ripper by Peter Underwood Jack the Ripper by April 24, 2018 $6.99 78,190 words
Comprehensive look at all aspects of Jack the Ripper. It contains a wealth of material, with a detailed look at the possible candidates and probable identity, examinations of the murder sites, then and now, the psyche of the murderer and the murdered, the alleged ghosts and spirit contacts and a survey of all writings on the Ripper and his victims, published and unpublished.
Noe Jordania, Father of Modern Georgia by Redjeb Jordania Noe Jordania, Father of Modern Georgia by April 24, 2018 Free! 12,030 words Read a sample
An overview of the life and times of Noe Jordania, Head of State of the first democratic republic of Georgia, 1918-1921.
Arrow to the Heart: The Last Battle at the Little Big Horn: The Custer Battlefield Museum vs. The Federal Government by Christopher Kortlander & Ammon Bundy Arrow to the Heart: The Last Battle at the Little Big Horn: The Custer Battlefield Museum vs. The Federal Government by
& (foreword by) April 24, 2018
$9.99 85,970 words
Arrow to the Heart is the fascinating story of how Christopher Kortlander, the owner of the private town of Garryowen, Montana, fought off the federal government and exposed a vast conspiracy of corruption and espionage.
Depression the Comedy: A Tale of Perseverance by Jessica Holmes Depression the Comedy: A Tale of Perseverance by April 24, 2018 $7.99 44,030 words
Comedians live by the mantra tragedy + time = comedy—hence Jessica Holmes’s refreshing and hilarious new memoir about depression, “the cold sore of the mind.”
Refuge-e : The Journey Much Desired by John Koffi Refuge-e : The Journey Much Desired by April 23, 2018 $6.99 72,900 words
"And miraculously, just like your God—the smuggler—had told you, you get a lift to the police station, straight to the Refugee Camp, or to the Ministry of Home Affairs to declare yourself . . . you think—wish—it was your time to relax. But no, there is much more coming your way." Travel with a young refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo on a journey of resilience and growth.
Becoming Madam Widow by Katherine Webster Becoming Madam Widow by April 23, 2018 $4.99 82,000 words Sample 20%
After the sudden and devastating death of her husband and business partner, an intransigent woman enters a period of her life immersed in fear, self-doubt and near financial ruin. Existing in a web of loneliness and isolation in the small town where she lived with her husband, she struggles to find answers and the way out of her chaos wondering every day if she should even actually go on.
Travessias no Atlântico Negro: Reflexões sobre Booker T. Washington e Manuel R. Querino by Sabrina Gledhill Travessias no Atlântico Negro: Reflexões sobre Booker T. Washington e Manuel R. Querino by April 23, 2018 $25.00 92,820 words Sample 20%
Este livro analisa as trajetórias e táticas antirracialistas de Booker T. Washington (1856/1915) e Manuel Raymundo Querino (1851/1923). Apesar do prestígio que desfrutaram em vida, suas imagens foram dilapidadas após a morte: Washington com a mácula de “comodista” e até “traidor da raça”; e Querino com a imagem de um “humilde professor negro". A realidade foi muito mais complexa.
Adplf Hitler's Life Story by Cristian Butnariu Adplf Hitler's Life Story by April 22, 2018 $3.00 327,160 words Sample 5%
And who was Leo Schlageter? In making annotations of this kind, we have tried to adhere to a middle course, assuming some familiarity with Nazi history, but leaving very recondite information for scholars. Notes of this kind are based almost exclusively on German sources, and we believe we can vouch for their accuracy and objectivity. Then, too, Mein Kampf is a propagandistic essay by a ...
Epitaph on a Beech Tree - A Tale of the Great War by John Bell Epitaph on a Beech Tree - A Tale of the Great War by April 22, 2018 $4.99 137,840 words Sample 20%
Epitaph on a Beech Tree is a love story set around the time of the Great War. It postulates the life of an invisible hero; just another everyman for whom all individual records have been lost. Ben Robinson, a miner who becomes a despatch rider during the war, can’t accept the concept of duty as defined by populist notions of ‘King, Country and Religion’.
Awakening - The Inevitable Door by Jenny Jeffrey Awakening - The Inevitable Door by April 22, 2018 $4.99 52,270 words Sample 20%
From the moment of our birth, death—a mystery still—becomes a fact of life.
Compelled By Desire by James Clare Compelled By Desire by April 22, 2018 $4.99 177,140 words Sample 20%
Compelled by Desire tells the story of Richard, a born and bred rancher, who makes it to the big city as a futures trader. But despite the endless access to money, women and travel, the ever-elusive concept of happiness remains just out of reach.
Hands Down: A Story of Incarceration by Logan Crannell Hands Down: A Story of Incarceration by April 22, 2018 $9.99 133,930 words
A defining book on the era of mass incarceration, as detailed through the diary of an imprisoned man. It shows the dangers and repercussions of a society quick to point fingers and cry wolf, in an attempt to garner sympathy, regardless of the damage done.
Summary of A Higher Loyalty by James Comey by SpeedyReads Summary of A Higher Loyalty by James Comey by April 22, 2018 $3.99 6,910 words
Wanna Read But Not Enough Time? Then, grab a SpeedyReads of A Higher Loyalty by James Comey Now! *this is an unofficial summary of A Higher Loyalty by James Comey. It is not endorsed, affiliated by A Higher Loyalty or James Comey . It is not the full book.
The Animals: True Rock Royalty by Mark Hodermarsky The Animals: True Rock Royalty by April 21, 2018 $9.99 34,650 words Sample 20%
The Animals: True Rock Royalty traces the original group's humble Newcastle beginnings and meteoric ascent to international fame; the drug and alcohol issues, poor management, and internal conflicts that led to a breakup; Eric Burdon's new band of Animals; and the acrimonious (original) Animals reunion attempts.
El ser guerrero del Libertador by Alvaro Valencia Tovar El ser guerrero del Libertador by April 20, 2018 $4.99 117,060 words Sample 10%
Biografía militar del Libertador Simón Bolívar, en la cual el lector encuentra un resumen puntual de la habilidad ddel genio de América en la conducción de tropas en el campo de batalla.
Piratas de América by Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin Piratas de América by April 20, 2018 $4.99 68,530 words Sample 10%
Testimonio de un filibustero francés que relata las vivencias de los piratas europoes en América, elc ual ha servido de referente para libros, películas, documentales y reconstrucciones noveladas de la piratería en el Mar caribe del continente durante la época de la colonia española en América.
Amsterdam Sucks by Adrian Lee Amsterdam Sucks by April 20, 2018 $4.99 99,020 words Sample 15%
Sex, coffee.... more sex and coffee, more coffee, market research... then disaster!
Poverty Lodge by Gordon Pound Poverty Lodge by April 20, 2018 $4.99 69,860 words Sample 20%
Gordon Pound was born in rural Oxfordshire into a farming family and enjoyed the benefits of country living during the dark days of WW2 and post-war austerity. Later he boarded at a grammar school that was founded in 1571 and appeared to retain the original plumbing and some of the original masters.
Santander, Esquicio Biografico del Procer by Juan de Dios Arias Santander, Esquicio Biografico del Procer by April 19, 2018 $4.99 23,980 words Sample 10%
Esta breve biografía del general Santander, proporciona al lector una idea clara y concisa acerca de las vivencias más trascendentales de este prócer cucuteño, cuyo accionar político siempre fue controversial.
Garp vid sidan om en konstnär by Anders Karlsson Garp vid sidan om en konstnär by April 19, 2018 $7.00 13,070 words Sample 15%
A swedish painter from his young year until his death. Written in Swedish but the pictures is beautiful. When reading it looks like 11 pages is missing. They are not. This is Word that put them there. So nothing is missing in the book.
Memorias Gobernante que abolió la esclavitud en Colombia en 1851 by José Hilario López Valdés Memorias Gobernante que abolió la esclavitud en Colombia en 1851 by April 18, 2018 $4.99 138,900 words Sample 20%
Autobiografía del expresidente y general colombiano José Hilario López uno de los mas influyentes pero tambien de los mas controvertidos dirigentes políticos colombianos, que pasó a la historia por ser abolir la esclavitud en el país.
Raymond Carver Remembered by his brother James (Second Edition) by James Carver Raymond Carver Remembered by his brother James (Second Edition) by April 18, 2018 $4.99 25,060 words Sample 20%
Raymond Carver was an American poet and short story writer who is credited with having contributed to the revitalization of the American short story in literature during the 1980s.
Memorias de Victoriano Huerta Militar, revolucionario, conspirador y dictador mexicano by Victoriano Huerta Memorias de Victoriano Huerta Militar, revolucionario, conspirador y dictador mexicano by April 18, 2018 $4.99 35,070 words Sample 10%
Memorias autobiográficas de Victoriano Huerta uno de los dirigentes políticos más influyentes en la historia de México.
Hearts of Purpose: Real-life Stories about Ten Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things for the Glory of God. Volume 1: The Call by Gail Grace Nordskog Hearts of Purpose: Real-life Stories about Ten Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things for the Glory of God. Volume 1: The Call by April 18, 2018 $8.99 83,840 words Sample 20%
In this age of suffering and great need, Gail Grace Nordskog highlights quiet and often unsung women heroes of modern-day society who have reached out to help. Their stories represent the 
true salt and light of the earth. Mrs. Nordskog invites her readers to
 seek God’s will, and to live out their lives with action and a passion for
 God and others, using the gifts God alone gives as He wills.
Confessions of a Bad, Ugly Singer by Collette McLafferty Confessions of a Bad, Ugly Singer by April 18, 2018 $9.99 78,380 words Sample 20%
In April of 2014, former edibleRed vocalist Collette McLafferty had the shock of her life when a gig in a P!NK cover band dragged her into a $10,000,000 lawsuit. The Plaintiff, a personal injury attorney who once played drums for Michael Bolton, had a dispute with her band leader claiming he stole the lawyer's idea to start Long Island's first P!NK cover band.
Dear Diary I'm Wasted by Alexander Strenger Dear Diary I'm Wasted by April 16, 2018 $7.99 39,940 words
A mockery of human literature. Dear Diary I'm Wasted contains absolutely nothing intelligent or worthwhile and serves as a complete disgrace to the concept of higher education. I can't believe this is an actual book.
Return to Glow, A Pilgrimage of Transformation in Italy by Chandi Wyant Return to Glow, A Pilgrimage of Transformation in Italy by April 16, 2018 $9.99 97,640 words
In her early forties, Chandi Wyant’s world implodes in the wake of a divorce and traumatic illness. Determined to embrace life by following her heart, she sets out on Italy’s historic pilgrimage route to walk for forty days to Rome. This ruggedly adventuresome memoir is about choosing courage over comfort, and following the heart instead of the head, to mend brokenness in unconventional ways.
Cezaevinden Anahit’e Mektuplar by Sevan Nişanyan Cezaevinden Anahit’e Mektuplar by April 16, 2018 $3.49 29,240 words
"Birkaç haftalıktın, aklımda altı yedi hafta diye kalmış, ilk kez yüzümüzü tanıyarak gülümsedin. İlyastepe’de küçük evimin giriş holünde, ayakkabı dolabının üstünde, bebek koltuğu içindeydin. Mucize gibi bir şeydi. O gün bir “şey” olmaktan çıkıp bir insan oldun. Mutluluktan uçtum. Yeniden baba olduğumu hissettim. Hayatıma bir odak ve bir amaç geldi."
The View from My Ridge by Charles E. Rice The View from My Ridge by April 15, 2018 $2.99 33,530 words Sample 20%
The View from My Ridge is a collection of finely crafted micro-essays offering a unique perspective on the spirit and personality of the mid-twentieth century American South—an era marked by the Great Depression, World War II and Korea, the “innocent” fifties and the turbulent sixties. The voice is that of an author in the midst of his own evolution from mill-town boy to priest and theologian.
Arnhem's Kaleidoscope Children by Graham Wilson Arnhem's Kaleidoscope Children by April 15, 2018 Free! 136,850 words Read a sample
It was hot with stillness in the late afternoon air. The billabong surface shone with unnatural stillness, Fresh tracks at water's edge told of pigs just gone. Two bubbles popped to the surface of the pool; 'decaying vegetation" I thought. I should have known it was a crocodile before too late! Landscape of Crocodile Dundee: story of a family in a remote aboriginal community in Northern Australia.
The Boxer: My Journey to Lifelong Health and Fitness by Ron Smith The Boxer: My Journey to Lifelong Health and Fitness by April 15, 2018 $7.99 53,800 words
Ron Smith has been an amateur boxing champion and, for the past 17 years, an inspirational personal trainer. He’s also been an ultramarathon runner, senior manager in high-rise construction, and sometimes a flawed husband and father. In The Boxer, Ron shares his challenging journey towards lifelong health and fitness, with the belief that we all only have one life, and one chance to make it count.
Cogobierno desde La Catedral Verdadera historia de la fuga de Pablo Escobar de la cárcel-hotel by Gustavo Pardo Ariza Cogobierno desde La Catedral Verdadera historia de la fuga de Pablo Escobar de la cárcel-hotel by April 14, 2018 $4.99 41,140 words Sample 10%
Testimonio de primera mano del general Gustavo Pardo Ariza comandante de la Cuarta Brigada del Ejército, bajo cuya responsabilidad estaba la seguridad del segundo anillo perimétrico de la vergonzosa cácel de cinco estrellas que porfalta de caracter el presidente de la república César Gaviria Trujillo y su inepto ministro de Defensa Rafael pardo Rueda toleraron al capo del cartel de Medellín.
La Criolla Vida de Policarpa Salavarrieta by Enriqueta de Umaña La Criolla Vida de Policarpa Salavarrieta by April 13, 2018 $4.99 49,900 words Sample 10%
Biografía cronológica de la célebre heroína Policarpa Salavarrieta durante la guerra de independencia de la Nueva Granada contra la corona spañola. Libro qeu no puede faltar en la biblioteca de todos los interesados en profundizar en la historia de latinoamerica.
Rossooo! (Il fuoco della Pubblicità) by Guido Sperandio Rossooo! (Il fuoco della Pubblicità) by April 13, 2018 Free! 4,850 words Read a sample
È un libercolo leggero, senza pretese, l'equivalente di uno spumantino, in cui si parla della Pubblicità, argomento scontato ma non troppo - visto che viviamo in un mondo di esagerazioni e dove tutto è organizzato per urlare e tutti vendono o si vendono, anima compresa. Nota: Per chi non ama leggere abbondano le figure. È un «I mini minimissimi», brevi per non annoiare prima della parola "fine"
I Was a Whore at Four by Pamela Lockridge I Was a Whore at Four by April 12, 2018 $11.99 71,260 words Sample 15%
The author's journey through a horrific childhood of being a child sex slave, and how God delivered her and brought her back to mental and spiritual health.