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

Whimsical Edna by Violet Moore Whimsical Edna by Dec. 18, 2017 $4.95 79886 words
Always looking for the good things amongst the not so good Edna seeks to enjoy life no matter what comes across life’s path. Whether it’s being relegated to her in-law’s kitchen to eat her meals with the servants or it’s sleeping under the stars with her husband on one of their moves. She chooses to find delight in every situation.
CAPTAIN RICHARD DANNELLS AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY 95th INFANTRY DIVISION by Dick Dannells CAPTAIN RICHARD DANNELLS AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY 95th INFANTRY DIVISION by Dec. 17, 2017 You set the price! 493 words Sample 20%
This is an autobiography of a truck farmer's son who went from not quite rags to not quite riches. He was told he would never amount to anything after his father died at the age of 15. He went from a one-room schoolhouse in the early 1900s to college in the 1920s. Through much struggle and hardship, he made it through Purdue University to obtain a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering in 192
ТЕФТЕРЧЕТО НА ВАСИЛ ЛЕВСКИ by cerber ТЕФТЕРЧЕТО НА ВАСИЛ ЛЕВСКИ by Dec. 17, 2017 $0.99 6095 words
Оригиналното тефтерче на Апостола.
Adolfo Bruno Western Massachusetts Genovese Mafia Underboss by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Adolfo Bruno Western Massachusetts Genovese Mafia Underboss by Dec. 17, 2017 $2.99 2981 words Sample 5%
Based in Springfield, Massachusetts, Adolfo Bruno was shot and killed in 2003 while leaving his weekly card game. The shooter was a low level Mafia figure who was connected to Bruno rival Anthony Arillotta. Arillotta was eventually charged in connection with Bruno's death and that of mob associate Gary Westerman's slaying. My ebook also looks at organized crime in Hartford, Connecticut in the '80s
Finding Your Own True Myth: What I Learned from Joseph Campbell: The Myth of the Great Secret III by Toby Johnson Finding Your Own True Myth: What I Learned from Joseph Campbell: The Myth of the Great Secret III by Dec. 17, 2017 $7.99 101003 words
Toby Johnson’s spiritual/philosophical autobiography, Finding Your Own True Myth—The Myth of the Great Secret III, is both a loving memorial to Joseph Campbell and an original extension of his work. Johnson, later a psychotherapist, religions scholar, novelist, and gay spirituality writer, offers insight into the vital role that myth—and insight into myth—play in the modern world.
I Say Tomato: Patrick Swayze Makes a Medium by Jodie Archer I Say Tomato: Patrick Swayze Makes a Medium by Dec. 17, 2017 $9.99 79934 words Sample 20%
She was a scholarship academic, an expat in America. He was a dead world famous movie star. They were unknown to each other. In the small college town of Ithaca, New York, over five weeks in 2010, Jodie Archer met the late actor Patrick Swayze. He had died in September 2009. His mission was to make her a medium and convince her to tell the world. This is the story.
Biografía del Caribe by Germán Arciniegas Biografía del Caribe by Dec. 16, 2017 $5.99 169240 words Sample 10%
para comprender mejor la importancia integral de la cuenca del Caribe, con sapiencia, calidad literaria y de manera sugestiva, esta obra conduce un hilado recorrido histórico, geográfico y geopolítico alrededor de las formas de comercio, guerra, intrigas palaciegas, y ambiciones geoestratégicas de las potencias de la época, desde 1492 hasta 1903
Trump Towers by Weather Lore Trump Towers by Dec. 16, 2017 Free! 2625 words Read a sample
Chapter One: Assault 1600 Trump Drive -Part of the Trump series
The Black Pen: A Memoir Through Poetry and Prose by Matthew Holmes The Black Pen: A Memoir Through Poetry and Prose by Dec. 15, 2017 You set the price! 10803 words Sample 20%
The following is a collection of poetry and short prose writings poured out of a deeply pained heart. From the introduction to the story with “Broken Child” to the conclusion of “A Beautiful Ending”, you will walk with me on a journey of abuse, depression and false guilt, self-harm and suicide. Love. Loss. Hurt. Healing.
Meghan Markle by Conrad Jarrett Meghan Markle by Dec. 15, 2017 $9.99 3056 words Sample 33%
“What are you?" According to Meghan Markle, this is a question that she gets “asked every week of my life, often every day.” This is her story: the story of who she is, and what she is. The story of the woman made famous first by a television show, and now by her engagement to Prince Harry.
Vito Guarino Queens Mobster Murder Inc. Assassin by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Vito Guarino Queens Mobster Murder Inc. Assassin by Dec. 15, 2017 $2.99 3304 words Sample 5%
Vito Guarino jumped bail in 1939 and was a fugitive from justice until September 1942. He finally sought sanctuary in a Manhattan Catholic Church, screaming that his former associates were after him. Law enforcement had trailed Guarino, hoping to find him before he was murdered by hitmen. Guarino's career is a profile of a gangster who was a lynchpin in a prominent syndicate of the 1930 and 1940s.
From the Prairie to the Pentagon: The Inspiring Story of the Airman Who Achieved the Highest Position Ever Held by an Enlisted Woman in U.S. Military History by Denise Jelinski-Hall From the Prairie to the Pentagon: The Inspiring Story of the Airman Who Achieved the Highest Position Ever Held by an Enlisted Woman in U.S. Military History by Dec. 15, 2017 $9.99 123275 words
Denise Jelinski-Hall was plucked out of a small town in Minnesota by a member of the National Guard. Over the next three decades, Denise rose through the ranks, ultimately serving as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. She achieved the highest position ever held by an enlisted woman in the history of the U.S. military.
Choosing Light : When an Earthquake Buried Me and My Family for 5 Days, I Learned to Fully Live by Viral Dalal Choosing Light : When an Earthquake Buried Me and My Family for 5 Days, I Learned to Fully Live by Dec. 14, 2017 $8.99 88732 words
Buried alive, his family missing, all he wants is to find his family. Trapped in total darkness without food, water, light or the ability to move, with ceiling hanging only inches from his head, Viral fights for days. This bold, challenging tale of courage reveals the source of willpower that drove a man who would not give up. A true-life drama that shows how to triumph over ever darkness.
Arnhem Land's Children by Graham Wilson Arnhem Land's Children by Dec. 14, 2017 Free! 142537 words Read a sample
It was hot, sudden stillness was in the late afternoon air. The waterhole's surface shone with unnatural smoothness. Pig tracks at it's edge told of pigs just gone. Bubbles popped up, spreading ripples, fracturing tree and sky reflections; decaying vegetation, said my mind. I should have known better, I should have smelt crocodile!! What is it about the Northern Territory that fascinates us all?
The 13th Configuration by Diane Lyoness The 13th Configuration by Dec. 14, 2017 $6.99 40476 words
The 13th Configuration is a human interest story of struggle, survival and resilience. It is the memoirs of an introverted child who was abandoned by her father, molested by her step-father and forced to deal with adult issues. Her coping mechanism was to reinvent her persona when faced with a new challenge. Each time her world was shattered a new way of being was configured.
Sinhana - Biografia de Uma Escrava Quilombola by Marco Paulo Chaves Sinhana - Biografia de Uma Escrava Quilombola by Dec. 13, 2017 $0.99 12888 words Sample 15%
A biografia de Sinhana, uma negra nascida escrava no final do século XVII, no Brasil Colônia. Morreu no tronco aos 25 anos de idade. Sua história não só nos mostra todo o sofrimento vivido por uma escrava no Brasil, como também a bela amizade entre duas mulheres em posições sociais completamente antagônicas: Sinhá Clarice e sua escrava Sinhana. Esta é sua biografia, em suas próprias palavras.
Dear Willy, The True Story of a Life Well Lived by Claire Ohlsson Geheb Dear Willy, The True Story of a Life Well Lived by Dec. 13, 2017 $5.99 92493 words Sample 15%
Dear Willy, The True Story of a Life Well Lived is a social history about a German family living through the tumultuous years of 1914 to 1947. The story is told through journals, letters, and photos that were saved by Willy Geheb who was the only family member that immigrated to the United States. Historical comments, added for depth and clarity, enrich the reader's experience.
Rigidity by Valentine Bingham-Hall Rigidity by Dec. 13, 2017 $4.99 62855 words Sample 20%
1954 – My remarkable year breaking through the rigidity of the times This is a fascinating glimpse of life in England sixty years ago. Valentine writes of a lonely country childhood in a deeply religious family bound by the rules of the English class system – what was DONE and what was NOT DONE – and by the unbreakable rules of the Catholic Church
Taking Medicine by Lyn Miller Taking Medicine by Dec. 12, 2017 $4.99 46850 words Sample 20%
From medical student to doctor, it sounds relatively simple as long as you’re prepared to put in some hard work. But medical students and doctors are people, too, and juggling preparation and entry into a demanding profession with the vicissitudes of life is no easy thing.
Canada 150 Women: Conversations with Leaders, Champions, and Luminaries by Paulina Cameron Canada 150 Women: Conversations with Leaders, Champions, and Luminaries by Dec. 12, 2017 $9.99 91129 words
From politicians to spacewalkers, entrepreneurs to scientists, Olympians to artists, Canada 150 Women profiles the achievements and struggles of groundbreaking female role models like Deepa Mehta, Elizabeth May, Cindy Blackstock, Michele Landsberg, Lisa Charleyboy, Julie Payette, Evelyn Hart, Lise Watier, and Kim Campbell.
Did I Ever Tell You...?: Faith in Later Life by Neville Smith Did I Ever Tell You...?: Faith in Later Life by Dec. 12, 2017 $4.99 80433 words Sample 20%
Why do we want to share our memories? At a time when an increasing number of people are living longer, for some, later years may be enjoyed as ripe old age. For others, they may be a time of uncertainty, isolation and loneliness. For both, memories can be a resource from the past which enables us to live in the present. For that to happen, memories need to be shared.
Mystic Tears by Chand Singh Mystic Tears by Dec. 12, 2017 $5.00 33291 words
A story about childhood marriage & woman abuse
They Said I Was Misguided by Evan Bloom They Said I Was Misguided by Dec. 12, 2017 $4.99 96863 words Sample 20%
The struggle to find your identity while growing up is a common experience for us all. Now, imagine that you belong to an orthodox religious community and you are gay
Scott: A Novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald by E. Ray Canterbery Scott: A Novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald by Dec. 12, 2017 $4.99 98275 words Sample 20%
Scott: A Novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald by E. Ray Canterbery is a fascinating insight into the life of one of the great American writers: F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Pray Listen by David Sutton Pray Listen by Dec. 12, 2017 $4.99 35822 words Sample 20%
I thought I had it all: a successful family business, money, fast cars, friends and a loving family. Well, life is full of surprises, isn’t it? Shit happens as they say, and when trouble comes knocking on your door, you fight or flee.
Pray Listen by David Sutton Pray Listen by Dec. 12, 2017 $4.99 35822 words Sample 20%
I thought I had it all: a successful family business, money, fast cars, friends and a loving family. Well, life is full of surprises, isn’t it? Shit happens as they say, and when trouble comes knocking on your door, you fight or flee.
Not Far From The Tree by Eric Simmons Not Far From The Tree by Dec. 11, 2017 $3.99 58300 words Sample 8%
Inspired by “seeds of knowledge” implanted in him by his Mother, a single Black parent, Eric Otis Simmons went on to accomplish some incredible things in life - despite seemingly impossible odds. In his Memoir, Simmons masterfully tells how these “seeds” proved to be the cornerstone behind his subsequent academic, athletic, and business success with some of America’s largest Corporations.
Chris Gilberd by Chris Gilberd Chris Gilberd by Dec. 11, 2017 $4.99 45454 words Sample 20%
Canterbury Tails by Chris Gilberd is a romp through one man’s smallholding and indeed one man’s vision of the Good Life, with a fair dollop of antipodean humour and a few other squishy bits along the way.
Glimpses of Memories by Ratnakar Bhattacharyya Glimpses of Memories by Dec. 11, 2017 $4.99 24794 words Sample 20%
Glimpses of Memories is a verbatim account of one woman’s life in the India of the early twentieth century as it struggles to cast off both its own oppressive practices, and also the unwelcome and draconian rule of the British masters.
Reading Order 2017:  All the series, collections, freebie and bundles by Tracy Cooper-Posey Reading Order 2017: All the series, collections, freebie and bundles by Dec. 11, 2017 Free! 11240 words
Tracy Cooper-Posey has so far published over 103 distinct titles, across multiple genres, series, collections, bundles and more. Here is the ultimate authority on what books belong to which series and the reader order for each, for 2017.
The Dreadful Acts of Jack the Ripper and Other True Tales of Serial Murder and Prostitutes by R. Barri Flowers The Dreadful Acts of Jack the Ripper and Other True Tales of Serial Murder and Prostitutes by Dec. 11, 2017 $6.99 63327 words Sample 20%
From award-winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of Dead at the Saddleworth Moor, Prostitution in the Digital Age, and The Sex Slave Murders, comes the gripping historical true crime book, The Dreadful Acts of Jack the Ripper and Other True Tales of Serial Murder and Prostitutes.
St. John's Taxi Chronicles by Joe White St. John's Taxi Chronicles by Dec. 11, 2017 $3.99 47854 words Sample 20%
The title of the book is "St. John's Taxi Chronicles". It is approximately 47,000 words and contains 45-50 short stories related to my experiences behind the wheel of a taxi since 1979. The book is already in print format, and is available in all book stores in Newfoundland and Labrador. I have sold almost 300 hard copies in my taxi in less than seven weeks. The response has been overwhelming.
Letters From Hull by Linda Swift Letters From Hull by Dec. 10, 2017 $3.99 51737 words Sample 15%
I've been to Hull and back. And let me tell you that was a trip! I thought I spoke English, but soon learned I spoke American. Survival depended on learning conversions and new terms in order to purchase groceries and gas and to travel about the country. You wouldn't believe it! We even faced the threat of deportation. In time I did learn to function in my new surroundings...
Joseph Joseph "Doc" Stacher Meyer Lansky's Gambling Partner by Dec. 09, 2017 $2.99 2440 words Sample 5%
In 1950 the Nevada State Tax Commission denied Doc Stacher a license to manage a Reno gambling casino. The decision was based on Stacher's history of associations with mobsters. Doc had also been indicted for his involvement in the Arrowhead Inn gambling operation in Ballston Spa, New York. Stacher awaited word on his extradition with two state troopers waiting to accompany him back to New York.
The Adventures of Silly Billy: Sillogy: Volume 1. by Greg McVicker The Adventures of Silly Billy: Sillogy: Volume 1. by Dec. 08, 2017 $2.99 30865 words Sample 20%
Irish Author and Poet, Greg McVicker, brings us on three, true life adventures from his childhood while growing up in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. These hilarious, heartwarming stories will have readers laughing continuously, all the while reflecting on their own memories of yesterday. Suitable for all ages, each story ends with its own moral!
Zeitqualia & the Art of Mountainbike Logic by Peter Higgins Zeitqualia & the Art of Mountainbike Logic by Dec. 08, 2017 $6.99 36014 words Sample 20%
The twins. Eager, altruistic, adventurous, they embark to help the international rescue effort after the big September 21 1999 earthquake in Taipei. But the aftershocks and cracks in the highways make the journey a challenge that presses the twins to be resourceful and cunning, but that doesn’t stop them from coming up with their own philosophy of time…
Mask Off by maskoff Mask Off by Dec. 08, 2017 $7.99 45546 words Sample 20%
Join the author on a roller coaster ride of treachery and deceit as an aspiring film director and producer in the most wicked industry in the world, the entertainment industry, tries to create greatness in a den of vipers. Although she has met some of the most fascinating and influential people in the industry, she quickly found out what happens when good crosses paths with evil.
Way Too Far Gone (Based On A True Story) by A. L. Norton Way Too Far Gone (Based On A True Story) by Dec. 07, 2017 $0.99 10502 words Sample 20%
A woman tells what it's like going into adulthood after dealing with the trauma of being sexually abused and raped by her father. A spinoff from, "My Nightmare in Georgia."
This One Time, I Woke Up Sick, And Never Got Better by A. L. Norton This One Time, I Woke Up Sick, And Never Got Better by Dec. 07, 2017 $0.99 3932 words Sample 20%
A short story of a young woman who woke up sick one day, and never got better, and you will never believe what caused it.
Life on the Family Farm by Tom Heck Life on the Family Farm by Dec. 07, 2017 Free! 68115 words
Tom picked up the pen again, drawing readers into farming adventures with him. In these exciting and uplifting true stories, he shares his love of farming, family, and God.
Life Mysteries Solved: Autobiography Part II by Rajinder Sharma Life Mysteries Solved: Autobiography Part II by Dec. 06, 2017 $4.99 21326 words Sample 20%
During my existence on a wonderful planet, my knowledge had developed and my thinking expanded even beyond my universe.
An Experience of War 1939/1945 by P. R. Ellis An Experience of War 1939/1945 by Dec. 06, 2017 $4.99 33214 words Sample 20%
n Experience of War 1939/1945 is a memoir and poetry collection by the late P.R Ellis detailing his distinguished service as part of the Navy during the Second World War.
Walking Down Memory Lane by William T. Gillion, Sr Walking Down Memory Lane by Dec. 06, 2017 $4.99 35700 words Sample 20%
Please take the time to read and enjoy my book. It will tell you many things about me and my family. My family are all hard workers and we have been blessed in so many ways. We are grateful to all our family members, uncles, aunts, cousins, community friends and neighbors. We have been active in church and community projects. You will learn about the businesses I owned. Please read my other books.
Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 2 by Jay W. MacIntosh Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 2 by Dec. 06, 2017 $4.99 160574 words Sample 15%
"Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 2", records a young woman's struggle for meaning and direction in life. Obsessed with making it in the film industry, Janet Tallulah remarries and begins to work professionally as an actress, juggling family and career.
Charles-Joseph, Prince de Ligne: Selected Letters by Basil Guy Charles-Joseph, Prince de Ligne: Selected Letters by Dec. 05, 2017 $3.99 67550 words
Charles-Joseph, Seventh Prince de Ligne, was from a prominent family in Hainaut, Belgium, and served in the army of the Hapsburg empire.This collection of letters and notes focuses on some of his political ideas or on his preening as a "man about town." All have been vetted for their reliability: gay, but not licentious; serious, but not stodgy; both profound and lighthearted.
Get To Be Happy: Stories and Secrets to Loving the Sh*t Out Of Life by Ted Larkins Get To Be Happy: Stories and Secrets to Loving the Sh*t Out Of Life by Dec. 05, 2017 $2.99 55384 words
This is the story of my journey through life, from the suicide of my girlfriend, to bartending around the country, to living in Japan for nine years, partying with Bon Jovi, finding enlightenment at Zen temples and then meeting Mother Teresa. I Got To experienced the death of my business partner and loss of my daughter. While always saying: I Get To Do This!
Dear Dad: Working through my father's death by brianna28 Dear Dad: Working through my father's death by Dec. 05, 2017 Free! 21149 words Read a sample
When I was 26 years old, I lost my Dad to cancer. My Dad was my whole world, and I had never had to grieve like this before. This is series of letters I wrote to him after learning his diagnose up until this November. Learning to live without him as been my most difficult trial yet. This is my journey.
Grant Williams by Giancarlo Stampalia Grant Williams by Dec. 05, 2017 $9.95 102387 words
A biography of Grant Williams, who may be known today only as the Incredible Shrinking Man, but his legacy now finally enlarges again through this titanic tribute to a tallest of talents.
50 Shades of Brown by Raymond Kinsley 50 Shades of Brown by Dec. 04, 2017 Free! 1703 words Read a sample
What happened during my last Democratic Party days. Find out in this sequel of "What Happened".
Before Banana Patch by Michael David Before Banana Patch by Dec. 03, 2017 $4.88 97607 words Sample 20%
Michael Jay takes a spiritual journey from Walla Walla, Washington, into the world of meditation, Eastern mysticism, and...Maui!