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

From the Desk Of by Alexandra Baker From the Desk Of by Feb. 20, 2018 $4.99 40,690 words
From its inception in the early 1960’s, Pajaro Valley Unified School District has experienced a plethora of tribulations and triumphs. As an educator and administrator for thirty years at Pajaro Valley, James S. Baker reflects on the different ventures and incidents that shaped the District and made it one of the biggest employers and advocates for education in the region.
La luz al final del túnel by Maribel López Martínez La luz al final del túnel by Feb. 20, 2018 Free! 39,890 words Read a sample
Ciudad de México, octubre 2003, 113p., tamaño carta. Fondo: DEMAC. Serie: Premios DEMAC. Concurso: Biografía y Autobiografía, 2003-2004. Publicado: Sí Fuente bibliográfica: López Martínez, Maribel. La luz al final del túnel. México, DEMAC, 2004, 132p.
Confessions of a Bone Woman by Lucinda Bakken White Confessions of a Bone Woman by Feb. 20, 2018 $6.99 50,820 words
Something primal awakens in Lucinda when she unearths and touches an ancient buffalo bone, and the experience impels her to secretly collect dead animal parts and learn the art of curing their decomposing flesh. Confessions of a Bone Woman is one woman’s story of how she recognizes and learns to express her authentically wild nature in order to heal bone by bone and become her full self.
Le  grand  secret  de  Sade. Un  changement  radical  d´interprétation  de  sa  vie  et  de  son  oeuvre by Vann Fjernthav Le grand secret de Sade. Un changement radical d´interprétation de sa vie et de son oeuvre by Feb. 19, 2018 $2.99 75,540 words Sample 25%
Nouvelle explication de la vie et de l´oeuvre de Sade partant de données hnistoriques connues mais negligées par les biographes à cause d´interêts et préjugés.
Robert Robert "Big Bob" McCullough Al Capone Associate Illinois Horse Racing Official and Murderer by Feb. 18, 2018 $2.99 2,630 words Sample 5%
"Big Bob" McCullough was questioned by Senate investigator George B. White at his plush Cedar Lake, Indiana residence. McCullough had admitted threatening crime expose' reporter William Drury. However he only went so far as admitting that someone had beaten him to killing Drury. McCullough lived a long life. He died in a Florida nursing home when he was 97. My book examines his criminal career.
Blessed Buky -  Life & Travails of A Queen by John B. Joseph Blessed Buky - Life & Travails of A Queen by Feb. 18, 2018 Free! 6,920 words Read a sample
This is a life story of my late queen - Oluwabukola Yetunde Idayah Mary. I called her 'Mama', named her 'Blessed Buky ' and coded her Greatmercy'. All for reasons so amazing. I feel her life's story and travails worth sharing with the world - I mean her loving and caring heart, her worldview and struggles, her feminine spirit and Charisma, her virtues and values, and then her pains and tears.
The Horseman by Michael Taylor The Horseman by Feb. 17, 2018 $1.99 28,580 words
Ray Taylor was a truck driver for 20 years before taking up racehorse training. He went on to become one of the most respected and successful trainers in South Australia, training hundreds of winners who did most of their training along the beach.
Total Immersion: Ten Years in France by Stephanie Dagg Total Immersion: Ten Years in France by Feb. 17, 2018 $2.99 80,170 words Sample 20%
Total Immersion shares with you the fun, faux pas and frustrations of the expat experience in rural France whilst running a business, bringing up children and generally grappling with life in a foreign language. It's the sequel to 'Heads Above Water: Staying Afloat in France'.
Escape from Samsara by David Rogan Escape from Samsara by Feb. 16, 2018 Free! 18,670 words Read a sample
Liberation is the only game in town.
The Only Certain Freedom: The Transformative Journey of the Entrepreneur by Patrick O’Neill The Only Certain Freedom: The Transformative Journey of the Entrepreneur by Feb. 14, 2018 $9.99 41,350 words
The Only Certain Freedom describes Patrick O’Neill’s struggles to take control of his career path while connecting each twist and turn of his story to different ancient myths, clarifying the common threads of human struggle and illuminating the profound wisdom at the heart of human experience. A must-read for entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Prohibition Era NYPD Corruption Jamaica, Queens Liquor Still by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Prohibition Era NYPD Corruption Jamaica, Queens Liquor Still by Feb. 14, 2018 $2.99 2,650 words Sample 5%
The testimony of NYPD Deputy Police Commissioner Kelly was important in unraveling an illegal liquor distillery in Jamaica, Queens. The operation was based in a former piano factory building that its operators and a rogue police inspector had agreed on. Things were going smoothly until Thanksgiving Day 1931. NYPD patrolmen were alerted when the lid on the still popped open, sounding an alarm.
The Change and Life of Me by Eva C. The Change and Life of Me by Feb. 14, 2018 Free! 840 words
The Prologue to my life experience of new changes.
El  gran  secreto  de  Sade. Un  cambio  radical   de  interpretación  de  su  vida  y  de  su  obra. by Vann Fjernthav El gran secreto de Sade. Un cambio radical de interpretación de su vida y de su obra. by Feb. 14, 2018 $2.99 78,910 words Sample 25%
Nueva explicación de la vida y la obra de Sade a partir de datos históricos conocidos, pero pasados por alto por los biógrafos a causa de prejuicios e intereses.
Monday Morning Emails: Six Months, Twelve Countries, a Thousand Thoughts - Two Mothers Share the Journey of Living a Global Life by Terry Anne Wilson & Jo Parfitt Monday Morning Emails: Six Months, Twelve Countries, a Thousand Thoughts - Two Mothers Share the Journey of Living a Global Life by
& Feb. 14, 2018
$6.99 74,430 words
A continent apart, Jo and Terry Anne made the commitment to email each other every Monday morning for six months. Part memoir, part diary, part self-help, the result is a vulnerable and insightful recollection - the then and now - of expatriate life between two friends.
Hidden: Diary of a Bad Girl by Karen Truesdell Riehl Hidden: Diary of a Bad Girl by Feb. 14, 2018 $0.99 25,180 words Sample 20%
Truesdell Riehl's memoir, spanning 62 years of her life, reveals how she had to hide her stay in a home for unwed mothers during the judgmental 1950's, broke free, only to hide her love affair with a returning Vietnam veteran, while being married to a wealthy, socially prominent man, followed by years of hiding her past from family and friends.
Collective Thoughts of an Angry Black Teenager: The Uncontrolled Thoughts by Khali Raymond Collective Thoughts of an Angry Black Teenager: The Uncontrolled Thoughts by Feb. 14, 2018 $4.99 52,260 words
Here it is. The fifth and final entry in the Collective Thoughts series that's under the Angry Black Teenager moniker. As Khali says goodbye to his adolescence, he brings you the strongest book in the series so far.
Tears In The Eyes Are Like Pearls by Magdalen Bowyer Tears In The Eyes Are Like Pearls by Feb. 13, 2018 Free! 1,730 words Read a sample
This book covers events in the life of Magdalen Bowyer, who works as a counsellor and lives in Vancouver, Canada.
The Secrets to Genius: Michael Jordan by Muyassar Sattarova The Secrets to Genius: Michael Jordan by Feb. 13, 2018 $4.99 560 words Sample 20%
How do you think that the genius differ from common people? Do you suppose or believe that the successful have some extraordinary abilities to fulfil incredible tasks? Have you ever suspected that there may be a universal tip or tips, which unite all of the great people of all nationalities, and of all times?
The Secrets to Genius: J. K. Rowling by Muyassar Sattarova The Secrets to Genius: J. K. Rowling by Feb. 13, 2018 $4.99 600 words Sample 20%
How do you think that the genius differ from common people? Do you suppose or believe that the successful have some extraordinary abilities to fulfil incredible tasks? Have you ever suspected that there may be a universal tip or tips, which unite all of the great people of all nationalities, and of all times?
The Secrets to Genius: Jeff Bezos by Muyassar Sattarova The Secrets to Genius: Jeff Bezos by Feb. 13, 2018 $4.99 770 words Sample 20%
How do you think that the genius differ from common people? Do you suppose or believe that the successful have some extraordinary abilities to fulfil incredible tasks? Have you ever suspected that there may be a universal tip or tips, which unite all of the great people of all nationalities, and of all times?
The Secrets to Genius: Henry Ford by Muyassar Sattarova The Secrets to Genius: Henry Ford by Feb. 13, 2018 $4.99 330 words Sample 20%
How do you think that the genius differ from common people? Do you suppose or believe that the successful have some extraordinary abilities to fulfil incredible tasks? Have you ever suspected that there may be a universal tip or tips, which unite all of the great people of all nationalities, and of all times?
The Secrets to Genius: Donald Trump by Muyassar Sattarova The Secrets to Genius: Donald Trump by Feb. 13, 2018 $4.99 430 words Sample 20%
How do you think that the genius differ from common people? Do you suppose or believe that the successful have some extraordinary abilities to fulfil incredible tasks? Have you ever suspected that there may be a universal tip or tips, which unite all of the great people of all nationalities, and of all times?
The Secrets to Genius: Coco Chanel by Muyassar Sattarova The Secrets to Genius: Coco Chanel by Feb. 13, 2018 $4.99 490 words Sample 20%
How do you think that the genius differ from common people? Do you suppose or believe that the successful have some extraordinary abilities to fulfil incredible tasks? Have you ever suspected that there may be a universal tip or tips, which unite all of the great people of all nationalities, and of all times?
The Secrets to Genius: Bill Gates by Muyassar Sattarova The Secrets to Genius: Bill Gates by Feb. 13, 2018 $4.99 430 words Sample 20%
How do you think that the genius differ from common people? Do you suppose or believe that the successful have some extraordinary abilities to fulfil incredible tasks? Have you ever suspected that there may be a universal tip or tips, which unite all of the great people of all nationalities, and of all times?
The Secrets to Genius: Angelina Jolie by Muyassar Sattarova The Secrets to Genius: Angelina Jolie by Feb. 13, 2018 $4.99 590 words Sample 20%
How do you think that the genius differ from common people? Do you suppose or believe that the successful have some extraordinary abilities to fulfil incredible tasks? Have you ever suspected that there may be a universal tip or tips, which unite all of the great people of all nationalities, and of all times?
A Simple Hobby by shiba onner A Simple Hobby by Feb. 13, 2018 Free! 760 words Read a sample
A kid becomes tired of playing video games with his extremely slow computer. He decides to ask his mother to purchase a new computer, but she isn't in favor of wasting seven hundred dollars just so her son can play video games. After all, video games are a waste of time—right? The son doesn't agree though.
The Secrets to Genius: Albert Einstein by Muyassar Sattarova The Secrets to Genius: Albert Einstein by Feb. 13, 2018 $4.99 440 words Sample 20%
How do you think that the genius differ from common people? Do you suppose or believe that the successful have some extraordinary abilities to fulfil incredible tasks? Have you ever suspected that there may be a universal tip or tips, which unite all of the great people of all nationalities, and of all times?
The Teacher Diaries: Romeo & Juliet by Callie Feyen The Teacher Diaries: Romeo & Juliet by Feb. 13, 2018 $9.99 29,030 words Sample 10%
What *do* teachers feel when facing William Shakespeare, tales of family feud, breathless kissing scenes—all in front of a class of teens who are keeping their heads down (and threatening to fall asleep or plot their next prank in the process)? On this count, educator Callie Feyen has done us a favor. She has written 'The Teacher Diaries: Romeo & Juliet.'
The Shawcross Letters: My Journey Into The Mind Of Evil by Brian Whitney The Shawcross Letters: My Journey Into The Mind Of Evil by Feb. 13, 2018 $6.99 65,970 words Sample 20%
What happens when one of the most evil men in the history of America meets a man he trusts to share his darkest secrets with? Partly told through the letters of Arthur Shawcross, The Shawcross Letters is the tale of one of America's most notorious serial killers and his relationship with his would-be biographer, John Paul Fay.
A Kangaroo In My Sideboard by Alan Veale A Kangaroo In My Sideboard by Feb. 13, 2018 $4.99 56,310 words Sample 20%
An Englishwoman’s account of emigrating to Australia in 1949, together with her asthmatic husband, their three year old daughter – and her mother’s antique sideboard!
Not Love by Marlene Woods Not Love by Feb. 12, 2018 $4.99 2,650 words Sample 20%
What is this unstoppable feeling
A Trunk Full of Sunshine by Sapna Dhyani Devrani A Trunk Full of Sunshine by Feb. 12, 2018 $5.00 19,230 words
This book unlocks a trunkful of heart warming, tickling and emotional memories that the author has collected over a period of fourteen years, having been married to an army officer. She narrates her everyday tales filled with laughter, glee and myriad emotions. The stories will tickle your funny bone, warm the cockles of your heart, and at times touch an emotional chord inside you.
The Falklands War: From Defeat to Victory by John Alden The Falklands War: From Defeat to Victory by Feb. 12, 2018 $7.99 55,830 words
The tales of war are best told by those who have fought in the battles, endured the elements, suffered through pain, and nurtured camaraderie with their brothers in peril. THE FALKLANDS WAR: From Defeat to Victory is an amazing story told by one of the Royal Marines who was there. See things at ground zero from under the helmet of John Alden as he describes this historic event.
And Then They Found Me by Russell Wilson And Then They Found Me by Feb. 12, 2018 $4.99 24,600 words Sample 20%
This is a true story of the life of Russell Wilson, an ordinary boy born with a unique gift.
C.R.U.I.S.E by JD Moorea C.R.U.I.S.E by Feb. 11, 2018 $4.95 100,720 words
C.R.U.I.S.E is a mix of hilarious and captivating tales, of which you will never see as a passenger, but which crew know all too well, happen each and every day.
The Woman Who Came Home - Walking back into my life by Penny de Villiers The Woman Who Came Home - Walking back into my life by Feb. 11, 2018 $9.95 51,050 words Sample 20%
Penny de Villiers is a self-published author of the self-help personal branding business book HOW TO MARKET THE REAL YOU USING SOCIAL MEDIA.Her writing voice is easy to read, unique and brutally honest. She is a distinguished toastmaster, public speaker and a coach using the ACT form of psychotherapy.
Великие русские композиторы. Начало пути by Anna Veselova Великие русские композиторы. Начало пути by Feb. 11, 2018 $8.99 13,420 words Sample 15%
В книге представлены рассказы о детстве и юношестве Сергея Рахманинова, Александра Глазунова, Петра Булахова – русских композиторов, чье творчество известно всему миру. Кроме биографических данных книга даст представление об атмосфере и эпохе, в которой жили и росли герои. Повествование снабжено иллюстрациями.
Die To Live: To the Edge of Heaven and Back by Gordon Noice Die To Live: To the Edge of Heaven and Back by Feb. 09, 2018 $4.99 11,680 words Sample 20%
Three life-threatening illnesses. Three glimpses of Heaven. Three times she had to come back. Based on the true story of Virginia Isbell’s journeys to the edge of eternity, DIE TO LIVE explores the controversial world of out-of-body experiences. Following her early years and the people that influenced Virginia, this is a fascinating memoir of coming to terms with life…and death.
An Unexpected Development by Derrick E. Brown An Unexpected Development by Feb. 09, 2018 $4.99 63,250 words Sample 20%
Born in the second World War in London to UK working class parents without a book in the house, Derrick was not expected to do or be anything except a blue-collar worker.
The Wood by Christopher Dobson The Wood by Feb. 09, 2018 $4.99 58,720 words Sample 20%
This is the story of a year in the life of a Surrey wood which has seen Romans, Normans and a German bomber. It is now rich in animal life, plants and dog walkers.
Marriage is More Than Just a Wedding Band by Caroline Dowdall Marriage is More Than Just a Wedding Band by Feb. 08, 2018 $4.99 308,870 words Sample 20%
Marriage Is More than Just a Wedding Band Leads on from that traumatic evening and we get to discover what happens to Ben after his kidnapping... Will he get away in time for the wedding?
To Tell You The Truth by Bob King To Tell You The Truth by Feb. 08, 2018 $4.99 90,040 words Sample 20%
Bob King was born in 1923. He and his siblings emerged into a poverty-stricken family in which love for them was noticeably absent. They did not themselves feel deprived, being too young to realize that the state in which they lived was not the universal pattern.
El Jardín de las Vivencias by Tito Loor El Jardín de las Vivencias by Feb. 08, 2018 $5.99 25,040 words Sample 20%
Ingresa al interior de estas páginas e identifícate con los relatos verídicos que contiene este libro, el cual valora mucho al ser humano y motiva a vivir intensamente.
Joe Bonanno's Sons Convicted of Extortion by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Joe Bonanno's Sons Convicted of Extortion by Feb. 08, 2018 $2.99 2,500 words Sample 5%
Joseph Bonanno and his bodyguard, Peter Notari, were tried for extorting a Diners' Club card from a Queens County realtor named Donald Torrillo. Bonanno was charged with using the credit card to buy meals for himself and friends, charge motel stays, etc. My e-book looks at the Bonannos as a crime family in transition, trying desperately to hold on to control of multiple illegal businesses.
Princess and I - The Year 2016 by Franco Bolli Princess and I - The Year 2016 by Feb. 08, 2018 $0.99 49,820 words
Since we met, September 2011, Princess and I have evolved in the BDSM lifestyle. The D/s dynamics made our relationship much deeper and BDSM has added so much intensity to our love life. This is the third volume of a series of extractions of our blog, SirFrancoBolli.org. It is our erotic diary, about us, Princess and I. It covers our adventures in the BDSM lifestyle in 2016.
El Monaguillo Vengador by Tito Loor El Monaguillo Vengador by Feb. 08, 2018 $5.99 25,080 words Sample 20%
Javier era misterioso, alegre, intuitivo, amigable, amante de las mujeres y la lectura, sentimental, temerario, inteligente y peligroso. Lo que pretendo mostrar al público es cómo puede cambiar bruscamente el destino de un adolescente al interior de su núcleo familiar, hasta llegar a ser el pistolero y sicario más temido de la costa ecuatoriana entre los años 1998 y 2008.
Princess and I - The Year 2015 by Franco Bolli Princess and I - The Year 2015 by Feb. 07, 2018 $0.99 75,950 words
Since we met, September 2011, Princess and I have evolved in the BDSM lifestyle. The D/s dynamics made our relationship much deeper and BDSM has added so much intensity to our love life. This is the third volume of a series of extractions of our blog, SirFrancoBolli.org. It is our erotic diary, about us, Princess and I. It covers our adventures in the BDSM lifestyle in 2015.
Short Stories from the Heart by Margaret Helms Short Stories from the Heart by Feb. 06, 2018 $2.99 68,160 words
Some years ago I was privileged to be a member of a writers' group. We met each month at the library. A story we had written was to be read to the group at that time. This book is a compilation of those stories.
Entangled in America by Wanjiru Warama Entangled in America by Feb. 06, 2018 You set the price! 74,790 words Sample 20%
This is a story of persistence, and determination as Wanjiru yarns for a foothold on American society. She ignores naysayers and plunges ahead through failures and successes, undeterred as if she weren’t an African trying to make sense of a new culture. When years of struggle bring success, a lawsuit blindsides her. As she worries, she would turn into a penniless old woman, karma steps in.
Fahjem - Clear Blue Sky by Constantin Himmelried Fahjem - Clear Blue Sky by Feb. 06, 2018 $4.99 15,250 words Sample 25%
This is the story of one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in this world: Nongnooch Tropical Garden Pattaya / Thailand. And the story of Fahjem, a three-legged elephant baby. Pictures of her went around the world. BBC, New York Times, Euronews, China Daily, Mirror, The Guardian, Independent, The Sun, Global News, The New York Post and many others reported on Fahjem and her unusual therapy.