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

The Paper Route by Mike Bozart The Paper Route by July 27, 2016 Free! 1517 words Read a sample
The author recalls some hairy incidents and particular customers on his newspaper route in east Charlotte in the late '70s. The ending is a graphic surprise. Approx. 1500 words. If this little tale were a movie it would most likely be rated PG-13 (for a foul language outburst).
Blakes 7 Obsession - Sanity Clay by Steven Summer Blakes 7 Obsession - Sanity Clay by July 26, 2016 $5.00 25983 words Sample 5%
Incredible true story. Thro' hallucinations and split personality, boy lives out tv series FOR REAL. Sci fi characters Blakes 7 take over 13 yr old Stevens mind, he is left a mere observer. Can't see bedroom carpet, only the flight deck of a space battle cruiser. An experience no billionaire could buy. Every minute filled with glamor and fear. Includes strange near death sequence.
Questing France: Deepening The Search For My Holy Grail by Marilyn Barnicke Belleghem M.Ed. Questing France: Deepening The Search For My Holy Grail by July 25, 2016 $4.00 108950 words Sample 20%
Questing France is an elegant and thoughtful firsthand account of Self discovery through the process of confronting infidelity, marital separation and reconciliation. The story builds up to a romantic and emotionally charged finale where Marilyn and her husband celebrate twenty-five years of marriage with a luxurious trip through France. Relationship skills and travel tips are shared.
Understanding Karl Marx by IntroBooks Understanding Karl Marx by July 25, 2016 $3.99 5419 words Sample 20%
Read this book to know more about Karl Marx and this ideas.
Boys by Bob Fields Boys by July 24, 2016 $0.99 3766 words
Boys author Bob Fields depicts an accurate and vivid description of young adolescent males in the 1940's & early 1950's in rural Maine. Fields’ perceptive analysis of boy’s personality traits and how they influence their attitude toward life (and girls) is on target. The onset of testosterone further complicates boy’s views about girls and sets up conflict and confusion about sex.
Life Does Get Better Peace Within is Found Again by Sara Khan Life Does Get Better Peace Within is Found Again by July 22, 2016 Free! 17593 words Read a sample
Sara Khan arrived at a time in her life when hiding was no longer possible. After many attempts to reconcile with her family and her past, she realized that the family of her birth would never provide peace or honour for her. Through a heart-wrenching process, Sara found her own voice.
Elskerinde: Confessions of the Other Woman by A.M. Bristow Elskerinde: Confessions of the Other Woman by July 22, 2016 $5.99 69720 words Sample 17%
Starting with a getaway to Denmark, Elskerinde: Confessions of the Other Woman chronicles a dramatic descent into a sordid affair with a married man and the whirlwind relationship that ensued. It’s a non-fiction novel that gets at the complex and sometimes dark aspects of humanity, and how love and desire can lead people into morally questionable territory.
Between the Knife and the Sock: Story of an Immigrant Doberman by Inder Sandhu Between the Knife and the Sock: Story of an Immigrant Doberman by July 21, 2016 $4.99 68277 words Sample 20%
It takes a certain amount of insanity to pursue goals not driven by success but by hope to make a difference. Out of the depths of despair arises compassion. From a picturesque town in India, Inder and his Doberman puppy Speed begin their international existential adventure together.
My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, And Cared For The Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds by Abbie Johnson Taylor My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, And Cared For The Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds by July 21, 2016 $3.99 53035 words Sample 20%
In September 2005, Abbie Johnson married Bill Taylor, 19 years her senior and blind. Three months later, he suffered the first of two strokes that confined him to a wheelchair. Here, the author tells the story of how she met, married, and then cared for Bill for six years, detailing both the happy times and the hard ones. After one month in a nursing home, Bill Taylor passed away in October 2012.
In Hemingway's Room by Christopher Heard In Hemingway's Room by July 21, 2016 $4.99 48279 words Sample 20%
In Hemingway's Room is not a literary overview of Hemingway's work nor is it a definitive biographical study, it is a collection of stories about one of the most adventurous hotel lovers the world has ever known gathered by a fellow hotel lover who could never get enough of Hemingway hotel stories when he heard them.
The Old Man in the Hospital by Van Allen The Old Man in the Hospital by July 20, 2016 Free! 2933 words Read a sample
Another short simple memoir from my life. In this very short story, I find myself stuck in the hospital, sharing a room with an irate and bitter old man. Location: Centennial Medical Center in Frisco, Texas. Warning...contains a few uses of profanity.
The Stars that Never Shine — The Making of a Superbowl Football Player by Joseph Harris The Stars that Never Shine — The Making of a Superbowl Football Player by July 20, 2016 $3.99 32124 words Sample 20%
Autobiographical reflections of a former NFL Player from Super Bowl XIV. This book is a must read for aspiring football players. It provides invaluable insights and advice for ball players at any age from secondary school through college. It is a great tool for those who want a Super Bowl ring.
No More Cats, Please! by Warren Philipson No More Cats, Please! by July 20, 2016 $0.99 9812 words Sample 15%
With warmth, humor and photos, Warren Philipson recalls his 70 years with pets--dogs, fish, turtles, gerbils, a parakeet, a horned lizard, salamanders and especially cats. Of the latter, you'll meet cerebral Lassie, disappearing Rex, the lesser intelligent Boss, and Henry, who so intimidates a pet sitter with 20 years’ experience, she is unable to enter the house.
Jesus Won't Let You Drown by Randal Houle Jesus Won't Let You Drown by July 19, 2016 Free! 2149 words Read a sample
Jesus Won't Let You Drown is a personal essay about a young boy in a fundamentalist school who is deathly afraid of the water.
Healing Wisdom for a Wounded World  My Life-Changing Journey Through a Shamanic School (Book 2) by Weam Namou Healing Wisdom for a Wounded World My Life-Changing Journey Through a Shamanic School (Book 2) by July 19, 2016 $3.99 81141 words Sample 20%
In Book 2 of Healing Wisdom for a Wounded World, Weam Namou takes you through the second year of her apprenticeship in Lynn Andrews’ four-year shamanic school. Once again, throughout Namou’s journey, you will find yourself in each page of this book as you witness how ancient teachings helped transform the life of a twenty-first century writer, wife, and mother.
Recordar para renacer by Gilberto Abood Recordar para renacer by July 19, 2016 $3.99 20346 words Sample 10%
Con esta obra Recordar para renacer, comparte su visión humana y profesional de como enfrentar la adversidad a través de los recuerdos.
A Story Of A Blind Man by William Greely A Story Of A Blind Man by July 19, 2016 $8.00 41345 words Sample 15%
My book “A Story of A Blind Man” is a story of what I had to go through to be a useful person with a disability. From 1998, the year I was blinded, by a drunk driver, to the present.
Justin Bieber by Smartbios Justin Bieber by July 18, 2016 $2.99 5636 words Sample 20%
Justin Bieber has been a major player in todays pop culture world. Would you like to know how this young star got where he is at today? Would you like to know what his beliefs are, who he has and is dating? Its all right here. The full and complete biography of Justin Bieber.
Victor Hugo par Théophile Gautier by Martin Plouffe Victor Hugo par Théophile Gautier by July 18, 2016 $1.99 47563 words
Théophile Gautier entretenait de très bons rapports avec Adèle, la femme de Victor Hugo : longtemps, le couvert de Gautier était mis d’office à la table des Hugo, chaque dimanche soir.
Genovese Crime Family Defendants 1959 Narcotics Conspiracy Trial by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Genovese Crime Family Defendants 1959 Narcotics Conspiracy Trial by July 18, 2016 $2.99 3080 words Sample 5%
My e-book looks at each of the defendants in the 1959 narcotics trial. Some defendants like Vincent the Chin Gigante had most of their criminal careers in front of them. Others like Genovese were nearing the end of their organized crime influence. Genovese died in prison following his conviction. A single woman defendant, Jean Capece was a friend of the DiPalermo brothers, Charles and Joseph.
Brother Harold by Joe Garner Turman Brother Harold by July 18, 2016 $3.99 31759 words Sample 15%
God took Brother Harold Witmer from the farm fields of Pennsylvania and made him counselor and confidant to some of the world's most powerful and influential people. Brother Harold is an ordinary person, but there is nothing ordinary about his extraordinary faith in action. A prominent church leader described Brother Harold: "Persons like him come along once in a lifetime."
All My Friends Are Characters by Emma Wilkins All My Friends Are Characters by July 18, 2016 Free! 33355 words Sample 20%
One day, after years interviewing strangers in my job as a journalist, I started wondering what it would be like to interview people I know. I rounded up twelve of my bravest friends. I gave them baked goods, hot drinks and questions; they gave me their stories. This is the result.
Etta Etta "Granny" Nichols: Last of the Old-Time Midwives by July 17, 2016 $4.99 74842 words Sample 20%
This book includes a detailed history of the Appalachian Mountains and its people dating back to 1835 in an area called Del Rio, Tennessee. A biography of Etta's life from her birth in 1897 up to her death in 1994 tells how her chosen profession of being a midwife led to National fame. Her story offers inspiration, showing how her caring and loving spirit touched everyone that knew her.
The Canister X Transmission: Year Two - Collected Newsletters by A.P. Fuchs The Canister X Transmission: Year Two - Collected Newsletters by July 17, 2016 $2.99 115810 words Sample 20%
Running weekly, The Canister X Transmission was sent to readers worldwide and they received updates from the desk of A.P. Fuchs. The newsletter covered four main topics: Writing/Creating/Publishing, Project Analysis, Creator Spotlight, Weekly Ramble. Exclusive to this collection is a special Issue Fifty-three A newsletter. Welcome to The Canister X Transmission: Year Two.
Going 15 Rounds with Jerry Izenberg: An interview series with a legendary sports journalist by Ed Odeven Going 15 Rounds with Jerry Izenberg: An interview series with a legendary sports journalist by July 17, 2016 $6.99 22147 words Sample 15%
Legendary American sports journalist Jerry Izenberg has seen it all in a one-of-a-kind career in newspapers, magazines and books, TV and radio. His influences, memories, thoughts, opinions and recollections of a lifetime in newspapers, at big events, and alongside fellow legends are featured in this book.
The Rangity Tango Kids by Lorraine Rominger The Rangity Tango Kids by July 16, 2016 $4.99 73972 words Sample 10%
The Rangity Tango Kids is the story of a fifth-generation, German Catholic farm family in 1950s and 1960s California, narrated by the eldest of 17 grandchildren. Born into a loving, hard-working, highly competitive family, and united by a strong faith, every day was an adventure growing up on a bucolic American farm, a way of life that is rapidly disappearing.
Barack Obama by Eren Sarı Barack Obama by July 16, 2016 $2.00 5372 words Sample 20%
ABD'de başkanlık seçimlerine gidiyor? Peki adayları ne kadar tanıyoruz? İşte zor geçen 4 yıla rağmen yeniden başkan seçilmek isteyen Barack Obama'nın hayat hikayesi...
Acun Ilıcalı by Eren Sarı Acun Ilıcalı by July 16, 2016 $2.00 8210 words Sample 20%
Başarılı insanların hayatını araştıran biri olarak benim başarılı insanlarda gördüğüm en büyük sır Adaletli oluşları, hakka hukuka riayet etmeleri ve çalıştırdığı insanları kendinden görmeleridir…Yanı çalışanına sahip çıkmalarıdır. Sanırım Başarının Sırrı’da burada yatıyor…
HOMEWARD BOUND by Bill van Bommel HOMEWARD BOUND by July 16, 2016 $5.99 100471 words Sample 20%
I had to dig out 40 years’ worth of sailing logs and numerous notes on the life I have lived and the places I have seen. I then began to appreciate what a privileged life I have been given.
No Fairy Tale: The Reality of a Girl Who Wasn't a Princess and Her Poetry by D. L. Finn No Fairy Tale: The Reality of a Girl Who Wasn't a Princess and Her Poetry by July 16, 2016 $2.99 31493 words Sample 10%
You are invited into D.L. Finn's life, written through a princess’s viewpoint. This entire narrative is the author’s reality from childhood through adulthood. While Ms. Finn shares her story, thoughts, poetry and photographs, she maintains the privacy of those involved
A Biography Of Ten Of The Wealthiest Female Entrepreneurs Part Eight by Thomas J. Strang A Biography Of Ten Of The Wealthiest Female Entrepreneurs Part Eight by July 16, 2016 $1.99 14222 words Sample 20%
This ebook consists of ten female entrepreneurs. The book is part eight in a series. The female entrepreneurs are: Aerin Lauder, Andrea Reimann, Elaine Tettemer Marshall, Lynsi Snyder, Sheila Johnson, Yelena Baturina, Karen Pritzker, Penny Pritzker, Jil Sander and Tory Burch.
Paper Rings by Teodor Flonta Paper Rings by July 15, 2016 $2.99 91817 words Sample 20%
Teodor is just twenty-two, a student struggling to survive under the regime of President Ceauşescu. One day his world is turned upside down when Ariella, a young Italian girl arrives in the city. For him it is love at first sight. But there is one big obstacle: contact between Romanians and Westerners is not allowed by the laws of the tyrannical regime. Will they be able to continue their romance?
Newswomen: Twenty-Five Years of Front-Page Journalism by Joyce Hoffmann Newswomen: Twenty-Five Years of Front-Page Journalism by July 15, 2016 $9.99 110215 words Sample 20%
NEWSWOMEN: TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF FRONT-PAGE JOURNALISM is an anthology of stellar work by 17 seventeen great female literary and investigative reporters whose newspaper writing has garnered awards over the past quarter century. Each chapter features a bio, a selected story, and an author’s afterwords prepared especially for this book.
The Invisible Hand of God at Work   An Extraordinary God Experienced in an Ordinary Life by Larry Burd The Invisible Hand of God at Work An Extraordinary God Experienced in an Ordinary Life by July 15, 2016 $7.50 122623 words Sample 10%
There are many references to “the hand of God” or “the hand of the Lord” in the Old & New Testaments. God’s invisible hand is at work in the lives of people who trust Him & walk obediently with Him. God’s hand saves, guides, provides, heals & performs miracles, but remains unseen to the human eye. This book is about the invisible hand of an extraordinary God at work in the life of an ordinary man.
At Last We've Found You  A transgender triumph: An Autobiography by Carolyn Lam At Last We've Found You A transgender triumph: An Autobiography by July 15, 2016 $3.99 168967 words Sample 20%
Born to Change How do you tell a life story? Hmmmm. Well, suppose you are me and have lived two lives? Now, imagine you are writing for understanding from people, including your only surviving child? How do you tell it? I tell it this way. Painfully. Honestly. Completely.
I Promised Not To Tell - Raising A Transgender Child by Cheryl B. Evans I Promised Not To Tell - Raising A Transgender Child by July 15, 2016 $5.99 49645 words Sample 10%
A must read for a parent, relative or friend of a gender questioning or transgender person. Together, Cheryl and Jim raised their children telling them: "You can be anything and do anything you want in life." They just never expected to learn that what their youngest daughter desired most, was to be a boy. A deeply personal and emotional journey about discovering the son they never knew they had.
John Laurie and the Rum Hospital by Justin Cahill John Laurie and the Rum Hospital by July 14, 2016 Free! 4901 words Read a sample
This is a short account of John Laurie, the clerk of works to the merchant-contractors who built Sydney’s 'Rum Hospital'. Transported for larceny, Laurie became a wealthy trader only to lose his fortune, become embroiled in a constitutional crisis, find himself transported to Moreton Bay and re-establish himself in New Zealand.
The Life of Joy by Joy Jones The Life of Joy by July 14, 2016 $10.00 46566 words Sample 20%
Joy Jones has a vibrant Christian faith. For many years Joy has written snippets of inspirational writing and shared testimonial stories with individuals and groups. After what she felt to be several promptings from God and encouragement from others to write a book about some of her stories – she finally did it!
Warrior in the Ring: The life of Marvin Camel, Native American world champion boxer by Brian D'Ambrosio Warrior in the Ring: The life of Marvin Camel, Native American world champion boxer by July 14, 2016 $9.99 72495 words Sample 20%
Brian D’Ambrosio’s gripping biography captures the drama, danger, beauty, and ugliness of boxing, of Indian life on reservations, and especially, of the life of a stereotype-shattering man who inspired his people and boxing fans everywhere with his courage, achievements, and great warrior heart.
The Crane Dance: Taking Flight in Midlife by William Finger The Crane Dance: Taking Flight in Midlife by July 14, 2016 $8.99 104101 words Sample 20%
This memoir recounts how job loss triggered Finger to come to grips with long buried guilt as a white Mississippian and a family history of depression. His responses to major life transitions had hobbled him in dealing with fatherhood, breadwinning, and vocation. Drawing on the men’s movement, expressive arts, meditation, anti-depressants and therapy, he discovered a new vitality for life.
An Inconvenient Life: My Unconventional Career as a Wellsite Geologist by Amanda Barlow An Inconvenient Life: My Unconventional Career as a Wellsite Geologist by July 13, 2016 $5.99 68136 words Sample 20%
Follow the unconventional career of Geologist Amanda Barlow as she details a career spanning over 30 years that has got her to where she is today – a Wellsite Geologist working in the offshore oil and gas industrya career spanning over 30 years
George Lansbury Man Of Faith by Joy S. J. Edwards George Lansbury Man Of Faith by July 13, 2016 $0.99 20895 words Sample 20%
A mini biography of George Lansbury with a bonus poetry anthology.
Presence In Relationship by Susan Groves Presence In Relationship by July 13, 2016 $2.99 46731 words Sample 10%
Susan Groves takes the respected form of Core Process Psychotherapy out of the therapy room and into everyday life. Always accessible to the reader, she suggests that Core Process can address the malaise in relationship which is so prevalent in the western world. Core process was an early pioneer of mindfulness practice, long before it became a widely accepted, mainstream psychological tool.
Things Lost and Sometimes Foiund by Paul Buckley Things Lost and Sometimes Foiund by July 12, 2016 $3.00 98962 words Sample 10%
I don’t know about you but it’s the small things in life that fascinate me. Some advice. Don’t put up with a 70 birthday it you’re not ready to be seventy. Just rename it. How often have you read instructions telling you even a child can assemble it. Don’t believe them. What to do when a belligerent 12 year old boy starts throwing stones through your neighbour’s living room window. It might feel l
Pilgrimage 朝圣之旅 by Mony Dojeiji Pilgrimage 朝圣之旅 by July 12, 2016 $9.99 3365 words Sample 20%
This is the Mandarin edition of WALKING FOR PEACE, AN INNER JOURNEY. 朝圣之旅》是一本真实的传记,记录了作者莫妮·多吉和她的丈夫阿尔贝托·阿格拉索历时13个月,徒步穿越13个国家,跨越欧洲大陆去朝圣,在路上寻找自己心灵答案的经历。 她曾订过为期一年的不定期机桑,起点是埃及。她曾晚上爬上金字塔,白天骑着骆驼穿越沙漠。她曾在卡帕多西亚的洞穴里沉思,在伊斯坦布尔跨越欧洲和亚洲。她曾在地中海的沙滩上游荡,听大自然低声诉说它们的秘密,展现它们美丽的瞬间。但只有这场始于罗马的朝圣之旅,让她找到了内心的和平,以及,遇见她一生的伴侣--阿尔贝托。在这长达13个月的徒步旅行中,他们经历了烈日、酷寒、饥饿、疲惫与创伤,他们经历了至亲去世、朋友争执、世人的不理解,他们经历了迷茫、恐惧、悲伤......
Memories from Maple Street U.S.A: Pawprints on My Heart by Cheryl Pierson, Gayle M. Irwin, Ann Swann, Carol Huff, Sarah J. McNeal, Charlie Steel, C. J. Samuels, Jim Landwehr, Cher'ley Grogg, L.D.B. Taylor, Beverly Wells, Gil McDonald, Meg Mims, Tina Holt, & Tanya Hanson Memories from Maple Street U.S.A: Pawprints on My Heart by ,
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A pet can leave indelible pawprints, hoofprints, or even web-foot duck prints on our hearts. No matter how many years go by, we remember our animal friends we rescued—and those who rescued us. Anatole France once said, “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” This collection of true animal stories will serve to prove him right!
Buddy by Joe Garner Turman Buddy by July 10, 2016 $3.99 33653 words Sample 15%
He came roaring out of Noonday, a small country town near Tyler, to become the Texas heavyweight champion and to fight world champions. His perfectly bronzed body and lethal left hook attracted a hundreds of faithful followers. Buddy fought in New York, London, Milan, Praetoria, Hamburg and Manila. His handsome looks landed him parts in several Hollywood sitcoms, such as Hollywood Squares.
Love Never Fails by Benjamin Villescas Love Never Fails by July 10, 2016 $6.99 19042 words Sample 20%
Life is a journey, we all make mistakes and experience heartache What sets each individual apart is there determination to move Forward and allow us to share the greatest gift of all; LOVE This is my personal story of Tragedy Triumph Faith and Redemption
Ella - La Historia de Maria Jose by Christian Masello Ella - La Historia de Maria Jose by July 10, 2016 $9.99 21865 words Sample 2%
Una Mujer convoca a un escritor para contar las vicisitudes de su existencia. El literato la escucha y transmite su vida, via la tinta, al papel.
Notes to Self- a year of writing notes to myself by Valerie J Runyan Notes to Self- a year of writing notes to myself by July 10, 2016 $2.99 3837 words Sample 15%
This book is just notes I wrote to myself about whatever was happening to me in my last year in Las Vegas.It is random eavesdropping monologue, some of my poetry and my opinions and thoughts about my life at that time.