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

Mermaid in The Kitchen by Sarah Delamere Hurding Mermaid in The Kitchen by Jan. 01, 2018 $19.95 170,800 words Sample 15%
Meet The Bridget Jones of the Spiritual World! Mermaid in This fun, informative, fast-moving and comprehensive memoir has many layers to beguile, amuse and entice you. Sarah was a hostess at U2's nightclub, The Kitchen for many years. Mermaid in The Kitchen charts Sarah's rite of passage from young intuitive, via three academic degrees, to feted status as a celebrity psychic.
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by Jan. 01, 2018 Free! 61,640 words
John Bunyan’s personal and honest biography. He shares his immense struggles with sin, doubt, and of eventually overcoming. You’ll also get a glimpse behind the scenes of Bunyan’s very effective ministry.
Adrift in the Panama Canal by Joseph J Wilson, Jr Adrift in the Panama Canal by Dec. 29, 2017 $0.99 2,430 words Sample 20%
This is the true story of survival. Two guys with one oar and two holes in the bottom of a flat bottom john-boat. When it looked like all hope was lost..........
A Marvellous Party by Ian Elmslie A Marvellous Party by Dec. 28, 2017 $9.99 76,020 words Sample 20%
Ian Elmslie's engaging book tells – with candour and humour – how he came to brush shoulders with TV stars, music heroes, or world-renowned actors. Above all, it's the tale of a young gay man learning about love and life, and reflecting on changes in his community in the 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality. An inspiring and moving read.
Philip Philip "Little Farvel" Cohen Brooklyn Mobster Murdered In Valley Stream, New York by Dec. 28, 2017 $2.99 2,530 words Sample 5%
My e-book looks at the violent death of Philip "Little" Farvel Cohen whose body was dumped near Valley Stream, NY in September 1949. Cohen was tied to the 1936 murder for hire killing of Brooklyn candy store operator Joseph Rosen. When prosecutors failed to assemble sufficient evidence to convict him for this crime, Little Farvel was jailed on a federal narcotics rap. He was paroled in March 1949.
Biografías Militares: O, historia militar del país en medio siglo (1874) by José Maria Baraya Biografías Militares: O, historia militar del país en medio siglo (1874) by Dec. 27, 2017 $5.99 197,900 words Sample 10%
Biografías de algunos próceres de la guerra de la independencia deNueva Granada contra España, quienes con sus armas y su talento construyeron la república de Colombia, escrito en 1874 pero de total actualidad dada la objetividad y profundidad investigativa de su autor el historiador José María Baraya. Libro de obligada lectura para amantes de la historia colombiana y latinoamericana.
Western Cycles: Canada by Alejandro Puerto Western Cycles: Canada by Dec. 27, 2017 $4.99 40,590 words
Canadian transformations become palpable after the Second World War. Western Cycles: Canada describes these changes, dividing several historical periods within the actions carried out during the administrations of the respective prime ministers from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Stephen Harper. It also presents graphic information related to the behavior of various economic indicators.
Her by Amy Sparks Her by Dec. 26, 2017 Free! 5,160 words Read a sample
Do you wanna hear a story? Well, of course, you do because everyone loves stories. Especially mine.
Tesla: The Forgotten Genius of Electricity by James Samuels Tesla: The Forgotten Genius of Electricity by Dec. 26, 2017 $9.99 58,970 words Sample 10%
Nikola Tesla (10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was an inventor, mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer. He was an important contributor to the birth of commercial electricity, and is best known for his many revolutionary developments in the field of electromagnetism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This is his story.
Twenty by J.R. Lonsway Twenty by Dec. 26, 2017 $3.99 147,670 words Sample 10%
An unapologetic and politically incorrect memoir of policing. This may be one of the best books out there about cops and the job they perform.
City Baby by Ross Lomas City Baby by Dec. 26, 2017 $9.99 92,200 words Sample 20%
GBH ‘The Led Zeppelin of punk.’ Robert Plant. GBH aren’t just a punk band, they’re legends. For over thirty years, they’ve been making music, making friends, and making trouble. They’ve toured the world, but stayed true to their Birmingham roots. In this book, bassist Ross Lomas tells his story. It’s the story of how punk rock, and love, saved his life.
The 3rd Scroll by Akintunde E.B The 3rd Scroll by Dec. 26, 2017 $0.99 3,830 words
The 3rd Scroll is a memoir of real experiences, true events and first-hand accounts of persons and personalities with a voice that needed to be heard, written in verses.
Notes To Mother by CaptJeffBerry Notes To Mother by Dec. 25, 2017 $12.99 87,990 words Sample 10%
Notes To Mother is a series of in-your-face tales from behind the scenes of recent history. Ride in a stagecoach in the driver's box; guide and take pictures of Teddy Roosevelt in the wilds of Yellowstone Park; covertly gather info on the abandoned military hardware left over in the Pacific after WW2, for MacArthur's Korean battle; speak with Dr. Porsche about starting the first US VW franchise.
Frank Cammarata Youngstown, Ohio and Detroit Mobster by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Frank Cammarata Youngstown, Ohio and Detroit Mobster by Dec. 25, 2017 $2.99 2,440 words Sample 5%
Frank Cammarata was an instrumental figure as a Mafia enforcer and a mob connection to the lucrative record and jukebox industry. Summoned before the U.S. Senate Racketeering Committee in 1958, Cammarata took the 5th Amendment rather than incriminate himself. A shady figure among gangsters he moved throughout the U.S. freely until immigration officials discovered his illegal reentry to America.
The Complete Biography of Prophet Jesus (Pbuh) Bilingual Edition English & Indonesia by Muhammad Vandestra The Complete Biography of Prophet Jesus (Pbuh) Bilingual Edition English & Indonesia by Dec. 23, 2017 You set the price! 28,400 words Sample 20%
In Islam faith, Prophet Isa ibn Maryam (Jesus, son of Mary‎), or Prophet Jesus, is understood to be the penultimate prophet and messenger of Allah (God) and al-Masih, the Arabic term for Messiah (Christ), sent to guide the Children of Israel (bani israil in Arabic) with a new revelation: al-Injil (Arabic for "the Gospel").
Biografi Kehidupan Nabi Isa AS (Jesus) Edisi Bilingual Inggris & Indonesia by Muhammad Vandestra Biografi Kehidupan Nabi Isa AS (Jesus) Edisi Bilingual Inggris & Indonesia by Dec. 23, 2017 You set the price! 28,420 words Sample 15%
Biografi Kehidupan Nabi Isa AS atau Jesus Christ Utusan Tuhan Yang Terakhir Untuk Kaum Bani Israel Dalam Pandangan Islam Bersumberkan Dari Kitab Suci Al-Quran & Al-Hadist.
Drew Barrymore Biography: The Wildflower of Hollywood Revealed by Chris Dicker Drew Barrymore Biography: The Wildflower of Hollywood Revealed by Dec. 23, 2017 $3.99 9,620 words Sample 7%
Drew Barrymore was quite a troubling child. She lived on her own at 14, Drew had to grow up fast to meet those early challenges in life. She was in a rehab multiple times in her teenage years. Despite the difficulties, her childhood was filled with adventures, challenges, and incredible experiences. Drew Barrymore has been an actress for most of her life....
Audrey Hepburn Biography: The Charming Life of Audrey and How She Coped with Fame, Love Affairs and More? by Chris Dicker Audrey Hepburn Biography: The Charming Life of Audrey and How She Coped with Fame, Love Affairs and More? by Dec. 23, 2017 $4.99 9,500 words Sample 7%
Audrey Hepburn has been on the spot light in Hollywood for many years during the time Marylin Monroe was alive. Audrey was charming the audience with variety of acting, dancing and signing skills. It all started in her childhood, where Audrey had a strong pull towards ballet. In fact, she has been a ballerina for a while before even thinking of acting or movies....
Madonna Biography: The Sex Symbol of The Music Industry Revealed by Chris Dicker Madonna Biography: The Sex Symbol of The Music Industry Revealed by Dec. 23, 2017 $3.99 9,840 words Sample 7%
Madonna has shown herself during the years in new, different and provocative ways. She's the master of creating new styles and shining in different ways. If you have to describe her in just few words would be: Megastar. Lover. Mother. Opportunist. Chameleon. Role model. However, the common theme and strategy in her appearances is sex. That's the main drive she uses to get attention in the music...
Rosa Parks Biography: How Ordinary People Can Change The World, Montgomery Bus Boycott and More? by Chris Dicker Rosa Parks Biography: How Ordinary People Can Change The World, Montgomery Bus Boycott and More? by Dec. 23, 2017 $3.99 9,090 words Sample 7%
Rosa Parks was widely known for the Montgomery bus boycott. However, there was more to her than meets the eye. In fact, Rosa Parks was a national hero, just like Martin Luther King Jr.. She fought the racial segregation in the United States, because people were judged mainly by the color of their skin. There was definitely a double standard. However, for Rosa was a "double fight...."
Helen Keller Biography: How Helen Coped With Deafness, Blindness and Proved The Worthiness of the People with Disabilities Worldwide? by Chris Dicker Helen Keller Biography: How Helen Coped With Deafness, Blindness and Proved The Worthiness of the People with Disabilities Worldwide? by Dec. 23, 2017 $4.99 9,330 words Sample 7%
Helen Keller, an extraordinary human being who fought for the disabled and handicapped people. It's amazing how Helen Keller was able to overcome her extreme limitations due to blindness and deafness, especially during the time where there was not much support for the disabled people. Helen did not want to settle and be put in some institution for the rest of her life...
H.P. Lovecraft Biography: The Dark, Twisted World of The Horror Fiction Writer Who Was Recognized a Decade After His Death by Chris Dicker H.P. Lovecraft Biography: The Dark, Twisted World of The Horror Fiction Writer Who Was Recognized a Decade After His Death by Dec. 23, 2017 $3.99 9,710 words Sample 7%
Lovecraft was considered a talented writer, an authority in storytelling and a highly respected erudite, a walking encyclopedia of ancient and modern knowledge. His passion to horror and science fiction was dated back from his childhood, where he used to have a lot of nightmares of monsters, demons and fears. He used them to facilitate his stories and writing later on...
Sandcastles & Snowmen by FB Publishing Sandcastles & Snowmen by Dec. 22, 2017 $5.99 121,450 words
Sahar El-Nadi's new book demystifies Islam and Muslims. From a female leader's worldwide perspective, Sandcastles and Snowmen explores faith through the story of a woman on a personal journey to search for spirituality, leading her to reconnect with Islam in a new, global context in the turbulent post 9/11 world.
Twists and Turns - Episodes in the Life of Ambassador Eric M. Javits by Eric M. Javits Twists and Turns - Episodes in the Life of Ambassador Eric M. Javits by Dec. 22, 2017 $1.99 108,260 words
Twists and Turns is a personal, revealing memoir that bares previously untold episodes of international historical interest from an insiders perspective as a member of the Javits family, including famous figures in his legal career in New York, and as an arms control Ambassador in Geneva and The Hague.
My Big Fat Broadway Debut! Volume 3: Big Breaks, Big Days by Steven Cutts My Big Fat Broadway Debut! Volume 3: Big Breaks, Big Days by Dec. 22, 2017 $2.99 5,130 words
My Big Fat Broadway Debut! the ebook miniseries chronicles the remarkable journey of Steven Cutts, who went from being a kid with a dream to being a pro on the Broadway stage. The book is packed with stories, wisecracks, pitfalls, and sage advice from a true industry insider.
“Red Director” Memories. by Alexandr Chanturiya “Red Director” Memories. by Dec. 22, 2017 $1.95 15,490 words Sample 15%
Memories of the man who become Director General of one of the largest Soviet shipyards in Ukraine despite “son of the Enemy of People” label. Details of his biography are tightly connected to the story of Okean shipyard growth and struggle for the enterprise survival during economy collapse in 90s.
Best of Nineteen by Khali Raymond Best of Nineteen by Dec. 22, 2017 $5.99 81,040 words
Nineteen years of life. How does Khali celebrate it? With a book, that's how! Check out this compilation as Khali Raymond takes you down memory lane with all of his works.
Behind the Pen 0.5 by Khali Raymond Behind the Pen 0.5 by Dec. 22, 2017 $4.99 35,180 words
Khali goes back into his vault once more, digging up a series of journals he has written in throughout his early adolescence. He pieced together every single stitch to bring you "Behind the Pen 0.5."
Biografía de Rafael Pombo by Hector Orjuela Biografía de Rafael Pombo by Dec. 21, 2017 $4.99 23,730 words Sample 10%
Breve biografía del poeta Rafael Pombo, catalogado como la gloria de las letras colombianas y también conocido como el poeta de los niños. Libro de cultura general de obligatoria letcura para todos los hispanopalantes deseosos de enriquecer el culto por el idioma y el conocimiento de los grandes literatos del idioma castellano.
Finding Janine by Chiufang Hwang Finding Janine by Dec. 21, 2017 $4.99 40,200 words Sample 20%
Chiufang Hwang, M.D. was born in Taiwan but came to the US as a toddler so her father could pursue a PhD. Usually the only Asian kid on the block growing up in Columbia, SC, she was outwardly shy but inwardly eager to absorb the culture of her adopted country. It wasn’t until she met Janine that Chiufang would identify her own inner-American by embracing the melting pot of cultures she encountered
Glenda Farrell: Hollywood’s Hardboiled Dame by BearManor Media Glenda Farrell: Hollywood’s Hardboiled Dame by Dec. 20, 2017 $9.95 69,160 words
Torchy Blane: model for Superman’s Lois Lane. Five-foot-three firecracker. Smart, adventurous blonde. Gimme girl. Wry eyes, pouty kisser. Wicked wisecracks. Sly double take. Fast-talking, no-nonsense, straight-shooting, stand-up, hardboiled dame. Anyone for Glenda Farrell?
In Case You Were Wondering Why I Disappeared and other stories by Stuart Kamille In Case You Were Wondering Why I Disappeared and other stories by Dec. 20, 2017 $3.99 15,410 words Sample 20%
This is a collection of funny stories I've written over the years that deal with life as I observed it. When I showed this to several friends, they laughed out loud. They all wanted me to publish it. I hesitated. My wife thought I would look like a nincompoop. (She's usually right about such things.). The only way to find out is for you to judge for yourself. Read a sample and see.
CMT and Me: An Intimate 75-year Journey of Love, Loss and Refusal to Surrender to a Disabling Disease by Linda D. Crabtree CMT and Me: An Intimate 75-year Journey of Love, Loss and Refusal to Surrender to a Disabling Disease by Dec. 20, 2017 $9.99 129,010 words Sample 15%
Linda Crabtree grew up in the early ‘40s, when the future for a little kid with a disability wasn’t promising. Seventy-five years later she writes about her forays into education, journalism, running a charity, art, antiques, designing a home and her travels. This passionate, entrepreneurial woman has kept plugging away despite a progressive neuromuscular disease, Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT).
The Red Grove Social Club A Yonkers, New York Genovese Extortion Ring by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr The Red Grove Social Club A Yonkers, New York Genovese Extortion Ring by Dec. 20, 2017 $2.99 2,440 words Sample 5%
The Red Grove Social Club is infamous in the annals of Yonkers, New York business history. Closed within weeks of its 1969 opening, the establishment nevertheless had reverberations over time. The management of the Red Grove appealed in court and went so far as to set a portion of its interior afire. Red Grove President John Tortora was convicted on 16 counts of loan sharking.
The Fine Art of a Kiss Screenplay by Kenneth Hanis The Fine Art of a Kiss Screenplay by Dec. 20, 2017 $2.99 35,090 words Sample 25%
"The Fine Art of a Kiss" is distilled from the main plot of my Nonfiction Novel, "The Fine Art of Being Difficult"..
My Escape to Terra Australis and My Part in the Near Death of the Australian Wool Industry by Gerry Dubbin My Escape to Terra Australis and My Part in the Near Death of the Australian Wool Industry by Dec. 20, 2017 $9.99 177,510 words Sample 10%
This book provides an absorbing account of life in Australia, tracing the life and times of young migrant Gerry Dubbin following his escape, in 1959, from a Britain on the long road to decline.
A Canadian In God’s Own Country by Robin Benger A Canadian In God’s Own Country by Dec. 20, 2017 $14.99 52,120 words Sample 15%
In the fall of 2016, journalist and documentary filmmaker Robin Benger felt the overwhelming resolve to pack in a forty year career based in Toronto, during which he covered events in some of the world’s most dangerous hotspots, and move into a caravan with his wife in North Yorkshire. This book is his journal about a genteel English summer stopping life to walk, dream and look around.
Twelve Thousand Mornings by Mary Yoo Twelve Thousand Mornings by Dec. 20, 2017 $4.99 68,530 words Sample 20%
Heartbroken and desperate to leave a failed American life behind, Arie buys a one-way ticket to Seoul, South Korea.
Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle by Conrad Jarrett Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle by Dec. 18, 2017 $9.99 3,930 words Sample 20%
According to Meghan it was "Just a cosy night … we were just roasting chicken… just an amazing surprise, it was so sweet and natural and very romantic. He got on one knee." This is the love story of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle. How they met, their courtship, his proposal, and the royal wedding.
The Rules of the Game: One Man's Fight Against an Unjust System by Terry Amos & Nihar Suthar The Rules of the Game: One Man's Fight Against an Unjust System by
& Dec. 18, 2017
$7.95 54,460 words Sample 15%
Terry Amos spent more than 17 years in jail after being falsely accused of rape. Follow his gut-wrenching story behind the scenes of the most dangerous prisons in America, all while he explores the rules of the game on socially unacceptable topics like rape, racism, and violence, but also inspiring subjects like friendship and truth.
Whimsical Edna by Violet Moore Whimsical Edna by Dec. 18, 2017 $4.95 79,880 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! 61,400 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 graduated from Purdue University with a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering in 1929.
ТЕФТЕРЧЕТО НА ВАСИЛ ЛЕВСКИ by cerber ТЕФТЕРЧЕТО НА ВАСИЛ ЛЕВСКИ by Dec. 17, 2017 $0.99 6,640 words Sample 15%
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 2,980 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 $7.99 101,000 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 77,230 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 $5.99 169,240 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! 2,620 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! 11,170 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 3,050 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.