One Degree South

Steve Snook

One Degree South is a sweeping tale of love, politics and witchcraft set in the oil-rich nation of Gabon just as the Cold War ends. The U.S. relationship with African dictators suddenly changes and election fervor, which dominates the headlines in African capitals, sweeps through the remotest of tiny villages.
Stephen L. Snook’s One Degree South is one of the most powerful first novels I’ve ever come across. Snook is both a master storyteller and a perceptive and insightful observer. The novel is part love story, part political narrative and part supernatural thriller.” — Twin Cities Arts & Opera Critic William Randall writing at
Stephen L. Snook’s One Degree South is a colorful African tapestry of romance, mystery and a little witchcraft. This debut novel by an author who worked in Africa for 25 years is a perfect summer read.” — Mary Ann Grossmann, Saint Paul Pioneer-Press
Stephen L. Snook is a specialist in international development who has spent over 25 years living and working in Africa. In addition to Gabon, where he served as a Peace Corps volunteer, he has worked in (or visited) Botswana, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire), Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Haiti. Steve has a doctorate in political science from the University of Florida. He is married, the father of three daughters, and currently lives in Vermont. This is his first novel.

Amazon Reviews—

Lauren Montgomery-Rinehart writes: Beautiful, perceptive, and human account of the encounter of two worlds…that become one. This is a beautifully and intelligently written book. If you like politics, world cultures, and keen insight into the relationships between two Others, this is the book for you. If you enjoy reading about Peace Corps, Gabon, or Africa, this is the book for you. I love the characters and the voice. I love the language and cultural insights. This is a 100% enjoyable read. I found myself getting lost in the narrative and world Snook created.

From Mike Livingston: Fantastic reading! Extremely well written and vivid in it’s descriptions of the terrain and the people in that part of the world.

Eros in Autumn

Steven Schild

The rather raw curiosity at the heart of Eros in Autumn, by Steve Schild, is among the many reasons you’re going to admire the short poems you are about to experience. Rather than wither and retire into some social stereotype of what a man, a poet, a professor, husband, son and father ought to write about as he grows long in the tooth, Mr. Schild confronts the sudden change from man to old man head on, challenges his most intimate perceptions and boldly questions the perceptions looking back at him, whether from the candor of a bathroom mirror or the scruples darkening a young woman’s beautiful eyes.—Publisher’s preface by Shipwreckt Managing editor Tom Driscoll
Congratulations to Steven Schild, author of Eros in Autumn (Up On Big Rock Poetry Series, 2014), for bringing home a silver medal for best poetry at the Midwest Book Awards gala. And congratulations to Shipwreckt Books Publishing Company for holding its own against 90 publishers from 11 states.


Dogma Charlie 21


Glen Timm

as told to Debbie Kuehn

My Unique Life & WWII

A riveting memoir by a Minnesota Veteran of wars in Europe, Japan and Korea

This is the story of Glen Timm, a sharp young man from the rural Midwest, born in 1922, just in time to be the perfect age to sign up for World War II as the U.S. was in the thick of it. Feeling dejected because of his early hair loss at 17, Glen waived his opportunities to go to university on a scholarship, instead intending to serve overseas. His first choice, the Navy, however, also rejected him for his hair loss and he signed up with the Army instead, shooting to the top of his class at Officer Candidate School, and never looking back as he assumed command of an engineering platoon. – from the preface by Debbie Kuehn

The Sailing Master, Book One: Coming of Age

Lee Henschel Jr.

$4.50 – Buy a Kindle copy online


In 1798 Bonaparte strides across the stage of Europe. He now covets Egypt and the newly commissioned frigate HMS Eleanor deploys into the Mediterranean on a covert mission to help check the tyrant’s ambitions.
Thus begins The Sailing Master . . . a novel of the sea, and the coming of age for its narrator, Owen Harriet. At just twelve years old, Owen joins Eleanor to serve as cabin boy for his uncle, Captain James Cedric. The boy’s mathematical prowess draws the attention of Mr. Lau, Eleanor’s sailing master, and due to the frigate’s heavy losses at sea, Owen quickly advances. But Owen also possesses a secret, the capacity to perceive and comprehend . . . the Sukiyama.

Amazon Reviews—

Paulmer writes: First rate historical nautical novel. The book reads like a hard charging rhinoceros on steroids. I pretty much read it in one sitting and can’t wait for the next one to come out.

Lost Lake Folk Opera – V2N1

Special Vietnam War Turns 50! issue

In this Issue
The Vietnam War Turns 50!
Tim Walz Interview
Don’t Dodge the Draft
Ron Glasser
Odyssey across America
Hal Cropp
Time has come to clarify.
Emilio DeGrazia
Larry Johnson
What is Vietnam, after Iraq?
Steve Sarvi
The Unseen
Lee Henschel Jr.
Back from Vietnam
Dee Slinde
What do Baby Trolls Eat?
Rose Arrowsmith DeCrux
Forty-seven Years Cold
J.P. Johnson
Warm Sundays
Jake Teeny
There was a Man Who Lived
Molly McDonald
Let Us be Merry
Nicole Borg
Unwise Words – 2 poems
James Scannell McCormick
Ed Bok Lee
Lanesboro’s Crown Jewels
Bucheit & Seiler
I Hear a Folk Opera
Tom Driscoll