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
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.
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.
Contributors: Dan Coffey. Kitty Baker. William Burleson. Morgan Grayce Willow. Lee Henschel Jr. Stephen L. Snook. Sally Niemand. Emilio Degrazia. Ty Cronkhite. Brandt Roberts. Michael Edwin Q. Steve Schild. Andy Roberts. Tom Driscoll.
Ø Mud Ball Dolls Ø Ondine & the Blue Troll Ø Saint Martin Ø Nzombi Ø the Flying Horse Ø George’s Dream Ø Old Mamadou Ø Sirènes Ø Regime of Bananas Ø Crazy Joseph Ø Snakes & Violets Ø
Characters plucked from war, folklore and modern literature, from the Belgian Congo and the Dust Bowl, from the Battle of the Bulge, Congo Zaire, Gabon and the cold Pisgah Mountains of North Carolina; ink from the pen of Steinbeck and blood from the bitter heart of a wicked sorcerer, these characters come alive in ten lyric parables.