Nonfiction – Guides and How To

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Site will no longer be updated

Hi Everyone,

As the writing community in the Phoenix area has grown and flourished, I have personally moved in another direction.  I have stepped away from my other responsibilities in the community, and placed them in other capable hands.  This site is no longer a necessary tool to connect the disparate groups and projects together as I am no longer a community leader.  I do not have as easy access to the information that was so readily available to me before, and will no longer update the site.

I hope you found this a useful resource in the past, and wish the best in the future.

Best Regards.

 

Local Books – The Crossover Test

Paperback       Kindle (No Kindle Edition)

by Joseph Schwartz (Author)

James Conrad has one hell of a headache. In two days, he must drive to Montana with his self-absorbed, drug-addicted little brother named Rory, eulogize the father he barely remembers, and find his gun-toting, mysticism practicing mother, who is convinced she will be dead in a day. All standard procedure for the former Army Ranger, except for the man following them…a shape-shifter from another dimension…an assassin sent to kill them all.

The Crossover Test follows these four outcasts in a supernatural road trip across America, toward a violent and bizarre climax at the banks of the Missouri River and the gate to another world, where a family will confront the core of evil, discover the secrets of their mysterious past, grow closer, and most importantly, stay alive.

Local Books – Never Cook Sober Cookbook: From Soused Scrambled Eggs to Kahlua Fudge Brownies, 100 (Fool)Proof Recipes

Paperback        Kindle

Stacy Laabs (Author), Sherri Field (Author)

The only thing better than homemade is homemade with alcohol. In Never Cook Sober Cookbook, Stacy Laabs and Sherri Field prove that cooking is a lot more fun when you do it sauced—and we’re not talking Worcestershire.

With this no-booze-barred guide, every meal you make is a hangover waiting to happen. So unlock the liquor cabinet and get ready to whip up such liquored-up recipes as:

  • Giddy Raspberry Tea Vodka Granola Yogurt
  • Bottoms-Up Mudslide Smoothie
  • Distracted Bourbon Pecan Waffles
  • Happy Hour Clam Beer Bites
  • Tipsy Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos
  • Sassy Salmon in Champagne Sauce
  • Play-It-Again Gin Scallops
  • Half-Seas over Lime Rum Shrimp Kebabs
  • Mixology Cupcakes
  • Zonked Kahlua Fudge Brownies

With 100 mouthwatering appetizers, entrees, sides, and desserts guaranteed to get your taste buds buzzin’, you’ll have all you need to drive your family and friends to drink—one drunken dish at a time!

Local Books – Protect Your Writings: A Legal Guide for Authors

Hardcover (No Paperback)        Kindle

Whether you are a seasoned author or a new author writing your first book, Protect Your Writings will help you avoid common, costly legal mistakes. In this practical guide, author and licensed attorney Maria Crimi Speth provides a comprehensive yet easy-to-understand description of the applicable laws that affect authors and their works. Illustrated with examples from real cases and real situations, Protect Your Writings covers the four main areas of intellectual property law and the interplay between these areas as they relate to authors. The guide focuses strongly on copyright law-the main area of law protecting the written word-and also includes sections that discuss the copyright registration process in detail, how to avoid infringement claims against you, international rights, online writing, and the contracts that authors are most likely to encounter. A valuable resource for writers in any stage of their career, Protect Your Writings succinctly and completely covers the legal information that authors need to safeguard their creative works. It answers the questions writers may have as well as the questions they might not know to ask.