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Welcome to the Kamakuru period of feudal Japan, the days of the first Shogun… When his family is slaughtered and he’s left for dead at the hands of three ronin, Kazuo the farmer sets off for revenge.
But this farmer’s journey is no simple tale of retribution. It is a tale of a man coming to grips with who he truly is… and finding out that even the greatest samurai cannot change their past or escape their future.
Militarized police forces, corporate up-tech security agents, mecha reinforcements, search and destroy A.I., cyberpunk gangs, one future-dead hacker and an increasing body count.
Welcome to the future–a dystopian society created by a third world war, where the last of humanity lives in sectioned off city sectors. A future where the wealthy inner sectors inhabitants live in luxury, gaining access to genetic advancements that prolong life and a digital virtual network known as Eden, where humans who have reached their natural ends can download themselves into digital immortality.
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Disclaimer: Names have been changed to protect the guilty.
In this laugh-out loud new book, Z. Michael Shadney shares 10 hilarious, true stories from her 30 years as a CPA. Her clients include philanderers, shady business people, dysfunctional families, jilted lovers, gold diggers and a wide assortment of ordinary people caught up in unbelievable situations.
Tax advisors are like lawyers and priests – they see you on your best days and your worst days. Through it all, Michael has enjoyed a front row seat, and now, so can we.
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In her own words:
Off and on since 2002, I’ve been writing short essays and poems about my life, an ordinary life filled with precious memories. It has given me great pleasure to remember, reflect and record.
This volume includes stories about my family and what it was like growing up in the village of Baynesville, Maryland. It also tells the story of the many adventures I had with Don, the love of my life, and our two children, as well as some musings and lessons learned along the way.
Most of these pieces are not profound or intellectual. They simply tell the story of Little Evelyn as she grew up and ventured forth into the world, remembering her roots along the way and experiencing some wonderful things.
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Stories are powerful. Even mediocre stories hypnotize us. The very best stories rewire our brains. Yet too few entrepreneurs are prepared to answer the question:
What’s your story?
In Selling with Stories, you’ll learn how to use storytelling to create the kind of marketing that attracts your ideal client or customer, effortlessly. At the end of this book, you’ll have at least four compelling stories you can tell in print or online, plus a much deeper understanding of your business and what it stands for.
In our fragmented, 24×7 media culture, how can a business stand out? The answer is stories—beautiful, hilarious, inspiring stories that resonate with your target market so strongly that they can’t help but share them.
Storycraft for Comics discusses:
- Understanding the process of creating a comic story AND your own personal goals for the story.
- Where and how to begin developing a new story.
- Key story elements and working through the discovery process.
- A super-human, super-strength, 24 point outline for developing a genuine, rock-solid story that will build your fan base.
- Format-specific considerations including a special simplified outline for one-shot comics and smaller stories.
- Extra stuff like how to come up with names, what’s in a story bible and more.
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Bean in the Garden is a series of delightful, lighthearted picture books and videos that aims to teach preschoolers how to be brave and kind in everyday life.
Each story in the series follows Bean and his friends as they set off on a different adventure: hiking through the Wildflower Forest, taking up a new hobby, or earning the all-important camping badge! Along the way, they learn everyday lessons about how to be a good friend and help others in need.
In the Land of Ireland is a picture book with a progressing story introducing young children to another culture in a fun-filled way.
Through the use of witty rhyme and rhythm, children anticipate the next word or next sentence, thus fostering participation.
Easy to remember repetition of phrases builds sequencing skills and vocabulary, increasing a child’s ability to read words in print.
Playful, colorful pictures promote memorization of favorite words and reading independence.
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Ride along with Tripp Wheeler and his canine sidekick, Detour, as they roll from one adventure to another! As a brand-new truck driver for Wheeler Transport, Tripp and Detour deliver important cargo to cities and towns across America.
The 10-4 Good Buggy book series is perfect for emerging readers (ages 5-9), especially those who love trucks and other commercial vehicles. Your children will enjoy tracking Tripp’s adventures across all fifty states while learning about important landmarks from our nation’s history.