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When twelve-year-old Ben’s parents don’t come home from work, he doesn’t know what to think. Fearful of the police and Child Protective Services, he and his six-year-old sister don’t want to end up in foster homes and will do anything to avoid being separated. Their journey—fraught with obstacles and people who may not have their best interests at heart—plays a significant role in building Ben’s character and eventually determining his fate.
"This story grabs you from the beginning and keeps you guessing all the way through the book. I love how Florence weaves tales and incorporates local color and places. A boy placed in seemingly impossible situation and how he handled it. No child should be in that situation but he adapted and grew. Very well written from a boy’s point of view. Truly loved it especially the ending."
After a long career in the corporate world, Florence Osmund retired to write novels. "I strive to write literary fiction and endeavor to craft stories that challenge readers to survey their own beliefs and values," Osmund states. Florence’s website www.florenceosmund.com offers substantial advice for new and aspiring writers including how to begin the project, writing techniques, building an author platform, book promotion and more. Florence lives on a small tranquil lake in northern Illinois, where she continues to write novels.
Though cast as fiction, these stories show what dropping into a small New Mexico town at the end of the highway in the Rio Abajo was like for freaks rejecting the madness of the Vietnam War and mainstream U.S. culture. This posthumous collection includes photographs by Bob Christensen and others and depicts the narrator’s evolution… [Read More]
Originally published in hardcover by UNM Press in 2004, “The Horse in the Kitchen” won the American Book Award in 2005. Now issued in paperback by 48HrBooks, the reprint adds the autobiographical essay, “A Father’s Tears”, exploring the machismo of the patriarch whose son discovers in his father a tenderness he hadn’t anticipated. Americans considering ramifications… [Read More]
Never cheat a partner. Always get revenge. . . The Traveling Man takes on a quick and easy safecracking job…easy until his partners are murdered and he’s on the run. His wife is trying to settle into her new role as a rich man’s girlfriend, so she isn’t at his side. Who are these killers… [Read More]
When the hard men come with their guns. . . and bundle you into the trunk of a car. . . who do you wish had your back? The Traveling Man and a new partner have their eyes on a safe deposit box full of drug money when the new partner’s husband unexpectedly shows up,… [Read More]
Meet 16 more people who have the need to rid their closets of at least one skeleton… if not more. Some people are still living their confessions although they know it’s very unethical. Others will share how they were done wrong by the people they love and aren’t sure if they should reveal the information… [Read More]