Jesse CRAIGNOU

Coming from a multinational multicultural family I learnt many languages and to deal with many cultures… This has shown me the importance of words and communication. Words are sweet water to my lips… For lack of a better word I’ll make up my own if I have to… if it serves the purpose of my writing… words are all yet sometimes words are not enough… From the minute I could write I wrote… on everything and anything I could fin to write on… I wrote I wrote I wrote… and I haven’t stopped writing yet… My first memory of writing was at home writing my name on my little blackboard… My father came to correct it… and writing was on for me from that moment on… There was a time poetry belonged in popular culture before it was held hostage by the elite… In many respects and ways I have long felt I belong in those days… People quoted and cited lines from poems as people today sing along the streets… And words were their music… A couple of years ago one of my students presented a piece of his work about Louise BENNETT -the first Jamaican woman poet- and he got me thinking on how I wish I could go back to the dawn of writing… to be the first person ever to write the first book in his language… the first fiction… Or even… Bulgarian born Elias CANETTI who, from wanting so much to understand the private thoughts his parents shared in German, went on to become one of the greatest German writers of his time and beyond… because with writing comes history… and come stories… and communication… My main interests belong in life, people and nature. People usually don’t see the surrealistic aspects of their life… when I do… Most of my endeavours are about communication… and my writings are very oral in fact… they are meant to be heard and said more than read… even if one should indeed enjoy reading them… whether books, texts, poems or songs they would easily find their way to the radio or stage… and I have recorded a few that I offer for sale now… I also write for business and communication as well as for children… in a style that blends fact and fiction as well as poetry and prose… writing about people for people… Most of my books come in French and in English.

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Hero Worship

NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED! Sienna is a hardworking sheep farmer in the outback of South Australia whose quick action saves a family from a dangerous situation after a tornado tears through the state. The media attention that follows brings her more than just hero status. Sienna meets the love of her life, Marcus, but …

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Gray Tide in the East

AN INTRIGUING ALTERNATE HISTORY OF WWI August 1, 1914, Berlin: Kaiser Wilhelm II cancels the German invasion of Belgium over the objections of his generals, sending his armies east against Russia instead of west to France, and sets off a chain of events that will radically change the course of modern history. Gray Tide in …

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The Giant Chinchilla of OZ

The Giant Chinchilla of Oz is an exciting, funny, thought-provoking and clever mixture of L. Frank Baum, Norton Juster (The Phantom Tollbooth), and Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Eleven-year old Jason Brandt meets Harvey the Squid (a retired cab driver), and Button-Bright (who can’t remember his real name), and acquires a pet Expanding Giant Chinchilla …

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Charlie the Horse

AN ENDEARING AUDIOBOOK FOR CHILDREN Charlie is an adorable young horse. He wants to be a famous racehorse like his dad, Charles the Great. But he doesn’t like to focus on his work. He’d rather munch on flowers. Who helps him progress toward his big dream? What happens when he has trouble on the racetrack? …

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Future Eyes

VINTAGE SCIENCE FICTION BY VISIONARY WOMEN Written between 1931 and 1979, these 13 stories show how different women have, in different eras, envisioned the future of their sex. Selecting its contents from lesser known writers, Future Eves presents Leslie F. Stone’s novelette “The Conquest of Gola” (1931), an encounter with Earth males told from the …

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The Charmed Life of Matt Draper

FROM RIVERBOAT GAMBLER TO FRONTIER BANKER An Engaging Post Civil War Saga In 1866, Matt Draper is full of ambition but without money or family to help him succeed. On the Western frontier of an ever-expanding America, toiling as a riverboat gambler seems like the best option to raise enough capital to realize his dream …

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Message froma Corpse

THE FEMALE NERO WOLFE ! Message from a Corpse is a masterpiece from the pen of Golden Age mystery novelist Sam Merwin, Jr. When writer Breck Barnum finds himself framed for murder, he soon realizes the slaying is connected to the autobiography of a world-famous financier he had ghosted. But the unfinished manuscript has disappeared, …

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Full Circle

IMMIGRANT’S SON, SCHOLAR, AUTHOR & CLASSICAL MUSICIAN Solly’s dream is for his son Teddy to one day become a concert violinist. Eventually he comes to understand and to endure the heartbreak of knowing that the dream never will be realized. As Solly watches, life takes Teddy from gifted violin student to adult engineer and scientist, …

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The Witches of Gloucester

IT’S NOT ABOUT POWER. IT’S ABOUT LOVE. The historic port of Gloucester, Massachusetts, has a special charm, due at least in part to its resident witches. For decades, raven-maned Marguerite and red-headed Beryl have lived among its hard-working inhabitants, making magic and mischief. Love and sex fuel their supernatural abilities, but duality limits their power. …

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For State and Country

AN ALTERNATE HISTORY OF CIVIL WAR EVENTSA Great Story for Alternate History Fans! In the spring of 1861, the bombardment of Fort Sumter might have ended with the garrison’s rapid surrender and their dignified return to the North. Instead, the fort was laid completely to waste when its armory was struck, with the loss of …

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