Ancient and secretive, Marble Manor isn’t where Stanley Crankshaw would have chosen to spend his summer holidays. It’s not the hidden rooms or the mysterious things lurking in jars that bother him most. It’s not even the strange smells and watchful eyes that follow him around. It’s the fear of what really happened to the house’s owner, Mr Archibald Marble. And if, as Stanley soon suspects, there is a terrible darkness at the heart of Marble Manor, will the house share enough of its secrets to help him fight back?More info →
Are you a creative genius? No, only Mozart is a creative genius, and you are not him. But you are creative—yes, you are, admit it—and you want to overcome your fears and your bad habits so that you can write that novel/paint that painting/compose that song/program that app. Lichtenbergianism: procrastination as a creative strategy gives you nine Precepts, ways to restructure your thinking about how you create and why so that you can just get to work and create the work of your dreams. But not today. Tomorrow is better.More info →
A mid-century small-town Georgia trial involving a self-proclaimed "Oracle of the Ages" conjures a new musical phantasmagoria stocked with sharecroppers, Sacred Harp singers, righteous officers of the law, racial divides, a young newspaper reporter, holy rollers, and, of course, murder.More info →
Frances Philpot: a garbageman who discovers he may be an incarnation of the ancient Sumerian hero Gilgamesh. Or maybe he's just a graphic novel protagonist who's suddenly become conscious. With the help of his dead childhood pet and a few gorillas, Frances tries to navigate the place where sex, myth, history, and memes occasionally meet for coffee.More info →
For the first time: the Cherokee Removal, popularly known as the "Trail of Tears," as told from a primarily Cherokee perspective. Public historian W. Jeff Bishop weaves a new account of the Indian Removal, using claims filed against the U,S. government by the Cherokees soon after the event.More info →
While the wilderness has pretty much been compromised, plants and animals survive the best they can. To them the presence of humans is simply another environmental stress on their population, so they adapt, or they find the places humans have neglected (or minimally impacted) to carve out a life. This is what journalist Marion T. Smith has found as he walked the rural roads of Georgia. "Nature exists and persists all around us," he said. "We just have to look around and pay attention." This book is the result of just such an activity, "looking around" over a period of seven years. "The abundance and variety of natural things I found astounded me," he said. "It is my hope that this collection will inspire others to pay attention to the natural world." Marion T. Smith is a retired journalist and author. He lives in Athens, Georgia with his daughter, three grandsons, two dogs, and two cats.More info →
Cartoonist Pilliard Dickle is best known for the unusual poster calendars he draws. Each one is based on a different theme, such as castles, palaces, ships, pyramids, trains and planets. The Associated Press describes Dickle's calendars as "a yearlong trip through a cartoon fantasy land."
Pilliard Dickle is not only the artist's pen name (his real name is Joe Chandler) but a character in his own calendars - a sort of chronological Marco Polo on a mission is to explore the future and make detailed drawings of the years he discovers.
Each of Dickle's calendars is accompanied by a story. It's the artist's illustrated diary of his travels through time. The calendars are set in a land called Calendaria, populated by a cast of characters with names like Captain Navaron Tyme, Sonny Day and his wife Doris (no relation) and The Daybreaker, who goes from year to year stealing Tuesdays. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution describes the calendars as "forms of creative fiction," adding that looking over one is "somewhat akin to reading a picaresque novel."
Color Your Way Through Time is a coloring book 35 years in the making. Includes calendars plus pages from the artist's diary he keeps as he travels through time exploring a land called Calendaria. Whether you color or not, it's a fun book to read and explore.More info →
"Mr. Personality" is an amazing hawker of businesses, a free hug giver and all around great guy. He lives and works in Newnan, Georgia. This book features photographs of Mr. Personality around Newnan at some of his favorite places and quotes by Mr. Personality himself. A promoter of "all things positive," Mr. Personality's book "Personality Matters" is sure to bring a smile to all who know him as well as those who have yet to meet him.More info →
The residents of Halls Corner are ordinary people who are dealing with conflicts that are common, but this exploration of their lives reveals the depths that exist below the surface. Every person has a story, some which extend into the past, and some which take on mythic proportions in the present.More info →
Doris and Delores Morris, known to the local townsfolk as “the two eccentric sisters,” spent their youths meticulously reassembling the shredded memoirs of their brother Horace on the walls of the family mansion. Shred by shred, they’re piecing together this gargantuan jigsaw puzzle diary in hopes of revealing a startling secret that could reunite them with their beloved brother, who, years ago, had inexplicably vanished.More info →