Nomadic Wordsters

OUR BOOKS

You may choose to buy from us at events, or from online bookstores.

 

Most of our titles can also be found in local bookshops. 


Check the following websites or stop in the following store for more details:
Leana's Books & More in the Shenango Valley Mall, Hermitage, PA
carries almost all of our books at a special price.

More local bookstores coming soon.

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And My Mother Cried / Y Mi Mamá Lloró

by​ Debra R. Sanchez & Illustrated by Michelle Bowden Dobi

FIRST PLACE WINNER: Best Children's Book: 2017 TAZ Book Awards.

Moving from place to place brings a wide variety of emotions to both children and parents. It can be both scary and an adventure.

 

This book, based on a true story, explores the many reasons a mother may cry and it also looks at realities that many families face when moving, whether to a new town or to a new country.

Written in English and Spanish

 

Approaching Crone: A celebration of the passing of time

by Laura Lovic-Lindsay

A collection of poems separated by experience: maiden, mother, crone. I have vivid memories of life when I was in my maiden-years. Writing about those years is easy and therapeutic. I’m leaving the mother-years behind a bit lately, as my kids are both young adults now. I miss those times already. My crone-years are just beginning. Have I gleaned enough wisdom to offer anyone else? Sit awhile, and drink deep of your coffee and these songs and see for yourself.

 

Carousel of Nightmares - A collection of short horror for younger readers

by Kerry E.B. Black

 

Some nightmares possess panache, tripping into a subconscious with surprising delicacy to first creep into the dreamer’s trust. Others pound their splintered hooves through memories, scattering fear with every thundering footfall. 

This carousel of tales has been rounded up for younger readers. There is beauty in their skeletal coats and sparkle in their malignant eyes. May the ride they offer lead to the adventure you seek!

 

Celebrate CELEBRATE: A COLLECTION OF LIFE'S CELEBRATIONS 

To reduce negativity in the world, it is vital to devote time to the positive.

Holidays. Special Days. Momentous Events. Personal Triumphs.

 

All are worthy of being celebrated.

 

This collection focuses on all of the above.

The style of each piece is as varied as the contributors and includes:

Poetry, Essays, Stories, and Articles. Start at the beginning and read in order. ~ OR ~ Open the book to any random page. There is something here for everyone.

 

Chocolate Spaghetti for Breakfast/
Espagetis de Chocolate para el Desayuno

by Debra R. Sanchez & illustrated by Laura Garvin

 

This bilingual picture book is about a resourceful child who finds an interesting way to spend the morning. Some mornings you let Mom sleep in, even when you are hungry. Follow the adventure on the way to an unusual meal. 

Written in English and Spanish

 

Cousins at War 

by Ruth Ochs Webster 

Book Three in the Toe the Mark Civil War Series.

 

AWARD WINNER: KENTUCKY MONTHLY MAGAZINEANNUAL LITERARY CONTEST--FIRST PLACE--NOVEL OPENING

Union vs. Confederate. They were brothers and first cousins.
Frank, Sam, Alex, and Marion. Forced to choose sides in a divided Kentucky.
Their state would rage. Family ties rupture. Loyalties be questioned. Four young men would become "Cousins at War." Inspired by the service of actual Civil War soldiers. Based on military records from the National Archives, regimental reports, historical newspaper accounts, historical and genealogical research.

The Exodus of Henry Defazio

by Bill Kemp

When a 50 year old computer nerd develops a system for predicting the exact score of the Super Bowl, what is he to do? Without telling his wife, he gambles their joint savings on the game. Winning this bet has unexpected consequences, both for his marriage and his job. While he struggles to put his AI genie back in its bottle, Alice looks for ways to take their relationship in a different direction.

 

Fairy Herds and Mythscapes

A 3rd collection of short horror by Kerry E.B. Black, author of 2020 The Author Zone (TAZ) award-winning anthology Herd of Nightmares. This latest volume of short stories stampedes into the realm of tales inspired by global fairy tales and myths. To survive a trip through the vale of the fair folk, you must know the rules. Be polite, but don't say thank you. Iron brings death to the fey, so if you carry it, be prepared for aggression. Stick to the path, keep your word, and be industrious. And Never eat goblin food. (There are many more. They can be fun.)

 

Fixing Church 7.0: a Seven Week Study

by Bill Kemp

Fixing  Church starts at the beginning -- What did Jesus really say about Church? Why is his first message to a congregation all about blessing? How does my church bless me? Do I bless others when I spend my time in church? And most importantly, How can my congregation become Church with a capital C?

 

Herd of Nightmares - A collection of short horror

by Kerry E.B. Black

 

Some nightmares possess panache, tripping into a subconscious with surprising delicacy to first creep into the dreamer’s trust. Others pound their splintered hooves through memories, scattering fear with every thundering footfall. 

This herd of untamable beasts has been corralled for your pleasure. There is beauty in their skeletal coats and sparkle in their malignant eyes. May the ride they offer lead to the adventure you seek!

 

Henry: The Jersey Brigade 

by Ruth Ochs Webster

FIRST PLACE WINNER: Historical Fiction, 2017 TAZ Book Awards.

Henry Marts is a seaman—oysterman—living in South Jersey at the outbreak of the Civil War. He has to justify fighting for the Union, for Henry is a devout Quaker. His family is torn on how best to show resistance to the troubles dividing the nation. Henry will enlist in the newly formed Jersey Third Regiment, one of the first volunteer regiments in the entire nation. His service will last for three years, through some of the fiercest fighting in the Eastern Campaigns, until the day he climbs Laurel Hill at Spotsylvania Courthouse in Virginia.

 

Historical fiction: Inspired by the life of a Civil War veteran: Private Henry W. Marts, Co. F, 3rd Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers. Based on military records, historical and genealogical research.

It is the first of seven books in the Toe the Mark Civil War Series.

 

Jesse: 53rd Kentucky

by Ruth Ochs Webster

Book Two in the Toe the Mark Civil War Series.

Jesse Cook knows what he wants—to join the new mounted regiment being raised in his hometown in Kentucky. It’s 1864. The War of Rebellion is nearing its dramatic conclusion, with his side on top. Danger?  The new unit will simply be guarding the railroad.  Men in power have other plans, to send a force of 5,000 horsemen into Virginia on a raid to destroy and demoralize.

 

Corporal Cook will find himself tested to the core. Can he fight his way through fear and doubt, a frigid winter, strained family ties, and the inevitable losses of war, while attempting to support the boys in his platoon?

 

Inspired by the life of a Civil War veteran: Corporal Jesse J. Cook, Co. B, 53rd KY.

Based on military records, historical and genealogical research.

Martha Finds Rest : An Easter Story

by Bill Kemp

The  Bethany’s People Series introduces us to some of Jesus’s most intimate friends. Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, race to save Jesus from the cross in Book 1: Mary Sees All.

 

Book 2: Martha Finds Rest: An Easter Story moves on to the struggle between those who will not let Jesus go and those who want to bury all traces of this messianic movement. In this Easter story, Martha is torn by forces outside her control. She needs to get back to work and earn a living. She also needs to understand what has happened to Jesus. If Martha can only get back to being Martha, then maybe she’d be able to help her doubting friend Thomas, and also find rest for her own soul.

Mary Sees All : the Race to Save Jesus from the Cross

by Bill Kemp

 

A fast paced historical fiction set near Jerusalem during the fateful week that Jesus was crucified. Mary has a unique point of view, a lyrical voice, and a gift for drama. Both outrageous and outcast,
she is an unforgettable heroine in this, the first of three books about the residents of ancient Bethany. This the first of three novels about the residents of ancient Bethany.

 

Pages: A Library Play

by D.R.Sanchez

Libraries and the books they hold play a vital role in our world. Libraries across the country are being closed due to lack of community and government support. This one-act play explores a possible future where communities stop supporting libraries.


What can you do now to prevent it from happening?

The future of libraries and books is in your hands.

Also available in Spanish:

Páginas: Un Cuento de Bibliotecas

by D.R. Sanchez

Las bibliotecas y sus libros  juegan un papel vital en nuestro mundo. Bibliotecas en todos lugares hoy en día se ven obligadas a cerrar debido a la falta del apoyo de las comunidades y del gobierno.

Las circunstancias que se presentan en esta obra son demasiado reales.    

¿Qué haría si se enfrentan a estas decisiones?  

¿Qué puede hacer ahora para evitar que suceda?    

El futuro de las bibliotecas está en sus manos.

 

Praises and Ponderings from a Poet's Path

by Megan E. Vance

A collection of heartfelt, mostly inspirational type poems that celebrate the grace and love of God.

 

Prompted, Prodded, Published: How Writing Prompts Can Help All Writers 

by Debra R Sanchez 

SECOND PLACE WINNER: Business Books, 2017 TAZ Book Awards

 

A useful writing tool and an anthology of short stories.

 

The stories were written by a variety of writers from every skill level.

 

The ideas provided in this book will spark the imagination and help writers of all levels by stretching the thought process to help you grow fresh ideas, try new genres, break writer’s block, and exercise the craft.

 

Raw & Unfinished 

by​ d.r. sanchez

This collection of award winning poetry combines with other published and fresh poems by a multifaceted author. Life’s journey begins before we are born and continues after we are gone.

Here are words of past, words of future, words of dreams.

 

Like the author, the words on these pages are Raw and Unfinished.

 

Snow Pants for Isabella/ Pantalones de Nieva para Isabella

by Debra R. Sanchez & Illustrated by Cassidy N Bodnar

It's the first snow of winter and Isabella finds her own solution to a perplexing problem. Written in both English and Spanish.

 

Sure Mercies: Hope for the Suffering

by Megan E. Vance

 

Some lived in ancient times, and others live today, all who share faith.

Overcoming problems through God's help is the focus of:
Sure Mercies: Hope for the Suffering.

 

Tales the Crows Taught Me: 
Seventeen Supernatural Tales to Make Your Skin Crawl

by Laura Lovic-Lindsay

 

Fans of Ray Bradbury and the Twilight Zone have reason to rejoice! Here are 17 tales with a twist—many of them award-winning: a traveling sideshow, a shadowy something waiting in a deep Oregon forest, an ancient fishing village where there's a price to pay for magic, a strange parcel dragged for miles over ice and snow, a Florida boarding house full of residents who would VERY much like to meet you... The Uncanny waits to make your acquaintance.

Drink deep from the darkness, my children.

What's that Noise?: ¿Qué ruido es?

by Debra R. Sanchez & Illustrated by Cassidy N Bodnar

What is that loud noise coming from behind the door to the next room? Is it an elephant? Or, maybe twenty wolves? Or something else? This bilingual book is a fun way to solve a mystery, count to twenty and learn words for wild animals.

Written in English and Spanish