This is an excerpt from Hannahwhere by John McIlveen. (Fiction)
In a suburb on Boston’s North Shore, a catatonic ittle girl is found behind a dumpster. She is a mystery. As Social Worker Debbie Gilian pieces together the puzzle to the child’s identity, she discovers that the child has disappeared two years earlier aong with a twin sister. She also discovers Hannahwhere…an alternate world that is both a have and a prison….
Winner of the 2015 Drunken Druid Award (Ireland) for high literary merit.
This is an excerpt from No Game for a Dame by M. Ruth Myers (Fiction)
A .38, a nip of gin and sensational legs get Depression-era private investigator Maggie Sullivan out of most scrapes – until a stranger threatens to bust her nose, she’s hauled in on suspicion of his murder and she finds herself in the cross-hairs of a crime boss with connections at City Hall.
This is an excerpt from Running From Beige by Terri Marie (Fiction)
This is an excerpt from Taking the Hell Out of Healthcare by Nicholas Jacobs (Non-Fiction)
Mary was admitted to a tertiary hospital for open heart surgery. The surgery did not go well and had to be repeated the following day. Then her physician placed her in a drug induced coma for 10 days, transferred to a specialty care hospital for a month where she contracted what could have been a terminal infection and was placed on fifteen different medications that had her in a near vegetative state. These drugs had been prescribed by five different, independent physicians who had not checked the necessary drug interaction information. All of this proved, once again, that the system is broken. We are treating organs, not people. As the patient s advocate, we had Mary weaned from the majority of these dangerous and mostly unnecessary drugs, lobbied for her for physical therapy, and helped nurture her back to health. Exactly one year later, she is at her daughter s home and doing just fine.