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Texan Splitfire

A young German intellectual, a good ole boy Texan cowboy and the Mexican woman they both fall in love get caught on opposite sides of the line in Civil War Texas.

The 1860 Texas Hill Country contained many well-meaning groups with very different political agendas that somehow got along very well. Representing the anti-slavery, pro-Union, Pacifist Intellectual German 'Freethinkers' who fled the failed 1848 European Revolutions against the Kings and Capitalists is 23 years naive Hans Schmitt, a natural doctor and writer who wants above all else to be a cowboy, pushed to follow in his martyred Revolutionary father's footsteps by his Onkle Franz. Hans' best friend is Jake Johnson, a cowboy's cowboy, raised on the heroic tales of his fallen father at the Alamo, who sincerely believes in the ideals of the Confederacy, including the fact that Negros are an inferior race who can't handle freedom, and will use it against themselves. Maria is a beautiful, dangerously intelligent, and pathologically independent Tejano, who is actively Unionist, despite her rich father's suggestion that the best for anti-slavery, Catholic Latinos to beat the Protestant Anglos is to join them. Hans understands Maria's mind, but Jake connects to her heart.

When Texas decides to join the Confederacy, not everyone is in agreement with such. Most particularly the Freethinkers and the Tejanos, who do their best to maintain good relations between their Anglo Confederate neighbors but also have to be true to their own convictions. When Martial Law is established, those who refuse to donate goods to the Confederate Cause, or who decline the 'invitation' to join the Arm are persecuted in all manners imaginable. Maria, Jake and Hans undergo major transformations when the corrupt and blood thirsty Confederate Home Guard goes on the warpath, which include learning the art, science and price of being on two sides at the same time.

Based in real events that occurred in the Nueces River Massacre, the most infamous 'battle' that happened in Texas during the Civil War.

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Lionesses Part 2

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After freeing her Reservation of the human trafficking/sex slave mobsters who took it over, Neurobiologist Leona (once Special Forces 'Leon') Zimmerman is extending her 'ministry' to the entire world, extracting captured young women from the slave trade by some legal and mostly illegal means, then rehabilitating them to become free-thinking, PTSD-free people again at a very hidden compound in rural Pennsylvania. The therapy is a mixed bag of common sense psychology, experimental neuroscience and basic (but often flawed) human compassion. Working with Leona is love interest Bill Stevenson, fully transitioned male Reservation Sheriff who helped Leona clean up the Rez, and, like Leona, has no shortage of connections to potential allies, and enemies, on both sides of the law. Rachel, Leona's protegee graduate student, left the University after her mentor did, and is using her brilliant mind to figure out the biological reasons for cruelty as well as PTSD, coming up with some very innovative potential cures as her unofficial 'thesis' project. Emma, Leona's mother, has fully accepted Leona's transition, and does her best to look after her daughter as Leona burns herself out looking after the victims of the sex-slave by putting her own life and sanity on the line way too often. All in all, a dysfunctional family in the Calling of making the world functional again, until Leona is informed that one of the liberated girls is a mole, working for her former Slave Master and his International network of buds to find and destroy her operation. The time clock ticks on the most important task ever presented to Leona.---find the mole and inactivate their bosses before they destroy the Liberation Facilities from without, or within.

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Promethian Greeks and Young Turks

Three young rebels in the Greek Revolution of 1822 do battle in Crete with the Turks, and each other, in a myriad of betrayals, including a deadly love triangle which can turn the tide of the revolt, for betrer or worse.. Historical fiction, character driven humor and pathos.

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Wolf's Pact

1970s murder mystery packed with psychological tension, historical introspection and dark humor. It’s the early 1970s, a period of political turmoil and psycho-sociological assessment in many places in America, but not in Glenville Falls, small town nessled in the mountains of Western Colorado, where men are men, women are women and anyone who preaches Peace, Love or Revolution is either expelled or ignored. But such changes very quickly when a serial killer starts torturing, mutilating finally hanging ‘Outside Agitators’ who, so it seems, have affiliations with Radical Left Wing groups in America, or KGB headquarters in Moscow. The burden of finding out who is behind it, and why, falls to New Jersey expatriate Wolf Smith, Hippie-Cop who is disillusioned with the Revolution but still is trying to fight the Establishment to create an Enlightened world based on both intellect and compassion. Wolf is helped, and hindered, in the murder investigations by his, thus far anyway, trusted Senior partner, Sam McDonald, veteran cowboy, ex-Marine Right Wing Deputy who has kept the secrets of his ‘all’s well all American’ town away from the outside world, and his new partner Wolf. Joining the tightly bound duo of politically-culturally mismatched lawmen is Lorena Jackson, former Miss Teen Colorado who is doing everything she can to be ‘one of the guys’ as a fledgling Assistant Deputy. The twenty-year old’s buried feminine aspirations are awakened by the now celibate and burnt-out-before-his-time Wolf, something surrogate father Sam is not happy about. In order to stop the murders, or murderers, all three law enforcement officers have to face their inner demons and deal with their own dark pasts. Most particularly Wolf, whose European roots and upbringing in New Jersey are central to ending a stream of killings that soon do not distinguish between the guilty or the innocent, revealing secrets about the colorfully dysfunctional town that could tear it and the world around it apart.

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Big Bare Bear

A self-effacing, pathologically-giving but never taking, five foot four mountain man (Big Bear) has been roaming around the pre-Civil War West, acting disillusioned with most everything in his the still-beloved East. He spends his time trying to free Black slaves from their White masters, falling in love with 'enlightened' women who take whatever they can from him before he gets dumped, and trying to bring to his favorite tribe Lakota the GOOD things from the White world but not the products of the Industrialized world that will corrupt their still-noble Souls. All is possible because of a mountain of gold left by an Ancient civilization that only Big Bear knows about. Enter self-appointed 'Colonel' Robinson, clever and vicious Georgia capitalist who has established a very large 'colony' at the foothills of the Rockies ('Utopia') which is making money very fast, on the backs of slaves and infused by 'greed is good' mentality that is contagious. Big Bear falls in love with Kathleen, Robinson's favorite whore, who the Crusader Mountain Mench is determined to liberate from bondage while he is trying to liberate any other souls he 'Utopia', including a young German Pacifist/Doctor with a dark past who would rather be hung than serve in Robinson's new Confederate Army, of for that matter, any army. Add to the mix an attractive Indian female gunslinger/shaman who is connected to Big Bear in ways that he needs, and fears, aiding in his Liberation. A winner-take all battle (in terms of heart and money) takes place when Robinson finds out about Big Bear's secret mountain, determined to make himself the richest and most powerful man North or South of the Mason Dixon Line, at any cost.

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Mona

Mona Kelosevik is a brilliant and dedicated neurosurgeon/neuroscientist who was viciously ridiculed out of pursuing a Calling as a painter and writer by the 'cool kids' in High School. Those cool kids, now big time self-serving, backstabbing Hollywood celebs, are now making a movie in her hospital, Mona being hired as a technical consultant. Working with her as a technical consultant, and head of security, is Sean Vogel, conscience-driven Cop who was once one of the 'cool to be cruel' in crowd at Mona's High School. A rash of accidents and unexplained life-threatening medical diseases afflicts the people making the movie, very much including the Celebs who were once Sean and Mona's classmates. There is no shortage of culprits behind the multiple 'epidemics'. The key to finding the 'who' behind it is to figure out the 'why' of it all, which involve secrets between Mona and Sean that finally must be revealed, and dealt with.

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Golden Gore

1875 Interior British Columbia, Canada. A wildnerness in which a lucky man can strike it rich in the Gold Fields, but has to be even luckier to make it back home with the gold, his life and his scalp. At least 50 prospectors are missing, along with countless young women who routinely entertain such men. In the middle of it is Jack Calvin, luckless, self-sabatoging 20-something Half-Breed prospector who routinely hears voices in his head and, on worse days, sees ghosts. Being as naïve about people as he is lucky with a gold pan, Jack winds up being blamed then framed for the disappearances by his mining partner, presumably by working with Bush Indians who are still on the warpath. Hiding from the world while learning about it, Jack gets hired on to work at a Stagecoach Station under the care and supervison of Agnes McFee, ugly, Bible-thumping, and secretly horny 50 going on 80 Scottish woman, as well as ‘Lady Agnes’, who runs the place with her pussy whipped husband and mentally-retarded brother in law. By a series of ‘accidents’, Jack winds up meeting Lizzy, 20-something fast talking, tall-tale telling hooker who claims to have worked with every famous outlaw in the American West. Jack is enamoured by Lizzy, and wants to have a life with her. But before doing so, he has to not only pull himself out of poverty, but get to the bottom of who really is behind the mass killings and kidnappings that is making gold-mining in British Columbia far more dangerous than anything Mother Nature ever made possible.

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Of Lions and Lionesses

Transgender (male to female) First Nations biologist/professor (Leona) is called back home to the Rez when her brother is murdered after working for Casino there that is under very White management, being used as front for international sex-slave/human trafficking operation, run by charismatic and powerful Russian mobster who was Leona's best bud/mentor when she was Leon, male Special Ops officer and well-paid mercenary.

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The Gods' Honest Greek Truth

The ETs posing as Greek gods have to come to terms with the world they created down below (as well as themselves) Mt. Olympus when Athens and Sparta are about to go to war with each other, in part fueled by their rival ET 'gods' from their enemy planet, the Greek gods having to work with, for and under the 'mortals' they created for their own survival.

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Jesus' Pagans

Multi-character epic set in the hinderlands of Northern Europe as those still connected to the old, decentralized Pagan ways struggle with the encroaching Christian world led by people who Jesus would hardly approve of. At stake is a mountain formerly occupied by 'the gods' which is loaded with gold, a new 'super-weapon' (gunpowder) which can make anyone rich as well as powerful, and the ever-expanding mind of a young girl (Lydia) who was once a kind, trusting and abused village idiot who is becoming a super-genius, with the help of an aging former Wizard/Inventor now posing as the new Christian King's Abbott. Lydia finds herself unwillingly appointed the new Philosopher Queen of a People's Revolt against the Papally-supported, recently baptized King, who was once a beloved, yet brutal, Pagan Chieftain.

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Mechanos

Village idiot in Ancient Greece taken on by a Teslian-like inventor who seeks to empower the common man but who also made deals with the Priests who control the commoners that he is trying to reverse, hoping that he can educate the village idiot to be his co-worker effectively enough, and before the Priests gain so much control that they will destroy everything.

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The Telenkovian Experiment

Village of starving colorfully-dysfunctional Ukrainians in 1931 turn tables on their Red Army captors by killing then eating the most evil of them first in morally-designed plan that escalated and works for everyone (including the Red Army itself) but then goes wrong, resulting in an epidemic of Mad Cow disease that re-surfaces in modern day to threaten survival of Russia, Ukraine and the world.

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Revolutionary Blues

American expatriate Revolutionary who inadvertently made deal with the devil for super-powers to do good is hunted down after leaving his former boss/mentor in battle of wits and wills in both the real world and spirit realm (dream world, huya aniya) that starts in the trenches of WWI and ends in the mystical Bacetette Mountains of Mexico, integrated with and affecting outcome of the Yaqui Indian revolt in 1926.

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Henry and the Wolf Doctor - Part 1

Intensely-independent young First Nations woman fresh out of vet school with abusive/tortured past, scientifically brilliant and re-connected to her cultural roots is trapped into working with pathologically-paternalistic old redneck sawbones veterinarian with mysterious past, political/cultural mismatch taking place in backwater Western Canadian town filled colorfully-dysfunctional rugged individualists. Serio-comedic with intelligence, heart, edge and humor. MOW/potential series pilot.

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Henry and the Wolf Doctor - Part 2

Battle of wits and wills between Corporate veterinary villain Tom Wilson and rebel animal docs Roberta and Henry continues, with the stakes even higher, and more personal.

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SOCRATEASE

Recipe:
1.        A 23-going-on-80 year old 'looking for a noble cause' Greek Canadian geek-philosopher who composes music mathematically but, to his unending frustration, has no musicality in his soul.
2.        A chubby, 'plain Jane' 22-year old 'looking for a loving man' straight-A linguist woman whose feet and voice channel music too Alive for the 'cool' world to handle, or recognize.
3.        A 40-year old, snotty blue-blood once-great film star, on his way down to being a 'commoner' who will do anything to rise up to the top again.

Bringing them together, and tearing them apart---a mathematical formula which can be used to compose mind altering lyrics and music that will make ANYone dance, mark or kill to the tune of the person playing it.
Contemporary novel.  For young adults, as well as thinking adults of all ages. 

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Om Range

Bluewater is a small community nestled amoungst the big mountains of modern day British Columbia. Central to its life is "Doc Hans", a reclusive modern day 80 years young mountain main, backwater scientist, outlaw healer, animal protector and very Gernamic philosopher. Secrets are safe and inner agendas not acted upon in Bluewater until a Toronto-raised, hungry for recognition at any cost cop, Carl Stiller comer to town. Brother is pitted against brother in namy families as the Truth about who Han's is and what he really did during the war is discovered and dealt with.

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Hanssum
Gustav

Gustav, a dashing 20-something fashionably-libertarian dude in 1848 Hamburg is about to enter a privileged life as a brilliant physician-scientist. But his life path takes an unexpected left turn when he is summoned to meet an elderly mental patient, 'Maria 5', who claims to be his mother, informing him that he is non other than the son of Ludwig von Beethoven. The clearly non-musical Gustav takes it in stride until he finds himself caught up with, then in the middle of, the Freedom and Enlightenment Revolutions of 1848 sweeping across the continent, then in the crosshairs of a diabolical and sadistic anti-Revolutionary tyrannt in charge of the Oppressor's Armies. The battle between good vs. evil, democratic socialism vs imperialist capitalism, and idealistic fantasy vs hard reality takes place against the backdrop of the turbulent political revolutions in Europe and then the wide expanses of the Texas prairies, the fate of Civilization on both sides of the Atlantic in the balance.

Historical fiction, based on very real facts which history has, tragically, forgotten.

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Paradiced

It's 1905, New Revolutions breaking out or about to do so all over the world. Sasha Barisnki is dedicated to fighting for Workers' rights, a free Poland and the well being of her fellow Jews all over the world. She is more dedicated to finding her father, who was carted away by the Czar's Army with the help of Polish turncoat Baron Dubrinski. Papa left Sasha the responsibility to carry on his Work as a Polish Democratic-Socialist Revolutionary, and a map of a gold mine in Colorado from which said revolution could be funded. An easy thing for Sasha to retrieve the gold except for Baron Dubrinski having set in motion a manhunt for her hide, a population of rather uncooperative townsfolk around the mine, and her own 'duel' identity as being half woman and half man, both in mind AND body, each of those entities fighting against each other. Making matters more 'interesting'---Papa may still be alive, but has turned into someone and something Sasha never knew, or expected.

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YAKUTIA

Idealistic young Russian Engineering Officer (Alexi) gets sent to Siberia in 1840s for what he thinks is a promotion, but he is actually being exiled by everyone he trusted, including his one true love. After realizing such, Alexi is determined to build a Utopian paradise in a harsh wilderness inhabited by rebellious Natives, deceitful Russian soldiers and the discovery of gold that corrupts everyone who goes after it.

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999AD

Atheistic Jewish Scientist-Writer hiding out as monk in Christian Monastery in last days of 999AD after abandoning his Jewish betherin from massacre to save his own ass has to rethink his theology when colorfully-dysfunctional villagers in his new home go missing then dead, victim of the 'devil' in wake of the Second Coming, or perhaps a more human cause, the manifestations of the Apocalypse resembling the images in his heretical books and literary imagination.

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Communal Confidential

Veteran NY Detective (Boris) whose father was vicious KGB mobster and brilliant junior-level female Canadian Coroner (Seana) who is still more connected to life than death to find out who is behind bizzare and ignored (by NYPD bosses) killings of Italian and Russian mobsters in the Big Crab Apple which will take out even more innocent bystanders if not stopped.

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Hessians

Two dirt-poor, freedom-seeking brothers in Germany sign on to fight for King George in America putting down freedom-fighters there as Hessian mercenaries, taking with them their 'owner's' high-born woman who they both love (in different ways), then winding up on different sides of the American Revolution, finding that freedom, love and power come with high prices and responsibilities.

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Colors of Revolution

Three slaves on a Carolina Plantation in 1776 run by a benevolent, highly-educated, paternalistic Master wind up on different sides of the American Revolution through a series of accidents, opportunities and wrongs done to people they care about most, seeking above all something they never had and do not yet understand---freedom.

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Of Lions and Lambs

 Cynical, intelligent, and misunderstood female comic who feels out of place on Earth befriended by naïve, all-heart-no-brains New Age bible-thumper who sees said comic as his Spirit Helper, sent by Heavenly father from the Divine planets to teach him how to be a comic.

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Professor Jack

Old coot hiding out in the contemporary New Mexican desert claims to be John F. Kennedy, kidnapped and given facial reconstructive surgery by the Mob and Illuminati after a double was assassinated in 1963, recruits cynical, on-run-from-the-law, street kid, pulling him into dangerous plan to destroy his former captors and regain power for political comeback of the century.

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Heart of the Healer: Ghosts of Patients Past

Physician-researcher on his first vacation in 20 years and his last month on earth, writes memoirs about people/patients who made him the healer he is today, and is then visited by special individuals from the land of the living and the dead, his worsening condition blurring the distinction between the two, being watched all along by parties who have his worst interest at heart.

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Babylonian Retribution 

Down-to-earth, established, emotionally-restrained journalist on honeymoon with his hot, fun-loving wife in Middle East is awakened to a past lifetime, made clairvoyant then mad by ghosts from buried Ancient civilization of tortured/massacred scholars who lead him back 'home' through harsh terrain and hostile armies, but not for the 'welcome back home' he expects.

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Heart of the Healer: The Truth About Lying

The continuing saga of John Baldino, MD, Ph.D. and now an agent working with other officially-dead scientists to get the bottom of a suspicious epidemic of brain tumors on an isolated Apache Indian Reserve, specially chosen for his intellect, moral fiber and neurologically-verified ability to cross the life-death line.

Raising Ceaser

Nazi neurosurgeon/scientist trying to make right what has gone wrong turns Jewish imbecile prisoner into genius, with plans for said genius to write and direct film which will turn the German public into opening its eyes to what Hitler has become, the screenplay involving Adolf himself playing a leading part.

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War Whore

Free-spirited female American Socialist/Scientist framed for murder by up-and-coming G-man in 1933 gets released from prison in 1939, sent to spy on Germany and Russia during days of non-Aggression, then given special assignment of getting into Hitler’s bedroom, and head, but winds up pregnant with Adolph’s kid, then stranded on Russian Front with Red Army and the Nazis both after her and the child. She decides to raise without ANYone’s interference, protected by an illusive female Russian Major with whom she experiences something never experienced with anyone else---love.

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Promethian Fire

Revolutionary American expatriate hippie-classical music conductor/composer (Alan) is reunited with his ex-hippie, now ultra-conservative and re-married lover (Jennifer) in 1967 Greece just as the American-supported Fascist Junta takes over the country and is jailed, Jennifer dedicating herself to freeing him, and all political prisoners, as her own soul is awakened to Universal Enlightenment.

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Grass Wars

Local dispute over the right to grow grass on your own lawn as high as you want to escalates into winner-take-all between rugged individualists and hard-core administrators, digging up family dirt and town secrets which have to date been sleeping very comfortably underground and crimes perpetrated by 'solid citizens' which are far more serious than not maintaining neighborhood botanical beauty.

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Wagon Wheeled

Series of mysterious deaths occur in Post-Civil War when wagon train of Union supporting sodbusters led by ex-Black Slave and ex-Confederate cattle drovers combine forces to pass through hostile territory, the culprits NOT being hostile Indians, a ten year old White girl (Ward of ex-Black slave) being key player in figuring out who done it, and why.

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Swimmers

Island of non-competitive, cooperative South Pacific Natives is introduced to the evils of competition by a clock that measures time, and embittered, beached English Sea Captain who sets himself up as kind of the game, till Albert Einstein educates him and re-educates the natives about the benefits of cooperation and drawbacks of being number one by stepping on number-everyone-else.

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Assassin Heros

In a futuristic age where Democrats and Republicans have equally screwed up an expanding and corrupt American Empire (the UAU, which now includes Canada and most of Latin America), a popular Native American stand up comic (Whitey Green) runs for President but is in need of publicity. An intelligent, homeless, burnt out Army veteran sharpshooter (Ivan Schaumburg) is hired to shoot Whitey to give his cause publicity, until something goes wrong with the 'assassination' plot, plummeted Ivan into a web of intrigue in which the Presidency becomes even more corrrupt than ever, with even more dangerous consequences for the citizens of the UAU unless the real operators behind the scene are found out, and neutralized.

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Daughter Dearest

Mother extremely jealous of her daughter's beauty and musical talent has to put that aside when they both get involved with the wrong men, and pulled into a mobster-run slave and drug trafficking ring connected to the music industry.

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Genie

A cyber-Santa doll gets mailed to a bus stop/general store in a small British Columbian 'on its way slowly to a ghost-town' mountain community (Crystal River) from an unknown sender for an un-findable address. Rubbing Genie Santa's belly and giving a dollar to the town's charity fund for starving kids in Africa will, according to fantasy that becomes fact, grant the wisher his/her gift. There is no shortage of suspects behind the 'make a wish and get what you want, even at the expense of someone else's well being' Santa doll that can walk, talk and see who is 'naughty or nice' on terms that are its own. 'Santa' and his secret 'backer(s)' have taken it upon themselves to take over Crystal River and surrounding locations with 'real' populations in ways that are beyond their wildest imaginations, and worse nightmares. The 'Christmas Mission' must be stopped before the chiming of midnight on December 25 by 'ordinary' colorfully dysfunctional citizens who have to become functional extraordinary supersluths.

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Finding Svetlana

Naïve, vitality-enriched, musically-talented young Polish woman abruptly recruited into Red Army in a mobile combat-medical unit at start of WWII, taken under the wing of over-experience, burnt out female Russian Army Major who has no vitality left in her, both women becoming friends then lovers, then foiling counterfeiting plot that could destroy Russian and Polish economies even if they do win the War.

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Every Martian Needs A Bunny

Michelle is a 42 years-vibrant pianist cursed and blessed with the ability to channel the music of the Old Masters in ways that they could never do themselves, with a special relationship to Onkle Ludwig (von Beethoven). Her hyper-intelligent mind moves light years faster than anyone around her and her heart is far more open, but she is stranded in flatland (and flat-souled) Brandon, Manitoba. Stuck in a life where she is horrible at making ANY money BECAUSE of her unique, immense talent, anyway. Married to an abusive established 'christian' husband who doesn't respect her mind or heart. Stalked by a lifeless geek 'protective big brother' who is jealous of her vitality. And responsible (by her own choice) for taking care of an ailing life-embittered father who takes out all of his frustrations on her. The only living being in the 'real' world who really appreciates Michelle's Creative Mind, and heart, is 'Bunny', a rabbit that comes to her window when she plays her piano. And, perhaps, an ex-boyfriend who she reconnects to by a series of 'accidents' which could lead her into a Life of Liberation, or an even darker abyss.

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Inversion: The Relativity of Wealth

Logline: A hard working, just-turned-forty, handyman-laborer (Carlos) on a harmonically self-sustaining independent island nation, population 2, challenges his Philosopher King boss/guru with the question of why he is so broke and everyone else on the mainland is so rich. As a birthday gift to his beloved and valued servant, and the world, the Philosopher King sets in motion a chain of events that allows Carlos to get the material wealth and social status he seeks on the mainland, along with teaching the world a lesson in economics, greed and sustainability. Social and political satire with warmth, edge and eye-opening believability.

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Abyss of The Brave

Marie LeBlanc, highly intelligent, musically-talented daughter of a mother who operated a top level Bordello in France until the wrong nobleman came in as a client escapes the law in the Old World, landing in Montreal on a cold day in 1752, as a promised bride to one of the richest and most intelligent men in the New World. However, 'king of the wilderness' Pierre Noir is rich because of his illegal smuggling operations with the English and his intelligence is confined to his dedication to forming an independent, free-thinking Wilderness State which he is determined will never be ruled by New France, England or the Catholic Church. Enter into the picture, Father LeFevre, idealistic French Canadian Priest born to poor English Colonial settlers, raised by Indians and inspired by his unique Vision of a democratic New France. A Vision which the self-educated scholar asserts requires firm control and guidance from the Church, even though the life-experienced, pacifist, still-virgin clergyman has lost belief in the Christian Heavenly Father. The Priest and the Wilderness Revolutionary are both drawn to Marie, but for very different reasons. The love triangle gets politically dangerous when LeFevre, Noir and Marie are used as pawns by French politicos who want to clandestinely escalate tensions with the English, setting in motion the French and Indian War, a vicious endeavor which tests the visions, survival and morality of all concerned.

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NO PLACE LIKE HOME, SORT OF

A more-heart-than-brains (but mechanically-talented) 18 year old farm kid from an isolated region of Alberta (Reed Johnson) who yearns for something more gets shipped to the big city after an unexpected leg injury, integrating with the best and worse elements in the populated world. He then has to find his way home and help those in need he meets in the city after being framed for a murder he did not commit while not endangering his beloved and severely-economically-challenged family back home.

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Looney Lois

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AND AFTER ELECTING THE ANTI-CHRIST...

The International Committee of Three who are the seat of REAL power in the world decide that democracy has turned into a lazy, ineffective and dispassionate process, so they decide to challenge its existence to strengthen the 'morals' who say they value it. In an unnamed country that claims to be the most powerful in the world, the Committee orchestrates the National Election such that Paul Devon, a Reality TV show celeb and competition-loving billionaire becomes Chancellor. But when it comes time for the Committee to have 'the talk' with Devon, he turns the military against the Committee and rules the country in ways no one expected. Morality, freedom, reason and compassion take a back seat to Devon's emotional whims and the underhanded dealings of the underlings he hires. The country is plunged into a winner take all Civil War, as seen through a colorfully-dysfunctional ranching family who become key players on both sides of a struggle to save their country and, if possible, still maintain caring connections with their loved ones. Essential brain and soul food to anyone who has strong feelings about the 2016 American Presidential Elections, how it happened, what it means and what to do about/with it.

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Rightwasched

Gone are the days when New York City is called The Big Crab Apple, thanks to the new Midwestern, Family Values Mayor, John White, who has cleaned out ever bit of grunge, and nearly all the spice, from of the Metropolis. But a new kind of epidemic has emerged within the new Happy Harmony---Suicides and mysterious disappearances of the most influential celebs and politicos in the City, that never reach the press. Stumbling on to the cases by a series of ominous coincidences is veteran NYPD Detective and burnt-out-before-his time Larry David-like cynic Yannis Dabaris. Solidly with Yannis, or perhaps against him, is his two-months-away-from-forced-retirement partner of ten years, Isaac Rastovic, defiant to a fault Serbian immigrant dedicated to his job, as well as to Old World justice. Enter into the mix, newby Detective Anna Tomaselli, Yannis' protegee and love interest, with secrets of her own that make the search for what and who is responsible for the rash of suicides attempted and committed by those most dedicated to the service of Life, big L, even more complicated, and dangerous, for Yannis, his estranged family, and the gone-to-the-crapper city he still gives a crap about.

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Normina Falls

Normina Falls, a once Utopian democratic Socialist Old West trading post and multicultural Paradise, is on its way to becoming the money making industrial capital of a territory about to become a state. Championing the old ways is Professor Jack, idealist Harvard Revolutionary turned asocial Mountain Man. Leading the struggle to make the town an example of the free market capitalist dream is Horatio Wilson, Industrialist and Preacher. In the middle of it all: Jack's ex-lover, friend and comrade, Olivia, under-appreciated Philadelphia bred artist/entertainer who can't go home until she makes something of herself out West. Looney Lois, universally-ridiculed destructively-kind 17 year old village idiot who is brilliant as a violinist, possessing the potential to become a genius with the right teacher, and protector. The ghost of an Old Indian Chief killed in one of Jack's previous Revolutions that backfired on the Redskinned brethren he tried to bring into his ideal Paradise. Albert Dickenson, academic colleague of Jack's and fellow Revolutionary who rejoins his old friend out West, inspiring a potentially effective Revolution for the People, while he is haunted by ghosts of his own from his past. An interactive novel told in the third person through the eyes, ears, noses, fingers, and minds of all the players in a winner take all ideological conflict of wits, wills and very personal agendas, testing loyalties and values at every step of the way.

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Submuloc

An yarn about ancient seamen looking for open space, addressing the discovery of America in ways not revealed in the history books.

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Bidirectional

Carla and Karen Steiner are identical twins born to pathologically Norman Rockwell normal parents in the flatland town of Hillside, Saskatchewan, Canada, where they brought up and expected to have identical lives as adults. But things change when their ill parents die in a car accident on a balmy minus 30 degree afternoon, leaving to each of them a substantial 'buy whatever kind of life you want to build for yourself' inheritance. Karen decides to do the responsible thing, putting aside her talent and love for making music to attempt a go at medical school so she can find cures for the diseases that afflicted her parents, even though she has absolutely no fascination or interest in biology or medicine. Carla decides to do the Alive thing, pursuing a career as a multigenre artist to serve, despite the fact that she has less talent in the arts a her sister and knows nothing about how cut-throat the Artistic world is. The story about how their lives evolve, devolve and become redefined is told to an underachieving, cynical nurse at a psych facility by an eccentric Doc with deep, dark and powerful secrets of his own.

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Revolutionary Princes, Paupers and Pretenders

1773 brought to Russia the biggest, most deadly, most tragic and most controversial People's Revolution in the history of the Empire. At the center of it was Yemelyan Pugachev, a charismatic, deceptive, dedicated, deluded, effective and often cruel Cossack who challenged the oppressive Catherine the Great and the wealthy Aristocrats who kept most of the population hungry and subservient. Behind the scenes however are many others. A one time close friend to Yemelyan, Stefan is a humble, intelligent and kind Cossack who unwillingly finds himself being a central cog in the Revolutionary machinery that gets out of hand very quickly. Over-read, hyper-intelligent but pathetically life-inexperienced 23 year old Countessa Sventlana is beautiful hot-headed Revolutionary who is prepared to dedicate her life and her very creative literary pen to the Cause. Father Basili, a people-serving Pacifist belonging to the Old Believer sect, which is outlawed by Catherine, finds himself adminstering to the needs of peasants who rise up against their masters, but still sees God rather than guns as the means to saving his parishioners. Mustafa, an old, learned and dedicated Islamic 'godfather' to his fellow Tatars, joins the Christian rebels, knowing fully well that some of them consider Allah as much of a manifestation of evil as Czarina Katherine. On the other side of the War that allows NO one to remain neutral is Imperial Army Major Alexi Stralnikov, a scholarly, highly decorated and compassionate Aristocrat who does not agree with Catherine's oppressive policies, but fears the uneducated peaseantry rebels will turn into a mob if given power too soon, turning his beloved Russia into an oppressive and bloody Police State far worse than any Czar has instituted. Assisting, and mentoring, the middle-aged Alexi is Michael Kosinko, an old, wise and crafty Seargent who has seen, and survived, more war than most anyone on either side of the conflict. As the revolt turns into a Revolution, the participants on both sides question their motives, as well as their loyalties, each becoming what they never bargained for.

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Weather or Not

Forest fires, floods, hurricanes, tornados, and blizzards reek unprecidented havoc on places that can least afford to endure them, economically and otherwise, but this time Mother Nature nor a Creator angry with creation behind it. George Corman, expatriate NYC Cop who immigrated to the wilds of Interior British Columbia, suspects that it could all be man-made. His hunches lead him to a Millenial genius misfit humanitarian/artist (Tristan) who has the ability to build Tesla weather making machines, and more in his mobile lab cabin in the woods. Each of Tristan's attempts to do good with his machinery and altruistic art leads to someone using them for destructive purposes. Someone he is either protecting, or doesn't know. George calls in his hot shot, 'been everywhere, done everything' lawyer father (Yannis) from the Big Crab Apple, threatening to reveal Yannis' dirty laundry to the authorities if he doesn't. Enter Sophia Garcia, brilliant and beautiful undocumented immigrant on her way to becoming the top Meteriologist on the air in Canada, who has developed a unifying theory about climate which will enable anyone to deliver any climate anywhere at will. Wendy, George's girlfriend, who wants and deserves to be more, is swept into a mix that turns families inside out, leaving no dark secret uncovered in which innocence and guilt become as clouded as a blue sky turned black by climatic disasters that have to be stopped before it is too late for everyone.

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MJ Politis, Ph.D., D.V.M., H.B.A.R.P. (human being, aspiring Rennaisance person)

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