posts on 10/30/2009 2:55:54 PM
My name is Wade Stinson in Jack, Alabama and I am a quadriplegic from a diving accident when I was seventeen years old. I have just published an autobiography recounting my life growing up in The South, the tragedy of my accident, and the tumultuous years I have experienced since.
I know that you see hundreds of requests from authors and publishers each month, but I have written a book that includes a wide range of issues that fascinate readers: The eccentric culture of the rural South, personal tragedy, sex, violence, and even the exploding quest of American men for East-European brides. Topics that are relevant, because the specter of paralysis is real and threatening if Superman becomes a victim. I answer the questions often “fudged upon” by evasive writers: Why does paralysis haunt us? What is the emotional turmoil encountered after a spinal cord injury? How does someone function with three-fourths of his body as an unfeeling, unmoving weight? And is sex in a paralytic condition possible? If so, how? Does the life of a quadriplegic have value or purpose?
I also answer the questions of internet romance and marriage between an American man and a Russian woman: What are the motives, processes, and perils of Western men seeking East-European brides through internet introduction agencies? What are the cultural conflicts involved? Do these relationships succeed? Are there scams for gullible and desperate men to discover before, or after it is too late? And are there unfortunate stories of deceit and violence?
I am confident my autobiography is a worthy attempt. The title of my book is Between Grief and Nothing, and it is available from Xlibris by calling 1-888-795-4274, amazon barnes and noble.
As for my professional references, I was an English teacher for nine years at Charles Henderson High School in Troy, Alabama. I received my M.S. in English Education from Troy State University in June of 1995. I received my B.A. in English at Troy State also. In 1993, I was an intern editor for The Alabama Literary Review.
Thank you. I am,
724 C.R. 204
Jack, Al. 36346
posts on 10/22/2009 7:51:54 PM
Hello, Hope everyone had a good 4th of july weekend. Mine was great. I'm looking for a book I read s few years back, don't remember the title or the author. I was a Marine stationed in Ramadi, Iraq, and we had boxes of books that people had donated. I read a few, but the one I keep thinking about and would love to read again if I could find it was the most amazing sci-fi book I ever read. It took place in the Amazon Basin, present times. The main character was an American guy who's father had been missing in the Amazon for years. There had been strange clues turning up in the jungle as to what he was researching (lost tribe, plants that contained cures for almost every disease known to mankind). A female scientist was part of the group doing research on the lost explorer and his work. I don't exactly know how it happened, I think she somehow got in contact with the son and convinced him to come out to to the jungle and help them. Also, I think they had found his arm, and were keeping it concealed for research. So the son came out, and the author describes him coming to a farm somewhere in South America where he stayed with a family. The family had a crop duster, and one of them flew him out to survey the landscape twice and then to drop him off at a location where he was supposed to go to to get information. But as they flew over part of the jungle, heavy rains came and the plane crashed. The pilot was badly hurt and the American tried to save him, don't remember whether he lived or died in the end. But I remember they tracked down the female scientist and her team who was searching for his father and found her with some type of armed force escorting them. The armed escorts turned out to be bad guys who wanted to tear down the forest and sell the exotic plants used for breakthrough medecine. When they tried to escaape, the soldiers chased them through the jungle, caught them and had them captive as they looked for the missing scientist. They encountered much danger in the jungle: deadly outbreaks, poisonous snakes and bugs, and giant caiman crocodiles that lived over 100 years. Eventually, they all end up finding the missing scientist, who is living with an isolated pigmy tribe deep in the Amazon. They have him as their guest and friend. His arm had grown back, and he told them how he got where he was and all that happened to him. He explained how they all lived in this giant tree, which was the source of all life. It provided everything they needed. And then they went deep down in the roots of the tree and found samples of every organism on earth. The tree was preserving them. Then the soldiers came with guns and tried to massecre everyone and a bomb destroyed everything. The explorer's son and the female scientist escaped (there was very little romance in the story except for the end). I may be wrong about how the story ended, but I know the tree was destroyed, the bad guys died and some people escaped. It's a really good book, and I would love to read it again, if anyone can help me find it. I keep thinking the author is David Baldacci, but I've search all his books and couldn't find what I was looking for. If you have any idea, please let me know. Thanks
posts on 10/22/2009 5:58:27 PM
Hi. I'm also looking for a book which I started reading a few years back and never finished. It's for teenagers, I believe, and it's about a person who gets locked into a room that is red, I think, and it has curtains on the wall, but when the person looks behind the curtains he sees there are no windows and then he gets even more spooked. I sometimes think about this story and would really like to finish reading it.
posts on 9/27/2009 1:15:53 AM
U gave been searching for this for ages.
Science fiction book with a female lead and pretty sure 1st person. There is a virtual reality with simulations that she escapes from. I think she heads to the country and is recovering her memory.
posts on 9/7/2009 9:42:51 PM
I recently read the book The Lost Daughter by Daralyse Lyons. I found it incredibly insightful and deep and am looking to talk about it. Has anyone read it?
posts on 9/7/2009 12:42:53 AM
I am looking for the title and author of a book a read a few years back, no I can not remember either, sorry. It was about this mans wife (who had just found out she was pregnant) was kidnapped and her one kidnapper kept talking about taking her away with him to I think Mexico. (I really need to know the name of the town in Mexico, so I really need to what book it is). It had a happy ending. Anyone read this????
posts on 8/12/2009 5:13:18 PM
Hi! I've been looking for a book I read a long time ago. I can't remember the title or the author (that would be too easy! :)). The storyline revolves around a lady who goes back to her home town after many years to find that her former boyfriend is raising her daughter that the boyfriend's father? grandfather? made her leave by threatening her family? The boyfriend thinks that the child is his brother's adopted child. After seeing the heroine, the boyfriend sets her up in his summer home. The boyfriend's plot is to get the heroine to fall in love with him and then to leave her as a form of revenge. He sends his daughter away with his sister? while the two get close. Of course the boyfriend falls in love with the heroine, however, the heroine discovers the boyfriends plot for revenge and in trying to run away from him falls down a flight of stairs and looses their unborn child. In the end, the heroine tries to leave, but the boyrfriend's sister convinces her to see him one more time. As she goes to see him, she finds him in the summer home clutching a sweater she owns and obviously loving her. The two talk and end up together.
I keep thinking that it may be a diana palmer story, but I don't think it is becuase I couldn't find it while searching through her plotlines on lines. If anyone recognizes the story line can you please please post the title and author?
posts on 8/4/2009 7:30:43 PM
Hi. I just happened across this site - I am a new author and wondering if anyone would like to review my literary fiction novel, Megan's Way. You can read about it on Amazon.com
posts on 7/25/2009 12:03:53 AM
I read this a while back in 2004. It's a story of a Swedish farmer who wants a nice Swedish mail-order bride because he's lonely up there on the farm. The heroine's mother is a prostitute and the heroine is not a virgin but I don’t remember if she’s a prostitute or not. Her mother died and she has a younger brother she takes care of. To escape her life because some unwanted man is pursuing her she answers to the Mail-Order and she says she's Swedish and she can cook etc. so she and her brother leave. When they get there the hero's disappointed but they live together and fall in love etc.
Some things I remember:
They have this discussion that the heroine's breasts are too small like blueberries and her brother overhears and asks what they're talking about and they laugh and say blueberries.
The hero teaches the heroine how to swim.
Another Swedish family moves into the farm next door and they have a daughter and a son - the heroine gets jealous/disappointed because she can never be the Swedish wife he wants. Their son saves the heroine from some sort of disaster and she clings to him when she's saved and the hero gets jealous and goes and takes her away from him.
It's set in a non-modern period on a lonely farm; maybe in the prairies?
I can't find remember the title of this book I believe there was an 'un' prefix used in the title but I can't be sure.
Any help would be appreciated!
posts on 7/12/2009 4:16:51 PM
KOONTZ FANS - Looking for the title of a book I read - was great - and can't remember the title. Plot involves a "boy" who is running from something terrible and murderous. The boy is good, but I think I recall that, out of necessity, he takes on the lives of other people as he flees. Near the end, he is basically rescued by beautiful Amazon-like twins who I believe are aliens. If you know which book this is, please post it.
Thank you - Jody
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