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Haunts
San Francisco in 1976. A rehearsal space on Skid Row. Punk Rock.
Cheap red wine. Prophetic ghosts. Love and betrayal.

Author: George Jansen

Haunts presents an amazing ride through the back alleys of San Francisco, into a rehearsal studio filled with jealousy, violence and ghostly apparitions, all existing in a city as wondrous as it is repellent. George Zumpo, a down on his luck "half-breed" arrives in the City seeking his wife, his dog and his Volkswagen Westfalia Camper. There he meets homeless drunks, crazy cocaine snorting musicians, and a loose family of friends living in a 1970's South of Market warehouse. A novel as funny as it is dark, as tragic as it is hopeful, Haunts is a captivating portrait of people down on their luck.

Dew Drops

Author: Denver Welte

Again and again, in Denver Welte's exquisite Dew Drops, poems startle us into awareness of the understated, the nearly always invisible and the marvelous; those aspects of life that come under the rubrics of loneliness and joy. Welte combines a light lyricism with a postmodern sensibility for life.

The Fade-Away
California in 1900, when Baseball was played by ordinary folk.

Author: George Jansen

It is Friday, April 13, 1900, and Port Newton, a small California town on San Francisco Bay, is down on its luck. Times have been changing and fewer and fewer of the big grain ships take on their cargo there. Worse, Old Man Newton, himself, embezzled money from his own savings and loan, and its doors have been padlocked by order of the court. Port Newton's down-and-out citizens still have their own baseball team, as does every little town around the Bay, but the younger more athletic men have mostly emigrated to more prosperous climes. The team has become a laughingstock, but on that fateful fogbound Friday night, Constable "Long John" Sheets fishes a six foot tall American Indian, wearing a tuxedo, out of the chill waters of the Bay. Sheets and the boys at Foghorn Murphy's Railroad Exchange Saloon, having nothing better to do with the unconscious man, lay him out on Murphy's mahogany bar where he sleeps until, days later, he is awakened by the kiss of a maiden. The Fade-Away is a tale of love, greed, and America's descent into modernity.

The Jesse James Scrapbook
Tales of Life on the Border

Author: George Jansen

The Jesse James Scrapbook explores the life and times of Jesse James and his importance as a national figure during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras. The tale is told through the voice of the press and people of America, fictionally recreated but firmly based on actual historical documents. It is all here: chattel slavery, Bleeding Kansas, Quantril and his raiders, "The War for Southern Independence", the Younger Boys, the Pinkertons, the Northfield Raid and Cole Younger's capture and imprisonment. Robert Ford, "that dirty little coward," plays his role as an assassin and meets his ultimate fate in a Colorado boom town. Entertaining and provocative it is a fiction worthy of the true legend of Jesse James.

Thread Twice Cut

Author: Bryan Costales

Puppet died in 1986 and was resurrected 300 years later. He can be killed again, despite being resurrected into a world of immortals. Follow Puppet's adventure as he races against time to save the life of an immortal woman, before this strange world kills him.

Jo
Death Gone Wildly Wrong

Author: Bryan Costales

Jo Bailey was a mystic and religious figure who, shortly before his death, founded the Church of Jo. This book is a late 20th Century historical novel by award winning author Bryan Costales. The life and times of Jo Bailey is presented in the form of a sequence of letters, articles, news accounts, diaries, and so on, each told by someone who cared about, or hated, Jo. It is the combined nature of these narratives that provide a rich overview of the last part of the 20th Century and and of Jo Bailey's ability to foresee death, but never prevent it.

This book is a fiction in the guise of reality, a story about the last half of the 20th century, and about three solved mysteries.