FICTION

Soft Inheritance

Dr. Chamberlain Shay inherited his ancestors' memories. Two thousand years of shipwrecks, brothels, Irish slavery, romance, and gore are crammed into the spirals of his DNA. The memories bring Chamberlain notoriety as a historian and fame as an author, but they are destroying his mind. Chamberlain's ability to distinguish his own life from the tangle of his relatives' is growing weak.

Embarking on a synapses-bending ride through the harrowing history of his family, Chamberlain searches desperately for the cause of his mother's death and struggles with the tug of a love he desperately needs but must deny.

Soft Inheritance, C.E. O'Grady's debut novel, is a taut tale of compelling twists, deftly blending enlightening historical backdrops piqued with unforgettable characters. She landmarks her place in the literary world, presenting a touching, funny, and surprising thrill ride into the history and heart of a doomed man.

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An Angel Within

Colin Maxwell thought that he had finally turned his life around. After losing Sarah to cancer and raising their son for two years, Colin falls in love and marries Lisa. When their second daughter, Angel, is born with cystic fibrosis, Colin is forced to confront old demons as he deals with another life-threatening disease within his family. When Colin discovers that Angel has become obsessed with a small, ceramic figurine of Sarah’s, things begin to unravel. As Angel’s sickness progresses, Colin and his family experience a series of mysterious events that leaves him questioning his perception of reality. With the help of his enigmatic neighbor, Colin begins to reconcile his past, confront his lingering guilt, and reluctantly examine his spirituality. As Colin struggles to keep his sanity and bring his family together, he is forced to withstand a final emotionally charged event in order to save his daughter and find redemption. Set in the foothills of Colorado, An Angel Within interweaves themes of love, beauty, forgiveness, and hope, as a man struggles to save his family and save himself.

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"Miss?"

"Miss?" presents an honest picture of today's classroom environment and the challenges plaguing students and their teachers. Maggie McCauley—a feisty young Army veteran—believes her new life as a 7th grade English teacher in a failing school will be a breeze. She finds out quickly how very wrong she is through inept school administrators and an inappropriate security guard who ultimately resorts to violence. Despite daily challenges to her authority, however, Maggie finds ways to reach her struggling students, and must ultimately make painful decisions about her future.

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