by Michael Staley
On the surface, Alexander Christos is a seemingly upwardly mobile young professional rapidly approaching middle age. But scratch beneath the surface and what is exposed is a soul that is emotionally, mentally, and spiritually burnt to a crisp. He’s done. And he wants out… all the way out. But then, in the very process of fashioning his own demise, something intervenes. That “Something” is about to breathe new life – and death – into him. Lured to the Island of Diarma, Christos believes it a near-Utopian advanced living state. But it proves to be no Utopia at all; rather, an arena that employs a methodology that is at once brutal, merciless, and magnificent. In the spirit of John Fowles’ The Magus, Michael Staley’s Diarma will take you on a trip that will stretch the bounds of your imagination.
POSTCARDS TO ICELAND
by Kris Kissman
grew up in the tiny fishing village, Siglufjörður, on Iceland´s north
fjords where her mamma ran a pool hall and raised eight daughters and a
very spoiled son. Some of the sisters ventured further south to America,
where Kris began her career as a motel maid, then journeyed up the
career ladder across eight states and many universities.
Postcards to Iceland gives a glimpse to this life in the form of poems where Kris shares decades of her thoughts and feelings about life growing up in Iceland, and then life in America. These poems are true nuggets of Icelandic gold!
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VIGNETTES FROM LIFE
by Ruth L. Weiss Hohberg
Born in Krakow, Poland, Ruth came to the United States after WWII as a twelve-year-old having been taken a political prisoner by the Soviets and transported, along with her parents, to Siberia in 1940. Eventually, the family made their way to Central Asia. When the war ended, they were repatriated to Poland. Ruth was educated in New York City, where she studied art and later earned a degree in Social Work. She began to write her autobiographical and non-fiction work when she moved to San Diego, California, in 2000, where she currently lives, paints, and writes. Ruth is the author of Getting Here: An Odyssey Through World War II, A Girl from Bielsko: Ruth’s Story, and Witness and Survivor, all available on Amazon. Vignettes from Life is available also here at Great Spirit Publishing's GSP-Assist Store.
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If you have the time, talent, and energy, you can do this same thing yourself. You can research all the options, the numerous small- and self-publishers who charge hundreds or thousands of dollars. You can deal with the online systems, formatting the files, making adjustments, correcting errors, and everything else needed to get your book ready to publish.
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We help our authors with a variety of services, from typesetting, proofreading and editing, book design, cover design, to complete set-up for the publication process, including a free proof copy of the completed book. Our authors retain copyright ownership of their work, and they exercise complete creative control, approving each step of the process so it meets their expectations. Authors review the final proof edition of their work to make sure it looks like they want it to look, and have options later to correct errors if discovered after publication, an option not available with a big name publisher or when hundreds or thousands of books have to be pre-paid and printed.
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History - Great Spirit Publishing (GSP) started in 2009 with the publication of A White Soaring Bird and A Valentine for Carole, and has grown to more than a dozen titles, with more on the way. Our goal is to utilize modern printing and e-publishing technology to bring our readers unique and inspiring poetry, articles, and stories that inspire the heart and intrigue the mind and entertain the rest of you.
Boondoggler's Bible Available! Visit the Store for details on how to get the latest book by Wanda Sue Parrott!
Vignettes from Life, by Ruth L. Weiss Hohberg
Diarma, by Michael Staley
Postcards to Iceland, by Kris Kissman.
Loki & Simba, by Michael Staley
A Cruise Between, by Jeanne Marie Olin
Validiva, by Wanda Sue Parrott
Super Fat-melting Secret, by Wanda Sue Parrott
Find all of our Assist-publication titles in their own store - GSP-Assist is not self-publishing, but has all the control and none of the hassle. Titles available in GSP-Assist:
- Vignettes from Life
- Letters to Iceland
- Journal of Destiny
- Witness and Survivor
- Series of Adjustments
- Heaven on 9/11
- Dear Jude
- Iron Lotus
- Too Close to the Sun
GOLDEN WORDS and SENIOR POET LAUREATE COMPETITION - see the Golden Words page on this site for details about this year's winners in the final SPL contest.
GSP-Assist is a new publishing option for authors who want their work published but don't want to do the publishing themselves. Basic editing, proofreading, cover design, and book design and layout are provided. The author keeps creative control by approving each step in the process. GSP-Assist does all the work.
Can GSP-Assist you in getting your book published? Find out more by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
N A B S Y
We have a new publishing option in development called NABSY. This new program will feature previously unpublished works that have lain dormant for some time and now the author wants them published, despite a stack of rejection letters. More details coming soon on this quirky - but serious - publishing opportunity. Books in the NABSY program may or may not have a spiritual emphasis, but they must have the writer’s True Heart in every word, regardless of the genre.
Watch for more details coming soon - and announcement of our first NABSY publication!
N A B S Y = Not A Best Seller Yet!
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