In addition to a non-fiction self-help guidebook...
Pop-fiction — Suspenseful Relationship Dramedy exploring what makes people do what they do.
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A Rest Home
For the Restless
Lunchroom alliances can be similar at fourteen and eighty. Delusion and reality merge. Thoughts and beliefs are often out of wack. Anger can fester and fuel bad behavior or lead to forgiveness. Victims can become heroes. And villains’ true colors can seal their fate.
Gavina McVey harbors a euthanasia plan for those who will have nowhere to live when The Hacienda will allegedly be demolished. Rudy Schneider is an attractive younger man furtively visiting both Doctor Cooke Nussbaum — a disgraced retired psychotherapist — as well as the newest resident, Elmore Fingerton — a bored retired interior designer.
Meanwhile,the surley filmmaker Quinn hovers around trying to shoot a movie at The Hacienda as the mysteries, coincidences, and touching quests for love echo throughout its soulful or perhaps haunted walls.
One Man's Search
For He's Not Sure What
Mitch Fleck is socially awkward. Yet he's blaming his wife, Deb, as the source for his discontent. Stuck quarantined on their silver wedding anniversary, he runs from their home in Illinois — hoping to get inspiration by a mysterious, long-lost childhood friend in California.
On his way, the 2020 pandemic limits Mitch to a sometimes illusory, thought-provoking drive and brief encounters with colorful characters who collectively reveal that his repressed feelings and issues follow him wherever he goes.
Will this quirky, tax accountant’s quest lead to change? And what will he do with the gun?
Once he gets under your skin, everything changes.
The charismatic Quinn Adamsdaur is being stalked by an eccentric woman— anxious to force him into her arms or into the grave. Quinn has a way of shaking people from their foundations as he sets in motion a chain reaction spanning thirty years.
We’re all vulnerable to people like Quinn and can become unreliable witnesses to our own experiences. From the little day-to-day things to the big life-changes — we each see the world through our own view of reality. But who knows what’s really happening and if the people around us are who we think they are?
Assorted Episodes of Golden Agers
An old hiker precariously relieves himself from the edge of a cliff. A retired schoolteacher frets about being knocked to the curb after forty years of service. An ex Go-Kart driver dangerously maneuvers her electric shopping cart in Costco. A horny gay guy adjusts to millennial nightlife. Grandparents of confused children-of-divorce nurture the kids. Other couples bicker, make love or both. There are even old dogs. Some of these folks mellow with age and grow old gracefully, while others sour and become more cantankerous. Some are quite funny and others nearly tragic.
Lusting after someone is the easy part.
But what comes after unbridled passion? Is there a chance for true connection?
Devin Reese, the founder of Afterlust — spiritual retreat center —hopes he can hold onto his sobriety and live a quiet life. But when the adult daughter he has never met arrives at The Center, it becomes the stomping grounds for seduction, betrayal, bloodshed…as well as possible heart-felt redemption.
Devin, along with those around him, will have to sort through the romanticized and villainized preconceptions that these titillating characters have of one another.
AN IMAGINARY TALE
His online training has not prepared Roy Oakwood for the avalanche of strange behavior from the couple he is coaching.
Can Roy stop his fumbling attempts to fix things? Can he and all the others trust a jungle animal to teach them how to release their inhibitions and let their inner nature be their Guide? Will they continue doing what they’ve been programed to do, or seize the adventurous lives unfolding right before them?
With plenty of surreal humor, this fast-paced unpredictable romp will keep you laughing, while diving shamelessly into the universal depths of love, hate, fear, desperation, boredom, denial, hope — and unbridled sensuality.
What would make an all-American boy like Alec get into such trouble?
Disastrous things can happen when parents don’t pay attention to their kids...husbands and wives don’t pay attention to each other...and people just don’t pay attention to themselves or what’s happening in the world around them.
The neglectful, self-absorbed characters around Alec justify their dysfunctional behavior with wildly convoluted thinking.
Listen to your Higher Self.
A Mock-Memoir Novel for anyone interested in their own growth from childhood to the authentic person they were meant to be.
Richard Eisenman is trying to live up to a wildly demanding self-image. His do-gooder obsession has led him to a painful life of compromising himself to accommodate others. Fed up with his sacrifices, he decides that the only face-saving way out of his marriage and career is to fake his own death — rather than look bad to himself or others.
But can he really start all over?
LIBERATE YOUR GIFTED SELF to BECOME YOUR OWN THERAPIST
This guidebook will take you through a number of steps to reveal your authentic self for a happier, more-fulfilling life.
Learn a “doable” step-by-step process to help you control your anxiety, depression or whatever ails you…so you can reach for your full potential.
You will understand and remove the unconscious blocks that are holding you back - through proven, practical, dynamic steps that demystify complex psychological issues.