"The Shape-Shifter's Wife is a story of love lost, love found, and the enduring nature of love. This story takes you on an adventure from present-day San Francisco to the Russian River in the 1840s to the mystical mythology of the Native Americans and the brutal clash of cultures. A story to warm your heart and boil your blood." -Reverend Evelyn Hall, Leader of Women's Vision Quests and Sacred Circles
In The Fall of 1995, Heather learns through a mysterious letter that her sister, Angelica, time-traveled to 1849, and with nothing holding her in current day California, Heather sets out in search of Angelica. When she reaches Angelica’s rancho, she learns that her sister has fled to Monterey to escape from violence of two thugs, Joseph and Texas Jack. Her journey finds her challenged with dangerous animals and an even more dangerous romance. As she waits for a ship to take her to Monterey, she meets Dr. David Robertson and falls in love. A twentieth century independent woman, Heather learns she must face situations unfamiliar to her as a nineteenth century woman. As Heather deals with harrowing circumstances that seem to embrace her, she meets a Gypsy palm reader from San Francisco’s Chilecito District who warns her about an unexpected journey an impending danger fro her and her new sweetheart. And her new odyssey begins...
A collection of fiction and nonfiction animal stories by NCPA authors and poets. All kinds of animals, a wide variety of writing styles, something to please every animal lover.
From their size, color, and the way they see the world, animals are diverse—and so are the delightful stories in this anthology. Ranging from legends and true tales of wildland bears to a memorable veterinary house call and stories of humans who become animals (or act like them), this collection is all about animals and our relationships with them. Meet rabbits, lizards, guinea pigs, potbelly pigs, horses, seals, owls, spiders, coyotes, wolves, elephants, and of course plenty of cats and dogs who will touch your heart and remind you that no matter how many legs we have, we all have much in common.
Take a journey around the world with 35 authors from NCPA as they share their stories covering nearly every continent and a vast array of cultures. This collection of charming and endearing tales will take you on excursions beyond your own backyard from breathtaking trips of a lifetime to harrowing adventures and comical misadventures.Enjoy more than thirty non-fiction stories, including: A Long-awaited Trip to Greece * “Wogging” in Ireland * China by Train * Ghosts in BC * and a First-Time Flight from Nigeria to America. If you’re looking for fiction, discover the secret behind Lance’s Toboggan of Miracles and continue the fantasy adventures of our favorite shapeshifters, Dex and Felicity (introduced in NCPA’s 2019 anthologies: Birds of a Feather and More Birds of a Feather), as they take their romance on the road with a honeymoon in Hawaii. COMING Winter 2020: Destination the World, Volume 2 with 35 more fiction and non-fiction stories, plus the latest installment in our fantasy series, The Fox and the Great Horned Owl, as Dex and Felicity continue their adventures in Hawaii.