Coming in 2020 Shattered Dreams by Elsie Varn Harrell

Special Agent Josh Howard is back. This time, a body is discovered in a hotel room in New York City, shot through the head.  A few months later, a body is discovered halfway up a mountain in Washington State, shot through the head.  A few months after that, the body of a Miami Dolphin Football player, also shot, is discovered in a canal, where alligators have already begun their feast.

No reason for these murders to be connected.  No reason at all, except they all three played high-school football when FBI Special Agent Josh Howard was their quarterback.  Investigations showed no contact between the three since high school. Nothing to connect the deaths at all, except coincidence and Josh’s gut feeling.

As Josh digs deeper and deeper into the past of these three men, heinous secrets are uncovered.  His quest for answers leads him from Atlanta, GA, to Oklahoma City and then to Austin, TX.  Time is running out, and Josh has to find the connection. Josh is not naive at all about the fact -that he could be this killer’s next victim.

New! The Color of Thunder by Elsie Varn Harrell

‘“Another amazing story by Elsie Varn Harrell!  What a great reminder of the gift available to all of us – if only we choose to accept it.”   V. Green

“If people aren’t touched by this book, they cannot be touched.”  J. Brayton

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1eea1080-1de8-453f-864d-9e2268959546Joseph is an ambitious new reporter who sees his chance to make a name for himself by taking on a popular local church.  Pastor Thunder fears that his own shortcomings are what’s keeping the young man from becoming a Christian.  However, Joseph is out to prove that you don’t have to be a Christian to be one of the “good guys”.

Their adversarial affiliation gives rise to a strained but close relationship that leaves this unlikely duo questioning their individual beliefs. They continue to clash-both learning important truths about themselves and each other.  Will the budding reporter realize he may have been wrong in his assumptions or will a scathing expose destroy the church and ruin the pastor’s lifelong ministry?

As the life story of Pastor Thunder unfolds, you’ll laugh, and you’ll cry as you learn exactly what made him the man he is today.

Color: Black & White on White paper
Size: 6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Page Count: 252 pages
ISBN-13: 978-978-1079155884
ISBN-10: 1079155880
BISAC: Fiction / Thriller / General

Dreams Are Forever by Elsie Varn Harrell

When a freak accident robs him of his wife and children, a quirky but seemingly normal man is driven to a dangerously obsessive need to restore his family.  The aftermath brings terror into the lives of innocent children and their families.

In this second book of the Dreams Never Lie series, Josh Howard is summoned back to the FBI as a consultant, child kidnapping cases being his passion.  With no ransom demands, no witnesses left alive, and the lives of the children hanging in the balance, Josh resorts to the sordid world of the dark web where every form of evil lurks to solve this case. He has no choice. Time is running out.

Color: Black & White on White paper
Size: 6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Page Count: 446 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1726024013
ISBN-10: 1726024016
BISAC: Fiction / Thriller / General

Dreams Never Lie by Elsie Varn Harrell

Dreams Never Lie by Elsie Varn HarrellJosh Howard is only eight years old when the little girl next door, Doni, is kidnapped and killed.  Josh vows to catch her killers when he grows up.  As a FBI agent, he knows the chance of solving the case after so many years is slim to none, but he still dreams about Doni.

Josh is assigned a serial murder case in which the victims are tortured and raped before being killed. After a long string of murders with no leads, Josh starts receiving coded messages from the killer, warning when another attack will take place.  Then, there are hints that connect the killer to Josh’s new wife.

As Josh faces one of the most perplexing cases of his career, his personal life is now in shambles.  Will he be able to stop this maniac before he strikes again?  Will he be able to save his marriage?  Is his wife the next intended victim?

Size: 6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Color: Black & White on White paper
Page Count: 526 pages
ISBN-13: 78-1976016257
ISBN-10: 1976016258
BISAC: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General

Kurko Inspires

Paul Kurko’s books are chapter’s from his past written to encourage, motivate and inspire men, women and children from all walks of life.

“Life for me before writing my first book, and the life I have now are two totally different ball games. My life before, was a life filled with resentment, anger and pain. Writing released me from those chains of self-oppression. Before, all I could do is hurt …now all I want to do is help.” -Paul Kurko

Loopholes by Paul Kurko

Life is a roller coaster for all of us. No matter where you are in life, no matter your age or your station, life has a way of throwing us curve balls.  Sometimes, it seems like you are on top of the world, only to have events change suddenly so that you are struggling.  Other times, you may be in dire circumstances with no hope, when suddenly, against all odds, a loophole changes your situation for the better.

Loopholes is a journey through those times in my life when God showed up in a big way; those circumstances where I should have lost my freedom, or even lost my life because of the decisions I made, where suddenly I was delivered from the worst possible consequences.  God’s grace is real.  And while we all suffer the ups and downs of life, I hope these stories from my life can show you that God is always working behind the scenes as our Divine Counselor, finding those loop holes we didn’t even dare to hope for.

Issues by Paul Kurko

When Paul submitted his story to our Writing for the Soul Workshop™ Peer Support program, I asked him “Why do you want to share your story?” He said, “Dude, I’m worried about the younger generation coming up out there. I’m a father now, and I don’t want them to experience everything like I did. They need to know that their past does not define their future. Maybe my story will show them.”

In his autobiography entitled Issues, Paul Kurko talks about the resentments he had when his mom died. Resentments that eventually led him on path straight to prison.

This page turner will grab you. In it, Paul doesn’t hold back. He says what he means and means what he says. That’s why we know you’re going to love his story. It’s real.

Time Heals All Wounds by Arin Eeron

At the age of sixteen, Susan does more than argue with God when the man she fought falling in love with moves away. Her way of coping was running. For years, Susan ran from the pain. She ran from a deeper secret from another time. She even ran from God.

Now after three bad marriages- one of abuse, can Susan raise three children, get over her past AND find love? Most importantly…reunite with God?

What’s your story?

Writing for the Soul Workshop™ is a mentoring program that invokes a passion for expressive writing and resources for healing. James W. Pennebaker, a lead researcher on expressive writing at the University of Texas at Austin, stated “Emotional upheavals touch every part of our lives. You don’t just lose a job, you don’t just get divorced. These things affect all aspects of who we are -our financial situation, our relationships with others, our views of ourselves. Writing helps us focus and organize the experience.” Our stories connect us to people like us, and can be a powerful tool when used to cope with unwanted thoughts and feelings.

Processing our life experiences through writing is a proven tool for a happier and healthier life. In addition to the clear mental benefits, studies have shown long-term improvements in physical health, even for those suffering chronic conditions. One study showed that individuals who wrote 20 minutes per day, three times per week, healed 40% faster from minor surgery than those who didn’t.

Join our writing community today to access our program from your favorite device. All ages welcome regardless of ability. Writing for the Soul Workshop™ is powered by TGIM Digital Publishing.

New! Peers Pencils & Pages

“This book is amazing. I was in tears on the first page. Completely grateful for the recovery I have today.” -Jimmy McGill, Recovery Coordinator at Arkansas Department of Human Services

“It is truly amazing.” -Monte Payne, CIT at Better Community Development INC

Sometimes, we need to be reminded that our past doesn’t define our future. Sometimes, we need someone who’ll just listen, or point us in the right direction for natural and community resources. Someone who’s been down the same hell hole as us …and made it out.

Peers Pencils & Pages was first developed and successfully piloted as the Writing for the Soul Workshop™ Peer Support Program through a partnership with Texas ReEntry Services. Together, we offered the program as a realistic criminal justice strategy aimed at safely reducing the State’s costly reliance on incarceration– creating stronger families, less taxpayer waste, and safer communities.

The Peers Pencils & Pages project empowered those willing to share their story to become a “credible messenger” helping to connect with a peer, connect the peer to recovery and so much more. The numbers show us that we have to do more to reduce the impact of incarceration on our society and economy.  That’s why for every paperback I sell, I’m going to give one away to men and women on probation and parole throughout Arkansas and Texas. –Eric Jones, Editor-in-Chief, TGIM Digital Publishing

BONUS! Peers Pencils & Pages includes a 10-Day Mindfulness Journal. The book is an incredible Recovery Resource for anyone impacted by incarceration, addiction and/or mental health.Peers Pencils & Pages Logo w Verbiage“The role of a Peer Recovery Support Specialist is to use our lived experience to connect with a peer. Once that connection is made we then connect the peer to recovery, staff, treatment and recovery services. I believe that connection is made when we share our stories.” -Eric Jones, CIT, PR

No one gets through life unscathed. Experiences that cause sorrow, pain, rejection, loss and fear touch us all. A happy, healthy, successful life isn’t the result of accidental circumstance; the thoughtful and deliberate use of available tools determines our ultimate outcomes.

Would you like to have a happier, healthier and more successful life? Would you like to use writing as a tool proven to help overcome even the most painful experiences of life? My name is Eric (Pictured Left), and I’d like show you how to combine writing with recovery. Use the Contact Form below to learn more.