Message from a Blue Jay

Faye Rapoport DesPres

Love, Loss, and One Writer's Journey Home



Books By Mariam Kobras


The Distant Shore Winner of 2012 Bronze Independent Publishers Book Award

Under the Same Sun Winner 2013 Silver Independent Publisher's Book Award!

Song of the Storm Winner 2014 Silver Independent Publisher's Book Award!

The highly anticipated prequels to Mariam Kobras's award-winning Stone Trilogy:

Waiting for a Song, Naomi's Story

Final Prequel

The Rosewood Guitar, Jon's Story

Sweet William

Sam Hilliard

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In the Context of Love by Linda K. Sienkiewicz wins 4th Award!


Is it ever too late to leave your past—and the secrets

that haunt you—behind?

Angelica Schirrick wonders how her life could have gotten so far off-track. With two children in tow, she begins a journey of self-discovery that leads her back home to Ohio. It pains her to remember the promise her future once held and the shattering revelations that derailed her life. She must learn to accept the violence of her beginning before she can be open to life, and a second chance at love.

"With tenderness, but without blinking, Linda K. Sienkiewicz turns her eye on the predator-prey savannah of the young and still somehow hopeful." ~ Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of the #1 NY Times Bestseller, Deep End of the Ocean

"Sienkiewicz's powerful and richly detailed debut novel is at once a love story, a cautionary tale, and an inspirational journey. In the Context of Love should be required reading for all wayward teenage girls and their mothers, too." ~ Bonnie Jo Campbell, author of the National Book Award Finalist American Salvage, and the National Bestseller, Once Upon a River

"Absorbing, heartbreaking, compulsively-readable and insightful, Linda Sienkiewicz's In the Context of Love casts a hypnotic spell. This is storytelling at its best." --Lewis Robinson, author of the critically acclaimed, Officer Friendly: and Other Stories, and Water Dogs