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'Dolphin Nose' reveals collection of short stories inspired by travel PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 October 2014 15:16

Author Subba Rao pours out observations, insights in life through humor, fiction

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – A cornucopia of enthralling tales that immortalize the memories of experience lived in varied parts of the world awaits readers within the pages of author Subba Rao's newest book. "Dolphin Nose," (published by Xlibris) Rao's third title, exposes his light-hearted observations of life from the events and incidents of both present and past; producing an exquisite collection of lessons that aims to inspire and entertain.

Through the narration of Juggernaut, Rao shares whimsical and jovial tales based on his thoughts and observations of life. His perspective is rich, astute and full of reflective insights that grace the readers with quotable life lessons. As per the world events, the best he could do was to come out with his own list of wishful thinking. He ponders on many pointless pursuits in life, all presented with light humor.

The dominant influence of diverse cultures spices up Rao's portrayal of every unique character. He takes readers through the beguiling terrains of India, the azure Caribbean and the land of freedom that is the United States. "Without looking at the events from the past and learning from it," Rao believes, "one cannot move forward." Through his eccentric approach in writing, he hopes to create a comforting reprieve from the ills of existence and inspire readers to look at life in a new light.


“Dolphin Nose”

By Subba Rao

Hardcover | 6x9in | 268 pages | ISBN 9781499055092

Softcover | 6x9in | 268 pages | ISBN 9781499055108

E-Book | 268 pages | ISBN 9781499055115

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble


About the Author

Subba Rao was born in 1948 in Visakhapatnam, a southern Indian City he fondly calls Pineappleville since it is known for growing pineapples. The author considers himself a non-conformist and defies conventional writing style using his ear as measuring rule for use of grammar. A gypsy at heart, Rao has a penchant to travel through different cultures.  He published his first collection of short stories “Curry Goat and Calypso” in 2012 and “From Donkey’s Mouth” in 2013. He lives in Sioux City, Iowa with his wife Radha and daughter Samantha.

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Author M. Paul Chinitz reveals tale of danger, intrigue PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 26 September 2014 12:17

‘Fatal Females’ tells Tony Rawlins’ journey after finding himself patsy for murder

LANSDALE, Penn. – Author M. Paul Chinitz uncovers a trilogy of novellas in his publication, “Fatal Females” (published by Trafford Publishing). This book chronicles the story of a man who finds himself in a dangerous situation and his adventure as he tries to untangle himself from a web of fatal females.


Tony Rawlins does not think he is a stupidly gullible man, but forlorn and desperate to extricate himself from the after effects of a bad marriage, he answers a provocative advertisement in the personals, hoping to find romance. However, he finds himself a patsy for murder. It is only the beginning. Other murders follow before he is cleared. Now he tries to start over again, but will he be a little wiser?


Chinitz weaves remarkable and richly drawn characters who give life to the story. The events are realistic and can possibly happen to anyone. With riveting twists and turns, the intricate plot captivates the readers from beginning to the end.

An entertaining read, “Fatal Females” is riddled with mystery and provides readers with an escape from the tedious world through the remarkable journey of Tony Rawlins. It will also teach them a lesson about the importance of trust.


“Fatal Females”

By M. Paul Chinitz

Hardcover | 6x9in | 236 pages | ISBN 9781426995309

Softcover | 6x9in | 236 pages | ISBN 9781426995316

E-Book | 236 pages | ISBN 9781426995293

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble


About the Author

M. Paul Chinitz is a retired computer engineering manager and adjunct university professor who published a technical book on computer design and numerous training manuals on computers for Univac (now Unisys). Also the author of Keonah Days, he currently lives in Pennsylvania. This is his second novel.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit


Author Patricia Murphy reveals first book of Treat Series PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 September 2014 15:18

'Dutch Treat' to follow Sullivan heroine's exhilarating adventures in thriller-filled debut

HORTONVILLE, Wis. – Author Patricia Murphy makes debut into the world of mystery fiction with a thrilling treat. She starts off with the first book of her Treat series, "Dutch Treat"(published by Xlibris), a thriller-packed adventure following the heroine, Charlie Sullivan, her mysterious lakeside inheritance and her loyal friends in a sleepy Wisconsin town.

Charlotte "Charlie" Sullivan is from Milwaukee, divorced and has just lost her teaching position. When she thinks things cannot get any worse, her Uncle Milt dies. He leaves her a cabin/resort called Dutch Treat: complete with bills and leaky boats. Charlie is always living paycheck-to-paycheck. So to make ends meet, she works part-time in a grocery store. Money is not Charlie's only problem. She discovers a family secret as she tries unraveling the mystery that surrounds her uncle's strange death. Her good friend, Oneida Native Conchata Ashwood–Nowak, takes Charlie under her wing and into her house after Charlie is involved in an accident; but Charlie will not sit idly and let the bad guys get away. As she gets closer to discovering who Uncle Milt really was, Charlie finds herself in danger. As always, Charlie's friends are there to help pick up the pieces.

Faced with the unexpected consequences that placed her and her friends in a deadly situation, Charlie must take the lead and put an end to the mystery that plagues her already distraught life. The conclusion is a prodigious display of wit and contemporary grace, showcasing Murphy's uncanny style as a promising literary debutant. With this, she promises an equally-riveting sequence with the second book of the series, "Frozen Treat," currently underway.

“Dutch Treat”

By Patricia Murphy

Hardcover | 6x9in | 266 pages | ISBN 9781499062564

Softcover | 6x9in | 266 pages | ISBN 9781499062571

E-Book | 266 pages | ISBN 9781499062588

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Patricia Murphy is the pen name of Patricia Ramsay. Born in Burlington, Iowa, Ms. Murphy attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. She currently resides in Wisconsin with her family.

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New book gives readers in depth look on faith and salvation PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 September 2014 15:07

Author Scott Chally chronicles visions in ‘DO YOU BELIEVE IS IT REAL OR FICTION?’

NORTHEAST, IOWA– In “DO YOU BELIEVE IS IT REAL OR FICTION?” (published by Xlibris) Author Scott Chally writes down how he experienced visions and portents that warned him of the coming end and how through God can humanity be hailed into a new world order.

“DO YOU BELIEVE IS IT REAL OR FICTION?” is a real-life story that gives readers an in-depth look of Chally’s childhood, family, teen years, the years spent in the military service, running a business and all the good and bad in his life until he lost it when he was put in the hospital and then diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder/schizo affective disorder.

This is a true life story that takes readers on a journey through the author’s mind and how he came to find himself through a myriad of soul searching experiences. “DO YOU BELIEVE IS IT REAL OR FICTION?” is a truly enlightening read that shows humanity’s journey into the new world order.


By Scott Chally

Hardcover | 6x9 in | 500 pages | ISBN 9781499031478

Softcover | 6x9 in | 500 pages | ISBN 9781499031485

E-Book | 500 pages | ISBN 9781499031454

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Scott Chally was born in Illinois but grew up in Iowa. He went into the military, then started his own business and worked in a factory until recently, when he became disabled. He lives with his wife and has six children.

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Wait Wait… Is that blues music on WVIK? PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 September 2014 09:49

Quad Cities, IL/IA-WVIK, Quad Cities NPR, is proud to announce changes to its weekend line-up that includes both the addition of a popular national program and two new hours of local programming.

The highlight of this new roster is a brand new partnership between the River Music Experience and WVIK called RME Radio Hour. RME Radio Hour will be hosted by local musician and RME Director of Programming & Community Outreach Ellis Kell and feature an hour of blues and roots music together with interviews of local and visiting musicians. “RME Radio Hour is a perfect example of how two partners can work together to serve our community,” said River Music Experience CEO Deb Sandry-Powers. “This program gives us a chance to extend our mission of promoting roots music from along the Mississippi River, as well as keeping our audience aware of what is happening at RME.”

This new program will air at 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays beginning October 4. This slot immediately follows A Prairie Home Companion, and runs just before Don Wooten’s new jazz program Swing Shift, focusing on swing-era jazz favorites.

The big change at the other end of WVIK’s new Saturday line-up is the addition of the “oddly informative,” nationally syndicated, and extremely popular news quiz show out of Chicago--Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! hosted by Peter Segal will be aired on WVIK at 11:00 a.m. right after Don Wooten’s Saturday Morning Live. This highly-successful program will then be followed by Scribbles, a brand new program focused on the art of writing hosted by Don Wooten and fellow WVIK personality and Augustana College Professor Emeritus of English Roald Tweet.

“To be able to add two hours of local programming, while also adding a nationally successful show, is a really a win-win for the community,” explained Station Manager Jay Pearce. “Our listeners have been asking for Wait Wait…, but we also have a strong commitment to local programming.”

Other changes include the addition of the Quad Cities Jazz Channel, a mainstream jazz program that will delight both casual listeners and passionate jazz lovers, to run overnight from midnight to 4:00 a.m. on Saturday night, as well as the moving of Krista Tippett’s On Being to 9:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Please visit for a complete listing of program times.

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