Teen mountain biking sensation Maryn O’Brien is going all out as she closes in on her goal of racing in the Olympics. More focused and driven than ever, she has her eye on an invitation-only Canadian junior development program, is hungry for a win at the provincial championship, and can’t wait to finally show her mettle on the Canada Cup circuit.
But then love enters Maryn’s life, and she finds herself at a crossroads. Will she be able to keep her plans on track, or will she throw everything away—including her best friend?
The Dog Who Cried Snake
Life is never easy on the street, especially during the coldest week of a cold winter, in one of the coldest capitals in the world. Still, Mic and Max get by, giving and getting a little help from their friends. But when one of their street friends freezes to death under suspicious circumstances, their quiet lives change forever. Suddenly the Snake Crew bullies become threatening, and street people can’t even call familiar streets their home.
But, the Snake Crew may have underestimated Mickey, a feisty old woman, and her equally feisty prime pooch, Max. Mic and Max are smart, dedicated to their pals on the street, and they share a secret weapon. Max, a Chihuahua-Jack Russell mix, can talk, but only Mickey can hear him. Though they have no one to turn to, and the situation seems hopeless, Mic and Max are determined to solve the mysterious death, and save their pals on the street.
- 286 pages
- 6" x 9"
- ISBN: 978-0995336049
- $19.99 (paperback)
Growing Home: A Lifetime Process of Self Awareness and Transformation
Growing Home. A Lifetime Process of Self Awareness and Transformation is meant to encourage readers to live their lives in self awareness, self love and self compassion so that they can grow to become their best and truest selves in order to live healthier lives and extend their compassion and goodwill to others.
Mud-splattered, sweat-stained, and perpetually on the brink of a crash, fifteen-year-old mountain bike racer Maryn O’Brien’s dream is to make it to the Olympics. She trains hard and races harder, all while juggling school and her many other responsibilities. It’s not easy, but it’s doable —until her racing coach suddenly gets suspended just days before the most important race of the season.
Now Maryn faces a serious decision. She has two secrets: one that could save Coach’s career, another that could ruin her racing dreams...and she can’t share one without telling the other. As Maryn races for the first time without her beloved coach’s support, she battles not just her competition, but her conscience, too. Will she find the strength to win against both and redeem herself?
Unspoken: Or the Unrefined Art of Communicating at the Top of Your Lugs and Through the Bottom of Your Feet
Siobhan won’t run and her dad won’t talk. She loves the piano and Sean loves the marathon. Father and daughter seem to have nothing in common, and how they feel about each other remains unspoken.
But things are not always as they seem. Siobhan and Sean each make a secret sacrifice to the other which speaks volumes, and their quiet, predictable, unspoken lives will never be the same.
Now with Canada Cup racing experience under her belt, rising star mountain biker Maryn O’Brien plots how to pedal her way to the top, even mapping out her critical path to the Olympics! The teenager believes she’s got it all figured out—that is, until she doesn’t.
Maryn is knocked sideways when a close family member receives a frightening diagnosis. As the O’Briens rally to deal with the life-changing situation, Maryn’s Olympic dreams are threatened like never before. Her relationships take a hit, too, as she tries to stay true to the O’Brien pledge to keep things a secret.
Will this mean the end of her life-long Olympic dream…and does it even matter anymore?
A Christmas Dragon
Danny and Zigo O’Neill really love Christmas, usually. It used to be the best time to play hockey, decorate the house, get presents, eat scrumptious food, and escape adult attention as their parents’ friends and relatives visit their home. But this year is different. This year Christmas is turning out to be complicated, and everywhere they go trouble seems to find them.
Zigo has been picked to sing solo at both the Christmas concert and mid-night mass. But his stomach hurts whenever he thinks about facing an audience. Trouble gets worse when Danny loses a bet rigged by the neighbor bullies. At the full moon Danny has to break into Bernice Lehibou’s house to prove that she really is the witch of Westboro. And just when the brothers think that their trouble can’t get any worse, they are catapulted 50 years into the future. Not only are the houses, cars and people truly weird in future land, they are challenged to help Father O’Malley save the church and school, made to sing in the Christmas concert, and they are completely on their own trying to find their way back to the present. Even if they could find their way back, everything has to happen in time for their own Christmas concert, before Dad gets mad and Mom starts to worry.
Christmas is supposed to be fun, they are supposed to be around their family, and witches are supposed to only exist in story books. And they still don’t realize that before they can go home, they have to confront a Christmas Dragon….