Our Books

We publish our books as both print and ebooks and you'll find them available from online booksellers or through your favorite independent bookstores. See our favorites listed to the right. 


We published The Dancin' Man in 2014 and we're pleased to bring its many readers this sequel.



It’s 1999. Volly Brunson comes home to Parkersburg, SC, determined to resurrect the family’s failing textile business and to assume the responsibilities she has run away from for the past ten years. In her early thirties, with a failed relationship behind her and an MBA in hand, Volly faces an aging business, a dysfunctional family, and the entrenched attitudes of a typical Southern town. But she’s smart and she’s ready. Or so she thinks.  












Lanie Montgomery knows everyone in horse-centric Pinehurst, from the pony-clubbers to the trainers to the grande dames. When wealthy philanthropist, Anne DeKeyser, summons her to the exclusive Bald Head Island, Lanie goes—just in time for the discovery of Ted DeKeyser’s body. Lanie cannot walk away from a mystery, and Ted’s death is one. To solve it, Lanie must peel back layer upon layer of the DeKeyser family’s history. The closer she gets to center, the more she becomes a threat to someone who has already killed once to keep that history secret.

Meanwhile, Lanie’s own life takes on new complications, an attack-cat named Charlotte, the ongoing heart versus head tug-of-war involving SBI agent Michael Donovan, and whoever keeps sending her orange roses.


Every time the bells over Lanie’s shop door ring, the reader looks up to see who has come in. It’s always someone interesting, funny, and sometimes dangerous.                                                                              
 ISBN, Print 978-0-9974484-2-9
  ISBN Ebook 978-0-9974484-3-6
                                                                                                             







On January 8, 1959, the triumphant Fidel Castro leads his forces through the streets of Havana. Thousands of Cubans celebrate, cheer him on, and dream of a better life. The corrupt dictator Batista is gone and democracy is here in the form of this savior, Fidel.
No one is more excited than 14-year-old Francisco. He makes his way through the crowd to come face-to-face with his new hero.
A short 20 months later, Francisco fears for his life as Castro’s government forces him to leave his family, his country, and his culture.

Fleeing the Sharks: A Cuban Family Story tells of a revolution’s broken promises, of shattered families driven from their homes, and of a nation betrayed. For years, author Linda Hardister Rodriguez listened to her husband’s Cuban family story and it caught hold of her imagination. The result is a story that places the reader in the shoes of a boy coming of age while one of the 20th Century’s most formative events destroys the world as he has known it.
ISBN, print book 978-0-9911502-8-1
ISBN, ebook 978-0-9911502-9-8









Three young men are brutally murdered in a city where people are struggling to recover from a tragic civil war. Detective Alu is given the job of finding out who killed them, and why. 


Holding Demons in Small Jars by Jasmine Kumalah is powerful story in which the biggest mysteries are those of the human heart. 

ISBN, print 978-0-9861516-8-2
ISBN, ebook 978-0-9861516-9-9



Just in time to begin your holiday shopping--The Christmas Heist: A Courtroom Adventure by Landis Wade. The story has been called a mash-up of the Grinch and Miracle on 34th Street with dialog as crisp and funny as that of My Cousin Vinny. This book is destined to be a new tradition. 



Remember watching out the window for snow to start falling? Remember hoping for a snow day? Sea Snow by Leslie and Lindsay Bigoness will stir all of those memories. You'll share a day of adventure with their characters, Bailey and Skye. The illustrations by Susanne Frueh will further transport you. Share this book with a child, or curl up on your own to dream with it. 


Sea Snow is available as a beautiful limited-edition book. 
For information about ordering, 
email seasnowbook@gmail.com 
or lystrabooks@gmail.com.  



And now, the debut of our Health, Spirit, and Welfare Division: DYNAMIC DOZEN: 12 ACCESSIBLE YOGA POSES FOR BONE DENSITY, STRENGTH, AND BALANCE by Tim Keim. Watch for him, reading and teaching. http://timkeim.wordpress.com/





Brazil in the 1700s was a land of mystery for explorers, of potential wealth for exploiters, of converts for the Catholic church. And it was home to indigenous people with their own rich culture. Acaju tells the story of what happens when all these visions and histories converge to become the future.









Southern Pines, NC, horse country. Peaceful, beautiful. Deadly.  



Deadly Trust is a fine who-done-it, well-plotted with good characters we are going to be happy to see again in the sequel. Well, some of them are in jail now and some of them are dead, but Lanie Montgomery, her dogs and friends in their new adventures will be a treat. Read this book and watch this space for Deadly Deception.







In AFTER THE RACE, Michael B. Jones has written a father and son drama to rival THE GREAT SANTINI in its intensity and dept of character. 



A young man from a modest background marries into a powerful and wealthy southern family. Is it a blessing, or a curse? 

Mary Ann Claud's novel is a family drama set against a time of great change in the cotton mill industry of the Carolinas. 





Imagine.  You are a small town southern factory worker--disabled on the job--and you believe what your boss, your surgeon, and the government bureaucracy tell you.  Everything will be fine.  All you have to do is wait.  You will return to your middle class  life.  Imagine people lying to you. Linda Hardister Rodriguez explores the fragile edges of middle class American life in her novel, UP FROM THE RIVER. 





The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson by Nancy Peacock


This book comes from somewhere deep in our history and takes the reader on a journey. The characters will stay with you and you will think about this long after you've turned the last page and said, "wow."


Time of Death by Nora Gaskin.


A murder 1963 on Christmas Eve began a long search for justice. The search ended with justice half-served. And innocent man was exonerated, but a murderer went free, too. This true story contains the seeds that became Nora's novel, Until Proven. 

Until Proven: A Mystery in 2 Parts by Nora Gaskin.

Until Proven: A Mystery in 2 Parts
Two young women are murdered in their homes, forty years apart. Their deaths have the it-can't-happen-here horror that tears into the heart of a community, in this case, the small Southern town of Piedmont, North Carolina. Their deaths have the it-can’t-happen-here horror that tears into the heart of a community, in this case, the small Southern town of Piedmont, North Carolina.

The two families aggrieved by the first murder suffer again with the second—and find that four decades are not enough for healing. When the old scars are torn off by the second murder, the pain of each is magnified.

Until Proven is a mystery, a family saga, and an examination of how a community changes--or doesn't.


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