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Blood cancer, more specifically myelofibrosis, threatened to cut short the life of a man who had lived it to the fullest. With a host of friends and relatives who cared for him, Don Preston was determined to keep in touch during his 18-month ordeal of searching for a donor and undergoing a grueling, but finally successful, bone marrow transplant.
"You have cancer! Those are the words no one wants to hear. But I heard them. How are you supposed to react when someone tells you that? …The news brought me serenity. I had a great life, accomplished most of my goals and dreams, and enjoyed great friends and family. I was thankful and comfortable. But that was not surrender; it was an acceptance of my new reality. It put me in a perfect state for what was really on my mind – and that was to fight like hell!"
—Don Preston, 2020
Paperback: 226 pages, 9" x 6"
Age Range: All
Published: April 1, 2020
List Price: $19.00
"I find it interesting and challenging to experiment with materials in new formats. ... The references to nature and the relationship between color, light, and texture are my focus."
-- Susan Copley, September, 2018
Susan Copley’s art has been exhibited in venues throughout the nation, including many museums and art galleries. Her work has been purchased by numerous public and private collectors.
Hardcover: 228 pages, 11" x 8.5"
Published: October 1, 2018
List Price: $65.00
A collection of over 60 poems written by Joan Fitzgerald over the course of fifty years, these pieces reflect the emotions and dynamics inherent in human relationships.
Joan Fitzgerald is an artist and a writer who has had poetry, children's books, young adult novels and crime stories published. Her artwork has received many local, national and international awards. Her work can be found at joanfitzgeraldart.com.
Paperback: 134 pages, 8" x 8"
Published: April 7, 2018
List Price: $10.00
A collection of 64 paintings by Marie Prince, depicting children at their most natural - playing, thinking, creating.
"My work as presented here is not about a computer world, nor does it concern wars, guns, divorce, or struggles against fear. At a time when violence is prevalent in our world, the series of images shown in this book reflect children having fun, getting along, and enjoying their young lives as they play, think, and create." - Marie Prince, April 2008
Paperback: 138 pages, 8" x 8"
Age Range: 4 to 8 years
Published: May 31, 2018
List Price: $19.00
The World Imagined is a coming of age tale for all adults who never forgot the fragile brilliance and lurking terrors of being a child. ... Slater writes with the subtle care of a poet, in language that is acutely sensitive and lyrically moving. She not only “discovers a self in the world” (and a profound self it is) but imagines one into being. —Lia Purpura
Judith Slater spent her childhood in rural Western New York, eventually pursuing literary interests as well as becoming a therapist and settling in the Buffalo area with her husband and family. Her book of poems, The Wind Turning Pages, was published by the Outriders Poetry Project in 2011.
Paperback: 64 pages, 8" x 8"
Published: July 1 2018
List Price: $10.00
Another adorable story from the author of the popular Top Leaf. Jennifer Gold and Jessica Gadra have teamed up again, and this time the illustrations are even more eye-catching! This tongue-in-cheek story skips along in rhyme and ends by gently posing the question: is it truth or tale?
A delight for any child - and all of those playful adults!
Hard cover: 34 pages, 8.5" x 11"
Published: September 1, 2018
List Price: $21.00
Top Leaf by Jennifer Gold
A beautifully illustrated children’s book of friendship and self-esteem. Using the metaphor of a proud leaf at the top of an old tree, youngsters from 4 – 8 years come to understand that life is a cooperative affair.
Title: Top Leaf
Author: Jennifer Gold
Illustrator: Jessica Gadra
Hard cover, 28 pages, 8.5" x 11"
List Price: $19.00
Jennifer Gold is a freelance writer living in Buffalo, NY. She was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in Swansea, Wales, UK.
Her blog is: travellingwithalaughandasigh.blogspot.com.
Jessica Gadra is a Buffalo-based artist. She works largely in pen and ink and watercolor and takes inspiration from the masters of the Golden Age of Illustration. Her work can be found on Redbubble and at jessicagadra.com.
Architecture + Advocacy
The memoir of noted African American architect, Robert Traynham Coles, FAIA, advocate for minorities and women, was published on November 15, 2016. This hard-cover book may now be ordered for immediate delivery. List price: $39.95 + s/h
This richly-illustrated book is a success story of inspiration and hope that carried Buffalo-born Robert Traynham Coles, the African American son of a postal worker, through a 50-year career as an architect. When a high school teacher sought to discourage him, telling him there were no opportunities for Negroes in architecture, Coles became determined to prove him wrong. His native ability and perseverance propelled him through a master’s degree from M.I.T. to opening his own firm in 1963 and leading to senior positions in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the AIA College of Fellows.