Song of Myself

A Gay Man's Odyssey of Self Discovery

Song of Myself is the story of Daniel Dell Blake, a gay man navigating his way through a tumultuous twentieth-century America. His rites of passage, including embracing his identity, garnering self-respect, and living with irrepressible creativity, will resonate for readers confronting today's culture wars. Daniel’s struggles against societal norms, infused with wit, celebrate human resilience while offering historical insight, punctuated throughout by quotes from Walt Whitman, whose life and writings serve as a touchstone—to the narrator and to the reader—a testament to how truth and pride, and even humble efforts in the midst of monumental events become (in Whitman’s words) “the journey-work of the stars.”

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Arnie Kantrowitz (1940 - 2022) leaves behind a legacy as a true pioneer, champion and sage of the gay rights movement. He is the author of the gay classic, Under The Rainbow, Growing Up Gay, of a monograph, Walt Whitman, and was a notable writer and figure in gay and mainstream media. He became vice president of Gay Activists Alliance in 1970 and was a founding member of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) in 1985. He introduced one of the earliest gay studies courses and in 1999 became chair of the English department at the College of Staten Island CUNY, where he was a longstanding and beloved professor of English. He is survived by his life partner, Dr. Larry Mass. Like Whitman, Arnie's dedication to creating a more inclusive society continues to inspire readers of all ages and backgrounds.

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ISBN: 978-1629672700
Library of Congress Control Number: 2024905910
Fictional Memoir | LGBTQ Fiction Gay Studies
Paperback 6x9 (446 pgs)
Launching Sept-2024 Published by Sentinel Voices

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Pushing Back the Desert: Operation Ajax


The first installment of the 'New Sentinels' trilogy. Set in the late 1950s (Eisenhower Era), the New Sentinels uncover a covert plot (Operation Ajax) to overthrow Iran's Parliamentary Government, reinstate the exiled Shah, and seize control of Iran's oil industry.

As British and American interests plot to control Iran's oil fields in 1953, a group of humanitarian visionaries and allies embark on a high-stakes underground operation. Their mission: protect a utopian community of farmers and thwart the world powers' greedy ambitions.

The narrative delves into profound questions about duty to the greater good. Born into power, resources, and the ability to fight evil, is it one's responsibility? The series explores the complexities—cost to family, living in perpetual fear, and the likelihood of losing one's life. This thematic question weaves through the series as heroes grapple with duty, solidify their resolve, and confront uncertainty, finding answers in the end.

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Time Travel for Fun and Prophet

A science fiction/humor novel with a dose of romance and intrigue

By Terry Willey and Carol Baker

The Abundant Life: Practical Theology for Abundant Living

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"If you know the future, it's easy to be a prophet."

A plumber from Pacoima (Los Angeles). A flapper trapped in Elizabethan England. They're about to meet and embark on a roller coaster journey through history. This humorous sci-fi tale follows Dan and Freddie from frozen wastelands to outer space and back to earth as they ride the surf of time, share sandwiches, fall in love, and try to avoid saving the universe.

Time Travel for Fun and Prophet is a blend of sci-fi and offbeat absurdity that should appeal widely to fans of Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and Doctor Who.

The ideal reader is between the ages of 20 and 70, who enjoys science fiction and humor. They are someone who likes movies such as Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Galaxy Quest. Laugh as you follow the protagonist as he unravels the mystery of his sudden time travel dilemma and finds a soul mate along the way.

They enjoy TV shows like Resident Alien and The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. Their book preferences run toward novels such as Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, the Lemony Snicket series, and Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series.

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Terry Willey and Carol Baker's micro-mini-movie Mintos: Code Blue! (1997) world premiered at the Johns Hopkins Film Festival (April 1998), screened at the Brainwash Fourth Annual Movie Festival (July 1998), and toured with Brainwash Movies.

They have worked with various theaters in Bakersfield as writers, actors, stage crew, and directors. They co-wrote and co-directed several one-act plays. Terry spent five years making people laugh performing improv with ComedySportz.

Their original full-length comedy/drama screenplay The Boys was a semi-finalist in the 9th Annual Writer’s Network Screenplay & Fiction Competition. Terry co-starred in the play version produced at Phoenix Theatre in Bakersfield in June 2001.

Terry and Carol co-wrote both the stage and film versions of “Bubba and Sissy Git Hitched?” acting as producers, assistant directors, and catering on the film.


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Clear the Space... Feel the Rush

Declutter and Organize Body, Mind, and Stuff So the Real You Shines Through

Clear the Space... Feel the Rush


by Connie Lockhart Ellefson

The Hidden Cost of Clutter in Our Lives

Whether physical, emotional, or possessional, clutter takes up space in our psyches and calendars we can reapply to living a more creative, energetic, and fulfilling life.

While the idea of decluttering and downsizing appeals to many of us, it remains an elusive goal. Marie Kondo is credited with creating a movement around the ‘Life-Changing Magic’ of decluttering.

Clear the Space, Feel the Rush expands far beyond Kondo’s work. Author Connie Lockhart Ellefson shows how decluttering can be accomplished not only with our belongings (our “stuff”), but with our thoughts and emotions, and our bodies, as well.

Connie shares how her ‘decluttering’ journey ultimately led to a life of enthusiasm, enjoyment, and lightness. She discovered you can approach decluttering from any of several directions, not just your possessions. Progress in one area positively impacts the others, and the resulting rush of energy not only allows the real you to emerge, but has exhilarating effects on your mental and physical health.

This book is about a paradigm shift and reveals how we can solve so many of our problems by letting go of what weighs heavily on us.

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