Wendy Rose was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1962. Traveling and living many different places in the United States, she married at 17 and had her son Bryan Joseph Raber in 1980 when she just turned eighteen in Phoenix, Arizona. Instead of having a fun-loving early adulthood, her life was filled with adult responsibilities at a very early age. She assisted her parents with their various businesses from a very young age. She went to ASU in 1982 and moved to Los Angeles, California, when she was 24, remarried at 35 and now lives in West Hollywood, California, with her husband Adam Rose and their dog Zeis. Tragedies and hardships often turn into achievements, and struggles only make people stronger and more capable. Hope is a place that lives in the land of dreams. This collection of poetry was inspired by all the people I have met throughout this strange journey called life. Open your soul and let the rainbow fill your heart with joy. Travel beside me to the land where wishes live and feelings rule, for love lives in this place.
Love meets technology with a dash of quirk in this collection of highly original short stories An aspiring actress meets an Icelandic Yak farmer on a matchmaking Web site. An online forum for cancer support turns into a love triangle for an English professor, a Canadian fisherman, and an elementary school teacher living in Japan. A deer and a polar bear flirt via Skype. In The Hypothetical Girl a menagerie of characters graze and jockey, play and hook up in the online dating world with mixed and sometimes dark results. Flirting and communicating in chat rooms, through texts, e-mails, and IMs, they grope their way through a virtual maze of potential mates, falling in and out of what they think and hope may be true love. With levity and high style, Cohen takes her readers into a world where screen and keyboard meet the heart, with consequences that range from wonderful to weird. The Hypothetical Girl captures all the mystery, misery, and magic of the eternal search for human connection.
Having won his emancipation after fighting on the side of the colonies during the American Revolution, Salem Hawley is a free man. Only a handful of years after the end of British rule, Hawley finds himself drawn into a new war unlike anything he has ever seen. New York City is on the cusp of a new revolution as the science of medicine advances, but procuring bodies for study is still illegal. Bands of resurrectionists are stealing corpses from New York cemeteries, and women of the night are disappearing from the streets, only to meet grisly ends elsewhere. After a friend’s family is robbed from their graves, Hawley is compelled to fight back against the wave of exhumations plaguing the Black cemetery. Little does he know, the theft of bodies is key to far darker arts being performed by the resurrectionists. If successful, the work of these occultists could spell the end of the fledgling American Experiment… and the world itself. The Resurrectionists, the first book in the Salem Hawley series, is a novella of historical cosmic horror from the author of Broken Shells and Mass Hysteria.
Strength within un-caged depicts strength and the will to see optimism in even the darkest of places. Regardless of what life has to throw at one there is light at the other end. Thoughts shared so others may know they are not alone.