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SPEAK OF ME IN WHISPERS
What do the youngest members of the Romanov family—supposedly
executed in 1918—have to do with Russian Imperial treasures
sold on the black market in neutral countries (supposedly) by the Nazis in 1943?
ONCE UPON A TIME OF WAR
Stories of the struggles of European women in World War 2—when the fairy tales gets twisted.
What if Cinderella was really an accidental arsonist of great use to the French Resistance?
Or an old woman from a bombed-out neighborhood in Belgium finds shelter in a shoe shop and takes in so many
orphans, she doesn't know what to do? And what happens when a red-headed woman in Poland flees into the woods
to escape the Nazis?
THE WILDE FLOWER SAGA: A CONTRARY WIND
War-torn Europe of 1795: A seabound American woman who is adept at herbal healing
is caught between countries and accusations in the turbulent world of international
spies, Barbary pirates and the French Revolution.
Testament of the Perfect, The Heretic's Garden (Coming Soon)
When their Cathar village is overrun by Crusaders, two women who teach the art and science of
herbal healing must lead their students—a band of little girls—into the
mountains and the refuge of the last stronghold of the Cathars.
WILD WEST WOMEN of SOME GUMPTION
by Marilyn M Schulz & Catherine Albina
Adventures in the American West, this is why the West was fun! Stories include: A mail-order
bride after the Civil War finds that her new husband fought for the
other side, the Pony Express from a slightly different perspective, and a female doctor who can
only find patients amongst the natives and the mountains of the Wild West.
Grace the Good Traveler (Coming Soon)
Coming Soon: Grace grew up in China with her curiosity unchecked by her
busy missionary parents. But when tragedy strikes the family, their father
questions his faith. Disheartened, he has brought them here to the Arizona
Territory for their salvation, and for his atonement . . . he hopes.
Jenny Waltz (Coming Soon)
American Southwest: When a dying old man gives Jenny a family Bible and a map, she has to promise to
find his daughter back East and deliver the only things he has left. Who wouldn't be tempted by a lost
MEMORIES, MYSTERIES & GHOSTS
An eccentric collection of mystery and suspense, mixed in with paranormal events.
Family Tradition: Why does everyone assume that little old ladies are always the prey?
Portrait: What do you do when a stalker follows you all the way from a past life?
The Vanishing Point: A woman is mysteriously drawn to the very spot where a familiar child
disappeared . . . decades before.
Red Talkers: The Colony/Lost Angel (Coming Soon)
Her sister went missing one night on an icy winter highway in Montana, but it
took Kimber months to work up the nerve to finally come to grips with what really happened.
If her sister was alone that night, why was she talking to someone? Of course, that's
not real proof—only a dream . . . over and over again.
Is it grief making Kimber crazy—or is her sister trying to tell her something?
Already Home: The Island of Ghost Noises (Coming Soon)
Dahl had a great career that took her all over the world. She didn't have much family
left, and was always sent on the long assignments because . . . well, she had nothing
better to do. But when her project in Alaska was extended, she wasn't prepared for the
long, cold winter nights, nor the love of her life, and finding that in the remotest of places
she was most at home. Dahl found her own history here that she didn't know was lost.
Saga of a Cornish Legacy: The Dowager's House (Coming Soon)
Leoni Trelawny—it sounded more like the name of a 1940s film siren than a
21st century failure. She lost her job and now with a looming eviction notice,
someone has started stalking her. That's no unheard of in NYC, and it fits right
in with how the rest of her life has been going. But things start looking up, but there's
always a catch . . .
LOVE LEAVES A MEMORY
Modern Day (mostly): Like a box of chocolates for the soul, indulge in this collection of optimistic and
heart-warming stories about finding love in the most unexpected places. Where it goes
next is up to your imagination, but in the troubles of the modern world, what's wrong
with happy endings? Stories include: What happens when the girl next door is a ghost?
A soldier serving overseas finds her bank account has been drained by the man she meant to marry.
A mishap with a carton of ladybugs leads to a strange confrontation with the cops.
What Came of Picking Flowers (Coming Soon)
by Catherine Albina & Francie Lucas
1920s: Within a week, Connie lost both her parents and then her home. The only thing left is to
make peace with her mother's estranged family and finish the last year of teaching college. She
then takes a position as a tutor to a wealthy family on Long Island. There are secrets in the
old house, but nothing compared to what is going on with the family. Connie is suspected of murder
by everyone but the policemen she grew up with . . . after all, her father was a cop.
Testament of the Penitent: The Magdala (Coming Soon)
by Catherine Albina & Marilyn M Schulz
Stories of women in the earliest days of Christianity, and a pre-quel to the
Testament of the Perfect: The Magdala, meaning a tower or place of strength.
Jesus called his only female disciple that, and that is what he meant.
Follow Mary Magdalene afterward, and the generations that came after her in Southern France.
THE BLUE HOUR
Seattle, mid-1990s & Soviet Russia, mid-1970s
The blue hour—that time in the night when some horrible dream has ripped through
your sleep like a jagged bolt of lightning. You try to remember, but just like that,
it's gone, and you're left with only that terrible feeling that you missed . . . something.
You want to get back to sleep, and while you fear the dream will return, you also dread that
it won't. Maybe some dreams are memories . . .
THE BRIDGE AURORA (The Bridge of Light)
Julia Coles came to Seattle to marry a man she met on the Internet, but instead of jumping
into wedded bliss, took a dive off the Aurora Bridge. The cops put it all down as a
lovesick suicide—cops aren't romantic at all. That's why Emi Rye came to Seattle to
solve a murder that didn't actually happen. "There is a bridge between life and death, and only
the most worthy may pass over here." - Keeper of Souls, Book of Purgatory
Testament of the Purified: Past Lives, Present Dangers
Mid-1970s, Carroll, Oregon: Detective Sergeant Susan Hannah is the first female police detective
in this small city near the Oregon coast. For some, that's only one of the disturbing changes
When a young woman staggers into the clinic near the college campus and dies in the arms of one of
the elderly nurses there, the new detective discovers a series of rapes and a police cover-up that
has gone on for decades.
A modern day sequel, inspired by Testamant of the Perfect: The Heretic's Garden by Marilyn M Schulz
Down Here in the Low (Coming Soon)
Kea, a paleographer and expert in the region, is called in to help rescue
an Iraqi official and others who have gone into a volatile region of southwestern Iraq—perhaps
there to illegally raid the tombs of ancient Sumerian nobles, who were buried with the same
sort of riches as the Egyptian pharaohs. There's another problem too:
A cloud of dust is covering several square kilometers, kicked
up where the copter went down and exploded. For some strange reason, it's now blocking out all
high-tech surveillance and communications—some say the shielding is part of the curse placed to
protect the tombs, but others claim it's just the remnants from the War of No Repent.
1940s, The Victory Garden (Coming Soon)
Children go to their grandmother's house on the edge of town to grow a victory garden,
but when bunnies start eating the peas, they need special assistance—garden gnomes.
The kids are convinced the gnomes come alive at night (they do), but a local cat discovers
this too, and the gnomes have a war of their own. Meanwhile, a wounded soldier next door has
come home to recover, but he can fight no more . . . at least not in the same way that he
1950s, The Keeper's Apprentice (Coming Soon)
Thommie Ghentt has been laid up for months with braces on both legs. It's made her
parents get into arguments about what to do next, and Thommie worries about that a lot.
Thommie's older sister, Merry, is a folklorist like their father—a Keeper of the
Lore. Now Merry has asked Thommie to help write a Field Guide of all the magical creatures
and their world, while their brother is off fighting the war in Korea.
1960s, Lebensborn (Coming Soon)
In the turbulent times in America in the 1960s—Vietnam, the war protests, civil rights marches,
women's rights expanding like never before—it was also the height of the Cold War. Behind the
Iron Curtain, rights were being brutally curtailed in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Bloc.
A young American journalist is covering the suppression on her first foreign assignment, but finds
that while her father did die in the Second World War, she had no idea who he really was.
1970s, Moon Rocks: Coming Soon
When a truck with a shipment from NASA has an accident, they don't even notice when
a box of rocks tumbles into a ditch. Some kids find them, play make-believe for the whole
afternoon, not realizing that the rocks are from the moon. But then strange sorts of things
start happening . . .
Luka & the Valdi (Coming Soon)
When the mortal servants of Valhalla die, their souls take the form of mysterious
creatures of wonder—many of those become immortal too. They are
called the Valdi, and throughout history, some of these creatures have been revered
out of respect and wonder—unicorns, griffins, winged horses.
But out of great jealousy still, others have been feared—the Draca are such,
the dragons. But what if you befriend one . . .
Landfall, The Voyage to Fire & Ice (Coming Soon)
The Viking voyage to the great northern island the Romans called Ultima Thule,
where some of the land is glacial, and some is fire and steam. Some view the voyage
as banishment, but others volunteered to go.
Val-Kyries: Last Ride, Shield Maiden (Coming Soon)
Adventures of a shield maiden and her service to the gods.
The Skald (The Storyteller (Coming Soon)
Sometimes the stories are not stories at all, but are based on something real . . .
Disavowed: Partisans (Coming Soon)
When a pilot on a test flight is unexpectedly downed over hostile territory, local
partisans save his life, but set him up for charges of collaborating with terrorists.
Disavowed: Paladin, The Last of Me (Coming Soon)
Her memory wiped, an intel agent is on the run . . . but from who . . . and what? Bits and pieces
are coming back, but so far, the only thing she remembers is that someone helped her escape from
the high-tech and ultra-secure facilities in Huntsville, Alabama, and told her to hit Mississippi running.
Lost in the Midnight Sun (Coming Soon)
A DEA agent is kidnapped by drug smugglers who fly the northern routes between Alaska and Siberia,
but she's dumped out over the Great White, assuming it will kill her. It might . . .
The Last Bastion (Coming Soon)
A great plague unleashed when the ice caps melted has left much of the world's population
acting like those zombie movies. The wealthy have walled off the cities and now use sky scrapers
as their own private fortresses, employing private security that scrounges on the ground of what used
to be civilization. The last bastions are the remote islands . . . and the ships
used to reach them. And what is the difference between a shark and a zombie anyway?
These are works of fiction, many inspired by historical events:
The authors makes no claim of accuracy or reality: These books are fiction.
All works copyrighted by Marilyn M Schulz
Book Cover & Web Page design by Bert Schulz