Upcoming Works to be Published by Bent Briar
The Candy Store
by Michele Poague
Publishing August 2015
Is destiny determined by the future or the past?
Ronald Reagan is president and Denver is reeling from the 1970s Oil Boom when sixteen-year-old Jett finds work making confections for Watson's Candies. Hiding from Social Services and a diligent detective, the young woman is pleasantly surprised to learn her new job includes room and board.
The elderly couple running the store offers her the home she'd never known but when tragedy strikes, the hard-as-nails orphan wakes up in the psychiatric ward in a strangely altered world. Watson’s candy store appears to be the only thing that hasn't changed and Jett is sure it holds the key to finding her way home.
As in the life she left behind, she is pursued by the authorities. Having been shuffled from one foster home to another, Jett is no stranger to uncomfortable situations but in this new world she must be careful of her every move or risk being locked away forever.
A Gardener's Guide to Politics
by Eva Kosinski
A Gardener's Guide to Politics is a look at our current political climate from the unusual perspective of gardening. The gardener (or the government) makes decisions and takes action based on the environment he must grow in, the conditions inherited from nature, changing micro-climate, predators and parasites that threaten success, and the needs of the crops and flowers he wants to cultivate. There are far more parallels than you might expect. For those who feel politics is unrelated to their daily lives and the natural order, this book is a thoughtful look at just how little our behaviors differ from those in the natural world around us, in life, in gardening, and in politics.