Monday creek publishing

Memoir

Ohio USA

CONTACT US

From the Back of the Bus to the Front of the Classroom: 

My Thirty-Year Journey as a Black and Blind Professor

by jw Smith

After 30 years as a professor in the field of Communication Studies, Dr. Smith reminisces about some of his experiences and how his race and differently abled intersectionality have influenced documented encounters. As a black and totally blind individual, he muses about how this distinction has both colored and shed light on what might have been innocuous or unremarkable encounters otherwise. This narrative charts his journey from leaving for graduate school to his present position as a tenured professor at a Midwest institution of higher learning. The memoir is riveting because of its vulnerability, candid honesty, and fresh transparency, as well as its conversational tone and quality. It is simultaneously an easy read but one that can also cause reflection and soul-searching without much warning. While the challenges of race and differently-abled issues are documented (and sometimes painfully so), Dr. Smith ultimately concludes that for the most part, these unique foci resulted in more positive outcomes than negative ones. It seems that only in America, is this story possible and the ultimate success of this memoir is clearly due to a strong faith in God, consistent and contagious family support, and hard work and perseverance.


Available from amazon.com  Barnes & Noble

 

http://mondaycreekpublishing.com

The Waygook Book

A Foreigner's Guide to South Korea

by Matthew Caracciolo

Sometimes home is best understood from the other side of the world. It’s Chicago in 2012, and Matthew has three jobs, two degrees, and one relentless itch to return home to Ohio. Rather than drive 317 miles east to Columbus, he and his wife travel 6600 miles west to teach English in South Korea. Follow Matthew as he navigates living, working and traveling in the Land of the Morning Calm. Whether he’s plucking gray hairs for a co-teacher, visiting a toilet museum, or starring in a Johannes Gutenberg documentary, Matthew approaches each new adventure along his journey home with wit, heart, and a good dose of cluelessness.


Available from    amazon.com       Barnes & Noble


www.matthewcaracciolo.com


Worth Going Back: A Memoir of Alaska

by John Williams

The sun glistening off snow-capped mountain peaks, the tall spruce of the north swaying in a gentle breeze, salmon making their final swim, this is what welcomed John and his wife Teddi on a road trip to the uppermost points of North American. A son Pete supplied an item that motivated a documentation of such a journey; a simple blank journal.


John realized that dates and places were not what brought him here, but a lifetime of history and preparation. The journey goes backward in time as well as being in the present. On this road trip, he could take his children, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, and visitors on a venture back as each day presented new and amazing sites that only he and his wife could see. His present will become history, but his history created the present. The stories are real. The people are real. A cast of characters details the relationship.


Along the road, John understands that there is always something beyond that can't be seen. Life's ventures either harden or temper us. The latter gives one purpose and even an appreciation for where we are. John chose the latter.


Available from amazon.com  Barnes & Noble

 

http://mondaycreekpublishing.com
The Forgotten Rose

The Forgotten Rose: A Memoir       

by Mary Whalen

A heartfelt tale of planting, growing and blooming. Sincere and inspiring, follow along as the author tells the life of a rose, beginning in the Garden of Eden, reseeding throughout history, finally to modern times where the rose continues to represent love and beauty. The Forgotten Rose will become one of your favorite short stories.


Available from...


Barnes & Noble                       

HAYDENVILLE​                            Coming soon!

The Company Owned Ohio Town that Outlived the Company

A Memoir by Larry A. Horn Sr.


Mother Nature shares her picturesque beauty with the little community of Haydenville; the architectural design of the homes and church are magnificent. Take a journey along the banks of the Hocking River, through rural Southeastern Ohio with historian Larry A. Horn, Sr., as he documents the innovative people and intriguing character of Haydenville. A one of a kind town that deserves the honor of being listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and holds the distinguished honor of being known as the last company town in Ohio. 


Haydenville, Ohio