The Mustard Seed is about revolution, both the street variety and the psychological transformation needed to overcome a life-shattering tragedy. It follows the adventures of a bitter sportswriter who visits Sri Lanka to cover a soccer tournament but finds himself drawn instead to a dangerous rebellion.
Available (like all these books) on order from your local independent bookstore, book chain behemoth or online juggernaut such as Amazon (my Amazon author page is here). Download a sample (or just buy the whole thing for the low-low price of $1.99) from Smashwords.com here.
Urban Agriculture: Ideas and Designs for the New Food Revolution offers anyone from a beginner to a green-thumb tips and inspiration to grow more food where it counts – at home. Starting with simple windowsill set-ups for herbs and sprouts, it progresses with each chapter to bigger and better home-grown farms.
Vandana Shiva called it “a road map to food security, to our reconnecting to the soil and the earth, even in cities, and to reclaiming our humanity as cultivators of community while we cultivate food.”
The Miracle Tree is a comedy about a tree that might make wishes come true. Unless it’s really about life and love and race and lies and media and politics and miracles and what more do you want for $18? Or get the ebook version for less than a latte. More info on how to buy from the blog post Book ‘Em.
The story concerns a rookie reporter who gets sent to a small town that isn’t as bucolic as it appears. When his first article sparks a media circus he has to decide whether to come clean by setting the facts straight…or learn quickly how to lead a parade.
For more on the book, and my attempts to plug it, try this.
For more on the work behind the book, check out this short doc that won the 5 Minutes to Change Your World contest for director David Henderson-Hean.