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DSOT-COVER-FINAL Distant Sounds of Thunder.  Seventeen year old Jessenia Olivier lives a comfortable life on her family’s herb farm on the island continent of South Aber.  Her increasingly bizarre dreams become real when the farm is attacked by giant mythical monsters led by a green skinned brutish figure on horseback whose very presence seems to distort both time and space.  To her utter astonishment she shoots fireballs from her fingertips to kill or chase off the invaders.  A visiting craftsman, Tahlequah San’to Marcus tells her family that she is an Aesmae Celina, a woman of fairy tales with magical powers.This is the story of her attempt to unite the scattered Aesmae Celina, most of whom are ignorant of their Power, into a fighting and defensive force capable of saving her planet, Rhivanna. Ten immortal and evil Demigods fighting under The-One-The-Only, a power hungry, foreign God, seek to wrest control of Rhivanna from The First, its rightful and beleaguered deity.  Jessenia and her friends Mollybrett, Arlavonne, Augustana, Lisabeth, and Carolyn begin a remarkable journey, which very well may be their last.

Distant Sounds of Thunder – $10



This book begins the series of adventures of Terrence the Tabby Cat as he encounters the Terrible Jack Russells. This book is suitable for children or adults. The book can be read aloud. Audio CD’s are to be found inside the back cover.Terrence the Tabby Cat lives with his family on a three acre spread in Oxford, Mississippi. He pretty well manages things around the place, including his human owners and their three daughters, Maria, Alex, and Amanda, with some help from two cat friends, Kitkat and Tigerton, and Little Lacy Lou, the Saint Bernard. Abruptly, his life style is threatened and his stress level increased by the intrusion of two, active Jack Russell puppies, Lilly and Jessie. Also, his cowboy wannabe owners, Dusty and Jalene, may decide to move the family to Wyoming to become ranchers. Can he solve these problems and still maintain his schedule of daily naps?

Terrence the Tabby Cat $10


The Magical Dozenis a unique combination of hard-headed common sense, practical skills, and new age techniques that allow you to approach achieving goals and realizing dreams with an unstoppable variety of interesting techniques that work, make sense, and are supported with readily available sources of additional information and knowledgeable advice. Manifesting the life you want and solving problems that slow or prevent progress toward your goals can become an interesting and exciting process of lifelong learning and ongoing achievement and success. The focus of this book is on today, not delay, and on action, rather than talk. This should be the self-help book that you actually read and put into practice in your life. Take charge of your destiny.

The Magical Dozen – $10


Romantic Christmas Stories of the Old WestNot many authors of Westerns have turned their attention to Christmas. This book, in the tradition of Charles Dickens, is a collection of twenty-one Christmas stories set in the American west of the 1800’s. The stories abound with optimism, good news, and romance and are pitched for adults but also of interest to children. The characters include cowboys, outlaws, Indians, gamblers, miners, dance hall girls, bartenders, school children, stage coach drivers, and the usual cross section of interesting characters who peopled the American west in the 1800’s.This book would make a wonderful stocking stuffer for anyone interested in animals, the Old West, or romantic fiction.

Romantic Christmas Stories of the Old West – $10


After the death of his fiancée, Cyrus Rombach, a school teacher, leaves Boston and joins a wagon train forming in Independence, Missouri. The year is 1845, and the overland migrations along the Oregon Trail are beginning in earnest. In addition to farmers and would-be merchants, the emigrant party includes a gambler running from the law, a mountain man bent on settling down, a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, a doctor, and several troublemakers. Along the way, their hopes and dreams, as well as their weaknesses and fears, play out in the Great Plains and mountains of the American West. Romances blossom and unravel; secrets, weaknesses, and unknown strengths are revealed. The members of the train come face to face with the harsh realities of the trail: perilous weather, boredom, cholera, and internal dissention. Both courage and cowardliness prevail. The day-to-day events of living on the trail provide a fascinating backdrop for the drama of the settling of Oregon. The book is based on actual incidents, reported in emigrant diaries, which took place on the Oregon Trail.

Stepping Off The End Of The World – $10


Arriving in Oregon, in October of 1845, Cyrus Rombach has married Katheryn Millerson. Together they face the anticipation and hard work of starting a doner claim in the Willamette Valley and making it through the first winder despite a shortage of supplies and no money. Many of their friends and acquaintances from the wagon train also settle in Bear Valley, where romance, brutality, and hope for the future fill their daily lives. The book is historically accurate, based on accounts provided by diaries of the early settlers.

Landing With Both Feet On The Ground – $10.00


When visiting pioneer graveyards, Andrew Miller, living in current day Eugene, Oregon, discovers that the fictional characters he created for his two novels of early Oregon, actually existed. His confusion and disquietude are compounded when Helen Legard, a character from the books, makes contact with him through an improbable portal through time. The two of them begin to investigate what appears to be a mystery that is impossible to solve. His adventures in time travel are interwoven with his continuing search for the perfect girl friend and with a lucky scientific discovery that catapults him into the forefront of the fight to cure cancer.

Crazy Quilt Warp In The Fabric Of Time – $10


botany Introduction to Botany’s comprehensive coverage captures readers’ attention by showing them why plants are a fascinating and essential part of their everyday lives. The clear, concise text focuses on four major themes: plants and people, conservation biology, evolution, and biotechnology and gives readers practical and relevant information about the world of botany. Thematic boxes throughout each chapter further highlight the relationship between plants and readers’ lives. Nabors’ clear and engaging writing style keeps students interested in the science without ever becoming encyclopedic. Plants & people, conservation biology, evolution, and biotechnology. For college instructors, students, and anyone interested in plant biology or botany.

Introduction to Botany – $20.00


Twelve O’Clock MMS Cover Twelve O’Clock High
Feeling Great and Making It Happen 24 Hours a Day!
This Book is Currently Under Construction!!What you seek is seeking you.
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
–Ralph Waldo EmersonCopyright© by Murray W. Nabors, 2014For Adriana, Cyrus, Darius, Mariaelena, Alexanaka, Amandamikkel, and MaverickIntroduction
Twelve O’Clock High is the sequel, in a sense of The Magical Dozen, my first self-help book. But you can read them in any order. In this book I continue to talk about personal growth and about achieving your desires and dreams. Also, I confront some of life’s bigger questions including why we are here, what happens when we die, and that sort of thing. You’ll see that I rely a lot on what I know and on my own experience. And I think that I have some pretty phenomenal ideas. Still, my own experience is fine as far as it goes, but, of course you are not me. You are your own person and a different person, and we are different in significant ways. So feel free to pick and choose, modify, confront, and add to what I have written so that it works for you! And let me know what you did at MurrayNabors.com. I offer you a companionship, and together, we will work it out.
Self-help authors take it on the chin when things don’t work out perfectly for them. Wayne Dyer’s cancer and separation from his wife of many years and Jerry Hicks’ (of Esther and Jerry Hicks and Abraham) death have been cited by many as indications that their advice is not to be trusted. After all, if they can’t perfect their own lives why should I count on them to help me? Indeed.
Well just because Julia Child’s soufflé exploded in my oven, with disastrous consequences, should I throw out her cook book? Probably not! It was probably my fault and not hers. It’s true enough that people who believe in the Law of Attraction do not believe that “Shit just happens.” I’d still rather trust in Wayne or Ester to help me out of a serious personal predicament and Julia to get me out of a cooking conundrum than myself. As a matter of fact, I bet that Wayne ends up doing a pretty good job of figuring out what happened and in solving his problems as does Esther in getting on with her life and teaching.
At the end of each Chapter I have a “To Do List.” Try it out, and feel free to add to it as well.
Happy reading!

Tabby-Cat The Adventures of Terrence the Tabby cat.  Terrence the Tabby Cat has moved from Mississippi to Wyoming, where his people now own a cattle ranch. Surviving coyotes, mountains lions,blizzards, the wind and the prairie demand all of his skills and more. The three girls of the family are joined by Maverick, a new baby. Terrence and his friends Kitkat and Little Lacy Lou, the St. Bernard are kept busy keeping the humans in line and on course. Then, of course, there are still the terrible Jack Russells to deal with.
Murray Nabors is a graduate of Yale and Michigan State, and is the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Missouri Western State University. he live son a small family farm near St. Joseph, Missouri, home of the Pony Express and a jumping off place for the Oregon Trail. His books include a college Botany Text, three Oregon Trail novels, a major fantasy novel, a self-help book, and a children’s book about a cat (MurrayNabors.com).

Terrence the Tabby cat – $10


Tabby-Cat Christmas in the Old West – Stories of Romance and Adventure.  Christmas in the old west, the 1800’s. People were often alone, separated from those they loved, from human companionship. In cow towns and mining camps, saloons and whore houses offered Christmas celebrations. Christmas trees were popular as were some Christmas carols we know. In isolated line camps or on the frozen prairie, cows or coyotes offered the only solace from other living things.

Some of these stories tie Christmas in the Old West to holidays in more civilized places – the eastern United States and England. A few stories link Christmas in the 1800’s to celebrations in other times.

Christmas in the old west – $10