Homefires Press publishes books that liberate people from conventional thinking to live extraordinary lives! Our titles include:
Lily Anne of San Francisco
In 1904, Lily Anne O'Brien arrives in San Francisco, a city teeming with promise, not unlike the twelve-year-old herself. Captivated by the curiosities of North Beach, Chinatown, and the wicked Barbary Coast, she reciprocates by beguiling San Francisco society with her angelic singing voice and seductive beauty.
The Great Earthquake of 1906 destroys her home. To remain in San Francisco, she scandalously marries Kevin O'Riley, a twenty-seven-year-old gambler. At age 15, she gives birth to a daughter, Charlotte, who is destined to live in the shadow of her mother's beauty, talent, and limitless self-regard.
Based on actual people and events known to the 91-year-old author, Lily Anne's story is rich in historic detail and covers five decades of the love affair between the flamboyant woman and her vibrant city. She transforms from reckless teenager, to divorced single-parent, to successful entrepreneur, and ultimately becomes an eccentric relic of a by-gone era.
Carschooling: Over 350 Entertaining Games & Activities to Turn Travel Time into Learning Time
"Are we there yet?" You won't hear that question when you seize the opportunity to turn travel time into learning time with Carschooling! Whether running a 5-minute errand or taking a 500-mile road trip you can enhance your kids' education with fun and enticing activities, resources, and zany games designed to improve skills in math, science, grammar, and more! Enjoy:
- Windshield Entomology, Road-Cut Geology, and 18-Wheeler Chemistry
- Dashboard Decimal Drills and Rock 'n' Roll Multiplication Tables
- Drive-By History, and Glove Compartment Geography
- Billboard Poetry & Parts of Speech
- Rest Stop Olympics, Car Seat Calisthenics, and more!
See? There is an alternative to "Slug Bug" and "The Song That Never Ends." And with Carschooling, you don't have to plug your kids into electronic games or non-stop videos. Carschooling will help boost your family's knowledge of the world and show you how to spend meaningful time together in the car that produces life-long, heartfelt memories.
"Papa's Pearls: A Father's Gift of Love and Wisdom To His Children and Grandchildren" is an engaging and uplifting memoir that tells the story of how the author's father transformed his own life as a Depression Era street kid on a fast track to prison, to become the archetype of a successful self-made man who was also a loving father.
The nurturing customs, practical advice, and life success principles (learned through the school of hard knocks) that he imparted to his children and grandchildren are a prescription for how to live a happy, productive, and meaningful life.