Among the five books Yawn’s is publishing this month is one for those looking to invest in equity options, a book set in the Appalachian region, a novel that transports readers to a northern city and a book about World War II.
The book store and publishing business is at 198 North St. in downtown Canton and the books can be purchased there or ordered online.
Yawn’s has published more than 100 books by at least 50 authors since its inception a few years ago, owner Farris Yawn said.
The local publishing house is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association, the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, the Southeast Independent Booksellers and the American Booksellers Association.
‘Fundamentals of Equity Options’ by Mike Tamworth
For those who own a stock portfolio, large or small, and are unfamiliar with options investing, this is the book for you.
The book is a comprehensive introduction to explain the fundamentals, the terminology and how to buy and sell equity options. It shows how to obtain higher rewards with less risk and continues with 15 worked examples of basic calls and puts, spreads, straddles, strangles and collars.
It explains how each strategy enables you to generate profits in rising, falling or sideways markets. A major feature is the use of high quality diagrams and graphs for easier understanding.
Author Mike Tamworth was raised and educated in England. After gaining a bachelor’s degree in engineering), he pursued a career in telecommunications with Cable and Wireless PLC and Siemens AG.
In 2002 he retired and spent 10 years investing in options, mostly from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Atlanta. He now lives with his wife, Renate, in her home town of Berlin, Germany.
‘Street Of Secrets’ by M.C. Quince
“Street of Secrets” is the story of a special place in a northern city during a time when political correctness was unheard of, and severe prejudices were held about anyone different from one’s own race, nationality, and religion.
The story centers on children coming of age when the country was at the brink of war. It’s about rebellion, secrets and forbidden love as they try to free themselves from their parents’ strict control. The attack on Pearl Harbor brings both sacrifice and redemption.
Author M.C. Quince was born in Chicago, Ill., and spent her childhood there during World War II. She raised her family in Elk Grove Village, Ill., and attended creative writing classes at Harper College in Palatine, Ill.
She moved to Raleigh, N. C. in 1987, and became a member of the North Carolina writer’s network. She began writing Street of Secrets in 1992, and set it aside.
In 2009, she retired to Woodstock and began to write again. This is her first novel.
‘Journey… Beyond Shallow Waters’ by Teresa L. Colbert
Ry’ah had heard it said, without a vision the people perish. Growing up in the Appalachian Mountains, parented by an alcoholic mother, she had witnessed dashed hopes firsthand. She had seen far too many dreams lay like smoldering embers, snuffed out by the brutal winds of adversity.
Ry’ah was determined that her dreams would not die here in these mountains. Something is drawing her to places she’s never been. Readers are invited in to take the journey with her.
Author Teresa L. Colbert grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina. After graduating college, she returned to her hometown where writing began as a favorite pastime which evolved into writing plays, poetry and devotionals within the church community.
She resides in the metro Atlanta area and is in the process of writing her next book entitled “Two Nickels.”
‘Making It in America’ by Walt Filkowski
Walter John Victor Filkowski was born in Yonkers, N. Y., in 1939 and grew up in nearby Hastings-on-Hudson. He spent three years in the United States Navy and several years in various colleges in California playing football, and eventually graduated from San Francisco State University.
He completed a one year post-graduate program in Physical Therapy at University of California San Francisco while frequenting the nearby Haight-Ashbury District in the late 1960s.
He had a career in the health care industry and retired at age 55. He and his wife operated a bed and breakfast and later an inn. They retired from inn keeping in 2004 and moved to Big Canoe.
‘Excitement!! In War and Peace’ by Weatherby Harris Dalton, Jr.
Excitement has been a major ingredient in this author’s life, he said, from being a radar man on an aircraft carrier with the famous Black Sheep Squadron to editing six newspapers and one oil and gas magazine that was distributed around the world.
His insights into excitement offer the reader a humorous and amazing potpourri of fascinating reading.
Author Weatherby Harris Dalton, Jr., a native Georgian and graduate of the University of Georgia, served in the Korean War before becoming an award-winning journalist. He and wife Tina have one son, Clay.