1. Emma Snow: At the Edge of the World presents Bostonian Emma Snow and her younger brother abandoned in Gold Rush San Francisco to fend for themselves. "Charming, frightening, funny, brave...."
2. An Almost Private Eye: Mystery of The Starfighter offers a "dramatic sort of term paper" by criminal justice student Joseph O. Kuhl (as told to author Joaquin Peralta), wherein would-be secret agent Joe reveals how he almost captured and exposed the famous Starfighter of Balona. "Hilarious," says School Library Journal
3. Nobody's Fault is historical fiction about a modern-day student-journalist who encounters personal and editorial problems while interviewing a survivor of the horrific San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906. Enthusiastically reviewed in School Library Journal and Flamingnet Reviews; trashed in VOYA. Why trashed? You get to make your own decision! You Can Order It NOW
4. Serving Humanity Awarded "Best New YA Fiction" by NORCALPA presents a suave, mysterious Englishman accidentally landing in Balona. Is he safe? Is Balona? "gruesome but funny"
5. A Perched-in Soul is a story of a wounded Marine Corps veteran who's having troubles "adjusting to life." Likely to grab grown-ups, people with some tough life experiences, and more mature young adults. "startling, sad, touching, and funny"
6. Community Spirits has Joseph Kuhl confronting a variety of spirits who may be attempting to take over Balona! "more funny stupidity from Balona" Reviewed in Flamingnet Reviews
7. John-Browne's Body & Sole is the journal of a talented and sensitive 13-year old boy with a major problem to confront. "...funny, real, touching...." Reviewed in Booklist.
8. Woman Times One presents a lonely young student journalist searching for career direction and maybe love, too. She has problems with a pair of teens who believe they can live comfortably forever on other people's money. "...touching, funny, thoughtful..." Newest BalonaBook
9. Something for Nothing is narrated by a college freshman who is a bit confused by the possibility that the new "university" in town is offering diplomas for free. Well, not exactly free, as he discovers with the help of a remarkable mouse. "great, funny" "will catch you by surprise!"10. A Little Honesty is told by high school almost-senior Zack who wants a motorcycle and a hot romance (preferably in that order), but is trapped in summer school. "great story, side-splitting funny" Reviewed in Midwest Book Reviews>
11. Verga's Blessing is "vampire fiction" about a mysterious publisher who shows up in Balona, promising fame and fortune. Patella Sackworth falls for the pitch along with many others. Will she survive and prosper, or will she come down with "The Pales"? Reviewed in School Library Journal
12. The Far Side of the Moon is historical fiction about a very brave young refugee woman in California of the 1870s. "touching, sad, funny, inspiring" Reviewed in VOYA13. Buds demonstrates how two perhaps "spiky" young women find unanticipated friends. "funny, touching, real"
14. Just Say YES: Memoirs of a Geezer recalls the experiences of prodigious musician-media executive John Graves with a variety of celebrities over the last half-century. "Funny, insightful, memorable," says jazz great Dave Brubeck.15. BANDITS! A Dangerous Adventure on Gold Rush Trails presents a 13-year-old kidnapped by infamous road agents and forced to accompany them on their bloody rampage. Pre-publication readers say "exciting, scary, thrilling."
16. Catalog of the Musical Compositions of Stanworth Russell Beckler offers an annotated index to (and information about) a lifetime of compositions by a contemporary American composer.(Not an audio offering)"astonishing output!"