Chesapeake, VA Authors Publish Religious Non Fiction

Feral Cats Changed Our Lives, a new book by Janet E. Swinehart and David A. Swinehart, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

While writing this book, Janet E. Swinehart looked to God and knows He has given these wonderful creatures, these feral, rescued cats, Summer, Snippy, and Katie, to her and her husband David to love. Janet and David’s story tells about the patience, love, and disappointments that these friends have brought to their lives.

Feral cats are not ordinary cats, and they have a strange nature. On many occasions, Janet found herself praying for herself and her husband, because at times her patience was thin. Summer, Snippy, and Katie are true feral cats, and though Janet was told in books never to try to train them (because it’s almost an impossible mission), she was determined they were going to become cute, cuddly, and friendly babies-but you will soon see that became a significant challenge!

There were some very funny, as well as very scary times, and parts of the story may make you want to cry like she did. Though certain things could have been done differently, experience over time helped Janet and Dave to be more successful in their endeavors.

Walk with them on this journey of raising feral cats, and learn from these episodes. The Swineharts believe that God gave them pets to keep them company and give them a release from the seriousness of day-to-day life. Hopefully, reading this book will inspire you to find a companion of your own to enrich life by caring for a future friend who needs a helping hand.

So, put your kitty boots on, and be on your way!

About the Authors
Janet E. Swinehart and David A. Swinehart were married when she was 15 years old and he was 17, and the duo has now been together for over 48 years. They have faced many trials over the years (Janet was diagnosed with Hodgkins’ Disease when she was 26 years old and given six months to a year to live, yet she just celebrated her sixty-fourth birthday), but their love is strong and enduring. They never stop thanking God for His miracle healing.

Janet has owned Guardian Travel Inc. for 25 years. She loves the travel industry and loves traveling to worldwide destinations as a continual education to be able to pass her knowledge and experiences on to her clients.

Adopting feral cats was the last thing she and David ever expected to be doing at this stage of their lives! It just so happens that Janet fell in love with three beautiful, lost kittens and knew there had to be a way to save them. So, they took the feral challenge and never looked back. That decision has turned out to be a true blessing in their lives in countless ways.

Feral Cats Changed Our Lives is a 102-page paperback with a retail price of $24.00 (eBook $19.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6376-4123-1. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at https://dorrancepressroom.com/ or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at https://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/feral-cats-changed-our-lives/

Chesapeake, VA Author Publishes Inspirational, Powerful Book

My Journey: A Pathway to Recovery, a new book by Oliver W. Joyner, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

My Journey: A Pathway to Recovery invites the reader to journey with the author into a path of honesty, self-examination, and reflection. The purpose is to enable the reader to mirror themselves through the writer’s personal experiences and realizing that there is a path out of the darkness of abuse, neglect, and addiction that leads to God’s marvelous light of life and love.

Transparency is what makes the story interesting. Throughout the land, men, women, boys, girls, young, old, rich, poor, white, and black are silently suffering from the pains, hurts, and disappointments that they constantly have. For so many, the thought of this only happening to them, continues to keep them confined to a spiritual, mental, and physical imprisonment. It is the author’s hope that his story in its transparency grants the reader permission to unlock the secret doors of their suffering.

About the Author
Oliver W. Joyner is an ordained Baptist minister and has been sober for thirty-two years. He is a former mental health worker at First Hospital Corporation in Virginia Beach, Virginia, a former after-care (drug/alcohol) facilitator at New Beginning, Serenity Lodge in Chesapeake, Virginia, a former Sunday School Teacher and Youth Minister, and an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous. Joyner has been married for fifteen years. He has three sons and two step-daughters, one grandchild, and four step-grandchildren.

My Journey: A Pathway to Recovery is a 124-page paperback with a retail price of $13.00 and eBook ($8.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6480-4083-2. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at http://dorrancepressroom.com or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at https://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/my-journey-a-pathway-to-recovery/

Chesapeake, VA Author Publishes a Music History Memoir

Give the Drummer Some: Drum Line Origins in School-Daze Confunktory, a new book by Milton Lawrence Cox II, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

A historical account of marching bands in the 1970s, Give the Drummer Some: Drumline Origins in School-Daze Confunktory documents the life experiences of drummer Milton Lawrence Cox II and his bandmates as they transformed Virginia State University’s “Marching 110” into legend by combining African heritage with contemporary music of the time.

About the Author
Milton Lawrence Cox II graduated “Thank-You-Laude” with a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Business at Virginia State University in Petersburg, VA. At VSU, he was impressed upon and taught that playing music in a college level marching band is performing on the professional level.

During his junior year at Big State (VSU) he also sought out and volunteered for a one semester cooperative education internship as a computer programmer trainee at Aetna Life and Casualty Insurance Company in Hartford, CT, which upon successful completion was extended for a second semester.

Keeping his love for percussion playing current, he has performed in and around eastern Virginia as a drummer-percussionist with the Virginia State University Alumni Theatre Ensemble’s production of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.

He is also prone to offer occasional sit-in rudimental combination strokes on his church’s drum set as his choir’s accompaniment.

The former U. S. Navy Lieutenant is a behavioral health provider and resides in Hampton Roads, VA.

Give the Drummer Some: Drum Line Origins in School-Daze Confunktory is a 166-page paperback with a retail price of $32.00 (eBook $27.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6453-0551-4. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at http://dorrancepressroom.com/give-the-drummer-some/
or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at http://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/give-the-drummer-some-drum-line-origins-in-school-daze-confunktory/

Chesapeake, VA Author Publishes Kids Book about COVID-19


When RONA Visited My Town, a new book by Suzanne Davis, LPC, RPT, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

When RONA Visited My Town is a fictional children’s story about the events created by COVID-19 beginning in March 2020 as it relates to the transitions that school-aged children faced from the COVID-19 global pandemic. This story is unique in that it empowers children by not allowing fear and the transitions created by COVID-19 to become their perspective of the world, but provides children with a “voice” in response to the global pandemic.

About the Author


Suzanne O. Davis received her M.A. in Community Counseling in 2011 and a M.A. in Law (Human Rights and Rule of Law) in 2020 from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist in Chesapeake, Virginia where she is an outpatient counselor and owner of Davis Counseling & Play Therapy Center, PLLC. You can visit their website here: https://daviscounselingandplaytherapy.org/

She enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in navigating the “dis-eases” of life by offering hope and healing. Additionally, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Ray, and dog, Charley, in Virginia.

When RONA Visited My Town is a 30-page paperback with a retail price of $19.00. The ISBN is 978-1-6366-1275-1. It is also available in hardcover and eBook. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at http://dorrancepressroom.com/when-rona-visited-my-town/ or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at http://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/when-rona-visited-my-town-pb/.