Although a non-reader until the eighth grade, she wrote and sold her first novel to Avon Books when she was 24.
Othello often composes music and lyrics to accompany her children's stories, and celebrities Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes and Sandy Duncan have recorded her books and songs.
CRY INTO THE WIND...
“Cry into the Wind” is a page-turner from beginning to end. It is a compelling story of survival and an inspiring testament to the strength of the human spirit and raw determination -- Dave Pelzer, author of “A Child Called It.”
“As illustrator of four of Othello’s books, I’m sure that her hilariously inventive take on life must have helped her overcome many obstacles.” -- Sandy Huffaker, nationally syndicated political cartoonist, fine artist and illustrator.
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Cry into the Wind is a spellbinding story of triumph over incredible tragedy, and an inspirational guide for those struggling to overcome the effects of abuse. Abject poverty, a house fire that claimed her mother’s life, the loneliness of an orphanage where she was separated from her siblings… and so much more … yet nothing was able to break Othello Bach’s spirit.
She couldn’t read until the eighth grade, yet sold her first novel to Avon Books at the age of 27. She is the author off 17 published books and has 35 recorded songs by Broadway, TV, and Hollywood stars Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes, and Sandy Duncan.
Along the way, he meets many two-feature creatures, whimsical animals like shamels–part sheep, part camels, and bertles–part bears, part turtles. But no one has heard of a herd of fird. While Fird has no luck finding a herd of fird, he discovers something far more important. He learns that he can be whatever her wants to be, without looking anywhere outside of himself.
Shann Hurst's beautiful illustrations will delight young readers, and Ms. Bach's entertaining story conveys a powerful moral in a fresh and amusing way.
Frickart is the only frog at Friendly Pond, and he doesn’t know he’s different. All he wants is another frog at the pond so he can have a frog friend. Then one day, new frogs arrive, but they don’t like Frickart… because he’s different.
Yes, the monster creates problems for Albert, but not the kind of problems he can scare away.
Wonderful and funny things may be happening in your room while you are fast asleep! See what happens in one kid's room during the night.
Related in rhyme how Jake the snake manages to win a race.
And old Shermit he really looked fine.
Then one day it broke and fell like a coat
And old Shermit thought he’d gone blind!
Snyder Spider feels forgotten by his friends on his birthday, runs away from home to many adventures, and returns to a surprise.
Hector sends for the Mail-Order Witch hoping she will give him some
magical help in finding a Christmas present for his parents, but instead
she shows him that the best presents are those made with love.
When Lilly sends for the Mail-Order Witch to perform magic on her messy room, her brother Willy has his doubts.
Grace spends time in a mental hospital after her 5-year-old daughter is killed. Six months later, the real craziness begins. A creepy old man—a doll collector—moves in next door as a child goes missing. Grace and her sister, Judy, think the old man did it. Then Judy disappears. Grace believes the old man is guilty of both crimes, but that’s before she finds evidence that she is guilty! She hides the evidence but her husband finds it—and it’s different from what she hid! Is she being framed? Or is she hopelessly insane?
While alone in a mountain cabin with her sick baby, a terrifying phone call sends Ann running for her life. As she struggles to save herself and her baby from those intent on killing them, her husband and best friends are all in town drinking and facing horrors of their own.
Set in the early 1900s, a young orphan girl is inspired by a most unlikely character to fulfill her dream of being a dancer.
The Happiness Option is a step-by-step guide that reveals the connection between thought and emotion, and shows how to use this connection to overcome past pain and create happiness and success.
A series of letters to God that question fundamental Christian teachings—questions many have asked themselves but are afraid to ask aloud. It examines the conflicting concepts taught and accepted as truth, clearing the way for rational thought and discussion regarding the scriptures and spirituality.
Too often doubts, fears, hopes, and dreams crowd the mind of expectant mothers. With wit, wisdom, and humor, Angel Within gently leads new mothers to greater hopes and inspiration regarding the child they anxiously await.
Tidbits of wisdom to heal your mind and comfort your soul. Affirmations that inspire and renew your spirit, reduce stress, and restore faith in yourself and others. The perfect book for those in need of comfort.
This writing manual contains only the essential information concerning writing marketable fiction stories. No padding. No fluff. Just easy-to-apply proven rules, tips, and techniques already mastered by professional authors. This manual also contains numerous examples and exercises to help develop writing skills.