BOOKS BY BECKY ALTRINGER
Life in the forest isn't always what it seems. There is a clan of tiny creatures, the Oolygalees, who stand about six inches tall, and their skin is an apricot color. Get ready to dive into their world in this fun-filled children's book filled with adventure, fantasy, and wonder! Deep within the San Bernardino National Forest is a small village called 'Little Bear Valley.' There are about 14 miles of shoreline, which is about 100 feet deep.
The sun could be seen through the trees as the wind blows back and forth, and you can hear small animals in the distance. Oolygalees are quiet, friendly, and gentle creatures living next to different insects, little birds, and other small forest animals. They live amongst the grass, bushes, and trees, and water. They are friends with everyone in the forest, but soon they come across one of the most dangerous bugs, the Bark Beetles.
This novel has several current and vital topics, like the MeToo movement, and is seen through the victim's eyes. It is a suspenseful, packed autobiographical depicting my turbulent memories of parental neglect, childhood molestation, rape, and sexual identity confusion - quite a brutal awakening for anyone to survive.
To summarize, the story is centered around me, a wide-eyed child of innocence ushered through a tormentors family life, then de-flowered by continuous molestations and a brutal rape by a convict cousin. Through it all, I managed to preserve my inner innocence and sense of goodwill.
However, my life continues to spiral through relationship taboos and drama until I finally suffer an emotional breakdown and am suddenly confronted with the truth. I question my existence in the World and whether I can love and be loved in return.
At the brink of hopelessness, I make a startling change and leap into love again - with another woman. It is a poignant story of a survivor, unwilling to compromise my integrity and willing to embrace my newfound identity while becoming a Private Investigator.
I became a private investigator to make a little difference in this World. My manuscript will tell the stories of my life and my cases for the past 27 years. I investigated domestic cases, child abuse, rape survivors, murder, and kidnapping, and I worked in the Entertainment Industry. Those cases include Randy Quaid, Marilyn Monroe's assistant Pat Newcomb, Comic creator Stan Lee, Producer David G Riggs, exposing the MPAA in the documentary this film is not yet rated, Hillary and Bill Clinton, and my dear friend Peter F Paul.
I have learned that family is about unconditional love, understanding, support, and always being there when loved ones need you the most. I had to accept who I am to find the true happiness I always deserved. I have God in my life, and I couldn’t have survived without him. I am worth being loved, and the pain in my past has made me who I am today - a person who is loved, recognized, cared about, and a good person who finally has a real family. It is God who saved me and who gave me a family that brings me so much love and happiness.
During the latter half of the 19th century, Hell’s Kitchen was a notorious haven for gangs who prowled “the tenements, speakeasies, slaughterhouses, lumberyards, and railroad yards” that employed a substantial immigrant population.
It was the home of the Hudson Dusters. The Duster’s had operations in tenement houses on streets like Bethune and Hudson. Kid Yorke, Circular Jack, and Goo Knox (who left the Gophers) founded the Dusters. The gang consisted of young boys, some even under ten years old, who would assist the older members in theft, mugging, and murder.
A seven-year-old Louie would roam the streets with a dozen or so youths. They would jump on passing wagons and toss valuables to the older members. Before the police could respond, the gang had disappeared down the maze of streets throughout Hell’s Kitchen. One of the other gangs, The Gophers, became street legends, but they were not mainly known for their fighting prowess, as were other brutal New York City gangs. They hung out in the taverns and gin mills and fought the Dusters daily at the Hell Hole on Sixth Avenue and Fourth Street.
The Dusters moved their base of operations frequently, finally settling on a house on Hudson Street, and they installed a piano so they could dance the nights away in a cocaine-induced stupor with the prostitutes who prowled the West Side piers a few short blocks away. This annoyed the neighboring homeowners and business owners to no end. Still, all were afraid to complain to the police because the Dusters had the reputation of seeking revenge in a hot moment on anyone who would rat.
After a night of carousing, the Dusters were known to parade in the streets, boozed out, and hopped up on coke, looking to cause mayhem on anyone or anything in their path. 14-year-old Louie left New York because he knew he would be dead if he didn't go. He would live in the streets, jumping trains to travel, lucky to have one meal a day or go days without eating. He was arrested many times for vacancy but didn't mind because he had a nice place to sleep and food to eat.
He spent many years as a hobo, going from New York to Philadelphia, Chicago, Maryland, DC, Virginia, Florida, and finally to California, where he began a new life.
This is the story of a small child Thelma and the horse of the Indian Chief who lives on the Indian reservation in the beautiful mountains of Montana.
The Indians have an old custom that they must sacrifice the Indian Chief's horse to honor the Chief at the time of his death. Because Thelma's grandfather is the Indian Chief, his horse, River, must die.
Thelma learns about this custom and knows she must find a way for River to live, so she begins a journey to cross mountains and rivers while running across bighorn sheep, deer, and buffalo. But she must fight off wolves, cougars, and bears on her journey to set River free.