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Available Books

Below are links to several books available from Amazon (paperback and hardcover)
and on Audible (audiobooks). Books about pets, books about Christmas, and books about probate for realtors. Quite the array of subjects.

A faint tone lingered from the last chime and faded into the silence. An old woman in a dark blue dress proceeded to the door as a smile came to her face... the guests outside yelled, "Merry Christmas, Martha!"... As they hugged and kissed, the doorbell rang, and guests continued to fill the house...old and middle-aged people, young children. Some even brought their dogs. The house was abundant with joy and merriment, so much so that it was strange...it just wasn't normal. There seems to be nothing strange with Christmas Eve visits...or is there? 

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25_The Christmas House_Retail SampleBarry KuKes
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Picking up where the first book left off, Michael Carter sells the magical house on Festive Lane to a new and unsuspecting family, the Hills. A much different family nucleus than the Carters, Harry and Susan Hill, are dealing with a myriad of challenges brought on by the sudden custody of three stepchildren awarded to them by Susan's recently deceased sister, Carin. Unaware of the Christmas House's magical forces, the Hills receive assistance from Martha Kennedy, the house's twice-removed matriarch, to navigate the ups and downs ahead of them. The first Christmas Eve brings many questions and few answers to the family regarding relationships, deceit, and even murder. The Christmas House II, Martha Returns, is the second book in the series, The Christmas House.

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Martha's ReturnBarry KuKes
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All proceeds benefit homeless animals. Why Do People Have Pets is written by Barry KuKes, Community Outreach Director of Halifax Humane Society located in Daytona Beach, FL. The book consists of seventy-six columns written between 2017 and 2020 for the Daytona Beach News-Journal and Seniors Today Magazine. An animal lover since he was a boy, Mr. KuKes states openly that he is one of those people who believe the first thing that happens when you arrive at the pearly gates is being greeted by the pets you have lost over the years. He would gladly pick up poop from sixteen dogs and one cat he once called best friend, if he could spend eternity with them by his side. All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to benefit shelter animals. Thank you for purchasing or downloading this book. Your kindness and generosity are much appreciated. Remember, adopt, don’t shop.

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WDPHP 15 min sampleBarry KuKes
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It’s been two years since I published “Why Do People Have Pets?” a collection of 75 newspaper columns I wrote for the Daytona Beach News-Journal and Seniors Today. During that time, I had written over one hundred columns about animal welfare and caring for pets. Since then, the Daytona Beach News-Journal became part of the USA Today Network, and the network decided to make my column available to all 2400 newspapers which are part of the network. Readers of the book kept asking when the next book of columns would be available. Since publishing the last book, I have written over 100 columns. I have selected 64 of the columns I consider the best of the best, and those are included in this latest book, “Why Do Pets Have People?”

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WHY DO PETS HAVE PEOPLE_15 MINUTES_MASTERED REVISEDBarry KuKes
00:00 / 15:10
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Every real estate agent or broker (depending on the state in which you practice) has the same challenge in common: Where are they going to get their next sale?

Traditional methods of finding buyers and sellers, such as contacting FSBO owners, “farming” specific neighborhoods, hosting open houses, and pursuing “expired” listings, can be successful; however, they are often very competitive and can leave agents weary. One avenue that remains constant and viable is estate-related properties that are in probate, many of which are sold in the first six to 12 months after the owner passes. 

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Probate SuccessBarry KuKes
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