The original posting about AuthorHouse has been taken down because today I received several courteous phone calls from the reps at AuthorHouse who have resolved the issues I had regarding publishing my second book, "The Laughing Place".
And, the refund I requested has been successfully posted. Now we have a clean slate and none of us are in the dog house.
Thank-you to those who helped get this resolved for me.
I will remove this part within a couple days after those who read the first article will see 'the rest of the story'.