Booksellers, publishers, and agents are encouraged to take a look at the following listings of self-published books from authors either waiting to be discovered or with a track record and a following who are doing it on their own.

Biography & Autobiography

NOC—Non-Official Cover: British Secret Operations
Nicholas Anderson. Miura! $19 paper (383p), ISBN 9781492978473; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9781450018724
Ingram; Amazon;
A documentary thriller. Due to censorship restrictions, a veteran of Britain’s MI6 intelligence service tells a fictionalized version of his covert action experiences. First of a trilogy

From South Boston to Cambridge: The Making of One Philadelphia Lawyer
Otis L. Lee Jr. FitzGerald Co. Press. $35.95 paper (465p), ISBN 9781624070761; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9781626208087
Lee tells of growing up in the Jim Crow South and his experiences as a lawyer, and traces the history of the Lee family, one of Charlottesville, Va.’s notable black families

Burning Shield: The Jason Schechterle Story
Landon J. Napoleon. Avery Press. $19.95 paper (390p), ISBN 9780988651944; $9.95 e-book ISBN 9780988651951
When a raging inferno consumed police officer Jason Schechterle’s patrol car, the flames should have killed him. This is his inspiring true story of triumph

Forgotten Memories and Other Stories
Jimmy Peress. CreateSpace. $12.95 paper (220p), ISBN 9781491035269; $3.99 e-book ASIN B00G8S6N86
(718) 454-0625
From growing up in three countries before he was a teenager to serving in the Israeli army to being an incognito adviser in Iran, Peress tells his life’s journey from Iraq to Queens, N.Y

Four Funerals and a Wedding: Resilience in a Time of Grief
Jill Smolowe. She Writes Press. $16.95 paper (258p), ISBN 9781938314728; $9.95 e-book ISBN 9781938314735
When journalist Jill Smolowe lost four family members in less than two years, she turned to modern bereavement research for answers—and made some surprising discoveries

Loveyoubye: Holding Fast, Letting Go, and Then There’s the Dog
Rossandra White. She Writes Press. $16.95 paper (204p), ISBN 9781938314506; $9.95 e-book ISBN 9781938314513
A soul-searching memoir detailing the disintegration of a 25-year marriage

Body, Mind & Spirit

Loving You Enlightens Me: A Tantric Journey
Margo Landry. CreateSpace. $12.43 paper (182p), ISBN 9781492967958; $6.95 e-book ASIN B00HCYTXS2; BN ID 2940148970682
Landry discovered a tantric ritual that turned her 42-year marriage around at its midpoint. She is still reaching new levels daily. She shares her secrets with couples of all ages who want more from life

Magikal Molly Day
Amy Lloyd. Amy Lloyd. $5.78 paper (114p), ISBN 9781490545240; $5.49 e-book ASIN B00GN10Q36
At the corner of magical realism and spirituality lies the city known as Elushaneea. What began as a letter dropped into a wishing well grows into the life-changing friendship between an ordinary woman and an extraordinary light worker

Comics & Graphic Novels

CSA Confederate States of America, Volume 1: Southern Cross: Annuit Coeptis
Dorvall, illus. by Philip Renne. Sekwana Comics. $22.95 hardcover (64p), ISBN 9780989606301
What if the South had won the Civil War? This graphic novel, first in a series, attempts to answer this provocative question

Family & Relationships

Raising Autism: Surviving the Early Years
Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty. CreateSpace. $13.99 paper (279p), ISBN 9781484912614; $3.99 e-book ASIN B00GLDXYYO
A heartfelt and humorous memoir about the joys and challenges of parenting two children on the autism spectrum

Hair of the Corn Dog
A.K. Turner. Fever Streak Press. $12 paper (220p), ISBN 9780991375929; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780991375936
(208) 949-4683
In her latest laugh-out-loud confessional, Turner relates family adventures and mishaps with equal parts wit and heart


Tree of Liberty
Lawrence L. Allen. Lawrence L. Allen. $21 paper (418p), ISBN 9780615961743; $9.99 e-book ASIN B00IGD9NLA
Amazon;; bookstores
A 30-year sweeping epic. Who will lead America’s second revolution against tyranny? After decades in Asia, can Curtiss Bradley fire the shot heard ’round the world in 2020 and rescue America from its post-constitutional dystopia?

Glen Apseloff. Glen Apseloff. $2.99 e-book ISBN 9780989846189
When a controversial clinical drug trial turns deadly, a framed research doctor goes on the run to track down her would-be killer

Reaching Rocky Mountain Jim: A Novel Based on the True Life Stories of James Nugent and Isabella Bird
Kari August. Mountain Track Publishing. $5.99 e-book ISBN 9780991546619
In 1873, Colorado trapper Rocky Mountain Jim is attracted to English author Isabella Bird while defending his home in Estes Park from the greedy interests of Lord Dunraven

The Good Lawyer
Thomas Benigno. Landview Books. $12.95 paper (338p), ISBN 9781463604813; $2.99 e-book ASIN B007OWO0YE
Inspired by a true story. A young legal aid lawyer looking to shed his family’s Mafia ties and do some good in the South Bronx of 1982 gets in over his head in the defense of the worst of criminals

Calves in the Mud Room
Jerome O Brown. Tetonwolf. $7.49 paper (96p), ISBN 9780615967509; $4.49 e-book ISBN 9780991551507
Amazon;; iTunes
An eagerly anticipated date. His first school dance. Cows calving early in a blizzard. Missing his grandfather and battling with his parents. It’s going to be pivotal night for Wade Summers

The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte
Ruth Hull Chatlien. Amika Press. $17.95 paper (484p), ISBN 9781937484163; $3.99 e-book
Betsy Patterson of Baltimore, Md., married Jérôme Bonaparte out of passionate love and driving ambition, only to have Jérôme’s brother Napoleon withhold recognition of their marriage. A historical novel

Ghost at the Loom
T. Zachary Cotler. MP Publishing. $14.95 paper (224p), ISBN 9781849822459; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9781849822930
A young poet retrieves memories of wild acts of imagination that once bound him and his sister together

Abigail Easton. CreateSpace. $12.99 paper (242p), ISBN 9781496105363; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00IQRWNB8
A musical prodigy is caught in a downward spiral when a dysfunctional relationship leads to drug addiction. Fleeing to the Australian rain forest, she meets a man sifting through the remains of his own dark past—and who threatens to redefine everything she knows about hope, love, and music

The Blue-Eyed Girl
William Goodson. Red Square Press. $15.95 paper (376p), ISBN 9780976039822; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9780976039846
A 1960s coed suffers date rape and keeps quiet. A novel about the aftermath—for assailant and victim—this is a story of consequences and recovery

Crosses to Bear
M.W. Gordon. Swift Creeks Press. $14.95 paper (336p), ISBN 9780984872329; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00DPX3WPY; BN ID 2940148229919
An international law professor enters the witness protection program and becomes fly fishing guide Macduff Brooks in Montana. When a murdered woman is nailed to a cross tied to his boat trailer, Brooks must find the killer while dodging the criminals who want to discover his new identity

Boon Juster or The Reason for Everything
Garth Hallberg. The Reason for Everything. $15.95 paper (488p), ISBN 9780991377039; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780991377008
Where did America go wrong? Did it start with faking the moon landings? As executor of the will of astronaut Boon Juster, a once-successful ad man must find out if his high school hero really did swat the juiciest hanging curveball in the universe. A darkly comic tale of America’s “exceptionalism” and facing down the tyranny of youthful dreams

Smoke and Mirrors: The Suspicious Deaths of the Bioweaponeers
C.R. Harris. Lennox Books Limited. $19.99 paper (380p), ISBN 9780992649739; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9780992649708; Amazon;
A conspiracy thriller about international journalist Chloe Moreau, who is drawn into a terrorist plot while investigating the mysterious deaths of the bioweaponeers

Murder in the Lab
Leonid Heifets. Dorrance Publishing. $13 paper (132p), ISBN 9781480909397; $8 e-book ISBN 9781480908017
The FBI must decide whether two murders in a genetics lab are the result of petty employee jealousy or international espionage

Chords, Words and Some News from Times Long Past
Barry Högström. CreateSpace. $11.98 paper (346p), ISBN 9781494973704; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9781467595742
This story spans 50 years in a changing world. Good people do bad things, bad things happen to good people, and history always catches up

The Jasmine Tree: Love in the Time of Revolutions
Maha Khalid. Maha Khalid. $12.99 paper (246p), ISBN 9781495491634; $5.99 e-book ASIN B00I7RIQQS
In a time of turmoil and change, two strangers meet in the ancient city of Cairo, an Arabian girl of noble origins with complicated past and a dashingly handsome and daring American journalist. They fall in love but nothing seems to be easy

The Flies of August
P.J. Lee. Saltwater Publishing. $9.49 paper (287p), ISBN 9780989458801; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00BMWE8F8; BN ID 2940016263533
A prominent executive is gutted with a garden tool amid his rhododendrons, and rookie detective Donna Bradley blunders in her search for a teenage runaway. But as the town’s startling secrets are uncovered, Donna’s search for a killer becomes a search for herself

The Vinyl Enigma
Robert Love. eBookIt. $2.99 e-book ISBN 9781456621315
An alien artifact that generates music through advanced nanotechnology has been found in London, with profound implications for human history and the role of music

Gludman’s Proof
Matthew Marullo. CreateSpace. $12.95 paper (306p), ISBN 9781484150412; $4.95 e-book ASIN B00F69IDDG
A great mathematician’s cryptic poem leads an investigative reporter to the most astounding proof in history: the existence of heaven. And that’s just the beginning

This Is Where It Gets Interesting: Stories
John H. Matthews. Six Slug Books. $13.99 paper (202p), ISBN 9780615644752; $7.99 e-book ISBN 9780615880662
Psychics working at the DMV, a retirement community run like a dictatorship, a summer fest featuring chili that summons the dead—all figure in 28 darkly comic stories

The Risk of Returning
Shirley and Rudy Nelson. Nelson Family Partnership. $18 paper (364p), ISBN 9781614681380; Amazon
Ted Peterson, age 40, returning to Guatemala to uncover the reason for his father’s disappearance, finds himself caught in a culture of violence and fear

Trinity Stones: The Angelorum Twelve Chronicles
L.G. O’Connor. She Writes Press. $18.95 paper (366p), ISBN 9781938314841; $4.95 e-book ISBN 9781938314858
On her 27th birthday, New York investment banker Cara Collins learns that she is one of 12 chosen ones prophesied to lead a final battle between the forces of good and evil

Orange Groves
Paul Phillip Peters. CreateSpace. $12.69 paper (p), ISBN 9781479175857; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00997K244
Outside the sleepy and tight-lipped town of Bedlam, Fla., the bells of rural Orange Groves High School sing of murder, lies, and secrets

New Market
John S. Powell. Hawfields Press. $18.95 paper (300p), ISBN 9780962989902; $8.99 e-book ASIN B00JD17Q7M
A coming-of-age Civil War novel in which 258 untried teenage cadets seek to prove themselves on the bloody battlefield of New Market, Va

Soul Pebbles: Let The Wildflowers Bloom, Book 1
Luann Reynolds. Skinny Leopard Media. $16 paper (360p), ISBN 9780985896126; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780985896102
Sarah’s life changes drastically from the affluent politeness of Southern family culture to the shocking crudeness of death, destruction, and mayhem of 1862 Savannah, Ga

The Awareness
Gene Stone & Jon Doyle. The Stone Press. $14.95 paper (221p), ISBN 9780988879577; $9.99 e-book ASIN B00J7VEXGA
The story of four animals—a dog, a bear, a pig, and an elephant—on the day that all mammals gain consciousness and go to war against humans

Belated and Other Stories
Elisabeth Russell Taylor. Kimblewood Press. $14.99 paper (266p), ISBN 9781491285312; $6.99 e-book ASIN B00IKX3K7E
In 16 stories, veteran author Russell Taylor examines the unspoken deals brokered in every marriage, the inherent menace of daily exchanges, and the secret lives of the unattached. Includes a retelling of Eugene Onegin

Castle Lake
Thomas A. Ryerson. The Isis Press. $16.95 paper (288p), ISBN 978-0980037708; $5.97 e-book ISBN 9780981378169
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An old-fashioned ghost story but also a stirring tale of revenge at any cost—even one’s soul

Killer Miracle
Laura F. Sanchez. ABQ Press. $15.95 paper (264p), ISBN 9780988539594
Amazon;; Ingram;
A plague of miraculous images thrusts a New Mexico mountain village into the media spotlight, but the carnival turns dark when the town’s most beloved artisan is murdered

Priests and Warriors
Walter Joseph Schenck Jr. iUniverse. $52.95 hardcover (828p), ISBN 9781491713112; $4.99 e-book ISBN 981491713105
This story of the founding of the eternal nation of Israel offers an unprecedented rendering of biblical events. The novel explores violence, sexuality, betrayal, and religious conflicts

A Sheepish Man
Maurice Segal. AuthorHouse. $9.92 paper (132p), ISBN 9781456789497; $4 e-book ISBN 9781456789503
In Cairo, a widowed ace pilot plans to return to Cape Town as soon as WWII ends. He falls in love with a much younger Canadian nurse, but when her first love, a plastic surgeon who’s been caring for badly burned aircrew, arrives, a difficult choice must be made. Based on the author’s experiences in WWII

Moon Over the Western Bridge
Harry Sharp. Outskirts Press. $12.95 paper (186p), ISBN 9781478723295; $9.99 e-book ASIN B00GY7996O
A sharp young Chicago ad man is sent on an unlikely journey to find the composer of a song written over 50 years ago

Crystal Ships
Richard Sharp. CreateSpace. $12.95 paper (374p), ISBN 9781492722922; $4.99 e-book ASIN B00H2JHT1A
(704) 362-1415
A sweeping saga of American idealism and disillusionment traces the lives of seven friends through two decades of violence, hope, and social revolution in the ’60s and ’70s

Caroline Starts Over
Randi M. Sherman. FriesenPress. $20.99 paper (244p), ISBN 9781460231760; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9781460231771
Starting over isn’t as easy as Caroline Matthews had hoped it would be. She is determined to recapture the exciting uninhibited life she had 20 years earlier in San Francisco. Caroline has two decades of catching up to do

Richard Sills. Dorrance Publishing. $16 hardcover (176p), ISBN 9781480905559; $11 e-book ISBN 9781480905498
Lanethros is a cosmic comedy that explores the worst of humanity through a prism of love and understanding

Seal of the King
Ralph Smith. CreateSpace. $19.99 paper (513p), ISBN 9781491089507; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00E52VRBA
The battle between dark and light rages, and the world is on the cusp of a tipping point. Will an age of darkness befall mankind or will the light prevail?

Second Hand Stops
Katie St. Claire. CreateSpace. $12.99 paper (346p), ISBN 9781494996697; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9781495246791
Julia Malone has a destiny she never imagined. Forced to drink an unknown substance, her gifts begin morphing into something extraordinary. A mysterious benefactor whisks her and five other orphans to New York City, and life as they know it will never be the same

Out There
Sarah Stark. Leaf Storm Press. $17.95 paper (238p), ISBN 9780991410507; $9.95 e-book ISBN 9780991410514
A young army veteran travels to Mexico by motorcycle to find the author of the classic novel that he believes saved his life in Iraq

To Love a Cat
Billi Tiner. Tinerbooks. $10.50 paper (254p), ISBN 9781495475009; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00IA7BNU6
Catherine James’s orderly life is turned upside down when she becomes a foster parent. Things really turn chaotic when Detective Mitch Holt enters the picture. He’s handsome, charming, and not what Cat needs—or so she thinks

The Tunnel: 7th Sam Casey Mystery
S.D. Tooley. Full Moon Publishing. $26 hardcover (272p), ISBN 9780988868335; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9780988868359
A tunnel in an abandoned building leads street-savvy six-year-old Nemo, a member of the Concrete Community, into a nightmarish scene. Sam Casey, a part Native American investigator, is on the case. A blend of mystery and the paranormal

A Perfect Armenian
Keri Topouzian. Hyevan Publishing. $25.95 hardcover (336p), ISBN 9780985412401; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9780985412418
Baker & Taylor; Amazon;
A young Armenian master of disguises, Tavid Kaloustian, avenges his family and his people as he deals in the dark, deadly world of the opium trade

Sleeping Dogs
Tony Vanderwarker. AuthorsPress. $16.95 paper (344p), ISBN 9781940857039; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9781629143187
Amazon;; bookstores
Eleven unrecovered nukes lie scattered around the U.S. An old B-52 pilot leads the hero, whistleblower Howie Collyer, to one of them with an al-Qaeda sleeper cell and the Pentagon on their tail. Who’ll get to the bomb first?

Line of Succession: The Price of Power
Michael Vandor. CreateSpace. $10.70 paper (294p), ISBN 9781495918384; $3.99 e-book ASIN B00HFHKK1K
Charismatic senator Kathleen Canfield has made history through her election as vice president. But as events propel her to the presidency during a crisis, elements in the government plan to ensure she never reaches the Oval Office

The Rooms Are Filled
Jessica Null Vealitzek. She Writes Press. $16.95 paper (236p), ISBN 9781938314582; $9.95 e-book ISBN 9781938314599
The coming-of-age story of two outcasts brought together by circumstance—a nine-year-old boy who just lost his father, and a closeted young woman starting over

I’m Still Here
Potter Wickware. Rolling Circle Press. $14.99 paper (382p), ISBN 9781494975067; $4.99 e-book ASIN B00GQIPQG8; BN ID 2940148874447
(415) 497-8573; (415) 380-8978
A refugee from civil war in Central America becomes leader of a gang in Los Angeles. An American girl falls in love with him and follows him back to El Salvador after he’s deported

Eternal Redemption
Paul A. Wunderlich. Paul A. Wunderlich. $1.75 e-book ASIN B00I5DZRIO
An immortal king must trespass into Hell to revoke his deal with the devil. He must find redemption and the true love he gave up

Murder by Masquerade
Camden Wyatt. Dorrance Publishing. $27 paper (332p), ISBN 9781480909069; $22 e-book ISBN 9781480907683
Lust, betrayal, revenge, and murder. It’s Hollywood, where lying is expected and nothing is what it seems—even when a leading man falls to his death in front of hundreds of witnesses

Man from the Sky
Danny Wynn. Bacon Press Books. $6.99 paper (140p), ISBN 9780988877993; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9780991344307
When a stranger lands in his backyard, high up in the Mallorcan mountains, 73-year-old Jaime’s life suddenly turns from dull to dangerous

The Belief in Angels
J. Dylan Yates. She Writes Press. $16.95 paper (322p), ISBN 9781938314643; $9.95 e-book ISBN 9781938314650
From the Majdanek death camp to a volatile hippie household on the East Coast, this narrative of tragedy, survival, and hope spans more than 50 years, from the 1920s to the late 1970s

Broken Allegiance (A Tom Kagan Novel)
Mark Young. Mark Young Books. $13.55 paper (346p), ISBN 9780983266389; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780983266306
A series of killings cracks open police detective Tom Kagan’s past as he strives to capture the killer before another loved one is murdered

Health & Fitness

Beating Arthritis: Alternative Cooking
Baker Dan. Baker Dan. $25 paper (130p), ISBN 9780989438018; $7 e-book ISBN 9780989438025
This book presents a method for preventing and reducing the inflammation of chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and celiac disease by self-study and diet change. Contains recipes that are gluten free, dairy free, and with no added sugar or fat

Stick It in Your Ear: Get Yourself or a Loved One Unstuck from a Hearing Problem
Deano Kinsey. CreateSpace. $9.49 paper (96p), ISBN 9780615656953; $4.29 e-book ASIN B00APT1JMO
A guidebook for anyone who lives with someone who has trouble hearing. How to improve your life and that of everyone else in the home


Finding Octave: The Untold Story of Two Creole Families and Slavery in Louisiana
Nick Douglas. CreateSpace. $26 paper (315p), ISBN 9781493522088; $16.99 e-book ASIN B00GMY4NVK
A family history that follows two Creole families through a version of American history where whites, blacks, creoles, slaves, and Native Americans cooperate, clash, and coexist to form a unique society

Juvenile Fiction

The Casquette Girls
Alys Arden. FortheARTofit. $14.99 paper (502p), ISBN 9780989757713; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780989757720
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When Adele LeMoyne and her father return to New Orleans after the mandatory evacuation, the hurricane aftermath quickly becomes muddled with mayhem, murder, and magic. Ages 12 and up

The Secret of Alpine Valley
Paul Crehan. Paul Crehan. $6.99 e-book ISBN 9780615920573
A struggling mill town concocts a secret plan to attract tourists. The plan succeeds beyond all expectations, the town grows by leaps and bounds—until the mayor’s son and daughter discover there’s a secret behind the secret of Alpine Valley. But should it be revealed? Ages 9–13

Serge Backwards
Rob Gruen. CreateSpace. $9.95 paper (112p), ISBN 9781494483906; $9.95 e-book ASIN B00IOE8AC4
(917) 951-1524
A singing mailbox, electric dental floss—middle-schooler Serge Everett’s inventions went nowhere. But when Serge invents a way to send drops from a drippy faucet back up the spout, he gets reversed through time as the rest of the world moves forward. Can Serge ever turn himself around? Ages 8–12

A Healing Heart
Melissa A. Hanson. Melissa A. Hanson. $9.95 paper (270p), ISBN 9780615600741; $4.99 e-book ASIN B0070UAMU6; BN ID 2940013673113
Bailey’s family was killed in a traffic accident, and she’s still plagued by nightmares. Then she meets Collin, a senior at her high school, who has his own painful past. As their romance grows, Bailey’s heart begins to heal, but she’s afraid she could lose everything she loves again. But love and healing come in unexpected forms.. Ages 11 and up

Broken Covenant
Teresa Williams Irvin. HeartChild. $16.95 paper (303p), ISBN 9780979939556
Desperate to flee her mother’s control, Rebecca devises a plan that will allow her to keep a closely held secret, even if it means placing herself in mortal danger. Set during the American revolution. Ages 12 and up

Viktoriya Molchanova. CreateSpace. $11.11 paper (146p), ISBN 9781494942342; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00HUJ8RJA
Nicole is just your average teen—until extraordinary events start happening. Her adventures take her to the center of the universe and the outer limits of her own potential. A dizzying ride through space, time, and fantastic realms, and a story of two sisters who save the universe by looking out for each other. Ages 12 and up

The Forgotten Fairytales
Angela Parkhurst. CreateSpace. $15.99 paper (360p), ISBN 9781494942977; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00I7995T8; BN ID 2940148172536
Sent to a boarding school, Norah cannot believe her classmates are the reincarnations of fairytale characters—or that she’s fallen for the Big Bad Wolf. Ages 12 and up

Freaking Green
Laura F. Sanchez. ABQ Press. $11.95 paper (288p), ISBN 9781482714005; $3.99 e-book ASIN B00FFBDY2U
Amazon;; Ingram
Teen drama queen Jasmine pursues her high school dreams while her family tries to cut their carbon footprint by 80 percent in order to get $5 million. Ages 12 and up

The Tale of Dottie: A Wumperdump Land Book
Richard Sills. Dorrance Publishing. $22 hardcover (36p), ISBN 9781480905542; $17 e-book ISBN 9781480905481
Taking inspiration from classic children’s tales, this is a story about a doll’s quest to become a real girl. Ages 3–7

Astral and the Higgles
Colleen Wenn. Colleen Wenn. $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780980627503
Astral the alien feels at home in Spookleville because no one is afraid of him. But tiny creatures called Higgles stow away on his spaceship and escape into Spookleville’s forest. Astral must catch them before they destroy the forest. Ages 4–8

Juvenile Nonfiction

C Is for Chicago
Maria Kernahan, illus. by Michael Schafbuch. Dry Climate Studios. $19.95 hardcover (56p), ISBN 9780985642938
A charming A–Z tour through the Windy City. Bold graphics and playful rhymes offer a fresh look at the icons, sights, and tastes of this world-class city. Ages 3–7

Anatomy & Physiology: Bones, Muscles, and the Stuff That Connects Bones and Muscles
April Chloe Terrazas. Crazy Brainz. $19.99 hardcover (50p), ISBN 9780991147243; Amazon;
A colorfully illustrated, easy-to-understand guide for all ages. Explore the skeleton, examine bone anatomy up close, and get a detailed look at the three types of muscle, closing with the neuromuscular junction. Fifth in the Super Smart Science Series. Ages 6 and up


Law School Follies
Frederic White. PatCarol Publications. $10 paper (145p), ISBN 9781494809867; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00HZ34IWQ
White lays bare the wacky truth surrounding lawyers and legal education, including prickly profs, unpredictable students, overbearing parents, conniving administrators, false alarms, and surprise visitors


Mama, Did They Drop the Bomb?
Redway Havens. Redway Media. $15 paper (256p), ISBN 9780988676213
A North Texas man struggles to find himself and his connection to the world amid the hostile chaos of post-9/11 America

From the Ground Up: Overcome the Past and Rebuild Your Confidence
Tammy Jo. Tammy Jo. $12.97 paper (216p), ISBN 9780615976402; $9.99 e-book ASIN B00IMNQLBY
The author was bullied, abused, and suffered emotionally. In her attempt to commit suicide at age 12, she committed murder instead. Her victim: her mother. This is her story of how she overcame

The Tortured Pastry Chef: Declaration of Injured Persons’ Rights
Dean Kropp. Wheatmark. $17.95 paper (234p), ISBN 9781604940473; $9.99 e-book ASIN B00JAN6048; BN ID 2940149224203
A pastry chef who was injured in car accidents discovered a faulty no-fault system in New York

We’re Crazy! A Memoir About U.S. Values
Bert McLachlan. CreateSpace. $17.50 paper (489p), ISBN 9781493664672; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9781311723413
A guidebook for our children, to make sure they understand the mess the seniors are leaving them, and what values they will need to deal with it

The Corruption of Innocence: A Journey for Justice
Lori St. John. Creative Production Services. $29.99 hardcover (493p), ISBN 9780989040129; $10.99 e-book ISBN 9780989040143
Looking to remake her life, the author volunteers to review cases of wrongful conviction. She champions the case of an innocent man on death row, making it an international cause, with the pope and Mother Teresa in her corner

Tales of a Jailhouse Librarian: Challenging the Juvenile Justice System One Book at a Time
Marybeth Zeman. Vinegar Hill Press. $15.99 paper (347p), ISBN 9780615953878
In jail, books and education can be more powerful than bars. Faced with the boys’ unremitting boredom and a thirst for reading, the “book lady” gives them the opportunity to share hope in a system that crushes dreams

Performing Arts

The Trial of Phillis Wheatley
Ronald B. Wheatley. CreateSpace. $14.99 paper (190p), ISBN 9780615645315; $5.99 e-book ASIN B00I0D381C
A theatrical depiction of a unique moment in American history. In 1772, 18-year-old Phillis Wheatley, a household slave, appeared before 18 of Boston’s most prominent men to defend the premise that she was the author of a collection of poems


The Memory of the Dustwhistler: And Other Poems
Nishíth Singh. Nishíth Singh. $5.38 paper (66p), ISBN 9780615953045; 99¢ e-book ASIN B00HS8Z9CQ
Fifty-three poems. A poem relentlessly plows our glaciers of solitude and love, our seas of loss and nostalgia. There is a poem for the frozen city in your heart, one for the easy prairies, and one for the lands where the Gypsies roll in

Political Science

The Gadfly Report
R.C. Whittaker. Dorrance Publishing. $17 paper (186p), ISBN 9781480902091; $12 e-book ISBN 9781480904798
An impassioned plea from the author for those who respect traditional values, the Constitution, and capitalism to be aware of the danger threatening America


Obscene Thoughts: A Pornographer’s Perspective on Sex, Love, and Dating
Dave Pounder. CreateSpace. $19.95 paper (342p), ISBN 9781479203062; $19.95 e-book ISBN 9781630036942
A pornographer examines progressive, intellectual, and academic constructs regarding mate selection, sexual behavior, and the reasons why people cheat


Success Is Your Birthright: God’s Success
R. Stanton Tucker. Christelle, Stanton, & Lillie Publishing. $14.99 paper (242p), ISBN 9780989567510
The book takes the reader on an inspirational journey to bounce back from life’s difficult moments using the biblical story of Joseph as its basis

The Book of Extremely Common Prayer
Nathaniel Whitten. Vitally Important. $8.95 paper (128p), ISBN 9780977480753; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00I8Z4OTM
Avoiding stilted language and dated pleas, Whitten offers prayers and petitions that treat such aspects of modern life as automatic outdoor light sensors and mustard, as well as life-or-death situations


Play It Away: A Workaholic’s Cure for Anxiety
Charlie Hoehn. Hoehn Zone. $14.99 paper (168p), ISBN 9780615918174; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00IACZECE
One man’s journey: what caused his anxiety, the aha moment that led to his cure, and how he got his life back

Entrepreneurship: The Best Way to Prosperity
Eric Levels. Outskirts Press. $14.95 paper (92p), ISBN 9781478721796; $12.79 e-book ASIN B00IJZQ1FQ
This book is about going above and beyond the ordinary to the extraordinary. Levels intends to inspire, motivate, and encourage readers to pursue their destiny in life


How Do We Love?
Danielle Landis. Gypsy House. $1.99 e-book ISBN 9780615774756
The true adventures of Danielle and her grandfather, “Papa,” as they time-travel across Italy and New York, discovering truth and the meaning of life and unconditional love

Searching for Pekpek: Cassowaries and Conservation in the New Guinea Rainforest
Andrew L. Mack. Cassowary Conservation and Publishing. $19.95 paper (235p), ISBN 9780989390309; $9.99 e-book ASIN B00J0EL8KS; BN ID 2940149162994
A 20-year saga of exploration and travel in Papua New Guinea to study the elusive cassowary, and the author’s evolution from researcher to conservationist. An insider’s view of why conservation is failing

Lost & Found in Egypt: A Most Unlikely Journey Through the Shifting Sands of Love and Loss
Kyla Merwin. KMC Media Co. $12.95 (126p), ISBN 9780991068906; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9780991068913
With more dumb guts than preparation, a middle-aged woman with a desk job takes a solo journey to the Middle East on the get-there-and-wing-it plan

Paradise Imperfect: An American Family Moves to the Costa Rican Mountains
Margot Page. Yellow House Press. $14.95 paper (278p), ISBN 9780615893648; $9.99 e-book ASIN B00GYG986Q
Margot and Anthony are typical parents—two jobs, three kids, and a little chronic stress about money. Until one night they make a decision that will change their family. Soon, they’re living in Costa Rica, hours from the nearest paved road.