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.


Respecting My Elders: Age and the Creative Spirit
Ellen Wallenstein. MagCloud. $25 paper (94p), ISBN 9780615740218; $5 e-book
A collection of color portraits of creative persons over the age of 80 who have affected American culture, photographed in their homes and studios.

Biography & Autobiography

A Riffian’s Tune: An Autobiographical Novel
Joseph M. Labaki. Clunett Press. $13.99 paper (448p), ISBN 9780992648404; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9780992648428
The autobiographical novel of a Moroccan boy’s solo climb from the grip of poverty, ignorance, tradition, superstition, and religion; rich with culture, humor, and deeply moving stories.

Emily Dickinson, “Virgin Recluse” and Rebel: 36 Poems, Their Backstories, Her Life
Lea Bertani Vozar Newman. ShiresPress. $22 paper (212p), ISBN 9780974638980; $N.A. e-book ISBN 9780974638973
Juxtaposing 36 key poems with the people and events that shaped the poet’s life, the book illuminates the poetry for both newcomers and experienced readers..

A Starfish at a Time: How Our Family of 17 Grew Through Adoption
Dana Wynn Steele. Carpenter’s Son Publishing. $14.99 paper (167p), ISBN 9781940262055; $9.99 e-book ASIN B00H4L2TI4; BN ID 2940148938392; Amazon;
Describing a nonaverage household with 16 children and 21 foster children over the years, the author’s personal story is about adopting special needs kids through foster care.

Body, Mind & Spirit

Secrets Lost: Secrets Remembered
Marcia Breece. Teekalet Publishing. $16.95 paper (185p), ISBN 9781937454609; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9781937454616
Amazon;;; Ingram
Wearing the mystical spectacles she finds in an heirloom trunk, Morgan Hill begins to see a new reality and leads readers to find their own authentic lives.

Glossary of Hope
Christian E. Mégrelis. CreateSpace. $15.99 paper (374p), ISBN 9781482549492; $5.35 e-book
This book is about the art of living and has alphabetical entries about love, the body, money, work, and sport, among others, and Christian teachings about life.

The Celestial Proposal: Our Invitation to Join the God Kind
Jane Catherine Rozek. Books of Life Publishing House. $14.95 paper (335p), ISBN 9780991991709; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9780991991716
A 21st-century exposé of an ancient proposed alliance for humanity’s spiritual evolution to join the ranks of cosmic immortal gods.

Twelve Mindful Months: Cultivating a Balanced & Fit Body, Mind & Spirit
Carol Tibbetts. True Nature Press. $26.95 hardcover (160p), ISBN 9780615687582
A simple approach to mindful living that helps the reader tap into the wisdom of nature while cultivating a balanced and fit body, mind, and spirit.

Business & Economics

The Condo Bible for Americans: Everything You Must Know Before and After Buying a Condo
Dan S. Barnabic. Neon Publishing. $19.95 paper (200p), ISBN 9780986865114
This book encapsulates the essence of communal ownership arrangements and serves as an informative, eye-opening guide to condominiums. It thoroughly examines the benefits and pitfalls in reader-friendly language.

The Driven Organization: And What We Need to Be Happy and Productive at Work
Omar Garcia. Future Approved Works. $27.95 hardcover (296p), ISBN 9780989609609; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9780989609616; Amazon
A fun-to-read book for all who work and have felt their jobs could be more fun and engaging, and generate more income, too.

The Enlightened Capitalism Manifesto: A Blueprint for a Revitalized America
Henry B. Zimmer. Henry B. Zimmer. $15.95 paper (312p), ISBN 9780615904795; $8.77 e-book ASIN B00GVI505A
The author believes America’s problems can be solved by embracing “enlightened capitalism” and the concept of social responsibility. His goal is to curtail today’s “unbridled capitalism” and create a level playing field for all Americans.

Comics & Graphic Novels

I and You
Beverly Garside, illus. by Lucas Duimstra. CreateSpace. $9.99 paper (212p), ISBN 9781492187424; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00EXVPX5Y
Sara Storm believes in her republic’s objectivist ideology. But Ayn Rand’s dreams are not her own, and from deep beneath the Earth, changes are afoot.

Hamster S.A.M.: Odd-ventures in Space!
Dave McDonald. Sweet Corn. $9.99 paper (102p), ISBN 9780979844522
A fastidious classroom hamster and a folksy field mouse with a mullet launch a mission to the Hamsternational Space Station in a portable potty rocket. Includes an interview with space shuttle pilot Gregory H. Johnson.


Classics: Why We Should Encourage Children to Read Them
Fiza Pathan. CreateSpace. $6.99 paper (98p), ISBN 9781490506005; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00DUVZ3GW
The author introduces the reader to the various classics that have influenced her, the different skills one can develop by reading good literature, and how sometimes good fiction makes reality a lot more tolerable.


The Children Who Time Lost
Marvin Amazon. Corinthians Publishing. $14.99 paper (518p), ISBN 9780957624436; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9780957624450
It’s 2043 and humans can’t procreate. Global authorities, therefore, offer a special lottery, allowing winners to travel 65 years into the future to adopt children.

Abe Lincoln: Public Enemy No. 1
Brian Anthony and Bill Walker. Lowtide Books. $17.95 paper (350p), ISBN 9780989745710; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9780989745734
Through a cruel twist of fate and a little voodoo, Abe Lincoln ends up on the run in the 1930s, robbing banks with John Dillinger.

Dying to Remember
Glen Apseloff. Glen Apseloff. $2.99 e-book ASIN B00GWRDDX6
In this medical thriller, a surgeon loses his short-term memory and must relearn daily that his wife has been murdered and that he’s a suspect.

Inside the Tall, Thick Book of Tales
A.C. Birdsong. Cape Buffalo Publishing. $12 paper (307p), ISBN 9780615851051; $8.49 e-book ISBN 9780615901213
Jacob, Last Caretaker of Magic, enlists the help of storybook characters, a little girl, and a wizardly bookworm to escape his apprentice’s literary trap.

Scarlett Black. CreateSpace. $14.99 (352p), ISBN 9781494360528; $3.99 e-book ASIN B00GMXOUG4
Amazon;; Kobo; Google Play
Sex sells. Love pays the price. A young, single mother trades desperation for a life full of lust and betrayal as a high-class escort.

Surface Children: A Book of Short Stories
Dean Blake. Dean Blake. $12.95 paper (202p), ISBN 9780992369002; $5.99 e-book ASIN B00F8XM214
This collection of 23 stories introduces its readers to a generation consumed by vanity, self-indulgence, violence, and a twisted understanding of love and heartbreak.

The Hour of Parade
Alan Bray. CreateSpace. $15 paper (305p), ISBN 9781490463223; $10.99 e-book ASIN B00GXMDGKK
This intricately woven tale of love, lust, and murder finds a Russian cavalry officer journeying to Munich in 1806 to find the man who killed his brother.

The Alignment
Kay Camden. Kay Camden. $13.99 paper (576p), ISBN 9780991004409; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9780991004416
A blend of modern fantasy, action, and romance, this novel tells of mountains, magic, an assembly line of stealthy killers—and a century-old spell that thrusts two people into the heart of danger.

Cries in the Night: Denver After Dark, Book 2
Kathy Clark. Nightwriter93. $11.99 paper (251p), ISBN 9781492876670; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9780988343665
Julie Lawrence is a victim’s advocate for the Denver PD, helping people deal with their darkest moments. But now someone is stalking her, watching... and waiting. Who saves a hero?

Ten Stories
Paul Cumbo. One Lane Bridge Publications. $11.95 paper (164p), ISBN 9780988208629; $9.99 e-book ASIN B00GZ42P5S
Set in varied landscapes, 10 short stories tell of men, women, children, and families at different stages of life’s journey: beginnings, endings, and stops along the way.

Crystal Blue
John H. Cunningham. Greene Street. $15.95 paper (286p), ISBN 9780985442248; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780985442231
Paid trip to the Caribbean sound good? Buck Reilly thinks so—flying rock stars and celebrities to a remote island for a charity concert seems a breeze—until all hell breaks loose when the promoter disappears and one of the A-list stars is kidnapped.

Rita D’Orazio. Wasteland Press. $17.95 paper (440p), ISBN 9781600479229; $7.99 e-book ASIN B00GCQTZ6Q; BN ID 2940148890119
Katerina is headstrong and somewhat impulsive. But just as she discovers a long-concealed secret, childhood crush Ryan Fitzpatrick reenters her life and she bumps into the handsome Stefano, sending her on an emotional roller coaster. But for every answer she finds, another deep, dark secret looms ahead.

The Gift of Another Day
Bob Gause. Maine Authors Publishing. $15.95 paper (210p), ISBN 9781938883729; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00GRDPQ44
Six diverse characters are detailed before and after organ transplantation from the same donor. In the end, a common bond is discovered.

Cold Winter Rain
Steven P. Gregory. Oak Mountain Press. $14.95 paper (225p), ISBN 9780985992811; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00F4DGUT8
Slate, a lawyer who lost his family to an accident, lives on a sailboat, owns a beach bar, and occasionally helps clients recover things they have lost—children, for example. The daughter of a Birmingham lawyer has been missing for two days when her father engages Slate to try to find her. Then a body is found on the railroad tracks—with Slate’s business card in the pocket of his business suit.

Playground for Misunderstanding
Ellen Hampton. Smashwords. $2.99 e-book ISBN 9781301163397; Amazon;
Nick Layton finds a girl lying dead in the courtyard of his Paris apartment, setting in motion a police investigation into skinhead violence at the mosque, arson by real estate, flashmobs in the Luxembourg Gardens, and more.

The Savant of Chelsea
Suzanne Jenkins. Suzanne Jenkins. $10.99 paper (214p), ISBN 9781492386940; 99¢ e-book ASIN B00D94QVSO
In New York City, a gifted but unbalanced brain surgeon waits for just the right time to redeem her past.

Who Saw the Deep
Christine Klocek-Lim. Evernight Publishing. $5.99 e-book ISBN 9781771306362
Is love worth the ultimate sacrifice? This is the question Noah and Amelia must answer as they race to save the world as we know it.

StrangeHer Love: Book 1
Courtney Lane. CreateSpace. $9.99 (240p), ISBN 9781494477271; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9781483511955
Charis is a nonconformist with an eclectic group of friends. As a former child prodigy, she’s wise beyond her years and jaded before her time. What was to be a simple meeting enacts a chain of events that puts her life in a tailspin.

Hunting Old Sammie
John Lauricella. Irving Place Editions. $14 paper (296p), ISBN 9780615779904; $6 e-book ASIN B00CL0QK88; BN ID 2940016697048
A dark comedy of neighborly paranoia, this novel shows small-stakes terrorism tipping toward violence and a confrontation only one man can win.

A Walk in the Sun
Lisa Dominique Machat. Vampire Vineyards Publishing. $21.99 hardcover (189p), ISBN 9780615884752;; Amazon
Turned into a vampire at 17, Nicholas Justine uses his new powers for good as he battles an evil black magician over his mortal love, Elena.

The Golden Apple
Faerl Marie. CreateSpace. $8.99 paper (165p), ISBN 9781493660582; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00GDB0IHA
Poppy Parker, a young widow, moves from her Southern home to the grimy glamour of New York City, where life and love await if she’ll choose them.

The Way They See
Evelyn Marshall. Piper Press. $15.95 paper (332p), ISBN 9780984899968; $10.99 e-book ISBN 9780984899951
A young sensitive couple in love fall into a single misperception of each other that catapults them into alternative lives from the one they would have had together. The couple meets again after 25 years.

Enamored Dust
Hugo Martínez-Serros. CreateSpace. $15 paper (356p), ISBN 9781492790693; $9.99 e-book ASIN B00FDWXAK2
In 1914, the Mexican Revolution finally reaches tiny Los Tecolotes, shattering its tranquil way of life. Antagonisms suddenly erupt, but hope survives in this literary novel.

Murder in Mariposa Bay
Sue McGinty. CreateSpace. $14.95 (270p), ISBN 9781452707830; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00FZ5Q6CG
What connects a stranger, an ex-mobster, and a New Zealand librarian? Bella Kowalski, former nun turned sleuth, seeks to solve the puzzle as she becomes embroiled in a murder at Mariposa Bay on California’s scenic Central Coast.

Wet Work
Donna Meredith. Wild Women Writers. $15 paper (314p), ISBN 9780982901595; $6.99 e-book ASIN B00GJYIUN0
Summer Cassidy will soon graduate as a hydrogeologist—unless a corporation succeeds in suppressing her research into contaminants in its Aquifer Storage and Recovery wells.

The Gondola Maker
Laura Morelli. Laura Morelli. $12.49 paper (335p), ISBN 9780989367103; $5.49 e-book ISBN 9780989367110
Baker & Taylor / Ingram; Amazon
In 16th-century Venice, the heir to a family boatyard rejects his destiny but is drawn to restore an old gondola with the dream of taking a girl for a ride.

River of Dreams
T. Mullen. Roundwood Press. $5.99 e-book ISBN 9780984956531
In the wake of murder, three characters in a young man’s dreams identify the culprit within England’s beautiful and ancient university town of Durham.

Initiation Rites: A West African Odyssey
Ray C. Noll III. Xlibris. $29.99 hardcover (222p), ISBN 9781483674650; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9781483674667
An inquisitive American graduate student’s protracted adolescence abruptly ends when his artist workshops deteriorate into a gauntlet of survival during West Africa’s explosive 1977 summer.

High Rollers
Dean Parker. CreateSpace. $14.99 paper (270p), ISBN 9781480249776; $2.99 e-book BN ID 2940016502168; Amazon
A New York heiress and a Hollywood actor become targets of a mafia assassin when they go up against a vile drug lord.

Lesser Expectations: Charles Dickens’ Son in North America
Vic Parsons. FriesenPress. $19.99 paper (362p), ISBN 9781460214367; $7.99 e-book ISBN 9781460214381
Amazon;; FriesenPress
This fact-based novel tells the life story of Francis Dickens, son of Charles, who served in India and then in the Canadian Northwest in the 1870s–1880s with the original Mounties.

The Challengers Aero Club
Severo Perez. Script & Post Script. $18.95 paper (402p), ISBN 9780979088100; $8.95 e-book ASIN B00AMXYKPG
Set in Depression-era Chicago, the novel is based on the lives and exploits of three extraordinary pioneer aviators, Willa Brown, John Robinson, and Cornelius Coffey.

Ripples of Silence
Anna Quadrada. Balboa Press. $15.99 paper (212p), ISBN 9781452573373; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9781452573380
What if, in the middle of this media-driven society, a prominent newscaster suddenly decides to stop talking? Would you understand his decision or would you think he was crazy?

Michael D. Riley. Books of Destiny. $9.95 paper (228p), ISBN 9780963537843; $7.12 e-book ISBN 9780963537867
This story of romantic reincarnation spans two centuries as it follows one consciousness through three consecutive incarnations on earth.

Now You See It. . .
Teresa Roblin. 786029 Ontario Inc. $2.99 e-book ISBN 9780992101718
When her prying aunt casts a spell, every time Sarah lets her guard down, an item of clothing disappears. Anthony wants a second chance. Thanks to Aunt Lilly’s spell and a weeklong European cruise, stripping Sarah of her defenses just got easier.

First Voices: 10th Anniversary Compilation
Walter Joseph Schenck Jr. iUniverse. $44.95 hardcover (703p), ISBN 9781462029853; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9781462029860
A recasting of the book of Genesis as a novel that’s very different from the familiar narrative. The tale is told by a very old Apostle John with dialogue and action sequences.

The Theory of Opposites
Allison Winn Scotch. Camellia Press. $13.95 paper (312p), ISBN 9780989499002; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9780989499019
A heartfelt yet hilarious tale of one woman’s trek to cast aside her doubts and start owning her choices.

The Paper Factory
Norrie Sinclair. CreateSpace. $15.95 paper (473p), ISBN 9781482765069; $3.99 e-book ASIN B008LO6ZE2
Michael Berg tracks down a beguiling sociopath who manipulates the global financial crisis to enrich himself and wreak revenge on an old foe, in the process destroying everything and everyone around him and rocking the U.S. presidency.

Stephen R. Stober. Stephen R. Stober Books. $2.99 e-book ISBN 9780991956715
When Jeremy Roberts discovers he’s entangled in an unsolved tragedy, he must mount a high-stakes investigation to rescue someone he can’t remember.

Jason Tanamor. CreateSpace. $12.95 paper (210p), ISBN 9781434838285; $1.99 e-book ASIN B008E71L36
To pass the time, three prisoners tell stories, always trying to one-up one another. Whether the story is about stalking, pedophiles, or throat chlamydia, each tale plays some role in the healing process.

Sex, Rain, and Cold Fusion
A.R. Taylor. Ridgecrest House. $12.68 paper (343p), ISBN 9780615818443; $7.99 e-book ASIN B00G7680LM
A romp through science and sex in the Pacific Northwest. David Oster acts crazy to keep from going crazy and just keeps making things worse.

Hexe: The Ordeals of Maria Holl
Linda Teasdale-Rose. (Presently, Rosedale House, Miami). $Not established paper (301p), ISBN 9780989269506; $ e-book ISBN
A history-rich story of a 1500s woman who withstood a year of torture and imprisonment and forced her town to stop further witch trials.

Dragons of the Book of Mormon
Johnny Townsend. BookLocker. $15.95 paper (246p), ISBN 9781626466784; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9781626466203
Stories that reveal the inner turmoil of LDS life deal with tithing, gay weddings, Mormon superheroes, terrorist bombings, the Three Nephites, and the zombie apocalypse in Salt Lake City.

The Never King
George Tyson. The Bedwyr Press. $14.95 paper (319p), ISBN 9780985865733; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780985865740
Modern England is on the brink of revolution until an unlikely hero arises. A wizard’s prophecy, future weapons, and ancient legends—and a desperate chase begins.

No Accident
Dan Webb. Dan Webb. $9.99 paper (336p), ISBN 9780615899015; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9781301622719
When investigator Alex Fogarty suspects a corporate executive murdered five employees for insurance money, he must overcome intrigue and danger to uncover the dark truth.

Ma’iitso Rises: A Rex Chase Adventure
Tim Wheat. ERC Press. $29.95 hardcover (434p), ISBN 9780989635011; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9780989635004
A long-forgotten power is harnessed by the world’s most diabolical villain. Only one man can save all of humanity. That man is Rex Chase.

Bobbie Lamont
Zelmer Wilson. CreateSpace. $ paper (304p), ISBN 9781491000465; $ e-book ISBN
In this modern fairy tale, Bobbie Lamont, a successful but troubled woman, learns that a boy that she dated 20 years ago has written a novel. Reading it will give her the courage to take another chance at love.

Gridlock: A Scientific Thriller
Alvin Ziegler. Loma Vista Press. $12.85 paper (357p), ISBN 9780991086900; $3.99 e-book ASIN B00FQPF0FY
This thriller explores a real-world clash of cutting-edge medicine with corporate dominance—forces that are quietly battling with real consequences for us all.


Founding Zealots: How Evangelicals Created America’s First Public Schools, 1783–1865
Thomas W. Hagedorn. Xulon Press. $19.49 paper (372p), ISBN 9781625098696; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9781625098702; Amazon;
Hagedorn reveals how evangelicals started America’s first public schools in the 19th century and why other historians have failed to tell their dramatic story.

Molly Waldo! A Young Man’s First Voyage to the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, Adapted from the Stories of Marblehead Fishermen of the 1800s
Priscilla L. Moulton and Bethe Lee Moulton. The Glide Press. $19.95 hardcover (136p), ISBN 9780983636502; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9780983636540
Folk art images by a man who went to sea at 16 and fictionalized archival voices carry readers on a historical sea voyage with the self-reliant fishermen who lived and died in search of cod. Foreword by the director of the Marblehead Museum and Historical Society.

Juvenile Fiction

The Transformation of Adam Higgins: The Corin Chronicles, Vol. 2
Marvin Amazon. Corinthians Publishing. $14.99 paper (400p), ISBN 9780957298590; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9780957624405
On Corin, a prince’s courageous quest has released a ruthless demigod who can bring the disgraced planet back to its former glory—or destroy it. On Earth, a young man is ripped across a universe he didn’t know existed. And all the while, the immortal Siroco pursues his own mysterious ends. Ages 12–18.

Desta and King Solomon’s Coin of Magic and Fortune
Getty Ambau. Falcon Press International. $15.95 paper (454p), ISBN 9781884459016; $9.95 e-book ASIN B004XD7SZA; BN ID 2940012421173
A family saga spanning three generations and dealing with their dark and mysterious past, set in a magical mountainous countryside in a world of monkeys, goats, and spirits. Ages 7–11.

The Blueberry Bush: The Adventures of Princess Victoria & Prince William
Stephen Butler, illus. by Valerie De Grijs. Dewberry Ventures. $14.99 hardcover (32p), ISBN 9780578129174; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9780578131092
Princess Victoria and Prince William discover the blueberry bush and learn that too much of a good thing isn’t so good. Ages 3–6.

The Riddle of Prague
Laura DeBruce. CreateSpace. $10.99 paper (212p), ISBN 9781484884539; $4.99 e-book ASIN B00FFBNUVA
When 18-year-old Hana Silna travels to Prague, she finds herself on an unexpected and dangerous adventure in a city brimming with ancient secrets. Ages 12–18.

Heist School Freshmen
Alan Gallauresi. CreateSpace. $11.99 (306p), ISBN 9781494732042; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780615924298
Angelo loathes high school life until he becomes involved in a criminal heist—but can he pull off the score and still finish freshman year? Ages 12–18.

Seeds of Rebellion: The First French and Indian War
Teresa Williams Irvin. HeartChild Publishing. $12.95 paper (141p), ISBN 9780979939549; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9780979939518
Josh Bedford, a 14-year-old Virginian, hides in a supply wagon bound for Fort Cumberland, where colonists and British redcoats are assembling to fight the French. There Josh meets legendary outdoorsman Daniel Boone and a young Captain George Washington. Through Josh’s eyes we experience General Braddock’s failed campaign to retake Fort Duquesne. Although he runs away from home an irresponsible youth, Josh returns a young man seasoned by the atrocities of war.
Based on true accounts. Ages 12–18.

BION (Believe It or Not): CUL8R Series, Book 3
Bob Kat. CreateSpace. $15.99 paper (436p), ISBN 9781491241011; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780988343641
Four teens are able to do two things no one else on the planet can do—talk with dead people and travel to the past. Ages 12–18.

Michael Mullin. Gemiknight Studios. $12.99 hardcover (136p), ISBN 9780985188429; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00BJT404I; BN ID 2940016344867
A collection of three fairy tale retellings, featuring Creepy, the previously unknown eighth dwarf, and a teen princess who hires a witch to get revenge. Ages 8–12.

Attrition: The First Act of Penance
S.G. Night. CreateSpace. $19.95 paper (582p), ISBN 9781482712957; $4.98 e-book ASIN B00EVEAEH0
A hundred years ago, the Demonic Dominion conquered the nation of Io and committed genocide against the Majiski race. Now the few that still live must fight for freedom from the shadows. Ages 12–18.

Can’t Hurry Love
Rena Roberts Shipp. Kingdom Publishing Group. $14.99 paper (240p), ISBN 9780989658140
Carly and Lissa’s old-school grandmother suddenly becomes their mother when their divorced mother, Denice, leaves in a huff. Carly’s bold actions lead to the story’s suspenseful and dramatic climax. Ages 8–12.

Geronimo the Frog
Matthew Stein, illus. by Taillefer Long. CreateSpace. $15.99 paper (58p), ISBN 9781482535655; $8.75 e-book ASIN B00HLU0J6C
Amazon; Ingram; Baker & Taylor
Geronimo the brave frog and his animal friends band together to save their Florida swamp from a gang trashing their home. Ages 3–7.

The Wig: New School & Other Stuff (Book 2)
Renata Suerth. Renata Suerth. $9.99 paper (152p), ISBN 9780988268517; $3.99 e-book ASIN B00CXH3ELU
Sofie’s new (mis)adventures. She didn’t want those nasty “pets,” fame, or a bigger family. But no one ever asks the fifth-grader for her opinion. Ages 7–11.

The Girl Who Saved Christmas
William Thomas Thach. Bowrider Press. $24 hardcover (32p), ISBN 9780982566312
One Christmas all the children in the world are bad—except one. Molly must save the holiday by reminding Santa of the meaning of Christmas. Ages 3–7.

Daniel’s Pride
Jerome Walford. Forward Comix. $15.99 paper (430p), ISBN 9780988611467; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9780988611474
Series opener to Curse of the Griffin, a coming-of-age saga about a boy who is about to become a man—or something else. Ages 12–18.

Gravely Inanimated: A Tale of Woe and Romance
Esther Wheelmaker. Third Broom on the Left Press. $8.99 paper (234p), ISBN 9780983449485; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780983449492
Lucy is drawn to the masked zombie hunter and to the mysterious Lord. With one concealing his identity and the other hiding a ghastly secret, she doesn’t know which is less dangerous. Will she be able to be with the man she chooses when she learns the truth? Ages 12–18.

The Infinite Song: An Allegorical Tale for Our Times
Andrea Freeman. Halcyon Wind Press. $19.95 paper (48p), ISBN 978-0989089708
(415) 250-8095; Amazon
An allegorical creation tale written in rhyming verse, accompanied by hand-painted illustrations. Ages 6–12.

Juvenile Nonfiction

With Malice Toward One
Mike Person. Cranston House. $16.99 paper (80p), ISBN 9780615791753
A graphic novel that tells the story of the conspiracy against President Abraham Lincoln and what happened the night he was killed at Ford’s Theatre. Ages 8–12.


No Tears for My Father: A True Story of Incest
Viga Boland. Viga Boland. $20 paper (291p), ISBN 9780992049706; $7.99 e-book ISBN 9780992049713
The author’s true story of incest at the hands of her biological father from the ages of 11 to 23. Raw, candid, honest.

College Radio Days: 70 Years of Student Broadcasting at Dartmouth College
Tim Brooks. Glenville Press. $24.95 paper (390p), ISBN 9780615893204
A history of college radio in the U.S. followed by an in-depth study of the stations at one representative institution, Dartmouth College.

No Time to Wander: The Financial Compass for Young Americans
Paul Nourigat. FarBeyond Publishing. $14.29 paper (240p), ISBN 9781936872084; $9.29 e-book ISBN 9781936872183
A 20- and 30-something’s financial compass for the next decade. Honest economic assessment balanced with approachable and holistic steps to long-term financial success.

A New Star
Bobbie M. Pell. Imaginary Lands. $12.99 paper (341p), ISBN 9781492767558; $5.99 e-book ASIN B00F986ZPW
The author’s healing journey blends her expansion of spiritual beliefs with metaphysical techniques, Celtic folklore elements, and psychological therapies.

The Illuminator: Access to Universal Intelligence
Rajith Rajappan. Strategic Book Publishing. $10.95 paper (58p), ISBN 9781612044866; $9.99 e-book ASIN B0072ZLVOA; BN ID 2940014066303
A mood-boosting book that guides the reader to think along the right path and in the process puts the reader in a better “mood.”

Inherited Secrets
Cynthia Readnower. Skinny Leopard Media. $14.95 paper (187p), ISBN 9780989989312; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9780989989305
A chance Internet search leads to the discovery of scandalous family secrets that reach from Hollywood to the White House. Based on a true story.

Rise, with Healing in Our Wings: Extraordinary Stories from the Life of an Ordinary Mormon, with 20 Poems
Paul H. Schneiter. Outskirts Press. $9.95 paper (102p), ISBN 9781478711544
Thirty-three stories and 20 poems based on the author’s challenges living life as a Mormon.


Poetic Potpourri
Marc Mullo. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (28p), ISBN 9781465397805; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9781469173894
A collection of favorites from the first decade of the author’s career. Each piece offers a personal perspective and an emotional attachment.

Seas to Mulberries: Poetry by Frank Watson
Frank Watson. Plum White Press. $15.99 paper (292p), ISBN 9781939832023; $7.99 e-book ISBN 9781939832078; Amazon;
In a journey across the landscapes of time and place, between the changes in life like the evolution of sand and sea, Watson’s poetry tells of the human heart through tiny stories and images that linger in the mind as a meditation of the soul.


The Gospel According to Yeshua’s Cat
C.L. Francisco. C.L. Francisco. $11.98 paper (256p), ISBN 9781493539314; $4.99 e-book ASIN B00FN9OWHU
A biography of Jesus of Nazareth from the viewpoint of a cat who travels hidden in his robes.


The Structure of Humanity: Arranged Marriage Systems Explain Human Evolution
A.K.H. Taylor. Paperatta. $28.95 paper (420p), ISBN 9780987494511
An original evolutionary theory that argues that arranged marriage systems played the major role in defining human behavioral and morphological traits.


The Hinge: The Importance of Mental Toughness
Dr. Rob Bell. DRB Press. $21.99 hardcover (120p), ISBN 9780989918480; $7.99 e-book ISBN 9780989918497
Every door has a hinge. A door that doesn’t is a wall; it just doesn’t work. The Hinge is that one moment, event, or person that makes all the difference. This is the importance of Mental Toughness.

Sports & Recreation

Sport Optics
Alan R. Hale. Hale Optics. $24.95 paper (186p), ISBN 9780989791601
A helpful guide for purchasers of binoculars, rifle scopes, spotting scopes for use in hunting, bird-watching, astronomy, nature viewing, and other hobbies.


Slowspoke: A Unicyclist’s Guide to America
Mark Schimmoeller. Synandra Press/Alice Peck Editorial. $14.95 paper (311p), ISBN 9780986058707
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A memoir comparing a perilous and enchanting journey on a unicycle with a life lived close to the land, next to an endangered woods.