A memoir of Tennessee Williams’s last year and a novel for adults about growing up dyslexic are among the titles that booksellers, publishers, and agents are encouraged to take a look at in the listings of self-published books below. Some of these authors are waiting to be discovered; others have a track record and a following, and are doing it on their own.

Biography & Autobiography

The Ugly One in the Middle: An Adoptee’s Wicked and Hilarious Search for Identity and Love
Alex Stan Campbell. Alexis Broadcasting Co. $29.95 hardcover (408p), ISBN 9780993655005; $7 e-book ISBN 9780993655036
Bookstores; Amazon; BN.com; Kobo
The story of an adoptee’s search through five marriages to find two women—his birth mother and the angelic girl of his dreams.

Escape from Shanghai
Paul C. Huang. PCH Publishing. $9.95 paper (235p), ISBN 9780615970745
Amazon; BN.com
Huang shares the never-before-told government secrets that his mother, Jane Sun, discovered during World War II and chronicles her harrowing escape from brutal Japanese forces.

The Ambivalent Memoirist: Obsessions Digressions Epiphanies
Sandra Hurtes. CreateSpace. $12.95 paper (217p), ISBN 9781492359722; $5.99 e-book ASIN B00HJQQ50W
Amazon; BN.com
A daughter of Holocaust survivors searches for home through teaching, writing, and exploring family history.

In the Frightened Heart of Me: Tennessee Williams’s Last Year
Tony Narducci. iUniverse. $31.95 hardcover (302p), ISBN 9781475965957; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9781475965964
iUniverse; BN.com; Amazon
A memoir of Tennessee Williams’s last year as seen through the eyes of a young man who idolized the great playwright and became an intimate companion and love object. Includes eight love letters written by Williams.

Cry of the Phoenix
Colleen O’Connor. Cat’s Eye Enterprises. $19.95 paper (207p), ISBN 9780978398804
Amazon; Mac’s Fireweed Books
A story of personal tragedy to triumph. Born in Vancouver, O’Connor was married by the age of 15 to a young Navy recruit. Within five years, despite her protests—and without just cause—her three children were taken from her. At the heart of this story lies a secret.

Body, Mind & Spirit

The Hunger for Home: The Map of My Journey, with Space for Yours
Elizabeth Fox Brewer. Citrine Press. $15 paper (426p), ISBN 9780615788500
Amazon; BN.com
Joy and meaning don’t have to be places you visit. This book can help you make them your home.

Business & Economics

Guardians of the Dream: The Enduring Legacy of America’s Immigrants
Paul Hsu. Maxwell Publishing. $24.95 hardcover (192p), ISBN 9780986073502; $9.99 e-book ASIN B00JQMJR0M; BN ID 2940149460748
Stories of those who have fostered the entrepreneurial spirit and achieved great success, enriching the economy and improving America’s ability to compete in the world.


In the Shadow of Lies: A Mystery Novel
M.A. Adler. She Writes Press. $16.95 paper (280p), ISBN 9781938314827; $9.95 e-book ISBN 9781938314896
Bookstores; Amazon; BN.com
Not a love note to the “greatest generation” but a haunting portrayal of prejudice, deception, and murder set in tumultuous Richmond, Calif., during WWII.

Far Away, I Land
Viki Alles-Crouch. Inkwater Press. $21.95 paper (370p), ISBN 9781629010250; $7.99 e-book ASIN B00KC2Z8W6
Amazon; BN.com
Connecting the lives of people who meet purely by chance, this story travels through World War II Europe and the island of Ceylon.

The Dog Boy
Noel Anenberg. Button Willow Press. $12.95 paper (288p), ISBN 9780615827216; $1.95 e-book ISBN 9780989568401
Amazon; BN.com
A mother and son struggle against racism in 1940s America.

Exorcising the Sins
F. Damion Barela. CreateSpace. $15.99 paper (320p), ISBN 9781493706433
Amazon; BN.com
Possessed as a boy by the unthinkable sins of a priest, a man living in darkness finds an unorthodox way of casting out the ecclesiastic evil.

Anita Bihovsky. Anita Bihovsky. $12.99 paper (244p), ISBN 9781495474804; $5.99 e-book ASIN B00J5IB1DI
Amazon; BN.com
After learning that her dying mother isn’t her biological parent, Selene endeavors to discover her birth mother’s identity and stumbles into a life-threatening situation.

The Good Ones
LaWanda Butler. CreateSpace. $9.99 paper (90p), ISBN 9781482777185; $6.99 e-book ASIN B00GJ6DD76
Amazon; BN.com
A cop with a past tries to take down the deadliest gangster in the city to rescue the best friend he lost in childhood, only to find out that the truth isn’t as clear-cut as he thought.

Pockets of the Dead: Dawnland, Vol. 1
Karen Carr. CreateSpace. $9.99 paper (230p), ISBN 9781495958991; 99¢ e-book ASIN B00I9HAMZE
Amazon; BN.com
Meet Hella Paige: she kills zombies. It’s not her fault—her virus kills them. Worse, her bite turns humans into them.

The Great Liars: They Knew He Knew. Too Bad for Him.
Jerry Jay Carroll. Jerry Jay Carroll. $14 paper (362p), ISBN 9780989826907; $9.99 e-book ASIN B00IEM9TKI
Amazon; BN.com
Lowell Brady knows too many secrets about the Pearl Harbor attack treachery. When he tells oral historian Harriet Gallatin, she too must be silenced.

30 Days
G.R. Case. Cool Blue Books. $15.99 paper (398p), ISBN 9780972159326; $6.99 e-book ISBN 9780972159333
BN.com; Amazon
Marcus Freling kidnaps and tortures a murderer in the Catskill Mountains after his niece is killed by the man in Harlem, N.Y.

A Tight Grip: A Novel About Golf, Love Affairs, and Women of a Certain Age
Kay Rae Chomic. She Writes Press. $16.95 paper (225p), ISBN 9781938314766; $9.95 e-book ISBN 9781938314773
Amazon; BN.com
In a celebration of female friendship, Jane “Par” Parker processes life, discovers the power of adversity, and evolves as a person, an athlete, and a best friend.

Death Tunnel
Robert Curtis. CreateSpace. $16.97 paper (767p), ISBN 9781493524495; $6.99 e-book ASIN B00IIOWAP8; BN ID 2940045860413
Amazon; Smashwords; BN.com
An aging assassin describes how he dressed up the murder of a beloved member of the British royal family to look like an accident.

The Return of the Santa Fe Super Chief
Douglas Folsom. CreateSpace. $12.95 paper (208p), ISBN 9781480074736; $8.99 e-book ISBN 9781623469214
Amazon; BN.com
When a mysterious stranger challenges successful ad executive Roger Storm to restore a famous old luxury train, Roger risks everything to attain a happiness that he never knew he was missing.

The Dancing Road
Pamela Fox. CreateSpace. $8.99 paper (189p), ISBN 9781495351051; $5.99 e-book ASIN B00JFHEPUK
Amazon; BN.com
Recently widowed, Meli Stone embarks on an adventurous journey that leads to self-discovery. Traveling from Santa Clarita to Broken Arrow, pulling a renovated Airstream, Meli learns about her Cherokee heritage, herself, and life.

A Little Piece of Me
Stephen A. Geller. AuthorHouse. $26.95 hardcover (290p), ISBN 9781481762328; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9781481762311
Accomplished pianist Marcia Kleinman is forced to make heart-wrenching decisions. Her little boy will likely need a liver transplant, and she wants to donate a portion of her own liver.

Mr. Boardwalk
Louis Greenstein. New Door Books. $14.95 paper (310p), ISBN 9780978863678; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9780978863685
On the Atlantic City boardwalk, a boy discovers friendship and romance, but then his boardwalk life collapses. Decades later he tries to learn from his past.

Ox Herding: A Secular Pilgrimage
Jackie Griffiths. Jackie Griffiths. $9.08 paper (180p), ISBN 9780992928704; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9780992928711
jackie@jgriff.net; (01144) 7841-382506 (U.K.)
After a mysterious note is left to her in a will, Jae embarks on a fateful philosophical adventure to find the answers she seeks.

Jumping the Line
Michael G. Harpold. Book Publishers Network. $16.95 paper (275p), ISBN 9781940598055; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00GS96KQA
(907) 225-1315
A Mexican jumps the line—the U.S. border—and takes the job of a Mexican-American farmworker. Years later, the farmworker’s son and the illegal immigrant meet.

Growing Up Greenwich: A Tale of Wealth, Race, Sex and Change, and a Few Good Nuns
Sarah Ito. Sarah Ito. $9.99 ISBN 9781495113864
Amazon; BN.com
A snarky, somewhat true tale of growing up working class in what is arguably America’s wealthiest community, from 1959 to 1979.

Defending Eve: A Divorce Lawyer’s Secrets to Keeping Love—Not Ending It!
Adam Scott Jaffe. Adam Scott Jaffe. $17.99 paper (386p), ISBN 9781482030594; $7.99 e-book ISBN 9781624889189
Inspired by true events but not meant as a self-help book, this story intends to leave the reader with many valuable lessons to better all relationships.

Due Unto: Denmark Vesey’s Story
K.F. Jones. Two Harbors Press. $24.95 hardcover (396p), ISBN 9781484084854; $9.99 e-book ASIN B00E2OV0W2
Amazon; jellybooks.com; BN.com
In 1799, Denmark buys his freedom with lottery winnings. When threatened, he must decide: To what extremes will he go to protect his family?

Bloodridge: Spies Lie, Book 1
D.S. Kane. Swiftshadow Group. $14.99 paper (384p), ISBN 9780996059107; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780996059114
Amazon; BN.com
After Jon Sommers’s fiancée dies in a car bombing, he is visited by Mossad spymaster Yigdal Ben-Levy, who recruits him by telling him who the bomb maker was. But things aren’t as they appear.

Measure of Danger
Jay Klages. Jay Klages. $2.99 e-book ISBN 9780692220825
Kade Sims is a young former intelligence officer recruited to collect evidence of organized crime at a biotech company in rural Oregon. Instead he uncovers the activities of a high-tech militia and a savage terror threat to the nation.

Farmer’s Son
N.E. Lasater. N.E. Lasater. $14.95 paper (384p), ISBN 9780990306900; $6.99 e-book ISBN 9780990306917
Amazon; BN.com
What do you do when you can’t read? How do you answer when your father calls you his defective son? “Those of us with learning disabilities will find special meaning, but everyone will enjoy the story of Bobby and his family” (Thomas H. Kean, dyslexic, former governor of New Jersey). “Lasater has a true understanding of the struggles and isolation many feel” (William Gaston Caperton III, dyslexic, former CEO, the College Board).

Lastborn: A Phantasmagorical Tale
Prudence Brown Lev. CreateSpace. $12.75 paper (232p), ISBN 9781491003312; $9.99 e-book ASIN B00JVVSNKI
Amazon; BN.com
A fact-driven narrative that recreates the last year of the dinosaurs, including the apocalyptic ending to their reign on Earth.

Memoirs of a Comatose Brain Surgeon: Medical Thriller
Charles Benedict Lewison. CreateSpace. $20.30 paper (606p), ISBN 9781484880272; $3.99 e-book ASIN B00JZAOLLA
A pioneering brain-machine-interfacing surgeon gets shot, goes into a coma, and delves into his subconscious mind to regenerate his body and reenergize his soul.

The Clever Mill Horse
Jodi Lew-Smith. Caspian Press. $16.99 paper (424p), ISBN 9780991341207; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9780991341214
In 1810, Ella Kenyon is happiest in the thick New York woods, tracking game. But she’s vowed to finish her grandfather’s lifework: a machine that could rescue her family and save her struggling town. Fulfilling her promise takes Ella from Iroquois country to the sophisticated streets of Philadelphia and to Washington City, a capital younger and wilder than Ella herself.

Deep Down Things
Tamara Linse. Willow Words. $14.95 paper (320p), ISBN 9780991386734; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9780991386741
Three siblings are torn apart by a charismatic bullrider turned writer, but love triumphs despite tragedy.

Beyond the Mangroves
Linda Marie. iUniverse. $19.95 paper (336p), ISBN 9781491726174; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9781491726198
BN.com; Amazon
A tale of betrayal and trust; love lost and found. The story of a life of survival after overwhelming treachery and abandonment in the most unlikely of places—an island hidden deep within the watery expanse of the Everglades.

Status Quo
Henry Mosquera. Oddity Media. $9.99 paper (390p), ISBN 9780991660100; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9780991660117
A struggling author writes an offensive novel to get attention. It skyrockets him to fame and fortune, but success comes at a great price.

The Rule of Equity
Jonathan Neville. Letmereadit.com. $14.99 paper (342p), ISBN 9781482687422; $4.99 e-book ASIN B00I60E85E
Native Americans conspire with high-ranking insiders in the federal government to reclaim their sovereignty and save the nation from imminent collapse.

Flying into the Storm
Bill Norris. Nekko Books. $14.99 paper (259p), ISBN 9780991540914; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9780991540921
Amazon; BN.com
A novel of war, duty, compassion, and friendship that carries the reader through the jungles of Vietnam and into the heart and mind of the American soldier.

Tea Cups & Tiger Claws
Timothy Patrick. Country Scribbler. $15.99 paper (435p), ISBN 9780989354400; $4.99 e-book ASIN B00HKN1J3M
Amazon; BN.com
In 1916, the birth of identical triplets excites a small town. Soon the sisters are split up—two are sent to live in a mansion, and the third is abandoned in a work camp. Over the next 50 years, their lives will intersect in surprising ways.

The Tri-Ad: The Rise and Fall
Steve & Sandy Peck. RoseDog Books. $26 paper (298p), ISBN 9781480903678; $21 e-book ISBN 9781480901056
Three childhood friends control organized crime in San Francisco. But when their empire starts to crumble, can they save one another and their souls?

David Christopher Perez. David C Perez. $14 paper (292p), ISBN 9780991568901; $5.99 e-book ISBN 9780991568925
When Daniel, 22 and extremely intelligent, loses the greatest love of his life, his mind and life begin to unravel in eerie, mysterious ways.

Blood Doctrine
Christian Piatt. Square Core Media. $14.99 paper (183p), ISBN 9781938633553; $7.50 e-book
What if through modern science we had the power to resurrect Jesus? And what role could a teenage boy play? Speculative fiction appropriate for young adults.

True Colors: The Colors Trilogy, Book Three
K.R. Raye. J-pad Publishing. $13.95 paper (408p), ISBN 9781940361093; $5.99 e-book ISBN 9781940361079
After tragedy strikes, Imani, Melody, and Lance try to rekindle their college friendship. Can they move forward or will ghosts from their past haunt them?

Childhood Games
J.M. Roach. Roach City Publishing. $16.99 paper (368p), ISBN 9781499309089; $3.99 e-book ASIN B00K1LMWUO
Amazon; BN.com
They broke her and rebuilt her as a weapon. They trained her to be unstoppable—they succeeded. They raised her to be obedient—they failed.

Song of the Highlands: The Cambels
K.E. Saxon. Passion Flower Publishing. $22.99 paper (574p), ISBN 9781499399059; $6.99 e-book ISBN 9780988180383
Amazon; BN.com
He captured her innocence with his savage desire; she conquered his heart with her song.

The Birdcatcher: 30th Anniversary Revisit
Walter Joseph Schenck Jr. iUniverse. $29.95 paper (568p), ISBN 9781462005826; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9781462005833
BN.com; Amazon
A man’s stories of Vietnam and his ability to absorb other people’s personalities may help him find redemption.

Steal Away
Rayanne Sinclair. Hopetoun Publishing. $12.95 paper (234p), ISBN 9780989750202; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780989750219
Amazon; BN.com
On a trip to the British Isles as a break from job hunting, Anne Ledwell meets a handsome Scotsman. He’s smitten with her after one short evening together, but how will she feel about him once she knows his past? A story about family, faith, friends, and strength of character.

Widow’s Walk: Part 2, The Reckoning
Kenneth Spillias. Abbott Press. $16.99 paper (234p), ISBN 9781458213013; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9781458213006
Rev. Jim Donovan made a fresh start with his family in the peaceful town of Paradise. Soon feelings of sin stir within him, and he struggles to escape evil. Will Jim rise above his demons and find forgiveness, or will his own sin destroy him, along with those he loves?

Only the Dead Can Talk
Al Sundel. Alfred Sundel. $4.99 e-book ISBN 9781626528819
E-book retailers
This post-Holocaust thriller focuses on one little “Mengele” from the Nazi Doctors Trial. A DNA pioneer, his gory experiments surpass Jack the Ripper’s.

Atlantic LoveSong
G.J. Supernovich. Red Barn Books of Vermont. $15.95 paper (242p), ISBN 9781935922445; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9781935922452
Amazon; BN.com
Park ranger Julia DeCarlo delights in raising and releasing eaglets in Maine’s Acadia National Park, while hoping for another chance at love. She thinks she’s found it when she meets David Zuckerman, owner of an outdoor clothing store. But David has custody of his daughter—will the three find the flexibility and courage to form a new family?

Every Day Needs a Dog
Billi Tiner. Tinerbooks. $10.50 paper (264p), ISBN 9781499371123; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00K5A01ZE
Amazon; BN.com
When Elizabeth Fischer loses her big-city job, she’s left with big bills and few options. She reluctantly accepts a job as president of an animal shelter in a small town. She has no idea how much her life is about to change.

Emily Vance. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (396p), ISBN 9781493184002; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9781493184019
After escaping sacrifice in ancient Tenochtitlán, Mati must escape death as the city wages war with the Spanish conquistadors.

Mateguas Island: A Novel of Terror and Suspense
Linda Watkins. Argon Press. $16.95 paper (382p), ISBN 9780991055449; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780991055456
Amazon; BN.com
On a remote island, a troubled family is trying to start over. But unbeknownst to them, their inherited property is shrouded in ancient magic that could destroy them.

The Killer App: Would You Die to Be Young Again?
John Writher. Higive.com. $9.99 paper (342p), ISBN 9780992837310; $3.99 e-book ASIN B00IP1ZUYW
Amazon; BN.com
In a future generation, Britain is crippled by the costs of an aging population. The new prime minister teams up with a ruthless American businessman and a genetic scientist wedded to her laboratory, and the trio hatch a killer experiment to revolutionize society. All they need is someone willing to die to be young again.

Health & Fitness

The Thyroid Cure: The Functional Mind-Body Approach to Reversing Your Autoimmune Condition and Reclaiming Your Health!
Michelle Corey. Vibrant Way Press. $24.95 paper (511p), ISBN 9781939376008; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9781939376015
A comprehensive discussion of autoimmune thyroid disease for patients and health care providers alike.


Minoan Signs: An African Language
G.J.K. Campbell-Dunn. BookWhirl.com. $45.30 paper (136p), ISBN 978-1618563606; $9.99 e-book
This Linear A decipherment uses the comparative method to identify the language group of Linear A and explores the sounds, forms, and grammar.

The Boys of Chattanooga
Clyde Hedges. Clyde Hedges. $13.50 paper (370p), ISBN 9781477650394
Amazon; BN.com
The story of the siege of and battle for Chattanooga fought in November 1863 as seen through the eyes of three common soldiers.

Juvenile Fiction
Rocket Ship
C.O.B. Grey Line Press. $10 paper (265p), ISBN 9780983002833; $5 e-book ISBN 9780983002840
The story of two friends and the extremes they go through to save each other and others like them, before the world they live in destroys them all. Ages 8–12.

Aba and Shamana: The Legend Begins
Cynthia L. Floriani. Vivid Publishing. $3.99 e-book ISBN 9781925171808
Amazon; BN.com
A story of love and friendship between Aba, a giant donkey imbued with supernatural abilities, and Shamana, the young girl who raises him. Ages 7–10.

The Umpire
William Francis. CreateSpace. $10.99 paper (318p), ISBN 9781495493577; $3.99 e-book
Amazon; BN.com
Michael Briggs dreams of reaching the major leagues, not as a player but as an umpire. Follow Michael’s journey from a geeky teenager bullied by jocks to a young man pursuing his passion. Ages 12–up.

Piko, the Dog with No Tail
Tom Gillaspy, illus. by Larry Underkoffler. Beaver’s Pond Press. $14.95 hardcover (32p), ISBN 9781592989430
On an adventure to find her missing tail because she doesn’t think she is beautiful without it, Piko finds friendship, bravery, and true beauty. Ages 4–7.

Dark & Day
Israel Grey. TechTree Publishing. $15.55 paper (445p), ISBN 9780615368047; $6.99 e-book ISBN 9780984926312
Amazon; BN.com
The Dark is an icy wasteland where people in steampunk cities dream of returning to the stars. The Day is a lush land of magic, where mythological creatures live in harmony under the still-burning sun. Then a boy discovers a relic that could destroy the fragile balance. Ages 10–up.

Serge Backwards
Rob Gruen. Content&. $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.

Veggie Rhapsody: I Want You in My Lunch
Ray Anthony James, illus. by Sommer Jackson. CreateSpace. $10.26 paper (28p), ISBN 9781495219290
Amazon; BN.com
A book of rhymes that encourages kids to include veggies in their lunch. The crunch-and-munch refrain will get children humming this book, which creates a subliminal link to eating veggies. Ages 3–6.

Silence in the Wild: A Summer in Maine
Dale C. Jellison. CreateSpace. $11.99 paper (294p), ISBN 9781494853686; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00IMLMGA6; BN ID 2940045721738
A coming-of-age adventure that follows a 12-year-old boy who wears a hearing aid as he learns about hope, friendship, and survival at a summer camp in Maine. Ages 8–12.

The Overending: Wood Cow Chronicles, #2
Rick Johnson. CreateSpace. $11.99 paper (284p), ISBN 9781497328686; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9780692224069
Amazon; BN.com
For untold ages, Tilk Duraow has been the impregnable center of the High One’s slaving system. But now 15-year-old Helga’s revolution puts it at risk. Ages 11–up.

Peety and the Magic Bone
Nikole Lawson. Nikole Lawson. $15 paper (56p), ISBN 9781494462604; $8 e-book ASIN B00JMV92IE
Amazon; BN.com
Follow Peety and Sparky on a magical adventure where the true gifts in life are revealed—the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Ages 5–8.

St. Blair: Children of the Night
E.W. Skinner. E.W. Skinner. $14.95 paper (196p), ISBN 9781499149210; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00GDJ06OM
Amazon; BN.com
Sybille Malone lives in an overpopulated Manhattan, Region One, of Global Good 2202. She is desperate until she finds a relic of a past civilization. Ages 13–up.

Violet Storm
Anna Soliveres. Anna Soliveres. $12.99 paper (306p), ISBN 9780996014908; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9780996014915
Amazon; BN.com
Aeva Storm is a champion athlete with all the skills of a fighter, augmented against her will to become a weapon that will change the fate of the world. Ages 12–up.

Little Jimmy Says, “Same Is Lame”
Jimmy Vee, illus. by Mike Motz. Atlas Press. $17.99 hardcover (32p), ISBN 9780985478223
Little Jimmy is a small guy with a big mission: help people realize how special they really are. Readers will find out what makes them unique and why being different is actually cool. Ages 4–8.

A Monster for Tea
Walter Williams. Fernwood & Hedges Books. $15.99 hardcover (32p), ISBN 9780989069830
Amazon; BN.com
The little girl was not afraid of the monster—she invited him to tea. The monster did not know what tea was. He only knew about eating people and animals and tearing apart buildings and breathing fire. Ages 4–8.

Juvenile Nonfiction

Maezie’s Pumpkin Patch: Based on a True Story
Lynn Martin Snowden. Petunia Publications. $17.95 hardcover (32p), ISBN 9780991492909
(626) 300-8764
Maezie receives national news coverage after her pumpkin patch is looted. With support from many, she finds the spirit needed to recreate her magnificent patch. Ages 3–6.


Grow Younger Like Me: Feel 29 Again and Again: How to Look, Feel, and Function Younger Without Stress
Vernon F. Williams, MD. Advantage Media Group. $26.99 hardcover (198p), ISBN 9781599324753; $9.99 e-book ASIN B00JPQNW2I; BN ID 2940149229697
A medical doctor’s personal battle to regain his health, happiness, and youthfulness provides readers with a guide to feeling younger again.


The Perfect Lover’s Handbook: The Reason of Great Love Stories
Robert Dubois. CreateSpace. $9 paper (76p), ISBN 9781499267570; $4.99 e-book ASIN B00K5YWIPQ
After more than 20 years of experience in loving women, Robert Dubois decided that his knowledge should benefit other men as well. This is a book about the game of love, marriage, and liaisons. Dubois says it can save your marriage.

The Coconut Latitudes: Secrets, Storms, and Survival in the Caribbean
Rita M. Gardner. She Writes Press. $16.95 paper (204p), ISBN 9781631529016
Gardner’s father moved the family to an isolated beachfront coconut plantation in the Dominican Republic—his idea of paradise. But it’s in the path of hurricanes and in the grip of a brutal dictator. A memoir of surviving a reality far from the envisioned Eden and of the terrible cost of keeping secrets.

1,001 Tips for Writers: Words of Wisdom About Writing, Getting Published, and Living the Literary Life
William A. Gordon. North Ridge Books. $15.95 paper (192p), ISBN 9780937813102; $8.95 e-book ISBN 9780937813096
Nrbooks.com; Amazon; BN.com
This quotation book offers advice about writing and getting published today. Gordon’s goal is to give writers a better head start.

My Soul Is Among Lions: Pages from the Breast Cancer Archives
Ellen Leopold. Valley Green Press. $9 paper (192p), ISBN 9780989873703; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780989873727
Amazon; BN.com
A selection of articles and essays on the social history of breast cancer written over the past 20 years and a memoir written 100 years ago.


Forced Attrition
Danny Schneider. CreateSpace. $15 paper (114p), ISBN 9780615975436; $9.99 e-book ASIN B00J7OQDQA
Amazon; BN.com
A collection of thoughts put to page from years lived, as well as the struggles of man and the relation we have with nature, religion, love, and most of all one another.


Predestination: The Pharaoh Account of Grace
Joachim P.C. Acolatse Jr. AuthorHouse. $16.95 paper (228p), ISBN 9781491854709; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9781491854716
An exegesis of predestination Scripture, consonant with John 3:16, presents an explanation of God’s call, justification, and glorification, including Pharaoh and the Exodus account.

The Hidden Light: Exploring the Biblical Creation Story and Its Wisdom for Today
Andrew D. Kaplan. East Rock Books. $16.39 paper (184p), ISBN 9780991331901; $1 e-book ASIN B00KESO1F8
Scholarly and spiritual, filled with color illustrations and engaging stories, this book is intended to enhance the reader’s understanding and appreciation of the Bible’s most mysterious story.

Sam Tatum. Devvon House Publishing. $15 paper (280p), ISBN 9780966774801; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9780966774825
(214) 213-2081
There is a grand crevasse between science and theology, two disciplines whose focus is truth. Tatum offers his evidence that the Bible points to science, and science points to the Bible.


Stress Less: 10 Balancing Insights on Work and Life
Amy Freeman. Daylight Press. $14.99 paper (84p), ISBN 9780964197121; $8.99 e-book ISBN 9780964197138
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This book offers 10 tangible ways to deal with stress, balance a busy life, and embrace peace of mind. Worksheets and interactive video access included.

Our Dreams for Our Children: Creating Legacies that Inspire Each New Generation to Achieve a Brighter Future
Richard O. Weijo. CreateSpace. $13.99 paper (154p), ISBN 9781493763443; $4.99 e-book ASIN B00KGCGLZK
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A wake-up call to baby boomers to discover the power of legacy and to start now to plan how they will share their legacies for the benefit of future generations.

Technology & Engineering

The Art of Troubleshooting
Jason Maxham. CreateSpace. $49.99 paper (356p), ISBN 9781497522152; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00KJNT51I
A combination of theory and practice to help the reader master the principles that underlie the diagnosis and repair of all machines.


Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive! True Stories from a Curious Traveler
Laurie McAndish King. Destination Insights. $14.95 paper (230p), ISBN 9780985267278; $7.99 e-book ASIN B00LKRX43W
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Part cultural tour, part prayer to the natural world, this collection of travel stories circles the globe with lively adventures and intimate insights.