Booksellers, publishers, and agents are encouraged to take a look at the listings of 68 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.
All the Rest of Her Days
Jane McCarthy. CreateSpace. $16 paper (260p), ISBN 978-1-4952-8766-4; $4.99 e-book ASIN B00P1NMOH8
This novel contains layers of loss, love, and guilt that affect two families and three generations from the 1950s to the 1990s from Ireland to Massachusetts. In 1957 a young girl is forced to give up her child for adoption; 30 years later he contacts her. Stunned, she must decide to see him or continue on with her life without him.
Bare with Me
Siafu. Dorrance Publishing. $16 paper (174p), ISBN 978-1-4809-0923-6; $11 e-book ISBN 978-1-4809-0785-0
A sweet and sour adventure of marriage when a proctologist surprises his plastic surgery connoisseur wife with an “eco-trip”—clothes optional.
The Belief in Angels
J. Dylan Yates. She Writes Press. $16.95 paper (314p), ISBN 978-1-938314-64-3; $9.95 e-book ISBN 978-1-938314-65-0
A family saga that explores the darkest side of human nature—and the incontrovertible, uplifting power of hope. Jules Finn and Samuel Trautman know that sorrow can sink deeply, so deeply it can drown the spirit. These two wounded souls—one struggling to survive her childhood with her sanity intact, the other haunted by memories from his past—must decide: surrender to the grief that threatens to destroy them, or find the strength to swim for the surface.
Black Is Not a Color
Rozsa Gaston. CreateSpace. $12.95 paper (330p), ISBN 978-1-4903-4073-9; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00JAP1T56
How do you look after a parent who didn’t look after you when you were a child? Ava Fodor struggles to take care of her father, Zsolt, a refugee from Hungary’s 1956 failed uprising. Not only does Ava not know how to cook, she has a full-time job, a French boyfriend, and limited patience. Yet Zsolt Fodor’s conversation is filled with paprika-spiced tidbits of which Ava and her friends can’t get enough. Anna Magnani versus Sophia Loren? Elizabeth Taylor versus Jackie Kennedy Onassis? The tango as one of the most important social phenomena of the 20th century? Zsolt Fodor fascinates Ava when he’s not annoying her. When readers see how truly bad Ava is at looking after her father, they may feel better about their own caregiving for an aging parent. Laughing or crying, they may find themselves on their feet with Ava and Zsolt, dancing the csárdás and drinking Bull’s Blood wine.
Blaustein’s Kiss: Stories by Judith Felsenfeld
Judith Felsenfeld. Epigraph Publishing. $14.95 paper (144p), ISBN 978-1-936940-64-6; $5.95 e-book ASIN B00JRJAV4A
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In 11 bold and tender stories, Felsenfeld grapples with the complexities of multigenerational family life. The impulse to connect is a major theme: a mother who has lost her rightful place in the family, parents ambitious for a child beyond reasonableness, a nursing home runaway and the woman who shields him, the ongoing pull of the immigrant experience as a family faces challenges to their lifelong myths and assumptions. This collection is linked occasionally by character but always by Felsenfeld’s voice.
Daryl Hajek. CreateSpace. $9.99 paper (242p), ISBN 978-1-4997-9627-8; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00MLBQ7BM
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Two long-separated sisters and their mysterious mother engage in a battle of wits over an estate.
Click Date Repeat
K.J. Farnham. CreateSpace. $11.95 paper (294p), ISBN 978-1-4996-5657-2; $3.99 e-book ASIN B00MXSLAJC
Chloe Thompson journeys into a world of matches, icebreakers, and awkward first kisses. Will she find herself and “the one” online, or will the ever-growing pile of humorous and downright disastrous dates leave her wishing she’d never embarked on the journey in the first place? There’s only one way to find out: Click. Date. Repeat.
Delicate: The Alchemy of Emily Greyson
Debi Cimo. TouchNot Studio. $16.99 paper (484p), ISBN 978-0-9884918-0-9; $2.99 e-book ASIN B009XUVFUM; BN ID 2940015918342
Born out of blood and bitterness, a broken legend mires everything in secrets and mysticism. An epic fairy tale of love, sacrifice, revenge, and the power to endure.
Falling on the Bright Side
Michael Gray. ABQ Press. $16.95 paper (330p), ISBN 978-0-9916046-3-0
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A novel that draws upon the author’s experience with nursing homes, the courage of the disabled, and the power of forgiveness. Larry’s redemption comes when he learns to help others.
Life Over Death
Grant Fletcher. CreateSpace. $12.99 paper (308p), ISBN 978-1-4996-7493-4; $8.99 e-book ASIN B00KMKSYJC
Tom Roddin mysteriously receives the “gift of Hope”—the ability to create 10 miracles in exchange for 10 deaths of people of his own choosing. Dealing with the power of the gift and the consequences of his choices takes Tom on a soul-baring journey that tests his moral foundation and redefines the boundaries of situational ethics. Seemingly confident toward the end of his journey as a gifter, Tom finds his world quickly unraveling with a series of events that forces him to dig deep into his pure heart before he makes his final two choices.
The Mural: A Novel
Jeffry R. Halverson. Grand Strand Press. $10.10 paper (266p), ISBN 978-0-692-22586-8; 99¢ e-book ASIN B00MGPYS7S
A routine story sends a young reporter on the search of a lifetime.
Pegasus to Paradise
Michael Tappenden. Acorn/Palace Park Press. $15 paper (364p), ISBN 978-1-909121-83-6; $4.99 e-book ASIN B00CS94RBO
Based on a true story. In the early hours of June 6, 1944, Cpl. Ted Tappenden lands as part of a glider-borne force to secure vital bridges in Normandy, the first Allied action of D-day. He returns from the war somehow unscathed and a hero, but as he tries to resume normal life with his young wife and family, he is haunted by the terrors of battle. A salute to the extraordinary efforts of ordinary men and women in World War II, and a commentary on the lives of real people in postwar England.
The Plateau of Remembrance
Michael Moon. Balboa Press. $11.99 paper (118p), ISBN 978-1-45251-395-9; $3.99 e-book ISBN 978-1-45251-396-6
The pilgrimage of the Great Wanderer Zearben into the uncharted dreamtime mirage lands. A new hero has arrived, this time from the Australian desert. This book examines aspects and qualities of the human condition in relation to nature’s sublime paradoxes.
Pretender at the Gate (Markinch Series, Book 2)
S.J. Garland. Maple Kakapo. $9.50 paper (244p), ISBN 978-0-473-29437-3; $2.99 e-book ISBN 978-0-473-29438-0
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Captain Esmond Clyde-Dalton is charged with finding a document linking leading Scottish nobles to James Stuart’s 1708 invasion attempt. He must search through the increasingly dangerous streets of Edinburgh to find the traitors threatening his kingdom. Clyde-Dalton must also find and rescue the woman he loves before it’s too late.
Rootless: An Academic Excursion
Jeanne Farewell. Puddingdale Press. $15.95 paper (339p), ISBN 978-0-9778509-4-5
The discovery of a Victorian novel by Henry Radcliff is big news in academia, providing much material for scholars, biographers, and pundits. When Professor Sarah Bolton arrives in Dublin for a tour that will take her and fellow members of the Henry Radcliff Society on a journey to retrace the author’s footsteps, she little knows that the experience will prompt her to question her own steps as well.
Sex, Drugs, and Schizophrenia
Jonathan Harnisch. CreateSpace. $29.99 paper (824p), ISBN 978-1-5029-2552-7; $9.99 e-book ASIN B00P041UX2; BN ID 2940150607842
The collected writings of Jonathan Harnisch contribute to the public understanding of mental illness through a work of transgressive fiction with a heart.
The Swastika Tattoo
Geraldine Birch. CreateSpace. $13.99 paper (314p), ISBN 978-1-5002-5714-9; $6.99 e-book ASIN B008EXSA2U; BN ID 2940045083164
A captured German is sent to an Arizona POW camp, where he picks cotton for a Jewish farmer and comes face-to-face with the bigotry he learned in the Hitler Youth.
R.C. Binstock, illus. by Katarzyna Maciak. R.C. Binstock Books. $12.99 paper (366p), ISBN 978-1-5010-9724-9; $5.99 e-book ISBN 978-1-31134638-4
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A rural Massachusetts girl survives profound loss and grows into womanhood and wisdom as her home, community, and way of life are sacrificed to Boston’s new reservoir.
The Thing I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Know
Brent Hartinger. BK Books. $13.99 paper (254p), ISBN 978-0-9846794-8-5; $5.99 e-book ISBN 978-0-9846794-7-8
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Twenty-three-year-old Russel Middlebrook searches for the secret to gay life and love in trendy Seattle. A “new adult” novel by the author of the acclaimed teen novel Geography Club.
Walking Up a Slide: A Rom-Com for Anyone Who Has Ever Pined Over ‘The One That Got Away’
Daley James Francis. BookBaby. $10.99 paper (266p), ISBN 978-1-5008-7837-5; $3.99 e-book ISBN 978-1-4835-3892-1
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Jason Chapman’s love life is as stale as the bread in his kitchen. Forced to confront his failures, Jason has to rebuild his life from the bottom. It just so happens that “the bottom” is watching the girl of his dreams marry somebody else. A potty-mouthed rom-com.
The Weeping Willow Sings
Billie Grable. Billie Jean Grable. $14.95 paper (266p), ISBN 978-1-940598-22-2; $1.99 e-book ISBN 978-0-9886862-1-2
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John O’Brien’s suicide by drowning throws him into an afterlife he never expected. His 15-year-old daughter, Maggie, almost dies trying to save him, and her distorted memory of the traumatic event leaves Maggie believing that John is still alive. Maggie sets off to find her father and the mythical weeping willow he often told her about, a journey that takes her to the world between—and beyond. When Maggie meets imminent danger, John is her only hope for survival. Is it possible for him to cross the boundary between life and death to save his daughter? This novel provides a glimpse into the theory of life after death and the possibility for the dead to make amends with those still living, and reminds us that love never dies.
Goddess in the Silence
Robert Ahanes. Robert Ahanes. $9.99 paper (54p), ISBN 978-0-692-22955-2; $3.99 e-book ASIN B00ODC8IDM; BN ID 2940150550315
Mythical-inspired observations of love and its effect on human psyche, these poems make the case for the feelings evoked by the powers of internal passions.
Carrie Bedford. BooksBnimble Publishing. $9.95 paper (248p), ISBN 978-0-692-28230-4; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00MV3HQL0
London architect Kate Benedict starts seeing auras that seem to signal imminent death. When her warnings go unheeded, she’s forced to turn detective in an attempt to save lives.
Laura Giebfried. CreateSpace. $15.95 paper (552p), ISBN 978-1-5010-9985-4; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00N08XL9G
Trapped at a boarding school on the coast of Maine, Enim Lund finds himself entwined in a series of murders while trying to escape the horrors of his past.
Everlast: A Jake Bronson Thriller (Everlast Duology, Book One)
Richard Bard. Richard Bard. $13.69 paper (300p) ISBN 978-0-692-32136-2; 99¢ e-book ASIN B00PPH8VRM
A gifted child forced to grow up too fast... A father who will do anything to protect him... A cyberterrorist bent on destroying them both.
A False Start
Kris Allis. TSW Wordsmith. $15.95 paper (367p), ISBN 978-0-692-23232-3; 99¢ e-book ASIN B00I9JMEXK; BN ID 2940149533145TSW
One woman’s escape from domestic abuse, using the chaos of 9/11 to disappear, goes awry when an anonymous phone caller alerts her abuser that she is alive. Thus begins a race for her life.
Cynthia Lott. RiverRun Select. $15 paper (210p), ISBN 978-1-939739-30-8; $4.99 e-book ASIN B00MG1F0RE; BN ID 2940150608689
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New Orleans novice detective Brenda Shapira investigates murders committed by a vengeful killer, only to discover that the killer has been dead for 100 years. As she unravels this long-ago mystery steeped in New Orleans history and the yellow fever epidemic, Brenda realizes that she may be the next victim.
The Ice Cap and the Rift
Marshall Chamberlain. Grace Publishing Group. $21.95 paper (374p), ISBN 978-1-5005-1199-9; $9.99 e-book ISBN 978-1-31196640-7
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A comboquake rakes across the 2,500-mile ribbon of the Atlantic Ridge, threatening disaster on three continents. A 15-mile-long rift tears into Iceland’s largest ice cap, spewing a curtain of steam 500 feet in the air. Advanced satellite imagery reveals the dissection of a large cavern down the rift face containing items that shouldn’t be there. Revised second edition.
The Last Election: A Novel of Politics
Gary H. Collins. 21st Century Publishing. $14 paper (334p), ISBN 978-0-9905683-7-7; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00NJ5CRCC
An election saved his life. Will a campaign now destroy it?
Cheryl B. Dale. J&H Press. $14.49 paper (334p), ISBN 978-0-9853910-6-5; $5.99 e-book ISBN 978-0-9853910-5-8
The year 1946: a millionaire dies and his heir vanishes at sea. The year 1962: the estate is about to be disbursed, but a lawyer hires an unsavory actor to impersonate the heir.
The Maghreb Conspiracy: The Third Spy Story in Croft’s Mideast Trilogy
Roger Croft. CreateSpace. $10.99 paper (257p), ISBN 978-1-5008-2332-0; $5.99 e-book ASIN B00P9T93MS
Ex-journalist and occasional MI6 agent Michael Vaux is happily house-sitting in Tangier when the British Secret Intelligence Service persuade him to “come in from the cold.” A high-ranking operative of al-Qaeda in the Muslim Maghreb wishes to defect, promising information that could prevent a series of terrorist bombings and kidnappings. But after the only contact with the would-be defector is assassinated, Vaux finds himself combing the dusty, winding streets of old Tangier while butting heads with an idealistic CIA officer. Meanwhile, the young MI6 agent sent to aid Vaux is kidnapped on Tangier’s hot and sultry corniche. Vaux’s quest to find both his colleague and the al-Qaeda operative pulls him to exotic Melilla, a small Spanish enclave in North Africa, and to storied Casablanca. Vaux finds himself inexorably lured into a labyrinth of deceit where double and triple agents pursue their own shadowy goals and the loyalty of even the most committed MI6 and CIA agents isn’t guaranteed.
Josh Lanyon. JustJoshin Publishing. $4.99 e-book ISBN 978-1-937909-27-7
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Gay FBI agent Adam Darling has a new partner, a new case, and a new chance to resurrect his career, hunting a legendary serial killer in a remote mountain resort in Oregon.
Luke Brimblecombe. Luke Brimblecombe. $2.99 e-book ASIN B00OMLU9UO
A young woman gives up her career in order to conduct a mysterious social experiment on an unsuspecting lover. This psychological thriller explores such themes as anonymity, materialism, and gender.
Beyond Cloud Nine
Greg Spry. Greg Spry. $13.95 paper (334p), ISBN 978-0-9908224-0-0; $4.99 e-book ISBN 978-0-9908224-1-7
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Star fighter pilot Lieutenant Brooke Davis dreams of becoming the first human to fly faster than light. When she stumbles on a conspiracy involving terrorists, aliens, and the highest levels of government, she finds their goals seductive but their methods abhorrent. With the moral core of human civilization hanging in the balance, Davis must risk her shot at history to stop the schemers from forcing their nefarious brand of salvation on the solar system.
Bounds of Redemption, Book 1
M.D. Ireman. Amazon. $2.99 e-book ASIN B00OKZIEGI
A realistic fantasy in which factions from the North and South collide with brutal consequences for the families both responsible and disinterested.
J.R. Evangelisti. CreateSpace. $12 paper (152p), ISBN 978-1-5001-5686-2; 99¢ e-book ASIN B00NMOMHK2
A true mystery for teens and adults of all ages that touches on uplifting messages during the Christmas season. Children’s footprints from 20,000 BC become the discovery of the century.
April White. Corazon Entertainment. $15.99 paper (440p), ISBN 978-0-9885368-1-4; free e-book ISBN 978-0-9885368-2-1
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Seventeen-year-old tagger Saira Elian can handle a mother who mysteriously disappears, a stranger who stalks her around London, and even the noble English grandmother who kicked Saira and her mother out of the family. But when an old graffiti tag in a tube station transports Saira to the 19th century, she realizes she needs help. Archer, a charming student who helps her blend in as much as a modern American teen can in Victorian England, reveals the existence of the Immortals: Time, Nature, Fate, War, and Death, and explains that it is possible to move between centuries if you are a Descendant of Time. Saira finds unexpected friendships at a boarding school for Immortal Descendants and a complicated love with a young man from the past. But time is running out for her mother, and Saira must embrace her new identity as she hides from Archer a devastating secret about his future that may cost him his life.
Mostly Dead Melvin
Foinah Jameson. Smoking Simian Scribbles. $11.99 paper (322p), ISBN 978-0-9908238-0-3; $3.99 e-book ASIN B00NZQBJJW
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Melvin dreams of becoming a vampire, but when he accidentally gets his wish, undeath just isn’t what Mostly Dead Melvin expects. Life dies and then you suck. Kind of.
Something in the House: California Gothic
D.L. Lewis. D.L. Lewis. $8.85 paper (246p), ISBN 978-1-5006-5870-0; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00NS7WED8; BN ID 2940150759572
Inspired by true events. The storms of 1998’s El Niño, old money, and an ancient evil force produce deadly results when an artist goes to spend a pleasant weekend with her friends at a remote estate near the ocean in Northern California.
Truth Insurrected: The Saint Mary Project
Daniel P. Douglas. Geminid Press. $19.95 paper (468p), ISBN 978-0-9907371-0-0; $5.99 e-book ISBN 978-0-9907371-1-7
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As former FBI agent William Harrison investigates a decades-old extraterrestrial cover-up, hired guns and an alien-human hybrid stand in his way of finding and revealing the truth.
The Wanderer’s Children: The Angelorum Twelve Chronicles #2
L.G. O’Connor. Collins-Young Publishing. $19.95 paper (410p), ISBN 978-0-9907381-0-7; $2.99 e-book ISBN 978-0-9907381-1-4
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Cara’s second chance encounter with rocker Brett King is no coincidence. One of the Wanderer’s Children, he and the blood of his secret siblings are the key to gathering the rest of the Twelve—if betrayal and Lucifer don’t rip them apart first.
Tempted (Playing the Edge, Book 1)
Susan Arden. Silver Sprocket Publishing. $2.99 e-book ASIN B00P3IHTP8
A chance encounter between an unyielding businessman and an innocent yoga teacher leads to a provocative contract and a hedonistic relationship.
Pearls of Wisdom in the Queen’s Tea Cup
Darlene Pearce. Outskirts Press. $29.95 hardcover (218p), ISBN 978-1-4787-3746-9; $19.95 paper (218p), ISBN 978-1-4787-3663-9
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This volume is from a tea series collection of books Pearce has written to bring inspiration and healing, and to let women know that they are appreciated and valued as a Cherished Pearl heirloom treasure to be passed on.
Damien Comerford. CreateSpace. $23.99 paper (230p), ISBN 978-1-5003-1402-6; $5.49 e-book ASIN B00NN856C8; BN ID 2940046405408
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Comerford reopens the investigations of five major crime news events—including the death of Princess Diana—to reveal questions the media should have asked to get the truth.
The Key to Hidden Messages in Shakespeare’s Works: The Backward Voice of the Monster with Four Legs and Two Voices
Patrick Jennings. CreateSpace. $16.95 paper (244p), ISBN 978-1-5003-8447-0; $6.95 e-book ASIN B00OG0VYOG
Jennings identifies the various encipherment methods used to conceal messages in Shakespeare’s First Folio and provides proofs of how these methods were, and can be, applied to extrapolate hidden messages and their meaning. Easy to read and sure to spark controversy, this book is intended to appeal to both novice Shakespeare students and established scholars alike.
The Practice of Practice: Get Better Faster
Jonathan Harnum. Sol Ut Press. $19.95 hardcover (277p), ISBN 978-0-9707512-1-8; $14.95 paper (274p), ISBN 978-1-4564-0797-1; $9.99 e-book ASIN B00KVP372M
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By discussing the six aspects of practice, this book will help you get better faster. Clear and concise, it’s written for musicians of any genre, as well as parents and teachers. Don’t practice longer—practice smarter.
Critical Focus: The Black and White Photographs of Harvey Wilson Richards
Paul Richards. Estuary Press. $6.99 e-book ISBN 978-0-9618725-6-4
A presentation of Harvey Richards’s 1960s black-and-white photographs of California farm workers, the peace and civil rights movements, and the environmental movements on the West Coast. It also includes photos from Richards’s trip to the Soviet Union in 1961 with his wife, Alice, and his son, Paul.
The Glow of Paris: The Bridges of Paris at Night
Gary Zuercher. Marcorp. $49.95 hardcover (195p), ISBN 978-0-9906309-0-6
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A collection of evocative nighttime images in gelatin silver photographs of the 35 bridges that span the Seine. No crowds of people or heavy traffic obscure the beauty and strength of the structures, or their romance and symbolism. In black and white, the details shine: the architectural elements, artwork, nearby buildings, trees on the riverbanks, and starry lamps casting paths of light across the water. Accompanied by a historical portrayal.
Time-Lapse Photography: A Complete Introduction to Shooting, Processing and Rendering Time-Lapse Movies with a DSLR Camera
Ryan Chylinski. Stay Curious Co. $29.95 paper (150p), ISBN 978-0-9853757-1-3; $14.99 enhanced e-book ISBN 978-0-9853757-2-0
A technical and practical time-lapse tutorial guidebook for all skill levels designed to get photographers out the door and shooting right away. Learn time-lapse with over 350 easy-to-understand examples, workflows, walkthroughs, and diagrams covering basic and advanced topics.
A Jewish Teen in Brooklyn: Memoirs of Freida R. Ginsberg Stern As Given to the Author
Arnold I. (Lee) Stern Sr. Dorrance Publishing. $21 paper (252p), ISBN 978-1-4809-0893-2; $16 e-book ISBN 978-1-4809-0755-3
This series of vignettes shares the vividly described memories of Freida Stern as she came of age in Brooklyn during the turn of the 20th century.
Fire the Pretty Girl: Awkward Adventures in Business
John Morton. Baby Pachyderm Publishing. $17 paper (236p), ISBN 978-1-5004-5743-3; $8.99 e-book ASIN B00PCMVMX0
The author’s stumbling, tragicomic romp from the bar business to business school to eventual success as speechwriter for and adviser to the elites of the business world.
On the Okey Dokey Trail: A Smart-Aleck Perspective on the Give and Take of Life
I. Leigh Private. BIF Press. $8.99 paper (234p), ISBN 978-0-692-28880-1; $4.99 e-book ASIN B00N9NSMUA; BN ID 2940150373693
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A collection of humorous stories about relationships, work, parenthood, plastic surgery, bad car karma, photography, weed, golf lessons, serendipity, popular culture, and its connection to tarot cards plus much more.
The Essential Guide for the New Age of Retirement: Why the Rules Have Changed
L. David Overson. CreateSpace. $12.95 paper (174p), ISBN 978-1-5002-2117-1; $6.99 e-book ASIN B00MFVXZJA
Roughly 10,000 Americans will turn age 65 every day for the next 10 years. This massive demographic shift is reshaping not only the economy but the way these Americans will enjoy retirement. Many standard financial theories and practices that have worked in the past will not work as well, if at all, in this new age of retirement. This book identifies the main cause of this shift and presents strategies to help individuals navigate the maze of investment, tax, and income options for a more predictable and comfortable retirement.
Pilots on Food Stamps: An Inside Look at Why Your Flight Was Cancelled
Ben Mandell. BN Publishing House. $18.99 paper (104p), ISBN 978-0-692-26630-4; $9.99 e-book ASIN B00NTPSSO8; BN ID 2940046186147
This book is a true-to-life account of the current pilot crisis facing the nation, its origin, the current status, and what needs to be done to fix this problem. There is a 35% chance that your airline flight could be canceled because of the pilot shortage.
No Pasta? Are You Kidding Me?!? A True Beginner’s Guide to Healthy Cooking with Less Wheat, Sugar and Junk
Diana Marshall. Buy the Book Publishers. $12.99 paper (142p), ISBN 978-0-692-23712-0; $7.99 e-book ASIN B00MP38408
One woman’s journey through the confusing, sometimes intimidating world of healthy cooking and diet advice from the multitude of “experts.” Written in lighthearted, personal memoir style, it’s the author’s personal account of how she got healthy and lost weight. Packed with easy-to-follow tips and simple recipes.
The Joy of Me: Uncover Your Loving Self Through the Art of Being Selfish
Shaelyn T. Pham. CreateSpace. $18.99 paper (192p), ISBN 978-1-5001-4443-2; $4.95 e-book ASIN B00P2V636W; BN ID 2940150613560
You’ve bought into the idea that you’re supposed to be generous and that giving is better than receiving, so you’re a giver. But it doesn’t make you feel any better. In fact, it makes you feel worse because you have been taught to give but not how to give. Dr. Pham sheds light on the false beliefs that lead to suffering within yourself, feelings of brokenness, and resentment in your relationships. Using psychology and spirituality, with insightful stories, this book discusses how to let go of guilt and shame, the expectations and obligations you have put on yourself, the false identity you have taken on, the true measure of your worth, the unconditional love you can give and receive, and how to have a resentment-free life. It will reveal how you can be happier with yourself and be more satisfied in your relationships. You can be more selfish and have people love you for it.
E.L. Schoeman. iUniverse. $22.95 paper (406p), ISBN 978-1-4917-1512-3; $5 e-book ISBN 978-1-4917-1515-4
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A medieval tragedy unfolds as a young woman willing to risk everything for true love becomes embroiled in a vicious battle between good and evil where her destiny is finally revealed.
Mookie’s Trip to the Zoo
Connie Zakowski, illus. by Connie Zakowski. RoseDog Books. $8 paper (28p), ISBN 978-1-4809-1664-7; $5 e-book ISBN 978-1-4809-1642-5
Young Mikey visits the zoo with his monkey, Mookie. They have a fun-filled day watching and learning about the animals. This is the fourth book in the Mookie series.
Stunno’s Surf Adventure
Mark Reside, illus. by Tina Jacobson. Protech Printing. $15 paper, ISBN 978-0-9925476-0-8
Stunno is a young surfer who went to the beach, boards on the roof and wetsuit in reach. Join Stunno the surfing echidna on his adventure chasing that elusive barrel.
The Dark Lord and the Seamstress: An Unconventional Love Story in Verse
J.M. Frey, illus. by Jennifer Vendrig. CreateSpace. $9.95 paper (58p), ISBN 978-1-5024-7845-0; $4.99 e-book ASIN B00O3GWWBW
An illustrated love story in verse about the importance of looking beyond someone’s (poorly dressed) exterior and into their heart. Features trickery, romance, and a little bit of sartorial fun.
Season’s Christmas Quest: The Dog’s Story
Tara Pollard. iUniverse. $21.95 hardcover (151p), ISBN 978-1-4759-4008-4; $11.95 paper (151p), ISBN 978-1-4759-4009-1; $3.99 e-book ISBN 978-1-4759-4007-7
Days before Christmas, something is very wrong. Darkness cover the skies, ash mixes with the snowy ground, and young Melissa lies dying in a hospital bed. Season, a young golden dog desperate to save her, embarks on a dangerous journey through dark forests and fiery mountains to reveal a mystery beyond his comprehension. Battling vicious animals and dark magic, can he survive in order to reveal the strange mystery in the words of his own master? In this inspirational story, even the animals can discover the Christmas miracle.
Decay (Tesla Evolution, Book 2)
Mark Lingane. Insync Holdings. $15.99 paper (304p), ISBN 978-0-992377-98-4; $3.99 e-book ISBN 978-0-9923779-9-1
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When friends fail and cities fall, when enemies grow stronger by taking everything that is treasured by the inhabitants of the Steam Academy, what is left for them to do? Strike back.
The Labyrinth of Time
T.W. Fendley. Silent Partner Publishing. $12.99 paper (226p), ISBN 978-0-9907562-2-4; $3.99 e-book ISBN 978-0-9907562-1-7
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When 16-year-old Jade discovers only she and a Peruvian boy can access messages left on engraved stones by an ancient race, she embarks on a quest to save humanity.
Tesla (Tesla Evolution, Book 1)
Mark Lingane. Insync Holdings. $15.99 paper (282p), ISBN 978-0-9923779-5-3; $2.99 e-book ISBN 978-0-9923779-4-6
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A millennium in the future, nuclear war has wiped out much of civilization in the northern hemisphere. The planet has slowly been getting hotter, water is becoming a rare resource, and a new breed of people has arisen with the power to control magnetism. Seb, an orphan boy from a quiet rural town, is being hunted by strange part-machine, part-human people. His only hope is Melanie, an angry, dying teenage girl who sets out to deliver him to the Steam Academy, even if it’s just to stop him talking. Seb must confront an unknown past and fight against everything he believed in. And occasionally wash his hair.
Catholic Churches Big and Small
Stefan Salinas, illus. by Stefan Salinas. Camelopardalis. $16.99 hardcover (48p), ISBN 978-0-692-20088-9
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Join a boy, a girl, their father, and a nun as they explore the Catholic churches within a single city. It’s a celebration of religious art and architecture—from the historic to the modern to the simple to the ornate. Readers will encounter special furniture, statues, shapes, colors, stained-glass windows, murals, tapestries, and various cultures. They will learn why people attend church and much more.
Children’s Comics/Graphic Novels
Halfway Home: Drawing My Way Through Japan
Christine Mari Inzer. Naruhodo Press. $11.95 paper (102p), ISBN 978-0-9907014-0-8; $7.99 e-book ASIN B00PMG5JV2
At age 15, the author travels solo to Tokyo to get reacquainted with her birthplace. Through illustrations, photos, and musings, she takes the reader on a journey through modern Japan. She explores the fashion hub of Harajuku, she hunts down geisha in Kyoto, she eats the best sushi of her life in Tsukiji, and she meets many interesting characters along the way.
How to Build a Computer (for Beginners), 7th Edition: Teachers Version
John Gower III. CreateSpace. $29.99 paper (134p), ISBN 978-1-46992002-3
This is the teachers’ version of How to Build a Computer (for Beginners), 6th Edition: Student Version. It provides the answers to the questions in the student version.