Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 87 self-published titles below, with descriptions provided by their authors. Some of these writers are waiting to be discovered; others have a track record and a following and are doing it on their own. If you are a self-published author interested in listing titles in this section, please visit for more information.


Any Resemblance to a Coincidence Is Accidental

Stephen C. Bird. Hysterical Dementia. $10 paper (258p), ISBN 978-0-692-34777-5

Alibris, Amazon,, IndieBound

This experimental novel blends satire, surrealism, humor, horror, and stream of consciousness.

Badger’s Legacy: Warrior

Joseph Malcolm Leonard. iUniverse. $12.95 paper (168p), ISBN 978-1-4620-5077-2; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4620-5078-9


Badger journeys to Statureo with the beautiful Miranda to fight the evil Mordagi forces alongside the Covehi rebels. The battle will not be easy, but it must be fought.

The Blind Man’s Laughter

Cooper Lee Collins. AuthorHouse. $26.95 paper (470p), ISBN 978-1-4969-7281-1


The story of a woman named Lily Josephine through the 1940s and ’50s, during her struggle to escape a life of abuse.

Blue Sky

D. Bryant Simmons. Bravebird Publishing. $36.99 hardcover (428p), ISBN 978-1-943989-02-7; $19.99 paper (428p), ISBN 978-0-9857516-3-0


Simmons recommends this family drama set against the backdrop of teenage angst for mother-daughter duos.

Box Camera Chronicles: Stories of the Twentieth Century

Pearl Schwartz. iUniverse. $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-595-81510-4


The characters reflect the noble dreams of people who confront the conflicts between the old and new worlds. The stories take place in the 20th century.

Chloe’s Hope

Deb Quinlan. AuthorHouse. $16.95 paper (236p), ISBN 978-1-5049-1932-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5049-1931-9


Two people struck by loss come together to rebuild their faith and begin their journey to healing. A story of love and persistence.

The Court-Martial of Benedict Arnold

Richard McMahon. Ironwoods Press. $14 paper (327p), ISBN 978-0-9961568-5-1; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9961568-3-7

Amazon,, Smashwords

Instead of escaping to British lines, America’s most infamous traitor is captured and tried for treason.

Dangerous Dreams: A Novel

Mike Rhynard. CreateSpace. $25 paper (798p), ISBN 978-1-5170-5484-7


A story of the lost colony of Roanoke that unfolds through the increasingly dangerous dreams of a young woman in the present.

Entitled: A Collection of 8 Short Stories

Hope Barrett. North Door 37 Publishing. $8.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9879645-1-9

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Barrett weaves an intricate tapestry of eight lives, offering bite, humor, and the absurdity of the “entitled.”

Exodus to New Israel: A Story from the Future of the Mass Migration from Israel to Mexico

Carlos Henri Cohen, illus. by Jarrod Pateman. Outskirts Press. $18.95 paper (232p), ISBN 978-1-4787-6283-6

Amazon,, Outskirts Press

Until 1938, Baja California was considered as a homeland for the Jewish people. This is a history from the future of the Jewish exodus to Mexico between the years 2020 and 2034.

Jordan’s Angel

Joe Hoffman. Xlibris. $10 paper (193p), ISBN 978-1-4134-7311-7

Amazon, Books-A-Million, Xlibris

Tom and Alex embark on a flight to Paris, falling for each other. When tragedy strikes over the ocean, they’re tested to keep their new love, their future, and the passengers alive.

Journeys into the New World

Jay Prasad. CreateSpace. $20 paper (494p), ISBN 978-1-5120-9453-4


A historical saga about a Jewish family’s struggle to survive the Inquisition by becoming unwilling collaborators in the brutal exploitation of the New World by Christopher Columbus.

The Lies We Tell

Jamie Holland. Fox Point Press. $12 paper (154p), ISBN 978-0-692-30044-2


When 13-year-old Martie Wheeler stops trying to be the perfect daughter, she discovers the dark truth surrounding the family she thought she knew.

The Narrow Gate

Janet Roberts. BookBaby. $10.58 paper (194p), ISBN 978-1-68222-143-3

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Elise Delcroix is coming home after 11 years for the recognition and retribution she knows she deserves from a family that must face its own flaws in order to find a way to heal.

The Novice Master

Kathy Cecala. Diamond Spring Press. $14.99 paper (260p), ISBN 978-1-5187-3755-8


In this coming-of-age tale, naïve college student Evan boards at Professor Barlowe’s house and unwittingly plays novice to former monk Barlowe’s abbot.

Rama’s Labyrinth

Sandra Wagner-Wright. Wagner-Wright Enterprises. $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9963845-0-6


Rama was an independent Hindu woman who rejected the gods, traveled to England and America, became a Christian, opened a women’s community, and presided over a major Pentecostal revival.

The Stormwater Drains in Canberra

Paul Johan Karlsen. Krutt & Plutt Press. $17.95 paper (292p), ISBN 978-0-9969272-0-8


Consumed by pubescent desires, Kurt Larsen, a resourceful Norwegian boy, wants to speed up his sexual coming of age.

A Strange Beginning

Gretta Curran Browne. GCB Publications. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B0167O70TG


Carefully researched and adapted into novel form, this is the first of a series of books about the most iconic young man of his time, whose fame lives on today.

Tantric Mountain

B.C. Hook. Dispersion. $10.99 (224p), ISBN 978-0-9874628-9-3; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0165OEZD2


A dark, seductive world of paranoia, deceit, and conspiracy unravels as multiple narrators’ lives intersect in a town shadowed by Montana Roja, a volcano on the island of Tenerife.

Too Many Criminals

Ikechukwu Onwuegbuna. Xlibris. $32.25 paper (574p), ISBN 978-1-5035-0901-6; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5035-0900-9


As Efiok embarks on a quest to find his mother and uncover the truth behind an organization that holds sway over their lives, he learns secrets that will change his life.

A Woman Endures

Marilyn Hering. iUniverse. $10.95 paper (80p), ISBN 978-1-4917-7082-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-7083-2


After suffering loss and betrayal, a woman takes over a neglected tea plantation in South Carolina, where she finally understands the meaning of love and endurance.


Endings: Poetry and Prose

William Poe. CreateSpace. $6.95 paper (120p), ISBN 978-1-5168-3693-2


Murderous deeds and unfulfilled lives all combine in poems and stories acknowledging that sometimes things just don’t work out.

A Soldier’s Thoughts, Memories, and Prayers: A Collection of Poems

John B. Carter. iUniverse. $15.95 paper (172p), ISBN 978-1-4759-9748-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4759-9749-1


Experience life through the eyes of a soldier in this emotional memoir. Despite death, divorce, loneliness, and spiritual struggles, Carter always pressed on, and so can you.


A Clarion Call

William Oliver. Trafford. $18.70 paper (312p), ISBN 978-1-4669-4142-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4669-4141-0


A virulent epidemic with no cure spreads across a world enveloped in panic and devastation. A clarion call to save the world from certain destruction rings—do you dare answer?

Deception at Castle Rock (Amelia Grace Rock ’n’ Roll Mysteries, Book 2)

Anne Marie Stoddard. Gemma Halliday Publishing. $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5192-1342-6


Amelia’s college pals from the band Royal Flush come to town for a sold-out show at Castle Rock. When one of the rockers winds up dead, Ame is on the case to track down a cold-blooded killer.

Energy X

Nisfan Nawaz. New World Order Publications. $14.99 paper (328p), ISBN 978-0-9856377-0-5; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B016QJHZHO

Amazon,, Books-A-Million, IndieBound

A young college student stumbles across a permanent solution to the world’s energy crisis and must find a way to implement it before a billion-dollar corporation can assassinate him.

Free of Malice

Liz Lazarus. Mitchell Cove. $12.95 paper (272p), ISBN 978-0-9909374-0-1


A thriller that portrays the emotional realities of healing from a physical attack and the obsession of one woman to force the legal system to acknowledge her right to self-defense.


R.L. Pawlowski. AuthorHouse. $19.95 paper (240p), ISBN 978-1-5049-2273-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5049-2274-6


For hundreds of years, the Blue Ridge Forest remained silent. Now something has started that only the insects underground can feel. It is growing stronger. What is simmering inside?

The Maltese Pigeon (A Matt Kile Mystery, Book 5)

David Bishop. David Bishop. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0154KGVV2


A shy, mysterious woman and a shadowy fat man put Matt Kile in the middle of Russian Romanov history, danger, murder, and enormous wealth.

Marzena Transhuman Ambrosia

Katrine Martel. HML Press. $8.88 e-book, ISBN 978-1-987993-07-3

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The woman who cracked the hard problem of consciousness, Anika von Bremen, narrates tales of her friend Marian, a woman at the head of a clandestine spy organization.


Bernard Leo Remakus. CreateSpace. $9.99 paper (150p), ISBN 978-1-4991-1308-2; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B007YK057M


Captain Adams is emasculated during a failed attempt to neutralize a menacing terrorist. He undergoes secret gender reassignment surgery and completes the mission as a beautiful woman.

The Mind of God

Bevan Frank. Elm Park Publishing. $14.99 paper (306p), ISBN 978-0-9933592-1-7

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A mysterious black box. A race against time. No turning back. As the U.S. president visits Cape Town, Liz Greene is drawn into a plot that could change the world forever.

A Season to Kill

Michael Mucci. Rook Publishing. $22.99 paper (310p), ISBN 978-0-692-55682-5; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B01784KOWO

Amazon,, Google Play

While investigating a local missing person, Sheriff Chris DeAngelo uncovers a series of cold cases and unwittingly unearths layers of treachery and deceit that infect his town.

The Stolen Twin

Michele PW (Pariza Wacek). Creative Concepts and Copywriting. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B0183ESQTQ


As a child, Kit’s twin sister, Cat, disappeared, never to be heard from again. Until one Halloween night. But is it really Cat? Or is it someone else playing a sinister and deadly game?


The Commons, Book 1: The Journeyman

Michael Alan Peck. Dinuhos Arts. $14.95 paper (526p), ISBN 978-0-9860823-2-0; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9860823-0-6

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Three unlikely heroes board a doomed bus. Destination: the afterlife. Their mission: to save forever. But first they have to save themselves.

Fluke Family Hero: Book Two in the Saga of Maynerd Dumsted

Robert Erickson. iUniverse. $17.95 paper (276p), ISBN 978-0-595-30005-1


When the leader of a notorious gang of bandits usurps the throne of the kingdom of Gnat, the sheriff must save his friends and homeland or face certain destruction.

Foundra: The Rift War

Emmanuel M. Arriaga. CreateSpace. $19.99 paper (562p), ISBN 978-1-5146-1832-5; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B014KD31BM


When an apocalyptic war strikes the Huzien Empire, its immortal founders assemble an elite team and go on the defense. They must work together for the empire to survive.

Merlin 2035

Lee Andersen. Frank Brock. $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-943698-01-1


An unemployed aerospace engineer receives a peculiar besom broom and embarks on a heart-pulsing adventure.

Prince: Legacy of Darkness

Phoenix Wright. Phoenix Wright. $22.75 paper (688p), ISBN 978-1-5186-9727-2


A tale narrated by the world’s first vampire, interweaving the past and present into a future that affects the fate of all of humanity.


Angry Movie Guy

Izzy Church. Square Monkey Publishing. $14.96 paper (258p), ISBN 978-0-9964995-0-7


Charlie Zimmerman is an awkward film critic who becomes a sensational, verbally incontinent film critic known as the Angry Movie Guy to achieve fame and success.

P Town

Howard Reiss. Krance Publishing. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B017V0VXU2

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Four troubled souls are brought together through the magic of music and Provincetown.

Perfect for Him

Suzanne Jenkins. Suzanne Jenkins. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B017BWPODW

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A young mother dying of cancer joins an Internet dating site in her husband’s name to find a new wife and mother.

A Serious Playboy

Hester Bank. AuthorHouse. $18.24 paper (170p), ISBN 978-1-5049-9033-2; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5049-9034-9


Ricardo Barone is a serious playboy. When he finds the woman of his dreams, though, he must defy his father’s unreasonable demands and face various obstacles to be with her.

Wicked Beautiful

J.T. Geissinger. J.T. Geissinger. $13.99 paper (380p), ISBN 978-0-9969358-0-7; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B016XI0M3C

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A ruthless career woman and the playboy who dumped her long ago find themselves embroiled in a high-stakes game of love, lies, and revenge.


Advancing Inclusion: A Guide for Effective Diversity Council and Employee Resource Group Membership

Deborah Plummer. Half Dozen Publications. $6.99 paper (60p), ISBN 978-0-9966720-0-9


A guide designed to advance diversity and inclusion goals with frameworks, exercises, case studies, and practical steps for forming effective councils and ERGs.

Anastasia: I Exist for Those I Exist For, Vol. I

Vladimir Megre. Ringing Cedars Publishing House. $11.99 paper (254p), ISBN 978-5-906381-20-0; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-5-906381-01-9


The story of entrepreneur Vladimir Megre’s trade trip to the Siberian taiga, where he witnessed incredible spiritual phenomena connected with sacred “ringing cedar” trees.

But-Kickers: Growing Your Faith Bigger Than Your “But!”; Thirty Powerful Must-Reads for Growing Faith and Kicking “Buts”

Sherry Boykin. But-Kickers Books. $9.99 paper (164p), ISBN 978-0-692-38776-4


Tired of squeezing a size 12 but into a size-five faith? Wisdom and humor for growing faith that won’t make your but look big.

The Dirty Boots: The Stories of a Reluctant Warrior

John F. Holm. Trafford. $14.95 paper (180p), ISBN 978-1-4669-4825-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4669-4826-6


The experiences of a different kind of soldier, a marine medic who managed to traverse minefields of emotional upheaval and can still tell his stories with honesty and self-deprecating humor.

For All

Nabelah Al-Neghaimshi. AuthorHouse. $15.18 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-5049-4459-5


The author intends this book to motivate and encourage readers as it spreads the feelings of appreciation and admiration for each role or capacity that they have in their lives.

The Healer: Conversations with Alex Telman

Emma Sargent. Xlibris. $24.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-4243-2

Amazon,, Xlibris

A psychic healer and a storyteller discuss the meaning to life, finding your purpose, and hidden realities.

Heartfelt Treasures

Dorothy Hall-Ramey. AuthorHouse. $14.50 paper (124p), ISBN 978-1-4033-3923-2; $3.95 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4033-3922-5


Ramey narrates her life story, addresses the importance of love and romance in today’s relationships, and displays a strong sense of love for God and His amazing creations

The Hidden Revelation: “My Passion Is Spirituality; My Mission Is to End Homelessness and Hunger”

Morson Livingston. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (260p), ISBN 978-1-5035-8410-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5035-8408-2


Livingston has always been a seeker of knowledge, living to understand the bigger and greater things in and about life. His restlessness led him to discover the Hidden Revelation.

I’d Rather Wear Pajamas

Chelsea Walker Flagg. Chelsea Walker Flagg. $8.69 paper (214p), ISBN 978-0-9967284-0-9

Amazon,, Boulder Book Store

Everyone has the chance to find their own path through life. Some come about it through study and hard work. Others find it driving around the country with a car full of hangers.

Invisible Grandparenting: Leave a Legacy of Love Whether You Can Be There or Not

Pat Hanson. Park Place. $12.95 paper (164p), ISBN 978-1-935530-83-1

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Discover how to heal separation from grandchildren, leave a legacy anyway, and transform negative energy to forgiveness.

Island of Memory: Growing Up in Cuba Before the Revolution

Roberto Diego López, with Virginia Croft López. Dogear Publishing. $15.95 paper (168p), ISBN 978-1-4575-3450-8; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B015WEN5IC


Cuban immigrant López captures the spirit and color of Havana in the 1930s and 1940s, before Cuba became Communist and he was forced to leave.

Let Them Grumble

Nabelah Al-Neghaimshi. AuthorHouse. $18.24 paper (166p), ISBN 978-1-5049-4457-1


This book shares seven habits of the most underdeveloped and least effective people. It includes the stereotypes that controlled man’s thinking and hindered many people from realizing their dreams.

More Collected Couteau: Essays and Interviews; With an Introduction by James Dempsey

Rob Couteau. Dominantstar. $24.95 paper (373p), ISBN 978-0-9966888-1-9


Interviews with Pulitzer Prize–winning author Justin Kaplan, Simon & Schuster editor-in-chief Michael Korda, author Robert Roper (Nabokov in America), and other literary figures.

Now Everyone Will Know: My Perfect Husband, His Shattering Secret, My Rediscovered Life

Maggie Kneip. Garden Street Books. $15 paper (196p), ISBN 978-0-692-53781-7


1980s New York City: Maggie’s marriage shatters when her “perfect” husband—a star editor at the Wall Street Journal—is diagnosed with AIDS, leaving Maggie with two children in a city electrified with paranoia.

144 Thousand and Speaking in Tongues

Melvin Winfrey. AuthorHouse. $8.22 paper (128p), ISBN 978-1-4567-1691-2


Winfrey translates the Bible’s prophecy and how it ties into today’s events. He breaks down Biblical books to give a clearer picture about the 144 Thousand.

Outlast the Machine: Understand the Brain, Survive the Future

K.T. Martel. HML Press. $8.88 e-book, ISBN 978-1-987993-04-2

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What is consciousness? How does it work? Why should you care? Martel cracks down on what makes a brain tick and what knowing means for us all.

Portraits from the Revolution: Interviews with the Protestors from Occupy Wall Street, 30 September–8 October 2011

Rob Couteau. Dominantstar. $19.95 paper (74p), ISBN 978-0-9966888-2-6


Features early interviews with the Occupy Wall Street protestors; an essay on marching with the demonstrators; and an interview with Professor William Scott, author of Troublemakers.

Sorrows & Songs

Janice Wood Wetzel. Fullarton Press. $14.96 paper, ISBN 978-0-9968301-0-2

The honest story of a successful woman of the 20th century, even as she stumbled along the way.

Surreality: Strange Tales of a Man Sitting Down the Bar from You

J.D. Bradley. Mojoincc. $10 paper (108p), ISBN 978-0-692-31846-1; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B017E88YZ8


The stories of an unusual man who has had a strange life and his reactions to bizarre circumstances.

The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments: The Best and Worst Strategies for Becoming Pain Free

Cindy Perlin. Morning Light Books.

$17.95 paper (304p), ISBN 978-0-9966862-0-4; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9966862-1-1


If you’re in chronic pain and you’re not getting adequate relief from your treatment, Perlin says this book is for you. You don’t have to learn to live with your pain. You can heal.

Unquestioned Brilliance: Navigating a Fundamental Leadership Trap

John Austin. Fisher Baldwin Press. $16.99 paper (220p), ISBN 978-0-9967037-0-3

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Austin describes a challenge faced by all leaders. The book outlines 10 techniques, built from research and validated through application, designed to counter this leadership trap.

The Way I See It: A Candid Review of the Lessons from Life So Far

Joseph K. Chan. iUniverse. $18.95 paper (222p), ISBN 978-1-4917-4860-2; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-4861-9


Chan describes his spiritual journey to discover his life’s purpose and to share the hope and inspiration that he has found with those who might also benefit from it.

What Am I Waiting For? I Need a Life Coach Now!

Terry Hite. iUniverse. $10.95 paper (94p), ISBN 978-1-4759-8602-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4759-8603-7;


Take steps to find the right life coach, define your objectives, and start achieving results.

You Only Retire Once: A Baby Boomer Looks at Health, Finance, Retirement, Grown-up Children... and How Time Flies

Tom Sightings. CreateSpace. $11.50 paper (304p), ISBN 978-1-5174-3477-9; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B017TAVJ26


A collection of personal stories and practical tips that will help guide you along that extraordinary journey called retirement.


Four Seasons in the Spring House, Book 1

Susan R. Shutt, illus. by Susan R. Shutt. Omega Prime. $9.99 paper (24p), ISBN 978-0-9897588-0-2; $1.99 e-book, ASIN B014VGRTHU

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Ronan the Regal and Fizz the Fish work together to save a salamander’s life. The story takes place in the Spring House of Safety, where all animals are kept safe from harm.

The Good Bug Book... (And Other Cool Creatures)

Paul Calabrese. Xlibris. $12.99 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-4797-4131-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4797-4133-5


This book looks at bugs that are beneficial to the environment as well as other cool creatures that benefit lives in some way every day. From the creator of The Bad Bug Book.

Irene in College: The Life & Times Series, Book 1

Lori Goldson. Tate Publishing. $15.99 paper (186p), ISBN 978-1-63418-800-5, Amazon,

With plenty of sarcasm, raunchiness, and humorous undertone, Irene’s story reflects on a time in life when one is scared and confused, yet hopeful and optimistic.

John’s Little Acre: Sweet and Bitter Stories of a Little Girl Lost

Sylvia Scraggs Yost Thompson. iUniverse. $14.95 paper (144p), ISBN 978-1-4401-9938-7


Thompson tells her experiences growing up in rural West Virginia. Her story is full of hope as she finds good things in life when all seems lost.

Oakland’s Lost Murals

Lisa L. Schoonover. Anitya Press. $10.99 paper (20p), ISBN 978-0-9899976-4-5

A limited edition fund-raiser about murals that once existed throughout various neighborhoods in Oakland, Calif.

Oscar Takes Off! The Eco-Adventures of “Oscocopter”

Liz Lord, illus. by Will Brummer. CreateSpace. $6.99 paper (28p), ISBN 978-1-5170-0267-1


Oscar is an octopus who can fly. In this story, he takes off on his first of many eco-adventures as “Oscocopter.”

Queen Gracie and the Case of the Frogs in the Nighttime

Suzanne Magdalena Rolph-McFalls, illus. by Lika Kvirikashvili. CreateSpace. $19.99 paper (70p), ISBN 978-1-5188-5952-6


Elf Island is south of Neverland and north of the Island of Misfit Toys. It’s where you’ll find young Queen Gracie as she figures out how to save Christmas from being canceled.

The Sock Princess

Julie Thorpe, illus. by Julie Thorpe. AuthorHouse. $17.99 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-5049-5018-3

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Mornings can be a difficult time when you are a sock princess, feeling every lump and bump in your socks. Emily struggles to get her socks just right.

The Star

Michele Breza. Diamanda Publishing. $12.99 hardcover (32p), ISBN 978-0-9968747-0-0


Journey with a tiny star as it seeks its purpose in the Milky Way galaxy and discovers that it is destined to participate in a wonderful Christmas event.

Suzie Slither’s Slippery Slide

Wanda Birchler. LifeRich Publishing. $13.95 paper (28p), ISBN 978-1-4897-0457-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4897-0456-6


In this newest Suzie Slither story, Suzie finds out when she gets caught by an early snowstorm that it doesn’t pay to procrastinate too long about finding a place to hibernate.

Tales for Your Monkey’s Mind

Steve Michael Reedy, illus. by Tom Fee. Balboa Press. $28.95 hardcover (138p), ISBN 978-1-5043-3213-2

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A collection of stories for monkeys of all ages. Each story will take the reader on a whimsical journey through the puzzling world of humans with fairy-tale fantasy.

Tillypuss and the Takeover Deal

Jacky Atkins, illus. by Lucy and Annie Rawle. AuthorHouse. $7 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-4520-4705-8


This story is a collaboration between Atkins and her granddaughters, who are both art students. This is the Rawles’ first venture into book illustration.

True Tails from the Dog Park

Max and Luther, illus. by Julie Ann Stricklin. Dog Ear Publishing. $15 paper (50p), ISBN 978-1-4575-3268-9; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4575-3662-5, Amazon,

A fun collection of short stories, tips, and advice told from the perspective of two dogs, Max and Luther.

True Tails II from the Dog Park

Max and Luther, illus. by Julie Ann Stricklin. Dog Ear Publishing. $15 paper (60p), ISBN 978-1-4575-4055-4; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4575-4151-3, Amazon,

An entertaining and educational collection of short stories, fun dog facts, and top 10 lists told from the perspective of two dogs, Max and Luther.

The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses

K.N. Smith. Two Petals Publishing. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B015ZS01MI

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An action-adventure story about five teen boys who are mysteriously exposed to a foreign energy source that gives them extremely heightened senses. Sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell become hypersensitive gifts that forever change the world.

When the Sticks Are Gone

Pat Ramsey Beckman. AuthorHouse. $13.95 paper (86p), ISBN 978-1-5049-2784-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5049-2785-7


A tale of wild country in the pioneer days of the Midwest, this book chronicles the journey of an orphan boy as he cares for his brother during trying times.

Who Jesus Is

Tonette Carter. AuthorHouse. $19.99 paper (28p), ISBN 978-1-5049-1946-3


Is Jesus a myth, or is he the son of God? Did man evolve from a purported theory by evolutionists who present no evidence? Or was man created by God?

Will I Ever Find a Best Friend?

K. Fetters, illus. by Charles Jaskiewicz. AuthorHouse. $19.99 paper (36p), ISBN 978-1-5049-1752-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5049-1753-7


This tale follows the main character as she deals with various friendship issues. Will she ever find the best friend she’s looking for?

The Wizard and the Quient

T.J. Lemmer. Trafford. $21.48 paper (292p), ISBN 978-1-4120-5686-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4907-4573-2


Fifteen-year-old Thomas finds himself in a magical world, a world that no normal person could comprehend. But Thomas is anything but normal.