Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 65 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.


A Danger to God Himself

John Draper. CreateSpace. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B017GCC9MQ


This book has sex, comedy, drama—and the god of the universe striking people dead. A young Mormon missionary learns that love calls for sacrifice.

Evolution of a Revolution

Conallan Power. CreateSpace. $19 paper (500p), ISBN 978-1-5142-9463-5


Raised in the Mississippi backwoods, Andre Braden learns early on that the world can be cruel and unfair. This causes Andre to begin a journey for enlightenment.

Fraught with Hazard

Paul Altrocchi and Julia Cooley Altrocchi. iUniverse. $27.95 hardcover (259p), ISBN 978-1-4917-6681-1; $17.95 paper (268p), ISBN 978-1-4917-6679-8


Defeated at sea, shipwrecked in Ireland, 1588 Spanish Armada personnel faced English bullets, starvation, and daily relentless perils. A true saga based on an eyewitness account.

Jake & Clara: Scandal, Politics, Hollywood and Murder

David R. Stokes. Critical Mass Press. $18.99 paper (349p), ISBN 978-0-9969892-0-6


An ambitious rich oilman who is a friend of the new president is murdered by his mistress.

The Lame Duck

Bernard Leo Remakus. CreateSpace. $19.95 paper (386p), ISBN 978-1-5191-6384-4; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B017PXXXEE


The chance meeting of a hapless country doctor and a beautiful female malpractice attorney sets the stage for the perfect crime—and a love story.

Once upon an Apple Martini

Kendal Taylor. CreateSpace. $7.99 paper (288p), ISBN 978-1-5170-9557-4


Calyssa needs to keep her job.

On Robin Lane

Brenda Dodson. iUniverse. $19.95 paper (346p), ISBN 978-1-4759-9640-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4759-9641-8


A story of one woman’s struggle to find love despite her father’s rejection, a contrived marriage, and her brother’s abuse. Loretta must fight to overcome them as her past and present collide.

Requiem Shark

W.E. Burnette. Outskirts Press. $27.95 hardcover (306p), ISBN 978-1-4787-4822-9


When an old surfer is killed by a big bull shark off the Florida coast, an odd collection of footloose misfits is drawn to the beach where he died.

Rude Boy USA

Victoria Bolton. CreateSpace. $9.99 paper (282p), ISBN 978-1-5187-5433-3


Mafia with a fresh look—but the same ambitions—in a story of a multicultural group of mobsters.

Soldier Hill

Phil Rossi. Solar Bear. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B017W908VC


High school boys honor the sacrifice of an unknown soldier from the Vietnam War.

Urban Mermaid

Howard Parsons. Moonlight Garden Publications. $17.95 paper (437p), ISBN 978-1-938281-72-3


A loveless mermaid pulls a prank on an unsuspecting human and discovers that she sits next to him at her new job on land. After falling in love, they need to reconcile their two worlds.


The Coalition

Samuel Marquis. Mount Sopris Publishing. $14.99 paper (443p), ISBN 978-1-943593-08-8


When an assassin kills the U.S. president-elect in Denver, unconventional FBI special agent Kenneth Patton goes on the hunt—and his motives are personal as well as professional.


Lisa Regan. Prodorutti Books. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B017I2QP88

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Private investigator Jocelyn Rush takes on the cold case of a murdered teenager and comes face-to-face with a cold-blooded killer whose ruthlessness knows no bounds.

Death of the Queen of Hearts

Roman A. Clay. Archway. $15.99 paper (214p), ISBN 978-1-4808-2313-6, Amazon,

A young European prince must uncover the truth about his mother’s death in an automobile collision.

Diamond Curse

Burt Hurlock. Hurlock Publishing. $12.99 paper (272p), ISBN 978-0-692-54921-6

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A small-town police detective investigates a murder thinly disguised as a hunting accident. The victim’s infidelities and ill-gotten gains mean suspects abound.

Severed Threads (Threads Series, Book 1)

Kaylin McFarren. CreateSpace. $12.95 paper (323p), ISBN 978-1-4751-8652-9, Amazon,

To save her brother from a murderous gangster, Rachel Lyons must join forces with her ex-lover and dive into treacherous waters to recover a cursed relic from a Chinese merchant ship.

Show Time

Phil Harvey. Lost Coast Press. $15.95 paper (256p), ISBN 978-1-935448-11-2; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B007S0017C

Amazon, Apple iBooks,, Gumroad

Starvation, freezing temps, producers, or fellow competitors: Which is most deadly? Reality TV just got real.


Evil Across Time

Roy Askham. Xlibris. $24.19 paper (190p), ISBN 978-1-5035-0731-9; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5035-0730-2


Edwina’s sleep is far more exciting than her mundane day-to-day existence because she is able to leave her body and travel back in time to medieval England.

Something of an Ordinary Life

John Bryant. CreateSpace. $5.99 paper (116p), ISBN 978-1-5055-2456-7; $1.99 e-book, ASIN B017MARQI4


Wally Wilson is having a rough go of it. His boss hates him and will probably get a big promotion. Elves get all the breaks.

Spell Breaker (The Chronicles of Eledon #1)

Joni Parker. Village Green Press. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B012DEK8J8

Amazon,, Kobo, Smashwords

Lady Alexin (Alex) breaks the spell around Seaward Isle, allowing the inhabitants to escape to Eledon, the world of the Elves and a place of danger for her.


Below the Beltway

Taylor Marsh. MM Press. $9.99 e-book, ASIN B01812BVBA

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Elite life coach Alex Gantry leaves Hollywood for Washington, D.C. Escaping a suffocating relationship, she meets the somewhat younger, somewhat married environmentalist T.J. Gale.

Cinderella (Not Quite the Fairy Tale #1)

May Sage. CreateSpace. $8.99 paper (217p), ISBN 978-1-5174-9877-5; free e-book, ASIN B013H08PFQ


Step into an adult version of the old tale, in which Cinderella can’t wait to sue her stepmother and has no intention of going anywhere near the king.

Homewrecker Incorporated

S. Simone Chavous. S. Simone Chavous. $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9895701-7-6

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After taking on a high-profile client, a professional home wrecker must choose between her career and following her heart.

Intensive Therapy

Jeffrey Deitz. Greenleaf Book Group. $16.99 paper (352p), ISBN 978-1-62634-186-9; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-62634-187-6


Jonas Speller, M.D., and Victoria Schone engage in a lifesaving therapy that changes both doctor and patient forever.

Moonlighting Bride (Happily Ever After #1)

Deborah Kulish. CreateSpace. $12.99 paper (266p), ISBN 978-1-5023-7676-8; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B017TBC8A2


When rich meets middle class, love ensues. But will it be enough to keep newly married Jan Nichols from creatively financing her high-maintenance lifestyle—even if it costs her life?

Nico’s Guide to Foreplay

Beatricia Sagar. UANDWE Press. $15.95 paper (308p), ISBN 978-0-9967910-0-7

Amazon, IngramSpark

A drama and excursion into the lives of two men who are a study in contrasts in their approach to money, women, sex, and love.

Together a Part

Deborah Arnold. Deborah Arnold. 99¢ e-book, ASIN B00U0K30T8


When a hardworking computer geek agrees to a weekend cruise to help her movie star friend get the role of his lifetime, nothing turns out as expected, but it may turn out exactly right.


300 Amusing Musings: Plus Funny Family Banter, Hilarious Preschool Conversations, Open Ended Yahoo Headlines, and Whimsical Poetry

Kimmy Preuss. Outskirts Press. $13.95 paper (82p), ISBN 978-1-4787-6021-4, Amazon,

A heaping helping of juvenile anecdotes, whimsical poetry, and a dash of Preuss’s observations.

Branded for Missions

Mary Johnson. AuthorHouse. $13.50 paper (216p), ISBN 978-1-4208-2898-6


This book delves deep into being committed and having compassion for the lost, and having the mind of Christ and a loving heart for people of all walks of life.

Chosen: Chronicles of an Alien Abductee

Byron Lacy. CreateSpace. $18.50 paper (442p), ISBN 978-1-5186-0634-2


Lacy recounts his experiences as an alien abductee for 60 years and how that has impacted his life.

A Complete Guide to Ventriloquism: Principles, Practice and Performance

Naveen Sridhar. CreateSpace. $24.95 paper (248p), ISBN 978-1-4636-8437-2


This book shows the right way to become a ventriloquist. It covers all aspects of the art. Through the examples and exercises, the reader can learn the skills to perfection.

Developing Lean Leaders at All Levels: A Practical Guide

Jeffrey K. Liker with George Strachilis. Lean Leadership Institute. $39.95 hardcover (284p), ISBN 978-0-9914932-0-3; $29.95 paper (282p), ISBN 978-0-9914932-3-4


Liker urges readers to become Lean Leaders. This book provides the critical tools needed to turn the theory into practice and spread this learning throughout an organization.

The Emergence of One American Nation: The Revolution, the Founders and the Constitution

Donald J. Fraser. Fraser & Associates. $16.95 paper (449p), ISBN 978-0-9970805-0-6


This book explores the difficulties that the founding generation confronted in molding the United States into one nation, with the Constitution as the key act in that process.

Fall in Love with Your Life, One Week at a Time

Emily Madill. Emily Madill Coaching. $24.99 hardcover (256p), ISBN 978-0-9881273-3-3; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B017V91Y7U


This book provides a weekly practice that will support you in loving yourself and your life—as it is.

From Prophecy into History: Proof of God’s Hand on the Bible

Travis Swart. Carpenter’s Son Publishing. $13.99 paper (240p), ISBN 978-1-942587-18-7

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Swart says God’s hand on the Bible is revealed through repeated fulfillment of prophecy in the pages of secular history.

A Girl’s Guide to the Criminal Mind: The Survival Handbook

Alison Summers. Kellow Press. $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-311-03782-4

Amazon, Smashwords

Advice from leading criminal profilers, sex crimes detectives, and self-defense experts about how women can recognize, avoid, and escape predators—the human kind.

Healing Process After Divorce

William K. Bach Jr. AuthorHouse. $15.75 paper (128p), ISBN 978-1-4208-3090-3


Bach discusses healing from the tragic effects of divorce or separation from a loved one. He urges readers to learn to forgive and rekindle the ability to love again.

Into the Carpathians: A Journey Through the Heart and History of Central and Eastern Europe; Part 1: The Eastern Mountains

Alan E. Sparks. Koehler Books. $23.95 paper (380p), ISBN 978-1-63393-153-4


Discover what this legendary land of Gothic castles, eerie accents, and the depredations of vampires and werewolves is really like: a world of enchantment, history, mystery, and more.

Managing Bubbie

Russel Lazega. CreateSpace. $12.99 paper (244p), ISBN 978-1-4991-2629-7

Abebooks, Amazon,, Hudson Booksellers

A defiant young mother’s incredible escape from the Nazis and the confounded family that must try to manage her 40 years later.

Managing Emotions for Financial Freedom: The Invisible Forces Driving Your Money Habits

Mavis Ureke. CreateSpace. $13.67 e-book, ASIN B019NEUYDQ


Ureke combines personal experience and an in-depth understanding of human emotions to give the reader the necessary information to create financial freedom.

Maximize Your Medicare: Understanding Medicare, Protecting Your Health, and Minimizing Costs (2016 Edition)

Jae W. Oh. GH2 Publishing Group. $14.99 paper (194p), ISBN 978-0-9967987-0-9, Amazon, Apple iBooks, OverDrive

New and updated with the most recent changes to Medicare. There are 55 million Medicare enrollees, and 10,000 people turn 65 daily; this book presents a strategy for how people should think about the choices they face.

Memoirs of the Bright Side of the Moon

Ginger Gilmour. AngelScript International. $65 hardcover (640p), ISBN 978-0-9933023-0-5

An intimate and detailed journey starting in 1971, the day Ginger met her Prince Charming—David Gilmour, the guitarist of Pink Floyd. She recounts the experiences that changed her life forever.

My Father’s Son: A Memoir

John Davis. Outskirts Press. $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4787-6419-9

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Davis says, “My earliest memory is of a gun.” This is his memoir of fear, abuse, survival, and identity.

People + Me

Joseph B. Frederick. Xlibris. $23.99 paper (526p), ISBN 978-1-5035-5800-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5035-5801-4


Frederick shares his early life and the many side roads he never would have believed possible. The stories or vignettes are easy to read in just a few paragraphs.

The Price of Freedom

Nabelah Al-Neghaimshi. AuthorHouse. $18.24 paper (194p), ISBN 978-1-5049-4462-5; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5049-4463-2


This book will guide you in examining your relationships and reaching your true self. You will be on your way toward restoring your freedom and enjoying the life you deserve.

The Seen and the Unseen: Abortion and the Supreme Court

Taylor Carmichael. Con Law Books. $13.10 paper (366p), ISBN 978-0-692-27281-7


A pro-life review of 40 years of abortion jurisprudence, including chapters on Roe, Simopoulos, Catholic League, Casey, Carhart, and the murder trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell.

The Sky Detective: A Memoir

Azadeh Tabazadeh. iUniverse. $19.95 paper (246p), ISBN 978-1-4917-6060-4

Amazon,, iUniverse

A daily account of how the author fled Iran in the midst of the Islamic revolution and a raging war with Iraq to become an award-winning NASA scientist and a Stanford University professor.

Stem Cell Battles: Proposition 71 and Beyond; How Ordinary People Can Fight Back Against the Crushing Burden of Chronic Disease

Don C. Reed. World Scientific. $24.99 paper (432p), ISBN 978-981461827-4


The author and his paralyzed son embark on 21-year quest for a cure.

Sustainable Fitness: A Practical Guide to Health, Healing, and Wellness

Z Altug. CreateSpace. $22.95 paper (622p), ISBN 978-1-4975-9823-2


Organized into six parts, this book covers health and wellness, healing and recovery.

The Western Book of Death

Adriana Balthazar. Dorrance Publishing. $30 paper (148p), ISBN 978-1-4809-2756-8

This spiritual and comfortingly practical guidebook provides a valuable new perspective. Death is not the end—it is only one part of a long and continuing journey.


Akashic Alphabet

Trenace Rose, illus. by Serguei Iourov. Dementi Milestone Publishing. $38.95 hardcover (72p), ISBN 978-0-9898812-5-8, Amazon,

This research-based, fine-art gift book is a lift for the searching soul. Inspiring narratives and 27 master paintings are offered as a catalyst for human evolution.

Cocoon of Cancer: An Invitation to Love Deeply

Abbe Rolnick. Sedro Publishing. $10.95 paper (118p), ISBN 978-0-9845119-3-8

Baker & Taylor, Ingram

A realistic, hopeful book for those with cancer and their families. An insider’s look that keeps one centered and provides tips on how to manage life and illness. A love story.


The Adventures of the Poodle Posse: A Very Merry, Mixed-Up Christmas

Chrysa Smith, illus. by Pat Achilles. The Well Bred Book. $7.95 paper (44p), ISBN 978-0-692-48293-3, Amazon

Christmas gets a surprise at the North Pole and at the Flout house—home to a growing number of mini-poos and their loving owner.

Alec Meets Sheikadee

Joan E. Derrick. Balboa Press. $23.99 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-4525-2794-9

Balboa Press

A book that teaches children how thoughts and feelings influence the energy field within and around them, determining what they attract into their lives.

Counteract (Resistance Series #1)

Tracy Lawson. Lawson Publishing. $15.95 paper (224p), ISBN 978-0-9966108-0-3; 99¢ e-book, ASIN B013ZBPH7Q

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Teens Tommy and Careen have never known life without the Civilian Restrictions. When disaster strikes, they uncover a web of lies and deceit—who are the real terrorists?

The Goblin Squad

Jeremy Hayes. Northlord Publishing. $9.99 paper (148p), ISBN 978-0-9918642-8-7


The Goblin Squad, a team of 10-year-olds, is tasked with patrolling the town of Reflection Falls and chasing away annoying little goblins who love to steal vegetables.

The King of Average

Gary Schwartz, illus. by Nicole Armitage. Updrift. $15.95 paper (266p), ISBN 978-1-5137-0331-2


When he decides to become the most average kid who ever lived, James is transported to another world, where he has a chance to become the King of Average.

Pointy Panta Goes AWOL

Ekeoma Ajah, illus. by Bill Ivins. Dorrance Publishing. $23 hardcover (30p), ISBN 978-1-4809-1057-7

When Pointy Panta ignores her responsibilities, she might have ruined a very special day for her classmates. Can they work together in time to save the day?

Resist (Resistance Series #2)

Tracy Lawson. Lawson Publishing. $15.95 paper (248p), ISBN 978-0-9966108-2-7

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Tommy and Careen join the Resistance after they discover the true purpose of the Office of Civilian Safety and Defense’s antidote against a chemical weapons attack.

Sapphire: A Tale of the Cold War

Thomas Graham Jr. AuthorHouse. $19.95 paper (388p), ISBN 978-1-4969-2785-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4969-2848-1


This tale set during perhaps the most dangerous period of the Cold War follows a young woman in the years 1954 to 1961 as she navigates a maelstrom of danger, deceit, and crisis.

The Sleepy Bear Club

Jennifer Grantham. Lulu. $19.99 hardcover (26p), ISBN 978-1-304-94629-4

In this book readers will find stories of a dreamworld inspired by adventures of the day. They will experience the joy of freedom and imagination as they drift into a playful slumber.

The Tinker & the Fold: Part 1, Problem with Solaris 3

Evan and Scott Gordon. Laguna Lantern Publishing. $11.99 paper (244p), ISBN 978-0-9963574-3-2; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B00Y8S6AY0


Jett’s scientific tinkering goes dangerously wrong and attracts the attention of the Fold. Now he must find his way back to Earth to save it from the dreaded Neutralization Protocol.

When You Get a Letter from Grandma

Dianna Antonacci. AuthorHouse. $17.99 paper (22p), ISBN 978-1-4969-0554-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4969-0555-0


Grandmas love to keep in touch with their grandchildren, and sending letters is still a great way to do so. But sometimes young children can take a simple idea to a new level.

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?