Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 97 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 Booklife for more information.


The Beauty in Darkness: A Vampire Story

Leah Reise. CreateSpace. $11 paper (266p), ISBN 978-1-5353-4344-2


A vampire story about two estranged sisters and their interconnected journeys through an eerie quantum world of life and death.

Bill’s Life: Life Stories of a Shape Shifter

Ken Chodak. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (116p), ISBN 978-1-5144-6856-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-6855-5


Bill is an ordinary man with a not-so-ordinary life. He neither believes he is overly special, nor seeks to save the world from itself. Join him on his journey.

Cancer, Faith & Butterflies: How Do You Believe When Your World Falls Apart?

Johnny M. Sanchez. Johnny M. Sanchez. $12.94 paper (TKp), ISBN 978-1-5136-1612-4; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5136-1611-7


When pushed to the very end of his limits, Joe must decide how far he is willing to fall before he lets God catch him.

The Cleaning Crew

Richard D. Hayes. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (336p), ISBN 978-1-5246-0387-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-0386-1


Aptly named the Cleaning Crew, a group of smart people decides to take on single-party “government” in a progressive state to march toward positive change. Will their agenda work?

The Coney Island Book of the Dead, An Illustrated Novel

Sheila Martin. Narrioch Books. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B01LWQ2QHO


A girl hears secret threats in songs and fears that someone close to her will die. Helped by a blues singer and an old woman who cheated the angel of death, she tries to prevent this.

Dear M.K.

Gay Baines. iUniverse. $16.95 paper (295p), ISBN 978-0-595-22628-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4697-5938-8


A story of friendship, love, and loss between a woman and an author she has never met, and the consequences of their meeting. What they learn about each other is something neither ever expected.

Doctor Margaret in Delhi: The Azadi Series, Book 2

Waheed Rabbani. Historical Fiction Novels Publishing. $14.99 paper (364p), ISBN 978-0-9938635-0-9

Amazon, Apple iBooks,, Kobo

Dr. Margaret travels to a hospital in India. There she has to not only overcome work pressures, but also deal with her intimidators and intrigues of the Mughals, at the Delhi Red Fort.

Father Flanagan Laments: A Satirical Novel

Denny Goetz. Outskirts Press. $14.95 paper (247p), ISBN 978-1-4787-7594-2


This satirical novel features an addled priest who struggles to please his God and repress his personal demons, while grappling with the hypocrisies of church and community.

Four of a Kind

Vanessa Russell. CreateSpace. 99¢ e-book, ASIN B00MFYIUKG


Four generations of women meet at their dining room table to write about their year of awakening. Instead each comes with her own isolated agenda: to either tell off or tell all.

George Bailey Gets Saved in the End

Ken O’Neill. CreateSpace. $5.99 e-book, ASIN B01LX98OTR


Same holiday, different George. After his father dies and his wife leaves, George Bailey quickly meets a new woman and maybe even Jesus. Is it a miracle or a nervous breakdown?


D.L. Mueller. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (172p), ISBN 978-1-5144-8768-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-8767-9


A fictional depiction about what happens when government, religion, and technology collide. Events unravel when an attempt to generate an image of Jesus Christ through DNA go awry.

Legend of the Coco Palms Resort

Rita D’Orazio. Wasteland Press. $9.99 e-book, ASIN B01LZEMTR5

Amazon,, Chapters, Indigo

Abby Parker arrives in Kauai to acquire the onetime luxurious Coco Palms Resort, which has been sitting dormant since September 11, 1992, thanks to Hurricane Iniki. A suspense/mystery romance.

Medicine for Mankind

Michael Eidam. CreateSpace. $12.99 paper (396p), ISBN 978-1-5352-2006-4; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B01L8JYREQ


A satire about the Washington elite and their omnipresent government, a 16-year-old social outcast, and a mysterious recluse who offers to save mankind from extinction—for a price.


M. Kelly. Xlibris. $24.19 paper (344p), ISBN 978-1-5035-0444-8; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5035-0445-5


A psychological thriller about lies and deceit and of deep and abiding love—and the ability of the human spirit to rise above life’s tragic influences.

Rendezvous in Baghdad

Ben Sheldon. iUniverse. $14.95 paper (208p), ISBN 978-1-4759-3677-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4759-3679-7


A priest’s molestation drives an Iraqi-American pilot into an international drama that culminates with unexpected ramifications that change everything forever. Will the pilot restore his family’s honor in time to visit his ailing father?


100 Concentric Dialectics of Eccentric Fish Antics

Anthony Ruffle. AuthorHouse. $14.95 paper (116p), ISBN 978-1-5049-7753-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5049-7754-8


This book reveals the rhythmic realizations of the fate of the world. Explore a soul’s dissertation of Earth’s nations—from destruction, to appreciation, and ultimately to love as the only salvation.

Secrets of My Heart

Imania Margria. Lulu Publishing. $21 paper (188p), ISBN 978-1-4834-5252-4

Amazon, Apple iBooks,, Google Play,

In Margria’s collection of poetry and prose, she shares heartfelt secrets of love, forbidden desire, hope, loss, and passion offered in various languages, hoping to inspire others.


Bad Blood of Rosewood: Book 3, Rosewood Series

G.M. Barlean. Less Traveled Roads Publishing. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B01M0O61QX


Gloria Larson continues to be a magnet for mayhem in this third book in the Rosewood Series.

The Chemist

Alan J. Field. ThrillRide Media. $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9980508-0-5

Amazon,, Kobo, Smashwords

The most virulent weapon of mass destruction will be unleashed on the world, but Delta Force veteran Daniel Strong isn’t about to let that happen.

The Docent

Tom Kenny. CreateSpace. $12.95 paper (266p), ISBN 978-1-5169-3114-9


Tentacles from a fictionalized version of the Gardner Museum heist grab onto the Boston legal community, and chaos permeates lives throughout Boston.

It’s About Time: A Mysterious Time Travel Conspiracy

Lyle Howard. EbookPro. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B01LQKGIVM


This novel takes the reader on a rocket ride through history to reveal a suspenseful conspiracy.

A More Deadly Union

Gayle Carline. Dancing Corgi Press. $13.99 paper (334p), ISBN 978-1-943654-06-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-943654-07-7


Featuring 50-year-old PI Peri Minneopa, this story about marriage, murder, and blackmail is set against the backdrop of a local election.

Murder in Containment

Anne Cleeland. Anne Cleeland. $14.99 paper (323p), ISBN 978-0-692-77442-7

Amazon, Baker & Taylor

DS Doyle investigates “containment murders”—murders to contain a Scotland Yard scandal—and realizes that Acton has committed a containment murder or two of his own.

Probable Cause for Vengeance

David Wolf. Page Publishing. $16.95 paper (234p), ISBN 978-1-68409-348-9


A veteran deputy U.S. marshal and three hand-picked fugitive task force members are given the arduous task of tracking down a Sunni terrorist.

True Blue Detective: Fear the Night

Vito Zuppardo. Vito Zuppardo. $1.99 e-book, ASIN B017FXJ5UA

Amazon,, Kobo, Smashwords

A retired detective living in an assisted living facility uncovers that the house doctor is a sociopath. That shocking conclusion leaves him taking matters into his own hands.


Michael Shusko. CreateSpace. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B01M8J8KCD


Agent Jansen and Dr. Hess must discover what weapon Dr. Khattib was working on when he suddenly died, and very powerful people will do anything to stop them. Will they find out in time?


Avanaux (Book 1 of the Prosperine Trilogy)

P.J. McDermott. Patrick McDermott Publishing. $15.99 paper (310p), ISBN 978-0-9941635-6-1; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9943071-1-8


For 100 years the Alien Corps has searched the galaxy for the Son of God without success—until now.

The Black Guard, Book I: Least Favorite Child

C.R. Daems. Talon Novels. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B00JGF7XIC

Amazon, Apple iBooks,

A least-favored child, Rivka at age six is selected by her father to comply with the country’s conscript law. Thus Rivka begins a journey that will change her and the Black Guard forever.

Fall into Magic: A Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Collection

Kristin D. Van Risseghem et al. Bestselling Boxed Sets. 99¢ e-book, ASIN B01K4ERCRK

Amazon, Apple iBooks,, Kobo

In this limited-edition set containing 20 PNR and fantasy tales from bestselling authors, you will find witches, shifters, vampires, demons, faeries, and more.

Grim: Dark Fairy Tales for the Psychologically Minded

Joseph Burgo. New Rise Press. $14.95 paper (234p), ISBN 978-0-9971650-5-0; $17.46 audio, ASIN B01M7TMWV1

Amazon, Apple iBooks,, Smashwords

Three novella-length tales probe psychological themes latent in the classic Grimm versions. Not for the faint of heart and unsuitable for children.

Insanity of the Black Sheep: A Katherine McAndrews Novel

Steve Mendoza. Xlibris. $23.99 paper (452p), ISBN 978-1-5245-4739-4


All Katherine McAndrews wanted was a tutor for her exam. Instead she got an entire European adventure.

A Kingdom Forgotten: Book 1 of a Throne of Souls

Charles W. McDonald Jr. Charles W. McDonald Jr. $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9981177-0-6

Apple iBooks

In the wake of the banned and now infamous Damon’s Damnation spell, one immeasurably powerful outlaw mage tests the boundaries of corruption undone and of his justice-in-waiting.

Modify Destiny

Bill Higgins. CreateSpace. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B01H98SWZU


A misdirected, enigmatic top-secret message is delivered to the CIA. A bizarre string of events follows that exposes the reality of nonhuman entities and a looming apocalyptic event.

Mystic Gold

Aru Richardson. AuthorHouse. $15.99 paper (250p), ISBN 978-1-4567-2582-2; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4567-2580-8


One incredible hero is destined to save the universe. This is a man’s journey in life, death, and the rebirth of the human spirit.

Romance & Erotica

Enduring You (The Dock Series, Book 1)

S.T. Heller. S.T. Heller. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B01IL48IWS

Amazon, Apple iBooks,

Keegan finds her marriage is built on secrets and lies. Divorced, she meets a man who shows her how to love again. Unforeseen events threaten to shatter all that is between them.

Goodbye, Rudy Kazoody

A.A. Freda. FriesenPress. $22.99 hardcover (317p), ISBN 978-1-4602-9242-6

FriesenPress, Amazon,, Indigo

A coming-of-age story of teenagers growing up in the Bronx during the 1960s and trying to adjust to free love, rock ’n’ roll, LSD, the pill, and the Cold War.

A Man of Character (Magic of Love, Book 1)

Margaret Locke. Locked On Love Publishing. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B00W5XV2I4


A 35-year-old bookstore owner must choose between fantasy and reality after learning the men she’s dating are living versions of fictional characters she created long ago.

The Pawn

Skye Warren. Book Beautiful. $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-940518-49-7

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The price of survival: Gabriel Miller swept into my life like a storm. There’s one way to save our house, one thing I have left of value—my body.

The Prison Cell Angel

Elizabeth Lott. RoseDog Books. $14 paper (156p), ISBN 978-1-4809-6531-7

Sarah has buried her memories of James, a CIA agent, deep in her heart. Now she knows he needs her. Even if they can find each other, can they heal each other?

Road-Tripped: A Romantic Comedy Adventure

Nicole Archer. Twist Idea Lab. 99¢ e-book, ASIN B01H0Z8LJE

Amazon, Apple iBooks,, Kobo

What’s worse than losing everything? Try driving a phallic-shaped RV across the country with a co-worker you hate.

The Symmetry of Snowflakes

Paul Michael Peters. Paul Michael Peters. $14.99 paper (280p), ISBN 978-0-9891785-5-6; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B00VISTRD4


A holiday love story starting at a Thanksgiving Day parade. She might be that special woman—until pressures start to mount with his family and business, and secrets about the past spill out.

Take My Husband, Please! An Unconventional Romantic Comedy

Kimberly Jayne. Word River Press. $14 paper (334p), ISBN 978-0-9892322-1-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9892322-0-3


Sophie and Will are divorcing, but when money woes drive him home and a wager goes awry, Sophie must send Will on five blind “debacles” that incite fireworks, heartache, and soul searching.


The Antics of House Cleaning

Shirley Bassett. iUniverse. $13.95 paper (124p), ISBN 978-0-595-39053-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4697-5628-8


Making use of both short stories and thoughtful insights, this book teaches how to operate your own small business along with hiring tips, coping mechanisms, and more.

Beautiful: Different in a World That Is the Same

Sheila Hoffman. WestBow Press. $16.95 paper (98p), ISBN 978-1-5127-3665-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5127-3664-9


Women live in a world that demands excellence and perfection. This book is a journey from the world’s kingdom—where beauty is about outward appearance—into God’s kingdom of inner beauty.

Breathing Poison: Smoking, Pollution and the Haze

Anthony Rebuck. PartridgeSingapore. $18.20 paper (166p), ISBN 978-1-4828-9807-1; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4828-9809-5


Rebuck shows how pollution in the Asian air is a grave threat to human health and well-being.

Broken Child Mended Man

Adam Starks. Wyz Publishing House. $25.99 hardcover (386p), ISBN 978-1-5136-0165-6

Amazon,, Books-A-Million, Hudson Booksellers

A story about childhood neglect and coming of age in foster care. Starks manages to reveal human resilience in its most authentic form.

Climbing the Holy Mountain of Recovery: One Man’s Escape from the Hell of Heroin Addiction with the Help of the Sacred Medicine, Ibogaine

Adrian Auler. Trafford Publishing. $16.99 paper (342p), ISBN 978-1-4907-6528-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4907-6531-0, Amazon

How I got addicted to opiates and the role family and society played, what it was like, and how ibogaine helped me begin my recovery.

Common Cents

Paul C. Haughey. Virtual Bookworm. $6.99 e-book, ASIN B01K0ENQGU


A nonpartisan, easy read with cartoons of how campaign finance, gerrymandering, the filibuster, etc., are interrelated and give special interests control of Congress. With solutions.

Creating Your Leadership Discipline

Joe Cleggett AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (191p), ISBN 978-1-5049-7805-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5049-7804-0

AuthorHouse, Amazon

This book aims to help you learn your talents and how to create disciplines to promote yourself as a leader in business and in life.

Dinosaur Playsets: An Illustrated Guide to the Prehistoric Playsets of Marx and MPC

Jeffrey S. Pfeiffer. AuthorHouse. $44.99 paper (182p), ISBN 978-1-5049-1374-4; $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5049-1393-5


This fully illustrated guide presents the basics of the Marx and MPC prehistoric playsets, detailed figure discussions, playset photos, and more.

8 Steps to Getting Real with Cancer: Empowering Newly-Diagnosed Patients and Those Who Love Them

Marianne C. McDonough. Sapphire River Publishing Services. $12.95 paper (102p), ISBN 978-0-9966977-0-5

Amazon,, Ingram

A practical step-by-step guide for the first weeks of diagnosis and treatment, when patients feel powerless and face an avalanche of data, decisions, and soul-searing questions.

Eat One/Half: Make Weight Loss Easy

O. Bey. Taoh Press. $17.95 paper (160p), ISBN 978-0-9744808-0-0, Amazon, Seattle Book Co.

Common-sense-oriented, this book introduces stress-free practices. It encourages you to eat healthy and lose weight.

Finding Success in Spite of the Mess: All Is Fair in Love and War, but Not at the Office

Laman C.G. Snyder. Laman Snyder. $20.95 paper (163p), ISBN 978-0-578-16973-6


Find success in business, leadership, and life, with a book for achieving personal success and leading team success. With inspirational use of stories, quotes, and poetry.

Food for Thought: Energizing the Busy Professional

Stephanie Jack. iUniverse. $10.95 paper (74p), ISBN 978-1-4917-8992-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-8991-9


A healthful guide to strategically eating high-quality foods in order to fuel the body for maximum energy and health.

Freedom of Religion by Individual Choice: The Religious Beliefs and Convictions of Our Founding Fathers

Sarah Carpenter-Vascik. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (252p), ISBN 978-1-5144-1682-2; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-1681-5


Carpenter-Vascik takes a close look at the views on religion and politics of America’s founding fathers as expressed in their own words.

The Grace of God and the Grace of Man: The Theologies of Bruce Springsteen

Azzan Yadin-Israel. Lingua Press. $16.99 paper (202p), ISBN 978-0-692-71851-3


This book sheds new light on Springsteen’s work by examining the theological overtones of his lyrics.

The House of DeWolff: A Case of Malicious Persecution

Joseph Charles Waiksnis. Kobo. $24.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9977414-0-7


Joseph finds himself the victim of injustice stemming from an attempt by police to seize his property. This follows him across state lines and leads to him being kidnapped by same.

It’s Never About the Money...Even When It Is: How to Untangle Your Emotions from Your Money

Pegi Burdick. CreateSpace. $13.95 paper (168p), ISBN 978-1-5239-1688-7


Read how emotions really control one’s spending.

The Journey of Not Knowing: How 21st-Century Leaders Can Chart a Course Where There Is None

Julie Benezet. Morton Hill Press. $18.95 paper (266p), ISBN 978-0-9978139-0-6

Amazon, Apple iBooks,, Kobo

In story form, a new approach to one of the most elusive leadership capacities needed for the future: navigating the unknown.

Just Add Water: A Memoir

JesuMarie. iUniverse. $12.95 paper (116p), ISBN 978-1-4917-7503-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-7502-8


This is the story of JesuMarie growing up in the Catholic Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She recollects with ingredients for Zuppa Maritata, against the backdrop of domestic abuse.

Labor of Love: Wine Family Women of Piemonte

Suzanne Hoffman. Under Discovered Publishing. $55 hardcover (320p), ISBN 978-0-9972359-0-6, Amazon

A book of stories, genealogies, and photographs of the women of 22 wine families rooted for generations in Piemonte’s Langhe, Roero, and Monferrato areas.

Listening to Ghosts (second edition)

Bob Stockton. Dog Ear Publishing. $19.95 paper (326p), ISBN 978-1-4575-4729-4


An account of Stockton’s coming of age in a northeastern blue-collar neighborhood and his subsequent escape to the U.S. Navy for a 20-year career.

Living Love, the Yoga of Yama & Niyama: Timeless Teachings for Transformation and Awakening

Maetreyii Ma. Ananda Gurukula Publications. $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9863047-1-2

Amazon, Apple iBooks,, Smashwords

This book explores how we can develop a deep sense of well-being and live with purity of heart, feelings of compassion, and loving-kindness for all beings, including ourselves.

N of 1: One Man’s Harvard-Documented Remission of Incurable Cancer Using Only Natural Methods

Glenn Sabin, with Dawn Lemanne. Fon Press. $26.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-0-9975482-2-8; $16.99 paper (TKp), ISBN 978-0-9975482-0-4, Amazon,

Twenty-five years ago my doctors had no cure for my cancer. So I went on a quest to find my own treatment. This is my story...

Necessary Mourning: Healing the Loss of a Parent Through Jewish Ritual

Dahlia Abraham-Klein. Shamashi Press. $9.99 paper (136p), ISBN 978-0-692-71355-6


A account of the traditional customs that are put into practice when a Jewish person dies, providing a moving chronicle of the loss of Abraham-Klein’s own father.

Out of the Shadows: A Memoir

Rachel Rosebud. iUniverse. $13.95 paper (126p), ISBN 978-1-4917-8880-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-8881-3


Rosebud explores her troubled childhood, which included stays at a mental hospital, and how her relationship with God helped her come out of the shadows.

Prema Rasa Siddhanta: Philosophy of Divine Love

Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj. Radha Govind Samiti. $15 hardcover (385p), ISBN 978-93-80661-69-8


A reconciling of contradictory divine philosophies with perfection such that the spiritual wisdom becomes accessible even to a layperson in the search for true happiness.

Priceless Wisdom

David Dayan. WestBow Press. $29.95 hardcover (128p), ISBN 978-1-4908-8822-4


Dayan guides readers on a journey of transformation, self-discovery, and growth. He shares a treasure trove of lessons and priceless wisdom.

Rapid Relief from Emotional Distress II: Blame Thinking Is Bad for Your Mental Health

James E. Campbell. AuthorHouse. $18.49 paper (208p), ISBN 978-1-4490-3696-6; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4490-3698-0


This book takes a look at how certain thinking processes create “psychiatric” symptoms, and how different choices can eliminate those experiences.

The Road to War: Duty & Drill, Courage & Capture

Steven Burgauer. iUniverse. $23.95 paper (348p), ISBN 978-1-4502-1880-1


A first-person account of a brave young man caught up in WWII. He led a combat boat team ashore on Omaha Beach, was wounded, taken prisoner, and then spent the next year as a POW.

The Secret of Math: An English Lover’s Guide to Working with Math

Jon Arnhold. AuthorHouse. $11.95 paper (48p), ISBN 978-1-5049-7465-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5049-7463-9


This book teaches a simple approach built from years of college advising, and if implemented, will open the door to another way of working with math and looking at life.

The Smallest Spark: A World Set Ablaze by a Little Life and a Little Way

John D. Wright. AuthorHouse. $14.95 paper (132p), ISBN 978-1-5049-5184-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5049-5183-8


How much can a little flower bleed? This book provides a depiction of a hidden life that has helped enlighten everyday people’s understanding of ordinary life, suffering, and confidence.


Donald R. James. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (232p), ISBN 978-1-5144-0988-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-0989-3


James has strong beliefs about issues affecting his fellow man. Encompassing dozens of articles over a 40-year period, his book intends to provoke minds and impart positive mindset to readers.

Weedgalized in Colorado: True Tales from the High Country

Johnny Welsh. Peak 1 Publishing. $19.95 paper (274p), ISBN 978-0-9963078-8-8, Amazon

Stories from scores of participants in Colorado’s historic transformation into a cannabis-friendly state. The book doubles as a reference guide, listing dispensaries, strains, and more.

The Weeping Angel: Letters and Poems from World War I France

Hubert Williams Kelley, edited by Mary Kelley. Willow Avenue Books. $14.95 paper (142p), ISBN 978-1-940244-70-9, Amazon

As a young soldier working on the railroads at the front lines in war-torn northern France, Kelley discovers his vocation as a writer.

When Thought Turns to Light: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Transformation

Patrick Paul Garlinger. Epigraph Publishing. $15.95 paper (192p), ISBN 978-1-944037-47-5; $8.99 e-book, ASIN B01M8IKWJD


A concise, practical guide to everyday spirituality to take you beyond your ego and open your life to the power of unconditional love.

Why Debate: Transformed by Academic Discourse

Shawn F. Briscoe. My Debate Resources. $11.95 paper (176p), ISBN 978-0-9978684-0-1


Eighteen diverse authors introduce readers to academic, competitive debate. The activity has a tremendous impact on relationships, academic achievement, careers, and society.

Why Leadership Sucks, Vol. 2: Senior Servant Leadership Fundamentals and the Pain, Pitfalls and Challenges

Miles Anthony Smith. Kompelling Publishing. $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9884053-9-4

Amazon, Audible

To discover why servant leadership is frustrating and learn practical senior leadership principles for your leadership journey, continue with volume 2 of Why Leadership Sucks.

Wisdom of a Life Well-Lived: Words of Reflection and Guidance of a 101-Year Old Woman

Ethel Pearson Levine. BookBaby. $25.65 hardcover (96p), ISBN 978-0-692-75426-9

A collection of self-help articles written by Levine, a 101-year-old woman, providing her advice and perspective on health, marriage, divorce, aging, and relationships.


Attic Ward

Bill Gourgey. Jacked Arts. $14.95 paper (256p), ISBN 978-1-5334-8527-4


A teen artist on the run, a daring heist at the National Gallery—a painting worth the price of freedom?

The Black River Chronicles: Level One

David Tallerman andMichael Wills. Digital Fantasy Fiction. $11.25 paper (291p), ISBN 978-1-927598-51-1; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-927598-52-8


A new fantasy series set in an academy for young adventurers in training.

Fairies in My Garden

Barbara L. Kananen. iUniverse. $10.95 paper (106p), ISBN 978-0-595-45082-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-595-89393-5


Full of fantastic creatures, this story introduces a multidimensional world where anything is possible.

First Kiss (Heavy Influence #1)

Ann Marie Frohoff. AMF Publishing. 99¢ e-book, ISBN 978-0-9916572-3-0

Amazon,, Kobo, Smashwords

Jake Masters, a teenage rocker, is on the verge of stardom when the girl next door becomes something more. They’re forced to face the harsh realities on his road to fame.

¡Hola! Let’s Learn Spanish: Visit New Places and Make New Friends!

Judy Martialay. Judy Martialay. $17.99 paper (30p), ISBN 978-0-9911324-0-9


Fun learning Spanish for kids 6–10 and parents. Visit Mexico with Panchito the jumping bean, follow his adventure, and learn Spanish. Skit, song, Culture Corner, craft. Free audio.

James Clyde and the Diamonds of Orchestra

Colm McElwain. Troubador Publishing. $7.72 paper (240p), ISBN 978-1-78088-069-3


Alongside his friends Ben and Mary Forester, James Clyde must protect a powerful diamond from a sinister man dressed in black and his bloodthirsty army.

Montgomery Rabbit

Sandy Little, illus. by David Wenzel. Dog Ear Publishing. $9.99 paper (72p), ISBN 978-1-4575-4196-4, Amazon,

Adventures and mysteries await a young lop-eared rabbit when he accidentally falls through a hole in an old white fence.

Rebirth of the Dark Ones

Clint Charles Fryer. iUniverse. $8.95 paper (84p), ISBN 978-1-4401-0924-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4401-0925-6


The Guardians, known as the Dark Ones, were an ancient society whose members possessed pure mystical magic. They traveled throughout time to eliminate the forces of evil. Centuries later a young boy set out on a quest to save his true love—and changed his destiny.

Rise (Trifecta) (Vol. 1)

Luis Almonte. Theorem. $12.99 paper (212p), ISBN 978-0-9978940-0-4

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Magic gets real as Alexia Wick, a 15-year-old high school sophomore who also happens to be an Alerium witch, prepares for one of the biggest competitions of her life—the Annual Trials.

Skippy’s Favourite Honey

Anthony Rebuck, illus. by Crock Plagerson. Xlibris. $28.22 paper (42p), ISBN 978-1-5144-4612-6; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-4611-9


Follow an Australian kangaroo named Skippy in an adventure to search for his favorite food—the best honey in the world.

The Skull Collector

Paris Singer. Creativia. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B01M67K0E5


In a world where children are exploited, monsters are saviors, and dark magic is constantly at play, a little girl will go to any lengths to be reunited with her lost ones.

The Sky Drifter

Paris Singer. Creativia. $3.25 e-book, ASIN B01M68QLW1


Everything is the way Seven likes it aboard the Sky Drifter, until a mysterious girl reveals to him a secret that will bring everything he thought he knew crashing down around him.


Anjenique Hughes. Morgan James Publishing. $17.95 paper (262p), ISBN 978-1-63047-818-6; $12.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63047-819-3

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Where nothing is secret, sacred, or safe...

A Spiritual Dog: “Bear”

J. Wesley Porter. WestBow Press. $13.95 paper (32p), ISBN 978-1-5127-3356-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5127-3357-0


This tale of an adopted shelter dog is meant for people of all ages and those who want to enjoy a wholesome story about a beautiful, kind animal.

A Tail of Two Kitties

Terry Cosmas. Xlibris. $13.70 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-5035-0951-1; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5035-0950-4


When two conjoined kitties are left to fend for themselves, two children try to separate them in vain. Can the kitties ever be rescued?

Treasure Dog Takes a Nap

F. Doodle. Dorrance Publishing. $16 paper (36p), ISBN 978-1-4809-2423-9

Treasure Dog is worn out from his adventures. He tries to find a place to sleep, but noises and fun keep distracting him. Maybe some dreams are better awake.

Tyrabbisaurus Rex

A.J. Culey, illus. by Jeanine Henning. Poof! Press. $8 paper (180p), ISBN 978-1-5306-1709-8; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B01DIPIMNA

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Tyrabbisaurus Rex is determined to escape his fate as classroom pet. Ginger’s unhappy about the always escaping, poopy rabbit. He chewed her favorite dress! The demon bunny’s got to go.

Where Is Robin? USA

Robin Barone, illus. by Robyn Mitchell. Diplomat Books. $20 hardcover (52p), ISBN 978-0-9906310-0-2, Baker & Taylor

Adventurous Robin is ready to see the USA, and she wants you to join her. Don’t let her fly alone; spread your wings and come along.