Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 115 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 publishersweekly.com/pw-select for more information.
And Some Will Triumph: Stories of the Mentally Ill in a Correctional Setting and the Nurses Who Care for Them
Virginia Frusteri Sollars. Xlibris. $23.99 paper (440p), ISBN 978-1-5144-7765-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-7764-9
This is a tale of regret and hope, of tragedy and redemption, of lives lived differently from planned, and of lives never lived at all—yet some will triumph.
A Beast No More: Emerging from the Middle State
Phyllis Magold. Outskirts Press. $22.95 paper (358p), ISBN 978-0-578-18463-0
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Three lifelong friends face obstacles and turmoil. Their saga continuously forces them to choose between the aspirations of the human spirit and the temptations of the flesh.
A. Adams Jones. iUniverse. $16.95 paper (266p), ISBN 978-1-4759-0154-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4759-0156-6
A mentally challenged boy born to a crack addict embarks on a coming-of-age journey to create a meaningful existence in the face of incredible odds. Will he be broken or arise victorious?
The Boy Who Dreamed of Becoming a Soldier
José L. Zuluaga. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (190p), ISBN 978-1-5245-2344-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-2343-5
This is the story of Alonso Caz and his dream to one day serve his country.
The Choosing: You Gonna Choose Up or Get Trampled?
Khalidah J. Hunter. AuthorHouse. $16.95 paper (214p), ISBN 978-1-5246-0222-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-0221-5
Hunter takes you on a journey to places you never thought possible. Sometimes hitting rock bottom isn’t enough.
The Clan: The Book of Jasher
Bill W. Sanford. iUniverse. $20.99 paper (278p), ISBN 978-1-4917-9686-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-9685-6
An antiquities dealer delivers an artifact for translation to two college professors. The translated work is opposed by an ancient global society that fears their revelation to the world.
A Country Divided
Jay F. Downs. iUniverse. $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4759-8868-0
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As the Civil War comes to an end, England, France, and Spain plan to retake the land that was theirs. But love also blooms as the invasion day draws near. What is the divine plan?
Fate Rode the Wind: An American Story of Hope and Fortitude
Larry D. Quick. iUniverse. $24.95 paper (450p), ISBN 978-1-4917-3226-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-3224-3
Set in a time when the world’s norms are being turned upside down, this novel tells a story of one family’s undying patriotism, unending trials, and unconditional love.
Layla in the Sky with Diamonds
Manbeena Bhullar Sandhu. Archway Publishing. $14.99 paper (194p), ISBN 978-1-4808-4191-8
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This story interweaves 1960s-style hedonism, Indian culture, drugs, family, devastation, passion, and endearing characters.
The Legacy of John: A Journey of Wisdom
Peter Lago. Peter Lago. $11.99 paper (237p), ISBN 978-1-5203-3547-6
Terminally ill John Hannover understands philosophy and religion. When he meets Paul, who is suicidal and broke, and they embark on a quest for John’s daughter, John discovers life.
James Clayton Welch. iUniverse. $19.95 paper (278p), ISBN 978-1-4917-3808-5
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Loyalty, courage amid war, faith, and honor—these equate the survivor’s final choice: death or life.
Quantum Roots II: Worm Holes (Vol. 2)
Kyle Keyes. Kyle Keyes. $11.99 paper (296p), ISBN 978-0-9864374-9-6
An 1876 Dodge City marshal appears to come through a wormhole to become a modern-day vigilante.
Erik Therme. Thecker Books. $9.99 paper (244p) ISBN 978-0-692-79707-5; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B01MSAA345
When three lives intersect in an unsavory hotel with a bloody history, all will struggle to exorcise their personal demons, unaware that a bigger threat is waiting to strike.
Sarah Anne’s Faithful Friends: Unshakable Faith Series
Cathy Lynn Bryant and Jessica Marie Dorman. Bryant Dorman Books. $12.25 paper (314p), ISBN 978-0-692-56298-7
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Sarah’s happy life has crumbled. Grieving, she again accompanies Mr. Hoyt to Boston. Once there, a terrible tragedy occurs—leaving Sarah in a quandary and facing a fearsome foe.
Thomas G. Morgan. MindStir Media. $17.77 paper (452p), ISBN 978-0-9975435-3-7
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The convergent chaos of characters and culture formations toward his ministry would be radically understated as “a disturbance in Church.”
Skipping Stones in the Sky
Margaret Guy. Robertson Publishing. $14.95 paper (104p), ISBN 978-1-61170-244-6
A collection of short stories unified by the author’s respect for the human spirit and its ability to cope with real losses and unanswerable questions.
A Summer of Good-Byes
Fred Misurella. Blue Triangle Press. $15 paper (314p), ISBN 978-1-5377-2111-8
A novel of contemporary Provence filled with the struggle to live and love in the face of impending death and loss.
The Flowers Speak: The Spiritual Meaning of Flowers
Rosalee M. Smith. Xlibris. $51.99 paper (92p), ISBN 978-1-5144-3474-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-3473-4
This collection of poems gives readers a spiritually enriching experience, imparting to them the importance of faith. It will nourish the soul and comfort the heart.
Pen Scratching Poets: A Collection of One Family’s Creative Pursuits
Marilyn B. Wassmann. AuthorHouse. $33.99 paper (158p), ISBN 978-1-5246-0448-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-0449-3
This collection of poetry and artworks is dedicated to all the members of Wassmann’s family.
The Truth: An Autobiography in Poetry and Prose
Talya Morgana Stein. iUniverse. $19.95 paper (256p), ISBN 978-1-4917-3506-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-3508-4
This poetry collection recounts Stein’s journey through a debilitating illness. Stein reaches down into the fundamental qualities and emotions that connect us.
After the Wedding Came the Marriage: P.S. I Love and Forgive You
Stella Louise. WestBow Press. $17.95 paper (206p), ISBN 978-1-5127-3073-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5127-3072-2
A drama about a relationship involving trafficking, deception, adultery, and attempted murder. The mayhem eventually leads to a confession and repentance.
Attack on Nantucket
Thad Dupper. Kilshaw Press. $15.95 paper (312p), ISBN 978-0-9983476-0-8
The U.S. president and his family are vacationing on the New England island of Nantucket. But terrorist cells are embedded there, and the people of Nantucket, along with the government’s military and intelligence assets, are about to be challenged by events unleashed on their picturesque home.
P.J. Peacock. Xlibris. $24.19 paper (254p), ISBN 978-1-5245-1753-3; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-1752-6
An unsanctioned murder in western Australia has caused chaos in a vicious, unprincipled family dating from the 17th century, whose holdings are now mostly homogenized. It cannot be allowed.
The Datura Solution: Book 1 in the Max Foreman Series
Patrick Faure. Xlibris. $23.28 paper (350p), ISBN 978-1-5144-9390-8; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-9389-2
This tale of love, tragedy, brutality, and greed builds into a fight for survival for Max and for his associates in the unforgiving world of Russian oligarchs.
Dead Man’s Tale
David Campbell. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (210p), ISBN 978-1-5245-4218-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-4217-7
Who killed Arnold Gibbs is no great mystery. Or is it? Dallas homicide detective Reese Barrett strives to solve a riddle that will uncover the truth.
Barbara Chamberlin. Dorrance Publishing. $19 paper (272p), ISBN 978-1-4809-3264-7
When his stepsister disappears, Stephen works with a brilliant and gorgeous FBI agent to find her. Filled with twists and turns—always be aware of your surroundings.
Go Fast (Simon Ellice, Book 2)
Rod Humphris. Rat’s Tales. $8.70 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9935761-6-4
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In the ancient Moroccan smuggling port of Nador, Simon Ellice discovers that he’s caught up in a tangle of illegal power and hidden love.
Hand of God: Impact Event America
Peter Thorn. Wolf’s Mount. $16.95 paper (343p), ISBN 978-1-5331-5204-6
Terrorists unleash the most powerful force on the planet against America, setting off a manhunt across the Mediterranean.
The Place Where the Giant Fell
John Henry Hardy. CreateSpace. $8.50 paper (163p), ISBN 978-1-5239-7315-6
Racism in pre-statehood Arizona.
Razor’s Edge: American Yakuza III
Isabella. Sapphire Books. $14.95 paper (254p), ISBN 978-1-943353-81-1; $8.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-943353-82-8
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Luce Potter lives by a code of honor. Push her and she shoves back, harder. There’s only one problem: Luce has just found out that revenge is a knife that cuts both ways.
The Thin Blue Li(n)e
Brian Cook. Litfire Publishing. $22.99 paper (392p), ISBN 978-1-63524-710-7
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This story picks up where Hands Across the Sea left off and takes a new direction, but will address the cliffhangers and subplots yet to be resolved.
N.V. Baker. Nightwatchman Press. $8.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9979936-0-8
An international mystery/thriller that weaves together the story of a young American who vanished in Iran in 1978 and the friend who, 29 years later, is determined to find her.
Insurmountable Odds: Book One of When Stars Fall
Martin A. Saunders. Mak Studios. $4.73 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9934067-0-6
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When 400 million ships occupy a system at the edge of the Sulranian Empire, destroying a world, the empire finds itself facing a war that is lost before it has even begun.
Manner of the Sundog
Ted Cabana. Xlibris. $23.99 paper (611p), ISBN 978-1-4931-1290-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4931-1292-0
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A depiction of the cultural and political struggles of the Annortic people following a century of intense climate change, land avulsion, war, and social discord.
President Tron 7000
Adam Pfeffer. iUniverse. $15.95 paper (228p), ISBN 978-1-4917-1942-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-1943-5
In 2056, the United States has elected its first android president. In this science fiction novel exploring humanity’s quest for perfection through technology, humans fight to survive against androids determined to destroy them.
Sex, Blood, Rock ’n’ Roll, and Vampyr
K.M. McFarland. Act4Publishing. $6.99 paper (157p), ISBN 978-1-54077773-7; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B01MQPJ9TS
West Side’s frontman mysteriously vanished into the dark shadows of New Orleans after being turned into a vampire. Will the band’s lead guitarist finally uncover his secret?
Zafirah. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (84p), ISBN 978-1-5245-2872-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-2871-3
Would a distrustful girl with a shattered past be able to handle it? Would a man as shattered as the girl be able to accept her?
The Wind Wielder
Leona Hass. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (200p), ISBN 978-1-5144-8404-3; $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-8403-6
In a world where certain people are born with the ability to control natural elements, Selene Nesk, a 17-year-old wind elemental, journeys to uncover the truth behind her repressed memories.
The Wishing Tree
Bevan Knight. Xlibris. $30.20 paper (376p), ISBN 978-1-4990-9904-1; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4990-9903-4
Knight weaves together elements of science fiction and fantasy to produce an exploration of human needs and values in this first volume of a trilogy.
911 Call for Rapture: Unraveled Ecstasy
Gloria E. iUniverse. $21.95 paper (394p), ISBN 978-1-4917-9008-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-9007-6
A superhot, captivating lady is enthralled with a handsome but cynical, cold-hearted man. Only time will tell if her passion will endure his frozen persona.
Elissa Blue: Book One of the Winged
T.K. Perry. Scarlet Note Publishing. $13.75 paper (403p), ISBN 978-0-9986335-2-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9986335-1-0
Elissa Blue has finally gotten her wings and now must migrate to the Mating Mountain and find a husband before she loses her ability to fly as well as her freedom.
Mount the Count: A Confabulation of Chasing Wild Dreams Whilst Chasing Wild Boars
Bibi von Behren, illus. by John Coburn. Invisible Books. $30 paper (240p), ISBN 978-0-9953354-0-0
Say good-bye to everyone you know to go live in France with the man of your dreams. Spend the rest of your life riding horses and drinking cognac? What could possibly go wrong?
My Soul Belongs to You
C.L. Hunter. Winding Road Publishing. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B01MT0LJ2A
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In the Soul Mate series, the cross-continental frolics continue with Kate and Deacon as drama blends with desire.
Pride and Passion
Harry Hall. iUniverse. $19.95 paper (336p), ISBN 978-1-4917-9807-2; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-9808-9
A proud entrepreneur and his high school sweetheart engage in a sensual, passionate off-and-on relationship, spiraling toward humbling, climactic events that neither can control.
Jewel E. Ann. Jewel E. Ann. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B01MAWASHF
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Unlikely roommates, Scarlet (thief) and Theo (brooding carpenter) are caught in a web of deadly secrets. The only truth they share: everything is a lie. Do you believe in miracles?
A Star Is Falling
Rita Bell Valet. CreateSpace. $17.75 paper (444p), ISBN 978-1-5372-3002-3
This screwball comedy with a 100 shades of black humor is a postmodern twist on A Star Is Born.
The Walking Stick: Chewahnih
Kathy Love Cowen. Cats Paw Plus. $12.93 paper (360p), ISBN 978-1539421573
Surviving the raid on her village, Chewahnih crosses paths with and gives her heart to a man who may have been involved with the murder of her mother.
Wet: A Small Town Romance (Love in Lone Star, Book 1)
Ashley Bostock. Ashley Bostock. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B01M2AGY76
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Explosive chemistry in a small town between Miranda and Ryan. She’s been trouble since she was a teen. He is the town’s poster boy. How will the two of them find happily ever after?
Your Soul Was Made for Mine
C.L. Hunter. Winding Road Publishing. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B015EPMZHQ
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The tragic death of Emmalyn’s husband brings her in contact with Irish billionaire Nolan. A friendship blossoms into desire, passion, and love.
Aphorisms, Adages & Advice for the Children I Never Had
Len Tomaka. WestBow Press. $17.95 paper (196p), ISBN 978-1-5127-5609-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5127-5608-1
This collection of aphorisms and adages is intended for any age. Whether one is working, playing, or attending the school of hard knocks, Tomaka has words of advice for you.
The Authentic Lover: Reclaiming Love’s Beauty and Power
Chris Hakim. Wise Love Books. $14.95 paper (204p), ISBN 978-0-9981553-0-2; $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9981553-1-9
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The four enemies of love are violence, pettiness, vanity, and our reproductive agenda. Beyond these formidable enemies, nothing keeps us from the vast experience of unconditional love.
Beware the Raised Eyebrow: Are Cultural Expectations the Path to the Good Life? If Not, What Is the Path?
Mark Johnson. Clovercroft Publishing. $15.99 paper (242p), ISBN 978-1-942587-85-9
Most believe fame, money, power, etc., represent the “good life.” But is this true? Johnson examines the actual good life and how it can be built by anyone, regardless of circumstances.
Burke and Demaret: The Wit and Wisdom of Golf’s Most Colorful Duo
Bill Pelham. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (254p), ISBN 978-1-5245-4300-6
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These stories pay tribute to two talented golfers and visionaries who created a golf club that attracted celebrities such as Bob Hope and Tiger Woods. Some stories are legendary, but many have never been told before.
A Call to the Heart: Shifting Out of Ego into Spirit
Shanna Covey. Balboa Press. $17.99 paper (258p), ISBN 978-1-4525-6453-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4525-6454-8
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In this series of essays, Shanna Covey dissects her everyday experiences to understand egoic drivers and shift into spiritual solutions.
The Challenges of Masculinity
Carl Erikson. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (188p), ISBN 978-1-5246-3998-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-3997-6
Erikson explains the masculinity currently required of men in our country and gives men a map for finding their personal masculinities and more satisfying lives.
Cuba’s Guarded Promise: A Snapshot of a Country on the Cusp of Enormous Change
Bari S. Robinson. Bari S. Robinson. $15.99 paper (70p), ISBN 978-0-692-77454-0
Robinson highlights Cuba’s current governmental policies and cultural attitudes about racial and gender equality, and provides glimpses into Cuba’s educational, elder care, and economic challenges.
DeFacto Feminism: Essays Straight Outta Oakland
Judy Juanita, illus. by Rini Templeton. EquiDistance Press. $19.95 paper (230p), ISBN 978-0-9716352-1-0
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These essays look at the gap between black and female empowerment, viewing activism and feminism in one writer’s political, artistic, and spiritual life.
Defiant for America
Mike Ducheine. Mike Ducheine. $21.95 paper (310p), ISBN 978-0-9984859-1-1
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He defied the odds and became the 45th president of the United States. Now, Donald Trump is on a mission to restore America’s greatness.
Fixed: Dope Sacks, Dye Packs and the Long Welcome Back
Doug Piotter. Doug Piotter. $14.95 paper (348p), ISBN 978-0-9965800-0-7
A comedic account of addiction, crime, punishment, and recovery.
Food Jockey: The World of a Fast Food Worker
Spencer T.-T. Palmer. AuthorHouse. $17.50 paper (184p), ISBN 978-1-4107-3102-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4107-3103-6
Palmer looks back on his experiences working in the fast-food industry.
Forestry Flavours of the Month: The Changing Face of World Forestry
Alastair Fraser. AuthorHouse. $18.24 paper (228p), ISBN 978-1-5246-2892-5; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-2891-8
Whether you’re preparing to become a forester, are already in the field, or are interested in conservation, the environment, or government, this book will drive you to action.
Funny Conversations with God: An Uncalled-for Dialogue
Dunn Neugebauer. iUniverse. $16.95 paper (254p), ISBN 978-1-4759-5086-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4759-5084-7
Through fictionalized conversations with God, Neugebauer shares his feelings, life experiences, and philosophies in a meaningful and entertaining way. He also grasps a deeper understanding of God.
God Is Not a Religion: Why America Is in Decline
James K. Karlson. Archway Publishing. $11.99 paper (116p), ISBN 978-1-4808-3389-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4808-3391-3
An examination of the political, moral, and spiritual decline characterized in modern American culture. Karlson offers a path for individuals and the nation to follow to return to living “under God.”
Government Control of News: A Constitutional Challenge
Corydon B. Dunham. iUniverse. $21.95 paper (296p), ISBN 978-1-4502-6406-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4502-6407-5
Television news executive Dunham offers a comprehensive study of the history of television news and how past and current proposed government regulations threaten First Amendment rights.
Integrity—Integrity: In Times Like These?
Frank C. Wilson. Booksurge Publishing. $9.99 paper (216p), ISBN 978-1-4392-4062-5
Can an honest manager be successful in business? Yes, and this book will show you how this can be done.
Kentucky’s First Asylum: A Saga of the People and Practices
Alma Wynelle Deese. iUniverse. $26.95 paper (428p), ISBN 978-1-4620-7303-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4620-7304-7
Deese dissects the inner workings of the Eastern Kentucky Asylum, Kentucky’s first asylum and the second state-supported asylum to be established in the United States.
The Last Faith: A Book by an Atheist Believer
Karmak Bagisbayev, trans. by Joanna Dobson. CreateSpace. $9.96 paper (216p), ISBN 978-1-5372-7122-4; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B01MRYDG77
Philosophical fiction written in the form of a conversation with God. In contrast to classic philosophy or religious teachings, the book offers a simple and liberating view on life.
Listening to the Other: Versions of Yiddish, Vietnamese, and Aztec Poetry
Martin Wasserman. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (74p), ISBN 978-1-5245-2397-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-2396-1
Wasserman uses the language of poetry as a means of connecting with all the “others” in his life—three poets representing the Yiddish, Vietnamese, and Aztec cultures.
A Manual for the Modern Mystic: How to Practice Being in the Presence of God
Rio Olesky. iUniverse. $33.95 hardcover (360p), ISBN 978-1-4502-9405-8; $23.95 paper (360p), ISBN 978-1-4502-9403-4
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A guide about how to weave spirituality into real-world experiences by following 12 basic, manageable laws.
My Reflections on Ho’oponopono
Mabel Katz. Your Business. $19.95 paper (214p), ISBN 978-0-9882336-7-6
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This book aims to change your perspective about how you deal with the challenges and threats of life so that you will be happier and more at peace.
My Side of the Story: Tales from a Fatherless Daughter
Dariel Martin. Dariel Martin. $12.99 paper (46p), ISBN 978-0-692-77153-2; $10.99 e-book, ASIN B01MZWHRSY
Overcoming the challenges that being fatherless brought into Martin’s life wasn’t easy, but she’s proud to stand strong.
My Tree of Life as an Appraiser of American Indian Art: My Viewpoint
Leona M. Zastrow, illus. by Nancy Zastrow Riley. Archway Publishing. $37.95 hardcover (75p), ISBN 978-1-4808-4130-7
Information about how American Indian art items were appraised, including pottery, jewelry, textiles, paintings, and the artists who made these items.
My Trip to Mardi Gras: And Other Short Stories
Henry Choice. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (168p), ISBN 978-1-5246-0462-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-0461-5
This personal memoir is a nostalgic, time-warping trip to the ’70s, filled with quirky stories from the author’s experiences on the road and unforgettable encounters that make life worth living.
Out of the Rabble: Ending the Global Economic Crisis by Understanding the Zimbabwean Experience
David Chiweza. iUniverse. $15.95 paper. (164p), ISBN 978-1-4759-7385-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4759-7384-6
The world economy is in a crisis. Chiweza dissects the real causes of the financial crisis and presents telling scenarios for the future.
The Poetic Scriptures of John: God’s Word in Rhythm & Rhyme
Michael D. Wester. WestBow Press. $19.95 paper (248p), ISBN 978-1-5127-4503-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5127-4501-6
Read God’s word like you’ve never read it before, in rhyme and rhythm that will make you read more. Enjoy the writings of the apostle John written to the beat of a drum.
Revivement: Having a Life After Making a Living
Gloria Dunn-Violin, illus. by Brian Narelle. Having a Life Now. $18.95 paper (270p), ISBN 978-0-9660867-0-6
This book is designed as an uplifting, inspiring, and forward-thinking escort to your later years. Filled with wisdom, guidance, stories, and worksheets. It personalizes this major transition for you.
Ringing Bells in Malta
Otto Henry. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (228p), ISBN 978-1-5245-4600-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-4599-4
In a personal quest, Henry discovers the wonder and majesty of the huge, bronze ringing bells in Malta and the individuals who volunteer to ring them.
Skin Scam: Dying to Be Beautiful
Melvin L. Elson. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (176p), ISBN 978-1-4836-0716-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4836-0718-4
Elson details the causes of the appearance of aging and informs the consumer what the pitfalls are when one begins to seek help in reversing the signs of aging.
Ruby Bounds Boswell. iUniverse. $11.95 paper (92p), ISBN 978-1-4502-0532-0
Citing her views from child rearing, health care, police brutality, and the overall lack of common sense in society, Boswell details the downfall of America.
Strength Starts Within You: A Guide to Becoming Your Own Super Hero
Joe Bellistri. Kerri Nelson. $12.99 paper (198p), ISBN 978-1-5430-6796-5
A collection of short essays showing a transformation from lost and alone to confident, focused, and happy. Bellestri now lives his life as the superhero through his family’s eyes.
The Underdog Curse: The Cause, the Cure, Your Road to Success
Don MacDonald. Best Seller Publishing. $17.97 paper (278p), ISBN 978-1-5333-8458-4
Everyone loves an underdog, but what happens when you get addicted to that mindset?
Unseen Wonders: The Miracles of Nature
J.K. Hutchison. Xlibris $61.99 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-5245-4027-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-3251-2
Hutchison takes the reader on a journey to see the beauty surrounding us all with poems about and photos of the miracles of nature.
Upgrade to Africa Business Class: Why You Should Expand Your Business into Africa
Winfred Oppong-Amoako. 1LeadRoot. $20.98 e-book, ISBN 978-0-620-72543-9
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This book combines field experience and research to create a great resource for Africa investors, businesses, governments, academics, and other decision makers.
Void if Detached: Seeking Modern Spirituality Through My Father’s Old Sermons
Sarah Bowen. Teras Publishing. $20 paper (400p), ISBN 978-0-615-75548-9
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After her father’s death, an irreverent, religion-phobic Gen-Xer journeys creatively through history and theology to find modern spirituality through her father’s old sermons.
What Is Man! From the World of Ro and Mo
Rohan and Mohan Perera. World of Ro and Mo. $24.99 hardcover (156p), ISBN 978-1-5272-0588-8; $16.79 paper (154p), ISBN 978-1-5406-5030-6
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In modern times, it’s easy for the anxieties and challenges of humanity to shroud the true purpose of life, but now you can find your way back—to Jesus Christ.
Why They Stay: Sex Scandals, Deals, and Hidden Agendas of Nine Political Wives
Anne Michaud. Ogunquit-NYPress. $14.99 paper (279p), ISBN 978-0-9976633-1-0
An award-winning journalist explores the possible reasoning and motivation behind why nine political wives stayed with their husbands after the husbands’ highly public infidelities.
Without Return: Memoirs of an Egyptian Jew 1930–1957
Jacques Sardas. Thebes Press. $17.95 paper (280p), ISBN 978-0-9980849-0-9
A Sephardic Jew’s life in Egypt during the last years that Jews, Muslims, and Christians lived side by side, and his determination to rise from refugee to a top U.S. business leader.
Working to Bring About Justice, Peace, and Victory in the World Today
Joyce A. Kimber. Outskirts Press. $9.95 paper (23p), ISBN 978-1-4787-6835-7
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A little book with a big message. God still rules and will guide us as individuals and as a nation to work together to bring about peace in our world today.
You Are Weird
Oliver Heyn. Oliver Heyn. $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-80-7536-126-4
The emotionally powerful story of twin brothers. Based on real events.
All the Other Nuggies: Nuggies, Vol. 2
Jeff Minich, illus. by Renan Garcia. Nuggies. $19.95 hardcover (32p), ISBN 978-0-9862224-4-3; $5.95 paper (32p), ISBN 978-0-9968115-4-5
Coco is a very lonely Nuggie. As she learns to fit in with some new friends, Coco discovers that being different isn’t a bad thing—it’s what makes her unique and fun to be with.
The Big Adventures of Tiny House
Susan Schaefer Bernardo, illus. by Courtenay Fletcher. Inner Flower Child Books. $17.95 hardcover (32p), ISBN 978-0-9711228-2-6
In this picture book, an old farmhouse is recycled into Tiny—a little house with wheels that sets off across America to discover the meaning of home.
Bun Bun Goes on Vacation: An Almost True Story
Robert M. Law. Archway Publishing. $15.95 paper (32p), ISBN 978-1-4808-3250-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4808-3252-7
Law shares the tale and real-life photographs of a little white rabbit’s adventures at a cottage resort where he attempts to do everything the other children do.
Daddy Forgot My Dinner: Nuggies, Vol. 1
Jeff Minich, illus. by Renan Garcia. Nuggies. $19.95 hardcover (32p), ISBN 978-0-9862224-3-6; $5.95 paper (32p), ISBN 978-0-9968115-3-8
Chomper is a very hungry Nuggie who will do almost anything for a treat or a bite to eat. Find out what happens when he’s left home all alone with an empty bowl.
Duluth the Dragon: A Big Red Bully
Devon Buffett. Archway Publishing. $16.95 paper (28p), ISBN 978-1-4808-3269-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4808-3495-8
Dragon Fairy and her little human helper must rely on their wits, talents, and humor to stand up to a bully and scare the mean right out of him.
Giovanni (the Great)
Pauline Furmanczyk-Winogron. iUniverse. $12.95 paper (160p), ISBN 978-1-4917-9330-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-9332-9
Despite his disfigured hands, Antonio dreams of being a concert violinist as he and his new friend, Giovanni—also a great dreamer—embark on hilarious adventures on their road to performing onstage.
God Always Loves You
Mara Laird. Archway Publishing. $22.95 hardcover (28p), ISBN 978-1-4808-3907-6; $16.95 paper (28p), ISBN 978-1-4808-3909-0
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Young children and parents alike will learn about the value and joy of knowing about God’s unconditional love for all his children.
The Hare Gets Married and Other Tales: A Collection of Folktales from Zimbabwe
Victoria Mushaba Chimhutu. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (88p), ISBN 978-1-5245-5039-4; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-5038-7
This is a collection of folktales that happened a long time ago, somewhere deep in the forests of Zimbabwe. The folktales are didactic in nature, depicting important life lessons.
Hello There, Do You Still Know Me?
Laurie B. Arnold. Prospecta Press. $9.99 paper (184p), ISBN 978-1-63226-061-1
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Twelve-year-old Madison McGee and her two best friends turn a magic TV into a time machine so they can travel into the past to find the cure for Madison’s ailing grandmother.
Peter Clenott. iUniverse. $18.95 paper (314p), ISBN 978-1-4759-8065-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4759-8067-7
A teenager returns to her Amazon roots to discover that her DNA is not entirely human and that uncovering the mystery of her past may save humanity from the hunters.
If I Could Climb Trees: Nuggies, Vol. 5
Jeff Minich, illus. by Renan Garcia. Nuggies. $19.95 hardcover (32p), ISBN 978-0-9968115-7-6
A whimsical story that encourages children to explore their imaginations and see the world through the eyes of others.
If You Were Me and Lived in... the Ancient Mali Empire (Vol. 10)
Carole P. Roman, illus. by Mateya Arkova. CreateSpace. $16.99 paper (78p), ISBN 978-1-5403-3727-6
Roman travels back in time to visit the exciting ancient empire of Mali in Africa during the 14th century. Learn about the varied customs and cultures.
If You Were Me and Lived on... Mars (Vol. 21)
Carole P. Roman, illus. by Mateya Arkova. CreateSpace. $12.99 paper (44p), ISBN 978-1-5408-6972-2
Roman blasts off to colonize the planet Mars. Learn about how life would be lived on the red planet. Travel to Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system.
Lessons of the Game
Kevin Mcleod. Aston Mc Enterprises. $13.99 paper (130p), ISBN 978-1-63587-390-0
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A detailed account of the necessary things young players must prepare themselves for, as well as the pitfalls they should avoid.
The Little Yarnmouth Abduction
Tim Van Minton. CreateSpace. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B01IWB5QH0
The inhabitants of Little Yarnmouth Island are missing. A teacher is murdered, and a ruthless Arctic tribe is hunting a bewildered 12-year-old boy.
Magical Eyes: Dawn of the Sand
Jessica D’Agostini. Friesen Press. $16.99 paper (354p), ISBN 978-1-4602-9720-9; $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4602-9721-6
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A fantasy novel with life lessons. In a world where magic is feared, Princess Martina must conceal her magical talents. But when tragedy strikes, she must work to save the kingdom from war and famine, vicious ralthors, and a tyrant king.
Molly, the Opera-Singing Cow
Sylvia Yorke, illus. by Helen J. Haberstroh. Dorrance Publishing. $16 paper (30p), ISBN 978-1-4809-2685-1
Molly is just another cow—until she hears opera on the radio. When Molly tries to sing, all her friends make fun of her. Can Molly persevere and find her own true beautiful moo?
Ollie’s Unlucky Day (Colored Version)
Margee Minter. Litfire Publishing. $20.99 hardcover (26p), ISBN 978-1-68256-947-4; $9.99 paper (26p), ISBN 978-1-68256-953-5
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What happens at the surprise party really surprises everyone. It is even remembered to this very day.
Oui Oui, Gigi! Nuggies, Vol. 4
Jeff Minich, illus. by Renan Garcia. Nuggies. $19.95 hardcover (32p), ISBN 978-0-9968115-0-7; $5.95 paper (32p), ISBN 978-0-9968115-6-9
After getting lost in Paris, two little dogs are spotted by the dog catcher and find themselves on the run. Will they find their way home? Or will they stay lost in Paris?
Renegade Red: Book Two of the Light Trilogy
Lauren Bird Horowitz. Papaloa Press. $18.99 hardcover (432p), ISBN 978-0-9745956-7-2; $9.99 paper (432p), ISBN 978-0-9745956-5-8
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Across broken cities, underground labyrinths, rising floods, and endless skies, can Noa Sullivan rescue her sister, understand her own heart, and be renegade enough to survive?
Roger the Mini-Dragon and the Magic Meadow
Trish Sardinha. iUniverse. $10.95 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-4917-9373-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-9374-9
When Roger the minidragon hatches into a strange new world, he makes friends with a group of feathery and furry critters—and discovers the beauty and mystery of nature.
Jeanne Fiedler. Bookwhirl. $4.68 paper (320p), ISBN 978-1-61856-760-4
Fiedler presents a vision of a future world with no hate or violence in a series of poems and poetic meditations with love, harmony, beauty, and joy.
Tom the Good Luck Black Cat
Kirk Aurandt. Admiralty Record Publishing. $19.25 hardcover (41p), ISBN 978-0-692-80380-6; $8.25 paper (41p), ISBN 978-0-9983853-0-3
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Relive the 1925 World Series with Tom, a black cat from Butler, Pennsylvania, as he overcomes adversity to help the Pittsburgh Pirates win.
A Tree with Only One Leaf, Vol. II: Multiple Vertices Connected by One Path
Cassandra L. Welch. CreateSpace. $12.99 paper (124p), ISBN 978-1-5423-7325-8
The second in a series of 12 short stories blends fact with fiction to educate readers and illuminate the civil rights movement.
Trinity: Finding of the Singer, the Deacon, and the Good Samaritan
Joe Gonzalez. Xlibris. $23.99 paper (438p), ISBN 978-1-5245-2863-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-2862-1
Unravel the mystery behind a small crystal diamond that links a lead singer for a famous band, his mom, and a six-year-old girl he met in Dallas during a concert in “trinity.”
A Very Scary Pumpkin: Nuggies, Vol. 3
Jeff Minich, illus. by Renan Garcia. Nuggies. $19.95 hardcover (32p), ISBN 978-0-9862224-8-1; $5.95 paper (32p), ISBN 978-0-9968115-5-2
Two little dogs discover their new home is haunted by a very scary ghost named Pumpkin. Will Pumpkin scare the Nuggies away? Or will they find a way to become friends and stay?
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