Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 111 self-published titles below. Each appears with a list of retailers that are selling the book and a description provided by its author. 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.
Alexander’s Short Stories
De-Witt A. Herd. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (62p), ISBN 978-1-5245-0808-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-0807-4
This book plays on three epic journeys into a vast imagination. You will find yourself in worlds filled with great adventures and terrifying secrets.
Because of Me, Vol. 1
Robin S. Garland. Full Feather Press. $10.95 paper (190p), ISBN 978-0-9896428-8-0
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An accidental murder causes a mother and daughter to change their identities and leave Texas for Independence, Mo., to join an all-woman wagon train headed for new lands in Oregon.
Before the Court of Heaven
Jack Mayer. Long Trail Press. $19.95 paper (530p), ISBN 978-0-9841113-4-3
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In 1922, a German fascist assassin on trial for his life is offered forgiveness if he repents. How Germany’s Weimar democracy became the Third Reich—a cautionary tale.
David M. Antebi. RoseDog Publishing. $25 hardcover (245p), ISBN 978-1-4809-7559-0
A man struggles to reconcile the beliefs of the community he was born into, the Syrian Jews of Brooklyn, N.Y., in this tale of self-examination and healing.
The Burning Obsession
Faith Durham. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (28p), ISBN 978-1-5144-3279-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-3278-5
This book has a physiological twist, following the journey of a young girl who grew up differently from other girls.
Empty Bottle of Smoke
Conon Parks. Brave Dog Dead Dog Art Works. $14.99 paper (148p), ISBN 978-0-9975163-0-2
A hunted man named Walter seeks sanctuary in the no-man’s-land of downtown Seattle just as the World Trade Organization hits the shores, the protests commence, and the riots break out.
Free Fall to Black
John H. Cunningham. Greene Street.
$4.99 e-book, ASIN B06XKRJ1DR
Travel back to 2006 and the peak moment of Buck’s success, when he discovers an ancient treasury in Guatemala, then marries a supermodel and basks in his 15 minutes of fame—before it blows apart.
B.A. Coots. WestBow Press. $19.95 paper (244p), ISBN 978-1-5127-5299-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5127-5298-4
When Gabby Rendon’s coworker accuses her of embezzlement, she is forced to resign from her job. Little does Gabby know this is just the beginning of her problems.
G.D. Dess. Lone Wolf Books. $28.95 hardcover (320p), ISBN 978-0-9985589-0-5; $16.95 paper (326p), ISBN 978-0-9985589-1-2
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This novel recounts the journey of its ordinary, quietly charming protagonist, whose search for self-realization goes extraordinarily wrong.
The Healing of Howard Brown
Jeb Stewart Harrison. CreateSpace. $13.95 paper (336p), ISBN 978-1-5309-0028-2; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B01KNEJ9SQ
A 60-year-old retired teacher embarks on a personal journey to unravel his dysfunctional family history and gain self-discovery.
In the Glow of the Lavalamp: Stories of Bad Sex and Other Misfortunes
Lily Wilson. Wandering in the Words Press. $9.99 paper (182p), ISBN 978-0-9976355-6-0
Stories of sex gone hilariously wrong, set in bathtubs, backseats, and battlegrounds, confirm that bizarre is the nature of the universe and humor may be the best path through it.
The Least of These: Mask of Matthew
K.E. Wass. Archway Publishing. $13.99 paper (172p), ISBN 978-1-4808-1997-9
A fictional account based on real-life cases of the pain and suffering caused by online child pornography. A different and hopeful approach to a very dark topic.
The Lion’s Den
Norma Cook. iUniverse. $20.99 paper (296p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0243-4; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0242-7
In this action-adventure romance, a photojournalist and a conservationist embark on an international journey to the truth as lives, hearts, and the future of a presidency hang in the balance.
C.H. Byart. CreateSpace. $16.95 paper (358p), ISBN 978-1-5426-6202-4
When he was just a child, Galen was cured by two Druids and Yeshua (Jesus). He was told of his special destiny. It will take him a lifetime to understand his true purpose.
The Noble Rebellion
Joshua G. Fensterstock. Outskirts Press. $19.95 paper (432p), ISBN 978-1-4327-7661-9
Terrorists murder every Federal official except for Max Noble.
One Chance for Glory: First Nonstop Flight Across the Pacific
Edward T. and Robert L. Heikell. AuthorHouse. $19.95 paper (248p), ISBN 978-1-4969-1039-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4969-1037-0
Historical fiction that charts the extraordinary life of Clyde Pangborn, an accomplished Washington-born aviator. He was the first to fly the 4,500 miles nonstop across the Pacific in 1931.
One Sitka Summer
Lois Lindenfeld. iUniverse. $12.95 paper (166p), ISBN 978-1-4917-4885-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-4884-8
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Through all of Eliza’s experiences, adventures, and family crises, she comes to understand that God is always there and watching over her.
Polk, Harper & Who
Panayotis Cacoyannis. CreateSpace. $9.99 paper (237p), ISBN 978-1-5202-4685-7; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B01N5CXTPJ
Told tenderly and with humor, this is a contemporary tale of complex family relationships, friendships being put to the test, and imperfect London love within imperfect London lives.
Riot: A 1960s Love Story
Charles S. Isaacs. Harpers Ferry Press. $29.95 paper (458p), ISBN 978-0-692-48696-2
A young man falls in love, fights to end the Vietnam War, and is jailed and beaten by police, all leading to a transformed consciousness, of the world and of himself.
Robert Burns Clark. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (314p), ISBN 978-1-5245-5057-8; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-5056-1
Two boys have known nothing but violence in life, usually solving a problem by killing their antagonists. This story follows their search for peace and redemption.
The Ugly Guys Club
Dan K. Oh. Tellwell Talent. $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-77302-158-4
A funny, whimsical story about an ever-grumbling antihero who mourns about a bride that got away. So he presents his case against God and embraces a newfound religion, atheism.
When Brothers Meet
John Henry Hardy. CreateSpace. $9.99 paper (149p), ISBN 978-1-5413-8434-7
America has overwhelming debt, China wants to annex Southern California and Russia a part of Alaska., and invasion forces head for the U.S. during Operation Dragon.
Bipolar Poems Before & After Lithium
Gene Olson. Outskirts Press. $10.95 paper (83p), ISBN 978-1-4787-6784-8
A poetry collection that is raw, courageous, compelling, and entertaining—shedding some much-needed light on the shadows of mental illness.
Graffiti Mural: My Off the Wall Creative Writing
Eartha Watts Hicks. Earthatone Enterprises. $15.95 paper (128p), ISBN 978-0-9914892-3-7
Creative writing needs to breathe somewhere. Why not where it can be shared? This is a collection of poetry, lyrics, lyrical rants, and tales (both true and imagined).
Beyond This Realm
William Songy. Two Pillars Publishing. 99¢ e-book, ASIN B06XR3FGYT
While in his spiritual state, Len learns about his death and the killer that now targets his family.
Arthur J. Rawl. Rawl & Associates. $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5136-1912-5
A tale of high finance, high intrigue, murder, and love set in intoxicating Brazil during the late 20th century and driven by its churning energy.
W.D. Frolick. WDF Publishing. $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9950554-1-4
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Murder in a cabin in Maine: Who did it? Who is the unidentified man? Why was he murdered? A murder mystery with twists, turns, and obstacles that lead to a dramatic climax.
The Devil’s Kettle
J.J. Ollman. Outskirts Press. $15.95 paper (265p), ISBN 978-1-4787-8620-7
Three missing persons cases over a two-year period collide in this novel. A man must not only find his friend but dodge the police in the process.
Ronald F. Sharp. CreateSpace. $9.95 paper (239p), ISBN 978-1-4953-6470-9
When a cemetery lot salesman runs into mob trouble, he seeks anonymity for himself and his sociopathic girlfriend by joining a traveling carnival—after dealing with family issues.
Red Sunset Drive: A Ghost and a Cop Series
Jan Walters. iUniverse. $22.95 paper (410p), ISBN 978-1-5320-1117-7
A year ago, Detective Brett O’Shea didn’t believe in paranormal killers. Now he can no longer deny that there are things in this world better left buried.
The Tangled Web: The Spoils of War in the Hands of the Good and Evil
Kenneth Ricklefs. Trafford. $20.33 paper (360p), ISBN 978-1-4907-2961-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4907-2960-2
From the French countryside to Marseille to London, this a story of greed, romance, murder, and betrayal stretches across Europe and beyond.
Aliens Got My Sally: UFO Pulp Fiction for the Modern Mind
Lee Baldwin. Baldwin Books. $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9854777-6-9
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An archeologist extracts a coded message from a pre-Columbian sculpture disclosing that Earth is a failed colony of an ancient galactic race. Humanity will not be amused.
L.T. Hill. Booklocker. $17.99 paper (262p), ISBN 978-1-63491-686-8; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B01N5UW3C3
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This book allows the reader to examine the lives and desires of not only humans but aliens and spirits alike who commingle freely in society.
The Heartstone Thief
Pippa DaCosta. Crazy Ace Publishing. $17.99 paper (308p), ISBN 978-0-9957113-9-6
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Thief Curtis Vance finds himself bound to a mysterious and deadly sorceress. His only escape is to find her mythical Dragon Eye gem.
No Time to Say Goodbye
Bill Adler Jr. Claren Books. $4.99 paper (62p), ISBN 978-1-945259-05-0
A time travel novella about one man’s desperate attempt to hold onto love and life no matter where or when he is.
A Sojourn Among the Avatars of Wisdom
Dudley Mecum. iUniverse. $14.95 paper (194p), ISBN 978-1-4620-2524-4; $10.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4620-2525-1
Guided by the wisdom of the ages, a grounded astronaut competes in a medieval fair tournament and begins his quest to become a knight.
Standing the Final Watch: The Last Brigade
William Alan Webb. Dingbat Publishing. $14.99 paper (244p), ISBN 978-1-5370-4888-8
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Fifty years in the future, America is dead, but Nick Angriff and the Seventh Cavalry will kick ass to resurrect it—if they survive long enough.
Stealing the Sun
Kyri Freeman. CreateSpace. $3 e-book, ASIN B00ZXVCSRY
Disinherited from the throne, rejected by the woman he loves, and uncertain of his place in a war-torn world, Altir searches for his path.
Winterbay Abbey: A Ghost Story
John Bladek and Davonna Juroe. Coda Publishing. $14.95 paper (246p), ISBN 978-0-9973648-0-4
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A Seattle architect travels to a small town in Maine, where he becomes entangled in the terrifying past of a menacing ghost haunting an abandoned abbey.
Romance & Erotica
The Caster’s Canticle: The Caster’s Prophecy, Book 1
L.V. Lewis. Jungle Fever Press. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B01EX78DDG
When hopelessness and lust collide, how do you give life to a heart that sings to you like no other?
Chasing the Wild Sparks
Ren Alexander. Ren Alexander. 99¢ e-book, ASIN B00HVPD7KW
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A 30-something paralegal and a charismatic, local sportscaster/daredevil disagree on how to share their lives together, each unwilling to concede marriage to the other.
Do You Believe?
R.M. Cahill. Trafford. $20.99 paper (476p), ISBN 978-1-4907-7013-0; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4907-7014-7
After rebuilding his own life, Robert must decide whether to risk reopening old wounds by helping a lost love through a devastating event or close that chapter of his life for good.
In Black & White
Catherine Lavender. Chamomile Books. $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9916420-2-1
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Micah Winters can rely only on a novel that was written by her estranged father years ago to understand her parents’ past during the time of segregation in the United States.
Love’s True Destiny: Out of the Darkness Series
P.L. Byers. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (204p), ISBN 978-1-5049-7356-4
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Isabella is running for her life. When Ethan finds her badly beaten, he knows that he will do anything to keep her alive. But first he must find out what secrets are threatening her.
Shutting Out the World
Janice Williams. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (264p), ISBN 978-1-5049-7305-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5049-7306-9
Daniella—a widow with two daughters—meets John, a divorced billionaire playboy who teaches her how to live life impulsively. Can Daniella teach John the true meaning of the word love?
Simply Irresistible: A Spruce Creek Romance
Sharon Burgess. Russian Hill Press. $13.99 paper (312p), ISBN 978-0-9911973-9-2
Kat Morelli works as a veterinary technician in the Rocky Mountain town of Spruce Creek. When she is attacked in the clinic, she moves into her boss’s apartment for her own safety. Can Kat overcome her dislike of the surly vet? Can their relationship survive the ultimate betrayal? Book one in a three-book series.
Newborn (Alien Contact for Idiots, Book 3)
Edward Hoornaert. Edward Hoornaert. $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-37089737-7
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Jo Beaverpaw is born fully grown and impatient to tackle her destiny: to kill her alien nation’s most wanted fugitive. Life is simple—until she meets her target’s sexy bodyguard.
Relentless Alien Eyes
Nina Hann. Lulu. $2 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4834-6217-2
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Margaux and Byron fall in love and are forced by extraterrestrials to lead separate lives. Years later, they struggle to reconcile and resolve the secrets of their past.
B. Rae Green. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (170p), ISBN 978-1-4917-9072-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-9073-1
A novel about a woman pursuing her dreams. Can she deal with moving from Ohio to California, starting a new job, and doing right by her daughter?
Mickey Rat: A Not-for-Children Book
Edward Henrion. CreateSpace. $12.95 paper (32p), ISBN 978-1-5432-2246-3
Mickey Rat was an immigrant who thought the streets would be paved with cheese (they were not). His adventures and final fate are told and illustrated in this book of penetrating satire.
Above All Take Care of Self
Char Abbot. CreateSpace. $9.99 e-book, ASIN B06XRYG7TW
Many people no longer trust or believe in themselves. This lack of trust causes many of the health, relationship, and financial difficulties people face today.
The Accidental Anarchist: From the Diaries of Jacob Marateck
Bryna Kranzler, trans. by Shimon and Anita Maratek Wincelberg. Crosswalk Press. $18 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9845563-0-4
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An Orthodox Jew who was sentenced to death three times in the early 20th century in Russia lived to tell about it. Black humor and irony were key to his survival.
AmeriCanada? Cross Border Connections and the Possibilities for Our “One Big Town”
William L. Seavey. Crisis Response Publishing. $19.95 paper (137p), ISBN 978-0-9854193-2-5
Seavey discusses the 200-year history of U.S.-Canada relations, current issues (NAFTA, Keystone XL, etc.), and the effect of the Trump presidency on trade, encouraging better understanding and cooperation.
A Bomber Pilot’s Story: The George H. Neilson World War II Memoirs
Robert P. Neilson. AuthorHouse. $32.99 paper (830p), ISBN 978-1-5246-1801-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-1800-1
Lt. George H. Neilson describes his 28 combat missions and the ups and downs in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
Broken Sand Dollar: Finding the Missing Peace
Nicole Saint-Clair. iUniverse. $19.95 paper (244p), ISBN 978-1-4917-8233-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-8234-7
Elizabeth was the target of a brutal gang rape on a spring break trip. Thirty years later, suppressed memories unravel as the same men are still trying to destroy her.
Le chef a sérieusement les boules
Denis Bourg. Trafford. $32 paper (340p), ISBN 978-1-4251-2201-0
Bourg takes the reader on a tour of his challenging, compelling, and comical life as a chef. Is life all sugar and spice?
Deadwood in My Blood: Boone May, Gale Hill, Shotgun Messengers on the Deadwood Stage, and Their Historic Families
Patricia A. Campbell. Patricia A. Campbell. $24.95 paper (296p), ISBN 978-0-692-77609-4
U.S. Deputy Marshal Boone May was the most active shotgun messenger on the Deadwood Stage and the protector of Robbers Roost, Wyo. Campbell reveals May’s ties to Jesse James, Wyatt Earp, and Bass Reeves.
Don’t Settle: How to Marry the Man You Were Meant For
Scott Carroll. Balboa Press. $14.99 paper (224p), ISBN 978-1-5043-6810-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-6811-7
Carroll presents a complete, step-by-step solution to attracting and marrying the man you were meant for.
F’d Wide Open: The Rude Awakening of the Heart-Based New Humanity
Marja West. iUniverse. $21.95 paper (300p), ISBN 978-1-4917-4717-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-4719-3
This spiritual guide offers true liberation from the insanity of our shared victim-perpetrator existence and provides a path to spiritually waking up and getting real with life’s ups and downs.
Fifty Shades of Writing
Gunter Schaule. CreateSpace. $9.70 paper (28p), ISBN 978-1-5429-5549-2
The novel Fifty Shades of Grey set a record in Britain as the fastest-selling book of all time. It was published with printing on demand and as an e-book. What makes a book sell?
Forward Motion: Sometimes the Hardest Part of Moving Forward Is Letting Go...
June R. Shrewsbury. The ABCs of Everything. $14.95 paper (135p), ISBN 978-0-692-82431-3
This book teaches readers how to navigate profound career and life alterations.
From Hollywood to Calvary: One Man’s Religious Journey
Russell Gary Heikkila. WestBow Press. $33.99 hardcover (230p), ISBN 978-1-4497-6780-8; $17.99 paper (230p), ISBN 978-1-4497-6781-5
From Hope Street in Hollywood to Mission Street in Gardner, Mass., was an unforgettable journey. Through it all, Heikkila learned the most significant fact of his life.
Habit Stacking: 127 Small Changes to Improve Your Health, Wealth, and Happiness (Most Are Five Minutes or Less)
S.J. Scott. Oldtown Publishing. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B06XP2B5QC
Habit stacking is taking the difficult process of creating new habits and simplifying the process by creating “stacks” of small habits linked to existing daily routines.
Hamza: Strive for a Wiser Life
Moustafa F. Moukarim. AuthorHouse. $10.95 paper (232p), ISBN 978-0-7596-0639-5; $4.95 e-book, ISBN 978-0-7596-0638-8
Moukarim goes into great detail about how Hamza recognizes the mind as the knowledge bank, which makes humans the center of creation.
Have a Nice Life Asshole: Breakup Stress Reliever Adult Coloring Book
Creative Collective. CreateSpace. $5.88 paper (98p), ISBN 978-1-5239-4929-8
Revenge is a dish best served cold, but sometimes you can’t wait that long. Fifty hand-curated best breakup insults to color. It’s called a breakup because it is broken.
Healing Spirituality: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Working with Bach Flowers
Gudrun Penselin. Rainbow Healing Publishing. $23.95 paper (244p), ISBN 978-0-9684108-2-0
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The life and teachings of Edward Bach, Bach Flowers, and their many uses explored in detail with new information revealed according to changes on the planet.
Healing with Bach Flower Mandalas: Coloring Book
Gudrun Penselin, illus. by Yana-Lee Kratschat. Rainbow Healing Publishing. $16.95 paper (100p), ISBN 978-0-9684108-3-7
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Explore the power of mandalas in conjunction with the healing potential of Bach Flowers. Includes quotes from Edward Bach and affirmations by Gudrun Penselin.
Heltau: The Autobiography of Heinz “Henry” Bonfert
Martin Bonfert. Heltau Press. $15.95 paper (134p), ISBN 978-0-9987383-0-7; $7.95 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9987383-1-4
This is the autobiography of an ethnic German from Romania who was conscripted into Hitler’s army during World War II.
How to Stay Married for 50 Years
Joseph J. Dougherty. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (142p), ISBN 978-1-5245-3022-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-3021-1
Dougherty shares his thoughts and experiences about being married to the love of his life for 50 years.
I Am Omnipowerful: The Most Powerful Person on Earth
Otto Umana. iUniverse. $10.95 paper (82p), ISBN 978-1-4917-0431-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-0433-2
In this inspiring study, medical missionary Umana explores how God’s power over diseases, nature, and Satan makes him omnipowerful and how you can enjoy his love by seeking him.
Jack’s Journey: With Poems and Stories
Jack H. Garven. Xlibris. $23.28 paper (158p), ISBN 978-1-5245-9394-0; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-9393-3
This book shares Garven’s life as a farmer’s son during World War II and his career as engineer. It includes stories and poems penned along the way.
Lindbergh: A Photographic History of the Lone Eagle
Bruce McAllister and Stephan Wilkinson. Roundup Press. $59.95 hardcover (232p), ISBN 978-0-692-70524-7
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This extensive photographic biography of Charles Lindbergh covers his entire life. Lindbergh’s nonstop flight from New York to Paris made him the world’s most famous person.
Lords Hill: “A Place Only God Could Save Me From”
Maggie Miller. WestBow Press. $11.95 paper (85p), ISBN 978-1-4908-5280-5
A story about growing up in a small New England mill town. It includes multigenerational abuse, mental illness, and adultery, as well as the search for God and the journey through healing and recovery.
A Lucky Lawyer’s Life
Paul Dewitt Carrington. Xlibris. $29.99 paper (386p), ISBN 978-1-5144-8633-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-8632-0
This book allows readers to realize that a career in law can be useful and gratifying to those who are ready to dedicate their lives to this profession.
The Mating Game: What Every Woman Should Know
Lyndon McGill. Sundial Press. $9.99 e-book, ASIN B01NAO520G
A new look at the world’s oldest game, revealing the four basic urges that motivate human behavior and determine the success or failure of a male-female relationship.
Mentor Me: Instruction and Advice for Aspiring Writers
Edited by Heidi Stock. Blurb. $24.02 paper (458p), ISBN 978-0-9958990-3-2
Instruction and advice from acclaimed writers and industry experts in poetry, songwriting, screenwriting, and musical theater, including an inside view of mentoring sessions.
My Parents’ Values
Carol Salmon. iUniverse. $12.95 paper (116p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0479-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0480-3
This memoir paints an intimate portrait of a North Dakota family whose experiences in the early to mid 20th century shaped the character and values of generations that followed them.
My Secrets of Survivorship: We Solved the Mystery!
Melissa Mae Palmer. DAgostin Publishing. $14.99 paper (138p), ISBN 978-0-9986410-1-0
Palmer fought an unknown illness for most of her life, but when things became too much for her to bear, she searched for answers and found more than she bargained for.
Nouel’s Nifty Chic Baking: Original Baking Ideas to Impress
Nouel Omamalin. CreateSpace. $30 paper (146p), ISBN 978-1-5397-6455-7
An inspirational piece of artistic baking literature aiming to inspire out-of-the-box thinking with the author’s French, Arabic, Asian, and Western culinary influences.
November Ever After: A Memoir of Tragedy and Triumph in the Wake of the 1970 Marshall Football Plane Crash
Craig T. Greenlee. iUniverse. $12.95 paper (168p), ISBN 978-1-4620-0404-1; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4620-0403-4
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This memoir delivers an up close and personal perspective as told by those who were left behind in the aftermath.
Primitive Planet: Human Reality in the 21st Century
Antoine Averie. CreateSpace. $24 paper (348p), ISBN 978-1-5405-8848-7
Honest, revealing, and exhaustively researched, this book is an in-depth exposé of human reality in what may be the most decisive and critical century in the history of humanity.
Frank Clay. Xulon Press. $18.99 paper (196p), ISBN 978-1-4984-4268-8
In this resource for Christians, the author shares scriptures related to salvation and encourages readers to study the Bible as they continue their own salvation journeys.
Seeds of Light: Channeled Transmissions on the Christ Consciousness
Patrick Paul Garlinger. Anastasis Books. $14.95 paper (196p), ISBN 978-0-9985563-0-7; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9985563-1-4
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A radical vision of what it means to be human, this book explores the Christ consciousness, a state of being that transcends humanity’s traditional understanding of space and time.
Serving Others: A Sociological, Ethical and Theological Reflection on Poverty, Diakonia and Transformational Development
John F. Kamwendo and John E. Koenig. Outskirts Press. $25.95 paper (525p), ISBN 978-1-4787-7913-1
This book is a thoughtful reminder that all things do work together for the good of those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.
The Sibold Effect: Beyond Science, History, Ghosts, and the Appalachian Supernatural
John David Miller. Blue Heron. $19.99 paper (318p), ISBN 978-0-9907777-1-7
While on a dive boat off the coast of Papua New Guinea, the author buys a piece of property in the Appalachian Mountains he has never seen and knows nothing about. The mystery begins.
The Strange Paths We All Follow
Chance J.J. Edric. AuthorHouse. $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-7090-0
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Stories of the author’s past and present collide with uncanny parallel to the everyday reader’s own life. Intended to provoke the reader’s own past memories.
A Thousand Points of Truth: The History and Humanity of Col. John Singleton Mosby in Newsprint
V.P. Hughes. Xlibris. $38.99 paper (792p), ISBN 978-1-5245-2718-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-2717-4
Hughes provides an original and nuanced portrait of Col. John Mosby as found in thousands of newspaper articles from 1862 through 1916.
Transition: How to Prepare Your Family and Business for the Greatest Wealth Transfer in History
David Werdiger. Lasting Press. $16.95 paper (137p), ISBN 978-0-9861036-7-4; 99¢ e-book, ISBN 978-0-9861036-9-8
Family businesses suffer from dynamics and idiosyncrasies not experienced anywhere else in the business world.
Walk by Faith: A Daily Devotional
Kimberly Hargraves. Rejoice Essential Publishing. $10 paper (83p), ISBN 978-1-946756-00-8
This book will boost the faith of anyone who is going through hardships in life with its powerful testimonies and encouraging scriptures.
Web to Success: How to Become a Better You
Jo Bird. AuthorHouse. $15.18 paper (128p), ISBN 978-1-5246-6622-4; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-6621-7
This book offers the three major building blocks to becoming a better person. Bird focuses on self-awareness, personal development, and emotional awareness as a way to achieve success.
The Wise Guide to Winning Grants
Waddy Thompson. Stitch-in-Time Books. $18.98 paper (278p), ISBN 978-0-9985124-1-9; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9985124-0-2
Amazon, BN.com, Kobo, Powell’s Books
This guide provides you with information to research funders and write winning grant proposals to foundations, corporations, government agencies, and major gifts from individuals.
You Jesus & the Father
Terry Williams. Xulon Press. $14.99 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-4984-3677-9
Amazon, BN.com, Indiebound
Are you enjoying everyday life? Are you living happy, joyous, and free each day? Do you want to know your purpose in this life and why you are here? Do you want to know you are loved?
You Were Here Before Why Are You Here Now? Experiences of a Past Life Regression Therapist
Barbara Pisick. CreateSpace. $22.95 paper (328p), ISBN 978-0-615-97952-6
Past life regression enactments show how past lifetime memories of people and places can help you understand current life problems, fears, phobias, and life purpose awareness.
Bear of Trees
Ketevan Alexander, illus. by Irina Tsintsadze. CreateSpace. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B06XH2NDW6
Betrees is a tough beauty who wins the heart of a strong fellow bear. Together they save the lives of a little girl and her dad despite being confounded by the strangeness of humanity.
Pamela and Joel Tuck. CreateSpace. $9.95 paper (146p), ISBN 978-1-4528-6452-5
Amazon, BN.com, Google Play, IndieBound
A deathbed shouldn’t be the peacemaker in this family. Renee Steele never understood what Pa-Pa’s words meant until a difference in complexions starts to break her family apart.
Danny Trample for School President?
Mayma and Reagan Raphael, illus. by Danitza Navarro Duich. Mom Publishing. $14.95 hardcover (32p), ISBN 978-0-9984817-0-8
This book takes inspiration from the recent American presidential election to address bullying among children in schools.
Granny’s Cobbler: A Counting Book
Rhonda K. Gatlin, illus. by Lee Lanier. AuthorHouse. $16.99 paper (26p), ISBN 978-1-5246-5514-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-5515-0
The close relationship between Granny and Aggie is highlighted as they count blackberries to make a cobbler. The artwork shows the lush landscape and quaint architecture of the South.
B.C.R. Fegan, illus. by Daniela Frongia. TaleBlade. $21.99 hardcover (32p), ISBN 978-0-9953592-0-8
Amazon, Apple iBooks, BN.com
An inventor in love ventures into a forest looking for a rose but instead finds the mysterious Grumpface, who threatens to hold him captive unless he passes some difficult challenges.
Hercules the Squid
Jennifer Kemp. Xlibris. $24.19 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-5245-1873-8; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-1872-1
Hercules the squid, in his new job at Kaikoura Canyon Sorting House, explores the amazing historical areas of the ocean. He meets and greets his new colleagues in their world and sees what they do so well.
How Grandpa Tata Caught a Ginormous Fish Without a Hook
Dhan Reddy. iUniverse. $14.99 paper (60p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0752-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0753-8
Dinesh and his grandpa go on a quest to catch the world’s biggest fish with nothing but a piglet.
If You Were Me and Lived in... the Ancient Mali Empire
Carole P. Roman, illus. by Mateya Arkova. CreateSpace. $1.99 e-book, ASIN B01N7OT0PM
Roman travels back in time to visit the ancient African empire of Mali during the 14th century. See the land and its history through the eyes of a youngster.
Kittens Under My Kitchen Sink
Ivan Reynolds. PartridgeSingapore. $22.35 paper (44p), ISBN 978-1-4828-5513-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4828-5514-2
Reynolds tells the story of his family welcoming a feral cat into their home. With accompanying pictures.
Mulatto Girl Aggie, 13: Name on the Ledger
LaKesa Cox. Black Rose Writing. $16.95 paper (129p), ISBN 978-1-61296-853-7
Blackrosewriting.com, Amazon, BN.com
A modern-day teen awakens to find herself as a slave in 1816.
One to Ten: Squirrel’s Bad Day
Carole P. Roman, illus. by Mateya Arkova. Bookbaby. $21.61 hardcover (38p), ISBN 978-1-4835-9226-8; $10.99 paper (38p), ISBN 978-1-5395-9066-8
Adorable forest creatures help the sad squirrel put everything into perspective so he does not get stuck in a rut over something that may not be a big deal after all.
Shadow of Alliance: Book 1
A.G. Allen. A.G. Allen. $14.99 paper (250p), ISBN 978-1-5206-8128-3
Amazon, BN.com, Lulu
Terrowen Mytaldale never expected his brother Cassius, who recently returned from a three-year journey, to break elven law and turn against his elven kin.
The Southern Magi: Divine Histories
J.D. Howard. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (225p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0875-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0876-4
Amazon, BN.com, iUniverse
A ravenous god returns, reincarnated in a young Terran unaware of the undeniable magic aching to feed its unquenchable appetite.
Theatre for Big, Small and Tiny Kids
Sinziana Popescu. Mediamorphosis. $8 paper (186p), ISBN 978-606-93279-7-5
Amazon, BN.com, Book Depository, Kobo
A collection of four plays meant to be performed for young audiences on a professional stage, or by children in their classrooms or theater groups.
Tricycle and Friends: True-Life Adventures of a Three-Legged Golden Retriever and His Rescued Farm Animal Friends
Lester Aradi. Archway Publishing. $22.95 hardcover (20p), ISBN 978-1-4808-4206-9; $16.95 paper (20p), ISBN 978-1-4808-4205-2
Amazon, BN.com, Books-A-Million
Based on the true stories of rescued farm animals. Topics include adoption, bullying, dealing with physical challenges, death of a companion, and true friendship.
Waddle’s Big Adventure
R.W. Thompson. CreateSpace. $8.95 paper (106p), ISBN 978-1-5375-9503-0
A middle-grade book about a young emperor penguin who travels from Antarctica to Cape Cod, Mass., and the creatures he meets and the adventures he has along the way.
Walt’s Vanity License Plate: Word Search Puzzle Book
Walter Fadness. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (144p), ISBN 978-1-5245-3293-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-3292-5
The book has 100 puzzles. Each puzzle has 20 vanity license plate clues listed below the puzzle. The prize is the good feeling of solving the puzzle.
Kristine M. Palmer. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (136p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0665-4; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0664-7
In this science fiction novel for middle grade readers, a boy journeys with a group of tiny magical beings within his body to save himself and his friends.
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