Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 132 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.
The Acorn Stories
Duane Simolke. Duane Simolke. $13.95 paper (170p), ISBN 978-0-595-28864-9; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0011E5LZ8
From romantic comedy to razor-sharp satire to moments of quiet reflection, Simolke’s tales transform a fictional West Texas town into a tapestry of human experiences.
Terri Watts. Outskirts Press. $19.95 paper (275p), ISBN 978-1-4787-8558-3
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Rachel Spearman, a silver-spooned millionaire, finds solace in her prearranged fortune and built an agency from the ground up. What will it take to bring Rachel to her knees?
Cities of the Common Man
Ben Hasskamp. Amazon. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B071JZMZJ5
After the death of his father, once-renowned chef Billy MacPherson ventures down the coast, reconnecting with his past while fighting the terrible, yet inevitable prospect of turning 30.
Siegfried Finser. Book Venture Publishing. $16.93 paper (282p), ISBN 978-1-946735-23-2
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Twelve characters collide in this fast-paced drama about corporate takeover tactics and their impact on the characters’ personal lives.
A Day in Eternity
Kathryn Gabriel Loving. SoulJourn Books. $15.95 paper (282p), ISBN 978-0-9839838-2-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9839838-3-5
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A near-death “lifemance” based in part on the life, letters, and poetry of John Gillespie Magee Jr., author of the famous sonnet “High Flight.”
Families, Friends, and Outcasts
Michael Alexander. Dorrance Publishing. $20 paper (310p), ISBN 978-1-4809-3155-8
Life, love, and race relations in a small Southern town. Spinster Lucy keeps a sharp lookout for her family, friends, and the outcasts during the tumultuous early 20th century.
From a Golden Mirror to a Sparkling Chandelier: Thirty Short Stories from a Journey Through Life
Helmut Schwab. iUniverse. $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-2691-4
This collection of short stories shares Schwab’s great empathy, joy, and sorrow resulting from chance observations in daily life, nature, or human encounters.
A Game for Knowledge
Senir Wongsokerto. AuthorHouse. $15.18 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-5246-7737-4; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-7739-8
A group is working on a secret project to develop a new world to ease the Earth from its heavy load.
Guardian of Deceit
William H. Coles. Storyinliteraryfiction.com. $11.95 paper (316p), ISBN 978-0-9961903-0-5
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Darwin Hastings confronts the evil obstructions of his new celebrity football-star mentor on his journey to become a physician.
Hurry the Night
John J. Asher. John J. Asher. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07196KM4L
Grieving over the wife who left him, Parker must contend with a destitute single mom and a musician friend with agoraphobia while fending off a psychopath bent on his destruction.
Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles: 2000–2016
William H. Coles, illus. by Peter Healy, David Riley, Dilleen Marsh, Betty Harper, and Anna Sokolova. Storyinliteraryfiction.com. $24.95 paper (403p), ISBN 978-0-9976729-2-3
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Thirty-three award-winning short stories, two graphic novels, and a novella, each unique and character based.
Rudy Revak. Legacy. $29.50 hardcover (362p), ISBN 978-1-942545-70-5; $19.50 paper (362p), ISBN 978-1-942545-71-2
A story of grit, love, synchronicity, and belief in God set in the tumultuous panorama of life in Europe circa World War II.
Janet Tyers. Xlibris. $23.28 paper (194p), ISBN 978-1-4931-9389-9; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4931-9390-5
Jean and Jeanette, two women from different times, are caught in a whirlwind of mystery as they are brought together by secrets that haunt them both.
Mara, Marietta: A Love Story in 77 Bedrooms
Richard Jonathan. Pronoun. $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-2-9559751-0-7
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She is a theoretical physicist and a musician, he a poet and rock song lyricist. He asks her to break his heart. She agrees to do it. The lovers’ pact: freedom versus destiny. Who will win?
Mask by Mask
Tyler Kyle. Balboa Press. $16.99 paper (232p), ISBN 978-1-5043-7132-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-7133-9
A woman returns to Barcelona in search of a man from her past who may possess the key to everything that haunts her.
William Coles. Storyinliteraryfiction.com. $22.95 hardcover (348p), ISBN 978-0-9961903-4-3; $10.95 paper (348p), ISBN 978-0-9961903-3-6
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A highly successful but arrogant surgeon convicted of second degree murder escapes captivity to seek a new life as a hunted fugitive.
Of Captivity & Kings
E.Y. Laster. E.Y. Laster. $5.99 e-book, ASIN B071H7KJP2
Trading in slaves is a death sentence in Nabara. When a Roman ship wrecks off the coast, King Kashta must unite ruling families against the trade and corruption of everyone it touches.
John LaChance. AuthorHouse. $28.99 paper (532p), ISBN 978-1-5246-5394-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-5393-4
Meet the Antichrist in his glory, including those others now shaping him as told in flashbacks and flash-forwards.
Charlotte Phoenix. Xlibris. $18.99 paper (440p), ISBN 978-1-4990-3115-7; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4990-3112-6
African-American women from five generations take readers on a journey through American history through their poignant personal stories and perspectives on events during their lifetimes with eye-opening revelations.
Craig B. Bass. Book Venture Publishing. $32.27 hardcover (252p), ISBN 978-1-946735-01-0; $15.44 paper (252p), ISBN 978-1-946735-00-3
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A scout master provides a young boy seeking answers and truths the opportunity of a lifetime for wonderful new experiences, but is there too big a price to pay?
Jill Wilson Brennan. AuthorHouse. $16.95 paper (202p), ISBN 978-1-4918-2354-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4918-2352-1
No one knows that Vern Webb, head of Midwest Industries, is harboring two secrets: his criminal past and an illicit drug-laundering operation hidden within his company.
Teachings of a Shaman
Corey Stultz. Halcyon Press. $13.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-692-88615-1
Abandoned by his group, a young man wakes up and finds himself alone in the desert. Although his demise seems inevitable, he’s rescued in the nick of time by a Navajo shaman.
Stephen Lomer. Port Nine Publishing. $10.99 paper (282p), ISBN 978-1-5464-0762-1; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B071NLWST2
In a world where typos are lethal, an elite team must protect the public from the errorist threats all around them.
Uninvited: Everyone Has Their Own Truth
Vanessa Kaye. AuthorHouse. $10.99 paper (64p), ISBN 978-1-5246-5036-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-5035-3
Jacob embarks on a new journey with the love of his life. Could he really enjoy this day without his friend Dani? What would his Dani-less future look like?
Unsealed: An Unconventional Story of Love, Passion and Friendship
K.M. Langdon. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (338p), ISBN 978-1-5246-5011-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-5010-0
Inspired by true events, this fairy-tale romance turns tumultuous as long-buried secrets struggle to stay suppressed. Readers are reminded that there are two sides to every story.
Where Innocence Ends
Shinetaha Saincila. AuthorHouse. $13.95 paper (90p), ISBN 978-1-5246-1416-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-1415-7
A child is taken from his home. He must escape from slavery, but he has to kill his master. Can he do it and free himself?
The ZBAD: Darkness Forever
Archalien Kessle. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (62p), ISBN 978-1-5245-6560-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-6561-9
This is a philosophical journey for anyone who would like to experience something genius. The story itself goes far deeper into the Bible and religion than what is socially instructed.
Artwork on Mind’s Canvas
Shelley Ann Vrgleski. Zaimina Publishing. $13.99 paper (108p), ISBN 978-0-9952125-1-0; $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9952125-2-7
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This is Vrgleski’s debut book of poems with hand-drawn illustrations. Each poem paints a journey into an artist’s mind with a brushstroke of words.
Into the Fire: Poems from Australia
Sean Kennedy. Xlibris. $16.12 paper (84p), ISBN 978-1-5245-2006-9; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-2005-2
An evocative lyrical take on life, sports, psychology, and the Arctic, fused with humor and life lessons.
Living with Reason
Kelcie D. Brunson. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-5245-6770-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-6769-9
Life is constantly changing, and over time it brings about a change in of each us. These poems epitomize this evolution of the spirit, which occurs simply by living.
Loners and Mothers
Allen Lee Ireland. Cherry Grove Collections. $19 paper (102p), ISBN 978-1-62549-234-0
These poems explore the complicated psychology of loners, their obsession with family, and their many means of escape from what they perceive as a dark and frightening world.
The Meaning of Love
Kerry Arko. Dorrance Publishing. $9 paper (32p), ISBN 978-1-4809-3745-1
Poems and short stories that bring a fresh perspective to love and tragedy. Be inspired to achieve and never give up.
Sonnets Walking the Great Divide
Cecil Welles. AuthorHouse. $15.18 paper (114p), ISBN 978-1-5246-7801-2; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-7809-8
In a collection of 90 sonnets inspired by his deep desire for thought explanation, Welles presents eclectic verse that reflects on a variety of emotions.
Al-Kiama: “The Life After”
Moustafa F. Moukarim. AuthorHouse. $11.45 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-4033-8830-8; $3.95 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4033-8829-2
Following the destruction of Islam’s holiest shrine, world leaders convene in Jordan to forestall a devastating global conflict. But the concluding banquet turns into a hostage crisis.
Beyond Terror: A Battered Wife on Trial for the Alleged Murder of Her Husband
Raoul D. Revord. iUniverse. $19.99 paper (244p), ISBN 978-1-4620-4864-9; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4620-4865-6
Attorney David Chartier’s client Jean Davis is suspected of murdering her husband. When she reveals years of abuse, David must find a way to convince a jury of her innocence.
S.D. Tooley. Full Moon Publishing. $26.95 hardcover (268p), ISBN 978-0-9846357-3-3
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The eighth book in the Sam Casey series involves voodoo, root curses, century-old secrets, and Civil War history.
Circled: Part of the Crime After Time Collection
Anne McAneny. Farrington Press. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B011SI6I2Q
Arson, murder, lies, and gators. Resilient reporter Chloe Keyes uncovers the truth about her missing childhood friend in her not-so-homey hometown.
Death of a Debutante: A Riley Rochester Mystery
Wendy Soliman. Bookbaby. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B06Y5PB84M
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Inspector Rochester has his loyalties called into question when a girl dies in a fellow aristocrat’s house.
A Hint of Silver: A Gordan Hudde Novel
Mark Hudson. Mark Hudson. $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-310-80443-4
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Children are missing from the small Georgia town of Otter, Gordan Hudde’s adopted home. The sheriff needs help, and the FBI is not all that interested.
Deren Icke. Onwuegbuna Ikechukwu. $16 paper (268p), ISBN 978-0-9945740-7-7; $5 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9945740-6-0
Jeff, an ex-playboy and journalist, must set an imprisoned sex slave free. He risks everything and must fight terrifying ordeals and his own lusts.
The Karma Code
Daniel Davidsohn. CreateSpace. $12.99 paper (338p), ISBN 978-85-922784-0-3
What if a person’s fate could be predicted? A murder in a remote Finnish village leads to an experiment capable of accessing a surviving consciousness.
Caroline E. Farrell. CreateSpace. $7.50 paper (174p), ISBN 978-1-5336-9859-9
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To find the truth of who is responsible for her son’s death, Beth goes back to her old life, a sordid past, and the man she tried so desperately to forget.
J. Curry Druz. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (222p), ISBN 978-1-5245-6636-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-6635-7
A young wildlife biologist discovers the remains of one of the endangered Florida panthers. Determining its cause of death is met with frustration—until she meets a troubled engineer.
Beth Aldrich. Restoring Essence Press. $14.99 paper (265p), ISBN 978-0-9988874-0-1
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Betsy Ryan is confronted with threatening pink notes from an anonymous person.
Quantum: The Trilogy Begins
Dean De Servienti. iLab Visions. $18 paper (368p), ISBN 978-0-9974899-2-7; 99¢ e-book, ISBN 978-0-9974899-0-3
The ruthless hunt for an object that hides a secret about life on Earth. A new vision about our origins.
Rabbit’s Redemption: Book 2, Truth Conspiracy Series
D.P. Vent. CreateSpace.com. $10.99 paper (308p), ISBN 978-1-5453-8728-3
After being saved by the TPA, Rabbit and Baby have been trained to hunt and kill would-be terrorists and mass shooters, but Jack Kendahl soon finds himself on their trail again.
Matt Dever. CreateSpace. $15.95 paper (394p), ISBN 978-1-5397-1042-4
A mysterious presence has taken control of a 10-year-old boy and seeks street justice and vengeance.
The Unexpected Resolution: Jolie Gentil Mystery #10
Elaine Orr. Lifelong Dreams Publishing. $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9863380-5-2
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A 911 call during their wedding forces Jolie and Scoobie to confront someone long out of his life—and decide whether to accept an interloper. The options mix humor and murder.
The Watson Girl: A Gripping Serial Killer Thriller
Leslie Wolfe. Italics Publishing. $9.99 paper (244p), ISBN 978-1-945302-10-7; 99¢ e-book, ASIN B01N6PUOSU
FBI Special Agent Tess Winnett and her team frantically search for the prolific serial killer who has managed to stay hidden for many years but left an unknowing witness behind.
Demon Leap: An Urban Fantasy
Tricia Owens. Tricia Owens. $13.99 paper (307p), ISBN 978-1-5467-8735-8; $3.99 e-book,
Arrow has an impossible dream: overthrow the corrupt government. But to do so, she’ll need to align herself with the strangest, most dangerous magic criminals in the city: the Specials.
The Horror Writer
Jerry Jay Carroll. Swaggering Press. $11 paper (277p), ISBN 978-0-9898269-5-2
A horror writer and financial executive, naked in the jungle, must save the world.
Scarecrow: Book Three of the Vanir Trilogy
George R. Dasher.
iUniverse. $20.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5320-1929-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-1928-9
Jarl Hawkins must travel into space to save one of the great, golden colonization ships and prevent the subjugation of the planet by the brutal and all-powerful empire.
They’re Among Us
M.L. Wilson. CreateSpace. $13.99 paper (384p), ISBN 978-1-5302-5445-3
This is the story of the greatest conspiracy in human history.
The Things That Grow with Us
Jordan Anderson. Jordan Anderson. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B01MFGP2A6
UFOs, demented tree trunks, deep-space missions, and more set the foundation for horror and emotion in this debut collection of stories.
Bernadette Marie. 5 Prince Publishing. $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63112-196-8
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Detective Lacy Pratt must find a killer before her relationship with Declan Matthews, brother to one of the victims, marks her as a target.
Hot, Deadly Desire
Judy H. CreateSpace. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B071RMHKNZ
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An on-edge homicide detective. A mysterious, compelling stranger. A sadistic serial killer on the loose. A love affair that could quickly turn deadly.
Shelby: The Deadly Agendas
Katie Murphy. Waldorf Publishing. $16.95 paper (328p), ISBN 978-1-68419-421-6
Tragedy drives a D.C. socialite to San Diego to hide from the media. Her grief heals as a lifeguard saving lives. But the accident was really murder. The media and enemies are now hunting for her.
Angelboy, Vol. 1
N.M. Beguesse. Angelboy.com. $15 paper (216p), ISBN 978-0-9898879-0-8
An ordinary student is resurrected as an angel in this debut story that resonates with anyone who’s ever felt like an outsider.
All I Want to Do Is Live: A Collection of Creative Nonfiction
Trace Ramsey. Pioneers Press. $16 paper (224p), ISBN 978-1-939899-28-6
Ramsey examines family history, showing how darkness trickles through generations. In clean, deliberate prose, he relays stories that are brutal and achingly pretty.
Aphrodite: A Modern Day Goddess Love Story
Lily Rose. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (288p), ISBN 978-1-5245-4139-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-4138-5
When Aphrodite breaks up with her fiancé, she is left without home, car, or work. It is during the quest to rebuild her life that she discovers true love and happiness.
Appraisals: Kiriti Sengupta; Breaking the Barriers
Various. Transcendent Zero Press. $15 paper (314p), ISBN 978-1-946460-94-3
This is a collection of reviews, interviews, and articles about bestselling Indian author Kiriti Sengupta by colleagues, admiring fans, and literature enthusiasts all over the world.
Asheville Movies, Vol. I: The Silent Era
Frank Thompson. Men With Wings Press. $15.95 paper (104p), ISBN 978-0-9987699-0-5
An illustrated history of films made in Asheville, N.C., 1900–1929, an unexplored chapter of cinema history. Featuring 136 images, most of them previously unpublished.
Blood on China Beach: My Story as a Brain Surgeon in Vietnam
Paul J. Pitlyk. iUniverse. $19.95 paper (254p), ISBN 978-1-4759-5943-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4759-5944-4
Pitlyk, a neurosurgeon from the Mayo Clinic, tells how he learned his craft in a rudimentary hospital in Vietnam, 12,000 miles from home.
The Book of Steven
Steven T. Stevenson and Shah R. Azad. iUniverse. $17.95 paper (284p), ISBN 978-1-4917-5616-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-5615-7
A humorous tale in which Steven finds heaven to be insufferable without food, booze, sex, or the internet—leading Steven to question why he killed himself.
Bright Friends: The First Twenty-Five Years of Visitations Tucson, Arizona 1947–1972
Karen Kalliopi Papagapitos. BalboaPress. $17.99 paper (242p), ISBN 978-1-5043-6871-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-6927-5
In 1951, Papagapitos, then four years old, was visited by otherworldly beings. She breaks her silence and details the first 25 years of visitations by her Bright Friends.
A Child’s Voyage to New Life: Memoir of a Little Italian Girl
Rose Catalano. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (146p), ISBN 978-1-5320-1186-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-1188-7
The life lessons shared in this book reflect Catalano’s belief that regardless of one’s nationality or heritage, there is always someone we can look up to, admire, or be inspired by.
Coincidence or Christ?
Dimitri Skopos. WestBow Press. $30.95 hardcover (160p), ISBN 978-1-5127-8810-5; $13.95 paper (160p), ISBN 978-1-5127-8809-9
A book of self–spiritual discovery. Coincidences and miracles are analyzed from a historical and personal perspective to develop our intimate eternal relationship with the Trinity.
Eccentricity: Society’s Secret Sauce; The Value of Being Eccentric
Brett Sinclair. Alpha Academic Press. $9.95 paper (170p), ISBN 978-0-9975603-5-0
Where would the world be without eccentrics, people who changed the world? Go beyond the realm of psychological theory into the reality of the value of being eccentric.
Everything I Never Wanted: A Memoir of Excess
Barbara Santarelli. She Writes Press. $16.95 paper (336p), ISBN 978-1-63152-258-1
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This memoir addresses the importance of belonging and the impact of social isolation in childhood on self-esteem and choices.
Fountain of Change: How the Life and Ideas of Jesus Reshaped Our World
Oscar R. Nordstrom. North Stream Publishing. $26 hardcover (220p), ISBN 978-0-9983109-1-6
A secular and historical look at the life and ideas of Jesus and his beliefs about non-Christians, women’s rights, politics, and many other fascinating subjects.
The Fourth Wife of Aliyar Bey
Helene Zulgadar and Nandita Jhaveri-Menon. AuthorHouse. $19.76 paper (244p), ISBN 978-1-4969-9413-4
She was a model; he fled Azerbaijan and joined the Foreign Legion. They met in Paris and were married in Teheran. A story of two courageous lives.
Free to Fly: Life Is a Journey It Can Take You Anywhere You Choose to Go
Jean Bisbey. AuthorHouse. $15.18 paper (116p), ISBN 978-1-5246-6657-6; 99¢ e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-6658-3
A book for anyone who has ever wondered what life is about. Whether Christian or atheist, humanist or agnostic, the reader will discover one overriding factor that should never be ignored: we are all in this together.
From Antarctica to Zimbabwe: How I Hit the Reset Button on My Life
Dr. Quinta. Squinti Publishing. $24.99 paper (268p), ISBN 978-1-947350-00-7; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-947350-01-4
This is the story of Quinta’s adventures around the world. For three months, she traveled to 23 countries on seven continents. She found herself and the courage to live as she really wanted.
Fronds and Anemones: Essays on Gardening and Nature
William Allan Plummer. iUniverse. $18.95 paper (246p), ISBN 978-1-5320-1449-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-1450-5
Plummer presents a refreshing look at birds, ferns, wildflowers, and our native trees and shrubs, and shares his love of nature and gardening.
Grandpa and Andy: A Grandfathers’ Handbook
Richard B. Liposky. Green Ivy Publishing. $15.95 paper (223p), ISBN 978-1-946775-42-9
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A fun story about the relationship between a grandfather and his grandchildren. Grandparents will reminisce, parents will remember, and children will reflect.
Robert Finch. Xlibris. $23.99 paper (532p), ISBN 978-1-5245-0072-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-0071-9
Finch discusses the methods of making plans and evaluating them with regard to the ethical and moral problems an individual or society might face at the present time.
Hana: A Photographic History of Hawaii’s Paradise
Bruce McAllister. Roundup Press. $40 paper (232p), ISBN 978-0-692-86620-7
A photo history of Hawaii’s paradise, including its transformation into an exotic resort. With images of the Hana Highway, Hotel Hana-Maui, Hasegawa Store, Haleakala, and Charles Lindbergh.
Hello, My Sweetheart: A Life and Career on Three Continents
Sigrid Gassner-Roberts. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (158p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0193-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0192-5
Gassner-Roberts’s memoir evolves from her recollections of narrating her life story to her husband, who’s in a coma. She recalls their life and love starting from their first date.
Holy Hodgepodge! Have You Thought About Your Religion Lately?
Paul E. Sago. iUniverse. $12.95 paper (116p), ISBN 978-1-4502-9752-3; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4502-9754-7
Providing a refreshing view of God and religion, this book encourages you to think seriously about what you have so easily accepted as your beliefs about God and religion.
How to Change a Law: The Intelligent Consumer’s 7-Step Guide. Improve Your Community, Influence Your Country, Impact the World.
John Thibault. iLobby. $9.95 paper (139p), ISBN 978-0-692-67670-7; 99¢ e-book, ASIN B01EKOU9E8
This book is a do-it-yourself manual for voters, small business owners, and policy advocates who want to take political action, influence leaders, and change laws.
Journey into Knowledge: Over 20 Years of Answers from My Spirit Guides
Katrina Blecher. Balboa Press. $8.99 paper (80p), ISBN 978-1-5043-6071-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-6070-8
An easy-to-read guide that offers answers to life’s mysteries, channeled from Blecher’s spirit guides. The book provides instructions for self-healing, self-knowledge, and self-love.
The Joy of Gluten Free and Dairy Free Cooking
Meg Fish. AuthorHouse. $37.99 paper (132p), ISBN 978-1-5246-4634-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-4635-6
Fish shares a compilation of easy and tasty recipes. She provides a variety of choices for those faced with the challenge of finding gluten-free and dairy-free foods.
Life as Seen in the Eyes of Tatiana
Monica Brosnan. Xlibris. $31.60 paper (48p), ISBN 978-1-5245-9450-3; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-9451-0
Brosnan relates life as seen in the eyes of Tatiana, her doughty, plucky, four-legged friend, who takes the bite out of living alone.
Life Is Hopeful for the Living
M.A. Monareng. Xlibris. $16.63 paper (102p), ISBN 978-1-4990-8819-9; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4990-8820-5
Monareng argues that there are rays of hope even during the darkest hours of life, and that hope gives us zeal and courage to believe that things will be better.
The Little Green Wagon: A Book of Journeys
M.D. Carter. CreateSpace. $15.99 paper (228p), ISBN 978-1-5408-0070-1
The story of Carter’s life on the open road as a drifter, and the many adventures he and his wife went through along the way.
Living in Peace While Living in Pieces: A Memoir
Michael J. Washington. iUniverse. $14.99 paper (162p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0673-9; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0674-6
Washington shares what he’s learned about moving past mistakes to live a life in peace. He invites readers to join him as they seek their own place of fulfillment.
Living with Depression
Nick Weatherhogg. AuthorHouse. $15.18 paper (116p), ISBN 978-1-5246-6366-7; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-6365-0
Weatherhogg, who has suffered from depression for years, explores battling depression and the causes and treatments for the world’s fastest-growing health problems, arguing that there is always hope.
Long Daze at Long Binh
Stephen Donovan. DCI Communications. $24.95 paper (380p), ISBN 978-0-9986159-0-5
A look at the Vietnam War focusing on the bizarre oddities of life in a combat zone where there were no front lines and no clear distinctions between friend and foe.
The Mystery Between the Seed of the Woman and the Seed of Lucifer, Finally Revealed: Gen. 3:15
Septimus Bacourt. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (114p), ISBN 978-1-5246-2706-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-2705-8
Bacourt advises readers to clear their minds of religious teachings they’ve received and discover the mysteries concerning the house of (Jacob) scattered to the world’s four corners—something religious organizations today never preach about.
Origin & Insertion Charts for Massage Therapists
Thomas Vas-Don. Xlibris. $40.31 paper (96p), ISBN 978-1-5245-2154-7; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-2155-4
This book was written to make it easier to understand the principles of massage, anatomy, trigger points, and referral pain patterns.
Partition: Looking at the World Structured by Human Rights and Non-lethality
Michael Lapajenko. AuthorHouse. $10.99 paper (74p), ISBN 978-1-5246-5178-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-5177-0
Lapajenko stresses that the world is a free world, a complete united holistic entity—not a collection of individual entities with different perspectives.
Prophets in Our Midst: Jung, Tolkien, Gebser, Sri Aurobindo and the Mother
David T. Johnston. iUniverse. $17.95 paper (222p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0954-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0955-6
Students of Jung and Eastern spirituality will find Johnston’s comparative analysis of Jung, Sri Aurobindo, and the mother a provocative challenge.
Reflections on Sierra Leone by a Former Senior Police Officer: The History of the Waning of a Once Progressive West African Country
Ezekiel Alfred Coker. iUniverse. $22.95 paper (324p), ISBN 978-1-4917-9102-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-9103-5
This memoir and living history discusses the social and political landscape of Sierra Leone before, during, and after its independence as it succumbs to civil war and political turmoil.
Revelation Through Science
James G. Martin. Xlibris. $23.99 paper (438p), ISBN 978-1-5245-3609-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-3610-7
For those troubled by apparent conflicts between science and religion, this book describes organic structures that are profoundly vital for life, yet too complex for self-assembly without some guiding principle.
Sex: The Natural Way
Stephen Holt. AuthorHouse. $29.95 paper (372p), ISBN 978-1-4678-7381-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4678-7380-2
Holt navigates a great deal of scientific work on the medical aspects of achieving and maintaining sexual health. He summarizes both the mental and physical components of sexual activity.
So This Is Where We Stand? How Western Thinking Has Changed over the Last Five Hundred Years
Giovanni Burrascano. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (192p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0229-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0230-4
Linking historical and contemporary facts of the last 500 years, this book provides a clear and concise picture of who we were and who we are today.
A Tragic Fate: Law and Ethics in the Battle over Nazi-Looted Art
Nicholas M. O’Donnell. Ankerwycke. $45 hardcover (400p), ISBN 978-1-63425-733-6
Amazon, BN.com, Powells
A comprehensive legal and ethical overview of disputes over art looted during the Nazi era.
Under the Apple Tree
Rebecca Clark Brockway. iUniverse. $17.95 paper (202p), ISBN 978-1-4620-0634-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4620-0635-9
Born in the late 1950s in a rural community, Brockway recalls a time when doctors made house calls, recycling and repurposing weren’t novel concepts but commonplace, and folks said what they meant.
When Did I Start Looking Like a Cop?
Joseph Belcastro. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (172p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0901-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0900-6
In his tell-all memoir, Belcastro describes his earliest encounters as a rookie cop and how he developed his unique crime-fighting strategies. He discusses his triumphs and disappointments along the way.
When I Turned Nineteen: A Vietnam War Memoir
Glyn Haynie. Glyn Haynie. $15.99 paper (262p), ISBN 978-0-9982095-1-7; $5.99 e-book, ASIN B01MRVU9TN
The author shares his experiences about fighting an unpopular war while serving in an Army infantry unit in 1969 at the age of 19.
Worker Cooperatives and Revolution: History and Possibilities in the United States
Chris Wright. Booklocker.com. $16.95 paper (251p), ISBN 978-1-63263-432-0
Amazon, BN.com, Books-A-Million, IndieBound
This book analyzes the socially transformative potential of the solidarity economy from the perspective of Marxist theory, which it updates for the 21st century.
2400 (Level 4) & 7200 (Level 6) Chinese, English & French Words in Use
Hua Zhang. AuthorHouse. $33.50 paper (350p), ISBN 978-1-5246-6768-9; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-6836-5
Designed for self-study, this book is for English speakers and French speakers to learn Chinese and for Chinese speakers to learn English and French vocabulary and classic Chinese ideograms.
The Amazing Tree House
Naomi Rogers, illus. by Travis Eberhard. Tru Publishing. $17.99 hardcover (32p), ISBN 978-1-941420-30-0; $12.99 paper (32p), ISBN 978-1-941420-29-4
While building a tree house, Dad and the kids mistake Mom’s worrisome direction for fun things to add on. Each page reveals a new misunderstanding, ending with one amazing tree house.
The Bug Boys
Stewart Hoffman. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (196p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0344-8; 99¢ e-book, ASIN B01L4JBAO0
Amazon, BN.com, iUniverse, Kobo
Alex Adams and Ian Harris become part of an old alien research mission and become the superheroes their village didn’t need.
Bully Prevention Tips for Teens: 18 Powerful Ways to Protect Yourself Through High School
Yvonne Brooks and Stephanie R. Bien. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (210p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0769-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0768-2
This guide provides teenagers and the adults around them with resources and advice to assist them in dealing with bullying.
A Cat that Travels—Camper Style, Book 1
Jack McClellan. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (82p), ISBN 978-1-5245-3673-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-3672-5
Campy the cat travels in a camper with the family that adopted her. Campy sees famous places in France and Spain. Campy’s escapades continue in books two to six.
Jack A. Hancock. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (160p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0975-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0976-1
In the year 2110, something strange is happening on Earth. The color yellow has mysteriously disappeared—taking with it much of the sun’s warmth and leaving the planet in peril of freezing.
A Diamond in My Pocket (The Unaltered, Book 1)
Lorena Angell. Fantasy Books Publishing. $14.99 paper (286p), ISBN 978-0-9795248-7-5; 99¢ e-book, ASIN B005F7LQBA
Amazon, Apple iBooks, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, Kobo, Smashwords
Though undesiring of superpowers, Calli is forced into a mystical challenge involving a magical diamond and a centuries-old mystery. If the power doesn’t kill her, dark forces might.
S.J. Lomas. 8N Publishing. $16.99 paper (494p), ISBN 978-0-692-69687-3
Christine is recruited into a secret government agency that monitors dreams. She must face corruption, conspiracy, and the complexities of love to succeed in her mission, or die trying.
The First Adventures of Thelma Thistle and Her Friends
Joyce Crawford. Vivien Wilhelmina Publishing. $15.99 paper (38p), ISBN 978-0-9988595-0-7
Thelma learns that even though she is not beautiful or dainty, she is special because she is strong and brave.
Freddie Takes Daisy for a Walk
Diana S. Duncan. Partridge Singapore. $21.18 paper (34p), ISBN 978-1-4828-8045-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4828-8044-1
Daisy takes life very seriously—no time for fun and friends. One day, when she takes her dog, Freddie, for a walk, she learns an invaluable lesson about play.
Gogi & Mogi Go to the Garden
Golareh Safarian. CreateSpace. $11.85 paper (38p), ISBN 978-1-5468-1422-1
It’s Mogi’s birthday, and he’s having a costume party. What is Gogi going to wear? Gogi and Mogi search for inspiration in a colorful garden.
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.
How to Set the World On Fire
T.K. Riggins. Franchise Publishing. $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9959002-1-9
A warrior, a wizard, and two scholars join together for the annual competition at the Academy known as the Quest Series.
Life After the Undead
Pembroke Sinclair. Pembroke Sinclair. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B01GCZXZQW
Seventeen-year-old Krista must figure out how she’s going to survive in the zombie-destroyed world.
Life Is Fine, When You Are Aligned!
T.E. Corner. Balboa Press. $13.95 paper (38p), ISBN 978-1-5043-7492-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-7493-4
Kylie is back in the third installment in Corner’s inspirational children’s book series. He aims to leave readers with messages that last a lifetime.
Life on the Line: Football, Rage, and Redemption
Frank McNair. Bagpiper Press. $14.99 paper (247p), ISBN 978-0-9988096-0-1
A sports story about two late-middle-school boys who struggle to understand themselves and the world around them.
Meet ClaraBelle Blue
Adiba Nelson, illus by Elvira Morando. CreateSpace. $9.95 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-5428-9502-6; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B06XSVBZJD
This book provides visibility for children with special needs and shares the wonderful message of inclusion: “I’m ClaraBelle Blue and I’m just like YOU!”
My Large Wild Animal Book
Lori Schweigert. Xlibris. $21.99 paper (38p), ISBN 978-1-5245-8345-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-8344-6
This is an educational book about the large wild animals of North America. It shows pictures of each animal as the adult male, adult female, and the baby animal.
Pete Goes to School
Diana S. Duncan. Partridge Singapore. $20.06 paper (34p), ISBN 978-1-4828-6691-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4828-6692-6
A dog follows his young master to boarding school and changes the lives of all those there—even the headmaster’s.
The Phantastic Zoo
Christopher Kaufman. Three Dashes Publications. $12.99 paper (74p), ISBN 978-0-9862098-4-0
The wizard Zitthoona ushers Mary and Tim into the Phantastic Zoo, where mythical beasts teach them to live with imagination. With audio album.
Running with Tigers
Edward Thompson. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (110p), ISBN 978-1-5245-7491-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-7490-1
Thompson invites readers to delve into the WWII German Tiger tank history with this graphic illustration of the awe-inspiring Tiger tank.
The Second Adventures of Thelma Thistle and Her Friends
Joyce Crawford, illus. by George B. Crawford. Vivien Wilhelmina Publishing. $15.99 paper (42p), ISBN 978-0-9976072-7-7
Thelma Thistle and her two best friends, Beetle and Bunny, meet two new friends, Cory Crow and Adam Mouse. They play in the mud and have a frightening adventure in a cornfield.
Sinnet of Dragons: The Prequel to Murder of Crows
Athena. BlissQuest Publishing. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0711SRJ13
When the peaceful tree city of Barriette is razed to the ground, Fable witnesses Dragon Ryders stealing Aria’s most precious resource, Rhue.
Three Best Friends
Robbin Miller, illus. by Peipei. CreateSpace. $9.25 e-book, ASIN B073H9XMBF
A new playground opens up, but Sophia and Xavier’s best friend, Max, can’t push himself in his wheelchair across the wood chip flooring.
Cobus Prinsloo. Galaxy Room. $14.95 paper (46p), ISBN 978-1-5469-1949-0; $3.41 e-book, ISBN 978-0-620-75529-0
Science education made engaging for the 21st-century learner. This full-color graphic work takes the reader on a science fiction journey packed with fictitious hero-style action and real science.
The Toots Family
Scotty Williams. Xlibris. $21.99 paper (42p), ISBN 978-1-5144-2694-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-2693-7
This book narrates a child’s adventure. It is told by a grandfather who gives his grandchildren a background history of how it was growing up in the good old days.
Topaz and the Green Fairies
Pat Frayne. CreateSpace. $7.49 paper (288p), ISBN 978-1-51862115-4
A story of courage, humor, and survival. A young green fairy faces life-threatening challenges when he sails upriver in search of help to rescue his folk from their eroding, storm-ravaged island.
Veronica and the Volcano
Geoffrey Cook, illus. by Gabrielle Shamsey. Violet Moon. $26.99 hardcover (320p), ISBN 978-0-692-89200-8
Amazon, Apple iBooks
Veronica is a perfectly ordinary girl, except for one very important thing—she lives on a volcano. A middle-grade adventure for girls 9–12 that supports STEM.
Wanted: A Forever Home
Janet Goodwin. AuthorHouse. $19.76 paper (338p), ISBN 978-1-5246-3302-8; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-3301-1
Senora, a toffee-nosed house cat, and 10 distinct and determined street cats’ lives are torn apart until they meet Gentleman George, a Portuguese mountain dog.
When Aunt Flo Visits
Carlene Wilcox, illus. by Phillip Davis. Xlibris. $21.99 paper (36p), ISBN 978-1-5245-1113-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-1112-8
This book educates young girls about the changes their bodies will go through and what to expect when the menstrual cycle happens.
Zansky: The Case of a Letter
Juhis. CreateSpace. $13.99 paper (62p), ISBN 978-1-5432-4290-4
Consisting of occasionally absurd humor and lively plot twists, this adventure story will also penetrate deeper social themes by commenting on some current socioeconomic questions.