Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 119 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.
Bless Me, Mother: How Church Leaders Fail Women
Finbarr M. Corr. CreateSpace. $19.95 paper (196p), ISBN 978-1-5391-4291-1
Corr has been searching for ways to promote women as equal to men in the church, and this book cracks the glass ceiling.
Broken Places: The Truth Will Always Find the Light
R. Anthony Martin. iUniverse. $18.95 paper (300p), ISBN 978-0-595-52961-2
Ranthonymartin.com, Amazon, BN.com
A coming-of-age novel that follows the lives of three young college students as they struggle against homophobia, racial profiling, and sports exploitation.
Andrew Burch. Dorrance. $22 paper (346p), ISBN 978-1-4809-1207-6
The town of Emerald, Calif., is a quiet, mostly peaceful place.
Come Back Home
Iain A. Tunliss. Xlibris. $23.28 paper (294p), ISBN 978-1-5245-9850-1; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-9849-5
This is about one person’s determination and a promise to help the world he lives in prosper and reduce coveting according to his belief in the laws of Moses.
Robert Willis. AuthorHouse. $23.95 paper (446p), ISBN 978-1-4817-0332-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4817-0330-7
A middle-aged real estate broker embarks on a vengeful quest where he must risk everything in an attempt to recover valuable retirement property cunningly stolen by his former business partner.
Dig the Zone of Freedom
Richard Byrne. Dorrance. $12 paper (104p), ISBN 978-1-4809-1930-3
Recovering addicts battle their demons in a musical journey based on Christian hymns. A fantastical tale of faith and fun.
Robert Martin Bishop. Toplink. $14.99 paper (302p), ISBN 978-1-946801-89-0
Human arrogance, the Papacy, and the eternal struggle of good versus evil collide in this contemporary suspense novel.
Tony Nesca. Screamin’ Skull. $12 paper (175p), ISBN 978-1-365-44440-1
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A collection of stories varied and widespread with themes of love, sex, music, death, old age, rebellious youth, and everything in between.
Once There Was Fire: A Novel of Old Hawaii
Stephen Shender. Pai’ea. $16.99 paper (562p), ISBN 978-0-692-77133-4
Two hundred years ago, one man conquered the Hawaiian Islands and founded a new kingdom at the crossroads of the Pacific. Discover the epic story of Hawaii that James Michener never told.
On Line with God (G-mail) the Ultimate Icon
Bronco Cucina. CreateSpace. $8.99 paper (100p), ISBN 978-1-5201-9805-7
A collection of humorous electronic memos and emails from a Judeo-Christian Almighty to people, places, and even animated characters.
A Past Life: As Told by Brave Hawk
DonD Sylvain. Toplink. $11.99 paper (162p), ISBN 978-1-947620-04-9
This is the story of a new life among a Native American family, a story of a past life that the author hopes will inspire everyone.
P.H. Sparks. iUniverse. $18.95 paper (206p), ISBN 978-1-4502-0572-6
Bryan Delman was sure of his position with the company he worked for, until his greedy boss pointed to a possible conspiracy and moved to steal Bryan’s biggest contract.
Possum Crossing: A Tale of a Place in West Virginia
Leigh Anne Cooper. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (142p), ISBN 978-1-5246-7036-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-7035-1
Despite adversity and abandonment by politicians, Possums, as residents of the town call themselves, do not give up and are poised to bring prosperity and new glory to their town.
P.J. Patterson. BookBaby. $13.95 paper (208p), ISBN 978-1-4835-7788-3
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Will Thompkins is a fearless ER doc—until his parents are killed in a fiery crash and he’s left to raise two small siblings. He dives in the only way he knows how—commando.
Richie Millstone, the Firewater Dragon & the Gemstone Cities
E.H. Allen. Toplink. $19.99 paper (574p), ISBN 978-1-947620-27-8
The second book in a 10-part series. It takes off where the first left off.
Uncle Mike. Litfire. $9.99 paper (70p), ISBN 978-1-63524-762-6
A story about the good guys and the bad guys of the Old West.
Sangre de Cristo: The Blood of Christ
Wesley Redfield. Land of Enchantment. $14 paper (282p), ISBN 978-1-4910-0595-8
A young American learns about the slave trade of Native Americans in Spanish New Mexico.
Santa Fe: Holy Faith
Wesley Redfield. Land of Enchantment. $14 paper (348p), ISBN 978-0-692-79772-3
A young man tries to rebuild his shattered dreams in New Mexico amid the Mexican Inquisition’s persecution of crypto-Jews.
Seeking the American Dream
Heidi M. Thomas. Suncatcher. $14.95 paper (280p), ISBN 978-1-5323-4248-6
Love brings Anna and Neil together, but will it be enough to overcome life in a new country amid language barriers, prejudice, and harsh living conditions?
Mark Matthiessen. CreateSpace. $12 paper (144p), ISBN 978-1-5450-1659-6
Valentin loves Shelby’s Creek until he soon learns of a more endearing love.
Stainer: A Novel of the ‘Me’ Decade
Iolanthe Woulff. CreateSpace. $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5466-4712-6
Spoiled Jewish college kid Ben Steiner goes off the rails in this lively coming-of-age tale set in 1970s New York.
The Surgeon’s Wife
William H. Coles. Story in Literary Fiction. $10.95 paper (179p), ISBN 978-0-9976729-4-7
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A surgeon falls in love with the wife of his teacher and mentor, who is aging and impaired and must be disciplined; careers crumble and lives are threatened.
Beauty of Morality, Vol. 3
Pierre Edens Sully. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (392p), ISBN 978-1-5245-6335-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-6334-9
The author displays the possibility of refuting the core of the truth in the notion of new technology by claiming all the evils attributed to it.
Between: The Birthplace of Poetic Imagination
David Stringer. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (114p), ISBN 978-1-5246-7173-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-7172-3
A work of poetry exploring time, being, space, and the pregnant moments in between. It is rich with metaphor and meaning, reflecting ordinary moments and moments suspended in time.
Andrew G. Zubinas. Toplink. $11.99 paper (142p), ISBN 978-1-947620-15-5
In Lithuanian, eilerastis is the word for “poem.” Eile is the term for “line.” Rastas is the term for “writing.”
Poetry Crossing: 50+ Lessons for 50 Years of California Poets in the Schools
Phyllis Meshulam. California Poets in the Schools. $22.95 paper (126p), ISBN 978-0-939927-55-5
Jane Hirshfield and Juan Felipe Herrera poems and more, side by side with those of California schoolkids. Teacher instructions alternate with kid-illustrated workbook pages for kids’ use.
The Dead of Night: A Piper Blackwell Mystery
Jean Rabe. Imajin. $6.99 e-book, ASIN B074HHHHX7
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Putting a name to the skeleton on the bluff sends Piper Blackwell delving into the sleepy towns of her rural county, digging into pasts perhaps best left alone.
The Diamond Escape
Sheila Bitts. Outskirts. $19.95 paper (194p), ISBN 978-1-4787-5864-8
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Young private detective Frederick Falloy must locate the Cacaw diamonds on his first case. Surrounded by violence, he must use his self-reliance to win against all odds.
Enterprise Reporting: Can Anyone Ever Trust the News Again?
Tom Chorneau. Orangevale Fruit & Muffler. $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9984535-2-1
A jaded reporter agrees to sell his credibility to a cynical Sacramento political fixer. Money is made at the expense of democracy.
The Irresistible Muse of Jack Kidd
Chris D. Dodson. Chris D. Dodson. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B073X7FYBD
A witty and sardonic psychothriller with plenty of noir story line and social satire. Jack Kidd makes for the perfect antihero/amateur sleuth.
Licensed to Steele: The Most Expensive Thing in the World Is Trust
Noland R. Mattocks. Halo International. $25.95 hardcover (284p), ISBN 978-1-61244-578-6; $14.95 paper (284p), ISBN 978-1-61244-577-9
Amazon, BN.com, Halo
Cam Steele, a young stockbroker, decides he wants the good life now. He robs a bank disguised as a priest. The FBI is close to catching him when he falls for one of his victims.
Susan Clayton-Goldner. Tirgearr. $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-370-71293-9
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Matt Garrison makes the colossal mistake of sleeping with his best friend’s mother, whom he finds dead the following morning.
William Hunter. William Hunter. $15.99 paper (427p), ISBN 978-1-5470-5300-1
The assassination of a Cambridge University professor threatens to expose a secret that has been buried since World War II.
Oz Carter. Owensmark. $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9903722-0-2
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An adulterous socialite survives a murder attempt by her betrayed husband, and she is determined to have her revenge.
The Shepherd’s Calculus
C.S. Farrelly. Cavan Bridge. $16 paper (262p), ISBN 978-0-9987493-0-3
A political thriller examining what happens when cornerstones of American identity, capitalism, and religion clash with principles of justice.
She’s My Dad
Iolanthe Woulff. Outskirts. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0030EG3HW
The story of a transsexual professor who must overcome unforeseen twists of fate in order to prove to herself and others the power of love and the redemptive triumph of good over evil.
Solve by Christmas
Amber Schamel. Vision Writer. $8.99 paper (194p), ISBN 978-0-9991767-2-6; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9991767-1-9
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Detective Jasper Hollock has 24 days to unravel a malicious sabotage plot and convince his employer that life is worth living before the man ends his life on Christmas night.
The Vanishing of Owen Taylor
Kyle Michel Sullivan. KMSCB. $29.95 hardcover (274p), ISBN 978-0-9970007-0-2
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When Jake’s uncle disappears, Jake tries to find out why but faces someone who will stop at nothing to keep their true motives hidden, including making Jake vanish as well.
You Dear, Sweet Man
Thomas Neviaser. Pecos. $12.95 paper (297p), ISBN 978-0-9760185-2-0
Bobby Fastow is seduced into the world of advertising by an attractive but evil woman whose alter ego poses in the the perfect ad and ultimately defines his sad destiny.
14 Needles: An Unsettling Collection
Aaron Deck. CreateSpace. $9.99 paper (183p), ISBN 978-1-5377-0266-7; $3.94 e-book, ASIN B06Y5WGF4K
Based on 14 tattoos, this collection of short horror stories will take readers on a speculative journey inspired by each piece of art.
G.A. Minton. World Castle. $11.99 paper (240p), ISBN 978-1-62989-762-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-62989-763-9
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Trapped by a blizzard at a mountain retreat, a group of clergymen battle evil incarnate for the salvation of all mankind.
Come As You Are: A Short Novel and Nine Stories
Steven Ramirez. Glass Highway. $14.95 paper (208p), ISBN 978-0-9990791-1-9; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9990791-0-2
Seventh-grader Ivan Stein finds a notebook controlled by demonic forces that will inflict suffering on the good as well as the bad and take his soul as payment.
The Darkness: Giger, Texas
Joe M. Solomon. NES. $13.99 paper (494p), ISBN 978-0-9990024-1-4; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9990024-0-7
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Michael struggles to survive when darkness enshrouds the Gulf Coast and eviscerates all that it touches.
In the Beginning
B.C.E. Cashido. $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5354-6952-4
The origins of Judeo-Christian religion and mythology come together in this mature science fiction thriller.
Jeff Tellier. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (274p), ISBN 978-1-5246-5565-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-5564-8
After discovering big cats in the Arctic, documentarian Ridge Garwold names them, takes them to Africa, and films them as they battle lions, hyenas—and especially poachers.
The Night the Sky Fell
Stephen G. Levy. Stephen G. Levy. 99¢ e-book, ISBN 978-1-386-80814-5
When a young man breaks a pact with the Spirit, he unleashes a wrath on a small town where women are compelled to destroy the men.
Pursuit of the Guardian (Children of the Republic, Book 2)
Jason T. Hutt. Hutt. $15.63 paper (446p), ISBN 978-1-5432-4358-1; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B074BVGFB5
A corrupt republic pursues the smuggler Max Cabot; the unauthorized clone of his daughter, Hannah; and his unique starship.
Alan Ayer. Alan Ayer. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B06W5PXDXV
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Walt Erickson is a famous author whose books are read by millions of adoring fans, but he has never written a word of his own novels.
All That Remains (Metamorphosis, Book 1)
Lauren Dane. Lauren Dane Media Group. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B01LZ69VZG
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Set in a postplague future, yet the story is not dystopian. The world changed after 90% of humans died, but love still finds a way.
Alphas of Danger
Once Upon An Alpha. Once Upon An Alpha. $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9982222-2-6
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When a man has beaten danger, he becomes a hero. When a woman tastes lust, she’s helpless to resist his pull. Love doesn’t come easily between alpha men and their headstrong women.
Belle’s Tale and Other Stories
David D. Davis Jr. Pyegar. $9.99 paper (206p), ISBN 978-1-5372-3509-7
An extension (plus a point-of-view switch) of the classic Dickens tale A Christmas Carol. Other stories are also included.
Blade of Darkness: Immortal Guardians, Book 7
Dianne Duvall. Dianne Duvall. $13.99 paper (392p), ISBN 978-0-9864171-5-3; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9864171-4-6
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Dana is thrust into a world of violence, danger, deception, and passion when she falls for Immortal Guardian Aidan and helps him combat a powerful enemy intent on sparking Armageddon.
September Williams. Cove. $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5378-7692-4
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A whistleblower–powwow dancer meets a black ballerina in the Montreal airport and an environmental justice movement is born.
Magnolia Storms (A Coastal Hearts Novel)
Janet W. Ferguson. Southern Sun. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B074JJ76VT
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After Hurricane Katrina, Maggie Marovich plans never to return to the coast or to the ship pilot she once loved—until a family crisis sends her running headlong into a storm.
Jennifer Gawlik. Xlibris. $29.99 hardcover (252p), ISBN 978-1-5035-4552-6; $19.99 paper (252p), ISBN 978-1-5035-4553-3
A 40-something single mother whose adult, self-sufficient son is away at university finds the courage, determination, and inspiration to face new beginnings.
Rotten Apple: A Love Story... Sort Of
Zak D. Cole. Zak D. Cole. $7 paper (102p), ISBN 978-1-5486-0954-2
Suspended from her teaching job, Mrs. Flutter must quickly come up with a cover-up for her court hearing to dismiss the allegations against her affair with a student.
Maria Hernandez. MCT. $14.95 paper (180p), ISBN 978-0-9979624-0-6
This novel explores how a successful and mature woman can find herself the victim of a love affair gone bad in spite of her best intentions.
Bless Me Indeed: Discover the Secret of Success Through a Bold and Yet Powerful Prayer of Jabez
Janet Kisyombe. Toplink. $7.99 paper (98p), ISBN 978-1-947620-49-0
A self-centered prayer that the author says can change readers’ lives and bring God’s blessings.
The Box Top to Life’s Puzzle: Examining Life’s Mystery from a Distinctive Perspective
Marcus Hurst. Toplink. $7.99 paper (80p), ISBN 978-1-946801-72-2
Imagine putting a 1,000-piece puzzle together without so much as a glance at the big picture.
Corn, Cotton and Chocolate: How the Maya Changed the World
James O’Kon. KDP. $5.99 paper (320p), ISBN 978-1-5208-1309-7
The Maya were the greatest agronomists in world history. They created dozens of plants that now feed 60% of the world and have changed world history.
8 Steps Toward Getting Pass the Pain
Charletta Lynn Robinson-Cosley. AuthorHouse. $10.99 paper (50p), ISBN 978-1-5246-9261-2
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A self-help developed guided script that helps the individual express their feelings.
Escape from Manchuria
Paul K. Maruyama. Toplink. $16.97 paper (438p), ISBN 978-1-946801-36-4
In the closing days of World War II, the Soviet Union attacked and occupied Japan-controlled northern China, then called Manchuria.
Evil Reigns: A Philosophy of Mind
Albert M. Iosue. Xlibris. $23.99 paper (449p), ISBN 978-1-5245-3577-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-3576-6
The author explains why human beings have become the most amazing creatures, performing miracles with material, and yet are the most dishonest and cruel animal that ever lived.
Face to Face with the Identity Thief
Evelyn L. Bolden. Dorrance. $12 paper (30p), ISBN 978-1-4809-0245-9
An enlightening look at the everyday struggles of a cancer patient. Bolden kept strong through her faith and her family. She spreads her message of love for self and body.
Finding Your Spiritual Balance in a Religious World: Discover Simple Christianity
Kenneth L. Weatherford. Toplink. $11.99 paper (174p), ISBN 978-1-946801-45-6
As the author was to find out as an adult, reborn Christian, God is a god of gentleness, love, forgiveness, and relationship.
The Foetal Circulation
Alan Gilchrist. AuthorHouse. $32.03 paper (70p), ISBN 978-1-5246-6790-0; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-6791-7
The author offers insights into the circulatory system of the fetus. Featuring illustrations and diagrams, the book presents a comprehensive guide to understanding the complex fetal circulation.
Footsteps in the Sand
William Knippschild. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (240p), ISBN 978-1-5245-4789-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-4788-2
This memoir chronicles the author’s life from birth until the present time. It is about his family and their problems, joys, trials, and tribulations.
For the Love of Moose: How One Man’s Trash Became My Treasure
Margaret Ludwig. Balboa. $11.99 paper (129p), ISBN 978-1-5043-5671-8
The author shares her journey through life made better by her pack of five unique dogs.
Good Girls on Bad Drugs: Addiction Nonfiction of the Unhappy Hookers
Mark Mathew Braunstein Panacea. $22 paper (288p), ISBN 978-0-9635663-2-4
In their jailhouse journals and interviews, 22 girls confess about their shattered lives as drug addicts who in their hustle for drugs became streetwalkers and internet escorts.
Ted Folkert. Outskirts. $22.95 hardcover (201p), ISBN 978-1-4787-9082-2
Greed of the rich and powerful provides challenging obstacles for the populace. The deception and dishonesty in marketing can be treacherous for the powerless working class.
Healing Mind: Five Steps to Ultimate Healing, Four Rooms for Thoughts; Achieving Satisfaction Through a Well-Managed Mind
Janice McDermott. Balboa. $15.99 paper (214p), ISBN 978-1-5043-3701-4
The author describes a way of organizing your thinking with the intention of awakening you to your complete self.
Richard Spitz. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (134p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0830-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0831-3
Spitz recalls growing up in the 1950s, when gasoline was 17¢ a gallon and good hamburgers were a quarter. He shares life lessons that highlight his adventures from adolescence.
I’ll Love You Even More
Marybeth Bluhm, illus. by Kathy Kerber. AuthorHouse. $16.99 paper (40p), ISBN 978-1-5246-4940-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-4939-5
This is a story of a mother’s love for her first-born child when she is expecting another baby. It reassures the child that her love will only get stronger.
The Iron Fist: The Immigrant Journey of J.B. Leonis to Riches and Power in Southern California
Richard Nordin. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (226p), ISBN 978-1-5245-7045-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-7046-0
A teenage seminary student receives a letter from his powerful uncle in California to come join him and quickly agrees. Unfortunately, his uncle is killed shortly after his arrival.
I Was a Child but Not
Deanna Jones. AuthorHouse. $10.99 paper (84p), ISBN 978-1-5246-2312-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-2311-1
The author suffered consistent sexual abuse throughout her childhood. Throughout years of hardship, she discovered how to become a survivor and not a victim.
Keeping Your Balance in Our Religious World: Student Study Guide
Kenneth L. Weatherford. Toplink. $7.99 paper (53p), ISBN 978-1-946801-48-7
This is a study guide for one person or a classroom. However, even in a classroom it is the individual’s responsibility to develop a relationship to Jesus Christ.
Lead with Courage: Unleash the Lion in You
Arthur E. Puotinen. Balboa. $16.99 paper (228p), ISBN 978-1-5043-4189-9
There is a leader in you and a leader in me. A poet writes: “A lion paces in every human heart. What quickens yours? What makes your lion roar?”
Lost in the Reflecting Pool
Diane Pomerantz. SWP. $16.95 paper (320p), ISBN 978-1-63152-268-0
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This is the story of many women who fall in love and ignore early warning signs. Charles always brings flowers; when he does the wrong thing, Diane dismisses it. Then cancer.
The Magnificent Dr. Wao
Sandra Shaw Homer. CreateSpace. $7.99 e-book, ASIN B0186DYHKQ
What happens to the mind when the body is kept alive on a ventilator, steroids, and a feeding tube? Vivid, scary, and funny, this book testifies to the resilience of the mind and heart.
‘The Man from Mensa’—1 of the 600: Politics 1990–1995
Bernard Mulholland. CreateSpace. $89.99 paper (432p), ISBN 978-1-5353-2437-3
Written by an insider who contributed extensively to high-IQ society Mensa over a span of almost 30 years, this book reveals many aspects of the elite society.
Manifesting the Divine: Going Beyond the 120 Lessons
Tony Saunders. Toplink. $16.99 paper (379p), ISBN 978-1-946801-92-0
Saunders takes a novel look at life in late modernity, with specific focus on the 1990s and the global events during that momentous decade.
The Misery Manifesto: A Self-Help Parody for the Self-Absorbed
Barb Best. Wise Ink. $12.08 paper (155p), ISBN 978-0-9833946-8-6; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9833946-9-3
A hilarious month-by-month survival guide with licensed cartoons by Roz Chast, Liza Donnelly, and Andrew Genn.
My Family, My Friends, My Life: These Lifted Me Up Along the Way
Isabell von der Waldesruh. Outskirts. $16.93 paper (154p), ISBN 978-1-4787-8868-3
The author’s memoir of being born in Germany during World War II and being present when her father died, causing her to develop a seizure disorder, which affected her throughout her life.
My Secrets of Survivorship (Ultimate Survivorship, Vol. 1)
Melissa Mae Palmer and Tim Lubenow. D’Agostin. $14.99 paper (152p), ISBN 978-1-5471-0117-7
The author suffered her entire life from chronic pain. She explains how she was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder and found the strength to carry on and live a fulfilling life.
My Stars Are Still Shining
Amina Warsuma. CreateSpace. $20 paper (360p), ISBN 978-0-692-86442-5
The author shares what she has learned from her experiences and hopes to enlighten the world by them.
New Possibilities in Memory Care: The Silverado Story (new ed.)
Loren Shook and Stephen Winner. AJC. $9.95 e-book, ISBN 978-0-692-78111-1
This book reveals how two men redefined what’s possible in memory care through innovation, clinical excellence, and engagement.
The Portrait Maker: God’s Faithful Hand in Marriage, Cancer and Caregiving
Bryan T. Blunt. WestBow. $11.95 paper (140p), ISBN 978-1-5127-6998-2; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5127-6997-5
The author surveys the harrowing journey experienced by a Christian married couple, offering insight regarding tragic situations that seen to randomly strike so many around us.
The Right Ask: What Every Advancement Officer Should Know
Michael Warder. CreateSpace. $14.95 paper (160p), ISBN 978-1-5451-9445-4
The author explains why donors give and what they would like to know before making a gift to a nonprofit.
Secrets Behind Things that Look Good: How Small Changes in Design Lead to a Big Jump in Sales
Claire Langju Lee. Influential. $12.99 e-book, ASIN B073XBHN14
This book contains nine tips for retailers to help design displays that sell.
Shatterproof: 7 Powerful Principles to Rise Above Any Stress & Crisis
Conrad Drapeau. Horizon. $17.95 paper (184p), ISBN 978-0-9976749-0-3
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Building on 25 years of study and practice, entrepreneur Drapeau developed a simple seven-step system to ensure that he would be able to cope with any stress, problem, or crisis.
Silicon Valley Girl: My Adolescent Life and Times, and an Ode to Generation X
Maya Morrow. Dorrance. $18 paper (243p), ISBN 978-1-4809-3514-3; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4809-3537-2
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A brutally honest documentary of the author’s adolescent years, chronicling events from age 12 to 18. A Gen X coming-of-age tale set in Silicon Valley.
The Startup Survivor: A New Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting, Building and Succeeding in Business
Michael Maloof. Golden Oak Writer’s Guild. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B06XDKPSN4
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A handbook for entrepreneurs with frank, straightforward business advice, actionable tactics, and priceless wisdom.
Surviving a Cyberstalker: How to Prevent and Survive Cyberabuse and Stalking
Alexis Moore. MBK. $15.95 paper (218p), ISBN 978-0-692-89420-0
This book may be vital to regaining control over your life in case you and a cyberpredator or stalker ever cross paths.
That Brant County Sound! The Ballad of Jim Allison and Thunderbird Recording
Tom Ryerson. Mouton. $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-987940-03-9
Thunderbird Recordings was owned and operated by Jim Allison, a man who bled country music. This book is his true story.
A Walk in Connection
Tracy Ane Brooks. Balboa. $16.99 paper (235p), ISBN 978-1-4525-9832-1
Wolves and horses teach Tracy a natural, simplified way to communicate across species using intuition, body language, and more.
The Way I See It: A Head-to-Toe Guide to Common Orthopaedic Conditions
Thomas J. Neviaser. Pecos. $17.95 paper (291p), ISBN 978-0-9760185-1-3
An easy-to-read orthopedic reference guide for the layperson. Common bone and joint problems and treatments are described, literally from head to toe.
When Your Child Discloses Sexual Abuse: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents
Chris Schopen. CreateSpace. $9.91 paper (102p), ISBN 978-1-5482-3146-0
This book is meant to guide parents and adults on how to handle a child’s sexual abuse disclosure.
M. Black. Eloquent Enraptures. 99¢ e-book, ASIN B072M7BVXR
Set in the Amazonian jungles of South America, this is a YA eco-fic dystopian tale.
Cecil and the Big Wave
Adam W. Jones, illus. by Alessandro Pastori. Wisdom House. $17.99 hardcover (37p), ISBN 978-0-9972118-1-8
Cecil is a little ant who, through surfing, learns that his courage is big enough to conquer anything.
Chevalier the Queen’s Mouseketeer: For Queen and Country (Fantasy Books for Kids, Book Two)
Darryl Hughes, illus. by Monique MacNaughton. Brand X. $13.99 paper (46p), ISBN 978-0-9903936-1-0
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Mouseketeer Chevalier and his nephew and squire Tom-Tom begin their heroes’ quest to return the kidnapped princess Faere and stop two noble kingdoms on a collision course to war.
Chevalier the Queen’s Mouseketeer: The Tides of War
Darryl Hughes, illus. by Monique MacNaughton. Brand X. $12.25 paper (40p), ISBN 978-0-9903936-4-1
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Mouseketeer Chevalier and nephew and squire Tom-Tom sail after the kidnappers of the princess Faere before she is stolen away by the sea. Book three of four.
The Children of Time
Chaiene Santos. KDP. 60¢ e-book, ASIN B00LYJORGO
Nicolas is a young college student studying physics. He has never been in love until he meets the young and beautiful Zara, but she is not from this planet.
Days of Joy: The Story of the Red Suit
James J. Pallante. iUniverse. $19.95 paper (328p), ISBN 978-1-4401-9243-2; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4401-9242-5
This book imparts a bold adventure, from its whimsical opening to its climax, when the hero, Elmar the elf, meets a deadly sopron in mortal combat.
Dragon Lad: The Thirteenth Egg
J.C. Stevens. Dragon’s Egg. $9.99 paper (228p), ISBN 978-0-9963839-0-5
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Dorg, a dragon who hatches small due to a magic curse, discovers an astonishing truth about himself: he may not be a dragon after all.
Evolution Revolution: Simple Machines
Charlotte Bennardo, illus. by Cathleen Daniels. Charlotte Bennardo. $5.99 paper (117p), ISBN 978-1-5349-0321-0; $1.99 e-book, ASIN B01MDLLS6V
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A gray squirrel, taught simple machines like the wheel by a young boy, thinks he can fight the construction machines that have come to destroy his woods.
The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles, Book One: Forbidden Darkness
Alec John Belle. CreateSpace. $10 paper (174p), ISBN 978-1-5441-9641-1
Three characters will unwrap the horrifying truth about the Monster Hunters, the world they live in, and what lengths their enemies will go to destroy it.
Monster Seeker 3: The Amulet Mysterium (Monster Seeker Academy)
Ian Michael Terry and Mark Terry. Orox & Beach Bum. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B01MRHK0UE
The Grim Reaper has plans for Monster Seeker Danny O’Malley’s quest into the Beyond and the Faelands to find his friend Ike and recruit an army to fight in the coming war.
My Life as a Country Album
L.J. Evans. CreateSpace. $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5210-9180-7
Inspired by Taylor Swift songs, this coming-of-age story is about tomboy Cam and football hero Jake, who grow up as soulmates in Tennessee and learn to survive love, loss, and life.
My Little Heart, Ruthie
Toni Jannotta, illus. by Jennifer Mones. BookBaby. $13.59 hardcover (42p), ISBN 978-1-5439-0719-3
An inspirational book of heartache and healing, written in limerick and rhyme and told as a fantasy.
Patty Pemberton and the Haunted Candy Factory
Chad Prevost, illus. by Brian Woodlief. Game Time. $11.99 paper (170p), ISBN 978-1-945064-00-5
Twelve-year-old Patty Pemberton is called to investigate the mystery of the missing Mr. Lemoney and what’s going on at his candy factory.
A Penguin Rolling Down a Hill
Kevin Tranter. AuthorHouse. $24.34 paper (396p), ISBN 978-1-5246-3770-5; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-3769-9
Vile, the ambassador for nightmares, overthrows and banishes Mr. Good, the ambassador of pleasant, happy dreams. Can Mr. Good somehow save the world from nightmares?
Aaron Ozee, illus. by Mykyta Harets. Lulu. $20 paper (48p), ISBN 978-1-387-01079-0
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King among mice and eater of cheese, Regulus, the lord of all squeaking feuds within the wall, is betrayed by those closest to him as this tale of self-discovery unfolds.
Returning Santa’s Boot
Valerie Ondrejko, illus. by Eric Ortiz. Norella. $12.99 paper (145p), ISBN 978-0-9983628-0-9
Three kids find Santa’s boot in the chimney. Chaos and laughter turns to a night of fears, doubts, and a fight against sleep as they wait up for Santa.
S.R. Johannes. Coleman & Storr. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0752Z6V3W
Ada, aka Dark Angel, is a teen hacker. After getting busted, she’s sent to ReBoot, a tech rehab. When she finds out kids are dying, Ada uncovers a cyberconspiracy that might kill her.
Skyward Bound: Hot-Air Ballooning
Alese Pechter, illus. by Alese and Morton Pechter. Best Company. $24.95 hardcover (72p), ISBN 978-1-930536-99-9
This book captures the imagination of the young child yearning to fly. Includes photos of colorful balloons as they explore from the clouds.
Super Rooster and Wonder Cat
Alma Hammond, illus. by Hugh Keiser. Sweetbeet. $15.95 paper (48p), ISBN 978-0-9985362-0-0
Besties Rooster and Cat meet up with Ray, Crab, and Shark at the beach to practice their superpowers—all real talents important to their survival.
The Tyler Files: #1 Smarty Pants!
Brian Rock, illus. by Joshua Dawson. First Light. $6.99 paper (86p), ISBN 978-0-9754411-3-8
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When Tyler’s pants mysteriously come to life, he risks becoming the laughingstock of the whole fifth grade.
Why I Love Dogs
K.A. Masters. WestBow. $7.95 paper (18p), ISBN 978-1-4497-8813-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4497-8814-8
This illustrated book shows the cycle of joy, love, and loss that comes with a pet and the hope that it will be seen again in the afterlife.
Will Allen and the Terrible Truth: Chronicles of the Monster Detective Agency (Vol. 4)
Jason Edwards, illus. by Jeffrey Friedman. Rogue Bear. $16.95 hardcover (208p), ISBN 978-0-9789512-6-9
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Middle grade brainiac Will Allen has conquered monsters, overcome bullies, and even survived his mother’s cooking, but now he faces a horror that he is powerless against: dealing with girls.