Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 94 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 track records and followings and are doing it on their own. If you are a self-published author interested in listing titles in this section, please visit BookLife for more information.


Because It Was Raining

Skyler Worley. CreateSpace. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B075ZNPVDL


A young man, tormented by his past, descends into a world filled with drugs, sex, and violence in an attempt to find salvation and meaning in life.

Blood & Water

Katie O’Rourke. Pronoun. 99¢ e-book, ISBN 978-1-5378-3422-1

Amazon, Apple iBooks,, Google Play

Tucson, Ariz., is a place for runaways. Everyone came from somewhere else and has a story about what they left behind. These are their stories.

The Fire Escape Belongs in Brooklyn (A Novel Based on the Fire Escape Stories)

Chuck Cascio. CreateSpace. $18.95 paper (451p), ISBN 978-1-5469-7583-0


It’s 1968. Mike and Sally-Boy, Brooklyn-born cousins, have gone their separate ways: Mike went to college; Sally has vanished. Will Sally haunt Mike forever, or can a fire escape save them?

The General’s Wife: The Final Betrayal

Charlotte Cassidy. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (114p), ISBN 978-1-5144-2119-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-2118-5


A novel of the never-before-told struggles of a woman who has been deceived by the man she called her husband for 39 years. How can a woman endure so much?

High Desert High

Steven Schindler. The Elevated Press. $16 paper (303p), ISBN 978-0-9662408-0-1, Amazon, Baker & Taylor,

Undercover cop Paul Santo gets fed up with New York and after a family tragedy drives cross-country with his estranged daughter to begin a new life in the mysterious California high desert.

Hold My Heart Captive

Devin Dmaster Gordon. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (60p), ISBN 978-1-5035-7686-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5035-7685-8


Author Johnny Coastist has been kidnapped by his #1 fan, Mindy Cowell. Tied in chains with more trouble on the way, Johnny finds himself oddly drawn to Mindy. Will he escape, or will a bad case of Stockholm syndrome be his psychological undoing?

I, Joaquín

Melvin Litton. Crossroad Press. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B00LJLQOE0

Amazon,, Kobo

A fictional memoir of Joaquin Murríeta, the famous bandit of the California gold rush—on whom the ever-popular Zorro is based—as told by his head encased in alcohol.

Jake Wolf Attorney at Law

David Shaw. iUniverse. $10.99 paper (90p), ISBN 978-1-5320-1248-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-1249-5


A Native American ex-Marine lawyer opens practice in Omaha, near his childhood home on a reservation. He meets past acquaintances, and soon the relationships of all the characters come together.

The Learning Curve

D.H.C. Carter. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-5246-2379-1, Amazon, AuthorHouse,

A young man grows up dealing with a mental illness in the late 1980s and early ’90s.

Love in the Cretaceous

Howard W. Robertson. Anaphora Literary Press. $20 paper (130p), ISBN 978-1-68114-332-3, Amazon

A love story set in a dinosaur park a century from now. The fate of Homo sapiens is uncertain, and Ted Beebe loses the love of his life. Canny coping ensues.

Moving On/Never Leaving

Martha Beimer. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (144p), ISBN 978-1-5245-5148-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-5147-6


An often amusing ramble through life’s memories allows readers a glimpse into one woman’s heart. This journey paints various phases of a life filled with love, joy, and hope.

Nazarene Dream: A True Legend

Michael Vadok. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (380p), ISBN 978-1-5246-8462-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-8461-7


A novel examining the origins of Christianity from a skeptical perspective. Inspired from an extensive investigation of historical Jesus, the book challenges readers to question all orthodoxies.

The Painter’s Apprentice: A Novel of 16th-Century Venice

Laura Morelli. The Scriptorium. $16.49 paper (406p), ISBN 978-1-942778-92-9; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-942778-91-2

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Displaced by the plague, the daughter of a Venetian master gilder is apprenticed in a painter’s workshop, where she must keep a secret that threatens to destroy everything she loves.

Party Girl Nurse’s Journey

Victoria Godwin. Toplink Publishing. $11.99 paper (172p), ISBN 978-1-946801-75-3


Victoria Godwin’s life was almost perfect. That was, until her family entered the drug world. Their lives changed, but she became stronger with God’s help and his unfailing mercy.

The Pear Tree

K.M. Sandrick. Ingram. $13.88 paper (355p), ISBN 978-1-947605-01-5


A debut historical novel about the destruction of a small Czech town in World War II and the fate of some of its women and children and the Nazi perpetrators.

A Perverse Romance: A Tourist Dance to Art and Satirical Provocation

Pru La Motte. Xlibris. $52.41 paper (176p), ISBN 978-1-5245-2031-1; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-2030-4


A satirical tale of an artist writing and drawing real life in Ghana. As a pragmatist, she seeks black flesh on white; as an idealist, the traditions of the north.

Separate and Parallel

Beverly Williams. CreateSpace. $14.99 paper (424p), ISBN 978-1-5411-1898-0


Clarissa fell in love with Sam. Sam’s parents hated Clarissa. They kidnapped Clarissa’s older daughter and left Clarissa with her new baby girl. The two sisters went seven decades until they met.

Sin Against the Race

Gar McVey-Russell. Gamr. $14.99 paper (358p), ISBN 978-0-9993815-0-2; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9993815-1-9


Alfonso, part of an African-American political dynasty, comes out of the closet right before his father Ford’s reelection campaign for the City Council, much to Ford’s dismay and anger.

Sin of Ambition

Mary M. McNaughton. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (266p), ISBN 978-1-4535-5906-2; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4535-5908-6


Naked ambition causes a young woman to marry a man she doesn’t love in this romance novel set in Canada and Seattle spanning the years 1964–1980.

Trailer Trash with a Girl’s Name: Father Figures

Stacey Roberts. Sons of Joy. $5.99 e-book, ASIN B07613ZHT6


Roberts’s newest novel includes stories from his childhood as well as his family’s vagabond travels across the U.S. in a used Winnebago RV.

Truth and the Serpent

J. Rutledge. J. Rutledge. $20 paper (498p), ISBN 978-1-5412-3548-9; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B01N7SVJO6


A present-day man encounters the serpent of the Garden of Eden. The serpent gives a firsthand description of the tales of creation, the great deluge, the exodus, and others.

The Ultimate Arena: The Sacrifice of an American Gladiator

Dan E. Ireland. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (244p), ISBN 978-1-4931-5989-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4931-5991-8


A cautionary tale of life and death in the George W. Bush era. It is a tragic story of an American gladiator sacrificed by his own government.

White Nights, Black Paradise

Sikivu Hutchinson. Infidel Books. $10.95 paper (325p), ISBN 978-0-692-26713-4


This book explores the interlocking stories of fictional black women characters from the Peoples Temple church who took radically different paths to tragedy in Jonestown, Guyana, in 1978.

Wild World

Peter S. Rush. Prior Manor Press. $26.95 hardcover (281p), ISBN 978-0-9990665-0-8

Amazon,, IndieBound

A novel of power, corruption, injustice, courage, and hope—one tenacious young man is determined to overturn the system with unexpected consequences for his own life.


Dancing on Dewdrops

Mark John Terranova. Outskirts Press. $8.95 paper (93p), ISBN 978-1-4787-6195-2, Amazon,

The rustic poetry, prayers, humor, and short stories for children are intended to appeal to all ages.

Reclaiming Myself

Lynndel Schuurman. Balboa Press. $11.99 paper (126p), ISBN 978-1-4525-9020-2


Schuurman’s poetry reflects her personal journey of healing and self-reclamation from sexual abuse.

Some Days, Here: From Pebble to Ripple

Tricia De Jesus-Gutierrez. AuthorHouse. $10.99 paper (96p), ISBN 978-1-5246-6943-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-6942-3

De Jesus-Gutierrez explores the common thread of all human experience—love, loss, and coming-of-age—through the scope of her own perception and experiences.


The Amendment Killer

Ronald S. Barak. Gander House Publishers. $16.95 paper (570p), ISBN 978-0-9827590-9-7; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9827590-7-3

Amazon,, IndieBound

A feisty 11-year-old diabetic is brutally kidnapped to control her grandfather’s swing vote upholding or invalidating the 28th Amendment.

Ending Big

Greyson Bryan. CreateSpace. $14.99 paper (420p), ISBN 978-1-976238-21-5


International lawyer Duncan Luke wrangles with arms dealers, terrorists, and CIA spies in the North African desert while battling at home to share custody of his autistic son.

Gemini Ascending, Book 1: Eternal Twins

Mark John Terranova. Outskirts Press. $12.95 paper (206p), ISBN 978-1-4787-7870-7, Amazon,

James Montgomery has existed almost as long as the country he lives in. Born at the dawn of the 17th century, he has seen cultures rise and fall and progress made in every facet of life. After four centuries, James begins a journey that will lead him to his fraternal twin. Together they may hold the key to saving the world and continuing the existence of humanity.

The Girl Who Lived

Christopher Greyson. Greyson Media. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B076FNQWTF


Ten years ago, four people were brutally murdered. One girl lived. Years later, Faith decides to track down her sister’s killer and then discovers that she’s the one being hunted.

Mad Librarian

Michael Guillebeau. Madison Press. $20 paper (410p), ISBN 978-0-9972055-2-7


A small-town librarian has to steal to keep her library alive. Half of all income from this book goes to the Awesome Libraries Fund.

The Prophet’s Alibi

Timothy Korzep. Toplink Publishing. $15.99 paper (248p), ISBN 978-1-947620-62-9


The world must watch and wait as world leaders suffer hours of terror and the world approaches the brink of disaster.

Sundown: Engineering Gives the Devil a Sunburn

Carl Mitchell. Covenant Books. $22.95 paper (418p), ISBN 978-1-64003-204-0

Amazon,, Ingram

In 2057, not having oil has driven the world into the grip of the World Council. NYPD detective Nick Garvey struggles to solve the murder of the vice president while protecting his family.


Astrum Divinus

John D. Christopher. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (362p), ISBN 978-1-5246-6871-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-6870-9


Historian Peter Northcott is about to discover a secret that will alter humankind’s future and its past. Is he really the Astrum Divinus that will conquer the enemies of Heaven?

Girlfight: The Official Motion Picture Script

Kelcey Coe. $19.99 paper (320p), ISBN 978-1-976079-75-7


Out to prove she’s the best, a wicked femme fatale jeopardizes the fashion show and lures hungry models into brutal cage fights to the death for an opportunity at fame and fortune.

The Long, Lost Exit Home

Chris Roberts. CreateSpace. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B075Z8HY29


When people begin to disappear in a California coastal town where a series of gruesome murders and the most unimaginable events take place, a visiting 19-year-old heroin addict, Laura Masterson, becomes embroiled in a dark conspiracy of parasitic aliens and biological monstrosities.

Solar Reboot

Matthew D. Hunt. Matthew D. Hunt. $12.99 paper (484p), ISBN 978-0-692-91669-8; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0749D5CQS


Solar flares erupt, causing power and communication problems along with massive meteorological storms. Will one family survive and reunite from across the country amid all the chaos?


Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen’s Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues

Edited by Christina Boyd. The Quill Ink. $12.95 paper (300p), ISBN 978-0-9986540-1-0


Jane Austen’s novels are littered with unsuitable gentlemen—Willoughby, Wickham, et al. Eleven Georgian-era stories reveal how Austen’s rogues came to be while remaining true to canon.

Life. Love. You!

Bogdan Nicolae Groza. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (112p), ISBN 978-1-5035-8223-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5035-8224-8


A Romanian immigrant and an American businesswoman struck up an acquaintance online. Things started off as trivial biz talk, but fate has a different plan.

Shattered Perfection

Heather Guimond. CreateSpace. $15.99 paper (354p), ISBN 978-1-5150-2955-7


Mimi Bishop and Vance Ashcroft enjoy a whirlwind courtship filled with humor, happiness, and steamy sensuality until Vance’s behavior mysteriously begins to change.


The Cautioner’s Tale: Mary Morgan’s Journal, Book 1

R.M. Wilburn. R.M. Wilburn. $5.99 e-book, ASIN B0763DLKD3


In the year 2047, murder, deceit, and sabotage combine to stop young investigator Mary Morgan from discovering a secret past nearly obliterated by the Last Great War.


Blueprints for the Eagle, Star, and Independent

Will Good. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (244p), ISBN 978-1-4628-7865-9; $1.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4568-9388-0


This book traces the formation of Republican and Democratic Party ideologies from Theodore Roosevelt to the present day, including commonsense solutions for major problems and the need for an Independent Party.

The Capitalist-Christian Contradiction: God Against Greed

Samuel White III. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (124p), ISBN 978-1-5434-1293-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-1292-5


This book argues that America’s love for money has created income inequality and social injustices and corrupted the church to promulgate a prosperity gospel that fosters our spiritual poverty.

Chronicles of the Kwedake Dikep: A TimeLine of the Indian Spring on the Hill TL of 2014

Robert J. Thayer. Imlandis. $5.99 e-book, ASIN B01N75MV38


This book analyzes American political “entities” of 2014 concerning a Second Constitutional Convention. Sadly, some conditions do not help the Constitution in the future.

The Conquest of Cancer—A Long-Ignored Breakthrough: Autologous Tissue Anticancer Immunization Therapy

Vladimir Kalina. AuthorHouse. $24.34 paper (356p), ISBN 978-1-5246-7918-7; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-7922-4


Kalina describes the circumstances of a revelatory experience made by Karel Fortyn in 1957 and its fundamental scientific significance in the struggle against cancer.

Debunking Myths Around African Talent

Rudy L. Massamba. Reach Publishers. $13.50 paper (216p), ISBN 978-2-9557776-0-2


The “grandeur” of the black race rests on the bosom of the African continent. When Africa rises as a superpower, black people in the world will no longer have to prove their talent.

Enjoy Stress: Ready? Get Power! Searching for Usable Simplicity? Don’t Drown in Advice and Details

Stanley E. Abbott. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (90p), ISBN 978-1-5144-5893-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-5892-1


This book attempts to illustrate ways in which the reader can obtain the power to get ready for a productive, creative, and joyous coping with stresses.

Evolution Now

David Penny. Xlibris. $30.20 paper (226p), ISBN 978-1-4990-9929-4; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4990-9930-0


Penny details a Popperian approach to evolutionary study starting from 1600, to Darwin, to the Out of Africa theory, and more.

Expect the Extraordinary: Angelic Messages, Spiritual Encounters and the Soul of Skye

Sue Pighini. Livin’ the Dream Media. $12 paper (123p), ISBN 978-0-9971638-1-0, Amazon

Pighini relishes an ongoing relationship with the angelic realm that she says she didn’t know existed until she was struck by lightning and saved by the voice of an angel. In recounting others’ near-death experiences, Pighini tells of a nonphysical world that can help people live the most fulfilling lives possible.

Fifty Curious Questions: Pabulum for the Enquiring Mind

Martin Fone. AuthorHouse. $15.18 paper (112p), ISBN 978-1-5462-8002-6; $5.16 e-book, ASIN B075469CSQ, Amazon, AuthorHouse,

In answering the irritating questions life throws along the way, this book shows the lengths scientists have gone to to push out the frontiers of human knowledge.

A Girl with a Special Name: A Memoir of Life, Love, Death, Redemption, and Recovery

Adelina L. Kennedy. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (180p), ISBN 978-1-5320-1265-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-1266-2


This book offers a look at one woman’s thirst for unobtainable perfection and the life-threatening repercussions that followed her pursuit.

God’s Path to Disease-Free Living: What the Scriptures Tell Us About Health

Bob McCauley. WestBow Press. $13.95 paper (148p), ISBN 978-1-5127-6593-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5127-6594-6


Jesus refers to his own body as the temple of God. Disease is the result of the choices you have made. This book explains God’s path to disease-free living.

Growing Up Guyanese: A Memoir About Growing Up as a First Generation Indo-Caribbean in America

Ashti A. Motilall. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (116p), ISBN 978-1-5245-7276-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-7275-4


Motilall tells of the Guyanese thriving culture that is consistently overlooked. She shows others what it is like to be a West Indian growing up in the United States.

Haunted by History, Vol. 1

Craig Owens. Sad Hill. $50 paper (409p), ISBN 978-0-9976881-0-8, Amazon

Owens uncovers little-known facts about eight prominent historic hotels in Southern California and the origins of many of their ghost stories.

He Could Make Words Sing: An Ordinary Man During Extraordinary Times

David Greene. DCG Publishing. $17.95 paper (198p), ISBN 978-0-9980182-0-1

Walk through the extraordinarily tumultuous 20th century with Harry Greissman, whose story should resonate with most Americans.

How to Get Even with the Universe by Getting Right with the World: Working Within Sacred Space and Time

Steve Guettermann. Steve Guettermann. $16.99 paper (170p), ISBN 978-0-9860939-1-3


This book offers suggestions, explanations, and exercises to help the reader create and work within sacred space to bring new energy and awareness to self and the planet.

Humans: From Nothing to Now

Brett Ashcroft Harrison. Sentrel. $9.99 e-book, ASIN B0759T5C15


A perspective on life’s deepest questions based on personal story, insight, historical fact, and the basics of modern physics. A journey from before time to the present moment.

I Called Myself Cassandra

Lourdes Duque Baron. Toplink Publishing. $20.99 paper (385p), ISBN 978-1-947938-12-0


The author recounts how she and her husband met and fell in love. They had once vowed that their love would survive the test of time, but another woman’s newer promise of a more youthful life seemed to be more attractive to him.


Olga Dia. Olga Dia. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B074TB69N2


Following a strange dream, a young career woman hands in her notice and heads off to study yoga in an Indian ashram, not suspecting she’ll soon be swept into a maelstrom of adventures.

The Jihadi

Tohon. New Generation Publishing. $15.99 paper (148p), ISBN 978-1-78507-859-0


A portrayal of a man’s inner and outer worlds that takes the reader into powerfully real situations of the author’s devising.

Just Common Sense: A Fundamental Commentary on Assocation Management

Mark E. Frels. AuthorHouse. $16.95 paper (172p), ISBN 978-1-5246-1349-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-1347-1


This book deals with the author’s opinions and experiences regarding fundamental association management techniques for staff. It includes commentary pertaining to the motivation, supervision, and training of staff.

The Making of a Leader: Franklin D. Murphy—the Kansas Years

Nancy Kellogg Harper. Jayhawk Ink. $20 paper (288p), ISBN 978-1-61195-020-5

Jayhawk Ink, Amazon

Named dean of the medical school at age 32 and chancellor of the University of Kansas at 35, Murphy led KU through nine transformative years before moving to UCLA and then to the Times Mirror Co.

Megamorphosis: How to Be Happier Right Now

Michael Yergin. iUniverse. $13.95 paper (196p), ISBN 978-0-595-48218-4


A message of hope and faith, this book is a discussion of positive psychology. It’s about making a great and lasting change—one step at a time.

Morning Glory: 365 Devotionals Like No Other!

Sheila Hayford. Sheila Hayford. $24.99 paper (328p), ISBN 978-0-692-85237-8


Using storytelling and daily inspirational words, this book challenges readers to live their best lives.

My Bumpy Journey on the Road to Find God! Recollections of a Wayward Pipsqueak

Jim Painting. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (120p), ISBN 978-1-5434-2127-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-2128-6


This book shares several incidents that ultimately led a self-conscious loner to developing a relationship with God.

The Science of Life and Evolution

John Adrian LeRoy. Xlibris. $24.19 paper (192p), ISBN 978-1-5245-6129-1; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-6128-4


This book talks about scientific processes involved with the matter of our being, how we are evolved, as are all species when DNA molecules react to the effects of their incoming environment.

Scripted in Heaven

Lourdes Duque Baron. Toplink Publishing. $10.99 paper (368p), ISBN 978-1-947938-17-5


This book follows the journey of Robinson V. Baron and his physical and metaphysical healing.

Secrets of a Digital Marketing Ninja: A Marketer’s Guide to Sustainable Growth

Daniel Rosenfeld. CreateSpace. 99¢ e-book, ASIN B07492K9F7


A view into the world of digital marketing full of insights and tips for building powerful online strategies with the goal of truly sustainable business growth.

Sequins of Hope: A Journey to New Life

Ally Bryce Neal. WestBow Press. $13.95 paper (150p), ISBN 978-1-5127-8141-0; $8.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5127-8140-3


A testimony that there is hope and joy on the other side of pain. Readers can insert their story into the pages and journey to a revelation of who they are in Christ.

Successful College Teaching Begins with Throwing Away Your Lecture Notes

Calvin Luther Martin. K-Selected Books. $15.75 paper (153p), ISBN 978-0-9841827-3-2


A guide to successful college and university teaching, written by a Rutgers University professor whose classes became a legend.

Surviving the Twenties Transformation: Empower Your Soul and Change Your Life

K.L. Martin. Waconda Books. $12.95 paper (180p), ISBN 978-0-9989610-0-2


This motivational guide teaches young adults how to achieve spiritual inner strength and identify their true selves and their soul when dealing with change and doubt during an identity crisis.

A Teacher’s Tale: A Memoir

Joe Gilliland. iUniverse. $33.95 paper (624p), ISBN 978-1-4917-4583-0; $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-4584-7


This memoir chronicles a young man’s love of learning and teaching from school days in Texas to Japanese university sensei and back to college days in Texas.

The Trilogy: The Other Book of God—Do You Know the Only Book of God?

Brenda B.J. Pearl Walton. Infinity Publishing. $45.95 hardcover (335p), ISBN 978-1-4958-1485-3


Walton went in search of her soul mate and through her search developed a relationship with the Holy Spirit. In this book, she uses her story to argue that God’s process can be accomplished.

What You’re Looking for Is Not in the Fridge! How I Found Myself When I Stopped Looking There

Julia Grocki. New Beginning Nutrition Counseling. $17.99 paper (290p), ISBN 978-0-9992450-0-2; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9992450-1-9

Amazon,, Books-A-Million

An account of Julia Grocki’s life as she battled drastic weight fluctuations, negative self-image, and emotional eating.

Why Talk Is Cheap: Employee Engagement and the Bottom Line

Karen Horn. Karen Horn. $17.99 paper (224p), ISBN 978-0-9975166-3-0


A strategic, practical review of business communication. Horn connects messaging, channels, and surveys, including frameworks, templates, and step-by-step guides.

Your First Step to Re-create Your Life in Oneness: Awareness

Kayla Wholey. Toplink Publishing. $11.99 paper (218p), ISBN 978-1-947938-21-2


This book aims to help readers finally solve the ongoing problems in one or more areas of their lives.



B.B. Shepherd. China Blue Publishing. $21.95 paper (604p), ISBN 978-0-9828936-7-8

Amazon,, Books-a-Million, IndieBound

Allison knows she’s different, a concern as she begins high school in a new town. A lost horse and new people, including a perplexing boy, turn her isolated world upside down.

Chasing Nirvana

Ellyn Oaksmith. Emoticon Publishing. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B075FDPNKM


In 1993, a young lesbian from Aberdeen, Wash., road-trips to California with four friends, including her girl crush. Their plan? Sneak backstage to ask Nirvana to come home and play prom.

Ember Burning: Trinity Forest, Book 1

Jennifer Alsever. Sawatch Press. $13.99 paper (322p), ISBN 978-0-9989473-0-3

Amazon,, Ingram

A grieving girl. A mysterious forest. And a choice. When Ember Trouvé enters the fabled Trinity Forest, she must confront her parents’ death or lose herself to the forest forever.

Farmer Tice

Nelson Donley, illus. by Kevin Nava. CreateSpace. $19.95 paper (99p), ISBN 978-1-5304-3410-7; $4.95 e-book, ASIN B01NAGIEYV, Amazon

Farmer Tice is the unluckiest man in Hokum, maybe the entire world. He didn’t get the nickname Jinx for nothing. Humorous hillbilly tales for young readers.

Forests of Farallon

Ben McKinnon. Ocean Echo Publications. $21.99 hardcover (312p), ISBN 978-0-9985774-0-1, Amazon

Jeremy’s sister mysteriously vanished, but he has to believe she’s alive. His search leads to a realm of primitive people and incredible creatures.

Fundamentos de la Sagrada Espiritualidad para Niños: Tomo Primero

Solomon Thomei. AuthorHouse. $33.99 paper (142p), ISBN 978-1-5246-8473-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-8474-7


A work that can be given so that both parents and children can gain knowledge of sacred spirituality as the blessed word of our Holy Father.

The Girl on Rusk Street

Penny Carlile. CreateSpace. 99¢ e-book, ASIN B0759Q7HYM


When a beautiful young widow moves into the vacant house on Rusk Street in June 1960, the life of 10-year-old Bobbi Rogers is turned upside down.

Gregory the Spider: Romping Through the Year

Cynthia Dreeman Meyer, illus. by Marina Saumell. Sweet Dreems Children’s. $20.99 hardcover (32p), ISBN 978-0-692-93954-3

Amazon,, BookBaby

Gregory, a sweet, silly, impish spider, journeys through the year and celebrates each season’s special days, in this read-aloud, sing-along book.

Hatching Sharey

Bao-Khanh Tran, illus. by Bao-Khan Tran and David Swaschnig. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-5434-1744-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-1743-2


Sharey hatches in the wild with a ducklike bill, a molelike claw, and a beaverlike tail. What animal is she?

It’s Cool to Be Kind

Linnea McFadden, illus. by Ayanami Monreal. Linnea McFadden. $6.99 paper (113p), ISBN 978-0-9984681-0-5


Beckett Barnes loved school before a new kid moved to town. The kid makes his life miserable. Can Beckett fix the problem so that life can go back to normal?

Life and Death

Selenia Paz. Snowy Wings Publishing. $10.99 paper (290p), ISBN 978-1-946202-13-0


Miguel must face the death of his grandfather and the spirits he had brushed off as mere legend to help Natalia find her brother, whom Natalia believes was taken by La Llorona.

Maria Is My Pal

Michael T. Solomon. AuthorHouse. $19.95 paper (62p), ISBN 978-1-5246-5300-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-5299-9


In school each day, the children are given a special treat by their teacher. One day the children were enjoying their favorite pet, Maria the rabbit, but something happened that caused Maria to run away.

Orville Mouse and the Puzzle of the Last Metaphonium (Orville Wellington Mouse, Book 4)

Tom Hoffman. Tom Hoffman. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0765VJLKF


When Orville Mouse wakes up from a terrifying nightmare to find a mysterious red book in his bed, he and Sophia set out to decipher the cryptic manuscript.

The Peacock Door

Wanda Kay Knight. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (344p), ISBN 978-1-5434-2183-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-2184-2


Eight cousins sneak through forbidden treehouse doors, only to find themselves separated from one another and lost in strange worlds.

Teach a Child to Read

Joyce M. Romanski, illus. by Brianna J. Miller. iUniverse. $17.99 paper (248p), ISBN 978-1-5320-1748-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-1749-0


This book emphasizes teaching the initial reading skills. Romanski gives specific procedures for diagnosing the student’s current skill level and strategies for teaching phonics, decoding, comprehension, and writing.

What’s That Weed?

Russ Hudson, illus. by Avijit Bhowmick. Ingram. $25 hardcover (34p), ISBN 978-0-692-96385-2; $14.99 paper (34p), ISBN 978-1-976178-74-0


A full-color rhyming children’s book about the everyday normal uses of marijuana.

When Rick Was Sick: Stemmie, the Little Stem Cell

Auntielynny, illus. by Christina Rosenthal. CreateSpace. $11.99 paper (33p), ISBN 978-0-692-22416-8


A story about a little boy name Rick, who had a dream about Stemmie, the little stem cell, who helped Rick become healthy and strong.