Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 85 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 publishersweekly.com/pw-select for more information.
Blue Bloods: The Missing Twins (Race Relations During the Depression)
Fannie Adams & Rolland Taylor. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (228p), ISBN 978-1-5462-0517-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-0515-9
Based on news articles, the book is about intermarriage between blacks and whites. The book arouses racial feelings, bringing to light the racial prejudice during the Depression days.
A Bridge Named Susan
Sharon Chase Hoseley. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (222p), ISBN 978-1-5245-8992-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-9033-8
A resentful mother, a jealous brother, a silent husband, and an abusive father-in-law push Susan, a simple farm girl, to seek a rock on which she can build her life.
California’s Girl: Life on the Beach
Tamara Warren. Liferich publishing. $24.99 paper (401p), ISBN 978-1-4897-1342-1
The story of a young girl growing up on the beach in Southern California during the 1960s and ’70s.
A Contradiction to His Pride
Leanne W. Smith. Leanne W. Smith. $14.95 paper (420p), ISBN 978-0-692-12579-3
When James Parker takes Corrine Baldwyn on an outing designed to impress her, things go tragically wrong. Now her heart lies shattered, and the blood spilled is from James’s hands.
Degrees of Love
Lisa Slabach. BookBaby. $15.99 paper (335p), ISBN 978-1-5439-0721-6; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5439-0722-3
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Silicon Valley soccer mom Susan Sinclair is trapped in a moral quagmire when she becomes entangled with her beguiling new boss and faces a choice that could cost her everything.
Hope of Ages Past: An Epic Novel of Faith, Love, and the Thirty Years War
Bruce Gardner. Zino Publishing. $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9998811-0-1
A 17th-century German Lutheran pastor and a country peasant girl face the ultimate trial when their city is besieged by the Catholic imperial army led by an awe-inspiring Black Knight.
Infants of the Brush: A Chimney Sweep’s Story
A.M. Watson. Red Acre Press. $14.99 paper (294p), ISBN 978-0-9995122-0-3
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A novel based on Armory v. Delamirie, an 18th-century court battle between a silversmith and a chimney sweep’s boy who is struggling to earn his independence.
The Mystery of Julia Episcopa (The Vatican Chronicles, Book 1)
John I. Rigoli and Diane Cummings. CreateSpace. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B078P5T17C
In ancient Rome, a woman flees for her life. Hidden beneath her robes are secrets men will kill for.
Linda Freeny. Toplink Publishing. $15.99 paper (262p), ISBN 978-1-948779-96-8
Det. David Kincaid is obsessed with finding out who a dead Jane Doe is and how she came to be in that garbage-ridden New York alley.
Stephanie Harris. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (196p), ISBN 978-1-5246-7028-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-7027-6
The first installment in a series that will have readers thinking about the dark and wondering if love, redemption, and forgiveness really do apply to everyone.
The Prison Book: Alcoholism/Addiction; A Life Sentence
Tamara Segars Ott. Archway. $33.95 hardcover (234p), ISBN 978-1-4808-5571-7; $16.99 paper (234 p), ISBN 978-1-4808-5572-4
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Marley is a beautiful, intelligent Christian woman. Do struggles with addiction win over happiness, success? Journey with her through life’s experiences and emotions, wild and real.
R.I. King. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (144p), ISBN 978-1-5320-2453-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-2455-9
Due to haunting memories, Rod hasn’t been back to his childhood home in 24 years. He returns on business and finds a series of mysterious deaths that might be demon-related.
Dennis O’Keefe. Xlibris. $19.95 paper (269p), ISBN 978-1-5434-6545-7
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Personal security provider Case McIntire had never lost a client. Now, all alone in a Colombian jungle with no weapons, food, water, transportation, or communication, he has to get his charge back no matter the cost.
Slay the Dragon
Laura A. Zubulake. Laura A. Zubulake. $14.95 paper (288p), ISBN 978-0-9850640-3-7; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B07BH2VMNQ
Cesar Rosada’s dreams for his people become entangled in the secrets and conspiracies of those around him. The stakes are high. Rosada pursues a course that for some is morally ambiguous.
David Rosenfeld. AuthorHouse. $14.95 paper (118p), ISBN 978-1-4817-4754-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4817-4753-0
Sometimes humorous, sometimes serious, and often hinting toward radical libertarian ideas, this freedom-loving poetry collection is best summed up by the climax of the short story included at the end.
Lyfe: A Book of Teenage Poetre
Poetre. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (150p), ISBN 978-1-5462-1386-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-1385-7
The author says, “My poetre is not poetry.” What he does, what he writes, isn’t just words thrown together but a piece of himself etched into the annals of time.
This World Is Heavy: A Collection
J. A. CreateSpace. $8.99 paper (94p), ISBN 978-1-981425-50-1
An exploration of the deepest corners of the human condition through poetry and prose.
8 Seconds to Midnight
John Leifer. Leifer Group. $12.99 paper (360p), ISBN 978-0-9995655-0-6
One man can save New York from the devastating effects of a nuclear terrorism attack.
Blood Gold in the Congo: White Collar Crime Political and Financial Suspense Thriller
Peter Ralph. Peter Ralph. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B01MYU7G67
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A book inspired by events that took place in the Congo in October 2004 when Congolese troops ran amok, pillaging, raping, and killing villagers.
Caligula Reincarnate: Killer with a Thousand Faces
Steve Peek. Steve Peek. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B07C7DKCQV
He lived to kill. He lives again to kill again—over and over, an immortal murderer. Instant reincarnation provides endless lives for a never-ending reign of terror.
The Camel’s Back
Brian Christopher Shea. Brian Christopher Shea. $9.99 paper (298p), ISBN 978-1-980398-94-3
The lives of three people, each at his own breaking point, are intertwined as they set out to stop a uniquely conceived terror plot.
Cyber War Attack!
Ed McDonald. 12th of May Press. $16.99 paper (522p), ISBN 978-0-9993686-0-2
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In this future history, Murf prepares his hometown for apocalypse, unaware that his 14-year-old daughter is menaced by his drug-addicted ex-wife’s biker boyfriend.
Hate: A Novel of Vitriol, Vengeance, and National Debate
Brad Randolph. Brad Randolph. $9.95 paper (311p), ISBN 978-1-980586-42-5
With their world turned upside down through a hate crime, an everyday married couple become vigilantes, sparking a national debate.
A Man’s Partner
Walter Marks. Top Tier Lit. 99¢ e-book, ASIN B01MXPIHR2
East Hampton detective Jericho’s ex-partner in NYPD Homicide commits suicide. Jericho can’t believe he’d kill himself and goes into Manhattan to investigate.
A Pilgrimage to Death
Alexa Padgett. Sidecar Press. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07D3ZDGBK
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They murdered her sister. They threatened her church. Now the day of reckoning will cost her everything.
The Bathwater Conspiracy
Janet Kellough. Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing. $14.95 paper (248p), ISBN 978-1-77053-164-2
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Murder is rare in NowZo, but that’s no reason for Darmes security to bury a case. Can lowly city detective Mac MacHenry discover the truth?
J.R. Gonzalez. Xlibris. $39.99 paper (824p), ISBN 978-1-5434-3851-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-3850-5
During the Spanish Inquisition, two kids die horribly, but for them death isn’t the end—it’s a pause of 200 years before the nightmares begin once more.
H. Heastie. Herbert Heastie. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B00PHH9CPA
Unexpectedly transported to a utopian land of wonder and awe, Mikael abruptly finds himself under fire from an ancient primeval, hell-bent on obtaining this new visitor for himself.
Emil Venere. AuthorHouse. $19.95 paper (280p), ISBN 978-1-4918-3899-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4918-3898-3
Journalist Jane Hale seeks the truth about UFOs in this science fiction suspense novel that revolves around a conspiracy: flying saucers are a product of human—not alien—ingenuity.
Red Sunset Drive: A Ghost and a Cop Series
Jan Walters. iUniverse. $22.95 paper (410p), ISBN 978-1-5320-1117-7
Detective Brett O’Shea’s life begins to crumble when murder evidence points to a vampire. O’Shea creates a unique team of crime fighters to go after the supernatural threat.
Cate, Part One: To Some, It’s Only a Fetish
Brandy Devereaux. CreateSpace. $7.99 paper (136p), ISBN 978-1-978478-43-5
Cate and Jack have loved each other since they were kids. When they marry, they embark on a series of erotic adventures born of the boundless love they have for each other.
Daughter of the King (The Derbfine Series, Vol. 3)
Ashley York. Ashley York. $7.99 paper (242p), ISBN 978-0-9986684-5-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9986684-4-4
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Brighit is forced into marrying Darragh for the good of the clans. When she stands accused of murder, can they come to an agreement that will give them each what they desire most?
Falling for Mr. Slater: An Enemies-to-Lovers Romantic Comedy
Kendall Day. Howling Mad Press. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07D6PHSDN
A veteran teacher is forced to work with (and keep his hands off) the sexy former student who ruined his life after he blocked her shot at a full-ride basketball scholarship.
The Girl on the Cliff
Frank Perry. CreateSpace. $11.78 paper (322p), ISBN 978-1-986870-19-1
A teenage couple swore enduring love, but their romance ended abruptly with a single email. A chance meeting 20 years later could bring them together again.
A Psychic Affair
Astrid Brown. A Thorned Rose Publication. $12.60 paper (340p), ISBN 978-1-71921848-1
Maryann and John live thousands of miles apart on different continents and have never met. What is different about this relationship? It’s conducted psychically.
Jason Innocent. Jason Innocent. $9.99 e-book, ASIN B07221BW42
Innocent filled numerous papers with drawings and handwritten texts. The drawings are filled with images and words that appear in his paintings and other works.
Acquiesce to Love Peace Gratitude
Fabiola Berry. Balboa Press. $8.99 paper (88p), ISBN 978-1504311175
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The story of a woman dealing with a troubled marriage. Past traumas returned and took her to the brink of destruction as told in this journey of self-discovery and healing.
Basketball Is in My Blood: A Basketball Addict’s Autobiography
Martin Groveman. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (270p), ISBN 978-1-5434-7005-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-7004-8
Groveman chronicles his life in the basketball realm. He dedicates this book to the people who were instrumental in his journey.
Blessings of a Mother to a Son
Kamal Krishna Laha. Xlibris. $24.19 paper (234p), ISBN 978-1-5434-0109-7; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-0108-0
The author shares his life story of growing up in a poor family but being able to survive, get educated, and become a successful engineer.
The Book of Psychological Truths: A Psychiatrist’s Guide to Really Good Thinking for Really Great Living
R. Duncan Wallace. iUniverse. $24.95 paper (398p), ISBN 978-1-4620-1561-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4620-1562-7
A guide aimed at helping to remove mental pressures, pains, uncertainties, and confusions; increase mental strength, mastery, and wisdom; and create maturity and enduring well-being.
Richard R. Monts. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (142p), ISBN 978-1-5434-4513-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-4514-5
Monts provides a positive environment for individuals to strive for their potential while honoring the Constitution.
Jackie Ruchti. Wisdom House Books. $12.95 paper (232p), ISBN 978-0-9992193-6-2
The author was given up in a secret adoption shortly after birth, and her life has been a story of perseverance and self-discovery from day one.
Do It Now Anytime Anywhere
Sylvia Stephens Grooms. Outskirts Press. $17.95 paper (107p), ISBN 978-1-4787-9268-0
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An encouraging, inspirational, and motivational invitation to join the family of Jesus Christ.
Early Brain Sprouts from States to Traits
Meena Chintapalli. Xlibris. $101.99 paper (194p), ISBN 978-1-5434-1916-0; $18.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-1917-7
This curriculum for preventing lifetime trauma from toxic environmental experiential neuroplasticity in children up to age five promotes cognitive intelligence and resilient personality.
The Execution of Jesus the Christ: The Medical Cause of Our Lord’s Death During His Illegal Crucifixion
Mark J. Kubala. WestBow Press. $13.95 paper (150p), ISBN 978-1-5127-7393-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5127-7394-1
Although it has been taught that Jesus died on the cross from asphyxiation, Kubala, a Christian neurosurgeon, presents a new medical explanation based on the New Testament.
From Beaton’s to Beach Haven
William Fortenbaugh. Window Press Club. $19.99 paper (196p), ISBN 978-1-948346-25-2
A story of a sailboat built of wood by craftsmen, its success on the race course, and the crew who devoted themselves to sailing fast.
God and Man: Love on the Rocks
Steven Rosner. Outskirts Press. $14.95 paper (328p), ISBN 978-1-4787-9632-9
This book covers topics of good and evil, body and soul, and scripture and science, and reviews six religions in the process. Is God to blame for our suffering? What does he want from man? How do we get closer to him and have a better life?
God Is Good
Steven Rosner. Outskirts Press. $9.95 paper (204p), ISBN 978-1-4787-6799-2
Rosner recounts 155 episodes in the Old Testament when someone asked God for something specific and finds that 139 times, God assented. He concludes that God is good and wants only the best for us.
Grammar for Writers
C. Beth Burch. Archway Publishing. $28.99 paper (448p), ISBN 978-1-4808-3866-6; $8.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4808-3868-0
This lively textbook is aimed at beginning students, advanced grammarians, and those who want to know more about how language works and how to use it.
Help in the Time of Need
Floyd W. Fleshman. Floyd W. Fleshman. $9.95 paper (51p), ISBN 978-1-973623-77-9
The author says that this book is a testimony about some of the miracles God has performed that have allowed him to have, and keep safe, a family of his own.
Hope Blooms: Organ Donation, the Rose Parade, and Our Journey to Save Lives
Bryan Stewart. Advantage Media Group. $39.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-59932-948-2
An intimate 12-year account of the genesis, evolution, and institution of Donate Life’s Rose Parade float campaign, which spurred a dramatic rise in U.S. organ donation rates.
Michael A. Malpass. Chicken Man Media. $49.95 hardcover (160p), ISBN 978-0-692-95584-0
A visual and emotional journey through the life and work of the author’s father, sculptor Michael Malpass, as he made his way through the burgeoning art scene in New York City.
Influencer Fast Track: From Zero to Influencer in the Next 6 Months!
Gundi Gabrielle. Happy Dolphin Enterprises. $15.97 paper (228p), ISBN 978-1-71932-380-2; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07D43N9ZQ
SassyZenGirl’s seven-step formula to go from zero to Influencer in just a few months through smart relationship building and leveraging the marketing power of powerful internet platforms.
Kiwi on the Camino: A Walk that Changed My Life
Vivianne Flintoff. Balboa Press. $20.99 paper (328p), ISBN 978-1-5043-8252-6; $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-8253-3
Flintoff tells of the pain, fears, anxieties, challenges, fun, and friendships she encountered along the Way of St. James.
Francesca Garnett and Lisa Bankoff. Capstone Media Service. $9 paper (145p), ISBN 978-1-980909-48-4
This story of the 1960s and ’70s tells of hope, anticipation, love, and disappointment in the context of growing up in a rapidly changing world.
My Box of Chocolates: How My Child with Autism Learned to Read, Write and More
Goretti E. Rerri. Goretti Rerri. $12.99 paper (224p), ISBN 978-0-692-97308-0
A story about the struggles of a young girl with autism and how she learned to read, write, and communicate with the world around her.
Pathways of Personal Power: Finding My Way
Marge the Angel Lady. Balboa Press. $21.99 paper (346p), ISBN 978-1-5043-8664-7; $8.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-8665-4
The author aims to help readers remove blockages, negative programming, and patterns so that they can become the people they always dreamed of being.
Peregrinations: How the Davises Overran America
Thomas E. Davis. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (244p), ISBN 978-1-5462-1125-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-1123-5
An autobiography of one of the Davis boys, believed to be a descendant of a long line of pig thieves exiled from Wales as indentured servants to Virginia.
Possessed: From Darkness to Light
Cordelia Lee. CreateSpace. $13.99 paper (296p), ISBN 978-1-976315-22-0; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B07CYG2THC
The author says she has overcome demonic possession and black magic to become a healer. She shares her story in this memoir.
Prosper Up! Learning How to Become Prosperous Today
Larry Snow. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (352p), ISBN 978-1-5434-1441-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-1684-8
For over 40 years, Snow has been personally and actively involved in developing a prosperity-building program that he calls the Circle of Competence Prosperity Concept.
Religion in Medicine, Vol. II
John B. Dawson. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (185p), ISBN 978-1-4653-6834-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4653-6836-2
An in-depth discussion of patients’ beliefs in seven Eastern and Middle Eastern religions. Medical professionals need to have a basic understanding of beliefs to achieve a good, lasting treatment outcome.
A Silent Cry: An Amazing True Story About Life After Death
Mike Adams. WestBow Press. $11.95 paper (140p), ISBN 978-1-5127-5871-9; $8.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5127-5870-2
Adams tells the story of a mother and a wife who goes to heaven too soon and comes back to say goodbye through miraculous signs and miracles.
The Simple Little Rule: Rediscovering the Golden Rule
Mike Ellerkamp. Balboa Press. $13.99 paper (180p), ISBN 978-1-5043-8149-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-8150-5
Ellerkamp brings life to the Golden Rule with five supporting principles to enhance and enrich lives as professed through the ages.
The Spirited Human: Proactive Tools for a Reactive World
Morrighan Lynne, illus. by Angie K. Millgate. 929 Publishing. $15.95 paper (246p), ISBN 978-0-9997779-9-2
Part instructional manual for being human and part road map for navigating the soul, this handbook provides the teachings and tools to maintain one’s center in a chaotic world.
The Tantra Connection: Healing Through Cosmic Interface
Monika Müller. Toplink Publishing. $11.99 paper (178p), ISBN 978-1-948779-00-5
The author argues that love can heal us and our planet—not just making love. She suggests replacing hurtful games of seduction and conquering with the prospect of living beautiful, life-enhancing, and ecstatic love experiences.
The Transition, Initiated by Copernicus and Galileo, from Religion to Science: The Beckoning Bridge Many Find Difficult or Impossible to Cross
Lawrence H. Wood. iUniverse. $28.99 paper (444p), ISBN 978-1-5320-2457-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-2458-0
The story of history’s most controversial, groundbreaking sequence of discoveries that led from supernatural belief to the laws of physics.
True Power of You
Marios Skarvellis. Balboa Press. $11.99 paper (112p), ISBN 978-1-5043-7958-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-7959-5
This book describes ways to maintain the body’s balance to enhance self-healing and achieve well-being.
Unpredictable Journey: A Memoir
Ernlé W.D. Young. iUniverse. $20.99 paper (398p), ISBN 978-1-5320-3276-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-3277-6
Young, an implacable opponent of South Africa’s apartheid policy, chronicles a meaningful life as a minister and political activist, then as an immigrant, a professor at Stanford, and a consultant to NASA.
Warriors and Fools: How America’s Leaders Lost the Vietnam War and Why It Still Matters
Harry Rothmann. RCI Publications. $9.99 e-book, ASIN B07BZC6FMQ
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This book argues that U.S. leaders failed in Vietnam because they misunderstood and mistrusted one another, leading to timid policies and foolish strategies and defeat.
The Wave and the Drop: Wisdom Stories About Death and Afterlife
Cindy Spring. Wisdom Circles Publishing. $14.95 paper (160p), ISBN 978-0-9996989-0-7
The wisdom traditions suggest stories about what happens after death. Spring aims to help readers shape them into personal narratives that will help them cross that threshold.
Why Black Lives Do Matter
Earl Ofari Hutchinson. Middle Passage Press. $9.95 paper (150p), ISBN 978-1-881032-03-8
A laser look at the racial typecasting and stereotypes that have made African-Americans the perennial target of racial and police violence.
A Woman’s Journal: Personal and Professional
Constance Colon-Jones. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (158p), ISBN 978-1-5434-4430-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-4429-2
The author collects a year’s worth of writings, photographs, daily solitude, person-to-person exchanges, permissive to nonpermissive enactments, business climatic actions, and societal diversions.
Ada: Solstice Volition
Michael J. Fleming. Anapanda Books. $14.81 paper (364p), ISBN 978-1-77500-040-2
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Ada Anand just wants to live a normal life, but when terrorists threaten those she cares about most, she will show the megacity of Pacifica what it truly means to be a hero.
Tiana Wilkins. AuthorCentrix. $9.99 paper (176p), ISBN 978-1-64133-112-8
This is a modern-day Cinderella involving two lovers who battle love, hatred, and death.
The Apollo Illusion
Shari Lopatin. BookBooks Publishing. $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9997827-0-5
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In the year 2150, follow bullied 19-year-old Flora down a web of truth, lies, and survival as she strives to discover what’s beyond the wall of her simple, utopian home state of Apollo.
Bronislaw Huberman: From Child Prodigy to Hero, the Violinist who Saved Jewish Musicians from the Holocaust
Peter Aronson. Double M. Books. $5.99 paper (56p), ISBN 978-1-73207-751-5
Bronislaw Huberman, one of the greatest violinists in the world, saved Jewish musicians from the Holocaust by starting an orchestra in Palestine.
The First Escape
Helaine Fiedler, illus. by Joshua Allen. Archway Publishing. $17.99 hardcover (48p), ISBN 978-1-4808-5563-2
Grandpa is home alone with the chickens when a thunderstorm strikes. Looks like he’s going to need help to get them to the safety of their coop. Will help come in time?
Growing Up Whole: A Child’s Guide Book
Linda Newlin. Luna Madre Publishing. $24.95 paper (158p), ISBN 978-0-9887724-8-9
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Through practices, drawing, visioning, reading, poetry, songs, and more, Newlin helps children learn healthy life skills that will nourish and sustain them.
The Heath Cousins and the Moonstone Cave
Eileen Hobbs, illus. by Gabriel Parame. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (65p), ISBN 978-1-5434-5422-2
Addie B. and her cousins Jack, Beanie, and Bodie discover the nearby Moonstone Cave, where together they enter a secret and magical garden and embark on an adventure of a lifetime.
Leonardo Da Vinci: The Boy Who Loved Circles
David Eastis, illus. by Ami Leshner. Da Vinci Entertainment. $17.77 paper (48p), ISBN 978-0-9991431-1-7
Within the illustrated pages, Eastis brings to light Leonardo’s fascination with circles and focuses on the childhood years of the brilliant artist and inventor.
A Piece of Glass
R. Chauncey. Balboa Press. $34.99 paper (626p), ISBN 978-1-5043-6976-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-6977-0
In a high-stakes hunt, Lee Adams and Evelyn Summers must find Lyle Morton, who stole information that could destroy the five most powerful men in the world.
Sage Stone: The Magic Between the Worlds
Darcy Deming. Babo Publishing. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B07CLXV6LZ
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Cross the veil, and take this magical, adventurous journey that will scratch at your soul and force you to remember what you have long forgotten.
Karel Jan Kosman, illus. by Avinash Tiwari. Quires Investments. $8.99 paper (106p), ISBN 978-0-692-98738-4
An illustrated story of twin planets, twin heroines, and twin virtues. Food for thought served in laconic nuggets of the hashtag age.
Where Is My Home?
Joan Romney Groves. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (42p), ISBN 978-1-5462-1699-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-1700-8
A true story of a prodigal cat who leaves home and then travels 30 miles in extreme conditions to return nine months later.
A Yorkie’s Tale: Lessons from a Life Well-Lived
David L. Heaney, illus. by Alexandra Tatu. CreateSpace. $19.99 paper (142p), ISBN 978-1-975991-32-6
An aging Yorkie, a rat, and a parrot run away from home to discover what it means to live well after they witness the burial of a neighbor’s cat and learn you don’t live forever.