Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 100 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.
The Adventures of White Fang
Toni Licastro. AuthorHouse. $10.99 paper (74p), ISBN 978-1-5462-2441-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-2440-2
The wolf White Fang’s arrest record was A+ except for the unsolved death case of his master’s father. Will this exceptional animal find the truth?
After the Rain
Jane Lorenzini. Nest Press. $14.99 paper (252p), ISBN 978-1-73232-480-0; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73232-482-4
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It’s 1888. Can Belle Carson reinvent her life by moving in next door to Thomas Edison’s winter estate?
Frank Vaughn Killed by His Mom
D. Krauss. Dustyskull Press. $15 paper (405p), ISBN 978-1-72942274-8
In the summer of 1965, a 10-year-old takes a bizarre trip across the South with his manic and wildly violent dad and the ghost of a murdered classmate.
Gifts of the Gods: Iron and Bronze
Thomas J. Berry. BookLocker. $21.95 paper (514p), ISBN 978-1-64438-306-3
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Five men and women in ancient Greece are set on a dangerous journey of self-discovery during the bitter conflict of the Peloponnesian War.
Nidhi Dalmia. CreateSpace. $14.95 paper (412p), ISBN 978-1-5329-3330-1
Set in the context of the zeitgeist and idealism of the late 1960s, this book is about love, longing, and coming-of-age.
Susan Sofayov. Black Opal Books. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07968PVX7
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On Sept. 15, 2008, Julie loses her job, and her twin, Jack, in a car crash. Feeling responsible for his death, she flees to Thailand and meets Avi. Can he help her let go of her guilt?
Tom Kranz. Thomas Kranz. $24 paper (220p), ISBN 978-1-64467-148-1; $12 e-book, ASIN B07K631P15
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Two years out of prison and trying to reinvent himself, Bud Remmick just wants to be a solid citizen. But after only a week, he discovers bad things swirling around him.
Paris Postcards: Short Stories
Guy Thomas Hibbert. Ventura Editions. $14.95 paper (260p), ISBN 978-1-986761-02-4
The hopes and dreams of the characters are kindled by the powerful mystique of Paris. In each linked story is a simple postcard, which may have dramatic consequences.
The Parsley Thief
Ingrid Leopold Blanco. Ad Infinitum Press. $16 paper (313p), ISBN 978-0-915474-20-2
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An elderly woman’s life is upended by her husband’s death and by the discovery that all her money has been stolen.
Leland J. Katz. iUniverse. $28.99 paper (772p), ISBN 978-1-5320-3822-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-3823-5
The story of tens of thousands of liberal arts and social sciences majors who worked in high tech and helped create the computer industry.
Red Dale Ray: A Sober Rebrand
Debra Cunningham. Debra Cunningham. $10.98 paper (295p), ISBN 978-1-72882-966-1
Ray wants to give up on his struggling mountain bar and travel around the country in his travel trailer. He doesn’t know that some sneaky business is going on behind his back.
Revenge Is Best Served Hot
Alan Eaton. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (144p), ISBN 978-1-5462-2155-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-2153-1
John’s wife was murdered, and he has to figure out what was really going on. Who really ran SOTE? How was his wife involved with them?
C.S. Nolan. Toplink Publishing. $11.99 paper (140p), ISBN 978-1-948962-24-7
In a French coastal village during the Thirty Years’ War, Altheia de Savoir waits for her Scottish sailor love, Matthew, to return from the sea.
The Secret Letters of President Donald J. Trump, Age 72 1/6 (Wiseguy Satire Series, Book 1)
Rudolf T.G. Hess. Irokopost Books. $15.99 e-book, ASIN B07KRG54DD
Thirty-eight satirical secret letters that U.S. president Donald Trump wrote to figures as varied as Kim Jong-un, Oprah Winfrey, Kanye West, LeBron James, Vladimir Putin, and many others.
David Kutchinski. BookBaby. $15 paper (275p), ISBN 978-1-64254-412-1; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B07KNX9SY5
This book chronicles the lives of George Armstrong Custer and the main character, David Cole, until the fateful day on a desolate plain in June 1876 when they both are killed in battle.
The Sugar Merchant
James Hutson-Wiley. New Generation Publishing. $14.99 paper (378p), ISBN 978-1-78955-320-8
This book explores the turbulent commercial revolution of the 11th century through the eyes of a participant and his Jewish and Muslim merchant partners.
Tim tim? Bwa sèch! Keskiya à Kiskeya? The Xó of Àgasú
Jacques-Raphaël Georges. Xlibris. $121.99 paper (228p), ISBN 978-1-5434-7656-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-7655-2
This book sprang from a deep nostalgia for the Haiti of yesteryear. The author tells of two folk heroes, Bouki and Malis, and intends to revive and enrich Haiti’s cultural heritage of oral storytelling.
A Woman’s Prerogative
Steven C. Brandt. Steven C. Brandt. $14.99 paper (416p), ISBN 978-1-73221-084-4
Greta Sadler returns to Reno, Nev., to discover that the family company is on the brink of bankruptcy. She and her lover, a high-tech geology professor, take a high-risk gamble to turn it around, confronting blackmail, family betrayal, and a legendary lost mine.
Be the Pine, Be the Ball: Haiku Reflections on the World of Golf
Paul J. Zingg. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (278p), ISBN 978-1-984516-87-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984516-88-6
These haiku poems and essays lead readers to appreciate the culture and history of golf and to an awareness of a player’s place in the game.
This Atmosphere of Love
Franklin Bass Jr. AuthorHouse. $12.95 paper (72p), ISBN 978-1-4772-7632-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4772-7631-0
Bass shares a collection of his poetry from 2008 to 2012 that speaks about his true feelings and experiences of love.
The Amulet—WW1 Espionage at Its Best
Clinton Mhic Aonghais. Ingram Spark. $29.95 paper (816p), ISBN 978-0-473-46302-1
A WWI espionage novel involving a little-known French female MI1 operative and the discovery of an ancient amulet that sets several on a fated collision course.
The Arms of Death: Loch Lonach Mysteries, Book One
Maggie Foster. Maggie’s Mysteries. $11.99 paper (438p), ISBN 978-0-9989858-0-0
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When one of her ICU patients dies unexpectedly, Ginny Forbes decides to find out why. The answer lies buried in the distant past. Unearthing it will change Ginny’s life forever.
The Curing Room
Michael Winn. MW Publications. $8.99 e-book, ASIN B07KNB3B7S
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The lies collide as Ava, a young professor, is forced by circumstance to match wits with a volatile student who brings hostility into her mundane life.
John Nuckel. Thewordverve Inc. $15 paper (230p), ISBN 978-1-948225-06-9
In this crime thriller, history and current events unite through a secret society created in late 1800s New York City. The society’s purpose is to intercede when typical rules of justice cannot.
Merchant of Dreams
Anita Briggs. CreateSpace. $14.99 paper (342p), ISBN 978-1-5333-7465-3
Felicity meets an acclaimed pianist in Yorkshire. As her life becomes a nightmare of duplicity, she must call upon courage and intellect to save her music—and her life.
Paint Her Dead
Wanda Shelton. Wanda Shelton. $15 paper (360p), ISBN 978-1-72931-304-6
Murder and intrigue occur at a cozy but quaint inn located on a beautiful bay in coastal Maine.
Bryan Cassiday. Kindle Direct. $16.99 paper (390p), ISBN 978-0-9834989-9-5
A distressed young woman falls under the spell of a homicidal maniac and becomes his partner in a murder plot to collect on his life insurance policy.
Jeanie Doyle Singler. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (304p), ISBN 978-1-5246-8465-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-8464-8
Forty-five years after the rock group Pistachio ended, its members begin dying unexpectedly. Wharton Forde and Atlanta Gabriel join forces to uncover the mystery behind these unexplained deaths.
Nina Blakeman. Outskirts Press. $20.95 paper (412p), ISBN 978-1-977201-87-4
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Dr. Faye Davis is a member of Cullen State University’s esteemed faculty, but life in academia has left her unfulfilled. What she wants most is a family.
Resolve: The Elesin Vollan Story
R.S. Kee. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (272p), ISBN 978-1-5434-1843-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-1842-2
Elesin Vollan begins a new chapter in his life, but his plans are halted as his past comes back to torment him. Will this be the end of his story?
The Rigel Affair
L.M. Hedrick. Black Rose Writing. $20.95 paper (328p), ISBN 978-1-68433-162-8
This WWII thriller with chilling danger is softened by a wartime romance.
Shot to Pieces
Michael O’Keefe. Lulu. $21 paper (412p), ISBN 978-1-4834-5327-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4834-5325-5
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A brutal murder in Brooklyn becomes the springboard for a tale of a man coming to terms with his chaotic past.
Twilight Never Sleeps
Betty Hamilton. Newman Springs Publishing. $16.95 paper (274p), ISBN 978-1-64096-030-5; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-64096-033-6
A story of deception, corruption, and ways that small-town life has changed due to the influence of drugs and the money they bring to rural America.
The Bright Path: An Anachronism
Benjamin M. Birney. Benjamin M. Birney. $26.99 paper (800p), ISBN 978-1-71781-651-1; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07JCDDPLR
A science fantasy comic adventure romance political thriller with goblins and cannons. Two young people follow a sour history professor into the wilderness in search of strange history.
Genesis (The Infinity Series, Book 2)
Bellamy Westbay. Quadratic Pie Publishing. $12.75 paper (412p), ISBN 978-0-9996065-1-3; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07DXP2Y8D
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A tale of love, lust, revenge, and betrayal as an angel defies the god he’d sworn to obey and sets out across the multiverse to save the human woman he loves.
Homo Transformans: The Origin and Nature of the Species
Mary Elizabeth Ames. Xlibris. $23.99 paper (586p), ISBN 978-1-5434-8013-9; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07CM23J1G
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Conflicts arise when a new species of human, Homo transformans, develops the ability to transform into different animal species, including apex predators.
A New God in Athens
Peter Kornis. Peter Kornis. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07JQR2Y1B
A young man and an unusual god travel to a parallel universe and change the history of the war between Sparta and Athens.
The Revelation of Number 10: A Galactic Neighbor’s Appeal
Cliff Joseph. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (214p), ISBN 978-1-5320-4225-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-4226-3
Two artists become the global focus of extraterrestrial intervention that will influence Earth’s choice between life and self-destruction.
The Seeing: The Morrigan Rises
Steve Peek. Providence Press. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B07HCMF85V
A professor, an inspector, and a priest, drawn by destiny to Ireland’s last bastion of belief in Irish lore, must face the Morrigan, the unholy trinity of Celtic gods.
A Tale of the Tail of Nine Stars: An Inner and Outer Space Odyssey
Lawrence L. Stentzel III. AuthorHouse. $26.95 paper (500p), ISBN 978-1-5462-4254-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-4252-9
The threat of invasion looms in this space adventure with epic space battles and a new twist on artificial intelligence.
To Be to Is to Was
Stephen C. Bird. BookBaby. $14 paper (206p), ISBN 978-0-692-06946-2
Sunnie Deelite and Isabella Gloucester say goodbye to Fascibook and polarized Isolamicka and travel to planet Gorp, where they party and meditate with the Egyptian cat goddess Bastet.
Tomas of Terra: Mastery of Tomas Series
Jaylee Balch. Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency. $21.95 paper (378p), ISBN 978-1-68181-639-5
When a primordial enemy threatens the safety of the universe, the only human child who escaped banishment must master his abilities in order to protect his home.
Amish Acres: The Celery Patch
Samantha Bayarr. Livingston Hall Publishers. $1.99 e-book, ASIN B07DXM4XCN
When a celery patch mysteriously crops up overnight in the Yoders’ field, it attracts some unwanted suitors for Naomi, and now she’s being accused of trying to “catch” a husband.
The Captain & the Queen
Phillip Vega. Thewordverve Inc. $15 paper (276p), ISBN 978-1-948225-53-3
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When the thunderbolt really happens, there’s no denying its intense heat. An interracial love story set in 1986, between a 17-year-old Hispanic boy and a Greek tycoon’s beautiful daughter.
Dearest Millie (The Pennington Family)
May McGoldrick. MM Books. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07HWC5M62
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Millie’s future looks bright until she learns she has cancer. Dermot is a man with a secret past. Providence brings them together, but their future may lie beyond redemption.
Last Exit to Montauk
Phillip Vega. Thewordverve Inc. $15.99 paper (388p), ISBN 978-1-941251-89-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-941251-88-1
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An interracial coming-of-age story set on Long Island in the summer of 1986, replete with milestones, tangled emotions, and adventures that embody first love.
The 12 Steps to Joy and Happiness: Finding the “Kingdom of God that Lies Within” Luke 17:21
David L. Peters. Balboa Press. $23.99 paper (384p), ISBN 978-1-5043-7641-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-7642-6
Peters offers 12 practical tools to build toward a life of bliss and find the kingdom of God within yourself.
40 Years of Animated Cartoons
Jacques Muller. Partridge Singapore. $110.46 paper (388p), ISBN 978-1-4828-8087-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4828-8088-5
This book looks back at Muller’s celebrated career as a successful and respected film animator.
Approaching Freedom: An Exile’s Quest for a New Self
Maria A. Nodarse. Maria A. Nodarse. $17.99 paper (384p), ISBN 978-1-73289-290-3; $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73289-292-7
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Detailing an exile’s quest for a new self, this book follows Nodarse’s journey, from her arrival as a Cuban political refugee in 1960s America to her return to her native land in 1979.
The Basics of Electronics
David Askew. AuthorHouse. $33.99 paper (68p), ISBN 978-1-5462-4378-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-4379-3
This book provides basic information in the field of electronics, covering several electronic components and the basic theory of topics such as DC and AC.
The Beginning Starts at the End
Caroline Hanna Guirgis. Westbow Press. $17.95 paper (238p), ISBN 978-1-973632-97-9
The true story of how a cocaine and heroin addict came to the end of himself, found new hope, and overcame addiction.
A Champion Game Plan for Life
Preston Brown. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (134p), ISBN 978-1-5462-3091-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-3089-2
So many youth of today are on the cusp of greatness and failure. This book guides readers in navigating the good times and the bad.
Coming About: Life in the Balance
Mario Dell’Olio. Mario Dell’Olio. $14.99 paper (276p), ISBN 978-0-692-12078-1; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-692-12464-2
With a midlife crisis, a sailing adventure, and a rescue at sea, this memoir tells a story of survival and inner strength through a foundational loving relationship.
The Commonsense Guide to Everyday Poisons: How to Live with the Products You Love (and What to Do When Accidents Happen)
Teddy Vincent Angert. Teddy Vincent Angert. $12.99 paper (198p), ISBN 978-0-692-19612-0; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B07HRCZDWP
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Everything you need to know about the products you use the most, including ingredients, history, safety information, and DIY tips. Inspired by the author’s years working in a poison control center.
Cooked on the Outside, Raw on the Inside: The Struggle to Wait on God’s Timing
Ken Bosket. Kenneth Bosket. $12.78 paper (207p), ISBN 978-0-692-97881-8; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B07HZ4CL3S
How long do we have to wait, and how much do we have to endure? Is it possible to develop and maintain patience while waiting on God in a microwave society? Bosket offers insight.
Cuba, Adiós: A Young Man’s Journey to Freedom
Lorenzo Pablo Martínez. CreateSpace. $10.99 paper (270p), ISBN 978-1-5009-5218-1
The author’s account of his participation in a program known as Operación Pedro Pan, which brought more than 14,000 Cuban children to the U.S.
The End-of-the-World Delusion: How Doomsayers Endanger Society
Justin Deering. iUniverse. $20.12 paper (172p), ISBN 978-1-4759-1355-2; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4759-1353-8
This book provides concrete historical information, examines numerous end-of-the-world claims, and shows how such doomsday predictions are detrimental to society.
Heal Your Family: Get Love and Life to Flow from Your Ancestors to You and Your Children
Magui Block. Balboa Press. $15.99 paper (186p), ISBN 978-1-5043-9042-2; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-9043-9
A seasoned psychotherapist shares loving guidance and proven methods that help families free themselves from past burdens and behaviors, heal naturally, and embrace the power of unconditional love.
Inbetweenness: A Meditative Approach to Everyday Life
Sunnie D. Kidd and Jim Kidd. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (198p), ISBN 978-1-984518-98-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984518-99-6
Kidd shares her definition of inbetweenness as a shared resonating spiritual field of movement and vibration at the root of all spiritual experiences and scientific investigation.
Invisible Scars of War: A Veteran’s Struggle with Moral Injury
Dick Hattan. Dick Hattan. $16.95 paper (188p), ISBN 978-1-73274-100-3
A veteran’s struggle with participating in the Vietnam War, a decision that went against his moral code. This memoir documents his journey from guilt to healing and forgiveness.
It’s a Matter of Life and Death: Growing Up in a Funeral Home and What I Learned Since
Lawrence J. Danks. Kindle Direct. $9.97 paper (169p), ISBN 978-1-72270-344-8
Danks tells of his seeking happiness, living in a funeral home, facing serious illness, and grieving and recovery.
A Jazzman’s Tale
Annette Johnson. CreateSpace. $24.99 paper (178p), ISBN 978-1-5446-4891-0
A screenplay memoir of bebop trumpeter and pianist Charles Freeman Lee, who falls in love with another jazzman’s wife as he tries to make it as a trumpet player in 1950s New York City.
Making Your Own Trail
Daniel Martin Molliver. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (55p), ISBN 978-1-4931-6663-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4931-6664-0
Molliver helps readers find their strength, faith, way, and mind.
Me and Mario: Love, Power & Writing with Mario Puzo, author of The Godfather
Carol Gino. aaha! Books. $19.95 paper (298p), ISBN 978-1-936530-33-5
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An intimate look at the life of Mario Puzo, author of The Godfather, and his insights on love, family, power, and writing, from his longtime love Carol Gino.
Musings of a Soul
Judith Franklin. Xlibris. $21.99 paper (30p), ISBN 978-1-5434-8202-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-8201-0
Within these pages, readers may find their own musings, find peace within the stanzas, recall a joyful experience, or grow in their spiritual life, awakening a contact with their creator.
Pradeep Berry. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (300p), ISBN 978-1-5246-9510-1
The author’s tribute to his beloved wife of 41 years, Constance, who died on Feb. 28, 2015. Everything changed after that day.
My Winning Seasons: Discovering the Champion Within
Joe Crochet. Outskirts Press. $24.95 paper (270p), ISBN 978-1-977204-55-4
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Crochet writes of his experience as a cadet, student, and athlete at the Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina.
Old Geezer Romancing in Cyberspace
Bill McDonald. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (102p), ISBN 978-1-984533-94-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984533-98-2
This book covers almost four years of McDonald’s internet dating adventures.
Parallels in Autocratic Leadership
Wolfgang Mack. CreateSpace. $15 paper (151p), ISBN 978-1-72634-406-7
An examination of dictatorships, how they happen, and their impact on their people and nations.
Perfecting Your Smile
Edward Givens Jr. Ingram Spark. $24.99 paper (131p), ISBN 978-0-578-42473-6
A comprehensive and practical book on oral health care for the public. It provides many of the answers readers need regarding their oral health.
The Plant Listener
Julie C. Kilpatrick. Gardenzine Publications. $12.99 paper (308p), ISBN 978-1-9997243-0-6; $4.85 e-book, ASIN B073ZD9MZS
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Kilpatrick takes readers on a journey through the lives of plants, explaining the processes on which all plants rely and how they influence our horticultural practices.
The Rise of Thomas Paine: And the Case of the Officers of Excise
Paul Myles. Thomas Paine Society. $14 paper (114p), ISBN 978-1-9993263-0-2
The seeding of Thomas Paine’s political thought. This is the story of how Paine rose to prominence from a lowly excise officer in England to a founding father of the U.S.
Saying Thanks and Beyond
Ralph Mosgrove. Archway Publishing. $9.99 paper (58p), ISBN 978-1-4808-4352-3
Mosgrove explores ways to respond to acts of kindness, to go beyond the words, and to find possibilities.
Schools of Thought: Well-rounded Education in the Lands of Opportunities
Peter Felton. CreateSpace. $15.99 paper (264p), ISBN 978-1-72701-081-7
An informative memoir chronicling the author’s hands-on experiences as a student-turned-educator in notable schools, highlighting the diverse branches of modern American education.
Seasons and Memories: Seasonal Memoirs Tell How an Active and Full Life Can Be Influenced by Impactful Surrounding Events
Carlton Evans. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (166p), ISBN 978-1-5434-7445-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-7446-6
Spring, summer, fall, and winter reflect Evans’s life as outside influences occur in such a way as to guide and change its course.
Shamaron: Dog Devoted
Tammie Rogers. CreateSpace. $15.99 paper (369p), ISBN 978-1-4993-9014-8
This story of a woman and her beloved border collie is a reminder that dogs are extraordinary spirits that coach us about life, devotion, and love.
Silent Spring—Deadly Autumn of the Vietnam War
Patrick Hogan. Whatnot Enterprises. $5.99 e-book, ASIN B07KDXN93H
Despite the uniqueness of Vietnam veterans regarding the diverse range of hazardous chemicals to which they were exposed, the Department of Veterans Affairs insists on placing the burden of proof on veterans.
Simple Man’s Dreams: Stories of the Hunt
Victor Scarinzi. iUniverse. $20.99 paper (288p), ISBN 978-1-5320-4401-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-4402-1
A self-described Italian redneck, Scarinzi celebrates his love of hunting, fishing, and being outdoors in this joyous memoir that revels in pursuing dreams and life’s simplicity.
A Sin of Sodom
Dinka Doll. CreateSpace. $15 paper (193p), ISBN 978-1-72963-576-6
It started when a photographer sent an email to the author and model, offering her a paid photo shoot. This one simple email turned into a complicated, raunchy relationship full of ups and downs.
Stolen Future: The Untold Story of the 2000 Election
Stephen Singular. WhoWhatWhy. $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73292-190-0
Investigative journalist Singular conducts an excavation of the disputed 2000 election in Florida, examining how our trusted election mechanisms can be compromised.
The Tantra Connection: Healing Through Cosmic Interface
Monika Muller. Toplink Publishing. $11.99 paper (178p), ISBN 978-1-948779-00-5 Amazon, BN.com
This book is based on personal experiences. It connects tantric knowledge and life wisdom with knowledge about the healthy flow of energy in the body.
Teachers Have 9 Lives: An Underground to Surface Exposure
Hannah Hope. Outskirts Press. $25.95 paper (310p), ISBN 978-1-977204-41-7
A culmination of Hope’s 20-plus years of journal-keeping as a teacher. It’s an open book on the pressing realities about America’s teachers and their far-reaching impact on American society.
This American Life Sef! The Life of African Immigrants in America
Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo. Irokopost Books. $9.99 paper (116p), ISBN 978-0-9768354-6-2
This book explores the lives of African immigrants in America without embellishment in this expanded edition.
The Thriving Heart: Daily Words to Encourage and Inspire
Thomas Millner. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (386p), ISBN 978-1-5434-2813-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-2814-8
This book reflects the healing sense of gratitude that is possible as one navigates the daily encounter with Parkinson’s disease or any other life-challenging experience.
Waiting Still: God’s Glance
Marie Stevens. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (46p), ISBN 978-1-5462-0655-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-0656-9
A book of imagery, gentle persuasion, touching, encouraging new life, love, and desire, not only in our own selves but in God as well.
Will the Office Be Open on Thursday: Organic Economics—A Different Point of View
H. Doyle Smith. Aaron Denburn Publishing. $14.95 paper (91p), ISBN 978-0-9982612-3-2
This book introduces the processes of economics by defining the basic activity as the use of a resource to accomplish an objective—rather than the exchange of money for goods and services.
The Boy Who Understood Animals
Yeshi Dorjee and John S. Major. Xlibris. $21.99 paper (28p), ISBN 978-1-5245-8801-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-8800-7
Tenzin, a Tibetan shepherd boy, prays to the Buddha to understand the languages of animals. When his wish is granted, he uses his gift to save the life of a princess.
Diana Kizlauskas. Bright Bear Books. $19.99 hardcover (52p), ISBN 978-0-9915233-4-4; $11.99 paper (52p), ISBN 978-0-9915233-5-1
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Merry mayhem with a message. Santa’s elves quit their holiday jobs to look for greatness and learn that even the littlest things, done with care, can change the world.
Einstein’s Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure
Grace Blair and Laren Bright. Modern Mystic Media. $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9988308-9-6
A young Albert Einstein is given a supernatural compass that allows him to travel through time and space.
Hamelin Stoop: The Eagle, the Cave, and the Footbridge
Robert B. Sloan. 12 Gates Publishing. $10.99 paper (323p), ISBN 978-1-4956-1973-1
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In an epic journey of courage, kingdoms, and family, an orphan longs to learn who he is. Guided by an eagle through a cave, he discovers he’s being summoned by a mysterious Ancient One.
Hummingbird Wisdom for Kids: Enlightening Hearts of All Ages
Rosemary Watson. Rosemary Watson. $31 paper (82p), ISBN 978-1-9845-6894-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-9845-6895-3
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A spirited hummingbird empowers garden friends with creativity to build courage and overcome dark, hostile creatures.
Diana Kizlauskas. Bright Bear Books. $17.99 hardcover (40p), ISBN 978-0-9915233-3-7; $9.99 paper (40p), ISBN 978-0-9915233-2-0
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How much good luck can Farmer Rabbit handle? Find out what he does with his humongous lettuce crop in this tall tale about caring and sharing.
My Child, as You Grow Older: Lessons for Life
Laura Doyle, illus. by Toby Mikle. Luminare Press. $14.95 paper (32p), ISBN 978-1-944733-59-9
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This book presents a fresh perspective on some day-to-day lessons of life and suggests ways that children can overcome them with a positive outlook, renewed strength, resilience, and self-esteem.
Douglas A. Sirois. CreateSpace. $12 paper (38p), ISBN 978-1-72788-135-6
Micah lost his imagination. A picture book with a how-to-find creativity hook and detailed natural and fantastical artwork.
Peace Is a Choice You Make
Erin Sullivan. This is What I’m Doin’. $16.95 hardcover (38p), ISBN 978-0-9994036-0-0
This illustrated book is about recognizing that peace begins with each of us.
Stars Shine: A Magic Journey
Ingo Blum, illus. by Bea Balint. planet!oh Concepts Publications. $9.95 paper (114p), ISBN 978-1-981044-43-6; $3.85 e-book, ASIN B07BJKTNH1
A journey in a magic umbrella to find the obscure ingredients of a fabled gloom cake.
The Story of Princess Victoria
Larissa Bouyett, illus. by Kayla Ruiz. AuthorHouse. $15.99 paper (27p), ISBN 978-1-5462-6217-6
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A girl from Spain named Victoria becomes a princess after meeting her prince on a cruise.
Andrea White. River Grove Books. $12.95 paper (266p), ISBN 978-1-63299-194-2; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B07JNG3XMN
Roach stew? Cricket farming? Predators bigger than he is? Zert must find a way to fit in with this new, minimized world if he’s going to survive.
A Trail of Honesty
J.A. Angelo, illus. by Patrick Carlson. J.A. Angelo. $9.99 e-book, ASIN B07JD3MB9G
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This illustrated book teaches children about honesty while explaining that actions have consequences.
Who Created the Definition of Beauty?
Doris Dancy-Whiteside. Archway Publishing. $8.99 paper (54p), ISBN 978-1-4808-7055-0
This book is for anyone who needs reassurance, reminding readers that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.