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 publishersweekly.com/pw-select for more information.
All Man’s Land
D. László Conhaim. Broken Arrow Press. $9.99 e-book, ASIN B07Q5GHKGS
Benjamin Neill, a former slave and decorated Civil War hero, rides into a frontier town with a sack of books and a gift for song—and seeking revenge.
American Corporate: A Novel
Jeb Stewart Harrison. Baby Bingus Books. $16.25 paper (252p), ISBN 978-1-986937-86-3
This book follows the misadventures of the Sullivan family as they search for domestic tranquility.
Arrows of Fire
Marlen Bodden. Roatan Hall Press. $36.99 hardcover (348p), ISBN 978-1-73297-470-8
Moctezoma plans to sacrifice a girl named Flower to a god for protection against Cortés, who nears the Mexican capital. Can Flower escape in time to join the resistance?
Bad Intentions R Deliberate
Renee A. XlibrisUS. $19.99 paper (200p), ISBN 978-1-5144-3116-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-3115-3
Readers follow Gretchen, who finds out that beauty does matter in love, and Brea, whose pain, rape, lies, and manipulation shatter her once-normal world, on their journeys.
Champagne Philosophies and a Confetti Paper Supernova
Mat de Melo. Nova Fiction. $8.50 paper (97p), ISBN 978-1-73224-971-4
Milo, a moviemaker, and Viola, an artist, walk around Lisbon trying to make time stand still and avoid saying goodbye, and as in fiction, turn the moment into a Hollywood ending.
Larry Prosor. BookBaby. $19.98 paper (322p), ISBN 978-1-5439-2985-0
Caught up in a fight over oil development of coastal land, an indigenous man dream-walks into the past to protect his ancestors and to save his tribe’s sacred home.
The Dumb Class: Boomer Junior High
Mike Hatch. H & A Publishing/Hatch.
$2.99 e-book, ASIN B07K68WWSW
An irreverent romp with 1960s junior high school kids as they experiment with sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll.
Getting Rid of Mabel
Keziah Frost. Allegra Books. $17.99 paper (374p), ISBN 978-1-73382-370-8
Margaret Birch is 87 years old when a woman who looks exactly like her comes to town and begins doing scandalous things. Who is this stranger? And is there any way to get rid of her?
In Two Worlds
Ido Kedar. Double Buck Publishing. $16.95 paper (290p), ISBN 978-1-73229-150-8
Little Anthony has nonspeaking autism. He cannot communicate. He receives endless therapies, but his skills don’t progress. Life is passing him by. Until one day everything changes.
Lacewood: A Novel of Time and Place
Jessica James. Patriot Press. $8.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-941020-23-4
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Two people trying to escape their pasts find a connection through an old house and fulfill a destiny through the secrets it shares.
Holly Harbin. BookBaby. $12 paper (242p), ISBN 978-1-5439-3276-8
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Confronted with the past horrors of a tainted blood line, a young Appalachian woman must protect those she loves from an ancient evil that imperils the future.
Adam Altman. Accurance. $11.99 paper (188p), ISBN 978-1-64255-396-3; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B07G5CHGGZ
Hippie embarks on an authentic and satirical adventure, somehow involving his friend George and a feisty dog named Freckles, even though they all live hundreds of miles away from one another.
Kathleen Cecilia Nesbitt. LittleButFierce Books. $26.95 paper (524p), ISBN 978-1-5439-5970-3
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June, Reni, and Sandy want only to return to college and write poetry, but the circumstances of their lives make this impossible until they confront their traumatic past.
Sigurd: Viking Dreams
Thomas Pearson. Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. $18 paper (118p), ISBN 978-1-5394-8373-1
A Minnesota boy practices meditation, studies Scandinavian archaeology, and has dreams of life as a not-so-typical Viking in 10th-century Europe.
Soraya: The Other Princess
Saber Azam. XlibrisUS. $23.99 paper (538p), ISBN 978-1-984563-46-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984563-45-3
Inspired by the life of a remarkable Afghan lady, Soraya Ludin, Azam depicts events that shaped geopolitics of the world and will continue to affect lives.
Thrivers: An LP Novel (Franco, Book 2) Tom Sheridan. Streets Creations.
$7.99 e-book, ASIN B07QJWND3L
A father and son, both named Tonio Franco, come to grips with their futures in music and MMA.
Sonya Visor. Covenant House Press. $12.99 paper (304p), ISBN 978-0-9843541-7-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9843541-8-4
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Nadine and Zane were together for 16 years but married for only 32 days. As the truth of whom she married unfolds, Nadine learns that sometimes people can stay too long.
Unknown Horizons: The Lewis and Clark Expedition; A Novel
Ted Brusaw and Ruth Kibler Peck. XlibrisUS. $19.99 paper (292p), ISBN 978-1-5434-5243-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-5242-6
The story of two courageous men commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson to explore the unknown land of the Louisiana Purchase.
Edge of a Fantasy and Other Poems/Al Borde de Una Fantasía y Otros Poemas
Gil Saenz. Xlibris. $29.99 hardcover (101p), ISBN 978-1-984556-11-0
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Saenz presents approximately 50 poems written in English and Spanish, side by side in a bilingual format.
The Silver Pen: Sound and Silence
Jan Voth Dubbs. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-5462-5130-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-5129-3
This book of poetry displays unique ways of expressing the power and beauty of language.
Tapestry: Poetry and Musings
Edward Schwartz. XlibrisUS. $19.99 paper (208p), ISBN 978-1-5434-4413-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-4412-4
Anyone can read and understand this collection of poems inspired by daily life, growing older, marriage, children, and world problems.
Write On: My Spiritual Reflections and Personal Feelings
David Bender. Authorhouse. $23.99 hardcover (149p), ISBN 978-1-4817-7273-0; $14.95 paper (149p), ISBN 978-1-4817-7274-7
Bender writes free-verse poetry in an attempt to challenge and revitalize Christians in their faith so they can perceive God’s goodness in new ways.
Another Man’s Freedom Fighter
Joseph Carter. Nu Publishing. $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-3-9820641-0-9
The leaders of Europe sleepwalk into a war between Russia and the West. As unlikely as it may seem, security consultant Mark Sanders might be the only one capable of ending the conflict.
The Belle Stalker
Minnette Meador. Minnette Meador. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07QW48WRB
Belle and Mike find a strange underground world that will bring the city to its knees. She surrenders to the monster, and he must solve an ancient mystery before it’s too late to save her.
Conscious Bias: A Monica Spade Novel
Andra W. Palmer. eBookIt.com. $14.95 paper (466p), ISBN 978-1-4566-3318-9
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A legal thriller set in Apple Grove, Wis., depicts Monica defending physician clients against malpractice in the murder trial of a Saudi student. A white man is acquitted of killing the student. Monica defies death threats and comes out.
Scott Gulyas. Scott Gulyas. $12.95 paper (217p), ISBN 978-0-9993186-0-7
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Three high school friends make a discovery in a cave that changes their lives and the lives of everyone in the small town of Danville, Ohio... forever.
Michael Altieri. Brighton Publishing. $5.99 e-book, ASIN B072R56LS2
Connecticut private investigator Brenda Corrino’s 16-year-old niece has gone missing in Arizona. Brenda is concerned that she may have become a victim of human trafficking.
Legacy of War
Ed Marohn. BookBaby. $16.95 paper (340p), ISBN 978-1-5439-6871-2; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5439-6872-9
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A new patient triggers psychologist John Moore’s trauma from the Vietnam War, forcing him back to Vietnam to face his war demons and his growing attraction to a national policewoman.
Ransomware and Murder (A Jack Sharp MD Novel, Book 4)
Scott McPherson. Esengo Publishing. $5.99 e-book, ASIN B07Q1HW22S
Hackers hold a hospital hostage at the same time that a murder is committed. At great risk, Jack helps authorities find the culprits.
Mike Murphey. Acorn Publishing. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B07RSLSFKS
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The lives of four friends are shattered by the murder of a classmate. At their high school reunion, a related murder casts them back into that nightmare.
See No More
W.B. Dineen. 33 Partners Publishing. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07S2CDNH1
Kate Randolph discovers why her scientist father disappeared when she was only eight years old. With both terrestrial and extraterrestrial threats on the menu, what she learns will set her on a path that will change her life forever.
Dan Grant. MindScape Press. $19.95 paper (512p), ISBN 978-1-73250-405-9
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FBI agent Kate Morgan is on a train when Phillip Barnes makes his attacks on the nation’s capital personal. It’s now a race against time with seven sets of clues at seven different stops.
Dark Lantern of the Spirit (An Arthur Wilson & Benjamin Hathorne Novella, Book 1)
Max Beaven. Max Beaven. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07N18FNQ6
A frontier lawman encounters an evil beyond his understanding. He must turn to an old friend and scholar of the arcane if he has any hope of saving his town.
The Mortal and the Cimmerian Shade
Edie Hober. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (158p), ISBN 978-1-5462-4162-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-4161-4
A prince must find someone to break his curse. A housekeeper is plagued by a vengeful hag. When their fates cross, will they both find peace and freedom?
Julia Ash. Julia Ash. $12.99 paper (334p), ISBN 978-1-73208-164-2; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73208-166-6
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If vampire heroine Ruby Spencer is to defeat the most odious force ever encountered on Earth, she must embrace her legacy as the Tether and awaken her gifts.
More than Cake
Tani Hanes. Tani Hanes. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07QLH47HL
It’s a big world, and MJ is a big girl trying to find her place in it. Can she handle a secret romance with the hottest rock star in the world?
Cathryn Marr. Brokenoggin Books. $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73293-363-7
He’s a heavenly outcast. She’s a mortal woman with unearthly gifts. Together they must stop a serial killer from sacrificing innocent children to raise an ancient evil.
Stonehaven: A Romance for the Divine Feminine
Curtis Mitchell. Flying Key Ventures. $29.99 paper (712p), ISBN 978-0-9907067-2-4
Angelica just graduated from college and decides to get some perspective on her future at a yoga retreat. There she’s drawn into the vortex of an ancient mystery.
When Nothing Matters
Valeria Lopes. PiuBook. $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-944737-19-1
At the end of the 19th century, slavery was allowed in imperial Brazil. In this cruel setting, life is going to turn very bleak for a well-off family of coffee growers and their slaves when the patriarch goes bankrupt.
58 Days—A Wilderness Story
Marissa Gould. Wheatmark. $19.95 paper (244p), ISBN 978-1-62787-480-9
A personal memoir and exposé about what really happens at a well-known wilderness program for troubled teens.
The Bold Business Book: A Strategy Guide to Start, Run and Love Your Bold Business
James Kademan. DJPR Publishing. $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9990258-5-7; $14.99 audio (7 hrs), ISBN 978-0-9990258-7-1
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Kademan includes real-world advice from experienced entrepreneurs on topics every entrepreneur must learn, including time management, motivation, marketing, leadership, employee management, cash flow, taxes, sales, failure, and communication.
Contact Tracer/Virus Diary
Phil Barber. Outskirts Press. $14.95 paper (100p), ISBN 978-1-977204-97-4
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Barber relates his experiences as a “sex detective” (disease intervention specialist) dealing with the AIDS crisis in the U.S. during the early stages of the outbreak.
The Courage to Aspire: Thoughts on Moments of Love, Kindness, Encouragement, and Aspiration
Chuks I. Ndukwe. Ikebiebooks. $12.99 paper (210p), ISBN 978-0-9990705-5-0
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The author’s wish of becoming an electrical engineer seemed a mere fantasy until a teacher made his dream come true.
The Curious Case of the Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital: And Other Controversies in Psychiatry
Anthony M. D’Agostino. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (252p), ISBN 978-1-5320-3780-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-3781-8
D’Agostino shares the history of psychiatry and medicine through the evolution of managed care over the last 150 years while reviewing the Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital’s rise to the U.S.’s seventh-largest psychiatric corporation.
A Curious Life: From Rebel Orphan to Innovative Scientist
Thomas H. Haines with Mindy Lewis. Post Hill Press. $18 paper (288p), ISBN 978-1-64293-193-8
Haines grew up in the Graham School orphanage to become a prominent scientist, social activist, educator, and founder of the City University of New York Medical School.
Dear First Lady DSR? I Have a Cure to Diabetes Obesity Heart Problems More Others Including Academic Achievement
Gene Adesso. Gene Adesso. $19.98 paper (49p), ISBN 978-0-615-69872-4
Adesso lays out what he claims to be a cure for diabetes, obesity, heart problems, and others, including academic achievement.
Diaries for 2018
Tcr Bang. Tcr Bang. $19.99 paper (243p), ISBN 978-1-09-376847-3
The true ebbs and flows of an alcoholic, containing a full year’s worth of heartfelt stories and one-off, random thoughts.
Does the Qur’an (Koran) Really Say That? Truths and Misconceptions About Islam
Naqi Elmi. Archway Publishing. $17.99 paper (264p), ISBN 978-1-4808-7385-3
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Elmi attemtps to address some of the myths, misrepresentations, and misunderstandings of Islam.
Experiences in the Historical Borderlands: A Shared Ancestry
Dolores M. Martinez. XlibrisUS. $19.99 paper (114p), ISBN 978-1-984539-86-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984539-88-5
Martinez shares an original project with historical analysis about the experiences of people who lived in the borderlands of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado.
Flawed Attitude: How Black People’s Beliefs & Behaviors Hinder Their Equality
G. Lenny Brown. G. Brown Solutions. $14.95 paper (136p), ISBN 978-0-9969237-0-5
The author explores the beliefs and behaviors embraced by black America that he believes hinder the attainment of equality as well as the changes he thinks will move black America down the path to attaining equality.
The Friendship Key to Lasting Peace, United Communities, Strong Relationships, Equality, and a Better Job
Winfried Sedhoff. Dr. Winfried Sedhoff Medical. $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9946091-8-2
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Sedhoff presents her ideas on how friendship empowers people to achieve meaning, purpose, peace, be loved, and be accepted for who they are. By doing so, she believes they will reconnect with, and ultimately change, the world
Good-bye Jesus: The Sunday-School Dropout
Mayo Mc Neil. Mayo Mc Neil. $19.95 paper (136p), ISBN 978-0-692-99593-8
Written by a preacher’s son, this book presents his exposé of Jesus Christ using the Bible as evidence, which he believes shows that it belies itself and proves it’s not God’s word.
The Great Wheelchair Escape
Donald Crowell Jr. Noble House Publishing. $14.99 paper (218p), ISBN 978-0-578-47732-9; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B07RV6YQ4W
A true story of an innocent man arrested and incarcerated in a harsh Mexican prison. Finding her son, hospitalized after numerous escape attempts, his mother arrives in time to plot a miraculous wheelchair escape.
Guncrazy America: A History and Critique of Our Gun Culture
Frank N. Egerton. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (360p), ISBN 978-1-5462-4160-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-4159-1
This book is not primarily about guns, except for the manufacturing. Instead it focuses on the use of guns, America’s gun culture, and its deadly consequences.
How’s Your Prostate? A Cancer Survivor’s Candid Journey
Kenneth D. Michaels. La Mancha Press. $8.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9983242-5-8
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Michaels chronicles his experience with prostate cancer from diagnosis to recovery, incorporating acceptance and humor. He also offers proactive tips for anyone dealing with this disease.
How to Make Blockbuster Movies—And Do It On Your Own
Tom Getty. Acrolight Pictures. $49.95 hardcover (340p), ISBN 978-0-9974800-3-0
The author shows filmmakers how to make epic, blockbuster movies wherever they are, whoever they are, and with however little money they have.
I Am Power: Divine, Powerful Affirmations that Can Change Your Life One Moment at a Time
Daya Devi-Doolin. Padaran Publications. $12 paper (107p), ISBN 978-1-877945-23-6
Devi-Doolin attempts to help readers experience clarity, conviction, courage, healing, and empowerment in order to move forward and accomplish the dream life they want.
Inspirational Quotes for a Beautiful Day: 50 Inspirational Picture Quotes to Brighten Your Day
Donna Martins. Inspirational Grace. $16.99 paper (110p), ISBN 978-1-73273-570-5
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Martins provides an inspirational visual collection with the goal of motivating readers.
Italy: The Best Places to See by Rail; An Alternative to the Escorted Tour
Bob Kaufman. The Gelato Press. $19.95 paper (300p), ISBN 978-1-985276-80-2
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Kaufman reveals over 100 secrets and tips in order to help the reader save time and money, and eliminate stress during their trip to Italy.
Jack the Ripper and Probable Cause
Gary Bates, read by Katie Harvey. Primedia. $10.95 CD (1 hr), ISBN 978-1-64440-958-9
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By using the legal term “probable cause,” the author makes a case about the identity of Jack the Ripper.
Jihad: The Mahdi Rebellion in the Sudan
Murray Fradin. iUniverse. $15.95 paper (234p), ISBN 978-0-595-27881-7
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Fradin traces an uprising in Sudan against the British and the Egyptians in the period 1881–1885.
Martin’s Scribbles: Sort of a Memoir
Martin Holub. Radius Book Group. $23.95 paper (294p), ISBN 978-1-63576-587-8
Holub provides an account of his life as an architect, an expat, and witness to world history.
May Cause Drowsiness and Blurred Vision: The Side Effects of Bravery
Gloria Squitiro. Gloria Squitiro Publishing. $14.95 e-book, ASIN B07NV1PSTB
A memoir by the ambitious, yet anxious, former first lady of Kansas City showcasing her journey of self-discovery and perseverance.
Mother’s Thoughts for the Day: 25 Years of Wisdom
M.C. Sungaila. Crystal Cove Press. $23.95 hardcover (166p), ISBN 978-1-73386-570-8
A collection of advice from a mother to her daughter, spanning the start of the daughter’s career to the present day, compiled into a gift book.
No Ordinary Seaman—A Memoir
Gary H. Karlsen. Gary Karlsen. $16.99 paper (333p), ISBN 978-1-77526-690-7; $10 e-book, ISBN 978-0-228-50221-0
The stories reveal the mysteries of deep-sea shipping with the author’s voyages to ports large, small, interesting, and dangerous, with real characters who are mostly friendly, sometimes troublesome, but always unforgettable.
Old Money, New Woman: How to Manage Your Money and Your Life
Byron Tully. Acorn Street Press. $29.99 hardcover (198p), ISBN 978-1-950118-00-7
Tully provides his personal insights to help readers make the most of their money and improve the quality of their life.
Over the Peanut Fence: Scaling Barriers for Homeless and Runaway Youth
Marilynne Eichinger. MEZR Press. $14.99 paper (298p), ISBN 978-0-9998922-0-6
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The author examines survival stories, provides an analysis of homeless youth, and presents a call to action for agencies, universities, libraries, governments, parents, and volunteers to work together to combat this problem.
A Pencil in God’s Hand: The Story of the Only American Architect to Design a Building in the Vatican
Louis D. Astorino. Dorrance Publishing Co. $54.95 hardcover (156p), ISBN 978-1-4809-9990-9
Astorino highlights the spiritual, artistic, and architectural intensity of the Pittsburgh architect who created the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, where the pope celebrates daily Mass.
“Quotes”: Humbled but, yet Eloquent
Winifred Lee Richardson. XlibrisUS. $15.99 paper (56p), ISBN 978-1-984514-04-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984514-03-5
This book contains positive quotes, uplifting poems/songs, eloquent photographs, and special writing features of the Scriptures and sayings. Each piece focuses on life’s journey, inspiring readers to live, laugh, and love.
Rescue the Teacher, Save the Child!
Paula Baack. Baack to School Press. $19.99 paper (274p), ISBN 978-0-578-48044-2
Baack presents her views on the brokenness of the educational system as well as contributes real solutions gained through 46 years of research.
Silent Spring—Deadly Autumn of the Vietnam War
Patrick Hogan. Whatnot Enterprises. $14.89 paper (214p), ISBN 978-1-73254-741-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73254-743-8
This book is an account of war—a saga of anger and determination—told by countless veterans who served in Vietnam.
Super Soldiers: A Salute to the Comic Book Heroes and Villains Who Fought for Their Country
Jason Inman. Mango. $9.99 e-book, ASIN B07N8FFJRV
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A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom examines how comic book superheroes have been influenced by the true heroes of the armed forces for decades.
Tales from the Couch
Mark Agresti. Lulu. $19.99 paper (447p), ISBN 978-1-79653-121-3
Agresti takes an unflinching look at mental illness through patient stories and experiences gathered during his 30-year career.
The Thinking Game: A Winning Strategy for Achieving Your Goals
Kara Lane. Kara Lane Publishing. $25.99 hardcover (242p), ISBN 978-1-73393-792-4; $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-73393-790-0
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Lane provides a guide to her methods of effective thinking that she says helps with better decisions, solving challenging problems, achieving personal and professional goals, and enjoying lasting success.
Watching the Daisies—Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow
Brigid P. Gallagher. Orla Kelly Publishing. $10.99 paper (282p), ISBN 978-0-9935923-6-2; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B01N3M9VJ0
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The author reflects on the importance of slowing down, as readers follow her on a self-healing journey that took her to Egypt, India, Rome, and Bali.
The White Tornado
Jim Quinn. XlibrisUK. $20.17 paper (282p), ISBN 978-1-5434-8971-2; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-8972-9
This is the inside story of Quinn, the man who was known as the White Tornado in Rolls-Royce Bristol aero engines. It covers his employment on Tornado engines and his other interests.
Alice’s Musical Debut
DuEwa Frazier, illus. by Nadia Salas. Lit Noire Publishing Children. $12.99 paper (42p), ISBN 978-1-5399-4555-0
This book reimagines one day in the childhood of the late jazz pianist, harpist, composer, and organist Alice Coltrane.
Susan Antony. Wild Rose Press. $17.99 paper (332p), ISBN 978-1-5092-2398-5
When Ace and John meet, their lives change forever. Friendship soon blossoms into love. However, when Ace sends a text and then disappears, the two must trust in each other to save both their lives and their love.
Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine
Ray Kurzweil, illus. by Amy Kurzweil. WordFire Press. $25 hardcover (472p), ISBN 978-1-61475-639-2; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B07N1YHDT4
Danielle is a young girl who uses her intelligence to solve humanity’s grandest challenges. She strives to show readers a hopeful vision of humanity’s future and how to achieve it.
Don’t Drink the Pink
B.C.R. Fegan, illus. by Lenny Wen. TaleBlade. $15.99 hardcover (40p), ISBN 978-1-925810-08-0; $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-925810-09-7
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Follow the special relationship between Madeline and her grandfather as they both grow and share in the most magical birthday experiences.
Dragons in the Clouds
David Blair. WordsMatter Publishing. $15.99 paper (103p), ISBN 978-I-949809-17-6; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B07KCQ8173
A ruling king of Albion orders the annihilation of all living dragons. A wizard who has befriended a family of dragons grants them the spell of weightlessness.
Humongous (& Cool) Words for Kids
SB Hilarion. BookBaby. $34.99 hardcover (120p), ISBN 978-1-5439-6980-1
Young philomaths Hao and Sabine Lee seek knowledge from around the world to share it.
Susan Spierling Smith. XlibrisUS. $15.99 paper (70p), ISBN 978-1-984515-69-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984515-68-1
Katie, an orphan who turns into a fish temporarily, goes on an exciting adventure to solve the problem of her mean aunt.
Mary Clark Dalton, illus. by Adrienne Anderson. Kindle Direct. $13.50 paper (37p), ISBN 978-1-79541-592-7
An eight-year-old blind boy adopts a shelter dog named Mercy.
Miss McDoogle Has the Giggles
Deborah Elum, illus. by Barbara Thomas. All That Productions. $10.95 paper (32p), ISBN 978-0-9903422-8-1
For Miss McDoogle, a schoolteacher, the funny antics have just begun. She always has a silly time before going to bed. As she claps, leaps, spins, sings, and dances around her house, her cat, Jingles, joins the fun.
Mystery of the Rusty Key: Australia 2
Janelle Diller, illus. by Adam Turner. WorldTrek Publishing. $15.99 hardcover (128p), ISBN 978-1-936376-59-9; $5.99 paper (128p), ISBN 978-1-936376-58-2
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Wendy, Chloe, and Jacko must unravel four spooky clues: an ancient letter, a rusty key, a missing box, and a curse. The kids race to solve the mystery before the clock strikes midnight.
Michelle Olson, photoS by Brian Kester. Bellie Button Books. $18.95 hardcover (32p), ISBN 978-1-73237-070-8
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Norman the button needs to find a new job. After several failures, he finally realizes he should stop trying to be something that he’s not.
Powerless: Aeos, Book One
Sarah Anne Fields. Sarah Anne Fields. $9.95 paper (218p), ISBN 978-1-09-228153-9
It’s a battle between duty and love when Detrick Lismore must choose between his deep-seated religious beliefs and his heretical childhood friend, Conner, the boy he’s fallen for.
The Princess of Freedom
Tarra Light, illus. by Claudia Clayton and Robert Bissett. Balboa Press. $8.99 paper (88p), ISBN 978-1-4525-5508-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4525-5507-2
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When Kriya ventures into the Mystic Forest on a search for her beloved cat, Princess, she is led on a journey of self-discovery and letting go with Princess as her guide.
Terri Squires. Amazon. $9.99 paper (224p), ISBN 978-1-5464-9032-6; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B071ZHF3YB
Thirteen-year-old twins Marin and Josh have the summer of their lives when they discover they can shapeshift. But can they control this power? Or will it control them?
Tales of Folk & Fey: A Wicked Lovely Collection
Melissa Marr. MM Ink. $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9886102-8-6
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New York Times bestselling author Marr presents a novel-length collection that includes a new Wicked Lovely tale and “Old Habits” and “Stopping Time” (previously published WL stories), as well as other fantasy stories.
The Tragic + Divine
Melody Felix-Prieto. Nearly Famous Press. $14.99 paper (420p), ISBN 978-1-73296-770-0; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07QYCQLLG
When 17-year-old Alexis Minerva meets bad boy and fallen angel Milo James, her life takes an unexpected turn that will change her forever.
Trygg the Dinosaur
Paula Louise Salvador, illus. by John Bindon. Productus. $11.49 paper (116p), ISBN 978-0-228-81324-8; $6.49 e-book, ISBN 978-0-228-80117-7
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Trygg and Alta are dinosaurs who should not be friends. The two orphan dinosaurs hide their forbidden friendship while confronted by long-clawed bullies and overcome mudslides, treachery, and toothy predators.
Candace J. Thomas. Shadesilk Press. $21.50 hardcover (316p), ISBN 978-0-9977860-6-4; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-386-25663-2
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Naomi finds herself in the middle of a struggle to control elemental magic and discovers the secret to her curious birthmark.