Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 149 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.
Between These Walls
Michael Newman. Friesen Press. $19.99 paper (375p), ISBN 978-1-5255-4884-0
This work of historical fiction begins with the discovery of a beautiful blonde woman’s body in the back seat of a burned-out SS staff car.
Call Me Joe
Martin van Es and Andrew Crofts. RedDoor Press. $8.99 paper (360p), ISBN 978-1-913062-35-4
The world is on the brink of disaster. One man called Joe tries to convince the world and its leaders to collaborate and change their ways before it’s too late.
Paul Westmoreland. Austin Macauley Publishers. $13.95 paper (316p), ISBN 978-1-5289-3001-7; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5289-6610-8
The Rev. James Rayburn is distracted one Christmas by the arrival on his doorstep of a destitute teenage girl called Corrie. She will make an impact on him and many others as the tale unfolds.
Robert Willis. AuthorHouse. $23.95 paper (446p), ISBN 978-1-4817-0332-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4817-0330-7
A middle-aged real estate broker embarks on a vengeful quest—he must risk everything in an attempt to recover valuable retirement property cunningly stolen by his former business partner.
The DNA of Gravity
Dean Walker. Dean E. Walker. $11.99 paper (30p), ISBN 978-1-952182-04-4
A fictional retelling of Johannes Kepler’s work as he studied the orbit of Earth for years and developed the constant for the number of days per year for each planet.
Sally Hawkins. Austin Macauley Publishers. $16.95 paper (309p), ISBN 978-1-78710-228-6; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-78710-229-3
Elise’s grandmother dies and leaves her daughter a series of letters, which allow Elise to untangle her past and gradually metamorphose into a strong, confident woman.
Al Price. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (292p), ISBN 978-1-7960-6998-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-6999-0
Two adventurous young boys, one white and one African American, dare to be people of worth in spite of their lack of life chances.
The Garbage People’s Union: A Novella
Daniel J. Guercio. Daniel J. Guercio. $8.99 paper (102p), ISBN 978-1-0823-1777-4;
A group of homeless people in New York City have banded together to pool resources and maximize profits. Centered around a single day, the story follows an aspiring writer who happens to meet a suicidal publishing head.
A German in a Foreign Land
Lucinda Heck. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (230p), ISBN 978-1-7960-6642-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-6641-8
Heck tells the 300-year history of one ethnic German family, from its immigration to Hungary to the genocide of ethnic Germans after WWII.
George Vasil. iUniverse. $20.99 paper (294p), ISBN 978-1-5320-4411-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-4413-7
Ten relic hunters embark on a treacherous journey to possess the Roman lance that pierced Jesus’s side at his crucifixion.
The Last Moon Before Home
Barbara J. Dzikowski. Wiara Books. $13.95 paper (302p), ISBN 978-0-9840305-6-9; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9840305-7-6
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A story about one man’s descent into Alzheimer’s, the profound and unexpected impact it has on his family, and the search for home, in all nuances of the word.
The Lemon-Squash Continental Hotel
Larry Harrison. Xlibris. $14.40 paper (80p), ISBN 978-1-9845-9283-5; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-9845-9282-8
As a young man, Guido starts his journey to the Far East only to find out that he is entangled in a criminal activity involving his father.
Andrew J. Scoma Jr. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (104p), ISBN 978-1-7283-1247-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-1246-0
Leonardo da Vinci is in purgatory. Can he use his genius to make a deal with God to escape early?
Life Is Big
Kiki Denis. KDP.
When an 11-year-old New Yorker is doomed to die due to a genetic mutation, famous immortals and mortals search for a remedy.
Lizzies Fizzies (Three Dimensions)
Elizabeth Reinach. Xlibris. $14.40 paper (192p), ISBN 978-1-9845-9240-8; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-9845-9239-2
A collection of stories written over 10 years, which includes a murder novelette and historical plays.
Lizzies Scaries (Three Dimensions)
Elizabeth Reinach. Xlibris. $36.03 paper (86p), ISBN 978-1-9845-9271-2; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-9845-9270-5
A book of mysteries, ranging from 400,000 years ago to the present, based on paintings and Freud’s work.
Lizzie’s Histories (Three Dimensions)
Elizabeth Reinach. Xlibris. $20.17 paper (118p), ISBN 978-1-9845-9310-8; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-9845-9309-2
Reinach’s third volume of short stories is set in the last five centuries in England and France. Jeremy Kyle solves the problems of the private life of kings.
Max in America: Into the Land of Trump
Henry Chamberlain. Comics Grinder Productions. $15.99 paper (214p), ISBN 978-1-7948-4505-3;
Maximo could no longer be a barfly philosopher. So one day he crosses the U.S. border in a hot-air balloon and begins a madcap adventure into Trump’s America.
Miller Homes: Truth or Fictional
Charles Feggans. iUniverse. $20.99 paper (262p), ISBN 978-1-5320-8553-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-8554-3
A group of people living in a housing development do what they must to survive on a daily basis while gangs operate freely.
Darrell Herron. Austin Macauley Publishers. $23.95 hardcover (111p), ISBN 978-1-64378-937-8; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64378-938-5
This collection of short stories is intended as a resource for parents and grandparents. The stories are easy to read, with moral meanings meant to inspire children.
Nine Days to Victory
Kahane Lynes. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (84p), ISBN 978-1-7960-5835-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-5834-5
A Native American tribe on Magical Island wants to retrieve their mine from the Americans. The Americans refused to give it up, which started a war.
Irene Lapidus. iUniverse. $17.95 paper (288p), ISBN 978-1-4759-7690-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4759-7691-5
Laugh at the mishaps of a certain claims department.
The Portuguese Witness
John Reidy. AuthorHouse. $17.23 paper (206p), ISBN 978-1-7283-9838-9; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-9837-2
Travel around Portugal with Paulo and his friends and discover the magical history, culture, cuisine, and enology of this both ancient and modern country through this tale of love and loss.
A Striving After Wind (Part I)
Sharon Traner. Outskirts Press. $20.95 paper (363p), ISBN 978-1-9772-1014-2
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This family saga is written within the global turmoil of the last three years of the Vietnam War.
Tituba: The Intentional Witch of Salem
Dave Tamanini. KDP. $2.99 e-book,
Villagers see witches and demons everywhere. The ministers say it’s the devil’s work, but they are wrong. It is Tituba, conjuring ghostly images that spark the 1692 witch hunts.
Jaye Burke. Vintage South Books. $16 paper (337p), ISBN 979-86-0037-347-1; $4.99 e-book,
Set in old New Orleans, this is the touching yet tragic love story of Venice and Etienne, who are viciously torn apart by hatred, greed, and the brutality of the Great War.
Laurell Galindo. Austin Macauley Publishers. $7.66 hardcover (146p), ISBN 978-1-64182-786-7; $23.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64182-785-0
Army journalist Lauren Mayer is an average woman struggling with her journey. Through a tangled mess of romance, painful moments, and regrets, she demonstrates what’s possible when demons are confronted and change is embraced.
You’re a Worthwhile Person in More Ways than a Million!
Simeon W. Johnson. PageTurner. $7.99 paper (118p), ISBN 978-1-64908-106-3; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-64376-995-0
Celebrate the “invisible” people who make up society’s support system in this fiction debut.
Best of Denny Dymes Spiritual and Inspirational Poems
Denny Dymes. Ingram Spark. $9.95 paper (126p), ISBN 978-1-0878-6537-9
A compilation of poems containing spiritual and inspirational works.
Further Collected Poems
B.E. Stock. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (152p), ISBN 978-1-9845-3945-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-9845-3944-1
A poetry collection that covers topics such as relationships, society, spirituality, ideas, and art. The poems are out of form, with a variety of modes and voices.
I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry
Valerie Nifora. The Unapologetic Voice House. $13.99 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-7334197-2-7;
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Discover a journey into profound passions and heartbreaks. Nifora’s collection illuminates the most basic drive for intimacy.
Loving Memories: A Collection by B.J. Barkley
B.J. Barkley. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (134p), ISBN 978-1-7960-6225-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-6224-3
A poetry collection that reflects the experiences of Barkley’s mother. It portrays the good and bad, as well as happy and sad, of her journey.
Poems for Mental and Spiritual Healing
Rufus Johnson. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (166p), ISBN 978-1-5246-7308-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-7307-9
A collection of poems based on recurring memories that Johnson says took on a life of their own.
Ruins Were Castles
Gursher Singh Randhawa. Xlibris. $31.99 paper (64p), ISBN 978-1-7960-8010-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-8009-4
Randhawa started writing poems and prose during his college days. This collection of poetry and prose presents the psychological aspect of art.
Write It in the Hearts of Women: Tuhia ki te Ngākau o ngā Wahine
Hinemoa Pourewa. Balboa Press. $12.99 paper (152p), ISBN 978-1-5043-1881-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-1886-0
Pourewa’s new poetry book is dedicated to all of womankind, thanking them for their voice. In it, the author shares her experiences as a survivor.
The Awakenings: Battle of the Mind
James Sonny. AuthorHouse. $23 paper (374p), ISBN 978-1-7283-9800-6; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-9799-3
This dark fiction is about a man who is struggling with nightmares that haunt him each night. Can he win the battle over the creatures in his mind?
The Building on Second Avenue
Mark Kressner. Austin Macauley Publishers. $25.95 hardcover (188p), ISBN 978-1-64575-248-6; $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64575-247-9
The First Atheistic Church is a modern-day homeless shelter. When powerful forces need it destroyed, conflicting beliefs of right and wrong within families will determine who survives.
The Case of the Deadly Séance
(A Detective Tom Grant Investigation)
Ronald A. Rowbottom. Austin Macauley Publishers. $10.95 paper (149p), ISBN 978-1-64536-112-1; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-64536-593-8
The tragic death of a teenager leads detective Tom Grant into the world of in-person and online bullying faced by youth today, as well as the fentanyl opioid crisis.
Danger in Plain Sight (A Callie James Thriller)
Burt Weissbourd. Blue City Press. $29.99 hardcover (224p), ISBN 978-1-7334382-3-0; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7334382-0-9
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Drawn into the dark world of organized crime, Callie James is forced to take on an unlikely, incompatible ally to save her ex, her restaurant, and ultimately her own life.
Nick Christophers. Austin Macauley Publishers. $15.95 paper (269p), ISBN 978-1-64378-467-0
The main character is thrust into the world of the mafia and becomes a part of it along with the one responsible. After a mob war ensues, he must face the son of the boss in court, creating a ripple effect that could alter all their lives.
Hearts of Men
M.M. Misevicius. Austin Macauley Publishers. $26.95 hardcover (302p), ISBN 978-1-947353-30-5; $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-947353-31-2
The characters face unbelievable odds as they travel the forest looking for freedom, truth, and justice.
Peter Brennan. Peter Brennan. $5 e-book, ASIN B088WCN6RC
Scientists atop the Greenland ice sheet, on La Palma, and off the Irish continental shelf witness the natural events that create an "iceapelago": a new word for a new world.
Kuskovo: A Spy Novel
Rick Marshall. Bookstream. $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-88-341-3394-1
An international spy thriller set in the 1970s, during the Cold War.
Lucy Spires—The Blind Detective
Peter Hamilton. Austin Macauley Publishers. $7.95 paper (86p), ISBN 978-1-5289-3571-5
In this first book in a series, a female police detective is blinded in the line of duty. She returns to the force as an adviser solving complex crimes.
Joanna Faith Horowitz. Archway Publishing. $15.99 paper (224p), ISBN 978-1-4808-8428-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4808-8427-4
A detective pursues leads provided by a serial killer who has confessed to decades of crimes, offering a window into the killer’s deranged psyche.
Michael Brian O’Hara. AuthorHouse. $28.99 paper (504p), ISBN 978-1-7283-2770-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-2769-3
Set in the 1990s, this is a fictional account of the disappearance of the Anasazi Indians, while a 50-year-old secret, Project Anasazi, is in danger of becoming a national calamity.
Mack Owen. Austin Macauley Publishers. $17.99 hardcover (203p), ISBN 978-1-64182-267-1; $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64182-268-8
A new feature in gun technology is developed by an Irish musician and demonstrated by a number of assassinations. When he puts it up for auction to governments worldwide, they attempt to capture the technology.
Rich White Americans
Virginia Dale. Austin Macauley Publishers. $16.95 paper (206p), ISBN 978-1-64182-839-0; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-64536-622-5
A plucky UC Berkeley junior faces down the psychopathic son of state Senator Norland, who collaborates with her white supremacist mother after she returns to Berkeley and falls in love with Albert Johnson, the university’s first Black professor of English.
Solstice Shadows (A VanOps Thriller)
Avanti Centrae. Thunder Creek Press. $27.99 hardcover (338p), ISBN 978-1-7349662-1-3
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In this thriller series, an app designer attempts to decipher a dangerous code before extremists trigger a high-tech apocalypse.
The Souring of Sweet Charity
V.R. Wilson. Austin Macauley Publishers. $12.95 paper (210p), ISBN 978-1-78612-447-0
Bad governance and financial malpractices tarnish the good work of the Angelus Charity. Gina’s determination to bring the miscreants to justice comes at a personal cost.
Peter Bourne. Austin Macauley Publishers. $25.95 hardcover (204p), ISBN 978-1-64378-120-4; $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64378-119-8
White lives most of his life in his head and has an intense desire to rectify some of the world’s wrongs. The book is about what he manages to accomplish.
All’s Forgotten Now
Michael S. Ripley. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (174p), ISBN 978-1-7283-2817-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-2816-4
A woman awakes with no memory and tries to piece together her past. Her personal quest becomes a race against time as a dark legend threatens to become all too real.
Marshal Northrup. Amazon. $7.50 e-book, ASIN B088FMYXYD
A beautiful android steals a baby. With help from a friend, she raises the child to the age of training. But nothing is what it seems, and the true test begins.
Baby Steps (Genetic Pressure #1)
Eugene Clark. Better Publishing Corp.
A woman and a man purchase designer babies (direct human genetic engineering) from a secretive company in the Caribbean.
Blood Ex Libris
Raven Belasco. LMBPN Publishing. $13.99 paper (311p), ISBN 978-1-64202-880-5;
A bored small-town librarian blood-ties herself to a mysterious vampire. She then must confront the outcome of her choices in a terrifying spiral of consequences.
W. Wright. Austin Macauley Publishers. $27.95 hardcover (240p), ISBN 978-1-64182-789-8; $10.16 paper, ISBN 978-1-64182-788-1
The modern church falls and chaos follows. Out of the ashes of conflict rides a new breed of modern knights on dragons.
Daniel Scratch: A Story of Witchkind
Don Jones. Don Jones. $9.99 paper (232p), ISBN 979-8-64-844744-8
Daniel is a sheltered orphan of witchkind who is about to discover not only his grand destiny, but more about the world his people and the humans inhabit.
Fall (The 36 Watchers #1)
Dan Bar Hava. Austin Macauley Publishers. $9.95 paper (140p), ISBN 978-1-64182-947-2; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-64536-649-2
The story of young Jenna Berg, a professional, carefree New Yorker who almost unwillingly becomes a member of the secretive and powerful group that has been protecting humankind from total destruction since the beginning of time.
The First Robot President
Robert Carlyle Taylor. Reflection Bay Press. $27.95 hardcover (480p), ISBN 978-1-7346462-4-5; $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-7346462-5-2
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Combining science fiction and political satire, the novel begins in the year 2484 and culminates in 2521 with a robot becoming president of the United States.
Long About Ten Years: Truth Be Told
Paul O. Snawder, Vera Snawder-Hensley, and Carol Miller-Wooten. CreateSpace. $9.99 paper (240p), ISBN 978-1-5143-8604-0
To escape her abusive husband, Sarah fakes her own death, unaware that doing so brings into her life the devil, who seeks the souls of her family. And he will have them—or will he?
Near Space—The First Frontier
Silhouette. Austin Macauley Publishers. $19.04 hardcover (289p), ISBN 978-1-5289-3274-5; $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5289-3273-8
An alternate universe tale in which the present-day UN is able to use technologies 100 years ahead of their time to neutralize all wars, while seeking new minerals on other planets and combating global warming.
Play It Again
CP Harrison. Xlibris. $25.95 paper (522p), ISBN 978-1-7960-7874-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-7873-2
A strange accident puts SFC James Mitchell in a position where he can change history. Will he try to make things better, or will he just watch as history repeats itself?
KristaLyn A. Vetovich. Balboa Press. $19.99 paper (310p), ISBN 978-1-9822-3919-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-9822-3920-6
As the Fyre threatens to go out, Spyre reluctantly sets off on a dangerous quest to save Condel, against his own wishes and the wishes of his people.
A Reason for Being
Libby Andrews. AuthorHouse. $17.23 paper (176p), ISBN 978-1-7283-9673-6; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-9672-9
A human-wolf attempts to bring peace between people and wolves as other wolves join her to accomplish such a mission. However, one threatens to wipe out human existence.
Donal Myrick. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (312p), ISBN 978-1-7960-5880-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-5879-6
A group of cavers from Austin, Tex., explore a deep cave and encounter something that they could never have expected. The discovery changes the direction of their expedition.
When Evil Calls
C.E. Marshall. Xlibris. $20.17 paper (260p), ISBN 978-1-9845-9139-5; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-9845-9138-8
A whole class of boys disappear without a trace from their school and are abducted to another planet where evil lurks. Will they ever see their friends again?
Alaska Spark (Blazing Hearts Wildfire Series)
LoLo Paige. LoLo Paige. $12.99 paper (384p), ISBN 978-0-578-67685-2
Tara Waters loves firefighting, and Ryan, an Alaskan smoke jumper, is determined to win her heart. Fighting fire isn’t just battling flames but a willingness to risk everything for love.
Always... as One
R.L. Hester. Austin Macauley Publishers. $26.95 hardcover (216p), ISBN 978-1-64182-579-5; $13.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64182-578-8
A 15-year-old piano prodigy meets a teacher, and he begins to bring back a dream that had been forgotten years ago by the woman he loves.
Neale Sourna. PIE: Perception Is Everything. $9.97 e-book, ISBN 978-1-938903-35-9
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A widowed African British royal court favorite flees marriage with an older English earl and famous general for a Catholic African Irish gentleman pirate she hardly knows.
Broken Mirrors and Burning Bushes
Jeremy Rubinstein. Jeremy Rubinstein. $20 paper (416p), ISBN 978-0-578-60927-0;
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Paul, a rapper who comes from a disturbing home, meets Alice. Together they fall into a life of crime and addiction while raising a family. Badly.
Hobble: An Adult Fiction
Neale Sourna. PIE: Perception Is Everything. $9.97 e-book, ISBN 978-1-938903-08-3
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A manipulative Native American healer crashes into a damaged African American beauty and falls into an obsessive sexual triangle in which he could lose his heart, his life, and his soul.
M.C. Yatsko. Austin Macauley Publishers. $28.95 hardcover (270p), ISBN 978-1-64378-608-7; $15.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64378-607-0
When Paul and Chris fall in love, their happiness may be elusive due to a jealous and vindictive woman who will do anything, even kidnapping, to end their relationship.
Romancing the Spirit Series
CB Samet. Novels by CB Samet. $19.95 paper (406p), ISBN 978-1-950942-03-9; $14.95 e-book, ISBN 978-1-950942-02-2
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A collection of six romantic suspense novellas.
43 Year Old Female
Diane Mullen. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (192p), ISBN 978-1-7283-3444-8; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-3443-1
This book aims to serve as a foundation and inspiration to reevaluate, realign, and reboot life once the 40s hit.
Adesso Son of Prevention: Dear My First and Only Lady I Love You B/C in Order to Be in My Wife’s Arms I Needed to Keep Her Healthy
Gene Adesso. Gene Adesso. $19.98 e-book, ISBN 978-0-578-66043-1
Adesso encourages his wife to eat healthier.
Aiming High: How a Prominent Sports and Celebrity Agent Hit Bottom at the Top
Darren Prince, with Kristen McGuiness. Light Hustler. $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7325008-0-8; $9.99 audio
(4 hrs., 27 mins.),
The story of sports and celebrity agent Prince, who struggled with addiction while representing some of the most iconic figures in the world.
Any Excuse for a Party: The Story of My Life
Ange Hilstron. AuthorHouse. $12.90 paper (94p), ISBN 978-1-7283-8644-7; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-8643-0
This memoir shares the stories of Hilstron’s long life as she remembers the sights, sounds, and smells of the Christmas holiday.
Born and Raised in Sawdust: My Journey Around the World in Eighty Years
Lewis Thigpen. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (332p), ISBN 978-1-7283-2961-1; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-2959-8
The story of Thigpen’s 80-year journey fighting against adversity to become the accomplished scientist he is today.
The Cattle Haul
Jan Trebbien. Austin Macauley Publishers. $22.95 hardcover (116p), ISBN 978-1-64575-702-3; $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64575-701-6
The true crime tale of how Rico was approached by the drug baron Carlos, who offered him a large amount to smuggle drugs across the U.S.-Mexican border.
Circumcision Scar: My 35 Year Foreskin Restoration, Neonatal Circumcision Memories, and How Christian American Doctors Hijacked “Holy Circumcision” to Dupe a Nation
Jay J. Jackson. Hookona Books. $35 hardcover (372p), ISBN 978-1-7345558-0-6; $20 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7345558-1-3
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The author describes his lifelong struggle with recurring nightmares as he discovers what he describes as repressed memories of his neonatal circumcision.
Dad’s Joke Book: 60 Years of Politically Incorrect Humor
Kevin N. Trevor. Wellingham Entertainment. $19.95 paper (261p), ISBN 978-1-6894-4103-2
A joke lover’s dream, with over 1,000 adult jokes. Find classic ice-breaking jokes about sex, politics, and parrots in this fully indexed joke book.
Diamonds in the Snow
Michelle Wilson. Austin Macauley Publishers. $29.95 hardcover (307p), ISBN 978-1-64182-207-7; $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64182-208-4
From Wilson’s childhood through her 30s, this intimate account of one woman’s life captures all the ups and downs of family, career, and relationships.
The Earth Keeper’s Handbook: Assuming Leadership in a New World
Loren Swift. Balboa Press. $18.99 paper (290p), ISBN 978-1-9822-3511-6; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-9822-3512-3
The author strives to offer practical steps to nurture leadership skills and shift the paradigm internally from conflict to cooperation, and to make that same shift in relationships and in-group endeavors.
Enlightenment in Suburbia
Enrica Mallard. Balboa Press. $18.99 paper (284p), ISBN 978-1-5043-1356-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-1355-1
With reflective exercises included, this mind-body-spirit book aims to offer both a conversation and an invitation to bring more of the reader’s own knowing to light.
The Eyes on Growing Needs: Tips to Succeed in Our Tech-Driven World
Love Otuechere. iUniverse. $18.95 paper (236p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0617-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0616-6
A ministerial leader and community advocate shares inspirational wisdom intended to guide a new generation to find fulfillment and address needs within a multifaceted, high-tech world.
Family Structure by Choice: A Defense of Traditional Marriage Structure
Daniel Ukadike Nwaelene. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (192p), ISBN 978-1-5320-8953-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-8952-7
This spirituality book offers a look at the different kinds of family structure in the world today and shares God’s teaching on the subject.
Fostering and Us
Marie Coady. AuthorHouse. $23 paper (412p), ISBN 978-1-7283-8007-0; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-8006-3
Coady covers years of fostering, all the ups and downs, how fostering affected her family’s daily lives, and the amount of enjoyment and happy memories they have.
God, Science and the Bible: Genuine Science Confirms the Bible’s Amazing Message
Arnold V. Page. URLink Print & Media. $7.99 paper (167p), ISBN 978-1-64753-299-4
Booksforlife.today, Amazon, BN.com
Page attempts to answer long-held religious questions such as: Does God exist? Is the Bible’s account of creation true? Did Jesus really live, die, and return to life?
The History of College Nicknames, Mascots and School Colors
Gary Hudson. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (162p), ISBN 978-1-7960-7255-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-7257-0
In this guidebook, Hudson explains the history behind the nicknames, mascots, and school colors of Division 1A college sports teams.
The Holodeck: A Specification
Michael Cloran. Xlibris. $72.07 paper (318p), ISBN 978-1-9845-9275-0; $39.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-9845-9274-3
This book covers various photonic processor functions. It links them together to form a holodeck motherboard with a subset of the Risc-V instruction set. It also covers several holodeck setups.
How to Kill in Comedy: Find Your Comedic Character, 20 Amazing Formulas for Great Jokes, Slay the Audience
Steve North. BFE Press. $14.95 paper (213p), ISBN 978-0-9831261-2-6; $9.80 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9831261-5-7
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Comedy coach North seeks to help readers become great stand-up comedians, be funnier in life, and teach how the great comedy stars do it.
Inside... but Out! A Black Man’s Journey into the Life, Times, and Trials of Big Time Sports Television
Eric Clemons. Austin Macauley Publishers. $24.95 hardcover (158p), ISBN 978-1-64750-043-6; $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64378-473-1
Clemons chronicles his attempt to navigate a corporate and competitive environment that in the 1980s and ’90s wasn’t necessarily receptive to cultural and ethnic nuances.
I Said I Can Do It, I Did It and So Can You
Dave McEwen. Dave McEwen. $6.99 paper (86p), ISBN 978-1-952182-00-6
The human body is a wondrous work of nature and is limited in what it can do mainly by the mind. McEwen explains his philosophy.
It’s in the Bible! A Practical Historical and Sociopolitical Perspective of Scripture
Arthur Padilla. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (196p), ISBN 978-1-7960-5611-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-5610-5
Padilla describes the significant historical, social, and political influence biblical scripture has had and continues to have on human society today.
It’s Your World: Think Freely and Express Yourself
Xolani Kacela. Smashwords. $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-463-98903-6
Kacela’s self-help book, in which she describes her own perspective on the world, seeks to help readers get quick, digestible insights about mastering their world and become an influencer.
King Charles of New York City: How a Poor Georgia Farm Boy Became a World Authority on Drug and Alcohol Treatment
Gary W. Neidhardt. AuthorHouse. $27.95 paper (424p), ISBN 978-1-5049-0867-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5049-0866-5
This book tells how a 19th-century Georgia farm boy became a Manhattan-based sovereign authority on drug and alcohol treatment.
The Land of Sunshine and Hell: A Memoir of a ’60s Unwed Mother
Maxene Raices. Austin Macauley Publishers. $22.99 hardcover (255p), ISBN 978-1-64182-219-0; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64182-220-6
A young woman’s journey from pregnant teenager to abused wife to successful consultant. In the midst of her difficult personal journey, she had to give up her child to be adopted. Her resilience and optimism helped her achieve happiness.
The Life of a Psychic Broadcaster
Alan Cox. Austin Macauley Publishers. $22.95 hardcover (122p), ISBN 978-1-78848-043-7; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78848-042-0
Travel to a spiritual realm through Cox’s accounts of psychic surgery, exorcism, near-miraculous healings, and preternatural encounters with good and evil entities.
Married a Hiker, Got a Cowboy: A Memoir
Nancy W. Brown. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (186), ISBN 978-1-5320-6874-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-6875-1
Climb mountains, cross passes, and discover the great outdoors with recollections that soothe the soul as Brown celebrates seven decades of backpacking in the West, living in national parks, and discovering spectacular places.
More Pre-1949 Acupuncture
Andrew McPherson. Xlibris. $8.99 paper (60p), ISBN 978-1-7960-0933-0; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-0932-3
This second installment looks into the modern history of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, showing how this form of alternative medicine has radically changed over the years.
Number Theory and Modern Algebra Notes: A Personal Approach
Franz Rothe. iUniverse. $20.99 paper (382p), ISBN 978-1-5320-8058-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-8154-5
Gapless readable proofs, exercises, solutions, and algorithms for number theory and modern algebra. A constructive approach to the regular 17-, 257-, and 65537-gon, totally real numbers, and more, including running computer code.
Obsolescens: A Brief Look at Some Design Problems
Michael Scherperel. Austin Macauley Publishers. $19.95 hardcover (63p), ISBN 978-1-64378-381-9; $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64378-380-2
A head-to-toe examination of some of the quirks of human construction and why the body works the way it does.
Obstrucción de Dinosaurios
Hermano Roberto. AuthorHouse. $19.95 paper (98p), ISBN 978-1-5462-5334-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-5335-8
Roberto explains his idea of how dinosaurs and other mysteries came to exist on a 6,000-year-old planet, Earth, as was told in the Bible.
Piazza San Giovanni Numero 8
Jules Wilson. AuthorHouse. $36.03 paper (114p), ISBN 978-1-7283-8992-9; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-8991-2
In this book based on a diary kept to send friends and family email updates, Wilson shares her experience living in Cori, Italy, a small agricultural town.
Plotting to Stop the British Slave Trade: James Bruce and His Secret Mission to Africa
Jane Aptekar Reeve. AuthorHouse. $33.09 paper (708p), ISBN 978-1-7283-9624-8; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-9626-2
This biography of James Bruce reveals that the adventurous, game-changing traveler who went to Africa during the West’s Enlightenment period was not what he seemed to be.
The Principles of Business: Understanding What Makes a Business Successful and Valuable to Society
Dave DeRose. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (142p), ISBN 978-1-5320-8692-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-8694-6
DeRose shares the lessons he’s learned over 27 years of operating a business and achieving success without a college degree.
Relax... You’re Not Going to Die
Darryl Philip. Austin Macauley Publishers. $17.95 hardcover (220p), ISBN 978-1-64378-479-3; $13.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64378-478-6
Philip seeks to provide answers to questions about God and life, and the never-ending relationship to God that he says everyone has.
Re-making the American Dream
David Vaught. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (236p), ISBN 978-1-7283-2663-4; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-2309-1
Vaught recounts his time at West Point during the Vietnam era, when he challenged the requirement of compulsory chapel and how the values of the American dream were remade through the clash.
The Seven Tools of Healing: Unlock Your Inner Wisdom and Live the Life Your Soul Desires
Steven M. Hall. Balboa Press. $20.99 paper (324p), ISBN 978-1-5043-9762-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-9761-2
A doctor with expertise in traditional and alternative medicine shares seven tools that he hopes will help readers identify the root causes of problems and fix them.
South Korea: The Price of Efficiency and Success
John Gonzalez and Young Lee. John Gonzalez and Young Lee. $16.95 paper (442p), ISBN 978-1-6742-3215-7
The authors blend storytelling with extensive research in this systemic analysis of what they identify as the positive and negative impacts the emphasis on efficiency has had on South Korean society.
Anthony Nayagan. Anthony Nayagan. $34.95 hardcover (378p), ISBN 978-1-0878-8915-3
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Nayagan provides a 100% inspired journal of a Catholic who searched for truth in all religions, even leaving and staying away from the Church for 25 years.
Thanks for the Great Flight
James F. “Jim” Vaughan. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (346p), ISBN 978-1-7283-2705-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-2704-4
Captain Vaughan compiles his over 50 years of aviation experience into an understandable, nontechnical account.
Traveling Through North Korea: Adventures in the Hermit Kingdom
Stephen Harris. Big Beaver Diaries. $19.99 paper (184p), ISBN 978-1-77370-614-6; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-9992786-0-1
Preconceptions could never have prepared Harris for an experience so unexpected in North Korea. Harris serves up his humorous story of being smuggled out of the nation.
The Twenty-First-Century Gospel of Jesus Christ
Jo Ann Levitt. Xlibris. $12.99 paper (94p), ISBN 978-1-7960-7893-0; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-7894-7
Levitt expresses the strong need for people to invite themselves back into the Gospels, renewing and reinvigorating the message as appropriate for 21st-century living.
Under the Pump: Anecdotes of a Service Station Operator
Josh Francis. Austin Macauley Publishers. $25.95 hardcover (188p), ISBN 978-1-64378-658-2; $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64378-657-5
This collection of anecdotes is about events and the people that work in the service station industry.
The Un-walked Mile
Abisai Temba. AuthorHouse. $23 paper (394p), ISBN 978-1-7283-8832-8; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-8831-1
Learn about the mysterious Wa-Shaka people of the Kilimanjaro mountain area. Learn how a new data collection process led to breakthroughs about their origins and why they moved to Kilimanjaro.
Wear Pink, Love Yourself
Ethan Walker. AuthorHouse. $14.35 paper (132p), ISBN 978-1-7283-9509-8; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-9507-4
The author embarks on a journey of self-discovery, exchanging work for food and shelter throughout the Schengen area of Western Europe.
Writing in Wet Cement
Jayne Lisbeth. Austin Macauley Publishers. $13.95 paper (222p), ISBN 978-1-5289-4261-4; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5289-7121-8
In deeply personal ways, Lisbeth reveals the depth of pain and elevation of joy by sharing her most intimate life experiences.
WWII + VI: A Kid’s Memories of War and Postwar
Johan Zwaan. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (116p),
ISBN 978-1-7960-7597-7; $6.99 e-book,
One hundred fifty thousand troops; 7,000 ships; 4,000 American and British dead. Zwaan narrates his memories of war as a kid, 75 years after the Normandy invasion.
Your Food—My Adventure: One Farmer’s Journey to Feed the World
Philip E. Bradshaw. Archway Publishing. $19.99 paper (214p),
ISBN 978-1-4808-7951-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4808-7952-2
Bradshaw, a lifelong farmer from Illinois, provides through his adventures a historical perspective on how food production has progressed and where it is headed.
Billabong Mob Tales
Freda Turner. Austin Macauley Publishers. $18.95 hardcover (27), ISBN 978-1-78554-924-3; $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78554-925-0
Fascinating Australian animals in their natural context. Echidna is the “prickly” one who has trouble getting along with all the others.
Boken—It’s All About Me!
Boken the Dog, illus. by Anna Hancock. Greystone Productions. Free e-book, ISBN 978-1-9163181-0-6
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Boken, the miniature schnauzer, loves nothing more than playing with and exploring the world with his amigos. He’s cheeky and a bit greedy, and this book full of fun and education.
Caleb, the Ice Road Truck
Karen Adrian. Austin Macauley Publishers. $21.95 hardcover (24p), ISBN 978-1-64575-126-7; $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64575-127-4
Caleb is an ice road truck, and he drives on extremely icy roads, in total whiteouts, and at very cold temperatures. He travels daily on roads that no one else has been on.
Chevalier the Queen’s Mouseketeer: The Hither and Yon
Darryl Hughes, illus. by Monique MacNaughton. Brand X Books. $11.99 paper (38p), ISBN 978-0-9903936-0-3
Chevalier the mouseketeer goes on a hero’s quest to save the kidnapped Princess Faere and stop a war between two magical kingdoms.
The Corgi Miracle: A True Story
Tara S. Reidenbaugh, illus. by Thomas E. McCrady. Christian Faith Publishing. $14.95 paper (32p), ISBN 978-1-64492-183-8
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This true-to-life tale is about a family’s endeavors while their beloved pet has gone missing but comes home on its own after being gone for almost a month.
Dear Mr. President
Emily Hein. Austin Macauley Publishers. $26.95 hardcover (218p), ISBN 978-1-64378-629-2; $13.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64378-628-5
Scarlett Smith thought her expertise was best suited to help the grieving parents at Pandora High, but she is no longer confident that she is mentally prepared for the task.
The Forever Tree: Sakura
Trinity Starlite. Austin Macauley Publishers. $23.95 hardcover (22p), ISBN 978-1-5289-2079-7; $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5289-2078-0
How one little tiny seed has the potential (like humans) to grow into something that affects so many people in so many ways, throughout all seasons.
The Ghosts in the Garage: The Missing Magician
Kimi Cook. Austin Macauley Publishers. $23.95 hardcover (155p), ISBN 978-1-64182-299-2; $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64182-300-5
Skylar Russell discovers a secret that tears the only life she’s known into shreds. Will she embrace it? Or will she forever be stuck in the past?
Edit Mate. Austin Macauley Publishers. $7.67 paper (66p), ISBN 978-1-5289-5100-5
This coloring book provides an opportunity to recall nice memories as well as offering relaxation and entertainment.
The Harlem Beast: The Adventures of Zogi
Adeola Sonola. Austin Macauley Publishers. $25.95 hardcover (198p), ISBN 978-1-64182-657-0; $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64182-656-3
A beast is loose, but citizens are unsure who is to blame. Is it Zogi, determined to uncover secrets behind the Hago Gate, or King Banujala, who refused to confess to his past?
Helen’s Ant Story: The Happy Ant Family Avoided the Kitchen, Until One Didn’t!
Virginia Paulsen. AuthorHouse. $16.99 paper (32p), ISBN 978-1-7283-2932-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-2933-8
The ant children, desperately wanting to taste and play with the food, grabbed the noodles and climbed. A story that teaches the value of obeying your parents.
Hope and Freckles: Fleeing to a Better Forest
Bill Kiley, illus. by Mary Manning. Mascot Books. $15.95 hardcover (38p), ISBN 978-1-64543-254-8
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A deer and her fawn face hunger and danger in their home forest and flee to a new one. They face unexpected challenges and are separated. Will they be reunited?
Felicia Farber. Pyramid Press. $14.99 paper (320p), ISBN 978-0-9964708-4-1
Amazon, BN.com, IngramSpark
A contemporary YA novel about teenage bullying in a digital world. It explores the social and legal dangers of mixing the common teen behaviors of sexting and cyberbullying with social media.
I Would Like a Pumpkin as a Pet
Linda Bocci, illus. by Jesse Osterkamp. Austin Macauley Publishers. $23.95 hardcover (22p), ISBN 978-1-64182-369-2; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-64182-370-8
A young child wants to have a pet to take care of, love, and call their own. The child imagines what kind of pet would be fun to have and all they would do to make that pet feel happy and loved.
The Last Monster Hunter
Luke Romyn. Luke Romyn. $15.99 paper (344p), ISBN 979-8-6547-5247-5;
An orphan boy tumbles naively into a secret world. With his new friends, Theo must overcome magical dangers to defeat the Orc King, an enemy no one believes still exists.
Little Blue’s Runaway Adventure
Kim Grom. Xlibris. $21.99 paper (34p), ISBN 978-1-7960-6837-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-6836-8
In this first book in a series, a granny bluebird conquers her fear and embarks on a zany adventure to be with her bluebird family.
Love & Letters
L.B. Carol. KDP. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B089MZTV9H
Ryan Lockwood is a 28-year-old guy with Asperger’s syndrome who falls in love with Elizabeth Harrison. Will they face a challenging relationship?
Marvlt and Goreg Get in Big Trouble with a Dinosaur
Connor Anstiss, illus. by Ayin Visitacion. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (34p), ISBN 978-1-7960-8400-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-8399-6
Marvlt and Goreg are two mischievous eight-year-olds who get into all sorts of trouble. At the zoo, they have a much different encounter. Will they be okay?
Mrs. Katz Was Troubled
Bob McElheney. Xlibris. $24.99 paper (54p), ISBN 978-1-7960-2386-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-2385-5
One day, Mrs. Katz’s cats notice that she seems to be troubled as she frantically starts knitting. What she is creating is a mystery that her cats are determined to solve.
The Night the Moon Went Dark
Gordon Kibbee. Clarence de Lune. $29.99 hardcover (54p), ISBN 978-1-64871-342-2
An adventure story about Clarence de Lune, the Man in the Moon, and his friends, the Moonfluffies, who dance each night to make the moonlight.
Percival and the Hall of Mirrors
Larissa Lockwood. Austin Macauley Publishers. $25.95 hardcover (52p), ISBN 978-1-5289-1363-8; $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5289-1362-1
Follow in the footsteps of Percival, the papillon dog who fights for his king, Louis XIV, in 17th-century France.
Ringo Rhino Tries to Fit In
Josephine C. Force-Rojas, illus. by Faith Marie Force. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (42p), ISBN 978-1-7283-3521-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-3522-3
A young rhino goes on an adventurous mission, seeking friendships while encountering troubled situations. Through ambition, acceptance, and patience, his mission is accomplished.
Roslyn, the Reluctant Rattlesnake
Thomas Fullmer. Xlibris. $21.99 paper (28p), ISBN 978-1-7960-8355-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-8354-5
Roslyn wants a friend but eats any forest friend who comes near her. Will she come to accept herself for who she is, or will she perish from hunger?
Tobey the Trailer and His Great Adventures: Tobey the Adventurous Trailer
Jane Burton. Austin Macauley Publishers. $21.95 hardcover (26p), ISBN 978-1-64378-871-5; $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64378-872-2
Two best friends share special journeys together, wherever the road may take them. This story is intended to inspire children to create their own journey.
The Tree Frog Who Wanted to Fly
Mark Anderson. AuthorHouse. $16.99 paper (26p), ISBN 978-1-7283-1587-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-1588-1
Tree Frog wanted to fly. However, the birds refuse to offer him encouragement. Nevertheless, he tries to fly, but his first flight doesn’t end the way he (or the birds) expected.
The Virus of Beauty (Wilf Gilvary #1)
C.B. Lyall. Austin Macauley Publishers. $14.95 paper (240p), ISBN 978-1-64378-065-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-64378-067-2
Ugliness is power, and the Virus of Beauty is causing widespread panic. The witches need to persuade a teenager to accept he’s a wizard and travel to an alternate reality of magic.
What Is a Green Roof?
Vicki Sando, illus. by Zee Lehar. Nausicaa Valley Press. $9.95 paper (27p), ISBN 978-1-7341672-0-7
This picture book covers the history of green roofs, their environmental benefits, and where you can locate them in New York City.
Wisdom of the Unicorns
A.K. Hersey-Walker. Austin Macauley Publishers. $4.30 paper (170p), ISBN 978-1-5289-0333-2
History suggests unicorns were real. The author has combined her love of horses, magic, and history to bring to life her first compendium of short stories.
The Wishflower Princess
Kathie Kalafatis. Xlibris. $21.99 paper (38p), ISBN 978-1-7960-8047-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-8046-9
Princess Alexa, the daughter of Mother Nature, spreads hope through her kingdom by blowing out the seeds from her wishflowers. One day, she starts sneezing them away, and all hope is lost.■