Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 97 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 Art Dealer’s Wife
Joe Hilley. Dunlavy + Gray. $16.99 paper (368p), ISBN 978-0-9997813-5-7; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9997813-6-4
Amazon, BN.com, Books-a-Million
Jack Frazer is a journalist hunting for a big story. An art gallery with deals too good to be true may be just the ticket. It’ll make a great story, if he can live to tell it.
Code Blue: An Oath to the Badge and Gun (Part 1)
Jamell Crouthers. Jamell Crouthers. $1.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5454-7455-6
Amazon, Apple iTunes, BN.com, Kobo
A police officer who has been on the force for a few years gets caught up in police corruption and wrongdoings.
George Vasil. iUniverse. $23.95 paper (444p), ISBN 978-1-4620-1237-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4620-1239-8
When two soldiers are summoned to a secret meeting with an 11th-century emperor, they are propelled into a dangerous mission to save a precarious empire.
Betty Godfrey. BookBaby. $26.45 paper (355p), ISBN 978-1-09-830049-4
Jennifer had a beautiful life until her firstborn child died and her husband disappeared for weeks. When he returns, their life is ripped apart.
Jim Provenzano. Palm Drive Publishing. $24.95 paper (322p), ISBN 978-1-890834-45-6
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Stan Grozniak, director of a 1990s cult action trilogy and gay art films, almost self-sabotages a prestigious gig after casting his rediscovered teenage summer theater crush.
Greenland Tower Xoxo
Farrell Hamann. Farrell Hamann. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B015PP2H3W
A gold prospector gets bonked on the head with a large nugget and moves to Southampton, N.Y., to recover, where he meets society women Missy and Finvola.
He Does Not Die a Death of Shame
Jack Hoffmann. New Generation Publishing. $15.73 paper (482p), ISBN 978-1-78955-566-0; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B07Z8BFVFW
The lives of two men, one white, one Black, become intertwined in the struggle against apartheid. One acts because his ancestors were victims, the other because he himself is a victim.
I Adopted My Mom at the Bus Station
Savannah Hendricks. Grand Bayou Press. $9.99 paper (290p), ISBN 978-1-7344553-8-0; 99¢ e-book, ISBN 978-1-7344553-7-3
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Follow Sandy’s journeys, 16 years apart, as she discovers the true meaning of family.
In the Realm of Ash and Sorrow
Kenneth W. Harmon. Eiledon Press. $12.99 paper (352p), ISBN 978-0-578-59150-6
The spirit of an American bombardier haunts a Japanese war widow in the months before America drops its atomic bomb on Hiroshima in this story of otherworldly love.
The Kingdom of Fiends
Jeffrey D. Walters. Jeffrey Walters. $7.99 e-book, ASIN B08BVWTCC6
Four missionaries abandoned in a church in the slums of Torocagua, a fictional republic in Central America, are subjected to the violence of the 18th Street gang.
Ma Bayly of Newfoundland
Mary Bayly. Austin Macauley Publishers. $6.95 paper (74p), ISBN 978-1-5289-4654-4; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5289-7181-2
These stories follow a rural Newfoundland family and their struggles.
N’in D’la Owey Innklan: Mi’kmaq Sojourns in England
Bonita Lawrence. Austin Macauley Publishers. $35.95 hardcover (446p), ISBN 978-1-78878-366-8; $22.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78878-365-1
The novel encompasses descriptive scenes of Native people’s experiences in both the Mi’kmaq world and London, between 1497 and 1980. Ultimately, it is a labor of love for homelands lost.
Omnia Vincit Amor: A Leap of Faith
Sayumire. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (246p), ISBN 978-1-7283-3187-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-3186-7
An introverted man falls in love with the beautiful daughter of an old friend of his father. Will a long-held secret break the bonds of friendship, brotherhood, romance, and livelihood?
Once and Future Wife
Clarissa Kae. Carpe Vitam Press. $10.95 paper (314p), ISBN 978-1-7351683-0-2
For five centuries, Rhys has loved Lady Isla Belle in each of her seven lives. But this time, she has no memory of their love. Will eternal love win?
Kat Karpenko. BookBaby. $14.99 paper (210p), ISBN 978-0-9958934-2-9
In 1928 Ukraine, brothers must leave the country. What happens to the remaining family portrays an accurate account of the Holodomor, the unknown genocide.
Shanell Keys. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (244p), ISBN 978-1-7283-4141-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-4140-8
After her father’s death, Rachel is forced to grow up fast, taking care of her younger sister and her drug-dependent mother. Her life suddenly changes when she meets Sam.
Reshaped: Bachelor Party in Hanoi
Omkar B. Ambulkar. Omkar Ambulkar. 99¢ e-book, ASIN B08D3T88J8
Ken proposes to Emma. He and three friends go to Hanoi for the bachelor party. A series of events turns their lives upside down. Every day of the trip is a new thrill.
Aleksya Sokol. Austin Macauley Publishers. $11.95 paper (174p), ISBN 978-1-78878-908-0; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5289-5635-2
Shootik, in this story, is a being who lives fully in the present. He has the capacity to appear in different forms and at different times. Shootik is never born and never dies as he observes eternity.
Silver Moon: By the Light of the Moon
Jenny Knipfer. Jenny Knipfer. $12.49 paper (410p), ISBN 978-1-7333202-4-5; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B088Q1HRBW
Shamed into joining WWI, Luis Wilson is steered into the depths of espionage, but will he lose his heart to the very woman who presented him with a white feather?
Springtime in Lawrence Park
Arnold Logan, narrated by Robert Petkoff. Arnold Logan. $22 paper (466p), ISBN 978-0-9940098-0-7; $24.95 audio (17 hours 7 mins), ASIN B08C34JJWN
Logan peers past the veneer of the most dignified neighborhoods to explore the hidden—and often hysterical—lives of the decadent elite. Meet the Barnacle family.
The Substance of All Things
Sam Harris. Sam Harris. $9.99 e-book, ASIN B088QQ3W1J
In the summer of 1968, 12-year-old Theo Dalton learns that he can heal with his disfigured hands. In the present day, adult Theo must revisit the summer that haunts him.
The U.S. Navy’s On-the-Roof Gang: Prelude to War (Vol. One)
Matt Zullo. Matt Zullo. $29 hardcover (442p), ISBN 978-1-7351527-0-7; $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7351527-1-4
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A fictional retelling of the U.S. radiomen who learned Japanese katakana code and how to copy Japanese navy comms, leading to the birth of the U.S. Navy’s radio intelligence organization.
A Year of the Teacher
Steve Logston. Austin Macauley Publishers. $26.95 hardcover (222p), ISBN 978-1-78693-249-5; $13.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78693-250-1
The book covers the life of the main character, Tony Stephens, for one year. During this time, he has monumental successes but also suffers some catastrophic losses.
Beowulf: A Translation into English Verse
Matthew Hutchinson. Archway Publishing. $14.99 paper (208p), ISBN 978-1-4808-8522-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4808-8523-3
A poet shares a new rendition of a classic piece of English literature, intended for anyone who loves bloody tales of adventure and courage.
The Bomb that Blew Up God
Freddy Niagara Fonseca. 1st World Publishing. $19.95 paper (194p), ISBN 978-1-4218-3655-3
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This collection of 113 poems unites seven major themes in seven chapters. It reads like a travelogue through the soul and life on planet Earth.
An Expression of Love: Told in Poems
Dave Rouhier. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (288p), ISBN 978-1-7283-3096-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-3095-2
Discover what love is at the deepest level as Rouhier explains in the form of a series of emotion-evoking poetry.
The Fountain of My Destiny
Trevian J. Hunter Brannon. Lulu. $9.94 paper (126p), ISBN 978-0-359-43402-2
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Through idiosyncratic poetry, prose, and social commentary, the wordsmith turned captain paints a picture of an illustrious adventure.
I Don’t Want to Dance in the Rain
Tanya Rose. Austin Macauley Publishers. $20.95 hardcover (64p), ISBN 978-1-64182-534-4; $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64182-533-7
Rose reflects on a soul destined for failure and pushed over life’s edge in this poetry collection.
Dark Secret in London
Tom Toomey. Austin Macauley Publishers. $16.88 hardcover (192p), ISBN 978-1-64378-488-5; $11.32 paper, ISBN 978-1-64378-487-8
When Alban discovers damning information regarding London’s high society and the capturing and killing of young boys, only he and his cunning instincts can provide justice.
Death by Your Own Device (A Philip Sarkis Mystery)
Peter Kowey. iUniverse. $20.99 paper (304p), ISBN 978-1-5320-9383-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-9382-1
After discovering unnecessary medical devices in his patients, a cardiologist gets curious and ends up dead. Dr. Philip Sarkis picks up the investigative torch, which could prove a fatal mistake.
Lost Secret of the Ancient Ones
(The Manna Chronicles #1)
Chris Reynolds. Chris Reynolds Media Group. $17.95 paper (492p), ISBN 978-1-7348939-2-2
Throughout history, many have sought an ancient secret so powerful it can change the world. Its discovery has emboldened those seeking a new world order. They must be stopped.
Pay Back (Cooper Vietnam Era Quartet: 1975)
D.Z. Church. Bodie Blue Books. $15 paper (331p), ISBN 978-0-9983297-8-9
In the waning days of the U.S.’s involvement in Vietnam, Laury Cooper dives back into Saigon to make good on promises he may not be able to keep. His brother, Cdr. Byron Cooper, has one last chance to redeem himself aboard an aircraft carrier in the South China Sea.
Quando Dormo: When I Sleep
Edward Izzi. Cassino Publishing. $19.99 paper (395p), ISBN 978-0-578-23101-3
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A pro-life obstetrician with sleepwalking habits wakes up with burned hands while family clinics are burning.
Jeremiah D. Davis. KDP. $9.99 paper (133p), ISBN 979-8-6094-8556-4; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B084BNQTPG
Two children, an unknown place, and a sea of questions. The only way for them to receive answers is to complete a test. But it isn’t that simple. It never is.
Rich Yoder. Austin Macauley Publishers. $26.95 hardcover (220p), ISBN 978-1-64575-026-0; $13.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64536-339-2
An evil wizard plots revenge using powers of unearthly origin. The novel chronicles the events leading up to his curse and the efforts of those who try to undo the anathema.
The Books of Norene II: The Masked Man
Jane Sefc. AuthorHouse. $18.67 paper (242p), ISBN 978-1-7283-8552-5; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-8551-8
When the Masked Man attacks King Ethan, things get serious. Everyone wants to get the mystery man, but no one knows where he’s hiding. The hunt starts, yet it’s not clear who’s hunting whom.
The Devil’s Daughters
Frank Roselli. Xlibris. $26.99 paper (730p), ISBN 978-1-9845-5070-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-9845-5069-9
Conjoined twins are secluded and kept in the attic by their coldhearted father. Will they ever escape?
Earth’s Last Ships: The Jericho
Ryan Rodriguez. Rising Phoenix Books. $28.99 hardcover (282p), ISBN 978-1-7349585-0-8; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7349585-1-5
The remnants of humanity, struggling to survive in deep space, discover a paradise fraught with war and conflict. They must end a magical war to secure a new home for humankind.
Election 2220: Night of the Voting Dead
John Pansini. RtS Publishing. $14.99 paper (325p), ISBN 978-1-7351873-0-3
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Two descendants of Donald J. Trump, Russell Limbaugh-Trump (D) and cousin Sarah Palin-Trump (R), run for mayor of Stars Hollow, Conn., in an election set for November 2220. Zombies are the crucial swing vote.
Aaron Clayton. Aaron Clayton. $19.99 paper (419p), ISBN 979-8-6489-8384-7
Tim escaped prison to get away from the ghosts of those he killed. He’s traveling to a haunted family estate known as the Gables. Will the ghosts let him leave the Gables alive?
The House on Abigail Lane
Kealan Patrick Burke. Elderlemon Press. $5.99 paper (102p), ISBN 979-8-6551-8342-1; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B08BGD63P6
From the outside, it looks like an ordinary American home, but since its construction in 1956, people have vanished as soon as they’ve gone upstairs.
Wai Kit Chiang. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (226p), ISBN 978-1-4691-8188-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4691-8190-5
Cdr. Robert Jameson makes a long voyage into space, one that doesn’t require its crew to hibernate during travel. His crew must work autonomously to keep the ship stable through its travels.
Omega Crisis (Gemini Gate #1)
Steven E. Wilde. Steven E. Wilde. $21.99 hardcover (402p), ISBN 978-1-77342-078-3; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-77342-077-6
President McCormick faces an omega crisis—the detonation of a nuclear weapon on U.S. soil—and Dr. Amos Blund’s research might hold the key to saving the human race from nuclear war.
Penchant for Darkness
J. Elizaga. J. Elizaga. $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9990863-3-9
A wormhole to hell is one man’s path to destiny. Miles Penchant discovers his extraterrestrial abilities, which he must learn to use against a powerful perpetual machine of malfeasance.
Sage, Smoke & Fire
Ryan Kurr. Ingram Spark. $18.99 paper (666p), ISBN 978-1-7347245-1-6; $12.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7347245-2-3
When the earth’s gravitational pull activates a gene making Nina capable of magic, she heads to Louisiana to lead a coven of witches and restore balance to the world.
Frances Mensah Williams. Frances Mensah Williams. $12.94 paper (474p), ISBN 978-0-9569175-4-6
Set in Ghana, these are the intertwined stories of three couples searching for the perfect marriage.
Life in the Chastity Zone
Holly Brandon. Holly Brandon. $12.99 paper (460p), ISBN 979-8-6337-8268-4
Chastity Morgan is a brilliant engineer, but she's clueless about men. A clairvoyant comes to her aid. Whether she pays heed to advice during sinister events in the modern dating world remains to be seen.
Sketches of Life
A. Gavazzoni. A. Gavazzoni. $3 e-book, ASIN B081CZN8ZW
Across Argentina, Austria, France, Spain, and the United States during WWII, Lily and Ninon, two women, must find a way to survive in a world turned upside down.
Margaret Godsman. Austin Macauley Publishers. $11.95 paper (192p), ISBN 978-1-5289-3026-0; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5289-6621-4
Godsman’s memoir captures her time at home in the 1960s, when she and her brother were 12 and 14, respectively, and choosing to navigate life for themselves after their family splintered.
(30) From Woodward and Bernstein to Donald Trump: A Career
P.J. Cratty. Austin Macauley Publishers. $27.95 hardcover (238p), ISBN 978-1-64182-975-5; $9.76 paper, ISBN 978-1-64182-974-8
Cratty asserts that print journalism is dying as a result of a self-inflicted wound, as bean counters, not newspaper people, are now in charge of most publications.
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: From Disability to Possibility
Hanneke Boot. AuthorHouse. $30.26 paper (82p), ISBN 978-1-7283-9824-2; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-9823-5
Presented in diary format, this memoir shares Boot’s challenges with a physical disability as she fosters her talent for painting with her mouth.
Airplane Stories and Histories
Norman Currey. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (180p), ISBN 978-1-5245-8828-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-8827-4
Currey chronicles 200 years of aviation highlights, including the exploits of aviation pioneers. An extensive bibliography is provided for enthusiasts.
The Blackpill Theory: Why Incels Are Right & You Are Wrong
Dr. Castle. Castle. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B081N1TVVL
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This book takes an in-depth look at three issues—lookism, romantic satisfaction, and modern dating—by exploring how incel (sexless) men experience them.
Briefly Biblical: A Concise Contemporary Commentary on Genesis King James Version of the Holy Bible
Deacon Jerry Shilling. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (124p), ISBN 978-1-7960-8441-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-8440-5
This guide gives a commentary on the Book of Genesis geared toward both beginning Bible readers and serious scholars.
Coaching for Life
Andrew A. Pansini. Pansini Press. $9.95 paper (123p), ISBN 979-8-6153-9782-0
In this self-help book, Pansini looks at how everyone has opportunities to inform, engage, and inspire others.
Despite My Odds: A Memoir
Denise Monique. Denise Monique. $14.95 paper (155p), ISBN 979-8-6079-0127-1; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0854CZ6HH
A life of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse leads Monique down a destructive path. This story seeks to inspire readers to look within for the strength to push forward and rise above it all.
Dog Secrets: Fun and Fascinating Things Your Dog Wants You to Know
Paulette Cooper Noble. Polo Publishing. $24.95 paper (135p), ISBN 979-8-6159-6079-6
Over 200 informative and interesting, fun and funny, quirky and snarky facts, helpful tips and offbeat and bizarre news stories for dog nuts. With over 150 color photos.
Doomsday Cults: The Devil’s Hostages
Alan R. Warren. Alan R. Warren. $13.99 paper (246p), ISBN 979-8-6518-3406-8
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Warren examines cults whose destructive behavior was due in large part to their apocalyptic beliefs or doomsday movements.
The Farang, the Gora and the Gwai Lo: My Life; A Hotelier’s Journey Around the World
Tamir Kobrin. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (180p), ISBN 978-1-7283-4259-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-4258-0
Kobrin, who has managed luxury hotels throughout the world, shares useful leadership lessons for aspiring hoteliers and expats in a globally diverse workplace.
Joan Marie Kelly. AuthorHouse. $33.99 paper (82p), ISBN 978-1-5462-5066-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-5067-8
From her university teaching position in Singapore, artist Kelly navigates an interwoven view of complex community relations with her own status as a foreigner who engages communities with art making.
Jesus in My Corner: A Boxer’s Journey; From Hell to Christianity
Andrew Flute. Austin Macauley Publishers. $12.95 paper (192p), ISBN 978-1-78848-770-2; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5289-4478-6
Former captain of the England boxing team Andy Flute details how a religious spiritual awakening helped him overcome a myriad of lifelong challenges with violence and alcohol.
A Korean War Odyssey: Bringing Home Uncle Donnie—MIA in Korea Since 1950
Tom Gormley. Trafford. $13.99 paper (244p), ISBN 978-1-4907-9920-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4907-9918-6
Set within the Korean War is the story of Cpl. Donald Matney—his exploits, his sudden disappearance, and Gormley’s efforts to locate and bring him home.
Mindfulness for the Ultimate Athlete: Mastering the Balance Between Power and Peace
Prince Daniels Jr. 4LBU. $14.99 paper (116p), ISBN 978-1-7352852-1-4; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7352852-0-7
An infinitesimal difference exists between a good athlete and a great one. Former NFL running back Daniels shares the path to unlocking true potential.
Occupational Stress, Job Satisfaction, Mental Health, Adolescents, Depression and the Professionalisation of Social Work
Francis Borboh Dumbuya. AuthorHouse. $14.35 paper (112p), ISBN 978-1-7283-9861-7; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-9860-0
Meant mainly for social workers, Dumbuya’s book aims to highlight issues social workers face, techniques they can use, the process of professionalization, and reviews of social work journals.
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.
Positive Affirmation—Fear No More: Memoir
Anne Marie Herman. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-7283-4124-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-4123-1
Herman offers a plan intended to help reverse type 2 diabetes by managing food and exercise.
President Trump and My Neighbor: Two Different People Who Are Very Much the Same
Arliss Coats. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (132p), ISBN 978-1-7960-3675-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-3674-9
This is a story about two people who, due to unforeseeable and unpreventable circumstances, are a big part of author Coats’s life.
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 describes 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.
Sad Joys on Deployment
Greg Bruce. Austin Macauley Publishers. $24.95 hardcover (174p), ISBN 978-1-5289-0591-6; $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5289-0590-9
Bruce describes his experience as a military surgeon on deployment with the Australian Defence Force, including surgical challenges, training, military travel, living conditions, friendly and unfriendly defense forces, coping upon returning home, and other issues.
Secrets of the Holy Bible (First Ed. Rev.)
John Terpstra. AuthorHouse. $28.99 paper (584p), ISBN 978-1-7283-2117-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-2116-5
Science and biblical research collaborate as Terpstra argues that together they reveal the secrets of the entire Holy Bible and solve mysteries that have been debated for centuries.
Single Again, and Again, and Again...: What Do You Do When Life Doesn’t Go to Plan?
Louisa Pateman. Balboa Press. $16.99 paper (224p), ISBN 978-1-5043-2138-9; $7.51 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-2139-6
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Pateman recites her quest to find her happily ever after. Diligently, she tries to fulfill her life plan—find her soulmate, get married, and have children—but things don’t go as planned.
Rhonda Findling. New York City Girl Publishing. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B08B2Q7RHF
Psychotherapist Findling’s memoir is about how her family survived when her father left them to be with another woman, leaving Findling, her mother, and her brother poverty stricken in the revolutionary 1960s.
Soaring Through Silent Skies: Deaf and Life, Sport and Success
Brian Ehlers. Brian Ehlers. $15.99 paper (204p), ISBN 979-8-6554-1920-9
A firsthand insight into a trailblazer who, despite being deaf, became a successful athlete, father, coach, and life mentor in a hearing world.
Stop Killing Us: My Story and the History of Racism in America
Terry Keys. Terry Keys. $9.99 paper (305p), ISBN 978-1-0878-9542-0
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Keys takes aim at the racial divide facing America today in this memoir.
Survival in Paradise: Sketches from a Refugee Life in Curaçao
Manfred Wolf. iUniverse. $17.95 paper (286p), ISBN 978-1-4917-2264-0
A memoir of a young refugee’s adolescence—his attempts to be part of the Caribbean island’s vibrant culture and his struggles to free himself from the shadow of WWII.
An Unexpected Road to Motherhood
Sabine Garvey Campbell. Austin Macauley Publishers. $20.95 hardcover (78p), ISBN 978-1-64536-224-1; $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64536-223-4
Campbell tells her personal story of growth as a wife and woman when her journey to becoming a mother did not go as planned, though it ultimately did lead her to a fairy tale ending.
Up from Adams Street
Larry Crane. Maine Authors Publishing. $14.95 paper (229p), ISBN 978-1-63381-185-0
Crane’s memoir follows him as he comes of age in a small town in Illinois with sports as his ticket to a bigger world. A surprise appointment to West Point opens the door to adventures he couldn’t imagine.
Whoa, Whoa, Whoa
E.P. Gold. AuthorHouse. $11.46 paper (70p), ISBN 978-1-7283-9903-4; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-9902-7
This erotic memoir takes things up many notches as readers watch “Mummy” grow as a person in her own right and as a sensual, sexual, passionate lady with a very tenacious nature.
The Woo-Woo Sisters’ Wee Book of Wisdom: Just Some Little Life Essentials I Wish I Had Known When
Cynthia Ann Drew Barnes. Xlibris. $16.99 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-7960-8268-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-8267-8
This book seeks to help liberate readers from their fears and from other people’s expectations.
Zen and the Art of Funk Capitalism
Karun Philip. iUniverse. $11.95 paper (124p), ISBN 978-0-595-20514-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4697-0173-8
Philip attempts to provide a new explanation of why capitalism succeeds where it does, yet fails to achieve universal welfare as its most vocal proponents claim it ought to.
The Bears of the Evergreen Forest: Basil and Brenda Go for a Stroll
Hazel Thompson. AuthorHouse. $18.73 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-7283-9760-3; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-9761-0
Bears Brenda and Basil are taking an adventurous stroll in Evergreen Forest. Follow them as they meet new friends and do fun activities.
Patrick Matthews. Second Story Up. $24.99 hardcover (300p), ISBN 978-1-7330777-4-3; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7330777-5-0
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Magic, mystery, family secrets, and danger abound in this coming-of-age fantasy novel about a modern Florida boy who discovers dragons all around him.
The Brave Little African Girl
Thabitha Mathabatha. AuthorHouse. $10.02 paper (48p), ISBN 978-1-7283-5187-2; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-5189-6
This picture book shares the story of Fofo, an African girl who saves a lion cub but must deal with the consequences.
A Christmas Love Story: Nicholas Nutcracker & Brittany Ballerina
Maureen McCabe, illus. by Anastasiia Khmelevska. The Christmas Ornament Shop. $19.99 hardcover (24p), ISBN 978-1-7347455-0-4; $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7347455-1-1
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Two Christmas tree ornaments, Nicholas Nutcracker and Brittany Ballerina, are both in search of their true love.
Gizmo 4 President! (Gizmo’s Awesome Adventures)
Suzanne Kline and Dulce Da Costa, illus. by Jim Hunt. 2 Paws Up Studios. $17.99 hardcover (40p), ISBN 978-0-9992348-2-2
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Gizmo is a fun-loving surfing canine candidate who is cruising the campaign trail and joining paws with his best pals to save the seas.
The Jellies and the Crunchers
Matt Bell. Covenant Books. $13.95 paper (28p), ISBN 978-1-64670-854-3
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A town is divided about what food people should and should not eat. The conflict comes to a head as a brave little girl shows them how to resolve their conflict.
Just Being You
Dulcie Winston. Austin Macauley Publishers. $7.95 paper (20p), ISBN 978-1-5289-2156-5; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5289-6348-0
A dog, Sam, watches the neighbor’s cat, Misty, wishing that he could be like her. He doesn’t realize that Misty secretly wishes that she was like him.
The Last of Ryn Dvarek: A Journey into Dreams
D.R. O’Shea. Bowker. $19.99 paper (487p), ISBN 978-0-578-71323-6
When Cael and Wynn find out they have gifts, their dreams turn into nightmares. Sought out for their power, they’re taken across the Five Kingdoms toward a mysterious academy.
A Little Noble
Janet R. Macreery. Outskirts Press. $14.95 paper (198p), ISBN 978-1-9772-2835-2
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Mercy must rely on Calum, a Highland lad, to finish her mission by midsummer. Their journey takes Mercy to places she had never imagined and Calum to the place he vowed never to return to.
Molly Saw a Bear
Leta Serafim, illus. by Casey Gerber. Red Robin Press. $22.95 hardcover (30p), ISBN 978-1-0878-8373-1; $18.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-0878-7663-4
Molly is a very shy child who hates talking in school. Then one day a bear appears on the playground, and Molly suddenly finds her voice in order to save it.
My Furry Friends
Anna Munro. Austin Macauley Publishers. $20.95 hardcover (16p), ISBN 978-1-64378-033-7; $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64378-032-0
When a lonely stray raccoon has nowhere else to go, he nestles under a young boy’s home, where he finds food, warmth, and most importantly, friendship.
Nathaniel’s Got the Blues
David L. Heaney. David Heaney. $13.99 paper (163p), ISBN 978-0-9600593-2-4; $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9600593-3-1
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Bored, depressed, and ready to give up, the old rat Nathaniel encounters his wise possum friend Leach, who teaches him to engage and extract life’s meaning hiding in plain sight.
Scaredy the Scarecrow
Michael Stuart. AuthorHouse. $30.26 paper (90p), ISBN 978-1-7283-9068-0; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-9069-7
Follow a scarecrow having adventures around his farm. This book contains 20 stories designed to bring laughter and entertainment to children.
J. Wassmer. Austin Macauley Publishers. $20.95 hardcover (84p), ISBN 978-1-64750-056-6; $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64750-057-3
Evan’s grandmother disappeared and left him a magical pen that can bring his drawings to life. Evan battles for his dreams and learns to govern the hidden world, Smudge.
This Is My Home
Ana. Austin Macauley Publishers. $22.92 hardcover (31p), ISBN 978-1-64575-411-4; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64575-410-7
Ana’s work is a hymn to Earth. It is about the riches and beauty of flora and fauna that make it so special. Preserving Earth means preserving lives, for present and future generations.
Willowmena’s Quest (Land of Bleak Series)
Sandra Rhea. Blissful Light Press. $12.95 paper (231p), ISBN 978-0-578-49714-3
When a motherless young girl named Willowmena stumbles over Merloo, a fairy with a broken wing, the two become unlikely friends in a barren land where friendship is virtually unknown.
The Winter’s Trail
Sharon Breeling. Austin Macauley Publishers. $22.95 hardcover (130p), ISBN 978-1-64378-911-8; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64378-910-1
This book is a modern western about the life of a Colorado rancher and his relationships with his family, horses, and land.