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2011: A Collection of Prose and Cons

Bob Mayfield. Mienmymaw Pubs. $14 paper (232p), ISBN 978-0-934388-00-9


Written with caustic wit and a satirical bent, these tales sometimes tickle, sometimes outrage, exposing the real world for what it perhaps truly is—a joke.

Angela’s Letter

Mark Roddy. Austin Macauley Publishers. $26.95 (182p), ISBN 978-1-64979-171-9; $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64979-169-6


A man in his 60s receives a letter from his first love over 40 years after they last saw each other, suggesting they reunite.


Robert M. Tucker. KDP. $15.99 paper (380p), ISBN 978-1-4134-6297-5; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B001OMGZP2


In the turbulent 1960s, a young woman grows up in a Southern mill town. This novel is intended to resonate with current issues of gender, racial, and religious intolerance.

The Fearless Moral Inventory of Elsie Finch

Lynn Byk. Capture Books. $18.99 paper (424p), ISBN 978-1-951084-49-3; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0B9V2LYX4


Consequences come with the Finch family estate, consequences no one bargained for, but what Elsie covets is the truth.

Impossible to Be Human

Robert Kalich. Bunin & Bannigan. $23.95 (216p), ISBN 978-1-933480-51-0; $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-933480-52-7


In his 80s, David Lazar analyzes his success and asks, “Can a gambler become a loving husband and father?” The fragility of existence is exacerbated by Covid-19.

Incident 395

John Riha. RT3 Media. $16.95 paper (310p), ISBN 978-0-9911579-4-5, Ingram

When a monster wildfire explodes, a father and his blind 11-year-old daughter are trapped while backpacking in the Kalmiopsis region of southern Oregon.

Kiss My Carol! A Christmas Carol Comedy for Nutballs

Nicolas Rose. The Happiness Factory. $9.99 paper (105p), ISBN 978-0-578-99403-1; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B08HXVSB9T

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A broad comedy parody of A Christmas Carol set in Victorian England.

The Lamb of God

Philip Photiou. Austin Macauley Publishers. $36.95 (390p), ISBN 978-1-398-46165-9; $21.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-398-46164-2


Thrown into the maelstrom known as the War of the Roses, Philip Neville is a cousin to both King Edward IV and the Earl of Warwick. Philip’s loyalty is countered by a murderous, envious, and judgmental personality, which alienates many on his path.

Lost Souls of Leningrad

Suzanne Parry. She Writes Press. $17.95 paper (344p), ISBN 978-1-64742-267-7; $9.49 e-book, ASIN B09NPVFSX7


A widowed violinist and her teenage granddaughter are trapped in wartime Leningrad while the men they love fight to break Hitler’s grip in this epic tale of survival, devotion, and family.

Pericles and Aspasia: A Story of Ancient Greece

Yvonne Korshak. Rushmore Press. $14.95 paper (490p), ISBN 978-1-959182-21-4; $3.95 e-book, ISBN 978-1-959182-23-8


The Athenian statesman Pericles and the influential courtesan Aspasia love against the odds, their story bringing to life the arts and politics of the world’s first great democracy.

The Persephone Theory

Namir Rashid Thompson. RoseDog Books. $12 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-4809-8203-1; $7 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4809-8226-0

Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Demeter, leaves her immortal children behind to roam Earth, spreading messages that power is being abused and life is a cycle of rebirth and vengeance.


William J. Berenger. Austin Macauley Publishers. $24.95 (158p), ISBN 978-1-5289-1969-2; $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5289-1968-5


Captured on the first day of the Gallipoli campaign in 1915, Sergeant Berenger must escape from imprisonment at Kilit Bahir on the Turkish-held Dardanelles to return to the Anzac lines.


Catherine Anne Terrick. Austin Macauley Publishers. $13.95 paper (198p), ISBN 978-1-64979-601-1; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-64979-602-8


The bonds of two best friends are severely tested when reality seems to crush their youthful dreams. Faith and endurance, however, will reward them with an unexpected reunion.

The Vicar of Abchurch

David Jessop. Austin Macauley Publishers. $24.95 (114p), ISBN 978-1-398-44840-7; $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-398-44839-1


An old vicar and his wife strive to keep Christian faith alive in a rundown City of London church, despite the seeming indifference of senior authority.

Visions of Johanna

Peter Sarno. PFP. $17.85 paper (330p), ISBN 979-8-9866266-0-4; $4.85 e-book, ASIN B0BFM1ZH65

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Matt’s burdened by past demons, and Johanna, navigating an ’80s man’s world, masks secrets of her own. Readers follow them as they connect and pursue their dreams to paint and write.

Who Murdered Tanya?

Bertie Angammana. Austin Macauley Publishers. $8.95 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-5289-7861-3; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5289-7864-4


This is a fictional story about the trial of the defendant for the murder of his onetime lover, Tanya. The defendant was acquitted by the jury.

Xylene X Band: A Fictionalized Chapter in the History of X Band

Charles Harvey. Charles Harvey. $18 paper (442p), ISBN 979-8-9857897-0-6


In the broadest terms, it’s a “prince and the pauper” tale. Specifically, an ’80s rock star suddenly believes he is a Harvard graduate. The ending, though, is quite different.


Atheists and Empty Spaces

Michael Thomas. Austin Macauley Publishers. $13.95 paper (212p), ISBN 978-1-64979-749-0; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-64979-750-6


Poems, mostly in traditional verse forms, address the empty spaces created by postmodern disillusionment with nature, the supernatural, religion, and art.

Bits and Pieces: Thoughts from a Life in Poetry and Prose

Joyce Henefield Coleman. iUniverse. $10.99 paper (86p), ISBN 978-1-5320-6480-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-6479-1


Pain and beauty, and health and illness, fill Coleman’s collection of imaginative observations and poetic experiences.

I Messaged My Ex

Samuel L. Field. YndFwd Publishing. $17.95 paper (104p), ISBN 978-0-648-31836-1


Field’s poetry explores falling in love and moving on without.

Instructions of the Spirit: 50 Poems & Intimations

D. Patrick Miller. Fearless Books. $14.95 paper (86p), ISBN 978-1-73218-504-3; $8.95 e-book, ISBN 978-1-00-505946-0

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Widely published journalist and essayist Miller offers a collection of 50 poems and “intimations” celebrating the challenges and mysteries of spiritual experience.


A Death at the Potawatomi Club

Stephen Timbers. Dorrance Publishing Co. $33 (408p), ISBN 978-1-68537-190-6; $24 paper, ISBN 978-1-68537-223-1

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Charlie Bailey is an amateur sleuth suspected of the murder of a friend and client. He outruns the police while exposing his family and himself to the crosshairs of the real killer.

Deception in the Fog: A Victorian Vampire Tale

Alistair Carlyle. Alistair Carlyle. $10.99 paper (412p), ISBN 979-8-5549-8696-3; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0B1Z8YK7G


A young man mysteriously arrives on the estate of 29-year-old widow Elisabeth Ainsworth. Romance ensues, but she becomes increasingly wary of his true identity and strange medallion.

Devil’s Way

Robert Bryndza. Raven Street Publishing. $25.95 (334p), ISBN 978-1-914547-11-9; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0B5FNBHF9

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British PI Kate Marshall’s investigation into a young boy’s disappearance sends her down an unexpectedly twisted path in this thriller.

Dogged Pursuit

Tracy Carter. BookBaby. $18.99 paper (326p), ISBN 978-1-66783-454-2; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66783-455-9

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Carter’s mystery features a combination of canine and human personalities and a gorgeous Colorado backdrop.

The Encrypted Fortune Cookie: Mystery and Espionage

Bill Sims. Fortune Cookie Publishing. $4.99 paper (125p), ISBN 979-8-9854673-0-7


Three strangers get drawn into a covert CIA scheme.

Family Destiny

Robert Leclerc. Robert Leclerc. $14.50 paper (330p), ISBN 978-1-5497-9748-4; $8.49 e-book, ISBN 979-8-201-89343-9


Jarrett Edwards tracked his missing sister to a cruise liner and into a man’s search for his destiny. Jarret must escape and is rescued by military contractor Nick Stowe, who becomes the target.

My Neighbour Osama Bin Laden

Yslar Tatuky. Austin Macauley Publishers. $13.95 paper (174p), ISBN 978-1-398-47104-7; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-398-47105-4


A what-if exploration of what happened after the “liquidation” of Osama Bin Laden.


Kevin E.M. Clark. Austin Macauley Publishers. $35.95 (370p), ISBN 978-1-398-47707-0; $21.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-398-47706-3


Two teenage girls go missing as Detective Ryan seeks a serial killer, while political journalist Lisa Gordon is investigating the corruption of the prime minister when negotiating international deals.

A Portion of Malice (Ages of Malice #1)

Lloyd Jeffries. Buckminster Publishing. $13.99 paper (366p), ISBN 979-8-9855269-1-2; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-9855269-0-5


Jeffries chronicles one man’s explosive journey into the apocalypse and one man’s epic quest to confront God as an equal.

Potts Better Butter Bakery

S.D. Anderson. Cape Cod Publishing. $15.95 paper (280p), ISBN 979-8-7204-6975-7; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B08YS4KSDC


A mystery involving a new bakery, a dead body, Las Vegas mobsters, kidnappings, hidden loot, the FBI, the CIA, SWAT teams, and ghosts.

The Ridders

Lisa Towles. Indies United Publishing House. $27.99 (278p), ISBN 978-1-64456-437-0; $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64456-438-7

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A young PI becomes entangled in a global conspiracy orchestrated by a secret society of political operatives, which leads back to his own family and truths he can’t bear to face.


The Flaws of Gravity

Stephanie Caye. SC Smith. $12.99 paper (316p), ISBN 978-1-77806-460-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-77806-461-6

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A former lackey. A faerie plot to end the world. The existence of tequila is at stake. Oh, and humanity too.

The Vials of Our Wrath (Concerto for Rachel #1)

Mark Leo Tapper. Sousa House Press. $9.99 paper (272p), ISBN 978-0-9989066-2-1; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B072LNGJM9


Dr. Roger Mitchell seeks to expose the Global Health Directorate’s genetic plans for mankind before the religious fanatics at the Community for Natural Aging kill everyone in Second Age.


Makeda’s Ring, Part 1

Alfred Wallner. Austin Macauley Publishers. $28.95 paper (540p), ISBN 978-1-398-41339-9; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-398-41340-5


In Ethiopia in 1949, an Austrian doctor flees the loss of his fiancée. He gets involved in complicated love affairs, the tale of a mysterious ring, and a crime committed years earlier.

Strega—Magic: The Spirit Never Dies

Lynne Russell. NightTrainBooks. $15.99 paper (301p), ISBN 978-1-73276-107-0; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73276-106-3

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Annie Scotti confronts hereditary Italian witchcraft and reincarnation as passionate romances, centuries apart, converge along the Massachusetts shore. Insight comes from wise Aunt Esmeralda and strong new love Ian Cunningham.


Becoming Nobody: A Personal Account of One Man’s Search for Self-Knowledge

Rick Branch. Kindle Direct Publishing. $12.95 paper (374p), ISBN 979-8-6873-0794-9; 99¢ e-book, ASIN B083DF6MQ5


Branch tracks his 10-year quest for self-knowledge. He asserts that he found that true freedom comes from having not freedom of the self, but freedom from the self.

Bhutan Travelog: Bhutan Travel Guide

Ashley Chen and Joni Herison. Druk Asia Publishing. $24.99 paper (322p), ISBN 978-981-18-1355-9; $5.99 e-book, ASIN B09K9FP797


The authors aim to
provide readers with insights into Bhutan’s history, values, and customs, as well as travel tips and recommendations.

The Billionaire’s Folly: The Untold Story of Ethereum and the Unicorn that Wasn’t

Faisal Khan. Waterside Productions. $16.95 paper (264p), ISBN 978-1-958848-15-9; $9.95 e-book, ASIN B0BC9ZZJQ8


The true story of a crypto billionaire who created a massive social experiment startup that soon veered off the rails into anarchy and rampant greed.

Black Religiosity: A Biblical and Historical Perspective

E.G. Sherman Jr. Brilliant Books Literary. $8.99 paper (54p), ISBN 978-1-64133-873-8; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-64133-874-5


This book serves as a practical resource and reference reviewing early Black
religious experiences in the U.S. and
the importance of that spiritual anchor.


James Obi. Austin Macauley Publishers. $8.99 paper (226p), ISBN 978-1-398-48273-9; $4.50 e-book, ASIN B0BGSY6HMK


In his life, Obi has transcended violence and persecution to find enlightenment and freedom, while exploring spirituality, cosmology, and his own ancient cultural roots.

The Coming Singularity: The Rapid Evolution of Human Identity

Gary A. Freitas. Austin Macauley Publishers. $31.95 (294p), ISBN 978-1-64979-914-2; $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64979-912-8


Freitas argues that since humanity is the first electronically linked species—7.5 billion people operating with one degree of separation—it’s time to explore the psychological and social consequence of this reality on human identity.

Don’t Thank the Messenger: A True Telling of Divine Communications and Supernatural Encounters

J.J. Jorgensen. Jorgensen Enterprises. $14.98 paper (512p), ISBN 978-1-73462-662-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73462-660-5


Supernatural messages and events occur, though for some it is rare. Jorgensen’s life is filled with such inexplicable experiences.

Foster Parent & Substitute Teacher: World’s Greatest Jobs

Lois Simmons. Lulu. $19.99 paper (118p), ISBN 978-0-557-36926-3


Simmons follows the highs and lows of foster parents and their foster children.

Freddy’s Magic Garden: Incredible Cat Stories

Angelina Dayan. Angelina Dayan. $14.88 paper (352p), ISBN 979-8-8424-2980-6; $3.95 e-book, ASIN B0B7GRTVHW


Cat stories told from the point of view of cute kitty Freddy, his mum, and his friends are based on real-life adventures.

George Washington Dealmaker-in-Chief: The Story of How the Father of Our Country Unleashed the Entrepreneurial Spirit in America

Cyrus A. Ansary. Lambert Publications. $13.24 paper (632p), ISBN 978-1-73268-790-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73268-792-9


An account of how George Washington sought to put in place the entrepreneurial economy of America.

Happiness to the 10th Power: A General Life Plan for Being Happy!

T. Calvin Ward. Outskirts Press. $19.95 paper (176p), ISBN 978-1-977254-01-6

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According to the author, this is a simple manual that readers can use to find personal happiness. No pie-in-the- sky objectives, just 10 elements that support and enhance happiness.

Hold On to Your Muscle, Be Free of Disease: Optimize Your Muscle Mass to Battle Aging and Disease While Promoting Total Fitness and Weight Loss

Robert Lafelice. Gatekeeper Press. $16.99 paper (269p), ISBN 978-1-66292-922-9; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66292-923-6

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Lafelice presents his perspective on wellness and disease prevention in the context of muscle health. As a body grows older, it is imperative that muscle is held onto.

The Johannine Comma: 1 John 5:78

Christian Peter John Bahnerth. Xlibris. $8.99 paper (52p), ISBN 978-1-66988-857-4; $8.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66988-856-7


A study on the defense of the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, including whether Jesus was human or divine.

Laurence: Tales of Me & My Mentor

Khaleel The Writer. KDP. $15 paper (171p), ISBN 979-8-8428-7552-8; $7.99 e-book, ASIN B0B7ZYZ2PT


Laurence Washington— a prolific Colorado writer and journalist, professor, movie connoisseur, and friend—lives on in this book’s pages for those who knew him.

Leadership with a Servant’s Heart: Leading in Your Workplace

Kevin Wayne Johnson. Writing for the Lord Ministries. $24.95 paper (215p), ISBN 978-0-9883038-6-7; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-218-08509-4


A personal and professional challenge to all leaders to know better, do better, and ultimately, lead better.

Love Is a Losing Game

Preston Nelson. Austin Macauley Publishers. $6.99 paper (92p), ISBN 978-1-398-46374-5; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-398-46375-2


Advice on if and when a person should give the emotion of love. Hopefully, the real-life story in this book will be helpful to those in similar situations.

Magnificat: A God Who Never Stopped Considering Women

Debbie Blue. Juanuno1 Books. $20 paper (218p), ISBN 978-1-63753-104-4; $1499 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63753-105-1, Amazon,, Books-a-Million, IndieBound

Blue gives voice to the women of the Bible as together they turn the tables on patriarchy.

Meant 4 More: Discover the Next Chapter of Your Life

Brian Thomson. Home Church and Home of Hope. $20 paper (250p), ISBN 978-1-77780-350-6; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B0BDTNM88M

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The inspiring story of Home of Hope, a rescue initiative that serves thousands of children and families around the world.

Memories of a Reluctant Soldier

Bruce Conroe. Brilliant Books Literary. $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-64133-868-4 ISBN 978-1-64133-867-7


A personal account of a draftee’s Army life in the mid-1950s, when world events created great tension. A close look at a different time.

Miles from the Sideline: A Mother’s Journey with Her Special Needs Daughter

Maura Weis. Pen Culture Solutions. $5.99 paper (94p), ISBN 978-1-63812-385-9


Weis, wife of former Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis, shares the challenges and blessings of raising their special needs daughter, Hannah.

My Name Was Mushroom: My Life as a Teenage Runaway in the Source Family Commune

Wendy Baker and Brian Solon. Think It Publishing. $27 (241p), ISBN 978-0-9960552-7-7; $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-9960552-6-0


At age 14, Baker left home and joined the Source Family. She was on a quest for spiritual direction while also questioning her pregnancy, relationships, and place in the universe.

Odyssey of High Hopes: An Immigrant’s Tale of Sacrifice, Courage, and Love

Cyrus A. Ansary. Lambert Publications. $12.50 paper (400p), ISBN 978-1-73268-793-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73268-795-0

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An immigrant’s tale of the harrowing, captivating, and sometimes funny roller-coaster hike across the slopes of the American dream.

The Ordeal: A Journey from Misfortune, Illness and Betrayal to Truth

Josephine Walden. Lulabelle Publishers. $12.99 paper (400p), ISBN 979-8-8474-0289-7; $1.99 e-book, ASIN B0BB8PRMPP


After a series of life-changing events and illness, Walden and her sister inherited two estates. As probate progressed, Walden was blissfully unaware of subtle and then overt machinations.

Outside Mental Health: Voices and Visions of Madness

Will Hall. Madness Radio. $18 paper (402p), ISBN 978-0-9965143-0-9; 99¢ e-book, ISBN 978-0-9965143-1-6

In this collection of interviews and essays, therapist, Madness Radio host, and schizophrenia survivor Hall asks, “What does it mean to be called crazy in a crazy world?”

Plus-Size: A Memoir of Pop Culture, Fatphobia, and Social Change

Mekdela. BookBaby. $9.99 paper (98p), ISBN 978-1-0983-9836-1; 99¢ e-book, ASIN B09S3CRHLM


Featuring media from the 1990s, early 2000s, 2010s, and today, this memoir tells a story of America’s uneasy and ever-changing relationship with fat.

The Queen of Gay Street

Esther Mollica. Idee Fixe Books. $16.99 paper (204p), ISBN 979-8-9869581-1-8; 99¢ e-book, ISBN 979-8-9869581-0-1

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A queer journalist singlehandedly becomes New York’s first columnist on lesbian dating. Now she has her hardest subject to write about: her editor.

Somewhere in the Music, I’ll Find Me:

A Memoir

Laurie Markvart. Laurie Markvart. $24.99 (362p), ISBN 979-8-8402-3157-9; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0B6RWLV2T


A coming-of-age story told with suspense and dashes of humor of a woman’s journey to self-acceptance in the face of grief and devastating loss.

Sparks of Wisdom: From Rabbi Yehonatan Eybeshitz

Yacov Barber. Gerber’s Miracle Publishers. $24.95 paper (360p), ISBN 979-8-218-07924-6


Drawing from his vast knowledge of Torah, Kabbalah, and Talmud, Rabbi Yehonatan Eybeshitz continues to teach about the inner and outer world more than 250 years after his passing.

This Book Found You! So Pick It Up and Read It

Beronica Parham. Gatekeeper Press. $6.99 e-book, ASIN B0B7Z59ZBW


Parham asserts that this isn’t a typical self-help book, but is instead a love letter to the reader. It seeks to helps readers see their potential if they’ve embraced their inner power.

Victory on Ice: The Chicago Blackhawks’ First Stanley Cups

Paul R. Greenland. North Hill Books. $21.95 paper (241p), ISBN 978-0-9659128-1-5

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Greenland recounts the epic battles, fatal sacrifices, and highly improbable circumstances that brought the Stanley Cup to Chicago twice during the 1930s.

Well Done: A WWII Memoir from Childhood Dreams to Naval Aviator

Nancy Hungerford. Xlibris. $17.99 (284p), ISBN 978-1-66415-486-5; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66415-485-8

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From his boyhood passion for flying to Navy aviator aboard the USS Franklin in the Pacific theater during WWII, Robert Hungerford’s life is explored.

Write to Riches: 7 Practical Steps to Manifesting Abundance from Your Books

Renee Rose. Wilrose Dream Ventures. $15.99 paper (366p), ISBN 979-8-4130-9869-1; $7.99 e-book, ASIN B09RW43WWS

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This book hopes to teach readers the power of abundance mindset, manifesting desires, and attracting wealth from their books.

You Are Your Healer: The Ultimate Guide to Heal Your Past, Transform Your Life & Awaken to Your True Self

Yol Swan. Sri Devi Press. $18.95 paper (274p), ISBN 978-0-9863654-5-4; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9863654-4-7

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Integrating ancient Vedic wisdom into a practical system of self-discovery, Swan shares her empowering method for being fully present and at peace with yourself and others.


The Anteater in the Woods

Peter Willment. Austin Macauley Publishers. $8.95 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-398-46349-3; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-398-46350-9


An anteater waits by the same hole every day to eat his lunch, but one day he gets a strange surprise.

The Baby Quilt

Patricia Mistretta. Dorrance Publishing. $19 paper (30p), ISBN 979-8-88527-054-0; $14 e-book, ISBN 979-8-88527-783-9

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Expecting a new addition to her family, Alice designs and sews a beautiful quilt to bring warmth for years to come. Follow the adventures it will experience with the new baby.

Becoming a Hero

Cyndi “Go Go” Merritt, illus. by Oliver Kryzz Bundoc. The Becoming Books. $26.99 (47p), ISBN 978-1-73768-705-4; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-73768-704-7

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Sometimes kids can be mean to each other. Fortunately, kids can also be kind at heart and accepting. Follow Daniel and his friends as they discover the difference they make every day.

A Bully-Bad Day

Diana Kizlauskas. Bright Bear Books. $19.99 (48p), ISBN 978-0-9915233-8-2; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B0B3C2C459

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A boy and his dog have a bully-bad day when comical animal bullies invade their home in this zany, read-aloud story designed to help children identify and deal with bullying.

Chasing Crows

Richard Jones. Austin Macauley Publishers. $23.95 (116p), ISBN 978-1-398-49374-2; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-398-49373-5


A poignant tale of life set against the backdrop of both the rolling Shropshire countryside and the foreboding landscape of war-torn Korea and troubled Northern Ireland.

The Christmas Rescue: Paw Prints and the Magic of Love

Marie Motwani. Dorrance Publishing. $26 (44p), ISBN 978-1-63661-295-9; $21 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63661-881-4

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A little family of cats, after months of living on the street, come under the loving care of a new home.

Come the Kingdom

Heather H. Coen. Dorrance. $43 (190p), ISBN 978-1-63764-239-9; $30 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63764-555-0

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In a fantastical story full of mystery and adventure, Riel embarks on a dangerous quest to fulfill a prophecy. When faced with evil, Riel must decide what he stands for.

Emily’s Alaska Adventure Climbing Denali

Denise Saigh. Dorrance. $26 paper (118p), ISBN 978-1-64426-899-5; $21 e-book, ISBN 978-1-64426-881-0

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Denise and Emily are Alaskan mountaineers, bonded by their love of adventure. At the
tender age of eight years old, Emily dreams of being the youngest Alaskan woman to summit Denali.

Grandmother’s Bedtime Stories

Gloria M. Madden. Authors’ Tranquility Press. $7 paper (68p), ISBN 978-1-957208-41-1


This collection of stories is written to stir a child’s imagination, love, and understanding
of animals.

Justice: Do Not Approach Her

Sarah Ciacia. Austin Macauley Publishers. $21.95 paper (378p), ISBN 978-1-398-44552-9; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-398-44553-6


Justice is on the run after killing her father. She must save herself from the law as well as the teacher she had an affair with from those wishing to expose him.

The Lollipop Lickin’ Lizards

Carey D. Wilson, illus. by Bijan Samaddar. DartFrog Publishing. $20.99 (40p), ISBN 978-1-959096-14-6; $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-959096-15-3

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A trio of lizard brothers causes mischief and mayhem throughout their day.

Louisa the Whale

Lynn Bedran. Austin Macauley Publishers. $8.95 paper (28p), ISBN 978-1-398-43698-5; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-398-43699-2


Louisa feels lonely and different as the only whale in the sea. Jimmy the giraffe, living in a zoo nearby, helps Louisa find a new home within a diverse community.

Mini Monster Sudoku: How to Solve Sudoku Puzzles; Interactive Guide for Kids!

lmdjones. BookBaby. $14.75 paper (94p), ISBN 978-1-66786-670-3

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The mini monsters love sudoku puzzles. Join them as they help readers solve a standard 9 × 9 grid puzzle.

My Mother’s Pearls of Wisdom: Advice for Becoming a Practical Adult

Lisa Chase and Elena Chase. RoseDog Books. $21 (114p), ISBN 978-1-63867-466-5; $16 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63867-563-1


From relationship to investing tips that never wear with time, this book is a compilation of mother Elena Chase’s “pearls of wisdom.” Lisa Chase hopes that her mother’s insights will help readers make wise decisions and achieve their goals.

The Right Kind of Unexpected: A New Adult, Feel-Good Romance

Rayna York. Toad Tree Press. $12.99 paper (360p), ISBN 978-1-9990951-4-7; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-9990951-5-4

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Tess discovers even the worst situations can have a silver lining, and this one is a town called Jasper Creek, a diner everyone calls Earl’s, and a small-town mechanic named Colton Reed.

Roebell Sandwich: The Ups and Downs in a 12-Year-Old Boy’s Life

Martin Patin. Dorrance Publishing Company. $19 paper (224p), ISBN 978-1-68537-506-5; $14 e-book, ISBN 978-1-68537-520-1, Dorrance

A fictional story about the ups and downs in the life of 12-year-old Paul Roebell, growing up in Queens, New York, in the 1970s. The story centers around Paul’s dream of being on TV.


A.W. Karen. A.W. Karen. $15.99 paper (525p), ISBN 979-8-9870381-0-9; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-9870381-2-3

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A space cadet struggles to come to terms with her anxiety while facing the reality of her dystopian, space-obsessed world.

The Support Staff at Your School

Andrew C. Kirkpatrick, illus. by Blake Marsee. Palmetto Publishing. $23.99 (26p), ISBN 978-1-68515-487-5; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63837-908-9


A simple and effective tutorial for educating elementary-aged children on the benefits of support staff within the American education system.

Thunder: Little Man

Janell Lerille, illus. by Penny Weber. Dorrance Publishing. $34 (36p), ISBN 978-1-63937-268-3; $29 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63937-668-1

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A lost kitten named Thunder gets rescued by a loving family and grows into a playful troublemaker. His story will inspire other families to adopt a pet that needs a caring home.

Up on the Roof

Julie Gillett. Austin Macauley Publishers. $7.95 paper (18p), ISBN 978-1-5289-7999-3; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-398-45269-5


A family of seagulls decide to move to the seaside, but they notice another family has also moved up to the roof. Will they stay together?

The Wolf’s Den (Three Brothers Trilogy #1)

Elizabeth R. Jensen. Gryphon Publishing. $11.99 paper (272p), ISBN 979-8-9856474-0-2; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-9856474-1-9

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The three inseparable grandsons of Etria’s greatest war hero set off on different roads to knighthood. These boys were born to be knights and protect Etria no matter the cost.