Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 49 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 for more information.


Blown Cover: A Cuban Missile Crisis Novel

Peter J. Azzole. KDP. $13.99 paper (196p), ISBN 979-83-523-7729-1; $5.99 e-book, ASIN B0BK2P3JPM


Undercover radio intercept and reporting about Soviet activity in Cuba was dangerous. The CIA-Navy plan was bulletproof, until it wasn’t.

The Dream Lord

Johnathan P. Blackwell. Dorrance Publishing. $19 paper (218p), ISBN 979-88-85271-53-0; $14 e-book, ISBN 979-88-85278-78-2

Amazon,, Dorrance Publishing

Join the Dream Lord, guardian of your inner self and creator of your most intimate fantasies, to step into the world of dreams. You will witness the mystic possibilities of the mind and passions of reality.

Fore Play

Linda Sheehan. Black Rose Writing. $19.95 paper (235p), ISBN 978-1-68433-916-7; $5.99 e-book, ASIN B09WCT3VHV

Amazon,, Bam!

At Bellstone Country Club there’s lust, larceny, adultery, and embezzlement—all on the first nine holes.

From G to PG to R to X

Stephen C. Bird. Hysterical Dementia. $15 paper (178p), ISBN 979-82-18-02391-1; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0BJWXMM71

Amazon, BookBaby

Death, dystopia, hallucinations, political turmoil, gender confusion, morphing identities, secret ceremonies, epiphanies, and transform-ation inform the chaos of this tragicomic novella.

The Journal

Tiffany Joans. Endeavor Holdings. $14.99 paper (296p), ISBN 979-8-218-10384-2; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-3507-0229-3


On Illumination Night, the hidden ties between Cadence and Michael are unraveled, and what they discover threatens to break the bonds they have forged.

Miller’s Mansion: From the Soul of Blackwell’s Quill

Johnathan P. Blackwell. Dorrance Publishing. $19 paper (236p), ISBN 978-1-63867-195-4; $14 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63867-724-6

Amazon,, Dorrance Publishing

Charlie, a love-starved mortal, gets more than he bargained for when he purchases the mysterious Miller’s Mansion. With the house comes a host of heated and bizarre passions and an otherworldly woman of his dreams or nightmares.

A Present for Kainani: A Christmas Novella

Bill Thesken. Koloa Publishing. $8.99 paper (138p), ISBN 978-1-73725-216-0; 99¢ e-book, ASIN B0BNT6ZW1J

Amazon, Ingram

Santa and Mrs. Claus travel to Hawaii to deliver a present that fell out of the bag on Christmas Eve. While Mrs. Claus reads romance novels by the pool in Waikiki, Santa goes rogue.



James W. Bennetts. BookBaby. $16.99 paper (400p), ISBN 978-1-66787-365-7; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66787-366-4

Amazon,, BookBaby

A detective is pitted against a murderer and the cover-up of a priest’s abuse.

Echoes of the Past

Angela Grey and Paige Peterson. KDP. $19.99 (256p), ISBN 979-83-66475-75-4; $13.99 paper, ISBN 979-83-589-9823-0


A mystery loosely inspired by a variety of Minnesota events. Has destiny caught up with everyone involved, or is there a serial killer in the north country woods?


D. Michael Hallman. Reality Road Press. $10.99 paper (290), ISBN 979-8-9856035-1-4; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-9856035-2-1


A miracle drug restores sight to the blind but has some killer side effects. And not just for the patients.


The Genesis Backup

Dale Harwin. Dale Harwin. $14.99 paper (408p), ISBN 979-83-63874-71-0; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0BMM92X57

Amazon,, Books-a-Million

When William Ell investigates the murder of his father, a successful IT entrepreneur, he discovers that true artificial intelligence is a reality. But reality is not what it seems.

The Noble Villains (The Forge Born Trilogy #1)

Seth Wildschut. Sean Moss–ZipItOut Studios. $12 paper (453p), ISBN 979-85-976653-0-6; 99¢ e-book, ASIN B08THPW5WB

Amazon, Google Play, Kobo

Ex-soldier Darragh Moonford operates in society as an outlaw after being cast out by a kingdom that no longer needs him. No more kings, no more empires—the forge war begins.

Unleashed, Vol. 2

E.L. Jefferson. E.L. Books. $10 paper (164p), ISBN 978-1-66292-980-9


She is the product of man’s own greed. She is the beauty who stalks the night. Her chosen name is Raven, and she is death that walks.

Whispers of a Gypsy: A Supernatural Dark Thriller of Suspense and Horror

JT Patten. Helbound Productions. $16.99 paper (216p), ISBN 979-89-87300-51-0; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0BLXHGVKF


In this story, dark with twists, a uniquely gifted boy falls into a dangerous cat-and-mouse game with the arrival of a monstrous protector searching for something of the past.

Wingless (The Veil Series #1)

M.K. Dockery. Literature Drips Publishing. $17.99 paper (435p), ISBN 978-1-73792-272-8; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0BK684ZCV


The truth of the past and the fate of the future depend on two. One is an unlikely hero, and the other is a danger or potential savior to all.


A Compromising Position

Diane Merrill Wigginton. Jeweled Dagger Publishing. $16.99 paper (293p), ISBN 978-1-946146-11-3; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-946146-10-6

Amazon, Apple iBooks,

This suspenseful romance is set against the backdrop of Florida beaches and politics as Catherine and Ryan attempt to find a compromise, and their happily ever after, together.

Love, Lydie

Blair Harton. Blair Harton Writes. $14.99 paper (584p), ISBN 979-88-459-7718-2; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0BCHK45ZD


Life has a wild way of bringing people together. For three strangers, a series of letters unites them. Unearth the clues of this whimsical romance.

Silently (Transformation #1)

Talya Blaine. Talya Blaine Books. $13.99 paper (161p), ISBN 978-1-959336-03-7; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-959336-00-6

Amazon, Apple iBooks,, Kobo

One brazen move. Two simple rules. At its heart, this is a story about overcoming devastating loss and the unexpected people and places that help us begin to heal.

Sometimes You Just Know

Bill VanPatten. Bill VanPatten. $10.99 paper (293p), ISBN 979-83-62790-37-0; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0BM6GVMXY


Can a 30-year-old man overcome his fears and find love? With the help of a new friend, Arnie Violet embarks on a journey of self-discovery and learns to lean into life.

The Taste of Light

Giovanna Siniscalchi. Giovanna Siniscalchi. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0BMMBJD4B


A girl with dawn in her eyes doesn’t belong in Pedro’s shadows, but now that she’s floated into his life, he will battle whoever dares to take her from him.


A Cry in the Dark: A Stroke Survivor’s Story of Hope and Recovery

Terence Ang. Focus Publishing. $25 paper (148p), ISBN 978-981-1844-00-3


The story of one man’s journey to rediscover his voice, reclaim his dignity, and emerge stronger after a stroke.

The Delivery Man: The Art of Turning Ideas into Products in Silicon Valley

Sebastien Taveau. Tavo Reno Publishing. $19.95 paper (183p), ISBN 979-89-87047-41-5; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-87047-40-8


Discover the story of the invisible crowd who deliver services, products, and experiences for the Big Shot.

Discover How to Study Your Bible Guide: Bible Study Guide

Feyi Obamehinti. Feyi Obamehinti. $19.50 (75p), ISBN 979-83-66756-75-4; $10.50 paper, ISBN 979-83-65374-24-9


Learn how to study the Bible for yourself, and discover why studying the Bible is beneficial. Includes sample plans to study the Bible and how to assess your growth.

Emerging from the Dark

Terence Ang. Terence Ang. $29.99 paper (192p), ISBN 979-83-7103-923-1

Amazon, Apple iBooks,, Kobo, Smashwords

This book will change the way you see people recovering from strokes.

Enemies of Africa, Second Edition

Jaiden Baynes. Baymar Publishing. $22.99 paper (174p), ISBN 978-1-77808-874-2; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-77808-875-9

Amazon, Apple iBooks,

An exposé shining new light on Africa’s users and abusers, from the past to the present.

Focus Is Fertiliser: How to Grow a Positive Mindset

Kylie Brennan. Balboa Press Au. $8.99 paper (100p), ISBN 978-1-5043-2406-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-2407-6


With three simple steps, this book offers a profound shift to a growth mindset that changes the way one thinks, works, and feels.

The Forbidden Zone 1940

Anne Angelo. Xlibris AU. $14.31 paper (240p), ISBN 978-1-66988-840-6; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66988-839-0


Trapped in the German occupation, one woman joined the French Resistance. But when the Gestapo found out about her and she was inevitably betrayed, she had to go back to Scotland.

God out of the Shadows (The Truth About God #2)

Delores J. Porter. Xlibris US. $19.99 paper (356p), ISBN 978-1-66980-603-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66980-602-8


This book addresses the fables in today’s Christian doctrine that are not the message of Jesus Christ. Scripture proves that God has never orchestrated the adversities in anyone’s life.

How to Stop Thinking and Not Get Eaten by a Bear: The New Cognitive Behavioral Mind Training

Dogu Densei. Caduxeus Press. $24.99 paper (704p), ISBN 979-89-86338-94-1; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-86338-93-4


This book explores how to integrate psychology, meditation, mindfulness, spirituality, and consciousness exploration to achieve goals of wellness, well-being, and beyond.

A Japanese Boy Sees a New Light: Escaping from North Korea

Shu Shimizu. Partridge Singapore. $13.27 paper (138p), ISBN 978-1-5437-7095-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5437-7096-4


One Japanese boy experienced imperialism, communism, and democracy in the Korean peninsula less than a year before and after WWII. Find out how he survived the harsh North Korean winter as a refugee.

Johnny and Jazzbo: A True Story

Kathryn J. Hardy. Archway Publishing. $45 (662p), ISBN 978-1-66571-454-9; $35 paper, ISBN 978-1-66571-453-2, Amazon

Two extraordinary Southern men rise above the tumultuous times of the ’60s in America to learn the true meaning of compassion, love, and friendship.

Linux Mint 21: Desktops and Administration

Richard Petersen. Surfing Turtle Press. $45 paper (632p), ISBN 978-1-949857-31-3; $26 e-book, ISBN 978-1-949857-29-0


Linux mint 21 (Vanessa) is based on the Ubuntu 22.04 LTR (Long Term Release). The Cinnamon and Mate desktops are examined in detail.

A Man’s Late Night Thoughts

James Richman. Book Vine Press. $27.95 (367p), ISBN 978-1-957781-44-0


These thoughts convey meanings to those things we so often contemplate and try to understand.

On Full Automatic: Surviving 13 Months in Vietnam

William V. Taylor Jr. Deep Water Press. $19.95 paper (341p), ISBN 978-1-73662-160-8; $6.99 e-book, ASIN B09D5STQRC

Amazon, Apple iBooks

Marine recruit Taylor and his brother Marines push through back-to-back operations with little time to rest or reflect. Survivors will be ensnared by memories of a real yet surreal nightmare. After more than 50 years of holding everything in, Taylor shares his experience in explicit and often horrific detail and with a reverent honor for those Marines who did not live to tell the tale.

Spiritual Energy Explained: You, Your Soul, and the Universe

Walter E. Broach. Dorrance Publishing Co. $33 (268p), ISBN 979-88-85270-77-9; $20 paper, ISBN 979-88-85270-74-8


You are a spiritual entity spending time on Earth wearing a physical body. You constantly manifest your future with your thoughts and feelings.

A Sprig of White Heather and a Scottish Lass

Anne Angelo. Xlibris AU. $11.58 paper (192p), ISBN 978-1-66988-837-6; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66988-836-9


This is the story of Anne Angelo, a Scottish lass, and her journey full of hardships as well as her experiences when the unthinkable WWII was declared.

This May Be Difficult to Read: But You Really Should (for Your Child’s Sake)

Claire N. Rubman. Education & Parenting Matters. $19.99 paper (234p), ISBN 979-89-87086-11-7; $8.49 e-book, ISBN 979-89-87086-10-0


Make reading fun for you and your child by creating a “need to read” in your daily life. Don’t let your child be among the one in five college freshmen who have to take a remedial reading class.

Toilet Training Your Puppy: The Complete Guide for New Dog Owners

James Leung. James Leung. $4.99 e-book, ISBN 979-82-15-17058-8; $11.99 audio, ISBN 979-88-226-5375-7, Google Play, Kobo

This book provides resources to help dog owners develop a personalized approach that matches their particular lifestyles, circumstances, and needs.

Tommy Come Lately: The True Story About the Loss and Uncertainty Resulting from the Downfall of a Fortune 1000 Corporation

Nicolas Thomas. Draft2Digital. $15.99 paper (249p), ISBN 979-82-15-29736-0; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 979-82-15-41483-5

Amazon, Apple iBooks,

The true story about the loss and uncertainty resulting from the downfall of a Fortune 1000 corporation, told through the eyes of an employee.

Using Japanese Paper for Digital Printing of Photographs

Carl-Evert Jonsson. AuthorHouse UK. $17.22 paper (54p), ISBN 978-1-66558-881-2; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66558-882-9


Find out how to use a method that will give new life to photos with the insights in this book.

What Makes My Heart Sing: An Artist’s Journey

Lynn Miller-Takacs. Outskirts Press. $35.95 paper (123p), ISBN 978-1-977246-24-0


Miller-Takacs shares her journey as an artist who struggles with self-doubt and limiting beliefs but ultimately triumphs over fears and succeeds not only as an artist but as a face painter and writer.

Where Eagles Go to Die: A Ninety-Year Memoir

Raymond L. Marik.
iUniverse. $28.99 paper (538p), ISBN 978-1-66323-445-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66323-446-9


A Marine operating engineer, 82nd Airborne paratrooper, Army Ranger, and educator for disadvantaged high school students, the author shares 90 years of these life experiences and more.



Patrick D. Pidgeon. Greenleaf Book Group Press. $14.95 (344p), ISBN 978-1-62634-775-5; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-62634-776-2

Amazon,, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, Porchlight

To save their favorite teacher’s genomic department, Johnny “Spigs” Spignola, Theresa Ray “T-Ray” Rogers, and Pablo “Peabo” Torres launch a lab experiment using a mysterious DNA serum. It creates pint-size magical humanoids called Creeples who unleash mystical mayhem and campus chaos.

The Cull of the Badgers

LJ Hargreaves. AuthorHouse UK. $15.78 paper (212p), ISBN 978-1-66559-574-2; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66559-576-6


Misguided information leads the government to legislate the cull of the badgers. The forest animals unite and together with animal activists try to stop the cull and save the badgers.

Grady Whill and the Templeton Codex: A Superhero High School Adventure

Carole P. Roman. Chelshire. $10.99 paper (286p), ISBN 978-1-950080-43-4; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0B4T6PWPH


Templeton Academy is recruiting the best of the best to enroll in its student body. Will a family secret prevent Grady Whill from becoming the superhero he was destined to be?

Just City

Olga Tymofiyeva. Olga Tymofiyeva. $20 paper (175p), ISBN 979-83-65536-80-7; $7.38 e-book, ISBN 979-83-507-0178-4


Twenty-one-year-old Nathan dreams about creating a cool startup. To get money for the startup, Nathan starts playing a virtual reality game as part of a scientific experiment.

The Me in Me

D Kay. Dorrance Publishing. $11 paper (74p), ISBN 978-1-63764-303-7; $6 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63764-617-5

Amazon,, Dorrance Publishing

Malachi departs from his idyllic island as he seeks to find himself, but a terrible storm leaves him lost in a world he doesn’t recognize. Follow Malachi’s adventures as he journeys home.

Michael O’Poopie

Kristen Coppolino. Dorrance Publishing. $15.99 (38p), ISBN 978-1-63937-180-8; $10.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63937-988-0

Amazon,, Dorrance Publishing

Michael O’Poopie poops all over town. Though you might not know Michael O’Poopie, you’ll smell when he comes around.

What? No Easter Eggs?

Janet Stuart. AuthorHouse. $12.79 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-4567-6770-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4817-1033-6


Follow friends Penny Porcupine, Willard Warthog, and Tubby Turtle as they work together to make the best Easter ever.