Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 71 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 Boy King’s Tale: As Told by Geoffrey Chaucer
Michael January. Winged Lion Publications. $18.99 paper (284p), ISBN 978-0-9985663-3-7; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0BZG72XVZ
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Young King Edward III comes of age and must fight for his love and his crown in a twisted labyrinth of medieval intrigue, told by Geoffrey Chaucer as one of his tales.
Carillon Chase (Campanello Travels #3)
D.R. Ransdell. D.R. Ransdell. $14 paper (359p), ISBN 979-84-7815-553-7; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B09MTRM7DV
A summer internship, a music festival, and a missing Dutchman lead to a race around the bell tower.
Driving Toward Destiny
Stuart Scott. Authors’ Press. $13.95 paper (394p), ISBN 978-1-6657-2220-9; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0BNCDDPLD
In 1972, Jack Higgins is draft eligible. If he is drafted, he is sure he will die. Jack escapes to live in Berlin. Experience becomes Jack’s teacher as he lives on his own.
Eddie the Legend
Brian Scala. Light Switch Press. $16.99 paper (279p), ISBN 978-1-961194-00-7; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B0C37TN8VT
Eddie Fitzgerald, failed minor league baseball player turned ordinary Joe, must rediscover himself and help the fortunes of his newfound friends in a post-pandemic world.
Petru Plesa. XlibrisUS. $19.99 paper (320p), ISBN 978-1-66419-663-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66419-664-3
This book reveals the extremes of the human condition from the most absurd to the most uplifting.
The Merchant from Sepharad
James Hutson-Wiley. New Generation Publishing. $14.46 paper (310p), ISBN 978-1-80369-659-1; $6.13 e-book, ISBN 978-1-80369-661-4
This is a tale of religious persecution and deadly conflict during the 12th-century commercial revolution.
The Oak People
Ruth Mohrman. Cadoc Publishing. $10.99 paper (361p), ISBN 978-1-83819-655-4; $7.55 e-book, ISBN 978-1-83819-656-1
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Ansa and struggles to find a place, among Bidari’s hunter-gatherers, but when hunger, sickness, and enemies threaten, she points the way to survival.
Stephen C. Pollock. Windtree Press. $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-957638-68-3
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Rooted in the theme of mortality, this collection responds to contemporary anxieties surrounding death and decay and the universal search for meaning in life’s transience.
The Spirit’s Call
Joel David Kilgore. Lulu. $24.99 (191p), ISBN 978-1-365-71976-9; $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-365-74643-7
This book is a compilation of poems written to or for individuals, in prayer or praise to God, or just in general.
All the Characters
Golden November. Golden November. $32.77 paper (710p), ISBN 979-83-89909-64-9; $28.57 e-book, ASIN B0C1B51752
Many roam Milestoneville. There is always intense drama happening in this picturesque town.
The Distance Between Us
A.C. Burch. HomePort Press. $17.99 paper (368p), ISBN 978-1-73405-339-5; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-86865-40-9
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Wrongly accused of murder, a beloved female impersonator turns amateur sleuth. As the investigation proceeds, the past influences the present, imperiling her well-heeled existence.
The Drug Tampering Trial
Tom Breen. BBradford Books/New Books Author. $29.95 (317p), ISBN 979-89-86518-51-0; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-86518-52-7
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Attorney Brian Bradford commences suit after learning that ZeiiMed, a diabolical insurance company, is distributing mislabeled narcotic pills to the VA.
Exodus Team: New Roads
BEBogdon. Trilogy Christian Publishing. $20.99 paper (250p), ISBN 979-88-87382-17-3; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 979-88-87382-18-0
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When a handsome stranger expects Maj, Aimee, and Kevin to pray over his haunted hotel, Maj is shocked. But they are determined to follow the Lord down this new and unfamiliar road.
Roxana Arama. Ooligan Press. $18 paper (288p), ISBN 978-1-947845-38-1; $8.49 e-book, ASIN B0BTPYMKRG
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A lawyer fights to keep her client from being deported to the country where his family was murdered many years ago. Then she finds out the killers are coming for them both.
Andrew Ceroni. Outskirts Press. $18.95 paper (318p), ISBN 978-1-977261-80-9
The CIA faces a triple threat. CIA agent Dave McClure faces deadly action, and the CIA must act fast and forcibly to avoid the outbreak of World War III.
God Luv Us: An Achim Jeffers Novel
Josiah Jay Starr. Spirit of 1811 Publishing. $25.49 (338p), ISBN 978-1-953102-09-6
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Counter-racist hitman Achim Jeffers is forced to ally with the FBI. A foreign assassin has targeted New Orleans. Somehow Achim must outwit the FBI while protecting his people.
The Shaman and the Mafia
Elizabeth Upton. Twin Star, Santa Barbara Press. $12.99 paper (324p), ASIN B09F1CV99V; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B09F7LYS7Q
A crime story wrapped around a murder, with former Catholic clergy and other characters within a romance that blossoms into a deep love.
The Warrior Gene
Neil Staley. Neil Staley. $9.99 paper (322p), ISBN 979-82-18-10075-9; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0BSBC1MT6
The most powerful DNA code in history is the key to a 2,000-year-old prophecy that will determine the fate of every soul on Earth as heroes race to save mankind from an unspeakable evil.
Nate Eckman. Nate Eckman. $16.99 paper (302p), ISBN 979-89-87980-50-7; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-87980-51-4
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This dystopian novel imagines a near future where all survivors of America’s second civil war wear a neural implant designed to eliminate misinformation.
Deathwind: War of the Harbingers
Brad Pawlowski. Sunquake Books. $15.99 paper (441p), ASIN B0BW36MK5W; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0C17Z7Y2D
When Nathan Stryder is abducted from Earth and thrown into an interstellar war, he makes a deal with the Meraki Dominya to find and rescue his sister.
Full Moon Cleaners: By Fair Means or Foul
James Nolan. Jameson Writing Solutions. $9.99 paper (304p), ISBN 978-1-973186-58-8; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B076ZQP9HX
Faith Jordan cleans up crime scenes after the police, CSI, and the dead have gone home, and places where the dead and other creatures linger on.
Killa: A Mixtape Novella
Mario Moreno. Neon Cat Content. $24.99 (246p), ISBN 979-89-86799-99-5; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-86799-96-4
An aspiring emcee takes the stage in a deadly contest for a record deal. But when a phantom starts eliminating her competition, will she survive?
The Street Between the Pines: A Southern New England Horror Novel
J.J. Alo. J.J. Alo. $16.99 paper (368p), ISBN 979-82-18-16536-9; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B0BSDML59C
A Gulf War veteran struggling to make ends meet discovers a connection between a deadly beast in his neighborhood and an old pharmaceutical facility across the river.
Through the Plot Hole
Micah Kolding. Micah Kolding. $9.29 paper (205p), ISBN 979-88-18-88333-5; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B09ZFH2FHH
Five refugees from various fictions aspire to escape into reality by opening a “plot hole.”
What Lies Beyond the Realms
Ashley R. O’Donovan. 4 Chamber Publishing. $15.99 paper (402p), ISBN 979-89-87492-96-3; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B0BYTRJ5TN
Lyra, an oppressed princess without magic, meets a faery before a Lycan king takes her away. With the faery’s help, she confronts her family’s secrets and embraces her destiny.
A Day in the Life of Strangers
Harper Black. Harper Black Writes. $11.99 paper (238p), ISBN 979-89-88076-81-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-88076-80-3
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Sam and Baleigh meet again after five years when they are members of the same wedding party. Sam wants a second chance. Baleigh’s not sure if her heart can take the risk.
Robert Beatty. AuthorHouse. $32.99 paper (1,032p), ISBN 978-1-66557-820-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66557-819-6
Melissa marries out of necessity, but which of the identical twins did she choose? Find out how this convoluted love affair ends.
Wildfire: The Rise of a Hero (Ashes over Avalon Trilogy #1)
Jordan S. Keller. Speaking Volumes. $17.95 paper (298p), ISBN 978-1-64540-762-1
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After being fired as a sidekick, flame-powered Abigail makes a deal with her villainous rival to get back into the hero world. Neither knew falling in love was part of the bargain.
Wild Scottish Knight (The Enchanted Highlands #1)
Tricia O’Malley. Lovewrite Publishing. $12.99 paper (312p), ISBN 979-88-89800-26-2; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-951254-84-1
Opposites attract in this modern-day fairy tale when American Sophie inherits a castle along with a hot, grumpy Scotsman who is tasked with training her to be a magickal knight.
Like. Subscribe. And Don’t Die. (Evil Cast #1)
Kyle Stück, illus. by Enrico Orlandi. Markosia Enterprises. $24.99 paper (164p), ISBN 978-1-915860-13-2; $8.99 e-book, ASIN B0BW6G385Q
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This graphic novel follows two hosts of a supernatural podcast who find themselves caught up in a blood-soaked, wacky adventure.
5 Golden Keys to Your Life Purpose: Discover Your Master Key to Really Living
Marcelene Anderson. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (112p), ISBN 978-1-66322-909-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66322-910-6
This book introduces the most powerful questions for unlocking readers’ unique life purpose so they may discover the answers already waiting within themselves.
Adoration and Pilgrimage: James Dean and Fairmount
James F. Hopgood. Luminare Press. $27.99 (282p), ISBN 979-88-86790-11-5; $18.95 paper, ISBN 979-88-86790-10-8
Why do “Deaners” and fans of James Dean continue to memorialize him by pilgrimages to Indiana, where he grew up; Cholame, Calif., where he died in 1955; and places where his movies were made?
Aging Wisely: Life from Fifty to Seventy-Five Years
Viola B. Mecke. XlibrisUS. $16.99 paper (130p), ISBN 978-1-66984-499-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66984-498-3
What is it like to be old and then older? This book presents the challenges in living that senior citizens meet that affect their activity level, strength, feelings, and relationships.
Along Came Hell, or So I Thought
Lois Young. XlibrisUS. $17.99 paper (220p), ISBN 978-1-66983-515-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66983-513-4
This is a religious story of guiding one woman from emotionally feeling nothing, recognizing her pain, naming it, and handing it to the Lord, who brings healing to her life.
The Apapa Six: West Africa from a 60s Perspective
John Berryman. BalboaPressUK. $35.08 paper (106p), ISBN 978-1-982283-15-5; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-982283-16-2
Berryman juxtaposes the personal and intercommunal dynamics focused on the West African experience during the 1960s with an analysis of the challenges the new entities have faced.
Author: Learning to Love and Listen to My Inner Child
Jana Wilson. EHS Publishing. $17 paper (280p), ISBN 979-89-87549-72-8; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-87549-70-4
This book focuses on how to heal from childhood trauma and create an inspiring life supporting others to do the same through connection with childhood emotions.
Stephan R. Frenkel. LAEV Publishers. $12.99 paper (408p), ISBN 978-1-73436-353-1; $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73436-354-8
This is a story of the advancement of mankind throughout the beautiful era of the early 20th century and the survival of its decline at the threshold of world war.
Conflict of Interest: Money Drives Medicine. And People Die.
Leonard A. Zwelling and Marianne L. Ehrlich. Dorrance Publishing. $34 paper (606p), ISBN 978-1-63764-001-2; $29 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63764-852-0
Money drives medicine, and not all doctors have their patients’ best interests at heart. This is the story of how greed and self-interest can rule a hospital, putting patients’ lives on the line.
Damaged People: Narcissism and the Foundation of a Dysfunctional American Society
Thomas Avant. Thomas Avant Publishing. $12.99 paper (150p), ISBN 978-0-578-82166-5; $4.35 e-book, ISBN 978-0-578-82165-8
An account of the author’s view of the narcissistic society we inhabit and its lasting effects on us all.
Do’s & Don’ts of Relationships: Nine Steps to a Deeper, Richer Love Relationship
Ernest Quansah. IngramSpark. $26.95 paper (368p), ISBN 978-0-9947670-9-7
It can be difficult to find dates in the traditional way or online. This book shows readers how to find dates and how to “breakup-proof” their marriages.
An Erotic Phenotype
Sherman P. Bastarache. Idein Publishing. $18.95 paper (344p), ISBN 978-09-92159-42-6
The naturally selected human capacity to form romantic relationships is an amazing feat. The book examines our erotic origins in complex scientific detail.
Face Value: From Working the Pole to Baring My Soul
Christine Macdonald. Wordeee. $17.95 paper (336p), ISBN 978-1-946274-91-5; $8.99 e-book, ASIN B0BQWFQ172
The story of a free-spirited little girl from the island of Oahu who has no childhood memories before the age of nine. Macdonald shares the pain of an adolescence compounded by a rare skin disease, and then reveals life behind the coconuts and palm trees in the world of adult entertainment, where she spent nearly a decade trying to find her self-worth. Her story is a reminder that children from toxic childhoods can find a way out of the darkness.
Featured Creatures: Animals in Our Lives
Lalita Gandbhir. Vithal Publications. $13.50 paper (118p), ISBN 978-1-73383-579-4; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0BTXVPJZ5
In thoughtful and sometimes amusing essays, Gandbhir reflects on a lifetime with animals.
From Liberty to Magnolia: In Search of the American Dream
Janice S. Ellis. Usariseup. $31.95 (336p), ISBN 979-89-87856-11-6; $19.95 paper, ISBN 979-89-87856-10-9
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This is a true story for girls and women who seek to discover their purpose in life and dare not let any obstacle stop them from realizing their dream.
The GAP: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom
Peri Scott. Perisco. $6.75 paper (110p), ISBN 978-1-9991137-7-3; $6.75 e-book, ASIN B0BZN49T5X
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This book teaches readers how to manage their money.
Ken Remsen. WalletWise. $14.99 paper (396p), ISBN 978-0-578-93787-8; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B09FY91V6Y
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This book teaches readers how to avoid and recover from money missteps and create positive money habits.
Health 4 Ever
Greg Wilson. Pen Culture Solutions. $10.99 paper (186p), ISBN 978-1-63812-901-1; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63812-902-8
This book helps readers gather correct information to maintain their health and well-being.
Las Crosses: An Unwavering Journey to a New Life in America
Apple An. Voices Heard Publishing. $9.89 paper (128p), ISBN 978-1-958900-01-7; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-958900-02-4
Leaving nothing to fall back on, An left Beijing in 1989 after the Tiananmen crackdown and arrived in Las Cruces, N.Mex., to start her doctoral education in America.
Levon Helm: Rock, Roll & Ramble; The Inside Story of the Man, the Music and the Midnight Ramble
John W. Barry. Barry Books. $29.99 paper (301p), ISBN 978-0-578-30605-6; $15 e-book , ASIN B0B6RPCZP5
Recovering from cancer, mired in bankruptcy, and unable to sing, Levon Helm of the Band finds salvation the only way he knows how: by playing music for his fans at the Midnight Ramble.
Living in Love: How to Create a Lifestyle of Love, Faith, Bliss, and Crazy-Ass Manifesting (All in Thirty-One Days)
Colinda Latour. Balboa Press. $13.99 paper (180p), ISBN 979-8-7652-3932-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-7652-3933-9
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This book on love can encourage readers with a message that love is always available for receiving and can be at the forefront of life.
Meet Dave Lassam, the Man for the Job: My 39 Years Service in the Royal Australian Navy
Dave Lassam. XlibrisAU. $16.12 paper (300p), ISBN 978-1-66988-906-9; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66988-907-6
Lassam shares memories of his 39 years of service as a medic and a medical administration officer in the Royal Australian Navy.
Nobody Sees This Creation: The Origin of the Devil and His Replacements
Paul Renfroe. Paradigm Lighthouse. $14.99 paper (281p), ISBN 979-89-85394-44-3; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0C3LBGQBG
Readers can rediscover creation in the Bible from the devil’s standpoint. Readers may learn the devil’s origin and how humans replace him in God’s plan.
Our Life Journey to Salvation
Tony C. Dorrance Publishing. $18 paper (198p), ISBN 979-8-8852-7410-4; $13 e-book, ISBN 979-8-8852-7524-8
Follow along for one layman’s experience with becoming more familiar with the Bible during the pandemic. This down-to-earth and comprehensive text may guide readers on their spiritual journey toward becoming closer to God.
Responsible but Not Perfect
Helen Adedamola Agboola. RoseDog Books. $11 paper (36p), ISBN 979-88-87294-45-2; $6 e-book, ISBN 979-88-87299-45-7
This book offers insights into the finnicky nature of romance and relationships. Agboola shares advice on rekindling dying
passions, reestablishing a deeper bond, and nurturing a lasting love.
Revelation Through Science
James G. Martin. XlibrisUS. $16.99 paper (390p), ISBN 978-1-66413-586-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66413-585-7
Are science and faith incompatible? This book is for the educated nonscientist who is troubled by apparent conflicts between science and religion.
Silk: Exploring Nature’s Superfibre
Sean Blamires. XlibrisAU. $11.58 paper (196p), ISBN 978-1-66988-631-0; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66988-630-3
A comprehensive study about silk: the organisms behind it, its properties, its uses throughout history, and its production in the age of genetic engineering.
Thinking on the Other Side of Zero, Part 2
Alan Joseph Oliver. XlibrisAU. $14.99 paper (224p), ISBN 978-1-66988-854-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66988-853-6
In this sequel, Oliver answers the questions arising from his first book about the yoga sutras of Patanjali and Bohm’s concept of Wholeness and the Implicate Order.
Turning Problems into Opportunity: A Real-World Approach to Problem Solving
Nelson Cheng. PartridgeSingapore. $106.42 paper (218p), ISBN 978-1-5437-6891-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5437-6890-9
Cheng shares his life-proven experience and innovative solutions to turning problems into opportunities. He illustrates how work-related problems can be business opportunities for invention.
The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob: A Secret in the Deep
Brooks Olbrys, illus. by Kevin Keele. Children’s Success Unlimited. $12.95 (56p), ISBN 978-1-73638-015-4; $1.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73638-014-7
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Uncover a secret in the deep with Blue Ocean Bob, Mary Marine, Molly Marine, and the wise sea creatures as they save some new friends in the Sea of Kerchoo.
Charlie the Champion
K.R. King. Dorrance Publishing. $19 paper (44p), ISBN 979-88-86043-20-4; $19 e-book, ISBN 979-88-86045-89-5
Charlie the chubby cheetah loves to run, but he doesn’t think he’ll ever win a big race. Charlie finally unlocks his hidden potential through the power of positivity and hard work.
Grandma Told Me the World Is Alive
Daisy S. Daisy S. $3 e-book, ASIN B0BYZ13G6K
Through easy examples, Grandma tells the important relationship between the world and readers.
I Cried... But I Never “Gave Up”
D.M. Cummings. The World Is Mine (TWIM) Publishing. $10.95 paper (93p), ISBN 978-0-9773854-3-0
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Mary was not fair when it came to the needs of her two children, who had different fathers. Because of this, Damion was bullied and pressured by his peers and also by an adult.
Lenox Justifier of Innocence: The Beginning
Janet Collazo. Dorrance Publishing. $24 paper (68p), ISBN 978-1-63661-242-3; $ 9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63661-829-6
Lenox is a girl created by the gods to save humanity and defend the innocent. Follow along with this story of Greek god meets superhero, and escape into a world of fantasy where true justice is served.
The Miracle of a Butterfly
Betty and Paul Lowery. Dorrance Publishing. $34 (34p), ISBN 978-1-63661-396-3; $29 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63661-973-6
This book uses colorful illustrations and poetry to teach children about the life of a butterfly and its importance to Earth’s ecosystem. Readers may find inspiration for their very own butterfly garden.
My Home Filled with Love
Desiree Blanchard, illus. by Hayley Moore. Tabletop Teaching. $21.99 (40p), ISBN 979-89-85961-35-5; $14.99 paper, ISBN 979-89-85961-36-2
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This book shows the power of a nurturing home and love seen through everyday actions.
The Robots Stopped Caring, Vol. 1
Christopher Stauber. Dorrance Publishing. $15 paper (136p), ISBN 979-88-87290-27-0; $15 e-book, ISBN 979-88-87295-27-5
This book reintroduces readers to a future where everything is automated and explores the dangers of modern emerging technologies. What will happen when these high-tech advancements suddenly disappear?
Shimmer (The Black Swan Files 003)
Tricia Cerrone. Mystic Butterfly. $15.99 paper (384p), ISBN 978-1-938258-18-3; $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-938258-17-6
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Her brother is used as bait, her friend is kidnapped, and an army of teen test experiments is being trained by the government to be used against Jocelyn and the country.
Michael Strobl, illus. by Marcin Piwowarski. Doodlebug Press. $24.99 (184p), ISBN 979-89-86578-11-8; $14.99 paper, ISBN 979-89-86578-10-1
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When a young boy loses a tooth on Christmas Eve, Santa and the Tooth Fairy show up on the same night and offer him the chance of a lifetime. Is he up to the task?
Trevor the Mouse and His Unexpected House
Alisha Burton. Tabletop Teaching. $21.99 (34p), ISBN 979-89-85961-33-1; $14.99 paper, ISBN 979-89-85961-38-6
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Trevor is a friendly mouse who loves his fun-filled home. He makes a new friend in this rhyming storybook.
The Wolf and the Pilot
Nolan Wright. Yorkshire Publishing. $17.99 paper (308p), ISBN 978-1-957262-64-2; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-957262-98-7
Will war be the downfall of a pair of teenagers... or a prejudiced culture? Arya and Peter learn to work together despite their differences both inside and out.
Kristin Nilsen. SparkPress. $12.95 paper (272p), ISBN 978-1-68463-192-6; $8.49 e-book, ASIN B0B8H7R6BX
Seventh-grader Millie has a crush on teen popstar Rory Calhoun, and she’s hopeful that she’s his dream girl. How far will she go to make her first crush fall in love with her too?