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After Hours Take Off

Kieran and Padraic Reaney. Great Writers Media. $7.69 paper (98p), ISBN 978-1-955809-44-3


A three-act play set in a pub in modern-day Ireland.

Atlantean Conspiracy

Steven Crown. Great Writers Media. $7.90 paper (124p), ISBN 978-1-954908-94-9


Buying a vase online leads to adventure to places unknown.


Dana Kline. Austin Macauley Publishers. $15.95 paper (284p), ISBN 978-1-5289-8778-3; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5289-8779-0


It’s Fashion Week in Lower Manhattan on the anniversary of 9/11. Under the guidance of her boss, Emma masterminds a fragrance deal that forces her to look into herself closely.

Blood Before Dawn (The Dung Beetles of Liberia #2)

Daniel V. Meier Jr. BQB Publishing. $16.95 paper (272p), ISBN 978-1-952782-35-0; $7.49 e-book, ASIN B08SJ95ZC9

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In Liberia in April 1979, Ken unwittingly participates in the overthrow of the Tolbert presidency aka the end of the Americo-Liberian political dominance.

A House in the Wild Berry Tundra: A Short Story of an Iranian Woman Emigrating to Alaska

Akram Didari. KDP. $4.99 paper (39p), ISBN 979-8-4526-6927-2; 99¢ e-book, ASIN B09CN51BCQ


An intimate slice of an Iranian woman’s life when she emigrates to Alaska. Some people call it a dead-end alley, but it becomes a highway of joy for her.

Mick & Marie Story

Michael Martin. URLink Print & Media. $10.99 paper (312p), ISBN 978-1-64367-635-7


An adventure story with mountain climbing, cliff dancing, hang gliding, boating, and murder with a constitutional, save-freedom-of-speech twist.

Stand a Little Out of My Sun: A Novel of Forgiveness and Redemption

Angelyn Christy Voss. Nature’s Light Press. $14.95 paper (314p), ISBN 978-1-7347260-0-8; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7347260-1-5

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A portrayal of the dramatic crosscurrents of life within the folds of a Greek American family in Chicago’s industrial Southeast Side during the 1950s.

Trapped in Glass

Pam Records. MP Records Communications. $17.95 paper (614p), ISBN 979-8-4721-4669-2


In Prohibition-era Chicago, two sisters become entangled in bootlegger feuds and old country roots including homemade cures and curses.

Under the Weeping Willow

Jenny Knipfer. Jenny L. Knipfer. $16.95 paper (348p), ISBN 978-1-7333202-8-3

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Reading through some of her mother’s diary entries, Enid uncovers a secret that helps her make sense of the unnamed point of division that has always soured her relationship with her mother.

White Feather

Jennifer Pickton. AuthorHouse. $15.78 paper (216p), ISBN 978-1-6655-8445-6; $4.31 e-book, ISBN 978-1-6655-8446-3


An inspirational story following the lives of three friends who seek their life purpose and destinies. White Feather finds more than he expected when realizing his dreams.


Lilac Bush: A Poetic Journey and Cultural Awakening for Future Generations

Pamela C. Nwokeji. Pamela C. Nwokeji. $21.99 paper (208p), ISBN 978-1-7379343-0-1; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B09HQ59QGV

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Poems of joy, laughter, strength, and pain. These poems intertwine spirituality, love, family, children, hope, and successful breakthrough.

A Penny for Your Thoughts

Penny Johnson. Pageturner Press and Media. $5.79 paper (52p), ISBN 978-1-64376-920-2; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B086H3JVTJ


Johnson presents verses about nature, love, life, death, philosophy, and religion.

Romantically Erotic Deadly Spiritual Society

Jennifer M. Garnatz. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (100p), ISBN 978-1-4415-2123-1; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4500-0300-1


A poetry collection in which Garnatz covers all aspects of life from romance to spirituality and societal awareness.

Takh—The Spirit

Nikos Savvakis. Austin Macauley Publishers. $5.95 paper (50p), ISBN 978-1-3984-1085-5; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-3984-1086-2


Showcasing Savvakis’s arresting but appropriate imagery, these slyly written poems on both wild and domesticated animals of his childhood are intended to delight animal lovers everywhere.


Can’t Hide What’s Inside

C.J. Heigelmann. Common Folk Press. $14.99 paper (404p), ISBN 978-0-9994898-2-6; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B08RBBZDP2

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Madison Sanders, a guilt-ridden single mother, kills in revenge for the accidental death of her child. But she can’t stop, and she can’t hide what’s inside.

A Deadly Game: A Jack Calloway Thriller

Carmen Cady. Cady Publishing. $14.99 paper (416p), ISBN 978-1-7360075-2-5; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7360075-5-6

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A private investigator and Seattle law enforcement track a missing woman and a dead reporter through a dark world of greed, power, and human depravity.

Girls, Crimes, and the Ruling Body

Barry R. Ziman. Archway Publishing. $35.95 hardcover (273p), ISBN 978-1-6657-0704-6; $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6657-0863-0


A complex thriller in which infidelity, deception, and political conspiracy undermine relationships, marriage, and the government.

PsycheDeliah: A Novel

Kite Jenson. Furthest Press. $12.99 paper (264p), ISBN 978-0-9651190-7-8; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B09GKZLHKV


While on the surface this is the story of a man uncovering the secrets of his ex-wife, Jenson dives headfirst into historic sexual abuse and its many repercussions.

Reservation for Murder: A Kyle Callahan Mystery

Mark McNease. MadeMark Publishing. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B08LDFK7GL; $19.95 audiobook (6 hrs 16 mins), ASIN B09CLR1XKN

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Kyle Callahan and his husband, Danny Durban, move from New York City to Lambertville, N.J., to start a new chapter in life. They open a B and B only to discover that murder is waiting to check in.

The Sentinel: A Speculative Fiction Thriller

T.M. Haviland. Dark Space PressWorks. $12.99 trade paper (334p), ISBN 978-1-7375129-1-2; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B098FFHS3W

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In 2124, a mining team in Antarctica unearths an object a mile beneath the ice, and others discover something similar on Mars. Subtle sentient behaviors raise hard questions and an answer that is unthinkable.

When Silence Screams: An Arthur Nakai Mystery

Mark Edward Langley. Mark Edward Langley. $15.99 paper (277p), ISBN 979-8-5339-5985-8; $7.99 e-book, ASIN B098KMW854, Amazon

Lured into a world of sex-trafficked prostitution, Arthur Nakai struggles to find April Manygoats before it’s too late.


The Black Parade

Kyoko M. KDP. $12.99 paper (346p), ISBN 978-1-4909-1150-2; $0.99 e-book, ASIN B00E3HLHIK

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Seer Jordan Amador has two years to help 100 souls cross over to the afterlife or she’s going to hell.

Girl Malfunctioned

Dustin Holloway. Dustin Holloway. $12.99 paper (338p), ISBN 979-8-4824-3739-1; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B09J378K7D

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Krista Kinsley is a girl genius. After she’s subjected to experimental surgery, the computer in her mind exposes abilities that make her a danger to herself and those trying to exploit her.

Hælend’s Ballad

Ian V. Conrey. Ian V. Conrey. $28.99 paper (763p), ISBN 978-1-7368806-0-9; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7368806-2-3

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Arnon joins a failing militia. Adelyne craves the same abuse she hates. Yet both of their fates are tied to Søren, a drowned orphan who will be the death of everyone he meets.

How Not to Vampire—Season 1

Rodney V. Smith. Lost Bajan Books. $29.99 hardcover (228p), ISBN 978-1-7752944-3-6; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7752944-4-3

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When Bob accidentally becomes a vampire, he must forget everything he knows about vampires, Google vampire survival tactics, and most importantly: not get brutally murdered by vampires.

The Night the Stars Fell

Amber D. Lewis. Amber D. Lewis. $19.99 paper (634p), ISBN 978-1-7370541-0-8; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7370541-1-5

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Astra and Kato are the only twins ever born in their kingdom, so no one expects the chaos and magic they unleash when they turn 18.

The Orchid Farmer’s Sacrifice (The Red Crest #1)

Fred Yu. Author Academy Elite. $14.99 paper (348p), ISBN 978-1-64746-413-4; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B09F4Y3YSQ

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A martial arts epic fantasy in ancient China.

Powdered Oak & Seven Metals

Ryan Kurr. IngramSpark. $19.99 paper (426p), ISBN 978-1-7347245-4-7; $13.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7347245-5-4

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The coven finds themselves in great peril, hunted by murderous witches hungry for power and revenge and with Death breathing down the neck of one of their own.

Sector 10: A Prequel

N. Matthias Moore. Mill City Press. $17.99 paper (288p), ISBN 978-1-6628-3054-9


In this Cloud Series prequel set in 2086, tech conglomerate Delphi Corp. slips into an alternate reality where an ancient war between Reptilians and Greys threatens to destroy Earth.

Shapers of Worlds, Vol. 2

Edited by Edward Willett. Shadowpaw Press. $22.95 paper (546p), ISBN 978-1-989398-28-9; $6.95 e-book, ISBN 978-1-989398-30-2

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A collection of SF and fantasy authors featured on the Worldshapers podcast.

The Terminal Code

J.W. Galliger. New Degree Press. $17.99 paper (264p), ISBN 978-1-63676-743-7; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B09DTF9C95

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A sci-fi murder mystery involving virtual reality makes one man question the nature of his society, reality, and even himself.


Kiss Me at Sunset

Laura M. Baird. Laura M. Baird. 99¢ e-book (106p), ISBN 979-8-201-51017-6

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Michelle’s a widow; Xander’s a bachelor. When seeming opposites attract, fun ensues and passion burns hotter than the Florida sun.

Love Is...

Katharine M. Sweet. Sweet Tales With Spice. $16.95 paper (420p), ISBN 978-1-7371078-4-2; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7371078-0-4

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This lighthearted rom-com sprinkled with dramatic spice contains a twist on the accidental pregnancy trope.

Right As Reign

J.B. Vample. Jessyca Vample Publishing. $26.99 hardcover (432p), ISBN 978-1-7374279-4-0; $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7374279-2-6

A woman suffers a blow to her personal life, yet restores her happiness in an unexpected way: by falling for the one man she convinced herself she couldn’t have.


Apes with Tales: Why the Humans?

Dimitri Philippides. Austin Macauley Publishers. $12.95 paper (206p), ISBN 978-1-5289-9854-3; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5289-9855-0


An appraisal of the social complexity humans added to their preexisting biological one, operating as an accelerator of emerging phenomena. No solutions are proposed, but indicators are given.

Boys’ Secrets and Men’s Loves: A Memoir

David A.J. Richards. Xlibris. $23.99 paper (410p), ISBN 978-1-7960-3727-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-3726-5


This book explores Richards’s own experience of how the initiation of boys into patriarchy inflicts trauma, leading them mindlessly to accept patriarchal codes of masculinity.

The Conspiracy: New Revelations

Liam McCarthy. Liam McCarthy. $7.11 paper (454p), ISBN 978-1-64753-498-1


This account chronicles the monumental struggles of an innocent priest falsely accused of molesting two young sisters. He was a victim of an anonymous complaint that was accepted as true by his bishop.

Holier than Thou

Constantine Grey. URLink Print & Media. $15 hardcover (76p), ISBN 978-1-64753-959-7; $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64753-958-0

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A critical review of the major weaknesses and illegalities in the scriptures of Christianity and Islam and how they have negatively affected lives.

How to Be an Amazing Volunteer Overseas: Rules of the Road, Stories from the Field

Susan E. Gibson. Barlow Books. $17 paper (224p), ISBN 978-1-988025-69-8

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A practical, essential, comprehensive guide for purpose-driven Gen Z-ers looking to broaden their horizons while making a positive impact.

“I Was Just a Radioman”: The Memoirs of a WW2, Pearl Harbor Survivor

Pamela Ackerson. Pamela Ackerson. $11.99 paper (97p), ISBN 978-1-5404-4739-5; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B01MRL3T88


H.P. Lawrence became a member of an elite fighting force, the Black Cats. Flying their nocturnal missions, the Cats’ claws were sharp and their aim deadly.

The Island: A Mirror for the Soul; Journeys Towards the Heart of Dhamma

David Beatty. Deep Centre Publications. $18.50 paper (560p), ISBN 978-9914-9861-1-2; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-9914-9861-2-9


Containing both memoir and travelogue, this is a book of journeys—outward across India and inward through memory, solitude, and silence—exploring the relevance of Buddhism in the postmodern world.

It’s Not Magic, It’s Biology: A Guided Tour Through Your Molecular World

Allan Albig, illus. by Roxanna Albig. BookBaby. $16 paper (276p), ISBN 978-1-6678-0381-4

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A simple and fun yet accurate description of the molecular world. Written for nonscientists in easy language, yet also entertaining for professionals.

The Life You’re Made For: Finding Clarity, Confidence, and Courage to Be Fully Alive

Heather Penny. IngramSpark. $26.99 hardcover (352p), ISBN 978-0-578-98569-5; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B09FYJ9MTK


Leadership coach Penny attempts to help readers blaze a path to the life of their dreams.

Management by Intent, the Five Principles

Abrar Ansari. Abstract Space. $22.99 hardcover (102p), ISBN 978-1-7357678-0-2; $11.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7357678-2-6, Amazon, Apple iBooks,, Google Play, IndieBound

As corporations come under intense scrutiny from stakeholders who demand change, an increasing number are searching for transformational practices. The book offers a unique solution.

More Pre 1949 Acupuncture

Andrew McPherson. Xlibris. $8.99 paper (60p), ISBN 978-1-7960-0933-0; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-0932-3


This second installment looks into the modern history of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, showing how this form of alternative medicine has radically changed over the years.

The Mortician’s Child: The Casket in Our Living Room, the Hearse Outside the Dairy Queen, and the Rest of My Life Six Feet Above

Kathleen L. Hawkins. Windsor Westcott Publishing. $11.95 paper (205p), ISBN 978-0-9745452-3-3; $3.69 e-book, ASIN B08FHBPTC8


When Hawkins was little, death was a big problem for her. Her dad, a mortician, deliberately scared her (how easy it is to die). She finally casts a light into his troubled behavior, and into her own.

One Lifetime Is Not Enough

Rex Nelson Greenwald. URLink Print & Media. $22 paper (298p), ISBN 978-1-64753-842-2


The book is mostly a true story about not judging anyone or anything by outward appearances. Instead, find the inner character. Greenwald argues that readers have to follow the concept of love that God has showed.

Paris Blue: A Memoir of First Love

Julie Scolnik. Koehler. $29.95 hardcover (252p), ISBN 978-1-64663-471-2; $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64663-469-9

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A personal bittersweet memoir that captures the power of music, words, and Paris to drive love to madness.

Perils of Eden

Meg Whitelaw. Austin Macauley Publishers. $9.95 paper (126p), ISBN 978-1-3984-0153-2; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-3984-0154-9


The book tries to cover many issues that female readers recognize in their own lives such as abuse committed by partners, sexism, and a lack of support from society.

Sex Talk: How Biological Sex Influences Gender Communication Differences Throughout Life’s Stages

Stephen A. Furlich. Stephen A. Furlich. $19.95 paper (289p), ISBN 978-1-7366406-0-9; $14.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7366406-1-6

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Furlich tracks how gender communication differences change as one’s biology and physiology changes.

The Smooth River: Finding Inspiration and Exquisite Beauty During Terminal Illness; Lessons from the Front Line

Richard S. Cohen. Smooth River. $14.99 paper (288p), ISBN 978-1-7375034-0-8; $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7375034-1-5

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Invaluable lessons demonstrate how to treat one’s life as far more important than any medical condition or setback and how to find inspiration within turmoil.


Lennie M. Nimblett. Great Writers Media. $8.32 paper (338p), ISBN 978-1-955809-56-6


This book tells the little-known story about the decision for the Caribbean island of Tobago to form a unitary colony with the neighboring island of Trinidad in 1889.

Tour da’ Maui

CruiserBob. Xlibris. $62.49 paper (150p), ISBN 978-1-7960-1702-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-1701-4


Bob Kiger worked to develop the world’s first downhill bike tour. Along the way, he experienced a unique adventure, which is documented here.

Turning a Blind Eye: Sometimes Those Closest to You Hurt You the Most

Te’Writes. Posh Ink. $31.99 hardcover (166p), ISBN 978-1-7374853-2-2; $21.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7374853-0-8


A memoir describing someone whose fierce ambition has her stop at nothing to expose her family’s secret.


Back-to-School at Home!

Nadia Edoh. Gatekeeper Press. $20 hardcover (24p), ISBN 978-1-6629-0689-3; $10 paper, ISBN 978-1-6629-0690-9


Covid-19 has changed everything. It’s time to start school again, and everywhere kids are doing it on their computers at home. How will brothers Mawuli, age10, and Kunale, age five, handle it?

Breakfast at Jupiter: And Other Stories

Françoise Maurer. Austin Macauley Publishers. $22.95 hardcover (58p), ISBN 978-1-3984-2885-0; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-3984-2884-3


A collection of four adventure stories—in space, in the past, under the sea, and in the future. Three sisters and their dog must navigate their way home.


E.A. Shields. Writers Republic. $14.99 paper (98p), ISBN 978-1-63728-458-2, Amazon,,

Young Cinnamon is traumatically mute after her parents are killed during a rainstorm, and now she communicates by selecting different shoes to wear.

Fun for Anyone! A Story About Standing Out

Erin Alon Brain. Dfmi Designs. $18.99 hardcover (32p), ISBN 978-1-7360312-0-9; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7360312-1-6


Weston loves to have fun but gets bullied for things he likes. It’s time for him to stand up for himself. Will friends and inclusion help Weston be confident again?

George and the Phoenix

Sharon Twidle. Austin Macauley Publishers. $6.95 paper (70p), ISBN 978-1-3984-0186-0; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-3984-0187-7


George’s life has turned upside down. A shapeshifter boy befriends him and suggests a secret plan involving space travel, excitement, and danger to get his happy life back.

God Creates Penguins

Charles Peterson, illus. by Brian Russell. The Underfold. $13.99 paper (50p), ISBN 978-0-9859277-6-9


The God Creating Animals book series takes readers inside God’s office at Creation Station to give them a closer look at the animal creation process.

Have You Seen My Friends? The Adventures of Creativity

Monica H. Kang, illus. by Khadeeja Qureshi. Halo Publishing International. $20.95 hardcover (42p), ISBN 978-1-63765-127-8; $20.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-63765-128-5, Amazon,

Kang presents the importance of treasuring creativity, courage, and curiosity every day.

Inspector Mage: Blood on the Floor

Aleese Hughes. Aleese Hughes. $12.99 paper (300p), ISBN 979-8-5877-2734-2; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B09J8H4G8C


In this young adult mystery, Julie Melton is a fraud. She knows it. But a murder at Melton Manor puts her well-kept secret at risk.

Love and Other Sins

Emilia Ares. SERA Press. $12.95 paper (326p), ISBN 978-1-7368140-0-0; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B09F1HD3GJ


Love, family, and violence collide in this coming-of-age drama. Will Mina and Oliver outrun their pasts?

Pixie Van Dimple and the Wrong Kind of Artificial Intelligence

Lynn McAllister. Austin Macauley Publishers. $8.95 paper (28p), ISBN 978-1-5289-3276-9; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5289-6720-4


Twelve-year-old Pixie Van Dimple loves her smartphone and knows the risks, but one day her life is in danger as she reaches the limits of excess.

Poppy’s Buzzing Brain

Simmonne Dyson-Holland, illus. by Shen Li. Tellwell Talent. $16 paper (24p), ISBN 978-0-2288-5638-2; $5 e-book, ISBN 978-0-2288-5639-9


Despite their autism and intellectual difficulties, Matthew and Richard are trying to find ways to be with their poppy again. As a result, Poppy has a headache.

Tales of the Monkey King

Teresa Chin Jones, illus. by Gennel Marie Sollano. Xlibris. $35.99 paper (200p), ISBN 978-1-6641-5790-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-6641-5789-7


When a stone monkey is born, he finds a monkey tribe, becomes king, and seeks to learn the secret of immortality from a great sage.

Thunder Moon Tussle

Torn MacAlester. Torn MacAlester. $12.97 paper (322p), ASIN B095NX8MZ1; $4.49 e-book, ASIN B095BXX6YC


Nils Carmike forges a life on the lunar frontier. Deputy Miller harasses him with fines and an ultimatum. Running for their lives, they hope to outsmart their faceless enemy and survive.

The Wet Walkers

Mary Smith. URLink Print & Media. $8.99 paper (250p), ISBN 978-1-64753-028-0


A story of two strong, loving, happy, generous sisters. Forty-seven-year-old Raff and 28-year-old Oatie are survivors. They are refugees from the Civil War, determined to help others.

The Wet Walkers, Vol. 2

Mary Smith. URLink Print & Media. $7.99 paper (148p), ISBN 978-1-64753-483-7


An adventurous pair finds signs that the wet walkers have been there.

What Is Coronavirus? How It Infects, How It Spreads, and How to Stay Safe

Sabbithry Persad. Firewater Media Group. $19.95 paper (104p), ISBN 978-0-9812439-3-1; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7365612-0-1

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This book explains virus and coronavirus basics, SARS-CoV-2 and Covid-19, how the virus affects the body, and other aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

When I’m a Surgeon: Dreaming Is Believing

Samantha Pillay, illus. by Harry Aveira. Samantha Pillay. $24.99 hardcover (37p), ISBN 978-1-922675-01-9; $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-922675-00-2


This book highlights the many opportunities a surgical career offers beyond the traditional perceptions of this role and challenges career gender stereotypes.

The Year We Were Famous: Helga and Clara Estby’s Walk Across a Changing America

Carole Estby Dagg. Carole Estby Dagg. $15.49 paper (290p), ISBN 978-1-7376263-0-5


Based on the true story of a mother-daughter walk across Victorian America in a race against time to save the family farm.