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Bitter Seeds: The Quest for Black Gold

Eddie Ferraioli. Austin Macauley Publishers. $14.21 paper (400p), ISBN 978-1-0358-1359-9; $4.45 e-book, ISBN 978-1-0358-1360-5

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War, love, and sibling rivalries dominate this novel, which begins in the mountains of Naples and ends in Puerto Rico in the midst of the Spanish-American War of 1898.

California Dreaming

Noa Silver. She Writes Press. $17.95 paper (312p), ISBN 978-1-64742-660-6; $9.49 e-book, ISBN 978-1-64742-661-3


Inspired by her family’s legacy, Elena Berg moves to California in 2011. Finding it is not what she expected sends her on a journey of self-discovery amid societal upheavals.

The Corisco Conspiracy

Raphael Sóne. Austin Macauley Publishers. $14.95 paper (204p), ISBN 979-8-88693-009-2

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Corisco, November 1585: Jesuit agent William Shakespeare attends the first meeting of the Catholic rebels who, 20 years later, will contrive the most diabolical assassination plot in British history.

The English Priest

Amin Karim. Austin Macauley Publishers. $14.95 paper (212p), ISBN 978-1-63829-205-0; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63829-206-7

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In the prelude to World War II, against the looming backdrop of impending conflict, this novel unfolds as a tapestry of mystery, spirituality, and the human cost of war.

The Family Stone

Michael R. Lane. Bare Bones Press. $17.95 paper (246p), ISBN 978-0-9716453-9-4; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-9889722-6-6

This novel is a family and community saga of life, death, love, heartbreak, betrayal, hope, faith, and redemption.

Henrietha/Waiting for the World to Change

Joyce M. Johnson. Austin Macauley Publishers. $18.95 paper (278p), ISBN 978-1-63829-620-1; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63829-625-6

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Two books tackle sexual abuse and societal issues in the Black community. Themes of abuse, race, and identity intertwine through intimate dialogues and suspenseful cliffhangers in these narratives.

High Tech Uncle Toms

Ronald Coleman. Ronald Coleman. $9.99 e-book, ASIN B0C32QRZCV


The author argues that Black people in L.A. are giving away jobs and money making opportunities.

In the Name of Your Father

Geza Simon. Austin Macauley Publishers. $15.95 paper (218p), ISBN 979-8-88910-332-5; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 979-8-88910-333-2

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An Afghan boy emigrates to America. Following 9/11, he is radicalized to the extent of striking out at his adoptive land.

The Modern Man

Vikas Parihar. Vikas Parihar. $8.99 paper (80p), ISBN 979-8-8700-2010-5


This collection of five stories depicts the existential realities of the current human conscience.

Museum of Creativity and Inspiration for Writers (Prolific Writing for Everyone #10)

Warren Brown. Warren Brown. $9.99 paper (178p), ISBN 979-8-8742-4889-5; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0CRQ4MR9S

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This book contains poems, stories, writing prompts, tips, and articles for new and seasoned writers to get inspiration. It is a manual for writers, filled with ideas and insights that all writers can use to develop their literary skills.

The Nihilist’s Pocket Survival Guide to Modern Society

Tungyn Cheque. Vox Veritas Vita Press. $11.99 paper (206p), ISBN 979-8-218-31900-7; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-218-31901-4

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In this satire, the nihilist offers readers his well-honed survival strategies for navigating modern times as an antidote for boomer, millennial, and Gen XYZ angst.

Raise the Wind

Sarah Shaw. Banfill Books. $19.99 paper (366p), ISBN 978-0-9888967-2-7; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9888967-1-0

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In 1772, newlywed Emily McFarland embarks on a life in a new land. In the old land, Zoeth Sinclair tries to save his new business. Both have secrets to protect.

Redneck Riviera

James Hooker. Dorrance Publishing. $30.99 (216p), ISBN 979-8-88925-166-8; $25.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-88925-666-3

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Laid off from his California tech job, a man flees the rat race with his wife for a tropical island off the coast of North Carolina, where they clash with Southern redneck culture.

Rhapsody in a Minor Mode

Elaine Kozak. Tellwell Talent. $14.99 paper (370p), ISBN 978-0-2288-9100-0; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-2288-9102-4

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A young musician embarks on a journey of self-discovery that takes him to Spain, where an enigmatic gitano guitarist draws him into flamenco and helps him come to terms with his past.

The Shadow World

Achraf Haddad. Austin Macauley Publishers. $12.18 paper (298p), ISBN 978-1-3984-7510-6; $4.45 e-book, ISBN 978-1-3984-7511-3

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Achraf travels with his cousin, until he finds himself in a strange place called the Shadow World. He tries to save his cousin and has many scary experiences.

She Taught Me Everything

Amy Smith Linton. Lifted Board Press. $19.99 paper (422p), ISBN 979-8-9879092-0-1; $6.99 e-book, ASIN B0CDNYLWZW


With her older sister widowed and unconscious, 26-year-old Nicola must untangle the lies and truth about their past to navigate a future.

To Unshakable Bliss: A Techie’s Adventure

Serene Rishi. Serene Rishi. $24.99 paper (288p), ISBN 979-8-9898310-0-5; $19.99 e-book, ASIN B0CSTKPY9B

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Beyond Silicon Valley lies one woman’s quest for lasting peace. Rishi invites readers to question the nature of their own identity.


A Better Way to Smile: Poems

Eric Bruce Smith. Eric Bruce Smith. $15.49 paper (240p), ISBN 979-8-3885-6653-9; $5.49 e-book, ASIN B0CQWM47RV


The mixture of poems in this collection speaks to the heart and will meet the reader right where they are. Just as Smith writes to free his soul, others may laugh and smile to keep their sanity.

Forever Speaking

Carolyn A. Stovall. Brilliant Books Literary. $9.99 paper (58p), ISBN 979-8-88945-463-2


This book consists of poems downloaded through dreams and visions, sometimes in the most intimate times of prayer or the quiet moments.

Giving (Witness #1)

Ginny Emery. Ginny Emery. $8.99 paper (120p), ISBN 978-1-79186-897-0; $1.99 e-book, ASIN B07NTHTGQG


This book is about the poet’s hunger for God and her joy in meeting his love in both beauty and pain. The poems picture many different sides of the challenges and joys of life with Jesus.

Lost in the Sound: Finding Clarity in the Noise

Meghan Dilley. XlibrisUS. $14.99 paper (48p),
ISBN 978-1-6698-3546-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-6698-3547-9


Dilley continues to share the raw and real depiction of her journey with post-traumatic stress disorder. She details the struggles and triumphs of managing PTSD in this second book.

Mental Health, Poetry, and I: Original Poetry that Saved My Life

Brendon Feeley. AuthorHouseUK. $14.35 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-6655-9867-5; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-6655-9866-8


A collection of original poems offers insight into the effects of mental health issues on individuals and their relationships.

An Owl’s Tales

Al Tenhundfeld. Austin Macauley Publishers. $33.95 (296p), ISBN 979-8-88693-928-6; $18.95 paper, ISBN 979-8-88693-927-9

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These poems are intended to make readers laugh, cry, contemplate life, and especially remember the many paths they have traveled in their adventure known as life.


The Complaint

Tom Breen. Bradford Books. $30.25 (382p), ISBN 979-8-9865185-4-1

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New York attorney Brian Bradford files a complaint against ZeiiMed, a diabolical insurance company. Brian fights back in a manner as ruthless as the forces unleashed by ZeiiMed.

Dead to Rights: A David Elliott Mystery

Bailey Herrington. Gatekeeper Press. $21.99 (252p), ISBN 978-1-6629-3555-8; $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6629-3556-5

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When David and Judy Elliott solve the mystery of his revered professor Steven Jeffrey’s murder, a cadre of relentless CIA assassins mark the cousins—and the truth—for death.

Ghost of a Chance

John Foley. Austin Macauley. $15.95 paper (220p), ISBN 979-8-88693-858-6; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 979-8-88693-859-3

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In this crime thriller with a side of supernatural suspense, St. Paul detectives Anders Holt and Jo Mulaney are on the killer’s trail.

Hypatia: In Her Own Words

Lukman Clark. Six Sticks Productions. $24.95 (206p), ISBN 978-0-9788752-4-4

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The true story of Hypatia of Alexandria written by her own hand gives the lie to our Europeanized wiki fable. She was mixed-race, bisexual, a mystic—and a bishop’s obsession.

I, Albert Peabody

Jerry P. Schellhammer. Austin Macauley Publishers. $10.95 paper (128p), ISBN 978-1-64750-723-7; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-64750-931-6

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This suspense thriller asks what line separates the normal from the insane.

Preacher Stalls the Second Coming (Evan Wycliff Mysteries #4)

Gerald Everett Jones. LaPuerta Books and Media. $18.99 paper (330p), ISBN 979-8-9860953-8-7; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-9860953-9-4


A cult leader is planning to fake the Second Coming of Christ with advanced virtual reality technology as he lures homeless people to internment camps with promises of food.


Codex Sohrakia: The Gifted Dark

K.M. Taylor. K.M. Taylor. $24.95 (344p), ISBN 979-8-9894279-1-8; $17.95 paper, ISBN 979-8-9894279-0-1

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Saham is tasked with guarding the barrier that holds Dark Matter at bay. But he betrays his mission, forever altering reality.

Overlap: The Lives of a Former Time Jumper

N. Joseph Glass. N. Joseph Glass. $9.99 paper (232p), ISBN 979-8-8603-8843-7; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B0CHBDLYD9


A journey of heartache and hope and the consequences of time travel. With questionable motives, Marcus reveals to a reporter, Jessica, secrets that would have been better kept buried.

Pride and Prejudice Among the Stars

J.M. Sampson. Austin Macauley Publishers. $19.95 paper (310p), ISBN 979-8-88910-175-8; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 979-8-88910-177-2

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Human ingenuity and bravery are put to the test 25 years after a near-total extinction event caused by interstellar aliens. A new alien threat faces the depleted Earth, this time from another galaxy.

Quantum Seed

L. Thorsrud. Gatekeeper Press. $17.99 paper (346p), ISBN 979-8-9884640-5-1; $6.99 e-book, ASIN B0CQB6TLTW

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When a female scientist taps into the uncharted power of the mind, she breaches the limits of time and space, unveiling a critical message from an advanced civilization.


Jesse O’Reilly-Conlin. Austin Macauley Publishers. $10.15 paper (176p), ISBN 978-1-0358-1218-9; $4.45 e-book, ISBN 978-1-0358-1219-6

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Hound kills the memories of violent men. He wants out. But then he meets Jesse, another man in search of solace, and an unexpected friendship arises.

The Wizard Within

Debra R. Borys. Red Door Press. $19.95 paper (480p), ISBN 979-8-8599-3479-9; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B0CHZF1HVT

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Eli Stone must learn that Magic is a sentient being living within all of creation before he can pair with his counterpart, Thorne Rios, to awaken Seattle’s dormant magical communities.


Kindly Evil: A Serial Killer Romance

Nicole DiCicco. Nicole DiCicco. $16.99 paper (278p), ISBN 979-8-9871265-8-5; $8.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-9871265-9-2

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Is it possible to fall in love with a serial killer? Jason Greco grapples with his haunting past, love, and morality in this unique romance. Warning: the sex is more graphic than any murder.

When Cowboys Fall: It’s Never Too Late to Change the Road You’re On

Réal Laplaine. Réal Laplaine. $12.95 paper (150p), ISBN 979-8-8731-6980-1; $6.95 e-book, ASIN B0CR1YH89V, Amazon, Kobo, Smashwords

In this contemporary romance, a man faces a midlife crisis. It’s a story about rediscovery, dreams, and love—a story about the cowboy in all of us.


Autism... A Mother’s Story

Toni Hunt. Austin Macauley Publishers. $8.12 paper (130p), ISBN 978-1-3984-4364-8; $4.45 e-book, ISBN 978-1-3984-4365-5

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Hunt relates her journey with her autistic son and offers an insight into the challenges and obstacles that may arise from caring for anyone with autism.

The Beautiful Blonde Library Angel

Phillip Parcheminer. XlibrisUS. $13.99 paper (206p), ISBN 978-1-7960-3384-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-3383-0


After he made the discovery of the beautiful blonde library angel, Parcheminer was guided out of his fall into a pit of darkness due to his debilitating social anxiety.

Besa: A True Story

Pertef Bylykbashi. Newman Springs Publishing. $20.99 paper (396p), ISBN 978-1-64531-096-9; $21.99 audio, ASIN B082YKRDDK

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The author recounts his survival tactics as an Albanian boy in a labor camp, his escape to Greece, and his time as a U.S. Army soldier in America. He provides the true meaning of honor and loyalty—besa.

The Broken Whistle: A Deep State Run Amok

Pedro Israel Orta. Pedro Israel Orta Productions. $29.99 (448p), ISBN 979-8-9882692-0-5; $19.99 paper, ISBN 979-8-9882692-3-6

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Orta brings his 18-year CIA experience to this memoir, an exposé unveiling a deep state bent on destroying dissent and preserving its power.

The Cliffs of Schizophrenia: A Mother and Son Perspective

Jake McCook and Laurette McCook. BookBaby. $17.99 paper (236p), ISBN 979-8-3509-2596-8; $2.99 e-book, ASIN BOCLGVTWVY

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Jake and his mother give their perspective on Jake’s journey with schizophrenia in a journal format to offer insight to those navigating the this brain disease.

Daddy Bear Goes to War

Mary Page Greene. Austin Macauley Publishers. $12.95 paper (168p), ISBN 978-1-68562-680-8; $4.45 e-book, ISBN 978-1-68562-681-5

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This biography is predominantly a family’s World War II experience based on a father’s letters with his drawings. It exemplifies the character of many people living during the war years.

Dante’s Paradox

Dante M. Slater Sr. and Bridget May. Dante M. Slater Sr. and Bridget May. $9.95 paper (130p), ISBN 979-8-9897389-0-8; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 979-8-9897389-1-5

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This is a story about an individual trying to seek out every truth in life and its mysteries.

Descent into Darkness: The Sources and Psychodynamics of Mental Illness; An Introduction and Explication in the Form of Novel

Richard D. Chessick. Authors’ Tranquility Press. $19.99 paper (556p), ISBN 978-1-961908-00-0


A blend of didactic novel and psychodynamic exploration, this book delves into mental health issues, presenting arguments, dramatizations, and controversies in the field.

The Enemies of Excellence

George Wilson Adams. Austin Macauley Publishers. $32.95 (120p), ISBN 979-8-88693-130-3; $17.95 paper, ISBN 979-8-88693-129-7

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Excellence is the ultimate human power and the source of our greatest inventions. Yet some people and companies fear and hate excellence. Why? Adams answers the question based on his many years of experience as a CPA and MBA, small business owner, and survivor of difficult life experiences.

Fast Food Made Healthy: The Ultimate Guide to Smart Choices and Guilt Free Bites

Andreas Baku. Andreas Baku. 99¢ e-book, ISBN 979-8-215-80904-4

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A guide to making smarter choices and transforming the fast food experience into a nourishing one.

For Whom the Virus Tolls: Resilience, Perseverance, Fortitude, and Survival in the Face of Covid-19

D. John Jackson. D. John Jackson. $24.99 (370p), ISBN 979-8-89109-511-3; $14.99 paper, ISBN 979-8-89109-512-0


The book delves into the parallel societal impacts of two global pandemics: the so-called Spanish flu of 1918 and the modern-day Covid-19 crisis.

The Girl with Three Birthdays: An Adopted Daughter’s Memoir of Tiaras, Tough Truths, and Tall Tales

Patti Eddington. She Writes Press. $17.95 paper (240p), ISBN 978-1-64742-650-7; $8.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-64742-651-4


Patti always knew she was adopted, but when a genealogy test leads her to her biological family years later, she embarks on an eye-opening journey to piece together her past.

The Idling Bulldozer and Other Paddling Adventures

Donald D. Yackel. Austin Macauley Publishers. $13.99 paper (218p), ISBN 978-1-947353-39-8

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Yackel has spent 30 years paddling his 17-foot kayak on extended wilderness trips, traveling over 4,000 miles, and spending 365 days sleeping in small tents in all kinds of settings.

Japan Brats: The Youth Who Bridged Opposite Worlds (Vols. 1, 2, and 3)

Michael Weddington. Big Picture Publishing. $24.99 paper (494p), ISBN 978-1-7361735-3-4; $14.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7361735-6-5

In 1946 the U.S. conducted one of the most fascinating social science experiments of the 20th century, sending thousands of American children to live with recent bitter enemy Japan.

Just Kidding

Gail S. Hettrick. Dorrance Publishing. $27.99 (156p), ISBN 978-1-63867-016-2; $22.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63867-965-3

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Hettrick invites us into her world with a refreshing collection of short stories about parenting, marriage, and funny mishaps of everyday life.

Laugh Out Loud: Your Personal Prescription for the Best Medicine on Earth

Jack Daly. Jack Daly. $5.99 paper (88p), ISBN 979-8-9894872-0-2; 99¢ e-book, ISBN 979-8-9894872-1-9


This book provides a way to cope, if practiced. The five steps in this guide will bring a smile to the face, a ray of sunshine to the heart, and a moment of happiness to one’s life.

Location X: A Quest for Place

Eva Rome. Blue Morpho Press New Mexico. $37.56 paper (396p), ISBN 978-0-9678995-7-2; $14.99 e-book,


Baby boomers or armchair globetrotters who crave travel, risk, and adventure may realize their relocation dreams and discover meaning beyond the mainstream in this humorous guide.

Memories of “A Kid from the Heights”

Don Moore. Austin Macauley Publishers. $12.95 paper (172p), ISBN 979-8-88693-360-4; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 979-8-88693-361-1

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The 1950s and ’60s in rural Canada were an unforgettable time of true freedom. Those who are not part of this generation can experience it on these pages.

Miracles, Masterpieces, and the Madonna

Aban P. Kavasmaneck. Dorrance Publishing. $94.99 (310p), ISBN 979-8-88812-001-9; $89.99 e-book,
ISBN 979-8-88812-501-4

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Through a combination of stories about miraculous encounters, travel tales, original works of Old Masters’ religious art, and more, Kavasmaneck recounts her 25-year journey of unwavering faith.

Nigeria: Politics, Religion, Pentecostal-Charismatic Power and Challenges

Akintayo Emmanuel. Austin Macauley Publishers. $27.95 paper (474p), ISBN 979-8-88693-496-0; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 979-8-88693-497-7

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The global community needs a cultural understanding and sensitivity for productive engagement with the Arab and non-Arab Muslim world.

Porter Brothers’ Tragedy: The Untold Story

Glenn and Steven Porter. Austin Macauley Publishers. $40.95 (476p), ISBN 978-1-68562-472-9; $25.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-68562-471-2

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A true-life wrecking story. Things get bad for the Porters. Turn a few pages. The story gets worse.

Reflections from the Shadow of Los Angeles: A Very Brief Memoir

Byron Schneider. Impervious Press. $11.99 paper (80p), ISBN 978-0-9963835-4-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9963835-3-0

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This book captures the unique landmarks of the Golden State in the 1960s and ’70s. But there is hidden trauma in this paradise—family secrets that can’t stay buried forever.

Secret Son of a Legend

Mark Jennings. Austin Macauley Publishers. $10.15 paper (188p), ISBN 978-1-3984-7897-8; $4.45 e-book, ISBN 978-1-3984-7898-5

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This book is an easy read with short chapters. Readers will be able to find what they missed in Jennings’s account of his life as the son of Bobby Moore, the English captain of the 1966 World Cup–winning soccer team.


Francis Mutemwa. Austin Macauley Publishers. $12.95 paper (172p), ISBN 978-1-63829-772-7; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63829-773-4

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This book delves into the complex web of emotions, economics, and logistics that are entwined with the simple act of shipping a package.

Some Southern Adventures Outdoors (and in the Kitchen!): A Collection of Southern Adventures and Recipes

Stan Yockey. Paper Leaf Agency. $18.02 (80p), ISBN 978-1-0880-0184-4; $14.99 paper (190p), ISBN 978-1-63812-800-7

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This book offers humorous outdoor adventures, savory menus for harvesting, and a tutorial on equipment and kitchen essentials for utilizing lean protein from wild fish and game.

Symbionts or Parasites? Humanity’s Crossroads

Pedro A González Jr. Editorial Letra Viva. $46.99 (330p), ISBN 979-8-9855564-3-8


When AI benefits both humans and machines, it can be considered a symbiont, and when it benefits only machines, it can be regarded as a parasite.

Take Me Home

Gary M. Crist. Austin Macauley Publishers. $8.95 paper (74p), ISBN 979-8-88693-670-4; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 979-8-88693-671-1

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A collection of short stories based on the author’s experiences as a sports-loving boy growing up in Indiana in the 1960s and as a practicing attorney in Florida. Each story presents local color and memorable characters.

Traveling in Wonder: A Travel Photographer’s Tales of Wanderlust

Autumn Carolynn. Autumn Carolynn Photography. $31.99 paper (446p), ISBN 979-8-218-30855-1; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-218-30856-8

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This is the author’s extended letter to the many countries she’s visited as a student traveling abroad, a flight attendant, a travel agent, and a travel photographer.

Up by the Bootstraps: A Story of the Life and FBI Career of the Author and His Extraordinary Battle Against the American Mafia

Sean M. McWeeney. Dorrance Publishing. $38.99 (352p), ISBN 979-8-88812-380-5; $33.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-88812-880-0

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McWeeney recounts his life on the tough West Side of Chicago, his career in the FBI, and his lifelong pursuit of justice.


Catholic Church? Why Not? Vol. 1

Jack Scissons. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (138p), ISBN 978-1-6655-5441-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-6655-5440-4


In his journal entries, a priest tries to reconcile the current teachings of the church about married male and female priests, abortion, divorce, assisted dying, and LGBTQIA+ rights with the core teachings of the Gospels.


Eloia Born

Britta Jensen. Murasaki Press. $14.99 paper (330p), ISBN 978-1-7328995-0-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7328995-2-0

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A girl who’s lost her mother. A boy learning about love. Both with a secret neither knows about and a journey that could tear them apart.

Everyone’s Included at the Animal Party: The Little Girl Learns About Patience & Imagination

Catie “Aunt Kiki” Greene, illus. by K.K.P. Dananjali. Animal Party Kiki. $19.99 (38p), ISBN 979-8-8690-5987-1; $14.99 paper, ISBN 979-8-218-32704-0

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A little girl gets help from her fathers to cope with big feelings of impatience and excitement. Together with co-regulation skills and imagination, they have a day of their dreams.

Grammar Adventures: With Grammy and the G Gang

Lakshmi Narayani. Lakshmi Narayani. $14.99 paper (102p), ISBN 979-8-3700-5447-1


Grammy and the G Gang embark on grammar adventures and share their knowledge of a grammar concept with the reader in each of these eight stories.

Gus the Gnome

Gary Ellis. AuthorHouseUK. $11.10 paper (34p), ISBN 979-8-8230-8056-9; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-8230-8057-6


This illustrated children’s book invites young readers to follow the adventures of Gus the Gnome and his tricycle. Gus goes on a journey and gets into trouble.

The Hummingbird & the Narwhal

Annie Higbee. Annie Higbee. $22.95 (42p), ISBN 979-8-9850283-1-7; $5.55 audio (25 mins), ISBN 979-8-8686-9248-2

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The story of two creatures who look alike but come from completely different worlds. Their unlikely meeting begins a journey of friendship, kindness, and respect for all creatures.

Is That My Sun?

Cora Lynn. Austin Macauley Publishers. $23.95 (22p), ISBN 978-1-64536-905-9; $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64378-564-6

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A little girl curious about the sun, moon, and stars gets answers from her mother that unravel the mysteries of the universe. The simple cover opens to color illustrations inside, and six poems at the end add magic to bedtime.

It’s Not Ewwww... It’s You! Un-Yucking the Grossest Wonders of the Human Body

Sharon Leya, illus. by Janne Maru. Orange Puffin Playgrounds. $18.95 (28p), ISBN 979-8-9869473-7-2; $11.95 paper, ISBN 979-8-9869473-8-9


Step into Professor Ewe’s classroom for a hilarious exploration of our bodies’ grossest outputs. Explore flatulence, earwax, and more icky marvels of the amazing human body.

The Lights that Stay: A Whimsical Picture Book About How a Child’s Vibrant Inner Light Parallels the Sun’s Light

Cortney Cino, illus. by Marina Saumell. Whimspire Books. $18.99 (32p), ISBN 979-8-9889251-3-2; $12.99 paper, ISBN 979-8-9889251-0-1, Amazon, Ingram

This simple but powerful story weaves together the parallels of the sun’s light and a child’s inner light. It follows the journey of a girl from childhood into adulthood.

Molly Mee The Awakening

J.M. Duckworth. Austin Macauley Publishers. $10.15 paper (232p), ISBN 978-1-3984-9593-7; $4.45 e-book, ISBN 978-1-3984-9594-4

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Molly wants to break free from the confines of societal norms she fails to connect to. She is striving for acceptance in an ever-changing world.

Our Goose Story

Amy Strate. Austin Macauley Publishers. $10.95 paper (34p), ISBN 979-8-88910-209-0; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 979-8-88910-210-6

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Sierra and Benson must learn not only how to hatch and raise four Canadian geese, but also how to protect them from predators.

Reality (Dissonance #1)

Aaron Ryan. Aaron Ryan. $13.99 paper (322p), ISBN 979-8-8727-0700-4; $5.99 e-book,

Lieutenant Shipley faces the grim reality that society has been driven underground, the planet having been invaded by alien beings with incredible hearing and the telekinetic ability to immobilize their prey.

The Snowman

Rebecca McCaffery. Austin Macauley Publishers. $9.13 paper (18p), ISBN 978-1-5289-8039-5; $4.45 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5289-8041-8

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Four children are very excited about missing school because it has snowed.


Amy Winfield, illus. by Thiago Neumann. Packed House Publications. $12.99 paper (120p), ISBN 978-1-7376792-1-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7376792-3-3

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A boy and a bear form an unlikely pair.

Walking with Werewolves

Chelsea McGinley.
iUniverse. $13.99 paper (154p), ISBN 978-1-6632-4756-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-6632-4757-5


Amane and Elias set out on a journey to find their place in the world, discovering more about themselves than they ever thought possible.

Walk the Web Lightly

Mary Pascual. SparkPress. $17.95 paper (296p), ISBN 978-1-68463-232-9; $8.99 e-book, ASIN B0C9HW3HH6

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To pursue her dreams instead of following her family’s legacy, Naya must win in a contest using her powers of time and unveil family secrets that could endanger all she loves.

Why Is Everything Different?

Dena Levin. Austin Macauley Publishers. $12.95 paper (42p), ISBN 978-1-63829-664-5; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63829-665-2

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Sophia’s conversation with her grandma demonstrates that we cannot control the things happening around us. However, with compassion and understanding and the everlasting love in her life, Sophia can be happy.