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Unfinished Business - ISBN 1893302687 by Elizabeth Lucas-Taylor
Adventure/Intrigue: Follow Lindsay and Griffin as they thwart political assassinations,
and work to resolve some 'unfinished business' of their own.
Judith Woolcock Colombo,
an excellent psycho-thriller.
Hours - suspense/mystery/thriller by Vivian Gilbert Zabel.
While struggling to recover from a debilitating gunshot wound,
homicide lieutenant Martin Rogers discovers an on-line "interest"
may be a serial killer. Martin must find this killer before he
becomes the next victim.
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Be My Valentine (ISBN
1-931742-07-3 ) by Jane Beckenham. A time travel/romance set in the
days of pirates raging across the Caribbean seas. A story of hope
and the search for everlasting love - before history catches up.
a Bridesmaid (ISBN 1-932695-18-4) by Jane Beckenham. Set
in the heartland of New Zealand, Always A Bridesmaid encapsulates
life and love's challenges. Starting over, learning to trust again
and daring to gamble on love.
Woman of Valor
(ISBN 1-931742-72-3) by Janelle Benham.
Travelling back in time to the Roman occupation of Judea, Woman of
Valor is the story of two fated lovers who struggle to come to terms
with their past, and their present, with the things they cannot
change and things they must accept.
Jenny's Legacy, ISBN: 1-59414-433-8 by Cassandra Barnes, is a contemporary sweet
romance featuring a psychic heroine.
Never Kiss a Frog:
Girl's Guide to Creatures from the Dating Swamp
by Marilyn Anderson.
ISBN: 978-0971437210. A
smart and savvy collection of stories, advice, and illustrations
that depict the men that women should avoid... as
FROGS. And no, they don't turn into princes no matter
how many times you kiss them!
The Bodyguard and
the Rock Star, Book 3 of the Bodyguard Series by
Natasha Chamberlain thinks guarding a
star touring the Southern States should be not only easy but
loads of fun, but she changes her mind when she's shot after the
first concert. Find it at:
Infinite Space, Infinite God,
by Karina and Robert Fabian, editors: Fifteen stories that explore space
and time, chimeras, genetically altered humans, aliens -- and the
Flight of the Gryphon
by Kathe Gogoleski. A
time traveler falls in love with a woman from the past.
a.m. (ISBN: 0595357865) by Dallas Woodburn. Critics rave
this collection of short stories "shines with both humor and poignancy"
and "celebrates the beauty and humor of everyday life." A portion of
the proceeds go towards the Write On Scholarship Fund for young writers.
Fact or Fiction II, edited by Diane J. Newton is as the title
suggests full of great secrets including a political secret and at least
one from the deep South.
A southern anthology,
edited by Kathy Rhodes. It includes 28 sotires, 28
poems, 28 writers, all collected from a
an online journal. One of my poems was published in a past
edtion of a Southern Journal.
for All Ages
(ISBN 13) 9780955367236 by
This is an illustrated preteen fiction about a misfit
non-identical twin. She lives with her eccentric family in
London and thinks she's adopted.
(ISBN 13) 9780955367229 by Frances
Lynn is a book set in th early
'70s. It's nostalgia for survivors and their children, who want to
know why their hippy-hearted parents are still stuck in their
(ISBN 1932993304) by Catherine MacDonald. This is a
multi-layered novel about four women who abandon their lives
and take to the highways.
(ISBN1-932993347) by Catherine MacDonald. From Boston to the
countryside of the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada
mountains, this is a novel of love, family relationships,
and inner strength.
|| Janet Elaine Smith
has written so many books it's beginning to be difficult to
count them. I liked Pampas.
A Mouth Full of Shell (ISBN
1-928973-44-2) by Connie Gotsch from is a main stream
contemporary novel about a woman learning to fight for what
she wants, and the life encounters that give her the
information and courage to do what she wants to do.
Snap Me a Future
(ISBN 193014-14-4) by Connie Gotsch is a
psychological thriller about a woman rebuilding her life
after a serious injury, and with her own resources and the
help of friends, finding the courage to get out there and do
what she wants.
has arrived! (ISBN 1932993746) by Joyce Anthony.
Published by Star Publish.
The Kahills of
Willow Walk (ISBN: 0-9769989-2-0) by
Can the enduring love of family heal a heart gone astray
and survive the insane, vindictive actions of one of its
Before Evening by Magdalena Ball. This
gritty, relentless story unfolds with the same cool
detachment that motivates the central character to peel back
the layers of her life and expose the painful scalding
lists all of the books by
Philip Harris, his latest news and his newsletter.
An autographed copy of
Wai-nani, High Chiefess of Hawaii-Her Epic Journey by
Linda Ballou maybe purchased on Linda’s site with free
shipping anywhere in the world.
The Immigrants' Daughter (ISBN
Mary Terzian is a compendium of memoirs on growing up in
Egypt, during World War II, in an Armenian community of
escapees from genocide. The protagonist breaks gender and
oppression barriers to pursue her dreams and take charge of
her own destiny.
Krygier is a novel with a voice all its own that
examines the corrosive quality of bigotry that festers among
those of with the same dreams, those of the same religion,
those very souls who should support one another.
This Is the
ISBN: 1588513521 AmErica House
By Carolyn Howard-Johnson. "When you live amidst beauty sometimes
discrimination and, if you do, you prefer not to acknowledge
it." A young journalist realizes that because she is half
Mormon and half Protestant she is not suitable material for
love. She delves into her Mormon heritage and journals her way
through prejudice into redemption. She learns to mend her own
life when she finds she cannot mend her world. This novel, set
in Salt Lake City in the 50s, reveals not only complexities of
the heart but the secrets of what some consider a mysterious
place and culture. "This is the Place" has won eight awards
including the Critics' Choice award. Find more on this book on
Inspiring Story of Little Goody Two Shoes
by Michael Levy is a
wonderful story and a best selling children’s book for two hundred year s...
The theme of the book is to teach wisdom with learning and who can say they
do not support that noble deed.
and Deception: A Mind-Opening Journey Across Cultures
by former University of California instructor
indeed a journey and you will enjoy every minute of it.
Especially appropriate for this interminable political silly
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Howard-Johnson's essays and poetry related to tolerance, peace,
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(Including poetry and other poetic endeavors)
Dreams of Grandeur,
a book of poetry by
Amber A. Whitman.
Tracings, A Chapbook of
ISBN: 1-59924-017-3 Finishing Line Press.
Tracings touches chords--both major and minor--for
readers interested in nostalgia, tolerance, culture and aging.
The author traces her life's experiences and for her it feels
like "a movie reel running backwards." Tracings was named
to the Compulsive Readers' Ten Best Reads list. Read more
on this site.
Cherished Pulse is an
e-chapbook of unconventional love poetry by Magdalena Ball and
Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Read more about it on this
Quark Soup by
uses the strange anti-matter world of astrophysics and quantum
physics to capture the bonds that tie human beings together.
Cat-House Sonnets, 100 poems celebrating cats.
ISBN-13: 978-0971069640 by Margy Ohring. Winner of a Muse Medallion
from the Cat Writers Association, Cat-House Sonnets depicts
all aspects of cat behavior in sonnet form. Poems include litterbox
behavior, food preferences, interaction with other cats and the
great love the author has for her feline companions. You will find
your cat in the pages of this book.
- A Most Unusual
Collection of Poetic Vignettes
of the Holy Spirit's
whispers directly to you
through Susan E. Waldrop.
978-0975867716. Susan E. has received seven International Angel
Awards for Excellence in Media and nominated for a Telly for her
first film; 'A Peace of Jackie'.
Dessa Reed is
a poet and poetry editor at The Desert Woman. Find her at
Shrieking Out Loud! is like Sex and the City, without a
lot of sex or city...funny and thoughtful all at the same time."
Anna Marie Gire, Editor of Women's Independent Press.
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Are Great Big Meanies
(Penguin) is a fun way to improve your grammar and feel comfortable
Your Road Trip Dream
13) 9780975292808 by Phil & Carol White. Dream of that long, rambling
trip? This award-winning, "how-to" planning guide includes all the
tools the serious road tripper needs to make their dreams a reality.
HUGS, HOPE, and Peanut
Butter: Finding Light Behind Life's Storm Clouds
i by Marsha Jordan is a book of humorous, inspirational essays illustrated by critically
Discover a true-life philosophy about
making marriages last a lifetime in
Choose Love for Life,
by Joe and Edwina Roady.
Collection of Stories Remembered
ISBN: 1591295505 AmErica
explores the little white lies and solemn truths that one
charming, idiosyncratic family loves to repeat. Each story is
stitched to the next to become a saga of their sojourn from
Michigan through a vanishing railroad town in New Mexico, then
into Utah and finally (and happily), to a place where
individuality can thrive. Harkening won three awards including
Word Thunder's Excellence in Writing award. Read more on this
America's Unpatriotic Acts: The Federal Government's Violation of
Constitutional and Civil Rights. ) is a look at the history and
effects of the USA Patriot Act upon the erosion of our civil liberties
and violations of at least five of the Bill of Rights. It has been
endorsed by liberals and conservatives.
Law of Attraction Alchemy: Change
: A reader says, "Ever
try to lose excess body fat or put onmuscle, but everything you
read is for a different body type, activity level, age, etc., so
that what you read cannot be readily applied by you today? Well,
Joyce Shafer has solved that problem when it comes to
understanding how to manifest your dreams. Ms Shafer, in her
very inexpensively priced book, provides sixty-four (64)
statements you can immediately use and apply to your life...
TODAY! WHAT A GOLD MINE! I am engaged in my journey to use these
alchemy statements every day for ninety days. I fully expect
aspects of my leadened life to become golden. I highly recommend
that you make the investment to do the same."
(Download/preview chapter available at
I Don’t Want to be Your Guru, but I Have
Something to Say
by Joyce Shafer: A reader says, “... absolutely wonderful with
simple, but practical life-affirming messages. [Joyce] reminds
me of some of my favorite authors such as Richard Bach and Jane
Roberts. The message contained in this special book will remind
you of the remarkable person you've always been; and as you
remember, you will take the necessary steps to follow the star
that has always been shining within you."~ John Harricharan,
Author of “When You Can Walk on Water, Take the Boat”
(Paperback/download and preview chapter available
How to Have What You REALLY Want
by Joyce Shafer:
A reader says, "... I found that [Joyce's] book is not a typical
workbook, but a guide---a guide to who I am and a guide for me.
Basically, this guide is my life map---where I was, am, and
where I am going to arrive. I would highly recommend this guide
to all, regardless of where you are in life. As we all know, we
sometimes get off direction. Let this book put you back on your
map of life.
(Paperback/download and preview chapter available at
Do's and Don'ts for the
First, Second and Third Wives by Juliet Gipson, MA. Required reading
by a percentage of the population that is growing all the time.
Integrity: Do You Have It? (2nd edition) is authored by
"A much-needed book for these times." ~ CHJ
I Need to be SAFE: I’m Worth
Janet Goliger. ISBN 13: 978-0-9768273-2-0. Empower your children with
self-defense techniques that work; teach them to defend themselves in
any threatening situation while learning in a non-threatening
environment. The key to our children’s safety is to give them these
specific survival tools so that they never enter that car, never grab
that hand, and so they know how to get away before they are grabbed.
Successful Meetings: How to Plan,
Prepare, and Execute Top-Notch business Meetings by Shri Henkel.
ISBN 9780910627917. I am quoted in this book, so I'm a bit prejudice,
but I feel safe in saying it is packed with practical tips for making
meeting fruitful and keeping them from being a snooze. Authors can use
this book to help plan their readings, seminars and classes.
has created a
workbook style publication to guide women through a fascinating
faith journey of connecting with the
Feminine Face of God
through women of the Bible. ISBN 1432705415
Families: An Anthology (ISBN-13: 978-0-9786066-0-2) edited by
Valerie Coleman is a
book of essays from biological and stepparents, children and other
family members. The book expresses the anxiety and fulfillment of
stepfamily life and concludes with snippets of lessons learned that are
humorous, anecdotal and inspirational.
White, author of Sculpting the Heart: Surviving
Depression with Art Therapy can be found
on her Web
will find inspirational poetry, blogging, photography, music and
humor. If you are happy, you will enjoy her book and web
site; if you are not happy, you definitely need them.
The Solution is at Hand: The Dottie Walters Story.
By Dottie Walters and Terri Marie. ISBN
978-0-943477-14-5. The legendary Dottie Walters discusses her
amazing life and the lessons she would like to pass along. A two CD
set by the same title with the actual interview with Dottie is also
available. UPC number on the CD set is 706263-0500 -27
A Memoir, What My Dog Taught Me About Shedding Pounds, Licking
Stress, and Getting a New Leash On Life
(ISBN O-7573-0394-3) by
Patti Lawson A touching and funny story how a little shelter dog
transformed the author's life.
Down on the Farm: One
American Family's Dream by Sue Glasco. ISBN: 1-4137-7727-9. A
great book for picking-up and putting-down reading since each chapter
contains several short complete segments. This memoir of a young farm
family is enjoyed by both young parents who are rearing children now
and also by those older who like going down the 1960s memory lane. The
universal struggle of a family striving to achieve a dream brings
chuckles and an occasional tear.
Sixtyfive Roses: A
Sister’s Memoir is a powerful and inspiring memoir of
family love, loss and survival. A must read for any woman on her
own heroine’s journey. It’s Eva Longoria’s favorite new read
– she’s optioned the film rights. Celine Dion wrote the
foreword. Angela Lansbury couldn’t put it down. “This memoir
is an astounding testament to the strength of family, but also to
the reality of illness and a person’s spiritual growth...readers
will not be able to put the book down. One can’t help but be moved
in reading it.” ~ Book
CHILDREN'S and YOUNG
Hugs and Kisses
How do you tell a child their baby brother or sister is not coming
home from the hospital? How could this happen? Where did the
baby go? Parents in the midst of their grief must come up with
answers to their children's questions. Flying Hugs and Kisses
answers these questions with compassion and hope. Available at Book
stores in English and Spanish.
is by Holly
978-0-9797513-2-5 (listening ages 2 - 5; reading ages 6 - 8) by
Holly Jahangiri, illustrated by Jordan M. Vinyard. Stephen is afraid
of the monster under the bed. What he doesn't realize is Trockle,
the little monster under the bed, is afraid of him, the big monster
over the bed.
- the- Gator and Freddy Frog by Doc Gater,
ISBN 978-0-9797513-0-1 (listening
ages 3 - 5; reading ages 6 - 10) by Doc Gator, illustrated by Randy
Zabel. Al-the-Gator wonders how a slimy little frog
could ever save his life. Learn More, at the back of the book, gives
additional information about alligators and frogs.
by www.4rvpublishingllc.com .
Sad Sam and the Magic Cookies
by Stacy Quest and edited by
Jill Ronsley was First
Runner Up at the 2007 New York Book Festival in the Children's
Lion in the Living Room
by Coebach McKinna
(listening ages 2 - 5; reading ages 6 - 8) by Caelaach (Kelly) McKinna,
illustrated by A.R. Stone. Sometimes the animals take over the house, starting
with the lion in the living room.
by www.4rvpublishingllc.com .
(ISBN 1-59088-564-3) by Kathe Gogolewski
tells how a boy's magic
gets him in and out of trouble. A children's fantasy adventure.
Goes Treasure Hunting
by Robin Falls. With a little imagination,
Zachary travels throughout the world in search of treasures. To
Zachary's mother, a treasure is a bargain found at auctions;
garage sales; flea markets; even on the side of the road in a
trash pile. Will Zachary's lucky, Russian stone help them locate
what they are looking for? Join the treasure hunt and find out.
Odd Fable by Norma
J. Sundberg with illustrations by Esther M. Leiper:
is the story
of a princess
who solves a serious situation with a
dilapidated drawbridge in the little round Kingdom of Odd. ISBN 13:
Base Stealers Club - ISBN 978-1-84728-220-0 (young adult/juvenile,
ages 10 - 14) by V. Gilbert Zabel. Someone is stealing from the
locker rooms during baseball games. The Jonesville Chargers want the
thief found because only bases should ever be stolen. However, when the
person stealing is revealed, the team finds circumstances make a
difference. Published by
of the Missing Coach - ISBN 978-0-9797513-1-8 (young adult/juvenile,
ages 10 - 14) by V. Gilbert Zabel. Someone wants to Jonesville
Chargers not to win the championship and threatens the team. When the
team doesn't lose or forfeit, their coach is kidnapped. Will the team
find the coach in time, or will their dreams be dashed, perhaps forever?
Published by www.4rvpublishingllc.com .
and Giganto: Odds Against Us - ISBN 978-0-9797513-6-3 (young
adult/juvenile ages 10 - 13) by Lea Schizas. Bubba arrives at a new school, expecting
to be bullied as usual because of his name. The first day he literally
runs into the biggest kid there, who becomes his best friend. Two young
men, used to being the brunt of bullying, band together to beat the odds
against them. Published by
State of Wilderness - ISBN
978-0-9797513-5-6 (young adult/juvenile, ages 10 - 12) by Elysabeth
Eldering, illustrated by Aidana WillowRaven. Friends play a game and are
given clues to discover the correct state. State of Wilderness is the
first in the series of 50 books, one for each state. As the members of
the Geography Detective Squad work their way through the fifty
United States of America in
the series, they accumulate bonus clues that will reveal five
territories that are joined to or are part of the United States.Published by
1-932993-80-0 A Christmas Dream is a 3-act play for small to medium
theatrical groups. Story by Janet Elaine Smith, script
adaptation by Billie A Williams. Christmas is off limits for
Susan Quincey and her 3 year old son. A father he never knew was
killed in Desert Storm. He dreams of a Christmas of happiness for
his Mom. He believes miracles can happen, especially at Christmas.
Kevin Docketer and a Santa try to help--is it enough? A
heart-warming Christmas tale some say is the next Miracle on 34th
Cookies Are for Giving is a celebration of family, friends and
the joy of giving. Stories, recipes, tips and more...
Smells of cinnamon...cookie cutters...rolling and baking...eating
dough....By Kristin Johnson and Mimi Cummins.
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every reading club, book club, and yes, individual reader,
should choose a book by an author they've never read at
least once a year. Yep, and I believe they should buy
it, not borrow it. Though I have nothing against passing
books around (better a book be read than not read!), it isn't the healthiest practice for the
publishing industry. Then, if the reader (or club)
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BN.com and write a little review. Then they should write an
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year) knowing that they have done something to encourage new
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continue to publish books of all stripes, not only the ones
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Best Book Award for The Frugal Book Promoter (2004) and The Frugal Editor (2008)
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Reader Views Literary Award for The Frugal Editor
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Book Publicists of Southern California's Irwin Award
Military Writers Award of Excellence for
Tracings, A Chapbook of Poetry.
A Retailer's Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotion wins author Military
Writers Society of America's Author of the Month award for March, 2010
Award from Military Writers Society of America, 2010.
MWSA also gave a nod to
She Wore Emerald Then,
a chapbook of poetry honoring mothers.
Named #! on Top Ten
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New Generation Book Awards 2012,
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Book Promoter is runner-up in the how-to category for
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And more than a dozen other awards for Carolyn's novel, short story collection and poetry.
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Whalin will help you get on the right track. He and I met
while speaking at a writers' conference. I loved what he had
to say, bought his book on writing proposals by for my
husband and highly recommend his advice. He says:
"'You should write a book.' "'Some day I'm going to
write a book.'
"Over 80% of people plan to write a book and more than six million of
them have already written a manuscript. Admittedly there are dozens of
companies who will take your money and publish your book. How do you get
a book publisher to pay you for your book?
"Former book acquisitions editor Terry Whalin says editors and
publishers don't read manuscripts. They read book proposals. In
BOOK PROPOSALS THAT SELL, 21 SECRETS TO SPEED YOUR SUCCESS, you
learn the inside scoop to achieve your dreams."
Cover art by Vicki
Thomas, Poetry by Magdalena Ball and Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Pulse is full of poems that describe love from the eyes and
hearts of young and old. We see love in its youthful stage, stirring the
hearts of man and woman alike and tying a bond that even death cannot
break. As we continue reading, we understand that love deepens into an
awesome, but quiet joy as the couple grows older. These poems renew our
faith in love as they remind us of our own experience with this most
sought after emotion."
Lucille P Robinson for
Third in the Celebration
of Chapbooks with Magdalena Ball,
Imagining the Future is written expressly for fathers "and
other masculine apparitions."
She Wore Emerald Then is a book of Moods of Motherhood:
thirty poems by award-winning poets Magdalena Ball and Carolyn
Howard-Johnson, with original photography by May Lattanzio. A
beautifully presented, tender and strikingly original gift book, ideal
for Mother's Day or any day when you want to celebrate the notion of
motherhood in its broadest sense. Share this collection with someone
Red: Christmas Poetry for the Rational on this Web site.
is an e-chapbook and paperback
published in the time-honored
of poets everywhere.
This collection of
ecologically oriented poems traverses a wide terrain, moving
from the loss of species to the beauty of the natural world,
from drought to the exploration of alternative planets. It's
an exhilarating collection that breaks boundaries and leads
the reader deep into the personal heart of perception.
Released by award winning poets Carolyn Howard-Johnson and
Magdalena Ball to celebrate Earth Day, this is a collection
of poetry that weaves the personal with the universal.
Photograpy by Ann Howley.
“Whatever your age these
poems celebrating women will
speak to you of times to look forward to or to remember. These are not
poems to be read once. They will stay with you forever.”
~ Nancy Famolari, author.
Tracings is winner of the Military Society of
America's Award of Excellence and named to the Compulsive Reader's Ten
Best Reads of 2005
Imperfect Echoes is
Carolyn's newest poetry book. Writing Truth and Justice with Capital
Letters, lie and oppression with Small.
Cover and interior
art by Richard Conway Jackson
All proceeds go to Amnesty International
As Featured in Publishers Weekly
This unique book paints a revealing picture of
America for those foreigners who will benefit
from a better understanding of America. Endorsed
by ambassadors, teachers and editors, it even
examines our culture, customs and language.
A silver Global Ebook Award winner.
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Pasadena and other fine bookstores.
DeSimone is my book cover designer, logo whiz, and
marketing partner. He is always right there with his poster
program, too. He always has one that fits
my most recent efforts--poetry, promotion, or about anything
his free Ampersand posters.
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infinity of poetic stars by Magdalena Ball.
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World Wild Life
book of poetry
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All Proceeds to be donated to the World Wildlife Fund