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WHAT'S INSIDE<br />

4 <strong>Featured</strong> Author: Celebrating Moments and Milestones With Author Keith Johnson<br />

8 Why Kids Need to Know About Mom's Breast Cancer Diagnosis by Diane Davies<br />

15 A Triumphant Journey From Hell and From Hell to Redemption: New Edition by Lori Cameron<br />

17 God, The Here, And The Hereafter: The Way To Heaven by Norman B. Talsoe<br />

19 Unbelievable Delusions of the Infamous John Calvin: Expanded Exposure Of<br />

Demonic Calvinism by Ron Craig<br />

21 When I Was Young by Joe Estacio<br />

23 Legend, Monsters, or Serial Murderers?: The Real Story Behind an Ancient Crime by Dirk C. Gibson<br />

25 Dark Nights: First in the Until Dawn Series (New Edition) by Jordan E. Walker<br />

27 Model to Trust HO by Jorge Farias Arizpe<br />

28 Sunday Worship: God's Unchanging Order by Augustin D. Etienne<br />

29 Doomsday Warriors: Dawn of the Guardian by D.C. Corrigan<br />

31 Keeping in Touch with the Other Side: True Inspirational Stories by Pauline Dibenedetto<br />

33 Be Inspired Again: Poems, Prose, Praise, And Prayers by Shawn N Graham<br />

35 The Space of Miracles: A Journey With a Gypsy Samurai by George J. Tani, DDIV., MBA, LCSW-R<br />

37 A Child’s Guide to Wisdom by Everton A. Robinson<br />

39 Gotta Text!: Reminders to Live Out the Gospel Through Every Day Encounters by Julia A. Brooks<br />

41 God’s Grace, Not My Disgrace by Claudette Inglis<br />

43 Separated Lives by Lynn Assimacopoulos<br />

45 The Concept of the Trinity is Not Biblical and God's Dinosaurs: A Biblical Study by Allen Nance<br />

47 The Secret of Chasadeana’s Doll: Nobody Listens to Angela by B.J. Barnett<br />

49 Brittany’s Rose: Finding Peace After Losing a Loved One by Mary Jane Clayton<br />

51 My Doll, Dollie by Sandra Kirwan-Mason<br />

52 Seven Minutes by Linda McClung<br />

53 My Sister, My Twin by Linda McCLung<br />

55 How to Live With a Virgo: A Survival Guide by Daniel T. Darmody<br />

57 Abstraction, A Letter to Emily and Evensong by P. Joanne Marchant<br />

59 I'm Katie's Mom: Pointers <strong>for</strong> Professionals and Parents of the Disabled by Barbara B.<br />

Holdcroft, Ph.D.<br />

61 Me and the General by Rosemary Valenti Guarnera<br />

62 Open Your Heart by Ruth Cherry Ph.D.<br />

63 Where is the Justice? by WIlliam Hill<br />

65 My Peekaboo Moon by Karen Hill<br />

67 More on Life by Richard G. Wanderman, M.D.<br />

69 Thlewiaza-Seal Rivers: Challenge of the Ice by Fred Nelson<br />

70 Author Jean Murray Munden<br />

72 The Star Fairy and Smoke the Dragon by Chris Zuschlag<br />

73 The Bride of Christ: The Bridegroom and His Bride by Christopher W. Hussey<br />

74 Drow Heritage Unleashed: Son of Light, Son of Darkness by Bob Perrill<br />

75 The Unexpected by Chris Dawson<br />

76 Grandmother Moon & Roy G. Biv: Seeing Without Seeing by Katharine Anne Young, RN MSNH<br />

77 Thoughts on the Origin of Life by RB Raikow<br />

78 <strong>Books</strong> by Pamalamadingdong


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DISCOVER MORE TITLES<br />

AS YOU LEAF THROUGH THE PAGES.<br />

Meet more authors, to wit:<br />

Adorial Maxwell-Hazell, Akutra-Ramses Atenosis Cea, Alinda C. Daniels, Alvina Y. Platt-Gregory,<br />

Andrea Davi Werner, Ann Caughman, Barbara Williamson, Batya Casper, Benessa Harrison, Beverly<br />

K. Plauché, Bryan D. Sisson, Bruce Bentz, Calista Helen Harvey, Christine Elsa Koppel, Christopher W.<br />

Hussey, Clement Falbo, David Gideon, David L. Hawk, Deborah Worley, Douglas Bosack, Elizabeth<br />

Clayton, Ernesto Zollo, Ex_Turpi, Herta Rousseau, Jack Lorenz, Janice E. Holliman, Jan Jones Evans,<br />

Joe Gilliland, Jon Hooks, Kathryn Leo, Karen Moore, Lana Mourning, Lillian McKoy, Lloyd Hulcolm,<br />

Lois Lund, Lorna Griess, Lyle Oelfke, Marilyn B. Wassmann, Molly Prickett, Raju Ramanathan, Robert<br />

Berry, Robert W. Knutson, Rosemary J. Fisher, Tony Jaksa Sr., Zavin Lyte<br />

And see you as we parade in America’s finest book festival!<br />

Publisher<br />

The Reading Glass <strong>Books</strong><br />

Project Manager<br />

Kate Miller<br />

Editor-in-Chief<br />

Sam Carter<br />

Layout Artist<br />

Alex Bleed<br />

Art and Content Editor<br />

Ara Adams


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CELEBRATING MOMENTS AND<br />

MILESTONES WITH AUTHOR KEITH JOHNSON<br />

birthday party? Who had the first birthday, even? Author<br />

Keith Johnson’s son, Joshua, pondered on the same wonder<br />

during his younger sister, Kylee’s, first birthday party. From<br />

one child’s straight-up curiosity, a concept was born; after<br />

many more questions asked over the years, a story grew.<br />

Johnson brings to life the best of both entertainment and<br />

educational worlds in an engaging children’s book, The<br />

First Birthday Party Ever!<br />

One’s birthday is one of the most meaningful days of the<br />

year—acknowledging birth, marking yet another year spent<br />

here on Earth, and perhaps a chance to start anew. The sheer<br />

delight that a birthday brings, so bright and beautiful, simply<br />

calls <strong>for</strong> a celebration. And as we celebrate this moment each<br />

year, we big up the “milestone” ones. A milestone birthday<br />

merits more than just a fleeting greeting, those particular<br />

ages worthy of the extra party poppers, honoring the past<br />

year’s successes and welcoming a new phase in life, one of<br />

which is the first birthday.<br />

Celebrating all the firsts of a child in the first year, counting<br />

from months to a year and from moments to a milestone,<br />

the first birthday is indeed a big day <strong>for</strong> a baby and an<br />

entire family to celebrate life. So, one might ask, how was<br />

the first-ever birthday celebrated? Who threw the first-ever<br />

The First Birthday Party Ever! is a heartwarming story<br />

of celebrating life as one dino community weaved with<br />

enriching lessons in vivid, adorable illustrations. From the<br />

thoughtful Party Pals throwing the first birthday party<br />

ever <strong>for</strong> the baby Pterodactyl Archie in the enchanting<br />

land of Chuckle-Giggle-Nu, it has been Johnson and his<br />

team’s collaborative ef<strong>for</strong>t to dedicate the book to everyone<br />

with a birthday, celebrating life’s special moments and<br />

milestones, starting with the very first birthday beyond the<br />

pages of the book. After its publication’s success, The First<br />

Birthday Party Ever! has bagged several awards, prompted<br />

additional stories, products, and services, and graced the<br />

radio, television, fairs, and events across the country—now<br />

attending the <strong>Miami</strong> Book Fair.<br />

The Reading Glass <strong>Books</strong>, in partnership with Writers’<br />

Branding, takes delight in the opportunity and privilege<br />

to have an insightful virtual conversation with none other<br />

than Keith Johnson. Get to know the visionary author<br />

in this exclusive feature, marvel at his clever take on how<br />

birthdays were brought to life, and appreciate life better as<br />

you celebrate moments and milestones starting with The<br />

First Birthday Party Ever!<br />

Editor: In this fast-paced day and age, what does<br />

a day in the life of a Keith Johnson look like? How<br />

do you savor the extraordinary of every day and<br />

celebrate even the most mundane of it?


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Keith: Every morning I wake up at about 9:00 am, I<br />

rarely use alarms. Without fail, at 11:00 am, I pray and<br />

meditate <strong>for</strong> an hour or until the waterfalls from the pool<br />

automatically turn off. I then go to work as I have, over<br />

the last 30 years, inventing and creating new and useful<br />

products and services <strong>for</strong> companies such as The Walt<br />

Disney Co., Michaels Arts and Crafts, and numerous other<br />

companies, as well as private clients. While I am working,<br />

I listen to the news and the stock market reports; it’s not<br />

<strong>for</strong> the news that repeats but listening <strong>for</strong> breaking news.<br />

I was taught by my Uncle Wallace, Lead Architect of the<br />

Clinton Library in Little Rock, Arkansas, that in<strong>for</strong>mation<br />

is the controlling factor in life. In other words, “The most<br />

in<strong>for</strong>med is the most successful,” as he would say. One<br />

of the most important things in the book business is to<br />

understand the changing consumer and create a continuum<br />

of literary works designed to last beyond a lifetime.<br />

I spend my afternoons feeding and watching an assortment<br />

of wild birds while sitting poolside, writing business plans,<br />

screenplays, and the remaining 7 books of this ten-book<br />

series. My evenings are often spent with family, friends,<br />

and limited socializing be<strong>for</strong>e studying <strong>for</strong> my MBA and<br />

strategizing on how I am going to advance this project to<br />

its highest level.<br />

Helping people is very important to me; whether it is<br />

assisting children with reading or promoting financial<br />

literacy/independence, it’s the collective humanitarian<br />

ef<strong>for</strong>ts that advance society. By creating the tools necessary<br />

to advance the lives of people worldwide, I am doing my<br />

part in eradicating poverty and hopefully contributing to<br />

a joyful childhood <strong>for</strong> all. Zig Ziggler said, “People really<br />

don’t care about how much you know until they know how<br />

much you care.” Zig also said, “You can have what you want<br />

out of life if you help enough people get what they want<br />

out of life.” Helping people with economic development<br />

in our domestic emerging markets, AKA Small Towns<br />

and distressed communities, is what’s most important in<br />

my life’s work! Enjoy your best life; it’s right be<strong>for</strong>e you.<br />

Remember this, it’s important to slow down and notice the<br />

rainbow simply because they don’t appear everyday. Then<br />

think about this passage and smile.<br />

How did you become a writer? Were you always fond<br />

of writing? Have you always known you’d become<br />

a published author?<br />

I now believe we are all writers! The question is, when did<br />

I start creating and sharing stories. As a child, my friends<br />

and I created riddles, jokes, and songs to make each other<br />

laugh. Two or three of us would hold water in our mouths,<br />

and the other ones would tell a joke and see who would<br />

laugh first. Ain’t no faking it! Eventually, someone is going<br />

to burst out in laughter and lose all of their water.<br />

Ironically my best friend always talked about being a<br />

writer, and I couldn’t understand why anyone would<br />

want to do that. At the time, I could barely spell due to<br />

dyslexia, and I would cross up many of my letters. I was<br />

a superstar in math, and I wanted to be an aerospace or<br />

broadcast engineer. After 8 years working in aerospace<br />

and becoming a broadcast engineer, I began consulting<br />

as a writer of sophisticated business plans, and I naturally<br />

migrated into books. I never contemplated being a writer<br />

and definitely not a published writer. Today I understand<br />

the importance of creating literary works that expand the<br />

imagination of the reader. Einstein said, “Imagination is<br />

more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited.<br />

Imagination encircles the world.”<br />

The First Birthday Party Ever! is a fun and engaging<br />

children’s story. How did you come up with your<br />

book? What inspired you to produce this?<br />

As I was preparing <strong>for</strong> my daughter’s first birthday party,<br />

my son asked me this question, “Dad, who had the first<br />

birthday party?” At the time, I was in the greeting card<br />

business, and I pointed to the latest greeting card that I had<br />

produced, which featured four dinosaurs, and said, “They<br />

did,” and that was the start of a new franchise. It evolved and<br />

became a bedtime story and then a live show, and finally, a<br />

book. The inspiration came from my children. My son was<br />

telling me about the Quactapus in his book, and I could not<br />

understand what he was talking about! Then I realized he<br />

was trying to describe an Octopus. Eventually, it became a<br />

character in my second children’s book titled Welcome to<br />

Chuckle-Giggle-Nu. It is the prequel to The First Birthday<br />

Party Ever! We promote child safety awareness and focus<br />

on water safety, stranger danger, and internet awareness.<br />

Remember! A birthday party is a celebration of life.<br />

Your book wraps up an entirely creative work. How<br />

long did it take <strong>for</strong> The First Birthday Party Ever! to<br />

come to fruition? Can you tell us a fond memory from<br />

working on your book? What challenges, if any, have<br />

you encountered and how did you overcome them?<br />

The actual book was in the works <strong>for</strong> nearly 15 years<br />

be<strong>for</strong>e the first edition was published in 2013, and over<br />

the years, there have been several revisions. My greatest<br />

accomplishment with The First Birthday Party Ever! was


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publishing an early Award Winning addition to the book<br />

in The People’s Republic of China in 2015. This was one<br />

of the hardest things I have ever done in my life. It was my<br />

belief that if I could publish and sell the book in China, I<br />

could sell the book any place in the world. With nearly a<br />

million books being published every year, everything step of<br />

the way was and is challenging. The fastest way to overcome<br />

the competition is to meet the competition head-on, and<br />

this can be accomplished by entering book festivals until<br />

your book wins. I got reviews and made adjustments to the<br />

book where it was necessary. After winning the Hollywood<br />

Book Festival in 2020 and again in 2022, I released the<br />

book that readers enjoy today!<br />

The delightful story of The First Birthday Party Ever! is<br />

wonderfully set millions of years ago when the world<br />

was dominated by dinosaurs. What inspired you to<br />

label the setting as Chuckle-Giggle-Nu? Is there a<br />

meaning behind the name of this enchanting land?<br />

The enchanted land of Chuckle-Giggle-Nu means the<br />

land of “New Happiness.” This is the place where children<br />

can enter into this new land and enjoy spending time with<br />

their newfound friends while reading. Every child wants<br />

to know who had the first birthday party and how it came<br />

about. In fact, we dedicated this book to everyone with a<br />

birthday. Our book titles are primarily derived from themes<br />

and songs that we have created and have become popular<br />

with the children, thus sparking their interest in reading<br />

our books with similar names as the songs. Welcome to<br />

Chuckle-Giggle-Nu is an example of one of our books<br />

that started as a song; it is the prequel to The First Birthday<br />

Party Ever!<br />

Animals are classic adorable characters from<br />

children’s books. In tandem with the imaginative<br />

illustrator Steve Harpster, you have brought to life<br />

extinct dinosaurs in entertaining and vivid illustrations.<br />

How did you go about it—smoothly presenting an<br />

archaic animal to children?<br />

The characters are based on actual dinosaurs, and most of<br />

their names stem from their scientific names. By doing<br />

this, the children have a better chance of remembering the<br />

actual type of dinosaur name. Albert is an Albertosaurus,<br />

their bones are found in Alberta, Canada, and Rexton is a<br />

Tyrannosaurus Rex meaning “Terrible Lizard.” I conceived<br />

the concepts <strong>for</strong> the illustrations and made sketches; I<br />

also made all of the post-production additions and color<br />

adjustments myself to make the dinosaurs have a slight<br />

flair and distinction. My job is to make everyone envision<br />

themselves climbing into the book. Steve Harpster is one<br />

of the greatest children’s book illustrators of all time, with<br />

over 100 published titles by the leading book publishers in<br />

the world. Collectively we created tier 1 creations via work<br />

<strong>for</strong> hire and limited partnership agreements through up to<br />

the year 2020; now, we use a diverse team of up-and-coming<br />

illustrators and designers from around the world. Steve<br />

and I worked together <strong>for</strong> more than 20 years, creating<br />

several new books that I converted into thousands of<br />

derivative products and services. In fact, during the late 90s,<br />

I purchased a new computer system <strong>for</strong> Steve to enhance<br />

and speed up the process of our early collaborative works.<br />

Collectively we have created hundreds of characters and<br />

landscapes to maximize the books, movies, and franchise’s<br />

success. These premium intellectual properties are now<br />

being used in the design and development of indoor theme<br />

parks and Family Entertainment Centers worldwide. It is<br />

the dynamic teamwork that produced such clean and clear<br />

images combined with the expertise of Dreammation EFX<br />

Studios Inc. enhanced color correction and modifications,<br />

thus producing exciting and out-of-this-world graphics.<br />

Today’s young readers seek graphics comparable to video<br />

games. John & Carolyn Grossman from the Gifted Line was<br />

one of my early mentors in the fine arts industry; together,<br />

we designed and developed several products that were<br />

phenomenal. They taught me the importance of imaging<br />

and consistency, and that is why our products emit a soft,<br />

classic flow that engages and entertains the consumer. They<br />

explained to me how people pick up greeting cards <strong>for</strong> the<br />

picture and purchase them <strong>for</strong> the words. We find this to be<br />

true <strong>for</strong> books also, and that’s why I hired Steve Harpster<br />

as our lead illustrator in 1997. It is important to grow with<br />

the consumer. Catch the consumer’s eye, and the heart will<br />

follow. On every page, we wanted to deliver select/specific<br />

emotions, including but not limited to excitement, sorrow,<br />

strategy, and more than anything fun!<br />

What sets The First Birthday Party Ever! apart from<br />

other children’s books? What would you wish kids<br />

to experience when reading it? Would The First<br />

Birthday Party Ever! also meet the eye of adults?<br />

The First Birthday Party Ever! was written and dedicated<br />

to everyone with a birthday. It doesn’t matter what age a<br />

person is; the story is designed to bring joy and excitement<br />

to children of all ages worldwide. The First Birthday Party<br />

Ever! is the equivalent to the story of Santa’s Christmas<br />

Story, except this story is played out every day all over the<br />

world. This is what sets it apart and makes the difference.<br />

The dinosaurs are of all colors, sizes, and shapes, and they


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all get along <strong>for</strong> the most part, Rexton and Albert can be<br />

troublesome at times, but they are loveable characters as well.<br />

Filbert and the Party Pals successfully threw the first<br />

birthday party ever <strong>for</strong> the baby Pterodactyl, Archie. You<br />

have written, “The Party Pals made it their mission to<br />

celebrate all birthdays in a special way.” Did the mission<br />

transpire beyond the enchanting Chuckle- Giggle-Nu?<br />

Can you share the initiatives and engagements of your<br />

book after its publication’s success?<br />

Once we acquired the mascots <strong>for</strong> the primary characters,<br />

partygoers began to request jumpers, tents, chairs, and live<br />

shows. Since then, we have developed hundreds of products<br />

and services, including but not limited to board games,<br />

toys, plush toys, shoes, textiles, foods and beverages, and<br />

a fantastic assortment of ice cream. We are in the early<br />

stage of preproduction <strong>for</strong> the 3D Animated Feature Film,<br />

and we are taking the necessary steps to earn an Academy<br />

Award <strong>for</strong> our work!<br />

The First Birthday Party Ever! has become a direct<br />

STEM innovation foundational tool <strong>for</strong> children and<br />

communities worldwide, which now comes with a<br />

free Party Pals Play App on Apple and Google Play<br />

Stores. Was this a vision from the get-go, or was the<br />

concept of an app only considered over time? Can<br />

you share some snippets of this upgrade, perhaps<br />

a little backstory?<br />

is based on the science of transportation, as Trudy and her<br />

mom use several <strong>for</strong>ms of transportation to get to their new<br />

home. With the new space race going private, we need to<br />

prepare our children <strong>for</strong> jobs of the future that will depend<br />

more on intellectuals. We have downloadable coloring and<br />

activity sheets that have STEM activities.<br />

I hope to help children to get involved in all <strong>for</strong>ms of<br />

science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The app<br />

is an on-ramp to curiosity and understanding the ability<br />

of bending light to create optical illusions of the dinosaurs<br />

having fun. The question is, how is this done?<br />

Your book is a huge success. Do you plan on<br />

publishing another title? What else would you like<br />

to do at this point in your life? What do you look<br />

<strong>for</strong>ward to the most?<br />

Yes, we have ten titles scheduled to release over the next<br />

five years, and we intend to produce a 3D Animated<br />

Feature Film derived from each book. Most of the books<br />

have already been written and will be processed in the<br />

order conceived. Writing is a lifelong journey, and I never<br />

intend to ever stop. I intend to write a book that entails<br />

the story of this grand venture to share with the world to<br />

encourage other writers to never stop sharing their stories.<br />

My grandest hope is to promote literacy and expand joy,<br />

happiness, and fun to all of the inhabitants on earth and<br />

promote the mantra, “Never give up on [your] dreams.”<br />

As a child, I was fascinated with the original pop-up<br />

books; I played with them until they fell apart. I’m always<br />

thinking out of the box, and the key to that is to adopt<br />

new technology to old products. This proactive approach<br />

is the key to being on the leading edge and becoming a<br />

trendsetter. By infusing technology into traditional<br />

books, it has rejuvenated digital natives with<br />

a fascination that has increased the desire to<br />

retain a physical copy of the book while using<br />

their cell phones or tablets to interact with the book.<br />

Literacy is the basic foundation <strong>for</strong> economics and STEM<br />

(Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics). The<br />

basic word “stem” means to come from or derived from;<br />

the more we understand the science of ancient life, the<br />

better chance we have at extending present life. NASA<br />

has launched many <strong>for</strong>ms of life into space and has tested<br />

monkeys, dogs, lizards, turtles, and even squids in zero<br />

gravity to study how each creature adapts to zero gravity.<br />

NASA has studied all of these <strong>for</strong>ms of life in space in<br />

hopes of developing colonies in space that are com<strong>for</strong>table<br />

and adaptable <strong>for</strong> humans. Welcome to Chuckle-Giggle-Nu


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WHY KIDS NEED TO KNOW<br />

ABOUT MOM'S BREAST<br />

CANCER DIAGNOSIS<br />

BY: DIANE DAVIES<br />

Award-Winning Author of the book<br />

Jeannie Ann's Grandma Has Breast Cancer


“You have breast cancer.” Hearing my doctor say<br />

those four words in connection with my body was<br />

devastating to say the least. Let’s try overwhelming,<br />

shocking, shattering, damaging, or even ravaging. None<br />

of those words come close to describing how I felt<br />

when I received that diagnosis. With my husband and<br />

adult daughter by my side, the consultation continued.<br />

I never heard a word of what was said as I was planning<br />

my funeral!<br />

Here I am, however, eighteen years a survivor and<br />

breast cancer patient advocate trying to make the journey<br />

less lonely and less scary <strong>for</strong> those that come after me.<br />

My intent in writing Jeannie Ann’s story was to create<br />

a tool <strong>for</strong> families facing a breast cancer journey to<br />

use when they needed to start the conversation where<br />

children would be told about the loved one's diagnosis.<br />

Reading Jeannie Ann’s story will serve as a stepping<br />

stone to creating an atmosphere where truth will be<br />

told and questions answered.<br />

“Wait! I don’t want my children to know that I<br />

have cancer. I want to protect them from the harsh<br />

realities of life. I don’t want anybody to know. I want<br />

to keep this diagnosis a secret. I especially don’t want<br />

to feel or appear weak, or scared and I certainly don’t<br />

want to cry and really scare my kids.”<br />

I get it. I do understand. I've been there. My<br />

husband’s first wife lost her life in an accident. When we<br />

married and had our daughter, we never even thought<br />

to tell her about this tragedy as she grew older. Great<br />

Grandma passed away and the minister leading her<br />

funeral was a member of the family. He was talking<br />

about this wonderful 101-year-old little woman and<br />

all of the changes she had witnessed in her century of<br />

living. He mentioned the accident among other family<br />

trials and incidents that Grandma lived through. My<br />

twelve-year-old daughter was distraught and shattered.<br />

She explained to us that she felt abandoned by her<br />

family and alone. We had lied to her by never telling her.<br />

My husband, along with his mother and I, spent many<br />

hours helping her understand the terrible oversight.<br />

Children need to know they belong and that they are<br />

important enough to know the whole story, good and<br />

bad, that we share together as a family. We learned<br />

that one the hard way.<br />

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So let’s focus on this “WHY” it is important that<br />

children know about a loved one's diagnosis. First of<br />

all, children are very perceptive. They thrive on routine<br />

because it makes them feel safe knowing what is coming.<br />

Any break in routine, no matter how small, is upsetting<br />

<strong>for</strong> them. In Jeannie Ann’s story, the break in routine<br />

comes when she gets home from school, a longer,<br />

tighter hug from mom, no snack, and baby brother<br />

still in his pajamas from the night be<strong>for</strong>e is her tip-off<br />

that something is not right. Dinner is a quiet affair -<br />

another hint. Anything out of the ordinary takes the<br />

safe out of the routine.<br />

As hard as the truth may be, children imagine it<br />

worse. Jeannie Ann overhears Mom and Dad whispering<br />

after she leaves the table. She hangs around the doorway<br />

and hears the word CANCER! Now her imagination<br />

goes wild. Who has cancer? Is it me? My baby brother?<br />

Mom or Dad? What will happen to me? Who will take<br />

care of me? With the lack of in<strong>for</strong>mation, children fill<br />

in the blanks themselves, often in scary, unhealthy ways,<br />

totally missing what is really happening.<br />

Keeping cancer a secret can make the child feel shut<br />

out and abandoned as we learned with our daughter.<br />

Jeannie Ann even imagined that she was the cause of<br />

the cancer and the pain because of something she’d<br />

<strong>for</strong>gotten to do or perhaps because of bad behavior<br />

that she did do. The illness came as a punishment. This<br />

kind of thinking is not unusual and becomes another<br />

stress in the dynamic of the family, causing a closing<br />

of the lines of communication. When trying to keep a<br />

secret, the child may hear about the diagnosis from a<br />

well-meaning neighbor or even other kids on the bus,<br />

destroying the trust that the child has in the parent.<br />

This can lead to the child thinking that her/his family<br />

doesn’t even love them enough to let her/him in on<br />

the secret.<br />

As hard as we as parents try, it is impossible to<br />

shield our children from the stressful parts of life. If<br />

we were successful, I’m not sure that would be a good<br />

thing anyway. Our job as parents is to teach children<br />

how to manage such challenges in life by modeling <strong>for</strong><br />

them what works <strong>for</strong> us.


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Being honest and truthful with children is<br />

important during the good times as well as the bad.<br />

When a child thinks the parent is not being truthful,<br />

it becomes difficult <strong>for</strong> them to know when they are<br />

being told the truth. The effects of treatment, loss of<br />

hair, exhaustion, nausea, sleeping all the time, can be<br />

terrifying <strong>for</strong> children without knowing the facts behind<br />

what is happening. Talking about feelings make feelings<br />

less overwhelming, upsetting and scary even <strong>for</strong> adults.<br />

Your child depends on you. A cancer journey<br />

can be a loving, growing opportunity <strong>for</strong> the family.<br />

It takes work and planning at a most difficult time,<br />

however. By letting our children in, we as parents are<br />

allowing them to learn how to care and provide support<br />

and com<strong>for</strong>t <strong>for</strong> others and <strong>for</strong> ourselves. This is an<br />

important life lesson.<br />

As parents we must remember that we are training<br />

our children to become adults. They need to know that<br />

they belong within the family. We do this by building<br />

trust, by being honest and as truthful as age permits, and<br />

by making them a part of the process of being family.<br />

Here is something to think about. KidsGrief.<br />

ca talks about the Four C’s of Child Concern When<br />

Someone They Love is Diagnosed With Cancer.<br />

one with the diagnosis should be the leader, with all<br />

members of the immediate family in attendance, even<br />

the very young. Add others only if they increase the<br />

child’s com<strong>for</strong>t. People outside the family could possibly<br />

add more stress <strong>for</strong> everyone. I’d be real deliberate about<br />

who should be there and why.<br />

If you are the patient, practice saying out loud, "I<br />

have cancer.” That is a tough one. For me, once I gave<br />

voice to it, it became reality. I highly suggest practicing<br />

it so you are able to control your own response. It’s okay<br />

to cry. You should be honest with those you love and<br />

crying is an honest response. Remember, there is no<br />

age limit <strong>for</strong> the need to cry. Allowing emotions<br />

to be expressed honestly help the children<br />

to feel safe and secure.<br />

Be prepared with all<br />

of the facts as you never<br />

know what questions will be<br />

asked. It is important to share<br />

what part of the body is affected<br />

and simple details regarding the<br />

treatment plan. Listen carefully to<br />

what the child is asking. There is no<br />

need to talk beyond what is being<br />

asked or to go into details that may<br />

1. Did I CAUSE it?<br />

2. Can I CATCH it?<br />

3. Can I CURE it?<br />

4. Who will take CARE of me?<br />

Keep these four questions in mind as you plan the<br />

conversation with your children regarding the diagnosis<br />

of a loved one with cancer.<br />

Choose a time when you can focus all of your<br />

attention on the conversation. Make it a quiet time<br />

with as few distractions as possible. Turn off all radios,<br />

TVs, cell phones, and other devices to make <strong>for</strong> less<br />

interruptions. Plan <strong>for</strong> the time to be a long enough so<br />

all questions can be answered. The best place to hold<br />

this conversation is at home where all involved are<br />

com<strong>for</strong>table and feel safe. If at all possible, the loved


just add to the fear. Being honest and hopeful is the<br />

best approach. If a question is asked that you do not<br />

know the answer to, assure them that you’ll find the<br />

answer and share it at that time.<br />

“Will you die?” is sure to be one of the anxieties<br />

on everyone’s mind, so spend some time thinking<br />

about how you will answer that one. Dying is always<br />

a possibility, so be careful not to make a promise that<br />

is actually beyond your control.<br />

Be sure the children understand that they are<br />

not responsible in any way <strong>for</strong> Mom having breast<br />

cancer. They did not cause the cancer by their actions<br />

or inactions. And just as important, they cannot<br />

“catch” cancer - it is not contagious.<br />

“Who will take care of me?” is<br />

certainly a topic not to skip over with<br />

children. "Where will I be while you<br />

are sick or in the hospital? Where will<br />

I eat? Where will I sleep?" If possible,<br />

allow the children to have a voice in this<br />

plan. Be sure to reassure that no matter<br />

what happens, the child will be cared<br />

<strong>for</strong> and that you will try to keep their<br />

life as normal as possible under the new<br />

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circumstances. At the same time, model <strong>for</strong> them that it<br />

is okay to laugh and be happy during this time of illness.<br />

Children can share in the experience with you by<br />

assigning them tasks to help with according to their age<br />

level. Teens, of course, can take on more responsibility but<br />

still need to have their own time and space if possible.<br />

Here is a reminder list <strong>for</strong> parents <strong>for</strong> after the<br />

conversation and as the journey continues:<br />

• Make time <strong>for</strong> continued conversations with the<br />

children and the teens.<br />

• Put time on the calendar <strong>for</strong> each child.<br />

• Encourage the children to do his/her<br />

everyday things.<br />

• Check in with the child on an ongoing basis.<br />

• Include child in a clinic/treatment visit if possible.<br />

• It is okay to say “I don’t know!”<br />

• Telling children that a dying patient “is going<br />

to sleep” can make bedtime confusing and frightening.<br />

Your own beliefs will guide you in this matter.<br />

• If the child seems withdrawn, has an ongoing<br />

behavior change, or prolonged disinterest in normal<br />

activities - seek professional help. Your health care<br />

team will have suggestions <strong>for</strong> you as to who to see.<br />

Don’t let this slip through the cracks. Alert the child’s<br />

daycare/school to help watch <strong>for</strong> signs of needing help.<br />

Listening to your child is the most important<br />

advice when a loved one is diagnosed with any cancer.<br />

Listening is a vast part of communication and good<br />

communication helps everyone in the family cope with<br />

the changes that lie ahead. Talking with your children<br />

honestly and helping them express their emotions will<br />

help them feel safe and secure and continue to build<br />

trust in you as the parent. Honest communication<br />

with your children throughout the cancer journey is<br />

of utmost importance. Don’t go it alone - reach out!<br />

There is plenty of help <strong>for</strong> those of you who are strong<br />

enough to ask <strong>for</strong> it.


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JEANNIE ANN’S GRANDMA<br />

HAS BREAST CANCER<br />

By Diane Davies<br />

Genre: Children’s Book<br />

Kindle | $9.99<br />

Hardcover | $15.95<br />

Paperback | $11.99<br />

Publisher: Authors Press<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1643142913<br />

Dimensions: 8 x 0.09 x 10 inches<br />

LIFE IN THE NECK:<br />

SQUIRREL TROUBLE<br />

By Diane Davies<br />

Genre: Children’s Book<br />

Kindle | $9.99<br />

Hardcover | $15.95<br />

Publisher: Beaver’s Pond Press<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1643439648<br />

Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.3 x 10.1 inches


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LIFE IN THE NECK:<br />

NEW FRIENDS<br />

By Diane Davies<br />

Genre: Children’s Book<br />

Kindle | $9.99<br />

Hardcover | $15.95<br />

Publisher: Beaver’s Pond Press<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1592986903<br />

Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.4 x 10.1 inches<br />

LIFE IN THE NECK:<br />

ADVENT OF CHRISTMAS<br />

By Diane Davies<br />

Genre: Children’s <strong>Books</strong><br />

Kindle | $8.99<br />

Publisher: Dianedavies.com<br />

ISBN: 978-0996637640


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THE ELVES IN MY HOUSE<br />

By Molly Prickett<br />

Genre: Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths<br />

Kindle | $3.99<br />

Paperback | $9.99<br />

Publisher: Writers’ Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639450817<br />

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.07 x 8.5 inches<br />

MEET ME IN THE MORNING<br />

By Alinda C. Daniels<br />

Genre: Christian <strong>Books</strong> & Bibles<br />

Kindle | $6.66<br />

Hardcover | $34.95<br />

Paperback | $25.95<br />

Publisher: Covenant <strong>Books</strong><br />

ISBN-13: 978-1638850472<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.62 x 9 inches


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A TRIUMPHANT JOURNEY FROM<br />

HELL AND FROM HELL TO REDEMPTION:<br />

New Edition<br />

By Lori Cameron<br />

Genre: Christian <strong>Books</strong> & Bible ><br />

Christian Living<br />

Kindle | $3.99<br />

Hardcover | $15.99<br />

Paperback | $9.99<br />

The author explores her own life and the need <strong>for</strong> belief<br />

in Jesus Christ during what is described as tumultuous<br />

times from a young child to middle age. This is a<br />

powerfully told story of the author's life. The events<br />

showcase a life of hardship and struggle that reflects<br />

sadly on the challenges of many people in the world.<br />

Lori Cameron recalls her journey from abuse and danger<br />

to a new life of faith and hope in this emotional memoir.<br />

Lori was born in Ireland to a hysterical and abusive<br />

alcoholic mother and a kind but an undemonstrative<br />

father. After a teen romance that blew apart, she<br />

married an older man and moved with him and her<br />

two boys to Canada. But her husband became perverse,<br />

<strong>for</strong>cing her into degrading sexual activity. This led her<br />

to become suicidal. Through the retelling of her life,<br />

Lori showcases strength and conviction.<br />

Publisher: Booktrail Publishing<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1637676400<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches


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I AM A SURVIVOR<br />

By Janice E. Holliman<br />

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs > Survival<br />

Kindle | $7.49<br />

Hardcover | $32.00<br />

Paperback | $25.00<br />

Publisher: Writers' Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1954341012<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 1.04 x 9 inches<br />

THE SOLUTION?:<br />

DANIEL 11:20-45 - A HISTORICAL<br />

INTERPRETATION<br />

By Robert W. Knutson<br />

Genre: Christian <strong>Books</strong> & Bibles ><br />

Churches & Church Leadership<br />

Kindle | $3.99<br />

Paperback | $10.99<br />

Hardcover | $34.99<br />

Publisher: Writers' Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639452118<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.91 x 9 inches


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GOD, THE HERE,<br />

AND THE HEREAFTER:<br />

The Way To Heaven<br />

By Norman B. Talsoe<br />

Genre: Religion & Spirituality<br />

Kindle | $6.99<br />

Hardcover | $30.99<br />

Paperback | $24.99<br />

Publisher: N Talsoe Publishing<br />

ISBN-13: 979-8986428307<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.54 x 9 inches<br />

Christian engineer Norman B. Talsoe has been graced with visions in his senior years and believes that the<br />

return of Christ, which brings <strong>for</strong>th the end times, is nigh upon man. One of the visions asked him to author<br />

a book to prepare mankind <strong>for</strong> Christ’s imminent return and the inevitable Final Judgment.<br />

After devoting 11 long years of in-depth study of the Bible, Talsoe shares his vivid vision of the second coming<br />

of Christ in God, The Here, And The Hereafter: The Way To Heaven. The author ushers readers into Daniel's<br />

Seven-Year Timeline, which will serve as an instrument <strong>for</strong> correct interpretation and complete understanding<br />

of the rapture-tribulation timeline to enable mankind to realize what is ahead in the final days. God, The Here,<br />

And The Hereafter: The Way To Heaven by Norman B. Talsoe will prepare oneself <strong>for</strong> a journey toward Heaven.


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THE CULT THAT CALLS ITSELF THE<br />

CHURCH OF CHRIST:<br />

WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW<br />

ABOUT WHAT THEY TEACH<br />

By Ron Craig<br />

Genre: Religion & Spirituality<br />

Kindle | $2.99<br />

Paperback | $6.99<br />

Hardcover | $13.99<br />

Publisher: Writers' Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639451951<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.21 x 9 inches<br />

DEMONIC CONSPIRACY<br />

KNOWN AS CALVINISM:<br />

THE TRUTH ABOUT CALVINISM NO ONE ELSE<br />

HAS HAD THE INSIGHT OR COURAGE TO<br />

REVEAL!<br />

By Ron Craig<br />

Genre: Religion & Spirituality<br />

Kindle | $2.99<br />

Paperback | $7.99<br />

Hardcover | $12.99<br />

Publisher: Writers’ Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639452491<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.28 x 9 inches


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UNBELIEVABLE<br />

DELUSIONS OF THE<br />

INFAMOUS JOHN<br />

CALVIN:<br />

Expanded Exposure Of<br />

Demonic Calvinism<br />

By Ron Craig<br />

Genre: Christian <strong>Books</strong> & Bibles > Bible<br />

Study & Reference<br />

Kindle | $3.99<br />

Hardcover | $14.99<br />

Paperback | $9.99<br />

Publisher: Writers’ Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639454174<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.46 x 9 inches<br />

After 50 years of personal Bible study and two decades of research on Calvinism, Pastor of Living Way Fellowship<br />

Ron Craig shares the revelations given to him by Jesus Christ in Unbelievable Delusions of the Infamous John<br />

Calvin. Craig seeks to reveal the true nature of the theological system of Calvinism and debunks the doctrine of<br />

John Calvin on predestination. Committed to his arguments, Craig writes with clear conviction and integrates<br />

Scripture passages to communicate the lessons he has learned from God over the years.


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HIDDEN:<br />

NISTAR<br />

By Batya Casper<br />

Genre: Literature & Fiction<br />

Kindle | $2.99<br />

Paperback | $9.99<br />

Publisher: Author Reputation Press, LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1649611727<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.41 x 9 inches<br />

ISRAELA:<br />

FINAL EDITION<br />

By Batya Casper<br />

Genre: History > Middle East<br />

Kindle | $2.99<br />

Hardcover | $16.99<br />

Paperback | $9.99<br />

Publisher: Inks and Bindings, LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 979-8886150490<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.71 x 9 inches


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WHEN I<br />

WAS YOUNG<br />

By Joe Estacio<br />

Genre: Children’s <strong>Books</strong><br />

Kindle | $6.95<br />

Hardcover | $21.99<br />

Paperback | $14.99<br />

Publisher: Palmetto Publishing<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1638376415<br />

Dimensions: 8 x 0.11 x 10 inches<br />

This unique and colorfully illustrated children's rhyming book was inspired by Joe Estacio's childhood<br />

memories of growing up in Brooklyn, New York. Each page is a nostalgic journey, telling about his life as a<br />

child and how different it used to be in simpler times—playing with neighborhood kids, walking to school,<br />

shopping and doing laundry with mom, and learning to say his prayers at night. The book expresses the joy<br />

of living in and enjoying the world around us. The tone is light, with a twist in the middle and a very hopeful<br />

and uplifting ending. Kids ages five and up will enjoy reminiscing with parents, grandparents, and teachers<br />

who will be inspired to tell them stories about their childhoods.


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STAY IN HIS PRESENCE:<br />

VISIONS & BIBLICAL SEARCHES BY<br />

THE INSPIRED HOLY SPIRIT<br />

By Calista Helen Harvey<br />

Genre: Christian <strong>Books</strong> and Bibles<br />

Kindle | $6.99<br />

Hardcover | $47.99<br />

Paperback | $42.99<br />

Publisher: Writers' Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639454587<br />

Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.98 x 8.5 inches<br />

THE JOURNEY OF THE MOST<br />

LIBERATED WOMAN IN AMERICA<br />

By Barbara Williamson<br />

Genre: Biographies and Memoirs<br />

Kindle | $3.99<br />

Paperback | $8.99<br />

Publisher: Writers’ Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639450855<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.44 x 9 inches


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LEGENDS,<br />

MONSTERS, OR<br />

SERIAL MURDERERS?:<br />

The Real Story Behind an<br />

Ancient Crime<br />

By Dirk C. Gibson<br />

Genre: True Crime<br />

Kindle | $40.72<br />

Hardcover | $53.00<br />

Publisher: Praeger<br />

ISBN-13: 978-0313397585<br />

Dimensions: 6.14 x 0.56 x 9.21 inches<br />

Do you believe in vampires and werewolves? Read this book to see if your belief is accurate.<br />

The majority of serial murder studies support the consensus that serial murder is essentially an American crime, a flawed<br />

assumption as the United States has existed <strong>for</strong> less than 250 years. What is far more likely is that the perverse urge<br />

to repeatedly and intentionally kill has existed throughout human history, and that a substantial percentage of serial<br />

murders throughout ancient times, the middle ages, and the pre-modern era were attributed to imaginative surrogate<br />

explanations: dragons, demons, vampires, werewolves, and witches.<br />

Legends, Monsters, or Serial Murderers? The Real Story Behind an Ancient Crime dispels the interrelated misconceptions that<br />

serial murder is an American crime and a relatively recent phenomenon, making the novel argument that serial murder<br />

is a historic reality and an unrecognized fact in ancient times. Noted serial murderers such as the Roman Locuta (The<br />

Poisoner); Gilles De Rais of France, a prolific serial killer of children; Andres Bichel of Bavaria; and Chinese aristocratic<br />

serial killer T'zu-Hsi are spotlighted. This book provides a unique perspective that integrates supernatural interpretations<br />

of serial killing with the history of true crime, reanimating mythic entities of horror stories and presenting them as real<br />

criminals.


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ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS:<br />

CHANGING THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT MONEY<br />

By Ann Caughman<br />

Genre: Business & Money > Job Hunting & Careers<br />

Kindle | $4.12<br />

Paperback | $13.99<br />

Hardcover | $23.99<br />

Publisher: AuthorHouse<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1546276647<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.22 x 9 inches<br />

HENRI:<br />

SEVENTEEN SHORT STORIES<br />

By Douglas Bosack<br />

Genre: Short Stories & Anthologies<br />

Kindle | $2.99<br />

Paperback | $10.95<br />

Publisher: Stonewall Press<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1948172240<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches


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DARK NIGHTS:<br />

First in the Until Dawn Series<br />

(New Edition)<br />

By Jordan E. Walker<br />

Genre: Literature and Fiction<br />

Paperback | $8.99<br />

Publisher: Writers’ Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1954341159<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.41 x 9 inches<br />

The newest and the first offering in the Until Dawn Series, Jordan E. Walker’s Dark Nights (New Edition):<br />

First in the Until Dawn Series unfolds Jayde Henryk’s story of survival in her search <strong>for</strong> truth. Her family died<br />

<strong>for</strong> a secret. When Jayde relocates with her father, she encounters some interesting characters along the way<br />

to the strange land in which they go. Not only does she find kindness and protection in some of the people<br />

she meets, but she also becomes aware of the fantastical creatures who live in the area. When the assassin<br />

who murdered Jayde's mother and brother catches up with the pair, Jayde is <strong>for</strong>ced to flee <strong>for</strong> her life, more<br />

determined to find the truth. She met a fairy, and they came closer together as they fought <strong>for</strong> their lives.<br />

Jayde’s story started with a fairytale but ended with a bang. Mystery, magic, and loss lie within the darkness<br />

of night, until dawn.


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INSPIRATIONAL CUES<br />

By Ex_Turpi<br />

Genre: Poetry<br />

Kindle | $4.99<br />

Paperback | $8.99<br />

Publisher: Writers' Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1953048639<br />

Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.23 x 8.5 inches<br />

EPHUS AND THE PRAYING BUSHEL:<br />

EPHUS TELLS THE EASTER STORY<br />

By Robert Berry<br />

Genre: Christian <strong>Books</strong> & Bibles<br />

Kindle | $3.99<br />

Paperback | $11.99<br />

Publisher: URLink Print & Media, LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1647530334<br />

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.15 x 11 inches


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MODEL TO<br />

BUILD TRUST HO<br />

By Jorge Farias Arizpe<br />

Genre: Business & Money ><br />

Business Culture<br />

Kindle | $3.92<br />

Paperback | $9.99<br />

This book explains 20 factors to build trust. These<br />

factors apply personally and to a company. Applying<br />

this model will develop institutional leadership, and has<br />

excellent results in quality, efficiency, of the organization,<br />

and human satisfaction and motivation.<br />

Publisher: Independently Published<br />

ISBN-13: 979-8780121978<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.62 x 9 inches<br />

Our philosophy is to create good results in terms of<br />

benefits to the customers and to create great satisfaction<br />

in people who work as human resources. Happiness<br />

in creating benefits <strong>for</strong> others with reliability.<br />

Jorge Farias Arizpe<br />

I created my consulting company MGT, and I have<br />

been collaborating with many companies <strong>for</strong> 33 years<br />

to enhance their organization and human capital with<br />

excellent results in product quality, human development,<br />

and satisfaction. I have recently <strong>for</strong>med the People<br />

Management Institute with my partners to support<br />

companies, families, and institutions in developing trust.


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SUNDAY<br />

WORSHIP:<br />

God’s Unchanging Order<br />

By Augustin D. Etienne<br />

Genre: Christian <strong>Books</strong> & Bibles<br />

> Theology<br />

Kindle | $9.99<br />

Paperback | $15.99<br />

Publisher: Xlibris<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1436374286<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.14 x 9 inches<br />

The discussion rages as many continuously seek to reestablish Saturday as the day of worship. The contention<br />

is that the day has been changed by post-Apostolic "detractors" who, in keeping with God's warning in Daniel<br />

7:25 that days and laws would be changed, have changed the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. The day has<br />

not been altered, and worshiping on Sunday is not a fulfillment of that warning in Daniel 7.<br />

It is not necessary to keep the Sabbath to be saved; neither is worshiping on Sunday a sign of honoring the<br />

beast. The Old Testament is a <strong>for</strong>eshadowing of what was fulfilled in the New. Every move of God had a<br />

specific purpose, and some have fulfilled their purpose. Sunday was one of those Symbols. The Scriptures and<br />

the writings of the Apostolic Fathers clearly show that while Saturday was the Sabbath Day of Rest, the early<br />

Christians worshiped on Sunday.<br />

Sunday Worship leads us from the Old Testament type to the New Testament reality.


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DOOMSDAY<br />

WARRIORS:<br />

Dawn of the Guardian<br />

By D.C. Corrigan<br />

Genre: Action & Adventure<br />

Kindle | $5.99<br />

Paperback | $18.99<br />

Publisher: Writers’ Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639455249<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 1.53 x 9 inches<br />

Markus, a champion of the Guardian Knights and hero of Kadema, is a legend among the inhabitants of<br />

Anastia. A man of conviction who believes in freedom and justice, he earned renown during the Guardian War,<br />

a terrible conflict that ruined and devastated the world. Divided and at war, the two continents of Kadema and<br />

Nodis fought one bloody battle after another until a promising warrior emerged from the land of Khandra<br />

named Tanor, chosen to wield a weapon known as the Angels Blade.<br />

From the shadows, evil conspires to end Tanor’s bloodline. Tasked with protecting newborn twins, Markus<br />

must raise and instruct them in the ways of the Guardian Knights so that Anastia may remain safe. The twins,<br />

Mikiel and Syrra, grow stronger each day and inspire friends and allies to join them in their mission to defend<br />

the world from the growing darkness.<br />

With so much at stake and time running short, it soon becomes apparent that even with the mighty Angels<br />

Blade, Mikiel and Syrra may not have the strength to hold back the doom that has been let loose upon Anastia.


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WHAT A BOOK! AN<br />

EXTRAORDINARY LIFE RE-LIVED<br />

FOR YOU...IN BITS AND PIECES<br />

By Lyle Oelfke<br />

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs<br />

Kindle | $9.99<br />

Paperback | $16.95<br />

Publisher: Covenant <strong>Books</strong><br />

ISBN-13: 978-1638140962<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.41 x 9 inches<br />

YOU KNOW WHAT 'UM SAYIN'?<br />

By Zavin Lyte<br />

Genre: Religion & Spirituality<br />

Kindle | $5.99<br />

Paperback | $10.99<br />

Publisher: Writers' Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639453283<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.23 x 9 inches


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KEEPING IN<br />

TOUCH WITH<br />

THE OTHER SIDE:<br />

True Inspirational Stories<br />

By Pauline Dibenedetto<br />

Genre: Christian <strong>Books</strong> & Bibles<br />

Kindle | $9.99<br />

Paperback | $17.95<br />

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1098011147<br />

Dimensions: 5.98 x 0.5 x 9.02 inches<br />

Pauline Di Benedetto, who was raised in Brooklyn, New York, and now resides in North Attleborough,<br />

Massachusetts, says she received her gift of writing at the age of fifteen. While she was saying her prayers, her<br />

words began to rhyme. That was when she knew that writing was her purpose in life. She has written several<br />

poems and songs in her life, which she shared with her family and friends. Through her trials in life, Pauline<br />

felt the need to help others by inspiring them to have faith. She published her first book, Faith Through the<br />

Eyes of a Child, which is available on Amazon and can be ordered in any brick-and-mortar store. Pauline<br />

believes this book, Keeping in Touch with the Other Side, is "the one" that was truly "meant to be written." In<br />

this book, she has included Bible verses, along with a poem after each chapter, which gives an inspirational<br />

message. Although she hesitated to write this book, she felt she was "pushed" into it when she fell and fractured<br />

her foot. That's when she finally "got the message." Although she would like to keep her private life "private,"<br />

Pauline says that she must follow her "inner spirit." She also states that she didn't write these books alone.<br />

She believes "St. Therese" is her ghostwriter and guardian angel who guides her through these books and her<br />

life. Is she "right"? Who will be the "judge"?


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TARGETED<br />

By David Gideon<br />

Genre: Self-Help<br />

Kindle | $3.99<br />

Paperback | $9.99<br />

Publisher: Writers' Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639452675<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.31 x 9 inches<br />

CAT TAILS<br />

By Herta Rousseau<br />

Genre: Business & Money<br />

Kindle | $1.99<br />

Hardcover | $29.99<br />

Paperback | $21.99<br />

Publisher: Global Summit House<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1636846071<br />

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.17 x 8.5 inches


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BE INSPIRED<br />

AGAIN:<br />

Poems, Prose, Praise, And<br />

Prayers<br />

By Shawn N Graham<br />

Genre: Christian <strong>Books</strong> & Bibles<br />

Kindle | $6.16<br />

Paperback | $11.99<br />

Publisher: Trilogy Christian Publishing<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1647730741<br />

Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.35 x 8.5 inches<br />

Who promised that life would always be easy? I have questioned my existence. Have you questioned yours?<br />

Good, then we have something in common already. Life can sometimes leave you feeling like you are left<br />

hanging. But somehow, deep down inside, you recognize that there is still even one more reason to push harder<br />

or go further or even travel a little longer.<br />

Journey with me, and be inspired again to fight some more, to <strong>for</strong>give, believe, trust, and love some more as<br />

God turns our light bulbs on and aah! There it is; another reason to smile and look to God as He allows us to<br />

live our best life. Let's pray and praise, and declare through poetry and prose, that God is the I AM, and in<br />

Him, we have everything; we lack nothing.


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M*A*S*H VIETNAM:<br />

WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE A WAR NURSE<br />

By Lorna Griess<br />

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs<br />

Kindle | $2.99<br />

Paperback | $9.99<br />

Publisher: Laylor Press<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1732900028<br />

Dimensions: 5 x 0.36 x 8 inches<br />

A BETTER TOMORROW:<br />

YOU ARE NOT ALONE; GOD WILL HOLD YOUR HAND<br />

By Lillian Mckoy<br />

Genre: Religion & Spirituality<br />

Kindle | $6.99<br />

Hardcover | $34.99<br />

Paperback | $17.99<br />

Publisher: Writers' Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639454976<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches


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THE SPACE<br />

OF MIRACLES:<br />

A Journey With a Gypsy Samurai<br />

By George J. Tani, DDIV., MBA, LCSW-R<br />

Genre: Religion & Spirituality<br />

Kindle | $3.99<br />

Paperback | $13.99<br />

Publisher: Balboa Press<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1982278380<br />

Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.38 x 8.5 inches<br />

Do humans 'hear' messages about others that they may need to know? Follow<br />

George as he realizes these messages keep coming and coming. Hear his<br />

constant inner debate about whether to share this in<strong>for</strong>mation with strangers<br />

and others as the space of miracles appears.<br />

George Tani is a social worker, psychic, and therapist. He’s been working<br />

in the Human Potential Movement <strong>for</strong> over five decades. In this book, he<br />

shares some of the successful methods which have contributed to thousands<br />

of his patients.


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I THOUGHT THERE WAS<br />

A ROAD THERE...<br />

AND OTHER LESSONS IN LIFE FROM GOD<br />

By Lynn Assimacopoulos<br />

Genre: Christian <strong>Books</strong> & Bibles<br />

Paperback | $16.00<br />

Publisher: LASA <strong>Books</strong><br />

ISBN-13: 978-1575792064<br />

CHANSON DE HAROLD:<br />

THE RICHARD POEMS<br />

By Elizabeth Clayton<br />

Genre: Self-Help<br />

Paperback | $18.30<br />

Publisher: Traf<strong>for</strong>d Publishing<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1426969928<br />

Dimensions: 5 x 0.69 x 8 inches


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A CHILD'S GUIDE<br />

TO WISDOM<br />

By Everton A. Robinson<br />

Genre: Self-Help<br />

Kindle | $2.99<br />

Hardback | $22.99<br />

Paperback | $9.99<br />

Publisher: Laurcan Publishing, LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 979-8987147801<br />

Dimensions: 6.00 x 0.18 x 9.00 inches<br />

A child's mind is like a freshly plowed field with rich topsoil ready <strong>for</strong> planting. As a parent or guardian, you<br />

have the responsibility to decide what seeds will be planted in this field. If you plant nothing, all kinds of<br />

weeds will automatically begin to take root and grow. The seeds you plant will determine the crops you and<br />

your child will reap. So, why not plant good seeds?<br />

A Child's Guide to Wisdom can serve as an incomparable tool <strong>for</strong> parents in the personal development, instruction,<br />

and correction of their youngsters. Along with giving the child encouragement, affirmation, and praise <strong>for</strong><br />

'being wise,' the fifty principles of wisdom presented in A Child's Guide to Wisdom can be a significant catalyst<br />

in helping your child <strong>for</strong>m good habits, develop good decision-making skills, exhibit sound character traits,<br />

and model good behavior—all key factors in nurturing a healthy, well-balanced, productive, and responsible<br />

individual. This has been my experience with my children. And the best part of the entire journey has been to<br />

enjoy conversations with them—now as adults—and hear the beautiful pearls of wisdom that proceed from<br />

their mouthts!


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FROM NOWHERE<br />

By Jon Hooks<br />

Genre: Romance<br />

Kindle | $3.99<br />

Hardcover | $28.95<br />

Paperback | $18.95<br />

Publisher: iUniverse<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1491789704<br />

Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.67 x 8.5 inches<br />

HOW TO DESIGN YOUR DREAM<br />

HOME (IN 25 YEARS OR LESS!)<br />

By Jan Jones Evans<br />

Genre: Engineering & Transportation<br />

Kindle | $2.99<br />

Hardcover | $12.95<br />

Paperback | $9.95<br />

Publisher: Writers' Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639454631<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches


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GOTTA TEXT!:<br />

Reminders to Live Out the<br />

Gospel Through Every Day<br />

Encounters<br />

By Julia A. Brooks<br />

Genre: Religion & Spirituality<br />

Kindle | $3.91<br />

Paperback | $9.95<br />

Publisher: Westbow Press<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1973601074<br />

Dimensions: 5 x 0.22 x 8 inches<br />

People of faith are very much a part of the masses of people engaging in social media today as a way of life.<br />

Culturally ingrained as a method of quick and succinct communication is the advent of text messaging, which<br />

seemingly has begun to replace routine telephone communication <strong>for</strong> many. Yet the greatest message of all<br />

was sent thousands of years ago to humankind and remains accessible to everyone who desires to read it. It is<br />

God’s text message written in the scriptures <strong>for</strong> our daily use. Gotta Text! is a thirty-one-day devotional that<br />

members of the body of Christ can use to encourage one another. It becomes a vehicle to connect people to<br />

the Gospel message through everyday encounters. This book is an interactive devotional in which the reader<br />

has an opportunity to “text” a friend or group of friends with a selected verse of a scripture-inspired message<br />

that compliments the devotional of the day.


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STRATA VARIOUS<br />

By Bruce Bentz<br />

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Romance<br />

Kindle | $2.99<br />

Hardcover | $14.99<br />

Paperback | $9.99<br />

Publisher: Writers' Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639452132<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.48 x 9 inches<br />

NOTTINGHAM HARBOR<br />

By Jack Lorenz<br />

Genre: Mystery, Thriller and Suspense<br />

Kindle | $3.99<br />

Hardcover | $28.99<br />

Paperback | $19.95<br />

Publisher: AuthorHouse<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1496949462<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.73 x 9 inches


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GOD'S GRACE,<br />

NOT MY DISGRACE<br />

By Claudette Inglis<br />

Genre: Religion & Spirituality<br />

Kindle | $2.99<br />

Paperback | $9.97<br />

Publisher: Writers’ Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639454846<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.13 x 9 inches<br />

He looked beyond my faults and saw my needs. God’s grace, not my disgrace; these words were given to me<br />

by the Holy Spirit. When I received the unction to write this book, it allowed me to be free. It allowed me to<br />

release the bondage of abuse and suicide, the self-blame, the hurt, the denial of who I was as a human being<br />

of all as a child of God.<br />

Many women and men of all ages have been silent in the face of physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, and<br />

sexual abuse. There is also a great deal of human trafficking going on, and we keep silent <strong>for</strong> fear of torture,<br />

ridicule, and embarrassment. But we have to speak up and be bold, <strong>for</strong> the only fear should be of GOD, not<br />

man. God accepts us with all our imperfections; He accepts us as His children and will restore us. He says<br />

fear not, <strong>for</strong> I am with you. For He has not given us a spirit of fear! But be<strong>for</strong>e power, love, and a sound mind.<br />

Stay focused and strong, <strong>for</strong> God’s grace gives us the <strong>for</strong>titude to move on in Him.


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SCENT-SATIONAL SEARCHES<br />

Find Your Fragrances By Blood &<br />

Personality Parallels<br />

By Deborah Worley<br />

Genre: Non-Fiction; Health & Beauty; Self-Help #Fragrance<br />

Kindle | $2.99<br />

Paperback | $8.99<br />

Publisher: Writers' Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639451937<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.31 x 9 inches<br />

WITCH’S APPRENTICE AND<br />

ARGON’S LABYRINTH<br />

By Kathryn Leo<br />

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy<br />

Kindle | $1.99 Paperback | $17.99<br />

Publisher: STAMPA GLOBAL<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1951585693<br />

Dimensions: 5 x 0.35 x 8 inches


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SEPARATED LIVES<br />

By Lynn Assimacopoulos<br />

Genre: Parenting & Relationships<br />

Paperback | $9.00<br />

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1480912472<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.08 x 9 inches<br />

After discovering that her son's friend, Ryan, is on the search <strong>for</strong> his birthparents, Lynn Assimacopoulos<br />

decides to use her skills as a genealogical hobbyist to find them. Delving through phone books, sending letters,<br />

and searching everything from the local library to the National Archives, Lynn is defeated by the lack of<br />

in<strong>for</strong>mation she has to go on. However, a random search <strong>for</strong> Ryan's birthmother's name in an internet search<br />

engine yields a family photograph. Could this be the correct person? If so, will she even want to revisit her<br />

past and get to know Ryan?<br />

Lynn Assimacopoulos is a retired healthcare worker. Although she wrote <strong>for</strong> professional nursing journals<br />

in her adult life, she has been writing poetry and short stories since she was eight years old. When she is not<br />

writing or reading, she enjoys fossil hunting and archeology.


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SPIDERSILK<br />

By Akutra-Ramses Atenosis Cea<br />

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense<br />

Kindle | $2.99<br />

Paperback | $9.99<br />

Publisher: Writers' Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639453399<br />

Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.37 x 8.5 inches<br />

PATCHES AND PIECES:<br />

BECOMING THE LEGACY OF OUR FAMILY QUILT<br />

By Lana Mourning<br />

Genre: Christian <strong>Books</strong> & Bibles<br />

Kindle | $3.99<br />

Hardcover | $19.99<br />

Paperback | $13.99<br />

Publisher: Writers' Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639455157<br />

Dimensions: 6.00 x 0.62 x 9.00 inches


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THE CONCEPT OF<br />

THE TRINITY IS NOT BIBLICAL<br />

By Allen Nance<br />

Genre: Religion & Spirituality<br />

Kindle | $8.00 Paperback | $13.00<br />

2 Timothy 3:16 tells us scripture is profitable <strong>for</strong> doctrine. This Trinity<br />

doctrine, though, has extra-biblical origins. Yet, it is one of the most widely<br />

taught and accepted doctrines of the Christian church. The oxymoron:<br />

God-given scripture does not teach the concept, but man uses scripture to<br />

teach the concept. The only thing God calls Jesus is “My Son.” The only one<br />

Jesus refers to as God is “My Father.” However, Trinity teaching has added<br />

the Holy Spirit to the group and calls all three God. The Holy Spirit, The<br />

Spirit of Truth, has revealed to Allen the reality of how the Trinity became<br />

a Christian doctrine. It was not so when the New Testament scriptures were<br />

written. So, how could an erroneous teaching have survived <strong>for</strong> so many<br />

centuries? The revelation of the truth is within. It is time to let go of the<br />

rudiments of men and return to God.<br />

Publisher: RoseDog <strong>Books</strong><br />

ISBN-13: 979-8885275361<br />

Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.18 x 8.5 inches<br />

GOD'S DINOSAURS:<br />

A BIBLICAL STUDY<br />

By Allen Nance<br />

Genre: Christian <strong>Books</strong> & Bibles<br />

Kindle | $9.95 Paperback | $13.95<br />

A public debate of yore sparked about which is true—creationism or<br />

evolution. The discussion is no longer being waged publicly, but a single<br />

answer acceptable to both sides has not been found. Evolution stays in the<br />

lane of public education; creation stays on the side of religious teaching. The<br />

problem we, Christians, face in the debate is the lack of an explanation <strong>for</strong><br />

the existence of dinosaurs. The entire argument of evolution is made up but<br />

includes a creative basis <strong>for</strong> the dinosaurs' existence. We know God created<br />

all life on Earth, yet the traditional creation stories do not have dinosaurs.<br />

This book will guide you to read the creation story in God's Word as it is<br />

actually written. The true story is surprising and intriguing and does include<br />

the dinosaurs. The Bible has had the answer the whole time.<br />

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1098029579<br />

Dimensions: 5.98 x 0.26 x 9.02 inches


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BABY CHICK:<br />

AN EASTER STORY<br />

By Lois Lund<br />

Genre: Children’s Book<br />

Kindle | $3.73<br />

Hardcover | $14.99<br />

Paperback | $9.99<br />

Publisher: Lois Lund<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1088036716<br />

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.08 x 8.5 inches<br />

UNDER HIS WINGS<br />

By Rosemary J. Fisher<br />

Genre: Christian <strong>Books</strong> & Bibles > Christian Living<br />

Kindle | $4.99<br />

Hardcover | $25.99<br />

Paperback | $17.99<br />

Publisher: Riverview Press<br />

ISBN-13: 979-8986772509<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.76 x 9 inches<br />

Customer Reviews: 4.9 out of 5


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THE SECRET OF<br />

CHASADEANA'S DOLL:<br />

NOBODY LISTENS TO ANGELA<br />

By B.J. Barnett<br />

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy<br />

Paperback | $19.99<br />

Publisher: Xlibris US<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1984533869<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.61 x 9 inches<br />

What are demons? Demons are spirit beings that do not have a body of flesh and blood. Since demons are<br />

fallen angels, like angels, they are immaterial and are not usually subject to human visibility or other senses. They<br />

are dwellers in an unseen world. To manifest themselves among men, they must possess or control a physical<br />

body of a person, an animal, or even a doll. As they possess people, their power has its effect in different areas.<br />

Star Child would enter Chasadeana’s spirit, and they would hunt lonely and lost souls.


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POETIC PARABLES:<br />

LISTEN WITH YOUR HEART<br />

By Alvina Y. Platt-Gregory<br />

Genre: Poetry<br />

Kindle | $4.99<br />

Hardcover | $20.00<br />

Paperback | $10.00<br />

Publisher: Only God Publishing<br />

ISBN-13: 979-8986807805<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.16 x 9 inches<br />

MATHEMATICAL MILESTONES:<br />

NATURE, SCIENCE, BUSINESS, COMPUTERS<br />

AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE<br />

By Clement Falbo<br />

Genre: Business & Money<br />

Kindle | $5.00<br />

Paperback | $34.00<br />

Publisher: Clement Falbo<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1087884127<br />

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.65 x 11 inches


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BRITTANY'S ROSE:<br />

Finding Peace After Losing a<br />

Loved One<br />

By Mary Jane Clayton<br />

Genre: Self-Help<br />

Kindle | $3.99<br />

Hardcover | $33.95<br />

Paperback | $14.99<br />

Publisher: BalboaPress<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1452551456<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.52 x 9 inches<br />

When someone you love passes away, a part of your heart goes with them, and when a part is missing, your<br />

heart doesn't beat the same. How do you accept this great loss and find peace? How do you bring back the<br />

happiness you once had without feeling guilty? As you move through this journey, you will understand that<br />

healing is about everyone and not just the sick; experience God's magic at work; learn to recognize messages<br />

from loved ones on the other side; become aware that miracles happen when you believe they can. Those who<br />

have passed on are still within your reach. You just have to learn to touch them in a different way. As you look<br />

up and accept Divine guidance, you will learn to let go of doubt and fear; feel anger and sadness disappear;<br />

experience happiness making its way back into your life.


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I THINK I WILL JUST BE ME<br />

By Karen Moore<br />

Genre: Children's <strong>Books</strong><br />

Paperback | $14.00<br />

Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc.<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1662424267<br />

Dimensions: 8 x 0.08 x 10 inches<br />

REVELATIONARY<br />

SHOSHANA OF DAVID:<br />

THREE PILLARS RESTORED: OUR JEWISH<br />

ROOTS, THE PROPHETIC WORD, AND THE<br />

DAUGHTERS OF GOD WITH HIS SONS<br />

By Christine Elsa Koppel<br />

Genre: Christian <strong>Books</strong> & Bibles > Christian Living<br />

Kindle | $12.99<br />

Paperback | $22.22<br />

Publisher: Trilogy Christian Publishing<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1637697702<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches


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MY DOLL, DOLLIE<br />

By Sandra Kirwan-Mason<br />

Genre: Realistic Fiction<br />

Kindle | $9.99<br />

Paperback | $18.00<br />

Publisher: AuthorHouse<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1420834819<br />

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.07 x 11 inches<br />

One scorching summer day, a girl named Katie decided to take her favorite doll, Dollie, to the park. It was a<br />

fun-filled day <strong>for</strong> Katie to play with Dollie on the slides, swings, and monkey bars until she <strong>for</strong>got her beloved<br />

doll in the park overnight.<br />

Author Sandra Kirwan-Mason was a kindergarten and first-grade teacher <strong>for</strong> seven years be<strong>for</strong>e becoming a<br />

reading specialist. Reading to her students aloud and discovering what story contents engaged them helped<br />

her get ideas <strong>for</strong> writing My Doll, Dollie. She is still in the field of education.


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SEVEN MINUTES<br />

By Linda McClung<br />

Genre: Children's <strong>Books</strong><br />

Kindle | $2.99<br />

Hardback | $30.95<br />

Paperback | $13.95<br />

Publisher: WestBow Press<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1664224346<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.32 x 9 inches<br />

Mick Carter is a rising star in the contemporary music world. He loves the crowds, the singing, and the praises<br />

he leads in the concerts. A man of God who has spent his life inspiring others, Carter is jolted by events that<br />

send him to prison <strong>for</strong> fifteen years <strong>for</strong> a crime he did not commit. His faith in God is challenged by the<br />

men he meets in prison, but they are all he has, and he learns how thirsty they are <strong>for</strong> meaning and purpose<br />

in their lives.<br />

He discovers God’s plan <strong>for</strong> him among the lost, angry, and afraid souls in the prison as he begins to share his<br />

faith. Like Joseph in Genesis, Carter finds God’s purpose <strong>for</strong> him is greater than anything he could have planned.


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MY SISTER<br />

MY TWIN<br />

By Linda McClung<br />

Genre: Religion & Spirituality<br />

Kindle | $1.99<br />

Paperback | $9.95<br />

Publisher: Writers' Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639453634<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.35 x 9 inches<br />

Linda McClung, in her second book, My Sister My Twin, tells a story in a contemporary novel that weaves<br />

truth from Scripture to survive and flourish in this difficult and confusing world. Alex and Kate are twins who<br />

have competed all their lives. They no longer depend on each other until tragedy strikes and they are <strong>for</strong>ced<br />

to reevaluate their lives. Life teaches them hard lessons as they learn how to <strong>for</strong>give each other and trust God<br />

to heal broken hearts.


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SOULS FROM MERCURY:<br />

CHAKRA MAGIC EMPOWERING RELATIONSHIPS<br />

By Raju Ramanathan<br />

Genre: Religion & Spirituality<br />

Kindle | $2.99<br />

Hardcover | $15.00<br />

Paperback | $9.95<br />

Publisher: Mercury Man Publishing<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1777598709<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.63 x 9 inches<br />

THE OPOSSUM AND THE CATS<br />

By Marilyn B. Wassmann<br />

Genre: Literature & Fiction<br />

Kindle | $3.99<br />

Hardcover | $14.99<br />

Paperback | $10.99<br />

Publisher: Writers' Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639451708<br />

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.09 x 8.5 inches


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HOW TO<br />

LIVE WITH A VIRGO:<br />

A SURVIVAL GUIDE<br />

By Daniel T. Darmody<br />

Genre: Self-Help > Relationships<br />

Kindle | $3.99<br />

Hardcover | $18.99<br />

Paperback | $8.99<br />

Publisher: Writers' Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639455058<br />

Dimensions: 5 x 0.25 x 7.5 inches<br />

How To Live With A Virgo: A Survival Guide is a humorous look at life with Virgos, but it is also a self-help<br />

book <strong>for</strong> anyone trying to deal with a Virgo in their life. Whether you are aware of them or not, their presence<br />

affects you daily. This book is an essential tool <strong>for</strong> learning to deal with the Virgos in your life—whether you<br />

are married to one, you work with one, the Virgo is a member of your family or just an acquaintance.<br />

This book is a quick read and visual representation of the odd and eccentric behavior of Virgos. It is designed<br />

to expose the Virgo to themselves as well as to others. With this book, perhaps an understanding of Virgos<br />

will emerge that was designed <strong>for</strong> all of us to enjoy and benefit from. Okay, sure, there is the dark side…


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WHAT THE WIND BLEW IN:<br />

6 STORIES TO READ WITH CHILDREN<br />

By Marilyn B. Wassmann<br />

Genre: Children's <strong>Books</strong><br />

Kindle | $3.99<br />

Hardcover | $12.99<br />

Paperback | $7.99<br />

Publisher: Writers' Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1953048080<br />

Dimensions: 8 x 0.11 x 10 inches<br />

PEN SCRATCHING POETS<br />

A COLLECTION OF ONE FAMILY'S CREATIVE<br />

PURSUITS<br />

By Marilyn B. Wassmann<br />

Genre: Poetry<br />

Paperback | $14.99<br />

Publisher: Writers' Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1953048325<br />

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.43 x 11 inches


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ABSTRACTION,<br />

A LETTER TO EMILY<br />

AND EVENSONG<br />

By P. Joanne Marchant<br />

Genre: Literature & Fiction > Poetry<br />

Kindle | $3.99<br />

Paperback | $8.99<br />

Publisher: LifeRich Publishing<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1489733320<br />

Dimensions: 5 x 0.16 x 8 inches<br />

Poetry inspired by poet Emily Dickinson.<br />

Now 78, I wrote these poems between my mid-teens and mid-<strong>for</strong>ties, gathering them into manuscripts in the<br />

early ‘80s. I was briefly published in two unpaid journals in the early ‘80s but made the decision not to publish<br />

further. For the most part, I have not written since then. My paid career of 23 years was spent as a clinical<br />

social worker, working with Child Protective Services. I am now retired and decided to publish these works<br />

after being “nudged” <strong>for</strong> several years. I hope you find them pleasing.


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TOO EARLY, TOO LATE, NOW WHAT?<br />

By David L. Hawk<br />

Genre: Education & Teaching > Schools & Teaching<br />

Kindle | $4.99<br />

Hardcover | $31.99<br />

Paperback | $14.99<br />

Publishing: Brilliant <strong>Books</strong> Literary<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1641338271<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.73 x 9 inches<br />

ANIMALS YOU’LL LEARN TO LOVE<br />

By Benessa Harrison<br />

Genre: Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction<br />

Kindle | $3.99<br />

Paperback | $11.99<br />

Publisher: Writers’ Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639450985<br />

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.09 x 11 inches


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I'M KATIE'S MOM:<br />

Pointers <strong>for</strong> Professionals and<br />

Parents of the Disabled<br />

By Barbara B. Holdcroft, Ph.D.<br />

Genre: Self-Help<br />

Paperback | $11.00<br />

Publisher: Vantage Press<br />

ISBN-13: 978-0533157891<br />

DImensions: 5.49 x 0.24 x 8.06 inches<br />

A truly valuable book that provides advice and encouragement to anyone—family, professional, or friend—who<br />

assists the disabled while offering help toward becoming a knowledgeable and balanced individual.


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$10 SAVE ME<br />

By Lloyd Hulcolm<br />

Genre: Business & Money > Industries<br />

Paperback | $10.99<br />

Publisher: Writers' Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639453368<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.17 x 9 inches<br />

CRANIAMA:<br />

MY SKULL'S REMEDY<br />

By Bryan D. Sisson<br />

Genre: Self-Help<br />

Kindle | $3.99<br />

Hardcover | $15.99<br />

Paperback | $8.99<br />

Publisher: Writers’ Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639454556<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.47 x 9 inches


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ME AND<br />

THE GENERAL<br />

By Rosemary Valenti Guarnera<br />

Genre: Biography - Crime<br />

Softcover | $17.99<br />

Hardcover | $27.99<br />

Publisher: Rosemary Valenti Guarnera<br />

Softcover: IBS 978 17355 746-15<br />

Hardcover: IBS 978 17355 746-08<br />

Dimensions: 5.98 x 1.16 x 9.02 inches<br />

Me and the General is a story finally being told after many years. It is the biography of a man named Ralph<br />

Liguori, whose life was intertwined with the "infamous" Charles "Lucky" Luciano and a would-be president,<br />

Thomas E. Dewey. It relates the twists and turns that change the course of his existence. As a young boy, he<br />

suffers his first heartfelt tragedy of the loss of his beloved father—which changes his life <strong>for</strong>ever.<br />

Segue the Roaring Twenties, an era in which he slowly begins to find himself. In the following years of the<br />

Great Depression, there were struggles to find work—only to succumb, at times, to an easier path in the socalled<br />

rackets.<br />

His good looks, winning personality, and talents brought him to the attention of the "big boys," who befriended<br />

him, and Ralph learned of their nefarious ways.<br />

But more importantly, is his lifelong friendship with "Lucky" Luciano, the GENERAL and GODFATHER,<br />

linked to the betrayal of Thomas E. Dewey in the famous 1936 New York prostitution trial—a trial that reveals<br />

the machinations which caused the incarceration and subsequent exile to Italy <strong>for</strong> both Ralph and Luciano.<br />

In prison, as well as in exile, we find incredulous episodes—fantastic tales—while many loose ends come<br />

to fruition.<br />

It is a compelling yet sad story that illustrates the fine line between good and evil.


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OPEN YOUR HEART<br />

“Open Your Heart is a masterful work of spiritual fiction that explores<br />

the trans<strong>for</strong>mative power of love,” writes Diana von Welanetz<br />

Wentworth, New York Times bestselling author of eleven books and<br />

founder of the Inside Edge.<br />

By Ruth Cherry, Ph.D.<br />

Genre: Spiritual Fiction<br />

Kindle | $2.99<br />

Paperback | $6.99<br />

Publisher: <strong>Books</strong>ide Press<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1990695100<br />

Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.26 x 8.5 inches<br />

Open Your Heart offers readers an engaging story and a personal growth experience as they learn to trust their<br />

inner world and to listen to its wisdom. Solidly grounded in Jungian developmental theory, Open Your Heart<br />

educates as it entertains. One reviewer wrote, “An uplifting work of fiction . . . Cherry has constructed this story<br />

as a gentle teaching tool, adding just the right guidance at the right moment <strong>for</strong> the development of Anne’s<br />

new, stronger self. Writing the book as fiction has allowed Cherry to open the narrative in a way that is more<br />

engaging and more persuasive than other books in the genre. Open Your Heart is an effective and inspiring<br />

novel that will appeal strongly to those seeking new paths and new goals.”<br />

Ruth Cherry has practiced as a clinical psychologist <strong>for</strong> <strong>for</strong>ty years, specializing in the merging of psychological<br />

and spiritual dynamics. Rules become irrelevant when the unconscious thunders and roars and demands that<br />

we STOP. Listening to the unconscious and trusting its guidance offer the keys to a joyful, creative, and deeply<br />

meaningful life.<br />

Her works of non-fiction, Living in the Flow: Practicing Vibrational Alignment and Accepting Unconditional<br />

Love, present Trans<strong>for</strong>mational Psychology in easily applicable terms to the sincere seeker. Her inspirational<br />

novella, Open Your Heart, appeals to anyone caught in a re-examination of her life experience.<br />

Ruth writes from her heart and has devoted her life to help and to inspire those in need. She hopes <strong>for</strong> your<br />

consideration to publish Open Your Heart.


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WHERE IS THE<br />

JUSTICE?<br />

By William F. Hill<br />

Genre: Self-Help > Motivational<br />

Kindle | $2.99<br />

Hardcover | $22.99<br />

Paperback | $16.99<br />

Publisher: Inks and Bindings, LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 979-8886150018<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 1.38 x 9 inches<br />

I have always felt that we have the greatest country in the world. It has always given me great pleasure to see<br />

honest, hardworking people willing to take risks to get ahead and succeed. I always felt that America got to be<br />

great and that we all should be working hard to help improve our own lives and the lives of others by carrying<br />

on this great American tradition.<br />

To see people succeed in their life goals has always been gratifying. However, many of these new generations<br />

of do-gooders seem to think that everybody should live on handouts and that anyone successful should be cut<br />

down and not allowed to succeed without their input, as this is unfair to the less <strong>for</strong>tunate in this country. They<br />

do not seem or don’t want to realize that the more successful people probably do more to help the less <strong>for</strong>tunate<br />

than all the government and giveaway programs can ever hope to do. From paying property taxes that generate<br />

public wealth to creating jobs to take care of homes and properties or work <strong>for</strong> businesses, I think that to get<br />

people off welfare and off the government rolls, we need all the successful people we can get in this country.


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WALKING WITH THE LORD:<br />

WHAT A WAY TO GO<br />

By Beverly K. Plauché<br />

Genre: Religion & Spirituality<br />

Kindle | $5.99<br />

Paperback | $5.99<br />

Publisher: ReadersMagnet LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1959165040<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches<br />

HELL HOME<br />

By Adorial Maxwell-Hazell<br />

Genre: Literature & Fiction > Short Stories & Anthologies<br />

Kindle | $3.99<br />

Paperback | $12.99<br />

Publisher: AuthorHouse<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1452010939<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.32 x 9 inches


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MY PEEKABOO<br />

MOON<br />

By Karen Hill<br />

Genre: Arts & Biography ><br />

Graphic Design<br />

Kindle | $3.99<br />

Paperback | $7.99<br />

Publisher: Writers' Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639452880<br />

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.08 x 11 inches<br />

Author Karen Hill’s love of children and storytelling allows her to see the world through the eyes of a<br />

child. Her ability to draw children into her stories is demonstrated in her latest book, My Peekaboo Moon. A<br />

whimsical story <strong>for</strong> little ones learning to read, Karen brings her own childhood experience to life of riding<br />

in the family car and watching the moon seemingly follow them wherever they want. The story comes alive<br />

with the illustrations of Virginia Beach artist Deborah Wong who piques a child’s interest by incorporating<br />

hidden elements in each picture <strong>for</strong> little readers to find.


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GROWING YOUR CHILD’S<br />

SPIRITUAL GARDEN<br />

By Andreah Davi Werner<br />

Genre: Religion & Spirituality > Worship & Devotion<br />

Paperback | $27.68<br />

Publisher: Traf<strong>for</strong>d Publishing<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1466905504<br />

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.16 x 9 inches<br />

SECRETS OF COLOURS<br />

By Ernesto Zollo<br />

Genre: Religion & Spirituality<br />

Paperback | $29.00<br />

Publisher: AuthorHouse Pulishing<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1456774455<br />

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.17 x 11 inches


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MORE ON LIFE<br />

By Richard G. Wanderman, M.D.<br />

Genre: Poetry<br />

Kindle | $2.99<br />

Paperback | $10.95<br />

Publisher: Writers’ Branding<br />

ISBN-13: 978-163945520<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.45 x 9 inches<br />

Be in the present. Come pass the day with me. Sit and absorb the beauty surrounding you. Let your emotions<br />

be engulfed by the latent energy of life, begging to be acknowledged by your smile. Meld with the breezes as<br />

they caress your skin and the fragrances as they soothe your soul. Unleash the sublimated emotions yearning<br />

to be felt, and live, live the life as it was meant to be.


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A TEACHER'S TALE:<br />

A MEMOIR<br />

By Joe Gilliland<br />

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs<br />

Kindle | $1.99<br />

Hardcover | $36.99<br />

Paperback | $27.99<br />

Publisher: Global Summit House<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1636492223<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 1.44 x 9 inches<br />

BUG, IN THE EYES!:<br />

A KIDS' SAFETY SQUAD LEARNING BOOK<br />

By Tony Jaksa, Sr.<br />

www.kidssafetysquad.club<br />

Genre: Education & Teaching<br />

Kindle | $3.99<br />

Paperback | $12.50<br />

Publisher: Writers' Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639454525<br />

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.07 x 11 inches


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THLEWIAZA-<br />

SEAL RIVERS:<br />

Challenge of the Ice<br />

By Fred Nelson<br />

Genre: Sports & Outdoors ><br />

Water Sports<br />

Kindle | $3.99<br />

Hardcover | $30.99<br />

Paperback | $20.99<br />

Publisher: Writers' Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639455102<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.34 x 9 inches<br />

Author Fred Nelson participated in 19 canoe trips in the wilderness of northern Canada. The trips ranged<br />

from 11 to 36 days and totaled about 4,500 miles. Most of the trips ended at either the Arctic Ocean or<br />

Hudson Bay. This book is about one of these trips, better described as an adventure rather than a trip. You can<br />

read about the adventure in the warmth and com<strong>for</strong>t of your home. The six canoeists who participated in this<br />

canoeing adventure planned a 450 miles trip down the Thlewiaza River to Hudson Bay and then north on<br />

Hudson Bay to Eskimo Point (presently Arviat). However, upon arriving at Nueltin Lake, they found that it<br />

was still covered with eighty miles of ice because it had been the coldest winter in <strong>for</strong>ty years. Consequently,<br />

the canoeists worked their way seventy-five miles overland to the North Seal River and then south on Hudson<br />

Bay to Churchill. The story tells of the many difficult portages, running extreme rapids in near-freezing water,<br />

encounters with bears, and a night in a storm on Hudson Bay.


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JEAN MURRAY<br />

MUNDEN<br />

AUTHOR


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I'LL REMEMBER APRIL<br />

By Jean Murray Munden<br />

Genre: Religion & Spirituality<br />

Kindle | $2.99 Hardcover | $29.99 Paperback | $13.99<br />

Louise, an elderly woman, had lived a meaningful and grateful life. But<br />

when her granddaughter Lulu visits, asking <strong>for</strong> advice on matters of the<br />

heart, she is pushed to reminisce on the opportunities and experiences she<br />

had to let go of in the past.<br />

Lulu and Louise’s conversation explores the experiences and memories of<br />

Louise’s past, from falling in love, becoming a nurse during the war, traveling<br />

across the continent in service to the country, and losing love along the way.<br />

Louise’s reflections bear wisdom to the advice she offers her granddaughter.<br />

Told from the perspective of several characters, I’ll Remember April is a love<br />

story that spans seventy years and three generations of a family. The story<br />

chronicles several intertwined stories of love, loss, family, and history. Set in<br />

eastern Canada and the province of Prince Edward Island, the events and<br />

tragedies of World War I influence the changes that occur in Louise’s and<br />

her sisters’ romantic life and career.<br />

Publisher: Writers' Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1953048004<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches<br />

Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5<br />

COME FILL UP MY CUP<br />

By Jean Murray Munden<br />

Genre: Romance > Romantic Suspense<br />

Kindle | $1.99 Paperback | $9.99<br />

Meeting against the magical backdrop of Scotland, what could come from<br />

a widow and widower meeting? A story of love, passion, grief, suspense,<br />

and mystery.<br />

Publisher: Writers' Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1953048028<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.65 x 9 inches<br />

Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5<br />

On a trip to Scotland, Robin Lindsay, a 45-year-old Canadian widow, meets<br />

James Maclachlan, a Scottish widower. The two are drawn to each other and<br />

fall in love. Together, they travel through the complexities of life and love.<br />

But their budding romance does not come without its complications. James<br />

is haunted by his poor relationship with his wife, who died under mysterious<br />

circumstances nearly 10 years ago, leaving a daughter and infant son. Inquiries<br />

into the nature of the mysterious recent death of an acquaintance of Robin’s<br />

deceased husband further complicate matters.


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THE STAR FAIRY<br />

By Chris Zuschlag<br />

Genre: Children's <strong>Books</strong><br />

Kindle | $2.99 Hardcover | $13.99 Paperback | $8.99<br />

A little girl's wish <strong>for</strong> wings is granted by the garden Fairies in<br />

the garden she cares <strong>for</strong>, but the Fairies' magic is only so strong.<br />

During her adventures of flight, she meets the Star Fairy only<br />

to have to cut her adventure short. Will she get her wings back?<br />

Will she ever see the Star Fairy again? Join Thyme on her journey<br />

where, if you believe, anything is possible.<br />

Publisher: PageTurner, Press and Media<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1643762333<br />

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.09 x 8.5 inches<br />

SMOKE THE DRAGON<br />

By Chris Zuschlag<br />

Genre: Children's <strong>Books</strong> > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths<br />

Kindle | $2.99 Paperback | $14.99<br />

Publisher: PageTurner, Press and Media<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1649089113<br />

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.11 x 8.5 inches<br />

This story is about a boy with the uncanny ability to find heartshaped<br />

rocks, even where there seem to be no rocks. One of<br />

the rocks he finds turns out to be a special rock with a very<br />

interesting creature inside. Calvin's adventures begin with the<br />

nurturing of this creature. Follow along as Calvin takes care of<br />

and learns the secrets of Smoke.


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THE BRIDE OF<br />

CHRIST:<br />

THE BRIDEGROOM AND HIS BRIDE<br />

By Christopher W. Hussey<br />

Genre: Religion & Spirituality<br />

Kindle | $8.49<br />

Paperback | $12.95<br />

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1635758450<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.28 x 9 inches<br />

Right from the very beginning of eternity past, God had planned history with His Son having a bride, a<br />

companion that would co-reign with Him and enjoy Him <strong>for</strong>ever. That is the eternal purpose of God in<br />

creating a bride <strong>for</strong> His Son.<br />

If you read the Scripture from cover to cover, you will discover that God teaches us in various ways. This book<br />

highlights how God gave us an example of an ancient Jewish wedding ceremony correlating with Christ, the<br />

Bridegroom, and His bride, the Church. From the father choosing a bride <strong>for</strong> his son, paying the bridal price,<br />

the bridegroom snatching his bride and bringing her to the bridal chamber, and then finally co-reigning in<br />

their household with him as the head. It is absolutely amazing the correlation between the two. What was a<br />

mystery to the Jews has been revealed. The mystery was that both Jews and Gentiles called the church would<br />

be the bride of Christ.<br />

The Bride of Christ describes the kind of relationship we can have with Jesus. God is seeking willing lovers,<br />

who would voluntarily seek His heart, voluntarily surrender to Him, and voluntarily love Him with all their<br />

heart, soul, mind, and strength.


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DROW<br />

HERITAGE<br />

UNLEASHED:<br />

Son of Light, Son of Darkness<br />

By Bob Perrill<br />

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy<br />

Kindle | $2.99<br />

Paperback | $12.99<br />

Publisher: Writers' Branding LLC<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1639455188<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.91 x 9 inches<br />

Drow Heritage Unleashed: Son of Light, Son of Darkness is a multi-faceted exploration of life from the perspective<br />

of both good and evil; a certain duality of existence permeated not only the real and imaginary societies we live<br />

in but the soul that makes us who we are. Through the eyes of Connate Brogan, who has been raised as a sylvan<br />

elf with a great affinity <strong>for</strong> the healing powers of nature and magic, this wondrous journey of discovery, where<br />

an uncertain future awaits him in the dark and magical underworld that inextricably calls <strong>for</strong> his attention.<br />

The discovery of Connate's true origin provides the impetus <strong>for</strong> this adventure, and his father accompanies<br />

him as they travel deeper and deeper into a labyrinth of strange and enchanting creatures, places, societies,<br />

and dangerous encounters neither may survive. The only certainty about this voyage is that Connate and his<br />

father, Dradamus, will arrive at their respective destinations greatly changed by the experience; life carries no<br />

guarantees. Added to this wealth of material is an underlying starkness about real human behaviors, where<br />

the psychological reactions of the players in various circumstances call into question our thoughts and beliefs.<br />

These life and death occurrences carry reverberations into the future no one can know, and how Connate faces<br />

these are very on point with the reality of our existence.


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THE UNEXPECTED<br />

By Chris Dawson<br />

Genre: Romance<br />

Kindle | $2.99<br />

Paperback | $14.99<br />

Publisher: PageTurner, Press and Media<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1643766126<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.86 x 9 inches<br />

The author recommends that all men read the epilogue—the reasons why wives have affairs.<br />

Marriage is very complex. Many people get married with so much love and happiness yet end up cheating in<br />

the course of a marriage; Chris Dawson’s book, The Unexpected, is a classic example of this.<br />

This wonderful book tells us that it is clear that most women marry <strong>for</strong> love and may still love their husbands.<br />

Still, <strong>for</strong> various reasons, she finds herself unexpectedly seduced or seeks sexual gratification or stimulation<br />

from other than the man she married. The reasons a wife chooses to start an affair or is seduced into an affair<br />

are many and varied and may surprise all who have either been curious or have lived this experience. For sure,<br />

do not discount the frequency of this phenomenon. Dawson’s objective is to in<strong>for</strong>m and open the eyes to the<br />

reality of life as a couple in a very competitive world.<br />

The Unexpected is filled with a lot of imaginative illustrations written in well-structured and simple English.<br />

It is guaranteed to wow its readers and keep them on the edge of their seats in agitation as they pace from<br />

page to page.


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GRANDMOTHER<br />

MOON & ROY G. BIV:<br />

SEEING WITHOUT SEEING<br />

By Katharine Anne Young, RN MSNH<br />

Genre: Children's <strong>Books</strong><br />

Hardcover | $23.99<br />

Paperback | $13.99<br />

Publisher: AuthorHouse<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1728327259<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.44 x 9. inches<br />

Roy G. Biv settled under his cozy com<strong>for</strong>ter, the skylight was bright, and the stars were dancing. Roy shook<br />

his head, got a grip, then envisioned himself 10 years older. Not a nice sight! He sat upright and prayed <strong>for</strong> a<br />

better life; <strong>for</strong> sure, he wanted to shed the feelings of boredom and his lackluster attitude. But how? Within<br />

minutes, Grandmother Moon's light shone directly onto Roy's bed. She spoke quietly to him, tried to muffle<br />

her excitement, and offered Roy 7 monthly sessions with lessons that date back from ancient cultures.<br />

Grandmother Moon set out to uncover any method to support children diagnosed with learning disabilities—<br />

from exploring options and searching <strong>for</strong> and defining subjects to acquainting herself with Holistic Practitioners,<br />

Nurse Healers, Holistic Nutritionists, and Practitioners from Chinese and Ayurveda Practices. Over time, an<br />

unexpected therapy revealed itself as a non-invasive, hands-on family therapy.<br />

Almost a year later, Grandmother Moon and Roy celebrate with each other at their last meeting. In honor of<br />

the beauty of nature, they celebrate at the top of Blue Hills with hilarious outbursts and flooded tears. Roy<br />

stayed with Grandmother Moon til early dawn. As he descended the hills, Roy set off to the University of<br />

Mass Boston to prepare <strong>for</strong> his future as a Holistic Physician.


The Reading Glass <strong>Books</strong>tore | 77<br />

THOUGHTS ON THE<br />

ORIGIN OF LIFE<br />

By RB Raikow<br />

Genre: Science & Math<br />

Kindle | $3.99<br />

Paperback | $6.99<br />

Publisher: The Reading Glass <strong>Books</strong><br />

ISBN-13: 978-1959151005<br />

Dimensions: 6 x 0.17 x 9 inches<br />

Essays are a means of putting one's thoughts on paper. So this book reflects that now my thoughts, though<br />

still steeped deeply in science, tend mostly to religion. In the title essay, trying to make a case <strong>for</strong> the creation<br />

of the human soul, I felt it necessary to show my background knowledge of the relevant science. The same<br />

logic applies to the short essay on water, but I get more philosophical in the third essay about the difference<br />

between humans and other animals. My philosophy becomes more personal in the two essays on theological<br />

virtues and birth control. I hesitate to call the final item in this collection an essay because it is largely a quote<br />

from my father's diary. However, I include it because of its relevance to current huge world problems with<br />

refugees and totalitarianism.


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ENGLISH OR AMERIKISH:<br />

Appalachian/Tennessee Style<br />

By Pamalamadingdong<br />

Genre: Education & Teaching<br />

Paperback | $14.99<br />

All children learn to speak from adults. We all come from different<br />

countries and speak a "crackpot" of mixed languages. In English or Amerikish<br />

(Appalachian/Tennessee style), the author delights in teaching your child and<br />

yourself the differences in expressions <strong>for</strong> the same meanings. A fun reading<br />

and a TRUE STORY! My grandson gave me the title of this book, English,<br />

Danish, Swedish, Turkish-well, to a six-year-old is Amerikish. Children<br />

can be so inspiring at any age. Enjoy!<br />

Publisher: Independently Published<br />

ISBN-13: 979-8686211728<br />

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11.5 inches<br />

SCATTERGORIOUS<br />

By Pamalamadingdong<br />

Genre: Children’s <strong>Books</strong><br />

Kindle | $3.99 Paperback | $14.99<br />

Scattergorious depicts different characters. All children are different in looks,<br />

personalities, and abilities. It is the author's passion to encourage children to<br />

accept one another unconditionally whilst at school, at play, and in friendships.<br />

Young readers will relate to one another's problems and appreciate the<br />

message this book has to offer.<br />

Publisher: Xlibris US<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1669844518<br />

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.11 x 11 inches


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IMAGILAND<br />

Starring: Ozzie, Jerome and the Twins<br />

By Pamalamadingdong<br />

Genre: Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction<br />

Kindle | $3.99 Paperback | $10.99<br />

Imagiland starring Ozzie, Jerome and the Twins is the second book in the<br />

Always Believe Series by Pamalamadingdong.<br />

2 imaginary friends, Ozzie and Jerome, take the twin sisters on an amazing,<br />

fast, action-packed, thrilling journey to their homeland. The author delights<br />

in inspiring children and young teens; in fact, adults and all ages and abilities,<br />

imagination, and creativity through an inner Xbox experience whilst meeting<br />

all the characters there!<br />

Underlying morals and values are paramount in this fantasy whilst encouraging<br />

them to believe they can achieve anything in life in all situations through<br />

raising self-worth and confidence-building and assisting them to dream big<br />

and make their passions a reality at a young age!<br />

Publisher: Litprime Solutions<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1953397485<br />

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.15 x 11 inches<br />

ALWAYS BELIEVE<br />

By Pamalamadingdong<br />

Genre: Literature & Fiction > Humor & Satire<br />

Kindle | $1.99 Paperback | $14.99<br />

Adventures of Ozzie & Jerome take us on their first journey through an<br />

incredible imaginary and extremely creative fantastic voyage with adorable<br />

twin sisters who learn and discover challenges, fears, struggles, and the<br />

satisfaction of the thrill of achieving success, self-esteem, hope, and happiness.<br />

This incredible story is timeless, ageless, and a colorful journey that takes<br />

everyone, young and old, on a vivid and memorable imaginative adventure.<br />

This fictional book is a true, fun, humorous read!!! Enjoy the Ride…<br />

Publisher: Pamela Young<br />

ISBN-13: 978-1733570527<br />

Dimensions: 8 x 0.06 x 10 inches


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