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January 10, 2019

Through Mountains and Valleys A Reflections From the Sunroom Devotional

by Sherolyn Porter NONFICTION / RELIGION / DEVOTIONAL Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781947727748 | $16.95 | 368 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 20 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781948540285 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ The follow-up to her popular Reflections From the Sunroom. In her new devotional Through Mountains and Valleys, Sherolyn Porter shares her personal stories and experiences with God as he makes Himself known in the midst of “life as usual,” revealing the tenderness of His loving grace, His encouragement to persist when we don’t feel like we can, and the absolute truth that we all matter in His “grand scheme of things.” When we open our eyes to see Him, the ordinary will become most extraordinary.

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“I’m sure to read Through Mountains and Valleys more than one time. it’s like being with a good friend” — Franklin Lattimore, author of the Otherealm series “This is a good read.” — LibraryThing Early Reviewers

Author Bio Sherolyn Porter lives with her husband Al and their two dogs, Macy in Marietta, Ohio. She loves to spend time with her family and do other things she enjoys, such as Bible study, writing, quilting with her mother, and long drives through the country with her husband. They also enjoy trips to the beloved mountains of Tennessee.


January 17, 2019

War of the Worlds

(Includes Bonus Content)

A Classic Novel of Science Fiction

by H.G. Wells with Gary Morgenstein FICTION / CLASSIC FICTION / SCIENCE FICTION Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781947727595 | $11.95 | 232 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 32 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781948540681 | $3.99

Summary___________________________________ One of the most imaginative science fiction novels ever written. When strange disks begin to land on Earth, most humans view this event with complacency. That is, until the contents inside the disks come alive, destroying everything in their path. Using massive fighting machines and heat rays, these invaders from Mars seem unstoppable in their war to rule the planet. What transpires is the biggest war in history, requiring all nations to band together to save our world. This edition contains a special introduction and an all-new short story based on the novel, “When a Martian Wakes,” written by Gary Morgenstein.

Author Bio For Short Story__ Gary Morgenstein is a novelist, including his latest release, the science fiction baseball novel, A Mound Over Hell. He is also an accomplished playwright, Morgenstein wrote the critically acclaimed musicals The Anthem and Mad Mel Saves the World, and his dramas range from A Tomato Can’t Grow in the Bronx to Right on Target, Ponzi Man and Saving Stan. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, writer and critic Marcina Zaccaria.


February 7, 2019

How I Motivated Myself to Succeed

Top Motivation Tips for Life, Happiness, Changing Habits, and Releasing Fears

by Shelley Wilson NONFICTION / SELF-HELP / MOTIVATIONAL Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781947727472 | $14.95 | 192 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 38 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781948540285 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ Turn Over All Fears, Leave That Self-doubt Suitcase at the Door, and Get Ready for a Motivational Marathon How I Motivated Myself to Succeed incorporates fifteen years of research, inspirational tools, techniques, and alternative therapies. Turning to holistic health in a bid to begin the healing process—physically, emotionally, and spiritually—proved to be a lifesaver for the author: “I’m not a floaty kaftan and bells-on-my-fingers kind of girl. I love pizza, duvet days, and reading young adult fiction! So, for me, it wasn’t about discovering an entirely new way of life but integrating the personal development techniques I learned into my usual daily routines.”

Praise “…this book will definitely motivate and inspire not only students but anyone that struggles to find their passion and motivation for success…” — The Lovely Librarian “I found useful information in this book for someone learning to apply motivation skills to their life.” — LibraryThing Early Reviewers

Key topics include setting resolutions and goals, list writing, celebrating achievements, life planning and organization, self-care for the body, mind and spirit, freeing yourself from fear, motivational tips, and a twelve-month productivity plan to use those fifty-weeks wisely. Also included are affirmations, uplifting quotes, power words, and happy weeks challenges.

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Author Bio Shelley Wilson divides her writing time between motivational non-fiction and fantasy/horror for young adults. She also writes a multi-award winning motivational personal development blog and has been named one of the Top 10 UK Personal Development Blogs. Shelley was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire but raised in Solihull, West Midlands, UK, where she lives with her three teenagers.


February 21, 2019

The Butterfly A Novel

by Paul M. Hedeen FICTION / HISTORICAL FICTION / WWII Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781947727335 | $26.95 | 380 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 16 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781947727342 | $16.95 | 380 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 20 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781948540605 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ In The Butterfly, Paul M. Hedeen takes us back to the fall of 1963, a few weeks before President Kennedy’s assassination. An obscure émigré Russian professor dies of a stroke—or so it is believed. The professor’s eccentricities and complicity create both mystery and jeopardy as his documents lead his student backward into a century of famine, political terror, and war and forward into a bewildering underworld of malevolent opportunists, unstable identities, and improvised histories.

Praise “Humanity’s story zooms into unexpected and shadowy directions while Paul M. Hedeen, our remarkable sleuth, trails those diverging and converging footprints, unveils elusive road signs, and sneaks up on secrets that have hidden behind terror, unease, sighs of relief, and love.” — Carolyn Chute, Guggenheim and PEN award winner and author of many best-selling novels, including The Beans of Egypt, Maine “The Butterfly is a novel that does not blink. It tells of the experiences of prominent Nazi figures, like Eva Braun, and it envisions how the experience of WWII was felt by characters long after the war’s end. This is a book that not only accounts for how Nazism came to be but can imagine how it has never quite left us. It is a unsettling and powerful novel.” — Jim O’Loughlin author of Dean Dean Dean Dean “…engaging…as packed as an ammo train and almost as threateningly explosive…” — Gary Eller author of Thin Ice and Other Risks “…fascinating…sheds light on a difficult period in human history…” — Fred L. Holmes, director of Dakota

When the student falls in with the troubled daughter of the Nazi elite, she becomes his lover, guide, and tormentor as both are irresistibly drawn into the dark aftermath of World War II. Memoirs, fairy tales, fiction, and scenarios interweave and reveal the postwar fate of Eva Braun and secrets concerning the famous Holocaust photo, “The Last Jew in Vinnitsa.”

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Author Bio Paul M. Hedeen is an award-winning professor, writer and a Fulbright scholar. His critical and creative writing has appeared in numerous magazines and journals including The North American Review, Confrontation, Rosebud, Philosophy and Literature, and many others. He lives in Monroe, Michigan.


February 26, 2019

The Secret of Dinswood The Dinswood Chronicles, Book One

by Ellen Alexander MIDDLE GRADE FICTION / ADVENTURE / MYSTERY Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781948540483 | $26.95 | 408 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 16 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781947727557 | $15.95 | 408 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 18 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781948540360 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ Discover friendship, fun, and adventure in this exciting, new middle grade series. Desperate to get away from a home where she no longer feels wanted, twelve-year-old Emma Higsby is elated when she wins a scholarship to the prestigious Dinswood Academy boarding school. Emma quickly falls in love with the renovated castle nestled in the heart of the mountains. But when rumors surface that her new school is having financial problems and may have to close, she begins to search for a way to save her new home.

Praise “I loved this wonderful adventure! …just the kind of book I wish I had read more of when I was actually in my middle grade years.” — Avalinah’s Books “A great fun read about making friends and adventure…really enjoyable and easy paced. The characters are really relatable… Lovely feel good factor. Really enjoyable.” — Tara Keating, Bookish Dreams Blog “I loved this book! It’s written with teenagers in mind, but I enjoyed it as an adult woman. This is a nice adventure story with mysteries. The start reminded me a little of Harry Potter, but without the magic…a great read.” — Max Willems, NetGalley and Literary Crab Blog “This is a great book for middle graders and adults both. I enjoyed this read…” — Jo Ann Hakola, The Book Faerie “A solid middle grade read perfect for those looking for a light-hearted treasure hunt with a bit of suspense.” — Erratic Project Junkie

When she discovers a riddle of buried treasure left by the eccentric school’s founder, Lord Dinswood, she and her friends must use their courage and intelligence to solve each clue. But someone else is searching for the treasure as well. Emma and her friends will have to race against time and discover the secret of Dinswood first!

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Author Bio Alexander was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois. She attended the University of Illinois and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology. After graduation, she and her husband Jim moved to Dixon, Missouri, where they raised their three sons. Ellen taught high school chemistry in Dixon for twenty-six years. Now retired, Ellen spends her time writing and enjoying her grandchildren.


February 28, 2019

Journeys of Discovery A Divas That Care Book

compiled by Candace Gish FICTION / FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP / PERSONAL GROWTH Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781948540209 | $12.95 | 152 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 48 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781948540216 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ 20 Motivational Journeys by Female Entrepreneurs on Life, Business, and Happiness Journeys of Discovery is a compilation of short stories from women entrepreneurs, who have overcome obstacles to achieve their dreams. Read and be inspired by these amazing Divas as they share their personal stories of the good, bad and the ugly, with a little helpful advice on the side.

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Praise “…packed with common-sense, heartfelt advice and stories of how women overcame their personal challenges. Business Divas that Care will touch and inspire…” — Margaret McKenzie, Managing Editor, The Conway Daily Sun

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“Journeys of Discovery shows us that our deepest dives yield our most brilliant treasures. Discover the beauty and power of your feminine soul with this latest edition in the Divas that Care book series.” — Caroline A. Shearer, author of the Raise Your Vibration series

Author Bio Candace Gish is a motivator and empowering change agent who understands the challenges women face while finding success in their everyday lives and businesses. She is an advocate for mentorship and strong, supportive networks. Candace enjoys connecting with goal-oriented women and a commitment to make a difference.


March 5, 2019

The Window is a Mirror A Collection of Short Fiction

by Michael Andreoni MIDDLE GRADE FICTION / ADVENTURE / MYSTERY Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781948540384 | $26.95 | 184 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 30 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781947727380 | $14.95 | 184 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 38 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781948540391 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ Michael Andreoni examines the working-class life in this collection of sixteen short stories. Written with grit and touches of humor, these thought-provoking stories offer an insight into the flawed and intriguing humanness within us all. Highlighted stories in the collection include: The Window Is a Mirror: A maintenance man is offered his own TV reality show and discovers it’s not what he imagined.

Praise “With humor, grace, and lightning-quick prose, Andreoni tells the stories of loan-sharks, angelheaded bakers, and panther-riding gunslingers. A dark and beautiful collection of 21st century ballads.” — Alexander Weinsteinm, Award-winning author of Children of the New World “Gritty, unflinching, powerful, daring, deft.” — Zilka Joseph Author of Sharp Blue Search of Flame, What Dread, and Lands I Live In “Andreoni’s stories explore the ample spaces and graces between our worst impulses and our best intentions.” — Laura Hulthen Thomas author of States of Motion “…a deep, moving, almost painfully love and laugh book. This book is one you want to keep and read again and demand everyone you know to read it and just feel, laugh and spread and keep it going.” — Edna Gadoury, Opened Books Blog “…an amazing collection of short stories…and what an extraordinary writer we have with Michael Andreoni…a name to look out for…” — Philipa Coughlan, NetGalley Reviewer

Edwin Floating: Edwin and his sister confront the dark history that led to their divorces. Drambuie Tam: When a diminutive female miner comes down the mountain looking for more than a drink, the town of Argent Springs will never be the same. Julian’s Crunchy Apotheosis: An ambitious advertising executive is transformed into a dark god who can sell anything to anyone.

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Author Bio Michael Andreoni lived the life of an itinerant farm laborer for nearly ten years. At times residing in barns, he read whatever he could and dreamed of a larger destiny. When he discovered writing, he knew he had found his true calling. He enjoys writing short stories, and his work explores the intersections of class and identity.


March 21, 2019

Sacred Hearts Rising: Finding Your Wings Essays of Loss, Trauma, Pain, and Survival

compiled by Brenda Hammon NONFICTION / SELF-HELP / INSPIRATIONAL / ABUSE Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781948540001 | $14.95 | 200 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 36 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781948540018 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ Sacred Hearts Rising: Finding Your Wings holds the essays of a wide variety of humans—people who have faced and survived profound trauma, loss, and pain. In their own words, each of these people will take you on their journey of discovering great strength, determination and understanding that their lives could be different if they chose to seek out something better than where they were. Through their eyes, you will witness both the ease and the challenge involved in finding the wings a person needs to take flight, out of suffering and into a bigger and brighter future. The twenty-seven stories contained in the book serve not only as a testament to the strength and resilience of the writers who tell them, but also as a reminder that you the reader are not alone in your struggles, that there is hope for you, too, to find your wings and to rise.

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Author Bio Brenda Hammon is an Alberta based, philanthropist, entrepreneur, goal setter and big dreamer with the mission in life to create the change for women. After ending her 21 yearlong dysfunctional marriage Brenda dove into the life insurance business where she found one of her true passions in helping others in times of trouble. She is the CEO and Founder of Sacred Hearts Rising which also encompasses events to help honour women and to inspires and lead them to a better way of living life.


March 28, 2019

Madame Koska & le Spectre de la Rose A Madame Koska Mystery

by Ilil Arbel FICTION / MYSTERY / WOMEN SLEUTHS Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781948540780 | $21.95 | 132 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 38 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781948540117 | $12.95 | 132 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 54 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781948540124 | $6.99

Summary___________________________________ The charming Madame Koska returns to help solve her most dangerous mystery yet! Meet the elusive, enigmatic and undefeatable Madame Koska, the fabulous haute couture designer and owner of a new atelier in 1920’s London who has a knack at solving crimes that simply confound the police.

Praise “What an interesting mystery…I found Madame Koska a delight!” — Linda Bass, LibraryThing Early Reviewers “I liked author Arbel’s style and the quaintly formal manner of writing…” — Silver Screen Videos

In Madame Koska and Le Spectre de la Rose, Madame Koska encounters a baffling murder mystery while designing costumes for London’s most famous ballet company. Who has killed the lead dancer and why? It’s up to Madame Koska to solve what the police cannot!

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“…a nice, quick, little read. Pick it up and enjoy.” — Barbara, Goodreads Reviewer

Author Bio

Other Series Titles_______________ Madame Koska & the Imperial Brooch (ISBNs: 9781947727205 (HC), 9781946848536 (SC))

Ilil Arbel enjoys writing in a variety of genres, including mythology and folklore. Her published works include short stories and folktales, and she has contributed articles on many subjects including social commentaries, and Judaic myths. Ilil has a Ph.D. in the field of Liberal Arts, specializing in mythology and folklore. Ilil has lived and studied in Tel Aviv, Paris, and New York, and currently resides in Manhattan.


April 4, 2019

The Lonely Warthog A Story in Rhyme

by Artigua Kilpatrick; art by Alli Kappen CHILDREN’S FICTION / STORIES IN VERSE / FRIENDSHIP Casebound Hardcover | ISBN 9781947727915 | $17.95 | 32 pages 8 h x 5 w | Carton Qty: 68 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781947727922 | $5.99

Summary___________________________________ A lonely warthog discovers the secret of belonging in this charming and captivating rhyme.​ When a lonely warthog can’t find anyone to play with, he soon discovers that the real meaning of friendship was under his nose all along. Beautifully illustrated with bold and bright characters, these fun animals will captivate your child again and again.

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Praise “…great illustrations and a fun story to go along with them. It has a great message about friendship.” — LibraryThing Early Reviewers “I read this book to my five-year-old son. He enjoyed it. Great story and rhyming. The story is about a Warthog finding new friends & hopefully finding his way home.” — Esmerelda, Goodreads Reviewer

Author Bio Artigua Kilpatrick loves to write and learned at an early age just how wild her imagination could be. Born and raised in Wakulla County, just outside of Tallahassee, Florida, Artigua was also involved in sports. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Saint Leo University. She is the author of three books for children.

Artist Bio

Other Titles By This Creative Team__ Tony’s Bad Dream (ISBN: 9781946006776) Tony’s Treasure Hunt (ISBN: 9781946006479)

Alli Kappen graduated with honors from the University of California Santa Barbara in Fine Art. Although her love of art began when she was a child, Alli has been professionally illustrating for 5 years. During the day she’s an artist for Trader Joe’s, but still finds time to pursue her own creative work. Alli spends her free time painting, gardening, and adventuring at the beach with her husband and two rescued dogs.


April 11, 2019

Beyond Farwin Wood A Blinney Lane Novel

by Drea Damara FICTION / FANTASY / CONTEMPORARY / ADVENTURE Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781948540438 | $26.95 | 364 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 18 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781948540711 | $16.95 | 364 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 20 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781948540445 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ Anything Can Happen on Blinney Lane in this exciting sequel to The Weeping Books of Blinney Lane Agatha Blinney’s curse is unleashed when Franci Doltman dresses up as her favorite movie star. Now the storeowners on Blinney Lane must rally together to save Franci before the possession claims her forever. Valerie Millville is tired of her controlling mother, disappointing men, and being misunderstood. Determined to escape her life on Blinney Lane, she and troublemaker Ricky Allister volunteer to find a cure by venturing inside one of the cursed weeping books.

Praise “When I heard there was a sequel to The Weeping Books of Blinney Lane, I was hopeful but doubtful. The first was so perfectly complete. Well, Drea Damara outdid herself, doing the almost impossible and improving on an already powerful story.” — John Darryl Winston, author of the IA series “This was a great story and very well written. When I started the story I realized it was the second of a series and thought probably needed to have read the first to pick up the story, but that was not the case.” — LibraryThing Early Reviewers “This thrilling and intriguing tale will keep you engaged until the very end. Damara weaves an imaginative fanatical story. …faced paced and I couldn’t put it down..Fantasy writing at its best” — GwenadalynBooks Blog “It’s the second book I read in this series and I think it’s even better than the first one.” — Anna Maria Giacomasso, NetGalley Reviewer

From mythical lands to peculiar allies to other worldly creatures, Valerie learns not all stories are written in stone—or even in one dimension. Can she and Ricky save Franci in time or will their friend become another casualty of the curse that binds Blinney Lane? Will Farwin Wood show them secrets undiscovered or are mysteries merely in the eye of the beholder? Get ready for an adventure that will transport you into the pages of a fantasy world beyond reality.

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Author Bio Drea Damara grew up in Illinois working on her family’s farm. Raised in a home of seven with only one television, she spent her free time reading and roaming the woods. She set writing aside to join the Army and later returned to the Middle East, conducting similar work as a civilian. Drea enjoys writing in multiple genres and is currently at work on her next novel.


April 25, 2019

Grow Your Leadership A Divas That Care Book

compiled by Candace Gish FICTION / FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP / PERSONAL GROWTH Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781948540902 | $12.95 | 172 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 42 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781948540865 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ The twin visions behind this anthology are inspiration and engagement. Read it to be inspired by other entrepreneurial women who share experiences that taught valuable business lessons and a successful mindset. Discover how you can “pay it forward” by using your own business success to make positive changes in the world around you. Let’s develop a community of committed women working together to make the world a better place, not just for ourselves but also for future generations.

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Author Bio Candace Gish is a motivator and empowering change agent who understands the challenges women face while finding success in their everyday lives and businesses. She is an advocate for mentorship and strong, supportive networks. Candace enjoys connecting with goal-oriented women and a commitment to make a difference.


May 9, 2019

Mochileando a Mi Manera

Spanish Language Edition of Backpacking My Style

by Cristina Grau NONFICTION / TRAVEL / MEMOIR Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781947727601 | $15.95 | 328 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 22 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781948540575 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ One year. Sixteen countries. A lifetime of adventure and enlightenment…on a budget that won’t break the bank. Travel along with Cristina Grau and experience the joy of traveling and seeing the world without breaking the bank. She will take you to North Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Balkans and Europe, sharing her experiences and expenses as well as the history, customs, and traditions of those places. Traveling on a budget has never been easier. This book is the Spanish language edition of Cristina Grau’s 2018 release, Backpacking My Style (ISBN: 9781947727243).

Marketing__________________________________ Praise For Backpacking My Style “What an enjoyable read! Packed with fun facts, tips and practical information, I got a real insight into the sights, people, culture and experience of staying in the 16 countries the author managed to visit in just one year. Down to earth and chatty, the author’s writing style is like a letter to a friend…by the end of the book I felt free and confident to set off on my own adventures, without breaking myself or the bank.” — LibraryThing Early Reviewers

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Author Bio Cristina Grau hails from Uruguay, a beautiful little country in South America. Since she was a little girl, she’s dreamed of traveling the world, and she’s been living her dream since 2008. When not traveling she enjoys writing, reading, painting, dancing, decorating, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.


May 28, 2019

The Path Keeper (Special Edition Hardcover) The Indigo Chronicles, Book One

by N.J. Simmonds YOUNG ADULT FICTION / CONTEMPORARY FANTASY / ROMANCE Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781947727809 | $26.95 | 412 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 16 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781947727816 | $15.95 | 392 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 18 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781947727823 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ What if our lives were mapped out before birth? Does anyone have the power to change their destiny? Ella hates London. She misses her old life in Spain and is struggling to get over her past—until she meets Zac. He’s always loved her but isn’t meant to be part of her story. Not this time. Not ever. Little does she know that his secret is the one thing that will tear them apart and force her to live in a world that no longer makes sense. A world full of danger, lies and magic.

Praise “[touches] on some weighty topics… Debut novelist Simmonds blends romance with fantasy [that will] appeal to those who like their romance laced with a bit of grit…” — Kirkus Reviews “...ambitious...crafts an interesting world where archangels rule all beings and every soul chooses its path.” — Foreword Reviews Magazine “This is urban fantasy at its best. Fresh, beautiful, and moving, I couldn’t put it down.” — Anna Day, internationally acclaimed author of The Fandom “Simmonds writing flows like poetry, each sentence meticulously crafted. …a solid edition to the YA fantasy genre.” — Julia Wierzbicki, author of The Scavenger “Wow just wow. This wasn’t your normal run of the mill boy meets girl and they fall in love… This was better....this was different and I adored it.” — Claire Knight, Harry & Newt’s Book Utopia

The Path Keeper pecial hardcover edition features an exclusive, bonus short story.

The Path Keeper is a passionate tale of first loves, second chances and the invisible threads that bind us. Can love ever be stronger than fate?

Marketing__________________________________ • Guest author at 2019 YALC in London • Promotion at London and Frankfort book fair • National review coverage • Digital AREs and promotions on NetGalley • Targeted email marketing to librarian community • Reading group guides for libraries and book clubs • Print and online ad and marketing promotion • Extensive magazine and blogger outreach • Bonus digital content at publisher’s website

Author Bio N.J. Simmonds began her career in glossy magazines and marketing, before becoming a freelance writer and consultant. She now fills her days writing books about fearless teens, magic and adventure. Originally from North London, with Spanish parentage, N.J. Simmonds currently lives in the Netherlands with her husband and two daughters.


May 28, 2019

The Path Keeper (Softcover Edition) The Indigo Chronicles, Book One

by N.J. Simmonds YOUNG ADULT FICTION / CONTEMPORARY FANTASY / ROMANCE Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781947727809 | $26.95 | 412 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 16 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781947727816 | $15.95 | 392 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 18 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781947727823 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ What if our lives were mapped out before birth? Does anyone have the power to change their destiny? Ella hates London. She misses her old life in Spain and is struggling to get over her past—until she meets Zac. He’s always loved her but isn’t meant to be part of her story. Not this time. Not ever. Little does she know that his secret is the one thing that will tear them apart and force her to live in a world that no longer makes sense. A world full of danger, lies and magic.

Praise “[touches] on some weighty topics… Debut novelist Simmonds blends romance with fantasy [that will] appeal to those who like their romance laced with a bit of grit…” — Kirkus Reviews “...ambitious...crafts an interesting world where archangels rule all beings and every soul chooses its path.” — Foreword Reviews Magazine “This is urban fantasy at its best. Fresh, beautiful, and moving, I couldn’t put it down.” — Anna Day, internationally acclaimed author of The Fandom “Simmonds writing flows like poetry, each sentence meticulously crafted. …a solid edition to the YA fantasy genre.” — Julia Wierzbicki, author of The Scavenger “Wow just wow. This wasn’t your normal run of the mill boy meets girl and they fall in love… This was better....this was different and I adored it.” — Claire Knight, Harry & Newt’s Book Utopia

The Path Keeper is a passionate tale of first loves, second chances and the invisible threads that bind us. Can love ever be stronger than fate?

Marketing__________________________________ • Guest author at 2019 YALC in London • Promotion at London and Frankfort book fair • National review coverage • Digital AREs and promotions on NetGalley • Targeted email marketing to librarian community • Reading group guides for libraries and book clubs • Print and online ad and marketing promotion • Extensive magazine and blogger outreach • Bonus digital content at publisher’s website

Author Bio N.J. Simmonds began her career in glossy magazines and marketing, before becoming a freelance writer and consultant. She now fills her days writing books about fearless teens, magic and adventure. Originally from North London, with Spanish parentage, N.J. Simmonds currently lives in the Netherlands with her husband and two daughters.


June 4, 2019

Akela A Novel

by Ryan Uytdewilligen FICTION / HISTORICAL / HUMOR / ADVENTURE Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781947727489 | $24.95 | 276 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 22 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781947727373 | $14.95 | 276 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 26 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781948540797 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ Forrest Gump meets Woody Allen in this endearing story about a sea turtle seeking to be reunited with the love of his life. When Akela is separated from his migrant soulmate, Kalea, he will do anything to be reunited with her. Journey with this charming and neurotic sea turtle as he crosses paths with celebrities, politicians, and other moments in history with unbreakable determination to be reunited with his love.

Marketing__________________________________ Praise “…delightful…a good story of charm and adventure.” — Carolyn Walsh, NetGalley Reviewer “I thought this book was so cute and heartfelt. Gave you a Finding Nemo feel. If you want a cute fun adventure from a sweet turtle’s perspective this is the book for you!” — Brittany Lives, NetGalley Reviewer

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“A journey full of expectations, dangers, surprises, and self-realizations await you… making for an enjoyable read.” — Paul Bennett, Hoover Book Reviews

Author Bio Ryan Uytdewilligen was born in Lethbridge, Alberta and raised on a family farm. He studied broadcasting and worked as a creative writer for a radio station which really kick-started his passion for the written word. After studying screenwriting at Vancouver Film School, Ryan optioned two feature films, published two nonfiction books and a YA novel. He has judged the NYC Midnight Writing Festival, written for various blogs and magazines, and written in different mediums.


June 11, 2019

Kennig & Gold A Novel

by Christopher M. Struck FICTION / HISTORICAL / LITERARY / ROMANCE Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781948540766 | $25.95 | 240 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 24 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781947727755 | $14.95 | 240 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 30 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781948540889 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ On April 5th, 1948, Gold met Kennig… Inspired by the true story of a WWII marine and the love of his life, Christopher M. Struck has crafted a haunting tale of love, devotion, sacrifice…and betrayal. Daniel Kennig only has one ambition: to be the greatest singer to have ever lived. While headlining at a mid-tier nightclub in Manhattan he meets Cynthia Gold. Smitten with the golden-haired heiress, the young couple begin a romantic rendezvous at the possible expense of his career.

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“I just loved this beautifully written novel.” — Peppy OBrien, NetGalley Reviewer

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“Young author Christopher M. Struck’s background in writing about musical theater shines through…” — Emi Bevacqua, NetGalley Reviewer “It was a beautifully told story and a remarkable work for a new author that I highly recommend.” — Brianne’s Book Reviews

Author Bio Christopher Struck lives in New York City where he writes reviews for cabaret and Broadway musical theatre for Cabaret Scenes. Prior to moving to New York, he traveled to 19 countries, received six degrees, and studied two foreign languages. He grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, and credits the Midwest for instilling him with strong family and community values as well as the discipline needed to write.


June 20, 2019

Remeon’s Quest: Earth Year 1930 A Realms of Chaos Novel

by J.W. Garrett YOUNG ADULT FICTION / SCIENCE FICTION / FANTASY / ADVENTURE Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781948540896 | $22.95 | 306 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 20 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781948540506 | $14.95 | 306 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 24 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781948540513 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ A young man struggling to forge his own path… A priestess forced to conceive an heir… A forbidden love… Captured in a sweep of beings from Earth to aid planet Remeon’s dying society, Jack is plagued by deep ceded deception and mind control from those on the planet who seek to dictate the end of life choices of their citizens. Sides are chosen as ancient magical powers thought to be long dead align to intervene in the fate of the two young lovers forcing a chain of events in motion that cannot be undone.

Praise “Garrett masterfully combines the genres of contemporary, sci-fi, and fantasy fiction into a captivating love story about life and death that’s literally out of this world. Pull up a chair, sit back, and be amazed.” — John Darryl Winston, author of the IA series

Truths will be destroyed. Myths will find life. Whose ultimate power will reign?

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Author Bio

Remeon’s Quest is a prequel novel in the Realms of Chaos series.

J.W. Garrett has been writing in one form or another since she was a teenager. She currently writes from the sunny beaches of Jacksonville, Florida where she lives with her family, but loves the mountains of Virginia where she was born. Since putting the final touches on Remeon’s Quest, she has been hard at work on the next book in her Realms of Chaos series.


Backlist Hardcover Release: May 21, 2019

Remeon’s Destiny A Realms of Chaos Novel

by J.W. Garrett YOUNG ADULT FICTION / SCIENCE FICTION / FANTASY / ADVENTURE Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781948540872 | $22.95 | 240 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 24 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781947727304 | $14.95 | 240 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 30 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781948540346 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ A boy seeking adventure… A world that’s dying… A war that may have no winners… Thomas longs to escape the drudgery of farm life, dreaming of adventure and running away from his demanding parents. Planet Remeon is on the brink of destruction, fighting a crippling disease that threatens to wipe out their civilization. Thrust into their world, Thomas is caught in the middle of telepathic mind games between the Day Watchers and the Night Dwellers.

Praise “Garrett does a great job of worldbuilding… along with a few twists that definitely weren’t expected. This gem of a novel stands out… I love it. Five easy stars.” — John Darryl Winston, author of the IA series “Remeon’s Destiny is quite a gem… looking forward to Garrett’s next effort.” — LibraryThing Early Reviewers “I’m not a young adult and generally don’t read YA, but this book captured my interest immediately. My kudos to Ms. Garrett for this creative, exciting fantasy, sci-fi, story…a great read…well worth your time.” — Pamela Peffer, ReadNow Reviewer

Alliances will be broken. Thoughts will be controlled. Will anyone survive?

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Author Bio J.W. Garrett has been writing in one form or another since she was a teenager. She currently writes from the sunny beaches of Jacksonville, Florida where she lives with her family, but loves the mountains of Virginia where she was born. Since putting the final touches on Remeon’s Quest, she has been hard at work on the next book in her Realms of Chaos series.


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