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FALL 2011 kept 6 The Intuition Guidebook 7 Guilty by Association 8 Critical vmWare Mistakes You Should Avoid 9 For Every Season, There is a Dessert 10 For Every Season, There is an Hors D’œuvre 11 When Mommy Goes to Work 12 The Legend of the Putter Frog 13 Frederick and the Sand Castle 14 Limericks and Other Poems 15 A Flickering Fire 16 The Essential Armchair Guidebook to Winning Survivor 17 Colored Gemstones 18 SPRING 2011 The Hidden Prince 19 For Every Season, There Is a Pasta 20 Navigating Integrity 21 Praying Dove 22 The Natural Laws of Management: The Admin Scale 23 Beyond Luck 24 Opals 25 Gunther’s Great Campaign 26 SELECTED BACKLIST Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure The Faithful Scar Tissue: Lessons From the World of Entrepreneurship For Every Season, There is a Salad Café Firenze Cookbook Weaver of Song: The Birth of Silent Night I Come First Can God See Me In The Dark? Raising Brandon What Can I Give God?

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Welcome to BRIO As we continue our endeavor to produce the best independently published titles on the market today, we here at BRIO are proud to release our 2011 catalog. From cookbooks to topnotch children’s titles, there is something this year for everyone to enjoy. Our For Every Season series continues with For Every Season, There is a Dessert and For Every Season, There is an Hors D’Ouevres, both filled with delicious, easy-to-make recipes for every occasion. The Legend of the Putter Frog is a children’s picture book illustrated by Warner McGee, the genius behind Dora the Explorer and Spongebob Squarepants ; this charming story shows how hard work and determination make dreams come true. Also, in commemoration of the 9/11 WTC attacks, we release Guilty by Association, the story of Rudi Dekkers, the owner of Huffman Aviation School where Mohamed Atta and Marwan al Shehhi, the two terrorists responsible for the attacks, obtained their flight licenses. A bestseller in the Netherlands, this is the first time Rudi comes forward in English to tell his side of the story. As our library of quality independent titles evolves and expands, we look forward to becoming the premiere source for the best titles in the self-publishing world. TM

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“...breathtaking... ”

Sonpri Gray

Fiction 978-1-937061-99-9 Available 10.01.2011 $24.95 BRIO Press © 2011 Hardcover with Jacket 5.5” x 8” 320 pages Promotions Initiative: National Review Attention Publisher’s Weekly ad campaign Facebook

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Sonpri Gray Inspired by the author’s own life, kept is the story of Savannah May Lovely, a precocious young lady who rises from poverty to become a glamorous kept woman. Spanning four decades of Savannah’s life, this debut novel traces the psychological and emotional damages, and dramas, that she must overcome to rise above her situation. Beginning with her difficult childhood, readers follow Savannah as she embarks on her kept relationships and with her sardonic wit, analyzes every man she comes across, using each to her advantage.Though she often questions the moral implications of her lifestyle, Savannah’s honesty with herself and her grasp of the human condition makes her a narrator readers will not soon forget. about the author

Sonpri Gray lives in anonymity as she recovers from life as a kept woman. She spends most of her time traveling with her daughter. This is her first novel.

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Metaphysical/Spirituality 978-0-9826687-9-5 Available 10.01.2011 $16.95 BRIO Press © 2011 Paperback 6” x 8” 344 pages Promotions Initiative: National Review Attention Publisher’s Weekly ad campaign Twitter @CyndiDale, Facebook, LinkedIn www.cyndidale.com

The Intuition Guidebook Cyndi Dale

The Intuition Guidebook provides help for those who feel they are “too sensitive,” hearing things no one else hears, seeing things that aren’t there, having dreams that come true–in other words, psychic. Dale leads readers through the gifts involved with being psychically sensitive, where each of these gifts comes from, and how to control them. Highlights are exercises to find psychic sensitivities, establishing guardians and focus upon protecting oneself and transitioning from sensitivity to psychic intuitive. about the author

Cyndi Dale is an internationally renowned author, speaker, healer and business consultant. Her books include the bestselling The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy, New Chakra Healing (now published in over 12 languages and revised in the all-new The Complete Book of Chakra Healing), and Everyday Clairvoyant. Cyndi lives in Minneapolis, MN with her family.

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Events leading to September Eleventh Two-Thousand One and one man’s unknowing involvement in the centuries greatest national tragedy

G U I LT Y BY

ASSOCIATION I trained the terrorists...how was I to know?

RUDI DEKKERS

Autobiography 978-0-9826687-3-3 Available 8.15.2011 $22.95 BRIO Press © 2011 Hardcover with Jacket 5.5”x 8” 224 pages Promotions Initiative: National Review Attention Publisher’s Weekly ad campaign National Book Tour radio/television appearances

Guilty by Association Rudi Dekkers

From the Dutch ghetto to Florida’s airfields, Guilty by Association navigates the trials and successes that led to Rudi Dekkers becoming the owner of Huffman Aviation School. Huffman Aviation was where terrorists Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi, the two men responsible for the 9/11 WTC attacks, obtained their flight licenses. Prior to 9/11, Dekkers had been a successful entrepreneur with two flight training schools and an impending airline. After the attacks, he fell under media suspicion as a potentially complicit and culpable character in the incident. Dekkers candidly narrates his life, his passion for flying, and his memories of the terrorists, and he includes never-before-seen documents from the terrorists’ time at Huffman. about the author

Rudi Dekkers currently lives in Florida with his wife and daughter. He has begun a new business venture to rebuild his life and start over. This is his first book in English.

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Computer Programming/Networking 978-1-937061-98-2 Available 9.01.2011 $39.99 BRIO Press © 2011 Paperback 7” x 10” 128 pages

CRITICAL

VMWARE

MISTAKES YOU SHOULD AVOID

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Critical vmWare Mistakes You Should Avoid

Larry Loucks

This is a manual written by an industry-leading instructor on network virtualization using vmWare. It is also the only manual that will deconstruct the common errors encountered firsthand in the IT industry with clear, succinct and illustrated methods of solving these problems. Chapters are presented in the voice of an instructor that speaks from practicum, introducing logically the critical challenges faced when virtualizing a network through step-by-step analysis, mezzanine critique and practical steps to solve each unique problem. Virtualization is an unavoidable solution in the IT industry as companies face the progressive need to create efficient workflow. A newly tapped reserve of energy waiting to be streamlined is in the virtualization of hardware and software for networks that ultimately result in millions of dollars added to the bottom line by making an IT network virtual. The spirit of efficiency is the heart of virtualization. about the author

Larry Loucks is a twenty-six year veteran of the IT industry. His experience ranges from engineer to architect to consultant for international IT firms and vmWare. His more notable role as industry leading instructor and webinar facilitator on virtualization using vmWare validates his authority on the subject.

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FOR EVERY SE ASON there is a dessert

Cooking/Baking 978-1-937061-97-5 Available 8.15.2011 $29.95 BRIO Press © 2011 Printed Hardcover with Jacket 8” x 8” 184 pages

L INDA S TEIDEL Photography by Mark Choate

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For Every Season, There is a Dessert Linda Steidel

From the chef and author who brought us For Every Season, There is a Salad and For Every Season, There is a Pasta, Linda Steidel adds the sweetest course to her cookbook repertoire. From cookies and cakes, to other sweet treats, Linda’s recipes are accessible for even the most amateur home cook, but also challenge more experienced chefs to expand their abilities. about the author

Chef Linda Steidel is known for accessible and simple recipes created especially for the home cook. She received her degree in Art from Texas Tech, and holds a certificate from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Her love of food has led her all over the world, working under some of the cooking world’s most prestigious figures including Jo Bettoja and New York’s Peter Kump.

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Cooking/Entertaining 978-1-937061-96-8 Available 10.15.2011 $29.95 BRIO Press © 2011

FOR EVERY SEASON there is an hors d’oeuvre

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For Every Season, There is an Hors D’œuvre Linda Steidel

The fourth installment of the For Every Season cookbook series, For Every Season, There is an Hors D’œuvre gives at-home chefs easy to follow recipes to fit every entertaining occasion. about the author

Chef Linda Steidel is known for accessible and simple recipes created especially for the home cook. She received her degree in Art from Texas Tech, and holds a certificate from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Her love of food has led her all over the world, working under some of the cooking world’s most prestigious figures including Jo Bettoja and New York’s Peter Kump.

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Children’s 978-0-9825713-5-4 Available 09.01.2011 $14.95 Clifton Carriage House Press © 2010 Printed Hardcover 11” x 8.5” 32 pages Promotions Initiative: National Review Attention Publisher’s Weekly ad campaign LinkedIn

When Mommy Goes to Work Dina Templeton

Rhythmic narration and vibrant illustrations animate the imagination of When Mommy Goes to Work. Exploration of the heroic possibilities of what a modern mother could do while at work–from being an astronaut to a watermelon-juggling figure skater, When Mommy Goes to Work enters a child’s imagination of all the things Mommy could be doing while at work. Templeton’s charming story celebrates working mothers and the love for their children. about the author

On a winter day Templeton’s twins asked “What do you do while you’re at work?”  An overwhelming guilt, unique to mothers, swept over her. Templeton’s determination to highlight her belief that when distant, love always keeps people connected was the momentum that brought When Mommy Goes to Work to life. This is her flagship title writing children’s literature.

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Children’s Fiction 978-0-9825713-7-8 Available 9.01.2011 $16.95 Clifton Carriage House Press © 2011

The Legend of the

Putter Frog of Frogmore, SC

Printed Hardcover 8.5” x 11” 32 pages Promotions Intitiative: National Review Attention Publisher’s Weekly ad campaign by Randy Bazemore illustrated by Warner McGee

The Legend of the Putter Frog Randy Bazemore

Deep in the heart of Frogmore, South Carolina, at a pond on the local golf course, there lives a little frog who dreams of someday becoming a famous golfer. Though his family wishes he would study harder and be practical, the little frog just can’t give up his dream. Determined to be the best, he learns the rules of golf, makes his own clubs, and creates his own course made of lily pads. Soon, his golf skills earn him the name “Putter Frog.”With beautiful illustrations from Warner McGee, the artist behind Dora the Explorer and Spongebob Squarepants , The Legend of Putter Frog’s message of hard work and determination will resonate with readers of any age, proving that belief makes all things possible. TM

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about the author

Randy Bazemore resides in Hollywood, SC. He conceived of Putter Frog when memories of two statues, the Putter Boy at Pinehurst Golf Course and a frog in the town of Frogmore, came together in his mind to spawn this new book series. Randy’s granddaughter anxiously awaits the next installment.

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Children’s Fiction in Verse 978-0-9825713-8-5 Available 10.01.2011 $16.95 Clifton Carriage House Press © 2011 Printed Hardcover 11” x 8.5” 48 pages Promotions Initiative: National Review Attention Publisher’s Weekly ad campaign Facebook, Social media campaign www.penelopepress.com

Frederick and the Sand Castle Mark Johnson

One grain at a time, Frederick builds a beautiful sandcastle only to see it fall under a series of disastrous misfortunes, all of which require feats of his perseverance. While he begins to reconstruct the castle, he turns his attention instead to winning a sandcastle competition, but suffers a tragic defeat. Heartbroken, he imagines he could shrink himself in size to live in what he believes is his perfect castle. But when he looks closer at his work, he discovers a vibrant world far more incredible than he could ever have built himself. After observing the inhabitants of his castle, he considers that living within a perfect world is less imaginary than he had thought. Lushly illustrated and told in verse, Frederick and the Sand Castle brings to life a soft world where creation is only the beginning of possibility. about the author

Mark Johnson lives with his wife, Kami, who illustrated Frederick and Sand Castle, and their daughter in Minneapolis, MN where he works in computer programming. While written primarily for children, Mark’s books are distinctive for their simultaneous handling of social, political, and philosophical topics that can be appreciated by more mature audiences. He has two books previously published by Penelope Press. This is Mark and Kami’s first book together.

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Young Adult Poetry 978-0-9825713-6-1 Available 9.01.2011 $16.95 Clifton Carriage House Press © 2011 Paperback 7.25” x 9.25” 256 pages Promotions Initiative: National Review Attention, Publisher’s Weekly ad campaign LinkedIn http://homepages.csp.edu/jburkart

Limericks and Other Poems Jeffrey E. Burkart

For every child or adult that has hated poetry, Limericks and Other Poems demonstrates how fun poetry can actually be. As the quirky narrator, Jeffrey Burkart takes his readers through various poetry styles and terms while allowing them the freedom to travel through the book as their interest leads. Between new vocabulary and historical anecdotes, readers will discover that poetry is not as stiff, or boring, as they thought! about the author

Dr. Jeffrey E. Burkart is a nationally known teacher, author, speaker, dramatist, and musician who has more than 150 publications, including the two editions of The Hidden Prince, to his credit. He earned his PhD in Education from the University of Minnesota and is Artist-In Residence and Professor of Education, Emeritus at Concordia University, St. Paul, MN. He and his wife, Martha, have three grown sons and reside in Roseville, MN.

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Young Adult Fantasy 978-0-9825713-4-7 Available 8.01.2011 $14.95 Clifton Carriage House Press © 2011 Paperback 5.5”x 8.5” 180 Pages Promotions Initiative: National Review Attention Publisher’s Weekly ad campaign

A Flickering Fire Alexandria Cramer

Join Fiammetta, a young traveling entertainer, as she embarks on a journey that will change the course of a kingdom. An outcast among her own people, she possesses the power to create and control fire; it is this power that embroils her in the plot of the cruel King Nicholas, who has killed his brother and usurped the throne. Framed for the murder, Fiammetta must buy her family’s freedom by accepting the King’s quest to find the Gavino Claw. With her cursed companion, Paolo, she must endure an arduous journey that will either bring her face to face with destiny, or end her life. About the author

Alexandria Cramer began writing A Flickering Fire as a 6th grader in her hometown of Mansfield, TX. Always a bookworm, starting with Harry Potter in kindergarten, Alexandria has read hundreds of books in her 13 years.When she’s not reading, she plays first chair flute in the intermediate school band and will be in marching band when she starts high school in the fall. She also enjoys soccer and keeping up with the latest tech gadgets.

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Gemology/Jewelry 978-0-9821156-0-2 Available 9.01.2011 $39.95 Real Gems, LLC © 2006 Printed Hardcover 8.5” x 11” 216 pages Promotions Initiative: Twitter @PaulDeasy LinkedIn www.pauldeasy.com

Colored Gemstones Paul Deasy

In his 17-plus years as television shopping network host, Paul Deasy has received countless requests for book recommendations on the jewelry he sells. Colored Gemstones is his answer to that demand. Full-color pictures, combined with a concise but informative text, cover the entire range of gemstones with special attention paid to their durability and care. Without the scientific jargon and technical detail found in so many gemstone books, Deasy explores the practical aspects of each stone and ties in some interesting historical accounts of their origins, names and harvesting. about the author

Paul Deasy is an accredited jewelry professional with the Gemological Institute of America. His experience in the gemstone business began in his early days as a TV shopping channel host, and has since taken him around the world. Having visited and photographed mines in Australia, Tanzania and the United States, Paul shares with his audience his knowledge, and appreciation, of gems on a daily basis.

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Television 978-1-937061-91-3 Available 9.01.2011 $16.95 BRIO Press © 2011 Paperback 5.5” x 8.5” 224 Pages

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The Essential Armchair Guidebook to Winning Survivor Larry Richardson

The reality TV show Survivor just completed its 21st season, and continues to enjoy an audience of about 13 million viewers each week. The Essential Armchair Guidebook for Winning Survivor is a tribute to this granddad of TV reality competition shows, and serves as the definitive guidebook, giving a step-by-step road map to winning the game. This book examines the winners and losers, extrapolating requirements to outwit, outlast, and outplay opponents. The Essential Armchair Guidebook for Winning Survivor is filled with strategies, tips, facts, trivia, and anecdotes from all 21 seasons, making it a great fan read and a better examination of strategy and social acceleration. about the author

Richardson’s background is in Persuasion Theory, with a Master of Arts from California State University at Fullerton. He earned a PhD. from the University of Southern California with a dissertation in hostage negotiating. In 1975, Richardson wrote and directed “A Wild Boar in the Vineyard”, on the life of Martin Luther, the German reformer.The play won first prize from the Inland Theater League in Southern California. He currently owns a market research company in Cleveland, Tennessee.

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Children’s Fable 978-0-9825713-3-0 Available 3.01.2011 $17.95 Clifton Carriage House Press © 2011 Printed Hardcover with Jacket 9.25” x 10” 48 Pages Promotions Initiative: National Review Attention Social Media Campaign Speaking Circuit National Author Appearances http://homepages.csp.edu/jburkart LinkedIn

The Hidden Prince

Jeffrey E. Burkart

The Hidden Prince is a lushly illustrated allegory based on a parable of Søren Kierkegaard. The young prince of a beautiful kingdom sets out to bring his father, the King’s, love to his subjects, but because of his status, cannot reach them. He dons the clothes of a pauper and toils as a servant so that he can be close to the woman he loves. The Hidden Prince in turn earns the love of his people through his goodness and sincerity. Previously published as a children’s picture book, Jeffrey Burkart’s beloved story returns in this newly expanded version to bring the message of love to a young adult audience. About the author

Dr. Jeffrey E. Burkart is a nationally known teacher, author, speaker, dramatist, and musician who has more than 150 publications, including the first edition of The Hidden Prince, to his credit. He earned his PhD in Education from the University of Minnesota and is Artist-In Residence and Professor of Education, Emeritus at Concordia University, St. Paul, MN. He and his wife, Martha, have three grown sons and reside in Roseville, MN.

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Cooking 978-0-9826687-6-4 Available 3.01.2011 $29.95 BRIO Press © 2011 Printed Hardcover with Jacket 8” x 8” 184 Pages Promotions Initiative: ifood.tv feature author blog National Review Attention Twitter @lindasteidel Facebook, LinkedIn www.lindasteidel.com

For Every Season, There Is a Pasta Linda Steidel

The For Every Season series continues with its second title, For Every Season, There is a Pasta. With recipes perfect for any occasion, Steidel creates gourmet pasta dishes that utilize fresh, organic ingredients, yet are also easy to create in home kitchens. With unique combinations and classic flavors, home chefs can enjoy endless meal ideas in this compendium of healthy and delicious pasta dishes celebrating the spirit of the seasons. About the author

Chef Linda Steidel is known for accessible and simple recipes created especially for the home cook. She received her degree in Art from Texas Tech, and holds a certificate from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Her love of food has led her all over the world, working under some of the cooking world’s most prestigious figures including Jo Bettoja and New York’s Peter Kump.

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Business 978-0-9826687-4-0 Available 4.01.2011 $22.95 BRIO Press © 2010 Printed Hardcover with Jacket 5.25” x 8” 192 Pages Promotions Initiative: National Review Attention Author Blog Social Media Campaign Author Appearances Speaking Engagements www.alwattsintegro.com

Navigating Integrity Al Watts

Time and again, companies have landed permanently in the red and their practices often fail to align with their aims. With an economy in danger, surviving and thriving in the coming years will require a paradigm shift in modern business practices, starting with integrity. Drawing on his career both inside corporations and as a veteran consultant, Al Watts presents a simple way to transform “business as usual” into business at its best. Focusing on integrity, and four integrity challenges that most organizations face, he poses practical questions and offers critical principles to help guide those aspiring to be effective leaders. Watts’ call to redefine integrity breathes new life into business as we know it and leaves readers with the tools to successfully navigate through the rough waters ahead. About the author

Al Watts has 25 years of experience as an independent consultant helping leaders and organizations succeed by aligning people, systems and strategy. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and completed his graduate coursework in Organization Development at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

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Adventure 978-0-9826687-5-7 Available 3.01.2011 $22.95 BRIO Press © 2010 Hardcover with Jacket 5.5” x 8.5” 304 Pages Promotions Initiative: Social Media Campaign National Review Attention www.phyllisjoarnold.com www.prayingdove.com Twitter: @phyllisarnold

Praying Dove Phyllis Jo Arnold

This adventurous saga with a gritty look at modern culture takes readers to the jungles of Central America where Praying Dove, a young woman just beginning to assume her role as ruler of the Corn People, meets her destiny. Intertwined with her story is that of Hope and Logan McKnight, a couple exploring the Caribbean on their private sailboat. Corrupt government officials, sunken treasure, and good friends draw them into a world where the ancient ways of healing are the only hope for a young man’s survival and where true love has the power to transform lives. About the author

After practicing the healing arts for twenty years and raising her son, Phyllis Jo Arnold retired to embark on an adventurous voyage with her husband. For ten years, they journeyed in their small sailboat from Maine to Venezuela, covering thousands of miles and encountering countless dangers. On their travels in Central America, Phyllis came to love the simple way the native people there lived. She has studied their spiritual and healing techniques extensively.When not on the water, Phyllis enjoys backpacking in the Rockies, the Alps, and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Praying Dove draws from her experiences and is her first novel.

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Business 978-0-9662555-4-6 Available 4.01.2011 $24.95 Arte Maren, LLC © 2010 Hardcover with Jacket 6” x 9” 216 Pages Promotions Initiative: National Media Campaign TV Appearances Radio Interviews Speaking Engagements www.artemaren.com Facebook Twitter: @artemaren

The Natural Laws of Management: The Admin Scale Arte Maren

Respected author and businessman Arte Maren illuminates L. Ron Hubbard’s Administrative Scale of Importance in this groundbreaking new book.Through chapters spanning topics from organization and attitude to goals and purpose, Maren shows how to build a business through thorough understanding and alignment. Balancing guidance with careful self-analysis, the author shows readers how to increase their ability to perceive end results, how to determine what’s truly important, and how to set personal standards that achieve goals. The Natural Laws of Management also helps readers coordinate and align their actions so they can build the momentum and power needed to succeed. About the author

Arte Maren has been an international keynote speaker, corporate trainer and private consultant on all facets of management for associations, corporations, business owners and professional practices for over 25 years. He has made extensive presentations to sales, management, manufacturing, professional and retail-related audiences. Traveling all over the world, Arte has appeared on radio and television in some eight countries and across the USA, on such shows as Larry King, Tom Snyder and Voice of America.

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Business 978-0-615-33791-3 Available 3.15.2011 $23.00 Corridor Media Group © 2010 Paperback 6” x 9” 216 Pages Promotions Initiative: National Marketing Campaign National Review Attention Speaking Engagements (Midwest) Book Signings www.langhorneassociates.com www.beyondluck.net www.langhorne.wordpress.com

Beyond Luck John Langhorne

Beyond Luck streamlines the traditional idea of a business book by offering 75 short segments designed to help managers solve practical problems. Rather than continue linearly from front to back, Beyond Luck encourages readers to skip around according to their interests and create their own management consultation. With Langhorne’s insight and knowledge, managers looking for solutions in areas ranging from personal development to job loss will find all their most pressing questions answered. About the author

John Langhorne started Langhorne Associates, his business consulting firm that specializes in helping leaders in both the private and non-profit sectors, in 1984. His experience has given him more than 25 years of knowledge of effective business practices. John has written dozens of articles on management, leadership, organizations, and personal development for his clients and as a columnist for the Corridor Business Journal.

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Gemology 978-0-9821156-1-9 Available 3.15.2011 $19.95 Real Gems, LLC © 2010 Printed Hardcover with Jacket 6” x 9” 136 Pages Promotions Initiative: National Media Campaign Shop NBC Publicity HSN/QVC Attention Social Media Campaign www.pauldeasy.com Twitter: @deasyp

Opals

Paul Deasy

Renowned gem expert Paul Deasy brings to life the fascinating world of opals. Part travelogue and part geologic study, Opals balances engaging narration with scientific information. Taking readers to the major opal deposits across the globe, Deasy explains the history of opal mining, how to judge opal quality, and an extensive reference section with gemological information even beyond the scope of opals. Appealing to jewelry enthusiasts and casual readers alike, Opals offers one of the most comprehensive looks at the subject in recent years. About the author

Paul Deasy is an accredited jewelry professional with the Gemological Institute of America. His experience in the gemstone business began in his early days as a TV shopping channel host, and has since taken him around the world. Having visited and photographed mines in Australia, Tanzania and the United States, Paul shares with his audience his knowledge, and appreciation of gems on a daily basis. To further his understanding of gem mining and jewelry production, he frequently travels to jewelry shows, including the International Gem and Mineral Show in Tucson, Arizona each February.

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Children’s Adventure 978-0-9814731-4-7 Available 4.01.2011 $16.95 Penelope Press © 2010 Printed Hardcover with Jacket 11” x 8.5” 40 Pages Promotions Initiative: National Review Attention ReadingMN Feature www.penelopepress.com

Gunther’s Great Campaign Mark Johnson

Gunther’s Great Campaign tells the story of a king who finds himself without much to do when his kingdom experiences prosperity and peace. Determined to find some way to be useful, he launches a campaign for greatness so that his kingdom shall be the best in the world. Yet, not even greatness satisfies him; when it seems that Gunther will finally go too far, his subjects gently remind him that a great leader is one who is contented with even a boring, peaceful land. Told in enchanting prose, Gunther’s Great Campaign will delight readers with its humorous illustrations and lyrical style. About the author

Mark Johnson is founder of Penelope Press, an independent, home-based publishing company located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Building off his experience as a technical writer, Mark founded Penelope Press in 2008 to continue his line of music notation guidebooks and develop a series of picture books beginning with his first creative title in 2009, Triangle Top: The Tale of a Troubled Tribe. While written primarily for children, Mark’s stories are distinctive for their simultaneous handling of social, political, and philosophical topics that can be appreciated by more mature audiences.

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Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure Jamie Koufman

Health, Diet & Nutrition $29.95 978-0-9827083-1-6 The Reflux Cookbooks, L.L.C. Printed Hardcover with Dust Jacket 7” x 9” 216 pages

Dr. Jamie Koufman has rekindled for us the physiologic link between the stomach and throat. Her contributions have redirected science and benefited the care of millions.

Reflux is the most important, the most misunderstood, and the most preventable disease in Western civilization. Studies estimate that 100 million Americans have reflux, many of whom are unaware of it, and many have been incorrectly diagnosed. Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure is the first book to offer a non-traditional diet to help cure reflux, as well as the best and worst foods for a reflux sufferer and a paradigm shift in reflux cooking. Dr. Koufman’s recipes use tasty fats as flavorings, not just as main ingredients and include a variety of dishes that prove living with reflux doesn’t mean living without delicious food.

–Clarence Sasaki, M.D. Director, Head & Neck Unit Yale School of Medicine

Dr. Jamie Koufman is theeminent reflux physicianscientist in the world.This cookbook is the culmination of the many years of her dedicated work on the subject of laryngopharyngeal reflux, focusing on how patients can modify their diets to better treat this insidious condition. –Ramon A. Franco Jr., M.D. Director, Division of Laryngology, Harvard Medical School

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The Faithful Jonathan Weyer

Horror/Religious Fiction $14.95 978-0-9826687-0-2 BRIO Press Paperback 5” x 8” 400 pages

Conflicted with his faith in God and the hypocrisy of the church, Aidan, an assistant pastor, is already a spiritual battleground. When he learns that his ex-fiancee was murdered in a possibly demonic ritual, he finds himself catapulted into an even deeper fight. Tormented by demonic threats and haunted spirits in the afterlife, Aidan becomes a medium that will hold the key to solving this murder mystery. As Anglican priests, paranormal investigators, and rogue law enforcement seek Aidan out, readers both secular and religious will find that The Faithful tears at the emotions and doubts of humankind.

Spine-tingling addition to the emerging genre of Christian horror. –Library Journal Starred Review

Weyer’s skill is unsurpassed. –Midwest Book Review

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Scar Tissue: Lessons From the World of Entrepreneurship

Café Firenze Cookbook: Food and Drink Recipies from the Tuscan Sons

Business Price: $22.95 978-0-9819290-4-0 BRIO Press Hardcover with Jacket 6”x 9” / 300 pages

Cooking $29.99 978-0-9819290-9-5 BRIO Press Printed Hardcover with Jacket 8.5” x 9.3125” / 240 pages

Daryl Erdman

For Every Season, There is a Salad Linda Steidel

Cooking $29.95 978-0-9826687-6-4 BRIO Press Hardcover with Jacket 8” x 8” / 208 Pages

Fabio Viviani and Jacopo Falleni

Weaver of Song: The Birth of Silent Night Mary Helene Jackson

Music History/Holiday $16.95 978-0-9825713-0-9 Clifton Carriage House Press Hardcover with Dust Jacket 10” x 10” / 36 pages

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I Come First

Raising Brandon

Business $21.95 978-0-9826888-0-9 Barely Lit Spaces Publications Hardcover with Jacket 5.5” x 8.5” / 280 pages

Parenting/Special Needs $16.95 978-0-9821377-0-3 Mountain Star Publishing Paperback 5.5” x 8.5” / 240 pages

Can God See Me In The Dark?

What Can I Give God?

M. H. Nicholas

Neal Lozano

Religion/Family $14.95 978-1-883551-45-2 Maple Corners Press Printed Hardcover 11” x 8.5” / 32 pages

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Amalia Starr

Neal Lozano

Religion/Family $14.95 978-1-883551-52-0 Maple Corners Press Printed Hardcover 11” x 8.5” / 32 pages


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