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2013 CATALOG HELPING FAMILIES BE HAPPY

W W W . F A M I L FI A UMSI L. ICU O M S 2013

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Welcome to a place where mothers are celebrated, not compared. Where heart is at the center of our families, and family at the center of our homes. Where boo boos are still kissed, cake beaters are still licked, and mistakes are still okay. Welcome to a place where books, and family, are beautiful. Welcome to Familius, a book publisher dedicated to helping families be happy. Christopher & Michele Robbins, Familius Founders


Table of Contents Parenting Global Mom

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Muddling Through

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Deliberate Motherhood

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Living in the Trenches

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Dude to Dad

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Family Ever After

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Glad to be Dad

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Evolution of Cocoons

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Has Hollywood Lost its Mind?

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Sweet Secrets in Pennsylvania

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Young Adult Fiction The Carolyne Letters

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The Rescue Begins in Delaware

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Family Life Happens

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The Quotable Scouter

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Lessons from My Parents

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My Name Is Cool

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Lessons from My Teenager

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A Couple’s Guide to Happy Retirement

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The Quotable Parent

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Grandparenting the Blended Family

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Peachy

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Pop Culture Coupon Crazy

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Education A Teen’s Guide to Success

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Cookbooks Grain Crazy

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Health and Wellness Ironmom

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Your Wife Has Cancer, Now What?

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Body Fit

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Deployed

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Becoming Free

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Children You Should, You Should

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Mama, Let’s Make a Moon

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Love, Hugs, and Hope

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The Lonely Shadow

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Angel Birthdays

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Familius Christmas Anthology 2013

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Wheat Cookin’ Made Easy

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A Made Bed Is More Fun to Jump On

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Think for Yourself

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52 Activities for Family Fun

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Predator Proof Your Child

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52 School Lunchs

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Thank-You Notes

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Familius Christmas Anthology 2012

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Digital Only Titles


Parenting

Global Mom Eight Countries, Sixteen Addresses, Five Languages, One Family Melissa Bradford After more than twenty years living internationally—sixteen addresses, eight countries and five different languages—writer Melissa Bradford shares a fantastic journey of motherhood that will inspire any family. endorsements • “Global Mom: A Memoir is a brilliant hero’s journey highlighting the challenges and triumphs of motherhood under unique cross-cultural circumstances. With honesty, sensitivity, and humor, Dalton-Bradford is a role model for all parents who will be relocating with children, especially those who will relocate for their spouse’s career.” —Paula Caligiuri, PhD, author Cultural Agility: Building a Pipeline of Successful Global Professionals. DESCRIPTION After graduating from a local college, Melissa Bradford and her husband decided to raise their yet unborn family internationally. After sixteen addresses, eight countries and five different languages, Melissa shares an international journey of motherhood that will inspire any family. ISBN-13: 978-1938301-34-6 Price: $17.95 (USD) Specs: Trade Paperback, 256 pages, 6 x 9 Category: Parenting Pub Date: July 2013

sales points • The author provides tips and tricks from different cultures that can help any family, particularly, moms succeed in raising their children in a global community.

Rights: World Melissa Bradford Melissa Dalton-Bradford is a writer, independent scholar, world citizen, and mother. She holds a BA in German and an MA in Comparative Literature, both from Brigham Young University. She speaks, reads, and writes fluent German, French, and Norwegian, is conversant in Mandarin, and has taught language, humanities, and writing on the university level. Bradford has performed professionally as a soprano soloist and actress in the United States, Scandinavia, Central Europe, and South East Asia. She and her husband raised their family of four children in Hong Kong, Vienna, Oslo, Paris, Munich, Singapore, and Geneva, Switzerland.

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Parenting

Deliberate Motherhood 12 Key Powers of Peace, Purpose, Order & Joy The power of Moms Deliberate Motherhood presents inspiring ideas, poignant stories, and practical applications to help mothers find great success and personal growth in the beautiful and challenging work of raising the next generation. endorsements • “The mark of a great book is that it makes you think . . . and it helps you change . . . which in the case of this book, is an absolute guarantee!” —Lynda Eyre, New York Times bestselling author DESCRIPTION You may think that everything has been said about motherhood, but the delightful thing about Deliberate Motherhood is that every mother/author is oneof-a-kind. They each come from different backgrounds, have different parents, are married (or not) to different people, and certainly have different children. Each of the 12 “Powers” provided in this book is a crucial component to help you in your motherhood. And the best part is that you don’t need to do it all at once. You can focus on one power a month, and over the course of a year, you’ll see great changes in yourself and in your family.

ISBN-13: 978-1-938301-90-2 Price: $17.95 (USD) Specs: Trade Paperback, 256 pages, 6 x 9 Category: Parenting Pub Date: September 2013 Rights: World The Power of Moms Power of Moms (www.powerofmoms.com) has become an online gathering place for more than one million moms since 2007. With regular podcasts, articles, videos, programs, and in-person retreats worldwide, they have created a haven for mothers who share in the same triumphs and struggles—and are dedicated to doing their very best.

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Acceptance Love Patience Individuality Intention Progress

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Balance Priorities Organization Fun Optimism Moments

sales points • The stories and ideas in this book have been loved and shared by more than a million moms around the globe. • National online promotion to more than 25,000 moms through www.powerofmoms.com. RELATED TITLES

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Dude to Dad The First 9 Months Hugh Weber, Mrs. Dude, and Emerson What you will find is a candid, quick, and often irreverent roadmap for making the most of your own personal transition from Dude to Dad. endorsements • “Few parenting books have been as honest, funny, and true as this look at what happens to a man the moment he becomes a dad!” —C.C. Chapman, Dad & Author of Amazing Things Will Happen • “There are dozens of baby books out there to choose from. There are very few dad books. And none of them provide the useful insight and hilarious honesty offered in Dude To Dad: The First 9 Months. As a future dad, I plan to keep this book glued to my hand at all times. It may not make fatherhood easy, but it will certainly make it a little less terrifying.” —Mike Billeter, Dude & Author of Samuel Sporter, the Bravest Reporter • “Hugh avoids the well-worn path of self mockery and dad defeatism to offer a sincere take on fatherhood for those of us dads-to-be that are neither buffoons nor deadbeats.” —Bobby George, Dude & Co-Founder of Baan Dek Montessori & Montessorium

ISBN-13: 978-1938301-26-1 Price: $10.95 (USD) Specs: Trade Paperback, 128 pages, 5 x 8 Category: Parenting

DESCRIPTION Dude to Dad: The First 9 Months contains absolutely no expert advice or medical guidance. You can read about mucus plugs and colostrum elsewhere. What you will find is a candid, quick and often irreverent roadmap for making the most of your own personal transition from Dude to Dad.

Pub Date: June 2013 Rights: World

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Hugh Weber, Mrs. dude

• DudetoDad, the famous “DudetoDad” speaker and blogger with more than 120,000 followers, writes his first book helping dads understand what to expect during pregnancy.

Hugh Weber started DudetoDad.com as a genuine cry for help from an ordinary dude who wanted to be an extraordinary dad. He is currently in the fourth year of his Dude to Dad transition and lives in the OTA states with Mrs. Dude, four-year-old daughter Emerson, newborn son Finn, and an imaginary friend named Sally.

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Parenting

Glad to be Dad A Call to Fatherhood Tim Myers After staying home with his two sons for a year and his daughter since her infancy, Tim Myers knows all about being a stay-at-home parent. He knows the most effective cleaning products, which snacks to buy, and has developed a “housemaid’s knee.” He has experienced first hand the profound influence fathers have on their children, along with the challenges of being a stay-at-home parent. endorsements • “An excellent, ‘SWEET’ piece . . . powerful thoughts . . . ” —Susan DeMaggio, Editor of Detroit’s Metro Parent • “I read [it] with pleasure.” —David Remnick, Editor in Chief, The New Yorker DESCRIPTION

ISBN-13: 978-1938301-01-8 Price: $16.95 (USD) Specs: Trade Paperback, 296 pages, 6 x 9

By recounting personal experiences, offering honest, sincere opinions, and including quizzes for fatherly-preparedness, Tim Myers emphasizes the importance of fatherly contribution and influence in the home. He shows fathers that they are not only vital to home life, but that fatherhood also brings great joy into men’s lives, not to mention a surprising amount of plain old fun. In addition, Myers details the essential role of fathers and the very real (and sometimes frustrating) transition into taking an active role in home life. Poignant, funny, and inspiring, Glad to be Dad is perfect for both aspiring fathers and seasoned veterans.

Category: Parenting Pub Date: May 2013

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• Glad to Be Dad is a comprehensive account of one man’s exploration of fatherhood with practical advice on how to succeed.

TIM MYERS Tim Myers is a writer, songwriter, storyteller, and senior lecturer at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley. His ebook Glad to Be Dad: A Call to Fatherhood won the inaugural Ben Franklin Digital Award and is out in a print version. He recently placed a fulllength poetry collection, Dear Beast Loveliness: Poems of the Body, with BlazeVox Press. His children’s books have won recognition from New York Times, NPR, the Smithsonian, Nickelodeon, and others. He also won the 2012 SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for Fiction, and the West Coast Songwriters Saratoga Chapter Song of the Year award.

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Parenting

Has Hollywood Lost its Mind? A Parent’s Guide to Movie Ratings Chris Hicks Thirty-year movie reviewer Chris Hicks explores the history of the movie rating system, the inconsistency in the ratings, and shares advice on how to make better choices in your family’s movie entertainment. DESCRIPTION As a movie reviewer for more than thirty years and as a watchful, caretaker parent author Chris Hicks learned pretty quickly that Hollywood movers and shakers like to “push the envelope,” as they put it, and it doesn’t seem to matter whether it’s a children’s film or an adult movie. Breaking down the history of the film rating system and exploring today’s ratings confusion and quagmire, Hicks provides valuable information to help parents know how to interpret and what to expect from today’s movies. sales points • Christ Hicks has thirty years of film reviewing history • Rich encyclopedia of films • Author has cemented following in the movie industry ISBN-13: 978-1938301-19-3 Price: $17.95 (USD)

• Accompanying website that provides unique film information and new reviews

Specs: Trade Paperback, 256 pages, 6 x 9 Category: Parenting Pub Date: May 2013 Rights: World Chris Hicks Chris Hicks has been writing about movies for the Deseret News in Salt Lake City for more than thirty years, and during that time also spent thirteen years reviewing films for KSL TV and radio. Now retired, he continues to write a weekly entertainment column and home-video reviews for the Deseret News. Chris and his wife Joyce live in Holladay, Utah, and have a combined family of twelve children and thirty-plus grandchildren, all of whom love movies.

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Parenting

Muddling Through Perspectives on Parenting Bill Lepp National storyteller and five time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ contest, Bill Lepp shares his perspective on parenting, from the insatiable and unanswerable questions children pose to the most meaningful traditions that draw a family together. endorsements • “. . . the humor is sophisticated . . . the laugh out-loud stories are lively . . .” —School Library Journal • “Bill Lepp—think Jeff Foxworthy with the comedic patience of Bill Cosby.” —Lou Harry, Indianapolis Business Journal DESCRIPTION While National storyteller Bill Lepp has been known to lie in public, in his book Muddling Through he gives us some truths he has learned from being a parent and from having parents. Each lesson has a story attached which makes it not only fun reading, but memorable learning as well. sales points ISBN-13: 978-1-938301-03-2 Price: $12.95 (USD) Specs: Trade Paperback, 126 pages, 5 x 8 Category: Parenting Pub Date: April 2013 Rights: World Bill Lepp A storyteller, author, and recording artist, Lepp’s works have received awards and recognition from The Parents’ Choice Foundation, The National Parenting Publications Association, Storytelling World, and the Public Library Association. Lepp has been featured numerous times at the National Storytelling Festival, at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and major storytelling and corporate events across the country. Bill lives in Charleston, West Virgina, with his wife and two children.

• National Tour: Author tours entire country attending regional and national storytelling conferences and will be featured and promoted in regional media at each stop. • National storyteller social media marketing: The national storytelling community will promote Bill’s latest book through their social media. • National and regional PR, with focus on “Family Life” publications, blogs, and media • Online promotion to the Familius community through subscription and social media

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Living in the Trenches Successful Family Strategies from a Father of Nine (Yes, Nine) Christopher Robbins A father of nine children and the founder of Familius, Christopher Robbins pens his thoughts on how to be happy while raising children in such a way that we embrace the imperfect system we call parenthood. endorsements • “. . . one of those rare people who can conceptualize outside the box and make the seemingly impossible reality.” —Charles Coonradt, author of The Game of Work and The Better People Leader • “I’m still not sure how babies are made, but after Christopher’s book, I’m better prepared to survive and enjoy the parenting experience.” —Hugh Weber, dudetodad.com DESCRIPTION

ISBN-13: 978-1938301-21-6 Price: $12.95 (USD) Specs: Trade Paperback, 160 pages, 5 x 8

Whether you have one child or twelve (do you really have twelve?), they seem to come prepackaged with their own personality. You wonder how much nurture is going into this nature and how you’ll ever survive let alone thrive. In the throes of raising nine children ages three through twenty one, Robbins, the Pater Familius of Familius, has penned his thoughts on how to be happy while raising children in such a way that we embrace the imperfect system we call parenthood. We laugh, we cry, we debate, and finally agree that parenthood is a unique and individual journey that reveals far more about ourselves than any other pursuit.

Category: Parenting Pub Date: April 2013 Rights: World Christopher Robbins Christopher Robbins is the founder and president of Familius, a publishing company focused on helping families be happy, and author of the daily blog on family life at www.familius.com/blog. He is the father of nine children who have experienced all of his successes and failures each day of their lives—they still love him. Robbins has been at the head of three different publishing companies prior to Familius and currently serves on the board of the Independent Book Publishers Association. Christopher is also the CEO of American West Books, one of the premier book wholesalers to Costco, Sam’s Club, Wholefoods and other retailers. He lives in Sanger, California.

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Family Ever After Simple Ways to Achieve Extraordinary Happiness With Your Ordinary Family Michelle h. packard Wife and mother of four, Michelle Packard knows how crazy a family life can be and shares tips and tricks to not just appreciate the chaos but to appreciate and love those who can make your life the most difficult. endorsements • “Family Ever After is a must-read for every happily married Cinderella who wonders why she’s still holding the broom.” —Rachelle J. Christensen, award-winning author of Wrong Number and Caller ID • “Michelle is open enough to have given readers an intimate look into her life and those close to her, allowing us to learn from both painful and sweet experiences. Her self-reflective style and meaningful insights, if applied, would clearly make a profound impact in the lives of readers.” —Shawn Edgington Ph.D. DESCRIPTION

ISBN-13: 978-1938301-38-4 Price: $14.95 (USD) Specs: Trade Paperback, 194 pages, 6 x 9 Category: Parenting Pub Date: April 2013

Family Ever After uses the fairytale concept that once you find your prince charming life is happily ever after. Packard knows this concept, while romantic, is not realistic, and she provides a practical, poignant, funny, and moving exploration of the simple ways you can help find greater happiness and satisfaction in your marriage and family. Packard says, “While the idea of happy ever after is distorted, you can, in fact, achieve a Family Ever After.” sales points

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• Packard provides proven tips and advice on how to manage through the family malaise.

Michelle H. Packard

• This book focuses on the much-needed emotional attachment we have with our families and how to help mothers and wives celebrate the chaos with love.

Michelle H. Packard is a stay-at-home mother of four and wife to a great man. She holds a bachelors degree in Home and Family Science from Brigham Young University. She has spent a great deal of time working with children and young adults and finds her greatest joy is happy families.

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Parenting

Evolution of Cocoons A Mother’s Journey Through Her Daughter’s Mental Illness and Asperger’s Janna Vought Delivered through a montage of poems and personal essays, Evolution of Cocoons is a firsthand account of mothering a child who suffers from debilitating mental and developmental illnesses. The book offers readers an intimate glimpse into the life of a family reeling from the effects of such diseases; everyone is brave and flawed. endorsements • “. . . a must-read for all parents who are struggling with accepting, recognizing, and dealing with their children’s special needs.” —Jennifer Imig Huffman, PhD, Developmental Neuropsychologist DESCRIPTION “Destiny presented me with a situation that affords me access to a most strange, sometimes frightening, beautiful, and always intriguing world.”

ISBN-13: 978-1-938301-86-5

Evolution of Cocoons is a firsthand account of mothering a child who suffers from debilitating mental and developmental illnesses. The book offers readers an intimate glimpse into the life of a family reeling from the effects of such diseases; everyone is brave and flawed. It is an honest, brutal, introspective, and searching look into a life corrupted by a child’s imbalanced mind and a mother’s search for strength.

Price: $12.95 (USD) Specs: Trade Paperback, 128 pages, 5 x 8

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Category: Parenting

• 2013 AWP Intro Journals Project Nominee for poetry

Pub Date: September 2013

• The book provides a realistic account of mental and developmental illness given from the perspective of a mother.

Rights: World Janna Vought Janna Vought is a published writer, with her works of poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction appearing in multiple literary journals and magazines. She is a graduate of Lindenwood University with an MFA in creative writing. She also is a 2013 AWP Intro Journals Nominee for poetry. In addition to writing, Janna is also an adjunct instructor of English and is a nationally certified Journal and Poetry Therapy Facilitator. Her daughter, Kamryn, is diagnosed with Bipolar I and Asperger’s Syndrome, an Autism spectrum disorder, making her intimately qualified to write on parenting a special needs child.

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• Author is a mother of a child with severe and debilitating mental and developmental illnesses, providing an in depth and personal account of such life experiences. RELATED TITLES

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Young Adult

The Carolyne Letters A Story of Birth, Abortion, and Adoption Abigail B. Calkin In a decidedly European affair, a young couple consummates a courtship destined for differences. The resultant pregnancy provides a haunting, yet charming backdrop for the challenges of love and its often unwanted decisions. endorsements • “Not only does this evolve into an intriguing story, but it is also a sensitive look at the options that many unmarried pregnant women must face. —Capital City Weekly Alaska DESCRIPTION Amelia: young, naive, in love. Geoff: charming, narcissistic, intelligent. In a decidedly European affair, a young couple consummates a courtship destined for differences. The resultant pregnancy provides a haunting yet charming backdrop for the challenges of love and its often unwanted decisions. In the first person and in a creative journal style, author Abigail Calkin explores three choices that Amelia can make—give birth, give the baby up for adoption, or abortion. The resultant exploration and mature reflection provides a unique and rich literary backdrop for the choices each young woman faces when pregnant. ISBN-13: 978-1-938301-15-5 Price: $14.95 (USD) Specs: Trade Paperback, 223 pages, 6 x 9 Category: Young Adult Fiction Pub Date: September 2013 Rights: World

sales points • Based off real-life experience and therefore offers a perspective and insight that many do not have and cannot portray. • The reader is able to get into the mind of the character, Amelia, through the very true journalistic-style writing. • The Carolyne Letters addresses head-on the hard questions that anyone would face when deciding whether to get an abortion.

Abigail B. Calkin Abigail B. Calkin was born in Boston and raised in New England and New York’s Greenwich Village. After moving to a few other states and living in Scotland, she settled in a very small town in Alaska’s bush. Her first novel, and fourth book, Nikolin, was shortlisted for a Benjamin Franklin award when it came out in 1994. She ventured into writing about commercial fishing when the woman wallpapering her house told her the story of her husband’s fishing disaster and Coast Guard rescue. The events tumbled into her thoughts and became The Night Orion Fell. She also has had poetry, behavior analysis articles, and other nonfiction published. She currently works on books on self-esteem, PTSD, and a memoir about moving to Alaska.

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Young Adult

Just in Time The Rescue Begins in Delaware Cheri Pray Earl Carol Lynch Williams One dark midnight in their grandfather’s workshop, George and Gracie stumble onto two secrets—their parents are trapped in time and there’s a time machine hidden away in their family’s museum. DESCRIPTION George and Gracie begin their adventure in Dover, Delaware 1776. The kids are surprised to discover that one of them changes into an animal every time they travel, and this time Gracie is a horse. All the twins want to do is return a pair of antique school desks and search for their parents. But instead they find themselves in the middle of the American Revolution and end up helping Caesar Rodney make his famous ride into Philadelphia to vote “yes” for the Declaration of Independence. Crowe lands in Delaware, too, and he plans to take the time machine—with George and Gracie inside! sales points • Each book focuses on an individual state • 4th and 7th grades teach state history. Books align content to core standards • Entertaining story and characters matched with true history

ISBN-13: 978-1-938301-74-2 Price: $9.95 (USD) Specs: Trade Paperback, 152 pages, 5 x 8 Category: Young Adult Fiction Pub Date: September 2013 Rights: World Cheri Pray Earl Cheri Pray Earl graduated with her MA in Creative Writing from Brigham Young University in 1995 and has taught writing and literature courses for the BYU Honors Program and English Creative Writing Program for the past twenty years. She won the Utah Original Writing Competition in 1994 for the YA novel, Flat Like Me. Carol Lynch Williams Carol Lynch Williams runs Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers, has an MFA in Writing for Children and Adolescents from Vermont College, and writes on an active blog. She teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University and has garnered several writing related awards.

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Young Adult

Just in Time Sweet Secrets in Pennsylvania Cheri Earl Carol Lynch Williams George and Gracie have just stumbled onto another secret—their parents are trapped in time. DESCRIPTION In this next adventure, George and Gracie travel back in time to Hershey, Pennsylvania—1907. Their mission: to return an antique rug and rescue their parents. When the time machine lands them smack dab in the middle of a barn, George turns into . . . something pretty weird. And Gracie drives a car into a fence. They meet Milton Hershey, the chocolate king, who invites them to be his chocolate tasters. But when George and Gracie discover a plot to steal Mr. Hershey’s perfect—and secret—chocolate recipe, they put themselves in danger to stop the thieves. Meanwhile, the evil villain, Crowe, is two steps from catching them and their time machine—and he’s closing in! sales points • Each book focuses on an individual state • 4th and 7th grades teach state history. Books align content to core standards • Entertaining story and characters matched with true history ISBN-13: 978-1-938301-76-6 Price: $9.95 (USD)

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Specs: Trade Paperback, 152 pages, 5 x 8 Category: Young Adult Fiction Pub Date: September 2013 Rights: World Cheri Pray Earl Cheri Pray Earl graduated with her MA in Creative Writing from Brigham Young University in 1995 and has taught writing and literature courses for the BYU Honors Program and English Creative Writing Program for the past twenty years. She won the Utah Original Writing Competition in 1994 for the YA novel, Flat Like Me. Carol Lynch Williams Carol Lynch Williams runs Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers, has an MFA in Writing for Children and Adolescents from Vermont College, and writes on an active blog. She teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University and has garnered several writing related awards.

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Family

Life Happens How to Maintain Family Strength and Unity in the Face of Adversity Teresa Clark Taralyn Clark In Life Happens Taralyn and Teresa Clark explore life realities and provide much-needed information gained from decades of experience to survive and ultimately thrive in spite of life challenges. DESCRIPTION It happens to every family. Things are humming along smoothly when suddenly they realize that life is not just a bowl of cherries. An unlooked for event, crisis, or trial threatens to upset the balance of all they consider normal. How will they ever survive and how will they ever get things to return to normal? Is it even possible? What if constant change and adaptation is what “normal” really looks like? In Life Happens Taralyn and Teresa Clark explore life realities and provide much-needed information gained from decades of experience to survive and ultimately thrive in spite of life challenges. sales points ISBN-13: 978-1-938301-78-0 Price: $12.95 (USD) Specs: Trade Paperback, 160 pages, 6 x 9 Category: Family Pub Date: August 2013 Rights: World

• The book shares stories and insights of families who have faced crisis and survived • Authors have experienced the impact of chronic illness within their own family and beyond, and present workshops illustrating their personal survival tools • Includes results of academic research with families battling chronic illness including chronic pain • National touring storyteller

Teresa Clark Teresa Clark has spent over twenty years practicing her craft with at-risk youth, women, the aged, and families. Teresa has passionately advocated for storytelling on the local, regional, and national level both as producer and administrator. She is a storyteller, teacher, published author, researcher, blogger, and most importantly, a wife, mother, and grandmother.

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Taralyn Clark Taralyn Clark works with at-risk children, teens, and families in various therapeutic and recreational settings. She is a teacher, researcher, published author, blogger, and website editor, and has served as an administrator in camp and rehabilitative settings. Taralyn has dedicated her life to strengthening homes and families by helping others to create powerful healing memories and remember the power of their own stories.

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Family

Lessons from My Parents 100 Shared Moments that Changed Our Lives Michele Robbins Ashley Nance Lessons From My Parents explores the life-changing lessons that a parent shared with his or her child. Gathered from writers from across the world, this collection is meant to inspire those who, now that they are older, appreciate those who have gone before. DESCRIPTION

ISBN-13: 978-1938301-48-3 Price: $17.95 (USD)

Have you ever experienced a moment in your life when you began to appreciate the stories and lessons your parents might have shared with you? Perhaps it was a moment quietly working when your father told you of his painful experience during WWII; or when your mother taught you about beauty while picking daffodils for her neighbor; or when in a moment of tragedy you recall how your parents handled something so difficult with such poise and strength that it helped you go on? Our culture and our history is created through stories, personal stories, whether funny or sad, light or difficult, poignant or profound. Lessons From My Parents has collected one hundred such stories from writers from across the world and shares them in this seminal work celebrating the life lessons we learn without even realizing it.

Specs: Trade Paperback, 276 pages, 6 x 9 Category: Family

sales points

Pub Date: May 2013

• Submissions gathered from across the United States and the world.

Rights: World Familius Launched in 2012, Christopher and Michele Robbins founded Familius to take advantage of their love of publishing, family and the unique opportunity created during the technological revolution and Great Recession. Contributing authors come from across the world.

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Family

Lesson from My Teenager 100 Stories that Inspire Parents Michele Robbins Lessons from my Teenager is a tremendous anthology gathered from writers across the world that celebrates the life lessons teenagers around us teach every day. DESCRIPTION The teenage years can be both the most exciting time and the most trying time of our lives. All of us have gone through this experience and remember the freedom, the vitality, the strength, the unlimited potential, the fun, the newness of it all. We also remember the dangers, the worries, the stress, the bullies, the classes, and the burden of trying to become something our parents and teachers wanted us to become. But as we get older, we tend to forget the lessons we learned as teens and how they are applicable even in the sunset years of our lives. Each writer shares something that they learned from their teenage experience or an insight that a teenager they know taught them. And in our reading, we are made the better. sales points ISBN-13: 978-1-938301-82-7 Price: $16.95 (USD) Specs: Trade Paperback, 156 pages, 6 x 9

• World-wide anthology from writers explores and celebrates the moving and key life lessons they learned from their teenage years and their own teenagers.

Category: Family Pub Date: October 2013 Rights: World Familius Familius is a transmedia publishing company focused on helping families be happy. Launched in 2012, Christopher and Michele Robbins founded Familius to take advantage of their love of publishing, family, and the unique opportunity created during the technological revolution and Great Recession. Contributing authors to Lessons From My Teenager come from across the world.

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Family

The Quotable Parent Advice From the Greatest Minds in History Joel Weiss, John Weiss With more than three hundred unique quotations, The Quotable Parent shares thoughts, ideas, humor, and advice from the best minds of the ages for the most challenging situations. endorsements • “Grab a pencil before you start reading this wonderful book. You’ll want to write down many of these marvelous quotes.” —Al Ries, War in the Boardroom DESCRIPTION The power of quotations is universal. To have a glimpse into the wisdom of those who have gone before us is invaluable. With more than 300 unique quotations, The Quotable Parent shares thoughts, ideas, humor, and advice from the best minds of the ages for the most challenging situations. Includes quotes from: Abraham Lincoln, Henry Ford, Martha Washington, Cicero, Socrates, John Wesley, Tolstoy, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Disney, Goethe, Mozart, Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, John Wooden, Seneca, Harry Truman, Abigail Van Buren, Oscar Wilde, and many others.

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“Boyhood, like measles, is one of those complaints which a man should catch young and have done with, for when it comes in middle life it is apt to be serious.” —P.G. Wodehouse

Specs: Trade Paperback, 208 pages, 5 x 8 Category: Family

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Pub Date: May 2013

• Quotations are a universal sound bite in everyone’s bag of tricks.

Rights: World Joel Weiss Joel Weiss, a seasoned executive and manager with more than fifty years of experience in business and the military, is the author of How To Get From Cubicle To Corner Office and The Quotable Manager. He holds a BS and MBA in management from Rutgers University and resides with his family in Ada, Michigan.

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John Weiss John Weiss shares with his father’s great interest in quotes for their unique value to motivate, educate, and entertain. John has a BA in business management from Florida State University. He lives and works in Charlotte, North Carolina. 978-1-938301-62-9 $10.95

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Family

The Quotable Scouter Moral Inspiration for Scouts of All Ages Edith Songer The Quotable Scouter communicates the values that have been upheld by the scouting movement ever since Robert Baden-Powell published Scouting for Boys in 1908. DESCRIPTION Created for your “Scout Master Minute,” The Quotable Scouter communicates the values that have been upheld by the scouting movement ever since Robert Baden-Powell published Scouting for Boys in 1908. These values, so critical to our nation and world, are worth exploring repeatedly as we work to develop strong character in ourselves and the young people we serve. • • • • • •

Trust Loyalty Helping Friendship Courtesy Kindness

• • • • • •

Obedience Cheerfulness Thrift Bravery Cleanliness Reverence

sales points • An inspirational book focused on the Scout Law • Material aligned with the monthly Scout Master Minute • Scout troop resource for youth leaders and scouts ISBN-13: 978-1-938301-62-9 Price: $9.95 (USD) Specs: Trade Paperback, 128 pages, 5 x 8 Category: Family Pub Date: August 2013 Rights: World Edith Songer A literary editor and mother of five children, Edith Songer has worked with her local cub-scout pack for the last decade. She is the mother of a cub scout and boy scout. She also loves a wellturned phrase and enjoys collecting quotes.

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Family

My Name Is Cool Stories from a Cuban-Irish-American Storyteller Antonio Sacre My Name is Cool is a classic story sure to transcend, like the author himself, cultures and boundaries. endorsements • “Whereever Sacre goes, he leaves storytellers behind.” —Chicago Tribune. • The Village Voice calls Sacre “Remarkable . . . a serious artist” and Backstage says Sacre is “powerful, hilariously honest . . . the man is an out and out genius.” DESCRIPTION Born in Boston to a Cuban father and an Irish-American mother, Antonio Sacre is one of the few leprecanos on the national speaking circuit. Using his own personal history and telling the stories that audiences across the nation have found so captivating and wonderful, this award-winning storyteller and author weaves the Spanish language, Cuban and Mexican customs, and Irish humor into an unforgettable book of humor, inspiration, tradition, and family. sales points

ISBN-13: 978-1-938301-56-8 Price: $10.95 (USD) Specs: Trade Paperback, 144 pages, 5 x 8 Category: Family Pub Date: August 2013 Rights: World

• An internationally touring storyteller and children’s author, who has been a featured storyteller at the Kennedy Center, the National Storytelling Festival, the National Book Festival at the Library of Congress, and museums, schools, libraries, and festivals worldwide. • Author has three other hard-back picture books still in print, and all have won major national awards and enjoyed wonderful press. • Award-winning, Sacre has five audio recordings, many that have won national awards, including Parent’s Choice Gold and Silver awards, and the ALA Notable Receipient award

Antonio Sacre Antonio Sacre, born in Boston to a Cuban father and Irish American mother, is an internationally touring storyteller, author, and solo performance artist based in Los Angeles. He earned a BA in English from Boston College and an MA in Theater Arts from Northwestern University. He has been a featured storyteller at the Kennedy Center, the National Storytelling Festival, the National Book Festival at the Library of Congress, and museums, schools, libraries, and festivals worldwide. His books and recordings have won numerous national awards, and he is the authorand storyteller-in-residence at the prestigious UCLA Lab School.

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Family

A Couple’s Guide to Happy Retirement For Better or For Worse . . . But Not For Lunch Sara Yogev A Couple’s Guide to Happy Retirement is a much-needed guide to the psychological aspects of retirement and how to make your retirement relationship happy, fruitful, loving, and successful. endorsements • “. . . very helpful in providing a perspective on this phase of life.” —James I. Ausman, MD, PhD, Executive Producer of The Leading Gen • “A wise, optimistic, straightforward, and practical guidebook . . . I highly recommend [it].” —William Pinsof, PH.D., president, Family Therapy Institute, Northwestern University DESCRIPTION

ISBN-13: 978-1938301-12-4

Practicing psychologist and retirement expert Sara Yogev, PhD, shares more than thirty years of practical experience counseling retired couples to show how to successfully navigate retirement and maintain a strong and vibrant marriage. A Couple’s Guide to Happy Retirement is the most comprehensive book devoted entirely to relationship issues in retirement.

Price: $18.99 (USD) Specs: Trade Paperback, 256 pages, 6 x 9

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Category: Family

• Most comprehensive book written on non-financial challenges for retired couples

Pub Date: May 2013 Rights: World

• Written by a professional pyschologist with more than thirty years experience helping married couples navigate retirement

Sara Yogev Sara Yogev, PhD, is a psychologist providing individual and couples psychotherapy. For the past three decades, she has also conducted workshops, written, lectured, and been interviewed professionally about a wide range of work-family topics. A former Northwestern University faculty member, she has been featured as an expert in Newsweek, Time, Money, and USA Today.

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Family

Grandparenting the Blended Family How to Succeed with Your Step or Adopted Grandchildren Dene Low Ever wonder what other grandparents do to succeed with their grandchildren? Grandparenting the Blended Family explores over thirty different grandparents and how they interact with their grandchildren—step and adopted. DESCRIPTION

ISBN-13: 978-1-938301-32-2

Grandparenting is hard enough, but when you add in the blended family element, whether step or adopted, the challenge is even greater. How do you succeed when these children are not your own? How do you make them your own? Can you get them to love you? to like you? to trust you? How do successful grandparents do it? Dene Low, an award winning author and grandparent herself, explores thirty different sets of grandparents and provides tips and solutions from her interviews and research for grandparent success. Your role as a grandparent is critical to your grandchildren, whether they be your biological grandchildren, step grandchildren, or adopted grandchildren. You have a role to play. You have a difference to make. As the author says, “Grandparents can save the world.”

Price: $14.95 (USD) Specs: Trade Paperback, 160 pages, 6 x 9 Category: Family Pub Date: October 2013 Rights: World

sales points • Featured speaker at multiple national conferences • One of the most comprehensive books on step-grandparenting • Award-winning author • Orson Scott Card’s sister-in-law

Dene Low Dene Low is a grandparent. She thought she knew how to grandparent until she interviewed over thirty grandparents for this book, who shared their wisdom and experiences. Dene is a former journalist and is an award-winning author of novels, short stories, articles, and scholarly anthology chapters. She has a PhD and is currently a university professor. When she’s not writing, teaching, or playing with her family, she is touring the United States with her husband on their motorcycles.

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Pop Culture

Coupon Crazy The Science, the Savings, and the Stories Behind America’s Extreme Obsession Mary Potter Kenyon Coupon Crazy examines the phenomena of coupon use and the socio-cultural and socioeconomic factors that construct it, from the viewpoint of an active participant in the extreme sport of couponing. endorsements • Coupon Crazy is a must read for any retailer or marketer in today’s compulsively frugal world.” —Mary Lou Quinlan, Founder, Just Ask a Woman, author of What She’s Not Telling You and The God Box • “The saving money phenomenon is one of the most powerful consumer trends we have ever seen. Coupon Crazy goes beyond the headlines and television shows to unearth what this trend is all about, who it effects and why and underscores why it is here to stay.” — Phil Lempert, Editor, Columnist & CEO, www.SupermarketGuru.com DESCRIPTION

ISBN-13: 978-1-938301-88-9 Price: $15.95 (USD) Specs: Trade Paperback, 224 pages, 6 x 9 Category: Pop Culture

Coupon Crazy examines the phenomena of avid coupon use and the socio-cultural and socioeconomic factors that construct it. By delving into the history of couponing, refunding, the science of shopping, and the dark underbelly of a coupon world the average American didn’t even know existed, author Mary Potter Kenyon manages to both fascinate and educate the reader. Readers will meet today’s “Coupon Queens” (and Kings) and learn about an era when trash really was cash. Not just an observer of this ethnographic research, Mary lived it for over thirty years.

Pub Date: August 2013 Rights: World

sales points • Looks at the history of couponing, refunding, and fraud in lay terms.

Mary Potter Kenyon

• Reader is given a glimpse into the life of a the avid couponers among us.

Mary graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in Psychology. She lives in Manchester, Iowa, with three of her eight children. Mary currently writes a weekly couponing column for the Dubuque Telegraph Herald, where she is touted as the “Tri-State Area’s Coupon Queen.” She holds couponing and writing workshops for NICC and Hawkeye, area community colleges, writing workshops at the River Lights bookstore in Dubuque and does public speaking for women’s groups, libraries and writing conferences.

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Education

A Teen’s Guide to Success How to Be Calm, Confident & Focused Dr. Ben bernstein A Teen’s Guide to Success shares principles and skills that help teens discover their higher potential and learn how to be calm, confident, and focused in whatever situation they find themselves. endorsements • “This is an awesome book on helping you be your best. Get, read it, apply it . . . your life will improve. And that shall bring you the admiration of your dear sweet grandmother. Read it for her. She’s counting on you. No pressure.” —Josh Shipp, Author of The Teen’s Guide to World Domination DESCRIPTION

ISBN-13: 978-1-938301-18-6 Price: $16.95 (USD) Specs: Trade Paperback, 228 pages, 6 x 9 Category: Education Pub Date: May 2013 Rights: World Dr. Ben Bernstein Ben Bernstein, PhD, author of Test Success, is an award-winning educator and clinical psychologist. He has taught at every level of the educational system. He coaches individuals in high stress/ high performance jobs, including professional athletes, actors, opera singers, attorneys, medical professionals, and many others to achieve improved results. He resides in Oakland, California.

A Teen’s Guide to Success shares principles and skills that help teens discover their higher potential and learn how to be calm, confident, and focused in whatever situation they find themselves. Teens will learn the same techniques that all top athletes, musicians, business leaders, and other successful people practice. As teens implement the tools taught in A Teen’s Guide to Success they will find a roadmap to achieve their potential and be successful in all aspects of their lives. sales points • Helps teenagers discover the optimum stress point and harness it for maximum performance
 • Shares principles and skills that help teens discover their higher potential • Teaches the same techniques that all top athletes, musicians, business leaders, and other successful people practice
 • Provides tools to help parents

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Cookbook

Grain Crazy Recipes for Healthy Living Cherie Schetselaar Britney Rule Focusing on healthy eating and how whole grain cooking is a smart choice, Grain Crazy packages everything you need to know about grains, full recipes for every meal, and full-color photography into a cookbook that will make your family’s transition to healthy eating fantastic. DESCRIPTION

ISBN-13: 978-1-938301-80-3 Price: $19.95 (USD) Specs: Trade Paperback, 160 pages, 7.5 x 10, Full color photography throughout. Category: Cookbook Pub Date: November 2013 Rights: World

Want to make healthy meals for your family, but don’t want to spend an eternity in the kitchen and don’t want your food to taste dull and unappealing? Then Grain Crazy is right for you. Cherie Schetselaar and Britney Rule, a mother-daughter team and creaters of the Grain Crazy blog, provide easy, tasty, healthy recipes that your family will love—believe them, they know from experience. Cherie and Britney focus on meals that contain whole grains such as whole wheat, quinoa, and oats. Every meal from breakfast to snacks, to desserts, they have a fresh way to prepare and eat food that is simultaneously delicious and nutritious. Their love of cooking and a wholesome lifestyle will inspire you to do the same. Grain Crazy will provide a lasting remedy to your nutrition dilemmas. sales points • Authors are experts on incorporating grains and healthy ingredients in all areas of cooking • Includes step-by-step instructions to change your own family recipes • Contains accessible information on a variety of different grains and how to use them, lowering the sugar and fat content of your recipes, and adding more fruits and vegetables to your meals

Cheri Schetselaar Cherie Schetselaar is the mother of seven children, and she is passionate about creating healthy foods for her family. She is also the mother of Britney Rule—the other author of this book. She’s been blogging her findings for several years at graincrazy.blogspot.com. Britney Rule Britney Rule is the mother of three boys, one of whom is very picky. But he always loves his grandma’s muffins! Britney is a former editor and writer. She has written several books, including a cookbook for children. For more information about the authors, go to http://graincrazylady.com/.

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Peachy A Harvest of Fruity Goodness Lori Nawyn With 100 recipes from across the country, Peachy shines new light on an old favorite. Regarded by some as a simpleton, the peach makes a break for the big time in soups, salads, main dishes, and more! endorsements • “. . . full of unique and tantalizing dishes .” —The Deseret News DESCRIPTION With 100 recipes from across the country, Peachy shines new light on an old favorite. Regarded by some as a simpleton, the peach makes a break for the big time in soups, salads, main dishes, and more! Author Lori Nawyn explores diverse and delicious ways to use one of the world’s most favorite and celebrated fruits. Peachy includes such diverse recipes as: • Peachy Keen French Toast • Peach Dainties • Cran-Peach Muffins

• Pork and Ham Stuffed Peaches • Sweet Mashed Sweet Potatoes

sales points ISBN-13: 978-1-939629-91-3 Price: $10.95 (USD) Specs: Trade Paperback, 112 pages, 6 x 9

• Gives concise tips on selecting and storing the fruit, as well as preparing the fruit for use in various dishes. • Over eighty of the author’s own unique recipes are presented.

Category: Cookbook Pub Date: September 2013 Rights: World Lori Nawyn Growing up in the heart of northern Utah’s famous fruit country, Lori Nawyn savored the goodness of locally grown fruits. Her early teen years were spent picking pie cherries in her father’s orchard and making jam with her grandmother. Late summer brought one of the country’s longest running harvest celebrations—Brigham City Utah’s Peach Days. Peach cobblers, pies, turnovers, cakes, and shakes dotted the culinary landscape of area events; the humble peach was seldom used for anything except dessert. That left Lori thinking: what if the fruit was destined for something more? She is an author of three books, Flight Plan, A Year’s Journey, and Love, Hugs, and Hope. She is the mother of four and is married to a fireman.

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Health & Wellness

Ironmom Training and Racing with a Family of Seven Mette Harrison From the personal tragedy of a stillbirth to a first Ironman and beyond, ordinary stay-at-home mom of five kids, Mette Ivie Harrison learns life lessons about accepting herself, moving on, pushing to become better, and bringing her family along the way. endorsements • “Inspring, dedicated, impressive.” —Nathan Pollard, marathoner • “My favorite Iron Woman.” —Jessica Day George, author of Dragon Slippers DESCRIPTION In this riveting and inspiring first-person story of going from couch potato to nationally ranked triathlete, Mette shares her experience training and racing with her family. She explores how to manage a busy family, how to ignore the things that don’t matter, and how to focus on goals that create a stronger you and a stronger family. She shares how racing can be a vacation, how racing with your children strengthens your family bond, and how, when you think you’ve hit your wall, whether in parenthood or during hour twelve in a triathlon, how you can push through and succeed. ISBN-13: 978-1938301-36-0 Price: $17.95 (USD) Specs: Trade Paperback, 256 pages, 6 x 9 Category: Health and Wellness Pub Date: June 2013 Rights: World

sales points • Author is a top triathlete and trains other athletes on how to compete in triathlons. • Author explores how fitness can be achieved regardless of your age. • Provides specific guidance on how to create goals not only for yourself but also for your family to achieve a healthy level of fitness.

Mette Harrison Nationally published YA fiction author Mette Ivie Harrisson (The Princess and the Hound and Mira, Mirror) has been involved in triathlon since 2004, when she won 1st place in her age group at the first triathlon she ever entered. Since 2006, when she finished her first Ironman in 13:02, she has competed in three other Ironman competitions, six ultramarathons, the longest single day bike race in the United States (LOTOJA), and dozens of Olympic and sprint distance races. She is currently nationally ranked by the USAT for her age group. Her husband has caught the Ironman bug and has competed in two Ironmans with her. Her four oldest children have all competed in either sprint or Olympic distance triathlons or half marathons. She trains them, as well as other family members and friends, writing training plans, and talking them through the hard times.

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Health & Wellness

Body Fit A Beginner’s Guide to Fitness Greg Marshall A comprehensive fitness guide written by a professional trainer for the fitness beginner, covering body image, nutrition, strength training, flexibility, cardio endurance, and mental attitude. endorsements • “This book will give you the insights and tools to be successful in your own fitness and I strongly recommend this read.” —Jeremy Strom, creator of the rip:60 training system DESCRIPTION

ISBN-13: 978-1938301-23-0 Price: $15.95 (USD) Specs: Trade Paperback, 256 pages, 6 x 9 Category: Health and Wellness Pub Date: June 2013 Rights: World Greg Marshall Greg Marshall has helped more than four thousand clients reach their fitness goals through his unique personal training programs. His experience includes large chain gyms and private programs. He publishes the daily fitness blog www.fiture.co and is published in the fitness professionals magazine titled Club Industry. He is currently the director of personal training at The Gym at City Creek in Salt Lake City, Utah.

If you have ever wondered if weight lifting is for you or have been confused on what to do to get in the best shape of your life Body Fit is for you. Greg Marshall, who has helped thousands of fitness beginners achieve their fitness goals, cuts through the overhyped exercise advice and provides a simple step-by-step path to better health, more endurance, a stronger body, and a happier you. Marshall carefully and succinctly explains the how and why to specific workout programs, the importance of nutrition, and the often ignored importance of understanding our body image. Body Fit empowers you with life-long fitness lessons so you can stop the yo-yo effect and start seeing lasting results that will improve every aspect of your life. sales points • Written by a health and fitness coach, Body Fit includes significant information on nutrition, correct body image, and the importance of mental attitude. • Includes a professional 90-day training menu, recipes for healthy and nutritional eating, and photographs with descriptions to help every beginner understand what to do.

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Health & Wellness

Becoming Free A Woman’s Guide to Internal Strength Christy Monson Becoming Free is a step-by-step book to help you to shed your armor, expand your optimistic thinking, and enhance your ability to give and receive. endorsements • “. . . a comprehensive self-help book that encourages the reader to think, ponder, and evaluate understanding of self and others.” —Jean Kunz, PhD DESCRIPTION

ISBN-13: 978-1-938301-84-1 Price: $16.95 (USD) Specs: Trade Paperback, 256 pages, 6 x 9

Throughout our lives we tend to build up armor that inhibits our growth. Our armor comes in many disguises: depression, self-deprecation, or the inability to act. We often create our own armor, our own protection, unique to us, but this protection actually stops our growth and the abundant live we each seek. An abundant and happier life can be yours, but you must identify and release the obstructions that keep you from the wisdom and wealth you want. Christy Monson, a successful family therapist for over thirty years, has written Becoming Free to help you achieve your goals and find deeper happiness in your life. Becoming Free is a step-by-step book to help you to shed your armor, expand your optimistic thinking, and enhance your ability to give and receive. Once you become free of the armor you’ve built around you to protect yourself, you’ll find the abundant life you have always sought.

Category: Health and Wellness Pub Date: September 2013

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• Step-by-step guide to change behavior and improve quality of life.

Christy Monson

• Author is a retired Marriage and Family Therapist interested in sharing her expertise with others.

Christy Monson received a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from UNLV and established a successful counseling practice in Nevada, counseling families and couples her entire career. She is the author of two young adult novels and one picture book, Love, Hugs, and Hope: When Scary Things Happen, a picture book helping young people cope with significant tragedy in their lives.

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Health & Wellness

Your Wife Has Cancer, Now What? What to Expect When the Unexpected Happens Carson Boss Your Wife Has Cancer Now What? provides a practical overview of what you, as husband and best friend, need to know to help her navigate through this difficult time. endorsements • “. . . a ‘What to expect when the unexpected happens.’ This book is a must-read for any husband hoping to shorten their learning curve.” — Leigh Neumauyer, MD, MS, Prof. of Surgery, Huntsman Cancer Institute DESCRIPTION

ISBN-13: 978-1938301-42-1 Price: $14.95 (USD) Specs: Trade Paperback, 160 pages, 6 x 9

When your wife is diagnosed with cancer, there is a lot of information to read and review. You get overwhelmed with pamphlets, books, and binders that discuss her type of cancer. There are support groups, hotlines, and other organizations to assist her. But what about you? Written from the experienced perspective of someone who went through his wife’s cancer Your Wife Has Cancer, Now What? provides a practical overview of what you, as husband and best friend, need to know. sales points

Rights: World

• Working with the internationally renowned Huntsman Cancer Institute, the author covers critical information that husbands need to know to not only help their wives through their cancer, but to also help themselves.

Carson Boss

• The author goes well beyond the expected medial issues, and covers everything from romance to household duties.

Category: Health and Wellness Pub Date: May 2013

Carson Boss is a devoted husband and father who feels blessed to carry both titles. He currently resides in Syracuse, Utah and has lived in Texas and Alberta, Canada. He enjoys singing, performing in Community Theater and traveling around the world meeting new people and experiencing other cultures. He would love to hear from you and can be reached in the following manner:

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Health & Wellness

Deployed The Survival Guide for Families at War Stanley Hall Wondering what you are in for as you move to your first military base, or as you try to recover from numerous deployments? Deployed is the perfect solution for every member of a military family who wants a healthy family. DESCRIPTION Wondering what you are in for as you move to your first military base, or as you try to recover from numerous deployments? Deployed is the perfect solution for every member of a military family who wants a healthy family. From the time you finish boot camp to the time you return from your last deployment, this book provides principles that will guide you in your journey through family life in the military. In the face of extended war, record high divorces, and combat stress, professional on-base counselor Dr. Stanley Hall gives answers and directions for wading through it all and finding more happiness and success in your military family than you ever imagined. sales points • Book provides specific examples as well as broad principles to help military families negotiate everyday life and deployment. ISBN-13: 978-1-938301-67-4 Price: $14.95 (USD) Specs: Trade Paperback, 160 pages, 6 x 9 Category: Health and Wellness Pub Date: October 2013

• Author has been helping families in a Naval Deployment Health Center and a Marine Family Advocacy Program for years. • Author is trained in multiple evidenced based treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder. • Author has a doctorate and master’s degree in marriage and family therapy.

Rights: World Stanley Hall Dr. Stanley Hall has worked with service members in the Navy and Marines since 2009 working in the Deployment Health Clinic using the best training available to help families work through the symptoms associated with PTSD and TBI. Dr. Hall has also worked extensively with couples who are struggling in abusive relationships on the Marine base. Dr. Hall has years of experience using Heart Math (an extensively researched treatment) to help individuals and families address issues of anger, depression, anxiety, and stress. Dr. Hall also has been practicing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Prolonged Exposure (PE) to help hundreds of individuals work through traumatic memories from childhood abuse and combat.

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Children

You Should, You Should Ginny Tilby Hippo isn’t sure how to be himself when friends say, “You should walk like me! Sing like me! Dance like me! You should! You should!” endorsements • “. . . more than a humorous story. This is a book about making choices and being true to oneself.” —Trudy Harris, author 100 Days of School • You Should, You Should helps children, parents, counselors, and anyone working with children to address the undo pressure put on ourselves when we allow others, and ourselves, to believe we ‘should’ do something just because someone else is.” —Brett Talbot, PhD Behavioral Science Faculty Utah Valley University DESCRIPTION Hippo’s morning starts off good, until friends say, “You should! You should!” You should prance! You should sing! ISBN-13: 978-1-938301-70-4 Price: $16.95 (USD) Specs: Hardcover Picture Book, 32 pages, 8 x 10 Category: Children’s Picture Book Pub Date: October 2013 Rights: World

Wear this hat! Stretch your wing! Though Hippo wants to be a friend, he wonders when the “shoulds” will end. Hippo and friends will soon find out that being yourself is what life’s about. sales points

Ginny Tilby Ginny Tilby is a talented writer and illustrator of charming and important stories relatable to young children. She’s an experienced people-pleaser, thus her playful stories demonstrate self-development and relationship skills with fun, lovable characters. She graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, received a first-place award for published illustration (in a speculative fiction journal), and absolutely loves tree swings.

• First-time author/illustrator with exceptional talent • Focused on helping children accept their individuality • Hippos are popular

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Love, Hugs, and Hope When Scary Things Happen Christy monson Lori Nawyn Love, Hugs, and Hope: When Scary Things Happen is an invaluable tool for helping children identify feelings that overwhelm them with anxiety and despair. endorsements • “Christy Monson’s beautifully illustrated book for children is an excellent tool families can use to help kids in crisis process painful emotions and return to the carefree life they deserve.” —Brooks Gibbs, Youth Motivational Speaker and Anti-Bullying Thought Leader DESCRIPTION

ISBN-13: 978-1-938301-60-5 Price: $16.95 (USD) Specs: Hardcover Picture Book, 32 pages, 8 x 10 Category: Children’s Picture Book Pub Date: September 2013 Rights: World Christy Monson Christy Monson is an author and retired family therapist who worked that last thirty years helping families and marriages succeed. Lori Nawyn Lori Nawyn is an author, illustrator, graphic designer, and photographer. Her award-winning fiction and non-fiction reflect her desire to help others recognize their own unique strengths and abilities, and overcome adversity to live full and happy lives.

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Written after the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Love, Hugs, and Hope: When Scary Things Happen is an invaluable tool for helping children identify feelings that overwhelm them with anxiety and despair. Author Christy Monson guides readers through emotions of fear, sadness, and anger, then lends constructive and practical ideas for how to manage such feelings and seek comfort. Lori Nawyn’s engaging illustrations help young children understand that hope is only a hug away. sales points • An invaluable tool for helping children manage emotions constructively • Colorful and simple illustrations convey a message of hope • This book helps children deal with anxiety, fear, grief, and other significant emotions

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Angel Birthdays A Day to Remember, A New Way to Heal, A Celebration of Life Erin Garay When Gracie and Jake’s Grandma passes away, these children come up with a brilliant plan to help them grieve and celebrate their grandma’s life—to host an Angel Birthday Party to celebrate their grandma’s angel birthday. endorsements • “A lovely story that fills the empty places in the heart of young children and provides activities for families to heal together.” —Deborah Tillman, Supernanny on Lifetime TV • “As parents, it’s important for us to talk to our kids about tough topics . . . Discussing death has to be one of the most heartbreaking and difficult topics to discuss. Luckily, Angel Birthdays helps you have a productive conversation without it being depressing and awkward.” —Josh Shipp, Teen Behavior Expert DESCRIPTION ISBN-13: 978-1-938301-94-0 Price: $16.95 (USD) Specs: Hardcover Picture Book, 32 pages, 8 x 10 Category: Children’s Picture Book Pub Date: October 2013 Rights: World Erin Garay With Angel Birthdays, Erin Garay is redefining the day a loved one leaves this Earth. This positive story gives families an active, gentle way to process their own grief through celebration. Erin lost her own mother in 2008 and had two young girls who needed help coping with their own grief. Not finding the reassuring book she wanted for her daughters, she felt compelled to write Angel Birthdays. She would like to share the Angel Birthday message with the world and help families everywhere reposition this life-changing event that touches us all.

When Gracie and Jake’s Grandma passes away, these children come up with a brilliant plan to help them grieve and celebrate their grandma’s life—to host an Angel Birthday Party to celebrate their grandma’s angel birthday. They buy balloons, bake her favorite cake, and create their own memorable gifts to celebrate her special day. Angel Birthdays is a heartfelt book that encourages children and adults alike to reframe this universal experience. This story is positive, reassuring, and provides families with tangible activities they can incorporate into their own healing process. It is a true gift for any child, family, or friend who is celebrating an Angel Birthday of a loved one. sales points • Accessible and positive story • Provides tangible ways for children to process their own grief Sample Spread

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Mama, Let’s Make a Moon Clay Rice Award-winning and nationally-recognized author/illustrator Clay Rice has created a beautifully poetic tale about a humble mountain family who decide to make a moon. endorsements • “A great talent who combines soul and passion.” —Pat Conroy DESCRIPTION

ISBN-13: 978-1-938301-06-3 Price: $16.95 (USD) Specs: Hardcover Picture Book, 32 pages, 8 x 10 Category: Children’s Picture Book

Award winning and nationally recognized author/illustrator Clay Rice has created a beautifully poetic tale about a humble mountain family who decide to make a moon. Created with Rice’s renowned individual paper cut art, the fun begins when the brother and sister start collecting the “ingredients”. The “Recipe For A Moon” contains everything from “a stream full of silver, a swan’s starry shine, and 2 ‘possum’s paws of dream dust from the imagination mine.’” Along the way they teach the reader about love, the importance of relationships, and the joy of making something from nothing. “Mama let’s make a moon; it won’t cost too much. We’ll use second-hand stardust And leftover love; We’ll stuff it with silly And marshmallow goo And paint it with promise. Mama, Let’s make a moon.”

Pub Date: May 2013 Rights: World

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Clay Rice

• Nationally-recognized artist: Bestselling author Pat Conroy calls Clay “a great talent who combines soul and passion.”

Clay Rice is described by author Pat Conroy as a “great talent who combines soul and passion.” Silhouette artistry and storytelling have been in his family for more than eighty years. His grandfather, Carew Rice, was described by Poet Carl Sandburg as “America’s Greatest Silhouettist” and traveled worldwide, sharing his mesmerizing cutouts with delighted customers. Each profile silhouette takes Clay about one minute and he estimates that in his thirty-two-year career, he has cut over 900,000 silhouettes. Clay’s nationwide following has families flocking to have this talented artist create keepsake silhouettes and to have him sign copies of his award-winning children’s book, The Lonely Shadow. His work has been featured in Country Living, the Washington Times, the Atlanta Constitution, Cookie Magazine, and has appeared in the CBS series Army Wives. Clay is the recipient of the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award and the IPPY Award for Children’s Book of the Year. Clay’s landscape scenes and children’s illustrations are sought after by collectors worldwide and his work is on permanent display at the South Carolina State Museum.

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• National appearances: As one of the foremost paper cut artists in the world, Clay tours the United States giving lectures and workshops on the art of paper cutting. • Award winner: Originally self published in 2011, The Lonely Shadow won the Gold Medal Winner Moonbeam Children’s Book Award and IPPY award for Best Children’s Book of 2011.

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The Lonely Shadow Clay Rice Award winning author/illustrator Clay Rice has created a beautifully poetic tale about a boy’s shadow who has lost his boy and goes in search for him. endorsements • “Visions of real depth, Clay Rice excels at his craft.” —Atlanta Constitution • “A great talent who combines soul and passion.” —Pat Conroy • “Children and their parents will appreciate the elegance and novelty of silhouette art which so perfectly compliments this orginal tale. Entertaining and unique, The Lonely Shadow is highly recommended for family, school, and community library collections.” —The Midwest Book Review DESCRIPTION

ISBN-13: 978-1-938301-08-7 Price: $19.95 (USD) Specs: Hardcover Picture Book, 64 pages, 8 x 10 Category: Children’s Picture Book Pub Date: May 2013

Award winning author/illustrator Clay Rice has created a beautifully poetic tale about a boy’s shadow who has lost his boy and goes in search for him. The Lonely Shadow sings a universal song. Clay Rice brings the shadow to life and allows us to take a journey with him in search of something, someone who connects with him. It’s a story of longing, a story of discovery, a story of friendship. “I have no you, you have no me, you and me we have no we, but if I find you and you find me, happy we will always be.” sales points

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• Nationally-recognized artist: Bestselling author Pat Conroy calls Clay “a great talent who combines soul and passion.”

Clay Rice

• National appearances: As one of the foremost paper cut artists in the world, Clay tours the United States giving lectures and workshops on the art of paper cutting.

Clay Rice is described by author Pat Conroy as a “great talent who combines soul and passion.” Silhouette artistry and storytelling have been in his family for more than eighty years. His grandfather, Carew Rice, was described by Poet Carl Sandburg as “America’s Greatest Silhouettist” and traveled worldwide, sharing his mesmerizing cutouts with delighted customers. Each profile silhouette takes Clay about one minute and he estimates that in his thirty-two-year career, he has cut over 900,000 silhouettes. Clay’s nationwide following has families flocking to have this talented artist create keepsake silhouettes and to have him sign copies of his award-winning children’s book, The Lonely Shadow. His work has been featured in Country Living, the Washington Times, the Atlanta Constitution, Cookie Magazine, and has appeared in the CBS series Army Wives. Clay is the recipient of the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award and the IPPY Award for Children’s Book of the Year. Clay’s landscape scenes and children’s illustrations are sought after by collectors worldwide and his work is on permanent display at the South Carolina State Museum.

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Familius Christmas Anthology Just for Kids Rick Walton & Kristy Stewart This anthology is focused around the world, filled with stories, poems, recipes, and activities to make Christmas time enjoyable. DESCRIPTION Christmas is a time for family and there’s no better way of helping your family enjoy the Christmas spirit than by taking time each night to explore the annual Familius Christmas Anthology. This year’s anthology is focused on traditions around the world, filled with stories, poems, recipes, and activities to make Christmas time enjoyable. This timeless collection is literally stuffed with feel-good content and activities that will bring your family together. sales points • Annual Christmas anthology from well-known children’s author • Includes stories, poetry, activities, and recipes

ISBN-13: 978-1-938301-97-1 Price: $12.95 (USD) Specs: Trade Paperback, 184 pages, 6 x 9 Category: Activity Book Pub Date: November 2013 Rights: World Rick Walton Rick Walton has worked as a cook in a Mexican restaurant, a secretary, a missionary, an arts administrator, a school teacher, and a computer software writer and designer. But now he has the best job of all—writing for children. He has published riddle books, picture books, poetry, activity books, mini-mysteries, and magazine articles. Kristy G. Stewart Kristy G. Stewart is currently pursuing a master’s degree in English while running a freelance editing business. She lives in Orem, Utah, with her husband and their son.

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Wheat Cookin’ Made Easy Pam Crockett Description With more than 250 recipes Wheat Cookin’ Made Easy is the most comprehensive cookbook available on cooking with the whole grain wheat kernel. Wheat Cookin’ Made Easy includes the history of what has become the bread of life as well as recipes for breads and biscuits, recipes best suited for bread machines, breakfasts, crackers and pastas, desserts, sourdough options, main dishes, muffins and sweet breads, soups and salads, and recipes for the kids. eISBN: 978-1-938301-49-0 Price: $9.99 (USD) Specs: eBook

Think for Yourself Cynthia MacGregor Description Think for Yourself is to help you deal with life’s dilemmas—whether manners, morals, values, or even very serious situations that you just don’t know how to handle. We haven’t thought of every problem you’re likely to have to deal with. Everyone’s life is different. But what we want to do is two things: 1. Discuss some of the problems you might face and possible ways to deal with them; and 2. Help you learn to think in a creative way to help you solve other problems on your own. Are you ready? Let’s get started solving life’s dilemmas! eISBN: 978-1-938301-55-1 Price: $4.99 (USD) Specs: eBook

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Predator Proof Your Child Cynthia MacGregor Description Cynthia MacGregor, author of more than 100 books, provides much-needed information and guidelines to help your children be safe in an ever more dangerous world. She explores the faces of today’s predators and their strategies. She provides basic rules of safety for children, tweens, and teenagers. She also explores online safety, basic self-defense, and how to talk with your child frankly about the real dangers that exist. eISBN: 978-1-939629-90-6 Price: $4.99 (USD) Specs: eBook

Thank-You Notes Cynthia MacGregor Description Thank-You Notes is a step-by-step help for kids who struggle with this important skill. Cynthia MacGregor explores why Thank-You notes are so important today, how to write them, what to do if you hated the present, and then ties it up with creative ideas for having fun with the notes, including craft ideas like marbling cards, creating jigsaw puzzles, and using everyday items like yarn to make the process more fun and the card more personal. eISBN: 978-1-938301-54-4 Price: $4.99 (USD) Specs: eBook

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A Made Bed Is More Fun to Jump On Rick Walton Description If you have any type of family you already know that best laid plans go awry. Whether we call them Murphy’s Laws or by some other name, we just don’t always get what we hope for. In A Made Bed is More Fun to Jump On and Other Family Laws, best-selling author Rick Walton cleverly explores the crazy truths of family life, whether we’re dealing with babies, toddlers, teenagers, bedtime, playtime, food, and more. Funny, clever, and poignantly honest, this book is perfect for those parents who while doing their best just can’t quite fend off the notorious “Murphy”! eISBN: 978-1-938301-53-7 Price: $4.99 (USD) Specs: eBook

52 Activities for Family Fun Laura Torres Description Create lasting memories and make family time the best time with these easy, simple, and fun activities! Bursting with ideas, from crafts to word games, 52 Activities for Family Fun fosters family-bonding time and dispenses with the phrase, “I’m bored!” eISBN: 978-1-938301-04-9 Price: $4.95 (USD) Specs: eBook

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52 School Lunchs Laura Torres Description 52 School Lunches is the perfect solution for the busy mom who wants delicious, nutritious, quick, and fun recipes to keep her kids happy and healthy. Full color photography accompanies creative and easy to follow recipes. eISBN: 978-1-938301-22-3 Price: $9.95 (USD) Specs: eBook

Familius Christmas Anthology 2012 Rick Walton Kristy G. Stewart Description Christmas is a time for family and there’s no better way of helping your family enjoy the Christmas spirit than by taking time each night to explore the annual Familius Christmas Anthology. Filled with stories, poems, recipes, and activities to make Christmas time enjoyable, this collection is literally stuffed with feel-good content and activities that will bring your family together. eISBN: 978-1-938301-22-3 Price: $9.95 (USD) Specs: eBook

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