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•According to various sources (including the U.S. Census Bureau), 2.3 million couples wed every year in the U.S., which breaks down to nearly 6,200 weddings a day •The most popular month for weddings is June, followed by August, July, and September Boasting engaging storylines and vibrant illustrations, the Flower Girl World series moves beyond how to be a flower girl by highlighting themes of friendship, leadership, and acceptance. The empowered, sassy Camellia and her friends are strong central characters who continue to grow through their experiences, and they will appeal to any girl with dreams and determination.
Camellia the Fabulous Flower Girl Lynelle Woolley Illustrations by Karen Wolcott Childrens: Picture Books/Weddings, Ages 5–7, Grades K–2 32 Pages, 8.5 x 11.25 32 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior Cloth, $16.99 (CAN $18.95) ISBN: 9780983311621 Markelle Media, LLC Available U13. 1-24
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Camellia Azalea Gardenia Bloom thinks she knows everything about being a flower girl. She can dance down the aisle, smile in a special way, and drop petals in a perfect path behind her. There’s only one problem—Cami has never been in a wedding before. That changes when her Aunt Bella pops the question and asks Camellia to be her flower girl. Cami is thrilled, until she discovers there will be two other girls joining her down the aisle. Now this little girl has a big dilemma: should she force the other girls to play by her rules or join in the fabulous flower girl fun? “For any little girl asked to be a flower girl in a wedding—or who dreams of the role.” —Newsday $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available Author tour to include Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, and Los Angeles (Summer/Fall) Mom’s Choice Silver Award Winner Lynelle Woolley is an award-winning entertainment creative executive who has held senior positions at both MGM and New Line Cinema. She has been featured in Newsday, Mom Talk Radio, Today’s mom blog, and many more print and online news outlets. She lives in Los Angeles. Karen Wolcott is an accomplished illustrator of several children’s books for Scholastic, Running Press, and Penguin, and such brands as American Girl and Barbie. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska.
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The Flower Girl World series
Lynelle Woolley Illustrations by Karen Wolcott Boasting engaging storylines and vibrant illustrations, the Flower Girl World series moves beyond how to be a flower girl by highlighting themes of friendship, leadership, and acceptance. The empowered, sassy Camellia and her friends are strong central characters who continue to grow through their experiences, and they will appeal to any girl with dreams and determination. $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available Author tour to include Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, and Los Angeles (Summer/Fall) Lynelle Woolley is an award-winning entertainment creative executive who has held senior positions at both MGM and New Line Cinema. She has been featured in Newsday, Mom Talk Radio, Today’s mom blog, and many more print and online news outlets. She lives in Los Angeles. Karen Wolcott is an accomplished illustrator of several children’s books for Scholastic, Running Press, and Penguin, and such brands as American Girl and Barbie. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska.
Rosie and the Wedding Day Rescue Childrens: Fiction/Weddings 80 Pages, 5.25 x 8, 36 B & W Illustrations Trade Paper, $4.99 (CAN $5.95) ISBN: 9780983311638 Rosie loves to play detective, yet she never thought she’d get to use her sleuthing skills as a flower girl. But that’s what happens when the wedding she’s in begins to fall apart. Luckily for the bride, Rosie and her new flower girl friends are on the case. Now it’s up to them to turn a wedding gone wrong into one that’s done right! Weaving multicultural characters, positive themes, and global customs into a world of fun and adventure, Rosie's story is an enriching tale for girls who are early readers. Mom’s Choice Silver Award Winner
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Flower Girl Fun Kit Childrens: Activity/Weddings 1 Page, 9 x 12 50 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior Mixed Media Product, $24.99 (CAN $27.95) ISBN: 9780983311607 Providing flower girls with hours of practice and play activities before, during, and after the wedding, this imaginative kit contains everything a flower girl needs to have a magical, memorable experience. The kit includes a handled practice basket that can be custom-decorated with the enclosed glitter flower stickers; practice petals; a wedding day activity book with crayons; a memory scrapbook; six collectible bookmarks featuring Camellia, Rosie, and their friends; and an official Flower Girl World certificate. Ages 7–9, Grades 2–4 Markelle Media, LLC Available
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•30 million people visit Paris each year, with roughly 20% being British or American •An estimated 50,000 Americans live in Paris
Paris-Chien Adventures of an Ex-Pat Dog Jackie Clark Mancuso Childrens: Picture Books/Travel, Ages 5–7, Grades K–2, 40 Pages, 8 x 10 27 Color Illustrations, 1 Line Drawing Four-color Interior Cloth, $17.95 (CAN $19.95) ISBN: 9780615545424 La Librairie Parisienne June U13. 3-24
With gouache illustrations of dogs, people, parks, markets, and cafes that bring Paris to life, the story of Hudson, an adventurous Norwich Terrier who moves to Paris, is as much for dog lovers and Francophiles as it is for kids. Hudson loves the new sights and smells, but when he tries to make friends, an obstacle arises—the dogs only speak French. When his mom suggests going to French class, Hudson discovers other ex-pat dogs are in the same boat. Determined to make friends, he hits the books and things begin to look up; Hudson becomes a Parisian, or rather, a Paris-chien (chien means "dog" in French). Demonstrating a message to children about how to cope with change in their lives, little Hudson's desire to make friends and thrive in his new environment is so strong that he learns a new language. French words that appear in the illustrations are defined in a glossary, so the book also serves as an introduction to learning French. Hudson's successful experience will be a consolation to any child set down in a new school, city, or country. “Hudson, a plucky terrier, can’t wait to meet some French dogs while spending a year in Paris. When he finally finds a dog park, an obstacle arises: The dogs only speak French . . . Hudson eventually absorbs the language, thanks to lessons from—who else?—a French poodle . . . The story showcases Mancuso’s playful gouache paintings of Paris and its human and canine denizens, and she gives Hudson a bold, amusing narrative voice.” —Publishers Weekly Co-op available Advertising in France Today (June) Jackie Clark Mancuso is a former art director at Parenting and Baby Talk magazines and has designed books for Weldon Owen/Pottery Barn, Sunset Books, and Nolo Press. She lives in Los Angeles.
Sample interior spread from Paris-Chien
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•25% of Costa Rica's national territory is rainforest •The rainforests in Central America comprise 5% of the world's biodiversity •According to the U.S. Department of Education, elementary schools offering visual arts classes have declined from 87% to 83% over the last decade
Channing O’Banning and the Rainforest Rescue Angela Spady Illustrations by Tammie Lyon Childrens: Fiction/Childrens: Education Resource, Ages 7–9, Grades 2–4, 119 Pages, 5.25 x 8 1 Color Photo, 3 Color Illustrations, 15 B & W Illustrations Trade Paper, $5.99 (CAN $6.95) ISBN: 9780615773995 Santa Cruz Press May U13. 4-24
Armed with a pencil in her ponytail, a pot-bellied pig, and a pocketful of gummy turtles, there’s nothing that fourth-grade artist Channing O'Banning can’t do. When Channing discovers that her best friend has gone crazy over the new boy at school, she fears that she's lost her best friend forever. Drawing her frustrations out in her secret sketchbook, Channing is determined to make Marco, “the best friend thief,” her worst enemy. But when they both wind up in the rainforest of Costa Rica, Channing soon discovers that Marco may be her only hope for survival. From zip-lining through the jungle and daydreaming of monster frogs to finding out what it means to “go green,” Channing not only discovers the wonders of the rainforest but learns a little about herself and the value of trusting others. With art education often being taken out of the classroom, parents and teachers—as well as readers who like to draw their way through one adventure after the other—will be excited that Channing O'Banning has come to the rescue. $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available Author tour to include Atlanta; Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky; Macon, Georgia; and Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico (May–August) Advertising in Citizen News (Georgia), Lexington Herald-Leader, Louisville Courier Journal, San Diego Union Tribune (May/June), Santa Fe New Mexican, and Taos News (June) Angela Spady is an award-winning art educator and curriculum author. Her innovative teaching practices have been featured in Kentucky Teacher, on Kentucky Educational Television, and on PBS. She lives in Leburn, Kentucky. Tammie Lyon is the award-winning illustrator of numerous picture books, including the Eloise series and Let’s Hear It for Almigal. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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It is estimated (by organizations such as the American Psychological Association) that about 60–80% of children are bullied at school In the kingdom of Beandom, Bully Bean is feared. He plays mean tricks, makes fun of other beans, and puts them in danger. Lima Bear, the only bean with green fur who is always helping others, seems to be Bully Bean’s favorite bean to pick on. But what happens when Bully Bean is in danger? Will Lima Bear and his friends run away, or will they rescue him? Bully Bean expects the worst, but Lima Bear knows that treating others with kindness is the right thing to do, even though Bully Bean has bullied him for a long time. Lima Bear soon returns with a large group of friends to help rescue Bully Bean, who learns to use his large size to help with tasks in the Kingdom rather than be hurtful.
Bully Bean Thomas Weck, Peter Weck Illustrations by Len DiSalvo Childrens: Picture Books/Childrens: Fiction, Ages 5–7, Grades K–2, 32 Pages, 8.5 x 11 32 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior Cloth, $15.95 (CAN $16.95) ISBN: 9781933872056 Lima Bear Press, LLC July U13. 5-24
Co-op available Author tour to include Central California, Delaware, New Jersey (June through October) Part of the Lima Bear Stories series, which includes The Cave Monster (9781933872018), How Back-Back Got His Name (9781933872148), The Labyrinth (9781933872049), and The Megasaurus (9781933872124) Thomas Weck is a national award-winning author and coauthor of the Lima Bear Stories series of children’s books. He lives in Wilmington, Delaware. Peter Weck is a board member of the Menlo Park Library Foundation, the CEO of StoryJumper, and the coauthor of the Lima Bear Stories series. He lives in Atherton, California. Len DiSalvo is an animator and illustrator for a wide range of print projects and award-winning computer games. He teaches art illustration and animation at the Art Center Design College. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.
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•A free discussion guide is available for parents and educators at www.AndSoYouWereBorn.com •An interactive app is available on the iTunes App Store, boasting unique features such as personalized text and video recording, as well as games and activities
And So You Were Born Mona Parsa Illustrations by Nidra N. Kilmer Childrens: Nonfiction/Picture Books, Ages 3–5, Grades Pre-K–K, 32 Pages, 8 x 8.5 32 Watercolor Illustrations, Four-color Interior Cloth, $12.00 (CAN $12.95) ISBN: 9780983904700 Twin Peacocks Publishing Available U13. 6-24
Children will learn of the great love that exists for them—from God's love before and after birth to the love of family and friends—in this colorful, whimsical explanation of their importance in the world. Fully celebrating multiculturalism and interfaith, the story teaches life's purpose of spreading love to all people as they unite in their diversities. A dedication page allows for personalization, including space for a photograph, the gift giver's name, the child's name, and the date of the gift, while short writings from major faith traditions, notable world figures, and various cultures on the themes of love and a purpose-driven life round out the book. “I am delighted to endorse the character-building work of Mona Parsa. Her work . . . helps children to value themselves, others, and the world. It helps them to think about the values that will underpin their lives that will help to sustain our world in the future.” —Dr. Neil Hawkes, founder and trustee, International Values Education Trust Mona Parsa is an attorney, a former U.N. Human Rights Council session participant, and a voluntary researcher for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. She is the coproducer of the film 40 Point Plan, which documents the changes seen in the world through the use of love in business practices, and coeditor of Legal Briefs on Immigration Reform from 25 of the Top Legal Minds in the Country. She lives in Laguna Niguel, California. Nidra N. Kilmer specializes in multicultural art for children. She teaches free art workshops for kids around the world as a means to nourish their love for their heritage. She lives in Seattle.
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â€˘Georgia McBride is the founder of #YALitChat on Twitter, where interest in Praefatio has been growing since 2008 â€˘Numerous online readers have already designated this, via sites such as GoodReads, as one of the most essential YA debuts of 2013
Praefatio A Novel Georgia McBride Childrens: Fiction/Fantasy, Ages 12 & Up, Grades 7 & Up 340 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5 Trade Paper, $10.99 (CAN $11.99) ISBN: 9780988251373 Month9Books, LLC May U13. 7-24
The story of 17-year-old Grace Ann Miller is that of no ordinary runaway. Touching upon topics such as mental illness, teen pregnancy, and the relationship between victims and abductors, this is Grace's account of weeks on the run, falling in love, and losing everything but her faith. After being missing for weeks, Grace turns up on the estate of international rock star Gavin Vault, half-dressed and yelling for help. Over the course of 24 hours, she holds an entire police force captive with incredulous tales of angels, demons, and war, intent on saving Gavin from lockup and her family from worry over her safety. Instead, authorities believe that Grace is ill, the victim of assault and suffering from a severely fractured mind as a result of Stockholm Syndrome. Undeterred, Grace reveals the secret existence of dark angels on Earth, an ancient prophecy, and a wretched curse steeped in biblical myth. Her claims set into motion an ages-old war, pitting sister against brother and light versus darkness, resulting in blood, death, and the loss of everything that matters. Faced with corrupt police officers, eager doctors, and accusing journalists, Grace must convince all of them that her delusions are actually the truth, with nothing but her word as proof. Co-op available Author tour to include Dallas and New York (May), Nashville (June), Denver (September), and Baltimore (October) Georgia McBride is the founder of Month9Books, which publishes speculative fiction for teens and tweens, and YALITCHAT.ORG, a nonprofit organization fostering the advancement of young adult literature worldwide. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
â€˘Heather L. Reid has an extremely strong online following; 1,300 people have already marked Pretty Dark Nothing as "to read" on GoodReads â€˘Indicative of her online community, she met her husband playing Star Wars Galaxies online Quinn is a normal teenager, but for 23 days she has not slept for more than a few minutes at a time. Demons have invaded her dreams, stalking her and whispering of her death. The lack of sleep and crippling fear are ruining her life, and energy drinks and caffeine pills don't help. Then Quinn dozes off in the school hallway, and Aaron, an amnesiac with psychic ability, accidentally enters her nightmare. Aaron has a secret locked away in his memory that the demons are determined to keep him from discovering. Together, Quinn and Aaron can banish the darkness back to the underworld for good, but the demons will stop at nothing to drive the two apart.
Pretty Dark Nothing Heather L. Reid Childrens: Fiction/Fantasy, Ages 12 & Up, Grades 7 & Up 321 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5 Trade Paper, $10.99 (CAN $11.99) ISBN: 9780985327811 Month9Books, LLC April U13. 8-24
Co-op available Heather L. Reid is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She authors a blog on her own website, has been a guest blogger on Writer Unboxed, and is cofounder of a new blog for writers, Hugs and Chocolate. Currently living in Scotland, she is a native of Austin, Texas.
•H. P. Lovecraft's short story "The Call of Cthulhu" was first published in 1928 •The Cthulhu Mythos is a shared fictional universe, which expands continuously as more authors writing in the Lovecraftian milieu use elements of the Mythos •This title is featured in the Bits and Mortar program, where bricks-and-mortar retailers can give customers a copy of the e-book when they buy the print book. Free for both the retailer and the customer, more informa tion about this program can be found here: http://www.bits-and-mortar.com/
Shotguns v. Cthulhu Larry DiTillio and Nick Mamatas Edited by Robin D. Laws Fiction/Horror, 292 Pages, 5 x 7.75 Trade Paper, $13.99 (CAN $15.95) ISBN: 9781908983015 Stone Skin Press Available U13. 9-24
Pulse-pounding action meets cosmic horror in this exciting collection from the rising stars of the New Cthulhuiana, as humanity takes up arms against the monsters and gods of H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. The fighting takes place in the past, present, and future, from the birth of the shotgun to the end of the world, and contributors who boast high name recognition among today's Cthulhu Mythos fans, including the cocreators of the Delta Green mythos setting and the cohosts of the H. P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast, relentlessly hurtle readers into the madness and danger. The complete list of authors includes Natania Barron, Steve Dempsey, Dennis Detwiller, Larry DiTillio, Chad Fifer, A. Scott Glancy, Dave Gross, Dan Harms, Rob Heinsoo, Kenneth Hite, Chris Lackey, Robin D. Laws, Nick Mamatas, Ekaterina Sedia, and Kyla Ward. Larry DiTillio is an American film and television writer. He was the executive story editor of Babylon 5. He lives in Los Angeles. Robin D. Laws is a game designer, a podcaster, and the author of Pierced Heart, The Rough and the Smooth, and The Worldwound Gambit. He lives in Toronto. Nick Mamatas is the author of Move Under Ground, the coauthor of The Damned Highway, and the author of more than 80 short stories, including “The Shiny Car in the Night,” which has been selected for inclusion in The Best American Mystery Stories 2013. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Seventy writers from across the creative spectrum bring their modern sensibilities to the classic format of Aesop's 2,500-year-old fables. Zombies, dogmen, and robot wasps mingle with cats, coyotes, and cockroaches. Parables ranging from the punchy to the evocative and the wry to the disturbing explore eternal human foibles, as displaced onto lemmings, trout, and race cars. But beware: in these terse explorations of desire, envy, and power, certitude isn’t always as clear as it looks. Contributors include a variety of award-winning and bestselling authors, such as Ed Greenwood and Richard Scarsbrook, with artwork from hot comics artist Jim Zubkavich and beautiful, eyecatching interior line drawing by Rachel Kahn Market. Jim Demonakos is the New York Times–bestselling coauthor of the graphic novel, The Silence of Our Friends. He lives in Mountlake Terrace, Washington. Robin D. Laws is a game designer, a podcaster, and he is the author of Pierced Heart, The Rough and the Smooth, and The Worldwound Gambit. He lives in Toronto.
The Lion and the Aardvark Aesop’s Modern Fables Jim Demonakos Edited by Robin D. Laws Fiction, 248 Pages, 5 x 7.75 10 Line Drawings Trade Paper, $16.99 (CAN $18.95) ISBN: 9781908983022 Stone Skin Press Available U13. 10-24
Complete author list: Peter M. Ball, Robert Jackson Bennett, Jason L. Blair, Emily Care Boss, Nadia Bulkin, Jesse Bullington, Susannah Dainow, Richard Dansky, Graeme Davis, Jim Demonakos, Steve Dempsey, Dennis Detwiller, Julia Ellingboe, Ann Ewan, Ray Fawkes, Chad Fifer, Matt Forbeck, Peter Freeman, Katarina Gligorijevic, Ed Greenwood, Dave Gross, Gareth Hanrahan, Rob Heinsoo, Taniah Hershman, Will Hindmarch, Jonathan L. Howard, Stephen Graham Jones, John Kovalic, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Chris Lackey, Livia Llewellyn, Laura Lush, Nick Mamatas, Adam Marek, Julie McArthur, Janqui Mehta, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Sarah Newton, Daniel Perry, Sandy Petersen, J.T. Petty, Ursula Pflug, Wena Poon, Epidiah Ravachol, Aaron Rosenberg, Richard Scarsbrook, Ekaterina Sedia, Greg Stafford, Greg Stolze, Molly Tanzer, Benj Tentt, Sue Train, Genevieve Valentine, Monica Valentinelli, Halli Villegas, Kyla Ward, Chuck Wendig, Heather J. Wood, and Jim Zubkavich
The New Hero Volume 1
The New Hero Volume 2
Every Age Needs Its Heroes
New Heroes for a New Age
Edited by Robin D. Laws Illustrations by Gene Ha
Edited by Robin D. Laws Illustrations by Gene Ha
14 Line Drawings ISBN: 9781908983008 April
14 B & W Illustrations ISBN: 9781908983039 May
Containing original artwork by an awardwinning comic artist, this anthology gathers an unexpected team of writers—both celebrated and emerging—to deliver 14 thrilling and distinctive variations on the classic theme of the hero story. These new heroes span the spectrum from postapocalyptic seer to posttraumatic arm-twister, from outcast vampire to steamage avenger, and from two-fisted aviator to rabbi pirate; selfhood is tested, obstacles are shattered, and disorder is vanquished. The collection includes contributors such as RPG luminaries Monte Cook (Dungeons & Dragons, Ptolus) and Kenneth Hite (Trail of Cthulhu, Star Trek RPG) and also features Chuck Wendig's pathos-filled creation Mookie, the sad sack leg-breaker.
With 13 thrilling stories of threatened identity and vanquished disorder, this second volume of the New Hero series boasts a diverse cast of top writers who tear apart and recombine the limits of the serial adventure form. The memorable, original characters range from a feminist paintermercenary to steampunk cowgirls to a mutant paladin of the semiotic apocalypse. These stories, by authors including Jesse Bullington, Alex Bledsoe, Matt Forbeck, Tobias S. Buckell, are matched with the artwork of four-time Eisner Award– winning comic artist Gene Ha.
Robin D. Laws is a game designer, a podcaster, and the author of Pierced Heart, The Rough and the Smooth, and The Worldwound Gambit. He lives in Toronto. Gene Ha is a four-time Eisner Award–winning comic artist, best known for Top 10 with Alan Moore and Zander Cannon, for America's Best Comics. He lives in Berwyn, Illinois.
Robin D. Laws is a game designer, a podcaster, and the author of Pierced Heart, The Rough and the Smooth, and The Worldwound Gambit. He lives in Toronto. Gene Ha is a four-time Eisner Award–winning comic artist who is best known for Top 10 with Alan Moore and Zander Cannon, for America's Best Comics. He lives in Berwyn, Illinois.
Fiction, 280 Pages, 5 x 7.75 Trade Paper, $13.99 (CAN $15.95) Stone Skin Press U13. 11-24
•Harmony Korine's major new film Spring Breakers, starring James Franco, Selena Gomez, and Vanessa Hudgens, hits U.S. theaters on March 29th •The author's previous titles have sold more than 10,000 copies
A Crackup at the Race Riots Harmony Korine Fiction/Humor, 172 Pages, 5.5 x 9.25 10 B & W Photos, 5 Line Drawings Trade Paper, $18.95 (CAN $20.95) ISBN: 9781937112103 Drag City April U13. 12-24 Also available
Originally published by Mainstreet/Doubleday in 1998, this debut novel from an underground filmmaker uses print, photographs, drawings, news clippings, handwriting, a poem, attempted diagrams, and clip art to enhance the text, which primarily tells of a race war that happens in Florida, where the Jewish people sit in trees, the black people are run by MC Hammer, and the white people are run by Vanilla Ice. Or as the author himself described in front of a national television audience, "I wanted to write the Great American Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Novel." In actuality, it is a collection of hard-luck stories, off- and oncolor jokes, script scraps, found letters, free rhymes, drug flashbacks, and other missing scenes, all exploring the world of show business with fingers prying in the cracks and feet set lightly in the black humors of the real world. With chapters about books found in Monty Clift's basement and Tupac Shakur's 10 favorite novels, and a set of 11 suicide notes with room included for the reader's signature, the book is a one-of-a-kind post-postmodern examination of the dangers of public life from a unique voice in independent culture, one that might make William S. Burroughs sigh and turn the page at least. “The new heir, the man, the sweet edge of the future.” —Jim Carroll, author, The Basketball Diaries Co-op available Harmony Korine is the director of the films Gummo, Julien Donkey-Boy, Mister Lonely, Spring Breakers, and Trash Humpers, as well as music videos for artists such as Cat Power, Sonic Youth, and Will Oldham. He was the writer of the film Kids. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Collected Fanzines of Harmony Korine 9780982048009
•Harrington's early avant-garde work was heralded by the likes of Maya Deren and Anais Nin •He worked as an assistant for the infamous Jerry Wald and as part of the Roger Corman stable
Nice Guys Don’t Work in Hollywood The Adventures of an Aesthete in the Movie Business Curtis Harrington Biography/Film, 272 Pages, 5 x 8 20 B & W Photos Trade Paper, $19.95 (CAN $20.95) ISBN: 9781937112073 Drag City June U13. 13-24
A charming, often barbed observation of the evolution of American mainstream filmmaking over the course of its first century, this memoir chronicles the unusual, multidecade career trajectory of Curtis Harrington. Conveyed in a witty and campy style, it follows the strange arc of a man who created avant-garde films as part of Kenneth Anger’s inner circle, directed critically acclaimed and cultadored horror films like Night Tide and Games, and then descended down the "slippery slope" of television work by directing episodes of Charlie’s Angels and Dynasty. As a fast-paced view of Harrington's journey through the kaleidoscope of the movie business, it acts alternately as personal memoir and cultural history from a veteran of the entertainment business. As Harrington was living as a gay man in Hollywood, the book additionally gives a rare peek into the hidden world of what was then an elite subculture. Doubling as both a serious study of film aesthetics and a gossipy tell-all, this truly unique look at the Hollywood dream includes an unlikely cast of characters, including Dennis Hopper, Christopher Isherwood, Shelley Winters, Marilyn Monroe, Stanley Kubrick, and Aaron Spelling, as it reveals a portrait of the machinations of the film and television business. Co-op available Curtis Harrington was a film and television director whose work included experimental films, horror films, and episodic television. He was a close associate of groundbreaking cult film pioneer Kenneth Anger and is considered one of the forerunners of New Queer Cinema.
â€˘The author's previous title, Why Do I Have to Think Like a Man?, has sold more than 40,000 copies. â€˘Shanae Hall is currently developing a new reality program with her friend, Cedric the Entertainer.
For Single Ladies Only Everything You Need to Know to Date Smarter Shanae Hall Self-Help/Romance, 124 Pages, 4 x 7 58 B & W Illustrations Trade Paper, $9.99 (CAN $11.99) ISBN: 9780988589605 Crystal House Publishing June U13. 14-24
Filled with 30 tips that will cover any and every dating situation in which a single woman could possibly find herself, this snappy dating guide dares to go where no female author has ever gone before. CBS Radio personality and former NFL wife Shanae Hall calls upon her experience, wisdom, media prowess, and spot-on dating instincts to explore every aspect of dating, from dating as a single mother to dating a married man. Hall explores the things that most women do that drive men crazy (in a bad way!), demonstrates how a mother can protect her kids from heartache while she's searching for Mr. Right, and outlines the dating playbook, so any woman can master the game. She also unveils must-have sex techniques and even explores the stigma surrounding African American women and oral sex. But perhaps most importantly, Hall teaches women how to respect themselves so that their men will respect them more. Her lesson is built upon the dual philosophy of learning from one's mistakes and living in reality. $27,500 marketing budget; co-op available Author tour to include Atlanta, Charlotte, and Montgomery (June) and Chicago and New York (July) Advertising in Ebony, Hype Hair, and Sister 2 Sister; appearances on Anderson Live and Rachel Ray Shanae Hall is a CBS Radio personality for Atlanta's V103, the number one urban radio station in the U.S. She also makes frequent appearances on CNN, Headline News, and TruTV. She is a former NFL wife and the cofounder of New Beginnings TRAP, a nonprofit organization that empowers women to rebuild their lives. She is the author of Why Do I Have to Think Like a Man? She lives in Atlanta.
Analogue Guides are a series of curated city guidebooks featuring high-quality, low-key venues distilled through the lens of the neighborhood. Each neighborhood is complemented by a concise set of sophisticated listings, including restaurants, cafĂŠs, bars, hotels, and serendipitous finds, all illustrated with photographs. The listings are supplemented by user-friendly maps to facilitate navigation of the cityscape. By highlighting aspects of the urban patina frequently lost under the corporate veil of large restaurant groups and ubiquitous chains, the mood and feel of each unique city is captured. The result is a compact, efficient manual celebrating the ingenuity of the contemporary metropolis.
Edited by Alana Stone Alana Stone is a wine specialist with an editorial background. She is fluent in five languages and has lived in eight countries. She lives in New York City. Analogue Guides are the analog travel companion for the internet age, designed to complement the internet during pretravel preparation and smartphones for on-the-ground research.
Analogue Guide London
Analogue Guide New York
108 Pages ISBN: 9780983858515
120 Pages ISBN: 9780983858508
The London guide includes sections on Soho & Covent Garden, Mayfair & Marylebone, Notting Hill & the West, Shoreditch & the East, Clerkenwell & Islington, South Bank, and Hampstead & the North. A map of the tube system is included.
The New York guide includes sections on SoHo & Tribeca, the West Village, the East Village, the Lower East Side, Chelsea & Flatiron, Midtown, Uptown, and Brooklyn. A subway map is included.
Sample interior page from Analogue Guide New York
Travel, 6.25 x 4.5 114 Color Photos, 14 Maps Trade Paper, $12.95 (CAN $13.95) Analogue Media Available U13. 15-24
•55,000 U.S. service members fled to Canada as conscientious objectors of the Vietnam War •In 1971, a U.S. Supreme Court decision broadened the criteria for "conscientious objection" from pacifist religious groups to include anyone who "has deeply held beliefs that cause them to oppose participation in war in any form"
The Hitchhike Mark Paul Smith Biography/History, 318 Pages, 6 x 9 16 B & W Photos, 1 B & W Illustration Trade Paper, $16.95 (CAN $18.95) ISBN: 9781938985089 Christopher Matthews Publishing Available U13. 16-24
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On December 7, 1973, it was found that an 18½ minute portion of one recorded tape had been erased. Nixon's longtime personal secretary, Rose Mary Woods, said she had accidentally erased the tape by pushing the wrong pedal on her tape player when answering the phone. The press ran photos showing that it was unlikely for Woods to answer the phone and keep her foot on the pedal. Later forensic analysis determined that the tape had been erased in several segments—at least five, and perhaps as many as nine.
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Not only does this hilarious fictional satire unveil previously unknown secrets regarding what went on behind the plots and plans of the Nixon White House, but it corrects some of the purported truths that have been accepted for decades. Gordon Walter is a former Nixon confidant so undercover that his name never appears in a single Watergate reference and nor does he appear on any secret White House tape made throughout the administration, and yet here he reveals that he had access to everything that was going on. What did Chicago have to do with the Watergate burglary? What is the real story behind the notorious 18½-minute gap in Nixon's secret tapes? And who exactly is Gordon Walter? A unique, definitive look at one of the most famous episodes in modern American history, Walter sets the record straight and ends the cover-up for once and for all. Gordon Walter is a fictional former confidant of Richard Nixon and an author of historical fiction. He lives in New York City.
•The National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study conducted in the mid-1980s and first reported in 1988 demonstrated that 30% of Vietnam vets were afflicted with PTSD at some point in their lives, with about 15% still currently undergoing chronic issues •The number of Vietnam vets still living at the turn of the century was just over 1 million
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With a backdrop in actual psychiatric experience, this novel about six aging combat veterans seeking treatment in a V.A. mental ward in Montana examines the neglect of our soldiers who are suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although more than 350,000 Americans suffered and died in the Vietnam War, many who were wounded in the jungles and rice paddies of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia found their way back to the United States. The bodies, minds, and hearts of these troops experienced a modern strain of damage that demonstrates how poorly our 19-year-old warriors, both men and women, are prepared for the psychological and spiritual aspects of their journey through war. The stories of these particular heroes, still bleeding from "a thousand daggers," are fictional—their experiences are not. Frank C. Seitz is a retired clinical and forensic psychologist who has diagnosed and treated mental illness for both civilians and military veterans. He has written 24 professional articles and three books about the human psyche. He is the author of The Collar: In His Image and Likeness. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.
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A warm and stimulating book, this text describes the India into which the Buddha was born, recounts what is known of his life and the development of his teachings, and then follows the course of Buddhism through succeeding centuries in India and Sri Lanka. Far from being a recluse concerned only with an inner mystical experience, the Buddha always involved himself closely in the social and political world of his time. If he preached detachment from many of the things by which ordinary men are tied, he did so as a means of enriching life rather than escaping it. These examinations and more make this a book to reveal the social-revolutionary potential of Buddhism.
Trevor Ling was a cleric, theologian, and scholar who pioneered the study of comparative religion in British universities. He was the author of Buddhism and the Mythology of Evil, A Dictionary of Buddhism, and A History of Religion East and West. Paul R. Fleischman, MD, is the former chief resident at the Yale University School of Medicine and was a psychiatric consultant to numerous New England hospitals and clinics. He is the author of numerous articles and nine books, including Cultivating Inner Peace and Karma and Chaos.
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In this treatise, noted Burmese scholar and monk Ledi Sayadaw explains the bodhipakkiya dhamma: the 37 requisites of enlightenment. The requisites are comprised of the four foundations of mindfulness, four right efforts, four bases of success, five controlling faculties, five mental powers, seven factors of enlightenment, and the eight factors of the Noble Eightfold Path. This book is valuable to those interested in understanding the Buddha’s teaching at a deeper level, while providing the inspiration to continue walking step by step on the path. “Written on the basis of his exhaustive textual knowledge and personal experience, Requisites of Enlightenment provides a wealth of information and practical guidance not readily obtainable from other sources available in English.” —Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, author, In the Buddha’s Words and The Noble Eightfold Path
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“Offers not only a wealth of information on many aspects of the Teaching, but is also a forcefully reasoned and stirring appeal to earnest endeavor towards the Goal.” —Nyanaponika Thera, author, The Heart of Buddhist Meditation and The Vision of Dhamma Ledi Sayadaw was a well-known and highly respected scholar and meditator monk in Burma. He taught and practiced Vipassana meditation and was the author of more than 100 books, including A Manual of the Excellent Man and The Manuals of Dhamma.
Encouraging the study of Buddhist canonical literature in Pali, this reader aims to provide a reliable overview of Siddhattha Gotama’s teachings, allowing students to distinguish them from historical changes, additions, and mutations. Sixteen suttas have been selected here for study, each compromising a section of the book. After each sutta are blank pages where students can write down their own renderings; a word-by-word guide to the sutta, with brief grammatical annotations; and, at the end of the book, polished translations of all the suttas offered. A familiarity with basic Pali grammar is recommended. “Those who have this intuitive gift will find that by the time they complete this book, they will be able to read virtually any sutta in the Pali Nikayas.” —Bhikkhu Bodhi, author, The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
Buddhavacana A Pali Reader Glenn Wallis
Glenn Wallis is associate professor and chair of the Applied Meditation Studies program at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies and the author of Basic Teachings of the Buddha, The Dhammapada, and Meditating the Power of Buddhas. He lives in Glenside, Pennsylvania.
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More than 2 million military service people were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan Practical and user-friendly, this guide accompanies the book At Ease, Soldier!: How to Leave the War Downrange and Feel at Home Again. It provides everything a clinician needs to implement the program with active-duty service members and veterans in order to work through postdeployment issues in either individual therapy or a therapy group. The first part covers information on behavior, cognitive behavioral therapy, emotions, stress, military families, communication, and addiction and substance abuse after deployment. The second part is composed of a 12-session program for group and individual therapy. $25,000 marketing budget; co-op available
The Clinicianâ€™s Guide to At Ease, Soldier! Theory and Practice Gayle S. Rozantine, PhD and John Paul Garrison, PsyD Psychology/Military, 224 Pages, 8.5 x 11 31 Tables, 1 Diagram Trade Paper, $39.95 (CAN $50.00) ISBN: 9780979759796 Optima Vita, Inc. Available U13. 23-24
Gayle S. Rozantine, PhD, is the founder and CEO of the Center for Health and Well-Being and a clinical psychologist specializing in stress management, posttraumatic stress disorder, and health psychology. She is board certified in stress management by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and is a member of the National Center for Crisis Management, the National Register of Health Case Providers in Psychology, and the American Psychological Association. She lives in Savannah, Georgia. John Paul Garrison, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist whose focus includes anxiety, stress management, organizational psychology, and psychological assessment. He also has substantial experience facilitating group therapy. He lives in Atlanta.
At Ease Soldier 9780979759772
The authors' previous books have sold more than 10,000 copies Addressing the distinctive communication skills expected of attorneys—and based on three decades of experience coaching lawyers—this manual of useful solutions integrates cutting-edge discoveries in human factors, linguistics, neuroscience, gesture studies, and sports psychology. These techniques will transform any attorney into a more confident speaker, whether addressing colleagues in a conference room, counseling clients in a boardroom, or presenting a CLE in a ballroom. Including tips on bringing the presentation off of one's notes and using direct eye contact, the book answers such common questions as: How do I channel nervous energy into dynamic delivery? What is a reliable way to remember what I want to say? and Why is gesturing so important? Topics are divided into chapters on the body, the brain, and the voice, with an extra section dedicated to practice. $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available
The Articulate Attorney Public Speaking for Lawyers Second edition Brian K. Johnson, Marsha Hunter Foreword by Caren Ulrich Stacy Law/Business, 208 Pages, 6 x 9 64 B & W Illustrations Trade Paper, $24.99 (CAN $27.95) ISBN: 9780979689598 (REPLACES 9780979689512) Crown King Books June U13. 24-24
Advertising in the publication of the National Association of Legal Professionals (May) Marsha Hunter is the CEO of a consulting firm who teaches persuasion for trial lawyers and public speaking for corporate attorneys. Her specialty is human factors—the science of human performance in highstakes environments. She is the communication specialist for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s collaborative programs with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Violence Against Women and teaches at regional trial skills programs annually for NITA. She has published articles in many legal publications, including The Woman Advocate and the Texas Bar Journal. Brian K. Johnson is the president of a consulting firm who teaches persuasion to trial lawyers and public speaking to transactional attorneys. For the past decade, he has trained new assistant U.S. attorneys at the Department of Justice National Advocacy Center. Since 1981, he has been a communication specialist for NITA, and was the first nonlawyer to receive the Honorable Prentice Marshall Faculty Award for his unique contribution to the teaching of advocacy skills. They are the award-winning coauthors of The Articulate Advocate: New Techniques of Persuasion for Trial Lawyers. They both live in Phoenix, Arizona.
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