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2011 Spring/Summer Catalog

Contents New Releases Non-Fiction Kiss Your Grass Goodbye: Green Landscaping; Front Yard Edition


32 Tips That Could Save Your Life


The Dao of Donuts: Discovering Our Worth as Women


Sacred Sex Sacred Life: 13 Secrets of Tantra


Win the Race of Life: with Balance and Passion at 180 MPH


Walking the Tiger’s Path: A Soldier’s Spiritual Journey in Iraq


The Magic of Life Series—Mommy Magic


Rock The World with Social Media


The Encyclopedia of Odic Geophysics Odic Energy in theWorld Around Us Hidden in Plain Sight—Vol 1: Ignis Fatuus and Mysterious Lights Hidden in Plain Sight—Vol 2: Ghostly Orbs and Odic Vortex

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3MPH: The Adventures of One Woman’s Walk Around the World


Heroes & Hope: Inspirational Themes for Challenging Times


Fiction Boann’s Daughters: a tale of magic, myth & mayhem


The Last Guardian


Children’s & Juvenile Oliver: the Overachiever


Sandy Stockings Series I Wanna Be This So-called Disaster Play for Keeps


Our Award Winning Back List Non-Fiction The Price of Ovulation: The Truth about Fertility Drugs and a Solution to the Problem


Professionally Polished: Business Etiquette Savvy for Today’s Competitive Market


Elephant Walk: Balancing Business Performance and Brand Strategy for the Long Haul


Navigating the IT Minefield: Straight Talk for the Small Enterprise


Peaceful Positive Revolution: Economic Security for Every American


We Hold These Truths: the Hope for Monetary Reform


Fiction Lorcan’s Bane: a tale of peril and the right use of magic


Atlantis Series Vol 1 Cries of a Dying Nation Vol 2 Gift of the Lotis Flower

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Children’s & Juvenile Let it Out Let it Go: 20 Fun Ways for Kids to Express Their Anger


From England to Jamestowne: A Journey to Find My Father


By The Way: Above and Beyond Martial Arts


Rocky Mountain Mysteries series Mystery on Rampart Hill Manitou Art Caper Marked Evedance Runaway Vandals Halloween Heist


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Magical Business Solutions


Odic Energy: Physics of Conciousness and the Paranormal


Odic States of Consciousness and Healing: Practical and Paranormal Implications


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All Green is Not “Green” With increased drought conditions and water restrictions, many homeowners are choosing to let their lawns die, but do not know what to do next. People are seeking green and “green” alternatives that are attractive, affordable and easy to maintain.

Green Landscaping: Kiss Your Grass Goodbye

Sarah Carolyn Sutton, ASLA, LEED AP, CGBP, CNHP Publication Date, April 2011 GARDENING / Landscape GARDENING / Garden Design 10.75 x 9.75, Trade Paper, 340 pages Photos, Tables, Charts, Bibliography, and Index Carton Quantity: 24 Country of Origin: USA ISBN: 978-0-9831587-1-4

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Redesigning a front yard requires more careful planning than simply ripping out the front lawn and installing substitute plants from the local nursery. Most often this approach results in a hodge-podge of random drought-tolerant plants and is very likely to end up looking messy and disorganized. Simplicity, organization and neatness are exactly why people are drawn to the clean, green look of their manicured lawns and lush, water loving shrubs and perennials. Changing the front lawn aesthetic to a water conserving yard requires a more thoughtful and systematic approach. All green is not “green”. The typical American front lawn uses a tremendous quantity of water, while also exposing our family and pets to toxic herbicides and pesticides and creating polluted run-off that flows into our creeks and waterways. According to the EPA, the gas powered mowers, blowers and trimmers used by the standard landscape maintenance companies generate nearly 40 times more greenhouse gas per gallon of gas than the average car. The new American front yard must be eco-friendly in all aspects. This book is designed to provide the reader with a recipe for designing their own custom, beautiful and eco-friendly front yard. Like a recipe, there can be limitless variations in ingredients, flavors and presentation, but the basic steps always apply. The author takes the reader from Getting Started, where she shows how to create a base plan, drawn to scale on grid paper, which will become the foundation for Defining Your Vision, Creating Your Design, Selecting Your Plants, Accessorizing Your Yard, and finally, Installing Your Design.

FUTURE BOOKS BY SARAH SUTTON • Turfless in Seattle • Green Landscaping Kiss Your Grass Goodbye – Backyard Edition • Backyard Pharmacy - Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies


• Green Garden Palettes

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Sarah Carolyn Sutton is a licensed Landscape Architect with over 30 years experience in sustainable landscape design and construction. As a LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Green Building Professional, she advises on numerous sustainable projects and programs—locally and nationally. Ms. Sutton received the Eisner Prize in the Creative Arts, University of California, Berkeley.

Surface Drainage

Calculating Sun/Shade Patterns

You must evaluate the slope(s) in your yard to be sure it drains properly

The following graphs, charts, and sketches illustrate, step-by-step, how to calculate the precise sun and shade

and water is not directed toward your walkways or foundation. Here’s the

patterns around your house. It can be very helpful to observe morning and afternoon shade patterns in the summer

formula for calculating slope: rise divided by run. For example, if your ground

and winter so that you may best plan for passive heating and cooling in your yard and your house.

surface drops one foot over ten feet, it is 1/10 or 10%. You want a minimum of 2%, or 1/4” fall in one foot as the ground slopes away from your house. [insert sketch S2.88 – rise/run diagram] Note on your base plan where the rainwater naturally wants to flow as it hits the roof, goes through the downspouts, and lands on the paving and the yard. Don’t let this “runoff” run off. Water is a precious resource, so you want to capture it within your property. Check your local ordinances and zoning codes. It is a violation in most jurisdictions to allow the water from your property to run over to the neighbor’s.

Draw this information, even if very sketchy, on your base plan. Be sure to note any shade from adjacent trees or buildings. For example, in this yard the owner identified

Photo 2.22 – Puddle

the hotspots as well as areas that

Photo 2.22 – Down Spout

received morning and afternoon shade during the hot summer

Wherever you live, look for ways to slow the water down, spread it out, and

months. In doing so, she found a

let it soak in to replenish groundwater supplies. Here are some quick ideas to

great spot in the summer shade to

get you thinking: consider logical areas to create a rain garden, plant some

place a comfortable bench.

grassy swales, or place a rain barrel. I will talk more about this in chapters 5 and 8. Be aware, however, that in some states it is against the law to collect and store rainwater in rain barrels or cisterns. (Hopefully, this will change

Sketch S2.7 – Mary’s yard sun/shade diagram.



Kiss Your Gass Goodbye Green Landscaping: Front Yard Edition

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Baby Steps: One Blade at a Time


Ms. Sutton is a former instructor at Build It Green where she developed and presented the landscape design and site planning section of the Certified Green Building Professional training program throughout California. Ms. Sutton has also pursued an education in the field of natural health and is a Certified Natural Health Professional, where she often incorporates her understanding of the health benefits of herbs into her design projects. Ms. Sutton is currently a Principal with Design, Community and Environment – an ecologically-minded planning and design firm with offices in Berkeley, Ventura and San Diego, California. 7

From the author of the

New York Times Bestseller Is this Your Child

Carefully researched and meticulously referenced, every page of this unpretentious, down-to-earth, gratifyingly accessible volume speaks directly to the concerns that we all have about how best to live in a toxic world. Chock full of simple, easy, quick, and effective health promoting “hot tips” culled from decades of international experience by acclaimed pediatrician and award-winning environmental physician, Dr. Doris J. Rapp, M.D.

Reader Benefits • Gain greater understanding of your environment (bacteria, pollutants, harmful chemicals) and the impact on your health.


That Could Save Your Life

• Find out the truth about environmental toxins and what they do to your body.

Doris J. Rapp, M.D.

• Put into practice simple, easy tips to minimize exposure to harmful elements.

Publication Date, April 2011

• Learn to recognize your reactions to environmental triggers.

Health & Fitness/Healthy Living

• Discover practical ways to combat/eliminate the toxins that are making you sick.

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FUTURE BOOKS COMING SOON • Screaming Infants Desperate Mothers • Making the Connection

What People are Saying This priceless gem of a book is loaded with beautiful pearls of wisdom. What a magnificent and generous contribution Dr. Rapp has made with this extraordinary compilation of life-saving pearls—a must-have reference guide for all those who care about their own health, the health of their loved ones, and the health of this planet. —Martha Stark, MD Faculty, Harvard Medical School Author, Award-winning Books on Integrative Psychiatry Dr. Doris Rapp, is definitely one of America’s foremost pediatric environmental medical specialists. Her great tips will help many children and their families through hard times. Pay attention to them as they can help relieve lots of misery! —William J. Rea, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.E.M. Founder of the Environmental Health Center Author of the medical textbooks, Chemical Sensitivity, Vol. 1-4, and Optimum Environments for Optimum Health and Creativity, When Dr. Rapp spoke at a medical meeting, the rest of us lecturers insisted she write a book on the topic. For every level of person I consult on, whether neophyte or a long-time student of healing, has a surprising number of knowledge gaps that could be pivotal to their overall healing. This book addresses many gaps. I challenge you to count how many you can repair. —Sherry A Rogers, MD, ABEM, ABFP, FACAAI, FACN Author of Detoxify Or Die, Is Your Cardiologist Killing You?, The Cholesterol Hoax, The High Blood Pressure Hoax, Pain Free In 6 Weeks, No More Heartburn, and more. Dr Rapp has hit a GRAND SLAM with her newest book, 32 Tips That Could Save Your Life as she reveals HIDDEN TOXINS in food, water, air, personal and commercial products, home/office contamination with dangerous chemicals permeating every cell in the human body and pets, creating cellular DNA damage with subsequent onset of health catastrophes! We strongly support Dr Rapp’s book for all family members, co-workers, neighbors, Congressional leaders, members of the U.N. as we use this knowledge for positive global environmental changes, disease prevention and successful management in all health challenges. —Dr Daniel W Koontz Nutritionist and Host of Healthy House Call KFNX Radio

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Rapp is board certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy, and Environmental Medicine and is also a homeopath. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Emeritus) at the State University of New York in Buffalo. Dr. Rapp is a past president of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and author of many books including the #1 New York Times Bestseller Is This Your Child?

OTHER BOOKS BY DORIS RAPP, M.D. • Is this Your Child • Is this Your Child’s World • Our Toxic World • The Impossible Child, at Home—at School • Environmentally Sick Schools—DVD


Reconnect with what you’ve been missing! In the midst of any situation, whether our obstacles are large or small—merely annoying or very painful—we can still find joy and balance in something as simple, and as divine, as a donut. Using this fun metaphor for being open to joy, Dao of Donuts teaches us how to see, feel, integrate, and above all recognize that we are worthy of joy in our lives. Applying the Dao of Donuts brings the blessings of living in the present moment and feeling thankful for everything.

Reader Benefits • Enjoy the benefits of living in the now. • Reconnect with the spirituality within you and let it soar. • Empower yourself to heal.

The Dao of Donuts

Defining Our Worth as Women Maile Andrus-Price, RN Foreword by Les Brown “World’s Leading Motivational Speaker” Publication Date, April 2011 SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational 4.25 x 6.5, Trade Paper, 144 pages Carton Quantity: 64 Country of Origin: USA ISBN: 978-0-9822394-6-9


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• Discover your full potential and self-worth.

What People are Saying Dao of Donuts is an invitation to make a heartfelt connection with a community of like-minded people. It gives women permission and courage to step into their power and live the kind of lives they were meant to live. Not cookie-cutter spirituality or motivation, it encompasses a bigger picture by helping readers to expand and broaden their minds and their lives. —Les Brown Visionary, Award-Winning Speaker, Author and Television personality Maile has crafted a gem in the shape of a round hole. Her simple truths will ignite one’s passion toward living a life they’ve always dreamed. Greg S. Reid Author, Speaker, Filmmaker Think and Grow Rich: Three Feet from Gold As a man there is perhaps no topic more pertinent to our happiness than that of women finding their worth. Bravo Maile for your excellent insights and work. Brett Harward, Speaker, Coach, Author of The 5 Laws That Determine All of Life’s Outcomes The Dao of Donuts will absolutely delight your soul. It is filled with simple truths that will allow you to reconnect with what you have been missing. The Dao of Donuts is better with every bite! —Erin Saxton, CEO, The Idea Network My dad used to say “Son, as through life you go...keep your eye upon the donut and not upon the hole!” The Dao of Donuts proves my dad right and returns me full circle to my core beliefs about my divinity. The book’s power lies in its dreamy, visual, imagery...I can’t wait to see it on the big screen... in fact I intend to place it there. DOD is GOD spelled with two D’s. —Richard Crawford, Emmy winning producer, director, writer.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Maile was born in Tokyo, Japan, and moved with her family to Hawaii at the age of two. She is a registered nurse, author, speaker, and entrepreneur. Her most cherished time is spent with family and friends. She loves to cook and to eat – on both the physical and spiritual plane. The spiritual equivalent of cooking is creating material for her books, workshops, audios, and DVDs. The spiritual equivalent to eating? Connecting on a “soulular” level and discussing perceptions, personal evolution, and worth. Her goal is for every individual to know thier worth. With this knowing will come a universal credence that will raise the consciousness of our planet and literally make it a better place to BE.

...The book’s imagery has assisted me to reconnect with myself and step fully into my feminine power. —Sally Crawford, Filmmaker, Producer, and mother of four beautiful men. KrispyKremes® for a hungry woman’s soul. —Berny Dohrmann, Visionary, Chairman and Founder of CEO Space


How different would your life be if sex was conscious, spiritual, free of inhibition and gave you a greater connection to love and fulfillment? Sacred Sex, Sacred Life demonstrates how Tantra reveals the true gift of sex as a means of focusing energy, experiencing your own soul and truly merging with your partner. Sacred Sex, Sacred Life opens you to divinity at all levels of your being and is the perfect way to raise consciousness, increase intimacy, and enjoy the great gift of human sexuality.

The Reader Will Experience… • A powerful connection with your soul.

Sacred Sex Sacred Life

• Improved comfort with your body and sexuality.

Janet Lee

• How Tantra eliminates sexual blocks, opening your life to infinite possibilities.

13 Secrets of Tantra

Publication Date, March 2011 HEALTH & FITNESS / Sexuality or PSYCHOLOGY / Human Sexuality 4.5 x 6.5, 194 pages, Trade Paper Glossary & Bibliography Carton Quantity: 68 Country of Origin: USA ISBN: 978-0-9841543-1-9


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• An intensified sense of love, energy, consciousness, and heart.

What People are Saying Exploding and re-claiming your life and beyond, Janet’s honest and unconditional guidance delivers a connection to your higher consciousness that elevates and inspires the direction of your true heart! It did for me. —Jim Sapara-Best Selling Author, Money Freedom- Achieve the Millionaire Lifestyle of your Dreams Life changing and totally freeing. If you want to be a better lover and truly connect with yourself, divinity and others then read this amazing book. —David Tyreman-Best Selling Author, World Famous: How To Give Your Business a Kick-Ass Brand Identity

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Janet Lee is a Transformational Goddess and Intimacy Coach. For over 24 years she has been in practiced as a holistic massage therapist, Reiki Master and has studied reflexology, herbology, iridology, aromatherapy, hypnotherapy, creative journaling, expressive arts, touch for health, craniosacral therapy, hot stone massage, BodyMind counselling, Tantra, spiritual healing, Sexological bodywork, LifeSuccess consulting, health and wellness coaching, and Tummo Reiki with open heart. With all this training she has received a Master of Science degree in Holistic Health with greatest distinction. Her purpose is to help people transform physically, emotionally, and spiritually into a blissful life through conscious living and loving.


International Motivational Speaker, Educator, and Champion Motorcycle Racer Guides You Through the Racing Map to Your Dreams Earning more than 50 podium placements in male-dominated motorcycle competitions (including a 3rd place at Daytona in 2007), Nadine Lajoie ranked among the Top 10 winners of the National WERA Championship. Nadine “IN-Powers” others to overcome their fears and RACE toward their dreams.

Nadine Lajoie

Win the Race of Life blends adrenaline, power and success with life lessons. Nadine’s story reveals the deep emotion and connectivity discovered in her personal growth journey and demonstrates that success is possible for anyone willing to open their heart and journey toward their “In-Power.” With motorcycle racing for strong analogy, Nadine melds real-life, inspirational story-telling with self-help exercises. The result is that readers recognize their own dreams and power, which motivates them to care more strongly for themselves and achieve their goals.

Publication Date, April 2011

The Message

SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational

Truly inspiring, Nadine’s story helps you realize that you can accomplish anything—if you take action, “one corner at a time.” By sharing Nadine’s life journey, you will open your heart, IN-POWER yourself, and discover your personal strategy for winning the race of your life! You can do it at 180 MPH, with the balance and passion of a champion: You!

Win the Race of Life... with Balance and Passion at 180 MPH

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What People are Saying Nadine Lajoie is truly one of a kind. Her passion, intensity and never-saydie attitude show up for her on the race track and in her life. Guts, Glory, Glamour and Glee are what you will get from this amazing soul who lives life—in balance—at 180 MPH!...Reading and absorbing Nadine’s message will give you a deeper understanding of yourself and the person you will become. Merci Beaucoup Mon Amie! Vous Etes Incroyable!!! —Barry Spilchuk Founder - You’re My Hero® Books Coauthor - A Cup of Chicken Soup for the Soul®

Win the race of Life, is a great example that anyone can determine their (own) extraordinary outcome while encouraging others to succeed. —Greg S. Reid Think and Grow Rich: and Three Feet From Gold What do Nadine Lajoie, Lamborghini, Corvette, Ferrari, and Porsche all have in common? They’re all small and compact, and they surpass most in their class. Likened to beautiful, ferociously fast cars, Nadine swiftly overcomes obstacles, while smoothly maneuvering through tumultuous situations–as she demonstrates how to harness your power in “Win the Race of Life”. —Sherita Herring Author, Speaker & Radio Personality Win the Race of Life truly confirms how high individuals can rise through harnessing the power within themselves and truly know their purpose. An inspirational piece to in-power individual success! —Jill Lublin, International Speaker and best selling Author of Guerilla Publicity, Networking Magic and Get Noticed Get Referrals. WOW !!!!! What a story that gives me wings!!!! You are a real inspiration Nadine !...I am watching you openning those doors and get what you are becoming a huge example! Thank you for who you are! — Carele Belanger Nadine delivers her heart and inspires! — Pam Terry, International Director & Regional Director, Houston-Connection , Powerful Women International She is full of love, compassion and concern for our youth and women. She brings joy and knowledge and power to others. —Valeri Bocage CEO Powerful Women International PWI” Nadine tells her story in a way that everyone can relate. Her story and success inspires and shows you that anyone with the right mindset and determination can achieve their dreams and desires. Its all starts with a goal and the willingness to take charge and follow our passion. —Pierre Grimard, Australia, Writer & Editor Nadine Lajoie truly Inpowers teens and adults to move their lives forward with greater clarity and speed. The process becomes crystal clear through Nadine’s soulful storytelling, and helps readers evolve as they work through the exercises in this profound and user-friendly book. — Donna Anselmo, author, Marketing Demystified (McGraw-Hill), business coach, and founder, BOLD Marketing Solutions

ABOUT THE AUTHOR As a young woman Nadine Lajoie experienced setbacks, emotions, and disappointments that would stop most young women in their tracks. But Nadine’s dreams were big enough to lure her forward. Fueled by deep inner resilience, Nadine stayed the course and held on to her dream of a life with purpose and passion. Today, a champion motorcycle racer, Nadine has captured international attention as an inspirational speaker, life coach, and successful entrepreneur. A series of bone-crushing injuries playing championship volleyball in Canada, and a stream of ensuing personal disappointments, the young Nadine found herself at the edge of suicide. In the midst of deep sadness, Nadine found a way to reach inside herself for the power needed to choose life and live it to the fullest. Today, Nadine teaches others to “in-power” themselves through an artful combination of introspection, musicality, and action, people renew their own life force. Spirited and courageous, Nadine Lajoie lives up to her name while teaching others how to live life at 180 MPH and capture the joy in every moment! 15

A SOLDIER’S STRUGGLE TO MAINTAIN INNER BALANCE IN A TIME OF WAR SSG Paul Kendel deployed with his National Guard unit to Iraq, hoping to use his knowledge of that land to bridge the gap between American soldiers and Iraqi civilians. However, the realities of war crushed his idealism when his buddies began dying at the hands of the enemy six weeks after their arrival. Eventually, his ongoing concern for the Iraqi people alienated some of his comrades, and he felt the sting of growing conflict within himself.

Walking the Tiger’s Path A Soldier’s Spiritual Journey in Iraq Paul M. Kendel SSG (Ret.) Publication Date, April 2011 RELIGION / Buddhism / General PHILOSOPHY / Buddhist RELIGION / Spirituality 6 x 9, 320 pages, Trade Paper, Photos Carton Quantity: 34 Country of Origin: USA ISBN: 978-0-9841543-5-7


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Turning to the books on Buddhist teachings he had brought with him, he found solace in the written words, but he longed for more. On a whim, he emailed Shambhala International and requested assistance. An unexpected response and ongoing support from Buddhist teacher and meditation instructor Margot Neuman helped him to retain a sane and humble humanity in a situation that often plummeted into lethal insanity. This book addresses the horrors of war from an extraordinary human perspective. SSG Paul Kendel did not lose his compassion in the face of grave risk, nor did he endanger fellow soldiers while he remained true to himself—rare feats in our violent world.

What People are Saying Sergeant Kendel has shown great conviction while faced with the brutality of human aggression, constantly using compassion and a meditative mind. He was therefore on the front line of applying contemplative discipline. This book reveals that extraordinary journey. —Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Author Turning the Mind Into an Ally and Ruling Your World. ‘Amid the chaos and horror of war, this soldier has discovered a profound truth: if we want suffering to lessen, the first step is learning that keeping the cycle of aggression going doesn’t help.’ —Pema Chödrön, author of Practicing Peace in Times of War Buddhism is well known for its emphasis on non-violence. Less known, but as important for our modern age, is its wisdom on how to meet and transform the poison of violence, no matter how egregious. Paul Kendel discovered these teachings, not in a classroom or as bedside reading, but on the battlefield of Iraq in 2005 where he put them into action with jaw-dropping gentleness, intelligence, and courage. Whether you’re about to deploy to a foreign country or are simply searching for real tools to deal with the fear, anger, and violence within and around you, this book provides a vivid and courageous guide to changing your world. —Susan Piver, Author The Wisdom of a Broken Heart SSG Kendel’s comrades were blown apart in bomb attacks. He wrestled with the feelings of hatred and revenge that raged around him on all sides. That razor’s edge was the beginning of a journey he never expected. —Richard Reoch, President of Shambhala former media director of Amnesty International

ABOUT THE AUTHOR SSG Kendel’s first experience with the current “War on Terror” began with deployment to Saudi Arabia with the California National Guard following 9/11. In 2005, the military deployed him to Iraq. Following his return from combat in the spring of 2006, SSG Kendel spent the next three years dealing with the end of his marriage, the loss of his mother from cancer, and the friends who died in Iraq. During this period, he delved deeply into the Shambhala Buddhist teachings and the practice of meditation. January 2009 found Kendel training for deployment to Afghanistan. During that training, he aggravated a previous injury and did not deploy with his men. He spent the next ten months on active duty recovering from his injuries and spending quality time with his two young sons. Released from active duty in March 2010, he is currently teaching special education and working on a second book.


“Mommy Magic Casts a Spell of Love” says the front page headline of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Family section. A unique and powerful blend of inspiration, sound advice, fun and practical activities, encouraging words, personal stories, and moving poetry that will support and comfort every mother on her parenting quest. FOREWORD by Richard Paul Evans, #1New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Box

The Magic of Life Series Mommy Magic

As the mother of a one-year-old little girl, I have read many, many books on parenting. Your book,Mommy Magic, is by far the most touching and idea-filled book that I have come across. — Variny, Alexandria, VA

Adria Manary Publication Date, April 2011 FAMILY / PARENTING 6 x 9, 224 pages, Trade Paper Carton Quantity: 24 Country of Origin: USA ISBN 978-0-9831587-9-0

All parents should read this amazing book! It’s filled with compassion, love, insight, and practical tips that you can use every day. I love it! — Mark Victor Hansen, #1 Bestselling Author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series



I believe it takes a mommy magician to raise kids these days! Mommy Magic offers hundreds of ways to create an enchanting world for our children while constantly highlighting the most important gift any parent can give—the magic of love. — Jacqueline Stallone, Author, Astrologer, Sylvester’s mom

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OTHER BOOKS BY ADRIA MANARY • Kennedys—The Next Generation • Touched by a Rainbow (with Catherine Burnett) • Kids Hollywood Magic (with Phillis Henson)


• Sparky and the Magic Blue Ribbon (with Helice Bridges)

What People are Saying Mommy Magic is a blessing and an inspiration…A wealth of fun ideas. I was moved by the touching stories about the true magic that happens when you become a mom! — Kristi Miller, host of Good Morning Central Oregon Mommy Magic…taps the wellspring of wonder often overlooked in the grind of living the adult life. It offers a child-centered, get-down-on-thefloor approach that many parents and caregivers will find refreshing. — Parenting magazine What you have written is simply wonderful! — Phyllis Diller, comedienne, mother We’ve never had a book signing like yours. It was as though you personally touched the heart of every person there. You went above and beyond with the woman who was grief stricken…I’m not sure how I would have handled that, but you did so beautifully and thoughtfully. The kind and giving way that you deal with people is truly magical. I hope that you will visit us again when Daddy Magic comes out! — Community Relations Manager Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Lexington, Kentucky Manary weaves touching stories, poems, quotations, and valuable information…for putting a twinkle in the eyes of a child. — North County Times, San Diego, CA Ms. Manary has created an inspiring guide to positive mothering. What made this book such a gem to read was its basis in reality. —WomanLinks.Com Mommy Magic is a breezy compilation of ideas and wisdom that may do what seems impossible: put the fun back into home life…which has become way too chaotic! —The Arizona Republic

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Adria Manary is a work-at-home mother of four, the author of five books and a sought after professional speaker. She is also the co-creator of the Mommy Magic Internet Safety Browser, a highly effective tool that protects children on the internet; the co-producer of the family music CD, Precious Souls; and the inventor of the MagicWhispers® Pillow. She has appeared on MSNBC as a parenting expert, as well as been interviewed on dozens of other television and radio talk shows, and been featured in newspapers and magazines across the country. Although she has earned many titles in her successful career, her favorite will always be, “Mom.”

Future books in

The Magic of Life Series: Daddy Magic • Marriage Magic Music Magic • Pet Magic Teacher Magic • Teen Magic Cooking Up Some Magic 19

Optimize Your Digital Footprint and Rock Your World with the Ultimate Social Media Guide for LinkedIn Users! Written by two of the industry’s foremost LinkedIn & Social Media authorities, this new business strategy book is for LinkedIn users stepping into the world of Social Media. The Social Media upgrade is simplified with Mike & Lori’s methodologies to integrate Social Media WITH LinkedIn. Major platforms and tools are covered along with strategies for implementing each individually and in harmony— Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Blogs, YouTube, Meetup and a dozen more.

Mike O’Neil and Lori Ruff

Akin to a Social Media Rock Opera this book features the the popular rock band Pink Floyd and their Dark Side of the Moon album. Mike & Lori take on the personnae of Pink and Floyd to creatively shed light on the topics, add an analog, vinyl record look and feel to the book cover while the content entertains, fascinates and EDUCATES all at the same time.

Publication Date, April 2011

It will really ROCK Your World!

Rock The World with Social Media

COM/ Social Networking 6 x 9, 300 pages, Trade Paper Carton Quantity: 24 Country of Origin: USA ISBN: 978-0-9841543-3-3


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OTHER BOOKS BY MIKE & LORI Rock The World with your Online Presence, a LinkedIn Profile and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Guide.


Rock The World with LinkedIn

What People are Saying ...true LinkedIn & Social Media Rockstars in a classic, analog package! —Jeff Mills, Boost Event President Internet Marketing Expert It’s easy to say you’re a “Rockstar”. It’s another thing to deliver. I attended the “Rock The World” LinkedIn Rockstar Clinic and in 3 hours I fully SEO-optimized my profile and had learned more about using LinkedIn the “right way” than I’d gathered in over 4 years as a user. —Mark Crowley, New Media Business Development Director KNUS/KRKS Radio – Salem Communications Mike & Lori show you exactly how to create a rock star LinkedIn profile guaranteed to make you an online hit! —Jill Konrath, Author Selling to Big Companies Mike is in a class by himself…His unique talent of understanding and teaching how to get the most value out of networking tools in the shortest amount of time is unprecedented. —Brett Greene, Chief Marketing Officer Oxstein Design Labs There’s a lot more to LinkedIn than I ever would have discovered on my own. —Marty Dickinson, President,

ABOUT THE AUTHORS Mike O’Neil and Lori Ruff are a dynamic speaking team delivering high energy, relevant, informative and fun-filled sessions that captivate attention and inspire their audiences. This dynamic duo has delivered over 500 Social Media workshops, webinars, and live presentations to audiences nationally and internationally—their experience really shows. Mike O’Neil is a true pioneer and widely recognized as one of the top authorities on LinkedIn, Social Media, networking and web-based business applications. Mike founded the world’s first Social Networking, LinkedIn and Social Media training company, Integrated Alliances, in 2003. Lori Ruff is the Chief Learning Officer, Lead Social Media Coach and Sr. Trainer for Integrated Alliances, a globally recognized expert in Social Media and LinkedIn training, Lori is an active speaker, trainer and online business reputation consultant, with a 15 year career in international corporate and conference training. through Crowd Sourcing.



Hidden in Plain Sight Odic Energy in the World Around Us Volume 1: Ignis Fatuus and Mysterious Lights

Dean Baldwin

Hidden in Plain Sight Odic Energy in the World Around Us Volume 2: Ghostly Orbs and Odic Vortex

Dean Baldwin

Publication Date, April 2011

Publication Date, April 2011

Science/New Age

Science/New Age

6 x 9, 450 pages, Trade Paper, Carton Quantity: 24 Country of Origin: USA ISBN: 978-0-9831587-2-1


2 Volume Set ISBN: 978-0-9831587-4-5




6 x 9, 450 pages, Trade Paper, Carton Quantity: 24 Country of Origin: USA ISBN: 978-0-9831587-3-8


If Odic Energy is... the energy of consciousness (it is) and medicinal energy (it is) and the paranormal (it is) Where can you see it in the world around us?

The reader will discover... • How unseen orb and vortex images appear on photographs. • What the wide variety of odic phenomena beyond orbs and vortex.


• Where dozens of locations odyle has been seen and experienced. • When the history of how our myopic science has gone so wrong, so long without recognizing this universal, but subtle energy. • Where dozens of locations where odyle has been seen and experienced. • Why the complete explanation of odic physics and how it fits in with modern physics.

83% of the matter in the Univers is “dark”—it doesn’t emit photons we can see, but it is graviational. Dark matter is argued to be in the odic-state, emitting odic radiation that we cannot see.


Dean Bladwin combines a wide-ranging formal education in Physics, a degree in Psychology, and broad reading in the paranormal. This book series is the result of a life-long quest to find the meeting-point of Physics and human consciousness. Dean is the founder of the non-profit Odic Energy Research Institute and solicits reader cooperation to continue the odic research which Academic Science will not and cannot conduct.

• Subltle Energy • Self Help • Physical Science • Geophysics • New Age


Physics of Consciousness and the Paranormal Auras, ESP, Telepathy, and Anti-Gravity

Odic States of Consciousness and Healing Odic Energy in Acupuncture Qi, and Energy Medicine

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The True Story of a Woman Who Discovered How Far She Could Go, Putting One Foot in Front of the Another. A Human Interest Story Full of Grit, Courage and Determination. Pursuing the spirit of adventure and an altruistic goal of raising global awareness and funds for breast cancer, Polly Letofsky broke down barriers and walked across four continents, 22 countries, and covered over 14,000 miles in five years to be the first American woman to successfully walk around the world.


The Adventures of One Woman’s Walk Around the World Polly Letofsky Publication Date, October 2010

Polly’s Globalwalk has been featured in over 2,000 newspapers, magazines, radio, and television stations around the world. A documentary, “Polly’s Globalwalk”, DVD was released with great reviews in late 2008 by Newcastle Productions.

Travel 5.25 x 8.25, 419 pages, Trade Paper, Carton Quantity: 24 Country of Origin: USA ISBN: 978-0-9841543-2-6


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With personal honesty, candor, and heart-pounding prose, Polly takes us deep into the pain and glory of being a woman who paid attention to her heart’s desire and went in search of all that the world had to offer. Across four continents strangers welcomed her into their homes. The world had embraced her. But in the middle of Polly’s journey, September 11 flung us all into a crossroads in world history, and she found herself in a vastly changing world.

What People are Saying Polly’s journey around the world is an amazing story of determination! This book is like taking the trip with her: I felt I could see the landscape, smell the food, and struggle with the language barriers. I would find myself holding my breath with fear, only to laugh out loud the next second. Polly’s sense of humor in the face of adversity must be one of the many traits she utilized to complete this incredible journey! If she could make this trip, and give so much of her time to raise breast cancer awareness, the possibilities are limitless for what each of us could accomplish - if we just put one foot in front of the other! Polly, thanks for letting us tag along! —M. Wilson Wow, what a terrific writer Polly has turned out to be. Her book is fast paced almost to the point of leaving you short of breath. Her humor in every situation keeps you laughing and brings you quickly out of any point in the book where you might feel the tears starting to form. I loved every minute of this delightful read and really didn’t want it to end. I actually left the book thinking it would have been great if it been 800 pages instead of 400 because I know five years on the road contained many more in depth stories than she was able to record in this “way too brief ” adventure of a book. Not only did I relive my own adventures with Polly as I walked with her, but I found I could imagine myself in most of the other places and circumstances which she so humorously writes about. She is truly a woman with a pioneering spirit and a joy for life. This book is tops on my list. —Deborah Linker I purchased Polly’s book at her book signing on Thursday evening, started reading Friday morning and finished all 423 pages by Tuesday morning. Not only is she an incredible writer, she is an amazing storyteller. Her LOL humor, attention to detail, and ability to share the right amount of information to keep the reader interested and engaged is the gift of a true author. Not to be missed is the reason Polly set out on this 14,000-mile adventure: to bring awareness and raise funds for breast cancer education. Polly’s story is an inspiring reminder of how we can accomplish our dreams, what we learn along the way that makes us who we are, and the people we know and meet who love and support us. Well done, Polly!!! —Kathie Seedroff

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Polly Letofsky was born March 1, 1962 and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota by parents who raised their kids to pursue their life-long dreams no matter what the challenges. The numbers speak volumes about the lengths Letofsky went—14,124 miles across 22 countries in North America, Australia, Asia and Europe. Walking at an average of 15 miles per day for 1,825 consecutive days, or five years, she fundraised more than $250,000 for 13 breast cancer organizations and burned through 29 pairs of shoes. In the film “Polly’s Global Walk,” Letofsky’s mother, Rosemary Rawson, says that an eye problem initially delayed her daughter’s first steps, but once she got glasses, “it was like she perked up and looked around and said ‘Well, that’s what the world looks like’ and almost immediately she began walking.” In her 30s, after having traveled the world in more conventional ways, the urge to walk around the world was still “burning” in the back of Letofksy’s brain. 25

A Work of Heart ...A Testament to Heartfelt Living A treasure trove of stories, practical wisdom and Susan Volkmann’s exquisite art. Heroes and Hope delivers inspiration on every page. Leon McKinney shares how love, family, and simple but powerful stories of overcoming great adversity can inspire one to hopeful living in almost any circumstance. As a lifelong teacher, high school instrumental and choral director, youth baseball and basketball coach, and adult educator, his keen observations about living joyfully in the middle of the most difficult situations are truly uplifting. Heroes and Hope is an all occasion inspiration for world-weary souls.

What People are Saying:

Heroes and Hope Inspirational Themes for Challenging Times

Leon “Skinny” Mckinney Susan Volkmann, Illustrator

As an educator and inspirational speaker I have discovered that people of all ages need the kind of practical inspiration I found in every chapter of Heroes and Hope. ...His story of Wheel Chair Heroes is one of the most inspirational I have ever read. —Dan Miller, Educator and Author of Living, Laughing and Loving Life

Publication Date, Fall 2010 Self-Help/ Motivational & Inspirational 6 x 7.25, 186 pages. Printed Case, Illustrations: 18 Carton Quantity: 48 Country of Origin: USA ISBN: 978-0-9841543-9-5


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...a joyful confirmation of the good the world has to offer. Mr. McKinney’s ability to find the humor and happiness in the hard times of life is inspiring! —Steve Rizzo, Speaker Hall of Fame Inductee, author of Becoming a Humor Being.

This wonderful collection of wisdom and inspiration leads the reader on a journey of rediscovery. In Heroes and Hope, Leon McKinney takes us back to rediscover those timeless principles that have guided individuals to great success and re-inspires us with wonderfully positive messages and memories. —Dr. Rich McBride, Superintendent, North Central Washington Educational Service District Wenatchee, Washington.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Leon McKinney shares how love, family, and simple but powerful stories of overcoming great adversity can inspire one to hopeful living in almost any circumstance. The principles he gleaned from twenty-five years teaching and helping kids as a high school band director are powerful yet simple. The inspiration he received from a lifetime of experiencing the amazing love story of his parents’ struggles and triumphs in raising his special needs sister is wonderful. As a lifelong teacher, high school instrumental and choral director, youth baseball and basketball coach, and adult educator, his keen observations about living joyfully in the middle of the most difficult situations are truly uplifting.

90% of author proceeds are contributed to H.O.P. E a non-profit program dedicated to helping kids pursue education and 10% to other charities of his choice.


From the Multiple Award Winning Author of Lorcan’s Bane comes

Boann’s Daughters

Delve into matters of magic and miracles, power and perversion, and the fine line that separates them.

Boann’s Daughters

a tale of magic, myth & mayhem Kitty Roxanna Connell Publication Date, April 2011 FICTION / Fantasy / General 7 x 8.5, 376 pages, Trade Paper Carton Quantity: 34 Country of Origin: USA ISBN: 978-0-9831587-0-7


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MORE BOOKS BY KITTY ROXANNA CONNELL • Lorcan’s Bane • Second Messenger

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Boann’s Daughters is the tale of a twelve hundred-year-old conspiracy. Liora, the scion of two ancient magical bloodlines, has no notion that she has been watched all her life. Nor does she realize that her stubborn refusal to acknowledge her power endangers everything and everyone she loves. When she and her dearest friend, Effie, stumble into a web of castle intrigue they awaken dark forces that have simmered since the birth of the new church. Pursued by evil she does not comprehend, Liora flees to the holy isles of Scotland. Marooned in a sea cave, she must master a lifetime of learning and muster the courage to face a sorceress driven by bloodlust —all before the coming of spring. The legacy of Lorcan’s Bane continues in this story of magic, myth and mayhem.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Kitty was born with a mystical soul. While her friends sought life’s mysteries “out there,” Kitty found herself surrounded by a living library of all that is. Chronically curious, Kitty studies spirituality, human potential, the natural world and new physics. Then she brings her wisdom to life in her novels and her exquisite macro photographs. Kitty’s first novel, Lorcan’s Bane, which explores our relationship to nature and to each other, won several national literary awards, including the prestigious Silver Nautilus Award. Boann’s Daughters resumes Kitty’s compelling story, this time exploring our relationship with our self and our own personal power.

The Trilogy Begins Run away…run away and hide! the voice in her head screamed. Summoning every ounce of power and courage Mienya possessed, she manipulated her own energy to flare around her. Almost instantly, the room grew unbearably hot. Garin yelped and dropped her hand as orange tongues of fire scorched his hair and his body. Mienya is only twelve when her twisted older brother, Garin, kills nearly everyone on Ckanizar, their home planet. Having lost everything dear to her, Mienya must fight to prevent Garin from destroying other worlds. As a winged Guardian—a being born only once every 5,000 years with the ability to wield tremendous energetic power—Mienya knows that she is the only one who can stop him. Her pursuit brings her to Earth, where she meets three students—Robin, Nathan, and Christopher—who risk their lives to fight Garin and to protect Mienya. What begins as a tussle over an alien world quickly becomes personal for this trio as they join Mienya in a battle to save planet Earth and everyone on it. So begins The Guardian series.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Michelle Wachbrit hits the young adult book market with a powerful first entry—a coming-of-age story that will grip both young and not-so-young readers with its believable characters and compelling plot. A professional baker by trade and an avid reader herself, Ms. Wachbrit has combined her fertile imagination, her extraordinary sense of story, and her vivid memories of what young people love to read to create a unique action story with a memorable protagonist who will linger in the reader’s mind and heart long after the novel has been read. A promise of more books to come in The Guardian series is the one redeeming hope for readers who don’t want the story to end. This twenty-three-year-old Nevada author will be a force to watch in young adult literature.

The Last Guardian Michelle Wachbrit

Street Date, Fall 2010 Publication Date, March 2011 FICTION / Fantasy / General Young Adult Fiction 4.5 x 6.75, 283 pages, Trade Paper, Carton Quantity: 72 Country of Origin: USA ISBN: 978-0-9841543-6-4


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Oliver Anole takes children on a colorful journey to being themselves

Oliver the Overachiever Karin Mesa Publication Date, April 2011 Juvenile Fiction/Picture Book

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8 x 9.5, 40 pages, Hard Cover Illustrated Carton Quantity: 160 Country of Origin: USA ISBN: 978-0-9841543-7-1

From the moment he hatched, in a flowerpot high above the ground, Oliver Anole saw the world as a journey of adventures and games. His playful spirit and love of living creatively spreads joy throughout the anole world, just by being himself. Oliver amazes and inspires his friends and neighbors in the small garden world to be inventive, respectful, and to create a joyful life. Oliver the Overachiever is written to encourage children to celebrate their individuality and the importance of being true to yourself. Oliver illustrates, through story and pictures, that a small person can create great effects that will improve the world arround them.

• Rhyming Text keeps the readers engaged • Appealing and Creative Hero $21.95

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• Celebrates the Power of Imagination • Full of Bountiful Illustrations • Promotes Individuality & Inspires Creativity

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What People are Saying ...a book with an inspirational message. Through the creative story and charming illustrations, children will learn that they can be accepted for their differences. The story encourages them to experiment and be their own individual. I look forward to the next in the series. Linda Crismond, former Executive Director, American Library Association and former County Librarian of the County of Los Angeles Public Library ...With her lush illustrations, Karin has created a whimsical world for Oliver within the Anole’s garden. A truly wonderful experience to share —the reader and child witnessing Oliver’s journey to become his true self. After all, is that not what we should encourage all children to do? Judy Melges, Executive Director Clearwater Library Foundation This book will stand the test of time for your child as it becomes one of your child’s favorite pre-reading stories as well as a trusted reading friend when your child starts to read. Because reading the same book over and over increases reading fluency and while helping your child become a confident overachiever reader with Oliver Anole. Sherry Cacavas M.S. CCC/SLP Speech/Language Pathologist The most important job parents, teachers , and schools, have is to guide children to love learning. This begins with reading. Oliver the Overachiever has all the qualities to encourage children to read and believe in themselves. Oliver and his friends prove throughout the reading that they can be anything they want to be. Kids will certainly relate to and love what Oliver offers. —Miriam M. Gilman Adjunct Professor of Education Lesley University of Cambridge, MA Former Faculty Associate for Edutopia, The George Lucas Educational Foundation Under Karin’s extraordinary imagination and meticulous hand, Oliver the Anole comes to life with a story that captures the heart and reaffirms the purpose of life. A classic must read fot young and not so young. —Gracia Bennish, International Artist Oh my goodness, Karin...what a new breed, indeed! I’m a believer!! And so utterly enchanted with your art and story. What a WONDER FILLED series of books. And lucky, lucky children who will learn their colors and the value of being themselves from this one. D. J. Houston, Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR For nineteen years, Karin Mesa has worked as a designer of decorative glass at La Mancha Glass Gardens & Art Studio in Tarpon Springs on Florida’s west coast, where she lives with her husband, glass artist Julian Mesa. Their studio, located in a one-acre garden, provides the inspiration of nature that Karin implements in her illustrations. Throughout her life, observing nature has fueled Karin’s imagination. Jagged tree stumps in a snowy winter became eleven castles. Tree frogs nestled among orchid roots whisper of their cozy hidden homes throughout a garden world. Small lives, out of sight to many, are highlighted in water color and pencil. Karin states her purpose for writing and illustrating her stories: “I hope that in a light and playful way, my stories and pictures will encourage children to develop their creativity and sense of adventure. I want them to know the power they have to change things for the better.”

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I Wanna Be

This So-Called Disaster

John Jacobs & Daniel Jacobs Illustrated by Shannon Parish

John Jacobs Illustrated by Shannon Parish

Publication Date, Fall 2010

Publication Date, Fall 2010

Juvenile Fiction

Juvenile Fiction

5.5 x 8.5, 110 pages, Trade Paper Carton Quantity: 100 Country of Origin: USA

5.5 x 8.5, 144 pages, Trade Paper Carton Quantity: 92 Country of Origin: USA

A Sandy Stockings Saga

ISBN: 978-0-9802190-7-4

A Sandy Stockings Saga


ISBN: 978-0-9822394-5-2


I Wanna Be...takes readers on an inspiring journey with a lovable heroine and lessons in bee-coming whom ever we dream of bee-ing!

Sandy goes out for the school play confident that she will be selected because she “bee-lieves” she is an actress. Little does she know she is about to face her greatest humiliation so far.

Sandy is having a tough year, and sixth grade has only begun! She feels like the smallest person in the world, especially in her new middle school where the school bully hates her guts. Her home is not refuge either. Sandy is as lonely as can be, left only with vague dreams of being an actress. When she finds a special, mysterious book about a lonely bee named Asher, Sandy is able to make some changes in her life so she can begin to be who she is meant to be.

In This So-Called Disaster, Sandy Stockings discovers that it takes more than positive thinking to succeed, and that failure isn’t what she thought it was.


Readers will learn, as Sandy does, that failure is not a “disaster,” but rather, a valuable opportunity for learning. Sandy emerges with a new perspective and the courage to try again.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, John Jacobs was both the youngest and middle child in his family. For eight years, he was the youngest of three children, but then, two other siblings arrived, making him the middle child. Three years after his father passed away, his mother remarried, and her new husband brought ten children to the family! Aside from losing his bedroom when the two clans joined, John enjoyed a great life with his large family.

Play for Keeps

A Sandy Stockings Saga John Jacobs Illustrated by Shannon Parish Publication Date, Fall 2010 Juvenile Fiction 5.5 x 8.5, 136 pages, Trade Paper Carton Quantity: 96 Country of Origin: USA ISBN: 978-0-9822394-0-7


Sandy has been having a lot of great days lately. After a tough few months in middle school, she’s found a best friend, the guy she likes seems to like her back, and she’s finally pursuing her dream. She even gets the pet she’s always wanted for Christmas. But Sandy’s been hearing—and believing—a lot of negative stuff for a long time. So it’s not easy for her to learn to trust others…or herself. She’s not sure she deserves all the wonderful things that are happening. To have even more Best Days Ever, Sandy must summon all of her resources—the guidance of caring adults, the joy of loyal friends, her own creativity, and, of course, her constant companion, Asher the Bee—to listen to the voice deep inside her, the one that may be her father’s but just may be her own. In the latest in her “Sagas,” Sandy has a story to tell readers of all ages about growing brave enough to love, to trust…and to “fly free!”

John is a graduate of Ohio University with a degree in Education. He taught elementary school for five years while earning his Masters degree in reading and learning disability from Purdue University. John worked twenty-five years with a Fortune 500 company until, at the age of fifty, he decided to follow another dream, owning his own company. John’s wife, Ramona, is growing her business Pino Gelato based out of Hilton Head, SC. John is pursuing yet another dream. As a passionate writer and motivational speaker, he helps people gain confidence in themselves. John believes that everyone has what it takes to succeed when they have someone to mentor, motivate, and believe in them.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book go to the Sandy Stockings Foundation to help people fulfill their dreams. 33

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2010 IPPY Gold Medal Winner Health/Medicine/Nutrition

This Winner of 8 National Book Awards provides information that could prevent more than 400,000 birth defects each year! The Price of Ovulation

What if it were possible to eliminate hundreds of thousands of birth defects worldwide every year through the use of a little non-perscription pill?

The Truth about Fertility Drugs and Birth Defects and a Solution to the Problem

What if this magic pill had escaped detection by the scientific community right up until its discovery in 2008?

Terence Mix

In a story that reads like a John Grisham novel, truth trumps fiction in Terence Mix’s The Price of Ovulation with a revelation that will leave scientists and physicians throughout the world wondering how such an important piece of research could have gone unnoticed.

Foreword by Andrew E. Czeuzel, MD. PhD Publication Date, Fall 2009

The Price of Ovulation is an eye-opening expose´ about a previously unrevealed risk of fertility drugs— Clomid, in particular —the actions one manufacturer has taken to conceal that risk and the FDA complicity in allowing the cover up. Among its many revelations are documents never before seen by the public or medical community.

Womens Health 6 x 9, Trade Paper, 516 pages 19 Exhibits & Tables, Chronology, Glossary, Bibliography, and Index Carton Quantity: 20 Country of Origin: USA ISBN: 978-0-9802190-0-5

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What if the scientific detective that made the discovery happened to be a trial lawyer?



The author is perhaps the only outsider to sit within a pharmaceutical plant and personally scan thousands of pages of confidential documents. What’s revealed is a shocking story of the inner-workings of the pharmaceutical industry and why the country is in desperate need of a remedy for the failings of our designated watchdog. In chilling detail, The Price of Ovulation documents how the FDA turned its back on efforts to warn the public of the dangers of Clomid, including those efforts reported by the author.

What People are Saying: ...This gripping true-life medical/legal thriller casts serious doubts on the FDA’s impartiality and the “conservative” federal judiciary, while summarizing vital information for women considering fertility treatments. —Publishers Weekly, Red Star Review (Nov. ‘09)

...It quickly becomes clear that Mix knows how to work an audience. What follows feels a bit like a John Grisham novel, except with figures, transcripts, and courtroom testimonies thrown in to inform the reader and provide credibility. Even if you feel inclined to skip over some of the technical insets, you’ll still gain a lot of information as you ride Mix’s roller coaster trial story. ...a wonderful book that keeps you tearing through, angrily underlining and scribbling in the margins all the way to the end. Rating Excellent! —Eric Jones The greatest value of this book is an intriguing, yet credible proposal by the author that may one day have far-reaching humanitarian implications. This book may well be a beacon of hope to one day eradicating hundreds of thousands of birth defects throughout the world. —Andrew Czeizel, M.D., Ph. D. Professor of Genetics World Renowned, Award-Winning Teratologist An eye-opener to the workings of our drug prescription approval and monitoring process. After reading (this book) one may find it difficult to trust the safety of any medication and its labeling. —Ron Shemesh, M.D., Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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Health Women’s Health

Parenting/Family Pregnancy & Childbirth

Science General

Non-Fiction Experiences

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Throughout most of his 41 years in law, Terence Mix has engaged in the subspecialty of drug product liability, litigating against a majority of the major pharmaceutical companies in the country. In addition to prosecuting eight Clomid lawsuits over 24 years, he battled manufacturers of diethylstilbestrol (DES), oral contraceptives, progestins, L-tryptophan, phisoHex, and a number of other pharmaceutical drugs and products, including medical devices. His experience with drug product cases includes numerous trials and dozens of inspection trips to pharmaceutical plants, reviewing hundreds of thousands of medical and scientific documents maintained by the corporate defendants. In 1975, the author testified in front of one of the advisory committees to the FDA, a unique experience for an attorney lacking a degree in either science or medicine. In 1981, Terence Mix was elected president of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association (now Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles), and for 12 years he sat on the Board of Governors of the California Trial Lawyers Association (now Consumer Attorneys of California). Over the years, he has lectured and written extensively on litigation techniques and strategies, including the prosecution and trial of drug product cases. He is a former biographee in Who’s Who in California (1983) and Who’s Who in American Law (1985).


85% of your success in the workplace is dependent upon your attitude and social skills. Teague-Snider steps outside the bounds of boring etiquette books and uses real-life blunders, both humorous and horrifying, to illustrate common mistakes and lessons learned. Some will make you laugh out loud, others will make you cringe, but all will entertain you as you learn what you need to know to recession-proof your career and get the professional edge that will make you an indispensable asset to your organization. Over 4 million Americans are currently unemployed, and the number is growing at an alarming rate.

Professionally Polished

Do you have the knowledge and skills to be your best self in any business environment? Are you confident you can present a Professionally Polished image in any situation, both in the US and abroad?

Dallas Teague-Snider

In Professionally Polished, Teague-Snider steps outside the bounds of boring etiquette books and uses real-life blunders, both humorous and horrifying, to illustrate common mistakes and lessons-learned.

Business Etiquette Savvy for Today’s Competitive Market Publication Date, October 2009

Now, more than ever, it is crucial to get and maintain the competitive edge. Whether you’re looking for a job or hoping to hang on to the one you have, Professionally Polished is a must-read.

Business/Etiquette 5.5 x 8.5, 136 pages, Trade Paper Carton Quantity: 80 Country of Origin: USA ISBN: 978-0-9822394-1-4


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What People are Saying I have enjoyed your books; they are relevant and helpful in today’s business world. I will be passing along some of the information in an upcoming staff meeting. I am looking forward to our session sometime in the near future. Alisa Stephenson Events/Development, MJBI Teaching-Training-Touching Lives Being your best is essential in building productive relationships with others. Dallas’ book offers real world tools to show you how to put your best foot forward in any situation and increase the odds of establishing a profitable relationship. Maximizing your potential is productive. Why would you settle for less? Expect more, be more.” Laura Stack, Author, SuperCompetent: The Six Keys to Perform at Your Productive Best This book tells you how to be more powerful, persuasive, and influential in every business context: you learn the small things that can make you or break you in business. Brian Tracy Author- The Power of Charm Brian Tracy International Whether you are an uncut diamond or already a polished gem, Professionally Polished is an easy-to-follow wealth of tips and reminders! Most people assume they present themselves professionally, yet so few do so consistently. Professionally Polished provides the important reminders for what we know and the easy-to-follow basics for what we should know. Just because you are nice and try hard does not make you appear professional. Professionally Polished reminds of us of what we already know and teaches us what we should know. Glenn S. Phillips Owner/ Forte’ Inc If you are looking to make a lasting first impression, Dallas knows the answers! Dallas has substantial experience and great tips on etiquette that are not only beneficial in a business setting, but in your personal lives as well! Virginia Quigley Relationship Manager Enrollment Advisors, Inc.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dallas is the original “America’s Impression Engineer®”; she specializes in helping companies and individuals capitalize on the power of first impressions. As the oldest child of a bipolar single parent, Dallas learned at an early age that to create a different future, she was going to have to make it happen. Learning the social skills that level all playing fields, Dallas broke the barriers of poverty and now has the passion to help others do the same.

As a 20 year hospitality and hotel sales executive, Dallas brings her passion for the business community and for making a difference in the lives of others together as a speaker and trainer of business etiquette and international protocol. In March 2009, Dallas was featured on the cover of Personal Excellence Magazine. She is, a contributing writer for various magazine and business trades including the Birmingham Business Journal and Birmingham Works. Quoted in the “Career Couch” column in the New York Times, Dallas is now seen as the “go- to” expert when it comes to business etiquette and professional development. Dallas believes that business etiquette is for everyone. “It doesn’t take money to have class.” 39

TAKE THE LEAD IN YOUR MARKETPLACE AND SUSTAIN PROFITABILITY BY EMULATING THE LORDS OF THE JUNGLE Since the beginning of time, mankind has looked to the animal kingdom for insight into the tools of survival. Elephant Walk gives you an interesting and entertaining glimpse into the world of African elephants, and what makes them the lords of the jungle. Businesses that emulate those attributes can be empowered to take the lead in their marketplace. Sustained profitability is the result of balancing business performance with brand strategy for the long haul.

Reader Benefits

Elephant Walk

Balancing Business Performance and Brand Strategy for the Long Haul Patrick Smyth

• Reduce spending and lost time due to brand inefficiency

6 x 9, 198 pages, Trade Paper Index Carton Quantity: 38 Country of Origin: USA

Who should read this book? $19.95

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• Enhance customer perception and brand loyalty

• Increase employee retention and performance


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• Increase profits by aligning all human and operational resources with the brand promise • Truly differentiate your business in the marketplace through customer-focused brand strategies

Publication Date, Fall 2009

ISBN: 978-0-9802190-9-8

Coordinate every aspect of your business to create a sustainable brand

Business owners • Corporate executives • Chief marketing officers • Branding leaders • and You...

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Patrick Smyth has 30 years of senior executive business experience including strategic brand development initiatives at several large corporations. Born and raised in South Africa, he personally experienced elephants up close and personal. He has creatively shared some of those experiences in this book and created an interesting and at times amusing analogy for business leaders.

Nearly half of all small companies that lose business-critical data in a disaster do not reopen after the loss. 90% of those who do are out of business within two years.* Many small businesses are between a rock and a hard place. They depend upon computers, networks, and the internet, yet small business owners are often unaware of risks associated with IT. Leslie Knight highlights the hidden dangers and provides solutions that are easy to understand and implement. The absence of “techno-speak” makes this book the perfect resource for those who want to invest their time in growing their business, not learning the ins and outs of computer technology.

Navigating the IT Minefield will help you: • Discover the “blind spots” that expose your business to unnecessary risks.

Navigating the IT Minefield Straight Talk for the Small Enterprise Leslie Knight Publication Date, Fall 2010 Business/Technology

• Effectively communicate your business requirements to IT experts.

6.75 x 8.25, 516 pages, Trade Paper Tables and Bibliography Carton Quantity: 68 Country of Origin: USA

• Protect your systems and proprietary information.

ISBN: 978-0-9822394-9-0

• Develop strategies to plan for and manage system breakdowns, so they don’t bury your business.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR Leslie Knight is the founder of Knight Performance Management, a company focused on improving performance and decreasing costs through effective strategy integration and implementation, and team development. She applies over 20 years of experience planning and managing Information Technology at Fortune 500 Companies saving them millions of dollars to her work with small enterprise entrepreneurs. See how you can benefit!


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* November 2006 , CPA Technology Advisor, The Most Uncommon Common Disasters.


Change— Reform—Progress—Hope Join the Revolution Decent, hardworking, middle-class Americans are in economic peril as jobs disappear, our homes decline in value, and prices rise for food and fuel. We’re worried about other issues, too, sometimes afraid and sometimes angry. Politicians promise change, but can’t deliver because special interests control our government. Here’s how we can achieve the reforms we need. The first step is to update an idea that Democrats and Republicans supported in the 1960s: “guaranteed income.” Advocates then included Richard Nixon, George McGovern, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and: There is nothing except shortsightedness to prevent us from guaranteeing an annual minimum – and livable – income for every American family. — Martin Luther King Jr. Guaranteed annual income…would provide dignity for every citizen and choice for every citizen. — Margaret Mead

Peaceful, Positive Revolution: Economic Security for Every American

We should replace the ragbag of specific welfare programs with a single comprehensive program of income supplements in cash – a negative income tax. — Milton Friedman (1976 Nobel Laureate)

Steven Shafarman

Publication Date, October 2008 Politics 8.5 x 5.5, 244 pages, Trade Paper Appendix, Bibliography, Index Carton Quantity: 38 Country of Origin: USA ISBN: 978-0-9802190-1-2


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“We call on Congress…to adopt this year a national system of income guarantees and supplements.” — John Kenneth Galbraith, Paul Samuelson (1970 Nobel Laureate), James Tobin (1981 Nobel Laureate), and 1,200 other economists. A plan was almost enacted then and these ideas make even more sense today. The updated plan, “Citizen Policies,” guarantees economic security for every American, while cutting taxes and reducing the size of government. Plus, Citizen Policies will bring rapid progress on health care, global warming, national security, and other issues. Here’s renewed hope for each of us and our country — hope for our whole world

About the Author Steven Shafarman is the president of Citizen Policies Advocates and a member of the coordinating committee of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network. He has worked on political issues and campaigns since 1972. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Is the Monetary System Too Sick to Fix? Has the Economic Cancer Spread Too Far, Too Fast? No, but it will take work to untangle the mess in which the U.S. and its citizens are immersed. Monetary Reformer and Futurist, Richard Cook, was a government analyst who retired after 32 years of service. For 21 years, he worked with the U.S. Treasury, developing and teaching programs on public finance. He reveals… • How to reform the broken monetary system. • Why the public infrastructure must be rebuilt. • The way to create income security for all people.

Join a real and positive revolution—to reform a broken monetary system, rebuild our public infrastructure, and develop an income assurance strategy that gives everyone a chance at a future that provides for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.


We Hold These Truths: The Hope of Monetary Reform

Richard C. Cook

Richard C. Cook is a government analyst who, after thirtytwo years in government service, retired from the U.S. Treasury Department in January 2007. While at the Carter Whitehouse, Cook began his study of monetary reform. During his twenty-one years with Treasury, he coninued his study of U.S. monetary history, analyzed Treasury financial and administrative programs, and developed and taught training programs on public finance. In February 2007 he wrote the first of a series of essays that predicted the brutal economic landscape of Summer 2008. This book of collected essays charts a course for a better future.

Mr. Cook was the lead resource analyst at NASA for the

space shuttle solid rocket boosters. In 1985, he had written a memo that warned of catastrophic failure, based on meetings with headquarters engineers. He became a key figure in the investigation of the space shuttle Challenger disaster when he leaked a series of memos to the New York Times. His groundbreaking expose, Challenger Revealed: An Insider’s Account of How the Reagan Administration Caused the Greatest Tragedy of the Space Age was deemed “The most important space book in 20 years,” by

Publication Date, March 2009 Political Science/ Public Policy/General 8.5 x 5.5, 280 pages, Trade Paper Index Carton Quantity: 38 Country of Origin: USA ISBN: 978-0-9802190-6-7


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Reawaken the Hero in Everywoman A splendid display of language, love, romance, honor, trust, and magic. Kitty has brought to life a world that is ready to once again be real, magic that all woman do indeed hold and have forgotten. This book reminds us of the importance of that magic, how powerful we all are, and the journey of believing in yourself. Thank you Kitty for bringing forth such a powerful book. I felt connected to the characters and the magic. This book has ignited a new awakening of my own magic, and allowed me the pleasure of emotional wildness that swirls inside ones soul. The chivalrous display of the men in this book is unbound and lovingly presented to how men truly love and honor women.

Lorcan’s Bane

a tale of peril & the right use of magic Kitty Roxanna Connell Fiction 6.875 x 8.5, 376 pages, Trade Paper Carton Quantity: 34 Country of Origin: USA $19.95

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Publication Date, Fall 2008

ISBN: 978-0-9802190-3-6

• Women read this book to honor your own emotional turmoil and goddess within, and awaken your magical powers.

Kitty Connell offers an eccentric and compelling perspective on our relationship to nature and each other. The riveting plot and vivid characters appeal to the mind as well as the heart. Kitty sees life from an eccentric perspective. A mystic, even as a child, she is a perennial student whose interests include new physics, spirituality, the natural world, and human potential. Lorcan’s Bane is her informed fantasy about our relationship with nature and to each other. It is the first in a collection of novels conceived to reawaken the hero in every woman.

Cries of a Dying Nation: Atlantis Volume I Paula Szabo

Publication Date, Fall 2008 Fiction 5.5 x 8.5, 354 pages, Trade Paper Carton Quantity: 34 Country of Origin: USA ISBN: 978-0-9763706-8-0


Gift of the Lotus Flower: Atlantis Volume II Paula Szabo

Publication Date, Fall 2008 Fiction 5.5 x 8.5, 320 pages, Trade Paper Carton Quantity: 40 Country of Origin: USA ISBN: 978-0-9763706-9-7


The Atlantis series is a huanting tale of prophecy that begins in the death throes of our world’s first civilation and carries us through the pages of our history to a time in the near future. In books filled with warlords and warriors, mythical beings, and endearing but very human heroes, these stories will appeal to all readers of fantasy, science fiction and new age. In Cries of a Dying Nation, Atlantis Volume I, the nations of Atlantis prepare for the impending arrival of the warrior race from Anu. Forewarned by the sipritual beings that protect and guide the world of Gaia, they prepare through the creation of four underground cities and the birth of twelve children born with exceptional gifts. The children will face the horrors of a world gone mad as they grow and learn to use these gifts in a circle, and will be shown the destiny of the world to come should they fail the purpose for which they were born.

In Gift of the Lotus Flower, Atlantis Volume II, the saga of the last thirty years of Atlantis continues as the temple children enter into the awkwardness adn insecurity of adolescence. The nations of Gaia have grown desperate from the constant attacks by the Warlord Conak and unity is threatened. In their panic, they turn on the temple youth whom they believe have failed to protect them from the warrior race of Anu. The youth become the unwilling target of both worlds as they struggle to survive and fulfil the destiny for which they were born.

Kids Express Their Anger in 20 Fun Ways Written for kids, in a kid’s special language...Play! Everyone gets angry from time to time. Why not learn to express anger in a constructive and fun way! • This is Not a boring textbook • This is Not a fantasy storybook • It’s a FUN-filled Take-Action Book Anger is an emotion that tends to jump up in response to a threat—whether it’s real or imaginary. Like a playground remark that sounded like an insult. Our instinctive reactions are impulsive and typically based on habits developed in childhood. If anger is expressed on impulse with violent words or actions, it can hurt others, break relationships, and damage lives.

Let it Out, Let it Go 20 Fun Ways for Kids to Express Their Anger

Directed toward an elementary school audience, this book guides children to recognize and harness their anger instead of letting it control them. Through twenty fun activities, children develop healthy habits to control their impulses and release anger, stress and frustration in ways that won’t harm others or themselves.

Andrew Reasbeck, LMFT Publication Date, Fall 2008 Juvenile Non-Fiction Health & Daily Living / General


5.5 x 6.5, 108 pages, Trade Paper Carton Quantity: 80 Country of Origin: USA Fall 2008 ISBN: 978-0-9802190-2-9


Andrew Reasbeck has worked in early childhood education as a teacher and parent educator. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than thirty years of experience teaching and counseling families and children on issues of anger management and domestic violence. Andrew provides therapy in the Hospice program, to military families at Camp Pendleton, and in a variety of settings dealing with domestic violence, child abuse, and emotionally traumatized youth. Andrew has created programs for families and professionals on topics such as: anger and stress management, communication skills, coping with grief and loss, and enhancing self-esteem. As a therapist, he works with children and adolescents diagnosed with severe emotional disturbances, ADHD and anger management issues. Andrew lived and practiced in San Diego for twenty-nine years and recently moved to northern California to work in an equine-facilitated therapy program in the mountains near Mt. Shasta, California.


No Ordinary Novel No ordinary novel, From England to Jamestowne was written for children by children—twenty-nine of them to be exact! Under the skilled guidance of historical fiction author L. Katherine Dailey, this extraordinary story grew out of the imaginations of a fifth- then sixth-grade class of Meadow View Elementary School in Castle Rock, Colorado. It follows the first-person adventures of a delightful ten-year-old girl while holding true to flow, consistency, and voice. A truly remarkable feat for so many writers! Lucy Hall, a child from Devonshire, England, finds herself alone after the deaths of her mother and her grandmother. But she is no orphan. Her father had set sail to Jamestowne months earlier, one of the first settlers to travel to the New World. Desperate to escape a neighbor who wants her placed in an orphanage, Lucy hears about The Prosperity, a ship about to sail to the new colony. Girls are not allowed in Jamestowne, but this fails to deter young Lucy. Not knowing whether her father even survived the journey, she devises a way to gain passage despite the restriction. Her determination to undertake such a daunting journey will endear this spirited young girl to readers of all ages. Riding on the thrilling tide of the 400-year anniversary of Jamestowne’s founding, From England to Jamestowne captures the wonderful spirit of adventure that drove early settlers across the sea in search of freedom and new horizons and inspires modern-day readers to remember their courageous examples. Lucy Hall? She kind of represents all of us because we all work together to become her. When I was writing, I imagined myself in Lucy’s position and it just kind of came. —Hayley Marr, 6th grader. I just came up with the idea, Alex conceived the outline of a 10-yearold girl, Lucy Hall, and her travels from England to colonial America to find her father. At the beginning, it was very challenging ‘cause we all had different styles of writing, —Alex Atwood. They had to go through and find authentic language. What did they talk like then? Little details,...The person writing chapter one, couldn’t let the people (writing) chapter two, down. They had to put it together and they had to come up with one voice. —Kim Lindbloom Teacher

From England to Jamestowne

A Journey to Find My Father Lucy Hall Juvenile Fiction/Historical/United States/Colonial 5.5 x 8.5, 128 pages, Trade Paper Carton Quantity: 80 Country of Origin: USA Publication Date, Fall 2007 ISBN: 978-0-9763706-5-9


“100% Author’s Royalty” goes to Meadow View Elementary School

From England to Jamestowne is the first book from the Young Authors Publishing Program, (YAPP) a non-profit division of the Tendril Foundation, founded to encourage and inspire young people to discover their genius through creative writing, publishing, enterperneurism, and corporative capitalism 47

The morals of “The Magnificent Seven” Samurai meet today’s crop of would-be martial artists.

Above & Beyond Martial Arts

A Manual for life, energy, mixed martial arts, meditation and self-defense Chris Srigley Publication Date, Fall 2007 Juvenile/YA Non-Fiction Sports & Recreation /Martial Arts & Self Defense 8.25 x 6, 142 pages, Trade Paper Carton Quantity: 40, Country of Origin: USA ISBN: 978-0-9802190-5-0


Real-world, usable information. — Dave Turley, Gang Unit Detective

ABOUT THE AUTHOR In nearly four decades of life, Chris has had his ups and downs. He has used his life experience to test the techniques in this book, and now he has created a life that is a living dream! 48

This book includes traditional philosophy re-written by a mixed martial arts (MMA) instructor who is keeping kids in school and instilling principles that lead to quality living— producing “Champions for Life”! As Chris says, This book is not only about the fight against a physical opponent but a fight to liberate your mind and emotions because our toughest opponent lies within ourselves.

What People are Saying The Universe is abundant, infinite, and always giving. Energy moves all things, and only when someone harnesses the energy the Universe provides can he even start to understand it, himself, and God. These lessons of self-discipline, self-awareness, energy, honor and truth have helped me transcend every negative thing in my life. — Brandon Giddings, Student Chris uses martial arts training to bring out the inner warrior, the warrior who makes us the best we can be. If you want to win the fight of “life,” this book is for you. — Tom McNabb, father of two students Seeker of Truth Chris taught me the real meaning of martial arts and how to apply the teachings in real life, for self-defense or competition. I am a better person because he’s my coach and friend. Every single belt I have won is thanks to what Chris taught me. — Jose Luis Murillo, Nine-time Champion Mixed Martial Arts


The Rocky Mountain Myserties Series

Manitou Art Caper

Marked Evidence

Publication Date, Winter 2003

Publication Date, Spring 2004

Publication Date, Fall 2002

Juvenile/Mystery 8-12 years

Juvenile/Mystery 8-12 years

Juvenile/Mystery 8-12 years

8.25 x 5.3 113 pages, Trade Paper Carton Quantity: 40 Country of Origin: USA

8.25 x 5.3 113 pages, Trade Paper Carton Quantity: 40 Country of Origin: USA

Mystery on Rampart Hill

Emily Burns Illustrated by John Breeding

8.25 x 5.3 113 pages, Trade Paper Carton Quantity: 40 Country of Origin: USA ISBN: 0-9723259-0-5

Emily Burns Illustrated by John Breeding

ISBN: 0-9723259-1-3 $4.95

The Rocky Mountain Mysteries are delightful mystery novels that my daughter and I enjoy reading together. It’s not often you find adventures like these that will stimulate conversation between parent and child. We recommend these wonderful mysteries for every youth’s library” —Bridgette (Parent) & Alexandra, 11 years old


“Kids as young as 8 years old will enjoy this new mystery series full of adventure. The characters are well developed with personalities that are very relatable. The books also provide good moral values to live by.” — Jill Jolton, Colorado Parent Magazine

Emily Burns Illustrated by John Breeding

ISBN: 0-9723259-2-1


Author Emily Burns is back with another fantastic mystery adventure! This author’s characters have exciting mysteries while having lots of outdoor fun. They keep cool under pressure and show that keeping a level head and helping out others has many rewards.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Coming this Fall from Tendril Press Runaway Vandals and Halloween Heist

Emily Burns Illustrated by John Breeding Publication Date, Fall 2011 Juvenile/Mystery 8-12 years 8.25 x 5.3 113 pages, Trade Paper Carton Quantity: 40 Country of Origin: USA

The Thompson kids are excellent rold models for todays young! Parents, schools, and libraries need to take a close look at this up-and-coming series. Highly recommended readgin!� — Detra Fitch, Huntress Book Reviews

Emily Burns was only four years old the first time she saw the Rocky Mountains and fell in love with them. Growing up in Ohio, she dreamed that someday she would make her home in the mountains, and as she grew up, she realized another passion: writing. Even as a young child she could often be found in some hidden corner writing or reading. Having spent a lot of time with children, including work as a nanny, Emily has come to realize that writing for children is an area that comes naturally for her. In particular, she excels in writing mysteries for juveniles, which is still her favorite reading material even as an adult. Today she resides in Aurora, CO just east of the mountains with her daughter and husband.


“Second Messenger is about love versus fear and the hope for the future.” In the waxing days of the new millennium (the big event having passed with nary a whimper), probable futures court the imagination of humanity. From within this fertile womb of possibilities, a true hero steps forward. Can he prevail against the ancient power structures that extinguished the dream once before? Or will history repeat itself to the detriment of humankind? The answer resides in each human heart, and it’s more powerful than any other force on Earth. Second Messenger is an authentic visionary novel. First published in 2000, Gale and Kitty Connell predicted many of the events we face today, and they offer solutions that individuals can practice to create the world we wish to inhabit.

Second Messenger

Praise for Second Messenger

Gale O. Connell Kitty Roxanna Connell

“I spent most of the time reading this book nodding my head and smiling at the underlying spiritual messages. It is a great practical lesson or a wonderful, soul-warming affirmation.” —Cameron Mandrake, Dragon Spirit Magazine

A Visionary Novel

ISBN: 0-9676852-0-6


Fiction 6 x 9, 376 pages, Trade Paper Carton Quantity: 34 Country of Origin: USA

ABOUT THE AUTHORS Gale and Kitty live in the mountains west of Boulder, Colorado. Although Gale and Kitty love writing together, they write individually, as well. Kitty’s first solo novel, Lorcan’s Bane, is a multiple award-winner. Boanns’ Daughter, sequel to Lorcan’s Bane, ison page 26 of this catalog. When Gale is not writing, he shares his business expertise with inventors, entrepreneurs and small business owners. Gale and Kitty choose the quiet life, because (to paraphrase Mary Stewart’s Merlin) “God cannot speak to the mind too busy to listen.”


“Second Messenger is about love versus fear and the hope for the future. Gale and Kitty Connell delivered a superb book!” —Richard Fuller, Metaphysical Reviews “Human, machine, and a Higher Power all collide in this revolutionary novel and what a surprising experience!…Cleverly disguised as a science fiction novel, Second Messenger lured me in and captivated me while spinning an ethereal tale…Second Messenger turns the concept of spiritual novel on its head and delivers its message well.” —Sylvanna Faire, Magical Blend Magazine “For me, Second Messenger is three ahas in the first two pages and then it gets even better.” —Carla Crowfoot, Owner, Illusions Bookstore, Phoenix, AZ “I purchased your book and simply could not put it down till I finished it. It’s one of the best books that I’ve read in a long time!!!!!” —Babs from Phoenix “It was awesome. I can’t wait for the next installment!” —Sue from Spokane “I am thoroughly enjoying your tome of wisdom !! Trying to figure who to send it to so the Movie can be started…WHAT A STORYLINE!!” —Jan from Spokane

Adventures to Inspire and Solutions that Add Value to Your Business True business stories that are entertaining to read, and offer unique insights into being an entrepreneur. A must read for the seasoned business operator and person just starting their entrepreneurial career. • Each story, besides being entertaining, has practical lessons learned by the business owner which can be directly applied to everyday business ownership situations • Contains practical business tips on how to acquire, manage, and sell a small business. • As a bonus, the appendix contains some valuable management “how to do it” information, tools, and forms.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Thomas has owned, operated, and sold 17 businesses with an aggregate sale amount of over $10 million. Some of the businesses were as small as $100,000 in annual gross revenues, and some exceeded $5,000,000. He has managed over 2000 people in his business career. The nature of the businesses ranged from dental offices (16) and childcare centers (23) to a plumbing/heating company, a landscape company, a vehicle modifier for handicap persons, a direct mail marketing company, and 11 others. Currently, Lee is a coach/mentor for business owners, and potential business owners, in addition to providing seminars and speaking engagements. He is married with six children, nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Magical Business Solutions

The Adventures of a Serial Entrepreneur and Lessons Learned

Dr. Lee Thomas ISBN: 0-9786807-0-7


Publication Date, March 2008 Business 8.5 x 5.5, 208 pages, Trade Paper Appendix Carton Quantity: 38 Country of Origin: USA


More than 90% of the energy and mass in the universe is currently unseen and unexplained. Meet the energy of your consciousness. And the paranormal. And gravity. And dowsing and crop circles and healing. And 90% of the Universe. This book describes a state of matter and energy all around us which is non-thermodynamic, non-magnetic, and nonelectric. It has no electromagnetic (EM) couplings and our electronics cannot measure it. “Such a material, which does not have EM couplings, would naturally be dark today.” (Lawrence Krauss)

The Odic Energy

Physics of Conciousness and the Paranormal; Auras,ESP, Telepathy, and Anti-Gravity Dean Baldwin ISBN: 978-0-9776512-0-7


Science/Body, Mind & Spirit/Psychic Phenomena 6 x 9, 376 pages, Trade Paper Experiments, Bibliography, index Carton Quantity: 34 Country of Origin: USA

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dean Baldwin has created the nonprofit Odic Energy Research Institute and solicits reader cooperation to continue the odic research which Academic Science will not and cannot conduct.


But the odic world is not dark. We have met the odic detector and it is us, under the right conditions. “Here are your choices in a sentence: Is the non-electric form of energy which comprises 90% of the Universe completely new and unknown forms of matter and energy, or is the non-electric form based on baryonic matter with a metamorphosis of the form of electric charge?” (Page 307) Odic (Oh’- dic) energy was studied by Karl von Reichenbach 150 years ago but was disregarded by a Science entranced by electric energy and confused by odyle. Odyle is usually overwhelmed by the strength of the electric quantum state of matter. This book explains the odic quantum state all around us in modern terms and relates it to many previously unexplained - “paranormal” - phenomena. For example, most of the Universe shines in light of the odic radiation spectrum, the same radiation we use in ESP and telepathy. The author combines a wide-ranging formal education in Physics, a degree in Psychology (emphasis in physiology), and broad reading in the paranormal. This book is the culmination of a life-long quest to find the meet-point of Physics and human consciousness. The result of this search is the rediscovery and modern explanation of odic energy and its place in the Universe.

Odic perceptions and functions are considered paranormal but in fact are quite normal. This is the third book in the trilogy of the contemporary description of odic (Oh’-dik) energy. This book focuses on 30 states of consciousness which are classified in four larger domains within two consciousness systems. The two consciousness systems are physically based in the cerebrum (Personality or P consciousness) and the cerebellum (Soma or S), with each hemisphere of those two brain structures dominated by one of the two odic polarities. The two systems each consist of an odic “energy engine” which maintains low-frequency (below 25 Hz.) oscillations and reservoirs of the two polarities of odic flux. The odic oscillations and the flow of odic flux along the glial system to brain nuclei perform most of the functions of consciousness. Our electric instruments only measure the EEGs of the electric energy part of the brain, which is coupled to the odic oscillations. Biological organisms are currently the best odic detectors but odic perceptions are considered paranormal. The author explains how to reach different states of consciousness and why odic perceptions and functions are in fact quite normal in most of those states.

Odic States

of Conciousness and Healing Dean Baldwin ISBN: 978-0-9776512-2-1


Science/Body, Mind & Spirit/Psychic Phenomena 6 x 9, 376 pages, Trade Paper Experiments, Bibliography, index Carton Quantity: 34 Country of Origin: USA


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Tendril Press Spring 2011 Catalog  

Tendril Press, LLC, is an independent trade press publishing thought-provoking, inspirational, educational, and humanitarian books for adult...