Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 130 self-published titles below. Each appears with a list of retailers that are selling the book and a description provided by its author. Some of these writers are waiting to be discovered; others have a track record and a following and are doing it on their own. If you are a self-published author interested in listing titles in this section, please visit publishersweekly.com/pw-select for more information.

Fiction

71 Days to Save the World: An Alternate View

Robert Pins. AuthorHouse. $19.76 paper (242p), ISBN 978-1-5246-7843-2; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-7846-3

Amazon

Trump, Brexit, sewage treatment plants—it all fits, perfectly. A mix of thought-provoking satire, occasional rant, and an entirely new perspective on your daily news.

The Best Season: The Challenging Finish; Honoring Black Ball (Negro League Baseball) Through Baseball Game Simulation

Bob May. Dog Ear. $44.95 hardcover (306p), ISBN 978-1-4575-5768-2; $26.95 paper (306p), ISBN 978-1-4575-5569-5

Amazon, BN.com

Twenty-one stars of Negro League Baseball play 375 of the greatest Major League players (1881–1987) in 165 games in this two-book series.

Betrayal of Faith

Mark M. Bello. iUniverse. $19.95 paper (304p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0627-2; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0628-9

Amazon

A courageous mother starts an epic court battle with the priest who harmed her sons. Standing in her way? The Coalition, a secret, powerful church organization.

The Broken Harmonica

Samuel K. Leonard. Xlibris. $22.99 paper (578p), ISBN 978-1-5144-8811-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-8810-2

Amazon

The saga of Cornelius Wright from his earliest years to his coming-of-age on a plantation in the old South to his journey to freedom.

Come Back Home

Iain A. Tunliss. Xlibris. $23.28 paper (294p), ISBN 978-1-5245-9850-1; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-9849-5

Amazon

This is about one person’s determination and a promise to help the world he lives in prosper and reduce coveting, according to his belief in the laws of Moses.

Dream Fishing the Little Spokane

Jeffrey Dunn. Jeffrey Dunn. $19.95 hardcover (154p), ISBN 978-0-9993339-0-7

Ingram

A historically inspired, environmentally informed novel. Impressions include Jung finding the source, Nin finding masculinity, and Whitman and Spokane Garry prophesying the Civil War.

Exile from Jamestown

Arnie P. Zimbelman. iUniverse. $12.95 paper (162p), ISBN 978-0-595-34898-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-595-79615-1

Amazon

Pocahontas, Powhatan, and Capt. John Smith play a part in this fictional account of Jamestown, the first permanent British settlement in North America.

Father’s Day

Gary Kyriazi. Outskirts. $24.95 hardcover (267p), ISBN 978-1-4787-8546-0

Outskirtspress.com, Amazon, BN.com

Pastor Salvatore Satori and his frightened congregation are forced to either face their individual truths or hide from them by pursuing theft, deceit, adultery, suicide, and murder.

The Gills Creek Five

Greg M. Dodd. Harvest Chronicles. $6.99 paper (162p), ISBN 978-0-9915332-4-4

Amazon, BN.com

A comic blend of characters into one setting for a most unusual men’s small group.

Harley and Regina: From Missing Birds to Massacre

Ralph Roland Karst. Dorrance. $21 paper (328p), ISBN 978-1-4809-1330-1

DorranceBookstore.com

A mythological take on good and evil, with Harley, a hawk, battling Regina, a harpy eagle.

The Harvard Square Mob

Neil Mahoney. Outskirts. $12.95 paper (166p), ISBN 978-1-4787-8760-0

Outskirtspress.com, Amazon, BN.com

During the Vietnam War, a group of students and a professor plan to call more attention to their protests, leading to problems and providing a surprise ending.

High Desert High

Steven Schindler. The Elevated. $16 paper (303p), ISBN 978-0-9662408-0-1

Theelevatedpress.com, Amazon, Baker Taylor, BN.com

Undercover cop Paul Santo gets fed up with New York and after a family tragedy drives cross-country with his estranged daughter to begin a new life in the mysterious California high desert.

The Hope Store

Dwight Okita. CreateSpace. $13.95 paper (270p), ISBN 978-1-5483-7912-4

Amazon

Two men discover a way to install hope into the hopeless. But when a customer has a surprising reaction, will science rescue her, or will she have to save herself?

House on Jacaranda Hill

Mary Kay Abbott. CreateSpace. $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5470-4945-5

Amazon

A black housemaid. A 16-year-old white girl. An aging matriarch. Each one harbors secrets that collide in one unspeakable shame.

The Isle of Thom

Richard J. Miller. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (148p), ISBN 978-1-5245-3893-4; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-3892-7

Amazon

A living thing masquerading as an island will test Jake and Rinah Richardson’s cunning and creative resourcefulness as they try to escape a deep and watery grave.

Kala’s Choice

Marcia Breece. Partners. $14.95 paper (222p), ISBN 978-1-944887-16-2; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-944887-17-9

Amazon

When an American executive meets one of Mumbai’s many street children, their unlikely connection leads to remarkable changes in the lives of many different people, including their own.

Legacy at Liberty Lake

Cheryl Devenney. CreateSpace. $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-692-92922-3

Amazon

Teenager Carly’s world is transformed by her great-grandmother’s story that reveals the spirit and passion of a family’s determination to grab a piece of the American dream.

Love in the Cretaceous

Howard W. Robertson. Anaphora. $35 hardcover (130p), ISBN 978-1-68114-333-0; $20 paper (130p), ISBN 978-1-68114-332-3

Anaphoraliterary.com, Amazon

A love story set in a dinosaur park a century from now. The fate of Homo sapiens is uncertain, and Ted Beebe loses the love of his life. Canny coping ensues.

Missing Mr. Wingfield

E. Christopher Clark. Clarkwoods. $16 paper (277p), ISBN 978-0-9994044-0-9

Amazon, Apple iBooks, BN.com, Kobo

Pregnant at 16 but secretly in love with the girl driving her to the clinic to make things right, Veronica decided to keep her baby. But now, eight years later, she questions everything.

A Most Daunting Time

Robert Roach. Outskirts. $17.95 paper (276p), ISBN 978-1-4787-8517-0

Outskirtspress.com, Amazon, BN.com

An epic tale of two families in the 1930s in the shadow of the Great Depression.

The Quest to Overthrow Heaven

Bolko Zimmer. Outskirts. $14.95 paper (209p), ISBN 978-1-4787-8040-3

Outskirtspress.com, Amazon, BN.com

The ultimate confrontation between good and evil, the story begins at the dawn of time in a universe populated by seraphim, cherubim, and countless angels, all with their own agendas.

Saba Nisha: A Love Story

Lakshmi Raj Sharma. Notion. 94¢ e-book, ASIN B075T7365Z

Notionpress.com, Amazon, Apple iBooks, Google Play, Kobo

An Indian novella where life learns from art. A love story and a literary thriller with a love triangle.

Scarred on Both Sides: God’s Decision

Frank Houston. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (232p), ISBN 978-1-5144-7567-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-7563-8

Amazon

A book of short stories providing an awakening for the broken and/or forsaken hearts and minds of a broken people.

Siren Song: Har Megiddo 2.0

Ian T. King. CreateSpace. $18.95 paper (474p), ISBN 978-1-5469-4742-4

Amazon

A political thriller that follows the lives of several characters swept up in the global war on terror.

Song at Dawn (The Troubadours Quartet): 1150 in Provence

Jean Gill. The 13th Sign. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B005ZCEH2K

Amazon

Set in the 12th century, Gill’s romantic thrillers include amazing women who shape history in battles and in bedchambers.

The Stranger: A Story of Romance and Intrigue

Eleanor Lee Gustaw. WestBow. $27.95 paper (396p), ISBN 978-1-5127-7687-4; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5127-7686-7

Amazon

Two married detectives discover God’s plan for their lives when a tragedy almost takes them down. The heart of God’s plan impacts their work with greater value than they could have ever imagined.

The Sun Shines Brightest at Midnight

Youlanda Brewster. Black Rose Writing. $17.95 paper (184p), ISBN 978-1-61296-841-4

Amazon, BN.com

A celebration of love. A saga of a multicultural, multiracial family that spans 250 years and covers the globe.

Term Limits

Paul Holbert. Outskirts. $24.95 paper (249p), ISBN 978-1-4787-2615-9

Outskirtspress.com, Amazon, BN.com

Follow the suspense that ensues as elected representatives finally realize one American is at his limit.

Tigranes

Dikran Chamlian. Outskirts. $23.95 paper (333p), ISBN 978-1-4787-9064-8

Outskirtspress.com, Amazon, BN.com

A historical saga told in a series of extraordinary adventures, this novel finds its roots in the author’s rich family history.

Tom and Lovey: Under the Moon into the Wood

G.R. Jerry. Book Venture. $13.99 paper (220p), ISBN 978-1-64069-710-2

Amazon, BN.com, BookVenture

A dark tale of revenge, sacrifice, and evil.

The Vicissitudes of Fortune

Bob Siqveland. Outskirts. $18.95 paper (382p), ISBN 978-1-4787-8589-7

Outskirtspress.com, Amazon, BN.com

A Japanese, a Jew, a Native American, an African-American, and a white kid from middle-class America form an interdependent relationship in the jungles of Vietnam.

Worms Drowning in the Rain

Thomas Rohrer. iUniverse. $28.99 paper (648p), ISBN 978-1-5320-1271-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-1272-3

Amazon

A dysfunctional childhood, Catholic school, and a Navy stint haven’t helped Calvin through a recession and changing times, so he hops on a bus with an empty wallet in search of his identity.

Poetry

Brighter This Time

Micah-Nahum Ferguson. iUniverse. $12.95 paper (110p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0493-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0492-6

Amazon

Ferguson explores love, loss, spirituality, and identity in poems that attempt to connect the jagged stars of a young man’s subconscious. Pieces display questions and affirmations, introspection and observation, truth and fiction.

A Flower in a Box

Bradley Perera. AuthorHouse. $18.24 paper (198p), ISBN 978-1-5049-8827-8; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5049-8829-2

Amazon

This poetry collection examines choice. Betrayal regards survival and instinct.

Walking on a Moonbeam: And Other Views from the Creek Bank

Bill McDonald. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (80p), ISBN 978-1-5434-3093-6

Amazon, BN.com, Books-A-Million, Xlibris

Poems written during an engineer’s 50 years in U.S. space and national defense programs, covering youth, adventure, love, seasons, change, hope, places and things, farewells, and prayer.

Mystery/Thriller

Boom-Boom!

Wally Duff. CreateSpace. $15.25 paper (438p), ISBN 978-1-5486-8610-9

Amazon, BN.com

A former investigative reporter who made a mistake and was fired seeks a front-page story she can write that a major newspaper will publish.

Greco’s Game

James Houston Turner. Regis. $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9586664-6-6

Amazon

The deadliest chess game ever played. Redemption at a price.

Half Life

Dana Barney. Flatline. $14.99 paper (294p), ISBN 978-0-9965888-2-9

Amazon, BN.com

The year is 2025, and Peter Richards has become immersed in an online world where it’s impossible to tell the difference between the virtual world and real life.

The Jewish FBI Agent

M.A. Ettlinger. Martin Ettlinger. $7.95 paper (105p), ISBN 978-1-5219-9559-4

Amazon

A stolen painting. Israeli security seizes a cache of Nazi stolen art and a Nazi. A risky plan leads to its recovery.

Murder at the Rocks: A Fitzjohn Mystery

Jill Paterson. J. Henderson. $10.99 paper (268p), ISBN 978-0-646-55853-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-646-55834-9

Amazon

A suspect in his uncle’s murder, Nicholas Harford is shaken to the core after he receives a gold locket that unravels his family’s dark truths.

The Portfolio Manager

Paul Blueford. CreateSpace. $12.99 paper (226p), ISBN 978-1-974365-45-6

Amazon

A thriller of Paul Sense, a French-American portfolio manager, whose professional trade takes him across different financial centers.

Srepska

Lucas Sterling. Nurrebbul. $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9993387-1-1

Amazon, Smashwords

Agent Fredric Ulrich investigates the cybercrime gang who sparked massive unrest in Kenya by taking over electronic transactions. A massive cyberattack soon begins in the U.S.

Twisted Doubles: Chillingly Criminal

Joanie Pariera. Primedia. 99¢ e-book, ISBN 978-1-64007-118-6

Amazon, Apple iBooks

Set in India, with the South Asian tsunami of 2004 as a backdrop, this is a story of identity crises.

Wendall’s Lullaby

Kip Koelsch. Kip Koelsch. $16.99 paper (600p), ISBN 978-1-5220-2110-0; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B074KHLF4P

Amazon

In a race to save hundreds of dolphins, Dr. Angela Clarke clashes with shadowy military interests out to protect the U.S. from an imminent threat.

SF/Fantasy/Horror

Ansgar: The Struggle of a People. The Triumph of the Heart.

Aleksandra Layland. CreateSpace. $12 paper (274p), ISBN 978-1-5076-7498-7

Amazon, BN.com, Books-A-Million

A man searches for indigenous people on the brink of extinction. He’ll defy convention and marry among them, founding a family that will change the future of his kingdom forever.

A Broken Peace: Chronicles of Nysa

Emmy Wu. Kooshy Bird. $14.95 paper (446p), ISBN 978-0-9986127-0-6; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9986127-1-3

Amazon

After witnessing unexplainable cruelty as a child, Ezrah Raziel, newly crowned queen of Delego Republic, is determined to use her magic to create a perfect utopia for humanity.

How the Vortex Changed My Life

Pamela K. Kinney. Shade. $12.95 paper (218p), ISBN 978-1-975954-32-1; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B075PX4QLW

Amazon

Cat Viggolone’s life went from dull to hellish with a vortex. With newfound friends, she must find a way to save her world. Her life is no longer boring, if she doesn’t die first.

Living the Good Death

Scott Baron. Curiouser. $14.95 paper (332p), ISBN 978-1-945996-14-6; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B075461X56

Ingram

A young woman who believes she is Death trapped in human form finds herself inconveniently locked in a psych ward as she tries to cross back to the other side.

New Praetorians 1: Sienna McKnight

R.K. Syrus. Yuan Kun. $2.99 paper (285p), ISBN 978-1-910890-06-6

Amazon

A near-future technothriller. Soldier Sienna McKnight pursues her terrorist cousin. They gain extraordinary powers and fight an epic battle over the fate of humanity and a unique orphan girl.

The Quantum Cop

Lesley L. Smith. Quarky. $5.99 e-book, ASIN B01FQHECJ6

Amazon, BN.com, Kobo, Smashwords

Madison Martin learns how to use quantum physics to control reality. When the secret gets out, can she save reality itself?

Reapers of Souls and Magic (The Rohrlands Saga, Book 1)

R.E. Fisher. Between the Lines. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0759XTZPY

Amazon, Ingram

Tetra learned several truths: Leaving home was inevitable. Accepting a cursed sword was unforeseeable. Killing her best friend was unforgivable.

Running Cold

Steve Zell. Tales from Zell. $7.99 e-book, ASIN B008GO77EE; $7.49 audio, ASIN B074F3ZWWB

Amazon, Apple iBooks, Audible, BN.com

An ancient gift becomes a nightmare for a single mother and her son, Michael, in ’60s-era Southern California. Michael isn’t like other boys.

Romance Erotica

Unloved, a Love Story

Katy Regnery. Katharine Gilliam Regnery. $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-944810-15-3

Amazon, Apple iBooks, BN.com, Kobo

When Cassidy, the son of Maine’s most notorious serial killer, finds Brynn, a hiker injured on the Appalachian Trail, a battle between nature and nurture will lead to love or tragedy.

With My Whole Heart

MariaLisa deMora. MLK. $12.99 paper (280p), ISBN 978-0-9983267-6-4

Amazon, Apple iBooks, BN.com, Books-A-Million, Overdrive

A happily-ever-after love story about complicated families with a side of sassy blonde added to the main course of hunk-o-rama male.

Nonfiction

The 5 Secrets to Social Success with Biblical Principles

Lina W. Liken Cali Blalock. WestBow. $16.95 paper (128p), ISBN 978-1-4908-2198-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4908-2199-3

Amazon

The authors outline the five secrets to social success for readers looking for biblical guidance. Readers will learn to overcome issues that hold them back.

5 Steps to Take Before Your Next Job Interview

Lawrence Oleary. iUniverse. $16.95 paper (190p), ISBN 978-1-4917-6292-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-6294-3

Amazon

A large majority of Fortune 1000 organizations currently use the same job interview format. Dr. OLeary calls on his decades of experience conducting these interviews to maximize the next interview performance.

Airdrie’s Boys: Fostering as a Family Form

Airdrie Thompson-Guppy. iUniverse. $12.95 paper (118p), ISBN 978-1-4759-3048-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4759-3049-8

Amazon

A poignant story of caring for children. For families who need to know that lives can change and mend and for all those who dedicate their professional lives to helping children discover a better life.

Back to the Futures: The Remarkable Power of Simple Mathematics in Futures Trading

Richard A. Fell. Dorrance. $63 paper (212p), ISBN 978-1-4809-3165-7

DorranceBookstore.com

Learn the scientific way to trade the futures market. Clear, detailed, with full-color graphs. Fell says simple mathematics and patience are all that’s needed to learn how to predict the market.

Bad Choices Make Good Stories: Going to New York; How the Great American Opioid Epidemic of the 21st Century Began

Oliver Markus Malloy. Becker and Malloy. Free e-book, ASIN B0754V75KP

Amazon, Apple iBooks, BN.com, Google Play, Kobo, Smashwords

A true story—and dark comedy—about a teenage hacker from Germany who goes to New York, looking for love. What could possibly go wrong?

BadRedhead Media 30-Day Book Marketing Challenge

Rachel Thompson. Lisa Hagan. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B01N7L97JY

Amazon

Thompson provides 30 easy daily challenges containing a wealth of information, with easy-to-follow assignments to help an author’s book sales.

Breathing Together: A Guide for Integral Relationships

Rich Pfeiffer. Growth. $24.95 paper (280p), ISBN 978-1-893505-67-4

Amazon, Growth Central

A guide offering skills and exercises for more depth in a relationship. The author weaves knowledge with experience to show the reader how to thrive in a relationship.

The Call of the Wilderness: A Trapper’s Tale

Dave Vander Meer. iUniverse. $14.95 paper (194p), ISBN 978-1-4917-2973-1; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-2974-8

Amazon

The author looks back on his time in the woods in wonder. Experience the beauty, danger, and excitement that a trapper enjoys during his daily routines.

Changed by the Rain: Life After a Brain Injury

Candice C. Kirkbride. iUniverse. $12.95 paper (110p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0414-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0416-2

Amazon

At the tender age of 15, Kirkbride found her life changed forever, but despite the challenges she continues to face, she refuses to be defined by that one fateful night.

Coffee Shop University

Mario Kfoury. Comet. $17 paper (207p), ISBN 978-0-9955679-0-0; $11.89 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9955679-2-4

Amazon

A book about cross-cultural differences from mythological, philosophical, psychological, and sociopolitical perspectives.

A Commentary on the Gospel of John

Stanley C. Polski. Xlibris. $23.99 paper (432p), ISBN 978-1-5245-1141-8; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-1139-5

Amazon

This commentary on the Gospel of John is but one of 12 baskets containing fragments of five loaves of doctrine giving rise to the bread of everlasting life.

Gimme 15 Inches: Rants, Raves and Deadline-Driven Observations

Dave Molter, illus. by Michael J. Andrulonis. Handbasket. $16.95 paper (222p), ISBN 978-0-692-85557-7

Amazon

A collection of columns and essays by award-winning writer Dave Molter.

God Wants You to Be the Man and So Does She

Nicole Showell. Dog Ear. $15 paper (152p), 978-1-4575-5349-3

Dogearspublishing.net

This book hopes to inspire every man to know and understand his role and the true meaning of manhood. It will try to equip readers to live with purpose as God’s man.

God, Darwin, and the Problem of Evil

James J. Garber. Trafford. $14.33 paper (282p), ISBN 978-1-4907-7183-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4907-7184-7

Amazon

A systematic explanation of the problem of evil, including a review of prior solutions, an extended analysis of the law of evolution, and how evolution provides a satisfactory solution to the problem of evil.

I Told You So!! One Nurse’s “Notes” on the 2016 Election

Althea Lewis-Banks. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (226p), ISBN 978-1-5246-8564-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-8563-8

Amazon

If you start losing your health care or your meals on wheels, we warned you. I told you so—stop voting against your own interest.

The Journey of My Life

Eugene McCann. Toplink. $19.99 paper (426p), ISBN 978-1-947620-93-3

Amazon

This book is surrounded with the guidance of St. Benedict.

Keep Breathing: Recollections from a 103-Year-Old

Morrie Markoff. Beverly Palm. $5.99 e-book, ASIN B07577VQ67

Amazon

The author shares her advice from over 100 years of living.

The Legend of Santa Dan and Mark the Elf: Just a Couple of Nincompoops

Georgiann Fischer. Outskirts. $15.95 paper (223p), ISBN 978-1-4787-6158-7

Outskirtspress.com, Amazon, BN.com

Santa Dan and Mark the Elf’s charming and endearing antics have delighted the hearts of many unsuspecting souls from infants to Gen-Xers to well-seasoned citizens all year long.

The Lily Pad and the Dragonfly: A Story of Spiritual Enlightenment as Told by Arden L. Johnson

Heidi A. Mengis. AuthorHouse. $12 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-4490-2535-9

Amazon

A story of how a waterbug turns into a beautiful dragonfly. With his huge wings, the dragonfly could fly and discover things he never knew existed.

The Mammoth Letters: Running Away to a Mountain Town

Jennifer K. Crittenden. Whistling Rabbit. $17.95 paper (260p), ISBN 978-0-9847360-8-9; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9847360-9-6

Amazon, BN.com, Ingram

A blend of anecdote, history, and description, this amusing and sensitive portrayal of Mammoth Lakes, Calif., reveals how a majestic alpine wilderness affects those living at its edge.

My Doctor Said, “Trust Me”

Beth Bach. Dorrance. $14 paper (140p), ISBN 978-1-4809-4435-0

Dorrancebookstore.com

A true story of destructive medical malpractice. Abandoned by her doctors, Bach had no alternative but legal recourse. She encourages all doctors to keep their compassion and honesty.

My Life with Death: The Firsthand Account of an Undertaker’s Journey

David J. VanBuskirk. Outskirts. $26.95 hardcover (290p), ISBN 978-1-4787-3160-3

Outskirtspress.com, Amazon, BN.com

The author takes readers through his most memorable instances as an ambulance driver, dealing with the injured, the dying, and the dead.

My Story

Isabella Isitoro. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (106p), ISBN 978-1-5245-7712-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-7711-7

Amazon

A true story about some of the author’s experiences while living through World War II and beyond.

My Unplanned Journey

Nicole F. Church. CreateSpace. $6.99 paper (174p), ISBN 978-1-5495-6733-9

Amazon

This firsthand account of a young woman’s journey in life is based on real-life events. The story highlights the impact small decisions can make for the rest of one’s life.

Overdose: Letters from Dad

Jack Dison. Outskirts. $14.95 paper (151p), ISBN 978-1-4787-8205-6

Outskirtspress.com, Amazon, BN.com

A father’s collection of letters to his son who died from an opioid overdose and the healing that writing these letters brought to him.

Passing On: What’s Fair in Family Inheritance?

Ruth Dixon-Mueller. CreateSpace. $14 paper (194p), ISBN 978-1-5469-9147-2

Amazon

This book helps navigate the ethical and emotional challenges of choosing beneficiaries and distributing assets fairly in one’s will.

Playing House in Provence: How Two Americans Became a Little Bit French

Mary-Lou Weisman. iUniverse. $13.95 paper (182p), ISBN 978-1-5320-2534-1

Amazon, iUniverse.com

A middle-aged American couple experiment with life in Provence to hilarious effect.

The Ramblings of an Old Man: A Composite of Articles, Short Stories and Recipes

Cal Kraft. Outskirts. $19.95 paper (196p), ISBN 978-1-4787-3901-2

Outskirtspress.com, Amazon, BN.com

Take a trip down memory lane and recreate luscious foods by well-known personal chef and culinary instructor Chef Cal Kraft.

Really Weird Stuff II: Amazing True Stories

Gregg Kanon. Outskirts. $17.95 paper (291p), ISBN 978-1-4787-9180-5

Outskirtspress.com, Amazon, BN.com

This book contains over 40 stories that seem too bizarre to be true yet are.

The Re-creation of Planet Earth and the Real Account of Life’s Beginnings: A Compelling Analysis of Creation, Evolution, the Big Bang, God, Jesus, and Heaven

Brian Donnelly. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (116p), ISBN 978-1-5320-1733-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-1732-2

Amazon

This biblical and scientific commentary provides a provocative interpretation of the creation story in Genesis and combines this account with scientific evidence about the beginning of Earth and life.

Right in the Middle but Left Out

Jeffery Trees. Book Venture. $10.99 paper (149p), ISBN 978-1-64069-609-9

Amazon, BN.com, BookVenture

The author shares how he couldn’t find support in dire times, except for God’s grace.

The Right to the Truth: For Families and Friends of Patients with Cancer

I.C. Papachristos. CreateSpace. $24.99 paper (288p), ISBN 978-1-977834-74-4; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-618-83380-0-5

Papachristos.eu, Amazon

This book tackles the questions: Should patients be informed when they’ve been diagnosed with cancer? If so, who should break the news? And how? How much truth can a patient handle?

The Rise and Fall of Paradise

I.K. Fleming. iUniverse. $24.95 paper (372p), ISBN 978-1-4917-3529-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-3527-5

Amazon

The author shows ancient Paradise’s scattered symbolism survives to offer an alternative perspective on how life might be lived on this Earth.

The Rise of Africa’s Small and Medium Size Enterprises

Robin Renee Sanders. Xlibris. $22.56 paper (546p), ISBN 978-1-5245-6853-5

Amazon

A former U.S. diplomat and the CEO of FEEEDS views how small and medium-size enterprises in Africa spur development and grow the middle class.

The Seasons of Treaty Oak

Jane Scoggins Bauld. Outskirts. $30.95 hardcover (41p), ISBN 978-1-4787-8645-0[[au gave price ISBN for hc, not paper. If she wants to list paper, price is $15.99 and ISBN is 978-1-52141287-9]]

Outskirtspress.com, Amazon, BN.com

The life story of the beautiful and historic Treaty Oak of Austin, Tex.

Shattered: Memoirs of an Amnesiac

A.E. Hayes. Terra. $14.99 paper (436p), ISBN 978-0-9989514-1-6

Amazon, Apple iBooks, BN.com, Google Play

A raw memoir about Hayes’s struggle with amnesia and mental health issues—and the surprises she uncovers about her traumatic past.

A Skeptic’s Journey Through the Yoga Experience

Earl Ofari Hutchinson. Middle Passage. $7.95 paper (110p), ISBN 978-0-578-19408-0

Amazon

The book takes a personal look at the myths, controversies, and commercialism and impact of yoga.

Soar into Health: Simple Principles to Health and Wellness

Carolyn Dolan. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (196p), ISBN 978-1-5049-7277-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5049-7276-5

Amazon

The book shares information and experiences that may help others to improve their health status, treat their patients, and even raise their family.

Stars in My Car: Uber Rider Encounters and Adventures

Steven Roy Grimsley. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (206p), ISBN 978-1-5320-1602-8; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-1603-5

Amazon

The author was only looking to make extra money when he became an Uber driver. He never expected to find joy getting to know strangers.

Staying Connected: Guiding and Supporting Children on Their Learning Journey

Rachel Saliba. PartridgeSingapore. $22.81 paper (348p), ISBN 978-1-4828-7962-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4828-7963-6

Amazon

A guide for parents in understanding their role in supporting children on their learning journey and to continue to strengthen the special bond between parent and child.

Success Without Fulfilment

Au Yong Chee Tuck. PartridgeSingapore. $18 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4828-8256-8

Kobo

An examination of the relationships between Ba Zi astrology, success, and history by analyzing the birth charts of 10 persons, arranged in five pairs.

Taxes Made Happy

Mario Costanz, illus. by Galfi Csaba. Happy Tax. $10.40 paper (234p), ISBN 978-0-9992175-1-1

Amazon

A comprehensive book to help create a succesful tax business.

That Job He’s Got to Do: The Life and Times of William Lafayette Cook

Frank N. Cook. Unclouded. $34.90 hardcover (222p), ISBN 978-0-9912785-3-4; $19.90 paper (222p), ISBN 978-0-9912785-4-1

Amazon

Hard work, honor, race, and violence in the Reelfoot Lake region of Tennessee, and the lessons that can be learned from the life of Will Cook.

UFOs: What Is the Government Really Covering Up?

A.R. Roberts. iUniverse. $20.99 paper (276p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0355-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0300-4

Amazon

Using familiar case studies of alien encounters as examples, the author casts a wide net that shows a clear pattern of extraterrestrial visitations and the ensuing cover-up by world governments.

Unraveling the Mahler Enigma: A Lost Insight

Franz Loschnigg. Outskirts. $18.95 paper (278p), ISBN 978-1-4787-7228-6

Outskirtspress.com, Amazon, BN.com

Intended for lovers of the arts, this “big think” book engages the dynamic of culture and the creative mind. It unravels inductively the myth and misconceptions about Gustav Mahler.

The Visit of Pope John Paul II to Japan in Photographs 1981

James Paul Colligan. Xlibris. $41.99 paper (74p), ISBN 978-1-5144-9237-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-9236-9

Amazon

In February 1981, Pope John Paul II visited Japan. His trip included Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki. Colligan, a Maryknoll priest and journalist, followed the pope throughout his visit.

The Wisdom Wonder of Life

Cyrus Varan. Archway. $13.99 paper (186p), ISBN 978-1-4808-3290-9; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4808-3292-3

Amazon

An inspiring confirmation of the nonrandom nature of life and the order of the universe based on the mathematical limitations of chance events and current biological and astronomical discoveries.

Children’s/YA

The Adventures of Jumperoo Joey

Sherry Jags, illus. by RKS Illustrations. CreateSpace. $10.99 paper (50p), ISBN 978-1-5335-3386-9

Amazon, Smashwords

Jumperoo Joey and his friends Kenny Koala, Dee Dee Dingo, and Wendy Wombat share their first adventure. Joey is faced with a dilemma and shows the meaning of caring and friendship.

An Alligator’s Hide: Or Just Come Clean

Adrienne Harrell, illus. by JoelRay Pellerin. Xlibris. $17.49 paper (32p), ISBN 978-1-5245-8848-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-8847-2

Amazon

The further adventures of the alligator and her family. All comes clean in the end.

Apollo Dreams

Syd Gilmore. Dee Jay Bee. $12.99 paper (320p), ISBN 978-1-5428-3398-1

Amazon

The story of a precocious boy beset by bullies who escapes into an outer space fantasy world. When fantasy and reality collide, he struggles for survival in both worlds.

Baby Chomper’s Bath Time

Jeff Minich. Nuggies. $19.95 hardcover (32p), ISBN 978-0-9992984-0-4

Amazon, BN.com

A puppy learns to have fun doing his least favorite thing—taking a bath. A playful story that encourages children to see the bright side of every situation.

Clondike and Mudo’s Adventure

M.C. Armbruster. Archway. $25.95 hardcover (36p), ISBN 978-1-4808-4903-7; $16.95 paper (36p), ISBN 978-1-4808-4902-0

Archwaypublishing.com, Amazon, BN.com

Two creative rats use things they find in the junkyard to build a spaceship and journey into space, where they encounter adventure.

Erica’s Treehouse

Kelly B. Archway. $16.95 paper (34p), ISBN 978-1-4808-3196-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4808-3197-1

Amazon

This picture book tells how Erica and her father overcome a challenge to build a special treehouse in a grand old oak tree.

A Faint Echo

J. A. Sedler. iUniverse. $23.95 paper (444p), ISBN 978-1-4620-6636-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4620-6637-7

Amazon

As a totalitarian organization and a band of rebels battle for control over the world, a teenager must convince both sides that their efforts are futile before it’s too late.

Ferdie and the Seven, Book One: When the Angels Are Gone

Larry Buenafe. Larry Buenafe. 99¢ e-book (213p), ASIN B06X8ZJFYG

Amazon

Ferdie has unique abilities, but will that keep him alive long enough to save the world?

How to Get on the Naughty List

Nic Rock, illus. by Helen H. Wu. Maria Nicolls. $11.58 paper (54p), ISBN 978-976-8205-47-6

Amazon

Chooka Chunk is heading toward the naughty list for Christmas, and her parents must take measures to keep her off it.

The Imagineer

David L. Hudacek. Kobo. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0762VKVG1

Kobo

A British teen develops the ability to enter the minds of others and then must solve his own kidnapping.

Indian Mythology: The Ultimate Character Encyclopedia

Pradeep Sanjeev, illus. by Sumit Roy, Sourav Dhar, Deepak Vamsi. Pradeep Sanjeev. $30 hardcover (185p), ISBN 978-0-692-84058-0

Amazon

A fully illustrated encyclopedia to the characters from the three epics of India: the Ramayana, the Bhagavata, and the Mahabharata.

Johnny Quantum: Flight of the Aereothenon

Tom Pawlik. Mo Dog. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B075VK25WR

Amazon

Twelve-year-old John Quinn discovers he is part alien and must learn to use his newfound powers to save Earth from an evil galactic warlord.

Memories in the Land of Stardust

Sharon De Pontes, illus. by Sage Kossman. Dorrance. $25 hardcover (40p), ISBN 978-1-4809-3088-9

DorranceBookstore.com

Star is lonely in a new world. As he faces his fears and learns to accept change, Star grows. When he makes a friend, he learns everyone is important and we can all help others.

My Birthday Pony

Lola May Groves. Xlibris. $21.99 paper (32p), ISBN 978-1-5144-2332-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-2331-8

Amazon

A little girl shows love for a pony she gets for her birthday.

Oliver Griffon and the Witch’s Curse

Stephen Huggins. Stephen Huggins. $11.99 paper (345p), ISBN 978-1-5220-0681-7

Amazon

Oliver Griffon and his friends have only until Halloween to remove a witch’s curse. If not, this Halloween will be their last.

Omar: A Very Unusual Dinosaur!

Runyon Foxe, illus. by Misty Beckett. Xlibris. $21.99 paper (26p), ISBN 978-1-5245-4315-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-4314-3

Amazon

Omar is a Camarasaurus dinosaur. They roamed the West in herds during the late Jurassic period. They are the only dinosaurs who have trunks like an elephant’s.

Señor Smarty Pantaloons and the Mystery of the Missing Teachers

Regina Davis and Carolyn Royer Spencer. AuthorHouse. $17.59 paper (32p), ISBN 978-1-4567-4557-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4772-0127-5

Amazon

Two school principals, portrayed as animals, are bullies. A robotic computer is secretly spying and trying to end bullying at the Foxaloon Elementary School. Will he succeed?

The Sorceress, Book One: The Prophecy

John Sinisi. Book Venture. $12 paper (288p), ISBN 978-1-946250-57-5

Amazon, BN.com, BookVenture

From author Sinisi, an avid reader and lifelong fantasy believer, comes the first installment of his new fantasy fiction series.

A Spoon Called Poon!

Theresa Marie Vallotton. Outskirts. $14.95 paper (38p), ISBN 978-1-4787-8097-7

Outskirtspress.com, Amazon, BN.com

A little boy latches onto a spoon he calls Poon. With a child’s imaginative genius, sparked by an industrious nature, Quinn discovers all the wonderful things Poon can do.

There’s a Bigfoot in My Shower

John Nygard III, illus. by Carol Ada. CreateSpace. $12.99 paper (36p), ISBN 978-1-5369-3037-5

Amazon, BN.com, Indiebound

A young boy named Jack doesn’t want to make the transition from taking baths to taking showers. The adventures of growing up.

Why the Wind Loves Children

Fred Schlissel, illus. by Tetyana Snezhyk. Outskirts. $22.95 paper (47p), ISBN 978-1-4327-8621-2

Outskirtspress.com, Amazon, BN.com

The wind loves children because it was the happy laughter of the children that gave energy to the wind so that it could blow.

Gloria Eveleigh’s Book Collections

Children learn to read through learning phonics. This series of picture storybooks teaches children to recognize letters and combinations of letters by emboldening them in each book. Parents can read the stories to very small children who will enjoy the full-color illustrations. As children develop, they will learn to associate the shape of letters with their phonics sounds. Teachers will find these books useful and fun teaching aids. Children will eventually enjoy reading the books to consolidate learning and practice their reading. So far, 16 books have been published. Eveleigh aims to publish 42 in the series.

Book 1: Sammy and Susie Visit the Seaside

Focuses on the /S/ Sound

Xlibris UK.

$4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-6400-7; $21.62 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-5144-6399-4

Amazon

Book 2: Anthony Come to the Rescue

Focuses on the /A/ Sound

Xlibris UK.

$4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-6420-5; $21.62 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-5144-6419-9

Amazon

Book 3: Titan the Time-Travelling Tiger

Focuses on the /T/ Sound

Xlibris UK.

$4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-6421-2; $21.62 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-5144-6421-2

Amazon

Book 4: Idrsi, the Invisble Imp

Focuses on the /I/ Sound

Xlibris UK.

$4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-6424-3; $26.61 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-5144-6423-6

Amazon

Book 5: Penelope the Purple Pig Finds a Pal

Focuses on the /P/ Sound

Xlibris UK.

$4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-6475-5; $21.62 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-5144-6474-8

Amazon

Book 6: Neville The Nibalong Is Scared of the Night

Focuses on the /N/ Sound

Xlibris UK.

$4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-4725-3; $21.62 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-5144-4724-6

Amazon

Book 7: Jack’s Temper Tantrums

Focuses on the /Ck/ Sound

Xlibris UK.

$4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-4759-8; $21.62 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-5144-4758-1

Amazon

Book 8: Edmund the Excitable Elephant

Focuses on the /E/ Sound

Xlibris UK.

$4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-4779-6; $21.62 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-5144-4778-9

Amazon