Carol Brzozowski has published Empty Nest, Single Parent: Moving the Needle Toward a Repurposed Life for Kindle and in paperback. The book affirms readers' emotions about letting go and moving on to create a life of their own. Each chapter features the author's own sharing of challenges related to living alone, de-junking the house, physical and emotional health, finances, dating and the adult relationship with a son or daughter and ends by offering solutions the readers can apply to their own lives. Check it out on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2LHrQwU
Christine Adamec coauthored The Grandfamily Guidebook: Wisdom and Support for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (Hazelden, 2018) with Andrew Adesman, MD. The authors spent two years researching and writing this groundbreaking book, which offers practical financial, legal, medical, and emotional advice for readers. The book includes anecdotes, sidebars, and links that grandparents and professionals will appreciate. The authors have received accolades from prominent physicians, psychologists, a former Surgeon General, and other luminaries, and the foreword was written by William Sears, MD. Chris has been raising her 12-year-old grandson since he was six months old. You can read more about it and order from Amazon at https://amzn.to/2wbSzf4
Henry Holden has published a new booklet of interest to everyone: "53 Tips on How to Save at the Supermarket." I can vouch for #10; so true. And #17 is an eye-opener. The booklet is available on Henry's website at www.henrymholden.com/?p=215
Mary Harwell Sayler has published the e-book version of her inspirational historical romance, Hand Me Down the Dawn. It's available on Amazon Kindle at http://amzn.to/2CKSVeE. "As a young woman traveling alone, the lively Catherine sets off for Florida, dressed in her father's clothes with the boyish disguise to shield her, but when Raphael 'Raff' Jordan becomes her protector, her feelings toward him and her inability to trust him, God, or herself present a far greater concern." If you prefer the print edition, see http://amzn.to/2BaD60m
Mary Harwell Sayler has a new book out: Lost in Faith: and poetry. These poems help us to get in touch with God, ourselves, and each other. Order from Amazon at http://amzn.to/2fGphxD
K.B. Schaller has a new novel out: DreamTrek: Journey Through the Night's Door "A profoundly moving narrative. Will remain in the head and heart long after the reader puts it down," according to Dennis Moore, Associate Editor, East County Magazine, San Diego; and "A complex web of intrigue that's suspenseful and deftly plotted" (Kirkus Reviews). It's available on Amazon at http://amzn.to/2wtWSp6
Mary Harwell Sayler has a new book out: What the Bible Says About Love: scriptural prayer-a-phrases, which she expects to be the first in a series on what the Bible says about a variety of topics important today. It's available on Amazon at http://amzn.to/2fM2vIp
Carol J. Perry has a new "Witch City Mystery" out: Grave Errors is Book 5 in the series. What can you expect to read about in this story? A few mentions in the description: students discover not all of Salem's dead are resting in peace, a series of haunting graveyard visits, chilling psychic visions, and a shrewd cat named O'Ryan. Take a look at http://amzn.to/2oZnQA5
Jacquelyn Lynn has published an updated and expanded edition of Finding Joy in the Morning. The completely new Part II gives you more than 40 things you can do on a daily basis to live a joyful life. Order on Amazon at http://amzn.to/2unTIST
Roland Hughes has a new novella: Lesedi - The Greatest Lie Ever Told. This book is both stand alone and the middle work of the Earth That Was trilogy. Infinite Exposure and John Smith - Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars are the beginning and end. It was written in response to fans wanting a bit more of "the story in between." Lesedi - in his country his name means 'the light' though he has never chosen to walk in it. A man who has been driven by duty to himself now finds he must carry out one final duty for a country which isn't even his. He has finally learned the meaning of a phrase he had uttered much of his life "sucks to be you." See more at http://lesedi.us/
William A. (Bill) Gralnick of Boca Raton, Florida, has released his first book, Mirth, Wind, and Ire. A book of essays whose theme points out that over the past 30 years America continues to grapple with the same problems here and abroad. Mirth Wind, and Ire offers a no-holds-barred, sometimes humorous look, at area problems, and challenges the reader to project them onto those of today. It's available for $2.99 at Smashwords: www.smashwords.com/books/view/692523
Mary Harwell Sayler has published a new print book, Faces in a Crowd at http://amzn.to/2eZGmob. "Faces in a Crowd reminds us how much alike we are, even in our differences. These glimpses into human nature, spiritual matters, and our relationships with one another come alive in free verse, prose poems, and traditional poetry forms."
Jacquelyn Lynn has a new "ConversatioTymens" book: How to Survive an Active Shooter: What You do Before, During and After an Attack Could Save Your Life. In it, she interviews a terrorism and security expert who explains: What you should do when someone starts shooting; What you can do if escape isn't possible; Why playing dead can get you killed; Why it's dangerous to keep your cell phone with you; How to defend yourself against an active shooter; What you should do before and after law enforcement arrives; and more. It's available in Kindle format: http://amzn.to/2eRsMTj and in paperback: http://amzn.to/2eFRJln
Jacquelyn Lynn and Jerry D. Clement have published Faith Words Vol. 1, the latest in the Faith Works series of coloring books for adults. This one features upllifting, positive words with a brief meditation for each. Order from Amazon at http://amzn.to/1XQRQbj
Leslie C. Halpern has had her fourth nonfiction book about film published. 200 Love Lessons from the Movies (Taylor Trade Publishing, August 1, 2016) examines the various stages of love as depicted in film. Combining psychology, philosophy, science, metaphysics, and pop culture, Leslie shares surprising hidden insights on love within a variety of film genres. Find her book at: http://amzn.to/2akKFH9 or visit her website: www.lesliehalpern.com.
Jacquelyn Lynn has published a new Conversations e-book. In The Value of Creativity: How Developing Your Personal Creativity Can Have an Amazingly Positive Impact on Your Happiness, Health, Business Success and Life in General, storyteller and entrepreneur Caitlin Roberson shares her insights and wisdom on understanding and developing your own creativity. and includes a link to get Three Ways to 10X Your Own Happy, a special resource from Caitlin Roberson. Kindle edition is at http://amzn.to/1VW9aeh and PDF edition at http://createteachinspire.com/product/the-value-of-creativity/
Kay Harwell Fernandez has a new Kindle book: Have Chocolate, Will Travel: An Enticing Journey to All Things Chocolate, which takes readers and armchair travelers on an enticing world journey to chocolate festivals, museums, factory tours, cafes, trails, tours, spas, attractions, bean-to-bar chocolatiers and other chocolate-themed travel. Each spot exudes a whiff of chocolate. It's not only a travel experience, but a sensory one as well. Take a look at http://amzn.to/1RH8ub0
Jacquelyn Lynn and Jerry D. Clement have published Christian Meditations Vol. 1: Faith Works Adult Coloring Book. The pictures in the book include beautiful nature scenes, children playing, people working, landscapes, streetscapes and more. The meditations are thought-provoking messages based on Biblical teachings. Order from Amazon.
Kay Harwell Fernandez has published an e-book, It Ain't Heavy, It's My Luggage: Tips for Older Women Traveling Abroad - practical pointers and encouragement (with a touch of hunmor) on how women in their 60s, 70s and beyond -- whether going solo or with female friends or relatives -- can travel overseas smoothly and safely while broadening their horizons. It's available on Kindle plus via Smashwords, the distributor for Apple and Barnes & Noble, among others.
Jacquelyn Lynn has written and published a new title in her "Conversations" series: Get Your Book Published: How to Choose Between Self-publishing, Traditional Publishing or Pay-to-publish Options. In this Bbook, based on an in-depth conversation with self-publishing consultant and editorial project manager Marla Markman, Markman Editorial Services, you'll learn what you need to know to choose the path to publication that's best for you. Amazon Kindle version - PDF version.
Len Diamond's novel, Dogpound Manifesto is now available on Smashwords. In this humorous novel, an undistinguished young man inadvertently becomes a crusader when he impulsively hijacks an Animal Regulation Department truck and frees the animals it's carrying. Actions of others lead to his arrest, and a trial where, with the help of a dirty, rotten, but gratifying trick the hero is acquitted, and the case for Animal Rights is made.
Gail Hedrick, announced the release of her second book from Tumblehome Learning, The Scent of Something Sneaky. From the back cover blurb: "ccidents keep happening at the mountain bed & breakfast where fourteen-year- old Emily Sanders is working with her friend Mary. A broken step, a stinky septic tank, an invasion of bees, even a fire threaten the livelihood of the innkeeper, Mary's grandmother. Emily suspects foul play, but only when a crashed van links drugs to the inn do her friends start to help her investigate. Soon Emily, Mary, and neighbor boy Alex are over their heads in danger. This is an exciting sequel to the NSTA/CBC award winner Something Stinks!' 'Sneaky' is set in the North Carolina mountains, and revolves around the least studied sense, the one of smell, and encourages the development of curiosity and being open to new ideas. And, Gail says there's enough intrigue to definitely keep kids guessing what's going to happen next! Gail's first book, 2014 NSTA/CBC Award Winner, Something Stinks! is enjoying a second print run, and she's traveled from Olympia, WA to Orlando, FL spreading the word about science and literacy. Whether it's a STEM conference or classroom visit, she is an author who can help kids enjoy learning. The Scent of Something Sneaky and Something Stinks! are available from Amazon.com or Tumblehomelearning.com or ipgbook.com.
Jacquelyn Lynn has a new book out: The Power of Mobile Apps: How a Mobile App Can Increase Sales, Strengthen Customer Loyalty and Grow Your Bottom LineNo Matter What Business You're In. It's available on Kindle from Amazon at http://goo.gl/kMbEXp or in PDF format from Jackie's website at http://goo.gl/d5veaG
Jeff Boyle has a new trade paperback novel out: Nam World (Taylor and Seale Publishing, Daytona Beach Shores, Florida). The book is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million, (Amazon Kindle and paperback) "Nine Eleven and a corrupt Florida Vietnam War theme park provide the backdrop for Nam World, the story of a Vietnam veteran struggling to free himself from thirty years of self-confined post-traumatic stress. He meets a woman damaged by the same war and suffering her own survivor's guilt, and sees a chance for healing and redemption if only he will undertake a three thousand mile journey to find her." Nam World chapters won First Place in our 2015 Writing Competition plus two other awards.
Cindy Davis has added to her latest chick-lit Smith & Westen mystery series with Just Smashing and Two Million Reasons. You will also want to take a look at our conversation with Cindy about chick lit and these books on our blog.
Tails, You Lose, the second book in Carol J. Perry's Witch City Mystery Series, published on March 31, 2015.. "After losing her job as a TV psychic, Lee Barrett has decided to volunteer her talents as an instructor at the Tabitha Trumbull Academy of the Arts known as "The Tabby" in her hometown of Salem, Massachusetts. But when the school's handyman turns up dead under seemingly inexplicable circumstances on Christmas night, Lee's clairvoyant capabilities begin bubbling to the surface once again." Available in both paperback http://goo.gl/i3mIrJ and Kindle http://goo.gl/4ZDUAS formats
Leslie C. Halpern celebrated the recent publication of her third children's book in her Funny Children's Poems early reader series. Frogs, Hogs, Puppy Dogs: Funny Children's Poems About Animal Friends (2014, Cricket Cottage Publishing) follows her other two books, Shakes, Cakes, Frosted Flakes: Funny Children's Poems About Table Manners and Rub, Scrub, Clean the Tub: Funny Children's Poems About Self-Image. Available from Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle, all three books are humorously written from a child's perspective with whimsical illustrations. Learn more about her books at www.LeslieHalpern.com
Jacquelyn Lynn has a new book out: Protecting Your Business: How to Keep Your Company Safe from External and Internal Risks and Threats. Learn how to shield your business from attackers through insurance and risk management strategies, asset protection and fraud prevention, intellectual and physical property protection, strong business contracts, lawsuit avoidance, disaster planning and more. More on Amazon.
Mary Harwell Sayler has published Beach Songs and Wood Chimes (Kelsay Books/Daffydowndilly Press), a book of poems for children. This is the first time Mary has done her own illustrations. Available on Amazon at http://amzn.to/ZnfyS
Charles Justus Garard has published a time-travel mystery, Of Time and the Dreamer. If you could travel back in time to your own past, would you make any changes? This story is about the issues that evolve from the concept of being able to travel to one's own past -- and the concept of visiting a parallel dimension. Hold on for the ride. Read on Kindle.
Carol J. Perry has published her latest novel: Caught Dead Handed (A Witch City Mystery).. You can order on Amazon at http://amzn.to/Z4Ukc1 - but also read how her winning our contest led to the publishing contract: http://WritersEditorsNetwork.com/winning-contest-helps-author-land-multi-book-contract/
Jacquelyn Lynn has a new book out: Blogging for Business: Why and How to Create Blog Content that Works (the first book in the publisher's Faith Works Business Results series) - "Whether you want to build your platform, manage your reputation, establish yourself as a thought leader, educate your customers or strengthen your search engine ranking, blogging can help. But to be effective, your blog needs great content. Blogging for Business explains why you should be blogging and tells you how to deal with the biggest challenge of blogging: How to consistently create great content your readers will love and share:. http://amzn.to/1mGqCim.
On the Hook is Cindy Davis's newest mystery. A Picasso painting, worth a hundred million dollars, disappears en route from Chicago to New Hampshire. En route is to be taken literally because it happens while the truck is moving. The painting is there, then it's not. It's gone, but it can't be. Kendra Jean Valentine, underwriting agent for the policy, is on the hook. She scrapes together enough to hire two women to work the case. It's available in paperback.
Mary Harwell Sayler's book of Bible-based poems, Outside Eden, has just been published by Kelsay Books, a secular publisher. "Sometimes fierce and often funny or quick-witted, Mary Harwell Sayler's Outside Eden shows us what our world is now, after the fall, and what it can be." Paperback is available on Amazon.
Charles Justus Garard has published the third book in his Dark Journeys Trilogy - titled Dark Journeys. See more on Amazon. "Be careful what you search for -- it may find you."
KiKi BelMonte-Schaller, wriitng as K.B. Schaller, has published 100 + Native American Women Who Changed the World (The Peppertree Press). LaDonna Harris (Comanche), the preeminent Native American in Indian country, President and Founder, Americans for Indian Opportunity Country calls it "...a well-researched and comprehensive representation of our Indigenous mothers, sisters, daughters and friends." Read more on Amazon (paperback edition).
Leslie C. Halpern has published two children's books through Cricket Cottage Publishing: Shakes, Cakes, Frosted Flakes: Funny Children's Poems About Table Manners (http://amzn.to/1by3EXW) and Rub, Scrub, Clean the Tub: Funny Children's Poems About Self-Image (http://amzn.to/1dvdjxK).
Mary Harwell Sayler has published a new Kindle book: Christian Writer's Guide to writing, publishing, and marketing in all genres. Book page
Althia Ellis has a new book out: Coming of Age at the Focal Point: How Senior Centers Enhance Quality of Life for Older Adults, published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises. The book raises awareness of the value of senior centers to older members of our society, promotes independence and dignity for older adults, and emphasizes the need to care for, respect, and honor the elderly. This book is a valuable resource for caregivers, eldercare professionals, and active seniors. Release date: October 29, 2013. Order online at www.thompsonellisconsulting.com/books. Also available from Amazon.
Christine Adamec has a new book out in December 2013: When Your Adult Child Breaks Your Heart: Coping with Mental Illness, Substance Abuse, and the Problems That Tear Families Apart, co-authored with Joel L. Young, MD. Order it iand save at Amazon.
David Tschanz has a new e-book - Petra: A Brief History, an easy to read, popular history of Petra, "the rose red city, half as old as time" and the mysterious Nabataeans. "It's not another guidebook. It is a journey to understanding the whys, wherefores and hows of these fabled people based on present day scholarship." The book provides a popular history of the Nabataean civilization and complements the guide books available. David's book helps the reader and visitor understand the whys, wherefores and whens of these fascinating people. This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to know the story behind the monuments and the people who carved them from the living rock. Available on Amazon. A print version with more pictures was published in November in the UK under the title The Nabataeans: A Brief History of Petra and Madain Saleh. Also available on Amazon.
Mary Harwell Sayler has published a new Kindle Book: Poetry Dictionary For Children and For Fun encourages imaginative kids, elementary school classes, junior high students, and creative families to explore the adventures of poetry. Each A-Z topic includes a pronunciation guide and brief definition with poetic examples from the poems of present-day poets or classical works in the public domain. Amazon
Mary Harwell Sayler has published a new Kindle book: Christian Poet's Guide to Writing Poetry. Based on the poetry home study course Mary Sayler wrote in the 1980s and used for years in working one-on-one with poetry students, this user-friendly book shows you how to scan poems, revise to fit traditional forms, break lines in free verse, and consider theme, purpose, and more. Amazon
Jacquelyn Lynn has a new book out, Words to Work By: 31 devotions for the workplace based on the Book of Proverbs. It's available on Amazon.com, http://tinyurl.com/98xnvtl, in both softcover ($6.95) and Kindle ($4.95) versions. Also see more at http://wordstoworkby.com/
Living in the Nature Poem by Mary Harwell Sayler is now available from Hiraeth Press. This collection connects us to ourselves, each other, and the earth. As an important part of our own environments, we're also part of the complexities of nature, including human nature and those odd thoughts and moments that bring humor, wonder, perplexity, and prayer. See more at Amazon.
Ray Chatelin's latest book is The Seattle and Vancouver Book (Countryman Press/WW Norton). While covering the usual material found in a guide, it also looks at the cultural differences between two very outwardly similar cities located in the Pacific Northwest just 130 miles from one another. Scratch the surface and you'll find two cities that are unique and different. Available at Amazon.com.
Ray Chatelin also has a book about Vancouver itself available from Amazon. A travel guide, City Smart Vancouver (John Muir/Avalon Publishing) is an honest look at one of the continent's most attractive cities, citing the city's best and worst aspects and personal insights about the city, the region and its unique cultural mosaic.
Roland Hughes has a thriller novel ("a stark portrayal of a world gone wrong") and a series of IT nonfiction books available. Infinite Exposure - a work of fiction uses historical information and relevant news stories to draw a line from post 9/11 through the off-shoring of IT jobs and the largest terrorist strike the free world has ever known to the resulting nuclear war. More info at www.infiniteexposure.net or epub edition at http://tinyurl.com/6basrs9. The Roland Hughes IT series is available at www.theminimumyouneedtoknow.com/ and includes:
The Minimum You Need to Know About Logic to Work in IT,
The Minimum You Need to Know to Be an OpenVMS Application Developer,
The Minimum You Need to Know About Java on OpenVMS Volume 1,
The Minimum You Need to Know About Service Oriented Architecture
The Minimum You Need to Know About Java and xBaseJ
Nancy Lee Bethea collaborated on He3: The Novel by Benjamin Fischer, which is now available on Kindle. The book is set 25 years in the future as the USA and China battle in space over access to the moon dust which enables production of Helium 3 (an alternative energy source).
Prose to Go: Tales from a Private List has launched. Barbara Florio Graham served as Managing Editor of this book and contributed three of the 34 stories. Details about the book, links to reviews, articles about the 18 contributors (professional journalists from 14 different Canadian locations) and comments from readers are on her website: www.simonteakettle.com/prosetogo.htm
Barbara Florio Graham is managing editor of Prose to Go, Tales from a Private List -- 34 first-person stories from 18 contributors across Canada.. Reviewers have described it as "heartwarming...stimulating...memorable and fascinating...ideal reading for relaxation and entertainment." Details at: http://pressroom.prlog.org/Bridgeross/ and at: http://SimonTeakettle.com/prosetogo.htm
Leslie C. Halpern has a new book: Passionate About Their Work: 151 Celebrities, Artists, and Experts on Creativity (BearManor Media). The book explores the creative process from start to finish through quotes and anecdotes by filmmakers, actors, writers, artists, comedians, magicians, dancers, singers, and other creative professionals. Named one of MyShelf.com's 2010 Top Ten Reads, Passionate About Their Work includes insights from David Brenner, Phyllis Diller, Paul Reiser, Darrell Hammond, Kurt Vonnegut, and many other famous literary and performing artists. See it on Amazon.
Althia Ellis, M.P.A. announces the publication of her book The Kids' Roadmap to Business Ownership -- which sets kids on a path to being successful entrepreneurs. Available through www.lulu.com.
Cindy Davis's latest mystery novel is Lethal Dose of Love. "What does it take to make a law-abiding, outgoing, philanthropic woman murder her only son?" Check it out at Amazon or on Cindy's website, www.cdavisnh.com. Read an excerpt at www.cdavisnh.com - also check out Hair of the Dog and other Cindy Davis mystery and fantasy novels and nonfiction on Amazon and at www.cdavisnh.com.
Lee B. Ravine, M.S. announces the publication of her memoir Riding Solo: My Journey Through Love And Madness. Riding Solo chronicles a journey through love and lust, disillusionment and deceit and ultimately, survival. Available through Amazon.com or visit her website www.leeravine.com
KiKi BelMonte-Schaller's (K.B. Schaller) latest book, Journey by the Sackcloth Moon, is available now at Amazon. Something is protesting Dina Youngblood's decisions... and with a vengeance. Three years after her tumultuous relationship with the handsome, bewitching Marty Osceola ends, Dina Youngblood strikes out on her first solo trip away from the Rez.
Dodie Ulery, Florida photojournalist and award winning artist, has announced the release of the second edition of her book, Defining Miracles, from Gladstar Publishing. In this nonfiction account of her life and relationship with an angelic being she calls Shalimar, Dodie shares insights and simple truths so often lost in the maze of metaphysical teachings. As one reviewer put it, "this book is a must read for anyone who is looking to change their lives." Book signings and free prosperity workshops are being scheduled for Florida bookstores. More info at www.dodieulery.com.
All In A Day's Work for Real Estate Agents: Humorous & Heartwarming Stories by TC McClenning shares more than 100 real-life stories from real estate agents in 44 states and Canada. Discover agents who: find dead bodies, get too close to wildlilfe, have disappearing houses, and save a life. Ceck it out at www.worklikeadogbooks.com.
Jacquelyn Lynn's print book, In Search of the Five-Cent Nickel (with Don Abbott), is a collection of more than 399 ways to save money and get the value you deserve in this or any economy. Single copies may be purchased on Amazon.com for $19.95.
Persis ("Perky") Granger is author of the YA historical novels, Adirondack Gold (Beaver Meadow Publishing, 2003) and Adirondack Gold II: A Summer of Strangers (Beaver Meadow Publishing 2008). Both novels tell the story of young Hollis Ingraham as he copes with difficult family problems and the trials of farm life in the late 1890s. A most sympathetic character, Hollis faces decisions that would test the judgment of any adult. Perky also co-authored and edited Shared Stories from Daughters of Alzheimer's: Writing a Path to Peace (iUniverse Star, 2004), an anthology of writings by 10 women, each of whom tells of the emotional impact of coping with a parent's Alzheimer's journey. Read more about h er books at www.persisgranger.com/Books.htm
KiKi BelMonte-Schaller has published her first novel -- Gray Rainbow Journey (OakTara Publishers). One reviewer called it "An enlightening peek into contemporary Native America." It's available at Amazon.com. Update: Gray Rainbow Journey captured First Place in the National Best Books 2009 Awards, a USA Book News sponsored event, It was also a finalist in both the Fiction-Mystery/Suspense, and Fiction-Religion categories. Set in the fictional Native American enclave in the Florida Everglades, Gray Rainbow Journey provides a peek into the angst-ridden life of a young Native American convert in struggle with her new Christian faith and maintaining her Native identity.
Paul Fein's third book, Tennis Confidential II: More of Today's Greatest Players, Matches, and Controversies, hs been released by Potomac Books, Inc.; see more information and links to reviews at www.tennisconfidential.com.
Madelyn Lorber has published her debut novel, The Eyes Have It (Mill City Press, January 10, 2008). It is available at Amazon.com.
Jacquelyn Lynn's book, The Entrepreneur's Almanac: Fundamentals, Facts, and Figures You Need to Run and Grow Your Business, has been published by Entrepreneur Press. It's available from Amazon.
Prudy Taylor Board's paranormal mystery, A Grave Injustice, has been released in hardcover by Archebooks Publishing, www.archebooks.com. The novel tells the story of the questionable suicide/murder of a WWII GI training at Buckingham Flexible Gunnery School in Fort Myers. The truth remains a mystery until a police reporter with the local paper haunted by the GI's vengeful ghost investigates, and learns that the murderer is alive, still living in Fort Myers, and so desperate he'll murder again to keep his secret. Board, a native of Fort Myers, was formerly a police reporter with the News-Press, WBBH-TV, and WINK-TV. She is now a project editor with Taylor and Francis publishing in Boca Raton.
Lois Blackburn and co-author Florence Clowes have published the second cozy mystery in their series featuring semi-retired decorator Bashia Gordon and Connecticut State Trooper Mark Jankowski, who share Polish heritage and a romantic interest. Old Secrets Never Die (Infinity Publishing) activates the amateur sleuth in Bashia when one of her former clients is found dead in a stately, old home in Woodstock, Connecticut. Her friend, Hiram Lazarus, an antiques dealer, soon uncovers a mummified baby whose identity is someone's long-hidden secret. Soon, Bashia finds another body and wonders if she herself is in danger. Autographed copies $14.95 each (plus $3.50 S&H, $2 additional copies) from Lois Blackburn, 1101 Sioux St., Jupiter FL 33458. Read an excerpt or order online at www.buybooksontheweb.com/product.aspx?ISBN=0-7414-4348-1
FFWA member Mary Harwell Sayler has a new book out What A Body! -- A Guide for Strengthening the Church a planning guide for an in-house church retreat and renewal weekend. Check it out at the publisher's site.
Cindy Davis' first murder mystery, Voice from the Ashes, is out. Ian Merryweather gets his dream job of police chief in the worst possible way -- as interim replacement upon the death of his best friend Chief Boudreau. Searching for Boudreau's murderer is made even more difficult by the eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980. Available at bookstores or amazon.com. Check out www.cdavisnh.com for an excerpt.
Jacquelyn Lynn's newest book, Online Shopper's Survival Guide (Entrepreneur Press), is out and available in bookstores and at Amazon.com (retail $19.95; $12.97 at Amazon). It will teach you how to shop online effectively and safely for just about anything. With input from expert buyers and sellers, it discusses strategies for getting a great deal on online merchandise, including the top categories, like cars, real estate, and travel services. It reveals how to recognize and avoid scams and frauds and discusses consumer protection issues. New and experienced online shoppers of all ages should find information they can use in this book.
Jacquelyn Lynn's latest book, Make Big Profits on eBay: Start Your Own Million $ Business (co-authored with Charlene Davis) has been published by Entrepreneur Press. This is a comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to make serious money selling products and services on eBay, and includes a chapter on eBay shopping. The book is available on Amazon.com and at all major bookstores. For details, visit www.jacquelynlynn.com.
Ginger Curry has short stories and a novel chapter published in the anthology Tales From Below The Frost Line, Anrald Press. To order books at $12.95, e-mail Ginger at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ginger's stories: "Love's Ebbing Tide," suspenseful romance in the ocean at Dubois Park in Jupiter, FL (published originally in Woman's World) and "Shade Stalker," a story of hot aggression during the long hot crazy gas lines of the past hurricanes. Her novel chapter is "The Abomination," Chapter I of Inside the Black Box (a supernatural thriller in the mode of Stephen King and Dean Koontz.).
Mary Harwell Sayler has a new book out. The Encyclopedia of the Muscle and Skeletal Systems and Disorders (Facts On File, www.factsonfile.com or Amazon) includes more than 500 A-to-Z entries plus several appendixes.
Chris Adamec's newest book is the second edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Adoption. " I've completely updated CIG to Adoption; contacting hundreds of adoptive parents, physicians and attorneys, and have also reviewed and written about recent research on adoption and state and federal adoption laws. CIG to Adoption covers adopting infants and older children, in the U.S. and abroad. It also describes how prospective parents should use the Internet to avoid scams. The chapter on state laws offers a state adoption law chart which I have totally updated. I also include a chapter on what prospective parents should know about a child they are thinking of adopting, including prenatal information and health issues overseas. Save $6.06 at amazon.com.
Christine Adamec's newest book, Parenting Your Adopted Child: A Positive Approach to Building a Strong Family (McGraw-Hill) is out. She wrote the book with Andrew Adesman, M.D., a pediatrician and the lead author. "Why do adoptive parents need their own book? Because children have questions about adoption as they grow up, and because many parents and others have questions and concerns about adoption issues. Non-adoptive parents, however, will also find many helpful parenting tips in this book."
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Leslie Halpern has a new book out that reviews 100 of the most romantic movies for couples. Reel Romance. The Lovers' Guide to the 100 Best Date Movies (Taylor Trade Publishing) includes film descriptions, a "make-out meter" for each film, and fun suggestions for couples who want to add some movie magic to their own romances. Reel Romance can be found everywhere books are sold for $19.99 or less. Amazon.com offers a 30 percent discount on the book.
Chris Adamec's newest book, Prostate Cancer For Dummies, is out. It's available on Amazon.com for $15.39 (regular $21.99). Chris co-authored it with Paul Lange, M.D., a surgeon who had prostate cancer himself, and who is a clinical researcher and chairman of the urology department at the University of Washington - and a major figure in the field of prostate cancer. Chris says, "My husband is a prostate cancer survivor, so in part, I wrote the book I wish had been available to us when we found out about the diagnosis. Lots of great info for men with prostate cancer and their significant others."
Leslie Halpern has a new book out Dreams on Film: The Cinematic Struggle Between Art and Science. It is a study of sleeping and dreaming as presented in motion pictures. Published by McFarland & Company, it is available from www.Mcfarlandpub.com and www.amazon.com
With arresting childhood memories, irony, and humor, Speaking Peach addresses the defining moments a Southern poet finds her voice. Written by poetry instructor and FFWA competition judge, Mary Harwell Sayler, the 40-page chapbook is available for $10 from the poet at P.O. Box 62, Lake Como, FL 32157.
Christine Adamec coauthored with Roland Staud, M.D. Fibromyalgia for Dummies. "It's a book with many helpful suggestions for people with fibromyalgia, which is a chronic painful muscle syndrome, and which is very REAL. I put that in caps, because there are still some people who question the reality of fibromyalgia. We also include anecdotes from people with fibromyalgia. You can order it from Amazon at a 30 percent discount for $15.39 (retail is $21.99)
Prudy Taylor Board, writing as Prudence Foster, has a reprint edition of her horror suspense novel, Blood Legacy, available at Amazon. Her newest nonfiction book, The History of the Port Royal Club: One Man's Vision, can be ordered directly from the Port Royal Club, 2900 Gordon Drive, Naples FL 34102; or via special order from Amazon.
Award-winning tennis writer Paul Fein published his first book, Tennis Confidential: Today's Greatest Players, Matches, and Controversies. In this collection of features, interviews, essays, and historical retrospectives, Paul gives an intimate look at the game, with insights about top players, and analyzes the greatest matches. Available at Amazon for $26.95. To order an autographed hardcover or paperback copy, contact Paul at email@example.com. Paul's second book, You Can Quote Me on That: Greatest Tennis Quips, Insights, and Zingers, was also published by Potomac Books, Inc. (formerly Brassey's, Inc.) in February 2005. Both books were listed No. 1 among tennis books by Barnes & Noble (www.bn.com), and Tennis Confidential was ranked No. 1 among tennis books for more than 50 days.
Chris Adamec's totally updated book, There ARE Babies to Adopt: A Resource Guide for Prospective Parents, is available at Amazon for $11.20. Paying the small price of this book can save you or someone you know a great deal of hardship, and maybe some money, too.
Lois Blackburn and Florence Clowes have had their cozy mystery published Bones in the Backyard: A Bashia Gordon Mystery. One of its chapters received Honorary Mention in the 2000 CNW/FFWA Writing Contest. Take a look at Amazon.com.
Christine Adamec How to Stop Heartburn Joel Richter, M.D., Chairman, Department of Gastroenterology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, calls it "Priceless and practical
Easy to read
A must-buy for all heartburn sufferers. Retail price is $14.95. Amazon price is $10.47
Christine Adamec Moms With ADD: A Self-Help Manual. Chris says, "This is NOT an 'I'm a victim, feel sorry for me' kind of book. It is packed with advice for people who constantly lose their keys, forget things, arrive late, and so forth. The psychiatrist who wrote the foreword said moms without ADD could learn from it as well!" (Hmmm. Wonder if it will help grandmoms who forget things.) Retail price is $14.95. Amazon price is $10.47.
David Kohn, who has helped several CNW members through his experiences of ghostwriting and collaboration, is co-author of a book dealing with the Holocaust and written with Joe Rosenblum. Defy the Darkness: A Tale of Courage in the Shadow of Mengele tells how Joe Rosenblum survived the slow strangulation of his hometown, three death camps, and a death march. Amazon price is $24.95.