Meet Hannah-Louise Smith, author of “Awakening: Mythics and Mortals Book 1” and Linda Trott-Dickman, author of “Catching the Light.”
Hannah-Louise Smith, author of “Awakening: Mythics and Mortals Book 1”– Christina Jones had always thought that she was normal, just your typical unlucky woman. But this all changes on her twenty-first birthday when she falls, quite literally, headfirst into a world that was thought only to exist in Ancient Greek mythology. With her new friends, Sophie Romain and Lucas Teravin, by her side, Christina has to fight, not only to control her developing powers and remember who she is, but also to fight the demon that hunts her for a mysterious figure called The Master.
Linda Trott-Dickman, author of “Catching the Light” – Catching the Light is for all of you would be, could be, already are poets. Whether in the classroom, community center, or home school community, this little book will guide you through some of poetry’s basic forms. This fun volume not only provides poetry prompts, but a helpful resource area in the back that will guide the leader through many unanswered questions that they might have. Come on, catch the light!
MeetSteve Heiman, author of “Greetings, Planet Earth!” and Wayne Turmel, author of “Johnny Lycan & The Vegas Berserker.”
Steve Heiman, author of “Greetings, Planet Earth!” – Book One of the Jack Gripper Series. Aliens are here, and they want our chocolate. It’s up to Jack to save the planet and stop a galactic war! Jack Gripper loves playing pranks and eating pizza. But when he’s tasked with selecting an alien species to mentor Earth for the next one hundred years, he’d better make the right call, or the Earth is doomed. Can he overcome obstacles and diabolical plots to pick the right alien? And, just as important…can chocolate and pizza survive the alien encounter?
Wayne Turmel, author of “Johnny Lycan & The Vegas Berserker” – America’s favorite werewolf P.I. is off to Las Vegas. What could go wrong? Life’s good for Johnny Lupul. He has a steady gig and a growing reputation as a guy who gets things done. He’s even learning to keep his Lycan side under control—most. But when he’s sent to Sin City on a simple retrieval job, things go sideways. He bumps up against a coven of unconventional witches, a psychic pawn broker, and a mysterious enemy with a secret darker and more violent than his own. Take a bite out of the exciting second book in this gritty urban fantasy noir series.
Please join us with authors Matthew Bonvento and Alex Grass.
Matthew Bonvento, author of “From the Galley: Stories and Recipes from American Mariners” – One of the greatest pleasures in traveling the world is sampling dishes of exotic flavor. This book contains recipes that sailors have enjoyed at sea and ashore, home in New York, or in port in Singapore. This book highlights some of the best parts of going to sea. The views, the memories, and most of all, the food. Recipes, both easy and difficult, are contained herein for the cook of all skill levels. “From the Galley” includes recipes ranging from Grand Mariner French Toast to Hot Crab Dip, Italian Fisherman’s Soup to Country Fried Steak. From ship galleys ranging from enormous cargo ships to food fit for a rowboat, enjoy these victuals from mariners far and wide.
Alex Grass, author of “A Boy’s Hammer” – 20 years ago, Alan and his mother disappeared in a plane crash off the coast of Helsinki. 20 years later, a giant man with his whole body covered in tattoos appears amidst the rubble of an explosion at a Philadelphia oil refinery. He says that he’s Alan coming back from the dead. Alan’s genius billionaire Aunt Mimi agrees. And the first thing the reappeared giant has to do? Return to Helsinki, Finland. All the while, strange happenings are underway in Philly: A resurrected serial killer. Hidden (oc)cult conspiracies. Bizarre murders that defy the laws of space and time. Aunt Mimi in a miraculous trance state that grants her unseen visions of prophecy, and telekinetic powers. The only person capable of unraveling this mystery? Detective Jefferson O’Brady, a dissolute alcoholic with a photographic memory…and absolutely no friends on the force. Something’s going down in the City of Brotherly Love.
Please join us with authors Felice Zaslow and Dr. Christopher Salute.
Felice Zaslow, author of “From Here: Lessons in Love and Loss from 9/11” – Felice and Ira Zaslow’s love story spanned almost four decades, from the beaches of Far Rockaway to a comfortable suburban existence on the south shore of Long Island. She taught sixth grade at the local middle school while he commuted daily to Lehman Brothers in the World Trade Center. As their sons grew up, they appreciated each day, looking forward to more time as a couple. Then came the morning of September 11, 2001. Through the days, weeks and months that followed, Felice had to find her way through unfathomable trauma, on a path she had to forge herself, seeking guidance and role models along the way. This remarkable and inspiring memoir puts a very personal face on a national tragedy, facing down the darkness by looking for the light that is always present.
Dr. Christopher Salute, author of “The College Admission: Life Hacks for the Process from Application to Graduation” – Thinking about going to college? Think again… Think more… Now, think one more time. College isn’t just four years of work and fun. It’s four years to mold the next 40. *Eye Roll* I know I know… I sound like one of those “boomers.” But, check this out… You’ll wake up one day and BOOM… you’ll be 50, wondering if you made the best choices about… partners, kids, work, and yes… even the college you chose. Is a four-year traditional higher education even right for you? If it is… what else should you consider? From finances to first internships… I’ll walk you through success stories and failures (mostly from my own life) of students, colleagues, and mentors. This book is meant to guide you from application to graduation and beyond. It’s one of many you should read as you transition into adulthood and begin a long journey of growth, failure, and fun. This is… the beginning of your journey. It’s the beginning of your path to “getting your shoes dirty.” This is a book to make you rethink what you know about going to school for another four years. This is… The College Admission.
Please join me with authors Anthony Cephas, Margaret “Ms. Sam” Sansom, and Eva Zimmerman.
Anthony Cephas, author of “Jupiter’s Adventures: My New Glasses” – Anthony Cephas’s Jupiter’s Adventures: My New Glasses wants to show you all the big feelings that 4-year-old Jupiter experiences in this funny and heartwarming book. Whether he’s worried, nervous, happy, or anxious, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to teach children about differences and the fear of the unknown.
Margaret “Ms. Sam” Sansom, author of “George the Alligator Finds a Home” – What is a family of pets to do when a new – and seemingly frightening – pet is introduced to the group? Meet George the Alligator – an ice cream-loving, tailless alligator who is excited to meet his new family … but will his appearance scare them off? Margaret “Ms. Sam” Sansom’s debut book “George the Alligator” promises the young reader a beautiful journey with a unique new pet and a new friend to last a lifetime.
Eva Zimmerman, author of “Little Critters: Beyond the Pond” – Little Critters: Beyond the Pond, provides parents, teachers, and counselors an opportunity to initiate and continue valuable conversations. Five little critters, a fish, an ant, a bird, a snail, and a butterfly reflect dilemmas, challenges, and feelings that, at one time or another, all children experience. Through the “Think About” pages and the invitation to draw, this book encourages children to express their own thoughts and feelings.
Join us with authors Christine Milkovic-Krauss, Russ Colchamiro, and Michael Petrosino.
Christine Milkovic-Krauss, author of “Teddy Loses His Ears” – Teddy is a rescue cat who lost his ears from frostbite. Teddy has inspired a series of stories with his true-life adventures that share relatable messages of kindness and acceptance. Teddy hopes that his stories will raise awareness to the organizations that saved his life, and thousands of other animals’ lives every year.
Russ Colchamiro, author of “Hot Ash: An Angela Hardwicke Sci-Fi Mystery” – Intergalactic private Angela Hardwicke is Eternity’s most daring spy for hire…Following the mysterious and ill-timed death of her elderly husband, Camille Engquist was set to inherit the family’s real estate development company. But her stepkids stole it from her first. Or so she claims. As Hardwicke and her protégé Eric Whistler dive into the world of affordable housing, synthetic concrete, and corporate succession planning, their investigation put them face-to-face with the haves and have-nots, a new form of cocaine, a boundary-pushing neurobiologist, a majestic domed city and a violent conspiracy that stretches farther and deeper than they ever could have imaged. But the most insidious betrayals are sometimes closer to home.
Michael Petrosino, author of “Born to Serve With Love: Daily Prayer and Meditation Book” – The inspired writings from this book, have come from my faith in Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit of Truth! Since my enlightenment (spiritual epiphany) took place in a dark time in my life, while facing a lot of issues, many may doubt the inspiration that the Holy Spirit had on me or these writings; yet, it is very accurate and appropriate to give God all the Glory! Before I started these inspired writings, I had no peace or direction. Now the peace of the Lord has not left me, and I feel born again; a true spiritual rebirth, through faith in Christ Jesus! Most of these writings are inspired, with very little thinking involved. They come all of a sudden and I just write it out, as it comes! Actually trying to express it to the readers now, forms a challenge to me. Trying to explain a spiritual experience, is not an easy task; yet, it is a beautiful experience to go through! I have had the pleasure of sharing these writings all over the world and receiving positive reactions from many people! This book is a compilation of many writings over a 5 year period. The writings in this book consist of many virtues to live by, through faith in Christ Jesus; as well as sharing the love of Christ with the doubters and steadfast believers. Moreover, it is about becoming that which you seek in the world, so you search no more! The spiritual truth is, we never had so much, until we gave it all away! It’s the paradoxical reward of giving! Furthermore, my hope in putting this book together, is to reach more people in all kinds of situations and bring light into darkness for those who suffer; as well as make a good day better for many through faith in Christ Jesus!
Please join us with authors Julie Gianelloni-Connor, Edward M. Lerner, and Tammy Gross.
Julie Gianelloni-Connor, author of “Savoring the Camino de Santiago: It’s the Pilgrimage, Not the Hike” – an award-winning book by author Julie Gianelloni Connor. The book focus on the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage trail that began around 820 AD. A resurrection of interest in the Camino since the 1970s has meant that more than 300,000 individuals are nowadays undertaking the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela each year. The author made the pilgrimage in 2016 via the French route from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, a journey of some 500 miles. Her book incorporates a blog and travel journal she kept during that pilgrimage. The book is also a memoir, with Ms. Connor explaining how and why she decided to make the pilgrimage. Savoring the Camino is also a practical guide to the Camino for those interested in it. While the prevailing culture of the Camino is to walk the route, Ms. Connor believes that walking is not the only way to undertake the Camino. Taking buses, taxis, or even driving are also valid ways to experience the Camino, in her opinion. She advocates for pilgrims to slow down and savor the pilgrimage by stopping in churches, cathedrals, museums, and interesting towns and cities along the route. Not everyone experiences spiritual or personal growth through the act of walking; Ms. Connor urges pilgrims to take the trip in the manner that will most connect them with their spiritual, religious, and transcendent wellsprings. After completing the pilgrimage, the author journeyed to Madrid and Toledo, and there are chapters in the book covering those visits. Ms. Connor also recounts activities following the journey related to the Camino, such as writing an open letter to relevant governmental authorities in Spain and hosting a thank-you dinner in Houston for those who helped her plan and organized her pilgrimage. The book also includes a useful chapter on resources as well as an index.
Edward Lerner, author of “The Best of Edward M. Lerner” – While you probably know Ed from his SF novels, including the InterstellarNet series and the epic Fleet of Worlds series with Larry Niven—Ed is also a prolific author of acclaimed short fiction. This collection showcases his finest and favorite shorter works. Faced with the common question of which of his books should someone read first, he has carefully selected these stories to cover his wide range. Now he can answer, “This one!” Alternate history. Parallel worlds. Future crime. Alien invasion. Alien castaways. Time travel. Quantum intelligence (just don’t call him artificial). A (sort of) haunted robot. Deco punk. In this book, you’ll find these—and more—together with Ed’s reminiscences about each selection and its relationship to other stories, novels, and even series that span his writing career. These are the best, as determined by awards, award nominations, and the selective tastes of eight top editors and choosy Analog readers. Each excellent story stands alone—you won’t need to have read anything prior—but you’ll surely want to read more of Ed’s books afterwards.
Tammy Gross, author of “The Treasure Galleons: Prequel to the Golden Age of Pyracy Series” – In the Age of Sail, a captain’s son is left to confront pirates, cannibals and an angry king after a hurricane devastates his family and their fleet carrying $400 million in treasure. The true story of 1715 Spanish shipwrecks that gave Florida its “Treasure Coast” – as told in the multi-award-winning screenplay.Full-color illustrations.
Please join us with authors Thomas Kast, Joseph Cappa, Esq., and Nathan Lewis.
Thomas Kast, author of “The Great Convergence” – 10.000.002 A.D. A cantankerous scholar slipping into obscurity is out for revenge. He time-travels to the year 2022 to stop his nemesis, Scott — a successful scientist at a competing university — from thwarting his research into the origin of a mysterious phenomenon, the Great Convergence. Shrewd and ruthless, Scott will stop at nothing to defend his tenure track. The feud quickly spins out of control and the damage to reality grows unchecked. Caught in the crosshairs are three characters responsible for triggering the Great Convergence: an art-hating professional art critic who, unbeknownst to him, spontaneously switches between universes wreaking havoc as he goes; a talentless artist whose sculptures act as trans-universal portals; and a schizophrenic astrophysicist trying to avert the invasion of alternate versions of himself from different realities. As their paths converge, the apocalyptic event takes place and the inescapable tragedy of human existence unfolds. Subversive philosophical science fiction and a social satire, The Great Convergence will take you out of your comfort zone, exposing the absurdity of many ethical and intellectual ideals.
Joseph Cappa, Esq., author of “The Zodiac Decoded” – Finally, the true meaning of the Zodiac has been discovered! The ancient mystery has been solved! A must-read, especially by the younger generation who will one day inherit this planet. Author Joseph T. Cappa, Esq., unravels, step by step, the process he used in deciphering the zodiac, revealing its true meaning. Learn for yourself that the zodiac’s story applies to all people, and it provides a message of hope, particularly relevant in these unique times. All readers, young and old, will agree that the Zodiac truly is the story of us!
Nathan Lewis, author of “Inflation: What It Is, Why It’s Bad, and How to Fix It” – what’s behind the worst inflationary storm in more than forty years—one that is dominating the headlines and shaking Americans bytheir pocketbooks. The cost-of-living explosion since the COVID pandemic has raised alarms about a possible return of a 1970’s-style “Great Inflation.” Some observers even fear a descent into the kind of Weimar-style hyperinflation that has torn apart so many nations. Is this true? If so, what should be done? How should we prepare for the future? Inflation answers these and other questions in an engaging discussion that draws on the singular expertise of Steve Forbes, chairman of Forbes Media, acclaimed for his insights on money and the economy; Nathan Lewis, internationally renowned expert on money and taxation; and author and journalist Elizabeth Ames. The authors say that today’s problems can be solved by discarding longstanding beliefs that helped bring on the current crisis. They include the notion that central banks can create prosperity through artificially creating money “out of thin air,” and also that economic “stability” requires “a little inflation.” Such ideas for decades have been Holy Writ in official Washington. Inflation shows why they are misguided. The book also explains why the current rage for heedless money-printing advocated by left-wing advocates of so-called Modern Monetary Theory is likely to lead the nation—and the world—down the road to disaster. Packed with examples from the headlines and from history, Inflation is a unique, real-world exploration of the subject that addresses everyday concerns of Americans under siege by rising prices, including steps you should take to protect your wealth. Inflation is essential reading for everyone seeking to navigate these tumultuous times.
Please join us with authors JP McLean, Katherine Lawrence, and Alice Ivinya.
JP McLean, author of “Blood Mark” – Abandoned at birth, life has always been a battle for Jane Walker. She and her best friend, Sadie, spent years fighting to survive Vancouver’s cutthroat underbelly. That would have been tough enough without Jane’s mysterious afflictions: an intricate pattern of blood-red birthmarks that snake around her body and vivid, heart-wrenching nightmares that feel so real she wakes up screaming.
Katherine Lawrence, author of “Stay” – Winner, 2017 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Children’s Poetry. Millie is eleven going on twelve when her life is upended by her parents’ decision to separate. Her mother gets a new boyfriend, and her father moves into a new place: an apartment with a big sign on the door that says NO DOGS ALLOWED. Since there’s nothing Millie wants more than a dog of her own, that seems like the biggest blow of all. Hoping to get her parents back together—not just for her sake, but for the sake of her future dog—Millie is elated when her father moves back in after a short while. She can’t understand why her parents aren’t happy at the reconciliation until she learns the truth: her father is back because he has been diagnosed with cancer. Told in verse by acclaimed Canadian poet Katherine Lawrence, Stay is a moving, touching, and yet often humorous portrait of a family in a time of crisis, whose pain is filtered through the thoughts and actions of an eleven-year-old girl. Stay captures the essence of what it means to grow up, confront your fears, support your family, and share in the wild optimism that only youth can harbour.
Alice Ivinya, author of “Feather of Snow” – In Brianna’s new world of ice and snow, the coldest things by far are the eyes of her betrothed…Brianna bears a deadly secret: she’s not the princess she is pretending to be. If the prince finds out, her life will be forfeit and her country plunged into war. But there is more to the icy prince than meets the eye, and Brianna slowly unravels the secrets of his dark past while surviving in a strange culture. However, her goodness and wit will only get her so far. Terrifying beasts stalk the border and a murderer is at work in the town. They know the truth of Brianna’s identity and will stop at nothing to destroy all she has fought for.
Please join us with W.L. Hawkin, Thorsten Nesch, and S.A. Schneider.
W.L. Hawkin, author of “Lure: Jesse and Hawk” – Hawk is a wounded healer bent on losing himself on the Chippewa reservation. Jesse’s a vegan nature photographer trying to find herself on that same wild land. When Hawk shoots the deer Jesse’s photographing, passions flare. Then, Jesse hears that Hawk’s friend is dying and sets off alone on horseback to warn him. He deserves the chance to say goodbye she never had. But danger lurks everywhere near the small Midwestern town of Lure River. Jesse’s just discovered the fragile bones of a missing Indigenous girl in her shed and drawn the unwanted attention of two local men. Can Jesse find Hawk before they find her? Ruby Little Bear’s tragic tale weaves through the narrative, reminding us that one moment can change everything.
Thorsten Nesch, author of “I Am You Am I” – She comes from a rich family in Vancouver and enjoys horseback riding, he lives on the wrong side of town and calls boxing his hobby. Two very different teenagers changing their bodies accidentally and have to live the life of the other. The funniest body switch comedy you will read. The author Thorsten Nesch lives in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. He is an award-winning and traditionally published author. His novels are read in schools throughout Europe.
S.A. Schneider, author of “Embracing the Magic: Town Magician Series Book 1” – Young Samual longs to perform magic of his own. And what’s worse, he can’t seem to convince anyone that their beloved Town Magician is a trickster without an enchanted bone in his body. When a wicked wizard challenges the pretender to a duel, Samual vows keep his village safe by forcing the fraudster to rise to the challenge. Determined to prevent disaster, he secretly shadows the phony protector during his training with the Grand Wizard. And when they barely escape an attack by dire wolves, Samual realizes he must partner up with his bitter rival. But keeping the truth hidden any longer may not help them outwit a powerful sorcerer. With his town in grave danger, can Samual protect the ones he loves from the forces of evil?