The Gift of Acceptance – September 14, 2022

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.


The Journey Within – September 7, 2022

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!



Oh, the Places We will Go! – August 17, 2022

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.


Revealing True Meaning – August 10, 2022

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 by their 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.


Confronting Fears – July 20, 2022

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.



Secrets Galore – July 6, 2022

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?



Surviving the Journey – June 29, 2022

Please join me with authors Deborah Jarvis, Philip Asmundson, and Lindsey Kinsella. 

Deborah Jarvis, author of “The Crystal Pawn: Book One of The Keyralithian Chronicles” – Deirdre Hawes had never thought of her life as extraordinary until one day she met the father she never knew and thus began the adventure of a lifetime. Armed only with the knowledge that she is heir to magical gifts that would allow her to call on the aid of the long-vanished dragons, she finds herself drawn into a web of intrigue and murder where the powers behind the throne are aligning to make sure she doesn’t succeed, no matter the cost. Deirdre soon finds her life in the hands of those she’s been told not to trust, but trust them she must if she is to have any hope of not only completing her quest but surviving to make the journey home. Together with several loyal friends, she makes her way south. As they travel further, she discovers that not everyone is as they seem and that preconceived notions of what is good and what is evil are often mere simplifications of a much more complex truth. When forces long-allied with the crown begin to show their true intentions, it is up to Deirdre and her companions to figure out a way to evade their traps and make their way below the Southern Mountains and across the desert to the jungle where the dragons are said to reside.

Philip Asmundson, author of “The Tuar Turns Trilogy: The Four Forces”Alexa’s birthday gifts weren’t typical—a prophetic destiny and untold superpowers. Now she feels like the world rests on her shoulders. And it does. Saving it drew a target on her back. How does she protect the ones she loves and save the universe from destruction? Now her training takes her and her friends to creatures and worlds previously thought of as only mythological. If she fails in her training and quest, more than her species is at risk. Can she and her loyal crew find and defeat the powerful weapons protecting the Four Forces and reunite them in time to save the universe? You’ll love this second book in the sci-fi fantasy coming-of-age saga because the action continues with each turn of the page. Take a wormhole to the adventure today.


Lindsey Kinsella, author of “The Lazarus Taxa” – 68 million years in the past. Deep time; the true final frontier. But all is not as it seems. Which should be feared most? The dinosaurs… or the people? The Lazarus Taxa follows the first scientific expedition through time to the Late Cretaceous, where a dark conspiracy soon begins to unravel.


Jumping into Summer! – June 22, 2022

Please join us with authors Amy Bernstein, Shannon Lawrence, and Susan Cole.

Amy Bernstein, author of “The Nighthawkers” – Archaeologist Pauline Marsh is convinced she’s an unlovable freak. Who else in the world shares her ability to locate ancient artifacts without a map, hear their stories, and commune with long-dead artisans? But all that changes when handsome, charismatic Grey Henley persuades her she’s the girl of his dreams. For Pauline, Grey is the family she never knew. And for Grey, Pauline’s treasure-finding skills will make him immensely rich. But the lovers keep secrets from one another that push their relationship to the breaking point. Grey is in league with a criminal relative and Pauline is visited by an other-worldly stranger with a message. Sometimes, it takes a broken heart to discover your true destiny–and find eternal love where you least expect it.



Shannon Lawrence, author of “The Business of Short Stories: Writing, Submitting, Publishing, and Marketing” – Whether you’re looking to add short stories to your repertoire as a solo pursuit or in addition to novel writing, The Business of Short Stories covers every aspect from writing to marketing. Learn the dynamics of short story writing, where to focus your editing efforts, how and where to submit, how to handle acceptances and rejections, what to do with reprints, and how to market yourself and your stories online and in person. The information in The Business of Short Stories has been distilled from over a decade of short story publishing experience so you don’t have to learn the hard way. You’ll find information on submission formatting, cover letters, querying a collection, sending proposals to writing events, how to create a website, SEO, social media, and so much more. This is an invaluable resource for short story writers.


Susan Cole, author of “Holding Fast: A Memoir of Sailing, Love and Loss” – the story of leaving everything behind to follow her husband’s lifelong dream of sailing away. Many people dream of escaping reality but few actually go. Blond, blue-eyed, irreverent John bursts into Susan’s life in her twenties with a dream of sailing off. Susan dreams of settling down and doesn’t want to go. A three-year voyage with their young daughter profoundly changes their lives. A gripping adventure story and an inspirational memoir of finding our power in the unlikeliest of places.


Skirting Danger – June 15, 2022

Please join us with Shereen Vedam, T. Norman, and Claudia Blood.

Shereen Vedam, author of “Death Takes a Detour”Abbie Grimshaw’s road to recovery from a traumatic experience takes her on many journeys. On a whim, she stops at St. Michael’s church and runs straight into more danger. This time, there’s a supernatural complication: she can see—and talk to—the Earl of Ashford. He died in 1816, but death doesn’t stop him from charging Abbie with the safety of two young orphans. She never imagined life would send her literal demons to battle, but Abbie is a Grimm, like her mother before her. There’s a long legacy of defending the innocent at stake. If she cannot master child-minding and demon-slaying simultaneously, her own legend will be short-lived.


T. Norman, author of “Blood-Stained Heir”After the sudden death of his beloved wife, Rysh Trell struggles to keep his life together and devotes everything to raising their son. When the King of Ansaroth seeks vengeance for the murder of his father, Rysh is forced to defend his home and family again. As an army pursues him across Ansaroth, Rysh fights to honor a promise he made to a dying friend. With little hope of survival, he searches deep inside to find the soldier he spent years burying away. Will Rysh keep his promise, or will evil forces stop him from reaching his goal?



Claudia Blood, author of “Company Assassin”It’s Duff Roman’s eighteenth birthday, but no one is lighting candles. Turning eighteen in the orphanage on Kalecca means starvation for those who aren’t hired into a Family. Outside the Family compounds lies the jungle. And in the jungle lies death. And Relics—the only real currency on Planet Kalecca. The orphans are Duff’s family, and he’s sacrificed everything to keep the orphanage running, even his chance to move on. Now, at eighteen, he has no choice but to leave. Without him to bring in extra money, the orphans will starve under the Company’s control. Duff’s only chance to save them is to find a spot on an independent crew and hopefully find a Relic to sell. A seemingly chance encounter with Z, leader of the most feared independent crew offers Duff his opportunity to score a Relic. And offers Z a chance to relieve the guilt he feels over his past. But a company assassin has plans to lay waste to Duff’s future, and the orphanage as well.


A Thought-Provoking Episode – June 8, 2022

Please join us with authors Matt Drayton and Jeff Chapman.

Matthew Drayton, author of “Leading While Black” – Challenges, Hard Truths and Effective Strategies for African American Leaders Author and Retired US Army Sergeant Major Matt Drayton is back with another “While Black” Title “Leading While Black”. Matt once again turns the negative connotations associated with the “while black” phrase and turns it on its head. Leadership or the lack thereof are the primary causes of most of the world’s troubles. From Financial crisis to pandemics, environmental concerns and corruption, and the political chaos in America and abroad, leadership plays a crucial part in everything that influences our way of life. Matt’s leadership journey took him from a poor troubled youth to multiple distinguished careers. Matt candidly shares his struggles, triumphs, and lessons learned from his many travels around the world and his relations with government, corporate and foreign leaders. Leading While Black was written to help African American leaders better understand the challenges they face and provide them strategies to help them better navigate through their leadership journeys and succeed. Matt had tremendous access to and worked for many great leaders (corporate and military) over the years. Those corporate, military, and government careers allowed him to learn from leaders from many backgrounds and ethnicities. Matt had personal access to senior Military, Government, and Corporate leaders that many of his African American peers and subordinates did not have access to. They shared information, leadership strategies, and experiences with Matt that changed his life. That is why Matt is uniquely qualified to write about black leadership. Matt Drayton draws from decades as an African American leader in the Military, Corporate, DoD Civilian, and Non-Profit sectors to provide candid, thought-provoking, and essential advice and strategies for leadership success. Many of the lessons and strategies in this book apply to anyone in leadership positions regardless of race or gender.


Jeff Chapman, author of “The Great Contagion: A Merliss Tale” – Merliss is no ordinary cat. She’s a young girl’s spirit trapped in a cat’s body. While the magic that banished her has snatched away from her human speech, it has given her a life spanning millennia. For centuries she has lived with the cunning folk, assisting their efforts to heal the sick and ward off malevolent creatures. Now a bleeding sickness has thrown the community into chaos. The cunning man and his apprentice are in danger from the disease. The life Merliss has worked so long to build is in jeopardy. Before she entered the cat, she had trained to be a shaman. Do her centuries of experience hold a secret to a cure? But disease isn’t her only nemesis. A pair of malevolent creatures move into the neighborhood threatening more havoc. With disease and monsters ravaging the land, Merliss is up to her whiskers in trouble. It couldn’t be worse until a mob looking for a scapegoat turns its wrath on Merliss. The Great Contagion is the gripping first novel in the dark fantasy Merliss Tales series. If you like strong and dynamic characters, rich description, magic, and intrigue, then you’ll love Jeff Chapman’s imaginative Merliss Tales.