By the Waters of Babylon

December 11, 2020

We are excited to congratulate Christopher Farrar on the release of his new book, By the Waters of Babylon, which is now available for purchase at retailers worldwide!

When twelve-year-old Ya’el is taken prisoner by the -Babylonians, her ability to write saves her life. A girl scribe, unique in the -Empire, she’s destined for slavery in the palace of king -Nebuchadnezzar. Days later, her ruined city of Jerusalem is far behind. She struggles to survive on the long brutal trek, while strange dreams disturb her sleep. Her impulsiveness and -passion for learning earn her hostility from fellow prisoners and murderous hatred from Babylonian guards. Desperate to avoid her looming fate, she’s forced to confront her own complicity in the vitriol directed at her. And the dreams are getting stranger.

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Milk & Cookies: Second Helpings

December 9, 2020

Maggie Mueller’s latest book, Milk and Cookies: Second Helpings, is available for purchase at retailers worldwide! 

Everybody loves second helpings, especially of something sweet that makes you feel good! In Milk and Cookies… Second Helpings, you will find more delightful stories of living life from spring to winter. Throughout the seasons, more challenges and prayers enter into the raising of children and grandchildren, along with the hopes and prayers of parents and grandparents.

Within these pages are thought-provoking ideas and humorous looks at the antics of little ones as they grow and learn. Each story tugs at your heart and helps you soar on the laughter of children.

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Grief: Surviving the Storm After Someone You Love Has Died

Like a lighthouse illuminating a path through dark and stormy waters, this book was written to spark hope in the midst of despair.

When Mike Thomson’s wife died, he didn’t know how he’d ever go on without her. No matter where he was—at work, getting through the holidays, or trying to be present with friends and family—his mind was lost in desperation and loneliness.

Grief is one man’s struggle to accept the death of his wife. Through familiar experiences, the author lends insight with the intention of helping those who are grieving a loss. Let this book be a lighthouse in your life, guiding you through the storms of fear, pain, regret, self-blame, and loneliness. From a small flicker in the darkness grows a bright beacon of hope.

Anyone who is grieving the death of a loved one will find the author’s story to be inspiring. This book will fill their hearts with hope and help them find a normal, happy life again.

Grab your copy of Grief: Surviving the Storm After Someone You Love Has Died by Michael S. Thompson at a major retailer or find it at your favorite bookstore.

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Word Up!

WORD UP! IS VOLUME I OF IV featuring 25 spectacular rhyming stories for children that promote and support reading proficiency, language, and literacy development. These skills prepare children ages 0–9 for 3rd grade reading readiness. Did you know that the American prison industry can predict future inmates based on a child’s 3rd grade reading level?

The Mark-Alan 100-WORD book series is backed by evidence-based research and includes child-friendly definitions in English and Spanish.

Word Up! includes rhyming stories that will enrapture the imaginations of children everywhere, including but not limited to:

• “The Invisible Crown”
• “Bamboozled the Clown Completes Saving the Town”
• “Mama Gonna Protect Her Sweet Potato Pie”
• “The Butterfly Event”
• “The Curious Cat that did not Act”
• “Buggs Observes the Busy in Buzz”
• “They’re Ignoring The Elephant in My Room”

These stories have the creative vibes of classics that will be enjoyed in homes and classrooms for generations. Moreover, the educational, entertainment, cultural, emotional, and spiritual values of the Mark-Alan 100-WORD children’s rhyming book series confirms that Word Up! is a win for children, a win for families, a win for education, a win for society, and a loss for the American prison industry.

Grab your copy of Word Up! by Mark-Alan at a major retailer or find it at your favorite bookstore!

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Christmas in Doxieville

Get in the holiday spirit with Darrin Todd Martin’s latest book, Christmas in Doxieville! Available at retailers worldwide. 

Deuce and Diesel are sent to search for a Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. They come across a wolf named Whitetail freezing in the woods and close to giving birth. Deuce and Diesel decide to help her find shelter. As they journey to safety, they become lost in a snowstorm.

Just when it seems that all hope is lost, Angel Puppy appears, sent by the spirit of Christmas. Will Deuce and Diesel find warmth and shelter for White Tail? What will White Tail name her babies on Christmas day?

Your children will never forget spending Christmas in Doxieville. They will be inspired by two cultures coming together in peaceful friendship and learning the true meaning of Christmas. This is an adventure that will become a Christmas tradition in your home year after year!

Find your copy of Christmas in Doxieville by Darrin Todd Martin at a major retailer, or pick it up at your favorite bookstore today!

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Monster Trees: The Obscure Poems of Harry Pim

Monster Trees by Stark Hunter is now available for purchase at retailers worldwide! 

Poet, and now editor, Stark Hunter returns with his tenth poetic enterprise, Monster Trees; this time showcasing the obscure poetry of unknown poetauteur, Harry Pim.

Born in 1913 in Wigan, England, Harry Pim spent decades riding the Canadian rails as a fireman. On the side, however, this indefatigable, and still living artist, has produced a trove of obscure but fascinating poetry. At age 107 and still counting, Pim has, it seems, broken all records for longevity and madness.

His secret? According to Pim, a terrible diet of greasy fast-foods, a daily imbibing of his home-made, black syrupy beer (even thicker than Turkish coffee), and his ever-smoking briar pipe filled with sativa bud, are the reasons he has not yet said hello to, as T. S. Eliot once described him, ‘the Eternal Footman.’

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Wolley the Bookworm

James Phillips’ latest children’s book, Wolley the Bookworm, is now available for purchase at retailers worldwide!

Wolley is a bookworm who loves reading at his local library with his best friend Wilma the bookworm. When a young bookworm visits the library for the first time, Wolley learns to help him find the perfect book.

My kids love this book! It’s cute and encourages them to want to read!”  -Amazon Reviewer

Grab  your copy of Wolley the Bookworm at a major retailer or find it at your favorite bookstore today!

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Cocoa, Tea & Honey

December 2, 2020

Cocoa, Tea and Honey by Kimberly Davis-Peters is available for purchase at retailers worldwide! 

Despite the differences that set us apart, our shared experiences bring us together.

Cocoa, Tea & Honey celebrates all shades of beautiful brown complexions with inspirational encouragement of friendship, good character and acceptance for toddlers ages 2-5.

“This is another great story helping children to love their brown skin! I love that this book showcases the beautiful and variant brown complexions. This story helps children to not only love to learn to love their skin, but to accept each other’s differences.” -Amazon Reviewer

Find your copy of Cocoa, Tea and Honey today and leave your own review!

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Tales from the 4th Grade: 75 Short Stories

November 27, 2020
Congratulations to Megan Fluhart and Doug Fluhart on the release of your new book: Tales from the 4th Grade: 75 Short Stories!

This book lets you step into the imagination of a fourth-grader…

The stories within this book were written and illustrated by Megan Fluhart when she was in fourth grade. Then 17 years later, her dad, Doug Fluhart, edited and compiled them into this book.

The resulting collection of short stories and illustrations is a fantastical window into the mind of a kid. Often hilarious, always wildly imaginative, this book will delight kids of all ages (and parents too!) with the creativity of one fourth-grader’s storytelling.

Find your copy of Tales from the 4th Grade on Amazon for just $14.99 and leave a review!

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The Sound of a Writer’s Voice by Santiago

November 24, 2020

Santiago’s latest book, The Sound of a Writer’s Voice: Both a Window and a Mirror is available for purchase!

Each piece of writing we consume as readers is, in some form or another, an expression of a writer’s voice, a glimpse into his psyche, mindset, and ideals. Through the lens of his words he grants us permission to view the world briefly through his eyes. 

The pieces contained within these pages are a truer representation of the author than you will find in most books. A compilation of thirty years of work, recorded by hand in a writing journal, Santiago’s reflections are presented here raw and unedited, flowing in an intimate stream of consciousness from his heart to the page.

These entries are a chronological accumulation of mostly independent unities throughout the course of one life—personal observations, insights, commentary, reflections, and brief narratives. They voice our common struggle to find meaning and value in the great mystery that is life and the universe as we exist within it, both of which are full of wonder and violence and beauty on a scale that is hard to fathom.

All proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated by the author to the following charitable organizations: 
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (founded in 1977 by David Sheldrick)
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund (initiated as Karisoke in 1969)
Rainforest Trust (officially incorporated on Dec. 8, 1988)

Find your copy of The Sound of a Writer’s Voice by Santiago on Amazon today!

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