Publishing Announcements — Welcome to the Army

April 24, 2019

Congratulations to Dennis Schulze on the release of his memoir, Welcome to the Army. This honest look at life during a turbulent period in our nation’s history is available in print and digital editions from fine book retailers around the world.

Dennis Schulze spent thirty years of his life in service to the United States Army. His story begins in 1968 at the height of the war in Vietnam. A recent law school graduate, Dennis is preparing to take the bar exam when he’s drafted. With one letter, the trajectory of Dennis’s life changes forever.

Welcome to the Army is unique not only for its inside look at protocol and procedures of the JAG division of our military, but for Dennis’s unfailing optimism and perseverance despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

My publisher has been so patient and professional in guiding a novice author to the completion of his goal. I couldn’t have done it without you!

It was a pleasure working with Dennis, and we congratulate him on this achievement. Look for Welcome to the Army from these retailers, or ask for it from your favorite bookshop!

Bode Gets a Job — Now Available Worldwide!

April 23, 2019

Bode Gets a Job by Dr. Bobby Moore is now available as an e-book, paperback, and hardback. This is the second title in the Bode series, and it has all the magic and charm of Dr. Bobby’s first book, The Book of Bode. Get ready to fall in love with this hardworking companion all over again!

Find Dr. Bobby’s first book, The Book of Bode, on Amazon here. 

The Book of Bode was so well received that Dr. Bobby returned to us to publish the second book in the Bode series.  We are sure this one will bring just as many smiles while teaching children how much our furry companions enrich our lives.

Bode is the luckiest dog in the world.

He tries out many different jobs, including work as a rescue dog, a show dog, a guide dog, and more! Bode is brave, athletic and smart. Follow Bode’s adventures and see all of his jobs in this fun, colorful book written to get children excited about reading, and of course, dogs.

“Terrific toddler book or first reader. Perfectly describes my favorite dog breed – The Vizsla. A percentage of the sales of this book go to The Multiple Myeloma Foundation. A worthy cause.”

Amazon reviewer

Look for Bode Gets a Job from these retailers, or ask for it at your favorite bookshop!

Publishing Announcements — Dream of a Lifetime: Ten Years in the Upper Amazon

January 24, 2019

Musician, songwriter, artist, and adventurer, Norman Walters has filled his life with fascinating stories. He shares these tales in his book Dream of a Lifetime: Ten Years in the Upper Amazon, as he recounts the highs and lows of starting a business in the Peruvian rain forest.

Norman Walters and his longtime business partner Larry have sought out and experienced what most souls are terrified of or can only dream of: The Precipice of Life. From playing music in Greenwich Village in the 1960s to building a touristic paradise in Peru’s deepest, darkest, Amazon rainforest in the 1990s, they have consistently gone against the odds, winning…losing…and calling it even. You can find out more about the author here.

“Interspersed with tales of his gloriously misspent youth, one of the hardest-working hippies of his generation recounts the genesis of his remarkable achievement–the creation of an eco-sensitive tourist lodge in Peru’s Amazon jungle.”
Amazon reviewer

Travel to the banks of the Amazon with Dream of a Lifetime: Ten Years in the Upper Amazon, available from these retailers or ask for it from your local bookstore.

Book Spotlight – Peanut Butter on the Wall by Peg Hanna

December 20, 2018

In December 2017, Peg Hanna published Peanut Butter on the Wall and Marshmallows on the Microwave, a collection of stories about two only children who raised—and matured with—their ever-changing family of five boys and one girl, starting nearly fifty years ago.

Peg takes readers through the rooms of her family’s two homes, recounting some of the events that occurred in them—flying peanut butter, flying babies, a flying angel. Some of these stories are funny. Some are sad. Some are hair-raising. All are true.

Many readers can relate to, “I didn’t do it,” “STOP IT!” and “It’s MY turn.” Each chapter is followed by a reflection such as, “Does Anyone Have a Life Without Photos on the Fridge?” “I Can’t See the Rug,” and “Reading With Grandma.”

Look for it from these retailers, or ask/search for it from your favorite bookshop!

Margaret Leis Hanna (Peg) is a former teacher and graduate of Grove City College (PA), with graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh and Ohio State University. She is an award-winning writer of poetry and short stories and co-author of WHILE…Born During WWII. Peg is a member of the Ohio Writers’ Guild, Writers’ Satellite and The National League of American Pen Women. She and her husband live in Gahanna, Ohio.

We are always looking for new authors! Do you have a great book idea? Let’s talk today.

Publishing Announcements — Ned the Nuclear Submarine

December 18, 2018

Author Demetri Capetanopoulos author of The Design and Construction of the Nautilus has turned his precise imagination to the children’s story Ned the Nuclear SubmarineNed the Nuclear Submarine is a story about overcoming fears, both real and imagined, to enable discovery and growth. Seldom featured in a children’s book, the fascinating world of a submarine is introduced in a way that is both realistic and yet accessible, drawing upon Demetri’s personal experiences as a U.S. Navy Submarine Officer. Journey with Ned on an epic voyage around the world that unfurls in rhyme, with true-to-life images and events taken from history.

“I love the lesson of overcoming fear, and the transformation from timid to confident. This is a book you will want to read with your little one, and a book your little one will want you to read to them over and over!” — Amazon reviewer

With clever illustrations that will keep your child engaged, this intelligently crafted story will spark your child’s imagination.

Find Ned the Nuclear Submarine at these retailers or ask for the book at your favorite bookstore.

Publishing Announcements — The Five Frogs on Biscuit Bay

December 4, 2018

The Five Frogs on Biscuit Bay by Tommy Piolata introduces children to five unique frogs on a journey to find a better home for their community.  To succeed, these frogs will have to be witty and brave, teaching children along the way the value of courage and perseverance.

The pages are adorned with beautifully illustrated pages by illustrator David Cuccia.  The illustrations bring these imaginative characters to life.  Follow these audacious frogs on their journey to a better future.

“This book is one that your children or grandchildren will cherish for years. The author has a unique way of making you feel like you know each frog and their special gifts. Full of adventure with positive outcomes. You will love it.” — Amazon reviewer

You can find The Five Frogs on Biscuit Bay at these retailers or ask for it from your local bookstore.

Who Says I Can’t Be President? by Minyon Patton-Baez

November 16, 2018

Who Says I Can't Be President Cover ImageWho Says I Can’t Be President?, an inspiring children’s book by Minyon Patton-Baez, is now available in print and digital editions from fine book retailers from around the world!

Kailey is a shy, quiet 3rd grader who is always daydreaming. During class her teacher asks the students,

“What would you like to be when you grow up?”

Most of the kids yell out their parents’ careers: nurse, fireman, doctor. Kailey, however, who rarely talks much, raises her hand and shares what she would like to be when she grows up.

As Kailey speaks, she reminds children everywhere:

YOU CAN BE ANYTHING!

Look for it from these retailers, or ask/search for it from your favorite bookshop!

This delightful book will be a welcome addition to your young reader’s library.

We had a wonderful time working with Minyon to produce this amazing book!

We are actively seeking new authors. Do you have a book idea of your own? Let’s talk today.

The Foreigner’s Tale by John Scott Brinkerhoff

November 13, 2018

The Foreigner's Tale CoverThe Foreigner’s Tale, a beautiful fantasy novel by John Scott Brinkerhoff, is now available in paperback and hardcover editions from fine book retailers around the world!

Harald Stonearm, usurper of the throne in the Province of Swallows, loves nothing more than a good story. So, in the seventh year of his reign, he sets aside the summer for a storytelling contest.

Competitors come from all over the kingdom to take a seat in Gravenwall Castle’s amphitheater. Harald’s patience is short, however, and he dismisses one storyteller after another.

All that changes with the arrival of a mysterious foreigner, a young traveler dressed as a holy man who carries the weapons of a soldier. A man with many names, now called Dogman, because of the huge Bear Dog at his side.

As the foreigner’s tale unfolds, the crowd of listeners steadily grows, carried along by a story of recklessness, great voyages, strange encounters and magic, unaware that it all leads to two startling conclusions.

There is much more to the tale than the foreigner is telling.

Look for it from these retailers, or ask/search for it from your favorite bookshop!

This enchanting novel will be a welcome addition to your reading library.

We had a great time working with John to produce this amazing book!

We’re looking for new authors. Do you have a great book idea? Let’s talk today.

Adventures in Africa by Sharon Bell

October 12, 2018

Adventures in Africa Cover ImageAdventures in Africa, a colorful children’s book by Sharon Bell, is now available in print and digital editions from fine book retailers around the world!

The book is full of learning tools like rhyming, alliteration, and even the fun and confusing topic of silent letters. Students might role-play the episodes or use them to study the different animals described in the stories. Woven throughout the book are positive values like friendship, forgiveness, sharing, and new beginnings. Have fun with Grace the Gregarious, Nathaniel the Notorious, and Peter the Peaceable!

Look for it from these retailers, or ask/search for it from your favorite bookshop!

This imaginative children’s book will make a welcome addition to your young reader’s library.

We had a great time working with Sharon to produce this incredible book!

We are seeking new authors. Do you have your own book idea? Let’s talk today.

Scout Goes to School by Barbara Jo Almendinger

September 12, 2018

Scout Goes to School CoverScout Goes to School, a children’s book based on a true story by Barbara Jo Almendinger and illustrated by Haley A. Thompson, is now available in print and digital editions from fine book retailers around the world!

Scout Goes to School is a true story about a therapy dog named Scout who loves going to school each day. Scout might get into a little mischief, but the students sure love having her at school. Scout makes everyone’s day a little more fun!

Look for it from these retailers, or ask/search for it from your favorite bookshop!

This fun, colorful book will be a welcome addition to your young reader’s library.

We had a great time working with Barbara Jo and Haley to produce this amazing book.

We are actively seeking new authors. Do you have a great story idea? Let’s talk today!