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.”

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

The Lethal Defector by Glee Duff

July 9, 2018

The Lethal Defector, a suspenseful novel by Glee Duff, is now available in print and digital editions from fine book retailers around the world!

A sultry Cold War spy. A soldier obliterated under cover of darkness. A kidnapping in the heart of old Berlin. Randy Young is a popular American Forces Network disc jockey when he meets Monica Hansaur, a beautiful young German woman who embodies everything Randy has ever wanted. Blinded by love, Randy fails to see that Monica has been compromised by the KGB, coerced into seducing young soldiers who have access to military knowledge.

Danger intensifies as feelings between Randy and Monica deepen. As the demands of the power-hungry Russians increase, Monica must choose between protecting her family and betraying the man she’s come to love. KGB operatives lurk around every corner in Cold War Berlin as the two lovers work together to outsmart the Soviets.

Randy’s life hangs in the balance, dependent on the gorgeous, complicated woman who got him into this mess in the first place.

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

Early readers love The Lethal Defector! Here’s what one of them has to say:

I passed this book on to my best friend since I read it over the weekend, it is that good… Well developed characters with great plot twist and a great ending. I look forward to the next book to see what new characters will pop up and surprise us. Fun book to read and I learned a few things.

-Amazon Reviewer

We really enjoyed working with Glee to produce this amazing book.

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

Something from Nothing by Damian Synadinos

June 22, 2018

Hank and Stella in Something From Nothing, a fun children’s book by Damian Synadinos, is now available in print editions from fine book retailers around the world!

Hank and Stella in Something From Nothing is an engaging story that helps children laugh while they learn and improve through improv.

Theatrical improv(isation) is, essentially, making something from nothing. Players create and perform shows simultaneously and in the moment, without a script, props, or costumes. And, the fundamental principles and skills of improv are as useful on stage as they are at play and in life!

The story takes place on a boring, grey, and rainy day as Stella the bunny and Hank the dog learn about improv and discuss focusing on the present, getting and exploring ideas, reacting to accidents and mistakes, the importance of practice, and the benefits of diversity. The story ends with Hank and Stella inviting the reader to join them in an improv show, and even includes a few silly, simple games to help get kids started making improv shows of their own!

The book can help children develop their imaginations, play cooperatively, increase their confidence, and even conquer boring, grey, rainy days!

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

Early readers love Something from Nothing! Here’s what some of them have to say:

Cute book. A fun story but also gives instructions on how to do improv which was a nice change from other children’s books. We even had to stop in the middle and try out our own improv.

-Amazon Reviewer

I love this book! I got a copy for my girlfriend’s son and he loves it as well. It is a funny book with great pictures. This is a must-read. Perfect for children and fun to read. I hope there are more Hank and Stella books in the future.

-Amazon Reviewer

…It’s a must purchase if you have young children. My suggestion…is that an adult should initially tutor the child/children according to the need to do so. Some children could surprise you how able they are to grasp the improvisation concept. This author possesses a lot of empirical knowledge about improvisation.

-Amazon Reviewer

We had a great time working with Damian to produce this amazing book.

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

Digested by the Dust by Stark Hunter

June 20, 2018

Digested by the Dust, a book of epitaph poetry by Stark Hunter, is now available in print and digital editions from fine book retailers around the world!

If the dead could speak from their graves, what would they tell us, the living, about their insights on life and longevity? In Digested by the Dust, the dead come alive again and reveal details about their historic times in Whittier, California at the turn of the 20th Century, their private lives, successes and failures, their secret loves and fantasies, and finally, the circumstances of their unique deaths, all in extended epitaph form.

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This thought-provoking volume will be a welcome addition to your reading library.

Early readers love Digested by the Dust! Here’s what one of them has to say:

Love looking back into history of this great old town!

-Amazon Reviewer

We had a great time working with Stark to produce this amazing book.

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

The Book of Bode by Dr. Bobby Moore

May 30, 2018

The Book of Bode, a fun children’s book about dogs by Dr. Bobby Moore, is now available in print and digital editions from fine book retailers around the world!

Bode is the luckiest dog in the world.

He and his owner paddle board, go boating, bike together, and take long hikes. Bode is very athletic, energetic and smart. Follow Bode’s adventures and see all of his talents in this fun, colorful book written to get children excited about reading, and of course, dogs.

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

Early readers love The Book of Bode! Here’s what some of them have to say:

I’m probably a wee bit biased, because I own a Vizsla, but I love this book! It’s very cute. Dog lovers, whether or not they own this breed, will enjoy reading this book to children.

-Amazon Reviewer

Wonderfully written book which young readers will enjoy. They will quickly be able to read it for themselves. Will make Vizsla lovers out of whoever reads it!

-Amazon Reviewer

The illustrations are bright and adorable, the book reads quickly, and Bode accomplishes lots of activities that are sure to be a hit with any kid who loves dogs.

-Amazon Reviewer

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

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

Mom Who’s Dad by Marc’d

March 27, 2018

Mom Who’s Dad, an insightful book by Marc’d, is now available in print editions from fine book retailers around the world!

Mom Who’s Dad is a story that’s as much for adults as it is for kids. It explores what it might be like to grow up in a post-millennial age and how the identity of a contemporary parent may be as lost as that of their child. As new forms of social and professional interactions form a perpetually changing culture, personal identity becomes much harder to define. How do we rationalize ourselves to the world, and most importantly, to the one that’s expecting us to have it all figured out?

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

Early readers love Mom Who’s Dad! Here’s what one of them has to say:

This book is so well created and beautiful! There is humor for both children and adults.

-Amazon Reviewer

We really enjoyed working with Marc’d to produce this great book.

Do you have your own book idea? We’re looking for new authors. Let’s talk today!