Chasing the Dream by Norman Walters — Worldwide Release

January 1, 2020

We’re happy to announce that Chasing the Dream: Ten Years in the Upper Amazon by Norman Walters is now available at retailers worldwide.

Grab a copy at a major retailer or request it from your favorite bookstore!

Chasing the Dream is the second installment of Norman’s travels through the Peruvian Upper Amazon. After reaching Iquitos, one of the world’s largest cities not accessible by roads, he traveled 110 miles farther up the Amazon River by boat and into the untamed wilds of the jungle.

These are his experiences during the ten years he spent in the jungle, where a single mistake could be deadly. Norman’s stories reflect the universal experiences of blending cultures, following your dreams, and facing brutal hardships–along with the joy of overcoming them.

Norman Walters is the co-founder of Yacumama Lodge in Iquitos, a city that straddles the fine line between uncontrolled jungle and civilization. He built this eco-tourism lodge for other adventure-seekers like him in the hopes that others can share the experience of living in the jungle.

Grab your copy of the book today, and don’t forget to support independent literature by leaving a review on Goodreads when you’re finished.


Do you have a book that deserves to be published? We’re always seeking excellent manuscripts.  Learn more here.

Dumpster Doll: The Early Years – Worldwide Release

December 19, 2019

We’re pleased to announce that Dumpster Doll: The Early Years by Michelle Mays and Michelle Moone is now available at retailers worldwide.

Find a copy at any major retailer as a paperback, hardback, or e-book, or ask for it at your favorite bookstore!

Michelle Mays was born into an abusive family in the Midwest. As she and her siblings cling to survival, the balance of family ties is weighed against alcoholism, drug abuse, abandonment, and despair. Hope dawns in the form of foster care, only to be deferred by multiple placements and a system not equipped to support the children it’s meant to protect.

Through powerful vignettes of a life disjointed, Mays’s story is a journey of hope that is echoed in the experiences of thousands of children in the court and foster care systems today.

“Dumpster Doll gives you a chance to open your eyes and glimpse what children in the system go through and how they got there. You may be uncomfortable, and I hope that you are. It is my sincere hope that Dumpster Doll provokes you to do something in your own community to help children.”

            –Crystal Morgan, founder of Fostering Love

Dumpster Doll is brave not because it is unique, but because it unflinchingly shines a light on family turmoil, flaws in judicial systems, and ultimately, the grit and tenacity that thousands of children exhibit each day just to make it through.

Grab your copy of the book today, and don’t forget to support independent literature by leaving a review on Goodreads and your favorite retailer.


Do you have a book that deserves to be published? We’re always seeking excellent manuscripts.  Learn more here.

 

Cover Reveal – Chasing the Dream by Norman Walters

October 28, 2019

Norman Walters’ Peruvian adventure along the banks of the Amazon river continues in Chasing the Dream: Ten Years in the Upper Amazon. This is the second chapter in a story of overcoming obstacles, blending cultures, creating a dream, and facing hardship as well as joy.

Norman Walters spent ten years in the Peruvian Upper Amazon, 110 miles (up the Amazon River by boat) from Iquitos, Peru. This Jungle City of 600,000 inhabitants was reachable (from the outside world) only by water or air. No roads in! He is the co-founder of Yacumama Lodge, which he carved from the jungle. These are his stories.

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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.