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.

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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.

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Hadley the Lunar Rover – Worldwide Release

December 20, 2019

Calling all aspiring astronauts: Hadley the Lunar Rover by Demetri Capetanopoulos is now available at retailers worldwide!

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Hadley the Lunar Rover is a charming picture book that follows Hadley, a NASA moon-buggy left behind when the astronauts returned to Earth. Hadley and the other robots on the moon begin to feel lonely, but Hadley doesn’t lose hope of seeing their human friends once again.

Hadley the Lunar Rover is the perfect book for anyone who loves space and dreams of exploring the cosmos one day.

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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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Eye with a View, Now Available

October 11, 2019

Eye with a View by Amla Mehta chronicles the light and dark aspects of vision loss based on universal themes like facing inequality and vast change. Amla’s journey of blindness organically became the catalyst that enabled her to love herself unconditionally—both her innate irregularities and her internal and external shimmery qualities.

Nature is a perfect example of how we, as a human race, are meant to expand and grow. Even the most weathered, gnarled tree encompasses a unique pattern of magnificence. If every living being can accept nature in totality, resonating with imperfections and strengths, why can’t we, as a collective community, value and accept one another’s similarities and differences simultaneously?

Through the lens of being legally blind, Amla will empower you to radiate your authenticity despite any adversity. After all, every star in the galaxy sparkles differently. Yet that’s precisely what makes the universe ever so spectacular.

Shine Love, Shine Light, Shine You!

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Amla Mehta will be on Different Strokes for Different Folks hosted by David Clarke on Friday, October 11, 2019 at @ 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard time/4:30 p.m. Pacific on Different Strokes for Different Folks hosted by David Clarke.

Find out more here.

Who is a Veteran? — Worldwide Release

October 9, 2019

We’re happy to announce the worldwide release of the patriotic children’s book, Who Is a Veteran? by Bernie Schwartz.

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Who Is a Veteran? helps children learn to read while teaching them about who Veterans are and what they look like. Kids will learn what it means to be a Veteran and why we honor them in this colorfully illustrated book.

The author, Bernie Schwartz, is a Veteran of the United States Air Force and served in Desert Shield/Storm. Originally born in Newark, Ohio Bernie has traveled to several countries around the world, which fueled his love and passion for the United States.

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323 Days, NOW AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE

October 6, 2019

323 Days transcribed and edited by John Harris is now available in print and digital editions from retailers worldwide.
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Albert Harris was a hometown hero in the small east Texas town of Greenville.  He was captain and quarterback of the high school football team and married Mary Alice Norwood, the pretty daughter of the local county judge, in 1945. Trained as an artillery officer in the Marines, Lieutenant Harris joined the reserves shortly after his marriage.

When the Korean War broke out in the summer of 1950, Lieutenant Harris knew he would be leaving his wife and one-year-old son for the hills of North Korea.  There was no more practice—it was going to be the real thing.

In 323 Days, we travel back in time to 1951-1952 and the early stages of the Cold War.  The United States was battling international communism and there was the ever-present danger of World War III. The Marine Corps had already suffered significant losses in the first year of the Korean War and Lieutenant Harris knew his tour of duty would not be easy.

During the war, Albert Harris wrote over 50 letters to Mary Alice detailing a wide variety of subjects, most direct from the battlefield.  The letters are packed with information and reveal both a love story and a brutal war story. They are an important and unique viewing window to a critical segment of the Korean War and are published here for the first time.

John Harris was born on July 29, 1949, one year before the start of the Korean War. He is the son of Albert and Mary Alice Harris and has many fond childhood memories growing up with them and his grandparents in the small east Texas town of Greenville.

John’s father was transferred to Corpus Christi, where John graduated from high school in 1967. He was an all-around athlete and president of his senior class.  John then enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin, where he met his future wife, Joan.

John spent the majority of his business career in the computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinery industry. In 1993, he founded his own CNC machinery manufacturing company and later (2001) sold his interest in it.

John and Joan have one son, Ryan, who attended Vanderbilt University.  Ryan met his wife, Tiffany, at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. They both completed their periodontal residencies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Currently, they have two periodontal practices in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. They are the parents of four children, the only grandchildren of John and Joan. After retirement, John and Joan moved near them in 2014.

John and Joan stay busy with their grandchildren’s activities. John especially likes to attend their many sporting events.  He also enjoys fishing and reading. Transcribing and editing this book have been extremely rewarding for him. 323 Days will be a lasting tribute to his father’s service in the Korean War.

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.

Proving Press is actively seeking excellent manuscripts for publication. Writers and agents can learn more here.

Cover Reveal for 323 Days, Transcribed and Edited by John Harris

September 6, 2019

323 Days is a poignant look at the Korean War through the eyes of a soldier.

Albert Harris was a hometown hero in the small east Texas town of Greenville.  He was captain and quarterback of the high school football team and married Mary Alice Norwood, the pretty daughter of the local county judge, in 1945. Trained as an artillery officer in the Marines, Lieutenant Harris joined the reserves shortly after his marriage.

When the Korean War broke out in the summer of 1950, Lieutenant Harris knew he would be leaving his wife and one-year-old son for the hills of North Korea.  There was no more practice—it was going to be the real thing.

In 323 Days, we travel back in time to 1951-1952 and the early stages of the Cold War.  The United States was battling international communism and there was the ever-present danger of World War III. The Marine Corps had already suffered significant losses in the first year of the Korean War and Lieutenant Harris knew his tour of duty would not be easy.

During the war, Albert Harris wrote over 50 letters to Mary Alice detailing a wide variety of subjects, most direct from the battlefield.  The letters are packed with information and reveal both a love story and a brutal war story. They are an important and unique viewing window to a critical segment of the Korean War and are published here for the first time.

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 We are actively seeking new authors for publication. Submit your work today.

Coffee Shops of Lexington, Now Available Worldwide

August 12, 2019

Coffee Shops of Lexington by Kyle Eberst, photography by Keeler Pansing, is about wonderful coffee, the places that serve it, and the people who make it. Driven by a passion for their city and their craft, they have committed themselves to creating a sense of community through coffee.

A portion of the proceeds for Coffee Shops of Lexington will be donated to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Lexington, an organization working to provide a brighter future for vulnerable children in the Lexington area. 

Find it from major retailers here, or ask for it at your favorite bookstore.

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.

Proving Press is actively seeking excellent manuscripts for publication. Writers and agents can learn more here.

Cover Reveal — Coffee Shops of Lexington by Kyle Eberst, photography by Keeler Pansing

August 10, 2019

Coffee Shops of Lexington is about wonderful coffee, the places that serve it, and the people who make it. Driven by a passion for their city and their craft, they have committed themselves to creating a sense of community through coffee.

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Cover Reveal — Eight Acres and a Cow by Carol Patricia Richardson

May 10, 2019

Part memoir, part historical fiction, Eight Acres and a Cow is a story of family, Ohio, and the perseverance of working-class people during the Great Depression.

Carol was a mountain girl and wanted to stay that way, but Daddy had to find work. So, despite misgivings, the Richardson family cranked up the 1936 Dodge and headed for Ohio where the jobs were. They camped overnight by the side of the road and peed in the woods in every state they crossed. After two days and 500 miles, they pulled in front of a sorry-looking brick house on Leap Road in Hilliard, Ohio. It seemed even worse than they’d feared.

But Ohio had surprises — many good, some mysterious, a few scary, and a couple sad. The family bumped along in the Leap Road house and life got smoother and better as they went. Then Mom and Daddy started whispering secrets, and that brought the biggest surprise of all.

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