Books

Judith Abernethy is teaching children the importance of what to do if they get lost in Where Is Pete?

Thousands of children get lost or go missing each year. Many lives could be saved by learning to stay put instead of wandering when lost. Focusing on this very important message is what outdoor enthusiast and horse lover, Judith G. Abernethy is accomplishing with her book Where Is Pete?. During the years of raising her children, she became involved with environmental education on a voluntary basis with the Boy Scouts and Leave No Trace to share important tips that would help the youth in wilderness survival. As

Psychologist Dr. Kim Chronister helps heal broken hearts in new book Breakup Recovery

Neil Sedaka may have said it best, “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do.” Dr. Kim Chronister is a licensed clinical psychologist with a newly released book that you’ll want to read if you’ve just gone through a break-up, haven’t gotten over one, or need some extra relationship pointers. Kim gets it.

Red Teddy Bear Candles by Margot Pickard tackles a woman’s identity crisis and childhood trauma

Broken ankles were a turning point in Margot Pickard’s career. With an avid love of words, she’d always considered writing a book, but having a career within editing she never quite got around to it. Until, she was forced to take her life back. Margot’s fascinating tale Red Teddy Bear Candles is a thriller with twists and turns that centers around a woman who creates a new identity to deal with childhood trauma.

Pride and Punishment by Vera Spiller is a thriller that combines Russian history, conspiracies and intrigue

Growing up in Russia, Vera’ Spiller’s earliest influences were that of classic Russian literature. Her debut novel, Pride and Punishment, is an impassioned look at the revolutionary deeds of the famous men and women in Russian literary history, the violent conspiracies they hatched and their successes and failures in the process of creating what they believed would be an improved Russia.

Inspired by surviving the California Wildfires, best selling author Catherine Bybee spreads hope in My Way to You

After spending most of her career as a nurse in a level two trauma center, Catherine Bybee began writing romance novels in 2008. She has since written thirty-four books with massive success, landing on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller lists. In 2016, Catherine’s home was caught in a California wildfire.

Rich Marcello tackles ageism in in The Latecomers

Ageism is the last acceptable prejudice in society and renowned novelist, Rich Marcello, is out to firmly change this in his latest novel The Latecomers. Rich is the author of four novels (The Color of Home, The Big Wide Calm, The Beauty of the Fall, The Latecomers) and the poetry collection The Long Body That Connects Us All.

The Making of a Phenomenal Woman by Marsha James empowers female readers to reach their full potential

Marsha James provides women the motivation to change the game plan of their lives in her debut book, The Making of a Phenomenal Woman: The Ultimate Belief to Move Ahead: Chess or Checkers. Just like planning out the next move in a game of chess or a checkers match, the book is a tactical course of action in effective strategies for the future.

Brian Finney’s detective novel Money Matters explores the dark underside of Los Angeles

Born in London, Brian Finney is English Professor Emeritus at California State University. He is married to fine art photographer J.K. Lavin and lives in Venice, California. He has published eight books including a biography of writer Christopher Isherwood, winner of the prestigious James Tait Black Memorial Book Prize.

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Letter from Santa Claus by Robin Jones is based on a letter he received while sick in a children’s hospital in 1949

In Letter from Santa Claus, a children’s picture book by Robin Jones, readers are introduced to five-year-old Robin who is hospitalized with pneumonia leading up to the Christmas of 1949. It’s a heartwarming story, complemented by charming artwork that embodies the magic of Christmas. We caught up with Robin recently to find about more about him and the story behind the story.