Featured Books

By Carol Alwood
Publication Year: 2019
Price: Paperback: $11.99 / Kindle: FREE

Do you want to write characters readers will love? If you’ve taken the risk to submit a story to a contest, agent or editor and gotten rejected, you may have heard advice that goes something like this: “Don’t dump information about a character’s past in the first pages of your story.” Many industry professionals offer this tip regarding backstory. But why? Doesn’t a reader need to know what happened before the story begins? Won’t readers love characters more once they find out about a character’s tarnished past? While knowing about the past can help readers connect, the place to reveal this information isn’t within the first pages of a story.

Focused Backstory: The Key to Writing Deep Character Journeys is the resource to help you know when and how to show a character’s past for maximum reader engagement. 


By Ben Schneider
Publication Year: 2018
Price: Paperback: $14 / Kindle: $1 / Audio: varies

Inventor Trey Radisson ended a revolutionary project to prevent a threat to the free world. Now, a greater threat means to acquire his expertise, turning his road trip into a high-speed pursuit. Chrome Falcon, the near future’s top terrorist force, leaves a path of ruin while trying to trap Trey and turn the law against him. Sonya McCall, a former outlaw on a Harley, becomes his only ally. The zany duo evade all who scour the country for them, finding hazard, hilarity, friendship, and more while searching for a way back to normal life.


By Mark Smith
Publication Year: 2019
Price: $12.99 paperback, $2.99 kindle

None of us can truly escape tragedy … but we can control our reaction to it. May the 7th, 2017 was the day when everything changed. IT arrived. With two retinal detachments and five surgeries later, Mark Smith found that this experience proved to be the most terrifying and difficult challenge he’d faced since his early days in recovery. And yet … he found a way to turn this awful experience into something awe-full. This is a deeply personal and instructive memoir detailing the ways he coped with one of the most daunting times of his life - and how he emerged on the other side, stronger and healthier than before. Whether you are facing an IT right now or if you want to be prepared for life’s disasters, learn from someone who has been there, and be armed with tried and true life lessons in not only surviving an IT, but learning and growing through IT. BONUS: Featuring four unique short stories from four guests who share the intimate details of their own ITs, and the paths they found forward.

Mark Smith is also the author or Simplify Your Life from the INSIDE OUT: The 7 Keys to Finding Inner Peace


By Michele Wilder
Publication Year: 2018
Price: $11.99 paperback/$.99 Kindle

Anxiety and loneliness grasp Claire Wycoff's shattered heart and mind in the wake of her parents' unexpected deaths. A peculiar riddle discovered in their safe deposit box leads her to a small town on the coast of Maine. Not long after arriving in Lone Spruce Cove, the talented young woman accepts the opportunity to create a mosaic in the recently vandalized vestibule of the local church. After her handsome landlord introduces her to the beautiful, gemlike pieces of sea glass found on Maine's beaches, she becomes mesmerized by the ocean-tossed treasures and decides to use sea glass in the mosaic. Her heart breaks anew with the revelation that she can never have the man she falls in love with. Then the discovery of her family's troubled past and solving the mysterious riddle plunge her life into danger. Can faith in God give her the inner peace she craves? Can the tossed shards of her life ever be turned into something treasured like a frosted piece of sea glass?


By Janita Branch
Publication Year: 2019
Price: Kindle $5.08;  Paperback $8.99

Shhhh, Do you hear? God is calling. "Hello God…" is 31 days of devotionals and reflections for those ready to respond to the call and draw closer to God. Author Janita Branch guides you on a journey of revelation through God’s word in everyday experiences. "Hello God"… will ENCOURAGE you to seek God and hear what He has to say; EMPOWER you to be His disciple and to share him with others, and EMBRACE your identity in Christ and be ready to act in your purpose. When you make the intentional decision to respond to God’s call to your heart, by reading "Hello God…" you should lean in with the expectation that He has something special waiting for you in these pages. As you intentionally connect with God over the next 31 days, you will read, reflect and think about God’s word and what he's speaking to you personally. God is ready and waiting the choice is yours. You can read more of Author Janita Branch’s writings on her blog Purposed for a Purpose (www.purposedforapurpose.com).


By Rhonda Miller
Publication Year: 2018
Price: $11.99 (Print)

This workbook is about forgiveness from a biblical standpoint. This one tells us what Jesus says about it and what He did to make forgiveness happen. It answers the questions "What is forgiveness?" and "how did forgiveness begin?" It highlights people, in the bible, who received forgiveness after betrayal, murder, and more. It also addresses reconciliation, acceptance and what to do if someone will not forgive you. There is a worksheet after each chapter to deepen our understanding of forgiveness.  There is also guide to forgiveness worksheet to take us through the steps of forgiveness that God has given us through His Son, Jesus Christ.


By Kitty Foth-Regner
Publication Year: 2018
Price: $3.01 (Kindle)
For many, a nursing home is the despised last stop before heading out into the Great Beyond. Not so for the heroines of The Song of Sadie Sparrow—three very different women whose lives intersect in a warm and endlessly engaging facility called The Hickories. Sadie Sparrow, Meg Vogel and Elise Chapelle represent different generations. They have experienced different sorrows and entertain different hopes. They even adhere to different worldviews, from devoutly Christian to unapologetically atheist. Yet over the course of a single year, they forge unlikely bonds that impact each other’s lives in the here and now—and perhaps for all eternity. A beautifully written story of friendship set against the backdrop of life’s twilight years, The Song of Sadie Sparrow explores contrasting views of purpose and pardon, life and afterlife—and faith’s role in shaping those views, now and forevermore.


By Susan Gable
Publication Year: 2017
Price: $0.00 (Kindle)

Sometimes you have to fight for what - for who - you love.
Shannon Vanderhoff’s childhood taught her early on that nothing was hers to keep, not clothes, or toys, or even people. So she lives, loves, and lets go. She’s not looking for a hero. But with custody of her traumatized six-year-old nephew on the line, she needs help. Charming Greg Hawkins, a comic book artist and art therapist insists he can coax Ryan into speaking again, enabling the boy to reveal what he saw the night of his mother’s death at his father’s hands. And though Shannon’s skeptical of Greg’s methods, there’s no denying that he brings light and color to their lives. Greg, one of twelve siblings, knows anything worth having is worth fighting for. If anyone can prepare Shannon for the upcoming battle, it’s Greg and his family. But will she fight to keep him, too?


By Nigel Howse
Publication Year: 2017
Price: $14.35 (Paperback); $25.94 (Hardback); $4.99 (eBook)

The Vibrating Pond is a collection of fiction pieces written over forty years. The phrase, 'The Vibrating Pond', while having strong affiliations with Britain and America, derives first from a poem from my book of poetry titled The Hammer Bird , published in 1985. Slow Silences Rings Singing; Soft Pond, Vibrating vision. Fly ecstasy, Shimmering sky; Green wings, Eternal blue. River Deben is not a short story, but is my own observations, compiled in diary form, dated 1999. The first six fiction works titled: River Deben, My First Day At School, A Winter's Tale, A Dog's Life and The Isle Of Halvos, are pre-2000. The five remaining ,Wolf Pack, Bolip^e, Black Caymen Egwah, V W Vet, Claymore's Rattle, and Helter Skelter, were written 2014 -15.


By Belinda Baker
Publication Year: 2014
Price: $12.95

My book chronicles my personal struggles and triumphs. It is a sheer testimony for those who are in need of a little faith. Without faith we are stuck. To breakthrough whatever you are going through renew your faith and gain access to a whole new life. 

By Christine Arylo 
Publication Year: 2009
Kindle Price: $7.97/Paperback: $8.17

Full of sass, soul, and the type of empowering wisdom that no woman should live without, Choosing ME before WE is like a heart-to-heart with your closest girlfriend. And best of all, you’ll discover that your closest girlfriend is your own truest self, inside you, always ready to offer wise, loving advice about what is best for you. Designed to challenge and guide women to create the relationships they want instead of the ones they often find themselves stuck in, this book is packed with stimulating questions to uncover what’s true for you, powerful techniques to change old habits that sabotage your dreams, and real-life experiences shared by the author, her friends, and her clients. Author Christine Arylo, who almost married the wrong guy for all the wrong reasons, speaks to women of all ages, whether they’re seeking a relationship, evaluating a less-than-fulfilling one, rebounding from a bad breakup, or working through issues with a partner. Choosing ME before WE teaches women to stop settling, to get real about the kind of partner they’re looking for, and to start exploring and creating what they truly want in themselves and their relationships.


By James Altucher
Publication Year: 2017
Kindle Price: $2.13

I've reinvented my career, my interests, my life, many times over the past twenty years. This is the book I wish I had at the beginning of that long and often volatile journey. I found when I outsourced my self-esteem to only one outcome, disaster resulted. Reinvention was the key to ensuring that the outcomes in life were positive ones. And now the entire world: technology, governments, the shifting landscapes of opportunity and success, are all turning upside down, forcing us to reinvent as individuals and as a culture. ,Along my own journey I have read and encountered dozens of other successful leaders, artists, entrepreneurs, and mentors who I have learned the art of reinvention from. The journey has been intense. The obstacles were hard fought. And the adventures that led to me now finally sharing it all in this book has been both painful and exhilarating. I describe specific techniques, share stories, tell the stories of others, and give the ultimate guide to not only how but why it is critical for people to master the skills of reinvention. What I've learned: change is the only constant. Companies decay, technologies disappear, governments change, relationships change and opportunity is a shifting landscape. Reading the stories and learning the critical skills taught in Reinvent Yourself is how I found my own way through the chaos of change and onto the path of new opportunity and success. 


By Connilyn Cossette 
Publication Year: 2016
Kindle Price: $0.00

A Story of Love, Desperation, and Hope During a Great Biblical Epoch
Sold into slavery by her father and forsaken by the man she was supposed to marry, young Egyptian Kiya must serve a mistress who takes pleasure in her humiliation. When terrifying plagues strike Egypt, Kiya is in the middle of it all. To save her older brother and escape the bonds of slavery, Kiya flees with the Hebrews during the Great Exodus. She finds herself utterly dependent on a fearsome God she's only just beginning to learn about, and in love with a man who despises her people. With everything she's ever known swept away, will Kiya turn back toward Egypt or surrender her life and her future to Yahweh?


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