by Sheldon Schmitt
POLICE CHIEF BRADY SNOW solves two and four-legged crimes in the bush of wild Alaska. Grizzly bear attacks, small plane crashes and violent crimes all come under his jurisdiction. He works with larger-than-life, hard-drinking bush pilots, local villagers Frank N Beans and Stanley Beans, as well as other rich characters, such as Trooper Dick and Mayor Moses. Bush Blues is a realistic, stark, and funny look at the life of a police officer on the edge of civilization and the unique existence of people living off the grid in rugged Alaska.
by Raymond Hutson
When U.S. Army sniper Robert Kent retires at the age of 36, he returns to a civilian culture filled with hostile, petty people living in a virtual world who don’t realize how fragile their lives are. As he struggles to find out where he belongs, his psychiatrist suggests he try finding out who his father really was. He succeeds, but in doing so his entire life is upended. Kent is forced to do the one thing he’d rather not: trust, and love, another human being. A turbulent and tragic, heart-warming journey of redemption.
by Sixtus Z. Atabong
Born into a poor West African family in the disease-stricken town of Fontem, John N. Atabong embarked into the unknown in search of hope. He was eleven, but he triumphed against all odds to give his children the best care and education available. Eventually, he sacrificed his most valuable possession, his son Sixtus, sending him to study in the United States with nothing more than lessons learned from his days working the farms and his father’s basic biblical teachings. Sixtus Atabong’s journey of temptations and challenges in the US gives rise to a mission: to give back. He uses his gift to extend God’s healing hands and unfailing love to the far corners of the earth through sustainable health care infrastructures. Fulfilling his father’s dream, Sixtus hopes that he too can leave the world a better place than he found it.
by Chef Gigi Gaggero
TAKE MEALTIMES BACK! Are you tired of questioning your own parenting techniques? Exhausted from being a short-order cook? Sick of feeding fast foods just to get your child to eat, and at your wit’s end over disruptive family dinners? Then Food Fight: For Parents of Picky Eaters is for you! While it’s easy to see picky eating as a phase, moderate-to-severe picky eating often coincides with serious issues like depression and anxiety that may later require intervention. Chef Gigi exposes the habits that inadvertently reinforce picky eating and helps parents navigate the challenging landscape by showing them the science behind flavor and awakening them to the culinary magic of umami—just like professional chefs have done for years! Included are both simple techniques and more advanced tactics for the battle ahead, as well as over 60 delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes the whole family will love.
by James Roberts
After growing up heartbroken with an endless series of struggles, Maria Michaels creates a picture-perfect family of her own. But life changes too quickly, and she loses her grip on herself and her two troubled sons. In spite of her desire to give them a better life, they spiral downward on the paths they choose. They must fight through sadness, mistakes and tragedy to find redemption and the love that only a mother can give. Told from a dual perspective of mother and son, we follow the family’s battles with divorce, drugs and depression. You will laugh and cry, and probably want to call your mom to tell her you love her.
by Andy Chaleff
The Last Letter is a thirty-year journey to make peace with the past. Andy was born into a family with a loving mother and a violent father. His mother was his rock, his safe place, the person he cherished most. Soon after he graduated high school, she was hit and killed by a drunk driver. Plunged into a deep depression, he spent the next two decades running away from his pain. Eventually, his pain caught up with him. He was forced to confront it once and for all. What he discovered in his healing process is that suffering can be a profound source of guidance and comfort. For much of his life, sadness sabotaged and crippled him. But he learned to transform it into vulnerability and then action. With piercing clarity and refreshing honesty, Andy shares his story to inspire readers to embrace pain and surrender to reality as it is, with all the healing, love, happiness, peace, and freedom that brings.
by Carol Jeffers
Have you ever wondered about empathy, what it is and why it matters? What makes us human and capable of incredible caring, total savagery, or worse, complete indifference toward each other? Are you looking for ways to better understand yourself, the people around you and across the world? The Question of Empathy entreats you to explore this hard-wired capacity, not through rose colored glasses, but with an honest look at human nature. Philosophy and psychology, neuroscience and art lead the way along a journey of discovery into what makes us who we are and how we connect to others. It isn’t always easy, but then neither is real life. The Question of Empathy offers a roadmap.
by Rick Pullen
REPORTER BECK RIKKI again confronts the deceptions and lies of the rich and powerful in America when he is invited to meet with the chief justice of the United States, only to have the jurist show up dead. As he did in his previous outing in Naked Ambition—the ﬁrst in Rick Pullen’s compelling thriller series—Beck is relentless in pursuing the truth. Yet, as he peels back the layers, he is unaware of the sleight of hand diverting his path. After all, in the real world of power, how much of the iceberg of truth can really be uncovered?
by Joel Block, PhD
Each of us longs to be loved and accepted for the person we truly are. There is no better opportunity than our love relationship for us to be fully ourselves. Ironically, since our partner is so central to our life, his or her validation becomes critical and we are inclined to hide our true self. We become guarded from the most important person in our lives. The soul-baring intimacy and willingness to know and be known that made the beginning of love so passionate and exciting becomes simply functional. It is replaced with feelings of apprehension and guardedness. Over time we move from a passionate open relationship to one that is quietly cautious. It may work as a partnership, but the spark of the early years is down to embers, at best. You may wonder if it is possible to regain genuine connection. Dr. Joel Block, a psychologist specializing in work with couples for many years provides an effi cient, clinically tested program that he has used successfully with couples in his practice. It is not about trying to change each other, which is a waste of time. It is about understanding each other and ourselves at a deeper level than ever before.
by Mark Lynch
When Donald Trump speaks and tweets, the world holds its breath. He vents his spleen at anything and anyone at anytime. His use of social media to message his innermost thoughts and often galvanize his, (as Hillary puts it) ‘Basket of Deplorables’ following, makes for unmissable reading, no matter what your political views.
This is a collection of 83 full-color hilarious cartoons, along with the Commander in Tweet’s most outrageous claims, quotes, mis-quotes, alternative facts and ‘I can’t believe he said that!’ moments.
“My IQ is one of the highest – and you know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure; it’s not your fault.” —Donald Trump
Cartoonists had a genuine God-send with the election of Donald J. Trump, and here, one of their legion, Mark Lynch, let’s his pen and paint off the leash in this book, to lambaste, body-shame and parody the self-described genius. We suspect the President won’t be endorsing this collection, because it’s, ‘Hair Raising!’
by Shaun Belding
“Complacency is the enemy. Be as vigilant with your customers as you would your dearest friend.”
The Journey to WOW is an entertaining, humorous and deeply insightful guide to creating fierce customer loyalty, and transforming an organization’s culture into one obsessed with customer experience. Using a unique business parable, WOW delivers penetrating “ah-ha” moments in a lighthearted, sometimes laugh-out-loud writing style. It will resonate with anyone who deals with customers in any type of organization—from the newbie part-time employee, to the corporate CEO.