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Books by John Koehler

  • Leadership by the Book

    Leadership is about considering all angles and being willing to pivot and give up on any preconceived notion in favor of finding the best solution. You have to mine the field to find the gold. You have to dim your ego so others can shine. You have to be willing to fail in order to win. Accomplished and successful leaders know this and so much more. Their wisdom is their legacy. Here then are ten authors who we consider to be true leaders.

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  • Works of Art: 2018-2022

    In late 2018, John Koehler acquired an Apple iPad Pro, a pressure-sensitive Apple pencil, and a program called ProCreate. Thus began an intensive four years to master his new art tools, study techniques and create more than 300 works of art by the Spring of 2022. Koehler created a series of dogs, animals, nudes, and portraits. Some of the work is smoothly polished realism or surrealism, some more impressionistic with strong applications of color and line, and more recently a series of abstracted and heavily layered work. Most of the work shown within this book will form the basis for a show later in 2022.

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  • Billy Blue Sky

    Billy Blue Sky is the story of a 10-year-old boy named Billy Pearlman, nicknamed Billy Blue Sky by his mother, Linda. Billy is smart, charming and intuitive beyond his years. He also happens to have Down syndrome, which can cause certain types of heart abnormalities.

    After open heart surgery, Billy seems to possess a new power that has profound effects on other people, changing their lives completely.

    Linda is not a religious person, but even she has a hard time understanding or explaining what is going on with her son. Soon their lives spin out of control. Billy attracts a following of people, many who do not have his best interests at heart, and are willing to do anything to obtain his gift.

    This is a story of true love, and how a little boy can change hearts and the world. It is the story of evil forces who try to take what is not theirs, and about the mother who will give her all to save her son.

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  • The Case of the Russian Maids

    A series of violent murders sweeps the Oceanfront of Virginia Beach during the height of the tourist season, threatening the heart and soul of the city’s financial and emotional security. The victims are beautiful Russian maids working at oceanfront hotels, employed by Nikolai Ivanov’s Tsarina Enterprises, a firm also suspected of employing the women for an additional kind of very special room service, one that reaches into the highest echelons of society and government.

    The murderer is careful, calculating and resourceful, a master of disguise and with inside information about the workings of the local police. The scenes are macabre, twisted artworks using the victims as the centerpiece.

    Under extreme pressures from local political figures, an unusual team assembles to crack the case, led by Lt. Detective John Ordberg from SVU, and his special officers Tonya Jackson and Wheels Johnson. Ordberg also brings in local PI Rick Jameson and his associate Mick Gorbach, along with Michelle Paige, a Psychological Profiler and spiritual reader from The Edgar Cayce Foundation. The team is completed by Special Agent Elena Grigorevna from the FBI.

    Taunted by rambling letters from the perp, Ordberg’s team gets inside the head of the bad guy and sets out to take him down, at whatever cost. This is a thriller with a roller coaster ride and a strong finish.

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  • Pocket Guide to Publishing

    Publisher John Koehler and executive editor Joe Coccaro share 100 golden nuggets of wisdom that help answer the many reoccurring questions that authors have.

    How collaborative should the process be with a publisher? What is a decent royalty percentage? How is the price of your book determined? Do you need to have an attorney look at a contract before you sign? What’s the difference between line and copy editing? How much and what kind of marketing should an author expect to do?

    These questions and many more are answered in this pocket guide to publishing.


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  • Teddy Rex: Secret Veggiesaurus

    Meet Teddy, a ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex. Well . . . maybe not so ferocious. Teddy has a BIG juicy secret that he hides from his family. Teddy’s family likes to eat meat. But Teddy is different. Very different.But in the end, Teddy overcomes and his secret is revealed.


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  • Benjamin – The Road to Capernaum

    Before that day he was a weak and worthless cripple, a “sinful man” according to his father. Afterwards he was completely healed of his physical disabilities at the hands of the rabbi from Nazareth. Destined for the dungeons of society, suddenly a world without limits was open to him. This is the story of Benjamin, a man who was given a new body, a new life, and a new chance to live life the way he had always dreamed.

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  • Bipolar by Koehler

    Bipolar by Koehler is a great read about a man that never gave up. With great gifts come great responsibility (quote from Spiderman). John Koehler is a unique gifted man who is humbled by seasonal depression. The first story of three elaborates John’s frustration as well as his tenacity for solving his own equation. It is hard not to be inspired by his journey. For those that suffer like John, it offers guidance and wisdom.

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John Köehler is the author of seven books and is the publisher at Köehler Books Publishing. He is an award-winning graphic designer and was the director of Young Life Capernaum in Hampton Roads, a ministry for kids with disabilities. John is the 1991 Boomerang World Champ and coached the U.S. Team to a World Championship in 2002. John is married to his beautiful Patty and father to the awesome Kimmi and Danielle, grandfather to Eli and Lilli.