Honoring Veterans Day with Mascot Books

On Veterans Day, we recognize our United States military veterans for all of their sacrifices and contributions for our country. To honor this special day, we’re highlighting some of our notable wartime and veteran titles. By Erin MorrisAbout Who is Sam the Solider?Ever wonder what a soldier actually does? Why does he dress that way? Could I be a soldier one day? Private First Class Sam Smith is a soldier in the U.S. Army. Come along with Sam as he tells all about what it’s like to live, work, and (even) relax like a soldier.Why We Love ItAuthor Erin Morris served … read more

The Author’s Guide to Award Submissions

To a first-time author, the award submission process can seem daunting. To shed some light on the subject, we chatted with Lori Orlinsky, #mascotauthor of Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All) and the recent First Place Winner in the Children’s Category at the Author Academy Awards! She shared her award selection process, best practices for researching awards, and her tips for future award-winning authors.Q&A with Lori:What was your award selection process like for Being Small?Because Being Small is a bullying prevention book, I submitted Being Small to a number of awards that have categories in that realm, such as school issues, social/emotional issues, … read more

November Book Releases

It’s November, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. What are we thankful for? New books!Check out the full list of our November book releases below.November Featured Title: Darcy and Daisy: The Christmas PuppyBy Karin HovingDarcy the dog is so happy to have found his forever home with his human and animal siblings. But one thing is missing: Darcy wishes he had someone to play with! With Christmas around the corner, will Darcy’s wish come true?By Elaine BamfordEveryone knows Sidney is a kind and helpful squirrel, but it wasn’t always that way…Sidney loves spending time with his mom over a … read more

Celebrating National Author’s Day

It’s National Author’s Day, and we’re showcasing some of our outstanding #mascotauthors! From adult financial and self-help titles to whimsical and humorous children’s books, our eclectic mix of genres and authors have something for every reader.We’re kicking off this blog with our adult title authors, who’s wise words and impressive achievements are rippling through the book industry. Josh Bernoff, Co-Author of The Age of Intent and Marketing to the Entitled ConsumerAbout JoshJosh has worked with authors on more than 30 non-fiction books. His contributions include developing ideas and titles, coaching, editing, and ghostwriting.Prior to becoming an author, Josh was an analyst … read more

October Featured Title: Voices of Cancer

“While I never wanted this diagnosis, I would never change what I have gained from my experience. What I offer to you is a glimpse into the minds and hearts of people with the disease so that you may understand their needs and feelings better. I also offer some ideas for what to say to them, what not to say to them, and how they want to be treated.”Our October featured title is by Lynda Wolters . Lynda answered our questions about her writing process, her own experiences and findings as a cancer patient, and her tips for people … read more

National Bullying Prevention Month

It’s National Bullying Prevention Month! We are sharing some of our favorite anti-bullying titles that are sure to warm the hearts of readers everywhere. A Goat Named JoeyBy Tom NocheraHerein is our story of Joey LeGoat, A bullied kid living on the Isle of Oat. A mean flock of geese drive him to hide in his barn And Joey starts to wonder why he ever was born. If he goes outside, will he face fresh attacks? Shall he hide inside forever? Should he fight back? If he can reach inside and ignite his own flameHis destiny on Oat will never be … read more

October Book Releases

Fall is officially here, and so are our October releases! From touching, personal memoirs to adventurous children’s tales, our new releases are perfect for a cozy, autumn reading day. Curl up with a blanket, brew some tea, and get reading!October Featured Title: Voices of CancerBy Lynda Wolters“I don’t know what to say” and “I don’t know what to do” are common responses to a life-threatening diagnosis. Voices of Cancer is here to help.Every cancer story is different, but there is one commonality: both patients and the people supporting them often struggle to properly articulate their wants and needs through particularly … read more

September Featured Title: L.A. Football Confidential

Our September featured title is a comprehensive review of the history of Los Angeles football. L.A. Football Confidential spotlights the Rams and the transients (Dons, Chargers, Sun, Express, and Xtreme) who have made Southern California football unique. Author Wayne Byard answered our questions about his love for football, his writing and research process, and his “celebrity status” as the school closings announcer for his district. Q&A with Wayne Byard1. What inspired your love for football? What is it about the sport and its players that continues to fuel this passion?I started covering sports 39 years ago and got to … read more

September Book Releases

Summer may be winding down, but our newest titles are hot! Whether you’re heading back to school, gearing up for football season, or just looking for a new read, our latest releases have something for everyone.Featured Title: L.A.  Football Confidential By: Wayde ByardIn this definitive guide to the history of Los Angeles football, Wayde Byard spotlights the Rams and the transients (Dons, Chargers, Sun, Express and Xtreme) who have made SoCal football unique. He recounts stories of the city’s teams, heroes, and most infamous players—the true legends of Hollywood. Click here to purchase this title.By: Arthi GokarnThis is … read more

August Featured Title: When You Lived in My Belly

Our August featured title is a special children’s book that teaches kids about the pregnancy journey. and , and , among others, because they help expand my reach tremendously and better position me as an influencer. What is the best part of being a mom? It’s surreal to me that my son once lived in my belly, that I had anything to do with the little masterpiece of a man he’s becoming. Of course, if I take a look at my belly I am quickly reminded that he did, in fact, take up residence there—I am not one of those celebrity snapbackread more