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Guest Blogger: Exploring New Promotion Tools with West of Hell Author Whiskey Emerson

When I was eight years old, I was adamant that when I grew up, I would become a writer. From a very early age, I had a habit of inventing fantasy worlds, alternative universes, and invisible friends, as well as stories to accompany these creations. Of course, when the inspiration struck, I would get out my notebook and a pencil to scratch every bit of it down. Sadly, however, the idea of pursuing a professional career as a novelist was ... read more

New Releases for November 2017!

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Happy November! This month we are releasing some wonderful new books for you to sit down with by the fireplace (hopefully after a big Thanksgiving dinner too!). We have a variety of titles coming out this month, ranging from a nonfiction, to cookbooks, to a diverse range of children's books. Fiction The Closer By Peggy Depuydt After a shooting in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, leaves 5 dead, the community reels to make sense of it. In this slice-of-life thriller, Peggy ... read more

Author Ann Marie Halstead is spreading kindness to schools one Bucket Filling Fairy at a time

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Based on Carol McCloud’s immensely successful children’s book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today?, and Ann Marie Halstead’s play adaptation and picture book, Bucket Filling Fairy, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? The Musical continues to spread bullying prevention messages to elementary schools. The book and play have brought bullying prevention awareness to the front of classrooms across the country, and now the golden rule of "bucket filling" is being conveyed as a musical.  Bringing the characters who grapple with ... read more

New Releases for October 2017!

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It's officially fall! Kick off the season by sitting down with a warm latte and a good book. We have great new releases this month, including inspiring memoirs, riveting fiction, and even some Halloween-themed books. Nonfiction Up All Night: From Hollywood Bombshell to Lingerie Mogul, Life Lessons from an Accidental Feminist by Rhonda Shear Slip on your satin pajamas, pull back the covers, and slide into bed with everyone’s favorite late-night bedtime buddy, Rhonda Shear! You know her as the ... read more

New Releases for September 2017!

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Happy September! Kick off fall and the new school year with some of our new nonfiction, sports-themed, coloring, and children's books this month. Nonfiction The Best Year Ever by Liam Caffrey Liam Caffrey was at a crossroad in life, and the concept was simple: Select twelve once-in-a-lifetime events of personal importance, pursue them over one year, and write about the experience. From partying at the Playboy Mansion with Hugh Hefner, to trying his luck at the World Series of Poker, ... read more

New Releases for August 2017

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It's that time of month! Finish off summer and get ready for back-to-school with these great new releases. Children's Chapter Books The Startup Club by JJ Ramberg, Melanie Staggs, and S. Taylor Claire and Janey have their sights set on two things: a red leather AdventurePro backpack and new running shoes. They just need about $200. When the best friends realize they can earn money selling Claire’s handmade lanyards, they launch a business: CJ Chainz. But will their friendship withstand ... read more

New Releases for July 2017!

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A new month means new releases. From fiction, to coloring, to children's books, check out your new favorite read for the summer! Fiction Seeds of Anarchy: Crime of Indifference by H. H. Charles Chris Knight lost his wife and five-year-old-son in a mass shooting. They were innocent victims, and Chris isn’t sure how he can go on. After grieving in solitude for months, he returns to work as an attorney with only one goal: finding out why the government refuses ... read more

Short shelf life? No Problem!

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In light (or darkness) of the upcoming solar eclipse predicted in the U.S. on August 1, best-selling author Pam Hine wrote an informational book to prepare the U.S. for what’s to come. Her book, Total Eclipse of the Sun: Coast to Coast USA, comes in response to the best-selling success of her first book from 1999, Total Eclipse of the Sun in Cornwall and South Devon: Wednesday, 11th August. In just three short months, Hine’s new book is already seeing similar success as her first. Sure, it’s awesome ... read more

How to prepare yourself for a ‘Total Eclipse of the Sun’

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It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for: on August 21, 2017, the U.S. will get to experience a total eclipse of the sun. Well, maybe we haven’t all been waiting for it. But even if you aren’t an astronomy nerd, this is an event you’ll want to be ready for—mostly because it will be impossible to ignore. As author Pam Hine quotes in her new release Total Eclipse of the Sun: Coast to Coast USA, “With a sudden swoop ... read more

New Releases for June 2017!

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There's nothing better than lounging by the pool with an ice cold lemonade and a good book! Kick off your summer the right way with our new releases, which include a variety of genres for all ages!  Non-Fiction FIND YOUR WHISTLE By Christopher Ullman “Four-Time International Whistling Champion Christopher Ullman presents Find Your Whistle, the heartwarming, hilarious, and outrageous journey of a Washington and Wall Street insider who uses his simple gift to touch hearts and change lives. In this sweet and authentic ... read more

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