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Soul Blessings Front CoverSoul Blessings is a personal invitation to your inner self, allowing you time to be still, to be soft, to go inward ~ to be

The transformational words and stunning art are an open door ~ welcoming you

Soul Blessings can be used as a tool of contemplation or mediation ~ immerse yourself

It can be read cover to cover or flip to a page that call to you ~ your guide

Return to each page that speaks to you …

Be open to your inner knowing to lead the way …

Be open to receive …


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Released June 2017!

GGCoverFinalWith certainty, every animal knew the Great Stirring had begun.

As the giant sleeps, the great stirring begins. All of nature senses the need to respond. Even the winds carry Mother Earth’s message:

Awaken, arise, and gather together.
Spread peace and love forever and ever.

Soon the animals begin the journey that was foretold and passed down through each generation. “The stirring will lead to the Great Awakening,” their ancestors said. Journey with the Gentle Giant and the animals as they begin to remember Mother Earth’s message.

The Great Stirring is a timeless tale to inspire young minds to seek out a connection with nature and all it encompasses.

The Great Stirring is available in hardback, paperback and eBook at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBook, and your local independent bookstore. Be sure to leave a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads!


Released March 2017!

First Edition Front CoverOn a daily basis, I bought into a common myth … that by giving our grieving stepfamily a little time it would start to feel loving and cohesive …

I waited years for this miraculous transformation.

In Stepparenting the Grieving Child, Diane Ingram Fromme shares the assumptions and presumptions, steps and missteps that occurred within her own stepfamily. Diane faced the key challenges any new stepparent to grieving children experiences, including helplessness to know how and when to offer comfort, awkwardness to identify the times and ways to memorialize the lost parent, and outsider blues—not only feeling uncomfortable in her own home but also in her own skin.

With personal examples, insights from other stepfamilies, and knowledge gained through experience and research, Diane provides information relevant to anyone who supports grieving children. Diane’s straightforward approach will help you:

  • Gain a more relaxed mindset toward stepparenting through grief
  • Learn meaningful ways to include and memorialize the lost parent
  • Help the natural parent claim his or her role in the grieving family

In Stepparenting the Grieving Child you’ll find hope, strength, and inspiration for the journey ahead, no matter where you are now.

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and your local independent bookstore Available in paperback and eBook. Be sure to leave a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads!

  • 2018 Gold IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Winner: Parenting and Family
  • 2018 Independent Publishers Book Awards (IPPY) Bronze Medalist: Parenting
  • 2017 CIPA EVVY Gold Medal in Self-Help
  • 2017 CIPA EVVY Silver Medal in Cover Design
  • 2017 CIPA EVVY Bronze Medal in Parenting
  • 2017 Silver Living Now Book Award: Grieving/Death & Dying
  • 2017 Mom’s Choice Gold Product Award

Released November 2016!

babu-front-coverWhat does it mean to be here when we’re always trying to get somewhere?

From the lush jungle through the vastness of the galaxy, The Adventures of Babu tells the tale of an extraordinary elephant and his search for meaning throughout the cosmos. Although Babu finds excitement, dazzle, and even knowledge along the way, he ponders whether there is more—a better place somewhere. Travel with Babu as he seeks to discover what it means to be here rather than there

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and your local independent bookstore. Available in hardcover and eBook. Get your copy today. Be sure to leave a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads!


 

warm-toes-front-coverA fun day trip to the city brings Kenzi and her friend Valeria face-to-face with an issue that leaves the girls wondering what they can do to help. As the girls and their mothers drive through the city on a snowy day, they notice people who aren’t wearing coats or warm clothing. Before long, the girls figure out a way to get their whole school involved. However, a week before their community’s special event, it seems that their plan is not going to work out. What can the girls do and who can help them find a way to accomplish their dream?

Warm Toes is now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and your local independent bookstore. Available in paperback and eBook. Get your copy today and be sure to leave a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads!


Released September 2016!

Every personal journey starts with a quest for deeper understanding of who we are, where we’ve been, and where we want to go. Firedancer invites you to embark on this journey–one that honors you and your unique story.

Is your heart calling for something more? Are you ready to leave behind overwhelm and a mundane existence and step into life feeling vibrant, on fire and unstoppable? Do you have a deep inner desire to make your mark on the world–to live into your reason for being?

In Firedancer, you will:

  • Dance in the inspiration of nature’s magical gifts
  • Become intimately connected to your heart’s calling
  • Recognize the signposts already showing up in your life
  • Discover the Essence of You and how you’re meant to matter
  • Build courage and resiliency to ignite the next passion-filled chapter of your life

Sharing her personal story, beginning with a mystifying discovery on a Himalayan mountaintop that ultimately changed the trajectory of her life, Kami Guildner helps you break through to your life’s purpose and reach your soul-given potential.

Now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and your local independent bookstore Available in paperback and eBook. Get your copy today and be sure to leave a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads!

  • 2016 Silver Nautilus Awards Winner: Inner Prosperity
  • Amazon Best Seller
  • 2017 Silver IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Winner: Inspirational

 Released November 2015!

different-but-the-same-frontcoverIn this third installment of the ongoing “Kenzi series,” summer camp has begun for Kenzi, Juan and Sara. This year, the summer program will hold its very first Diversity Day. Camp counselor Linda has placed the three children in the same group to make decorations and plan one of the special day’s activities. As the three friends work together, they discover many differences between them, including the way they look, what they like to do, and even how they do things. When Diversity Day arrives, everyone is excited to participate in the games and activities. What they don’t expect is the lesson Linda shares with them: “Today we celebrate what makes us each special and unique … and what makes us alike,” Linda tells the children. Kenzi soon learns exactly what that means for her and her friends. LOOK FOR THE SPECIAL COLORING PAGE INSIDE!

Illustrated by Laura Peters.

Now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and your local independent bookstore! Available in paperback and eBook. Get your copy today and be sure to leave a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads!


Released September 2015!

mindfulness-english-front-cover“In life, pain is not optional. Suffering, however, is.”

In Mindfulness: The Alchemy of Now, author Felix Lopez offers a fresh perspective on mindfulness and the present moment. With examples and analogies related to everyday life, and the invitation to experience this book with your heart as well as your mind, Felix shows you the way into conscious living from a place of gratitude, creativity, joy, and peace and away from unnecessary pain and suffering.

Through Felix’s ongoing invitation, you have the opportunity to:

  • Develop a more organic relationship with your true nature.
  • Connect with the possibility to awaken to your full potential.
  • Gain a deeper sense of love and compassion for yourself and others.
  • Acknowledge the responsibility that accompanies a mindfulness practice.

Whether this is your first introduction to these concepts or you are reading this book as part of your ongoing spiritual growth, Mindfulness will give you relevant and meaningful insights to put into practice immediately in your life.

Now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and your local independent bookstore! Available in paperback and eBook. Get your copy today and be sure to leave a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads!

Recipient of a Starred BlueInk Review!


insights-book-front-cover-jul15What if you could sit with the founders of successful companies and discover the secrets to their success?

Through INSIGHTS, Chris LoPresti has gathered 101 world-class mentors to share their invaluable experiences for the benefit of every entrepreneur.

INSIGHTS grants you access to some of Yale’s leading entrepreneurs and the key learnings they’ve collected on their own entrepreneurial journeys. From founders of Fortune 500 companies such as FedEx, to the next generation of entrepreneurs like Thiel Fellows, to early investors in Apple, Cisco, Facebook, and other billion dollar startups, INSIGHTS is a collection of the best advice offered by a diverse group of leaders and innovators.

The 101 featured contributors reveal lessons learned the hard way to help you avoid common pitfalls and allow you to lead your company toward more streamlined success. This unique library of knowledge is available to reference as often as you need.

Thinking about starting your own company? Trying to improve your organization? INSIGHTS provides a wealth of information to guide you along your entrepreneurial journey.

Now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks and your local independent bookstore! Available in hardcover, paperback, and eBook. Get your copy today and be sure to leave a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads!


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“Hi! I’m Annabelle. And I’m Angus. We are black-tailed prairie dogs who live in Kansas. We want to tell you a story about a real wildlife hero, our friend Larry Haverfield.”

Through the voices of Annabelle and Angus, discover what almost happened to wildlife on the Kansas prairie. When Larry receives a letter that says he must destroy the prairie dogs on his land, he and some of his neighbors join together to make certain that all wildlife remain unharmed.

Not only were black-tailed prairie dogs at risk of destruction but the already-endangered black-footed ferrets were at risk of becoming extinct. In Larry Saves the Prairie, with the help of Annabelle and Angus, you’ll discover what it means to be a true hero, and most especially, what it took to save prairie wildlife in Kansas. LOOK FOR THE SPECIAL COLORING PAGE INSIDE!

Now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks and your local independent bookstore! Available in paperback and eBook. Get your copy today and be sure to leave a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads!


Released July 2015!

Tamara Carrington always felt different. One event in high school left her wondering if maybe she really was a freak, although she’d managed to leave that experience in the past—buried deep within her psyche. With the arrival of exchange students from the planet of Azelle to her college, Tamara’s long-buried memories threaten to erupt. As Tamara’s emotions build and her friendship with the Azellians grows, so does the knowledge of secrets within her own family.

With the deterioration of her mother’s health, Tamara doesn’t know where to turn for answers or solace. What has her family been hiding? Why does she feel inexplicably drawn to the Azellians? What will happen if she unleashes her long-suppressed passion? Will she survive or even recognize herself afterwards? Wanting answers, yet being afraid of what she might find, Tamara wonders if it would be better to remain asleep.

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and your local independent bookstore! Available in paperback and eBook. Get your copy today and be sure to leave a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads!

  • 1st Place Winner in the 2016 CIPA EVVY Awards for Fiction/Fantasy
  • 2017 Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal Winner in the Romance – Fantasy/Sci-Fi Genre
  • 2017 Global Ebook  Awards Gold Medal Winner: Fiction – Paranormal Category
  • Winner of the 11th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards: Cross-Genre Fiction Category
  • 2017 Global Ebook  Awards Silver Medal Winner: Fiction – Fantasy/Contemporary Category
  • 2nd Place winner in the 2016 CIPA EVVY Award for Best Cover Design
  • 2016 Solo Medalist Winner in the New Apple Annual Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing Under the Ebook Romance/Erotica Category
  • 2nd Place Winner in the 2016 CIPA EVVY Awards for Editing
  • Award-Winning Finalist in the “Best Cover Design: Fiction” category of the 2016 Best Book Awards
  • Award-Winning Finalist in the “Fiction: Visionary” category of the 2016 Best Book Awards
  • Award-Winning Finalist in the “Fiction: Cross-Genre” category of the 2016 Best Book Awards
  • Finalist in the 11th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards: New Age Fiction Category
  • Award-Winning Finalist in the “Fiction: Visionary” category of the 2017 International Book Awards

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  Released April 2015!

Seventy years ago, Joe Rubinstein walked out of a Nazi concentration camp. Until now, his story has been hidden from the world.

Shortly before dawn on a frigid morning in Radom, Poland, German soldiers forced twenty-one year-old Icek “Joe” Rubinsztejn onto a crowded, open-air truck. The next day, several around him were dead. From there, things got worse for young Joe—much worse.

Joe arrived at Auschwitz on April 30, 1942. Only now, in his nineties, has he revealed how he survived several of the most notorious concentration camps when so many others perished. His is a remarkable narrative—a unique story of endurance and courage. Barefooted when he was seized by the Nazis, he became one of New York’s leading shoe designers.

Joe’s story bears witness to the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. While the Nazis took everything else, they were unable to take his unassailable joy. Joe’s story is one of discovering light in the darkest of places, an inspiration for us all.

From Amazon’s bestselling author of The Eighth Sea, Nancy Sprowell Geise, comes this extraordinary true-life account.

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and your local independent bookstore! Available in hardcover, paperback, and eBook. Get your copy today and be sure to leave a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads! Now also available as an audio book!
Auschwitz Audio First Place

  • Recipient of a Starred BlueInk Review
  • 2016 CIPA EVVY Gold Medal in Audio Books
  • 2016 FAPA: President’s Gold Medal Book Award in 4 Categories: Memoir; Biography; Education; Nonfiction Adult
  • 2015 CIPA EVVY Silver Medal in Biography
  • 2015 CIPA EVVY Silver Medal in History
  • 2015 CIPA EVVY Merit Award Winner for Cover Design
  • Foreword Reviews 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist
  • Amazon Best Seller

Released February 2015!

Goat Lips Updated 2016 Front CoverAt last, Matthew Taylor’s hilarious and touching oral stories come to book format for all to enjoy while sipping one’s favorite drink. Goat Lips is sure to bring plenty of chuckles, along with a tear or two, as Matthew winds through life in jolly old England and from coast to coast in the U.S. Goat Lips delivers a thought-provoking romp through a lapsed Englishman’s life who—after a quarter century of living in the United States—realized he’d neglected to renew his subscription to England.

Matthew’s relentless wit and insight is front and center as we bounce between England and the United States, experiencing one hilarious, and sometimes poignant, tale after another—from escaping the clutches of the law to the pain and joy of parenthood, discovering the dangers of real ale and the agony of not being heard, whilst savoring a fiery dessert, the glamour of show business, the awkwardness of nakedness, and the utter wrongness of a Jesus piñata!

His ability to question the assumptions of everyday life with a wry grin, tender touch, and a twinkle in his kind eyes makes Matthew’s tales endlessly entertaining. You’ll want to read them more than once and even share them aloud with others in your best English accent.

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and your local independent bookstore! Available in paperback and eBook. Get your copy today and be sure to leave a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads! Now also available as an audio book!

Audio Book 2nd place certificate

  • Recipient of a Starred BlueInk Review
  • 2016 CIPA EVVY Silver Medal in Audio Books
  • 2015 Independent Publishers Book Awards (IPPY) Gold Medalist (Humor)
  • 2015 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist (Humor)
  • 2015 USA Best Book Awards Finalist (Humor)
  • 2015 CIPA EVVY Silver Medal in Autobiography/Memoir
  • 2015 CIPA EVVY Bronze Medal for Illustrations
  • 2015 CIPA EVVY Merit Award for Editing
  • Amazon Best Seller


Released November 2014!

a-day-in-the-forest-cover-750“Early one Saturday morning, Kenzi slowly opened one blue eye and then the other, squinting and hiding from the sun as it streamed in through her bedroom window. Kenzi smiled when she remembered what her family would be doing on this special Saturday.”

Thus begins Allie McCarthy’s story of a magical day in the life of seven-year-old Kenzi, the second book in the ongoing “Kenzi series.” After a nearby forest was burned the previous year, she and her family volunteer in their community’s first-ever reforestation project. Throughout the day, Kenzi learns the importance of teamwork, friendship, and much more. When Juan—a new boy in the neighborhood—befriends Kenzi, they share their love of animals and work together to help with the rebuilding of the forest, realizing that every person’s effort counts. At the end of the day, Kenzi gets the biggest surprise of all—the chance to see something she’s only dreamed about. LOOK FOR THE SPECIAL COLORING PAGE INSIDE!

Illustrated by Laura Peters.

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and your local independent bookstore! Available in paperback and eBook. Get your copy today and be sure to leave a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads!


Released March 2014!

Zero to Sixty cover web imageIn this insightful and oftentimes hilarious memoir, Bruce MacMullan takes us on a most entertaining journey through time and place. Starting with his first two decades in Minnesota, Bruce manages to recklessly dispose of the first seven of his allocated nine cat lives before he even gets out of college. From a homemade hydroplane incident you won’t believe to almost losing his head in a summer factory job, we witness Bruce continuously surviving the almost unimaginable.

You may not be able to fathom what transpires when a novice freshwater sailor is forced to navigate a raging Atlantic storm or what strange chain of events unravel by simply trying to supercharge a golf ball in a microwave, but The Inexplicable Scot will soon clue you in.

Zero to Sixty does a yeoman’s job in defining the geriatric predicament that we’re either already in or will be sooner than we think.  At some point, we all begin to take a closer look in that rearview mirror. Bruce simply challenges us to, “Give life its due respect and take it all in with as many laughs as possible…while it is still a laughing matter.”

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and your local independent bookstore! Available in paperback and eBook. Get your copy today and be sure to leave a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads!

  • 2015 CIPA EVVY Bronze Medal in Autobiography/Memoir
  • 2015 CIPA EVVY Merit Award Winner in Humor

  Released December 2013!

In a battle of wills, would you rather be up against a 1,200-pound horse or a 120-pound teenager? The primary premise of this book is that there is not much difference.”

Thus begins Heather Kirby’s insightful, groundbreaking guide for better understanding the dynamics behind the often mystifying behavior of adolescents. By highlighting similarities between horses and teens, Heather presents a unique perspective on both and challenges us to better appreciate the forces at play during the tumultuous stage of adolescence.

Drawing on discoveries from her lifelong passion for horses and more than two decades of professional work with teens, Heather offers practical and thought-provoking information that can be readily applied by parents, teachers, coaches and counselors. Heather’s sensitivity and humor come through as she describes her innovative approach to working successfully with teens by applying strategies and principles effective with horses.

In Wild at Heart, Heather demonstrates that it is possible for adults to have meaningful, collaborative relationships with the teens in their lives.

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and your local independent bookstore! Available in paperback and eBook. Get your copy today and be sure to leave a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads!

  • 2014 Silver Living Now Award: Family/Parenting
  • 2015 CIPA EVVY Merit Award Winner in Family & Relationships
  • 2015 CIPA EVVY Bronze Medal for Editing

sillysally-cover“Little Kenzi was born without an arm, but in most other ways she was just like other children…”

From the very beginning of this endearing story written by Allie McCarthy we meet Little Kenzi, a girl who loves all kinds of things, but most especially Silly Sally, the doll that has been with Little Kenzi since the day she was born. When Little Kenzi meets Sara, a new girl at school, she is shocked to discover that Sara has never had a doll of her own. Wondering how it could be possible that a girl her age doesn’t have a doll, Little Kenzi feels sad. What happens next will surprise and delight readers of all ages as Little Kenzi shows us the true meaning of friendship, kindness and generosity. LOOK FOR THE SPECIAL COLORING PAGE INSIDE!

Illustrated by Laura Peters.

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and your local independent bookstore! Available in paperback and eBook. Get your copy today and be sure to leave a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads!