Books that make a difference.

Laser Lady Meets the Light Junkies: A Hollywood Memoir

Packed with eccentric scientists, movie icons, rock stars and record executives, Hollywood sharks and assorted hustlers, Laser Lady Meets
the Light Junkies: A Hollywood Memoir
, is both a history of early holography and a personal coming-of-age memoir.

 

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by Linda Lane

“Linda Lane was one of the most original people I met in the late 1960s. She was slightly ahead of her time creating a story using holography. I knew little about the subject. When I finished reading her script I knew it was special and so was she.” — Rona Barrett

 

by Al Moreno

L.A.’s Last Street Cop:
Surviving Hollywood Freaks, the Aryan Brotherhood, and the L.A.P.D.'s Homicidal Vendetta Against Me

This gripping memoir vividly recounts the career of a gifted and fearless Los Angeles police officer as he battled gangs and homicidal criminals in brutal urban war zones, only to face a dirty internal investigation that targeted him with the murderous vendetta of a violent ex-con from the Aryan Brotherhood.

 

Learn more at LastStreetCop.com


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“Probably the most entertaining and chilling police tale you’ll read this year. An incredible romp, surprisingly well-written, fast paced, a serious page turner leading to an eventual tale of woe that anyone who ever worked within any bureaucracy will find disconcerting. A must read.”  — John C. Dvorak, co-host of the No Agenda Podcast

 

LOCKDOWN: Talking to Your Kids about School Violence

Including personal interviews with students and parents of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, this essential book offers unprecedented professional insight and critical therapeutic guidance to help parents, teachers, school administrators and social service professionals successfully nurture and heal children in this era of traumatic classroom lockdown drills and school shootings.


Learn more at NancyKislin.com

 

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by Nancy Kislin LCSW

"Nancy Kislin provides accessible tips to support the mental health of our children while offering them the knowledge and comfort that they will be safe every day.”
— Christine Burton, Ed. D. Superintendent, Millburn Township Schools.

 

“Pete Kennedy’s
                  memoir is an entertaining, enlightening and
                  unforgettable journey down the highways and byways of
                  America’s music scene. It’s a trip you don’t want to
                  miss.” — Peter Quinn, author, Banished Children of Eve
                  (winner, American Book Award)

Tone, Twang, and Taste:
A Guitar Memoir

by Pete Kennedy

“I was hanging around backstage with Sinatra’s band.”

That’s just the tip of the iceberg in Pete Kennedy’s kaleidoscopic musical career of unforgettable collaborations with many of the giants of pop, classical, and folk music. In Tone, Twang and Taste, he passes along not only that experience, but also the inspiration that he drew in his peripatetic half-century on the road. A natural raconteur, Kennedy’s memoir is part travel narrative, part musical history, and part behind-the scenes look at a world of fascinating characters. Ultimately, it is a clarion call to his readers to follow their dreams, never stop learning, and do what they love the most.

 

$21.99 Paperback

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All Tomorrow’s Parties

A Punk Rock Murder Mystery

by B.D. Love

A young guitar player from Michigan is summoned to join a band in the seedy L.A. punk scene of the late 1970s, only to learn that his brilliant childhood friend, the lead singer, has disappeared. Before long, he is pulled into a noir-meets-leather world of sketchy characters on both sides of the law.

 

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“Mickey Spillane meets High Fidelity in this musical punk noir…for any fan of Dana Spiotta’s Eat the Document.” — Dana Bonn–Power Pop/Punk Rock DJ, This Is Rock ’n Roll Radio

 

Textual Healing

by Annie North

Textual Healing: How a Cellphone Saved a Single, Sinking, Suburban Mom is the true story of how Annie North learned about love, adventure, possibility, and opportunity through strangers on cellphones. By inventing new characters within herself, she became a powerful muse for her men and in return, their love for her was the strength she needed to become the woman who had been waiting to be set free.

 

Learn more at AnnieNorth.com

 

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“In ways I
                wouldn’t have imagined, Annie’s story offers nourishment
                to any woman struggling with the overwhelming demands of
                modern life. With humor and honesty, Textual Healing
                shows that love is all around us, whether we’re looking
                for it or not.” 
— Marci Shimoff, #1 NY Times
                Bestselling Author, Happy for No Reason, Love For No
                Reason, Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul

Find Your Way Home

From the Author of "Gather Up Your Soul"  and "Space" comes another new volume of poems and photographs to touch your heart and feed your soul. FIND YOUR WAY HOME revives the lost art of reflection, bringing us to that quieter place where we see what matters most. Matched perfectly with searching images by Sarah M. Clareheart, each poem reminds us that home is truly where the heart is.

 

 

Learn more at FindYourWayHomePoetry.com

 

$24.95 Hardcover; Full color, 76 pages

Available at FindYourWayHomePoetry.com

 

by Bartholomew John Erbach

with photos by Sarah M. Clarehart

Find Your Way Home is true to its title – an insightful and moving collection of poems married to glorious photographs. The cold fist of ‘Fear,’ the contemporary chaos of ‘Palm Sunday Morning,’ and the regret of ‘Jennifer’s Day’ all struck familiar chords and resonated deep in my heart.”

— Jeanne Jordan, Author, The Panic Diaries

 

“Marc Demetriou
                  has written a superb success guide unlike any other.
                  Based on fifteen universal principles, Lessons From My
                  Grandfather will help you achieve the success you
                  deserve in life and business.” 
— Barbara Corcoran,
                  founder, The Corcoran Group, and investor on ABC’s
                  Emmy Award-winning show, Shark Tank

Lessons from My Grandfather

by Marc Demetriou

You are never too young or too old to make your dreams come true. Lessons From My Grandfather shows how you can achieve success and fulfillment in life by following 15 timeless principles handed down by the Marc C. Demetriou’s grandfather, Haralambos Georgiou Pistis,—or just “Charlie.”

 

Learn more at GrandfatherLessons.com

 

$24.99 Hardcover
$9.99 e-book

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Ants, Elephants, and
Dancing Giraffes

by Sonny Brandtner

As we accumulate experiences the path of a value-driven life, everything becomes clear. This book shares wisdom the author discovered by being a father, spouse, and business guy. He learned that mistakes, regrets, and misfortunes dealt with early in life are blessings if used to strengthen focus on your values.

 

 

Learn more at AntsElephantsGiraffes.com

 

$39.99 Hardcover; 288 pages

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$9.99 e-book

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“Ants, Elephants and Dancing Giraffes provides a compelling success roadmap that anyone can use!” — Bob George CPA, lecturer at the McCombs School of Business, the University of Texas at Austin

 

“Hounds of Wonder is a strong, tender account of a life spent loving dogs. There is no doubt B.D. Love has mastered the art of the sonnet - each set of fourteen lines builds a unique little world around its canine subject. This collection is one that will move even those who are not particularly dog-lovers.”
—Elizabeth Gibson, Foxglove Journal, UK

 

Hounds of Wonder

by B.D. Love

This book represents the dogs of my life, and the way they have

both reflected and inspired me. They have spoken to me, in their

way, about every level of sentient experience: love, loss, fantasy,

absurdity, joy and sorrow, and ultimately, redemption. Especially

redemption. During dark hours, it was often the companionship of

my hounds that was my sole light. –B.D. Love

 

$19.99 72 Paperback; pages; Color illustrations; Available at Amazon.com

 $9.99 e-book; Available at Amazon.com

 

SPACE

by Bartholomew John Erbach

with photos by Sarah M. Clarehart

From the Author of "Gather Up Your Soul" comes a new volume of poems and photographs to touch your heart. SPACE is a collection of poems and photographs that dance magically in the space between lives, inside hearts, around mountains, and among stars. Bartholomew John Erbach implores us to take pause and open up to life’s beauty and mystery — to transmute frustration and fear into freedom and joy. This exquisitely illustrated book features the spectacular photography of Sarah M. Clarehart. The poems and photographs serve up a feast of spiritual food to those hungry for meaning, laughter, and tears.

 

Learn more about SPACE at Space-poetry.com

 

$29.95 Hardcover; 66 pages; Color throughout.

Available at Space-poetry.com

“SPACE is an invitation, a sacred opportunity, to be present with your soul. And if you’ve found this book, I’d guess that it’s exactly what your soul needs.” —Wokie Nwabueze, Founder, Women Prepared to Lead

 

TRAVEL FORWARD

Even when you are close to home you can Travel Forward on an exciting journey of self-discovery and fulfillment, and this is your roadmap. Writing about everyone from Nelson Mandela, Paul McCartney, Condoleezza Rice and Jon Bon Jovi, to loved ones, friends, neighbors and memorable people he’s encountered on airplanes, in Cambodia and on the New York City subway, Mark Murphy has loaded this book with Travel Forward moments. As you journey through these pages you’ll learn to approach everything in life a little differently – in a way that will both enlighten and transform.

 

Learn more about Travel Forward at TravelForward.com

 

$19.99 Hardcover; 186 pages; Color throughout. Available at Amazon.com

$9.99 e-book. Available at Amazon.com

 

 

by Mark Murphy

 

“Mark is one of the authors whose presence we highly anticipate,

and whose advice we value.” —Audra Lower, Host, The Better Show

 

5 Steps to
THRIVE
Reveal Any Crisis As Opportunity

by Carol Benson and Paul Benson

Millions of people around the world are struggling to maintain balance, happiness and strength in the face of unexpected challenges. Through five basic principles supported by the authors’ own compelling story and guided exercises, this book gives readers the tools necessary to rewire their emotional reaction to any challenging situation, recognizing and acting on the exciting opportunities that each “setback” presents. As a result, they not only will survive, but actually thrive in their lives going forward.

 

 

$9.99 Kindle Edition available at Amazon.com

$19.99 Paperback Edition available at Amazon.com

"This book is a powerful and practical guide to help you THRIVE no matter what! Carol & Paul Benson are great examples of being happy for no reason. They’re an inspiration!”

Marci Shimoff, New York Times bestselling author of Happy For No Reason

Gather Up Your Soul

by Bartholomew John Erbach

with Photos by Sarah M. Clarehart

Gather Up Your Soul is a collection of poems about breaking through the fear of being yourself to discover the beauty and joy waiting in every moment. At turns mystical and ordinary, the poems capture the essence of the quiet and stormy shifts that connect us to grace and love. Illustrated with beautiful and inspiring photos by Sarah M. Clarehart.

 

Learn more about Gather Up Your Soul at GatherUpYourSoul.com

 

$19.99; 978-0-9891054-0-8  (Hardcover-64 pages full color!) at Amazon.com

$9.99 Kindle Edition available at Amazon.com

 

Wake Up, Man Up, Step Up

Transforming Your Wake-Up Call into Emotional Health and Happiness

by Ray Arata

The old model of what it means to be a man in today’s culture is outmoded. In Wake Up, Man Up, Step Up: Transforming Your Wake-Up Call into Emotional Health and Happiness, Ray Arata has created an insightful and practical roadmap to help men grow, evolve, and rewrite their future as emotionally healthy and mature individuals. Using the tools in this book, men are able to achieve the success they seek and be inspirational role models for the generations that follow.

$21.99; 978-0-9839432-6-6  (paperback) at Amazon.com

$9.99 Kindle Edition available at Amazon.com

 

"Sparkle is a gift, not just to children, but to the child and spirit within each one of us."— Mirabai Devi, Spiritual Teacher

 

by Ayn Cates Sullivan, Ph.D.

illustrations by Belle Crow duCray

A timeless fairytale for children for all ages. Sparkle & The Gift is about a little girl who decides not to forget who she is, a radiant being of Light. Sparkle’s remarkable determination is contagious. She takes her mother, Alice, outdoors to align with the natural world and to remember that the Light is everyone’s friend. Alice is inspired to tell the story of “Kachina’s Gift”, which is a fairytale designed to remind us that everything we need is already within us.

 

$18.99; 978-0983943242 (hardcover) at Amazon.com

$3.99 Kindle Edition at Amazon.com

 

Learn more about Sparkle and the Gift by visiting SparkleandtheGift.com

 

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