All About the Book

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David Zindell Tells the Story of Our Generation in "Splendor"

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We are stardust; we are golden; and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden. 

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J. Paul Devlin talks about the life of a conflicted gay teenager in "A Passing Phase"

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I was inspired to write the book after repeatedly hearing in the news about teens killing themselves because they couldn’t cope with being gay.
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Rod Bremer on allowing methods of educating to catch up to our brain’s learning capacity

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I wanted to distill into an easy-to-follow procedure the elements necessary for optimal learning.
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Patrick Jones on his IRDA Winning "Hector’s Heroic Day"

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The story about a boy whose admiration for all kinds of heroes leads him on an adventure to become one.
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Derek Vasconi on Being God + How Painful Loss Inspired His Writing

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The bastard child of Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 and Stephen King’s CARRIE, KAI explores how one innocent girl becomes the target of enormous rage living inside another girl-who is seemingly from another world.
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Jérôme Sabatier on his IRDA Winning "The World Heritage Sites of France"

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This travel guide includes the same essential information as a traditional “paper” guide, as well as enriched Internet features: real-time information updates, hundreds of pictures, links and tips.
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Terry John Barto on his IRDA Winning "Nickerbacher, the Funniest Dragon"

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Once upon a time, a young dragon named Nickerbacher stood guard for Princess Gwendolyn in a tall tower because his papa told him to.
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Charles Smith on his IRDA Winning "We Chose to Go"

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The story is set several decades in the future, and chronicles the story of a remarkable young woman who spends her life training for humankind's first foray into interstellar space.
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Owen Thomas on his IRDA Winning "Signs of Passing"

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Signs of Passing is dedicated to the truth that it is never too late to set aside the life that no longer serves us and to start anew.
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William Poe on his IRDA Winning "Simple Simon"

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Cocaine overtook the lives of many people during the 1980s. That seemed especially true in the Hollywood gay scene, where I was something of a fixture in the bars, especially the seedy ones.
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David Chauner on his IRDA Winning "High Road: Chasing the Yellow Jersey"

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"High Road" is a novel about the choices a professional cyclist must make when confronted by compelling temptations to break the rules in order to win the Tour de France.
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Cameron Stelzer on his IRDA Winning "The Trophy of Champions: Pie Rats Book 4"

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The inspiration for The Trophy of Champions came from the 2012 London Olympics. I wanted to create an Olympic-style series of events with a pirate twist.
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Tyne Traverson on his IRDA Winning "Exploring Your Unplanned Pregnancy"

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This book is designed to help a woman with an unplanned pregnancy thoroughly work through the decision process, using reliable resources to pursue her decision, be it motherhood, adoption or abortion.
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Donald J. Fraser on his IRDA Winning "The Emergence of One American Nation"

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It is a work of history that answers a very basic question: why are we one nation, and not many? [It] is an appeal to all of us to find ways to do the same for the greater good.
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Kristen Heimerl Talks About Her IRDA Winning Title "Inspector Dewey"

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A real experience inspired me. I was crawling on the maple floor of my creaky, old home. It was 2:00 a.m., a bad guy was on the street outside, and I had left my lights on. I needed to call the police—without being witnessed.
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Louisa Oakley Green Talks About "Sightseeing in the Undiscovered Country"

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How would you feel if your child told you she had a playmate who died years earlier in a fire? Do you think it’s possible to know who you’re going to marry from a simple handshake? If you could read the energy in a home, would it make it harder to buy your first house?
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R.A. Akerlund on her IRDA Winning "I Am Ed"

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After my sixteenth birthday, on the seventh of august 1988, I had enough of waiting to grow up. I was tall enough to pass for 18 and I already heard about a job in a supermarket stacking shelves.
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Douglas Green on "The Teachings of Shirelle: Life Lessons from a Divine Knucklehead"

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A funny, heartwarming, yet serious look at the wisdom - psychological, philosophical, and spiritual - a man learned from his ridiculous dog.
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Rachel Straub Discusses "Weight Training Without Injury"

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Read about the 1st place winner in the non-fiction category in the 2016 IRDA's,
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Jack Mayer on his IRDA-Winning Title, "Before the Court of Heaven"

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A thriller, a poignant love story and a vivid history of a troubling and fascinating time that will especially appeal to readers who enjoy historical fiction.
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Chuck Driskell on his IRDA Winning "The Diaries"

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Combining crime, revenge and international intrigue, THE DIARIES is a classic espionage thriller.
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Pamela Capone on "I Punched Myself in the Eye: Stories of self-sabotage, imperfection and perfect amazing grace"

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I think it’s human nature to go through life on autopilot, watching for the flashing, Vegas marquis type of signs. But sometimes "wow!" comes in smaller wrapping, and then like a Jack-in-the-box, it pops out, and you the message.