Jun 29, 2016
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the teachings
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Douglas Green on “The Teachings of Shirelle: Life Lessons from a Divine Knucklehead”

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”

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”

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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Terah Edun Talk to IR About Writing Strong Female Protagonists, Being Brave + Living in South Sudan

Author of eleven YA Fantasy titles and a New York Times + USA Today bestseller

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Chuck Driskell on his IRDA Winning “The Diaries”

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”

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.

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Editor Tricia Reeks on “Love Hurts: A Speculative Fiction Anthology”

A collection of gut-wrenching short speculative fiction stories about love, and the pain and heartbreak that so often goes with it.

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Kristian Hall on how to “Rise from Darkness”

A self-help book about what to do when you want to get out of depression, and you don’t have a clue how to go about it.

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Keira Monclair on How Self-Publishing Changed Her Life (Hint: It Involves Grandchildren!)

A year after (self) pubbing her first novel she is a debt free, full-time author who helped her daughter pay for in-vitro, resulting in twin granddaughters.

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L. Davis Munro on “Emmy Nation: Undercover Suffragette”

I was so shocked by my lack of knowledge around this period of women’s history [the suffrage movement] that I began reading as much as I possibly could about it.

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John Branning on “Selfie-Facing: Analog Musings in a Digital World”

A collection of humorous essays on a variety of topics – marriage, home repairs, cat ownership, foibles of the English language, snowbanks and driveways – and how all of it flummoxes me.

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Sonny Hayes Talks about Gambling, Goons and “US vs. Welkner”

I used to gamble fairly regularly. I wasn’t in to the loan sharks, as the book’s protagonist is, but I was quite familiar with the bookies and their chrome revolvers and the giant pair of goons typically flanking them.

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How a Kickstarted Novel Inspired a Publishing Career

We’ve interviewed dozens of writers who started out indie only to sign with a traditional publisher. But this is the story of an author who, after slogging through the work required to create his own book, decided that it might be interesting to start a publishing company of his own.

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Michael Phillip Cash Discusses His Inspiration for “Monsterland”

A misguided teen must save his date in a theme park, whose main attractions – real werewolves, vampires and zombies – descend the place into chaos.

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Julia Fox Talks About “And Then There Were Three: Sixty-Seven Letters to Sasha”

This autobiographical memoir documents the challenges that still face members of the LGBT community, especially those in countries where being homosexual is still considered an abnormality.

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Paul Proffet Talks About “CrossBack”

“CrossBack” is crying out for readers who are thirsty for something a little different.

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Clinton E. Day Explains How to “Set Your Own Salary”

Wannabe entrepreneurs should read the book to learn how to deal with challenges creatively, save time and money, and think outside the box.

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Suzanne Falter Talks About “Transformed: San Francisco”

Charley McElroy is a handsome, well-heeled travel writer and CIA informant who also happens to be an F to M transman. And he’s having a midlife crisis.

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Sandra Bullock Smith talks about “Trading Places: Becoming My Mother’s Mother”

It is a memoir filled with respect, compassion and love, as well as life lessons and lessons learned.

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Sheila Flaherty Explains “East of Mecca”

“East of Mecca” is a harrowing story of love and betrayal, a family’s tragic undoing, the transcendent power of friendship, and the ultimate price of oppression.

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Deborah Bladon Talks about the Easiest (+ Hardest) Parts of Self-Pubbing

The NYT and USA Today bestselling author has written 32 novellas (parts of serials) and four stand alone books.

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Robb F. Thinks “Maybe God Has a Better Idea”

If anyone is going through a tough time in their own life and reeling from the emotional and other effects, then they most certainly need to read this book!

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John Gaiserich Talks About “The Prelapsarians”

It’s a novel that offers a complete reading experience, with ample quantities of both visceral action and character intimacy.

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What, Me Query?

When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade. Nope. Instead, snatch up the biggest juiciest lemon, and you hurl that mo-fo back as hard as you can.