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Patrick Oster on his oh-so-timely IR Approved book, THE HACKER CHRONICLES

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The adventures of dreamy, wise-cracking millennial hacker who discovers a murder the first night on a new job monitoring surveillance cameras in Chicago and turns himself into the world’s first cyber-detective to solve the crime and save a young damsel falsely suspected of it.
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S. C. Sterling on Teenage Degenerate: A Memoir that Explores the Depths of Methamphetamine + Drug Addiction

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In 1996, Scott was nineteen and lost in adulthood with an endless job and no future ambitions. Teenage Degenerate is his story about drug addiction, music and growing up.
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David J Castello on his IR Approved "The Diary Of An Immortal (1945-1959)"

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The beginning came to me in a dream so bizarre that I bolted out of bed in the middle of the night and wrote it down.
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Christopher Zoukis on his IRDA Winning FEDERAL PRISON HANDBOOK

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"The Federal Prison Handbook" is the leading Federal Bureau of Prisons survival guide and policy analysis text. Simply put, if you or a loved one are heading to federal prison (or are already incarcerated), you need this book.
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Bentz Deyo on why people should read his book: "Because we all need an escape right now."

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Enduring a year long depression, Leam Holt's given a second chance at obtaining Dark magic and proving himself to his father.
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Matt Ingwalson on the way genre fiction (in this case, horror) lets us examine relationships in a very immediate + personal way

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Anyone who’s had a baby knows that the first year is terrifying. A child represents love and grace and hope. But never again will you have privacy, financial security, or a moment of rest.
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M.Lee Lederhos on "Sacred Ground"

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Tom McCloud, the protagonist, has a secret past that is about to catch up with him.
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Steve Snyder on the true story of pilot Howard Snyder and the crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth

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An Amazon Best Seller and winner of 20 national book awards, SHOT DOWN is set within the framework of World War II and the air war over Europe.
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Rocco Versaci on what inspired him to write "That Hidden Road: A Memoir"

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In the wake of surviving both cancer and divorce, I set out alone on my bicycle and end up pedaling from the Pacific to the Atlantic.
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Steve Wiley on "The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan"

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When we first encounter Richard K. Lyons, he is a man who has long forgotten the one night, when he was still a boy called Rich, when an exceptional girl by the name of Francesca invited him aboard a secret L train for an adventure though the mythical East Side of the city.
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Fred Misurella on his A SUMMER OF GOOD-BYES

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A SUMMER OF GOOD-BYES is filled with the tensions of love and marriage, sexual longing, family loyalty, and the struggle to live in the face of impending death and loss.
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Randal Eldon Greene: What motivates me is my love of books. I just love well-written stories. And I want to add to that.

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A linguist, a lake monster, and the looming shadow of death—in a house full of hidden passageways, a wife and mother is diagnosed with cancer.
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Author Greg Howard on BLOOD DIVINE and the dream that motivates him daily

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A guarded playboy struggling to suppress the dark power stirring inside him becomes a pawn in an ancient war between two supernatural races.
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C. L. Francisco on "Cat Born of the Purple" and why cat lovers everywhere will recognize their feline companions’ inborn burden: the remedial education of ignorant human beings

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Cat Born to the Purple, 4th volume in the Yeshua’s Cats series, picks up a story told in Yeshua’s Cat of a young woman who was stoned.
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Henry Mosquera on his IRDA Winning "Space Fandango: Backstabber’s Blues"

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A mysterious ship with a deadly cargo crashes on a backwater planet. A deal is made to get rid of the payload, which needs to be transported through a dangerous, independent section of space.
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IRDA Winning Author LeeAndra Chergey on when she decided to become an author: I was in 2nd grade and got an “easy” A on a paper about the Bumblebee

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By the age of two, Ryan has lost his ability to speak—twice. Sensing it is more than typical “second child” behaviors, his mother embarks upon a mission to understand why Ryan has become withdrawn and violent, and is met with a devastating answer: her son is autistic.
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IRDA Winning Author Carole P. Roman: Getting published is easy. Editing, formatting, publicity - that's where the work begins

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Two small children travel on a rocket ship to dash among the planets and constellations. Whimsical and sweet, this imaginary trip is a soothing bedtime read that will enchant both parent and child.
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IRDA Winning George Crowder: The first goal is to create a book that is indistinguishable from a conventionally-published title

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The fifteen-year-old narrator, Moon Landing, relates to the biblical story of Job. God, if there is one, seems to be inflicting him with one misfortune after another.
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Thom Kudla on his IRDA Winning Books "Commencement" and "Out of Context"

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With both Commencement and Out of Context, the primary goal is to make the reader look at things in a new way. People should read these books because they will come away from them changed, in a good way.
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Sarah Bowen on her IRDA Winning "Void if Detached: Seeking Modern Spirituality Through My Father's Old Sermons"

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"Void if Detached" is the story of a religion-phobic Gen Xer who felt a void because she had become detached from her faith.