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Alexis Marie Chute on EXPECTING SUNSHINE: A Journey of Grief, Healing and Pregnancy After Loss

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EXPECTING SUNSHINE is the real-life story of a mother who set out to find herself after the death of her baby. When she discovered she was pregnant again, she realized she had not grieved for her son, Zachary, who died of a cardiac tumor moments after his birth.
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Steve Dimodica on his inspiration for ACCIDENTAL EVILS

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ACCIDENTAL EVILS is about Isabel Finley a college student, who is taking a trip to South America. Part of the vacation is a reward, and part of the journey is to do research for her senior thesis.
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Eric Haggman on THE APOLOGY: the motivation to make a great story has driven me to where I am

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Filmmaker Christian Lindstrom returns to Vietnam to shoot tourism commercials, only to confront the agony of his past and the power there of the Asian underworld to control political events—including the creation and the whitewashing of Japan’s history itself.
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Jay Harman on PLAINS TO THE PACIFIC: The source of my motivation comes from just one thing; sharing the story

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PLAINS TO THE PACIFIC is based on a life-story manuscript written by Robert Slothower, my great-grandfather. Robert’s story represents a challenging life met with great courage.
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Frank Adams talks about TUCKER'S EYES: Life Lessons From A One-Eyed Havanese

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The book is about Tucker, who experienced the loss of his lifetime companion and cousin, blindness, and cancer surgery but who emerged rejuvenated, his love of life and people greater than ever before.
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Colin Dodds on why people should read WATERSHED: "It’s a hopeful dystopia."

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WATERSHED is the story of a troubled, pregnant woman, and the two men—a snake dealer with a sideline in secret messages and a billionaire living under a false name—who compete for her affections, in near-future America.
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Marilyn J. Bardsley on THE AMERICAN SWEENEY TODD

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THE AMERICAN SWEENEY TODD is the fictionalized first-person journals of a real person, Dr. Frank Sweeney, a brilliant serial killer in mid-1930s Cleveland, Ohio.
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Blaine C. Readler on MOONSTROKE: All of my books are simply a recounting of actual events that haven’t happened yet.

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It’s been twelve years since a massive solar flare destroyed communications with the American base on the far side of the Moon, killing the platinum mining workers and leaving just three adults to raise thirty-seven orphans. Isolated, the base has carried on, and the orphans—now teenagers—have taken up the mining.
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Lesley L. Smith on loving physics + her book TEMPORAL DREAMS

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When her boyfriend proposes, former foster kid Kairi Johnson thinks she's going get the family she's always dreamed of until she wakes up by the side of the road, in the middle of nowhere--in the past.
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Walter Harp: I wrote the first pages when I was recovering from my bone marrow transplant; at the time I was looking for distractions

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INTO THE FUNHOUSE takes you on a hair-raising, unpredictable front seat ride through a scary and sobering yet heartfelt and funny account of a father and his family fighting a menacing, recurrent leukemia while trying to live a ‘normal life’.
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Scott McDermott on his IRDA Winning title "Election 2064: Book One"

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Nearly five decades from now, as America recovers from a devastating Second Civil War, candidates across the political spectrum vie for the power of the presidency by any means necessary.
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Francis V. Adams on celebrating life and family

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This book is about loving and nurturing children with or without a biological connection, something that I feel is innate in all of us.
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Marla Martenson on the best part of being an indie + what she does when she's not writing

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Like any self-respecting New Age Angelino, Marla Martenson works out religiously, imbibes green juice, practices yoga, is vegan, recites affirmations, and employs the Law of Attraction to help manifest her dreams.
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Paul Larsen: Life is too short not to use your talents + your passions as a leader to realize your vision

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In today’s blaring and hectic global community, how can you make sure your leadership voice stands out above the rest?
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Agus Ekanurdi on writing a cookbook about...love

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Solid relationships are built on trust, honesty, and care, and Cook Your Way to Love & Harmony showcases this in a spectacular fashion.
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25 Online Destinations to Spark Your Writing Inspiration

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Writing and creativity go hand in hand. They are kind of like soul mates – you can’t have one without the other.
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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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Sandra Bullock Smith talks about "Trading Places: Becoming My Mother's Mother"

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

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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.
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Warren Adler: Why I Went Indie & Why the "Joys and Glory of Authordom Cannot Be Dismissed."

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The author of 27 novels trad pubbed novels--including "The War of the Roses", shares his experiences and talks about why all careers in the arts are essentially bi-polar

One Author's Experience with Amazon's New Kindle Scout

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Indie Author Neal Wooten Talks About Amazon's new Kindle Scout program, a place where readers help decide if a book gets published.

D-Day Memoirs Lost

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Major publishing houses will continue to produce worthy books based on the lives of the famous and influential. Independent publishers need to publish the other accounts: the ordinary, the lowly, the stories of the real G.I Joes.

5 Top Book Trailer Misconceptions

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Part Three: Book Trailers Are Ruining Literature!