Today's Featured Books— Spotlight

Spotlight on: Ekstasis - The Return of the Sovereign Heart

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LitNuts is pleased to shine a spotlight on Ekstasis: The Return of the Sovereign Heart by Mahayana I. Dugast, a spiritual, morally, and emotionally complex novel that is highly recommended by Midwest Book Review, Readers' Favorite (5 stars!), and OnlineBookClub.org, and is a finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards.

Ekstasis: The Return of the Sovereign Heart is a massive work (800+ pages!) that addresses themes of love, reality, spiritualism, and enlightenment, and the ebook edition is on sale for only $0.99 through June 26, 2022.

New Giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a print copy of Ekstasis: The Return of the Sovereign Heart from Mahayana, plus a $25 coffee shop gift card from LitNuts. Deadline for entry is July 5.
 


Ekstasis: The Return of the Sovereign Heart

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Together, they are the keys to humankind's original blueprint. Apart, will they find each other through the pages of time?

Mona Devek is driven by an innate knowing. As a walk-in from birth, her life's unfolding twists and turns serve to awaken her to her potential and identity and to reconnect her with an ancient star tribe. But when she publishes a work of fiction detailing her spiritual quest, something inspires her to fill in the blanks left by her as-yet-unseen interdimensional lover.

David Wilkins is a firm atheist and has long given up on happiness. Devastated by the tragic loss of his wife and child, the former award-winning film director shelved an unread book his sister shared on account of its uncanny similarities to his own life. Then on one transatlantic flight home, he finally flips it open...and by the time he reaches the last page, he is no longer the same person.

As Mona uncovers more about her true origin and her reason for incarnating, she discovers that the entire free will of human beings is at stake. And as David's creativity resurfaces and he plans a return to directing by making a movie of Mona's best-selling novel, he is shocked when he learns that the author he has grown to love is in a coma.

Can their spirits rejoin in the physical realm and save humanity from oblivion?

Ekstasis: The Return of the Sovereign Heart is the inspiring first book in the Ekstasis magical realism romance series. If you like a visionary and metaphysical adventure, with relatable paths of healing, where trauma and loss are transmuted into love, then you'll adore Mahayana I. Dugast's journey into the soul.


Praise for Ekstasis: The Return of the Sovereign Heart

"Spiritual, morally and emotionally complex 'novels' are exceptionally rare, but Ekstasis: The Return of the Sovereign Heart is just such one. If the thematic blend of love, reality, and spiritualism piques your interest, you will most likely love this massive work by Dugast." ~AuthorsReading.com

"The unusual blend of romance and enlightenment creates a story that blossoms with inspiration and meaning. It's especially recommended for spiritual readers who enjoy fictional accounts of journeys towards enlightenment." ~Midwest Book Review

"This is a really good book that is worth a read for those who can appreciate the complexities of a hyper-dimensional spiritual journey, as well as for those who are new to the genre but are looking for something heavy to get lost in. A surprising new take on the Adam and Eve concept which is really, really deep. Recommended." ~Readers' Favorite

"A book within a book, where love is a pulsating force field that can connect hearts, souls, and spirits, transcending beyond even death." ~OnlineBookClub.org

To read the full reviews from each of the above reviewers, plus additional reviews, click HERE

To see the book trailer, click HERE


About Mahayana I. Dugast

Mahayana I. Dugast, Ph.D. (Metaphysical Science), is an author, mentor, and founder of NeuroBiology Reprogramming™ (NBR™).

NeuroBiology Reprogramming™ (NBR™) is a self-realization practice designed to increase your connection with your Inner Being so you can benefit from guidance, intuition and foresight. All key attributes to navigate your life and highlight the steps you must take to create your heart's desire. Personal or professional. 

Mahayana is also the author of several self-help books and the novel Ekstasis: The Return of the Sovereign Heart, Book I of the Ekstasis Trilogy.  

Mahayana has taught seminars across Europe, the USA, and Asia, and has worked with people from all walks of life. Her processes are simple and strategic, relevant and timely for the nature of the world as it stands, increasingly chaotic and ever evolving.

For more information, visit Mahayana's website


New Release + last chance to enter giveaway for Birthright

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Spotlight on...the release of Birthright from Jeanette Baker!

"Jeanette Baker is a forceful writer of character and conflict." ~Publishers Weekly

Last call for entries: Enter for a chance to win a signed copy and a $25 coffee shop gift card. Deadline for entry: midnight tonight!

Birthright
New Release - June 21!

To protect her secrets, a woman refuses to acknowledge the child she left behind 50 years ago and a half a world away.

Claire travels halfway across the globe from Southern California to Ireland to find the reasons Norah, her biological mother, gave her up. Norah is equally determined to avoid revisiting the painful time in her life and the devastating decision she was forced to make. Even with a loving husband and family, she still carries the shame of her mistakes.

Claire's presence 50 years later is the engine for the confrontations to come. Neighbors Norah had known forever recognized Claire's resemblance to a sister she never knew she had. Norah must face the man who fathered her two daughters, and decide to either hold the secrets that embittered her or release them for the shame that will surely mark her. 

An emotional story that delves into the true meaning of family, sisterhood and secrets. 

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More great books by Jeanette Baker!

Hannie Rising
Mickey demands another chance at mortality, so St. Peter sends him back to Tralee...as a stranger. He ends up learning a thing or two about his wife, Hannie, and even more about himself. "Great, cozy read." ~Amazon Review. 4.6 stars, 68 ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

 

Spellbound
Mollie returns to Ireland 30 years after her mother took her to America, and finds herself caring for her nieces and nephews after the sudden death of her brother and his wife, Kerry. But Kerry's brother is determined to keep the children and sees Mollie as the enemy--even as he yearns to hold her close. FROM $0.99 SHOP NOW

 

Irish Fire
Caitlin Kenneally ran off to America and married into a wealthy horse breeding family. Years later, she returns to Ireland with her children and a million dollar horse, intent on divorcing her adulterous husband. But her husband wants the children and the horse, and he intends to get what he wants, by force if necessary. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Spotlight on: Love, Loss and Secrets Across America and Beyond by Ann S. Epstein

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Today, LitNuts is shining a spotlight on Love, Loss and Secrets Across America and Beyond by Ann S. Epstein. 

"Deeply researched, deeply felt, and deeply enjoyable." ~Lawrence Coates, author of The Goodbye House


New Release - June 14, 2022!

Love, Loss and Secrets Across America and Beyond
Three Gripping and Emotional Historical Novels

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Love, Loss and Secrets Across America and Beyond is a collection of three gripping and emotional historical novels by Ann S. Epstein.

On the Shore follows the upheaval in an immigrant Jewish family when, without telling his family, 16-year-old Shmuel Levinson (a.k.a. Sam Lord) strives to prove his manhood, and escape his father’s pressure that he become a rabbi, by enlisting in the Navy.

In Tazia and Gemma, a pregnant seventeen-year-old Italian immigrant and survivor of the Triangle Waist Company fire, flees New York, leaving her married lover to think she miscarried the baby he urged her to abort.

In The Great Stork Derby an ambitious Emm Benbow convinces his wife, Izora, to enter the Great Stork Derby, a contest which offers a sizable cash award to the woman who has the most babies between 1926 and 1936. But soon his ambition turns into a ruthless obsession and addiction, and despite Izora’s efforts, he is disappointed by his large family, and alienates himself from children.

All profound and delightful reads, these novels are a poignant look at the strained relationships that trouble the multi-generation families of today as well as yesteryear. Highly charged with serious issues, plus the humor essential to confront them, you will turn the last pages with a smile.


Praise for Love, Loss and Secrets Across America and Beyond

“To read this work is to live in its reality, to linger among its moments. An experience both rich and riveting is offered in each of this novel’s skillfully crafted scenes.” ~Laura Kasischke, author of Mind of Winter

“The daily lives of working-class people, immigrants, minorities, and women—Epstein tells their stories with the attentiveness and dignity they deserve. You deserve to pick up this novel, for its lessons and its pleasures.” ~Polly Rosenwaike, author of Look How Happy I’m Making You

“In The Great Stork Derby, Ann S. Epstein illuminates with laser-like precision a family torn apart by obsession, and the choices that reassemble it.” ~Michael Andreoni, author of The Window is a Mirror


About Ann S. Epstein

Ann’s awards include a Pushcart Prize nomination for creative nonfiction, the Walter Sullivan prize in fiction, and an Editors’ Choice selection by Historical Novel Review. Her fiction credits include the novel A Brain. A Heart. The Nerve. and short stories in Sewanee Review, PRISM International, Ascent, The Long Story, and elsewhere. In addition, she has a doctorate in developmental psychology and has published many books for professional and lay audiences on child development and early childhood education. She also has a Master of Fine Arts in textiles. The social sciences and visual arts are reflected in the content and imagery of her writing.

For more information, visit Ann's website


Spotlight on Deborah Smith Parker: Win a signed copy of Wit, Snark, and Light in the Dark

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Today, LitNuts is shining a spotlight on Deborah Smith Parker, poet, astrologer, essayist, blogger and author of three books. We are also launching a new giveaway: Enter for a chance to win a signed copy of Wit, Snark, and Light in the Dark by Deborah Smith Parker and a $25 coffee shop gift card.

Wit, Snark, and Light in the Dark
New Release - Poetry - Coming June 28!

A sharp eye and an ear for rhyme threads through a life of obstacles and losses, leading finally to gratitude and a joyous peace.

Deborah Smith Parker’s father instilled in her a love of rhyme with a childhood filled with the rhythm of humorous verse. Her humor seasons every poem, even those larded with pain. Her memories of love and loss—long frozen—return to burden her with grief and dreams of death. She looks up in despair; ultimately it is with her stubborn optimism that she sees the stars and “heaven bowing down in awe” and weeps with gratitude.

Wit, Snark, and Light in the Dark is a collection of poems, vivid, personal, and authentic. Parker searches for her place among other poets, and settles on her own place, where her father “woke those gods who slept inside of me."

With Billy Collins' light touch of whimsy and the bite of modern sarcasm, Deborah Parker's poems speak unflinchingly to hidden truths with a voice echoing resilience and ultimately, joy.

“A compelling and convincing account of the humor and seriousness within the human condition...accomplished using a plethora of perfect meter and rhyme. Keep a copy handy. It will add music to your life.” ~R.T. Sedgewick, author of Left Unlatched

From $6.99 - PRE-ORDER NOW


Humanus Astrologicus
Poetry, Prose and Astrology

Humanus Astrologicus is a reader-friendly, jargon-free astrology book. Through Deborah Smith Parker’s insightful prose and clever verse, this book goes where no astrologer has gone before and easily takes the reader along on its entertaining and insightful ride through Sun signs and beyond. Unlike many astrology books, it has richness for people unfamiliar with astrology as well as the seasoned professional. Tables in the book make it easy to identify which signs of the zodiac your planets are in. All you need is the birth date—and this book.

Parker ignites self-explorers through astrological accuracies tailored to 21st century readers. Humanus Astrologicus transcends common astrological interpretations through fresh observations that originate from her study and practice of astrology for more than three decades. The poetry aspect of the book came from growing up bi-lingual, fluent in both prose and poetry, learning from her father at an early age to write clever verse.

Humanus Astrologicus is a book you can go back to again and again and find new insight on yourself, loved ones, friends, and even situations. The insights given rarely disappoint and always entertain! 5 Stars, 28 Ratings on Amazon.

On sale starting at $0.99! SHOP NOW


The Horse That Haunts My Heart
Memoir   

Set against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, Deborah Smith Parker's coming-of-age memoir takes place in the 1950s during three transformative summers she spent on a horse ranch. As a young girl growing up in the Midwest, she longed for the life of a cowboy. At age 13 her parents allowed her to go west to live her dream where she met her first love—a horse nick-named Tank. She spent her summers riding, wrangling, and sleeping out under the stars while her extraordinary relationship with Tank developed.

Like the rugged mountains in which these events took place, this story has rapidly shifting light and shadow that Parker artfully captures through humor and well-wrought descriptions of life on the ranch—daily chores, risky antics and real peril, coping with dirt and dangers on the trail, and learning the language of horses, her horse in particular. 

In many ways, The Horse That Haunts My Heart is a love story with a sprinkling of mystical moments, revealing the deep connection we can have with a non-human creature and learning each other’s language. Through Deborah’s mastery of lyrical language, the story is shaped by the poignancy, hilarity and drama that tested relationships undergo. 4.8 Stars, 64 ratings on Amazon.

On sale starting at $0.99! SHOP NOW

About Deborah Smith Parker

Deborah Smith Parker grew up bilingual, fluent in both prose and poetry. Beginning at an early age she learned from her father to compose rhythmic and rhyming verse. She also learned from him about the stars, the constellations, and the myths that connected them.

Deborah has always worked in traditional and non-traditional worlds concurrently, starting with public policy and its applications at the community level in tandem with her growing astrological and other esoteric knowledge and practices. Her work in both areas provided venues for breaking down highly complex systems into information that’s more easily digested.

Her poems, essays and articles have appeared in a wide range of published outlets ranging from “Journal of the American Medical Association” to “The Mountain Astrologer” to “North County Times” to “Nuthouse” to “New Press Literary Quarterly,” winning some prizes along the way.

An English major and graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Deborah lives in San Diego with her husband Jeff.

For more information, visit Deborah Smith Parker's website and follow her on Facebook


Spotlight on: Small Forgotten Moments by Annalisa Crawford

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Today, LitNuts is shining a spotlight on Small Forgotten Moments by Annalisa Crawford. 

★★★★★ "Mesmerizing...creepy, fascinating." ~Readers' Favorite

Hard Cover Release - June 7, 2022!
(Also available in paperback and ebook editions)

Small Forgotten Moments

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Is Zenna a muse, a sleep-deprived apparition, or something much more sinister?

Suffering long-term amnesia, artist Jo Mckye is ready to start a fresh, new project after the success of her debut exhibition. But the fictional subject of the collection, Zenna, won’t let go so easily. Infiltrating Jo’s dreams—and increasingly, her waking hours—Zenna is fast becoming a dangerous obsession.

Jo is confident the answers lie at her childhood home, an idyllic Cornish village on the south-east coast; she just doesn’t know why. Only when she walks into the sea and almost drowns does the past start to unravel.

Haunting and melodic, fans of Daphne du Maurier and Daisy Johnson will adore this.

Praise for Small Forgotten Moments

"It’s beguiling, haunting, beautifully paced and it kept me hooked to the very end." ~Michael Walters, author of The Complex

"A talented work of fiction, Small Forgotten Moments builds minute-by-minute tension to a gripping conclusion as Jo’s confused, yet assertive personality swirls from the pages much like the vividly described art of Zenna that she creates." ~Sarah Scheel, Readers’ Favorite

About Annalisa Crawford

Annalisa Crawford lives in Cornwall UK, with a good supply of moorland and beaches to keep her inspired. She lives with her husband, two sons, and canine writing partner Artoo. Annalisa writes dark contemporary, character-driven stories. She has been winning competitions and publishing short stories in small press journals for many years and is the author of several short story collections. She won 3rd prize in the Costa Short Story Award, 2015.

For more information, visit Analisa's website


From Promising to Published by Melanie Faith

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Today, LitNuts is shining a spotlight on From Promising to Published: A Multi-Genre, Insider’s Guide to the Publication Process by Melanie Faith, a great book for anybody who is interested in publishing their work or knowing more about the publication process. 

New Release - May 24, 2022!

From Promising to Published: A Multi-Genre, Insider’s Guide to the Publication Process

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You’ve been writing and honing your craft for months or years and are curious about seeking publication for your latest project. Perhaps you wonder about the next steps in the process. Look no further!

This book has a little something for every writer interested in expanding their audience and sharing their writing with readers, from pre-writing and writing your drafts to choosing your market and the writing life before, during, and after publication.
 
Topics covered include: 

  • The Lovely Littles: Breaking into Literary Magazines
  • The Spinning Spider: Keeping Track of your Brainchildren
  • Options, You’ve Got ’em: Traditional, Indie/Small, University Press, or Self-Publishing
  • Two Streams with One Stone: To Simultaneously Submit or Not
  • Monetize it! Part One: All about the Benjamins; Monetize it! Part Two: Risk and a Swimming Metaphor
  • The Myth of the Fancy-Pants Tools
  • The Art of Writing the Author Bio
  • Paradox Meets Passion: Writer vs. Author
  • The Slam-Bam Reply: Now in Two Painful Varieties; Creative Noodling
  • F.U.N

and so much more! 

Praise for From Promising to Published

“I wish I had all these nuggets of information in one place when I started my writing career. I can’t recommend this book highly enough.” ~Yong Takahashi, author of Rising

“No part of this process needs to be intimidating with Melanie Faith to the rescue! Let her guide you, take away your doubts or trepidation, show you that a successful writing life is possible.” ~Dineen Picerno, Professor of English, Southern New Hampshire University

“A must for both the fledgling writer eager to get that first acceptance letter and the veteran writer who just won a notable prize. It’s one of those craft books you’ll want to revisit again and again.” ~Christine Tierney, author of chicken+lowercase=fleur 

★★★★★ “It is all here! Faith’s insider’s look will have you leap-frogging knowledgeably toward the finish line.” ~Robbin Farr, author and founding co-editor of River Heron Review

About Melanie Faith

Melanie Faith’s writing has been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes. She likes to wear many professional hats, including as a professor, poet, editor, prose writer, tutor, and photographer. She holds an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. She has a typewriter that she definitely should use more often. 

For more information, visit Melanie's website


Spotlight on: author Jeanette Baker

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Today, LitNuts is shining a spotlight on Jeanette Baker, the award-winning author of 20 paranormal, historical and contemporary novels, most of them set in the lush countryside of Southwest Ireland where she lives with her husband and writes during the "Seasons of Silence," the autumn and winter months. 

LitNuts is also launching a new giveaway: Enter for a chance to win a signed copy of Birthright by Jeanette Baker and a $25 coffee shop gift card.

Birthright
New Release - Coming June 21!

To protect her secrets, a woman refuses to acknowledge the child she left behind 50 years ago and a half a world away. Claire travels halfway across the globe from Southern California to Ireland to find the reasons Norah, her biological mother, gave her up. Norah is equally determined to avoid revisiting the painful time in her life and the devastating decision she was forced to make. Even with a loving husband and family, she still carries the shame of her mistakes. Claire's presence 50 years later is the engine for the confrontations to come. Neighbors Norah had known forever recognized Claire's resemblance to a sister she never knew she had. Norah must face the man who fathered her two daughters, and decide to either hold the secrets that embittered her or release them for the shame that will surely mark her. An emotional story that delves into the true meaning of family, sisterhood and secrets. From $4.99 (SPECIAL PRE-ORDER PRICE!) - SHOP NOW

Hannie Rising

Mickey Enright isn’t ready to be dead. He is an icon in Tralee, a “typical Kerryman,” a life-of-the-party jokester, a decent provider who took for granted the faithfulness of his wife and the love of his children. Mickey demands another chance at mortality, so St. Peter sends Mickey back to Tralee…as a stranger. Meanwhile, Hannie has learned a thing or two about her late husband, enough to convince her that life after marriage might be more satisfying than it was during. Mickey finds himself attempting to court his wife and learns a thing or two about Hannie and even more about himself. "Great, cozy read." -Catherine G., Amazon Review 4.5 stars, 42 ratings on Amazon. From $0.99 SHOP NOW

Spellbound

Life is hard for outlanders on the island of Inishmore, a lesson Mollie Tierney’s mother learned long ago. After eleven years, Emma Tierney took her infant daughter and headed home to America, leaving her resigned husband and defiant son behind. Nearly three decades later, eager to know her Irish kin, Mollie accepts a temporary teaching position on the island. Before she can even pack her bags word comes that her brother and his wife, Kerry, have died, leaving Emma custody of their young children. Heartbroken, Mollie vows to help care for her nieces and nephew until Emma can send for them. But Mollie has reckoned without her feelings for Sean O’Malley, Kerry’s grief-stricken twin. Determined to keep the children, he sees Mollie as the enemy even as he yearns to hold her close. It’s up to Mollie to teach him to trust his heart—and her own. FROM $0.99 - SHOP NOW

Irish Fire

Fourteen years ago, Caitlin Kenneally scandalized the village of Kilcullen and broke her widowed mother’s heart by running off to America. But now that she has married into one of the wealthiest horse breeding families in Kentucky, with two beautiful children and a handsome husband, all is forgiven when she comes home to visit. Caitlin’s true reason for returning to Ireland may be the biggest scandal yet. She’s divorcing her adulterous husband, Sam Claiborne, and taking the only things in the world that matter to her: little Ben and Annie, and a mare named Kentucky Gold. That mare happens to be carrying the last foal of Narragansett, a Triple Crown champion stallion whose offspring sell for millions. With this horse, Caitlin would have everything she needs to break free of the Claibornes forever. But Sam wants the children—and the million dollar horse. He intends to get what he wants, by force if necessary and with or without the law on his side. Suddenly in danger, Caitlin finds that she has not only more allies than she had ever known in the town she once scorned—but possibly, a second chance at love. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Spotlight on: The Deepest Black by Randall Silvis - a crime novel unlike any you've ever read

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror Spotlight

I love novels where the author (or an author surrogate) becomes part of the story. I am thinking of The Gunslinger by Stephen King, John Dies at the End by David Wong, The Mediterranean Caper by Clive Cussler...even Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut. If you like stories that blur the line between fact and fiction, you're going to love the latest novel from Randall Silvis, author of the critically acclaimed Ryan DeMarco Mystery Series.
~Mike O'Mary, LitNuts Cofounder

The Deepest Black

Author Randall Silvis is looking for a story—any story to follow up the series of gripping mystery novels that catapulted him to success. And then, out of nowhere, a story appears. A mysterious stranger named Thomas Kennaday tips Silvis off about a series of murders in a small Pennsylvania town, sending Silvis off on a tentative investigation in hopes of finding material for his next novel.

What Silvis discovers is much more than a typical small-town murder case, and it soon becomes clear that Kennaday, who seems to have disappeared into thin air, is somehow pulling the strings of the investigation from behind the scenes. Based on true events, The Deepest Black is a profoundly thoughtful, unsettling read, and a crime novel unlike any you've ever read before.

From $7.99. Coming August 2, 2022.


NEW RELEASE! Hate Mail by Michelle Robertson...turning hatred into art

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At times illuminating, haunting, and downright funny, Hate Mail: Thank You for Reading unveils the experiences of female journalists in the United States by transforming one journalist's reader emails—or hate mail—into poems. The pieces in this collection ask you to think about the state of journalism in the United States, the role of female reporters, and the enduring culture of online hate.

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    Praise for Hate Mail

    "A riveting read that finds poetry in the love and hatred hurled at news journalists." ~Amy Graff, SFGATE News Editor

    "Hate Mail is a thoughtful and creative reimagining of the ugly critiques that all journalists receive while on the job." ~Jessica Christian, award-winning photojournalist 

    "Her stories brilliantly span the chasm between reporting the news and spinning fascinating tales. These brilliant poems exhibit perseverance—a resilience that we can all learn from." ~Judy Walgren, Pulitzer Prize-winner and Associate Director, Michigan State University School of Journalism

      About Michelle Robertson

      Michelle Robertson is a features reporter at SFGATE, where she writes about the people and places of San Francisco. Her work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Orion, and Hi Fructose, among other publications. Her essay "Recovery Season" was listed as a notable work in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016. Hate Mail is her first book of poems.


      Spotlight on: The Ryan DeMarco Mystery Series from author Randall Silvis

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      The Ryan DeMarco Mystery Series is a collection of five literary thrillers by critically acclaimed author Randall Silvis. The fifth and final book in the series was recently released, and all five books are now available in a boxed set. Click below for more information about the series finale, When All Light Fails, starting at $4.97, and about the five-book boxed set on Kindle. 

       


      Spotlight on Scribe Publishing Company: an indie press that emphasizes quality over quantity

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      Spotlight on Scribe Publishing Company

      an indie press that emphasizes quality over quantity
      Members of the Scribe Publishing Company team (left to right): Mel Corrigan, marketing & visibility director, strategist and publishing enthusiast; Allison Janicki, production and editorial manager; Jennifer Baum, founder, publisher, acquisitions editor, art director, mail room and coffee
       

      Introducing Scribe Publishing

      LitNuts is very pleased to introduce our readers to Scribe Publishing Company, a small press built on the kind of creative and innovative spirit that exemplifies the best of independent book publishing. In the weeks ahead, we will be featuring a number of Scribe Publishing Company titles in our newsletter. For today, we'd like to give you a glimpse behind the scenes of this little dynamo, and thank you in advance for your ongoing support of indie publishing. 

      A Focus on Talent and Integrity
      Scribe Publishing Company is focused on publishing meaningful content from passionate, vetted authors with quality and integrity. And they have done just that! 

      Founded in 2011 by Jennifer Baum, Scribe Publishing Company has published young adult and middle grade mythological fiction; memoirs, culinary nonfiction and cookbooks; and Great Lakes regional travel. Their books have won numerous prestigious awards and been featured in Publishers Weekly, The Detroit News, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Foreword Reviews, the Midwest Book Review, Kirkus Reviews, the San Francisco Book Review, and more.

      Soon after launching the company, Jennifer met Mel Corrigan, who became her good friend and business manager. Today, the Scribe Publishing Company team also includes Allison Janicki, production and editorial manager; Lauren Hackett, social media coordinator; Ellie White, editorial assistant; Jacob Whiten, marketing assistant; Inanna Arthen, interior text layout and ebook conversion; Ryan Getz, design and web support; Maria Petrenko (Hadrout Advertising + Technology), design; and John Wincek (Aerocraft Art), design. Visit the Scribe Publishing Company website to learn more about the team

      A Traditional Indie Press that Emphasizes Ethics and Professionalism
      Just to be perfectly clear: Don't confuse Scribe Publishing Company with Scribe Media. The latter is a fee-for-service company for self-published books. In contrast, Scribe Publishing Company is a traditional independent book publisher with lots of experiencing in all aspects of book publishing. They have traditional distribution, which means their books are available everywhere books are sold. With Scribe Publishing Company's emphasis on ethics and professionalism, authors can rest assured that they are in good hands—and readers can purchase Scribe Publishing Company titles with confidence, knowing that the authors have been vetted and that the books have been professionally edited and designed.

      Scroll down for a sneak preview of some of the award-winning Scribe Publishing Company titles that will be featured by LitNuts in the coming weeks!

      Selected Books from Scribe Publishing Company
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      Spotlight on: Miles Left Yet by Holly Schindler

      Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Spotlight

      Today, LitNuts is excited to recommend Miles Left Yet, a fun novel about second chances late in life by Holly Schindler.
      4.4 Stars on Amazon
      The world said the residents of the Granite Ridge Retirement Community for Active Seniors were over the hill and near the end of the road. But a motley crew sets out on a road trip that proves there are fresh starts and plenty of miles left yet.  
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      Praise for Miles Left Yet and Holly Schindler
      “This is a dandy story for those who believe in second chances.” ~Amazon Review
      "Engaging characters, an original plot, and lots of humor." ~Goodreads Review
      "Schindler avoids cardboard character types...reveals people as squeezed into their labels, not defined by them." ~Publishers Weekly
      About Holly Schindler

      Holly writes books for readers of all ages. She started out as a little girl, writing and illustrating stories and binding them with ribbon. She's gone on to write romance, mysteries, humor, and works for young readers. Along the way, she has received critical acclaim and awards from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Foreword INDIES Book of the Year and the IPPY Awards, the Missouri Mark Twain Award, and more. Check out her website for her full bio and the dozens of titles she's authored!

      We asked Holly to share something that people might be surprised to learn about her. Here's what she told us! "I was once the pianist during a candlelight dinner at a retirement community, much like the one featured in Miles Left Yet. The residents were all such great characters, they inspired an entire book!"


      Introducing Artisan Book Reviews

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      This month, LitNuts has partnered with Artisan Book Reviews and Familius to sponsor the Spring Triple-Play Giveaway, offering U.S. booklovers prizes like gift certificates and free books. Today, we’d like to tell you a little more about Artisan Book Reviews.

      Artisan Book Reviews goal is to better connect readers, books and authors. To learn moreincluding how authors can get a 25% discount on ABR book reviews and marketing servicesread on

      “We can experience nothing but the present moment, live in no other second of time, and to understand this is as close as we can get to eternal life.” ~P.D. James, The Children Of Men


      Spotlight on Foreword Reviews

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      LitNuts is focused on promoting books from independent publishers and authors. Today, we'd like to introduce you to Foreword Reviews, which is dedicated to reviewing indie books. Reviewed books are featured in Foreword Magazine, published six times each year.

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