Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 84 self-published titles below. Each appears with a list of retailers that are selling the book and a description provided by its author. Some of these writers are waiting to be discovered; others have track records and followings and are doing it on their own. If you are a self-published author interested in listing titles in this section, please visit for more information.


Decadence Kills

Michael P. Charlton. Faded Ink Publishing. $17.99 paper (226p), ISBN 978-1-399-96495-1; $7.99 e-book, ASIN B0CGMKRXFS, Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Kobo

This novel drops the reader into the bloodstream of decaying communities, showing how degeneracy has shattered the immune system of ordinary lives.

The Fallen Woman’s Daughter

Michelle Cox. Woolton Press. $17.95 paper (411p), ISBN 979-89-88009-70-2; $9.95 e-book, ISBN 979-89-88009-71-9

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A young woman struggles to understand and forgive her mother’s tragic choices, including running away from her small coal-mining town to join a carnival barker on the road.


Shukdeb Sen. Austin Macauley. $14.95 paper (202p), ISBN 978-1-63829-462-7

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Violence and mayhem after the partition of India make Shukumar and Kakoli refugees. Both experience death but turn their misfortune into a guiding spirit of hope.

Lost Seeds: The Beginning

Teresa Mosley Sebastian. Dominion Asset Publishing. $17.95 paper (184p), ISBN 979-89-88467-00-7; $6.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-88467-01-4

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The novel chronicles the strained relationship between two brothers born into the remnants of their parents’ former enslavement. One overcomes while the other descends into adversities.

Malice Aforethought: A True Story of the Shocking Double Crime that Horrified Nineteenth-Century New England

Avree Kelly Clark. Novanglian Press. $16.99 paper (420p), ISBN 979-89-88876-90-8; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-88876-92-2

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The true crime story that inspired dozens of podcasts is now a novel, and the author shares a theory never before explored.

A Murder in Ashwood: Scandals and Secrets in the Gilded Age

Robert Brighton. Ashwood Press. $28.99 (488p), ISBN 979-89-87696-40-8; $18.99 paper, ISBN 979-89-87696-41-5

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This historical mystery was inspired by a true crime of the century in 1901. Can the new Avenging Angel Detective Agency find the killer? The story is as much a “whydunit” as a whodunit.

The Peculiar Affliction of Thomas Wade Duncan: A Dark Tale

Kip Koelsch. HK Doodles. $6.99 paper (120p), ISBN 979-88-577-3801-6; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B0CFVWN8PP


Thomas Wade Duncan lost a leg, his self-control, and his fiancée. A dark, Civil War–era tale of addiction, witchcraft, and an uncertain redemption.

Penelope’s Song: A Seventeenth Century Tale for a Twenty-First Century World

Carol J. DeMars. Covenant Books. $19.95 paper (294p), ISBN 978-1-64559-180-1; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-64559-181-8


In the turbulent 17th century, the Dutch clashed with other empires on the open seas for riches, and the colonization of North America’s Atlantic coast began in earnest.

Promise to a Guardian Angel

Ronald Freed and Karin A. Todd. Karin A. Todd. $23.75 paper (244p), ISBN 978-0-533-14390-0


Action, mystery, love, moderate violence, a real angel, despair, rage, elation, contentment, and a surprise ending await readers of this novel.

Raven Rock: A Prequel to the Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Nichole Louise. Nornir Press. $19.99. paper (442p), ISBN 979-82-238-1559-4; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 979-82-238-5561-3

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This is a prequel to Washington Irving’s “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and a Headless Horseman origin story.

The Relaxists

Alton Spencer. Elowah Press. $18.99 paper (288p), ISBN 979-82-18-00806-2; $9.49 e-book, ASIN B0C49Q4TTK

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Edward Slowbe embarks on an effort to challenge the current paradigm and to promote a new model for conceptualizing the human being.

Scrapes, Burns and Twisted Turns

Glen McMahan. Redemption Press. $14.99 paper (124p), ISBN 978-1-64645-710-6; $8.99 e-book, ASIN B0BGJQTJKC


Ten short stories feature ordinary people in extraordinary situations.

The Streamlined Locomotive

Stephen Lloyd Auslender. Page Publishing. $14.95 paper (216p), ISBN 978-1-64462-100-4; $9.49 e-book, ASIN B08PG38N5R


The main character, Theopolis P. Bezelbottom, is the scion of a wealthy family of old-fashioned robber barons and leaders of industry.

To the Manor Born

Matthew Speiser. Black Rose Writing. $22.95 paper (336p), ISBN 978-168513-273-6; $17.46 audio (9 hrs., 39 mins.), ASIN B0CBVXTYRN

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The modern day: the Confederate States of America stretches from Richmond to Los Angeles. Slavery is legal. Those who endure it fight in fierce pursuit of liberty.

The Two: The Faith that Kills

Gabriel Aidan Faulkner. Kobo. $9.99 e-book, 123-0006629007


Death brings Daniel to the place his parents fled, plunging him into conflict as he learns of the tragedies and horrors of the past. His life shall never be the same again. The first 50 people to email the author will receive a free PDF copy of the novel.


Modern American Haiku

Robb Hasencamp, illus. by Phillippa Francq. Christian Faith Publishing. $16.95 paper (62p), ISBN 978-1-63903-646-2; $8.49 e-book, ASIN B0BFBMRBYG


Modern American haiku is both elusive and enchanting. It is a beautiful art form that invites the reader into the mysteries of nature and poignant flashes of deeper everyday life.


Christina Trezevant McGriff. Christina Trezevant McGriff. $4.75 paper (102p), ISBN 979-86-85668-46-2; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B08JKJWJYP


This book of poems captures two epic pandemics polarizing the U.S.

Tales of a Traveler in Poetry and Prose: Along the Road Before Me

Brion K Hanks. Outskirts Press. $19.95 paper (210p), ISBN 978-1-977250-19-3; $9.95 e-book, ASIN B09PPKLRXH

Inspirational poetry and prose regarding love and loss: love poems, poems dealing with death and dying, and a nine-page essay.

Yoked with Christ (Poet’s Heart God’s Gift #1)

Pamela KC Hollrah-Asleson. Pamela KC Hollrah-Asleson. $24.99 (78p), ISBN 979-83-7924-785-0; $19.99 paper (78p), ISBN 978-1-975914-55-4


This poem was written by God through the author’s life and trials. Having struggled with inadequacy and depression, her life hopes and her lifeline was Christ. Her verses: Hebrews 13:5–6.


Breaking Backbones: From Chaos to Order

Deb Radcliff. Archway Publishing. $20.99 paper (290p), ISBN 978-1-66574-725-7

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Cy and Ying are locked in a love triangle, while their respective governments try to exploit them for their access to a powerful AI named Telos.

A Dagger Among Friends (Harvest Falls Mysteries #1)

Craig Comer. Copper Pot Books. $11.99 paper (342p), ISBN 979-89-88695-11-0; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-88695-12-7


When murder comes to Harvest Falls, amateur sleuths abound. But the killer’s game pits friend against friend, and everyone’s in danger of a final turn.

Deadly Sands

Josh Adam. Josh Adam. $13.99 paper (296p), ISBN 979-82-18-21701-3

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The black flags of ISIS are returning. Their goal is to take back what they believe to be theirs.


Patricia Boomsma. Bedazzled Ink Publishing Co. $17.95 paper (174p), ISBN 978-1-960373-12-0; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B0CG7GK9G3

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When a young Native American woman goes missing, the local police are slow to act, and her mother and tribe are hampered by jurisdictional conflicts and the prejudices of their neighbors.

Guidance to Death

Daniel V. Meier Jr. BQB Publishing. $18.95 paper (280p), ISBN 978-88-86330-02-2; $8.99 e-book, ASIN B0C331SKYX


A private jet crashes shortly after takeoff. The National Transportation Safety Board says it was an accident. The victim’s wife says it was murder. Frank Adams, aviation investigator, will find out.

Just Like Majick

D.L. Yoder. D.L. Yoder. $9.95 paper (210p), ISBN 979-8-39285544-5; $1.25 e-book, ASIN B0C3T7KKG1


A strange break-in at Tiffany’s Trash and Treasure sends Magdalena Majick down a curious path of discovery in this cozy mystery.

Li Jun: A Tommy Keane Novel

Travis Myers and Natasha Myers Marsiguerra. Bully Press. $23.99 (244p), ISBN 979-89-89011-90-2; $12.95 paper (296p), ISBN 978-1-73433-709-9

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Her body was found hanging over a wrought iron fence. Tommy makes a promise to find the answer. It turns out to be one of the most dangerous commitments of his career.

The Palisades

Gail Lynn Hanson. Slippery Fish Press. $16.95 paper (352p), ISBN 979-89-88287-40-7; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-88287-41-4

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A psycho-suspense novel in which two women develop a peculiar relationship amid a miasma of Ruth’s disturbing memories and Dorothy’s pervasive delusions of old Hollywood.

Things Left Undone: A Mystery

Anne Lovett. Words of Passion. $14.99 paper (412p), ISBN 978-1-958904-09-1; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B0CJG2QBQ6


An abused drama teacher with a disabled daughter finds a compassionate friend dead, and she must find his killer with the help of a quirky PI.

Tragedy in Tahoe (Rylie Sunderland Mysteries #1)

Rachele Baker. Fleur de Soleil Books. $7.95 paper (302p), ISBN 978-1-962167-00-0; 99¢ e-book, ISBN 978-1-962167-01-7


Veterinarian Rylie Sunderland thinks her future is comfortably mapped out until everything in her life implodes and she becomes a suspect in a murder investigation.


Ark of the Apocalypse

Tobin Marks. Boyle and Dalton. $14.99 paper (428p), ISBN 978-1-63337-237-5; $7.99 e-book, ASIN B08YP9KKRG


Humanity needs a new planet. As Earth deteriorates, the nation-states desperately work together to build a mechanism for recolonization. Magellan II is born, the first starship capable of interstellar travel.

Cities in Orbit and the End Is Near

Ronald J. Fischer. Fulton Books. $10.29 paper (166p), ISBN 978-1-63985-968-9; $9.49 e-book, ASIN B0BCR5M15Z

In the late 21st century, the world had neglected to pay enough attention to climate change and was in bad shape.

Critical Habitat

Terrence King. Penguins & Ducks Press. $23.99 (268p), ISBN 979-89-88120-92-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-88120-90-2

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As a devastated world recovers from war and plight, an unlikely heroine emerges to rescue distressed rebels from a rogue general trying to steal the only known honeybees.

Deadfall Mall

Michael Nohe. Michael Nohe. $12.99 paper (234p), ISBN 979-88-6140-965-0; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B0CJ3GG6X6


Thirteen people were in a mall on Halloween. Nine bodies were found the next day. Evil isn’t always what you expect or where you expect it to be.

Hail Infernal World (The Hellfire Saga #1)

Rick Ferguson. Phabulousity Press. $18.99 paper (474p), ISBN 978-1-73256-626-2; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73256-625-5


Can a shattered soldier brave the fires of Hell to save an innocent soul?

How to Fix a Flubbed Summon

L.N. Clarke. Naughtobelus Books. $15.99 paper (342p), ISBN 979-89-86246-60-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-86246-63-5

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Lonely apothecary Growina Crowe makes a mess of her town when she attempts to summon an otherworldly companion.

Year of the Four Emperors

K.A. Khan. FriesenPress. $21.99 paper (258p), ISBN 978-1-03-917903-5; $10.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-03-917905-9

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Following the death of Severus Valentinian, the empire of Kristianborg needs a new emperor. Severus has four sons, each born by a different consort: Commodus, Leo, Andronikos, and Zeno.


In the Shadow of a Hoax (Fareview Fairytales #2)

Maci Aurora. Mixed Plate Press. $17.99 paper (544p), ISBN 979-89-85032-54-3; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-85032-55-0

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A woman on the run. A prince in disguise. Both must face their fears to discover the truth about love.

New River Vanity: The Love and Adventures of Calamity Vanity

Tami Noftz. Barrett Ault Publishing. $22.50 (284p), ISBN 979-89-89036-42-4; $15.99 paper, ISBN 979-89-89036-41-7


This is a bittersweet, clean romance not only about love but the sacrifices we make for it, and it explores how sometimes fate and coincidence play significant roles in our journey through life.

Saving Christ: Starway Seven

Francis T. Perry Williams. Dorrance. $19.99 paper (382p), ISBN 979-8-8860-4141-8; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-8860-4944-2

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A modern-day woman is sent back in time to be with Jesus during the last seven days of his life. Jesus and this woman ultimately fall in a pure and deep love.

The Taverner’s Son

Leslie Park Lynn. Clear Road Publishing. $15.99 paper (286p), ISBN 979-89-88930-60-0; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-88930-62-4

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A young screenwriter returns home and struggles with the mysterious circumstances surrounding his mother’s death and a budding romance with a childhood friend.


2024. . . Your Year of More: Plan Your Goals and Invest Your Efforts

Noah William Smith. Noah William Smith.99¢ e-book, ASIN B0CF63FZB4

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Smith’s new digital book provides insights, thought-provoking questions, and self-reflective exercises. Is it time to take your life to the next level?

The Birth of a Radical

Clifton Reive Whitley Jr. Page Publishing. $11.81 paper (156p), ISBN 978-1-64350-044-7; $8.31 e-book, ASIN B08NFPZSQL


The author traces his development through a long chain of experiences ranging from being a semi-handicapped child to a combat hero with triple Bronze Stars.

The Book of Change

Richard H. Carson. Carson & Associates. $17.99 paper (342p), ISBN 978-0-57897397-5; $7.99 e-book, ASIN B0C37VP3GS


Carson sets forth the first doctorate-level, systematic meta-analysis of the seven decades of both the historical and the published organizational change management models.

The Bubble that Broke the Bank: Survival Strategies for Navigating the Real Estate Crash, 2008–2026

Charles S. Herrera. Grand Empire Books. $24.95 (200p), ISBN 979-89-88320-90-6; $19.96 paper, ISBN 979-89-88320-91-3

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The book delves into the intricate details of an unprecedented financial collapse and its far-reaching sequences.

Complete Guide for Infant Feeding: Grow Healthily and Happily

Nelson Spinetti. BookBaby. $99.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66787-621-4

This book educates parents and caregivers and provides guidelines to calculate baby’s physiological stomach size for proper growth, hydration, nutrition, and to prevent gastroesophageal reflux and more.

The Dog Life Coach: Lessons in Love and Life

Alison Hatton. Alison Hatton. $6.99 paper (144p), ASIN B0CFZVXPRB; $1.99 e-book, ASIN B0CG4SH1F4


Dogs possess incredible qualities that can inspire and guide us from a place of simply surviving to thriving.

Dream Maker

Henrietta Dixon-Collier. Christian Faith. $13.95 paper (92p), ISBN 978-1-63961-800-2; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B0BJFQ65KP


Everyone’s talent, or gift, is necessary, no matter age, color, gender, or education level. One person’s dream comes true in this book due to the actions of another.

Eat, Fuck, (Write About) Murder

Gina Tron. Vegetarian Alcoholic Press. $18.99 paper (242p), ISBN 978-1-95205552-2

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A crime writer flies to Sicily to mourn a breakup with a boyfriend and a literary agent.

Europe with Two Kids and a Van: Travel Memoir and Guide (50th anniversary Ed.)

Sher Davidson. LaPage Press. $17.99 paper (270p), ISBN 979-89-88671-70-1; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-88671-71-8

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Both memoir and how-to guide, this book is filled with stories of a family’s travel adventures camping in 10 European countries.

Extraordinary You: How to Claim Extraordinary Happiness Amid the Most Ordinary Places in Life

Agnes Oh. Agnes Oh. $20.02 (92p), ISBN 979-83-909389-0-4; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B01N4J1VH6


This book reveals what it means to be happy and how we can survive the essence of who we are in the simplest ways.

Fiercely Joyful:11 Keys to Living Authentically & Creating a Life You Love

Natasha Craig Durkins. Manuscripts Press. $19.99 paper (226p), ISBN 979-88-89267-66-9; $8.99 e-book, ISBN 979-88-89267-67-6

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Being fiercely joyful is having happiness, freedom, fulfillment, and peace from choosing to be the version of you that aligns with your purpose. This books inspires and shows you how.

Happy AF: Simple Strategies to Get Unstuck, Bounce Back, and Live Your Best Life

Beth Romero. She Writes Press. $17.95 paper (264p), ISBN 978-1-64742-589-0; $8.49 e-book, ASIN B0BQDSP1GN

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Happiness junkie Romero provides an uplifting guide to choosing happiness through easy-to-follow exercises, teaching readers to maximize their potential and live their best life.

Hurdles: Surviving Difficult Times

Ric Vandett. $14.95 paper (94p), ISBN 978-1-63784-051-1; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B0BZR417NJ


With a common sense approach to identifying obstacles people face as they pursue happiness, this book tells how to overcome those obstacles. Using analogies, humor, and personal experiences both tragic and uplifting, Vandett provides a thought-provoking guide to personal growth and happiness.

July in August

Maryjo Paradis-Smith. Maryjo Paradis-Smith. $9.99 paper (288p), ISBN 978-0-578-71477-6


Twelve-year-old July Krativitz lives in Maplewood, N.H., with her adorable two-year-old brother and her drug-addicted mother. July’s life is complicated. Her mother is often too stoned to care.

Losing Dad, Paranoid Schizophrenia: A Family’s Search for Hope (10th Anniversary Ed.)

Amanda LaPera. Adamo Press. $19.99 paper (340p), ISBN 978-0-9862471-3-2; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9862471-4-9

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How does a 53-year-old dad develop paranoid schizophrenia? The question puzzles Joseph’s family when he descends into madness, traverses the world as a prophet of God, and then disappears.

Tough and Competent: Leadership and Team Chemistry

Eugene F. Kranz. Gatekeeper Press. $29.99 (424p), ISBN 978-1-66293-330-1; $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66293-331-8

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Tiger Team leader who returned Apollo 13 safely, Kranz depicts forming NASA mission operations into a dynasty that thrives in the complex field of spaceflight.

Unstick Your Mind: Shift Your Mindset, Develop Grit & Break Barriers

Mimika Cooney. Mimika Media. $32.99 (188p), ISBN 979-89-87394-92-2; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-87394-90-8

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Discover the secret that elite athletes, CEOs, and high achievers use to shift their mindset and develop grit to break through any barrier.


Seed of Simon

Michael Goings. Glasslink Solutions. $24.99 (448p), ISBN 978-1-08-808719-0; $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-08-808701-5


A young African American man has a recurring dream of the trail of suffering of Christ.

You Are Not Perfect the Way You Are: 11 Keys to Master Your Life

Dave Lanyon. Dave Lanyon. $49.99 (250p), ISBN 978-1-73871-750-7

This is a compilation of practical, actionable steps people can take in their lives to better understand themselves, using the wisdom of Hermetics.


The Adventures of Little Skippy

Sonnie White. ReadersMagnet. $25.98 (52p), ISBN 978-1-956780-08-6; $10.68 paper, ISBN 978-1-956780-07-9


Skippy is a mule deer fawn. When a terrible winter storm hits, his mother is concerned for Skippy’s well-being. With photographs of mountain animals.

Antarctica Endangered

Suzanne Vlamis. Ink Start Media. $125 paper (90p), ISBN 978-0-57849995-6

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Color photographs accompany text about Antarctica’s endangered species and natural habitats, focusing on appreciation to raise awareness and advocacy for Antarctica.

Baby Baby Baby: In the Car

Jodi Dee, co-illus. by Sogand Seydjoo. Jodi Dee Publishing. $7.99 (16p), ISBN 978-1-73620-935-6

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As Baby cries, Mommy tries and tries to figure out why. Sometimes even a short car ride can be a challenge. Mommy tries everything, until baby finally falls asleep.

The Beauty of a Spiral

Beth Maddaleni. Ponderlit Press. $25.99 (304p), ISBN 979-89-88116-62-2; $17.99 paper, ISBN 979-89-88116-60-8

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Madz Monroe quits figure skating, only to face a medical apocalypse that opens her eyes to a world of suffering and unsung heroes and forces her to rediscover herself and her purpose.

Brain Juice

Michelle Urra, illus. by Wathmi de Zoysa. Michelle Urra. $9.95 paper (24p), ISBN 979-89-88857-20-4; $4.95 e-book, ASIN B0CGMRYS54


Being a zombie can be tough. The typical zombie diet isn’t always appealing. A new zombie girl discovers a different way to follow the zombie diet.

Bright Midnights

L.S. Delorme. Limerent Publishing. $16.99 paper (416p), ISBN 979-89-87488-02-7; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-87488-03-4

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Seventeen-year-old Amelie lives in a world where one misstep can lead to possession, rape, or explosion.

Coloring the Rainbow: A Story About the Power of Connection

Catherine Rose, illus. by Jeffery Dale. Beaver’s Pond Press. $24.95 (32p), ISBN 978-1-64343-637-1

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Magic is created when the unique talents of a diverse group of children are shared in a colorful adventure.

Desert Friends: Travels with the Pack

Linda Harkey, illus. by Mike Minick. Story Monsters Press. $14.95 paper (45p), ISBN 978-1-58985296-9; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0CH8K8MPQ


Authentic desert adventures intertwine friendship, courage, unity, and individuality.

Don’t Be Mean to 13

Douglas Harris, illus. by YipJar. Label Free Publishing. $14.95 (24p), ISBN 978-1-952843-13-6; $9.95 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-952843-14-3

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The book explores the ancient roots of popular superstitions while encouraging children to use evidence-based, critical thinking with our friend Thirteen.

Freckles Finds a Forever Home

Renee’ Servello. ReadersMagnet. $23.99 (48p), ISBN 978-1-960629-02-9; $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-959761-54-9


A little rabbit wants a real family and home.

I Love You 10! Love that Counts

Ruth Baird. Dandelion Seed Entertainment. $22.99 (32p), ISBN 978-1-961517-01-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-961517-03-5

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On the day of a fun family party, a child wants to find 10 kinds of love, one for each finger, before night comes.

Imagine Song: A Story About the Kindred Connection Between a Child, an Instrument, and an Imagination

Melissa Campesi, illus. by Jane R. Shore. ReadersMagnet. $14.99 paper (22p), ISBN 978-1-959165-60-6; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0BJ7V138H


A heartfelt story about a young girl named Melody who has been awakened by the gift of songwriting.

The Last Football Player

John Blossom. John Blossom. $10.99 paper (316p), ISBN 978-0-9996156-1-4; $5.99 e-book, ASIN B0C51S78N3

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Dude’s dad bans football, and Dude is bummed. Can his teen techie friends come to the rescue? The story explores creativity, AI, and bot technology. What will football be like in the near future?

Little Mountain, Big Trouble

Chris Norbury. CSN Press. $12.95 paper (232p), ISBN 979-8-987637-60-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-987637-61-6, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

An inspirational story about a young boy with a big dream and the courage to chase that dream no matter the obstacles.

Making Way: Sailing into the Revolutionary Storm

Dick Farkas, illus. by M.A. Papanek-Miller. Stepsister Press. $20.99 paper (372p), ISBN 979-89-86866-21-5

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For a group of young characters, life is simply a sequence of daily challenges that unfold one at a time as they search for their place in turbulent times.

Monkey-House Mouse and the Storytime Zoo

Terri Tatchell, illus. by Tina Perko. Fielding House Press. $10.99 paper (32p), ISBN 978-1-73896-360-7; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73896-362-1

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As the zoo’s resident storyteller, Mouse entertains her animal friends with tales from the outside world.

Mr. Daisy: A Low Fantasy Slice of Life Novel

M. Vattic. M. Vattic. $9.99 paper (282p), ISBN 979-8-388793-51-5; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0BZVBL21N


A giant, buff substitute teacher with a talking godlike flower growing out of his head comes to a town where he teaches others and learns to forgive himself for his sister’s death.

Our Lives in Between

Billie Kowalewski. Billie Kowalewski. $28.99 (284p), ISBN 979-8-218-23852-0; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0CG2NM76R

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Imagine waking up to discover that the life you thought was real never was. That your real life is actually lived somewhere else, and the love you thought was lost will go on forever.

Pancake the Cat: From Funny to Fearless

James Coleman, illus. by Lucy Pirogova. Little Bird Holding Co. $19.99 (32p), ISBN 979-8-218-26740-7; $10.49 paper, ISBN 979-8-8546-0138-2

Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ThriftBooks

Pancake the cat eats so many pancakes that he starts to resemble one. Teased for his looks, he showcases that real bravery is in the heart, not appearance. A tale of courage and kindness.

The Ring Academy: The Trials of Imogene Sol

C.L. Walters. Mixed Plate Press. $15.95 paper (328p), ISBN 979-8-985032-56-7; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-985032-57-4

Amazon, Barnes & Noble,, Powell’s, Waterstones

Imogene Sol is in a race against the clock to discover who’s trying to ruin her life, but whom can she trust?

Rosa and Mee: An Inner-City Cinderella Story

Benjamin Goldstein. Filmus. $16.99 (102p), ISBN 979-8988192-51-0; $9.99 paper, ISBN 979-8988192-50-3


A mystery action-adventure sci-fi novella about family, friendship, bravery, and overcoming adversity. Recommended for middle-graders, teens, and up.

The Secret Life of Bears

Joann Slead, illus. by Mohamed Daamouche. Xlibris. $22.99 (32p), ISBN 978-1-66985-596-5; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66985-597-2


This story shows children who Jesus is by depicting him as the most lovey-dovey Papa Bear ever.

The Snow Monster

Jodi Dee, co-illus. by Chandrani Das. Jodi Dee Publishing. $17.99 (42p), ISBN 978-1-73620-939-4

APG Distribution, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IngramSpark, Target, Walmart

As Amia blows out the candles on her ninth birthday, she closes her eyes and makes a wish. But when her wish comes true in a way no one could predict, it turns out to be a curse.

Tiger Cartoons

William Fortenbaugh. Authors Tranquility Press. $30.99 paper (206p), ISBN 978-1-959930-78-5


A collection featuring tigers. The author was inspired by a tiger mascot when he attended Princeton University as an undergraduate.

Who’s in Your Cloud?

DeAnn Martin. Trilogy Christian Publishing. $14.39 paper (34p), ISBN 978-1-68556-773-6; $8.49 e-book, ASIN B0BLM8F5K3


Zoe Grace, Lily Hope, and Rosie Faith are sisters on a mission that leads to a mysterious discovery in this rhyming story.

A version of this article appeared in the 10/23/2023 issue of Publishers Weekly under the headline: New Titles from Self-Publishers