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Victor Swatsek
I have now published eleven (11) books, with the latest being THE CHATEAU. All of which can be purchased through or purchase a signed copy through my website
I also have a special Fathers Day Special purchase of all eleven of my books for a special reduced price of $100.00 This included packing and shipping costs. I surprisingly sold my first fifty sets within a week and had to reorder quickly. Now I am down to just 25 sets left.  Prices are good until June 30.

Barbara B. Appelbaum
proudly announces the publishing of her newest book, Be Your Own Superhero: A Road Map to Resilience when Faced with Chronic Dis-ease. In this empowering book, she reveals simple strategies that will enhance your capacity to create a meaningful and purposeful life, even if you suffer from chronic disease or chronic stress. It is available for sale on Amazon.

Patty Farmer
is very excited to report that her latest book--Playboy Laughs--has won a Silver IPPY Award for popular culture. Publisher: Beaufort Books, available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon and book stores everywhere.

Laura Dobbins and Lucinda Sue Crosby
proudly announce their newest book, "Why Does Pookie Love Her Terrier Life?" This rhyming/illustrated story, released in February of 2018, is Book 2 of the award winning Silly Puppy Series and is recommended for ages 3-8.
When you give reading, you give the world! (tm)
Why does Pookie Love Her Terrier Life?: Book Two: "Silly" Puppy Series for Ages 4 to 8 years old

JoAnne Lake and Jim Misko
Book Discussion and Exchange March 3, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
JoAnne Lake’s House 81865 Rustic Canyon Drive, La Quinta, CA
Come meet Author James Misko and My Seattle Book Club.
Save the date and enjoy, “The Path of the Wind” by James Misko. Come prepared to discuss the book and meet the Author. There will also be a book exchange.

Lucinda Sue Crosby
1) March 2018: Press corps member for BNP Paribas Open
2) Current ongoing: Restaurant writer for Desert Entertainer Magazine; monthly; four profiles per issue
Dec, 2017: Desert Sun OP/ED regarding tribal participation in water conservation Desert Sun letter: Wise use of water resources should unite us
2017 Palm Springs Magazine ARTS issue: bio/PR piece about the work of multi-award winning painter Robert R. Bradshaw

1/25/18 Trudy Triumph
book signing 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. ART IS, Inc. Gallery at the Westfield Mall! (Main level next to Macy's)

1/27/18 Donna Fitzgerald
book readings 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ART IS, Inc. Gallery at the Westfield Mall! (Main level next to Macy's)

Mandy Evans recently taught a sold out Breakout Coach Training in the Netherlands. Many of the coaches shared dreams of writing and book tours. For more about her work visit her Amazon Author Page

Maryann Ridini Spencer has released her new book "Lady in the Window”, available at Barnes & Noble

Military Historian Charles D. Carter has a new book "Nuclear Birds in the Everglades, 2nd Missile Battalion Nike Hercules 52nd Air Defense Artilery". Available on AmazonHe has compiled the history of how the United States and the USSR were the closest the world has come to nuclear annihilation.

Dr, Judi Hollis recently presented on "How Recovery in OA is Different From Recovery in AA" at the Betty Ford Center Awareness Hour. The free presentation is available online at:

Mann and Lynn Centeno have a new book All Ways A Woman available on Amazon. A great gift idea for the woman in your life!

Vickie Y. Mabry-Height, M.D., M.P.H.,F.A.C.P. has released her book White Coat Secrets; Still Standing A Doctor's Story. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Victor O. Swatsek has released his eighth book, The Italian Illusion. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. email:

Captain Paul Lobo's new book Crossing the Bar was voted top ten non-fiction nautical books of the year by gcaptain, the world's widest read nautical blog.  Available on Amazon and Barnes &

Dr. Ronni Sanlo's new young adult book is entitled The Soldier, the Avatar, and the Holocaust: WWII Germany, Jan.-May, 1945. Beth, 17, time-travels back to 1945 to accompany her 19-year-old Jewish great-grandfather through the last five months of WWII. As a result, Beth discovers the insidiousness of hate and the power of love. Available on Amazon.

Judith L. Butler spoke at the International Hemingway conference in July in Oak Park (near Chicago) on her great Aunt Nevada Butler & her husband Leicester Campbell Hall (Ernest Hemingway's Uncle). Her first book Nevada Belle & the Forgotten Women of the West honored her Great Aunt ( who lived a remarkable life in the early 1900's.

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