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24 April, 2019

LET THEM EAT PANCAKES: How I Survived Living in Paris Without Losing My Head, Craig Carlson

Owner and founder of the first American diner in Paris and author of Pancakes in Paris offers a second helping of more tales centered around the joys and challenges of living, working, eating, and loving in the City of Light. (Pegasus, World English, Summer 2020).


5 April, 2019

SEARCHING FOR MESSIAH, Barrie Wilson Ph.D.

A fascinating deep-dive into Old and New testament historiography, SEARCHING FOR MESSIAH will explore our misguided look for a “messiah” in Judeo-Christian tradition as well as our contemporary fascination with demagogues explaining how it is rooted in misconceptions the author reveals in theological traditions.  Author and historian Barrie Wilson, Ph.D is coauthor of LOST GOSPEL and author of HOW JESUS BECAME CHRISTIAN.   (Pegasus, September 2020, World Rights)


2 April, 2019

THE WEALTH CREATOR’S PLAYBOOK, John Christianson

The Wealth Creator’s Playbook offers critical insights and advice that will make life happier and more fulfilling for anyone climbing the ladder of success.” –Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times #1 Bestselling Author 

In THE WEALTH CREATOR’S PLAYBOOK:  Maximizing Your Return of Life and Money (Praeger, March 2019) an  adviser to many of today’s most successful wealth creators explains how to align your values with your wealth, including the ways in which it is earned, managed, and spent, to maximize both wealth and personal fulfillment.

The book:• Answers the call from the new crop of millionaires who are concerned not only with financial wealth but also with having a personally meaningful life

• Speaks directly to the needs of a new breed of wealth creators in one integrated volume

• Addresses the unique challenges that come with rapidly building assets from the dual perspectives of practical financial management and personal fulfillment

• Provides the services of a life coach to wealthy readers, allowing them to reap some of the same benefits as the author’s many successful and happy clients

Endorsements:

“John Christianson’s ‘playbook’ for wealth creators is an eminently practical and enlightened guide to understanding our relationship to money, the relationship of money to the many other things we value, and how all of these assets―or blessings―can be maximized for a life of true abundance and wealth.” (Whitney Johnson, Thinkers50 Management Thinker and Best-Selling Author of Build an A Team and Disrupt Yourself)

The Wealth Creator’s Playbook will help you maximize your return on life and invest in what really matters: dreaming bigger than you thought was possible!” (Bob Goff, Founder of Love Does and New York Times Best-Selling Author of Love Does and Everybody Always)

“Because we’re all human, money can complicate our relationships, consume our focus and even derail our happiness. John Christianson is on a mission to help wealth creators ask and answer the question, ‘What’s my life for?’ The answers in this guide, a money book with tremendous heart, will help you maximize your wealth and your life.” (Howard Behar, Former President, Starbucks Coffee Company North America and Starbucks Coffee International, and Author of It’s Not About the Coffee and The Magic Cup)

About the Author: John Christianson is founder and CEO of Highland Private Wealth Management, a boutique financial life management company in Bellevue, Washington.

 


26 March, 2019

RIDERS OF THE REALM #2: THROUGH THE UNTAMED SKY, Jennifer Lynn Alvarez

The second book in a thrilling fantasy adventure trilogy that SLJ called “perfect for fans of Erin Hunter’s Warriors series,” from the author of the Guardian Herd series.

After winning the wild Pegasus mare named Echofrost in a contest, Rahkki Stormrunner is officially a rider in the Sky Guard army. Rahkki is terrified of heights though, and Echofrost doesn’t want to be tamed. But with Echofrost’s herd captured by the giants and a fierce battle on the horizon, the duo will have to conquer their fears if they want to fly with the army and free the herd.

Meanwhile, back in his village, Rahkki learns of a growing rebellion to overthrow Queen Lilliam. Unfortunately, she suspects Rahkki’s behind it, and she places him under intense watch.

As Rahkki and Echofrost escape to Mount Crim to save Storm Herd, Rahkki worries that the greatest danger may not come from the impending battle against the giants, but from within his own clan.


25 March, 2019

MANIPULATED: Inside the Global War to Hijack Elections and Distort the Truth, Theresa Payton

A chilling analysis of the many ways Americans are being manipulated and divided by an array of increasingly sophisticated tools, including election hacking, “deepfake” videos, AI bots and more. Payton lays out how to protect our democracy from these threats from bad actors (including foreign governments) on an individual and national level.  Theresa Payton is the former CIO (Chief Information Officer) for the White House and CEO of Fortalice, a cybersecurity firm. (Rowman, Spring 2020, World exclusive of Japan, Korea, Mainland China, Taiwan)


19 March, 2019

LIVING WITH A GREEN HEART, Gay Browne

“If you want one of the shortest, fastest routes to getting toxic chemicals out of your life, get behind the wheel of Gay Browne’s Living with a Green Heart and you’ll get there in no time flat.”
—Ken Cook, President, Environmental Working Group

In an increasingly toxic world, the paths to environmental health and personal well-being run parallel. The journey begins with a few small steps.
Is the damage we’re doing to our planet literally leaving you sick, sore, and gasping for air? Want to take back our inalienable rights to clean air, clean water, and healthy food? In this quietly revolutionary book, LIVING WITH A GREEN HEART: How to Keep Your Body, Your Home, and the Planet Healthy in a Toxic World (Kensington, March 2019) environmental pioneer and founder of Greenopia, Gay Browne, shares a roadmap for making incremental changes that will not only transform your life, but heal the world we share.

From the home to the office, from the foods we eat to the clothes we wear, here are actions you can take today that will improve your Personal Environmental Health, and help you stop feeling overwhelmed, reduce illness, improve sleep, mood, and focus, and start making a difference, including:

*Make conscious choices when shopping, and support companies with good environmental stewardship and healthy products.

*Test your water for harmful chemicals, install an affordable water filtration system, and reduce your water use by utilizing water more efficiently.

*Work with your doctor to create a personal plan for detoxing your body.

*Use only non-toxic and organic household products, and choose organic, eco-friendly fabrics made by sustainable and fair trade certified companies.

*Choose the method of transportation that makes the lightest carbon footprint.

With these and many other actions, Gay Browne’s work has taught her that even the smallest change for the better, faithfully practiced, can have an immense positive impact on our minds, bodies, and spirits—not to mention the planet.

Gay Browne is the world’s first and only personal environmental therapist and is the founder of Greenopia, a company dedicated to achieving personal and community environmental health through small and large habit and behavioral adjustments. Greenopia is a comprehensive bestselling series of city by city guidebooks listing local eco-friendly resources. Greenopia Los Angeles was a Los Angeles Timesbestseller.

In 1994, even before the U.S. Green Building Council established the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) guidelines for environmental building verification, Gay set out to create what she calls “an optimal personal environmental health space.” She began designing and constructing the first completely environmentally responsible home of its kind. Once completed, it was featured on the cover of the Los Angeles Times Home Section.


5 March, 2019

OTHERWISE ENGAGED, Lindsey J. Palmer

“Perfect for fans of Emily Giffin and Elin Hilderbrand.” –Library Journal

“An excellent read, best enjoyed with a good glass of wine.” –Booklist

“Fun and consistently satisfying.” –Publishers Weekly

Life is sweet for New Yorkers Molly and Gabe: They’re young, in love, and newly engaged.But when Gabe sells his first novel–a thinly-veiled retelling of his wild love affair with ex-girlfriend Talia–and it becomes a national sensation, Molly can’t help but feel like the third wheel. To make matters worse, Talia reappears in Gabe’s life, eager to capitalize on the book’s success and to rekindle what she had with Gabe… at least, that’s how it seems to Molly. But even more concerning? Gabe doesn’t seem concerned at all. Instead, he’s delighting in his newfound fame and success.

Jealous, paranoid, and increasingly desperate, Molly starts to spin out of control. Her social life, work life, and love life all go to pieces. As fact and fiction, and past and present, begin to blur, Molly realizes the only way out of this downward spiral is to fight her way back up. But what–if anything–will be left of her life and her relationship when she arrives?

Perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Jennifer Weiner, OTHERWISE ENGAGED (Skyhorse, February 2019)n explores the life we seek when the life we have… suddenly goes down the drain.

Lindsey J. Palmer worked as Features Editor at Self and previously at Redbook and Glamour before turning to fiction. Her novels, Pretty in Ink and If We Lived Here were both published by Kensington. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she earned a Master of the Arts in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and taught high school English.  Nowadays, she’s a scriptwriter at BrainPOP, an animated educational site for kids. Lindsey lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and daughter. Visit her at lindseyjpalmer.com and facebook.com/lindseyjpalmerauthor.

 

 

 

 

 


12 February, 2019

LILITH’S CHILDREN (Wild Women #2), Rachel Pudelek

The battle raging between the Wild Women of Seattle and the Hunters has sparked a war. But will either side survive the new threat that lurks in the shadows?

Hunters are doubling down their efforts, putting Faline’s coterie on the run. But war waits for no woman, especially not a fugitive…

Faline’s plans for a surprise attack on an east coast Hunter complex hit a snag when succubi leader Marie calls in a favor and Faline has no choice but to answer.

What Faline uncovers is a hidden Portland underground and an elaborate scheme dripping with Marie’s cunning manipulation. Only, Marie isn’t the puppet-master and neither are the Hunters.

Something darker lurks under the city of Portland—and his appetite is unlikely to be satiated by words alone.

That hunger is growing…

But Marcus and his renegade friends would rather see it slit with their daggers than quenched.

Between old enemies and potential new, danger lives in every shadow, threatening not only Faline’s coterie this time, but everything she knows about her world.

And when their biggest allies in the war against the Hunters are captured, the Wild Women are left scrambling for support in the unlikeliest of places.

“Strong characters. Smart writing. The most fun I’ve had between the pages in a long time! Pudelek is not to be missed!” – New York Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins ★★★★★


12 February, 2019

HIGH TOGETHER: Cannabis for Couples, John Selby Th.D.

A guide for how to use cannabis safely as couples to promote intimacy and connection. Selby is a psychologist and couples counselor whose books have sold more than 700,000 copies worldwide. (Inner Traditions, Spring 2020, World Rights)


31 January, 2019

PURPOSE AND A PAYCHECK, Chris Farrell

Purpose and a Paycheck tells the compelling story of how a growing movement of older entrepreneurs and part-time workers are creating a stronger and more vibrant economy.

Whether you’re a corporate executive, business owner, policymaker, or moving into the later season of your career, the stakes for America’s aging population are high. People 65 and older will account for 20 percent of the population in 2030, up from 13 percent in 2000. Many prognosticators blame the aging population for the stagnating economy, citing that as more and more people retire, they will stop working as relatively fewer working people have to support growing numbers of dependent elderly. Purpose and a Paycheck (Harper Leadership, Feb 2019) debunks this line of thought by showing how a growing movement of elderly entrepreneurs and part time workers are creating conditions for a stronger and more vibrant economy.

Growing numbers of Americans are no longer retiring in the traditional sense. The numbers are striking and largely unappreciated. The labor force participation rate of men 60 years and over has risen nearly one-third from a low of 26 percent in 1996 to 35 percent in 2014. The comparable rate for women is from 15 percent to 25 percent. Even more impressive, 25.5 percent of new business ventures in 2016 were started by the 55-to-64-year-old age group, up from 14.8 percent in 1996. People in their 50s and 60s are launching new businesses at nearly twice the rate of people in their 20s.

America’s aging society and workforce is redefining work for all generations and is among the most significant long-term forces shaping the U.S. economy and society, alongside globalization, automation and climate change. Instead of an economic dead weight, America’s aging population holds the promise of getting back the economy mojo. Reframing aging will result in faster rates of economic growth and higher living standards for all of us in addition to a more fulfilling and financially secure second half of life for our aging population.

Chris Farrell is considered a leading expert on the trend toward working longer in the second half of life. He writes a biweekly column for Next Avenue, an online PBS magazine for the 50+ demographic, and hosts a Minnesota Public Radio program, Conversations on the Creative Economy, which is now entering its fifth season. He speaks across the country on the topic of unretirement.  Follow him on Twitter: @cfarrellecon