A bestselling novelist’s real-life harrowing account of confronting coronavirus on the Diamond Princess, off the coast of Japan, the successful campaign to get Americans released and the subsequent 14 days quarantine on a military base in the US. (Post Hill Press,Fall 2020, World English language rights).
Echofrost, Shysong, and all of Storm Herd are finally free, but their freedom came with a price. Sandwen Rider Rahkki Stormrunner has been captured by the Gorlan giants, who are quickly losing their patience with the Fifth Clan. With Rahkki in grave danger, Storm Herd must join forces with the humans they have long feared to save him.
And as sweeping monsoon rains threaten to ravage the region, enemies and friends, tame steeds and wild, will have to engage in one final battle to decide the fate of all three groups—the Sandwens, the giants, and the pegasi.
“The U.S. loves its creation myths, and this mythmaking, myth-breaking history gives us a new character, Stephen Hopkins… Though Hopkins and those like him left few records, Kelly fleshes out the available glimpses with a vivid, detailed description of the settlement and its English and Native American contexts…Kelly’s dynamic narrative brings Jamestown to life and shows how history reflects the present as well as the past.” ―starred review, Booklist
We all know the great American origin story. It begins with an exodus. Fleeing religious persecution, the hardworking, pious Pilgrims thrived in the wilds of New England, where they built their fabled city on a hill. Legend goes that the colony in Jamestown was a false start, offering a cautionary tale. Lazy louts hunted gold till they starved, and the shiftless settlers had to be rescued by English food and the hard discipline of martial law.
Neither story is true. In Marooned, Joseph Kelly reexamines the history of Jamestown and comes to a radically different and decidedly American interpretation of these first Virginians.
In this gripping account of shipwrecks and mutiny in America’s earliest settlements, Kelly argues that the colonists at Jamestown were literally and figuratively marooned, cut loose from civilization, and cast into the wilderness. The British caste system meant little on this frontier: those who wanted to survive had to learn to work and fight and intermingle with the nearby native populations. Ten years before the Mayflower Compact and decades before Hobbes and Locke, they invented the idea of government by the people. 150 years before Jefferson, they discovered the truth that all men were equal.
The epic origin of America was not an exodus and a fledgling theocracy. It is a tale of shipwrecked castaways of all classes marooned in the wilderness fending for themselves in any way they could—a story that illuminates who we are today.
Caroline Welch is CEO of Mind Your Brain, Inc., based in Los Angeles. She is Co-Founder with Dr. Daniel J. Siegel of the Mindsight Institute whose mission is to promote the scientific understanding of well-being through online courses, workshops, books and lectures. She is also Co-Founder of PodOp, Inc., a startup in New York City. Caroline is a meditator, speaker, and currently writing her first book to be published in March 2020, titled The Gift of Presence: A Mindfulness Guide for Women (Tarcher Perigee/Penguin Random House).
Born on a working dairy farm, Caroline’s first trip out of Darien, Wisconsin was to Shiraz, Iran on a high school exchange program. That was the beginning of her love of travel and exploration which has included climbing Mount Kenya, teaching English in Japan for three years, and backpacking through 25 different countries. She was introduced to mindfulness meditation in 1978 while living in Japan.
Caroline is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School and holds a Masters in Communication Studies from the University of Southern California. She has practiced law for over 25 years, in various capacities including as a corporate litigator, in-house counsel at MGM, production attorney for the television show Judge Judy, and a mediator for the Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Caroline is an avid watercolorist and has two children. She lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband.
“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
“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.
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)
Today, for the cook in your life, we recommend Holly Herrick’s THE NEW CHARLESTON CHEF’S TABLE: Extraordinary Recipes from the Heart of the Old South (Globe Pequot). Holly is a Cordon Bleu-trained chef who resides in Charleston. In this beautiful cookbook, illustrated with color photographs throughout, she takes us into the best eateries in this mecca of food, and shares some of their best-loved recipes. One Amazon reader, Song Weaver, gives it 5 stars, saying: “I love this book. Everything is well done: writing, photos, recipes–all awesome.”