By Susan L. Krueger, Ed.D. with Reba Wells Grandrud, Ph.D.
Famous Sheriff John Slaughter’s young daughter, Addie, bravely travels from Texas to the Arizona-Mexico border, settling on the 1800s Slaughter Ranch. Along the way, her mother dies; she narrowly escapes a stagecoach robbery and murder; an earthquake destroys the ranch; her father's earlobe is shot off; and she meets Geronimo.
In addition to true, but gross, humorous, interesting and wacky stories and facts, Arizona Way Out West & Wacky makes reading about Arizona’s history fun through word searches, crossword puzzles, recipes, crafts and many other amusing activities.
While Arizona Way Out West & Wacky solicits children to write and color on its pages, Witty: Library Edition, has reconfigured activities and word games with no coloring pages, and it’s formatted as a chapter book. It’s ideal for libraries and schools, because its readers are entertained and educated, but not tempted to mark up the copy. Plus, it comes with a curriculum guide in the back of the book!
As Nora Jo Fades Away will make your heart and mind wrestle, as Cerasoli's does, with concepts like love vs. logic and Heaven & Hell. Dementia, Alzheimer's and related mental illnesses are not something a person can really "prepare" for. This story redefines the price a family is willing to pay for one of its members to hold onto dignity.
A tribute to family, friendship and forty-five years at summer camp, Campingly Yours paints a poignant picture of character, charisma and courage, lovingly nestled in America’s heartland. Punctuated with vivid imagery and laugh-out-loud humor, Thomas C. Adler’s moving memoir is a joyful, tender journey that is well worth the ride.
Cheery is a Chiricahua Leopard Frog. He starts as an egg in a pond, turns into a tadpole, and then into a frog. Dr. Elizabeth W. Davidson explains why Leopard Frogs and other amphibians might become extinct. Cheery: How a Lonely Frog Finds Friends tells children what can be done to save the frogs.
Dave Pratt, Behind the Mic: 30 Years in Radio is the life story of a small town boy who beat the odds to become the most prolific name in the history of Arizona radio. Over three decades, The Morning Mayor has been honored with over 100 awards, sold out arena and stadium concerts, topped ratings in three different formats, become one of the highest paid radio personalities in the nation, defeated cancer, and has raised millions of dollars for charity. More importantly, Dave has never forfeited his personal beliefs and has never sacrificed his personal character. The loyalty of his listeners and the love of his family have continued to be his driving force.
Don’t Throw Away Your Stick Till You Cross the River
By Vincent Beach
In his storied autobiography-Don't Throw Away Your Stick Till You Cross the River-written with the help of his wife Anni, Vincent Beach shares the intimate details of his inspiring life. An ordinary man by his own description, Vincent says he wrote it because he believes life stories provide an opportunity to better understand the complexities of human beings and the realities of every day living.
Inspired by 30 years of teaching, Excuse Me, Can You Repeat That? by Cathryn Cushner Edelstein provides essential information for international students to understand and be understood when communicating in the United States. Included are comments about personal experiences by international students who have studied in the U.S.
For the Record: A Personal Facts and Document Organizer
By Ricki Sue Pagano
We've all become frantic from time to time, searching for a document or some bit of
personal information that WE NEED RIGHT NOW! The examples are many: "When did
the doctor first give me this maintenance medication?" "What was the phone number of
my last employer?" "How many more payments are left on this loan?" "What's my
spouse's Social Security number?"
By Gigi Garner
Women are compassionate listeners who seem to know intuitively when to offer advice or merely a hand to hold or a shoulder to lean on. Author Gigi Garner has collected many of these intimate moments and compiled them into a book that offers tips on a variety of subjects for women everywhere.
Although the last new episode aired in 1975, fans everywhere are still watching reruns of Gunsmoke every day. With performer biographies, hundreds of photographs, episode logs, updates on surviving cast members, and interviews with the show's luminaries, GUNSMOKE: An American Institution will be a favorite for fans and historians alike.
Bryan Lambke was born in 1981 with Down syndrome, a disability that affects children in one of every 800-1,000 births. Bryan, with the help of his father Tom, has just authored I Just Am, a book that is both charming and disarming, one that offers an insight into his world.
Imagery, wisdom and humor punctuate Marge Graziano’s personal account of an elaborate home restoration project she undertook unexpectedly but accomplished with pure heart and soul. When she was introduced to the “Lady” of the Honeymoon Cottage, Marge never expected where this fantastic journey in historic Jerome, Arizona would lead.
In rhythmic verse, My Bonus Mom! Taking the Step out of Stepmom, shows children of divorced families that a positive attitude can lead to a happy outcome and spring open their hearts and minds to accept their own "bonus moms." It captures the mixed emotions that surge through young children as they deal with divorce and adjust to remarriage. The children work through their feelings of dismay, fear and anger, and grow to love dad's new wife, whom they come to think of as their "bonus mom." Twice the attention, twice the love, twice the fun and twice as many birthday presents! What's not to love?
Perfectly Amanda, Gunsmoke’s Miss Kitty: To Dodge and Beyond provides a chronological look into Amanda Blake’s life both on- and off-screen. As a fan of Gunsmoke’s Miss Kitty, author Beckey Burgoyne was more than happy to take on the task of writing Blake’s biography. However, this is more than just a typical biography. It’s a tale of strength, courage and compassion. It’s the story of a legendary character that sparked a generation of women to challenge conventional views on the traditional roles they were expected to play in society. Blake’s positive influence on young women can still be felt today.
Getting a book published is no easy task, but promoting it may be even harder. Linda F.
Radke's Promote Like a Pro: Small Budget, Big Show helps self-publishers (and other
entrepreneurs with projects to promote) reach the audiences that want their books.
Conrad demystifies the world of rattlesnakes and introduces children to such topics as who, when, and what rattlesnakes eat. He shows readers why rattlesnakes have rattles and what it means if you hear one. You will learn how the snakes’ forked tongues help them survive. The delightful and colorful illustrations of Nathaniel P. Jensen help bring the story alive.
For more than 50 years, “B” Westerns packed neighborhood theaters. Through extensive research and interviews with actors and their families, film historian Charlie LeSueur paints an all-encompassing portrait of this Western movie era with Riding the Hollywood Trail: Tales of the Silver Screen Cowboys. LeSueur brings Westerns and their cowboy stars to life!
"Bernie, you're the reason. You're the reason I came back home…" Although life's journey took him far from his childhood home, Rick D. Niece, Ph.D., never forgot the people he met and the lessons he learned as a young man growing up in picturesque DeGraff, Ohio, population 900. A small-town newspaper boy who became a lifelong educator himself, Dr. Niece was deeply touched by the endearing residents of DeGraff who shaped his youth-especially Bernie Jones. Confined to a wheelchair with severe cerebral palsy, Bernie became Rickie's friend, inspiration and superhero, opening a world of compassion, trust and adventure to them both.
Kim Malchuk’s husband, Mel, was taken by cancer during the height of their endearing romance. Devastated by the loss, she made the courageous choice to keep Tasting Rain despite her heartbreak. As a motivational coach/speaker, Kim shares her wisdom and wit in an inspirational memoir designed to help others live a life of self-awareness, authenticity and joy. Written in a free-flowing, embracing style, Tasting Rain provides a personal perspective on loss, healing and love. Having welcomed the power of positive thinking into her own life, Kim has become a master teacher of how changing our thoughts can change our lives.
Celebrating the soul of America's heartland, The Band Plays On is Rick Niece's heartfelt tribute to friendship, community, and, most importantly, his father, Lewis Niece. When DeGraff, Ohio's beloved band director is invited to conduct an encore performance, "Lewie's Alumni Band" gathers to celebrate with gusto. As the band practices for its final parade, Rick, his baritone in tow, reflects on treasured memories, relationships, and the legacy of a small town with indomitable spirit. The second volume in the delightful Fanfare for a Hometown series, The Band Plays On provides an entertaining, inspirational glimpse into lives richly lived…and shared.
The Economical Guide to Self-Publishing: How to Produce and Market Your Book on a Budget
By Linda F. Radke
Unpublished and published authors alike learn trade secrets to successfully and profitably self-publish and market books from The Economical Guide to Self-Publishing, second edition, written by 24-year veteran publisher Linda Radke, owner of Five Star Publications, a producer of award-winning books for all ages. In addition to the nuts and bolts of publishing, readers receive an invaluable arsenal of conventional--and unconventional--methods for marketing, promoting and obtaining publicity. Beyond being updated to remain current with the ever-changing publishing industry, the new edition includes brief articles from authors, who share their candid experiences on the front lines of book promotions.
The Secret Life of a Snowbird provides a window into the life of snowbirds, those refugees from the frozen north who escape winter at home by migrating southward each year. With a keen eye for the absurd as well as the meaningful, author Len Schritter (a potato farmer from Idaho) shares his observations of his annual trek to Mesa, Arizona.
In Tic Talk - Living with Tourette Syndrome, Dylan Peters shares what he has learned of tolerance and acceptance during the five years he’s had Tourette Syndrome. In a style that is often humorous and always insightful, Dylan helps others, young and old understand TS and the enormous pressures this little-understood affliction places on those who have it and on those who love them.
With honesty, humor, and humility, Don W. Volk—in his memoir Tractors, Planes, Golf and Dames—shares stories from the more than eight decades of his life (so far) that saw him grow up to serve as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps and the U.S. Air Force through three wars and pursue a career in the PGA of America.