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They're Fake and They're Spectacular

by Judy San Roman

Our Price: $15.00

One woman's story about facing your fears head on and dealing with life and death with passion and courage.

"Judy San Roman's gift for explaining all the details of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in down-to-earth terms is only matched by her compassion for others experiencing the same journey. Her courage in sharing the truth of her darkest hours as well as her life-affirming joys fill the book with authenticity, and that, coupled with the wealth of medical information and first-hand advice on every page, will inspire and educate women at the same time. Knowing Judy, a radiant beauty inside and out, makes me a better person, and her commitment to helping women navigate all the emotional and physical aspects of this disease makes the world a better place." - Antonia Felix, Author and Editor.

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SUKI: What Does Love Really Look Like?

by C.F. Winn

Our Price: $12.99

Life offers one guarantee…death.

SUKI tells the story of Savannah, an independent go getter who allows fear to keep her from being completely happy, and Dwayne, a softhearted ex-Marine with a talent for creativity. The couple is destined to find each other and carry out a preordained agreement made long before their human feet enter this Earthly plane. Their connection is tangible and their lives easyuntil they are presented with one challenge that shakes them to their cores. The couple's subsequent struggle to make sense of their imploding world comes to a head in the epilogue, where a shocking secret is revealed in an overdue letter.

We all assume we know what love is, but think again. It comes in many shapes and sizes. If you knew ahead of time that you’d never see “happily ever after”, would you choose to live at all for the sake of love? Read more at ReadSUKI.com.

CF Winn flexes her story telling muscle and shows us why she is an award winning author. SUKI will grab your heart and make you think about your place… and your purpose in this world.

CF Winn is a freelance writer of blogs and short stories when she's not training others in the art of Market Research. Her day job has led her to places that few of us know exist. Worlds where eccentricity is the norm and even sometimes embraced. Led by several off kilter muses, CF has been graciously guided into the awards arena, most notably, Wordsmitten Storycove for her flash fiction story, “Sunday Drives Done Mojo Style.”

CF Winn is the founder of Winning! Publications, a firm specializing in editing and promotion services for authors. Her latest project is the just released Trailer Trash, With a Girl’s Name, a hilarious and heartwarming story of a boy saddled with a girl’s name and forced into a nomadic existence. Ms. Winn lives in New York with her three brilliant children and is a regular contributor to HumorOutcasts.com and The Lindenhurst Patch.

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Healing Roots

by Constance C.F. Golden

Our Price: $9.00

Sometimes to move forward, we need to go back to where it all began. A forgotten but familiar walkway, a lost but savored taste, a forsaken but blessed breath... and suddenly the layers of life seem to make sense again. The key is to find your own healing roots.

On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit the south shore of Long Island, New York. Many of the poems in Healing Roots were written during the clean-up process. That process could not have occurred without the love, support and energy of family and friends.

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Adventures of Mom & Daughter Yoga

by Rochelle Katzman

Paperback: $11.99
Cards: $14.99

Through yoga postures, a mom and daughter team travels the world. They meet a prince and princess, see a leprechaun, visit Tuscany, the South of France, and still make it home for Thanksgiving.

"We all want our children to have tools to survive and 'get ahead' in this world. What better time to start than when they are young, teaching them values and giving them experiences that will carry them through life? Adventures of Mom & Daughter Yoga provides a very fun way for a parent and child to stay connected, and a way to start your child on a meditative path from a very young age. This is the type of experience that will give your child a good foundation to relate to the 'Inner Teacher' and a good resource to go to whenever he or she needs guidance. I am very proud of the work Rochelle has done." – Sat Nam. Tej Kaur Khalsa, Los Angeles, CA

"In [Adventures of] Mom & Daughter Yoga, Rochelle Katzman has created a program for mothers and daughters to experience a more enriched, joyful relationship with each other and gain all the wonderful benefits of yoga at the same time. With Rochelle's book and cards in hand, healthy fun and deeper connections between moms and daughters abound! – Shakta Khalsa, Founder & Director of Radiant Child Yoga.

"As a mom and a full time massage therapist, it is important for me to take care of my own wellness. Each week, my daughter and I read one chapter and do the yoga postures from Adventures of Mom & Daughter Yoga and play the yoga cards game, Adventure of Mom & Daughter Yoga Cards. The book and yoga cards game are wonderful. It has given me time to relax and spend quality time alone with my daughter." – Joy Anne, Mom, Long Island, NY

"Rochelle, you're the best yoga teacher ever! I always look forward to Tuesdays so I can spend time with my mom doing yoga." – Diana, 8 years old, Port Washington, NY

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Brood X: A Firsthand Account of the Great Cicada Invasion

by Michael Phillip Cash

Our Price: $9.99

Seth is laid off from work. His wife Lara just found out they are expecting a baby this summer. Seth plans on documenting the entire pregnancy with his brand new digital camcorder. During an evening home watching television, the news reports that a swarm of cicada (Brood Ten) are expected to overwhelm the entire Northeast. Brood Ten is vicious and ready to invade. During a sweltering summer night, Brood Ten emerges and wreaks havoc with the electric grid, phone and cell service, wi-fi, food and water supply. Civilization as they know it is gone. Seth and Lara are thrown back to the stone age in their own home with trillions of cicada trying to deposit their eggs and breed. Fast paced and filled with tension, Brood Ten is the perfect summer read when you’re sitting outside listening to the cicadas sing.

Michael Phillip Cash is a found footage fanatic. Brood X is his first horror novel. He currently resides on Long Island with his wife and children. Read more at MichaelPhillipCash.com and BroodTen.com.

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Stillwell: A Haunting on Long Island

by Michael Phillip Cash

Our Price: $12.99

Paul Russo’s wife just died. While trying to get his family’s life back in order, Paul is being tormented by a demon who is holding his wife's spirit hostage on the other side. His fate is intertwined with an old haunted mansion on the north shore of Long Island called Stillwell Manor. Paul must find clues dating back hundreds of years to set his wife's soul free.

Born and raised on Long Island, Michael has always had a fascination with horror writing. Earning a degree in English and an MBA, he has worked various jobs before settling into being a full-time author. He currently resides on Long Island with his wife and children. Stillwell is his second novel. Read more at MichaelPhillipCash.com and twitter.com/michaelpcash.

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The Hanging Tree

by Michael Phillip Cash

Our Price: $6.99

Seventeen year old Arielle is at a crossroads in her life. Disenchanted with her father, she is testing the boundaries of his trust by dating someone he does not approve. Under the moonlit sky in Long Island, Arielle and her boyfriend meet beneath the infamous hanging tree. The couple's destiny is rooted to the five spirits in the tree whose lives and deaths are determined by an ancient curse. Will her future be determined by the past or will Arielle's choices alter the course of her life?

Michael Phillip Cash has crafted an intense novella that questions whether we are the victims of events beyond our control or do we have the power to determine our own future. This is Cash's first novella and is loosely based on a tree with a haunted past on the North Shore of Long Island. His other novels, Brood X: A Firsthand Account of the Great Cicada Invasion, and his bestselling novel, Stillwell: A Haunting of Long Island, are receiving rave reviews. Cash lives on Long Island with his wife and two children. Read more at MichaelPhillipCash.com and twitter.com/michaelpcash.

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The Flip

by Michael Phillip Cash

Our Price: $9.99

Julie and Brad Evans are house flippers.  They buy low, clean out the old occupants junk, and try to make a profit.  Enter Hemmings House on Bedlam Street in scenic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island.  Too good a deal to pass up, but with an ominous secret.   The old Victorian Mansion has dwellers that do not want to be dispossessed.  As the house reveals it's past, will the couples marriage survive The Flip?

Michael Phillip Cash is an award winning and best selling author of horror, paranormal, and science fiction novels.  Stillwell: A Haunting on Long Island, The Hanging Tree, and Schism: The Battle for Darracia have all been named to Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards.  Cash currently resides on Long Island with his wife and children.  Read more at MichaelPhillipCash.com and twitter.com/michaelpcash.

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The After House

by Michael Phillip Cash

Our Price: $12.99

Remy Galway and her daughter Olivia are rebuilding their life after a failed marriage in a 300 year old cottage in historic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Little do they know, another occupant is lurking in the haven of their own home. Will the After House be their shelter or their tomb?

"Cash delivers another emotionally rich haunted house tale filled with tantalizing history and Long Island color. The story is often quite funny, the supernatural and romantic elements seesaw back and forth nicely, and the historical scenes enliven both aspects. A charming, uplifting paranormal romance."Kirkus Review

Award winning author Michael Phillip Cash adds The After House to his growing list of titles. Within two years, this prolific writer has published eight novels and four screenplays. Cash loves to write about Long Island, NY, it's rich history and ghostly inhabitants. When not writing, he loves being with his wife and two children exploring the small villages along the North Shore of Long Island. Read more at MichaelPhillipCash.com and twitter.com/michaelpcash.

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Grace and Grit: Insights to Real-Life Challenges of Aging for Adult Children and Their Parents

by Fritzi Gros-Daillon

Our Price: $12.95

You are not alone... The challenges of moving from one home to the next are frequently faced by two generations — seniors and their adult children.

This book of compelling stories about this later-in-life event, often unexpected in its timing and scope, delivers points of view from the parents, adult children and professional move managers. You will laugh and cry as you discover your loved ones, your friends and just regular people dealing with the real life issues of communication, personal possessions and sharing memories.  You will see love, compassion, disappointment, perseverance, and truly share the grace and grit exhibited in these true stories.

Fritzi Gros-Daillon, CEO and founder of Household Guardians, is a highly successful entrepreneur in senior move management, environmental consulting and the aging-in-place home safety field.  Her education, licenses and certifications combined with 30 years of business experience allow her perspective and expertise to facilitate the imptrtant changes in the lives of her clients and their families.  The goal is the ability to maximize their time in the home environment of their choice while minimizing the stress and worry.  Read more at HouseholdGuardians.com.

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Tales From a Broad

by Jeannine Henvey

Our Price: $15.95

Forty-two and feeling not-so-fabulous, Lucy Banks allows her older sister to talk her into accompanying her twenty-four-year-old niece on a trip around Europe. In the past year, she has lost her fiancé, her job and her fertility. Embracing her role as spinster aunt seems to be Lucy’s only option, until she embarks on a romantic adventure through London, Amsterdam, Munich, Paris and Florence. Will a room with a view and a handsome stranger be enough to open her heart and mind to new experiences? Tales From A Broad promises to draw readers into a light-hearted tale of emotional development, self-discovery and love.

Jeannine Henvey, a Long Island native, graduated magna cum laude from Hofstra University with a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. After graduate school she moved to Manhattan where she mastered the art of job hopping. She finally landed in publishing where she had a long stint as a promotional writer for many popular women’s magazines.

Jeannine backpacked around Europe with three of her friends in between undergrad and grad school. Whether in a youth hostel, on the EuroRail, sitting in a pub, or at a sidewalk cafe, she kept a journal throughout the two month trip. Over the years, she had come across the book and put it away, knowing that one day she would do something special with it. It was that journal that inspired her to write Tales From a Broad.

When she's not traveling the world with her fictitious characters, Jeannine is happily grounded with her husband and three children on Long Island.

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A Force for Good

by Samuel Muggington

Our Price: $12.05

Clown’s baby brother was shot and killed at the Courts in East Harlem. Everyone thought that thugs from the Original Young Gangsters (OYG) did it, but they couldn't be sure. It seemed like no one could stop the violence until a group of teens took matters into their own hands and formed the Force for Good (FFG). Using their wits, survival skills and the latest techie gadgets, the FFG fought the gang bangers in their search for the killer. The truth turned out to be more evil and twisted than any of them imagined.

After travelling the world I finally settled in the New York City area where I have lived for the past twenty years. I am captivated by nature and science and technology. On top of that, I have now found I love to tell wild, crazy stories. Each novel I write is an adventure and I have no idea where or if it will ever end. I hope you will read and enjoy my simple tales. Please read more at SamuelMuggington.com.

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Pomroy's World: Arrival

by Samuel Muggington

Our Price: $16.80

The SUV hit Pomroy and crushed his skull. He never woke from the coma. His doctor gave his parents no hope. Little did they know that Pomroy walked in another strange world. There he met a beautiful girl named Nna. Nna and Pomroy experience wild adventures and hilarious cross-cultural misunderstandings as they try to survive. Pomroy is torn between his love for the exotic Nna and his desire to go home to his familiar world. Meanwhile, a young physicist and her intern make a fantastic breakthrough. They built a sophisticated dark matter device powered by a quantum computer. Eventually they too become trapped in Pomroy’s world. No one knows if the laws of physics will ever let them return.

After travelling the world I finally settled in the New York City area where I have lived for the past twenty years. I am captivated by nature and science and technology. On top of that, I have now found I love to tell wild, crazy stories. Each novel I write is an adventure and I have no idea where or if it will ever end. I hope you will read and enjoy my simple tales. Please read more at PomroysWorld.com.

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The Other Side of Goodbye

by Jules Angelina

Our Price: $10.99

Tragic circumstances have thrust Claire Eva Brandt into an unfamiliar new life. Now, she must decide if this new life is one that’s worth living, despite being given an incredible opportunity to begin again. Will Claire pursue this rare second chance? Or will she remain eternally angry with God and choose to live life in the past… alone? This "What if" story, based in Ireland, will keep you on the edge of your seat, and you just might wonder what you would do if in a similar situation.

Jules started her writing career when she was 14 years old. Growing up in Chicago, she fell in love with stories offering profound life lessons, and the Windy City also sparked her deep passions for art, photography, music, architecture, and the world's diverse cultures. A move to New York led to an extensive cable TV and programming career, that included writing and editing scripts, and ultimately structuring her own stories in screenplay and novel formats.

In addition to writing stories about life and "what if" situations, she also enjoys exploring new and challenging ways to stay young and fit, inspired by a statement by a legendary Nike cofounder: "If you have a body, you are an athlete."

The Other Side of Goodbye is her first published novel. Jules lives in New York with her husband and two children. Read more at JulesAngelina.com.

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Between Henry & Clinton

by Francine Richetti

Our Price: $11.00

Life has a way of happening without notifying you first. Teo is living a life he inherited; a life he thought he was responsible for; a life that was brought about by circumstances out of his control; a life he rarely, if ever, talks about. Teo knows what it feels like to love. He knows what it means to be depended on. He knows how to sacrifice. What he doesn't know is how to trust, how to let his guard down, or how to let himself feel again. Until, one night, on a stoop in Brooklyn, between Henry and Clinton.

Francine grew up the daughter of a New York City Firefighter. As a child, she spent summers on the beaches and waters of Long Island and Cape Cod. A former Litigation Paralegal, she now spends most of her time at soccer fields, baseball fields or dance competitions. She lives on Long Island, New York with her husband and three kids. Read more at facebook.com/BetweenHenryAndClinton.

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Eyes of the Soul

by Karen Esposito

Our Price: $17.95

Jack always longed to lift the physical world's veil of illusion and peer into the reality behind it. His journey, in the afterlife, provides answers to his lifelong quest for forgotten truths. Traversing two worlds with the guidance of a mysterious angel transforms Jack by replacing the ego's vision with that of the soul's. He gains an elevated perspective through releasing limiting beliefs and replacing them with liberating insights. The world, and his path, are seen in a magical way.

Did you ever wonder what is hidden behind life's curtain? What forgotten truths await to guide you through life? Join Jack on a spiritual journey that replaces the ego's vision with that of the soul's, and traverses two realms. Be prepared to see the world, and your path, in a magical, new way.

"Karen Esposito addresses the needs of contemporary seekers in this inspirational book. She gives us practical tools with which we can gather spiritual knowledge." — Barbara Biziou, author of The Joys of Everyday Ritual and The Joys of Family Rituals

"This is a must read! Karen's grasp of spirituality is comprehensive and inspiring. I encourage you to embark upon this awesome journey. You'll feel enlightened, elevated, and entertained!" — Louisiana Zinn, Reiki Master, Spiritual Teacher and Healer

Esposito read her poem, What was not Seen on September 11th, at the first 9/11 memorial. Her Columbine poem, A Cry for Help in Columbine, was published in The Denver Catholic Register. She has now turned her capability for healing words into a novel. Karen is a second degree Reiki master. She has a career in the travel industry and lives in New York City.

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Digging: Lifting the Memorable from Within the Unthinkable

by Susan Rostan

Our Price: $17.95

GRAND PRIZE WINNER (Nonfiction), 2014 LUCKYCINDA BOOK CONTEST

Have you ever really thought about your ancestors beyond their names and dates of events in their lives? The stories of how they lived their lives can be a source of strength as well as inspiration in your own life. In this new work of narrative nonfiction, Susan M. Rostan invites us to experience her journey as she seeks to uncover the story of her husband's family, including two courageous but silent survivors of WWII's Warsaw Ghetto: her mother-in-law Elzbieta and Elzbieta's brother, Marian Rosenbloom. With the passing of Elzbieta, an aging Uncle Marian is the only surviving link to his family's historythe stories of tragic loss and heroic survivalthat he and his sister had refused to share with anyone throughout their lives. Encouraged by the author and driven by an emerging sense of responsibility to his sister's namesake and future generations, Marian begins a difficult journey into the memories of his childhood in the Warsaw Ghetto and subsequent survival. As his experiences unfold, he haltingly recalls how he managed to escape the Ghetto and survive, thanks to his courageous rescuers. Out of his remembrances, the author nurtures not only the story of her husband's family history, but finds herself immersed in an insistent desire to honor Marian's rescuers. Through her poignant and compelling narrative, she revives Elzbieta's legacy of hope, caring and laughter for all of us to share.

"As a Pole, I highly appreciate the joint efforts of Susan and Marian to restore the memory of Polish Jews, former residents of my hometown... and the memory of my countrymen who risked their own lives as well as their families' lives whilst hiding and saving from death their Jewish friends, neighbors and even strangers. With this book, some of them receive the title of Righteous Among the Nations for their quiet heroism." – Aleksander Kopiński, Polish literary critic, historian and genealogist.

Grand Prize Winner (Nonfiction), 2014 LuckyCinda Book Contest

"An emotionally charged, beautifully written book is how one reviewer described this story and we agree. The story is a narrative of the survivors of WWII's Warsaw Ghetto and their rescuers. It will remind you how cruel humanity can be, but, too, how resilient and courageous the spirit fighting for survival. A personal story worth reading." – LuckyCinda Book Contest Judge’s comments

Susan M. Rostan is a visual artist, educational researcher, and the author of Digging: Lifting the Memorable from Within the Unthinkable, a work of creative nonfiction. She has written well-received articles in The Journal of Creative Behavior and Creativity Research Journal as well as chapters in diverse books on creativity. She has an MFA from Long Island University and a doctorate in gifted education from Columbia University. Ms. Rostan has directed the Rostan Art School since 1970, conducted extensive research in children's artistic development, and has served as an adjunct professor in Hofstra University's School of Education. Ms. Rostan and her husband Robert live on Long Island. Read more at SusanMRostan.com.

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How May I Serve?

by Karen Mathews

Our Price: $13.99

How May I Serve? is a guide to empower women who are struggling to find a way out of their troubles. I have tortured and abused myself for many years trying to find love, happiness and peace of mind.  Yet, the more I sought these things, the more they eluded me. Then, I realized it was an "inside" job. I had to learn to love myself, forgive myself and make peace with myself. So many women have been brought up with limiting beliefs about themselves from childhood. From the time I was conceived, I was an unwanted pregnancy. From the deep recesses of my subconscious mind, I programmed a tape of being unloved and unlovable. I acted and attracted circumstance after circumstance to validate this belief. I played the victim role very well. I did not know how to get out of my own way. The more I avoided looking at the cause of the problems; however, the worse they got. I hit my bottom upon finding out that my oldest daughter had a heroin addiction. This brought everything full circle. In order to save her, I had to change myself.

Karen Mathews has traveled extensively around the world to find her purpose in life. She has learned and discovered the answers were inside her all along. If she stays present in the moment, serves others and learns from her failures, the answers will reveal themselves. Karen is an empowerment coach, teaching people the laws of the natural world. She also practices reflexology, teaches Nia dance, gardens, and loves to take long walks. She also still travels the world. The greatest significance she can offer humanity is to serve and give her best, to shed light and give value to the world gives her great joy. Read more at Karen Mathews.

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The Relationship Protocol: How to Talk, Defuse and Build Healthier Relationships

by Debra M. Roberts, LCSW

Our Price: $21.99

Is your relationship in crisis? Are you having trouble communicating with an important person in your life? Are you looking for tools and techniques you can use today? The Relationship Protocol is the easy to use, step-by-step guide on how to communicate effectively in all of your important relationships — romantic, family, business and friendships. Learn how to deal with and resolve real-life conflicts. Navigate tough situations. Take control and defuse heated arguments. Bring up sensitive topics and recover from setbacks. Instill hope when lost, and rebuild trust. Read The Relationship Protocol today to make your relationships more enjoyable and less complicated.

"This model is user friendly and can have profound results with any relationship. I have seen many couples who are 'stuck' at an emotional impasses make real progress, real fast." — Dr. Kristin Brunning, Psychiatrist

Debra M. Roberts, LCSW, is a licensed certified social worker in private practice in New York. She received her master’s degree in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University. For many years, Debra worked in nonprofit organizations in the areas of mental health, poverty legal services, health, and youth programs. She has been in private practice for more than twenty years, specializing in working with adults in individual, group, and relationship therapy. Debra’s communication model grew out of her extensive experience working with struggling relationships. She is also EMDRIA certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a form of psychotherapy that helps people overcome trauma and past negative experiences. This is her first book in a planned series.

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Getting Off the Street: Sane Investment Advice from One of the Nation's Leading Wealth Managers

by Charles Massimo

Our Price: $22.95

There are secrets Wall Street doesn’t want investors to know...

 
• Working with financial advisors at large brokerage firms does little to enhance your wealth. In fact, it may diminish your wealth to a point from which you can never recover.

 
• Financial advisors at most big firms are salespeople first and foremost. They are motivated to sell products that will make their company money—not those that make the most sense for their clients’ needs.


• Most fees paid to financial advisors go toward activities that do nothing to improve their clients’ investment portfolio.

Charlie Massimo knows what Wall Street is hiding, because he spent nearly twenty years on the front lines at major financial firms. Feeling disillusioned by the difference between his employer’s goals and those of his clients, Massimo left Wall Street to start a firm that puts its clients’ interests above everything else. Since 2003, his company, CJM Wealth Management, has been doing just that.

Getting Off the Street offers honest, realistic investment advice based on Massimo’s experience helping hundreds of clients achieve their financial vision. His method, called structured investing, eliminates big risks and ensures solid returns through a simple blend of patience, discipline, diversification and goal-setting.

Structured investing is designed around your best interests, but you won’t hear about it through major Wall Street firms, because they can’t make money from it. Yet, Massimo’s proven strategies have weathered even the most devastating market crashes while Wall Street giants — and their clients — suffered major losses.

Massimo also uncovers a side of investing we rarely stop to considerthe emotions that influence our decisions. We often make poor choices, because we’re convinced that, in order to be savvy investors, we must regularly buy and sell our assets. In reality, quite the opposite is true. Massimo reveals that the smartest investors avoid the big risks that aren’t worth the risk to take. They embrace the long-term philosophy behind structured investing over the erratic behaviors that many financial advisors scare us into trusting.

Getting Off the Street is the investment guide Wall Street hopes you’ll never find. Told with Massimo’s signature warmth, clarity and wisdom that can only come from three decades on and off “The Street,” this book will help you achieve your financial goals and build the life you desire.

Charles Massimo is the president and founder of CJM Wealth Management, named top wealth management company on Long Island (NY) by NABCAP. Charlie’s financial insights have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Fox Business, among other outlets. He lives on Long Island, NY with his wife and triplets. Read more at CJM Wealth Management.

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Deadly Motivations

by Philip Schulman, M.D.

Our Price: $21.95

Daniel Whitacore is a brilliant oncologist who discovers a way to use a deadly virus to treat lymphoma. His discovery is a miracle to those who suffer from the devastating disease. Unfortunately, Daniel has enemies. These enemies hope to alter his miracle cure to make it something deadly to harm Daniel as well as the entirety of mankind. Not only must Daniel fear those who mean him harm, but also, he must be wary of those closest to him. John Abel is Daniel's devoted fellow, but even he soon gets caught up in the plot and becomes an unwilling conduit to its execution. John's girlfriend, Susan, is a Harvard educated Ph.D. She may be smart, but can she be trusted? An outside force, Peter Sutter, recently lost his son to cancer, and he seeks revenge against Daniel, much like the others who would use his miracle cure to kill. Then, there is Jack Comstock: a jihadist conflicted as to his motivations and the ramifications of his actions. All of these people are soon intertwined by Daniel's scientific discovery, but will any of them get what they truly want?

Philip Schulman, M.D. is a physician who lives on Long Island with his wife Sherry. He attended Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York and has spent many years of his illustrious career treating patients with cancer as Chief of Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center on Long Island. He currently serves as a Medical Director of Oncology at Eviti, Inc.

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Monks, Meatballs and Machine Guns

by Greg Vitrano

Our Price: $14.99

The humorous inside story of America's most famous military high school which housed the "juvenile delinquent" sons of major corporate, political and crime figures since 1883. Greg Vitrano was a student there from 1972-1976. This is his story.

It's 1972. In this story which is part, Ridgemont High and part Sopranos, we follow the adventures of 13 year old Greg Vitrano. Greg was one of four boys in an Italian American home in Brooklyn that had more visits from the police than books in the home. It was concluded that his immediate family was a bad influence on him, so Greg's parents offered him two optionsfull time construction work or an all boys military academy. He chose the latter.

Situated on over 200 acres on The Great South Bay on Long Island, LaSalle Military Academy was run jointly by the Army ROTC and the Christian brothers. LaSalle was renowned for harboring and educating the sons of notorious Central American dictators, New York Mafia families, drug cartel heads, famous athletes and the Forbes 100. Discipline was enforced, but in a place where you cage 350 teenage boys, many who have had delinquency issues, all sh*t breaks loose. To survive, Greg leans on his sense of humor and wit.

Greg Vitrano is a native New Yorker. Greg has a wife of over 30 years, three (almost adult) children and two wonderful Brittany Spaniels. He is now back on Eastern Long Island, NY where he spends most of his time fulfilling his lifelong dream... writing.  To read more about Greg, please visit gregvitranoauthor.com.

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T.o.B.

by Greg Kemp and Willy Minnix

Our Price: $15.00

In the modern world, the factions of governments, religions, and military powers are scrambling to answer one question: Who controls the Fear that controls all people? Dr. Karol Seguin has been hired by her publishing company to document the day to day decisions of the current president of the United States. He has uncanny intelligence and universal popular regard. And, from his impending resume of distinction, his constituency has commissioned that his life be documented as in line with the great leaders of history. Karol and her acquaintances, Col. Thomas Graile and Justice Mel Sodeq, are bombarded with a flurry of new questions. Is there technology to boldly manipulate the many populations of the world by only one person? Are there secrets of antiquity that give hints and clues to a power greater than mortality? What is a legend? What is a conqueror? Ultimately, three questions exist: Is the world controlled by omnipotence or debilitation? Is it better to be omnipresent or to be continual in spirit? And, the greatest of these questions is: Will the minds of conquerable people fall by the individual who is omniscient or the individual who can impose confusion?

Greg Kemp is a school psychologist, rock guitar enthusiast, and an equal apologist to the use of long words and scheme philosophies in professional football. All is considered mere gust and dust when compared to just spending time with his wife and kids. Willy Minnix is a pastor, musician, graphic artist and author of several books covering topics such as music theory, theology and fiction. Willy has also released several CDs. He lives with his wife, kids and dog somewhere in the world. Read more at facebook.com/greg.willy.775.

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Christy Street

by Bart Allen

Our Price: $16.00

Christy Street is the story of the McTyre family from 1980 through 2001. Finn, the father, and Joan, the mother, care for three energetic, successful and challenging boys — Mike, Tommy and Jack. Through 21 years, you see a family experience, that which every family does, from joy, success, love to confusion and disappointment. Christy Street moves from Bayside, Queens to Port Thomas, as well as visits to Tully, from where Joan is originates. Beyond that, the boys lead us to many other places. The book captures the distinct experience of growing up on Long Island in the 1980s and 1990s.


Bart Allen grew up in Northport, Long Island and attended SUNY Geneseo where he majored in English and Secondary Education. After teaching for a year, he left the United States and attended the University of Edinburgh, Scotland to complete a Masters in Creative Writing. He has poems published online and in print and attends many poetry readings. This is his first novel.

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Pannino is Dead

by Marc Zirogiannis

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Rikers Island is home to 20,000 inmates, employees and visitors every day. It is the largest penal colony in the world. When one of its most senior, and most notorious, Correction Officer ends up murdered, it unravels a web of lies and deceit. John Sebastian is a man whose life is back on track — beautiful, young wife, two young children and a career headed in the right direction. He had everything going for him until a dark secret from his past comes back to haunt him and he stands to lose everything. Pannino is Dead is the first, unforgettable, crime drama from the mind of Marc Zirogiannis.

Marc Zirogiannis holds a B.A. from Long Island University and a Juris Doctor from Hofstra University’s School of Law. Mr. Zirogiannis has practiced the martial arts for over 25 years and earned a World Taekwondo Federation recognized 1st Dan under the supervision of Grandmaster Yeon Hwan Park in Levittown, NY. He has published numerous best selling books on a variety of subject material, including the law, philosophy, meditation, business consulting, and, of course, the martial arts. He is currently the lead correspondent for an international Tae Kwon Do print publication. He lectures on a variety of topics, including suicide prevention, business development, and matters of the martial arts. His latest book, Hitler's Orphan: Demetri of Kalavryta, a historical novella, has been met with critical praise and he has been nominated as "The Best Author on Long Island" for 2015. Mr. Zirogiannis is currently a 2nd Dan Candidate at the Y.H. Park Taekwondo Academy. Read more about the author and his book at facebook.com/pages/Pannino-is-Dead.

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The Suffering of Innocents

by Marc Zirogiannis

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Sam and Laura Job have the perfect life. They have a wonderful marriage. Beautiful children. Two great careers. They have a beautiful house in the suburbs. The Jobs are bestowed with all the blessings modern life has to offer. Their life was idyllic until a moment of tragedy changed everything for them, forever. As their family tries to rebuild after this life-altering calamity they struggle to define their relationships with themselves, their relationships with each other and their relationship with God. The Suffering of Innocents looks at the age old question posed in the Old Testament’s Book of Job, “Why do innocents suffer?”

Marc Zirogiannis holds a B.A. from Long Island University and a Juris Doctor from Hofstra University’s School of Law. Mr. Zirogiannis is a world renowned Business Development Consultant and writer. He is a former adjunct professor at paralegal studies and business at Hofstra University. Mr. Zirogiannis is married to Soraya Rose and has four sons, Daniel, Demetrios, Joseph and Sebastian. His oldest son is a member of the U.S. Armed Forces currently stationed in Germany.

Mr. Zirogiannis has practiced the martial arts for over 25 years and earned a 2nd Dan under the supervision of Grandmaster Yeon Hwan Park in Levittown, NY. He has been active in practicing and teaching meditation for 10 years. He has published numerous books, eBooks and audio books on a variety of subject, and is currently the lead correspondents for "Tae Kwon Do Times", an international print publication.

He lectures on a variety of topis, including business development, personal development, and matters of martial arts. His last novella, Hitler's Orphan: Demetri of Kalavryta, has won critical acclaim and been the subject of a radio program. It is currently in negotiations to become the basis of a more extensive work. Read more about Mr. Zirogiannis and his works at MarcZirogiannis.com.

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Messages in the Music: Inspiration Found in Music That Moves Us

by Tommy Spero

Our Price: $10.95

What do you feel when you hear your favorite song? Are you scoring a winning goal or spending a holiday with your family? Are you falling in love all over again or landing an ideal job? Whatever the memory, the song’s lyrics and rhythm likely make it sweeter and clearer. In Messages in the Music, Tommy Spero explores the powerful emotions and lessons hidden in the songs we know and love. Insightful and accessible, Messages in the Music beckons us to pursue our passions and transform our lives. What can “We Will Rock You” tell us about developing the confidence to start and complete a project? Can Tina Turner teach us to channel inspiration into our work and relationships? Spero shows us that with a new set of eyes — and ears — that yes, she can. Classic and Modern hits form a narrative of self-expression and awareness in Messages in the Music. With wit and creativity, Spero explores how music helps us to accept change, embrace personal strength, and find purpose — all with authenticity, integrity, and gratitude. Read more at MessagesInTheMusic.com.

Tommy Spero is a branding and marketing consultant who’s worked on projects for some of the world’s largest brands and recording artists. A “lightly tattooed drummer”, music has always been an inspiration and a calling. Tommy is executive producer and cohost of the Dudes of Disruption talk radio show, and appears regularly on Science Channel’s All American Makers as the resident marketing expert. He writes and speaks on the topics of branding, marketing, creativity and inspiration. For more information on Tommy, go to TommySpero.com or on Twitter @TommySpero.

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Parting the Curtains: A Woman's Handbook of Sex and Sexuality

by Ditza Katz, PT, PhD and Ross Lynn Tabisel, LCSW, PhD

Our Price: $17.99

A practical, reader-friendly guide, with up-to-date information and a good dose of self-respect that will help every woman age 25 and older navigate her sexual journey. Whether you use this book as a reference, an educational tool, or a preventive manual, our aim is that it will answer your questions in a way that embraces female sexuality without medicalizing or sensationalizing it. This book can also be used by mental health and medical professionals, as well as by members of the clergy, for counseling individuals and couples grappling with sexual difficulties.

Sex should not hurt!                          The myth of "perfect sex"...

Why can't a hug be just a hug?                Help! I lost my libido!

Should I orgasm from intercourse?          Menopause and beyond...

"This book contains the wisdom every woman deserves to have before she embarks on her journey toward sexual maturity, The content is refreshingly agenda-free and without sensationalized attempts to pander to a given demographic. It gets straight to the point, and, yet, does so with non-judgmental inclusiveness. It counters myths, misconceptions, and mortifications about the female body and female sexuality, thus empowering every woman to take ownership of her sexuality, and her life."Rachel Miner, Actress in Sons of Anarchy, Supernatural, Californication, Bully, and Diary of Anne Frank

Ditza Katz, PT, PhD, and Ross Lynn Tabisel, LCSW, PhD, specialize in urogynecologic rehabilitation, treatment of female sexual dysfunction, breast and female cancer rehabilitation, and management of somatic disorders. They pioneered the DiRoss Methodology, a successful intervention for vaginismus and dyspareunia, for which they have become known worldwide. Read more at WomenTC.com.

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All Roads Home

by Lisa Diaz Meyer

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All Roads Home has 36 short stories, poems and plays that deal with isolation, depression, coping, the supernatural and sci-fi. The use of the word "home" suggests yearning for home, finding home and escaping from home. A road to normalcy and understanding... In a weird way...

The author Lisa Diaz Meyer lives on Long Island, NY with her family. In All Roads Home, a book of short stories, poems and plays, she breaks down tales of science fiction, sorrow, and romance along with peculiarity, preternaturalness and isolation. Read more at LisaDiazMeyer.com.

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Cryer's Collection

by Moses Cryer

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Cryer's Collection is the third book by the author of Pearls of Poetry.  This book is a compilation of the two previous works by Moses Cryer.

Moses Cryer is a 47 year year old theology student at Williams, Clemmons, Davis Bible College. He lives in Bristol, CT. Cryer's Collection draws on Cryer's life experiences. This book is largely about his views on love and friendship. Pearls of Poetry and Prose of Poetry takes the reader during the author's time when he was drug and alcohol addicted to experiences with mental illness. Cryer's thoughts on love and friendship are both heartfelt and gripping.

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Personality Predictors:

People Who Look Alike, Are Alike. It's In the DNA! Your Biology is Your Biography

by Marcia Stanex Cammarata

Our Price: $13.95

Personality Predictors is the ultimate guide to better relationships and success in like. It will provide you with a pathway to understanding your inner self and relating to others.

Personality Predictors is a guide and the key to empowering yourself and controlling your destiny, enhance your self esteem and find stepping stones to friendship, intimacy and achievement, as well as becoming secure in who you are, so you can find fulfillment and success in life. You can move forward with confidence, accept the challenges life presents and overcome inadequacies once you understand your temperament.

Once you learn to identify the 7 Personality Types through the art of observation, you will be able to navigate through life with less stress and develop the power of positivity. You will see humanity more clearly. There is a correlation between behavior styles and personality types established by numerous studies. This book will help you master the art of observation and analysis in the study of human nature.

Personality Predictors evolved from the ancient historical study of Physiognomy which evolved other centuries. Genetics determine the structure of your character traits from birth. You are an echo of the generation before you. All human development is determined by nature and our ancestral record. Neuroscience and recent studies have reinforced that we are a product of our genetics. It is in our DNA.

Personality Predictors is an analysis system that can be learned. This book will provide you with innovative tools to achieve that knowledge. Whether you are simply curious about yourself and your family and friends or in a profession that requires social interaction, you will benefit by being able to predict personality types of individuals by observing their facial and body characteristics. You will have the advantage of knowing what a person is like behind the mask and develop the skills to communicate with them as well as understand their eccentricities, idiosyncracies and attributes. You can avoid relationship pitfalls and make the best of every situation you encounter.

The 7 Types of Personality Predictors provides you with an innovative and powerful tool that is more accurate and unique than astrology or other methods. It opens the door to better understand and discovery of who you are. Read more at PersonalityPredictors.com.

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Me, Myself, and Oy!

by Sandi Bloomberg

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Me, Myself, and Oy! is a collection of poetry and prose reflecting Sandi Bloomberg's life as a Radio City Rockette, actress, singer, English teacher, wife, mother or three sons, grandmother, daughter of ailing parents, owner of a dance studio, director, choreographer, writer of children's books, and the struggle to balance all in her quest for love and acceptance. Ms. Bloomberg writes from her heart with honesty and humor, even in the darkest moments of her life.

Loneliness I know your name.

How often I have played your game.

I wear a smile to hide a tear,

And no one ever knows you're here.

Sandi Bloomberg is a prolific poet, essayist, and author of short stories and children's books. Her work has been published in many magazines and literary journals. Her monthly column, Sandi By The Sea, appears in Great South Bay Magazine. A former Radio City Rockette, Bloomberg is now getting her "kicks" from writing. In fact, many of her short stories and essays reflect her memories from the Music Hall. After retiring from professional dance, Sandi received a BA in English and Theater Arts from Adelphi University and taught English at the prestigious High School of Art & Design in NYC. She later owned the North Shore Studio of Dance, in Huntington, Long Island, NY where she taught all the disciplines of Dance and directed two dance companies, The North Dance Theatre and The Red Hot Mamas. She lives on Long Island with her husband Jerry, her most ardent fan. Ms. Bloomberg has published seven children's books, which she reads in libraries, schools, and book stores. They are all available on her website SandiBloomberg.com.

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Forever Midnight

by Carol Suraci

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Mallory O'Neill is a typical nineteen-year-old college student at New York University. She's intelligent, driven and beautiful. Surrounded by plenty of friends and a supportive family, Mallory appears to have it all. But not everything is as it seems. An evil presence has been lurking around the edges of Mallory's life, plotting to harm this lovely young woman for reasons unknown. When a young man with perfect features shows up in Mallory's life, appearing in a glowing mist of silver, he offers her help when she needs it most. Mallory has no idea where — or when — this man has come from, or even who he is. Yet she can’t deny the increasing attraction she feels toward him — and his growing importance in her life. As the evil presence continues its attacks on Mallory’s life, she learns more about the handsome stranger and his strange, dark past. Together, they must figure out who they each are and what they mean to each other before it’s too late for their love — and all of humanity. An epic romance unbound by time or space, Forever Midnight will both delight and terrify fans of intelligent paranormal romantic adventures.

Carol Suraci’s life has been a love affair with language and books. She spent time in the publishing world before switching to advertising, where she worked in both account management and human resources. She’s taught English and language arts in schools and English as a second language as a private tutor. Although she’s written many proposals, research documents, speeches, manuals, and papers, this is her first novel. Carol lives with her husband and daughter in New York City. Read more about Carol and Forever Midnight at forevermidnightthebook.com.

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Unsung

by Heather A. Hamilton

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Unsung is a riveting emotional memoir about a daughter's mind breaking and a mother's heart breaking. It is one woman's journey to heal her daughter and find herself.

 

Unsung is a riveting, emotional memoir, not for the weak of heart, but for all who have wished for hearts capable of enduring in spite of loss. Unsung is about a mother and daughter’s battle to cope with schizophrenia, a disabling mental illness that resists treatment and affects the lives of everyone close to those living with it.

Unsung cuts scalpel-like to the rotten core of our current mental health care system, exposing pharmaceutical companies, mental health care centers, and psychiatrists for the often unconscionable role they play in doing everything but healing those who are mentally ill. It is a memoir in which the truth is unbelievable. And the unbelievable is true.

Fired with a mother’s fury and passion, laced with love and laughter, irreverently reverent about everything from affairs of the garbage industry to Zen, rich with one-of-a-kind friendships, it is one woman’s journey to heal her daughter and to find herself. The journey is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. There is romance so strong some readers will buy the book simply to read and reread Haley’s passionate encounters with Jake Welch — a German Italian bad boy and full-time mechanic, twelve years her junior. But there is more than one love story in these pages, along with many surprises. The memoir takes its readers through cross country moves, an eviction, a car wreck, hurricanes, a near drowning, the loss of two jobs, loss of credit, an audition for a reality TV show, and suicides.

Women of all ages will read Unsung, because it will take them from the place they are and the things they have feared to who they can be. Men will read Unsung for a thoughtful, funny woman’s take on who they are and who they aren’t. Those living with mental illness will read Unsung to learn and to grieve and to find hope. Those who love action and suspense, and thrill seekers, will read Unsung for an unbelievably believable adventure. Romantics will read Unsung for its unusual love story. Those who love true stories will read Unsung to connect with a mother’s real experience with her child’s illness.

Unsung is both timely, with our newfound awareness and appreciation of the fact women do blossom as they age, and topical, since most of our lives are affected in one way or another by mental illness. But it is much more than that. With its honest, often funny, always courageously tender human voice, Unsung is a memoir that urges its readers to hitch hike through stars, to fly through water, to swim the earth, and to dive down deep enough to find themselves.

Heather Hamilton wrote her first novella at the age of seven. She is a graduate of the Creative Writing program at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and a recipient of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Award for Fiction. She is an avid runner. Her daughter Melissa’s courageous struggle with schizophrenia provided Heather with her inspiration for Unsung.

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Stolen Light

by Claudia Riess

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Stolen Light is a suspense novel set in the art world and involving the Italian Renaissance, the Cuban Revolution, as well as a love story. Cuba, 1958: the art collection of sugar plantation owner, American born William Delaney, is seized. Delaney is killed during the incident, and his pregnant wife flees Cuba, never to look back. Now, over fifty years later, Delaney's wife dies, and his daughter, Helen Gilmore, intent on “knowing” the father whose life was shrouded in secrecy, is determined to restore what she can of his legacy. She seeks the help of young Art News writer, Erika Shawn, whose boss hooks her up with a more seasoned hand, art historian, Harrison Wheatley. What begins as an academic endeavor quickly changes character when Helen is brutally murdered and Erika is anonymously warned to give up her assignment. Undeterred, she continues her investigation, Harrison following suit. Their quest leads them to finding what may be a Michelangelo drawing; to unraveling a mystery over a half century old; and to solving Helen's murder. Their sleuthing is complicated by their burgeoning passion, as irresistible and, in a sense, as threatening as their mission.

“Complex and intriguing” — Kirkus Reviews

Claudia Riess, a Vassar graduate, has worked in the editorial department of The New Yorker and has edited art history monographs. Her first novel, Reclining Nude, was published by Stein and Day. Oliver Sacks, neurologist and author of Awakenings commented: “...exquisite and delicate... a most courageous book, full of daring — a daring only possible to a passionate and pure heart.”  Read more about Ms. Rie and her works at claudiariessbooks.com.

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Wall Street to France

by Rianna Shaikh

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Sophie Becks dreamed of being a successful stockbroker in a world where men dominated and thought of women as showpieces rather than equal partners. Even though Sophie was born into a family of wealth, she longed for a life of independence and freedom on her own terms.

Finding that she has a special gift for being a broker, and making her first million in a matter of months, her life is turned upside down when her handsome George Clooney-like boss sends her off to his oceanfront Hamptons mansion. Sophie soon discovers on this trip that it's not the sand nor the waves that catch her fancy and her heart, it's the mysterious, dark-haired, Arabian man next door who causes her to reconsider her life and career as she knows them. But, who exactly is this man, and why does this affair disturb Sophie's boss, Duren, so very much? In the end, she must choose between love, her lucrative career on Wall Street, and an enchanted life of Le Pin wine, Pule cheese, and men playing polo in Provence. To whom or what will she say au revoir?

Rianna Shaikh is the author of two children's books. She's nestled in the Brookvilles, betwixt aristocrats and rabbits, in mansions with sweepers. Awaiting the company of dear Peter Rabbit and Simon with Schuster. Oh, the hurrah continues, until her next story! Read more at RiannaShaikh.com.

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The Tin Box Secret

by Theresa Dodaro

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“It’s not the scars on your body that really matter. It’s the ones that are left on your soul. They are the ones that don’t go away.”

Teenagers Julie, Heather and Petra are grappling with the choices they face growing up amid the social revolution of the late 1960s. Julie struggles to be heard in an unsympathetic home. Heather feels she is a burden to the people in her life, especially her single mother. Petra moves with her family to a town where she finds she is not quite welcome because of an unknown past.

When the girls find a tin box filled with letters from Petra’s great grandmother, Charlotte, detailing events from 1912, secrets from Petra’s family’s past begin to be revealed. As they learn of Charlotte’s tumultuous life, the girls are confronted with their own demons.

This is a haunting tale that touches your heart and makes you think twice about decisions you may have made. What if you could reach through time itself to guide your loved ones through difficult situations? The first in a trilogy, The Tin Box Secret is a fascinating look at friendship, family, the challenges we face, and the choices we make to deal with those challenges.

Writer and mother Theresa Dodaro holds a BA in liberal arts from Stony Brook University, where she studied English, history, and secondary education. She worked in publishing and marketing until she put her career on hold to raise her children. As her children grew older, she noticed that continued support systems for parents were lacking, and she filled the void by working to create community programs to help educate parents of teens.

Eventually she started a blog called Raising Drama. Now that her youngest has left for college, she has focused her creative energy on publishing The Tin Box Secret, the first novel in her YA historical fiction trilogy. Read more at TheTinBoxTrilogy.com.

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Third Base... A Love Story


by Kenny Arena

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Have you ever felt something so strongly, but couldn’t quite figure out why? Almost as if the universe was trying to tell you something, let you in on a little secret, yet what it actually is remained a mystery... until the moment it wasn’t a mystery anymore.

This is one of those stories. A story about fate, love, baseball and coming out… to the ballgame. Jake’s reality is a dream and his dream a reality, as he discovers there’s no such thing as coincidence when his past starts to explain his future. And what exactly do The New York Mets have to do with any of this? Well, a chance encounter with The Mets' third baseman winds up taking both their lives down a path neither were expecting.

"Life... wrapped up in that three-inch universe of twine and leather."Mamie Peanut Johnson

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The Poetry of Cooking


by John Ross

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The Poetry of Cooking is a farm to table cookbook that has chapters going from January to December. Each chapter begins with a poem about food and a prime meal that fits the month it is in. The book contains about 200 recipes, 80 color photos and 14 poems. It is written by North Fork chef John Ross.

John Ross has been a professional chef since 1965. He was the chef at and owner of Ross' North Fork Restaurant for 27 years and pioneer in what is now called the "farm to table" movement. A graduate of the Cornell Hotel School, Mr. Ross was the director of the restaurant management program at Suffolk Community College for 14 years. He was club manager of the North Fork Country Club for six years, and has been the food columnist for the Times/Review News Group since 2008. He is the author of two previous books, The Food and Wine of the North Fork (2005) and The Story of North Fork Wine (2009). As a restaurant chcf, educator, manager and home cook, John Ross has enjoyed the local bounty of the North Fork for many years. He and his wife Lois live in Southold (Long Island), NY.

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Suburban Sins


by Joe Beck

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Andrew Benson has a plan. A nursing student at one of the best hospitals in New York State, Andrew is the smartest one there and he knows it. He has a long and sordid history with this hospital, and he's here for revengeif he can make it through without attracting too much attention. And no one notices him more than the object of his affections, his teacher, the lead doctor, Dr. Kathy Silvey. However, she doesn't notice him in the way he wants, making his job a touch more difficult, especially with the aid of her boyfriend, Officer Ken Hill. Ken Hill is a man with secrets, both on and off the job. He tries to do right by his family, despite his gambling problem and debt, and when relatively healthy patients at his girlfriend's hospital including her grandfatherstart dying, he promises to find out who is responsible. She already has a suspect in mindthat off-putting nursing student sending her chapters of his novel and claiming they have a connection, Andrew Benson. But there isn't enough evidence to convict Benson, so Hill must catch him in the act. However, with bills coming due both on and off the books, plus a huge gamble that could lose Hill his career, his family, and possibly his life, he must scramble to save everyone, and everything, that's important to him. He might even make a new friend along the way.

Joe Beck has written, co-authored and collaborated on 12 books, from fiction novels to non-fiction to how-to books. During the last 25 years, he's written for national and international trade and consumer magazines and newspapers. His work has taken him across North America, Central America, Europe, Japan and Africa. You can see his work at JoeBeckWrites.com.

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Insatiable: A Passion-For-Life Memoir Backpacking Around the World


by Scott Stone

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Insatiable is a compelling, deeply personal memoir of Scott Stone's over two years backpacking around the world. The book sparkles with life, shimmers with truth, and shines with hope, humanity and high humor. The year was 1976. It all began with a trans-Atlantic crossing on the QE2 luxury liner; a college graduation gift from his proud parents. It was to be a brief ten day trip, focused on London and Paris. But all that was to change. Once in London, the world opened up. Scott was filled with a profound sense of wonderment that all things were possible. "I felt my sensibilities exploding with a passion-for-living. A visceral rush consumed me with an insatiable thirst and curiosity to explore and discover more. This was the beginning of the best decision of my lifetime: to travel on. With my life savings ($914), I was determined to travel as long and as far as possible. I wanted a 'global odyssey'."

With little money, but with lots of grit, grace, and ingenuity, Scott backpacked around the world (visiting 34 countries) on less than $2 a day. His travels included Europe, North Africa, and across overland Asia to India, Southeast Asia and on to the Orient. "I left just a kid out of college. I would return a rich man with a wealth of living... and $11 in my pocket."

Insatiable contains 35 true stories (chapters) all taken from Scott's personal travel journals. Some of the representative titles include, "Last Night in Paris", "Hunger’s Drive to Desperate Deeds: I was Shameless", "Austria: Snow Shoveling Czar", "Morocco: Bat Cave at Knife Point", "Brittany Belly Buster", "Munich Trolley Stalker", "What’s a Guy Like You Doing In a Place Like This?", "Titian Art Treasures Lead to Botticelli Beauty", "Istanbul: Crosswords of the Backpacker’s Universe", "Burma: My Buddhist Savoir – Hero", "Afghanistan: Romance and Rapture in the Hindu Kush", and "India: Hindu Pilgrimage on Being Deified". These riveting stories embrace a broad spectrum of raw life experiences from the sublime to the ridiculous to the agony and the ecstacy, from the death-defying to the sensual and romantic to the other-worldly and outrageously funny. A rich, varied tapestry of the stories is woven together from different times, different places, different people, situations and settings; creating an electric vibrancy and dynamic diversity. This powerful memoir from a once first-time backpacker with aspirations to travel the world will resonate strongly with its diverse readersdiscerning arm chair vicarious travelers equipped with a first-rate imagination, seekers of first-rate travel prose, and pragmatists who want a how-to book full of value wisdom and nuts n’ bolts solid advise for the traveler; such as how to travel on a tight budget, and how to connect and make close, meaningful contact with the various peoples of the world. Insatiable resonates with anyone and everyone. This must read memoir transcends travel. It is for anyone who has a passion for life and for everyone who wants a hell of a great read.

Scott Stone is a long-time resident and champion of New York City... when not traveling. He resides there with his wife Zehua who shares his enthusiasm for travel. Since college graduation, Stone has held executive positions in both the magazine publishing and the cruise industry. A man for all seasons, he has varied interests including opera, jazz, art, sports and cuisine. His greatest passion continues to be travel, especially to remote destinations that are culturally rich with indigenous minority groups and dramatic landscapes.

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Medicine Hat Moments Animal Cards

by Darlene Fricchione and P.E. Calvert

Our Price: $24.00

Medicine Hat Moments is an animal deck of cards designed to enhance consciousness, intuition, and dream interpretation. Medicine Hat Moments cards use animal spirits as a powerful tool in sharing ancient Native American wisdom. There are four cards for each animal in the deck, one for each elementair, water, fire and earth. The Lakota name for the animal appears underneath the English (North American) name for the animal. The bottom of the card reflects the herb associated with the animal. Users may ask an open-ended question, shuffle the deck of cards, and choose one through intuition, or find a card that represents an animal they have recently encountered. It is suggested that users consider the animal's nature, habits, and relationship with Mother Earth. Users may also read the cards in layouts: North, East, South, and West for the Medicine Wheel; or three cards for Past, Present, and Future. There is no specific ritual required to use Medicine Hat Moments Animal Cards. How the user chooses to interact with the animals is their personal choice and the meaning is specific to them. The animal spirits are always with us.

Over the last 20 years, and Darlene Fricchione and P.E. Calvert have proudly been involved in diverse groups of self-healers, shamans, and visionaries; exploring the art of spirituality and self-growth. The wisdom and tools of these magical practitioners helped inspire the idea for Medicine Hat Moments. For many years, Darlene Fricchione traveled the world with a famous Native American holy man. She is a certified teacher of Conscious Dreaming techniques and interpretations. Darlene is also a certified astrologer and a practitioner of the ancient Hawaiian teachings known as Hooponopono. Darlene incorporates all her learning tools as a spiritual coach. Learn more about Darlene by visiting sageastrologer.com. P.E. Calvert is a spiritual mentor and leads workshops in guided meditation, automatic writing, and Shamanism. These studies are designed to be a gateway to Shamanic states of consciousness, power animals, dream interpretation, visioning, and a practical understanding of the medicine wheel for a modern culture. She has also served as producer and writer on various projects for film, television, and theater, including Teen Tone, a youth fitness DVD. Learn more about P.E. Calvert by visiting pecalvert.com.

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Game Seven


by Tom Rock

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Sportswriter Scott Findle’s life is turned upside-down wading through a set of bizarre circumstances and comical occurrences which have hijacked a World Series between the Red Sox and the Cubs with just one game left to play. As he grapples with the oddities of his professional duties, he also struggles to keep his personal life in the base path. His former best friend, the famous writer Fig O’Leary, has reentered his life, as has his ex-wife who now works as a consultant for a presidential candidate in the final days of the campaign. Neither the Series nor the election can survive without the other, and, as America’s two great passions converge Sportswriter Scott Findle’s life is turned upside-down wading through a set of bizarre circumstances and comical occurrences which have hijacked a World Series between the Red Sox and the Cubs with just one game left to play. As he grapples with the oddities of his professional duties, he also struggles to keep his personal life in the base path. His former best friend, the famous writer Fig O’Leary, has re-entered his life, as has his ex-wife who now works as a consultant for a presidential candidate in the final days of the campaign. Neither the Series nor the election can survive without the other, and as America’s two great passions convergesports and politicsScott finds himself in the middle of the intersection, precariously weaving traffic from all directions.

Tom Rock is an award-winning sports journalist for Newsday in New York, where he has worked since 1996 and covered the NFL since 2006. His articles have been cited in the 2005 edition of The Best American Sports Writing and recognized by the APSE (Associated Press Sports Editors), New York Press Club, Press Club of Long Island, and the New York City Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He is a frequent guest on New York sports radio and TV. Tom lives in Sound Beach, NY with his wife Amanda and their three children. Game Seven is his first novel.

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Dinner Table: Family Headquarters

Four Sisters Unite to Create Complete, Easy, Delicious and Artistic Meals


by Merle Moses, Liz Lesh, Genia Taub and Suzie Lazar

Our Price: $35.00

When was the last time your family sat down for a meal together and shared their experiences of the day? Merle, Liz, Genia and Suzie, four sisters and the authors of Dinner Table: Family Headquarters, believe the best way to create a "home sweet home" is with family and friends eating around a table together. These are pure love memories that will last a lifetime.

This unique cookbook will help you create gorgeous, easy, delicious, balanced meals. The stories from the authors themselves and their children will make you want to do the same for your children and guests. The dinner table can also turn into a game night where laughter, conversation, and fun come easily. Along with delicious recipes, Dinner Table shares insights, cooking tips, benefits of eating together, inspiring art, and entertaining quotes.

Enjoy preparing and eating the tried-and-true recipes in this book. They are the "best of" recipes the authors' families and guests have enjoyed for many years. They are the recipes that have elicited comments such as, "WOW! This is amazing. Can I have the recipe?" and "You are the best cook. You should write a cookbook!"

The passion that the authors have for their "kitchen headquarters" will inspire you to have fun making your home an even sweeter Home Sweet Home. Embrace, Enjoy, Live, Love, Laugh, and EAT! "The kitchen is the heart of the home."The Four Sisters

Merle, Liz, Genia and Suzie, better known as the Epelbaum girls, were born in Montreal, Quebec and raised by two European parents who immigrated to Canada after World War II. The Epelbaum girls grew up in a home where dinners were sacred, food was very important, and restaurants were nonexistent. As adults, the four sisters went out on their own and took many inspiring and memorable family traditions with them that they now share with their family and friends. Each sister has a unique style, flare and interest in different kinds of foods and cooking. Creating an ambiance of fun and togetherness with family and friends is their form of art. They each share their healthy and delicious secrets, out-of-the-box foods for healing, funny stories and easy-to-learn games.  This is the first book all four sisters have written together. Read more at DinnerTableHQ.com.

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Inscription


by Christine Whittemore

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Inscription tells the intertwining stories of two women, living two thousand years apart. Aubrey writes at the end of the twentieth century, interpreting a hitherto unknown ancient manuscript. Marina is the scribe who writes that manuscript at the end of the first century AD, from her exile on an Italian island. As Aubrey transcribes Marina's struggle to survive in the ancient Roman world, her own buried story emerges. Her commentary on the manuscript becomes an encounter with a loss she has tried to forget. The two women touch across the centuries; Marina's two-thousand-year-old words change Aubrey's life.

"Clean, lean, superb prose; the quality of research; thoughtfulness; the subtle interweaving of the stories of two women divided by two millennia but drawn together by circumstance. It's not difficult to praise many components of this unusual and deeply moving historical novel, but what is less obvious, and in the end more profound, is Christine Whittemore's conspicuous achievement in writing a novel about both the consolation of fiction and of writing fiction."Kevin Crossley-Holland, poet, and author of The Seeing Stone and The Hidden Roads: A Memoir of Childhood

Christine Whittemore was born in England where she was brought up and educated; she has also lived in Italy, New York, Pennsylvania for many years, and France. She now divides her time between Pennsylvania and her native UK. She writes poetry, essays, and fiction. Her poems have appeared in many American and British journals and in anthologies. Her essays have appeared in several publications including Parabola, Islands, and New York Newsday. Among other awards she has received a Fellowship in Literature (Poetry) in 1998 from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Read more at Christine-Whittemore.net.

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First Do No Harm: A Dr. David Calder Mystery


by Daniel Reinharth

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Winter, 1997. Long Island, New York. Dr. David Calder has a patient, Dr. Roger Stone, whose hands are twitching, and Calder can't figure out why. Stone is also the President of CoMed, Calder's multi-specialty medical group. Could one of Stone's many personal or political enemies be killing him? Stone's unstable wife insists that this is the case. Calder's quest to unravel the medical mystery enmeshes him in medical politics, a decade-old research scandal, suicide, and murder. Meanwhile, Calder's "regular" life goes on, including caring for an autistic sister, and shepherding a remarkable patient through the terminal phases of a painful illness. Not to mention his Sherlock-Holmes-like sidelight of diagnosing strangers' ailments. Calder's cat-and-mouse chase of the murderer culminates in a dramatic showdown, exploding his preference for living life on the safer sidelines.

Dan Reinharth practices Internal Medicine on Long Island, NY. He appreciates good food, good drink, good friends, good books, a loving family, and a good night's sleep. He admires parents, teachers, and those who risk their lives for us. He believes in the Jewish proverb that saving a life is akin to saving the world. Some day he'll be the chess-playing center fielder for the New York Yankees. For now, writing books sustains him.

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A Catskill Slay Ride: A Dr. David Calder Mystery


by Daniel Reinharth

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Dr. David Calder has a side job. It's Spring 1997, and he's a reviewer for AQUA, the national HMO rating organization. His latest gig is in Montebello, a town in the Catskills next door to Centreville, which happens to be where his parents and autistic sister live. Not exactly a vacation, but should be rewarding. Until... AQUA's team is dysfunctional. His father drives him crazy. He's drawn into Centreville's latest and controversial save-ourselves-from-bankruptcy scheme. His once and future girlfriend reenters his life. And an AQUA coleague turns up dead. Once AQUA's president drags Calder into the murder investigation there's no turning back. Threats against him test his courage, but danger to his family drives him beyond his limits. The quest leads to an exciting climax in which Calder must draw upon all his resources to vanquish an implacable adversary.

Second in the Dr. David Calder mystery series, A Catskill Slay Ride finds Dr. Calder solving a murder mystery in the Catskills in 1997, where he's reviewing an HMO for the quality of the care they deliver, visiting his family, and rekindling his relationship with his long-time on-and-off girlfriend.

Daniel Reinharth, M.D., is a doctor of internal medicine and an enthusiast of chess and folk music. He writes medical murder mysteries and a weekly blog on medical subjects for patients, awordfromyourdoctor.com.

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Short Memoirs of a Long Life


by Esther Bogen

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Although Short Memoirs of a Long Life is a memoir, Esther Bogen's story is moving and humorous, educational and insightful, and serves as a personal history of a woman and a nation. Beginning with her early years with her "bubby" in 1930s New York, Esther goes on to weather a tumultuous marriage during World War II; the prejudices, as well as the hospitality, of the Southern states; living as a single mother during the post-Baby Boomer era; and includes an entertaining glimpse into the swinging era of the 1960s and 70s. Short Memoirs of a Long Life serves as a means to educate and inform the younger generations of the perseverance it took to survive through difficult times, while simultaneously allowing Esther and her contemporaries to stroll down memory lane of nearly eight decades of historical landmarks.

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The Relationship


by Rob Semple

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"A peculiar thing happens to people after they turn forty; inhibitions fall away faster than hair follicles. Self-discovery becomes the rage, and formerly sane people run out to get tattoos, climb mountains, and traverse the country by motorcycle. The search for our hidden selves may lead to a career change or simply be for our own fulfillment, but one thing's certain: if anyone thought we were crazy at twenty, take a look at us now..."

Everyone dreams of finding their soulmate and experiencing the type of timeless love affair that can happen but once in a lifetime. For those that do, it's more than just a relationship, it's The Relationship. Here's one man's story: When a forty-something lifelong bachelor meets his equal in forty-something, Kathy, he finally learns the meaning of love, but this former lone wolf has a lot of catching up to do in the romance department, and it won't come easy.

"Sometimes, I went to bed with Brooke Shields and woke up with Burt Reynolds. It was nothing a single blade razor and a shot of Bailey's in my coffee couldn't rectify, but temporarily disconcerting nonetheless." Told in linear fashion, The Relationship humorously chronicles a single couple from first meeting through the distant future, but primarily focuses on a month by month replay of their first year. Equal parts humor and romance, it's a modern romantic comedy and a love story for the ages. "There are no explicit sex scenes, nor is there foul language. There is plenty of innuendo though, and the book contains adult situations. This is a stand-alone piece, and probably best suited for Gen. X'ers, especially those that found love or are looking for love later in life.  Yet, I believe both young and old will also enjoy it. Thank you."Rob Semple

Rob Semple was born and raised on Long Island. He has been previously published in Long Island Pulse Magazine and The East Hampton Star. This is his first full-length published piece. For more information, please check out his website at RobertSemple.net, or his Robert Semple author page on Facebook.

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On the Rocks: A Dana Cohen Mystery (Volume 1)


by Rebecca Marks

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At forty-two, Dana Cohen has retired from her twenty-two-year career as a detective in the NYPD and moved back home to the rocky cliffs above Long Island Sound to take stock of her life. Her drinking has become problematic, and she increasingly relies on it as her life becomes more complicated. Her estranged husband, Pete Fitzgerald, surprises her at her house, armed with flowers and promises to finally be faithful. Although Dana sends him packing, when he’s later accused of murder, she jumps to his defense. He swears he’s innocent, and she wants to believe him. But with all the evidence pointing directly at him, reasonable doubt is a very scarce commodity.

Rebecca Marks is a Long Island native, with ties to relatives and friends still living in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. She practiced law and worked as a technical writer in Boston for years. With her husband, a Boston policeman-turned-glassblower, she raised six kids, performed in choral groups and local shows, and trained and showed their German Shepherd and Belgian Tervuren dogs. After her husband passed away, she moved back to New York and began fulfilling her lifelong dreamwriting fiction in earnest. She studies at the Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute. On the Rocks is Book 1 of her Dana Cohen Mystery Series.

Read more at RebeccaMarksAuthor.com.

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A Stirring in the North Fork


by Mark Torres

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A Stirring in the North Fork is a thrilling page-turner about the brutal and unsolved murder of a woman on Long Island nearly four decades ago. Driven by an unwavering passion, Savoy Graves, an out of work attorney, reconstructs the fragmented murder case and uncovers a series of heart-wrenching and shocking truths. Worlds collide as Graves struggles to identify those responsible for the murder in this gripping and tragic tale about love, self-discovery, redemption and most of all, a quest for justice.

Mark Torres is a husband, father, attorney and author. As an attorney, Mark proudly represents thousands of unionized workers in the Greater New York and Tri-State area. A Stirring in the North Fork is his debut novel.

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Hidden in Plainview: Poems by Gayl Teller


by Gayl Teller

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Gayl Teller's Hidden in Plainview is a celebration and an interrogation of our mortal world, seeking glimpses of the larger truths shrouded in the earth's lovely particulars.

Ultimately, to Teller, the secret heart of Plainview keeps revealing the human world with all our interconnections and mutual dependencies. She looks keenly and intimately at the unnoticed that is all around us in our everyday lives.

"One grows out of breath and admiration for this wise and touching poet whose vibrant language reverberates in memory."Colette Inez, American poet and Columbia University faculty member

Gayl Teller was the Nassau County Poet Laureate for 2009-2011. She is the author of six collections of poetry and the editor of Toward Forgiveness, An Anthology of Poems (Writers Ink, 2011), for which she received a NY State Council on the Arts Decentralization Grant for the Arts. She teaches at Hofstra University and directs the Mid-Island YJCC Poetry Series in Plainview, NY (recently found to be among the top 50 longest running poetry series in America). She continues to be involved in Stray Feet, a program she originated as Nassau County Poet Laureate, which is a roving poetry show visiting schools, senior centers and nursing homes.  

Ms. Teller's other awards include the Edgar Allan Poe Prize, the Peninsula Library Poetry Prize, a National Federation of State Poetry Societies Prize, a National League of American PEN Women Prize, and the Connecticut Writer Prize. She has conducted numerous poetry workshops and seminars and been the feature reader and lecturer at many universities, poetry centers, and libraries.
Read more at GaylTeller.com.

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The World Teacher for All Humanity


by Benjamin Creme

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Maitreya, the World Teacher, stands poised, ready to emerge into full public work. This book presents an overview of this momentous event: the return to the everyday world of Maitreya in July 1977 and the gradual emergence of His group, the Masters of Wisdom; the enormous changes that Maitreya’s presence has brought about; and His plans, priorities and recommendations for the immediate future. It discusses in detail the quality and capacity of Maitreya based on a series of articles written by Benjamin Creme’s MasterMaitreya as a great spiritual Avatar with immeasurable love, wisdom and power; and, as a friend and brother of humanity who is here to lead the whole of humanity into the New Age of Aquarius.

A lifelong student of the Ageless Wisdom teachingsfirst made available to the public in the late 1800s by H.P. Blavatsky and later by Alice A. BaileyBenjamin Creme has traveled the world for more than 30 years informing people that the greatest event in history is now unfolding. Humanity's Elder Brothersthe Masters of Wisdomare once again among us. Soon these ancient guardians of the human race will be working openly at our side, showing us how to live together in peacewith sharing, justice and Earth stewardship as the keynotes of a new civilization.

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The Awakening of Humanity


by Benjamin Creme

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A companion volume to The World Teacher for All Humanity, published in 2007, which emphasizes the nature of Maitreya as World Teacher, the Embodiment of Love and Wisdom.

The Awakening of Humanity focuses on the day when Maitreya declares Himself openly as World Teacher for the Age of Aquarius. It describes the process of Maitreya’s emergence, the steps leading to the Day of Declaration, and humanity’s response to this momentous experience.

Of the Day of Declaration Benjamin Creme’s Master says, "Never, before, will men have heard the call to their divinity, the challenge to their presence here on Earth. Each, singly, and solemnly alone, will know for that time the purpose and meaning of their lives, will experience anew the grace of childhood, the purity of aspiration cleansed of self. For these precious minutes, men will know afresh the joy of full participation in the realities of Life, will feel connected one to another, like the memory of a distant past."

This prophetic book gives readers hope and expectancy for the joyful, world-changing events which are on their way.

Scottish-born painter and esotericist Benjamin Creme has for over 30 years been preparing the world for the most extraordinary event in human historythe return of our spiritual mentors to the everyday world. Benjamin Creme has appeared on television, radio and in documentary films worldwide and lectures throughout Western and Eastern Europe, the USA, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Mexico. Trained and supervised over many years by his own Master, he began his public work in 1974. In 1982, he announced that the Lord Maitreya, the long-awaited World Teacher, was living in London, ready to present Himself openly when invited by the media to do so. This event is now imminent. Benjamin Creme continues to carry out his task as messenger of this inspiring news. His books, sixteen at present, have been translated into many languages. He is also the editor of Share International magazine, which circulates in over 70 countries. He accepts no money for any of this work. Benjamin Creme lives in London, is married, and has three children.

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A Beautiful Life with No Excuses: The Power of One Human Being


The Story of Raymond Riley by Maria Mantovano

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Inside is a story that is so compelling, so unbelievable and so heart wrenching that the reader will be astonished as tears fill their eyes when they see the power of this one human being. Raymond’s story was written to benefit the lives of thousands of people who have felt loss. It’s a story for any parent who has lost a child or faced any loss in their lives that was hard to overcome. Read how Raymond's faith carried him through marriage and the deaths of his children, and how his faith has fostered within him complete devotion to his mother for not abandoning him as a child. Raymond's faith has guided him through each chapter of his life, has given him strength, and has helped him overcame adversity and trials throughout his lifetime, while knowing he was going to live the beautiful life he was born to have no matter what challenges he faced.

"My passion is to inspire and uplift anyone who comes in contact with me by transforming their whole being through a series of spiritual coaching and beauty mentoring. I feel it takes the whole package to allow individuals to see the beauty in themselves. We must all possess the ability to be physically, emotionally and spiritually balanced to be complete. In writing this book, Raymond opened his heart to share with me the story of a powerful human being, and trusted me to put into words his story and what his soul could not express."Maria Mantovano

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Peter Abbott, P.I.


by Patricia Della Valle

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Look out Sam Spade! Move over Phillip Marlowe! There's a new guy in town. Peter Abbott is a private investigator of the 1950s. He has a droll sense of humor which combined with the suspense of the story makes for good reading. In this book, Peter is contacted by a German businessman he has worked for in the past. Gerhardt Maus is one of three partners in a multi-million dollar corporation. One of the partners has been found stabbed to death in his office, the murder weapon still embedded in his back. Gustave has called Peter before informing the police. He wants to know if the murder is personal or business-related, and he wants Peter to find out. Among the suspects are some glamorous dolls, assorted guys, and even Gustave's beautiful daughter, Minerva. Before the mystery is solved, there is another murder, and Peter becomes a suspect. Another Peter Abbott mystery is in the works.

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For Children and Young Adults...

Surviving Curtis Hall: The Lure of Blood

by L. A. Matthies

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Attempting to avoid the violence and drugs at Hibernia High, 16-year-old Tristen McCoy and his friends have transferred on a sports scholarship to the elite Curtis Hall boarding school. Hometown lacrosse heroes, the boys are tested as they attempt to assimilate into a student body where excelling is the norm. Tristen hones his leadership skills and sense of humor while finding his way in this new environment. He and his friends must rise to the challenge of competing with peers whose skills equal and perhaps surpass their own. Tristen's attention is soon captured by the beautiful and alluring Marcella Venier. Despite their different origins and upbringings, the two are drawn to each other. Marcella, compelled to live a clandestine life with dark secrets and a covert research mission, struggles with her desire to further her own designs and still remain in Tristen's world. Events spiral out of control, and a student is lost in the subterranean tunnels beneath the school's campus. Tristen and his friends stand accused of foul play, and in an effort to make things right, he enlists Marcella's help in organizing a search party. During the perilous rescue attempt, danger threatens to not only sever the bonds of friendship of the group, but take their lives as well. They hope they can survive until graduation.

Young Adult/Fantasy wins NABE 2013 Pinnacle Achievement Award! Read more about Linda and Surviving Curtis Hall at SurvivingCurtisHall.com.

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Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life

by Carole P. Roman

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Captain No Beard and his pirate ship the Flying Dragon set sail for a voyage of the imagination with his fearless crew of four: First Mate Hallie, Mongo the Monkey, Linus the Loudmouthed Lion, and Fribbit the Floppy Frog. Once they board his bed, their world is transformed into a magical vessel, sailing the seven seas on dangerous and exciting adventures! "Roman charms with an imaginative, whimsical picture book that will entertain even the oldest pirates." – Kirkus Reviews

Named to Kirkus Reviews' "Best of 2012" for Children's Indie Books for her first book, Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born. Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life has also received the Star of Remarkable Merit and has won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for 2012.

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Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience
A Captain No Beard Story (Series Book #2)

by Carole P. Roman

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The crew of the Flying Dragon are sailing again. This time, new crew member Pepper Parrot is having a hard time keeping up with the drills. Captain No Beard and his mates join together to help Pepper achieve her goals with patience and tolerance.

Captain No Beard, his First Mate Hallie and the crew of the Flying Dragon pirate ship are excited to welcome a new crew member – Pepper Parrot – today. But the drills are a major problem for Pepper Parrot to complete correctly since she does not know her left from her right. Her new friends show her some understanding, patience and a special trick that encourage her to have the confidence to become a real crew member. Her new discovery makes her look at herself in a more positive, confident way.

Teamwork and helping each other is the theme of this humorous children's book which also includes a subtle teaching tool for dyslexia. The crew of the Flying Dragon shows young readers that there is no need to be sad or frustrated over situations since we each have the ability to overcome when others around us are willing to patiently help and guide us towards progress and success. While we may not yet have the skills we desire at this time, each of us is able to improve and learn with confidence and guidance. So, when we find patience is needed and getting help looks bleak, the solution-oriented crew of the Flying Dragon can uplift anyone's spirits.

Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience, the second book in the Captain No Beard series, received 5 Stars from ForeWord Review-Clarion Review.

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Stuck in the Doldrums: A Lesson in Sharing
A Captain No Beard Story (Series Book #3)

by Carole P. Roman

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When the wind stops blowing, Captain No Beard and his crew, including First Mate Hallie, Linus the Lion, Fribbet the Frog, Mongo the Monkey and Polly the Parrot, are stuck on a desert island. Marooned with nothing to do, they begin to play and enjoy themselves. However, Captain No Beard has other ideas, bossing his crew around and making playtime cheerless for everyone. Soon, Captain No Beard decides he has had enough and storms off. When his ship is attacked by a giant squid, he realizes he needs his crew more than ever. Captain No Beard and his crew show young readers it's important to cooperate and share your belongings. The crew teaches us that if you want to have friends, then you must be a friend too.

Captain No Beard and his crew are at it again, but when the wind stops blowing, The Flying dragon gets stranded on a desert island. With his First Mate Hallie, Linus the Lion, Fribbet the Frog, Mongo the Monkey and Polly the Parrot, Captain No Beard has to find a way to use teamwork and understanding to solve the problem at hand. However, when Captain No Bread gets bossy and make playtime miserable for his crew, he soon finds himself alone and helpless when a giant squid attacks. Just when the Captain is in over his head, his faithful crew reunites and teaches him an important lesson.

Full of adventure and silliness, this lighthearted children's book teaches the importance of compromise, cooperation, taking turns and sharing. The crew of the Flying Dragon also demonstrates that even when there are disagreements, friends support one another. In additional to valuable lessons, Captain No Beard's adventure is full of the type of danger and excitement that's sure to keep young readers captivated and attentive from beginning to end. With undeniable charm, Captain No Beard and his crew teach young readers valuable lessons in life that can keep anyone out of the doldrums.

"His crew's frankness in explaining how to be both a friend and boss will teach children to speak up when their friends aren't being as considerate as they should be. Honesty and a genuine apology help heal the misunderstanding, giving way to cheerful fun and a beautiful lesson for kids. Once again, Roman delights with whimsical pictures, clever test, important lessons and plenty of pirate lingo." – Kirkus Reviews

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Strangers on the High Seas
A Captain No Beard Story (Series Book #4)

by Carole P. Roman

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Captain No Beard and the crew of the Flying Dragon welcome a new crew member when Cabin Girl Cayla joins the ship. Responsible for his little sister, Captain No Beard is not very happy, because he finds his newest charge a distraction. When faced with danger, the Captain must find a way to escape. While learning valuable lessons about strangers, the crew realizes not to judge somebody because they are young or small. Strength comes in all sizes!

When the Flying Dragon gets a new crew member, Captain No Beard soon discovers that every person is valuable in his or her own way. Responsible for his new crew member and baby sister, the Captain becomes unhappy with his situation and begins to think that being the Captain is hard work. However, when the dreaded Barnabas the Scurvey Dog begins to chase the Flying Dragon, the fearless Captain has to put aside his problems and keep everyone safe. In their race to escape, the Captain, his loyal First Mate Hallie, Mongo the Monkey, Linus the Lion, Fribbet the Frog and Polly the Parrot soon find out that help can come from the most unlikely of places.

The Captain's new adventure is the charming fourth entry in the Captain No Beard children's book series. With a delightful message that teaches children not to judge a book by its cover, this exciting journey will excite young readers as well as teach them valuable life lessons. While stressing the importance of never marginalizing someone because they don't look like they can help or keep up, the adorable crew teaches children the importance of not talking to strangers. Filled with thrilling adventure, this amusing book will teach children the important lessons of their lives, all while keeping them riveted from the very beginning.

Strangers on the High Seas has won second place in the Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards 2013. "Another victory on the high seas for Roman." – Kirkus Reviews

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The Treasure of Snake Island
A Captain No Beard Story (Series Book #5)

by Carole P. Roman

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After a fierce battle with a storm, the crew goes in search of treasure. Alexander, that is, Captain No Beard uses a map to locate it on the ominous sounding Snake Island. Bravely they dig until they find the best treasure ever!

The crew of the Flying Dragon is together again exploring the vast and beautiful oceans in search of treasure. A colorful sunrise sparks talk of how important books are in learning things. This is followed by a search for treasure, danger and a great reward. Once again, the crew learns that through teamwork, friendship and cooperation there is nothing that can stop them from exploring and discovering the treats the world has to offer.

Writing for children has opened up a whole second act for Carole. While she is still working in her family business, writing this very successful series has enabled Carole to share her sense of humor as well as love for history and culture with the audience she adores. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children.

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The Crew Goes Coconuts!
A Captain No Beard Story (Series Book #6)

by Carole P. Roman

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There is a storm brewing on the Flying Dragon, and it's not about the weather. When the crew finds themselves parched and not enough juice to go around, blame falls on Hallie's friend Matie the goat. Divided, they square off, ready for a fight and Captain No Beard must teach his crew that not only is bullying wrong, they must learn to value and respect each and every member of the crew. Watch the crew of the Flying Dragon learn an important lesson about being a true friend.

Author Carole P. Roman has just added another gem to her lineup of children's books in the Captain No Beard series. Roman's stories are swashbuckling adventures with a heartfelt message, and her new book is no exception.  In The Crew Goes Coconuts!, children learn how to confront bullying in a healthy manner that seeks to educate rather than shame. Roman's book empowers children to resist peer pressure by understanding that everyone has both strengths and weaknesses.

As the imaginations of cousins Hallie and Alexander bring their stuffed animals to life, the crew of critters is stranded alongside a desert island. The friends wish to refresh their thirst; however, the newcomer to the ship makes a critical error that draws the negative attention of the other shipmates. Miffed by Matty the Goat's mistake, the parched crew turns on the hapless greenhorn with cruel taunts and personal attacks. Captain No Beard steps in and expertly navigates the rough waters of bullying with sensible leadership that leaves everyone with a good taste in their mouths.

Learning to achieve success is complicated for children when schoolmates begin to taunt, bully and tease. The Crew Goes Coconuts! gently explores this ubiquitous issue in the safe environment of a fantastical story with familiar and approachable characters who quickly discover how to turn the situation around.

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I Want To Do Yoga Too

by Carole P. Roman

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Hallie and her mother go to the yoga studio. Hallie wants to join her mom's yoga class, but she isn't allowed. She complains to the babysitter, who gently guides her through four yoga poses. Hallie learns that not only is yoga easy, but fun as well.

Motivated by her love of yoga, Roman has written a book that not only teaches four poses, but shows how easy and accessible yoga can be.

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If You Were Me and Lived In... Mexico... France... South Korea... Norway... Kenya... Turkey... India... Australia... Russia... Portugal... Greece...
Peru... Hungary... Scotland...


by Carole P. Roman

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If You Were Me and Lived In... A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World is an exciting new children's series that focuses on learning and appreciating the many cultures that make up our small planet. Perfect for children from Pre-K to age 8, this book is a ground-breaking new experience in elementary education. Interesting facts and colorful illustrations help children realize that although the world is large, people all over the globe are basically the same.

Awarding winning author and former social studies teacher Carole P. Roman has combined her love of teaching with a fun new way to learn about people and different cultures around the world. If You Were Me and Lived In... combines Carole's teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us.

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Whaley's Big Adventure


by Alexander Luke

Presented by Carole P. Roman

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Join Whaley on his big adventure in the ocean as he meets whales of all different sizes.

Written and illustrated by 5 year old Alexander Luke, and presented by his grandmother, award-winning children's author Carole P. Roman, this oceanic adventure of whale-sized proportions will teach youngsters about the different whales that live in the oceans.

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A Day with Degas


by Sima Levy

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A Day with Degas is a fun, adventurous and interactive art history book for children. Paris is excited to paint her ballet dance trio in her mom's (Ms. Simone's) art class. Her inspiration was the style of the artist Edgar Degas. She was able to capture her own movements, but had difficulty illustrating the gracefulness of her friends Justine and Mary. She wished to meet Monsieur Degas for artistic guidance. Together with her best friend Manet, they say the magic word three times: "Wackadoey, wackadoey, wackadoey" and then away they blewy to the past to meet Degas in Paris, France. Degas teaches them to draw, erase, perfect and redraw. Although the artist is an impressionist painter, he takes his time completing his works and Paris learns that she should do the same. She returns to ballet school to sketch Justine and Mary and the outcome is perfection! Read A Day with Degas and you will experience a "Manet Day", learn to use your imagination to improve your art and feel coo-cooey, wackadoey. So what do you say?


Sima Levy was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and moved with her family to New York at the age of eight. Sima was inspired to teach art history to children in a way that encourages their creativity and interests, rather than being intimidating or boring! Seeing the children's eyes brighten and their ideas form is what motivated her to create Mothers Art World (MAW) and its series of art history books, teachers' curriculums, songs and videos. Art helps children use both sides of their brain, embracing expression and imagination to create a beautiful masterpiece! She studied economics and sociology at Queens College in New York, followed by an internship at Lehman Hutton on Wall Street. Her passion for the arts began when she was a buyer and merchandiser for Le Firme and later for Akris's at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Sima co-runs a program called "Learning to Look" at the Schechter Day School. She introduced MAW to Cohen's Medical Center and has the absolute joy watching children immerse in art and experience their own "imaginative ways". The characters in the book, Paris, Manet, Mary, Justine, Mays and Ms. Simone, all derived from her wish to bring the gifts of imagination, music, fun and facts to children. Her daughter Paris has inspired the character Paris. The rest of the MAW kids were inspired by her sons and students. Ms. Simone is a reflection of how the author teaches and displays art throughout her classroom. Sima is dedicated to her charity works. She's a member of the Women's Health Committee at Katz Women's Hospital, a member of the Autism Committee, and a member of the Sunrise Day Camp, a camp dedicated to children with cancer and their siblings, and a member of the UJA-Federation. Sima enjoys spending time with her husband Jason and her children Jordan, Logan and Paris. Most evenings, she can be found sitting in front her the computer dreaming about the next adventure for Paris, Manet and the gang. Read more at MothersArtWorld.com.

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A Rendezvous with Renoir


by Sima Levy

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Ms. Simone’s art class is studying the life and works of the impressionist artist, Pierre-August Renoir. Mary is fascinated with Renoir’s paintings of cafés and outdoors sights. She wishes to meet with Renoir and his friends in France to capture her own Parisian scenes and truthful moments. Together with her friend Manet, they say the magic word three times: “Wackadoey, wackadoey, wackadoey" and then away they blow to the past to meet Renoir in Montmartre, Paris, France. The artist teaches them how to capture snapshots of real life quickly with fluid brush strokes before the moment and light are lost. Mary and Manet also learn how the artist observes and paints flickering lights, children, women and very happy folks. Mary returns to her art class and paints what she observed in France. To her illustration, she adds her friends Renoir and Manet in a candid position. The outcome is superb! Read A Rendezvous with Renoir and you will experience a "Manet Day", learn to use your imagination to improve your art and feel coo-cooey, wackadoey. So what do you say?


Sima studied economics and sociology at Queens College in New York followed by an internship at Lehman Hutton on Wall Street. As a buyer and merchandiser for Le Firme and later for Akris at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City, Sima returned to her more creative passions. Sima teaches and co-runs an art program called “Learning to Look” at the Schechter Day School. She introduced Mothers Art World (MAW) to Cohen’s Medical Center and has had the absolute joy of watching children immersed in art while forgetting their pain and their illnesses even if just for two hours. Watching them experience their own “imaginative ways" impresses in Sima the power of creativity and artistic expression. Art helps children use both sides of their brains, embracing expression and imagination to create something wonderful. Teaching art history to youngsters in a way that encourages their creativity and interests rather than being intimidating is what inspires Sima to teach. The love she has for seeing their eyes brighten and their ideas form is what motivated the creation of MAW and its series of art history books, teachers’ curriculums, coloring books, songs and online projects. Paris, Manet, Mary, Mays, Justine and Ms. Simone all derive from Sima's wish to bring the gifts of imagination, music, fun and facts to children. Her own daughter with the same name inspired the character of Paris. The rest of the MAW kids were inspired by Sima's boys Jordan and Logan as well as the children that she has watched learn and grow while teaching them about art and creativity. Ms. Simone is a reflection of how Sima teaches and displays art throughout the classroom. She wants children to be able to experience art history in a way that inspires them to begin their own creations. All children (and adults too!) should have the experience of being told, “Great job,” “You can do it,” and “Bravo!” Making art gives children just that opportunity: to express, learn and feel a sense of accomplishment. Charitable work is a central part of Sima's life. She is a member of the Women’s Health Committee at Katz Women’s Hospital; a member of the Autism Committee on Long Island; is involved at Sunrise Day Camp, a camp dedicated to children with cancer; and a member of the UJA-Federation. She enjoys spending time with her husband and children. Most nights, when all are asleep, Sima can be found sitting at the computer dreaming about the next adventure for her six characters that she now calls "family". Have a fun and wackadoey experience! Read more at MothersArtWorld.com.

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A Visit with Vincent Van Gogh


by Sima Levy

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Mays is a poet and artist in Ms. Simone’s art appreciation class. The class is learning about the history and works of the Post-Impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh. As Mays gains knowledge about the style of Van Gogh, he realizes he has a lot in common with the artist. Like Van Gogh, Mays uses his feelings to guide his painting and writing, but he has a dilemma: he doesn’t know which to do first compose his poem or illustrate. Mays’ classmates Paris and Manet have a secret magic word that takes them to “The Land of Artists” and they decide to share their secret with Mays. They say “Wackadoey” three times and then bingo! They’re in the Netherlands with Mr. Van Gogh. The artist teaches them to quickly capture their feelings of real life situations with heavy paint and thick brush strokes. He assures Mays there is no set order when one is expressing oneself. Find out what happens when Mays returns back to art class. Read A Visit with Vincent Van Goghand you will experience a "Manet Day", learn to use your imagination to improve your art and feel coo-cooey, wackadoey. So what do you say?


Sima Levy created Mothers Art World (MAW) to give all children access to the world of art. Art is an essential part of every child’s development, helping them use both sides of their brain while embracing expression and imagination to create something wonderful. Studying art helps children understand the connections, shapes, colors and ideas that exist in every artist’s work. Teaching art history to children in a way that encourages their creativity and interest rather than being intimidating (or boring!) is the inspiration behind MAW’s Meet the Artist Series. Sima introduced MAW art appreciation to Cohen’s Medical Center and runs, trains and teaches at the Schechter Day School of Nassau County. Ms. Simone is a reflection of how Sima Levy teaches and displays art throughout the classroom. "I want children to be inspired by art history in a way that encourages them to begin their own creations. All children (and adults too!) need to experience being told ‘great job,’ ‘you can do it’, and ‘aren’t you awesome?’ Art gives children just that opportunity to express, learn and feel accomplishment. Charitable work remains a central part of my life. I’m a member of the Women’s Health Committee at Katz Women’s Hospital, a member of the Autism Committee, involved at Sunrise Day Camp, a camp dedicated to children with cancer, and a member of UJA’s Connection." Read more at MothersArtWorld.com.

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Max & Voltaire: Getting to Know You


by Mina Mauerstein Bail

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Max and Voltaire is the first in a series of illustrated books about how embracing both the familiar and the different can make our lives continually interesting and rewarding. The messages about making new friends, adapting to change, tolerance, lending a helping hand and getting along with others are gently handled through the filter of a cat, Max, and a dog, Voltaire, and a supporting cast of furry friends and bipeds. Their touching and humorous adventures in a small town in France and in other countries challenge us to think about how special every day can be and that no matter how bad a situation is, it can change for the better. A fun read for children and animal lovers of all ages, Max & Voltaire: Getting to Know You, is a middle grade (8-12 years of age) illustrated chapter book about how embracing both the familiar and the different can make our lives exciting and rewarding.

"In her first in a large format illustrated chapter book series for early fluent readers, author Mina Mauerstein Bail has written a two-part story (each with six chapters) that encourages readers to get along with others.

In part one, readers are introduced to a kitten named Max that has been adopted by the Cupcake family. The Cupcake family has a dog at their home, so Max resides permanently in the bakery they own. While he enjoys the company and snacking on croissants during the daytime, he becomes lonely during the evenings when the Cupcake family returns home to their dog. Madame Cupcake finds him a new home with a lovely customer, Madame Rosemarie, who already has three cats. Each cat has their own personality and, through mutual respect, all of the cats learn to adjust to each other’s traits so that they can all get along. Something they all have in common, however, is a fear of dogs.

In part two, Madame Rosemarie adopts a dog that was in need of more attention than his family could offer. This dog is aptly named after a famous French writer, Voltaire, who wrote about tolerance and respect for others. Once again the cats must adjust to this newcomer and in doing so they learn that there is no need to be afraid of others simply because they are different.

The author has used short sentence structures for beginner readers; and color illustrations break up the text of the easy to digest chapters. While taking in a story of new beginnings and the power of kindness and helping others, children will enjoy the fun names (Madame Cupcake), the snippets of humor that are injected throughout, and the French backdrop and glossary of French words.

Max & Voltaire: Getting to Know You would make a nice read-aloud for a group setting and is also suited to individuals who are newly independent readers."The Children’s Book Review

Mina Mauerstein Bail, a mother, grandmother and sociologist, was born in Italy and grew up in upstate New York. She has traveled extensively and has lived and worked in many countries around the world. She resides with her husband and family in New York City. This is her first children's book. Read more at MaxAndVoltaire.com and facebook.com/MaxAndVoltaire.

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It Feels Good to Be Me!


Written by Dana Livoti with Anne Oliveri

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Did you know that your natural state of being is to feel good?

When you are feeling good you are unstoppable! You are a creator! You are limitless! You are divine! This is who you truly are.

Learn to be a conscious creator by paying attention to your thoughts, feelings and visualizations. Know that this is a choice you make. For when you feel worried, afraid, nervous or doubtful, it is your true self nudging you to shift your thoughts back to what feels good.

Create the life you were meant to live by thinking, feeling and seeing the true essence of you. You are spectacular! You are grateful. You are peaceful. You are safe. You are secure, and, most of all, you are empowered to make all your dreams come true.

Go ahead, say it“It feels good to be me!”

Dana has been teaching in the South Huntington School District for 16 years. She has taught second grade and currently teaches first. Dana received two Suffolk BOCES Educational Technology Integration Grant Awards in the areas of Character Education and Writing. She has a BS degree in Art Therapy, an MS degree in Elementary Education, and an MS degree in Instructional Technology, all from LIU CW Post. Dana lives in Halesite, NY with her husband, Joe, and stepson, Joey, along with her two dogs, Jack and Yugi, and cat, Prego.

Anne was a first grade teacher in the South Huntington School District for 13 years. She received the Barnes and Noble Teacher of the Year Award in 2013 in the local region. Her teaching career has taken on a new look for she is now devoting her time to bringing the teachings of It Feels Good To Be Me! to as many children, parents and educators that she can reach. Anne has a BS degree in Marketing and Management from Siena College and an MS in Elementary Education from L.I.U. C.W. Post. She lives in Greenlawn, NY with her husband Anthony, children, Lauren and Scott, and her cat, Charlotte.

Read more at ItFeelsGoodToBeMe.com.

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Chermpf (The Cats of Nova, Volume 1)


Written and Illustrated by William S. Russell III

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Everyone should have a name...

With that thought, Gracie Fisher steps into her backyard on a moonlit summer night. Leaving her sleeping parents behind, following her nervous cat, Roscoe, and a kitten harboring an ancient secret, she embarks on an adventure leading far beyond her father's vegetable garden, to a domed forest-city tethered to the Moon. There, she faces a terrible danger from the prehistoric past and a grave threat to all humanity.

Chermpf is a fantasy adventure for advanced middle grade readers. It will also appeal to people of all ages who suspect their cats know more about the workings of the universe than they let on, such as folding time and space and the potential menace of winged spiders.

William S. Russell III lives in New York with his lovely wife, Susan, and three cats, Miss Meep, Joon-Yip and, of course, Chermpf. In a previous one of his nine lives, William was a post-secondary special education teacher. He hopes to be a steeplejack in the next. Read more at borderstationpress.com and facebook.com/BorderStationPress.

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The Yellow Ball


by J.T. Stewart

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Evan’s yellow ball is missing! It’s his very favorite toy, given to him by his grandparents. This is terrible! Some toddlers might cry, but not Evan. He climbs out of his crib, gets dressed, and sets off to search the farm for his missing toy. It’s a big farm though, and Evan’s going to need some help finding his ball. Lucky for Evan, he’s got lots of animal friends. Binky the squirrel, Woody the pig, and Dimples the duck all agree to help Evan search the farm for his favorite toy. Even Lucy the turtle joins in the hunt, although she keeps falling behind her friends. Can Evan and his friends find his ball? And can they do so before Evan’s parents find his empty crib and start to worry? The answer lies in The Yellow Ball.

A charming read-aloud story for toddlers, and an easy starter book for developing readers, J. T. Stewart’s The Yellow Ball includes whimsical illustrations and an unexpected twist sure to make children and parents giggle with surprise. Join the hunt for Evan’s ball!  You’ll be glad you did.

J. T. Stewart lives on Long Island, NY with her husband Gary and son Evan. A court reporter for many years, Stewart began writing children’s books while at home with her son. She and Evan love reading together, and he inspired The Yellow Ball.

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Harmony Hears a Hoot


Written by Fara Augustover

Illustrated by Tim Williams

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Harmony Hears a Hoot is a children's book about a young owl name Harmony who relates to kids with and without hearing loss and teaches tolerance with her adventures! Follow Harmony on her first day of school as she meets new friends, enjoys her classes, and teaches everyone what it's like to have something unique about themselves.

Fara Augustover, M.A. CCC-SLP, is a Speech-Language Pathologist who worked several years in a nonprofit clinic in New York City where she developed a specialty in auditory oral therapy. In 2013, she founded Island Wide Speech, a private practice, in Bellmore (Long Island), NY. Ms. Augustover has presented her research on the social conversational skills of children with hearing loss in peer to peer environments at national and local conventions. Read more about Harmony Hears a Hoot and Ms. Augustover and her work at harmonyhearsahoot.com.

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Wandering Ronnie and Rickey: An Adventure in Space


by Barbara Goldman

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When Ronnie’s Uncle Leonardo comes to visit his favorite nephew one cold winter night, he brings a gift: a magical wishing ball. The adventure begins as Ronnie makes a wish to travel to Outer Space. Narrated by Rickey, Ronnie’s pet dog, this humorous and educational children’s story is told in a rhyming fashion. Read more at facebook.com/WanderingRonnieAndRickeyAnAdventureInSpace.

Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Barbara Goldman now calls Long Island, NY her home. She is a writer, director, producer, filmmaker and actor who got her inspiration for this book from her children and grandchildren. She can be reached at goldbarproductions@hotmail.com.

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The Love Within


Written by Parvati Om

Illustrated by Jennifer Sternkopf and Parvati Om

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The Love Within was written to teach children, both young and old, that there is a magnificence beyond what our minds can see in the phenomenal world. To teach them that they are never alone and that there this Eternal Love is part and parcel of themselves. It is the hope that all readers will someday contemplate this knowledge and discover the true unconditional Love that is within themselves. Thus becoming a beacon of this love to everyone they meet.

Parvati Om (Erin Quell) has 15 years’ experience in yoga. She started with Patricia D'Angelo and Angela Caruso, devotees of Sri Swami Bua in 2000. In 2007, Erin found her Guru Sri Dharma Mittra and graduated from the Dharma Yoga (DY) Life of a Yogi (LOAY) 200 Hour Teacher Training. Study with Sri Dharma Mittra enhanced her practice by redirecting her attention to the ultimate goal of yoga, the unification with the True Self. Parvati graduated from the DY 500 hour advanced training in October 2008. In August 2012, she received a certificate of completion for the DY LOAY 800 hour teacher training and received certification to teach advanced yoga techniques specific to this lineage. She continues to study with her Guru on a frequent basis and is sincerely committed to the Holy Science of Yoga. Parvati Om received certification to teach Prenatal Yoga and Restorative Yoga at the North Carolina School of Yoga (Shanti Niketan Ashram), which was founded by Chandra Om, a senior disciple of Sri Dharma Mittra. Parvati Om visits the ashram often in order to further establish herself in yogic practices and deepen her understanding of universal love. Read more at LoveYogaShala.com.

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Miguelito Leaves Cuba for America: A True Story


Written by Michael Ruiz, Jr.

Illustrated by Dwight Nacaytuna

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Miguelito Leaves Cuba for America is a testament to the arduous quest for precious freedomfound in Americaand the dear price that a Cuban family has to pay to finally reach the great "melting pot" of the United States. The book is also a picturesque narration of a small, happy Cuban family. This is a very touching story of a little boy growing up in Communist Cuba, his beloved familia, Mamá Isela, Papá Miguel, Grandma Maria, friends, dogs and chickens. Yet, it was indeed a frightening time for Miguelito.  However, after a very long, adventurous journey on a boat to Africa and then New York City, this moving story has a strong moral and joyous ending. This is a memoir that every American child should read and every family should have on their bookshelf at home.

A portion of the proceeds of this book will benefit Cuban charities.

Michael Ruiz escaped from Communist Cuba as an eight year old boy. With his mother and father, he left on a cargo boat which departed for Africa. From Havana, Cuba, to Morocco, Africa, and then to Portugal, and finally to New York City, America, it was a unique and incredible adventure for a little boy. Mike Ruiz went on to Brooklyn to join relatives, then to enjoy American freedom. After college, he would become a teacher of English, Spanish and Italian, as well as a tennis coach. He married and had two wonderful children, Michelle and Stephen. After 30 years, Mike Ruiz is still teaching at Manhasset Middle School and High School on Long Island, NY. With a great passion, he loves su familia, his two childrenwhom he calls the brilliant light of his lifehis granddaughter Hayden, wife Lida, father Miguel, his wife Sandra, and brother Miguel Alejandro.

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Swimming the Long Island Sound


Written and Illustrated by Jessica Zamichielli

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A little girl's love of swimming takes her on an adventure across the Long Island Sound.

A girl named Jessica loves to swim. She practices swimming every day. Jess loves swimming so much that she said to her parents, "I want to swim the Long Island Sound." Her mother replied, "Honey, that may not be a good idea. There are a lot of dangerous things out there in the ocean."  And, so Jessica's adventure begins.

Young author Jessica Zamichieli loves to draw, write and swim in her free time.

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Cooking with Mr. C.


Written by John Contratti

Illustrated by Romney Vasquez

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Find out how a year in Mr. C.'s class turns Scottie Turner into an amazing student. By cooking every day, Scottie quickly learns he can be whatever he wants to be when he grows up.

John Contratti has been an elementary school teacher for twenty-five years and is also a professional cook. He has cooked on the Hallmark cooking show Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn which was produced by Martha Stewart. He has also appeared on the television dramas Royal Pains and The Americans. He has a hugely successful cooking blog called Cooking With Mr. C. He is a big supporter of the organizations Children's Health Fund, Broadway Cares, and Keen Company. Mr. Contratti resides in New York. Read more at John's blogs... CookingWithMrC.Wordpress.com and facebook.com/CookingWithMrC.

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