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Book Release: Mind Tavern: Essential Music Playlists for the Headphone Generation

This book is about the best ‘Headphone Music’ ever recorded, at least in the opinion of California writer, Stark Hunter-a baby boomer and old hippie, born in 1952. With a lifetime of listening to all genres of music under his belt, it is his opinion this book contains the best music to hear while wearing headphones, or in today’s vernacular, ear buds. Consisting of 27 recommended “headphone” playlists, Hunter spent 13 years reading and researching articles on classical and contemporary music history, plus spending hundreds, perhaps thousands, of hours exploring and listening to recommended albums, cassettes and 8-track tapes, a majority of which were popular in the booming postwar era of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.

It is hoped the readers of this book will approach these music playlists with calm and curious equanimity. It is also recommended that the reader actually makes the effort to look up these carefully chosen musical masterpieces, and spend quality time listening to them, preferably wearing headphones or ear buds. That is the point of this book.

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Book Release: The Wrong Life

On the outside, Samantha has it all: money, looks, opportunity, love. But on the inside, Samantha is different. She can’t stop making bad choices. She’s restless and often reckless. In The Wrong Life, we meet Samantha’s family, friends, doctors, lovers, spouse, and her children, all of whom she enlists for help in her constant search for that one elusive thing—happiness.

When Samantha meets Alice, both their lives have fallen into disarray. They develop strong ties as they help each other through dark times. They are soulmates.

Kelly Anne Johnson loves red lipstick, perfectly manicured nails, and strong men. She and Samantha get along so well as college roommates that after school they move together to NYC. Kelly has a lot to say about relationships.

Jay Anthony Russo meets Samantha in high school. He’s been attracted to Samantha forever and regularly shows up wherever she settles—no matter her relationship status.

When Samantha meets Dennis McKenzie, she believes she has found her true love, her protector, and the right life, the one she’s been searching for all this time. Dennis is a celebrated surgeon who adores Samantha, and although he’s aware of her problems, he’s certain he can fix whatever’s wrong and that they’ll be the perfect couple.

And Samantha feels that way too—for a time—until the fear, doubt, and questions creep back in: Did I choose the wrong life? Is there a right life?

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Book Release: Pocket Dog

Pocket Dog is a smart, upmarket rom-com about Ollie Allyinphree, a hapless and perpetually single (if charmingly nerdy) research librarian in Boston. When Ollie comes into a sizeable fortune, he begins to receive marriage proposals from women all over the world. One relationship after another falls through until, with the help of a long-lost twin brother and a mysterious tiny rescue dog, Ollie learns how to overcome his passivity and take the risks that lead him to find and name what he truly wants.

Pocket Dog explores themes of taking risks in relationships and decision-making, the limits of knowledge and logic, and the meaning of love.

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Book Release: Teaching Motor Skills to Children with Cerebral Palsy and Similar Movement Disorders: A Guide for Parents and Professionals, Second Edition

Teaching Motor Skills to Children with Cerebral Palsy and Similar Movement Disorders has helped countless parents and special needs teachers for more than a decade, won the Independent Publisher Award Bronze Medal, and is now revised and expanded in this new edition.This useful guide is filled with easy-to-follow exercises and therapeutic activities demonstrated in 318 photos. They show you how to implement frequently recommended home instructions. These and the revised background information help you to better partner with your child’s physical therapist. Enjoy the insightful real-life anecdotes humanizing the text. Frequently asked questions, chapters on daily stretching, on staying physically fit and having fun, and on the newest trends in intensive short-term interventions round out this comprehensive new edition.

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Book Release: To Whom it Concerns

It’s been a long hot season filled with many ups and downs. Everyone has worked so hard to get to this point-the final game. But ugh. It’s 90 degrees, no shade and no breeze. It’s going to be a miserable day…or is it?

To Whom It Concerns, unfolds with a mix of humor, anxiety, and overwhelming pride, inning by inning, as Lia-Mae Kass captures the intense emotions of a mother watching her son navigate the challenges of a baseball game with Autism. Michael, equipped with determination and the unwavering support of Coach Carter, his teammates, and his family, steps onto the field. Readers are invited into a world where every crack of the bat and every missed play becomes a moment of triumph and self-discovery—a celebration of resilience on the baseball diamond.

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Book Release: Professor Wiztinkle and Ginormous Jay vs. Fartina Stincovich!


We are very excited to announce the release of Jeff Pfeiffer’s latest book, Professor Wiztinkle and Ginormous Jay vs. Fartina Stincovich!

Blimps/dirigibles! Sewers, rats, cheese, and a mutant alligator! A flying van! A scorpion drone! Karate! A frikkin‛ Demolecularizer for crying out loud! Not to mention a robot dog versus a real dog! Who‛s got the better sniffer?

Are you sure you‛re ready for this? Okay, but it‛s pretty awesome, so I hope that you are truly, once and for all ready for this. What is this? If you have to ask, maybe you‛re not really ready for this. You are really, really ready, you say? For this?
Okay, okay.

This is the first of many stories about Professor Wiztinkle and Ginormous Jay. Who are they? You keep asking questions like you‛re not ready for this. I‛ll tell you anyway. They are a super science technologist duo. They live in University City and work in the science and technology department of O! State University, which lies at the heart of University City. When they‛re not inventing amazing inventions of amazement, they‛re called upon to be superheroes, if you will, to save the city and sometimes the world.

Professor Wiztinkle is a super genius and one half of the amazing duo, the other half being his super-science partner Ginormous Jay, a hyper-intelligent gorilla in a leather jacket and a unitard. Together they must face the villain of the sewers, Fartina Stincovich, as she and her cohort—Billy “Buttface” McFarter and accompanying stenchmen—threaten to drop dirty diapers into the Old n‛ Grungy river, and more terrible still, into University City‛s water supply!

So I ask you again: Are. You. Ready. For. This?

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Book Release: Little Pig’s Big Shot

What a wonderful accomplishment for Jeanie Smallwood on the publication and release of her new book, Little Pig’s Big Shot!

Little Pig’s Big Shot is the biblical story of David a Goliath adapted into the three little pigs. While everyone knows about the big bad wolf that blew the houses down, not everyone is well versed in Bible stories. Little Pig took the wolf out with just a sling and a stone because his faith was in God alone and knew God would use him, in spite of his size. Just as God made David courageous, strong and wise, he’ll do the same for you, no matter your size. Read the Bible, it will give you wisdom within. God will fight your battles for you and you’ll win.

Jeanie Smallwood loves to write children’s stories about the friendship, love, and kindness of God. With colorful illustrations and heartfelt characters, Jeanie aims to inspire readers to be confident, brave, loving, kind, and to know how special they are.

Jeanie lives in Ohio with her husband. She treasures time with her family, prayer, worship, sharing the word of God, and  enjoys writing Christian poetry.

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