The Beauty of The Fall by Rich Marcello


Dan Underlight, a divorced, workaholic technology executive, suffers lingering grief over the death of his ten-year-old son, Zack. When Dan’s longtime friend and boss fires Dan from RadioRadio, the company that he helped create, he crashes and isolates himself.
Willow, a poet and domestic violence survivor, helps Dan regain his footing. With her support, Dan ventures on a pilgrimage of sorts, visiting Fortune 500 companies to flesh out a software start-up idea. He then recruits three former RadioRadio colleagues and starts Conversationworks, a company he believes will be at the vanguard of social change.
Guided by Dan’s leadership, Conversationworks enjoys some early successes, but its existence is soon threatened on multiple fronts. Will Dan survive the ensuing corporate battles and realize the potential of his company? Or will he be defeated by his enemies and consumed by his grief?


Audrey of Farmerton by M. Gregg Roe

Growing up in a poor village in Andoran’s Realm, Audrey’s only goal was to move somewhere else. Anywhere else. An incident involving a group of young adventurers provides her with the means to get herself to the fabled Witch’s City, but nothing goes quite as planned. The city is daunting, filled with magic, intrigue, and an assortment of odd characters, not all of them human. Audrey finds herself in a living situation that is both unexpected and awkward. She struggles to adjust to her new life as she seeks to acquire an education, make friends, and find romance. And along the way she discovers her life’s calling, something that she had never expected.

This is a wonderful book

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Last of The Third by John Lindholm

Twenty-two year old Shawn McMaster hasn’t been seen since the last time he played baseball four years ago. But when a chance meeting with Quail Township’s eccentric lures him out of hiding, he learns how much he’s missed, and the shocking truth of how little time he has to save his family’s — and his hometown’s — way of life. In his debut novel, John Lindholm investigates and reflects upon love, loss, and the clash between contemporary, suburban living and simple, small-town life. Oh, and baseball…While football may have taken over as America’s national pastime, in some parts of the country, baseball still reigns supreme. Lindholm’s fictional hamlet of Quail is no exception. Readers of “Last of the Third” will experience the game both from the front row as a fan and also from inside the head of the player. Like the participants in the Milwaukee Brewers’ Sausage Race, the story arcs in “Last of the Third” charge to their conclusions with all the twists and turns of Game 7 of a playoff series.

A Great Baseball Story.
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Human Relations Indie Book Award Contest

2016 Human Relations Indie Book Awards Judging Guidelines

The purpose of the Human Relations Indie Book Awards is to recognize indie authors who have written books with a human relations focus related to various interactions among people in different settings such as work, organizations, school, home, family or in personal lives. Book entries for the 2016 Human Relations Indie Book Awards should be published between 2010 and 2016 and must be received in print version (no ebooks accepted) and written for an English speaking audience.Books can be self-published, independently published or have a creative or scholarly writing approach from smaller publishing companies or presses where the author had a voice in the publishing process.

Each contest category (depending on the number of entries) will recognize Gold, Silver and Bronze Winners and Honorable Mention (s) may also be given to recognize honorable writing in the area of human relations. All book entries will also be considered for Director’s Choice awards who exhibit outstanding writing in the area of Human Relations and the selected Director’s Choice winners will receive the following: a book tweeting package provided by, a social media press release provided by Online PR Media and a cinematic trailer provided by International Book Promotion.

Each author should complete a book submission form with three copies of the book and the entry fee for each entry. Authors may enter more than one book category, but will need to mark the additional categories on the book submission form and add the additional entry fee for each category. Entry fees should be paid in check in U.S. dollars or sent with a U.S. postal service money order. No books will be returned after the contest and will be donated to libraries, charities, educational programs or those in need. Entry fees start at $65.00 for the first category ($55.00 for the first category if entry is postmarked by October 1, 2016), $45.00 for the second category and $35.00 for the third category.

2016 Human Relations Indie Book Awards final deadline for entry is November 7, 2016, but earlier entries are encouraged to allow more time for judging the book entries. Winners will be announced on or before Dec. 15, 2016.

Judges names will not be posted due to confidentiality. Books will be judged on book content, book organization, book presentation and the human relations message conveyed in the book. Judges decisions are final.

A broad range of book categories will provide authors the opportunity to enter one or more categories that may be related to the book’s human relations content. There are over 30 categories that include topics related to human relations issues, children’s books with a human relations focus, poetry human relations books and general human relations categories.

If you would like to enter-simply request a book submission entry form by filling out the contact form or sending your email to: Thanks!

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Special Promotion For Author David Emerson Swainbank

See books for author David Emerson Swainbank
some are free and others on Sale on Amazon

September 10 thru September 18th 2016

7 Simple Tricks To Remembering Names by Travis Tyler

7 Simple Tricks To Remembering Names

By Travis Tyler

How To Recall Names of People You Meet


This is a wonderful book to help us remember the names of those people that we meet.  I know that I will be using many of these tricks to help me remember not only the names of those people that I meet, but also information about them.  Within the book are several ways for you to remember and help improve your memory.