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The Cure For The Common Sermon
by Dr. Larry K. Richardson
Imprint: Putnam & Smith
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-939986-00-9
Release: Available Now
Retail price: $12.95
 

Why have sermons historically been linked to all things suffered in the name of boredom?  The Cure For The Common Sermon illustrates through real life examples, anecdotes and personal experiences the deserved reputation sermons have acquired, and the challenges facing ministry professionals as they struggle to hold the attention of their congregation. This book introduces a wide array of public speaking fundamentals that equip pastors with the tools needed to make sermons more interesting, entertaining, powerful and even memorable. Moreover, this book is for anyone who needs to improve their own public speaking skills whether they need to deliver an introduction at a fundraiser or speak at a trade conference.

 

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C.I.B. 1969
by Rick Seaman
Imprint: Putnam & Smith
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-939986-05-4
Release: Available Now
Retail price: $16.95

C.I.B 1969, A Combat Infantryman’s Journey follows a Vietnam Veteran’s trip into hell and a soul-searching look at the way back to the life left behind.  This story is based on the memoirs of 20 year old army grunt Rick Seaman, from the jungled swamps of enemy territory in South Vietnam to an ongoing, forty year battle with the demons of PTSD. While in Vietnam, the story exposes an amazing event that transpired between a young North Vietnamese soldier and a few desperate American recon troops including Seaman himself.  Seriously wounded just minutes later, Seaman entered the next phase of warfare as a patient in a ward full of very young double and triple amputees from the Vietnam War. The final chapters chart his course through the raging waters of anti-war fervor, personal challenges and his mission to create positive strategies for taking down the negative forces that cripple so many returning war fighters.

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Snake Oil

by Nathaniel L. Bliss

Imprint: Putnam & Smith

Format: Paperback

ISBN:978-1-939986-12-2

Release: Available Now

Retail price: $16.95

Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, protagonist Tony has lived a not so bad life...a good family, good schools.  So, how to explain his ill-spent adult life in hard drugs and sexual depravity in the 80's and then his rise and fall in the telemarketing business.   For a man who was well read, handsome, witty and charming with the gift-of-gab, he could've had a more respectable life and lifestyle.  But, that wasn't for him.  He was a pirate at heart with insatible desires.

 

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Ripple Effect:

The Murder of the Australian Prime Minister

by Scott Cooper

Imprint: Putnam & Smith

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-939986-15-6

Release: Available Now

Retail price: $16.95

Ripple Effect: The Murder of the Australian Prime Minister by Scott Cooper is the true account of an intricate web of illicit affairs, murder, and how the manipulation of the great friendship between Harold Holt and Lyndon Johnson led to the corruption of a government, and the assassination of a Prime Minister. It is the story of a naïve but effective plan hatched by the leader of Australia’s fledgling Intelligence Service thwarted an enemy, toppled a government and fooled a nation.

 

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The Essential Armchair Guidebook to Winning Survivor

by Dr. Larry Richardson

Imprint: Putnam & Smith

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-937061-91-3

Release: Available Now

Retail price: $16.95

The Essential Armchair Guidebook to Winning Survivor is a tribute to this granddad of TV Reality competition shows and serves as the definitive guidebook, giving a step-by-step road map to winning the game.  This book examines the winners and losers, extrapolating requirements to outwit, outlast and outplay opponents. The Essential Armchair Guidebook for Winning Survivor is filled with strategies, tips, facts, trivia and anecdotes from all the seasons, making it a great fan read and a better examination of strategy and social acceleration.

 

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Spike Diet

by Russ Branjord

Imprint: Putnam & Smith

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 978-0-615328-76-8

Release: Available Now

Retail price: $16.95

 

Spike Life is a weight loss book written for people who struggle with diets and losing weight just like the author Russ Branjord did for most of his life. Russ battled obesity on the front lines and he shares his experience and knowledge that helped him lose 100+ lbs and more importantly maintain it.  At the heart of Spike Life is a simple trick that allows you to lose weight without giving upthe foods you love. Feeling deprived pushed Russ over the edge and he gave in. What happened after was a miracle. Not only did this day of indulgence clear his mind but he lost weight, this was the beginning of the Spike Lifestyle.

 

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The Treasure of Bitter Creek

by Larry Richardson & Tom Richardson

Imprint: Putnam & Smith

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-939986-21-4

Release: Spring 2018

Retail price: $16.95

The Treasure of Bitter Creek, by Larry Richardson & Tom Richardson is a story of the exploits and adventures of western heroes and Montana lawmen Sheriff C.J. Mason and Deputy Thorn Hickum, from their young wrangling days in 1890 in the turn-of-the-20th century Coulson, Montana.

 

The Treasure of Bitter Creek follows as Mason and Thorn discover an illegal mining operation on the Cheyenne Indian Reservation, and vow to shut it down. Unknown to them, the ruthless company in charge has found the mother of all copper fissure veins, and will stop at nothing to extract all of its riches, including hiring an assassin to eliminate these two troublesome lawmen.

 

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Bitch: A Definitive & Restorative Guide

by Arnette Wright Travis

Imprint: Putnam & Smith

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-939986-20-7

Release: Spring 2018

Retail price: $16.95

A Real Freshman

by Dr. Jeffrey L. Millman

Imprint: Putnam & Smith

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-939986-09-2

Release:Available Now

Retail Price: $16.95

Real Johnson is about to start Yale University in the fall of 1963. This is the beginning of a humorous journey dealing with every thing from admission interviews, SAT test, buying a wardrobe, roommates, drugs, drinking, cheating, honor codes, and true love during a very interesting period in our history. As per Bob Dylan "The times they are a changing" This was evident with the three biggest events of that school year, the assassination of John Kennedy, the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, and Cassius Clay winning the heavyweight crown by knocking out Sonny Liston. Real's journey, his education and maturation is a story that will appeal to everyone about to go to college,currently in college, has graduated from college, or should have gone to college. In other words just about everybody except people who need to look for hidden meanings in Shakespeare or liked movies by Fellini.

 

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Living On The Edge
by Sam Childers
Imprint: MGP
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-4675962-7-5
Release: Available Now
Retail price: $18.95
 

Living on the Edge is a compelling, first-person account by Sam Childers, the “Machine Gun Preacher,” of his continuing battle to help the orphan children of East Africa. It’s the follow-up to Sam’s 2009 best-seller, Another Man’s War.  Living on the Edge picks up where the first book left off. Childers explains how the same love of action and adrenaline that made him a local legend as a drug dealer and biker, was redirected by God to hunting the Lord’s Resistance Army and rescuing children, some as young as five, from terrifying lives as killers and sex slaves.

  

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The Big Horn

by Larry Richardson & Tom Richardson

Imprint: Putnam & Smith

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-939986-11-5

Release: Available Now

Retail price: $16.95

Set in the wake of General Custer's tragic massacre at the Little Big Horn, The Big Horn tells us the story of a celebrated steamboat captain who rescued  the tragic survivors of the 7th Calvary forcing him to bury a fated gold shipment along the banks of the Little Big Horn to make room for the wounded.

 

Thirty years later, while tryinfg to solve a murder, a Montana lawman stumbles upon a clue that might not only solve the crime, but possibly lead to the whereabouts of the gold, a discovery that puts him on a collision course with those determined to stop him.

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Its OK to be Beautiful:

Heavenly Whispers to a Broken Heart

by Simone M. Leslie

Imprint: Putnam & Smith

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-939986-14-6

Release: Available Now

Retail price: $24.95

Occasionally you will read a book that seems to understand who you are and where you are at. It can leave a profound mark on your soul and change your path for good. This book is a raw gem offering transparency and Truth taking you on an eventful journey that offers healing, understanding and love, pointing you toward your own profound revelation and change.

 

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The Reason (DVD)

by Rick Seaman

Imprint: Putnam & Smith

Format: Paperback

UPC: 4023241521

Release: Available Now

Retail price: $16.95

The setting for The Reason, an edu-drama, is 1969 at a small college peace festival, laced with rock music, anti-war protesters, hippie students and activist literary professor, Lynn Burnette. Most media has pronounced American involvement in the Vietnam War to have begun in 1961 with President John F. Kennedy, with a deeper commitment under President Lyndon B. Johnson in March of 1965. What this film reveals, however, is the misconceptions and errant policy-making regarding Vietnam that began as early as 1917 with President Woodrow Wilson.

 

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Survivor Drivers (DVD)

by Rick Seaman

Imprint: Putnam & Smith

Format: DVD

UPC: 1588207372

Release: Available Now

Retail price: $16.95

The Survivor Drivers Defensive Driving Program was created by professional stunt drivers who put themselves in harm’s way on a daily basis while performing for motion picture and television productions.   These stunt drivers have now taken the same training experiences that prepared them for hair-raising movie scenes and applied them to a program for the everyday driver who never gets to experience dangerous driving moments until they actually take place.

 

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The Showdown at Yellowstone

by Larry Richardson & Tom Richardson

Imprint: Putnam & Smith

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-939986-17-7

Release: Available Now

Retail price: $16.95

The Showdown at Yellowstone is a story of glory, despair and redemption, as it traces the exploits of the Montana lawman team of Sheriff C.J. Mason and Deputy Thorn Hickum, from their young wrangling days in 1890 to a wild decade of perilous adventures.

 

Just as they breathe easy, an accidental explosion at a steamboat warehouse uncovers a bizarre set of clues that convince them the President of the United States is targeted for assassination. They vow to prevent this plot, but it looks like an inside job, so they are on their own. Their intervention takes them from Washington DC to Yellowstone, where the President loves to vacation, unaware that he just placed himself in the greatest danger of his life.

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Women's March Los Angeles:

Hear Our Voice, Hear Our Story

by Emiliana Guereca & Deena Katz

Imprint: Putnam & Smith

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-939986-18-4

Release: Available Now

Retail price: $29.95

Women’s March Los Angeles: Hear Our Voice, Hear Our Story is a narrative and photographic account of the historic 750,000 strong, Women’s March Los Angeles on January 21, 2017 and those who marched and supported the event. This book features firsthand accounts, stories and photographs from the hundreds of thousands of amazing men, women and families who ventured out to show solidarity and to stand up for women’s rights, human rights, civil rights and social justice.

 

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Bitch: A definitive and Restorative Guide takes a serious look at how and why bitch has a synonym for women. Beginning with an inherent cultural bias against strong women, BitchDR examines how this bias has led to where we find ourselves today – a society that considers women second class citizens and subhuman – bitch. Even those who embrace the derogation acknowledge the continued negative connation of being bitch. The bitch label has become the outward manifestation of a culture that is at its core, misogynistic.

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A Child's Memories of Cartoons & Murder

by Tonya McKenzie

Imprint: Putnam & Smith

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-939986-19-1

Release: Spring 2018

Retail price: $16.95

A Child’s Memories of Cartoons & Murder is a new book by Tonya McKenzie that tells the compelling true story of a four-year old's survival of a horrific event, her inherited inner strength that helped her survive many more difficult situations before the horror was over and her ability to rise above and move beyond her situations.

*****

Island of Zarada: The Larimar Quest

by Michele Singer Evans

Imprint: Putnam & Smith

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-939986-22-1

Release: Spring 2018

Retail price: $12.95

Island of Zarada: The Larimar Quest by author, Michele Singer Evans, is a coming of age story in which Miranda sheds childhood naiveté, develops a sense of responsibility for all her people, and finally realizes her inner strength (which grows throughout the movie), ultimately fulfilling her duty to herself and to her people, by the act of becoming Sultana.

Island of Zarada: The Larimar Quest is the first in a series of this mythical island.

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What Drives Our Lives

by Dr. Jihad Nassar

Imprint: Putnam & Smith

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-939986-16-0

Release: Spring 2018

Retail price: $16.95

What Drives Our Lives by Dr. Jihad Nassar considers everyday social problems that stem from biological, specifically hormonal roots. Looking at these social problems from a biological/hormonal lens provides a different perspective that allows us not only to better understanding social behavior, but also to shed a light on the necessity of ensuring our social acumen is in sync with our hormonal and biological status.

 

*****

Faces in the Flames: A Ghost Story

by Ron Fulleman

Imprint: Putnam & Smith

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-939986-23-8

Release: Fall 2018

Retail price: $16.95

SCUBA diving on a sunken WWII ship is dangerous, especially when it’s haunted! When Cameron enters a forbidden wreck after strangely being "called inside," he finds a shiny keepsake. From the moment his fingers close around it, his life changes drastically, as well as the lives of people he’s yet to meet. Read the unique, “Faces in the Flames: A Ghost Story,” a fictional account inspired by the true harrowing tale of sailors who were forced to make life and death decisions to escape the burning inferno of the U.S.S. Mississinewa and some who never did escape.

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The Other Side of Pain

by Veronica Crystal Young

Imprint: Putnam & Smith

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-939986-26-9

Release: Summer 2019

Retail price: $16.95

Every day, child sexual abuse survivors are beginning to understand they no longer have to hide in the shadows; cling to blame, guilt, and shame; see themselves as current victims, or hide their light. Drawing from her own experiences, Veronica C. Young demonstrates how to recognize that past trauma is running the show; triggering negative thoughts and emotions and driving self-destructive choices and limiting beliefs. The Other Side of Pain guides the reader how to forge a path back to who they truly are, before the abuse made them forget. Get to the “other side of pain” and reclaim your power.

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Joan On Her Own

by Jillian Calder

Imprint: Putnam & Smith

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-939986-25-2

Release: Spring 2018

Retail price: $12.95

Based on a true story, this chronicles the decision of a family to move their elderly mother, Joan Bradshaw, into a retirement community.  Told through the eyes of her adopted daughter, Betsy, it captures the best and worst of family dynamics through this transition.  Joan's delight at finally having the independence she has longed for is short lived as she begins a spiral of cognitive decline that demands a greater level of family intervention.  Told with warmth, authenticity, and heart, this becomes an unlikely pairing of two siblings, both long distance, who become advocates for their mother in totally different ways, based on their deep love and concern for her.  Navigating the challenges of boundaries, they define them both for their mother and themselves as they become primary caregivers to the exclusion of their other siblings.  

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