Category Archives: Author Spotlight

Book Release: COVID Gardens

We are excited to announce the release of Stark Hunter’s 12th book, COVID Gardens: The Anti-Poems of Stark Hunter.

This book was created during the Covid-19 world lockdown in 2020. It is fair to say that you, the reader, have never seen or read a book quite like this one before.

Order your copy of COVID Gardens: The Anti-Poems of Stark Hunter today! Don’t forget to leave an honest review of the book on Amazon or Goodreads when you’re finished.


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Book Release: Harleigh the Ballerina

We are excited to announce the release of Author Vicki Roach and Illustrator Ricardo Ramirez Gallo’s new book: Harleigh the Ballerina! Their book is now available for purchase at retailers worldwide.

This book teaches readers that girls are perfect just the way God made them.

Harleigh is a ballerina, but she’s also a cowgirl, a pirate, an astronaut, and so much more! This book shows girls that they can do anything.

Whether sipping tea or riding a four-wheeler in the mud, you are beautiful and strong, just the way God made you!

Order your copy of Harleigh the Ballerina: Just the Way God Made Me from a major retailer, or request it from your favorite local bookstore today!


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Book Release: Being Human

We are excited to announce the release of Sara Adams’ book, Being Human: The Yamas & Niyamas. Sara’s work is now available for purchase at book retailers worldwide!

In recent years, the practice of yoga has been heavily westernized. Some might criticize how far we have deviated from its origins, yet yoga’s increasing popularity has touched many more lives than it otherwise would have. While an asana practice is becoming a normal part of the day for many of us, yoga’s deeper teachings are often left unexplored.

The Yamas and Niyamas are a foundational part of yoga beyond asana. The Yamas show us how our choices and actions impact the world and its people. Their practice helps us step lightly through life as we become more intentional. The Niyamas teach us about ourselves. When we focus inward, we begin to notice patterns that reveal our opportunities, our purpose, and our truest self.

Being Human explores each Yama and Niyama from a lens of imperfection and without the expectation of a destination. When we begin our journey knowing that there is no finish line, we open doors we might have left closed. And when we accept that we can’t get it “right” or “wrong,” we create space for life to unfold without expectation.

Order your copy of Being Human from a major retailer, or request it from your favorite local bookstore today!


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Book Release: I am L.I.A.M.

Congratulations to Phillip A. Weaver on the release of his new book, I am L.I.A.M., published under our Proving Press imprint!

The F.B.I.’s super computer produces a list of cases, which it deems are related. The profile team finds no connections between any of the cases. How do you check if a super computer is malfunctioning?

S.A.I. Super artificial intelligence is the next step in the evolution of technology. Government, science, law enforcement, and the military, collectively spark a giant leap forward; in an effort to catch a serial killer. A truly fresh set of eyes to seek out a ghost.

This new awareness which holds an infinite amount of information, potential, and possibility. Mankind can produce such great achievements, and yet be ever so barbarous.

Order your copy of I am L.I.A.M. today! Don’t forget to leave an honest review on Amazon or Goodreads when you’re finished.


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Book Release: Becoming Nora

We are excited to congratulate Margaret Farrell Kirby on the release of her new book, Becoming Nora, published under our Proving Press imprint!

Becoming Nora explores how unexamined pasts and repressed emotions can simmer beneath a seemingly ordinary and happy marriage.

Until the day her husband shattered her world with the news that he was unhappy and wanted a separation, Nora Stanton had been sure her life was settled, perfect in fact. At age forty, they had everything: good careers, a nice house, and two children-just as planned.

Had she concocted an image of a happy family? How had she been so oblivious?

Nora is forced to face her misconceptions and to uncover parts of herself that had gotten buried in the day-to-day containment of her marriage. As she learns to free herself, she finds herself making choices the old Nora could not have imagined.

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Book Release: To Lead Is to Teach

“I wish I’d been able to read this book before becoming Governor. Mahoney’s charm, wit, and wisdom—drawn from deep experience—will guide today’s and tomorrow’s leaders to achieve the results they desire.”
—Robert (Bob) Taft,
Distinguished Research Associate (University of Dayton) and former Governor of Ohio 1999–2007

“To Lead Is to Teach is sensitive, powerful, and deeply insightful. Jim Mahoney is a masterful storyteller who beautifully weaves his personal narrative into a font of lessons for life and leading. In doing so, he captures us in a place of beautiful reflection so we can each become stronger and wiser.”
—Deborah S. Delisle, CEO,
The Alliance for Excellent Education and former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Education

“To Lead Is to Teach is packed with stories and lessons for emerging and senior leaders to use as a roadmap within their own organizations. Regardless of profession, leaders can quickly reference ‘The Mahoney Three’ and apply them now. As a Marine colonel with over 30 years of service, I have a few books I take with me in my travels—To Lead Is to Teach is one of those books.”
—Jay Johnson, Academy Director,
George Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service, Ohio University

“I couldn’t put this book down. Jim Mahoney has captured decades of wisdom in an easy-to-digest format that every leader can use to make organizations better for staff and those they serve.”
—Paul Imhoff, Superintendent,
Upper Arlington, Ohio, AASA President

Order your copy of To Lead Is to Teach by Jim Mahoney today!


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Book Release: Topo and the Second Chance Circus!

Congratulations to David Cuccia on the release of their new book, Topo and the Second Chance Circus! Cuccia’s book is published by Fat Bottom Tails under our Columbus Publishing Lab imprint.

At the Palazzo Comitini in Palermo, Sicily, a new friend named Angelique asks for the help of Jasmine, Topo and Roxanne, to save a mysterious group of animals known only as the Second Chance Circus!

Who are they and can Prince Antonino and our heroes help them in time and save the day? Find out in this heartwarming adventure that’s both colorful and FUN!

Order your copy of Topo and the Second Chance Crcus! today.


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Book Release: My Best Friend’s Jesus

My Best Friend’s Jesus by Emerson H. J. R. Stull is now available for purchase!

Emerson H, “J.R” Stull. Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, a Singer, Song Writer, Musician, and now Author. J.R. was a gifted musician, who loved to play, sing and write Country, Gospel, Bluegrass and Texas Swing music.

This book is a song that J.R. wrote and is published in remembrance and honor of him by his family.

My Best Friend’s Jesus is on the album He Still Loves You, where J.R. gives thanks to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for His inspiration, words, and music to make the album possible.

Order your copy of My Best Friend’s Jesus today!


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Book Release – White Sidewalks: Tales of Mavis Street – 1963

White Sidewalks by Stark Hunter is now available for purchase at book retailers worldwide!

“…Life is just a stroll on a white sidewalk-
Every scene and sound a private mirror in time.
I have purchased it all with cupcakes and memorized prayers.
Time now to drink this soul elixir from this ancient cup.
I dared the ghosts here to come out and show themselves.
I dared them to show me their regretful shadows…”

The mind excursions that form this nostalgic quilt came into literary existence during the daunting times of Covid-19.

Please consider this work as just an “escape-poem” for the poet, and for the reader, from a world closed down…

-Stark Hunter

Grab your copy of White Sidewalks, published under our Mind Tavern Books imprint, from a major retailer, or order it from your local bookstore today!


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Book Release: Poems From the Sand

We are excited to congratulate Stance Freedom on the release of their new book of poetry: Poems From the Sand!

Poems From the Sand is available at book retailers worldwide! Find it here or request a copy from your favorite local bookstore.


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