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Peter Aronson
Peter Aronson Middle-Grade Fiction & Non-Fiction
Introducing the youth market to fascinating stories and personalities who made a difference.
Casey Barrett
Casey BarrettCrime Fiction
Olympic-swimmer-turned-thriller-author via PI Duck Darley scraping by and chasing down cheating spouses for Manhattan’s elite.
Charletta Barksdale
Charletta BarksdaleFiction Fantasy
Young nurse and man in a coma meet in their dreams and learn there’s more to life than they ever imagined.
Dr. Ghoulem Berrah
Dr. Ghoulem BerrahMemoir
Incredible journey of a freedom fighter and a life dedicated to the pursuit of world peace.
Steve Berry
Steve BerryThriller
New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author, more than 22 million copies sold in 51 countries.
Nancy Bilyeau
Nancy BilyeauHistorical Fiction, Thriller
Passion for history transports us back to dangerous worlds, with vivid characters and gripping plots.
Lindsay Blake
Lindsay Blake Upmarket Fiction
Hilarious and heartbreaking novel explores forgiveness, love, loss, and the beauty of the people who share the same DNA.
Wiley Blevins
Wiley BlevinsChildren's Books
Specializes in stories that are relatable and funny for young readers.
Christine Brae
Christine BraeRomance
An honest look at love and marriage and the frailties of the human heart.
A.F. Brady
A.F. BradyPsychological Thriller
Mental health counselor and psychotherapist applies her professional experience to create authentic characters and settings.
Mike Bond
Mike BondFiction
“Master of the Existential Thriller” is bestselling novelist, ecologist, war and human rights journalist
Alan Brenham
Alan BrenhamMystery
Former U.S. marshall and police detective pens gripping psychological, edge-of-your-seat thriller.
Christy Chafe
Christy ChafeWomen's Fiction
A text from a dead husband sparks one woman’s journey of self-discovery.
Joseph Cicio
Joseph CicioMemoir
High-profile retail exec rubbed elbows with leading celebrities, gaining fascinating insight into their private lives.
Charita Cole Brown
Charita Cole BrownMemoir
Powerful account of “defying the verdict” and living a fulfilling life with severe bipolar disorder.
Cometan
CometanPhilosophy
Founding treatise of new belief orientations, schools of thought, neologisms, disciplines of study and theories concerning Astronism.
Maren Cooper
Maren CooperWomen’s Fiction
Debut novel details one woman’s journey through divorce and professional challenge, fitting for those entering new chapters in their lives.
Michell Cox
Michell CoxRomantic Suspense
Award-winning Henrietta and Inspector Howard series, suspects she once lived in the 1930s.
Leah Decesare
Leah DecesareWomen’s Fiction / Rom-Com
coming-of-age struggle to know and value your true self – and find that right steak knife of a man.
Jonathan Michael Erickson
Jonathan Michael Erickson Sci-Fi and Nonfiction
Whimsical creatures and tech-filled worlds as enchanting as the mysterious relics they harbor.
Cassandra Finnerty
Cassandra FinnertyFantasy
Blending themes of Celtic folklore, one female’s journey to to prove she is worthy of the power she inherits.
Chris Formant
Chris Formant Historical Fiction
Global exec at multibillion-dollar firm dissects the heroic Battle of Brooklyn from the Revolutionary War.
Herb Freed
Herb FreedFiction
Ordained rabbi, film director and producer takes us from humor to pathos in an uplifting examination of what it means to be human.
Ed Fuller
Ed FullerThriller
Thriller from this former Marriott chief will forever change the way you look at hotels and use the phrase, “road warrior.”
Kris Frieswick
Kris FrieswickThriller
Award-winning journalist, essayist, editor and humorist offers electrifying suspense, perilous adventure and ideal romance in latest novel.
Liana Gardner
Liana GardnerYoung Adult
Daughter of a rocket scientist and an artist, combines the traits of both into a quirky yet pragmatic writer, always sees the story lurking beneath the surface.
Anne Goodwin
Anne GoodwinMemoir
Experiences, reflections, peace and tranquility from life on her family’s 1920s lake cottage.
Dan Grant
Dan GrantThriller
FBI agent must solve a criminal’s cryptic puzzle with lives on the line.
Dewana Green
Dewana GreenMemoir
Incredible journey of a freedom fighter and a life dedicated to the pursuit of world peace.
J. Alexander Greenwood
J. Alexander GreenwoodMystery
Series features college-instructor-turned-investigator with offbeat characters, exotic settings, action and humor
Diana Grillo
Diana GrilloFiction
Stories that depict simple, circumscribed lives which belie the complicated pain and anger that fester underneath.
Gary Grossman
Gary GrossmanThriller
Ripped from the headlines, Emmy-winning producer gives insider’s look at the intersects of terrorism, CIA, and world politics.
Edward Hallowell
Edward HallowellMemoir
Advice from leading ADHD psychiatrist on coping in our crazy-busy world and surviving his own crazy family.
S.J. Hartland
S.J. HartlandFantasy
Dark plots, dark magic and darker secrets for lovers of Game of Thrones.
Stephanie Jo Harris
Stephanie Jo HarrisThriller
A special affection for all things disturbing and uncomfortable.
David Hasley
David HasleyBusiness/Self-Help
Entrepreneur on how to avoid common pitfalls in starting and maintaining your own business.
James R. Hannibal
James R. HannibalThriller
No stranger to adventure, has been shot at, locked up with surface to air missiles, and chased down a winding German road by an armed terrorist.
Sondra Helene
Sondra HeleneFiction
Serves as a poignant reminder that no amount of privilege can protect us from family conflicts, marital difficulty, or mortality.
Jack Hersch
Jack HerschMemoir
Remarkable, harrowing story of how his father twice escaped the Nazi holocaust.
Kathleen Hill
Kathleen HillMemoir/Fiction
A memoir in the company of various novels; captures precisely, beautifully the tremor of a great book crossing our lives at just the right moment.
Katherine Nouri Hughes
Katherine Nouri HughesHistorical/Fiction
A rich historical novel in which her voice has a way making titanic events seem human and natural.
Alice Inoue
Alice InoueSelf Help
A new system from an ancient framework for personal guidance on how to deal with life like a superhero.
Jessica L. Jackson
Jessica L. JacksonParanormal Romance
Something peculiar about the women in The Family, as they struggle to resolve the shadowy forces at work in their lives.
Layne James
Layne James Upmarket Fiction
Where “Parenthood” meets “This is Us” with a side of “Arrested Development” dysfunction.
Charles Langley
Charles LangleyNonfiction
From Englishman to apprentice for Navajo Indian medicine man, experiencing witchcraft, divination, healing, and visions induced by the peyote cactus.
Ann Lineberger
Ann LinebergerUpmarket Fiction And Mystery
Takes on murder, swingers and wacky cults obscured within toney suburbs and perfectly manicured exteriors.
Brit Lunden
Brit Lunden Paranormal Thriller
Car accidents, murder, break-ins, werewolves and a few other oddities.
D.W. Maroney
D.W. MaroneyThriller
Drone Theory Taskforce investigates whether U.S. top secret technology is being used to hijack airliners in flight.
Simon Mayo
Simon MayoHistorical Fiction
Love, gambling, smallpox and a remarkable production of Romeo and Juliet in one of the world’s most notorious prisons.
Dennis Mccort
Dennis MccortThriller
Books reflect a lifelong addiction to psychological thrillers and suspense movies.
Sandra Mendelson
Sandra MendelsonSpirituality
Receives and shares soul messages from the animals you love, to help us survive and thrive as humans.
Christine Davis Merriman
Christine Davis MerrimanHistorical Fiction
In 2017, she retired, put down her technical writer’s pen, and completed her debut novel, At the Far End of Nowhere
Jeffrey Michelson
Jeffrey MichelsonErotic Memoir
Norman Mailer describes his work as “perversely uplifting.”
Max Mobley
Max MobleyThriller
Casts a strange and sensitive eye toward love in the digital age, domestic violence and the dual price of loneliness and revenge.
Dena Moes
Dena MoesTravel/Parenting/Spiritual Memoir
Will open your heart, crack you up, and maybe even change all the ways you engage in parenting, adventure, and a spiritual path.
Alexandre Montagu
Alexandre MontaguFiction
A daring escape from Iran to Princeton to the Caspian Sea to New York in psychological drama through the lens of alternate realities.
Bonnie C. Monte
Bonnie C. MonteMystery
Exciting ride from San Francisco Bay to French countryside and back, intriguing plot with great dialogue and surprising twist.
Jean P. Moore
Jean P. MooreLiterary Fiction
Writes of love, loss and renewal, and the push and pull between generations.
Mike Murphy
Mike MurphyInspiration
Self-made businessman turned author helps people break out of their suffering or limited belief system.
Sue Nelson
Sue NelsonBiography
Multi-award-winning British science journalist specializing in space; former science correspondent, has floated like an astronaut onboard a Zero G flight.
Michael Okon
Michael Okon Horror/ Sci-Fi/Thriller
Award-winning author and screenwriter spans multiple genres with paranormal, suspense and gore.
Mona Patel
Mona Patel Children’s, Business, Self-Help
A true “momtrepreneur” engages with corporate leaders, runs design agency, and relates to a younger generation.
Laurie Petrou
Laurie PetrouThriller
It’s not a “whodunit,” it’s a “what comes next” in her debut domestic suspense novel in the vein of Liane Moriarty, Shari Lapena and Claire Douglas.
Allison Pittman
Allison PittmanHistorical Fiction, Christian
14 novels in the Christian historical fiction space, spanning the centuries from the Protestant Reformation to the American Dust Bowl.
David Plante
David PlanteMemoir/Fiction
Critically acclaimed novelist and gifted modern diarist, with background similar to Jack Kerouac, brought up in a French-speaking parish.
Jane Pollak
Jane PollakMemoir
In this poignant, instructive memoir, Pollak investigates the roots of misguided love and paints a picture of what it means to live a satisfied life.
Diane Pomerantz
Diane PomerantzMemoir
Tender and horrifying psychological love story of one woman’s battle with cancer and an abusive relationship.
Rick Pullen
Rick PullenThriller
Aspired to be Perry Mason as a kid. Fell in love with investigative journalism, then realized fiction would be the closest he’d get to telling the whole truth.
Gregory Renz
Gregory RenzFiction
A stirring combination of love, race, and life as an urban firefighter.
Carole P. Roman
Carole P. RomanChildren's Books
Award-winning author of over 50 children’s books, from pirates to princesses to discovering the world around us.
Maxine Rosaler
Maxine RosalerFiction
Mothering an autistic child – the story, from first-hand experience, of imperfect women living under enormous pressure, in ironic, precise and vivid prose.
Stacey Rourke
Stacey RourkeYa Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Dystopian thriller features instantly loveable characters that fight together in and out of virtual simulations for their freedom.
Juno Rushdan
Juno RushdanRomantic Thriller
Former U.S. Air Force Intelligence Officer crafts sizzling romantic thrillers.
Derek Rydall
Derek Rydall Spirituality/Self Help
A time-tested system to overcome the belief that outer conditions determine your life and show how to generate everything you need.
Bina Shah
Bina ShahFiction
In her Dystopian society, the government uses terror and technology to control its people, and women take multiple husbands to increase the female population.
Anita Swanson Speake
Anita Swanson SpeakeMemoir
A humorous, sometimes sad journey through the best of Western medicine and Eastern support systems―and through Speake’s evolving relationship with God―as she navigates life with a serious heart condition.
Michael Strelow
Michael StrelowFiction
Suppose you discovered the long-lost original manuscript for Moby-Dick? A tale of good guys, bad guys, sneaky guys and legitimate collectors and libraries.
Kimberly Townsend
Kimberly TownsendLeadership
Helping exceptional people make every day extraordinary.
PJ Tracy
PJ TracyThriller
The pseudonym of well-known mother-daughter writing duo PJ and Traci Lambrecht, with eight national and international bestsellers. With PJ’s passing, Traci now goes solo.
Jennifer Trethewey
Jennifer TretheweyHighland Romance
Are you Scot curious? Sexy, sweeping, historical romance full of adventure and Highland heartthrobs.
Richard Webb
Richard WebbNonfiction
Turning the world of Gatsby scholars and aficionados upside down with a bold new theory about the Fitzgerald classic.
Martin Jay Weiss
Martin Jay WeissThriller
Creates the ultimate transparency app, Stalker, to expose everyone’s secrets and lies.
Tom Weidlinger
Tom WeidlingerMemoir
Life of Hungarian Jew whose intrepid spirit helped him escape the Holocaust; became one of the most creative structural engineers of the twentieth century.
Robert Steven Williams
Robert Steven WilliamsFiction/Humor
Author and documentary filmmaker, connecting the dots on theories that the backdrop for Gatsby wasn’t what is commonly believed.
Sara Wiseman
Sara WisemanSpirituality
A spiritual guide to attainable lessons and exercises on how to engage in direct connection with the Universe and live a soulful life.
Margot Suzanne Weyandt
Margot Suzanne WeyandtSci-Fi/Fantasy/Romance
Intricate story lines and melding of adventure, romance, sci-fi, fantasy and other genres.
Polly Wirum
Polly WirumSpirituality/Self Help
Personal stories and insights as well as channeled messages that help bring spiritual awareness into everyday life.
Philip Wolfson
Philip WolfsonSpy-techno thriller
Fascination and background with the science of faces leads to groundbreaking techno-thriller.