2018 CALL FOR ENTRIES! THE AMERICAN FICTION AWARDS
The Annual American Fiction Awards are a new specialty book awards honoring excellence in fiction.
“Independent, Digital & Self-Published Books are redefining the Publishing Industry. Now more than ever; readers, media, and the industry at large need quality reviews and book awards to let them know what to focus on. The 2018 American Fiction Awards is a virtual book festival that will award quality fiction published in the United States.” –Jeffrey Keen, President & CEO, American Book Fest
Save $20 off the Entry Fee (expires 8-31-17)
Breathe Life into Older Titles! All 2016-2018 books are eligible!
Only Love Today is the inspirational read from best-selling author of Hands Free Mama, Rachel Macy Stafford. Millions of Stafford’s fans from her blog and her books find hope, challenge, and inspiration through her poetic and powerful short pieces on her blog. Only Love Today brings these pieces and many new, original entries together in a beautiful book based around the four seasons. From finding daily surrender in the autumn and daily hope in the winter, to daily bloom and daily spark in the spring and summer, you will always find fresh beautiful words for your day.With a flexible, non-dated structure, Only Love Today is perfect to pick up at any time of the year and find hope and encouragement to address your current challenge or need – family, parenting, relationships, finding peace in a stressed out world. Stafford offers you strength and vision for a new and more connected way to live. This is a timeless book of inspiration to remember and live for what really matters.
Diagnosed with Hashimoto’s at twenty-seven, pharmacist Dr. Izabella Wentz knows first-hand the effects of the disease, as well as the value—and limitations—of medication. The key to improved health, she argues, involves lifestyle interventions. In Hashimoto’s Protocol, she outlines a proven treatment that has helped thousands heal and many others feel better—in as fast as ninety days.
Drawing on her own personal experience as well as her work consulting with thousands of patients, Hashimoto’s Protocol offers a practical pathway for healing and reversing the autoimmune damage at the root of the disease. The first step is a quick-start two-week detox that includes foods to eat and inflammatory foods to avoid, advice on supplements to support the liver, and an adrenal recovery plan. Next, readers create a personalized plan with foods, supplements, and other lifestyle interventions tailored to their body’s own unique Hashimoto’s triggers, which they can identify using self-tests included in the book. Hashimoto’s Protocol also features original recipes.
Spectacular meals can be yours in an instant! Get the most out of your Instant Pot or other multi-cooker with this tasty collection of 200 quick and easy-to-follow recipes, bringing delicious family meals to your table in a fraction of the time. The no-fuss settings on the Instant Pot and other multi-cookers mean all you have to do is put in your ingredients, set the cook time, and let the pot do the rest!
Enjoy exceptional pressure cooker recipes your family will love, from hearty stews and healthy vegetables, to international fare and incredible treats. Save time, money, and find a little something for everyone in every chapter?without the hours of preparation and complicated instructions!
This annual speculative fiction anthology collects the best reprint short fiction and poetry from the current year, featuring the most urgent Canadian voices in the genre. It features an introduction by horror author Andrew Pyper, and is edited by Sandra Kasturi.
Zeus has punished his son Apollo--god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more--by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered sixteen-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. What is affecting the Oracles, and how can Apollo/Lester do anything about them without his powers?
Are there practical solutions to the many global challenges-climate change, poverty, insufficient healthcare-that threaten our way of life? Author John Thackara has spent a lifetime roving the globe in search of design that serves human needs. In this clear-eyed but ultimately optimistic book, he argues that, in our eagerness to find big technological solutions, we have all too often ignored the astonishing creativity generated when people work together and in harmony with the world around them.
To be human is to long for home. Home is our most fundamental human longing. And for many of us homesickness is a nagging place of grief. This book connects that desire and disappointment with the story of the Bible, helping us to see that there is a homemaking God with wide arms of welcome and a church commissioned with this same work.
"Many of us seem to be recovering the sacred, if ordinary, beauty of place," writes author Jen Pollock Michel. "Perhaps we're reading along with Wendell Berry, falling in love with Berry's small-town barber and Jayber Crow's small-town life. . . . Or maybe we're simply reading our Bibles better, discovering that while we might wish to flatten Scripture to serve our didactic purposes, it rises up in flesh and sinew, muscle and bone: God's holy story is written in the lives of people and their places." Including a five-session discussion guide and paired with a companion DVD, Keeping Place offers hope to the wanderer, help to the stranded, and a new vision of what it means to live today with our longings for eternal home.
John Ahern had a good job, a big house, a loving wife, and two great kids. But he felt he was somehow failing as a husband and father. Craving a great adventure to bring his family closer together, he sabotages his high-flying career, rents out the house, and buys a battered old campervan online. The plan is to spend a year on the road . . . with kids. As they roll through 30 countries on an unpredictable, challenging, and hilarious journey, John and his family find themselves mugged by monkeys, charmed by snake handlers, and inspired by their fellow wanderers to create a life less ordinary. It’s a life-changing trip. Take it!