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New book offers ‘methods’ to combat anxiety, depression

Cliff Wise announces release of ‘Anxiety Is Not Depression’

BOURNE, Mass. – Cliff Wise marks his debut in the publishing scene with the release of “Anxiety Is Not Depression” (published by AuthorHouse), a chronicling of his lifelong battle with anxiety and depression. Candid and compelling, the book offers answers to anyone who may be experiencing the same challenges. The methods described can be used on a daily basis to break the cause and effect loop that traps many sufferers.

“Anxiety Is Not Depression” is an experience- and reality-based look inside the mind and life of a person who has been dominated by anxiety and depression. It is a summary of over 85 methods that Wise has employed to fight an invisible lifelong foe, the way the methods were discovered and their effect.

“I wanted others with anxiety and depression issues to understand that they are not alone. There are many, what I refer to as ‘methods,’ that they can use to improve their lives. I used all of them. I hope that the reader can see themselves in me and see how I learned to deal with adversity. There is hope,” Wise says.

“Anxiety Is Not Depression”

By Cliff Wise

Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 284 pages | ISBN 9781524686567

Softcover | 6 x 9in | 284 pages | ISBN 9781524686550

E-Book | 284 pages | ISBN 9781524686543

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Cliff Wise has been struggling with anxiety and depression issues for about 64 years. He has tried many methods to fight against these ailments. Wise currently resides in Manhattan, New York, and Cape Cod. He has lived in six states, Puerto Rico, Europe, Asia and Africa. “Anxiety Is Not Depression” is his first publication.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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Debut book guides readers in creating delicious recipes

Shelley LeRoux launches book campaign for ‘The Secret Ingredient’

GLADWYNE, Pa. – Shelley LeRoux had seen people struggle in mastering simple cooking techniques. As a significant way to address such concern, the author decides to write and publish a book “The Secret Ingredient or How to Cook a Perfect 3-Minute Egg in Twenty Minutes” (published by Trafford Publishing), which is a collection of amusing anecdotes and favorite recipes gathered over a lifetime of learning and experiences.

In her collection of recipes and stories spanning more than 85 years, LeRoux shares not only entertaining anecdotes about her life, but also simple recipes that tantalize the palate and celebrate flavors from around the world. She provides a delicious recipe for every palate—all while amusing with stories about unsuccessful dinner parties, yacht club sailboat races, the Pygmies and vintage airplanes.

The author believes that the anecdotes and recipes included in “The Secret Ingredient” will encourage both novice and experienced cooks to explore international flavors right in their very own kitchens.

By reading the book, LeRoux hopes that readers will have a full tummy and good laugh.

An excerpt from the book:

She had one more question to ask me, “What do you add?” My response was, “It’s what I leave out that makes them so good.

“The Secret Ingredient”

By Shelley LeRoux

Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 128 pages | ISBN 9781426982361

Softcover | 6 x 9in | 128 pages | ISBN 9781426982354

E-Book | 128 pages | ISBN 9781426982378

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Shelley LeRoux earned her bachelor of science in psychology and chemistry from the University of Virginia. After working for a government laboratory and Smith Kline French, she married and settled in Gladwyne, where she raised three children and has lived for the past 50 years.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

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Deborah Paul shares ‘The Ballad of Shellby Shores’

New book is about one surfer girl filled with human kindness

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. – Around 2003, Deborah Paul’s 13-year-old granddaughter Shellby came to live with her and her husband. One of their bonding and endearing experiences was becoming part of a women’s surfing club in the South Bay called Ohana Nalu (Wave Family). Such experience prompted her to write “The Ballad of Shellby Shores” (published by Xlibris).

The book is a fictional story about a curl girl who loves to surf but also displays a colorful example of human kindness by removing a fish hook from a pelican’s nose before paddling out to the waves. Shellby Shores is a composite personality inspired by Shellby and the many caring women of the Ohana Nalu women’s surfing club.

“I’m trying to bring back kinder, gentler children’s books,” Paul says. “My books are inspired by people living around my community. The story proves there are many worthy folks who are rarely noticed but should be hailed as heroes for their quiet, unselfish deeds.”

“The Ballad of Shellby Shores” was written in poetry form and tells a highly understandable story and lessons for young readers. It also teaches surfing jargon with a handy glossary in the back of the book.

“The Ballad of Shellby Shores”

By Deborah Paul

Hardcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 26 pages | ISBN 9781543430585

Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 26 pages | ISBN 9781543430578

E-Book | 26 pages | ISBN 9781543430561

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Deborah Paul was born and raised in St. Louis, MO and came to Southern California as a 20-year-old American Airlines stewardess. She also worked for Flying Tiger Lines for 22 years in various capacities including flying tourist and military charters as an international flight attendant. She returned to university in the 1990s, earning a degree in journalism. Years later she would teach journalism as well as become advisor to the campus newspaper at Cal State University Dominguez Hills. As a newspaper reporter for a community section in the Los Angeles Times and subsequent Charitable Events editor for Orange Coast Magazine, Paul has always sought stories that bring out human kindness and compassion. Her children’s ballads are inspired by real folks who rarely seek publicity. Though retired, she still freelance writes for newspapers and magazines around the Palos Verdes Peninsula where she resides with her husband, Jim.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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Debbie Stevens, Amanda Davison ask ‘Where are the Bees?’

New picture book introduces young readers to science through STEM-based journey

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Mother and daughter tag team as book authors, Debbie Stevens; Amanda Davison, reckons that STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)-based learning allows anyone to discover their potential to make a difference in the world around them. “Where are the Bees?” (published by WestBow Press) shows readers the door towards educational and engaging literary adventure.

The book takes the reader through a STEM-based journey around grandmother’s farm. With each new day, dad, Jack and Charlotte examine many different insects in their natural habitats. Through observation, the family notices a decline in the bee population and they are motivated to do something about it.

Inspired by the recent decline on the number of the bee population, the author shares a story that shows young readers their part in saving them. As it uses the STEM-based approach to learning, youngsters will observe different courses in one book.

Aside from educators, parents can use this book to also teach the same concepts to their children. Young audiences will enjoy finding the patterns on each page and also learn about numbers in sets as they count the number of insects on each page and identify that number on Jack’s shirt.

“In Science education, STEM is extremely important today. We hope that this book will be a helpful tool to those seeking a career in a STEM -based profession in the future,” the authors says. “This book appeals to those in early education to help spark that interest at a young age.”

“Where are the Bees?”

By Debbie Stevens; Amanda Davison

Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781512756142

E-Book | 24 pages | ISBN 9781512756159

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Debbie Stevens is a preschool teacher and her daughter Amanda Davison is a first grade teacher. They have written this book to teach science to children.

WestBow Press is a strategic supported self-publishing alliance between HarperCollins Christian Publishing and Author Solutions, LLC — the world leader in supported self-publishing. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication through Thomas Nelson and Zondervan.  For more information, visit www.westbowpress.com or call (866)-928-1240. For WestBow Press news, click “Like” at www.facebook.com/WestBowPress and follow @westbowpress on Twitter.

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John Fine releases series’ second book, ‘Tyrone Dilemma’

New novel charts love between unlikely characters, challenges they face

HIGHLAND, Ill. – John Fine returns to the literary limelight with the release of “Tyrone Dilemma” (published by WestBow Press), a novel charting the romance between two unlikely characters and the challenges they have to face, both individually and together. Weaved into the tale is a warning, brought by the demon of alcohol addiction threatening their simple life.

Sequel to “Tyrone Dust,” the book tells of a love match between a flawed man who comes from a privileged background and a Godly woman whose family is struggling to survive during the Great Depression. However, theirs is a story proving how love wins out despite the many ups and downs.

Will Monkey Jim Smith succeed in destroying the newly minted family?

“The angst of the struggle to survive in hard times is riveting,” Fine on the highlight of the book. “Danger lurks inside of everyone who is taunted by addictive substances. These demons will take over your life – but salvation awaits!”

Weaving pressing societal issues with historical context, “Tyrone Dilemma” reminds readers that life is a struggle at any time, and that hope lies ahead.

“Tyrone Dilemma”

By John Fine

Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 376 pages | ISBN 9781512778212

Softcover | 6 x 9in | 376 pages | ISBN 9781512778205

E-Book | 376 pages | ISBN 9781512778199

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

John Fine, a storyteller, was born and raised in Tyrone, Missouri, until he was 15. After high school, he spent 20 years in the United States Air Force, assigned to basic training in San Antonio, was stationed in Pier 91 in Seattle, then to Korea, and Austin, Texas (where he met his forever love, Elaine Jorgensen). Fine and his wife went to Seville, Spain, where their two daughters were born. Fine’s next assignment was to an airbase by Omaha, Nebraska, for six years. His last assignment, where his son was born overseas, was in Thailand, and to Scott Air Force Base. Fine was a chaplain’s assistant all his years in the air force. He also taught junior and senior high school students for a year. Fine then entered the real estate business, finding a successful adventure in sales and management. Together with his wife, Fine now lives in Highland.

WestBow Press is a strategic supported self-publishing alliance between HarperCollins Christian Publishing and Author Solutions, LLC — the world leader in supported self-publishing. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication through Thomas Nelson and Zondervan.  For more information, visit www.westbowpress.com or call (866)-928-1240. For WestBow Press news, click “Like” at www.facebook.com/WestBowPress and follow @westbowpress on Twitter.

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Linda Pittillo announces release of ‘Survivors of the Darkness’

Fiction fantasy book is about, werewolves, vampires that uses darkness to kill, humans trying to survive them

ORANGE, Texas – Linda Pittillo has been writing almost since she learned to read. She has read many science fiction and horror books in the 1950s and 1960s. Also the Hammer Film Productions prevalent in the 1960s became her guide as to the character of vampires. The old black and white movies about werewolves shown on late night TV fascinated her, too. Because of her fascination about vampires and werewolves, it inspired her to write “Survivors of the Darkness” (published by Xlibris), an adult science fiction/fantasy about werewolves and vampires as the enemies of people also trying to survive to see the sun again.

It is the year 2086. The remnants of a comet’s tail have enveloped the earth in cosmic dust. Although the earth still orbits the sun, very little of its heat or light penetrates the thick dust. There are survivors of the extreme cold and lack of food though. However, there are two enemies that use the darkness to kill. These are werewolves and vampires. In New Orleans, a compound created by Gerard to keep all humans safe is going to be attacked by these vampires. Everyone must leave immediately and should head towards a new and safe place. Not all of them will make it but most will live to see the sun again. Their journey is over but not their adventures.

“This book will appeal to readers because it has characters you want to know better. It has action and sexy romance. There is also tragedy and humor. Readers like books about werewolves and vampires,” Pittillo says.

“I want the reader to take away the concept that man can prevail.  That a good heart can even overcome their birth circumstances. That the sun will shine again, even if it’s dark now,” she adds.

“Survivors of the Darkness”

By Linda Pittillo

Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 270 pages | ISBN 9781543435344

Softcover | 6 x 9in | 270 pages | ISBN 9781543435337

E-Book | 270 pages | ISBN 9781543435290

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Linda Pittillo has traveled all over the country with her husband because of his career. However, about 10 years ago she settled in Southeast Texas and loves it. Although she has written all of her life, she became discouraged a few years ago by the rejection of a mainstream publisher and wrote without trying to publish anything.  Now, however, she wants others to enjoy reading the books she has so enjoyed writing. She says that sometimes in her books the characters seem to have a mind of their own and change their actions to fit their character.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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New spirituality book encourages victims of abuse to embrace God to help find a way out

Emily Just announces publication of ‘Letters from Emily’

MINNEAPOLIS – The journal entries from her abusive marriage were the catalyst for Emily Just’s new book, “Letters from Emily: A Christian Woman’s Journey from Abuse to Freedom with Hope—Joy—Blessing” (published by WestBow Press). The book shares Just’s journey and encourages victims of abuse to embrace God to help find a way out.

The book, “Letters from Emily” candidly shares a Christian woman’s path from the darkness and pain of abuse to eventual freedom with hope, joy and blessing. Just shares her experience with Angela, another woman in an abusive relationship, by writing 47 letters to her. Each addresses a concern or topic to help, comfort, encourage and empower.

“As I struggled with abuse and searched for help, I mostly found literature by therapists, counselors, and pastors which told of individuals and situations second-hand,” Just explains. “This book is deeply personal and is first-hand. This leaves less to be lost in translation. It is autobiographical. Forgive the pun, but it is the story of a big part of my life written by the ‘liver.’ It candidly acknowledges the reality of an abusive relationship in a graceful and kind way. It offers hope and encouragement which is uplifting and empowering.”

“Letters from Emily”

By Emily Just

Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 130 pages | ISBN 9781512785678

Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 130 pages | ISBN 9781512785432

E-Book | 130 pages | ISBN 9781512785449

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Emily Just is a semi-retired teacher and former editor of an educational research journal. Just has written curriculum for K-12 and college students. She has also written for a nationally published professional magazine. Just enjoys writing letters and journaling. More information is available at: www.emilyjustescapingabusehope.com.

WestBow Press is a strategic supported self-publishing alliance between HarperCollins Christian Publishing and Author Solutions, LLC — the world leader in supported self-publishing. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication through Thomas Nelson and Zondervan.  For more information, visit www.westbowpress.com or call (866)-928-1240. For WestBow Press news, click “Like” at www.facebook.com/WestBowPress and follow @westbowpress on Twitter.

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‘I Am Wonderfully Created Prematurely’ released

Author Betty Hall gives enlightening details of some challenges premature babies might encounter

MORROW, Ga. – While working on her doctoral degree at the University of Phoenix, author Betty Hall began to appreciate her ability to use words creatively in written form. This realization awakened her desire and passion to write “I Am Wonderfully Created Prematurely” (published by Xlibris). She wanted to share the miraculous arrival and survival of premature babies, including her first grandson’s, with the world.

The book is written in first person voice and is about a baby born 17 weeks early. The baby takes the reader through his journey from when he was born to when he finally left the hospital. His experiences, though challenging, are inspiring for families going through a premature birth.

“There is still need for societies around the world to be aware of challenges faced by premature babies. This even goes as far as teachers at schools, working with children, born prematurely,” Hall said, on the relevance of her book in today’s society.

“I Am Wonderfully Created Prematurely” is a gift that should be read to babies going through the challenges of being born early. Sharing these experiences with parents, siblings, grandparents, uncles, aunties and friends of premature babies might bring hope to all. The contents of this book may also share some insight as to some expectations while going through the tough time of dealing with prematurity.

“I Am Wonderfully Created Prematurely”

By Betty Hall

Softcover | 8.5x11in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781543435986

E-Book | 24 pages | ISBN 9781543435993

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Betty Hall found her passion for reading books at the age of 7. As a child growing up in Rivers State, Nigeria, she frequented the Port Harcourt Public Library where she often journeyed away from her reality to those of outstanding authors who paved the way for her love of reading and writing. She currently lives in the United States, where she has lived for the past 37 years. Hall continues to share her love and passion for children’s books with her students as she enters into her 30th year of teaching young children in the United States.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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Fayth Thomas announces release of ‘Being the Best You!’

Author pens interesting children book that deals with Type 2 diabetes’

GERMANTOWN, Md. – Fayth Thomas has worked as a daycare provided for over a decade. Inspired with a number of children with Type 2 diabetes, Thomas writes and publishes children’s fiction book “Being the Best You!” (published by Xlibris) to echo a significant message, especially to parents who must be careful with the food they are feeding to children.

“Years ago, it was rare to hear about a child with Type 2 diabetes. Now, according to the CDC, more than 208,000 people younger than twenty have this disease,” the author illustrates the importance of dealing with diabetes.

The book follows the story of Darwin, who is naturally curious and caring for others. Throughout the book, Darwin searches for answers in the path of trying to be the person he can be. He cares immensely for his Nanna that has diabetes.

“Being the Best You!” explores diabetes in a way that is simple for children to understand; this book also inspires children to strive for career paths that make a difference in their local community.

“I believe parents are tired of the typical fiction books that only improve the child’s phonics skill and would love this book because it instills morals, values and critical thinking skills,” Thomas adds.

“Being the Best You!”

By Fayth Thomas

Hardcover | 8.5 x 8.5 in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781543426915

Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5 in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781543426908

E-Book | 24 pages | ISBN 9781543426922

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Fayth Thomas is an experienced daycare owner. She lives in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with her kids, husband and pet fish. Before she started writing children’s books, she focused on teaching daycare children various things: healthy eating, Spanish, gardening, self-defense and reading. Thomas writes a line of books that educate children with fun bedtime stories.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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New book challenges readers to accept every difficulty with rejoicing

Author Marie Elizabeth reminds readers Christ is there to help in ‘Count It All Joy?’

CLAYTON, Del. – With her new book “Count It All Joy?” (published by WestBow Press), author Marie Elizabeth has a singular goal: To remind readers that, regardless of the hardships they may face, Jesus Christ is always there to guide them, as he promises in the Bible, and that every situation should be met with rejoicing.

“There is joy to be applied in every situation, since growth is sure to follow,” says Elizabeth. “Every person must walk through dark times and dark circumstances. The key however in growing in those situations is opening one’s eyes to see God at work in each experience and to leave no lessons behind so as to have something to apply or share in the future.”

In the book, Elizabeth not only offers readers insights into how God will help them through their trials, but also discusses why such difficulties exist to begin with – suggesting that in order to understand how Christ can help, one must understand why he offers his hand.

Elizabeth adds, “I would like readers to take away from this writing that God is real, his promises are real, a relationship with him is also real and accessible to them if they believe and accept it to be so.”

“Count It All Joy?”

By Marie Elizabeth

Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 118 pages | ISBN 9781512774344

Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 118 pages | ISBN 9781512774337

E-Book | 118 pages | ISBN 9781512774320

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Marie Elizabeth is a new writer walking in her calling to manifest the promises of God. She enjoys encouraging the body of Christ to push past all obstacles that would deter them from fulfilling their purpose in Christ. Elizabeth lives in Delaware with her husband John and their two children. More information is available at: www.marie-elizabeth.org.

WestBow Press is a strategic supported self-publishing alliance between HarperCollins Christian Publishing and Author Solutions, LLC — the world leader in supported self-publishing. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication through Thomas Nelson and Zondervan.  For more information, visit www.westbowpress.com or call (866)-928-1240. For WestBow Press news, click “Like” at www.facebook.com/WestBowPress and follow @westbowpress on Twitter.