Indie Author Day was Saturday, October 8th 2016. I spent the day at the library in the next town and had a great time. Although there were some glitches and I didn’t sell any books, it wasn’t a totally wasted day. I got to meet some amazingly talented authors in all kinds of genres. If you are looking for more new and different reads this fall, check these out.
New Reads: Indie Author Edition
The Knight Of Cups by Kevin Wright-Love Jim Butcher and A. Lee Martinez? Then you will love The Knight Of Cups by Kevin Wright. During the investigation of a gangland murder, police detective Tom Chapel discovers that the world is even darker than he ever imagined. Where vampires gather in alleyways and the most dangerous predator is not what you would think. Are his skills as a detective and a cop up to task or a liability? And who is Pieter Durant? Find out in the first book of this series.
Timeless(A Door County Love Story) by Sharon L. Clemens-Are you a fan of clean, Christian romances? Then meet author Sharon L. Clemens. Timeless is about the love story between Dr. Richard Allmond and landscape designer Laurel Masterson. While Laurel is determined to keep him at arm’s length, their world’s start to collide when Richard finds a mystery in his attic. It is the locker that belonged to a great Uncle lost in World War II. Will its contents reveal a past love lost and threaten their future?
The Healing Of My Wounded Inner Child by Jan Frazier-This is the true story of the author’s tumultuous childhood. Upon losing her nine year old brother to leukemia, her mother completely shut her out and had little interaction with her. Offering hope, encouragement and direction, Jan is hoping to help people get on a better path.
More New And Different Reads For Fall.
Peoria Stories: Tales from the Illinois Heartland by Ken Zurski– Do you love history? Peoria Stories is a collection of stories about the events and people that shaped the city of Peoria. Some of these individuals include Theodore Roosevelt, Charles Lindbergh and Abraham Lincoln as well as other not so famous people. Also including historic events like the first flights, the rise of the automobile and the early days of radio, Ken weaves both local and national perspectives to create a captivating trip to the past.
Trolls-Monster Worm-Hidden People: Fond Memories of Iceland by Ieda Jonasdottir- Are you a fan of memoirs? Then take a trip to Iceland in this lighthearted and charming memoir of growing up in ‘The Land Of Fire And Ice’. Filled with the rich history of legends and folktales, woven together with the hopes, fears, and hardships of day-to-day life in this mysterious land.
The Legend Of The Icelandic Yule Lads by Heidi Herman-This is a modernized version of a very old Icelandic story. After accidentally being seen by a human, Stekkjastaur must rely on a shepherd boy to keep his secret. He gives the boy a gift to protect his troll reputation which makes the boy very happy. This makes Stekkjastaur happy as well. He learns that one of the greatest gifts you can receive is the joy of giving to someone else. It shows that even from an unlikely source, a selfish act wrapped up in Christmas spirit can grow into something wonderful.
The Reluctant Butterfly by Debra Collett– Debra has written an absolutely adorable story about a caterpillar who is afraid to turn into a butterfly. Little Lou is afraid and knows her life is about to change forever. With some advice from a Butterfly and her best friend Ladybug by her side, Lou explores the values of true friendship, embracing change and facing her fears. Not only a wonderful story, but this book also has absolutely stunning illustrations as well.
A Hunting She Did Go by Irene Sedeora– Are you a fan of mysteries? Davina Reed starts her day as any other, doing Chai Tai in her Illinois backyard when she receives a call from Keith Thorne, an unsavory acquaintance of her brothers. He tells her that her brother Jed won’t open the door and he is worried because Jed had gone out drinking the previous night. They were going to go fishing together today. He tells her she should bring her key so they can check on him. Keith doesn’t want to involve the police because he is on probation. Something sounds off to Davina, but she decides to go over anyway so they can check on Jed. However, when she arrives, Thorne is not on the scene. She looks up and notices there is an upstairs window without a screen and wide open. She goes upstairs and finds the body of her brother in the bathroom that adjoins off the bedroom with the shaft of an arrow sticking out of his chest. Although he had some problems, Jed had been a successful man and, with two scientists, developed a doe birth control serum, which angered hunters. This has caused picketing and protests at the companies where the scientists work. Doubting the small town police will be able to find Jed’s killer, she launches her own investigation. Even if that means having to deal with chief Leo Donovan and his infatuation with her and her red hair.
Edwards Many Questions by Ruth H. Underhill– This book is based on a true story about a little girl name Kay and her constant companion, a little stuffed bunny named Edward. Edward literally comes alive in the pages of this book for all ages to enjoy. Weather reading it to themselves or being read to by an adult, children will look forward to what is revealed as each page is turned.
Don’t Eat Your Boogers (You’ll Turn Green) by Carrie Lowrance– Goober McGee has a bad habit, he eats his boogers. His brother, Sludge, thinks he is pulling his leg. Then one day he wakes up and he’s green-everywhere! How does he get rid of it? Find out as Goober learns to try new foods, becomes a role model to his peers, and promises to never eat his boogers again.
As you can see, we had quite an eclectic group. So go check out the list, you may find the book you have been missing.
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