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Holiday Gift Guide 2022

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The Weight of Air: A Story of the Lies about Addiction and the Truth about Recovery

Addiction & Recovery

The Weight of Air: A Story of the Lies about Addiction and the Truth about Recovery

David Poses

Dog Love

Animals-Pets Fiction

Dog Love

K. R. Ward

Sweet Potato (A Grumpy the Iguana and Green Parrot Adventure Series) #9

Animals-Pets Fiction

Sweet Potato (A Grumpy the Iguana and Green Parrot Adventure Series) #9

Susan Marie Chapman

Many Brave Fools: A Story of Addiction, Dysfunction, Codependency... And Horses

Animals-Pets Nonfiction

Many Brave Fools: A Story of Addiction, Dysfunction, Codependency... And Horses

Susan E. Conley

A THEORY OF EXPANDED LOVE

Audiobook Fiction

A THEORY OF EXPANDED LOVE

Caitlin Hicks

Em's Awful Good Fortune

Audiobook Fiction

Em's Awful Good Fortune

Marcie Maxfield

Cherishable, An Illuminating Guide for Caregivers and Patients

Audiobook Nonfiction

Cherishable, An Illuminating Guide for Caregivers and Patients

Julie J. Wylie

CLUBBED TWO: Anxiety, Anger, Activism

Book Cover Design-Fiction

CLUBBED TWO: Anxiety, Anger, Activism

Robert A. Karl

Hold, Please: Stage Managing A Pandemic

Book Cover Design-Nonfiction

Hold, Please: Stage Managing A Pandemic

Richard Hester

Anticipate Failure: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Navigating Uncertainty, Avoiding Disaster, and Building a Successful Business

Business-Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Anticipate Failure: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Navigating Uncertainty, Avoiding Disaster, and Building a Successful Business

Lak Ananth

Your Next Big Idea: Improve Your Creativity and Problem-Solving

Business-Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Your Next Big Idea: Improve Your Creativity and Problem-Solving

Samuel Sanders

The Art of Lifelong Customers: The Field Guide to Growing Profitable and Fulfilling Customer Relationships

Business-General

The Art of Lifelong Customers: The Field Guide to Growing Profitable and Fulfilling Customer Relationships

Mihaela Akers

Women on Top: What's Keeping You From Executive Leadership?

Business-Motivational

Women on Top: What's Keeping You From Executive Leadership?

Deb Boelkes

Jobseeker's Guide, 9th Edition, Ten Steps to a Federal Job®

Career

Jobseeker's Guide, 9th Edition, Ten Steps to a Federal Job®

Kathryn Troutman

The Female Edge

Career

The Female Edge

Mary McGuire

Alphabet of Flowers

Childrens Educational

Alphabet of Flowers

Gloria D. Gonsalves

The Jolt Felt Around the World

Childrens Environment

The Jolt Felt Around the World

Susanna Shetley

Grandpa Kevin's...The Gingerbread Man

Childrens Fiction

Grandpa Kevin's...The Gingerbread Man

Kevin Brougher

The Who That I Am

Childrens Inspirational

The Who That I Am

Cynthia Carla

My Old Friend, Then

Childrens Motivational

My Old Friend, Then

Katherine Davis-Gibbon

General Jack and the Battle of the Five Kingdoms

Christian Fiction

General Jack and the Battle of the Five Kingdoms

David Bush

Remy's Dilemma: Special Delivery

Comedy

Remy's Dilemma: Special Delivery

Andrew Snook

The Difference

Contemporary Novel

The Difference

C. D'Angelo

The Tattoo Murder

Crime Fiction

The Tattoo Murder

Bob Brill

Zen (and Rage) and the Art of a Never-Ending Home Renovation

Cross Genre

Zen (and Rage) and the Art of a Never-Ending Home Renovation

Marcia E. Formica

The Binding Tempest

Epic Fantasy

The Binding Tempest

Steven Rudy

The Dying Sun

Fantasy

The Dying Sun

L.J. Stanton

Back to One

Friendship

Back to One

Antonia Gavrihel

The Glimpse

General Fiction

The Glimpse

Lis Bensley

A Storm Before the War: A Harvey & McCrary Adventure

Historical Fiction

A Storm Before the War: A Harvey & McCrary Adventure

Phillip Otts

PENTADAKTYLOS: Love, Promises and Patriotism in the Last Days of Colonial Cyprus

Historical Fiction

PENTADAKTYLOS: Love, Promises and Patriotism in the Last Days of Colonial Cyprus

Robert Egby

Gone Before Glory: The Life and Tragic Death of William McKinley

History-United States

Gone Before Glory: The Life and Tragic Death of William McKinley

Stephen G. Yanoff

This Thing of Darkness

Horror

This Thing of Darkness

Allan Batchelder

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CLUBBED TWO: Anxiety, Anger, Activism

LGBTQ Fiction

CLUBBED TWO: Anxiety, Anger, Activism

Robert A. Karl

Songs from an Imperfect Life

LGBTQ Nonfiction

Songs from an Imperfect Life

J. Ronald M. York

Leadership Rites of Passage: The Journey of the Aspiring Leader and the Methods of the Mentor

Leadership

Leadership Rites of Passage: The Journey of the Aspiring Leader and the Methods of the Mentor

Rick Tirrell

The Last Professional

Literary Fiction

The Last Professional

Ed Davis

Escaping Mercy

Medical Mystery/Thriller

Escaping Mercy

Sam Polakoff

Fatherless, Fearless, Female

Memoir

Fatherless, Fearless, Female

Mary Charity Kruger Stein

Paris Blue

Memoir

Paris Blue

Julie Scolnik

Confederacy of Fenians

Military Fiction

Confederacy of Fenians

James D. Nealon

Be Your Own Medical Intuitive: Healing Your Body and Soul

Mind, Body, Spirit

Be Your Own Medical Intuitive: Healing Your Body and Soul

Tina Zion

The Extraordinary UnOrdinary You: Follow Your Own Path, Discover Your Own Journey

Multicultural Nonfiction

The Extraordinary UnOrdinary You: Follow Your Own Path, Discover Your Own Journey

Simone Knego

Missing in Miami

Mystery

Missing in Miami

Kathryn Lane

When Silence Screams

Mystery

When Silence Screams

Mark Edward Langley

The Blanchard Witches of Daihmler County

Paranormal Mystery/Thriller

The Blanchard Witches of Daihmler County

Micah House

Why Some Animals Eat Their Young

Parenting & Family

Why Some Animals Eat Their Young

Dallas Louis

Journey Into Awareness: Reclaiming Your Life

Personal Growth

Journey Into Awareness: Reclaiming Your Life

Karin M. Keyes, LCSW

From A to Z with Energy!: 26 Ways to Move and Play

Picture Books - Ages 4-8

From A to Z with Energy!: 26 Ways to Move and Play

Connie Bergstein Dow

I Want a Nickname

Picture Books - All Ages

I Want a Nickname

Tradara McLaurine

Spirit of the Cheetah: A Somali Tale

Picture Books - Multicultural

Spirit of the Cheetah: A Somali Tale

Karen Lynn Williams & Khadra Mohammed

Debris

Poetry-General

Debris

Jonathan Wells

Renditions

Poetry-General

Renditions

Reginald Gibbons

Book of Feast

Poetry-Reflections

Book of Feast

Zachary Valtschanoff

Ask The Wind

Poetry-Social/Political

Ask The Wind

Mahnaz Badihian

The Drowning House

Poetry-Social/Political

The Drowning House

John Sibley Williams

How to Slow Your Inner Flash

Psychiatry/Psychology

How to Slow Your Inner Flash

Kenneth Rogers, Jr.

Aloha With Love

Romance

Aloha With Love

Lindy Miller with Terence Brody

Everyone Is An "Influencer": Building A Brand By Engaging The People Who Matter Most

Sales & Marketing

Everyone Is An "Influencer": Building A Brand By Engaging The People Who Matter Most

Kelly Keenan

Requiem For A Genocide

Science Fiction

Requiem For A Genocide

Michael Drakich

Relentless: Homeless Teen to Achieving the Entrepreneur Dream

Self-help: Motivational

Relentless: Homeless Teen to Achieving the Entrepreneur Dream

Natasha Miller

Not for Polite Society and Other Short Stories: Fictional tales on a ride of twists, turns, and the unexpected

Short Stories

Not for Polite Society and Other Short Stories: Fictional tales on a ride of twists, turns, and the unexpected

Elle Stockton

The Bishop's Palace

Small Books/Novella

The Bishop's Palace

Janet K. Shawgo

Soul Afterlife: Beyond the Near-Death Experience

Spirituality

Soul Afterlife: Beyond the Near-Death Experience

Bud Megargee

Legends of the Circle

Thriller

Legends of the Circle

Stephen J. Galgon

Buen Camino! Tips From a WINTER Pilgrim

Travelogue

Buen Camino! Tips From a WINTER Pilgrim

Anne Born

More Than

Women's Fiction

More Than

Diane Barnes

Truth and Other Lies

Women's Fiction

Truth and Other Lies

Maggie Smith

Once Upon a Scare

Young Adult Fiction

Once Upon a Scare

Dr. Bon Blossman

The Lion Hunter

Action/Adventure

The Lion Hunter

Garth Tuxford

Picturing Freedom: African Americans & Their Cars, A Photographic History

African American Nonfiction

Picturing Freedom: African Americans & Their Cars, A Photographic History

Stanley B. Burns, MD & Elizabeth A. Burns

Forever Dogs: Wit and Wisdom from the Great Canine Beyond - Wagging Tails Telling Tales!

Animals-Pets Fiction

Forever Dogs: Wit and Wisdom from the Great Canine Beyond - Wagging Tails Telling Tales!

Tricia Spencer

A Tail of Love, Life Lessons from Scrappy, a Pet Therapy Dog

Animals-Pets Nonfiction

A Tail of Love, Life Lessons from Scrappy, a Pet Therapy Dog

Larry N. Grogan

Rabbit at the Sliding Door: Chloe's Story

Animals-Pets Nonfiction

Rabbit at the Sliding Door: Chloe's Story

Denise Lee Branco

Cali the Destroyer

Audiobook Fiction

Cali the Destroyer

Sol Luckman

Out of Poland - Novella

Audiobook Fiction

Out of Poland - Novella

Breakfield and Burkey

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Of Ash & Fire

Book Cover Design-Fiction

Of Ash & Fire

DJ Hill

The White House in Gingerbread: Memories and Recipes

Book Cover Design-Nonfiction

The White House in Gingerbread: Memories and Recipes

Roland Mesnier with Mark Ramsdell

SHE RULES: What you didn’t know is holding you back in business

Business-Entrepreneurship & Small Business

SHE RULES: What you didn’t know is holding you back in business

Sara Roach Lewis

Indirect Work: A REgenerative Change Theory for Business, Communities, Institutions, and Humans

Business-General

Indirect Work: A REgenerative Change Theory for Business, Communities, Institutions, and Humans

Carol Sanford

Words That Work: Communicate Your Purpose, Your Profits and Your Performance

Business-General

Words That Work: Communicate Your Purpose, Your Profits and Your Performance

Val Wright

Winded: A Memoir in Four Stages

Cancer

Winded: A Memoir in Four Stages

Dawn Newton

Options Are Power: Career Strategies for High Performers Who Want a Life

Career

Options Are Power: Career Strategies for High Performers Who Want a Life

Donna Peters

Values First: How Knowing Your Core Beliefs Can Get You the Life and Career You Want

Career

Values First: How Knowing Your Core Beliefs Can Get You the Life and Career You Want

Laura Eigel, Ph.D.

THE GLOBAL KID: The World's First VR/AR Political Comic Book

Childrens Educational

THE GLOBAL KID: The World's First VR/AR Political Comic Book

Dr Maha Hosain Aziz

Bliss and Her Friends

Childrens Fiction

Bliss and Her Friends

Bernadette Wells and Carl Baker

Solita and The Purple Moon

Childrens Inspirational

Solita and The Purple Moon

Miriam Isabel Elliott

Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesday

Childrens Motivational

Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesday

Alysson Foti Bourque

Little Miss Linda Speaks Out About Diversity

Childrens Multicultural

Little Miss Linda Speaks Out About Diversity

Dr. Linda J. M. Holloway

This Hallowed Ground

Christian Fiction

This Hallowed Ground

Donna E. Lane

Crude Awakenings

Comics and Graphic Novels

Crude Awakenings

Jeff Nichols, Stephen O Mahoney; Illustrator: DICI Dela Cruz

Gag Me: A Friday Harbor Novel

Crime Fiction

Gag Me: A Friday Harbor Novel

Susan Wingate

Woman Trouble

Crime Fiction

Woman Trouble

David Benjamin

Over the Breadth of the Earth: A Novel from the Saga of Fallen Leaves

Epic Fantasy

Over the Breadth of the Earth: A Novel from the Saga of Fallen Leaves

J.L. Feuerstack

Birth of the Fae: From the Ashes, Book Three

Fantasy

Birth of the Fae: From the Ashes, Book Three

Danielle M. Orsino

The Girl in the Toile Wallpaper

Fantasy

The Girl in the Toile Wallpaper

Mary K. Savarese

Chasing Rabbits

General Fiction

Chasing Rabbits

Rodolfo Del Toro

The Ray of Hope

General Fiction

The Ray of Hope

Janet Johnson Anderson

Bloodroot

Historical Fiction

Bloodroot

Daniel V. Meier, Jr.

Tabula Rasa

Historical Fiction

Tabula Rasa

Jayanthi Sankar

The White House: An Historic Guide

History-United States

The White House: An Historic Guide

The White House Historical Association

Your Road to Yes!: How to Build Trust In Yourself and With Others

How-to

Your Road to Yes!: How to Build Trust In Yourself and With Others

Justin Patton

Butterfly Awakens: A Memoir of Transformation Through Grief

Inspiration

Butterfly Awakens: A Memoir of Transformation Through Grief

Meg Nocero

Peeper's Atonement

LGBTQ Fiction

Peeper's Atonement

J. Ronald M. York

Straight Enough

LGBTQ Nonfiction

Straight Enough

Lorinda Boyer

Turnaround: How to Change Course When Things Are Going

Leadership

Turnaround: How to Change Course When Things Are Going

Lisa Gable

Witness to the Crucifixion

Literary Fiction

Witness to the Crucifixion

David Benjamin

Preacher Raises the Dead (Evan Wycliff #3)

Medical Mystery/Thriller

Preacher Raises the Dead (Evan Wycliff #3)

Gerald Everett Jones

How To Eat A Shit Sandwich & Keep Smiling

Memoir

How To Eat A Shit Sandwich & Keep Smiling

Annette Densham

Suzette’s Daddy Issues

Memoir

Suzette’s Daddy Issues

Suzette Shanle

Seeing the Elephant: One Man's Return to the Horrors of the Civil War

Military Fiction

Seeing the Elephant: One Man's Return to the Horrors of the Civil War

T.W. Harvey

Spirit Speaks Within You The Awakening Guide to Tap Intuition, Gain Validation And Increase Healing

Mind, Body, Spirit

Spirit Speaks Within You The Awakening Guide to Tap Intuition, Gain Validation And Increase Healing

Kelle Sutliff

Dr. Altman and the Concubines

Mystery

Dr. Altman and the Concubines

Jacqueline Shortell-McSweeney

Not Me! Speluncaphobia, Secrets and Hidden Treasure (A Macavity & Me Mystery)

Mystery

Not Me! Speluncaphobia, Secrets and Hidden Treasure (A Macavity & Me Mystery)

Charlotte Stuart

Between the Lines: A novel

New Fiction (First-time Published)

Between the Lines: A novel

Sarah Lynn

The Lives of Diamond Bessie

Paranormal Mystery/Thriller

The Lives of Diamond Bessie

Jody Hadlock

Waiting for Rainbows

Parenting & Family (Adoption)

Waiting for Rainbows

Ashley Berry

Mindset Medicine: A Journaling Power Self-Love Book

Personal Growth

Mindset Medicine: A Journaling Power Self-Love Book

Mari L. McCarthy

Have You Seen My Friends?: The Adventures of Creativity

Picture Books - Ages 4-8

Have You Seen My Friends?: The Adventures of Creativity

Monica H. Kang

That Monster on the Block

Picture Books - All Ages

That Monster on the Block

Sue Ganz-Schmitt

I Love You Through Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall

Picture Books - Preschool

I Love You Through Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall

Junia Wonders

Everything

Poetry-General

Everything

Andrea Cohen

Reliquary

Poetry-Life/Experience

Reliquary

Abigail Wender

Embody

Poetry-Reflections

Embody

Sonee Singh

Cutlish

Poetry-Social/Political

Cutlish

Rajiv Mohabir

Debt Bomb

Political Thriller

Debt Bomb

Michael E Ginsberg

From Where I Stand

Relationships

From Where I Stand

Caroline Goldberg Igra

Crystal Lake Inn

Romance

Crystal Lake Inn

Susan W. Green

Friction: Adding Value By Making People Work for It

Sales & Marketing

Friction: Adding Value By Making People Work for It

Soon Yu and Dave Birss

Therapy Without A Therapist: A DIY Guide to Good Mental Health & Growth (Fully Human Psychotherapy Tools for Life Series)

Self-help: General

Therapy Without A Therapist: A DIY Guide to Good Mental Health & Growth (Fully Human Psychotherapy Tools for Life Series)

Avigail Abarbanel

Artist: Awakening the Spirit Within

Self-help: Spiritual

Artist: Awakening the Spirit Within

Jocelyn Jones

The Ballad of Cherrystoke and Other Stories

Short Stories

The Ballad of Cherrystoke and Other Stories

Melanie McGee Bianchi

Welcome To California: From L.A. County Jail to #1 in Sales

Social/Political Change

Welcome To California: From L.A. County Jail to #1 in Sales

Sandra LA Boszko

Last Liar Standing

Suspense

Last Liar Standing

Danielle M. Wong

The Enigma Always

Thriller

The Enigma Always

Breakfield and Burkey

Ice Out

Visionary Fiction

Ice Out

Susan Speranza

Novel Women 2

Women's Fiction

Novel Women 2

Between Friends Book Club

When Lions Roar

Women's Fiction

When Lions Roar

Karen Leigh Gruber

Beating Drug Addiction in Tehran: a Women's Clinic

Addiction & Recovery

Beating Drug Addiction in Tehran: a Women's Clinic

Dr. Kate Dolan

Working While Black: A Woman's Guide to Stop Being the Best Kept Secret

African American Nonfiction

Working While Black: A Woman's Guide to Stop Being the Best Kept Secret

Dr Tana Session

Gizelle's Silly, Soggy Day

Animals-Pets Fiction

Gizelle's Silly, Soggy Day

Michelle Hill and Joy VanDertuin

Blossom~The Wild Ambassador of Tewksbury

Animals-Pets Nonfiction

Blossom~The Wild Ambassador of Tewksbury

Anna Carner

Celestial Bodies: The Tess Lee and Jack Miller Novels

Anthology

Celestial Bodies: The Tess Lee and Jack Miller Novels

Patricia Leavy

Clarissa Hedgestone and the Blood Moon

Audiobook Fiction

Clarissa Hedgestone and the Blood Moon

C. Jill Hefte

Blossom~The Wild Ambassador of Tewksbury

Audiobook Nonfiction

Blossom~The Wild Ambassador of Tewksbury

Anna Carner

Bravo Anjali

Book Cover Design-Childrens Picture Books

Bravo Anjali

Sheetal Sheth

Peeper's Revenge

Book Cover Design-Fiction

Peeper's Revenge

J. Ronald M. York

What the Pet Food Industry Is Not Telling You: Developing Good Practices for a Healthier Dog

Book Cover Design-Nonfiction

What the Pet Food Industry Is Not Telling You: Developing Good Practices for a Healthier Dog

Dr. Stephanie Krol

Unconventional:  A Memoir of Entrepreneurism, Politics, and Pot

Business-Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Unconventional: A Memoir of Entrepreneurism, Politics, and Pot

Jamie Andrea Garzot

Leading Inclusion: Drive Change Your Employees Can See and Feel

Business-General

Leading Inclusion: Drive Change Your Employees Can See and Feel

Gena Cox

Take Charge of You: How Self-Coaching Can Transform Your Life and Career

Business-Motivational

Take Charge of You: How Self-Coaching Can Transform Your Life and Career

David Novak, Jason Goldsmith

Executive Presence: The P.O.I.S.E Formula for Leadership

Career

Executive Presence: The P.O.I.S.E Formula for Leadership

Shital Kakkar Mehra

Talent: The Market Cap Multiplier

Career

Talent: The Market Cap Multiplier

Ram Charan, Anish Batlaw

A Peacemaker for Warring Nations: The Founding of the Iroquois League

Childrens Educational

A Peacemaker for Warring Nations: The Founding of the Iroquois League

Joseph Bruchac

The Ace Compeers: The Secrets of Skin Colour

Childrens Educational

The Ace Compeers: The Secrets of Skin Colour

Rita Bhandari

Eek! My Ink!

Childrens Fiction

Eek! My Ink!

Raven Howell

The Extraordinarily Ordinary Life of Prince: Everybody's Good at Something

Childrens Inspirational

The Extraordinarily Ordinary Life of Prince: Everybody's Good at Something

Prince A. Sanders

Everybody Loves Grace: A True Story of Grace's Adventure to Washington, DC

Childrens Motivational

Everybody Loves Grace: A True Story of Grace's Adventure to Washington, DC

Katy McQuaid

Swahili Folklore: A Compilation of Animal Facts, Folktales, Nursery Rhymes, and Songs

Childrens Multicultural

Swahili Folklore: A Compilation of Animal Facts, Folktales, Nursery Rhymes, and Songs

Gloria D. Gonsalves

We're All Doing Our Best: Finding God's Healing, Grace, and Truth Through Examination of Our Stories

Christian Nonfiction

We're All Doing Our Best: Finding God's Healing, Grace, and Truth Through Examination of Our Stories

Tasha Page

BINGE

Contemporary Novel

BINGE

Anne Pfeffer

The Bones of Amoret

Crime Fiction

The Bones of Amoret

Arthur Herbert

The Love Around Us: Some Haiku-Inspired Essays to Brighten Your Day

Cross Genre

The Love Around Us: Some Haiku-Inspired Essays to Brighten Your Day

Laura Lee Bond

Over the Broad Earth: A Novel from the Saga of Fallen Leaves

Epic Fantasy

Over the Broad Earth: A Novel from the Saga of Fallen Leaves

J.L. Feuerstack

Like a Lily Among the Thorns

Fantasy

Like a Lily Among the Thorns

Karen S. Bell

True Teryn

Fantasy

True Teryn

S.G. Blaise

Nutshell (The Brainbow Chronicles)

General Fiction

Nutshell (The Brainbow Chronicles)

John Albedo

Sweating Together: How Peloton Built a Billion Dollar Venture and Created Community in a Digital World

Health & Fitness

Sweating Together: How Peloton Built a Billion Dollar Venture and Created Community in a Digital World

David J. Miller

Finding Napoleon: A Novel

Historical Fiction

Finding Napoleon: A Novel

Margaret Rodenberg

The Lone Snake: The Story of Sofonisba Anguissola

Historical Fiction

The Lone Snake: The Story of Sofonisba Anguissola

Lisa Vihos

Grumpy Goes Home For The Holiday

Holiday-Childrens

Grumpy Goes Home For The Holiday

Susan Marie Chapman

The 18-Dickety Doo's
Portraits from the Times

Humor

The 18-Dickety Doo's
Portraits from the Times

Joseph Ryan

The Chocolate Clouds

Juvenile Fiction

The Chocolate Clouds

Marc Remus