BIG TRAIN'S BACKYARD by P. Edmund Fischetti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2013

"A baseball tale too tightly controlled to make much of a connection."
In this debut novel, a family-oriented baseball player achieves professional success while amassing an extended family. Read full book review >
BLUE STAR by John W. Holt
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"A fresh, small-town take on the 'aliens among us' thriller that needs more detail."
A breezy sci-fi mystery about a covert alien invasion set in the Rocky Mountains. Read full book review >

THE TWELVE CHALLENGES OF ALEXYFIDO by Ali Najjar-Khatirkolaei
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"A creative short tale that's likely to entertain young readers."
A young boy goes on a fantastic imaginary adventure while his mother has a baby in this debut short children's story by 9-year-old Najjar-Khatirkolaei. Read full book review >
Disappearing Act by Sharon Murphy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2013

"A thoughtful and thought-provoking memoir."
A mother's debut account of abducting her child to save him from his abusive father. Read full book review >
THE BOTTOMS UP MURDER by Jesse A. Hester
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Aug. 31, 2013

"A fun, breezy and harmless mystery novel chock full of moxie."
Murders, intrigue, and a host of eccentric, homespun characters keep this debut mystery novel fizzing. Read full book review >

THE FREEDOM PLAN: AN AMERICAN ANSWER TO HEALTH CARE REFORM by John F. Perry
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 20, 2013

"A problematic prescription for an infirm industry."
In his debut, Perry, a practicing physician for 40 years, examines the ailing American health care system and proposes a solution. Read full book review >
SIMEON PETER'S SIN by Robert E. Bailot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2013

"An ideologically and dramatically gripping novel of Christianity's birth pangs."
A debut historical novel about the turbulent early years of Christianity. Read full book review >
MOVING ON by Cliff Wilkerson
THRILLERS
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"An engaging tale of self-actualization."
An inspiring memoir about a man pursuing his goal to become a psychiatrist. Read full book review >
The Last of the Good Girls by Mary Ann Woodruff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 2013

"A sensitive account, though it doesn't offer much remarkably new insight."
A woman in her 70s looks back in this coming-out memoir. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A funny, insightful and authentic view of occupied Japan."
A compilation of headlines and essays from a newspaper published immediately after World War II by Americansoldiers stationed in Japan. Read full book review >
RETALIATION by Amy Block Joy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2013

"Despite these minor flaws, the book effectively and excitingly recounts real-life fallout from whistleblowing on the job; Block Joy's ultimate moral and legal triumph serves as both inspiration and warning about workplace retaliation."
As Block Joy (Whistleblower, 2010) documents in her second book, university colleagues messed with the wrong professor when they sought to destroy her career after she reported their financial fraud. Read full book review >
JUST A GUY by Don Rasmussen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 2013

"Despite a muddled narrative, a haunting portrait of discord emerges."
A founder of ESPN opens a window into his dysfunctional family. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >