Thunder and Lightnin' by Jeneen Poole
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A warmly told moral tale with expressive illustrations."
A boy named Henry learns a valuable lesson about listening in this debut children's tale. Read full book review >
The Evil Empire of Cal Schank  by Lionel Domreis
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 5, 2012

"First-rate storytelling that propels an enticing plot."
A World War II vet and a Chinese neighborhood leader look for a way to bring down a ruthless mobster in 1950s Los Angeles in Domreis' debut mystery. Read full book review >

SECRETS OF AN OLD MAN'S GIRLHOOD by Shaughn Marlowe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2013

"An engaging, frank true-life tale that, though not always happy, is certainly hopeful."
Marlowe's (Under the Lion's Paw, 2010, etc.) debut memoir offers a deeply honest account of what it was like growing up a boy in a girl's body. Read full book review >
MY CIA by Christopher David Costanzo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"A fascinating though somewhat censored memoir that also serves as an organizational critique of the CIA."
In his debut, a CIA veteran recounts his challenges and frustrations working for the intelligence agency from 1966 to 1991. Read full book review >
THE HANGING TREE by Michael Phillip Cash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A creepy tale with potential that ultimately lacks enough punch."
A curse brings death and ruin to several generations of a family in Cash's (Stillwell, 2013, etc.) supernatural novella. Read full book review >

DRINK WITH THE DEVIL by David Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2013

"Complex characters and a few unexpected turns make for an engaging, if uneven, tale."
In Woods' debut novel, two men struggle to find financial success in 1960s England. Read full book review >
The Kid Who Beat Wall Street by Ginger Heller
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 16, 2010

"An earnest and sometimes inspiring story of an extraordinary middle schooler."
A debut middle-grade novel about a boy, a blog and a mission. Read full book review >
LOOKING FOR REDFEATHER by Linda Collison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Doesn't pack the fireworks, but that's not where the story lives—it's in the day-to-day lives of its well-drawn characters and their crises."
Collison's coming-of-age novel follows three teenagers who leave their homes to try to find themselves and escape less-than-perfect circumstances. Read full book review >
Raising an Independent Child (Yes, You are Leaving the Nest!) by Fred Witt
Released: Oct. 5, 2013

"Easy-to-read suggestions that will hopefully lead toward better parenting, independent children and a happily empty nest."
Straightforward parenting advice from a father of three. Read full book review >
Marriages, Divorces and A Crossbow by PJ Van Sant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"An engaging cautionary tale; those who've had their own relationship struggles will relate and may even realize that they don't have it as bad as they thought."
A debut memoir focusing on a woman's troubled marriages. Read full book review >
WHO IS SANTA? by Stephen Bigalow
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 27, 2013

"More of the delightful illustrations and less tin-eared text would increase this book's appeal to young Santa-believers."
Bigalow (The History of the North Pole,2012) strings together stories offering his own take on the legend of Santa Claus. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 11, 2013

"An aphorism-filled book with an empowering message."
Mullins provides a ministerial approach to overcoming obstacles and fulfilling purpose. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >