Beamer Learns about Fire Safety: The Beamer Book Series

Cindy Chambers illustrated by Jim Huber

Pages: 34
ISBN: 978-145752-860-6
List Price: 14.95
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Available: September 2014
Edition: Perfectbound

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Come with Beamer as he learns the importance of Fire Safety. His visit to The Tell Me Town Fire & Rescue Station will help you understand the importance of creating a fire safety plan for your home. Beamer, and his best friend Kyle, learn from some welcoming firefighters and the chief of The Tell Me Town Fire & Rescue Station. Share in their excitement as they learn key aspects of fire safety that are important for all families.

Harry Carry: True Story’s of the Post Office

Harry Waldman

Pages: 372
ISBN: 978-145753-012-8
List Price: 18.95
Category: Nonfiction
Available: October 2014
Edition: Perfectbound

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Harry ‘the hat’ Waldman served the Post Office and its many patrons since 1985. He is currently retired, and working on a new book to be presented in a Graphic Novel format. After being rejected by many publishers, he now writes for posterity. All questions, comments, and threats may be directed to liberatedharry@gmail.com

The “Babe” Comes to Hartford: One boy’s great adventure to meet the Bambino

Ronald Bolin

Pages: 152
ISBN: 978-145753-408-9
List Price: 12.95
Category: Fiction
Available: February 2015
Edition: Perfectbound

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For young boys living in the early years of the 20th century, baseball was often a main pastime, if not an obsession. Back in the time of “Babe” Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Christy Mathewson, and the glory days of baseball, children followed every move of their favorite players in the hopes of eventually having one chance meeting. The “Babe” Comes to Hartford is the story of a boy living in Hartford, Connecticut during the time of World War I. He is a huge fan of the Boston Red Sox and their star pitcher and slugger “Babe” Ruth. One day he hears the most wonderful news of his life; The “Babe” is coming to town to play in an exhibition game to benefi t the soldiers fi ghting in France. It’s the chance of a lifetime. He must fi nd a way to see the “Babe” play in the ballgame. He must also fi nd a way to do the impossible; meet his hero during his brief stay in the capitol city. Can he scrape together enough money to buy a ticket to the game? With two outs in the bottom of the ninth will it be one, two, three strikes you’re out or will the “Babe” step up to the plate and hit a homerun for his biggest fan? Follow along with this coming-of-age story as a young boy struggles with school, work, family, and his obsession for baseball, all the while letting nothing stand in the way of his chance to meet the Great Bambino.

Ronald Bolin is an amateur baseball historian and a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan. His passion for baseball and American history combine to create a unique look into the history of our national pastime. He has worked in Connecticut history museums for many years, and enjoys relating the stories of the old Nutmeg State. For many years he portrayed “Babe” Ruth as an education ambassador for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. During these appearances to spread the goodwill of baseball, he was always amazed at the fans’ excitement while meeting the “Babe.”

Everyone Has a Day

Lee Rust

Pages: 132
ISBN: 978-145753-354-9
List Price: 12.95
Category: Fiction
Available: January 2015
Edition: Perfectbound

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Framed for murder by the Mafia, JD Blaine is now a man on the run. As the mob begins to encroach upon Portland, Oregon, Blaine relies on his two closest associates—Smith, the tough private detective, and Tall Bear, the Blackfoot chief—to help clear his name and rid the city of a corruption extending from the seat of government down to those who should be upholding the law themselves. Outnumbered and outgunned but not outsmarted, the trio must gather their allies and prepare for the imminent battle. As the city of Portland explodes in a hail of gunfire and flaming arrows, both sides know that, in war, there can only be one victor.

Just One Night

Rich Croft

Pages: 292
ISBN: 978-145753-348-8
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Available: April 2015
Edition: Hardcover (DJ)

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“Just One Night” is a collection of stories written for a long-distance lover. The stories are mostly fictional, part autobiographical and part, her descriptor, “aspirational”. The relationship behind the stories actually happened. The themes, settings and even some of the dialogue draw on a loving and sexy relationship that lasted many years. The originals of these and other stories were written to entertain and arouse her and to keep her interest until, as is loosely described in the stories, she decided that she was done. No warning, no discussion. She never did explain why.

Rich Croft lives in the Pacific Northwest. “Just One Night” is his first, and likely his only book. Rich Croft is a nom de plume.

Rochesternomics: Why, Statistically Speaking, You Should Live in Rochester, NY

Amol Shrikhande

Pages: 80
ISBN: 978-145753-517-8
List Price: 8.99
Category: Nonfiction
Available: April 2015
Edition: Perfectbound

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If only a large metropolitan area could offer all of the following:



• a reasonably healthy economy

• exceptional public education and high educational attainment

• elite music and art

• innumerable leisure activities

• remarkably affordable housing

• strikingly short commute times

• some of the safest weather conditions in the country

• near universal health care

• solid public transportation

• a culture of ingenuity

• an overall tradition of acceptance



Believe it or not, such an area exists. The only catch is that popular perception actually makes the area seem undesirable. Rochesternomics provides data-driven insight to overcome popular perception and illustrate why Rochester, New York, is this hidden gem.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amol Shrikhande was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and raised outside New Haven, Connecticut. He has spent large chunks of time in Boston, Massachusetts; St. Louis, Missouri; and New York City. In 2010, for no apparent reason, he convinced himself and his wife to move to a place where they knew absolutely nobody: Rochester, New York. In between trying to raise two children, he and his wife are both practicing physicians.

Amol Shrikhande was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and raised outside New Haven, Connecticut. He has spent large chunks of time in Boston, Massachusetts; St. Louis, Missouri; and New York City. In 2010, for no apparent reason, he convinced himself and his wife to move to a place where they knew absolutely nobody: Rochester, New York. In between trying to raise two children, he and his wife are both practicing physicians.

More Plutos

Sue Kientz

Pages: 312
ISBN: 978-145753-787-5
List Price: 29.95
Category: Health, Self-Help & Spirituality
Available: May 2015
Edition: Perfectbound

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Astronomers may have demoted Pluto, but astrologers know better. Pluto is powerful and Astronomers may have demoted Pluto, but astrologers know better. Pluto is powerful and essential to their work. But few appreciate that there are MORE PLUTOS in the Kuiper Belt, more important bodies astrologers and others interested in the craft should be using in chart work. Author Sue Kientz addresses her primer on the new Dwarf Planets to astrological professionals or anyone studying astrology in depth. General readers may nevertheless enjoy learning which celebrities have connections to these massive bodies, since those examples as well as famous disasters (9-11, Challenger explosion, JFK assassination) and achievements (light-bulb invention, Moon landing) are presented in engaging detail.

Kientz analyzes Eris, Makemake, Haumea, Sedna, Quaoar, Orcus, Varuna, Ixion, and others, while revealing why Secondary Progression works and how astrology delivered convincing results even before modern planets were discovered. Planetary patterns are demonstrated to have fractal structure, suggesting astrology has a promising underlying scientific basis.

www.moreplutos.com Sue Kientz (B.A., Theater, Adelphi University; M.A., English, University of New Orleans) first became interested in astrology in 1977 when she decided to conduct a long-term study of zodiac signs to investigate literary symbolism. Originally skeptical that astrology could have any value, after learning how to calculate charts, she was intrigued by the results. Kientz always included the large asteroids in her chart work, but after working with new Kuiper-Belt discoveries Eris, Makemake, Haumea, Sedna, and others, she realized they provided the finishing touches astrology needs to deliver its unique view of people and events in a simple, straightforward manner.

Website: www.moreplutos.com Twitter: @moreplutos

Sue Kientz (B.A., Theater, Adelphi University; M.A., English, University of New Orleans) was on track to become a professor of Shakespearean and Renaissance plays when a chance reading of Harold C. Goddard’s Meaning of Shakespeare changed everything. Her interests became more focused on symbolism, to the extent that she left graduate school to pursue an in-depth study of symbols. Kientz settled on researching the zodiac signs due to their complexity and great age, hoping that in 20 years, she might gain some worthwhile understanding.
Kientz soon found that the only information on zodiac signs was in astrology books. Skeptical that astrology itself could have any value, she eventually experimented with calculating charts for herself, family, and friends, and noticed some uncanny correspondences between her subjects and their charts. Kientz decided not to accept astrology at face value, but rather to watch and see if planetary motion indeed affected people she knew. This side interest went on for decades, while Kientz navigated two marriages, met her birth parents (she was adopted), resumed and finished graduate school, and moved to Los Angeles in 1987. There Sue edited publications at UCLA and worked on some of their earliest websites. Her web work led to a career at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, followed by similar positions at the California Institute of Technology.
While Kientz continued to monitor current events and occasionally cast horoscopes for friends and family, something often seemed missing in certain charts. Sue usually attributed it to still lacking the complete understanding she was striving for, but she did expect two more planets to be found, so Mercury and Venus would no longer “rule” two signs. The modern-era discoveries of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto had removed the need for Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars to rule two signs – what new planets would take over Libra or Taurus from Venus, and Virgo or Gemini from Mercury? Years went by, however, with no hint of new planets, even as larger telescopes and telescope arrays were built and scanned the heavens.  
Starting in 2000, however, some rather large celestial bodies were spotted by Caltech astronomer Mike Brown and his team, culminating in 2005 when one – Eris – was touted to be larger than Pluto. Kientz began studying Brown’s discoveries, including Quaoar, Sedna, Makemake, and Haumea, and found that those unsatisfactory charts of the past were no longer lacking key indicators. After the expectations of two planets, here were a dozen large planetoids! Sue worked to determine consistent meanings for the new orbs, which led to further revelations, including a possible basis for how astrology works. The result is her compelling and intriguing book MORE PLUTOS, aimed at professional astrologers.

Mute Swan

Chris Eisner

Pages: 252
ISBN: 978-145752-824-8
List Price: 12.00
Category: Fiction
Available: April 2015
Edition: Perfectbound

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Dr. Cassius Stevenson is burned out.

After working a decade in an inner city emergency department, the blood and sorrow of a collapsing city has taken its toll.

Flashbacks of his days in the military are riling what has been in hibernation. When his mentor announces retirement, Cassius seizes the opportunity and decides he too will resign. But his mentor is murdered and city detectives have no solid leads.

The soldier is reborn.

Chris Eisner was born in Baltimore and has lived in Maryland his whole life. He began writing at the age of 6. He lives with his wife and dogs.

For more information, see www.chriseisner.com.

Chris Eisner was born in Baltimore and has lived in Maryland his whole life. He began writing at the age of 6. He lives with his wife and dogs.

A Dog’s Story: Sir Spikenard

Yocheved Samson Ph.D

Pages: 26
ISBN: 978-145752-869-9
List Price: 10.95
Category: Inspirational
Available: September 2014
Edition: Perfectbound

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Sir Spikenard (Spike to his friends!) embarks on an exciting mission to find his “Bone to Pick”. At this point in the story, Spike figures his “Bone to Pick” must be a liver flavored bone! With mysterious help from his fore mother and fathers, Spike finds his “Bone to Pick” and learns about Christian Values!

Yocheved Samson Ph.D., is a Psychologist who studies the values of many cultures. “Values” she says, “are what makes a culture meaningful, manageable and understandable.” In the “A Dog’s Story” series, Dr. Samson hopes to capture young readers and their parents and promote a conversation among the families about their cultural values.

Mother Nature and Mz. Bee

Mina Coccia, PhD, RND, NC

Pages: 36
ISBN: 978-145750-709-0
List Price: 14.95
Category: Children’s Books
Available: February 2012
Edition: Perfectbound

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When a retired schoolmarm, Mz. Bee, decides to toil as a tour guide, she wanders about with four young companions, Druker Dragon Fly, Ernie Ant, Dot Lady Bug, and Wee Worm. The four discover the elements of nature differently than most because Mz. Bee combines education with sightseeing and adventurous activities. This way, her little readers can discover their own ways of relating to the natural world while also developing a respect and a caring attitude for the environment. Throughout most of history and in most places, children have had the freedom to play, explore, and interact with the world around them. Often, the first choice is to run to a playground, the woods, or maybe to a waterway or simply to a big tree. Children today, though, have fewer opportunities to be out in nature enjoying free play and many are living sedentary lives. But their curiosity remains. So, how can we connect children with the natural world so they can actively discover and explore the way children used to? Mother Nature and Mz. Bee and The Mz. Bee Book Series aim is to do just that.

Mina Coccia holds a Ph.D. in Holistic Health and is a Traditional Naturopath and Certified Nutritional Consultant. Mina maintains an active practice consulting in health and wellness in the greater Philadelphia area and, when not seeing clients, she is committed to creating a series of books for children. She is dedicated to educating young readers by promoting the importance of wellbeing through their relationship with nature, environmental awareness, and optimum health. Perhaps even more important, the storylines can help support hope that children will develop the environmental values they need to have to become the future guardians of the Earth, who will preserve the treasures and wonder of nature and mankind.

She is a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, the American Naturopathic Medical Accreditation Board, and the National Registry of Naturopathic Practitioners. She is also a member of The National Association of Professional Women.
Mina is also in the process of forming a private foundation, “Making a Difference – Finding a Family.”