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COVER RELEASE — The Design and Construction of the Nautilus by Demetri Capetanopoulos

We’re thrilled to present the cover of Demetri Capetanopoulos’s fantastical book, The Design and Construction of the Nautilus.

Is there anyone, of any age, who has read Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and not sketched their vision of the Nautilus in their imagination or down on paper? For 150 years, the submarine created by Jules Verne has captivated readers and inspired countless interpretations.

Jules Verne was meticulous about incorporating cutting-edge technology of his time and making reasonable extrapolations. The Design and Construction of the Nautilus takes Jules Verne’s in-text descriptions, paired with extensive research on the technology of the time in which Verne’s iconic book was written, and presents detailed construction plans, design notes, and operational theories based on modern submarine technologies.

The Nautilus is more than just a 19th-century mechanical marvel. She has always represented the ultimate technological triumph over nature, a symbol of mankind’s mastery of our domain, and the human desire to explore the unknown.

“Captain Capetanopoulos invites the reader to an exciting dive in the fantastic world of Jules Verne. A world in which, page after page, fiction gives way to reality… Reading it will enthrall all those who love the undersea world. A book to put in the hands of all the passionate Jules Verne submariners.”

Bernard Micaelli, Submarine Design Architect, FRANCE

The Design and Construction of the Nautilus is available for pre-order now! Click here to secure your copy, or ask for it wherever books are sold on October 13, 2018.

Praise for Sister of Saidnaya

Book bloggers and reviewers are raving about Sister of Saidnaya by Rose Ann Kalister. Based on the author’s experiences as the child of Syrian immigrants, this book immerses readers in the immigrant experience through the biting wit and tenacity of protagonist Nadra.

In 1922, a young Nadra traveled by boat from the small Christian village of Saidnaya, Syria, to the ports of Boston, and on to Hedley, West Virginia. With little education, Nadra navigates an industrialized nation as a young, immigrant woman. She must delicately balance the expectations of her heritage with the temptation of independence in the new world.

Find Sister of Saidnaya on Amazon here in paperback and e-book formats.

Below we’ve sampled reviews from independent book bloggers. These reviews are real and honest, not paid for or provided by family or friends.

I found Sister of Saidnaya to be quite fresh and original, and the doses of irreverence sprinkled at various points in the book made it even more entertaining…Sister of Saidnaya deals with cultural issues like family, religion, marriage and societal expectations of women.

Readers who love learning about new cultures will definitely enjoy this book as the author incorporated quite a number of words from the Syrian language and made references to Syrian food as well.

Recommended, especially for lovers of historical novels.

–Book of the week on Lauretta’s Book Blog

Read the full review here. 

The novel weaves historical facts with the story of Nadra in an engaging manner. The story is one of a kind and highly innovative… The novel weaves themes of immigration, naturalization and the challenges of building new lives in foreign lands.

–Biblichor.com review

Read the full review here. 

Haunting, riveting and easy to read. Nadra has such a strong voice and the plot moves swiftly back and forth. It is easy to read and a real page-turner. The subject content is particularly relevant in today’s political climate. A highly recommended read indeed!

–Sreevarsha Sreejith, NetGalley Publisher Member

If you’re a blogger, reviewer, or member of the press, we encourage you to contact us here for a copy of Sister of Saidnaya.

Boyle & Dalton is now accepting manuscripts. To submit a sample of your work, check out our submissions page by clicking here

Publishing Announcement: When Jesus Answers

We’re excited to celebrate the national release of When Jesus Answers: Returning to the9781633371910-Perfect.indd Healing Mercies of God’s Presence by Loren Loving. This heart-opening book is now available as a paperback and e-book on all major markets.

Find When Jesus Answers by clicking here, or ask for it at your favorite bookstore.

God’s voice is the essential secret to healing and happiness. It is the answer to our every dilemma and despair.

When Jesus Answers will throw wide the doors of your heart and open your spirit to God’s words of truth and love. Whether you find yourself in the depths of suffering or the quiet struggles of everyday life, Jesus’ presence pierces the veil of grief and loneliness, loss and abandonment. Through personal testimony, Biblical scripture, allegory and powerful songs of hope, Loren Loving forges a path to guide us back to the comforting embrace of our gracious Heavenly Father.

They say if you want to be a writer just open up a vein and bleed on the page. Loren has done that for you. She has poured out her heart’s passion, along with Christ’s, to help you find the healing and love you crave. Loren’s book is not just a book about healing, it is a book that heals and empowers. It will transform you.
–Ken R. Unger, Author of The Ultimate Breakthrough: Spiritual Therapy for Emotional Pain

Loren Loving is an attorney and a former political activist. For over twenty-five years, including eight years on the mission fields of Europe, Africa, India, and Israel, Loren has shared the vital message of the intimacy and power of God’s voice. Learn more about her at www.LorenLoving.com.

Boyle & Dalton is currently accepting a select number of manuscript submissions for 2018. Find our submission guidelines here.

About the Author: Sister of Saidnaya by Rose Ann Kalister

Rose Ann Kalister is the author of Boyle & Dalton’s latest release, Sister of Saidnaya: A9781633371811_cov.indd Syrian Immigrant’s Tale. This fantastic debut novel tells the story of Nadra, a passionate Syrian immigrant woman who fights to balance the expectations of her heritage with the temptation of independence in the new world.

Find Sister of Saidnaya on Amazon.com here, or ask for it at your favorite bookseller. 

While Sister of Saidnaya is fiction, Rose Ann drew from her own experiences as she wrote the book. Below she writes of the changing cultural landscape of America:

When I was growing up the first question we asked a new friend was “What are you?” Those who said something like “Irish” or “Italian” had it easy.  When I said “Syrian” I got the blank look, sometimes suspicious. Once I figured out the location of Syria, I tried the geographical explanation.  That didn’t help.  No one knew or cared about geography.

My family were foreigners to the West by-God! Virginians and what we ate was also foreign.  Now we say “exotic.”  I’m still amazed when my friends haul out pita, olives, and hummus for snacks.  Now everybody even knows the various spellings for tabbouli.  I once asked my mother why she never made falafel.  She raised her brows and said “That’s street food!”  My mother was a purist, in more ways than that.

I see that the new restaurants are hawking imjaddrah, either alone or as a base for meat or veggies.  In my day imjaddrah was what we had to eat on Friday, the day of abstinence, if mother didn’t want to fry fish.  And other than perch, there was no fish worth frying in West Virginia. I still remember the day I saw that large jar with baba Ghanoug swimming in olive oil.  I was afraid of it!

Rose Ann Kalister has a BA in English from Wheeling Jesuit University, an MA in English andRAK SMall Drama from John Carroll University, and graduate courses from Ohio University. She taught English at John Carroll University, West Virginia University, and Ohio University.  Her longest tenure was at Ohio Dominican University where she was Director of the Academic Center and a Lecturer in Humanities. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild, the National Association of American PEN Women and Writers Satellite.

Learn more about Rose Ann Kalister and Sister of Saidnaya here: RoseAnnKalister.com

PR: “Sister of Saidnaya” National Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jan. 10, 2018

Boyle & Dalton Releases Sister of Saidnaya by Rose Ann Kalister

Zanesville, OH — Boyle & Dalton, publisher of exceptional fiction and non-fiction, has released Rose Ann Kalister’s debut novel: Sister of Saidnaya: A Syrian Immigrant’s Tale to all major paperback and e-book markets.

In 1921, a young Nadra Zahir traveled by boat from the small Christian village of Saidnaya, Syria, to the ports of Boston, and on to Hedley, West Virginia. With little education, Nadra navigates an industrialized nation as a fierce immigrant woman, her potential torn between the expectations of her heritage, and the temptation of independence in the new world.

This book is an eye-opening read for anyone following current events. Nadra’s experiences immerse us in the immigrant experience, her biting wit and tenacity revealing more than a plethora of detached news reports.

Rosalie Ungar, author of In a Heartbeat, praises: “Rose Ann Kalister captures the history of Middle Eastern immigrants in the early 1920s, building a Syrian family saga into a dramatic and delightful story. Sister of Saidnaya portrays Nadra’s hopes and courage in the frequently hostile and often comical world of family and in-laws. I highly recommend this book.”

Sister of Saidnaya is distributed in paperback form nationally, and is available for download on all major e-reader devices.

Boyle & Dalton is an independent hybrid publisher. They vet all submissions for quality prior to publishing in order to uphold the high standard of the Boyle & Dalton brand.

For submission information, or to schedule a media interview, please contact Boyle & Dalton via email, or phone:

info@BoyleandDalton.com

(614) 805-3982

Publishing Announcement: Sister of Saidnaya

Sister of Saidnaya: A Syrian Immigrant’s Tale by Rose Ann Kalister, the latest release from9781633371811_cov.indd Boyle & Dalton, is now available as a paperback and e-book on all major markets. This is an eye-opening read for anyone following current events, and a must-read for those who enjoy immersive stories with a strong female protagonist.

Find Sister of Saidnaya on Amazon here, or ask for it at your favorite bookstore. 

“You go we all go!” Lila said as she stepped closer to Sami.

“I can’t afford to take us and the four girls!”

“Two of them can stay behind. Mama offered to care for them. Sitto is convinced we will return. We can send for them when we’re settled.”

Nadra crept away quietly, but her heart was shouting, take me, please. She didn’t want her big sisters to be left behind, but if someone had to stay, she didn’t want to be the one.

In 1921, a young Nadra Zahir traveled by boat from the small Christian village of Saidnaya, Syria, to the ports of Boston, and on to Hedley, West Virginia. With little education, Nadra navigates an industrialized nation as a fierce immigrant woman, her potential torn between the expectations of her heritage, and the temptation of independence in the new world.

Rose Ann Kalister captures the history of Middle Eastern immigrants in the early 1920s, building a Syrian family saga into a dramatic and delightful story. Sister of Saidnaya portrays Nadra’s hopes and courage in the frequently hostile and often comical world of family and in-laws. I highly recommend this book.
—Rosalie Linver Ungar
Author of In A Heartbeat

Learn more about Sister of Saidnaya and find complete links to purchase the book at www.RoseAnnKalister.com. 

Boyle & Dalton is currently accepting manuscript submissions. Find our submission guidelines here. 

Publishing Spotlight — Maman

Every culture has its own term of endearment for the comforter, the matriarch, the bedrockMaman_Cover at the center of the family. In Persian, that word is Maman.

Maman is a touching tribute to the author’s mother. This book weaves the life story of a Jewish-Iranian woman whose identity is fiercely bound to her family, her country and her faith. Married at a very young age, Maman raised seven children in the midst of poverty and the chaos of political upheaval in Iran. Her unfailing faith in God and her love for her homeland gave her strength to provide the best memories for her family, even during difficult times.

Maman provides a powerful perspective on motherhood—the reserves of faith that cannot be quelled with tragedy, the bonds of family that cannot be broken by distance, and the love of one’s home that cannot be extinguished by hatred.

Find Maman here in paperback or e-book format, or ask for it at your favorite bookstore. 

Reader and reviewer praise for Maman:

“I found Maman to be interesting and educational. The author maintained a comfortable style which made the story a relaxing but fascinating read. I found the story to be especially relevant given today’s political climate.”

“I think this would be a great introduction to Persian Jewish culture for middle and high school students. Persian Jewish culture and religion is a difficult niche in which to create a reading audience, but Niknam has offered an encouraging view of the challenges and their resolution through emigration or aliyah.”

Maman was vetted from a pool of other submissions before being accepted for publication by Boyle & Dalton. As with all Boyle & Dalton books, Maman underwent a rigorous production process identical to that of a traditional publisher.

Learn more about Boyle & Dalton’s publication process here.

Boyle & Dalton is now accepting manuscripts for consideration. To submit a sample of your work, read our submission page here

Publishing Spotlight — Dealing with This Thing Called Life

Ebook_Cover_SumlinChristopher Michael Sumlin’s inspiration is contagious. He finds life lessons in trials, in moments of stress and anxiety, and in those happy moments that many of us take for granted.

While encouraging his friends and colleagues, Chris discovered a hole in the market where self-help books for young people should be. Determined to create a tool to help his peers, Chris wrote Dealing with This Thing Called Life. Through relatable anecdotes from his own life, Chris encourages, entertains, and motivates men and women alike to bust negative thinking and persevere toward greatness instead.

Find a copy of Dealing with This Thing Called Life here, or ask for it at your favorite bookstore.

…before you know it you feel like you are with the author at a coffee shop listening to his stories. I am encouraged, empowered, and motivated by this book… I was able to finish it in one sitting, but I know I will be able to refer back to it to remind me of the pearls of wisdom found in his book.

–Patricia de Souza, Professor, Claflin University

Dealing with This Thing Called Life was released by Boyle & Dalton in spring of 2016. Like all Boyle & Dalton books, Dealing with This Thing Called Life was vetted for quality prior to acceptance. Upon its inclusion, our team of editors and designers worked on every facet of Chris’ book, using the same processes as “Big Five” publishers. The result is a professionally produced book that will continue to inspire young people for generations.

If you’re interested in becoming a Boyle & Dalton author, we invite you to learn more about our selection and publication process by clicking here.

The Black Lens — In the News

It’s only been a few months since the release of The Black Lens — Christopher Stollar’s black_lens_front_covernovel of sex trafficking in rural America — but reviews are already pouring in. From parents and educators, to sex trafficking survivors and activists, those who have read The Black Lens are spreading the word:

This is a book you won’t soon forget.

Find a copy of The Black Lens for yourself here, or ask for it at your favorite bookstore. 

In case you’re out of the loop, we’ve collected some of the most recent news stories and write-ups about The Black Lens and the work Christopher is doing to fight sex trafficking.

Find the feature story from This Week News on The Black Lens by clicking here: “Novel all too real for trafficking victims”

“‘The characters in the book were so realistic,’ said Theresa Flores, another survivor of human trafficking and the founder of the nonprofit awareness organization Traffic Free. ‘I was just amazed that he (Stollar) would take the time to interview so many people to get it right. The point of his book, and for many of us, is this could happen to anyone. Nobody is exempt from this happening.'”

Read the Columbus Underground book review of The Black Lens by clicking here: “Book Review: The Black Lens Captures Hidden Reality of Domestic Sex Trade”

“The Black Lens is clearly the work of a journalist. It exists to inform and disrupt, and it succeeds. Stollar researched sex trafficking for more than three years to write The Black Lens, conducting interviews with survivors and experts.

“There is no attempt to sugar coat the life of abuse lead by those forced into the sex labor industry. But beyond graphic scenarios and adult language, The Black Lens is a mirror for the casual reader.”

Check out a post by the author highlighting a special review from one survivor of sex trafficking: “The Black Lens: Survivor Recommended” 

“…my concern of this book adding to those misconceptions diminished more and more as I read. This book is not only an engaging page turner but also accurately portrays how some young girls get pulled into this horrific life. I highly recommend this book.”

Interested in becoming a Boyle & Dalton author? Learn more about our submission process here. 

Publishing Announcement — A Package of Moods

We’re happy to announce the release of A Package of Moods by Adam Bassett. This debutapom_basset_ebook novel tells the stories of several strangers as their lives intertwine, bound together by a new medical breakthrough–mood patches.

What if you could be happy, affectionate, lustful, calm, alert or full of inspiration, just by applying a convenient adhesive patch to your skin? Royce Pharmaceuticals’ latest products are gaining popularity, but the true effects of the drugs remain masked by those who stand to gain the most.

Through its twists and turns, A Package of Moods will send you spiraling into a rabbit hole of emotions, both real and manufactured, always one step away from the truth the drug company wants you to avoid.

Get your copy of A Package of Moods here, or ask for it at your favorite book store.

A Package of Moods was vetted from a pool of other submissions before being accepted for publication by Boyle & Dalton. As with all Boyle & Dalton books, A Package of Moods underwent a rigorous production process identical to that of a traditional publisher.

Learn more about Boyle & Dalton’s publication process here.

Boyle & Dalton is now accepting manuscripts for consideration. To submit a sample of your work, check out our submission page here