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Human World by Daniel Amedee, Now Available Worldwide!

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Happy release day to Daniel Amedee, author of Human World!

Human World is now available in print and digital editions from retailers worldwide. Find it on Barnes & Noble here, Amazon here, or ask for it at your favorite bookstore.

As the Iron Age comes to a close, Earth is a flooded planet invaded by an alien race.

The fractal cycles of humans, nations, and planets are resetting as Earth prepares for the beginning of a new Golden Age.

Told through glimpses into worlds beyond our physical universe, and those beyond our scope of reality, this is a story of humanity’s introspection at the end of the world.

Human World is the right kind of challenging. It tells a story that’s futuristic, yet indelibly intertwined with commentary on the world that we live in today. Part revolutionist fiction, part science fiction, part environmental commentary, part social commentary, Human World is an example of modern literature that’s pushing boundaries.

Human World melds science fiction and spirituality, peeling away the typical layers of recognizable space in its quest to lay bare hidden realities. Amedee’s novel, haunting and demanding, draws the reader into science fiction on its own lower frequency, spinning light and sound into equal parts social commentary, speculative vision, and path to enlightenment.”
—Eddie Ardeneaux IV, Assistant Professor of English at University of the Ozarks

Human World has it all—space travel, time travel, mind travel, astral travel, genetic engineering, cold-blooded super soldiers, spiritual enlightenment, spiritual unenlightenment, and bearded monks in blue robes.”

—Zack Godshall, filmmaker (Lord Byron, Low and Behold)

“This book challenged me. Sometimes I found it intriguing, sometimes frustrating, sometimes enlightening, and sometimes just plain infuriating. All in a way that kept me thinking and considering what I had experienced. But honestly, isn’t that what great art is supposed to do?”

—Eric Stevenson, co-founder of Pocket Vinyl

Daniel Amedee began his work as a writer in the music industry and has been writing and performing for the last ten years.

From 2008 to 2011 he was living in Ireland, writing and playing bass in an Indie Rock band called Remma. The band was signed for a time to Morrissey’s Attack Label and had an EP produced by Noel Hogan of The Cranberries.

In 2012, he started touring full time under his own name and released two LPs and two EPs that featured performances by Pat Spurgeon of Rogue Wave and Sylvain Carton of Beats Antique. The music was described as meditative with an edge and urban folk. He spent 2012 to 2016 touring the US and Canada full time.

In 2017 he moved back to his hometown, New Orleans, to begin work on his current band, LIGHT // SOUND.

Grab your copy of Human World today, and don’t forget to support independent literature by leaving a review on Goodreads and your favorite retailer.

Frances, This Time You’ve Gone Too Far, Now Available Worldwide

Frances, This Time You’ve Gone Too Far by Janis Ost is now available in print and digital editions from retailers worldwide.

 Find it on Barnes & Noble here, or Amazon here, or ask for it at your favorite bookstore.

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Frances Green is a precocious twelve-year-old with a critical eye and a tender heart. She’s cool and confident (well, mostly) at her new middle school after her family moves to a small beach town in California.

Frances grapples with fitting in or being alone, helping others with good intentions but getting in trouble for it, all while feeling like an adult trapped in

As she navigates her unusual family, a new school, and the challenges of leaving her old life and her father behind, she deals with life by writing. Frances’s memoir is where her emotions surface, woven throughout a funny, poignant, coming-of-age story.side of a teenager. Ultimately, she finds new friends in unexpected places and strikes a balance between trying too hard and staying present.

Janis Ost is a writer, mother, and middle school teacher. Passionate about writing with kids, especially adolescents, she is a writing project assistant with the Young Writers Program in Santa Cruz, California. She enjoys the quiet magic of sailing, playing the guitar, and encouraging people to be mindful. This is her second book, following The Long Nights of Mourning (2003).

Grab your copy of the book today, and don’t forget to support independent literature by leaving a review on Goodreads and your favorite retailer.

Boyle & Dalton is actively seeking excellent manuscripts for publication. Writers and agents can learn more here.

Elmer’s Tribal War, Now Available Worldwide

Elmer’s Tribal War by Richard Alumbaugh is now available in print and digital editions from retailers worldwide.

Find it on BarnesandNoble.com here or Amazon here, or ask/search for it at your favorite retailer, online or in stores.

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Two shots split the darkness. A firefight turns deadly.

Tensions between tribal police and Elmer McGinnis escalated to a point that a beam of light appeared to trigger a tragic firefight. Elmer’s Tribal War is a factual account of events that took place in the early morning hours of August 27, 1986. Questions remain as to who was responsible for the death of a tribal officer and the wounding of his partner. 

After retirement as a professor of psychology in‌ 2002,‌ Richard‌ Alumbaugh‌ came‌ upon‌ a‌ file‌ box from a murder case heard by his deceased wife,‌ Jo‌Anne.‌ Subsequent‌ years‌ spent‌ investigating the backgrounds of the accused and the state’s evidence left unanswered questions as to the guilt and innocence of the father and son who were Colville enrollees. The author currently enjoys the sunshine of Arizona during colder months, biking and playing tennis, somehow under the delusional impression he is faster and hits the ball more accurately with age.

Grab your copy of the book today, and don’t forget to support independent literature by leaving a review on Goodreads and your favorite retailer.

Boyle & Dalton is actively seeking excellent manuscripts for publication. Writers and agents can learn more here.

The Design and Construction of the Nautilus by Demetri Capetanopoulos – Now Available Worldwide

The Nautilus Cover ImageThe Design and Construction of the Nautilus by Demetri Capetanopoulos is now available in print from retailers worldwide.

Find it on BarnesandNoble.com or Amazon.com, or ask/search for it at your favorite retailer, online or in store.

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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 the 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.

Demetri Capetanopoulos is a nuclear submarine engineer and deep submersible pilot living in Central Ohio. Learn more about him and The Design and Construction of the Nautilus on the official website: www.PreciseImagination.com.

“The Design and Construction of the Nautilus is the most technically accurate compendium of Nautilus re-imagining I’ve ever seen,” Emily Hitchcock, CEO of Boyle and Dalton, said. “A perfect synthesis of imagination and engineering, this book contains historical references, expert submarine knowledge, blueprints to pore over, and a solid dash of adventurism. A must for any true Verne fan.”

Grab your copy of the book today, and don’t forget to support independent literature by leaving a review on Goodreads and your favorite retailer.

Boyle & Dalton is actively seeking excellent manuscripts for publication. Writers and agents can learn more here.

An Inconvenient Herd by John Wiley – Now Available Worldwide

John Wiley An Inconvenient HerdAn Inconvenient Herd by John Wiley is now available in print and digital editions from retailers worldwide.

As of release day, this book is an Amazon #1 New Release!

Find it on BarnesandNoble.com here or Amazon here, or ask/search for it at your favorite retailer, online or in store.

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SOMEONE LETS FARMER’S COWS OUT.

Fueled by idealism and curiosity, the herd follows a bike path into the big city, chasing a dream of a new way of life. The good-natured cattle make lots of friends, but life in town is complicated. They encounter religion, local politics, and manicured lawns.

Meanwhile, Farmer is frantically searching for the wayward cows, racing to save them from the perils of celebrity and the urban machine before it’s too late.

John Wiley is a farmer and writer living in Central Ohio.  Learn more about him and An Inconvenient Herd on the official website: www.AnInconvenientHerd.com.

Early reviewers have gushed over this laugh-out-loud book. With wit and a delicate hoof print, John not only tells an absurd but endearing bovine adventure, but tackles the shrinking family farm, the fragility of our food infrastructure, and the false security of urban living.

“John tells a story that will leave you smiling from cover to cover,” Brad Pauquette, CEO of Boyle & Dalton, said. “While John’s not afraid of the topics percolating beneath our food culture and infrastructure, the reader is free to dive below the surface with him, or take this witty bovine adventure as good carefree fun. That in itself is a magnificent feat.”

Visit your favorite retailer, and don’t forget to support independent literature by leaving a review on Goodreads and your favorite retailer.

Boyle & Dalton is actively seeking excellent manuscripts for publication. Writers and agents can learn more here.

Out of Chaos by Elle Mott – Now Available Worldwide

Out of Chaos by Elle MottOut of Chaos by Elle Mott is now available in print and digital editions from retailers worldwide.

Find it on BarnesandNoble.com here or Amazon here, or ask/search for it at your favorite retailer, online or in store.

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Out of Chaos is a harrowing true story of choices and consequences.

As a teenager, Elle Mott descended into hopelessness. Her life as a criminal and a vagrant led her deeper into the darkness. Balancing multiple identities, the more secrets she kept, the more lies she needed. She sheds personas, rebelling against who she was and who she’s becoming, but thousands of hitchhiked miles can’t distance her from the crushing expectations of her great-grandmother’s legacy.

Until she surrenders to herself, she will never find her way out of chaos.

Elle Mott is an established writer, living in Northern Kentucky. You can learn more about her on her website, www.ElleMottAuthor.com.

“Elle Mott doesn’t sugarcoat,” Emily Hitchcock, COO of Boyle & Dalton, said. “Instead, she gives us an intimate, unflinching look at transiency, alcoholism, and the chaos of identities constantly uprooted.”

Grab your copy of the book today, and don’t forget to support independent literature by leaving a review on Goodreads and your favorite retailer.

Boyle & Dalton is actively seeking excellent manuscripts for publication. Writers and agents can learn more here.

French Leave by Francoise Bartram – Now Available Worldwide

French Leave by Francois BartramFrench Leave by Francoise Bartram is now available in print and digital editions from retailers worldwide.

Find it on BarnesandNoble.com here or Amazon here, or ask/search for it at your favorite retailer, online or in store.

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This cozy mystery follows Claire, a spunky but bored ghostwriter living in a small city in Ohio.

First Claire finds cryptic messages written in a foreign language she doesn’t recognize.  Then a mysterious package arrives. When her estranged French aunt shows up on her doorstep only to suddenly disappear again, Claire’s world begins to dissolve.

Amidst her self-obsessed boss, a mysterious oil tycoon, nosy neighbors, and an active police investigation, something strange is happening in town and Claire is stuck in the middle of it.

Francoise Bartram was born in France. She lived near Paris until she moved to the United States to join her husband, a member of the U.S. Air Force. She now lives in Columbus, Ohio.

The manuscript and book concept were developed with assistance from Brad Pauquette. The cover design was crafted by Cate Labish.

“French Leave is the type of book that takes you along for the ride,” Emily Hitchcock, COO of Boyle & Dalton, said. “Claire’s snappy personality leaves the reader drinking wine in the kitchen deciphering clues, dodging bullets, and deep-sighing over family antics.”

Grab your copy of the book today, and don’t forget to support independent literature by leaving a review on Goodreads and your favorite retailer.

Boyle & Dalton is actively seeking excellent manuscripts for publication. Writers and agents can learn more here.

Coming Soon from Boyle & Dalton

We have three titles that will drop to retailers worldwide in the next three weeks. We’re excited to share these titles with the world!

French Leave by Francois Bartram

French Leave by Francoise Bartram

This cozy mystery follows Claire, a spunky but bored ghostwriter living in a small city in Ohio.

First Claire finds cryptic messages written in a foreign language she doesn’t recognize.  Then a mysterious package arrives. When her estranged French aunt shows up on her doorstep only to suddenly disappear again, Claire’s world begins to dissolve.

Amidst her self-obsessed boss, a mysterious oil tycoon, nosy neighbors, and an active police investigation, something strange is happening in town and Claire is stuck in the middle of it.

Available everywhere July 31!

Out of Chaos by Elle MottOut of Chaos by Elle Mott

A harrowing true story of choices and consequences.

As a teenager, Elle Mott descended into hopelessness. Her life as a criminal and a vagrant led her deeper into the darkness. Balancing multiple identities, the more secrets she kept, the more lies she needed.

She sheds personas, rebelling against who she was and who she’s becoming, but thousands of hitchhiked miles can’t distance her from the crushing expectations of her great-grandmother’s legacy.

Until she surrenders to herself, she will never find her way out of chaos.

Available worldwide on August 9!

John Wiley An Inconvenient HerdAn Inconvenient Herd by John Wiley

Someone lets Farmers cows out. Fueled by idealism and curiosity, the herd follows a bike path into the big city, chasing a dream of a new way of life. The good-natured cattle make lots of friends, but life in town is complicated. They encounter religion, local politics, and manicured lawns. Meanwhile, Farmer is frantically searching for the wayward cows, racing to save them from the perils of celebrity and the urban machine before it’s too late.

This laugh-out-loud comedy will leave you reconsidering your next steak dinner! Available from retailers everywhere on August 18!

More Titles Coming Soon

We have more titles coming this fall, including books from Daniel Amedee, Richard Alumbaugh, Tobin Marks and R.K. Blessing. Stay tuned!

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We are open for submissions. Get the details and instructions for submitting here.

The Adventures of Annie and Ellie-Belly by Shirley Swindle – Now Available Worldwide

The Adventures of Annie & Ellie-BellyThe Adventures of Annie and Ellie-Belly is now available in print and digital editions from retailers worldwide.

Find it on BarnesandNoble.com here or Amazon here, or ask/search for it at your favorite retailer, online or in store.

Based on true events, this touching story of two young girls living through the Great Depression, making their own fun out of nothing, will warm your heart.

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Shirley Swindle is a retired educator, and brought her love of story to the page with this delightful historical narrative.  The book is based on true stories Shirley was told by her mother.

“The Adventures of Annie and Ellie-Belly is the kind of book you want to tell people about,” Emily Hitchcock, COO of Boyle & Dalton, said. “I’m excited that today is the day this fantastic book is available for readers to enjoy.”

Grab your copy of the book today, and don’t forget to support independent literature by leaving a review.

Boyle & Dalton is actively seeking excellent manuscripts for publication. Writers and agents can learn more here.

Coming Soon from Boyle & Dalton – Summer 2018

We’re anticipating the release of these five titles over the coming summer months.  Look for additional details and covers to be released soon!

The Adventures of Annie & Ellie-BellyThe Adventures of Annie & Ellie-Belly
Shirley Swindle
May 30, 2018

Sticky drinking glasses full of stolen sugar.
Blueberries plunking into tin buckets.
A disastrous recipe to cure freckles.

While their family follows work from country tobacco fields to city mills, Annie and Ellie chase adventure and always find mischief. Even as their family struggles through the Great Depression, these two young sisters show us that imagination, spunk, and a little faith will guide us through any trouble we may find.

Out of Chaos
Elle Mott
August, 2018

The harrowing true-story of the author’s descent into a life of crime, and her rise from homelessness to stability. Look for additional details soon.

 

French Leave
Francoise Bartram
Release date to be determined.

When Claire’s long-lost French relatives show up on her doorstep under mysterious circumstances, she finds herself ensnared in a plot with international implications. A cozy mystery. Look for additional details soon.

 

Human World
Daniel Amedee
Release date to be determined.

Seven strangers find themselves alone in a mysterious world of white cliffs. Together, they must piece together the origins and demise of the Earth they’ve left behind, and for what intent they’ve been imprisoned. Science fiction/metaphysical. Look for additional details soon.

 

Elmer’s Tribal War
Richard Alumbaugh
Release date to be determined.

A true-crime account of Elmer McGinnis and Patrick Hoffman’s trial for the deaths of two tribal police officers in Washington. Twisted loyalties, circumstantial evidence and suspicious practices of the Bureau of Indian Affairs litter this engaging, well-researched manuscript. Look for additional details soon.