Nonfiction

I AM MY BELOVED’S: CHRISTIAN DEVOTIONALS FOR THE BRIDE TO BE (2012)

By Amy Hayes

I Am My Beloved’s is a collection of Christian devotionals, written for the bride-to-be, designed to help her keep her perspective and sanity during the tumultuous weeks of wedding planning. In thirteen chapters filled with spiritual and practical application, Amy Hayes encourages brides to be a blessing to those around them and to glorify God throughout the period of life we call engagement. The Bible-based devotionals in this book provide a pleasant oasis for the busy bride to be refreshed in graciousness and godliness as she travels the exciting journey toward her wedding day.

The foreword and the chapters contained in this volume are excerpted from the larger work All Things Are Ready: A Bride’s Complete Christian Wedding Planner (Doorposts Publishing, 2012). 

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ExitRamp_front1EXIT RAMP: A SHORT CASE STUDY OF THE PROFITABILITY OF PANHANDLING (2013)

By David P. Spears II

Have you ever wondered how much that guy with the cardboard sign makes?

One economics student did and he decided to find out. During the summer of his senior year at college, while earning a B.A. in Economics and Political Science, David P. Spears spent eighty hours undercover as a panhandler. Systematically recording every transaction at the exit ramp, Spears captured a rarely seen picture of how modern urban charity works.

This book is the record of his adventures, part economic research, part investigative journalism. Both the numbers and the stories behind the numbers provide answers to the questions we’ve all been wondering: Who gives more to panhandlers—men or women? What percentage of drivers roll down their windows to donate? And most importantly, how much can a panhandler earn per hour?

Get out your bi-weekly pay stub—by the end of this book you’ll know if you make more or less than the guy with the cardboard sign.

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CastlesCustomsKings_cover.inddCASTLES, CUSTOMS, AND KINGS: TRUE TALES BY ENGLISH HISTORICAL FICTION AUTHORS (2013)

Edited by Debra Brown and M.M. Bennetts

A compilation of essays from the English Historical Fiction Authors blog, this book provides a wealth of historical information from Roman Britain to early twentieth century England. Over fifty different authors share hundreds of real life stories and tantalizing tidbits discovered while doing research for their own historical novels.

From the first English word to Tudor ladies-in-waiting, from Regency dining and dress to Victorian crime and technology, immerse yourself in the lore of Great Britain. Read the history behind the fiction and discover the true tales surrounding England’s castles, customs, and kings.

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cover_castles2_lowresCASTLES, CUSTOMS, AND KINGS: TRUE TALES BY ENGLISH HISTORICAL FICTION AUTHORS, Volume 2 (to be released 2015)

Edited by Debra Brown and Sue Millard

An anthology of essays from the second year of the English Historical Fiction Authors blog, this book transports the reader across the centuries from prehistoric to twentieth century Britain. Nearly fifty different authors share the stories, incidents, and insights discovered while doing research for their own historical novels.

From medieval law and literature to Tudor queens and courtiers, from Stuart royals and rebels to Regency soldiers and social calls, experience the panorama of Britain’s yesteryear. Explore the history behind the fiction, and discover the true tales surrounding Britain’s castles, customs, and kings.

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cover2_front_lowresSIMPLY PEN TANGLED: A COLORING BOOK OF PATTERNED PICTURES (2015)

Illustrated by Sharon Wilson

A collection of twenty-four original pieces, these coloring pages incorporate Zentangle®-inspired patterns inside intricate drawings of peacocks, cupcakes, bicycles, butterflies, snowflakes, flowers, and more! Designed for the avid colorist, this book offers an outlet for artistic creativity and provides hours of relaxation and enjoyment. The single-sided pages with 8”x10”artwork can be removed and framed.