In like a lion, out like a lamb describes March here at Elk Lake headquarters outside Plymouth, MA. But we weren’t curled up cozy and warm by the fireplace, we were publishing books! We have another varied assortment of new books for you since our last post: two children’s books, a book about cancer, a book to make you feel beautiful, and an exciting fantasy entry. And just wait until we spring into Spring!


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New releases are Buddy the Beagle on Blueberry Street by Debbie Burton, Tranquility by Christa Conklin, In Her Shoes by Joanie Shawhan, Under the Dancing Tree by Chip Mattis, and Hello, Beautiful by Jeanette Levellie and Beth Gormong. And just wait until April!


Meet Buddy, a rescue beagle with a history

Like most dogs he would rather follow his nose into trouble instead of following his owners’ rules. Buddy thinks he doesn’t need people until he breaks a safety rule and hurts himself. Unable to walk, Buddy discovers how much he needs everyone’s help to recover.

$9.99 paperback, $3.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-21-2 (trade) | 978-950051-22-9 (POD) 978-1-950051-23-6 (e-book)



She must prove there’s more to life than peace and more to death than dying.

The One People find guidance to peace and unity in the pages of TRANQUILITY. Drethene views the methods prescribed in the book as hurtful attempts to escape their diverse ancestry. Such pain is personal, as her parents aim to conceal how different she looks from the rest of their people.

Even her job keeps Drethene quiet and secluded. While working in the Academy library, she secretly reads histories used only to teach future leaders to loathe the past. Drethene is inspired by these books filled with cultural variety. When she discovers another world as part of her people’s heritage, a well-established enemy is revealed, and she rises to meet the truth and save both worlds.

Now Drethene must convince the One People that their lives are not as tranquil as they seem. They are being hunted and must reunite with a sister-world that has been erased from their past. If they choose to remain in the comfort of their rewritten history and false sense of peace, they will be dragged into the maelstrom they have forgotten to fear.

$12.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-948888-66-0 (trade) | 978-948888-67-7 (POD) 978-1-948888-68-4 (e-book)



Frightened by cancer? Riddled with questions?

Perhaps you or a loved one is battling this disease. Do you know where to turn for encouragement, comfort and support? In Her Shoes—Dancing in the Shadow of Cancer is a collection of vignettes, highlighting the stories of everyday women with everyday lives interrupted by cancer—their challenges, heartbreaks, questions and triumphs. Each devotional focuses on one aspect of their cancer journey. In these pages, you will find:•Humor•Sidebars with helpful tips•Uplifting scriptures•Encouraging prayers•Real women coping with a diagnosis of cancer.

Cancer is hard, but you are not alone. As you cross the threshold, catching a glimpse into the lives of these women, you will find strength, inspiration and hope.

$12.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-18-2 (trade) | 978-950051-19-9 (POD) 978-1-950051-20-5 (e-book)



A baby girl is a precious gift.

Under the Dancing Tree is an expression of the timeless love between a father and his precious daughter. Through every stage at every age, a loving father takes joy in watching his daughter experience the wonders of growing up. A father’s love for his daughter is a constant struggle between holding on to his innocent little girl and longing to see the wonderful woman she’ll become.

This book seeks to create those bedtime moments for active, engaged fathers and their little girls. The rhyme and rhythm are memorable, drawing the reader into the song of a dad’s heart. The artwork is green and vibrant, alive with a father’s memories and colored with his dreams.

$9.99 paperback, $3.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-397 (trade hardcover) 978-1-950051-03-8 (trade) | 978-950051-04-5 (POD) 978-1-950051-05-2 (e-book)



DO YOU . . . Wish you had a different body, face, or personality?

Feel less than adequate compared to others? Wonder why God created you? Often criticize your choices and decisions? Long to see yourself through God’s eyes of love? Want to live confidently in spite of your shortcomings? Realize how valuable you are? In Hello, Beautiful, Jeanette Levellie and Beth Gormong lead women on a hopeful journey to find lasting beauty in the eye of the beholder: God. This interactive devotional contains 40 stories based on some of the authors most vulnerable moments, highlighting how God redeemed the pain and taught them how to love themselves. Each chapter begins with a Bible verse describing God’s view of us, His precious creation. Chapters end with either a journaling prompt or coloring page, giving readers the opportunity to apply the confidence-building principles.Hello Beautiful is designed for those of us who find it too easy to think and speak hurtful words about ourselves based on lies from our past. Hello Beautiful strives to point out those lies, and replace them with the Truth. Learn the secrets of seeing yourself through love’s viewpoint and shake off feelings of inadequacy. Finally find the courage to look in the mirror and say, “Hello, Beautiful!” and mean it.

$12.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-30-4 (trade) | 978-1-950051-31-1 (POD) 978-1-950051-32-8 (e-book)