July New Releases

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New in Fiction

Deception in December: Fern Valley Mysteries Book 2

Written by Doreen McAvoy

Thirteen-year-old Will Abbott is enjoying his eighth-grade year and looking forward to a fun-filled December packed with basketball games, snowball fights, and Christmas pageant practice. With Otis Mayfield safely behind bars, Will’s biggest problem is enduring the antics of the class bully, Beefy Boris. But when an old car belonging to the Mayfield family is spotted in town, Will fears another Mayfield is back. And when his friend Betsy’s baby pictures, believed to have been lost in a fire, mysteriously start appearing, Will is certain someone with ties to the Mayfield family is involved. With Betsy’s residence in Fern Valley in jeopardy, Will must retain the services of Boris’s newly formed messenger service. Can a bit of Christmas spirit help Will and his friends find the answers they need to keep Betsy from leaving Fern Valley?

Paperback $20.99 | Paperback $11.99 | Ebook $5.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-643-0 (Paperback) | 978-1-64949-644-7 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-645-4 (ebook)

The Nazarene's Price  

Written by Donna K. Sterns

What would a person give for his soul?

The rich young ruler pleaded with Jesus to tell him the secret to eternal life, only to refuse the way. But was that the end of his story or did the pursuing love of Jesus eventually capture his heart?
Matthias’ faith should be unshakeable, but his father’s death leaves him with doubt and fear. Rumors surrounding a Nazarene give rise to hope. But Matthias’s quest for answers stirs terror in his heart as death haunts him in a battle for his soul. What would it cost him to find peace? His riches? His life? The Nazarene holds the answer. How will Matthias respond?

Paperback $15.99 | Ebook $5.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-655-3 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-656-0(trade paperback)

The Grateful Boat

Written by Chris Manion Illustrated by Jack Foster

After being abandoned by her beloved captain, Pearl endures the greatest storm of her life. She shows courage as she faces frightful events. She learns survival sometimes includes helping others. An encouraging book for abandonment healing issues, for riding out the storms of life, and for gratitude as a way of life. Based on a true story during Hurricane Michael.

Hardcover $23.99 |Paperback $12.99 | Ebook $6.49

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-665-2 (hardcover) | 978-1-64949-624-9 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-625-6 (trade paperback) 978-1-64949-626-3 (ebook)

New in Nonfiction

Bible Briefs: God's Will: Unraveling the Mystery 

Written by L.G. Westlake

What is God’s Will for Your Life?

Join Author L.G. Westlake in unraveling the mysteries of God’s will for your life. There is a magnificent world plan in play, and you’ve been chosen to take part. What you were made for will impact the lives of the people around you. What you were made for will change the world we live in.

This edition of Bible Briefs hosts four mini studies searching the Scriptures concerning God’s will for the world and the individual. But don’t be fooled by the word “brief” as this study may be quick, but L.G. Westlake takes you into the deep waters of Bible revelation.

There are no specific daily assignments or weekly commitments making this Scripture review perfect for truth seekers on the go or for brief online gatherings. Each study has three short lessons giving you the opportunity to shape your Bible experiences to your current circumstances. Begin unraveling the mystery of God’s will today.

Paperback $10.99 | Ebook $5.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-646-1 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-647-8 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-648-5 (ebook)


Connected: From Godfather to Glory

Written by J. Alden Hall

“All rise!” the bailiff commanded.

Frank A Kaufman, the federal district chief judge, entered the courtroom.

I placed my hands on the desk and forced my quaking legs to stand. Sweat, like a block of ice in a sauna, rained down me. Could the grandfatherly man in the flowing black robe really be the man the Chicago mafia and I had plotted murdering? Did he know how close we came to being successful?

The FBI’s search for an escaped convict, a former member of John Dillinger’s gang, brought them to little Bobo’s house as they attempted to unearth his father. Bobo’s dad eluded capture, and the seven-year-old joined his father, embarking on life as a fugitive. Searching for happiness through his Catholic boarding school years and success as a businessman, Jim Hall became entrenched in the mafia. With riveting tales of Frank Sinatra, Las Vegas casinos, and a possible connection to JFK’s death, this is the miraculous true story of a boy connected to the godfather who finds his way to peace with God the Father.

Paperback $15.99 | Ebook $5.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-666-9 (hardcover) 978-1-64949-652-2 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-653-9 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-654-6 (ebook)


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By Kristen Terrette | February 1, 2023

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By Deb Haggerty | November 6, 2022

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By Deb Haggerty | October 4, 2022

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An Interview with Our Editor-in-Chief! Find out what Elk Lake is looking for…

By Kristen Terrette | September 15, 2022

Our publisher, Deb Haggerty, was recently interviewed for the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) At Home Conference. We thought you’d be interested in her answers. What are the top things you look for in a submission? We look to see if they followed our guidelines completely. Then we look to see if the grammar, punctuation,…

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Deb Haggerty

Deb Haggerty is Publisher and Editor in Chief of Elk Lake Publishing, Inc., a Christian publisher that “Publishes the Positive.” An author, award-winning blogger, and professional speaker, she’s been writing stories for over forty-five years. In 2019, she released two books: Experiencing God’s Love in a Broken World—A Spiritual Journey, co-written with her husband, Roy, and These Are the Days of My Life, her memoir with a bonus section of business tips. Roy and Deb live outside Plymouth, MA, with their feisty dachshund, Coki.