September New Releases

September was a BIG month for Fiction!

Here are our September New Releases.


Aunt Iva Story (Picture Book)

Written by Michelle McCarthy

Illustrated by Keri-Jean Malmsten

Rosalina is bursting with excitement to meet her Aunt Iva. She’d already experienced how humongous words and whimsical Aunts spelled fun and encouragement. Join Rosalina and Roo at their family reunion as they meet Aunt Iva. Listen as she paints a picture, weaving words of adventure and purpose for each child’s future.

In this final book, Aunt Iva completes the “Three Aunts on the Rock” series. Aunts, who, standing on Christ the Rock, creatively impart to a child their worth and identity through the eyes of God.

Don’t miss book one, Aunt Ida Clare and book two, Aunt Ima Mazing. Join the triplets on a journey you’ll be glad you took.

HaHardcover $24.99 | Paperback $11=2.99 | Ebook $6.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-729-1(hardcover)| 978-1-64949-728-4 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-730-7 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-731-4 (ebook)


Imagination Checkers (Middle Grade)

Written by Christy Bass Adams

Illustrated by Lisa Isadora Thompson

Imagination Checkers—checkers like it has never been played before. Every afternoon, Cricket and Poppy dress up as a character and act the part before making a move on the checkerboard. Snake-charmers, rock stars, and astronauts are some of their favorites. But when Cricket finds Poppy unresponsive, will that mean no more games and costumes?

Just when Cricket’s hope is fading, she meets Kyle—a boy her age who is undergoing treatments on the hospital’s fifth floor. An instant friendship is formed as Cricket teaches him to play her favorite game: Imagination Checkers.

Frog hops, war stories, ninja moves, pillow fights, and royal ice cream sundaes are only some of the magical adventures Cricket and Kyle stumble into.

But will Kyle get well? And if he does, will Cricket ever see him again? And what about Poppy?

Join these fun-loving characters and fall in love with the game that started it all—Imagination Checkers.

Paperback $11.99 | Ebook $5.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-737-6 (hardcover)| 978-1-64949-736-9 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-738-3 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-739-0 (ebook)


Chrome World (Young Adult)

Written by Travis Inman

Zane Banach’s life is turned upside down ...

when he touches a crystal at a local museum and finds himself standing in a pressurized dome on the Moon, trying to make sense of what happened. Until he touched the crystal, he was an ordinary senior at Alamogordo High School. His main distinction was his love for comic books and his ADHD. He reluctantly tells Deagan and June, his foster parents, about his experience and is shocked when they set him down to reveal the truth.

Zane was born in a parallel reality and was brought to his present reality when he was four years old in a desperate attempt to protect him from Zar Nero, the madman from Mars Colony who is determined to destroy Earth. Zane learns moments before his father’s death, his dad implanted secret plans to a powerful weapon in Zane’s brain before his evacuation. Deagan must find a way to retrieve the weapon design, while Zane is forced to deal with echoes of the past—images that lead him on a wild journey across parallel realities and on to an Earth hovering on the brink of war.

Now he must figure out how to blend into a world advanced centuries beyond his wildest dreams. He wants to follow his father’s footsteps and join the fight to save Earth. But first, he has to learn how to order food. Take a shower. Open a door. Wear clothes. And not bring attention to himself while he flails about in a futuristic world of wonders.

Hardcover $29.99 | Paperback $16.99 | Ebook $6.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-699-7 (hardback) |978-1-64949-698-0 (Paperback) | 978-1-64949-700-0 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-701-7 (ebook)


Off the Grid (The Bomb Squad Book 2)  (Middle Grade)

Written by Jill Chapman

The Bomb Squad Off The Grid

Bryan and his friends in The Bomb Squad begin their camping trip with hopes of exploring the woods behind Josh’s new house.

At first, rain keeps them huddled in the tent, but the boys can’t resist the chance for adventure when Josh shows them a mysterious map he discovered in his room. Despite the bad weather, the boys begin their hunt to find things on the map. A flash flood blocks the path for the boys to return to their campsite. Just as their cell phones go dead, they find themselves off the grid.

More trouble strikes when Shorty falls down a cave passage and can’t walk. The boys must pull together to stay safe and return home. Can the Bomb Squad make it back on their own? Will they know what to do if they’re off the grid?

Paperback $10.99 | Ebook $5.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-733-8 (hardback) |978-1-64949-732-1 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-734-5 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-735-2 (ebook)


Quest of the Queen (Lost Stones of Argonia Book 2) (Young Adult)

Written by Dawn Shipman

Five stones there are—onyx, jade,
Jasper, opal, amethyst.
Five stones as one will Might call forth,
From earth itself—the Power’s Source.

At 17, Lyric is the uncrowned queen of her land, but someone else sits upon her throne.
There is only one way to reclaim it for her own.

The opal stone Lyric carries places her at the center of an age-old prophecy. To save her land and fulfill the prophecy, she’s taken on a quest that has no guarantee of success. In doing so, she’s found friends where she’s least expected to and discovered an unknown, unsuspected strength in herself. But she’s also experienced betrayal, faced horrendous loss, and left behind one who risked everything to save her.
But she can’t quit now-- the world as she knows it is at stake.

Paperback $15.99 | Ebook $5.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-707-9 (hardcover) | 978-1-64949-706-2 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-708-6 (trade paperback) 978-1-64949-709-3 (ebook)


Before You Find Me

Written by Sheri Schofield

Murder is in the Wind ...

Tara Webster is finishing her freshman year at college when she receives a frantic phone call from Jesse, her little sister. “Uncle Charlie wanted your horse so he could pay off a gambler, but when Gran wouldn’t agree, he pushed her down the stairs! She’s dead!”

Tara, whose parents died two years earlier, knows she must spirit her sister and brother and her champion horse out of Texas while Charlie is away for the day. She remembers a ranch in Montana and Ben, the boy on the neighboring ranch who befriended her years ago.

But will Charlie be able to find them in Montana? And what about Ben? Will he still be there? Tara has only one day to rescue her family and their inheritance before Charlie returns. Will she succeed?

Paperback $14.99 | Ebook $5.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-658-4 (hardback) | 978-1-64949-657-7 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-659-1 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-660-7 (ebook)


Preacher Wore Black Leather (Sundown Diner Series Book One)

Written by Loree Lough

Matt Maxwell wondered a lot about changing his first name to Former: Former Marine. Former minister. Former husband.

One by one, he’d lost them all. After losing his wife to his church deacon, he’d packed his battered military duffel, gassed up his ancient motorcycle, and put Baltimore in the Harley’s rearview mirrors.

On an unusually cold and snowy Texas night, the Sportster breaks down along the Interstate. Out of luck and nearly broke, Matt’s lured by a bright red sign that reads SUNDOWN DINER. Inside, he meets the owners, the town’s three-man sheriff’s department, and a mechanic who thinks he can fix the old bike.

Icy weather and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday make that impossible, and Matt finds himself stranded in Reliable, where everyone seems determined to keep him from the road to anywhere that isn’t Baltimore.
Once the Harley is roadworthy, will he put Reliable behind him? Or does God have other plans for the down-on-his-luck pastor?

Paperback $15.99 | Ebook $5.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-749-9 (hardcover) 978-1-64949-748-2 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-750-5 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-751-2 (ebook)


Grieving Daughters' Club

Written by Andrea Bear


Two years after the death of her mother, forty-year-old Frankie Waters reluctantly joins a parish book club to prove to her family she is coming out of her grief-like state. While engaging with the eclectic women who drink wine and never finish their readings, she encounters Olivia, a young, single mother who has a secret that could be life altering. As the weekly book meetings progress, Frankie’s desire to help Olivia and the other women start to lighten her pain. But good intentions aren’t always enough. Could Frankie’s intrusiveness push Olivia to make a horrible decision, or worse, cause Frankie to regret and return to her cocoon of grief?

Paperback $29.95 | Paperback $17.95 | Ebook $5.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-715-4 (hardcover) 978-1-64949-714-7 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-716-1 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-717-8 (ebook)


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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.