Summer Is Sailing By: Here Are Our June and July Books

I have no clue how June and July escaped me, but they did. We published seventeen books just in those two months in addition to attending several writers’ conferences.

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June brought the following releases: SuperGal vs. GOD by Lori Hynson; Smack Dab in the Midlife Zone by Leigh Ann Thomas; Crown of Flames by Erica Marie Hogan; Colorado Treasure by Derinda Babcock; Experiencing God’s Love in a Broken World by Roy and Deb Haggerty; Joy for the Journey by Dell Hyssong; One Smooth Stone by Kristin Lehr; Wildfire for Rose by Andrew Roth; Legend of the White Wolf by Max Elliot Anderson; Heart Wisdom by Kathy Collard Miller;I Know What Grandma Does While I’m Napping by Shelley Pierce; and SuperGal vs. GOD Bible Study and Book Club Guide by by Lori and Diana Hynson.

July was a short month as Deb was out of the office, but Tracy’s Choices by Max Elliot Anderson; Daybreak by Beckie Lindsey; The Canary Cage by Evelyn J. Wagoner; God Said Yes! From Tragedy to Triumph by Dr. Marolyn Ford; and If I Could Ask Jesus Coloring Book by Donna Wyland and Lynne Davis were released.

August promises six more wonderful books for you to read!

She thought she could do it all until she couldn’t

Lori appears to be SuperGal. But privately, she anxiously battles to maintain control over her out-of-control life. She thought she could do anything but felt the pressure to do everything. There was no room for God in her realm.

SuperGal wasn’t looking for love, but when she meets handsome tenor Ben, her battle-hardened heart begins to melt. After only six short weeks, Lori’s joy turns to despair when Ben becomes critically ill. Suddenly, her carefully-constructed world begins to unravel.

As God and Satan line up for the final, ultimate battle for Ben’s life and Lori’s soul, all she can do is stand near the door of the hospital room, helpless and broken. This SuperGal had to face her own failure as she faced this dying man. The fixer needed to be fixed.

But on that very night, Lori experiences a mysterious encounter that changes everything.

$9.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-59-5 (trade) | 978-1-950051-60-1 (POD) | 978-1-950051-61-8 (e-book)

Approaching or living through the infamous middle years?

* Children move through school, fly the coop, and return home bringing more children
* “Natural” highlights are–in reality–gray hairs
*Clothes-shopping in Juniors brings guilt and undergarments get sturdier
*Children need us less, parents need us more
*Questions abound: Who is that woman in the mirror? What is my purpose? Where do I fit in? What now, Lord?

Over 40? No problem. With joy and transparency, Smack-Dab in the Midlife Zone uses Scripture, prayer, and the power of story to show women in midlife how being smack-dab in the middle of God’s plans and purposes is the best place to be.
With the Lord’s guidance, this packed-with-transition life season can be infused with growth, discovery, and edge-of-your-seat adventure!

$9.99 paperback, $3.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-71-7 (trade) | 978-1-950051-72-4 (POD) | 978-1-950051-73-1 (e-book)

The Almaër Dominÿe has risen from the flames …

Damari Kael has been transformed into the Almaër Dominÿe, as was foretold. But with this title, comes the responsibility of a people Damari knows nothing about. She knows only that their country is under attack, and she must go to war against those she once called family.

Clea Jandry has invoked a birthright she did not know belonged to her. In search of the Summer Flower to strengthen her weakening magic, Clea finds herself tested by a king long thought dead.

Far away, in the heart of Sunkai, Gelsey Malaki of the Night Wood attempts to hold the throne against a mounting evil. But Raphaela Kael’s power has increased since she left the Mother City for Kaldon, awakening a darkness which covers all the land in the evil of the Abyss.

In the north, Adlae Sundragon has received a message from the shadows. She now knows her fate and must act. Yet even as loyal men and women gather from across Nfaros to her side, she feels the Abyss growing stronger. Only in the Circle of the Sundragon—only within the crown of flames her family created—will Adlae find the answers to destroy the darkness.

$12.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-86-1 (trade) | 978-950051-87-8 (POD) | 978-1-950051-88-5 (e-book)

Why did they die? Victoria Silverthorne needs answers.

Nightmares of her parents’ deaths fifteen years earlier haunt Victoria’s dreams. During her search for clues, she discovers she has a paternal aunt and uncle in Denver who may be able to shed light on the mystery of her parents. Against the wishes of many, she travels from the safety of her life on the Texas Panhandle to Denver, and then on to the booming mining town of Silverton, Colorado, to find answers.

Antonio “Tony” Morales fears for Victoria’s safety. Travel in the late 1890s is fraught with danger, and he is afraid if Victoria leaves she won’t return. His fears multiply when he discovers one of Denver’s leading crime bosses believes Victoria’s parents left her a map to Spanish gold. When Victoria sends for her palomino gelding, Dorado, and writes of her desire to visit her parents’ gravesites, Tony decides enough is enough. He has no intention of letting her go without him.

$12.99 paperback, $3.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-83-0 (trade) | 978-950051-84-7 (POD) | 978-1-950051-85-4 (e-book)

Who wouldn’t want to love the God who so loves us?

Experiencing God’s Love in a Broken World—A Spiritual Journey is designed to encourage people who are Christians to know God more intimately and to serve him more effectively. What could be more awesome than being deeply in love with the One who created us for that very purpose?

This book provides the basis for study and discussion for one-on-one or small group mentoring. Our hope is you will take the time to meditate on these sections and discover what they mean to you. May the Holy Spirit guide you in your journey.

$9.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-74-8 (trade) | 978-950051-75-5 (POD) | 978-1-950051-76-2 (e-book)

Exciting and inspirational stories to bring you to the knowledge God wants to bless you and give you Joy for the Journey.

During the last fifteen years, the award-winning trio, The Hyssongs, have traveled full time throughout the US and Canada singing gospel music to more than 250 audiences each year. Their travels bring them many unique experiences and allow them to meet people with exciting, and sometimes unbelievable, stories.

You will walk with this family as they follow a man through dark woods at night and enter a burlap-sack door to his shack. You’ll meet a WWII soldier wounded in Germany and wait with his fiancée for news from him on the front line. Don’t miss the story of a boy who had a flat tire and walked to a house for help. Afraid and alone, he saw something through the window that would either inspire him to knock or to run for his life.

These short stories can be read one at a time―but you may not be able to stop with just one as they bring you Joy for the Journey.

$ 12.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-95-3 (trade paperback) | 978-1-950051-96-0 (POD) | 978-1-950051-97-7 (e-book)

One Smooth Stone is a Christian picture book depicting the epic battle of David and Goliath.

This exciting retelling is told in a unique perspective of spiral language and bold imagery to help children of all ages understand the biblical significance of this ultimate showdown.

One Smooth Stone blends a special combination of sight word development, repetitive language and predictable patterns for children to enjoy. One Smooth Stone also places a primary focus on prayer and gratitude to God. Inspired by Joshua 1:9, children will be able to learn a simple prayer and the importance of hiding God’s word in their heart

Beginning with a stone and thanking God for making us bold and strong, One Smooth Stone will take you on a historical journey through an Old Testament favorite!

$ 16.99 Hardcover, $9.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-98-4 (trade HC) | 978-1-950051-53-3 (trade paperback) | 978-1-950051-54-0 (POD) | 978-1-950051-55-7 (e-book)

His father dead, his farm destroyed, what is Jason to do?

Confederate guerillas burn his farm, and his dying father challenges Jason to pursue their dream of a horse ranch. Fleeing war-torn Missouri, he joins a freight train heading west on the Santa Fe Trail. He discovers a Cheyenne family hunting wild horses, pursuing dreams of their own. Jason throws in with them, but will the beautiful Indian girl, Rose, be a help or a hindrance to their success? Only with the capture of Wildfire, famous stallion of the mountains, can the future of the ranch be secured. Will his faith in Christ be enough to fulfill his destiny?

$12.99 paperback, $3.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-68-7 (trade) | 978-950051-69-4 (POD) | 978-1-950051-70-0 (e-book)

One day, Brian Fisher discovered a white wolf pup caught in a trap and set it free.

Since then, Brian was convinced that he and the wolf shared a special bond. Stung by the disbelief of his family and friends, Brian sets out to confirm that his fantastic story is true and ends up getting a bit more than he bargained for. He soon finds himself stranded in a snowstorm and attacked by a mountain lion. When a group of lawless hunters begins killing off the wolf population, Brian is caught right in the middle.

Take an eleven-year-old boy, a mysterious white wolf, a dangerous band of illegal hunters, and all the excitement of the rugged outdoors near Yellowstone National Park. Put it all together in a book, and you have an adventure story even the most reluctant of readers will pick up and enjoy.

$5.99 paperback, $2.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-99-1 (trade) | 978-1-951080-00-6 (POD) | 978-1-951080-01-3 (e-book)

Your Heavenly Father says, “Listen to my words of wisdom and live.”

Wisdom for living is one of God’s wonderful provisions and there’s no greater collection of wisdom than in the biblical book of Proverbs.

In Heart Wisdom, a ten-lesson Bible study revised and enlarged from the original version, you’ll learn to navigate every area of your life through insightful commentary and challenging questions drawing from verses in Proverbs. Plus you’ll learn from women of the Bible and also be drawn closer to your Father’s loving heart through a “Letter from God.”

You’ll gain God’s knowledge and insights about overcoming anger, using money wisely, responding lovingly in relationships, trusting God more, becoming humble, and many other topics including being a woman after God’s own heart from the example of the “Proverbs 31 Woman”.

Heart Wisdom, a welcome addition to Kathy Collard Miller’s Daughters of the King Bible Study series, is perfect for groups and individuals. You’ll find it helpful, encouraging, and enlightening with Kathy’s characteristic depth of questions and insightful commentary.

$9.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-65-6 (trade) | 978-1-950051-66-3 (POD) | 978-1-950051-67-0 (e-book)

One little girl imagines her grandma’s secret life.

I Know What Grandma Does While I’m Napping will amuse children and grandmas as they enjoy the imagination of a preschool girl at naptime. Silly pictures, easy rhymes, and Seussical onomatopoeia bring the story to life. Today’s grandmother is not the gray-haired, rolled stockings, muumuu-wearing grandma of old. As the numbers of grandchildren being raised or babysat by grandparents grows, so will the need for books that connect the two generations.

$11.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-89-2 (trade) | 978-1-950051-90-8 (POD) | 978-1-950051-91-5 (e-book)

Lori learned she needed God to be a SuperGal

In SuperGal vs GOD
Lori learned life-altering lessons about unexpected love, pride, failure, and surrendering to God’s amazing plan.

SuperGal vs GOD—The Bible Study and Book Club Guide will walk you or your group through each facet of this incredible story and lead you to a place of self-examination and revelation in your relationship with God.

$9.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-80-9 (trade) | 978-1-950051-81-6 (POD) | 978-1-950051-82-3 (e-book)

Tracy would be the first to tell you that she never expected her life to turn out the way it did.

Tracy was the first person in the State of Illinois to be arrested, convicted, and sent to prison for the knowing attempt to transmit the AIDS virus. How could this happen? Tracy grew up in a middle-income home in Rockford, Illinois. But Tracy made choices early in her life that would have a direct effect on her life in the future. She began to use alcohol very early. In high school, she listened to peer pressure as friends introduced her to drugs. At seventeen, she quit school and took to life on the street as a prostitute in order to earn money for her growing drug habit.

Tracy was arrested by Lt. Jim Mays in a prostitution sting operation. Lt. Mays was instrumental in Tracy’s decision to put her faith and trust in Jesus Christ. As a result, her life completely changed. However, the years of substance abuse and the complications from HIV infection were taking their toll. The Governor of Illinois later granted Tracy a full pardon so that she could come home to die. But she didn’t die, and Tracy used her last months to reach out to young people. This is a documentation of her efforts. Tracy’s Choices illustrates the point that there may be many forces at work trying to get a young person off track, but in the end, You are Responsible for You.

$9.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-951080-02-0 (trade) | 978-1-951080-03-7 (POD) | 978-1-951080-04-4 (e-book)

Every girl has a secret she hopes the light will never find—-but the demons already have.

Krystal, Mackenzie, Tammi, and Sadie fight spiritual battles between unseen forces of good and evil that reach deadly proportions.

When Krystal’s relationship with lifelong friend, Bryce, turns romantic, she is faced with the most important decision of her life. No matter her choice—everything will change forever.

As the friends rally to help Krystal, they each face their own battles against the forces of darkness and within themselves.When tension between the group and members of a rock band continue to escalate, only time will tell which bonds will grow stronger and which will break.

The thief comes only to kill, steal, and destroy.

$12.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-951080-15-0 (trade) | 978-1-951080-16-7 (POD) | 978-1-951080-17-4 (e-book)

The Canary Cage is more than a saloon …

It’s a place of intrigue, lost love, and regret. As Lily soon discovers, once you enter its doors, you may lose more than your reputation.

It’s 1899 and socialite Melissa Forrester has traveled from her home in Norfolk, Virginia, to Guthrie, Oklahoma. She’s there to visit her sister’s grave and learn why Augusta shot herself. Now alone in the world, Melissa is angry at God and at Tyler Buchanan, the man she holds responsible for her sister’s death.

Impulsively accepting employment at the Canary Cage, the saloon where her runaway sister had worked as a singer named “Roxie,” Melissa adopts an assumed name herself, and, for a time, lives a saloon girl’s life as “Lily.” She’s determined to seek out Buchanan, the man Roxie claimed to have loved. Lily’s bitterness burns, and she fully intends to make him pay for rejecting her sister.

Buchanan, Guthrie’s most successful newspaper publisher, turns out to be a tougher adversary than Lily expected. Tyler has his own demons to wrestle. Years earlier, he had fled Charleston, South Carolina, leaving scandal behind, and started a new life in Guthrie. When Lily arrives, he’s irresistibly drawn to her, and a familiar battle between head and heart resurrects. The more he tries to avoid her, the more she seems to be everywhere. With an aggressive, marriage-minded debutante added to the mix, Tyler has his hands full.

Lily grows closer to those who inhabit the Canary Cage and finds she has more in common with their dreams, struggles, and heartaches than she could have imagined. Experiencing intolerance firsthand, she begins to see herself and those around her in a different light.

She discovers more about the circumstances surrounding her sister’s suicide and Tyler’s shadowy past and wonders—could there be another, darker explanation for Augusta’s death? Perhaps there are even more important questions. Will the price Lily has to pay for her subterfuge be too high? If she continues to harden her heart, harboring unforgiveness and resentment, will she lose her true self and become someone she doesn’t want to be? Will her willfulness rob her of the friendships and the love she’s finally found in Guthrie? Will she, like other seemingly lost souls, be unable to escape the Canary Cage?

$12.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-951080-08-2 (trade) | 978-1-951080-09-9 (POD) | 978-1-951080-10-5 (e-book)

Two terrible illness. Two breathtaking miracles

Marolyn Ford experienced instantaneous and miraculous healings as a result of prayer, not once, but twice in her life. Hers is one of the most incredible and inspiring stories you will ever read—both miracles are well-documented and are staggering examples of God’s supernatural power. Making Marolyn’s story even more compelling is that each of her hopeless diagnoses came from the highly esteemed Mayo Clinic. Then, after both healings, the doctors were dumbfounded, concluding the only explanations were that a miracle had occurred.

After she suddenly lost her eyesight at age eighteen, the Clinic pronounced, “You’re blind, Marolyn. There’s nothing we can do. No surgery, medication, nor glasses will help. Eventually you will lose all your eyesight. Go home and learn how to live with it.”

A dreadful fall in the bathtub years later left Marolyn with internal damage that led to a total paralysis of her digestive system. For twelve long years, she was unable to eat or drink except via an IV. Once again, the Clinic gave the grim prognosis. “There is nothing we can do. Your life will be short-lived. Go home and get your house in order.”

Everything was in order. Funeral arrangements had been made. Unless a miracle occurred, she would not live until morning.

But God had different ideas. Marolyn moved from tragedy to triumph twice!

$15.99 hardcover, $12.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-951080-14-3 (trade hardcover) | 978-1-951080-11-2 (trade paperback) | 978-1-951080-12-9 (POD) | 978-1-951080-13-6 (e-book)

A coloring book to enhance the picture book

Coloring book to accompany and enhance the storybook, If I Could Ask Jesus, which encompasses questions a child might have about heaven.

$4.99 paperback
ISBN: 978-1-951080-31-0 (POD)


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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.