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Sheila Mayo’s newly released “If You Believe!” is a sweet tale about metamorphosis and trusting that everything one needs can be found within

Sheila Mayo’s newly released “If You Believe!” is a sweet tale about metamorphosis and trusting that everything one needs can be found within

“If You Believe!”: a lovely faith-based children’s story. “If You Believe!” is the creation of published author Sheila Mayo, a native Texan who lives with her beloved Goldendoodle, Helios, and is the proud mother of two adult children.

Mayo shares, “If You Believe! is a children’s book all about growing and stretching. It is a delightful story about a wide-eyed caterpillar who is named Daniel. This little caterpillar makes his home on a lemon tree. Daniel loves his home very much. He has many friends. There are snails, crickets, lady bugs, ants and a few others who visit him every day. Daniel is a joyful caterpillar. One day as the sun is coming up, Daniel is munching away on his delicious lemon leaves and enjoying the morning, while also taking the time to notice that he is growing, when something quite magical happens. He can hardly believe what he sees with his big eyes! What can it be? As the story unfolds, Daniel begins a great journey that helps him to discover that there is so much more that he can become, if he believes. You will enjoy reading this wonderful book not only for the expressive colorful illustrations but also for the very special message it carries for young readers all over the world! When writing this book and doing the illustrations, I was excited to share a story that would not only be fun for children but would also fill their minds with love and hope. My wish is that children will read this book and be inspired.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Sheila Mayo’s new book is an enjoyable narrative with an important lesson for all.

Young readers will be entertained with the vibrant illustrations and fun-filled tale found within this sweet story of God’s love.

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Consumers can purchase “If You Believe!” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “If You Believe!,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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Author Ilise Dorsky’s New Book “Little Girl Lost” is a Searing Story of Addiction and its Devastating Toll on Victims and Their Families

Ilise Dorsky, a native New Yorker presently residing in Nevada, has completed her new book “Little Girl Lost”: a poignant and timely narrative that keeps the pages turning until the stunning conclusion. The story will continue; as this is the first book of a three part series.

“Little Girl Lost” is a story of a mother’s arduous journey to try to save her daughter’s life and the one special person who changes it all.

Published by Page Publishing, Ilise Dorsky’s engrossing book is a must-read for anyone with a friend or family member struggling with addiction.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Little Girl Lost” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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Kristen Helmer’s newly released “The Yukon River Golden” is an inspiring story of following one’s dreams despite not fitting the conventional mold

“The Yukon River Golden”: an inspiring narrative about a Golden Retriever determined to be a sled dog despite not being the right breed of dog for the job. “The Yukon River Golden” is the creation of published author Kristen Helmer, a writer and loving pet owner to an Australian Shepherd named Ransom. She lives in Alaska with her husband and her dog, where she lets her imagination follow its course and lead her to create wonderful children’s stories.

Helmer shares, “Topaz, a Golden Retriever living along the Yukon River in Alaska, has a dream of being a lead sled dog. However, Tyler won’t let her be on the sled dog team because Golden Retrievers aren’t typically sled dogs. Will Topaz still find a way to make her dream come true? Come along with Topaz on an Alaskan adventure to find out!”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Kristen Helmer’s new book is an amazing tale of chasing one’s dreams and defying odds through faith and purpose.

This heart-warming book teaches readers that they can be anything they want, and determination is more important than fitting the standard.

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Consumers can purchase “The Yukon River Golden” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “The Yukon River Golden,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.


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Kathryn Williams Woods’s newly released “Anna Marie and Her Little Brother: A Trip to the Store” is a sweet story with an important lesson

“Anna Marie and Her Little Brother: A Trip to the Store”: an encouraging approach to an important object lesson. “Anna Marie and Her Little Brother: A Trip to the Store” is the creation of published author Kathryn Williams Woods, who was raised in the Maple Hill community of North Carolina.

Williams Woods shares, “Anna Marie and her little brother are on their way to the store to buy candy. What lesson will Anna Marie learn when she faces a decision between right and wrong? Will her little brother help her make a good decision?”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Kathryn Williams Woods’s new book is a thoughtful tale about learning that theft is wrong no matter what.

With key moral lessons within an engaging narrative, Williams Woods hopes to help children with the concepts of right and wrong from a spiritual perspective.

View a synopsis of “Anna Marie and Her Little Brother: A Trip to the Store” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Anna Marie and Her Little Brother: A Trip to the Store” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Anna Marie and Her Little Brother: A Trip to the Store,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.


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New book describes a Canadian city hallowed in centennial fame

Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, is renowned as a city hallowed in centennial fame, for it contains the world’s most famous highest hydraulic world wonder, the Peterborough Lift Lock, Lock 21 of TrentSevern Waterway, that was engineered by Madame Daphne Jane Rogers Molson’s great-great-uncle, Richard Birdsall Rogers and opened July 9, 1904. It celebrated its centennial on July 9, 2004. The City of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, was incorporated its city the on July 1, 1905, on Dominion Day, and it celebrated its centennial, July 1, 2005.

“Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, City Hallowed In Centennial Fame, Remember You And Your Famous Name”(published by Xlibris) describes the city of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, the centennial celebration of Trent-Severn Waterway’s Lock 21, the famous hydraulic world wonder, the Peterborough Lift Lock and Molson’s related famous Rogers families who were descended Americans, forced by the tyranny of the American Revolution and French-Indian War to establish new homes in Canada.

This book contains loving spoken peace words, Molson’s poet’s international acclaim, performed music concerts, piano compositions for her son, George Molson, Molson Hockey Night In Canada, Bobby Hull and Mario Lemieux, Canadian born hallowed Hockey Hall of Fame superstars, her Vouchsafe chorale for her many younger married friends, chorale for humanity and God, her national song, “We Are United Empire Loyalists of Canada” sent UELAC’s Royal Patrons, HRH Elizabeth II, HRH William Mountbatten, and 22 branches of UELAC, letters of appreciation from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and House of Commons MPP Maryam Monsef, art illustrations, photography, artist’s exhibitions, art directors, curators, artists friends and sponsors.

Also included in this book is the life and fame of Canadian author and founder of the 2021 centennial celebrated Canadian Authors Association; Stephen Leacock, and its former CAA members; Canada’s literary giants who lived in Peterborough and Lakefield, Ontario; Robertson Davies and Margaret Atwood, and present CAA. Molson’s book ends with wishes Canada and America’s artists and arts council’s sponsorship of all creating artists and all created arts also create national art dynasties that forever bond the countries humanity to create and publish creation.

“I wish readers will enjoy a historical experience of a Canadian city made fame, its citizens made business wealth and power, and dynasties wished made completed that remain active, and I wish any others might be inspired to make the same or wish to come to visit Peterborough and I wish anyone enjoy my poetry, music compositions and concerts, art illustrations and photography, and stories on any art directors and curators success at sponsoring me, a Peterborough multi-medium artist and the sponsors and everyone be thanked for their graciousness of giving me any artist’s life,” Molson says. For more details about the book, please visit

“Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, City Hallowed In Centennial Fame, Remember You And Your Famous Name”
By Madame Daphne Jane Rogers Molson
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 374 pages | ISBN 9781664180208
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 374 pages | ISBN 9781664180215
E-Book | 374 pages | ISBN 9781664180192
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Madame Daphne Jane Rogers Molson is a Canadian, membered, International Who’s Who Golden Poet, awarded laureate graduate, of American multibillionaire, Howard Ely, editor and owner of Watermark Press. Since 1997, Howard’s International Library of Poetry anthologies, America In The Millennium, The Colors of Life, The Best Poems and Poets, The International Who’s Who In Poetry,, The Sound of Poetry tapes, discs, electronic collections, and the International Society of Poets Conventions and Symposiums have acclaimed Molson’s evocative, meaningful, wittingly woven humor, satire, war and peace pathos, peace and prayer asking, prose, and human loving, inspiring poems are the essence of this book.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 844-714-8691 to receive a free publishing guide.

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Author Invites Readers to Escape into the Blissfully Remote Countryside in Latest Novel

Author Barbara Anne Ashley has published her second novel, which sweeps readers up on an idyllic romp through the countryside. Peppered with plenty of family drama, moments of intimacy, and charming animal antics, “Sunny Skies and Sudden Storms: Mom and Dad and the Dogs, Down on the Farm” follows a retired couple named Jan and Bill – Mom and Dad to their dogs – as they live a pleasant, quiet life on their small, remote farm.

To the casual observer, life on the farm may seem calm, predictable, and even a bit boring. But when strange events make their way to the farmhouse door, life for Mom and Dad gets interesting in a hurry. One Christmas Eve, a starving bloodhound appears on their doorstep. Mom and Dad immediately take him in and care for him. When they find his owner has passed away, they rename the dog Hero, and he joins the family and its trio of canines: Buddy, Gypsy, and Pumpkin.

Then, when Mom and Dad discover the new kindergarten teacher at the nearby school has a stalker, they rush to the rescue. Meanwhile, two very different pairs of young people experience the beginning of serious love and commitment. The farm may offer a quiet visit or tumultuous occasion, but if the animals and people are safe, fed, and sheltered at the end of the day, all is well.

“I believe that a vast majority of people around the world want the same thing,” Ashley said. “We want to have a happy life, to love, and to raise our children in peace and safety. With this book, I wanted to bring my readers a slice of the companionship and warmth these things exude. I also wanted to allow them to live vicariously through these emotionally complex and deeply relatable characters and get to experience all of the wonderful things about rural life that I so enjoy.”

Ultimately, “Sunny Skies and Sudden Storms” shares a compelling story about an older couple living on a farm and invites readers to follow along as their home becomes the center of a variety of dramas small and large. Ashley expertly twines an eclectic cast of characters with beautifully imagined settings to create a delicious narrative dish and, sometimes, fireworks.

“Sunny Skies and Sudden Storms: Mom and Dad and the Dogs, Down on the Farm”
By Barbara Anne Ashley
ISBN: 978-1-6657-0315-4 (softcover); ISBN: 978-1-6657-0316-1 (e-book)
Available through Archway Publishing, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon

About the author

Barbara Anne Ashley was born in Gary, Ind., in the shadow of the steel mills there and raised in a multicultural family. Ashley brings a lifetime of unusual and exciting experiences to her writing, and she is also the author of “A Woman’s Journey” (2017). She has five kids, 19 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. Ashley studied at the University of Memphis for seven years majoring in anthropology and taking courses in women’s studies, geology, art, and art history, among others. Ashley previously worked in medicine, mental health, and journalism, and she remains involved in animal welfare and rescue. Ashley currently lives with her husband, Durward, and their dogs on a farm in Stanton, Tenn.

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Two lives changed forever after a young man witnessed a young girl attempting to end her life on an icy river

“I write stories as a means to escape the reality of the real world. Writing is a means of a comfort to me as it calms whatever anxieties I have and has helped me with dealing with depression,” Sarah Jarvis states. In her book titled “The Midnight Rose” (published by AuthorHouse UK), she tells a story that centers on discovery, of finding family and a sense of belonging as one woman stumbles into a life she was not expecting.

While out with his friends one night, Yuan Lee sees a girl plummet into a nearby river. As the four friends rush to the river’s edge, Yuan dives into the icy water and pulls the floating, seemingly lifeless soul to the surface. After he unsuccessfully attempts to breathe life into the frail girl, she is loaded into an ambulance. Unfortunately, the experience haunts Yuan for some time.

Tired of seeing every other child being adopted but her, Cora, a shy yet defiant 13-year-old child runs away from her orphanage to find her own way in life. As her life changes in ways she never imagined, she is confronted with unknown dangers and challenges. Meanwhile, Yuan has become the manager of a health clinic that is dealing with the emergence of a strange illness that is also afflicting him. As fate brings them together once again, now only time will tell if Yuan can find a cure for his sickness and if Cora will find a way to overcome her internal demons, open her heart to new relationships, and begin her life anew.

“This book is the bearer of so many emotions wrapped up in one but also a sense confusion. It is about someone trying to find a way out of all that mess which in some cases can be relatable in real life,” Jarvis says. She adds, “In this book, as the young girl grows up and develops, she begins to fight against all that had held her back. Despite all that has happened she find even the tiniest of rays of light to hang on to, helping her through the fight against the depression that has held her back.”

When asked what she wants readers to take away from the book, Jarvis answers, “That no matter how alone someone feels, the smallest of things can unknowingly help drag someone out if that darkness that seems to endless and foreboding.” For more details about the book, please visit

“The Midnight Rose”
By Sarah Jarvis
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 162 pages | ISBN 9781665590617
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 162 pages | ISBN 9781665590600
E-Book | 162 pages | ISBN 9781665590594
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Sarah Jarvis was raised by her father in a small town in Southeast England. She enjoys riding a horse as well as the company of other animals. Today, she works in the care sector and loves playing practical jokes on her colleagues and friends.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrates over 23 years of service to authors. For more information or to publish a book visit or call 0-800-014-8641.


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John Kerr returns to the publishing scene with ‘The Bear: War

Suspense and intrigue continue as John Kerr, author of a four-book series, adds a volume to his collection. “The Bear: War” (published by iUniverse), the third in a series, follows Michael McGuire and a cast of characters in California as World War II dawns.

World War II has arrived and the City of Angels and its denizens will never be the same again. An elusive woman with a hidden past holds the secret that could bring down Michael McGuire, a successful Hollywood producer, and James Hagen, owner of a major aircraft company. Can they find Nicole Sullivan and stop her from revealing their connection to a 15-year-old incident known as the “Point Magu Massacre?”

“The Bear: War” is an epic adventure covering the war years in Southern California and Japan’s assault on Nanjing, China. It is written with an insider’s knowledge gained through research and personal experiences with the people who lived the history of this era.

“No author has written an epic series using CA history as its backdrop and detailing the myriad of cultures that make up the state,” Kerr states. “Other novels may have focused on Hollywood, none has dealt with the machinations and racism that prevailed in the industry at the time against Asians. The novel also tackles the rarely covered subject of the Chinese experience during World War II”

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“The Bear: War”
By John Kerr
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 282 pages | ISBN 9781663221049
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 282 pages | ISBN 9781663221056
E-Book | 282 pages | ISBN 9781663221063
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

John Kerr grew up in Southern California and attended six different schools by ninth grade, due to a regular request for his dismissal. He has worked as a producer/director for NBC and CBS in Hawaii and as a scriptwriter in Hollywood. He lives in Riverside with his wife, three dogs and two cats. Kerr has made it a point to never live more than 10 minutes away from a good Mexican restaurant.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. iUniverse is headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS.


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