September 12, 2022

Too Young to Be Old: How to Stay Vibrant, Visible, and Forever in Blue Jeans

In her fascinating memoir, women’s clothing designer Diane Gilman (with Jan Tuckwood) recounts her extraordinary path to success and fame in the fashion world, and offers insights on how to “rock your life at every age.”

Gilman recounts how, when she was four, her father began sexually abusing her and later traded this abuse for […]


September 12, 2022

Commentaries on the Book of Wisdom

In this allegory about love, inner peace, and abundance, an emotionally exhausted protagonist gets a second chance to find the treasure he believes hides in an attic.

When Great Aunt Prudence dies, her great-nephew is invited to clean out her attic. As a 10-year-old, he discovered a locked sea chest there that belonged to Prudence’s […]


August 29, 2022

Artist: Awakening the Spirit Within

In Artist: Awakening the Spirit Within, acting coach Jocelyn Jones offers a blend of memoir, spiritual teaching, exercises, and journal prompts to teach readers how to manifest the life of their dreams.

Jones is the daughter of a critically acclaimed actor from the golden age of film and TV, Henry Jones. Having acted and modelled […]


August 29, 2022

More Than Just a Hairdresser

To be a successful hairdresser, Donna Piromalli writes in her book More Than Just a Hairdresser, a person needs skills well beyond technical proficiency. Savvy hairdressers, she notes, require soft skills— e.g., emotional intelligence, good decision making, conflict resolution—as well as a genuine love for their craft.

Piromalli is a professional counselor, mediator and coach; […]


August 22, 2022

Turning: The Magic and Mystery of More Days

Pondering her upcoming 60th birthday in the early months of the pandemic, former geriatric nurse Becky Blue felt compelled to explore her “more days”—her term for what comes next. The result: Turning: The Magic and Mystery of More Days, a book to help readers “discover the secret to welcoming, rather than dreading, the turning of […]


August 8, 2022

Countdown To Greatness: Greatness Lives Within You Find It Ignite It

Michael Carter Griffin caters to readers with short attention spans in this brief, motivational, self-help guide to living with purpose and achieving greatness.

As someone who suffers from “Short Attention Span (SAS),” Griffin set out to create a unique book suitable and enjoyable for SAS readers. Here, Griffin utilizes large fonts, diagrams, and visuals, along […]


August 1, 2022

The Ruby Rule: How More Listening and Less Labeling Brings More Healing and Less Hating

In The Ruby Rule, Arthur F. Coombs III deftly tackles how to interact with people who have opposing points of view about controversial subjects, including race, cancel culture, politics and religion, by employing “The Ruby Rule.”

Coombs’ Introduction acknowledges our current polarized society and explains that his book is “about the incivility, anger, and unwillingness […]


July 25, 2022

Thru the Tunnel: True Stories of Sports and Life That Empower Your Sprit

In this engaging book, Paul McDonald offers advice for living a happier, more fulfilling life.

A former NFL quarterback with a “million-dollar smile,” McDonald had seemingly made the transition from sports to a successful career in business. Yet there was a period of time when he floundered, drinking too much and working at a job […]


July 19, 2022

There is Greatness Within You

If you believe you are born to fail, John Paul Carinci would likely agree. That’s because in his view, mindset trumps all. Success is all about nurturing a positive attitude, he writes in his self-help book, There is Greatness Within You.

Carinci opens the book with a chapter on motivation and later exhorts us to […]


May 23, 2022

Women Wise: The Essential Guide to Financial and Lifestyle Decisions as We Age

“Getting old is not for sissies and certainly not for those who have lost their sense of humor,” warn Certified Financial Planner (CFP) professionals Eleanor Blayney and Marjorie L. Fox in this upbeat, reassuring guide to women’s golden-year financial planning.

The two met while working across the street from each other at competing Virginia firms […]