Unleashing My Superpowers: How to Navigate and Succeed in a Male-Dominated Mining Work Environment (STEM)

Dr. Patience Mpofu

Peak Performance Publishing, 229 pages, (paperback) $17.95, 9780645233711
(Reviewed: October, 2021)

Dr. Patience Mpofu intricately braids strands of memoir, cultural and social history, mining insights, and career advice in Unleashing My Superpowers. As a Zimbabwean-born South African citizen with Lemba heritage, young Mpofu’s community believed that education and career achievements weren’t as valuable for women. Yet, she earned a PhD in mineral processing and served in […]

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Composure: The Art of Executive Presence

Kate Purmal, Lee Epting, and Joshua Isaac Smith

Amplify Publishing, 288 pages, (hardcover) $24.95, 9781637551509
(Reviewed: October, 2021)

Executive coaches Kate Purmal, Lee Epting and Joshua Isaac Smith work with ambitious, successful women whose confidence doesn’t match their achievements, leading to significant stress and anxiety. Using a series of case studies of executive clients, their book walks readers through the common causes of this lack of confidence and effective ways of building it […]

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What’s Wrong with a Pet Dinosaur?

Tony Philips

Idle Brains Publishing, 168 pages, (hardcover) $24.99, 9781737555605
(Reviewed: October, 2021)

What’s Wrong with a Pet Dinosaur? is a collection of humorous poems appropriate for children ages four through ten, written in a style and tone reminiscent of the famous poet Shel Silverstein. Simple line drawings created by the author complement the text.

The poems address everyday childhood experiences and queries with a zaniness that will […]

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The Smooth River: Finding Inspiration and Exquisite Beauty During Terminal Illness

Richard S. Cohen

Smooth River, Inc., 288 pages, (paperback) $14.99, 9781737503408
(Reviewed: October, 2021)

While much has been written about successfully “fighting” cancer and other diseases, author Richard S. Cohen realized these inspirational stories didn’t speak for those with a terminal diagnosis. In his poignant, insightful memoir of his wife Marcia Horowitz’s diagnosis of terminal stage 4 pancreatic cancer, the author shares how they faced what became their last […]

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Bonez

Mr. Roses, illustrated by Amber Leigh Luecke

House of Roses, 208 pages, (paperback) $14.99, 9780999567647
(Reviewed: October, 2021)

In this rhyming chapter book for young readers, a teen skateboarder looking to become a champion learns valuable lessons about the importance of family and friends over fame and fortune.

In the town of Letitbe, skateboarding is a popular past time. Good guy Bonez, nicknamed for the skeleton boy T-shirt he always wears, strives to […]

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The Visibility Factor: Break Through Your Fears, Stand in Your Own Power and Become the Authentic Leader You Were Meant to Be

Susan M. Barber

Susan M. Barber, 314 pages, (paperback) $24.95, 9781737610441
(Reviewed: October, 2021)

After 25-plus years of working at Kraft in its many iterations and leading teams globally, Susan M. Barber started a coaching business to help people become more visible and advance in their careers. In The Visibility Factor, she leverages what she learned from this endeavor and from personal experiences to help readers achieve their professional […]

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Singularity: Second Edition

Jayme A. Oliveira Filho and Jayme S. Alencar

Global Summit House, 84 pages, (hardcover) $30.99, 9781637325605
(Reviewed: October, 2021)

This novel from father-and-son writing team Jayme A. Oliveira Filho and Jayme S. Alencar is a science fiction adventure that chronicles a family’s multi-generational quest to save humankind from a planet decimated by global warming by finding a way to colonize the stars.

Set in the near future, the story begins with Joseph Silva, an […]

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The Certainty of Chance

Jacquelyn Middleton

Kirkwall Books, 327 pages, (ebook) $3.99, 9781999275334
(Reviewed: October, 2021)

Canadian author Jacquelyn Middleton’s engaging fifth novel (after 2020’s Say Hello, Kiss Goodbye) is a standalone contemporary romance set in London, an inspired setting for this story about a grieving woman stranded alone during the holidays.

Bostonian Madeleine Joy, a content programmer for a popular music streaming service, is supposed to meet her sister in […]

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Kingdom Financing: The Heart of the King in Human Hands

Milton Maye

Great Writers Media, 326 pages, (paperback) $14.99, 9789769524538
(Reviewed: October, 2021)

Despite its title, Milton Maye’s Kingdom Financing is not focused on dollars and cents, but rather administration of all resources – spiritual and physical – to enhance success in pursuit of humankind’s ultimate destiny.

Rooted firmly in his Christian ethos, Maye endeavors to translate theological concepts so that they are more tangible. Although billed as […]

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Your Power to Change

Kyle C. Becker

Prosperity Now Life Coaching, 330 pages, (paperback) $17.99, 9781737473206
(Reviewed: October, 2021)

Your Power to Change focuses on two urges that drive so many people to read self-help books: their desire to change the trajectory of their lives, coupled with the belief that they have the power to affect that change.

“Life doesn’t give us what we want. It gives us what we are,” writes Kyle C. […]

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