Happiness is the greatest gift we can give ourselves. It’s the one thing we can all find each and every day, once we open our eyes to it. If happiness could take shape, it might look like Ellen the turtle, dancing beneath the sun. This is a book that must be shared with your loved ones, no matter what age they are.

You can purchase the book online at Smashwords in many eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/79990.

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By Jeanne R Kraus

Wrinkles, Waistlines, and Wet Pants is an irreverent look at aging. Fashion, self -improvement and social etiquette are thrown out the window in this hilarious book that disregards good taste and dignity. The author disproves the theory that fifty is the new thirty with anecdotes, some of them actually true.

Existence after fifty, according to Jeanne Kraus, is fraught with peril from lifethreatening underwear to homeowners’ associations. Lifestyle activities are recommended, along with full schedules of doctor visits. Humiliation lurks at every corner with shotgun makeup interventions, bodily function failures, and swiss cheese memory. Condom trees, risqué photos found in a laundry mound, and DNA-tainted ornaments all have their part in this series of incidents.

Jeanne includes advice for those aging ne’er do-wells who hope to make it to the pearly gates eventually. And even though this book will not change you in any way, there is something for everyone in Wrinkles, Waistlines, and Wet Pants. Even self-help junkies will be delighted with the three insightful but useless surveys.

Wrinkles, Waistbands, and Wet Pants was wittily written by Jeanne Kraus, and illustrated by her sister, Diana Arneson, both having experienced wrinkles, expanding waistlines, and wet pants.

You can purchase the book online from Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Wrinkles-Waistlines-Wet-Pants-Not-So-Famous/dp/1450200850.

eBook formatting by Shelley Glasow Schadowsky.

Mar 14


By Tony Williams

On the heels of the slave rebellion in Haiti, the French Empire is rocked by another slave revolt in its colony Saint Helen. The upheaval plunges the colony into a racial war that pits the settlers against their slaves and keeps the community divided long after Emancipation.

Born into this deeply polarized society is Christian Joseph, a mulatto and a devoted acolyte of the Catholic Church. People look up to him because of his complexion and the fact that he was bought up by priests.

His world is turned upside down when he discovers that he was born out of wedlock. To his dismay, he further discovers that his father, heir to the island’s most renowned sugar plantation, has died and left his entire estate to Christian’s mother – a poor black girl. This causes disbelief and outrage among many in the community, including the priests. It forces Christian to return to the village of his birth to try and uncover the secrets of his past.

You can purchase the book online at Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/46947.

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Mar 12


By Peter J. Plasse

Returning home from another grueling shift of E.R. work, Dr. Blake Lee Strong comes across a downed motorcyclist and stops to help, but little does he know that his world and that of his family will soon be turned upside down. Duped into being transported to another planet called Inam’Ra, Dr. Strong and his family are thrust into a medieval world populated by Trolls, Gnomes, Elves, Dwarves, Humans and other alien beings. An epic odyssey begins as the Strong family fights for not only their own survival, but also for the continued existence of the citizens of Ravenwild.

You can purchase the book online at Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/46863.

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By Louise Palanker

It’s 1970, in Buffalo, NY and 12-year-old Lanie Spurdle is haunted by some very tricky questions, like:

What are boys really thinking about girls and love and sex?

Why are my parents always so moody and angry at me?

How can people hate each enough to kill?

Of course, she’s equally troubled by the more delicate questions like, “Why do I have to wear a bra?” “How do I escape the attack of the Middle School Queen Bee?” and “Does Clayton Murray like me as much as I like him?”

But as she begins to write in her journal and as she discovers and secretly reads her father’s World War II journal, Lanie finds that her parents, her family and her world are coming into sharper focus.

Making her way across the battlefield of Middle School raises an array of questions but ultimately, Lanie learns that more important than finding all the answers, is being brave enough to ask the questions.

You can purchase the book online at Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/46367.

eBook formatting by Shelley Glasow Schadowsky.

Mar 09

Ice Break

By Kim Kinrade

This exciting, edge-of-your-seat action-adventure deals with environmental extremists, animal rights activists and international fishing rights in the always troubled waters of the Canadian Grand Banks.

ICE BREAK is the account of the CCGS “Canadian,” a large, Russian-built icebreaker purchased by Canada, that’s equipped with a secret navigation and weapons-control system. The highly anticipated maiden voyage of the CCGS Canadian turns into a dangerous crisis as environmental terrorists hijack the ship and use it to destroy European fishing boats.

An international crisis brews involving Canada, France, Russia, and the United States. Canadian Prime Minister Jay Carruthers, a former United Nations commander, comes up with a diabolical plan to stop the carnage, rescue the ship and avoid war with a new, ultra-nationalistic French government.

You can purchase the book online at Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/45899.

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Mar 08


By Amber Grady

Discover a new and empowered way of living. Create a brilliant life filled with passion and purpose, a life that flows with an ease and serenity you never thought possible.

Author Amber Grady, professional spiritual teacher and healer, has guided thousands of clients in transformational journeys to exhilarating lives of joy and authenticity. Now she shares her secrets of a breakthrough that is both profound and freeing. For Grady gives you the tools to unleash the infinite power of your authentic core.

What is our authentic core?

It is our true self. It is the essential wisdom that we each carry deep within us that will illuminate the path to a brilliant life if we only learn to tap into it.

You have probably experienced flashes of your own authentic core. When you feel worried or second-guess yourself, isn’t there often, somewhere deep inside, a soft voice telling you that you know the right thing to do? When you disregard this internal calling you distance yourself from truly realizing the fullness of a life lived authentically.

Over a lifetime, you have likely developed protective mechanisms to deal with situations you weren’t equipped to deal with. These defenses that once took care of you may have developed into habits that no longer serve your best interests. When this is the case, you block your authentic core, and the radiance of who you are begins to fade. But when you learn to let go of your old ways and access your authentic core, you tap into an energy that will propel you to realize your every life goal.

In her book, “Brilliance: Unleash the Power of Your Authentic Core,” Grady shares both inspirational and practical wisdom that will empower you to:

Discover and access your own authentic core

Master life skills practiced by all authentic core individuals; and

Take conscious responsibility for your ultimate destiny

Channel its energy to create a brilliant life

With Grady you will master a wealth of original tools for turning insights into action. You will learn:

To recognize critical choice points in your life

The role of spirals and how to drive them

The transformational power of honest self-assessment

The difference between self-care and selfishness

What you are—and are not—responsible for

To respond rather than react

To recognize and navigate triangles, hot potatoes, secrets, and family patterns

The power to say no, be assertive, set boundaries and draw the line

Grady’s approachable style and up-lifting tone reflect her genuine passion to inspire millions to a better life. She motivates with true-life stories, many her own, that illustrate the truth and potency of the authentic core process. Her book is filled with practical advice and step-by-step directions so that you can begin your journey this very day.

It’s time to be the source of your own true brilliance and learn to live through the clarity of your own authentic core. Amber Grady leads the way.

You can purchase the book online from Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/48230.

eBook formatting by Shelley Glasow Schadowsky.

Today marks the official publication of my freshman book, The Moratorium of Anya. The March release date signifies the families 5th anniversary since a turbulent and inspiring adoption.

The Moratorium of Anya explores the struggle for redemption faced by an adoptivefamily following forced separation from their 11-year-old daughter in Ukraine. When a young American couple embarks on an intercountry adoption, fate unfolds in the discovery of Anastasia and Katerina, and engulfs the new family in a gripping journey.

Under the collapsed Soviet Union, Anastasia’s Russian birth forces new legal precedence to establish her citizenship. Meanwhile, the orphanage reveals buried secrets into Anya and Katia’s past. The girls grapple with the illegal sale of their baby siblings to Israel; and, under quarantine, their own lives become endangered, as a deadly outbreak of measles takes lives and threatens the orphanage. Finally, in an effort to spare the girls, an adoption decree is issued.

Unable to secure the needed Russian birth certificate for Anya, the family is forced to return to America without her. In the care of the Schadowsky’s Ukrainian advocate, Natasha, Anya battles with emotions of abandonment after the loss of her birth family, and now her only remaining sister, Katia, has gone to the United States with their new mother and father.

A determined mother returns to Ukraine after six months of political tyranny between the three governments. In a harrowing and true saga of sacrifice and redemption, Shelley Schadowsky resists arrest, and ultimately secures Anya’s citizenship as guns are leveled.

To purchase the book in paperback or ebook visit Amazon.com or http://www.amazon.com/Moratorium-Anya-Shelley-Glasow-Schadowsky/dp/0983320322/

Shelley Glasow Schadowsky has led a fulfilling career as a creative director in publishing, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising and Graphic Design. Shelley regards her greatest accomplishment to be the adoption of her two daughters from Ukraine. Shelley continues life-long efforts sponsoring Ukrainian orphans, advocating for orphaned youth vocational programs and the ban against human trafficking in Ukraine and throughout the world as an active member of An Orphan Smiles, Orphans’ Hope Foundation and Stop Child Trafficking Now (SCT Now). Shelley continues to write with the support of her family. For more information, visit www.goodlifeguide.com.