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WriteLife Publishing is proud to announce our spring line up of new releases. These non-fiction books land in a variety of genres: self-help, biography, business, memoir and humor, of course. We hope you will enjoy them, be motivated by them and learn from them!


Letters from Madelyn: Chronicles of a Caregiver – 2nd Edition

by Elaine K. Sanchez

lettersMadelyn Kubin is a 70-year-old Kansas farm wife. She appears to be fragile because of her thinning white hair, macular degeneration, osteoporosis, congestive heart failure, and severe hearing loss. But when her husband Quentin suffers a debilitating stroke, she is forced to summon all of her physical, emotional, and spiritual strengths in order to care for him at home.

Madelyn manages her isolation, loneliness, and stress by going to her computer, disengaging her emotional monitor, and writing letters to her daughter Elaine.

Madelyn’s story of faith, courage, and love is told through her unflinching honest and surprisingly funny letters written in real time over the course of six-and-a-half years. Although she prays every day that she will be a willing channel for God’s love and compassion, there are plenty of days she feels like telling God to go find himself another servant. Madelyn writes unabashedly about her anger, guilt, depression, and grief. When Quentin displays dementia-related inappropriate sexual behavior, Madelyn eventually learns how to handle it with grace and humor. She shows how it is possible, even in the very worst end-of-life situations, to experience mental and spiritual growth.

This book is now available for pre-order. It will be released on May 17, 2016


We’re Not Sixteen Anymore

by Becky Andersen

not16Not since funny lady Erma Bombeck has there been a book written that so delightfully pokes gentle fun at common occurrence in everyday life —and in this case,dating. But not just any dating! Online dating. And specifically online dating when you’re closer to sixty than to sixteen.

Follow the tongue-in-cheek adventures of a Baby Boomer as she discovers the pitfalls and highlights of dating in the 21st Century’s cyber-world. Feeling naive and outside her comfort zone, the author prepares to step up to the plate of dating after a relative puts her on an electronic dating site. Like many people, she discovers she’s been in a time warp, and when she approaches dating like she did when she was in her teens, she discovers it’s entirely different.

What started out as entries on her Facebook page have expanded into detailed accounts of dating foibles and feats. Anyone who has embraced the concept of online dating will find her adventures humorous and charming.

This book is now available for pre-order. It will be released on June 7, 2016.


 

The Motivated Job Search

by Brian Howard

motivated-389x600If you’re looking at this book, chances are you are currently looking for a job and you understand that in today’s market, being successful in a job search takes more than just having a resume. Finding the right opportunity takes action on your part and knowing the actions to take can put you in the right place at the right time. This book will help.

The Motivated Job Search covers meaningful topics like how to correctly prepare for a job search, profiling your next job, understanding the employer’s mind, branding, elevator speech, success stories, LinkedIn, networking, social media, and how to penetrate the hidden job market, along with a myriad of useful job search tools not otherwise written about in other job search books.

The book promotes a self-motivated job search approach where you proactively engage the job market and employers in meaningful ways that result in job offers!

This book is now available for pre-order. It will be released on April 20, 2016.


 

Navigating the Nonprofit Rapids

by Ted Edlich

navigating-389x600Are you looking to make a real difference in your community? Are you in academia looking for a textbook for teaching students who are studying nonprofit leadership? Do you have a passion to bring about change that will benefit others? Are you looking for a way to harness that passion and give it some organizational muscle and backbone? Are you on the hunt for a career you love, not just work that pays the bills? Are you involved in a nonprofit that is not living up to its potential? Then this book is for you! Discover the lessons of great nonprofit leadership that will sharpen your vision, give it structure that works, and make it a force to be reckoned with. You’ll be excited and inspired by those like yourself who have done extraordinary work. With Navigating the Nonprofit Rapids, you’ll discover lessons that have immediate application, and that making a difference is the real adventure of a lifetime.

This book is now available for pre-order. It will be released on April 12, 2016.


 

Not a Blueprint: It’s the Shoe Prints that Matter

by Nina Norstrom

blueprintAuthor Nina Norstrom lost her child to a disease, but that wasn’t the only toxic relationship she endured. In this book, she explores the effects that her relationships with grief, pain, trauma, and forgiveness have had on her life.

This tale exposes a mother’s struggle to escape her world of toxicity, her journey out of the clutches of diseased relationships, and the shoe prints the experiences have left on her family’s history. This story in its raw form projects a remarkable voice to the heroic fight, courage, and bravery gained when striking back to wipe out toxic relationships. Its message reveals that life brings many challenges and that each challenge provides lessons to be learned.

This book is not intended to be a blueprint for dealing with diseased relationships. It’s about the shoe prints: those symbols of life’s journey that are left by our experiences. Not a Blueprint: It’s the Shoe Prints that Matter is an insightful and inspiring personal story of one family’s journey through toxic relationships.

This book is now available for pre-order. It will be released on April 5, 2016


 

Boxes: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes (Second Edition)

by Douglas Wellman and Mark Musick

boxes2This second edition of Boxes: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes continues the history-changing story of Eva McLelland and her reclusive life married to a mystery man she discovered was Howard Hughes. New witnesses have come forward with personal stories, additional evidence, and photographs. Hughes’s links to the murder of mobster Bugsy Siegel and the killers of President John F. Kennedy are revealed as well as the real identity of the long-haired crazy man that Hughes placed in the Desert Inn Hotel to distract the world while he escaped. Eva McLelland kept her secret for thirty-one stressful years as she lived a nomadic existence with a man who refused to unpack his belongings for fear he would be discovered and have to flee. Only her husband’s death finally released her to tell the story that had been burning inside her for decades.

Publication date: March 22, 2016 (This is the 2nd edition. The first edition was published April 22, 2010.)


 

A Journal for Family Caregivers: A Place for Thoughts, Plans, and Dreams

by Harriet Hodgson

journalThis is Book 3 in The Family Caregiver’s Series. The books in this series are designed to support you, the family caregiver, which in turn will help you be supportive to your loved one.

Dozens of journals are available. Why buy this one? This journal is just for you—a family caregiver—and deals with issues that you handle on an ongoing basis: your tasks, practicing self-care, your self-talk, job satisfaction, and more.

To set the tone for the day, each page of the journal section begins with an affirmation. The writing prompts are different than in most journals. Instead of asking questions or setting up a scene, this journal uses a “finish the sentence” approach. You can write a little or a lot. Action steps are the last item on each journal page. When you finish your journal, you’ll be able to look back and create an action plan that will make your caregiving easier for you and more enjoyable for your loved one.

Publication date: March 15, 2016 (View the complete Caregivers Series)


 

To view all of BQB’s new fiction releases for Spring 2016, click here!


*** All books by BQB and WriteLife Publishing are available on Amazon, B&N or can be ordered from your favorite local bookstore. ***

 

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