The following titles are recent releases by regional authors:
• “The OCD Mormon,” by Kari Ferguson — The author looks at how mental illness and spirituality intersect and can affect one another. $11.76 paperback, $5.99 e-book. Available at www.amazon.com.
• “Pele’s Tears,” by Esther Schrader — A body is found spread-eagled on the lava at Kilauea Volcano, and the black bullet hole in the forehead is matched by two black stones placed on the body’s eyes. Is this a political murder or something more sinister? $17.75 paperback. Available at www.amazon.com.
• “Monster, Human, Other,” by Laurel Gale — Fantasy novel for children ages 8-12 following Wren, a human, and Isaac, a monster, as they team up to prevent a looming war with creatures from deep underground coming up looking to feed. $14.01 hardcover, $10.99 e-book. Available at www.amazon.com.
• “Picking Wings Off Butterflies,” by Scott Stahlecker — Memoir following the author’s son, David, who suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was 6. As David is beginning adulthood, his future is derailed by the justice system. $13.99 paperback, $3.99 e-book. Available at www.iuniverse.com.
• “Harry the Horn-Playing Hawk,” by Kimberlee Wedding Carroll — Children’s book about a hawk who can’t fly south while carrying his horn, so he walks south for the winter, but stops in Mexico and decides to live there while playing music to earn food. $10.95 paperback, $3.99 e-book. Available at www.liferichpublishing.com.
• “The Gold Water Event,” by C. M. Heffner — A fantastic tale filled with mystery, suspense and the supernatural, mixed in with some of the author’s personal experiences to show readers the value of having good morals and standard of ethics. $17 paperback. Available at www.bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com.
• “The Mount of Olives: 11 Declarations to an Extraordinary Life,” by Michael Ivanov — Follow Felix, a Roman boy who yearns to gain a worldly treasure, on a journey that will lead him to riches far different and more satisfying than he imagined, as he learns about listening to his heart, recognizing opportunity and following his dreams. $16 paperback. Available at wwww.amazon.com.
• “Mostly Momentous Minutes, Mawkish Memories, and Myopic Musings of Marc from Maine: Stories of Life From the Moose State and Beyond,” by Marc Zimmerman — A nonfiction collection of humor essays from the author, who grew up in Bath, Maine, about his childhood racing pumpkins with friends, lifeguarding and then working as a legislative assistant for a member of Congress. $3.99 e-book. Available at www.amazon.com
• “The Mind and the Stock Market,” by Stephen Archer — The author explores how the stock market works and how to stay away from making emotional investment decisions, and explains why it’s wise to diversify investments. $23.99 hardcover, $13.99 paperback, $3.99 e-book. Available at www.iuniverse.com.
• “Love at First Crepe,” by Heidi Renee Mason — A humorous romantic mystery where an easygoing chef discovers life can become complicated when you’re busy falling in lust and foiling murder plots. $12.99 paperback, 99 cents e-book. Available at www.amazon.com.
Clark County authors who would like to announce the publication of a recent book should email the book’s title, author, publisher, available formats, retail price and website to firstname.lastname@example.org. A roundup of releases is printed a few times a year.