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2012 Wyatt-MacKenzie Releases

The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays Tara L. Masih, Ed.

ISBN: 978-1-936214-71-6
218 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5
$14.95 Paperback
Pub Date: May 2012

Award-winning editor Tara L. Masih put out a call in 2007 for Intercultural Essays dealing with the subjects of  “culture, race, and a sense of place.” The prizewinners are gathered for the first time in a ground-breaking anthology that explores many facets of culture not previously found under one cover. The powerful, honest, thoughtful voices—Native American, African American, Asian, European, Jewish, White—speak daringly on topics not often discussed in the open, on subjects such as racism, anti-Semitism, war, self-identity, gender, societal expectations. Their words will entertain, illuminate, take you to distant lands, and spark important discussions about our humanity, our culture, and our place within society and the natural world.

Includes extensive, in-depth discussion questions for book clubs and instructors, along with fun, challenging “NET assignments” for high school and college students.

Introduction by acclaimed writer David Mura






Boomer Men Working: Strategies for Staying Employed (or Tackling Unemployment) Norm Crampton

ISBN: 978-1-936214-92-1
200 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5
$14.75 Paperback
Pub Date: SEPT 28, 2012

A how-to book for Boomer Generation men who want to hang on to their present job or find a new one. It’s a man’s book because men need more help on the employment scene than their women contemporaries do (and can learn some lessons from the ladies).

The job scene has changed enormously since Baby Boomers—born 1946 to 1964—first went to work. Today, older guys find work by going back to school, learning how to use social media, refreshing their team skills, and writing a resume that can run the gauntlet of software that guards every HR department. BOOMER MEN WORKING offers hope through the stories of older guys who have lost a job or retired sooner than planned, figured out what they needed to do next, and found new employment. BOOMER MEN WORKING provides an employment plan in practical steps: raising your value to your present employer, raising your profile on the team, using layoff time productively, looking good and working well with younger generations.

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Dear Dad, It’s Over: Turning Custody into Candor M Dickson

ISBN: 978-1-936214-67-9
132 Pages, 5 x 8
$14.50 Paperback
Pub Date: May 2012

M’s parents divorced when she was seven. Over the years she had a roller coaster of a relationship with her father, and now at 26 she has decided to “break up” with him for her own well-being.

A funny journey through the emotions and events that led to the "Dear Dad" letter day will resonate with anyone who has experienced an absent parent, endured step-family, and undergone the self-exploration and self-preservation which goes along with handling these askew relationships.


A Better High: laugh, help, run, love… and other ways to get naturally high
Matt Bellace, PhD

ISBN: 978-1-936214-56-3
164 Pages, 5 x 8
$14.00 Paperback
Pub Date: May 2012

A humorous look at getting naturally high, every day. Each chapter focuses on a scientifically proven natural high (e.g. laughing, running, helping, loving) and gives funny stories, jokes and exercises for achieving the natural high in your life.

Matt Bellace, Ph.D., has been a youth motivational speaker and stand-up comedian since 1995. Dr. Bellace has a Ph.D. in clinical neuropsychology from Drexel University, is a member of the National Speakers Association. His "How to Get High Naturally" program encourages over a hundred thousand students a year to pursue natural highs and make healthy choices. Matt was a recurring comedian on truTV's "The Smoking Gun Presents." His stand up can be heard (and requested) on Sirius XM's Comedy Channels.



This Rock in My Heart Tommie Vaughn

ISBN: 978-1-936214-75-4
318 Pages, 5 x 8
$14.99 Paperback
Pub Date: May 2012

This Rock in My Heart is the musical journey of one woman who in following her dream discovers her true self, and in conquering her own inner fears, breaks down a self-inflicted wall to reveal the powerful artist within her.


10 Daily Questions To Be A Better Parent Ruth Fett, MSC

ISBN: 978-1-936214-66-2
144 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5
$14.50 Paperback
Pub Date: Mar. 2012

A concise reference guide for parents with daily check-ins to see that they are on track providing their children with the structure, love and understanding they need. The result of author's 10 years of counseling young children, 3 years of coaching parents on effective parenting strategies, and as the mother of eight.



Little Miss Merit Badge: A Memoir
Dr. Ronda Beaman

ISBN: 978-1-936214-47-1
252 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5
$16.00 Paperback
Pub Date: Feb. 2012

“I was hooked by the age of 6.”

So begins the memoir of a girl whose 17-year-old parents dropped ice cubes down her diapers to make her dance, whose bare-chested grandmother gave her singing lessons, whose brother tried to get rid of her with a strategically dropped boulder, and who moved so many times she barely got desk assignments at school, let alone had time to make any friends. The on-going, outrageous dysfunction, and denial in her life was enough to turn anyone into an addict.

Nationally recognized university professor and internationally renowned speaker Ronda Beaman confesses her drug of choice was earning Girl Scout badges. Lots of them. And she never quite kicked the habit.