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2016-2017 Wyatt-MacKenzie Releases

 

 
Unwritten, The Story of a Living System: A Pathway to Enlivening and Transforming Education Lori L. Desautels, Ph.D. and Michael McKnight, M.A.
ISBN: 978-1-942545-10-1
324 Pages, 6 x 9
$17.00 Trade Paperback
Pub Date: January 2016

 
 

There’s never been a more chaotic and tenuous time in our nation’s educational story.

Learning is the most natural thing human beings do.  Yet, it seems the “harder” we work in schools helping our students to acquire the learning they need, the academic performances stay stagnant or lessen.

Schools are not machines. Schools are a network of human beings who feel, think, behave, and function within a human system that is alive and never static.  Schools are living systems!

This system is wired to thrive, even through difficult times — Lori and Michael believe that we can begin to create wholeness and connection within our schools mindfully and by design. We can create places where all children thrive.

 
 

 
 
Piper, Once & Again Caroline E. Zani

FICTION
 
ISBN: 978-1-942545-11-8
264 Pages, 5.25 x 8.5
$14.95 Trade Paperback
Pub Date: July 2016

A timeslip novel

A successful equine insurance agent living in 21st century Massachusetts, Piper struggles with relationships, patience, scents, and living in 19th century France. Follow Piper on a journey. . . through time, unconditional love, unbearable loss, unbelievable discovery, and a question of forgiveness, as she instinctively learns to see, smell, and feel the messages all around her. Only through tragedy does she begin to learn the lesson she needs to help her uncover the truth — the reason she is Piper, once and again.

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
Triple Love Score Brandi Megan Granett

 
FICTION
 
ISBN: 978-1-942545-40-8
244 Pages, 5.25 x 8.5
$14.95 Trade Paperback
Pub Date: Sept. 2016
 

a poetry professor stumbles into fame as an anonymous online Scrabble® poet

Miranda lives a quiet life among books and letters as a poetry professor in a small upstate town. When two snap decisions turn up the volume on her life, Miranda must decide whether or not her best laid plans actually lead to where her heart wants to go.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matilda: The Algonquin Cat Leslie Martini

 
CHILDREN'S
(and Adults who love this cat's story!)

ISBN: 978-1-942545-44-6
44 Pages, 8 x 10
$26.00 Hardcover
Pub Date: Oct 2016
*Special Edition August 10th!

Based on the actual (and celebrated) cat at the Algonquin Hotel in NYC, which has, in addition to its rich literary heritage, a long history of a “cat in residence,” this picture book is both funny and informative for children ages 4 through 10, and the adults who love the literary backstory.

In 1902 the elegant twelve-story Algonquin Hotel opened its doors and became the daily meeting place for talented young writers, editors, actors, and publicists. In 1932, a stray cat wandered into the lobby, and into history. The renowned actor John Barrymore named him "Hamlet" and since then the Algonquin has always had a resident cat. All the male cats are called Hamlet, and the females — for reasons unknown — are called Matilda.

Secrets of Worry Dolls Amy Impellizzeri
FICTION
 
ISBN: 978-1-942545-65-1
284 Pages, 5.25 x 8
$14.99 Trade Paperback
Pub Date: December 2016

 
 

According to Mayan tradition, if you whisper your troubles to the Worry Dolls, they will do the worrying instead of you—therefore, it follows that Worry Dolls are the keepers of a great many secrets . . .

On the eve of the end of the world—according to the Mayan calendar—Mari Guarez Roselli’s secrets are being unraveled by her daughter, Lu.

Lu’s worry dolls are at-capacity as she tries to outrun the ghosts from her past—including loved ones stolen on 9/11—by traveling through her mother’s homeland of Guatemala, to discover the painful reasons behind her own dysfunctional childhood, and why she must trust in the magic of the legend.

 

 

 
~ 2017 ~

 

 

 

The Wrong Kind of Indian Jey Tehya
FICTION
 
ISBN: 978-1-942545-47-7
304 Pages, 5.25 x 8
$14.99 Trade Paperback
Pub Date: January 2017

 
 

The Wrong Kind of Indian is a thinly-veiled memoir-style story of what it means to claim your identity after a dysfunctional childhood steeped in sexuality and eventual homelessness, parents who toe the line between neglect and abuse, and the flailing that occurs when you don’t feel like you belong.

Spanning the challenging bridge across 30 — from 27 to 34 years old — and set in the Pacific Northwest, Costa Rica and India, The Wrong Kind of Indian is a journey of cultural pride, self exploration, and search for love through Oregon, Costa Rica and India.

 

 

The Mermaids of Lake Michigan Suzanne Kamata

a novel about coming of age in the 1980s

FICTION

ISBN: 978-1-942545-59-0
184 Pages, 5.25 x 8
$13.95 Paperback

Pub Date: February 2017

A teenaged Elise Faulkner feels more at home in water than on land--where her beauty queen mom is constantly criticizing her and her sister is dating the boy of her dreams--until crazy Chiara Hanover comes into her life and leads her to Miguel, a mysterious carnival worker whose dark future has been predicted by a gypsy.

 
 
 
 

 

 

The Promise of Pierson Orchard Kate Brandes
FICTION
 
ISBN: 978-1-942545-51-4
300 Pages, 5.25 x 8
$14.99 Trade Paperback

 
Pub Date: April 2017
 
 

"Erin Brockovich" meets "Promised Land" in this emotional yet perfectly-paced debut about a small-town family threatened by betrayal, financial desperation, old flames, fracking, and then ultimately finding forgiveness.

Drawing on her work as an environmental scientist, and her interest in how fracking affects families and communities on an emotional level, Kate Brandes' story takes place in the Delaware River Basin that provides water to more than 15 million people (including much of NYC). There is currently a moratorium on fracking in the Basin, but should it ever arrive, great interest persists in how gas drilling might change lives.

a finalist for the Eludia Award!

 

Run, Holly, Run! Kathy Coleman

 
a memoir

ISBN: 978-1-942545-60-6
264 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5
$14.99 Paperback

Pub Date: Late Spring 2017

From behind-the-scenes of filming the classic 1970s TV show Land of the Lost, to the perils of life for a child actor, domestic abuse, recovery, and rebuilding a life—this memoir is aimed to hit a thriving fan-base who LOVE "Holly" and for good reason. Professional celebrity memoirist Dave Smitherman is working with Kathy Coleman for an entertaining, enlightening, honest, fun and satisfying read for all us who are 45+ and remember watching the show every Saturday morning.

 

Manners. I Know, Right?! Norman Crampton

an etiquette book for the ages
 
 
 
 

ISBN: 978-1-942545-61-3
136 Pages, 4 x 6, full-color
$14.00 Paperback

Pub Date: Late Spring 2017

A pocket-size, lighthearted etiquette guide imparting qualities of character, style, fitness, friendship, and connections created by a wise old man and a team of well-mannered millennials. 

 

 

 

Mr. Clark’s Big Band Meredith O'Brien

 
an inside look at bereavement in middle school

ISBN: 978-1-942545-62-0
264 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5
$14.99 Paperback

Pub Date: May 2, 2017

During the 2012-2013 school year, Meredith O'Brien shadowed a small-town Massachusetts middle school jazz band that was in mourning after one of its members suddenly died. These children used jazz music, tight camaraderie and the unorthodox teaching antics of their band director—Mr. Clark, a fortysomething Santa Claus doppelganger—to heal.

Mr. Clark’s Big Band: A Year of Laughter, Tears & Jazz in a Middle School Band Room is an uplifting tale about children overcoming grief and the power of a strong teacher.

 

 

Create! How Extraordinary People Live to Create and Create to Live Ronald Rand

Full color interior — over 100 interviews each with outstanding art and photography.
 

ISBN: 978-1-942545-42-2
340 Pages, 8.25 x 10.75

$42.00 Paperback; $19.99 Kindle; plus special edition hardcover

Pub Date: Late Spring 2017

An extraordinary collection of soul-searching interviews assembled by Goodwill Cultural Ambassador, actor, and best-selling author, Ronald Rand. Explore the creative process of the world’s most acclaimed actors, actresses, artists, choreographers, composers & lyricists, dancers, directors, educators, musicians, playwrights, poets, singers, and writers of our time. Find out how they lived to create art expressing the journey of life.

Includes artwork of Al Hirschfeld and more.

 

cover to come

 

 

The Truth About Thea Amy Impellizzeri

FICTION
 
ISBN: 978-1-942545-80-4
300 Pages, 5.25 x 8
$14.99 Trade Paperback

 
Pub Date: Fall 2017

Our third novel with Amy. Her fans are anxiously awaiting this legal drama!

 

 

cover to come

 

 

 

Clients and Adversaries: A Life at Trial Dr. Noel Gage

 

ISBN: 978-1-942545-81-1
284 Pages, 6 x 9

$16.00 Paperback

Pub Date: Fall 2017

Dr. Gage writes about his legal career representing the spectrum of humanity—from humorous to serious to touching to famous. Playboy bunnies, mobsters, and strippers were among Gage’s clients and others unnamed in the book for obvious reasons. His own legal troubles are also detailed as the book touches on the injustices of the Federal prosecutorial system, and gives, in Gage's persepctive, a sobering account of the overreach of government.

There is humor, there is drama, there is poignancy, and there are surprises. Big surprises.

 

 
 

We are now accepting submissions for our Spring 2018 roster.

 

Send book proposals with subject: "MAJOR RELEASE" to nancy@wyattmackenzie.com