Book Award Winner: Giaci and Me: A Mother’s Journey of Loving and Raising an Autistic Child by Rita Miceli

Congratulations on your gold book award! Synopsis “A devoted mother who has worked hard to teach her autistic son many skills, Rita Miceli’s son Giaci now lives a full life with a job he really likes. Through her practice of tolerance and procedural routine, Miceli teaches us that autism cannot be cured, but it can […]

Book Award Winner: Welcome to My Garden: A Father’s Gift of Reflections, Life Lessons, and Advice by Brian Murray

Congratulations on your silver book award! Synopsis The mistakes we make and the hardships we endure have a positive aspect: they teach us lessons. They plant seeds from which a garden of wisdom can grow. In Welcome to My Garden, author and entrepreneur Brian Murray shares some of the most meaningful lessons he has learned […]

Book Excerpt: Hide And Seek: A Dad’s Journey From Soulless Addiction to Sole Custody

Book Title:  Hide And Seek: A Dad’s Journey From Soulless Addiction to Sole Custody Author:  Paul Summers Jr. Publishing Information:  The Publishing Circle, 2024 Link to Buy Book: Author Site Synopsis:  Hide and Seek is the story of a three-year-old girl being raised by drug addict parents. This sobering account is being told by her […]

Book Excerpt: HEARTSPOKEN: How to Write Notes that Connect, Comfort, Encourage, and Inspire

Book Title:  HEARTSPOKEN: How to Write Notes that Connect, Comfort, Encourage, and Inspire Author: Elizabeth H. Cottrell Publishing Information:  Koehler Books, 2022 Link to Buy Book: Author Website Synopsis: In the hands of author Elizabeth H. Cottrell, the handwritten note is set free from old-fashioned irrelevance to become a superpower tool for connecting with others. […]

Book Award Winner: Building Boys: Raising Great Guys in a World that Misunderstands Males by Jennifer L.W. Fink

Congratulations on your silver book award! Synopsis We want to raise well-rounded human beings—we’re just not quite sure how best to do it. Confounded by rapidly changing gender norms, today’s parents are attempting to raise kind, compassionate, emotionally sensitive boys in a society that simultaneously rewards stereotypical masculinity and is increasingly hostile to boys. Surrounded […]

Book Award Winner: Belonging Matters: Conversations on Adoption, Family, and Kinship by Julie McGue

Congratulations on your silver book award! Synopsis Belonging Matters supports the adoption community while creating a conversation with those not directly touched by adoption. The collection explores the pursuit of identity and the boundaries of family and kinship. It challenges the reader to embrace all of who we come to be, and to discern with […]

Book Award Winner: My Temper Taming Workbook… for Us: A Family-Help Workbook for Young People Experiencing Anger and the Adult Who Is Trying to Help by Dustin Wright, Ed.S, LPC

Congratulations on your gold book award! Synopsis As a mental healthcare provider, I have used many different bibliotherapy resources over the years. Most of the time, these resources are targeted at the adult/ parent or strictly for the child. What the industry forgets is families are connected systems and one cannot ask a family member […]

Book Award Winner: Where the Mean Girls Go: The Complicated and Hurtful Relationships Between Women by Laura Downey Hill

Congratulations on your bronze book award! Synopsis Where the Mean Girls Go is about the complicated and hurtful relationships between women. Unfortunately, women’s harshest critics are other women. Laura shares memorable stories and hard-earned lessons. Her book is full of honesty, humility, humor and self-reflection. We have all been left out, not chosen, and not […]

Book Award Winner: In Search of Mr Darcy: Lessons Learnt In The Pursuit of Happily Ever After by Christina Ford

Congratulations on your silver book award! Synopsis Prince Charming? Happily Ever After? Childhood Fairy Tales are Full of Promises, but the Reality – Life – is a Very Different Story. And That Story Has a Hell of a Lot To Teach Us. Writing with searing honesty, wry humour and endless warmth, Christina Ford takes us […]