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The Publishers of RICHER Press recently announced its top three bestselling books in 2017. In 2017 RICHER Press titles were distributed and sold in the United States, Great Britain, Europe, Japan, Ireland, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.
- The #1 Best Seller was “When I Look Into The Mirror: A Self-Esteem Builder and Dairy For Women of Color” by LaVon Jackson Maccanico. The book was published in 2017. This is LaVon’s first book. The title set a new sales record for pre-release orders.
- The #2 Best Seller was “A Shark! Named Jamison” by Consie Berghausen and her daughter, Nina. The book was published in 2017. This is Consie’s Fourth book. Her fifth book, titled “Jamison! A Shark Returns” is scheduled to be released in 2018.
- The #3 Best Seller was “Who’s Your Higher Power? Finding a God of Your Own Understanding” by Dawn Obrecht, M.D. The book was published in 2013 and has been a consistent yearly best seller. This is This Dawn’s a third book. She was also a 2016 Best Selling Author.
Congratulations to these Members of the RICHER Press Author Team. Thanks to all of the Author Team Members for helping to shape thoughts and change lives for the better.
Barnes & Noble Local Author Event Highlights RICHER Press Author
November 18th was a very special day for LaVon Jackson Maccanico. She was one of the featured authors at a major Local Author Day event held at Barnes & Noble in Chandler, Arizona. LaVon is a first-time author and her new book titled, “When I Look Into The Mirror: A Self-Esteem Builder and Dairy For Women of Color” was a big hit. All of the copies available were sold.
Many of her neighbors and friends as well as by Earl Cobb, Managing Partner of Richer Life, LLC and RICHER Press Co-Publisher joined LaVon at the event.
Fall 2017 Direct Distribution Program Opportunities
From September 1st through November 31st RICHER Press will be offering four newly released titles to qualified Specialty Retailers, Non-Profit Fundraisers and Start-Up Entrepreneurs at wholesale cost (minimum of 45% discount) with FREE shipping on quantities of 25 copies or greater. Terms include the return of unsold inventory based on conditions.
The RICHER Press Author Team Expands in Both Message and Readership with the Addition of Berghausen, Parisio and Jackson-Maccanico
This month marks the seventh year anniversary of the formal launch of RICHER Press. Over this period, we have had the fortune of collaborating with some amazing and authentic authors and releasing almost 100 publications. We have reached thousands of readers worldwide and have helped to shape the thoughts and enrich the lives of many readers.
Each year, we continue to witness the passion, energy and talent of the RICHER Press Author Team. Here is a brief introduction of three new members of the team whose unique work and remarkable energy has expanded both our messages and approaches to shaping thoughts and changing lives for the better.
Consie Berghausen and her daughter, Nina, joined the RICHER Press Author team in December 2016. RICHER published and released her new children’s book, “A Shark Named Jamison” in April 2017. The book is based on a true story of a shark that unfortunately became beached on the shores near Cape Cod and how the local residents helped to get it back to the safety of the Atlantic Ocean. Her book is currently the RICHER Press 2017 bestselling release. Her numerous book signing this summer spearheaded the book’s acquisition by many bookstores in the Cape Cod area. Read More about Consie and her work
Tamara Parisio joined the RICHER Press Author team in November 2016. She writes under the pen name of T. K. Lynn. RICHER published and released her new book, “The Little Book of Big League Dreams: A Handbook For the Game of Baseball & For the Game of Life” in March 2017. The 256-page handbook is distinctively designed and written to provide baseball fundamentals and inspiration to young players, parents and coaches. As Tamara described it, “the book is a collection of cultivated, curated, and considered information that takes a unique look as some of the fundamentals of baseball and at some corresponding fundamentals of life”. Read More about Tamara and her work
LaVon Jackson Maccanico joined the RICHER Press Author team in July 2017. RICHER will release her new book, “When I Look Into The Mirror: A Self-Esteem Builder and Diary For Women of Color” in September 2017. LaVon describes herself as “a wife, mother and grandmother who taught all of my children that they are healthy, beautiful, strong and smart.” One of her literary goals is to inspire all women of color and to let them know that they are healthy, beautiful, strong and smart, too. You can pre-order a copy of LaVon’s book today at Amazon.com.
A Well-Written Children’s Book is a Beautiful Thing
Arizona Author Continues to Tell Compelling Stories with Strong Characters, Mind-expanding Illustrations and Joyful Learning
Ann Anovitz seems to know exactly what parents are looking for in a children’s book. The retired business executive and grandmother is a Docent at Tohono Chul Park in Tucson, Arizona. Over the years, she has made up stories about the people, animals and plants of the Sonoran Desert to tell to children and grown-ups who visit the park. Anovitz recently published a new, beautifully written and wonderfully illustrated book titled “The Medicine Bush.”
“The Medicine Bush” is the fourth book in her Grandma Annie’s Stories From The Garden™ children’s book series. The series is comprised of a collection of colorful and fully illustrated bilingual books for young boys and girls from ages 5 through 10. The other books in the series include, “Cowboy Jose and Pinteroo”, “Wigga Poo’s Soccer Team” and “The Little Cloud.” Anovitz’s books…READ MORE
Checklists and Diaries Pioneers Path to Making “Thought” Great Again
New Book Embraces Thought, Experience and Authenticity as Keys to Successful Career and Life Transformations
Phoenix, Arizona,— In a twist from past research and writings, Earl Cobb and Jim Grigsby recently announced the May 1, 2017 release of their new book titled, “The Official Leadership Checklist and Diary for Project Management Professionals.” The book is a collaboration, which unites two well-published authors who have an expertise and passion for publishing insightful, entertaining and practical self-improvement literature.
According to Grigsby, “We have spent a considerable amount of time developing what we believe is the first of its kind. As millions of professions around the world, look for ways to channel their enthusiasm and energy to move to the next level and to make meaningful transformations in both their career and their personal lives, they are seeking practical, self-guided methods. Our new book embraces the idea that you are what you think and that by transforming your thoughts and actions, you can gain better control your destiny.”
In a recent interview Cobb stated, “This particular Checklist and Diary is written and deigned as a thought guide and performance tracker and is specifically for READ MORE.
Mother and Daughter Team Joins RICHER Press and Publishes Fourth Book
A Shark! Named Jamison Exceeds All Expectations
Many of the researchers from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy believe that the great white shark that washed up on a Chatham beach during the summer of 2015, and was tagged and named “Jamison,” may have pulled through after his unexpected ordeal. The story, the rescue and the amazing community teamwork to ensure that Jamison’s adventure ended with shark’s survival is still being admired around the world.
In the new book, A Shark! Named Jamison, Consie and Nina Berghausen take on the challenge of creating a version of Jamison’s adventure written for the age level of 5-12 (K-6). Their year-long effort to perfect both the text and illustrations of a colorful, fully illustrated book seems to have paid off.
As the author, Consie gives the young readers an opportunity to go inside the mind of “Jamison” and imagine how a juvenile white shark could find himself in such a position. In the thirty-eight page book, she challenges the young reader to imagine what Jamison must have been thinking as he was the center of attention in the waters and on a beach in beautiful Cape Cod. Her distinctive sense of rhyme and READ MORE.
T. K. Lynn Knocks the Ball Out of the Park with New Book
The Little Book of Big League Dreams Appears to Hit the Mark
Scottsdale resident and screenwriter, T. K. Lynn, knocks the ball out of the park with a book everyone involved in little league sports has been waiting for. The Little Book of Big League Dreams: A Handbook For the Game of Baseball & For the Game of Life is full of baseball fundamentals and inspiration for players, parents and coaches.
The small but hearty handbook explodes with a collection of cultivated, curated, and considered information that takes a unique look as some of the fundamentals of baseball and at some corresponding fundamentals of life.
Every parent with a child in tee-ball to club ball will enjoy sharing this information with his or her player. Each player will…Read More
RICHER Press Reveals 2017 Trade Book Catalog During the Ninth Annual Tucson Festival of Books
Phoenix, Arizona, March 10, 2017 — RICHER Press announced today the revealing of its 2017-2018 Trade Book Catalog during the Ninth Annual Tucson Festival of Books.
During its seven years of operation, RICHER Press has attracted some of America’s most prolific and entertaining authors spanning a broad cross-section of the Self-Help, Educational, Inspirational and Children’s book genres.
Featured authors showcased in the 2017 Trade Book Catalog include Ann Anovitz, Drew Beuerlein, Dr. Fay Cobb Payton, Dr. Susan Cushing, Karen Gilroy, Kristi Grimm, Billy Horton, Celebrity Chief Charles Mattocks, Dr. Dawn Obrecht, Vance Simms, Tiny Stalling Clark, Debbie Zoub, Laura Hamlin, Susan Juergensen, Dr. Nancy Harris and Charlotte Grant-Cobb.
The Tucson Festival of Books is a community-wide celebration of literature. Offered free-of-charge, the Festival exists to improve literacy rates among children and adults. All proceeds for the Festival support local literacy programs.
The Ninth Festival of Books will be held on March 11 – 12, 2017 on University of Arizona Campus from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. The Festival is now the third largest such festival in the United States with past attendances of over 120,000 participants.
RICHER Press Author Selected as Keynote Speaker for International Advanced Dentistry Conference
Dr. Susan R. Cushing, DMD has been named as one of the seven keynote speakers for the Dental Science & Advanced Dentistry Conference in Las Vegas, May 22-23, 2017. Dr. Cushing will be speaking on Dental Anxiety and Dental Phobia.
The 30th International Conference on Dental Science and Advanced Dentistry has been designed in an interdisciplinary manner with a multitude of tracks to choose from every segment and provides a unique opportunity for dental professionals to meet up with peers from both industries belonging to Dental Health, Oral Health Expertise and Dental Hygiene sectors and academia.
Invitations have been extended to all concerned people from USA, UK, Jordan, UAE, Turkey, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Brazil, Dubai, Israel, India, China and Japan.
Dr. Cushing published her first book, Fat No More! The Book of Hope for Losing Weight, to share her lifelong struggle with obesity and dieting, including all her trials and tribulations and eventual success of losing over 85 pounds and keeping it off for many years. It is a very honest and inspiring message for those fighting the diet/weight battle. READ MORE
RICHER Press Announces Top-Selling Authors for 2016
PHOENIX, ARIZONA – As one of America’s most admired Trade Book Publishing Companies, RICHER Press celebrates its seventh year of operations and today announced its top three bestselling authors for 2016.
Dawn is a graduate the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine and did an internship in general surgery and residency in emergency medicine. Dr. Obrecht was in the first group of 500 physicians in the U.S...Read More
Susan is an Indiana native. She now lives in Arizona. Over the past 10 years, Susan and her husband have fostered over 350 kittens, cats, puppies and dogs. They were all either recovering from injury or too young or underweight for adoption. Susan was among the Arizona Humane Society® volunteers who supported the Hurricane Katrina...Read More
Dr. Cushing graduated Cum Laude from Boston College and went on to earn her DMD degree from Tufts University Dental School in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Cushing published her first book, Fat No More! The Book of Hope for Losing Weight, to share her lifelong struggle with obesity and dieting, including all her trials and tribulations and eventual success of losing over 85 pounds...Read More
RICHER Press is a full service, specialty Trade publisher whose sole goal is to shape thoughts and change lives for the better. All of the books, eBooks and digital media we publish, distribute and market embrace our commitment to help maximize opportunities for personal growth and professional achievement.
RICHER Press Author’s Nationally-Known Dog Reaches Milestone Caring for Kittens
PHOENIX, ARIZONA– Boots “The Kitten Nanny” has reached a milestone by taking care of his 350th tiny feline at home and then surpassing that number. The 14-year-old Golden Retriever and chow mix and his owner foster rescue kittens to help them become more adoptable by socializing them and exposing them to new experiences. Boots has also been volunteering at an Arizona shelter for several years and has helped countless other kittens there.
Boots gained national attention when he began volunteering and helping care for the kittens in the shelter’s kitten nursery about once a week. The adorable story is even more touching given the fact that Boots was rescued from the Hurricane Katrina floodwaters in 2005.
Boots was found standing in about 10-inches of contaminated water in New Orleans and was in bad shape. He was rescued by an Arizona shelter worker, taken to Phoenix and nursed back to health. Shelter volunteer Susan J. Juergensen fell in love with Boots while helping care for him and decided to adopt him. Boots now pays that kindness forward by helping the kittens prepare for homes that may have dogs.
“I’m often asked if I trained Boots how to behave around kittens,” said Juergensen. “I always look at him and smile and say he came to me this way. Compassion is a trait we share.”
Boots’ story is also the focus of a book for school-age children…Read More
Jim Grigsby and Earl Cobb Announces the Collaboration of New Book Targeting Sixteen Million Project Management Professionals
Earl Cobb and Jim Grigsby recently announced the release of their new book titled, “The Official Leadership Checklist and Diary for Project Management Professionals.”
The book is a collaboration, which unites two well-published authors who have an expertise and passion for publishing insightful, entertaining and practical self-improvement literature.
According to Grigsby, “We have spent a considerable amount of time developing what we believe is a vibrant and breakthrough self-improvement guide. We believe that our succinct, yet powerful, messages and project-specific wisdom combined with an exclusive self-development platform will become a treasured companion and tool for the over 16 million Project Management Professionals around the world.”
Cobb, a retired engineering and technology executive…Read More
Grandma Annie’s Stories From The Garden Children’s Book Series Now Available in Kindle eBook Edition
Ann Anovitz is the author of the Grandma Annie’s Stories From the Garden Children’s Book Series. Ann joined the RICHER Press Team in 2014. She lives in Tucson, Arizona and is a retired Commercial Real Estate executive, avid community volunteer and a skillful writer.
All of her children’s books are beautifully written and wonderfully illustrated. The series provides young readers an educational reading experience for both English and Spanish speaking children. With a simple 180 degree flip, the child can move from one version of the story to the other.
Cowboy Jose and Pinteroo is an adventurous and fun-filled that book helps to teach one important lesson — we can be friends with someone who is different from ourselves.
Wigga Poo’s Soccer Team helps to teach young readers that we can get more accomplished when we work as a team.
The Little Cloud is the story Little Cloud meets Bruiser the Cloud, Mr. Mountain and others to teach the readers about the importance of rain water in the Sonoran Desert and the role that clouds play in keeping things green and the residents happy.
The fourth book to the series titled, The Medicine Bush is to be released in 2017.
You can click each title above and go to Amazon and take a look inside the book.
RICHER Press Author Lands Interview with Real World Endo
Managing anxiety during a dental visit is an important component of a successful dental visit. In this video, Dr. Nasseh interviews Dr. Susan Cushing, the author of Have No Fear of the Dental Chair: A Guide for Reducing Dental Fear and shares some important tips for managing anxious patients.
Real World Endo is an independent endodontic education and consulting company that is committed to the philosophy of a Patient Based Clinical Practice. There mission is to develop concepts and techniques that give the largest majority of clinicians the ability to get superior endodontic results. They believe this is achievable through the creation of predictable, consistent, and reproducible techniques and procedures.
Dr. Susan R. Cushing is a General Dentist, practicing in Pocasset, Massachusetts. She graduated from Boston College and Tufts University Dental School and is a Fellow in the International College of Dentists and a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Cushing practices all phases of dentistry with an emphasis on Cosmetic Dentistry and treating fearful and phobic dental patients.
In addition to her new her book, Have No Fear of the Dental Chair! A Guide for Reducing Dental Fear, Susan is also the author of Fat No More! The Book of Hope for Losing Weight.
RICHER Press Children’s Books are a Big Hit
RICHER Press offers some of the most unique and innovative children’s books available on the market today. All of the stories are written to entertain, educate and help young readers learn things early in life that will have a lifelong positive impact.
From learning how recycling is important to our environment and why healthy eating is required to prevent and manage Type-2 diabetes to what it takes to be a friend and not a bully…these colorful and superbly illustrated books will become family treasures for years to come.
Browse through the details of each of our special children’s books and learn more about all of the current RICHER Press publications by reviewing our new Trade Book Catalog.
Kristi Grimm Publishes First Book of Series Aimed at Teenagers and “Tweeners”
Since publishing her fourth book in the Mommy Tell Me a Story children’s educational book series, Kristi Grimm has surprised even herself by quickly completing and publishing of her first book in what she plans to be a series of fictional literature in the Mythology & Folk Tales genre.
Her first book in the Mitty’s Gamen series is titled, How it Began and was released on June 1, 2016. The 206 page paperback is published by A Book’s Mind.
Mitty’s Gamen: How it Began is described by readers as “a suspenseful, adventurous story” and a book where “the characters show a lot of imagination and the storyline is very creative.” Unlike her Mommy Tell Me a Story series which is written for young children, Kristi’s new series is targeted at young teenagers and older children called “Tweeners.” The “tween” years technically occur between the ages of 10 and 12. Her husband, Dave Grimm, provides the amazing illustrations for both series of books…Read More
Susan and Boots Visit Indiana School
During a book promotion tour, Author Susan Juergensen and her now famous companion, “Boots” visit an elementary school in Noblesville, Indiana to share the story of Boots and his adventures.
Boots is the chow and German shepherd mix, who was saved by the Arizona Humane Society during their Hurricane Katrina rescue efforts. Boots was adopted by an Arizona Humane Society volunteer. Boots has become famous for his visits the organization as a “Nanny” for kittens – helping them to socialize and become more adoptable.
Susan Juergensen is an Indiana native. She now lives in Arizona. Over the past 10 years…Read More.
RICHER Press Author selected as Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Phoenix, AZ: RICHER Press announced today that Dr. Fay Cobb Payton and her new book titled Leveraging Intersectionality: Seeing and Not Seeing were named a finalist in the AFRICAN AMERICAN category of the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
All Finalists and Winners were invited to attend an awards reception at the Newberry Library in Chicago on May 11th during the BookExpo America (BEA). The BEA is the leading book and author event for the North American publishing industry.
In her new book, Dr. Fay Cobb Payton offers a unique and careful examination of who is engaged in digital and social inclusion, who is not and why everyone should be. The Foreword for Leveraging Intersectionality: Seeing and Not Seeing is written by Johnnella E. Butler, Ed.D., Former Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Spelman College.
Dr. Fay, as she is affectionately called, is currently an Associate Professor of Information Systems at North Carolina State University.
Leveraging Intersectionality: Seeing and Not Seeing was released and distributed globally on August 25, 2014.The attractive, 282 page paperback is available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com and anywhere quality books are sold.
An Abundance of Experience, Empathy and Encouragement Anchors New Book by Accomplished Massachusetts Dentist
Her Mission of Helping Millions Cope and Reduce Their Fear of the Dental Chair
When “Little Suzy” was growing up in a modest middle class family, she experienced the normal challenges and fears associated with childhood and adolescence. Many such challenges simply require allowing Mother Nature to take her course. With time, she overcame most of her childhood fears with experience and maturity.
However, the one fear that haunted “Little Suzy” throughout her early life is the one that also haunts millions of others — the fear of climbing into the dental chair. Today, this kind of fear is related to what is called dental anxiety and dental phobia. Both are extremely common. It is estimated that 9% to 15% of Americans avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear.
In her new book titled, Have No Fear of the Dental Chair! A Guide for Reducing Dental Fear, “Little Suzy,” now Dr. Susan R. Cushing, tells the story of her childhood fear of dentists and finding a…Read More
Charles Mattocks Celebrity Chef & Worldwide Diabetes Advocate Joins RICHER Press Author Team with New Children’s Book to Help Fight Diabetes.
Phoenix, Arizona – RICHER Press released the new book written by Charles Mattocks, the celebrity chef, best selling author and Emmy nominated actor and Kristi Grimm, the author of the popular “Mommy, Tell Me a Story” Children’s book series. The book’s release and global distribution will coincide with many summer and fall community health & wellness activities leading up to the World Diabetes Day on November 14th. The release also supports the launch of Mr. Mattocks’ National Diabetes Testing Tour. CNN will accompany and record Charles’ humanitarian pursuit to test one million Americans for diabetes….Read More
Western Writers Live On
AUGUST 6, 2015 – AUGUST 27, 2015
Second Year of Collaboration Brings More Western Writers of America’s Members and Great Discussion Topics
LIVING A RICHER LIFE ~ Life Changing Talk Radio has teamed again this year with the Western Writers of America, Inc. (WWA) to produce and broadcast four very special episodes during the month of August.
The year’s series is titled, Western Writers Live On. Each episode will include interviews with members of the WWA who will be interviewed and will discuss interesting and enlightening aspects of Western literature on the “live” and nationally broadcasted radio talk show.
About the Western Writers of America
The Western Writers of America or WWA was incorporated in 1953 to promote the literature of the American West. Like the Western landscape itself, WWA and the books, songs, and stories produced by its members have evolved immensely. There are no longer just traditional Western fiction authors. WWA boasts historians, nonfiction authors, young adult, romance writers, songwriters, poets, and screenwriters for film and television. They all have one thing in common—Their work in every medium is set in the ever‐changing American West.
Today the WWA has more than 650 members who have garnered awards and made The New York Times best‐sellers list.
RICHER Press Co-Publishers Enjoy Lunch With
Steamboat Springs Writers and Published Authors
Dr. Dawn Obrecht Wins Second Evvy Award
Denver, Colorado – Dawn V. Obrecht,M.D., the Eric Hoffer Award winning author of “From the Edge of the Cliff: Understanding the Two Phases of Recovery And Becoming the Person You’re Meant To Be”, added another EVVY Award in the Spiritual and Religious category to the list of recognitions for her new book, “Who’s Your Higher Power? Finding a God of Your Own Understanding”. The Annual EVVY Awards is sponsored by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA). CIPA is one of the nation’s oldest Independent Publishers Association. The nonprofit association was founded in 1992 by Evelyn Kaye, after whom the Evvy award is named and is supported by book publishers, authors, future authors and related publishing service providers…. Learn more about DocDawn
New Book By RICHER Press Author is Written to Offer Solace and Comfort to the Broken Hearted
You can feel the passion in her voice when Dr. Charlotte Grant-Cobb ask the following questions: “What do you say to someone who has lost a loved one? How do you tell a dear friend how deeply sorry you are for their loss? How can you bring hope to the person that feels guilty because they lived and their loved one died?”
In a recent interview, she stated…Read More
LIVING A RICHER LIFE is a nationally-broadcasted talk radio show and is destined to become one of America’s best “Life Changing” weekly talk radio shows in the blogosphere. The show enlightens, educates and encourages its listeners. Through entertaining interviews and discussions on topics pertinent to personal health, wealth, hope and prosperity, the show’s listeners are connected to like-minded people and are empowered to pursue their own missions in life…Read More