Black Friday–Cyber Monday Special

Numerous individuals have purchased several copies of Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions for Christmas gifts. In many cases, people thought this was a “one size fits all” gift for family members. Think about it, with a good book you don’t have to worry about returns from a mis-fit if the person is interested in the subject matter!  So, what I’m offering from now through Monday for friends wanting the perfect gift for their curious family members is that when they order four copies of this best-selling book they will automatically receive a fifth copy FREE! If you don’t have one, you can get yours free. If you have five that you don’t know what to buy for, you get one of the gifts free! But this only applies to orders from the St. Clair Publications website at, and only on orders placed today through MOnday, November 30, cyber Monday. I will personally handle each of these orders, so you are assured of getting your free copy without it even showing up on your order! Happy holidays to one and all! Oh, yes, and I’ll pay your shipping, only one $3.00 fee per order!


Happy Thanksgiving

Today is a special day in America for giving thanks for our many blessings, both as individuals and families, and for our great heritage as a nation. I encourage everyone to take the day to reflect on the positive in their lives and count their blessings not their sorrows. Happy Thanksgiving, America! And may the future bring many more blessings to each of our St. Clair Publications friends and family!.

Hard at work

I’ve not done much on blog entries lately. That’s because it is a busy time. First, I’ve been busy taking and completing orders on the website, largely for copies of Gerald Sinclair’s factual historic tome, The Enigmatic Sinclairs, Volume One, but others as well; authors order this time of year for book signings and Christmas presents. Most books are drop shipped from the printer, but some are shipped out from here, and some are sold locally, particularly my own books. Which brings me to my other point. I have also been hard at work on a second volume of Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and FIgurative Expressions. My goal is to have 1000 new entries in this one. But it will not be ready for a year or so, and the first volume is a must before getting this one. My good friend in England, Niven Sinclair, has sent me hundreds of British sayings from time to time, and my radio friend, Kelly Marlow, who uses the book on-air at least twice a month, reading and encouraging others to call in (he did this of his own free will at no cost because he is so into the book) is also getting me Americanisms not in the first one. Then every day I manage to come up with several on my own. I love this quest so much that I lose track of time while working on it. I have been surprised at the number once again which major sources came up with incorrect earliest origins for. And the origin of one of them, ‘Bound and determined‘, seemed so ‘shrouded in mystery’ that it seemed no one else had ‘taken a stab’ at it. I spent a lot of time on it and believe I may have unlocked that mystery. I have 121 of the phrases completed, and if all goes well, this new book should be ready within the next year! In the meantime, if you haven’t done so yet, get your copy of the book being used by numerous authors, teachers, ministers and public speakers, (and plenty of average folks) which is in severals college libraries across the country and has sold around the globe. If you have yours, get a copy or three for gifts! Get it at St. Clair Publications site or any Amazon site in the US, Canada, Europe or India.

Diversity of Authors and Subjects at St. Clair Publications

Since opening up for other authors around the world to publish at little to no cost with St. Clair Publications in 2009, we have attracted a great diversity of writers. Because of the guidelines and restrictions on profane, pornagraphic and negative, cutting publications, we have the right to refuse any author applying, but conversely, since this has always been made clear, we have had very little need to reject books. We have become more selective because we are honest and only want to publish authors with a clear understanding of marketing, promotions and chances.

We have been successful in getting a number of excellent authors. I will list a few who have been successful and the nature of their work:

Michele Doucette:Canadian Educator; Numerous internationally great-selling titles, primarily mind, body and spirit, self evaluation and improvement. She has two excellent new books out titled Muggle Born, Becoming Master Magician of Your Life, Volumes 1 and Two.  (These are separate books) She has been featured in magazines. Her books are also featured in Universities and Libraries

Kent Hesselbein: (Graphic Designer)2 books- personal family story; historic novel. (Infidel, Legends of the Men of Iron, Book One is an excellent sequel to Howard Pyle’s Classic, also available through St. Clair Publications) He has high Internet praise and features. Kent designs our covers and manages our sites.

Ron Cunningham (Deceased Law Enforcement Captain and former Sheriff) 3 true crime books co-written by me- Conspiracy in the Town Time Forgot is one of our all time best sellers (TV and book signings in several states). Book recommended by a college for students and sold in their books stores  

Tammy Mentzer Brown: 2 books- personal Christian experience – A Teacher’s Prayer has been highly successful- Regional TV and personal appearances and signings in various states

Katy O. Ishee: 2 books- Pieces of My Heart has sold across the country. She has been on TV and featured in magazines, plus has been praised by celebrities, book signings in several states 

Cherie Jobe: Christian Woman’s MInistry Speaker- From the heart true stories, High volume sales at signings

Allison Clark: College Women’s basketball coach: writes to athletes- high praise and personal appearances and signings – promoted by her college of employment

Dr. LaNise Rosemond: University Professor of Exercise Science; writes to Coaches- Book, Coach There is Hope highly praised

Gerald Sinclair/ Rondo B B Me: Both in Australia, Gerald is a High-Level Business Manager and Rondo is an accomplished researcher. Together they wrote The Enigmatic Sinclairs, Book One, launched at the famous Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland. This book has been the most successful release in early sales ever with StCP.

Stanley J. St. Clair: I am the owner of St. Clair Publications and have published numerous titles, the most successful of which is Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions, which has sold around the world in 7 countries and is setting the standard for phrase origin dictionaries. I have been on TV, in publications, on both Internet and local radio programs, and have sold more books than any other author with St. Clair Publications. 

All of our titles are available on our website at on Amazon sites worldwide, many are on other online book sellers, and numerous titles are available through book stores. Check us out today! We also have many titles available on Kindle ebooks and some on PDF on our site.



Special Holiday Promo

St. Clair Publications has sold many thousands of books over the past six years since we opened up to publish other authors. These sales have been made through various channels: book signings, book stores and other retail outlets, our website at, Amazon sites worldwide and other online book retailers.

Our books have been read and enjoyed by celebrities, best-selling authors, doctors, lawyers, public speakers, teachers and college professors and even at least one member of the British House of Lords. And of course, lots of average folks from every walk of life. We have even received compliments and endorsements by some very well-known individuals. Some folks have even ordered multiple copies of a title for gifts, particularly at Christmas. That thought brought on the idea that we should have a promotion this holiday season. Between now and December 20, anyone who orders a minimum of 5 units, each with a retail of $15.95 or more, from our website, no matter if they order all the same title or a combination of titles, will receive one additional book of his or her choice at no additional cost, and we will pay the postage with only a $3.00 service charge by us for the entire order! To select and receive your free book, simply email me your choice after making your order at

We have so many talented authors and such a variety of genres that at least one is sure to please everyone reading this blog entry. Click on our site at and go to authors on the left of the front page. And Happy Holidays to one and all!


New Sinclair Book Meets with Great Success

As I have mentioned many times this month, Gerald Sinclair launched his and Rondo B B Me‘s new book, The Enigmatic Sinclairs, Volume One, at Rosslyn Chapel Visitor’s Center in Scotland on 6 October. Sales have been been fantastic. I am posting here one picture of Gerry at the signing (left) with Rosslyn Director, Ian Gardiner.


Christopher who?

Well today is Columbus Day in America when we celebrate the discover of the New World. But even the creators of Hi and Lois in the comics, Brian and Greg Walker, realize the flaw in this. Yesterday morning’s edition showed their youngest son asking his dad, “How come we don’t get Columbus Day off school anymore?” then later, “Columbus discovered America, right?” to which he replies, “Not exactly. There were the Native Americans living here before he landed. The Vikings were probably the first Europeans to set foot on this shore. Columbus actually thought he was in India.” Then the daughter says, “So why did he get a holiday named after him?” Enter the older son, “He probably had a good PR agent.”

Yep. Sounds right to be. *I have been talking a lot on this blog lately about the new book by Gerald Sinclair and Rondo B B Me of Australia titled ‘The Enigmatic Sinclairs Book One.‘ The great thing about this book is that it deals only in documented fact. There has been a long time belief in the Sinclair/ St. Clair Clan that 100 years before Columbus, but after the Vikings, a Scottish Jarl, who was in the Norwegian nobility, called Prince Henry Sinclair or St. Clair (the original family name), made at least one voyage to North America. Gerry and Rondo’s book mentions this as a distinct possibility but does not call it fact.

Several other books have expounded upon this presumed voyage, and they seem very convincing. There is a children’s book by British author and noted artist, Hazel Brown, published in 2013 by St. Clair Publications, titled ‘Prince Henry St. Clair, Earl of Orkney’. This book is superbly illustrated and in full color, and is distributed by both Ingram Books and Amazon worldwide. It is available from the St. Clair Publications website at, on all Amazon sites, and may be ordered through any book store. Both books, The Enigmatic Sinclairs and Prince Henry St. Clair, Earl of Orkney would make excellent Christmas gifts. Personally I’m for renaming the holiday Discovery Day.


The Enigmatic Sinclairs Book Launch at Rosslyn Chapel Has Happened!

Today the long-awaited launch of The Enigmatic Sinclairs, Volume One, by Gerald Sinclair and Rondo B B Me has come. But even if you weren’t there, this great work will now finally be available on Amazon sites around the world! Order your copy today by copying and pasting the following link:


Major Announcement: Pre-Order Now Available on Enigmatic Sinclairs Volume One

At last you may pre-order Gerald Sinclair and Rondo BB Me‘s Exciting new book, The Enigmatic Sinclairs, Volume One at the website only. Of course, no books will be shipped prior to release date of 6 October. Just go to and click on either Gerald or Rhondo’s pages and pre-order. All orders will be handles in the order received.

It will also be available on Amazon on 6 October, and has been declared by their editors as one of the Best Books of 2015 so far.

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The Enigmatic Sinclairs: Volume 1


PRE-ORDER NOW – AVAILABLE OCTOBER 6, 2015 -Enigmatic Sinclairs – a definitive guide to Sinclairs in Scotland, is based purely on primary source evidence garnered over 11 years painstaking research, supplemented by a few quotes from rigorous historians (a rarity) such as Geoffrey Barrow and those who worked with him. Author’s comments are at an absolute minimum as we found such a wealth of material the facts in chronological order present their own narrative. Prof Hugh Montgomery PhD Dipl CL.Ing Com FSA Scot in his foreword says “It is such a pleasure to see authors produce a book based entirely on original research and using original sources without the myths and tall tales told by so many when writing their family history ……. I believe this will become one of the foremost sources and examples to future family historians of how to produce a family history” Malcolm of Caithness in his foreword says “book is such a useful breath of fresh air as they have taken endless trouble to go back to primary sources for evidence and have shattered a lot more myths in doing do, but have also discovered fascinating verifiable truths about the Sinclairs hitherto unpublished……..they have sought to follow those famous words carved in stone on an architrave in Rosslyn Chapel built by my ancestor , the first Sinclair Earl of Caithness, in the mid – fourteen hundreds “Truth conquers all” This 461 page volume covers from first recorded Sinclair presence in Scotland to just after end of the 15th Century and is in 3 parts Part A The Kings of Scotland – 4 chapters Part B The de Moreville Family to Sir Alan of Galloway – 1 Chapter Part C The Sinclairs – 3 Chapters c1160 – 1296; 1296 -1371; 1371 -1507

Thank You For the Shares and Clicks

I wish to thank all of you regular followers and many others which have shared my recent blog entry on Facebook regarding the upcoming launch of Gerald Sinclair and Rondo BB Me‘s new book, The Enigmatic Sinclairs, Volume One, which will be introduced at Rosslyn Chapel Book Shop on 6 October. It is being featured in the next edition of Roslin O’ Roslin, the Canadian Newsletter for Clan Sinclair there. Eleven years of research went into this book to make it  historically accurate and it will be followed by Volume Two when available, the next one to begin with the building of Rosslyn Chapel itself. Those in attendance of this special event will be in for a real treat as Gerry speaks and introduces the book.The book will go on sale simultaneously on and Amazon sites around the globe. My hat is off to these fine authors! Amazon editors have recognized it as one of the best books of 2015.