Spring Is a Time for Inspiration

I feel so blessed. New England has just been hit with another late winter blast, though the calendar says it is spring. Outside my door, birds are singing and jumping about on my newly mowed lawn. The bright March sun smiles down and I feel inspired to do greater things than ever.

At St. Clair Publications a lot is going on. I have recently put the final polish on the last revisions of Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions. It is at maximum length, and I have added a number of new entries once again. Since it came out in March, 2013, the paperback version now has about 100 additional phrases. Each time I add new ones I have found improvements to make and myths to burst..

I also have my first travel book out, Exploring Our Exciting World, Book I, which covers the Greater Southeastern US. I have done considerable work on Book II, the completion of which I have decided to postpone until we return to New England and visit some important sites which will be featured. This trip is now scheduled for this September – October.

Another volume is largely done, the writing of which is being accomplished by three wonderful ladies. It covers a lot of ground in Europe. Another trip by one of the authors is scheduled for this May.

Right now I am working on another research volume: How 200 Celebrities Changed Their Names and Built Amazing Careers.  This book deals with authors, singers, movie stars, magicians, sports stars and others who have adapted  pseudonyms in order to improve their images and further their careers. The book deals with  why and how these names were selected and how they reached their heights of fame. Several of those selected are individuals with which I have some personal or family connection. It is a lot of pleasure bringing out books of interest to the masses.  It will be out later this year. I hope all are enjoyed and cherished by the readers. Visit us today at stclairpublications.com and on Amazon.

 

Let Amazon notify you first

Before the Thistle Patch will be available sooner than expected! It is already posted but not yet able to be ordered. The Amazon page may be accessed at http://www.amazon.com/dp/1935786679. Just go there now and sign up to receive first notice when it is available. It is priced at only $6.99. Adults and children alike will enjoy it!

Many exciting new books loom on the horizon

Having just returned to work after a relaxing extended holiday weekend away, myself and two of my associates have had our hands full with getting out several new releases and working on others. I have been spending long, but enjoyable hours at the main computer in my office, and it has not been without rewards. I have received one revision from an author and personally completed a new classic, and revised others, resubmitting four manuscripts, and the new classic to the printer. 

Coming very soon are:                                                                                                                              Pray Immanuel: A Supplemental Devotional to A Teacher’s Prayer, and I Pray Immanuel: A Leader’s Guide, by Tammy Mentzer Brown. Tammy’s A Teacher’s Prayer has been one of our best selling books to date.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, illustrated by W.W. Denslow, the timeless children’s fantasy classic which was the basis of the 1939 blockbuster movie, The Wizard of Oz, and a recent film.

All of these are currently in process of release, and should be available on Amazon worldwide and at http://stclairpublications.com very soon.

Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions, my huge tome combining three years of research is in final proofing and should be released in March. I will announce it then.

Men and Women of Renown: My Maternal Ancestry and Men and Women of Renown: The Companion Volume by Michele Doucette, a major member of our staff, are in final edits and should also be released this spring.

Just contracted and in the process of preparation are:                                               The A.C.T.S. of Prayer, a volume of poetical prayers by Peggy Ball.

The Prince of Kings, a surprisingly intriguing autobiographal work by Israel Stewart with my co-authorship.

Also coming later this year: Limericks, Jokes and Other Such Rubbish, another of my humerous works. Rhonda is also preparing a senior joke book which remains unamed at this date.

We are also negotiating for other books such as a hardback reprint of a Scottish Clan History.

The future with St. Clair Publications will not be dull. Stay tuned to this blog for the latest.