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LAND SHARKS #Honolulu Law, #Triathletes, & a #TVStar by Katharine M. Nohr


Legal Mystery



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Hardcover ISBN: #9780996252102 – $24.99
Paperback ISBN: #9780996252133 – $16.99
Ebook ISBN: #9780996252119 – $8.99

“Katharine Nohr’s brilliant debut has it all: smart characters, crisp dialogue, a breathtaking setting, and an ingenious plot that will keep you turning the pages until sunrise.”
-Doug Corleone, Author of Robert Ludlum’s The Janson Equation

Land Sharks, a May 2016 Release from Written Dreams Publishing

LAND SHARKS takes readers on a swim through the murky waters of Honolulu law, a spin through the competitive world of triathlon, and a sprint through the set of a Hawaii TV show.

Young attorney, Zana West, is assigned the perfect case for a triathlete—a lawsuit filed by Brad Jordan, a man who claims he was paralyzed during the Honolulu Olympic triathlon trials. As an added bonus, Zana’s television crush, Jerry Hirano, the star of “Fighting in Paradise” by night and attorney-by-day playboy, represents another defendant in the case. Jerry insists upon date-like evenings with her to discuss the investigation.

Clues mount up, but Jordan’s attorney, Rip Mansfield, a shark in an attorney’s suit, takes every opportunity to harass Zana. To make matters worse, she’s always one mistake away from being fired and she’s stuck working with her boss’s mini-me, Lucas Rossi, who would rather play video games than help with pre-trial discovery. Will Zana be able to figure out the truth before the case goes to trial?

Katharine M. Nohr Photo Copyright by Katharine M. Nohr.

Katharine M. Nohr
Photo Copyright by Katharine M. Nohr.

Katharine M. Nohr is the author of Managing Risk in Sport and Recreation: The Essential Guide for Loss Prevention (Human Kinetics, 2009) and is a frequent international speaker on Olympic Games, professional athlete and triathlon risk management. She is a principal in Nohr Sports Risk Management, LLC, which offers career longevity/reputation risk management coaching for professional athletes. A former District Court (per diem) Judge, she continues her work as an insurance defense attorney, practicing law in Hawaii. During her free time, Katharine swims, travels and writes. Visit her website at: katharinenohr.com

Death Nosh by Mary Grace Murphy

Cozy Culinary Mystery

Available September 28, 2016.

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Hardcover ISBN: #9780998167305 – $23.99
Paperback ISBN: #9780998167312 – $15.99
Ebook ISBN: #9780998167329 – $8.99

A Noshes Up North Culinary Mystery



Someone is sneaking into houses, committing murders, and escaping without a trace. How can Nell convince the police chief to take her theory seriously?

People are dying in the pleasant community of Bayshore, Wisconsin. The police think it’s the normal passing of senior citizens. But Nell Bailey, food blogger and restaurant reviewer, has a different opinion.

Surrounded by mouthwatering meals, Nell struggles with her weight as she visits restaurants, and blogs about their delectable dishes. She strives to conquer her stress-eating as the death count rises.

To further complicate her life, Sam, her gentleman friend, isn’t acting very gentlemanly. His plans for the two of them don’t include Nell investigating any more murders. Can she hold her own against two men, Sam Ryan and Chief Vance, who are so accustomed to doing things their way?


Author Bio: Mary Grace Murphy’s penchant for reading has been a delight, both personally and professionally. She not only devoured books on her own, but encouraged her students to find their own joy of reading during her thirty-four years as a middle school teacher. Another thread running through Mary Grace’s life has been her quest for intriguing eating establishments and interesting recipes. Solving mysteries and discovering scrumptious food set Mary Grace on the path to create her culinary mystery series, Noshes Up North.

Mary Grace resides in Oconto, Wisconsin, a community not unlike her fictional town of Bayshore, where she appreciates the varied food and events which symbolize Northeast Wisconsin.

Sorceress Resurrected by Evan Michael Martin

Horror/Dark Fantasy Fiction

A Clio Boru Novel

Coming soon in Hardcover, Paperback, and Ebook!

To pre-order, email wdp@writtendreams.com!

Hardcover ISBN 9780998167343:  $24.99            

Paperback ISBN 9780996252188: $16.99               

Ebook ISBN: 9780998167336: $8.99

With their only hope in a coma, John and Roger must save the town from an evil force, but can they stop it without the assistance of Clio’s natural gifts?


In the small, quiet town of Lake Melts, Wisconsin, three friends suffer a tragedy when Clio Boru is hospitalized and is comatose after a terrible accident.

As Clio lies powerless in a hospital bed, her mind in another realm, Old Native American superstitions arise in Lake Melts. Deputy John Slocum, beside himself with worry over Clio’s condition, has to find a murderer when two boys turn up dead. But, his inner fears surface—John’s depression and being heartbroken, hoping for a miracle for Clio makes it difficult to cope.

That leaves Roger Marquette as Lake Melts’ only hope of finding the truth. While Roger Marquette researches and attempts to fill the void created by Clio’s absence, he is limited by what he can do.

Meanwhile, Ancient Rites, complete with an influential family history of heroes from another time, force Clio to travel to different places far beyond her unconscious imagination.

Clio lingers far away, as Roger tries to figure out exactly what this unseen otherworldly danger is and how to keep it from the town.

But lurking in the dark, a more horrific, sinister evil waits its chance to finally destroy Clio and all she and her friends hold dear. Will Clio be strong enough to resurrect herself before all is lost?hosts, shadow people and gypsy curses fill the maternal side of his family, from Northeast Wisconsin to France, Poland, and Ireland.  His travels have taken him to many sites where he experienced firsthand ghosts and the unexplained. Sorceress Resurrected is the third book in the Clio Boru Series. He currently lives in Northeast Wisconsin.

Author Bio:

EMM02Evan Michael Martin has lived a life on the fringes of the occult and supernatural.  Stories of ghosts, shadow people and gypsy curses fill the maternal side of his family, from Northeast Wisconsin to France, Poland, and Ireland.  His travels have taken him to many sites where he experienced firsthand ghosts and the unexplained. Sorceress Resurrected is the third book in the Clio Boru Series. He currently lives in Northeast Wisconsin. Visit his website at EvanMMartin.com.

Detours: A Memoir of a Railroad Man by Gail F. Meintzer

Men’s Memoir

Coming this Autumn in Large Print Hardcover, Paperback, and Ebook!

To pre-order: please email wdp@writtendreams.com.

Prices: Large Print Hardcover: $22.99             Paperback: $15.99                Ebook: $8.99


Learn about Gail F. Meintzer’s philosophies from lessons learned the hard way, as he took the long road less traveled on the iron highway.

Travel with Gail F. Meintzer as he journeys with the railroad system from Deerfield, Illinois to Milwaukee, Wisconsin across the plains to Seattle, Washington before he heads to Des Moines, Minneapolis, and the Windy City. Then one more destination, as he finally settles in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

As a clerk-typist, he made a name for himself in the Field Artillery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, placing second in the Oklahoma City Times Bowling tournament, and then leading his regiments’ bowling team in winning the Fort Sill Bowling Championship. Drafted in 1944 into the U.S. Army during World War II, he was one of the lucky ones and didn’t see battle.

In 1947, he married the love of his life, Neva, and they had five children together. To care for his family, Gail F. Meintzer worked for the railroad for 42 years, retiring as Director, Intermodal Sales for the Milwaukee Road in 1985.

His adventures weren’t over as he and his wife traveled to visit their children and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. A U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and the Korean War, Gail F. Meintzer shares his story as a die-hard railroader for the first time in Detours: A Memoir of a Railroad Man.

Author Bio: Gail F. Meintzer started working for the railroad system before he was drafted into the U.S. Army for World War II, and he served again during the Korean War. Married to Neva Jewell in 1947, they had five children together. He retired as Director, Intermodal Sales from Milwaukee Road in 1985. Today they have 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchild. They celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on June 21st, 2016. To contact Mr. Meintzer, please visit www.writtendreams.com and send an email through our Contact Us page.

Staying Motivated During Summer Months

  1. Make a list of all the writing tasks you’d like to accomplish this summer starting with today and ending with August 30th (or whatever 3 month period works for you). What are all the things you’d like to accomplish during that three month period.
  2. Keep your goals posted somewhere you can see them to keep you on task. Don’t ignore them.
  3. Are you planning to go to any conferences or retreats?
  4. Make a sign for the door of the room that you write in the most to help family understand you’re working seriously on your writing during that time. It can be as simple as saying: Do not disturb. Working. Make it clear to your family that at certain times of the day you will be coming out to eat meals with them and catch up on the things that need your attention, but for the most part, you will be focused on your writing.
  5. Use the buddy system: find a writer friend that has similar goals who you can check in once in a while with on your own progress. Talking will help keep you both motivated.
  6. Stay positive. Don’t let things distract you from your goals. Believe in yourself. We believe in you! You should, too!

My Story: Faith, Family, Farm by Marjorie M. Beyersdorf

Christian Women’s Memoir

Coming soon in Hardcover, Paperback, and Ebook!

To pre-order My Story: Faith, Family, Farm, email wdp@writtendreams.com and request your copy!


Meet Marjorie M. Beyersdorf, Wisconsin farm woman.

After the tragic death of her mother, Marjorie and her older brother are placed into her grandfather’s care. At her grandfather’s Wisconsin home, her farm animal pets, a goat Nicky and a dog Teddy become her companions.

Marjorie marries and starts a family. She cares for her husband and children, and together they work on their dairy farm. Years later, and with the untimely deaths of her two oldest children, then two divorces, God’s comfort and strength is fully realized as He sustains Marjorie.

She continues to grow spiritually, her reliance and trust in the Lord helping Marjorie through her life’s trials. Now, for the first time, Marjorie reveals her life story in My Story: Faith, Family, Farm.

Author Bio: Marjorie M. Beyersdorf has spent her life caring for her family and working with dairy cattle. Her achievements of fortitude and hard work were recognized in 1996 when she placed as runner-up for Wisconsin Farm Woman of the Year. At present, she’s active in assisting in the milking of the dairy herd and feeding the baby calves on the home farm. Life for Marjorie truly shows the joy of the Lord is her strength. She lives in Wausau, Wisconsin.


LUMBERJACK JESUS: How to Develop Faith Despite Pitfalls, Roadblocks, Stupidity, and Prejudice

Christian Men’s Memoir

Available July 11, 2016 in Hardcover, Paperback, and Ebook!

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Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-9962521-4-0        $22.99

Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9962521-5-7        $15.99

Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9962521-6-4                  $8.99

Lumberjack Jesus, a Summer 2016 Release from Written Dreams Publishing

 Insightful and uplifting, Lumberjack Jesus reminds us all that we need and deserve unconditional love.

In a series of essays written in memoir form, Bruce Kirkpatrick shows us a God who is loving, a good conversationalist, and often looks like a lumberjack. God comes alive in these pages in everyday life—in stories about Vietnam heroes, cowboy movies, wrestling matches and chemistry sets.

Bruce Kirkpatrick discovered that as he was consumed by anger, shame and guilt—quite literally dying on the inside—Jesus came to him, looking like a lumberjack, in a red plaid shirt and a short-cropped beard. Even as he pushed Jesus far away and with such belligerence that reconciliation seemed impossible, Jesus was always there.

Bruce learned the love of Jesus is not just for caring Christians who never falter or fail at life. If Jesus can love and accept an uncaring, self-centered, lustful dope like Bruce, he can do the same for you. Nobody is beyond his reach or his hand.

In a unique and introspective style, these stories will help you see faith in almost every circumstance in your life.


FinalBrucePhotoLumberjackBruce Kirkpatrick spent over 30 years in Silicon Valley as an executive and entrepreneur. Since his move to Southern California, he now divides his time between writing and serving on nonprofit boards of directors, including Christian Education Development Company and Extollo International. His nonprofit work includes helping to train Haitian men and women in employable skills, so that they can find jobs, feed their families and have hope for the future. His first novel, Hard Left, was published in 2007. He is currently working on his next novel, Booneville. To learn more, visit Bruce’s website at: BKirkpatrick.com.

Marketing: Having a Cause

As an author, having a cause or charity that you support is both noble and marketable. It’s a way to support something you believe in, and help your community. And even though I know a lot of authors will donate their royalties towards a specific cause, in most cases, it doesn’t hurt overall book sales. It’s a great way to get your name out there in different circles, to people who believe in helping the same cause. It can also help your self-esteem and make you feel good about yourself for doing the right thing.

Jim C. Hines writes in his blog about having more awareness about rape and sexual abuse issues: http://www.jimchines.com. Brenda Novak does a fundraiser for juvenile diabetes: http://www.brendanovak.com/for-the-cure-2/. Both are people who have a cause they support and donate to, who happen to be authors.

Jim had a friend who was sexually assaulted. It’s something he doesn’t want to see happen to anyone–with good reason. Sexual abuse is a huge problem in today’s world. Helping others to get educated on the subject and be more aware is very dear to his heart. He’s broadened a lot of minds, including my own, with his unique approach.

Brenda’s son was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes as a young child. As a mother myself, I understand the desire and willingness to do anything and everything to protect your child. Brenda did what any mother would do when faced with a challenge out of her control. She brainstormed. As of today, she’s raised well over $2 million towards research for a cure.

These authors are just two examples of people doing good by their writing. They’re raising awareness for a cause they believe in, and in doing so, they’re helping their community. Has their audience for their own books increased because of it? Maybe. The important thing here is that they’re doing what they can to help this world be a better place.

For myself, I have several charities I support.

Michael and Brittiany in 2007 at Red Smith SchoolMy church, the local no-kill animal shelter, and raising awareness for psoriatic arthritis, an arthritis many people still don’t know exists. It’s a disease my husband has been living with for close to twenty years, and I’m hopeful someday he’ll have a pain-free day. To learn more about this autoimmune disease, go to: https://www.psoriasis.org/psoriatic-arthritis.

So, when you’re marketing your next book, be more creative. Don’t think about the “Buy My Book” posts that need to be created for your new release. Think about who you are as a person and who you want to be. Think about those you’d like to help. Think about what you really care about in your life. Think about the needs of your family, friends, and community, and let things happen naturally.


Picture of Brittiany and Michael Koren © copyright 2015 by the Koren family.

WOMEN OF TODAY: LOVE, LIFE, FAMILY The Journeys and Stories of Six Strong Women Edited by Brittiany Koren

Women’s Fiction/Romance Boxset



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Ebook ISBN: #9780996252126 – $2.99

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WOMEN OF TODAY is a collection of six women’s fiction/romance full-length novels edited by Brittiany Koren. The novels include strong female characters who face diversity and must look within to find their own strength to overcome their challenges, and possibly find romance along the way.

Greta’s Grace by Virginia McCullough:

Lindsey Foster longs to heal her emotionally distant relationship with her daughter, Greta, an accomplished landscape photographer in Door County, Wisconsin. But Lindsey’s priorities change quickly when Greta is diagnosed with cancer and the whole family is forced to examine old and complex issues. Nothing is certain, except that everything is bound to change, including the way Lindsey looks at love.

Quilts Galore by Gini Athey:

Two years after the death of her husband, professional quilter Marianna Spencer makes the brash decision to buy a quilt shop in the nearby small town of Wolf Creek. She and step-daughter, Rachel, and Rachel’s baby, Thomas, forge a new life in the tight-knit community. And there’s an attractive jeweler next door that tilts her world.

It’s Never Too Late by Donna MacQuigg:

Recently divorced attorney, Kathryn Sheldon, has sworn off men and chosen instead to leave Baltimore to follow a nearly forgotten dream of running a quaint bed and breakfast in Taos, NM. A chance encounter with a handsome half-Navajo, half-Caucasian truck driver, John Hawkins makes her doubt her decision about the opposite sex, but she’s a determined woman and it will take an equally determined man to change her mind.

Love’s Perfect Surrender by Chiara Talluto:

Love’s Perfect Surrender is about a troubled married couple with flawed expectations, and an imperfect, beautiful child with congenital limb deficiency who teaches them to surrender so they can mend their broken union.

If Truth Be Told by Lynda Fitzgerald:

Christie O’Kelly’s journey toward understanding the precious balance between truth and compassion is the heart of Lynda Fitzgerald’s novel, If Truth Be Told. Set in Melbourne Beach, Florida, If Truth Be Told begins with teenage Christie gaining a second mother in her uncle’s wife. She also gains a new cousin, and this new family is going to turn her world upside down. As the years pass, what she learns challenges her beliefs about life and those she loves, and requires the most difficult evaluation of truth, compassion and forgiveness that Christie has ever faced.

Better Than Dessert by Casey Clifford:

When dessert no longer interests her and cleaning closets wins over answering her phone, recent widow Katy Krueger knows she’s in trouble. But how does she handle her heart wanting and needing to be in two places…

The WOMEN OF TODAY collection includes heart-warming, family-oriented women’s fiction novels about women who must listen to their heart in order to move forward with their life decisions that can and will change their lives. The editor, Brittiany Koren, and the authors, all hope you enjoy this wonderful women’s fiction novel anthology. WOMEN OF TODAY is Brittiany Koren’s seventh anthology she has compiled.


Marketing Your Books To A Larger Audience

How are you marketing your books? What are you doing to grow your audience? Here’s a few tips that might get you thinking in a new direction! Good luck!

1)      Networking Your Sales Team: Every writer has a sales team. Figuring out who your best sales people are is the trick. Here’s some examples of where you might find them.

  1. Social Media friends and acquaintances
  2. Personal Family, Friends, & Co-workers
  3. Writers Organizations and Critique Groups

2)      Posting on Social Media Sites: What are you posting on Social Media sites? Buy my book? Or, this is who I am and these are my books? These examples help to market you and your books.

  1. New releases coming soon
  2. Summary of individual books
  3. Talk about links on your website
  4. Share an author bio
  5. Pictures of what you find interesting
  6. Book Covers
  7. Info on Appearances/Conferences.
  8. Character interview
  9. Tips on writing
  10. Guest writers or other professionals on your blog
  11. Links to where your books can be purchased

3)      Promoting Yourself at Community Events: Meet new people and talk about what it’s like to be a writer. Pair up with other local authors to cross-promote one another.

  1. Talk with independent book store owners & librarians (ask them to add you to their event newsletter, if they have one and willing to)
  2. Readings/book signings
  3. Presentation for the local writer’s group or book club
  4. Donate books to the book store/library
  5. Presentations/Readings at University & High School libraries or in the classroom
  6. Presentations/Readings at Senior Citizen Centers/Wellness Centers/Community Events/Church Events

4)      Use Promotional Materials that have your book title, book series, or your author name on them: Why? Because people will remember you if they’re holding something with your book title or name on it. It’s also a great way to get new readers unintentionally. Think–useful items.

  1. Book marks
  2. Bumper stickers
  3. Magnets
  4. Tote bags
  5. T-shirts
  6. Pens
  7. Coffee Mugs

5)        Mailings: Again, be creative in how you contact your fan base. If you’re sending out an e-newsletter, have tips other people would like to learn or fun facts about your books or characters.

  1. Newsletters and E-Newsletters
  2. Postcards
  3. Fan letters
  4. Mass E-mails

6) Traditional Media Marketing: Use an old idea and make it new–by promoting who you are and your book(s) locally and nationally.

  1. Interviews on: radio, television, newspaper and blogs
  2. Commercials/Ads on radio, television, newspaper, streaming radio, and billboards
  3. Live Broadcasts at an event

Of course this isn’t a complete list, but it’s a good start. Don’t be afraid to step out of the box when thinking of how to market your books. There are readers just waiting to discover your stories!