Non-Fiction: Health & Fitness, Writing & Graphic Design, Religion, and Finance

A Tired Older Woman: Loses Weight and Keeps It Off! – a self-help, weight loss and weight maintenance guidebook, based on the Annie Acorn’s own experiences.

Also available in Print on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Have you ever lost weight only to gain it all back? Have you ever yo-yoed up and down on the scales? Have you ever dealt with the dreaded plateaus? Then you are among friends.
Anyone can lose a few pounds. Many of us already have. The difference is that I am no longer like you. Several years ago, I lost more than 50 pounds, and I have maintained that weight loss for over 5 years – simply, easily, and without giving it much thought. On the pages of A Tired Older Woman: Loses Weight and Keeps It Off! I will share my secrets with you!

So You’ve Lost a Limb (D.A. Grady’s Nonfiction Book 1) – a guide to dealing with a new life of amputeeism aimed at amputees, caregivers, family and friends alike, written by someone who’s been there, amputee D. A. Grady.

Also available in Print and in Large Print, and on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

In early spring of 2006, beloved From Gents’ Pens author D. A. Grady’s life changed forever, when his Chevy pickup connected with a metal guard rail on highway U.S. 290, between Austin and Houston. When EMTs arrived on the scene and placed him into their Medevac helicopter, his left leg from below the knee remained behind in his truck, still in his boot.

Now faced with such issues as dealing with a prosthesis, relearning how to walk, handling phantom pain and even something as simple as taking a shower, he brought to the situation the same courage, determination and ingenuity that had held him in good stead through a long life.

Soon approached by the hospital’s trauma team and asked to share his experiences with others, he has counseled amputees ranging from Wounded Warriors to those who chanced to stand behind him in the checkout lane at his local Walmart and, in some cases, fellow amputees he met on the street.

Now he has put his experiences, solutions, and suggestions into words that can be passed on to others who can benefit from his experiences, in a uniquely conversational style that allows this fact-filled offering to seem as if it’s a conversation among friends.

If you’re an amputee yourself, a caregiver of an amputee or a friend of one, the information contained in this book will be helpful to you as you chart your new course through the growing world of amputeeism.

Cover Design and YOU!: Dos, Don’ts, and Choices (Writing and YOU Book 1) – With no holds barred, author and boutique publisher Annie Acorn and her company’s exclusive graphic designer Angel Nichols share their story and their secrets within these pages in an easy-to-read format, complete with a touch of humor.

Also available in Print on AmazonUK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

On a crisp fall day in 2011, an older, successful author and publisher – desperate for a book cover design, once burnt but still hopeful – picked up her phone and called a young, unproven graphic designer, who had demonstrated an amazing talent. Two hours later, they had reached the decision that would dramatically affect both of their careers, indeed their lives, forever. Author and illustrator would now forge a relationship that has produced over one hundred successful book launches, top sales rankings, and award-winning book covers.

How did they do it? What were the design tools upon which they relied?

With no holds barred, internationally beloved author and boutique publisher Annie Acorn and her company’s exclusive graphic designer Angel Nichols, also an internationally known author and member of From Womens’ Pens, share their story and their secrets within these pages in an easy-to-read format, complete with a touch of humor.

The good, the bad, the dos, the don’ts, the choices, the technical tools needed, the emotional ups and downs, the art of graphic design communication, the requirements for a great cover, and even the resources you will need to create one of your own – all their unique insights and collective knowledge have been included for your benefit.

Are you an indie author struggling to find that elusive bond with a professional cover artist? An illustrator trying to break onto the professional scene? A publisher juggling both at the same time? Or even a group of authors working on a special project?

Then this is the one, fact-filled book that you will want to carry as you embark on your own journey towards either the creation of or contracting for a fabulous book cover that will ensure the success of your book publishing endeavor.

Come for the invaluable information. Stay for the fun. With these tools in your hands, may your efforts be as well-rewarded as theirs have been!

God and Grandma (Inspiration from Peggy Teel) – an inspirational read by Peggy Teel.

Also available in Print on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Myrtle Hallman loved God. She couldn’t get Him out of her mind or her heart. He went everywhere she went, and she never failed to see Him in everyday life. This collection of God sightings will warm your heart and tickle your funny bone. Allow these glimpses of God to train your eye and your heart to keep Him close to you. You will find God in ordinary places and sometimes in surprising places, but one thing is certain – if you look for Him, you won’t be disappointed.

How to Survive a 203K Mortgage (Annie Acorn’s How To) by Annie Acorn with Patrick Lee.

Also available in Print on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

By popular request How to Survive Your New Home Purchase has been expanded to include even more information specific to the successful use of an FHA 203K mortgage. Are you preparing to purchase a new home for your family utilizing an FHA 203K mortgage? Then here is the resource you need!

You’ve saved a nice sized down payment. You’ve picked out a neighborhood with pleasant tree-lined streets and good schools. You’ve checked out all sorts of amenities. But now, the current real estate environment seems scary. News sources are full of home purchase horror stories. Foreclosures and short sales can turn a dream house into a nightmare. You’re not the world’s greatest DIYer, nor are you a financial wizard. Now you’re real estate agent and mortgage broker have recommended you apply for an FHA 203K mortgage.

How to Survive a 203K Mortgage outlines step-by-step how to walk through the potential mine fields of home ownership using this financial tool and come out on the other side as a real estate winner!

How To Survive A Home Purchase (Annie Acorn’s How To) by Annie Acorn with Patrick Lee.

Also available in Print on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Are you preparing to purchase a home for your family? Then here is the resource for you! No one who is even beginning to think in terms of a buying a home should be without it.

You’ve saved a nice sized down payment. You’ve picked out a neighborhood with pleasant tree-lined streets and good schools. You’ve checked out all sorts of amenities. But now, the current real estate environment seems really scary. News sources are full of home purchasing horror stories. Foreclosures and short sales can turn a dream house into a nightmare. You’re not the world’s greatest DIYer, nor are you a financial wizard.

How to Survive A Home Purchase outlines step-by-step how to walk through the potential mine fields of home ownership and come out on the other side as a real estate winner!

 

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