Clay Rivers, author of “The Raindancer: Finding Joy In The Storm”

The Raindancer: Finding Joy in the Storm is about good friend’s battle with cancer. I know . . . people hear/read the word cancer and all the fun is instantly sucked out of the room. And that’s understandable as cancer is a horrible disease. Couple that with the knowledge that the titular character dies and yes, you might assume the story’s going to be a downer—but it’s not. What makes Rich’s story different is his how he lived despite cancer; and used his faith, optimism, and sense of humor to turn having cancer into an opportunity to help others. And that’s something you don’t read about everyday.

Patrick Hempfing, author of “MoMENts: A Dad Holds On”

This book is a compilation of my monthly "MoMENts" columns. Most of the stories were provided by my daughter when she was between the ages of 5 to 10. I just had to hold on. The subtitle has a double meaning. Some days I’m holding on to "Where did my baby go? Other days, I’m holding on, thinking, "When will Momma get home."

Ken Johnson, author of “A Quick Guide to Archetype & Allegory”

A Quick Guide to Archetype & Allegory is a short nonfiction book intended to help fiction writers to create better characters and craft stories that’ll resonate with a targeted audience. The book uses Jungian psychology to explain how audiences respond to different character types and what hidden messages these characters might contain.

Randy Clark, author of “The New Manager’s Workbook”

It’s a workbook for new managers. The workbook covers 13 modules that managers will face from hiring to conflict management. Each chapter shares what, how, and why with examples, worksheets, checklists, and forms. Businesses use the book as a management development program, and it’s used to teach a college course on supervision.

Lyn Vandebrake, author of “The Escape Place”

My husband Vern decided to retire from management, and started managing me! He held team-building meetings at our dining room table, said my kitchen was out of compliance, and was always handing me a to-do list. The day that list had 17 items on it was the day I decided to run away from home. Instead I found an alternative solution, discovered I'm not the only woman with too many demands and not enough of me to go around, and wrote about my solution.