Locally & Independently Published General Nonfiction

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:  Jessica Ress is chief formulator, founder, and CEO at Angel Face Botanicals, a Green Certified organic skincare company. Her luxurious natural products incorporate aromatherapy for beautiful skin and overall health in mind, body, and spirit. Jessica holds certifications in aromatherapy, Reiki Levels I & II, and Reiki Crystal Healing. Angel Face Botanicals has been featured in numerous national publications, including Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, and Huffington Post.

100 Organic Skincare Recipes: Make Your Own Fresh and Fabulous Organic Beauty Products Cover Image
ISBN: 9781440570070
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Published: Adams Media Corporation - February 18th, 2014

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I live in Central California with my cat and have recently retired from my work as a personal chef. I love to cook, having learned from my mother. Some of my happiest memories are spending time with her in the kitchen as a child and later as an adult. Paradoxically, she and I had great battles over my weight.  I have a long history of dieting and varying degrees of struggle with weight and self esteem issues. Currently, I am at peace with my diet. I eat extremely well, mostly organic nutrient dense food, locally grown, sustainable and ethically raised and processed.

Through the Fire: Cooking Our Way Into a New Relationship with Food Cover Image
ISBN: 9781504352123
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Published: Balboa Press - April 7th, 2016

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John is author, philanthropist, musician, and supporter of non-profit groups. John is known as both VCDX-001 and as an enabler of infrastructure design architects, and is currently Sr. Consultant Technologist in the EMC Office of the CTO. This is the sixth book that John has worked on and is also the first in the IT Architect series by IT Architect Resource, LLC. John has served as Vice President of the USENIX Association Board of Directors for 3 terms (6 years), and is co-chair for the USENIX LISA'16 conference.

It Architect: Foundation in the Art of Infrastructure Design: A Practical Guide for It Architects Cover Image
ISBN: 9780996647700
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Published: It Architect Resource, LLC - March 20th, 2012

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Tobor Eichmann was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in a middle-class suburb of Philadelphia and has lived in various places throughout the world. He is an author and self-proclaimed independent thinker. He writes fiction, non-fiction and general interest books.
Although his specialty is Information Technology, he has a passion for writing about social issues that deal with the inner workings of the human mind. He holds a Masters degree in Information Technology. It was in Europe where Tobor began creating works of fiction and non-fiction in his spare time.


The Fine Art of Internet Troll Slaying: Your Handy Guide for Dealing with Internet Trolls and Online Bullies Cover Image
ISBN: 9781530811946
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - March 28th, 2016

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Howard Burman has more than twenty full-length plays to his credit as well as twelve books. He earned a Ph.D. in dramatic literature from The Ohio State University and is a Fulbright Scholar. He is an active member of the Society for American Baseball Research and has written four books based on baseball history. He lives in Felton, California.     

A Man Called Shoeless Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692557877
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Published: Howard Burman - March 31st, 2016

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Formally a high-tech Market Research Analyst for nearly two decades, Francie used her skills as a statistician to draw the connections between mind and body that she was seeing in her clients every day. It is from this unique perspective that she wrote Why Are You Sick? in simple, practical and accessible language that is easy for anyone to understand. 

Why Are You Sick? Subtitle: Going Beyond Symptoms to the Root Cause Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692599297
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Published: Reiki Energy Healing LLC - January 1st, 2016

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Kathy Strahs is the author of The 8x8 Cookbook and The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook, the voice behind the blogs PaniniHappy.com and CookingOntheSide.com, and the founder of Burnt Cheese Press. Her work has been featured on the websites of The New York Times, The Washington Post, PBS, The Huffington Post, Saveur and TLC, in Pillsbury Magazine, San Diego Family Magazine, the Associated Press and highlighted in The Wall Street Journal.

The 8x8 Cookbook: Square Meals for Weeknight Family Dinners, Desserts and More--In One Perfect 8x8-Inch Dish Cover Image
ISBN: 9780996911207
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Published: Burnt Cheese Press - December 1st, 2015

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Originally from: Salt Lake City, Utah




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