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Publishers Weekly Likes Flora Brown’s “Color Your Life Happy”

ColoryourlifePublishers Weekly just released a lovely review of Pedernales author Flora Brown’s Color Your Life Happy: Create Your Unique Path and Claim the Joy You Deserve.  The review was published on November 20, 2017  and recommends a Buy.

You can see the full review here. 

Here is an excerpt:

“Brown, a publishing coach, devotes this encouraging self-help primer to the idea that happiness is a choice. She opens with 10 promises to readers about how they will benefit from reading the book, goes on to define what happiness is (“an emotion of inner joy”) and isn’t (“the absence of sadness”), then devotes the balance of the text to self-help strategies. The author employs charming personal stories (often from her childhood in St. Louis, where her mother operated a beauty salon) and excerpts of poetry to illustrate her points about moving from pessimism to optimism.”


Judith Lambert’s “The Light” Wins Multiple Awards

TheLight_cover_v9.inddPedernales author Judith Lambert has won repeated recognition for her book, The Light: A Modern-Day Journey for Peace. The book has so far won the  2017 BME gold medal , the 2017 IPPY bronze medal, and  the 2017 New Apple e-book medal, and continues to be well regarded.

Judith received her M.A. in Religious Studies from John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, California.  Her early career led to life in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and into a world of exotic travel and hidden places. Extensive experiences abroad enabled her to study various cultures and religions first hand. Her research and unique situation gives her works a totally fresh perspective and makes a contribution to religious inquiry, while making this subject matter easy to read. She expertly weaves psychology, spirituality, religion and dream interpretation into an experiential encounter. She finds joy in spiritual journeys and this culminated in writing both, The Light: A Modern Day Journey for Peace and  A Mother Goddess for Our Times: Mary’s Appearances at Medjugorje.

Pedernales also designed her website. Visit Judy at

Mark Stoub Releases Another Angus McPherson Mystery

Fire_in_the_blood_webAn old woman, the town “oddball,” dies in a horrible fire in the small town of Shoestring, Texas, and the local Police Chief, Hector Chavez, calls again on Presbyterian Cleric Angus McPherson to help sort out some strange clues that may lead the pair to uncover a plot to wipe out the human race. Such is the plot of Mark W. Stoub’s new Angus McPherson Mystery, The Fifth Trumpet: Fire in the Blood. 

Dr. Mark Stoub was awarded Honorable Mention in the Angell Award, given to best emerging writers, for writing a mystery novel about a Presbyterian executive who becomes the Texas version of Hercule Poirot when he investigates murders in Blood Under the Altar, published by Bald Angel Books. Stoub is a retired Presbyterian minister who lives in Kyle, Texas. Dr. Stoub is also an award-winning columnist in the Texas Press Association’s column-writing contest, 2017.

Our Clients Keep Racking Up Awards!

This year we are very excited to see several of our clients become finalists and win some prestigious awards, reflecting the quality of the writers that have chosen to publish through Pedernales Publishing.

Finalists for the 2016 INDIES Awards from Foreword Reviews, the leading publication recognizing the independent publishers and authors of America include Elizabeth Stewart for Collect Value Divest, a concise guide for collectors and anyone with commonly asked questions about the value of our possessions. She provides tips on how to buy, sell, insure, auction, and explains how to bequeath them. (more…)

A New Book About What Millenials Want (and Don’t Want) to Inherit

NTM-front-webPedernales is proud to announce the publication of Elizabeth Stewart’s new book, No Thanks Mom.  A concise guide for parents of Millennials, No Thanks Mom  offers safe advice on what to do with those objects that were lovingly saved, but are not welcomed by the next generation. Learn how to downsize your home without upsizing your children’s home, and without causing strife in your relationships. This is a hot topic that crosses three generations with stories in the New York Times and magazines.

The Baby Boomer generation was promised the American Dream, which for many was manifested in objects. Their children and grandchildren, the Millennials, do not have the same American Dream. They have different values about material objects, and that generally means they don’t want their parents or grandparents’ stuff. A quick glance at the generational charts in the back of this book highlights many of these societal changes that drive these differences.

Prompted by a personal experience of discovering her own treasures in a Goodwill store, Dr. Stewart’s fun-to-read guide will have you alternating between laughter and tears as she sets forth plans for what to do with your treasures once your kids have said “No thanks.”