Books

MEMOIRS

 Wisdom Found in the Pause - Joie's GiftWisdom Found in the Pause – Joie’s Gift

Wisdom Found in the Pause - Joie's GiftWisdom Found in the Pause - Joie's Gift

*Signed copies available at Book Heads Book Store, downtown Plymouth, WI

In what has become Techel’s trademark, Wisdom Found in the Pause shares the profound life lessons we can learn from animals. Wisdom Found in the Pause is the story of Joie, another paralyzed dachshund, who would serve as Barbara’s teacher, friend, and ultimately angel. Joie’s unexpected death would remind Barbara that the only way to really change our lives is from within.

Along the way she received spiritual signposts  – some subtle, some profound – that  convinced her she was on the right path. Through this journey she realized the most valuable gift we can give ourselves is the time to slow down, hear and heed our inner thoughts, for this is how we will welcome that sweet stillness of being, that wisdom found in the pause. 

Through Frankie’s Eyes: One woman’s journey to her authentic self, and the dog on wheels who led the wayThrough Frankie's Eyes: One woman's journey to her authentic self, and the dog on wheels who led the way

Through Frankie's Eyes: One woman's journey to her authentic self, and the dog on wheels who led the wayThrough Frankie's Eyes: One woman's journey to her authentic self, and the dog on wheels who led the way

*Signed copies available at Book Heads Book Store, downtown Plymouth, WI

If your authentic self has disappeared beneath a burden of should haves or could haves–pleasing everyone but yourself, worrying about everything that’s out of your control while ignoring what only you can change, settling for less than you know you can be–this is such a book. Author Barbara Techel has certainly gone farther down the path toward self-discovery than most of us have dared, and here she shares that journey with readers ready for its influence on their own choices.

It’s your time: to grow; to learn from a woman who’s overcome her deepest fears to live joyfully, with integrity and intent; and to marvel at the magic of it happening under the guidance and knowing eyes of a small, red dog on wheels. Let this story seep into your consciousness and inspire you–indeed, allow you–to start or continue your own fulfilling journey to who you really are. You’ve picked up this book because you’re craving the inspiration and uplift it so generously offers. Don’t put it down. It’s a gift, if you’re ready to accept it. Read it. Hold onto it to remind you that though you may have work to do, you absolutely can achieve the life you’re striving for. Free yourself of the things that no longer matter, and embrace how beautiful the world is to someone who can see it…through Frankie’s eyes.

CHILDREN’S NONFICTION

Frankie the Walk 'N Roll DogFrankie the Walk ‘N Roll Dog

Frankie the Walk 'N Roll DogFrankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog

The true, inspirational children’s book (though adults love it too!) about Frankie, a dachshund, whose life started out like any other dog walking on all four paws until a spinal injury leaves her paralyzed.  Frankie is custom-fitted for a wheelchair and learns to keep on rolling.  Her zest for life will have you cheering and she will give you hope that all things are possible.

 

Frankie the Walk ‘N Roll Therapy Dog Visits Libby’s HouseFrankie the Walk 'N Roll Therapy Dog Visits Libby's House

Frankie the Walk 'N Roll Therapy Dog Visits Libby's HouseFrankie the Walk 'N Roll Therapy Dog Visits Libby's House

Another story children (and adults!) will love about Frankie the Walk ‘N Roll Dog who keeps rolling along in her doggie wheelchair. This paralyzed dachshund’s unabashed healing, exuberant spirit, and spunky personality is a blessed gift to everyone she befriends.  In this true, inspirational story, Frankie tells how she became a registered therapy dog and shares her visits to Libby’s House, a senior facility where many residents have Alzheimer’s or dementia. Frankie teaches us that patience, listening, and understanding opens our hearts to what matters most—love.

Frankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog: A Pawsitive Coloring and Paper Doll Activity BookFrankie the Walk ‘N Roll Dog: A PAWSitive Coloring and Paper Doll Activity Book

Frankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog: A Pawsitive Coloring and Paper Doll Activity BookFrankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog: A Pawsitive Coloring and Paper Doll Activity Book

It’s a story book based on the award-winning book, Frankie the Walk ‘N Roll Dog (shorter, condensed version) with pages to color along to the story, plus real photos of Frankie, and to top it off, a Frankie paper doll (dog) complete with her wheelchair to cut out, along with many of her favorite outfits you can dress her in. 52-pages of fun and inspiration!

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Class Act: Sell More Books Through School and Library Author AppearancesClass Act: Sell More Books Through School and Library Author Appearances

Class Act: Sell More Books Through School and Library Author AppearancesClass Act: Sell More Books Through School and Library Author Appearances

The definitive guide to promoting your message and selling books to schools and libraries. And it’s not just for children’s book authors: It’s the ultimate how-to manual for authors of any title of interest to these audiences, detailing how to • spread the message they were passionate enough to write about in the first place • get recognized as an expert speaker • book speaking gigs and personal appearances • and ultimately, sell more books! Arranged in logical order, these chapters tell you all you need to know about proven methods for: • what to include in your presentation • how to tweak it to appeal to various audiences • planning and preparing your most effective speaking approach • locating and locking in appropriate speaking venues • what to charge • pitching and promoting your presentation • organization, planning and followup • fulfilling book orders that result from your talks • leveraging modern technology in speaking and promoting appearances Much bonus material is included, such as: • Helpful preparation checklists • Real-world advice from other professional author/speakers circuit, • Immediately applicable tips & advice about what to avoid as well as what to do • A final chapter on helping your event organizer help you to succeed A comprehensive index helps you quickly locate the information you need now, making CLASS ACT a handy reference tool you’ll use again and again. If it’s not in here, you probably don’t need it!