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Launch into the New Year with Roundup of Compelling New Title Releases




Launch into the New Year with Roundup of Compelling New Title Releases

Greenleaf Book Group continues its momentum with the release of more than 30 impressive titles to start 2021


Austin, Texas [Jan. 19, 2021]––As turbulent a year as 2020 was, we’re all craving new things to get excited about with the start of the new year. Greenleaf Book Group is kicking off 2021 with 35 new impressive and timely titles spanning business, technology, memoir and fiction. The Winter 2021 season for this publisher boasts leading business books such as Rethink and The Art of Selling Your Business, releasing on collaborative business book imprints Fast Company Press and An Inc. Original respectively.


“As the publishing industry continues to adjust and persevere through the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the responding economy, we are grateful to be a premiere publishing choice for the many authors and thought leaders bringing remarkable content to the marketplace,” acknowledged Corrin Foster, Director of Marketing and Branding at Greenleaf Book Group. “We’re excited to partner with authors like Patti Wheeler, Andi Simon, Eric Dezenhall and John Warrillow as they prove their dedication to their work by bringing new titles to children and industry professionals alike. We are also excited to release the highly-anticipated fiction titles From the Moon I Watched Her and False Light.”


Greenleaf’s Winter 2021 business title releases:

●       Rethink by Andi Simon, Ph.D. (Fast Company Press) available on Jan. 5, 2021

More and more, women today are challenging long-held beliefs about what they can and can't do. Simon, a corporate anthropologist, award-winning author and successful entrepreneur, debunks myth after myth as she profiles the women in her book and offers key wisdom, insights and observations through her unique lens. Whether about entrepreneurs, scientists, academics, attorneys or leaders in other fields, the stories demonstrate how all these innovative women have broken down walls and paved the way for more.

●       Strategic Impact by Carol A. Poore, Ph.D. (Fast Company Press) available on Jan. 5, 2021

Strategic Impact : A Leader’s Three-Step Framework for the Customized Vital Strategic Plan presents a trailblazing method to help you guide and customize your organization’s strategic planning program. Dr. Poore delivers innovation through virtual strategy workshops, digital communication opportunities and newly accessible cloud-based tracking systems.

●       Return on Ambition by Nicolai Chen Nielsen & Nicolai Tilisch (Fast Company Press) available on Jan. 5, 2021

Ready to learn how to become highly successful while living a fulfilling life and growing as a person? Return on Ambition is the culmination of an ambitious effort to harness insights from recent research in psychology and neuroscience to help people pursue their ambitions more fruitfully.

●       Adored by Tom DeCotiis, Ph.D. (Character Press) available on Jan. 5, 2021

Today, perhaps more than ever, having an honorable character is of utmost importance, especially among leaders. In Adored, Tom DeCotiis draws on lessons learned throughout his career as a teacher, entrepreneur and CEO to convey a message of values-based leadership that makes no distinction between ethical principles and business acumen. DeCotiis skillfully mixes his own personal narrative with actionable and insightful instruction, as well as anecdotes from the worlds of business, sports and entertainment, to create a valuable guide for leaders who aspire to be adored rather than merely accepted.

●       The Exceptionals by Kumar Mehta (River Grove Books) available on Jan. 5, 2021

Humans are not equal. There are a few individuals who have achieved unparalleled mastery in their field, they’re called The Exceptionals. The 1% of the 1%. The Exceptionals tells their story and provides you with the blueprint to advance from good to great to outstanding to elite.

●       Hiring without Hesitation by Laura Nelson (River Grove Books) available on Jan. 11, 2021

After years of being a small business owner, Laura has endured the struggle of not finding the right person the first time. Investing time and money into the wrong hire can hurt any company, most especially small businesses. Laura wrote Hiring Without Hesitation with their focus at heart. Let’s dive into strategies on how to hire the right person for your business before someone else does!

●       The Art of Selling Your Business by John Warrillow (An Inc. Original) available on Jan. 12, 2021

The Art of Selling Your Business: Winning Strategies & Secret Hacks for Exiting on Top is the last in a trilogy of books by author John Warrillow on building value. This essential guide shows how to punch above your weight in a negotiation to sell your company based on interviews Warrillow conducted on his podcast, Built to Sell Radio, with hundreds of successfully cashed-out founders.

●       The Flight to Excellence by William "T" Thompson, Esq. (Greenleaf Book Group) available on Jan. 12, 2021

The Flight to Excellence inspires and instructs executives, entrepreneurs and anyone with a strong desire to reach extraordinary heights on how we can each build a ''Culture of Excellence'' in our own professional and personal lives by applying his methodical process and concepts and our own discipline and hard work. The proof is in the captain's own successes as a US Air Force pilot, Delta Airlines captain, lawyer, award-winning businessman and professional speaker.

●       Farming, for Real Estate Agents by Meredith Fogle (River Grove Books) available on Jan. 12, 2021

This easy-to-follow guide provides everything you need to know to successfully sow, grow and harvest an endless stream of prospects from your farm. Any successful real estate agent knows that the real business of real estate is, at its core, the business of lead generation. The best agents quickly discover that an efficient, prolific and cost-effective lead generation system is key. Real estate farms are among the best lead generation tools, that’s why so many of the most successful agents farm for business. A well-run farm provides an endless supply of prospects, yielding eventual return, repeat and referral business.

●       The Remodeler Marketing Blueprint by Spencer Powell (River Grove Books) available on Jan. 19, 2021

In The Remodeler Marketing Blueprint, inbound marketing expert and host of Builder Funnel Radio Spencer Powell shows that it is possible to create an education-driven marketing strategy that your clients and target audience will actually enjoy. In this foundational guide for remodeling and custom building companies, Powell shares his expertise to help builders, remodelers and contractors harness the most powerful tool you have—the internet—to generate leads and close more sales by using the power of their own companies’ websites to increase valuable web traffic.

●       Exit Rich by Michelle Seiler Tucker & Sharon Lechter (An Inc. Original) available on Jan. 26, 2021

In Exit Rich, author and mergers and acquisitions authority Michelle Seiler Tucker joins forces with Sharon Lechter, finance expert and co-author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, to create a must-have guide for all business owners whether they're gearing up to sell a business now or just getting started building their company into something to sell for a profit in the future.

●       From Cubicle to Cloud by Jennifer Brazer (Greenleaf Book Group) available on Jan. 26, 2021

It's challenging to start and scale a business. Choosing the cloud as your platform for delivery and headquarters presents a whole new set of obstacles. This guide will allow you to leverage the cloud to streamline your processes and maximize your profits. When Jennifer Brazer founded her company, Complete Controller, she disrupted and reinvented client accounting services (CAS), creating an entirely new cloud-based business model.

●       Evil Robots, Killer Computers and Other Myths by Steven Schwartz (Fast Company Press) available on Feb. 9, 2021

Evil Robots, Killer Computers and Other Myths explains, in simple terms and without any advanced mathematics, how AI technology works, why intelligent robots will never be built and how other negative impacts of AI can be controlled.

●       Work the System (Fourth Edition) by Sam Carpenter (Greenleaf Book Group) available on Feb. 9, 2021

In this fourth edition of Work the System, Sam Carpenter reveals the profound insight and exact uncomplicated, mechanical steps he took to turn his business—and his life—around. Once you “get” this new vision, success and serenity will quickly follow.

●       The Power of Potential by David Wray (River Grove Books) available on March 2, 2021

Wray’s book was written to solve a seemingly simple problem—learning to master skills faster and more easily. Yet, the issue is deceptively complex because skills acquisition is time-consuming, expensive and often winds up being abandoned far too fast. The Power of Potential invites you to discover the secrets to mastering skills that you really want, and do so faster and more easily than you ever imagined.

●       Upstream Marketing by Tim Koelzer and Kristin Kurth (Greenleaf Book Group) available on March 16, 2021

In Upstream Marketing, authors Tim Koelzer and Kristin Kurth share best practices, research, case studies and analysis informed by their more than twenty years of experience helping transform client brands and businesses through their work at EquiBrand Consulting, a top management consultancy. The result is a groundbreaking deep-dive into the fundamentals of upstream marketing—the process of identifying and fulfilling customer needs— which relies on the strategic implementation of three core principles: insight, identity and innovation.

Greenleaf’s Winter 2021 memoirs and feel-good stories title releases:

●        Live Like Sean by TJ Nelligan (Greenleaf Book Group) available on Jan. 19, 2021

In Live Like Sean, angel investor, sales consultant and former CEO TJ Nelligan reflects on the remarkable life of his beloved special-needs son, Sean, who passed away in 2019. Sean was born with developmental disabilities that never prevented him from living a full, rich life or from deeply touching the lives of everyone around him. With each chapter, the author reveals a major lesson Sean taught him about life, told through a series of engaging, funny and uplifting stories. Nelligan describes how the experience of being Sean’s father changed his life for the better, and offers readers the chance to let Sean’s love, kindness and gratitude touch their lives, too.

●        Unassisted by Erin Stammer (River Grove Books) available on Jan. 19, 2021

Sensitive and cautious from an early age, Erin had always managed to mitigate the periodic upheavals in her life, but in a short 18 months, a whirlwind of events tipped the balance that she had once been able to maintain. The Great Recession, a second marriage, merging families, menopause and undertaking an enormous role managing a chaotic assisted living facility all combined to create a perfect storm that threatened to break her. Unassisted is Erin’s story of finding herself and finding home.

●        The Big Ordeal by Cynthia Hayes (River Grove Books) available on Feb. 23, 2021

Written by a cancer survivor with the help of a psychotherapist and two oncologists, The Big Ordeal presents the typical emotional experience brought on by a cancer diagnosis, illustrated by patient and caregiver stories. The book explains the science behind those emotions, helping you understand why you feel the way you do and offers advice on how to cope. Based on interviews with more than 100 patients, caregivers, oncologists, neuroscientists and other experts, and endorsed by doctors at leading institutions, The Big Ordeal is the go-to book for those who seek to better manage the cancer experience.

●        Wayward by Alice Greczyn (River Grove Books) available on Feb. 2, 2021

When American actress and model from The Dukes of Hazzard Alice Greczyn’s parents felt called by God to exchange worldly employment for heavenly provision, they followed their faith into homelessness with five children and a cat in tow. Homeschooled and avowed never to kiss a man until her wedding day, Alice had plans to escape the instability by becoming a missionary nurse—plans that were put on hold with the opening of an unexpected door: the opportunity to be an actress in Hollywood. What followed was a test of faith unlike any she had prepared for, an arranged betrothal she never saw coming and a psychological shattering that forced her to learn how to survive without the only framework for life she had ever known. 


Greenleaf’s Winter 2021 fiction title releases:

●        Deliberate Duplicity by David Rohlfing (River Grove Books) available on Jan. 5, 2021

When bodies begin to appear along the Constitution Trail in the twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, Illinois, dedicated detective Sasha Frank is on the case. Deliberate Duplicity follows Sasha’s attempts to track down the culprit—a calculating, methodical killer who glues open his victims’ eyes and poses them along a park trail. A complicated web of clues leaves Sasha and his team with more questions than answers.

●        Echo of Silence by Rhonda Jolley (River Grove Books) available on Jan. 5, 2021

From the outside, Victoria Campbell has everything. She is an accomplished, wealthy young professional living in the big city who has reached her career goals and is on track to break the glass ceiling. But under all this seeming success lies a haunted past that has kept her from opening herself up to most people, especially the men she meets. Will the ghosts of the past continue to haunt her, or can she exorcise them in exchange for real happiness? The answer to this question becomes clearer, as such answers often do, on a trip home to visit family and friends.

●        The Pronghorn Conspiracy by Boyd Taylor (River Grove Books) available on Jan. 12, 2021

In this action thriller, Boyd Taylor delivers a gripping story filled with political discord and ambition, suspense and unexpected twists. The Pronghorn Conspiracy is Donnie Ray Cuinn’s last chance to right the wrongs before him and see if he can make it back from the point of no return.

●        Merlin of the Magnolias by L. Gardner Landry (Greenleaf Book Group) available on Jan. 12, 2021

Merlin Mistlethorpe McNaughton is his own kind of person, not really like anyone else in Houston. He plays the glass armonica every morning, goes to work on an airship base, and is obsessed with Druidic interpretations of the Earth’s magnetic energies, called ley lines. One night while researching energy vortices, Merlin discovers the existence of a negative energy event capable of destroying all of Houston any day now.

●        From the Moon I Watched Her by Emily English Medley (Greenleaf Book Group) available on Jan. 19, 2021

Featured by Buzzfeed and Publishers Weekly, this highly-anticipated title is a coming-of-age tale about the skeletons that lurk under church pews and the little girl who goes looking for and finds them. Amid the dark terrain of camp revivals, burning crosses and public shunnings, one child from the Southern Churches of Christ cries out.

●        Tangled Roots by Marcia Kemp Sterling (River Grove Books) available on Feb. 2, 2021

Tangled Roots is a thoroughly researched history-comes-alive-in-fiction story of immigrant families settling in the rich farmland of the Susquehanna Valley in 1750 colonial Pennsylvania. It tells the first-person stories of: Mary, her youthful passion constrained by tradition and family expectations; Alex, a Scotch-Irish indentured servant who introduces her to secrets of the land and of the heart; and Matthew, Mary’s level-headed step-brother who longs to win her affection. Set against the social issues of Native American oppression, slavery and indentured servitude, the novel is rich in historic detail and the longing for love, justice and family in a new land.

●        False Light by Eric Dezenhall (Greenleaf Book Group) available on Feb. 23, 2021

Seasoned reporter Sanford ''Fuse'' Petty is old-school in every way: anti-technology, anti-Millennial (don't even mention Gen-Z) and anti-''gotcha'' journalism. After Fuse is asked to leave his paper pending a disciplinary investigation, he has plenty of time on his hands. So when his oldest friend approaches him for advice after the man's daughter says she was sexually assaulted by her boss, a prominent media star, Fuse agrees to help. He gives his buddy the only options he feels are available: report the incident to the police and risk a huge ''he said/she said'' smear campaign against his daughter, or plan something even better—revenge.

●        Phantom Money by S. Alexander O'Keefe (Greenleaf Book Group) available on March 3, 2021

In O’Keefe’s third book, Phantom Money, Declan Collins, a brilliant criminal defense lawyer, writes a screenplay woven around an ingenious money laundering scheme. The script is nothing more than an artistic dalliance until Matt Esposito, Collins' best friend, gives it to Blackpool Studios, a new movie studio with big money. A week later, Collins and Esposito find themselves on a private jet to Mexico to meet with an investor interested in making the screenplay into a film. Unfortunately for Declan and Matt, the ''investor'' is Ramon Cayetano, the head of a very old and powerful Mexican drug cartel.

●        All Is Not LOST by Shannon Kenny Carbonell (Greenleaf Book Group) available on March 16, 2021

This is the story of what happened when one woman set aside a lifelong dream in favor of her kids, only to find herself battling her own ego and unfulfilled ambition. Shannon Kenny Carbonell—wife of actor Nestor Carbonell of LOST fame — knew she was making the better choice for her, no matter how painful, when she chose full-time motherhood over career. Little did Shannon know, she would soon find herself desperate to feed the part of her that was suddenly starved of creativity and accomplishment.

Greenleaf’s Winter 2021 books for children title releases:

●        Why is Mommy Crying? by I. Cori Baill (River Grove Books) available on Jan. 19, 2021

Why is Mommy Crying? explains early pregnancy loss to young children and comforts children as young as three, their parents, extended family, and friends. One is often at a loss engaging with those in grief, whether adult or child. This beautifully illustrated, inclusive, nondenominational picture book helps recipients of every age know that the door is open, and a caring person is on the other side.

●        Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Australia by Patti Wheeler & Keith Hemstreet (Greenleaf Book Group) available on Feb. 4, 2021

As the seventh book in the Gannon and Wyatt series, Gannon and Wyatt head to the land down under—and they aren’t even a little bit worried about Australia’s many deadly creatures.

●        CREEPLES! by Patrick D. Pidgeon (Greenleaf Book Group) available on March 9, 2021

Desperate to raise funds to save their favorite science teacher’s department from closing, Johnny “Spigs” Spignola, Theresa Ray “T-Ray” Rogers and Pablo “Peabo” Torres team up to launch a crowdfunding lab experiment. In their haste, they mistakenly use a mysterious DNA serum that creates six pint-size, magical humanoids—who they affectionately call Creeples—who unleash mayhem and chaos across the campus.


Greenleaf Book Group continues to partner with authors and thought leaders to connect readers with valuable, quality content. For a full list of Greenleaf Book Group titles, visit greenleafbookgroup.com. Media can request review copies by contacting media@greenleafbookgroup.com.


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