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iUniverse Announces Newest Rising Star Titles

Rising Star Designation Recognizes Titles that Show Potential for Commercial Success.

Bloomington, IN, August 06, 2009 --( iUniverse, the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self publishing company, has announced the most recent titles recognized with the prestigious Rising Star designation. The selected titles will be featured each month on the Rising Star special collection at The latest titles include:

· Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II, by Ivan J. Houston with Gordon Cohn; (Military History)
This invaluable historical collection is based on Houston’s time in the 92nd infantry division during World War II, where he battled against the evils of the Nazi war machine and against the evils of racism.

· Washout: A Folly Beach Mystery, by Bill Noel; (Mystery)
A routine trip to the local hardware store propels Chris Landrum into a world of revenge, hate, and murder—hardly the peaceful outcome he had planned for his retirement on the small island of Folly Beach, South Carolina.

· Child of War: Son of Angels, by Curtis Whitfield Tong; (Memoir)
Author Curtis Tong vividly recalls his three years as a child prisoner of the Japanese Imperial Army.

· Surviving Chadwick, by Phillip Wilhite; (Novel)
After being awarded a scholarship to attend an elite boarding school in Ojai, California, fifteen-year-old Isaiah Issacson is plucked from his inner-city Oakland neighborhood and thrust into a new—and frightening—atmosphere.

· Approaching Neverland, by Peggy Kennedy; (Memoir)
Author Peggy Kennedy recounts her family's attempts to deal with their mother's mental illness during a time when it was little understood and even feared.

· A Pilgrim in Your Body, by Jim Gilkeson; (Self-Help)
Utilizing his vast experience as a bodywork therapist, a meditation teacher, and an advocate of energy-oriented healing, Jim Gilkeson offers a wealth of personal exercises and partner treatments in this essential guide to energy work.

· I Thought I Grew Up, by Michelle Churchill; (Memoir)
As author Michelle Churchill approached her fiftieth birthday, she found herself careening into menopause. Her coming-of-age-again memoir will keep you laughing through the tears.

· Nine Healthy Months, Charles Hux, M.D.; (Health)
Nine Healthy Months is the perfect sourcebook from a well-known authority on pregnancy health, Dr. Charles Hux. Dr. Hux often appears on The Learning Channel’s A Baby Story.

· A Desperado’s Daily Bread, by Konrad Ventana; (Novella)
This riveting drama follows the trail of a Western outlaw biochemist of the subterranean territories on the hunt for more profound and sublime naturalistic roots.

· A Host of Suspects, by Michael Marra; (Novel)
In tales exploring dark, primal desires of man, Michael Marra creates intriguing characters facing police corruption, revenge, and murder who catch on quickly and arrive at seemingly obvious conclusions, and then discover that things are not always as they appear to be.

· Dancing in the Dark, by Dr. Ronald Keast; (Philosophy)
Dr. Ronald Keast examines the exciting and spooky scientific theories about the fundamental nature of reality and truth that have been proposed by the revolutionary science of quantum mechanics.

· Don’t Kill the Messenger, by Joel Pierson; (Thriller)
Tristan Shays is on a mission he doesn't understand. For two years, he's been plagued by terrifying images of strangers in peril and given orders to warn the victims before it's too late.

· Healthcare Stewardship, by Dale J. Block, M.D.; (Health)
Dr. Dale J. Block writes the first authoritative healthcare-management text applying the principles and practices of stewardship, a concept with religious roots dating back to biblical times, to the production and delivery of healthcare goods and services.

· Honest Sid, by Ronald Probstein; (Memoir)
If you're going to live outside the law, you'd better be honest. This seeming paradox was the operating principle of Sid Probstein's life.

· Promises to Keep, by Thomas F. Dwyer, EdD; (History)
Thomas Dwyer chronicles the war in Pico from two perspectives. It examines the military backdrop against which the taking of Pico occurred, and discusses the military celebrities in command at the time of the siege.

· Stepping Forward, by Howard Elakman; (Sports)
Running has allowed Howard Elakman to eat almost as much as he wants, remain healthy, and make new friends. In this book, you'll find out how to develop a running routine that will improve your health and your personal life, too.

· The Shenfeng Conjunction, by Sean Galt; (Thriller)
General Wang, head of the PLA's Intelligence Directorate, dreams of becoming China's new emperor. Ruthless, sadistic, and brilliant, he intends to rule the world by defeating an unsuspecting America in a new kind of war.

· The Winnersmap Methodology by Dominic de Souza; (Business)
Dominic de Souza discusses sales with authority and introduces a novel sales method—Winnersmap. With this method, behavior becomes aligned with strategy.

To be eligible for the Rising Star designation, authors must publish a book using the Premier Pro publishing package, receive the prestigious Editor’s Choice designation, and complete a Marketing Readiness Survey (MRS). Based on answers to the MRS, the iUniverse Editorial Review Board will select certain titles for Rising Star recognition. In addition to inclusion on the Rising Stars special collections page, Rising Star books will receive a number of other benefits, including:

Industry standard discounts
Custom Cover Design
Supplied media kit, which includes author bio, book description, and press release
Featured in Rising Star catalog and on the iUniverse Web site
Returnability status for book retailers

To purchase any of these iUniverse Rising Star titles, log on to For more information on iUniverse’s Rising Star program, or to begin publishing your book today, call 1-800-AUTHORS or visit


About iUniverse
iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services brand, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self publishing company. The iUniverse management team has extensive editorial and managerial experience with traditional publishers such as Random House, Wiley, Macmillan, Chronicle Books, and Addison-Wesley. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Chapters Indigo in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS.
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