‘Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances’ by Leland Melvin

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Retired pro football player Leland Melvin thought his road to the NFL was an incredible journey – until he climbed aboard the shuttle Atlantis and traveled to outer space. Twice. Melvin, a former wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, engineer and astronaut, shares his real-life experiences, triumphs and challenges in an inspirational memoir. The book: “CHASING SPACE: AN ASTRONAUT’S STORY OF GRIT, GRACE, AND SECOND CHANCES” (ISBN: 978-0062496720; Amistad Hardcover Original).

Author Mahogany Star Sizzles with Sexy Sequence of Summertime Book Releases

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Author Mahogany Star brings the sizzle to summertime reading with a sexy sequence of new book releases. Star’s new titles, “Sex Degrees of Separation” and “Summer’s Heat” are sure fire temperature boosters for readers who aren’t afraid of the steam.

In ‘Abduction’ Walter Blair Has Written a Thriller for Readers Who Gravitate to Highs and Lows of a Mystery Pursuit

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Walter Blair’s third novel obviously demonstrates that the success of his first two novels were not flukes. The literary skills presented by Blair in “Abduction” (2017, WBlair Publishing) place him in a class reserved for John Grisham, Danielle Steel, David Baldacci, Lee Child and Michael Connelly, to name a few.

Twelve 11 Media Names Kristin Messerli Managing Editor of Mortgage Women Magazine

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Twelve 11 Media, the Publisher of “Mortgage Women Magazine” and “Mortgage Compliance Magazine,” announced today that Kristin Messerli has been named Managing Editor of Mortgage Women Magazine. Kristin officially started on April 1, 2017 and the May-June 2017 issue of “Mortgage Women Magazine” will be the first issue produced under Kristin’s leadership.

DayStar Books Introduces New Website to Keep Gardeners Informed on Tips and Techniques to Reduce Consumer Gardening Prices

DETROIT, Mich. — DayStar Books has launched a new website and companion eBook offering lesser known tips and techniques to consumers on factors affecting gardening prices entitled “Eastern Market Flower Deals.”

Online Marketing and Customer Acquisition Experts Publish Book, ‘How to Acquire Your First Million Customers’

DENVER, Colo. — Digital marketing veterans Ken McDonald and Chris Newton have written and published “How to Acquire Your First Million Customers,” a book about growing online businesses through a variety of customer acquisition and online marketing techniques. The book is available this week as a free download on Amazon to celebrate the launch.

Oracle Group International announces publication of ‘MAKE YOUR MARK: Personal Branding Through On-Purpose Living’ by Courtney R. Rhodes

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The Oracle Group International is thrilled to announce the publication of “MAKE YOUR MARK: Personal Branding Through ‘On-Purpose’ Living” (paperback; on sale March 14, 2017; $20; ISBN: 978-0692833919) by award-winning, brand strategist, entrepreneur and author Courtney R. Rhodes.

Superfoods Author Stephanie Pedersen Launches ‘Spring Back to Roots,’ March 20-27

MANHATTAN, N.Y. — Spring always makes super foods author Stephanie Pedersen dig her fingers into dark, rich earth and plant anew. That’s why she launches her week-long blog party, “Spring Back to Roots,” on the first day of Spring, March 20, 2017. The event celebrates the publication of her latest book, “Roots: The Complete Guide to the Underground Superfood” (ISBN: 978-1454921424).

Vegetarian Alcoholic to Release Georgia Lundeen’s First Book of Poetry, ‘Spare’

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Minnesota poet Georgia Lundeen, who made a name in verse through her popular blog Shrinks Aren’t Cheap, is set to release her first physical collection of works, titled “Spare” (ISBN: 978-1-940129-69-3), on April 21, 2017, Vegetarian Alcoholic Press announced today.

Moonlite Bar-B-Q-Inn Celebrates Read Across America through Community Outreach Project

OWENSBORO, Ky. — March 2, 2017 is designated “Read Across America” day by the National Education Association, and the Moonlite Bar-B-Q-Inn is taking it one step further. It’s partnering with the University Press of Kentucky and the Daviess County Public Library to host community reading events every Monday night in March.