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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…)

Elizabeth Stewart: The Savvy Appraiser

9780998102504-Perfect.inddPedernales is proud to announce publication of Dr. Elizabeth Stewart’s new book, Collect Value Divest: The Savvy Appraiser.   In this beautiful edition, full of brilliant color images, Dr. Elizabeth Stewart shares her secrets of the art and antique marketplace. Learn what appraisers don’t want you to know–all the tools to assess value, beauty, provenance, and quality.

These real-life cases and rich images instruct on all the Do’s and Don’ts; how, what, and where to collect, the next big thing; clues to identification and worth; online tools for value; how to sell and what to donate; and what your kids do not want.

Conflict of Visions: The Birthing of a University

Conflict-ov-visions-cov-V4.inddPedernales Publishing has just released Dr. Joyce Kennedy’s amazing story of hope and despair, heartache and triumph, told by an insider who was intimately involved in the quarter-century struggle to establish a state university in Ventura, CA. Imagine an unknown woman with no special credentials, and from another country, rallying local citizens, future students, local politicians, the news media, chambers of commerce, and various people of vision, to rise to the call of the past and the promise of the future, and to band together to establish a public university for the greater good. When she started, Joyce M. Kennedy had no idea it would take a Sisyphean struggle in a lovely California city to try to establish a public university. This is a story that had to be told – a true story of clear-versus-clouded visions, hidden agendas, egos, politics, power struggles, threats of closure, myopia, and the ups and downs of a quarter century struggle. It is a story of heartbreak, but also of ultimate vindication and triumph, the creation of a new university in Camarillo, California—CSU Channel Islands, the fastest growing university in the United States and now a “center of light, liberty and learning” as Disraeli would have described it. Conflict of Visions tells the unvarnished story of its birthing.

Tom Wilmeth Releases His New Book on Music and the Artists Who Create It: Sound Bites

Sound Bites Cover -V8.inddPedernales Publishing is proud to present Tom Wilmeth’s new book, Sound Bites a rich and wonderful reflection on his lifetime collection of interviews, essays, and reviews of music and the artists who create it.

During a conversation on Bob Edwards’ radio show some years back, longtime CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace indicated that he had forgotten most of the thousands of interviews he ever conducted. Several years before his death, Pete Seeger said that he could remember only a few dozen songs, if that, when he once knew hundreds. Ramblin’ Jack Elliot appeared on T.V. the other night and told the host, “You know why I’m sure I played the Newport Folk Festival? ‘Cause somebody just told me I was there.” Funny, and yet . . . read more…

Judith T. Lambert Releases Two Powerful New Inspirational Books

TheLight_cover_v9.indd In this ground-breaking novel on the near-death experience that unveils the roots to a global spirituality, Judith T. Lambert explores profound questions. Why has humankind always sought the Light? What do pharaohs and prophets and festivals around the world tell us about the meaning of the Light? A modern woman has an extraordinary dream that seems like a near-death experience. This gives rise to a quest for truth. Dissatisfied with answers at home, she takes her search abroad and enters a world of knowledge through the people she encounters. Propelled by what she discovers, her journey continues to the foundation of religious unity.

The Light: A Modern-Day Journey for Peace moves beyond those elements first popularized by Ray Moody M.D., to the premise that the Light of the near-death experience is actually the bedrock of religion. This modern-day story melds the varieties of religious experience into a visual whole. The essence of God becomes globally and tangibly defined. A guide for today and beyond, this book chronicles the possibility of a renaissance in religion and transforms our understanding through its inviting message. Gods and the names for God have changed in every era, yet one dynamic remains constant—the Light.

Learn how the near-death experience is the springboard for a universal connection. This journey uncovers our prevailing spiritual unity despite our world’s seemingly different beliefs. Ultimately, The Light: A Modern-Day Journey for Peace shows the powerful spiritual bond we have with one another.9780986301551_cov.indd

A Mother Goddess for Our Times recounts how more than 18 million people have traveled to the tiny Bosnian village of Medjugorje to witness daily apparitions of the Virgin Mary and experience her healing powers. Author Judith Lambert, a skeptic, was among them. Events that occurred during her four pilgrimages there between 1986 and 1991, however, convinced her that Mary is not only present but “everyone’s goddess,” a culmination of the sacred feminine throughout history who loves and nurtures all of humanity.