Beneath the Asylum
This asylum is full of secrets. Some worse than others...
A security guard in an infamous old mental hospital finds something unusual during his routine patrol of the basement tunnels: The sounds of a small girl crying.
The crying sounds are coming from behind a padlocked door in an abandoned section of the hospital, and he moves in to investigate. Unfortunately for him, this is no ordinary girl. What ensues is a story of mystery, intrigue, and suspense. At times horrifying and hilarious, this is a tale of one man’s journey to discover the truth in an asylum where not everything is as it seems, and not everyone is who they say they are...
Inspired by the author's own intriguing experiences as a security guard at a psychiatric hospital, the novel Beneath the Asylum follows a guard’s journey of horrific discoveries on probing a hidden maze of tunnels beneath a decaying old mansion on the site of a mental hospital.
Title: Beneath the Asylum / Jordan Grupe
“Some of the best horror I’ve read since Stephen King’s “Shining”... will have you checking under your bed. Just in case.”
- Lucas Whorley, r/nosleep author of After Alice
“Hey there folks it's me Mrcreepypasta. The best part of any good horror story for me is the mystery... delivers on that amazingly well. Every chapter adds more and more to the growing tension and results in a terrifying and incredible read.”
- Mrcreepypasta, host of Youtube show with 1.5 million followers
“A terrifying, gripping tale full of unexpected twists and turns from Jordan Grupe, a master story-teller with first-hand experience working at a psychiatric hospital and exploring its known-to-be-haunted decaying old mansion”
- Michael B. Davie, author, The Late Man
Jordan Grupe is a Hamilton, Ontario-based author and artist, whose writings are often shared with a vast audience in the hundreds of thousands via the websites Reddit.com (under profile Jgrupe) and YouTube as well as author website: JordanGrupe.com. The author and his works are also featured on an array of other websites, including amazon.com; various books retailers and publisher website, manor-house-publishing.com.
Beneath the Asylum is his first novel. Although it’s a work of fiction, it draws its inspiration from the author’s own experience as a security guard at a psychiatric hospital with a dilapidated, and reportedly haunted, old mansion on its grounds.
First Person Singular Vol. 2
85 Very Short Stories of Wit & Wisdom
Ross Ulysses Munroe
When I was 18, I went to my friend Jocko’s Century cottage on an island in the Kawartha Lakes for a weekend getaway with buddies.
The majesty of Nature abounded, and I had an epiphany sitting on the dock with the lake all around. The wind had riffled the water with a thousand dancing maidens, glistening in the waning sun.
Looking closer, a scene began to develop in every wavelet, each individually telling its own story and together, forming a grand tapestry of a unified whole. Such is the manner in which my life has played out since. And this experience has set the tone for the pages that follow, both the sublime and the mundane.
- Ross Ulysses Munroe
Title: First Person Singular Vol. 2
Available for purchase-order
Available from Ingram (and other distributors)
|Great short stories! Ross is one of the best around!’
‘I love the stories, Ross, and they’re beautifully written!’
‘Delightful, masterful storytelling!’
‘Very visual writing...’
‘I love this... Thanks for the journey, Ross!’
-Kenneth John McGregor
Ross Ulysses Munroe is an award-winning creative talent, having served as Executive Editor and writer of a number of periodicals with his wife Virginia, a children's book, various screenplays and short stories and more. He also produces and directs story-driven jazz videos and has received special recognition at the acclaimed NXNE Film Festival.
Ross is known for his humour and incisive perspective on the human condition. Ross' latest work is showcased in Volume 2 of his series, First Person Singular — a collection of short stories, essays and insights certain to provoke and entertain. From the sordid to the sublime, Ross' writing is primarily drawn from his personal experience, in a delightful and unconventional mix of irony and pathos.
The poems in Snowman are full of intelligence, humor, and craft. I found myself through Keeler’s love of language and ability to capture broad experiences – from the scientific to the political to the personal – moved one minute and laughing out loud the next. A book like no other, brimful of uniqueness and surprise. - Yvonne Higgins Leach, poet-author of Another Autumn
Snowman presents a remarkable collection of intriguing and thought-provoking poetry from R. J. Keeler
-Michael B. Davie, author, Hammertown
R. J. Keeler began writing in 1970 under the direction of Guy Owen.
Keeler’s second book of poetry Snowman, contains poems from over thirty years of writing. His style ranges from traditional forms (sonnets, villanelles, sestinas) to less formal arrangements, and in content from science to silliness, to love and death.
His writing tends to be distinct from many academic writers, for whom he has a mild distain.
Keeler has been published in over seventy literary journals and has won (or been named a finalist in) several contests and awards.
He is currently completing the set of poems for his third book of poetry.
Your Personal Marketing Playbook
The Art of Creating Social Capital On and Offline
Susan Crossman & Paula Hope
“I have read every author on the topic of referrals to build my expertise. This book is exceptional...I couldn't put it down! It is engaging and you can apply it to your business immediately.” - Victoria Trafton, Referral Expert
“The perfect recipe for personal marketing on steroids! A practical, real-life guide for building a powerful Referral Content Marketing Plan! Paula and Susan have crafted a masterpiece…” - Husam Jandal, Digital Rainmaker
“Paula Hope and Susan Crossman's new book brings together the pieces of a puzzle that eludes most people and it’s the answer you've been seeking.” - James Burchill, Bestselling Author, Coursepreneur™ & Producer
Title: Your Personal Marketing Playbook
Authors: Susan Crossman & Paula Hope
Softcover ISBN 9781988058474 List: $14.95 US
Hardcover ISBN: 9781988058481 List: $34.95 US
Publisher/Imprint: Manor House
Non-Fiction: Business / Marketing
Pages: 220 / 5x8” / Standard trade terms
(Other distributors also source/supply/sell this title)
About the Authors:
Susan Crossman is an online marketing consultant, who helps her clients develop, manage, and leverage the web-related content they need to grow their business with clarity and authority.
She has an extensive background as a professional writer and marketer, and she is tenaciously focused on helping her clients untangle the often overwhelming task of showing up more powerfully online and leveraging the internet’s vast possibilities for revenue generation. She’s also the best-selling author of Content Marketing Made Easy.
Paula Hope is a sought-after referral marketing consultant, coach, speaker and trainer who helps talented business professionals become happily booked solid through referrals.
Paula has seen first-hand how powerful referrals can be in the corporate world and now, as a consultant focused on assisting professional service providers to exceptional success, she takes great delight in sharing her information with her clients. She is also the author of Stop The Saboteurs.
Dr. Ian Pranttis
"Each chapter is a shard of Broken Glass. Each one leads us closer to the revelation that we can make a difference in the Climate Crisis if we band together and act now. - Windy Lynn Harris
Claudiu Murgan, author: Ian Prattis’s previous books - Failsafe: Saving the Earth From Ourselves; New Planet New World, and Our World is Burning – should be part of our schools’ curriculum. Shattered Earth is no exception... abrasive message... the existing ecological balance is broken and only a sudden halt of destructive actions fuelled by greed and power can dim down the effects. A must-read for all who care about their legacy."
Title: Shattered Earth- Approaching Extinction
Author: Dr. Ian Prattis
Softcover ISBN 9781988058504 List: $14.95 US
Hardcover ISBN:9781988058511 List: $34.95 US
Non-Fiction: Climate Publisher: Manor House
Pages: 144 / 5x8” / Standard trade terms
Fiction: Novel Publisher/Imprint: Manor House
(Other distributors also source/supply/sell this title)
About the Author:
Poet, Global Traveler, Founder of Friends for Peace, Guru in India, Zen teacher and Spiritual Warrior for planetary care, peace and social justice, Dr. Ian Prattis presently lives in Ottawa, Canada and encourages people to find their true nature, so that humanity and the planet may be renewed. He mostly stays local to help turn the tide in his home city so that good things begin to happen spontaneously. Dr. Ian Prattis is Professor Emeritus at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He is an award winning author of seventeen books. Recent awards include Gold for Redemption at the 2015 Florida Book Festival, 2015 Quill Award from Focus on Women Magazine for Trailing Sky Six Feathers and Silver for Environment from the 2014 Living Now Literary Awards for Failsafe; Saving the Earth From Ourselves.Audience:
First Person Singular
84 Very Short Stories of Wit & Wisdom
Ross Ulysses Munroe
There are the little events in life. And there are the significant events in life. Individually, they all seem to have their place. But what happens when we take them together as one?
A unified picture begins to emerge, much like an impressionist painting, a mandala, a lenticular image, an autostereogram, yielding up an underlying theme that sews one's experiences into a deeper narrative, rendering a profile of the myths we are living out.
It is the Rorschach analysis of our souls. And it has no name.
Title: First Person Singular – A novel
Author: Ross Ulysses Munroe
Softcover ISBN 9781988058542 List: $14.95 US
Hardcover ISBN: 9781988058559 List: $34.95 US
Fiction: Short Stories Publisher: Manor House
Pages: 144 / 5x8” / Standard trade terms
(Other distributors also source/supply/sell this title)
About the Author:
Ross Ulysses Munroe is an award-winning creative talent, having served as Executive Editor and writer of a number of periodicals with his wife Virginia, plus a children's book, various screenplays and short stories and more.
He also produces and directs story-driven jazz videos and has received special recognition at the acclaimed NXNE Film Festival. Ross is known for his humor and incisive perspective on the human condition.
Ross' latest work is showcased in his book First Person Singular, a collection of short stories, essays and insights certain to provoke and entertain. From the sordid to the sublime, Ross' writing is drawn from his personal experience, in a delightful and unconventional mix of irony and pathos.
Sales / Marketing:
The Cancer Conundrum and Ways of Dealing With It
Using Hypnotherapy, Spiritualism and Conventional Treatments to Help You Feel Stronger
“Cancer taught me to slow down and appreciate what I have. It made it very clear life is a gift and should not be taken for granted. Nearly dying prompted me to fully live. I hope that on reading my book you will explore hypnotherapy and the other treatments that helped me and may help you as well to become mentally and physically stronger and capable of truly enjoying life. You’ll also read the inspiring stories of my fellow cancer patients and perhaps find solace and comfort as they did in embracing unconventional treatments that offer benefits. It’s time to reprioritize our lives, focus on what is truly important to us and enjoy life to the fullest. We are survivors.” - Louise Evans
ISBN 978-1-988058-43-6 Publisher: Manor House
Non-fiction: Autobiography, self-help
Author: Louise Evans Format: Trade paperback
List: $19.95 CDN Page Count: 144 Trim: 6” by 9”
Audience: General audience / Cancer survivors
Author resides: New Westminster, BC, Canada
Canada-US-World Distribution: Ingram
"A great read! As a retired hypnotherapist-counselor I found it an easy-to-follow, interesting read... full of helpful suggestions for anyone with cancer… well presented, insightful, informative" - Emi Kordyback, Hypnotherapist, and former Registered Clinical Counselor
Sales / Marketing: Author signings events and book tour TBA. Author has large following via blogs and newsletter and often appears on radio-TV-Internet shows and as speaker at workshops, seminars – book is expected to draw media interest and strong sales.
Coven of the Soul Sisters
Best-selling author Laverne Stewart (Angels and the Afterlife; Healing After Homicide, Haunted Heart) offers a gripping new read with Coven of the Soul Sisters. Her novel chronicles the plight of those accused of witchcraft and sentenced to death in 1690s New England. Then, this intriguing novel catapults forward into current times where reincarnated victims and persecutors of the past find themselves again grappling with religious beliefs and zealots inflicting suffering on non-believers – and witchcraft to some remains an unforgivable sin punishable by death.
“Eloquent, well written and researched… Stewart draws you in and holds you captive. As you turn the pages you cannot help but hold your breath knowing what may lie ahead. The fictionalized account of one of the darker periods in American history seems more real than dramatized. A stunning achievement. “
- Tracy Riva, Midwest Book Review
“… Coven of the Soul Sisters … was almost a memory of sorts. This could have been one of my past lives. Laverne weaves a story that brings emotions to the surface and makes you feel that you are one of the characters. You just need to keep reading to see what will happen next.” - Patti LeBlanc, Spiritual intuitive.
“Being of Irish decent and living in Atlantic Canada, I dove into Coven of the Soul Sisters with anticipation of reading a story about my people from afar and the First Nations communities that welcomed us to this beautiful land. Author, Laverne Stewart was clever to keep me wondering the country origin of the Celtic couple that boarded the ship, in the 1600’s, as they fled witch hunts to find peace with relatives in the New England states of America. Curiosity taunted me to the end. We all have our own way to savour a good read. Mine is to never to turn back a page. I believe my first take on my first read is what I need!
- Julia Bannister, Director, Ceili Kids of Canada,
About the Author of Coven of the Soul Sisters:
Laverne Stewart, best-selling author of non-fiction titles Angels and the Afterlife, and Healing After Homicide, first turned her hand to fiction with Haunted Heart, an historical romance novel set in past and present periods in her hometown of Fredericton, New Brunswick. With Coven, she further explores the realm of fiction and the supernatural. The critically acclaimed author is also a former award-winning career journalist of 30 years, with major newspapers, radio and CTV television.
Title: Coven of the Soul Sisters / Laverne Stewart
Softcover ISBN 978-1-988058-36-8 / $19.95 CDN
Hardcover ISBN 978-1-988058-37-5 / $39.95 CDN
Manor House / Rights Agent: Nigel Yorwerth
Release: Oct. 15 / 2018 Stats: 288 pages, 6x9”
Fiction: Novel / Historical Romance / witchcraft
Marketing: Book trailer and book, signings, events TV-radio-print media interviews in works, author has large following: Prior book, Angels & The Afterlife, in 2010 was top bestseller in Atlantic Canada, June-October 2010 – and Healing After Homicide sold over 1,000 copies within days of its 2017 release.
Book Launch Event: TBA (likely Fredericton and signings to follow in other centers, such as Toronto)
Great Advice! Your 7 Keys To A Better Life!
Home Ownership Help / Landing a Good Job or Career / Starting-Running Your Own Business / Building Your Brand with Marketing / Living a Happy, Healthy Lifestyle / Furthering Your Education / Nurturing Your Relationships
Michael B. Davie
Title: Great Advice! / Author: Michael B. Davie
Softcover ISBN: 978-1-988058-32-0 / $24.95
Hardcover ISBN 978-1-988058-33-7 $39.95
Non-Fiction: Business Self-help-advice
Manor House: 144 pages (Hardcover = case laminate)
World-wide Distribution: Ingram
“You owe it to yourself to check out Great Advice! For the Times of Your Life! a remarkable new book full of helpful advice on a range of topics, including home ownership, financial planning, starting-running a business, and more – a self-help book that’s packed with easy-to-follow expert advice to help you make the right decisions-choices on the important matters in your life. Read this book and become successful!”
- Susan Crossman, author, Passages to Epiphany and Content Marketing Made Easy
"Great advice for every stage in your life, from starting out to starting retirement. The experts quoted in this book also offer tips on home ownership, financial planning, and making the right education choices.
"You'll also find great advice on mending and building relationships - a wealth of information designed to make you happier and more successful in life - I highly recommend Great Advice!"
- Rebecca Rosenblat, psychotherapist, speaker, counselor, and author, Overcoming Betrayal
Marketing-Sales-Audience:Book-signing events, TV, radio, print interviews, and social media promotions and events. With strong opening sales, universal appeal and helpful advice, this book appears headed for best-seller status.
Journalist on Trial
Fighting Corruption, Media Muzzling and a 5,00-year Pirson Sentence in Liberia
Rodney D. Sieh
Journalist on Trial is the captivating story of Rodney D. Sieh, one of Africa's finest investigative journalists. This story will resonate with virtually every journalist today in an era consumed by daily tweets of a sitting US President and a 24-hour news cycle that has seen real news eclipsed by fake news, and attempts to muzzle the free press. As publisher of Liberia's leading newspaper, FrontPageAfrica, Sieh’s explosive reports have led to arrests, prosecutions and investigations of prominent Liberian government officials. Sentenced to 5,000 years in prison for a trumped-up libel charge in 2013 (an attempt to stop him from exposing government corruption), Sieh’s arrest and jailing triggered an international outcry with journalist rights groups (reporters from The New York Times, Toronto Star, BBC) securing his release. Sieh’s work landed him among Reporters Without Borders' Information Heroes of 2014. As a reporter for the Daily Observer newspaper and the British Broadcasting Corporation, Sieh’s coverage of the deaths and disappearances that followed Yahya Jammeh’s coup d’état on July 22nd, 1994, forced him once again into exile to London, where he fled in 1994. He later took refuge in the United States.
Title: Journalist on Trial / Rodney D. Sieh
Softcover ISBN 978-1-988058-39-9 / $19.95 USD
Hardcover ISBN 978-1-988058-40-5 / $39.95 USD
Manor House / Rights Agent: Nigel Yorwerth
Release: Oct. 17 / 2018 Stats: 288 pages, 6x9”
Non-Fiction: Autobiography / Journalism
UK-Europe: Gazelle Books World: Ingram
“searing memoir, a must-read for anyone interested in the mass of contradictions in today’s Liberia…”
– Helene Cooper, author, House on Sugar Beach
“A powerful and important book from a powerful and vitally important voice. Here’s to more of this voice shaping the conversation about Liberia and Africa - for decades to come.” - Rachel Pulfer, Executive Director, Journalists for Human Rights, Canada
“… Rodney D. Sieh is the most committed -- nay, single-minded -- journalist I've ever known... from his youth in a blasted, brutalized Liberia straight through the horrors that forged him… For Sieh, journalism is a creed, a faith that offers salvation to a world in urgent need of it, and his story shows the high price of living without compromise.”
– Brooke Gladstone, Editor, WNYC Radio show On The Media
“Civil war, coups and corruption, you name it, Sieh has chronicled it… This is his story: one of courage, principle and afflicting the powerful.”
- Angela Quintal, Africa Program Coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists
The Dragonfly Effect
“I will take you with me in my journey to self-love and self-awareness. Through my many experiences and lessons learned, some of them learned the hard way, I have become who I am today: An influencer and mentor to humanity through my work, my message and my vision. I am sharing with you all I have learned and how my life changed completely just by adjusting a few things. It was not easy but it was so rewarding in the end… all I have discovered about myself and the world around me can serve you well. It is an honour to have been given this amazing opportunity to share my life and insights with you to help you achieve personal success, wisdom and a well-balanced life… to wake up each morning feeling excited and content to face the day, to feel healthy and abundant, to feel love all around…” Samantha Cervino
“Samantha Cervino is the most passionate and authentic writer and teacher that I know. In her new book, The Dragonfly Effect she takes you through all the steps necessary for you to be able to live your life by design and not by default. Learn from one of the best and get this book today, you’ll be glad that you did!” - Anders Hansen, Illusionist, and Transformational Speaker, AndersHansen.com
"Samantha Cervino helps you master the power within you to achieve a more satisfying and rewarding life. She guides you to a better place, by utilizing the Dragonfly Effect, drawing upon the spiritual interpretation of the dragonfly as being symbolic of change in the perspective of self-realization, and change from within, fostering emotional maturity and the understanding of a deeper meaning of life. She invites you to join her on a journey of self-discovery and self-enrichment, sharing her own insightful personal trials and tribulations along the way... a rewarding journey well worth taking."
-Michael B. Davie, author, Great Advice
Author Samantha Cervino has dedicated many years to improving the lives of children diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, Asperger, Dyslexia and Autism. In her dual practice of energy healing Reiki and self-development coaching, she has also helped her adult clients achieve goals, attain better well-balanced lives, and find great personal success by tapping into universal laws and their personal potential.
Title: The Dragonfly Effect / Samantha Cervino
Softcover ISBN 978-1-988058-41-2 / $19.95
Hardcover ISBN 978-1-988058-42-9 / $29.95
Non-Fiction: self-help / Biography / General audience
Specs: 144 pages, 6x9” Available for purchase-order
Available from Ingram (world-wide distribution)
|Sales and Marketing: Advertising, social media promotions, publicized book-signing events, author workshops / seminars, blog/website posts, media interviews|
Party Like A Mock Star!
Have a Booze-free blast with no-regrets Mocktails!
“This is not a typical self-help book. This is a freaking virtual women’s chat session… This guide will show you how to take part in the dozens of events on your social calendar spiked with libations and entertainment and go home completely sober for a change… learn to mock your way through life with class, and self-confidence. A Mock Star is born!” - Zoe Robinette, author, Party Like A Mockstar!
"Far too many of us are prone to having one drink too many - and then enduring morning-after regrets over our embarrassing behavior - Party Like A Mock Star! puts you back in the driver's seat in a sober fashion thanks to alcohol-free no-regrets 'mocktails'. Tired of having to explain your regrettable behavior after a night partying? This book is for you! Party Like A Mock Star is filled with great advice, terrific Mocktail recipes and lists of prime venues in the US, Canada and Europe offering tasty alcohol-free drinks. The book also shares some of Robinette's adventures with such stars as Cheech and Chong, ZZ Top rocker Billy Gibbons, actors Martin Sheen and Jacqueline Bisset and more."- Michael B. Davie, author,
Available now from Manor House via online retailers and better bookstores everywhere!
Mila Mirkin and John Lister want success any way they can get it. For Mila, that means getting to grad school. For John, it means getting his failing hedge fund back on track. Following the mysterious death of Toronto’s top financial prosecutor, Mila’s brother, Vitaly, is transferred to the role. His first case is against John, Mila’s primary client. As John’s ruthless plan unfolds, Vitaly’s investigation threatens its success and Mila’s safety. John pulls Mila ever closer for comfort, leaving her in a terrible quandary: tell her brother what she knows and expose her secret life, or pretend innocence and put the lives of others in mortal danger.
“…medical devices can be hijacked with a few keystrokes…. the sooner the deaths of the insured, the better the financial returns of investors… This alarming reality is why Vince Fernandez wrote Little Sister. His chilling debut novel… puts a new spin on an old question: How far will you go to get what you want? I find few things more riveting than a good story that peels back the professional veneer of financial power brokers and exposes the underbelly of their corruption, greed, sexual predation, and revenge. With Little Sister, Vince succeeds in doing just that.”
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