Books by Ohio authors

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Grove City author delights readers with romance, drama in new novels

GROVE CITY — Author Susan Kay Box Brunner recently announced the nationwide release of her new novels: “Karen’s Secret” and “Who’s Who,” and “Sara’s Adventures” and “Dare Say.”

In “Karen’s Secret,” at the age of 10, Karen’s father had sworn her to secrecy about a mystery lying beneath the house. Even her best friend, Sara, whom Karen met in high school, was kept in the dark about Karen’s childhood and about a well-kept secret of the most eligible bachelor in town.

“Who’s Who” begins as Theodor Welch’s smart phone vibrated. He stared at the screen and rubbed his chin, “Who is Tara Scott?” Scott, owner of Scott’s Animal Shelter, hummed through her daily work not realizing her text went to the wrong man. Confirmed bachelor Doug Symith’s weakness was seeing a woman cry, and when Miss Jill Price looked down on old Butch, her dog, with tears rolling down her cheek, he shook his head and thought, “What am I getting myself into?”

In “Sara’s Adventures,” Sara is married to a great man named Ken, a farmer and a prominent CEO of a bank in Mississippi. She is also the mother of two boys. Life was good and blissful, but Sara felt incomplete and was driven to pursue her own business. Sara was quarantined with the flu when she received a tragic call and letter from her mother, Louise, about her father Paul’s death; later, amnesia happened. Would she ever get well? Would her grief have closure? And would Jud Day’s bank grant Sara a business loan?

In “Dare Say,” God-fearing Rhoda Lea, who is married and has seven children, is well regarded in her community. She dreams of being a writer, but her life seized a different path. Rhoda Lea faces the death of her husband and watches their grown children leave home one by one. Her daily life becomes humdrum until Rhoda Lea decides on a cruise, buys a new red Audi automobile and makes arrangements to move into an upscale one-bedroom flat. When she finds herself locking eyes with a well-built man with piercing gray eyes, her life will never be the same again.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the books are available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Brunner is a Christian author of inspirational, romance, mystery and adventure books. She is a motivational speaker and a regular radio personality with host Lisa Stockdale on and is known as one of their sassy seniors. Aside from the “March of Life” trilogy, Brunner has also written the novel, “The Cottage.” She is currently based in Grove City, Ohio.

Ohio’s Haunted Crimes

Atglen, PA— Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., is pleased to announce the release of Ohio’s Haunted Crimes: An Exploration of Ten Haunted Crime Scenes by Kat Klockow featuring jail houses, reformatories, family-owned taverns, bed and breakfasts, and more.

Ohio has seen countless true crimes committed, but the cases presented here are uniquely fascinating as they have left ghosts behind in their wake. Join paranormal author and radio host Kat Klockow on an exploration of ten haunted crime scenes across Ohio. With interviews of paranormal investigators and property owners, discover the tumultuous history of the Ohio State Reformatory, where hundreds of men died and have come back so that visitors can have a brush with the paranormal, too! Ghost hunt at the Old Licking County Jail where over twenty people died by suicide, mob killing, or by setting themselves on fire—their ghosts now roam the halls at night. Visit Ryan’s Tavern where spirits of bootleggers still dart through rum-running tunnels that were closed decades ago. These ghosts and more have survived, living on in Ohio’s ghostly crime tales.

About the Author

Kat Klockow has been interested in ghost stories and reports of the paranormal since the tender age of nine. A graduate of Indiana University Bloomington, Kat holds bachelor’s degrees in both anthropology and Japanese language and culture studies. She is the co-host of the Paranormal View radio show, which airs on the Para-X Radio Network. She has both traveled and lived in Japan, but currently she lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her loving husband, Mike, and their menagerie of pets: dogs Wheatley and Mickey, and their rabbits Sammy and Rowdy. Keep up with Kat’s paranormal activities at her website

About the Publisher

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is a family-owned, independent publisher of high-quality books. Since 1974, Schiffer has published thousands of titles on the diverse subjects that fuel our readers’ passions. From our traditional subjects of antiques and collectibles, arts and crafts, and military history, Schiffer has expanded its catalog to publish books on contemporary art and artists; architecture and design; food and entertaining; the metaphysical, paranormal and folklore; and pop and fringe culture, as well as books for children. Visit to explore our backlist of 5,500+ titles.

Powell authors release latest installments to eye-opening ‘What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up?’ series

POWELL, Ohio — Authors Lori Smith and Amy Loring announce the nationwide release of their new installments of the “What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up?” educational book series: “Occupations Starting With G,” and “Occupations Starting With H.”

“Occupations Starting With G” and “Occupations Starting With H” are the latest sequels to Smith and Loring’s instructive and engaging children’s book series. The books are an exploration of occupations starting with the letter G and H, respectively.

Take a fun-filled ride exploring each profession in prose. These books will give children a peek at careers that spark their individual interests and talents. Read, enjoy and discuss! They can never tell where they are heading until they know what’s out there.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the books are available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Smith and Loring are mothers, teachers and educational consultants, dedicated to providing the very best educational opportunities for all children, especially at-risk students. They are currently full-time teachers, who enjoy speaking to motivate and to inform educators on working with students living in poverty. Visit their website at

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