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P.E.O. Convention of International Chapter

I'm a proud P.E.O. member and was invited this year to voice a couple of videos for the Convention of International Chapter which was held in Philadelphia, PA September 20-24, 2023. "Raise the Bar to the Stars" and "You Add 2 P.E.O." are available now online and through the Sisterhood's social media. Thank you P.E.O. sister, for the ongoing support of women's education through philanthropy!

Harvard Business Review: Emotional Intelligence

I'm thrilled to have been part of several HBR Press books this year!  "Energy + Motivation" and "Grit" were part of the Emotional Intelligence series. And there's one more HBR co-narration to be released soon on another hot topic... AI.

The HBR Emotional Intelligence series features smart, essential reading on the human side of professional life from the pages of Harvard Business Review. Each book in the series offers proven research showing how our emotions impact our work lives, practical advice for managing difficult people and situations, and inspiring essays on what it means to tend to our emotional well-being at work. Uplifting and practical, these books describe the social skills that are critical for ambitious professionals to master.

©2022 Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation (P)2023 Ascent Audio

Back to Visit Misty Hollow with Cynthia Hickey

Cynthia Hickey invited me to produce a few books in her Misty Hollow series in the past couple of years. The final installment of the series will be out soon!

House Mate, Under the Kansas Skies, Book 2

This sweet and clean rom com series by Leah Brunner follows a family of siblings - each with their own love story. In book two, House Mate, there are a few simple goals for a fresh start: 

1. Move out of my parents' house.

2. Get my teaching career back on track

3. Join a widow support group

4. Don't fall in love with my dad's coworker—my new landlord.

A Mystery on Church Street (Historical Fiction)

1943: The world is at war and the outcome is anything but sure.

In the heartland, communities like Caroline, Iowa, must bind together to support the cause. As the war drags on, few families escape paying the ultimate price.

But the unity of this close-knit community is threatened by a violent death: a murder committed in the basement of the town's beloved Church Street United Brethren. Everyone, including the congregation's handsome new pastor, becomes a suspect.

The underpinnings to the mystery delve deep into the town's past...and extend far beyond its borders.

©2023 Gail Kittleson (P)2023 Gail Kittleson

Scientific Americans by Susan Branson

In Scientific Americans, Susan Branson explores the place of science and technology in American efforts to achieve cultural independence from Europe and America's nation building in the early republic and antebellum eras. This engaging tour of scientific education and practices among ordinary citizens charts the development of nationalism and national identity alongside roads, rails, and machines.

Scientific Americans shows how informal scientific education provided by almanacs, public lectures, and demonstrations, along with the financial encouragement of early scientific societies, generated an enthusiasm for the application of science and technology to civic, commercial, and domestic improvements. Not only that: Americans were excited, awed, and intrigued with the practicality of inventions.

Bringing together scientific research and popular wonder, Branson charts how everything from mechanical clocks to steam engines informed the creation and expansion of the American nation. From the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations to the fate of the Amistad captives, Scientific Americans shows how the promotion and celebration of discoveries, inventions, and technologies articulated Americans' earliest ambitions, as well as prejudices, throughout the first American century.

©2021 Cornell University (P)2023 Redwood Audiobooks

Private Government New Release June 2023

Why our workplaces are authoritarian private governments—and why we can't see it

One in four American workers says their workplace is a "dictatorship." Yet that number almost certainly would be higher if we recognized employers for what they are—private governments with sweeping authoritarian power over our lives. Many employers minutely regulate workers' speech, clothing, and manners on the job, and employers often extend their authority to the off-duty lives of workers, who can be fired for their political speech, recreational activities, diet, and almost anything else employers care to govern. In this compelling book, Elizabeth Anderson examines why, despite all this, we continue to talk as if free markets make workers free, and she proposes a better way to think about the workplace, opening up space for discovering how workers can enjoy real freedom.

©2017 Princeton University Press (P)2023 Tantor

Mabel Gets the Ax New Release June 2023

Mabel is forty-something, in the prime of her life. But recently let go from her job at a law firm and adjusting to her inheritance after her grandmother's death. A new home, a new dog, and she's attempting to get involved in her new community by volunteering at the local historical society. On her very first shift as a tour guide things go awry.

Mabel Gets the Ax, by Suan Kimmel Wright, through Mountain Brook INK 2023

Audio Publishers Association Conference 2023
New Release: The Promise of Easter

Although forgiveness is at the heart of being Amish, Anna isn't sure she can forgive Matthew for his role in her brother's death. When Matthew returns to the Amish community, Anna is introduced to a man who has changed since he left. As preparations for Easter begin, might they both find forgiveness and a hopeful future...

An Amish Holiday Book by Marta Perry

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