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There is a better way.  There was the publishing industry before NFB and there will be a different one after NFB.  The central idea of NFB is community not corporation.  The author, the artist, the editor, the agent, all those involved working toward a common goal: to produce the best books ever or just a really good book.  The author retains all rights to their intellectual property without exception, as well as 90% of the royalties after tax and shipping.  We hope to provide all that is necessary for the author to flourish including editing, design and in some cases representation.  NFB means no excess, no double-speak, no empty promises.  The words on the page are the core, the author is the center and the book is the goal.  Expansion is always happening.  NFB is constantly looking for passionate writers, artists, and anyone associated with the publishing industry interested in something different.

Congratulations to Craig Buchner
Winner of Best Indie Short Fiction 2022 for His Book Brutal Beasts

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New Releases

Breaking Free: A Saga of Self-Discovery by a Gay Secret Service Agent
by Cory Allen 

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A deeply personal, yet candid saga of a gay Secret Service Agent in the Obama era; an agent who was struggling with his own identity, marriage, discrimination and balancing the demands that accompany being assigned to protect the most powerful people in the world

Cory Allen delivers an amusing view into his adventurous life, with culture references, twists and turns of his relationships, and an inside look into the life, as a gay Special Agent in the hyper-masculine career field. Through intense self-reflection he recounts the impacts it had on his life and the hardships imposed by a career in the spotlight.

At the pinnacle of his career, he left the Secret Service to restart his life in California and begin the process of finally being his own person. Struggling to break free from social norms, creating his identity apart from his all- consuming profession, and learning to listen to intuition are at the heart of the memoir.

Virgin Snow
by Moxie Gardnier

 

At 13, Cosi McCarthy wants what every girl in Buffalo wants in the 1960s—to become a happy wife and loving mother. But that dream collapses when her father dies, ugly family secrets emerge, and her widowed mother is trapped in the double standards of a patriarchal culture and impoverished by the city's failing economy. Swept up in the idealism of youth, Cosi soon learns how hard it is to save the world, and that love is easy to mistake when you have no idea what it looks like.

“From the highly charged opening scene of young Cosi slipping into her dying father’s bedroom to the irreverent humor that classifies a handy crucifix and candles as “An emergency kit, of sorts, for Catholics on their last legs,” Moxie Gardiner asserts her writing chops in this coming-of-age story of a girl growing up in Buffalo, New York. Cosi’s heart-rending experiences spring from her desperate efforts to define herself in a culture that expects certain willing sacrifices. Polished by Gardiner’s love for her hometown, Virgin Snow shines. Keep tissues handy.”
--Ginny Fite, award-winning author of The Physics of Things

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We Remain: Race, Racism and the Story of the American Indian
by Keith Burich Phd 

The story of American Indians is an arguably sad and tragic tale of the conquest, degradation, oppression and near extermination of the Native peoples of North America, all driven by a virulent and violent racism that courses through U.S. history. From slavery, genocide and removal from their traditional ecologies to incarceration on barren and isolated reservations, cultural annihilation, disease and despair, they have suffered much since the arrival of European colonists. And yet, they have endured and even triumphed, albeit in unexpected and surprising ways.


In We Remain: Race, Racism and the Story of the American Indian, Keith Burich meets Native people where they live, sharing their narrative in a profoundly stirring way. An emeritus professor of history at Canisius College, Burich uses his experiences and observations to trace the poverty, deprivation, discrimination and inequities of the present to the racial hatred and violence that invaded North America in 1500. Having spent 25 years in Indian Country, he has seen the worst of the Indians’ plight. Injustices notwithstanding, he has likewise witnessed firsthand the beauty, resilience, courage and compassion of America’s First People.


We Remain is a must-read for anyone who wants to better comprehend the power of the human spirit and the unique and tumultuous history of the United States.

A Deeper Dive 
Book 1 in the Merrill Connor Mystery Series
by Deborah Madar 

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Book #1 in the MERRILL CONNOR MYSTERY SERIES

Retired and widowed librarian Merrill Connor is ready to fade quietly into the sunset. But her persistent friends refuse to let her give up on life. Because of their belief in her, she reinvents herself as a podcaster who eventually gains a passionate fan base. With her audience spurring her on, she resurrects the cold case of a local woman who vanished 20 years before. Merrill’s “deeper dive” into that mystery turns into a nightmare when her research leads her into the direct path of a killer.

The Redemption of Uncle Richard, “Boss” Croker The Lion of Manhattan: From Irish immigrant to Tammany Boss

The Redemption of Uncle Richard is in part, an overview of Ms. Caton’s family lineage that focuses on the history of this intriguing and colorful individual.

After decades of working on her family genealogy, Ms. Caton discovered Richard Croker, Tammany Boss, was indeed her great, great, grand uncle, immigrating to the United States from Ireland. She found during her extensive research, many redemptive qualities in this so-called “crime boss”, as she found many of the historical summaries depict him for his negative influence and corruption of New York politics. However, this book investigates and illustrates his character in depth, and ultimately finds him to have some significant endearing attributes while it dives head on into his personal life and his political career.

This biography begins in Ireland, way before Richard and his parents immigrated to the United States and continues throughout his tragedies and triumphs both and out of the spotlight.

Ms. Caton was fascinated to learn about the evolution of our political structure here in the United States and how that structure, in many respects, has modeled the past as well as changed very little from the designs of these formative Tammany bosses, one of which is this Uncle, Boss Richard Croker, The Lion of Manhattan.

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Adam’s Way

The Journey of a Child with Dyslexia and a Resource Guide for Parents

by Mary Ann Coulson

“Hi, my name is Adam. I’m five years old and my mother is about to discover a secret I’ve been keeping from her: I’m dyslexic.”

So begins Adam’s Way: The Journey of a Child with Dyslexia and a Resource Guide for Parents by Mary Ann Coulson. In clear, heartfelt prose that only a devoted mother could craft, author Coulson recounts the difficulties Adam, despite his exceptional intelligence, experienced with learning in traditional settings. She describes, as well, the lengths to which she and her husband, David, went in trying to get Adam the education he needed and deserved. Despite the tutoring, testing, tears, conferences, confrontations, and, ultimately, court actions, Adam was about to begin ninth grade reading at a kindergarten level. Finally, they found relief, a school whose dyslexia remediation curriculum had him reading at grade level quickly, graduating on time and going on to college and a successful career. Only part memoir, Adam’s Way also provides guidance and resources for parents who may be in a similar situation.

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Bail Out: Alfred Mock’s World War II Story
by Christopher P. Gregoire 

“. . . I don’t lay claim to much of a horror tale. Mine pales into insignificance when compared with some of the experiences of others here. Last of all, it’s considered bad taste, a breach of “kriegie” etiquette to tell terror tales. We’re all just a bit tired of them. So, I’ll just skip all that and confine this log to a few notes . . .” – Taken from Alfred R. Mock’s Log Book of Prisoner-of-War Days in Stalag Luft 1

Alfred Mock’s World War II memoir in the U.S. Army Air Force stands out because of the incredible detail this bombardier shared from the time of his entry into the military service straight through to his liberation from Germany’s Stalag Luft I prisoner-of-war camp, journey home and beyond. Christopher Gregoire chronicles Al Mock’s war experience from a “feet on the ground” perspective that compels one to read on.

Come With Me: A Memoir of a Cypriot Girl’s Resilient Life Journey
by Irene Santamas-Kulbacki (Author), Roula Santamas (Narrator)

Come With Me is a series of intimate conversations between a mother and her daughter. These conversations document the mother’s life growing up on the island of Cyprus to her present-day life in the United States. This eighty-year nostalgic journey details the resilient life of Roula Panayides-Santamas as seen through her personal reflections and recollections. Included are added side conversations that showcase the tightly knit bond between Roula and her daughter, Irene.

Sparked by a series of deaths among the elders in her family, Irene was inspired to document her family history while the stories could still be told by her mother. From an arrest for being an accomplice to a murder at the age of fifteen during Cypriot political turmoil, to family customs, recipes, and traditions, this memoir chronicles the life of a young girl growing up on the island, the challenges she faced, life as an immigrant, and the eventual joy she found raising her family in America.

Come With Me is a heartwarming journey that will allow readers to get to know Roula on a more intimate level. A story that will stir up feelings of nostalgia, empathy, and love.

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Far From The Twisted Reach: The Last Road Trip Ever
Matt Bindig

In the summer of 2019, while staring down a deadening depression, Matt Bindig packed up his family for a three-week road trip out West—circling through six national parks—searching for the truth behind Bill Clinton’s words, “There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.” After twenty-one days and 3,700 miles, he returned to his mind-numbingly normal suburban life with a collection of classic family photos and a journal full of scribbled notes. Six months later, COVID arrived and the world changed forever.

“Matt Bindig is the embodiment of Henry David Thoreau in 21st century language and circumstances. Told with understated vulnerability that is both lyrical and engaging. Far From The Twisted Reach, presents a world of disconnection—from personal relationships, community, and nature—and warns that if unchecked, our hectic and unfulfilling lives will destroy both the planet and our souls. But Bindig’s story also gives us faith that there is beauty and goodness in this world if we could only stop to listen, breath, and feel the quiet. Infused with passages of hope, readers wilt turn the last page sure of the belief that our better angels have a chance to tip the scales for good in both small and large ways”
           - Richard Robinson, Jr., is the author of the memoir, The Boy

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The Grape Farm: The Sequel to the Berry-Picker House and Lace Around the Moon
by Mary Pierre Quinn-Stanbro

The Grape Farm is the sequel to The Berry-Picker House and Lace Around the Moon.

Set against the backdrop of 1930’s Naples, NY and New Orleans, LA, where jazz singer, Pierre calls home, the story follows her struggles and racial discrimination prevalent at the time and depicts not only her perseverance but how she thrived. Her life comes full circle when she finds the son she was forced to give up when she was just a child. The book resolves several mysteries, including who murdered the man who ravaged Pierre as a young woman.

Readers will relate to the story as it showcases love between friends and family and the love between a man and woman, who thought that secure love had passed them by.

It is an enticing tale that stimulates all of the senses, making you feel as though you can taste and smell the grapes.

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We All Just Bought A Team: The Biggest What-Ifs in Buffalo Sports History

by Jeff Dahlberg

In We All Just Bought a Team: The Biggest What-Ifs in Buffalo Sports History, readers can learn what could have happened if Terry and Kim Pegula didn’t buy the Buffalo Bills in 2014. Would the team be the Toronto, Los Angeles or Las Vegas Bills? How would the sports landscape change if Scott Norwood made that 47-yard field goal in Super Bowl XXV or Jim Kelly had refused to sign with Buffalo when the USFL folded? What if the NHL had disallowed Brett Hull’s goal in Game 6 of the 1999 Stanley Cup Finals or the Vancouver Canucks had drafted Gilbert Perrault? What if the Buffalo Sabres had chosen Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel became an Arizona Coyote? Buffalo sports fans can explore those questions and more in these pages.

Each chapter opens with a recap of the actual history, then pivots to the what-ifs. Prominent sportswriters, authors, historians and sports pundits then weigh in with their view of each question. It’s like being at a bar or a party where everybody is talking about sports and everybody has an opinion. Not everyone agrees but everyone has something to say. We All Just Bought a Team: The Biggest What-Ifs in Buffalo Sports History is sure to be a hit among Buffalo sports fans everywhere.

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