Client news: The Christmas Carol Murders & 10 Steps to Finding Your Happy Place (and Staying There)

I am overjoyed to announce the releases of two books from two of my wonderful clients: Christopher Lord and Galen Pearl. I was the project manager for both books and the designer for Galen’s.

The Christmas Carol Murders, by Christopher Lord

Harrison Thurman Book
Paperback: $13.95
E-book: $2.99

About the book:
It’s the holiday season in Dickens Junction, Oregon. Local bookstore owner Simon Alastair is getting ready for the community’s annual celebration of Charles Dickens’s well-known story. But when a mysterious stranger shows up in the Junction and is murdered hours later, Simon begins to suspect that his little community has been targeted for destruction by a shadowy organization. With the support of Zach, a dashing young magazine reporter, Simon decides to investigate the crime himself. When a second murder follows, Simon must confront the worst questions of all: which of his friends and business associates is a ruthless murderer? And why is everyone suddenly reading Ayn Rand?

The Christmas Carol Murders is the first of an exciting new cozy mystery series combining the atmosphere of a classic Agatha Christie puzzle, the deft touch of Charlotte MacLeod, a hint of Oscar Wilde’s humor, and the literary spirit of the great Charles Dickens.

The Christmas Carol Murders can be purchased through all major online book retailers. Visit for more information about Christopher and his amazing series.

10 Steps to Finding Your Happy Place (and Staying There), by Galen Pearl

Still Creek Press
Paperback: $16.99
E-book: $6.99
About the Book:
If someone asked us if we want to be happy, most of us would say yes. But we are lousy predictors of what will actually make us happy. Many of us hold our happiness hostage to some future circumstances: “I’ll be happy when I get a job, when I lose weight, when my kids shape up, when I meet the right person…” But happiness is, as they say, an inside job. Happiness is not a destination, not something to be pursued. It is the way we live. Happiness is a choice we make every moment, and each moment is a new opportunity to choose. If we choose repeatedly to be happy, it becomes a habit, our default position. 10 Steps to Finding Your Happy Place (and Staying There) demonstrates how to create these joyful habits, and in truth, each of these steps will bring us back to where we started: ourselves.
All the proceeds from the book will be donated to Edwards Center, a nonprofit serving adults with developmental disabilities, including my two sons who live in one of their group homes and work at one of their sheltered work sites.

10 Steps to Finding Your Happy Place (and Staying There) can be purchased through all major online book retailers. Visit for more information about Galen and her insightful book.


Vinnie Kinsella is a publishing professional living in the Pacific Northwest. He offers an array of publishing-related services, including publication consultation and project management for self-published authors, editing, and document design. More information about Vinnie’s services can be found at

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