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BOUDOIR COLORING BOOK

A Cultural Cornucopia of  Romance and Beauty!
Illustrated by Laurie Triefeldt

Adult coloring books are taking the publishing world by storm—or perhaps it would be better to say, by a calming wave. As a meditative refuge from the modern world of constant overstimulation, 24/7 activity schedules, and incessantly blinking and beeping electronic devices, coloring books are giving adults a new way to relax, explore their creative sides, and focus their minds.

Every woman needs a room of her own, a meditative space where the bustle of the outside world can be forgotten. Every coloring book fan who loves a touch of feminine glamour and elegance can find their own private place in the enchanting world of Boudoir Coloring Book.

Designed by renowned artist Laurie Triefeldt, Boudoir Coloring Book offers hours of creative absorption in a personal world of calmness and beauty. These intricate images of elegant ladies, vanity tables, perfume, make up, and flowers will transport colorists to a place of rest and relaxation.

Boudoir Coloring Book is especially designed to provide a high-quality coloring experience. Thick, high-quality paper, printed on only one side, gives a smooth, firm coloring surface with no bleed-through, and perforated pages let colorists share and preserve their creative work.

A calming private place far from stress, Boudoir Coloring Book gives colorists their own personal world.

About the Illustrator: Laurie Triefeldt was born and educated in Toronto, Canada. She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and the University of Windsor. Triefeldt is the creator of World of Wonder, the award-winning syndicated weekly illustrated newspaper feature exploring the educational themes of history, science, nature and technology, appearing in more than 100 newspapers worldwide. Triefeldt is also the author and illustrator of World of Wonder: Plants and Animals, World of Wonder: People and Places, and Elegant Tea Party Coloring Book, all available from Quill Driver Books.

$14.95 ($18.95 Canada) • Trade Paperback • 8½” x 10″ • 144 pages
ISBN 978-1-61035-286-4

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Elegant Tea Party Coloring Book

You’re Invited … Relax and Enjoy!
Illustrated by Laurie Triefeldt
On Sale Now

 

Adult coloring books are taking the publishing world by storm—or perhaps it would be better to say, by a calming wave.

As a meditative refuge from the modern world of constant overstimulation, 24/7 activity schedules, and incessantly blinking and beeping electronic devices, coloring books are giving adults a new way to relax, explore their creative sides, and focus their minds.

Coloring book fans are invited to ease their tensions and invigorate their creativity in the immersive world of Elegant Tea Party Coloring Book. Hand-drawn by acclaimed artist Laurie Triefeldt,  these 70 absorbing illustrations of cups, saucers, teapots, muffins, and flowers will give colorists hours of calming focus.

Triefeldt’s illustrations range from intricate geometric patterns on fine bone china to fluid, organic shapes of floral prints, cut flowers, and even a kitten in a tea cup. These complex images offer colorists endless opportunities to create personalized works of art through use of color and shade. And the tea party theme adds a special touch of civilized comfort and relaxation that immediately calms a busy mind.

Elegant Tea Party Coloring Book is especially designed to provide a high-quality coloring experience, using thick paper, printed only on one side, to offer a smooth, firm coloring surface with no bleed through.

Like a rich cup of tea,  Elegant Tea Party Coloring Book is a relaxing and stimulating break in one’s busy day.

Audience: Adult coloring book fans.
About the Illustrator: Laurie Triefeldt was born and educated in Toronto, Canada. She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and the University of Windsor. Triefeldt is the creator of World of Wonder, the award-winning syndicated weekly illustrated newspaper feature exploring the educational themes of history, science, nature and technology, appearing in more than 100 newspapers worldwide. Triefeldt is also the author and illustrator of World of Wonder: Plants and Animals, World of Wonder: People and Places, and the forthcoming
Boudoir Coloring Book, all available from Quill Driver Books.

 

$14.95 ($18.95 Canada) • Trade Paperback • 8½” x 10″ • 144 pages (70 illustrations)
ISBN 978-1-61035-284-0

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KISSING THE CRISIS

Field Notes on Foul-Mouthed Babies, Disenchanted Women, & Careening into Middle Age
by Kara Martinez Bachman

Now available for pre-order. Publication date: February 2017.

Life doesn’t end at 40. It just gets really, really weird. In Kissing the Crisis, humorist Kara Martinez Bachman takes on middle age with a kick-ass Generation X attitude and a willingness to try anything. Bachman’s comic essays recount her many absurd adventures in her forties, presenting a decidedly female approach to the midlife crisis.

Written for every woman who knows that turning 40 is no reason to become respectable, Kissing the Crisis is the field guide you need to blaze your own unconventional trail through the jungle of middle age. Bachman reports from the front lines of the battle to stay awake after 9 p.m., and her adventures will make you scream with laughter, cringe with embarrassment, and vow to tackle your own midlife crisis with a can-do attitude and a tasty cocktail.

Kissing the Crisis tells of Bachman’s fearless exploits such as searching for a child-friendly bar and grill for a parents’ drinking night; reigniting her rock ’n’ roll lifestyle by founding the world’s greatest ukulele-harp goth band; futilely trying to shush a foul-mouthed toddler shrieking obscenities in the grocery story, while everyone judges her for being a bad mother; overcoming her lifelong beliefs about gun control to learn target shooting—and absolutely loving it; and her many other wild attempts to live life after 40 to the fullest, even in the face of the harshest mommy judgment.

Bachman is a fresh, new, irreverent voice in humor, the spokeswoman of today’s middle-aged people, Generation X, who long ago lost the media’s attention but have been quietly redefining middle age as a time of freedom to be yourself without apologies. Kissing the Crisis is an inspiration to all of us living with a youthful spirit that says “Yes!” to adventure and a middle-aged body that says “Meh … let’s get ice cream instead.”

About the Author: Kara Martinez Bachman is a New Orleans-based freelance writer. Her work has appeared in the New Orleans Times-Picayune, NOLA.com, The Writer, Funny Times, NPR’s State of the Re:Union, Ellipsis, Magnolia Quarterly, the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina retrospective, Katrina Memoirs, and numerous other publications.

$14.95 ($18.95 Canada) • Trade Paperback • 6″ x 9″ • 146 pages
ISBN 978-1-61035-290-1

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Where Did They Film That? Italy

Famous Film Scenes and Their Italian Locations
by Romina Arena

 

Three Coins in a Fountain. Roman Holiday. Eat Pray Love. In many of the greatest movies ever made, the biggest star was Italy itself. Where Did They Film That? Italy is a unique travel guide that invites the reader to explore the beauty and cultural riches of Italy through the universal language of cinema.

Where Did They Film That? Italy shows readers where to find the exact locations where many of the most famous movies set in Italy were filmed — plus nearby attractions, museums, restaurants, shops, and must-experience slices of Italian life. The beautiful and historic sites immortalized in great films are the reader’s keys to experiencing the best in Italian travel, art, dining, and living. Special sections highlight romantic Italian sites that are perfect for scheduling weddings and other special events, and the book includes recipes for dishes from famous films and authentic Italian regional specialties.

Where Did They Film That? Italy gives readers in-depth knowledge of the behind-the-scenes details of great films by placing their locations within the full context of their history and meaning to Italian culture. Guided by celebrated Italian popera star Romina Arena, readers will discover the real Italy as Italians know it.

An irresistible combination of film history, travel guide, and the zest and seductiveness of la dolce vita, Where Did They Film That? Italy is a new kind of travel guide that will turn Americans’ love of movies to a love of travel and new experiences.

Audience: Travel readers, film history readers, and Italian culture readers.
About the Author: Celebrated as “the Queen of Popera,” Romina Arena is an award-winning Italian international pop opera recording artist and songwriter who has performed before President Bill Clinton, Pope John Paul II, and many other world figures. Arena has sold over four million records worldwide and has received many major honors, including a Global Citizenship Award from the United Nations in recognition of her humanitarian support for the children of Haiti. Where Did They Film That? Italy is her first book.

$18.95 ($21.95 Canada) • Trade Paperback • 6″ x 9″ • 144 pages
ISBN 978-1-61035-182-9

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Crystal Meadows Coloring Book

A Relaxing Return to Nature
Illustrated by Sigita Alekne

Available now!

Adult coloring books are taking the publishing world by storm—or perhaps it would be better to say, by a calming wave. As a meditative refuge from the modern world of constant overstimulation, 24/7 activity schedules, and incessantly blinking and beeping electronic devices, coloring books are giving adults a
new way to relax, explore their creative sides, and focus their minds.

In today’s world of constant motion and distraction, we all yearn for a return to the calming world of nature. Coloring book fans will love taking a restorative excursion into the organic world of Crystal Meadows Coloring Book. Colorists will lose themselves for hours in these intricate, otherworldly images of plants, flowers, and trees.

Designed by Lithuanian artist Sigita Alekne, the images in Crystal Meadows Coloring Book reflect Alekne’s unabashed love of nature and living things. Crystal Meadows Coloring Book is especially designed to provide a high-quality coloring experience. Thick,high-quality paper, printed on only one side, gives a smooth, firm coloring surface with no bleed-through, and perforated pages let colorists share and preserve their creative work.

Like a cool walk into a primeval forest, Crystal Meadows Coloring Book will calm your restless spirit and refocus your artistic mind.

About the Illustrator: Sigita Alekne was born in 1985 in Telsiai in northwest Lithuania. Raised in the countryside, Alekne grew up close to nature and has always been fascinated by the beauty and calmness of the natural world. Alekne graduated in 2011 with a master’s degree in human rights from the law school of Mykolas Romeris University and has worked for the Lithuanian national LGBT rights organization, one of the oldest human rights organizations established in Lithuania since its independence from the Soviet Union. For the last five years, she has dedicated herself to her artistic work. Alekne is married and lives in Vilnius.

 

$12.95 ($16.95 Canada) • Trade Paperback • 8½” x 10” •
104 pages
ISBN 978-1-61035-285-7

 

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Boudoir Coloring Book

A Cultural Cornucopia of  Romance and Beauty!
Illustrated by Laurie Triefeldt
Publication Date: August 2016

Adult coloring books are taking the publishing world by storm—or perhaps it would be better to say, by a calming wave. As a meditative refuge from the modern world of constant overstimulation, 24/7 activity schedules, and incessantly blinking and beeping electronic devices, coloring books are giving adults a
new way to relax, explore their creative sides, and focus their minds.

Every woman needs a room of her own, a meditative space where the bustle of the outside world can be forgotten. Every coloring book fan who loves a touch of feminine glamour and elegance can find their own private place in the enchanting world of Boudoir Coloring Book.

Designed by renowned artist Laurie Triefeldt, Boudoir Coloring Book offers hours of creative absorption in a personal world of calmness and beauty. These intricate images of elegant ladies, vanity tables, perfume, make up, and flowers will transport colorists to a place of rest and relaxation.

Boudoir Coloring Book is especially designed to provide a high-quality coloring experience. Thick, high-quality paper, printed on only one side, gives a smooth, firm coloring surface with no bleed-through, and perforated pages let colorists share and preserve their creative work. A calming private place far from stress, Boudoir Coloring Book gives colorists their own personal world.

About the Illustrator: Laurie Triefeldt was born and educated in Toronto, Canada. She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and the University of Windsor. Triefeldt is the creator of World of Wonder, the award-winning syndicated weekly illustrated newspaper feature exploring the educational themes of history, science, nature and technology, appearing in more than 100 newspapers worldwide. Triefeldt is also the author and illustrator of World of Wonder: Plants and Animals, World of Wonder: People and Places, and Elegant Tea Party Coloring Book, all available from Quill Driver Books.

 

$14.95 ($18.95 Canada) • Trade Paperback • 8½” x 10″ •
144 pages
ISBN 978-1-61035-286-4

Available for Pre-Order Now. Will ship upon publication.

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INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH COLORING BOOK

Gear Up to Break the Coloring Mold!
Illustrated by Robert Pizzo

Put your artistic mind in gear for a stimulating and invigorating coloring Experience in Industrial Strength Coloring Book.

Designed by top-ranked commercial illustrator Robert Pizzo, Industrial Strength Coloring Book will immerse you in a modern world of industry, factory, tools, and machinery.

Intricate, mandala-like images of gears, sawblades, assembly lines, loading docks, and other industrial installations will give you hours of intense calming focus.

Designed for a superior coloring experience, Industrial Strength Coloring Book features thick, high-quality paper, printed on only one side, gives you a smooth, firm coloring surface with no bleed-through, and perforated pages let your share and preserve your creative work.

The perfect coloring book for busy minds that love activity and purpose, Industrial Strength Coloring Book will efficiently increase your production of fun!

About the Illustrator: Robert Pizzo is a graphic designer whose clients have included The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Verizon, Coke, Pepsi, and Macy’s. He has won awards from PRINT, SND, GRAPHIS, HOW, DESI, AR100, SPD. Someone at Adweek called him “The Most Un-Neurotic Artist I’ve Ever Met.” Pizzo lives in southwestern Connecticut with his wife and daughter.

 

$12.95 ($16.95 Canada)
Trade Paperback • 8½” x 10” • 108 pages
ISBN 978-1-61035-288-8

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Striking out on your own after a lifetime of living with your parents is equal parts exhilarating and intimidating, but most of all, it is awkward. There is so much that people expect you to know that no one ever bothered to tell you before – stuff you actually need to know to avoid bankrupting yourself through overspending, poisoning yourself with bad cooking, or drowning in a rising tide of dirty dishes and unwashed laundry.

You don’t have to learn all this the hard way. Living On Your Own: The Complete Guide to Setting Up Your Money, Your Space, and Your Life is the cheat sheet to help you take your first steps into adulthood with confidence. Living On Your Own is a completely practical guide to starting out as an independent adult, with hundreds of useful tips to help young people set up a new household. Whether you’re moving into a college dorm or into post-college life, Living On Your Own gives you money-, time-, and trouble-saving recommendations, shortcuts, and lifehacks to make your transition smoother.

This readable and comprehensive reference gives answers to all of the decisions, dilemmas, and questions that invariably arise when setting up on your own. Looking for a place to live? Living On Your Own will show you how to cope with roommates and landlords, find a safe neighborhood, deal with moving expenses, and more.

Worried about your finances? Learn all about budgeting, mastering your credit score, saving for retirement, preventing identity theft, and other money topics. Covering everything from the basic budgeting, to home cooking on the cheap, to how to find an eco-friendly detergent, to staying healthy without insurance, to how to not catch an STD, Living On Your Own is an invaluable road map to early adulthood.

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Subtitle: “The Truth About Manufactured Dog and Cat Food”

Not Fit for a Dog! reveals what really goes into modern manufactured cat and dog food — and offers concerned pet owners a nutritionally sound alternative. In Not Fit for a Dog!, three distinguished veterinarians share their expertise to provide an in-depth appraisal of the pet food industry and its products, and their findings will appall pet owners, animal care providers and anyone who cares about animal welfare.

Not Fit for a Dog! shows you a better way to take care of your pets — a wholesome, natural diet made from real food, including easy-to-prepare recipes for pet foods and treats made from organic ingredients that will keep your pet healthy and satisfy his or her natural appetites. Comprehensive information about pet nutrition and raw foods options will help readers customize foods to their pets’ individual needs.

Combining science, social concern and compassion, Not Fit for a Dog! is both an indictment of a reckless industry and a plan for a healthier way of life for both pets and humans.

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Unlike many books on golf, this book is a description and analysis of what it is like to learn to play the game later in life, written from the perspective of recent learner, David Goslin who took up golf at 65, in collaboration with Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Master Teaching Professional, Mary Beth McGirr. A sociologist by training, Goslin has spent 40 years studying the process by which individuals learn new skills.

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In Signature for Success, New Updated Edition, Arlyn J. Imberman shares her handwriting-analysis techniques to help you better understand yourself, your coworkers, and your friends and family, thus improving your relationships.

 

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Subtitle: “How Everyday Movement Will Prevent Pain, Illness, and Early Death — and Exercise Alone Won’t”

Dr. Joan Vernikos, former director of NASA’s Life Sciences Division, presents a comprehensive scientific explanation for why Americans are so unhealthy — and delivers the solution, an easy-to-follow, scientifically proven plan to restore Americans’ health.

In her groundbreaking research at NASA, Vernikos discovered that living with constant resistance to the force of gravity is essential to good health. In weightlessness, astronauts, who are far fitter than the average adult, seem to rapidly age; their muscles, bones and overall health degenerate to levels usually seen in elderly people.

Searching for a way to duplicate this degeneration in volunteer medical subjects on Earth, Vernikos found that keeping subjects resting and immobile caused the same health problems as extended weightlessness. Vernikos’ NASA studies are the only research that has provided a complete explanation for why sitting is so bad for health. Excessive sitting, like extended weightlessness, removes the body from its natural condition of constantly resisting gravity. Being weightless rapidly ages the body; staying immobile has the same effect as being weightless; and therefore modern American sedentary lifestyles promote rapid aging and poor health.

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How to Sleep Late, Do What You Enjoy, and Make a Ton of Money as a Writer!

 

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We are out of stock of all four volumes of the Just Right Crossword Puzzles. They are now Out of Print and unavailable from Quill Driver Books. No new volumes are planned at this time.

The crosswords found in your newspaper are written and provided by NEA (Newspaper Enterprise Association or UClick). Their website is located at http://www.universaluclick.com/puzzles/neacrosswordpuzzle .

If you’d like to contact them with inquiries about the puzzles, send them a message here:

http://www.universaluclick.com/contact

or call 1-800-255-6734

Quill Driver Books and Linden Publishing are no longer affiliated with the Just Right Crosswords in any way.

Just Right Crossword Puzzles Coffee and Croissants   Just Right Crossword Puzzles Beside the Fireplace

 

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How to Find Health, Happiness and Creative Energy Through a Worldwide Treasure Hunt!

Geocaching is a global treasure hunt that has exploded in popularity in recent years with the proliferation of inexpensive global positioning system devices. Geocaches are treasure troves that are hidden and found by geocaching hobbyists, who share their experiences on websites. Millions of people have become geocachers in the last three or four years, finding it to be an ideal way to make new friends, improve health and vitality and reconnect with the outdoors. To the growing ranks of enthusiasts, geocaching is more than just a game.

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Fabulous Finds: How Expert Appraiser Lee Drexler Sold Wall Street’s Charging Bull, Found Hidden Treasures and Mingled with the Rich & Famous gives readers an insider’s experience of the glamorous world of high-value art and antiquities deals, as lived by Lee Drexler, a leading appraiser of fine art, furniture, antiques and jewelry for over 35 years.

 
Drexler reveals the inside story on many of the unique, high-profile appraisals she’s performed in her career,  including her legendary appraisal of Charging Bull, the iconic Wall Street statue. Every art object has a human  story behind it, and Drexler’s work on evaluating the possessions of the wealthy, famous, tasteful and vulgar has  given her a novelist’s eye for bizarre tales and revelations of human character.

 
Fabulous Finds dishes on Drexler’s memorable and revealing encounters with celebrities, including Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Luciano Pavarotti, as well as some comic situations she’d rather forget—like when a famous  rock star tried to get her into his bed. From the Hollywood star who treated Drexler like an honored guest, to the  billionaire’s wife who begrudged her a few pieces of lettuce, to the beautiful young trophy wife who showed up  for an appraisal nude, Fabulous Finds shows fascinating people being themselves.

 
Fabulous Finds also offers a wealth of insider’s advice on how to get the most out of buying and selling fine art,  furniture, jewelry, antiques and collectibles. Drexler’s advice won’t make you an instant expert— but her hard- won knowledge of the inside world of art appraisals will help anyone to avoid being cheated. You’ll never look at antiques—or the people who buy and sell them—the same way again.

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Returns and Exchanges

It's our goal to make sure you are completely satisfied with your purchase. If within 30 days of purchase you are not satisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a full refund (excluding postage). Or we can arrange an exchange for a new product. We can only accept returned products that are in good condition. Ship returns to Linden Publishing, 2006 S. Mary St., Fresno, CA 93721. If you have any questions regarding returns, exchanges, or refunds, please call 1-800-345-4447.