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Bees & Baseball… Just in time for summer reading!

Summer is here and there’s no better way to make the most of it than with a great book! Whether you’re lounging by the pool, taking a road trip, or just looking for an escape from reality, these books are perfect for your summer reading list. From captivating real life stories about baseball to children’s books about bees , there’s something for everyone. Now’s the time to grab our new releases and dive into some summer reading! Who knows—you might just find your new favorite book while you’re at it! So don’t wait—get lost in a great story this summer and make the most of your time away from work and school. Happy reading!

The Last Dance by Edward Porcelli
THE LAST DANCE: The Eagles’ Rise to Extinction by Edward Porcelli

For the baseball lover. A true story about college players. On February 11th, 2021, The North Carolina Central Baseball team walked into a meeting with the university’s athletic director, expecting to be told they were canceling the upcoming season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, they were told their school was canceling baseball altogether, and that the 2021 season would be its last for the Eagles. Across the nation, historically black colleges and university baseball programs, are on the chopping block. This is the true story of the events leading up to that fateful day and how the NCCU baseball family persevered over the following months. Assistant Coach and author, Ed Porcelli, gives a first-hand account of how the players, coaches, friends, and baseball alumni of NCCU baseball, dealt with the loss of its program. What was the real reason as to why the administration decided to drop baseball? Was this really a financial decision due to the covid pandemic, or were there other factors at play? Be in the dugout, with the players and coaches, as Central enjoys its best and last season representing the Eagles. Presidential photographer Al Drago illustrates the many different emotions of the players during their final season, capturing the last moments of the Eagles, before their inevitable extinction.

Fly Anyway by Amy Quezon-Wilde and Kelly Jo Terry
Fly Anyway by Amy Quezon-Wilde  (Author), Kelly Jo Terry (Illustrator)

For kids story time. Legend has it that there is a quote that hangs in the halls of NASA that reads, “Aerodynamically a bumble bee’s body is not made to fly because the breadth of it’s wings is too small to keep it’s huge body in flight. The good thing is, the bee doesn’t know that and flies anyway.”

This is the story of a little bumble bee who dreams of flying but from the start is told all the reasons why she can’t. Determined, she sets off on a journey that takes her from the beach, to the mountains, to the jungle and lots of places in between. Along the way she learns through friendship and perseverance to believe in herself and fly anyway.

Summer is all about relaxation, and what better way to unwind than by escaping into a good book? These books are our top picks for summer reading and are sure to keep you entertained, inspired, and engaged. You can check out all of our published books by clicking here. Whether you prefer light-hearted romance, empowering memoirs, or thought-provoking fiction, there’s a book on this list for you. So, grab a cold drink, snag a comfortable chair, and get ready to indulge in some top-notch summer reading!

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UFO’s Fact or Fiction?

Polls tell us that the majority of Americans believe in UFOs. While government recently acknowledged the existence of UFOs, it is widely believed that government knows much more than they’ve released to the public. So where can someone curious about this subject go to find more specific information? Powerful alternative sources of information can be found on the internet from witnesses, whistle-blowers, academic researchers, military experts, and scores of interested people. However, separating fact from fiction may be difficult. This UFO book is a compilation of all the experts, their stories and research in one resource for you the reader to decide what is fact or fiction.

It appears likely that the keeper of secrets may not even be the government. If true, this might be advantageous to the designers of weapons of war, and those charged with protecting our country from external threats. But what is advantageous to government may be disadvantageous to the public welfare. For example, what if UFO research led to achieving nuclear fusion which in turn led to supplying the country with abundant, cheap, non-polluting energy, and ending our reliance on fossil fuel? Though there is no way to measure lost opportunity, it just the same is a real loss.

For many years, UFO sightings and reports of alleged alien encounters have been reported around the world. These strange phenomena have caused much debate and speculation about their origin. While some people believe that these UFOs are of extraterrestrial origin, others are more skeptical and attribute them to natural causes or misidentified aircrafts. Despite the lack of concrete evidence, research into this phenomenon continues as many seek answers to the unresolved questions surrounding UFO sightings and alien encounters. With advances in technology, researchers now have access to data from all over the world which could potentially provide insight into these mysterious events. Through further investigation and analysis of evidence, we may finally be able to gain a better understanding of what exactly is behind these unexplained occurrences. With more information, we can strive towards uncovering the truth behind these mysterious UFO sightings and alien encounters. 

A UFO Story Are We Alone?

The field of ufology is a complex one, with scientists and researchers investigating all aspects of possible extra-terrestrial influence from all around the world. This includes studying sightings, examining reports, analyzing evidence, and looking for patterns in events to try to find conclusive answers to the questions surrounding UFOs and aliens. Despite many skeptics claiming that there is no proof that extraterrestrials exist, there are still those who believe that life beyond Earth exists and has had some kind of contact with humanity. With more research into this phenomenon, we can hope to gain better insight into what exactly is happening when it comes to these strange occurrences. 

No matter your opinion on UFOs or Aliens, it is clear that this is an area of research worth further exploration. By continuing to investigate sightings and reports, and analyzing evidence more closely, we can move closer towards understanding what may be behind the phenomena. Until then, the subject remains a mystery and continues to fascinate the minds of many. 

This book by William Northwall, has been compiled to help those make their own opinions. The second edition has 100 pages of new information, like the findings at Skin Walker Ranch. Get your copy and see what is really out there in the universe waiting for us.

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Planning Your Life to the 52nd Power: Planner +

Our newest book is available from Richter Publishing!! Planning Your Life to the 52nd Power – Planner + by Danese Banks.

“Planning Your Life to the 52nd Power,” can help you change your life by changing one small thing a week for the next year. You can make big changes by starting off with simple things once a week.

Each week has a different power to contemplate and a few questions to consider regarding each power. The purpose is to help you focus and be mindful of how you schedule your days and spend your time so that you can experience a life change for the better.

The powers will actually empower you to change your life in an easy and “no pressure” way. Whether you have a big goal already in mind or are looking for guidance in figuring out your next step, this minimalistic styled planner has more than enough space to write your schedule and things to do while providing just enough content to help you develop and become your best self.

This planner is not created with a pre-planned year for you, so you can pick it up and start at any point and time in your journey. Who says you have to plan your goals on Jan 1st?! Just enter in the calendar year and month you wish to start taking control of your life. So, if you’re ready to get started changing your life, this is the planner for you! There’s no time like the present….START TODAY!

The planner is available in paperback and kindle versions. This planner can help you organize your life and create a better schedule. They allow for easy tracking of tasks, events, and goals to ensure that you’re on the right path. When using these tools, it’s important to be aware of all the features available so that you can make the most out of them. Here are some tips for creating a successful plan with this planners:

1. Prioritize – Choose what tasks are most important to complete and prioritize those first in order to stay on top of deadlines.

2. Set reminders – Take advantage of setting reminders within the planner itself so that you don’t forget key appointments or tasks throughout the day.

3. Use the powers – The powers help you recognize events, and goals in your life. This helps to keep everything organized and easy to locate in the planner.

4. Review regularly – Take time each day or week to review what has been accomplished, what is still pending, and how best to move forward with the plan. This can help you adjust your strategy as needed so that you stay on track.

By using this power planner + effectively, you can make sure that tasks are completed on time and that your lifestyle is more organized. With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to create a successful plan that works for your needs!

5. Customize – Customize the planner according to your needs by adding sections or pages that are most relevant to your lifestyle. This will make it easier to stay organized and on track with tasks. This is also why we left the calendars blank, so you can start at anytime in the year!

7. Stay motivated – The planner + is as a tool for motivation and inspiration. Use them to set goals and track progress so you stay focused on achieving them!

By following these tips, you’ll be able to get the most out of your book planner and create an effective schedule that works for your lifestyle! With the right tools, you’ll be able to stay organized and on track with your goals. Grab your copy today on Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/dp/1954094337/

Danese Banks is the founder and CEO of the Life Changer Coach, LLC. She is both a Certified Professional Coach and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner. She spends her time coaching people whose inner blocks and obstacles have gotten in the way of achieving their outer goals, particularly those she refers to as “deferred dreamers”. In her “previous career life”, she was the Managing Partner of the Memphis office at The Cochran Firm, founded by the late Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. She has been an attorney for over twenty-five years and still uses her “legal brain” as a mediator in her separate business, Banks Mediation Services.

Both jobs provide her with the opportunity to serve people in the way she loves best, by solving problems and resolving conflict. When she’s not doing either job, she enjoys walking, dancing, being silly with her husband, two children and fur baby, traveling and shopping. She plans of writing children’s books one day in her future. You can learn more about her at www.thelifechangercoach.com and www.banksmediationservices.com.

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Living Wisdom

As we go into Easter weekend, on this Good Friday… remember “Living Wisdom: Principles for a Life Well Lived.” A book 📚 we published back in 2016 by Rev. Chad C. Fernald. So what is living wisdom? How does a person discover it? 😇💗

The Biblical books of wisdom contain a wealth of practical insight for the ordering of life based on sound principles which lead to healthy patterns for our personal lives, our homes and our communities. “Living Wisdom: Principles for a Life Well Lived,” provides a framework for balanced, principle based living by exploring key areas of life in which God’s Living Wisdom may be readily applied. Living Wisdom invites the reader to be challenged and changed by the straightforward teaching of Biblical Wisdom and confronts all with the call to be wise! Get your copy on Amazon, B&N, BAM! Everywhere books are sold. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0692602542

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We want you!

Richter Publishing is working on a documentary about the publishing industry. It is a blackhole of information out there for new authors. And they get lost in figuring out the different avenues like traditional, indie and self publishing to see which one is the right one for them. Many times they get taken advantage of in the process. This is why we started Richter Publishing 10 years ago. To help authors. We want to interview authors who have already published their books and have gone through other avenues to their book out there. We want to hear your experiences. The good, the bad and the ugly!

We are working with a Capstone class at USF to assist us with the documentary. Please fill out our google form if you would like to be considered for the film. We will reach out to you if we feel your story is a good fit.


Richter Publishing USF Documentary

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Happy International Women’s Day! March 8th 💪🏽🌸✨

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day! It’s is a day to celebrate the women in our lives and recognize the strength, resilience, and courage of all women. It’s a reminder that women have been breaking boundaries and achieving amazing feats for centuries, and that they will continue to do so. This year, let us honor these women and stand together in solidarity to recognize their contributions, lift each other up, and create lasting change. Let’s celebrate women with passion and determination who never give up in pursuit of their goals – women who show true grit even when faced with obstacles or adversity. These women are strong leaders who inspire us every day; be sure to thank them for being powerful role models! We can look towards them for inspiration as we fight for gender equality around the world. On International Women’s Day, let us celebrate women everywhere and pledge to create a better future for women everywhere. Let us use our voices to make a difference. Together, we can show the world that progress starts with women!

Let’s stand together in solidarity this International Women’s Day and celebrate the true strength of women. Their determination, courage, and resilience are an inspiration to us all. Let us not forget the incredible contributions women have made throughout history – it is only with their tireless efforts that we have achieved so much. With passion and dedication, women can drive real change on both a local and global scale. So let us honor these strong women who never give up; thank them for being powerful role models to look up to. Today, let us come together and create a brighter future for women everywhere!

Support amazing strong women, by reading their books! We have many female entrepreneurs, leaders, non-profits owners and just all around badasses in our publishing house. Get their books and read their ground breaking stories by clicking on their books below:

Happy International Women’s Day! 💪🏽🌸✨

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March is National Reading Month!

National Reading Month is an annual event celebrated throughout the United States. This month-long celebration brings together parents, teachers, librarians, and students to promote reading for pleasure and education. During this month, schools typically provide special resources on reading and literacy development. Schools also often host book clubs, author visits, storytelling hours, library time extensions, and other activities that promote books and reading. All these activities help to create an environment where books are valued and literacy is celebrated. National Reading Month is a wonderful opportunity to bring books into the lives of children and adults alike. Whether you’re looking for books about adventure, science, current events, or just for fun.

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March is designated as National Reading Month. Dr. Seuss pointed out that National Reading Month emphasizes the importance of literacy and encourages children, teens, and adults to read more books throughout the month. Dr. Seuss believed that reading plays an essential role in developing important skills such as comprehension, critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration, and digital fluency. He also noted how reading can help to reduce stress levels and increase one’s knowledgebase and understanding of different cultures, people, places, etc. Dr. Seuss wanted everyone to recognize the power of reading during this month-long celebration so they are better equipped with the tools needed to maximize their potential in life. The goal is for everyone to enjoy themselves while celebrating the joys of reading and inspiring others to do the same.

National Reading Month is a great time to explore the wonderful world of books! There are so many fun activities that you can do with your kids or by yourself. Spend some time picking out new books at your local library, or create a cozy reading nook in your living room. You can also make it into a game and challenge yourself to read a certain number of books throughout the month. No matter what reading activity you decide to do, make sure to get creative and have fun! National Reading Month is all about celebrating reading in all its forms and genres. So find some time this month to appreciate reading and get lost in a good book. You won’t regret it!

Check out our list of books from our authors in Richter Publishing to cozy up with this month. Here is our top five best sellers from 2022! Listed in order from most selling books #1 to #5:

Or find all of our books by going to Amazon by clicking below:

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A Galentine’s Day Celebration with Great Books and Friends

This Valentine’s Day, why not celebrate the wonderful relationships you have in your life with your closest friends? Galentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to get together with your closest girlfriends and celebrate each other. What better way to do that then by gathering around a great book? Whether you are looking for a light-hearted read or something more serious, there is always something special about reading a story as a group. Here are some ideas to help you plan the perfect Galentine’s Day celebration!

Choose Your Reading Material Carefully. The first step in planning the perfect Galentine’s Day celebration is to choose the right book. The type of book should depend on what type of atmosphere you want to create for your celebration. If you want an evening filled with light-hearted fun, opt for a comedy or romance novel. If you want to focus on more serious topics such as relationships or self-improvement, pick up a nonfiction book that all of your friends can relate to. No matter what type of book you decide on, make sure it has plenty of discussion points so that everyone can participate in the conversation.

We at Richter Publishing have the best Galentine’s Day books for you and your gal pals! Check out our titles below for your perfect day:

Gather Around the Table. Once you have picked out the perfect book for your Galentine’s Day celebration, it’s time to gather around the table and start reading! Make sure everyone has their own copy so they can follow along and participate in discussions. You can also set up snacks like popcorn or homemade treats so that everyone can snack while they read. Be sure to encourage all of your guests to share their thoughts about what they are reading—this will help keep everyone engaged and interested in the conversation!

Discuss Your Favorite Moments. Finally, after everyone is done reading, take some time to discuss your favorite moments from the book. Ask each person what their favorite part was and why they liked it so much. This will allow everyone to share their own unique perspectives and insights into what they read—which is always an enjoyable activity when shared with friends! It will also give everyone an opportunity to get closer by sharing stories and making connections between one another’s experiences with reading the same material.

Celebrating Galentine’s Day this year doesn’t have to be complicated—all it takes is curling up with a great book and enjoying some quality time with your best friends! Choose an interesting story that captures everyone’s attention and serves as a jumping off point for meaningful conversations about life, love, relationships, and more. By doing this, you’ll create memories that will last long after Valentine’s Day has come and gone! So grab a copy of your favorite book today—it’s time for some much needed girl talk!

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Excerpt from “Secrets to Sustainable Solutions: Tips From Business, Science & Non-Profit Expert” by Lisa Blackburn Ullven

12.1 The Stranger Who Saved My Life

Things happened so fast; I went to travel school and got offered a job to work for an airline in Tampa at the exact job I wanted, close to the exact college I wanted to go to. My best friend said, “Come stay with me at the dorm for a couple weeks while you find a place.” When I arrived, Penelope, with her vibrant megaphone-like voice, yelled, “Hey, Lisa!” from the second-floor window. Yes, she took out the screen to stick her head out the window to get my attention. Afterward, even the people who lived on the downtown streets knew my name and said hi to me each day.

Since my new job at the airline had training in the evening, I often returned late to the dorm. Being just 18 years old—naïve and excited—I felt safe because there always seemed to be a lot of people and activity on the streets when I returned each evening. I started noticing that the same people walked the same exact routes each night. I even wrote to my mom about how nice the homeless people were and how I thought it was interesting that they seemed to have schedules. Seriously, if there was one perk to being homeless, I thought it would be sleeping in and not having a schedule—so I found it intriguing that they walked the same route each night, down to predictable details.

In particular, I was fascinated by one homeless man. With my training, I had to carry three large binders plus heavy official airline guide books that were like those thick, heavy, old phone books so I was especially grateful to him as he opened the door for me each night. I would say, “Thank you very much,” and he’d respond saying things like “You are quite welcome.” When I asked how he was, he would answer, “Very well, thank you” or “Quite well, and you?” Despite his ragged exterior, I could tell he was very intelligent and kind. He seemed more like a butler in an exclusive hotel than a homeless person.

Perplexed that he seemed more like a PhD college professor than a homeless man living on the street, I curiously asked, “You are very well educated, aren’t you?” He looked me in the eyes, smiled, and in a hearty, jolly, Santa-like tone, he replied, “Yes. I am very, VERY well educated.” I felt like he must have been a captain of a ship, a chief officer, or some big position before landing in his current situation, sleeping in front of a door with his main purpose in life seeming to be opening the door for college students. As I looked back at him, I thought there must be a very sad story of how he’d gotten here. I was not ready to hear that story and not sure he was up to sharing, so we just paused for a moment and went on our way.

One night, I had to stay at work much later because we had to do a special training after the office closed that required full access to the computer systems. By the time I headed back to the dorm, the streets were totally deserted. Even though it was a short walk, I didn’t feel good about walking alone. I considered going to a hotel, but I had a very bad experience when I was a kid when a gang tried to break into my family’s hotel room. Plus, I’d seen way too many movies where the single lady walks alone through a parking garage and something bad happens. Plan B was sleeping in the car, but I pictured myself waking up to an angry police officer or worse yet—a mad stranger. As many times as I said I was going to stay up all night, I was always the first to fall asleep, so not sleeping was not really an option. No option really seemed good, and I had to be back to training in a few hours, so I decided the best of the bad options was to go to Penelope’s dorm.

My crime watcher, “be-aware” mindset kicked in. One of the things I’d learned was to have your actions planned out so that if something does happen, you jump into action versus wasting valuable seconds trying to figure out what to do. Having a big pile of heavy books, my action plan was to immediately throw the books at the sign of any trouble. The only other option would be to run to my car, and I had seen way too many suspenseful horror films with the person jingling their keys and the predator right behind them. Throwing my books would pretty much be throwing away my perfect job, but that was my emergency plan. I figured it would distract them and slow them down as they would have to avoid tripping on the binders or slipping on the papers.

As I walked in my business suit with my pile of books in hand, my pump-shoe heels made a tap-dance type sound on the cement sidewalk with each step. It seemed like the sound echoed through each intensely quiet crevice of the downtown block, announcing my presence. As a precaution, I scanned the neighborhood just in case I needed to run. I looked across the street and closely examined alleys and inlets between the downtown buildings.

No cars, no people—I could almost hear my heart beating. Then I took a step forward and looked to the right. In between two buildings, I saw five men dressed in all dark clothing. As one of them uttered, “Get her,” I saw five shiny silver objects flash as they flicked their knives open. At that moment, I threw my books to the right and ran as fast as I could. Most people run well in sneakers, but for whatever reason, I could book it in high heels.

I got to the first-floor dorm entrance, pulled open the door, and ran up the stairs. While I never looked back, I heard the door open and slam and then immediately open and slam again. I imagined at least one of the five men had gotten into the corridor, but I could not imagine why the door slammed hard two times close together. I kept running, got to the second-floor door, and went inside. I heard a rugged voice yell, “Leave her alone. Stay away from her!” The sounds of the door opening and shutting quickly and then quickly again made sense now. Whoever that man was, he must have stopped the gang of men from opening the bottom door—causing it to slam and then slam again. I stayed up most of the night wondering what had happened and who that man was, where he had come from, and whether he had literally taken on a gang of five men.

The next day, the homeless man seemed upset and said, “Why didn’t you tell me you changed your schedule?” He acted like a protective father, upset at his daughter for staying out too late. I’d never had that experience because my father passed when I was very young, but at that moment, I suddenly felt like he was the caring, upset father—up all night, worried sick about his daughter. Confused as to why a homeless person would ask me such a question, I paused in silence. He then said, “We arranged our entire schedule to protect you—reserving a parking spot, having someone at various points. Why didn’t you tell me you were going to get home so late?”

At that moment, he handed me the school and airline books I had thrown into the street. He must have stayed up for hours putting the papers back into the binders, in perfect order. When I went to work, I noticed that there would be one page that still had mud or a stain from a puddle and then the next page would be in perfect condition, showing that he’d taken the papers that had flown out and had put them back into the binders where each page belonged. You could even tell how he’d tried to clean off the dirt and mud stains as there were brush marks on the papers. It was then that I knew for sure that he was the mystery man who’d stopped the gang members from getting to me.

Later, I learned that the college had flyers sent out saying not to go out at night. My friend was fearless and super busy, so she ignored the flyers and didn’t share the flyer until I mentioned the gang that chased after me. The flyer basically said that the campus police were escorting students, but then the escorts started getting beaten up, so the new instruction was not to go out at night. 

The good news is this expedited my new apartment search. I moved into a new apartment that week. Weeks later, I came back to say hello to my friends and stopped by to talk with the wonderful homeless man who had saved my life. I asked someone if the homeless man by the door was around. The person responded, “It’s safe now. They got rid of those homeless people.” The irony is that, had it not been for that gang, I would have never known that the homeless people arranged their schedule to protect me. I hope that kind, well-educated gentleman realized how grateful I am to him. Many times in corporate life I have been advised to stop caring so much for the “little people.” Those little people may just save your life someday.

Get the book now available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BSTNVPGZ Read more powerful stories like this from Lisa that she utilizes to help people find their superpowers.

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Love Never Dies…

Innocence stolen. Love denied. Liv finds herself torn, haunted by memories of her dead boyfriend, tormented by those who may have killed him, and drawn to a mysterious new student who brings with him not only redemption and revenge, but the chance for her to live again.

A Portion of the Eternal by Maurice Jovan Billington

A Portion of the Eternal audiobook is now available on Amazon. By Maurice Jovan Billington (Author), Joanne Petrella (Narrator) and audio editor (Vicky David).

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