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Junkbox Diaries made it to the Best Drug Addiction Books of All Time

Joshua Tree Publishing is happy to announce that Junkbox Diaries: a day in the life of a heroin addict made it to BookAuthority’s Best Drug Addiction Books of All Time:
https://bookauthority.org/books/best-drug-addiction-books?t=1405ig&s=award&book=1941049702
BookAuthority collects and ranks the best books in the world, and it is a great honor to get this kind of recognition. Thank you for all your support!
The book is available for purchase on Amazon.

The Book of Joann

A Novel Based on Her Life Story, and the Lifetime Battle She Endured with Mental Illness

The Book of Joann is a powerful story of darkness and light—defeat and victory —hope and faith. Joann, my mom, wanted her story to be told. 

As her daughter, I promised her that one day I would share her story with the world, and people would finally understand the true meaning of what mental illness can do to not only the person who is struggling, but to a whole family and beyond. Our goal is to help people understand the reality of mental illness. Not only will this story educate others, but it will offer a voice for all who continue to struggle silently.

Lisa Zarcone is currently the Massachusetts National Ambassador for NAASCA (National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse). She is dedicated to spreading awareness for child safety/abuse and mental health illness/stigmas. She is committed to educating people and promoting change in a very flawed system as too many children continue to fall through the cracks. This is her passion, mission, and goal to break the silence. 

Lisa was honored in the “2023 Women of Impact” by Business West Magazine.

Book details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Joshua Tree Publishing (January 28, 2024)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1956823530
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1956823530
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 11.9 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.56 x 9 inches
  • Abuse Self-Help
  • Popular Psychology Pathologies
  • Memoirs (Books)

Lisa Zarcone

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Lisa Zarcone is currently the Massachusetts National Ambassador for NAASCA (National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse). She is dedicated to spreading awareness for child safety/abuse and mental health illness/stigmas. She is committed to educating people and promoting change in a very flawed system as too many children continue to fall through the cracks. This is her passion, mission, and goal to break the silence. 

Lisa was honored in the “2023 Women of Impact” by Business West Magazine.

Head Case: A Very Painful Healing Journey

“It is in sharing our struggles and vulnerabilities that we connect with others and inspire change in them. Empathy and experience are some of our most powerful connecting points. By offering my own personal struggles, I hope to let others know that they are not alone, and that there is always hope, even in the darkest of times.

“No one should ever feel ashamed for struggling mentally. Going to therapy for mental health should be as normal as going to a doctor for a broken leg. No one is a lost cause, and no one should ever be made to feel that way. Each and every human being on this planet should be given the opportunity to experience love and be given opportunities to turn their lives around. We never truly know what someone has gone through in their personal life. If we want to truly help someone, the most important thing we can do is listen to them. It doesn’t matter where you come from or what you have been through, you can become anything you set your mind to. I hope you overcome the struggles you tell no one about.

“This world needs the healed and healthy version of you.”

Herb Stepherson founded Genesis of Recovery, an intervention firm that helps any and all who suffer from the disease of addiction. Since beginning his own recovery and healing journey, Herb has authored two books, given a TEDx talk, founded a domestic non-profit organization, and given his heart to God.

Though he will undoubtedly struggle with mental health issues for the rest of his life, his mission is to make this world a better place.

For more information, visit
GenesisOfRecovery.com
Junkboxdiaries.com


Book details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Joshua Tree Publishing (January 6, 2024)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 280 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1956823557
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1956823554
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.08 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.71 x 9 inches
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Popular Psychology Pathologies
  • Self-Esteem

BookTrib Review of The Legacy by James Gilbert

“One of the great joys of reading is finding a book that is both entertaining and thought-provoking, one that seems light-hearted on the surface yet explores more complex and deep issues underneath.

James Gilbert’s latest novel is such a book. The Legacy (Joshua Tree Publishing) is a riveting story that is part mystery, part romance, part social commentary — and completely addictive.”
Katie Bloomer/BookTrib

To Read the entire review, click here.

Diane Lang

Diane Lang is a practicing counselor, national speaker, educator, and certified positive psychology coach, has her master’s degree in counseling and is an adjunct at Montclair State University in the Undergraduate Psychology Department. She has written three books, and has been featured in various publications, and on TV and Internet shows. Diane speaks on various mental and emotional health topics including Happiness, Resiliency, Stress management, Parenting Positive Aging, Anxiety, and Depression in both teens and adults. Diane also specializes in Positive Psychology Positive Education and Positive Parenting. 

Shane Michael Whitehead

Quite often, throughout the course of our lives, we will undoubtedly experience firsthand many unusual and unexpected circumstances that could potentially have an overwhelming impact on both our physical and emotional health and well-being. Although these circumstances are many times completely out of our control, they can play a vital role in the thoughts and feelings that frequently consume our minds. These thoughts and feelings have the awe-inspiring potential to not only directly impact our actions, but the outcomes that come along with each of those actions as a result. 

Measure Your Success in Moments

Seeing the trauma and the pain among the youth and young adults incarcerated in one juvenile detention center was enough to propel Sam Burgett into a career of creating and providing reentry services within the juvenile and adult justice systems. 

Through years of working with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated youth and adults in prison, jail, juvenile detention, and work release centers, one thing became clear. Our justice system is not full of hundreds of thousands of bad people. We have a very broken justice system in America. 

This ethnography, compiled over a span of nearly four years, provides a glimpse into the lives of a group of justice-involved young men, allowing readers to gain a deeper understanding of the individuals’ upbringings, the cards that were stacked against many of them from day one, their common desire to change, and their experiences cycling in and out of incarceration. The many trials and tribulations endured by the young men in this book provide a deeper understanding of the importance of measuring our successes in moments when engaging with and walking alongside those who are facing such adversities.


Sam Burgett is a social worker by trade and was the first police social worker in Porter County, Indiana. In 2019, she founded a nonprofit, the Community Change Center, in order to address soaring recidivism rates in Indiana. She enjoys teaching courses in sociology at a local university and facilitating trauma-informed justice response trainings in the community.

James Gilbert

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After an academic career during which he authored ten works on modern American History, (one of them a New York Times notable book), James Gilbert turned to fiction. He has now written a book of short stories and five novels, three of them a mystery series set in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

The Legacy is his sixth published work.

He has twice won awards from the annual F. Scott Fitzgerald short story contest.

Born in Chicago, he grew up in a small suburb just to the south of the city. He graduated from Carleton College in Minnesota and earned a doctoral degree in history at the University of Wisconsin. While a professor at the University of Maryland, he taught at several universities in Europe and Australia as a visiting professor. He currently resides in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Part mystery and part romance, The Legacy is a commentary on the legal profession as well as a vivid picture of a city that has always been divided between an elite upper class and waves of aspiring immigrants. While unraveling the puzzle of an oddly worded Last Will, Adam Chauncey and Sally Warren seek to uncover the secrets of the legacy left by an enigmatic Chicago financier. Their search for answers takes them from the elite mansions North of the city to the Latino neighborhoods of the South Side. What they discover is a dysfunctional family troubled by a strange adoption and a second family related to the deceased. As they explore one lead after another, they begin to realize the complicity of the senior partners of their law firm in a cynical cover-up. Whether or not they reveal the existence of a second, more recent will, presents them with a desperate choice.


Book details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CHLHFP1B
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Joshua Tree Publishing (September 9, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 150 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1956823212
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1956823219
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 9.9 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.38 x 9 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: 
    • Fiction Urban Life
    • Contemporary Literature & Fiction
    • Mysteries (Books)

Ben Hall

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Ben Hall is a writer by day and reader by night. He has authored the St. Noir comic book series that cover the adventures of Captain Cobalt, the Sonic Sleuth and the Mysteries of the Muze.

After serving 8 years with the Marine Corps infantry, Ben continues to utilize those skills and serve his community by volunteering in Search and Rescue. When he isn’t out in the Rocky Mountains, Ben enjoys entertaining friends and family with cooking that draws upon his past career as a chef.

You can follow all of his writing adventures at:

​​​​​​​www.worldofnom.com


Prince Royce was banished after standing up for his father’s honor. Upon meeting the cursed princess, their separate paths became one as they worked to bring justice for the Zuzax Tribe and to unite their fractured societies.


Book details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CJB85Z89
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Centaur Books/Joshua Tree Publishing (September 9, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 144 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1956823433
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1956823431
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 9.6 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.36 x 9 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: 
    • Magical Realism
    • Dark Fantasy
    • Fantasy Action & Adventure

Joseph Small

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Author Joseph Small was born in Columbus, Nebraska, and grew up on a farm near Fullerton, Nebraska. After high school, he became part of his family’s farming business and still works the land and raises cattle today with his four grown children. Since discovering a robin’s nest with four beautiful blue eggs as a young boy, Joseph dreamed of writing a novel. That moment sparked his creativity and changed the way he expressed his surroundings.

​​​​​​​A unique friendship with a neighboring farmer who served under General Patton in World War II gave him this opportunity. This combat veteran and his wife shared bits and pieces of their story until flashbacks of war became too much. Footsteps of a Soldier is based on actual places and events experienced by this young GI far from home and Joseph’s childhood memories.

“Heartbreaking and heartwarming – a story of struggle and triumph, victory, and losses.”

New York Times Bestselling Author Tosca Lee, co-author of The Long March Home

Footsteps of a Soldier is a story of faith, hope, and perseverance for all who have served, all who have loved, and all who have lost a love. 

Based on actual events, Footsteps of a Soldier dares you to imagine being nineteen years old and carrying a weapon. Feel what it’s like to walk in Private Homer’s boots. Laugh, cry, and feel your emotions come alive as you traverse the foreign landscape of war, of lost friends and family, and unforgettable farewells. 

January 1945. As one of the thousands of reinforcements arriving at World War II’s front lines in France, nineteen-year-old Private Homer copes with the strain by dreaming of his rural Nebraska home and clinging to a simple object in his pocket. He finds some buddies among the weary, anxious soldiers from every corner of the United States. Their orders come from General Patton, and they have one final night of rest before they will fight for keeps.


Book details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CHKY68C3
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Centaur Books / Joshua Tree Publishing (September 9, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 140 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1956823425
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1956823424
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 9.4 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.36 x 9 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: 
    • Military Historical Fiction
    • War & Military Action Fiction
    • War Fiction