Best-selling author June Cotner presents an enriching collection of prayers, poems, and quotes chosen for their power to bring joy back into your life after surviving tough times.

Back to Joy is the antidote for anyone who has hit a rough patch and found it hard to get back to joyful living. This collection includes inspirational quotes, poetry, and prose from current and modern-day poets for freshness and well-known names for familiarity, such as Confucius, Pablo Picasso, Ralph Waldo Emerson, A.A. Milne, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The motivational messages are gentle reminders that “this too shall pass”, and it’s time anew to stand on your own two feet.

If you or a friend or loved one are struggling to escape from the school of hard knocks, Back to Joy follows the uplifting vein of June Cotner’s inspirational books: little ideas to reaffirm to readers that a brighter direction is always possible.



Tangerine Tango is a collection of writings spanning the entire citrus spectrum, from sour to sweet. Edited by Lisa K. Winkler, who has never been ‘a basic beige sort,’ these colorful slices of life are sad, nostalgic, and humorous. They’re about parents and parenting; childhood; food, faith and farewells; jobs and journeys. Empathize, reminisce, and smile. Donna K. Barry • Judy Ackley Brown • Stacey E. Caron • Barbara Chapman • Gabi Coatsworth • Dawn Quyle Landau • Chris Rosen • Leah R. Singer • Madeline G. Taylor • Patti Winker • Lisa K. Winkler • Barbara Younger Chestnut Hill Press For more information, visit



toasts A well-chosen toast can make simple moments special and special moments memorable. Whether it’s celebrating a wedding, a job promotion, a birthday, or a new direction in life, toasting is a tradition that remains a part of honoring important occasions. For nearly 20 years, June Cotner has been the go-to for blessings, housewarmings, new babies, graces, and all of life’s rites of passage. Here, she joins forces with award-winning poet and author Nancy Tupper Ling to provide the right words for every occasion! Toasts is the perfect resource for any moment where one needs to raise a glass. Organized by category and containing many original toasts written just for this book, this timely tome contains sayings famous and profound, suitable and sentimental. Covering births, weddings, graduations, and other events both major and minor, Toasts also provides inspirations for adding meaning to life’s special moments. When it comes to making a toast, knowing what to say and how to say it is a talent that takes practice. Toasts is the perfect place to find fresh original toasts in addition to traditional favorites.


A new (2016) monthly online magazine Live, Love and Eat with authors from all over the globe sharing health tips and wellness wisdom. The contributors are health coaches or in the wellness field. I love contributing to this inspiring magazine! It is free! My article in this issue is Too Busy to Eat?