Books That Change Lives on Sale During Rare Disease Month

February 2021 is Rare Disease Month

Two Amazing Books on Sale 

Diagnosis_Rare_DiseaseOne of the main objectives of Rare Disease Day is to bring public awareness of rare diseases to both policy makers and the general public.  Rare Disease Day is every February 28th and the month of February is devoted to raising this public awareness.

In honor of Rare Disease Day during February, Denise Crompton’s “Diagnosis: Rare Disease” and Sheryl Crosier’s “I Am Not a Syndrome – My Name is Simon” are on sale with publisher All Star PressBooks That Change Lives.

Crompton’s amazing book offers a compelling look at 13 families who received the diagnosis no parents ever wants to hear.  Diagnosis: Rare Disease” provides a heartbreaking exposé of what life is like for families that have a member with a rare disease. Crompton details the journey of each family, including her own, who has one or more children with a rare disease called Mucolipidosis.

The stories wade through the erratic diagnosis process, medical muck-ups, endless pain, a plethora of medical appliances and home modifications, special education, multiple hospitalizations and surgeries, unrelenting stress and the ever-present fear of death.

“Diagnosis” is a must-read for medical professionals and front-line workers who wish to learn how to communicate with families in these difficult situations.  Families dealing with a rare disease will recognize themselves in this book that is destined to be a classic in its field.

February 2021 Sale

“Diagnosis: Rare Disease” is on sale this month only for the discounted price of $3.49 (normally $4.97) in the Amazon Kindle Store.  Order the paperback version today for only $15.97 $12.97 plus s/h.

A portion of proceeds from your purchase go to fund scientific research for cures!

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I Am Not a Syndome“I Am Not a Syndrome – My Name is Simon”

Simon Dominic Crosier was born on September 7, 2010, in St. Louis, Missouri. He was diagnosed with Trisomy 18, and lived for 3 memorable months before passing away in December 2010. Despite his disabilities, Simon had a huge impact on all who came into contact with him. Simon’s big, expressive eyes communicated a wisdom that transcended his innocence.

The book is about Simon’s short and meaningful life, his family and his wonderful caregivers. But more importantly, this story documents the Crosier family’s battle to advocate for their precious son. They had to overcome challenges put in their way by the medical community and even extended family members who never valued Simon’s fragile existence.  The hope is that this story will help motivate health-care professionals and anyone else that reads this account.

“We want them to understand that special-needs children are God’s gift to us all,” explains Sheryl. “Their lives possess inherent dignity and value, and they deserve the best care.”

Simon’s book is on sale this month only for the discounted price of $2.99 (normally $3.97) in the Amazon Kindle store.

Order the paperback version today for only $11.97 $9.97 plus s/h.

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“Destined to Be a Classic…”

“Regarding the topic of Diagnosis: Rare Disease, Denise Crompton amply demonstrates two of her important assets: one is the personal experience with ML III in her own daughter and two, her manifest ability to widen the subject and to bring a streamlined report on a number of other patients and families with either ML II or ML III. The book is [destined] to become a classic in the still little known world of very rare or orphan hereditary disorders.” ~ JG Leroy MD. PhD, Professor & Chairman Emeritus,  Univ. Hosp. & Univ. Ghent

Imposter Nurse – A New Book by Denise Crompton

Imposter Nurse a true storyDenise Crompton, author of “Diagnosis: Rare Disease” has released a novel based on her real-life experience decades ago in New England.  Imposter Nurse is riveting story of a woman named Angie. After moving with her family and getting settled into a quiet, little New England town, Angie feels the desire to go back to work. Her search concludes at the Main Street Nursing Home where she gets hired to work the evening shift. She soon meets fellow nurse Lorraine, and, right from the start, everything she encounters with this caretaker just doesn’t seem right. Before long, Angie is at odds with Lorraine and from there the story takes on several twists and surprises.

This is the second book from author Denise Crompton. She is the author of the five-star rated book Diagnosis: Rare Disease. Both books are publications of All Star Press – Books That Change Lives.

Imposter Nurse is currently only available through the Kindle Store on Amazon.

“Sleep Great for Life” Now Available in Print

Sleep Great for Life

Sleep Great for Life now available in paperback

Every night millions of people throughout the country suffer with some type of sleep disorder. It may be difficulty falling asleep, waking up in the middle of night with the inability to resume sleeping, restless sleep in general, or a combination of these difficulties.

Sleep deprivation can spiral out of a control, lasting for months or years while wreaking havoc on a person’s overall well-being. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Author Rich Nilsen has written a new book, Sleep Great for Life, which offers 14 critical steps for proper sleep hygiene, before laying the foundation for the heart and soul of the book: the easy-to-apply Sleep Great method. The book had previously only been available in e-book formats but is now available in paperback for the first time.

“I suffered with debilitating insomnia and it was wrecking my life,” explained Nilsen. “It pains me to see anyone else suffering with a sleep disorder because I know how difficult it can be, how it can affect one’s personal and work life, and the depression it can cause. Insomnia is a vastly underrated health problem.”

Sleep surveys indicate that fifty-eight percent of adults in the U.S. experience symptoms of insomnia a few nights a week or more.  The impact of poor sleep results in numerous health and personal issues, including depression, increased blood pressure, irritability, difficulty concentrating, lack of sexual desire, just to name a few.

One of the goals of the Sleep Great method is to teach readers that they do not have to rely on sleeping pills to get a good night’s sleep on a regular basis.

“Despite what the pharmaceutical companies would have you believe, the truth is that you can’t buy a good night’s sleep,” explained Nilsen. “The Sleep Great method works extremely well, without the need of any drugs, and readers can begin to apply the concepts the first day they dive into the book.”

Nilsen empowers readers to take back their nights and sleep time by teaching them:

  • To fix any of the missing 14 sleep hygiene steps in their life
  • How to get off all prescription or over-the-counter sleep aids
  • To spot stress factors that bring about insomnia
  • To understand how to lay a proper sleep foundation for life
  • How to properly attack their sleep issue and overcome it once and for all

“I read this book a while back, but wanted to give it a chance to see how well it really worked before reviewing. As a family man that has a full-time job and freelances from home nightly, good sleep has always been an issue. I would go to bed exhausted from the day, but so wired I couldn’t keep my eyes shut. These techniques to achieve a restful night’s sleep really delivered! The concepts and plans are presented clearly without a lot of unnecessary filler making it a quick read. Also, knowing that the author had gone through some of my same sleep issues made it easy to relate with. Great book for a great night’s sleep.” — Donald Shofner, Lexington KY

e-Book and Print Available

Sleep Great for Life is a five-star rated Kindle book on The book is now available in print for the first time from publisher All Star Press – Books that Change Lives. It is available in print and e-book wherever books are sold, including on the publisher’s website at E-book available here for instant download.


To put your sleepless nights behind you, order the paperback edition of “Sleep Great for Life” by Rich Nilsen. Click the “Easy Checkout with PayPal” to order today with any major form of credit card. The book is only $12.97 with FREE shipping within the United States and Canada.  [International customers will be invoiced an additional $4.97 for overseas mail].

See Your Book as a Finished Work

Libraries and ebooksHave you always wanted to be an author? That dream can be a reality. Become a published author and sell books with the help of independent print and e-book publisher All Star Press, Books That Change Lives. Contact Rich Nilsen at to discuss your needs as an independent and aspiring author.

Our focus here at All Star Press is helping authors publish for the e-book formats, such as the Kindle and Nook, and successfully promote their finished work – both print and digital – with a detailed marketing plan. Our top priority is with writers who are looking to make a positive difference in this world.

Understanding the publishing industry is key to success for aspiring authors, and every day our team is analyzing the market and learning the best practices for targeting today’s e-book readers.

The simple truth is that most authors are not marketers. Marketing your book effectively is not easy for the overwhelming majority of writers. Let All Star Press help you sell more books by reaching your audience in new ways. Contact us today.


Life-changing Book Available Free for the Kindle this week

The House That Richard Built

Download this wonderful book today FREE on the Kindle

Tarpon Springs, FL (i-newswire) June 25, 2012 — Kentucky Pastor James D. Smith was raised by a man that, at first, he wanted nothing to do with. A carpenter named Richard became James’ step father at a young age, and over time he won over his young son. In the process Richard used his carpentry skills to teach James vital life lessons.

“I wrote my book for anyone who ever sets out to build something special,” explained author James Smith. “Everyone is building something in life but most of us could use a little help.  This book is meant to share a little help.”

The story of James’ upbringing, entitled “The House that Richard Built: Lessons Learned as a Carpenter’s Son,” is now available for the popular Kindle eReader and it can be downloaded free for three days, starting Monday, June 25. It is available exclusively through for the Kindle eReader, Kindle App, and online through the Kindle Cloud.

“I read this book on a coast-to-coast flight,” explained Rich Nilsen, President of All Star Press.  “My goal is to publish books that can change lives. I was so impressed with the numerous life lessons that Richard taught his step son James that I had to publish this book.”

We are all carpenters; we are all building something. We are building families, marriages, careers, relationships, and legacies. The question for all of us is “do we have the right type of tools and instruction to build the life we want?” You can learn about these power tools for life in the new e-book “The House that Richard Built” by author James D. Smith.

Our lives are always under construction. This book is the power tool you need to ensure that you build an awesome house, not just for you but also for your friends and loved ones. Author James Smith learned the lessons that he shares in this book by working with Richard, his stepfather, as a young man. In his life, James has been a soldier, a high school teacher, a college instructor, a trainer, and a graduate Bible student. He combines his varied life experiences and the skills of carpentry with biblical wisdom in a way that readers will find both useful and refreshing.

“In the Book of Jeremiah, God has told us that He has plans for us: plans to prosper us, plans to give us hope and a future,” explained Smith.

With sincerity and openness about his own life mistakes, James helps his readers identify and apply life lessons that will help them build the life that God has planned.

“The House that Richard Built” takes readers on a life-changing journey into the world of a master carpenter. Some of the things you will learn in this powerful life guide: What it means to: measure twice and cut once, what to do when the roof comes crashing down, how to ensure you’re building on the right foundation, how to focus so you hit the nails, and more.

“The House that Richard Built: Lessons Learned as a Carpenter’s Son” is available free through the Kindle store Monday through Wednesday of this week.

About All Star Press

All Star Press is a publishing firm based out of Tarpon Springs, Florida that specializes in e-books.  Founded in 2011, All Star Press is the publisher of seven books, including “Sleep Great for Life,” “The Road to Recovery” and “Quiet Spaces: Hearing God’s Call in a Noisy World.” The organization helps independent authors market and publish their books in both print and the latest electronic formats. Learn more at


All Star Press presents “Quiet Spaces: Hearing God’s Voice in a Noisy World”

Quiet Spaces by James HaleThere are two types of callings: the loud, drama-filled, unmistakable directions that make the good Bible stories, and the quieter, more subtle, personal nudges meant for one person. These latter ones are not intended for public viewing. They are soft, personal, one-to-one messages from God to someone for whom He has a purpose. Maybe for you. 

All Star Press is proud to announce the e-book release of James Hale’s “Quiet Spaces: Hearing God’s Voice in a Noisy World.” This powerful book is available for the Kindle and all e-book formats

Of the two types of callings, the quieter ones are the more common, but less understood. These are ones that Jesus and so many others experienced in biblical times…and today. It’s these quieter callings Hale teaches the reader to hear. These are much more subtle than the dramatic ones. These messages cascade gently down from on high, and we do hear them, but we often do not listen to them. 

The great physicist Albert Einstein understood the goodness of God – like most people do – but he also understood the quietness of so many of God’s greatest works and how we often miss his messages or think he’s being elusive or tricky. Einstein observed that “God is subtle, but He is not malicious.” Yes, God is deep and profound, but not devious. Understanding God often baffles and confuses us, but there is no deception, no false path. God places the cookie jar within our sight, and invites us to stretch to reach it, without any traps in the way. He calls to us in quiet, subtle ways, and none of His callings are evil or misguided. There are no tricks, no deceit, no misdirection. 

In “Quiet Spaces” author James Hale teaches you the simple steps to make your work your calling. This influential book includes an easy-to-use 45-day devotional on career choices that everyone can benefit from.


“Any young person who reads this book and follows its suggestions is bound to become a better and happier person.” Bethany Holt – Entrepreneur 

“Even though I am past choosing a vocation in life, I still have a road to finish traveling. This book has helped tremendously.” Angela Masters, Retiree 

“God often speaks to us in ‘gentle whispers’ (just ask Elijah). Quiet Spaces will prepare you to hear God’s call to your heart. This is another great resources for Christian workers from a great Christian organization–Path Choices.” James Smith- – Senior Minister, Mt Carmel Chirstian Church, Cynthiana, KY

Are you ready to incorporate your calling into your daily work? Download “Quiet Spaces” today to your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other eReader.

More Authors Opting to Self Publish

Ipad as a reading device

The New Way

This spring, best-selling thriller writer and former CIA agent Barry Eisler wrote a piece in the New York Times about why he turned down a half-million dollar advance from St. Martin’s Press to self-publish instead: He believes he can market his books better on his own.

Neal Pollack, author of several books, including “Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude,” wrote in another New York Times piece called “The Case for Self-Publishing” that “self-publication crackles with possibility as never before” and vowed to bring out his next book himself, as an experiment. He writes… READ MORE

Keeneland Handicapping Book from All Star Press

Know the Keeneland trainersHorse racing fans and handicappers who want to profit at the Keeneland 2011 fall meet need to know the tendencies of the trainers that win year-in and year-out at the Lexington racetrack. “Keeneland Winning Trainer Patterns” analyzes the horsemen and how they have won at Keeneland.

  Learn more about a new handicapping book released this year from All Star Press – available for the Kindle and all mobile book formats  & just in time for the opening of the new meeting this Friday.

New horse racing e-book for Keeneland

Keeneland winning trainersDid you know that…Keeneland racetrack in Lexington, KY held 161 thoroughbred races on 17 days in the fall of 2010.

Trainers winning at least two races totaled 28.

The 28 multiple winners won a total of 110 races collectively or 68% of all races.
Of the 28 multiple winners, nine trainers won at least five races.
Those nine trainers collected a total 64 wins or 40% of all races.

Profiting at Keeneland for handicappers is all about knowing the tendencies of the individuals that know how to win year-in and year-out at the Lexington racetrack.   Click here to learn more about a new handicapping book.

15 Years Later 90-year-old Man Publishes Digital Book

In the prime of death

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Studying journalism in 1937, Roscoe Born never dreamed of seeing his own writing in digital format. But looking back now, the 90-year-old author said he is grateful for the technology advancement that has given him the ability to publish a roughly 95,000-word murder-mystery novel, which he started 15 years ago, in the form of an e-book.


“In The Prime of Death” – get the full details on this book here.