Brown Books is kicking off October with three brand-new releases – and we’re bringing you the scoop on our trio of innovative titles! Get the backstory on our latest must-reads, and find out where to get your copies.



  • What: Born at the turn of the millennium, the members of Generation Z are no strangers to today's fast-paced, hyperconnected world. They were born in the Digital Age. They grew up online. Their identities, attitudes, and perspectives have all been uniquely integrated with technology. Now, as they stand at the brink of adulthood, it's time for the world to discover: Who is Generation Z?
  • Who: Writing his first book before the age of 18, Vivek Pandit is more than an author; he’s a prodigy. However, he describes himself as an ordinary teen with extraordinary passions, and we agree!
  • Where: Order the book online; connect with the author at, Facebook, or Twitter; and get a signed copy during Pandit’s Dallas event, happening this Saturday, Oct. 3, 3 to 5 p.m., at Barnes & Noble-Southlake.


     12 WORDS

  • What: Introducing a “handbook for happiness”! The debut title from businesswoman, life coach, and mentor Shirley Palmer, 12 Words: Think It–Feel It–Do It, educates and inspires others to make joyous, confident, and successful choices that are easily within reach. Based on ingenious and enlightening tenets, the author’s motivational work creates an atmosphere of belief and self-confidence that serves as a roadmap to personal and professional excellence.
  • Who: Working with celebrities and high-profile entrepreneurs around the globe, author Shirley Palmer is a recognized visionary in personal and professional development, and the sought-after transformation expert and speaker launched a one-of-a-kind approach to mentorship and motivation as the founder of her eponymous consultancy, Shirley Palmer International, LLC.
  • Where: Order the book online, and connect with the author at, Facebook, or Twitter to learn about upcoming appearances in the U.S. and U.K.



  • What: This compelling novel of historical fiction is the product of impressive research, and author Lottie Guttry illuminates the everyday lives of Civil War soldiers, as well as those who were left at home. Unfolding with great realism, the tale reveals the struggles and triumphs of a North Florida family fighting to uphold their faith and values as the landscape around them plunges into turmoil.
  • Who: The author grew up in the famous East Texas Oil Field, but Guttry met the family that would inspire Alligator Creek during her studies at Stephen F. Austin State University; now, the former literature professor is a popular writer in the Lone Star State, and she’s published musicals, plays, and diverse works in multiple genres.
  • Where: Order the book online, and connect with Guttry at and on Facebook to learn about upcoming appearances.


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