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The Adventures of Billy Button
A mushroom book for kids


Billy Button lives happily on a mushroom farm with all his friends and family until one day he accidentally gets lost! Follow Billy on his exciting journey of discovery as he learns about himself and meets new and colorful mushroom friends who are very different from him.

Following the release of "Compendium Pandemica," Alyse acquired a passion for mushroom foraging. Finding there were very few mushroom books for children, she wrote and illustrated this colorful story with her husband to help children to discover the beauty and diversity of Kingdom Fungi. 

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Postmortem Professions: 
A Career Handbook


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with dead bodies or what credentials are required to do it? From mortician to forensic pathologist, Postmortem Professions: a Career Handbook covers it all. With over 30 interviews from seasoned death professionals, including acclaimed forensic pathologists Judy Melinek, Cyril Wecht, Jan Garavaglia (AKA Dr. G, Medical Examiner), Oddities star collector Ryan Matthew Cohn, Virginia Lynch the "mother of forensic nursing," and YouTube mortician Caitlin Doughty, you'll learn everything you need to know to obtain the perfect death career.


Hear from forensic anthropologists, a forensic dentist, a forensic artist, death investigators, coroners, museum curators, brain bankers, body donation specialists, a transplant surgeon, and even a cadaver dog about their careers. Anecdotes from the author, a pathologists' assistant, provide a behind-the-scenes look at some of the world's most interesting and unusual professions. Authors and screenwriters will also find a goldmine of useful content in this fun and fascinating guidebook. Get your free copy today!

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Compendium Pandemica: 

A Guide to Horrible 

Infectious Diseases

SMALL-beautiful stacks of all the things

In this fascinating collection of dark medical history, curious cures, and modern medical interventions, pathologists' assistant A.D. Gray examines infectious diseases in a quirky, yet oddly compelling manner. The excessively graphic, borderline ridiculous portraits of microscopic monsters and discussions of dark medical history will simultaneously educate and entertain in a way that neutralizes some of the terror illness can create.


You'll gain a basic understanding of how diseases operate and what to do about them, plus you'll learn that history often repeats itself during global pandemics. Packed with fun facts that might make you squirm, "Compendium Pandemica: A Guide to Horrible Infectious Diseases" is a must-have for fans of disgusting medical shows, bodily horrors, and anyone with an interest in medical history or the microscopic world around them.

Available now through Amazon and Barnes and Noble in paperback and ebook formats! 

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