“It’s unlike any pregnancy book on the market. I wrote it because this was the book I needed when I was expecting for the first time,” Simonian, the mother of two, says.

“I’ve wanted to write a book since I was in my 20s. But I never knew what it’d be about until I became a mom twice within two years. After my second daughter was born, I found myself feeling more focused and confident and I thought ‘Aha! This is my book how to bounce back in mind and spirit!'” Simonian says.

Celebrity parents Ali Landry, Ian Ziering and Debbie Matenopoulos contributed to the book.

The biggest hurdle was finding the time to write the book while making TV appearances and being a mom.

“C-Lager: Stalig Luft IV & the 86-Day Hunger March”: David Dorfmeier, a retired Army sergeant major, has written a book about the service history of his father, former Fresno resident Sgt. Donald Dorfmeier.

“Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction”: Fresno therapist Forest Benedict’s book looks at how recovery from sexual addiction is difficult but worth the effort.