Members’ Books

Books written by NSNC members

Weingarten Pens 1st Children’s Book

Jacket of Me & Dog by Gene Weingarten

Gene Weingarten, the recipient of 2014 Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, has published a new book, his first for children. Me & Dog was released in September by Simon & Schuster. The illustrator…

Jen Grant Releases Two New Books

Jacket of Disquiet Time

Jennifer Grant, a member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, has not one but two books out this fall. Disquiet Time: Rants and Reflections on the Good Book by the Skeptical, the Faithful, and a Few Scoundrels (Hachette/Jericho Books),…

Where’s Clare? ‘Here’s Clare’

Here's Clare by Robert L. Haught

Online columnist Robert L. Haught has published a novel, “Here’s Clare,” which made its debut at the 38th annual conference in Washington, D.C., in June 2014. “Here’s Clare” is a fast-moving story about a strong, defiant woman who teams with…

Picarella Publishes ‘Everything Ever After’

books

Muse Harbor Publishing in June released Everything Ever After: Confessions of a Family Man by Michael Picarella, a member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.The book is based on the syndicated family columns of the Southern California writer. Picarella…

Another Year, Another Deadline (‘Deadline Artists,’ That Is)

New York Journal-American newsroom, circa 1950

Columnists.com celebrates Black Friday, the nation’s biggest retailing day, by announcing the publication this week of Deadline Artists — Scandals, Tragedies and Triumphs: More of America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns. In September 2011, the first collection, Deadline Artists: America’s Greatest Newspaper…

Byko’s Book: ‘Cats Are Supermodels’

Cats Are Supermodels, by Stu Bykofsky

“Love cats? Know someone who does? You’re going to love this,” says Stu Bykofsky. So it’s a serious, calm, reasoned book, out in time for the holidays, that pays respectful tribute to humankind’s other best friends Felis catus? You know…

New Memoir Highlights Columnists and NSNC

detail-Comic Column Confessional cover by Dave Astor

When you stay in one job for a quarter century as Comic (and Column) Confessional author Dave Astor did, it helps to have good reasons for doing so. Here are a few: Heloise, Arianna Huffington, Ann Landers, Abigail Van Buren,…

Perel Publishes Collection

Cracked Nuts & Sentimental Journeys: Stories From a Life Out of Balance, by Saralee Perel

Four-time NSNC column contest winner Saralee Perel has a new book, Cracked Nuts & Sentimental Journeys: Stories From a Life Out of Balance. To read about Cracked Nuts, including how to receive a signed copy, please visit her website: www.saraleeperel.com.…

Wolfgang’s books

bookshelf

Niesielski publishes a humor column collection and a humor-fantasy novel, e-book and paper NSNC member Wolfgang Niesielski writes that he has two books published and available for sale at Amazon.com. The first one is a collection of some of his…

Smiley Has a New Book

Shakespeare and Company bookshop, Paris

Longtime NSNC member, and multiple contest winner Smiley Anders has a new book, his second. It’s Smiley! A Laughing Matter. Anders, with the Advocate of Baton Rouge, La., explains it’s about half autobiography and half items from past columns. Here’s…

New Member has New Book

Cathy

New NSNC member, Cathy Turney, announces her recently published book, “Tales of a Codependent Pet Owner.” Cathy is a San Francisco Bay Area author who has had humor stories published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Bay Woof Magazine and the Contra Costa…

New Book on Writing from Don Fry

Don Fry Cover

Don Fry spoke to our National Society of Newspaper Columnists last  June. You may remember his striking common sense and optimism about  writing. He has just published a book entitled “Writing Your Way,  Creating Your own Writing Process that Works…

Dave Astor’s Book Reveals 25 Years at E&P

openbook

A Book That Includes A Lot About Our Organization! Comic (and Column) Confessional, a memoir by NSNC board member Dave Astor, has found a publisher. The part-humorous book — which will be released this June by Xenos Press — is…

Calif. Member Announces Mystery Thriller

DegnerCover

Virginia R. Degner, NSNC member from Castro Valley, California, has announced the release of a stunning new mystery novel called “Without Consent.” (Stragetic Book Pub.) Ms. Degner is a retired social worker and former newspaper reporter. She has a master’s…

Caneday’s Book Now on Kindle

Kindle

Los Angeles columnist Patrick Caneday reminded fellow NSNC members at NSNCdiscussions@yahoogroups.com that his book is now available on Kindle and is free to borrow for Amazon Prime members. Crooked Little Birdhouse: Random Thoughts on Being Human is a collection of Caneday’s…