Members’ Books

Books written by NSNC members

NSNC’s Cole Wins Selah Award

Shakespeare and Company bookshop, Paris

Humor columnist Burton W. Cole‘s third “faith, fun and farm pranks” children’s novel, “Bash and the Chocolate Milk Cows,” was released May 1 from B&H Publishing Group, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources. Cole’s second novel, “Bash and the Chicken…

Illinois’ Schrader Publishes 2nd Volume of Columns

jacket of Vol. 2, Hybrid Corn & Purebred People by Barry Schrader

Member Barry Schrader has published a second volume of Hybrid Corn & Purebred People, a collection of a hundred of his columns, run in the Daily Chronicle newspaper of DeKalb, Illinois. He’s considering an e-book edition. The first volume, issued…

Real Estate Witty Topic of Turney’s Book

book jacket of Laugh Your Way to Real Estate Sales Success by Cathy Turney

Have you or someone you love ever thought of selling real estate? NSNC Member Cathy Turney, a 25-year veteran of the business, just published Laugh Your Way to Real Estate Sales Success. In this humorous but positive exposé on the…

Rosby Releases Column Collection

Jacket of Dorothy Rosby book: I Used to Think I Was Not That Bad and Then I Got to Know Me Better

Dorothy Rosby, a National Society of Newspaper Columnists member, published in November a column collection, I Used to Think I Was Not That Bad and Then I Got to Know Me Better. She writes at her website dorothyrosby.com that it’s…

Mary Stobie Publishes ‘Patchwork Memoir’

Jacket of Mary Stobie book: You Fall Off, You Get Back On

Mary Stobie, a National Society of Newspaper Columnists member, released in October what she calls a “patchwork memoir,” You Fall Off, You Get Back On. The 204-page book is published by Liberator Press and is available through local booksellers or…

Cameron’s Latest Novel a Comic Mystery

jacket of Bruce Cameron's Midnight Plan of the Repo Man

W. Bruce Cameron‘s latest novel, to be published Oct. 28 by Forge Books, is a 2014 Kirkus Award for Fiction nominee. The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man is described at this link of Macmillan. The story is a comic mystery…

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’

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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

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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…