Category: Members’ Books

Books written by NSNC members

Zezima Delivers Third Book

Book jacket of Jerry Zezima's 2016 book Grandfather Knows Best

President Jerry Zezima in January published his third book Grandfather Knows Best: A Geezer’s Guide To Life, Immaturity, And Learning How To Change Diapers All Over Again. His previous books are Leave It to Boomer and The Empty Nest Chronicles. Jerry claims that “all of them are crimes against literature.” Grandfather Knows Best is based…

Eliscu Publishes Novel

Maine Authors Publishing has released a novel by  Kathy Eliscu. The book is Not Even Dark Chocolate Can Fix This Mess! The publisher’s page has this summary: “Somewhere in Maine, a middle-aged woman is having a serious temper tantrum. ‘Tink’ Casawill is drowning in family and work demands, hormones, a fiance oblivious to another woman’s flirtations,…

Barnes’ Military Family Collection Out as eBook

Shakespeare and Company bookshop, Paris

Terri Barnes, a National Society of Newspaper Columnists member, says that Elva Resa Publishing of St. Paul, Minnesota, on Oct 12 released her column collection Spouse Calls: Messages From a Military Life as an ebook edition. It was released in paperback in March 2014. Terri’s column “Spouse Calls” runs in Stars and Stripes. The volume,…

Mark Segal Publishes Memoir

Mark Segal, a National Society of Newspaper Columnists member, has written a memoir And Then I Danced: Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality. It was published October 6 by Akashic Books. According to a press release, Mark is founder of the Philadelphia Gay News; co-founder and former president of the National Gay Press Association and the…

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 Coop Caper” (2014, B&H Kids), won the prestigious 2015 Selah Award as Best Novel for…

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 in 2010, sold out in two months, the author says. The new volume is illustrated…

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 real estate sales profession, Cathy channels Dave Barry channeling Erma Bombeck with instructive true-life stories…

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 “the book for people who read self-improvement books and never get any better. (Also for…

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 online. According to her website marystobie.com, the volume is “an unusual and just plain joyful…

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 that includes — of course — a dog. Here, it’s a basset hound named Jake.…

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 is Eric Shansby. Weingarten gave some background for his book in his column in The…

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), co-edited by religion columnist Cathleen Falsani, has an Oct. 21 release date. It is endorsed…

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 a political opposite in a new romance and a high-stakes race for high office. Or…

Picarella Publishes ‘Everything Ever After’

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 offers witty and often laugh-aloud funny stories about marriage, fatherhood, family and suburban community life…

Free eBook Offer for Standring’s ‘Opinion Writing’

Shakespeare and Company bookshop, Paris

The publisher of Suzette Martinez Standring‘s newest book on writing is offering a two-day giveaway of its electronic edition. “Give” as in free! On Sunday, June 29 and Monday, June 30, 2014, receive a free Kindle dowload of Standring’s The Art of Opinion Writing: Insider Secrets from Top Op-Ed Columnists. RRP International Inc. is providing…

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 Columns, also compiled by Jesse Angelo, Errol Louis and NSNC member John P. Avlon, came…

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 Stu. He’s the longtime member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists who hosted its…