Category: Members’ Books

Books written by NSNC members

Memminger lands book deal

New York Publisher, St. Martin’s Press, has announced a two-book deal between Minotaur Books and Hawaii-based Charles Memminger. Memminger has been recognized as one of the top humor columnists in the country and is a frequent winner in the humor categories of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists annual writing contest. Memminger began his three…

New book about publicity techniques

Columnists are writers, not publicists. If you finally write that book, what do you do with it? The idea of having to market a book can be a pretty scary one. On the NSNC discussion forum, Walter Brasch recently suggested a new book about publicity technques by a friend of his, Carolyn Howard-Johnson. If is…

Hamill, Crouch and Avlon: Deadline Artists

New York City’s NY1 cable channel on Tuesday, Sept. 27, broadcast a roundtable on NSNC member John Avlon’s new anthology Deadline Artists. It was moderated by Avlon’s co-editor Errol Louis, who works for NY1 as host of Inside City Hall. At the table were Louis, Avlon, Stanley Crouch and Pete Hamill. Hamill is the 2005…

Suzette Standring in Humor Collection

Milton (MA) – Writer Suzette Martinez Standring is published in a book of stories about those embarrassing “comedy-of-error” moments that make us all human.  “Mug of Woe: Tales to Make You Realize Your Life is Awesome” (Amazon Digital Services, $5.99 on Kindle, 223 pages, July 2011) features essays from over forty humorists and stand-up comedians…

Zezima book receives press award

Jerry Zezima’s book, “Leave It to Boomer,” recently won humor book of the year honors from the Connecticut Press Club.   Jerry, also, was a recent guest on “Senior Moments,” a cable access TV program on Channel 20 on Long Island, N.Y. The National Society of Newspaper Columnists was mentioned on the show.   http://www.vimeo.com/28073383   Zezima writes…

Bruce Cameron to speak in hometown

Petoskey, Michigan, is a quaint resort town in the upper part of the lower peninsula of Michigan, population around 6,000. The most exciting stories in headlines of the local paper talk about things like school lunch prices, parking in downtown, and a car accident on cemetery road. About the best thing going for Petoskey is tourism. …

A Humorous Collection of Ladies’ Lingo

Anna Lefler is the author of the forthcoming humor book The CHICKtionary:  From A-Line to Z-Snap, the Words Every Woman Should Know, published by Adams Media.  The book is scheduled for release this November and is available online for presale at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The CHICKtionary is a humorous dictionary of the words…

Rave Review for Lieber Book

Bad Dad Update The Fort Worth Weekly gives Dave Lieber a rave review on his latest book, “Bad Dad” telling more about the story covered in the book. Lieber and 11 year old son Austin were having breakfast at a McDonald’s not far from their home. Austin finished and started acting out, nagging Dad to…

So…what do you think of book trailers?

Jennifer Grant asked her NSNC friends to give their opinions regarding a book trailer created by a friend at loudtoast.com for her upcoming novel “Love You More” published by Thomas Nelson Pub. and available August 2011 .   Following the invisible thread of connection between people who are seemingly intended to become family, journalist Jennifer Grant shares the deeply…

Zazz Gets Another Great Book Deal

Best-selling author Jeffrey Zaslow has snared another fantastic book deal. He will assist Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and her husband, recently retired astronaut Mark Kelly, in telling the story of their life before and since the January shooting rampage in Tucson in which she suffered a severe head wound. NASA astronaut and Navy Capt. Mark…

Brasch writes book on nuclear issues

Government Can Seize Your Land to Build Nuke Plant An AP investigative series shows that up to 3/4 of all Nukes pose potential health problems. The problem is even more acute with Nukes that are near the end of their 40-year projected life cycle. There was a recent meltdown of a plant in Japan, the…

Top Ten American Columns in History

DETROIT, Saturday, June 25, 2011 —  In a survey of columnists nationwide, the top American column in history was typed up by the late, great Ernie Pyle. Pyle’s “The Death of Captain Waskow” first was published Jan. 10, 1944, by his syndicate, Scripps Howard. John Avlon, senior political columnist for Newsweek-The Daily Beast, created the…

New Column for Suzette Standring

Suzette Martinez Standring is now writing a humor column for The Milton Patch, “The Funny Side of the Street.” The Milton Patch is part of AOL’s national network of on-line local newspapers.  She continues to write her syndicated religion column for GateHouse News Service. Suzette also landed an agent, Rita Rosenkranz of the Rita Rosenkranz…

New Book from LA Columnist

Los Angeles columnist and NSNC member Patrick Caneday has just published his first book. Crooked Little Birdhouse: Random Thoughts on Being Human is a collection of Caneday’s “Small Wonders” columns that have appeared in the Glendale News Press and Burbank Leader. But, with the addition of a series of previously unpublished, lengthier essays, he explores…

New Book from Michigan Member

Eileen Button’s book, The Waiting Place: Learning to Appreciate Life’s Little Delays, has been released by Thomas Nelson. In this collection of essays, Button writes about the beauty and humor of waiting for things like a place called home … a baby’s healing … a husband’s return … a mother’s acceptance … and a loved…

Cameron’s latest book now in paperback

A Dog's Purpose

NSNC member W. Bruce Cameron, who will receive the Columnist of the Year Award at the Detroit Conference, recently informed us, “My novel, “A Dog’s Purpose,” which spent 19 weeks on the NY Times bestseller list as a hard cover, will be out in paperback on May 24th, 2011.” Cameron has already made headlines with the…

Frank has new book on Folklore

Russell Frank’s book, titled “Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet,” was just published by the University Press of Mississippi.  An examination of the fireworks and folderol that erupt when folklore and current events collide Newslore is folklore that comments on and hinges on knowledge of current events. These expressions come in many forms: jokes, urban…