Category: Members’ Books

Books written by NSNC members

Anne Grimm Keeps Turning Out Books

Washington state columnist Anne Louise Grimm has several books in the works. Two are being self-published with Xlibris: “Anything Goes, Tedi, Deysha & Glenrose, Too” is a collection of fantasy and science fiction short stories, due to be released soon; and “It’s a Dog’s Life”, as she says “was written by my (immigrant) dog Trixi…

Tammeus’ Book Drawing Great Reviews

  Just a few weeks after the University of Missouri Press released former NSNC President Bill Tammeus’ new book in September, it ordered a second printing. “They Were Just People: Stories of Rescue in Poland During the Holocaust,” by Tammeus and co-author Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn has met with brisk sales and great reviews, including one…

Saralee Perel has book coming out

Nationally syndicated award-winning columnist, Saralee Perel, has signed with agent Bob Mecoy for her newest non-fiction book, “Eddie’s Philosophy.” Saralee says, “Eddie the Cat, an NSNC 2008 award-winning columnist, bluntly shares his no-nonsense values, his shenanigans and his life with my husband, Bob, and me. I only wish Eddie didn’t have nine lives. I wish…

New book from Kelly Kazek

Kelly Kazek’s book “Fairly Odd Mother: Musings of a Slightly Off Southern Mom” is being released. The hardcover book contains a collection of Kazek’s award-winning humor columns published in The News Courier and syndicated through Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. News Service. A portion of proceeds will go to Art on the Square, a community arts…

Ernie Witham has new book

“A Year in the Life of a ‘Working’ Writer. A Memoir to the Best of the Recollection of Ernie Witham“, chronicles Ernie’s constant search for that next humor column and the life surrounding a humor columnist, including the daily interactions with his family, friends, fellow writers and all the people he meets in a year’s…

Rearick’s Stories Chosen for Collections

“Kudzu’s Last Stand,” a short story by Cappy Hall Rearick, was selected to appear in the Florida Writers Association Collection #1 — From Our Family to Yours. Another short story, “A Cellular Christmas,” was picked for publication in “Christmas Traditions,” a collection of holiday stories.   Her most recent book, a novel titled “Return to…

Schwartzberg’s book released

Joel Schwartzberg, second place winner in the Online Category of the 2009 writing contest, has a new book which was just released, “The 40-Year-Old Version: Humoirs of a Divorced Dad”.  You can find more information at: http://www.divorceddadbook.com/. *NOTE:  When you click on the Amazon link from our website and buy a book at Amazon, a percentage of…

Lopez Receives Mental Health Award

Steve Lopez

Mental Health America presented a special award, The Bell Award for Significant Contributions to Mental Health Journalism, to Steve Lopez of the Los Angeles Times at a media awards luncheon in Washington, D.C.   Lopez, the 2009 conference keynote speaker, is the author of “The Soloist,” which inspired the film of the same name. He won…

Shaberman has book published

Freelance writer Ben Shaberman of Baltimore has had a book published.  “The Vegan Monologues” is a collection of “humorous, intelligent and insightful essays on vegan life.”   The book explores the lighter side of the meat-free lifestyle.  Shaberman’s reflections will put a smile on the faces of vegans and omnivores alike.    Shaberman’s essays have appeared…

Casto Book on Ohio River Flood Is Released

 NSNC Education Foundation President Jim Casto has a new book out.  “The Great Ohio River Flood of 1937” is his 10th book and his fifth straight “Images of America” book for Arcadia Publishing.  The retired Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch associate editor is prolific to say the least. A review in the newspaper by Dave Lavender told…

Celebrities Skewered in New York Post Columnist’s Book

Celebrities Skewered in New York Post Columnist’s Book  Celebutard: a compound of celebrity, debutante, and retard New York Post columnist (and NSNC member) Andrea Peyser targets celebrities in a new book from Kensington publishers titled “Celebutards: The Hollywood Hacks, Limousine Liberals and Pandering Politicians Who Are Destroying America.” “The book takes a fun look at…

Standring Picks Up Book Award in New York

Suzette Martinez Standring

Suzette Standring’s widely read book on column writing won an honorable mention in ForeWord Magazine’s 2008 Book of the Year Awards. The Milton, Mass., columnist went to New York for the announcement of winners at BookExpo America on May 29. “The Art of Column Writing: Insider Secrets from Art Buchwald, Dave Barry, Arianna Huffington, Pete…

New Book Coming from Gwen Petersen

Montana ranchwoman-columnist Gwen Petersen has a new book coming out next fall: “Everything I Know About Life I Learned From My Horse,” published by Voyageur Press.   “No deep meaning here,” Gwen says.”Just a collection of horse stories of humorous and nostalgic bent.” The author, who lives near Big Timber, Mont., writes a regular column for…

Humorous Horror Novel Released By E. Mitchell

E. Mitchell’s humor novel, “The Amazing, Incredible, Shrinking, Colossal,  Bikini-Crazed CREATURE FROM THE PUBLIC DOMAIN” has just been released by Outskirts Press.  The publisher says: “The formula is simple: Take one mad genius, add a luscious lady in a lab coat, mix in a sex-starved scientist stirring up trouble with mutant movie monsters and you’ve…

Florida Columnist Lauded By Library Group

They love Mark Lane in Florida.  The longtime columnist for the Daytona Beach News-Journal drew highly favorable comments about his book, “Sandspurs.”  One critic called him “the best thing to come out of Daytona since Bike Week.”  Another noted that “he makes us laugh at our own misadventures.”   Lane was a featured speaker at…

Indiana columnist announces new book

Jerry Davich, Columnist for the Post-Tribune Newspaper of Northwest Indiana, has a new book called “Connections: Everyone Happens for a Reason.” Davich says, “It’s a combination of compiled columns and new material.”  It is available now at http://www.connectionsbook.com/ *NOTE:  When you click on the Amazon link from our website and buy a book at Amazon, a percentage of the…