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Who’s publishing what?

A hero’s journey

The Evil Stepmother SpeaksBarbara Goldberg, a mom, stepmom, business woman and life coach, has published a book, The Evil Stepmother Speaks: A Guide for Stepfamilies Who Want to Love and Laugh. It’s now available on Kindle.

A haven for columns

ColumnistsGarret Mathews, a retired Courier and Press (Evansville, Ind.) metro columnist, has published Columnists: While We’re Still Around. The book provides “a haven for columns of more than two dozen men and women of similar mind who entertain (or entertained) countless readers with their prose,” he says. His first book, Favorites, is available online for free.

Manliness to Manilow

JFrom Manliness to Manilowoel Schwartzberg’s second book, Small Things Considered: Moments From Manliness to Manilow, is now available from Wyatt-McKenzie Publishing. An award-winning humorist, essayist and screenwriter, Schwartzberg has published work in NewsweekThe New York Times MagazineNew Jersey Monthly, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, The Star Ledger, and “in the flimsy pages” of regional parenting magazines around the country. In 2009, he published his first book, The 40-Year-Old Version: Humoirs of a Divorced Dad.

Peering from Dad’s brain

jon_ziegler_bookJon Ziegler has published his second book, From Inside the Brain of a Dad Looking Out. He’s a husband, father and a tree trimmer who started writing as an outlet for what he calls “creative madness.” His first book is called The How-Not-To Guide to Parenting and Marriage.

Poking a dead frog

Deadfrog-Final-SECONDMike Sacks’ new book, Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today’s Top Comedy Writers, will be released by Viking/Penquin on June 24, 2014.


A Deadly Christmas CarolSharon Love Cook has published her latest mystery, A Deadly Christmas CarolShe’s also the author of A Nose for Hanky Panky. The books feature amateur sleuth and reporter, Rose McNichols, and assorted characters from the “sleepy fishing village” of Granite Cove where at midnight “the only things open are the sea clams.” The setting is inspired by Gloucester, Mass., where she grew up.

It’s a mystery

Bloom and DoomBarbara Early, writing as Beverly Allen, holds a degree in engineering, but her creative streak caused her to run screaming from the pocket-protector set. Her book, Bloom and Doom, will be released April 1.

In the classroom

Miss?Laurel McHargue has published her first novel, Miss? The book exposes the failure of the struggling public education system. She also co-edited Not Your Mother’s Book…On Being a Stupid Kid (Publishing Syndicate).

Reflections of Erma