Who’s publishing what?
Garret 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.
Joel 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 Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, New Jersey Monthly, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, The Star Ledger, Babble.com 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.
Jon 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.
Mike Sacks’ new book, Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today’s Top Comedy Writers, will be released by Viking/Penquin on June 24, 2014.
Sharon Love Cook has published her latest mystery, A Deadly Christmas Carol. She’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.
Barbara 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.
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).