Book Awards and News

Doris Day, MD, author of BEYOND BEAUTIFUL (Center Street/ Hachette, 2018) appeared in a segment of The View with Whoopi Goldberg on July 25.

Lori Holden, author of OPEN-HEARTED OPEN ADOPTIONS (R&L), was honored as a 2018 Angel in Adoption by the Congressional Coalition of Adoption Institute.

Jody Gastfriend, author of the just-published MY PARENT'S KEEPER: The Guilt, Grief, Guesswork and Unexpected Gifts of Caregiving, has an excerpt appearing on, called "Why I Adored My Father's Mistress."


Matt Durfee's THE JOB SEARCH NAVIGATOR (Agate) is an IPBA finalist in the business/ career category.

Syl Tang (DISROBED, Rowman & Littlefield) and Holly Parker, PhD (WHEN REALITY BITES, Hazelden) were both named finalists at the Next Generation Book Awards ceremony in New Orleans in spring 2018.

Booklist called Kristin Wong's debut book, GET MONEY (Hachette Books, March 2018), "well written, in a tone that alternates between serious and humorous... Wong's timely, concise and practical introduction is a quick and leisurely guide to modern financial literacy."

A feature story about the newly released SILVER HAIR (Workman, January 2018), co-authored by Michele Bender, appeared in the Feb. 7th issue of the Chicago Tribune.

Library Journal called Heather Crosby's new book PANTRY TO PLATE (The Experiment, spring 2017) "a fun, customizable collection of contemporary vegan and gluten-free foods." Booklist called it "a novel idea that just might transform non-cooks into creative home chefs."

THE REDUCETARIAN SOLUTION (Tarcher Penguin, April 2017), edited by Reducetarian Foundation president Brian Kateman, was the basis of the article "Why Can't Vegans & Vegetarians Get Along?" on the Los Angeles Times website. The book also got a glowing review in the March/April issue of VegTimes. His next Reducetarian Summit will be taking place Sept. 28-30 in Los Angeles.

Matt Fitzgerald's newest book, THE ENDURANCE DIET (Da Capo/Hachette Books), was named one of the seven best health and wellness books of 2017 by Booklist called it “informative, entertaining and unconventional.”

MORGUE (St. Martin's Press, 2016) by Dr. Vincent Di Maio and Ron Franscell, was recently optioned by the Canadian-based PixCon.

Marni Jameson, author, with AARP, of DOWNSIZING THE FAMILY HOME (and the forthcoming DOWNSIZING THE FAMILY HOME WORKBOOK, both Sterling),  won the Silver Award in EXCEL Awards' General Audience book category in June 2017, as well as a 2016 Silver Nautilus book award.

Fred Minnick recently launched his first-eve magazine, the quarterly BOURBON+. Fred's newest book is RUM CURIOUS: The Indispensible Tasting Guide to the World's Spirit (Zenith/Quarto, spring 2017). An updated version of his book BOURBON CURIOUS will be published by Quarto in fall 2019.




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THE REDUCETARIAN SOLUTION (Tarcher Perigee) by Brian Kateman won a Living Now Award in the Green Living category. The Living Now Awards honor the year's best books that help readers attain healthier, more fulfilling and productive lives.

Dr. Loren Olson's FINALLY OUT: Letting Go of Living Straight is the Gold winner of the IBPA Ben Framnklin Awards in the LGBT category.

Leslie Linsley's home design book COUNTRY LIVING/ SALVAGE STYLE (Hearst) was featured in the March 2nd issue of Newsday.

Daniella Chace, author of SUPER FOOD SMOOTHIES (December, Running Press), was tapped to be a regular contributor to Arianna Huffington’s new social media network, Thrive Global.

Jodie Gould, author of HIGH: 6 Principles for Guilt-Free Pleasure and Escape (Hazelden), was interviewed about her book for iHeart Radio “One Life Radio,” The Joy Cardin Show (Wisconsin NPR), Myndtalk (Pacifica Radio), Recovery Today, and many others.


Linda Konner’s schedule of writers’ conferences and other events