Four of John Hanc’s articles in Newsday were honored at the 2022 Press Club of Long Island Media Awards. His profile of Richard Schuster, “Soldiering on with his craft,” won First Place in the Narrative Profile category.

Changemaker Playbook: The New Physics of Leadership in a World of Explosive Change, by Henry F. De Sio, Jr. (Nicholas Brealey Publishing/Hachette Book Group), was the winner in the Business: General category of the 2022 International Book Awards.

 Raising Resilient Kids (Tyndale), by Rhonda Spencer-Hwang, DrPH, MPH, CW, recently won a Mom's Choice Award logoMom's Choice Award, which honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. “We are happy to award deserving books like Raising Resilient Kids,” said Dawn Matheson, CEO, Mom’s Choice Awards. “Our panel of judges really felt this book merited a place on our list of the best in family-friendly products that parents and educators can feel confident in using.” The book also won silver in the 2022 International Nautilus Awards in two separate Nautilus Silver Book Awardcategories, Parenting & Family and Rising to the Moment. 

 From Survive to Thrive: Living Your Best Life with Mental Illness (John Hopkins University Press), by  Margaret S. Chisolm, MD, with John Hanc, also won a silver 2022 Nautilus Award, in the Psychology/Mental & Emotional Well-Being category.

Changemaker Playbook, by Henry F. De Sio, Jr. (Hachette Book Group, 2021) won the 2022 Silver Award in the Business Ethics category given by the Axiom Business Book Awards.

Andrea Bonior, Ph.D., author of Detox Your Thoughts (Chronicle), won the 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award (adjunct category) given by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association. Her book received a starred review in the March 16 issue of Publishers Weekly.

Nincompoopery: Why Your Customers Hate You and How to Fix It, by John R. Brandt (Harper Leadership) won the 2020 Silver Award in the Business Theory category given by the Axiom Business Book Awards.

Pat Crocker’s book The Herbalist’s Kitchen (Sterling) won the Silver award for Health and Special Diet Cookbooks at the Taste Canada Awards.

Matt Durfee’s The Job Search Navigator (Agate) was an IPBA finalist in the Business/Career category.




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November 11 to 13, Nancy Colier, LCSW, Rev., author of The Emotionally Exhausted Woman: Why You’re Feeling Depleted and How to Get What You Need (New Harbinger, 2022), will lead a weekend workshop “From Doing Self-Care to Being Self-Caring” at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Body Aware: Rediscover Your Mind-Body Connection, Stop Feeling Stuck, and Improve Your Mental Health with Simple Movement Practices, by Erica Hornthal (North Atlantic, August 2022), was reviewed in Publisher’s Weekly: “This enjoyable guide by dance therapist Hornthal (My Body Talks) explores the healing powers of movement.... Her compassionate tone and inclusive approach make for a rewarding manual. Insightful and sensitive, this will delight the mindfulness crowd.”

Bitty Martin, author of Snake Eyes: Murder in a Southern Town (Prometheus, May 2022), was a featured speaker at the Hot Springs [Arkansas} Book Festival, made the front page of the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record and is set to be interviewed by journalist Dan Zupansky for his True Murder: The Most Shocking Killers podcast.

Kerry Hannon’s latest book, In Control at 50+: How To Succeed in the New World of  Work  (McGraw Hill, April 2022), was cited in the MarketWatch article “Looking for the best place to live in retirement? What all the lists do—and don’t—say.” Kerry also spoke on encore careers at Notre Dame and at the American Society on Aging Conference in New Orleans. She led an AARP Work & Jobs webinar, “Master Your Mindset to Successfully Secure the Job,” scheduled for May 26 at 7p.m. Eastern and Pacific Time. The webinar will also be broadcast as a Facebook event on the AARP Programs Facebook page.

Michael Clinton, former president and publishing director of Hearst Magazines and author of ROAR...into the Second Half of Your Life (Before It's Too Late)  (Beyond Words/Simon & Schuster, Fall 2021), was interviewed in March 2022 for Katie Couric Media, featured in her Wake Up newsletter: “Get Excited for Retirement! How To Start a New Chapter.” In September 2021, he was interviewed by Gayle King on CBS Mornings. Clinton and ROAR have also been featured by WGN Chicago, AARP, Forbes, Oprah Daily, Vogue, Esquire, Men's Health, Elle, Country Living, Town & Country, Good Housekeeping, Reuters, Shondaland, Entrepreneur, Women’s Wear Daily and World Economic Forum, among others. The book has gone into a second printing, and the latest Amazon rankings place it as #1 in Retirement Planning, #1 in Mid-Life Management, #2 in Motivational Self-Help and #12 for All Books.

Run Like a Pro (Even If You’re Slow) (Berkley, March 2022), by Matt Fitzgerald and Ben Rosario, was just featured in a roundup of “The Best Books for Runners” by Runner‘s World. In its February 2022 issue, Booklist, the review magazine for the American Library Association, call it an “insightful training guide” and say, “The authors do an admirable job of demystifying professionals’ best practices for recreational and competitive runners. Sure to be a popular addition for running collections.”

Nicole Avena, Ph.D., author of What to Eat When You Want to Get Pregnant (Kensington, April 2022), talks sugar on an episode of Jonathan Van Ness' new show Getting Curious, which debuts January 28 on Netflix.

From Burnout to Balance by Patricia Bannan (Harmony/Rodale, January 2022) is included in Prevention’s “The 20 Best Healthy Cookbooks for Nutritious Meals in 2022.” 

Kerry Hannon, author of Great Pajama Jobs (Wiley, 2020), was named Senior Columnist for Yahoo Finance, covering work and jobs, entrpreneurship, retirement and other topics of interest for personal finance.Yahoo Finance is the largest personal finance site in the world, with a reach of 700 million.

In its starred review of ShadowMan: An Elusive Psycho Killer and the Birth of FBI Profiling (Berkely, March 2022), by award-winning bestselling true-crime writer Ron Franscell, Publisher's Weekly says, “Franscell’s portrait of rural Montana will remind many of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, and the way he weaves together the threads of the different killings is spellbinding. This is a must for Mindhunter fans.” Library Journal calls it “A thrilling book about the lengths to which investigators went to catch an elusive killer and a pivotal moment in the history of criminal investigation.” in Psychology Today, forensic psychologist, professor and author Katherine Ramsland writes, ShadowMan makes an important contribution to the history of profiling as well as a more gripping true-crime narrative than the popular fiction we see about profilers today.”

Former President and author Bill Clinton says of the forthcoming Snake Eyes: Murder in a Southern Town, by Bitty Martin (Prometheus, March 2022): Snake Eyes is a gripping true crime tale well-told—the story of a nice young girl lost far too soon and those determined to find the truth and get it out. It happened in the author's hometown, and mine, and played out against its culture of denial and decency, crassness and caring. There's a lot of real life here. Read it!”

Sharon Palmer's book California Vegan (Globe Pequot, 2021) was named one of ”The 10 Best Vegan Cookbooks for Dabbling in Plant-Based Cooking,” by Prevention.

Ali Nolan, author of Mastering the Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide for Women (Penguin, Fall 2021), was interviewed about her book by GMA's Amy Robach, herself a marathon runner. Her article on training early (timed to the NYC marathon) was published in Runner's World. Self included Mastering the Marathon in its 2021 holiday gift guide for runners.

Brian Kateman, author of The Reducetarian Cookbook, was quoted in the May 20 issue of The New York Times in an article titled “The Rise of the Climaterian.”

Marni Jameson, author of What to Do with Everything You Own to Leave the Legacy You Want (The Experiment, June 2021) recently addressed the Venice (Fla.) Golf & Country Club, whose general manger said, "Marni was amazing! Informative with just the right touch of humor—loved it! Can't wait to have her back!"

The Library Journal’s review of Dr. James Zender's Recovering from Your Car Accident (R&L, October 2020) said that “with empathy and compassion, Dr. Zender explains how to conquer the multitide of challenges that often result from auto accidents.” Dr. Zender's comments were featured on Katie Couric's Wake-Up Call newsletter.

Michelle Braun's High-Octane Brain (Sterling, Sept. 2020) received a starred review from Library Journal, which called the book "essential" and “an informative resource.”

Tom Holland, author of Micro-Workout Plan (Sterling, March 2020), launched his new podcast, "Fitness Disrupted," on iHeart Radio, with Bowflex as a major sponsor

Tanya Carroll Richardson is writing a monthly column for Spirit and Destiny magazine (UK). Her Year of Self-Love page-a-day calendar for 2021 was published by Workman.

An excerpt from My Parent’s Keeper: The Guilt, Grief, Guesswork and Unexpected Gifts of Caregiving, by Jody Gastfriend, appears on, called “Why I Adored My Father's Mistress."

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

Linda participated in phone and Zoom consultations with members of ASJA (American Society of Jurnalists and Authors) on May 24th and 25th as part of ASJA's annual writers' conference.