Raising Resilient Kids, by Rhonda Spencer-Hwang, DrPH, MPH, CWP, 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.”

Andrea Bonior, Ph.D., author of Detox Your Thoughts (Chronicle, May 2020), won the 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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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.

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.

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 Shadow Man: 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.”

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.

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 September 2021 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, Entrepreneur, Women’s Wear Daily and World Economic Forum, among others. The book has gone into a second printing.

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.