Book Awards and News

Andrea Bonior, PhD, 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 got 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) has won the 2020 Silver Award in the business theory category given by the Axiom Business Book Awards.

Three LKLA clients have books named among the 8 Best Nutrition Books of 2019 by

FINALLY FULL, FINALLY SLIM by Lisa R. Young, PhD RDN (best for portion control); WHAT TO FEED YOUR BABY AND TODDLER by Nicole Avena, PhD (best for babies and kids); and THE PLANT-POWER DIET by Sharon Palmer, RD (best plant based).

Pat Crocker's book THE HERBALIST'S KITCHEN (Sterling) won the Silver award at the Taste Canada Awards.

Kerry Hannon's new book NEVER TOO OLD TO GET RICH (Wiley) was chosen by the Washington Post for its Color of Money Book Club in September.

Tom Holland, author of the forthcoming book MICRO-WORKOUT PLAN (Sterling, March '20) launched his new podcast, "Fitness Duisrrupted," on iHeart Radio, with Bowflex as a major sponsor.

Leslie Linsley, author of CHRISTMAS ON NANTUCKET (fall 2019, Rowman & Littlefield), will be signing copies of her book at Mitchell's Book Corner, Nantucket, on Saturday, Oct. 12th, from 10:30am-12noon.

YOUR HEART, MY HANDS (Center Street/Hachette, spring 2019) by Arun K. Singh, MD, with John Hanc won a gold medal in the 2019 Living Now Book Awards.

In its review of Lynelle Schneeberg's book BECOME YOUR CHILD'S SLEEP COACH (Lifelong/Hachette, Sept. '19) Booklist said: "With advice that is easy to implement, practical and clinically tested, this guide will help weary families turn bedtime into a positive excperience for all."

Tanya Carroll Richardson is writing a monthly column for Spirit and Destiny magazine (UK). Her newest book is ARE YOU AN EARTH ANGEL?, to be published by Llewellyn in spring 2020.

Billy Manas, author of the forthcoming KICKASS RECOVERY (New World Library, Feb. 2020), is a featured speaker at the New York State Recovery Conference at the Albany Marriott, Oct. 20-22.

John Hanc won the Fair Media Council's 2019 Folio Award for best newspaper feature story. His most recent book is FIGHTING FOR MY LIFE (Harper Christian, May 2019) written with Jamie Tyrone and Marwan Sabbagh, MD.

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.

Ron Franscell's most recent book, ALICE & GERALD (Prometheus Books, April 2019), got a rave from Booklist, which called it "fascinating and disturbing.... a worthwhile read for true crime fans." An updated version of Fred Minnick's book BOURBON CURIOUS publishes by Quarto in fall 2019. He was one of the co-hosts of the annual Bourbon & Beyond Festival, to be held Sept. 20-21 in Louisville.




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

  Linda will be part of a book publishing panel and leading a writing workshop at the annual Writing, Publishing and Social Media for Healthcare Professionals conference.

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

April 16-18.