Five Stonesong Authors Receive IACP Award Nominations!

We’re so proud of our hardworking and talented authors, who’ve received nominations in the following categories:

George Graham, for Narrative Culinary Blog for Acadiana Table

Katie Parla & Kristina Gill for Culinary Travel; Julia Child First Book; and International for Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City

Shauna Sever, for Digital Media Award in Culinary Audio Series for The Splendid Table

Nik Sharma, for Culinary Website for A Brown Kitchen in Cook Your Week at SFChronicle.com

 

Congratulations, all! 

Our 1 OUT OF 10 DOCTORS RECOMMENDS Authors are in Newsweek!

H. Eric Bender, Murdoc Khaleghi and Bobby Singh on “weird medicine” and Why Trusting Google for Your Health is a Bad Idea: http://bit.ly/2bOkaZ0

Alex Myers is a Lambda Literary Award finalist for Revolutionary!!

In 1782, during the final clashes of the Revolutionary War, one of our young nation’s most valiant and beloved soldiers was, secretly, a woman.

When Deborah Samson disguised herself as a man and joined the Continental Army, she wasn’t just fighting for America’s independence—she was fighting for her own. Revolutionary, Alex Myers’s richly imagined and meticulously researched debut novel, brings the true story of Deborah’s struggle against a rigid colonial society back to life—and with it the courage, hope, fear, and heartbreak that shaped her journey through a country’s violent birth.

After years as an indentured servant in a sleepy Massachusetts town, chafing under the oppressive norms of colonial America, Deborah can’t contain her discontent any longer. When a sudden crisis forces her hand, she decides to finally make her escape. Embracing the peril and promise of the unknown, she cuts her hair, binds her chest, and, stealing clothes from a neighbor, rechristens herself Robert Shurtliff. It’s a desperate, dangerous, and complicated deception, and becomes only more so when, as Robert, she enlists in the Continental Army.

What follows is an inspiring, one-of-a-kind journey through an America torn apart by war: brutal winters and lethal battlefields, the trauma of combat and the cruelty of betrayal, the joy of true love and the tragedy of heartbreak. In his brilliant Revolutionary, Myers, who himself is a descendant of the historical Deborah, takes full advantage of this real-life heroine’s unique voice to celebrate the struggles for freedom, large and small, like never before.

Michael Buckley’s UNDERTOW pulls you under on MTV

Don’t let the fear pull you under. See author Michael Buckley’s new Undertow trilogy come to life in this tantalizing trailer from MTV.

Be among the first to discover…who … or what … are the Alphas?

Available in hardcover and eBook May 2015.

Visit www.UndertowTrilogy.com to start reading.

#UndertowTrilogy

FIND MOMO is a NYT BESTSELLER!

Thousands of Internet fans play hide-and-seek with Momo the border collie every day, and now you can, too. Momo and his best buddy Andrew Knapp have traveled all over—through fields, down country roads, across cities, and into yards, neighborhoods, and surreal spaces of all sorts. The result is a book of spectacular photography that’s also a game you can play anytime. Lose yourself in page after page of Andrew’s beautiful, serene, dreamlike images, and sooner or later you’ll find Momo’s sweet, eager face looking back at you. (Can’t find him? Don’t worry…the answers are in the back.)

 

http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2014-12-07/animals/list.html

Sunday Suppers is one of the NY Times best cookbooks of 2014!

Rediscover the art of cooking and eating communally with a beautiful, simple collection of meals for friends and family.

With her dinner series Sunday Suppers, Karen Mordechai celebrates the magic of gathering, bringing together friends and strangers to connect over the acts of cooking and sharing meals. For those who yearn to connect around the table, Karen’s simple, seasonally driven recipes, evocative photography, and understated styling form a road map to creating community in their own kitchens and in offbeat locations. This collection of gatherings will inspire a sense of adventure and community for both the novice and experienced cook alike.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/07/books/review/cal-peternells-twelve-recipes-and-more.html?smid=fb-share&_r=1

 

 

Gluten Is My Bitch: Rants, Recipes, and Ridiculousness for the Gluten-Free…coming to paperback March 3, 2015!

Living gluten-free is not a whole lot of fun, but at least April has managed to make it funny. Gluten Is My Bitch is a brutally honest, entertaining look at what living a gluten-free life entails. As an antidote to the tragic news that, no, you will never eat regular donuts again, April provides 40 gluten-free comfort food recipes and a bonus 20 new recipes in the paperback edition that will make even the most frustrated gluten-intolerant smile with relief. In the new paperback, April addresses the challenges of sustaining a gluten-free lifestyle once you’ve transitioned from the gluten-filled world. With updated resources and brand-new recipes for everyday meals, the paperback offers a complete look at living gluten-free for life.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Gluten-My-Bitch-Ridiculousness-Gluten-Free/dp/1617691577/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1417639326&sr=8-2&keywords=Gluten+is+my+bitch

 

 

Revolutionary…coming to paperback January 20, 2015!

“A remarkable novel” (The New York Times) about America’s first female soldier, Deborah Sampson Gannett, who ran away from home in 1782, successfully disguised herself as a man, and fought valiantly in the Revolutionary War.

At a time when rigid societal norms seemed absolute, Deborah Sampson risked everything in search of something better. Revolutionary, Alex Myers’s richly imagined and carefully researched debut novel, tells the story of a fierce-tempered young woman turned celebrated solider and the remarkable courage, hope, fear, and heartbreak that shaped her odyssey during the birth of a nation.

After years of indentured servitude in a sleepy Massachusetts town, Deborah chafes under the oppression of colonial society and cannot always hide her discontent. When a sudden crisis forces her hand, she decides to escape the only way she can, rejecting her place in the community in favor of the perilous unknown. Cutting her hair, binding her chest, and donning men’s clothes stolen from a neighbor, Deborah sheds her name and her home, beginning her identity-shaking transformation into the imaginary “Robert Shurtliff”—a desperate and dangerous masquerade that grows more serious when “Robert” joins the Continental Army.

What follows is a journey through America’s War of Independence like no other—an unlikely march through cold winters across bloody battlefields, the nightmare of combat and the cruelty of betrayal, the elation of true love and the tragedy of heartbreak. As The Boston Globe raves, “Revolutionary succeeds on a number of levels, as a great historical-military adventure story, as an exploration of gender identity, and as a page-turning description of the fascinating life of the revolutionary Deborah Sampson.”

 

http://www.amazon.com/Revolutionary-Alex-Myers/dp/145166334X/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1417639446&sr=1-1

 

 

Check out the cover for Harmony Falls, by Ginger Jamison

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Check out the awesome UNDERTOW cover!

Welcome to the Zone.

16-year-old Lyric Walker’s life is forever changed when she witnesses the arrival of 30,000 Alpha, a five-nation race of ocean-dwelling warriors, on her beach in Coney Island. The world’s initial wonder and awe over the Alpha quickly turns ugly and paranoid and violent, and Lyric’s small town transforms into a military zone with humans on one side and Alpha on the other. When Lyric is recruited to help the crown prince, a boy named Fathom, assimilate, she begins to fall for him. But their love is a dangerous one, and there are forces on both sides working to keep them apart. Only, what if the Alpha are not actually the enemy? What if they are in fact humanity’s only hope of survival? Because the real enemy is coming. And it’s more terrifying than anything the world has ever seen.

Action, suspense, and romance whirlpool dangerously in this cinematic saga, a blend of District 9 and The Outsiders.

Enjoy the beach while you still can…#undertow #wildthing