When I was a general-interest features editor at the newspaper, I created and edited an every-day-of-the-year column called Bulletin Board — in which readers offered stories and commentary on everything under the sun (except politics). It became a much-loved daily conversation that continues to this day, on my blog (BBonward.com) and in the Sunday Pioneer Press.
I also edited four books of Bulletin Board stories, all published by Andrews & McMeel: “The Best of Bulletin Board: Of Simple Pleasures, Cute Kids, Dumb Customers, Kind Strangers, and Other Scenes From the Human Comedy”; “The Simple Pleasures: A Bulletin Board Collection”; “WARNING! Cute Kid Stories Ahead!”; and “Life As We Know It: Extraordinary Stories From Ordinary People (The Best of Bulletin Board Vol. 2).”
Editor-in-chief of a general-interest regional magazine with a literary bent (published by Minnesota Public Radio).
Co-editor and then Editor of a controlled-circulation general-interest magazine sent to high-income Twin Citians.
Published on the fiftieth anniversary of her seminal book, Silent Spring, here is an indelible new portrait of Rachel Carson, founder of the environmental movementShe loved the ocean and wrote three books about its mysteries, including the international bestseller The Sea Around Us. But it was with her fourth book, Silent Spring, that this unassuming biologist transformed our relationship with... read more
Most of us wish that our parents and grandparents had left more about themselves and what moved them for us to read and talk about today.In Songs of Crocus Hill, author Michael E. Murphy presents a poetry collection that focuses on memory poemscandle-lit vignettes related to the memoir genre. The people, places, and experiences he imagines are drawn from his years growing up in the Crocus Hill... read more
An evocative personal narrative that takes us to some of America's least traveled corners in Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana.
From retreats for the middle class to playgrounds for the rich, golf clubs have been sources of recreation, fellowship, and business for Minnesotans for more than a century. Minnesota’s courses have hosted some of the sport's most dramatic tournaments and legendary players—including Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods—and its clubs have been deeply involved in the develo... read more
The body of the Masters rules committee chairman is found floating in the pond in front of the 12th green on the morning that Sam Skarda arrives at Augusta National Golf Club to play in his first Masters. Skarda, a 37-year-old police detective on medical leave from the Minneapolis police department, is an accomplished amateur golfer who won the U.S. Publinx and an invitation to play in the Mas... read more
After winning a second World Championship in four years, the Boston Red Sox have finally buried the Curse of the Bambino—maybe. Sox owner Louis Kenwood is shattered to receive an extortion demand—signed by “Babe Ruth”—claiming the 2004 World Series was fixed. If it all goes public, the franchise will suffer irreparable damage and Kenwood will lose his legacy as “Lucky Louie.” Fifty million dol... read more
Up against a ruthless and corrupt police chief, police officer Stan Kochinski discovers a conspiracy that extends beyond the chief and throughout Detroit's entire government. 12,500 first printing.
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A non-fiction publisher and editor with over 30 years' experience of creating books and content for both consumer and b2b markets.
Former in-house editor at Penguin Random House, now freelancing with a strong focus on memoir, health, and wellbeing.