Lisa Vega

Lisa Vega - Designer

Bayonne, NJ, USA

I have been in publishing as a cover and interior designer over 20 years. From memoirs to picture books and everything in between.

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Overview

I have experience in all areas of publishing. In children’s, I’ve worked in all age groups all the way up to young adult. I’ve done all manner of lifestyle books including cookbooks. I’m a whizz at memoirs, and nonfiction. My bread and butter comes from middle grade. From awkward kids to fire breathing dragons, I love them all.

I’ve worked on Newbery winning books and NY Times bestsellers. I treat every book I work on with the same importance. Let’s work together!
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Children's - Non-fiction
Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels
Fantasy
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Poetry
Young Adult

Certifications

  • BA in fine arts from The School of Visual Arts

Awards

  • Designed Newbery award winner The Crossover
  • Designed bestselling series Dork Diaries
  • Designed the CSK winner A Few Red Drops
  • Designed Steptoe award winner Hoodoo
  • Designed NYT bestseller Beyonders

Work experience

Freelance designer

Self-employed
January, 2019 – Present (over 1 year)

Responsible for creating and designing book covers and interiors for all formats. Oversees each project through the design process from conception to approval to delivery of final materials to production.
Clients include Harper Collins, Holiday House, Smallbatch books, Penguin Random House, Sterling/Barnes and Noble publishing and Little Bee Books.

Senior designer

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
October, 2013 – January, 2019 (over 5 years)

Senior Designer for Clarion and HMH Books for Young Readers in the New York office. Responsible for creating and designing book covers and interiors for all formats. Oversees each project through the design process from conception to approval to delivery of final materials to production.
Responsibilities include the following:
* Creates appropriate designs for YA, middle grade, nonfiction, and picture books with an eye toward multiple formats. Primary focus is high-end jackets for middle-grade and YA novels.
* Works closely with illustrators and photographers in the creation of cover and interior artwork.
* Works closely with the Art Director to schedule and prepare materials for jacket meetings and sales and marketing needs.
* Ensures all projects are handled properly and on schedule and budget, from issuing agreements to managing approvals to placing files in the appropriate systems.
* Assists Art Director with mentoring other designers.

Senior Designer

Simon & Schuster
June, 2000 – July, 2012 (about 12 years)

Responsible for all the stages of the jacket and interior design of young adult, middle grade novels, picture book, chapter books, and graphic novels. From hiring, billing and invoicing illustrators, purchasing stock photos to putting together printer ready mechanicals, color correction and working with prepress production. Also prepared files for E-book production and archived all assets.

Notable titles include:
The bestselling Dork Diaries series as well as the New York Times #1 bestselling Beyonders series.

Portfolio (39 selected works)

The Crossover (The Crossover Series)

Kwame Alexander

New York Times bestseller ∙ Newbery Medal Winner ∙Coretta Scott King Honor Award ∙2015 YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults∙ 2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers ∙Publishers Weekly Best Book ∙ School Library Journal Best Book∙ Kirkus Best Book "A beautifully measured novel of life and line."—The New York Times Book Review"With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . .... read more

New York Times bestseller ∙ Newbery Medal Winner ∙Coretta Scott King Honor Award ∙2015 YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults∙ 2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers ∙Publishers Weekly Best Book ∙ School Library Journal Best Book∙ Kirkus Best Book "A beautifully measured novel of life and line."—The New York Times Book Review"With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . .... read more

Booked (The Crossover Series)

Kwame Alexander

New York Times Bestseller ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ ILA-CBC Children's Choice List ∙ ALA Notable Children’s Book ∙ Book Links’ Lasting Connections ∙ Kirkus Best Book ∙ San Francisco Chronicle Best Book∙ Washington Post Best Book∙ BookPage Best Book "A novel about a soccer-obsessed tween boy written entirely in verse? In a word, yes. Kwame Alexander has the magic to pull off this unlikel... read more

New York Times Bestseller ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ ILA-CBC Children's Choice List ∙ ALA Notable Children’s Book ∙ Book Links’ Lasting Connections ∙ Kirkus Best Book ∙ San Francisco Chronicle Best Book∙ Washington Post Best Book∙ BookPage Best Book "A novel about a soccer-obsessed tween boy written entirely in verse? In a word, yes. Kwame Alexander has the magic to pull off this unlikel... read more

The Dork Diaries Collection: Dork Diaries; Dork Diaries 2; Dork Diaries 3 (Dork Diaries Boxset Book 1)

Rachel Renée Russell

Enjoy three installments together of the New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series about Nikki Maxwell, who chronicles the highs and lows of middle school life in her diaries with text and art!The boxed set will include the first three books of the bestelling Dork Diaries series, which chronicles the oh-so-fabulous life of Nikki Maxwell as she navigates the halls of middle school, mean gi... read more

Enjoy three installments together of the New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series about Nikki Maxwell, who chronicles the highs and lows of middle school life in her diaries with text and art!The boxed set will include the first three books of the bestelling Dork Diaries series, which chronicles the oh-so-fabulous life of Nikki Maxwell as she navigates the halls of middle school, mean gi... read more

Dork Diaries 2: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl

Rachel Renee Russell

Rachel Renee Russell's sequel to Dork Diaries is packed with adorable art and tons of laughs.Recipe for disaster: 4 parties. Add 2 friends and 1 crush. Divide by 1 mean girl out to RUIN Nikki. Mix well, put fingers over eyes, and CRINGE! Settled in at her new school and flanked by awesome friends Chloe and Zoey, life is looking up for Nikki Maxwell, especially since her crush, Brandon, asked h... read more

Rachel Renee Russell's sequel to Dork Diaries is packed with adorable art and tons of laughs.Recipe for disaster: 4 parties. Add 2 friends and 1 crush. Divide by 1 mean girl out to RUIN Nikki. Mix well, put fingers over eyes, and CRINGE! Settled in at her new school and flanked by awesome friends Chloe and Zoey, life is looking up for Nikki Maxwell, especially since her crush, Brandon, asked h... read more

Dork Diaries 3 1/2: How to Dork Your Diary

Rachel Renée Russell

Create your own Dork Diary with this special, interactive addition to the New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series.Nikki Maxwell has been writing in a diary since the start of the school year, and she usually takes it everywhere she goes--so she can't believe it when one morning she can't find her diary! The hunt is on, and while she looks, pursuing various theories about where it could ... read more

Create your own Dork Diary with this special, interactive addition to the New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series.Nikki Maxwell has been writing in a diary since the start of the school year, and she usually takes it everywhere she goes--so she can't believe it when one morning she can't find her diary! The hunt is on, and while she looks, pursuing various theories about where it could ... read more

Dork Diaries 3: Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star

Rachel Renee Russell

Rachel Renee Russell serves up more laughs and adorable illustrations in the next installment of the bestselling DORK DIARIES series.Nikki Maxwell has been doing everything she can to keep everyone at school from learning the truth--that she's there on scholarship in exchange for her Dad working as the school's exterminator. The last thing Nikki needs is having her friends and--worst case scen... read more

Rachel Renee Russell serves up more laughs and adorable illustrations in the next installment of the bestselling DORK DIARIES series.Nikki Maxwell has been doing everything she can to keep everyone at school from learning the truth--that she's there on scholarship in exchange for her Dad working as the school's exterminator. The last thing Nikki needs is having her friends and--worst case scen... read more

Rebound (The Crossover Series)

Kwame Alexander

New York Times bestseller ∙ ALA Notable Book * "An eminently satisfying story of family, recovery, and growing into manhood."—Kirkus, starred review From the New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander comes Rebound, a dynamic novel in verse and companion to his Newbery Award-winner, The Crossover, illustrated with striking graphic novel panels. Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking... read more

New York Times bestseller ∙ ALA Notable Book * "An eminently satisfying story of family, recovery, and growing into manhood."—Kirkus, starred review From the New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander comes Rebound, a dynamic novel in verse and companion to his Newbery Award-winner, The Crossover, illustrated with striking graphic novel panels. Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking... read more

The Crossover (Graphic Novel) (The Crossover Series)

Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander's NYT Bestseller and Newbery Medal winning The Crossover is vividly brought to life as a graphic novel with stunning illustrations by star talent Dawud Anyabwile. New York Times bestseller · Newbery Medal Winner · Coretta Scott King Honor Award · 2015 YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults · 2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers · Publishers Weekly ... read more

Kwame Alexander's NYT Bestseller and Newbery Medal winning The Crossover is vividly brought to life as a graphic novel with stunning illustrations by star talent Dawud Anyabwile. New York Times bestseller · Newbery Medal Winner · Coretta Scott King Honor Award · 2015 YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults · 2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers · Publishers Weekly ... read more

A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Claire Hartfield

On a hot day in July 1919, five black youths went swimming in Lake Michigan, unintentionally floating close to the "white" beach. An angry white man began throwing stones at the boys, striking and killing one. Racial conflict on the beach erupted into days of urban violence that shook the city of Chicago to its foundations. This mesmerizing narrative draws on contemporary accounts as it traces... read more

On a hot day in July 1919, five black youths went swimming in Lake Michigan, unintentionally floating close to the "white" beach. An angry white man began throwing stones at the boys, striking and killing one. Racial conflict on the beach erupted into days of urban violence that shook the city of Chicago to its foundations. This mesmerizing narrative draws on contemporary accounts as it traces... read more

Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian

Jacob Sager Weinstein

A super-secret operative saves the world from a diabolical threat through her ability to brandish just the right book at just the right time in this delightfully silly superhero tale illustated by Eisner Award-winner and Caldecott Honoree Vera Brosgol.When an evil genius has a diabolical plan to destroy every book on the planet, who has the tome-toting page power to thwart his dastardly scheme... read more

A super-secret operative saves the world from a diabolical threat through her ability to brandish just the right book at just the right time in this delightfully silly superhero tale illustated by Eisner Award-winner and Caldecott Honoree Vera Brosgol.When an evil genius has a diabolical plan to destroy every book on the planet, who has the tome-toting page power to thwart his dastardly scheme... read more

Hoodoo

Ronald L. Smith

Winner of the 2016 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award Twelve-year-old Hoodoo Hatcher was born into a family with a rich tradition of practicing folk magic: hoodoo, as most people call it. But even though his name is Hoodoo, he can't seem to cast a simple spell. When a mysterious man called the Stranger comes to town, Hoodoo starts dreaming of the dead rising from their gra... read more

Winner of the 2016 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award Twelve-year-old Hoodoo Hatcher was born into a family with a rich tradition of practicing folk magic: hoodoo, as most people call it. But even though his name is Hoodoo, he can't seem to cast a simple spell. When a mysterious man called the Stranger comes to town, Hoodoo starts dreaming of the dead rising from their gra... read more

The Mesmerist

Ronald L. Smith

Thirteen-year-old Jessamine Grace and her mother make a living as sham spiritualists—until they discover that Jess is a mesmerist and that she really can talk to the dead. Soon she is plunged into the dark world of Victorian London’s supernatural underbelly and learns that the city is under attack by ghouls, monsters, and spirit summoners. Can Jess fight these powerful forces? And will the gro... read more

Thirteen-year-old Jessamine Grace and her mother make a living as sham spiritualists—until they discover that Jess is a mesmerist and that she really can talk to the dead. Soon she is plunged into the dark world of Victorian London’s supernatural underbelly and learns that the city is under attack by ghouls, monsters, and spirit summoners. Can Jess fight these powerful forces? And will the gro... read more

A World Without Heroes (Beyonders)

Brandon Mull

Jason tumbles into a quest to save a magical in this #1 New York Times bestselling start to Brandon Mull’s Beyonders fantasy series.Jason Walker has often wished his life could be a bit less predictable—until a routine day at the zoo ends with Jason suddenly transporting from the hippo tank to a place unlike anything he's ever seen. In the past, the people of Lyrian welcomed visitors from the ... read more

Jason tumbles into a quest to save a magical in this #1 New York Times bestselling start to Brandon Mull’s Beyonders fantasy series.Jason Walker has often wished his life could be a bit less predictable—until a routine day at the zoo ends with Jason suddenly transporting from the hippo tank to a place unlike anything he's ever seen. In the past, the people of Lyrian welcomed visitors from the ... read more

Seeds of Rebellion (Beyonders)

Brandon Mull

The second epic installment of Brandon Mull’s #1 New York Times bestselling fantasy series!After the cliffhanger ending of A World Without Heroes, Jason is back in the world he’s always known—yet for all his efforts to get home, he finds himself itching to return to Lyrian. Jason knows that the shocking truth he learned from Maldor is precious information that all of his friends in Lyrian, inc... read more

The second epic installment of Brandon Mull’s #1 New York Times bestselling fantasy series!After the cliffhanger ending of A World Without Heroes, Jason is back in the world he’s always known—yet for all his efforts to get home, he finds himself itching to return to Lyrian. Jason knows that the shocking truth he learned from Maldor is precious information that all of his friends in Lyrian, inc... read more

Chasing the Prophecy (Beyonders)

Brandon Mull

The #1 New York Times bestselling Beyonders fantasy trilogy comes to a stunning and epic conclusion.Jason and Rachel were not born in Lyrian. They did not grow up in Lyrian. But after all of the battles and losses, the triumphs and adventures, and most of all, the friendships forged in this fantastical world, Lyrian has become home to them in a way they never could have imagined. And so, armed... read more

The #1 New York Times bestselling Beyonders fantasy trilogy comes to a stunning and epic conclusion.Jason and Rachel were not born in Lyrian. They did not grow up in Lyrian. But after all of the battles and losses, the triumphs and adventures, and most of all, the friendships forged in this fantastical world, Lyrian has become home to them in a way they never could have imagined. And so, armed... read more

Ever the Hunted (A Clash of Kingdoms Novel)

Erin Summerill

"With a resourceful and cunning heroine, a compelling and nuanced romance, and a truly fascinating system of magic, Ever the Hunted ensnared me from the very first pages. Absolutely marvelous."—Sarah J. Maas, New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses series Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. Sh... read more

"With a resourceful and cunning heroine, a compelling and nuanced romance, and a truly fascinating system of magic, Ever the Hunted ensnared me from the very first pages. Absolutely marvelous."—Sarah J. Maas, New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses series Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. Sh... read more

Ever the Brave (A Clash of Kingdoms Novel)

Erin Summerill

The sequel to Ever the Hunted, which Sarah J. Maas, New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses series called "absolutely marvelous." After saving King Aodren with her newfound Channeler powers, Britta only wants to live a peaceful life in her childhood home. Unfortunately, saving the King has created a tether between them she cannot sever, no matte... read more

The sequel to Ever the Hunted, which Sarah J. Maas, New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses series called "absolutely marvelous." After saving King Aodren with her newfound Channeler powers, Britta only wants to live a peaceful life in her childhood home. Unfortunately, saving the King has created a tether between them she cannot sever, no matte... read more

Once a King (A Clash of Kingdoms Novel)

Erin Summerill

A young king searches for a way to save his kingdom in this romantic fantasy from Erin Summerill, who was called “absolutely marvelous” by New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas.Aodren: A lonely, young king, searching for a way to dismantle his father’s dark legacy.Lirra: A girl with the power to control the wind, torn between duty and following her dreams For twenty years, Channelers... read more

A young king searches for a way to save his kingdom in this romantic fantasy from Erin Summerill, who was called “absolutely marvelous” by New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas.Aodren: A lonely, young king, searching for a way to dismantle his father’s dark legacy.Lirra: A girl with the power to control the wind, torn between duty and following her dreams For twenty years, Channelers... read more

Your One & Only

Adrianne Finlay

Jack is a walking fossil. The only human among a sea of clones. It’s been hundreds of years since humanity died off in the slow plague, leaving the clones behind to carry on human existence. Over time they’ve perfected their genes, moving further away from the imperfections of humanity. But if they really are perfect, why did they create Jack? While Jack longs for acceptance, Althea-310 strugg... read more

Jack is a walking fossil. The only human among a sea of clones. It’s been hundreds of years since humanity died off in the slow plague, leaving the clones behind to carry on human existence. Over time they’ve perfected their genes, moving further away from the imperfections of humanity. But if they really are perfect, why did they create Jack? While Jack longs for acceptance, Althea-310 strugg... read more

A Northern Light

Jennifer Donnelly

Now with a fresh new look and introduction, comes Jennifer Donnelly's astonishing, Printz Honor-winning debut—the story of a young woman's coming-of-age and the murder that rocked turn-of-the-century America.​​ A Printz Award Honor Book "A contemporary classic. Jennifer Donnelly is the master of historical fiction!" ­—Ruta Sepetys, New York Times best-selling author and winner of the Carnegie ... read more

Now with a fresh new look and introduction, comes Jennifer Donnelly's astonishing, Printz Honor-winning debut—the story of a young woman's coming-of-age and the murder that rocked turn-of-the-century America.​​ A Printz Award Honor Book "A contemporary classic. Jennifer Donnelly is the master of historical fiction!" ­—Ruta Sepetys, New York Times best-selling author and winner of the Carnegie ... read more

Waste of Space

Gina Damico

Cram ten hormonal teens into a spaceship and blast off: that’s the premise for the ill-conceived reality show Waste of Space. The kids who are cast know everything about drama—and nothing about the fact that the production is fake. Hidden in a desert warehouse, their spaceship replica is equipped with state-of-the-art special effects dreamed up by the scientists partnering with the shady cable... read more

Cram ten hormonal teens into a spaceship and blast off: that’s the premise for the ill-conceived reality show Waste of Space. The kids who are cast know everything about drama—and nothing about the fact that the production is fake. Hidden in a desert warehouse, their spaceship replica is equipped with state-of-the-art special effects dreamed up by the scientists partnering with the shady cable... read more

Hellhole

Gina Damico

A devil is a bad influence . . . There was a time when geeky, squeaky-clean Max Kilgore would never lie or steal or even think about murder. Then he accidentally unearths a devil, and Max’s choices are no longer his own. The big red guy has a penchant for couch surfing and junk food—and you should never underestimate evil on a sugar high. With the help of Lore, a former goth girl who knows a t... read more

A devil is a bad influence . . . There was a time when geeky, squeaky-clean Max Kilgore would never lie or steal or even think about murder. Then he accidentally unearths a devil, and Max’s choices are no longer his own. The big red guy has a penchant for couch surfing and junk food—and you should never underestimate evil on a sugar high. With the help of Lore, a former goth girl who knows a t... read more

Wax

Gina Damico

Paraffin, Vermont, is home to the Grosholtz Candle Factory. There, seventeen-year-old Poppy finds something dark and unsettling: a room filled with dozens of startlingly lifelike wax sculptures. Later, she’s shocked when one of the figures—a teenage boy who doesn’t seem to know what he is—jumps naked and screaming out of the trunk of her car. Poppy wants to return him to the factory, but befor... read more

Paraffin, Vermont, is home to the Grosholtz Candle Factory. There, seventeen-year-old Poppy finds something dark and unsettling: a room filled with dozens of startlingly lifelike wax sculptures. Later, she’s shocked when one of the figures—a teenage boy who doesn’t seem to know what he is—jumps naked and screaming out of the trunk of her car. Poppy wants to return him to the factory, but befor... read more

We'll Never Be Apart

Emiko Jean

Murder. Fire. Revenge. That’s all seventeen-year-old Alice Monroe thinks about. Committed to a mental ward at Savage Isle, Alice is haunted by memories of the fire that killed her boyfriend, Jason. A blaze her twin sister Cellie set. But when Chase, a mysterious, charismatic patient, agrees to help her seek vengeance, Alice begins to rethink everything. Writing out the story of her troubled pa... read more

Murder. Fire. Revenge. That’s all seventeen-year-old Alice Monroe thinks about. Committed to a mental ward at Savage Isle, Alice is haunted by memories of the fire that killed her boyfriend, Jason. A blaze her twin sister Cellie set. But when Chase, a mysterious, charismatic patient, agrees to help her seek vengeance, Alice begins to rethink everything. Writing out the story of her troubled pa... read more

One Lie Too Many

Eileen Cook

"Trust no one. A nail-biter littered and lined with twists that will leave you gasping." —Teresa Toten, author of Beware That Girl and The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B Seventeen-year-old Skye Thorn will do anything to get out of her small Michigan town, even if that means pretending to be a psychic for fast cash. When Paige, the local golden girl goes missing, Skye uses her psychic visions to hel... read more

"Trust no one. A nail-biter littered and lined with twists that will leave you gasping." —Teresa Toten, author of Beware That Girl and The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B Seventeen-year-old Skye Thorn will do anything to get out of her small Michigan town, even if that means pretending to be a psychic for fast cash. When Paige, the local golden girl goes missing, Skye uses her psychic visions to hel... read more

High: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction

David Sheff, Nic Sheff

Just Say Know! With drug education for children more important than ever, this nonfiction book draws on the experiences of the NY Times bestselling father/son team of David and Nic Sheff to provide all the information teens and tweens need to know about drugs, alcohol, and addiction. From David Sheff, author of Beautiful Boy (2008), and Nic Sheff, author of Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamine... read more

Just Say Know! With drug education for children more important than ever, this nonfiction book draws on the experiences of the NY Times bestselling father/son team of David and Nic Sheff to provide all the information teens and tweens need to know about drugs, alcohol, and addiction. From David Sheff, author of Beautiful Boy (2008), and Nic Sheff, author of Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamine... read more

The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life

Kwame Alexander

New York Times bestseller ∙ Indie Next Pick You gotta know the rules to play the game. Ball is life. Take it to the hoop. Soar. What can we imagine for our lives? What if we were the star players, moving and grooving through the game of life? What if we had our own rules of the game to help us get what we want, what we aspire to, what will enrich our lives? Illustrated with photographs by Thai... read more

New York Times bestseller ∙ Indie Next Pick You gotta know the rules to play the game. Ball is life. Take it to the hoop. Soar. What can we imagine for our lives? What if we were the star players, moving and grooving through the game of life? What if we had our own rules of the game to help us get what we want, what we aspire to, what will enrich our lives? Illustrated with photographs by Thai... read more

Another Face of God: Joseph the Dreamer

Giuseppe Giucastro

In Another Face of God, author Giuseppe Giucastro puts forth the following thesis: that God has always challenged us to develop resources on Earth to improve life here. Now, Giucastro believes, God is challenging us to use technology for the development of the afterlife, a recycling of souls that has long been neglected.This thesis took root in 1977, when Giucastro, an ordinary Sicilian immigr... read more

In Another Face of God, author Giuseppe Giucastro puts forth the following thesis: that God has always challenged us to develop resources on Earth to improve life here. Now, Giucastro believes, God is challenging us to use technology for the development of the afterlife, a recycling of souls that has long been neglected.This thesis took root in 1977, when Giucastro, an ordinary Sicilian immigr... read more

Saturday Morning Science

René Paine

During a season of heartbreak, René Paine watched Bill Nye the Science Guy every Saturday morning. She would take notes on the show and then write a poem using the topic of the program for a title, with some of the program's facts as content. This book is the end result.

During a season of heartbreak, René Paine watched Bill Nye the Science Guy every Saturday morning. She would take notes on the show and then write a poem using the topic of the program for a title, with some of the program's facts as content. This book is the end result.

A Dictionary of Literary Works

Mike Goldman

A Dictionary of Literary Works, an alphabetized reference guide to some of the greatest books and authors of the past millennia, represents a labor of love a long time in the making. This volume encapsulates author Mike Goldman's forty-four years as a beloved high-school English teacher and six years as a college professor. Over those fifty years, Goldman seems to have held on to every piece o... read more

A Dictionary of Literary Works, an alphabetized reference guide to some of the greatest books and authors of the past millennia, represents a labor of love a long time in the making. This volume encapsulates author Mike Goldman's forty-four years as a beloved high-school English teacher and six years as a college professor. Over those fifty years, Goldman seems to have held on to every piece o... read more

Food & Soul: Recipes and Inspiration for Gathering, Growing, and Handcrafting Real Food

Ellen Arian

More than a cookbook, FOOD & SOUL is an ode to pure, wholesome food that's based on a philosophy both artisanal and humble, wrapped in a quest for learning that has no end. Comprised of simple, clear recipes meant to build confidence, and sprinkled with essays and musings on topics from inspiration and gratitude to keeping a family cow, this is a book for the true lover of food and its creatio... read more

More than a cookbook, FOOD & SOUL is an ode to pure, wholesome food that's based on a philosophy both artisanal and humble, wrapped in a quest for learning that has no end. Comprised of simple, clear recipes meant to build confidence, and sprinkled with essays and musings on topics from inspiration and gratitude to keeping a family cow, this is a book for the true lover of food and its creatio... read more

One Degree of Separation: A Fully Connected Life

Beth Hersh Goldsmith

Born after all of her grandparents had passed away, Beth Hersh Goldsmith always felt she had missed out on hearing the rich tales of her family's previous generations. Grateful for her full and fulfilling life, she felt determined to share her own stories. In One Degree of Separation she recounts her eventful childhood in Charlotte, North Carolina, suburban Chicago, San Diego, and Beverly Hill... read more

Born after all of her grandparents had passed away, Beth Hersh Goldsmith always felt she had missed out on hearing the rich tales of her family's previous generations. Grateful for her full and fulfilling life, she felt determined to share her own stories. In One Degree of Separation she recounts her eventful childhood in Charlotte, North Carolina, suburban Chicago, San Diego, and Beverly Hill... read more

Runaway: A Tragedy of Youth

Peter Alpert

Like many teenagers, Jim Carson doesn't get along with his parents, feels neglected at home, and finds it hard to connect with classmates and teachers at school. Devising a half-baked plan, he flees his Florida home in the middle of the night for what he hopes will be a new start on the West Coast. What he encounters along the way is life changing, but not in the way he had hoped. Based on a t... read more

Like many teenagers, Jim Carson doesn't get along with his parents, feels neglected at home, and finds it hard to connect with classmates and teachers at school. Devising a half-baked plan, he flees his Florida home in the middle of the night for what he hopes will be a new start on the West Coast. What he encounters along the way is life changing, but not in the way he had hoped. Based on a t... read more

The Day the Children Discovered Chocolate: An Adventure about curious twins, the wisdom of the Great Spirit, jungle gifts, and the power of love . . . but mostly about chocolate.

Benneville Strohecker

Set in the jungles of Central America thousands of years ago, this whimsical tale of discovery follows Zeuma and Zema, brother and sister Olmec twins who set out in search of the Tree of Love. Along the way, they encounter a host of indigenous animals who share with them their wisdom about the Great Spirit, the life force that upholds and sustains the natural world.“Those whose hearts are open... read more

Set in the jungles of Central America thousands of years ago, this whimsical tale of discovery follows Zeuma and Zema, brother and sister Olmec twins who set out in search of the Tree of Love. Along the way, they encounter a host of indigenous animals who share with them their wisdom about the Great Spirit, the life force that upholds and sustains the natural world.“Those whose hearts are open... read more

The Reluctant Mystic: Autobiography of an Awakening

Nancy Torgove Clasby

"It felt like the whole world was shaking, inside me and all around me. It felt like bliss-perfect peace. This light was pouring through me, and as it was pouring through me, it was teaching me things." So begins The Reluctant Mystic: Autobiography of an Awakening, the story of an extraordinary spiritual experience-one moment in a massage therapy office that forever changes the trajectory of t... read more

"It felt like the whole world was shaking, inside me and all around me. It felt like bliss-perfect peace. This light was pouring through me, and as it was pouring through me, it was teaching me things." So begins The Reluctant Mystic: Autobiography of an Awakening, the story of an extraordinary spiritual experience-one moment in a massage therapy office that forever changes the trajectory of t... read more

Echoes: A History of a Selected Lineage of Descendants of Daniel Corbett

Don Seymour

In this book, author Don Seymour traces the Corbett branch of his family back to the birth of Daniel Corbett in northern England in 1713 and his arrival in the American colonies in the 1740s. This compilation traces ten direct generations of that branch. Seymour chose to focus primarily (but not exclusively) on just one line of the descendants of Daniel Corbett, because of the availability of ... read more

In this book, author Don Seymour traces the Corbett branch of his family back to the birth of Daniel Corbett in northern England in 1713 and his arrival in the American colonies in the 1740s. This compilation traces ten direct generations of that branch. Seymour chose to focus primarily (but not exclusively) on just one line of the descendants of Daniel Corbett, because of the availability of ... read more

The Metal Detective: Treasures Lost and Friendships Found

Alan Rothman

Alan Rothman followed in his father's footsteps, becoming an accountant and tax preparer, in a practice that specializes in working with professional athletes from all corners of the sporting world. Now, in his spare time, he is following in his own footsteps-scouring beaches from Cape Cod to Hawaii as The Metal Detective. In this collection of warm and witty vignettes, Rothman muses on the be... read more

Alan Rothman followed in his father's footsteps, becoming an accountant and tax preparer, in a practice that specializes in working with professional athletes from all corners of the sporting world. Now, in his spare time, he is following in his own footsteps-scouring beaches from Cape Cod to Hawaii as The Metal Detective. In this collection of warm and witty vignettes, Rothman muses on the be... read more

The Infinite Patience of Time: The Story of a Colombian American Artist Who Stumbled into ALS

Patricia Riascos

“In diary format, Patricia Riascos leads us through her upbringing in Colombia, her move to the U.S., and her passion for expressing herself through art. An accomplished painter, her art shines through these pages. When diagnosed with ALS, she reminds us to appreciate what we have—even the privilege to walk.” —BATIA COHEN, PhD, author of Una Amapola Entre Cactus “Patricia Riascos provides an a... read more

“In diary format, Patricia Riascos leads us through her upbringing in Colombia, her move to the U.S., and her passion for expressing herself through art. An accomplished painter, her art shines through these pages. When diagnosed with ALS, she reminds us to appreciate what we have—even the privilege to walk.” —BATIA COHEN, PhD, author of Una Amapola Entre Cactus “Patricia Riascos provides an a... read more

Mary Engelbreit's 'Tis the Season Holiday Cookbook

Mary Engelbreit

Great Holiday Recipes

Great Holiday Recipes

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Bill Katz
I like the patience that Lisa shows to her clients. This is my first book and there are so many areas and questions that I need to address and Lisa has been very helpful. I intend to use her again in the future.

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Thomas Farrell
Choosing Lisa was truly the best choice for this book! I don't have the right words to accurately convey how happy I am with Lisa and her work. The cover design she chose completely blew me away! I don't know what I expected, but the cover was absolutely perfect! She chose a design, colors and feel that captures the spirit of my book. The interior typography is also perfect! In addition, t...
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