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Sasha Tropp

Sasha Tropp - Editor

New Orleans, LA, United States

Sasha is an editor and wordsmith who can help your writing project—short or long, nonfiction or fiction—reach its fullest potential.

Overview

I previously worked in the NYC publishing world as a book editor, and recently made the move to freelance editing. Working with authors and other writers to help make their projects the best they can be and reach the right audience is my passion. I love the wide variety of projects I get to work on as a freelancer, from novels and short stories to cookbooks and how-to books and everything else in between.

Services
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (NZ) English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Literature Short Story Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing History Nature Parenting & Families

Certifications

  • Columbia Publishing Course, Columbia University, Certificate in Publishing

Work experience

Managing & Digital Editor (Temp)

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

October, 2015 – December, 2015 (2 months)

• Performed QA on e-book conversions, including HTML coding; uploaded
e-books for distribution; copy edited, proofread, and fact-checked fiction
and nonfiction manuscripts

Editor

Freelance

April, 2014 – Present (over 2 years)

• Provide developmental editing, line editing, copy editing, proofreading,
research, and fact-checking for fiction and nonfiction manuscripts
• Americanize foreign books for publication in United States

Editor

The Experiment

March, 2014 – April, 2015 (about 1 year)

• Oversaw 15+ books from acquisition stage through to publication,
including developmental editing, line editing, copy editing, proofreading,
Americanization, and fact-checking
• Edited books on a variety of topics: culinary, parenting, memoir, health,
mindfulness, relationships, and DIY
• The Mindfulness Coloring Book was a #1 best-seller on IndieBound nonfiction
list; The Plantiful Table and Juice + Nourish were both featured on Amazon “Best of Cookbooks, Food & Wine” list, December 2015

Associate Editor

Sterling Publishing Company

September, 2009 – March, 2014 (over 4 years)

• Started as Editorial Assistant before being promoted to Assistant Editor and then Associate Editor
• Worked on 15–20 books per year, performing development editing, copy editing, proofreading, fact-checking, and photo research
• Subjects included art, reference, fiction, memoir, humor, pop culture, gift, history, science, health, culinary, and crafts
• Superfood Smoothies featured on The New York Times Food and Fitness best-seller list

Intern

PEN America Journal

July, 2009 – September, 2009 (2 months)

• Proofread and fact-checked literary pieces for publication; researched and wrote contributor biographies

Portfolio (38 selected works)

The Plantiful Table: Easy, From-the-Earth Recipes for the Whole Family

Andrea Duclos

Over 125 full-flavored, plant-based dishes sure to please even the pickiest kids and the hungriest adults For food and lifestyle blogger Andrea Duclos (known as Drea to her friends and followers), “the good life” is a natural, plant-based one. But when she sits down with her husband and their young daughter, what’s on the menu? The quick-to-make, tasty creations in The Plantiful Table! Here ar... read more

Over 125 full-flavored, plant-based dishes sure to please even the pickiest kids and the hungriest adults For food and lifestyle blogger Andrea Duclos (known as Drea to her friends and followers), “the good life” is a natural, plant-based one. But when she sits down with her husband and their young daughter, what’s on the menu? The quick-to-make, tasty creations in The Plantiful Table! Here ar... read more

Superfood Kitchen: Cooking with Nature's Most Amazing Foods

Julie Morris

Welcome to the SUPERFOOD culinary revolution! In Superfood Kitchen, beautiful dishes are entirely composed of plant-based, nutrient-dense, and whole foods that energize, nourish, and taste delicious. Each recipe artfully combines natural ingredients that deliver amazing amounts of antioxidants, essential fatty acids (like omega-3), minerals, vitamins, and more. The mouthwatering superfood meal... read more

Welcome to the SUPERFOOD culinary revolution! In Superfood Kitchen, beautiful dishes are entirely composed of plant-based, nutrient-dense, and whole foods that energize, nourish, and taste delicious. Each recipe artfully combines natural ingredients that deliver amazing amounts of antioxidants, essential fatty acids (like omega-3), minerals, vitamins, and more. The mouthwatering superfood meal... read more

Superfood Smoothies: 100 Delicious, Energizing & Nutrient-dense Recipes

Julie Morris

Everyone loves smoothies—and this is the ultimate smoothie book, written by Julie Morris, author of Superfood Kitchen and a superfood expert! Morris whips up 100 nutrient-rich recipes using the world's most antioxidant-, vitamin- and mineral-packed foods, and offers innovative culinary methods for making your smoothies incredibly nutritious and delicious.Whether you're looking for an energy bo... read more

Everyone loves smoothies—and this is the ultimate smoothie book, written by Julie Morris, author of Superfood Kitchen and a superfood expert! Morris whips up 100 nutrient-rich recipes using the world's most antioxidant-, vitamin- and mineral-packed foods, and offers innovative culinary methods for making your smoothies incredibly nutritious and delicious.Whether you're looking for an energy bo... read more

Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life

Richard Louv

From the author of the New York Times bestseller that defined nature-deficit disorder and launched the international children-and-nature movement, Vitamin N (for “nature”) is a complete prescription for connecting with the power and joy of the natural world right now, with500 activities for children and adultsDozens of inspiring and thought-provoking essaysScores of informational websitesDown-... read more

From the author of the New York Times bestseller that defined nature-deficit disorder and launched the international children-and-nature movement, Vitamin N (for “nature”) is a complete prescription for connecting with the power and joy of the natural world right now, with500 activities for children and adultsDozens of inspiring and thought-provoking essaysScores of informational websitesDown-... read more

Dimestore: A Writer's Life

Lee Smith

For the inimitable Lee Smith, place is paramount. For forty-five years, her fiction has lived and breathed with the rhythms and people of the Appalachian South. But never before has she written her own story. Set deep in the mountains of Virginia, the Grundy of Lee Smith’s youth was a place of coal miners, tent revivals, mountain music, drive-in theaters, and her daddy’s dimestore. It was in t... read more

For the inimitable Lee Smith, place is paramount. For forty-five years, her fiction has lived and breathed with the rhythms and people of the Appalachian South. But never before has she written her own story. Set deep in the mountains of Virginia, the Grundy of Lee Smith’s youth was a place of coal miners, tent revivals, mountain music, drive-in theaters, and her daddy’s dimestore. It was in t... read more

How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood

Jim Grimsley

More than sixty years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that America’s schools could no longer be segregated by race. Critically acclaimed novelist Jim Grimsley was eleven years old in 1966 when federally mandated integration of schools went into effect in the state and the school in his small eastern North Carolina town was first integrated. Until then, blacks and wh... read more

More than sixty years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that America’s schools could no longer be segregated by race. Critically acclaimed novelist Jim Grimsley was eleven years old in 1966 when federally mandated integration of schools went into effect in the state and the school in his small eastern North Carolina town was first integrated. Until then, blacks and wh... read more

A Fierce and Subtle Poison

Samantha Mabry

In this stunning debut, legends collide with reality when a boy is swept into the magical, dangerous world of a girl filled with poison. Everyone knows the legends about the cursed girl--Isabel, the one the senoras whisper about. They say she has green skin and grass for hair, and she feeds on the poisonous plants that fill her family’s Caribbean island garden. Some say she can grant wishes; s... read more

In this stunning debut, legends collide with reality when a boy is swept into the magical, dangerous world of a girl filled with poison. Everyone knows the legends about the cursed girl--Isabel, the one the senoras whisper about. They say she has green skin and grass for hair, and she feeds on the poisonous plants that fill her family’s Caribbean island garden. Some say she can grant wishes; s... read more

The Call of the Farm: An Unexpected Year of Getting Dirty, Home Cooking, and Finding Myself

Rochelle Bilow

Rochelle Bilow, a classically trained cook and aspiring food writer, was nursing a broken heart and frustrated with her yet-to-take-off career when she set out to write a short profile of a small, sustainable CSA farm in central New York. At most, she expected to come away with a cute city-girl-in-the-country piece. But after just one day of moving hay bales, feeding pigs, and tapping maple sa... read more

Rochelle Bilow, a classically trained cook and aspiring food writer, was nursing a broken heart and frustrated with her yet-to-take-off career when she set out to write a short profile of a small, sustainable CSA farm in central New York. At most, she expected to come away with a cute city-girl-in-the-country piece. But after just one day of moving hay bales, feeding pigs, and tapping maple sa... read more

We Love You, Charlie Freeman: A Novel

Kaitlyn Greenidge

The Freeman family--Charles, Laurel, and their daughters, teenage Charlotte and nine-year-old Callie--have been invited to the Toneybee Institute in rural Massachusetts to participate in a research experiment. They will live in an apartment on campus with Charlie, a young chimp abandoned by his mother. The Freemans were selected for the experiment because they know sign language; they are supp... read more

The Freeman family--Charles, Laurel, and their daughters, teenage Charlotte and nine-year-old Callie--have been invited to the Toneybee Institute in rural Massachusetts to participate in a research experiment. They will live in an apartment on campus with Charlie, a young chimp abandoned by his mother. The Freemans were selected for the experiment because they know sign language; they are supp... read more

The Girl in the Well Is Me

Karen Rivers

Longing to be one of the popular girls in her new town, Kammie Summers has fallen into a well during a (fake) initiation into their club. Now Kammie’s trapped in the dark, counting the hours, waiting to be rescued. (The Girls have gone for help, haven’t they?) As hours pass, Kammie’s real-life predicament mixes with memories of the best and worst moments of her life so far, including the awful... read more

Longing to be one of the popular girls in her new town, Kammie Summers has fallen into a well during a (fake) initiation into their club. Now Kammie’s trapped in the dark, counting the hours, waiting to be rescued. (The Girls have gone for help, haven’t they?) As hours pass, Kammie’s real-life predicament mixes with memories of the best and worst moments of her life so far, including the awful... read more

Radioactive!: How Irène Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World

Winifred Conkling

The fascinating, little-known story of how two brilliant female physicists’ groundbreaking discoveries led to the creation of the atomic bomb. In 1934, Irène Curie, working with her husband and fellow scientist, Frederic Joliot, made a discovery that would change the world: artificial radioactivity. This breakthrough allowed scientists to modify elements and create new ones by altering the str... read more

The fascinating, little-known story of how two brilliant female physicists’ groundbreaking discoveries led to the creation of the atomic bomb. In 1934, Irène Curie, working with her husband and fellow scientist, Frederic Joliot, made a discovery that would change the world: artificial radioactivity. This breakthrough allowed scientists to modify elements and create new ones by altering the str... read more

Animal Kingdom: Color Me, Draw Me (A Millie Marotta Adult Coloring Book)

Millie Marotta

The New York Times bestselling coloring book from Millie Marotta—whose books have sold more than five million copies worldwide! Millie Marotta's adult coloring books, always filled with intricate patterning and detail, invite adults and older children to add their personal touch to each stunning drawing. Enter her captivating animal kingdom, featuring everything from beautiful birds to fantast... read more

The New York Times bestselling coloring book from Millie Marotta—whose books have sold more than five million copies worldwide! Millie Marotta's adult coloring books, always filled with intricate patterning and detail, invite adults and older children to add their personal touch to each stunning drawing. Enter her captivating animal kingdom, featuring everything from beautiful birds to fantast... read more

The Mindfulness Coloring Book - Volume Two: More Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People (The Mindfulness Coloring Series)

Emma Farrarons

National Bestseller Engage Your Creativity and Color Your Way to Calm In The Mindfulness Coloring Book, an international bestseller, illustrator Emma Farrarons invited busy people everywhere to relax and re-center by coloring in her delightful, hand-drawn scenes. Now, with The Mindfulness Coloring Book—Volume Two, Emma shares 100 pages of all-new designs that will inspire you to cultivate mind... read more

National Bestseller Engage Your Creativity and Color Your Way to Calm In The Mindfulness Coloring Book, an international bestseller, illustrator Emma Farrarons invited busy people everywhere to relax and re-center by coloring in her delightful, hand-drawn scenes. Now, with The Mindfulness Coloring Book—Volume Two, Emma shares 100 pages of all-new designs that will inspire you to cultivate mind... read more

The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People (The Mindfulness Coloring Series)

Emma Farrarons

#1 National Bestseller • NPR Books Bestseller • #1 Boston Globe Bestseller • #1 San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller A fun and unique pocket-size coloring book designed to channel stress into relaxing, creative accomplishments. Reinforced binding with strong glue allows you to open and lay this book flat to color with intricate detail without breaking the spine. ... read more

#1 National Bestseller • NPR Books Bestseller • #1 Boston Globe Bestseller • #1 San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller A fun and unique pocket-size coloring book designed to channel stress into relaxing, creative accomplishments. Reinforced binding with strong glue allows you to open and lay this book flat to color with intricate detail without breaking the spine. ... read more

Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship

Isabel Vincent

“Over mouthwatering dinners, an odd couple--a nonagenarian and a recently divorced reporter--engage in a series of discussions, from the importance of beauty, to living after loss, to the power of love to redeem and renew, to how to make a succulent duck breast. I loved every moment of this book . . . Everyone deserves her own Edward--and everyone deserves to read this book.” —Susannah Cahalan... read more

“Over mouthwatering dinners, an odd couple--a nonagenarian and a recently divorced reporter--engage in a series of discussions, from the importance of beauty, to living after loss, to the power of love to redeem and renew, to how to make a succulent duck breast. I loved every moment of this book . . . Everyone deserves her own Edward--and everyone deserves to read this book.” —Susannah Cahalan... read more

Greens 24/7: More Than 100 Quick, Easy, and Delicious Recipes for Eating Leafy Greens and Other Green Vegetables at Every Meal, Every Day

Jessica Nadel

Yes, they’re good for you—but who knew greens could be so much fun? If you’re trying to eat more greens but find yourself in a salad rut, Greens 24/7 is here to bring delicious, healthy veggies to every meal of the day, from breakfast to dessert. Spinach in pancakes? Kale in cornbread? You bet! The 100+ innovative recipes pack a seriously healthy punch with more than 40 green veggies, featurin... read more

Yes, they’re good for you—but who knew greens could be so much fun? If you’re trying to eat more greens but find yourself in a salad rut, Greens 24/7 is here to bring delicious, healthy veggies to every meal of the day, from breakfast to dessert. Spinach in pancakes? Kale in cornbread? You bet! The 100+ innovative recipes pack a seriously healthy punch with more than 40 green veggies, featurin... read more

Superfoods 24/7: More Than 100 Easy and Inspired Recipes to Enjoy the World's Most Nutritious Foods at Every Meal, Every Day

Jessica Nadel

Good-for-you superfoods have never been so easy to eat at every meal! From on-the-go breakfasts to small bites to effortless dinners, Superfoods 24/7 makes it easier than ever to eat the world’s most nutritious foods at every meal, for a delicious, healthy kick all through the day. Its inventive, satisfying vegan recipes feature more than 35 superfoods, including: Almonds • Amaranth • Avocado ... read more

Good-for-you superfoods have never been so easy to eat at every meal! From on-the-go breakfasts to small bites to effortless dinners, Superfoods 24/7 makes it easier than ever to eat the world’s most nutritious foods at every meal, for a delicious, healthy kick all through the day. Its inventive, satisfying vegan recipes feature more than 35 superfoods, including: Almonds • Amaranth • Avocado ... read more

Recipes for Play: Creative Activities for Small Hands and Big Imaginations

Rachel Sumner, Ruth Mitchener

More than 35 activities and ideas that inspire children to explore the world around them.An important part of childhood is being curious and trying out new experiences. What do things taste, feel, smell, sound like? What happens when you add red to blue, mix earth with water, or drop a blob of paint from a great height? These childhood experiments are vital for development and provide hours of... read more

More than 35 activities and ideas that inspire children to explore the world around them.An important part of childhood is being curious and trying out new experiences. What do things taste, feel, smell, sound like? What happens when you add red to blue, mix earth with water, or drop a blob of paint from a great height? These childhood experiments are vital for development and provide hours of... read more

The Gender Creative Child: Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes

Diane Ehrensaft PhD

From a leading US authority on a subject more timely than ever—an up-to-date, all-in-one resource on gender-nonconforming children and adolescents In her groundbreaking first book, Gender Born, Gender Made, Dr. Diane Ehrensaft coined the term gender creative to describe children whose unique gender expression or sense of identity is not defined by a checkbox on their birth certificate. Now, wi... read more

From a leading US authority on a subject more timely than ever—an up-to-date, all-in-one resource on gender-nonconforming children and adolescents In her groundbreaking first book, Gender Born, Gender Made, Dr. Diane Ehrensaft coined the term gender creative to describe children whose unique gender expression or sense of identity is not defined by a checkbox on their birth certificate. Now, wi... read more

Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater: A Parent's Handbook: A Stage-by-Stage Guide to Setting Your Child on the Path to Adventurous Eating

Nimali Fernando MD MPH, Melanie Potock MA CCC-SLP

How to Raise a Healthy, Adventurous Eater (in a Chicken-Nugget World) Pediatrician Nimali Fernando and feeding therapist Melanie Potock (aka Dr. Yum and Coach Mel) know the importance of giving your child the right start on his or her food journey—for good health, motor skills, and even cognitive and emotional development. In Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater they explain how to expand your famil... read more

How to Raise a Healthy, Adventurous Eater (in a Chicken-Nugget World) Pediatrician Nimali Fernando and feeding therapist Melanie Potock (aka Dr. Yum and Coach Mel) know the importance of giving your child the right start on his or her food journey—for good health, motor skills, and even cognitive and emotional development. In Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater they explain how to expand your famil... read more

DIY Nut Milks, Nut Butters, and More: From Almonds to Walnuts

Melissa King

“An essential resource.”—Alana Chernila, author of The Homemade PantryYour all-in-one guide to making creamy milks, velvety butters, and satisfying treats from almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, and more!DIY Nut Milks, Nut Butters & More brings nut power to the people with more than 50 recipes for homemade nut milks and butters—along with delicious, whole-food snacks and desserts that put them to us... read more

“An essential resource.”—Alana Chernila, author of The Homemade PantryYour all-in-one guide to making creamy milks, velvety butters, and satisfying treats from almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, and more!DIY Nut Milks, Nut Butters & More brings nut power to the people with more than 50 recipes for homemade nut milks and butters—along with delicious, whole-food snacks and desserts that put them to us... read more

Peace & Parsnips: Adventurous Vegan Cooking for Everyone: 200 Plant-Based Recipes Bursting with Vitality & Flavor, Inspired by Love & Travel

Lee Watson

Plant-based recipes from a fun-loving, world-wandering chef you’ll want to follow everywhere! “Treat your vegetables with respect and you’ll get the best out of them: scrub them tenderly, cook them with care and attention, savor their unique qualities . . . this may be getting into the realm of a romance novel, but it’s true – love thy veggies!” “A vegan diet can fulfill your nutritional requi... read more

Plant-based recipes from a fun-loving, world-wandering chef you’ll want to follow everywhere! “Treat your vegetables with respect and you’ll get the best out of them: scrub them tenderly, cook them with care and attention, savor their unique qualities . . . this may be getting into the realm of a romance novel, but it’s true – love thy veggies!” “A vegan diet can fulfill your nutritional requi... read more

Juice + Nourish: 100 Refreshing Juices and Smoothies to Promote Health, Energy, and Beauty

Rosemary Ferguson

Simple, inspired recipes to cleanse, heal, and revitalize—plus realistic detox plans and expert guidance on eating for good health “Busy” is a way of life for Rosemary Ferguson: She’s traveled the world as one of Britain’s top models, and today is a professional nutritionist and mother of three. For her, juices and smoothies are anything but a fad—they’re a way to pack vital nutrients into you... read more

Simple, inspired recipes to cleanse, heal, and revitalize—plus realistic detox plans and expert guidance on eating for good health “Busy” is a way of life for Rosemary Ferguson: She’s traveled the world as one of Britain’s top models, and today is a professional nutritionist and mother of three. For her, juices and smoothies are anything but a fad—they’re a way to pack vital nutrients into you... read more

Growing Tomorrow: A Farm-to-Table Journey in Photos and Recipes: Behind the Scenes with 18 Extraordinary Sustainable Farmers Who Are Changing the Way We Eat

Forrest Pritchard

Meet the local farmers who feed America—in stories, photos, and 50 recipes! When Forrest Pritchard went looking for the unsung heroes of local, sustainable food, he found them at 18 exceptional farms all over the country. In Detroit, Aba Ifeoma of D-Town Farm dreams of replenishing the local “food desert” with organic produce. On Cape Cod, Nick Muto stays afloat and eco-friendly by fishing wit... read more

Meet the local farmers who feed America—in stories, photos, and 50 recipes! When Forrest Pritchard went looking for the unsung heroes of local, sustainable food, he found them at 18 exceptional farms all over the country. In Detroit, Aba Ifeoma of D-Town Farm dreams of replenishing the local “food desert” with organic produce. On Cape Cod, Nick Muto stays afloat and eco-friendly by fishing wit... read more

The Mandala Book: Patterns of the Universe

Lori Bailey Cunningham

The Mandala Book is a visual symphony, filled with 500 stunning mandalic images from nature and civilization.Drawing from history, science, religion, and art, Lori Bailey Cunningham leads a journey that spans from prehistoric petroglyphs to Carl Jung, from tiny particles of matter to entire galaxies. She explains the concepts of mandalas, showing how they are at the root of life itself.

The Mandala Book is a visual symphony, filled with 500 stunning mandalic images from nature and civilization.Drawing from history, science, religion, and art, Lori Bailey Cunningham leads a journey that spans from prehistoric petroglyphs to Carl Jung, from tiny particles of matter to entire galaxies. She explains the concepts of mandalas, showing how they are at the root of life itself.

Small Talk: How to Develop Your Child's Language Skills from Birth to Age Four

Nicola Lathey, Tracey Blake

Give your child the gift of conversation with Small Talk!You are your child's most valuable resource when it comes to learning to talk. In Small Talk, speech and language therapist Nicola Lathey and parenting journalist Tracey Blake demystify the six stages of language learning, from "Pre-Babble" to "Complete Sentences," so you can tune in to what your child is saying―or trying to say! You'll ... read more

Give your child the gift of conversation with Small Talk!You are your child's most valuable resource when it comes to learning to talk. In Small Talk, speech and language therapist Nicola Lathey and parenting journalist Tracey Blake demystify the six stages of language learning, from "Pre-Babble" to "Complete Sentences," so you can tune in to what your child is saying―or trying to say! You'll ... read more

Stop the Fight!: An Illustrated Guide for Couples: How to Break Free from the 12 Most Common Arguments and Build a Relationship That Lasts

Michelle Brody PhD

This Illustrated Guide for Couples Ends 12 Hurtful Arguments Once and for All!Conflict within relationships is complex and challenging to overcome. In her 20 years of working with couples, clinical psychologist Michelle Brody found a way to make change simpler. Her secret: clear and lighthearted illustrations that help couples literally see what’s driving their battles and blocking their bond,... read more

This Illustrated Guide for Couples Ends 12 Hurtful Arguments Once and for All!Conflict within relationships is complex and challenging to overcome. In her 20 years of working with couples, clinical psychologist Michelle Brody found a way to make change simpler. Her secret: clear and lighthearted illustrations that help couples literally see what’s driving their battles and blocking their bond,... read more

The Tricky Art of Co-Existing: How to Behave Decently No Matter What Life Throws Your Way

Sandi Toksvig

“If you do it right, being a grown-up is just like being a kid . . . but without people telling you off.” No one learns “etiquette” anymore (except by embarrassing trial and error). But manners are more than a dusty tradition: Done right, they make life easier—for everyone! That’s why Sandi Toksvig highlights decency rather than convention in this entertaining guide, with:Spot-On Advice: “Reme... read more

“If you do it right, being a grown-up is just like being a kid . . . but without people telling you off.” No one learns “etiquette” anymore (except by embarrassing trial and error). But manners are more than a dusty tradition: Done right, they make life easier—for everyone! That’s why Sandi Toksvig highlights decency rather than convention in this entertaining guide, with:Spot-On Advice: “Reme... read more

Mindfulness Is Better Than Chocolate: A Practical Guide to Enhanced Focus and Lasting Happiness in a World of Distractions

David Michie

“This book is better than chocolate!”—Tal Ben-Shahar, New York Times best-selling author of Happier and Choose the Life You Want Distractions are everywhere these days. Our thoughts drift to what we need to do tomorrow, or what went wrong yesterday. Even pleasurable things—like eating chocolate—don’t receive our full attention. We miss out on joy that is easily within reach! In Mindfulness Is ... read more

“This book is better than chocolate!”—Tal Ben-Shahar, New York Times best-selling author of Happier and Choose the Life You Want Distractions are everywhere these days. Our thoughts drift to what we need to do tomorrow, or what went wrong yesterday. Even pleasurable things—like eating chocolate—don’t receive our full attention. We miss out on joy that is easily within reach! In Mindfulness Is ... read more

The Field Guide to Knots: How to Identify, Tie, and Untie Over 80 Essential Knots for Outdoor Pursuits

Bob Holtzman

A Fasten-ating Guide to Knots for Every Adventure! The perfect knot can make any job quicker, easier, and safer—whether you need to build a shelter, tether a horse, rappel down a cliff, or moor a boat. In The Field Guide to Knots, veteran outdoorsman Bob Holtzman helps you:Select and tie the right knot for any taskIdentify and untie existing knotsChoose and maintain your rope, and more!With mo... read more

A Fasten-ating Guide to Knots for Every Adventure! The perfect knot can make any job quicker, easier, and safer—whether you need to build a shelter, tether a horse, rappel down a cliff, or moor a boat. In The Field Guide to Knots, veteran outdoorsman Bob Holtzman helps you:Select and tie the right knot for any taskIdentify and untie existing knotsChoose and maintain your rope, and more!With mo... read more

My Book of Firsts with Sophie la girafe®

Sophie la girafe

A delightful journal for recording your child’s special “firsts,” featuring Sophie la girafe, the #1 teether toy in the US A child’s first years are a time to cherish, but they often fly by in a haze of diaper changes and play dates. My Book of Firsts with Sophie la girafe captures more than 85 of baby’s important milestones—and continues the adventure into the early school years:First night i... read more

A delightful journal for recording your child’s special “firsts,” featuring Sophie la girafe, the #1 teether toy in the US A child’s first years are a time to cherish, but they often fly by in a haze of diaper changes and play dates. My Book of Firsts with Sophie la girafe captures more than 85 of baby’s important milestones—and continues the adventure into the early school years:First night i... read more

My Pregnancy Journal with Sophie la girafe® (Sophie the Giraffe)

Sophie la girafe

Pregnancy is one of life’s great adventures, a time that mothers-to-be will want to remember. My Pregnancy Journal with Sophie la girafe® is the perfect place to record every important moment, from the first daydreams of motherhood to the day Baby finally comes home.A truly interactive keepsake, My Pregnancy Journal has a place for every milestone and change that comes with pregnancy, along wi... read more

Pregnancy is one of life’s great adventures, a time that mothers-to-be will want to remember. My Pregnancy Journal with Sophie la girafe® is the perfect place to record every important moment, from the first daydreams of motherhood to the day Baby finally comes home.A truly interactive keepsake, My Pregnancy Journal has a place for every milestone and change that comes with pregnancy, along wi... read more

The Bride's Essential Wedding Planner: Deluxe Edition

Amy Nebens

Filled with everything a modern bride needs to organize her perfect big day, The Bride's Essential Wedding Planner is like having your own personal wedding consultant. It contains a wealth of completely up-to-date information about the entire planning process: checklists for every step, interview questions for potential service providers, worksheets to record vendor services and costs, DIY and... read more

Filled with everything a modern bride needs to organize her perfect big day, The Bride's Essential Wedding Planner is like having your own personal wedding consultant. It contains a wealth of completely up-to-date information about the entire planning process: checklists for every step, interview questions for potential service providers, worksheets to record vendor services and costs, DIY and... read more

The Bride's Essential Book of Lists: Things to Do & Questions to Ask

Amy Nebens

Compact, portable, and packed with information, this planner is the essential resource for every savvy bride-to-be! Featuring worksheets for comparing services and costs, as well as pockets to hold papers, vendor samples, and business cards, it also offers strategies and checklists for every aspect of the wedding, from the ceremony to the honeymoon and beyond. With questions to guide you as yo... read more

Compact, portable, and packed with information, this planner is the essential resource for every savvy bride-to-be! Featuring worksheets for comparing services and costs, as well as pockets to hold papers, vendor samples, and business cards, it also offers strategies and checklists for every aspect of the wedding, from the ceremony to the honeymoon and beyond. With questions to guide you as yo... read more

The Bride's Essential Mini 411: Checklists, Calendars, Contacts

Amy Nebens

Small enough to fit in a tiny purse, yet big enough to hold every necessary name, number, and date, this is the 411 every busy bride will call on! It includes planning checklists that begin more than a year before the wedding and go beyond saying “I do,” as well as tabs for quick access to the contacts and calendar sections and ample space for notes on every page. With this pocket pal in hand,... read more

Small enough to fit in a tiny purse, yet big enough to hold every necessary name, number, and date, this is the 411 every busy bride will call on! It includes planning checklists that begin more than a year before the wedding and go beyond saying “I do,” as well as tabs for quick access to the contacts and calendar sections and ample space for notes on every page. With this pocket pal in hand,... read more

Bridesmaid's Handbook: Savvy Advice, Sensational Showers, and Secrets to Success (The Bride's Essential)

Kathy Passero

Congratulations! You've been asked to be a bridesmaid. That's a big honor. Now that you're entrusted with such an important job, what's next? What responsibilities await you? This essential and thoroughly modern guide is here to help wipe those worries away with its comprehensive checklists, DIY and money-saving tips, sensational shower ideas, and more. Keep it by your side to ensure that the ... read more

Congratulations! You've been asked to be a bridesmaid. That's a big honor. Now that you're entrusted with such an important job, what's next? What responsibilities await you? This essential and thoroughly modern guide is here to help wipe those worries away with its comprehensive checklists, DIY and money-saving tips, sensational shower ideas, and more. Keep it by your side to ensure that the ... read more

Groom's Game Plan: Getting to the Altar and Surviving the Trip (The Bride's Essential)

Dan Jewel

Sometimes the wedding seems all about the bride—but grooms need a strategy, too. This handy guide will steer the groom-to-be successfully through the maze of wedding planning, from the proposal to the big day. Handy checklists ensure that no important detail slips by: there's advice on buying a ring, getting the license, choosing groomsmen, creating a budget, making a great impression througho... read more

Sometimes the wedding seems all about the bride—but grooms need a strategy, too. This handy guide will steer the groom-to-be successfully through the maze of wedding planning, from the proposal to the big day. Handy checklists ensure that no important detail slips by: there's advice on buying a ring, getting the license, choosing groomsmen, creating a budget, making a great impression througho... read more

Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child from an Oversanitized World

B. Brett Finlay, Marie-Claire Arrieta

“A must-read . . . Takes you inside a child’s gut and shows you how to give kids the best immune start early in life.” —William Sears, MD, coauthor of The Baby BookLike the culture-changing Last Child in the Woods, here is the first parenting book to apply the latest cutting-edge scientific research about the human microbiome to the way we raise our children. In the two hundred years since we ... read more

“A must-read . . . Takes you inside a child’s gut and shows you how to give kids the best immune start early in life.” —William Sears, MD, coauthor of The Baby BookLike the culture-changing Last Child in the Woods, here is the first parenting book to apply the latest cutting-edge scientific research about the human microbiome to the way we raise our children. In the two hundred years since we ... read more

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Quressa Robinson

An experienced commercial trade and freelance editor. Developmental and line editing in a variety of genres.

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