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Stewart Williams

Stewart Williams - Designer

Pittsburgh, PA. USA

I offer the necessary design talent and experience so critical for the success of your book.

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25 years experience in Graphic Design, including fifteen years at senior-level book design and art direction for publications. Advanced creative design, typography, layout, book composition and all phases of printing and production. Work exclusively in the Mac OS X environment in Adobe Creative Suite and occasionally QuarkXpress. Art director for photography, photo shoots, and illustration projects from editorial to publishing, including food, product, people and children’s books. Dependable, extremely detail-oriented, and affordable.

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Business & Management Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Economics Health & wellbeing History Home & Garden Politics & Current Affairs Religion & Spirituality Sex & Relationships

Work experience

Art Director

Seattle Metropolitan Magazine

December, 2005 – September, 2006 (9 months)

Oversaw and implemented design and production for premier start-up issue of four-color glossy magazine and subsequent issues

Worked in close conjunction with publisher and editorial staff to implement editorial vision

Designed covers and majority of feature articles as well as managed and designed departmental sections

Managed five-person staff including assistant art director, junior designer and production manager and intern

Responsible for managing budgets as well as departmental and contractual paperwork

Hired and art directed various subcontractors, including illustrators and photographers and photoshoots, as well as sourcing stock images and other art

Senior Designer

Sasquatch Books

May, 2003 – December, 2005 (over 2 years)

Managed approximately 25 assigned titles per year from concept to completion

Designed covers, jackets and interiors for various hardcover and paperback titles including non-fiction, photography, gardening, cooking and children’s books

Managed subcontractors, including freelance designers, illustrators, photographers and photoshoots

Senior Art Director

Seattle Weekly

December, 2000 – December, 2001 (about 1 year)

Oversaw all design and production of special sections dealing with: fashion, holiday themes, home and garden

Hired and directed photographers and illustrators, designed and laid-out covers and interiors in conjunction with editorial input

Provided design, production and layout support for Art Director, including: hiring photographers and illustrators and sourcing news images for regular sections and columns

Assisted art director in feature and departmental design

Book Designer

Self Employed

January, 1999 – Present (almost 18 years)

26 years experience in graphic design, including fifteen years at senior-level book design and art direction for publications. Advanced creative design, typography, layout, book composition and all phases of printing and production. Expert in Mac OS X environment and applications, including latest versions of Adobe Creative Suite, and various applications and utilities. Art director for photography, photo shoots, and illustration projects from editorial to publishing, including food, product, people and children’s books. Extremely detail-oriented and self-motivated.

Clientele: Amazon Publishing, Arizona Highways Magazine, Avalon Publishing Group, Becker and Mayer!, Bloomingdales, Susie Bright, Bristol Park Books, Carroll & Graf Publishers, Champion Visions, Harvard Business Press, Klutz Books, Lifelong AIDS Alliance, Marlowe & Company, Milkweed Editions, Nation Books, The New York Times, Perseus Books, Pittsburgh Magazine, Red Wheel Weiser Books, Source Books, Sterling Publishing, Storey Publishing, Sunnyoutside Publishing, Thunder’s Mouth Press, Timber Press, Wave Books

Art Director

The Rocket

December, 1193 – December, 1999 (about 806 years)

Art directed over 125 issues

Oversaw all design of magazine and collateral materials

Designed and produced majority of contents of paper as well as dealt directly with
printer and pre-press coordinators

Worked with illustrators, cartoonists and photographers on a regular basis. Managed art department staff, payroll and budgeting

Worked in conjunction with editors and advertising sales to implement new ideas and develop marketing strategies

Led company into digital production from traditional typesetting environment

Regular contributing columnist and reviewer

Portfolio (58 selected works)

What Patients Taught Me: A Medical Student's Journey

Audrey Young

Do sleek high-tech hospitals teach more about medicine and less about humanity? Do doctors ever lose their tolerance for suffering? With sensitive observation and graceful prose, this book explores some of the difficult and deeply personal questions a 23-year-old doctor confronts with her very first dying patient, and continues to struggle with as she strives to become a good doctor. In her tr... read more

Do sleek high-tech hospitals teach more about medicine and less about humanity? Do doctors ever lose their tolerance for suffering? With sensitive observation and graceful prose, this book explores some of the difficult and deeply personal questions a 23-year-old doctor confronts with her very first dying patient, and continues to struggle with as she strives to become a good doctor. In her tr... read more

Baggage

S.G. Redling

Over the years, terrible things keep happening to Anna Ray on February 17. First, there was the childhood trauma she’s never been able to speak about. Then, to her horror, her husband killed himself on that date.A year later and a thousand miles away, Anna tries to find solace in the fresh start of a new job in a new place. She takes comfort in her outspoken cousin Jeannie, the confidant and b... read more

Over the years, terrible things keep happening to Anna Ray on February 17. First, there was the childhood trauma she’s never been able to speak about. Then, to her horror, her husband killed himself on that date.A year later and a thousand miles away, Anna tries to find solace in the fresh start of a new job in a new place. She takes comfort in her outspoken cousin Jeannie, the confidant and b... read more

Radio Sphere

Devin terSteeg

The author uses vivid imagery and brilliant descriptions to draw you into this surreal future earth and make you feel like part of it. From the very beginning this is a unique and captivating story that is impossible to put down. Mike Naylor, book reviewer I immediately fell under the spell of the words. The author managed to infuse so much in few pages with his world building and characteriza... read more

The author uses vivid imagery and brilliant descriptions to draw you into this surreal future earth and make you feel like part of it. From the very beginning this is a unique and captivating story that is impossible to put down. Mike Naylor, book reviewer I immediately fell under the spell of the words. The author managed to infuse so much in few pages with his world building and characteriza... read more

A Mother's Steps: A Meditation on Silence

Mark Mirsky

A Mother's Steps: A Meditation on Silence is the novelist Mark Jay Mirsky's attempt to understand the life of a mother who was reluctant to tell him any details about her family or herself. Concealing much of her strong affection for her son, she began to reveal it after learning that she was dangerously ill. The book tries to un-riddle the silence that Ruth S. Mirsky drew over her childhood, ... read more

A Mother's Steps: A Meditation on Silence is the novelist Mark Jay Mirsky's attempt to understand the life of a mother who was reluctant to tell him any details about her family or herself. Concealing much of her strong affection for her son, she began to reveal it after learning that she was dangerously ill. The book tries to un-riddle the silence that Ruth S. Mirsky drew over her childhood, ... read more

The Man with the Blue Nose

Martin Rico

When Lucy Jones answers the phone on a hot summer day in June, 1965, she doesn’t hesitate telling a doozy, even though it’s the sheriff’s office on the other end of the line. This is no trouble for Lucy, whose powers of faith are so deep and so unbending that the truth doesn’t even stand a chance. She’ll do whatever it takes to protect her high school sweetheart, the one true love of her life,... read more

When Lucy Jones answers the phone on a hot summer day in June, 1965, she doesn’t hesitate telling a doozy, even though it’s the sheriff’s office on the other end of the line. This is no trouble for Lucy, whose powers of faith are so deep and so unbending that the truth doesn’t even stand a chance. She’ll do whatever it takes to protect her high school sweetheart, the one true love of her life,... read more

American Badass

Jeff Chacon

Ron Watson wakes up one day to find himself dead. Yes, after an unplanned and unfortunate meeting on a Colorado highway with a semi-trailer truck carrying disposable diapers for orphaned babies, Ron Watson is now an everyday, run-of-the-mill divorced American zombie, with exactly two thoughts in his head: “Brains!” and “Vegas!” Sin City, land of dreamers, where Ron Watson goes to dream of bein... read more

Ron Watson wakes up one day to find himself dead. Yes, after an unplanned and unfortunate meeting on a Colorado highway with a semi-trailer truck carrying disposable diapers for orphaned babies, Ron Watson is now an everyday, run-of-the-mill divorced American zombie, with exactly two thoughts in his head: “Brains!” and “Vegas!” Sin City, land of dreamers, where Ron Watson goes to dream of bein... read more

Antiwar Soldier: How to Dissent Within the Ranks of the Military

Jonathan W. Hutto

Many active duty, reserve, and guard service members are concerned about the war in Iraq and support the withdrawal of U.S. troops. Last year able seaman Jonathan Hutto banded together with a small group of fellow service men and women and build one of the first active duty antiwar groups since the Vietnam era. Antiwar Soldier offers military personnel and their families a practical toolkit to... read more

Many active duty, reserve, and guard service members are concerned about the war in Iraq and support the withdrawal of U.S. troops. Last year able seaman Jonathan Hutto banded together with a small group of fellow service men and women and build one of the first active duty antiwar groups since the Vietnam era. Antiwar Soldier offers military personnel and their families a practical toolkit to... read more

Lot Boy

Greg Shemkovitz

Fiction. Eddie Lanning has grown up with the run of his father's Ford dealership, but lack of ambition and an immature attitude leave him trapped as the "lot boy" who covers the most menial and unskilled tasks and errands. Eager to escape both snowy Buffalo and his family legacy, Eddie allows a habit of petty theft to escalate into warranty fraud as he is drawn by fellow employee Spanky into a... read more

Fiction. Eddie Lanning has grown up with the run of his father's Ford dealership, but lack of ambition and an immature attitude leave him trapped as the "lot boy" who covers the most menial and unskilled tasks and errands. Eager to escape both snowy Buffalo and his family legacy, Eddie allows a habit of petty theft to escalate into warranty fraud as he is drawn by fellow employee Spanky into a... read more

The Plank Grilling Cookbook: Infuse Food with More Flavor Using Wood Planks

Dina Guillen, Michelle Lowrey

Planking — grilling atop a slab of wood — adds a lush, smoky flavor to foods with none of the labor-intensive mess of traditional pits and smokers. Though sales of planks are skyrocketing, there are few resources available that enable backyard cooks to take full advantage of this easy, exciting technique. The Plank Grilling Cookbook answers this growing need with an extensive array of recipes ... read more

Planking — grilling atop a slab of wood — adds a lush, smoky flavor to foods with none of the labor-intensive mess of traditional pits and smokers. Though sales of planks are skyrocketing, there are few resources available that enable backyard cooks to take full advantage of this easy, exciting technique. The Plank Grilling Cookbook answers this growing need with an extensive array of recipes ... read more

Entertaining in the Northwest Style: A Menu Cookbook

Greg Atkinson

The 14 menus in this colorful cookbook capture the very essence of the statement, "Life is good." And how can it not be with fresh Kumamoto oysters from Puget Sound, or Copper River salmon from Alaska, or herbed and grilled leg of lamb? Each special menu consists of five to seven recipes that, served together, comprise a memorable culinary event. For example, Atkinson's menu for a romantic sum... read more

The 14 menus in this colorful cookbook capture the very essence of the statement, "Life is good." And how can it not be with fresh Kumamoto oysters from Puget Sound, or Copper River salmon from Alaska, or herbed and grilled leg of lamb? Each special menu consists of five to seven recipes that, served together, comprise a memorable culinary event. For example, Atkinson's menu for a romantic sum... read more

Unseen (Unborn Series Book 2)

Amber Lynn Natusch

Welcome to the Kingdom of Hades, where even its prodigal princess sleeps lightly.After fighting Soul Stealers in Detroit, Khara hoped to return home to find answers in her father's realm. But the land of the dead offers little information, and far too much tragedy. Now cut off from her brothers, and left only with her dark and unreliable companion Oz, Khara must navigate the centuries-old webs... read more

Welcome to the Kingdom of Hades, where even its prodigal princess sleeps lightly.After fighting Soul Stealers in Detroit, Khara hoped to return home to find answers in her father's realm. But the land of the dead offers little information, and far too much tragedy. Now cut off from her brothers, and left only with her dark and unreliable companion Oz, Khara must navigate the centuries-old webs... read more

Moving Day: A Thriller

Jonathan Stone

Forty years’ accumulation of art, antiques, and family photographs are more than just objects for Stanley Peke—they are proof of a life fully lived. A life he could have easily lost long ago.When a con man steals his houseful of possessions in a sophisticated moving-day scam, Peke wanders helplessly through his empty New England home, inevitably reminded of another helpless time: decades in Pe... read more

Forty years’ accumulation of art, antiques, and family photographs are more than just objects for Stanley Peke—they are proof of a life fully lived. A life he could have easily lost long ago.When a con man steals his houseful of possessions in a sophisticated moving-day scam, Peke wanders helplessly through his empty New England home, inevitably reminded of another helpless time: decades in Pe... read more

Everything Burns

Vincent Zandri

When Reece Johnston was a boy, a fire destroyed his home, killing his mother and brothers while leaving him scarred for life. It also kindled something dark inside him: an irresistible attraction to flames in all their terrifying, tantalizing power. But after two failed arson attempts—and two trips to the mental ward—he was finally able to put down the matches and pick up the pieces.With a car... read more

When Reece Johnston was a boy, a fire destroyed his home, killing his mother and brothers while leaving him scarred for life. It also kindled something dark inside him: an irresistible attraction to flames in all their terrifying, tantalizing power. But after two failed arson attempts—and two trips to the mental ward—he was finally able to put down the matches and pick up the pieces.With a car... read more

Trident Code (A Lana Elkins Thriller)

Thomas Waite

Ruthless cyberhackers seize a US nuclear submarine, training its most powerful weapon on a target so unusual, yet so vulnerable, that a successful strike could change the face of the earth for millions of years. With the world held hostage, former NSA operative Lana Elkins must join forces with a mysterious computer mastermind—who might be working with the enemy—to avert this unprecedented Arm... read more

Ruthless cyberhackers seize a US nuclear submarine, training its most powerful weapon on a target so unusual, yet so vulnerable, that a successful strike could change the face of the earth for millions of years. With the world held hostage, former NSA operative Lana Elkins must join forces with a mysterious computer mastermind—who might be working with the enemy—to avert this unprecedented Arm... read more

Red Cell Seven (Red Cell Series, Book 2)

Stephen W. Frey

Created more than forty years ago by secret executive order, Red Cell Seven is a highly classified intelligence agency tasked with protecting America from the most catastrophic of terrorist attacks. But in the aftermath of a string of deadly terrorist attacks across the nation, Red Cell Seven finds itself drawn into a conspiracy that threatens to tear the organization apart.The president himse... read more

Created more than forty years ago by secret executive order, Red Cell Seven is a highly classified intelligence agency tasked with protecting America from the most catastrophic of terrorist attacks. But in the aftermath of a string of deadly terrorist attacks across the nation, Red Cell Seven finds itself drawn into a conspiracy that threatens to tear the organization apart.The president himse... read more

Drop Dead Perfect

Rick Murcer

A disturbing and gruesome serial killer is on the loose with a distinct calling card: after every murder, he stages his victim’s body with meticulous attention to detail—perfectly dressed, perfectly made-up, and pinned with the disconcerting message “NOT HER.” This serial killer won’t settle for anything less than perfection.Forensics expert Ellen Harper is assigned to investigate the bizarre ... read more

A disturbing and gruesome serial killer is on the loose with a distinct calling card: after every murder, he stages his victim’s body with meticulous attention to detail—perfectly dressed, perfectly made-up, and pinned with the disconcerting message “NOT HER.” This serial killer won’t settle for anything less than perfection.Forensics expert Ellen Harper is assigned to investigate the bizarre ... read more

Deep Six (A Sam McRae Mystery Book 4)

Debbi Mack

FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF "IDENTITY CRISIS" Maryland lawyer, Stephanie Ann “Sam” McRae, is strapped for cash, when an old college friend asks her to help a citizens group fight a controversial development. Though loathe to take a zoning case, Sam is persuaded by the unusually high retainer, but the matter become personal when Sam finds Linda murdered. Finding the citizens g... read more

FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF "IDENTITY CRISIS" Maryland lawyer, Stephanie Ann “Sam” McRae, is strapped for cash, when an old college friend asks her to help a citizens group fight a controversial development. Though loathe to take a zoning case, Sam is persuaded by the unusually high retainer, but the matter become personal when Sam finds Linda murdered. Finding the citizens g... read more

Puddingstone: Franklin Park

Mark Jay Mirsky

Puddingstone goes to the heart of Boston’s “savage geography” in the last half of the Twentieth Century. Mark Jay Mirsky, whose Blue Hill Avenue was praised by The Boston Globe as “one of the 100 essential books about New England,” has concocted a hot pudding out of the simmering racial and ethnic animosities in the city. Centered in the districts around its historic Franklin Park, Jews, Irish... read more

Puddingstone goes to the heart of Boston’s “savage geography” in the last half of the Twentieth Century. Mark Jay Mirsky, whose Blue Hill Avenue was praised by The Boston Globe as “one of the 100 essential books about New England,” has concocted a hot pudding out of the simmering racial and ethnic animosities in the city. Centered in the districts around its historic Franklin Park, Jews, Irish... read more

Snowball

Max Hallford

Stan Culverson hasn’t wasted any time grieving over his wife Erica's disappearance. In fact, it’s almost like he doesn’t miss her at all. But when the last reminder of Erica—her pet dog Snowball—begins to demonstrate some positively creepy behaviors, Stan finds himself having to confront his shadowy past—even as his life begins to snowball out of control.

Stan Culverson hasn’t wasted any time grieving over his wife Erica's disappearance. In fact, it’s almost like he doesn’t miss her at all. But when the last reminder of Erica—her pet dog Snowball—begins to demonstrate some positively creepy behaviors, Stan finds himself having to confront his shadowy past—even as his life begins to snowball out of control.

The Barkeep

William Lashner

Justin Chase is the perfect barkeep, tending bar as he lives his life, in a state of Zen serenity. At least until Birdie Grackle, a yellow-haired, foul-mouthed alcoholic from Texas, walks into his bar, orders a Mojito, and makes a startling confession. Six years ago Justin’s life was ripped apart when he discovered his mother’s bludgeoned corpse in the foyer of the family home. Now Justin’s fa... read more

Justin Chase is the perfect barkeep, tending bar as he lives his life, in a state of Zen serenity. At least until Birdie Grackle, a yellow-haired, foul-mouthed alcoholic from Texas, walks into his bar, orders a Mojito, and makes a startling confession. Six years ago Justin’s life was ripped apart when he discovered his mother’s bludgeoned corpse in the foyer of the family home. Now Justin’s fa... read more

Bagmen (A Victor Carl Novel)

William Lashner

Victor Carl is back, and back in trouble. At a low point in his lowly career, Victor finds himself skulking through the streets of Philadelphia carrying a bag full of money for an ambitious politician. It is a rotten job on the wrong side of anyone’s line, but with bag in hand Victor is suddenly hobnobbing with the city’s elite, filling his bank account, and having sex with the politician’s go... read more

Victor Carl is back, and back in trouble. At a low point in his lowly career, Victor finds himself skulking through the streets of Philadelphia carrying a bag full of money for an ambitious politician. It is a rotten job on the wrong side of anyone’s line, but with bag in hand Victor is suddenly hobnobbing with the city’s elite, filling his bank account, and having sex with the politician’s go... read more

Reckoning

Rusty Barnes

Fiction. Richard Logan begins his summer day as any fourteen-year-old might: working a farm job bringing in hay, avoiding his hard-headed father, and hanging out with his friends. When he stumbles onto an unconscious woman in the woods, he has no idea that the process of helping her will lead him into the darkness of the deeply held deceits of his rural Appalachian town. Both brutal and beauti... read more

Fiction. Richard Logan begins his summer day as any fourteen-year-old might: working a farm job bringing in hay, avoiding his hard-headed father, and hanging out with his friends. When he stumbles onto an unconscious woman in the woods, he has no idea that the process of helping her will lead him into the darkness of the deeply held deceits of his rural Appalachian town. Both brutal and beauti... read more

Breaking Blue

Timothy Egan

In 1935, the Spokane police regularly extorted sex, food, and money from the reluctant hobos (many of them displaced farmers who had fled the midwestern dust bowls), robbed dairies, and engaged in all manner of nefarious crimes, including murder. This history was suppressed until 1989, when former logger, Vietnam vet, and Spokane cop Tony Bamonte discovered a strange 1955 deathbed confession w... read more

In 1935, the Spokane police regularly extorted sex, food, and money from the reluctant hobos (many of them displaced farmers who had fled the midwestern dust bowls), robbed dairies, and engaged in all manner of nefarious crimes, including murder. This history was suppressed until 1989, when former logger, Vietnam vet, and Spokane cop Tony Bamonte discovered a strange 1955 deathbed confession w... read more

New South Britain

Craig Dirgo

New South Britain is author Craig Dirgo’s epic alternative history novel. When a family of bankers who are bent on controlling the world realize that cotton has changed the balance of trade they set out to bring the United States under their control. Using an unscrupulous former gambler as their front man, the bankers flame the fuels of war with the ultimate goal to make the United States inde... read more

New South Britain is author Craig Dirgo’s epic alternative history novel. When a family of bankers who are bent on controlling the world realize that cotton has changed the balance of trade they set out to bring the United States under their control. Using an unscrupulous former gambler as their front man, the bankers flame the fuels of war with the ultimate goal to make the United States inde... read more

The Tree of the Doves: Ceremony, Expedition, War

Christopher Merrill

Taking several ageless questions—“Where do we come from? Where are we going? What shall we do?”—as his point of departure, award-winning author Christopher Merrill explores the related issues of terror, modernity, tradition, and epochal transformation. In three extended essays, Merrill observes the performance of a banned ritual in the Malaysian province of Kelatan; traces Saint-John Perse’s e... read more

Taking several ageless questions—“Where do we come from? Where are we going? What shall we do?”—as his point of departure, award-winning author Christopher Merrill explores the related issues of terror, modernity, tradition, and epochal transformation. In three extended essays, Merrill observes the performance of a banned ritual in the Malaysian province of Kelatan; traces Saint-John Perse’s e... read more

Fleurish

Veronica D'Orazio

Garden photographer Ilona brings a fresh, artful approach to capturing flowers on film with an up-close perspective that transforms even the most common blooms into stunning beauties. Vibrant photographs show off 150 different flowers, organized to reveal the complete circle of nature's palette — white to pink to red to orange to yellow — all the way around to deeply vivid hues of blue. An app... read more

Garden photographer Ilona brings a fresh, artful approach to capturing flowers on film with an up-close perspective that transforms even the most common blooms into stunning beauties. Vibrant photographs show off 150 different flowers, organized to reveal the complete circle of nature's palette — white to pink to red to orange to yellow — all the way around to deeply vivid hues of blue. An app... read more

Sushi with Style Book & Gift Set

All tools and instructions you need to make your own tasty and appetizing Sushi at home or on the road/picnic

All tools and instructions you need to make your own tasty and appetizing Sushi at home or on the road/picnic

Live! From Death Valley: Dispatches from America's Low Point

John Soennichsen

Death Valley is a place of record-breaking heat and unexplained natural oddities, a place where salt beds descend a thousand feet below the surface; where inch-long fish swim in a 112-degree creek; where huge boulders slide mysteriously across a dry lakebed. There are gas stations, convenience stores, a visitor’s center, and a five-star hotel. And despite the modern conveniences, it’s still qu... read more

Death Valley is a place of record-breaking heat and unexplained natural oddities, a place where salt beds descend a thousand feet below the surface; where inch-long fish swim in a 112-degree creek; where huge boulders slide mysteriously across a dry lakebed. There are gas stations, convenience stores, a visitor’s center, and a five-star hotel. And despite the modern conveniences, it’s still qu... read more

500 Cameras: 170 Years of Photographic Innovation

Todd Gustavson, George Eastman House

From the world-famous Eastman House comes a lavish, expansive guide to nearly 200 years of photographic invention and innovation. Richly visual and wonderfully informative, it showcases 500 groundbreaking cameras from the museum's collection that forever changed our perception of the world, and of ourselves. Todd Gustavson, curator of technology at the George Eastman House, organizes the camer... read more

From the world-famous Eastman House comes a lavish, expansive guide to nearly 200 years of photographic invention and innovation. Richly visual and wonderfully informative, it showcases 500 groundbreaking cameras from the museum's collection that forever changed our perception of the world, and of ourselves. Todd Gustavson, curator of technology at the George Eastman House, organizes the camer... read more

Inspired By Andrea Dworkin: Essays on Lust, Aggression, Porn, & The Female Gaze That I Might Not Have Written If Not for Her

Susie Bright

After Andrea Dworkin, the famous feminist philosopher and activist passed away, her chief critic, Susie Bright, who many perceived as Dworkin's opposite, published a stirring obituary and series of essays in which she described the ways that Dworkin was a catalyst for the sex-positive movement in contemporary feminism. Essays include: The Baffling Case of Andrea DworkinSpankfulStory of O Birth... read more

After Andrea Dworkin, the famous feminist philosopher and activist passed away, her chief critic, Susie Bright, who many perceived as Dworkin's opposite, published a stirring obituary and series of essays in which she described the ways that Dworkin was a catalyst for the sex-positive movement in contemporary feminism. Essays include: The Baffling Case of Andrea DworkinSpankfulStory of O Birth... read more

Soup Night: Recipes for Creating Community Around a Pot of Soup

Maggie Stuckey

Soup nights are popping up all around the United States as a stress-free way to bring neighbors together. The host provides two or three pots of soup, and the guests bring their own dishes and silverware, and perhaps a salad or some bread. Neighbors get to know each other by name, people of all ages connect and socialize, and the neighborhood becomes friendlier and safer. In Soup Night, Maggie... read more

Soup nights are popping up all around the United States as a stress-free way to bring neighbors together. The host provides two or three pots of soup, and the guests bring their own dishes and silverware, and perhaps a salad or some bread. Neighbors get to know each other by name, people of all ages connect and socialize, and the neighborhood becomes friendlier and safer. In Soup Night, Maggie... read more

The Scarecrow Video Movie Guide

Scarecrow Video

Scarecrow is to video stores as The Elliott Bay Book Co. is to bookstores: independent, iconoclastic, and obsessed. With more than 60,000 titles in a single outlet, it's a paradise frequented by serious movie lovers and staffed by movie freaks. Loaded with a deep appreciation and understanding of movies, these fanatics have assembled one of the most eclectic movie lists to date. This is a uniq... read more

Scarecrow is to video stores as The Elliott Bay Book Co. is to bookstores: independent, iconoclastic, and obsessed. With more than 60,000 titles in a single outlet, it's a paradise frequented by serious movie lovers and staffed by movie freaks. Loaded with a deep appreciation and understanding of movies, these fanatics have assembled one of the most eclectic movie lists to date. This is a uniq... read more

Some Dead Genius: Novel

Lenny Kleinfeld

Clever, well-paced plot and terrifically real characters... A sharp insider's look at the urban art scene, and an especially addictive narrative voice... There's one thing more to point out while recommending the hell out of this book: The humanity of it. And that is so refreshing in a Gritty Urban Detective Yarn. (Wayne Alan Brenner, The Austin Chronicle) Thriller of the Month/July 2014--Ther... read more

Clever, well-paced plot and terrifically real characters... A sharp insider's look at the urban art scene, and an especially addictive narrative voice... There's one thing more to point out while recommending the hell out of this book: The humanity of it. And that is so refreshing in a Gritty Urban Detective Yarn. (Wayne Alan Brenner, The Austin Chronicle) Thriller of the Month/July 2014--Ther... read more

The Wish Book: Poems

Alex Lemon

In his first collection since Fancy Beasts, a book that "slice[d] straight through nerve and marrow on its way to the heart and mind of the matter" (Tracy K. Smith), Alex Lemon dazzles us again with his exuberance and candor. Whether in unrestrained descriptions of sensory overload or tender meditations on fatherhood and mortality, Lemon blurs that nebulous line between the personal and the po... read more

In his first collection since Fancy Beasts, a book that "slice[d] straight through nerve and marrow on its way to the heart and mind of the matter" (Tracy K. Smith), Alex Lemon dazzles us again with his exuberance and candor. Whether in unrestrained descriptions of sensory overload or tender meditations on fatherhood and mortality, Lemon blurs that nebulous line between the personal and the po... read more

The Words

Max Hallford

Max Hallford’s trademark blend of dark humor and subtle creepiness are on full display in this collection of three weird tales. In “Moments Like These,” a man is sentenced to house arrest—in the house he grew up in. In “Carma,” a man who slashes the tires of those who have wronged him discovers his own tires have been slashed. And in “The Words,” two small-time thieves break into an apartment ... read more

Max Hallford’s trademark blend of dark humor and subtle creepiness are on full display in this collection of three weird tales. In “Moments Like These,” a man is sentenced to house arrest—in the house he grew up in. In “Carma,” a man who slashes the tires of those who have wronged him discovers his own tires have been slashed. And in “The Words,” two small-time thieves break into an apartment ... read more

Voices of the Food Revolution: You Can Heal Your Body and Your World with Food!

John Robbins, Ocean Robbins

Did you know that:More than 80% of the foods you eat in restaurants and buy at supermarkets contain genetically engineered ingredients, and that these ingredients have been linked to toxic and allergic reactions in people; sickness, sterility, and fatalities in livestock; and damage to virtually every organ studied in lab animals?If you don't count French fries, ketchup or pizza as vegetables,... read more

Did you know that:More than 80% of the foods you eat in restaurants and buy at supermarkets contain genetically engineered ingredients, and that these ingredients have been linked to toxic and allergic reactions in people; sickness, sterility, and fatalities in livestock; and damage to virtually every organ studied in lab animals?If you don't count French fries, ketchup or pizza as vegetables,... read more

Mermaids

Patty Dann

"Mrs. Flax was happiest when she was leaving a place, but I wanted to stay put long enough to fall down crazy and hear the Word of God. I always called my mother Mrs. Flax." So begins this extraordinary first novel about one wild year in the life of fourteen-year-old Charlotte Flax, when she and her sister Kate move with Mrs. Flax into a sleepy 1960's Massachusetts town. Mrs. Flax is a woman w... read more

"Mrs. Flax was happiest when she was leaving a place, but I wanted to stay put long enough to fall down crazy and hear the Word of God. I always called my mother Mrs. Flax." So begins this extraordinary first novel about one wild year in the life of fourteen-year-old Charlotte Flax, when she and her sister Kate move with Mrs. Flax into a sleepy 1960's Massachusetts town. Mrs. Flax is a woman w... read more

The Ultimate Pet Food Guide: Everything You Need to Know about Feeding Your Dog or Cat

Liz Palika

The 2007 pet food recalls followed a multitude of pets getting sick and dying from contaminated food; now pet owners must take charge of what they feed their dogs and cats. With The Ultimate Pet Food Guide, veteran dog trainer, behaviorist, an

The 2007 pet food recalls followed a multitude of pets getting sick and dying from contaminated food; now pet owners must take charge of what they feed their dogs and cats. With The Ultimate Pet Food Guide, veteran dog trainer, behaviorist, an

Pink Flamingos and Other Filth: Three Screenplays by John Waters

John Waters

Here are three of the filthiest-and yet, in their own way, sweetest—screenplays ever written: Pink Flamingos, Desperate Living, and Flamingos Forever. Intermixed with the scripts are dozens of classic stills from the films.In Pink Flamingos, Waters's muse and leading lady, Divine, a 300-pound cross-dresser who could turn your stomach in one scene and break your heart in the next, competes with... read more

Here are three of the filthiest-and yet, in their own way, sweetest—screenplays ever written: Pink Flamingos, Desperate Living, and Flamingos Forever. Intermixed with the scripts are dozens of classic stills from the films.In Pink Flamingos, Waters's muse and leading lady, Divine, a 300-pound cross-dresser who could turn your stomach in one scene and break your heart in the next, competes with... read more

No Happy Cows: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Food Revolution

John Robbins

Internationally known vegan and bestselling author John Robbins has continued his observations and investigations into food politics and food-related issues of the day in his popular HuffingtonPost column, foodrevolution.org. No Happy Cows collects these recent observations along with never before published material for the first time in book form. Robbins shares his dispatches from the frontl... read more

Internationally known vegan and bestselling author John Robbins has continued his observations and investigations into food politics and food-related issues of the day in his popular HuffingtonPost column, foodrevolution.org. No Happy Cows collects these recent observations along with never before published material for the first time in book form. Robbins shares his dispatches from the frontl... read more

Museum of Accidents

Rachel Zucker

"Rachel Zucker may be Generation X's likeliest heir to the confessional legacy of Sylvia Plath, Louise Glück, and Sharon Olds."—The BelieverRending the terrorizing forces of modern existence from abstraction and placing them directly in our laps, Museum of Accidents is a brutally honest epic of domestic proportions.Rachel Zucker is the author of three collections of poetry and co-editor of Wom... read more

"Rachel Zucker may be Generation X's likeliest heir to the confessional legacy of Sylvia Plath, Louise Glück, and Sharon Olds."—The BelieverRending the terrorizing forces of modern existence from abstraction and placing them directly in our laps, Museum of Accidents is a brutally honest epic of domestic proportions.Rachel Zucker is the author of three collections of poetry and co-editor of Wom... read more

The River Killings (The Zoe Hayes Mysteries)

Merry Jones

Continuing the pate-turning suspense of THE NANNY MURDERS, this sequel weaves another taut, fast-paced tale. Zoe Hayes, a divorced art therapist with a six-year-old adopted daughter, Molly, returns with another gripping mystery set in Philadelphia, this time taking place along historic Boathouse Row.On summer vacation from her job, Zoe takes a sculling class for fun with her best friend, Susan... read more

Continuing the pate-turning suspense of THE NANNY MURDERS, this sequel weaves another taut, fast-paced tale. Zoe Hayes, a divorced art therapist with a six-year-old adopted daughter, Molly, returns with another gripping mystery set in Philadelphia, this time taking place along historic Boathouse Row.On summer vacation from her job, Zoe takes a sculling class for fun with her best friend, Susan... read more

Whad'Ya Know?: Test Your Knowledge with the Ultimate Collection of Amazing Trivia, Quizzes, Stories, Fun Facts, and Everything Else You Never Knew You Wanted to Know

Michael Feldman

A brand new bathroom reader collection, from the beloved trivia voice of public radio. SO…DID YOU KNOW THAT: 53% of American workers feel they work "with a bunch of monkeys." (What the monkeys think, we don't know.) During shaky economic times, lipstick sales go up. The longest conflict in American history was fought over a pig. Washington state has the best-dressed State Troopers. AREN'T YOU ... read more

A brand new bathroom reader collection, from the beloved trivia voice of public radio. SO…DID YOU KNOW THAT: 53% of American workers feel they work "with a bunch of monkeys." (What the monkeys think, we don't know.) During shaky economic times, lipstick sales go up. The longest conflict in American history was fought over a pig. Washington state has the best-dressed State Troopers. AREN'T YOU ... read more

A Little Bit Married: How to Know When It's Time to Walk Down the Aisle or Out the Door

Hannah Seligson

Quiz: Are You “A Little Bit Married”? We’ve been dating for more than a year. I talk on the phone with his parents. We go on vacations with each other’s families. We’re planning to live together (or already do). I often wonder, “Where is this going?” Do I just wait around? How can I be sure this person is really “The One”? If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. It’s the dawning of an age ... read more

Quiz: Are You “A Little Bit Married”? We’ve been dating for more than a year. I talk on the phone with his parents. We go on vacations with each other’s families. We’re planning to live together (or already do). I often wonder, “Where is this going?” Do I just wait around? How can I be sure this person is really “The One”? If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. It’s the dawning of an age ... read more

Take the Mic: The Art of Performance Poetry, Slam, and the Spoken Word (A Poetry Speaks Experience)

Marc Kelly Smith, Joe Kraynak

Get on Stage and Perfect Your Performance Have you ever enjoyed a slam or two and thought, "I could do this," but felt apprehensive staring at that empty mic—or worse, you climbed up on stage and struggled? Let Marc Kelly Smith, the founder of Slam Poetry, teach you everything you need to be a confident performer, from writing a powerful poem, to stage techniques, to going on tour (if that's w... read more

Get on Stage and Perfect Your Performance Have you ever enjoyed a slam or two and thought, "I could do this," but felt apprehensive staring at that empty mic—or worse, you climbed up on stage and struggled? Let Marc Kelly Smith, the founder of Slam Poetry, teach you everything you need to be a confident performer, from writing a powerful poem, to stage techniques, to going on tour (if that's w... read more

The Best American Erotica 10th Anniversary Edition: The Readers' Favorites

The 10th Year anniversary of The Best American Erotica, the literary fiction erotic anthology which defined contemporary erotic fiction. IN addition to stories, editor Susie Bright takes a revealing Readers' Poll and interviews the authors like you’ve not seen them before. Featuring Martha Miller, Chuck Palaniuk, Greta Christina, Myriam Gurba, Dorothy Allison, Zane, Jill Soloway, Tsuarah Litzk... read more

The 10th Year anniversary of The Best American Erotica, the literary fiction erotic anthology which defined contemporary erotic fiction. IN addition to stories, editor Susie Bright takes a revealing Readers' Poll and interviews the authors like you’ve not seen them before. Featuring Martha Miller, Chuck Palaniuk, Greta Christina, Myriam Gurba, Dorothy Allison, Zane, Jill Soloway, Tsuarah Litzk... read more

Exposure

Alan Russell

Capturing the seedy and sordid side of life isn’t anything new for photojournalist-turned-paparazzo Graham Wells. But when a shoot turns deadly—secretly causing the car crash that takes the lives of two beloved public figures—he knows the ensuing media spotlight could easily destroy him. Fortunately, no one else knows his shameful secret except for a mysterious CIA operative, and that clandest... read more

Capturing the seedy and sordid side of life isn’t anything new for photojournalist-turned-paparazzo Graham Wells. But when a shoot turns deadly—secretly causing the car crash that takes the lives of two beloved public figures—he knows the ensuing media spotlight could easily destroy him. Fortunately, no one else knows his shameful secret except for a mysterious CIA operative, and that clandest... read more

Spectre Black

J. Carson Black

When homicide detective Jolie Burke awakens to intruders in the dark of night, she’s forced to flee. Jolie’s nobody’s victim, but she cannot fight this faceless enemy alone. She reaches out to Cyril Landry, the ex–Navy SEAL who is long on special-ops skills and short on patience. He suffers no fools—ever. But when Landry rolls into Branch, New Mexico, Jolie is gone, and there’s nothing waiting... read more

When homicide detective Jolie Burke awakens to intruders in the dark of night, she’s forced to flee. Jolie’s nobody’s victim, but she cannot fight this faceless enemy alone. She reaches out to Cyril Landry, the ex–Navy SEAL who is long on special-ops skills and short on patience. He suffers no fools—ever. But when Landry rolls into Branch, New Mexico, Jolie is gone, and there’s nothing waiting... read more

Cold Black Earth

Sam Reaves

When Rachel Lindstrom fled from her rural hometown in western Illinois to join the State Department and see the world, she never expected to return with her life in tatters. But after the horrors of war and a painful divorce, the only place where she can rebuild is the town she once escaped.At home, however, there is little comfort. Her brother, still reeling from his wife’s suicide, struggles... read more

When Rachel Lindstrom fled from her rural hometown in western Illinois to join the State Department and see the world, she never expected to return with her life in tatters. But after the horrors of war and a painful divorce, the only place where she can rebuild is the town she once escaped.At home, however, there is little comfort. Her brother, still reeling from his wife’s suicide, struggles... read more

All My Friends Are Zeros: My Secret to Overcoming Adverse Childhood Experiences

Jessica Nicely

Violence and abuse place their mark on many children. Jessica Nicely is no different from the thousands and perhaps millions who share tragic childhoods.How did she survive and even go on to thrive? How, with a childhood experience nearly at the top of the abuse scale, did she become resilient? Part of the answer was due to her beloved zeros. In these pages, Jessica bravely tells her story. Sh... read more

Violence and abuse place their mark on many children. Jessica Nicely is no different from the thousands and perhaps millions who share tragic childhoods.How did she survive and even go on to thrive? How, with a childhood experience nearly at the top of the abuse scale, did she become resilient? Part of the answer was due to her beloved zeros. In these pages, Jessica bravely tells her story. Sh... read more

Higher Ground

Gary Hays

Bound by a friendship forged during the Civil War, two friends are impelled by events to confront the limits of truth. Escaping a painful home life, fifteen-year-old Connie Hayes enlists in the Union Army, where he meets his lifelong friend, Patrick O’Hearn. Even before their regiment’s first battle, they find themselves embroiled in a violent encounter that will have a lasting and unique impa... read more

Bound by a friendship forged during the Civil War, two friends are impelled by events to confront the limits of truth. Escaping a painful home life, fifteen-year-old Connie Hayes enlists in the Union Army, where he meets his lifelong friend, Patrick O’Hearn. Even before their regiment’s first battle, they find themselves embroiled in a violent encounter that will have a lasting and unique impa... read more

Uncertain Origin

Steven Canley

Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals. There's A Killing To Be Made. Sixty-eight-year-old Emma Rowen's first inkling of trouble was the swelling in her fingers. Three days later the intensive care nurse watched Emma breathe with the help of oxygen delivered through translucent green tubes. On the other side of town, electronic evidence specialist, Jeremy Cole is working on a new project for a small law ... read more

Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals. There's A Killing To Be Made. Sixty-eight-year-old Emma Rowen's first inkling of trouble was the swelling in her fingers. Three days later the intensive care nurse watched Emma breathe with the help of oxygen delivered through translucent green tubes. On the other side of town, electronic evidence specialist, Jeremy Cole is working on a new project for a small law ... read more

Radio Sphere

Devin terSteeg

The author uses vivid imagery and brilliant descriptions to draw you into this surreal future earth and make you feel like part of it. From the very beginning this is a unique and captivating story that is impossible to put down. Mike Naylor, book reviewer I immediately fell under the spell of the words. The author managed to infuse so much in few pages with his world building and characteriza... read more

The author uses vivid imagery and brilliant descriptions to draw you into this surreal future earth and make you feel like part of it. From the very beginning this is a unique and captivating story that is impossible to put down. Mike Naylor, book reviewer I immediately fell under the spell of the words. The author managed to infuse so much in few pages with his world building and characteriza... read more

A Mother's Steps: A Meditation on Silence

Mark Jay Mirsky

A Mother's Steps: A Meditation on Silence is the novelist Mark Jay Mirsky's attempt to understand the life of a mother who was reluctant to tell him any details about her family or herself. Concealing much of her strong affection for her son, she began to reveal it after learning that she was dangerously ill. The book tries to un-riddle the silence that Ruth S. Mirsky drew over her childhood, ... read more

A Mother's Steps: A Meditation on Silence is the novelist Mark Jay Mirsky's attempt to understand the life of a mother who was reluctant to tell him any details about her family or herself. Concealing much of her strong affection for her son, she began to reveal it after learning that she was dangerously ill. The book tries to un-riddle the silence that Ruth S. Mirsky drew over her childhood, ... read more

Color Of Blood

Keith Yocum

Dennis is glad to be back at work. His wife’s death left him devastated but he’ll do anything to lose himself into work at the Inspector General’s office of the CIA. A brilliant, if prickly investigator, he’s spent his career chasing down the Agency’s thieves and liars. When his boss forces him to take a low-level assignment to investigate a missing employee in Australia, he soon finds that ev... read more

Dennis is glad to be back at work. His wife’s death left him devastated but he’ll do anything to lose himself into work at the Inspector General’s office of the CIA. A brilliant, if prickly investigator, he’s spent his career chasing down the Agency’s thieves and liars. When his boss forces him to take a low-level assignment to investigate a missing employee in Australia, he soon finds that ev... read more

Ourselves (The Nahan Series)

S.G. Redling

They have always been among us.An ancient, enigmatic race, the Nahan have protected their secret world by cultivating the myths of fanged, bloodsucking monsters that haunt legends. Yet they walk through our world as our coworkers and our neighbors, hiding in plain sight and coexisting in peace. They survive…and they prosper. A shy young dreamer, Tomas wanders through his life with help from hi... read more

They have always been among us.An ancient, enigmatic race, the Nahan have protected their secret world by cultivating the myths of fanged, bloodsucking monsters that haunt legends. Yet they walk through our world as our coworkers and our neighbors, hiding in plain sight and coexisting in peace. They survive…and they prosper. A shy young dreamer, Tomas wanders through his life with help from hi... read more

Grant Street

Bruce Hammond

About Grant Street Grant Street is a gritty, powerful, fast paced novel about the Ross Gordon family as they struggle through the great depression, gain a foothold on middle class respectability during the Second World War, and slip back into poverty after the war ends. It’s a poverty that grinds down the parents’ souls leaving them with no sense of self worth even as the children seek brighte... read more

About Grant Street Grant Street is a gritty, powerful, fast paced novel about the Ross Gordon family as they struggle through the great depression, gain a foothold on middle class respectability during the Second World War, and slip back into poverty after the war ends. It’s a poverty that grinds down the parents’ souls leaving them with no sense of self worth even as the children seek brighte... read more

Repairable Men

John Carr Walker

Fiction. California Interest. Set in the new American West, the stories in REPAIRABLE MEN look at the small towns and rural farms where families stay for generations, newcomers never quite feel at home, and expectation and judgment are country neighbors. Trapped by dead-end work, hostile relatives, and the troubling legacies of their forebears, John Carr Walker's characters are caught in the t... read more

Fiction. California Interest. Set in the new American West, the stories in REPAIRABLE MEN look at the small towns and rural farms where families stay for generations, newcomers never quite feel at home, and expectation and judgment are country neighbors. Trapped by dead-end work, hostile relatives, and the troubling legacies of their forebears, John Carr Walker's characters are caught in the t... read more

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When I first released my novel Uncertain Origin the cover was created by a designer at Create Space. After several changes I accepted the final result - but I never really liked it. After six months I decided the three years of work creating the book deserved a better cover. I found Stewart on Reedsy and unlike the experience with Create Space he delivered a great cover at a reasonable price. I...

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