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A Select List of Our Authors

Brian Alexander
Author of THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN US: Love, Sex and the Science of Attraction (co-written with Larry Young, PhD); RAPTURE: How Biotech Became the New Religion; and AMERICA UNZIPPED: The Search for Sex and Satisfaction (Crown/Harmony). Brian has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award and recognized by Medill School of Journalism's John Bartlow Martin awards for public interest journalism, the Association of Healthcare Journalists, and other organizations. author website

Paul Austin
Author of SOMETHING FOR THE PAIN: An Emergency Room Doctor's Story and the forthcoming memoir BEAUTIFUL EYES (Norton). author website

Andrew Blackwell
Documentary filmmaker and author of the critically-acclaimed VISIT SUNNY CHERNOBYL: And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places (Rodale). author website

Hiawatha Bray
Author of YOU ARE HERE: From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves (Basic Books), Bray is is a technology reporter for the Boston Globe, where he has been on staff since 1995. He has also written for Wired, Black Enterprise, Fast Company and Christianity Today. author website

Nancy Marie Brown
Author of SONG OF THE VIKINGS: Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths (Palgrave); THE ABACUS AND THE CROSS: The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages (Basic Books) and THE FAR TRAVELER: Voyage of a Viking Woman (Harcourt). author website

Cabinet Magazine
Cabinet is a non-profit quarterly dedicated to creating a new culture of curiosity about the world and has been described by The New York Times as "voracious, omnivorous, and playful." PRESIDENTIAL DOODLES (Basic Books) grew out of a whimsical idea tossed out during an editorial meeting at the magazine. author website

Seth Casteel
One of the most published pet photographers in the world, Seth Casteel is author of the New York Times' best-selling phenomenon UNDERWATER DOGS (Little, Brown). author website

Marla Cilley (a.k.a. The Flylady)
Author of the ever popular book SINK REFLECTIONS (Bantam) in which Cilley helps hundreds of thousands of her fans combat overwhelming household C.H.A.O.S. (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome). Taking a "baby-steps" approach, she offers little chores to do every day, to wipe out clutter and feelings of inadequacy. This was followed by the New York Times' best-selling BODY CLUTTER, which she co-authored with Leanne Ely. author website

Paul Collins
Best-selling author of eight books including DUEL WITH THE DEVIL: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery (Crown); THE MURDER OF THE CENTURY: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars (Crown); THE TROUBLE WITH TOM: The Strange Afterlife and Times of Thomas Paine; and NOT EVEN WRONG: Adventures in Autism. Collins is a 2009 recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Nonfiction and his recent freelance work includes pieces for the New York Times, Slate, and New Scientist. He appears regularly on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday as its resident "literary detective." author website

Frans de Waal
Named one of the most influential people by Time Magazine. One of the world's most renowned primatologists, and author of, among others, THE BONOBO AND THE ATHEIST: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates (Norton); THE AGE OF EMPATHY: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society (Harmony); OUR INNER APE (Riverhead), a New York Times Notable Book. author website

Thomas de Zengotita
Harper's contributor, anthropologist and social critic. Author of MEDIATED: How the Media Shapes Your World and the Way You Live in It (Bloomsbury).

Leanne Ely
Certified nutritionist and author of the successful SAVING DINNER series (Ballantine). Co-author, with Marla Cilley, of the New York Times' best-seller, BODY CLUTTER (Touchstone). Forthcoming from Plume: PART-TIME PALEO. author website

Susan Freinkel
A science writer whose work has appeared in Discover, Reader's Digest, Smithsonian, The New York Times, Health, and Real Simple, Freinkel is the author of PLASTIC: A Toxic Love Story (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and AMERICAN CHESTNUT: The Life, Death and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree (University of California Press). author website

Avery Gilbert
Sensory psychologist and author of WHAT THE NOSE KNOWS: The Science of Scent in Everyday Life (Crown), a finalist for the LA Times' Book Prize and the Royal Society Prize. author website

Taras Grescoe
Award-winning journalist and social critic. Author of STRAPHANGER: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile (Times Books); BOTTOMFEEDER: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood (Bloomsbury/Harper Canada); and THE DEVIL'S PICNIC: Around the World in Pursuit of Forbidden Fruit (Bloomsbury/Harper Canada). Winner of Canada's Writers' Trust Non-Fiction Prize and the Mavis Gallant Prize. author website

Nathan Hodge
Staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal based in Washington, D.C. A specialist in defense and national security, Hodge is the author of ARMED HUMANITARIANS: The Rise of Nation Builders and co-author (with Sharon Weinberger) of A NUCLEAR FAMILY VACATION (Bloomsbury). A longtime contributor to Wired's Danger Room, his work has appeared in Slate, the Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Jane's Defence Weekly and many other newspapers and magazines. author website

Hannah Holmes
A self-described gleeful naturalist who has been nominated for the Aventis Science Prize. Author of QUIRK: Brain Science Makes Sense of Your Peculiar Personality; THE WELL-DRESSED APE: A Natural History of Myself; SUBURBAN SAFARI: A Year on the Lawn; and THE SECRET LIFE OF DUST: From the Cosmos to the Kitchen Counter, the Big Consequences of Little Things. author website

Scott Huler
Author of ON THE GRID: A Plot of Land, an Average Neighborhood, and the Systems that Make our World Work (Rodale); DEFINING THE WIND: The Beaufort Scale and How a 19th Century Admiral Turned Science into Poetry (Crown); and NO MAN'S LANDS, retracing the steps of Odysseus (Crown). Huler's essays are often heard on NPR. author website

Mira Jacob
Literary novelist and author of THE SLEEPWALKER'S GUIDE TO DANCING (Random House). author website

Ruth Kassinger
Author of A GARDEN OF MARVELS: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of the Way Plants Work and PARADISE UNDER GLASS: The Education of an Indoor Gardener (William Morrow). Kassinger's science and health writing has also appeared in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, National Geographic Explorer, Health magazine, Science Weekly, and other publications. author website

Edward Kohn
Named a "Top Young Historian" by History News Network, Kohn is the author of HEIR TO THE EMPIRE CITY: New York and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt and HOT TIME IN THE OLD TOWN: The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt (Basic Books).

Kelly Lambert, PhD
Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at Randolph-Macon College, Lambert is the author of THE LAB RAT CHRONICLES (Perigee) and LIFTING DEPRESSION: A Neuroscientist's Hands-On Approach to Activating Your Brain's Healing Power (Basic Books). author website

Colleen McDannell
Professor of History and Sterling M. McMurring Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Utah, McDannell's books include THE SPIRIT OF VATICAN II: A History of Catholic Reform in America (Basic) and HEAVEN: A History (Yale University Press). author website

James Morgan
Author of the New York Times' Notable Book THE DISTANCE TO THE MOON and the critically acclaimed IF THESE WALLS HAD EARS: The Biography of a House as well as CHASING MATISSE: A Year in France Living My Dream (Free Press). author website

Jennifer Paddock
One of the South's most exciting new voices in fiction, Paddock is the author of the acclaimed A SECRET WORD, which Jay McInerney called "a remarkably nuanced novel," POINT CLEAR, and the last in the trilogy, THE WEIGHT OF MEMORY. author website

Gary Andrew Poole
Journalist for Time, The Atlantic, and Esquire, Poole is the author of two sports biographies: THE GALLOPING GHOST: Red Grange, An American Football Legend (Houghton Mifflin), and PacMan: Behind the Scenes with Manny Pacquiao (Da Capo). The Guardian named PacMan one of the best sports books of 2010. author website

Andrew Potter
Author of THE AUTHENTICITY HOAX: Why the "Real" Things We Seek Don't Make Us Happy (Harper/McClelland Stewart) and co-author of the international best-seller THE REBEL SELL (called NATION OF REBELS in the United States) with Joseph Heath. author website

Siobhan Roberts
Science journalist and author of KING OF INFINITE SPACE: Donald Coxeter, The Man Who Saved Geometry (Walker). Roberts contributes to numerous publications including The New York Times, Seed, and Smithsonian. author website

Jeanne Safer, PhD
Safer is a psychotherapist and the author of five acclaimed and thought-provoking books on neglected psychological issues-- "taboo topics" that everybody thinks about but nobody talks about publicly. Her most recent books include CAIN'S LEGACY: Liberating Siblings from a Lifetime of Rage, Shame, Secrecy and Regret and DEATH BENEFITS: How Losing a Parent Can Change an Adult's Life--for the Better (Basic Books). author website

Michael Schuman
Asian Business Correspondent for Time Magazine. Author of THE MIRACLE: The Epic Story of Asia's Quest for Wealth (Harper Business).

Nina Schuyler
Literary novelist and author of THE PAINTING (Algonquin), which was named a Best Book by the San Francisco Chronicle. author website

Brian Shawver
Graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, Shawver is the author of two novels, AFTERMATH (Nan A. Talese Books/Doubleday) and THE CUBAN PROSPECT (Overlook). author website

Kevin Shay
Literary novelist and author of the THE END AS I KNOW IT (Doubleday). Shay's humor writing has appeared in print and online in McSweeney's, eCompany Now, Salon, Modern Humorist, and the anthology 101 Damnations. He co-edited CREATED IN DARKNESS BY TROUBLED AMERICANS (Knopf), a collection of humor pieces from McSweeney's. author website

Amanda Smyth
Literary novelist and author of LIME TREE CAN'T BEAR ORANGE, an Oprah Summer Pick (Harmony).

Amy Stewart
New York Times best-selling author of THE DRUNKEN BOTANIST; WICKED PLANTS; WICKED BUGS; and FLOWER CONFIDENTIAL: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers (Algonquin). Backlist includes THE EARTH MOVED and FROM THE GROUND UP. author website

Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
Author of The New York Times' best-seller A SLAVE IN THE WHITE HOUSE: Paul Jennings and the Madisons (Palgrave). author website

Amanda Eyre Ward
Beloved novelist and author of CLOSE YOUR EYES (Elle Magazine Fiction Book of the Year); HOW TO BE LOST (a Target Bookmarked Pick); SLEEP TOWARD HEAVEN; LOVE STORIES IN THIS TOWN; and FORGIVE ME. author website

Sharon Weinberger
A national security writer focusing on science and technology issues, Weinberger is the author of IMAGINARY WEAPONS: A Journey Through the Pentagon's Scientific Underworld (Nation Books) and co-author (with Nathan Hodge) of A NUCLEAR FAMILY VACATION: Travels in the World of Atomic Weaponry (Bloomsbury). author website

Margaret Wertheim
Science journalist and author of PHYSICS ON THE FRINGE: Smoke Rings, Circlons, and Alternative Theories of Everything (Walker & Company), among others. Wertheim has contributed to the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, TLS and many others. author website

David Sloan Wilson
Renowned biologist and anthropologist. Author of THE NEIGHBORHOOD PROJECT: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time (Little, Brown); EVOLUTION FOR EVERYONE: How Darwin's Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives (Bantam), and DARWIN'S CATHEDRAL: Evolution, Religion, and the Nature of Society. Terry Lecturer at Yale. author website

Guy Winch, PhD
Licensed psychologist and author of EMOTIONAL FIRST-AID: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt, and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries (Hudson Street Press) and THE SQUEAKY WHEEL: Complaining the Right Way to Get Results, Improve Your Relationships and Enhance Self-Esteem (Walker & Company). Winch also writes the popular Squeaky Wheel Blog on Psychologytoday.com. author website

Larry Young, PhD
Larry Young is one of the world's leading experts in the field of social behavioral neuroscience and the author of THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN US: Love, Sex and the Science of Attraction, co-written with Brian Alexander (Current/Penguin). author website

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