authors & editors

Spring 2012

Sue Soltis, MA ’99
Sue Soltis, MA ’99
Nothing Like a Puffin
Candlewick, 2011

You and your child can follow a mischievous puffin through thrilling adventures in this colorful book. It guides kids through a compare-and-contrast game while giving new insights into
everyday objects such as ladders and newspapers. Soltis’ book is a Junior Library Guild Selection and will stimulate any child’s imagination.

 
Kevin Fox ’89
Kevin Fox ’89
Until the Next Time
Algonquin Books, 2012

When Sean Corrigan turns 21, he’s given a journal left to him by his uncle Michael — a man he had not known existed. The journal, kept after Michael fled to Ireland to escape prosecution for a murder he did not commit, draws Sean into a hunt for the truth about Michael. Along the way, Sean realizes that within the journal lies the story of his own life and the key to finding the one woman he is fated to love forever. Author Kevin Fox is a writer for film, television and graphic novels. This is his first novel.

 
Stephanie McCurry, PhD ’88
Stephanie McCurry, PhD ’88
Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South
Harvard University Press, 2010

During the turmoil of the Civil War, while men were off fighting, white women and slaves undermined the Confederacy. This book, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history, further explains why the Confederate States failed. McCurry’s book also received the Merle Curti Award for the best book published in American social or American intellectual history, and the Avery O. Craven Award for the most original book on the coming of the Civil War.

 
Sheree Bykofsky ’78
Sheree Bykofsky ’78
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Published, 5th Edition
Alpha, 2011

Taking your work from manuscript to completed book is far from easy. However, Bykofsky, an experienced literary agent in New York, breaks the process down into manageable steps. She answers the questions that many prospective authors have about getting into print. She also discusses the role that a publishing team plays in getting the author’s message across and marketing the book.