Alumni Authors

Please note this web page covers books published within the last few years and in no way constitutes a complete listing of Binghamton University alumni authors. If you're an author and would like to have your book listed on this page, or know of an alumni author who should appear on this list, contact us at alumni@binghamton.edu.

  • Diana Abu-Jaber, PhD '86, wrote Fencing with the King (W.W. Norton & Co., 2022), a tale of adventure, suspense and intrigue.
  • Douglas Ambrose, PhD '91, wrote Your Obedient Servant: The Letters of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr (Fenimore Art Museum, 2019), based on the museum's documents pertaining to the life and death of Alexander Hamilton.
  • Dolores Andral '94 and Vladimir Andral '95 published the picture book Prissy On The Moon (Laurel View Press, 2014), which tells the story of a child whose imagination leads to an exciting lunar journey.
  • Jonathan D. Anzalone, MA '03, wrote Battles of the North Country: Wilderness Politics and Recreational Development in the Adirondack State Park, 1920–1980 (University of Massachusetts Press, 2018). He is a lecturer and assistant director at the Center for News Literacy in the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University. 
  • Dora Apel '74 published Calling Memory into Place (Rutgers University Press, 2020). Because memory is key to social justice, this book looks at the ways that memorials, photographs, artworks and autobiographies fuel a process of “unforgetting.” She also published Beautiful Terrible Ruins: Detroit and the Anxiety of Decline (Rutgers University Press, 2015). Apel, an art historian, explores a variety of images of this troubled city, showing the underlying pessimistic narratives that all hope for progress is lost, and that even worse times may be ahead.
  • Matthew Babcock '98 published his first poetry collection, Points of Reference (Folded Word, 2016), which takes readers on a road trip through poems as vast and straight as Montana highways.
  • Janna Barkin '88 wrote He's Always Been My Son (Jessica Kingsley Publishing, 2017), a mother's story about raising her transgender son from birth through to adulthood.
  • Elan Barnehama '78 wrote Escape Route (Running Wild Press, 2022), a novel told by a first-generation son of Holocaust survivors who becomes obsessed with the Vietnam War.
  • Alexander F. Barnes MA '83, is co-author of Forgotten Soldiers of World War I: America's Immigrant Doughboys (Schiffer Military History, 2018) and co-author of Let's Go: The History of the 29th Infantry Division 1917–2001 (Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2014). 
  • Jessica (Battista) LeMore '05 published two young adult fantasy books in 2021: The Princess of the Rebellion and The Crystal of Medora. They are the first two books in The Mirrored Crown series.
  • Edward Baum '77 wrote Conceive the Inconceivable (Adell Press, 2018), a book that chronicles the journey that brought him and his wife closer together and ultimately to parenthood. 
  • Jan Becker '08 published The Sunshine Chronicles (Jitney Books, 2016), an inventive compilation of Facebook posts revealing an intimate portrait of a quirky writer and her South Florida surroundings. Readers will simultaneously LOL and find themselves deeply moved as Becker navigates domestic life with The Chef and Feline amidst a zany cast of neighbors and characters.
  • April Beisaw, MA '98, PhD '07, wrote Identifying and Interpreting Animal Bones: A Manual (Texas A&M University Press, 2013). 
  • Thomas Besom, MA '87, PhD '00, wrote Child of the Snows (Golden Antelope Press, 2021), which brings to life the world of a 16th century Aymara community, a small part of the Inca empire.
  • Michael Blumenthal '69 has published three books: Just Three Minutes, Please: Thinking Out Loud on Public Radio (Vandalia Press, 2014); Because They Needed Me: The Incredible Struggle of Rita Miljo to Save the Baboons of South Africa (Pleasure Boat Studios, 2014) and The Greatest Jewish-American Lover in Hungarian History: Stories (Etruscan Press, 2014).
  • Caroline Bobick '09 wrote Censored (Amazon.com Services LLC, 2020), a book inspired by true stories of families around the world today, and considered essential reading for those wishing to understand the implications of eroding human rights.
  • Philip Brady, PhD '90, wrote Phantom Signs (University of Tennessee Press, 2018), an amalgam of his personae as a poet, professor, basketball player, editor and book publisher.
  • Thomas Brucie, PhD '02, published the poetry chapbook, Apprentice Lessons (Daniel's Vision Press, 2015) and the novel, Weapons of Cain (MilSpeak Books, 2013).
  • Eugene Bryan '11 and Joseph D'Urso '11 wrote the science fiction novel The Aetherverse (Aether Press, LLC, 2016). They started the book while attending Binghamton University.
  • James G. Buickerood ’81 is the editor of From Enlightenment to Rebellion: Essays in Honor of Christopher Fox (Bucknell University Press, 2018). This collection of essays celebrates the scholarly and administrative career of Christopher B. Fox, MA '74, PhD ’78, co-founder of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, and professor of English the University of Notre Dame.
  • Jay Cadmus '83 is the author of Ordinary Man (Amazon Publishing, 2017).
  • Tina Chang '91 is the author of Hybrida (W.W. Norton, 2019), which confronts the complexities of raising a mixed-race child during an era of political upheaval in the United States. She is director of creative writing at Binghamton University.
  • Ronald Citron '75 wrote If God Intended the Sabbath, Why Did He Create Home Ownership? A Journey Through Sabbaths Lost (Westbow Press, 2014).
  • Mark Coleman '98 wrote Time to Trust: Mobilizing Humanity for a Sustainable Future (Motivational Press, 2014), which challenges people to step up their games as global and local citizens.
  • John A. Conners '63, MS '70, wrote Groundwater for the 21st Century: A Primer for Citizens of Planet Earth (McDonald & Woodward, 2013). The book offers a rare and comprehensive overview of the science of groundwater; the long, diverse, and intensifying use of this resource by people; and the need for humans to utilize groundwater science when making or evaluating decisions about its use.
  • Jerry Cunningham '81 authored a book of holiday short stories for seventh and eighth graders called The Metal Horse Learns Spanglish (Rogue River Publishing, 2016).
  • Rebecca (Dalton) Cassidy ‘97 wrote Working with Women: Successful Tips for Working Together (New Degree Press, 2021), one of the few resources offering research-based reasons for women's stereotypical behavior at work, tips for how to succeed and stories that lift women up. 
  • Patricia Daneman '75, MA '80, has published two books of poetry: After All (FutureCycle Press, 2018) and Where the World Begins (Finishing Line Press, 2015).
  • Donald Davis '54 wrote Catching a Glimpse (Xlibris, 2015), an array of glimpses written in many formats over the past 35 years; some memoirs, odes, ballads, short stories, short poems and animal stories are featured.
  • Stephanie DeCarolis '06 wrote The Guilty Husband (Harper Collins/HQ Stories, 2021), a novel about a man who seems to have the perfect marriage but draws attention when the intern he was having an affair with is found dead.
  • Jeana DelRosso '92 published her fifth book, Unruly Catholic Feminists: Prose, Poetry and the Future of Faith. co-edited with Leigh Eicke and Ana Kothe (Excelsior Editions/SUNY Press, 2021). This collection of poetry, prose and fiction explores how third- and fourth-wave feminists come to terms with Catholicism in the 21st century.
  • Lisa DeSiro '92 published the poetry collections Simple as a Sonnet (Kelsay Books, 2021) and Labor (Nixes Mate Books, 2018).
  • Geraldin Noemis Diaz '19 wrote Reroute: Post Grad Guide to Success - Physically, Mentally and Financially (New Degree Press, 2020), a guide to help new college graduates discover they are capable of everything they want to achieve. 
  • Nathan Englander '91 is translator of New American Haggadah (Little, Brown & Co., 2012), and is the author of What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank (Knopf Doubleday, 2013).
  • Hope Ewing '03 wrote Movers and Shakers: Women Making Waves in Spirits, Beer & Wine (The Unnamed Press, 2018), which showcases the various roles women have played in the alcohol business from bartender to winemaker to marketer to CEO.
  • Marjorie N. Feld '93 published her second book, Nations Divided: American Jews and the Struggle Over Apartheid (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), which chronicles American Jewish involvement in the battle against racial injustice in South Africa, and more broadly the long historical encounter between American Jews and apartheid.
  • Stephanie (Fiato) Monahan '00 published her first book 33 Valentines (Entangled Edge, 2013), a work of women's fiction.
  • Adrianne Finlay, MA '99, PhD '05, wrote Your One & Only (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018), an adult science fiction thriller where humankind is replaced by clones.
  • Norman Finkelstein '75 published his poetry collection The Ratio of Reason to Magic: New & Selected Poems (Dos Madres Press, 2016). 
  • Marcia Naomi (Fisch) Berger '66 is the author of Marriage Minded: An A to Z Dating Guide for Lasting Love (She Writes Press, 2021). She also wrote Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love: 30 Minutes a Week to the Relationship You've Always Wanted (New World Library, 2014). 
  • Steven Flinn '78 wrote Optimizing Data-to-Learning-to-Action (Apress, 2018). He's an author and inventor; he founded and is CEO of ManyWorlds, Inc., a pioneer of machine learning-based solutions for enterprises.
  • Nancy Flynn, MA '94, is the author of the poetry collection, Every Door Recklessly Ajar (Cayuga Lake Books, 2015).
  • Lori Duffy Foster, MA '00, wrote A Dead Man's Eyes: A Lisa Jamison Mystery (Level Best Books, 2021), a book where the hero risks her life and the lives of her daughter and their closest friend on a dangerous quest for answers.
  • Lisa Rowe Fraustino, PhD '93, (with Karen Coats) edited Mothers in Children's and Young Adult Literature: From the Eighteenth Century to Postfeminism (University Press of Mississippi, 2018). The book leads readers, from didactic nursery rhymes to Coraline and The Hunger Games, through engagement with the vital figure of the mother.
  • Mark Freeman '77 wrote Do I Look at You with Love? Reimagining the Story of Dementia (Brill, 2021), a book that explores the experience of dementia as it transpired during the course of the final 12 years of his mother's life, from the time of her diagnosis until her death at age 93.
  • Karen Friedman '98 (with Sara Merwin, MPH) published The Informed Patient: A Complete Guide to a Hospital Stay (Cornell University Press, 2018). This is a guide and a workbook, divided into topical, focused sections with step-by-step instructions, insights and tips to illustrate what patients and their families can expect during a hospital stay.
  • Adam J. Gellings, PhD ’19, published his debut poetry collection Little Palace (Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2022), a reminder of the truths of human connection, the escapism feel of travel and the universal nature of art.
  • Annette (Gennaro) Marinaccio '81 wrote Your Soul Focus: You Believe in the Afterlife, Don't You? (Inphinite Lumen LLC, 2021), a spiritual book written in a practical way that unfolds her journey and what she has learned through relatives on the other side.
  • Maria Giura, PhD '06, is the author of Celibate: A Memoir (Apprentice House, 2019); she wrote the first draft of this book for her creative dissertation at Binghamton.
  • Natalie Elisha Gold '09 wrote the children's book For I Am Ruth: A Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg (independently published, 2020).
  • Robert Steven Goldstein ’73 wrote the literary fiction book Cat's Whisker (Koehler Books, 2021).  It chronicles the life of Samuel Baron, an engineer, inventor, and successful entrepreneur. His life is a quest for a view of the cosmos where science and spirituality don't just peacefully coexist. He also published Enemy Queen (SparkPress, 2020), a dark comedy that explores the nature of friendship.
  • Jonathan Gottschall, MA '96, PhD '00, wrote The Professor in the Cage (Penguin Press, 2015), partly a memoir of the three years he spent trying to learn to fight, partly a non-fiction version of Fight Club, and partly a tour of the science and history of violence.
  • Matthew Graham '76 is the author of four books of poetry, including The Geography of Home (Galileo Press, 2019). He was selected as State Poet Laureate of Indiana, 2020-22.
  • William H. Groner '77 (with Tom Teicholz) wrote 9/12: The Epic Battle of the Ground Zero Responders (Potomac Books, 2019). Groner's book is the saga of the epic nine-year legal battle he waged against the City of New York and its contractors on behalf of the more than 10,000 first responders who became ill as a result of working on the Ground Zero cleanup.
  • Jordan Gruber ’81, MA ’83, co-authored Your Symphony of Selves: Discover and Understand More of Who We Are (Park Street Press, 2020). The book provides a transformative look at the idea of healthy multiplicity: that everyone has multiple selves, and learning to work with them is the true key to success and happiness.
  • Joan Gluckauf Haahr '61 wrote Prisoners of Memory: A Jewish Family from Nazi Germany (Full Court Press, 2021), in which she  realizes her lifelong ambition to uncover the stories behind the statistics in the Nazi records and learn as much as possible about the pre-war lives, deportations and deaths of her grandparents and other close family members. 
  • Paulette Hackman, MA '83, wrote Story Rugs and Their Storytellers: Rug Hooking in the Narrative Style, which tells how you can make your own story rug. (Ampry Press, 2016).
  • Clarence Jefferson Hall, Jr. ’01, MA ’03, wrote A Prison in the Woods: Environment and Incarceration in New York's North Country (University of Massachusetts Press, 2020), which traces the planning, construction and operation of penitentiaries in five Adirondack Park communities from the 1840s to the present day.
  • Christine Hamm, MA '89, was awarded the Tenth Gate Prize by Word Works Publishing for her manuscript, Gorilla.
  • Darran Handshaw '07 published The Engineer (The Engineer's Press, 2017), an epic science fiction novel set in the ruined futuristic city of Redemption. It follows the adventures of Actaeon on his search for truth and understanding.
  • Jeffrey Hantman '74 is the author of Monacan Millennium: A Collaborative Archaeology and History of a Virginia Indian People (University of Virginia Press, 2018), a comprehensive study that reframes the Chesapeake's early colonial period.
  • Merrit Hartblay ’76, MSW ’16, wrote Lost Innocence: My Journey From Addiction to Recovery (Independently published, 2020), which shares his difficult escape from the dark places where addiction took him.
  • Scott Harvey '06 wrote Savagely Noble: A Young Man’s Journey From Ignorance, Through Illusion, To Identity (independently published, 2020).
  • Zina L. Hassel '75 wrote My Armadillo Skin: How I Made It As A Woman In The Field Of Telecom (ZLH Enterprises Publishing, 2020), a rare roadmap to the C-suite.
  • Gail Hennessey, MST ’80, is the author of Mrs. Paddington and the Silver Mousetraps: A Hair-Raising History of Women's Hairstyles in 18th-century London (Red Chair Press, 2019), a work of fiction that explains a very real fashion trend and the problems it created for women trying to look stylish.
  • Mala Hoffman '82 published the poetry chapbook A History of Place (Finishing Line Press, 2022), an exploration of personal history and an examination of where to place those reflections in present day life. 
  • Ashley Hurlburt-Biagini '04 is co-author of In Defiance, Runaways from Slavery in New York's Hudson River Valley, 1735–1831 (Black Dome Press, 2016), which features archival newspaper notices for runaway slaves, plus notices for slaves captured and other relevant historical documents.
  • Vincent Ialenti '08 wrote Deep Time Reckoning: How Future Thinking Can Help Earth Now (MIT Press, 2020), a guide for envisioning the planet's far future.
  • Paul DuBois Jacobs '88 published the fourth installment of his Mack Rhino Private Eye series The Lost Lost-and-Found Case (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin, 2022). He is the author of more than 20 books for children, including My Subway Ride (with Jennifer Swender) and Abiyoyo Returns (with musician Pete Seeger).
  • Toni Jaeger-Fine '83 wrote Becoming a Lawyer: Discovering and Defining Your Professional Persona (West Academic, 2018), a book intended to help legal professionals master concepts and behaviors not taught in law school or practice.
  • Karan Johar '08 is the author of Fighting Chronic Back Pain: Bring LIFE Back to Your YEARS! (independently published, 2020).
  • Kathryn Karrer, MA '77, wrote the historical novel The Last Song of Albi (Fulton Publications, 2017), which revisits 1299, when a cathedral is being built in the French town of Albi.
  • Ellyn Kaschak '65 wrote Sight Unseen: Gender and Race Through Blind Eyes (Columbia University Press, 2015), a book that discusses the realities of race, gender and sexual orientation from the perspective of the blind.
  • Stephanie Cohen Katzovicz '96 (as Steph Katzovi) wrote HurriCamp! (Brown Books, 2022), her debut middle-grade fiction novel. The book chronicles a pre-teen's first time at sleepaway camp. The story is set at Camp Hillside (named for one of the author's Binghamton residence halls).
  • Steven G. Kellman '67 wrote Rambling Prose (Trinity University Press, 2020), a collection of essays culled from his lifetime of work on comparative literature, criticism and film studies. He also published American Suite (Finishing Line Press, 2018).
  • Adam Knight, MA '07, published his debut novel At The Trough (NineStar Press, 2019), a dystopian take on public education.
  • Michael Laser '75 wrote My Impending Death (Permanent Press, 2015). He has written seven novels (four for adults, three for adolescents). He has been writing fiction since sophomore year at Binghamton.
  • Liren (Legaspi) Baker '95 published her first cookbook, Meat to the Side: A Plant-Forward Guide to Bringing Balance to Your Plate (Victory Belt Publishing, 2021), a beginner’s guide for people who want a delicious way to add more vegetables to their diets. 
  • Diana Linden '83 is the author of Ben Shahn's New Deal Murals: Jewish Identity in the American Scene (Wayne State University Press, Fall 2015), a book that examines the role of Jewish identity in Shahn's works, showing how his subjects, themes and compositions painted Jews into the American scene.
  • Jesse Lubinsky '98 co-authored two books with Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. They are Reality Bytes: Innovative Learning Using Augmented and Virtual Reality (2020) and The Esports Education Playbook: Empowering Every Learner Through Inclusive Gaming (2020).
  • Joseph Lurie '64 wrote Perception and Deception: A Mind-Opening Journey Across Cultures (Cultural Detective, 2015); the book was a finalist in the multicultural non-fiction category of the 2016 International Book Awards.
  • Rafe Martin '66 is the author of Before Buddha Was Buddha: Learning From the Jataka Tales (Wisdom Publications, 2018). The book connects ancient Buddhist stories, meditation, contemporary Zen practice, koans, daily life, personal growth, and the worlds of myth, legend and literature.
  • Richard Martin '72 published Goosebumps of Antimatter (Spuyten Duyvil, 2018), the poetry book Techniques in the Neighborhood of Sleep (Spuyten Duyvil, 2016) and short story collection Buffoons in the Gene Pool (Lavender Ink, 2016). Martin is a past recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship for Poetry and founder of The Big Horror Poetry Series (Binghamton, 1983-96).
  • Nancy Fessenden McEntee '77, MA '89, wrote Haversacks, Hardtack and Unserviceable Mules: the Civil War Journey of a Union Quartermaster in Tennessee (CreateSpace, 2017).
  • David K. McKenas '77 wrote Shocked: Life and Death at 35,000 Feet (DartFrog Books, 2021), which answers the question, "What happens if I or someone I love has a life-threatening medical event on an airplane?"
  • Hazell McKenzie, MSW '19, wrote Suitcase of Dreams (GenZ Publishing, 2019), which recounts her quest for the American dream after arriving in the U.S. as a teenager and facing many hardships. In 2018, she won the "Worst Cook in America" contest on Food Network.
  • Paul E. McMahon, MA ’73, published Shy Boys: Notes from Ten Years of Working with Software Engineering Giants (Leanpub/Kindle Direct, 2019). Under the pen name Fred E. McMichaels, he wrote A Quiet Little Town: A Lighthearted Science Fiction Story That Could Happen to You (Leanpub/Kindle Direct, 2018).
  • Jemil Metti, MA '77, wrote Operation Olive Tree (Outskirts Press, 2018), a story about two opera-talented teenagers (an Israeli and a Palestinian) who develop a friendship and who dream to sing for peace.
  • Suzanne Michael '73 is the co-author of Not on Speaking Terms: Clinical Strategies to Resolve Family and Friendship Cutoffs (W.W. Norton & Co., 2014), a book that can help therapists, patients and the general public better understand the causes of cutoffs, how to reconcile them, and move on through healing.
  • Glenn Erick Miller, MA 98, wrote a young adult novel, Camper Girl (Regal House Publishing, 2020). Set in the Adirondacks, Camper Girl follows recent high-school grad Shannon Burke, who embarks on a journey that tests her will and reveals a stunning family secret.
  • Jennifer Miller '89, MBA '91, co-authored the career planning textbook Creating Career Success: A Flexible Plan for the World of Work (Cengage Learning, 2013). The book is designed to help students navigate the twists and turns they may encounter upon entering the workforce by developing a self-directed, proactive plan to launch and manage their careers over the years to come.
  • Michelle E. Moore, MA '96, PhD '01, wrote Chicago and the Making of American Modernism: Cather, Hemingway, Faulkner, and Fitzgerald in Conflict (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018).
  • Bonnie J. Morris, MA ’85, PhD ’88, wrote What's the Score? 25 Years of Teaching Women's Sports History (Indiana University Press, 2022), an insider's view of sports education as well as a guide to turning points in women's sports history.
  • Linda Johnston Muhlhausen '71 wrote the novel Elephant Mountain (Blast Press, 2018) based on her time as a Peace Corps volunteer teacher in Uganda in the early 1970s.
  • Megeen R. Mulholland, MA '88, published her first volume of poetry Orbit (Finishing Line Press, 2018) which one reviewer says, "explores the beauty in the ordinary and the joy in the familiar."
  • Stacey Agin Murray '89 is the author of The Organized Bride's Thank You Note Handbook (CreateSpace, 2015). The handbook offers brides and grooms organizing tips, systems, and 101 sample thank you notes to help them manage and organize their words of 'thanks' as the gifts start pouring in.
  • Elizabeth Bloomer Nesvold '90 co-authored The Art of M&A Valuation and Modeling (McGraw-Hill, 2015). Liz is founder and managing partner of Silver Lane Advisors, an M&A investment bank that specializes in the financial services industry.
  • Ira Noveck '84 wrote Experimental Pragmatics: The Making of a Cognitive Science (Cambridge University Press, 2018), which focuses on how listeners process utterances to understand what a speaker really wants to say.
  • Melissa Ostrom '95 teaches English at Genesee Community College in Batavia, N.Y., and is the author of the young adult historical novel The Beloved Wild (Feiwel & Friends, 2018). Her short fiction has appeared in The Florida Review, Passages North, The Baltimore Review, and Fourteen Hills, among other journals, and her second novel is Unleaving (Macmillan, 2019).
  • Laura Lynne (Osvald) Jackson '94 is the author of The Light Between Us: Stories from Heaven. Lessons for the Living (Random House, 2015).
  • Steven Ovadia '98 published his second book Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches (Manning Publications, 2016), a book designed to teach non-technical users about the free and open source Linux operating system.
  • Camille Paglia '68 published Provocations (Pantheon, 2018), a collection of her greatest essays that also includes a new original introduction by the author. She has offered provocative views on everyone from Hillary Clinton to Bernie Sanders, and Madonna to Rihanna, while presenting passionate debates on art, gender issues and even the Real Housewives TV series.
  • Joshua Palmatier, PhD '05, had several fantasy novels published by DAW Books and Baen including: The Skewed Throne, The Cracked Throne, The Vacant Throne, Well of Sorrows, Leaves of Flame, Breath of Heaven, Shattering the Ley, Threading the Needle and Reaping the Aurora.
  • Mitch Pearlstein '70, founder and president of the Center of the American Experiment, wrote Broken Bonds: What Family Fragmentation Means For America's Future (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014). He explores the declining state of the American family and discusses what its disintegration means for our future.
  • Matthew Phillips '05 published The Island's Only Escape (A Pleasure Boat Studio, 2018), a collection of poems he wrote when he was studying Mideast history and politics and when he was questioning the many tensions of that region.
  • Anna Qu '06 wrote Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor (Catapult, 2021), a true story about her journey as an immigrant.
  • Dean Rader, MA '91, PhD '95, published the collection of poems Works & Days (Truman State University Press), which won the prestigious T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize for 2010.
  • John R. Rahn '06 published The UNBEATABLE Mindset (independently published, 2020), a tool for goal setting, motivation and routine building.
  • Jim Reuther ’76 authored Gunky’s Adventures In the Land of the Must Believe (LifeRich, 2019), a heartfelt, humorous, tear-jerking, full of wonder and zany anthology of short stories and poems on nature, mystery, family, friends, foes, and fails, one for each letter of the alphabet, and inspired by his beloved late wife. 
  • Lee B. Salz '92 is the author of Sales Differentiation (HarperCollins, 2018) and Hire Right, Higher Profits (CreateSpace, 2014).
  • Maria Elena Sandovici, MA '02, PhD '05, wrote Stray Dogs and Lonely Beaches: Seeking Love in a World Full of Evil Stepmothers (CreateSpace, 2015), which covers a young woman's journey from Bucharest to New York, Cancun, and Paris, in the pursuit of the love that has eluded her all her life.
  • Marianna Savoca '89 co-authored A Good Job: Campus Employment as a High Impact Practice, with George S. Clellan and Kristina Creager (Stylus, 2018). The book helps college and university administrators improve the experience of students who work on campus.
  • Karen Halvorsen Schreck, MA '87, wrote her fourth novel, Broken Ground (Simon & Schuster/Howard Books, 2016), a lyrical romance about a young woman who found herself a widow when her husband was killed in an oil rig accident.
  • Suzanne Schwartzberg '04 (under the pen name Suzanne Renee) published a self-help book based on her life, Conquering the Undertow - Learning to Breathe Again, which answers how one can better prepare for life's challenging moments.
  • Charles Semowich ’71 wrote A History of Interfaith (De Laetsburg Press, 2020), which includes discussions of religious tolerance, comparative religion and interspirituality.
  • Ben Serviss '05 published How to Score Your First Game Job (CreateSpace, 2017). It's based on the 10 years he has spent working in video games, along with the experiences of 11 other game developers he interviewed.
  • Sherrie (Shamoon) Schneider '80 is co-author of Not Your Mother's Rules: The New Secrets for Dating (Grand Central Publishing, 2013), which People magazine called a "must read." This book is the latest installment in the best-selling The Rules series.
  • Gary Shapiro '77 wrote Ninja Future: Secrets to Success in the New World of Innovation (HarperCollins, 2018) and Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World's Most Successful Businesses (HarperCollins, 2013).
  • Cary Siegel '83 wrote Why Didn't They Teach Me This in School?: 99 Personal Money Management Principles to Live By (CreateSpace, 2013).
  • Karla Slocum, MA '91 wrote Black Towns, Black Future (University of North Carolina Press, 2019).
  • Erin Elizabeth Smith ’04 wrote Down (Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2020), a book offering a new take on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
  • Karen Reichel Smith, DNP '14, is the author of Nursing Chose Me: Called to an Art of Compassion (Create Space, 2015), a candid recounting of life as a nurse.
  • Paul D. Smith '91, MA '99, is the author of the Jason and the Draconauts Series (independently published 2013, 2015 and 2017). 
  • Steven M. Smith, MA '84, published his debut collection of poems Strongman Contest (Kelsay Books, 2021).
  • John J. Sosik, PhD '95, and Dong Il Jung, PhD '97, wrote Full Range Leadership Development (2nd edition, Routledge, 2018), a book that has been called a moral compass for those who strive to be transformational leaders.
  • Robyn (Spodek) Schindler '03 published her first childrens book, Three Brave Stars (Our Galaxy Publishing LLC, 2022). Schindler, a psychotherapist and owner of Paint the Stars Art Therapy, wrote and illustrated the book as part of her grief journey after losing her father to brain cancer. 
  • Linda Budinoff Spurlock '76, MA '86, is the editor of Caves & Culture: 10,000 Years of Ohio History (Kent State University Press, 2006). The book seeks to address a number of issues, including the use of rock shelters by humans through time.
  • Deborah A. Symonds, MA '81, PhD '85, wrote Elizabeth Fox-Genovese: Paternalism's Daughter (University of Virginia Press, 2021), a biography of the historian who was notorious as a leftist when she taught at Binghamton, and later an extreme right Catholic conservative.
  • Michael Testani, Sr., MS '02, Sreekanth Ramakrishnan, PhD '08, and Sean Gillespie wrote Lean for Sales: Bringing the Science of Lean to the Art of Selling (CRC Press, 2016), a book that describes the Lean journey as it extends to a business area that is mission critical, yet has been virtually untouched by the Lean transformation.
  • Terrence Tierney ’75 produced the poetry collection The Poet's Garage (Unsolicited Press, 2020).
  • Madelyn Cohen Travis '87 published Jews and Jewishness in British Children's Literature (Routledge, 2013), an interdisciplinary study exploring the often politicized nature of constructions of one of Britain's longest standing minority communities.
  • Mary Pat Kelly Upright '04 is the author of Tell Them For Me (Page Publishing, 2017), an autobiography that shows evidence that we are spirit beings as well as physical beings. It speaks of the obvious social class differences people contribute to others, issues and realities of child abuse, domestic violence, and death's effect from the Vietnam War.
  • Glenn H. Utter '67 published The Religious Right and American Politics (Grey House Publishing, 2019), which includes chapters on the Religious Right and Science, Electoral Politics and Voting, Cultural Issues, Economic Issues, and American Foreign Policy.
  • Hugo J.J. Uyttenhove, MS '75, PhD '78, wrote Rembrandt Redux (Author House, 2013).
  • Edward VanDerbeck '63, professor emeritus at Xavier University, published Principles of Cost Accounting, 17th ed., (Cengage Learning, 2015).
  • Chuck Wasielewski '04 (writing under the name C.W. Briar) published Wrath and Ruin (Splickety Publishing Group, 2016), an anthology of fantasy and science fiction stories threaded with traditional horror.
  • Mary Waters-Sayer '89 is the author of The Blue Bath (St. Martin's Press, 2016), a novel that tells the story of an American expatriate in London who attends an opening at a prestigious Mayfair art gallery and is astonished to find her own face on the walls.
  • Stacy Werner '91 (writing as Stacy Hoff) wrote Mad For You in Madrid (Soul Mate Publishing, 2018), part of the prolific romance writer's Building Love series.
  • Alex Wiesendanger '05 wrote Seeds of Justice (Orbis Books, 2020), a handbook to translate a commitment to social justice into effective action.
  • Steven Mark Weiss ’70 published The 96 Incarnations: Who Are You? (independently published, 2020). It’s his third book on astrology, a happy melding of reincarnation and celebrity culture.
  • Dana Wilde, MA '85, PhD '95, published his second collection of naturalist essays Winter: Notes and Numina from the Maine Woods (North Country Press, 2021) and A Backyard Book of Spiders in Maine (North Country Press 2020).
  • Vernell Wilks-Johnson '83 is the author of three books: Messy Mia, Leaving the Nest, and Moments In Time (Lulu, 2019).