Books

All books are available from Amazon.com, Powell’s Books, and your local Indy bookstore.

Punk Rock Saved My Ass                                                                                             edited by Terena Scott and Jane Mackay

Here are the true stories from people whose lives were transformed and empowered by the frenetic, questioning, creative energy of punk rock; stories and poems written by punks from the USA and Europe, who share their unique vision on what it means to be punk. Written by musicians, teachers, artists, librarians, nurses, bakers, parents, and social workers, the stories are funny, sometimes tragic, and always surprising. Punk Rock Saved My Ass explores the strength of the punk movement to positively impact an individual’s life by providing a community to those who feel lost, by rousing a person to do it herself, and by inspiring all to push the boundaries of their own creativity. You may never listen to a punk rock album again the same way.

What You Need to Know to Be a Pro: The Business Start-Up Guide for Publishers by Terena Scott

Bridges the gap between Publishing and Business. Designed as a guide for both traditional and self-publishers, What You Need to Know to Be a Pro takes you step by step through the creation of a publishing business, from choosing a name and getting a resale license, to paying royalties and collecting sales tax. It also shows the process of creating a book, from applying for an ISBN and working with an author, to editing and design. With helpful advice from industry experts and an extensive resource list, What You Need to Know to Be a Pro will help you become a professional and successful publisher.

Traveling Blind: Life Lessons from Unlikely Teachers                                                by Laura Fogg

In her remarkable memoir, Laura Fogg shares the unique life lessons she learned from the children she’s worked with as a teacher of the visually impaired; lessons on patience, hope, doubt, loss, control, judgment and, ultimately, joy. With honesty and insight, Laura relates her experiences as an itinerant teacher in beautiful, rural Mendocino County. The abundant challenges and delights in her life’s work are vividly portrayed with humor and tears and each child is seen for who he is–rather than for who he is not. Traveling Blind will bring you a deeper understanding of the struggles, perils and unexpected wonders of learning to negotiate this world without vision. Laura’s students reveal that blindness is a difficult and inconvenient condition, but one that does not have to rob people of their humanity, their intelligence or their zest for living. Parents, teachers, caregivers, all who love a child with a visual impairment or multiple handicaps, as well as those who have never even thought about blindness, will find stories that resonate in Traveling Blind.

Upcoming Titles:

The Radical Housewife: Redefining Family Values for the 21st Century                                  by Shannon Drury

(launching Fall, 2012, just in time for the election)

“I believe that feminism and parenthood are not only compatible, they’re inseparable–especially if we want a world in which “family values” are a reality, not a slogan. I am Shannon Drury, and I am The Radical Housewife.” from The Radical Housewife. 

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