I'm happy to announce that The Natural Burial Cemetery Guide just won the 2017 Green Book Festival Wild Card award. Associated website
Melanie Padgett Powers
Melanie Padgett Powers, owner of MelEdits, will co-present a session on plain language for writers and editors at the Association Media & Publishing (formerly the Society of National Association Publications) annual conference, June 26-28, in Washington, DC. Powers has been editing and writing for membership associations for 17 years and has been a member of AM&P for almost as long. She will co-present “Battling the Jargon: Using Plain Language in Your Writing and Editing” with Stacy Brooks, communications manager at the American Physiological Society. The session will encourage association editors and writers to embrace plain language, which is not about “dumbing down.” In the interactive session, Powers and Brooks will teach attendees how writing in plain language will make their stories clearer, stronger and more engaging. Powers will also share information on the latest editing trends, including those discussed at the 2017 American Copy Editors Society (ACES) conference. Associated website
Lauren B. Stevens
Lauren B. Stevens' essay, "Like a Dandelion," was published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Military Families (May 2017).
Susan B, Weiner, CFA, has become the editor of the NAPFA Advisor, the monthly print magazine of an association of fee-only financial advisors. (Sorry, members, the magazine lacks a freelance budget.) She continues to write and edit for leading investment management firms.
Kelly Boyer Sagert
The PBS documentary where I have writing credits, Trail Magic: The Grandma Gatewood Story, has been nominated for an Emmy Award. Associated website
Melanie Radzicki McManus
Melanie Radzicki McManus recently released her memoir, Thousand-Miler (Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2017), about her record-setting thru-hike of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Associated website
I'm happy to announce that my newest guidebook, MOON Michigan will be released on May 9, 2017. Associated website
Linda Morel's essay, Close Encounters In A Classroom will be published in CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: Inspiration For Teachers, April 2017