Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Six months from now let's ask Jon & Kate about their divorce

The Jon & Kate divorce is all over the news. I was in the airport bookstore this weekend and at least three tabloids featured covers of Jon & Kate.

It's unfortunate that their marriage didn't work out. But this divorce could open up new worlds, for both Jon & Kate. What I'd really like to do is send them a copy of our book, Ask Me About My Divorce edited by Candace Walsh. Both of them could benefit from the positive stories in this book. Stories about dreams becoming possible, life opening up, and love blossoming again. It's a fun and inspiring collection, and anyone who has had a divorce can find at least one chapter to connect with. One chapter where they recognize themselves and the ways in which their great loss became a great transformation.

So if you have Jon's new address in NYC, or Kate's address, send it along to me and I'll send them a copy. Because maybe someday they will want people to ask them about their divorce, so they can share the wisdom and the happiness they experienced in their new lives.

If you want to learn more about the book, check out their website at Ask Me About My Divorce.

~ Andie East

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Melissa Ford wins the RESOLVE: National Fertility Associate Hope Award for Best Blog

Melissa Ford, author of Navigating the Land Of If: Understanding Infertility and Exploring Your Options (Seal Press / May 2009 / $16.96) was recently honored by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association this last weekend. Ford received the Hope Award for Best Blog for her blog Stirrup Queens. This was an Inaugral Award given to an individual/organization whose virtual initiative and mission is to foster awareness in the infertility community through the use of a blog. Please join Seal Press in congratulating Melissa Ford on her achievements. Learn more about her book here and check out her website here.

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, established in 1974, is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders.

The mission of RESOLVE is to provide timely, compassionate support and information to people who are experiencing infertility and to increase awareness of infertility issues through public education and advocacy.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Seal Press titles honored in the ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards!

ForeWord Magazine announced the winners of the 2008 Book of the Year Awards and two Seal Titles were honored! My So-Called Freelance Life by Michelle Goodman won Gold in the Career category while The Maternal is Political edited by Shari MacDonald Strong won Silver in the Women's Issues category.

At a ceremony at BookExpo America in New York City, the 220 Book of the Year Award winners in 61 categories were honored. These books, representing the best independently published books from 2008 were selected by a panel of librarian and bookseller judges.

Congratulations to the authors and contributors of these two great titles!