A Sampling of Mendel Media Group Authors and their Books
Stacey Ballis
Author of commercial women's fiction.
Off The Menu (Berkley/Penguin), Good Enough to Eat (Berkley/Penguin), The Spinster Sisters
(Berkley/Penguin), Room for Improvement (Berkley/Penguin), Sleeping Over (Red Dress
Inappropriate Men (Red Dress Ink/Harlequin)

George Beahm
New York Times bestselling pop culture reference book author.
I, Steve: Steve Jobs in His Own Words (B2), Unraveling the Mysteries of the Big Bang Theory (SmartPop).

Mark Bego
New York Times bestselling celebrity biographer and co-author of celebrity memoirs.
Elton John (Phoenix), Billy Joel (DaCapo/Perseus)

Sara Benincasa
Comedy performer and writer.
Agorafabulous! Stories from My Bedroom (William Morrow/HarperCollins)

Livia Bitton-Jackson
Holocaust survivor and memoirist.
Saving What Remains: A Holocaust Survivor's Journey Home (Lyons/Globe Pequot)

Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen / S.A. Bodeen
Award-winning author of picture books and young adult thrillers.
The Raft (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan), The Gardener (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan), The
(Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan), A Small Brown Dog with a Wet Pink Nose (Little, Brown)

Bertie Bowman
Hearing coordinator for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Step by Step: A Memoir of Hope, Friendship, Perseverance, and Living the American Dream (One

Lindsay Brin
Fitness and pregnancy expert.
How to Exercise When You're Expecting (Plume), The Cheerleader Fitness Plan (Plume)

Peter Carlson
Longtime Washington Post writer.
K Blows Top: A Cold War Comic Interlude Starring Nikita Khrushchev, America's Most Unlikely Tourist

Anne-Marie Cusac
George Polk Award-winning journalist and journalism professor.
Cruel and Unusual: The Culture of Punishment in America (Yale)

Dave DeWitt
Bestselling food author, and founder and owner of the Fiery Foods Show.
Thomas Jefferson & the Founding Foodies: Tracking the Early Transformation of American Food and Drink
1,001 Hot & Spicy Recipes (Surrey/Agate), The Complete Chile Pepper Book
The Spicy Food Lover's Bible (Stewart, Tabori & Chang)

Larry Diamond
Stanford University Professor, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, founding coeditor of the Journal of
, and codirector of the International Forum for Democratic Studies of the National
Endowment for Democracy.
The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies Throughout the World (Times
Books/Henry Holt),
Squandered Victory: The American Occupation and the Bungled Effort to Bring
Democracy to Iraq
(Times Books/Henry Holt)

Adam Felber
Comedian, regular on NPR's "Wait! Wait! Don't Tell Me," writer on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher."
Schrödinger's Ball (Random House)

Abigail Gibbs (a/k/a Canse12)
The Dark Heroine: Dinner with a Vampire (HarperVoyager UK; William Morrow US)

Dr. Leonard Goldberg
Internationally bestselling author of medical thrillers.
Patient One (Midnight Ink), The Joanna Blalock "Deadly" and "Fatal" series (Dutton/Signet)

Benjamin Carter Hett
Attorney, Hunter College/CUNY history professor, and award-winning author.
Crossing Hitler: The Man Who Put the Nazis on the Witness Stand (Oxford)

Julie Klausner
Comedian, writer and performer.
Muses (Poppy/Little, Brown), I Don't Care About Your Band: What I Learned from Indie Rockers, Trust
Funders, Pornographers, Felons, Faux-Sensitive Hipsters, and Other Guys I've Dated

Yehuda Koren & Eilat Negev
Literary journalists.
The First Lady of Fleet Street (Ballantine, 2012), A Lover of Unreason: Assia Wevill, Sylvia Plath's Rival
and Ted Hughes' Doomed Love

Ray "Dr. BBQ" Lampe
Food personality and author.
Ribs, Chops, Steaks & Wings (Chronicle), The NFL Gameday Cookbook (Chronicle), Dr. BBQ's Big-Time
Barbecue Road Trip!
(St. Martin's Press)

Daniel Libeskind
World-renowned architect, whose practice extends from building major cultural and commercial
institutions -- including museums and concert halls -- to convention centers, universities, housing, hotels,
shopping centers and residential work.
Breaking Ground: An Immigrant's Journey from Poland to Ground Zero (Riverhead/Penguin)

Francesco Marciuliano
Bestselling humor book author and cartoonist behind the "Sally Forth" cartoon.
I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems By Cats (Chronicle)

James Mauro
Former editor in chief of SPY magazine and executive editor of Cosmopolitan.
Twilight at the World of Tomorrow: Genius, Madness, Murder, and the 1939 World's Fair on the Brink of

Stanley Meisler
Longtime foreign and diplomatic correspondent at the Los Angeles Times.
United Nations: A History (New & Revised Edition, Grove/Atlantic), When the World Calls: The Inside
Story of the Peace Corps
(Beacon), Kofi Annan: A Man of Peace in a World of War (Wiley)

Ambassador Heraldo Muñoz
Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations.
The Dictator's Shadow: Life Under Augusto Pinochet (Basic Books)

Mark T. Mustian
Attorney, elected official, and internationally bestselling author of up-market fiction.
The Gendarme (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam)

Robert Pape
University of Chicago political science professor.
Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism (Random House)

Wade Rubenstein
Attorney and author of literary fiction.
Gullboy (Counterpoint)

Bradley Ricca
Academic expert on comic books, filmmaker, and author.
Super Boys: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, and the Creation of Superman (St. Martin's Press)

Lisa Rogak
New York Times bestselling author of biographies and other works.
The Dogs of War (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's Press), And Nothing But the Truthiness: The Rise (and
Further Rise) of Stephen Colbert
(Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's Press), Haunted Heart: The Life and
Times of Stephen King
(Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's Press), Michelle Obama in Her Own Words
(PublicAffairs/Perseus), Barack Obama in His Own Words (PublicAffairs/Perseus), A Boy Named
Shel: The Life and Times of Shel Silverstein
(Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's Press)

Cathy Scott
New York Times bestselling author of true crime and animal-related titles.
Unconditional Honor (Lyons Press)

Kerwin Swint
Professor of political science and political analyst.
The King Whisperers: History’s Most Cunning Political Advisors, from the Ancient World to the 21st
(Union Square Press/Sterling)

Behzad Yaghmaian
International economist and journalist.
Embracing the Infidel: Muslim Migrants on the Journey West (Delacorte/Bantam Dell)
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