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
Ink/Harlequin),
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
Compound
(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
World/Ballantine)

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
(PublicAffairs/Perseus)

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
(Sourcebooks),
1,001 Hot & Spicy Recipes (Surrey/Agate), The Complete Chile Pepper Book
(Timber/Workman),
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
Democracy
, 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)
Novelist
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
(Gotham/Penguin)

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
(DaCapo/Perseus)

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
War
(Ballantine)

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
Century
(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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