Jaye Beeler

(JOU/1991) and Dianne Carroll Burdick have written Tasting and Touring Michigan's Home Grown Food (May 1, 2012).

Description from Amazon:  Tasting and Touring Michigan's Homegrown Food embraces the surging interest in eating local food, for our physical and economic health and for the tasting pleasure of simple, delicious, beautiful food. This culinary tour reaches north from the cranberry bogs and thimble berry jam of Michigan's Upper Peninsula to the southeastern inner city garden plots of Detroit. Michigan grows homespun food in every corner of the state and in its great, Great Lakes. Seasoned journalist Jaye Beeler and award winning photographer Dianne Carroll Burdick team up to take you through their visual and descriptive look at the essence of agricultural Michigan."

 

Fran Stewart

(JOU/1987) recently returned to Lexington to attend the annual Kernel and Kentuckian Reunion. Fran and her sister Alice Stewart, a business strategy professor at North Carolina A&T State University have published a book, "Making College Pay: Strategies for Choosing Wisely. Doing Well and Maximazing Your Return."  Fran is a writer, edtor and designer and resides in the Cleveland area.has published "Making College Pay: Strategies for Choosing Wisely, Doing Well & Maximizing Your Return" with her sister Alice Stewart.  The book was published by Eagle Creek Press in 2001.  Description from Amazon: " Fran Stewart is a Cleveland-area writer, editor and designer. She has spent more than 15 years working for newspapers, including the Cleveland Plain Dealer, where she wrote about personal finance issues. That's when she began to explore college choice in terms of its return on investment. In 2006, Fran helped found College 101, a twice yearly magazine for Ohio high school students. She has written in the areas of economic development, public policy and urban issues and has worked on projects for the State of Ohio, universities, a Cleveland-area think tank, a variety of non-profit organizations and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Her first book, In Their Path: A Grandmother's 519-Mile Underground Railroad Walk, examined Ohio's abolitionist history. She is a founding member of Restore Cleveland Hope, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving a local historic building and highlighting Cleveland's Underground Railroad past."

Normandi Ellis

 (1976) has recently published two new books. Going West (August 2011, Wind Publications), a collection of short stories includes the Pushcart Prize nominated story “Temporarily Away,” a fictional account of a daughter who deals with her father’s dementia.  Invoking the Scribes of Ancient Egypt (November 2011, Bear & Co), coauthored with Gloria Taylor Brown, creates a unique blend of travel essays in Egypt, meditations, and writing exercises.  She currently teaches creative writing at Berea College and manages the PenHouse Retreat Center for writers in Frankfort KY. www.normandiellis.com

Normandi Ellis

(JOU/1976) has recently published two new books. Going West (August 2011, Wind Publications), a collection of short stories includes the Pushcart Prize nominated story “Temporarily Away,” a fictional account of a daughter who deals with her father’s dementia.  Invoking the Scribes of Ancient Egypt (November 2011, Bear & Co), coauthored with Gloria Taylor Brown, creates a unique blend of travel essays in Egypt, meditations, and writing exercises.  She currently teaches creative writing at Berea College and manages the PenHouse Retreat Center for writers in Frankfort KY.  Coming in 2012:  Imagining the World into Existence.  For additional information go to: http://www.normandiellis.com/Index.html.

Rona Roberts

(MA COM/1973 and Ph.D. COM/1987), author of Sweet, Sweet Sorghum: Kentucky's Golden Wonder, writes and speaks about the wonders and pleasures of Kentucky food, farms, and farmers. She hosts Savoring Kentucky at www.savoringkentucky.com. Savoring Kentucky grows from Rona's delight in the great pleasures of eating and drinking what Kentucky's soil, water, air, and growers produce. 

Chuck Brymer

(JOU/1981) author of, The Nature of Marketing writes a unique perspective on how digitally linked populations behave as a single organism, similar to a swarm of fish. These human swarms are fueled by the connectivity and speed of the social networking generation, and are replacing the rules of marketing with principles that are fundamentally different from anything before.This book helps put trends like social networks and Web 2.0 in a larger and more timeless context. Brymer lays out a well-documented case that traditional marketing and branding are as important as ever. However, the doctrine of herd marketing – one-way mass communications – must be adjacent to the new realities of swarm marketing – the power of people communicating with each other in unprecedented speed and numbers.

Kathryn Trainor

 (JOU/1988) publishes How to Move Without Losing Your Mind or the Remote Control. The book takes a personal and humorous look at the trials of moving with some practical helps from someone who has been there, done that bringing some much-needed laughter to a stressful and tense situation, as well as providing creative ideas and insights. If you re moving, or about to move, this book will be an indispensable guide, paying for itself many times over while bringing a chuckle along the way! Kathryn Trainor can de-clutter and pack a family of six, unpack within a week, and sew curtains for every room of the house by the end of the first month, all the while maintaining her sanity and southern charm. The Trainors have moved 12 times in 15 years, lived in five different states and ten cities, and have not lost their remote control.

Dana Canedy

Dana Canedy (JOU/'88) was named in 2017 as the Administrator of the Putlizer Prize. From 1996-2016, she was a senior editor and journalist at the New York Times. In 2001, she was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for "How Race Is Lived in America," a series on race relations in the United States. Raised near Fort Knox, she lives in New York City with her son, Jordan. A Journal for Jordan: A Story of Love and Honor is inspired by a journal her fiancé wrote to their infant son while stationed as a sergeant in Iraq, New York Times editor Canedy tenderly recreates the couple's love story and decision to have a baby before he died. Canedy's account of Charles's last visit with his wife and child is heartbreaking. Unflinching and thorough, Canedy offers a sense of shared grief with other families whose loved ones have died in the war.

Janna McMahan

(JOU/1996) her novel, Anonymity was released on Jan. 1, 2012.  Her first novel, Calling Home, become a national bestseller and was followed by another novel The Ocean Inside and a novella Decorations that was in a collection that made it to #6 on the New York Times Bestseller list (mass market paperback list). Also, here is the link to her book trailer for Anonymity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR3-qZvWdvE.   For more information go to: www.JannaMcMahan.com

Philip Von Borries

Philip Von Borries, (JOU/`70), is the author of Gladiator: The Life and Times of Pete Browning, Booklocker.com, Inc., 2007; Ameridi (American Diamonds): An American Baseball Reader, Booklocker.com, Inc., 2008; Racelines: Observations on Horse Racing's Glorious History. Masters Press, 1999 and Louisville Diamonds: The Louisville Major League Reader 1876-1899, Tuner Publishing, 1966. For more information: eclipsebbbhr@gmail.com

Paul R. Jordan

Paul R. Jordan, (JOU/1950), is the author of Our Heritage: Stories of Old Kentucky, Xlibris 2009; Echoes of Twilight, Xlibris, 2007, and Journey from Beaver Creek, Xlibris, 2004. For more information: www.xlibris.com

Tom Leach

Tom Leach graduate of JOU '89 tells this remarkable comeback story, orchestrated by a coach revered for his integrity, toughness, loyalty and determination in the book Rich Tradition. It covers Brooks’ resurrection of the Cats’ football fortunes, as well as look back at a similar turnaround the coach orchestrated at Oregon, culminating with that school’s first outright Pac-10 Conference title and a trip to the Rose Bowl. The book examines Brooks’ stint in the NFL, as head coach of the St. Louis Rams and defensive coordinator of the Super Bowl runner up Atlanta Falcons. For more information: www.clarkpublishing.com/ClarkPub.com.asp?subdeptid=247&deptid=48.