Check the latest review for NYMB...On Being a Stupid Kid
I read a lot because I enjoy reading, though occasionally I read something that I don’t enjoy. When I received ‘Not Your Mother’s Book On Being A Stupid Kid’, by Dahlynn McKowen, Ken McKowen and Laurel McHargue, I prepared myself for a cheap shot at humor. What I found was totally different. Within a few pages I realized that I held a piece of true Americana, that was not only charmingly humorous, it was a collective of human soul.
Not Your Mother’s Book holds the heart of a nation within its covers, with moments that are so nostalgic, that it brought fond personal memories surging back. The book is a compilation of short stories, contributed by 59 different writers, each a literary Norman Rockwell. Some stories bring back visions of days long gone, while others play upon the family dynamics they experienced, but all them share a common theme – stupidity. Read the entire review by Northern Star Online.
NYMB available as print and e-books!
Who let the dogs out?Watch out! The dogs are loose and in rare form in this very funny and endearing anthology about our canine friends.
We are dog people. While some may think we're a bit off our rockers--especially them cat people--we don't give a hoot. Our fur kids are our babies, our children. They are our trusted companions. They ask for nothing in return. They shower us with their loyalty and love. Inside, you'll read about puppy-dog antics and silly-canine adventures, with a surprise or two thrown in, all of which will make you very happy the dogs are running free on the pages of this wonderful book.
Click here to read our NYMB...On Dogs sampler. A sampler is an abbreviated version of the book, with a few stories per chapter.
Don't let your kids read this book!
There’s nothing worse than getting caught with your hand in the proverbial cookie jar, yet alone confessing to all those stupid things you did when you were a kid and lived to tell about. Yes, you know where the bodies are buried.
Inside, you’ll read stories about crazy capers, double-dog dares and outlandish adventures—those youthful escapades you never shared with your parents! Thus the reason to hide this book from your youngsters and especially your teenagers . . . you might give them ideas!
Click here to read our NYMB...On Being a Stupid Kid sampler. A sampler is an abbreviated version of the book, with a few stories per chapter.
If you’ve got it, flaunt it.
And the women whose stories are in this book have got it, baby! Theyare successful, beautiful, giving, inspiring and exude womanhood more than any generation before them. They are sassy and crass, truthful and funny, and have come into their own with all barrels loaded, cocked and ready to go. There is no stopping them as they share their real-life stories with you, the reader.
It’s time to flaunt our stuff, so join us Women—and yes, that’s women with a capital “W,” baby!
Click here to read our NYMB...On Being a Woman sampler. A sampler is an abbreviated version of the book, with a few stories per chapter.
Not Your Mother's Book (NYMB) is a new anthology for a new century. Series founders Dahlynn and Ken McKowen spent 10 years as Chicken Soup for the Soul coauthors/editors before launching the NYMB series.
More NYMB books will be released soon, including ...On Travel. And we always need new stories for all of our upcoming titles, 30 in all. LEARN MORE
We'll pay for your stories for our newest anthology series...Not Your Mother's Book
A new anthology for a new century!
Not Your Mother's Book (NYMB) is an anthology series for adults, featuring "edgy" stories on a variety of subjects ranging from your deepest secrets and wildest night out to menopause and fishing. With 30-plus new NYMB titles needing stories, you are very likely to have a story worth sharing we would love to publish. Check out our NYMB submission guidelines and submit your stories today!
NYMB...On Cats: May 1, 2013
NYMB...On Dating: June 1, 2013
NYMB...On Holidays: June 1, 2013
We need kid stories for
OMG! My Reality!
OMG! My Reality! is for kids, preteens and teens. For Teens (left) will be the first in the series.
The series is designed for kids and the stories will be written by kids, not by adults recalling their youth (we have a couple of titles in NYMB for those stories)! Check out our OMG! My Reality! writer guidelines and submit your stories today!
New Regional Winery Destination Book
The first of the Wine Wherever winery series features In California's Mid-Coast & Inland Regions. Coming in 2013 is the second in the Wine Wherever series: In California's Paso Robles Region.
The books are teamed with our Wine Wherever iPhone apps. For information about the winery apps CLICK HERE.
CLICK HERE to read an excerpt
We need a few good books to publish!
OPTION 1--the hybrid publishing program
If you have completed a solid book manuscript (60,000 words+) and are looking for a publisher, PS may be your ticket to becoming a published author. While we publish the majority of our titles in the traditional manner, we also offer our OPTION 1 program. With OPTION 1 the author pays a small portion of the initial publishing costs. That relatively small fee PS will reimburse when sales reach a specific level--plus you earn royalties on every print and e-book sold. Click Here for more details.