Books By CT Authors Published in 2018 (So far…)

Did you know that 73 books for adult readers were published (or will be published) by Connecticut authors in 2018? And another 89 books for younger readers? And those are only the ones we know about in August 2018! Those are crazy numbers and we are very proud of the work produced by folks who reside in-state.

We hope to get all of these talented authors into our author database soon, but in the meantime take a peek at the lists below or download a copy!

Books for Adults

Adult Fiction

Jamie Beck - The Memory of You (Montlake Romance)
Jim/James R. Benn - Solemn Graves (Soho Crime)
Beth Bernobich (AKA Claire O'Dell) - A Study in Honor (HarperVoyager)
Amy Bloom - White Houses (Random House)
Christi Caldwell - The Vixen (Montlake Romance)
Cate Conte - Purrder She Wrote (Minotaur Books)
Kimolee Eryn Cowell - Don't Bite the Apple, Eve (Blurb)
Heather Frimmer - Bedside Manners (SparkPress)
Penny Colvin Goetjen - Murder Beyond the Precipice (Secret Harbor)
David Handler - The Man Who Couldn't Miss (Morrow)
Martin Herman - The Return to Sender Files
Kristan Higgins - Good Luck With That (Berkley)
Chris Knopf - You're Dead (Permanent Press)
Tara Leigh - Rock RebelRock Legend (Forever Yours)
Steve Liskow - Before You Accuse Me
Mike Lupica - Robert B. Parker’s Blood Feud (Putnam)
Alice Mattison - Conscience: A Novel (Pegasus)
Jean P. Moore - Tilda's Promise (She Writes Press)
Pat Mottola - After Hours (Five Oaks Press)
Karen Olson - Vanished (Severn House)
M. J. Rose - Tiffany Blues (Atria)
Marilyn Simon Rothstein - Husbands and Other Sharp Objects (Lake Union)
Beatriz Williams - The Summer WivesThe Glass Ocean (Morrow)


Dennis Barone - Frame Narrative (BlazeVOX)
Cortney Davis - Taking Care of Time (Wheelbarrow Books)
Margaret Gibson - Not Hearing the Wood Thrush: Poems (LSU Press)


Bruce Ware Allen - Tiber: Eternal River of Rome (University Press of New England)
Dom Amore - A Franchise on the Rise: The First Twenty Years of the New York Yankees (Skyhorse)
Tom Begnal - Practical Shop Math: Simple Solutions to Workshop Fractions, Formulas + Geometric Shapes (Spring House Press)
Nick Bellantoni - The Long Journeys Home: The Repatriations of Henry ‘Opukaha‘ia and Albert Afraid of Hawk (Wesleyan)
Leslie or L.M. Browning - To Lose the Madness: Field Notes on Trauma, Loss and Radical Authenticity (Little Bound)
Roz Chast - Assume the Worst: The Graduation Speech You’ll Never Hear by Carl Hiaasen, illustrations by Roz Chast (Knopf)
Amy Chua - Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations (Penguin)
Matthew Croasmun - Let Me Ask You a Question: Conversations with Jesus (Upper Room)
Morgan Daimler - Pagan Portals - the Dagda: Meeting the Good God of Ireland, Travelling the Fairy PathOdin (Moon Books)
Robert Dobi - New England Ruins: Photographs of the Abandoned Northeast (Globe Pequot)
Frank Gallo - Birding in Connecticut (Wesleyan)
Michelle Gervais - Design-Your-Garden Toolkit: Visualize the Perfect Plant Combinations for Your Yard; Step-by-Step Guide with Profiles of 128 Popular Plants, Reusable Cling Stickers, and Fold-Out Design Board (Storey Publishing)
Jay Gitlin - Country Acres and Cul-d-Sacs (edited by Gitlin... University Press of New England)
F. Mark Granato - Stars in Our Window (CreateSpace)
Brian Griese - The Road to Ann Arbor: Incredible Twists and Improbable Turns Along the Michigan Recruiting Trail (Triumph Books)
William J.  Hall - Phantom Messages: Chilling Phone Calls, Letters, Emails, and Texts from Unknown Realms (Disinformation Books)
David Heim - SketchUp Success for Woodworkers: Four Simple Rules to Create 3D Drawings Quickly and Accurately (Spring House Press)
Robert Hubbard - Hidden History of Middlesex County, Connecticut (History Press)
Gregg Jarrett - The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump (Broadside Books)
Allison B. Kaufman - Pseudoscience: The Conspiracy Against Science (MIT Press)
John Kelsey - Cabins & Cottages, Revised & Expanded Edition: The Basics of Building a Getaway Retreat for Hunting, Camping, and Rustic Living (Fox Chapel Publishing)
David Adams Leeming - Sex in the World of Myth (Reaktion Books)
David Leff - Terranexus (Little Bound)
James Mustich - 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List (Workman)
Susan M. Omilian, JD - Staying in the Thriver Zone: A Road Map to Manifest a Life of Power and Purpose (Butterfly Bliss Productions)
Andrew Pessin - The Jewish God Question: What Jewish Thinkers Have Said About God, The Book, The People, and the Land (Rowman & Littlefield) Anti-Zionism on Campus: The University, Free Speech, and BDS (Indiana U Press)
Jimmy Petonito - Phantom Messages: Chilling Phone Calls, Letters, Emails, and Texts from Unknown Realms (Disinformatio Books)
Emily Prokop - The Story Behind: The Extraordinary History Behind Ordinary Objects (Mango)
Anna Raimondi - Conversations with Mary: Messages of Love, Healing, Hope, and Unity for Everyone (Atria Books)
James Rickards - Aftermath: Seven Secrets of Wealth Preservation in the Coming Chaos (Penguin)
Stephen Spignesi - The Big Book of UFO Facts, Figures & Truth: A Comprehensive Examination (Skyhorse)
Robert M. Thorson - The Guide to Walden Pond: An Exploration of the History, Nature, Landscape, and Literature of One of America's Most Iconic Places (HMH)
William Weir - History's Greatest Lies: The Startling Truth Behind World Events Our History Books Got Wrong (Crestline Books)
David Wenzel - The Kingdom of the Dwarfs (Idea & Design World)
Christopher Wigren - Connecticut Architecture : Stories of 100 Places (Wesleyan University Press)


Jeff Benedict - Tiger Woods (Simon & Schuster)
Stephen L. Carter - Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster (Henry Holt)
D. H. Dilbeck - Frederick Douglass: America's Prophet (University of North Carolina Press)
Jane Anna Gordon - The Politics of Richard Wright: Perspectives on Resistance (University of Kentucky)
Jonathan Hernandez - The Truth About Aaron (Harper)
Eric Lehman - Connecticut Vanguards: Historic Trailblazers & Their Legacies (History Press)
Lewis E. Lehrman - Lincoln & Churchill: Statesmen at War (Stackpole)
Rennie McQuilkin - Afterword (Antrim House)
Sophfronia Scott - Love's Long Line (Mad Creek)
Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh - The Politics of Richard Wright: Perspectives on Resistance (University of Kentucky)


CT Adult Author New Books 2018


Books for Younger Readers

Tony Abbott - Denis Ever After (Katherine Tegen)
Sarah Albee - Alexander Hamilton: A Plan for America and Martin Luther King Jr.: A Peaceful Leader - (HarperColllins) ♦ The Bunny Hop (Golden Books) ♦ Dog Days of History (National Geographic)
Kristen Ball - A Calf Named Brian Higgins (One Elm Press)
Jackie Nastri Bardenwerper - Salted Caramel Dreams (Sky Pony)
Michael Belanger - The History of Jane Doe (Dial)
Cari Best - Mabel Beecher: Future Teacher (Sky Pony)
Michael Ian Black - I’m Sad (Simon & Schuster)
Elise Broach - My Pet Wants a Pet (Henry Holt)
Leslie Bulion - Leaf Litter Critters (Peachtree)
Jake Burt - The Right Hook of Devin Velma (Feiwel & Friends)
Leslie Connor - The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle (Katherine Tegen)
Lauren DeStefano - The Cursed Sea (Balzer + Bray)
Frank W. Dormer - Octopus Escapes! By Nathaniel Lachenmeyer (Charlesbridge) ♦ Ebenezer Has a Word for Everything by Chelsea Rowe (Peachtree)
Mina Echevarria - Kitty Alone by John M. Feierabend (G I A Publications)
Catherine Egan - Julia Unbound (Knopf)
Randall Enos - Jibber-Jabber (Creative Editions)
Lisa Fiedler - A Dark Descent (McElderry)
Jan Fields - Four books in the Ghost Detectors series (Calico Chapter Books)
Natasha Friend - How We Roll (FSG)
Patricia Reilly Giff - Island War (Holiday House)
Tommy Greenwald - Hooked (Roaring Brook) ♦ Game Changer (Amulet)
John Himmelman - Box Turtle (Muddy Boots) ♦ Floaty (Henry Holt)
Susan Hood - Lifeboat 12 (Simon & Schuster) ♦ Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World (HarperCollins)
Sandra Horning - Four books in the Girls who code board book series (Penguin Workshop)
Victoria Kann - Pinkalicious and the Amazing Sled Run, and other books in the Pinkalicious easy reader series (HarperCollins)
Alan Katz - If I Didn’t Have You (Simon & Schuster)
Suzy Kline - Horrible Harry Says Goodbye (Viking)
Matt Laney - The Spinner Prince (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Janet Lawler - Fright School (Albert Whitman) ♦ Mirabel’s Missing Valentines (Sterling)
Sarah Darer Littman - Anything But Okay (Scholastic)
Mike Lupica - No Slam Dunk (Philomel) ♦ Team Players (Simon & Schuster) ♦ The Football Fiasco, The Half-Court Hero and The Missing Baseball (Puffin)
Barbara McClintock - Nothing Stopped Sophie: A Story of Math and Impossible Dreams by Cheryl Bardoe (Little Brown)
Paul Meisel - If These Walls Could Talk: Ohio State Buckeyes (Triumph Books)
Wendell Minor - Night Train, Night Train by Robert Burleigh (Charlesbridge) ♦ Wild Orca: The Oldest, Wisest Whale in the World by Brenda Peterson (Henry Holt)
Suzanne Nelson - I Only Have Pies for You, and Sundae My Prince Will Come (Scholastic)
Tracy Newman - Simchat Torah is Coming! and Tu B’Shevat is Coming! (Kar-Ben)
Diane C. Ohanesian - Snuggle Down Deep (Little Bee Books)
Tochi Onyebuchi - Crown of Thunder (Razorbill)
Mary Pope Osborne - Hurricane Heroes in Texas and Wild West (Random House)
Steven Otfinoski - TheGreat Depression, The Cold War, Split History of the Battle of Fort Sumter, and Immigration & America (Scholastic) ♦ The Great Chicago Fire, The Selma Marches for Civil Rights, The Split History of the Attack on Pearl Harbor and The Split History of the Battle of Fort Sumter (Capstone)
Chandra Prasad - Damselfly (Scholastic)
Tish Rabe - I am Sam, I am Max, I am Cindy Lou Who and On the First Day of First Grade (Random House)
Dana Meachen Rau - Who is the Dalai Lama? (Penguin Random House) ♦ Future Ready Writing Assignments and Future Ready Creative Writing Projects (with Lyric Green)(Enslow).
Anne F. Rockwell - [Died in 2018] - Hiking Day (Aladdin)
Lizzy Rockwell - Hiking Day (Aladdin) ♦ A Mammal is an Animal (Holiday House)
Ron Roy - Colossal Fossil (Random House)
Bob Shea - Crash, Splash, or Moo! (Little, Brown)
Lane Smith - Giraffe Problems by Jory John (Random House)
Billy Steers - Tractor Mac School Day (Farrar Straus Giroux)
Cara J. Stevens - The Alien Conspiracy and others in the Battle Royale series; books in the Redstone Junior High series (Sky Pony)
Megan Stine - Where is Machu Picchu? (Penguin)
Lauren Tarshis - I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 and I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1888 (Scholastic)
Jennifer Thermes - Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail (Harry Abrams)
Beth Turley - If This Were a Story (Simon & Schuster)
Rosemary Wells - Sleep, My Bunny (Candlewick) Max’s Half Birthday (Penguin Young Readers) Sophie’s Halloween Disguise (Viking), Fiona’s Little Accident (Viking) Kit & Kaboodle (Henry Holt)
Hans Wilhelm - Guess Which Hand (Chronicle)
Karen Romano Young - Shark Quest (21st Century)
Pamela Zagarenski - Zola’s Elephant by Randall de Sève (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)


CT Authors of Young Readers New Books 2018


With many thanks to Linda Williams, Children’s Service Consultant, Middletown Library Service Center