All Adult Non-Fiction

  • Levison, Deborah

    Deborah Levison’s life has two parts: the first in Canada, where she grew up, and the second in Connecticut, where she lives with her husband, three children, and a doodle named Moose. A journalist and publicist, she writes for regional, national, and international media. Her debut book, THE CRATE: A Read more [...]

  • Adam von Gootkin

    Living Proof tells the story of how, in just a few short years, Connecticut natives Adam and Pete took Onyx Spirits Company from a start-up concept born in a restored Civil War-era factory to a multimillion-dollar, award-winning spirit distillery by breaking rules, learning from failures, and challenging the status quo. Read more [...]

  • Anderson, Virginia DeJohn

    Virginia DeJohn Anderson is Professor of History at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the author of New England’s Generation: The Great Migration and the Formation of Society and Culture in the Seventeenth Century, Creatures of Empire: How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America, American Journey: A History of the Read more [...]

  • Beeching, Barbara

    My book, Hopes and Expectations: Origins of the Black Middle Class in Hartford, was published by SUNY Press in 2017, both in hard cover and paperback.

  • Chesbro, James M.

    James M. Chesbro is the author of A Lion in the Snow: Essays on a Father’s Journey Home. His work has appeared in The Writer’s Chronicle, America, The Washington Post, Essay Daily, The Millions, The Huffington Post, Brain, Child Magazine, and The Collagist, among others. Essays from A Lion in the Snow were chosen as notable selections in The Read more [...]

  • Crandall, Melissa

    Crandall cut her professional writing teeth on media tie-in novels for the television shows Star Trek, Quantum Leap, and Earth 2. Her short fiction has appeared in the anthology Tricks and Treats: A Collection of Spooky Stories by Connecticut Authors (where she happily rubs shoulders with Mark Twain); The Great Read more [...]

  • Dickinson, Duo

    DUO DICKINSON is a noted Connecticut architect who has built more than five hundred projects in a dozen states. He is recognized as a maverick within the profession and is the author of several books on residential design.  

  • Dicks, Matthew

    Matthew Dicks is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, Something Missing and Unexpectedly, Milo, and The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs. His novels have been translated into more than 25 languages worldwide. He is also the author of the rock opera The Clowns and Read more [...]

  • Eastman, Cindy

    Cindy Eastman is an award-winning author whose writing is informed by her ability to be an observer as well as a participant in her life. With her dry sense of humor she addresses a variety of topics and delivers an insightful analysis that’s both provocative and amusing. Cindy’s first book, Read more [...]

  • Farber, Sharon

    Sharon Farber is a massage therapist, healer, award-winning artist, medium, teacher, and the owner of Dragonfly Healing Arts in Pine Meadow, Connecticut. She gives mediumship readings and demonstrations, facilitates a mediumship development circle, teaches mediumship classes, and leads mediumship development retreats. Learn more about the author at

  • Fitzpatrick, David

    David Fitzpatrick was raised in Guilford, attended Guilford High School, graduated Skidmore College in 1988, and then got his MFA Degree from Fairfield University in 2011. His Harper Collins-William Morrow published memoir came out in 2012 Sharp: My Story of Madness, Cutting, and How I Reclaimed My Life. David’s wife, Amy, Read more [...]

  • Granucci, Tarn

    Tarn Granucci is a highly regarded community leader and accomplished businessman. Tarn is also a gifted poet and writer. An active member of Wallingford’s Saturday Mornings with Poetry collective, Tarn has participated in national poetry conferences run by Robert Bly, noted American poet, author, activist and leader of the mythopoetic Read more [...]

  • Hays, David

    David Hays has taught at New York University, Columbia, Boston University, and Harvard. He then directed the National Theatre of the Deaf for thirty years. He is the author of “Today I Am a Boy” and coauthor with his son, Daniel, of the New York Times bestseller “My Old Man Read more [...]

  • Hilts, Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Hilts is the author of the internationally best-selling “Getting In Touch With Your Inner Bitch,” “The Bitch in the Bedroom,” “The Bitch at Work” and the “Getting In Touch With Your Inner Bitch” calendars. Her most recent book is “Every Freaking Day! With Rachell Ray: An Unauthorized Parody.” She Read more [...]

  • Howard, Nora

    Nora Oakes Howard, grew up in Avon and is the historian of the Town of Avon and historian of the Avon Congregational Church. She holds an M.A. in American Studies from George Washington University, and a B.A. in American Studies from Hampshire College. She has documented garden history for the Read more [...]

  • Huber, Sonya

    Sonya Huber is the author of three books of creative nonfiction: Opa Nobody (2008), Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir (2010), and the essay collection Pain Woman Takes Your Keys: Essays on Pain and Imagination (forthcoming in 2017). Her other books include The Evolution of Hillary Rodham Clinton (2016) and Read more [...]

  • Huguenin, Jade C.

    Jade C. Huguenin was born on a U.S. Navy base and spent her life traversing America as a “navy brat.” She is an author, community organizer, youth mentor, and sheltie aficionado as well as a direct descendant of several New England and Acadian founders, including Filles a Marier and Filles Read more [...]

  • Joel Samberg

    Joel Samberg, a resident of Avon, Connecticut, is an author, journalist, and public relations/corporate communications copywriter. He began writing professionally at the age of 17 as a stringer for his hometown newspaper, The Westbury Times, and continued as a student journalist at Hofstra University, from which he graduated in 1979 Read more [...]

  • Kayne, Sheryl

    I’m Sheryl Kayne, writer, adventurer, performer, educator, and public speaker. I’ve lived in Connecticut since age 19 and raised my children here as well. I literally began writing my first travel book, Immersion Travel USA, and creating the concept of Immersion Travel when I was in elementary school. My father Read more [...]

  • Leff, David K.

    David K. Leff is an essayist, pushcart nominated poet and former deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. His work focuses on the surprisingly intimate relationship of people to their built and natural environments. His nonfiction book, The Last Undiscovered Place (University of Virginia Press, 2004) was a Read more [...]

  • Lehman, Eric

    Eric D. Lehman teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Bridgeport and his essays, reviews, poems, and stories have been published in dozens of journals and magazines. His dozen books include A History of Connecticut Food, Literary Connecticut, A History of Connecticut Wine: Vineyard in Your Backyard, Bridgeport: Read more [...]

  • Lynch, Patrick J.

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    Patrick J. Lynch is an author, illustrator, photographer, and artist. Lynch retired from Yale University after 45 years as an interactive media designer, medical illustrator, biomedical and scientific photographer, video producer, a director of media and communications departments, and a designer of interactive multimedia teaching, training, and informational software and Read more [...]

  • Mangan, Gregg

    Gregg Mangan is an author and historian with a PhD in public history. He currently works as the managing editor of the digital history project at Connecticut Humanities. Prior to coming to Connecticut Humanities, he spent seven years as a freelance historian, writer, and editor.  

  • Marc Wortman

    Marc Wortman is an independent historian and freelance journalist. His most recent book, 1941: Fighting the Shadow War, A Divided America in a World at War, appeared in April 2016. He is also the author of The Millionaires’ Unit: The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American Read more [...]

  • Mattison, Alice

    Alice Mattison’s The Kite and the String: How to Write with Spontaneity and Control—and Live to Tell the Tale, will be published by Viking on August 16, 2016. She is also the author of six novels, most recently When We Argued All Night, published in 2012 by Harper Perennial, which Read more [...]

  • Monagan, Charles

    Charles Monagan has been a writer and editor since 1972, when he graduated from Dartmouth College. His work has appeared in many magazines and newspapers, and from 1989 to 2013 he was the editor of Connecticut Magazine. In 1997, he won the Gold Medal for Reporting from the national City Read more [...]

  • Nawrocki, Amy

    Amy Nawrocki is the poetry editor for The Wayfarer and the author of five poetry collections, including Four Blue Eggs and Reconnaissance, released by Homebound Publications. Her work has appeared in many print and online publications including Fox Adoption Magazine, New Millennium Writings, The Battered Suitcase, Coastal Connecticut Magazine, Phi Read more [...]

  • Patrick Nolan

    Patrick Nolan is a forensic historian and the author of CIA Rogues and the Killing of the Kennedys: How and Why US Agents Conspired to Assassinate JFK and RFK [Skyhorse Publishing, New York, 2013]. His speaking engagements have included appearances in New York City, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, and the Mark Read more [...]

  • Ramirez, Ainissa

    Ainissa Ramirez, Ph.D. is a scientist, speaker, and author. Her new book The Alchemy of Us will be published by The MIT Press in 2019.  She is also the author of Newton’s Football: The Science Behind America’s Game (Random House); and Save Our Science: How to Inspire the Next Generation of Scientists (TED Books). She lives in New Read more [...]

  • Raposo, Jacqueline

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    Jacqueline Raposo is an expert interviewer. Her over 400 stories cross article, essay, and podcast production featuring humans in the fields of food, lifestyle, entrepreneurship, tech, art, medicine, and more. Regular publications include Food & Wine, Saveur, Cosmopolitan, Bust, Extra Crispy, Plate, and Tasting Table. She studies “why and how we love in all forms” as the Read more [...]

  • Sandra Horning

    Sandra Horning writes picture books and beginning readers. Her love of family, friends, and nature inspires much of her writing. She lives in the Quiet Corner of Connecticut with her family, six chickens, and three ducks. Visit Sandra at

  • Scott, James C.

    James Scott is Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology and co‑director of the Agrarian Studies Program at Yale University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has held grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Read more [...]

  • Speart, Jessica

    Jessica Speart is an investigative journalist whose focus is on wildlife law enforcement and endangered species issues. She is the author of the highly acclaimed narrative nonfiction book WINGED OBSESSION about the world’s most notorious butterfly smuggler. The book was an Indie Next pick and has been featured on the Read more [...]

  • Srinivasan, Dr. Amrutur (Sheenu)

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    Dr. A.V. (Sheenu) Srinivasan, long term U.S. resident, award-winning author, and director of the Vedic Institute of Connecticut, is a popular speaker on Hinduism with appearances in many venues: college campuses, libraries, churches and temples, and yoga and community centers.  Best known for the Vedic (Hindu) and interfaith weddings he Read more [...]

  • Stelzer, Alice Plouchard

    Alice Plouchard Stelzer’s love of women’s history brought about six years of research into the lives of a dozen of the first Puritan women to arrive in Massachusetts and Connecticut. This research was culminated into Female Adventurers. She felt these courageous first generation New England women’s stories should be told.

  • Suzanne Staubach

    SUZANNE (SUZY) STAUBACH writes, pots and gardens in the rural northeastern hills of Connecticut. After a long career in independent bookselling, she has turned her attention full time to her own work. She writes and speaks about garden and ceramic history, and sells her handmade pottery nationwide. Staubach was a Read more [...]

  • Thorson, Robert M.

    Resident author of seven books, most recently, The Guide to Walden Pond, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on March 13, 2018.    

  • Tougias, Robert

    Robert Tougias is an established nature writer and author. Tougias contributes nature articles to newspapers throughout New England and writes several outdoor columns for newspapers in Connecticut. His articles on cougars have appeared in many magazines, including Appalachian Trailways and Fur-Fish-Game. He has had his work on cougars published in Read more [...]

  • Vermilyea, Peter

    Peter Vermilyea teaches history at Housastonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village, CT and at Western Connecticut State University. A graduate of Gettysburg College, he serves as the scholarship director of his alma mater’s Civil War Institute. He is the author or editor of five books and fifteen articles, Read more [...]

  • Weber, Katharine

    Katharine Weber is the author of six novels (Still Life With Monkey,  2018; True Confections, 2010; Triangle,  2006; The Little Women, 2003; The Music Lesson, 1999; Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, 1995) and a memoir (The Memory of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family’s Read more [...]

  • Wyss, Robert

    Bob Wyss is the author of three books, a freelance writer who has produced more than 100 articles in the last 15 years and a professor of journalism at the University of Connecticut. His most recent book, published in 2016, is The Man Who Built the Sierra Club, A Life Read more [...]