September 2012: Books I’m Working On

Man, this Summer has been busy!

In July I posted about five books I was busy with. This month, I’ve got three. But that doesn’t mean things are any easier!

I’m spending the rest of the Fall pitching out Born This Way by Paul Vitagliano (a book based on the wildly popular blog of the same name) and Pure Vanilla by Shauna Sever (an all vanilla cookbook!), who I worked with on her last cookbook, Marshmallow Madness. I’ve also got The Slither Sisters, the sequel to Professor Gargoyle: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School, Quirk’s first middle grade series.

Check them out after the jump. If you’d like a copy of any, give me a shout at eric@quirkbooks.com.

Pure Vanilla by Shauna Sever

Poor Vanilla—her sexy sister Chocolate gets all the attention! But now Quirk is giving this unappreciated spice the complete makeover it deserves. Pure Vanilla is a gorgeous cookbook celebrating the world’s most heavenly and ambrosial flavor.

SHAUNA SEVER is the author of Marshmallow Madness. She writes the popular dessert blog Piece of Cake and is a host and reporter for food-related television, including “The Best of the Bay” for KRON4 in San Francisco. Her work has been published in Huffington Post Food, Working Mother, Food52, and more. She also runs Bake Sale Bakery, a dessert catering business in San Francisco, where she lives with her husband and daughter.

Born This Way by Paul Vitagliano

Based on the hugely popular blog of the same name, Born This Way shares more than 100 different memories of growing up LGBTQ. Childhood photographs are accompanied by sweet, funny, and at times heartbreaking personal stories. This intimate little hardcover is a wonderful gift for all members of the LGBTQ community as well as their friends and families.

Like Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project, Born This Way gives young people the courage to say, “Yes, I’m gay. And I was born this way. I’ve known it since I was very young, and this is my story.”

PAUL VITAGLIANO is DJ Paul V., a club and radio DJ, events promoter, music-reviews writer, blogger, and self-titled “promosexual.” His blog (bornthiswayblog.com) has achieved more than 3.7 million views since its debut in January 2011. He lives in Los Angeles.

The Slither Sisters: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School by Charles Gilman

In The Slither Sisters, we follow Robert and his friends deeper into the world of Lovecraft Middle School—and its bizarre parallel dimension, the Tillinghast Mansion. Along the way they discover a pair of mysterious twin sisters who may not be exactly what they seem. Can they convince the principal that something is wrong before it’s too late?

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