I’ve written a few books and published several others through my former publishing company Schroder Media. Although I no longer publish books, I am still available as a collaborative writer.
No Such Thing as a Pretty Good Alligator Wrestler, by Ron Hart. Ron, despite being an investment guy by day, is also a humor columnist. This book is a collection of his columns on everything from football and family to celebrities and politics. Schroder Publishing won a Benjamin Franklin 2011 Award for excellence in independent publishing.
Just A Stage: My first book, this is a collection of the humor columns I wrote on parenting. I received six finalist Green Eyeshade Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for these columns, which cover everything from pregnancy through drivers’ licenses. My two children still like me, although they may not have read the whole thing yet, and my son was none-too-pleased when he went to pick up a girl for a date and she was giggling over the “A Day in the Life of a Five-Year-Old” in which he played a starring role.
Murphy’s: 25 Years of Recipes and Memories is the story of Murphy’s restaurant in the Virginia-Highland section of Atlanta. I wrote this book based on interviews with Tom Murphy, restaurant owner, and conducted 35 interviews with former employees and several well-known chefs who once worked at Murphy’s. Although my meetings with Tom were conducted over breakfast, I never learned how to adequately juggle a biscuit, coffee and a laptop.
Raising the Bar: Legendary Rainmakers Share Their Business Development Secrets contains profiles and client development advice from ten top lawyers in Atlanta. I conducted the interviews and ghostwrote the book, which also includes a DVD containing excerpts from the interviews. The profiles include such notables at Judge Griffin Bell, Governor Sanders and Bobby Lee Cook.
Souper Jenny Cooks: This book contains the favorite recipes of Jenny Levison, Atlanta’s soup diva. I didn’t write or design this book, however I was the production editor and publisher. My favorite recipe is My Dad’s Turkey Chili. If you visit Atlanta, make a stop at this quirky, delicious little restaurant.
I also ghostwrote a book on fatherhood, which is in the process of being published.