Member Spotlight: Courtland L. Bovee

Business Communication Essentials, 8th EditionCourtland L. BoveeTAA member Courtland L. Bovee is a full time textbook author of four business textbooks, co-authored with John Thill and published by Pearson.

His most recent publication is Business Communication Essentials, 8th Edition and he is currently co-authoring three more titles Business Communication Today, 14th Edition, Excellence in Business Communication, 13th Edition, and Business in Action, 8th Edition. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Marielle Hoefnagels

Biology: Concepts and InvestigationsMarielle HoefnagelsTAA member Marielle Hoefnagels is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Biology and Microbiology/Plant Biology at The University of Oklahoma, and a textbook author in the biology discipline.

She is the author of two titles, both published by McGraw-Hill. The 4th edition of Biology: Concepts and Investigations was published in January 2017, and the 3rd edition of Biology: The Essentials will come out in January 2018. [Read more…]

Exploring new terrain: Mentoring academic authors across the pond

Erin McTigue is exploring new terrain, recently embarking on a unique adventure in her academic career. After resigning her post as an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University and Associate Director of Texas A&M’s POWER writing services program, this fall Erin stepped into the position of Associate Professor II at the National Reading Education and Research Center of Norway, within the University of Stavanger. A full-time, flexible position, Erin will split her time between working remotely from her home in Texas and traveling to Norway for a few weeks each quarter.

In addition to conducting her own research and academic writing projects, Erin will present writing workshops, facilitate writing retreats, and work one-on-one with graduate students and junior faculty to help them create their optimal writing practices. [Read more…]

Playing the field: Is it ok to submit a single book proposal to multiple publishers?

Textbook StackBuilding a relationship with a publisher, for many authors, is a lifelong commitment, so the decision of which publisher to work with shouldn’t be taken lightly. How do you know that you’ve found “the one” for your book? We sought the opinions of seven TAA members on whether or not it’s acceptable to submit a single book proposal to several different publishers. Here are their responses and reasoning. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Susan M. Ford

Clinical Pharmacology 11e CoverSusan M. FordTAA member Susan M. Ford is a Professor Emeritus with the Tacoma Community College Nursing Program and a textbook author in the nursing discipline.

She recently published the 11th edition of Roach’s Introductory Clinical Pharmacology as the sole author. It just hit the shelves in October 2017. She writes about pharmacology in the context of nursing practice – which has led her to contribute to two other textbooks and a number of online modules to compliment a 3rd nursing textbook. She is also a reviewer for a number of nursing textbooks.

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Member Spotlight: Andrew M. Pomerantz

Andy PomerantzMy Psychology cover imageClinical PsychologyTAA member Andrew M. Pomerantz is a Professor of Psychology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and both a textbook and academic author in the psychology discipline.

He recently published two textbooks: the brand new My Psychology (published by Worth, for Introductory Psychology courses) and Clinical Psychology (4th edition, published by SAGE). He has also published dozens of articles in peer-reviewed journals. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Frank M. Carrano

Frank M. CarranoData Structures and Abstractions with JavaData Abstraction & Problem Solving with C++: Walls and MirrorsTAA member Frank M. Carrano is a textbook author in the computer science discipline.

His most recent publications are Data Abstraction & Problem Solving with C++: Walls and Mirrors, 7e and Data Structures and Abstractions with Java, 4e. He has two other titles that are no longer in print. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Timothy M. Henry

A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal and Ethical Issues for Computing TechnologyTimothy M. HenryTAA member Timothy M. Henry, Associate Professor and IT Graduate Director at the New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), is a textbook author in computer science and information technology with additional experience in the professional ethics discipline.

His most recent publication, co-authored with Sara Baase, is A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology, 5e (Boston, Pearson Education, 2018). He has published two other books, both co-authored with Frank M Carrano: Data Abstraction and Problem Solving with C++ : Walls and Mirrors, 7e (Boston. Pearson Education, 2017) and Data Structures and Abstractions with Java, 4e (Boston. Pearson Education, 2015). The fifth edition of Data Structures and Abstractions with Java is going through page proofs for 2018 publication. [Read more…]

Member Spotlight: Joan M. Saslow

Joan M. SaslowSummit: English for Today’s WorldTAA member Joan M. Saslow is an independent author concentrating entirely on authorship of English language teaching materials.

Her most recent publication is Summit: English for Today’s World, coauthored with Allen Ascher and published by Pearson, now in its third edition. She has also published the Top Notch series (coauthored with Allen Ascher) now in its third edition, and the following titles, all of which are multi-level series with multimedia: Teen2Teen (4-level series with Allen Ascher, Oxford University Press) Ready to Go: Language Lifeskills, Civics (4-level series, Pearson) Workplace Plus: Living and Working in English (4-level series, Pearson) Literacy Plus (2-level series, Pearson), and English in Context: Reading Comprehension for Science and Technology (3-level series, Prentice-Hall).
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6 Ways to take control of your day

jugglingIn her TAA webinar, “The Academic Juggle: Managing Your Writing in a World of Commitments”, Dr. Jane Jones, an academic editor and consultant at Up In Consulting, shared the following six strategies for taking back control of your day, reducing the overwhelm, and feeling more accomplished professionally.

1) Track your time. Take inventory of your daily activities. You may find that you spend too much time on activities with lower return or that you have long stretches of time throughout the day that are unaccounted for. [Read more…]