18 new books by CT authors


Whether you’re looking for something new to read at the beach or escaping the heat with your air conditioning, Connecticut’s writers have you covered. State of Nutmeg authors have been busy churning out 18 new titles to entertain readers of all ages. Whether you’re looking to learn or sink your teeth into a scandalous story, your local writers have you covered.

“How Organizations Should Work”, N. Dean Meyer, non-fiction

Danbury author N. Dean Meyer’s book “How Organizations Should Work” was published in late June. The book offers entrepreneurs Meyer’s advice on how to improve their businesses through his “market organization” method.

“Babel” by RF Kuang of New Haven.

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‘Babel’, RF Kuang, Fantasy

RF Kuang is the award-winning author of the Poppy War series and lives in New Haven while pursuing her doctorate in East Asian Languages ​​and Literature at Yale. His latest fantasy novel “Babel” will be released on August 23 and it follows the life of an Oxford translation student living in an alternate 1800s England who runs entirely on magic powered by silver bullion and translation. .

“Storms and snow, skis and socks”, Ashley Baylor, children’s book

New Haven-based WTNH meteorologist Ashley Baylor will release her children’s book “Storms and Snow, Skis and Sox” on August 1. His book follows a year in Teddy’s life as he encounters some of his favorite New England things like the weather and regional sports teams.

“The Year Without a Summer”, Arlene Mark, Intermediate Level

Greenwich author Arlene Mark will publish her middle-level book ‘The Year Without a Summer’ on August 16. The story follows two eighth graders who have two very different opinions on natural disasters whose arguments lead to academic problems in their science class. As the two debate climate change, they both lean on each other as they face hardships at home.

"behind their screens" by Emily Weinstein of Greenwich and her colleague Carrie James.

“Behind Their Screens” by Emily Weinstein of Greenwich and her colleague Carrie James.

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“Behind their screens”, Emily Weinstein and Carrie James, non-fiction

Have you ever wondered what your teenager is doing on their phone? Greenwich’s Emily Weinstein and her colleague Carrie James will share their research on this in their book “Behind Their Screens: What Teens are Facing (and Adults are Missing)” on August 16. The authors are Harvard Project Zero researchers and their book examines the positive and negative effects social media can have on adolescent mental health.

“Uncertain Ground”, Phil Klay, non-fiction

Fairfield University professor Phil Klay’s latest book is a collection of essays he wrote about his experiences with military and civilian life in America. The Queens, NY resident released “Uncertain Ground: Citizenship in an Age of Endless, Invisible War” at the end of May. His novel, “Missionaries,” was included in former President Barack Obama’s list of his favorite reads of 2020.

"The family complex" by Liz Parker, originally from Greenwich.

“The Family Compound” by Liz Parker, originally from Greenwich.

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“The Family Complex”, Liz Parker, fiction

Greenwich-born Liz Parker’s second novel, ‘The Family Compound’, will be published on August 23. struggling to find common ground.

‘Deep Water’, Kenneth M. Sheldon, non-fiction

For those who love true crime, former Ridgefield resident Kenneth M. Sheldon released his book “Deep Water—Murder, Scandal, and Intrigue” in June. Sheldon’s book follows the case of William K. Dean who was murdered near the end of World War I on his farm in New Hampshire.

“One day is today”, Matthew Dicks, non-fiction

Newington author Matthew Dicks encourages creatives to stop postponing their projects in his new book “Someday is Today.” Released in June, the book offers strategies for quashing negativity and streamlining productivity.

‘See Me Go’, Paul Meisel, children’s book

Newtown author Paul Meisel will publish his new children’s book “See Me Go” on July 17. The book follows fun-loving dogs as they explore a sunken ship, an Egyptian tomb, and soar to the moon.

‘Am I a frog?’ Lizzy Rockwell, children’s documentary

Bridgeport author and illustrator Lizzy Rockwell will publish “Am I a Frog?” August 30. The book explains the life cycle of a frog to young readers.

‘The Third Way’, Aimee Hoben, Fiction

Canton author Aimee Hoben will release her first political-fiction novel “The Third Way” on August 23. The book follows a college student who tries to take on the government and corporate America to bring about change and save the family farm.

"A dish to die for" by Madison author Lucy Burdette.

“A Dish to Die For” by Madison author Lucy Burdette.

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‘A dish to die for’, Lucy Burdette, Mystery

Madison author Roberta Isleib, who writes under the pen name Lucy Burdette, will release the final episode of her “A Key West Food Critic Mystery” series on August 9. In “A Dish to Die For,” a dog digs up a dead body and the town’s secrets might just be hiding in a vintage cookbook.

"ghost lover" by Lisa Taddeo of Washington.

“Ghost Lover” by Lisa Taddeo from Washington.

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‘Ghost Lover’, Lisa Taddeo, Short Stories

Washington author Lisa Taddeo published a collection of short stories in June. “Ghost Lover” features short stories about love, obsession and heartbreak.

“Out of the Clear Blue Skies”, Kristan Higgins, Fiction

Durham author Kristan Higgins published his latest novel in June. “Out of the Clear Blue Sky” is about a woman whose husband leaves her for his mistress just before their child graduates from high school.

‘American Pastime’, Angelique Pesce, Fiction

New Canaan author Angelique Pesce released her book “American Pastime” in June. Pesce’s book is about a writer having a conversation with God in a baseball stadium.

"war awakening" by Canterbury author Zac Topping.

‘Wake of War’ by Canterbury author Zac Topping.

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‘Wake of War’, Zac Topping, Fiction

Canterbury author Zac Topping’s military thriller ‘Wake of War’ will be released on July 19. The book follows two soldiers from different sides of a contemporary civil war in the United States.

“I Can’t Look Away” by Carola Lovering from Darien.

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“I Can’t Look Away”, Carola Lovering, fiction

Darien’s Carola Lovering released her third book “Can’t Look Away” in June. A decade after being the subject of a hit song, a suburban woman makes a new friend. However, this friendship begins to unravel secrets from his past.



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