Anne Cole Norman
Anne Cole Norman has over twelve years’ experience as an editor at top publishing houses including HarperCollins, Hyperion, and Doubleday and has worked in a freelance capacity for the past seven years. Her specialty is general nonfiction, with a focus on memoir, narrative, health, spirituality, inspiration, how-to, and lifestyle. She has extensive experience in editing, writing, and developing projects from start to finish, both in the proposal form and full-length manuscripts.
Her passions are helping authors tell their stories in a compelling way, and working on prescriptive projects that instruct, enlighten, and entertain. An expert on trends in the industry, as well as what works and what doesn’t, she will help you bring your project to the highest possible level.
Her projects include Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff, Ph.D., Gorgeously Green by Sophie Uliano (New York Times Bestseller), Righteous Porkchop by Nicolette Hahn Niman (Barnes & Noble Great New Writers selection), Piggybanking by Jeff Opdyke (Books for a Better Life Awards nominee), Survive!: Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere - Alive by Les Stroud (the Discovery Channel’s “Survivorman”), Back in Control: A Spine Surgeon’s Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain by David Hanscom, M.D., The FabYOUList: List It, Live It, Love Your Life by Susan Campbell Cross, Loves Me … Not: How to Survive (and Thrive!) in the Face of Unrequited Love by Samara O’Shea, The Makeover Myth by Bethanne Snodgrass, M.D., and Savvy Chic: The Art of More for Less by Anna Johnson.
Anne also wrote book proposals for publications such as Danielle Demko's Co-parenting for Life: Working Together to Raise Resilient Children, Sherry Welsh's Getting Unstuck: The Three Steps to Shifting Your Emotional Energy and Living Authentically, Randi Ragan's A Year of Living Seasonally: An Essential Guide to Conscious Beauty, Mindful Living, and Radiant Wellbeing and Gwenn O’Keeffe's Dreaming is Free: The Secrets to Developing Your Child’s True Passions.
Anne's select booklist can be found below.
"In Becoming Starlight, the author teaches us the most important lesson of all - that love is the eternal fiber connecting all existence, living and beyond. Her extraordinary true story provides faith and ease to all who wonder what happens when our loved ones or we die." - Randi Fine, Author of Close Encounters of the Worst Kind, Podcast Host of A Fine Time for Healing
Becoming Starlight is a memoir about the process of grief and its relationship to the mysteries concerning the afterlife. This book will bring comfort to those who are feeling unrelenting sorrow over the loss of loved ones. This memoir is a story of surviving grief and mending the wounds of loss.
Dr. David Hanscom, a spine surgeon and fellow sufferer, shares with you what finally pulled him out of the abyss of chronic pain after 15 years - without surgery or addictive medications.
Instead, his approach to treatment focuses on an aspect of chronic pain that the medical world has largely overlooked: you must calm your nervous system in order to get better.
More than any other book about pain, Back in Control reveals how to quiet a turbocharged central nervous system, relieve the anxiety and depression that often accompany chronic pain, and make a full recovery.
Maybe you haven't driven hundreds of miles in an adult diaper in order to confront the new girlfriend of an ex-lover like NASA engineer Lisa Marie Nowak. Or been humiliated on national television when your husband, the governor of South Carolina, was found cavorting in Argentina after telling you and everyone else he was hiking the Appalachian Trail like Jenny Sanford. But if you've ever stalked a crush on Facebook or can't get over the guy who dumped you years ago, then Loves Me . . . Not is the book for you! With those who loved and lost or suffered unrequited love throughout history as your guide, Loves Me . . . Not comforts the broken-hearted with hilarious tales, enlightening advice, and a little tough love to help you silence your inner psycho, rediscover your self-esteem, and finally move on after a breakup.
When the food is good, the party starts cooking! Media wunderkind and award-winning chef Dante Gonzales has fed some of the world's most popular celebrities - including Demi Moore, Theophilus London, and Santigold - at underground parties as well as red-carpet events. He also takes the party to the streets in the Ride or Fry food truck and around the world with his Ride or Fry pop-up stand, celebrated in this innovative cookbook of more than 100 fresh, delicious, recipes (including his signature Fried Chicken). Packed with innovative, eco-conscious meals (with many vegetarian and vegan options), his grandmother's heirloom dishes, and contributions from Dante's musical and culinary collaborators, this book is the only way to bring the Dante Fried Chicken experience into your own home.
"I quite simply cannot list all the amazing aspects of this book you are about to read, but I can tell you this: I love to shop, I love to cook, I love to feel that I have done one thing a day to educate myself and my children in making the world a better, stronger place to live in. Easier said than done, right? We should all do the right thing/things if only we had the resources, the answers, the advice we need. What can I tell you, but here it is!" - from the Foreward by Julia Roberts
This book provides dozens and dozens of eco-friendly tips, products, and practices that combine to form a treasure trove of practical advice for every possible way to become stylishly green. Your questions about dressing, makeup, eating, shopping, cleaning, travel and more are all answered right here.
We all want to raise smart children. But somewhere between the reading, writing, and arithmetic, one of life's most important lessons is too often overlooked: personal finances. As adults, we interact with money every day, but we often forget that kids also face these same decisions as they mature. How do we teach today what kids really need to know tomorrow to thrive as financially savvy adults?
In Piggybanking, veteran Wall Street Journal personal-finance writer Jeff D. Opdyke provides a clear and effective plan to help parents raise children to be comfortable and confident managing the daily finances of life. Even before kids arrive, parents face a rash of financial decisions. Accordingly, Piggybanking also deals with the essential problems every struggling young family must face, including how to prepare your budget for a child's arrival and how to choose between single- and dual-income lifestyles.
“Righteous Porkchop is a searing, and utterly convincing, indictment of modern meat production. The book also brims with hope and charts a practical (and even beautiful) path out of the jungle.” - Michael Pollan, author of Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food
Asked to head up Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s environmental organization's "hog campaign," Nicolette Hahn Niman embarked upon a fascinating odyssey through the inner workings of the “factory farm” industry. What she discovered transformed her into an intrepid environmental lawyer determined to lock horns with the big business farming establishment.
A searing account of an industry gone awry and one woman’s passionate fight to remedy it, Righteous Porkchop chronicles Niman’s investigation and her determination to organize a national reform movement to fight the shocking practices of industrial animal operations. She offers necessary alternatives and she details both why and how to choose meat, poultry, dairy, eggs, and fish from traditionally farmed sources.
From the sun-scorched sands of the Kalahari to the snake-infested jungles of the Amazon, Les Stroud has made a life of surviving in the harshest - and most remote - regions on Earth.
Now, the creator, producer, and host of the hit television program Survivorman transfers his decades of knowledge and experience to the pages of Survive!, a practical guide that gives everyday readers a no-nonsense look at the real world of survival.
Stroud offers readers the essential skills and tactics necessary to endure in any corner of the globe, along with a wealth of insider information born of his own experiences in the outdoors and unavailable in any other book.
“A portable friend to all readers - especially but not only women - who need to learn that the Golden Rule works only if it’s reversible: We must learn to treat ourselves as well as we wish to treat others.” - Gloria Steinem
Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind offers expert advice on how to limit self-criticism and offset its negative effects, enabling you to achieve your highest potential and a more contented, fulfilled life.
More and more, psychologists are turning away from an emphasis on self-esteem and moving toward self-compassion in the treatment of their patients - and Dr. Neff’s extraordinary book offers exercises and action plans for dealing with every emotionally debilitating struggle, be it parenting, weight loss, or any of the numerous trials of everyday living.
“Susan Campbell Cross’ The FabYOUList is not only a very fun read, but a road map for a happy and fulfilling life, written by a fearless, hilarious, and damned insightful woman.” - Tom Bergeron, Host of Dancing with the Stars
There comes a time in every woman’s life when she realizes that the dreams she had as a girl are growing farther away in the rearview mirror. What can you do to make those childhood ambitions a reality?
Join author Susan Campbell Cross as she tackles that very question in The
FabYOUList: List It, Live It, Love Your Life, an inspiring, humorous and heartfelt story of reinvention. Susan’s declaration of, “There are so many things I thought I would have done by now!” led her to reflect upon what exactly those things were. Pen and paper in hand, she composed a “wish I had done” list and challenged herself to do everything on it before her 40th birthday.
The FabYOUList: List it, Live it, Love Your Life invites you along on every madcap escapade as Susan ventures outside her comfort zone and into the adventure of her life, ultimately coming face-to-face with what she discovers has been her biggest obstacle all along - herself.
Anna Johnson is not a tea-bag squeezer, a penny-pincher, or inherently thrifty in any way - but she knows how to enjoy the finer things in life... for much, much less! In Savvy Chic, she shares her secrets on how to dress, decorate, entertain, and travel in high style without breaking the piggy bank.
Anna Johnson, the author of Three Black Skirts and Handbags wrote an invaluable manual for how to live well and elegantly on a budget. The perfect book for our more frugal times, Savvy Chic celebrates “the Art of More for Less” illuminating the path to smarter, more creative spending for every woman trying to cut corners and save money, but who still wants to live and look fabulous. Savvy Chic belongs on every woman’s bookshelf, right next to The Modern Girls Guide to Life.