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Meet our Newest Author!

Gary Seigel

Gary Seigel Author of

Haskell Himself

Gary Seigel was raised in Encino, California where his debut novel, Haskell Himself, takes place. He has a BA from USC and a Masters and PhD in English from Rutgers University. A former professor with the LA Community Colleges, Gary also co-owned a California Closet franchise. Since 1999, he has traveled the globe as a corporate trainer specializing in helping employees control their inner jerk when writing emails and holding conversations with difficult people. His book The Mouth Trap: Strategies, Tips and Secrets for Keeping Your Feet out of Your Mouth, published in 2008, has been translated into over a dozen languages. He is the father of three sons and currently lives in South Pasadena.





Inspired by the many frustrations of parenthood and the ever-present fear of failure, SHOES ON THE STAIRS centers around a mother’s struggle to accept what she has left behind after her death. She takes the reader on a journey of both laughter and tears while learning even the smallest of gestures can make a significant and lasting impact.


Claire Blackwell can’t find that damn white light. Thanks to a mishap at an intersection, she’s dead and stuck somewhere between Heaven and what seems like Hell as she is forced to watch her husband and children unravel without her. While she struggles to find answers for her limbo state, her family begins to see her, offering what she believes, is a gift of second chances. As she navigates through this new, untouchable world and the challenges it creates, she is forced to face some sad and potentially dangerous truths. Determined, she works to mend her relationship with her family, but her stubborn teenage son refuses to acknowledge her, and when tensions escalate with his long-time bully, her inability to control the physical world around her leaves her fearing for her family’s safety. With her time running out, she must find a way to save them before the progress she has made is lost and she fades from this world forever.


Barnes & Noble Book Signing

We were delighted to join Jan Steele for the debut of her novel, SHOES ON THE STAIRS, and R.D. Kardon, author of FLYGIRL, at Barnes & Noble Mira Mesa! Thanks to everyone who came out to support our talented authors!

Join Us at The San Diego Memoir

Writers Association!

Join The San Diego Memoir Association next week, on August 3rd at 2:30 pm (at SDWI - 2730 Historic Decatur Road - Barracks 16, 2nd floor) as Lacey Impellizeri and Holly Kammier of Acorn Publishing discuss the pros and cons of the 5 main publishing options!

The Southern California Writers'

Conference is Coming Up Soon!

If you are a writer working in Southern California, there is no finer resource for networking, development, and publishing information than the Southern California Writers' Conference. The Acorn Publishing Team will be there, along with special guests and other industry experts! Be sure to mark your calendar!

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