Sunday, October 31, 2010

Spring/Summer 2011 Roster Filling Quickly!

Exciting couple of weeks here at Wyatt-MacKenzie! Our 2011 roster is filling quickly with AMAZING books and authors. 

For many it was, “You had me at Hello!” -- current Wyatt-MacKenzie authors coming back to us with their next books. This is extremely satisfying for me, to know that we gave these authors a great experience and they want to do it again! Plus a high-profile “parent-digm” shifter, and a well-researched much-needed homeschooling resource.

Media maven Maria Bailey brings us her next cutting-edge business book, Suzanne Kamata has another wonderful collection for expats (her award-winning 4th book published by us was named one of the best books of 2009 by The Japan Times), and multi-award-winner Joel Schwartzberg, are all on deck to release new books in Spring 2011.

New to our family is a smart first-time author who watched Wyatt-MacKenzie for a year before pitching her fantastic new tool for parents. SUDDENLY HOMESCHOOLING by Marie-Claire Moreau is a “quick start homeschooling guide” -- comprehensive step-by-step instructions to help today's families legally start homeschooling within two weeks.

Also new to Wyatt-MacKenzie's roster, and someone I am bubbling over to work with, is Lu Hanessian, parent educator and national speaker. Lu will be releasing her new book with us in the Spring. Her first book was the much-acclaimed LET THE BABY DRIVE (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2005). Lu founded -- a fantastic self-growth resource for parents -- and was included in our PARENTING THE FUTURE app last year. She also created WYSH, Wear Your Spirit For Humanity -- the most awesome line of inspirational (and funny) clothing. And, to top off her brilliant writing and entrepreneurial brain, Lu is an award-winning journalist, a former NBC anchor/host of “Real Life” and “Unsolved Mysteries,” the host of Make Room for Baby on the Discovery Health Channel, and for five years she hosted “The Science Show” which was syndicated in 110 countries. 

And, most important of all, my daughter MacKenzie turned 12 last week... which means the publishing company officially begins it’s 13th year of empowering authors! Let me get a big "Hell Yeah" for the redneck gal in Deadwood!!! 

*Some background in case you're new around here... I became a redneck through nurture not nature. *smile* Yes, I grew up a book-nerd in Boston, and have a BFA from RISD. When I relocated to Deadwood, Oregon in 1992 (from Del Mar, CA after a stint in corporate USA) I launched my own graphic design studio and... I also met Wyatt and MacKenzie's dad. I love this song, and my life.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Video Promo - Wyatt-MacKenzie Radio Gig

Also read the article I wrote for the show: Mission: Publish


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Publisher & Author on WomensRadio

Press release from the show's host Jennifer Wilkov…
Nancy Cleary, founder and publisher at Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, and author Iris Waichler of Riding the Infertility Roller Coaster: A Guide to Educate and Inspire, appear as guests on the Your Book Is Your Hook! Show on Ms Cleary talked about why she formed her company, what type of author she looks to work with and how she provides unprecedented support for authors she chooses to publish. Ms. Waichler, a Wyatt-MacKenzie author, discussed why she wrote her book, her publishing experience and how she’s using her book as her hook to help others with infertility challenges.

Nancy Cleary, founder and publisher at Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, and author Iris Waichler of Riding the Infertility Roller Coaster, appeared as guests on the Your Book Is Your Hook! Show Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 at 9:00am on

NEW YORK, NY (October 20, 2010): Nancy Cleary, founder and publisher of Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, spoke with radio personality and host Jennifer S. Wilkov about her award-winning independent press and how she selects the authors that she chooses to work with.

Ms. Cleary also discussed how she works with authors throughout their publishing process and encourages their entrepreneurial approaches. She shared her insights and perspectives of the future of the book publishing industry.

Author Iris Waichler discussed with host Jennifer S. Wilkov why she wrote her book,
Riding the Infertility Roller Coaster: A Guide to Educate & Inspire, and why she chose to publish it through Wyatt-Mackenzie Publishing.

Ms. Waichler also talked about how she’s using her book as her hook including her funny story about how she sat in the audience of a bookseller before she was a published author and then, 18 months later as published author herself, she was booked as the speaker at the very same bookseller with an audience of her own.

Host Jennifer S. Wilkov talked about why picking and pitching the right publisher and agent is essential to your publishing success during her Education Corner segment during the show.

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The “Your Book Is Your Hook!” Radio Show airs weekly on Tuesdays at 9:00am on the WomensRadio Network at and is syndicated on The “Your Book Is Your Hook!” show was created to provide the opportunity to go behind the books and discover the process from thought to sales of how other authors have succeeded in getting published and how they use their book as their hook with someone who is successful in this field and experiencing the same journey herself.  Listeners also find out about industry professionals and resources to help them as a writer and author with their book projects so they can write, market, publish and make money with their books.

Ms. Wilkov is a best-selling, award-winning author, an award-winning freelance writer, a speaker and trainer, the creator of the trademarked “From Thought to Sales In 90 Days” book process and a book business consultant for other authors and writers. Her experience and knowledge of the book business and the people in it as well as her understanding of the author’s experience from conceiving the idea to getting published are vital parts of the experience of the show.  The show has left guests wanting to come back for more.

Some of Ms. Wilkov’s most prominent guests include Dominique Raccah (Publisher of Sourcebooks & Co-Chair of the Book Industry Study Group), Larry Goldbetter (President of the National Writers Union), Julia Cameron (International Bestselling Author), Victoria Moran (Oprah-featured Author of ten books including an international bestseller), Suzy Welch (3-time NY Times Bestselling Author & Keynote Speaker at the WBENC 2010 Annual Conference), Deborah Brody (Executive Editor of Harlequin’s Nonfiction Program), Katharine Sands (Literary Agent with Sarah Jane Freymann Agency & Author), Peter Rubie (CEO & Literary Agent of Fine Print Literary Management & Author), Jennifer DeChiara (Literary Agent & President of Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency), Beth Werner (Director of Sales & Marketing at Kirkus Media including Kirkus Reviews and Kirkus Discoveries), Joel Comm (4-time NY Times Bestselling Author and new media innovator), Mari Smith (former President of the International Social Media Association, author and dubbed “The Pied Piper of Online Media” by, Brunonia Barry (NY Times Bestselling Multiple Award-Winning Fiction Novelist), Ken Corday (Author and Executive Producer of NBC’s Daytime Drama “Days of Our Lives”), Kathy Kinney (Co-Author, Actress well-known as Mimi Bobeck from the “The Drew Carey
Show”), Jill Shure (2002 Ben Franklin Award winner for Popular Fiction and the Publisher of Syntax Books), Jan McInnis (comedienne, author, professional speaker & humor writer who has written for the Tonight Show monologues) and other industry professionals including a Hollywood producer, a TV news producer turned publicist, a ghostwriter, social media experts, authors in various genres and many more. Photos and more information

Women’s Online Media and Education Network (W.O.M.E.N.) began with a very large mission: to give women (and other lesser hear voices) the opportunity to have a much larger voice over a great geographic area.  Today, W.O.M.E.N. publishes, a rich streaming content site;, the largest listing of women’s events internationally and nationally; the WR Channel;, and, a sensational tool anyone can use to produce and/or publish streaming audio, video and podcasts anywhere on the web.

Monday, October 4, 2010

We Love Our Ducks! #3

Woohoo... Ducks Beat Stanford this weekend. (Sorry to all my crew at Stanford... haha!)

Speaking of the crew at Stanford!!!!!!!! REINDEER WITH KING GUSTAF featured on Stanford's Book Haven as Nobel Week begins.

I love my life. *huge smile*