Mascot Books

Mascot Books is a full-service, multi-genre, independent book publisher and distributor. Mascot Books is a hybrid publishing company headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. The company publishes a variety of genres, including fiction, nonfiction, children's, cookbooks, and coffee table books. Naren Aryal co-founded Mascot Books in 2003 with the publication of "Hello, Hokie Bird," a children's book about his alma mater’s mascot. After a successful initial title, Aryal left his job as a corporate attorney to start Mascot Books. Since inception, the company has published more than 2,500 titles. Mascot Books was recently featured in The Washington Post.

Author David Corrado shared this fun photo of Antthony Mark Hankins reading his book The Legend of Alastar. Very cool!

#NewYork, come out and meet Freeda The Frog - Children's Book Series author Nadine Haruni at the Union Square Barnes & Noble! She will be reading #Freeda’s latest book, “Freeda the Frog Says Farewell to Her Fish” at 11:15 am this Saturday!

🐸 Readers who come dressed to the book launch event like a frog or in green, will be automatically entered in our raffle to win a free @freedathefrog T-shirt!

More details here:

Check out this Yahoo Finance review article about #MascotAuthors Brent and Kyle Pease 's new book BEYOND THE FINISH ! -

This inspiring memoir will be is available for purchase now! Click here to preorder your copy now! -

#BeyondtheFinish #BrotherDuo #Yahoo #Memoir

Happy #MascotMonday ! Senior Production Editor Daniel Wheatley shared these #fastfacts with us today. Check them out!

1. I'm a dedicated cruciverbalist (a solver of crossword puzzles) and usually do one each morning with my breakfast.

2. In addition to editing, I'm also an author! My debut middle-grade novel, THE ZANNA FUNCTION , was released in 2018 from Jolly Fish Press, and I'm hard at work on the sequel.
(Here's a link if you want to check it out!

3. My favorite dinosaur is the Triceratops.

4. I needed 26 boxes to move my library of books last year--I have a particular weakness for old sci-fi and fantasy paperbacks.

5. In my spare time I often go swing dancing at one of the ballrooms in D.C.

Thank you Daniel for all your hard work! We love having you on the team!

Review of Abracadabra Whoopsie

What does a jealous older sibling do when he gets a magical wand that can make his litle sister disappear? Find out in the adorable #childrensbook Abracadabra Whoopsie by Adam Kargman.

Read a review of the book here! -

#MascotAuthors #bedtimestory Abracadabra Whoopsie: "Abracadabra Whoopsie" is a magical picture book that teaches siblings to appreciate each other. In Adam Kargman’s picture book "Abracadabra Whoopsie", a struggle between siblings is embellished with magic, and a lesson emerges. Jordy is...

Read about our new #MascotAuthor, 18-year-old Erica Szymanski and how this teen entrepreneur started her first small business Erica Morgan Designs and now will be writing a #childrensbook !

Check it out here! -

#FridayPoll time ! When you leave a review, do you leave one on Amazon or Goodreads ?

Reviews are VERY helpful for authors and everyone should try and leave a review for any book they read!
#MascotBooks #authortips #writingcommunity

There are SO many roles here at #MascotBooks ! Our latest blog post interviews the various positions here and gives you insight into the amazing people helping bring YOUR book to life! 📚

✨Check it out! -

#writingcommunity #publishing #newauthor

Kid Lit Pick: The Adventures of Connor - News15 | Lafayette, LA

Check out a fellow #MascotBooks author Alysson Foti Bourque featuring other #MascotBooks authors Scott McBride and Rod Thompson of the CONNOR THE COURAGEOUS CUTTER series in the television segment “Kid’s Lit Pick.”

See the video here! - STUDIO 15- Author Aly, was in studio on May 23rd to tell us about the book series “The Adventures of Connor the Courageous Cutter” book.

Still not sure what to get the father figure in your life for #FathersDay? Grab a copy of “Out and About Dad” by #MascotAuthor Jim Joseph. As a part of Pride Month, this book is available to purchase for only $9.99!

This inspiring, heartwarming autobiography about being a gay father of two while balancing a serious relationship and career made the Book Authority list of Best Fatherhood Books of All Time, and for good reason.
Don't miss your chance to snag a copy! -

* $5 from each book sale will be donated to Human Rights Campaign (HRC)! *
#MascotBooks #Pride2019 #Publishing

Congratulations to Lori Orlinksy on "Being Small Isn't So Bad After All" being awarded the Mom's Choice Awards GOLD MEDAL for children’s picture books!

If you haven't checked out this beautifully illustrated, must read children's book, grab your copy here! -

Being Small Isn't So Bad After All by Lori Orlinsky

Exciting news from Amplify Publishing ! 🎉

We are pleased to announce our partnership with RealClearPolitics and Gotham Ghostwriters to launch RealClearBooks: a new publishing imprint focused on high quality politics and policy books.

👉Read more about this new venture here:

#AmplifyPublishing #MascotBooks #RealClearBooks #politics #news

Question! Not all book events are in a Barnes and Noble or a library! Where is the most interesting place you've held an author event? 🤔

At Mascot Books, the security of our authors' information is our top priority. Remember, if you receive an email from a suspicious domain requesting payment of any type, do not respond and let us know immediately.

For more information, please read this letter from our CEO:

Still looking for a last minute graduation present? We have you covered! 🎉 🎓 "Secrets to Becoming a Financial Badass" by finanicial advisor George Kroustalis covers the fundamentals of finance like - "What's a credit score and why should I care?" It's an easy to read, quirky book that is PERFECT for grads entering into the next phase of their life!

As part of the Pride 50 Years Celebration, “Out and About Dad” by #MascotAuthor Jim Joseph is available to purchase for only $9.99!

This inspiring, heartwarming autobiography about being a gay father of two while balancing a serious relationship and career made the Book Authority list of Best Fatherhood Books of All Time, and for good reason.

Don't miss your chance to snag a copy!


Don't forget! Author Kristen Burnham will launch her debut YA novel, Hart & Seoul, tomorrow at One More Page Books & More! Stop by at 3 for a reading, q&a, signing, and giveaway!

We are so excited to share TWO #MascotAuthors that have been honored from Mom's Choice Awards for being named among the best in family-friendly books!

Cheers to Pamela Tuck author of “Mother of Many” & Tracie Main author of “Johnny’s Mommy” and “Biddy Squiddy’s Magic Words” !!

Join us in saying CONGRATS 🎉

Woohoo! Can't wait! 🍽

Making It Delicious ... Coming the end of 2019!!! I am so excited for this. It has been a long time coming. Writing a cookbook was more difficult than I could ever imagine. Every picture, every recipe, every method needs to be perfect to give any home cook the best opportunity to recreate at home. This collection includes almost 100 recipes but less than 140 common readily available ingredients to recreate them. Stay tuned for sneak peak recipes & photos and pre-order date!! Big thanks to my publisher for helping me make this happen Mascot Books

Whiskey and the Renegades Return

Show support for author Whiskey Emerson by contributing to to her second novel "East of Hell." Supporters have the opportunity to receive a signed copy the novel! Whiskey is thrilled to announce that East of Hell, the sequel to her debut novel West of Hell, has been completed.

Take a peek at our #featuredtitle for June, Hart and Seoul!

This is a stunning YA romance that's both modern and current, drawing inspiration and arriving just in time for the buzz that's been building around American pop culture's latest sensation: Korean Pop (also known as #Kpop).

You won’t want to miss it!

New Releases for June! | - Mascot Books

It's #releaseday and we have a whole host of new titles ready to jump in your beach bag for summer reading! Check out all of the new titles releasing this month over on our blog: By Nelia Dashiell Contributions by Kelly Foster Summer is finally here, and there’s no better time to pick up a great book! It’s time to celebrate our newest releases, and there’s something for everybody this June from a touching YA romance to a personal finance guide to a children’s book ab...

Check out the Fairfax County Times article featuring a local #MascotAuthor Joyce Adjekuma discussing her new book "Not By Blood" !


Blog « Tuckey the Nantucket Whale

The latest installment of Tuckey The Nantucket Whale children's book series. by #RobertCameron was honored when a super 1st grade teacher, Ms. Sandi from Bismarck, MO used the book to help students learn about the world. Check out their awesome work: Tuckey The Nantucket Whale Enterprises, LLCP.O. Box 975Nantucket, MA 02554Email: tuckey!at!tuckeythenantucketwhale.comWebsite:

Now available: CHICKEN GIRL, an adorable tale of following your dreams by Bonnie Rosario! Find your copy on, Barnes & Noble, and on the Mascot Books website.

Also, don't miss this great article from Bonnie's local newspaper:

13th Annual Winners | National Indie Excellence Awards | California

We're thrilled to see Merril Hoge's BRAINWASHED among the winners of the National Indie Excellence Book Awards in the health category! Check out the full list of winners here. Winners of the 13th Annual Contest!

The Rat with the Bat

Calling all #ZombieApocalypse survivalists! Check out this Kickstarter campaign for The Rat with the Bat, a whimsical zombie-filled tale a la Dr. Seuss.

Consider supporting the campaign below to help bring this unique tale to life! A thrilling zombie apocalypse story told entirely in the whimsical rhyme scheme of Dr.Seuss.

Tara McClary Reeves: This Memorial Day, remember Ralph Johnson, who traded his life for your freedom

This Memorial Day, we'd like to thank all of our authors who are serving or have served in the military or are members of a military family. We'd like to reflect on your service and sacrifice today by sharing an article from Tara Reeves, author of "Is Your Dad a Pirate?", about Ralph Johnson, the young Marine whose bravery saved her father's life--and the lives of their team members--in Vietnam.
[Content Warning: violence and battle descriptions.] Every year, the approach of Memorial Day is heralded by advertisements for weekend appliance sales, vehicle discounts, and mattress price drops. Many Americans celebrate it with backyard barbecues, family road trips, or by opening their swimming pools. For most, it has become little more than an uno...

Join ANNIE AFRICA author and safari ranger Lee-Anne Yammin (and her husband Scott) this Tuesday for a #wildlifeconservation teach and talk at Common Space in Admore, PA.

Swipe for details!

#conservation #rhinos #ourhornisnotmedicine #southafrica #krugernationalpark #childrensauthor #authorevents #savetherhinos #safari
WWF Kruger National Park South Africa Our Horn is NOT Medicine

Ilina's Invitation

Help us bring Alexis Glaze's ILINA'S INVITATION to life! This new project aims to teach children kindness, generosity, and hospitality.

Learn more and support the Kickstarter campaign here: Ilina's invitation is a story about hospitality written for children ages 4-12.

Do you love #Kpop? Well we have just the thing! Join local librarian and debut author Kristen Burnham for the launch of her new K-pop-centric YA novel HART & SEOUL at One More Page Books & More June 8 at 3 PM! Get your copy signed and enter a great giveaway. See you there!

19 Children's Books To Read This Summer - A Sailors Wife

Looking for your child's favorite summer read? Check out this list from A Sailors Wife featuring our very own Being Small Isn't So Bad After All by Lori Orlinsky and CHICKEN LIPS by Kristy Hamby! It's essential to have your kids read books in the Summer. Here is a round up of some great reads for your children to read this summer!

Reading With Your Kids Podcast –

Looking for a new bookish podcast to add to your list? Start with Reading With Your Kids Podcast! Steven Joseph, author of The Last Surviving Dinosaur: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris, will chat with Jed Doherty live this Thursday, May 23 at 2:30 PM. Don't miss it! Check out past episodes here: Check Out The Great Maritini, Brand New Kids’ Book By Jedlie     Click Here To Subscribe To The Reading With Your Kids Podcast on iTunes My Favorite Mermaid – Interview With Sheri Fink I am so excited for you to meet my friend, my favorite mermaid, Sheri Fink!!! Sheri Fink is an inspirational ...

Happy #mascotmonday! Graphic Designer Jasmine White shared these #fastfacts with us today. Check them out!
1) I eat lunch at 11:17 am every single day.
2) I name all of my cars and computers. My work computer is named Shonda, she gives me a lot of attitude.
3) No spoilers, but I am really disappointed with the end of Game of Thrones. I’m excited for the book, though!
4) I really enjoy true crime podcasts like Small Town Murder. Another Mascot graphic designer Morgan and I met the SMT team a few months ago.
5) My favorite unusual food combination is scrambled eggs and cinnamon applesauce.

Hey NOVA! Three #MascotBooks, Raima Larter (Belle o the Waters), Dale Perry (Adventures of the Super Bunny Club), and poet Charli (Things Left Unsaid) will be at Barnes & Noble TODAY from 1-5! Stop by and say hello!

[05/17/19]   Conference season is in full swing, which means a barrel full of opportunities to connect with publishers, agents, and other writers. Many people think of writing as a solitary activity, but networking is an important part of becoming a literary citizen. So what's the best strategy to make a lasting connection? Follow up! If you have a business card, make sure you send that follow up email mentioning what you talked about and how you might work together in future. Even if you don't have an immediate ask, if you follow up, chances are they'll remember you later when you have an opportunity to collaborate.

[05/17/19]   #WritingPrompt time!
Weddings, parties, and funerals are fantastic opportunities to do some world and character building: every culture and family celebrates these milestones a little bit differently, and any time you have a cast of characters in a room together, conflict is bound to happen. Write a scene that takes place at one of these events where two characters disagree about something.

SOUTHERN ROUTES : Local author writes Children's Book about Georgia Southern Football

Football fans, don't miss your opportunity to get FREEDOM'S HIGHEST FLIGHT, a recent release about the Georgia Southern University football team!

Check out this feature from WJCL News here: Freedom's Highest Flight

PAWS and THINK Books

We know her! Congratulations to PAWS and THINK Books author Miranda Mittleman on this feature from Wheel of Fortune looking back on how the show changed her life.

Check out the full story here:

"Thank you, Wheel of Fortune, for affording me the opportunity to not only pursue my passion, but to give back to my community as well."
~Author Miranda Mittleman

Casita 26: Searching for a Slice of Andalusian Paradise

Calling all travellers: check out these great new reviews for CASITA 26 by KaretheLinaae on! Don't forget to get your copy and leave a review here: Have you ever wanted to get rid of everything you own and move someplace unfamiliar? This is a true modern-day immigration tale of how Karethe and her husband Jaime left a North American city of millions for a small, rural mountain town in Andalucia. What are the challenges of a transatlantic mov...

PAWS and THINK Books

Tune in to ABC 7 News - WJLA (Good Morning Washington) at 8:30am for our live interview, followed by our 9:50am interview with Traffic Jam Jimmy on WBFF FOX 45!🚙🎥 Our Wheel of Fortune “Changing Lives” segment will air tomorrow evening, right after the bonus round!📺⭐️

Author Miranda Mittleman🐾

Update 2: Corbin and Sadie Have a Long Road Ahead to Reach Publishing Goal- · Corbin Raymond: He's That Kid (Working Title)

Our friends at Civin Media Relations and Publishing Service do incredible work with authors and books that encourage and build awareness, acceptance, and inclusion of individuals with disabilities. They have a new project on the horizon that's truly inspiring, and they need your help to bring it to print. HE'S THAT KID tells the story of Raymond Corbin, a high school student who, after sustaining a severe brain injury in a car crash last July, relied on his strength and the strength of the community to make a miraculous recovery. Read more and consider backing the kickstarter to bring this incredible true story to life: Some new and exciting rewards on Corbin's and Sadie's kickstarter campaign. Hoping that local merchants in Boscawen and Concord area will consider sponsorship opportunities for as little as $35-$250. The Raymonds have a long way to go to reach their publishing goal but Corbin is no stranger to makin...

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