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 Mary Neville: "Rex's Winning Day"

Thanks FOX19 for featuring our author Mary Neville and her adorable children's book "Rex's Winning Day'!

Check out the full segment here: Author Mary Neville shares a great inspirational children's book, "Rex's Winning Day"

Ben Heldfond's Road to Redemption - TBBW

Get your first glimpse of "Our Happy Divorce", releasing Summer 2019 below. Thanks Tampa Bay Business & Wealth Magazine for sharing Ben's story! Heldfond is a self-described serial entrepreneur. Through his company, Heldfond Holdings, he invests in a wide variety of companies. Some of them he has an active role either through management or the board of directors.

How cool! Latina McIntyre, author of "The Super Smart Girl Book" and "Royal's Halloween Party," visited the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club with the Super Smart Girl's Club!

The Super Smart Girl's Club is a literacy-based initiative supporting and empowering young women.

We love our calendars, Vanessa! Thank you for sending them all the way from Brazil 🇧🇷🖌
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How to manage and save your money

Thanks WCNC for featuring George Kroustalis and #SecretstoBecomingAFinancialBadass on your program! Check out the full segment on smart financial management here: Financial advisor and author, George Kroustalis, shares tips on budgeting to better your life.

Man’s dying wish makes holiday extra special for family

Thank you to WGN TV for giving the Mascot Family a late holiday gift. Heather Zivkovich, author of Is My Grandpa Santa's Elf?, shares how her late father's dying wish was brought to life here: A father’s dying wish has made this Christmas extra special for a family from Crown Point, Indiana. Erin Ivory has the story.

How To Create A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign | - Mascot Books

New #Blog! Check out our #crowdfunding tips that can help bring your 2019 dreams to life: By Emily Evans-MillerWith Contributions by Kate McDaniel and Jess CohnCrowdfunding has been a game changer in the world of hybrid publishing. Where the cost of production and printing may have once been prohibitive, now anyone can help fund a project they are excited to see come to fruition. There a...

Be on the look out for our friends from "Dads Know Best" on their upcoming interviews. Here's their schedule during the rest of this week!

Tomorrow, be sure to listen to The Current at 9 am.

Friday, Don and John will be on Daytime Tampa at 9:30 AM and on Drew Garabo Live at 5 PM

Saturday, Don is hosting his regular show, Miggs and Swig from 11 AM to 1 PM Eastern.

2018 was a big year for The Legend of Alastar! Help us in wishing author David Corrado a successful 2019, as well.
Check out what all David has been up to below:

Rogue Fitness

Longtime Rogue athlete and former “Fittest Man on Earth” Jason Khalipa originally adopted the AMRAP philosophy (“As Many Reps As Possible”) to fuel his success as a CrossFit competitor.

Get his book to read more about how to develop the AMRAP Mentality!

Regionally Speaking, Monday, January 7, 2019

How exciting! Is My Grandpa Santa's Elf? author Heather Zivkovich was featured on her local radio station to discuss how her late father's vision came to life.
You can find the entire broadcast here: Today: Porter County Commissioner Laura Blaney talks about the events on Election Day (and Night) last November that led to late-evening polls, uncounted

New Releases for January 2019! | - Mascot Books

Happy #PubDay to our newest releases! Have you found your next read yet?
Full list here: Happy New Year! Start 2019 right with a new Mascot book. Each year, January brings a time of self reflection and goal-making in light of the year ahead. From fitness and life guides to memoirs to children’s books, we’ve got something for everyone to enjoy. Find a full list of

Jason Primrose discusses and signs Zosma (Lost Children of Andromeda #1) | Book Soup

Don't miss Jason Michael Primrose at Book Soup today at 7 PM to talk about ZOSMA! If you love apocalyptic YA, you don't want to miss it. By 2052 A.D., natural disasters have ravaged entire regions and will continue to inflict irreparable damage. Growing dissent among world powers caused the wealthy few to take matters into their own hands to find a solution, but when their efforts fall to ruin, C20, a rogue organization, is formed. ...

'Austin's Allergies' written by mother of son with severe allergies to help others

Thanks WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore for covering our upcoming book "Austin's Allergies" (February 5, 2019)! Check out the full story below.

Don't forget to pre-order your copy here: Nearly one in 12 children in the United States has a food allergy. Of those kids, one in five suffers an allergic reaction severe enough for them to wind up in the emergency room.

A Decade After His Arrest, and Subsequent Acquittal, Suarez - Up for Reelection - Pens a Cautionary Tale - Insider NJ

Ten years ago, scandal rocked the quiet borough of Ridgefield, New Jersey. Now Mayor Anthony Suarez is telling his side of the story in his new memoir, Politically Indicted. Check out this great article from Insider NJ and preorder your copy ASAP: Having himself been stung as part of that infamous 2009 Solomon Dwek-connected dragnet, an arrest he attributes to the base politicization of law enforcement, Ridgefield Anthony Suarez, up for reelection this year nearly a decade after he beat the rap, wrote a book about his experiences. Published b...

January 2019 Featured Title: As Many Reps As Possible | - Mascot Books

It's not too late to make your resolutions for 2019!
Our featured title for January is Jason Khalipa's "As Many Reps As Possible." #AMRAP is the perfect guide to building a mentality to help you push through challenges to meet your goals in the new year. Read the preface here: By Emily Evans-MillerEvery month we feature a title that we think really shines. This month’s featured title is outlines a mindset that will give you the tools to push through adversity and find success.In this preface to , Jason gives us some insight on how he survived one of the

Fans of the The Adventures of Connor the Courageous Cutter series, help us congratulate authors Scott and Rod on receiving the Story Monsters' seal of approval for their most recent book!


Looking to travel in 2019? Kirk Richardson has you covered. Check out this fantastic interview with the author of CRAFT BEER COUNTRY from the wonderful folks at BREWPUBLIC!

An interview with Kirk Richardson, author of Craft Beer Country: In Search of the Best Breweries from the South Pacific to the Pacific Coast published by Mascot Books that presents a snippet of the craft beer movement on the west coast. Details: Deschutes Brewery

Jason Primrose discusses and signs Zosma (Lost Children of Andromeda #1) | Book Soup

#LA friends! Kick the new year off with a good book and head on down to Book Soup on January 8th. Author Jason Michael Primrose will be discussing his debut apocalyptic YA novel, ZOSMA at 7 PM. Come by and say hello! By 2052 A.D., natural disasters have ravaged entire regions and will continue to inflict irreparable damage. Growing dissent among world powers caused the wealthy few to take matters into their own hands to find a solution, but when their efforts fall to ruin, C20, a rogue organization, is formed. ...

JFK: The Last Speech edited by Neil Bicknell, Roger Mills, & Jan Worth-Nelson

What a wonderful holiday present! Check out this fantastic review of JFK: The Last Speech at The VVA Veteran. October 1963 was a tumultuous month for John F. Kennedy. Contentious negotiations over Civil Rights and tax-reform legislation occupied the president, as did the increasingly troublesome war that w…

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from us to you and yours 🎄

Football Freddie and Fumble the Dog

Check out this great segment on FOX 46 Charlotte with Marnie Schneider, author of Football Freddie & Fumble the Dog-Gameday in the USA! The adventures continue with more NFL teams for Football Freddie. Author Marnie Schneider sits down with us to tell us about her latest releases.


Check out Shary Connella on BoldTV talking about her new book, "Code: Red, White, and Blue"! Submit your questions during her segment and it could be answered live!

Host Carrie Sheffield and guest host, Landon Dais, National Director of Partnerships at MedMen, talk potential 2020 presidential election nominees, government transparency, and more!

Watch Friday 10AMET: Will Beto O'Rourke Be the 2020 Democratic Candidate to Beat? - Bold

Don't miss author Shary Connella on BoldTV today at 10:35 AM! She'll be talking about single payer healthcare and her new book, "Code: Red, White, and Blue." Bold TV is a digital news network committed to bipartisan dialogue & innovation for people, business & communities.
 We seek to transform our digitally-native generation to build a more perfect union.

The ugly Christmas sweater squad wishes you happy holidays! Thanks to Debbie for organizing a great holiday party for the office today 🎄

WorldWideWomen | Leader Spotlight: Andrea Devaux of Networking Entrepreneurial Women of Marin

One of our upcoming authors, Andrea Devaux, has been featured as a Fearless Female Leader by WorldWideWomen, an organization supporting female empowerment. N.E.W. of Marin is also listed as a resource in their global directory for women and girls! You can have a look at the interview below.

#WorldWideWomen "If you don’t see a way at first, don’t give up. Share your vision and passion with others. Like-minded individuals will be attracted to what you are up to and eventually you will realize your goals."

Mascot About Town: The Right Place to Write | - Mascot Books

Take a tour of the best spots to write courtesy of our blog this week! Mascot's writers on staff shared where (and when) they feel most productive in their writing life. Find their answers here: By Emily Evans-Miller With Contributions by Jordan Latham   With the weather getting colder and the days shorter, our writers on staff are cozying up to get some work done on the various projects they’re tackling. While a majority of our authors aren’t from the Northern Virginia area, we asked

What a special moment! At a recent signing of "My Brother Ate My Homework," author Jennifer Lobasso's Kindergarten teacher attended and passed along some old memories. Check out the old photos and the note she's kept all this time:

Check out Willow the Water Bear! Stay tuned for Willow's adventures into SPACE as she travels to the International Space Station for a reading early next year.

IT’S OFFICIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🚀🛰✨

I'm leaving the planet and headed to the International Space Station!!!
There were many submissions to Story Time From Space but my book was one of five selected to be launched out of Cape Canaveral via SpaceX early next year. This is an amazing joint effort between NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space - CASIS, and multiple other nonprofit organizations dedicated to ”engaging students’ imagination and interest in space exploration, STEM concepts, and careers.” Once the payload reaches its final destination, my book will be read back to the children of Earth by one of the Astronauts currently living on the ISS!

MBR: Children's Bookwatch, December 2018

The Midwest Book Review featured our very own The Alycat Series in their December roundup of reviews! Find their thoughts on "Alycat and the Friendship Friday" here: James A. Cox, Editor-in-ChiefDiane C. Donovan, EditorMidwest Book Review 278 Orchard Drive Oregon, WI 53575-1129 phone: 1-608-835-7937 e-mail: e-mail:

Book review: ‘Memories, Miracles & Meaning’ | San Diego Jewish World

International Jewish Book Day was December 13th, and we have the perfect review for it from San Diego Jewish World of holocaust survivor Fanny Krasner Lebovits's debut memoir, MEMORIES, MIRACLES & MEANING. We could not be more excited to help bring this story to print and share her message with the world. Take a look: Memories, Miracles & Meaning: Insights of a Holocaust Survivor by Fanny Krasner Lebovits (with Selwyn Isakow and Sid Shapira); Mascot Books (c) 2019; ISBN 9781643-071909; 199 pages plus family tree, photos and glossary; $22.95.


Author Theresa Mackiewicz was featured on Good Morning Connecticut on WTNH News 8 to discuss her book, "Scribbles"! You can find her interview here: Good Morning Connecticut

The Ale List: pFriem Family Brewing scores big in Europe

Look who we found in Hood River News's The Ale List! Kirk Richardson's Craft Beer Country: In Search of the Best Craft Breweries from the South Pacific to the Pacific Coast is the perfect gift for the beer lover on your list. Check out the article and grab your copy ASAP: Oregon Historical Society photo MORO’s Biggerstaff Saloon, late 19th century, part of “Barley, Barrels Bottles & Brews,” at Oregon Historical Society.

3 Sweet Tips On How To Raise A Resilient Child that Bounces Back

They Say Parenting doesn't come out until next year, but author Lauren Jones Jumrukovski's already sharing her approach with parents and educators on Dinner Table MBA. Check out the blog post and podcast episode about raising resilient kids here! Licensed School Counselor and mom of three shares 3 tips on how we as parents can help raise a resilient child that bounces back when facing a challenge.

What Are We Reading? | - Mascot Books

Winter is the best time to curl up and read. With the holiday coming up, we asked the staff what book everyone is looking forward to diving into during their time off. Check out the full list here (with bonus Bowie content included!): By Emily Evans-Miller   As the year comes to a close, we’re looking forward to taking some time with our families to celebrate the holiday season. That free time will give us a chance to catch up on one of our favorite activities in the office: reading. The busy season

Jennifer Lobasso, author of the upcoming "My Brother Ate My Homework," had a great signing! Have you pre-ordered your copy of this adorable children's book yet?

Get your copy here:

Meet the Author

Don't miss your chance to meet the author of "Running Breathless", Morey Kogul, at the Howard County Library System on January 30th! Find more details here: Howard County Library System's author events are a key component of the HCLS curriculum. Notable, best-selling, and local authors provide customers with enlightening experiences throughout the year. Bringing the community together to celebrate the literary arts is a hallmark of HCLS customer servi

Check this out! The CBC News interviewed King Zoom the Vegan Kid on his book.
Make sure you get your copy from, Barnes & Noble, or on

Chanukah may be over, but these kids are still enjoying the fun! Dayna Zimmerman's "'Twas the First Eve of Chanukah" was a big hit with her friend's class.
Get your copy here:

Happy birthday to our fearless leader, Naren Aryal! Sound off below with your birthday wishes for our awesome CEO 🎈

Happy holidays from Mascot Books! It’s been a great year, and we can’t wait to see what 2019 will bring. ❄️📚

The Midlife Male Holiday Gift Guide | firstpass

Still looking for the perfect gifts? The #MidlifeMale podcast, by upcoming Mascot author Greg Scheinman, released a holiday gift guide for the men in your life. From fitness to fashion options, there's something for everyone on this list. Read the full article here: Health & Fitness: First, nothing beats the gift of health & fitness! Looking to get fit or add something new to your routine...Look no further. The Trainers: I

Look who we found over at Virginia Tire & Auto! Erika Jackson, author of THIRTEEN, is an outspoken advocate for sufferers of MS and their families. As a survivor herself, she carries her experience forward in service of others. Thank you, Erika!

PS -- If you're looking for a great gift this holiday season, you can get 25% off THIRTEEN now until December 24 using promo code SANTABABY at!

12 Days of Community - Day #1: Meet Erika Jackson! Erika is the District Activist Leader for the National MS Society in the 10th District (Virginia) and an accomplished author. An MS survivor herself, Erika has given back to the community through her participation in MS walks, rallies, and DIY fundraisers. Thank you for your service to the local community!
#12daysofcommunity #MSsociety #thirteenthebook

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