In Kindling: The Storey Publishing Podcast we explore the spark that ignites a deep-rooted passion for sustainable living. The authors we’ll meet will empower you with the skills and savvy they’ve gleaned from years of hands-on experience.
In each episode, a member of the Storey family will interview an author they have worked with. From editors, to publicists, to designers you’ll get a sense of the inner workings of a publishing team and learn what fuels our excitement, and what we love most about creating books that share our author’s expertise with the world.
Storey publicity & marketing campaign director Alee Moncy speaks with Catherine Newman about her book, How to be a Person, 65 Hugely Useful, Super-Important Skills to Learn Before You're Grown Up. In this episode, Newman explains how a trip to the library—where she came up empty-handed—inspired her to write How to be a Person, 65 Hugely Useful, Super-Important Skills to Learn Before You're Grown Up for her daughter.
Storey acquiring editor Carleen Madigan speaks with Chris Hobbs about his book, Christopher Hobbs's Medicinal Mushrooms: The Essential Guide. Hobbs explains that his fascination with mushrooms had its roots in his upbringing as a lay naturalist and how a gut-wrenching, rebellious run-in with “eating all kinds of junk and candy and hamburgers and soda” led him to discover the healing power of mushrooms.
Storey’s publisher, Deborah Balmuth speaks with best-selling author Maia Toll about how she got into herbalism, and her Wild Wisdom series including The Illustrated Bestiary, The Illustrated Crystallary, and The Illustrated Herbiary.
Dean of The Pie Academy Ken Haedrich (Maple Cookbook, Harvest Baker, Pie Academy) delves into the world of baking with Storey art director Carolyn Eckert, touching on the importance of community and providing solutions for some of the most common pie-making conundrums.
Gardening guru and best-selling author Niki Jabbour (The Year Round Vegetable Gardner, Niki Jabbour’s Veggie Garden Remix, Groundbreaking Food Gardens) and Storey editor Carleen Madigan cover a variety of gardening topics, from buying seeds to growing in a polytunnel, and dig into Jabbour’s forthcoming book, Growing Under Cover.
Kirsten K. Shockey and Christopher Shockey
Expert fermenters and best-selling authors Kirsten K. Shockey and Christopher Shockey (Fermented Vegetables, Fiery Ferments, and Miso, Tempeh, Natto & Other Tasty Ferments) explore the power and importance of fermented foods and discuss their upcoming book, The Big Book of Cidermaking, with Storey publicist Anastasia Whalen.
Such a nice way to add 20(ish) minutes of inspiration to your day. Listening to experts talk about their passions — plus a behind the scenes look at book publishing — what could be better?!
5 stars! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Listening to this podcast takes me away from my apartment and brings me to a world where I make my own herbal remedies from my giant garden after I've watered my cattle. Hearing from these experts while learning about what goes into Storey's books is a wonderful way to start my mornings.
Easy to listen to, the conversations flow effortlessly while informing. I’m 100% a fan! Take a listen and get transported to a comforting place in this crazy world ✨🔮✨🔮✨