Fall 2023

Authors & Editors


The cover of "Leaving Gary" by John V. Amodeo

John V. Amodeo, MA ’73, is the author of Leaving Gary, a story of a young man’s perseverance against all odds. This is Amodeo’s eighth book.

The cover of "World Beneath Our Feet - and Above!" by Roy Bliven

Roy Bliven ’73, president of IAM Publishing Company, is the author of World Beneath Our Feet–and Above! The book is described as an adventure into inner-earth civilization and details NASA’s Artemis Project.

The cover of "Resilience: A Polemical Memoir of AIDS, Bears, and F*ucking" by Les K. Wright.

Les K. Wright ’75 is the author of Resilience: A Polemical Memoir of AIDS, Bears, and F*cking. Reviewers have called it “an essential text of Queer Studies” and “a daring
confessional.” Wright is working on an anthology of personal stories called Children of Lazarus: Voices from the “Forgotten Generation” of AIDS Survivors.

The cover of "The Old Town Horror: Murder and Theft in America's Most Historic Locale," by Edward P. Moser

Edward P. Moser ’77 is the author of The Old Town Horror: Murder and Theft in America’s Most Historic Locale. He has published multiple books and leads a popular White House- area history tour, the Lafayette Square Tour of Scandal, Assassination & Intrigue.

The cover of "How to Find a New Job Without Looking," written by Bill Fitzgerald

Bill Fitzgerald, MS ’81, Ed.S. ’81, is the author of How to Find a New Job Without Looking, a guide that highlights the importance of networking and relationship-building for career success. Fitzgerald is the co-founder of FitzDrake Search, Inc., and has been in the executive search and recruiting industry for over 18 years.

The cover of "Last Run of the Whisperer" by Calvin J. Boal.

Robert Nearing ’82 is the author of four historical fiction books under the penname Calvin J. Boal. Last Run of the Whisperer, St. George’s Cross and the Siege of Fort Pitt, Valiant Warrior, and The Spaniard are available at amazon.com.

The cover of "Get Rich With Dividends" by Marc Lichtenfeld.

Marc Lichtenfeld ’89 is the author of Get Rich with Dividends, now in its third edition. A previous version won the Book of the Year Award from the Institute for Financial Literacy and has been published in several languages.

The cover of "Trust Yourself to be All In: Safe to Love and Let Go" by Amanda McKoy Flanagan

Amanda McKoy Flanagan ’02 is the author of Trust Yourself to Be All In: Safe to Love and Let Go, an inspirational memoir delivering uncompromising self-love that heals deep wounds. McKoy Flanagan is the co-founder of non-profit organization Castle Rock Clubhouse, a recovery and meeting space for various 12-step programs, in Castle Rock, Colorado.

The cover of "Chain-Gang All-Stars" by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah ’13 is the author of New York Times bestseller Chain-Gang All-Stars (Pantheon). CGAS was selected as the “Read With Jenna” pick for May 2023 and has received rave reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Washington Post and more. A frequent guest of the New York State Writers Institute, Adjei-Brenyah was honored with the UAlbany Alumni Association’s Excellence in Arts & Letters Award in 2023.

The cover of "Marbles on the Floor," by Sara Giragosian.

Sarah Giragosian, PhD ’14, is the co-author of Marbles on the Floor: How to Assemble a Book of Poems (University of Akron Press). She also is the author of poetry collection Queer Fish, a winner of the American Poetry Journal Book Prize and The Death Spiral. Giragosian is a lecturer in UAlbany’s Writing & Critical Inquiry program.

The Cover of "Escape Velocity: A Distopian Time Travel Sci-Fi Thriller" by Victoria Romanski

Victoria Romanski ’18 published her first science fiction novel, Escape Velocity: A Dystopian Time Travel Sci-Fi Thriller.