When he was just 19, Ryan Ferguson was sent to prison for a murder he did not commit and released after a decade behind bars. With his fitness guide, Stronger, Faster, Smarter, which Tarcher published in January of this year, Ferguson shares his secrets to mental, emotional, and, most importantly, physical survival.  This week, Ryan appeared on the Today Show with Matt Lauer to discuss the new book and his plans for a life after release. View the full segment here.  
Tarcher Books returned from this year’s International New Age Trade Show with a 2014 COVR award!  Whole Health by Mark Mincolla, Ph.D., one of four Tarcher titles chosen as 2014 finalists, took home a COVR award in the Health/Healing category. The Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) is a non-profit trade organization that looks to facilitate and support businesses in the New Age Industry. Each year, they host the COVR awards, the premiere awards for books in the Mind/Body/Spirit category. These awards go to those who inspire and are seen as the best of the best in the New Age industry. In the award winning Whole HealthA Holistic Approach to Healing for the 21st Century, natural health practitioner Mark Mincolla, Ph.D. responds to today’s heavily medicated healthcare practices with a health system that doesn’t just keep us alive but shows us a better way to live. His innovative Whole Health healing system–shared with thousands of Americans each week through his popular television, radio, and seminar appearances—combines classic Chinese medicine, personalized nutrition, and extrasensory energy medicine, a truly holistic East-West approach.
Last month Tarcher/Penguin hosted The NYC Publishing & Creativity Conference, its inaugural TarcherLIVE event, at 345 Hudson Street, inviting aspiring writers and those published by True Directions Books (which grew out of Tarcher’s partnership with iUniverse), to learn directly from publishing professionals. The sold-out conference featured such speakers as Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way; career coach Tama Kieves, author of Inspired &Unstoppable; Mari Mancusi, author of 18 novels, including Blood Coven VampiresBarbara Diane Barry, author of Painting Your Way Out of a Corner; Laurie Lamson,  co-editor of Tarcher’s popular Now Write! series; and Keith Ogorek, author and SVP of Marketing at Author Solutions.  Panels included “Building Your Platform,” “The Path to Publishing” and “Publishing 101.” Tarcher Publisher Joel Fotinos commented, “Our goal with the New York City Publishing & Creativity Conference was to establish a closer connection with these readers and offer them inspiration from some of our bestselling authors and books as well as nuts-and-bolts information about the publishing industry—the knowledge that we in the business take for granted but which is eye-opening to aspiring writers. “Several attendees asked us whether we were going to host this conference again. We certainly plan to host more events under the TarcherLIVE banner. And judging by how successful this conference was—by how motivated everyone felt and the fantastic feedback they gave us, many actually thanking us for putting on this conference—I think it’s safe to say that we’ll be hosting another Publishing & Creativity conference next year.”