10 November

Ellie Goulding to release Fitter. Calmer. Stronger. with Harper Horizon on January 3, 2023

Just in time to help you kickstart healthier habits in the new year, global superstar Ellie Goulding is releasing her first U.S. book, Fitter. Calmer. Stronger.: A Mindful Approach to Exercise and Nutrition with Harper Horizon. In this attractive, full-color book, Goulding shares her tips for making simple changes in your daily routines that not only help combat anxiety but also add up to foundational changes in the way you approach health and well-being.

Ellie Goulding is a multi-platinum selling, award-winning and critically acclaimed singer/songwriter. Now, after years of inspiring fans with her love of fitness and wellness, Goulding shares her favorite recipes, workouts, and training principles. Drawing on her own personal experiences, as well as the advice of friends and experts like Ant Middleton, Fearne Cotton, and Katie Taylor, this book will help you develop a positive mindset and establish clear, achievable goals. Going far beyond diet and exercise, the book equips readers with tools and techniques that they can use every day to build a fitter, calmer, stronger version of themselves. This means prioritizing self-care and flexibility and approaching wellness from a perspective that is sustainable—one that doesn’t leave you feeling like you’ve failed and, most importantly, allows room for fun and creativity.

Fitter. Calmer. Stronger. will be available in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook. You can pre-order today here

About Ellie Goulding:

To date Ellie has garnered two BRIT Awards, two GRAMMY Award nominations and a Golden Globe nomination. She has sold over 18 million albums and 140 million singles and amassed 23 billion streams worldwide. With over 50 million followers combined on her social platforms, she also earned YouTube’s Diamond Award with 10 million subscribers on her YouTube channel and over 5 billion views globally. Her forthcoming anticipated new album, Higher Than Heaven, will be released February 3, 2023 on Interscope Records.

Alongside her incredible music career, Ellie is a long-standing activist and philanthropist who uses her platform to engage young people with global issues. In 2017, Goulding was awarded the UN’s New Voices Award, and in recognition of her wider activism became a goodwill ambassador for UN Environment. Earlier this year, Goulding also became a TIME100 Impact Award winner and shortly after, announced her ambassadorship with the WWF.

Ellie’s passion for music and activism is matched by her dedication to health and well-being. She enjoys boxing, running, yoga, and many other activities. Her first book details her philosophy for a happier, stronger you and approaches fitness holistically, prioritizing happiness and flexibility above all else.

About Harper Horizon: 

Harper Horizon is a Nashville-based imprint of HarperCollins Focus focused on the stories, values, and diverse voices of Americana and beyond, publishing authors such as Willie Nelson, Syd & Shea McGee, Zachary Levi, Meghan Trainor, Jenny Doan, Trae Crowder, and more.  For more information please visit www.harpercollinsfocus.com/Harper-Horizon.

HarperCollins Focus:

HarperCollins Focus, LLC owns and operates a collection of publishing imprints, that enlighten and empower readers to transform their hearts and minds, connecting through story, advice, mentorship and community. The company is based in Nashville, TN. For more information go to www.harpercollinsfocus.com.

Contact: 

Kevin Smith

Publicity Director, Harper Horizon

tel:  615.902.1738

web: [email protected]

29 September

The Courageous Life of Navy SEAL Michael A. Monsoor Is Celebrated in New Book, Defend Us in Battle: The True Story of MA2 Navy SEAL Medal of Honor Recipient Michael A. Monsoor, Coming from Harper Horizon on November 8, 2022

When US Navy SEAL Michael Monsoor sacrificed his life by throwing his body on a live grenade to save his comrades during Operation Iraqi Freedom, he inspired thousands around the world and reminded us that freedom is never free.

On September 29, 2006, Michael Monsoor and three SEAL snipers watched vigilantly for enemy activity from their rooftop post in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. When a grenade thrown from insurgents bounced off Michael’s chest, he could have escaped. Instead, he threw himself onto the live grenade, shielding his fellow soldiers from the immediate explosion. Michael died thirty minutes later, having made the ultimate sacrifice.

Today, on the anniversary of the day that Michael gave his life, Harper Horizon announces the release of the compelling biography that highlights his legacy.

Defend Us in Battle is cowritten by Michael’s father George Monsoor, who is himself a Marine veteran, and Rose Rea. It also includes a foreword by Dr. Donald C. Winter, former Secretary of the Navy. Through interviews, military documents, and eyewitness accounts, the authors detail Michael’s remarkable military career and devotion to God and others. The book highlights how Michael prepared for this selfless act all his life—a life that will inspire readers to have a similar generosity of heart.

Michael grew up a quiet boy in California, but his childhood of asthma and being bullied made him a staunch defender of justice and passionate about never quitting. It was because of that passion that he achieved his dream of becoming a Navy SEAL and saved numerous lives throughout his deployment. In addition to the Medal of Honor, Michael received a Silver Star, a Bronze Star Medal, and the Purple Heart for his years serving his country. But his greatest legacy is in the hearts of those he inspired to live, and even die, for the sake of brotherly love.

“Michael Monsoor was an exemplary SEAL—a man of great integrity, a skilled warrior, and a loyal teammate. That loyalty led to his willingness to sacrifice his life for his teammates.”

—Dr. Donald C. Winter, Secretary of the Navy, 2006–2009

About Harper Horizon:

Harper Horizon is a Nashville-based imprint of HarperCollins Focus focused on the stories, values, and diverse voices of Americana and beyond, publishing authors such as Willie Nelson, Syd & Shea McGee, Zachary Levi, Meghan Trainor, Jenny Doan, Trae Crowder, and more. For more information please visit www.harpercollinsfocus.com/Harper-Horizon

About George Monsoor:

George Monsoor is Michael’s father and a Marine veteran. He was born in Wisconsin and moved to Southern California at an early age. He is the father of four children, including Michael, along with nine grandchildren. He has spent more than five decades in the business and entrepreneurial fields and continues to reside Southern California.

About Rose Rea:

Rose Rea has worked with high-end regional and national publications for fifteen years, including founding her own, which she has since sold. She is also the creator of the coffee-table book Spirit and Life. She is a SEAL wife and mother of six children and resides in the South.

Media Contact:

Kevin Smith

Harper Select, Publicity Director 

[email protected] 

20 July

Willie Nelson Celebrates the Larger-Than-Life Legend of Paul English in New Book, Me and Paul: Untold Tales of a Fabled Friendship, Coming from Harper Horizon on September 20, 2022

As Told by America’s Foremost Outlaw Country Troubadour, Me and Paul Chronicles the Adventures of Willie and His Longtime Drummer, “Closest Friend” and Guardian Angel Around the World and Across the Decades

Me and Paul: Untold Tales of a Fabled Friendship

Willie Nelson’s revelatory new book, Me and Paul: Untold Tales of a Fabled Friendship, invites the reader to meet Paul English, Willie’s longtime drummer, “closest friend” and combination bodyguard / guardian angel who shared and often shepherded the behind-the-scenes real-world comedy, drama, tragedy and transcendence that come with the territory of a career like Willie’s.

Willie first immortalized Paul English with the hilariously-detailed road song “Me & Paul.” Penned for the drummer in the early 1970s, the song became the title track for Willie’s 1985 studio album and a fan favorite in his live sets. “I’ve got this song that begs to be a book and a book that begs to read like a song–a long, romping ballad of sweetness and scandal bridging seven decades of friendship,” Willie has said, and now, Me and Paul: Untold Tales of a Fabled Friendship fulfills the promise of that song.

For 70 years, Paul English was a towering figure in Willie’s life and career. From serving as the steady musical heartbeat in the band to acting as the gun-toting bodyguard and tour accountant who made sure the band got paid for every show, Paul always had Willie’s back. From their earliest meeting, Willie and Paul had an intuitive understanding of each other and the kind of music Willie Nelson was meant to create.

Written in Willie’s direct and inimitable narrative style, Me and Paul: Untold Tales of a Fabled Friendship is the career-spanning journey of one of the great buddy teams in American literature and show business, with Willie and Paul not unlike Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn (or maybe Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis). The pair shared an unbroken bond that lasted until Paul’s death at 87, on February 11, 2020. According to Willie, “There’s something about my friendship with Paul that reminds me of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Tom was more civilized and Huck was wilder. Although I was plenty wild at age twenty-two, I’d have to say Paul was wilder. Like Tom and Huck, though, we became a team. Nothing could or would ever separate us. If someone tries to tell my story without putting Paul by my side, don’t bother reading it.”

“In 2020, my closest friend left me. Into the infinite abyss,” Willie writes in his introduction. “The mission of this book is to bring him back…. Why were Paul and I so devoted to each other? Good question. That’s another reason I wrote this book—to show the mystical connection between me and Paul…. It was like I knew him before we ever met. And now that he’s gone, he’s still here. He still knows me. He still lives in my heart and in the hearts of everyone whose lives he touched. Another thing about Paul: I owe him big time. The man saved my life more times than I can remember…. It’s been said that a good friend knows all your best stories, but a best friend has lived them with you. Well, that was us…. In the Willie Nelson Family, he stood in the center. I was the front man of the band, but he was the front man of my life. He was the papa bear, the big brother, the wise uncle, the money man, the bag man, the dealmaker, the sharpest shooter, and the kindest heart.”

Willie Nelson wrote Me and Paul: Untold Tales of a Fabled Friendship with Grammy-winning music journalist/biographer/author David Ritz, who collaborated with Willie on It’s a Long Story: My Life and Me (2015) and Willie and Bobbie Nelson on Sister Bobbie: True Tales of the Family Band (2020). In his preface, “A Note from a Ghost,” Ritz explains how the new book differs from Willie’s previous memoirs: “Me and Paul is not straight autobiography. This is something different, a collection of tales–some short, some tall–told by Willie Nelson and his best friend, Paul English….”

Me and Paul: Untold Tales of a Fabled Friendship tracks the rise of Willie Nelson’s career from the obscurity of Fort Worth in the 1950s through the seedy clublands of Dallas in 1963 to the challenges of Nashville, the allure of New York and Hollywood (Paul appears in Willie’s 1986 movie, “Red Headed Stranger”), launching the Outlaw Country revolution, founding Farm Aid (Paul served as Farm Aid’s treasurer for many years) and much more.

Paul and Willie first played together in Fort Worth in 1955; Paul became Willie’s regular drummer in 1966 and an essential member of the Family. Four of the performances on 2021’s The Willie Nelson Family–“Heaven and Hell,” “Kneel at the Feet of Jesus,” “Laying My Burdens Down” and “Family Bible”–are among the last recordings Willie made with his longtime drummer and best pal.

About Harper Horizon:

Harper Horizon is a Nashville-based imprint within HarperCollins Focus, publishing nonfiction literature across a number of categories, including self-help, memoir, health and wellness, cooking, and other inspirational topics that reflect the values and cultural diversity of America’s Heartland. Harper Horizon exists to empower the minds of readers to all things possible, whether that is learning a new skill, building community, improving the environment, or having the courage to embody their beliefs. Learn more at www.harper-horizon.com. Previous Willie Nelson book titles to be released through Harper Horizon include Willie Nelson’s Letters to America and Me and Sister Bobbie.

About Willie Nelson:

With a seven-decade career, Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor, and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In recent years, he has delivered more than a dozen new albums, released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, been honored by the Library of Congress with their Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, headlined the annual Luck Reunion food and music festival during SXSW, launched his cannabis companies Willie’s Reserve and Willie’s Remedy, and graced the covers of Rolling Stone and AARP The Magazine. In July 2020, Willie released his album First Rose of Spring – an atmospheric soulful showcase of beautifully-written songs and poignant performances. September 2020 brought a memoir with his sister and pianist Bobbie Nelson titled, Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of The Family Band. For 2021, he released a new studio album in February —That’s Life, Willie’s second album of standards and classics made famous by Frank Sinatra (his first, 2018’s My Way, earned Willie the Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Solo Album). In June 2021, a collection of his thoughts on America, family, faith and music hits shelves as a new book titled Willie Nelson’s Letters to America. In November 2021, Nelson released the new studio album, The Willie Nelson Family, a collection of country gospel-flavored songs performed by Willie’s Family Band. In April 2022, he released another new studio album, A Beautiful Time, which includes a variety of newly-written future pop-country classics including five new Willie Nelson/Buddy Cannon compositions. These creative endeavors as well as new songs and performances that add to his classic catalog, find Willie Nelson rolling at an artistic peak, writing and singing and playing with the seasoned wit and wisdom that comes from the road.

Contact: Kevin Smith, Publicity Director

[email protected]

615.902.1738

03 June

Willie Nelson and Harper Horizon Offer Fans Exclusive Virtual Event with Famous 92nd Street Y to Celebrate New Book

Series of bonus bookstore events to provide in-depth look at Willie Nelson’s Letters to America with co-writer Turk Pipkin

NASHVILLE, Tennessee, June 2021 – Book lovers and Willie Nelson fans alike will be eager to take part in a slate of multiple events from Harper Horizon in anticipation of Willie’s forthcoming book, Willie Nelson’s Letters to America (Harper Horizon, June 29, 2021, ISBN 9780785241546).

To coincide with the book’s launch, the 92nd Street Y, known for curating world-class cultural events and conversations, will host Willie Nelson in an exclusive interview with Apple Music Country radio host and journalist Hunter Kelly. The in-depth conversation, part of the “From Nashville” series, will offer an intimate and exclusive look into the stories and letters found in Willie’s newest book. Tickets for the event are priced at $40, which includes a copy of the book.

Harper Horizon, in partnership with Texas Monthly and fan-favorite bookstores, will also host five additional opportunities for readers to engage with the book. 

First, Turk Pipkin will take part in a Facebook Live hosted by Texas Monthly on June 15. Joined by Texas Monthly editor, John Spong, the event is free and will be shared on Willie Nelson’s Facebook page. Turk will provide a behind-the-scenes look at how the book came together as well as details on what it was like working with the American legend.

Then Turk will be featured in a limited number of virtual events at bookstores to share stories from the book and take questions from readers. Each store is running a sweepstakes in conjunction with the event offering a limited number of Willie Nelson signed copies. Dates of the free events are listed below. Pre-order your copy today.

For tickets to Willie’s event at the 92nd Street Y, click here.

To register and reserve your spot for Turk’s Facebook Live with Texas Monthly, visit Facebook.com/Texas.Monthly.Magazine.

For the June and July events with bookstores, click here to preorder and learn more.

Willie Nelson’s Letters to America is a collection of intimate letters from Willie delivered with the same humor and poetic phrasing millions have come to love. In the letters, Willie shares his thoughts on America’s past, present, and future, his closest family members, and his personal heroes. The book also features Willie’s reflections on many of the classic lyrics that made him famous and loved by fans worldwide.

Willie Nelson’s Letters to America everywhere books are sold. More details on the book can be found at WilliesLetters.com.

For reviews, excerpts, and media interviews, contact:

Nicole Ballengee at [email protected]

ABOUT WILLIE NELSON:

With a seven-decade career, Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor, and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In recent years, he has delivered more than a dozen new albums, released a Top 10 New York Times‘ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, been honored by the Library of Congress with their Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, headlined the annual Luck Reunion food and music festival during SXSW, launched his cannabis companies Willie’s Reserve and Willie’s Remedy, and graced the covers of Rolling Stone and AARP The Magazine. In July 2020, Willie released his album First Rose of Spring – an atmospheric soulful showcase of beautifully written songs and poignant performances. September 2020 brought a memoir with his sister and pianist Bobbie Nelson titled, Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of The Family Band. For 2021, he released a new studio album in February —That’s Life, Willie’s second album of standards and classics made famous by Frank Sinatra (his first, 2018’s My Way, earned Willie the Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Solo Album). The two legends were friends, musical colleagues, and mutual admirers of each other’s work. This June, a collection of his thoughts on America, family, faith and music will hit shelves as a new book titled Willie Nelson’s Letters to America. These creative endeavors as well as new songs and performances that add to his classic catalog, find Willie Nelson rolling at an artistic peak, writing and singing and playing with the seasoned wit and wisdom that comes from the road.

ABOUT TURK PIPKIN:

A longtime friend and golfing buddy of Willie’s, writer, director and actor Turk Pipkin has appeared in numerous feature films and played a recurring character on The Sopranos. A contributing editor to Texas Monthly, he has also written for television and is the author of eight previous books.

ABOUT HARPER HORIZON:

Harper Horizon is a Nashville-based imprint within HarperCollins Focus, publishing nonfiction literature across a number of categories including self-help, memoir, health and wellness, cooking, and other inspirational topics that reflect the values and cultural diversity of America’s Heartland. Harper Horizon exists to empower the minds of readers to all things possible, whether that is learning a new skill, building community, improving the environment, or having the courage to embody their beliefs. Learn more at www.harperhorizon.com.

Press Contacts:

Nicole Ballengee

[email protected]

315-416-0443

04 February

How a Missed Date Turned into The Nation’s First On-Demand Warm Cookie Delivery Brand: Tiff’s Treats Founders Sign Book Deal with Harper Horizon to Tell All

In upcoming book, Tiff’s Treats’ Tiffany and Leon Chen share secret ingredients to their success and challenges overcome in building a brand on the brink of national expansion

AUSTIN, TEXAS, February 2, 2021 — Tiff’s Treats, the beloved Austin, Texas-based brand that created the warm cookie delivery concept, today announced its founders Tiffany and Leon Chen have signed a book publishing deal with Harper Horizon, an imprint of HarperCollins. The book will inspire entrepreneurs and dreamers with the unlikely story of how the two took Tiff’s Treats from $20 and a college apartment kitchen to a rapidly growing brand with millions of customers, $85 million in funding and a valuation in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

“We are very excited to work with Harper Horizon to bring you the story of Tiff’s Treats!” said Tiffany Chen, co-founder and president of Tiff’s Treats. “From 19-year-old college students starting in our apartment kitchen to where we are today—over 1,600 employees and 64 locations and growing—Leon and I can’t wait to share with you all of the highs, the many lows and plenty of misadventures along the way.”

In their first book, the Chens prove the American dream is still achievable with a behind-the-scenes look at how they built a first-of-its-kind on-demand delivery concept while juggling college classes, hustling for years to earn a profit, adding marriage and twin children to the mix, and eventually, introducing warm cookie delivery to new markets across the U.S. The book will detail some of the couple’s favorite “warm cookie moments”— Tiff’s Treats’ true magic, the moment of human connection and happiness their warm cookies facilitate—with customers over the years. And to the thousands of cookie fans who have requested recipes or drooled over Tiff’s Treats’ cookie beauty shots: the book will not disappoint. For the first time ever, the Chens will share homemade versions of some of their recipes, inspired by Tiff’s Treats’ most popular Flavors of the Week.

“At Horizon we look to partner with authors who share the mission and values of our imprint: hard work, collaboration, and a willingness to dream big and give back. Tiff and Leon embody all of these characteristics – and more. We are proud to be partnering with them on their first book project,” said Andrea Fleck-Nisbet, Publisher of Harper Horizon.

The Chens say they hope that sharing the joys they’ve experienced and the challenges they’ve overcome during their journey to success will motivate others in pursuit of their big dreams. The book is scheduled for release in early 2022, with pre-orders starting this year.

Tiff’s Treats delivers classic baked-to-order cookies and brownies from more than 60 locations across Texas, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and soon, Oklahoma, and plans to continue opening stores throughout the U.S. The business has raised nearly $85 million in the last five years by firms such as Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, Pixiu Investments, CIC Partners and Capstar Partners. In addition, Tiff’s Treats has received recent investment from basketball legend Dirk Nowitzki and fashion designer Kendra Scott, as well as tennis star Andy Roddick and actress Brooklyn Decker, long-time Tiff’s Treats fans who came on board as brand ambassadors in 2018.


About Harper Horizon

Harper Horizon is a Nashville-based imprint within HarperCollins Focus, publishing nonfiction literature across a number of categories including self-help, memoir, health and wellness, cooking, and other inspirational topics that reflect the values and cultural diversity of America’s Heartland. Harper Horizon exists to empower the minds of readers to all things possible, whether that is learning a new skill, building community, improving the environment, or having the courage to embody their beliefs. Learn more at www.harper-horizon.com.

About Tiff’s Treats

In 1999, Tiffany Taylor accidentally stood up Leon Chen for a date. As an apology, she baked and delivered a batch of warm cookies, and the concept of warm cookie delivery was born. Tiff and Leon, just 19-year-old sophomores at The University of Texas at Austin at the time, opened Tiff’s Treats with $20, a cell phone and a dream. Since then, the business has grown to 64 stores in Texas, Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina, with more than 1,500 employees, baking hundreds of millions of cookies since the company started. The founders are now married and the business continues to grow, but Tiff’s Treats has the same core mission: creating memorable moments through classic, baked-to-order cookies and specialty desserts from high-quality ingredients, and delivering them straight from the oven to the home or office, warm, in about an hour. Customers can order online, with the Tiff’s Treats app or by phone, all supported by industry-leading technology and top-notch customer service. The charitably-minded company continually gives back with hundreds of thousands of cookies per year donated to nonprofit organizations and most store opening celebrations benefiting a local charity. To date, Tiff’s Treats has donated well over $1 million in products and funds to charitable organizations. To learn more, please visit www.cookiedelivery.com.

Contact: Katie Gaide

Public Relations Specialist      

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Contact: John Andrade

Marketing Director, Harper Horizon

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17 June

Harper Horizon Inks Publishing Deal with Acclaimed Actors Teresa Palmer and Sarah Wright Olsen, Co-Founders of Top Parenting Site, YOUR ZEN MAMA

Harper Horizon has secured the US rights to publish and distribute Zen Mamas: Finding Your Path Through Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond as a must-have parenting resource from Teresa Palmer and Sarah Wright Olsen. The book will arrive in US stores on April 6, 2021—just in time for 2021 Mother’s Day celebrations.

As the co-founders of Your Zen Mama (YourZenMama.com) — one of the most popular and trusted parenting sites worldwide — Palmer and Olsen have established a loyal following with their highly personal and delightfully entertaining expressions of motherhood. In Zen Mamas, Palmer and Olsen offer readers the essential parenting knowledge they’ve collected over the years, sharing their personal struggles, joyful moments, and hard-won realizations. In addition to advice from their lived experiences, the book features keen insights from expert mentors addressing topics such as prepping for pregnancy all the way through birth, the first twelve weeks with your newborn, and figuring out the kind of parent you want to be long term. Whether it’s dealing with fertility challenges or pregnancy loss, riding out a long and complicated labor, or juggling multiple kids (and work!), these mamas have been through it—and have written a gorgeous book to help readers find their own zen on the journey of parenthood.

Teresa Palmer is a mother of three, Bodhi, Forest and Poet, and stepmother to Isaac. She has starred in many major films, including Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge, for which she received an AACTA nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and Ride Like a Girl, the biopic of trailblazing Melbourne Cup winner Michelle Payne. She is currently starring in the Sky series A Discovery of Witches while running the plant-based wellness brand Lovewell.

Sarah Wright Olsen is a mother of two, Esme and Wyatt, with a third baby on the way. Sarah has starred in many TV shows and movies including Mad Men, Parks and Recreation, The House Bunny, American Made, and most recently, Spinning Out on Netflix. Sarah is also the co-owner of a plant-based organic skincare line for the whole family, bāeo.

Harper Horizon is a Nashville-based imprint within HarperCollins Focus, publishing nonfiction literature across a number of categories including self-help, memoir, health and wellness, cooking, and other inspirational topics that reflect the values and cultural diversity of America’s Heartland. Harper Horizon exists to empower the minds of readers to all things possible, whether that is learning a new skill, building community, improving the environment, or having the courage to embody their beliefs. Learn more at www.harper-horizon.com.

For Immediate Release

Date: June 17, 2020

Contact: John Andrade

                Marketing Director, Harper Horizon

                [email protected]

16 January

Harper Horizon announces its debut fall 2020 title releases

Imprint signs 11 new authors to join its growing roster

Harper Horizon Fall Winter 2020 Book Catalog

(Nashville, Tenn.) January 16, 2020—Just five months in to its inaugural year, Harper Horizon has successfully signed eleven author agreements, one content partner, and twelve new projects to its growing list. Debuting the imprint’s first two releases in 2020, Harper Horizon will publish Make Life Beautiful by Syd and Shea McGee (October 2020; ISBN 9780785233879) and Walk Through This: Harness the Healing Power of Nature and Travel the Road to Forgiveness (November 2020; ISBN 9780785238652) by Sara Schulting Kranz.

Syd and Shea McGee are the powerhouse couple behind Studio McGee, the fastest-growing interior design studio in the country. In their book, Make Life Beautiful, they share their insights and wisdom on how classic interior design principles can be used to build an authentically beautiful life. For their one-million-plus fan following, Syd and Shea share an inside look into how the couple transformed Shea’s small room of fabric samples and big dream of becoming a designer into a successful interior design business.

Life and leadership coach Sara Schulting Kranz offers readers a step-by-step handbook on how to reconnect with nature to heal, in her book, Walk Through This. Kranz writes to give readers the inner courage they need to overcome setbacks and will help them develop the tools needed to build a life of fulfillment and purpose. As a certified wilderness guide, Kranz specializes in helping those who have suffered hardship or trauma to find forgiveness and strength in their lives, through guided wilderness retreats in locations like the Grand Canyon and the Pacific Rim. In November 2019, a documentary was filmed about the author’s guided trips, and will be released in 2021.

“Our debut fall titles perfectly reflect Horizon’s mission and showcase authors who not only have great stories to tell but are actively working to make our world a better place,” said Andrea Fleck-Nisbet, publisher of Harper Horizon. “Make Life Beautiful from Syd and Shea McGee tells the story of the couple behind Studio McGee, using aesthetic design principles to inspire readers to lead a joyful, authentic life.  Walk Through This from Sara Schulting Kranz is a roadmap to forgiveness and healing that will teach readers how to harness the power of nature as a tool for personal well-being.”

In addition to these two projects slated to hit the market in the second half of 2020, Harper Horizon has finalized additional publishing agreements with:

  • Linda Johnson Rice, former CEO of Johnson Publishing, owner of Ebony and Jet Magazine
  • Tim Storey, nationally sought-after speaker and life coach, and often featured guest on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday
  • Naomi Davis, content creator behind the popular blog, Love Taza
  • Molly Galbraith, founder of Girls Gone Strong, global online movement of 800,000+ women
  • Zachary Levi, actor (Shazam!, Chuck, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and mental illness advocate
  • Nicole Lynn, one of the youngest African American, female sport agents
  • Kristina Cho, San Francisco-based cook behind the delicious recipes at EatChoFood.com
  • Katie Russell, cancer survivor, advocate, and sport enthusiast featured in MLB for Mom documentary
  • Fatherly, the leading digital media brand for dads

“At Horizon we are building our catalog from the ground up. This means we have the opportunity to be intentional about the projects and partnerships we develop,” continues Fleck-Nisbet. “It’s been such a joy to bring on a diverse group of talented authors, each with an inspiring story to share and valuable skills and knowledge to impart to their readers.”

For more information about Harper Horizon, please visit www.harper-horizon.com.

About Harper Horizon: Harper Horizon publishes a broad base of nonfiction literature across categories including memoir, how-to, biography, self-help, health and wellness, lifestyle, and other inspirational topics that reflect the values and cultural diversity of America’s Heartland. Harper Horizon works to empower the minds of its readers to all things possible whether that is learning a new skill, building community, improving the environment, or having the courage to embody their beliefs. Working with authors who are writers, actors, activists, chefs, bloggers, fitness professionals, advisors, or field experts, Harper Horizon is about creating connections and exploring today’s world. The imprint is part of HarperCollins Focus and based in Nashville, Tenn. For more information about Harper Horizon, please visit www.harper-horizon.com.

 

Harper Horizon Fall Winter 2020 Book Catalog

20 August

HarperCollins Focus to launch new imprint Harper Horizon

Andrea Fleck-Nisbet named vice president and publisher

(Nashville, Tenn.) August 6,2019—HarperCollins Focus today announced the launch of a new nonfiction imprint, Harper Horizon.

Harper Horizon will publish content that encourages readers to live life by embracing values such as: integrity, optimism, patriotism, family-values, community, respect, sacrifice, creativity, hard work, wisdom and inspiration.  Harper Horizon will be relevant to today’s culture by offering books with rich stories and teachings through memoirs, biographies, autobiographies, lifestyle topics, motivational advice and self-help.

Andrea Fleck-Nisbet, former director of Content Acquisitions at Ingram Content Group, has been named vice president and publisher of Harper Horizon. In her previous role, she was responsible for helping over 10,000 publishers reach readers worldwide by providing various publishing services and access to distribution channels. Prior to Ingram, Fleck-Nisbet was with Workman Publishing in New York for fifteen years, where she held various executive level director and management roles.

As vice president and publisher for Harper Horizon, Fleck-Nisbet will lead the acquisition of author projects and hire a team to support editorial, marketing and distribution of the imprint’s titles.  Harper Horizon is scheduled to release its first titles in the spring of 2020 and plans to release 15-20 new titles each year.

In speaking about the mission of the imprint, Fleck-Nisbet said: “At this point of social inflection, readers are hungry for stories and information that speak to the fundamental principles that unite and drive us: family, work, self-discovery and community. I am eager to put books into the hands of readers that will inspire, entertain and encourage them to fully realize their potential. Harper Horizon is well-positioned from a cultural and geographic perspective to do just that.”

Mark Schoenwald, president and CEO of HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus, commented, “Being based in Nashville, our editorial and creative teams have a unique perspective relative to the values and motivations of America’s core. We see opportunity in the general market to provide content that helps our readers better understand the world around them.  I’m impressed with Andrea’s career and experience and know her leadership will help drive the growth of Harper Horizon and our relationships with authors and agents.”

In 2018, HarperCollins Focus was established in Nashville, Tennessee to publish books for the general market that inform, educate, motivate and inspire readers to lead lives of significance and purpose. In addition to the newly-launched Harper Horizon, HarperCollins Focus includes HarperCollins Leadership, AMACOM and Blink young adult books in its portfolio.

HarperCollins Focus shares its corporate office and operational support with the HarperCollins Christian Publishing division, however, it operates as a separate entity.

About HarperCollins Focus: HarperCollins Focus, LLC owns and operates a collection of publishing imprints, that enlighten and empower readers to transform their hearts and minds, connecting through story, advice, mentorship and community. The company is based in Nashville, TN.