16 April

Wilmer Valderrama to Release Memoir, An American Story, with Harper Select on September 17, 2024

The actor, producer, and activist delivers a profound and gripping story about an immigrant and the power of a dream. 

Nashville, TN- Today Harper Select announced they will publish An American Story: Everyone’s Invited, the debut memoir from Wilmer Valderrama, on September 17, 2024. The book tells the remarkable true story of a young immigrant from Venezuela who had a dream to change the world, a talent for entertaining, and a determined spirit to build a new life, taking as many as possible with him on the journey.

An American Story weaves Valderrama’s personal stories with those of the remarkable people he’s met along his philanthropic journey. This isn’t just Valderrama’s story though. It’s a view of America through an immigrant’s eyes, in both its stunning unmatched wonders and all its native challenges.

 “I’ve long been a fan of Wilmer’s talent and have now become even more impressed with his overall character and heart for service,” said Matt Baugher, SVP at HarperCollins and Publisher of Harper Select. “Whether he’s on the set of a major tv show or onstage at one of his more than 50 USO appearances around the world, his ebullient optimism inspires all around him.  I can’t wait for readers to know his full story.  The American Dream is alive and well.”

His new book, An American Story, goes back to the beginning, delving into Valderrama’s upbringing in Venezuela where he was raised by two hard working parents as they navigated their family through a rapidly changing country and the rise of Hugo Chavez. With the economy crashing around them and their livelihood disappearing, the family decides to flee the country. Suddenly, the young boy had to grow up quickly, journeying as a teenager from a tiny little pueblo in Venezuela to the big city of Los Angeles.

After being cast in a school theatre production, Valderrama immediately knew he had found his calling and began thinking of ways to help support his struggling family. To do this, he would attempt the impossible: find work in Hollywood as an unproven Latino actor. Following countless auditions and frequent criticisms of his accent, he created the personality that would eventually land him the role as Fez on the hit series That 70s Show, which catapulted him to stardom.

It was however through service to others and his first USO trip, where Valderrama found his expanded calling, entertaining and encouraging US troops around the world. Through his work, Valderrama hopes to demonstrate his love and gratitude for the country that changed his life. 

“As a little boy growing up in Venezuela, I never thought I would write a book, let alone be able to fill it with such complex and triumphant stories about a 25-year career in entertainment, philanthropy, and everything in between. This is my thank you to my younger self for seeing beyond the expected,” said Valderrama. “Thank you to my family and every person who has been a part of this whirlwind journey. This is my tribute to the country that gave me a shot, this is for all of us.”

An American Story will be released simultaneously in both English and Spanish. Both editions of the book will be available in hardcover, eBook, and audiobook with Valderrama narrating. You can pre-order today at https://www.harpercollinsfocus.com/harper-horizon/american-story.


From his breakout role as Fez on the Emmy-nominated series That ’70s Show to playing Nick Torres in the number-one TV drama NCIS on CBS, actor, producer, and activist Wilmer Valderrama has been making audiences laugh, listen, and think for more than two decades.

On the big screen, he lent his voice to the Academy Award-winning Disney animated film Encanto, which became a cultural phenomenon. Behind the camera, in 2006, Wilmer established his production company, WV Entertainment, where he continues to develop and produce projects in the alternative and scripted spaces.

Valderrama is active in several philanthropic agencies. He’s the co-founder of Harness, a group dedicated to connecting communities through conversation to inspire action, serves on the board of Voto Latino, and sits on the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s (NHMC) Visionary Alliance, which aims to foster opportunities for Latinx talent in the entertainment industry through the Series Scriptwriters program and the Latinx Stream Showcase. Wilmer is deeply involved with the military community, serving as a USO Global Ambassador, and participating in various shows worldwide.

Born in Miami and raised in Venezuela until the age of thirteen, Valderrama is fluent in Spanish and English. He and his family reside in Los Angeles.


Harper Select, based in Nashville, TN, publishes an exclusive number of hand-selected memoirs and narrative nonfiction each year. Recent NYT Bestsellers include books from Joanna Gaines, Mark Harmon, Leon Carroll, Jr., and Loyola Chicago’s Sister Jean.

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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.


Kevin Smith

Publicity Director, Harper Horizon

tel:  615.902.1738

web: [email protected]

22 September

Harper Celebrate acquires new lifestyle medicine book from bestselling author Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson

Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson

(Nashville, Tenn.) — Harper Celebrate, a gift book imprint of HarperCollins Focus, today announced the acquisition of Glow: 90 Days to Create Your Vibrant Life from Within, an integrative medicine daily reader with bestselling author Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson, a pioneer of functional and integrative medicine.

Scheduled to release in summer of 2023, this beautifully designed book features Dr. Stephenson’s holistic 90-day VIBRANT strategy – a roadmap for living intentionally and joyfully and glowing from the inside out. Dr. Stephenson’s accessible VIBRANT plan incorporates mindfulness practices into daily rhythms, focusing on Voice, Intuition, Balance, Rejuvenation, Abundance, Nurturing, and Thankfulness.

“Dr. Stephenson’s whole-person approach to wellness is remarkable in both its scope and approachability,” said Michael Aulisio, vice president and publisher, Harper Celebrate. “Glow will incorporate Dr. Stephenson’s breadth of knowledge and positive spirit into an actionable formula readers can use to start and end their days—keeping them focused on being mentally and emotionally healthy, balanced, and achieving their goals.”

“It’s an honor to join the Harper Celebrate team alongside such an incredible stable of impressive and groundbreaking authors,” said Dr. Stephenson. “Part of the reason I left private practice was because I wanted to help more people than I could feasibly treat in a single day, week, or even month. First with Vibrant, and now with Glow, I’m thrilled to help people implement intentional living and across the globe. No matter where you are in your health journey, I hope that my new book will help you take that first step toward discovering a more joyful, fulfilled, and luminous you.”

Glow: 90 Days to Create Your Vibrant Life from Within was acquired for Harper Celebrate by Kathleen Breaux from Heidi Krupp at Krupp.

About Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson:

Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson is a recognized leader in functional medicine focused on integrative, regenerative, anti-aging, and natural medicine modalities. In addition to her functional medicine and anti-aging board certifications, she is a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine. Dr. Stephenson is dedicated to making integrative medicine concepts and optimal wellness accessible to all. She spent close to 15 years in private practice before she was named Chair of Functional Medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. She is also a board member for the American Nutritional Association, an ambassador for the American Heart Association, and the Vice Chair of Gateway for Cancer Research, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding breakthrough cancer research and early stage clinical trials. She is the author of the national bestseller, Vibrant: A Groundbreaking Program to Get Energized, Own Your Health, and Glow. She resides in the midwest with her husband and children. For more information visit VibrantDoc.com and follow Dr. Stephenson at instagram.com/drsjstephenson.

About Harper Celebrate:

Harper Celebrate publishes projects such as daily readers; lifestyle books on topics like hospitality, home decorating, organization, and crafting; journals; photography-driven books and anthologies; poetry; mindfulness; and occasion-focused books such as holiday celebrations, graduation, and gifts for special persons. For more information, visit Harpercollinsfocus.com/harper-celebrate.

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’s mission is to inspire the world with content that equips people to lead lives of significance, integrity and purpose. The company is based in Nashville, TN. For more information go to Harpercollinsfocus.com.

Media Contact:

MacKenzie Collier

Publicity Director, Harper Celebrate

tel: 615.902.1645

web: [email protected]

16 August

Joanna Gaines to release highly anticipated memoir, The Stories We Tell, with Harper Select on November 8 


The Stories We Tell

Today, Joanna Gaines announced that her first solo memoir, The Stories We Tell, will be released on November 8, 2022, with Harper Select. The Stories We Tell invites readers on an authentic and deeply vulnerable journey into Gaines’ story—and helps shine a light on the beauty of our own—guiding us to release the weights that hold us back so we may live and share our story in truth. 

The book is described as an invitation to take stock of the chapters we’ve lived—the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly—to glean what’s gold and carry only that forward. “Very few people innately capture beauty like Joanna Gaines,” said Matt Baugher, publisher of Harper Select. “She has now taken that ability and turned it inward to shine a light on the deepest parts of her own story while showing us how to do the same.” 

In a social media post, Gaines shared directly with fans why she wanted to write the book “Earlier this year I started jotting down memories and stories from my past, journaling about things I was still, years later, trying to work through. Half of my life is behind me, and I’ve been longing for clarity about what I should carry forward and how I could hold this next chapter well. At some point, I realized I was writing a story—my story. The bits and pieces that shape who I am. It was messy and winding and beautiful, and graciously revealed about a million wonders. Some of it broke my heart—and some of it pieced it back together. I took this picture the day I finished it—and today we sent it off to the printer!! It’s out of my hands and time to share it with the world. I’m feeling a little bit of everything: nervous, excited, vulnerable, but mostly hopeful. That any part of my story might shine a light on the fullness of yours.” 

“We all have a story to tell. This happens to be mine—every chapter a window into who I am, the journey I’m on, and the season I’m in right now,” says Gaines. “Because this is my story, maybe you won’t always relate, or maybe it will feel like you’re looking in a mirror. Whatever we have in common and whatever differences lie between us, I only hope my story can help shine a light on the beauty of yours. That my own soul work will stir something of your own. And that by the time you get to the end of my story, you’re also holding the beautiful beginnings of your own. A story only you can tell. And I hope that you will.” 

Gaines’ previous literary works The Magnolia Story, Magnolia Table, Homebody, and two children’s books, We Are the Gardeners and The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be, have sold more than 10 million copies to date.   

The Stories We Tell will be available in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook with Gaines narrating. You can pre-order today at http://magnolia.com/storieswetell. 


Joanna Gaines is the co-founder of Magnolia, a New York Times bestselling author, editor-in-chief of Magnolia Journal, and creator and co-owner of Magnolia Network. 

Born in Kansas and raised in the Lone Star State, Jo graduated from Baylor University with a degree in communications. It was an internship in New York City that prompted her desire to discover how she could create beauty for people. In a big city unknown to her, Jo always felt most at home whenever she stepped inside the cozy and thoughtfully curated boutique shops, which inspired her to open a shop of her own in Waco, Texas. 

Alongside her passion for design and food, nothing inspires Jo more than time spent at home with Chip and their five kids—whether they’re messing with recipes in the kitchen or planting something new in the garden. 


Harper Select is a boutique-style imprint, based in Nashville, TN, publishing an exclusive number of hand-selected memoirs and narrative nonfiction focused on stories of hope and determination.  

Media Contact:

Kevin Smith

Harper Select, Publicity Director 

[email protected] 

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.

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Public Relations Specialist      

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Marketing Director, Harper Horizon

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