Author: Julia Kent

After graduating from UC Berkeley in 2007, Julia was delighted to find out that “professional book recommender” was a job. She has been working in marketing and publicity with independent Bay Area publishers ever since. She joined North Atlantic Books in 2014. She lives with her husband and two very nice cats in Oakland.

Dog Days of Summer: A Natural Remedy for Skunk Odor

Summer is a great time to be a dog—more daylight means more time outside for walks and other adventures. In case your adventures happen to be in an area that is visited by skunks, below is a great recipe from Lew Olson for getting rid of skunk odor. I sure hope no one needs to use …continue

Dog Days of Summer: Keep Your Pets Safe this 4th of July

There’s nothing like a good fireworks show on the 4th of July. But while the bright lights and big bangs may bring a smile to your face, remember your pets may be having a very different experience. Here, Raw and Natural Nutrition for Dogs author Lew Olson shares some techniques for keeping your pets safe …continue

Desk Workers: Try this Quick Hip-Opening Yoga Sequence

We already know how bad it is for your health to sit at a desk all day. Taking a quick break to open up your hips and low back can make a world of difference. Mark Stephens, author of the best-selling books Yoga Sequencing, Teaching Yoga, Yoga Adjustments, and the forthcoming Yoga Sequencing Deck, recommends the following short sequence to help …continue

Bill Schelly on Comic and Science Fiction Visionary Otto Binder

In his captivating new biography Otto Binder, comic book historian Bill Schelly chronicles the professional successes and personal tragedies of the legendary Otto Binder. Credited with being the creator of many beloved superheroes, including fan-favorites Supergirl, Bizzaro, and the Legion of Super-Heroes, Binder captivated the minds of both children and young adults across the country, and around the world. …continue

Sneak Peek: Vandana Shiva’s Who Really Feeds the World

In her latest book, scientist and activist Vandana Shiva delivers a powerful manifesto calling for meaningful agricultural consciousness and genuine sustainability. Shiva, whom Bill Moyers has called a “rock star in the worldwide battle against genetically modified seeds,” draws upon her thirty years of research to debunk the myth—propagated in large part by the GMO …continue