Author: Tim McKee

Tim came to NAB in 2013 and is honored to serve as publisher. Born in New York City, McKee grew up in Los Angeles and received a BA from Princeton University and an MA in journalism from the University of Missouri. He has worked in the nonprofit sector for his entire career, including serving as the long-time managing editor of The Sun magazine, the grants director for a social-justice foundation in San Francisco, and as a writer for several community-based organizations in California. He has also taught college-level writing and journalism. His book No More Strangers Now: Young Voices from a New South Africa (Dorling Kindersley) was an Honor Book for the Jane Addams Book Award and a Los Angeles Times bestseller. He is happiest when bringing necessary stories to the page.

Letter from the Publisher: Be the Refuge

I was drawn to Chenxing Han’s Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists from the moment I first heard about it.  Book projects come to us from a variety of sources: through our formal submissions process, agents, other publishers, authors, and our own proactive searches and cultivation of leads. Books we end …continue

Letter from the Publisher: Joyous Resilience

Working with Anjuli Sherin on Joyous Resilience made us a better publisher.From a developmental-editing perspective, we learned to listen more deeply. It’s a misperception that editors achieve excellence by being standard bearers. They need to be rigorous and know the best practices of their craft, for sure, but they also need to be fiercely curious about the …continue

Letter from the Publisher: Every Breath, New Chances

I sure wish Lewis Richmond’s new book, Every Breath, New Chances: How to Age with Honor and Dignity—A Guide for Men, had been around for my father to read while he was still alive. My father died at age 78, exactly seven years ago from the day I pen this letter. He died an isolated man, so separate …continue

Letter from the Publisher: The Whale Child

Sometimes it takes a while to see the box you’ve been living in.  Such was the case for North Atlantic Books with Keith and Chenoa Egawa’s poignant children’s book The Whale Child, which we released together on October 13, 2020.  The book had first come to our attention over three years prior when a freelance …continue

Letter from the Publisher

A few years ago, NAB author and thinker Bayo Akomolafe told me, “The times are urgent, so let us slow down.” I sensed right away what he meant by this apparent contradiction: that it is during acute periods of tumult that we most need spaciousness, patience, and circumspection. After all, it can be tempting in …continue