The Blue Bloods Cookbook: 120 Recipes That Will Bring Your Family to the Table
This is an example of my extensive collaborative experience. I worked with two non-writers to craft a bestselling cookbook. The project included recipe development and testing, and writing all editorial.
Carmine’s Celebrates: Classic Italian Recipes for Everyday Feasts
Written for the landmark New York restaurant of the same name, I worked closely with the restaurant’s chefs to modify their signature family-style recipes for home use.
Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Decks
I wrote the original version of this book and have updated each edition since. Deck-building technology evolves but the challenge remains to communicate complex instructions and advice in understandable, usable language. One of a dozen B&D titles I have written or edited.
The PVC Pipe Book: Projects for the Home, Garden, and Homestead
I’ve written several of these “fascination” books. They require a lot of design adjustment and experimentation because all the projects must actually serve a purpose and be achievable as intended.
Home Office Solutions: How to Set Up an Efficient Workspace Anywhere in Your House
This was a guide to marrying function and form in a home-based workspace.
House Beautiful Designed to Order: Stylish Solutions to Organize Your Home
Addressing the intersection of decluttering and style solutions, this book required I repurpose existing House Beautiful/Hearst photography in new and innovative ways, supplementing with outside photography.
Dadskills: How to Be an Awesome Father and Impress All the Other Parents
Building on the success of my earlier Manskills, this book was written with the same tongue-in-cheek approach. It’s irreverent, but provides fact-checked solid advice.
Camper Rehab: A Guide to Buying, Repairing, and Upgrading Your Travel Trailer
A combination of how-to and hip decorating guide, this Amazon bestseller covered a unique topic with a unique voice. It was tons of fun to research and write.