cropped-pslogo_initials_dkblue.jpgThe “Not Your Mother’s Book” (NYMB) humor anthology was created by Dahlynn and Ken McKowen. The NYMB series features stories written by contributors from around the world. NYMB is very different–stories are funny, irreverent and daring. You’ll NEVER READ a sad, sappy or death and dying stories in a NYMB book–EVER!

To date, there are 10 NYMB books available: On Being a Woman; On Dogs; On Being a Stupid Kid (all those baby boomer stories); On Travel; On Being a Parent; On Home Improvement; On Being a Mom; On Family; On Cats; and On Working for a Living. The McKowens are excited about the newest NYMB book, to be released in January 2015: On Sex. There will be 69 stories in that book!

The McKowens–who founded Publishing Syndicate, a Northern California publishing house (www.PublishingSyndicate.com)–have a combined 60 years in the publishing industry, mostly as travel writers and authors with nearly a million books sold. They were also paid consultants, editors and co-authors for Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Inc. from 1999-2009. Their books for Chicken include Celebrating Brothers and Sisters; Entrepreneur’s Soul; Fisherman’s Soul; and Soul in Menopause. They are also the authors of the national award-winning Best of California’s Missions, Mansions and Museums; Best of Oregon and Washington’s Mansions, Museums and More; The Wine-Oh! Guide to California’s Sierra Foothills; Wine Wherever in California’s Mid-Coast & Inland Regions; and the newly released Best of California’s Coast.