January 14, 2010 • 1 Comment Please welcome our new intern, Susannah Long, who is writing today about Jill McCorkle’s Going Away Shoes.   Jill McCorkle has me thinking about shoes. Not styles and prices and the long-term benefits of arch-support,…


January 11, 2010

Farewell, Christina!

1 Comment January 11, 2010 • 1 Comment Publicist (and frequent blog contributor) Christina Gates recently decided to take on a brand new job with the website We wish her the best of luck in her new position, and we are certainly…


December 22, 2009

Meet the Staff: Farewell, Courtney! Edition

No Comments December 22, 2009 • No Comments Welcome back to Meet the Staff, where we learn a little more about the lovely people with whom we work! This month, we are saying farewell to a very valued member of the publicity team,…


December 21, 2009

Many hands making light work!

1 Comment December 21, 2009 • 1 Comment Friday morning, the entire Algonquin staff in Chapel Hill worked together to get 350 packages of A Reliable Wife (and a fleece blanket to read it under) out to bookstores and booksellers across the country.…


December 18, 2009

Algonquin’s Holiday Party

No Comments December 18, 2009 • No Comments Thursday night was the annual Algonquin Holiday Party, graciously hosted by the Popelars family. This year’s event included all of the Algonquin traditions, plus a few new ones (zip line, anyone?). We have a pot…


December 17, 2009

The Algonquin Test-Kitchen: Egg Nog

No Comments December 17, 2009 • No Comments Our holiday office party is tonight. And that means a big pot-luck dinner, a white elephant exchange full of cheesy delights, and apparently –this year– a bonfire beneath a backyard zip-line. Katie will be reporting…


December 10, 2009

Books for the Holiday Season

No Comments December 10, 2009 • No Comments One of my favorite parts of decorating the house for Christmas as a child was pulling out the stacks of Christmas books we kept with the ornaments. The tales of Clement C. Moore, The Grinch,…


December 8, 2009

Our Fruitcake-Free Holiday Gift Guide

No Comments December 8, 2009 • No Comments Don’t want to give Dad a pair of GoldToe socks again this year? We don’t blame you. That’s why no matter who’s on your list, Algonquin has the perfect gift… For Her Going Away Shoes…


December 4, 2009

Introducing the Algonquin Snuggie

No Comments December 4, 2009 • No Comments On a cold winter night, there really isn’t anything better than a fire roaring in the fireplace, a sleeved blanket (so your arms don’t get cold when you turn the pages), and a copy of…


November 25, 2009

The (Algonquin) Office Wedding

No Comments November 25, 2009 • No Comments I got hitched earlier this month and several of my colleagues carpooled out to Virginia for the big event. What do you get when you mix publishers with an open bar and throw in some…