Carrie Cariello has been amusing and enlightening tens of thousands of readers for a few years now, and in that time her children have started to grow up. With those changes come not only the conventional concerns all parents have ("When will I have to have The Sex Talk?") but also concerns unique to those raising an autistic child. 
In this lovely new collection, based in part on essays written for her very popular blog, The Colorful World of Autism, Carrie now shares these stories with us as she begins to explain to Jack--her autistic son--and her other four children exactly what it means to live with this baffling, intriguing, and ultimately loving condition.

ISBN: 978-0-9847927-5-7
LCCN: 2014958321
Trim Size: 5.25 x 8.0  Length: 224 pages
Trade Paper: $16.00 / eBook: $9.99

Fathers, Sons, and an Unsettled Faith

Mike Freeman was raised with a passion for nature, a passion that came from his father, a man who could name a bird from its call and could explain the life cycle of dragonflies and hellgrammites.

Now, having spent most of his life harried by the ageless questions of mortality and creation while spending time in the natural environments of Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Alaska, Mike suddenly finds himself a stay-at-home father in New York City. Unsure of himself as a parent, he reflects upon both his own upbringing and adulthood. 

While unraveling a lifetime of fishing, birding, hunting, and trapping with his father, he realizes how fortifying the outdoors are to all relationships, secular and otherwise. 

Written with depth and beauty, Freeman (who is the author of one previous book and has twice been cited for Honorable Mention in Best American Essays), takes us both outside, into the wild, and inside, into the soul. As he struggles with what he's learned and then decides to pass those lessons along to his own children, we get a unique glimpse into a man who lives purely for the wonders the world brings. Neither Mountain nor River is a testament to this understanding, and how an acceptance of uncertainty can equally strengthen marital, parental, and spiritual bonds.

ISBN: 978-0-9847927-8-8
LCCN: 2014936979
Trim Size: 5.25 x 8.0  Length: 260 pages
Trade Paper: $16.00 / eBook: $9.99

How Autism Changed One Family for the Better

“What color do you see for Monday?” my son Jack asked as I heaved a chicken into the oven.

“What?” I said distractedly, turning from the oven to slice some potatoes at the counter.  It was late afternoon one day last fall, and I was preparing dinner and managing the demands of homework and tired toddlers.  (One was in a tiara.)

“What color is Monday?” he asked again, his robotic voice rising ever so slightly in irritation.  “I don’t see Monday as a color.  Do you?” I asked, finally tuning in to what he was talking about.

“Yes.  All days are colors.”

And so began Carrie Cariello's adventure in memoir.  Raising five children (and, sometimes, a husband) is never easy, but when one of your children has autism, well, every day has a different color....

Note:  Riddle Brook Publishing is very proud that What Color is Monday?
has been acquired by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, and will be
reissued in January 2015 for international distribution!


A Personal Experiment in Reclaiming Our Hijacked Political Conversation

Michael Charney has come to the conclusion that Glenn Beck doesn't like him.  That's okay, though, since Michael doesn't like Beck all that much either, nor any of the other microphone-wielding extremists who have taken over the political dialogue.

Setting out to discover how and why extreme ideas have such momentum, Michael set himself up with a Twitter account--@BeckIsALib--and began tweeting about how Glenn Beck was a closet liberal.  Then things got really strange....

Now available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and through your local bookstore. And you can read more about the book at Michael's blog.

ISBN: 978-0-9847927-0-2
LCCN: 2011960116
Trim Size: 5.5 x 8.5 Length: 260 pages
Trade Paper: $14.95 / Kindle/Nook: $6.99

Tea With The Mad Hatter: 
Musings on Politics, The Tea Party, and America's Rampant Electile Dysfunction

Tea With the Mad Hatter, the new essay collection from political author and radio host Michael Charney, chronicles the rising tide of America's "electile dysfunction."

These essays tell a story, one in which a formerly respected legacy has slowly deteriorated, has found itself hijacked by extremism, anger, emotion, and rhetoric, all fueled by a technological revolution that amplifies messages to volumes unthinkable only a generation ago.

At times funny, at times thoughtful, and at times poignant, Tea With The Mad Hatter will assuredly make you look at America's political climate with a fresh perspective.

Now available exclusively as an e-Book for Kindle, Nook, iPad/iPhone, and other devices.