In addition to writing for clients, we’ve written our own books to wide acclaim, contributed op-eds and articles to newspapers and online news outlets, and appeared internationally on TV and radio news programs.  Here is some of our recent work.

‘Mercury Rising’ Explores the Beginning of the U.S. Space Program

Jeff Shesol joins Morning Joe to discuss his new book, Mercury Rising: John Glenn, John Kennedy, and the New Battleground of the Cold War.

Interview with Morning Joe

‘Mercury Rising’ Explores the U.S.’s Treacherous Attempts to Control Space

“This was a Cold War contest that wasn't just symbolic; it was an existential struggle,” Jeff Shesol tells Fresh Air. “And it was one that America seemed to be losing.”

Interview with NPR

Celebrity Sequels to “Eat, Pray, Love”

Sarah Gruen ghostwrites (hypothetical) celebrity sequels to Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love.

Essay for Points in Case

JFK, John Glenn, and the Fight for ‘Space for Peace’

At stake was the very purpose of the U.S. space program. The decision was Kennedy’s to make — though it would come to depend, as events unfolded, on an astronaut named John Glenn.

Essay for the Wall Street Journal

America Needed a Space Race Hero. John Glenn was the Obvious Choice

Jeff Shesol’s new book, Mercury Rising, “brings Glenn’s story alive again with both nostalgia and a riveting, fast-paced narrative that has 'movie' written all over it,” Douglas Brinkley writes in the Washington Post.

Book Review in the Washington Post

Chòu Dòufu at Taiwan’s Shi Lin Night Market

Ezra Baeli-Wang reflects on the Asian-American experience through the lens of Taiwanese tofu.

Essay for Cutleaf

Biden To Take Oath Amid Sharply Divided Nation In The Midst Of Crises

Jeff Shesol offers his take on Biden’s oratorical tightrope walk: “He does have to try to draw Americans together, and yet he also has to show that he is not naive.”

Interview with NPR

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