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As a global, independent publisher, Andrews McMeel discovers and develops original content that is both profound and popular. One of the enduring characteristics of our company’s success is the ability to identify and amplify unique, powerful voices that tell the story of our times. We strive to empower our creators, engage readers, and unite audiences,…

Pillow Thoughts II

Healing the Heart

Following the smash success of her best-selling book, Pillow Thoughts, Courtney Peppernell returns with the follow-up sequel Pillow Thoughts II: Healing the Heart.  Courtney Peppernell understands that healing is a process, and Pillow Thoughts II–second in the Pillow Thoughts series–eloquently captures the time and experience that one goes through on their journey to peace through…

nectar

From beloved Malawian storyteller Upile Chisala comes the revised and expanded edition of her second collection of poetry. In nectar, Chisala guides readers through a beautiful process of growth and renewal. These poems celebrate our always complex, sometimes troubled roots while encouraging us to grow through and beyond them toward a passionate self-love. Chisala’s hope…

a fire like you

A fierce and lyrical collection of poetry celebrating the moments of triumph and beauty in our lives, as well as the moments of despair—recasting them as opportunities for growth. In this never-before-published collection, poet Upile Chisala grapples with themes of love, loss, and desire. Throughout this third book, she explores her identity as a black…

Pillow Thoughts: The Audiobook Collection

Make a cup of tea and let yourself feel. Pillow Thoughts: The Audiobook Collection is a compilation of Courtney Peppernell's Pillow Thoughts poetry. This bundled audiobook includes all three books in the series, plus Courtney's commentary about her inspiration, writing process and much more.Bonus Materials include a teaser of several poems from the upcoming Pillow…

The Poetry of K.Y. Robinson: The Chaos of Longing and Submerge

Immerse yourself in the poetic world of K.Y. Robinson. The Poetry of K.Y. Robinson: The Chaos of Longing and Submerge is an audio collection of K.Y. Robinson’s work, including unabridged narration of her first two books, interwoven with author commentary and musical accompaniment. This bundled audiobook allows readers to access all of Robinson’s poetry in one place, and to gain insight into…

As Soft as Fire: Collected Poems

As Soft as Fire collects Upile Chisala’s three acclaimed poetry books — soft magic, nectar, and a fire like you — in audiobook form, complete with the author’s reflections on her inspiration and process.  soft magic, Chisala’s debut collection, explores themes of survival and healing; nectar expands on the topics of growth and renewal despite…

Pillow Thoughts

Make a cup of tea and let yourself feel. Pillow Thoughts is a collection of poetry and prose about heartbreak, love, and raw emotions. It is divided into sections to read when you feel you need them most.

Read The Obituary Honoring John P. McMeel

Kansas City, MO (July 8, 2021) – John P. McMeel, Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Kansas City-based Andrews McMeel Universal (AMU), passed away July 7, 2021, announced AMU Chairman Hugh T. Andrews. He was 85 years old. “John was one of the most dynamic, energetic, and positive personalities one might ever encounter,” said Andrews. His…