Recommended for beginners: new homeowners and handypersons just getting started.
About the Author
Steve Ettlinger has been an author, editor, and book producer since 1985, and has helped create over forty books, all but two in the popular reference area. His books explain complex and daunting but common things like wine, artificial food ingredients, ethnic cuisines, beer, and DIY hardware. Ettlinger is a successful lecturer and a veteran of dozens of TV, radio, web, and print interviews.
Ettlinger has contributed to various websites, was an occasional contributor to the Huffington Post and The Daily Beast, and has written Op-Ed pieces for the Los Angeles Times and the New York Sun. He is an experienced lecturer at colleges and other venues ranging from Google headquarters to professional conventions. Ettlinger is a former president of the American Book Producers Association (ABPA). He was named 2012 Tech Mentor-in-Residence at Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.
Ettlinger has appeared on The Today Show (three times), CBS This Morning, ABC's Nightline,Good Morning America, Fox News, Montel, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, The Food Network (many times), and dozens of other national, syndicated, and local television and radio shows. He is happy to speak at schools of all levels, from middle school to grad school, as well as to address professional organizations. He is a regular at Pratt Institute and NYU Steinhardt graduate schools. Please contact him directly regarding any speaking engagement or television opportunity.
Philip Schmidt (Golden, CO) is an avid environmentalist and a home improvement expert who has written many successful DIY books, including Build Your Kids a Treehouse, The Complete Guide to Patios, and The Complete Guide to Contemporary Sheds. He lives in Golden, CO