Susan Schadt Press was established in February 2015 by Susan Schadt, former president and CEO of ArtsMemphis, a 50-year-old non-profit arts funding organization. While with ArtsMemphis, Schadt founded Wild Abundance Publishing where she authored and edited: First Shooting LightWild AbundanceA Million Wings and MEMPHIS: Sweet, Spicy And A Little Greasy.  In 2016 Susan Schadt Press launched Reel Masters: Chefs Casting About With Timing & Grace and The Chubby Vegetarian:100 Inspired Vegetable Recipes for the Modern Table. Upcoming books launching fall 2017: Calling The Wild: The History of Arkansas Duck Calls -- A Legacy of Craftmanship and Rich Hunting Tradition, and Shelby Farms Park, Elevating a City: The Improbable Journey of America’s Great 21st Century Urban Park..

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Our current publications would not have been possible without the contributions of many talented individuals. Find out more about our chefs, authors, photographers and behind the scenes talent. 


Andrea LeTard - Author
A Mississippi-raised, self-taught chef who calls Memphis home. Her recipes are what she likes to call "next-generation southern." They're upscale yet fun using fine, fresh, and sometimes unique ingredients, always with southern flair and a story or memory that inspired them. She is a true believer that the fondest memories are made in the kitchen, at the dinner table, and surrounded by food. Cooking is her passion, but, she says "it’s not always about the food. It’s about the company that surrounds me when food is present – the laughs shared over a good glass of wine and a nice meal, the memories made with every pot stirred and bite taken, and generations of passed down recipes and cooking tips. Andrea has been featured on Cooking Channel, Today Show, and Local Memphis Live. She was chosen as a Top 100 Contestant on MasterChef Season 6. Follow Andrea on Facebook, Instagram (@andreas_cooktales), and her video blog series at andreascooktales.com.


Mike Lewis – Author
An attorney from Whitehall, Arkansas, Lewis, is a lifelong hunter and began hunting at an early age. As a native Arkansan, he has lived in an area renowned worldwide for its duck hunting and fine call makers. Lewis began actively collecting duck calls, a uniquely American art form and documenting the history of early call makers in the mid-1990s.

Lewis has accumulated one of the world’s most historically and artistically significant collections of Arkansas-made duck calls numbering approximately two-thousand calls dating from 1890 to the present.

Lisa Buser, Memphis – Photographer
Lisa Buser is an award-winning photojournalist with more than 20 years of experience in commercial, advertising, and newspaper photography. Buser serves a wide range of clients including Susan Schadt Press, USAToday, The Food Network, CNN, Random House Publishing Group, AutoZone, and Methodist LeBonheur Children’s Hospital. Among her many recognitions is the Media Orthopedic Award for photographs published on USAToday.com. 


Tom Jones, Memphis – Author
Tom Jones writes a monthly City Journal column for Memphis magazine and the Smart City Memphis blog, recognized by the Pew Partnership for Civic Change as “one of the most engaging” civic-minded blogs in the U.S. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee.. 

Peter Harnik, Washington D.C. – Forward
Peter Harnik, Director of The Trust for Public Land’s Center for City Park Excellence has led numerous research projects into what makes for great park systems. His book, Urban Green: Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities, was named one of the five best books of 2011 by the American Society of Landscape Architects’ blog.

Kimball Musk, Boulder, CO – Contributor
Kimball Musk, Entrepreneur, Environmentalist, Owner of The Kitchen Cafe, LLC, a family of community restaurants located in Boulder, Fort Collins, Denver, Glendale, Chicago and Memphis. He co-founded The Kitchen Community, a nonprofit that brings outdoor vegetable gardens called "Learning Gardens" to schoolyards and community spaces..

Marlon BlackwellFayetteville, AR – Contributor
Marlon Blackwell serves as Distinguished Professor and Department Head in the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. His work has received numerous national and international design awards and significant publication in books, architectural journals and magazines..

Jim Corner, Memphis – Contributor
James Corner, Founder and Director of James Corner Field Operations, a leading-edge urban design, landscape architecture and public realm practice based in New York City. Author of  The High Line, his major projects include the High Line in New York, Seattle's Central Waterfront, Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront in Hong Kong, Chicago's Navy Pier, the Civic Center Parks in Santa Monica, and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London..