Brown, Jared M. 1964–
Brown, Jared M. 1964–
(Jared McDaniel Brown)
PERSONAL: Born August 27, 1964, in Ithaca, NY; son of Alan (an internist and author) and Nancy (a home-maker and gardener) Brown; married Anistatia R. Miller (a writer and Web site designer). Ethnicity: "Scottish/Dutch." Education: Attended Hobart College; New York University, B.A., 1993. Religion: Presbyterian. Hobbies and other interests: Camping, skiing, mountain biking, fly-fishing, nature photography, cooking.
CAREER: Freelance writer, 1995–. Cocktail creator, spirits developer, and consultant; Museum of the American Cocktail, cofounder and publisher of Mixel-lany Books; teacher of classes on cocktails and spirits; developer of the formula for Heavy Water Vodka.
MEMBER: American Society of Journalists and Authors, Authors Guild, Authors League of America.
AWARDS, HONORS: Awards for Web site designs (with wife, Anistatia R. Miller) include Point Survey Award, 1995, and Magellan Award, 1996; Gold Medal (with Miller), Beverage Tasting Institute, and medals from San Francisco World Spirits Competition, all 2005, for Heavy Water Vodka.
WITH WIFE, ANISTATIA R. MILLER
Optometry in America: A History of the Illinois College of Optometry, Illinois College of Optometry (Chicago, IL), 1996.
Frommer's Vancouver and Victoria Guide, 3rd edition, Macmillan Travel (New York, NY), 1996, 4th edition, 1998.
(With Miller and others) Frommer's Canada, 9th edition, Macmillan Travel (New York, NY), 1996, 10th edition, 1998.
Shaken Not Stirred: A Celebration of the Martini, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1997.
The Speaker's Lifetime Library, revised and expanded edition, Prentice-Hall (Paramus, NJ), 1997.
(Editor) Leonard Spinrad and Thelma Spinrad, On This Day in History, Prentice Hall (Paramus, NJ), 1998.
What Logos Do and How They Do It, Rockport Publishers (Gloucester, MA), 1998.
Design Sense: Graphic Design on a Limited Budget, Rockport Publishers (Gloucester, MA), 1998.
Graphic Design Speak, Rockport Publishers (Gloucester, MA), 1999.
The Complete Astrological Handbook for the Twenty-first Century: Understanding and Applying the Wisdom of Chinese, Tibetan, Arabian, Judaic, and Western Astrology, Shocken Books (New York, NY), 1999.
Champagne Cocktails, ReganBooks (New York, NY), 1999.
More on This Day in History, Prentice-Hall (Paramus, NJ), 2002.
Perfect Match: Discovering your Soulmate, Schocken Books (New York, NY), 2002.
Logos: Making a Strong Mark, Rockport Publishers (Gloucester, MA), 2004.
Also contributor to periodicals, including Wine Spectator, Wine & Dine, Slammed, Food Arts, Diffords Guide to Drinking, Mixologist: Journal of the American Cocktail, Gotham, Hamptons, L.A. Confidential, and Adobe.
SIDELIGHTS: Jared M. Brown once told CA: "My wife, Anistatia R. Miller, has had a profound influence on my writing. For one thing, everything either of us writes is a joint effort. She's also the hardest worker I've ever seen and motivates me to keep pushing on, learning and writing, learning and writing. Why learning? No one is born an expert on anything, and it is impossible to ever know everything. That's why learning is an essential part of the writing process."
For more information, see entry on Anistatia R. Miller.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Shaken Not Stirred: A Celebration of the Martini, http://www.martiniplace.com (May 26, 2006).