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Heritage Builders pulls chef's book from publication Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 10 December 2015 01:55 PM America/New_York

Sir-White-House-Chef-book-coverHeritage Builders Publishing has ceased publication and distribution of White House chef Ronnie Seaton's controversial new book, Sir White House Chef. Released this month, the book’s content and the author’s credibility came under fire in Sunday's New York Post.

The newspaper said the chef lied about his job, degree, knighthood and Purple Heart from the Vietnam War. Seaton, 62, now works in New Orleans.

Mason Smith, the company's executive vice president, explains the decision.

“We feel that we must protect the reputation of our company and of our many authors,” Smith said. “Because we have been unable to get sufficient answers to some of the challenges made by the media, we have decided to stop (the book's) publication and distribution effective immediately."

Founded in 2009, Heritage Builders Publishing is home to the “Serendipity” series from best-selling author Stephen Cosgrove, a number of autobiographies, Christmas novel Three Searching Kings and other family and faith-based titles.