We publish your book to Amazon, and hundreds of other online bookstores will carry your title through IngramSparks distributors. We can arrange for your book to be placed into local bookstores for readings. Pictured is Dr. Al Shoaf, author and professor emeritus, and he knows how to get excited at readings. Read Dr. Shoaf's new title Call Me Queequeg, Ishmael. Invite the Professor to read.
Most of our authors' books have blurbs from contemporaries in the writing world. We are blessed to have such talent represented, and we do not take this for granted. If you are a new writer, do not feel intimidated, however. The best writer I have ever read, and I said, EVER read, was a convenience store clerk, and she had no college education, no MFA. College does not equal great writer. Writing, a God-given talent given to some, but it is also a skill that must be practiced. It can be learned by the author and perfected by the author, and further perfected by the editor and publisher. But anyone can do it. And you aren't alone. Everyone has a story to tell. I can assist you in understanding that.
Crystal Jenkins Woods teaches writing at Columbus State University. "Woods' poems are adventurous, hopeful; they seem to say what we always meant to say, tell stories we wish we'd told, and finish out sentences or long-lost thoughts." -- Abby E. Murray
Read and review her book today.
We've never met Bill, except through his words, and they say enough to get the gist of who he may be. We writers use masks more than most.
Songs of Chaos is a collection of poetry, prose, and prose poems that explores darkness and light and despair and courage both thoughtfully and ferociously. Its purpose is to teach our madness how to sing even if those songs are mere whispers. The works in this volume are both passionate and provocative, but they are also very honest and come from a place that is a part of collective memory.
This is our most under-appreciated work and that is because not many have given it a chance. This is an award-winning gem waiting to be discovered, and I stake my full reputation on that fact.
Narrated by a nun who helps run a leprosarium on the banks of the Mississippi River in the Civil War era, Leechdom is an historical fable which examines the nature of human suffering and the struggle for redemption.
John McCluskey's I Will Listen If You Tell Me Who I Am has been reviewed in Quill & Parchment. It is a wonderful look into this collection, so give it a read. Order this spectacular book of poetry and give John a review on Amazon.
Jimmie Ray Pennington, author of My Kentucky, has had two successful readings so far and is listing several places he wants to see his book. Jimmie is also a visual artist. I find his work as good if not better than Wendell Berry's poetry. No complaining. Just down home words to a graceful God as a way of giving thanks. Beautiful images.
Carroll Taylor's Chinaberry Summer adorable story about youth in West Central Georgia, in the woods outside Columbus, GA, basically.
When Sissie Stevenson reluctantly begins her fifth grade year at Slippery Branch Elementary School, she has lots of questions that need answers. How can she stop the class bully from picking on her cousin and best friend Spud McKenna? Why do some of the adults in her family behave so badly? Why would anyone want to harm snakes and turtles? One extraordinary teacher will set her on a new direction, and a very special member of the family will help her discover answers to her questions.
Elementary and middle school teachers, this is a fantastic reader for your kids. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for teacher discounts. Carroll and I have taught for years and we love teachers.
Marion Deutsche Cohen (2), Jeremy Downes, Holly Dunlap, Melissa Dickson Blackburn (Jackson), Kelly Jolley, Travis McCullers, Jimmie Ray Pennington, Emily Elizabeth Schulten (see bottom of the site), Al Shoaf (2) Johnny Summerfield (2), Bill Suter, Carey Scott Wilkerson, Crystal Jenkins Woods, and Allen Berry.
A few of our poets have published two books with us.
As you can see with these books to read we need more good books of fiction. Click on numbers for other titles with New Plains Press. A second or third book by an author is listed as (2) and (3), respectively.
Our very first author was Emily Elizabeth Schulten who lives and teaches in the Keys. The first book will always be special to New Plains Press. Order just below.
A great start for New Plains Press was the poetry collection by Emily Elizabeth Schulten. Order your copy today to help us celebrate more than 10 years as a press. Not available in Alabama.
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