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People of Yellowstone Book Project

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in Uncategorized, Yellowstone National Park | 1 comment

The People of Yellowstone project takes you behind the scenes to meet eighty-five extraordinary people, with beautiful photographs and personal stories about how they found their way to Yellowstone and what they do there. You will meet the legendary John Craighead, one of the first scientists to track and understand the life of grizzly bears; Suzanne Lewis, the first woman to be superintendent of Yellowstone; Grant Bulltail, tribal elder; Doug Smith, who facilitated the reintroduction of the grey wolves;  along with wranglers, park rangers, rescue dog trainers, animal trackers, and many more. Yellowstone is able to remain a wild and wonderful natural treasure because of these fascinating, energetic and courageous people. The book was released on April 1, 2017. Please visit the People of Yellowstone website to learn more about this exciting project and beautiful book.

Coming soon!!! from Elm Grove Press

Posted by on Apr 29, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Combat and Campus: Writing Through War – A magnificent collaboration between poet Annette Langlois Grunseth and her brother, Sgt. Peter R. Langlois, tells their true story of the Vietnam War from a family perspective. An honest, eloquent, raw and graphic portrayal in poetry, prose and Peter’s letters from the heart of battle.
See our events page for details of the book launch on May 17, 2021. 

Opinionated Women in the Land of Steady Habits

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in journalism, New Books, News, Women writers | 0 comments

Our latest book, edited by veteran journalist James H. Smith, is a collection of opinion columns by women that have been featured in Connecticut newspapers. This is a fascinating collection of brilliant writing available now in all Independent Bookstores. Distributed by the Ingram Book Company.

Robert Brackman Remembered

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Homepage Slider | 0 comments

Robert Brackman touched the lives of countless people through his art and teaching. His legacy still lives, more than three decades after his death, perpetuated by the enthusiasm of former students who remain passionate about how and what they learned from this master teacher. His love of teaching was unwavering, sometimes as a strong critic, but always with a great eagerness for the student to understand. Brackman arrived in the U.S. as an immigrant from Russia, suffering many hardships as a child. Today his art can be found in museums and collections throughout the world. In this book, Lois H. Constantine tells the story of her relationship with Brackman that started as a student and teacher and evolved into an inspiring friendship.

What people are saying about “5 Rules for Drama-Free Living”

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“In a world filled with self-help books, it’s a rare pleasure to read one that offers so much depth and wisdom in such an easily-readable fashion. Ideas and tools that are field-tested by someone on the front lines of helping others make their lives a much better place to be. Highly recommended!” says Christopher Bauer, PhD, author and psychologist.

Now available! 5 Rules for Drama-Free Living

Posted by on Jun 25, 2017 in Homepage Slider | 0 comments


A concise guide to clearing the drama-inducing, emotional  clutter from your life. Everyone you know will benefit from reading this beautifully written book by therapist, Elaine Bentley Baughn, MS, LMFT.

“The 5 Rules in this book will help you manage stress, make mindful choices about your life, increase life satisfaction, and regain power over your daily life. This book combines simple explanations of neuroscience, easily accessible mindfulness skills, and pearls of wisdom gleaned from an experienced psychotherapist’s years of helping people reclaim their lives. If you’ve ever wondered if there was a better way, then this book is for you.” Debra Burdick, LCSW, BCN.

People of Yellowstone

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Homepage Slider | 0 comments

People of YellowstoneYellowstone National Park is a national treasure recognized throughout the world. This beautiful book features eighty-seven portraits and real-life stories of people who maintain its wildness, capture it in photographs, lead expeditions, collect scientific data, wrangle horses for trail rides, document seismic activity, study wildlife, rescue stranded hikers and climbers, and much more. If you’ve always wanted to work in Yellowstone – you will love these stories and photographs.


It’s here! A Boy’s Life in the Baby Boom: True Tales From Small Town America

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in Homepage Slider | 0 comments

“A joyful return tot he simple pleasures of growing up in the pre-digital age. This memoir is a stroll through the youthful struggles, foibles and triumphs of the baby boom generation…Jim’s story conjures images of a 1960s Huck Finn supplanted to that special place we call our home town.” David McNellis


The Baby Boom!

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We are pleased to announce the publication of A Boy’s Life in the Baby Boom: True Tales from Small Town America, a memoir  by James Herbert Smith. A return to the simple pleasures of growing up in the 1950s, set in a charming upstate New York village. For ordering information, please write to: [email protected]


Forty Sons and Daughters Finding Father Within

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Homepage Slider, New Books | 0 comments

 $18.95 plus $3.99 shipping & handling.
A perfect gift for fathers, sons and daughters.



How did my father influence who I am? Here are forty answers to this universal and searching question discovered by mining the recollections of sons and daughters from every imaginable background.

Brief essays about each father and memories of the child-parent relationship are accompanied by archival photographs.

Readers will follow these extraordinary people in the quest we all have to know more of the male parent who brought us into the world.



“As a writer, editor and teacher of memoir, I am stunned by the way this book, in snippets of merely 350 words, reveals the stories that matter most: the intimacies and struggles of family. Pay attention, literary world: The memoir has been reinvented.”
-Lary Bloom, author of The Writer Within, Letters From Nuremberg, 13 Days, and Lary Bloom’s Connecticut Notebook.

“Fathers, we all had them, love them or hate them or both. This is a lovely compendium of the man who shaped each of us that may well teach some valuable lessons in life.”
-Morley Safer, CBS News Correspondent and 60 Minutes cast member. Author of Flashbacks: On Returning to Vietnam.

“Far more than forty fathers, this book offers an infinity of portraits! On each reading the fathers and their children change shape. The lens seems always to be at a fresh angle, differently illuminating the two joined figures struggling to separate in the shifting mansions of memory. This is a profound and luminous source of enrichment in our journeys to  understand ourselves.”
-David Hays, with his son Daniel, co-authored My Old Man and the Sea, the ultimate father-son adventure through the world’s most fabled waters in a little boat named The Sparrow.


Jess Maghan, author and editor, recently retired as professor of criminal justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He continues to advise governments and police departments around the world on illicit trafficking, hate crimes and terrorism.


Sam Lindberg, photographer, has had a long career as a professional photographer and has collaborated with Irving Penn and other distinguished artists.

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