Mill Park Publishing of Eagle, Idaho was created in 2003 by author Elaine Ambrose.
The company facilitates fee-based book publication and marketing for local authors
and organizes writer's retreats.

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  • Elaine Ambrose Authors Announced for Midlife Anthology
    Written by Elaine Ambrose
    Authors Announced for Midlife Anthology
     
     
     
    For Immediate Release  --  August 8, 2015
    Contact: Elaine Ambrose, Publisher
    Cell: (208) 890-8122  Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
     
     
    Eagle, ID – Mill Park Publishing of Eagle, Idaho today announced the winning entries for the new anthology, Feisty after 45. The book will feature 26 midlife authors from across the country, and topics include humor, grandchildren, travel, inspiration, eldercare, travel, and personal growth. The paperback book and e-book will be available in the spring of 2016.
     
    Mill Park Publishing features award-winning books written by women and organizes writing retreats and creativity workshops. The company’s books have won 14 awards in the past 3 years, and a portion of the sales proceeds is donated to local charities. The anthology Little White Dress won the Bronze Medal for Women’s Issues from the Independent Publisher Book Awards program in 2012. A humorous book for women titled Midlife Cabernet won two national humor awards in 2014, and Publishers Weekly wrote that the book is “laugh-out-loud funny.” 
     
    Mill Park Publishing​ has enabled 52 women to become published authors. Proceeds from book sales have been donated to several local charities, including Dress for Success Boise Valley, Women's and Children's Alliance​, THE CABIN​ Writers in the Schools Program, Boys and Girls Club of Ada County, and Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association​. The company is owned by author and syndicated blogger Elaine Ambrose.
     
    More than 200 entries were submitted to the anthology. The 26 winning writers are as follows:
     
    Anne Bardsley, South Pasadena, FL
    Sherry Briscoe, Boise, ID
    Carol Cassara, San Jose, CA
    Lynn Cobb, Royal Oak, MI
    Kimberly Joyce Dalferes, Fairfax, VA
    Bonnie Dodge, Twin Falls, ID
    Marcia Kester Doyle, Pompano Beach, FL
    Janie Emaus, Los Angeles, CA
    Elyse Ericssen, Boise, ID
    Lee Gaitan, Atlanta, GA
    Stacey Gustafson, Pleasanton, CA
    Kimberly Jayne, Austin, TX
    Roxanne Jones, Brunswick, ME
    Lisa Kanarek, Dallas, TX
    Ruth Knox, Meridian, ID
    Kimberly Montgomery, Incline Village, NV
    Mary-Leah Moore, Bothell, WA
    Heidi Naylor, Boise, ID
    Laurie Oien, White Bear Lake, MN
    Betty Rodgers, Boise, ID
    Candy Schulman, New York, New York
    Amy Hartl Sherman, Glen Ellyn, IL
    Terri Lehr Spilman, Carmel, IN
    Kathryn Streeter, Austin, TX
    Camille DeFer Thompson, San Ramon, CA
    Linda Wolff, Los Angeles, CA
     
    Written on Sunday, 09 August 2015 03:58 in Elaine's Blog Read 376 times
  • Elaine Ambrose Mill Park Publishing will attend the Sun Valley Wellness Festival May 22-23
    Written by Elaine Ambrose
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  • Elaine Ambrose "Write the River" Women's Writing Retreat scheduled for September
    Written by Elaine Ambrose

    Details are on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-by-the-river-womens-writing-retreat-tickets-16737337828

     cabin in fall

     

    The next "Write by the River" Women's Writing Retreat will be Friday, September 11, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 11:00 AM (MDT) in Garden Valley, Idaho. Find details and ticket information on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-by-the-river-womens-writing-retreat-tickets-16737337828

    Ticket Information TICKET TYPE SALES END PRICE FEE QUANTITY Private room with shared bathroom Sep 11, 2015 $200.00 $11.99 Ticket Quantity Select Private room with private bathroom Sep 11, 2015 $250.00

    You are invited to join us for a weekend of writing, rejuvination, and relaxation in two deluxe cabins in the Idaho mountains. Space is limited to six women. * Private bedroom with mountain or river views and writing desk * Option for shared or private bathroom * Healthy meals and snacks - 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch * Two writing workshops led by published author and syndicated blogger Elaine Ambrose * Free afternoon to write, hike, read, or socialize * Volunteer to read your work to the group * Fireside chats

    Detailed directions: North on Highway 55, right at Banks onto Banks-Lowman Road, go east approximately 12 miles through Garden Valley and turn right onto Alder Creek Road, turn right on Freedom Ranch Road, and right on Southfork Lane. We're in the first cabin on the right: 26 Southfork Lane. The telephon number at that cabin is (208) 462-4413.

    Have questions about "Write by the River" Women's Writing Retreat? Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

    Written on Saturday, 25 April 2015 22:35 in Elaine's Blog Read 419 times
  • Elaine Ambrose Writing and Wellness Retreat Inspires Women
    Written by Elaine Ambrose
     
    Mill Park Publishing of Eagle has sponsored “Write by the River” writing retreats since 2008, and the quarterly events are scheduled in two deluxe cabins near the mountain town of Garden Valley, Idaho. Previous faculty for the retreats includes Pulitzer Prize Winner Anthony Doerr, Whiting Award Winner Alan Heathcock, and New York Times bestselling authors AK Turner and Jennifer Basye Sander.
     
     
    In 2015, a women-only option was added to include a focus on wellness in addition to writing. The weekend is organized and hosted by Elaine Ambrose, Mill Park Publishing owner and author, and Emily Nielsen, a wellness coach and owner of Balance Family Fitness. Activities include healthy meals, gentle yoga, writing workshops set to music, fireside chats, and free time to write or explore. Attendees have arrived from four states, and the retreats usually are sold out.
     
     
    The next Women’s Wellness and Writing Retreat is May1-3, and details are on the website at http://womenswellnesswritingretreat.eventbrite.com/?s=32519943. The costs begin at $250 for two night’s lodging, all meals, healthy snacks, speakers, writing materials, and individual coaching. The Saturday-only option is available for $100.
     
    Mill Park Publishing produces books written by women. The books have won 14 prestigious awards, including a Silver Medal and a Bronze Medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards program. The company has produced 26 published authors, and two more books are in production. Mill Park Publishing donates a portion of books sales to various local charities, including Treasure Valley Dress for Success, the Cabin Writers in the School Program, and the Women’s and Children’s Alliance.
     
     
    Written on Thursday, 23 April 2015 20:54 in Elaine's Blog Read 386 times
  • Elaine Ambrose Congratulations, Tony Doerr
    Written by Elaine Ambrose

    doerr

    Congratulations to author Anthony Doerr for winning the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel All the Light We Cannot See. Finalists for the acclaimed prize included Joyce Carol Oates. Doerr’s best-selling book tells the captivating story of a blind French girl and a young German soldier during World War ll.

    At the book’s premiere party last year in Boise, Doerr explained how he took several years to research and write the novel. He researched, traveled, wrote, and reworked sentences for more than a week just to complete one particular paragraph. His attention to detail, character, setting, and story sets him apart as one of the world’s great writers.

    Doerr was a speaker at the 2010 “Write by the River” writer’s retreat sponsored by Mill Park Publishing. At the retreat, he spoke about the writing process, and he visited with each attendee. We are honored to have him in our area.

    The next writer's retreat is May 1-3 in Garden Valley. http://womenswellnesswritingretreat.eventbrite.com/?s=32519943

     

     

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    Written on Monday, 20 April 2015 20:18 in Elaine's Blog Read 365 times
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Sunday, 09 August 2015 03:58

Authors Announced for Midlife Anthology

 
 
 
For Immediate Release  --  August 8, 2015
Contact: Elaine Ambrose, Publisher
Cell: (208) 890-8122  Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
 
Eagle, ID – Mill Park Publishing of Eagle, Idaho today announced the winning entries for the new anthology, Feisty after 45. The book will feature 26 midlife authors from across the country, and topics include humor, grandchildren, travel, inspiration, eldercare, travel, and personal growth. The paperback book and e-book will be available in the spring of 2016.
 
Mill Park Publishing features award-winning books written by women and organizes writing retreats and creativity workshops. The company’s books have won 14 awards in the past 3 years, and a portion of the sales proceeds is donated to local charities. The anthology Little White Dress won the Bronze Medal for Women’s Issues from the Independent Publisher Book Awards program in 2012. A humorous book for women titled Midlife Cabernet won two national humor awards in 2014, and Publishers Weekly wrote that the book is “laugh-out-loud funny.” 
 
Mill Park Publishing​ has enabled 52 women to become published authors. Proceeds from book sales have been donated to several local charities, including Dress for Success Boise Valley, Women's and Children's Alliance​, THE CABIN​ Writers in the Schools Program, Boys and Girls Club of Ada County, and Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association​. The company is owned by author and syndicated blogger Elaine Ambrose.
 
More than 200 entries were submitted to the anthology. The 26 winning writers are as follows:
 
Anne Bardsley, South Pasadena, FL
Sherry Briscoe, Boise, ID
Carol Cassara, San Jose, CA
Lynn Cobb, Royal Oak, MI
Kimberly Joyce Dalferes, Fairfax, VA
Bonnie Dodge, Twin Falls, ID
Marcia Kester Doyle, Pompano Beach, FL
Janie Emaus, Los Angeles, CA
Elyse Ericssen, Boise, ID
Lee Gaitan, Atlanta, GA
Stacey Gustafson, Pleasanton, CA
Kimberly Jayne, Austin, TX
Roxanne Jones, Brunswick, ME
Lisa Kanarek, Dallas, TX
Ruth Knox, Meridian, ID
Kimberly Montgomery, Incline Village, NV
Mary-Leah Moore, Bothell, WA
Heidi Naylor, Boise, ID
Laurie Oien, White Bear Lake, MN
Betty Rodgers, Boise, ID
Candy Schulman, New York, New York
Amy Hartl Sherman, Glen Ellyn, IL
Terri Lehr Spilman, Carmel, IN
Kathryn Streeter, Austin, TX
Camille DeFer Thompson, San Ramon, CA
Linda Wolff, Los Angeles, CA
 

Details are on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-by-the-river-womens-writing-retreat-tickets-16737337828

 cabin in fall

 

The next "Write by the River" Women's Writing Retreat will be Friday, September 11, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 11:00 AM (MDT) in Garden Valley, Idaho. Find details and ticket information on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-by-the-river-womens-writing-retreat-tickets-16737337828

Ticket Information TICKET TYPE SALES END PRICE FEE QUANTITY Private room with shared bathroom Sep 11, 2015 $200.00 $11.99 Ticket Quantity Select Private room with private bathroom Sep 11, 2015 $250.00

You are invited to join us for a weekend of writing, rejuvination, and relaxation in two deluxe cabins in the Idaho mountains. Space is limited to six women. * Private bedroom with mountain or river views and writing desk * Option for shared or private bathroom * Healthy meals and snacks - 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch * Two writing workshops led by published author and syndicated blogger Elaine Ambrose * Free afternoon to write, hike, read, or socialize * Volunteer to read your work to the group * Fireside chats

Detailed directions: North on Highway 55, right at Banks onto Banks-Lowman Road, go east approximately 12 miles through Garden Valley and turn right onto Alder Creek Road, turn right on Freedom Ranch Road, and right on Southfork Lane. We're in the first cabin on the right: 26 Southfork Lane. The telephon number at that cabin is (208) 462-4413.

Have questions about "Write by the River" Women's Writing Retreat? Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thursday, 23 April 2015 20:54

Writing and Wellness Retreat Inspires Women

 
Mill Park Publishing of Eagle has sponsored “Write by the River” writing retreats since 2008, and the quarterly events are scheduled in two deluxe cabins near the mountain town of Garden Valley, Idaho. Previous faculty for the retreats includes Pulitzer Prize Winner Anthony Doerr, Whiting Award Winner Alan Heathcock, and New York Times bestselling authors AK Turner and Jennifer Basye Sander.
 
 
In 2015, a women-only option was added to include a focus on wellness in addition to writing. The weekend is organized and hosted by Elaine Ambrose, Mill Park Publishing owner and author, and Emily Nielsen, a wellness coach and owner of Balance Family Fitness. Activities include healthy meals, gentle yoga, writing workshops set to music, fireside chats, and free time to write or explore. Attendees have arrived from four states, and the retreats usually are sold out.
 
 
The next Women’s Wellness and Writing Retreat is May1-3, and details are on the website at http://womenswellnesswritingretreat.eventbrite.com/?s=32519943. The costs begin at $250 for two night’s lodging, all meals, healthy snacks, speakers, writing materials, and individual coaching. The Saturday-only option is available for $100.
 
Mill Park Publishing produces books written by women. The books have won 14 prestigious awards, including a Silver Medal and a Bronze Medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards program. The company has produced 26 published authors, and two more books are in production. Mill Park Publishing donates a portion of books sales to various local charities, including Treasure Valley Dress for Success, the Cabin Writers in the School Program, and the Women’s and Children’s Alliance.
 
 
Monday, 20 April 2015 20:18

Congratulations, Tony Doerr

doerr

Congratulations to author Anthony Doerr for winning the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel All the Light We Cannot See. Finalists for the acclaimed prize included Joyce Carol Oates. Doerr’s best-selling book tells the captivating story of a blind French girl and a young German soldier during World War ll.

At the book’s premiere party last year in Boise, Doerr explained how he took several years to research and write the novel. He researched, traveled, wrote, and reworked sentences for more than a week just to complete one particular paragraph. His attention to detail, character, setting, and story sets him apart as one of the world’s great writers.

Doerr was a speaker at the 2010 “Write by the River” writer’s retreat sponsored by Mill Park Publishing. At the retreat, he spoke about the writing process, and he visited with each attendee. We are honored to have him in our area.

The next writer's retreat is May 1-3 in Garden Valley. http://womenswellnesswritingretreat.eventbrite.com/?s=32519943

 

 

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Monday, 02 March 2015 23:37

Call for Submissions: Midlife Anthology

 
 
Mill Park Publishing is announcing a "Call for Submissions" for a new anthology to be published in paperback and e-book format in early 2016.
 
The working title is Feisty after 45 - The Best Blogs from Midlife Women
 
Women bloggers over the age of 44 are encouraged to enter a favorite blog to be considered for the anthology. 
 
•Paperback and e-book due in early 2016
 
•1200 words maximum
 
•Deadline June 1, 2015
 
•Selected entries receive $25 and one book
 
 
Mill Park Publishing of Eagle, Idaho offers award-winning books written by women. A portion of the sales proceeds goes to charity. Mill Park Publishing also organizes and offers writing retreats for women. The company is owned by author Elaine Ambrose.  www.elaineambrose.com
 
ENTRY FORM:
 
Mill Park Publishing features award-wining books written by women. The anthology Little White Dress featured 26 women writers and won the Bronze Medal for Womens Issues from the Independent Publisher Book Awards Program in 2012. This new anthology Feisty after 45 will include blogs written by women over the age of 44. Categories will be humor, inspiration, grandchildren, eldercare, travel, and personal growth.
 
We're seeking positive stories that will appeal to middle-aged women. Please don't send any articles about religion, politics, home-based businesses, or rants. Recipes are accepted, but should be correct. 
 
Mill Park Publishing follows the First North American Publication Rights (FNAPR). By submitting your piece to Mill Park Publishing, you are verifying that Mill Park Publishing has the right to be the first in North America to publish the material once. Then, unless you've granted other rights or licenses as well, all copyright to that material reverts back to you. If your submission is not accepted, all copyright to that material remains with the author. By submitting you piece, you are verifying that Mill Park Publishing has the right to publish this submission in media platforms known and yet to be discovered. Selected entries will receive $25 and one book after publication. Additional books and e-books will be available for purchase.
 
 
Complete and paste this form into an email. Attach proposed entry. Email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
 
 
Name (first and last as it will appear in print): ___________________________________________________________________________
 
 
Address (street, city, town, zip): _____________________________________________________________________________________
 
 
Email: ___________________________________________________________________________________________
 
 
Name of Blog or website: __________________________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
Circle appropriate category: humor - inspiration - grandchildren - eldercare - travel - personal growth
 
 
 
(One submission per person, please.)
 
 
 
100-word Biography:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Complete entry form and email with attached word document to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by June 1, 2015.
 

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/garden-valley-womens-wellness-and-writing-retreat-tickets-1548411741 

 

Click on the link above for details about the retreat scheduled for May 1-3, 2015.

 

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/garden-valley-womens-wellness-and-writing-retreat-tickets-15484117412

Click on the link above for details, cost, and tickets. Space is limited.

 

Garden Valley
Women’s Wellness
and Writing Retreat

May 1-3, 2015
Garden Valley, Idaho

"This retreat changed my life! I was meant to be here."


Please join us for our quarterly wellness and writing retreat. The cost begins at $250 and includes healthy meals, accommodations for two nights at two deluxe cabins in the Idaho mountains, materials, speakers, writing workshops, gentle yoga, fireside chats, individual readings, and wellness workshops. The retreat is located in Garden Valley, Idaho, approximately one hour's drive north of Boise. Limited spaces are available, and tickets are non-refundable after April 15. This retreat is sponsored by Mill Park Publishing of Eagle and Balance Family Fitness of Meridian, Idaho.

Friday, May 1

4:30 – 6:00 pm - Check in – Cabin 1
Unpacking/settling in (Cabin 2)
Nature actives and intention setting, explore the grounds
6:00 pm - Dinner – Cabin 1 - Baked wild-caught salmon with kale and pineapple
Mango-chickpea – cucumber salad, Quinoa pasta with tomato sauce
Balsamic-glazed strawberries with coconut gelato
8:00 pm - Fireside Chat - Cabin 1

Saturday, May 2

7:00 – 8:00 am Sunrise Yoga & Meditation – Cabin 2
8:30 am - Breakfast - Vegan green smoothies (vegan protein powder option)
Fresh fruit and nuts, coffee and tea
9:30 am - Writing Workshop: What Inspires You? – Cabin 1
12:00 pm - Lunch - Sweet & Crunchy Salad Bar
1:00 pm - Hike & hot springs OR relax & write
3:30 pm - Snack
4:00 pm – Self-Worth Workshop – Cabin 1
5:00 pm - Free time – read, write, relax
6:00 pm Dinner - Vegan chili, Quinoa, Garbanzo bean blondies
8:00 pm - Fireside Chat, poetry slam, conversation starters, sharing – Cabin 2

Sunday, May 3

7:00 – 8:00 am - Sunrise Yoga & Meditation – Cabin 2
8:30 am - Breakfast - Vegan green smoothies (vegan protein powder option)
Fresh fruit and nuts, coffee and tea
9:30 am - Workshop: Why Your Story Matters – Cabin 1
11:00 am - Sharing, open mic
12:00 pm - Safe travels!!

Retreat is facilitated by:


Elaine Ambrose, Author, Syndicated Blogger, Motivational Speaker

www.elaineambrose.com

Emily Nielsen, Personal Trainer, AFAA. Group Fitness Instructor, ACE


www.balancefamilyfitness.com

 

Sponsored by Mill Park Publishing, Eagle, Idaho and Balance Family Fitness of Meridian, Idaho.

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