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 One Potato, Two Potato - Two New Children's Books!
    Written by Elaine Ambrose
    Written on Tuesday, 14 November 2017 05:11 in Elaine's Blog Read 37 times
  • Elaine Ambrose One Potato, Two Potato - Two New Children's Books!
    Written by Elaine Ambrose
    One Potato, Two Potato - Two New Children's Books!

     

     

    Bestselling author Elaine Ambrose offers two new children’s books featuring Idaho potatoes, creative stories, and vibrant illustrations.

     

     

    Gators & Taters is available in paperback, eBook, and audiobook as read by the author. The week of bedtime stories features seven original stories with four in prose and three in metered rhyming poetry. The book is one of 50 children’s books selected for Bowker’s National Recommended Reading list.

    The Magic Potato is available in paperback and eBook. The book is a creative, educational, bilingual story book that was approved by the Idaho State Board of Education for the statewide curriculum. The read-out-loud story describes in English and Spanish the adventures of children who ride around Idaho on a magic flying potato.

    Purchase online, from local book stores, or from the author.

    Written on Monday, 13 November 2017 22:14 in Elaine's Blog Read 31 times
  • Elaine Ambrose One Potato, Two Potato - Two New Children's Books!
    Written by Elaine Ambrose
    One Potato, Two Potato - Two New Children's Books!

     

     

    Bestselling author Elaine Ambrose offers two new children’s books featuring Idaho potatoes, creative stories, and vibrant illustrations.

    Gators & Taters is available in paperback, eBook, and audiobook as read by the author. The week of bedtime stories features seven original stories with four in prose and three in metered rhyming poetry. The book is one of 50 children’s books selected for Bowker’s National Recommended Reading list.

    The Magic Potato is available in paperback and eBook. The book is a creative, educational, bilingual story book that was approved by the Idaho State Board of Education for the statewide curriculum. The read-out-loud story describes in English and Spanish the adventures of children who ride around Idaho on a magic flying potato.

    Purchase online, from local book stores, or from the author.

    Written on Monday, 13 November 2017 22:14 in Elaine's Blog Read 36 times
  • Elaine Ambrose Midlife Happy Hour Available in Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook
    Written by Elaine Ambrose
    Midlife Happy Hour Available in Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook

     

     

    Finalist for Foreword INDIES Book of the Year for Humor.

    #1 Bestseller on Kindle.

    5-Star Review from Foreword Clarion Reviews.

    Winner of 2017 Independent Press Award for Midlife.

    Named a "Distinguished Favorite" for Humor from the 2017 Independent Press Awards.

    Elaine Ambrose boldly writes her latest kiss-my-attitude book as a sassy sequel to Midlife Cabernet. Ambrose shares her festive life experiences and career-crushing anecdotes as she explains how to remain relevant after age 50, why grown children make great travel companions, and how to balance midlife without falling over. Ambrose notes that her feminine mystique sprung a leak after years of competing as a funny female in a serious male job market. Now the hard work is done, and she invites midlife women to join her for Happy Hour.

    Order here for the paperback, $16.95, the eBook, $9.99, or the audiobook read by the author, $13.97.

    Written on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:12 in Elaine's Blog Read 184 times
  • Elaine Ambrose Mill Park Publishing Introduces Book about "Angel Bumps"
    Written by Elaine Ambrose
    Mill Park Publishing Introduces Book about

    Have you experienced an Angel Bump? Mill Park Publishing's latest book features stories of inspiration, comfort, and some humor in Angel Bumps - Hello from Heaven. The anthology was compiled by author Anne Bardsley.

    A sign could come from the sudden appearance of a butterfly, finding a coin or a feather, hearing a memorable song, having a vivid dream, or feeling the presence of a departed loved one. Fifty authors from around the country contributed 60 tender stories in this collection that will console anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. Each author shares a sign from Heaven that reassured them their loved one is still near in spirit. While people die, love is eternal. An Angel Bump is like a luminous light in a dark room. Once you receive a sign from your loved one, you will never be the same. Knowing they are still so close will give you solace. The joy it brings is immeasurable. Some Angel Bumps will make you smile. Others may bring tears to your eyes. One thing is for sure. You will feel loved. After reading Angel Bumps, you might want to keep your eyes open. Be aware. An angel bump can come when you least expect it. Don t miss your very own, sweet, Angel Bump and a hello from Heaven.

    Find Angel Bumps in paperback and eBook on Amazon. Additional outlets may be available soon.

     

    Written on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 14:30 in Elaine's Blog Read 286 times
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Tuesday, 16 February 2016 16:09

"Feisty after 45" Anthology is Ready!

 

Eagle, ID – Mill Park Publishing of Eagle, Idaho announces the premiere of the anthology Feisty after 45 – The Best Blogs from Midlife Women. The book features 45 midlife authors from across the country and Canada, and topics include humor, inspiration, travel, and caregiving. More than 200 entries were received.

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 70 women to become published authors. The company is owned by author and syndicated blogger Elaine Ambrose. Find more information at www.MillParkPublishing.com.

The paperback book Feisty after 45 retails for $12 and is available now on Amazon.com. The eBook version is $2.99 and available soon on Amazon, Nook, KOBO, IBooks, and Google Play.

Selected authors:

Meryl Baer, Ventnor, NJ

Anne Bardsley, South Pasadena, FL

Sharon Olivia Blumberg, Chicago, IL

Susan Swicegood Boswell, Greensboro, NC

Sherry Briscoe, Boise, ID

Carol A. Cassara, San Jose, CA

Cathy Chester, Kinnelon, NJ

Lynne Cobb, Royal Oak, MI

Kimberly “Kimba” Dalferes, Fairfax, VA

Bonnie Dodge, Twin Falls, ID

Marcia Kester Doyle, Pompano Beach, FL

Marie Murphy Duess, Newtown, PA

Janie Emaus, Los Angeles, CA

Susan Emerson, Corvallis, OR

Elyse Ericsson, Boise, ID

Karin Britt Gall, Harrisburg, OH

Lee Gaitan, Atlanta, GA

Stacey Gustafson, Pleasanton, CA

Kimberly Jayne, Austin, TX

Roxanne Jones, Brunswick, ME

Rita Kampen, Langley, BC Canada

Lisa Kanarek, Dallas, TX

Teresa Bell Kindred, Edmonton, KY

Ruth Knox, Meridian, ID

Kristine Laco, Toronto, Canada

Kimberly Montgomery, Incline Village, NV

Mary-Leah Moore, Bothell, WA

Gretchen Higgins Mullins, Boise, ID

Heidi Naylor, Boise, ID

Cheryl Nicholl, New Orleans, LA

Laurie Oien, White Bear Lake, MN

Michelle Baynes Owens, York, PA

Kelly Hams Pearson, Parkville, MO

Elaine Plummer, Wake Forest, NC

Yvonne Ransel, Bristol, IN

Betty Rodgers, Boise, ID

Deborah Ross, Phoenix, AZ

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

Roz Warren, Bala Cynwyd, PA

Saturday, 19 December 2015 14:50

New Cover for "Feisty after 45"

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Escape to the Idaho mountains next year for your choice of retreats for women. Four different themes focus on inner strength, writing and wellness, intensive writing programs, and hypnotic recall writing. Enjoy all activities, workshops, meals, and accommodations in two deluxe cabins next to a scenic river only an hour’s drive north of Boise.
 
 
 
1.  Desire Map Retreat,  is January 22-24. This course is a guide for discovering your core desired feelings and lighting up your life and is organized and facilitated by Emily Nielsen, owner of Balance Family Fitness, wellness coach, and Desire Map Retreat Facilitator. The cost is $495 and includes lodging, all whole food meals and snacks, Desire Map Workbook, and all activities and excursions.
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2. Writing and Wellness Retreat for Woman  is February 5-8. The retreat is organized and facilitated by Elaine Ambrose, published author, syndicated blogger, and publisher, and Emily Nielsen, owner of Balance Family Fitness and wellness coach. The cost is between $260 and $370, depending upon room selection, and includes lodging, all meals, writing workshops, yoga, meditation exercises, and healthy cuisine.
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3. Creative Kindling Retreat for Women is April 29-May 1. The retreat is organized and facilitated by professional authors AK Turner, Christy Hovey, and Elaine Ambrose. This intensive weekend is limited to those who are serious about taking their manuscript to the next level. Spend three days in scenic Garden Valley in deluxe cabins, enjoying fantastic food and wine. This weekend will be fun, but also productive. Each attendee will develop a complete book outline, writing schedule, and choose between blog development or assistance with social media profiles. This retreat accommodates a maximum of 6 attendees. Private rooms are available for $500. The Girlfriend Getaway Suite (two twin beds) is available for $420 per person. Pricing includes meals and airport transportation. To apply, please send a brief paragraph about yourself and your proposed project to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
 
4. The Hypnotic Recall Writing Workshop will be May 20-23 and additional details are to be announced. Award-winning author, syndicated columnist, workshop presenter, and TV show host Suzette Martinez Stranding brings her nationally recognized expertise to lead a limited group of women into a hypnotic recall session to enhance and inspire their writing.
 
 
 
 
These workshops sell out early, so consider which one is right for you. Or, consider joining us for more than one! Additional retreats will be announced for the autumn months. We promise positive results and renewed energy.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Preview creativekindlingretreat.com for the latest news about corporate, tailored, and women's writing retreats.
 
 
Writing retreats are available to private groups with up to 5 participants based on single occupancy, or up to 10 participants with shared rooms. A three-day writing retreat can be tailored to include the content most applicable to your group, including classes on craft, traditional and independent publishing, marketing, social media, humor, memoir, time management, creativity, and more. Airport transportation and meals are included, with Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten-Free menus available.
 
Contact Creative Kindling Retreat at:
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Creative Kindling Women’s Retreat October 16-18, 2015
Spend three days in scenic Garden Valley in deluxe cabins, enjoying fantastic food and wine. This weekend will be fun, but also productive. Each attendee will develop a complete book outline, writing schedule, and choose between blog development or assistance with social media profiles. This retreat accommodates a maximum of 6 attendees. Private rooms are available for $445. The Girlfriend Getaway Suite (two twin beds) is available for $350 per person. Pricing includes meals and airport transportation. To apply, please send a brief paragraph about yourself and your proposed project to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
   
 
 
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights and Mill Park Publishing to Sponsor Film
 
Eagle, ID - Can one child change the world? Yes. Malala Yousafzai was a 15-year-old school girl in Pakistan when terrorists attempted to kill her for advocating education. She survived a gunshot to the head and now leads a global campaign for girls’ education as co-founder of the Malala Fund. For her brave advocacy, she received the Nobel Peace Prize at age 17. Her compelling story is now a documentary that can be viewed across the country. 
 
The film “He Named Me Malala” was produced by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim. The film premiers in Boise on October 9 at The Flicks, 646 Fulton Street. For ticket information, see the website at  The Flicks Malala.  Malala. Click here to see the trailer:  Malala trailer
 
A benefit performance is scheduled at The Flicks for Sunday, October 11 beginning at 7:00 pm. A discussion will follow and includes students, educators, and local leaders concerned about human rights. The event is sponsored by the  Wassmuth Center for Human Rights  and Mill Park Publishing.  Local author, syndicated blogger, and publisher Elaine Ambrose owns Mill Park Publishing. She was invited to view the film “He Named Me Malala” at a private showing last July at the BlogHer Conference in New York City. Mill Park Publishing donated $2,000 to fund 200 tickets for school-age children to view the documentary. 
 
“This film captures the strength and resilience of one girl who is destined to improve the world,” says Ambrose. “In other parts of the world, girls are being murdered, tortured, and poisoned just for going to school. It’s time we placed a priority on education for girls.”
 
For information about discounted tickets to the October 11 event, see this website: Wassmuth Center for Human Rights.
 
The mission of the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights is to “promote respect for human dignity and diversity through education and to foster individual responsibility to work for justice and peace.” The Center achieves this mission by providing educational programs for teachers and students, engaging in community leadership, partnering with business and industry, and advocating for human rights.
 
Mill Park Publishing of Eagle has enabled more than 50 women to become published authors. The books have won 14 awards in the past two years. Two more books are scheduled for release in 2016.
 
Sunday, 09 August 2015 03:58

Authors Announced for Midlife Anthology

           
 
 
For Immediate Release  --  September 20, 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 36 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 62 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 40 winning writers are as follows:
 
Meryl Baer, Ventnor, NJ
Anne Bardsley, South Pasadena, FL
Sharon Olivia Blumberg, Chicago, IL
Susan Swicegood Boswell, Greensboro, NC
Sherry Briscoe, Boise, ID
Carol Cassara, San Jose, CA
Cathy Chester, Kinnelon, NJ
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
Susan Emerson, Corvallis, OR
Elyse Ericssen, Boise, ID
Karin Britt Gall, Harrisburg, OH
Lee Gaitan, Atlanta, GA
Stacey Gustafson, Pleasanton, CA
Kimberly Jayne, Austin, TX
Roxanne Jones, Brunswick, ME
Rita Kampen, Langley, BC Canada
Lisa Kanarek, Dallas, TX
Teresa Bell Kindred, Edmonton, KY
Ruth Knox, Meridian, ID
Kimberly Montgomery, Incline Village, NV
Mary-Leah Moore, Bothell, WA
Gretchen Higgins Mullins, Boise, ID
Heidi Naylor, Boise, ID
Cheryl Nicholl, New Orleans, LA
Laurie Oien, White Bear Lake, MN
Michelle Baynes Owens, York, PA
Yvonne Ransel, Bristol, IN
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
Roz Warren, Bala Cynwyd, PA
 
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

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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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