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.

 

 

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.

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.

 

 

 Illustration by Patrick Bochnak - Image from new book The Magic Potato

Children's Writing Challenge for Idaho Potato Drop

 

Mill Park Publishing of Eagle is sponsoring the “Children’s Writing Challenge” in conjunction with the 5th Annual Idaho Potato Drop on December 31, 2017 in Boise, Idaho.

We expect hundreds of submissions so to avoid disqualification, please follow all the instructions

1. The writing contest will be open to children between the ages of 8-12 living within 50 miles of Boise. Students in public schools, private schools, and home schooling programs are eligible. Winners will receive cash prizes and the opportunity to read on the Main Stage at the event on New Year's Eve.

2. Stories must be original manuscripts from 250 to 500 words and include references to potatoes. Entries can be fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. Content must follow acceptable guidelines for family-oriented publications.

3. Stories must be submitted in an email, one entry per person, between September 20 and November 1, 2017. Hand-written stories can be scanned and attached to the email. There is no entry fee. A panel of judges from the local writing community will select the winning entries by December 10 and winners will be notified by email. Winning stories could be published with attribution in prominent newsletters and websites.

4. Each entry must include name, email address, school, and age of the student writer. If the student doesn't have a personal email address, use the email address of an adult or school contact.

Idaho Potato Drop - Children's Writing Challenge

https://idahopotatodropwritingcontest.eventbrite.com

6. There are two ways to submit an entry:

Click on the "Contact the Organizer" link at the bottom of this Eventbrite page. Include student's name, email address, and add the entry in the "Message" box. Hit send.

Or, send separate email with entry embedded in the body of the email, not as an attachment, to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .Write in the Subject Line: Children's Writing Challenge

18 Winners!

The top 18 entries each will receive a certificate, $25 from Mill Park Publishing, and a copy of the award-winning books Gators & Taters: A Week of Bedtime Stories and The Magic Potato. The top 18 winners will be introduced during a special program on the Main Stage at 6:00 pm on December 31.

Five of the top 18 winners will be chosen to read their winning entries at a special ceremony on the Main Stage in front of the Capitol on December 31 at 6:00 pm.

 

 

Mill Park Publishing was established by bestselling author Elaine Ambrose, a third-generation Idahoan who grew up on a potato farm near Wendell, Idaho. She is the author of 10 books, including two children’s books: Gators & Taters and The Magic Potato. She organized the children’s talent show for several years during the Idaho River Festival and now organizes writing retreats in southern Idaho. Find more details at MillParkPublishing.com.

 

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 16:09

"Feisty after 45" Anthology is Ready!

Written by Elaine Ambrose

 

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"

Written by Elaine Ambrose

feisty full cover scan

Saturday, 28 November 2015 21:38

New Year's Resolution: Attend a Retreat for Women

Written by Elaine Ambrose
 
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.
wellness writing retreat
 
 
 
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.
cabin wine
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 22:03

Creative Kindling Writing Retreats Begin in October

Written by Elaine Ambrose
 
 
 
 
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:
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for dates and pricing.
 
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 .
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