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.
Start your summer with some fine wine, a good book, and two delightful authors.
Idaho authors Elaine Ambrose and AK Turner share their talents for storytelling in a sassy new book about 16 famous dead women writers. A book signing party for DRINKING WITH DEAD WOMEN WRITERS is Friday, June 1 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm at A New Vintage Wine Shop, 1400 North Eagle Road. Autographed copies are available for $10 - and a delightful selection of wine is available for purchase.
The 4th Annual "Write by the River" Writer's Retreat sponsored by Mill Park Publishing will be Saturday, September 29 at Elaine Ambrose's cabin in Garden Valley. To keep costs down, the retreat only will cost $50 to cover speakers, materials, lunch, an awesome canvas tote bag and snacks.
This year's theme: Get Published: On Your Own and by the New York Big Guys.
Speakers include New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Basye Sander and national humorist Stacy Dymalski.
The retreat will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end around 4:00 pm. For an additional $20, participants can attend a private reception with the speakers on Friday evening, September 28.
Former speakers have included Tony Doerr, Lance Olsen, and Alan Heathcock. Past participants who are now published authors include Gretchen Anderson and AK Turner.
Registration details will be added to this site as soon as possible.
DEAD WOMEN WRITERS
Immediate Release: April 17, 2012
Contact: Elaine Ambrose, Author/Owner of Mill Park Publishing
Boise, ID: Idaho authors Elaine Ambrose and AK Turner share their talents for storytelling in a sassy new book about 16 famous dead women writers. The Premiere Party for DRINKING WITH DEAD WOMEN WRITERS is Saturday, May 12 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm at Asiago’s Wine Bar, 1002 Main in Boise.
Most early female writers used pen names because women weren’t regarded as competent writers. Margaret Mitchell wrote only one published novel in her lifetime, but Gone with the Wind won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937 and sold more than 30 million copies. Emily Dickinson was so paranoid that she only spoke to people from behind a door. Carson McCullers wrote The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter at age 22. Her husband wanted them to commit suicide in the French countryside, but she refused. Ambrose and Turner explore these and other intriguing facts about the most famous women in literary history.
“I was completely enthralled by DRINKING
WITH DEAD WOMEN WRITERS, as Elaine Ambrose and AK Turner took turns in a fantastical romp through literature and drink, tossing back cocktails with some of the greatest female voices in literary history, cracking wise, prodding for answers to insightful questions, allowing us to know these writers and their minds in essays both hilarious and thoughtful. A rare mix of cleverness and intellect, and a total blast to read.”
-- Alan Heathcock, award winning author of VOLT
Ambrose is the author of Menopause Sucks and an author of five other books. Her short stories and feature articles appear in several anthologies and magazines. Turner is the creator of “The Writers’ Block” on Radio Boise. She writes a humor column for the Boise City Revue and served as a Writer-in-Residence. The book is published by Mill Park Publishing.
Mill Park Publishing is a sponsor of the Idaho Writers & Readers Rendezvous on May 3-5 at The Centre in Boise. Other sponsors include The Idaho Writers Guild and The BSU Story Initiative.
MPP owner Elaine Ambrose will speak on a panel for "Small Press" on Friday, May 4. On Saturday, Elaine will moderate a panel titled "Publishing Today." Elaine also will judge entries in the fiction competition. Of course, she'll also be an eager and borderline-obnoxious participant in the evening's festivities. Why don't you join us?
Find registration information at www.idahowritersrendezvous.com