Publishing

20 07, 2018

Ode to a Peach Tree

By | 2018-07-20T16:10:26+00:00 July 20, 2018|News, Publishing, Writing|Comments Off on Ode to a Peach Tree

There’s nothing quite like the experience of holding your finished book at the end of the publishing process. After writing, waiting for editing, designing, and working through multiple revisions, you’ve got it! Reminds me of a story from my childhood about a peach…

As a kid growing up in Southern California, I looked forward to two things every summer: our annual July trip to Minnesota, and the homegrown peaches that were waiting for us when we returned home in August. Every summer the peach tree that leaned against the fence in my backyard would produce the most juicy, sweet peaches imaginable. My family would get so many of them that my mother spent many hot summer days in the kitchen canning fruit and making jam. I loved that tree.

So when my father decided to try out his tree-trimming skills on my beloved tree […]

9 07, 2018

Publish, Baby, Publish!

By | 2018-07-19T12:19:30+00:00 July 9, 2018|News, Publishing, Writing|Comments Off on Publish, Baby, Publish!

Billionaire oil magnate J. Paul Getty quipped: “Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.” He was, of course, highlighting how important luck is as a component of success. This same sentiment can easily apply to writing and publishing a book, “Formula for success: rise early, write well, and get discovered.” If you try to get published by a major New York publisher, you will soon find, that unless you have published with them before, or are a famous movie star or politician, you have little chance. Even if your book is incredibly well-written and interesting, you, as a first-time author have to somehow get discovered by the right person at the publisher. Without some lucky accident, like a personal or professional connection on the inside who can champion your manuscript, it’s very tough. If you decide to self-publish, luck will […]

9 07, 2018

Finding Inspiration in a Dry Season

By | 2018-07-06T16:11:01+00:00 July 9, 2018|News, Publishing, Writing|Comments Off on Finding Inspiration in a Dry Season

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I never imagined myself living in the desert. Born and raised in Orange County, California, I believed that my life would always exist within a certain radius. While we experienced our fair share of heat waves, there was some reassurance in the knowledge that the beach was just a short drive away. The cool coastal breeze and marine layer could temporarily relieve any discomfort caused by summer’s warm embrace.

My life trajectory changed drastically when I met my now husband. Committing to a man who owed at least three years to the Air Force meant that we were no longer the masters of our fate, and that fate was destined for Tucson.

We moved to the Old Pueblo in the middle of June 2014, and I was not prepared for the heat. June heat is unrelenting. Cool mornings […]

31 05, 2018

Fast-Paced Compelling Work of Fantasy Causes Us to Question Reality

By | 2018-05-31T11:04:01+00:00 May 31, 2018|News, Publishing|Comments Off on Fast-Paced Compelling Work of Fantasy Causes Us to Question Reality

Tucson. AZ – May 31, 2018 – Wheatmark, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Moodus Noises by Davis L. Temple. This fast-paced, compelling work of fantasy causes you to question modern reality and offers poignant critical commentary on our nation, its history, and the repercussions of what it means to be both an American and a human being.

The violent history of colonialism has plagued the American psyche for centuries. Some ghosts, however, are never laid to rest. When the Pequot Indians, exterminated by the white man in 1637, return to modern-day Connecticut to exact revenge upon the white man and his former allies, the Mohegan Indians, a violent supernatural confrontation erupts.

A beautiful summer’s day in the small village of Moodus is suddenly disrupted when a local man is discovered not only dead, but scalped; two others have […]

10 05, 2018

The Young Woman Who Lived in a Book

By | 2018-07-06T15:51:20+00:00 May 10, 2018|News, Publishing|Comments Off on The Young Woman Who Lived in a Book

I remember the first time I went to the library to check out a book. I was six years old and attending a decently small elementary school in California’s San Joaquin Valley. It was the first time our class was allowed into the library outside of our set “story time” with the librarian. It felt like I had been wandering around for hours, I was so consumed. I grabbed Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus off of a shelf and found a quiet corner to read in. My teacher was looking for me as I hid between the shelves to keep reading for as long as I could before having to go back to class.

I was, and to this day am, the reader of my household. Once I have a book in my hands, you won’t be able to pry […]

8 05, 2018

Detailed Encounters with Native Wildlife in New Book

By | 2018-05-03T12:52:29+00:00 May 8, 2018|News, Publishing|Comments Off on Detailed Encounters with Native Wildlife in New Book

Our Desert Backyard by Chris Orr UnruhTucson, AZ – April 4, 2018 – Wheatmark, Inc., is pleased to announce the release of Our Desert Backyard by Chris Orr Unruh. This book is chalk full of interesting creatures and critters that you could encounter in our desert ecosystem.

The Arizona desert is teeming with wildlife. A plethora of species, including types of mammals, birds, and reptiles, all live much closer to us than we think. Our Desert Backyard helps define and illustrate the many creatures that desert dwellers might encounter so close to home.

Author Chris Unruh records her personal experiences with many of our desert animals while living at the base of the Catalina Mountains in Tucson, Arizona. Some of these instances include interactions with skunks, desert toads, and even bobcats! She also introduces us to desert plants and wildlife conservation here in Arizona. Even […]

7 05, 2018

Heartfelt Short Stories and Profound Essays Found in New Collection

By | 2018-05-02T13:48:48+00:00 May 7, 2018|Publishing|Comments Off on Heartfelt Short Stories and Profound Essays Found in New Collection

Tucson, AZ – April 4, 2018 – Wheatmark, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of The Fallacy of Closure: And Other Award-Winning Short Stories and Essays by Duke Southard. This collection of short stories and nonfiction essays cover a diverse ground of tales that will evoke strong emotions out of its readers.

Highly acclaimed for fiction filled with nuanced, believable characters, and suspenseful plots, author Duke Southard combines his stories for the first time alongside his compelling nonfiction essays in The Fallacy of Closure: And Other Award-Winning Short Stories and Essays.

This eclectic collection comprises a variety of expertly crafted tales — from a teacher’s scary night ride on a frozen lake, broken dreams, growing up with a Greatest Generation father, the tragedy of losing a son, and an apocalyptic fantasy. The collection also includes “The Fallacy of Closure,” winner of the 2016 […]

6 05, 2018

Man-Hunt for Law-Escaping Criminal in Latest Novel

By | 2018-05-02T13:45:27+00:00 May 6, 2018|Publishing|Comments Off on Man-Hunt for Law-Escaping Criminal in Latest Novel

Tucson. AZ – April 4, 2018 – Wheatmark, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of The Vengeance Effect by Roger Neale. This action and adventure tale envelopes you in a world of dark pasts and rightful justice.

On a rainy morning in a coastal town in Washington state, a young woman begs Sam Troshin, a sportswriter for the local paper, to help her get rid of the body of a man who raped her teen-aged friend. His actions lead to his discovery of a trial thirty years earlier where three boys were acquitted of raping a high-school classmate. Two of those boys, middle-aged men now, have died in peculiar circumstances. The third has disappeared. The town newspaper speculates: has the victim returned to avenge herself?

A burnt-out pickup truck, a volleyball prodigy, an aging hitman, and a well-funded play in the local […]

5 05, 2018

Second Volume that Continues To Show a New Side of How America Came To Be is Released

By | 2018-05-02T13:41:08+00:00 May 5, 2018|Publishing|Comments Off on Second Volume that Continues To Show a New Side of How America Came To Be is Released

Tucson, AZ – April 4, 2018 – Wheatmark, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of The Yankee Road: Tracing the Journey of the New England Tribe that Created Modern America, Vol. 2: Domination by James D. McNiven. This is the second volume in this collection by Niven to explain this country’s rich roots of colonization and how America got to this stage.

Who is a Yankee and where did the term come from? Join author Jim McNiven as he explores the emergence and influence of Yankee culture while traversing an old transcontinental highway reaching from the Atlantic to the Pacific—US 20, which he nicknames “The Yankee Road.” The Yankee Road: Tracing the Journey of the New England Tribe that Created Modern America combines fascinating history with a travel narrative, taking the reader on a journey through the places Yankees and their descendants settled […]

4 05, 2018

Translation of Ancient Buddhist Text Released

By | 2018-05-02T13:35:55+00:00 May 4, 2018|Publishing|Comments Off on Translation of Ancient Buddhist Text Released

The Great Prajna Paramita Sutra, Volume 2 by Naichen ChenTucson, AZ – February 26, 2018 — Wheatmark, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of The Great Prajna Paramita Sutra, Volume 2 , translated by Naichen Chen.  This book portrays a deep philosophical journey to help readers along the road to self-revelation.

Buddha taught The Great Prajna Paramita Sutra in sixteen assemblies in four locations over twenty-two years. It was recorded posthumously by his disciples in six hundred fascicles of approximately five million words and is regarded as the largest canon in Buddhism.

For the last decade, translator Naichen Chen has worked on this sutra, and it is the only complete English translation from the Chinese Da Bo Re Bo Luo Mi Duo Jing rendered from Sanskrit about 1,350 years ago by Xuanzang (Hsüan-tsang). This is the second volume in a multivolume set.

The Great Prajna Paramita Sutra is […]