Ashland Creek Press, Year One

A little more than a year ago, we officially founded Ashland Creek Press. We began by publishing my own book, The Tourist Trail, then realized we’d like to see a lot more out there just like it — books that focus on a changing planet and how we as humans can play a positive role. I already knew, since my excellent agent hadn’t been able to sell The Tourist Trail, that other authors were likely struggling as well — and so we figured that it would be as good a time as any to help them get their books out into the world, too.

We’re thrilled at the quality of submissions we’ve been receiving and especially with the books we’ve been fortunate enough to publish — from a YA vampire series with an environmental twist to a literary novel set in the vast deserts of northeast Africa to the mystery genre’s first eco-mystery. While we remain focused on books with a world view, we’ve also begun reaching out to writers, with Midge’s new book Everyday Writing and with our popular vintage typewriter notecards.

And we’re just getting started: We’ve got an amazing lineup of forthcoming titles to round out 2012 (including a nonfiction baseball book from our imprint Byte Level Books), and 2013 is shaping up nicely as well.

We’re grateful to all the authors and readers who have made this first year possible. (And if you’d like to stay up-to-date, don’t forget to join our mailing list.)