Q&A with WRITING FOR ANIMALS contributor Paula MacKay

Paula MacKay’s essay “Rewilding Literature: Catalyzing Compassion for Wild Predators through Creative Nonfiction” appears in Writing for Animals.   Q: In what ways has your writing changed as your knowledge and awareness of animals has evolved? A: I’ve come to recognize that creative storytelling about animals (and people) is key to wildlife conservation. Early in …

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Q&A with WRITING FOR ANIMALS contributor Kipp Wessel

Kipp Wessel’s essay “Meeting the Wild Things Where They Are” appears in Writing for Animals. Q: In what ways has your writing changed as your knowledge and awareness of animals has evolved? A: I’m a fiction writer, and my strongest artistic instinct is to write solely from experience and imagination. But when it comes to …

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What’s new with ACP authors…

We are always thrilled to receive updates on what’s new with our brilliant and talented Ashland Creek Press authors, and we are long overdue in officially sharing some of the good news. (If you don’t already follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram, come find us there, where you can stay up-to-date on all the …

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On book returns & book tours

Most people outside of publishing don’t know anything about the concept of book returns, but for those of us in the industry, it’s a constant topic of conversation. Either we’re bemoaning the number of books that are returned (usually not in salable condition), or we’re wondering whether we’re missing opportunities by not allowing returns. So, …

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Your Author Website: Build or Rent?

Your author website is your virtual home on the Internet. Every author should have one, even if you also have homes on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. That’s because you need a home that is truly your own. A home that Google can index and make easily findable. A home that you control separate from platforms like …

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