Meet the Spanish Fir: Ashland Tree of the Year 2008

Just a few yards from the Monterey Cypress (Tree of the Year 2004) is a statuesque Spanish Fir (Tree of the Year 2008), shown here: The Spanish Fir is also known as Abies Pinsapo in its native country. The picture doesn’t convey just how tall this tree is. If you’re visiting Ashland, I recommend a …

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“Out of Breath” ARCs are here!

It’s a very exciting day here at Ashland Creek Press HQ — we just received our Advance Review Copies of OUT OF BREATH, which will be released on Halloween. The photo doesn’t do it justice, but it’s such a creepily beautiful book — the cover is even more eerie in person. A paranormal YA novel …

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If Gandhi had PowerPoint

Gandhi was a genius at communication. And many of his strategies are still widely emulated by activists today — from plain old leafleting to dramatic nonviolent protests and marches. I sometimes wonder how Gandhi would have co-opted contemporary tools of communication to spread his message. I imagine he would have had a field day with …

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16 million reasons to get your book on the Kindle this year

If you’re an author and your book is not on the Kindle, this is a good year to get it there. Kindle guru Steve Windwalker cites a market analyst who predicts that 16 million Kindles will be sold this year. If you also count the Kindles that have been sold prior to this year, you’re …

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