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Last updated October 2015. Updated weekly.

Join us in welcoming our new author & contributor, S. Teague! She will be selecting contributors & writing an introduction (& more!) for the BreatheYourOMBalance book, a journal of literature about yoga! Click here to learn more.



THIS WEEKEND: Reading Event & Author Signing: Melissa Corliss DeLorenzo will read from her new novel, Talking Underwater, at World Eye bookshop on Oct. 11, 2015. Click here for more details.




Submission Guidelines for our debut BreatheYourOMBalance journal, a collection of literature about yoga. Submissions open October 15, 2015. Get your work ready for us to read. Click here to read the official guidelines!



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Available NOW! Authors have proclaimed that this novel is a "literary gift" & that "book clubs will love this." Talking Underwater explores the balance between the elation of family summers at the ocean & the ways we navigate unbearable heartache to find news ways of being.​​ 

AUG 2012. Ellen Masters's husband is deployed to Iraq & Afghanistan, while she struggles to lay the foundations of a family life & raise their daughter. To deal with her fears, she searches for her strength by training for a marathon.

AUGUST 2013. Hailed as "a deeply moving story, one not given to easy resolution," Grace Among the Leavings is a child's perspective of the Civil War.

The book has now been adapted to the stage by playwrights, Kari Catton & Dennis Darling. Contact us for details about bringing it to your local theatre.

MAR 2015. Southern festivals, folk music, families falling out & returning- "Shana writes a magical story that stays with you long after the final page. As with one of the characters, 'She knows real magic.'" -Virginia Brown, author of Dark River Road & the Dixie Diva mystery series​

SAVE THE DATE 2016! The Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville, TN, will host a staged reading of Grace Among the Leavings in theotherspace! 7 p.m. on June 20, 21, 27, & 28, 2016. Click here for more information & to purchase tickets.




APRIL 2014. An OnPoint Radio suggestion as Best Summer Reads 2014! 

Set on the Massachusetts coast, The Mosquito Hours is a multi-generational story about how the women in a family attempt to keep secrets about their desires, spirituality, and motherhood. 


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New Interview with Shana Thornton, author of Poke Sallet Queen & the Family Medicine Wheel: "Why do you think preserving family stories is important?
Shana: First, family stories allow us to meet relatives we would have never known otherwise. They give us glimpses into ways of life different than our own, but those lives made our life possible. Miss Emy reminds Robin that the stories are the treasure, especially when they inspire you to create something in your own life. (...)
” — from Reading at the Kitchen Table. Interview includes link to a nonfiction book that features Shana's real life, moonshine-making, great-grandfather, Hoot Mansell, who is the basis of the character Hoot Ballard in the book.  Read more here.


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