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Advanced Praise for Talking Underwater by Melissa Corliss DeLorenzo, forthcoming August 2015. "Talking Underwater unfolds with the slow, sinuous rhythms of summer. We taste salt on skin, we smell the ozone of fast moving storms.  Melissa Corliss DeLorenzo is a master at tracing the currents that run beneath the surface of the closest relationships and how sudden riptides can swallow them whole.  By turns tender and tragic, this is the most generous and genuine story of sisterly love I've read in ages."  -- Sheri Holman, author of The Dress Lodger and Witches on the Road TonightMore details here... 


Thorncraft books are available in trade paperback, ebook versions, and audiobooks.






Our Books

Publisher of Literary & Historical Fiction

Written by Women 

Copyright 2014. Thorncraft Publishing. All Rights Reserved. 

Partners Bookstore in Westport, MASS: BOOK LAUNCH for Melissa Corliss DeLorenzo's second novel, Talking Underwater.​ Details coming soon!

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. 

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​

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SAVE THE DATE 2016! The Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville, TN, will host a staged reading of Grace Among the Leavings in theotherspace! June 2016. More details coming soon...


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ATTENTION BOOK GROUPS 2015-2016! ALL of our authors--Melissa Corliss DeLorenzo, Beverly Fisher, & Shana Thornton have met with book groups who are reading & discussing their novels. Our authors are available to meet with local book groups in their area as well as via Skype for book groups in other locations. To set up a meeting, Email 



New Review of Poke Sallet Queen & the Family Medicine Wheel: "The language and cadence of the novel is gorgeous—lush and full and, in places, there are phrasings of pure beauty. If there were only that, it might be enough, but..." Read more at

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.

FORTHCOMING, SUMMER 2015. Cattail Beach is joy. “Sister” is a sacred word. Family is life, and Amy’s has been a gentle, happy one. But when a mistake results in tragedy, how does 

she continue with her family?