Thorncraft Publishing

Publisher of Literature Written by Women 

Copyright 2016. Founded 2012. Thorncraft Publishing.

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Last updated February 2016. Updated weekly.

Book Signing by Beverly Fisher, author of Grace Among the Leavings, at Ft. Defiance in Clarksville, TN., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Ft. Defiance. Click here for more details.



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SURPRISE! S. Teague and Shana Thornton spent most of last autumn and winter writing a new book. Seasons of Balance: On Creativity & Mindfulness explores the creative life...through changing relationships, fitness practices, meditations, aging, gratitude, and more. Teague and Thornton co-author a book that you can read from beginning to end, or you can open it at any place and find topics to prompt further inspiration. Book Forthcoming, 2016. Read more here.

extension: Submissions open for our yoga book through feb. 10, 2016...

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Join us for #AsanARTS --a NEW Yoga Challenge on Instagram from FEBRUARY 1-10, 2016 is all about creating art. Follow host S. Teague on Instagram @saltlifepirateprincess  

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EXTENSION: SUBMISSIONS OPEN THROUGH FEB. 10, 2016! for our debut BreatheYourOMBalance journal: a collection of literature about yoga. We're still receiving submissions & it would break our hearts to turn you all away, so we decided to make a bigger book & extend the deadline. If you haven't already, send your work about yoga to us.

 Click here to read the official guidelines!

If you already submitted to the journal, thank you for your timely submission. We will be in touch within three months.




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AUGUST 2015. 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.​​ 


S. Teague and Shana Thornton co-author a book about creativity with meditations, affirmations, expressions of gratitude & mindfulness to help you through the seasons of life. We hope you will use this book to inspire you, prompt meditations, and/or as a creativity journal.

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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