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Ellen Masters's husband has been repeatedly deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq for a decade, and during that time, Ellen cares for their young family and home, starts a career, and searches for her own strength by training for a marathonREAD MORE...

The adventures to pawnassus

​by shana thornton 

 A Momentary Darkness is the first novel in the dreamstate series, Awake While Dreaming.  

A Momentary Darkness explores the realm of fantasy by experimenting with alternate worlds and lives. This is a story within stories that can be enjoyed by anyone who dares to wander into their dreamscape. READ MORE...

African-American Legacy Trail for Clarksville/ Montgomery County: Shana Thornton and Jerome Parchman developed a Legacy Trail emphasizing the importance of African-American history and culture within the Clarksville/Montgomery County community. They worked with student designer Kathryn Boyer and teacher Hannah Brooks at Rossview High School to create the trail pamphlet. Click here to visit the wesbite.

Breatheyourombalance: yoga and healing, volume two

Clarksville Writers Conference: 

Shana Thornton will be in a presentation discussion with author and journalist Christopher Smith from 10:30 am - 11:45 am on Thursday, June 6, 2019. In their presentation, "Is Working With an Indie Press For You?" they will discuss the expectations of publishers and authors. Packages for the conference are available for each day or both. Sponsored by Arts & Heritage Development Council.


Grab a blank notebook, a manuscript already in progress, or open a new note in your phone. Each week, our publisher gives you the writing elbow~

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Every WEEKEND: Join author and yogi Nikki Martin @nikki_possibilities on Instagram for #weekendwordsmiths

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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 new ways of being.​​ READ MORE...

The second volume of our yoga journal delves into the poignant journey of yoga as it heals, restores, and revitalizes life after life. The contributors embrace the human touch of yoga and its spiritual passages, physical inner presence, & timeless messageREAD MORE...

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. READ MORE...

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​ READ MORE...

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. READ MORE... 

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​Copyright 2013. Founded 2012. Thorncraft Publishing.

S. Teague & Shana Thornton write a book that inspires creativity by offering affirmations, prompts, and expressions about the seasons of life.​​ READ MORE...

S. Teague is joined by 30 contributors in this first collection of nonfiction, poetry, and fiction that celebrates the life-changing practice of yoga. These writers reveal how yoga opened new pathways of self-awareness and creative expressions.​​ READ MORE...



ROXY READS Series: Beverly Fisher's one-act play, "My Daddy Said 'He'", will be part of the Roxy Reads series at 7 p.m. on June 19, at the Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville, TN.

"My Daddy Said 'He'" explores in a humorous, yet poignant way, gay and transgender issues from the perspective of a mother. Other one-act plays are featured along with Fisher's. Tickets are $15. Website: Roxy Regional Theatre

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FORTHCOMING 2019. Journey with Luna on her Adventures to Pawnassus, where she meets the literary dogs of her time and tries to fulfill her dreams. After being abandoned, Luna finds a home close to Nashville, but her troubles are not over, and she needs the friendship of Mia & her family to inspire a belief in the future. Coming soon...

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Yoga Classes by Shana Thornton, 200RYT and publisher of the yoga book series, BreatheYourOMBalance
For classes at Tennessee State Parks, participants must register at under ALL EVENTS. Detailed class descriptions are located on the TN State Parks website. Choose the date you would like to attend from the list on the Tennessee State park website. The majority of the proceeds go to Tennessee State Parks.
Dunbar Cave State Natural Area, a TN State Park
$15 per person.
7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m., Saturday, June 22, 2019: Candlelight Yoga at the Cave (Summer Solstice Flow)

Click here to see a list of all classes and other yoga activities.





Reading period NOW OPEN for BreatheYourOMBalance, Volume 3. The theme is Yoga and Relationships. Open to ALL adult yoga practitioners and ALL genders. See the official guidelines on how to submit your poetry, nonfiction, and/or fiction about yoga to our yoga book series. Details here!