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...



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. 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...



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We are excited and honored. Thorncraft Publishing was chosen as the recipient of the Ovation Award for a local business by the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts at Austin Peay State University! ​The Ovation Award is given to "A business or corporation that has made a significant contribution to support arts and culture in Montgomery County. Government agencies are ineligible.​" Click here to read about all of the Ovation Award recipients in the categories of Students, Nonprofit, and More.

We are honored to introduce a new author, Khristeena Lute. Khristeena is a writer and English professor currently residing in upstate New York, where she spends as much of her time outdoors as possible—running, hiking, and camping—or following whatever projects or topics interest her that week.   

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Ohio University before she became a junior high literature teacher in Yuma, Arizona. During her time as a teacher, she completed a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University just as the Army shipped her family across the country to Fort Campbell, Kentucky. While there, she finished both a Master of Arts in English from Austin Peay State University and a Doctorate in English from Middle Tennessee State University, specializing in American women writers from the Civil War to present. After finishing her Ph.D., she, her husband, and two children moved to New York, where Khristeena is also an active volunteer for the American Red Cross.

Khristeena has written several academic chapters on Grace King, which have been published in various anthologies of literary criticism. Finding Grace and Grit is her first novel. Finding Grace and Grit (Forthcoming) is a novelization of the life of Grace King (1852-1932) intertwined with the narrative of the modern writer trying to write a doctoral dissertation about her.

Find Khristeena on Instagram, @khristeenalute, or at her personal webpage, khristeenalute.net.

 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: We are now partnered with Mt. Olive Cemetery Historical Preservation Society. The Society, a 501(c)3 will handle all donations. Shana Thornton and Jerome Parchman developed a Legacy Trail emphasizing the importance of African-American history and culture within the Montgomery County community. They worked with Rossview High School Academy of Media Arts and Technology to create the trail pamphlet. Kathryn Boyer was the lead student designer, and Hannah Brooks is the teacher overseeing the project. We are adding three new locations to the Legacy Trail in 2020.  Click here to visit the website.

Breatheyourombalance: yoga and healing, volume two

Yoga Classes by Shana Thornton, 200RYT and publisher of the yoga book series, BreatheYourOMBalance.

For classes at Tennessee State Parks, participants must register at tnstateparks.com under ALL EVENTS. 
April 18, 2020. Dunbar Cave State Natural Area, a TN State Park
$15 per person.
Candlelight Yoga at the Cave.

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

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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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