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Last updated March 2020. Updated weekly.

​Copyright 2020. Founded 2012. Thorncraft Publishing.

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


Shana Thornton creates FREE community projects and services in addition to her job as owner and publisher of Thorncraft books. She also donates on behalf of Thorncraft Publishing and from her personal author sales to non-profit organizations. For each book released by Shana Thornton, author, she has chosen a non-profit and donated part of the sales of her personal books. Since 2012, donations have been made to the following non-profit and/or service organizations: Wear Blue: Run to Remember, Wounded Warrior Project, Manna Cafe, Susan G. Komen Foundation, The Roxy Regional Theatre, Dunbar Cave State Natural Area, and Customs House Museum & Cultural Center, 

Community Projects include:


2. "The Montgomery County Chronicles: A Tribute to History, Community, and Leadership" and FREE performances as well as a donation of the rights of the play to the Clarksville/Montgomery County School System.

Photo by Candice Read Shoulders. @canditcha on Instagram

Photo by Candice Read Shoulders. @canditcha on Instagram

The writing spider is known as grandmother spider, weaver of stories, in many Native American cultures. We are inspired by the stories of those who came before us, by the words of our grandmothers as we sat at their feet and at their tables. We honor the storytellers in our families and lives. 

Grandmother Spider: Our Logo

We began in 2012, and by 2018, we have published nine books, three stage plays, a t-shirt brand, a series of yoga and writing workshops, and so much more. We work diligently to create meaningful books, and we invite you to explore the website by watching the slideshows and reading the individual book pages to learn more about the Thorncraft team and what we create.


The novel, Multiple Exposure (August 2012) by Shana Thornton, was Thorncraft's publishing debut. Followed by Beverly Fisher's novella, Grace Among the Leavings (August 2013), Melissa Corliss DeLorenzo's The Mosquito Hours (April 2014), Shana Thornton's Poke Sallet Queen and the Family Medicine Wheel (​March 2015), and Melissa Corliss DeLorenzo's Talking Underwater (August 2015), Thorncraft strives to publish authentic voices that cause us to deeply consider the human impact on our world and within our families and cultures.

Seasons of Balance: On Creativity and Mindfulness (March 2016) by S. Teague and Shana Thornton is Thorncraft's debut in nonfiction and emphasizes creativity in meditation, fitness, gratitude, and all the seasons of life.

BreatheYourOMBalance: Writings about Yoga by Women (October 2016) is the first volume in a series of  collaborative books about yoga practices. Selected and introduced by S. Teague, Volume One of BreatheYourOMBalance features poetry, nonfiction, and fiction from 30 contributors. For our second volume of BreatheYourOMBalance: Yoga and Healing (April 2018), Shana worked with Yoga Mat studio through writing workshops and a collaborative mindfulness endeavor to bring you a new book in the series. The third volume, BreatheYourOMBalance: Yoga and Relationships (Forthcoming) will be introduced by Sarah Michelle, and features contributions by writers of all genders.

In 2018, we introduced the work of a new fiction author, Nikki Martin, and we are excited to publish the first novel, A Momentary Darkness (June 2018), in her fictional fantasy series, Awake While Dreaming. The novel is an epic dream state adventure with Kale and Kayla as central characters.

For 2019, Shana Thornton released her first young adult novella, The Adventures to Pawnassus (November 2019). ​ 


We hope that you read and respond to the stories available through Thorncraft. Our joy would be to bring you more books in the future. 

Thorncraft began as a dare and a dream between Shana Thornton and her husband, Terry Morris whose answer to Shana's question, "Do you think I should do this?" was the more important question, "Why haven't you started it already?" A reaction to talk and queries--making books was and is action, forward momentum, and learning along the way. 

We are storytellers, and our main focus at Thorncraft Publishing is to craft and deliver stories that cause us to deeply consider the human impact on our world and within our cultures and families. Thorncraft Publishing is an independent publisher with national and international distribution through all major book distributors and our online store. Based in Clarksville, Tennessee, our books are sold locally at Parnassus Books in Nashville, Customs House Museum, Vanderbilt University bookstore, and more in the middle Tennessee region. All libraries and schools can order our books with an education discount through all major book distributors. Thorncraft Publishing honors books written by women as our first commitment, and we publish selected work by men in our series books. We publish the books of fiction authors, Melissa Corliss DeLorenzo, Beverly Fisher, Dr. Khristeena Lute, Nikki Martin, and Shana Thornton as well as non-fiction authors, Sarah Michelle and S. Teague. Beverly Fisher's novella, Grace Among the Leavings, has been adapted to the stage by playwrights Kari Catton and Dennis Darling. Thorncraft is also the owner and home of a registered yoga trademark and brand, BreatheYourOMBalance®, which is also the name of our yoga book series.


Thorncraft books are available through all major distributors in trade paperback and ebook versions. Audiobook versions are now available for many of our titles.

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