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Lancaster Indie Publishing Company Releases Eighth Book

(Manheim Township, PA) Nov 15, 2018 – Willow Moon Publishing, a small indie publishing company owned by Jodi Stapler of Lancaster will be releasing its eighth book on Dec 1, 2018 just in time for the holidays.

Willow Moon Publishing began out of Jodi Stapler’s home in Fall 2016.

As a voiceover artist, performer and entrepreneur, Jodi noticed a decline in the quality of the audiobooks that she was narrating.  She knew there were talented writers who tell engaging, dynamic, and compelling stories that all too often are overlooked by the “Big Five” and who find it difficult to get their work into the hands of readers. She felt that there needed to be an indie publishing company that provided access to these quality stories.

With her entrepreneurial spirit and go-getter attitude, Jodi decided to start a publishing company herself. She began by publishing plays that she and her mother had written back in the early 2000’s to perform at her children’s theatre, Imagination Children’s Theatre in New Holland. The plays had been sitting in a filing cabinet since the theatre closed in 2006. Publishing the plays was a learning curve and she does not count them in Willow Moons eight releases. However, these were turned into audiobooks and can be found on Amazon and Audible. Over the next few months, she published a few children’s books for a friend while learning even more about the publishing business and does not count these in the releases either.

Once Jodi felt she had learned enough to start publishing officially she created a legal business and put out a call for book queries. Since that time, she has worked with authors from all over the US and illustrators from all over the world. Willow Moon Publishing’s eighth release, Marcy Mabel Mollie McMann, is the second in a series in the Healthy Habits Book Series, a children’s series written by Alison T Broderick of Atlanta Georgia and illustrated by Mina Anguelova of Portugal.

Marcy is a rough and tumble girl who loves to get dirty, but hates to wash her hands. She learns the importance of washing those germs away when she comes down with a virus and can’t go out and play. The first book in the series, Samuel Stanley Scotty Snight, was the first release from Willow Moon Publishing and follows Sammy learning the importance of brushing your teeth.

Most of the books published by Willow Moon Publishing are children’s books, but not all. WMP has published a cookbook with recipes from the bakery, J’s Sweet Treats, an adult play by Paul Hood of Harrisburg and a Dance Memoir from Eveline Carle of Cape Cod.

Willow Moon Publishing uses Ingram/Lightening Source and KDP for distribution and releases can be found at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and anywhere books are sold.

“We are always looking for talented authors with great stories to tell,” says Jodi.  If you have a story to tell, you can send a book query to Willow Moon Publishing at willowmoonpub@gmail.com

or visit the website at  https://willow-moon-publishing.com/ for more information.

Marcy Mabel Mollie McMann is available in Hardcover ISBN 978-1-948256-15-5,  for $19.99 and Paperback ISBN 978-1-948256-19-3 for $14.99.

Jodi is also the host of Love You A Brunch Podcast, a weekly foodie podcast released on Tuesday mornings anywhere podcasts can be heard.

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Dancing Feet Lead To ‘Dancing Feat’

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Part memoir, part instructional, and part workbook (Ms. Carle has scattered some blank pages throughout the book for readers to write “In My Own Words”), “Dancing Feat” represents Ms. Carle’s personal story of her unusual and trying childhood, combined with her triumphs both as a dancer and as a teacher.

Ms. Carle shares her story starting at the age of 7 with the accidental death of her younger brother and the subsequent breakup of her family. After some personal upheaval Ms. Carle, who grew up in Montreal, finds herself at age 14 living in an ashram in New York for the summer and teaching dance to some children at the retreat. The experience gave her some much-needed structure and confidence, which helped her when she returned to Canada.

Dance becomes Ms. Carle’s escape hatch and ultimately her redemption.

In the book’s introduction Ms. Carle describes her journey as one of “trying to find home,” and ultimately realizing that “home eventually becomes dance itself.”

The 14 Golden Rules surfaced as she was writing the book. Truisms such as “Learn to Stand Straight,” “Set Goals,” and “Keep Enthusiasm Alive,” are explained using examples from the world of dance, but the messages could be applied to any discipline or life path.

“[The book] really is beyond the dance world,” said Ms. Carle, “it has a spiritual element to it.

“I’m hoping that it’s a journey for people when they read it. I’m very vulnerable when I tell my story and it leads to self-acceptance. Hopefully [readers] will be on the same journey while reading it.

“It’s meant to inspire people to open up with love and understanding to how we’re all really meant to care for each other and to care for ourselves. I think that’s what I learned by teaching is that learning to really care for those young kids, opened my heart and I had to apply those same feelings towards myself.

“The book is 10 years in the making,” said Ms. Carle, adding that she wrote the book eight years ago, after her divorce, but didn’t feel ready to share the story until recently. “Things have been happening with my students,” said Ms. Carle, “and it’s become more clear that there are a lot of conversations that need to be had.” Ms. Carle said that she felt that the story of her own path as a dancer was of relevance, “whether you are in dance or not in dance.”

“I came to a point where I felt that I had to be more vocal about these issues because it matters more to me than just in terms of dance education.” Ms. Carle hopes the book will be a platform “to be able to give the emotional support that [children] need to be strong inside.”

Ms. Carle said she hopes people will like the way the book shares something personal and then leads to ideas that might be useful to everyone.

Unlike some books that take years to put together, Ms. Carle said the impetus for the book was very immediate.

“When I got divorced I started questioning myself about a lot of things and I had trouble sleeping. I started writing at night because I was staying awake. So I wrote this very quickly.”

Ms. Carle said the process of writing put all the experiences in perspective for her. Ultimately the process helped her clear away her own emotional baggage and focus on the story. “I think that’s what took 10 years,” she said, “now it is a story, it’s funny for the most part.”

Ms. Carle hopes the book will appeal to dancers, educators, parents and others. She said she’s even heard from some “older gentlemen who connected and were touched by it.”

“I hope the book will allow people to go to their softer side,” said Ms. Carle.

For the November 15 book launch, one of Ms. Carle’s first students is going to speak and Ms. Carle and others will read from the book. Wine and cheese will be available.

 

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East Cobb Resident Publishes Debut Children’s Book

 

Author Alison Broderick and Illustrator Mina Anguelova join together to create a lighthearted children’s book about the importance of dental hygiene.
  • Atlanta, GA (1888PressRelease) December 11, 2017 – Samuel Stanley Scotty Snight, a new book by East Cobb resident Alison T. Broderick, has been released by Willow Moon Publishing Co.Samuel Stanley Scotty Snight is a redheaded, freckle-faced, chubby second grader who loves to eat. From potatoes and steak to cookies and cake, he is passionate about mealtime. Unfortunately, good dental hygiene does not interest Samuel as much as satisfying his hunger. He will not brush his teeth at night, and consequences soon follow.“I wrote Samuel Stanley Scotty Snight over 20 years ago, when I was 17 years old. The idea was to create a fictional character to whom children could relate, while teaching them an important life lesson,” said Broderick. “Most important, I wanted to write a story that would encourage laughter. There is nothing sweeter than the sound of a child’s laugh.”Featuring detailed and vibrant illustrations by Mina Anguelova, Samuel Stanley Scotty Snight is a lighthearted picture book with an underlying-lesson hook. This book captures young readers with its vivid artwork, witty rhymes, relatable message and problem-solution writing style. “Willow Moon Publishing Co. is delighted to add Samuel Stanley Scotty Snight to its repertoire of books,” said Jodi Stapler, co-founder of Willow Moon Publishing Co., based out of Lancaster, Penn. “Broderick and Anguelova deliver a fun story with a timeless theme. I wish it had been around when my boys were little. It may have made brushing their teeth a little bit less of a headache.”Samuel Stanley Scotty Snight is expected be a family favorite in homes, dentists’ and doctors’ offices, classrooms and beyond.About the Author:
    Alison T Broderick lives in Marietta, Georgia, with her husband, two boys (ages 14 and 12) and Golden Retriever, Duke. She began her professional career as a journalist, but her dream of writing children’s books dates back to early childhood. Samuel Stanley Scotty Snight is her debut book. Connect with Alison on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AlisonTBro derickAuthor.

    Samuel Stanley Scotty Snight is a 42-page paperback book with the ISBN 978-1-948256-03-2 and a 42 page hardcover book with the ISBN 978-1-948256-00-1. The retail price is $14.99. It was published by Willow Moon Publishing, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at https://willowmoonpub.com .

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Deadtime Stories by Kathryn Viers Released by Willow Moon Publishing

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Deadtime stories is a collection of short stories, published posthumously by the author Katherine Viers, ranging from surreal to sci-fi and from fantastic back to the intensely personal and moving. Written over the span of a decade, Viers gives the reader a gripping connection to her believable characters, pulling us in with the raw and vulnerable humanity of their lives. She uses a revolutionary pared down technique with dialogue that amps up the intensity of the tales.

 

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Kathy grew up on Strasburg’s Grasshopper Level and was a 1967 graduate of Pequea Valley High School.  She spent most of her young adult life as a fulltime mother to three daughters and was known as “mom” to all of the neighborhood children. A local Girl Scout leader, softball coach, and community theatre actress, in her spare time she was a painter and writer. Although she was never published professionally before her death, her stories and plays were enjoyed by many in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and Nashville, Tennessee.

 

At the age of 40, she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Penn State Harrisburg, Summa Cum Laude. She was a science, social studies teacher and the director of the drama club at Bailey Middle School in Nashville, TN, until she retired in 2009.

Unfortunately, Kathy passed away from Lung Cancer in 2014 after a long hard-fought battle, but will always be loved and remembered.  She dreamed of being published professionally, and it is our sincerest honor to fulfill that dream.

 

 

 

 

 

Deadtime Stories by Kathryn Viers

Deadtime stories is a collection of short stories, published posthumously by the author Katherine Viers, ranging from surreal to sci-fi and from fantastic back to the intensely personal and moving. Written over the span of a decade, Viers gives the reader a gripping connection to her believable characters, pulling us in with the raw and vulnerable humanity of their lives. She uses a revolutionary posted down technique with dialogue that amps up the intensity of the tales.

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Willow Moon Publishing To Release Posthumous Collection of Short Stories

Deadtime Stories by Kathryn Viers

   

Willow Moon Publishing, an independent small publisher, owned by Jennie Wiley, Cape Cod and Jodi Stapler, Lancaster, Pa, has published Deadtime Stories: A Collection of Short Stories by Kathryn Viers. Kathy who passed away at the age of 64 of Lung Cancer in 2014, grew up on Strasburg’s Grasshopper Level and was a 1967 graduate of Pequea Valley High School. She spent most of her young adult life as a fulltime mother to three daughters and was known as “mom” to all of the neighborhood children. A local Girl Scout leader, softball coach, and community theatre actress, in her spare time she was a painter and writer. Although she was never published professionally before her death, her stories and plays were enjoyed by many in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and Nashville, Tennessee.

At the age of 40, she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Penn State Harrisburg, Summa Cum Laude. She was a science, social studies teacher and the director of the drama club at Bailey Middle School in Nashville, TN, until she retired in 2009.

Deadtime Stories is a collection of short stories ranging from surreal to sci-fi and from fantastic back to the intensely personal and moving. Written over the span of a decade, Viers gives the reader a gripping connection to her believable characters, pulling us in with the raw and vulnerable humanity of their lives. She uses a revolutionary pared down technique with dialogue that amps up the intensity of the tales.
Deadtime Stories: A Collection of Short Stories is a 138-page paperback with a retail price of $11.00. The ISBN is 978-1-948256-04-9. It was published by Willow Moon Publishing, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at https://willowmoonpub.com .

 

 

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Cape Resident Publishes Children’s Book

“The Wind and the Water: A Love Story” by Jennie Wiley

 

Cape Author Jennie Wiley has published a new children’s book (Courtesy of Willow Moon Publishing Co.)

   

The Wind and The Water: A Love Story, a new book by Jennie Wiley has been released by Willow Moon Publishing Co.

The Wind and The Water is a charming folktale reminiscent of the Celtic tales from long ago. The story takes place on a fishing boat with Emilia Jean and her Pops. During the trip, the weather kicks up a fuss and E.J. gets frightened.  To calm her fears, Pops tells the most enchanting story about the day the wind and the water fell in love.

Jennie Wiley is a librarian, author, and PTSD awareness activist living on Cape Cod. Jennie lives with her wife, four dogs, 6 chickens, guinea pig and rabbit and pretends to be a homesteader. She is certain goats are in her future, as soon as she can get her wife to build her a barn. She served as the Vice-President and President of the Cape Cod Writers Center for several years. Jennie is currently working on an adult mystery novel.
The Wind and The Water: A Love Story is a 24-page paperback with a retail price of $14.50. The ISBN is 9781546714316. It was published by Willow Moon Publishing, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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