Mill Park Publishing of Eagle, Idaho was created in 2003 by author Elaine Ambrose.
The company facilitates fee-based book publication and marketing for local authors
and organizes writer's retreats.

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  • Elaine Ambrose Writing and Wellness Retreat Inspires Women
    Written by Elaine Ambrose
     
    Mill Park Publishing of Eagle has sponsored “Write by the River” writing retreats since 2008, and the quarterly events are scheduled in two deluxe cabins near the mountain town of Garden Valley, Idaho. Previous faculty for the retreats includes Pulitzer Prize Winner Anthony Doerr, Whiting Award Winner Alan Heathcock, and New York Times bestselling authors AK Turner and Jennifer Basye Sander.
     
    In 2015, a women-only option was added to include a focus on wellness in addition to writing. The weekend is organized and hosted by Elaine Ambrose, Mill Park Publishing owner and author, and Emily Nielsen, a wellness coach and owner of Balance Family Fitness. Activities include healthy meals, gentle yoga, writing workshops set to music, fireside chats, and free time to write or explore. Attendees have arrived from four states, and the retreats usually are sold out.
     
     
    The next Women’s Wellness and Writing Retreat is May1-3, and details are on the website at http://womenswellnesswritingretreat.eventbrite.com/?s=32519943. The costs begin at $250 for two night’s lodging, all meals, healthy snacks, speakers, writing materials, and individual coaching. The Saturday-only option is available for $100.
     
    Mill Park Publishing produces books written by women. The books have won 14 prestigious awards, including a Silver Medal and a Bronze Medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards program. The company has produced 26 published authors, and two more books are in production. Mill Park Publishing donates a portion of books sales to various local charities, including Treasure Valley Dress for Success, the Cabin Writers in the School Program, and the Women’s and Children’s Alliance.
     
     
    Written on Thursday, 23 April 2015 20:54 in Elaine's Blog Read 12 times
  • Elaine Ambrose Congratulations, Tony Doerr
    Written by Elaine Ambrose

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    Congratulations to author Anthony Doerr for winning the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel All the Light We Cannot See. Finalists for the acclaimed prize included Joyce Carol Oates. Doerr’s best-selling book tells the captivating story of a blind French girl and a young German soldier during World War ll.

    At the book’s premiere party last year in Boise, Doerr explained how he took several years to research and write the novel. He researched, traveled, wrote, and reworked sentences for more than a week just to complete one particular paragraph. His attention to detail, character, setting, and story sets him apart as one of the world’s great writers.

    Doerr was a speaker at the 2010 “Write by the River” writer’s retreat sponsored by Mill Park Publishing. At the retreat, he spoke about the writing process, and he visited with each attendee. We are honored to have him in our area.

    The next writer's retreat is May 1-3 in Garden Valley. http://womenswellnesswritingretreat.eventbrite.com/?s=32519943

     

     

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    Written on Monday, 20 April 2015 20:18 in Elaine's Blog Read 41 times
  • Elaine Ambrose Call for Submissions: Midlife Anthology
    Written by Elaine Ambrose
     
     
    Mill Park Publishing is announcing a "Call for Submissions" for a new anthology to be published in paperback and e-book format in early 2016.
     
    The working title is Feisty after 45 - The Best Blogs from Midlife Women
     
    Women bloggers over the age of 44 are encouraged to enter a favorite blog to be considered for the anthology. 
     
    •Paperback and e-book due in early 2016
     
    •1200 words maximum
     
    •Deadline June 1, 2015
     
    •Selected entries receive $25 and one book
     
     
    Mill Park Publishing of Eagle, Idaho offers award-winning books written by women. A portion of the sales proceeds goes to charity. Mill Park Publishing also organizes and offers writing retreats for women. The company is owned by author Elaine Ambrose.  www.elaineambrose.com
     
    ENTRY FORM:
     
    Mill Park Publishing features award-wining books written by women. The anthology Little White Dress featured 26 women writers and won the Bronze Medal for Womens Issues from the Independent Publisher Book Awards Program in 2012. This new anthology Feisty after 45 will include blogs written by women over the age of 44. Categories will be humor, inspiration, grandchildren, eldercare, travel, and personal growth.
     
    We're seeking positive stories that will appeal to middle-aged women. Please don't send any articles about religion, politics, home-based businesses, or rants. Recipes are accepted, but should be correct. 
     
    Mill Park Publishing follows the First North American Publication Rights (FNAPR). By submitting your piece to Mill Park Publishing, you are verifying that Mill Park Publishing has the right to be the first in North America to publish the material once. Then, unless you've granted other rights or licenses as well, all copyright to that material reverts back to you. If your submission is not accepted, all copyright to that material remains with the author. By submitting you piece, you are verifying that Mill Park Publishing has the right to publish this submission in media platforms known and yet to be discovered. Selected entries will receive $25 and one book after publication. Additional books and e-books will be available for purchase.
     
     
    Complete and paste this form into an email. Attach proposed entry. Email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
     
     
     
    Name (first and last as it will appear in print): ___________________________________________________________________________
     
     
    Address (street, city, town, zip): _____________________________________________________________________________________
     
     
    Email: ___________________________________________________________________________________________
     
     
    Name of Blog or website: __________________________________________________________________________________________
     
     
     
    Circle appropriate category: humor - inspiration - grandchildren - eldercare - travel - personal growth
     
     
     
    (One submission per person, please.)
     
     
     
    100-word Biography:
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Complete entry form and email with attached word document to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by June 1, 2015.
     
    Written on Monday, 02 March 2015 23:37 in Elaine's Blog Read 344 times
  • Elaine Ambrose Mill Park Publishing Books Win 14 Awards in Three Years
    Written by Elaine Ambrose
    Written on Sunday, 15 February 2015 23:44 in Elaine's Blog Read 225 times
  • Elaine Ambrose Garden Valley Women's Wellness and Writing Retreat is May 1-3
    Written by Elaine Ambrose
    Garden Valley Women's Wellness and Writing Retreat is May 1-3

     

     https://www.eventbrite.com/e/garden-valley-womens-wellness-and-writing-retreat-tickets-15484117412

    Click on the link above for details, cost, and tickets. Space is limited.

     

    Garden Valley
    Women’s Wellness
    and Writing Retreat

    May 1-3, 2015
    Garden Valley, Idaho

    "This retreat changed my life! I was meant to be here."


    Please join us for our quarterly wellness and writing retreat. The cost begins at $250 and includes healthy meals, accommodations for two nights at two deluxe cabins in the Idaho mountains, materials, speakers, writing workshops, gentle yoga, fireside chats, individual readings, and wellness workshops. The retreat is located in Garden Valley, Idaho, approximately one hour's drive north of Boise. Limited spaces are available, and tickets are non-refundable after April 15. This retreat is sponsored by Mill Park Publishing of Eagle and Balance Family Fitness of Meridian, Idaho.

    Friday, May 1

    4:30 – 6:00 pm - Check in – Cabin 1
    Unpacking/settling in (Cabin 2)
    Nature actives and intention setting, explore the grounds
    6:00 pm - Dinner – Cabin 1 - Baked wild-caught salmon with kale and pineapple
    Mango-chickpea – cucumber salad, Quinoa pasta with tomato sauce
    Balsamic-glazed strawberries with coconut gelato
    8:00 pm - Fireside Chat - Cabin 1

    Saturday, May 2

    7:00 – 8:00 am Sunrise Yoga & Meditation – Cabin 2
    8:30 am - Breakfast - Vegan green smoothies (vegan protein powder option)
    Fresh fruit and nuts, coffee and tea
    9:30 am - Writing Workshop: What Inspires You? – Cabin 1
    12:00 pm - Lunch - Sweet & Crunchy Salad Bar
    1:00 pm - Hike & hot springs OR relax & write
    3:30 pm - Snack
    4:00 pm – Self-Worth Workshop – Cabin 1
    5:00 pm - Free time – read, write, relax
    6:00 pm Dinner - Vegan chili, Quinoa, Garbanzo bean blondies
    8:00 pm - Fireside Chat, poetry slam, conversation starters, sharing – Cabin 2

    Sunday, May 3

    7:00 – 8:00 am - Sunrise Yoga & Meditation – Cabin 2
    8:30 am - Breakfast - Vegan green smoothies (vegan protein powder option)
    Fresh fruit and nuts, coffee and tea
    9:30 am - Workshop: Why Your Story Matters – Cabin 1
    11:00 am - Sharing, open mic
    12:00 pm - Safe travels!!

    Retreat is facilitated by:


    Elaine Ambrose, Author, Syndicated Blogger, Motivational Speaker

    www.elaineambrose.com

    Emily Nielsen, Personal Trainer, AFAA. Group Fitness Instructor, ACE


    www.balancefamilyfitness.com

     

    Sponsored by Mill Park Publishing, Eagle, Idaho and Balance Family Fitness of Meridian, Idaho.

    Written on Sunday, 08 February 2015 15:21 in Elaine's Blog Read 241 times

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