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 Authors Announced for Midlife Anthology
    Written by Elaine Ambrose
    Authors Announced for Midlife Anthology
    For Immediate Release  --  August 8, 2015
    Contact: Elaine Ambrose, Publisher
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    Eagle, ID – Mill Park Publishing of Eagle, Idaho today announced the winning entries for the new anthology, Feisty after 45. The book will feature 26 midlife authors from across the country, and topics include humor, grandchildren, travel, inspiration, eldercare, travel, and personal growth. The paperback book and e-book will be available in the spring of 2016.
    Mill Park Publishing features award-winning books written by women and organizes writing retreats and creativity workshops. The company’s books have won 14 awards in the past 3 years, and a portion of the sales proceeds is donated to local charities. The anthology Little White Dress won the Bronze Medal for Women’s Issues from the Independent Publisher Book Awards program in 2012. A humorous book for women titled Midlife Cabernet won two national humor awards in 2014, and Publishers Weekly wrote that the book is “laugh-out-loud funny.” 
    Mill Park Publishing​ has enabled 52 women to become published authors. Proceeds from book sales have been donated to several local charities, including Dress for Success Boise Valley, Women's and Children's Alliance​, THE CABIN​ Writers in the Schools Program, Boys and Girls Club of Ada County, and Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association​. The company is owned by author and syndicated blogger Elaine Ambrose.
    More than 200 entries were submitted to the anthology. The 26 winning writers are as follows:
    Anne Bardsley, South Pasadena, FL
    Sherry Briscoe, Boise, ID
    Carol Cassara, San Jose, CA
    Lynn Cobb, Royal Oak, MI
    Kimberly Joyce Dalferes, Fairfax, VA
    Bonnie Dodge, Twin Falls, ID
    Marcia Kester Doyle, Pompano Beach, FL
    Janie Emaus, Los Angeles, CA
    Elyse Ericssen, Boise, ID
    Lee Gaitan, Atlanta, GA
    Stacey Gustafson, Pleasanton, CA
    Kimberly Jayne, Austin, TX
    Roxanne Jones, Brunswick, ME
    Lisa Kanarek, Dallas, TX
    Ruth Knox, Meridian, ID
    Kimberly Montgomery, Incline Village, NV
    Mary-Leah Moore, Bothell, WA
    Heidi Naylor, Boise, ID
    Laurie Oien, White Bear Lake, MN
    Betty Rodgers, Boise, ID
    Candy Schulman, New York, New York
    Amy Hartl Sherman, Glen Ellyn, IL
    Terri Lehr Spilman, Carmel, IN
    Kathryn Streeter, Austin, TX
    Camille DeFer Thompson, San Ramon, CA
    Linda Wolff, Los Angeles, CA
    Written on Sunday, 09 August 2015 03:58 in Elaine's Blog Read 379 times
  • Elaine Ambrose Mill Park Publishing will attend the Sun Valley Wellness Festival May 22-23
    Written by Elaine Ambrose
    Written on Friday, 22 May 2015 04:36 in Elaine's Blog Read 322 times
  • Elaine Ambrose "Write the River" Women's Writing Retreat scheduled for September
    Written by Elaine Ambrose

    Details are on Eventbrite:

     cabin in fall


    The next "Write by the River" Women's Writing Retreat will be Friday, September 11, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 11:00 AM (MDT) in Garden Valley, Idaho. Find details and ticket information on

    Ticket Information TICKET TYPE SALES END PRICE FEE QUANTITY Private room with shared bathroom Sep 11, 2015 $200.00 $11.99 Ticket Quantity Select Private room with private bathroom Sep 11, 2015 $250.00

    You are invited to join us for a weekend of writing, rejuvination, and relaxation in two deluxe cabins in the Idaho mountains. Space is limited to six women. * Private bedroom with mountain or river views and writing desk * Option for shared or private bathroom * Healthy meals and snacks - 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch * Two writing workshops led by published author and syndicated blogger Elaine Ambrose * Free afternoon to write, hike, read, or socialize * Volunteer to read your work to the group * Fireside chats

    Detailed directions: North on Highway 55, right at Banks onto Banks-Lowman Road, go east approximately 12 miles through Garden Valley and turn right onto Alder Creek Road, turn right on Freedom Ranch Road, and right on Southfork Lane. We're in the first cabin on the right: 26 Southfork Lane. The telephon number at that cabin is (208) 462-4413.

    Have questions about "Write by the River" Women's Writing Retreat? Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

    Written on Saturday, 25 April 2015 22:35 in Elaine's Blog Read 421 times
  • 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 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 386 times
  • Elaine Ambrose Congratulations, Tony Doerr
    Written by Elaine Ambrose


    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.




    Written on Monday, 20 April 2015 20:18 in Elaine's Blog Read 365 times

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