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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Sunday, 03 April 2011 19:57

2012 Write by the River Writer's Retreat

Write by the River

Writer’s Retreat

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

Garden Valley, Idaho

Only $50

Writers are encouraged to register now for limited spaces available at the fifth annual Write by the River Writer’s Retreat in Garden Valley, only one hour north of Boise. This year’s theme:

 

Get Published:

  • New York Publishing House
  • Regional Press
  • Self-Publish

Saturday, Sept. 29

9:30 am – Registration and Introductions, Coffee, Juice

9:45 - Speaker: Jennifer Basye Sander - Get Published: Facts about the  New York Publishing Houses

wr-2012-sanderJennifer Basye Sander has been an author and book packager for nearly 20 years. She is the co-author of the best-selling book The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Published. Her career has spanned all aspects of the business, from retail sales and book acquisition to editorial and publicity. She co-founded the Big City Books Group, which develops book projects and she is the author, co-author, or ghost author of more than 50 successful books in print. Jennifer lives in Sacramento, California. Find details about her writing retreats at www.writebythelake.com

11:30 – Lunch on the Deck

         Writing Assignment

1:00 - Speaker: Doug Copsey - Get Published:  Facts about Local and Regional Presses

wr-2012-copseyFor more than 30 years, Doug Copsey has shared his unique brand of innovation and insight to film, television, and radio productions for satisfied clients worldwide. He is the author of four books, seven screenplays, and hundreds of magazine articles. He is a founder and leader of the Idaho Writers Guild, and he helped create and organize the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. He is the author of With our Good Will – 30 Years of Shakespeare in Idaho published by Caxton Press in Caldwell. Doug lives in Boise, Idaho. Find more details at www.dougcopseyproductions.com

2:00 – Break

Book Signing with Authors

Snacks and Conversations

3:00 - Speaker: Stacy Dymalski - Get Published: Facts about Successful Self-Publishing

wr-2012-dymalskiStacy Dynalski is an award-winning standup comic, filmmaker, and writer. She writes with humor and presents funny talks about the delicate balance between career and how to be a parent who doesn’t screw up one’s own kids. Her self-published book Confessions of a Band Geek Mom is a delightful collection of stories about one exhausted parent's take on carpools, room mothers, high school band, and hernias. Stacy lives in Park City, Utah. Find her blog at web.me.com/stacy_dymalski/Writer

4:00 – Postscript: Elaine Ambrose

Elaine Ambrose is the author of six books, and the co-author of two books, including Menopause Sucks and Drinking with Dead Women Writers. She owns Mill Park Publishing, winner of the 2012 IPPY Award. Her author and blog web site is www.ElaineAmbrose.com, and her business web site is www.MillParkPublishing.com

5:00 – Retreat Ends - Write On!

To keep costs down, this year’s retreat will be one day instead of three. Cost of $50 covers speakers, materials, lunch, and snacks. Authors will have books available for purchase. No refunds after Sept. 10.

Questions? Call Elaine at (208) 890-8122 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Retreat activities will be at the cabin of Elaine Ambrose in Southfork Landing next to the river in Garden Valley. Directions: Drive north of Boise on Highway 55. Turn right at Banks onto State Highway 21. Go about 12 miles, turn right at Alder Creek Road and go over the bridge. Turn right on Freedom Ranch Road, turn right on Southfork Lane, and it’s the first home on the right.

Former retreat speakers include Alan Heathcock, Tony Doerr, Gretchen Anderson, and Amanda Turner. Seven past participants have successfully written and published books in the past three years.

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Monday, 07 March 2011 23:30

My Friend Gracie

My_Friend_Gracie_coverAuthor Anne Mackenzie Dixon wrote this book as a class project during her undergraduate studies as she worked for a Master of Social Work degree.  The book now is used as a therapy tool to help children become more passionate toward their peers with Autism.   

This limited edition book is available for $22.00 from Mill Park Publishing.

 

 

Published in Our Books
Tuesday, 15 February 2011 04:14

About Elaine

elaine-ambroseElaine Ambrose is an award-winning author and public speaker who created Mill Park Publishing in 2003. She grew up on an isolated potato farm in southern Idaho, left home with just a suitcase full of high hopes and tall tales, and graduated from college with Phi Beta Kappa scholastic honors. She became a manager in a Fortune 100 corporation where she discovered that it was more exciting to fly around the country in a corporate jet than to drive a tractor through a spud field.
Elaine’s thirty year business resume includes jobs as Idaho's first female television news reporter and talk show hostess, bank officer, magazine editor, manager at Boise Cascade Corporation, and the author of nine books.  She has traveled to 30 countries around the world but always comes back home to Idaho. 

Author

  • Midlife Cabernet
  • Drinking with Dead Women Writers
  • Drinking with Dead Drunks
  • Little White Dress
  • Menopause Sucks – What to Do When Hot Flashes Make You and Everyone Else Miserable
  • The Red Tease – A Woman’s Adventure in Golf
  • Gators & Taters – A Week of Bedtime Stories
  • The Magic Potato – La Papa Mágica – A Story and Coloring Book in English and Spanish
  • Waiting for the Harvest – A Novel of a Farm Girl

Co-Author

  • Daily Erotica – 366 Poems of Passion

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Highlights of World Travels to 30 Countries

  • Cruised down the Nile and explored ancient pyramids in Egypt
  • Visited the Taj Mahal in India
  • Rode a bull elephant in Napal and witnessed a tiger kill a bison
  • Saw the Jade Buddha in Thailand
  • Hiked across the Haleakala Crater in Maui, Hawaii
  • Cried at Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany
  • Dined on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
  • Bought wooden shoes in Holland
  • Sang in a choir for the Ambassador of Luxembourg
  • Snorkeled at night in the ocean near the British Virgin Islands
  • Watched a leopard drag a deer up a tree while on safari in South Africa
  • Hiked to the top of the dome at the Vatican in Rome, Italy
  • Ate bird’s nest soup in Hong Kong
  • Wrote and publically recited a poem in Ireland
  • Rode in a train across Canada with my mother and daughter
  • Floundered on chocolate in Switzerland
  • Found a haunted pub in London before seeing “Le Miserables” on stage
  • Camped along the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho
  • Drove with my daughter through Spain to the Mediterranean Coast
  • Hiked along the Cinque Terre trails in Italy
  • Stood in Mass for two hours at the Duomo in Florence, Italy
  • Rode a zip line through the jungle in Costa Rica
  • Drove a snowmobile to the top of a mountain in Idaho
  • Completed cooking courses in Italy and South Africa
  • Got married on the Greek Island of Paros

 

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Highlights of Professional Career

  • Idaho’s first female television news reporter and talk show hostess at age 21
  • The first female assistant director of school services at the University of Utah
  • At age 24, wrote a promotional campaign that won first place in a national competition sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
  • Received the award at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C.
  • Editor of McCall Magazine, Associate Editor of Boise Magazine, Associate Editor of Magic Valley Magazine
  • Received several writing awards from Idaho Press Club
  • Received writing award from Writer’s Digest International
  • Received national humor award as author of The Red Tease
  • Named “Outstanding Citizen” by The Idaho Statesman
  • Received volunteer and civic awards from University of Idaho, Horizon Reading Council, YWCA Twin Program, Delta Gamma Fraternity, Log Cabin Literacy Center
  • Currently on the Governing Board of the Idaho Writers Guild
  • Past president of Ada County Delta Gamma Alumni Association
  • Past National President of the University of Idaho Alumni Association
  • Commence Speaker, University of Idaho
  • Manager in Communications Department for Boise Cascade Corporation
  • Completed Management Excellence Program
  • Created and implemented a nationwide literacy program
  • Organized a corporate media event in New York City
  • Founded and currently own Mill Park Publishing
  • Created and organize annual "Write by the River" Writer's Retreats
  • "Laugh-out-loud funny" - Publishers Weekly 

 

 

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About Elaine

Elaine Ambrose left the family potato farm in Idaho to become a television news reporter, university executive, bank officer, corporate manager, magazine editor, motivational speaker, business owner, world traveler, community volunteer, wife, mother, grandmother, and author of 100 magazine articles and six books.

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