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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By Elaine Ambrose

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Midlife Cabernet is the newest book by Elaine Ambrose. Her humorous essays provide proof that there is life, love, and laughter after fifty. If you're a feisty, robust female tumbling down the far side of middle-age, grab a glass of cabernet - better yet, grab the whole bottle - and enjoy these witty words of wisdom that include anecdotes about irritable bowel syndrome, midlife love, and the joys of eldercare.

Publishers Weekly wrote that the book is "laugh-out-loud funny," and Foreword Reviews wrote that the collection of essays is "an argument for joy."

Midlife Cabernet won the Silver Medal for Humor from the Independent Book Publisher Award program (IPPY), First Place for Humor and First Place for eBook from the North American Book Awards, and First Place for Humor and Idaho Top Ten Author Award from the Idaho Book Awards program.

The book reached #1 in sales in the Humor Category on Amazon.com.

"Elaine Ambrose offers a hilarious perspective on life. Read it and weep...from laughter!"
Barb Best, Erma Bombeck Global Humor Winner

"Midlife Cabernet is vintage Elaine Ambrose; tangy, full-bodied, and delightfully intoxicating. You'll laugh yourself silly - and that's BEFORE you open the wine!"
Stacy Dymalski, comedienne and author

"Laughter makes us beaurtiful, so Midlife Cabernet will do more for you than any plastic surgeon. It's also a hell of a lot less painful. If midlife means laughing as much as Elaine Ambrose, bring it on!"
Amanda Turner, author of Hair of the Corn Dog

Only $12 from Mill Park Publishing.  Also on Amazon.com and in eBook format from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, KOBO, IBooks, and Google Play.

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Idaho authors Elaine Ambrose and AK Turner share their talents for storytelling in a sassy new book about 16 famous dead women writers.

Most early female writers used pen names because women weren’t regarded as competent writers. Margaret Mitchell wrote only one published novel in her lifetime, but *Gone with the Wind *won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937 and sold more than 30 million copies. Emily Dickinson was so paranoid that she only spoke to people from behind a door. Carson McCullers wrote The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter at age 22. Her husband wanted them to commit suicide in the French countryside, but she refused. Ambrose and Turner explore these and other intriguing facts about the most famous women in literary history.

The book won First Place for Nonfiction, First Place for Cover Design, and Top 10 Idaho Author awards from the Idaho Book Awards program.

“I was completely enthralled by DRINKING WITH DEAD WOMEN WRITERS, as Elaine Ambrose and AK Turner took turns in a fantastical romp through literature and drink, tossing back cocktails with some of the greatest female voices in literary history, cracking wise, prodding for answers to insightful questions, allowing us to know these writers and their minds in essays both hilarious and thoughtful. A rare mix of cleverness and intellect, and a total blast to read.”

-Alan Heathcock, award winning author of VOLT

Ambrose is the author of Menopause Sucks and an author of five other books. Her short stories and feature articles appear in several anthologies and magazines. Turner is the creator of “The Writers’ Block” on Radio Boise. She writes a humor column for the Boise City Revue and served as a Writer-in-Residence.

Drinking with Dead Women Writers is available from Mill Park Publishing, local book sellers and Amazon.com in paperback or ebook format.


 

By Elaine Ambrose &  AK Turner

cover-drinking-with-dead-drunksHave you ever wondered what it would be like to share a drink with Ernest Hemingway or Jack London? Authors Elaine Ambrose and AK Turner take you on imaginary meetings with 16 famous - but dead - writers, including Edgar Allan Poe, John Cheever, and Willuam Faulkner. Their actual quotes are used to create clever cocktail conversations. This book is a sequel to Drinking with Dead Women Writers - a literary romp with 16 famous and equally dead women writers.

The book won First Place for Cover Design from the Idaho Book Awards program.

Both books are available for only $10 each plus shipping.

By Judith McConnell Steele

cover-angel-of-esperancaThe Angel of Esperança is the first fiction publication for Mill Park Publishing. The novel by Judith McConnell Steele is a story of romantic, maternal, and familial love set in a mythical village in Brazil. Early reviews are exciting and positive.

The book won several awards, including First Place for Fiction, First Place for Cover Design, and Idaho Top Ten Author Awward, from the Idaho Book Awards Program and the North American Book Awards Program.

Only $14 from the author.  Also on Amazon.com in paperback or eBook.

c-LittleWhiteDresscoverA simple message on Facebook about observing used wedding dresses at thrift shops captured the attention and creative skills of 25 women who spontaneously gathered in one day to write their stories about "The Dress." Six weeks later, Mill Park Publishing had compiled the stories into a book.

The book won the Bronze Medal in the Women's Issues Category in the international Independent Book Publisher's Award program (IPPY.)

Award-winning author Alan Heathcock wrote this review for the back cover: “If I learned something about women from this awesome little book, it’s that each has her own dress, her own story; some of hopes fulfilled, some tragic, some funny, all compelling. Little White Dress holds the truths of humanity stitched into every poem and story. It sometimes made me laugh, sometimes made me somber, but always made me consider how the value of the dress has little to do with the fabric.”

The book is available for $10.00 (plus Idaho sales tax) from Mill Park Publishing, Amazon.com, and some Boise stores.

back-yard-chicken-fightThe Backyard Chicken Fight - How Keeping Chickens in Your Yard is Ruffing Feathers Across the Nation and A Beginner's Guide to Hen Keeping is the book you need if you want to raise chickens.  Author Gretchen Anderson chronicles the stories of people who are fighting City Hall for the right to own chickens at home.  Also, she explains how to raise a healthy flock of free-range chickens in your own backyard.  With the growing emphasis on the importance of buying local, organic food, why not do it yourself? 

Find answers to these important questions:

"How do I build an atractive but efficient chicken coop?"

"What temperature is best for baby chicks?"

"Can I have free-range chickens and dogs?"

"How many eggs does a hen lay each week?" 

 

Gretchen Anderson is an award-winning humor columnist, author and former television news anchor/reporter.  Her news stories have been carried on NBC, ABC and CNN around the globe.  Gretchen has been published in various magazines and newspapers, and in 2010 she collaborated on a published book of poetry.  Her five children and one husband keep her going six different directions.

The book is available for $9.99 (plus Idaho sales tax) from the author, and at Boise and Eagle Zamzow's stores. The book is available on Amazon.com and at local Barnes and Noble bookstores.

mother-knows-bestWe remember with fondness the sweet advice of our dear mothers:

"Haste makes waste."

"Don't make me stop this car!"

"You're running away?  Let me help you pack!"

"Just because Grandma farts at the table doesn't mean you can, too!"

Mother Knows Best - Wit and Wisdom from Idaho Moms will warm your heart and tickle your funny bone as several Idaho women and men recall words of advice they heard from their mothers.  Proceeds from this book will benefit the Women's and Children's Allliance in Boise in celebration of 100 years of public service for women and men escaping domestic abuse and sexual assault.  Quotes were compiled and edited by Patti Murphy.

Patti Murphy, an award-winning writer, is the author of more than 100 newspaper and magazine articles.  Her feature story, "Memories of Minidoka," about Idaho's WWII Japanese internment camp, has received statewide and national awards.  She owns Murphy Media Services, a public relations and freelance writing agency in Boise.

Purchase each book for $8.99 (plus Idaho sales tax) from the author. 

 

Daily Erotica: 366 Poems of Passion

daily-erotica-splashLooking for your lost libido? Read just one poem a day from this fabulous book!
Daily Erotica - 366 Poems of Passion was written by four women who met at a writer's group in Eagle, Idaho. Their poems are to be read out loud, one for every day of the year, and shared with a true love.

Sample Poem:

November 23

Your whispers of love
sing in my ears
and turn to sweet music
that moves my soul
and joins the tempo of our hearts
to beat as one.

Only $12.95 (plus Idaho sales tax) from Mill Park Publishing or Click here to preview and order this book
 Gators & Taters  - A Week of Bedtime Stories was originally published in 2003 with eight original illustrations. The children's book has been revised and republished with 36 new illustrations created by Boise artist Patrick Buchnak. The new edition sells on Amazon for $19.98 for paperback, $9.99 for eBook, and $4.87 for audiobook read by the author.
 
 
Gators & Taters: A Week of Bedtime Stories
The young and the young at heart will be touched and delighted with this unique collection of eight original bedtime stories created to inspire children to wonder about characters, places, and adventures.  Lyrical language, captivating scenes, and gentle messages provide a safe and soothing message at the end of the day.  Because there is ony one illlustration per story, children can use their imaginations to complete the details.
Gators & Taters has received the following honors:
Selected for Bowker's National Recommended Reading List for 2004 - ony 50 children's books are listed annuallly
Selected for Idaho Public Television "First Books" program with Statewide distribution to underprivileged children
Selected for State of Idaho "Read Out Loud Crowd" program
Selected as "Best Children's Book of 2003" by a national reviewer
Selected for Summer Reading List for the Log Cabin Literary Center in Boise
Selected for the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program in Boise
 
 
 
Gators & Taters was written by Elaine Ambrose, owner of Mill Park Publishing.
 
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RedTease_CoverThe Red Tease: A Woman’s Adventure in Golf
“There are many books written for serious golfers. This is not one of them.” - Laura Witvoet, LPGA Director of Instruction
This gift book received a national humor award from Foreword Magazine.  The anecdotes prove that the author writes better than she golfs.
The Red Tease was written by Elaine Ambrose, owner of Mill Park Publishing.

The book is available from Mill Park Publishing for $5.99 (plus Idaho Sales Tax), and on Amazon.com - Click here to preview and order this book
magic-potatoThe Magic Potato - La Papa Magica
A bilingual color and story book that has been approved by the Idaho State Board of Education for the state-wide curriculum. Hop on the Magic Potato and learn fun and interesting facts about Idaho as he flies around the state! The easy-to-read story includes side-by-side English and Spanish versions that cover days of the week, colors, and numbers.
The Magic Potato was written by Elaine Ambrose, translated by Emily Nielsen, and illustrated by Heidi Winchel.

The book is available for $3.00 from Mill Park Publishing or Click here to preview and order this book

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.

 

 

waiting-for-the-harvestThis book provides a delightful romp through the adventures and growing pains of a young girl in southern Idaho during the 1960s.  Set against the backdrop of a volatile potato harvest, the story tells of waiting for water, waiting for maturity, and waiting for answers to some of life's toughest questions.

 

This limited edition book was written by Elaine Ambrose and originally published by Legendary Publishing of Boise, Idaho, and is available from Mill Park Publishing for $6.99.  Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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Menopause Sucks - What to Do When Hot Flashes Make You and Everyone Else Miserable

With hot hilarity and fierce facts, Elaine Ambrose explains why you sneeze and wet your pants, why hair is growing on your toes like a mini Chia pet, and why you can't remember the ingredients for a BLT.

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