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 "Feisty after 45" Anthology is Ready!
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    Eagle, ID – Mill Park Publishing of Eagle, Idaho announces the premiere of the anthology Feisty after 45 – The Best Blogs from Midlife Women. The book features 45 midlife authors from across the country and Canada, and topics include humor, inspiration, travel, and caregiving. More than 200 entries were received.

    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 70 women to become published authors. The company is owned by author and syndicated blogger Elaine Ambrose. Find more information at www.MillParkPublishing.com.

    The paperback book Feisty after 45 retails for $12 and is available now on Amazon.com. The eBook version is $2.99 and available soon on Amazon, Nook, KOBO, IBooks, and Google Play.

    Selected authors:

    Meryl Baer, Ventnor, NJ

    Anne Bardsley, South Pasadena, FL

    Sharon Olivia Blumberg, Chicago, IL

    Susan Swicegood Boswell, Greensboro, NC

    Sherry Briscoe, Boise, ID

    Carol A. Cassara, San Jose, CA

    Cathy Chester, Kinnelon, NJ

    Lynne Cobb, Royal Oak, MI

    Kimberly “Kimba” Dalferes, Fairfax, VA

    Bonnie Dodge, Twin Falls, ID

    Marcia Kester Doyle, Pompano Beach, FL

    Marie Murphy Duess, Newtown, PA

    Janie Emaus, Los Angeles, CA

    Susan Emerson, Corvallis, OR

    Elyse Ericsson, Boise, ID

    Karin Britt Gall, Harrisburg, OH

    Lee Gaitan, Atlanta, GA

    Stacey Gustafson, Pleasanton, CA

    Kimberly Jayne, Austin, TX

    Roxanne Jones, Brunswick, ME

    Rita Kampen, Langley, BC Canada

    Lisa Kanarek, Dallas, TX

    Teresa Bell Kindred, Edmonton, KY

    Ruth Knox, Meridian, ID

    Kristine Laco, Toronto, Canada

    Kimberly Montgomery, Incline Village, NV

    Mary-Leah Moore, Bothell, WA

    Gretchen Higgins Mullins, Boise, ID

    Heidi Naylor, Boise, ID

    Cheryl Nicholl, New Orleans, LA

    Laurie Oien, White Bear Lake, MN

    Michelle Baynes Owens, York, PA

    Kelly Hams Pearson, Parkville, MO

    Elaine Plummer, Wake Forest, NC

    Yvonne Ransel, Bristol, IN

    Betty Rodgers, Boise, ID

    Deborah Ross, Phoenix, AZ

    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

    Roz Warren, Bala Cynwyd, PA

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Eagle, ID 83616

Phone: (208) 890-8122

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Local Publisher Donates $1,000 for Writers in the Schools

Eagle, ID - Mill Park Publishing of Eagle has donated $1,000 to the Writers in the Schools Program sponsored by The Cabin, a literary center in Boise. The donation comes from sales of the new novel The Angel of Esperança by local author Judith McConnell Steele.

“The donation will enable The Cabin to have a literary instructor in another area school,” said Julie Strand, program director. “We appreciate this opportunity to bring professional writers into the classrooms to engage students and classroom teachers in the pleasure and power of reading and writing.”

Mill Park Publishing was founded by author Elaine Ambrose. The company publishes books written by women and donates the proceeds to local charities. More than $10,000 has been given over the past four years and recipients include Dress for Success Treasure Valley, the Women’s and Children’s Alliance, the Learning Lab Literature for Lunch, and the Interfaith Sanctuary.

Mill Park Publishing won four of 40 awards given recently by the Idaho Book Extravaganza. The Angel of Esperança won first place awards for fiction, interior design, and cover design. Drinking with Dead Women Writers, historical fiction by AK Turner and Elaine Ambrose, won second place for cover design. Other books have won prestigious awards, including the 2012 Independent Book Publisher Award (IPPY), a national humor award from Foreword Magazine, and a designation as “Best New Children’s Book.”

More information is available on www.MillParkPublishing.com

                                 

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Moving your Novel from your Head to your Hand

A Workshop at The Cabin

Judith McConnell Steele, author and poet, and Elaine Ambrose, author and publisher, will present a three-hour workshop on writing and publishing a novel. The workshop will be Saturday, November 16 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm at The Cabin located at 801 S. Capitol Blvd. in Boise.

The cost is $35 – or $30 for Cabin members – and includes an autographed copy of The Angel of Esperança, written by Steele and published by Ambrose’s Mill Park Publishing.

Steele will facilitate short writing exercises for participants, and she also will describe her journey from writing her manuscript to holding the finished book. Ambrose will discuss format, designs, reviews, promotion, and costs of publication.

The workshop is open to writers beginning a novel as well as those with completed manuscripts. Participants should bring a few pages of their novel they want to rework, their writing instrument of choice, and a willingness to explore. Space is limited, so please complete the registration form and mail before November 8. There will be registration at the door if space is available. The workshop is sponsored by The Cabin and Mill Park Publishing. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the novel will be donated to the Writers in the Schools Program sponsored by The Cabin.

Name________________________________________________________________________

Email address_________________________________________________________________

Enclose check for $35 – or $30 for members of the Cabin – made payable to Mill Park Publishing. The cost covers the speakers, materials, light refreshments, and an autographed book.

Mail to: Mill Park Publishing, PO Box 1931, Eagle, ID 83616

Questions? Email Elaine Ambrose at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

                      Write by the River”

Writer’s Retreat

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Garden Valley, Idaho

Only $60

Writers are encouraged to register now for limited spaces available at Mill Park Publishing’s fifth annual retreat in Garden Valley.

“How to Write and Market a Blog”

Featuring National Bloggers Stephanie Worrell, Ken Rodgers, Liza Long, and Elaine Ambrose

The guest speakers will explain the joys, challenges, and potential success associated with writing a blog. Key topics will include: How to write a blog. Identify your audience. Focus on your platform. Attract readers and sponsors. Increase speaking engagements. Promote through social media. Develop your web site. Convert your blog into a book. What happens when a blog goes “viral” and you’re a guest on national media with a book contract.

9:30 am – Registration and Welcome

9:45 – “Your Blog as Witty Diary”     Speaker: Stephanie Worrell

Stephanie Worrell has enjoyed a successful 25-year career as both a freelance writer and public relations professional. A highlight of Stephanie’s career is starting Red Sky Public Relations in 2008 and building it into one of the top public firms in the country. She managed blog content creation that resonated with target audiences, along with guiding clients with the “ins and outs” of blog development with the goal of amassing followers in alignment with their brands. In conjunction with releasing a new novel this winter, she will be launching a new blog entitled Skunk River Living.

11:30 Lunch and Networking

1:00 pm – “Your Blog as Worldwide Forum”     Speaker: Ken Rodgers

Ken Rodgers is a writer, teacher and filmmaker from Boise. He has published three books of poetry and recently published an e-book of short stories available on Kindle. Ken Rodgers writes and manages two blogs, one at www.kennethrodgers.com and one at www.bravotheproject.com. With his wife Betty, Ken is in the final stages of producing and distributing a documentary film about his company of United States Marines at the Siege of Khe Sanh, Vietnam, in 1968. To find out more about the film, titled Bravo! Common Men, Uncommon Valor, visit www.bravotheproject.com.

2:30 “When a Blog Goes Viral”

Liza Long is the Student Services Coordinator at Carrington College in Boise and also a writer, editor, designer, and single mother of four children. Last December, she wrote “I am Adam Lanza’s Mother” for her blog The Anarchist Soccer Mom in response to the horrific shootings at an elementary school in Connecticut. Her blog was picked up by a national online source and viewed more than one million times. Then she appeared on several national television news shows and received a national book contract to write about her experiences with mental health issues.

3:30 – “Your Blog as Your Identity”     Speaker: Elaine Ambrose

Elaine owns Mill Park Publishing and is an author of nine books including Menopause Sucks and Drinking with Dead Women Writers. She writes a blog titled The Midlife Sage for Annie Jennings PR and a blog titled Midlife Cabernet for her web site at www.elaineambrose.com.

4:30 – Networking and Book Signing.   Retreat ends at 5:30 pm

Retreat activities will be at the cabin of Elaine Ambrose in Southfork Landing next to the river in Garden Valley. It’s approximately one hour’s drive from Boise. 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 into Southfork Landing, right on Southfork Lane. For overnight accommodations, contact Cabin Keepers of Idaho. Telephone (877) 322-2467. Email – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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“Write by the River”

How to Write and Market a Blog

Registration Form Due Sept. 5

Space is Limited

 

Name_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Address___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

City, State and Zip _______________________________________________________________________________________________

Email________________________________________

Vegetarian meals preferred? Circle Yes or No

Complete, copy and send with $60 check payable to Mill Park Publishing to:

Mill Park Publishing

PO Box 1931

Eagle, ID 83616

Cost of $60 covers speakers, materials, lunch, and snacks. No refunds after Sept. 10.

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

Past speakers have included acclaimed writers Tony Doerr, Gretchen Anderson, Alan Heathcock, Jennifer Basye Sander, Lance Olsen, Stacy Dymalski, and Amanda Turner.

                      Write by the River”

Writer’s Retreat

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Garden Valley, Idaho

Only $60

Writers are encouraged to register now for limited spaces available at Mill Park Publishing’s fifth annual retreat in Garden Valley.

“How to Write and Market a Blog”

Featuring National Bloggers Stephanie Worrell, Ken Rodgers, Liza Long, and Elaine Ambrose

The guest speakers will explain the joys, challenges, and potential success associated with writing a blog. Key topics will include: How to write a blog. Identify your audience. Focus on your platform. Attract readers and sponsors. Increase speaking engagements. Promote through social media. Develop your web site. Convert your blog into a book. What happens when a blog goes “viral” and you’re a guest on national media with a book contract.

9:30 am – Registration and Welcome

9:45 – “Your Blog as Witty Diary”     Speaker: Stephanie Worrell

Stephanie Worrell has enjoyed a successful 25-year career as both a freelance writer and public relations professional. A highlight of Stephanie’s career is starting Red Sky Public Relations in 2008 and building it into one of the top public firms in the country. She managed blog content creation that resonated with target audiences, along with guiding clients with the “ins and outs” of blog development with the goal of amassing followers in alignment with their brands. In conjunction with releasing a new novel this winter, she will be launching a new blog entitled Skunk River Living.

11:30 Lunch and Networking

1:00 pm – “Your Blog as Worldwide Forum”     Speaker: Ken Rodgers

Ken Rodgers is a writer, teacher and filmmaker from Boise. He has published three books of poetry and recently published an e-book of short stories available on Kindle. Ken Rodgers writes and manages two blogs, one at www.kennethrodgers.com and one at www.bravotheproject.com. With his wife Betty, Ken is in the final stages of producing and distributing a documentary film about his company of United States Marines at the Siege of Khe Sanh, Vietnam, in 1968. To find out more about the film, titled Bravo! Common Men, Uncommon Valor, visit www.bravotheproject.com.

2:30 “When a Blog Goes Viral”

Liza Long is the Student Services Coordinator at Carrington College in Boise and also a writer, editor, designer, and single mother of four children. Last December, she wrote “I am Adam Lanza’s Mother” for her blog The Anarchist Soccer Mom in response to the horrific shootings at an elementary school in Connecticut. Her blog was picked up by a national online source and viewed more than one million times. Then she appeared on several national television news shows and received a national book contract to write about her experiences with mental health issues.

3:30 – “Your Blog as Your Identity”     Speaker: Elaine Ambrose

Elaine owns Mill Park Publishing and is an author of nine books including Menopause Sucks and Drinking with Dead Women Writers. She writes a blog titled The Midlife Sage for Annie Jennings PR and a blog titled Midlife Cabernet for her web site at www.elaineambrose.com.

4:30 – Networking and Book Signing.   Retreat ends at 5:30 pm

Retreat activities will be at the cabin of Elaine Ambrose in Southfork Landing next to the river in Garden Valley. It’s approximately one hour’s drive from Boise. 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 into Southfork Landing, right on Southfork Lane. For overnight accommodations, contact Cabin Keepers of Idaho. Telephone (877) 322-2467. Email – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

“Write by the River”

How to Write and Market a Blog

Registration Form Due Sept. 5

Space is Limited

 

Name_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Address___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

City, State and Zip _______________________________________________________________________________________________

Email________________________________________

Vegetarian meals preferred? Circle Yes or No

Complete, copy and send with $60 check payable to Mill Park Publishing to:

Mill Park Publishing

PO Box 1931

Eagle, ID 83616

Cost of $60 covers speakers, materials, lunch, and snacks. No refunds after Sept. 10.

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

Past speakers have included acclaimed writers Tony Doerr, Gretchen Anderson, Alan Heathcock, Jennifer Basye Sander, Lance Olsen, Stacy Dymalski, and Amanda Turner.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 23:30

Life Sucks. Laugh Hard.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 17:17

Life Sucks. Laugh Hard.

                      Write by the River”

Writer’s Retreat

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Garden Valley, Idaho

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:

“How to Write and Market a Blog”

Featuring International Bloggers Stephanie Worrell, Ken Rodgers, and Elaine Ambrose

Cost: $60.00

Sponsored by

Mill Park Publishing

Eagle, ID

You Can be a National Blogger

Guest speakers Stephanie Worrell, Ken Rodgers, and Elaine Ambrose will explain the joys, challenges, and potential success associated with writing a blog. Key topics will include:

  • How you can write a regular blog
  • Identify your audience
  • Focus on your subject and platform
  • Attract readers
  • Attract paying sponsors
  • Increase exposure through speaking
  • Promote your blog through social media
  • Convert the blog into a web site and book

Saturday, October 5, 2013

9:30 am – Registration and Welcome

 

9:45 – “Your Blog as Witty Diary”

            Speaker: Stephanie Worrell

 

Stephanie Worrell has enjoyed a successful 25-year career as both a freelance writer and a public relations professional. A highlight of Stephanie’s career is starting Red Sky Public Relations in 2008. Red Sky is one of the top public firms in the country and recently established an office in San Francisco.

One of the many services offered to Red Sky clients is blog content creation that resonates with their target audiences, along with guiding clients with regard to the “ins and outs” of blog development with the goal of amassing followers in alignment with their brands. Stephanie has attended a wide-variety of blogging conferences, is a regular blogger and social media lover. In conjunction with releasing a new novel this winter, she will be launching a new blog entitled, Skunk River Living.

11:30 Lunch and Networking

1:00 pm – “Your Blog as Worldwide Forum”

Speaker: Ken Rodgers

Ken Rodgers is a writer, teacher and filmmaker who lives in Boise, Idaho. He has published three books of poetry and recently published an e-book of short stories available on Kindle.

Ken Rodgers writes and manages two blogs, one at www.kennethrodgers.com and one at www.bravotheproject.com. In addition he has guest blogged at a variety of sites.

With his wife Betty, Ken is in the final stages of producing and distributing a documentary film about his company of United States Marines at the Siege of Khe Sanh, Vietnam, in 1968. To find out more about the film, titled Bravo! Common Men, Uncommon Valor, visit www.bravotheproject.com.

2:30 - BREAK – Network and Write

2:45 – “Your Blog as Your Identity”

Speaker: Elaine Ambrose

Elaine owns Mill Park Publishing and is an author of nine books including Menopause Sucks and Drinking with Dead Women Writers. She writes a blog titled “The Midlife Sage” for Annie Jennings PR and a blog titled “Midlife Cabernet” for her web site at www.elaineambrose.com

4:00 – Networking and Book Signing

5:00 – Retreat Ends

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 into Southfork Landing. Turn right on Southfork Lane.

“Write by the River”

Registration Form Due Sept. 5

Space is Limited

 

Name_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Address___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

City, State and Zip _______________________________________________________________________________________________

Email________________________________________

Vegetarian meals preferred? Circle Yes or No

Complete, copy and send with $60 check payable to Mill Park Publishing to:

Mill Park Publishing

PO Box 1931

Eagle, ID 83616

Cost of $60 covers speakers, materials, lunch, and snacks. No refunds after Sept. 10.

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

Past speakers have included acclaimed writers Tony Doerr, Gretchen Anderson, Alan Heathcock, Jennifer Basye Sander, Lance Olsen, Stacy Dymalski, and Amanda Turner. 

Elaine Ambrose recently appeared as a guest on live television in Phoenix, Arizona. Elaine spoke about her national blog "Midlife Sage" on www.JenningsWire.com.

 

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