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.

Monday, 20 April 2015 20:18

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.




Monday, 02 March 2015 23:37

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.
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.

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

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


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


Imagine a fun weekend in the Idaho mountains with other women who want to focus on fitness and writing while having fun! Click on the above link for details and registration form. Space is limited.

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 22:25

New Ad in Eagle Informer

Written by Elaine Ambrose
Thursday, 22 May 2014 13:23

Reading and Book Signing June 5

Written by Elaine Ambrose

  Mill Park Publishing                    Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  PO Box 1931                                 Cell phone: (208) 890-8122

  Eagle, ID 83616                                          Web:

For Immediate Release, May 12, 2014

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New Book by Idaho Author Wins National Humor Award

Midlife Cabernet – Life, Love & Laughter after Fifty by local author Elaine Ambrose won the Silver Medal for Humor in the annual Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY) competition that honors independent authors and publishers worldwide. More than 6,000 entries were judged in this year’s competition to recognize and reward independent spirit and creativity in publishing. Awards will be given on May 28 in New York City.

              Midlife Cabernet was published by Mill Park Publishing of Eagle. Ambrose founded the company to publish works by local women writers and donate proceeds to local charities. This is the company’s second IPPY award, and Ambrose’s other books also have won a national humor award from ForeWord Magazine and five awards from recent competitions sponsored by the Idaho Book Extravaganza.

“We are thrilled to receive another award to acknowledge quality books from Mill Park Publishing,” said Ambrose. “The success of Midlife Cabernet proves there are millions of middle-aged women who would rather laugh than break something, preferably while holding a bold Cabernet.”

A national review by ForeWord Reviews wrote that, “Elaine Ambrose’s Midlife Cabernet is an Erma Bombeck-esque tribute to women who are over fifty and ready to explore life on new terms. It’s a humorous and sassy-yet-compassionate view of life over the hill, as well as a retrospective on the climb to the top. The writing and mechanics are solid, and the tone is cheerful and friendly.”

In the past few years, Mill Park Publishing has donated more than $10,000 to local non-profit organizations and charities. Proceeds from the novel The Angel of Esperança by Judith McConnell Steele provided $1,000 to fund a Writer in the Schools teacher sponsored by The Cabin. Other recipients include Dress for Success Treasure Valley, the Women’s and Children’s Alliance, the West Valley YMCA, and the University of Idaho music program.

Ambrose is the author of nine books, including the bestseller Menopause Sucks. Her blog “Midlife Cabernet” is featured on and on her web site Mill Park Publishing also organizes writer’s retreats throughout the year, and details are listed on Books are available from the web sites,, and local book stores.


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