About Marcinson Press

People. Ideas. Communication.

Who we are

Marcinson Press is an independent publishing house, creating niche and broad-market books and media with bright new authors from a fresh perspective.

As we’re always working on finding interesting new projects, we’re always interested in hearing from new talent. Please contact us and let’s talk about how you’d like to share your creative ideas.

Marcinson Press is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association, and has received PAL status (published and listed) with the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Our Mission

Bring New Perspectives & Ideas to Life
Showcase New & Upcoming Talents
Foster Communication & Understanding
Cultivate & Grow Unique Projects
Have fun while creating together!

Books

Available from Marcinson Press

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Awakening East: Moving Our Adopted Children Back to China
Author: Johanna Garton
Published by: Marcinson Press

A few years after adopting her son and daughter from from China, Johanna Garton and her husband took them back to the land of their birth – leaving the only lives she and her family knew for the adventure of a lifetime.

“Awakening East: Moving Our Adopted Children Back to China” is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, and by request through most major and independent bookstores. Bloggers and reviewers may request preview copies through our contact page. For bulk purchases (libraries, universities, and bookstores), please submit requests through our contact page.

 


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Geezer Dad: How I Survived Infertility Clinics, Fatherhood Jitters, Adoption Wait Limbo, and Things That Go “Waa” in the Night
Author: Tom LaMarr
Published by: Marcinson Press

A Dad Kind of Adventure!

As the book title alludes, the median age for becoming a parent has climbed, and Tom LaMarr is the reason. The Geezer Dad author was nearly 48 when he met his daughter, which makes him even older now.

Tom and his wife thought it was about time to have a kid. No big deal. Until it was. Then, their lives went from fooling around to hormone shots, test tubes, embarrassing doctor visits, and more. But there’s no sad, mopey story here. Tom handles the journey to fatherhood like he handles the rest of life – with enough humor to make even the most stoic wanna-be-dad laugh with recognition. Follow this funny father on his quest to become the one thing that eluded him: becoming the someone she calls “Daddy.”

Geezer Dad will be available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, alibris.com, Books-A-Million, Tattered Cover, and by request through most major and independent bookstores. Bloggers & reviewers may request review copies by contacting the editor. For bulk purchases or to carry this book in your library, please contact Marcinson Press.

 


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Are You Ready to Adopt
Are You Ready to Adopt? An Adoption Insider’s Look from the Other Side of the Desk
Author: Dewey Crepeau, Esq.
Published by: Marcinson Press

Navigate the sometimes complicated, always-changing world of today’s adoption choices with the help of an industry insider. From domestic to international, infant to teen, singles, couples, age issues, and more, you’ll get the guidance you need to help you make the right choice on how to best grow your family through adoption.

For those who are in the process of adoption or just beginning the journey to create a family through adoption, this book helps you navigate the sometimes complicated, always-changing world of today’s adoption choices with the help of a professional.

From domestic to international, infant to teen, singles, couples, age issues, and more, you’ll get the guidance you need to help you through the ups and downs of what it takes to adopt today!

“Are You Ready to Adopt? An Adoption Insider’s Look from the Other Side of the Desk” is now available through AmazonBooks-A-Million, Barnes & Noble, and by request through most major and independent bookstores. Bloggers and reviewers may request preview copies through our contact page. For bulk purchases (agencies, adoption groups, etc.), please submit requests here.

 


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Jazzy’s Quest: Adopted and Amazing!
Authors: Carrie Goldman & Juliet Bonds, LCSW
Published by: Marcinson Press

Jazzy is a fourth-grade girl who loves her adoptive family, but she still thinks it’s sometimes hard to be adopted. Jazzy feels different from her parents and sisters, and she wants to find out just what makes her special. Is she musical like her parents and sisters? Can she make dazzling flower arrangements like her birth mother, score goals on the soccer field like her birth brother, or is there something unique about Jazzy that is nothing like her families? Join Jazzy on her quest to discover just what makes her amazing!

From the authors Carrie Goldman (the award-winning author of Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear) and Juliet Bond, LCSW (author of the highly acclaimed children’s adoption book Sam’s Sister), Jazzy’s Quest: Adopted and Amazing is the first of a series of early chapter books about adopted kids – touching on the topics of domestic and international adoption, interracial adoption, open adoption, foster care, and diversity.

There are all different kinds of amazing people in this world, and the Jazzy series highlights and celebrates an appreciation for including everyone. We invite you to join Jazzy on her quest to discover just what makes her amazing!

Jazzy’s Quest is available on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com and by request through most major and independent bookstores. Bloggers & reviewers may request review copies by contacting the editor. For bulk purchases or to carry this book in your bookstore or library, please contact Marcinson Press.

 


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Dead to Rights – A Colonial City Mystery
Author: Robert L. Gold, PhD
Published by: Marcinson Press

A killer stalks colonial Savannah in this intriguing mystery written by Professor Emeritus Robert L. Gold. One after another, prominent men keep turning up dead – in ways that are both ingenious and gruesome. Never seen, except as a hooded figure in the dark, the killer seems invincible and the murders unstoppable. Gold teases and tantalizes at a time when a grisly secret lay smoldering amidst the town’s majestic oaks. This is colonial Savannah, before it evolved into one of America’s most charming and historic southern cities.

“Dead to Rights” is now available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, IndieBound, and by request through most major and independent bookstores. Bloggers and reviewers may request preview copies through our contact page. For bulk purchases (libraries, universities, and bookstores), please submit requests through our contact page.

JUST RELEASED!

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Awakening East: Moving Our Adopted Children Back to China
Author: Johanna Garton
Published by: Marcinson Press

A few years after adopting her son and daughter from from China, Johanna Garton and her husband took them back to the land of their birth – leaving the only lives she and her family knew for the adventure of a lifetime.

“Awakening East: Moving Our Adopted Children Back to China” is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, and by request through most major and independent bookstores. Bloggers and reviewers may request preview copies through our contact page. For bulk purchases (libraries, universities, and bookstores), please submit requests through our contact page.


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Dear Creator: An Anthology of Hope & Prayer in Word, Image, and Song
Authors: Lynn Rose Curtin & The Pen Women of Jacksonville, Florida
Published by: Marcinson Press
Available at: Books-A-Million, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and alibris.com

This anthology is a compilation of select invocations, poems, stories, photographs, paintings and songs created by Lynn Rose Curtin and the members of the Jacksonville, Florida, Branch of the National League of American Pen Women. The group hopes that these gifts will lift the hearts of all those who read these pages, and pray that they will inspire all those in need of comfort.

“Dear Creator” is now available online through Books-A-Million, Amazon, alibris.com, Barnes & Noble, and by request through most major and independent bookstores. Interested in carrying this in your bookstore, hospital, or hospice, or for a fundraising event? We can help. Contact us today.

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Ladybug Love: 100 Chinese Adoption Match Day Stories
Authors: Kat LaMons & Trish Diggins
Published by: Marcinson Press
Available at: Amazon, & Barnes & Noble

One hundred adoption love stories! Live vicariously through the personal stories of 100 individual families at the exact moment they “met” the newest addition to their family. “Ladybug Love” chronicles both the challenges of international adoption (crushing paperwork, dueling bureaucracies) and the agony of seemingly endless waiting, and the best part – the magical moment when a face in a picture becomes part of a forever family.

“Ladybug Love” has sold in print and Kindle formats to readers in the U.S. and around the globe, including Australia and the U.K. It’s currently available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and by request through most major and independent bookstores. For bulk purchases, please submit requests through our contact page.


NEW IN THE CRUNCH-TIME SERIES

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The New Crunch-Time Guide to Parenting Language for Haitian Adoption
Authors: Kat LaMons & Trish Diggins
Published by: Marcinson Press
Available at: Amazon, Barnes & Noble

The absolute, must-have, can’t-live-without-it, English to Haitian Creole words and phrases you need to communicate effectively with your newly adopted child while in Haiti and after you get home. Intentionally small to make travel easier (every ounce counts), it’s packed with terms and phrases – and even some bonus words like colors and numbers – to make this special time and transition easier. (Plus, you’ll get access to free audio downloads!)

It’s now available online through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and by request through most major and independent bookstores. Bloggers and reviewers may request preview copies by contacting us. For bulk purchases, please contact us.

READER FAVORITE – FIVE STAR REVIEWS

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The New Crunch-Time Guide to Parenting Language for Chinese Adoption
Author: Kat LaMons & Trish Diggins
Published by: Marcinson Press
Available at: Barnes & Noble, Tattered Cover, IndieBound, & Amazon

The absolute, must-have, can’t-live-without-it, English to Chinese words and phrases adopting parents need to communicate effectively with your newly adopted child while in China and after you get home! Intentionally small to make travel easier (every ounce counts), it’s packed with terms and phrases – and even some bonus words like colors and numbers – to make this special time and transition easier. (Plus, access to free audio downloads!)

We’re proud to note that “Crunch Time” has garnered five star reviews on Amazon. Visit the series website at crunchtimelanguage.com. Need a lot of copies for your adoption agency or group? Just contact us and we’ll be glad to help.



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Authors & Illustrators

Marcinson Press


Carrie Goldman Author

Carrie Goldman

Author & Speaker

Carrie Goldman is the award-winning author of Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear (Harper Collins, August 2012). Bullied has received a National Parenting Publication Award and a Mom’s Choice Award, both at the gold medal level, for excellence in educational skills and tools. Carrie has written for The New York Times, CNN, Psychology Today, Huffington Post, Adoption.net, Babble, Alternet, and more. She has made appearances on NPR, BBC, MSNBC, CNN Headline News, Fox, HLN, and numerous other media outlets. In addition to her expertise in bullying dynamics, Carrie writes one of the nation’s premier adoption blogs, Portrait of an Adoption, which has followers in more than 45 countries. Carrie is excited about the release of Jazzy’s Quest: Adopted and Amazing, her newest book with co-author Juliet Bond, which launched at Comic Con in July.


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Juliet C. Bond, LCSW

Author

Juliet C. Bond, LCSW writes for children, and is a Development Director at Literature for All of Us. She has also been an adjunct professor at Columbia College in Chicago for ten years. In 2014, she founded her own non-profit, COPE. Her first book, Sam’s Sister, was published in 2005, and has sold over 50,000 copies. She went on to collaborate with Newberry winner Joyce Sidman to publish the stage adaptation of This is Just to Say and has stories and poetry in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Juliet’s shorter works can be found online in the SCBWI Prairie Wind, at StoryStudio Chicago and The Copperfield Review. Juliet serves as the Welcome Coordinator for The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators in Illinois. She is thrilled to announce the publication of Jazzy’s Quest: Adopted and Amazing, which launched at Comic Con in July.


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Dewey L. Crepeau, Esq.

Author

Dewey L. Crepeau has served as an assistant prosecuting attorney, high school and college law teacher, an assistant public defender, and private practice in Columbia, Missouri – but near and dear to his heart (and his admitted personal favorite) is the practice of adoption law. Currently, he works with A Gift of Hope Adoptions, and has served on several local nonprofit boards, including Open Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center and The Adoption Exchange of Missouri. Dewey also served for several years as a member of the Columbia Human Rights Commission. His new book, “Are You Ready to Adopt? An Adoption Insider’s Look from the Other Side of the Desk” is now available on Amazon.


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Johanna Garton

Author

Johanna Garton is a journalist and attorney in Denver, Colorado, who has long been attracted to exploring the world. Her first book, Awakening East: Moving Our Adopted Children Back to China, is a memoir about the challenge of moving with her husband and two children from the United States to experience life in China for a year. The book is scheduled for release through Marcinson Press in the fall of 2015.



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Alijt Emmens

Illustrator

Alijt is a delightfully quirky illustrator from Amersfoort, the Netherlands. Her restrained, fun & colorful illustrations are a delight to adults and children alike. She especially loves it when her illustrations bring giggles, “Because giggles are good, there should be more giggles in the world,” she says. Her loves are Vlieland (a tiny Island in the Netherlands), drawing, reading and quiet mornings. Alijt is currently working on her first children’s book for Marcinson Press, scheduled for release late 2015.


Raymond Camden

 

Raymond Camden

Author/Developer

Raymond Camden is a developer advocate for IBM. His work focuses on the MobileFirst platform, hybrid mobile development, Node.js, HTML5, and ColdFusion. He’s a published author and presents at conferences and user groups on a variety of topics, and blogs at raymondcamden.com.


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Kat LaMons

Author

With nearly two decades in the field of adoption, Kat brings an extensive knowledge of adoption processes and post-adoption issues. In addition to her direct work with adoptive families, Kat shepherded a cultural school for adoptees for many years and created an adoption-focused distance-learning curriculum used throughout the United States and seven foreign countries. She’s also a former columnist for Adoption Today magazine, and has written on adoption and adoption-related subjects throughout her career. Her books include Ladybug Love and the Crunch-Time Language series.


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Tina Parks

Illustrator

Tina Parks loves drawing quirky, fun sketches of children and animals. A wife, mama and illustrator from Marietta, Ohio, Tina lives with her husband, Kent, five children and one grand-dog, Frank. Tina has enjoyed sketching and painting for years, mainly for her friends and family. She also enjoys sewing, reading and homeschooling her two newest daughters. Tina is just dipping her toes in the blogging world at wifemamame.com, blogging on several topics including marriage, children, homeschooling, adoption and life. Tina says she’s very excited to be fulfilling a lifelong dream of illustrating a children’s book through Marcinson Press. She hopes her illustrations will delight many children (and their parents) for years to come.

 


Robert L. Gold

 

Robert L. Gold

Author

Robert L. Gold is an Professor Emeritus, an entertaining public speaker and a prolific writer. He has contributed articles and reviews to many magazines and newspapers in the southeast and especially in Florida. In his beloved St. Augustine, he has written the popular newspaper column Essays from El Dorado, a historical script for sightseeing train guides and the town’s 450-year history provided to millions of visiting tourists. His research in English, French and Spanish history for his first book, Borderland Empires in Transition, has provided the historical basis for Dead To Rights, his first book published by Marcinson Press, scheduled for release in late fall of 2015.



Trish Diggins

 

Trish Diggins

Author

Trish Diggins is co-author of the Crunch Time language series and Ladybug Love. With a wealth of communications experience in the corporate, television, web, film, and non-profit worlds, Trish has earned multiple prestigious awards for creating writing, design and branding projects for national and international corporations. In addition to being an adoptive mother, Trish is an adopted person herself and blogs on adoption, family and design at trishdiggins.com. She has been published in Adoption Today magazine and has appeared on WJXT Channel 4’s “The Morning Show”. Trish has also created multiple successful book designs for indie authors and publishing houses.



Vivienne Strauss

 

Vivienne Strauss

Artist/Author

A self-taught artist with a background in philosophy, Vivienne Strauss works in paper collage and both oil and watercolor paints. Her cut paper, pop portraits grace the covers of Lea Godard’s published compilation of short stories, Femmes Contre Nature and Ray Parnac’s Croque Monsieur. Her paintings and collages revolve around the humor of being human, shared dejection, things left unsaid, disbelief, and inspired irony. She is an observer and chronicler in the actual world in which she exists and in the world of characters she creates, exposing with precise wit the subterranean elements lying in wait beneath the deceptively quotidian. She has shown in the Netherlands, Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan, and many places in the United States. She lives with her husband, artist and illustrator, Matte Stephens, and multiple pets.


Tom LaMarr

 

Tom LaMarr

Author

Before his upcoming work with Marcinson Press, Geezer Dad, a humorous autobiography about his journey of he and his wife attempting to become parents through everything from IVF to adoption, Tom LaMarr published two acclaimed novels, October Revolution and Hallelujah City. October was hailed by three separate publications as “a remarkable first novel.” Hallelujah City also received favorable reviews, including this from Publishers Weekly: “LaMarr has created a hectic, full-bodied account of a troubled young lady enmeshed in a bizarre religious cult… the plot is stocked with enough tension to hook readers until the chaotic, fiery climax.” His new book is scheduled for release through Marcinson Press in late 2015.

 


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Susan D. Brandenburg

Author

Susan D. Brandenburg is an award-winning biographer, journalist, and freelance writer with more than 30 years of experience. Versatile and imaginative, she specializes in human interest stories and in writing the life stories of extraordinary people. Her previous books include Lucky Life with W. Scott McLucas, Rodeheaver Boys Ranch (the story of visionary Homer Rodeheaver), Surviving Strong (A Saxon Saga), Sharecropper’s Son – The Story of Doc Garland Granger, and Josephine Wall’s Palette of Dreams.


Willie LaMons

 

Willie LaMons

Photographer

A seasoned photographer with an eye for finding the beauty in both the newness of nature and the crumbling ruins of time, Willie LaMons walks the globe in search of new inspiration. His first photography book, Willie Walks: Southwest Ireland is currently in production with Marcinson Press and is scheduled for release in 2016.

 

Judith Fay Barrett

Judith Fay Barrett

Children’s Author & Illustrator

As a child, Judith Fay Barrett wrote plays for her sisters to present to their delighted family and friends. She continued her writing over the years by writing light-hearted articles for church newsletters and blogging. Her latest blog, Good for the Corn, chronicles her adventures as a chicken farmer in Florida. Her first book, Pink Baby Alligator, is a story she created and told to her young granddaughter, who then requested the story be “written down” so she could read it for herself.


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Lynn Rose Curtin

Author & Musician

Through her work with the National League of American Pen Women and as a hospice volunteer, music minister, recording artist and dedicated performer, Lynn hopes to lift spirits and touch hearts. In recent years, Lynn released the albums Lynn Rose Curtin: 40 Year Legacy Just For You and Inner Passage. She is currently at work on her next album of original music with The Velvet Curtins.


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