PLEASURE BOAT STUDIO: A LITERARY PRESS


Welcome to Pleasure Boat Studio: A Literary Press, where we have been publishing the best literature we could find since 1996. Our other imprints include our mystery books, Caravel, and our non-fiction line, Aequitas. Also on this site you will find Empty Bowl Press, a Division of Pleasure Boat Studio. Click HERE to get a list of our authors.

Announcements:

S couple strong reviews of 
 our Lawyer Poets book. Check out this one and this one.

Read the latest review of Bruce Berger’s END OF THE SHERRY here.

Read the latest review of Hannah Hess’s HONEST DECEPTIONS here.

Log into esthercohen.com to see her poem-per-day exercise. 

Go to YouTube and search for “Deceptive Hannah” for a very interesting 8-minute piece on Hannah Hess’s wonderful novel, HONEST DECEPTIONS.

Read an excellent interview with Tim McNulty in the Oregonian by clicking here.

If you can read Italian, check out the article about Lucia Gazzino on her page herein.

Interview with James Elkins, editor of Lawyer Poets and That World We Call Law. Click here.

Take a look at Linda Lappin’s fascinating commentary about her novel, Signatures in Stone. Click here to go to her author’s page. 

New review: Lucia Gazzino’s Alter Mundus, translated by Michael Daley. See it here.

Bruce Berger’s The End of the Sherry was an Indy Groundbreaking Book for February. Check out the review here.

Here’s a really fine essay by James Elkins, editor of LAWYER POETS, examining the question of WHY WRITE? Click Why_I_Write_Elkins.pdf

Our first YouTube video trailer is now released for the upcoming mystery Signatures in Stone, by Linda Lappin. It’s terrific. Take a look at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX2jQ7RFs3Y 

Also check out the new video of a reading by Ish River Poets. The video was done by pubiisher Jim Bodeen (Blue Begonia Press): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACCYYED18cs

Now you can LISTEN to Frances Driscoll’s marvelous and powerful THE RAPE POEMS. Available on iTunes or by clicking here.

Check out this video of Mike O’Connor discussing his work. http://www.youtube.com/embed/DYDxtIhGhfQ?rel=0 It’s part of a larger work by Sharon Robinson. Go to Mike’s site for more information.

 Listen to a great radio interview with Russell Conner (Toys from my Attic) on David Alpern’s FOR YOUR EARS ONLY program. (Note: Russell’s part starts at 35:04.)

Check out the new video of Louis Phillips. The video is beautifully done by Louis’s son Ian.

 Here’s Jack’s video on writing: “Comma Comma Comma Quote.”

Read publisher Jack Estes’ opinion piece in PUBLISHERS WEEKLY:      “Books are not dead.”
 

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This is our idea of a pleasure boat. To find out how we got this name and what that has to do with publishing books, please click the red boat.
 

Congratulations to Linda Lappin for winning the Daphne du Maurier Award for Best Mystery/Suspense Novel of 2013 for her remarkable novel, Signatures in Stone.


Also available as an ebook on Kindle.


"Signatures in Stone alters both consciousness and destiny, as our heroine discovers intrigue to match her own, whisked in and out of secret passageways, brought up short by startling dead ends, tickled through squeezes tight enough to threaten suffocation. The novel's a Gothic-in-Wonderland mashup, no less, with a
suspenseful throb that'll keep you dancing till dawn." - John Domini, author of  Earthquake ID and Tomb on the Periphery
















 
Dick Bakken’s collection, The Whiskey Epiphanies
, is now available. This is a rare chance to read the work of one of the country’s outstanding poet/performers. As Barbara Drake, poet-in-residence at Lewis & Clark College, put it: “Imagine a medieval mummer reincarnated as the male lead in a 1940’s Hollywood musical done in the vocal rhythms of 1950’s beat poetry and you may have an inkling of the character of Dick Bakken’s poetry performances. His work combines an innocent optimism with the frank style
of street theater, a combination which seems not at all unlikely once you have seen his polished presentation.” ISBN 978-0-912887-07-4


Check out Dick’s fall reading/signing tour by going to his spot on our website (here).


 
In
this religious thriller, Richard Gid Powers weaves Church intrigue, mystical theology, ancient history, and legend into a high-stakes struggle for the soul of the Catholic Church. Powers, a historian and conspiracy analyst, holds nothing
back in this challenging and thoughtful look at one of the major rifts in the history of Catholicism. $19.95

ISBN 978-0-912887-01-2   ebook available for $8.99


 
                                       

The Never-Open Desert Diner

Hardback only - $25


James Anderson’s long-anticipated novel will be available in mid-January.


Pre-order by clicking here: