In addition to Pleasure Boat Studio, 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.


New review of Louis Phillips’ New and Selected Poems. Click here.

Check out the YouTube video of Rita Miljo, the subject of an upcoming book we’re doing by Michael Blumenthal.

Wonderful reviews of Robert Sund’s Poems from Ish River Country on Robert’s page, here.

Click here to see a teaser for the movie (in the works) of Russell Hill’s Lord God Bird. Looks terrific.

See the NYTBR of 2/15/15 for a great review of James Anderson’s Never-Open Desert Diner! 

A couple strong reviews of 
 our Lawyer Poets book. Check out this one and another on the editor’s page, here.

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 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 

Check out the new video of a reading by Ish River Poets. The video was done by pubiisher Jim Bodeen (Blue Begonia Press):

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. 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 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.”


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.

Michael Blumenthal’s Because They Needed Me: Rita Miljo and the Orphaned Baboons of South Africa

Now Available!!

ISBN 9780912887388

$25 casebound

(also available as an ebook)

Click on the book cover for more information.


Alfred Alcorn’s Time Is The Fire (a novel)


ISBN 9780912887432


(also available as an ebook)

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Here is an unusual book for us: Artist Russell Connor’s Masters in Pieces II, a fascinating and humorous collection of famous artworks that Connor has brilliantly juxtaposed in surprising and often thought-provoking ways. As Alan Alda wrote,"Russell Connor takes works of art that I know and love and marries them to others I know and love, and offspring of these marriages populate my mind with wit and insight. His art makes me see what I never saw before. I love it."

This marvelous collection includes over fifty paintings along with the descriptions and explanations of each one. Perfect for someone who wants to learn about great art as well as for someone who already knows and loves it.

Now Available!

ISBN 9780912887449

Price: $39.95 


Breakfast with Allen Ginsberg is a collection of fifty poems by Esther Cohen, some very funny and others very personal and poignant, written by the author of God Is a Tree (poems) and The Book Doctor (fiction). Cohen has several poems about writing, but most of them are about her friends and family, about daily observations of life both in New York City and in a small village in the Catskills. These poems will make a reader smile, sometimes laugh, almost always reflect on his or her own daily existence and human interactions.

Now Available!

ISBN 978-0-912887-40-1

Price: $15

The Domain of Small Mercies is the second edition of Louis Phillips’ New and Selected Poems. This is a follow-up to his Domain of  Silence / Domain of Absence.

Now Available

ISBN 978-0-912887-48-7