Friday, August 31, 2007

Introducing Beth Hodder

I was thrilled to receive a new book in the mail yesterday. It came from an author I met when she had some publishing questions to ask me. Her middle-grade fiction, "The Ghost of Shaefer Meadows", is a work of art. The editing, the design and layout, the artwork, the paper and lamination she chose all work together to attract the bookstore browser. Hard to resist, this book cries out, "hold me." I'm taking a few days off this Labor Day weekend and am sure I'll have it read by the time I get back. I'll write a review here on my blog when I return.

This is a book that gives self-publishing prestige. Beth's efforts have produced a publishing company with high standards, practices, and a noble purpose. "Established in 2005, Grizzly Ridge Publishing is dedicated to encouraging young people to read by offering entertaining and exciting contemporary mysteries involving a young girl and her dog who live in a wilderness. Although these books are fictitious, they offer a unique view of life at a remote U.S. Forest Service ranger station, a lifestyle not often experienced by modern youth or adults." See more at

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