There’s not just one answer: each individual has a unique story to tell.
Clubfoot Connections collects 23 perspectives from people of all ages with a variety of backgrounds who share, in their own words, their personal and emotional clubfoot experiences.
This book will take you from the moment of the clubfoot diagnosis, through the parenting caregiver experience, to children and adults living with clubfoot. There are stories of inspiration and stories about the trials of the clubfoot treatment journey, stories from clubfoot kids and stories that will resonate with parents.
A natural part of being human is finding solace and validation in each other’s stories about shared challenges and journeys. This one-of-a-kind book provides many opportunities to do just that, to gain a deeper understanding of clubfoot, and to connect to members of the clubfoot community.
Betsy Miller and Maureen Hoff teamed up to edit this collection of diverse clubfoot experiences. Betsy is the author of The Parents’ Guide to Clubfoot, Beyond Boots‘n’ Bars: A Guided Journal for Clubfoot Parents, and co-author of Hip, Hop, Hooray for Brooklynn, a picture book about a bunny with clubfoot. Maureen is the author of Clubfoot Chronicles and host of A Clubfoot Mom podcast.
We are pleased to announce we’re publishing the book Your Writing Matters: 34 Quick Essays to Get Unstuck and Stay Inspired by creativity expert Keiko O’Leary.
What you write can change someone’s life.
In this engaging collection of short essays for writers, Keiko O’Leary explores what it means to live life as a writer, offers encouragement and inspiration, and suggests practical techniques to cultivate your writing life. Drawing on her experience as a writer, writing group leader, and workshop instructor, Keiko writes about topics such as:
MOTIVATION:“You deserve to create what’s in you to create.” CREATIVITY:“Your personal geography is a wellspring of memoir and poetry, and a source of authentic detail for fiction.” LEGACY:“Through your writing, you help people experience meaning, not only in what you write, but also in their own lives.”
Whether you have years of experience or are just starting out, these essays will support you on your writing journey.
Keiko O’Learyhelps writers see the big picture while taking meaningful action today. She is a writer, editor, artist, and speaker. A leader in San José, California’s literary community, Keiko teaches workshops and organizes the long-standing writing group Write to the End. She writes short pieces, including poetry, flash fiction, and essays.
Your Writing Matters will be available in paperback and ebook editions on August 9, 2022.
Beyond Boots ‘n’ Bars is a guided journal to help parents understand the basics of clubfoot treatment and sort out their thoughts and emotions during the first year of their baby’s clubfoot treatment. We love to publish specialty books like these that are difficult to place with a large publishing house and hope you’ll help us make it happen!
Kickstarter campaigns are all or nothing, so backers won’t get charged anything unless we reach our funding goal to cover the costs of publishing Beyond Boots ‘n’ Bars and donating some books to nonprofits or clubfoot treatment facilities.
Please share to spread the word or back our campaign. Click HERE to go to the Kickstarter campaign.
We’re happy to announce that we’re creating our first coloring book: Bunny Fun Coloring Book for Kids: Let’s Play (Active Play Theme)
Let’s Play is part of our new clubfoot book line Beyond Boots ’n’ Bars. Let’s Play features bunny characters from the picture book Hip, Hop, Hooray for Brooklyn! plus some new animal friends and lots of new active play scenes.
Perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners, Let’s Play includes:
Active play scenes such as skating, climbing, and running
Coloring pages for serial casting and brace wear from the Brooklynn story book
Simple activity pages with dot to dot, matching, and mazes
If you’re interested in clubfoot resources, fill in the form below. You’ll get news and free coloring pages by email. We’d love to hear from you!
A big thank you to everyone who helped with the wonderfully successful Kickstarter campaign for The Hereafter Bytes by Vincent Scott! We appreciate our backers and also those of you who retweeted and spread the word.
It will take a couple of weeks for Kickstarter to transfer the funds. Once that happens, we’ll start editing the manuscript and developing the art for backer rewards. When we set the release date for this book, we’ll post an announcement. We’re looking forward to publishing this book!
We’re happy to announce that Thinking Ink Press will be running a Kickstarter campaign March 11-April 1, 2020 for a new sci fi comedy book, The Hereafter Bytes by Vincent Scott.
Come for the cyberspace, stay for the laughs. Come for the laughs, stay for the cyberspace.
Romeo is a digital copy of his dead bio self—a ghost—in a spindly robot body. When Romeo’s friend Abigail—a dominatrix with a gift for uncovering secrets—tells Romeo she’s at risk because of dangerous info from a client, Romeo agrees to help her investigate.
Pursued by digital Golden Retrievers and a real-world assassin, Romeo slips in and out of cyberspace in a madcap race for survival. Can he unmask the criminal who threatens the integrity of cyberspace and the real-world economy before it’s too late?
If you click this link before March 11, you’ll see the pre-launch page. Once the project goes live, the link will take you to the project page where you’ll see more detail and will be able to back the project.
We hope you’ll check out this campaign. This is a fun book that we believe will appeal to many readers.
We’re happy to announce that we will be publishing the science fiction novel Luna’s Lament by David Colby.Luna’s Lament is the third book in the Lunar Cycle trilogy. Here’s a look at the cover, with gorgeous original art created by Sandi Billingsly.
The year: 2068
The place: Luna, the colony that’s waging war against the Earth.
Drusilla Zhao has entered into the shadowy, dangerous world of the S3TA—the Space Special Service, Transhuman Arm. Equipped with hyperadvanced technology and cybernetic augmentations, the S3TA are the Chinese-American Alliance’s trump card. But will Dru’s desire for revenge on the enemies who took everything she ever cared about blind her to the true enemy that lurks closer than she could possibly imagine?
Author David Colby combines hard science details with page-turning action and a diverse cast of characters for a unique science fiction experience that you won’t soon forget.
Show your support for writers, and help bring a book into the world.
For a limited time, we’re running a special tote bag sale hosted at Custom Ink featuring a hand-lettered design by Keiko O’Leary. From Nov 2 through Nov 17, you can order canvas tote bags featuring the message You have a story to tell.
Who is Keiko O’Leary?
Keiko O’Leary is one of the founders of Thinking Ink Press, where she writes, edits, and designs our limited edition hand-folded books and flash fiction postcards. Keiko leads the Write to the End writing group and teaches writing workshops, including a free poetry series at the Sunnyvale Library. If you’re in the South Bay, you may run into her at literary events like Flash Fiction Forum, literary pub crawls, or demonstrating how to create hand-folded art books.
Where does the money go?
Proceeds from this sale will be used to publish and promote a short book of essays by Keiko. The book focuses on encouragement and insights for writers, and it will be published in 2019. Any additional proceeds will fund Keiko’s Thinking Ink Press publishing wish list.