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Sneak peek at inspiring quote tote bags and stickers

We will be developing three more original postcard designs for our Inspiring Quote Kickstarter campaign rewards. In the meantime, the sample tote bag and sticker arrived. Here’s a picture of them with a copy of Keiko’s book Your Writing Matters so you can get a sense of scale.  

To read the full update, visit the Kickstarter campaign.

Our Inspiring Postcards for Writers Kickstarter succeeded!

Three-quarter view of a white card propped on a little easel. The card has quilling of flowers and curls in a rainbow of colors around the outside, and in hand-written calligraphy the text "You deserve to create what's in you to create", with the attribution "Keiko O'Leary". In the lower left corner are the artist's initials "JM". This is the image on the first of the four postcards.
The original quilling & calligraphy art for the first quote postcard, by Julia Macek. Isn’t it beautiful?

Thanks to everyone who backed our campaign and helped us reach our funding goal and even a stretch goal!

Because the Kickstarter campaign succeeded, we are developing a set of four postcards with inspiring quotes for writers from the book Your Writing Matters by Keiko O’Leary. The postcards feature new original quilled art and calligraphy by award-winning artist Julia Macek, with art photography by visual designer Caroline Sanney. The campaign unlocked a stretch goal, to create bonus 3 x 4 inch vinyl stickers.

Once the campaign rewards are finished and sent out, we’ll announce when the postcards and stickers are available for everyone to buy.

The four quotes are:

  • You deserve to create what’s in you to create
  • Your writing matters. Your life matters. Your stories matter.
  • What you create could change someone’s life
  • Have faith that what you create could touch someone

We love sending postcards in the mail, and we’re so excited that these beautiful images are going to be available to inspire writers and creatives alike!

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Our Kickstarter is now live for beautiful inspiring postcards

We want to create a set of beautiful postcards with inspiring quotes from the book Your Writing Matters by Keiko O’Leary. 

Each postcard will feature a quote in calligraphy combined with custom quilling artwork created by award-winning artist Julia Macek. The set of postcards will include two copies each of four postcards, with the possibility of unlocking more rewards. 

If our campaign doesn’t fund, these postcards will never exist. Help us create them by backing at the level that works for you! 😃

Go to the Postcard Kickstarter.

Kickstarter campaigns are all or nothing, so backers won’t get charged anything unless we reach our funding goal to cover the costs of creating new original art and producing the postcards. 

We were selected for the Innovative Voices program

We are honored to be chosen for the first year of the IBPA Innovative Voices program.

Along with four other publishers, we will receive year-long mentoring and a host of other benefits sponsored by the Independent Book Publishers Association and IngramSpark.

From IBPA’s announcement

“These publishers are giving voices to writers who otherwise may not be heard, and readers the opportunity to see themselves in the pages of their books,” said IBPA CEO Andrea Fleck-Nisbet. “IBPA’s board-approved DEI commitment aims to mitigate the legacy of bias in the publishing industry, and we hope that the Innovative Voices program will help to reshape our industry for the future.”

We’re excited to be part of this program, and we can’t wait to get to know the other publishers in our cohort!

We Are a Finalist for Innovative Voices


Wow! We are one of the twenty finalists who have been shortlisted for the IBPA Innovative Voices program, sponsored by IngramSpark.

We are honored to be among this group of independent publishers who are doing such amazing work. 

If selected, we would receive funding, mentoring, and networking opportunities to help us become a better publisher.

See details and learn about the other finalists.

Yay! Instant Books!

Love fun paper objects?

What about flash fiction?

Mini books?

Our Instant Books are small books folded from a single sheet of paper.

Our current selection offers short stories (some very short), paired with color artwork.

Here’s a video of Keiko O’Leary folding Bees by Betsy Miller.

Get your own copy of Bees or another of our Instant Books.

Congratulations, Keiko, the new Cupertino Poet Laureate

April is National Poetry Month, and we’re happy to share the news that Thinking Ink Press editor Keiko O’Leary is the new Poet Laureate of Cupertino, CA! Among her many roles at Thinking Ink Press, Keiko designs our instant books and flash fiction postcards, edits our poetry, and is the author of Your Writing Matters: 34 Quick Essays to Get Unstuck and Stay Inspired, which we published last August.

As Poet Laureate, Keiko is responsible for promoting the literary arts and inspiring creativity in Cupertino. She will be hosting in-person and online live events including workshops and community-focused poetry gatherings. Keiko’s two-year term began January 1, 2023 and will continue through December 31, 2024.

To connect with Keiko at Thinking Ink Press, consider submitting short stories or poetry to Keiko’s Calls. You can also reach her through her website at

New Clubfoot Resources

We’re happy to announce two new clubfoot resources!

Beyond Boots ‘n’ Bars: A Journal for Clubfoot Parents 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. Available May 2, 2022.

Bunny Fun Coloring Book For Kids: 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. Available May 10, 2022.

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

These fun coloring pages celebrate the joy of movement and active play!