I’ve talked a fair amount on this blog about the publishing company my Dad established several years ago. After his death last year, it became mine, but not all at once, and not without quite a lot of work on my part. It turned out to be more work than I envisioned at first. I imagined that I had inherited a structure. In a way, I suppose I had. Really, though, it was a seed that came to me, and with much care and feeding, it’s germinated over the past several months. Now, it’s coming into bloom.
Working with my oldest brother, the web designer, I put the existing website my Dad had conceived through a series of examinations and exercises. I wrote and reflected about what I wanted for the future. My brother made me think bigger than I was prepared to, at times, and I had to stretch my thinking more than once. I can’t count the number of emails we’ve shared since November, when my journey toward Publisher truly began. The business structure underwent similar scrutiny. I’ve spent countless hours in contemplation and research and hard thinking. And now it’s time to share it with you!
I am pleased to announce the re-invigorated launch of Homeostasis Press at http://homeostasispress.com/. I am proprietor of this Print on Demand publishing company located in Edmonds, WA, part of the Ingram/LSI family. Currently, the catalog includes memoir, ecology, Pacific Northwest titles, and poetry. There are many adventures coming down the road.
I remember standing beside Dad’s hospital bed the night before his third open heart surgery. He asked me if I would be willing to take on this role in the event that he became unable to carry on. Well, what would you say? And after all that time and care, here we are. Please stop by and celebrate with me! You’re welcome to stay awhile. Do read about how this idea began, and dip into some excerpts, if you’ve a mind.
I am deeply grateful for Dad. For his ideas. For his vision, and for his trust in me. My new hat is sitting comfortably on my head today. It is a little bit scary, but so far, it feels just right.