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Hawthorne Street Press

Established in 2010, Hawthorne Street Press was my answer to creative control and maximization of profits for the book establishing my Momservations® brand, Momservations®, The Fine Print of Parenting.

Named after the street my grandmother lived on in Monterey, California and where priceless family memories were made, Hawthorne Street Press, at the time, was more a nod to the love and support my grandmother always gave me than a publishing house.

Ten years later, during the pandemic and the boom of online shopping, along with publishing trends pivoting away from traditional publishing, I decided to once again self-publish. This time it was my collection of Momservations® “greatest hits,” Don’t Forget Your Lunch, Diapers to Diploma Parenting Wisdom, through my Hawthorne Street Press imprint, using Amazon as my printer and distributor.

There used to be a wonderful resource for my Writing Your Memoir students in Sacramento, where they could publish their completed manuscripts extremely affordably through the Sacramento Downtown Library. I Street Press, run by the wonderful Gerry Ward, unfortunately, became a victim of the pandemic.

In trying to find an affordable solution for my writing students to publish their memoirs, I realized the answer was in front of us the whole time: Hawthorne Street Press.

Coming Soon from Hawthorne Street Press:
Unlocking the Cage, Becoming Authentic, By Carol Loew

Gramie Gail’s Tales, A Life of Love, Lessons & Family Lore, By Gail Ball

Risk to Rise, by Barbara Killeen

My favorite part of becoming a publisher is seeing the tears of joy when my students hold their published books in their hands for the first time.

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