The Pocamug Press colophon shown above is a lightning-quill-in-a-jar, designed by Karina Arreola (@ karinadesignca.com). The concept of capturing lightning in a jar goes back to Benjamin Franklin’s kite experiments. This is our homage to that famous writer, editor, and publisher. The combination of lightning and a quill captures the electronic nature of today’s publishing business. The quill writes on the pages of a book, here represented in a form suggesting a fountain or rainbows, symbolizing both the source of knowledge and the diversity of human experience.
We are an independent publishing company founded in 2014.
THE BLUE SHOES
Stories by SAUL ISLER
There’s something for everyone in this wide-ranging short story collection by master storyteller Saul Isler. From noir thriller to humor, from hard-won triumph over adversity to Saul’s own performance(?) with the Metropolitan Opera . . . these tales will amuse, dazzle, and fascinate as Isler takes you on a journey through territories both familiar and fantastic.
Text by SAUL ISLER, with fifty puzzles by CHARLES DUERR
If you’ve ever wondered how the experts solve those tough acrostic puzzles, check out acrostinado Saul Isler’s engaging treatise. Learn how to recognize words from seeing a few letters, use context to guess word endings, and more tips, tricks, and valuable information to crack the most recalcitrant puzzles. Then, test your new skills on fifty classic “Dur-acrostics” first published in 1986 by Charles Duerr and reprinted here for your enjoyment. Paperback.
172 pages, $15.95
Puzzles by MICHAEL H. DICKMAN
Pocamug Press proudly presents the Acrostica puzzle series by Michael H. Dickman. These are acrostic word puzzles of the type found on his Acrostica.com website. Each volume contains fifty challenging acrostic puzzles constructed from thought-provoking quotes, with clues covering subjects from the classics to pop culture. Everything comes together in these acclaimed, wide-ranging confections for the mind. Paperback.
Each volume is 134 pages, $12.95
Twenty poems by MICHAEL H. DICKMAN
A fictional autobiography in verse, with illustrations by two talented artists. Part of the Pocamug Press Emerging Artist Series. Paperback.
120 pages, $19.95
IN EXTREMIS AND BEYOND
Nonfiction by KATHARINE WINTER
A personal exploration of the mysteries of the final journey. Katharine Winter brings a welcome broader perspective into the discussion of the end-of-life experience. Topics include the question of life after death, the process of dying, and the needs of the dying. These topics are too often avoided in healthcare situations, but are essential to the human condition. A comprehensive, useful bibliography rounds out the book. Paperback.
38 pages, $6.95
Memoir by LEE WARNER
An intensely moving account of one woman’s battle with cancer. Lee Warner was diagnosed with leukemia in 2003 and has enured chemotherapy four times since. A native of Maysville, Kentucky, she is a free-lance photographer who has traveled through the United States and Australia, and has acted in, and assisted in directing, short fan films. Paperback.
50 pages, $10.95