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  1. Schaffner Press – Winter Solstice Newsletter

    Schaffner Press – Winter Solstice Newsletter

    As December is now here, and we are just days away from the winter solstice, it seems a good time to look back on our past few weeks at Schaffner Press, and take stock of all the wonderful things that have been happening for our authors and their books recently as well as some terrific new titles w…
  2. Short Flights: These Cats Need No Herdin’!

    Short Flights: These Cats Need No Herdin’!

    Working with Contributing Poets of SHORT FLIGHTS: Thirty-Two Modern Writers Share Aphorisms of Insight, Inspiration, and Wit So here we are on the auspicious publication date of Friday, November 13th, and it seems like just yesterday that co-editor (along with Alex Stein) James Lough and I were di…
  3. DEATH IN VERACRUZ by Héctor Aguilar Camín released today!

    DEATH IN VERACRUZ by Héctor Aguilar Camín released today!

    To coincide with the publication of DEATH IN VERACRUZ by Héctor Aguilar Camín and its first publication in English in the United States, we are pleased to share with our readers this recent interview with the author that appeared in the Oct. 5, 2015 issue of Kirkus Reviews. “When I wrote this …
  4. Interview with Filmmaker: Grant Scicluna

    Interview with Filmmaker: Grant Scicluna

    Last year the team at Schaffner Press received a Google Alert and learned that a short story titled “Hurt’s Rescue” from our recent short story collection “Stabs at Happiness” (by acclaimed Portland author Todd Grimson) was picked up by Australian filmmaker named Grant Scicluna. Scicluna …
  5. Jerry McGahan: On writing and photography

    Jerry McGahan: On writing and photography

    Montana Book Festival—12 September 2015 On September 12, Schaffner Press author Jerry McGahan (The Deer Walking Upside Down) spoke at the Montana Book Festival about his approach to both writing and photography. He shared the transcript of his talk with us and we have posted it below. Enjoy! Photo…
  6. Schaffner Press September Newsletter

    Schaffner Press September Newsletter

    September in Montana means it’s apple-picking time for both man and beast in Jerry McGahan’s orchard behind his home in Arlee, Montana. The fall season promises a bountiful harvest of new titles for Schaffner Press, and to kick off the first of our autumnal newsletters, we are paying a spec…
  7. Schaffner Press July Newsletter

    Schaffner Press July Newsletter

    Already we’re into the second week of July and there is much to report on the goings on here at Schaffner Press. Not only have things been busy and buzzing around the hive for the upcoming books on our list but there is much news to report about our authors who have taken to the road, and i…
  8. Schaffner Press June Newsletter

    Schaffner Press June Newsletter

    Empire State Building Under a May Moon This past month has flown by in a blur of activity and travel. At the end of April and the beginning of last month, Schaffner found himself both in Chicago and then New York City to meet with future and current authors Terese Svoboda, Glenn Berger and Alida…
  9. Earth Day – April 22nd, 2015 – by author Bill Carter

    by Bill Carter  April 22nd is a day many pause to remember that we are merely visitors here on this lonely rock floating through space, spinning like a child’s toy round and round a sun that in time will burn us to smithereens. Remembering that we are but stewards of this beautiful place we call …