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  1. Remembrance of a Holocaust Remembrance Day Past with Yehuda Nir

    Remembrance of a Holocaust Remembrance Day Past with Yehuda Nir

      Publisher Tim Schaffner with Yehuda Nir in 2007. It was 2007, and I was in LA with Yehuda Nir, who was about to give a reading from his memoir that I was reprinting, THE LOST CHILDHOOD, an account of his and his family’s experiences living hidden in plain sight—posing as Catholics— …
  2. A Remembrance of Ivan Doig – by Jerry McGahan

    This past week the literary world lost one of its great Western writers, Ivan Doig. Jerry McGahan, author of the story collection THE DEER WALKING UPSIDE DOWN (Schaffner Press, July),  grew up 40-50 miles from Doig. He recalls “I spent a fair amount of time looking for eagles’ nests in th…
  3. SCHAFFNER PRESS: CRITERIA FOR MANUSCRIPT REVIEW (post 2 of 3)

    In our last post on criteria for manuscript review we offered some thoughts on readability, believability, and voice and narrative. We’re continuing this 3-part series with the points below. Stay tuned for the upcoming final post in our series, we’ll discuss important marketing conside…
  4. March 2015 Newsletter

    March 2015 Newsletter

    March 2015 Newsletter Alice B. Fogel’s book of poetry titled “Interval” will be released April 3rd. Alice is the 2014 winner of the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature and New Hampshire’s Poet Laureate (2014-2019). INTERVAL features a series of poems responding to Johann Sebasti…
  5. CRITERIA FOR MANUSCRIPT REVIEW (post 1 of 3)

    At Schaffner Press we receive a lot of manuscripts for review, both solicited and unsolicited. We thought it’d be fun to create a new blog series where we share criteria for manuscript review – what we’re looking for in the ideal manuscript. Our hope is that this series will help w…
  6. A Birthday Shout Out to Artt Frank on His 82nd!

    A Birthday Shout Out to Artt Frank on His 82nd!

    We dedicate this blog entry today, March 9th to wish Artt Frank a happy 82nd Birthday! Still swinging after all these years! Artt, who has been a great influence and inspiration to publisher Tim Schaffner, was for many years the best friend and confidant to Chet Baker, with whom he performed numerou…
  7. Schaffner Press February Newsletter

    In January we launched a new blog at Schaffner Press. In the coming months we hope to share industry insights and thoughts from our publisher, Tim Schaffner, commenting on a variety of subjects related to books and the publishing industry in general. We also hope to shine the spotlight on the collec…
  8. Q&A with LEE MARVIN: POINT BLANK author, Dwayne Epstein

    Q&A with LEE MARVIN: POINT BLANK author, Dwayne Epstein

    February 19, 2015 marks what would have been the 91st birthday of the late, great Lee Marvin. Schaffner Press’s author of the bestselling, award-winning biography LEE MARVIN: POINT BLANK was recently asked how the actor might respond to the world and pop culture of 2015. Schaffner Press: Much has …
  9. Pollyanna’s Purple Haze, by author Mark Christensen

    Pollyanna’s Purple Haze, by author Mark Christensen

    * * * Sparked by recent media coverage about the re-emergence of the use of hallucinogenic drugs in therapy, we turned to Schaffner Press author Mark Christensen (Acid Christ: Ken Kesey, LSD, and The Politics of Ecstasy) for his response.  * * * Prozac Nation doesn’t take a lot of LSD, but i…
  10. Patrick Hicks Short Story Collection Available Today

    Patrick Hicks Short Story Collection Available Today

    Today is the official publication date of the new Patrick Hicks’ short story collection titled, “The Collector of Names.” Patrick is an accomplished writer and an Augustana Writer-in-Residence. They recently sat down with him to preview the book. Read more here. For More: In his de…