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  1. Schaffner Press January Newsletter

    Schaffner Press January Newsletter

    Look, Up in the Sky, Is it a Bird… This photo taken on a recent hike in the Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Az. seemed to reflect an auspicious beginning to a great new year here at Schaffner Press, and we hope, for all of our subscribers too! So far, there is much to celebrate and look forward t…
  2. Michael Graham, author of THE SNOW ANGEL

    Michael Graham, author of THE SNOW ANGEL

    Schaffner Press mourns the passing of Michael Graham, author of THE SNOW ANGEL, after a long illness. In his lifetime, Mike wore many hats from military counter-intelligence office during the Vietnam era, to crime reporter for the Detroit Free Press, and criminal investigator. After the war, he stud…
  3. Celebrating Herbert Huncke’s 100th Birthday!

    Celebrating Herbert Huncke’s 100th Birthday!

    Today, January 9th, 2015 marks the 100th birthday of Herbert Huncke, the influential cohort of the beat writers Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs, who is credited with inventing the word “Beat.” But, before that, he was already a published author who chronicled the dispo…
  4. New Year’s Day 2015

    New Year’s Day 2015

    A beautiful first day of the year 2015 with a view of snow-capped mountains overlooking Tucson. We look forward to a great new year of quality publishing, expanding our list and exploring new literary terrain!
  5. Holiday Wishes from Schaffner Press!

    Holiday Wishes from Schaffner Press!

    Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes from Schaffner Press! As I move into my 15th year of independent publishing, I wanted to say thanks to all of our readers and authors, past, present, and future, who have made this press what it is today and will continue to be for many years to come! And thank…
  6. A Veteran’s Day Salute to WWII Veteran Lee Marvin

    A Veteran’s Day Salute to WWII Veteran Lee Marvin

    This Veteran’s Day, you need look no further than LEE MARVIN: Point Blank by Dwayne Epstein to learn of the iconic Hollywood tough guy actor’s real role in the Pacific campaigns of WWII. By drawing on letters home from the young Marvin as he fought his way across over 20 beachheads, and culmi…
  7. Amazon’s “Trojan Horse” Offer to Indie Booksellers…

    Amazon’s “Trojan Horse” Offer to Indie Booksellers…

    When  I read this morning about Amazon’s “offer” to independent bookstores to allow them to sell Kindle readers in their stores, I was reminded of a famous line from Virgil’s Aeneid, the epic poem that tells the story of the Trojan War from the Trojans’ point of view, as follows: R…
  8. The Night of Broken Glass…

    To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht this Friday, Nov. 8th the Music Center at the Strathmore will perform a live dramatized version of the opera, THE LOST CHILDHOOD, based on the memoir by Yehuda Nir, available in an unexpurgated complete edition by Schaffner Press. The opera, …