“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”
~ Chief Seattle, 1854
POSTCARDS TO ICELAND
by Kris Kissman
Kris grew up in the tiny fishing village, Siglufjörður, on Iceland´s north fjords where her mamma ran a pool hall and raised eight daughters and a very spoiled son. Some of the sisters ventured further south to America, where Kris began her career as a motel maid, then journeyed up the career ladder across eight states and many universities. "Postcards to Iceland" gives a glimpse to this life in the form of poems where Kris shares decades of her thoughts and feelings about life growing up in Iceland, and then life in America. These poems are true nuggets of Icelandic gold!
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2015 SENIOR POET LAUREATE CONTEST OPEN JANUARY 1 - JUNE 30, 2015 -
SEE "GOLDEN WORDS/SPL" PAGE FOR SUBMISSION DETAILS!
We are Dream Builders!
"You can have everything in life you want,
if you will just help other people get what they want."
- Zig Ziglar
We agree with Zig! Although he's no longer with us, Zig Ziglar spent his lifetime helping others make their dreams come true and become successful. He set the stage and raised the bar for personal success like no one else.
At Great Spirit Publishing, we help make dreams come true for writers who have a story to tell and a dream to become published. While we have a general focus for the types of books we publish, we also serve as a catalyst or "middle man" for authors who may be considering "self-publishing" but don't know how to go about it or who don't want to deal with the electronic hassle.
Using the amazing technology now available, we are able to help make your publishing dreams come true! The publication process is reduced from 18-24 months (traditional big name publishing) to 4-8 weeks, more or less, depending on services provided, number of proofs reviewed, etc.
Is it considered "self-publishing" if you publish with us? Are we considered a "vanity publisher"? No. At Great Spirit Publishing, we act as a service agent to accomplish the goal of publication for our clients, and we have professional standards we follow. Generally, a vanity publisher will publish whatever manuscript is paid for with no editing or proofreading provided prior to publication; we don't publish every book queried, but every book we publish will be given our highest level of care because we understand the attachment an author has for his or her work and we work to satisfy our authors.
If you have the time, talent, and energy, you can do this same thing yourself. You can research all the options, the numerous small- and self-publishers who charge hundreds or thousands of dollars. You can deal with the online systems, formatting the files, making adjustments, correcting errors, and everything else needed to get your book ready to publish.
But, if you don't have the time, technical talent, or simply don't have the desire to do all this yourself, Great Spirit Publishing can help! We have the know-how to put the book together and, using electronic, print-on-demand technology, the cost and requirement for a large cash outlay or bulky inventory is eliminated. You buy only the quantity of books you want, when you want, while retaining complete creative control of the process.
We help our authors with a variety of services, from typesetting, proofreading and editing, book design, cover design, to complete set-up for the publication process, including a free proof copy of the completed book. Our authors retain copyright ownership of their work, and they exercise complete creative control, approving each step of the process so it meets their expectations. Authors review the final proof edition of their work to make sure it looks like they want it to look, and have options later to correct errors if discovered after publication, an option not available with a big name publisher or when hundreds or thousands of books have to be pre-paid and printed.
As an independent and assistive publisher of quality inspirational materials, our goal is to provide reading material that will inspire and encourage you in your Journey through this Life, giving you Hope along the way as you grow in your relationship with your Creator/Source. Our publications offer encouragement, insight, illumination, and entertainment featuring topics known to many or perhaps new to you. Let us entertain and inspire you! Browse our Book Store to see the kinds of books we've published so far (averaging 1-3 books per year and growing!*) and see what sparks an interest for you! If you have other questions and/or want to learn more, contact us at email@example.com.
*We do not publish books with excessive or explicit profanity, violence, or other themes not in keeping with our editorial and professional standards. All content must be pertinent to the story or material presented. However, we do offer publication assistance for genres not meeting the guidelines above.
History - Great Spirit Publishing (GSP) started in 2009 with the publication of A White Soaring Bird and A Valentine for Carole, and has grown to more than a dozen titles, with more on the way. Our goal is to utilize modern printing and e-publishing technology to bring our readers unique and inspiring poetry, articles, and stories that inspire the heart and intrigue the mind and entertain the rest of you.
Boondoggler's Bible Available! Visit the Store for details on how to get the latest book by Wanda Sue Parrott!
Postcards to Iceland, by Kris Kissman.
Diarma, by Michael Staley
Validiva, by Wanda Sue Parrott
Super Fat-melting Secret, by Wanda Sue Parrott
Find all of our assist-publication titles in their own store - GSP-Assist is not self-publishing, but has all the control and none of the hassle. Titles available in GSP-Assist:
- Letters to Iceland
- Journal of Destiny
- Witness and Survivor
- Series of Adjustments
- Heaven on 9/11
- Dear Jude
- Iron Lotus
- Too Close to the Sun
GOLDEN WORDS 2013 - all pre-orders have been processed and should be in status of being shipped and received by 24 December 2013. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SENIOR POET LAUREATE COMPETITION - the SPL is completed for 2014; see the Golden Words page on this site to get details about this year's winners!
GSP-Assist is a new publishing option for authors who want their work published but don't want to do the publishing themselves. Basic editing, proofreading, cover design, and book design and layout are provided. The author keeps creative control by approving each step in the process. GSP-Assist does all the work.
Can GSP-Assist you in getting your book published? Find out more by contacting us at email@example.com.
N A B S Y
We have a new publishing option in development called NABSY. This new program will feature previously unpublished works that have lain dormant for some time and now the author wants them published, despite a stack of rejection letters. More details coming soon on this quirky - but serious - publishing opportunity. Books in the NABSY program may or may not have a spiritual emphasis, but they must have the writer’s True Heart in every word, regardless of the genre.
Watch for more details coming soon - and announcement of our first NABSY publication!
N A B S Y = Not A BestSeller Yet!
Coming within the next few months, we anticipate the arrival of:
Diarma, by Michael Staley
Postcards to Iceland, by Kris Kissman
The Face on Mars, by Wanda Sue Parrott (first title in the new NABSY program)
Validiva: Diary of an Unborn Soul, by Wanda Sue Parrott
How to Build a Prosperity Pyramid (Volume II), by Wanda Sue Parrott
Understanding Automatic Writing, by Wanda Sue Parrott
Prayer for the Seasons of Life, by Barbara Quin
Love Psalms to God, by Barbara Quin
Moo Moo's Book of Wisdom, by Jessica Quin
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Be sure to check out all of what's Now Available in our Book Store. Visit our "Books and Authors" page for information about our authors (page is currently under construction).
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VISIT OUR WHITE BUFFALO PAGE FOR WINNERS DETAILS pertaining to the 2013 White Buffalo Native American Poet Laureate poetry contest and Literary Challenge, co-sponsored by Amy Kitchener's Angels Without Wings Fdn.
MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE:
(see Store or GSP-Assist Store for purchasing details)
(click on any title to go to BOOK STORE for more information)
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