Scribe Publishing Author Barbara Pietron’s next installment in the Legacy in Legend series, Veiled Existence, will be published Nov. 2017. Check this space for upcoming teasers, or in the meantime, read earlier books in the series, Heart of Ice and Thunderstone.

Veiled Existence will be distributed by Midpoint Trade Books.

Scribe Publishing Company will publish a second “Under The Radar Michigan” book. The first, “Under The Radar Michigan: The First 50” (Scribe Publishing Company, 2014) served as a companion guide to the Emmy-award winning PBS television show’s first fifty episodes. The new book, tentatively titled, “Under The Radar Michigan: The Next 50” will cover the show’s next fifty episodes. Check back for more details on pre-order and bookstore availability (tentatively scheduled for pre-order on Scribe’s website in December 2017 and in bookstores Feb. 2018.)

Scribe Publishing Company Publisher and Editorial Director Jennifer Baum has been voted onto the board of directors of the Midwest Independent Publishing Association (MIPA), effective immediately. During her two-year term, she hopes to engage Michigan members with new networking opportunities, help with new educational programming and attract new members.

Under The Radar Michigan: The First 50The 25th Anniversary Midwest Book Awards has recognized Under The Radar Michigan: The First 50 (Scribe Publishing Company, 2015) as a finalist in the category of travel. Winners will be announced at the Midwest Book Awards Gala to be held in Minnesota on May 13, 2015.

The competition, organized by the Midwest Independent Publishing Association, is judged by experts from all aspects of the book world, including publishers, writers, editors, librarians, teachers and book designers. They select award winners and finalists based on overall excellence.

This is the second prestigious national book award that the book has been named a finalist in. Earlier this year, it was also named a finalist in the Foreword Reviews IndieFab Book of the Year in the category of travel. Foreword Reviews will announce the winners of the 17th annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards during a program at the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco on June 26, 2015.

About Under The Radar Michigan and the book:

Under the Radar Michigan is an Emmy award winning PBS television series that features the cool people, places and things that make Michigan an awesome place to live, work and play. The book, Under the Radar Michigan: The First 50, covers all of the places explored in the show’s first 50 episodes. Filled with full-color photography, the guide includes everything from Michigan restaurants and museums, to cool businesses and neighborhoods, to the extraordinarily talented people of Michigan, and includes contact information as well as funny anecdotes from host Tom Daldin’s experiences there.

You’ll speed through Michigan’s Everglades; go to santa school; eat awesome food; hike giant dunes; meet inspired people; explore great wilderness; fly through the air on skis; sail the Great Lakes; tour great museums and even swim at a secret beach. You won’t believe what’s right in your own back yard.

Both of Scribe Publishing Company’s 2014 titles, Our Dried Voices and Under The Radar Michigan: The First 50, have been recognized as finalists in the 17th annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards.

Each year, Foreword Reviews shines a light on a select group of indie publishers, university presses, and self-published authors whose work stands out from the crowd. View the complete list.

In the next three months, a panel of more than 100 volunteer librarians and booksellers will determine the winners in 63 categories based on their experience with readers and patrons.

“After 17 years, our awards program has become synonymous with quality because our editors set such a high bar on the finalist round, which makes it especially tough for the judges who select the winners,” said Victoria Sutherland, publisher of Foreword Reviews. “In every genre, our judges will find an interesting, high-quality selection of books culled from this year’s entries.”

Foreword Reviews will celebrate the winners during a program at the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco on Friday, June 26 at 6 p.m. at the Pop Top Stage in the exhibit hall. Everyone is welcome. The Editor’s Choice Prize for Fiction, Nonfiction, and Foreword Reviews’ 2014 INDIEFAB Publisher of the Year Award will also be announced during the presentation.

About Foreword: Foreword Magazine, Inc is media company featuring a FOLIO: award winning quarterly print magazine Foreword Reviews and a website devoted to independently published books. In the magazine, they feature reviews of the best 160 new titles from independent publishers, university presses, and noteworthy self-published authors. Their website features daily updates: reviews along with in-depth coverage and analysis of independent publishing from a team of more than 100 reviewers, journalists, and bloggers. The print magazine is available at most Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million newsstands or by subscription.

On Not Being Picked by Kathleen Ratcliffe

Honorable Mentions:
Trim by Galen Surlak-Ramsey
Matches by Charles B Kramer

Thanks to all our entrants. Check back at on Aug. 25, 2015 for details of the 3rd Annual Writers Contest.

Scribe Publishing Company book Thunderstone by author Barbara Pietron has been named a finalist for the 2013 Book of the Year Awards by Foreword Reviews, the only review magazine solely dedicated to discovering new indie books, in the young adult fiction category. The book, aimed at a young adult (or “young adult at heart”) audience, tells the story of a teenage girl who must use her newfound spiritual ability to save a quiet lake town in Minnesota from a Native American mythological monster.

The book was published in November of 2013.

Before its release, Publisher’s Weekly called the book “…well-written and entertaining… Jeni makes for a likeable protagonist that readers will identify with.”

Each year, Foreword shines a light on a small group of indie authors and publishers whose groundbreaking work stands out from the crowd. Foreword’s awards are more than just a shiny sticker on the front of a book; they help connect the best indie books to readers eager to discover new stories written by previously unknown authors.

Pietron is a debut author who, in the wake of automotive downsizing, chose to pursue a literary career. Thunderstone was inspired by her personal interests and experiences.

“I’ve been fascinated with Native American culture and beliefs since I was a kid,” said Pietron. “After a trip to Lake Itasca, MN, I decided the unspoiled area was the perfect setting for a story steeped in Native American lore.”

Pietron will be selling and signing copies of Thunderstone at the Southfield Public Library on June 4th, at 7 p.m.  The book is also available online or for order from bookstores.

This is the second time a book from the relatively new Scribe Publishing Company has placed as a finalist in Foreword’s Book of the Year awards. The first time was the company’s first book, Easter Ann Peters’ Operation Cool by Jody Lamb, which went on to win 2012 Book of the Year in juvenile fiction.

In the next two months, a panel of over 100 librarians and booksellers will determine the winners of these prestigious awards.

For more information or to request a review copy, please contact Mel Corrigan at mel (at) scribe-publishing (dot) com.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our inaugural Writers Contest. We have our winners!

First place: Call Me Gil by Teresa Fowler
Second place: The Natural Order by Kathleen Ratcliffe
Third place: Glasses by Meagan Friedman

Entries were judged by five of Scribe Publishing Company’s authors: Jody LambMolleen ZwikerPaul FlowerBarbara Pietron, and S. J. Lomas. Check back for details on our 2014 writers contest.

We’re excited to announce our newest authors, Tom Daldin, Jim Edelman and Eric Tremonti, host and producers of Under the Radar Michigan, an Emmy Award winning PBS television program. They are working on a travel book about the people, places and things that make Michigan a great place to be. The book is set to come out in Nov. 2014, but in the meantime, check out the show at!


Pictured here are Tremonti, Daldin and Edelman.

greg_hickeyScribe Publishing Company welcomes Greg Hickey as its newest author. Greg is a forensic scientist, endurance athlete, and an award-winning writer. He lives in Chicago with his fiancée, Lindsay.

Look for “Our Dried Voices,” a science fiction novel, in 2014.


In 2153, cancer was cured. In 2189, AIDS. And in 2235, the last members of the human race emigrated to a far distant planet called Pearl. Several hundred years after their arrival, the remainder of humanity lives in a utopian colony in which every need is satisfied automatically, and there is no labor, struggle or thought. But when the machines that sustain their existence begin to break down, a young man named Samuel faces a real test for the first time in his existence. With the lives of the colonists at stake, it is up to Samuel to save the colony. 

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