Exhibiting Publishers

Pale Horse Books

Pale Horse Books edits, designs and publishes well-written, finely-crafted books of poetry, non-fiction and fiction. The company was founded by a professor in the English Department at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA.  All current authors have advanced degrees and expertise in the fields covered in their books. Pale Horse Books has supported and exhibited at the Williamsburg Book Festival since its inception. https://palehorsebooks.com/

John Conlee

JOHN CONLEE is a Professor Emeritus of English at the College of William and Mary. His primary field of teaching and research is English Medieval Literature, with an emphasis on Middle English poetry, Middle Scots poetry, the Arthurian legends, and Chaucer. Doctor Conlee grew up near San Diego and holds degrees from the University of Southern California and the University of Illinois. At William and Mary he directed the graduate program in English and twice served as Chair of the English Department. He has been actively engaged in Study Abroad Programs leading to his teaching in the U.K. Conlee has published eleven exceptional books. In addition to authoring four middle-school books based on King Arthur legends, The Brothers Pendragon and The Last of the Pendragons are novels featuring King Arthur’s sons. The Voyage of Maeldun is based on an ancient Irish legend. The Heater and Rounding Third combine American Baseball and Irish legend. Cataclysm is a work of apocalyptic fiction, and The Chaucer Codex a literary mystery.

Sally Stiles

SALLY STILES worked for fourteen years in New York City as an editor and writer and, later, as an advertising executive. She has published over a hundred magazine articles, seven books, poetry and short stories. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has taught writing at the university level. Sally has called four continents, six countries, nine states and a small trawler home. She has served on the board of directors for An Occasion for the Arts and the Williamsburg Book Festival. Her latest books are an acclaimed novel, Like a Mask Dancing, based in Tanzania; a memoir, Plunge! and a poetry collection, Crazeman in the Bottle. She has also produced several books which combine her photography with haiku, including the popular The Haiku Guide to Williamsburg and The Haiku Guide to Cruising.

James Tobin

JAMES TOBIN grew up in Union City, New Jersey, dazzled by the New York City skyline across the Hudson River. After earning a degree in journalism, he moved to the Big Apple with dreams of becoming a writer. He taught school while writing plays, two of which were presented by Circle Repertory Company. He also wrote children’s fiction for major publishers. He returned to school at NYU and became a college educator and consulting psychologist. James now resides with his wife, Jean, in Williamsburg, Virginia, the fictionalized setting for When We Were Wolves. Actor and author Whoopi Goldberg said of the book, "When a novel poses a question, asks you if you could stand up and face the storm, I know it's going to stay with me, and that's what J. E. Tobin's When We Were Wolves does...”

High Tide Publications, Inc.

High Tide Publications, Inc. (HTP) is a small publishing company located on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay in Virginia.

Formed in 2010, we are a small, woman-owned enterprise that is dedicated to the author over 50. HTP publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children's books.

We have outstanding writers at all stages of their careers, and insure our loyal readers can find great books from the underrepresented writers we publish. We seek to promote books that nourish the soul, enrich the lives of our readers by perceptive editing, captivating design, and outstanding outreach to you, our readers.

David Cariens

Dave is a retired CIA officer--31-year career.  In this capacity he wrote for all levels of the U.S. government--from the President to the working level analysts and policymakers. Cariens served in Eastern Europe and as an editor at the BBC-FBIS facility outside London. He has taught intelligence analysis and writing throughout the federal government and for a number of U.S. allies abroad. He is the author of nine books including A Question of Accountability: The Murder of Angela Dales -- an examination of the shooting at the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia in January 2002 and his memoir, Escaping Madness

Cyrus Cormier

Cyrus Cormier is both a student and a teacher in the principles of leadership. He retired after a 41-year career as an executive in corporate America. As an author, he focuses on legacy, social justice, religion, and poetry. Cyrus graduated from New Mexico State University and the executive education program at Vanderbilt University. His foundation, The Twelve Plus One Heart Foundation, awards need-based college scholarships and provides a number of other community service initiatives. He is the author of Wandering Through the Fire - A Journey of Pain and Purpose.

Cindy Freeman

Writing is one of my passions, along with singing, teaching, playing the piano, and choral conducting. My publisher calls me a “literary late bloomer” because I didn’t get around to writing my first novel until after retiring from a long career in music education and music ministry. I write about women who find the strength to overcome adversity. My novels tackle challenging social issues like child abuse, domestic abuse, substance abuse, and homelessness. But really my novels are about hope, help and healing. My latest project includes After Rain, a book of weekly devotions. All proceeds benefit Hospice House of Williamsburg.


Maurine Frank

Maurine Frank is an artist and retired Leadership Development Consultant and lover of children. Her educational background is psychology, and her professional years were focused on team effectiveness and writing training and development programs, which has resulted in a background of writing inspirational and encouragement articles. Her art is drawn from the beautiful seaside landscapes where she lives in Mathews, Virginia, and it’s only natural that her first book takes place on a beautiful beach. Her first book, Blue Crabs Finds a Home, was #1 on the Hot New Releases for Children’s Values Books on Amazon.com.

Lacroy "Atlas" Nixon

Lacroy “Atlas” Nixon has been writing  and performing spoken word poetry for seven years. He currently has a book available entitled God and his humor has been featured in the Hope Booth tour across the United States that spanned 19 cities, and has had work featured internationally. He has opened up artists including John Givez, Aklesso, and was featured in an open mic by Genetics. In addition to poetry, he was also an educator through the Child Defense Fund Freedom School program for two years and the founder of Slam connection. He loves Jesus and hopes to inspire people to be the best person they can be.

Lynn Underwood

Lynn Underwood was a building official until recent retirement. He has worked in the building safety profession and building code development for 35 years. He led a team of inspectors to El Salvador on behalf of the CASA Corps (ICC Ad Hoc Group) to inspect restoration work performed by USAID projects. Before college, Lynn enlisted in the USMC and served in Vietnam with the 1st Marine Division. He was awarded several medals including a Purple Heart and Navy Commendation, and a Meritorious Combat promotion.   https://lynnunderwoodauthor.com

Bair Ink Books

Bair Ink creates beautiful books by interesting authors and connects readers with stories they need. The Virginia-based publishing company, founded by Army Veteran April Bair, focuses on releasing printed books into the world. Bair Ink books share journeys of resilience across genres and generations.
The imprint began in 2017 to fulfill the founder's dying mother's publishing journey. Bair Ink now has over twenty books in print by multiple authors including James G. Brown, Collette Shedd, J. Stewart Willis, and Tanya M. Richey

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