Nothing Gold Can Stay by Ron Rash

Ron Rash is one of those local authors that you want to hear every time he is in town. I was surprised to find out that there were some people in the country that didn’t know Ron Rash, but then I realized that even though he was a New York Times Bestselling...

Hand Delivery

This week, we got an order for books from one of the historic sites for Sheila Ingle‘s book Brave Elizabeth. As we were working out the details of delivery of the books, the purchasing specialist told me that she really liked the mission statement of Harrelson...

Fall Releases

It’s that time of year again! Time for warm drinks and crisp air and our favorite time to offer you new books! In the coming weeks, we are sending our two fall releases: My Hardest Year of Teaching and Why I Didn’t Quit and Women’s Self Defense:...

1 Year Anniversary

  As we start September, we celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Harrelson Press. For those of you who know about start ups and the difficulty of start ups, you know that the 1 year anniversary is a big one for any company. For us, here at Harrelson Press, it’s...

Back to School Blues

It’s that time. The initial energy and excitement of the beginning of the new school year has begun to wear off and the battle for control of the classroom has begun. Maybe even today you’ve felt like it was 25 vs. 1 in your classroom. This is why we...

Readers Always Judge Books by Their Covers

I was talking to an author this morning, as I do most mornings. We were discussing book formatting. Although as an author, it may seem that you should be able to choose completely the format of your book without worrying about how it will be perceived, it’s...

I am the Messenger by Marcus Zusak

I have to admit, this book was hard for me to read. It was challenging to read the examples of the people surrounding Ed and how blatantly in need they were. At one point one of his friends notice that he is changing and they ask him if he is ok. He responds simply...

There’s Never Enough

We’re glad there are other people who are noticing and writing about the hardest part of teaching: The hard part of teaching is coming to grips with this: There is never enough. There is never enough time. There are never enough resources. There is never enough...

Hardworking Teachers

US Teachers have harder jobs than counterparts in the industrialized world: New results from an international survey shows that U.S. public school teachers work harder under more difficult conditions than teachers elsewhere in the industrialized world, and they don’t...

Never Again

I interviewed Denise about her book as the first episode of ThinkingOutLoud before Elisabeth joined me as a co-host. I was struck with her passion and honesty about how important it was for her to share the stories of the women in her life who have been abused, but...