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Welcome to Harrington & Harrington Press.

Harrington & Harrington was founded with the idea that great voices lost in the slush piles of large publishing houses need to be brought to print. We aim to give a voice to writers who get overlooked because their work may not meet commercial demands. Because we revere excellence, we want to see well-written, interesting fiction and nonfiction that surprises us, awes us, and intrigues us.

Stacy is a member of Romance Writers of America and is a Chief Range Safety Officer, former state firearms instructor, and former gun store manager, and, despite the stereotypical images those terms may evoke, she is more interested in feeding the homeless than hunting Bambi. Her favorite authors include Mark Twain, Lee Child, LaVyrle Spencer, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Mary Janice Davidson, Elizabeth Lowell, Herman Melville, and–never mind. She has a very long list of beloved authors because she is a book pig. She has always had a lurking fear that the world would run out of books, so it makes perfect sense that she would team up with a fellow book lover to publish books and thus have some say in the matter.

Laurie’s earliest memories of reading center on a picture book about an otter that she first checked out from the library when she was only four years old.

The otter‘s story was a sad one, but despite her mother’s frequent urgings to consider books with happy tales, it remained Laurie’s all-time favorite. Perhaps even at that young age she understood a variation of Tolstoy’s wisdom: Happy books are all alike; every unhappy story is unhappy in its own way.

She also remembers once losing a library book, an act she ranked a top-ten transgression. She remembers it vividly because the title had the word “lost” in it, and she thought it odd that she lost a book with a title about losing something. And thus began her awareness of simile, metaphor, and allusion. Laurie kept searching for the book so she could return it even though her mother, who had little money, had already paid for the lost book. Little Laurie assumed that if she found the “lost” book her mother would get her money back and the book would find its rightful place on the library shelf for the next child to read.

Laurie is still looking for the title of that book about the Otter and for that long-ago lost library book. She’s hoping she’ll find them when authors send their manuscripts to Harrington & Harrington Press.

 

 

 

 

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