“The best thing about being a publisher? Helping authors’ dreams come true.”  An independent publisher since 1989 when she started Pierce Press after moving to the Boston area from New York City, IPNE board member and past president Charlotte Pierce has long advocated


At Pierce Press, we work with booksellers, libraries and public venues to bring our authors’ books to the right readers. Our goal is to not only sell as many books as possible, but to also help authors build their platform


Each of our author’s books is available through our bookstore on this website. But we don’t need all the glory or even all the loot. We encourage you to order the book through your local independent bookstore. Any retailer can order all


Interview with Publishing Superstar Joanna Penn

Today we are bringing you an interview with Joanna Penn, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Penn got her start in nonfiction after making a dramatic change from her  successful corporate career, then began writing fiction under alias J.F. Penn. She

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Daniel loves his Purple Dragonfly awards!

“Not just, one, but TWO Purple Dragonfly Book Awards!” yelled Daniel to his mom as he dismounted the Moongoose. “Now more kids will hear about helping animals and planting trees!”

Summer gardens at Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Field Trip: Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Daniel’s “Mom” and siblings Solen and Sagan had so much fun on a recent family trip to Colorado! The hollyhocks at Pagosa Springs in particular captured their imagination. About 20 different natural springs offer pools at temperatures ranging from 88 to


Creating Social Space

When people come together in social spaces, ideas are shared and communities are strengthened. It was an honor to help build this pergola designed by my friend and supervisor, Ariel Von Raven of Symbiosis Regenerative Systems. First, the basic hexagon


Daniel McFly Earns Two Purple Dragonfly Awards

  Congratulations to my award-winning author, Sheryl Davis! Her book The Mystical Magical Abracadabracal Daniel McDougal McDouglas McFly, illustrated by Eric Summers, just won TWO awards in the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards – one for Green & Environmental books, the other for Children’s

multicolored heirloom tomatoes

Move over, dusty china set. Here comes the Stetson heirloom tomato project!

– by Jan Stetson, Arlington, Massachusetts Some people cherish silver flatware settings in velvet-lined boxes; some proudly display fine china in a lighted étagère. My family keeps an heirloom tomato. My grandmother grew it every year and saved seeds when

Fairie Garden

Fun with Fairies

This garden was built for a family with three little girls who like to make fairie houses. (And now my little boys want a fairie garden too!) Native moss boulders provide a mountainous backdrop to set the lay of the

Daniella delivers seedballs to pre-K students in Lockhart, TX

Saint Valentine’s Daniella

Daniella (that’s me!) got a gig reading to the kiddos at a school in Austin on St. Valentine’s Day! So much LOVE! We talked about the things we love, like our parents, friends and the Earth! After reading the book,


Trees Helping Trees

Feeling chipper? Our trees at the latest Symbiosis permaculture project are! We cleared branches on a fence line around this small scale organic farm to make way for a new fence. The nutrient dense piles of brush were converted into


It’s All About the Water!

by Sheryl Davis Planning for a vibrant aquatic ecosystem starts with a good pond design that maximizes water catchment potential and manages water retention with dams and spillways. This is a pond that Symbiosis Regenerative Systems was hired to design

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