Wednesday, June 21, 2017

My Dear Creative Friends:

This summer brings fresh literary voices and amazing art from Azalea Art Press authors to the table. These very talented women all happen to be from the San Francisco Bay area, but their stories are universal and speak to the life journey we all share.  

Two memoirs -- one in verse by Maura Quilter, accompanied by original paintings by Barbara Bonds McDaniel -- and another vibrant account by Monique Parrish of life with her neglectful parents -- present equally fascinating accounts of women overcoming life-altering challenges. 

We also have a book of very poignant haiku and narrative verse by Maya Mitra Das, illustrated by multi-media artist Patti Edmon; and a charming children's picture book created by artist Carla Rempp to round out this season's offerings. 

We hope you will enjoy them and come visit us at our upcoming book parties. As always, I am so grateful for your support of independent publishing and for these very talented authors.

Happiness & Inspiration,

Karen Mireau
Founder & Literary Midwife

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Congratulations to Author Cos Barnes!

Azalea Art Press
is honored to announce that Cos Barnes' first children's book
is now in print.

In Toy House at Tryon, a young girl learns to make Christmas ornaments with her elderly neighbor and in the process learns about the history of toy making in North Carolina.

Books can be ordered directly at:

Please join us for upcoming book events for Cos. For updates visit

August 15 / 3-5
The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines

September 12 / 10-12
Grandparents Day Children's Book Workshop
Senior Enrichment Center, West End

September 26 / 2
The Book Shelf, Tryon

September 27 / 2:30
Tryon Arts Center

November 15 / 3-5
Givens Memorial Library, Pinehurst

To schedule a signing or interview with the author
please contact:
Karen Mireau

Thursday, December 11, 2014

In Memoriam . . . The Poetry of Jean Lyford

Our dear friend and poet Jean Lyford passed away this week. Her beautiful spirit will never be forgotten by those who had the good fortune to know her or to have experienced her poems. Just prior to her death, her writing instructor Cynthia Leslie-Bole of Hummingwords Writing Workshops and I prepared a fourth and final book of Jean's poems. Here is a listing of Jean's complete works: