Thorncraft Publishing is the home of great stories, the ones that make you think more about the world where you live, the ones that cause you to reflect on our history, that inspire you with powerful characters and settings, the ones that call you to change your life, and that encourage us to continue telling our stories.
We publish the work of women authors in fiction. We also publish the yoga book series, BreatheYourOMBalance® which features poetry, nonfiction, and fiction by all genders. At Thorncraft Publishing, we're trying to create a positive impact and promote positive changes within our community, so we publish the community brochure, The Clarksville/Montgomery County African American Legacy Trail. We've organized many literary events in books, theatre, and more.
Visit the individual pages for our authors and books. Read some of our stories and let us know what you enjoyed, what caused you to think in a different way, and what you'd like to read from us in the future. Give our books a review on bookseller sites and on Goodreads. We love hearing from our readers!
Lisa Sims grew up in San Antonio, TX, and Germany. While in Germany, she was blessed to travel Europe. She has also been able to visit family in Canada and Mexico. Her next travel goal is to visit more of her mother’s family in Romania. Lisa, who is a K-12 tutor and teaches ESL (English as a Second Language), is also eyeing the possibility of moving to South Korea for a couple of years to teach ESL.
Yoga and meditation have played an enormous part in her ability to heal, as have Taiji and Qigong. The combination of these practices have also led her into a healthier relationship with herself and her mother. Lisa credits her aptitude for deeply diving into these ancient practices and their teachings with her ability to reconcile with her mother; to enjoy a peaceful, loving relationship with her mom before she passed away early in 2020. Lisa also believes everything she’s learned through practicing yoga, Taiji, and Qigong has helped her to be a better mother, a better grandmother, and a better version of herself. She is grateful to the teachers at Yoga Mat and Stuart Bonnington for their guidance and patience.
Rediscovering her love of and talent for writing is also a direct result of Lisa’s yoga, Taiji, and Qigong practices. They are also what helped her to recognize the courage to bare herself to others through her writing. These ancient practices have done for her exactly what has been written about them for hundreds of years: revealed her true self to herself - a self worthy of love.
Each week, we will feature a new contributor to BreatheYourOMBalance®: Yoga and Relationships, Volume 3 of our yoga book. Volume three is introduced by Sarah Michelle, and she is joined by over twenty contributors for a compilation of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry that explores how our yoga practice changes and challenges, supports and heals our relationships.
Each week, we'll give you a new writing prompt here on our home page. Our past writing prompts, over 100 of them, are located at The Nudge. They'll be catalogued from the home page to The Nudge page every week but will not contain our special edition prompts. You can sign up to receive special writing prompts in our newsletter below.
New Writing Prompt Style for 2021
The Nudge is going back in time. This year, we will offer writing prompts based on or inspired by history. Get ready to dabble for the week in some other time and place, or dig in and research the finer details of an era. Maybe you write poems inspired by our prompts, or spend time on a longer work of historical fiction that weaves in and out of human history, or perhaps something in between is on your itinerary. Above all, have fun in our time machine--you never know where we'll go and what we'll choose to explore next week!
Time Travel: South America, 19th century, travel accommodations. For this week's historical writing prompt, we're staying with any time during a full century--the 19th century this time--and a large, general location--anywhere in South America--and any type of travel and/or accommodations as our thematic focus. You might approach this by doing some research on what it might have been like to make a journey to Brazil in 1877, for example, or perhaps you choose how one village in Peru might deliver communications and/or trade goods with another during 1834.
Find an article to read, a documentary to watch, a book from an online library to aid you in your research endeavors. As always, choose to write in your own style--poetry, nonfiction, journaling, a fictional short story, part of a historically-inspired novel, or a mixture of genres and styles.
For inspiration, check out Gabriel Garcia Marquez's use of transportation in his novel, Love in the Time of Cholera (Knopf, 1985), which is set in Columbia from the late-1800s to the 1920s.
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We are not a brick and mortar business. All of our authors work from different locations. See the next event listed above to meet some of us in person.
Clarksville, Tennessee, United States