Elk Lake Publishing

We're a writer's group devoted to "Publishing the Positive." 

We're passionate about Christ, but puzzled about Christianity and we're taking God's truth out beyond the stacked deck of religion (boring) and onto the level playing field of ideas (messy).  We hope you join us.

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Where Are all The True Christians?

Started by Mark Glamack "Littluns". Last reply by Mark Glamack "Littluns" Nov 12, 2014. 3 Replies

  For over five years now, after I wrote an allegorical novel that takes the reader from a fantasy to reality and truth have I experienced a…Continue

Tags: allegorical, Adult, fantasy, people, awards

Question For Week 1 Giveaway of "Grace Like Rain"

Started by Fred St Laurent. Last reply by Shirley Strait Mar 20, 2014. 90 Replies

Jeff Petherick posted a discussion…Continue

10 copies of Man Quest by Mike McCormick

Started by Fred St Laurent. Last reply by Joyce Yonts Apr 3, 2013. 71 Replies

Man QuestBy Mike McCormickTransforming boys into men of courage, honor and integrity.Just…Continue

Question For 10 Copies of Grace Like Rain Give Away! 1/26/2013

Started by Fred St Laurent. Last reply by Jeff Petherick Feb 14, 2013. 65 Replies

Here is the question…Continue

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Comment by Molly Noble Bull on November 7, 2014 at 2:22pm

Happy Birthday tomorrow. 



Comment by Fred St Laurent on October 10, 2014 at 3:44pm

I saw your email MaryAnn. Can you call me at 678-957-7866?

Comment by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio on October 10, 2014 at 3:28pm

Hello, Everyone,

I am delighted to have discovered this discussion forum and look forward to stimulating conversations.



Comment by Nancee Marchinowski on March 17, 2014 at 9:54pm

Good news, Fred! Keep up the great work! It is a benefit to all of us!

Comment by Fred St Laurent on March 17, 2014 at 8:56am

There have been developments with Elk Lake Publishing that we have not announced here. TBCN purchased Elk Lake Publishing late last year and then launched a Fiction line... the Fiction (royalty) SVP of Acquisitions can be reached at and the Nonfiction (royalty) also we still have a self-publishing arm and Fred (that's me) would be the contact there. 

More to come as we develop all of this

Comment by Fred St Laurent on April 20, 2013 at 7:57am

I will let Jeff know about these recent comments...

Comment by Dr Wesley B Rose on April 20, 2013 at 6:19am

I have just one thing to mention.  I receive academic books and other types occasionally from folks i don't know or prom publishers I only deal with on rare occasion.  Sometimes I get a few to review for an award ot something. But the bottom line is, it gets confusing for me. I hope some other folks know what i mean. Anyway, it would be a great, great help to me if there was something on the box, in the book, or in the box that let me know how I came to receive the book.  Many times I can figure it out. But I have occasionally received books that had no postmark date and truly obscure address info.  Plus, living here about twenty miles past the middle of nowhere and about an hours drive to the boonies (just to see civilization) I don't get books quickly or necessarily in the original shipping container.  Some get wet, some get badly beaten up, and yes some never make it here.  I waited five week to receive a courtesy copy of my own book that never came. I was fortunate that the person it was delivered to called me after she read it, her friends read it, and most of their friends read it so i could come pick it up.  Anyway, for me, it would be very "groovy" (like that word?) if some type of note or something in the book or something identifying the sender and especially those which require reviews written.  That's one reason I got away from digital books because of the confusion (caused by me).   It is, well, because of real memory problems caused...well its a disability.  I have trouble remember who sent what book and my "helpers" here throw away the boxes before i can record the senders info. But even then, I still forget.  That is my confession to everyone.  I do read every book and write a review, but I sometimes don't know where to post them. So, I decided to post them at the big ten sites, i.e. google, barnes and nobles, books a lot, etc. and many of the Christian site where I visit fairly frequently.  If I forget to mention a book here or neglect to notify someone of my review, please forgive me that transgression.  I want to keep my promises and always try to remember every one of them.  Anyway, sometimes reading comments here reminds me to post stuff myself. So thank you everyone for that and lets get the reading on!

Comment by Dr Wesley B Rose on April 20, 2013 at 6:01am

Now about some of the current works...

I have truly discovered a dimension to Christian literature that I truthfully ignored for many years. I was in to academic books and things for far too long.  Anyway, Christian fiction is some of the very best work I have ever read. i was truly amazed and the depth, scope, and obvious skills of authors today.  My favorites, of course, are Christian Historical Fiction, but everything I have read the past two years - from across the spectrum has been both surprising and noteworthy.  I honestly regret not  seizing the opportunities of adventure, emotion, and plain out fun enjoyment that the many forms of fiction offered - and even more so today.  Most of this is for Fred, just to let him know what a magnificent opportunity he has afforded me and the truly joyous ways it has already changed my life.  It is a great thing for authors, readers, publishers, and anyone who just loves a good tale.  My regret is my inability to keep up with the class here and always need a bit of extra time to finish homework.  Sometimes before I can post my thoughts on a book everything worth saying has been written already. But that does not deter from writing what i think.  But, come on you guys, slow down just a few seconds so I can keep up (LOL)

Comment by Dr Wesley B Rose on April 20, 2013 at 5:49am

I considered Elk lake for my current book, one in work, and one that I have rewritten from almost ten years ago - but never published.  I am not up to the high standard they help develop in authors or the excellence in the products they routinely deliver. Elk Lake make publishing look easy and one would hard pressed indeed to find a better company.  I just had to get that out too...

Comment by Dr Wesley B Rose on April 20, 2013 at 5:44am

I've done a bit of research on publishers, having published my eighth book a couple years ago, and Elk Lake Publishing is up at the top of my list of truly good publishers.  And I mean in many respects much better than some of the huge and long standing companies.  I won't mention them by name, but most people are familiar with the heavyweights of Christian book publishing.  Anyway, Elk Lake is different than the big boys is so many good ways.  Jeff tells it like it is and you have my word that him and the company are top notch.  No Jeff, I'm not trying to gain points or anything.  I just call things the way I see them and when a Christian (anything) company is as good or better than they say I try to pass that along.  And, I agree that it should be about sharing good Christian writing with the family of Christ and even introducing it to the rest of the world.  If C.S. Lewis had never been published or promoted (along with many great Christian authors) the world would truly have suffered.  Christian authors make tremendous contributions to literature in many genre, and have been doing so for a very long time. The writers of our era are no exception.  Of course the publishers deserve credit as well.  It is fair to say that Christian literature has impacted the world as much as any other form.  In fact, many of the foundational principles of world governments are based on Christian ethics and writing - both fiction and non-fiction.  This symbiotic relationship between author and publisher is keen and important. It is the type of good relationship one can expect with Elk Lake.  Ok, I said my piece...


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