Cool River Pub is a publishing company, an online conversation and a bookstore

  • Tell Your Story... Everyone has a story to tell. See how Cool River Pub can help.

  • Pubs are built to the human scale. They are intimate, even cozy settings. Above all, fellowship must prevail, a good-hearted atmosphere in which honest expression triumphs over sophistication. Ray Oldenburg, The Grat Good Place

  • grab a mug and join the conversation in PubChats

In a world that spins very fast, Cool River Pub is a slower, quieter, friendlier place.

We think you will find the conversations in the pub (and the products in the bookstore) lean toward mystery more than dogma, creativity over conformity, and reality over religion. We like grace, friendship, faith, freedom, family, and story.

The predominant language in Cool River Pub is “what if…?” We don’t speak anger, coercion, or conspiracy here. So, if you would like to publish or buy a book, join in a conversation, or just sit and listen…come on in to Cool River Pub.

At The Writing Table:

  • Mary Sue Hermes, the illustrator of Daddy, Help Me, has also illustrated numerous other children’s books (including Ken Harvey’s “Life in the Fridge” series). Mary Sue and her husband, Jerry, live in Sterling, Virginia.

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  • Morris Chapman is a widely respected and loved songwriter, worshiper, recording artist and minister.

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  • Ken Harvey Ken Harvey President and CEO,
    JAKA Consulting Group

    Now retired from professional football, Ken Harvey is also the author of numerous children’s books. Ken, his wife Janice, and their two children live in Northern Virginia.

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  • Ed Chinn Ed Chinn Proprietor,
    Cool River Pub

    As a Writer, Ed has been published in The Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, and other newspapers, magazines, and websites. Ed and his wife, Joanne, live in Middle Tennessee.

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Overheard at the Pub…

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

Coach John Wooden
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