Purpose of the Pub

Dedicated to helping new voices build quality products and find their audience

Here at Cool River Pub, we seek three things:

  1. To produce high quality books, at a low price, for those new voices who have something to say. We want authors who have no platform, but do have a compelling story and/or an important payload to deliver. If you can break our heart, blind us with insight, or make us laugh till we cough up organs, we want to talk to you.
  2. To provide important, but hidden, books to readers. Some are Cool River Pub books; most are not. But, all of them carry valuable, timely, and undiscovered treasure.
  3. To serve good words to our customers. Words are seeds; when they fall into the human heart, they grow and produce new life. So, if we serve any column, essay, blog, or book in Cool River Pub, it is because we take the author and the customer very seriously. We love, respect, and listen to people who deliver good seed. And, we’d rather make a friend than make a dollar. NOTE: “Books” can be paper, electronic, or audio.

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.

  • 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.

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

  • Glen Roachelle Glen Roachelle President,
    Gate Ministries

    Glen Roachelle, the President of Gate Ministries, is a widely respected pastor, conference speaker, and consultant. The Wind and the Whisper is his first book. Glen and Roberta live in Middle Tennessee.


Overheard at the Pub…

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, does not go away.

Philip K. Dick
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