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Bronze Man Books is a student owned and operated press located in Decatur, Illinois. We are committed to the integration of high-quality design and meaningful content.

New Trade Paperback

Let's Talk Kids Becoming a Family coverMillikin's Premier Writers 2013
by Millikin University First Year Writing Students: Amanda Lee, Morgan Oliver, Tyler Ross, Brock Hayden, and Katie Hobbs

Edited by Brittany Mytnik, Sophia Maria Andricopulos, Caitlin Husted, Morgan Ewald, and Kara Anderson.

Book design by Brooke Paddock.

Faculty editor, Dr. Carmella Braniger.

ISBN 978-0-9819591-9-1
paperback © 2014 • 80 pages (6" X 9”)
$12.00 plus $2.50 postage
Illinois residents add 9% sales tax ($1.08 per book)

This anthology of first-year student essays is the beginning of a Millikin
University tradition. Consisting of the five winning essays of the 2013 Millikin’s Premier Writers Contest, these interdisciplinary writing samples “represent the very best research-driven critical inquiries of the 2012-2013 incoming class,” says Dr. Carmella Braniger, Millikin associate professor of English and director of First-Year Writing.

The featured student authors include Brock Hayden, Katie Hobbs, Amanda Lee, Morgan Oliver, and Tyler Ross. Each worked extensively with individual student editors to produce high-quality products to be viewed by future first-year students and the larger academic community.

The 80-page book is available for $12 plus $2.50 postage. (Contact rbrooks@millikin.edu for special orders or quantity discounts.)

New Trade Paperback

Let's Talk Kids Becoming a Family coverLet's Talk Kids: Becoming a Family
by Claudia Quigg

ISBN 978-0-9819591-6-0
paperback © 2013 • 178 pages (6" X 9”)
$16.00 plus $2.50 postage
Illinois residents add 9% sales tax ($1.44 per book)

In Let’s Talk Kids: Becoming a Family Claudia Quigg invites parents, expectant and otherwise, to share with her the experiences of bringing up children in our families.

By compiling well-loved articles from her weekly news column "Let's Talk Kids," Quigg hopes to inspire parents to reflect and find their own best answers about how to raise their own unique children.
 
Let’s Talk Kids: Becoming a Family is not an advice book, but rather a collection of stories that prompt reflection and invite parents to thoughtfully consider their own approach to bringing up their little ones. her.

See our PRESS KIT of photos, flyers, graphics, and statements from the author and artist: <Let's Talk Kids: Becoming a Family PRESS KIT>
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The 178-page book is available for $16 plus $2.50 postage. (Contact rbrooks@millikin.edu for special orders or quantity discounts.)

New Children's Book

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Am I Like My Daddy? - $12
by Marcy Blesy
illustrated by Amy Kuhl Cox
ISBN 978-0-9819591-3-9 • 48 pages (8" X 10”) paperback © 2012
December 2012

Am I Like My Daddy? is an important book in the children's grief genre. Many books in this genre deal with the time immediately after a loved one dies. This book focuses on years after the death, when a maturing child is reprocessing his or her grief. New questions arise in the child's need to fill in those memory gaps.

Grace is a little girl who wonders if she is anything like her daddy. She uses the process of journaling to discover more about her deceased father.

The Am I Like My Daddy? web page. See the book reviews!

See the author's blog about the release celebration.

See the illustrator's web site about the process of illustrating this book.

See Marcy Blesy interviewed about the book on Michiana, a PBS television program. Her segment starts at about 18.5 minutes. Here is the link : <http://video.wnit.org/video/2314557027/> December 10, 2012.

The 48-page book is available for $12 plus $2.50 postage. (Contact rbrooks@millikin.edu for special orders or quantity discounts.)

Recent Chapbooks

coverPantheon
by Bryson David Hoff

edited by Emma R. Wilson
graphic design by Drew Scholl
illustrated by Mehalet KesateBirhan

ISBN 978-0-9819591-5-3
© 2014

hand-sewn saddle-stictch binding
52 pages (5" X 11”)

$12.00 plus $2.50 postage

Bronze Man Books is pleased to publish Pantheon by Bryson David Hoff.

These are poems about real people with lives garbed in excitement, lust, and behind it all, emptiness. In this world, no one hurls thunderbolts from the clouds or pulls the sun across the sky in a mighty chariot. In the world, kings are angry children with daddy issues while givers of light are only second best with nothing but a harp to show for it. Yet these luminous being are in this earthly realm. Somehow, there is nowhere else they would rather be. —Jackson Lewis

Bryson David Hoff was born in Port Jefferson, New York and raised in Bolingbrook, Illinois. He is currently a senior at Millikin University with a double major in Theatre and Creative Writing. His poetry has appeared in Collage: Literary & Fine Arts Magazine.

 

coverMap to the Multiverse
by Emma R. Wilson

graphic design by Charlie Huth & Kt Krekel

illustrattions by Jess Black

ISBN 978-0-9819591-7-7
© 2013

hand-sewn saddle-stictch binding
52 pages (5" X 6.5”)

$12.00 plus $2.50 postage

Bronze Man Books is pleased to publish Map to the Multiverse by Emma R. Wilson.

This collection of poery is a hand-sewn chapbook featuring works that celebrate the movement and creativity of the imagination. "You sense in reading Emma R. Wilson's poems that almost anything can happen in them and be completely believable. They introduce a new kind of space-age, pop-culture carnivalesque." ~Stpehen Frech, introduction.

 

coverWinter Hearts
by Jackson Lewis

illustrations by Monica Smith

graphic design by Chelsea Arnold
edited by Taylor Chaney

ISBN 978-0-9819591-4-6
© 2012

hand-sewn saddle-stictch binding
40 pages (4" X 6”)

$12.00 plus $2.50 postage

See the Winter Hearts web page.

Bronze Man Books is pleased to publish Winter Hearts by Jackson Lewis. This collection of tanka and is a hand-sewn chapbook.

"The collection of tanka is rich, contemplative, full of powerful imagery and haunting, unspoken questions. It is an exciting reminder of the ways in which a tradition hailing from Japan's earliest poetic roots can live on through the pens and lives of some of today's most skillful writers." Joseph Bein.

 

covertea's aftertaste
by Aubrie Cox

graphic design
and original pencil illustrations by Katie Baird

ISBN 978-0-9819591-2-2
© 2011

hand-sewn Japanese binding
48 pages (5.5" X 5.5”)

$12.00 plus $2.50 postage

See the tea's aftertaste web page.

Bronze Man Books is pleased to publish tea's aftertaste by Aubrie Cox. This collection of haiku and senryu is a hand-sewn chapbook featuring 40 poems written and published during the author's four years at Millikin University.

 

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