Books you’ll want to read,
written by people you’ll want to meet.

Non-Fiction Books For Thinking Readers

There is room in your brain to inwardly digest more than the six o’clock news. A cut above, but not too lofty, these books will bring thought-provoking ideas to your commute or nightstand. An airplane ride in length, you’ll be pondering their contents long after you shelve them with your paperback classics.

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Fiction – You Know You Need It

Life is so crazy these days. Sometimes you just need to crawl inside a great story and lose yourself for a while. A book is like a friend that is always sitting there waiting for you, ready to pick up where you left off, wondering where you’ve been.

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Golden Business Books

There are a lot of us Baby Boomers trying to figure out what do with the rest of our life. Whether we own a business, or wish we did, some plain talking (read jargon-free) advice to help keep the money flowing into our 401k will do us good.

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Kids and books go together like peanut butter and jelly. Great children’s books climb inside your imagination and give you another way of looking at the world. Written to delight children and the adults they are raising, our books are written with humor and a light touch.

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About Us

Our studio sits at the intersection of Sixth Street and Golden Alley in the borough of Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Lunch-pail toting blue collar workers, moms with strollers, postmen, grandmothers, kids on scooters, stray dogs, cats, and the occasional walking school bus pass under our window — each of them with a story.

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In Our Blog

Maxwell Perkins, Thomas Wolfe, and Pokémon Go

August 20

Maxwell Perkins is one of my heroes. Or at least I think he is. I’m about 50 pages into Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, and so far so good.

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Four Categories of Writers: An Editor’s Viewpoint

May 31

I’m here to tell you that the editing process can get pretty intense. We’ve lived through it enough times to notice that most authors fall into one of four categories. The toughest one? “I’ll fight you on every word.”

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What I Learned on the Chicago CTA

May 16

It’s amazing what you can learn when you’re lost in Chicago and don’t even know it. Lesson #1: Having a husband who will help without laughing at you when you do something stupid is a wonderful thing.

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Upcoming Events

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Beth Finke, January 31, Wednesday, 9 pm, radio interview with Justin Kaufmann, The Download, WGN Radio 720.

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Dick Simpson, January 24, Wednesday, 7:00pm CST, Ravenswood Lake View Historical Association in the Lerner Auditorium Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago.

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Dick Simpson, January 21, Sunday, 2:30-4:30pm CST, “A Conversation with Dick Simpson” book signing/reception in support of the Oak Park Festival Theatre. Location: 19th Century Club, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park, IL 60301

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Dick Simpson, January 13, Saturday, 9 – 10 am, radio interview with Thom Clark, Live from the Heartland. Live streaming: .

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Dick Simpson, January 11, Monday, 7:00 pm CST, interview with Carol Marin on WTTW Channel 11’s Chicago Tonight.

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Contact Us

Questions? We’d love to hear from you. If you are looking for information about submissions, please click here.

Golden Alley Press
37 S. 6th Street
Emmaus, PA 18049

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