MEET THE TEAM
A scrappy small publisher, Anamcara Press has a scrappy, small team! In addition to producing compelling books by folks with powerful voices, we also distribute a journal, The Write Bridge, and urge readers to “mind the gap.
Anamcara” Press LLC was founded by Maureen Carroll in 2014 in celebration of art and community, and in support of authors and artists in their creative endeavors.
Carroll is a writer, educator, photographer graphic designer, and all around cat herder! Her first book, “A Wyoming Cowboy in Hitler’s Germany” Combines war era correspondence and 70 year old photographs to depict an age of heroism and innocence. “The Tree Who Walked Through Time” was published in collaboration with 17 artists, including crop artist Stan Herd. Carroll has also published several children’s books, and many non-fiction articles & training programs, and blogs about consciousness and community at https://maureencarroll.com/.
Assistant Editor and Publicist, Amber Fraley is your typical Gen Xer suburban Kansas wife and mom of one who grew up a book nerd in a dysfunctional family and now writes about those experiences as hilarious therapy. She’s the author of the darkly humorous essay collection From Kansas, Not Dorothy, and the viral essay Gen X Will Not Go Quietly, as well as numerous human interest articles. Amber loves Kansas with all her heart, is frequently awkward in public, and desperately wishes to see a tornado and live to tell the tale.
Art/Design Editor, Kathleen (Kat) Williams
An IBPA member since 2020, Anamcara Press follows the traditional model and partners with select authors to help them achieve their vision and find their audience. Our goal is to help our authors have the best opportunity to receive pre-release editorial reviews and post-release awards, and to get their book into bookstores and libraries in print and online. In addition to creating print books and eBooks, we also produce audio books and videos, and maintain an active community involvement.
- The Editor, Maureen (Micki) Carroll ensures our books are beautiful and appealing to readers.
- Each book’s design is reviewed by our Art/Design Editor, Kathleen (Kat) Williams
- Our Assistant Editor and Publicist, Amber Fraley connects with community and shares creative ideas for promotion.
We offer an Author Educational blog and YouTube series to help authors succeed in their writing and marketing efforts. We also offer in-house assistance from our team / marketing mavens / group of wild women to assist with social media promotion and events.
We look forward to getting to know you!