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Proving Press Proving Press publishes fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books. Proving Press is an imprint of Columbus Publishing Lab, and has been producing and distributing exceptional titles since 2014.
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Don't spend all day writing query letters; spend that time writing books. Proving Press helps you self-publish professio...
03/10/2020

Don't spend all day writing query letters; spend that time writing books. Proving Press helps you self-publish professional-quality books and get your stories into the hands of readers. We make the process simple and affordable without sacrificing quality. To learn more about what great publishing means to us, email us directly at [email protected] or call or text us at 614-805-3982 to learn more about the publishing process.

We interviewed Michelle Mays and Michelle Moone, the co-authors of Dumpster Doll: The Early Years about their writing pr...
01/24/2020
Co-Author Spotlight – Dumpster Doll: The Early Years – Proving Press News and Releases

We interviewed Michelle Mays and Michelle Moone, the co-authors of Dumpster Doll: The Early Years about their writing process and how their lives have changed since publishing the memoir.

Dumpster Doll follows the life of Michelle Mays as she's born into an abusive family in the Midwest. As she and her siblings cling to survival, the balance of family ties is weighed against alcoholism, drug abuse, abandonment, and despair.

Co-Author Spotlight – Dumpster Doll: The Early Years January 24, 2020 Dumpster Doll: The Early Years is a co-authored memoir by Michelle Mays and Michelle Moone that details the life of Mays, who was born into an abusive family in the Midwest. As Mays and her siblings cling to survival, the balanc...

Vicki Roach’s children’s book Bridget the Queen Bumblebee Finds Happiness in Sharing is now available at retailers near ...
01/17/2020
Bridget the Queen Bumblebee

Vicki Roach’s children’s book Bridget the Queen Bumblebee Finds Happiness in Sharing is now available at retailers near you!

Bridget the Queen Bumblebee buzzes through flower land for a day of fun. Bridget loves things that sparkle and shine, but can one little bumblebee girl have too much of a good thing? Join Bridget as she learns the importance of sharing and how to be a blessing to others.

This is her second project with Proving Press, and we hope to see many more!

Bridget the Queen Bumblebee buzzes through flower land for a day of fun. Bridget loves things that sparkle and shine, but can one little bumblebee girl have too much of a good thing? Join Bridget as she learns the importance of sharing and how to be a blessing to others.

We’re happy to announce the worldwide release of the patriotic children’s book, Who Is a Veteran? by Bernie Schwartz.Who...
01/17/2020
Who Is a Veteran?

We’re happy to announce the worldwide release of the patriotic children’s book, Who Is a Veteran? by Bernie Schwartz.

Who Is a Veteran? helps children learn to read while teaching them about who Veterans are and what they look like. Kids will learn what it means to be a Veteran and why we honor them in this colorfully illustrated book.

Who Is a Veteran? was written to help children learn to read and to teach them about Veterans and who they are. Learn what it means to be a Veteran and why we honor them. The author, Bernie Schwartz, is a Veteran of the United States Air Force and served in Desert Shield/Storm.&nbs...

Comet Saves the Day! by Perry Koons is now available at retailers near you, and just in time for the holiday season!Sant...
01/17/2020
Comet Saves the Day!

Comet Saves the Day! by Perry Koons is now available at retailers near you, and just in time for the holiday season!

Santa is busy preparing for Christmas when he hits a snag. Santa’s elves try really hard to fix the problem in time, but Comet is the only one who can save the day and get Christmas back on schedule.

When Santa has a problem, everyone pitches in to help. Santa’s helper elves try real hard, but Comet is the only one who can save the day and get Christmas back on schedule. This story puts the “Merry” back in Christmas and a “Jingle” back in Santa’s step!

We’re proud to say that Connections in the Open Field by Ruth-Ann Thompson is now available at retailers worldwide! Just...
01/17/2020
Connections in the Open Field (The Open Fielders)

We’re proud to say that Connections in the Open Field by Ruth-Ann Thompson is now available at retailers worldwide!

Just like every child, Cecil LaCede has fears about his first day of school, but he'll soon find comfort in meeting a vari­ety of new friends: acorns, nuts, fruits, vegetables, and even beans, all first-time students too.

Each parent should take the time to read to their children about Cecil, and share with them the lessons about not being afraid to try new adventures, and enjoying the differences in each of our friends. What a great book!

--Larry W. Miller

Just like every child, Cecil LaCede has fears about his first day of school, but he'll soon find comfort in meeting a vari­ety of new friends: acorns, nuts, fruits, vegetables, and even beans, all first-time students too. Ruth-Ann J. Thompson shows children how easy it is to make CONNECTIONS ...

Grab a box of tissues, because Sneezy the Squirrel by H. L. Ott has hit the shelves!Sneezy the squirrel’s mighty sneezes...
01/17/2020
Sneezy the Squirrel

Grab a box of tissues, because Sneezy the Squirrel by H. L. Ott has hit the shelves!

Sneezy the squirrel’s mighty sneezes shake the entire forest. His allergies make him different from the other woodland creatures, and he has a hard time fitting in. But when another sneeze echoes through the treetops, Sneezy sets off to discover if there’s a friend in the forest who is different too.

Sneezy the squirrel's mighty sneezes shake the entire forest. His allergies make him different from the other woodland creatures, and he has a hard time fitting in.But when another sneeze echoes through the treetops, Sneezy sets off to discover if there's a friend in the forest who is different t...

We’re happy to announce the worldwide release for Seeking Balance: The Ultimate Guide to English-Speaking Excellence for...
01/17/2020
Seeking Balance: The Ultimate Guide to English-Speaking Excellence for the Shy, Foreign or Frustrated

We’re happy to announce the worldwide release for Seeking Balance: The Ultimate Guide to English-Speaking Excellence for the Shy, Foreign or Frustrated by John McGory.

Does your spoken English do the job, or does it fail you in key moments? Seeking Balance gives readers an easy-to-use roadmap on how to achieve English-speaking excellence anytime and anywhere in the world.

The ultimate guide to English-speaking excellenceTWO BILLION people speak English, making it the world’s most popular language. International award-winning teacher John McGory says today’s global spoken-English explosion creates one undeniable fact: “Whether you live in Boston, Beijing, or Bru...

Happy release day to Vicki Roach! Her newest book Gingerbread Smash! is available just in time for the holiday season! T...
01/17/2020
Gingerbread Smash!: Two Mischievous Boys Learn the True Meaning of Christmas

Happy release day to Vicki Roach! Her newest book Gingerbread Smash! is available just in time for the holiday season!

Two brothers, tempted by their sweet tooth, wait until their mother goes to bed to eat the gingerbread house she made. After tearing the gingerbread to pieces, they receive a lesson about the true meaning of Christmas and what it means to be forgiven.

This is Vicki's third published children's book with Proving Press, and we can't wait to see her next project.

This beautiful Christmas story is based on a true story of God's love. The tale of two mischevious brothers will delight young readers as they learn the meaning of Christmas.Jesus was born to save the world for me and you!

The delightful winter tale of Sparkle the Runaway Snowflake is now available at retailers worldwide! Bundle up under a w...
01/17/2020
Sparkle the Runaway Snowflake

The delightful winter tale of Sparkle the Runaway Snowflake is now available at retailers worldwide! Bundle up under a warm blanket before you read this for a bedtime story.

Little Sparkle is the youngest snowflake in a big family, but she gets lonely when her parents are too busy to play with her and her siblings want to hang out with their friends.

The North Wind decides to help her by blowing her far across the land so she can find friends to play with, but the North Wind blows her too far from home!

Little Sparkle, the baby in a large snowflake family, feels left out and upset because her mom and dad are busy having a party and her siblings want to leave her behind to be with their friends. She confides to the Old North Wind that she wants to run away and find some friends to play with. He a...

Grab your detective kits, because The Curious Case of the Mummy's Mommy by Oswald St. Benedict is now available at retai...
01/17/2020
The Curious Case of the Mummy's Mommy: A Boy Detective Story

Grab your detective kits, because The Curious Case of the Mummy's Mommy by Oswald St. Benedict is now available at retailers worldwide!

Oswald's story continues in The Curious Case of the Mummy's Mommy as he travels around the globe with his father and solves mysteries alongside his younger sister, LilyBaby. This time, their adventures take them to Egypt where there's rumored to be a living mummy.

Join Oswald and LilyBaby as they solve a four-thousand-year-old mystery.

My name is Oswald. I am a six-year-old boy detective. My Daddy sometimes takes me on adventures all over the world. In this story, we are in Egypt investigating reports of a real, alive mummy. And, with the help of my little sister, LilyBaby, we solve a four-thousand-year-old mystery.

We're proud to announce that Hadley the Lunar Rover by Demetri Capetanopoulos is now available at retailers worldwide! P...
01/17/2020
Hadley the Lunar Rover

We're proud to announce that Hadley the Lunar Rover by Demetri Capetanopoulos is now available at retailers worldwide!

Pick up the perfect picture book for aspiring astronauts this season.

Once upon a time, humans braved the vast emptiness of space, set up experiments on the moon, and spun tires in the lunar dust. As the years and missions to other planets flew by, Hadley the Lunar Rover and her friends sat waiting, wondering when they'd see their human companions once again. . .

Once upon a time, humans braved the vast emptiness of space, set up experiments on the moon, and spun tires in the lunar dust. As the years and missions to other planets flew by, Hadley the Lunar Rover and her friends sat waiting, wondering about just one thing . . .

Follow Norman Walters on more of his real-life adventures in the jungles of Peru in his new book, Chasing the Dream: Ten...
01/17/2020
Chasing the Dream: Ten Years in the Upper Amazon

Follow Norman Walters on more of his real-life adventures in the jungles of Peru in his new book, Chasing the Dream: Ten Years in the Upper Amazon.

Available now at retailers worldwide, Chasing the Dream is the second chapter in a story of overcoming obstacles, blending cultures, creating a dream, and facing hardship as well as joy.

Norman Walters’ Peruvian adventure along the banks of the Amazon river continues in Chasing the Dream: Ten Years in the Upper Amazon. This is the second chapter in a story of overcoming obstacles, blending cultures, creating a dream, and facing hardship as well as joy.Norman Walters spent ten yea....

Happy release day to Michelle Mays and Michelle Moone for their breathtaking title, Dumpster Doll: The Early Years. Mich...
01/17/2020
Dumpster Doll: The Early Years

Happy release day to Michelle Mays and Michelle Moone for their breathtaking title, Dumpster Doll: The Early Years.

Michelle Mays was born into an abusive family in the Midwest. As she and her siblings cling to survival, the balance of family ties is weighed against alcoholism, drug abuse, abandonment, and despair. Hope dawns in the form of foster care, only to be deferred by multiple placements and a system not equipped to support the children it's meant to protect.

"Michelle's story highlights the extraordinary and harrowing extremes that can punctuate a young person's life. At its core, this is a story about triumph in the most human way we know: protecting your family, caring about others and loving yourself." - Amazon Reviewer

Michelle Mays was born into an abusive family in the Midwest. As she and her siblings cling to survival, the balance of family ties is weighed against alcoholism, drug abuse, abandonment, and despair. Hope dawns in the form of foster care, only to be deferred by multiple placements and a system n...

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”― John Steinbe...
01/02/2020

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”
― John Steinbeck

Something from Nothing by Damian Synadinos is an engaging story that helps children learn to solve problems and "go with...
12/31/2019
Hank and Stella Books

Something from Nothing by Damian Synadinos is an engaging story that helps children learn to solve problems and "go with the flow" as they learn improv comedy. Children and parents alike are laughing and learning together, and reviews are still coming in.

One reviewer said, “Even if parents and children only take the concept of "Yes, And" from the book, and apply it to their interactions, conversations, and imagination—they will have a great time together… Do your young kids a favor—start with this book and explore improv.”

Click here to learn more about Something from Nothing and author visits near you!

Hank and Stella Books by Damian Synadinos

“Write what should not be forgotten.”― Isabel Allende
12/23/2019

“Write what should not be forgotten.”
― Isabel Allende

In Vicki Roach's Gingerbread Smash, two mischevious brothers will delight young readers as they learn the meaning of Chr...
12/12/2019
Gingerbread Smash!: Two Mischievous Boys Learn the True Meaning of Christmas

In Vicki Roach's Gingerbread Smash, two mischevious brothers will delight young readers as they learn the meaning of Christmas.

Our Acquisitions Editor Quentin Russell said after reading, "This book makes me nostalgic! This is exactly what my parents would have read to me and my sisters on Christmas morning. After making gingerbread houses, of course!"

Order your copy today, while Santa still has a chance to deliver it on time!

This beautiful Christmas story is based on a true story of God's love. The tale of two mischevious brothers will delight young readers as they learn the meaning of Christmas.Jesus was born to save the world for me and you!

“The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.”― William H. Gass
12/09/2019

“The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.”
― William H. Gass

Now it's almost five years later, and Repair by Jenny Spokas is still a project we are proud to have been a part of. Not...
11/15/2019
Repair

Now it's almost five years later, and Repair by Jenny Spokas is still a project we are proud to have been a part of. Not only is it a beautiful book inside and out, but a portion of each sale goes to The Autism Community in Action. This poetry can make an impact both in your life and others'.

Rediscovering strength and clarity through life's trials is the theme of "Repair," the latest poetry collection from author Jenny Spokas. “It’s something we can all relate to, the need to find a blue sky again once the storms blow over. It's about personal restoration and ...

We're often told to eat food that's "Local and organic," but what about brain food? Support a local author by reading th...
11/11/2019

We're often told to eat food that's "Local and organic," but what about brain food? Support a local author by reading their books! Your brain will thank you and (unlike writers you'll never have a chance to meet) so will the author!

Cover reveal for Sneezy the Squirrel by H. L. Ott, illustrated by  RK Blessing! This adorable children's book was design...
10/30/2019

Cover reveal for Sneezy the Squirrel by H. L. Ott, illustrated by RK Blessing! This adorable children's book was designed to be easy to read for kids who are visually impaired, and written with a special message for all kids.

From the author: "I want children who do not have disabilities to understand that everyone has something that makes them different. Sneezy got his name because of his allergies, something anyone can have, just like a disability. We are all different, so instead of making fun of one another, we should help and love one another."

Look for Sneezy the Squirrel next week at retailers worldwide!

Cover reveal for Chasing the Dream by Norman Walters! The Peruvian adventure continues along the banks of the Amazon Riv...
10/30/2019

Cover reveal for Chasing the Dream by Norman Walters! The Peruvian adventure continues along the banks of the Amazon River in Norman's second book with Proving Press. Our book designer worked with photos that Norman took in Peru in the nineties to create this striking cover, so evocative of the beauty and danger of the raw jungle. Look for Chasing the Dream in November!

"Everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The wors...
10/29/2019

"Everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." - Sylvia Plath

323 Days by John Harris is the #1 new release in Korean War books on Amazon! Through letters exchanged by his parents ov...
10/24/2019
323 Days

323 Days by John Harris is the #1 new release in Korean War books on Amazon! Through letters exchanged by his parents over the course of the war, Harris grants readers an intimate look not only at the life of a soldier, but at the lives of those back at home. Part love story, part historical record, part military memoir, these letters are an important viewing window into a critical segment of the Korean War, published here for the first time.

Albert Harris was a hometown hero in the small east Texas town of Greenville. He was captain and quarterback of the high school football team and married Mary Alice Norwood, the pretty daughter of the local county judge, in 1945. Trained as an artillery officer in the Marines, Lieutenant Harris j...

Columbus Publishing Lab
10/23/2019
Columbus Publishing Lab

Columbus Publishing Lab

David Cuccia / Author-Illustrator is the author and illustrator of There's a Crazy Dog Under the Palace! and the sequel, Who Ate the Gelato?!

Originally published through Lulu, Mr. Cuccia came to Columbus Publishing Lab when he was frustrated with the print quality of his books. When he received his first proof in the mail, he was thrilled. We're more than happy to provide great printing and distribution for our authors, but thanks to David for the kind words and for making great books for children.

10/21/2019
Columbus Publishing Lab

If you live in the Columbus or Mount Gilead areas, come on out to the Writers' Retreat!

This Friday and Saturday (Oct. 25-26th), Columbus Publishing Lab will have a booth at the Second Annual Autumn Mount Gilead Writers' Retreat; we hope to see you there! Thanks to the Mount Gilead Area Writers Guild for hosting the event and investing in local authors!

Anne MacReynold's Red Sand is a story of magic and sacrifice. Lilith awakens in a strange and mysterious world…  Earth. ...
10/18/2019
Red Sand (The Creations Series)

Anne MacReynold's Red Sand is a story of magic and sacrifice.

Lilith awakens in a strange and mysterious world…
Earth. But will Lilith’s instinct to care for a vulnerable world outshine her desire for the man she longs for?

On Amazon, one reviewer describes the book with the words, "Outstanding! A thrilling journey. Couldn’t put it down. Eagerly waiting for more! Love the author!" We think if you pick it up, you'll be this excited too.

Lilith awakens in a strange and mysterious world… Earth—a place full of wonder and terror alike. The life around her calls to her for aid, but there is something holding her back. A man wants her as his, and she can’t deny the fact that she wants the same. But life t...

Whenever we finish a good book, we're left with a desire to have a conversation with the author. That's why Proving Pres...
10/17/2019

Whenever we finish a good book, we're left with a desire to have a conversation with the author. That's why Proving Press is so passionate about local authors. Our books stir up real conversations and our authors love the connections they make with their readers and their fellow writers. Submit to Proving Press today to join a community passionate about the written word.

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