About

Pisgah Press was created in 2011 as an independent publishing house to serve western North Carolina writers and book-lovers everywhere. Great fiction, serious nonfiction, poetry, children’s literature, and a standard reference book are among our books in print. Two of our authors — Robin Russell Gaiser and Dave Richards — have been named finalists for the American Book Awards in their categories: Health-Alternative Medicine and American History.

Pisgah books are available by ordering through local bookstores everywhere, and can be purchased on this website or through online retailers such as Amazon.com.

We will gladly review well-written manuscripts that are submitted in compliance with our straightforward, two-step submission policy.

Our books reflect the breadth of Pisgah Press’s publishing interests. Michael Amos Cody and Sarah-Ann Smith have released their debut novels through Pisgah Press. Cody’s Gabriel’s Songbook portrays the hopes and disappointments of an aspiring Nashville singer-songwriter, and Smith’s Trang Sen: A Novel of Vietnam follows a rural Vietnamese girl as she struggles with the effects of America’s longest war, and comes of age in America after fleeing her war-torn homeland. RF Wilson keeps readers in suspense with his Rick Ryder Mystery series, now including both Killer Weed and Deadly Dancing. Donna Lisle Burton and Martin A. Keeley collect their poetry and visual artwork in, respectively, Letting Go: Poems 1983-2003 (Burton) and Fragments (Keeley), as does Nan Socolow, whose brilliant, brittle, spare language explores and exposes the well-examined life. Dave Richards’s Swords in Their Hands: George Washington and the Newburgh Conspiracy, was one of four finalists for a USA Book Award in History, and Mombie: The Zombie Mom, written by Barry A. Burgess and illustrated by Jake LaGory, has won acclaim from readers young and old. Editor and publisher A. D. Reed weighs in with his seminal work, Reed’s Homophones, a reference book of sound-alike words that is used as a standard reference by fiction and nonfiction writers and editors, as well as game-show creators!

Pisgah Press is an associate member of the American Booksellers Association.