Sunday, December 5, 2021

A sad day.

 We here at Wild Shore Press have some sad news.  Brian C. Felder, the oft-published American Poet whose anthology "Plain Big Word" we only just released on Nov. 14 has passed away suddenly on December 3rd.  Mr. Felder apparently suffered a heart attack while at home and could not be revived.

Brian C. Felder

Brian was a talented poet, a scholar, and a good friend.  He is survived by his wife Marianne and his some fifty years of works.  He will be missed.  We'll be putting the Ebook of his works out for free this week in memoriam and to help make more people aware of his remarkable writings.


Friday, November 12, 2021

Plain Big Words


We here at Wild Shore are absolutely delighted to announce the release of Plain Big Words by Brian C. Felder.  Mr. Felder has the distinction of being one of the most published poets in America, with over 400 poems published in over 140 different publications. He has been a staple of the small press scene in this country for some 50 years.  Yet in all that time, despite having appeared in numerous poetry anthologies and being honered with his own archive at the University of Delaware, Felder has never published an anthology of his own works.

Until now.

Plain Big Words is a selection of 100 of the author's favorite pieces, complete with photographs of some of the places, people, and events that inspired them.  Felder's poetry is terse, muscular, and always affecting and thoughtful.  Chris Helvey, editor of  Trajectory magazine and a well known novelist and poet in his own right, said of Felder's Work:  

"PLAIN BIG WORDS is, to use plain big words, the best damn poetry book I have ever read!  Honest, open, and direct, Brian's poems form a mosaic of our collective lives.  What a wonderful collection.  Do not miss this book!"

Poet Brian C. Felder in 2021

We're glad did didn't miss this one.  Plain Big Words by Brian C. Felder is available in softcover or digital copies.  You may get your own by clicking HERE.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Free Books for your Quarantine Reading

Because of the current Viral mess going around the world, Don Elwell has asked us to offer some of his books as a free download this coming weekend (March 27-29).  Beginning at 8AM Pacific Daylight Time, you'll be able to download his "An Alien's Guide to Sears and Roebuck", "In the Shade", "The Ganymeade Protocol, Revised Edition" and "The Floating Empire Composting Toilet Book" from his Amazon Author pages for free.  Feel free to download any or all (but please leave a review if you liked them.  We live and die by those things on ebooks).  The link to download is HERE.

As this crisis continues, we'll be negotiating with our distributors and authors to see how many of our titles we can make available for free or at a substantial discount.  Stir crazy is not pretty, but a good novel or how-to can sure help pass the time.


Thursday, March 5, 2020

Sale on Zarabeth's World Ebooks March 7-8

Wild Shore Press will be running a sale on electronic copies of Zarabeth's world this weekend:  (Mar 7-8).  Your chance to get the new release for only $.99.  Click HERE.

I have to admit, We're  really proud of this one.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Some Really Cool News

Just had a note from and the blog on which our Shantyboat book is based is going to be featured in their listing of the top 60 Tiny House Blogs, Websites, and Influencers for 2020.

I think this was partly because of the new book on barrel shantyboats.
This thing seems to have caught people's interest.  If you want an electronic copy you can find them here.
Anyway, it makes us happy, and it feels pretty good to be in the same list as important information sources like "Living big in a tiny house" and "Tiny House, Giant Journey".  Tell your friends.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Barrel Shantyboat Book

In honor of the new Ebook on Barrel Shanty construction, we're doing a countdown sale on the new book this coming weekend (2/20-2/21-2/22).  Starting friday, downloads will be just $.99 and will gradually ramp back up to the regular $2.99 price through the weekend.  Here's your chance to get a copy of a really interesting How To book with over 277 color photos and illustrations.  Check it out by clicking HERE.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Author Don Elwell on WDBX

Don Elwell, Wild Shore Press author of Zarabeth's World and An Alien's Guide to Sears and Roebuck will be live in interview on WDBX (91.1 FM) in Southern Illinois on Friday, January 31, at 10:30 AM Central time.  If you're not in the area, you can stream the interview HERE.

This should be fun.  The interviewer is none other than Treesong, the author, radio host, and eco-activist.  Make sure to tune in.

Treesong from WDBX
If you missed it, check out the archived interview at for that date and time!