Chapbooks by Penhall Publishing

Chapbooks are short collections of literary works, usually composed of poetry, flash fiction and/or artwork, that are printed and published as booklets to promote an author’s works with a small investment. Chapbooks can be anywhere from 16-36 pages in length and are published without an assigned ISBN number. Penhall Publishing is working with new and emerging authors to create chapbooks to showcase their works.

Bruises & Love Bites by Trier Ward

This short collection of poems by Trier Ward is a glimpse into the heart and mind of a woman surviving an abusive marriage in which she was blessed with four amazing sons, becoming free from her tormentor, and the intertwining of pain and love in relationships.

Sawdust, Soap, Soil & Stars by Lori Lasseter Hamilton

This collection of eight poems by Lori Lasseter Hamilton explores the hypocrisy in organized religion and describes growing up in the Southern Baptist church, being raised to believe that appearance and image are everything, being raised to believe that how you appear to others, especially in church on Sunday morning, is of the utmost importance. The author relates how being raised this way had a negative effect on her belief system and hindered her from having a real relationship with Jesus for most of her childhood and adolescent years, yet in spite of the harmful effects of her family upbringing, she still continues to hope and believe in Jesus. She relates how the rituals of organized religion and how her family’s misleading emphasis on the superficial things of this world, such as image and appearances, even had an effect on how she viewed herself while going through cancer, but in the end her belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ gives her hope.