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About PageMill Press



PageMill Press is a California based publishing house launched to showcase the insights of transpersonal, humanistic, and positive psychology and to share stories of spiritual renewal. The mission of the press is a multi-disciplinary pursuit of transpersonal studies through research and the use of various psychological and spiritual perspectives. The Press aims to tackle the most challenging contemporary issues of modern living and global concerns by encouraging qualified scholars and writers to produce thoughtful and inspiring books. 


PMP is a “traditional publisher” in that we will be paying the incredible amount of $100 as an advance against royalties in our standard contract. Since we are a traditional publisher, we do pay the normal costs associated with the book publishing industry including the standard editorial, production, marketing, sales and distribution costs. We will be producing and selling the normal formats of a hardcover, a paperback, and eBooks into the US/Int'l markets.


We have 29 projects in our queue of new projects in development, some are on the verge of being completed and others will take a year or two. But it is a sizzling lineup of new titles and bodes well for the success of PageMill Press. Forthcoming titles include:


A new PMP edition of a self-published book, Soul Space: Creating Spaces and Lives That Make a Difference by Linda Hunt, PhD. Linda is the former director of creative writing at Whitworth University. She is also the author of the bestselling Bold Spirit: Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America.


A very important textbook, Healing Shame and Guilt: A Guide for Ministers, Therapists, and Spiritual Directors by Janice Strength, PhD. This is a unique and comprehensive guide which will be useful across a wide range of professionals in ministerial and mental health occupations.


Bestselling author, Stephanie Covington, PhD, is completing a new manuscript on the lives of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women. Hidden Healers: The Unexpected Ways Women in Prison Help Each Other Survive. This story is the result of 30+ years of providing well-published curricula for moving beyond violence and addiction for women in prison.


Another bestselling and well-published author, J. Walker Smith, PhD is writing a new manuscript: Loss and Found: Political and Cultural Divisions Are Not the Real Issue in America. He states: “America is at war with the idea of itself. This sounds like old news, but the usual headlines tell a different story, one of Americans at war with themselves—blue versus red, left versus right, urban versus rural, the 99% versus the 1%, the Squad versus Trumpers. These fights rage on, but they are skirmishes in the real war. It’s more than Americans squaring off against one another. It’s Americans on all sides warring with the loss of the idea of America. Loss, not divisiveness, is what haunts America.”


James Hagan, PhD, author of Diamonds of the Night: The Search for Spirit in Your Dreams, is a licensed psychologist (with a Jungian orientation) and an attorney. Jim is revising his first book Diamonds of the Night, which is an enlightening  journey through a woman's dreams. He will also be working on a new book about Jung and more obscure Jungian materials. Finally, Jim will be writing a new book on man's journey through his dreams as a companion to Diamonds.  


Heather Waite, MA is working on a memoir based on her unusual life journey as an international model and winner of many beauty pageants including being the former Miss Orange County. She is a certified substance abuse counselor (UCLA) and holds an MA in psychology from Ryokan College. Carlisle has been her editor and publisher with two books, as she was the co-author of Moving from Fear to Courage: Transcendent Moments of Change in the Lives of Women and author of Calling California Home: A Lively Look at What it Means to Be a Californian (both published by Wildcat Canyon Press). 


Sayoko Yoshimura, PhD is working on a book based on her dissertation which reveals the differences and compares the Jungian paths of individuation in Japan vs America (matriarchal vs patriarchal). She is the director of a mental health clinic in Redwood City, CA, Hawthorne House. 


The Rev. Carrie Ives is an interfaith minister and a spiritual director who is working on a memoir about her spiritual journey through cystic fibrosis and a double lung transplant. 


Barbara Morrill, PhD, is core faculty at the California Institute on Integral Studies (CIIS). She is working on a book which will be an elaboration of her research and articles on Etty Hillesum. 

Dr. Robert D. Frager is overseeing the production of a new textbook on positive psychologies. It will include a section on humanistic psychology, positive psychology, and transpersonal psychology. This textbook will be valuable for both undergraduate and graduate students.


Then we will be doing a series of books which are biographies of books. Katherine Teesdale, MA, has recently submitted her first rough draft of a manuscript based on months of research. Her book bio is for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, one of the twentieth century's most celebrated novels.


And then Rodger Broome, PhD, is developing a book bio of The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James. Varieties is a foundational book in psychology generally but very specifically for transpersonal psychology.

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