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. 


Although the pandemic of 2020 has caused widespread disruption within the book publishing and retailing industry, PageMill Press has benefited from some of the delays which are occurring.  Fortuitously our chosen publications dates for new titles will provide more normal marketing and sales efforts in launching our books. 


Our first book will be published in the fall of 2021, a memoir by the Rev. Shanon Sterringer, PhD, with the title, Forbidden Grace: Hildegard von Bingen and A Modern Woman’s Call to the Catholic Priesthood. 


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 a journey through a 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 for PMP based on her unusual life journey as an int'l 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 for PMP based on her dissertation work on the comparison of the Jungian paths of individuation in Japan vs America (matriarchal vs patriarchal). She is the director of a mental health clinic in Redwood City, 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. She is working on book which will be an elaboration of her research and articles on Etty Hillesum. 


Then we will be doing a series of books which are biographies of books. Katherine Teesdale, MA has recently submitted her first rough draft a manuscript based on months of research. Her book bio is for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, one of the 20th Century's most celebrated novels.  


This new genre of book biographies has emerged from the research by S.H.A.R.P. scholars (The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing.). S.H.A.R.P. is an international organization of about 1000 scholars who study the history of the book. 


J. Walker Smith, PhD is the Chief Knowledge Officer of Kantar Futures, one of the largest int'l research companies for analyzing and communicating consumer trends. He is researching a new book on kinship groups in the US and their positive and negative effects on cultural issues. 


Finally, Dr. Robert Frager, a well published author, is producing a second book of Sufi talks for the Press. His first book Sufi Talks: Teachings of an American Sufi Sheikh was published by Quest Books in 2012. 


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.