Rabbit House Press
About Rabbit House Press
It is our vision with Rabbit House Press to create a publishing company with uncompromising integrity. Setting the highest standards in both content and aesthetics, the objective is to share unique works that promise enduring appeal. We will forever remain passionate about evocative stories which are uniquely American, celebrating the glorious quilt of disparate characters that make up the fabric of our country. It is our pleasure to connect writers with their readers.
Michael Blumenthal is a celebrated poet, essayist and novelist who spent a decade as the Briggs-Copland lecturer in poetry at Harvard University before becoming the director of their Creative Writing program. A Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of the Water Mark Poets of North America First Book Prize, Juniper Prize and Isabella Steward Gardner Prize, he lived in Budapest Hungary from 1992-1996 as senior Fulbright lecturer. Blumenthal’s novel, Weinstock Among the Dying won the Ribalow Prize for Best Work of Jewish Fiction.
“Bruce Lewis is a masterful jazz/blues/folk guitarist whose pursuit of his muse took him from the central Kentucky tobacco farm of his boyhood all the way to Budapest, a vibrant center of art, music, fashion, and entertainment, where he remained for almost two decades, and launched a legendary career, playing clubs, music halls, and festivals all over Europe. Now back in Kentucky, he has distilled that experience in fictional form in a fine, wide-ranging novel, Joshua Fragmented, which chronicles the adventures of itinerant performer and luckless citizen of the world, Joshua Celeste. To read it is to join him on that poignant odyssey, and thereby to treat oneself to a terrific ride.”
Ed McClanahan- Novelist
Kay Long Roberts
Kay Long Roberts grew up on a farm in Union County, KY and is a registered nurse and nurse educator. At the age of thirteen she announced that when she was a grownup she would write and publish a book. She went on to publish a doctoral dissertation with fifty peer reviewed health research articles and has written many grant applications for health research. She received her MFA from Spalding University and has written several profiles of older women from an underserved neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky. However, she still did not feel as if she was a writer. One day she listened to her soul, picked up a pen and wrote Stream. Stream is an ode to the rhythm of nature and speaks to the core of the human soul. Kay helps us discover, or remember, our spiritual connection to nature and nourish the core of who we are as humans living on this good earth. It is her hope that Stream will inspire us to join her in seeking sustenance from nature and doing our part to protect nature for those who will come after us.
Mike Wilson’s work has appeared in magazines including Cagibi Literary Journal, Stoneboat, The Aurorean, The Ocotillo Review, London Reader, and in anthologies including for a better world 2020 and Anthology of Appalachian Writers Vol. X. He received Kentucky State Poetry Society’s Chaffin/Kash Prize in 2019. He resides in Lexington, Kentucky, but summers in Ecstasy and winters in Despair.
Born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, Pamela Dae received degrees in English Literature and Journalism from Indiana University. She graduated with a J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law and has worked as a federal criminal defense practitioner for nearly two decades. Pamela has been published in AvantAppalachia and Nowhere Magazine. After the Race is her first novel.
With more than twenty years of full-time newspaper and substantial online media experience, Nancy Royden earned her bachelor’s degree in communication arts from Georgetown College in Kentucky. Her writing has been published by The Associated Press, Texas Highway Patrol Magazine, JET magazine, South Florida (Fort Lauderdale) Times, Nu Magazine of Austin and the San Francisco Chronicle. Her photo credits include The Baltimore Sun, The Huffington Post, NBC4 (Washington, D.C.) and Kentucky Living. Her volunteer photography encompasses Latinitas Austin, The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and the Ward Hall Foundation. A native of Ashland, Kentucky, Nancy has traveled extensively, living in Germany for five years and residing in Texas, Alabama, Maryland, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Nancy lives and works in Frankfort, Kentucky with her husband and cats, regularly posting nature and architectural photos on social media. She is the proud mother of Ian Riddle, a college student in Maryland.
Kevin Lane Dearinger
Kevin Lane Dearinger enjoyed a professional acting career that took him to Broadway, on national and international tours, and to many regional stages. He retired from performance and from his second career as an educator, returning to live and write in Kentucky. He is the author of The Bard in the Bluegrass, Marie Prescott, a “Star of Some Distinction,” Clyde Fitch and the American Theatre, and several plays, including Regarding Mrs. Carter and Naked on Request. He is currently working on a new play, two theatrical biographies, and a volume of poetry.
Erin Chandler is an author, teacher and publisher from Versailles, Kentucky. With twenty years’ experience as a playwright, actress and producer in Los Angeles she returned home to further her literary interests, getting a Master’s degree at the University of Kentucky with a focus on playwriting and an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University. She teaches memoir for the Carnegie Center and is a Mentor for their Author Academy. Her publishing company Rabbit House Press releases new works from writers all over the country celebrating the diverse fabric of our American experience. Her memoir June Bug Versus Hurricane and collection of essays, Cinderella Sweeping Upgarnered critical acclaim from Kentucky luminary, Silas House and celebrated author, Leslie Jordan among others.
Sara Don Shaver
An army brat who moved around her entire life experiencing different states and countries and cultures, Sara Don Shaver bartended in casual and fine dining establishments in downtown Savannah, Georgia among others. Dogs a constant during her travels, she became a certified dog trainer and when these two passions came together, she came together with Rabbit House Press to create this fun gift bag/bar and coffee table book Unleashed Libations: Canines and Cocktails. Mix up, train up and drink responsibly!
Find her book at unleashedlibations.com
As diverse as her Motor City birthplace, Denise Lutz brings her observations of eclectic mortals to life through the zany characters in her novels. From the thoroughbred racetrack to the Lexington show ring, her rolling stone career has taken her from advertising and filmmaking to the corporate automotive world, always with her love of horses, cars, flying machines and earthly philanthropic causes.