Should Columbus Day become Exploration Day?

I, for one, believe that it should. In August 2008 I was among a group of concerned folk who organized, supported and attended The Atlantic Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia featuring numerous speakers from around the world advocating taking another look at the popular teaching that Columbus discovered America. It is common knowledge that there were several explorers who journied from Europe at least hundreds of years before his 1492 venture with the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. In fact, a new book published by St. Clair Publications primarily aimed at youth which is vividly illustrated in brilliant color unvails the story of one of them, ‘Prince Henry’ St. Clair, Earl of Orkney’ by Hazel Brown, which is available on Amazon in the US, the UK and continental European sites.

There is a growing movement to change Columbus Day to Exploration Day, recognizing all explorers for their remarkable feats. If you agree, you may go to and sign a petition to do so.

Another wonderful book, one which I can only wish I had published, was authored by my friend, Gunner Thompson. It’s called Viking America and may be purchased in either hardback or paperback at a number os online retailers. It gives detailed research information concerning voyages to the New World as far back as the Roman Empire, and includes a shocking map which he discovered from 1414 showing another contenent on an orb resembling our modern maps, though somewhat distorted due to lack of proper charting. So the next time someone says ‘In 14 hundred and 92 Columbus sailed the ocean blue’ you can say, “Yeah, so what?”

Prince Henry Children’s Book now available

Hazel BrownThe long-awaited Prince Henry St.Clair, Earl of Orkney children’s book is up of the St. Clair Publications website one day ahead of schedule!  

This exceptional work, crafted by noted artist, Hazel Brown (See picture) in the UK, tells the story of a young boy, Haakon, whose grandfather sailed to the New World with Prince Henry almost 100 years before Columbus. It is aimed at children between the ages of 10 and 15, but will also be interesting and delightful to older teens and adults. Order your copies today at the above link, or from Amazon in the US, UK or any Continental Europe site. It is sure to keep the attention of everyone in the family.


Prince Henry Childrens’ book now available

The long-awaited Prince Henry children’s book is now available on the St. Clair Publications site at one day ahead of schedule! It is also up on Amazon in the US, UK and Continental Europe sites. A slight alteration of the cover image is in progress on the Amazon sites which already has been corrected on our site. Also, an abreviated book description is showing to be more effective to the general market. This book is aimed at children ages 10 to 15, but is also very colorful in both illustration and descriptive verbiage, having been crafted by a noted artist, Hazel Brown. Thoes who order the book will not be dissapointed! Order yours today in order to receive well ahead of the Christmas rush.

When searching for it on all Amazon sites, the full title is Prince Henry St. Clair, Earl of Orkney.

Prince Henry book approved

The delightful new children’s book, Prince Henry St. Clair, Earl of Orkney, by noted artist, Hazel Brown, has been approved for release today, and will soon be available on our site at and on Amazon around the globe. I will be filling the pre-orders that I have already recieved right away. If you have any questions, please contact me at

New releases

Every month we are releasing about three new titles. Sometimes more, perhaps some months, less. It is so exciting to participate in the birthing process.

One of our ongoing projects is classic literature. More than one book is being formatted and prepared at a time, and progress depends upon being able to work them in with new titles. Before the first of September we will be releasing both The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, the timeless classic by Mark Twain based upon his life growing up on the banks of the Mississippi, and A Man for the Ages, Irving Bacheller’s enduring best-seller about the life of our beloved 17th American President, Abraham Lincoln.

Add to this a beautiful 8.5 X 11 full color children’s book, Prince Henry St. Clair, Earl of Orkney, by noted British faerie artist, Hazel Brown, based on the brave voyage made to the New World almost 100 years before Columbus, and you have a trio headed for success.

When new authors come to St. Clair Publications they receive one-on-one personal attention,  true value unbeatable in today’s publishing market, and worldwide distribution. Our motto is Small enough to listen to the author, large enough to reach the world.

Prince Henry St. Clair, Earl of Orkney

On or about 1 September a fresh and delightful new children’s book will be released by St. Clair Publications.

Noted British faerie artist, Hazel Brown, vividly paints this intriguing story, based on the life and voyages of Jarl Henry St. Clair aka Prince Henry Sinclair, and his voyages to the New World 100 years before Columbus, with all of the skill and rapture of a well-seasoned best-selling author.The brilliant full-color illustrations, many of which cover the entire page, are also most remarkable. 

Haakon, a twelve-year-old lad of Orkney, has waited what seemed an eternity, for the return of his wise and beloved grandfather, a blacksmith who has traveled with Sir Henry, his navigator, Antonio Zeno, and their crew to discover lands far away. He, along with his two young cousins, Jon and Eugenie, anxiously probe for answers to  numerous questions about their mysterious voyage. They are far from disappointed, and not only are told tales beyond their wildest dreams, but experience for themselves exciting adventures which would be the envy of any youngster of their day..

This book will excite children with its fast-paced, carefully-worded tales of blended truth and legends of kIngs and queens, princes and princesses, knights, selkies and fairie folk, all glued together with unforgettable art work. However, it will be equally memorable for adults, who will yearn to read it again and again to their curious offspring.