Books of Historic Significance

Even before I became a publisher I was a book lover and collector. Something I inherited from my mother. I have a library on thousands of titles ranging in publication date from the mid-eighteen hundreds to date.

When selecting a book to add to my collection, I consider some important factors: age, condition and historic significance.

In writing my own works I could only make a stab at delivering a title which could be of historic significance. I feel that at least two are. Both were listed by Amazon as “hot new releases when they first came out.” The first was “Conspiracy in the Town That TIme Forgot,” a true crime drama which a co-wrote with my good friend, Ron Cunningham.  It caught the attention of a number of folks, perticularly in the legal and law enforcement professions. It was even offered by a junior college as recommended reading fro Criminal Justice students, and became a part of several pubilc libraries.

Now, Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions has proved to be of historic significance in that it has been ranked by readers as being such. Check it out on Amazon and read the reviews. I welcome your review there as well.


Success with perseverance

Stan and Scott Wolter

Recently I learned that a friend of mine, Scott Wolter, who is in the unusual profession of a forensic geologist, is now hosting a History Channel 2 series titled America Unearthed. In his first season finale, he and my distant cousin, Steve St. Clair, journeyed to Nova Scotia (near where I met Scott in 2008 in a conference on Pre-Columbian Atlantic crossings). The title of the episode was In Search of the Holy Grail.  They were following the voyage of ‘Prince Henry’ (Jarl of Orkney) St. Clair, aka Sinclair, made in 1398. Though it was after the dissolving of the Knights Templar, ‘Prince Henry’ was thought to have strong ties to their secrets and legacy, and possibly even in possession of the illusive ‘Holy Grail.’ There were some interesting findings, and more will likely be revealed in upcoming editions of the program next season.

The interesting point here is that Scott is obtaining a copy of the delightful  full-color illustrated children’s book, Prince Henry St. Clair, Earl of Orkney, by British artist, Hazel Brown, which was published this winter by St. Clair Publications and may use it in an upcoming episode of the show, according to my communication yesterday afternoon with Scott.

The book contains a children’s fantasy version of the reality of Prince Henry and his importance to the true history of America. You may own a copy now by simply going to or at Amazon worldwide sites. It will soon be distributed by the world’s largest book company, Ingram Books, be printed in both London and the US, and be available on request through any major book store.