The Writing Thing Press
We Publish Books With Enthusiasm
Why are libraries so quiet? We believe a book should be as loud as the new album you crank up for the first time. See our books below. We think they bring the same energy.
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Why We’re Bringing You the Loudest Reads
You’ll notice we’re a fledgling press. We were founded in 2018. So far we have one book in print, one on pre-order, and two in the pipeline. It’s no big secret: there’s little money in book publishing today. We do this because we care about the books. Not worrying about money frees us to write bigger, bolder, and yes, louder. See what comes.
A City Novel
Empire State Romance
A daring anti-hero. A woman of substance. What could go wrong?
Marble on a Table: A Novel
It’s super easy to meet New Yorkers. It’s nearly impossible to fall in love with one. So discovers urban go-getter Rasmus Smith.
A New Memoir
Eugene Havens moved to the country. Wanna hear about it?
Recently Rural: A Memoir
A city person moves to rural America for the rest of his life. It’s not a horror story. It’s a memoir.
What People Say about
“Marble on a Table: A Novel”
Eugene Havens proves himself a master of cosmopolitan microsociology. He encapsulates the zeitgeist of New York City in the mid-1990s.
Rasmus and Alli’s relationship is expertly crafted. The dialogue between them rings true, and you’ll swear you are eavesdropping.
Marble on a Table keeps the reader guessing in the best possible way. Havens takes ambitious risks with this work and it pays off.
Meet Our Authors
Eugene Havens is obsessed with classic fiction. While other readers stay up late going through the latest YA series, Eugene reads a single book by Dostoevsky that’s as long as a YA series.
Eugene pinpoints his love of the classics to a decade in New York City. Eugene became immersed in the art movements and studied the artists and authors who laid the groundwork. Eugene also learned that no one who aspired to be a writer stayed in expensive New York City. So he returned to the west coast. View Page.
Michael Joel Green
In June 1995, Michael packed everything he owned into his Toyota Celica. His destination was the Seattle grunge scene. Michael knew no one in Seattle but he was determined to start a band.
This fearless attitude led Michael to start three bands. Michael would also pursue acting opportunities in Los Angeles. Whatever the art form, Michael’s method was the same: “all in.” Soon, Michael began to write about his intense experiences living an artistic life. Many writers call upon their imaginations. A select few draw from experience. View Page.