New from Veracity Press this Spring:
Shut Up and Speak!
by John Sheirer
The old story goes…that more people are afraid of public speaking than they are of death. Think about that for a moment. That means that many people at a funeral would prefer to be the person lying in the casket than the person standing up to deliver the eulogy.
“Shut up and speak” means that you must stop churning stomach acid when thinking about how difficult or frightening public speaking can be. “Shut up and speak” means that you can’t become a better public speaker simply by studying communications theory or relying on public speaking folk wisdom. [ read more]
Confessions of An American Dad
From Russell King
Release Date: March 9, 2012 -- “Family Values” is something we hear about all the time by politicians and pundits, preachers and proselytes, who paint a picture of crumbling families and a deteriorating social order. The rhetoric is of fear and exclusion, and is completely divorced from any notion of what the American family is actually like. Finally, Russell King brings sanity, respect, and honest insight into the debate. At last, a poignant look at one father’s efforts to make “family values” synonymous with inclusion, growth, community, and love. [read more]
Tales of a Real American Liberal
From John Sheirer
Release Date: March 16, 2012 -- In 2008, when John Sheirer heard Sarah Palin talking about “real America,” his well-developed “B.S.-detector” sounded the alarm. Sheirer grew up in what Palin would call “real America,” but the values he learned were far from Palin’s right-wing extremism. Sheirer’s upbringing taught him that America is a connected community, not a set of isolated individuals who can disregard or demean the lives of others. In short, Sheirer’s upbringing helped make him a liberal. In Tales of a Real American Liberal, Sheirer examines contemporary social, political, and cultural events and turns his B.S.-detector on the right-wingers who don’t understand what makes America a great nation. He reclaims the title “liberal” from those who use it as a mindless insult and recasts it the patriotic compliment it’s meant to be. John Sheirer is proud to call himself a “Real American Liberal.” [read more]
Free the Message and The Messenger...
The press must be free--not just that gaggle of news groups run by mega-corporations, not just publishing houses that reaffirm popular culture and promote the status quo--but the press as the tool to disseminate words, thoughts, and ideas. We must always have the freedom to share our existential truths, outside the confines of social decorum, of national mythos, of political expediency and delusion.
Writers, as artists, occupy a privileged space in society, and wield powerful tools in shaping culture and affecting change. In our capitalist world, where money indicates social value, artists struggle to make a living and are often vilified as extremists or freaks. Meanwhile, corporations produce mass marketable slag devoid of that singular quality art should possess--that of criticizing society and ourselves.
We want aspiring writers, those off the avenues of money and power, those free of apathetic national delusion and distraction, to have the freedom to share their words and their truths with society at large, to offer them up to a jury of their peers, for insight, inspiration, and the potential for real change.
At Veracity Press, we want to free the message from big business and their governmental and cultural allies in political and popular culture. Don’t remain silent if you hope to be heard. We’ll do our best to give you a voice.
Take the first step...
Check out our "Submissions" page to see what genres we're currently accepting and how to take the first step to becoming a published author.
If you're unsure if you're the right match for Veracity Press, send us an email and let us know what idea(s) you're struggling with, and maybe we can find a direction together.