This is how we survive --
by helping each other in small, creative ways.
- Evelyn Rainey
Think your books might find a home here? Watch this short introductory video which explains who we are, what we are interested in publishing, and what we offer.
All my life, I wanted to be a published author. I wrote and wrote and wrote and wrote and felt impaled by every letter of declination publishers sent me.
In 2004, I came to the realization that I had to stop "hoping to be" and start "being" an author. I read every book I could find about what it takes to become published. And it worked! I love being published so much, that I have taken it as a ministry to help others become published. (And I have read every book I could to ensure this venture is a success.) I retired from teaching in 2020 and started Sheltering Tree . Earth , LLC Publishing in 2021.
We may not be the right house for you, and you may not be the right author for us. But if we are right for each other, both of our dreams will become manifest. We are traditional, not vanity. I will pay you a healthy percentage of royalties and you will work to ensure your book sells. We publish in trade paperback, hardcover, and Kindle.
I will consider any books that are positive, uplifting, supportive, or spiritual in nature. To gage if your fiction, nonfiction, children/juvenile, or poetry book would fit with our house, ask yourself if it could be used for one of these purposes from Matthew 25:35-36 --
Feed Those Who Hunger After Righteousness
For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat (Matthew 25:35a)
Slake Those Who Thirst for Justice
I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink (Matthew 25:35b)
Turn the Tide on Human Tensions and Discrimination
I was a stranger and you invited me in (Matthew 25:35c)
Facilitate Those Who Need to Become Sufficient in a Trade or Calling
I needed clothes and you clothed me (Matthew 25:36a)
Offer Tools to Those Who Tend to Others
I was sick and you looked after me (Matthew 25:36b)
Enable Those Who Minister to Those Who Face Consequences for Their Actions
I was in prison, and you came to visit me. (Matthew 25:36c)
Fill out the SUBMIT QUERY form. In the body, include the hook, brief synopsis, author bio, BISAC genre, and word count. Attach the first chapter or 5 poems (Word DOCX, Times New Roman, size 12, double spaced). Individual file cannot exceed 10 MB.
I will respond within 30 days to any query submitted through this venue.
Book Trailers are developed for each of our writers as part of the publishing packet. Take a look at our trailers for already published and soon to be published books.