Aaron Shepard
Shepard Publications
Skyhook Press ~ The Story Project
Shepard & Piper ~ Next River Books
Simple Productions

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Shepard Publications is a U.S. publisher of books by Aaron Shepard (children’s author and writer on self publishing), Mark Shepard, and Anne L. Watson. Imprints include Simple Productions, Skyhook Press, The Story Project, Next River Books, and Shepard & Piper. We are author-owned and -operated, and proud of it! (But if you’re with a bookseller or library, don’t worry, because you can easily get most of our books through major suppliers.) We are located in Friday Harbor, Washington.

We thrive with limited resources and personnel by exploiting opportunities offered by the evolving technologies of the Internet, print on demand, and ebooks. Unfortunately, this means we do not have the means to offer all the services and terms considered standard in the book trade. We’re sorry for any inconvenience or frustration this might cause.

Book List

Here’s a list of our print books currently available. All books are paperback unless noted. Most links take you to author sites.


Living Apart Together, Anne L. Watson ~ 978-0-938497-61-5
The Gentleman’s Handbook, Aaron Shepard ~ 978-0-938497-70-7

Home Crafts

Smart Soapmaking, Anne L. Watson ~ 978-0-938497-42-4
Milk Soapmaking, Anne L. Watson ~ 978-0-938497-45-5
Smart Lotionmaking, Anne L. Watson ~ 978-0-938497-55-4
Castile Soapmaking, Anne L. Watson ~ 978-0-938497-66-0
Cool Soapmaking, Anne L. Watson ~ 978-0-938497-67-7
Baking with Cookie Molds (Second Edition, Color), Anne L. Watson ~ 978-0-938497-64-6
Baking with Cookie Molds (First Edition, B&W), Anne L. Watson ~ 978-0-938497-47-9
Simple Sourdough, Mark Shepard ~ 978-0-938497-30-1

Writing and Publishing

The Business of Writing for Children, Aaron Shepard ~ 978-0-938497-11-0
Adventures in Writing for Children, Aaron Shepard ~ 978-0-938497-65-3
From Word to Kindle, Aaron Shepard ~ 978-0-938497-57-8
Pictures on Kindle, Aaron Shepard ~ 978-0-938497-58-5
HTML Fixes for Kindle, Aaron Shepard ~ 978-0-938497-59-2
Aiming at Amazon, Aaron Shepard ~ 978-0-938497-43-1
POD for Profit, Aaron Shepard ~ 978-0-938497-46-2
Perfect Pages, Aaron Shepard ~ 978-0-938497-33-2

Language Arts

Stories on Stage, Aaron Shepard ~ 978-0-938497-22-6
Folktales on Stage, Aaron Shepard ~ 978-0-938497-20-2
Readers on Stage, Aaron Shepard ~ 978-0-938497-21-9


How to Love Your Flute, Mark Shepard ~ 978-0-938497-10-3
Simple Flutes, Mark Shepard ~ 978-0-938497-18-9


Circles of Delight, Aaron Shepard ~ 978-0-938497-69-1

Social Issues

Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths, Mark Shepard ~ 978-0-938497-19-6
The Community of the Ark, Mark Shepard ~ 978-0-938497-54-7
Gandhi Today, Mark Shepard ~ 978-0-938497-56-1


The Atlantis Dialogue, Plato, ed. Aaron Shepard ~ 978-0-938497-15-8


Departure, Anne L. Watson ~ 978-0-938497-68-4
Flight, Anne L. Watson ~ 978-0-938497-60-8
Joy, Anne L. Watson ~ 978-0-938497-53-0
Pacific Avenue, Anne L. Watson ~ 978-0-938497-52-3
Skeeter, Anne L. Watson ~ 978-0-938497-51-6

Children’s Books

Christmas Truce, Aaron Shepard, Wendy Edelson ~ 978-0-938497-62-2 (library), 978-0-938497-63-9
The Sea King’s Daughter, Aaron Shepard, Gennady Spirin ~ 978-0-938497-49-3
The Baker’s Dozen, Aaron Shepard, Wendy Edelson ~ 978-0-938497-48-6
The Adventures of Mouse Deer, Aaron Shepard, Kim Gamble ~ 978-0-938497-32-5
The Legend of Lightning Larry, Aaron Shepard, Toni Goffe ~ 978-0-938497-28-8
The Mountain of Marvels (Ancient Fantasy #1), Aaron Shepard ~ 978-0-938497-36-3
The Songs of Power (Ancient Fantasy #2), Aaron Shepard ~ 978-0-938497-37-0
The Magic Flyswatter (Ancient Fantasy #3), Aaron Shepard ~ 978-0-938497-39-4
The Monkey King (Ancient Fantasy #4), Aaron Shepard ~ 978-0-938497-41-7
Timothy Tolliver and the Bully Basher, Aaron Shepard ~ 978-0-938497-24-0


Songs of Flesh, Songs of Spirit, Mark Shepard ~ 978-0-938497-29-5

Ordering Info

Individuals. We cannot supply books directly. Most of our titles are available through your favorite bookstore or online bookseller.

Retailers. You can order most of our titles through major book wholesalers, including:

We will fill orders directly only if you are unable to order from any supplier above. Please see our Wholesale Terms and Conditions.

Schools and Libraries. You can order from your favorite bookstore or online bookseller, or from one of the book wholesalers above, or from one of the following library suppliers.

We will fill orders directly only if you are unable to order from any supplier above. Please see our Wholesale Terms and Conditions.


Sorry, we do not consider submissions or queries. Please do not send!


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