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Founded in Connecticut in 2011 by Leslie M. Browning, Homebound Publications is one of the rising independent publishers in the country. Collectively through our imprints, we publish between fifteen to twenty books each year and we have almost seventy-five titles distributed worldwide. Over the years, our authors have received dozens of awards including: Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year, Nautilus Book Awards, Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, and Saltire Literary Awards. Highly-respected among bookstores, readers, and authors alike, Homebound Publications has a proven devotion to quality, originality, and integrity.

Homebound Publications is a small press with big ideas. As an independent publisher, we strive to ensure the mainstream is not the only stream. It is our intention at Homebound Publications to preserve contemplative storytelling and introduce new perspectives that directly aid humankind in the trials we face at present as a global village. We publish full-length introspective works of creative non-fiction, literary fiction, and poetry.

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Cold Spring Hallelujah
Pre-release—available December 23, 2019. Price: $9.99 USD. Language: American English. Published by homeboundpublications. Categories: Poetry » Spiritual, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
"This book of poetry is full of lovingly captured moments and wisdom to ponder. Readers following the author's healing journey might even be inspired to try their own poem-a-day process--pausing and noticing and marveling at our wondrous, natural world." -Kristin Bartley Lenz, author of The Art of Holding On and Letting Go
Born in Syn
Series: Original Syn Trilogy. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 99,360. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2019 by homeboundpublications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » General
“Original Syn has one of the most creative settings in modern science fiction, with roots in real theories and ideas. Kander’s novel puts a bold new twist on the classic “Romeo and Juliet” story while also introducing a large variety of new characters and concepts that keep the book feeling fresh and new.” – Clarion-Ledger
Ghosts
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,080. Language: American English. Published: October 29, 2019 by homeboundpublications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
On the newly-discovered planet of Dorset, a small village of travelers try to establish a community. However, Dorset’s ecology quickly proves more complex than settlers expected.
Relief by Execution
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,350. Language: American English. Published: October 15, 2019 by homeboundpublications. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Between the years of 1996-1999, Gint Aras lived a hapless bohemian’s life in Linz, Austria. Decades later, a random conversation with a Polish immigrant in a Chicago coffeehouse provokes a question: why didn’t Aras ever visit Mauthausen, or any of the other holocaust sites close to his former home?
River of Love
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,980. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2019 by homeboundpublications. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Coming of age
"River of Love is an insightful journey into the hearts and souls of an Indigenous community en la tierra encantada of Southern Colorado in the 1970s when the country was being transformed by a youth-led cultural revolution."--Richard Rohr
Falling Up
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,340. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2019 by homeboundpublications. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
“An inspiring one-sitting read, this episodic memoir is a gentle reminder that no matter whether we possess precocious genius or bloom late, it is not important whether we leap or fall—it is essential that we descend to rise. Falling Up is a small but multi-faceted gem.” –Whitney Johnson, author of Disrupt Yourself
How Dams Fall
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,440. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2019 by homeboundpublications. Categories: Essay » Legal, Essay » Literature
“If the Colorado River were to take on human manifestation, it would have written this book. How Dams Fall is beautiful, lyrical, honest, loving, and angry. It is a necessary book. Read it. Absorb it. Then go to a river—any river—and listen to what the river needs. Help the dams to fall and the rivers to live.” –Derrick Jensen, author of A Language Older Than Words
Temple of Warm Harmony
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 10,740. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2019 by homeboundpublications. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening, Poetry » Themes & motifs » Nature
“These poems are guideposts, some freshly-painted on roadside signs, others etched onto rocks we may have to dig a little through the underbrush to discover. The digging is the key. ‘Right outside your door is a wonderworld,’ Owen reminds us. His words are an excellent companion for the exploration.” -Chris La Tray, Chippewa-Cree Métis, author of One-Sentence Journal: Short Poems and Essays from
Painted Oxen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,410. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2019 by homeboundpublications. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Painted Oxen is a novel of transcendence, one that not only invites its readers into its story, but somehow enmeshes them in its alchemy, leaving them changed in unexpected ways at its journeys end. Bridging the worlds of ancient Tibet and modern-day India, Painted Oxen weaves a tale of two men—one young, one old—on parallel journeys.
What Comes Next
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,670. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2019 by homeboundpublications. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Job loss. It’s not something that most people want to think about, whether it happens to them or not–but in modern society, it’s all too common for the words “lay off” and “company downsize” to grace a conversation about how life is going.
Great Pan is Dead
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,380. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2019 by homeboundpublications. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
"In love with love, Eric D. Lehman divines meaning in coincidence, friendships and the moment. Great Pan Is Dead: My Encounters With Coincidence excavates Greek myth, revisits teenage romance and ponders the auspicious tidings of a hastily pitched tent." —Russell Bennetts, founder and editor of Berfrois
A Fistful of Stars
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,930. Language: American English. Published: October 9, 2018 by homeboundpublications. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Ecology & Environment
"Ranadive draws attention to the wondrous fact that, in the words of Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson, ‘We are star-stuff pondering the stars.’ In crazy and contracting times it’s more important than ever to recall the Big Picture and know that the Cosmos is our larger body. These essays are like a hand-drawn map home to our true Self.” –Rev. Michael Dowd, author of Thank God for Evolution
Naming the Unnameable
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 29,870. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2018 by homeboundpublications. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Meditations
“Matthew Fox elegantly offers a contemplative practice that transforms the names of God to the experience of God.” –Deepak Chopra MD
A Letter to My Daughters
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,930. Language: American English. Published: October 9, 2018 by homeboundpublications. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
“This is travel writing at its most luminous. Theodore Richards combines the storytelling gifts of a bard with the limpid seeing of a contemplative. His social commentary is penetrating without being violent and his advice to his three beloved children is exquisitely unsentimental.” –Mirabai Starr, author of Caravan of No Despair
Terranexus
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,520. Language: American English. Published: October 9, 2018 by homeboundpublications. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Environment
“Reading David’s beautifully written essay will make you realize that the wonders of nature lie right beyond your doorstep. So grab your kids, turn off your cell phones, and enjoy them.” –Gina McCarthy, former U. S. EPA Administrator
Original Syn
Series: Original Syn Trilogy. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 106,410. Language: American English. Published: September 25, 2018 by homeboundpublications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
“A gripping story whose words pop off the page… humor, love, masterful storytelling… Beth Kander paints a complex picture of the human condition. ‘Original Syn’ is a transformational piece of literature.” –Andrew Slack, Founder, The Harry Potter Alliance
The School of Soft-Attention
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 11,910. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2018 by homeboundpublications. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Taoism, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Poetry
“With echoes of Tufu, Basho, Thoreau, Gary Snyder, Mary Oliver, and others, yet with a voice throughout that is authentically and distinctively his own, Owen gracefully incorporates many influences, both ancient and modern, East and West, Japanese Zen, Chinese Taoist hermit, Native American, to name just a few. I am moved and impressed.” -Frank W. Berliner, author of ​Falling in Love with a Buddha
The Seas of Distant Stars
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,580. Language: American English. Published: August 7, 2018 by homeboundpublications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
“The Seas of Distant Stars combines convincing, imaginative world building and vivid imagery with lush writing that is often poetic and lyrical, and at times masterful and sophisticated as well. Francesca Varela is an impressive young writer with the potential to produce classics of literary science fiction in the tradition of Le Guin’s Hainish novels.” –Lara Campbell McGehee, author of White Sky
Letters from the Other Side of Silence
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 27,050. Language: American English. Published: June 28, 2018 by homeboundpublications. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
"Joseph Little’s journey from that point, through sacred places, through the writings of others, and through new insights, is written with a warmth and wonder that bring it as near the reader as the words of a friend. A powerfully inspiring book." —Chad Parmenter, poet and author of Weston’s Unsent Letters to Modotti
The Moon Reminded Me
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 8,530. Language: American English. Published: June 28, 2018 by homeboundpublications. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
“In The Moon Reminded Me, Ellen Grace O’Brian shares a lifetime of deep wondering, weaving the presence of our inner life with the presence of life beyond our own. These bare, insightful poems are reminiscent of Basho, and more recently, Gary Snyder. She speaks of the storm from the eye of the storm in a way that affirms that life is worth living.” —Mark Nepo, author of The One Life We’re Given
The Ashokan Way
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 35,310. Language: American English. Published: June 28, 2018 by homeboundpublications. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
“Gail Straub’s The Ashokan Way speaks profoundly to the healing power of the places that most nourish us. It can be thought of as a blueprint for remembering and nurturing the wonders of place that are absolutely essential to our health and happiness. This is one beautiful book.” –Christiane Northrup, NY Times bestselling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
The Comet's Tail
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,910. Language: American English. Published: June 27, 2018 by homeboundpublications. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
At age nineteen, Amy Nawrocki returned from her first year of college, scribbled a few notes in her journal, and took a terrifying summer trip. She remembers one night of disorientation, then nothing until Christmas, when awareness slowly restarts. The Comet’s Tail is the story of these missing months: the seizures and fever spikes, the deep nothing of coma, and the unexpected, dramatic recovery.
To Lose the Madness
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,870. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2018 by homeboundpublications. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing
In this career-defining work, Browning explores the breaking point every mind has after finding her own limit during a gauntlet of traumatic events. Pulled out of this blast-crater moment in her life by a friend, she is brought away from the insanity and deep into the snowy Sangre de Cristo Mountains where, standing in front of a herd of wild buffalo, she comes face to face with the terms we all m

Series

Original Syn Trilogy
Fifty years after the Singularity, the world is divided into two populations locked in a cold war: Synthetic Citizens, or Syns, human-computer hybrids with extraordinary enhancements and potentially infinite lifespans; and Originals, the individuals who did not merge their bodies with the machines. But the decades-long battle between Original and Syn is almost at an end, because the Originals are on the verge of extinction. One of the only young Originals left in the world, Ere, knows he might someday be the very last of his kind. But when he meets a beautiful, powerful Syn girl called Ever, he questions everything he’s ever been told about his lifelong enemies. Original Syn is a rich, dangerous world of family secrets, free will, forbidden love, and all of the unexpected peril that arises when aggressive technology meets stubborn humanity.
Original Syn
Price: $5.99 USD.
Born in Syn
Price: $6.99 USD.

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