Laurel Fork Press

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We’re a publishing company located off the Blue Ridge Parkway in southwestern Virginia.

Here at Laurel Fork Press, we believe that the best fiction is that which touches the heart. Whatever the genre–mainstream, mystery, romance or speculative fiction–we’re looking for stories that move and delight the reader, stories that linger long after the closing words have been read.

Right now we're offering a delightful new mystery by award-winning author Susan J. Kroupa as well as her three heart-warming Christmas stories that we published last year.

As we move into the next year, we plan to publish a variety of short fiction and a historical novel, each different but each connected by a thread of compassion and humanity that moves from the words on the screen to the reader’s heart.

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Series: Doodlebugged Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,180. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012 by Laurel Fork Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
In his second adventure, Doodle’s nose gets put to the test when Molly starts training him to find something very different from bed bugs to clear her best friend’s brother from drug charges. But when Doodle fails a practice with the boss for an important certification, it takes all of Molly’s ingenuity and Doodle’s keen intelligence to sniff out the real villains and set things right again.
Series: Doodlebugged Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,460. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011 by Laurel Fork Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
Laugh with Doodle, the cheeky canine narrator who has delighted dog lovers and readers of gentle mysteries alike. When Doodle’s “career change” lands him a job with a new boss, he’s not worried. Sniffing out bed bugs? Easy as pie. Easier, as getting a piece of pie for a dog can be hard. But Doodle’s nose soon leads him and Molly, the new boss’s daughter, straight into danger.
Gabriel & Mr. Death
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2010 by Laurel Fork Press. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family
Gabriel is a coon hound with an unusual gift: he can see Mr. Death. He doesn’t think too hard on it until one Christmas Eve when Mr. Death comes for the person Gabriel loves most. He can’t let that happen, no sir, no way. A touching story about a dog’s love and loyalty and the healing power of family.
Courtesy Call
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2010 by Laurel Fork Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Peter doesn’t mind his job as a telemarketer for LockTite Security Systems, not since Ann left. At least it fills his days. And he’s good at it. Find the need and fill it—that’s his secret to success. He works hard to keep his world and his heart as safe as a LockTite system. But when he starts getting sales calls from a mysterious woman offering him a “one-time gift of the Christmas sp
Walter's Christmas-Night Musik
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2010 by Laurel Fork Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A little magic, a little Mozart, a big miracle on Christmas Eve. . . Nothing has gone right for Walter Gunther since his wife died. He had to sell his music store to pay her medical bills and take a job in a big box music store. But when Walter is forced to work late on Christmas Eve, he receives a musical gift beyond his wildest imagining.

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  • The Hands of God on Feb. 08, 2011

    Gerald Weinberg, the author of best-selling books dealing with the interface of human behavior and technology, now brings his impressive knowledge not just of technology but of the human heart, to a work of fiction. The Hands of God tells the story of Pamela Ruka, a fourteen year-old girl who has lost both her hands in a tragic accident. Early on, Pamela, recounting the minister’s weekly sermon says, "He said that the only sin was pretending we didn't have a choice. I think he was looking straight at me." That theme echoes throughout the book as Pamela fights to find her own way, often in harrowing situations, in a world where she’s regarded as a freak. Through her story, Weinberg gives us fascinating speculations as to how medical and engineering technology combined with social will might help people like Pamela. A book rich with ideas, information and compassion.