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: $0.99 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
Ask Doodle why he flunked out of service-dog school and he’ll tell you: smart and obedient don’t always go hand in hand. Now he has a new job sniffing out bed bugs for his new boss, Josh Hunter. But when the boss’s ten-year old daughter, Molly, needs Doodle’s help to solve a mystery, Doodle’s nose and Molly’s camera lead them straight to danger.

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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.