About

Crickhollow Books and Crispin Books are related imprints of our indie book publishing house, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After releasing our first title in 2008, more than ten years ago, we have continued to publish quality fiction and nonfiction titles for adult and young readers – appealing, influential books with a positive impact.

Although we are small in size, tiny in comparison to the big mega-houses, we strive to produce books that can make a difference . . . in our Midwest heartland region, across the country, and in the hands of readers across the globe.

We are Midwestern in spirit. Our books are neighborly, down-to-earth, and practical. There’s always time to share a well-told story.

In the words of novelist Sue Monk Kidd, “The world has enough dogma. 
It’s stories we need more of,
 stories that reverence the 
still, small voice that sings our life.”

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What We Publish

Over the years, we’ve built a nice selection of titles in a few focus areas, noted below.

ADULT COZY MYSTERIES & THRILLERS

ADVICE FOR WRITERS

MIDDLE-GREAT HISTORICAL FICTION

ELEMENTARY NONFICTION PICTUREBOOKS (WILD ANIMAL CONSERVATION WITH KIDS)

About our Name

Crickhollow. The name evokes a cozy, peaceful place, a little stream nestled in an open woods. It’s a special place to nurture your spirit.

Crispin is an imprint name we added later. It emerged initially with our ebook releases (well, most of them). But Crispin also does original trade paperbacks – historical fiction, mysteries. Overall, there is no great difference between Crickhollow and Crispin; we just ended up with the two names, and like them equally.

To Contact Us
If you have a project you feel might be of interest to Crickhollow Books or Crispin Books, please email the director with brief query letter.

In all cases, we are looking for well-written works that are rich in traditions of storytelling, sense of place, positive values, and ways to make the world a better place.

Email your query to:
Philip Martin, Editorial Director
email address: info [at] crickhollowbooks.com
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